Sharyl Kimminau, age 76, of Wood River, died Saturday, June 1, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Memorial service was held Thursday, June 6, at the Apfel Funeral Home in Wood River. Pastor Brad Jepsen officiated. Inurnment was at the Wood River Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Maltman Memorial Library or the Wood River Fire Department. Online condolences may be directed to www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Sharyl was born June 18, 1942, in Hastings to Harry and Fern (Utecht) Baker. She grew up in Hastings, and the family moved to Harvard when she started high school. She graduated from Harvard High in 1960. On May 21, 1960, she was united in marriage to Bernard Kimminau at Harvard. The couple lived in Grand Island and Superior. They moved to Wood River in 1974. Sharyl worked for Hall County Head Start for 27 years. Sharyl attended the Wood River Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Christian Women’s Group in Wood River and the Maltman Memorial Library Board. Sharyl had a passion for reading and always had a book with her. She enjoyed cross-stitching and made numerous baby quilts. Supporting her children and grandchildren in all their activities kept her busy; along with watching Nebraska football and volleyball. Sharyl also enjoyed being out in her yard and taking care of her garden and flowers. Survivors include Eva Heminger, of Wood River; Ann (Kevin) Krzycki, of Sanger, Texas; David Kimminau, of Grand Island; grandchildren, Nicholas and Adam Thompson, Jon Heminger, Lindsay Krzycki, Jordan Harders, Cydney Weiss, and Kyla Kimminau; great-grandchildren, Brodi and London Thompson, Sean, Danyka, and Jaxdyn Heminger, Quinn and Taylor Harders, and Peyton and Brixten Krzycki; and brother-in-law, Don Kimminau, of Denver, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, in 2017; parents; step-father, George Rees; sister, Brenda (Jesse) Pittman; brother, Dale Baker; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Hoins and Lorna Kimminau; and son-in-law, Bob Heminger.