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AHLERS, Clarence W.
CLEARWATER, NEBRASKA: Clarence William Ahlers, 84, died July 5, 2007. He was born February 13, 1923 to Otto and Alma Roenfeldt. He was a farmer and a military veteran. He enjoyed playing cards and gardening, and was a member of the American Legion and the Senior Citizens. He is survived by two brothers, Albert and Arthur Ahlers, both of Clearwater. He was preceded in death by his parents. Interment with military honors was at the Clearwater Cemetery under the direction of Snider Memorial Funeral Home.

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AHLSCHWEDE, Darrel
SEWARD, NEBRASKA: Darrel Leslie Ahlschwede, 73, died October 11, 2009. He was born August 27, 1936 to Oscar E. and Leona Christina Helmstadter Ahlschwede. He was a farmer, and also worked as a truck driver for Apollo, Yellow Freight, and North American. He served with the Nebraska National Guard Reserve, and attended Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was interested in traveling, farming, soil conservation, and history. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Irene Ficke Ahlschwede; his children and their spouses, Nyla and David Helge of Lake Barrington, IL, and Lynda and Ted Hughes, and Kevin and Karna Ahlschwede, all of Seward; a sister, Ruth Noziska of Grand Island; 7 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Ahlschwede; and his parents. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery with arrangements by Zabka Funeral Home

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ASMUS, Katie
HASTINGS, NEBRASKA: Katie Asmus, 94, died October 6, 2002. She was born October 27, 1907 to Claus and Helen Saathoff Hinrichs. She and her husband were farmers. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lola Mae and Ted Garratt of Sierra Vista, AZ; a son, Keith Asmus of Hastings; 3 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 16 step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Asmus; four sisters; five brothers; and her parents. Interment was at Parkview Cemetery by Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

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ASPEGREN, Lillian
HARVARD, NEBRASKA: Lillian Naomi Aspegren, 88, died March 1, 2007 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. She was born June 19, 1918 near Shickley, NE to Olof and Augusta Samuelson Larson. She was a former school teacher, and farmed in Clay County with her husband. She was a piano player at Saronville Methodist Church. She attended the Harvard Methodist Church, and was a member of P.E.O., the Harvard Methodist Women's Club, and the Harvard Over 60 Bunch. She is survived by three sons, Michael (Dorothy) of Shickley, David (Pat) of Lincoln, and Thomas (Gina) of Marquette; a daughter, Christine Klein (Ralph) of Giltner; a brother, Robert Larson of Cairo, NE; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorraine Aspegren; three sisters; and a brother. Services were held at the Harvard United Methodist Church. Interment was at the Harvard Cemetery by Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home.

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BANTAM, Eldrid
CAMBRIDGE, NEBRASKA: Eldrid W. Bantam, 84, died September 5, 2006. She was born December 17, 1921 to Harold H. and Alvina Schoneberg James. She and her husband farmed, and she also worked in the Orleans school cafeteria. She is survived by two daughters, Dee Bantam of Cambridge, and Pat (Rusty) Fritz of O'Neill; a sister, Helen Rogers of Long Island, KS; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noble Bantam; a sister, Opal Moore; and her parents. Services were held at Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment was at Orleans Cemetery with arrangements by Lockenour-Jones Mortuary.

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BERNEY, Mary
SPALDING, NEBRASKA: Mary Berney, 81, died March 21, 1928. She was born in Ireland. She was survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Kavanaugh and Mrs. Frank Judge; and six sons, Owen, Tom, James, William, Frank, and John. Services were held at St. Michael's Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery.

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BLACKOS, Nicholas
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Nicholas "Nick" Blackos, 79, died October 24, 2009. He was born September 7, 1930 in North Platte, NE to Gust J. and Constance "Connie" Pappas Blackos. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and was a member of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Bayard. He is survived by his wife, Popee Roussou Blackos; his sons, Tom of Scottsbluff, Gus of Lincoln, John of Dallas, TX and Chris of Tampa, FL; three sisters, Angie Milroy of North Platte, Maria Fleece of Beatrice, and Sylvia Goulatis of Portland, ME; and a grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, John G. Blackos. Services were held at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Interment with military honors was at the Bayard Cemetery under the direction of Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel.

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BOHLING, Virgil
AUBURN, NEBRASKA: Virgil William Bohling, 85, died August 25, 2007. Survivors include his wife, Betty Bohling; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Louis Weyand of Austin, TX, and Ginny and Lon Allen of Omaha; two sisters, Hazel Dunekacke of Johnson, and Alberta Meier of West Point; a brother-in-law, Dwight Hawley (Catherine) of Brock; two sisters-in-law, Connie Clark of Omaha, and Dean Hawley of Edgar; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery with arrangements by Hemmingsen Funeral Home.

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BOLTE, Verna
YORK, NEBRASKA: Verna Mathilda Bolte, 90, died February 28, 2005. She was born January 2, 1915 to Herbert R. and Bertha Burhoop Blum. She formerly worked at Piepers Hardware, Miller Cabinet Shop, MM's, and Wheelers. She attended Emmanuel Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by two daughters, Connie (Glen) Shockey of York, and MaryAnn (Mike) Bristol of Thayer; a son, Myron (Dee) Bolte of York; three sisters, Joan (Burton) Hoffschneider of Waco, and Mildred Klemz and Ruby (Roy) Dinkelman, all of York; a brother, Clarence (LaVerna) Blum; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; her step-grandchildren; and her step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter F. Bolte; three sisters; two brothers; her parents; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; and a granddaughter. Services were held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery by Metz Mortuary.

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BRABEC, Anton
WAHOO, NEBRASKA: Anton R. Brabec died February 6, 2009. He was born February 12, 1914 near Wahoo to Anton and Christine Machovec Brabec. He was a grain and livestock farmer, working on a farm that has been in his family for over 100 years. He was a member of St. Wenceslaus Church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Helen Anderson Brabec; three sons, Dan (Algene) Mueller of Fremont, and Dennis Brabec and John (Betty) Brabec, all of Wahoo; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward; his parents; a brother, Charles Brabec; two sisters, Christine Schmidt and Julia Lehr; and a daughter-in-law, Pam Brabec. Services were held at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery under the direction of Svoboda Funeral Home.

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BRASE, Milton
BEATRICE, NEBRASKA: Milton F. Brase, 96, died December 10, 2004 at the Beatrice Manor Care Center. He was born February 13, 1908 in Norton, KS to Martin and Laura Detering Brase. He retired from the Beatrice Post Office, and had also worked at the Beatrice National Bank and StoreKraft Manufacturing. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and served as church treasurer, as well as being on various boards and committees. He enjoyed reading, gardening and playing cards. He is survived by his wife, Esther Potter Brase; a son, Dale Brase of Beatrice; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and William Terry of Lincoln, and Karen and Perry Izland of Missouri City, TX; a brother, Gilbert Brase (Barbara) of Orinda, CA; four sisters, Erna Nelson of Beatrice, Mildred Hill (Elmer) of Pittsburg, KS, and Margaret Schroeder (Edward) and Gertrude Epperson (Walter), all of Wichita, KS; 5 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter and Harold Brase; and five sisters, Elma Esch, Edna Buss, Adela Janssen, Helen Schormann, and Lorna Grupe. Services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment was at Evergreen Home Cemetery under the direction of Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel.

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BROE, Ronald
ELM CREEK, NEBRASKA: Ronald M. Broe, 64, died January 10, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born June 8, 1945 in Kearney to Matthew and Betty Beavers Broe. He was a diesel mechanic for the Nebraska Department of Roads with 25 years of service, and also farmed and raised cattle. He was a former mechanic for Caterpillar in Grand Island and a U.S. Army veteran. He attended Immaculate Conception Church, and was a member of the American Quarterhorse Association, the American Legion and the VFW, and was a 4-H leader. He was a past member of the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Marian Ripp Broe; a daughter, Xan Bovill (Patrick) of Round Lake, IL; a son, Matthew Broe (Julie) of Grand Junction, CO; his parents, of Elm Creek; two sisters, Cindy Schroeder (Mark) and Pamela Tool (Richard), all of Elm Creek; a brother, Dennis Broe (Connie) of Adams; 4 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; and his grandparents. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment with military honors was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery under the direction of O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home.

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BURKE, Sister Ann Dolores
ALLIANCE, NEBRASKA: Sr. Ann Dolores Burke, 78, died March 26, 2009 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. She was born Rosemary Joan Burke on April 10, 1930 in Springfield, MA to William J. and Marion Shea Burke. She entered Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters in 1954, taking the name Sister Ann Dolores. She professed temporary vows as a Carmelite Sister in Newport, RI. She entered the Order of Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity in 1972, and confirmed her vows on October 4, 1973. She held a B.A. degree from Regis University, and earned a Nebraska teaching certificate as well as an endorsement for library science. She was involved in missionary work in Hidalgo, Mexico, and taught grade school at Guardian Angels School at Denver, CO, St. Mary's in O'Neill, NE, and St. Agnes Academy, where she was the school librarian. She is survived by two sisters, Eileen Rannenberg of Agawam, MA, and Ann Pickrell of Bangor, ME; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at Marian Chapel. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Gould Funeral Home.

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CAIN, Mabel
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA: Mabel R. Cain, 89, died April 14, 2008. She was born August 26, 1918 to Hamilton and Bertha Bowman Rich. She was a member of Glad Tidings Lighthouse, and enjoyed reading, traveling, cooking, fishing, and playing cards. Survivors include a son, Merton Ewing of North Sioux City, SD; five daughters, Patty (Ken) Adair of South Sioux City, Judy Barrett of Sioux City, IA, Betty (Gary) Mydland of Inwood, IA, Fern (Norman) Reese of Yelm, WA, and Gloria (Andy) Andrews of Amity, OR; a brother, Robert (Mary) Rich of Sioux City, IA; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Cain; three sons, Richard Cain, Mike Cain, and Cleo Ewing; three sisters, Darlene Tranmer, Opal Aldrich, and Edith Rich; seven brothers, Raymond, Fred, Elmer, Clarence, Everett, Francis, and James Rich; and her parents. Services were held at Glad Tidings Lighthouse. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home.

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CATTAU, Werner
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA: Werner F. Cattau, 86, died June 17, 2002. He was born January 29, 1916 to William and Clara Rosche Cattau. He was a dairy farmer, and served on the Sherman Township Board. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, and held several offices there. He and his wife enjoyed wintering in Arizona. Survivors include his wife, Elsa Otte Cattau; four sons, Curt (Ruth Ann) Cattau of Orange, CA, and Cliff (Linda) Cattau, Arlyn (Ann) Cattau, and Bill Cattau, all of Columbus; a daughter, Linda G. Cattau of Columbus; a sister, Adella Korte of Creston; a sister-in-law, Caecelia Cattau of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Cattau; his parents; and a brother-in-law, Paul Korte. Services were held at Christ Lutheran Church. Interment was at Christ Lutheran Cemetery with arrangements by Gass Haney Funeral Home.

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CHELF, Neva
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Neva Lorraine Chelf, 94, died June 12, 2008. She was born September 15, 1913 to Axel and Jessie Leeburg. She and her husband worked in the grocery business. She attended the First Christian Church. She is survived by a son, Bill (Lydia) Chelf of Aurora, CO; a sister, Wila Jones of Beloit, KS; 3 grandsons; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Chelf; and a son, Barton Roy. Inurnment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery by Jolliffe Funeral Home.

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CHILDERS, Artie
HASTINGS, NEBRASKA: Artie F. Childers, 70, died December 17, 2000 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. She was born January 3, 1930 in Hastings to Alfred and Laura Bernt Dieken. She worked at Debus Metz Bakery, and was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Paula Childers of Hastings; a sister, Doris Richardson of Holdrege; 3 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Childers; her parents; and a sister, Dorothy Raver. Services were held at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Interment was at Parkview Cemetery under the direction of Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

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COCKAYNE, Beatrice
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Beatrice "Betty" Cockayne, 69, died October 2, 1980 at a hospital in Omaha. She was born in Guilford, MO. She retired from the J.L. Brandeis and Sons department store, and was also a former school teacher. She had lived in Omaha for 40 years. Survivors include her husband, John L. Cockayne; three sisters, Lota C. Ham of St. Joseph, MO, Dorothy Brown of Maryville, MO, and Lucille Critzer of Arvada, CO; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Weatherford Cemetery in Guilford, MO with arrangements by Larkin Funeral Home. Note: Her birth date may be July 16, 1911.

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COLLINS, Carmen
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Carmen Sallee Collins, 87, died May 27, 2004 at the Residential Care Center in Sabetha. She was born December 23, 1916 in Arkansas City, KS to Frank and Olive Kimsey Taylor. She had been an office worker for the United A.G. Stores in Omaha. She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Iva M. Hamernick of Omaha, and Wauneta Hamernick of Morrill; a sister, Cleal Stidham of Arkansas; 7 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by two husbands, John Hamernick and Ray Collins; two sons, Robert Hamernick and Ronald Hamernick; her parents; three sisters; four brothers; and a grandson. Interment was at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha with arrangements by Chapel Oaks Funeral Home.

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COPPER, Herold
SEWARD, NEBRASKA: Herold Copper, 74, died May 4, 2008. He was born April 14, 1934 to Alfred and Faye Wellington Copper. He worked in law enforcement, and served as a deputy sheriff in Seward County. Survivors include his wife, June Gardner Copper; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Ellen Copper of Aurora, CO, and Richard and Christi Copper of North Platte; two stepdaughters, Pamela and Ed Robotham of Le Mars, IA, and Sherri and Chris Manzer of Lincoln; four stepsons, Charles Pierce of Seward, Duane and Wendy Pierce of Brainard, David and Teri Pierce of Aurora, and Randy and Linda Pierce of West Hempstead, NY; a sister, Alta Russell of Arlington; 23 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven; a brother, Elden; his parents; and two stepdaughters-in-law, Beverly and Pamela Pierce. Services were held at United Methodist Church. Inurnment was at Seward Cemetery by Volzke Funeral Home.

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CYBORON, Rose
BOELUS, NEBRASKA: Rose E. Cyboron, 83, died December 5, 1997 at her residence. She was born in Boelus August 17, 1914 to Anker and Kjerstina Sorensen Hansen. She worked with her family in Boelus operating the Central Telephone Phone Service. She and her husband were farmers. She attended Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Deborah Church Circle and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Glen) Hansen of Farwell; three sons, Jim of Grand Island, George of Boelus, and Dean of Norfolk; and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Cyboron; five sisters, Emma Rickard, Agnes Bremer, Ellanora Wieczorek, Mary Wieczorek, and Anna Jensen; and five brothers, Soren, Peter, Edward, Bill and Christian Hansen. Services were held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Interment was at Westlawn Memorial Park in Grand Island under the direction of Jacobsen Funeral Home.

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CZERWINSKI, Lottie
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Lottie Mary Czerwinski, 86, died January 19, 2008. She was the daughter of Jacob and Victoria Szarad. Survivors include her husband, Theodore; her children and their spouses, Donna and Rocky Leming, Terri and Roger Allen, Tom and Lyza Czerwinski, and Bob and Marilyn Czerwinski; five sisters, Stacia Stavneak, Rose Kenney, Bernyce (Bob) Wagman, Sophie Hinkle, and Dorothy (Bob) Shewan; two brothers, John (Cookie) Szarad, and Leo Szard; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Ehrenberg, Jean Kaiser, and Josie Szarad; and her parents. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

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DEDRICK, Allie
MINDEN, NEBRASKA: Allie Loer Dedrick, 17, died July 2, 1888. She was the wife of U.S. Dedrick. Burial was at Garden Plain Cemetery.

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DeROIN, Edna
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA: Edna E. DeRoin, 84, died July 23, 2006 at a Sioux City Hospital. She was born April 16, 1922 in Dakota City to Will and Emma Snyder Sierk. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry L. and Maurine "Twink" DeRoin of Omaha, and Terry M. and Jean of St. Augustine, FL; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis H. DeRoin. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.

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DEWEY, Ivan
TRENTON, NEBRASKA: Ivan C. Dewey, 88, died January 26, 1993 at his residence. He was born March 17, 1904 in Culbertson to Timothy G. and Ida Mae Alexander Dewey. He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nila E. Owens Dewey; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Tom Hovey and Barbara and Walter Dye; a son and daughter-in-law, Delmar and Nadine Dewey; a son-in-law, William H. Davis; 15 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delores Davis; his parents; four sisters, Pearl Banzet, Alice Blair, Elsie Dewey and Laura Dewey; three brothers, Charles, Roy and George Dewey; a grandson, Darrel Dewey; and a granddaughter, Peggy Powers. Services were held at the United Methodist Church of Trenton. Interment was at the Trenton Cemetery by Herrmann Funeral Home.

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DONZE, Edna
TRENTON, NEBRASKA: Edna Mae Donze, 91, died April 13, 2007. She was born March 17, 1916 to the late Edward Kelly and Grace Eva Jenkins Moss. She worked for Social Services in Trenton and at the county welfare department in Gove, KS, and had taught school prior to that. She and her husband also farmed, and she worked with the disabled. She enjoyed fishing, quilting, sewing, and canning. After retirement, she earned a ministerial degree. She attended the Methodist Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William D. and Kathy Donze of McCook; a sister, Evelyn Bigbee of Oakley, KS; 2 granddaughters; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Donze; an infant son, Duane Edward Donze; two sisters, Bertha Bartlett and Ruth Sidles; and two brothers, Harold and Don Moss. Services were held at the United Methodist Church of Trenton. Interment was at the Trenton Cemetery by Herrmann Funeral Home.

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DOTTER, James C.
FAIRBURY, NEBRASKA: James C. Dotter, 75, died February 2, 2011 in Superior, NE. He was born September 25, 1935 in Yankton, SD to Eldon and Mercedes Garvie Dotter. He was a heavy equipment operator and mechanic. He is survived by a sister, Charlotte (Delmar) Janoveck of Holton, KS; three brothers, Larry Dotter of Fairbury, Gary Dotter of Apple Valley, CA, and Douglas Dotter of Breweton, NY; his longtime friend and caregiver, Shirley Webber of Superior: and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Weatherman Dotter; his parents; and a brother, Ralph. Arrangements were handled by Gerdes Meyer Funeral Home.

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DOYLE, Willard
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Willard W. Doyle, 16, died April 1, 1890. He worked as a clerk for Paxton and Gallagher. He was born February 27, 1874 to Thomas and Charlotte Doyle. Services were held at his residence; the funeral sermon was delivered by the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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DRAHOTA, Elsie
GERING, NEBRASKA: Elsie E. Drahota, 99, died November 18, 2006. She was born September 18, 1907 to Frank and Theresa Panek Dvorak. She and her husband were farmers and ranchers. She was a member of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Mitchell, and enjoyed crocheting, gardening and cooking. She was formerly a member of a county extension group. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Dr. Robert Barnwell of Gering; two sisters, Olga Butterfield of Omaha, and Helen Kotrous of Columbus; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Drahota. Interment was at West Lawn Cemetery by Jolliffe Funeral Home.

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EASLEY, Edna
HEBRON, NEBRASKA: Edna Katherine Sulz Easley, 98, died July 3, 2009 at the Blue Valley Lutheran Home in Hebron. She was born February 6, 1911 in Alexandria, NE to Robert and Augusta Glaum Sulz. She held a teaching certificate from Hastings College, and formerly taught in the Davenport, NE public schools. She and her husband operated a family farm. She enjoyed gardening, and was a former 4-H leader and Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Daughters of the Nile, and the United Presbyterian Women. Survivors include two daughters, Sheryl Wachter (Ronald) of Springfield, MO, and Marilyn Baruth (Robert) of Holland, MI; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Daryl L. Easley; her parents; a sister, Bernice King; and two brothers, Walter and Harry Sulz. Services were held at the Alexandria United Presbyterian Church. Interment was at the Alexandria Cemetery.

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EASTWOOD, John M.
PAWNEE COUNTY, NEBRASKA: John Melvin Eastwood died February 2, 1905. He was born March 7, 1904 to John Elmer and Maud Ethel Eastwood. Services were held at Mission Creek Church. Burial was at Mission Creek Cemetery.

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EIKMEIER, Valerian
DODGE, NEBRASKA: Valerian Joseph Eikmeier, 88, died October 19, 2009. He was born December 26, 1929 to Conrad and Mary Peitzmeier Eikmeier. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served on the Dodge Cooperative Board. He was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, and was an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. He was a member and past commander of the Dodge American Legion, and was also a member of the Holy Name Society. He enjoyed golf and bowling. He is survived by his wife, Coletta Hunke Eikmeier; four sons, James (Eileen) of Henderson, Donald (Karen) of Elkhorn, and Gerald (Tammy), and Bernie (Sandy), all of Dodge; a brother, Clarence (Anna Mae) Eikmeier of Dodge; a sister, Doreen (Kenneth) Uhing of West Point; 11 grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Roland, Albin, Ralph, Harold, and Delbert Eikmeier; two sisters, Jeanette Northrup and Irma Ulrich; and a great-granddaughter, Anessa Eikemeier. Services were held at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Interment was at Wenceslaus Cemetery with arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.

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ENGELHAUPT, Laurine
BUTTE, NEBRASKA: Laurine E. Engelhaupt, 89, died May 17, 2007. She was born July 10, 1917 to John and Elizabeth Stein Tiefenthaler. She and her husband owned a family farm, and later retired. She attended Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Dick Ellwanger of Butte; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Judy of Butte; three sisters, Martha Tiefenthaler of Oakland, CA, May Grim of Woodenville, WA, and Millie Benson of Spencer; 5 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphons Engelhaupt; three sisters; three brothers; and her parents. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery by Brockhaus Funeral Home.

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FABER, LaVaughn
JUNIATA, NEBRASKA: LaVaughn L. Faber, 61, died September 30, 2008. He was born April 8, 1947 to Paul and Margie Hahlweg Faber. He was a service technician at Faber Gas Service for nearly 25 years; after the business became Dial Heating and Air Conditioning, he worked there for an additional 17 years. He attended Central Community College, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended Juniata Community Church. He was a member of the Eagles and the VFW, where he served as a former Post Commander and District Commander. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Bither Faber; a daughter, Wendy (Paul) League of Glenvil; a stepson, Wade (Sonia) Chase of Hastings; his mother; two brothers, Roger (Wendy) Faber of Hastings, and Gary (Cathy) Faber of Rawlins, WY; three sisters, Judy (Steve) Bosle of Doniphan, Connie Tracy of Lincoln, and Paula (Mike) Petzoldt of Juniata; his uncles and aunts; 4 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents. Interment with military honors was at Parkview Cemetery under the direction of Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

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FADSCHILD, Coyle
DAVID CITY, NEBRASKA: Coyle H. Fadschild, 97, died October 5, 2007. He was born July 3, 1910. Services were held at the First Lutheran Church of Rising City. Interment was at Circle Mound Cemetery under the direction of Chermok Funeral Home.

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FAJMAN, Jack
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA: Jack J. Fajman, 65, died July 9, 2002. He was born December 11, 1936 to Lumir and LaVonne Miller Fajman. He worked in auctioneering and trucking, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Shotkoski Fajman; a son, Richard (Connie) Fajman of Columbus; three daughters, Christine (Ken) Parry, Peggy Fajman, and Angela Fajman, all of Columbus; two brothers, Robert (Patty) Fajman of Omaha, and Lumir (Beverly) Fajman of Albion; a sister, Betty Fajman of Norfolk; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna M. Camp Fajman; his parents; a brother, Larry Fajman; an infant sister, Charlotte Fajman; his parents; and his grandparents, John and Pauline Miller. Services were held at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. Burial with military honors was at St. Bonaventure Cemetery under the direction of McKown Funeral Home.

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FISCUS, Richard
BLOOMFIELD, NEBRASKA: Richard George Fiscus, 88, died June 30, 2007. He was born November 18, 1918 to Fred and Clara Norris Fiscus. He was a farmer. He attended the United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Bloomfield Ruritan Club. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Dallas and Connie Fiscus of Crofton, Jacqueline and Rick Johnson of Oskaloosa, IA, Connie and Larry Delvaux of Pickstown, SD, and Peggy and Kenny Doering of Sioux Falls, SD; a brother, Gene Fiscus of Yankton, SD; three sisters, Maxine Fish of Coleridge, Alta Mae Patent of Albany, OR, and Wilma Halgrimson of El Monte, CA; 6 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Tilton Fiscus; three sisters, Lula Huetig, Gladys Kotrous, and Bernice Behrens; and his parents. Services were held at the United Methodist Church of Bloomfield. Interment was at Crofton City Cemetery with arrangements by Brockhaus Funeral Home.

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FLINT, Verna
ELWOOD, NEBRASKA: Verna Mae Flint died May 9, 2008. She was born April 16, 1935 to Frances "Packy" and Velma Lucille Sides Hagan. She worked as a nurse's aide at Platte Valley Care Home and Westside Care Home, and also worked at the Minuteman Motel and Monroe Auto. She enjoyed baking, collecting dolls, gardening, reading, crocheting, puzzles, and Royals and Yankees baseball. She is survived by her husband, Walter Flint; four daughters, Sandra Flint of Bertrand, Paula (Jack) Osborn of Wasilla, AK, and Cheryl (Larry, Jr.) White, and Patricia (Lewis) Tate, all of Smithfield; two sons, Kent (Janie) Flint of Lexington, and Walter "James" (Lee Ann) Flint of Elwood; two sisters, Karolyn and John Taylor of Smithfield, and Marilyn Creed of Bear, DE; a brother, Junior Hagan of Flagstaff, AZ; 25 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky Shirley; her parents; a sister, Laura Gail Hagan; and a brother, James Alan Hagan. Services were held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington under the direction of Reynolds-Love Funeral Home.

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FOTINOS, Tom
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Tom Fotinos, 80, died August 9, 2008. He was born June 1, 1928 to Mr. and Mrs. James Fotinos. He owned Collection Service Company, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He attended the Greek Orthodox Church of The Annunciation, and was a member of the Eagles, the B.P.O.E., the Lincoln Sowers Club, and a former member of the Sunrise Optimist Club. Family members include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Shawn and Jennifer Fotinos, and Scott Fotinos, all of Lincoln; and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Steve Fotinos; his parents; and a daughter-in-law, Sharlet Fotinos. Services were held at the Greek Orthodox Church of The Annunciation. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery with arrangements by Roper and Sons Funeral Home.

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FRANCE, Martha
GOTHENBURG, NEBRASKA: Martha France, 100, died April 8, 2007. She was born January 23, 1907 to Herman and Jennie Heidebrink Gronewold. She cooked for the Gothenburg Public Schools, Rural 81R and 100R, the Gothenburg Senior Center, and the Head Start Program. She was also an Avon representative. She was a Sunday School teacher and was involved with the American Lutheran Church Women and Lutheran Ladies Aid. She was a member of the South Side Sewing Club, and worked on many quilts at the Lutheran Church and the Gothenburg Senior Center. Survivors include three children, Dolores (Schulz) Heuer of Ainsworth, Gene France of Ogallala, and Leonard (Marilyn) of Gothenburg; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth France; a daughter, Bonnie Adams; five brothers, Ben, Ervin, John, Lincoln, and Rev. Richard Gronewold; three sisters, Hannah Knoedler, Anna Pillers, and Elnora Wiederanders; her parents; a daughter-in-law, Shirley (Gene) France; a granddaughter, Susan France O'Neill; a grandson, Doug France; a step-granddaughter, Stephanie France; and a great-granddaughter, Tracy Teppen. Services were held at the American Lutheran Church. Burial was at American Lutheran Cemetery with arrangements by Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.

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FURNAS, William
BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA: William "Bud" Furnas, 90, died August 26, 2005 at the Nemaha County Hospital. He was born December 23, 1914. Survivors include his children, Marjorie Janet Hillard of Lincoln, Mitchell Furnas (Ann) of Norwalk, IA, and Tyrone Furnas and Faye Allison Hayes (Marty), all of Brownville; two brothers, Lowell Furnas (Phyllis) of Auburn, and Donald Furnas (Margret) of Santa Fe, NM; two sisters, Lorena Bowers (Jean) of Falls City, and Ruby Douglas of Peru, NE; 17 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hall Family Funeral Services.

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GEIGER, Revonna
SEWARD, NEBRASKA: Revonna Geiger, 89, died October 25, 2010. She was born October 9, 1921 near Utica, NE to Benjamin and Irene Volzke Schark. She and her husband farmed near Goehner. Following retirement, they moved to Seward. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Phillip Payne of Arlington, VA; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald "Bud" Geiger; and her parents. Interment was at Utica Cemetery with arrangements by Volzke Funeral Home.

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GOC, Andrew
LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA: Andrew "Andy" Goc, 82, died January 22, 2000 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born April 15, 1917 to Ignatz and Barbara Kosmicki Goc. He and his wife farmed together in Sherman County. He attended St. Josaphat's Catholic Church, and enjoyed polka music and mechanics. He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Eurek of Loup City, and Sharon Koperski of Farwell; a son, Kenneth of Loup City; two sisters, MaryAnn Gesiriech of Lincoln, and Angie Hurt of Grand Island; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evangeline Goc; and two brothers, Jerome and Clarence. Services were held at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City with arrangements by Peters Funeral Home.

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GODSEY, Orval
PAPILLON, NEBRASKA: Orval F. Godsey died November 21, 2010. He was born February 5, 1919. Survivors include his children, Orin and Jody Godsey, Judi Comer, Butch and Laurie Godsey, Pam Guy, and Barbara Edwards; a brother, Robert; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda Godsey; and two sisters, Ethel Scott and Ruby Mills. Services were held at the First Lutheran Church of Papillion. Arrangements were handled by Kahler Dolce Mortuary.

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GOTTULA, Ruth
ADAMS, NEBRASKA: Ruth E. Gottula, 93, died November 8, 2003 in Adams. She was born May 20, 1910 in Phillips, SD to Robert and Ethel Young Hefty. She was a former postmistress in Adams, and was a schoolteacher at the Hooker and Wooden Shoe Schools. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Adams, and belonged to the women's circle. She was a 50-year member of the Road Carriers Auxiliary, and a 20-year member of the VFW Auxiliary, as well as having been a member of the Adams Women's and Garden Clubs, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Adams Library Board of Directors. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Larry Wusk of Citrus Heights, CA; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Dr. Dick Finkner of Minden; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Gottula; her parents; and three brothers. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church. Interment was at Highland Cemetery with arrangements by Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel.

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GRALHEER, Louise
WEST POINT, NEBRASKA: Louise Elizabeth Gralheer, 88, died December 19, 2008. She was born July 10, 1920 in West Point to Fred and Catherine Meiergerd Lueckenhoff. She retired from the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, and was a former U.S. Army Air Corps courier. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, and was active with Christian Mothers, the Catholic Daughters, the Guild, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a Red Cross volunteer, and was a bookkeeper for St. Mary's Church. She enjoyed needlework and cooking. She is survived by two daughters, Donna (Tom) McDevitt of West Point, and Linda (Patrick) Rogers of Norfolk; a brother, Jim, (Joan) Lueckenhoff of West Point; two sisters, Ruth Reiman and Agnes Schlecht, both of West Point; 9 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Gralheer; her parents; and four siblings, Fred Lueckenhoff, Jr., Joan Knobbe, Karen Duker, and Rose Tomka. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Michael's Cemetery by Stokely Funeral Home.

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GRAMS, Herbert
FAIRBURY, NEBRASKA: Herbert Grams, 78, died August 8, 2007. He was born July 3, 1929 to Fred and Gertrude Hellweg Grams. He is survived by his wife, Marian Grams; a daughter, Lisa Grams; a brother, Ervin (Sharon) Grams; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home.

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GRAVEL, Betty
SEWARD, NEBRASKA: Betty L. Gravel, 77, died January 12, 2008. She was born June 3, 1930 in Le Mars, IA to Elmer and Mary Kilker. She was a retired administrative secretary at Concordia University with over 20 years of service, and had also worked as a bookkeeper at the Anna Sundermann Home and Seward Building and Loan. She was a church organist in addition to teaching private piano lessons, and she and her husband had a dance band for many years. She attended the United Methodist Church in Seward. She is survived by her husband, Victor J. Gravel; a daughter and son-in-law, Vikki and Doug Kotil of Seward; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Ellen Kilker Brinkman; and a brother, Clifford Kilker. Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Seward. Interment was at the Seward Cemetery under the direction of Wood-Zabka Funeral Home.

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GRAY, Beryl E.
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Beryl Edward Gray, 88, died February 20, 2008. He was born September 20, 1919. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bernice Gray; a sister, Marion Severns; a niece, Marlene Renner; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of Braman Mortuary.

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GREASER, Paul
NORTH BEND, NEBRASKA: Paul J. Greaser died July 23, 1894. He was born April 6, 1891 to Mr. and Mrs. Chris Greaser. Burial was at Woodland Cemetery.

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GREEN, Glatha
BLADEN, NEBRASKA: Glatha Agnes Green, 91, died December 25, 2008. She was born January 24, 1917 to August Greening and Mary Jane McGuiness Greening. She worked at St. Luke's Hospital, and was a nurse's aide at Grandview Manor in Campbell. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, art, and gardening. She is survived by a daughter, Glatha Rathjen (David) of Lincoln; a son, John Green (Deb) of Bladen; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Harold Green; a daughter, Naomi Irene; three brothers, Lester Greening, Gerald Greening, and Loren Nash; a half-brother, Orra Greening; and three half-sisters, Grace Hill, Helen Waters, and Velma Stonbanker. Interment was at East Lawn Cemetery by Williams Funeral Home.

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GRIESS, Demas
HASTINGS, NEBRASKA: Demas Lee Griess, 75, died August 5, 2009 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. He was born September 1, 1933 in Stockham, NE to Oscar J.S. and Hulda Brening Griess. He was the owner of Hatten Electric Service, and later acquired Bak-Vol. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska, where he played football, and served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He attended Grace United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling, attending sports events, and yard work. Survivors include his wife, Olive "Ollie" Harmon Griess; a daughter, Belinda Kae Nuss (Paul) of Hastings; a son, Bryan Douglas Griess (Kathy) of Hastings; a sister, Doris Wurth ("Lefty") of Omaha; three stepchildren, Donald, David, and Debra; 7 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a step great-grandson; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Twilia Overturf Griess; a daughter, Amy Jo; and his parents. Services were held at Grace United Methodist Church. Interment was at the Sutton Cemetery by Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

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GROWCOCK, Melvin
VALLEY, NEBRASKA: Melvin Dean Growcock, 68, died September 21, 2007 at his home. He was born July 25, 1939 near Valley, NE to Russell and Mary Hansen Growcock. He retired from Valmont Industries with 46 years of service, and had also worked at Builders Supply. He attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Valley Volunteer Fire Department for 9 years. He enjoyed gardening, reading, painting, hunting, fishing, sports, farming and yardwork. He was a Little League coach. Survivors include his wife, Sherron Sharpe Growcock; a daughter, Lori Kuhns of Omaha; a son, Mike of Lincoln; a brother, Larry of Valley; three brothers-in-law, Dave August (Vicki) of Valley, Bill Sharpe (Marcia) of Omaha, and Nick Sharpe of Montgomery, AL; a granddaughter; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Dahlgren; and two brothers, Donnie and Robert. Arrangements were handled by Reichmuth Funeral Home.

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GUBBELS, Marina
RANDOLPH, NEBRASKA: Marina M. Gubbels, 88, died March 22, 2006 at Osmond General Hospital. She was born May 8, 1917 in Randolph to Charles and Mary Meyer Lenhoff. She and her husband were farmers. She attended St. Frances Catholic Church, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, traveling, gardening and playing cards. She was a member of the Christian Mothers, the St. Frances Guild, and the VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by three sons, Ron (Sally) Gubbels of Bloomfield, Duane (Patty) Gubbels of Norfolk, and Dennis (Lynda) Gubbels of St. Louis, MO; three brothers, Virgil (Verleen) Lenhoff of Omaha, and Charles (Frances) Lenhoff and Donald (Marie) Lenhoff, all of Randolph; two sisters, Rosemary (Donovan) Pflanz of Randolph, and Charlotte Perron of Faribault, MN; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Gubbels; two daughters, Helen Behnke and Betty Jacobsen; a son, Stanley Gubbels; and her parents. Services were held at St. Frances Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Frances Catholic Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

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HABA, Emma
HASTINGS, NEBRASKA: Emma Marie Haba, 84, died June 11, 2001 at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill, NE. She was born June 19, 1916 near Caldwell, KS to Frances "Frank" Haba, Sr. and Francis "Fannie" Hubacek Haba. She lived on a family farm. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Gail Gurney of Hastings; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Haba of Glenvil, and Agnes Haba of Lawrence; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers. Burial was at Oak Creek Cemetery under the direction of Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

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HARPSTER, Eula
BEATRICE, NEBRASKA: Eula M. Harpster, 89, died January 22, 1975 in Beatrice. She was born September 15, 1885 in Pawnee County. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Lois (William) Graves; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert G. Harpster; a stepson; three sisters; and two brothers. Burial was at Blue Springs Cemetery under the direction of Harman Mortuary.

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HAZEN, Philip
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA: Philip B. Hazen, 83, died June 8, 2006. He was born September 15, 1922 in Remsen, IA to Louis T. and Deborah Means Hazen. He was the owner of Hazen Construction Company and Hazen Norge Dry Cleaning, and also worked at the Ordinance Plant. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended the Evangelical Free Church, and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, restoring farm implements, and auctions. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Hazen; two daughters and a son-in-law, Beverly and Gary Berger of Cleveland, MN, and Nancy Conley of Denver, CO; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jan Hazen of Loveland, CO, and Gary and Mary Hazen of Eaton, CO; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Terry Randolph, and Bonnie and Barry Brown, all of Grand Island; three sisters, Janet Whitworth of Wichita, KS, and Gertrude Mitchell and Connie Malloy, both of Sioux City, IA; two brothers, Robert Hazen of Grand Island, and Kermit Hazen of Marcus, IA; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and six siblings, Harriet, Vernon, Ruth, Grace, Maurice, and Wayne. Services were held at the Evangelical Free Church. Burial with military honors was at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by All Faiths Funeral Home.

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HELLER, Mathias
LOGAN, NEBRASKA: Mathias Heller, 86, died June 22, 1898. He was born in Germany on February 9, 1812. He was survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary Beatow, Mrs. W.C. Hecker, Mrs. Margaretha Kusel, and Mrs. Ed Fleishhauer; three sons, Casper, August, and William Heller; 38 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Margaretha Peters Heller. Burial was at Logan Cemetery.

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HERBERT, Marcella
WAUNETA, NEBRASKA: Marcella Herbert, 87, died April 22, 2010. She was born October 27, 1922. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Linda Herbert of Grand Island, and Bob and Melody Herbert of Chadron; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dee and Keith Kitt of Wauneta, Connie and Virgil Littrel of Palisade, and Cathie and Ken Hanes of McCook; and 19 grandchildren. Interment was at Palisade Cemetery under the direction of Liewer Funeral Home.

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HERMONIE, Bernice
NORFOLK, NEBRASKA: Bernice L. Hermonie, 92, died May 5, 2010. She was born April 3, 1918 to Frances H. and Grace Albin Clark. She was an employee of St. Elizabeth Hospital for 25 years, and previously worked for the State Historical Society. She enjoyed fishing, flowers, gardening, and traveling. Survivors include a son, Harold David Hermonie; a son-in-law, David Ames; 2 grandsons; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hermonie; a daughter, DeeAnn Ames; two sisters, Grace Zelma Novotny and Erma Madison; and two brothers, William Clark and Donald Clark. Services were held at Calvary United Methodist Church in Lincoln. Interment was at Wyuka Cemetery with arrangements by the Home for Funerals in Norfolk.

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HILAND, Roger
CROFTON, NEBRASKA: Roger McDowell Hiland, 70, died February 13, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Judy Hiland; a daughter, Maggie Hiland of Mountain View, CA; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Susan Hiland of Hartington; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a son, John Hiland; his parents, Floyd and Pearl Hiland; and a sister, Phyllis Jean Benson. Arrangements were entrusted to Wintz Funeral Home.

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HIMEBAUGH, Nettie
HOOPER, NEBRASKA: Nettie B. Himebaugh, 6, drowned in March of 1870. She was born in 1863 to O.A. and Elsina Himebaugh. Burial was at Hooper Cemetery.

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HOFFMAN, Violet
KEARNEY, NEBRASKA: Violet Hoffman, 89, died November 20, 2003 at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born December 27, 1913 in Port Wing, WI to Frank and Mary Newquist Anderson. She attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI and also studied in Fremont. She was a retired office manager for Meyers Music Co. in Omaha with over 30 years of service, and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was a former resident of Boulder, CO. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lawson of Shelton, and Cynthia Hillman of Porcupine, SD; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Hoffman; and two sisters. Interment was at Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha with arrangements by Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary.

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HOMAN, Melvin L.
VALENTINE, NEBRASKA: Melvin Leroy Homan died August 27, 2008. He was born January 21, 1935 to Wilford Aloid and Gladys Ila Greiser Homan. He worked in the construction industry. He enjoyed growing fruits, vegetables and flowers. He is survived by a brother, Martin (Caryll) Homan of Valentine; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lola Cutler, Lula Roether, Emiline Homan, and Doris Homan; five brothers, Robert, Harold, Lee, Donald, and Charlie Homan; and his parents. Services were held at the Assembly of God Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Holmes Funeral Home.

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HORACEK, Pauline
McCOOK, NEBRASKA: Pauline Mathilda Horacek, 87, died January 17, 2008. She was born April 22, 1920 to the late William and Mabel Christensen Frerichs. She was a lifetime member of Peace Lutheran Church, and was active with the Peace Lutheran Guild and the L.W.M.L. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Burlington Northern Veterans' Association. In 1938, she married Albert Fortkamp; in 1951, she married Joe C. Horacek. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Kyle (Terry) of Wichita, KS; a son, Gerald Fortkamp of Wray, CO; a stepson, Joe Horacek (Shirley) of Sedalia, MO; a brother, Bill Frerichs (Rosalie) of McCook; a sister-in-law, LeArdis Frerichs of Lexington; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and nine brothers. Services were held at Peace Lutheran Church. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Herrmann Funeral Home.

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HORSTMAN, Calvin
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Calvin Alfred Horstman, 75, died October 15, 2004. He was born June 30, 1929 in Sterling to Alfred and Ruby Nealy Horstman. He was a retired accountant, and a member of Bethany Christian Church. Family members include two sisters, Jeanette Armes of Springfield, MO, and Sherry (Bill) Lambert of Rogers, AR; and 5 nieces and nephews. Interment was at the Sterling Cemetery in Sterling, NE under the direction of Metcalf Funeral Home.

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IKE, Harold
CAMBRIDGE, NEBRASKA: Harold E. Ike, 83, died October 25, 2004 at the Cambridge Manor. He was born December 5, 1920 in McCook to John K. and Grace L. Aman Ike. War. He worked for Stevens 7-Up Bottling Company, and the McCook Daily Gazette. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He is survived by a daughter, Katherine (Chester) Francis of Wilsonville; a sister, Emma Chapman of Loveland, CO; a brother, Harvey Ike of Commerce City, CO; 2 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Ichyanagi Ike; his parents; two sisters, Beulah Herron and Dorothy Burnswick; and a brother, George. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.

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INNESS, Violet
TECUMSEH, NEBRASKA: Violet Loroff Inness, 60, died July 1, 1981. Survivors include her husband, William Inness; a daughter, Phyllis Higley of Horton, KS; a son, Phillip Loroff of Troy, KS; a stepson, Bruce Inness of Lincoln, NE; a stepdaughter, Carol Inness of Lincoln, NE; her mother, Viola Robinson Popejoy of Horton; a sister, Darlene Chaffee of Mesa, AZ; a stepsister, Dorothy Casey of Omaha, NE; two stepbrothers, Edward Popejoy and Robert Popejoy, both of California; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Steele Cemetery in Falls City by Dorr Funeral Home.

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IVERS, William H.
OGALLALA, NEBRASKA: William Henry Ivers, 87, died May 1, 2007. He was born August 30, 1919 to August and Christine Huff Ivers. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW and the Elks Lodge. He is survived by three children and their spouses, Ron and Ann Ivers of Ogallala, Wayne and Karen Ivers of Longmont, CO, and Eileen Ivers of Grand Island, NE; and 3 granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his his wife, Kathryn Florence Cox Ivers; a daughter, Sharon Christine Ivers; a brother, Clarence Ivers; a sister, Elsie Welsh; and his parents. Services were held at the Ogallala United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors was at the Ogallala Cemetery under the direction of Gubser Funeral Home.

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JACOBI, Marvin
CLARKS, NEBRASKA: Marvin W. Jacobi, 84, died April 3, 2001. He was born November 18, 1916 to Albert and Hazel White Jacobi. He and his brother, Raymond, farmed and raised livestock. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a charter member of the Clarks VFW, and a 56-year member of the American Legion in Silver Creek. He had taken part in Memorial Day Services every year since 1945. He enjoyed garage sales and fishing with his close friend, Hollis Stromberg. He is survived by a sister, Peggy (Lisle) Mangelsen of Central City; two brothers, John (LNora) Jacobi of Genoa, and Jim (Diane) Jacobi of Clarks; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Merle; a sister, Jeanette Salyers; and his parents. Interment was at Clarks Cemetery under the direction of Solt Funeral Home.

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JACOBSEN, Adelaide
SUPERIOR, NEBRASKA: Adelaide L. Jensen Jacobsen, 90, died January 25, 2008. She was born February 10, 1917 to Jens Peter and Cora L. Fredricksen Jensen. She worked at The Greenhouse and at Armour Processing. She was a Lydia Circle member since 1954, and served as past president of the VFW Auxiliary. She attended the First Baptist Church of Superior, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and crafts. She is survived by 8 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Jacobsen; two daughters, Wonda Harmon and La Vona Fulton; a brother, Emil "Sonny" Jensen; an infant sister; and her parents. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery with arrangements by Williams Funeral Home.

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JASA, Robert
THURSTON, NEBRASKA: Robert "Bob" Jasa, 83, died November 22, 2007. He was born October 25, 1924 to James and Mildred Milfaith Jasa. He was a farmer, and worked at Walbaum's. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Frances Prokop Jasa; ten children, Kevin Jasa of Estherville, IA, Robert Jasa (Robin) of Laurel, Steven Jasa (Tereesa) of Marlboro, MA, Karen Pearson (Don) and Cheryl Hatley (companion Tim Sila), all of Pender, Jeff Jasa (fiancee Cindy Dunn) and Gina Slama (Jason), all of Thurston, and Kristine Jasa, Kerry Jasa (Janise), and Dennis Jasa, all Omaha; two brothers, Richard Jasa of Las Vegas, NV, and Milton Jasa of Pender; 18 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his three sisters; four brothers; his parents; and a grandson, Justin Slama. Services were held at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery under the direction of Munderloh Funeral Home.

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JENNINGS, Julia
ALBION, NEBRASKA: Julia Jennings, 92, died May 16, 2007. She was born December 10, 1914 to Charles and Lucille Rimes Novak. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Albion. Survivors include her children, Richard Jennings (Bonnie) of Petersburg, Beryl Hedrick of Armona, CA, and Charles "Jim" Jennings (Janie) of Ramona, CA; 6 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Jennings; three sisters, Josephine Bentz, Bessie Lamb, and Mary Novak; a brother, Charles Novak; and her parents. Services were held at the United Methodist Church of Albion. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Levander Funeral Home.

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JINDRA, Milo M.
PILGER, NEBRASKA: Milo Melvin Jindra died July 8, 2008. He was born August 8, 1940 to Longin and Agnes Sokol Jindra. He and his wife were farmers. He was of the Lutheran faith. He formerly attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, and served in the Nebraska National Guard. He is survived by his wife, MaryAnn O'Gorman Jindra; his children and their spouses, Theresa and Brad Brockemeier of Wisner, Mary K. Jindra of Omaha, Ryan and Christine Jindra of Crete, and Kevin and Wendy Jindra, Joe and Rhonda Jindra, and Jeremy Jindra, all of Pilger; and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Arrangements were handled by Kuzelka-Minnick Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Barney
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Barney V. Johnson died February 19, 2011. He was born June 8, 1950. He is survived by his mother, Daisy Hunt-Minton; four sisters, Sheila Minton, Regina Minton, Fredricka Minton, and Vanessa (Robert E.) Johnson; three brothers, Darwyn Minton, Harold Minton, and Tony Miller; an uncle, George E. Hunt; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; other relatives; and his friends, including Deborah R. Pred. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alexander and Charlotte Johnson. Arrangements were entrusted to Roeder Mortuary.

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JONES, Elmer
SIDNEY, NEBRASKA: Elmer Henry Jones, 85, died April 29, 2008. He was born July 30, 1922 to Edward and Elizabeth Fisbak Jones. He was a dragline operator at Great Western Sugar Company for 20 years, and later owned his own dragline business. He enjoyed fishing, raising sheep, attending senior dances, and herb farming. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and the Elks Lodge, and was a former 4-H leader. He is survived by a son, Daryl Jones of Scottsbluff; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Dwight Tisdale of Kimball; a sister, Eldora Wheeler of Sterling, CO; 2 granddaughters; 4 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Rita Ring of Sidney. He was preceded in death by two brothers; two sisters; and his parents. Services were held at Light Memorial Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Potter Cemetery with arrangements by Holechek Funeral Home.

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KARABEL, Wilma
ALBION, NEBRASKA: Wilma Louise Karabel, 77, died January 17, 2002 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born October 20, 1924 near Albion to William and Anna Karmann. She and her husband were farmers, and she also worked with her son, Rex, in a grave opening business for 15 years. She attended Zion Lutheran Church. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Karabel, and Leann and Troy Ohnemus of Columbus; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary and Rex, both of Albion, and Ross and Deb of Miller; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane and Mary Ann Karmann of Albion, and William and Monda Karmann of Cedar Rapids; 4 granddaughters; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Karabel; and a son, Larry. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion by Levander Funeral Home.

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KAUFFMAN, Marie
BENKELMAN, NEBRASKA: Marie L. Kauffman, 95, died October 23, 2004 at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born March 12, 1909 in Dundy County to John and Lola Passmore Schrader. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Fred Lang of Aurora, CO; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Josephine Schrader of Benkelman; and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlie Ray Kauffman; her parents; and a brother, Howard Kauffman. Services were held at Trinity Baptist Church. Interment was at the Benkelman Cemetery with arrangements by Forch Funeral Chapel.

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KEEZER, Evelyn
BEAVER CITY, NEBRASKA: Evelyn M. Keezer, 88, died June 10, 2009. She was born March 7, 1921 to Christopher and Ethel Turner Clason. She was a former school teacher, and also cooked for the Beaver City Schools. She attended Grace Brethren Church, where she served as a deaconess, Sunday School teacher, treasurer, member of the Women's Missionary Council, church clerk, and longtime Sunday School superintendent. She volunteered with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts, and was a former member of the Royal Neighbors. She is survived by two daughters, Connie (Robert) Leonard of Beaver City, and Lola (Rod) Yoder of Warsaw, IN; two sons, Ray Keezer (Linda) of Grand Island, and Randy Keezer (Joy) of Spokane, WA; a sister, Doris Marquis of Holdrege; a daughter-in-law, Jean Keezer-Clayton of Holdrege; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Keezer; a son, LeRoy; a brother, Wayne; and her parents. Services were held at Grace Brethren Church. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery by Wenburg Funeral Home.

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KEIFER, Darrell
VALLEY, NEBRASKA: Darrell Keifer, 78, died July 8, 2009 in Valley. He was born April 28, 1931 in Lyons, NE to Loris and Lusile Means Keifer. He was a longtime employee of the J.C. Robinson Seed Company in Waterloo. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Sheila Keifer of Valley, Terry and Marlo Keifer of Elkhorn, and David and Diane Keifer of Waterloo; a brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Nancy Keifer of Lyons; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Keifer; a daughter, Debbie Keifer; his parents; and a sister, Delois Andersen. Services were held at Memorial United Methodist Church in Lyons. Interment was at the Lyons Cemetery under the direction of Reichmuth Funeral Home.

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KILTHAU, Mary
GERING, NEBRASKA: Mary Kilthau, 91, died December 1, 2007 in Scottsbluff. She was born February 24, 1916 in Scottsbluff to Jacob and Elizabeth Weglin Schlager. She and her husband farmed, and were also the retired owners of K&K Car Wash. She was a lifetime member of Salem Congregational Church, and enjoyed cooking and gardening. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Jeanie Kilthau, and Larry R. and Barb Kilthau, all of Scottsbluff; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Hank" Kilthau; a daughter, Evelyn (Rusty) Vesper; her parents; her brothers, George, Jake, Henry, Phillip and Fred; and her sisters, Mollie, Katherine, Eva, and Elizabeth. Services were held at Salem Congregational Church. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel.

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KLINKACEK, Veronkia
SHELTON, NEBRASKA: Veronkia Jarolin Klinkacek, 79, died December 13, 1942 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Hanousek. She was born in Czechoslovakia on December 22, 1862 to John and Mary Jarolin. She came to America in 1887, and lived in the community north of Shelton for 55 years. Survivors include three children, L.P. Klinkacek of Kearney, and Mrs. Anna Hanousek and Mrs. Mary Chizek, both of Shelton. seven sisters, Mrs. Josefa Klinkacek of St. Michael, Mrs. Kate Musil of Waterbury, CT, and five sisters in Czechoslovakia; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Klinkacek, who she married in 1888. Services were held at St. James Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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KNAUB, Dorothy
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Dorothy Ann Knaub, 81, died April 30, 2006 at Beverly Healthcare in Scottsbluff. She was born March 18, 1925 in Lincoln to Henry and Anna Eichler Troudt. She was a retired head cook at Cedar Canyon School, and was also head cook at Gering Valley School. She attended Gering Baptist Church. She enjoyed music, crocheting, embroidery, cooking, and caring for the elderly. She is survived by her children, Sandra (Don) Streeks of Minatare, Kathy (David) Kuhlman of Phoenix, AZ, and Bonnie (Rick) Smallfoot and Johnny (Cheryl) Sterkel, all of Gering; a brother, Fred Troudt of Gering; a sister, Irene Stricker of Gering; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Knaub; her parents; a brother, Dave; three sisters, Nettie, Claire, and Sophie; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Gering Baptist Church. Interment was at West Lawn Cemetery by Jolliffe Funeral Home.

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KNAUB, George
MINATARE, NEBRASKA: George Knaub, 66, died January 4, 1933. He was born November 17, 1866 in Merkel, Russia to Fred and Katherine Weglin Knaub, and came to America in 1901. He was a farmer. He was survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Rein Knaub; and eight children, Lillian, Rueben, Fred, Bill, George, Henry, Jake, and Elizabeth. Burial was at East Lawn Cemetery.

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KNAUB, Lillian
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Lillian Knaub, 89, died June 11, 2006. She was born in Canada on September 27, 1916 to John and Katy Koch Schwartz. She came to the U.S. as a child, and became a citizen in 1955. She retired from the telephone company with 26 years of service, and was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Jack (Carol) Knaub of Omaha; three daughters, Geraldine (Francis) Yarkosky of Kansas City, MO, Patty (Reiny) Eskam of Scottsbluff, and Barbara (Bob) Armstrong of Joplin, MO; a sister, Dorothy (Stan) Stricker of Gering; two brothers, John and Bob (Myla) Schwartz; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Knaub; four sisters; her parents; and a grandson, Joel Wade Knaub. Services were held at Calvary Lutheran Church. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery by Jolliffe Funeral Home.

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KNAUB, Mary
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Mary Elizabeth Rein Knaub, 66, died August 13, 1938. She was born in Merkel, Russian on November 14, 1871 to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rein. She was survived by seven children, Elizabeth Hessler, Henry Knaub, George Knaub, Jake Knaub, Rueben Knaub, Fred Knaub, and Bill Knaub; six siblings, Katherine Hardt, Henry Rein, Katie Cox, Mary Mei, Lizzie Bruntz, and William Rein; and 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Knaub; and a daughter, Lillian Rutz. Burial was at East Lawn Cemetery.

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KOPONEN, Phyllis F.
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Phyllis F. Koponen died November 6, 2009 in Omaha. She was born in Dodge, NE on March 14, 1913. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. She is survived by a son, Richard; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George. Services were held at St. James Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Kremer Funeral Home.

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KRAFTZIK, Ingeburg
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Ingeburg Martha Kraftzik, 76, died December 27, 2000 at her home. She was born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany on September 26, 1924 to Karl and Henrietta Koester Horche. She was a former resident of Hastings. She retired from Mode O'Day Clothing Company with 21 years of service, and attended Zion Lutheran Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Karin and John Hill of Kearney; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Nancy Kraftzik of Hastings; two sisters, Rosemarie Thormann of Braunschweig, Germany, and Anneliese Drogi of Wilhelmshaven, Germany; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin Kraftzik; her parents; and a sister, Marilyn Doughty. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial was at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings under the direction of Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

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KRASS, Joan
ELMWOOD, NEBRASKA: Joan Leslie Krass, 53, died October 28, 2006. She was born October 2, 1953 in Lincoln. She was a receptionist at St. Elizabeth Physician Network in Lincoln. Survivors include her husband, Michael Krass; two children, Adam (Daisy) Krass, and Dana Krass, all of Elmwood; her father and stepmother, Edward and Mary Jane Hartshorn of Pleasant Dale; her stepfather, Robert Lannin of Warsaw, MO; a brother, Tobi (Lois) Lannin of Odessa, MO; a sister, Jane (Dave) Meierhery of Sioux City, IA; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Arliss Westling Lannin. Services were held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Hammons Family Funeral Service.

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KUMMER, Elizabeth
HAYES COUNTY, NEBRASKA: Elizabeth Lux Kummer died May 12, 1912. She was born January 6, 1845 to Henricus and Marie Bossler Lux. She was survived by a son, Joseph C. Kummer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Kummer; and a son, Norbertus Kummer. Burial was at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

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LASKA, Sylvester
ST. EDWARD, NEBRASKA: Sylvester Charles "Sal" Laska, 83, died August 19, 2006. He was born July 20, 1923 to Charles B. and Catherine Stanczyk Laska. He worked at Columbus Alfalfa Plant, Leo's Well Drilling, and Behlen's Manufacturing. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and attended St. Edward Catholic Church. He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus, and served on the Board of Directors for the Farmer Co-Op Association. Survivors include his wife, Irene Drog Laska; six children, Katherine Hickey (John) of Omaha, and Kenneth (Laura), Michael, Charles (Karen), Ronald (Marlene), and Martin, all of St. Edward; three sisters, Violet Matyja (Lou) of Omaha, Elizabeth Micek (Norman) of Columbus, and Marian Liss of Bellwood; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by an infant son, John; three sisters, Helen Nicolite, Alvina Laska, and Emelia Laska; a brother, Phillip; and his parents. Services were held at St. Edward Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Levander Funeral Home.

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LEE, Wayne
LAMAR, NEBRASKA: Wayne Lee, 93, died December 5, 2010. He was born July 2, 1917. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charley and Mary of Lamar, and Sheldon and Sally of Sinking Springs, PA; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Berean Fundamental Church. Interment was at Green Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Liewer Funeral Home.

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LITZ, Helen
BEAVER CITY, NEBRASKA: Helen M. Litz, 87, died July 7, 2006. She was born December 25, 1918 to Charlie and Glades Williams Litz. She was a graduate of Kearney State Teachers College. She taught in rural schools and in the Wilsonville School System for over 30 years. She is survived by a sister, Marjorie (Robert) Warner of Arapahoe; and a brother, Robert L. Litz of Columbus, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents. Burial was at Wilsonville Cemetery with arrangements by Wenburg Funeral Home.

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LOBECK, Anna
FREMONT, NEBRASKA: Anna Lobeck died March 30, 1903. She was born in March of 1822 in Sweden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Lobeck; a brother; and her parents. Services were held at the Swedish Methodist Church. Burial was at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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LOBNER, Karl
FAIRBURY, NEBRASKA: Karl H. Lobner, 88, died November 15, 2008. He was born May 31, 1920 to Karl and Francis Adams Lobner. He is survived by his wife, Gisela Lobner; three sons, Mike Lobner (Beth) of Hastings, Jerome Lobner (Linda) of Loup City, and Randall Lobner (Jane) of Beatrice; a stepdaughter, Patty Canter of Florida; a stepson, Guy Canter (Yogi) of Lincoln; a brother, Alex Lobner of Lewellen; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were handled by Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home.

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LUEDTKE, Melva
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Melva Irvine Luedtke, 85, died December 5, 2011. She was born March 24, 1926 to Jack K. and Neomi L. Irvine. Survivors include her sons, Al (JoAnn), Jerry (Lynn), John, and Gary (Kathy); 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents; a daughter-in-law, Paula Luedtke; and a great-grandson. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Roeder Mortuary.

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LUKES, Antonin
SOUTH OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Antonin Lukes, 39, died November 27, 1894. He was a laborer and a member of the Czech-Slovak Protection Society #145.

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MAY, Robert L.
CHAPMAN, NEBRASKA: Robert L. "Bob" May, 61, died December 14, 1999 at St. Francis Skilled Care Center. He was born January 15, 1938 in Aurora to John and Vivian Thompson May. He worked with his father at May Plumbing, and also worked in gas and petroleum installation. He was employed by Bosselman Inc. for 14 years. He was a Mason, and enjoyed restoring and playing musical instruments. He is survived by a son, Bill May of Grand Island; his father; a sister, Sharon Van Trump of Tampa, FL; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his mother. Services were held at Friendship Masonic Lodge #239 in Chapman. Cremation arrangements were handled by Kleine Funeral Home.

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McPHAIL, Donald G.
SPALDING, NEBRASKA: Donald Glenn McPhail died March 19, 1928. He was born March 23, 1922 to Mr. and Mrs. H.G. McPhail. He was survived by his parents; and two sisters, Maxine and Janice. Services were held at the Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Grand View Cemetery.

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McPHERSON, Alice
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA: Alice McPherson, 93, died October 4, 2010 at Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland, NE. She was born May 4, 1917 in Scottsbluff, NE to Pete and Helen Stamatellos Karubas. She was a dog groomer and a homemaker. She was a member of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Bayard, and the postal auxiliary. She is survived by two daughters, Maria (Ronald) Fleecs of Beatrice, and Angeline (Donald) Milroy of North Platte; a stepson, Terald (Rita) McPherson of Denver, CO; two brothers, Louis Karubas of Hammond, IN, and George (Margaret) Karubas of Bayard; three sisters, Freida Stacey of Chicago, IL, Dorothy Mellion of Texas, and Mary Zuffa of Indiana; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Cooper "C.C." McPherson; her parents; a sister, Anne Paris; and three brothers, Nick Karubas, Bill Karubas, and Jim Karubas. Trisagion and funeral services were held at Odean Colonial Chapel. Interment was at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.

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MEDBERY, Marsha
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA: Marsha L. Medbery, 63, died August 5, 2011 at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1948 in York, NE to Lyle and Edith Doremus Peterson. She attended Denver Technical College. She retired from the Hall County Highway Department with 35 years of service. She enjoyed stock car races and golf. She is survived by her husband, George Medbery; a daughter and son-in-law, LeAnn and Robert Masat of Grand Island; a sister, Kareen Alexander of Grand Island; a brother, Douglas Peterson of Grand Island; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service was held at All Faiths Funeral Home. Interment of ashes was at the Grand Island Cemetery.

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MEYER, Nadine
CAMPBELL, NEBRASKA: Nadine G. Meyer, 81, died January 12, 2010. She was born November 14, 1928 to Thophile and Rose Benjamin Roy. She is survived by four daughters, Janet Karr and Joyce Soucek, both of Bladen, and Jackie Hall and Judy Erickson, both of Campbell; a son, Dennis of Thornton, CO; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Meyer. Services were held at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Anne Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home.

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MILLER, Earl
GOTHENBURG, NEBRASKA: Earl Richard Miller, 84, died May 19, 2005. He was born June 21, 1920 to George A. Miller, Sr. and Nellie Kilmer Miller. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Ruth May Smallfoot Miller; two sons, Kenneth (Mary) Miller of Lincoln, and Jerry (Annette) Miller of North Platte; a daughter, Sally (Allen) Anderson of Norfolk; a brother, Antone "Tony" (Joanne) Miller of Brady; a sister, Edna Long of Gothenburg; a son-in-law, Richard Janssen of Cozad; a sister-in-law, Marie Miller of Gothenburg; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Janssen; a brother, George Miller, Jr.; his parents; and a granddaughter, Tami Renee Anderson. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery with arrangements by Blase Memorial Chapel.

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MONASMITH, Mercedes
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Mercedes Dawn Monasmith, 81, died April 3, 2005. She was born August 10, 1923 in Bayard to Charles Homer and Mattie Catherine Monasmith. Survivors include a sister, Maxine Hanson of Tacoma, WA; and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Monasmith of Bridgeport, and Beaulah Monasmith of Forsyth, MT. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruby and Lois; and five brothers, Raymond, Orville, Dale, Mark and Clifford. Interment of cremains was at the Bayard Cemetery.

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MOORMAN, Idonna
STEELE CITY, NEBRASKA: Idonna May Moorman, 79, died June 10, 2008. She was born October 13, 1928 to Floyd and Lois Lacey Lichty. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Gary Speth, and Gayle and John Rohr; a son-in-law, Dennis Dragoo; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Fairbury Cemetery under the direction of Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home.

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MORAVEC, William
SEWARD, NEBRASKA: William "Bill" Moravec, 95, died June 29, 2007. He was born August 31, 1911 to Joe and Mary Milachek Moravec. He was a farmer and livestock buyer. On his 90th birthday, he appeared as a contestant on the TV game show, The Price is Right. Survivors include his wife, Irene Ruzowski Watson Moravec; a daughter, Pat Eggerling of Waco; a stepson, Ken (Kathy) Watson of Lincoln; his grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Hamsa Moravec; his parents; five sisters, Agnes Mares, Anna Houska, Adella Duffek, Helen Handler, and Rose Houska; four brothers, Emil, Ed, Joe, and Frank; and a son-in-law, Ralph Eggerling. Interment was at Utica Cemetery by Volzke Funeral Home.

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MORGANFLASH, James
FAIRFIELD, NEBRASKA: James F. Morganflash, 68, died September 16, 2006 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. He was born September 6, 1938 in Hastings, NE to Joseph F. and Evelyn E. Livingston Morganflash. He retired from the AGP Ethanol Plant, and also worked at T&L Irrigation and Hastings Industries. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Survivors include his wife, Lana K. Roether Morganflash; a son, Michael J. Morganflash of Blue Hill; a daughter, Michelle M. Morganflash of Hastings; two stepsons, Paul A. League of Fairfield, and J.J. League of Galveston, TX; two sisters, Evelyn Morganflash of Hastings, and Irene Radcliff of Grand Island; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia L. Simms Morganflash; and a brother, Richard. Services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hastings. Burial was at Fullerton Cemetery under the direction of Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

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MULLALLY, Grant
SEWARD, NEBRASKA: Grant E. Mullally, 85, died August 30, 2011. He was born February 7, 1926 to Thomas and Mary Osentowski Mullally. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He was a 2009 recipient of the Seward County Hall of Agriculture Achievement Award. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Grace Mullally; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael G. and Judy Mullally of Seward, and Patrick L. and Janet Mullally of Utica; a sister, Rita Rasperger of Falls City; an uncle and aunt, Ed and Lillian Osentowski of Ord; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at the Seward Cemetery under the direction of Zabka Funeral Home.

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NIELSEN, Arvin
POTTER, NEBRASKA: Arvin Bertram Nielsen, 93, died October 18, 2010 at Memorial Health Center in Sidney. He was born February 24, 1917 near Dannebrog to Albert and Sigrid Hermansen Nielsen. He was a farmer and raised Hereford cattle. He served on the Cheyenne County Fair Board and the Sidney Memorial Hospital Board. He enjoyed sports. He formerly played baseball, and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. He is survived by his wife, Sophia Marie Sears Nielsen; three daughters, Elaine (Leo) Noble of Potter, Cheryl Nielsen of Sidney, and Susan (Terry) Taylor of Truth or Consequences, NM; two sons, Donald (Amber) Nielsen, and Russell (Mary) Nielsen, all of Potter; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother. Interment was at the Potter Cemetery under the direction of Holechek Funeral Home.

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NITZEL, Morris
CENTRAL CITY, NEBRASKA: Morris Wayne Nitzel, 78, died May 5, 2004. He was born December 13, 1925 to Lawrence Walter and Bessie Margaret Morris Nitzel. He earned a degree in business management from the Lincoln School of Business, and was a retired general manager at LL Distributing in Grand Island. He attended Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church, and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and flowers. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Mae Coleman Nitzel; his children and their spouses, Doug and Sue Nitzel of Hordville, Peg and Alan Schweitzer of Central City, Jean and Jack Munn of Chapman, and Mike and Diane Nitzel of Gilbert, AZ; a brother, Paul Nitzel of La Mesa, CA; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hannah Hobbs and Betty Holtorf; his parents; and a grandson, Mario Munn. Interment was at the Central City Cemetery under the direction of Solt Funeral Home.

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NOVACEK, Vincent
BENKELMAN, NEBRASKA: Vincent L. Novacek, 74, died December 24, 1993 at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. He was born October 7, 1945 in Hayes County to Joseph and Anna Schmidt Novacek. He worked at Harold Knoles Ford with 33 years of service, and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He attended Benkelman United Methodist Church, and was a member of the American Legion and a charter member of the Benkelman Country Club. He is survived by his wife, G. Jean Bailey Novacek; two sons, Kenneth of Aurora, and Dennis (Perri) of Lawrence, KS; two sisters, Louella Patton of Sparks, NV, and Shirley Barnes of Imperial; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Fred. Services were held at Benkelman United Methodist Church. Interment with military honors was at the Benkelman Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

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NUTTELMAN, Fern
GRESHAM, NEBRASKA: Fern E. Nuttelman, 89, died January 26, 2007. She was born October 20, 1917 near Gresham to Carl and Alma Dey Wolf. She was a graduate of York College, and attended the University Of Nebraska. She was a school teacher, and she and her husband farmed. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and John Miller of Brainard, MN; a son, Robert Nuttelman of Shelby; a sister, Margaret Toombs of Derby, KS; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death her husband, Harold Nuttelman; her parents; and two sisters, Florence Heidtbrink and Ruth Gloystein. Services were held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. Peter's Church Cemetery with arrangements by Volzke Funeral Home.

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NYKIEL, Eunice
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Eunice E. Nykiel died January 31, 2011. She was born February 8, 1927 to Opal and Stella Reeves. She was a retired nurse at Nebraska Methodist Hospital, and a volunteer at Nebraska Methodist Hospital Diabetic Center. She was a member of the Polish Women's Alliance of America. She is survived by two sons, Robert (Nancy) and David (Deborah); a sister, Janice (Daryl) Miller; a sister-in-law, Natalie Nykiel; a brother-in-law, Anthony Nykiel; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and her cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; her parents; and a brother, Max Reeves. Interment was at St. John Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

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OLIVERIUS, Helen
SIDNEY, NEBRASKA: Helen Anna Oliverius, 92, died January 3, 2007 at the Golden Living Center in Sidney. She was born December 29, 1914 in Nebraska City, NE to Herman and Magdelene Delberger Michelman. She had worked at the Sioux Ordinance Army Depot, and also helped her husband operate a service station. She worked at the Clothes Hamper Laundry, and retired in her early 80s. She attended the First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Women's Circle. She and her husband formerly lived in Lodgepole, and moved to Sidney in the late 1940s. She is survived by a son, Rodney Oliverius (Jeris) of Lincoln; 4 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore "Ted" Oliverius; her parents; two brothers, Robert and Arnold Michelman; and three sisters, Lilly Tremain, Martha Manous, and Frieda Glandt. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Sidney. Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Holechek Funeral Home.

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OSTBERG, Doris
POLK, NEBRASKA: Doris B. Ostberg, 75, died May 25, 2003. She was born July 14, 1927 to Walter A. and Bertha Peterson Binford. She and her husband had a farm and seed corn business, and she formerly worked at Citizens' State Bank. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Polk. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, golfing, and rose gardening, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Donald L. Ostberg; a son, Murray (Ann) Ostberg of Omaha; a daughter, Donnette (Scott) Wagner of Greenville, TX; a sister, Lela Ruch of Port Charlotte, FL; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ruth Marie; a sister, Helen Burge; her parents; and a niece, Eunice Ruch. Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Polk. Burial was at the Polk Cemetery with arrangements by Solt Funeral Home.

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PARIS, Barbara
NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA: Barbara M. Paris, 66, died May 2, 2010. She was born February 9, 1944 to Virgil D. and Erma M. Truax Paris. She worked at Hayward School for 17 years. She was a softball umpire and volunteered with the Kids' Club, and attended the First Baptist Church of Nebraska City. Survivors include two daughters, Jenny Paris (companion Jason Betts) of Nebraska City, and Cindy Roemer (Daniel) of Mount Ayr, IA; two brothers, Francis Patrick Paris (Connie) of Lincoln, and Richard D. Paris (Ginger) of Oakland City, IN; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Interment was at Wyuka Cemetery under the direction of Gude Mortuary.

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PATSIOS, Elvia
KEARNEY, NEBRASKA: Elvia "Helen" Patsios, 101, died April 8, 2010 at Mother Hull Home. She was born February 22, 1909 in Kearney County to James and Stella Boicourt Cover. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and cooking Greek cuisine. She was a member of her church's Ladies' Society, the VFW Auxiliary, the Greek Hellenic Society, the Good Samaritan Service League, and the Eagles. She is survived by two sons, James (Arlene) and Nick, all of Kearney; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Patsios; and her sons, Bill, Tony and William. Services were held at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. Interment was at the Kearney Cemetery under the direction of O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home.

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PEARCE, Bessie
TEKAMAH, NEBRASKA: Bessie Helen Pearce, 95, died December 16, 2009. She was born October 7, 1914 to John Joseph and Julia Clara Sklenar Pearce. She was a farmer. She is survived by several cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara; two brothers, Fred and an infant brother; and her parents. Interment was at the Tekamah Cemetery under the direction of Pelan Funeral Home.

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PERCIVAL, Dorothy
OXFORD, NEBRASKA: Dorothy Elizabeth Percival, 83, died February 26, 2009. She was born December 19, 1925 to Frederick J. and Esther F. Haze Jauch. She formerly worked at Bell Telephone in Denver. She attended St. John's Lutheran Church, and was a member of the ABC Club, the Happy Homes Club, the Wednesday morning Edison Coffee Club, the Birthday Club, the Walker Post Manor Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Randy Percival (Edna) of Hollis, OK, and Richard Percival (Lynda) of Eagle, ID; a daughter, Ann Percival of Lincoln; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Percival (Janet) of Oxford; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hiram Percival; two sisters, Irene L. Jauch and Winifred Relihan; a brother, Richard C. Jauch; and her parents. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment was at the Oxford Cemetery with arrangements by Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home.

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PERSON, Lorraine
CENTRAL CITY, NEBRASKA: Lorraine Person, 84, died January 5, 2004 at Central City Care Center. She was born September 13, 1919 in Hordville to Carl A. and Signe E. Bengtson Person. She worked as a housekeeper in private homes. She was a native of Hordville, but moved with her sister, Rosemary, to the Central City Care Center. She and her sister enjoyed taking care of the plants and cats at the home, and she also played the piano there. She was a member of Fridhem Lutheran Church in Hordville, and attended Grace Lutheran Church in Central City. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Arnold Foss of Grand Island. She was preceded in death by her sister, Rosemary Person; and two brothers, Victor and Andrew Person. Services were held at the Central City Care Center. Interment was at the Hordville Cemetery under the direction of Solt Funeral Home.

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PFEIFER, Ila Mae
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Ila Mae Pfeifer, 83, died April 24, 2005. She was born September 17, 1921 in Sioux City, IA to Charles and Eva McFarland. She is survived by a daughter, Sheila Slocum of Eugene, OR; 2 grandsons; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonhard "Pie" Pfeifer. Cremation arrangements were handled by Sunset Memorial Park Crematory.

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PHARAOH, Edwin
SPRINGFIELD, NEBRASKA: Edwin D. Pharaoh, 75, died May 18, 2009. He was born November 29, 1933 to William and Dorothy Aufenkamp Pharaoh. He and his wife owned Custom Gems. He was also a schoolteacher for over 30 years. He attended Springfield First United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Gem and Mineral Club of Omaha. He enjoyed rock hunting, hunting, fishing, and flowers. Survivors include his wife, Erma Cox Pharaoh; three children, Patty Jo (Robert) Hall of Bellevue, Edwin Eugene (Karen) of Grand Island, and JoAnn Lynn (Miroslaw) Birlet of Indian Trail, NC; a brother, William Q. Pharoah of Roseville, CA; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy June Summers; his parents; and a grandson, Josh Perry. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Springfield. Interment was at the Springfield Cemetery with arrangements by Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home.

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PLESSEL, Mavis
O'NEILL, NEBRASKA: Mavis Plessel, 73, died February 17, 2011 at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill. She was born July 23, 1937 in O'Neill to Gilbert and Mabel Anderson Strong. She was a member of the Eagles and the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Kevin Plessel of O'Neill; a brother, Dale Strong (Eilene) of Granbury, TX; a sister, Lynnette Chamberlin (Dennis) of Norfolk; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Plessel; an infant son; her parents; and a brother, Roger. Arrangements were handled by Biglins Mortuary.

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PORTREY, Raymond
FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA: Raymond A. Portrey, 74, died August 1, 1986 at a Kansas City, MO hospital. He was born near Falls City. He had worked in the insurance industry, and was a Kansas City area resident for 40 years. He is survived by a sister, Isabella Farrell of Sugar Creek, MO. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment was at the Falls City Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Clark Funeral Home.

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PRATT, Alfred
BARTLETT, NEBRASKA: Alfred Pratt, 41, died January 3, 1928. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Pratt. He was survived by his wife, Edith Evans Pratt; three daughters; three sons; and his parents. Services were held at the Methodist Church. Burial was at the Bartlett Cemetery.

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PYTLIK, Frances
BRAINARD, NEBRASKA: Frances M. Pytlik, 92, died May 3, 2008. She was born July 13, 1915. Services were held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment was at the Brainard Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Holesovsky Mortuary.

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RAMOS, Josephine
McCOOK, NEBRASKA: Josephine G. Ramos, 85, died August 29, 2005. She was born September 14, 1919 to Miguel and Paula Castillo Guerrero. She retired from McCook Community Hospital, and was a recipient of the hospital's Caring Kind Award in 1986. She attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and served with the Altar Society. She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, and enjoyed playing cards. She is survived by a daughter, Angie Garcia (George) of McCook; two sons, G.G. Ray Ramos of Virginia, and Joe Ramos (Elena) of San Antonio, TX; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guadalupe Ramos; a son, Manuel; two sisters, Gavina Garcia and Luciana Alaniz; three brothers, Meliton, Isabel and Juan Guerrero; her parents; and a grandson. Services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery with arrangements by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.

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RASSER, Gene
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA: Gene Rasser, 77, died September 3, 2009. He was born May 2, 1932 to William Rasser and Lena Ohmstede Rasser. He was a farmer, and served with the U.S. Army and the Army Reserve. He enjoyed genealogy and gardening. He is survived by a sister, Lucille Hendon (Jack) of Colorado Springs, CO; a sister-in-law, Norma Jean Rasser of Red Cloud; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill; an infant sister, Helen Rasser; and his parents. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Red Cloud. Interment with military honors was at the Red Cloud Cemetery by Williams Funeral Home.

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RATHJE, Velma
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA: Velma H. Rathje, 70, died March 27, 2005. She was born June 1, 1934 to Hans B. and Minnie Siffring Rathje. She worked for Head Start, Jackson Cleaners, and Columbus Community Hospital. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Rising City. Survivors include a sister, Dolores (Gilbert) Gates of Lincoln; two brothers, Gerald (Roberta) Rathje of Seward, and Alfred (Marie) Rathje of Rising City; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Kathryn Vrbka and Edna Rathje. Services were held at Faith Lutheran Church. Interment was at Faith West Cemetery under the direction of McKown Funeral Home.

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REICH, Julie
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Julie D. Reich, 78, died March 5, 2008. She was born December 29, 1929 to Charles and Freda Divoky Droa. Family members include three sisters, Freda Burkhardt of Daken, Dorothy Schamp of Lincoln, and Evelyn Carver of Youngstown, OH; a niece, Nancy Schamp of Lincoln; and a friend, Carol Miller of Smithton, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Reich. Cremation arrangements were handled by Aspen Mortuary.

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REICK, Marvin
NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA: Marvin A. Reick, 70, died March 15, 2011 at Duff's Friendship Villa in Nebraska City. He was born June 27, 1940 in Omaha to Arthur R. and Irma Bleick Reick. He was a maintainer operator for the Otoe County Roads Department for 30 years, and served in the Nebraska National Guard. He enjoyed the outdoors and wildlife. He is survived by his mother, Irma Reick of Nebraska City; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his father. Interment with military honors was at Cowles Cemetery under the direction of Gude Mortuary.

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REMM, Hilda
STANTON, NEBRASKA: Hilda S. Remm, 87, died March 8, 2011 at Stanton Health Center. She was born August 30, 1923 in Altona, NE to William and Margaret Splittgerber Roenfeldt. She worked for Hrabak's Market and Boyd's Grocery in Stanton, and also worked at Sherwood Medical. She attended St. Luke's Lutheran Church, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by two sons, David (Mary Lou) Remm, and Leon Remm, all of Stanton; eight sisters, Lois (Keith) Jech of Wayne, Marcella Stuthman and Florence Carson, both of Pilger, and Esther Sydow, Dorothy (Dallas) Anders, Lavern (Norman) Lehman, Mable Hartman, and Clara (Dennis) Severa, all of Stanton; three brothers, Lawrence "Beeze" (Caroline) Roenfeldt, Walter (Janet) Roenfeldt, and Orville (Rita) Roenfeldt, all of Stanton; 4 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Remm; her parents; a sister; two brothers; and twin granddaughters. Services were held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Inurnment was at Stanton Cemetery under the direction of Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary.

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RHONE, Robin
SMITHFIELD, NEBRASKA: Robin R. Rhone, 53, died December 17, 2010 at his home. He was born August 10, 1957 in Lucia, CA to Kermit L. and Myra I. Earll Rhone. He worked in the maintenance department at Tyson Foods in Lexington. Survivors include a son, Joe Rhone of Smithfield; a brother, Ragan Rhone of Bertrand; a sister, Gayle Bazzle of Smithfield; and his former wife, Sherrie Maresch of Smithfield. He was preceded in death by his parents. Arrangements were handled by Elwood Funeral Home.

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RISINGER, Rex
CENTER, NEBRASKA: Rex Risinger, 78, died September 24, 2006 at Creighton Area Health Services. He was born April 3, 1928 in Venus, NE to Reed and Velma Butterfield Risinger. He was an agricultural inspector for the State of Nebraska, and attended the United Church of Christ in Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Eggers Risinger; three sons, Mark (Jannelle) Risinger of Hadar, and Lyle (Therese) Risinger, and Brad Risinger, all of Sioux City, IA; a daughter, Marcia Davis (friend Harry Harris) of Hubbard; a sister, Agnes Erb of Orchard; a brother, Rodger (Maxine) Risinger of Norfolk; a sister-in-law, Margaret Risinger of Verdigre; a brother-in-law, Lawrence Oregon of Omaha; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Blanche, Marie, Mildred, and Reba; and three brothers, Leonard, Franklin, and Joyce. Services were held at the United Church of Christ in Center. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton by Brockhaus Funeral Home.

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ROEPKER, Betty
ST. LIBORY, NEBRASKA: Betty R. Roepker, 78, died March 6, 2009. She was born on May 19, 1930 to Eliga and Elva Galland McDonald. She and her husband farmed, and she formerly worked at the Glove Factory and the Cornhusker Army Ammunitions Plant. She enjoyed cooking, canning, clipping newspaper articles, and sending out greeting cards. She was a member of St. Libory's Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women. She is survived by her husband, Alfred A. Roepker; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark and Laura Roepker, and Allen Roepker, all of St. Libory; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Laura and Greg Olson of Grand Island, Teresa Jansen of Worthington, MN, and Julie and Ron Dvorak, and Rita and Don Schmidt, all of St. Libory; 18 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James and William McDonald; and her parents. Services were held at St. Libory Catholic Church. Interment was at the parish cemetery under the direction of Peters Funeral Home.

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ROHWER, Lila
BLAIR, NEBRASKA: Lila Rohwer, 56, died January 30, 2003. She was born October 30, 1946 in Blair to William and Edna Nicholson Gutschow. Services were held at the First Lutheran Church in Blair. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Rohwer; her father; and a niece, Jacqueline Bolton. Interment was at Union Cemetery in Cedar Bluffs under the direction of Campbell-Aman Funeral Home.

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ROSENTHAL, Oscar
JANSEN, NEBRASKA: Oscar Frederick Otto Rosenthal, 91, died April 27, 2006. He was born April 25, 1915 to Henry and Anna Hesterman Rosenthal. He was a farmer, and worked at Beatrice 77 Livestock. He also worked for other area farmers. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed listening to ball games on the radio and attending auctions and sales. He is survived by five daughters, Elaine Blobaum (Don) of Harbine, Marge Wollenburg (Herb) of Odell, and Marilyn Adam (Dale), Shirley Petersen (Kevin), and Leola Wollenburg, all of Beatrice; five sons, Dean Rosenthal of Lincoln, Gerald Rosenthal (Dorothea) of Fairbury, and Leonard Rosenthal (Laura), Duane Rosenthal, and Gary Rosenthal, all of Jansen; a brother, Delmar Rosenthal of Fairbury; two sisters, Madonna Waltke (Ed) and Naomi Spielman, all of Beatrice; four sisters-in-law, Martha Rosenthal of Fairbury, Edna Scherling (George) of DeWitt, and Marlene Malchow and Viola Tegtmeier (Norman), all of Beatrice; two brothers-in-law, Deverne Malchow of Pickrell, and Clarence Malchow of Diller; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Milda Malchow Rosenthal; four brothers, Arnold, Arthur, John, and Eldon Rosenthal; his parents; a son-in-law, Walter Wollenburg; and a grandson, Michael Rosenthal. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery with arrangements by Harman-Wright Mortuary.

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SAILORS, Forrest
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Forrest W. Sailors, 72, died July 2, 2006. He was born September 26, 1933 in Shubert, NE. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, and enjoyed gardening and crossword puzzles. Family members include his wife, Betty Sailors; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Randy Dolezal of Lincoln; two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Mary Sailors, and Monte and Lori Sailors, all of Lincoln; a brother and sister-in-law, Lyle and Jane Sailors of Castro Valley, CA; and his grandchildren. Services were held at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Inurnment was at Harris Cemetery under the direction of Aspen Mortuary.

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SCHMIDT, Marilene
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Marilene Schmidt died December 6, 2010. She was born October 4, 1919. She is survived by a son, Ross (Nancy) Schmidt of Maineville, OH; two daughters, Cheryl (Peter) Becker of Omaha, and Rhonda Rohren of Bloomington, IL; 7 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorence T.A. Schmidt; and two brothers, Don Fee and Edwin Fee. Services were held at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery by Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home.

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SCHREINER, Daniel
HASTINGS, NEBRASKA: Daniel E. Schreiner, 57, died July 15, 2010. He was born February 21, 1953 to Gene and Jo Davis Schreiner. He was a former automobile salesman and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a past member of Eagles Aerie #592. Survivors include a daughter, Dina Rainer of Overland Park, KS; a son, Derrick Schreiner of Lincoln; his parents; five sisters, Cindy Pawloski of Omaha, Mitzie Metz of Hastings, Trudy Roever of Colorado Springs, CO, and Becky Schreiner and Lindy Schreiner, both of Westminster, CO; 2 grandchildren; his cousins; and several nieces and nephews. Interment was at Parkview Cemetery.

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SCHUEBEL, Charles
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Funeral services were held April 2, 1890 for Charles Schuebel, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schuebel. Burial was at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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SELAH, William
CUMING COUNTY, NEBRASKA: William F. Selah, a 21-year-old-farmer, drowned in March of 1870.

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SHATTUCK, Ettie
HOLT COUNTY, NEBRASKA: Ettie Shattuck, 19, died February 8, 1888. She was the daughter of Benjamin Shattuck, and was a schoolteacher. She taught in a school near Emmet. She suffered from exposure to cold while taking care of students during the Blizzard of 1888 (also called "The Schoolhouse Blizzard"). Both legs were amputated; she later died. Note: One record gives her first name as Etta.

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SHERMAN, Virginia
CORTLAND, NEBRASKA: Virginia Holland Sherman, 50, died April 21, 1981 at a hospital in Lincoln. She was born in St. Joseph, MO. She was a nurse, and had lived in Cortland for 25 years. Survivors include her husband, Gene Sherman; a daughter, Jeanne Wehmeyer; her mother, Opal Holland; three brothers, Charles Liebig of San Diego, CA, Merrill Liebig of Louisiana, and Earl Liebig of Utah; and a grandchild. Arrangements were handled by Metcalf Funeral Home.

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SILHACEK, Carol
PIERCE, NEBRASKA: Carol Jon Silhacek died December 22, 2010 in Pierce. He was born September 25, 1939 near Pierce to John Silhacek, Jr. and Helen Kouba Silhacek. He was a retired welder at Nucor Steel with 34 years of service, and was also a full time farmer and cattleman for 50 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Norfolk American Legion, the Pierce County Agricultural Society, and a former member of the Pierce Jaycees. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mardell May Silhacek; three children, Clay (Leanne) of Pierce, Brian of Norfolk, and Debra Fox (Mark) of Smithville, MO; a sister, Jean Jindra of Clarkson; and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents, Anton and Mary Jenista Kouba, Sr., and John and Mary Pospisil Silhacek, Sr. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment with military honors was at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk under the direction of Stonacek Funeral Chapel.

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SLUSARSKI, Irene
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA: Irene Slusarski died March 6, 2011 in Columbus. She was born December 29, 1919 in Polk County to Joseph and Stella Berzenski Small. She and her husband were farmers. She had worked as a housekeeper for several families in Columbus, and also worked at Sears in Chicago. She attended St. Isidore Catholic Church, and was a member of the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and growing African violets. Survivors include two sons, Jerome (Peg) Slusarski of Columbus, and Richard (Joyce) Slusarski of Montrose, CO; three daughters, Paula (Tim) Kelly of Columbus, Barbara (Michael) Metzger of Kearney, and Janice (Lee) Hueschen of Platte Center; a sister, Florence (Alois) Micek of Columbus; 19 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy Slusarski; her parents; two sisters; two brothers; and a grandson. Interment was at St. Bonaventure Cemetery under the direction of McKown Funeral Home.

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SPANGLER, Joan
EWING, NEBRASKA: Joan Janet Spangler, 74, died November 22, 2007. She was born February 2, 1933 to L.D. and Lottie Strong Calkins. She enjoyed baking, bowling, fishing, and soap operas. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary. Survivors include her children, Roxanne (Reuben) Bergman of Clearwater, Cindy (Garret) Gruhn of Inman, Martha (Brian) Groteluschen of Clarkson, Bill and Bobbi of Chambers, Teena Francis of Lincoln, and Kathleen (Larry) Jorgensen, Ruth (Monte) Williams, and Raymond (Loretta), all of Ewing; 25 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walt Spangler; an infant son, David; her parents; a son-in-law, Roger Francis; and two infant great-grandsons, Kaden Eaton and Gary Ward. Burial was at the Ewing City Cemetery by Snider Memorial Funeral Home.

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STRILKIVSKY, Vasiliy
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Vasiliy Strilkivsky, 76, died February 25, 2006. He was born January 2, 1930 in Lvov, Ukraine to Dmitry and Anna Strilkivsky. He was a retired farmer. Family members include his wife, Nadezhda Strilkivsky; his daughters and sons-in-law, Galina and Jeff Jorgensen, and Liliya and Afanaciy Borlak; his sons and daughters-in-law, Vladimir and Lubov Strilkivsky, Andrey and Svetlana Strilkivsky, Vasiliy and Nina Strilkivsky, Victor and Maria Bogatyuk, Ivan and Inna Strilkivsky, and Alexander and Olga Strilkivsky; and 42 grandchildren. Arrangements were entrusted to Metcalf Funeral Home.

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STUMME, Henry
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Henry A. "Hank" Stumme, 73, died Saturday, November 11, 2000. He was born March 28, 1927 to August and Johanna Stekker Stumme. He was a retired truck driver for Louis Albert and Son Food Company. He enjoyed bingo and bowling. He is survived by two brothers, Clifford Stumme of Phoenix, AZ, and Charles Stumme of Beatrice; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Stumme; and his parents. Burial was at Blue Valley Cemetery under the direction of Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

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SULZ, Robert
ALEXANDRIA, NEBRASKA: Robert Sulz, 93, died March 10, 1975. He was born October 7, 1881. Survivors include two daughters, Bernice King and Edna (Daryl) Easley; two sons, Harry and Walter; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Augusta Glaum Sulz. Burial was at the Alexandria Cemetery under the direction of Adams-Tibbetts Funeral Home.

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SUPANCHICK, Anna
KEARNEY, NEBRASKA: Anna Supanchick, 100, died July 23, 2011 at the Mother Hull Home in Kearney. She was born June 29, 1911 northeast of Amherst, NE to Joseph and Mary Geier Axmann. She and her husband farmed in the Hazard area for 40 years, and she had also worked as a housekeeper in the Amherst area. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, and enjoyed cooking, quilting, cleaning and playing cards. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Richard Petrytus of Phoenix, AZ; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carrol Supanchick of Hazard; a sister, Helen Kinnaman of Amherst; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Supanchick; and three brothers. Services were held at St. James Catholic Church. Interment was at the Kearney Cemetery by Horner Lieske McBride and Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services.

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SWETT, Marguerite
AINSWORTH, NEBRASKA: Marguerite Swett, 95, died January 26, 2009. She was born April 21, 1913 to Leonard and Ava Armstrong Smith. Survivors include a son, Wayne Swett (Marvel) of Long Pine; 2 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard. Arrangements were handled by Holmes Funeral Home.

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SZERTWITIS, Helen
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Helen D. Szertwitis, 88, died October 15, 2006. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Dixie Szertwitis; two sisters, Lillian Benes and Adeline Nekuda; four sisters-in-law, Emma Cubrich, Betty Kobza, Eleanor Kobza, and Ellie Heavey; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney; four brothers, Ray, Alois, Frank, and Benedict Kobza; two sisters, Ann Powles and Martha Fisher; and a great-grandson, Robby Szertwitis. Services were held at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuary.

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TerMAAT, Annetta
FIRTH, NEBRASKA: Annetta TerMaat, 88, died April 11, 2009. She was born October 31, 1920 to Gradus and Harriett Spinden VanDerVliet. She was a painter and a farmer's wife. She is survived by a daughter, Norma Maler (Lee) of Firth; two sons, John of Lincoln, and Glenden (Patricia) of Hickman; a brother, Herman VanDerVliet of Hull, IA; a twin sister, Henrietta Meendering of Martinsville, IA; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; three sisters; her parents; and a granddaughter. Services were held at Holland Reformed Church. Burial was at the Holland Cemetery with arrangements by Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home.

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TESAR, Joseph F.
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Joseph Francis Tesar, 89, died April 28, 2010. He was born February 18, 1921. He retired from the Union Pacific Railroad, and was also a retired U.S. Army Major who served in World War II and Korea. He attended St. Margaret Mary Church. He was a member of the Reserve Officers' Association, the American Legion, the U.P. Old Timers, the German-American Society, and the AARP. Survivors include his wife, Zita F. Tesar; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph M. and Lynda Tesar; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Harold Hettinger; 2 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; six nephews; and a niece. Services were held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery with arrangements by John A. Gentleman Mortuaries.

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TINAJERA, Eliseo
CHAPPELL, NEBRASKA: Eliseo "Alex" Tinajera, 72, died July 28, 2008. He was born April 26, 1936 to Andres and Refugia Soto Tinajera. He was a former resident of Arvada, CO. He worked as a brick mason for over 35 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed going to auctions and watching movies. He attended the Assembly of God Church. He was the husband of 52 years of Anita Rico Tinajera; the father of Lanette (Tom) Horan, Lee Tinajera, Lisa Tinajera, Lenise (David) Eiffert, Lynne Tinajera, Loy (Josh) Vannoy, the late Les Tinajera, and the late Larry Tinajera; and the brother of Gilbert Tinajera, Joe Navarrette, and the late Frank Tinajera. He had 14 grandchildren. Services were held at the Chappell Assembly of God Church. Inurnment was at Arvada Cemetery in Arvada, CO with arrangements by Holechek Funeral Home.

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TRAUERNICHT, Edwin
BEATRICE, NEBRASKA: Edwin C. Trauernicht, 94, died February 19, 2004 at the Beatrice Community Hospital. He was born February 19, 1910 in rural Pickrell, NE to Garrelt and Anna Louise Zimmerman Trauernicht. He and his wife farmed northeast of Pickrell, and later retired and moved to Beatrice. He attended Zion Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and playing cards. He is survived by a daughter, Janet Dissmeyer (Melvin) of Adams; two sons, Walter Trauernicht (Audrey) of Beatrice, and Robert Trauernicht (Judy) of Palmer, TN; two sisters, Arlene Kelle (Norbert), and Rose Paben, all of Beatrice; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Emma Hofeling. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna A. Parde Trauernicht; a daughter, Gladys Huls Hagemeier; his parents; two sisters, Clara Fritzen and Emma Wolken; five brothers, Alfred, Herman, John G., Willie, and Elmer Trauernicht; and two sons-in-law, Leonard Huls and Don Hagemeier. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery by Fox Funeral Home.

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TREHAL, Elaine
McCOOK, NEBRASKA: Elaine Ruth Trehal, 85, died June 1, 2004. She was born September 24, 1918 to Fred L. and Jessie May Duff Biesecker. She was a former sales and service representative for Singer Sewing Machine, and also worked at Lockheed Aircraft. She was a salesperson for Nobility Plate silverware and crystal. She attended Memorial United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, and the Does. She enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle. She is survived by her husband, Bill Trehal; her children and their spouses, Judy and Jerald Arehart of Wichita, KS, David and Kathy Williams of North Platte, Dennis and Robin Williams of Fremont, and Peggy and Bill Halverson, and Michael Trehal, all of McCook; a sister, Kathleen Hickman of Clewiston, FL; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ted Williams; two sisters, Mildred and Ellen; five brothers, Clyde, Harold, Kenneth, Leroy, and Edwin; and her parents. Inurnment was at Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.

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TRIDLE, Hazel
CAMBRIDGE, NEBRASKA: Hazel Tridle, 77, died December 30, 1991 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born February 6, 1914 in Frontier County to Herbert L. and Martha Jane Gresswell Allen. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Tridle; a son, Bob of Lincoln; a sister, Mildred DeFrees of Cambridge; a brother, Herb of Cambridge; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Josephine and Margaret; and four brothers, Clarence, Ivan, Nelson and James. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge under the direction of Lockenour-Jones Mortuary.

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TRIPE, Pete
ORLEANS, NEBRASKA: Leland Joseph "Pete" Tripe, 90, died April 26, 2008. He was born March 19, 1918 to Nicholas Phillip and Sarah Marie King Tripe. He worked for the Orleans Public Schools, and also worked at Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas, and the Orleans Co-Op and Creamery. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He attended All Saints Catholic Church, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, gardening and sports, and was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Clela Stearns Tripe; three sons, Philip A. "Phil" Tripe (Jan) of Kearney, James C. "Jim" Tripe (Joannie) of Meeker, CO, and Ronald K. "Ron" Tripe (Connie) of Ojai, CA; a daughter-in-law, Karla Balthazor (Greg) of Stockton, KS; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerome "Jerry" Tripe; a brother, Lawrence Tripe (Rose); and his parents. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery by Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home.

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UNDERDAHL, Bernice
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Bernice Eleanor Underdahl, 87, died July 24, 2011 in Lincoln. She was born November 13, 1923 in Preston, MN to Alonzo and Eva Inglebret Nagle. She was a graduate of Paul's School of Beauty in Minneapolis. She owned a beauty shop in Lyle, MN, and also worked as a beautician at Donaldson's in Minneapolis and in Austin, MN. She attended St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, where she was active with WELCA, and was a longtime chair of the wedding and funeral committees. She was a member and former state president of Quester International, and was also a member of the PEO, the UNL Faculty Women's Club, and the UNL Ceres Club. She volunteered with Meals On Wheels and the Lutheran Food Pantry, and was a volunteer beautician at Tabitha Health Care. Survivors include her husband, Norman Russell Underdahl; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimbra Underdahl and Ricky Simmons of Lincoln; and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Katherine Nagle of Austin, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister and brother-in-law, Alberta and Emmet Soli. Services were held at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church. Burial was at Wyuka Cemetery with arrangements by Wyuka Funeral Home.

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VLASIN, George
HAYES CENTER, NEBRASKA: George John Vlasin, 84, died October 20, 2008. He was born February 22, 1924 to Joseph John and Rose Marie Kucera Vlasin. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed watching The Big Joe Polka Show. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty L. Daniel Vlasin; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Lowell Bedore of Trenton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Monte and Dianne Vlasin of Neosho, MO, and Mark and Kim Vlasin of McCook; a brother, Joseph Vlasin (Doris) of Hayes Center; two sisters, Agnes Kurth of Sierra Vista, AZ, and Gertrude Lankas of Atwood, KS; 8 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Velma and Maurice Schuman; two brothers, Ladik and Edward Vlasin; his parents; two brothers-in-law, Anton Lankas and Charley Kurth; and two nephews, David and Regan Vlasin. Services were held at St. James Catholic Church. Burial was at Hayes Center Cemetery under the direction of Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.

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VONASEK, Marjorie
VERDIGRE, NEBRASKA: Marjorie M. Vonasek, 85, died December 13, 2006 at Alpine Village in Verdigre. She was born April 25, 1921 in Lynch, NE to to Casper and Mary Bessmer Haselhorst. She was a retired rural school teacher, and she and her husband farmed. She attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Verdigre, and was a member the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and John Rydzynski, and Norma Ann and Vernon Vakoc. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Vonasek; and her parents. Services were held at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Interment was at the parish cemetery by Brockhaus Funeral Home.

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WALDEN, Charlotte
DAVID CITY, NEBRASKA: Charlotte A. Walden, 81, died November 20, 2006. She was born January 5, 1925 to Fred and Ellen Hollingsworth Brown. She and her husband ran a dry cleaning business. Survivors include two children, Kim (Susan) Walden of Columbus, and David Walden of Salt Lake City, UT; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Blake Chester Walden; three sisters, Margaret Brown, Genevieve Mikesal, and Velma Dunbar; a brother, Harold Brown; and her parents. Interment was at the David City Cemetery with arrangements by Chermok Funeral Home.

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WALTEMATH, Thomas
KEARNEY, NEBRASKA: Thomas Frederick "Tom" Waltemath, 74, died August 1, 2009 at his residence. He was born December 21, 1934 in Omaha to Victor and Capitola McCabe Waltemath. He was a bridge and building manager for Union Pacific Railroad, and also worked as a plumber. He formerly worked at the Gerald Gentleman Power Station. He was U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Eustis, and was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the AARP, and the Eustis Lions Club. He enjoyed carpentry, remodeling, fishing, hunting, and scuba diving. He is survived by his wife, Creta Wilmeth Waltemath; two daughters, Theresa Bivens of Cheyenne, WY, and Rowena (Max) Wallington of Allen, TX; two sons, Theron (Wilda) Rookstool of Eustis, and Travis (Angela) Rookstool of Holdrege; a daughter-in-law, Renae Waltemath of Grand Island; two sisters, Barbara (William) Katzenberger of Basehor, KS, and Carolyn (Frank) Hansen of Mason City, IA; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Tommy; his parents; a son-in-law, Bill Bivens; a granddaughter, Chelsea; and a grandson, Jordie. Interment with military honors was at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery with arrangements by Reynolds-Love Funeral Home.

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WATSON, Mary Rose
ELWOOD, NEBRASKA: Mary Rose Watson, 80, died January 26, 2009. She was born March 2, 1928 to Eugene and Stashia O'Donald Kovar. She owned a beauty salon in Canyon, TX, and was later employed as a bookkeeper for Cross Creek Pet Foods. She is survived by her daughters, Debra (Wayne) Kelly of Elwood, and Linda White of Augusta, GA; 8 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Danny White; a sister; a brother; and her parents. Cremation arrangements were handled by Elwood Funeral Home.

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WENDT, Delia
HARVARD, NEBRASKA: Delia Wendt, 92, died March 11, 1975. She was a member of the SOS Club in Beatrice. Survivors include a daughter, Edna Kloke; two sons, Elmer and Earl; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and two sons. Services were held at the United Church of Harvard. Interment was at the Harvard Cemetery with arrangements by Alberding Funeral Home.

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WESSLING, Velma
GORDON, NEBRASKA: Velma Lee Wessling, 83, died April 12, 2010, at Regional West Medical Center. She was born March 7, 1927 in Gordon to Lee and Alice Forster. She was a longtime volunteer at the Hot Springs Veterans Hospital, as well as at the Veterans' Home in Scottsbluff. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, and DAVA, and was the recipient of several awards for her dedicated service to veterans. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Staton; three stepsons, Harley Furrey of Scottsbluff, Earl Furrey of Kansas, and Charles Furrey of Oregon; a brother, Vereen Forster; a sister, Vesta Thomas of Pampa, TX; a grandson; 13 step-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Wessling; a son, Floyd Furrey; and a stepson, John Furrey. Burial was at the Gordon Cemetery under the direction of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home.

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WICKSTROM, Willabelle
LEWELLEN, NEBRASKA: Willabelle Wickstrom, 78, died June 15, 2007. She was born July 25, 1928 to William Jacob and Ruby Mae Elston Siefer. Survivors include a son, William Earl Hornbaker; a stepson, Terry (Mary Jo) Wickstrom of Highlands Ranch, CO; a sister, Donna Ely of Sidney; a brother, William James Siefer of Omaha; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Wickstrom; an infant daughter; her parents; a sister, Darlene Siefer; and a brother, Bobby Siefer. Inurnment was at Dalton Cemetery under the direction of Holechek Funeral Home.

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WIESE, Jeanne
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Jeanne Marie Wiese, 88, died February 20, 2011. She was born May 2, 1922 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Bruno and Nellie Yackiel Quinn. She was a retired executive secretary for Swanson-Sinkey-Ellis Advertising Agency, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Lucile Thaller of Lincoln; Joan Mikosz of Wrightstown, NJ, and Virginia Quinn of Toms River, NJ; a brother-in-law, Harold Wiese of Lincoln; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael G. Wiese; her parents; a sister; and two brothers. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery with arrangements by Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home.

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WISSINK, Orval
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Orval E. Wissink, 80, died January 31, 2008. He was born July 29, 1927 in Holland, NE to John D. and Lena Essink Wissink. He was a floor manager at KOLN TV for over 40 years, and played the role of "Silent Orv" on Cartoon Corral for 14 years. He was a longtime member of Lincoln Berean Church. He is survived by his wife, Alda Wissink; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Lorene of Lincoln, Cecil and Claudia of Hastings, and Daryl and Cathy of Rugby, ND; a daughter-in-law, Carol Wissink of Omaha; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, David; a sister, Elaine; a brother, Marvin; and his parents. Services were held at Lincoln Berean Church. Burial was at Lincoln Memorial Park under the direction of Metcalf Funeral Home.

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WITRHLIK, Anita
HASTINGS, NEBRASKA: Anita N. Witrhlik, 72, died August 27, 2001 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. She was born December 15, 1928 in Endicott, NE to Alvin James and Irene Violet Foster Kulhanek. She formerly worked at the Clarke Hotel. She was a Jehovah's Witness. She is survived by a son, Donovan Witrhlik of Lincoln; 3 grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Witrhlik; a daughter, Nancy Witrhlik; her parents; three sisters; a brother; and a grandson, Brandon Pickenpaugh. Burial was at Parkview Cemetery by Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

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WUEHLER, Virgil
KEARNEY, NEBRASKA: Virgil L. Wuehler died March 22, 2005. He was born November 5, 1924 to Louis and Annetta Hannemann Wuehler. He was a farmer in the Amherst and Riverdale areas, and was also a former employee of Eaton Manufacturing in Kearney. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst, and enjoyed NASCAR, tractor pulls, and Husker football. He is survived by his wife, Joan DeLaet Wuehler; two daughters, Kari Taubenheim of Kearney, and Shirley Oertwig of Riverdale; two sons, Larry of Kearney, and Dale of Fayetteville, AR; a brother, Merle of Amherst; two sons-in-law, Tim Taubenheim of Kearney, and Dan Oertwig of Riverdale; two daughters-in-law, Barb of Kearney, and Lisa of Fayetteville, AR; a sister-in-law, Evelyn of Amherst; 13 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Kearney Cemetery.

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YILK, Esther
HASTINGS, NEBRASKA: Esther G. Yilk, 82, died March 19, 2001. She was born March 23, 1918 to Alfred William and Esther Bailey Sorenson. She worked at Allen's Department Store, Crosier Monastery, Woolworth's, and the Sunnyside Home. She attended St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and served with the Altar Society. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, Community Quilting Guilds, and the Extension Club. She is survived by three sons, Jack Yilk of Wood River, and Mike Yilk and Tom Yilk, both of Hastings; three daughters, Diane Snider of Kearney, Nancy Yilk of Sacramento, CA, and Mary "Donis" Perrott of Los Angeles, CA; a brother, Frank Sorenson of Macomb, IL; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony "Tony" Yilk; a daughter, Pat Yilk Horacek; a son, Bob; a brother, William; and her parents. Services were held at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial was at Parkview Cemetery by Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

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YOUNG, Seth
NORTH BEND, NEBRASKA: Seth Young died September 26, 1951. He was born November 30, 1856. He was a 15-year member of the North Bend School Board, a Sunday School teacher at the Methodist Church, and a two-term president of the Dodge County Old Settlers' Association. Burial may have been at Woodland Cemetery.

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ZIMMER, Mable
HARVARD, NEBRASKA: Mable Rosalie Zimmer, 87, died November 1, 2001. She was born November 4, 1913 to Albert and Annie Cunningham Rich. She attended Hastings College, and formerly worked for the telephone company in Trumbull. She attended the First Christian Church in Trumbull, and was a member of the Giltner Project Extension Club and the Women's Club. She is survived by a stepson, Delvin Zimmer of Indiana; two stepdaughters, Ardis Griffith of Illinois, and Marilyn Baysinger of Colorado; 11 step-grandchildren; 32 step great-grandchildren; and 21 step great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Zimmer; and her parents. Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Giltner. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Giltner by Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

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ZYSSET, Goldie
GOTHENBURG, NEBRASKA: Goldie Pearl Franzen Zysset died March 18, 2007. She was born November 16, 1911 to Noah and Pearl McClellen Hudson. She was a former school teacher. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, dancing, cooking, playing cards, and bowling. She made baptismal napkins for the American Lutheran Church for nearly 30 years, and was a member of the American Lutheran Quilters' Group, the PVC Club, and the OIC Club. She was a longtime blood donor for the Red Cross, and was named Gothenburg's first Mother of the Year in 1970. Survivors include a daughter, Marlene (Fred) Williams of Ord; six sons, Daryl (Marcene) Franzen of North Platte, LaVern (Connie) Franzen of Hastings, and Larry (Marye) Franzen, Lyle (Arlene) Franzen, Milan (Barb) Franzen, and Dale (Anne) Franzen, all of Gothenburg; a brother, Earl (Gladys) Hudson of Gothenburg; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, John H. Franzen and Jess Zysset; a brother, Raymond Hudson; her parents; and a great-grandson, Lane Franzen. Services were held at American Lutheran Church. Interment was at American Lutheran Cemetery by Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.

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