WENDY (STECKI) HIMBERGER DEAN
Class of 1967
Inducted in 2012
Wendy was inducted into the SHSAA Hall of Fame in 2012.
Wendy is a self-taught artist and entrepreneur. Her art is in homes and businesses from New York City across the United States including Hawaii and three foreign countries. The television star, Marg Helgenberger, owns five of her paintings. She lives, creates and displays her art work in Valley, NE at My Gallery & Loft which has been featured on the HGTV show "REZONED." Her business was also featured on KPTM Fox 42 Secret Hot Spot feature.
She also purchased and renovated additional Valley space for two other businesses - Eclectic Gift Shop and Delicious! Pastry & Café Restaurant. Delicious was named by USA Today Newspaper as one of the top 10 pastry cafes in the United States in 2001. The restaurant and art gallery were featured in Food & Spirits Magazine this year 2012. Her relatives now run these businesses while she concentrates on her art.
Wendy said she learned her work ethic, desire to be the best that she could be, the need to try new things and to work hard from her SHS experiences.