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Don L Dederman   USN
1. Don L Dederman   USN  (July 29, 2021)
Don L. Dederman
February 17, 1945 ~ July 24, 2021 (age 76)
Obituary
Funeral Services for Don L. Dederman, age 76, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 29th, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Reverend Paul Hirsch will officiate.  Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 28th, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Military honors conducted the United States Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644, and the American Legion Riders.  The service will be live streamed on the St. Paul’s website at www.stpls.com by clicking on the Livestream Service icon.    Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 at his home in Norfolk.
Don Leon was born Saturday, February 17, 1945 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Leon Harry and Delores Gladys (Heckman) Dederman.  Don attended Dederman School, District 24, St. Paul’s Parochial School and went on to graduate from Norfolk Senior High School in 1964.  Following a semester at Norfolk Junior College, Don joined the United States Navy and served from August of 1965 until August of 1968.  While serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Ernest G Small DDR838, Don achieved the rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer (E4) and received several commendations for his service during the Vietnam conflict. After the conclusion of service in the Navy, Don worked for a short time at Wheeler’s Lumber and NPPD, before returning to operate family farm.
On April 2, 1971, Don married Beverly J. Schaffer at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk.
Don was an avid hunter who served 13 years on the board of directors for Pheasants Forever.  Also, he was a member of NENSA (Northeast Nebraska Shooting Association).
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly, son and daughter-in-law Nick and Heather Dederman, grandchildren Katelyn, Carley, and Barrett, sister and brother-in-law Judy and Marvin Eckmann, and extended family.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, sister Beverly (Wagner) Lanman, and nephew Steve M. Wagner.
To send flowers to Don's family, please visit our floral store.  RIP Sailor
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Christopher Schafer
2. Christopher Schafer  (July 24, 2021)
CHRISTOPHER'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Christopher Lavern Schafer, 56, was born December 9, 1964, to the late Alfred John and Mary (Holroyd) Schafer in Harbor City, California. He attended St. Catherine Laboure Catholic School through 8th grade and graduated from Torrance North High School in 1983, after which he joined the United States Navy in 1984. While in the Navy, he was stationed at Miramar Naval Air Station near San Diego. He worked as an aircraft mechanic on the E-2C Hawkeye and was also assigned to the USS Constellation, USN carrier, on which he spent a total of 1 year, 4 months, and 11 days on different tours. Long distance love was on the horizon, as in the summer of 1985 on a WESTPAC tour he developed a pen pal in one Mary Agnes Fritton. Just one meeting in person was all it took for them to know the love was real; Chris would often say that it was her letters that he fell in love with, but it was the respect she showed to his parents, and their immediate love for her, that made him realize he would be spending the rest of his life with her. Chris proposed to Mary Agnes in December of 1985, and they were united in marriage on Valentine’s Day of 1987 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, Nebraska. They initially settled in Poway, California, where Chris continued his service, being assigned to Miramar, then later North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego. Chris was honorably discharged from the Navy in January of 1991 following nearly seven years of service. With the help of his oldest brother, John, Chris and Mary Agnes embarked on a new journey traveling across the country into the unknown of Georgia with a singular opportunity from Delta Airlines. He began his work at Delta on January 21, 1991, working as an aircraft mechanic and welder during his 30-year career. Chris and Mary Agnes remained happily married for 34 years, in sickness and in health, ‘til death did they part.

The product of their love was ultimately the greatest joy in his life, their two children. Alex Christopher was born in 1988 in Poway, California, a precocious ball of energy, hungry to learn as much as possible like his father before him. Sara Anastasia was born in 1992 in Riverdale, Georgia, her rapturous laughter and infectious infant smile lighting up their home and their lives in equal measure. In his children Chris instilled a fierce sense of loyalty and honesty by living these virtues and modeling them every day. Whether it was acting as an assistant coach, his involvement with Boy and Girl Scouts, supporting the multitude of extracurriculars they participated in, or anything in between, there was no sacrifice too great for him to make for the sake of his children. His passion for fatherhood extended beyond his own children, as he was a father figure to many of their friends, the children of his own closest friends, and his nieces and nephews. He proudly attended the college graduations of both of his children and continued to support them through each and every journey they faced into adulthood. A more devoted father there was not.

Chris Schafer grew up in California, but he died a true Georgian, escaping the city he had outgrown into the quiet wilderness he loved. He presented as a burly mountain man type, unapproachable and stoic, but his appearance belied his true inner warmth. He was regarded as the “moral compass” of Department 390 at Delta, a social butterfly who never met a stranger he couldn’t befriend. His irresistible charisma painted an invisible tattoo on his forehead that read “Tell Me Your Life Story,” and people were all too happy to oblige. This personability helped him to great effect with his greatest passion, the American Warrior Garage. Affectionately known as “The Ambassador” he generated immense attention and interest in the garage, and in his final years he was never happier than he was after spending a day at the garage working with his favorite people to help, United States Veterans.

Chris is survived by his wife Mary Agnes (Fritton), son Alex, daughter Sara, sister Teresa (Bill), sisters-in-law Barb (Mike) Romberg, Margaret (Jim) Martinosky, Theresa (Terry) Fichtner, Cecilia (Fred) Smiley, Veronica (Mike) Trimble, and Anastasia (Joel) Travis, brothers-in-law Mike (Tammy) Fritton, John (Angie) Fritton, Bill Fritton, and Pete (Teresa) Fritton, aunt Loretta Nelson, uncles Jim Schafer, Leroy Schafer, and J. Paul Fritton, and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Mary Schafer, in-laws George and Ellen Fritton, brothers, John, Stephen, and David, sister Mary Lisa, sister-in-law Debbie, brother-in-law Joe Krohn, nephews Mark Schafer and Brett Romberg, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Warrior Garage at americanwarriorgarage.org  RIP Sailor
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ALR 2021 R0mp
3. ALR 2021 R0mp  (July 17, 2021)
Romp was held in Norfolk, Ne.   Thanks to all who participated
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F1C Louis Tushla  USN
4. F1C Louis Tushla  USN  (July 17, 2021)
LOUIS' OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  US Navy
Louis James Tushla, the fourth child of Peter and Susanna Tushla, was born on the family farm northeast of Atkinson on February 13, 1916.  He spent his early years working the fields and helping to tend the big gardens that made the Tushla name legendary in the Atkinson community.  He graduated from Atkinson High School in 1934.  After graduation, he lived and worked in his hometown area and was employed at the Dvorak brothers farm southwest of Atkinson right before he joined the Navy.  On November 2, 1939, Louis applied for enlistment in the US Navy, but was rejected because of “infected tonsils.”  He proceeded to have his tonsils removed and made a second application as an Apprentice Seaman in Los Angeles, California, on January 11, 1940.  The application describes him as being five feet, nine inches tall, weighing 156 pounds, having blue eyes, medium brown hair, and a ruddy complexion.  This time he was accepted and by October of that year was serving abroad the USS Oklahoma in Hawaiian waters.  His station of duty was in the main engine room of the Battleship.  He made rapid advancement in his rate and was a Fireman First Class by December of 1941.
Because of some kind of a collision at sea, the USS Oklahoma was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese forces waged a surprise attack on December 7, 1941.  The Oklahoma suffered multiple torpedo hits, causing it to capsize.  Four hundred and twenty-nine sailors and Marines were lost, including Fireman First Class Louis James Tushla, 3821617, U.S. Navy.
On December 20, 1941, his parents received a telegram from the US Navy officially informing them that Louis was missing in action.  They waited in fear and anxiety for further word, sending a letter to the US Navy on January 20, 1942, stating, “We are terribly worried and would appreciate it very much if you could aid us in anyway.  Could you tell us if the ship Oklahoma has been raised as yet, as we thought all along that perhaps he went down with the ship.”  His sister, Kathleen Tushla Deermer, also sent a letter to the US Navy on February 12, 1942, stating, “We haven’t heard anymore concerning him since then.  Would you be able to give me any more information?”  On Thursday, February 19, 1942, Peter and Susanna Tushla received the following message from Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs, chief of Navy Bureau, Washington, D.C.: “After exhaustive search it has been found impossible to locate your son, Louis James Tushla, fireman first class U.S. Navy, and he has therefore been officially declared to have lost his life in the service of this country as of December 7, 1941.  The department expresses to you its sincere sympathy.”
A Requiem high Mass was celebrated for him at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atkinson on March 12, 1942.
In the days, months, and years following the attack, remains of 35 men lost abroad the Oklahoma were recovered.  Louis was not one of them.  The unidentified remains of the other seamen were buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (NMCP), or “Punchbowl,” as “Unknowns.”
Permission to exhume the graves of the USS Oklahoma “Unknowns” at the NMCP was given on April 14, 2015, in a memorandum from Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, because of recent advances in forensic techniques.  From June through November 2015, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel, in cooperation with cemetery officials, exhumed all remaining caskets associated with the USS Oklahoma at the NMCP and transferred the remains to the DPAA laboratories located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
In the forensics laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Y-chromosomal STR testing performed on some remains were found to be consistent with the Y-STR profile of Dennis Tushla, a nephew of Louis.  The laboratory analysis of these remains and the totality of the circumstantial evidence available established the evidence that the remains were those of Fireman First Class Louis James Tushla, 3821617, US Navy.  The official confirmation of the identification of the remains was made by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Washington, D.C., on March 27, 2020.
The US Navy informed Carol Tushla Samson, a niece of Louis Tushla, that the remains had been identified shortly after the official confirmation.  In consultation with other family members, it was decided that the remains would be released from Offutt Air Force Base on July 15, 2021, to the Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson.  The remains would be escorted by the Legion Riders and family members from Omaha to Atkinson for visitation and a vigil service on Friday, July 16, 2021, and a 10:00 AM Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, July 17, 2021.  Burial of the remains of Louis James Tushla would be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Atkinson, next to his parents, Peter and Susanna.    RIP Sailor.
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Wiiliam D "Doug" Long
5. Wiiliam D "Doug" Long  (July 11,  2021)
WAYNE "DOUG"'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
A Celebration of Life for Wayne “Doug” Long, age 74, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the Elk Lodge in Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1644, American Legion Post 16, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.
Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk is in charge of arrangements.
Doug died Saturday, May 1, 2021, at his home.
Wayne “Doug” Long son of Wayne C. and Blanche G. (Selders) Long was born April 6, 1947, in Norfolk, Nebraska. He attended Norfolk High School in Norfolk. Doug was married to Betty Henderson in Yankton, South Dakota.
Doug was a member of the VFW in Norfolk. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in October 1967 and served until January 1970.  He served in Vietnam where he was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded by an exploding mine.
Doug enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and was known to indulge in a few alcoholic beverages.
Doug is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Michael and Joseph; daughter, Jessica; sister, Cindy Halsey; brothers, Larry and Dennis of Norfolk, and Bill and his wife Diane of Wayne; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randy; sister, Sherri; and three daughters, Susie, Michelle, and Jennifer.  RIP Soldier
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Chris Batenhorst US Army
6. Chris Batenhorst US Army  (July 9, 2021)
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Christopher “Chris” Batenhorst, 97 years old, of West Point, NE will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point, NE with Fr. Matt Niggemeyer as celebrant. Interment with Military Honors will be held in the St. Michael's Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, NE, with a Vigil Service and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:00 p.m.
Chris passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Hillside Villa in West Point, NE on April 23, 2021 with his family by his side. In 1950, he was united in marriage with Dorothy Clausen at St Mary’s Catholic Church and was a devoted husband throughout their 70 -year marriage. Chris was a devout member of the St Mary’ Catholic Church and was a 3rd degree life member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #2272.
He attended Guardian Angels School and graduated from Guardian Angels High School in 1943. Later from 1946 through 1948, Chris was the assistant basketball coach at Guardian Angels.
In July of 1943 he joined the United States Army during World War II serving in the 538th Quartermaster Company. He was stationed in New Caledonia and the Philippines where he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Meritorious Service Unit Plaque. During his time with the military, he was an excellent basketball and baseball player. Chris’s baseball talent resulted in an invitation to try-out with the Chicago White Sox, however he chose to return to family and West Point. Chris was honorably discharged in February of 1946. Until his death he continued to be active in American Legion Post #70 and VFW Post#4912. Chris participated in the Honor Flight to Washington, DC in May 2008.
Chris worked several jobs before settling into the position of Superintendent of Street Department for the City of West Point. Chris retired from the City of West Point in 1986.
Chris had a broad sense of humor and new instinctively when to inject playful teasing or joking into interactions with everyone – whether family, friends, or strangers. He particularly relished repeatedly referring to each of his grandchildren, regardless of gender or actual name, as “George”, then watching and ignoring their protests with an amused twinkle in his eyes.
He was a lifelong master gardener who generously shared his produce and fruit with friends and neighbors. Chris loved playing cards and shooting pool with family and friends. He remained an avid sports fan throughout his life. His grandchildren fondly recall spending afternoons with him watching the Chicago Cubs and various University of Nebraska sports.

Chris is survived by his wife, Dorothy of West Point, NE; children: Michael (Nancy) Batenhorst of Sidney, IA; Daniel (Reiko) Batenhorst of Okinawa, Japan; Randal (Alice) Batenhorst of Raleigh, NC; Mary Batenhorst of Maricopa, AZ, and special friend JoAnn Dankert, Daughter-in-law Chong (Terry) of Roseville, CA. Sisters: Evelyn (Clark) Collins of West Point, NE and Margaret (Larry) Arter of Norfolk, NE; 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.;
Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Elizabeth Batenhorst; son, Terry Batenhorst; brothers: Edward and Bruno Batenhorst; sisters: Gert Wiegert, Mary Anne Tomrdle and Wilma Lane; and granddaughter Naomi Batenhorst.   RIP Soldier
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Madison County Fair 2021
7. Madison County Fair 2021  (July 8, 2021)
ALR invited to Veterans night at the Madison County fair, Madison, Ne
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Charles Swerczek  US Navy
8. Charles Swerczek  US Navy  (July 7, 2021)
CHARLES "CHUCK"'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  US Navy
Charles “Chuck” E. Swerczek, 69, of Lincoln, NE, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, NE.
A Visitation will be held Wednesday morning July 7, 2021, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. with a vigil service at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Mark Tomasiewicz officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, NE with Military Rites conducted by the Dan Cox American Legion Post #44 of Cedar Rapids, U.S. Navy Honor Guard, and the American Legion Riders.
Levander Funeral Home of Cedar Rapids, NE is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles Edward Swerczek, the son of Edward Jacob and Margaret Ann (Zuerlein) Swerczek, was born on May 21, 1952 in Albion, NE. Chuck attended school at rural School District 47 near Cedar Rapids, NE and St. Anthony’s Catholic School, before graduating from Cedar Rapids High School in 1971. Chuck was inducted into the U.S. Navy on January 4, 1972, and was honorably discharged on May 13, 1972, and continued to serve his country as a Naval Reservist.
On October 20, 1973, Chuck was united in marriage to Diane M. Dlugosz at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Omaha, NE. The couple made their home in Lincoln, NE where Chuck worked as a petroleum sales manager for Farmers Cooperative in Dorchester. Chuck was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Lincoln, NE. As is the Swerczek family tradition, music was Chuck’s passion. He loved to play and sing, especially for his grandkids.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 47 years: Diane Swerczek of Lincoln, NE; son: Jason (Jennifer) Swerczek of Garland, NE; daughter: Lynnette (Matthew) Nickell of Lincoln, NE; 10 grandchildren: Jake, Julia, James, Charlie, Cheyanne, and William Swerczek all of Garland, NE; Lucas, Cooper, Brooklynn, and Molly Nickell all of Lincoln, NE; eight brothers: Donald (Mary) Swerczek of Omaha, NE; Victor Swerczek of Albion, NE; Anthony (Christine) Swerczek of Papillion, NE; Laurence (Lori) Swerczek of Albion, NE; Edwin (Monica) Swerczek of Cedar Rapids, NE: Joseph (Kay) Swerczek of Belgrade, NE; John Swerczek of Cedar Rapids, NE; Lee Alan (Daisy) Swerczek of Hanahan, SC; five sisters: Catherine Longacre of Omaha, NE; Gladys Choyeski of Cedar Rapids, NE; Margaret “Maggie” Knight of Fountain, CO; Teresa (Bob) Pasonault of Columbus, NE; Monica Kavanaugh of Whiting, IA, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Dickie Swerczek; and two sisters: Mary Swerczek and Jean Molt; and sister-in-law Lisa Swerczek.   RIP Sailor
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William Lawrence  US Air Force
9. William Lawrence  US Air Force  (July 6, 2021)
WILLIAM'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  US Air Force
William D. Lawrence, 85, of St. Edward, NE passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at his home in St. Edward, NE.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the United Methodist Church, St. Edward, NE with Rev. Mick Goc officiating.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE with Military Rites conducted by Crosier American Legion Post #226 of St. Edward, NE, the Air Force Funeral Honor Guard, and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at the church.
Miller-Levander Funeral Home in St. Edward, NE is in charge of arrangements.
William Dale Lawrence, the son of Loris Eldred (Shorty) and Pearl Marie (Thayer) Lawrence was born on April 10, 1936, on a farm near Primrose, NE.  He attended country school until the 8th grade.
On December 30, 1954, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force.  While stationed in England he met Ruby Lorna Swain and they were married on March 22, 1958.  The couple had their first daughter Tina while living in England.  Bill was transferred to Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, where they had their children Ruby and Dale. They then moved to Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina before moving to St. Edward, NE.  Bill carried out a 20 year career in the Air Force.  He worked as a Flight Simulator Tech and Radio Repairman.  He then continued in the Civil Service for a few more years.  Following his discharge, he drove truck for Werner Trucking in St. Edward and later owned and operated Gene and Bill’s Repair Shop.  He was very talented and could fix anything.
In his free time Bill enjoyed skeet shooting, fishing and spending time with his family.  In 1958, he helped start an annual 4th of July skeet shoot with relatives and family which still continues.  Bill was always tinkering with things and enjoyed helping repair things for his friends and family.
Bill is survived by his wife Ruby of St. Edward, NE; three children: Ruby (David) Sindelar of St. Edward, NE; Dale (Verna) Lawrence of Ashland, NE; James (Kristen) Lawrence of St. Edward, NE: 17 grandchildren: Trent (Jaime) Sindelar of St. Edward, NE; Travis (Sadie) Sindelar of Genoa, NE; Trevor (Bonnie) Sindelar of Cortland, NE; Lorena Alvarez of California; Logan Lawrence of Genoa, NE; Tyler Anderson of Ashland, NE; William and Eleanor Lawrence of St. Edward, NE; Geno Anaya of Columbus, NE; Jimmy Schumaker of Lincoln, NE: Grace, Cecilia, and Claire Tebor of St. Edward, NE; Lee (Jason) Ackley of Lincoln, NE; Lisa (Robert) Malloy of Bellevue, NE; Mitchell Patzel of Texas; Mariah Bissett, 17 great-grandchildren: Skyelar, Trinity, Triton, Bentley, Brynlee, Savannah, and Archer Sindelar; Kirah and Kaden Ackley; Emma Chandler, Hunter, and Titus Malloy; Olivia Patzel, Harper and Jaxson Bissett; Gage, Autumn, and Willow Gasper; five sisters: Dorothy Galitz, Janet Stultz, and Deloris Buettner of St. Edward, NE; Patricia Lawrence of Estes Park, CO; Bobbi Jo (Terry) Carmen of St. Edward, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Tina Patzel; granddaughter Tiffany Gasper; brothers-in-law: Stanley Stultz, Gene Galitz, and Henry Buettner.  RIP Airman
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LeRoy Herscheid     US Army
10. LeRoy Herscheid     US Army  (April 8, 2014)
NORFOLK — Services for LeRoy Arthur Herscheid will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Winside with military rites being rendered by American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644 and the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary’s with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

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LeRoy Arthur Herscheid was born on May 5, 1926, at the hospital in Wayne, the son of Helena Baker Herscheid and Arthur William Herscheid. His family was a hard-working farm family and resided one mile south of Winside.

He attended Winside Public Schools and graduated in 1943. LeRoy remembers Johnny Carson ushering people at the old Granada Theater. As a child, LeRoy enjoyed basketball, baseball and music. He played the clarinet in band. He especially loved listening to his mom play the piano.

LeRoy was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne.

On Jan. 25, 1951, LeRoy entered the U.S. Army. It was a voluntary term of two years as the required term was 10 months. His base was Camp McCoy in Wisconsin where he assisted with personnel processing.

LeRoy courted Theresa Genieveve Tunink after they met at the Skylon Ballroom in Hartington. They were married on Aug. 17, 1954, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Randolph.

LeRoy and Theresa “re-built” their home in rural Stanton County room by room. Their family was also a hard-working farm family. LeRoy always wanted the best he could provide for the family.

LeRoy was a past member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanton.

He was very proud of his family and their involvement in the Wildcat Calf 4-H Club. He was honored for 60 years in the American Legion in 2013 and he was a life member of the VFW Post 1644 in Norfolk. In 1982, Herscheid Farms received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award presented by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben whose family have owned the same farm for 100 years.

LeRoy enjoyed talking, farming, investing, gambling, playing cards and, most of all, spending time with his family. He was involved in farming, cattle feeding and the Herscheid Insurance Agency. LeRoy was an adjuster and supervisor for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for nine years.

The long-term effects of his farming accident in 1964 caught up with him in later years. He semi-retired at the age of 76. However, he continued to give insight in the farming operation after moving to Norfolk. His physical limitations over the last 12 years were tough for him to accept. But after moving from Norfolk to the Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer, he found himself enjoying learning about the staff, helping them find a “good” car deal, playing cards and served as the Resident Leader.

At the age of 80, LeRoy visited the municipality of Herscheid, Germany, and Paris, France, with Jan and Jerry and Kim.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his father, Arthur; mother, Helena; wife, Theresa; son Gayland; and brother Marv (Bun) Herscheid.

Survivors include daughter and husband, Joan and Bub Johnson, of Lincoln; son and wife Jerry and Kim Herscheid of West Point; daughter and husband Jan and James O’Tool of Glenwood, Iowa; son and wife Jim and Shelly Herscheid of Stanton; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; niece Marlyce Herscheid-Rohde and two great nephews.  RIP Soldier
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Joey L VanMeter   US Army
11. Joey L VanMeter   US Army  (June 25, 2021)
JOEY'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Joey L. VanMeter, 60 of St. Edward, NE died Monday, June 21, 2021 at the Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in St. Edward, NE.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2021 at St. Edward Catholic Church with Rev. Bill L’Heureux officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward with Military Rites conducted by Crosier American Legion Post #226 of St. Edward, NE, Army Funeral Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service.

Miller-Levander Funeral Home of St. Edward, NE is in charge of the arrangements.

Joey Lee VanMeter, son of Ronald and Mathilde “Tillie” VanMeter was born on September 12, 1960 in Albion, NE.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Edward Catholic Church.  Joey attended school and graduated from St. Edward High School in 1979.  He enlisted in the United States Army where he was a motor vehicle operator for 64 Charlie.  Following his honorable discharge in 1982, he returned to St. Edward where he was an over the road truck driver for his father’s company, VM Trucking and ended his trucking career locally with Pillen Family Farms.

During his marriage to Kathleen Donnelly, from 1989-1997, Joe became a father to Joey, Jessi and Jeanie. In his spare time, you would find Joe spending time with his kids, family and friends in grandma’s garage, hanging out and enjoying a few beers. He also enjoyed going 4-wheeling with his son and friends as well as occasionally cruising the countryside with his “Austin puppies”.  Above all, spending time with his grandkids is what he lived for. They were his pride and joy!

Joey is survived by his three children: Joey (Krystal) Donnelly of Genoa, NE; Jessica (Odie) McKown of Albion, NE; Jeanie (Trey) Frauendorfer of Newman Grove, NE; five grandchildren: Janey, Jocelyn, Jacob, Chaysen, and Daxtyn; three brothers: Ralph (Sabine) VanMeter of Badsoden, Germany; Dennis VanMeter of Primrose, NE; Mike VanMeter of St. Edward, NE: and sister Tammy (Gary) Iburg of Belgrade, NE; along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Kim VanMeter.   RIP Soldier
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Keith Christensen  RIP Soldier
12. Keith Christensen  RIP Soldier  (June 17, 2021)
NORFOLK — Memorial services for Keith L. Christensen, 74, Norfolk, were Thursday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Eric Gradberg officiated. Inurnment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644, American Legion Riders and the U.S. Army Honors Guard.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk was in charge of the arrangements.
He died Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
1946-2021
Keith was born on Aug. 27, 1946, in Norfolk to Roy and Luetta (Weinrich) Christensen. He grew up in Pierce and attended school in Pierce, graduating from Pierce High School in 1965. He then attended Norfolk Junior College and graduated with an accounting degree in 1967.
He served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 19, 1966, to Oct. 24, 1967, and served in Vietnam. After his discharge, he moved to Norfolk in 1968.
He married Marcella Pfeifer on April 24, 1969, at the Lindsay Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay. The couple later divorced. He owned and operated his own antique business “Double S Antiques” in Norfolk. He enjoyed collecting antiques, telling stories and spending time with his grandchildren.
Keith was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk and was an Eagles Club member.
Survivors include his son, Mark (Traci) Christensen of Stanton and their daughters, Chantelle (Nick) and Brooke; son Ryan Christensen of Lincoln and his daughters, Hannah and Paige; son Keith (Dawn) Christensen Jr. of Bend, Ore., and their daughter, Kesslea (Taj); son John (Shyla) Christensen of Norfolk and their children, Jayda and Ayden; siblings Beverly Nelson of Washington, Doug Christensen of Pierce, Mike Christensen of Pierce, Bob (Peggy) Christensen of Pierce, Barb Christensen of Lincoln, Kathy Christensen of Osmond and Linda Christensen of York.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Luetta; his brothers-in-law, Jim Nelson and Bob Kalvelage; and sister-in-law Linda Christensen.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
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13. Lyle Wayne Reab  US Army  RIP Soldier  (June 8, 2021)
GILTNER — Graveside services for Lyle Reab, 22, Giltner, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Lerton Cemetery, located a half-mile south of Giltner. Military honors will be conducted by the Nebraska Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team, Lester S. Harter Post 42 and the American Legion Riders. Army Zach Brueningsen will officiate.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Private family visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday before the service at the cemetery.
Reab was reported missing from action during battle near Vossenack, Germany, on Nov. 9, 1944.
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Following the graveside service, a gathering of friends and family will take place at the Giltner Community Center, 4021 N. Commercial Ave.
Lyle Wayne Reab, the son of Willis Harry and Daisy (Croxen) Reab, was born at Phillips on Nov. 9, 1921, and was reported missing from action on Nov. 9, 1944.
Lyle graduated from Giltner High School in 1939. He then helped his father with the trucking business.
Lyle entered the U.S. Army on June 28, 1942, and was reported missing on Nov. 9, 1944, near the city of Vossenack, Germany, at the age of 22. Unidentified remains were recovered from a foxhole on the southeastern end of Vossenack in March 1948. The remains, which had been buried as an unknown soldier in Ardennes American Cemetery in 1949, were disinterred in June 2018 and sent to the DPAA laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base for identification. The remains of Army Private Lyle W. Reab were identified on Feb. 24th of this year.
Lyle was an only child and his parents have both passed away; Harry in 1973 and Daisy in 1988.
Lyle is survived by many cousins and extended family. Dale Croxen from Tilden is the oldest living relative.
Memorials are suggested to the family to designate at a future date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
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14. Jack Leifeld  US Army  (June 10, 2021)
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U.S. Veteran  
Jack Leifeld, 92 of Albion, NE passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Boone County Health Center, Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 10, 2021 at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE with Fr. James Heithoff and Deacon James Schindel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736 of Albion, NE, the Army Funeral Honor Guard and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7 p.m. wake service.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of the arrangements.
John Bernard Leifeld, twin son of John Henry and Mary Anna (Reiselman) Leifeld, was born August 20, 1928, at the family home in Petersburg, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg and attended St. John’s Catholic School through the 10th grade. He began farming with his uncle Frank Leifeld until entering the United States Army at the end of World War II on September 30, 1946. He served overseas as a dragline operator in Okinawa, Japan before being honorably discharged on March 2, 1948.He returned to Petersburg where he resumed farming.
Jack was united in marriage to Elaine Elizabeth Scholl on August 19, 1952 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE. After marrying, the couple farmed northeast of Albion until buying a farm north of Albion in 1972. They farmed and raised livestock until moving into Albion in 1997 and retiring in 1998.
Jack and Elaine joined St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion in 1952, where Jack served several terms on the Parish Council, and served as head usher for, and lined up ushers for funerals for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, holding the title of official coffee maker at the yearly fish fry’s. He was also a member of VFW Post #736 in Albion. He was a regular for coffee at Bob’s Bar (the office), and later White Star in Albion. Jack had a talent for welding, which he enjoyed doing until receiving a pacemaker, which would no longer allow him to do so. He enjoyed fishing, and traveling with Elaine, especially their trips to Alaska and Nova Scotia. He always loved visiting with his neighbors, and in his later years sitting on the front porch visiting with them. Going for drives was one of his favorite past-times. It was important for him to check his farm and make his rounds past his nephews’ farms to make sure they were doing it right.
He is survived by five children: Donna (Bob) Werner of Columbus; Jerry (Cindy) Leifeld of Albion; Connie (James) Schindel of Petersburg; Mark Leifeld (Gina Wright) of Norfolk: Ruth (Rick) Molt of Albion; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law Marvin Atteberry of Treynor, IA; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; wife Elaine in 2007; daughter: Kathy Palmer; twin brother Henry in infancy; a second brother: Lawrence Leifeld; two sisters: Dorothy Leifeld and Marge Atteberry.           RIP Soldier
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15. Marvin Stueckrath  US Army  RIP Soldier  (June 8, 2021)
NORFOLK — Services for Marvin R. Stueckrath, 78, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 4, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Private burial will be at a later date. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 16, V.F.W. Post 1644, American Legion Riders and the U.S. Army Honors Guard.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel in Norfolk.
He died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at his residence.
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Marvin Ray Stueckrath was born on June 29, 1942, in Randolph, to Oscar and Lillie (Herman) Stueckrath. He attended grade school at Randolph Public Schools and graduated from Randolph High School in 1961.
Marvin served in the U.S. Army from April 17, 1964, to Jan. 13, 1967. He served his basic training in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. He was discharged on hardship to help his mother on the farm after his father’s passing.
He married Debbie Granfield on May 24, 1980, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Randolph.
Throughout Marvin’s life, he lived in Carroll, Neligh, Hoskins and Norfolk. He worked as a farmer, irrigation repair, welder, bar owner, a torch operator, worked at Norfolk Iron & Metal until he retired and then he helped at Marathon Press.
Marvin enjoyed Nebraska football, baseball, softball, spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren, and spending his mornings playing cards in Hoskins. He could always figure out how to make something with iron or wood and would work on it until he figured it out. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoskins and American Legion Post 16 of Norfolk.
Survivors include his spouse, Debbie Stueckrath; children Melissa (Rich) Nelson, Merinda (David) Kahle, Marcus (Trecia) Stueckrath and Nicole (Brian) Geertsema; grandchildren Jessica Rodgers, Blake Buchanan, Skye Nelson, Tapainga Kahle, Tori Ference, Lillian Stueckrath, Lucas Stueckrath and Raelyn Stueckrath; great-grandchildren Amauri Rodgers and Adreya Rodgers; sister Eileen “Fuzz” (Dennis) Kucera;  mother-in-law Lynette Granfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Marty Jo Stueckrath; granddaughter Baby Nelson; parents Oscar and Lillie Stueckrath; sisters Shirley Stueckrath and Naoma (Donral) Schulz; brother Duane (Margaret) Stueckrath; father-in-law Dwayne Granfield; and sister-in-law Shelly Jaeger.
Casketbearers will be Dan Thayer, Otto Beltz, Scotty Paulsen, Dave Bogue, Doug Kucera and Doug Jaeger.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the family for a later designation.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
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17. Adrian Tworek  (May 25, 2021)
Adrian Tworek   RIP Soldier
March 29, 1946 – May 21, 2021
Adrian Tworek, age 75, of Columbus, died Friday, May 21, 2021 in Lincoln.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at St. Isidore Catholic Church. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Monday at St. Isidore Catholic Church. There was a 7 p.m. vigil service Monday at the St. Isidore Catholic Church. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Interment with military honors by American Legion Hartman Post #84 Honor Guard will be in the All Saints Cemetery.
Adrian was born March 29, 1946, in Osceola, Nebraska, to Michael J. and Cecelia K. (Stankoski) Tworek. He received his early education in various locations, including Rollag, Minnesota, as his family moved. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1963. Adrian served overseas in Vietnam with the United States Army from 1966-1967. He served in the HQCO unit; 70th Combat Engineers.
He married Jane Sueper on Oct. 17, 1986, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. Adrian worked at CAMACO for 46 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church, Disabled American Veterans, VFW Post #3704 and participated in Vietnam War Reunions.
Adrian is survived by his wife, Jane Tworek of Columbus; daughter, Jamie (Kade) Mohrman of Lincoln; grandchildren, Olivia and one expected in November; brother, Michael C. Tworek of Columbus, Nebraska; sister, Patricia A. White of Beatrice, Nebraska; mother-in-law, Florene Mausbach of Columbus; along with his extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael J. and Cecelia K. Tworek; daughter, Renae Tworek; sister-in-law, Elaine Tworek; and father-in-law, Ralph Mausbach.
Condolences may be directed to www.mckownfuneralhome.com.
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19. Stapelman, Dennis    US Army  (May 2,  2021)
MILFORD — A celebration of life for Dennis R. Stapelman, 70, Milford, formerly of Belden, will be in May at the Milford United Methodist Church.
He died Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Seward.
Lauber Funeral and Cremation Service of Milford is in charge of the arrangements.
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He will be laid to rest at the Belden Cemetery with military honors in the family plot.
Dennis Ray Stapelman was born Oct. 31, 1950, to Clarence “Bud” and Alice “Joyce” (Young) Stapelman, the fourth of five children.
Dennis was baptized and confirmed in the Union Presbyterian Church in Belden. As a young boy, he attended Country School District 37 and later went to Belden Public School before graduating from Randolph High School with the class of 1969.
Dennis enlisted into the Army Reserves in Norfolk and served for eight years. He furthered his education by enrolling in the building construction program at Southeast Community College in Milford.
Afterward, he worked as a maintenance carpenter for the college for over 20 years.
Survivors include his brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron and Sharlene Stapelman of Belden, Gary and Debra Stapelman of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a twin sister and brother-in-law, Dianne and Meryl Loseke of Badger, Iowa; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and a sister, Deborah Stapelman.
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20. Virgil Bayne  US Army  (May 1, 2021)
COLERIDGE — Services for Virgil M. Bayne, 95, Coleridge, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge. The Rev. Russ Lambert will officiate with burial in Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge. Military rites will be conducted by Coleridge American Legion Post 114.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church.
He died Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the Embers Assisted Living in Coleridge.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.
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Virgil Marion was born on a farm west of Coleridge on Sunday, Feb. 28, 1926, to Marion J. and Emma (Rath) Bayne. He was baptized and confirmed into the Immanuel Lutheran faith as a child. Virgil attended the Pearl Creek School and then graduated from Coleridge High School in 1944.
Virgil entered the U.S. Army and served from 1945 to 1947. After being honorably discharged, he moved home and married Velda Grace Dooley on Dec. 14, 1947, in Coleridge. To this union, five children were born: Virgil Jr., Randall, Marilyn, Sheryl and Sharon.
Virgil and Velda farmed several farm places in the Coleridge area before settling into town on Jan. 1, 1975. Virgil worked for the Coleridge Elevator for 25 years and for the Coleridge Dehy Plant for nine years. In between jobs, he still dedicated himself to helping Gene and Jon Milander with spring field work and fall harvest for 24 years.
For 14 years, he loved working for the Coleridge Community Schools as a bus driver. He enjoyed taking the kids to their school activities. Virgil had a love of the land in his heart all his life even after his own farm sale. He continued to help farmers in the area for many years until the age of 90.
One of Virgil’s proudest moments was working on the Coleridge Veterans Memorial Wall. He spent countless hours selling bricks and collecting donations, which totaled over half of the cost of the wall.
Virgil is survived by his daughter, Marilyn (Kenneth) Jacob of Bloomfield and their three daughters (granddaughters) Julie (Robert) Osborne of Norfolk, Angela (Daniel) Wamberg of Wausa and Alisa Johnson of Indianapolis, Ind.; nine great-grandchildren, Chase (Shanae) Brooklyn and Kaylee Osborne, all of Norfolk, Dillon, Dawson and Alexa Wamberg, all of Wausa, Brady (fiance Madison) Caleb, and Chloe Johnson, all of Indianapolis; a brother, Lowell Bayne of Norfolk; a sister-in-law, Dorothy (Bill) Hintz of Waseca, Minn.; brothers-in-law Dale (Judy) Dooley of Yankton and Larry (Bonnie) Dooley of Yankton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Emma Bayne; spouse Velda on Sept. 4, 2010, at age 82; children Virgil Jr., Randall, and infant daughters Sheryl and Sharon; sisters Vivian (Donald) Ropte and Dorothy (Donald) Anderson; sister-in-law Beverly Bayne; and parents-in-law Ted (Jessie) Dooley.
Pallbearers will be Dillon Wamberg, Dawson Wamberg, Alexa Wamberg, Chase Osborne, Brooklyn Osborne, Kaylee Osborne, Brady Johnson, Caleb Johnson and Chloe Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Ropte, Ron Ropte, Rod Anderson, Douglas Bayne, Terry Bayne, Terry Rhode, Dale Engelman and Jeff Wolfe.   RIP Soldier
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21. Richard Bierman  USN  (April 28, 2021)
Richard L. Bierman  USN
January 24, 1925 ~ April 23, 2021 (age 96)   
Funeral Services for Richard L. Bierman, age 96, of Neligh, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek.  Reverend Joseph Leech will officiate.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 75, and the American Legion Riders.  Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday at the church.  The service will be live streamed on the Home for Funerals website.  Steffen Mortuary in Battle Creek is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Arbor Care Center in Neligh, Nebraska.
Richard was the son of Leo and Alda (Wehrer) Bierman.  He was born on January 24, 1925, on the family farm where he lived his entire life before moving into Battle Creek.
He was baptized and confirmed in Battle Creek at St. John Lutheran Church.  He attended District #14 rural school for eight years and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1941.  He was drafted during World War II in January, 1945, and served in the Navy until July, 1946.  He served on USS Isherwood Destroyer for 15 months during that time.
He married Evelyn Tarpeng in June, 1949.  They lived on the family farm.  Evelyn passed away in May, 1978.
Richard married Ruth E. Tegeler in 1981.  They moved into Battle Creek when they retired in 1992.  Ruth passed away in January, 2021.
Richard was an active member in his church, serving as an elder, trustee, usher, and counting board member, among other services.  He was a member of Legion Post 75 in Battle Creek, and served in the capacity of Vice President for the Madison County Feeders Association.  He was also a charter member of the Evergreen Golf Course.  Richard was an avid farmer and livestock producer.
Richard was a hard worker all his life.  In retirement, Ruth introduced him to numerous adventures. They enjoyed traveling with family and friends, playing cards, golfing, fishing, and square dancing. He was an ardent supporter of his grandchildren and great grandchildren attending many of their activities.
He is survived by two step children; Carol (Steve) Jessen and Tom and wife Judy Tegeler, four cousins; Ken Bierman, Wayne Wehrer, Jeanie Emry, Art Bierman; seven grandchildren, many great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his father; Leo, mother; Alda, first wife; Evelyn, second wife; Ruth, step son-in-law; Steve Jessen and grandson; Kent Tegeler. Deceased aunts and uncles are Jesse (Louise) Wehrer, Paul (Myrtice) Bierman, Myrtice (Paul) Bierman as well as 13 other Bierman aunts and uncles. Cousins include; Gerald, Gene, Louis Bierman and Helen Wehrer and extended family.   RIP Sailor
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22. Clifford T Harris   USN  (April 22-23, 2021)
Obituary for Clifford T. Harris  USN
Clifford Talmadge Harris, 65 years of age, was born on January 17, 1956 in Wichita, Kansas. He spent his youth in the town of Ainsworth, Nebraska and enjoyed everything the Sandhills had to offer a young man. Cliff passed away peacefully in Norfolk, Nebraska on April 16, 2021 at 5:58 am with his two children by his side.
Cliff sacrificed much of his life to provide for and develop what gave him extreme pride: his two accomplished children. His son, Stephen Paul Harris, is a Chief Hospital Corpsman of the US Navy and his daughter, Leah Marie Harris-Anderson, is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – no father could be prouder than Cliff. Because of Cliff’s direction, insight, and love, his children have been able to carry on his traits of being hardworking, compassionate, reliable, and fair. Cliff’s joy could be found in his two generously sweet and very skilled certified service dogs: Larrabee who is retired from guide service and Nate who, at the time of Cliff’s death, was his active seeing-eye guide. Cliff is also survived by his grandsons Ethan Hugh Harris and Leland Paul Harris, older sister Sheila Harris, younger sister Tamara Omer, and his “adoptive” siblings Patricia Jones and David Kackmeister. He is preceded in death by his father Hugh Harris, mother Nadine Harris, and older brother James Harris.
Cliff enlisted in the Navy in 1976 and honorably served our country as an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate. It would be hard to find a sailor in any period of our nation’s history that shared the same energetic enthusiasm to work and lead as ABE1 Harris. Despite being medically retired from naval service in 1983, Cliff’s pride in being a member of the world’s finest Navy never weakened. After Cliff’s military service, he began his career with the US Postal Service in San Diego, California. By the time he retired in 2005, he had advanced his way up to being Plant Manager of Norfolk’s US Postal Plant. Cliff’s leadership and work ethic led to the Norfolk plant receiving awards for being the most productive postal plant of its size in the region.
Cliff thoroughly enjoyed being an avid outdoorsman, finding every opportunity to fish or hunt. His vision started to slowly decline in 1995, but he always found time to have outdoor adventures with family and friends. When Cliff wasn’t harvesting the meat for his meal, you could find him working in his yard and vegetable garden. As a self-proclaimed Michelin Star-quality chef, he enjoyed improvising cooking recipes that always seemed to turn out in his favor and fueled his end of family debates on whose dish was “the best.” His visual impairment motivated him to promote public awareness and education about blind people in the Norfolk community. He supported his community involvement by serving with the Norfolk Lions Club, as a member of the Christ Lutheran congregation, and by aligning himself with individuals who shared his vision in helping other blind Americans.
Cliff endured many hardships in life, but his strong will and determination allowed him to persevere. His example provided his children with a framework for strength and success and inspired many people to improvise, adapt, and overcome their own situations. He touched many lives and he will be sorely missed.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with Pastor Mike Moreno officiating at the service. Interment followed in the East Park Cemetery in Ainsworth. Military honors were conducted by Ainsworth American Legion Post #79. Casket Bearers were: Stephen Harris, Ethan Harris, Derek Anderson, Tyler Yagow, Herb Swan, David Kackmeister, Pat Lentz, Max Kucera and Bernie Wyant. Memorials were suggested to the Norfolk Lions Club or to Guide Dogs for the Blind in Cliff's name.
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23. Francis J Keil  USN  (April 19, 2021)
NORFOLK — Services for Francis J. Keil, 90, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, at Grace Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Revs. Ray Wilke and Chris Asbury will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.   1930-2021
Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644, Nebraska American Legion Riders and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.
He died Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
Memorials may be made to Orphan Grain Train or Lutheran High Northeast.
The service will be livestreamed on the Stonacek Funeral Chapel Facebook page.
Francis was born in Neligh on July 6, 1930, to Frank and Marie (Stoner) Keil. He graduated from Neligh High School in 1948 and received a football scholarship to Norfolk Junior College. On April 5, 2002, his college football team was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Northeast Community College.
On Jan. 25, 1949, Francis enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS John R. Pierce. He was discharged on Jan. 24, 1950, remaining in the Reserves.
On Jan. 6, 1952, Francis married Janet Sanne at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilden. On Feb. 15, 1952, he was called back into active duty due to the Korean War and served aboard the USS Ozbourn until Oct. 9, 1953.
Francis worked for Kaneb Pipeline for 32 years. In 1962, Kaneb sent Francis to England to help set up a gas pipeline for Exxon.
Francis enjoyed refurbishing antique furniture, sports and playing cards. After his retirement, he helped build Habitat for Humanity homes and volunteered at Orphan Grain Train.
Francis had been a member of Grace Lutheran Church for 68 years and a member of the Koinonia Club and was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion.
Francis resided at the Veterans Home for the past three years.
Francis is survived by his spouse, Janet Keil of Norfolk; children Debbie Johansson of Mexico and Brad Keil of Arizona; grandsons Mitchell (Taylor) Keil, Parker (Chelsea) Keil, Evan Keil; great-grandson Cash Keil, and extended family, Jeff and Karen Peterson, all of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and a son-in-law, Paul Johansson.
Organist will be Steve Reinke, and the soloist will be Mike Sullivan. Casketbearers will be Terry Baumann, Ray Wilke Jr., Paul Warneke, Tim Ferguson, Maynard Lee and Bob Herian.   RIP Sailor
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24. William "Bill" Hotchkiss  USN  (April 16, 2021)
William “Bill” Ray Hotchkiss age 79 of Wausa, Nebraska died on Friday, April 9, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral Services will be on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington with the Rev. Amanda Talley officiating. Burial will be at the Hartington City Cemetery in Hartington, NE with military rites by the Hartington VFW Post #5283. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to services.  Face masks are suggested for the visitation and the funeral.

Pallbearers will be John Brandow, Donald Jorgensen, Josh Jorgensen, Anthony Gauthier, Adam Wortmann, and Michael Brandow.

William was born on February 27, 1942 in Riverside, CA to Charles Gardner and Elizabeth Hazel (Hammock) Hotchkiss.  He grew up in California and graduated from Coachella Valley Union High School in 1960 in Coachella, CA.  Upon graduating, William joined the U. S. Navy and served five years during the Vietnam War from 11/10/1960 – 2/12/1965.  William married Patricia J. Ballard on December 10, 1965 in Indio, CA. William worked for GTE – General Telephone Electronics as a Senior Traffic Engineer for over 33 years.  This company then became Verizon.  While in California, Bill was a volunteer fire fighter for the city of La Quinta and became the Assistant Fire Chief.  He enjoyed camping, annual family vacations, being involved in his children’s sports and music activities as they grew up, Boy Scouts, fishing, water skiing. Bill was a water polo player in high school.  William also played the trumpet for many years.  After his wife, Patricia, died in 2006 he moved to Nebraska in 2007 to be closer to his daughter Christine. Bill also “learned” to love Husker Football with his son-in-law, John, while living in Nebraska.

William is survived by his son Lawrence W. Hotchkiss of Manheim, PA; daughter Christine (John) Brandow of Hartington; six grandchildren Anthony Gauthier, Zachary Mitchell, Jessica (Brandow) Fischer, Katelyn Brandow, Chavonne Hotchkiss, and Michael Brandow; two great grandchildren Reggan Fischer and Charlotte Wortmann; two brothers Richard Hotchkiss of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Laurence Hotchkiss of Sun City, CA.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elizabeth Hotchkiss, and his wife, Patricia.   RIP Sailor
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25. David George Otte   USAF  (April 8, 2021)
David George Otte ,72 years, of Linwood, NE passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family after succumbing to cancer.
Dave was born December 14, 1948 in Fremont, NE to Mervin & Esther (Hansen) Otte.
He grew up west of Morse Bluff, NE on the farm and was a 1967 graduate of North Bend High School. Dave graduated from Wayne State College with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. On October 29, 1971 he enlisted with the United States Air Force serving until October 13, 1975 being stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE and then Incirlik Air Base in Adana, Turkey, where he took his wife and 2 young children.
Dave married his high school sweetheart, Lois Meier on December 27, 1971 and to this union 2 children were born, Wendi (Otte) Emanuel and Matthew Otte. After their time in the Air Force, they returned to Linwood to farm with Dave’s dad and brother, Rollie Otte. Dave took a position as a rural mail carrier out of Linwood in 1976 and retired in 2010, after 34 years of service.
Dave enjoyed many hobbies, with aviation being one of his favorites. After obtaining his private pilot’s license in 1985, he was fortunate enough to enter into a long partnership on a private plane. His true passion was his family, which included his 7 grandchildren. Dave did not hesitate to be a part of their lives and attend whatever activities of theirs he could. Travel was a big part of Dave and Lois’ life. They took many trips and really enjoyed their yearly vacations with the whole family.
Dave believed in his community and being involved. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge, #119, Order of Eastern Star Ruth Chapter, all of North Bend, NE, and the American Legion Post #340 in Morse Bluff, NE, where he held multiple offices in these organizations. He was also a member of the AmVets, American Legion Riders, and the Tangier Shriners.
Dave is survived by his beloved wife, Lois of Linwood; children, Wendi (Ron) Emanuel of North Bend and Matt (Ranell) Otte of O’Neill, NE; and 7 grandchildren, Ethan and Marcus Emanuel, and William, Emma, Anna, Alex, and Laura Otte; brother, Rollie (Mary Ann) Otte of Morse Bluff; sisters, Diane Powers of Omaha and Carol (George) Zwickel of Shenandoah, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Karen Scott and brother-in-law, Edward Scott.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the United Presbyterian Church in North Bend, NE. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. with a Masonic Service starting at 7:30 P.M. at the church. Pastor Michael Hill will officiate. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in North Bend following the service.
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26. Donald R Siedschlag   US Army  (April 7, 2018)
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NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Donald R. Siedschlag, 91, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Christ Lutheran Church, Norfolk, with Reverend Mike Moreno officiating. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. Post #1644, American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard. Donald died Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Norfolk Veterans Home. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Donald R. Siedschlag was born March 24, 1930, in rural Stanton, the son of Robert and Lydia (Hartwig) Siedschlag. He attended country School District 81 and Christ Lutheran School in Norfolk. He served in the U.S. Army from March 28, 1952, to March 5, 1954, as a switchboard operator in the Korean War. He married Yvonne Brogren on June 4, 1958, at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. They lived in Norfolk for some time before moving out onto the family farm. In 1978, they owned and operated E-Z Carwash on Omaha Avenue in Norfolk, where they worked until selling the business in 1998. Donald enjoyed dancing, traveling, going on fishing trips and playing cards. After Yvonne’s passing in July 2000, Donald met a dear friend, Charlene Patton. The two spent their retirement years traveling together to Texas in the winter time. They also enjoyed dancing, playing cards and going camping up in Brainerd, Minn., at her family cabin. He was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk and also confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in 1943, where he had since been a lifelong member. He was also a member of the Norfolk VFW Post 1644 and American Legion Post 16. Survivors include his children, Kevin (Julie) Siedschlag of Pierce, Kendal (Charlene) Siedschlag of Norfolk and Konnie (Jeff) Beutler of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Gary) Uttecht of Madison; and a sister-in-law, Lois (Den) Bowers of Winside. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lydia; his spouse, Yvonne; and dear friend, Charlene Patton. Congregational hymns will be “Just As I Am,” “How Great Thou Art” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” Casketbearers will be Jacob Siedschlag, Derek Siedschlag, Darrell Uttecht, Barry Bowers, Brian Bowers and Brad Roberts. Honorary casketbearers will be Morgan Siedschlag, Madison Siedschlag, Kayla Ellis, Karisa Roberts, Kinzie Beutler Lane, Kyler, Kayson and Rhya. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
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27. Lawrence "Larry Borer  US Army  (April6, 2021)
ELGIN — Services for Lawrence “Larry” J. Borer, 81, Norfolk, formerly of Elgin, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with the Rev. John Hagemann officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Petersburg, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin, and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with a 7 p.m. wake service. A recording of Larry’s service will be available to be viewed on his obituary page at www.levanderfuneralhome.com. Masks are requested to be worn at both the visitation and funeral service.
He died on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
Lawrence “Larry” James Borer, the youngest son of Joseph and Antonette (Beierman) Borer, was born Aug. 12, 1939, at Albion. Larry attended school through the eighth grade at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Petersburg. Larry then began farming and shocking grain for his brothers. Larry was inducted into the U.S. Army on Nov. 4, 1958, and served until his honorable discharge on Oct. 18, 1960. Following his military service, Larry worked at Behlen Manufacturing in Columbus to support his farming habit.
Larry was united in marriage to Helen Ann Ketteler at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg on Sept. 12, 1961. The couple farmed and raised their family in the Petersburg area. In 1985, Larry and Helen moved to Elgin. Larry then worked at the local Co-Op, now known as Central Valley Ag and later for Pillen Family Farms.
Larry was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg and later St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and was very involved in the starting of the Elgin Pope John Booster Club. Larry enjoyed many sports including: bowling, softball, Professional Bull Riding and horse racing. He and Helen also enjoyed organizing family reunions for both sides of the family. Most of all, Larry enjoyed being with family and socializing. He was never too busy to visit with someone.
Larry is survived by four children: Jeff (Val) Borer of Norfolk; Brian (Donna) Borer of Lawton, Okla.; Jolene (Matt) Weinandt of Wynot; Les (Rachelle) Borer of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; two brothers-in-law: Henry (Marilyn) Ketteler of Petersburg; Jim (Rosemary) Ketteler of Atkinson; sister-in-law: Carol Borer of Auburn, Ind.; as well as nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Helen in March of 2020; brothers: Vic (Ann) Borer; Dennis (Mildred) Borer; Roman (Willa) Borer; Gerald Borer; Joe Borer; sisters: Rita (Jim) Daly; Sally (Al) Hagemann; June (Bud) Simons; Claire (husbands Stanley Simons and Mel Pelster) Pelster; and Bernadine (Lawrence) Spieker.
Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences by be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com  RIP Soldier
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28. Wedekind, Glenn  AS Army/Army AF  (April 3, 2021)
Glenn Albert Eugene Wedekind  US Army/US Army Air Force
September 2, 1926 ~ March 30, 2021 (age 94)
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Funeral services for Glenn A. Wedekind, 94, of Madison, will be Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison.  Susan Urbanec, PMA and Reverend Cliff Branson will officiate. The visitation will be Friday, April 2, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Resseguie Funeral Home in Madison. The burial with military honors will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Madison. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 35, VFW Post 5763, Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, and the American Legion Riders.  Services will be livestreamed on the Home for Funerals website. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Glenn passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at his home.
Glenn was born September 2, 1926, to Henry and Maybel (Nelson) Wedekind on a farm near Newman Grove. Glenn went to District 55 School until 8th grade. He then attended high school, graduating at age 17, from Newman Grove High School in 1943. He studied agriculture for two years at the University of Nebraska. At age 18, he was drafted into the army for World War II, but due to a mild medical condition he could not be a foot soldier.  He still wanted to serve his country so he went to California to serve where he could. While living in LA, he worked at Landendorf Bakery until his birth certificate arrived in the mail. He was then able to help build Army Aircraft in California. He then entered the U.S. Army Air Force and enlisted for 3 years, where he trained to be part of the Invasion of Japan until the atomic bombs were dropped and World War II ended. When his military service finished, he returned to Nebraska to farm. He was involved in Rural Youth where he met and later married Marjorie L. Krueger on October 20, 1955, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison. They made their first home in Central City, Nebraska. In 1965, they moved their family of 4 children to Madison. Glenn loved farming the family farm near Humphrey, Central City, and Missouri, owning a Texaco Gas Station in Central City, Nebraska, selling Prairie Valley Seed Corn, being a sales representative for Koyker Manufacturing, and buying and selling farm equipment as Wedekind Ag Sales. He was blessed with 48 years of marriage to Marjorie. His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the love of his life. Glenn married Audrey Fuchs in 2007 after Margie’s passing in 2003. They enjoyed 13 years of marriage.
The most important thing to Glenn was his family and accepting Jesus as his Savior. He wanted others to know that they could have the assurance of heaven because of Jesus’ death on the cross for them. Jesus wiped the slate of our sin clean and gives us new life when we place our trust in Him alone.  Glenn knew that after his death he was bound for Heaven and wanted others to know they don’t have to hope. They can know they are going to heaven if they give their life to Jesus.
He is survived by daughters, Eloise (Robert) Myers of Plainview, NE, Glenda (Guy) Robinson of Apple Valley, CA, Heidi (Nathan) Rast of Newman Grove, NE; wife, Audrey Fuchs of Omaha, NE; sister, Wanda Kreitman of Chadron, NE; brother, Don (Laura Jo) Wedekind of Louisville, NE; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Glenn is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie; in-laws, Paul, Homer, and Mayme; grandson, Michael John Myers; siblings, infant twins at birth; and son, Matthew.
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29. Lee R Smith  US Marines  (April 2, 2021)
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NORFOLK — Memorial service for Lee R. Smith, 70, of Pierce, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Rev. Gordon Bruce officiating. Inurnment will be held at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. Post #1644, United States Marine Corps Honor Guard, and the American Legion Riders. Lee died Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Lee was born on February 11, 1951 in Lamar, Colorado to Wesley Harold and Dora Mae (Moreland) Smith. He attended grade school in Lamar, Colorado and graduated from Lamar High School.
After high school, Lee enlisted in the United States Marines Corps. He served from March 15, 1971 to March 14, 1975 and was a parachute rigger during Vietnam.
After his honorable discharge, he began driving truck out of Texas and continued driving truck his whole life. In 1998 Lee retired after he suffered a heart attack. Lee moved to Pierce in 2003. He married Diane Acklie on October 21, 2014 at the Gilman Park in Pierce. He enjoyed his dogs, camping, woodworking, working on his cars, going to shows, and spending time with his stepson Eric and stepdaughter-in-law Nicki.
Lee was a member of the Norfolk V.F.W.
Survivors include his spouse Diane Acklie-Smith of Pierce, stepson Eric (Nicki) Acklie of Norfolk, sisters Bessie Schale, and Bertha Marriott. He was preceded in death by his parents Wesley and Dora, brothers Junior and Harold, sisters Katie and Irene.
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30. Ronald E Aschoff  US Navy  (March 29, 2021)
Ronald E Aschoff   US Navy
January 04, 1937 - March 18, 2021
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Funeral Services for Ronald Aschoff age 84 of Osmond will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 29th at the St. Mary's Catholic church in Osmond. Visitation will be Sunday March 28th from 4-7 P.M. with Rosary at 7 P.M. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Osmond. Burial will be in the St, Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Osmond. Military Honors will be conducted. Ron Passed away March 18, 2021 in Norfolk, Nebraska. Ashburn Funeral Home in Osmond is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald E. Aschoff, 84, of Osmond, was born on a farm north of town on January 4, 1937 to Henry and Leona (Guenther) Aschoff.  He died on March 18 in the Norfolk Veterans’ Home.  He graduated from St. Mary’s School in 1950 and Osmond Community High School in 1954.  He joined the US Naval Seabees after graduating high school and served three tours overseas.  He helped with the construction of the bases in Morocco and the Bahamas.  He was discharged in 1957.  He graduated from Wayne State in 1963 with a Business degree.  He owned and operated the A-Mart in Osmond from 1963 to 1969.  He married Edith Pokorny of Atkinson on May 18, 1968.  After selling the A-Mart, he began milking and farming in the Osmond area.  Upon getting out of farming in the early 1980’s, Ron worked for various business in Osmond.  He worked for Manzer Custom Farming, Petersen & Son, Osmond Lockers, Borst Construction, Big John’s, and Nebraska Meat Processors to name a few.  Ron was extremely active in community affairs.  He served on the Osmond Board of Education for 8 years.  He was a founding Board of Directors member of the Northeast Technical Community College its first 11 years of existence.  He served on the Osmond Community Corporation and the Osmond Community Club.  He was a CCD teacher, a baseball coach, and a volunteer fireman.  Ron had given over 16 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross in his lifetime. He was a lifetime member and served as an Usher and Bell Ringer at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Ron was a mainstay of the Osmond American Legion Post 326.  He served as commander, adjutant, bugler, and chaplain of both the local post and at the state level.  He is a charter member of VFW Post 7838.  One of his pride and joys was the Memorial Day service with a perfectly placed white cross for every member of the Osmond Community that had served this country and passed away.  Ron also believed that a community needed to make a good first impression, so he took it upon himself to mow, clean, and maintain most of the city owned and public rite of ways along the entrances to the community.  He was instrumental in the memorial flags and military statues that the town so proudly displays.  He received Osmond Citizen of the Year in 2004.  He also received an Outstanding Service Award from the Sons of American Legion in 2015.
He is survived by his 7 children: Henry (Gloria) Aschoff of Norfolk, Molly Aschoff of Norfolk, Walter (Michele) Aschoff of Osmond, Benjamin (Christy) Aschoff of Osmond, Ruth (Dillon) Bloedorn of Wisner, Frank Aschoff of Osmond, Mary (Tim) Nissen of Hartington, as well as 16 Grandchildren, and 1 Great-grandchild and soon to be another; the Mother of his children, Edith (Pokorny) Aschoff of Osmond; sister Barbaralee Hansen of Renner, SD, brothers Gerald (Kay) Aschoff of Madison, Darrell (Carol) Thelen of Norfolk, Steve (Bev) Thelen of Osmond and sister-in-law Glenda Aschoff of Norfolk.
He was preceded in death by his infant son Fredrich, his parents, his siblings and their spouses: Mercedes and Bill Usey, Angie Aschoff, Rose Ann and Patrick Ryan, Elsie and Jerry Weis, Francis (Dick) and Lucille Aschoff, William (Bill) Aschoff and Duane Hansen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Legion Post 326 or St. Mary’s Catholic School, both were dear to Ron’s heart.  RIP Sailor.
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31. LeRoy Wiegert  US Army  (March 22, 2021)
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LeRoy L. Wiegert    RIP Soldier
May 29, 1935 - March 17, 2021
LeRoy L. Wiegert, 85, of Lincoln, passed away March 17, 2021. Born May 29, 1935, to John and Ava (Wright) Wiegert in Plainview, NE. LeRoy was married to Norma M. Luckert. LeRoy was a retired custodian for Lincoln Public Schools. He also served in the Army. LeRoy loved yard work and traveling.
Survivors include wife, Norma Wiegert of Lincoln, NE; daughter, Shelley Howe of Lincoln, NE; son, Jason Wiegert of Mililani, HI; two grandchildren; sisters, Amy (Eldred) Folkers of Grand Island, NE, and Betty (Arnold) Howard of Norfolk, NE; brothers, Larry (Alyce) Wiegert of Plainview, NE, Bob (Kathy) Wiegert of Norfolk, NE, and Dennis Wiegert of Norfolk, NE; and nieces and nephews. LeRoy is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Norma, Marva, Wanda, and Dorothy; and brother, Dwain.
A funeral service will be held Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church with livestreaming available. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Face coverings are required. A graveside service will be held Monday, March 22, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. in Plainview, NE at the Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials to the family. Arrangements entrusted to Roper and Sons. Condolences online at www.roperandsons.com.
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32. David Trudell USN  (March 19, 2021)
David J. Trudell
December 24, 1940 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 80)
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Mass of Christian Burial for David J. Trudell, age 80, of New Braunfels, TX, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 19, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk.  Reverend Patrick McLaughlin will be the celebrant.  Burial will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644 and the American Legion Riders.  Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church. The Mass will be live streamed on the Home for Funerals website.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

He peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels, TX.

Dave was born on Dec. 24, 1940 to Andrew and Rose (Schroeder) Trudell in Norfolk, Nebraska. After graduating from Sacred Heart Catholic School in 1958, he went on to study at Mt. Calvary Seminary for a year. After deciding the seminary was not for him, he joined the U.S. Navy where he became a cryptologist. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he was employed by the Department of Defense, National Security Agency.

His first Naval Station was in Omaha, Nebraska, where he met Nancy Macey on a blind date. After four months of dating, they wed in 1965, going on to have two children, Jeffery and Kristine.

Dave was focused and determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world. Anyone who knew Dave, knew he was genuine, honest, and kind-hearted.

Dave was passionate about spending time with who he called his best friend, his grandson, Kevin. He loved his dog Sophie and college football, especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He never missed a game and always had a Cornhuskers flag flying.

Dave was preceded by his wife Nancy Trudell, son Jeffery Trudell, brother Henry Trudell, and his parents.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristine O’Neill of New Braunfels, TX, sister Emily Dopheide of Norfolk, NE, and three grandchildren, Emily Allison, Holly O’Neill, and Kevin O’Neill, sister-in-law Judy Bendorf, brother-in-law Ron Bendorf, and many nieces and nephews.

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33. Vernon Gubbels   US Army  (Mar 10, 2021)
Vernon Aloysius Gubbels, age 84 of Randolph, was welcomed by the Lord into heaven on Sunday March 7, 2021 at his home in Randolph.
His spirit lives on through his wife, his eight children, 21 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers-in-law and extended family of relation and friends. Vernon was a loving husband, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle and friend.

He was born December 12, 1936 in Randolph, Nebraska the son of Aloysius and Clara (Thieman) Gubbels. He attended St. Frances Parochial school and a 1954 graduate of St. Frances Catholic High School in Randolph. On March 9, 1955 Vernon was inducted into the United States Army where he served for two years in Texas and Louisiana, he received an honorable discharge on March 8, 1957.

On June 16, 1958 Vernon married Sharon von Rentzell at St. Frances Catholic Church in Randolph. The couple lived in Council Bluffs until October then they moved to begin farming. Vernon continued farming until he retired in 2001. In 2002 he drove truck for Allen Burbach at Tri County Feed & Grain in Randolph until 2007 when he started trucking for Brad Bargstadt on and off until 2012. In 2010 he also began work for Randolph Farm Supply employed there until 2014.

Vernon was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph, where he also served on the church board and as a member of the Knights of Columbus chapter #5143; he also served on board of directors of Randolph Senior Center and delivered Meals on Wheels; a member of American Legion Post #113 of Randolph and served on the military honor guard for many years.

He enjoyed going for drives to check on Nordhues Farms and von Rentzell farms, as well as past neighbors and friends in the farming communities of Randolph and Osmond. His favorite pastimes include fishing, golfing. Vernon especially enjoyed visits from his eight children, his grand kids, as well as his extended family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sharon Gubbels of Randolph; 8 children Teresa (Rick) Virgil of Weston, NE; Tami (Larry) Wilhelm of Lincoln; Lori Olson of Randolph; Dan Gubbels of Lincoln; Tim (Marci) Gubbels of Waverly, NE; Brad (Michelle) Gubbels of Highlands Ranch, CO; Becky (Doug) Nordhues of McLean; Lisa (Mike) Herda of Cheyenne, WY; 2 Sisters, Marian (Jerry) Wingert of Osmond; Norma (Phil) Leu of Elkhorn; 4 Sisters In Law, Nancy von Rentzell of Osmond; Diane von Rentzell of Oklahoma City, OK; Sheryl von Rentzell of Osmond; Sharise (Sid) Engel of Omaha; 21 Grandchildren, Amanda (Wes) Geneski; Antonia Olson; Angelina (Jeremy) Burns; Craig (Andrea) Lenhoff; Lucas (Megan) Virgil; Andrew (Nicole) Olson; Lindsey Lenhoff; Jennifer Brothers; Aaron Olson; Morgan (Allen) Wichman; Michelle (Justin Benedict) Virgil; Jacob Virgil; Paige (Trent) Greene; Jordan (Daniel) Click; Devin Herda; Owen Gubbels; Rylan Gubbels; Mason (Maesik Denn) Nordhues; Derek Gubbels; Michael Herda; Danielle Gubbels; 23 Great Grandchildren, Zoe Geneski; Lyric Brown Click; Kane Lenhoff; Jaxson Burns; Elyse Lenhoff; Gage Geneski; Aizlynn Wichman; Axtyn Olson; Ali Burns; Ayla Lenhoff; Brody Virgil; Allory Olson; Ainsley Olson; Tinley Wichman; Pake Lenhoff; Brynn Virgil; William Greene; Eviana Brothers; Oliver Wichman; Braxton Brothers; Jonathan Greene; Aubriella Benedict; Andersyn Olson.
Many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.

Preceded in death by his parents Aloysius and Clara Gubbels; a Brother In Law, Gary von Rentzell; Son In Law, Vernon Olson; and Great Grandson, Zayden Wichman.

Funeral Services
Funeral Services: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church –Randolph
Date: Wednesday March 10, 2021 – 10:30 A.M.
Interment: St. Frances Catholic Cemetery – Randolph, NE
Military Rites by V.F.W. Alvin Kessler Post #5545 and American Legion Post #113 of Randolph; Members of United States Army Honor Guard; and Legion Riders.
Visitation: 5 – 7 P.M. Tuesday with 7 P.M. Vigil Service at CHURCH under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home - Randolph
Minister: Reverend Father Timothy Forget; Deacon Doug Tunink
Music: Organist: Joan Thies; Cantor: Marty Thies
Pallbearers: “Vernon’s Grandsons” Luke Virgil, Craig Lenhoff, Andrew Olson, Owen Gubbels, Derek Gubbels, Mason Nordhues, Devin Herda, Jake Virgil, Aaron Olson, Rylan Gubbels, Michael Herda.    RIP Soldier
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34. Rodger D Rabbass  US Army  (March 6, 2021)
Rodger Dale Rabbass   RIP Soldier

January 22, 1948 - February 27, 2021
Rodger Dale Rabbass, 73, of Dodge, formerly of Norfolk, peacefully returned home to Jesus on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Methodist Fremont Health Hospital in Fremont.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave. in Norfolk, with the Rev. John E. Nelson Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 5, also at the chapel. There will be a family prayer service on at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Interment will be at the Stanton Cemetery, with military services provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, VFW Post 3602, American Legion Post 88 and the American Legion Riders. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements. To view a live broadcast of the service, go to the Home for Funerals website.
Rodger was born Jan. 22, 1948, in Pender, Nebraska, to Irene (Hansen) and Leroy Rabbass. He grew up with older brother, John, in the Leigh, Madison and Stanton areas. The two spent their childhood getting into mischief with each other and many cousins.
He attended Stanton High School, where he met the love of his life, Anna "Kathy" Kathleen Lipp, in 1964. He always said from the moment they met, he knew she was the one. From that moment, they were inseparable.
The longest time Rodger and Kathy were apart was during the time he spent serving in the U.S. Army. He left high school to enlist in the military, serving as a sergeant in the Vietnam War from April 1967 to April 1969. The psychological and physical toll of the war were burdens he carried his entire life. Still, he battled to overcome the many challenges those wounds left.
Rodger and Kathy married July 27, 1969, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska. The couple lived in Norfolk, where Rodger worked for Vulcraft for 24 years as a welder and rigger. He also worked as a truck driver at the Battle Creek Co-op. While in Norfolk, the family was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
In 1998, Rodger and Kathy moved to the Kansas City, Missouri, area, where Rodger drove truck for Robinson Delivery. He loved having the chance to see different areas of the city and nearby states. A connoisseur of Kansas City restaurants, lover of Kansas City sports, old Western movies and Law & Order, Rodger loved having his family visit. One of his favorite memories was of the trip he and Kathy took to Alaska in 2009.
The couple lived in the Kansas City area until returning to Nebraska in October 2018, when they moved to Dodge, Nebraska.
Always fixing things, Rodger was known for his love of fixing cars and lawn mowers. He came from very humble beginnings but was able to provide for Kathy and their five children. The couple also helped raise four of their grandchildren and two of their great-grandchildren. A strong-willed, determined man, he taught his children to never give up, whether it be in marriage, family or health. He will always be known for his humor.

One of his proudest achievements was that he had been a recovering alcoholic for 38 years, thanks to Valley Hope and Bill W.
Rodger had a list of other proud achievements. Those include his five children, 15 grandkids and five great-grandkids.
Rodger and Kathy celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on July 27, 2020.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy of Dodge; daughter, Traci Rabbass of Olathe, Kansas and her children, Josie Rabbass of Ottawa, Kansas, Tyler (Samantha) Wieseler of Norfolk, Brady (Meaghan) Adams of Tonganoxie, Kansas, Hannah (special friend Austin Carter) Adams of Olathe, Jackson (special friend Sidney Vinzant) of Overland Park, Kansas, and Wyatt Adams of Olathe; son, Troy of Dodge; daughter, Megan (Tracy) Stromberg and her children, Kade, Aubrey, Isaac, Isabella and Grace, all of Columbus; daughter, Mindy (Jamie) Dlouhy of Clarkson and her children, Kaitlyn (special friend Trevor Oeltjen) of Creston and Colyn and Hadley of Clarkson; son, Justin (Rebekah) and his daughter, Anna, all of Dodge; furbaby, Lady Bell; five great-grandkids; mother-in-law, Dorothy Lipp of Wayne; aunt, Lillian Sondergaard of Grand Island; uncle, Duane Hansen of Norfolk; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1986; mother in 1998; father-in-law, Frank Lipp, in 1983; brother, John Rabbass, in 2009; and sister-in-law, Stephanie Rabbass, in 2016.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Fremont hospital staff for their compassionate care, especially chaplain Scott, Dr. Ami Jones, Dr. Sukstorf, nurse Tara and the other third-floor nurses. We pray you will be repaid for the kindness you showed our dear Rodger. God has given you all a great gift!
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.
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35. Merle F Klassen  US Army  (Jan 28, 2021)
Merle F. Klassen, 84, of Albion, NE, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at his home in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 28, 2021 at St. Michael’s Church in Albion, NE with Rev. Jim Heithoff and Deacon James Schindel officiating. Inurnment will follow in the parish cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the American Legion Post #162, VFW Post #736, Sons of the American Legion Post #162, the Army Funeral Honor Guard, and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service at church.  Current Covid-19 DHM’s in effect, including social distancing, will be followed at all services and masks will be required for those in attendance.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Merle Francis Klassen, son of George and Mary (Wlaschin) Klassen was born on September 10, 1936 at Albion, NE.   He was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE. Merle attended school at Boone County School Districts 72 and 7, attended Petersburg High School for 1 year, and then graduated from Albion High School in 1953.  He then started working for Boone County as a heavy equipment operator.
Merle entered the United States Army on February 4, 1960 and was honorably discharged on March 28, 1962.  When he returned home from the service, he continued his job with Boone County. On October 29, 1972 Merle was united in marriage to Janice Eileen Bittner at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  They lived in Albion, NE.  Merle continued to work for the county where he was the county foreman and was employed there for 49 years.  He also worked for Dan Morgan and Norm Thewke helping with construction.   He was most recently employed by Country Partners for 14 years, until 2020 when he retired.
Merle was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Knight of Columbus #1739, and American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736.  He loved to drive truck for the COOP or hauling corn.  Merle also enjoyed gardening.  He was a very proud grandfather and loved to attend all his grandchildren’s events.
Merle is survived by his wife Janice of Albion, NE; two children: Audrey (David) Figgner of Primrose, NE; Scott (Michelle) Klassen of Elkhorn, NE; four grandchildren: Lyndsey and David Figgner III of Primrose, NE; Elizabeth and Bradley Klassen of Elkhorn, NE: two sisters: Florence Streeter and Mary Ann Hinze, brother Leo (Judy) Klassen all of Albion, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Joe, Jerome, and Bob; brothers-in-law Bob Streeter and Dewey Hinze; sisters-in-law JoAnn Klassen and Mavis Klassen; and nephews Leon Hinze and Bill Streeter.   RIP Soldier
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36. Richard John Promes  US Army  (Jan 23, 2021)
Richard John Promes age 94 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington, Nebraska with Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington with military rites by the Hartington American Legion Post #5283 and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 6:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Face masks and social distancing will be required at the funeral and visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. To watch a live stream of the service, please visit www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live

Pallbearers will be Trevor McQuay, Nathan Fischer, Cody Fischer, Tanner Fischer, Trey McQuay, and Jonathan Lawler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Alyssa Fischer, Kloe Fischer, Keesha McQuay, Jamie Blanchar, Heather Baumbach, Cyrena Miller, Keira Promes, and Isabella Promes.

Richard was born on December 8, 1926 to Joseph and Josephine (Frigge) Promes on the family farm six miles south of Hartington. He was baptized at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington. Richard was the fourth of nine children in his family. Richard’s family lived in several different places around the Hartington area, moving five times between 1935 and 1970. He graduated 8th grade at Rock Hill District #99 School and then attended Hartington Public School. After two years of school, Richard decided to help his father farm and also worked for other local farmers. In the winter of 1944 – 1945, Richard worked in Sioux City, IA in the Swift Packing Plant. He was drafted into the Army in April of 1945. He took his basic training at Camp Fannin, Texas for four months. After basic training, Richard got one week of leave and then went to Fort Riley, Kansas and Seattle, all on a troop train. Richard was deployed overseas and was on a ship for thirty days before landing in Okinawa, Japan. He returned to the US in November of 1946. Richard then went back to the farm with his parents and worked in a Packing Plant in Omaha during the winter. From 1947 – 1962, Richard farmed with his father. He got married on August 18, 1962 to Mary Ward and adopted her three children Julie, John, and Vicky. Richard and Mary had four children together, Kathy, Mike, Teresa, and Susan. In May of 1970, Richard bought the Promes Bar in Hartington and ran it until 1980 when he sold the bar and began working for Prince Hydraulics. He worked there until January of 1992 when he retired. During retirement, Richard worked part time for the VFW club and managed it for a few years.

Richard enjoyed gardening, canning, playing cards, fishing, and bartending. He also enjoyed cooking, watching Husker sporting events and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Richard was active in the VFW and was proud of his military service. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and held an hour of perpetual adoration for over 30 years.

Richard is survived by his children, Kathy (Andy) Miller of Malcolm, NE, Michael (Yvonne) Promes of Papillion, NE, Teresa (Troy) Fischer of Hartington, NE, Susan (Jeremy) Lee of Box Elder, SD; siblings, JoAnn Leise, Geraldine (Toby) Breinig; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he loved spending time with.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Josephine Promes; children, Julie Sudbeck, John Promes, Vicky Wiebersiek; siblings, Norbert Promes, Hugo Promes, Rita Brewer, Ray Promes, Gene Promes, George Promes; and his ex-wife, Mary (Ward) Promes.
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37. Leonard Zechmann   US Army  (Jan 12, 2021)
Obituary for Leonard J. Zechmann  US Army
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Leonard J. Zechmann, 71, of Norfolk will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Pastor Tim DeFor officiating. Interment will be held at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel. Masks are required for the visitation and funeral service. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. Post #1644, American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard. Leonard passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at his residence in Norfolk. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Leonard Zechmann was born in Norfolk on March 26, 1949, the son of John and Christina (Venteicher) Zechmann of rural Pierce. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierce. He attended school in Pierce and helped with the family farm. Leonard served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from February 25, 1969 to September 29, 1970. This service resulted in him being recently 100% medically disabled from Agent Orange exposure.
After the service Leonard worked as a farm hand. He also worked for Dietz Well and Pump and was a Pepsi Route Salesman for several years.
Leonard married Fern Kuchta on December 29, 1973. They were blessed with three children. Leonard was a lifetime member of the Norfolk VFW Post and was active in the Jaycee organization.
Leonard loved fishing and spent many weekends with family at the cabin on the Missouri River. He enjoyed building derby cars with friends. Leonard also spent much time as an adult leader for the Boy Scouts. He retired to Andys Lake and was able to spend much time fishing. He especially enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his children and grandchildren and their friends on the lake. He also loved watching his grandchildren’s athletic endeavors.
Leonard was baptized as an adult in 2018 at First Christian Church and attending church there was very meaningful for him.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Fern; his children, Jim (Stephanie) Zechmann of Westminster, CO, Kristy (Joe) Rosberg of Norfolk, and
Tony (Judy) Zechmann of Creighton; his grandchildren, Cody (Katrina) Loughrey of Wisner, Ryann, Grace and Ben Zechmann of Westminster, Co, Zachary and Samuel Cordner and Rueben and Daniel Rosberg of Norfolk; his great-grandchildren Keigan,, Keelynn , Kynnleigh and Karter.. Brother Richard (Betty) Zechmann of Norfolk, Sisters MaryAnn Casey of Omaha and Helen (John) Papstein of Columbus and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Blake Zechmann and a brother-in-law Lawrence Casey.
Casket bearers Bryon Zechmann, Duane Zechmann, Neal Eisenbraun, Evan Pinkston, Kyle Liewer, and Brooks Reiman.
Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.  RIP Soldier
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Gerald "Gary" Glen Ellis   US Navy
38. Gerald "Gary" Glen Ellis   US Navy  (Jan 9, 2012)
GARY'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  US Navy
Gary G. Ellis, 77 of St. Edward, NE passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in St. Edward, NE with Rev. Vern Olson officiating. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Crosier Post #226 of St. Edward, US Navy Funeral Honor Team, and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, at the church. Social distancing and current Covid-19 DHM’s will be followed at both the visitation and funeral.

Miller-Levander Funeral Home of St. Edward, NE is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald “Gary” Glen Ellis, son of Glen Howard and Irene Emily (Buske) Ellis, was born July 29, 1943 at San Louis Obispo, CA. He attended school, graduating from Clairemont High School. Gary entered the United States Navy on August 30, 1961, where he served until being honorably discharged on August 22, 1963. While in the Navy, Gary served as both a cook and a deckhand.

Gary was united in marriage to Suzanne Wingo on October 6, 1962 at San Diego, CA. Gary worked as a machinist and a cook while living in: Clairemont, CA; Pocahontas, IA; Joliet, IL; Leoti, KS; Gilmore City, IA; and St. Edward, NE.

He loved spending time at Lizard Lake with family and friends, and he had a special place in his heart for his dog Snickers.

Gary is survived by: his beloved baby girl Snickers; the mother of his children: Suzanne Pulkrabek of Eagle, NE; five children: Nona (Gary) Burch of Holcomb, KS; Christy (Tracy) Prothman of St. Edward, NE; Julie Kruse (Carl Umshler) of St. Edward, NE; John Ellis of Bovey, MN; James Ellis of Superior, WI; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters: Karen (Don) Weilert of Leoti, KS; Linda Ruby of Fort Dodge, IA; a very special great-niece: Ashley Weilert and her children of Topeka, KS; along with too many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews to mention.

He was preceded in death by his parents; half-brother: Bob Ellis; and grandson: Alvin Burch.
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Alfred P "Al" Schneider
39. Alfred P "Al" Schneider  (Jan 2, 2021)
Obituary for Alfred P. Schneider  US Army
NORFOLK -- Mass of Christian Burial for Alfred P. "Al" Schneider, 89, of Norfolk formerly of Pierce, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk. Interment will be held at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 p.m., Friday, with a Vigil service beginning at 4:00 p.m., at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Mass will be live streamed on the Sacred Heart Parish Facebook page. Masks are required for the service and visitation. Military rites will be conducted by Tomek-Otto Post 72 American Legion of Pierce, Nebraska, American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard. Al passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his residence in Norfolk. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Alfred was born on June 30, 1931 in Stuart, Nebraska to Frank and Ella (Cole) Schneider. He attended grade school to the 8th grade at a rural country district school south of Stuart and later received his honorary high school diploma from Norfolk Catholic. After his education, Al worked for his brother’s-in-law with their farming operations. Al then served in the United States Army from July 10, 1952 to June 9, 1954. He received his National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. While serving in the military Al operated heavy equipment in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean War. After the service, he worked at farming in the Atkinson area.
Al married Fern Waterman on October 24, 1955 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atkinson. After marriage, the couple lived in Atkinson and then later moved to Page where they farmed for a few years. Al then began working construction and the family moved to Creighton before settling Pierce, where Al built their longtime family home. They moved to Norfolk in 2018.
Al owned and operated his own flooring business “Al’s Floor Care.” His business operated in three states-Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. He retired in the early 2000’s. After retirement he enjoyed working with wood to build furniture and other custom woodwork projects. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Sacred Heart/St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk, Rosary Crusade, and Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his spouse of 65 years Fern Schneider of Norfolk, children Neil (Denna) Schneider of Allen, Marlene (Paul) Simpson of Tucson, Ariz., Mike (Linda) Schneider of Omaha, Pat Schneider, Mary Jo (Bob) Nelson, Deb (Dan) Funk, all of Norfolk, and Lisa (Herb) Ziegenbein of Plainview, 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, brother Victor (Candy) Schneider of Captain Cook, Hawaii, and sister-in-law Bess Waterman of Creighton. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Ella, son-in-law Wayne Moldenhauer, great granddaughter Kimberly Hoesing, 4 brothers Leo, Lawrence, George, and Robert, 5 sisters Florence Krieger, Bernice Kaup, Emma Brusseau, Louise Babl and Katherine Schneider.
Organist will be Mary Bruckner with the Bound for Glory Choir singing. Casket bearers will be Nicholas Schneider, James Schneider, Landon Nelson, DJ Funk, Jacob Ziegenbein, Anthony Ziegenbein, Kyle Alexander, Chris Hoesing, and Dakoda Schneider.  

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Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

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LauraNel Bowen Carlisle  USN
40. LauraNel Bowen Carlisle  USN  (Dec 22, 2020)
LAURANEL'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Private family services for LauraNel Carlisle, age 99, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk. Reverend Karen Juzenas will officiate, with burial in Prospect View Cemetery in Pierce, Nebraska.
Military Honors will be provided by United States Navy Honor Guard and American Legion Riders.
LauraNel died Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Stanton Health Center in Stanton, Nebraska.
LauraNel Bowen Carlisle was born May 30, 1921, in Pierce, Nebraska at the Riley Ranch to Margaret Riley Bowen and Elvon Bowen. She graduated from Pierce High School in 1939. In May 1943, LauraNel graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital Nursing School in Denver, Colorado. On October 18, 1943, she was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy Corps. On December 15, 1943, LauraNel reported for service and was stationed at the United States Naval Hospital on Mar Island, California. She served six months for triage at the Marine Depot and Fleet Hospital in Samar, Philippines. She was honorably discharged in 1946.
On April 19, 1950, LauraNel married Robert Carlisle in Pierce, Nebraska. They made their home in Norfolk, Nebraska. LauraNel worked 16 years for Dr. Farner and Salter and 22 years as a county school nurse.
LauraNel was a member of First Congregational Church, past president of Our Lady of Lourdes Auxiliary, and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She also belonged to the American Legion, was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a charter member of the Elkhorn Valley Museum.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and nephew, Jim.
Memorials may be directed to Northeast Community College School of Nursing or Elkhorn Valley Museum.
Condolences will reach the Carlisle family at 500 N. Boxelder Street, Norfolk, NE 68701.  RIP Sailor
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Danny Deissel  US Navy
41. Danny Deissel  US Navy  (Dec 19, 2020)
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Robert Krohn   US Army
42. Robert Krohn   US Army  (Dec 19, 2020)
BORN
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Krohn, Robert F.
April 9, 1933 - December 12, 2020
Robert F. "Bob" Krohn was born on the family farm near Albion, NE on April 9, 1933. He passed away peacefully at home on December 12, 2020 after a brief battle with AL Amyloidosis. After completing High School, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. When he returned from Service, he attended the University of Nebraska, earning a Degree in Civil Engineering. While at the University, he headed many student organizations, founding both Young Republicans, and the University Council on World Affairs.
Following graduation, Bob worked for the Nebraska Department of Health for two years before joining HDR as an environmental Engineer in 1962. In 1969 he was transferred by HDR to Washington, D.C., where he led the company's expansion overseas and the Eastern United States. He developed a large civil engineering project practice at HDR and initiated multiple joint ventures for several large projects including the Washington Metro Subway System, Trident Submarine, NIH Health Ambulatory Health Research Center, the master plan and design of the King Abdul Aziz Health Science University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He traveled to forty-nine states and twenty-six countries. He returned to Omaha in 1976, after assuming the role of President of HDR, a position he held until leaving the firm in 1988.
In 1988 he was recruited to help host the 1989 World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail, CO. From 1989 to 1995, Bob served as Chairman of the Board of Commercial Federal Corporation and Commercial Federal Bank. In 1991 through 1994 he acted as Director of the Mutual of Omaha Pro-Am Golf Tournaments. From 1993-1995 he was President and founder of the Shadow Ridge Management Company and co-developer of Shadow Ridge Golf Club.
In 1995 he was asked to evaluate the PSI family of companies. He became controlling owner, CEO, and Chairman. He, along with an outstanding management team, built PSI Group into the largest mail presort company in the industry within five years. The Postmaster General Potter honored Bob by awarding him the USPS Partnership Award for his contributions to the industry and the USPS. After Pitney Bowes bought all the common shares of PSI in 2002, he was asked to continue as CEO, which he did until 2005. Although he wished to step down and work on other endeavors, he did agree to stay as a part-time Vice President for Business Development and New Strategies for the Company. He did so until March of 2013, when he retired from active management.
Bob has maintained a long commitment to professional, educational and community activities. He has been a Director and/or officer of numerous organizations. He continued to be involved in various activities and giving back to the community and state that he so loved until his death.
Bob loved to work, and it brought him joy. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed gardening, skiing, golfing, reading and spending time with family and friends. Some of his favorite times included watching his grandchildren participate in their activities. What he strived to do in his life was to work hard, be honest, and "do the right thing." He passed on the importance of these traits to his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Emma Krohn; brothers, Ed (Thelma), Jim, and Bill; sister, Irma (Roy); brother-in-law, Pete Mills; and several nieces and nephews. Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Myrna Krohn; daughter, Lisa Hoffman (Brett); son, Rob (Janice); grandchildren: Hailey and Paige Hoffman, Nicholas, Andrew and Emily Krohn; brother, Donald Krohn (Mary); sister, LaVonne Mills; and sisters-in-law, Virginia Krohn and Marie Krohn.
A Private Family Service and Burial will he held. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fred and Pamela Buffet Cancer Center c/o University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall-Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508; or to Lauritzen Gardens.
OPEN VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday, December 17th, from 12Noon to 9pm at the West Center
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Howard "Pete" Mills
43. Howard "Pete" Mills  (Dec 16, 2020)
HOWARD'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Howard “Pete” Mills of Albion, NE died Sunday, December 13, 2020 at his home.
A Public Visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, NE.  Social distancing and Covid-19 DHM’s will be followed.  A Private Family Funeral will be held Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion, NE with Rev. Carolann Hopcke officiating. It will be live streamed on the Zion Lutheran Church Facebook Page at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, and a video will be posted to Levander Funeral Home website later Wednesday. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post #162, VFW Post #736, Sons of the American Legion Post #162, and the Army Funeral Honor Guard.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of the arrangements.
Howard Leon “Pete” Mills, youngest child of William Henry Harrison Mills and Jessie Iola (Niles) Mills, was born July 5, 1927 on a farm in rural Albion, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion and attended rural Boone County District #44 through the eighth grade. He farmed with his father until entering the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska while serving during the end of World War II. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to the Albion area where he resumed farming and took flying lessons, earning his private pilot certificate on September 26, 1948.
On September 1, 1950, Howard was united in marriage to Della LaVonne Krohn at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion, NE. They lived and farmed west of Albion, until moving to town in the mid-1950’s when Howard and his brother Guy owned and operated the pool hall for several years. They returned to farming and livestock production west of Albion, and near Spalding, NE for a short time, while raising their children: Mary, Connie, Tom and Rod. In 1978, he left farming and they moved to Bassett, NE to work for Coash, Inc, where he was a floater operator. They returned to Albion a year later to help get a new Coash, Inc. facility up and running. While working here as the shop foreman he also operated a custom combining business. He took great pride in taking on some of the most difficult fields and doing a good job for his customers.
Howard and LaVonne began wintering in Arizona and Texas as he somewhat retired, spending 20+ winters at their favorite RV resort in Kerrville, TX, where he spent much of his time running the pool tables with his friends. When back in Albion for the summers, he was an avid vegetable and flower gardener, and was devoted to keeping his lawn green and weed free. He shared his passion for well-kept lawns with his church and family.
Howard was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Albion. He was a hard worker who led and taught by example. He was quick witted, full of smart-alek remarks and had a remarkably dry sense of humor. When it came to come backs, it was nearly impossible to top him. When asked how he was doing, it was nearly always “Purdy Wonerful”. He had an answer for everything, concluded by, “Hear me??” He was always willing to share a “Thimble Pie” or a pickup by the ears with his grandkids. If that were not enough to get a rise out of them, he would hold them upside down by the ankles. Above all, he loved his children and grandchildren, but would proudly say, “he loved his wife even more”.
Howard is survived by his wife of 70 years, LaVonne of Albion; three children: Mary (Ron) Levander of Albion, NE; Connie (Bill) Becker of Albion, NE; Rod Mills of York, NE; eight grandchildren: Amy (Brian) Moser of Albion, NE; Chris (Jaymee) Levander of Columbus, NE; Tony (Nicole) Levander of Albion, NE; Jason (Amber) Becker of Albion, NE; Scott (Samantha) Levander of Lincoln, NE; Lisa Levander of Missouri Valley, IA; Ryan (Laura) Mills of Lincoln, NE; Brady Mills of Lincoln, NE; 14 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons: Tom Mills and Baby Boy Mills; three brothers: Sam, Guy and Lou “Curly” Mills; and three sisters: Leta Hansen, Vivian Freese and Lulu Freese.  RIP Soldier
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Jerry L Hagemann
44. Jerry L Hagemann  (Dec 14, 2020)
JERRY'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
A video of Jerry's funeral will be available to watch on this website, later Monday.
Jerry L. Hagemann, 74 of Albion, NE died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home.
A Public Visitation will be held 3-6 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael’s Church in Albion, with a 6:00 p.m. wake service.  Social distancing and Covid-19 DHM’s will be followed, including no physical contact. The Hagemann Family plans to be present and asks that all in attendance wear a mask. A Private Family Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE with Fr. John Hagemann officiating. Burial will follow at approximately 11:45 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Albion, NE with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post #162, VFW Post #736, Sons of the American Legion Post #162, the Army Funeral Honor Guard, and the American Legion Riders. The public is invited to join the family at the cemetery for the burial service, which will be broadcast on a radio station (will be posted at the cemetery) to allow for people to socially distance.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of the arrangements.
Jerome “Jerry” Leander Hagemann, son of Al and Sally (Borer) Hagemann, was born November 21, 1946 in Norfolk, Nebraska. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion. He attended elementary school at St. Michael’s Catholic School and graduated from Albion High School in 1965. Following high school, he was drafted into the United States Army where he served from April 14, 1966 to April 1, 1968 during the Vietnam War as Sergeant-tugboat operator on the Saigon River. During this time, he was recognized by his Master Sergeant for his courageous effort in saving the lives of the tugboat crew during an ambush while under enemy fire.
On August 31, 1973, Jerry was united in marriage to Karen J. Thessen at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, Nebraska. Together they raised their four children: Sheila, Jason, Lisa and Ryan.
Throughout his life, Jerry worked at Murphy Implement and drove a truck for Norco Feeds and Grosch Irrigation. Once he retired, he continued to help many local farmers with harvest including the Beierman, Dodds, Naber, and Kurtenbach Families.
Jerry was very active with the Church, VFW, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and was also very involved with numerous Vietnam Veteran groups. He enjoyed gardening, going to auctions to “collect” things, tractor pulls, tractor drives, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities. Visiting with the guys at the coffee shop and spending quality time with his family, friends, and veterans were what he enjoyed the most. His family and fellow veterans were very important to him and always came first. Jerry was always passionate about helping when someone was in need and made friends easily. He had a passion for buying CASE tractors and equipment and had plans on restoring many of them to drive in parades and tractor drives.
Jerry is survived by the mother of his children, Karen Hagemann; four children: Sheila (Larry) Leetch of Albion, Jason (Shannon) Hagemann of Loretto, Lisa (Rob) Johnston of Rising City, and Ryan (Keri) Hagemann of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren: Brenden Johnston; Ty, Parker, Sienna Borer; Jaden, Brynna, Brielle Hagemann; Sam and Lauren Hagemann; Kade Leetch and Faith Sumpter; two great-grandchildren: Jerzi and Jovi Sumpter;  seven siblings: Sally Stidham, Fr. John Hagemann, Bob Hagemann, Judy Hoppe, Jim Hagemann, Ruth Hagemann, and Alan Hagemann.
He was preceded in death by his parents Al and Sally Hagemann, sister-in-law Sue Hagemann, and nephew Louis Hoppe.
Jerry never met a stranger. He always saw the best in people.  Every person in the world, to him, was just a friend he hadn't met yet.
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Donald D "Don"  Asmus  US Army
45. Donald D "Don"  Asmus  US Army  (Dec 11, 2020)
Obituary for Donald D. "Don" Asmus
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Don D. Asmus, 85, of Pierce will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Peace Church, rural Norfolk with Pastor Clark Jenkinson officiating. Interment will be held at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 10 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Masks are required for both the visitation and funeral. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 16, V.F.W. Post 1644, the United States Army Honors Guard, and the Nebraska American Legion Riders. Don passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his residence in Pierce. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Don was born on January 30, 1935 in Hoskins, NE to Henery G. and Lucille B. (Behmer) Asmus. He was baptized and confirmed at the Peace Church, rural Norfolk. He attended grade school at District 3, rural Hoskins, and graduated from Hoskins High School in 1952. Don married Donna Frink on March 4, 1956, at Peace United Church of Christ in rural Norfolk and have continued their membership throughout the years.
Don served in the United States Army from February 24, 1954 to February 23, 1956. Don was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; He served one year in Korea assigned SCARWAF (Special Category Army With The Air Force) Pipeline Supervisor.
Don grew up in Hoskins and after marriage; he and Donna farmed north of Hoskins. The couple moved to Pierce in 1996, Don enjoyed fishing, camping, horseback riding and breaking horses, going to the dog and horse races, casinos, watching football games, coyote hunting with dogs, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Peace Church, rural Norfolk, Norfolk V.F.W. lifetime member, District 77 school board, Hoskins Saddle Club, and Peace Church elder.
Survivors include his spouse Donna Asmus of Pierce, children Dave (Julie) Asmus of Hoskins, Doug (Jan) Asmus of Norfolk, Deb (Roger) Woslager of Pierce, Dwayne (Kelly) Asmus of Hoskins, Darin (Tonja) Asmus of Norfolk, and Dean (Cami) Asmus of Randolph, they were also blessed with 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one on the way, brother in law Robert Lienemann of Omaha, sister Sandra Heyne and special friend Hex of Sunrise Beach, MO. He was preceded in death by parents Henery and Lucille, brother Ronald Asmus, and sister Bonnie.
Casket bearers will be Don’s grandsons Curt Asmus, Casey Asmus, Cody Asmus, Derek Asmus, Tyler Woslager, Zach Brenden, and honorary casket bearers will be his granddaughters.
Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

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Jerry L Schwede  US Army
46. Jerry L Schwede  US Army  (Dec 10, 2020)
NORFOLK — Memorial services for Jerry L. Schwede, 78, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Rev. Randy Rasmussen will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 16, V.F.W. Post 1644, the U.S. Army Honors Guard and the Nebraska American Legion Riders

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel. Masks are required for the funeral and visitation.

He died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at his residence in Norfolk.

1942-2020

Jerry was born on July 30, 1942, at the family farm in rural Hoskins to Harry and Mable (Bernhardt) Schwede. Jerry attended grade school at District 3 in rural Hoskins until the eighth grade. He then went to Hoskins High School for two years before attending and graduating from Winside High School in 1960. He later attended Northeast Community College.

Jerry served in the U.S. Army from April 15, 1964, to April 14, 1966.

He married Beverly (Newman) on Jan. 14, 1967, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk.

After Jerry and Beverly were married, Jerry worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads. He then worked for Crocker Claims in Harlan, Iowa. The couple later moved back to Hoskins in 1973, where Jerry worked at the Norfolk Veterans Home until 2000. He then worked part time for over 10 years at the City of Norfolk Parks Department.

Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, watching football, enjoying ice cream and having friendly arguments. He was a member of the Norfolk American Legion and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include his spouse, Beverly Schwede of Norfolk; a daughter, Kathy (Eric) Sanders of Hoskins; a son, Tony (Jenny) Schwede of Hoskins; five grandchildren, Rilye and Seth Sanders, Ellie, Taylor and Chris Schwede; and a brother-in-law, Tom Newman of Winside.

He was preceded in death by parents, Harry and Mable; a brother, Darrel; and two brothers-in-law, Gary Newman and Dennis Newman.

Honorary casketbearers will be Jim Falk, Steve Falk, Roger Langenberg, Bill Langenberg, Gale Gubbels, Richard Krause and Gene Acklie.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.  RIP Soldier
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47. James R "Jim" Siedschlag   USAF  (Dec 5, 2020)
Funeral Services for James R. “Jim” Siedschlag, age 76, of Norfolk, will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church.  Reverend Mike Moreno will officiate. The Funeral Service will be recorded and can be viewed at a later time at the Home for Funerals website. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.  Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in Omaha.
Jim was born July 3, 1944 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Elmer and Lillian (Reuter) Siedschlag.  He graduated from Norfolk Senior High School in 1962.  He attended Norfolk Junior College for a year.  Following Junior College, Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force.  He honorably served our country from 1963 to 1967.
On August 16, 1969, Jim married Marcille Nitz at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce, Nebraska.  The couple was blessed with three children, Mark, Jason and Stefanie.
Throughout his life, Jim worked at IBP, sold real estate for Century 21 Ringer Partners, and worked for Robertson Distributing and Becker Distributing.
Jim liked attending auctions and garage sales.  He collected money and a variety of advertising signs and inflatables.  In Jim’s yard, he enjoyed feeding birds and squirrels.  Jim was a huge sports fan who loved his Huskers.
He is survived by his wife, children Mark Siedschlag, Jason Siedschlag (fiancée Samantha Marten), and Stefanie (Tim) Ahlmann, grandchildren Ashton, Kierra, and Adie, and sister Joyce Wygant of Surprise, AZ.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and nephew Greg Witt.
Memorials are requested to the American Diabetes Association.
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48. Donald J Fisher  USAF  (Dec 4, 2020)
DONALD'S OBITUARY
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Private family services for Donald J. Fisher, age 91, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk.

Public graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2020, at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.

Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1644, American Legion Post 16, Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.

Public visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks are required at the visitation and funeral. The funeral service will be streamed 1:00 p.m. Friday at brockhausfuneralhome.com.

He died Saturday November 28, 2020, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.  

Donald J. Fisher was born August 21, 1929, on a farm northwest of Winside, Nebraska. His parents were Artie and Veva (Peterson) Fisher. When Don was ten years old, he helped his dad on the farm by cultivating the corn with a team of horses. His family also had a dairy farm. They carried milk and cream around town to the people of Winside and the surrounding area. Don’s dad found a buggy from a retired mailman and Don delivered milk with a white horse and the buggy.

In 1945, Don met Toy Connolly and they were married on May 1, 1948.

Don enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1946. He was stationed in Trinidad. There he went to school to learn how to operate a crane and a bulldozer. Don left the Air Force in 1949.

Don began working at the Norfolk Maytag in 1951. At that time, he went to school to learn the skill of repairing all makes of appliances. He retired after 53 years of service.

In 1996, Don’s wife, Toy, passed away after 48 years of marriage. Don had five children from his first marriage: John, Peggy, Janet, Brad, and Patrick.

Some of Don’s hobbies over the years include hunting, fishing, stock car racing, and planting a huge garden. He enjoyed horseback riding and belonged to the Norfolk Saddle Club for a number of years

Don is survived by his children, Peggy (Dave) Eilerts, Janet (Doug) Asmus, and Brad (Anne) Fisher of Norfolk and Patrick (Reesa) Fisher of Midland, Texas. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and close friend, Rita Woodard

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, John Fisher; two brothers; and four sisters.
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49. Wilbur W Grimm  US Army  (Dec 3, 2020)
BLOOMFIELD — Private services for Wilbur Grimm, 87, Bloomfield, were Thursday, Dec. 3, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield. The Rev. Kizito Okhuoya officiated. Public graveside services followed at Bloomfield City Cemetery. Military honors were provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4996 and American Legion Post 249.
He died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield was in charge of arrangements.
Wilbur Warner Grimm, son of Ernest and Clara (Schuett) Grimm, was born Sept. 19, 1933, in rural Bloomfield. Wilbur attended Bloomfield Schools, graduating in 1951. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army, Second Infantry Division, training in Louisiana and serving overseas in Korea and Japan. He spent time at observation posts and a fire direction center along the DMZ during the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal and a good conduct medal.
After 14 months in Korea, he was chosen as part of a 100-man honor guard that escorted the Second Infantry Division’s colors back to the outfit’s new home at Fort Lewis, Wash.
Wilbur also drove truck as part of a crew that built Gavins Point Dam in the mid-1950s prior to beginning farming.
Wilbur married Lenarda Brummer on Sept. 4, 1956, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield. They were blessed with two daughters, Celine and Rita. Wilbur and Lenarda farmed and raised their family near Crofton and Lindy. He took great pride in the farm being in the family since 1895.
Wilbur was a member on several boards through the years, including Husker Pig Co-op, Bloomfield Pig Co-op, Knox County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Bloomfield Farmers Co-op and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. He was a member of Ruritan, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Lindy Area Inc., and Bloomfield Lindy Ambulance Squad.
An avid pilot, a love he shared with his brother Leon, Wilbur reveled in taking friends and family for a view of the country in his Cessna 150. Wilbur enjoyed staying in touch with friends and family via email, his feline pets, a good joke, dancing, a nice meal out and a game of Solitaire.
After Lenarda passed away in 2012, he moved from the family farm to Yankton.
He and Olivia Kohles were united in marriage on Feb. 6, 2016, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield. The two lived in Bloomfield until the time of Wilbur’s death.
Wilbur leaves to mourn his spouse, Olivia Kohles of Bloomfield; daughters and their spouses Celine and Kevin Mlady and Rita Grimm and Robert Harris; stepdaughters and families, Lori and Rich Geisman, Leean and Dave McGraw and Alane Jensen; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Lyndsy (Wade) Jenness, Carsten Mlady, Lauren Jenness, Grace Mlady, CeCe Mlady, Rhonda (Robert) Deaton, Morgan (Brett) Wagner, Avery Wagner, Daisha Wagner, Orion Wagner, Drake Deaton, Tammie Jo Harris, Savannah Linsenmeyer and Rebecca Linsenmeyer; sister and brother-in-law Larina and Roger Carpenter; sisters-in-law Ruth Ann Grimm, Orpha Brummer and Marj Brummer; as well as nieces; nephews; cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his first spoce, Lenarda his parents and in-laws, brother Leon Grimm, sister and brother-in-law Norma and Harlan Koertje, and brothers-in-laws Don Brummer and Darold Brummer.  RIP Soldier.
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50. Harry Sage Jr   US Army  (Nov 28, 2020)
HARRY'S OBITUARY
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Private family services for Harry Sage, age 83, of Bloomfield, Nebraska will be November 28, 2020, at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield. Reverend Lynde Linde will officiate.
Public graveside services will follow at approximately 11:00 a.m. at Bloomfield City Cemetery.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4996, American Legion Post 249, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. November 27, 2020, at the church.
Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks are recommended.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Harry passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020, at his residence.
Harry Elvin Sage, Jr, was born December 5, 1936, the first child of Harry Sage, Sr. and Elizabeth (Cornish) Sage. Harry was born in a chalk rock house at the entrance of what is now Kohles Acres. He was raised on a farm northwest of Lindy, Nebraska and attended country school until the eighth grade. Harry attended high school at Center, Nebraska graduating in 1954. After graduating from high school, he farmed with his father for the next year. In November of 1955, Harry joined the Army. After basic training and a second eight weeks of training, he spent a short time at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and was then sent to Germany where he spent nearly three years. Harry was discharged in May 1959.
On May 23, 1960, Harry married Donna Jerman and they lived for a short time in Stanton, Nebraska where he worked for the Telephone Company. In December of 1960, Harry was hired by Union Telephone Company, which is now Great Plains Communications. Crofton was his home and workplace for two years before he was transferred to Bloomfield. He retired from the phone company in January 2001. Harry worked for Great Plains Communications for 39 years.
Harry was a member of Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield for many years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lewis and Clark Shrine Club, Ruritan Club, Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield City Council for 12 years, and was a past Eastern Star member. He served on the volunteer fire department for 20 years.
Harry enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, camping, woodworking and spent seven winters in south Texas. He also was a pitcher for the fast pitch softball team, coached legion kid’s baseball, and was a Cub Scout leader. Harry made bible pockets for all the pews in the Methodist Church. He also made many other beautiful and useful items for family and friends as gifts, such as cedar chests, toys, and furniture.
Harry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Donna; sons, Perry (Karen) Sage and Eric (Jennifer) Sage; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerome (Venita) Sage and Warren (Terry) Sage; sisters, Myrna Cline and Deborah (Tony) Knutson; and many other relatives and blended families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Sage Sr, and Elizabeth “Betty” Sage; son, Harlan in 2020; son, Mark in 1980; grandson, Hayden in 2007; brother, Stanley at birth; and in-laws, Charles and Wilma Jerman.   RIP Soldier.
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51. John Patrick Pick   US Army  (Nov 25, 2020)
JOHN'S OBITUARY
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Private family services for John Pick, age 65, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. Reverend Scott Schilmoeller will officiate, with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. A rosary will be held prior to the service.

Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk is in charge of arrangements.

John died Saturday, November 21, 2020, at his residence.

John Patrick Pick was born to Herbert and Virginia Pick in Norfolk, Nebraska. He lived in the Norfolk area his entire life. John graduated from Norfolk Senior High in 1974. He worked at Coca-Cola Bottling, and Kahler Construction for several years. John also served in the Army National Guard and had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before he retired. John’s guard unit assisted with the Yellowstone National Park wildfires. He was a member of Sacred Heart/Saint Mary’s Catholic parish and served as a lector and EMHC.

During John’s lifetime, he donated over 200 units of blood to the local Red Cross. He also rang the bell for Salvation Army Christmas kettles and spread Christmas cheer as Santa Claus. John loved to read, write poetry, fish, hunt, bowl, and visit with people. He spoke often of his National Guard experiences, his trips to Germany, and any new additions to his Barnes & Noble book collection. John spoke fondly of his nieces and nephews, Jeff, Jesse, Cody, Jennifer, Paige, Felicia, Kash, Cameron, and Jerrod, and gifted them with fishing trips, books, and movies.

John is survived by his mother, Virginia Pick of Norfolk, Nebraska; sister, Patti Echtenkamp of Norfolk; and brother, Joel Pick, of Norfolk.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father; brother, Tom; sister-in-law, Jennifer; nephew, Sean; and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.   RIP Soldier
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52. Bernard "Bert" J. Ketteler  US Army  (Nov23, 2020)
PETERSBURG - Bernard "Bert" J. Ketteler, 81, of Petersburg passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at home in Petersburg.
A private family-only Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, with the Rev. John Norman and Deacon John Starman officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 334 of Petersburg, Army Funeral Honor Guard and American Legion Riders.
The family invites the public to join them at St. John's Cemetery for the committal at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday, with social distancing measures respected. Visitation without family present will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, with a wake service at 6.
Social distancing and current COVID-19 DHM's effective will be followed at the visitation and masks are requested to be worn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Petersburg Parks Improvement Account and can be sent to: Boone County Foundation, P.O. Box 66, Albion, NE, 68620 or to www.nebcommfound.org/give/boone-county-foundation-fund.
Levander Funeral Home in Albion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Bert was born to Theodore and Lucy (Pape) Ketteler on a farm west of Petersburg, the youngest of 10 children. When he was 2 the family moved to their "home place" south of Petersburg. Bert graduated from St. John the Baptist High School in the class of 1957. Upon graduating he helped his dad on the farm.
In early 1959 his next older brother, Gerald, returned from the Army. Bert then enlisted in the U.S. Army, doing his basic and advanced training at Fort Benning, Ga. He was then deployed to the Canal Zone in Panama as a motor pool mechanic for the remainder of 1959 and 1960. He returned home to the farm but was called back into active duty when tensions arose over the building of the Berlin Wall in late 1961 and spent nine additional months at Fort Sill, Okla.
On Sept. 14, 1968, Bert was united in marriage to Kathy Metz at St John the Baptist Church in Petersburg. They made their home on a farm south of Petersburg, raising four boys, Lee, Allan, Daniel and Jeremy. Bert enjoyed farming, especially when it involved getting together with his brothers or neighbors to share in the work. Unfortunately, neither the marriage nor farming worked out, so Bert left the farm in 1986, moving into Petersburg. He worked various jobs in the area before settling in Grand Island, where he worked as a technician for Novartis Seed Corn, then as a USDA meat inspector for a couple years until he retired.
Bert moved back to Petersburg in 2012. He loved his hometown and was so happy to be back. Because his favorite hobby was working, he helped with upkeep at St. John's parish, helped Lee on the farm when needed, and worked part time at Zabka's Service. He really enjoyed working for Tom Zabka. It gave him the ability to keep working and get to visit with all the customers as they came in. Unfortunately, failing health sidelined Bert, and he was forced to fully retire in 2019.
Bert liked spending time with friends and family. He loved and was proud of his four boys and seven grandkids. He enjoyed meeting friends for coffee in the mornings. Throughout his years some of his best times involved participating in church or community events and attending family reunions or get-togethers. So many of his cousins were more like additional brothers and sisters. Bert, being the baby of a large family, was close with his nieces and nephews. He was a devout Catholic and an eternal optimist. Bert was caring and kind and always ready to help someone in need. Despite any setbacks or failings, he never complained about his situation. He will be remembered as a wonderful neighbor, friend and father.
Because Bert loved his family, friends, and community so much, he would not want anyone to become sick on his account. The family of Ted and Lucy Ketteler had planned a family reunion this past summer that unfortunately had to be canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Hopefully, in the near future, we will all be able meet in person to safely celebrate Bert's life.
Bert is survived by his four sons, Lee Ketteler of Albion, Allan (Renê) Ketteler of Grand Island, Daniel (Jeanne) Ketteler of Portage, Mich., and Jeremy Ketteler of Shelby; seven grandchildren, Keenan Ketteler, Haley Ketteler, Skylar Ketteler, Brennan Ketteler, Christian Ketteler, Rally Ketteler and Riggin Ketteler; sister, Rosemary Seier of Albion; sister-in-law, Donna Ketteler of Petersburg; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings, Cyril Ketteler, Gerald Ketteler, Theodore "Bud" Ketteler, Rita (LaVern "Cricket") Reicks, Jerome (Adelyne) Ketteler, Laurence (Mary) Ketteler, Richard (Eileen) Ketteler and La Vern (Germain) Ketteler; and brother-in-law, Jerome "Jerry" Seier.   RIP Soldier
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53. Murl Sylvan "Ole" Olsen   US Army  (Nove 21, 2020)
Sylvan “Ole” Olsen age 82 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating. Burial will be at the Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge with military rites by the Coleridge American Legion Post #114 and the Legion Riders.  Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, at church, one hour prior to services.  Face masks and social distancing are required for the visitation and funeral.  You may watch a live stream of the funeral at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live/  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Monte (Lyndsey) Olsen, Mallory (Christopher) Miess, Luther Olsen, Taylor (James) Olsen Neel, Shelby (Shane) Olsen Asmus, Aaron Olsen, Ross Olsen, and Keely Olsen.
Ole was born on October 4, 1938 on his Grandpa George Janssen’s farm outside of Coleridge, Nebraska to Murl and Bernice (Janssen) Olsen.  Ole attended both elementary and High School in Coleridge and graduated in 1956.  Fresh out of high school, he volunteered for the U.S. Army.  He served in Korea, Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Carson, CO.  After serving he worked for Beach Craft in Wichita, KS before returning home to work on Grandpa Janssen’s farm.  In 1960 he married the love of his life, Linda Lorraine Lofgren.  They started farming and raised their three sons on the farm.  Farming was Ole’s passion which he did for the remainder of his life.
Sylvan belonged to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge, served on church council, and volunteered to do snow removal for the church for 40 years.  He also coached town team baseball for many years.  Ole worked for Whole Hog Genetics for the past several years.  He was an avid Bulldog and Husker fan and a true patriot.  He loved to play cards (his house – his rules).  Ole enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up and prosper and enjoyed visiting with most anyone.
Sylvan is survived by his wife Linda of Coleridge; three sons Monte (Jill) Olsen of Grandview, MO, Kirk (Sharon) Olsen of Coleridge, NE, and Mike (Denise) Olsen of Coleridge; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren – Grace, Kellar, Lily Olsen, Asa, Amariyah Miess, and Kolby Neel.
He was preceded in death by his parents Murlin and Bernice Olsen, sisters and brothers-in-law Yvonne and Duane Dirks, Marcia and Donald Feelhaver; an infant brother Monte Dean Olsen.  RIP Soldier
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54. Larry Comas   US Army  (Nov 14, 2020)
NORFOLK — Memorial services for Lawrence J. “Larry” Comas, 68, Norfolk, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave., in Norfolk. Inurnment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Military honors will be by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, VFW Post 1644, American Legion Post 16 and the American Legion Post 16 Riders.
Visitation will begin an hour prior to services at the chapel. Masks are requested at the service.
He died Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
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Lawrence was born Nov. 7, 1951, in Chicago, to James Lawrence and Marilyn Ruth (Johnson) Comas. He graduated from Luther South High School in Chicago. Larry earned a bachelor’s degree and almost completed a master’s degree from Wayne State College in history.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from Aug. 28, 1969, until April 16, 1972.
Philosopher, poet, artist and friend — Larry lived in Socratic, thoughtful dialogue with the people and the world around him. His creativity and conversation enriched the minds and brightened the days of many souls over the years. He was Christian in his faith, highly valued his sobriety and the recovery fellowship at 303 Madison Ave.
Larry is survived by his brother, Paul Comas of Cliffside Park, N.J.; sister Monica Fullmer of Centennial, Colo.; cousins Linda Bergman Meaden of Balaton, Minn., Bonnie Borchard of Minnetonka, Minn., and David Okun of Niles, Ill.; and dear friends, the Rev. Jeff (Kim) Warner, Mark Hamilton, Russ Schwartz, Cecilia Weston Van Fleet and Zem Sedriks.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert “Bob” Comas.
A special thanks to all of Larry’s caregivers over the years at the Norfolk Regional Center and the Norfolk Veterans Home. RIP Soldier
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55. Donald Herman Figgner  US Army  (Nov 10, 2020)
DONALD "DON"'S OBITUARY
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Donald H. “Don” Figgner, 88 of Albion, NE passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward, Nebraska

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Fr. Mark Tomasiewicz officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Primrose, NE with military rites conducted by Sam Kinnier American Legion Post #347, Dan Cox American Legion Post #44 and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church with a 7 p.m. wake service.  CDC guidelines will be followed. Social distancing and Covid-19 DHM’s will be followed at both the visitation/service and masks are requested.

Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Herman Figgner, the son of Henry and Helen “Ruby” (Rumery) Figgner, was born on February 22, 1932 in Cuming County, NE. At the time of Don’s birth, he only weighed 2 ½ pounds. Originally, Don was to be named Herman Donald but when he was baptized on the family farm, the priest mixed up his first and middle names. Don attended country school through the 8th grade in Colfax County before joining his father working on the farm and trucking.

Don was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, Don was united in marriage to Lucille “Lucy” Michaelana Borowiak on October 28, 1954 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at Krakow, NE. They made their home in Columbus, NE where Don worked for Gerhold Concrete. They then moved to farms near Primrose, Belgrade, and Albion, NE where Don continued to farm. In 1996, the couple moved into Albion.

Don was passionate about being from the Clarkson, NE area and keeping in touch with family and old friends, a trait he passed on to his children. He never met a stranger. Don would attend farm sales, not to buy anything, but for the chance to socialize. Don loved telling stories of his past. He was also very passionate about farming. He enjoyed Sunday morning polka shows and going for Sunday drives, always stopping for a pop and peanut M&M’s. Don enjoyed having a good hamburger and would always let you know if whatever event he had been too had “good eats”.

Don was a member of the Sam Kimmer American Legion Post #347 of Primrose, NE, and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Primrose until it closed, and he transferred his membership to St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion. Attending church was important, and he rarely missed a Mass.

Don is survived by his two children: Donald L. Figgner of Albion, NE; Gaylene M. (Jeff) Johnson of Columbus, NE; seven grandchildren: Kiley (Nathan) Wragge of Kearney, NE; Jesse (Tyler) Coleman of Denver, CO; Tanner (Stephanie) Johnson of Columbus, NE; Shelby (Jason) Schlautman of Omaha, NE; Taylor (Sarah) Johnson of Laurel, NE; Allie Johnson of Lincoln, NE; Mattie Johnson of Lincoln, NE; eight great-grandchildren; three siblings: Eugene Figgner of Fremont, NE; David (Joyce) Figgner Sr. of Primrose, NE; Joan Schalk of Cedar Rapids, NE; one sister-in-law: Janice Figgner of Albion, NE; as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lucille; brother: Richard Figgner; sister and brother-in-law: Maxine and Paul Cave; sister-in-law: Jerane Figgner; three brothers-in-law: Ben Borowiak, Ted Borowiak, and Bob Schalk.
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56. Elmer Jerome Promes   US Army  (Nov 7 2020)
Elmer Jerome Promes, age 93 of Wynot, NE passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 surrounded by family.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Philip & James cemetery in St. James, Nebraska with military rites by the Wynot American Legion Post 31 and the Legion Riders.

A public visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Face masks are required for the visitation and funeral.

You may watch a livestream of the funeral service at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live/ .

Pallbearers will be Jerome’s grandsons, Cody Christensen , Reggie Hochstein, Justin Kathol, Garrett Fischer, Jesse Keiser, Jed Lewis, Jeremy Promes, Joe Promes, Jake Promes, Zach Kathol, Connor Pick, Brandon Bernard, and Will Littlejohn.

Jerome was born on December 31, 1926 in Wynot, NE. He attended District #33 country school in St. James until 8th grade and received an honorary diploma from Wynot Public High School in 2001. Jerome married Marcella “Sally” Feilmeier on January 20, 1948 in Hartington, NE. Together they raised a large family of 16 children on a farm outside of Wynot. Jerome & Sally were active members of Sts. Philip & James Catholic Church in St. James and Holy Family Parish in Wynot and were owners of Wynot Oil Company for 51 years.

Jerome was a true patriot. After serving in Okinawa in WWII, he became a member of the American Legion Post in Wynot, the VFW Post #5283 and the American Vets Post #18, both in Hartington. Jerome also served on the Bow Valley Park Association board and drove the school bus for Wynot Public High School for many years. He served on the Cedar Security Bank Board for decades until his death.

In the likeness of Jesus, Jerome helped to feed loaves and fishes, to the masses. He was instrumental in getting the original fish fries started at the Am Vets Post #18 in Hartington years ago. He hosted the original fish fries at the Weigand resort in Yankton after Gavins Point dam was built in the early ‘50s and he co-hosted Orville & Jerome’s Fish Frys for over 20 years in Hartington. When on the river, he rarely wore a life jacket and didn’t know how to swim. He would jokingly say, “If I was born to hang I’ll never drown”.

Jerome was a friendly and very humble man who always looked out for the underdog. It thrilled him to talk to the younger generations, especially his grand kids, sharing his wisdom and telling stories. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited for years and wouldn’t miss a good wild game feed. He was a man on the go and enjoyed playing guitar, singing old songs, playing cards, checking on his bluebird trail and dropping a few coins in the slots with his friends. As a strict Catholic, he allowed for no legitimate reason for ever skipping mass. His most prized possessions were his strong faith in God, his large extended family, and his many friends and neighbors. Jerome took great pride in farming the land and felt honored to live on, and care for, the Promes Family farm. A good work ethic was core to his being having frequently said, “life was hard work but we always knew how to make it fun.”

Jerome’s life seemed to come full circle when he moved to town in 2016. He sends a heartfelt “thank you” to the wonderful people of Wynot for supporting him, looking out for him and always including him as he aged. He was so very grateful. You all truly warmed his heart.

Jerome is survived by his 16 children and their spouses: Connie & Bill Christensen of Hartington; Carol & Kenny Hochstein of Hartington; Dennis & Rose Promes of Wynot; Joanie & Kenny Fuchtman of Omaha; Jerry & Jenny Promes of Yankton; Nancy & Rod Fischer of Hartington; Sheila & Don Keiser of Norfolk; Sally & Jerry Lewis of Norfolk; Cyril & Mary Ann Promes of Crofton; Janice & Doug Pick of Omaha; Joyce & Mike Bernard of Omaha; Dean & Denise Promes of Jefferson, IA; Daryl & Joetta Promes of Gowrie, IA; Lisa & Bill Littlejohn of San Diego, CA; Lori & Randy Olson of Omaha and Sherrie & Clair Kathol of Glidden, IA. He is also survived by 59 grandchildren, 98 greatgrandchildren (3 more are on the way), 3 step great grandchildren and 3 sisters-in-law, Alice Beyeler (Ray, “Toke” Beyeler), Carol Promes (Gerald), Sharon Promes (Irvy).

Jerome is preceded in death by his wife Sally; infant twin sons John & Joseph; granddaughter Kari Hochstein; great grandson Harvey Christenson, great granddaughter Selma Hochstein; his parents Joe and Ida Promes; his brothers Irwin “Irvy” Promes of Carroll, IA, Ray Promes of Wynot and Gerald “Red” Promes of Carroll, IA; his sisters Lucille Arens (Julius) of Hartington, Mildred Koch (Erwin) of Wynot and Mary Ann Promes of Wynot.   RIP Soldier
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John W Crosley Sr  USN
59. John W Crosley Sr  USN  (Oct 14, 2020)
JOHN'S OBITUARY
Private services for John W. Crosley, Sr., age 90, of Niobrara, Nebraska will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Reverend John Nelson will officiate, with burial in L’Eau Qui Court Cemetery in Niobrara.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4834, American Legion Post 224, and United States Navy Honor Guard.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Niobrara.
Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks are requested.
John died Friday, October 9, 2020, at his residence.
John W. Crosley, Sr., son of George and Hannah (Trudell) Crosley, was born July 27, 1930, at Santee, Nebraska in an area that is now covered by waters of the Missouri River. He and his mother, Hannah, were proud members of the Santee Sioux Nation. John grew up on the family farm and farmed with his father. He attended country school and later served his country in the United States Navy. He was married in 1951 and was the father of six children: John “Jack” Jr., Cheryl A., George E., Karlynn Ruth, Margaret F., and Jennifer L.
After returning home from the Navy, John did carpentry work across the Midwest. He was part of the construction crew that built Gavins Point Dam. John returned home to farm with his father before moving to Lindy to continue farming. He and his brother purchased the International business in the old town of Niobrara. John then became the owner of Anchor Ranch which he later sold to the Santee Sioux Nation. The ranch was renamed ST Bar Ranch, which John managed until he retired.
John married Mary Bruner in 1987.
John had a great love for horses. He enjoyed breaking them and participating in trail rides. He also participated in several ranch rodeos. John enjoyed saddling up his horse at the end of the day and going for a peaceful ride. He loved raising cattle as well.
John was a man who loved to visit. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.
John is survived by his wife, Mary Crosley; children, Cheryl A. (Gary) Vesely, George E. (Lynette) Crosley, Margaret F. Crosley, and Jennifer L. (Britt) Kelley; stepchildren, Pamela Garibay, Rhonda Norman, and Sondra Johnson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Betty Warren, Robert (Linda) Crosley, Gloria (Roland) Kluender, and Carol (Bob) Workman; and sister-in-law, Elaine Crosley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Hannah Crosley; daughter, Karlynn Ruth Crosley; son, John “Jack” Crosley, Jr.; sisters, Edna Warren and Phyllis Stickney; brother, Carl Crosley; and brothers-in-law, Dale Warren, Don Warren, and Leo Stickney.
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60. Francis "Frank" Lammers  US Army  (Oct 11, 2020)
Francis ‘Frank’ Lammers
Francis “Frank” Lammers, age 94, of Hartington, Nebraska died on Tuesday, October 06, 2020 at Arbor Care Center in Hartington.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery with military rites by the Hartington VFW Post #5283 and the Legion Riders.
Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00-6:30 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 5:30 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Saturday morning, at church, one hour prior to services.
Face masks and social distancing are required at the visitation and funeral. You may watch a live stream of the funeral at https:www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live/
Pallbearers are nephews Chuck Hirschman, Ron Hirschman, David Disher, David Lammers, Tom Lammers, and Todd Lammers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Hartington VFW Post #5283.
Francis Frederick was born on September 8, 1926 in Fordyce, Nebraska to Frederick and Winifred (Wieseler) Lammers. He grew up in Fordyce on the Lammers ranch and started working on the ranch at age 10. He attended elementary school in Fordyce and then graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1944. Frank worked as a farmer and truck driver until he enlisted in the U. S. Army, serving from 3/20/1945- 11/10/1946. Upon his honorable discharge he began working for the Corps of Engineers building dams, which Gavins Point Dam was one of them. He married Margaret Katherine Dreesen on June 12, 1951 in Constance, Nebraska. He and Margaret lived in Alabama, Kentucky, and West Virginia due to his work. They moved to Hartington in 1960. Frank later purchased and operated Lammers Skelly Service Station in Hartington until 1993 when he retired. Frank and Margaret loved to travel in the U.S. and in Alaska. They travelled a lot during the years of 1993-2003 until Margaret’s health prevented them from doing so. Margaret died on 4/23/2013 at the age of 87.
Frank was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, he was a volunteer fireman and former Fire Chief. He loved to hunt, camp, and tinker on small engines. In his younger years he played baseball and umpired. Frank was a stock car racer and built stock cars for various local drivers. He drove the school bus for many years, even after retirement.
Frank is survived by his four children, Dan (Joan) Lammers of Yankton, SD, Dean J. Lammers of Hartington, Denise (Bill) Webbert of Norfolk, Doug (Kelley) Lammers of Chalan, WA; four grandsons Jake Lammers & friend Eric, Kurt (Sarah) Lammers & Elle, Dylan and Ryan Webbert; sisters-in-law Jeanie Fourtner of North Platte, NE, Adeline Dreesen of Hartington, Rosie Dreesen of South Yankton, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Margaret; brothers Howard and Harold Lammers; sisters Mary Ann Hirschman and Georgine Disher; grandson William Webbert III; brothers-in-law Francis Dreesen, Kenny Dreesen, Clair Hirshman, John Disher, Ben Lowe; sisters-in-law Marian Lammers, Evelyn Lowe.  RIP Soldier
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Robert "Bob" Hopkins US Army
61. Robert "Bob" Hopkins US Army  (Oct 8, 2020)
ROBERT "BOB"'S OBITUARY
Limited public visitation for Robert “Bob” Hopkins, age 84, of Laurel, Nebraska will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020, at United Methodist Church in Laurel.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale, Nebraska. Pastor Darren Timberlake will officiate.

Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7603, American Legion Post 170, and American Legion Riders.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks are strongly suggested.

Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.

Bob died Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Robert E. “Bob” Hopkins, son of George Washington Allen Hopkins and Thelma Gertrude (LaBorde) Hopkins, was born June 28, 1936. He graduated from Neligh High School in 1954 and worked on installing natural gas pipeline right out of high school. Bob joined the United States Army on January 25, 1955 and was discharged on January 24, 1958. Bob worked construction driving truck in Omaha and Lincoln. On November 20, 1960, he was united in marriage to Marilyn R. “Mickey” Bliss. They were blessed with two children, Shannon R. and Jeri Kay.

Bob and Mickey lived in Neligh for eight years. He began working for Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas in 1960. The family moved to Laurel in 1968 and Bob retired on August 8, 1995.

Bob is survived by his wife, Marilyn “Mickey”; children, Shannon R. (Lois Tomasiewicz) Hopkins and Jeri Kay (Richard) Fiebelkorn; grandchildren, Lindsay (Phillip) Doerr, Brooke (Brady) Surface, Brett (Brittany Sage) Hopkins, and Blissanne Fiebelkorn; and siblings, Lois Sprout and Alvin (Nadine) Hopkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Hopkins; and sister, Barbara Hughes.

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62. Kearney Gene Lackas   USN  (Oct 3, 2020)
Kearney Gene Lackas, age 88 of Belden, died Monday September 28, 2020 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. He was born August 20, 1932 on a farm near Randolph the son of Mathew and Alice (Hansen) Lackas. He graduated from Belden High School in 1949 and farmed with his father until 1951 when he enlisted in the United States Navy serving from May 7, 1952 until discharged on February 21, 1954.
On August 8, 1956 he married Carol Kalin at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Coleridge. The couple farmed south of Belden and to this union were born 4 children: Gwen, Lori, Shelley and Greg. His wife, Carol passed away in February 2000.
Kearney married Katie Neese on March 9, 2002 at Union Presbyterian Church in Belden. They made their home on the farm near Belden.
He was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph. Throughout his life he was active in many activities, especially sports. He played baseball for many years and also coached. He played town team softball. He loved and faithfully followed his kids and grandkids in all of their activities.
Kearney was a member of the Randolph Public Schools Board of Education for many years. He was a lifetime member of Alderson Unit American Legion Post #149 of Belden.
Above all things Kearney was a family man.
Survivors include his wife Katie Lackas of Belden; his 4 children Gwen and Steve Jorgensen of Norfolk; Lori and Jay Smith of Norfolk; Shelley and Kevin Kirkland of Pender; Greg and Michelle Lackas of Carroll; 11 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; 2 Step Daughters Teri and Greg Wendel of Norfolk; Nancy and Russ Lenhoff of Omaha; 6 Step Grandchildren; 3 Step Great Grandchildren; 1 Step Great Great Grandchild;
1 Brother Marlin and Ruth Lackas of Scandia, MN; 1 Sister Sandra and Jess Dennis of Yankton, SD; 1 Sister-In-Law Joan Lackas of Osmond; several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his first wife, Carol; his brother Loyal; and stepson Jeff Neese.
Funeral Services
Funeral Services: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church – Randolph, NE
Date: Saturday October 3, 2020 – 10:30 A.M.
Interment: Belden Cemetery, Belden, Nebraska
Military Rites: Alderson Unit American Legion Post #149 of Belden; U.S. Navy Honor Guard; and the Legion Riders.
Visitation: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. with 7 P.M. Christian Wake Service ALL on FRIDAY at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home - Randolph
Minister: Deacon Doug Tunink
Music: Organist: Joan Thies; Cantor: Marty Thies  
Pallbearers: “Kearney’s Grandsons” Adam Jorgensen, Aaron Jorgensen, Jon McManaman, Kearney Lackas, Clinton Lackas, Seth Lackas
Honorary Pallbearers: “Kearney’s Granddaughters” “Alycia Gardiner, Shannon Bloomquist, Alison Smith, Amanda Smith, Cierra Kirkland.  RIP Sailor
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63. Marty & Larry Mach  US Navy  (Oct 2, 2020)
WESTON – Lawrence “Larry” J. and Margaret “Marty” A. Mach of rural Weston, entered into eternal rest together in an auto accident on Sept. 25, 2020 in Wahoo.
Larry and Marty were married on Sept. 22, 1979 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ulysses. They were members of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Plasi, they were both very active in their community and held many positions throughout the surrounding area.
Marty was born on March 24, 1954 in David City to Wilbur M. and Hilda Olga (Prochaska) Coleman. She graduated from David City Aquinas High School in 1972. Through the years, Marty worked as a CNA at South Haven, Saunders Care Center and St. Joseph Villa.
Marty was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the American Legion 254 Auxiliary and the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Rosary Society. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, baking kolaches and yodeling.
Larry was born Nov. 22, 1948 in North Bend, to Anton and Helen (Sedlacek) Mach. He graduated from Prague High School in 1967. He served his country in the U.S. Navy until he was honorably discharged. Larry worked for Goodyear for 40 years until his retirement.
Larry was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 1833 and the Fourth Degree Assembly. He was a member of the American Legion 254 and he was currently serving as senior vice commander for the State of Nebraska American Legion. Larry was currently serving on the Saunders County Board of Supervisors; he was a member of the Nebraska Cattleman and part of the Blue River Gang. He was a member of the Saunders County Livestock Association Board of Directors, 40/8 Voiture No. 1018, Eagles Aerie No. 1834, vice chair of the Seedstock Council and Nebraska Classic Board of Directors.
They ,re survived by children, Ross (Emily) Mach of Columbus, Ryan (Ashley) Mach of Gilbert, Ariz. and Wendy Mach of Weston; grandchildren, Brady, Bennett, Ensley and Wyatt; Marty’s siblings, Ray (Elain) Coleman, Marie (Dan) Pallat and Steve (KayLynn) Coleman; Larry’s siblings, Roger (Kami) Mach, Dale Mach, Joe (Julie) Mach and Lyle (Linda) Mach; Marty’s sisters-in-law, Betty Coleman and Joanie Coleman; Larry’s brother-in-law, Paul Plybon and many nieces and nephews.
They were preceded in death by their parents; Marty’s siblings, Wilbur Gene Coleman and Ron Coleman and Larry’s sister, Elaine Plybon.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Church, 214 E. Second St., Wahoo. Celebrant will be the Rev. Ronald Homes.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters Rosary, all at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.
Interment will be held with military honors at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery in Plasi.
Memorials can be sent in care of the family.  RIP Sailor
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Donald Benck   US Army
64. Donald Benck   US Army  (Sept 12, 2020)
DONALD'S OBITUARY
Graveside services for Donald Benck, age 92, of Bloomfield, Nebraska will be 1:00 p.m. September 12, 2020, at Bloomfield City Cemetery. Reverend Jacob Bobby will officiate.
Visitation will be September 11, 2020, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Donald died Monday, August 10, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield.
Donald H. Benck, son of Christian and Emma Benck, was born July 7, 1928, at Fairfax, South Dakota. Donald graduated from Bloomfield, Nebraska High School in 1946. He then served his country in the United States Army from 1946 until 1948. On October 31, 1948, Donald was united in marriage to Dorothy Sage at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. They were blessed with two children, Steven Allen and Gayle Diane.
Donald lived in Persia, Iowa; Norfolk, Nebraska, and Bloomfield, Nebraska throughout his lifetime. For the majority of his working life he was employed as a division manager and salesman for Standard Chemical Manufacturing Company. Donald was a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church of Bloomfield and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4996, of Bloomfield. He also served on the Bloomfield Public School board and Bloomfield volunteer fire department.
Donald is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Bloomfield; children, Steven (Barbara) Benck of Columbia Heights, Minnesota and Gayle Pierce of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandchildren, Timothy (Brittany) Delp of Lincoln, Stacey Pierce (Michael) Rumleanschi and Dustin Pierce of Omaha, Nebraska; great-grandchildren, Lilian and Raya Delp of Lincoln and Maximus Rumleanschi of Omaha; brother, Herbert Benck of Wichita, Kansas; sister-in-law, Lucille Sage of Sioux City, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Martin Benck and Clarence Benck; grandson, Kelly Delp; and son-in-law, Bruce Pierce.  
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Eldon Meyer  US Army
65. Eldon Meyer  US Army  (Sept 24, 2020)
Obituary for Eldon H. Meyer
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Eldon H. Meyer, 87, of Norfolk will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk with Rev. David Goehmann officiating. Interment will be held at the New Lutheran Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday also at the church. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. #1644, both of Norfolk, Nebraska American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard
Eldon passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Eldon H. Meyer was born Dec. 26, 1932, on the family farm in rural Howells to Harry and Sophie (Goeller) Meyer. He was confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humphrey and graduated from Creston High School in 1950.
Eldon served in the U.S. Army from June 22, 1953, to April 26, 1955, where he worked as a Morse code operator for the commander of the 41st Combat Engineer battalion.
After the service, he then farmed for 15 years in the Cornlea, Creston and Leigh area. He worked as a welder for Irrigation Pump Co. and Behlens in Columbus. He also worked as a sheet metal mechanic at Kenning and Reil, Murray’s and Volkman Plumbing and Heating in Norfolk, later retiring in 1990.
Eldon enjoyed watching K.C. Royals baseball, Cornhusker football, horse races, as well as fishing in South Dakota. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk, American Legion Post 16 and America Veterans Post 17.
Survivors include his daughters, Cindy (Frank) Vance of Omaha and Cheryl Ippolito of Las Vegas; a son, Russell Meyer of Las Vegas; three grandchildren, Nicholas Ippolito, Casey Vance and Kelly Vance; a great-grandson, Inti Tume Vance; two brothers, Lyle (Evelyn) Meyer of San Diego, Calif., and Douglas (Sandra) Meyer of St. Peters, Mo.; a sister, Marilyn Bender of Poncho Springs, Colo.; and a sister-in-law, June Meyer of Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Sophie, and a brother, Gordon
Organist for the funeral will be Tetsuya Sugita. Casket bearers will be Dan Bender, James Meyer, David Meyer and Nicholas Ippolito.
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Randall "Randy Armstrong  US Army
66. Randall "Randy Armstrong  US Army  (Sept22, 2002)
Obituary for Randall L. "Randy" Armstrong
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Randall L. "Randy" Armstrong, 68, of Omaha formerly of Norfolk will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Rev. Larry Carr officiating. Interment will be at the Best Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Randy passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at his residence in Omaha. Miltary rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. Post #1644, of Norfolk, Nebraska American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard
Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Randy was born December 20th, 1951 to Bill and Helen Armstrong in rural Norfolk. Oldest of 4 children with brother Jim of Michigan, brother Steve of Iowa and sister Jan of Missouri. Randy may have moved to the city in adulthood but the farm never left him. He loved the country atmosphere and people and he was well known for his love of old farm tractors having restored some himself and participated in many parades etc. He was president of the cornhusker two-cylinder club of northeast Nebraska. He was involved with his father in the dairy equipment business but later went to college for electronic technology and worked in the office equipment service area for 17 years. He went to Army basic training in 1970 and was in the Army reserves for two years. Then he was activated and was in Germany from 1972 to 1974. He married Jayne Lafrenz from Creighton in 1977 and from the marriage four children were born; Rhiannon, Shauna, Landon and Andria. They were later divorced in 1997. He got his private pilot’s license and later learned to country dance and enjoyed that a lot. He had a terrible heart attack in 1991 which he survived but had many consequences from that over the coming years. In 1998, he moved to Omaha and went to Creighton University for software development and then worked for West Teleservices. In 2007, he met and married the Love of his Life Brenda Cope of Porterville, CA. They lived there until she very unexpectedly passed away in late 2010. He then moved back to Omaha in 2011 and enjoyed being around his adult children and his 7 grandchildren who all live in Omaha or Lincoln.
Randy always believed in the Christian faith but it took on a very strong meaning with him in his late 20’s. over the subsequent years, despite taking a few detours down a wrong road, his faith grew and he developed a strong desire to learn bible prophecy and how it relates to where we are today. He shared his faith with many people and exhibited a real excitement for his eternal destiny in the blissfulness of heaven with many family and other loved ones and looking forward to seeing his wife Brenda again. He loved Jesus with all his heart and wanted others to discover the truth and develop that same strong love so that they too might experience everlasting joy.
Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.  RIP Soldier
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Dr Maurice Palmer  US Army
67. Dr Maurice Palmer  US Army  (Sept 18, 2020)
DR. MAURICE'S OBITUARY
Dr. Maurice R. Palmer, 102, of Albion, NE, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Boone County Health Center, Albion, NE.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Cardinal Inn Event Center, Albion, NE. A private family graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Janet Burgel officiating. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736 of Albion, NE, Army Funeral Honor Guard, and the American Legion Riders. Masks are requested to be worn at the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Maurice Riley Palmer was born to J. Elmer and Myrl Palmer on March 9, 1918 in his house in Fairfield, NE. He was an accomplished clarinet player and played under the direction of John Phillips Sousa in Oklahoma in the seventh grade. In high school, he played basketball, football, and qualified for state track in the hurdles. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1936.
Upon graduation, he was employed from 1936 to 1939 by Bossemeyer Bros. Elevator in Superior, NE. In 1939, he went to work for Gooch’s Milling Company as a traveling salesman in Western Nebraska. He met the love of his life, Marjorie Wrench, while participating in the city band in Superior, NE in 1938. They married on July 6, 1941 and were together for a wonderful 68 years. They lived in North Platte until he was drafted into World War II in October 1942. He served with the Quartermaster Corp of the Sixth Army and was stationed at Fort Francis E. Warren in Cheyenne, WY. He was transferred to the South Pacific Theatre on a cargo boat out of San Francisco. He fought in the Battle of Leyte in October 1944 and received the Bronze Star Medal for the invasion of the Philippines. He spent time in New Guinea and then Japan after the surrender of the Japanese. Maurice was honorably discharged in 1945 and enrolled in the Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1946 on the GI Bill. He graduated in the top 10% of a 300-person class in 1948. Maurice chose Albion to settle in, and on February 12, 1949 he opened his first office above what is now the Kay Nicole Salon Building. In 1950, he moved his office to the location of the Pittenger hotel and later in 1961 to the building where Palmer Eye Care currently resides. He retired from optometry in 1994.
Maurice served as Mayor of Albion from May 5, 1954 until May 2, 1956 during which Albion’s first pool was built. He was on the Albion School Board for three terms, serving from May 1961 until April 1970. A lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, he was active on many boards in the church throughout the years.      
He was an avid horseman, raising, training, and showing quarter horses for almost 40 years. In 1969, he moved south of Albion to farm and raise polled Herefords and later black Angus. He was active in the cattle and hay operation until his death.
Maurice enjoyed all Husker sports, stock car racing and rodeos. He was a champion for Albion sports and later Boone Central Athletics. He loved his cattle and also his draft horses which he used in many local parades over the years. He will be remembered for his love of cooking, his sweet tooth, his fast walk, and his constant optimism. If you asked him anything, the answer you would have gotten was that it was the best he had ever seen, the best he had ever heard or the best he had ever eaten. More than anything, he loved his family.
He is survived by two sons: Tracy Palmer of Albuquerque, NM; Dr. Mark (Patricia) Palmer of Albion, NE; one daughter: Renee (Mitch) Budzenski of Stilwell, KS; five grandchildren: Dr. Ryan (Alexandra) Palmer of Blair, NE; Dr. Alison (Brock) Kuester of Albion, NE; Whit (Katie) Palmer of Omaha, NE; Renata Palmer of Denver, CO; Darren Palmer of Albuquerque, NM. He leaves a legacy of eight great-grandchildren: Lucas, Madeline, Amelia and Sebastian Palmer; William and Connor Kuester; and Sloan and Kane Palmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, two sisters, two brothers, and his parents.  RIP Soldier
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Clarence Tichota  US Army
68. Clarence Tichota  US Army  (sept. 19, 2020)
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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Clarence Tichota age 81 of Beemer, NE will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Beemer, NE. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., and will continue on Saturday one hour prior to the service, both at the church. Masks are recommended to be worn while inside the church. Minnick Funeral Home in West Point is handling the arrangements.
Clarence passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Pender Community Hospital.
Clarence Joe Tichota was born on December 29, 1938 to Joe L. and Catherine (Walter) Tichota at Beemer, NE. He attended Cuming County Rural School and graduated from Beemer High School in 1956. Clarence served in the United States Army from November 6, 1961 until he was honorably discharged on November 5, 1963. Clarence returned to Beemer and began painting with D & C Painting, which he later became a partner in. He later served as a on the Cuming County Board of Supervisors for 20 years, a position he thoroughly enjoyed.
Clarence was a member of Beemer American Legion Post #159, where for many years he took care of renting the Beemer Ballroom and American Legion Hall, was longtime member of the Beemer Fire Department. Clarence loved to go fishing, play cards, tend to his garden, his ducks and geese, conversing with everyone, which probably started with a joke, and the twinkle in his eye was never brighter than when children where in his company.
Survivors include-
Brother-Lambert Tichota of Joplin, MO
Sister-JoAnn and Ray Benash of Lincoln, NE
Brother-LeRoy and Phyliss Tichota of Council Bluffs, IA
Sister-Debbie and Butch Nolting of Bancroft, NE
He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and a host of good friends.
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Harry Stewart   USN
69. Harry Stewart   USN  (Sept 12, 2020)
Harry was the eldest of 3 children born to Frank and Francis (Wilson) Stewart. He was born on April 26, 1939, in Niobrara, Nebraska.  Harry excelled in many sports in high school including football. This was significant as he had overcome polio at age 7 and was wheelchair-bound. He overcame his disability and went on to become Niobrara High School’s first athlete to win the Nebraska Sports Writer’s Award for "All-Star State Player” in 1957. Due to this accomplishment, Harry earned a football scholarship to Wayne State College which he attended for two years. He then decided to follow in his father, Frank’s footsteps by joining the US Navy in 1959. Harry trained to become an electrician and was assigned to the battleship USS Saratoga. He proudly wore his USS Saratoga hat throughout his life.
Our Dad and Mother Jackie had dated a few times in high school as friends. While on Navy leave back home, their relationship blossomed into something more. Many Navy love letters later, Harry returned to Nebraska to win the heart of Helen "Jackie" Reynolds. They were married in Niobrara shortly after he was honorably discharged from his service and Jackie graduated from UNL, in June of 1962.  They honeymooned their way to California where Harry's parents had moved previously.  They began their married life together by the ocean in Santa Ana, California. It was here that their first two children were welcomed with Anna Marie who was born on Harry’s birthday in 1964.  Teresa Elaine arrived shortly thereafter in 1965.  The couple enjoyed living in the California sunshine for a few years, but the Midwest called them back. Lincoln, Nebraska (where Jackie graduated college) is where the Stewarts settled into their big white house on Dudley street.  They added two more to their family including a son, Sean Edward, 1968 and their baby daughter, Stephanie Susan who was born in 1975. Stephanie would be the one who took loving care of Harry and Jackie, both in her home during their last days on earth. Harry and Jackie lived happily ever after on Dudley street for 54 years creating many friendships, blessings, visits, and memories which will never be forgotten.
Harry always had a spirit of innate goodness, community mindfulness and was a very selfless person. However, if he liked you...he gave you a nickname and teased you! He worked for the Lincoln Police Department for two years and then he joined the Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff’s office where he was a big part of their law enforcement family for almost 40 years. Harry excelled as a Deputy because he wholeheartedly believed in "truth, and justice for all no matter who you were. He successfully enjoyed many roles within the department including patrols, being a member of the rescue/recovery scuba team, working narcotics and being a narcotics team trainer, working in Youth court, and being a security guard at gem shows. He earned many distinguished awards in law enforcement including becoming a US Marshall.  He received honors for “secret and special projects” in drug enforcement. Even after he was officially retired, he enjoyed his career and co-workers so much that he worked part-time with the front entrance security team at the courthouse until Dementia robbed him of his public duties.  His co-workers and those he had once arrested and then helped afterward, fondly remember him for his fairness, bad jokes and ability to make others feel validated.  He was fondly known as "Dirty Harry" after Clint Eastwood’s movie character.
During his expansive law enforcement career, Harry’s heart of compassion and service was expressed many times over as it was common for the Stewarts to take in lost souls and troubled teens who needed mentoring.  Many people credited Harry with inspiring and helping them become better people. In addition to his full-time career, Harry always had a side painting business where he would teach others a decent trade.  Many times he took his kids. Harry taught a good work ethic by example. He also sold Christmas Trees as a part-time job during the holidays. He probably gave away more trees than he sold to needy families. He was giving like that.
Harry’s hobbies included tinkering with and fixing electronics and old radios which was a nod to his electrician training. He loved music of all kinds and he could swing dance with gusto, and he was known to outdance his kids and even his grandkids. He loved all kinds of animals, especially dogs and cats. They seemed naturally drawn to him. It could be that he fed them snacks constantly.  
He taught his children many practical lessons too, such as that “duct tape could fix anything”.  Most importantly, our father taught us his own “golden rule” which was that you give the same respect to the Janitor that you give to the CEO. Both were equal in his eyes. He always was respectful to everyone he met (a true gentleman). He always had a dollar, a mint or something shiny to offer you from his pocket. It was heartbreaking to watch 10 years of dementia slowly tear him away from us, but his kind nature and loving character remained with him. He had a servant's heart until the very end even when he lost his ability to verbally communicate.
Harry Stewart is survived by his four adult children and their spouses which include Anna (Rey) Alcalde of Lincoln, Teresa (Kurt) Hackbarth of Aspen, CO, Sean (Katherine) Stewart of Lincoln, and Stephanie Stewart (Kyle Dietz) of Lincoln. Harry loved babies and children especially and he was so proud of his kids, and his 19 wonderful grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Harry's beloved wife and soul mate of 57 years, Jackie died in October 2019. Harry missed her dearly, but now they have reunited again in Heaven. Harry is further survived by his younger brother Lonnie Stewart whom he loved dearly.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Francis Stewart and his younger sister Kris Ann Stewart.
At this time due to the current state of the world, a formal memorial service for Harry will be held later in September 2020.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Venmo@Anna-Alcalde. These memorial funds will be used to establish a scholarship that will be awared to a Niobrara high school student who is interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. If you have a personal story, thought or joke to share about our wonderful father, grandpa and brother Harry Stewart…we would love to hear from you by emailing us at annaalcaldeartist@gmail.com.  RIP Sailor
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Donald Vernon Metz   US Army
70. Donald Vernon Metz   US Army  (Sept 10, 2020)
CROFTON  — Services for Duane V. Metz, 87, Yankton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton. The Rev. Jim Keiter will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Crofton American Legion Post 128 and American Legion Riders.
Visitation will begin an hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Social distancing will be observed at the visitation and the funeral.
He died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
Wintz Funeral Home of Crofton is in charge of the arrangements.
Duane Vernon Metz was born on Jan. 18, 1933, to Vernard Arthur and Harriet Lucille (Inch) Metz. He lived with his parents and grandparents in the Mission Hill, S.D., area. He attended elementary school in Mission Hill, completed two years of high school at Gayville, S.D., and the last two years at Yankton High, graduating in 1950.
Duane worked at Tielke Motors until December 1952. He enlisted in the Army Security Agency in January 1953. Duane spent about nine months in cryptography school and basic training in the states and served two years in Germany.
Duane graduated from Southern State College in Springfield, S.D., during the summer of 1961. He received a master of arts degree from University of South Dakota at Vermillion in 1966. Duane was employed as a mathematics and physics instructor at Parkston High School from 1961 until he retired in the spring of 1994.
Duane married Ann Maibaum on Aug. 18, 1986, in Stanton with close friend Father Tim Lange officiating.
Duane did painting and repair work in the summers and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, waterskiing and working in the garden. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 791, South Dakota Education Association and the National Rifle Association. He also a member of the National Education Association while teachig and a member of Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
Duane is survived by his sister, Kay Armstrong of Fort Collins, Colo.; four brothers, Jim (Sue) Metz of Walls, Miss., Gene (Linda) Metz of Phoenix, Ariz., Alan (Lenora) Metz of Fayetteville, Ark., and Doug (Barb) Metz of Matthews, N.C.; brother-in-law Konrad (Darlene) Maibaum of Crofton; many nieces and nephews and their families.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Harriett Metz; his spouse, Ann in September 2017; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Minnie Maibaum; and two brothers-in-law Dave Armstrong and Vern Maibaum.
To watch a livestream of the service, please visit www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live
Pallbearers will be Paul Maibaum, Joe Maibaum, Jeff Maibaum, Bill Maibaum, Mike Maibaum, Tony Maibaum and Doug Metz. Honorary pallbearers will be Alan Metz, Jim Metz, Gene Metz, Kay Armstrong, Nancy Potts, Mary Dittrich, Sandy Mellen and Mark and Shar Peterson.
Memorials may be directed to Parkston High School Mathematics and Physics Department, 102 A South Chapman Drive, Parkston, S.D., 57366 or the Heartland Humane Society, 3400 SD 50, Yankton, S.D., 57078.
Cards or local memorials may be sent to Nancy Potts 89853 559th Ave., St. Helena, NE 68774.
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71. Dunn Reunion 2020  (Sept 6, 2020)
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Gary Wragge    YS
72. Gary Wragge    YS  (Sept 3, 2020)
PLAINVIEW — Private services for Gary G. Wragge, 82, Plainview, will be Thursday, Sept. 3, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Plainview. The Rev. Donna Fonner will officiate with burial in the Pleasant View Cemetery in rural Plainview. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 148 of Plainview and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church in Plainview. Masks are requested.
He died Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at CHI Health Plainview Hospital in Plainview.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel of Osmond is in charge of the arrangements.
Gary Guy Wragge was born on Oct. 8, 1937, in Pierce County to Harry H. and Myrtle C. (Stevens) Wragge. He was baptized on Aug. 7, 1938, and confirmed March 21, 1951, at Christ Lutheran Church in Pierce. He attended rural schools in Pierce County and Pierce High School until January 1955.
When he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, he served from Jan. 14, 1955, to Oct. 7, 1958. Gary was very proud of his four years of Navy service and had many stories to tell of his six-month tour aboard U.S.S. Yorktown.
He married Marilyn Buss on Nov. 26, 1956, at Yankton. They were parents of three children: Michael Gary, Michelle Sue and Mark David.
After his discharge from the Navy, they moved to Plainview, and he worked for his uncle, Elmer Stevens, on the farm. He later worked at the Plainview Creamery, sold 4x4 Feed and operated the mobile grinder for Buss Farm Service. He owned the Corner Café for a year and was service manager at Watson Chevrolet. He then farmed and raised hogs with his sons until suffering a stroke in May 1996.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Plainview.
He is survived by his loving spouse of 63 years, Marilyn Wragge; his children, Mike and Lori Wragge, Michelle and Tim Brabec and Mark and Denise Wragge; nine grandchildren, Tim, Kristi, Kari, Danny, Bret, Jay, Cami, David, and Nathan; three step-grandchildren, Joy, Joel and Luke; 18 great-grandchildren, MJ, Britlee, Beau, Bailee, Bradyn, Brody, Collyn, Bailey, Mason, Braylon, Cooper, Everly, Jaxon, Miles, Baker, Lane, Owen and Aiden; five step-great-grandchildren, Maddox, Paxton, Bennett, Quinn and Mason; a sister-in-law, Jeanine Wragge; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Myrtle, and his brother, Darrell Wragge.
Organist will be Jan Krause and soloist will be Jim Krause. Musical selections will be “Here I am Lord,” “Softly and Tenderly,” and recorded hymns “Just As I Am” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Casketbearers will be Danny Beal, Bret Beal, Jay Beal, Tim Wragge, David Wragge and Nathan Wragge. Honorary casketbearers will be Kristi Bleach, Kari Erickson, Cami Brabec, Joy Beerbohm, Joel Brabec and Luke Brabec.   RIP Sailor
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LaVern Nissen
73. LaVern Nissen  (Aug 25, 2020)
LAVERN'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
LaVern W. Nissen, 96, of Petersburg, NE, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with Fr. John Norman and Deacon John Starman officiating. Interment will be at the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post #334 of Petersburg, NE, Army Funeral Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 at the church with a 7 p.m. wake service.
Social distancing and current Covid-19 DHM’s effective will be followed at both the visitation and mass.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of arrangements.
LaVern was born April 14, 1924 to Willie and Mary (Salber) Nissen near Elgin, NE. He attended rural schools in Antelope County and graduated from Elgin High School in 1942. After graduation, LaVern worked in farming until being drafted into the Army on September 28, 1944. LaVern had 16 weeks of basic training at Camp Walters in Mineral Falls, TX. Following basic training he was shipped to the Philippine Islands where he saw combat in WW II. LaVern was later shipped to Yokohama Japan for police duty until being honorably discharged on November 26, 1946. LaVern was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, WW II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal. After his discharge LaVern returned to Albion and started farming with his father and brother.
On May 27, 1952, he married Arlene Borer at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE. They made their home on a farm east of Albion in the Bradish area for 25 years where their five children were born. LaVern retired from farming in 1977 and moved into Albion where LaVern worked for Taylor Oil Co until 1982. In 1982 LaVern and Arlene moved to Petersburg where LaVern semi-retired and did seasonal farm work as needed and later was a volunteer at the senior center, delivering meals and serving on the senior center board.
LaVern was an active member of the Petersburg American Legion and St John the Baptist Catholic Church. LaVern enjoyed spending time with his family, putting together jigsaw puzzles and watching sports of all kinds.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years: Arlene of Petersburg; children: Tim (friend Sue) of Polk City, IA; Dan (Connie) Nissen of Lincoln, NE; daughter-in-law: Marty Nissen of Garland, NE; Larry (Randi) Nissen of Milford, NE; Marilu (Tim) Fichtner of Milford, NE; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister: Dorothy Belgum of Albion; brother-in-law: Bill (Martie) Borer of Norfolk, sister-in-law: Donna Borer of Grand Island, NE; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his son, Ron Nissen; granddaughter: Jayna Nissen; his parents; siblings: Marjorie (Eugene) Von Bonn; Gerald (Marilyn) Nissen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: LeRoy Belgum; Mary (Warren) Ewing; Marjorie (Gradon) Whitten; Ray Borer; Norbert (Marilyn) Borer; Vernon (Eleanor) Borer; and Jim Borer.   RIP Soldier.
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Henry Starkel
74. Henry Starkel  (Aug 22, 2020)
NORFOLK — Memorial services for Henry G. “Huck” Starkel, 81, Norfolk and Mapleton, Iowa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Rev. Lee Weander will officiate. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Military rites by American Legion Post 16, V.F.W. Post 1644, Nebraska American Legion Riders and U.S. Army Honor Guard.
Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral chapel.
He died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at his home in Mapleton.
1939-2020
Henry (Huck) Gilbert Starkel was born Feb. 27, 1939, to Henry A and Elizabeth (Schwindt) Starkel in Norfolk.
Henry was one of 11 siblings. He was 18 years old when he signed up for the National Guard with his best friend, Jerry Tierney. He stayed in the National Guard for a year then joined the U.S. Army with best friend, Jerry Tierney. He received his G.E.D. while in the Army.
He married Glenda Barbara Ann Bowers on May 2, 1958. They were blessed with five children: Terry, Kevin, Lori, Kellye and Jeremy.
As soon as they got married in 1958, he left for Army bootcamp. He was in bootcamp in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He then was stationed in Fort Ord, Calif., Fort Roberts and Ft. Lewis, Wash., for more training.
He then was transferred to Fort Hood, Texas, in the Armored Division and on to Fort Benning for jump school. He went onto Fort Bragg for special forces training as a Green Beret. As a Green Beret, he was then stationed in Vietnam for two years.
He received his National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter Rifle Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
While in the Army, he also enjoyed playing the guitar and entering singing contests while in the service.
In 1968, he got out of the Army and moved back to Norfolk. When he returned to Norfolk, he enjoyed playing the guitar and singing at the Shady Inn/Riverside in Norfolk. While there, he was offered a job to sing in a band in Dallas, Texas, but turned down the opportunity because by that time he had three children.
After the Army, he worked at Henningsen Foods. After that, he went to work as the senior maintenance man at Midwestern Beef Packing House/Dugdale/Beef America in Norfolk until the year 2000 when he retired from the packing house.
In between the beef packing house, he worked as an electrician at Nucor Steel for four years.
After getting divorced, he moved to Mapleton, Iowa, to be close to his best friend, Jerry Tierney.
Henry loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle and attend the motorcycle rallies in Sturgis, S.D. He loved listening and singing to country music. His son, Jeremy, followed in his father’s footsteps for the love of singing and playing country music. His grandson, Colton Staudenmaier, followed in his footsteps of serving in the U.S. Army, and is currently active duty
He said he was most proud of and enjoyed all of his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Kevin (Jeannie) Starkel of Norfolk, Lori (Greg) Staudenmaier of Norfolk, Kellye Starkel of Norfolk, Jeremy (Kristin) Starkel of Norfolk; daughter-in-law Beth Starkel of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren Jagur Starkel, Melissa Bolt, Chasity (Kevin) Johnson, Hannah (Steve) Oldkow, Beau (Jordan) Starkel, Ben Starkel, Ian Starkel, Caleb Starkel, Cierra Starkel, Alex Starkel, Skyler Starkel, Nick Staudenmaier, Zach Staudenmaier, Colton Staudenmaier, Austin Schmit, Caydun Schmit, Kahzryn Schmit and Jackson Avery; 11 great-grandchildren; and siblings Roger Starkel of Casa Grande, Ariz., JoAnn Johnson of Norfolk and Sharon Godel of Phoenix.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth; parents-in-law, Glen and Lisetta Bowers; siblings Irene, Marjorie, Delores, Leonard, Laverne, Duane and Walter; his son, Terry Starkel; and his best friend, Jerry Tierney.
There will be a luncheon at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel reception hall following the burial. The memorial service and graveside service will be livestreamed on the Stonacek Funeral Chapel Facebook page.
Memorials can be sent to 702 N. 19th St., Norfolk NE, 68701. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.   RIP Soldier
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75. Glenn Sazama Graveside Services  (Aug 15, 2020)
BLOOMFIELD — Services for Glenn D. Sazama, 90, of Bloomfield will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield. The Rev. Lynde Linde will officiate. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Osmond City Cemetery, Osmond, with military rites by Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post #3878, American Legion Post #326 and Son’s Of The American Legion, Osmond.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church. Social distancing and COVID-19 DHM’s will be followed, and masks required at visitation and funeral. Stonacek Memorial Chapel of Osmond is in charge of the arrangements.

He died Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at Avera Creighton Hospital.

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Glenn Dale Sazama, son of Charles and Sophie (Kudera) Sazama, was born on Feb. 27, 1930, on the family farm north of Osmond. Glenn was baptized on April 14, 1946, at The First Presbyterian Church in Osmond. He attended country school at District #62 through the eighth grade. He did not attend high school and worked instead as a hired hand for his father.

On Feb. 20, 1952, Glenn entered the United States Army and reported to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for infantry and heavy equipment training. On Aug. 8, 1952, he was sent to Korea. Glenn was honorably discharged from the Army at Camp Carson, Colo., on Feb. 20, 1954. After the service, Glenn continued to farm with his father.

On June 5, 1957, Glenn was married to Joan Ahlers, who he knew since childhood, at the First Presbyterian Church in Osmond. They were blessed with five children, Ted, Kathleen, Julie, Rhonda and Marion.

Glenn and Joan lived on a farm 3½ miles north of Osmond, where all five of their children were born. Eight years later, they moved to the Sazama family farm, which was 4 miles north and three-quarters of a mile west of Osmond. Glenn and Joan finished raising their family on this farm and resided there for 48 years until moving in September 2013 to the Sunset View Assisted Living in Bloomfield to be closer to their daughters. Joan passed away on Oct. 15, 2017.

Glenn was a member of the First Presbyterian and United Methodist churches in Osmond for 56 years, served faithfully in many capacities and on many church committees and boards. In 2013, Glenn transferred his membership to the Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield.

Glenn was a member of VFW post #3878, American Legion Post #326, and honorary member of VFW Post 9399 at Apache Junction, Ariz.

Glenn took great pride in farming and caring for the land. He was a jack of all trades and could fix or build almost anything. Glenn enjoyed bowling in his younger years, attending his grandchildren’s sporting and school events, playing cards and bingo, pitching horseshoes, fishing, coin collecting, going to the casino and watching baseball on TV.

Glenn is survived by his children, Ted Sazama (friend Sheila), of Apache Junction, Kathy (Steve) Auch of Lesterville, S.D., Julie (Ron) Broders and Rhonda (Jeff) Surface, all of Bloomfield; 17 grandchildren, Amanda (Freddy) Rojas, Charles Sazama, Jared (Kaite) Sazama, Eric Sazama, Vickie Sazama, Tabetha Sazama, Brandon (Jenna) Auch, Aaron (Erin) Auch, Brittany (Matt) Arens, Ryan Auch, Heather (Andy) Gubbels, Adam (Kyah) Broders, Rebecca (Tyson) Hasz, Timothy Broders, Kyle (Jessica) Surface, Megan (Jake) Runyon and Brady (Brooke) Surface; 23 great-grandchildren, Zelenka and Zoren Rojas, Zachary and Isaiah Sazama, Sawyer Sazama, Nataleigh Sazama, Alexa Sazama, Tyson, Weston and Kasyn Auch, Greta Auch, Macy and Benjamin Arens, Tadan and Rowen Gubbels, Zane and Adler Broders, Scarlett and Warren Surface, Hudson and Hayes Runyon, Rogue Surface and one on the way; sister-in-law Shirley (Gene) Kiichler-Hixson of Osmond; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr. and Sophie Sazama; wife Joan; daughter Marion in infancy; three brothers, Clarence, Lawrence and Charles Jr.; two sisters, Wilma Thompson and Emily Nielsen; nephews Lyle, Dennis and Donovan Sazama; and a niece, Gloria (Sazama) Heick.

Organist for the ceremony will be Deb Hoffman with congregational hymn “In The Garden.” Soloist will be Amanda Rojas singing “Precious Lord Take My Hand.” Recorded hymns will be “One Day At A Time,” by Cristy Lane, and “When We All Get To Heaven,” by Alan Jackson.

Casket bearers will be Charles Sazama, Jared Sazama, Eric Sazama, Brandon Auch, Aaron Auch, Ryan Auch, Adam Broders, Timothy Broders, Kyle Surface and Brady Surface. Honorary casket bearers will be Amanda (Sazama) Rojas, Brittany (Auch) Arens, Heather (Broders) Gubbels, Rebecca (Broders) Hasz, Megan (Surface) Runyon, Tabetha Sazama and Vickie Sazama.  RIP Soldier

Services will be streamed on Facebook Live through Bloomfield Christ Memorial United Methodist Church Facebook page.

Online condolences may be sent to www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
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76. Jerome T Boeckman  (Aug 15, 2020)
Jerome T. Boeckman, age 94 of Wynot, Nebraska died on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, Nebraska.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 10:30 am at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wynot with military honors by the Wynot American Legion Post 31 and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with a vigil service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Saturday. Facemasks and social distancing will be required at the visitation and funeral. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, NE.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Felber, Jody Boeckman, Derek Boeckman, Broderick Diez, Craig Boeckman, Ryan Boeckman, and Keith Bittner.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jerome’s grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jerome was born on February 23, 1926 in St. Helena, Nebraska to Fred and Rose (Hesse) Boeckman.  He grew up in St. Helena and attended District 57 Country School until the eighth grade.  Jerome started working on the farm soon after with his father and brothers.  He served in the U.S. Army from 5/29/1946 – 1/14/1947 in the Army Occupation Forces in Japan after WWII.  Jerome married Zeta Marie Day at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Newcastle, NE.  To this union 12 children were born.  Jerome farmed his entire life.
Jerome was member of the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church, the Wynot American Legion Post #31.  He was a past member of the Parish Council during the construction of the new parish hall.  Jerome was a natural mechanic and welder.  He loved to visit and socialize with family and friends.
Jerome is survived by his ten children and spouses Janice (Perry) Sherman of Wynot, Joyce (Al) Bittner of Lennox, SD, Richard (Donna) Boeckman of Wynot, NE, Mick (Karen) Boeckman of Wynot, Chuck Boeckman of Wynot, Don (Angie) Boeckman of Wynot, LuAnn (Bob) Felber of Tabor, SD, Loren (Connie) Boeckman of Wynot, Pam Bruning and fiance Tony Kalin of Coleridge, Cathy (Dave) Diez of Gretna, NE; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; one brother-in-law Alphonse Wiepen of Coleridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Zeta on 3/11/2018 at the age of 89; two daughters Romaine and Mary Lou; three brothers Ralph, Jimmy, and Rudy Boeckman; sister Sylvia (Joe) Peitz; and many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.   RIP Soldier.
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Douglas Galvin
77. Douglas Galvin  (Aug 8, 2020)
NORFOLK — Memorial services for Douglas M. Galvin, 68, of Hadar will be held at a later date. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is handling the arrangements.
He died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
1951-2020
Douglas M. “Doug” Galvin was born Sept. 21, 1951, at Osmond to Dennis and Donna (Smalley) Galvin. He graduated from Norfolk High School in 1970.
After graduating from high school, Doug was drafted into the United States Army, serving from March 4, 1971, until March 21, 1973. After serving his country, Doug came back to Northeast Nebraska where he started working for Gibson Discounts in Norfolk, finding his love for helping people in the sporting goods department until they closed. Doug then took his sporting goods expertise and went to work for Country General in Norfolk before working for Clausen Manufacturing for 15 years, retiring in 2014.
Doug enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching all kinds of sporting events, and was an avid Nebraska sports fan. He was a member of the American Legion Post 16 and the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his mother, Donna Galvin of Hadar; Dan Galvin and dear friend Connie of Hadar; Dave Galvin and dear friend Kim of Norfolk; two nieces, Melissa (Jay) Svoboda of Lincoln and Cortney Galvin and son McKabe; and numerous aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Galvin, and brother Dale Galvin.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
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Don & Sandy Maybon
78. Don & Sandy Maybon  (July 1, 2020)
MADISON — Memorial services for former Madison Mayor Donald G. “Don” Maybon, 80, and Sandra M. “Sandy” Maybon, 80, Norfolk, formerly of Madison, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison. The Rev. Donna Goltry will officiate. Inurnment will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.
Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 35, VFW Post 5763, both of Madison, Nebraska American Legion Riders and the U.S. Army Guard.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the service also at the church. Masks are required for the funeral and visitation.
She died Monday, July 20, 2020, at the Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, and he died Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at the Faith Regional.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Don was born April 14, 1940, in St. Edward, to Everett and Mildred (Carlson) Maybon. Don attended grade school in Albion and graduated from Albion High School. After his education, Don served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 28, 1958, to June 2, 1960, and he served in Germany.
Sandy was born May 4, 1940, in Sioux City, to Clifford and Thelma (Robbins) Nelson. Sandy attended grade school in Ringsted, Iowa, and graduated from Ringsted High School. She then attended and graduated from Wayne State College with a teaching degree.
Don and Sandy (Nelson) were married on Aug. 14, 1960, in the Ringsted Presbyterian Church in Ringsted. They were the first to be married in the Presbyterian Church.
After marriage, Don and Sandy lived in Columbus, Belgrade, Albion and then Madison in 1970. Sandy taught education for 37 years in Columbus, Albion, Cedar Rapids and Madison (St. Leonard’s and public) until she retired. She never fully retired as she substitute taught in the Madison area.
Don owned and operated the San Anna restaurants for 25 years in Madison and Fullerton until he retired in 2010. The couple moved to Norfolk in 2015.
Don enjoyed fishing, traveling with Sandy and family, gardening, golfing, gambling, cooking and spending time with grandchildren. Sandy enjoyed reading, shopping, getting ready for Christmas, finding interactive activities for children’s events, helping with church activities, traveling with Don and her family, gambling, having coffee and lunch with her friends, and playing card games, but most of all spending time with her grandkids.
Don and Sandy would have been married 60 years on Aug. 14. The family will be celebrating on Don and Sandy’s special day by going to their favorite vacation spot in Minnesota.
Don and Sandy were members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison and just recently became members at Westridge United Methodist Church in Norfolk.
Don was a member of the American Legion for 56 years, Madison City Council for 16 years, served as mayor for four years. He was a member of the Madison Jaycees and drove the V.A. van.Sandy taught Sunday school and Bible school, was a member of PEO, Delta Kappa Gamma, Bonnet Bunch, Genesis Circle and Madison Library Board. She was co-chairwoman of Cat in the Hat from 2004 to 2016, Book Banquets from 2006 to 2010, and Science Expo from 2011 to 2017.
Survivors include their children, Beth (Bill) Laible of Atkinson and Scott (Chrissy) Maybon of Bennington; four grandchildren, Sami (Josh) Wyrick, Lukas Laible, Jordyn Maybon and Jaret Laible; Don’s sister, Betty Rieken of Grand Island; and Sandy’s siblings, Wayne Nelson, Cheri Sterling, Cindy (Stew) Schuenke, all of Faribault, Minn., and Don (Myra) Nelson of Orange City, Iowa.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Mildred; sister Darlene Nathan; brother Robert Maybon; and two brothers in infancy. Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Thelma; a sister-in-law, Glenda Nelson; and brother-in-law Jim Sterling.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests United States flags for flag poles.
The memorial service will be live streamed on the Stonacek Funeral Chapel Facebook page. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.   RIP Soldier
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Elroy Hefner
79. Elroy Hefner  (July 21, 2020)
COLERIDGE — Services for former Nebraska State Sen. Elroy M. Hefner, 96, Coleridge, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge. The Rev. Russ Lambert will officiate with burial in Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge. Military rites will be conducted by Coleridge American Legion Post 114 and the Legion Riders.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church and will resume an hour prior to services Thursday. Social distancing and masks are required for the funeral and visitation.
He died Sunday, July 26, 2020, at his residence.
Wintz Funeral Home of Coleridge is in charge of the arrangements.
Elroy Morris Hefner was born on Dec. 12, 1923, in Coleridge, to George Paul and Alvina Marie (Bartling) Hefner. He grew up in Coleridge and was a graduate of Coleridge High School in 1941.
Elroy entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 during World War II. He was in the Amphibious Forces, serving 19 months in the South Pacific.
He started Hefner Oil and Feed Store in 1947 with his brother, Gerhart. Elroy was a partner in Hefner Oil today.
He married Carol Rae Willms on June 12, 1949, in Coleridge.
Elroy was elected in 1976 to the Nebraska Legislature as senator for District 19. He held this position for 16 years until Jan. 3, 1993.
Elroy was president of Crystal Oil and Diamond Horseshoe in South Sioux City and Truck Haven in Sioux City. Later, he was the former president of the Omaha Truck Plaza. He was a past president of Nebraska Petroleum Marketers Association.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and served as secretary of the Coleridge Dehy Plant for many years. He belonged to the Coleridge Community Club, was a former member of the Nebraska Legislature, Coleridge American Legion Post 114, served on the Coleridge Volunteer Fire Department for many years, was a member of Hartington V.F.W. Post 5283, former member of Hartington Golf Club, former member of the Coleridge town board and school board and served as mayor for several years
Elroy was a Nebraska Cornhusker fan and loved to golf. He loved to take care of his yard and was still mowing at age 90. He especially loved his spouse Carol, his children and grandchildren.
Elroy is survived by his spouse, Carol Rae of Coleridge; his son, Bill (Julie) Hefner of Coleridge; a daughter, Cindy (Pat) Brennan of Papillion; a daughter-in-law, Sharron Hefner of Bloomfield; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Kay Hefner of Coleridge, Janice Hefner of Coleridge, Avis Hefner of Sioux City; and a brother-in-law, Wendell Hahne of Norfolk.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Doug Hefner; brothers Wilfred, Marvin, Gerhardt, Wendel, George and Franklin Hefner; a sister, Delores Hahne; and his sisters-in-law, Rose Hefner, Donna Hefner and Marcella Hefner.
Pallbearers will be Jason Hefner, Craig Walling, Ryan O’Connor, Patrick Brennan, Tyler Hefner and Trevor Hefner. Honorary pallbearers will be Elroy’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren
You may watch a livestream of the funeral at https://www.facebook.com/ImmanuelLutheranColeridge.  RIP Sailor
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Dale L Gilsdorf
80. Dale L Gilsdorf  (July 21, 2020)
HUMPHREY — Services for Dale L. Gilsdorf, 70, Humphrey, will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison. The Rev. Donna Goltry will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 35, VFW Post 5763 and the American Legion Riders Post 16. Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He died on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at his home in Humphrey.
1950-2020
Dale was born March 29, 1950, in rural Lindsay to Marvin, Sr. and Rhoda (Farmer) Gilsdorf. He graduated from Lindsay Holy Family High School.
Dale served in the United States Army from Jan. 16, 1969, to Jan. 15, 1971. While serving in Vietnam, he was a gunner. His medals include the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Service Medal, Two Overseas Bars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Medal and Bronze Star. Dale received his Purple Heart on Dec. 26, 1969.
On Nov. 1, 1975, he married Betty in Norfolk. The couple were blessed with two sons, Shane and Cory.
Dale served as a rural route carrier for the Post Office in Norfolk for 23 years.
Dale was a talented mechanic and fabricator who loved working on Chevy muscle cars and antique Harley motorcycles.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, sons Shane Gilsdorf and Cory Gilsdorf, both of Lincoln, siblings Harvey (Kathy) Gilsdorf of Humphrey, Jim Gilsdorf of Genoa, Janie (Paul) Hartford of Monroe, Daniel (Cathy) Gilsdorf of Columbus, Julie Young of Lincoln, and Theresa (Jim) Formanek of Lindsay, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brother Marvin, Jr., and uncles and aunts.
Memorials are requested to the Humphrey Veterans Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.
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D.J. Denn    USAF
81. D.J. Denn    USAF  (July 18, 2020)
Memorial Mass for D.J. Denn, 77, Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Reverend Scott Schilmoeller will be the celebrant.  Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.  Military honors conducted by the Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644.  A Reception will be held at the Pizza Ranch after the burial.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Denn passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk.
He was born on August 30, 1942 in New Jersey and graduated high school from Cedar Rapids, NE.  After graduation, he joined the Air Force.  DJ met his wife, Simone, while stationed in Maine.  They were married in 1961.  After the military, DJ worked for American National Insurance which brought him to Grand Island and then to Norfolk.  DJ left the insurance business for Godfather’s Pizza.  He opened the Norfolk store in 1976 and went on to open several other franchises of Godfather’s around the Midwest.
DJ was active in the community and church.  He served on the Catholic School Board as President.  Later, DJ became a basketball referee, something he loved dearly.  DJ was big supporter of the athletic clubs in Northeast Nebraska.  He retired from Godfather’s and refereeing in 2010.
DJ is survived by his three children and their spouses; Michelle (Matt) Whitney of Mapleton, MN, Steve (Dawn) Denn of Osmond and Nicole (Chad) Meyer of Orlando, FL,  nine grandchildren Tina Zurcher, Allyson Mettler, McKenna Ehlers, Jaron Denn, Tanner Denn, Chase Denn, Maesik Denn, Merrix Denn and Olivia Meyer, and three sisters Donnalynn, Dedee and Tina.
DJ was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Simone, who died on September 9, 2018. RIP Airman
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Turena Bauer
82. Turena Bauer  (July 11, 2020)
NORFOLK — Memorial services for Turena L. Bauer, 68, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at First Baptist Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Caleb Lind will officiate. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.
Visitation will begin an hour prior to services on Saturday. Masks are requested.
She died Monday, July 6, 2020, at the Mid Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Born Oct. 11, 1951, in Tilden, Turena L. Bauer was the daughter of LeRoy H. and Evelyn M. (Spencer) Mock. She attended grade school at District 69 country school in Boone County. While a student at the country school, the school was destroyed by a tornado while the students were there. She graduated from Newman Grove High School in 1969, then later attended and graduated from Northeast Community College in 1971. She later graduated from Wayne State College in 2000 with a degree in human service counseling.
She married Stuart Warren Bauer Sr. on Feb. 19, 1972, at the South Branch Church in rural Albion. Turena worked for Sherwood Medical in Norfolk as an inspector for 26 years. She later worked at the Pierce Manor from 2000 to 2006, at Countryside Home in Madison from 2006 to 2014, and then Norfolk Transportation from 2015 to 2016.
Turena loved her Savior Jesus who died on the cross for her, and she loved her family and church very much. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Norfolk, where she was a Sunday school teacher, as well as part of the ladies aid, mission board and Bible classes. She also was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, local Salvation Riders (past president and secretary), and the American Legion Riders.
Survivors include her spouse, Stuart Bauer Sr. of Norfolk; a son, Stuart (Teri) Bauer Jr. of Norfolk; a daughter, Theresa (Mark) Stiles of Blue Springs, Mo.; five grandchildren, Sarah (Mike) Schulenberg, Sam Stiles, Jack Stiles, Rowdy Bauer and Rylee Bauer; a great-granddaughter, Leota; parents LeRoy (Evelyn) Mock of Tilden; siblings Marlene (Howard) Rathjen of Lincoln, Dwight (Irene) Mock of Wayne, Leanna (Scott) Rorie of Elmwood, Galen (June) Mock of Norfolk and Kenneth Mock of Oakland.
Organist for the funeral will be Darlene Wolff and soloist will be Linda Meikle, singing “You Say.” Congregational songs will be “Amazing Grace” and “Jesus Loves Me.”
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Petersburg Veterans Memorial Dedication
83. Petersburg Veterans Memorial Dedication  (July 4, 2020)
Lt Col Stuhr, Retired US Air Force was the guest speaker in Petersburg for their Veterans Memorial dedication.  Petersburg is on Hwy 14 between Neligh and Albion.  If passing through stop by and visit the Memorial.
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84. Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway  (July 2, 2020)
Freedom Park in South Sioux City, Ne hosted the unveiling of of one of two road signs declaring Highway 20, in Ne, as  the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway. The signs will be placed on the Nebraska/Wyoming border and the Nebraska/Iowa border.  Highway 20 actually runs across the United States from Oregon to Massachusetts.  Thanks to the foundation for all their labors of love.
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Charles Albert Liermann
85. Charles Albert Liermann  (June 19, 2020)
Funeral services for Charles (Chuck) Liermann age 75 of Beemer, NE will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beemer, NE with Rev. Jared Hartman officiating. Social distanced seating will be required for the service. Interment with Military Honors and Fireman's Tribute will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, rural Beemer, NE. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the family present, and on Friday one hour prior to service time, both at the church. The 25 person rule will be in effect for Thursday's visitation. The family requests that all in attendance wear masks. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Chuck passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender, NE.

Charles Albert Liermann was born October 14, 1944 at Mount Ayr, IA to Willard and Vera (Snethen) Liermann. He attended Cuming County Rural School District #3 and graduated from Beemer High School in 1962. Chuck served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1968. After he was honorably discharged, he spent some time in Canada. After returning to Beemer, he began working at Jones Manufacturing in Beemer. In June of 1984, he married Karleen Lebahn at the Beemer Methodist Church.

Chuck and Bill Cohee later established Country Welding on Bill’s farm and later moved the business into Wisner.

Chuck was a member of Beemer American Legion Post #159, where he had served as commander and adjunct, member of the Beemer Fire Department and was a former chief, and belonged to the West Point Sportsman’s Club.

Chuck enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and he had a love for classic cars.

Survived by-
Son-Dennis Liermann and fiancé Nicole Taylor of Schuyler, NE
Son-Cleo and Ingrid Dado of Omaha, NE and children-Alex and Amelia
Son-Tim and Christina Liermann of Omaha, NE and children-Emma and Owen
Daughter-Julie and Nick Boyle of Norfolk, NE and children-Braden, Riley, Caleb, and Rachel
Daughter-Ashley and Brandon Smith of Omaha, NE and children-Brooklyn, Charlee, and Andi
Sister-Peggy Liermann of Beemer, NE

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents-Willard and Vera Liermann.  RIP Airman.
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86. Family Parade at Norfolk Veterans Home  (June 17, 2020)
Members at the Norfolk Veteran Home finally got the chance to see family members.  The members were seated outside and the families, while staying in their vehicles, had the chance to wave and say hi.  Due to the social distancing in effect there was no direct contact but it  was still uplifting for the members and their families as well.
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Wilbur Rakow
87. Wilbur Rakow  (June 16, 2020)
NELIGH — Services for Wilbur Rakow, 92, of rural Neligh will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Antelope County Fairgrounds Ag Building in Neligh. The Rev. Chad Boggs will officiate, with burial in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Tilden. Military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7603 and American Legion Post 170.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the ag building. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden is in charge of arrangements.
1928-2020
Wilbur August Rakow went to be with his Savior on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
Wilbur, the eldest of two children, was born on Feb. 19, 1928, in Plainview to Walter and Fay (Baker) Rakow. He grew up on the farm in Willow township (Antelope County), was baptized at Crawford Valley United Methodist Church, and lived his entire life in the house that his great-grandfather Rakow built. He farmed, ranched and raised his family there.
He attended rural school District #74, Antelope Co., through the eighth grade, attended high school at rural District #24 through the 10th grade, graduating from Neligh High School in 1945. After high school, Wilbur and his father farmed with horses until they bought their first tractor in 1949. While rollerskating in Neligh, he met his future wife, Eleanor Carstensen of Tilden. They were married on Aug. 31, 1951, at the Lutheran parsonage in Tilden by the Rev. H.H. Sagehorn. They would have been married 69 years in August.
Wilbur was drafted into the Army on Jan. 23, 1951. In September, he left for Korea where he served as a combat infantryman with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment and rose to the title of Corporal. He was discharged Jan. 20, 1953. As a result of his service in Korea, he contracted tuberculosis and spent nearly a year in the Nebraska State Hospital for Tuberculosis in Kearney, where he underwent surgery. When his health improved, he went back to farming, milking cows and raising cattle out on the Willow in Antelope County. At the time of his passing, Wilbur was still taking care of cattle with his son, Kurt.
During his lifetime, Wilbur served on the boards of the Antelope County Ag Society, Farm Bureau, Willow township and rural school District #24. He was a member of the VFW in Plainview, American Legion Post and VFW in Tilden, Antelope County Saddle Club and a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tilden, where he served as an elder. He enjoyed his many get togethers with fellow Korean War Veterans and was privileged to be able to attend the Korean War Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Wilbur loved his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always working but willing to stop to help friends and neighbors whenever needed. Wilbur farmed and ranched, but his first love was ranching. He had a genuine love for his horses and his cattle. In the 70’s, Wilbur entered his own horses and won the Antelope County Fair horse relay races two years in a row. The outdoors was where he loved to be but you could also find him at his kitchen table laughing and telling stories. He had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to read history and nonfiction books and had a sweet tooth for dark chocolate!
Wilbur is survived by his wife, Eleanor; his four children, Kurt Rakow of Neligh, Theresa (Gene) Knust of Petersburg, Becky (Michael) Calvillo of St. Charles, Mo., and Tom (Tammy) Rakow of Pleasant Dale. He was blessed with 16 grandchildren: Brent (Ashley) Knust, Brittni Sprouls, Aaron (Emily) Knust, Kalie Sprouls, Brook (Danny) Vasquez, Skyler (Sarah) Knust, Kyle (Ashton) Rakow, Dylan Rakow, Micah Sprouls, Devin Knust, Jamie Rakow, Orlando Rakow, Adan Rakow, Liliana Rakow, Sylus Rakow, Catalaya Rakow and four great grandchildren: Brecken Knust, Brenleigh Rakow, Gavin Knust and Enzo Vasquez.
Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Fay, and his brother Lloyd who died of polio in 1952 while Wilbur was serving in Korea.
After the burial, a meal will be provided at the Antelope County fairgrounds.   RIP SOLDIER
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Bill Kingsbury
88. Bill Kingsbury  (June 13, 2020)
NORFOLK — Memorial services for William B. “Bill” Kingsbury, 74, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Northern Heights Baptist Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Matt Gilmore will officiate. Graveside services will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Bazile Mills. Military rites will be at the Northern Heights Baptist Church, conducted by the American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644, Nebraska American Legion Riders and the U.S. Navy.

He died at his residence on Friday, June 5, 2020.

Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.

1946-2020

Bill was born on Jan. 2, 1946, in Gregory, S.D., to Burton and Ida (Hanson) Kingsbury. Bill attended grade school in the Gregory area and graduated from Gregory High School in 1964. He received a two-year degree from the former Teachers State College in Springfield, S.D. Bill served in the U.S. Navy from Dec. 6, 1965, until his honorable discharge on Oct. 17, 1969. He served on board the USS Lynde McCormick and served two tours to Vietnam.

He married Doris Ehrenberg in 1977 at the Grace Bible Church in Creighton.

Bill worked electrical maintenance for various places in the Norfolk area. Bill was a member of the Northern Heights Baptist Church where he was involved with numerous activities throughout his life. He was a life member of the Norfolk VFW and American Legion, charter member of A.L.R., he volunteered at the Norfolk Veterans Home and assisted with V.F.W. activities, was active with the Legion color guard, and the American Legion Riders. He loved God, family, and his country.

Survivors include his spouse, Doris Kingsbury; a son, Carl (Vandy) Kingsbury; two grandchildren, Cameron (Ashley) and Cassandra (Ryan); three sisters, Grace Gillette, Donna (Kevin) Lucas and Millie Kenzy; a brother, Wayne (friend Janice) Kingsbury; numerous nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Audrey Weigel; and sisters-in-law Virginia Kingsbury and Carol Smith.

He was preceded in death by parents, Burton and Ida (Hanson) Kingsbury; his brothers, Robert Kingsbury and John Kingsbury; his brother-in-law, Ralph Kenzy; and a nephew, Brock Kingsbury.

Soloist will be John Grimes, and the organist will be Eileen Damme.  
RIP Sailor
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Larry J Buechter
89. Larry J Buechter  (June 12, 2020)
LARRY'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Larry J. Buechter, 70 of Cedar Rapids, NE, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his home in Cedar Rapids, NE.

There will be a Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, NE with Fr. Mark Tomaseiwicz officiating. Burial will be at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, NE with Military Rites conducted by the Dan Cox American Legion Post #44 Of Cedar Rapids, and the Army Funeral Honor Guard. Social distancing and Covid-19 DHM’s effective June 1, 2020 will be followed at the service.

Levander Funeral Home of Cedar Rapids, NE is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Joseph Buechter, the son of Frank and Rozetta (Heitoff) Buechter was born on November 25, 1949 at Cedar Rapids, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, NE. Larry attended elementary school at St. Anthony’s Catholic School and graduated from Cedar Rapids High School in 1967. Larry entered the United States Army on December 1, 1967 and served in Vietnam, where he drove heavy equipment and trenched for phone lines. On July 7, 1970 he was honorably discharged.

On August 28, 1971 Larry was united in marriage to Joyce Suzanne Olson at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, NE. Larry farmed, until 1989 when he purchased and started Corner Tire and Lube in Cedar Rapids, NE.

Larry was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, NE, Dan Cox American Legion Post #44, Cedar Rapids Fire and Rescue Squads, and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a Boy Scout Leader, a member of the St. Anthony’s Saturday night choir, and the Highflyers men’s softball team. He loved farming, fishing and camping, golfing, and working in his shop making things from wood.

Larry is survived by his wife Joyce of Cedar Rapids, NE; three children: Bryan (Brenda) Buechter of Belgrade, NE; Stacey (Casey) Anderson of Curtis, NE; Kyle (Andrea) Buechter of Cedar Rapids, NE: seven grandchildren: Bailey (fiancé Joe Weibert) Anderson of Terry Town, NE; Justin Anderson of Curtis, NE: Bryce, Breanna, and Brady Buechter of Belgrade, NE; Keagan and Zoey Buechter of Cedar Rapids, NE; two sisters: Mary Bohnert of Omaha, NE; Jozetta (Ed) Curran of St. Louis, MO; along with nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Frank and Rozetta Buechter, and brother Joey.
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Donral E Schulz
90. Donral E Schulz  (June 5, 2020)
Obituary for Donral E. Schulz
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Donral E. Schulz, 89, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk with Rev. David Goehmann officiating. Interment will be held at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk.
Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.
Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 16, V.F.W. Post 1644, Nebraska American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard. Donral passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Donral was born on January 4, 1931 to Elmer and Esther (Marks) Schulz in Pierce County.
He was baptized at St. Johns Lutheran Church, rural Pierce and confirmed April 18, 1943 at St. Johns Lutheran Church. He began working as a farm laborer at the age of 13 until drafted into the Army in Aug. of 1952. He arrived in Korea in April of 1953 with the Baker Battery, 159th Field Artillery Battalion, where he served until August of 1954 when he was discharged. At which time he returned to the Norfolk area to begin his farming career. On October 7, 1956 he was united in marriage to Naoma R. Stueckrath at St. John's Lutheran Church in Randolph NE. They resided on a farm northwest of Norfolk where they enjoyed farming until Dec. 2009, at which time they moved to Norfolk. Donral retired from full-time farming in 2013.
Donral enjoyed working in his shop on the farm and he had a knack for creating things from old machinery parts and discarded metal pieces. Donral was known for his willingness to help anyone in need, his ethics, and integrity. He will be remembered as a loving dad and grandpa, for his sense of humor, and love of polkas and dancing.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served on several boards and was an Elder. He was also a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #1644, Norfolk NE
Survivors include daughters Donette Schulz Elston of Lincoln, Lynette (Rod) Turner of Omaha; grandchildren, Matt (Ashley) Turner, Katie (Alex) Palmquist, all of Omaha; great-grandchildren, Noah, Liam and Jaxon Turner, Ryker, Braxton, and Mila Palmquist, all of Omaha. He was preceded in death by wife, Naoma R. Schulz, and parents Elmer and Esther Schulz.
The Kirby family will be singing "Just As I Am" , "In The Garden." Organist will be Starla Landkamer. Congregational songs will be "I Am But A Stranger Here" and "Lord Take My Hand and Lead Me."
Casket bearers will be Matt Turner, Alex Palmquist, Marcus Stueckrath, Gregg Koopman, Matt Ellenberger, Adam Ellenberger.  RIP Soldier.
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Eldon L Hartman
91. Eldon L Hartman  (May 30, 2020)
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Graveside services for Eldon Hartman, age 89, of Creighton, Nebraska will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton. Reverend Bev Hieb will officiate.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1151, American Legion Post, 74, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.
Social distancing guidelines will be observed.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton is in charge of arrangements.
Eldon L. Hartman, 89, scored a hole in one as God lifted him from this earth and took him to his eternal home on May 22, 2020.
Eldon was born on January 10, 1931, to Clarence and Mabel (Griffin) Hartman near Alton, KS. He attended and graduated school from Natoma, KS. His dad kept him busy farming and trucking until he entered into the Navy Reserves. While trucking for the Natoma Livestock, he met the love of his life. She gave him his trucking check and he gave her his heart. On November 25, 1951, Eldon married his bride Joetta (Krug) Hartman. Leaving his young wife, the Navy called this seaman to a tour of duty in Japan and Hawaii where Eldon served in a submarine and served in the Korean War. To this union he delighted in the births of his three daughters, Cathy, Connie, and Cindy.
Eldon raised his family in Creighton, NE and worked for IBP as a cattle buyer until he retired after 30 years. Enjoying his girls at every activity was the joy of his life. Never knowing a stranger, Eldon made his clients his lifelong friends. Unless of course he didn't offer them a fair market price and then he told them the sale barn might be an option.
Eldon was a supportive community member volunteering whenever he could. This included being a volunteer fireman for 20 years, a church council member, a lifetime member of the VFW, an Elks member, and a frequent blood donor. He had many loves which included the Lord, his family, the Nebraska Cornhuskers (through the wins and losses) and golf. After his retirement, he and his bride moved to Mesa, AZ where his backyard was a golf course and he enjoyed the sport every day. He loved children. Whenever they went anywhere and Eldon was missing, you could turn around and he would be talking to or entertaining a small child.
Waiting at the gates of Heaven to welcome him were his parents; his brother, Harold; his sister, Karen; and his grandson, Shannon.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jo of Creighton; his daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Doug Laflan of Creighton, Connie and Jim Walden of Hoxie, KS, and Cindy Foster of Parker, CO; 32 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.  RIP Sailor
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Louis Bierman
92. Louis Bierman  (5/28/2020)
Louis Bierman passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Public Services for Louis Bierman, 89, rural Meadow Grove, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek with social distancing. Visitation will be 5-8pm Wednesday at the church. Louis was born October 8, 1930 to Paul and Myrtice (Wehrer) Bierman on a farm north of Battle Creek, Nebraska. He was baptized November 9th, 1930 at St. John’s Lutheran Church and confirmed in 1944. Louie went to grade school in the country and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1947. After graduation, he served in the Nebraska National Guard, was drafted in the army January 21, 1953 and received an honorable discharge in November 1954 after serving in Korea. He then went back to the homestead and farmed with his brothers Kenny and Gerald.

After a short courtship of 3 months, he married his soul mate Lillian Spulak on February 10, 1966 and purchased a farmstead to raise his family. From then on, they worked hard together on the farm, raising hogs, cattle, stray cats and a few dogs that showed up and grew corn, soybeans, alfalfa and pasture ground to maintain the cattle herd. Along the way, a daughter Tammy and son Terry were born.

He was a continuous member of Legion Post 75 where he helped with funerals and parades. He served on the Board of Directors of the Battle Creek Farmers Coop for thirty years from 1959 to 1989. He was a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and served two terms as a trustee and several years as an usher. He loved his family, his church and community, a little black jack now and then, trap shooting, polka music and dancing. Louie was a man of the earth as farming was in his blood, a great way of life for him and his family.

He is survived by his wife Lillian, his son Terry (Julie) with their three children: Matt (Kacie) Baber, Ethan and Carter Bierman, and great grandson Chase Baber all of Omaha and his daughter Tammy of Battle Creek, one brother Kenny (Kathy) Bierman also of Battle Creek. He was proceeded in death by his parents and brothers Gene and Gerald.  RIP Soldier
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93. Beemer Flag Pole Dedicaton  (May 25, 2020)
Squadron 159 donated a flag and pole to Post 159 in Beemer Ne.
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Lawrence Eggen
94. Lawrence Eggen  (May 7, 2020)
LAWRENCE "LARRY"'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran

Private family services for Lawrence “Larry” Eggen, age 85, of Creighton, Nebraska will be held Friday, May 1, 2020, at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Reverend Jacob Bobby will officiate.
Live streaming will begin at 11:00 a.m. on the First Trinity Luthe
Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. May 7, 2020, at Bloomfield City Cemetery.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1151, American Legion Post 74, and Army National Guard Honor Guard.
arry died Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.
Please visit www.brockhausfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family on Larry's guestbook.
Lawrence “Larry” Eggen, son of Marvin and Clara (Brunke) Eggen, was born on March 18, 1935, in Bloomfield, NE. He graduated from Bloomfield High School and then serviced his county in the United States Navy. On May 16th, 1959 Larry was united in marriage to Thelma Jean Peters at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, NE. They were blessed with two children, Jill and Lance.
Larry and Thelma resided and worked in Omaha until 1960, when they moved to San Diego, CA where they worked and lived till 1962. In 1962 they moved back to Bloomfield, NE where Larry managed the Standard Service Station for his brother Don. In 1966 they moved to Creighton to accept the job of a Standard Oil agent in that area. In 1976 he bought out Standard Oil and became a Standard Oil Jobber, where he delivered fuel to farmers in the area and eventually opened up the Standard gas station on the main street of Creighton. Larry eventually retired from Standard Oil but throughout the years enjoyed many other jobs like hauling cattle for Dale Carpenter, being a maintenance person for Bruce Park Terrace, and a substitute mail carrier for the Creighton Post Office.
Larry and Thelma were members of Zion Lutheran Church and later became members of First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield where they were married. Larry was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1151 and American Legion Post 74.
Larry enjoyed all the customers he had through his Standard Oil business. Through the years Larry and Thelma enjoyed the friends they made in Creighton and McAllen, TX. From sitting around just talking and sharing all their experiences to playing board/card games like Michigan Rummy, Aggravation and Hand & Foot. Time spent with these great friends always started and ended with a smile on their faces and many laughs in between.
Larry is survived by his children, Jill (Brian Edmondson) Phillips of Olathe, KS and Lance Eggen of Grand Island, NE; two grandchildren, Cailee (Eggen) Gieselman and AJ of Bloomfield, NE and Tanisha Jean Thompson of Carroll, IA; three great grandchildren, Kennedie, Amelia and Rowan Gieselman of Bloomfield, NE; and siblings, Don (Bev) Eggen of Bloomfield, NE, Gary (Jan) Eggen of Crofton, NE, and Carma Sazama of Norfolk, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Clara Eggen; an infant brother, Joey; and his wife, Thelma.  RIP Sailor
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95. Happy Birthday  (April 7, 2020)
Happy Birthday
Fire Department and American Legion Riders wish these two little girls a Happy 6th Birthday.  Birthdays still happen even during rough times.
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James D Nebuda
96. James D Nebuda  (March 17, 2020)
December 5, 1951 - March 12, 2020
James D. Nebuda, 68, of rural West Point, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his home east of West Point.  Funeral Mass will be 10:30am on Tuesday, March 17 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Rev. Steve Emanuel as celebrant.  Burial with military honors will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery with lunch following at the Nielsen Community Center.  Visitation will be Monday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home and from 4:00pm to 7:00pm with a vigil service at 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Family will be present for visitation at church from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  Memorials may be made to the American Veterans Park.  Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
James Dean Nebuda was born on December 5, 1951 to Walter and Dorothy (Knobbe) Nebuda in West Point.  He attended Guardian Angels Catholic School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1970.  In the fall of 1970, Jim enlisted in the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War working as a mail clerk.  After being honorably discharged in 1972, he returned home to farm with his father and brother.  Jim kept busy through custom hay stacking and maintaining roads for Garfield Township.  Recently he worked for Paul Ridder Feedyards part-time while continuing to farm with his family.
Jim was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, American Legion Post #70, and VFW Post #4912.  Jim was an avid tractor puller.  He was a member of the Nebraska Bush Pullers and Outlaw Pulling Association during his 50 years of tractor pulling.  In those 50 years, Jim only missed one Cuming County Fair tractor pull event when he was stationed in Vietnam.  Back in the day, he could be found cruising Main Street in West Point in his Pontiac GTO.  He will be greatly missed.
Jim is survived by his siblings, Gerald (Connie) of West Point, Keith of Rolling Meadows, IL, Mary Beth (Tim) Olson of Lincoln and Gina (Ed) Kalous of Norfolk, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Jim is preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Kathy Nebuda; and great nephew, Jace Nebuda.  RIP Soldier
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Dennis D "Denny" Kudera
97. Dennis D "Denny" Kudera  (March 16, 2020)
Obituary for Dennis D. "Denny" Kudera
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Dennis D. "Denny" Kudera, 73, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Rev. Randy Rasmussen officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will be held 4:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, also at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. Post #1644, both of Norfolk, the United States Army Honors Guard, and the Nebraska American Legion Riders.
Denny passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at his residence, rural Norfolk.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Dennis D. “Denny” Kudera was born Dec. 26, 1946, in Plainview, the son of Leonard and Berniece (Mathine) Kudera. He attended grade school in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School.
After high school, Denny served in the U.S. Army for two years from Dec. 14, 1966, to Dec. 13, 1968. After the service, Denny moved back to Plainview.
He married Denise Bomar on Aug. 2, 1969, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Plainview. They later moved to Norfolk in 1981. Dennis began working for Goodyear in Norfolk in 1979 and continued working there for 38 years until he retired in November 2017.
Denny enjoyed fishing, pheasant hunting, riding snow mobiles, collecting eagles and antique lamps.
Survivors include his spouse, Denise Kudera of Norfolk; children Carolyn (Mylon) Schlote of Tilden, Michelle (Jeff) Jones of Grand Island and Tracey (Russ) Olson of Norfolk; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Ron Kudera of Plainview; a sister, Mary (Kenny) Huntley of Columbus; a sister, Marilyn Kudera of Ohio; and a brother, Jerry (Ann) Kudera of Norfolk.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Berniece.
Casket bearers will be Jonathan Stech, Brent Meyers, Dwight Reuter, Randy Eichberger, Boyce Bitney and John Eichberger.  RIP Soldier
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Gerald Foxhaven
98. Gerald Foxhaven  (March 3, 2020)
Gerald Foxhoven
Gerald E. Foxhoven age 92 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Avera Majestic Bluffs in Yankton, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Constance with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s cemetery in Constance with military rites by the Crofton American Legion Post #128.
Visitation will be on Monday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to services at church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.
Pallbearers will be Brock Foxhoven, Justin Foxhoven, Jason Babcock, Trent Schieffer, Travis Jueden, Tyler Jueden, Brandon Miller, and Austin Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren, great grandchildren and Jackie Wieseler.
Gerald was born on January 23, 1928 in Crofton, Nebraska to Henry and Veronica (Feldhacker) Foxhoven. He grew up in Crofton and attended elementary school there. Gerald later received his high school diploma in 2002 because he started farming full-time at the age of 15 after his father died. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on February 28, 1951 until July 14, 1952 at which time he was honorably discharged due to his mother’s terminal illness. He married Ruth Ann Wortmann on September 7, 1955 in Bow Valley, Nebraska. Gerald continued to farm with his brother Art, raising livestock, grain, and milking cows. Gerald also worked on the construction of Gavin’s Point Dam.
Gerald was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Hartington VFW Post #5283 and Crofton American Legion Post 128. He liked to play cards and listen to the Crofton baseball games on the radio.
Gerald is survived by his wife Ruth of Crofton; five children and spouses Galen (Brenda) Foxhoven of Crofton, Janel (Dale) Sudbeck of Crofton, Gerri (Pat) Feilmeier of Hartington, Sherry Schieffer of Crofton, and Jeanine (Shane) Miller of Farmington, AR; 17 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild; seven siblings Angeline Ryan of Cedar Rapids, IA, Beatrice Poppe of Crofton, JoAnn (Ray) Poppe of Crofton, Damian Foxhoven of Wapakonete, OH, Daniel (Fran) Foxhoven Weslaco, TX, Darlene (Konrad) Maibaum of Crofton, Joseph Foxhoven of Crofton; sisters-in-law Dolores Foxhoven of Yankton, SD, Arlene Foxhoven of Bloomingdale, OH.
Preceding Gerald in death were his parents, infant son Billy Joe, son-in-law Galen Jueden; granddaughter Marie Foxhoven, sister Roseline Gubbels, brothers Art and Henry; brothers-in-law Don Ryan, John Poppe, (Louis) “Doc” Gubbels, sister-in-law Vivian Foxhoven.   RIP Soldier.
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Leonard L Beckman
99. Leonard L Beckman  (Feb 24, 2020)
Leonard J. Beckman
May 17, 1931        
LEONARD'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Leonard J. Beckman, 88, of Elgin, NE passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Arbor Care Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2020 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE, with Fr. Kevin Vogel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Raeville, NE. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE, with a 6:00 p.m. wake service.
Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of the arrangements.
Leonard Joseph Beckman, son of Louis and Anna (Schiltmeyer) Beckman, was born May 17, 1931 on the farm homesteaded by his grandfather in 1886. He went to St. John Berchman’s School in Raeville and graduated from high school in May of 1949. He was drafted into the United States Army and inducted April 8, 1952. He took 12 weeks of training at Fort Belvior, VA and then served in Korea from October of 1952 until February of 1954. While there he took an additional 8 weeks of training at the engineering school in Eta Jima, Japan in combat construction and served as a combat engineer.
He was awarded the Korean Service medal with two bronze service stars, United Nations Service medal, National Defense Service medal and Good Conduct medal. He was released from active duty March 18, 1954 and from the reserves on April 7, 1960.
Leonard married Anna Marie Stuhr on September 10, 1957 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE, and they were blessed with seven children. He was engaged in farming and seed sales, and was active in both church and civic organizations. He was a trustee when the parish council was started in Raeville, served on the 4-H committee and the Antelope County Extension Board. He was active in the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight and District Deputy, and was a Faithful Navigator for the Fourth Degree Knights.
He served on the school boards of District #45 in Raeville and Pope John Central Catholic. He and his wife were also active in Christians Encounter Christ.
Leonard is survived by his wife Anna of Elgin, NE; seven children: Steven (Kathy) Beckman of Petersburg, NE; Kenny (Liz) Beckman of Gretna, NE; JoAnn (Keith) Hemmer of Norfolk, NE; Joe (Lori) Beckman of Elgin, NE; Gary (Lori) Beckman of Elgin, NE; Joyce (Bill) Bauer of Lombard, IL; Jim (Sharon) Beckman of Manhattan, KS; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Helen Preusser and MaryAnn (Rudy) Starman of Petersburg, NE; two sisters-in-law: Doris Beckman of Jackson, NE and MaryRose Schainost of Norfolk, NE; brother-in-law Norbert (Jan) Starman; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Norbert and Sylvester Beckman; sister Clara Starman; and brothers-in-law: Jim Preusser, Tony Stuhr and Raymond Stuhr.  RIP Soldier
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Eveline Thompson
100. Eveline Thompson  (Feb 22, 2020)
Wayne — Services for Eveline W. Thompson, 101, Wayne, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Visitation will begin two hours prior to services Saturday at the church.
She died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne is in charge of the arrangements.
1918-2020
Eveline Wilhelmina (Hesemann) Thompson was born Sept. 24, 1918, southwest of Wayne on the family farm to H.F. Adolph and Anna (Wittler) Hesemann and was the oldest of four children.
Eveline’s parents passed away in 1938; her father on Feb. 15 and her mother on Feb. 24. She was 19 at the time and took over the care of her three younger siblings for a year prior to the family splitting up the children. She had worked for different families doing housekeeping and caring for people. The last and longest was with John and Winfred Carhart following the death of her parents.
She attended grade school at District 51 west of Wayne and graduated from the eighth grade on June 7, 1934. In 1964, she took her GED test and graduated from Lincoln High School and through the Manpower Training Act, attended business college in Lincoln and earned a degree in business.
Eveline married to Harold E. Thompson on May 8, 1944, at Shreveport, La., where they lived until he went overseas serving in the U.S. Air Force. At that time, Eveline returned to Wayne. She worked at the Ben Franklin Store as a clerk, starting in 1944, the Gamble Store from 1953 to 1959, until the clothing department discontinued, Marra Home Improvement Store from 1959 to 1960, Jack & Jill Grocery Store, Safeway Grocery Store in Wayne, both from 1960 to 1961 part time, Wayne Hospital from 1962 to 1963 and last as a bookkeeper at Wayne State College from 1964 until her retirement in 1980. 
Eveline was a member of the Theophilus Church and was baptized in 1918. She was confirmed on Aug. 14, 1932, and started teaching Sunday school soon afterward. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and was a member of the Lutheran Women of the Church and served as president from 1953 to 1956. During her term, the original building (northern section) of the current St. Paul Lutheran Church was built. She helped in making the drapes, getting the kitchen set up and buying the dishes and silverware. Eveline donated the Bible for the lectern in memory of her husband. She also helped to take care of candles and flowers for the altar guild. She was a Sunday School teacher and was on the Cradles Roll committee at the church until she went back to school in 1964.
She enjoyed attending the American Legion National Convention the last 41 years, going to a different place each year. She had been to Hawaii twice and made many friends throughout her travels. Going to District meetings and department conventions each year for the three main auxiliary branches was always a highlight for Eveline.
Eveline dedicated her life to honor the veterans of our nation: She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Llewellyn B. Whitmore Post 5291, since 1946 and was a charter member. She served as president, secretary and then was treasurer for 30 years of Unit 5291. She served as district eight president from 1950 to 1952 and again from 1956 to 1958. Eveline was district three treasurer for 25 years.
Eveline was a member of The American Legion Auxiliary, starting in 1949 with the Irwin L. Sears Unit 43 and served as president, secretary and was treasurer for 46 years, of the Wayne unit. She was district three president from 1977 to 1979, and served as department historian for two years and was on County Government committee for eight years.
Eveline was adopted as “Mom” for the Sons of The American Legion in June 27, 2015, for the Detachment of Nebraska and the Official Mom for the National Officers on Sept. 22, 2018, for the Sons of The American Legion organization.
Eveline was a past President of S.W.A.Y., which means “Service men, we appreciate you.” Eveline was a member of 8/40 Madison County LaPetit Salon 410 since 1981 and served as LaPetit Chapeau from 1988 to 1990.
Eveline was a member of Gold Star Wives of America, North Central Region at Large, and Life member. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Wayne County Unit 28, starting in 1985, and became a life member. She was commander from 1990 to present. She also has served on the department financial committee and many other committees. Eveline was a representative for some of the organizations at the Norfolk Veterans home for many years. She was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year on April 16, 2000. 
Survivors include a son, Harold E. Thompson Jr. of Wayne; nieces and nephews: Jerry (Sharon) Junck of Wayne, Dennis (Nancy) Junck of Carroll, Kathy (Chuck) Rutenbeck of Wayne, Judy Richards and Kenneth Jones, both of Cape Coral, Fla., and the Rev. Connie (John) Coy of Avon, Ind.; and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews.
Eveline’s  husband, Harold, was killed in action on Dec. 24, 1944, while serving in the U.S. Air Force in France during World War II; her youngest brother, Howard (Janice) Hesemann died Jan. 2, 2007, (Janice, Aug. 13, 2005); her second sister, Ivy (Arnold) Junck died Aug. 26, 2019, (Arnold, Aug. 18, 2013); her third sister, Fern (Earl) Jones- (Elmer) Jennings died Dec. 2, 2019 (Earl Jones, Aug. 6, 1995) and (second husband Elmer Jennings, March 31, 2004). RIP Gold Star Wife.
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101. Norfolk Basketball  (Feb 20, 2020)
Tournament at Norfolk YMCA
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Donald Gilsdorf
102. Donald Gilsdorf  (Feb 8, 2020)
DONALD'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Mass of Christian Burial for Donald Gilsdorf, age 88, of Bloomfield, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield. Reverend Kizito Okhuoya will be Celebrant.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4996, American Legion Post 249, and American Legion Riders.
Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Donald died February 2, 2020, at Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Donald Gilsdorf, son of Othmar and Lena (Brandl) Gilsdorf, was born October 24, 1931, at Bloomfield, Nebraska. He attended country school and St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Bloomfield. Donald served in the United States Army from April 1952 to March 1954 during the Korean Conflict. He was married to Alice June Merchen on September 11, 1952, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. Four children were born to them: Carol, Myrle, Marlene, and Curtis.
Donald spent most of his life farming in the Bloomfield area. He was also a trucker, drove bus for Navigator, and was a school bus driver. Donald was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and also belonged to the Knox County Rodeo Club and American Legion Post 249.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Alice June; daughters, Carol (Merle) Murray and Marlene Folck; sons, Myrle (Debbie) Gilsdorf and Curtis (Cindy) Gilsdorf; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; thee great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl, Melvin, and Clifford Gilsdorf; and sister, Elva DeLaRoi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Othmar and Lena; brothers, Ervin, John, and Orville; sisters, Darlene, Marjorie, and LaVerna; brothers-in-law, Charles Kronberg, Carl Folkers, and Richard Bratetic; sisters-in-law, Lena Gilsdorf and Barbara Gilsdorf; great-granddaughter, Madison Folck; and nephews, Michael Gilsdorf and Kevin Bratetic.  RIP Soldier.
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Vance "sonny" Feyereisen
103. Vance "sonny" Feyereisen  (Feb 8, 2010)
VANCE "SONNY"'S OBITUARY
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Vance “Sonny” Feyereisen Jr. was born March 15, 1938, the first of nine children to Vance and Lucille (Tagtow) Feyereisen. He grew up on the family homestead east of Iona. Sonny attended the Star School in Iona and graduated from Gregory High School in 1956.
Sonny attended college in Vermillion and Southern at Springfield. He served in the US Army. After he was discharged from the Army, Sonny completed college and taught school in a few places including Springfield and Burke.
Sonny married Geraldine Schrader on January 23, 1965. To this union, four sons and one daughter were born
They lived in Gregory and Burke and later moved to Iona where they farmed the land, raised many animals to include: pigs, sheep, and Holstein milk cows. In 1987 they moved to town, where Sonny drove the milk truck and worked for the Gregory Grain Elevator.
Sonny enjoyed his children and grandchildren, he attended many ball games and often treated them to his famous homemade ice cream. He also liked to talk politics, play cards, and spent many hours on the computer.
After a lengthy illness, Sonny passed away on February 4, 2020 at the Avera Gregory Hospital at the age of 81.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his parents, brother Verlynn “Pat” Feyereisen, and two sisters Ruth Borszich and Robin Vavra.
Sonny is survived by his wife of 55 years Geraldine, son Jaden of Burke and his children Kyle, Kalissa, and Kamille Feyereisen, son Jim (Susan) of Gregory and their children Natasha (KC) Martin, Mackenzie (Todd), Jacey and Peyton Feyereisen, son Joe of Gregory and sons William & Cooper, daughter Jill (Zack) of Green Bay, WI, and their children Jordyn, Aaryn, Edyn and Christyn Ball, and son Josh (Whitney) Feyereisen of Dallas, SD. He is also survived by two brothers Gary and Brad (Tennae) Feyereisen of Gregory, three sisters Carolynne “Cookie” Feyereisen of Omaha, NE, Denice Zeisler and Beth (John) Raschke of Gregory, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and his best friend Dennis Kenzy.  
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William "Willie" Nagengast
104. William "Willie" Nagengast  (January 25, 2020)
Willie Nagengast

May 24, 1938 - January 16, 2020
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Willie Nagengast, 81, of West Point, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home in West Point.  Funeral Mass will be 10:00am on Saturday, January 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Fr. Steve Emanuel as celebrant.   Burial with military honors will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery with lunch following at the cafeteria.  Visitation will be Friday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home and continue from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a vigil service at 7:00pm.  Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.  Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.

William L. (Willie) Nagengast was born to William J. and Helen (Koch) Nagengast on May 24, 1938.  He grew up on several farms near the Leigh area while attending local schools.  At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and spent his combat duty as a Corporal on the USS Essex Carrier.  He married Ruth (Michaelis) on January 9, 1965, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They lived in Fremont until moving near West Point.

Willie spent many years as the Manager at Skate City.  It was like a 2nd home to the entire family; he loved roller dancing with Ruth and his girls. A passion for helping kids was evident in his 20 plus years of coaching Optimist T-Ball including his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.  Willie and Ruth also coached their daughters on the Nielsen Softball team.  He was often seen cheering on his family at their activities. Willie loved spending time with his family, working outdoors, giving tractor rides and helping others.   If anyone asked for help, he was the first one willing to lend a hand.  He also enjoyed serving on the Honor Guard and as a local Cub Scout Master.  Willie was loyal and hard working.  After retiring from 33 years at IBP, he kept himself busy with numerous jobs, currently at West Point Recycling Center.  Willie always had to stay busy.

Survivors include wife, Ruth Nagengast of West Point
Children –
Bill Nagengast of West Point and daughter – Courtney Lase and granddaughter – Zyrra
Jackie (Todd) Repschlaeger of West Point and children – Darian and Drake Repschlaeger
Tim Nagengast of Papillion
Tami (Larry) Zobel of Bancroft daughter, Morgan (Jesse) Jacobsen – Peyton, Paisley and Parker; son, Mitchell  Zobel and daughter, Madison Zobel

Siblings include:
Valdean and (the late Ron) Vrba of Fremont
Norman and Judy Nagengast of California
The late Velma Nagengast of North Bend
The late Jeri and Johnny Schlepp of Fremont
Elaine and Gene Crist of Fremont
Dan and Sandy Nagengast of Kansas

In-laws include:
Jean and the late Duane Popken of Scribner
The late Arlene and Les French of Illinois
The late Bob and Carolyn Michaelis of West Point
Jim and Sharon Michaelis of Dodge
Dennis and Linda Michaelis of West Point
The late Ken and Onie Michaelis of West Point

A host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Willie was also preceded in death by his parents: William J. and Helen Nagengast; father and mother-in-law: Ben and Sylvia Michaelis and nephew: Dennis Rogers  
RIP Marine
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Elvin Albert Theodore Frank
105. Elvin Albert Theodore Frank  (Jan 9, 2019)
Elvin Albert Theodore Frank, age 93 of Stanton, died Saturday January 4, 2020 at Stanton Health Center in Stanton.  He was born January 14, 1926 at Altona, Nebraska the son of Albert and Lillie (Vernoy) Frank.  He grew up in Stanton and graduated from Stanton High School in 1943.  He had 3 brothers and 3 sisters.  In May of 1944 he joined the United States Navy and attended Radio School at Northwestern University at Chicago, Illinois.  He graduated in December of 1944 and went to the South Pacific where he served in the Amphibious Forces aboard USS Lst 227.  While aboard ship he ranked as Radioman 2/c and participated in the Invasion of Okinawa.  He also served in Japan and China.  While in Japan he witnessed the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb in Nagasaki.  In June of 1946 he was honorably discharged from the Navy.
Elvin was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanton and married Gladys Koza on August 13, 1946. They moved to the family farm in 1947 where they farmed for 51 years. They raised 4 children and he served on the School Board at District #51 in Stanton County where his children received their elementary education. He was also a 4-H Leader for their 4-H clubs. Later he served on the Stanton County Weed Board for 9 years and was a member of the Stanton County Service Office Board over 25 years.
Elvin belonged to St. Peter’s Catholic Church where he served on the Parish Council and was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. He belonged to American Legion Post #88 for 70 years and was a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3602 where he served as Commander and Quartermaster for many years and was chosen “All State Post Commander.” He was instrumental in building the first Stanton V.F.W. Club in 1964 and served as Club Manager for 14 years.
Elvin is survived by his wife of 73 years, Gladys Frank of Stanton and their 4 children, David Frank of Omaha; Gwen Polak of Denver, CO; Jennifer and Bruce Kelly of Fort Myers, FL; Phil and Sandy Frank of Lincoln; 6 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren; sisters-in-law Lenice Frank of Stanton; Virginia Frank of Norfolk; Betty Frank of Beaverton, OR; and Helen Frank of Norfolk and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers Lyle, Merle and Earl and 3 sisters Leola Koopmann, Lavern Taylor, Arlene Wiswell and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service Information:
Funeral Services: St. Peter’s Catholic Church - Stanton, NE
Date: Thursday January 9, 2020 – 10:30 A.M.
Interment: Stanton Cemetery - Stanton, Nebraska
Military Rites: Stanton V.F.W. Post #3602 and American Legion Post #88; United States Navy Honor Guard and Legion Riders.
Visitation: 5:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Wednesday with Christian Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. all at St. Peter’s Catholic Church under direction of Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary – Stanton, Nebraska
Officiating: Reverend Father Gregory Carl and Deacon Al Wolverton
Music: Organist: St. Peter’s Church Choir
Pallbearers: Zac Frank, Graham Frank, Bryan Frank, Jeff Frank, Scott Rutten, Steve Hinerman
Honorary Pallbearers : “All Elvin’s Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren  RIP Sailor.
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Sanford Chan Goshorn
106. Sanford Chan Goshorn  (Jan 3, 2020)
STANTON — Services for Sanford C. Goshorn, 74, Stanton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the New England Congregational United Church of Christ in Stanton. The Rev. Linda Mohr will officiate with burial in the Stanton Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 3602 and American Legion Post 88 of Stanton.
He died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
1945-2019
Sanford Chan “Sandy” Goshorn was born Nov. 24, 1945, in Gordon, to Dwaine Howard and Paulene Eleanor (Roth) Goshorn. Sandy moved to Merna with his grandparents when he was young and graduated from Merna High School in 1964.
Sandy entered the U.S. Army in 1965. Sgt. Goshorn spent time in Germany and Vietnam, where he was wounded by mortar fire and earned a Purple Heart. Sandy was honorably discharged in December 1971.
On April 9, 1971, Sandy married Joyce Gilliland at the United Methodist Church in Merna. Sandy and Joyce hve four children: Chan, Chandra, Carin and Candece.
Sandy started his public service career in Merna, where he became the fire chief of the Merna Fire Department and captain of the EMTs. Sandy worked as a lineman for the Anselmo-Merna Consolidated telephone company, worked in retail sales in Broken Bow and finally as a diesel mechanic and had a small engine repair business in Merna before joining the Nebraska State Fire Marshal office.
In 1984, he and his family moved to Stanton. He was a deputy state fire marshal in the grain elevator division for 27 years. In 1986, Sandy became the civil defense director which in time became known as Emergency Management.
Sandy spent over 30 years providing assistance to Stanton County. He provided traffic control for accidents and was very passionate about the weather. As time went on, Sandy relinquished his time on the road to his basement, where he would orchestrate the numerous volunteers for accidents or weather-related conditions.
Sandy was a lifetime member of the American Legion and volunteered many years as a Red Cross liaison for military family notification. He was a member of the Stanton County Historical Society and helped maintain the Stanton County Historical Museum. He volunteered time at the EUB church in Stanton with mowing and snow removal.
Sandy was an instructor of the Hunter Safety Program for 30 years and enjoyed hunting in his younger years, as well as dirt bike racing.
Sandy is survived by his spouse, Joyce; son Chan and Ann Goshorn of Lincoln; and three daughters, Chandra and Rod Krinhop of Fort Collins, Colo., Carin and Kirk Van Pelt of Stanton and Candece and Ryan Hansen of Stanton; nine grandchildren, Kelton and Kolter Van Pelt, Grace, Ella, Leah and Hayden Hansen, Olivia, Avery and Owen Goshorn; half-brothers Larry and Theresa Goshorn of Cody, Monte and Elizabeth Goshorn of Ainsworth, Doug Goshorn of Piedmont, S.D., Todd and Ellen Goshorn of Grand Island, William Hines, JR and Becky of Milton, Wash.; and a half-sister, Dawn Batt of Sidney.
Sandy was preceded in death by his father, Dwaine Goshorn; his stepmother, Marcene Goshorn; his mother, Paulene Gove; a half-brother, Mitch Goshorn; maternal grandparents Frank and Dorothy Roth and paternal grandparents Howard and Blanche Goshorn.
Pallbearers will be Kelton Van Pelt, Kolter Van Pelt, Mike Unger, Mike Frohberg, Mike Kayton and Rick Kropf. Honorary pallbearers will be Sandy’s grandchildren: Grace, Ella, Leah and Hayden Hansen and Olivia, Avery and Owen Goshorn.  RIP Soldier.
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Crystal L Von Kampen
107. Crystal L Von Kampen  (Dec 28, 2019)
Obituary for Crystal L. Von Kampen
NORFOLK -- Memorial service for Crystal L. Von Kampen, 40, of Norfolk, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Pastor Randy Rasmussen officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, also at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. Post #1644, both of Norfolk, the Nebraska American Legion Riders, and the United States Navy Honors Guard.
Crystal died Sunday, December 22, 2019 at her residence in Norfolk. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Born Feb. 17, 1979, at York, she was the daughter of Lyle and Evelyn (Binger) Von Kampen. She attended grade school in Norfolk and graduated from Norfolk High School in 1997.
She married Carla Morris on Nov. 1, 2013, in Council Bluffs. Crystal and her family moved from York to Norfolk in 1989. After graduating from high school, she moved to Texas.
She enlisted in the U.S. Navy on July 30, 1999. While serving her country, she was stationed in California, Italy, as well as served a tour in Iraq. After she retired from the Navy on May 20, 2008, she moved back to Norfolk.
She then attended and graduated from Northeast Community College.
Crystal enjoyed fishing, bowling, woodworking, YouTubing how to try and fix things and playing with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was proud to be involved for 19 years in a 12-step program of recovery.
Survivors include spouse Carla Morris-Von Kampen of Norfolk; children Clayton Morris (significant other Cierra) of Wayne, Catrina Morris (significant other Robert) of Norfolk; her granddaughters, Braxton and Dustyn; her mother, Evelyn Von Kampen of Norfolk; siblings Kenton (Robin) Von Kampen of Norfolk and Amanda (Matt) Von Kampen of Norfolk; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Crystal was preceded in death by grandparents Dwight and Ruth Binger, aunt Mary Binger, and adopted father Dennis Fegley.    Rip Sailor
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Kenneth J Uhing
108. Kenneth J Uhing  (Dec 27, 2019)
Kenneth J. Uhing age 88 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, Nebraska with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.  Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Menominee with military rites by the Wynot American Legion Post 31, and American Legion Riders.  Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at church on Friday.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Nick Kleinschmit, Austin Uhing, Travis Luhr, Kyle Uhing, Kenneth Schroeder, Colton Uhing, Nathaniel Kemper, and Zachary Uhing, and granddaughter Kristie Steffen. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kenneth John Uhing was born on November 13, 1931 in Hartington, Nebraska to William A. and Bernadine L. (Frigge) Uhing.  He grew up in the Wynot & St. James area and graduated from Wynot High School in 1949.  Kenneth worked on the family farm prior to being drafted into the U.S. Army, serving from 1952-1954.  He served 13 months in Korea.  Ken married Dolorita Ida Kleinschmit on November 7, 1955 in Menominee.  Nine children were born to this union. Ken continued to farm until his health prevented him from doing so.

Kenneth was a member of Holy Family parish and a former member of Sts. Philip & James parish in St. James. He served on the parish and school boards for St. James and Cedar Catholic Schools. He also served on the boards for Farmers Union Coop and Wynot Rural Fire District. He and Dolorita loved square dancing and ballroom dancing.  Ken was an EME and was a member of the Hartington VFW post 5283, the Wynot American Legion Post 31, and Bow Valley Park Association. While in the Army Kenneth was a member of the 8 Inch Highcore Fire Direction Artillery Division.

Ken is survived by his wife Dolorita of Hartington; nine children and spouses Debra (Kevin) Kleinschmit of Menominee, Marsha (Kevin) Bonner of Madison, NE, Kenneth  D. Uhing of Brighton, CO, Kathy (Terry) Luhr of Omaha, NE, Kevin (Sandy) Uhing of Hartington, Sheryl (Roger) Schroeder of Yankton, SD, Gerard (Diane) Uhing of Pilger, NE, Lisa (Mark) Kemper of Eagle, NE, Scott (Cindy) Uhing of Lincoln, NE; 34 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; five sisters Jeanette Whitney of Guthrie Center, IA, Jolene (John) Manino of Omaha, NE, Claudette Wieseler of Omaha, Joyce Salvatori of Omaha, Janice (Jack) Meyer of Omaha; sisters-in-law Cleopha Uhing of Yankton, SD, and Janita Uhing of Crofton, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Stella Goeken and Elaine Ingberg; brothers Robert & Bill Uhing; grandson Joshua Uhing.
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Gerald "Jerry" Leo Ludden
109. Gerald "Jerry" Leo Ludden  (Dec 18, 2018)
GERALD "JERRY"'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Mass of Christian Burial for Gerald “Jerry” Ludden, age 84, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Reverend Gregory Carl will be Celebrant, with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1644, American Legion Post 16, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service.
Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
Gerald “Jerry” Leo Ludden was born on April 10, 1935, in Norfolk, Nebraska at the Sisters Hospital to John and Clara (Kramper) Ludden. He grew up on farms near Norfolk and Lindsay. Jerry then joined the Army from 1958 to1960 and was stationed in France. He returned to the US and worked in Pierre, South Dakota building the Oahe dam. Jerry moved back to Lindsay to farm.  He married Patricia “Pat” Hanke on November 14, 1969, in Norfolk. They lived on a farm north of Lindsay until 1994 when they moved to Norfolk. Jerry was employed by Guardrite and later, the city of Norfolk. Jerry and Pat recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Jerry enjoyed trap shooting with friends and father-in-law, Roy Hanke. Jerry and Pat would often go to Deadwood for a weekend of gambling and sightseeing or go for a drive to another casino. He collected hats and pocket knives and was always on the lookout for a new one. Game shows, westerns and NFL football—especially the Seattle Seahawks games—were always being watched. Big Red was his favorite place to go for lunch. He was an avid card player in which he often won, including the last time he played. We will miss his great sense of humor. There were times where he would laugh until it almost made him cry.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Pat; children, Janet Sager (Wayne) of Norfolk, NE, Rebecca Ludden of Phoenix, AZ, Karla Ludden of Lincoln, NE, and Doug Ludden (Lisa) of Pierce, NE; eight grandchildren, Jordan Sager, Kaden Sager, Kellan Sager, Theisen Ziehmer, Alyssa Ludden, McKeilie Ziehmer, Addisyn Ludden, and Arriah Ludden; sisters-in-law, Millie Ludden, Elaine Vech (Dennis) of Morse Bluff, NE, and LoAnn Irvin (Wayne) of Missouri Valley; brothers-in-laws, Ed Ramaekers of Lindsay, Gene Schaecher (Pam) of Meridan, ID, and Gerald Hanke (Diane) of Papillion; along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clara Ludden; siblings, Vic Ludden, Millie (Leonard) Putjenter, Mark (Berdelle) Ludden, Ted Ludden, and Donny Ludden; mother and father-in-law, Roy and Frances Hanke; sisters-in-law, Jane Ramaekers and Nancy Schaecher; and brother-in-law, John “Jack” Borer.  RIP Soldier.
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Robert Wordekemper
110. Robert Wordekemper  (Dec 17, 2019)
Minnick Funeral Chapel Obituary
Robert was born on October 4, 1927 and passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. He graduated from Beemer High School in 1945 and farmed and fed cattle with his father until he was drafted into the Army in December 1950. Funeral services for Robert H. Wordekemper age 92 of Beemer, NE will be on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Beemer, NE. Interment with Military Honors will be in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Wisner, NE, with a luncheon to follow at the Beemer American Legion Hall. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:00 p.m., and will continue on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service, both at the church. Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm Monday, December 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm Holy Cross Catholic Church 517 Fraiser St. BEEMER, NE 68716 There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at the church with a Knights of Columbus Rosary. Second Visitation Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am Holy Cross Catholic Church 517 Fraiser St. BEEMER, NE 68716 Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 10:30am Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to the Beemer Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments.  RIP Soldier.
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Kenneth Henry Brandt
111. Kenneth Henry Brandt   (Dec 16, 2019)
NORFOLK — Memorial services for Kenneth H. “Kenny” Brandt, 82, Norfolk, formerly of Humphrey, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Brad Birtell will officiate. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Military rites will be provided by American Legion Post 16, V.F.W. Post 1644, both of Norfolk, Nebraska American Legion Riders and the U.S. Army Honors Guard.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
1937-2019
Kenneth entered his eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.
Kenneth Henry Brandt was born May 21, 1937, to Harold Louis and Alice Margaret (Reins) Brandt at his home in Creston. He was baptized the day of his birth at his home.
Kenny was confirmed into his faith on March 18, 1951, at St. John Lutheran Church in Columbus. Kenny attended St. John’s Lutheran School in Columbus from 1943 until 1951. He graduated from Creston High School on May 8, 1955.
Kenny farmed with his father in the Humphrey area. He served in the peacetime Army from March 28, 1957, to March 28, 1959. He served his entire Army career at Fort Lewis, Wash., reaching the rank of SP4.
Kenny continued to farm from 1959 until 2002. He retired in Norfolk in 2003.
Kenny was united in marriage to Eunice Faye Mott on June 17, 1978, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spencer. The Brandts have five children: Gary, Juanita, Ramona, James and Sonya.
Kenny was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Columbus and Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. His church involvement included such service as Walther League president; head usher/usher; congregational president; elder; Lutheran Laymen’s League president/secretary; co-chairman of remodeling/building committee; Aid Association for Lutheran branch president, S.O.S. president/vice president; and a Stephen Minister.
He enjoyed his family; farming; visiting with friends; antique cars (really any cars); collecting coins; collecting toy tractors and cars; and woodworking. He was Lion’s Club president (Creston); and belonged to the Norfolk Antique Auto Club.
Kenny was a wonderful spouse, father, grandfather, relative and friend. His faith was in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he shared with family and friends.
He will be greatly missed by his spouse, Eunice of Norfolk; a son, Gary (Lorrie) Brandt of Columbus (grandkids Tim, Tristan and Tessa); a daughter, Ramona (Glenn) Kaup of Norfolk (grandkids Isabelle and Sophia); a son, James (Amy) Brandt of Howells (grandson Colten); a daughter, Sonya (Josh) McClary of Wisner; a sister, Norene M. Brauner of Boerne, Texas; nieces; nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Juanita; his parents, Harold and Alice Brandt; his in-laws, William and Laura Mott; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruby and Elmer Kaczor; and two grandchildren, Trey and Seline.
Honorary casketbearers are Tim Brandt, Isabelle Kaup, Sophia Kaup, Tristan Brandt, Tessa Brandt, and Colten Brandt.  RIP Soldier.
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Orval Hankla
112. Orval Hankla  (Dec 15, 2019)
CLEARWATER — Services for Orval E. Hankla, 93, Clearwater, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater. The Rev. Daniel Feusse will officiate. Burial will be in Clearwater Cemetery with military rites by Clearwater American Legion Post 267, Sons of the Legion and Legion Riders.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater.
He died Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at Arbor Care Center in Neligh.
1926-2019
Orval Elton Hankla was born on April 13, 1926, to Walter and Blanche (Guynn) Hankla at Closter. He graduated in 1943 from Brunswick High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug. 28, 1944, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He was discharged on June 26, 1946.
On June 12, 1950, he was united in marriage to Delores Eilers. They celebrated 66 years of marriage before her death in 2016. Orval worked for Contois Motor Company for 15 years. He then took over the repair part of the business, which became Orval’s Auto Service in 1962.
He was baptized and confirmed as a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater. He was a member of Clearwater American Legion Post 267. He also served on the Clearwater Village Board.
Orval enjoyed fishing and camping with his family.  Especially at Merritt Reservoir.
He is survived by his children, Kathleen (Peter) Pryjmak of Greensburg, Pa., Steven (Linda) Hankla of Clearwater, Clarice Hynes of Crawford, Mark Hankla of Lincoln, Lynn (Joseph) Pelster of Omaha and Brian (Mary) of King George, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his spouse; a son-in-law, John Hynes; four brothers and six sisters.   RIP Soldier
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Otto George "Tip" Froendt
113. Otto George "Tip" Froendt  (Dec 3, 2019)
Otto George (Tip), Froendt son of Henry and Ria (Melliwa) Froendt, was born October 12, 1931 in
Coleridge, and died at the age of 88, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Remington Heights Retirement
Community in Omaha, Nebraska after a lengthy illness.
Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in
Coleridge with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating and Military Honors provided by the Coleridge American
Legion Post 114 and the American Legion Riders. Burial will be on Wednesday at St. John’s Cemetery in
Bellevue, Nebraska with Military Honors provided by the South Omaha American Legion Post #331.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, at church, from noon until 2:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction
of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge
Tip was born and grew up in Coleridge, Nebraska, and graduated from Coleridge High School in 1948,
where he was a letter winner in football, baseball, and track, and also served as class president and
Student Council president. He enlisted in the United States Army basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, MO
and then on to Heavy Engineering School in Fort Belvoin, VA in 1952. He was stationed in Germany during
the Korean War and worked as a heavy machine mechanic from 1953 to 1956. He returned home and
attended Milford Community College to be an electrician. He left school before graduating to take care of
his ailing mother who passed away in 1958.
While in Coleridge, he worked for Conoco Oil Co., Hefner Oil and Feed, Avery Electric, and then Brandl
electric for many years. On November 20th, 1960, he married Joyce E. Hall of Carroll at Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Coleridge. To this union three children were born: Bruce, Brenda and Brett.
Tip started Froendt Electric where he continued to serve the communities of Coleridge, Hartington, Laurel,
Randolph, and many other surrounding towns for approximately 25 years. He also began driving school bus
for Coleridge Community Schools during this time for 24 years. This was one of his favorite activities, as he
loved the families he served and being able to continue to attend sporting activities after his children
graduated. As a father, electrician, and bus driver, Tip found the most delight in making people smile, most
often with his never-ending jokes and clever wit. He also loved to repair and construct “gadgets” in his
garage. Tip was very hands on and could repair most anything that needed attention.
He loved spending time with his three kids whether it be playing sports, shooting blue rocks, camping, or
loading three kids on his scooter to go to the Belden pool, he loved any time with them. In 2009, Tip
moved to Omaha, and enjoyed attending activities/events of his children and grandchildren in Elkhorn,
Westside High School, and took great pride in serving as a volunteer at AllPlay founded by his son, Bruce.
Tip is survived by his three children and their spouses: Bruce and Sheila Froendt, Brenda and Paul
Jacobsen, and Brett and Jackie Froendt, all of Omaha. Grandchildren Allie Froendt, Alex, Nick, Hanna and
Cory Jacobsen, and Adam and Amber Froendt. His step grandchildren and their spouses are Tim and Dawn
Cich, Steph and JR Gould, and Abbey and Damien Vincent, great granddaughter Scarlett Jacobsen, and step
great grandchildren Jaime and Emma Gould, and Elliot and Cora Cich. Nieces Dickie and Karla, and great
nieces and nephews.  RIP Soldier.
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William "Bill" D Keeshan
114. William "Bill" D Keeshan  (Dec 2 , 2019)
WILLIAM'S OBITUARY
William D. "Bill" Keeshan, 81 of Albion, NE passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at The Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, NE.
Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE with Fr. Mark Tomasiewicz officiating.  Inurnment will follow at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery; Albion, NE with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736 of Albion, NE, and the Army Funeral Honor Guard.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service time.
Levander Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
William “Bill” Dean Keeshan, son of Alfred and Florence (Kelly) Keeshan was born on March 16, 1938 at Albion, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE. Bill graduated from Albion High School in 1956. Following high school, he moved to Omaha and worked for Continental Can and joined the Army Reserves.
On October 19, 1962 Bill was united in marriage to Karen Young in Logan, IA. They lived in Albion, where Bill ran his own trucking company. To this union three children, Sherry, Kevin, and Julie, were born.
Bill was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Albion, NE. He enjoyed going to the Stock Car Races, as well as the horse races in Columbus and Grand Island. Bill also enjoyed camping and loved animals.
Bill is survived by his wife Karen of Omaha, NE; three children Sherry (Jay) Laseman of Omaha, NE; Kevin (Denise) Keeshan of Lincoln, NE; Julie (Eric) Rasmussen of Gretna, NE; grandson Shaun (Lacey) Keeshan; grandchildren: Kaydence, Teagen Rasmussen, and Austin Keeshan; great-grandson Grady Keeshan; brother Gary Keeshan of Columbus, NE; sister Janelle Meyers of Columbus, NE; and sister-in-law MaryAnn Keeshan of Tool, TX; along with many other relatives and friends.  RIP Soldier
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115. Dennis L Hintz  (Nov 25, 2019)
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Hans Wagner
116. Hans Wagner  (Nov23, 2019)
HANS' OBITUARY
U.S.  ArmyVeteran  
Mass of Christian Burial for Hans Wagner, age 93, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Reverend Gregory Carl will be Celebrant, with a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. at Bloomfield City Cemetery in Bloomfield, Nebraska.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4996, American Legion Post 249, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders..
Hans died Monday, November 18, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.
Hans H. Wagner was born December 1, 1925, at Winnetoon, Nebraska to Richard L. Wagner and Mattie (Ehrenberg) Wagner. He received his education at School District #53 and St. Ludger Catholic School in Creighton, Nebraska. Hans entered the United States Army in November 1950 and was discharged in November 1952. In June of 1953, he married Waunieta Nichols of Wayne at St. Mary’s Church in Wayne. To this union two sons, Charles and Ralph, were born. They lived on a farm north of Bloomfield, Nebraska. In November of 1956, Waunieta passed away. On November 29, 1966, Hans married Ruth Opkis at St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton. Hans and Ruth retired from farming and moved to Norfolk in 1991.
Hans was a member of American Legion Post 249 and Knights of Columbus Council #1238. He volunteered for many years at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
Hans is survived by his son, Charles (Cindy) Wagner of Juniata, Nebraska; step-daughter, Judy Kay (Jim) Abbenhaus of Creighton, Nebraska; step-son, Lonnie Opkis of Norfolk, Nebraska; grandchildren, Nicole (Tyler) Pratt, Joe (Andrea) Abbenhaus, Jeff (Debbie) Abbenhaus, and Traci (Terry) Gall; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Herbert Wagner and Everett Wagner of Winnetoon, Nebraska; and a host of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Waunieta and Ruth; infant son, Ralph; and brother, Robert Wagner. RIP Soldier.
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LaVern Edward Kauth
117. LaVern Edward Kauth  (Nov 15, 2019)
LAVERN'S OBITUARY
Funeral services LaVern Kauth, age 93, of Bloomfield, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 15, 2019, at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. Reverend Jacob Bobby will officiate, with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4996, American Legion Post 249, United States Army Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.
LaVern died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield.
LaVern Edward Kauth, son of John and Christina (Krause) Kauth, was born on June 25, 1926, in Norris, South Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a proud member of First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield.
In 1944, at the age of 18, LaVern found himself joining the United States Army. While serving, he was stationed in Nuremburg, Germany where he worked in the motor pool. It was also during this time that he served as a driver for Generals Eisenhauer and Patton; because of this he was able to sit in on the Nuremburg Trials.
LaVern was discharged from the Army in in 1946 and followed his parents to Bloomfield, Nebraska where they had recently moved to. Upon settling in Bloomfield, he started working for Ray Hansen driving truck. A short time later he met his wife, Lucille Helen Andreasen.
LaVern and Lucille were united in marriage on May 6, 1949. They were blessed with four children Kathy, Debi, Doug, and Melissa. Lucille passed away on April 12, 2018. At the time Lucille’s death, the couple had celebrated 70 years of marriage.
While LaVern tried his hand at various types of employment, his greatest love was farming and raising cattle and horses. While living on the farm LaVern bred and raised Appaloosa horses. He also broke many horses to ride. His love for horses followed him through life and was passed on to his children and grandchildren.
But in 1968 he decided farming was not enough and he started working as a road grader for Dolphin township. LaVern was said to be the best road grader around and his services were truly sought after by many.
LaVern knew that Lucille always wanted a new house so in 1978 he bought a lot in Bloomfield and in 1980 the family moved into their brand-new house built by LaVern with the help of many. It was a short time later he quit farming all together and he started driving truck for KK Appliance. LaVern was known as the handy man around Bloomfield. He took classes and started repairing small appliances; and opening LaVern’s Repair from his home. People came from everywhere to have Vern work on their things. He was also a craftsman of wood. His fondest wood working projects involved using old lumber from the First Trinity Lutheran School when it was torn down. With this wood he made wooden crosses, many of which are still in First Trinity today. Others he sold and donated the money back to the church.
One of LaVern’s greatest joys in his life were his children and grandchildren. He loved to teach and he taught them so many things. He loved spending time with friends but most of all he loved to make people laugh.
LaVern was reunited with his wife in our heavenly kingdom on November 12, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Center in Bloomfield, Nebraska.
LaVern was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; his parents, John and Christine; and siblings, Lena Huber, Amalia Weisz, Lydia Krause, Clara Eisenbraun, Earl Schmidt, Lenora Scheider, Henry Kauth, Edna Uecker, Walter Kauth, and Matt Kauth.
Those remaining to cherish his memory include children, Kathy (Doug) Hallvin of Bloomfield, Debi (Rodger) Freeman of Bloomfield, Doug (Jeanne) Kauth of Yankton, SD, and Melissa (Larry) Erlenbusch of Aberdeen, SD; sister-in law, Bessie Dowty; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John (Jeanette) Andreasen. Grandchildren include: Karri (Troy) Mohr and Nate; Lance and Nate Freeman-Frye; Jason (Jackie) Freeman, Tiernee and Ty; Aamy (Brent) Drotzmann, Wil, Chayse and Ellie; Linsey (Justin) Schardt, Riley and Graham; Jarrett (Rachel) Hallvin, Brooklyn and Cameron; Darci Kauth, Alice and Violet; Olivia (Dan) and Oliver Meyer, and Alex Bartlett and Andrew Bartlett. He also survived many nieces and nephews.  RIP Soldier
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Veterans Day Program 2019
118. Veterans Day Program 2019  (Nov 11, 2019)
Guest speaker Brig General Tom Schuurmans ARNG.  Programs at Norfolk Catholic High, Norfolk Veterans Home and Norfolk Senior High.  Program was presented by Norfolk American Legion Post 16, America Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the AmericanLegion, American Legion Riders, Amvets, VFW 1644 and Auxiliary.
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Donald Molacek Sr Flagpole
119. Donald Molacek Sr Flagpole  (Nov 10, 2019)
PILGER — Corn grows tall along Highway 32 south of Pilger. It shades the ground beneath it.
But the cornfields will soon be shadowed by a U.S. flag, flying high over the hills of Northeast Nebraska
A 120-foot pole has recently been set in place a mile east of the Highway 32 and Highway 15 junction, ringed with five shorter poles. At a special ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 10, a super-sized 30-foot-by-50-foot U.S. flag will be run up the staff.
Below it will fly an 8-foot-by-12-foot MIA-POW flag, and in a semi-circle on the ground below, flags of the armed services: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.
The land on which the lighted flags will be displayed was donated by Ardyth Molacek of Howells. Design of the project, its construction and materials were donated by Molacek and her family in memory of her late husband, Cpl. Don R. Molacek.
Molacek served in the U.S. Army from 1951 through 1953. He was a lifetime member of the VFW post in Stanton and a member of the American Legion post in Howells, and he was awarded the Bronze Star. Ardyth is a lifetime VFW Auxiliary member at Stanton.
The flags will memorialize Molacek, plus all U.S. veterans.
For their son, Don Jr., the project represents something more. He often remembers how farmers in the Midwest come to each other’s aid to work together for the good of all, whether during recent flooding or five years ago as tornadoes hit the area, or other crisis. Molacek hopes the flags stand as a call to action for representatives of our state and federal government to work together, with Democrats and Republicans alike reaching across the aisle to make decisions in the best interests of the country.
The project has been a dream of the Molacek family since the death of Don Sr. five years ago. The family has worked aggressively at completing the project during the past year.
Friends and neighbors helped lay 105 yards of concrete around the base of the flag, rimmed with red rock. The lighted flag can be viewed from both highways 15 and 32.
Veterans, Legionnaires, VFW members, Legion Riders, Sons of the American Legion and the public are invited to attend the dedication ceremony on Nov. 10, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
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Leonard Ray "Butch" Boggs
120. Leonard Ray "Butch" Boggs  (Oct 3. 2019)
LEONARD "BUTCH"'S OBITUARY
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Funeral services for Leonard “Butch” Boggs, age 70, of Winnetoon, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Christ Lutheran Church in Bazile Mills, Nebraska. Reverend Terry Huber will officiate, with burial in Christ Lutheran Cemetery.

Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1151, American Legion Post 74, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, Nebraska, with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service.

Butch died Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Avera Creighton Care Centre.

Leonard Ray “Butch” Boggs, son of Leonard and Elaine (Hoffart) Boggs, was born January 16, 1949, at Plainview, Nebraska. He graduated from Creighton High School. After graduation, Butch entered the United States Army from which he retired in 1989. He served his country during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Alaska for two years and Germany for one year. Butch was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas when he retired from the Army after 20 years.

On July 12, 1985, Butch was united in marriage to Vivian Barnes in Norfolk, Virginia. After Butch was discharged from the Army he served as Knox County Veteran Service officer for 23 years. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Bazile Mills. Butch was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1151 and American Legion Post 74.

Butch is survived by his wife, Vivian Boggs of Winnetoon; children, Justin Boggs and wife Amanda, Lisa Taylor and husband Preston, and Cindy Cevora and husband John all of Virginia; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Tom (Lorna) Boggs of Neligh, Barbara Boggs of Winnetoon, and Sandy Boggs of Norfolk; and nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Elaine Boggs; sister, Linda Kallhoff; and son, Joseph Handel.  RIP Soldier
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Richard C Mahoney
121. Richard C Mahoney  (Oct 26, 2019)
Richard "Dick" C. Mahoney
December 12, 1925 - October 20, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Richard C. Mahoney (Albion, Nebraska), born in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, who passed away on October 20, 2019, at the age of 93, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Richard C. Mahoney to pay them a last tribute.

He was predeceased by : his parents, John Edward and Olga Elva Mahoney (McClure); his spouse Jean Claire Batenhorst; his siblings, Robert, Gene (Caryl), Jim Mahoney and Irene Mahoney; his sisters-in-law, Eileen Batenhorst, Eileen Schmitz (George) and Madelaine Gemar. He is survived by : his children, Janet Clark (Ron) of Casper, WY, Kathleen Mahoney of Omaha, NE, Mary Jo Sempek (Steve) of Papillion, NE, Deborah Borer of Cedar Rapids, NE, Pamela Boro (Dale) of Seward, NE, Sheryl Bergland (Bradd) of Colorado Springs, CO and Douglas Mahoney (Kim) of Medford, WI; his sister Marilyn Nealon of Flower Mound, TX; his siblings-in-law, Katie Mahoney of Cedar Rapids, NE, Mary Ballweg (Frank) of Spalding, NE and Tom Batenhorst of Cedar Rapids, NE. He is also survived by many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. RIP Soldier
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Gerald D Konken
122. Gerald D Konken  (Oct 23, 2019)
Gerald Dean Konken, age 76 of Hartington, Nebraska, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, October 18, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington, NE with Reverend Amanda Talley officiating. Burial will be in the Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge, NE with military services provided by the Hartington VFW Post 5283 and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Gail Konken, Galen Konken, Greg Konken, Jim Konken, Bob Konken, John Konken, Kelly Konken, Kevin Konken, Curtis Konken, Corey Konken, Doug Pedersen, and Dave Pedersen.
Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces, Kathy Walters, Gloria Hoesing, Janice Mortensen, Colleen Rowe, Connie Keiss, Marva Lee Nass, Patty McElhaney, and Debbie Brummels.
Gerald was born on February 1, 1943 on the family farm between Hartington and Coleridge, Nebraska to John Carl and Selma Wilhelmina (Wittler) Konken. He grew up on the farm and attended country grade school nearby.   He went on to graduate from Coleridge High School in 1960.
Gerald worked on the family farm during his youth.  He bought his first car at age 14, an old Plymouth for $35.   His dad furnished the gas and insurance.  When he turned 16, he took a job as an autobody technician in Hartington.  After graduation he took auto body repair classes at Southern State College in Springfield, SD.  He was only there a short time because it became apparent the he knew more than the teaching staff.  At age 19, he moved to Lincoln, NE and was employed as an auto body repairman.  He lived with his sister Lorna.   He moved back to Hartington the following year to manage the auto body repair shop at the Chevrolet dealership.   It was during this time that Gerald purchased his first new Corvette at age 20, a bright red 1963 Split Window Coupe.  He had a need for speed and drag raced the car all summer wining several trophies.
In 1965, Gerald purchased a building and one acre of land at the south end of town and opened Konk’s body shop. In addition to repairing cars he also cleaned, repaired and repainted farm tractors for extra income.  In the fall of 1966 Massey Ferguson convince him that instead of repainted tractors that he should sell new ones.   At age 23, he became a Massey Ferguson dealer.
On January 28 1967, Gerald married Delores Ann Harts of rural Yankton, SD.  She moved to Hartington and became his business partner.  The business expanded in 1969 with a building addition and the purchase of 4 acres of land.  Their first child Barry was also born that year.  Gerald received an award for being the largest Massey Ferguson dealer in their sales district.  This award earned Gerald and Delores a trip to the Bahamas when Barry was only 6 weeks old.  Their second child, Cinda was born in 1973.  Gerald purchased land to build a new home for his family on the south end of Hartington.  The large ranch style home had a 3-stall garage which was unheard at the time.
Later in 1973, the business was incorporated: Konken Equipment, Inc.  He received several awards in 1970 for reaching sales goals.  Including being the top Massey swather dealer in North America in 1970.  Gerald was also the largest Massey snowmobile dealer in the North America.  Gerald would truck the snowmobiles in from the Des Moines distribution center by the semi load.  His son Barry would ride with him in the truck.
Gerald also sold the most Massey combines in the district.  In 1972, he sold over 50% of the market in the state of Nebraska.  During the 1970’s Gerald added Snapper lawn, Buffalo tillage and Owatonna equipment to the dealership.  Sales awards continued through the 1970’s including the $500,000 in sales award in 1978 and the $1,000,000 in sales award in 1979.  By 1979, Konken Equipment was the largest Massey Ferguson dealer in the state.  The business continued to expand when Gerald signed a contract to become a J.I. Case dealer in 1981.  The following year they completely remodeled the dealership building.  Gerald was able to purchase his dad’s family farm during this time.  His father had sold the land when he retired.  It was important to Gerald to have the family farm back, where he was born.  His father first moved onto the land in 1918.
Gerald had to change the focus of his business in the 1980’s when the farm crisis hit.  Many of the companies he represented went bankrupt.  Customers and banks were having very hard times financially.  Gerald had always had a car dealer license so he started buying and selling used cars in addition to selling and servicing farm equipment.
A fire destroyed the business in December of 1990.  There wasn’t enough insurance money to rebuild but Gerald decided to build a new state of the art building that focused more on car sales.  A unique stair step display area was arranged so people could see all the cars for sale as they drove by on the highway.  The all new facility was really 3 buildings in one:  The front third was comprised of offices, parts, customer lounge and indoor showroom.   The center building had the area’s only quick lube oil change pit and room for automobile service and detail.  The back room was set up to service farm equipment.  The original business location was sold.  Barry joined the business fulltime after college.  At this time, Gerald starting selling Corvettes in addition to used cars.  They sold Corvettes in every state in the United States in addition to Canada and many foreign countries.  Gerald and Barry attended their 1st Black Hills Corvette Classic Rally in 1986.  They had such a great time together that they went every year.  Gerald made some of his best lifelong friends from the Corvette hobby.
In 2003, a decision was made to purchase the Orwig Ford dealership in Hartington.  The automotive business was also going through tough times.  Many thought that Ford was going to go bankrupt.  Gerald had seen this before in the farm equipment business and didn’t want to go through it again so he decided to end their contract with Ford in 2005.  An opportunity to sell the building came in 2012.  Gerald moved back into his original business location to focus on his love of restoring antique farm tractors.  In January of 2016, Gerald received an award from the Hartington Chamber of Commerce for being in business for 50 years.
Gerald began a complete renovation of his family home in early 2018.  He had made the decision to sell his collection of antique farm tractors and move out of the original business location to enjoy his retirement.  In order to have a place to work on a few of his favorite tractors, Gerald decided to replace his three stall garage with a much larger “man cave”.   This space allowed him to display his lifelong collection of farm toy and auto memorabilia.
Gerald was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a longtime council member and served as council president. He served on the Hartington City Council for 10 years and was a member of the Hartington Chamber of Commerce for over 50 years.  Gerald was also involved with several corvette clubs and attended the Black Hills Corvette Classic for 33 consecutive years. He also served in the National Guard and went through basic training in Ft Leonard Wood, MO.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Delores Konken of Hartington, a son, Barry Konken of Sioux Falls, SD; a daughter, Cinda Konken of Lincoln, NE; a grandson, Jack Konken of Sioux Falls; a sister, Gladys Pedersen of Coleridge; a brother, Vernon Konken of Hartington and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, Norman, Wendell, Clarence, Marvin and Elmer Konken, a sister, Lorna Veddar and an infant stillborn baby.
No matter what his business ventures, his family was most important.  Gerald was grateful for his many friends.  He always said that he has been blessed with a wonderful family and was fortunate to work in a great community.  People always loved his smile, outgoing personality and warm heart. RIP Soldier
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Melvin Henry Storm
123. Melvin Henry Storm  (Oct 17, 2019)
ALBION – Melvin H. Storm, 92, of Albion, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion.
   Melvin was born on the family farm in Saunders County on Oct. 16, 1926 to Harry and Clara (Thomas) Storm. He grew up and attended rural schools in Saunders County except for one year when they moved to Walton and the ordinance plant opened in Mead. From Walton they returned to Saunders County where he attended Mead High School and graduated from Yutan High School in May of 1945.
   In June of 1945, Melvin was inducted into the U.S. Army. He served as a clerk typist in the medical dispensary at Fort Dix, N.J. He was honorably discharged as a Private First Class in November of 1946. Upon returning home from the service, Melvin farmed with his dad.
  On Aug. 18, 1951, Melvin was united in marriage to Virginia Wynne at Kountze Memorial Church in Omaha. They made their home in Mead from 1951 until 1954, where he farmed and worked at Mead Ordinance Plant. In 1955, they moved to the farm southeast of Albion where they have lived, farmed and raised four children for the last 65 years. Besides a lifetime of farming, Melvin enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his grandchildren, checking on crops as they grew, going for drives, and generally being ornery.
Melvin is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virginia Storm of Albion; four children, Allene Storm of Columbus, Darrell Storm of Albion, Madelyn (Dan) Shotkoski of St. Edward, Douglas Storm of Albion; six grandchildren, Angela Storm of Lincoln, Mark (Shauna) Shotkoski of St. Edward, Ronald (Kaitlin Roan) Shotkoski of St. Edward, Chad (Ash Marie Duncan) Storm of Albion, Stephanie (Brandon Rice) Storm of Omaha, Abbey Storm of Elgin; 10 great-grandchildren, Brenden, Caden, Zaiden, Raelynn, Bentley, Tyson, Kayson, Emiley, Addyson and Harlow; one sister-in-law, Marian Storm of Lincoln as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fielden and Margaret Wynne; sister, Rogene (LaVon) Schoening; brother, Leonard Storm and brother-in-law, Donald (Delores) Wynne. RIP Soldier.
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Francis D Ruppert
124. Francis D Ruppert  (Oct 16, 2019)
Obituary for Francis D. "Frank" Ruppert
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Francis D. "Frank" Ruppert, 69, of Norfolk, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Pastor Gabe Cotton officiating (Franks brother-in-law.) Interment will be held at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, also at Stonacek Funeral Chapel. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. Post #1644, both of Norfolk, Nebraska American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard. Frank died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Stonacek Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Frank was born on March 30, 1950 in Norfolk, NE to Matt and Agnes (Jazwieck) Ruppert. He graduated from Madison High school in 1969. He enlisted in the United States Army in August 1969, as a Food Service Specialist (94B). He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded a bronze star. He was medically discharged with full retirement after 20 years of service to his country. SFC Ruppert was a brave and loyal soldier as well as a loving husband and father. He met Cindy Cotton in Fort Belvoir, Virginia at the NCO Club when he asked her to dance. They soon married on March 11, 1972 in Virginia and welcomed 3 children, Jason Matthew in 1973, Janel Danette in 1975, and Julie Michelle in 1977. The family travelled to Stuttgart, Germany, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ohahu, Hawaii, Ft. Irwin, California, and Kitzengen, Germany until returning to Nebraska after retirement in 1989. He began working for Service Master of Norfolk, where he remained for nearly 20 years, until retiring as full-time Grandpa. Of all the things he accomplished, he was most proud of his marriage, children and grandchildren.
Frank valued education and wanted opportunities for his children that he didn’t have, encouraging his family always to pursue their education. There wasn’t a project that couldn’t be (mostly) fixed when “modified” with tape. He loved to play cards, spades and pitch. He never met a pickle card, a lottery ticket, or a slot machine he didn’t like and although Frank only had 50% of his vision, he rarely lost a game of horse shoes, darts, or bowling.
Frank is survived by his wife of 47 years, Cynthia “Cindy” Kay Ruppert of Norfolk, NE, his children; son Jason Ruppert and fiancée Alexandra Wikstrom of Virginia and his children Katie Ruppert, Tina Ruppert, and Dina Ruppert of Louisiana, daughter Janel Burival of Norfolk, NE and her children; Ethan Ruppert of Norfolk, Austin and Owenn Burival, sons of Rob Burival, all of Norfolk, daughter Julie and Justin Clausen and their children, Layne and Lyndon, of Minnesota. His 7 siblings; Bernard Ruppert, Leroy Ruppert, Delores Hoffman, Darlene Flesner, Theresa Herchenbach, Matt Ruppert, and James Ruppert. He is preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Agnes Ruppert.
Casket bearers will be Jason Ruppert, Ethan Ruppert, Austin Burival, Justin Clausen, Mike Ruppert, and Rob Burival.
Honorary casket bearers will be Owenn Burival, Layne Clausen, Lyndon Clausen and his granddaughters Katie, Tina, and Dina Ruppert.  RIP Soldier.
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Larry L Behnke
125. Larry L Behnke  (October 8, 2019)
NORFOLK — Services for Larry L. Behnke, 77, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Rev. Lee Weander will officiate with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644, both of Norfolk, Nebraska American Legion Riders and the U.S. Army Honors Guard.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel in Norfolk.
He died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Larry L. Behnke was born Sept. 9, 1942, in Pierce to parents Alex and Gladys (Grothe) Behnke. He attended country School District #46 in rural Peirce and graduated from Pierce High School in 1960. He then attended Wayne State College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Larry served in the United States Army from May 5, 1964, to Feb. 6, 1965.
He married Helen Gubbels in April 1969. After marriage the couple moved to Omaha, and Larry took a job with Haskins Sells accounting firm. In 1974, they moved back to Norfolk where they started Larry Behnke C.P.A. Larry retired in 2004. He spent his winters in Daytona Beach at their home. Larry enjoyed golfing, woodworking, vacationing to Branson, Mo., seeing the shows and listening to oldies music.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Norfolk, where he had held positions of an usher and a greeter, member of American Legion of Norfolk and a member of Fairplay Golf Course in Norfolk.
Survivors include children Michael (Kristin) Behnke of Lincoln and Lori Behnke of Shawnee, Kan.; one grandson, Rider Behnke; and one brother, Ron (Judy) Behnke of Norfolk.
He was preceded in death by wife Helen in March 2002, and parents Alex and Gladys.
Casket bearers will be Randy Acklie, Lloyd Avery, Jim Herbolsheimer, Larry Meier, Dennis Ronspies and Doug Trampe. RIP Soldier.
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Alvin D Nathan
126. Alvin D Nathan  (October7, 2019)
Obituary for Alvin D. Nathan
NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Alvin D. Nathan, 89, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.
Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. Post #1644, both of Norfolk, Nebraska American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard.
Alvin died Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Alvin D. Nathan was born March 16, 1930, to parents Alfred and Helen (Gross) Nathan in Madison County. He attended grade school in rural Newman Grove and Enola to the eighth grade.
After Alvin’s education he then joined the United States Army, serving his country from Sept. 25, 1951, to Sept. 23, 1953. After the service he moved back and farmed west of Norfolk and did block work at the regional center.
He married Vickie Prather on Aug. 29, 1954, at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. After marriage to Vickie, the couple lived in Norfolk. After marriage they continued living in rural Norfolk, farming west of town until 2011. Alvin’s hobbies included farming, going to farm sales, having a good cup of coffee at times, as well as having a cold one with his friends and family.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Norfolk and the American Legion Post 16 in Norfolk.
Survivors include daughter Diane (Dave) Petersen of Tilden; daughter Deb (Dan) Schott of Battle Creek; son Dennis Nathan of Norfolk; son Scott (Tricia) Nathan of Norfolk; daughter Stephanie (Travis) McFarland of Lincoln; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and sister Darlene (Jim) Barritt of Norfolk
He was preceded in death by wife Vickie on Dec. 27, 2016; parents Alfred and Helen; sons Doug Nathan and Patrick Nathan; and brothers Alfred Jr., Duane and Wilbur.
Organist for the ceremony will be Jean Ellenberger. Casket bearers will be grandsons Shayne Halsey, Trevis Halsey, Justin Petersen, Nic Schott, Jacob Nathan, Zack Burgin, Zach Nathan, Patrick Sampson and Tyson McFarland. Honorary casket bearers will be granddaughters Kyndra Petersen, Kristen Wolken, Natalie Forsythe, Rachel Schott, Jessica McFarland, Morgan McFarland, Brooklyn McFarland, Maren Burgin and Sara Rice.  RIP Soldier
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Paul Thomas Askew
128. Paul Thomas Askew  (Sept 21, 2019)
PAUL'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Memorial services for Paul Askew, age 54, of Lincoln, Nebraska will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk, Nebraska. John Petersen will officiate, with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.

Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1644, American Legion Post 16, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.
Paul died Thursday, September 5, 2019, at his residence.
Paul Thomas Askew, son of William G. and Susan E. (Cunningham) Askew, was born September 26, 1964, at Norfolk, Nebraska. The first-born child to Bill and Sue, he often reminded his siblings that he broke-in the parents to make childhood easier for them. He spent entirely too much of his early years trying to scare the pants off them; one of the benefits of growing up near a cemetery. Paul served his country as cadet in the Civil Air Patrol and as United States Army Military Police. He was a voracious reader, from classic novels to comic books. He sampled them all and loved to talk about them with anyone who’d listen. His love of chili dogs, cheap beer, and nachos was a thing of legend. May he forever have all the gas station food he needs on his next journey. Though Paul always thought he’d meet his maker by eating a walnut someone snuck into a cookie (allergy), he died of natural causes after a health scare in 2016. He no longer has to worry if the family cat will cause him to fall down the stairs and be rid of the aches he accumulated over the years. We hope he enjoys the peace he deserves and be forever free from the “stupid people of the world”. We will miss his wicked sense of humor and encyclopedic knowledge of classic horror movies.
Paul lived in Norfolk and Lincoln, Nebraska throughout his lifetime.
Paul is survived by his mother, Susan E. Askew of Norfolk, Nebraska; siblings, Janet L. DeBord of Wamego, Kansas, Nanci P. Askew of Lexington, Kentucky, and James W. Askew of Omaha, Nebraska; niece, Ashley Beekman; five nephews, Thomas Wyant, Steven and Kristian DeBord, Corey Beekman, and Lucas Askew.
He was preceded in death by his father, William G. Askew. RIP Soldier.
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Charles W Deering Jr
129. Charles W Deering Jr  (Sept 20, 2019)
Memorial Services for Charles W. “Chuck” Deering, Jr., 67, Norfolk, will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  Reverend Dave Goehmann will officiate.  Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.  Military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644 and the American Legion Riders.  Visitation with family will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue.  Home for Funerals are in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Deering passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his home in Norfolk.
Charles Willard was born January 6, 1952 in Norfolk, Nebraska to his parents Charles and Ruth (Watson) Deering, Sr..  He attended Madison High School.  Charles served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973 with three tours in Vietnam.  During his time in the Navy, he earned his GED.
Charles married Julie Freudenburg on July 8, 1978 at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  The couple raised their family on the family farm just west of Norfolk.  He worked as an over the road truck driver for 46 years.  Charles was the owner of Deering Trucking, Inc.
He loved racing stock cars and tinkering with old tractors and cars.  From their porch, Charles and Julie could be found enjoying a good cup of coffee or a cold beer while enjoying the scenery.
He is survived by his wife Julie, son Chris (Abbie), daughter Annette, grandchildren Tristan, Asher, Zavier, Violet and Everleigh, mother Ruth Randle of Madison, sisters Carol Clark of Diller, Judy Green  of Plainview, Jackie (Jim) Hatfield of Norfolk, brothers Tom Deering of Schertz, TX, Jerry (Rhonda) Randle of Hubert, NC, Dave Randle of Hayward, WI and Jeff (Sharon) Randle of Mt. Sterling, KY, mother-in-law Delores Freudenburg of Madison, brothers-in-law Larry Freudenburg of Norfolk, Jim (Ann) Freudenburg of Madison, Ken Freudenburg of Council Bluffs, IA, and Duane (Joan) Freudenburg of Norfolk, sisters-in-law Patti (Tom) Reigle of Madison, Janet (Dan) Wolken of Madison, and Connie (Mike) Weiss of Wahoo, and many nieces and nephews.
Chuck was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, father-in-law, a niece and a nephew.  RIP Sailor
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130. Colten Football  (9/15-9/17 2019)
#13 Colten, #2 Will, #20 Micah
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131. Gary Koeppe  (Sept 3, 2019)
HADAR — Service for Gary O. Koeppe, 88, of Hadar will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hadar with the Rev. Austin Ziche officiating. Interment will be at the Prospect View Cemetery, Pierce.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Military rites will be provided by the Tomek-Otto Post #72 American Legion of Pierce, United States Air Force Honor Guard and the Nebraska American Legion Riders.
He died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk.  1931-2019
Gary was born May 25, 1931, to Otto and Clara (Wragge) Koeppe in Pierce County. He was baptized June 14, 1931, at Bethany Lutheran Church in rural Antelope County and confirmed on May 27, 1945, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond, by Pastor Eric Holstine. Gary attended grade school in rural Antelope, then rural Pierce County District 19W, then attended McLean High School and Osmond High School.
After high school, Gary enlisted in the United States Air Force on Jan. 11, 1952. He was a mechanic on a B36 Bomber. Gary then married Lois Schumacher on May 20, 1953, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond. After marriage, Gary and Lois made their home in Vallejo, Calif., then El Paso, Texas. Gary also spent 2½ years at Biggs Air Force Base. After an honorable discharge on Jan. 10, 1956, the couple returned to Nebraska in January of that year. They farmed in the Osmond and Pierce area. In 1968 they moved to the Hadar area when Gary began working as a letter carrier for the Norfolk Post Office. Gary retired in 1992 after 29 years at the post office. He then worked for Rochester Armored Car for 10 years.
Gary loved to play cards with family and friends, family fishing trips, and watching Nebraska Cornhusker football games with his family. Gary was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hadar, where he also held numerous offices throughout his life.
Survivors include children Ricky and wife Shelley Koeppe of Hadar, Bradley and wife Pamela Koeppe of Pierce, Mark and wife Lisa Koeppe of Hadar, Carla and husband Ray Winter of Norfolk; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren with one great-grandson on the way.
He was preceded in death by his spouse Lois Koeppe on March 2, 2014; his parents, brother Wesley Koeppe; a sister in infancy; and great-granddaughter Kali.
rganist will be Amy Bretschneider. Congregational songs will be “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “How Great Thou Art” and “I Am But A Stranger Here.” Casket bearers will be Adam, Chad, Chris, Brandon, Seth, Matthew and Craig. Honorary casket bearers will be Amy L., Stephanie, Bridget, Amy B., Cassie, Katrina, Carissa, Nevaeh, Sydney, Avery, Jaren, Zander, Alivia, Delana, Ashton, Sophia, Wesley and one future great-grand.  RIP Airman
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132. Allen R Long  (Aug 30, 2019)
NORFOLK — Services for Allen R. Long, 77, Norfolk, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and the Nebraska American Legion Riders.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with a 7 p.m. rosary.  RIP Airman
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133. Quilts of Valor  (Aug 24, 2019)
Thanks to the Quilts of Valor ladies Linda Kay Hermesch and Julia Schroeder from Ne for presenting beautiful quilts to two deserving Ne National Guardsmen, Sgt London and Sgt Lueninghoener.  May the quilts not only keep you warm but also bring you comfort. A big thank you to the Lonnie Ford family for being there for the presentation.
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Roger Whited
134. Roger Whited  (Aug 19,2019)
Roger Leon Whited, 76, of Grand Island went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Evangelical Free Church in Albion, with Pastor Mark Hartley officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery at Albion, with military honors by U.S. Army Honor Guard and American Legion Post 162 of Albion
Roger was born March 26, 1943, to Leonard and La Verda (Peterson) Whited at Central City. He grew up in Fullerton and graduated from Fullerton High School in 1961. He attended Wayne State College and worked for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads for a brief time. He also worked for his uncle building houses. He enlisted in the United States Army in June 1965. In August 1965, he married Sharon Lockwood. They were stationed at Fort Monmoth, N.J., where their daughter, Rachelle, was born. After that, Roger and his family were deployed to Okinawa in 1966. Roger was honorably discharged in May 1968, and the family moved back to Fullerton, where Steven, Susan and Scott were born.
He was co-owner and parts manager of Whited & Sons’ John Deere dealership, in Fullerton and later in Albion, for many years. When they closed the dealership in Fullerton, Roger and family made their home in Albion, where they also retired.
He loved gardening and being outdoors in general and going canoeing, camping and fishing. He enjoyed coin collecting, reading and collecting books. He was also known to play Santa Claus for many families and was Santa Claus at the Norfolk mall for a few years. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and being around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved telling his family lots of stories and would often repeat them. He was a member of the American Legion and Evangelical Free Church.
He is survived by his children, Rachelle Whited of Albion, Steven (Tina) Whited of Grand Island, Susan (Corey Quigley) Johnson of Blair and Scott (Jennifer) Whited of Petersburg; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Whited and Galen (Chun) Whited; sister, Connie (Victor) Young; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon; his parents; and a great-grandson, Gabriel Whited.  RIP Soldier
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135. Dwane M Hintz  (Aug 12, 2019)
Obituary for Dwane M. Hintz
STANTON -- Funeral service for Dwane M. Hintz, 81, of Stanton, will be held at 10:30 am., Monday, August 12, 2019 at Faith Lutheran Church in Stanton with Reverend Timothy Booth officiating the service. Graveside service will take place at 1:30 p.m., Monday at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk. Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., Sunday also at the church.
Military Rites will be conducted by the V.F.W. Post #3602 of Stanton, United States Army Honors Guard, and the Nebraska American Legion Riders. Dwane passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.
Dwane, son of Marvin and Lydia (Thompson) Hintz, was born on December 11, 1937, on a farm between Center and Bloomfield. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. He attended Cottonwood School in Knox County and graduated from Center High School in May of 1956. He entered the Army on February 20, 1957 and spent 15 month in Korea. He was honorably discharged on December 10, 1958, from Fort Riley, Kansas. He received the Army Good Conduct Medal and the Korea Defense Service Medal. On November 9, 1958, Dwane marred Phyllis Klutman at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osmond. They were blessed with three children. Dwane and Phyllis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 9, 2018. Dwane worked for Newt Lingenfelter and Louis Willers feeding cattle. He started farming in 1969 at Hartington. He also farmed South of Stanton beginning in 1979. He hauled propane for Stanton Co-Op part time, and worked for Nebraska Land Express. In 1992 he began hauling mail as a contract driver. Dwane worked for Zelda Trucking and Fisher Mail & Express. He retired on June 25, 2012 due to health problems. He continued his membership in the Cornhusker Two Cylinder Club and the Stanton V.F.W Post 3602 until his death. He loved his John Deere Green. Dwane is survived by his wife Phyllis of Stanton, their three children Darla Hintz (Gary Whitman) of Norfolk, David Hintz of Omaha, Donna (Clay) Wright of Norfolk, six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild expected early next year, brothers Dennis (JoAnn) Hintz of Norfolk, John (Mary) Hintz of Lincoln, also numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. He was preceded in death by parents Marvin and Lydia, grandson Joseph Allan, granddaughter Desiree Marie, and great-granddaughter Marley Jean.
Organist for the service will be Carol Whipple.
Casket bearers will be Don Carroll, Loren Carroll, Jeremy Barg, Evan Lamson, Jeff Wheatley, Gavin Trimble, Jason Claussen, and David Schumacher.
Honorary pallbearers will be James McGill, Marlin Kumm, Richard Vogt, Robert Vogt, Dennis Friedrichsen, Beverly Clausen, Gerald Clausen, and the V.F.W Post #3602 of Stanton.   RIP Soldier
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Lyle Mitteis
136. Lyle Mitteis  (Aug 8, 2019)
Obituary for Lyle Fredrick Mitteis
Funeral Services for Lyle F. Mitteis., age 99, of Clearwater, NE will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, with Father James Kramper and Father John Norman, officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 5 - 7 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service. Burial will be St. Theresa’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Clearwater American Legion Post #267 and Legion Riders. Lyle passed away August 3, 2019 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk.
Lyle Fredrick Mitteis was born on May 13, 1920 to Harry and Freida (Stoltenberg) Mitteis at Venus, NE. He was drafted in the United States Army on February 11, 1942. While in the service he was in the 124th Cavalryat Ft. Brown and WWII. He was discharged on January 2, 1946 from Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He was united in marriage, On May 28, 1953 to Genevieve Vandersnick in Ewing, NE. They made their first home north of Orchard and later moved south of Ewing, where they farmed and raised their two children, Jim and Mary. He did construction with his brother, Bill and he also was a saw mill owner and operator. Genevieve and Lyle, raised their two grandsons: Travis and Luke. Lyle enjoyed his gardening and tinkering on his “projects”. Lyle was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church.
Survived by son, Jim Mitties of O’Neill, NE and daughter Mary Chandler of Winner, SD. 6 Grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Brother, Bill Mitteis of Royal, NE.
Preceded in death by his parents, wife, 5 brothers, and 1 sister. Two granddaughters, Emily and Genny.
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137. Am Legion Centennial Run Ne. Leg  (Aug 2-4, 2019)
American Legion Riders escorting the northern half of the Centennial Banner through Ne.  Canada to Mexico on US-281, The American Legion Highway.  Ne stops included Spencer, O'Neill, Bartlett, Greeley, St Paul, Grand Island, Doniphan, Hastings, Blue Hill and Red Cloud.  Thanks t0 the St Paul American Legion, Red Cloud Fire Dept and the Red Cloud Lions Club for feeding us all.
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Donald Lester Anding
138. Donald Lester Anding  (July 29, 2019)
Donald was born on January 28, 1943 and passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019. He attended country school at District 34 and graduated from Albion High School with the class of 1961. Interment will follow at South Branch Cemetery, Albion, NE with military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736 of Albion, NE and the American Legion Riders. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 29, 2019 at Immanuel-Zion Lutheran Church (South Branch) rural Albion, NE with Rev. Becky Beckmann and Kurt Kinney officiating. Interment will follow at South Branch Cemetery, Albion, NE with military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736 of Albion, NE and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, NE. Donald Lester Anding, the son of Lester Charles and Florence LaVina (Stalker) Anding, was born on January 28, 1943 at Norfolk, NE.  RIP Sailor
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Iver L Nore
139. Iver L Nore  (July 22,2019)
IVER'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Iver L. Nore, 95, of Albion, NE, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Boone County Health Center, Albion, NE.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 22, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion, NE with Rev. Mary Frohs officiating.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Military Rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736 of Albion, NE. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday the church.
Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church, Albion, NE or charity of choice.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Iver Larson Nore, son of Iver Lars and Alma (Nelson) Nore was born November 12, 1923 at his parent’s home at Bradish, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at South Branch Lutheran Church, rural Albion, NE. Iver attended school at District 82 in Boone County, he then graduated from Albion High School in 1941. Iver went on to attend Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD before entering the United States Army on January 15, 1945. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater in World War II. On November 16, 1946 he was honorably discharged.
On September 25, 1949 Iver was united in marriage to Mary Lou Rojohn at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion, NE.   They made their home on the Nore farm that has been in the family since 1896. Iver farmed until 1985, he also worked for USDA, clerked sales for 1st National Bank, and checked farms for the Boone County Assessor.
He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Albion, NE, the American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736, the Boone County Historical Society, and the Albion Country Club. Iver served on the District 82 School Board, he also served as American Legion Commander, Secretary of Zion Lutheran Church Council, Secretary and President of the Historical Society, and President of the Albion Housing Authority Board.
Iver is survived by his wife Mary Lou of Albion, NE; two sons: Doug (Karen) of Lincoln, NE; John (Lynelle) of Carmel, IN; daughter Mary Beth Razor of Omaha, NE; seven grandchildren, seven great-granchildren and one great-granddaughter on the way: Amber Nore and daughter Chloe Nore, Courtney Nore, Hope Nore and children Gage Nore, Arwen French, and Bronwyn Nore; Anthony (Jenny) Razor and children Atticus and Braxton; Kelly (Mark) Palacio; Evan (Becca) Nore and son Owen; and Brennen Nore; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law Herman and Edith Rojohn, two sisters: LaVerne (Jerome) Kvam and Rose (Milan) Marie Limbo; brother Robert (Ellen) Nore; and sister-in-law Lois (Leo) Mueller.  RIP Soldier
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140. Willis D Reeves  (July 20,2019)
Memorial services for Willis D. Reeves, 85, of Madison will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave, Norfolk.  Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Home for Funerals Chapel, Norfolk, Nebraska.

           Willis passed from this earth on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his home.

Willis was born April 5, 1934 in Norfolk, Nebraska to William and Mary (Dather) Reeves. He grew up on the family farm and attended Fairview District 88 country school from grades K-8.  Willis graduated from Madison High School in 1952, entered the United States Army and received an honorable discharge November 22, 1954.  Willis attended Midland College in Fremont and later worked for Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha.

Willis married Fern J. Nahrstedt and they returned to Madison to farm ultimately settling on the family farms. They had three children (Clint, Cindy and Clayt). Willis later married Ann L. Ewing and they had one child (Chris). Willis retired from farming in 1996.

Willis was a farmer who enjoyed, flying, hunting and he always had a hunting dog, restoring old tractors and doing anything mechanical.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.  He was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church where he chose to be baptized as an adult.  He served on the Battle Creek Rural Electrification Association (REA) Board of Directors from 1967-1972.

Willis is survived by his wife Ann L. Ewing of Madison: his children Clinton W. (Anita) Reeves of Pleasant Hill, MO, Cynthia F. (Barry) Janzen of Longmont, CO, Clayton H. (Kay) Reeves of Springfield, NE, and Christopher J. Reeves of Severn Maryland: grandchildren Carisa M. (Zach) Kessler, Drew W. Janzen, Alexander L. Janzen, Kasey C. Reeves, and Kelsey L. Reeves; great granddaughter Brooklyn Kessler; nieces Patti (Donnie) White, Pam (Dan) Doty, Mary (Jim) Young, Billie (Bob) Mertz, Kris Reeves; nephews Steve (Shirley) Reeves, Jon (Janie) Reeves; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother “Doc” E. Howard (Jean) Reeves, sister “Bim” Iola Elizabeth (Bill) Becker, nephew Mark Reeves and grandson Fletcher A. Reeves.

Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery at a later date.
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Dorian "Woody" Widhelm
141. Dorian "Woody" Widhelm  (July 15,2019)
NORFOLK — Services for Dorian D. “Woody” Widhelm, 88, Norfolk, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Military rites will be conducted by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644, American Legion Riders.
He died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Norfolk Veterans Home.

Dorian was born March 21, 1931, to Edward and Adeline (Bruckner) Widhalm at Humphrey. He grew up on the family farm near Humphrey.
On Sept. 19, 1950, Dorian joined the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds received in Korea. He received his honorable discharge on Sept. 18, 1953.
Dorian married Barbara Durham on Sept. 21, 1953, in Martinsville, Ind. They made their home on the family farm near Pierce. Dorian farmed and was a mechanic for Dinkel Implement for many years. In 1979, he retired from farming, and they moved to Norfolk. Dorian retired from Dinkel’s in 1985 due to a disability.
He loved to fish and travel.
Dorian is survived by his children, Duane (Debra) Widhelm of Puyallup, Wash., Paul (Julie) Widhalm of Norfolk, Ramona (Ray) Haffner of Indiana, Lola (Todd) Skovly of Scottland, S.D., and Pamela (Keith) Polenske of Randolph; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Don and Doris Widhalm of Florida; his sisters, Corrine Buhman of Norfolk, Shelia and Jay McKenna of California and Caroline and Floyd Connot of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his spouse on Nov. 18, 2018. RIP Soldier
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Thomas E Tunink
142. Thomas E Tunink  (July 13, 2019)
Obituary for Thomas E. "Tom" Tunink
PIERCE —Memorial services for Thomas E. “Tom” Tunink, 73, Elizabeth, Colo., formerly of Pierce, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierce. The Rev. Tim Forget and Doug Tunink will officiate. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery in rural Pierce. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Tomek-Otto Post 72, U.S. Air Force Honors Guard and the Nebraska American Legion Riders.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at the church with a 7 p.m. rosary.
He died Monday, July 1, 2019, at Comanche County Hospital in Cold Water, Kan., from a motorcycle accident.
Memorials are directed to St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, S.D. Arrangements are under the direction of Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce.
1946-2019
Thomas E. “Tom” Tunink was born May 10, 1946, in McLean, the son of Eugene and Dorthy (Martischang) Tunink. He served in the U.S. Air Force from May 25, 1966, to March 24, 1970. He married Sandra Magdanz in 1967. They later divorced. He married Diane Raeside of Norfolk, and they later divorced.
Tom, throughout his life, lived in Nebraska, Louisiana, Texas and Colorado. He worked for Kenning and Reil and RK and Sons. He started his own business as Double T Balancing until the time of his death.
Tom served six years on the National Environmental Balancing Bureau National Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (TAB) Committee from November 2012 until October 2018. He had been the Rocky Mountain National Environmental Balancing Bureau (RMNEBB) technical director since around 2008 and was co-director since around 2000.
Tom was one of the “Originals” in Colorado, and everybody in the industry respected Tom. Tom achieved TAB supervisor certification in 1983 and co-owned Double T Balancing since 1986.
Tom started doing TAB in 1977 while being a Union Sheet Metal from 1965. Tom was a long time RMNEBB board member and you would see him at every NEBB National Conference. He also worked part time in the summers and Halloween at Tagawa Nursery for six years.
Tom loved working outside, growing his houseplants and riding his motorcycle. He coached soccer for many years. He loved visiting his family and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi in Castlerock, Colo.
Survivors include his children, Lisa (John) Hoeppner of Pierce, Curt (Kirsten) Tunink of Aurora, Colo., Scott Tunink of Pierce, Nicole Tunink and fiancé Jeremy Scurlock of Englewood, Colo., Natalie Tunink of Castlerock, Colo.; his grandchildren, Hailey Rutherford, Cassidy Tunink, Taren Tunink and Kole Tunink; and his great-grandchildren, Leia, Ezra, Kai Guyton and Jaxson Tunink, sister Doris (Douglas) Zakroczynski of Elberton, GA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Dorthy Tunink.
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143. Stanton County Parade 2019  (July 4, 2019)
Fourth of July Parade then fireworks with Kris, Bob, Adam,Tony and Adams children Haleigh and Andrew.
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144. Logan D Schutt  US Army  (July 2 2019)
Memorial services for Logan D. Schutt, 87, Norfolk, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Kendall Cook will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 16, V.F.W Post 1644 of Norfolk, the U.S. Army Honors Guard and Nebraska American Legion Riders. Private burial will be at a later date.
He died Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the temporary Premier Estates location in Norfolk
Born June 14, 1932, in Meadow Grove, Logan Schutt was the son of William and Agnes (Schleuter) Schutt. He attended Tilden Country School District 47, later receiving his GED.
He served in the U.S. Army with the 489th Flying Battalion Basic, serving from Dec. 8, 1952, until Dec. 7, 1954.
He married Phyllis Ellenberger on Aug. 19, 1956, at St. Paul’s Church in Norfolk. Logan and Phyllis farmed south of Meadow Grove for many years. After farming, Logan did maintenance work for Green Line Equipment for 20 years until he retired.

During retirement Logan volunteered at the Orphan Grain Train. Logan was a self-taught accordion player; even though he couldn’t read music, he could play songs just by listening and memorizing the tone.
Logan loved playing his accordion at many different nursing homes and senior centers. Logan enjoyed polka music; he was also a member of the Norfolk Men’s Chorus.
He was a member of Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church in Norfolk, the American Legion and served as a volunteer EMT and firefighter in Battle Creek.
Survivors include his spouse of 62 years, Phyllis Schutt of Norfolk; his children, Clinton (Doris) Schutt of Tilden, Dawn (Gaylen) Freeman of Norfolk and Denise (Gary) Heppner of Norfolk; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Agnes, and a sister, Lucille Schutt.
Organist for the service will be Jim Marshall. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
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145. Arlen E Finkral  (June 29, 2019)
Arlen Edward Finkral was born Aug. 17, 1935, in rural Battle Creek, to parents Edward and Irean Finkral (Bokamper). Arlen attended school at Battle Creek High School and graduated in 1953.

He was united in marriage to Patsy Pacas in 1958, and they were later divorced. To this union, two children were born ,Dan and Jeff Finkral.

Arlen entered the U.S. Army in Nov. 8, 1958, and was stationed in Germany. On Nov. 11, 1964, he was honorably discharged, returned home to Norfolk and started working for Norfolk Truck and Equipment.

Arlen then started a truck repair shop, F & R Repair with his good friend, Ken Raile. After some time, Arlen moved to Battle Creek, where he was self-employed in the trucking business. He enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, playing guitar, dancing and traveling with his dear friend and soulmate, Jeanne (Raile) Nelson.

Survivors include his children, Dan (Jacque) Finkral of Norfolk, Jeff (Kelly) Finkral of Norfolk; his grandchildren, Courtney, Miranda and Dawson Finkral; his great-grandchildren, Braylon and JeKai, all of Norfolk, and very dear friend, Jeanne (Raile) of Battle Creek.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Irean Finkral.
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146. Daniel B Hoferer  (June 29, 2019)
Daniel B. Hoferer was born on October 5, 1947 and died June 19, 2019, at the age of 71. Dan was the oldest of ten children born to Bruce and Doris (King) Hoferer and graduated from St. Ludger Academy in 1966. He was united in marriage to Darlene K. Albin on May 14, 1965. They were blessed with four children, Bruce, Terri, Denise, and David.

Dan and Darlene moved to Atkinson in 1972 where they raised their four children. He worked at a variety of jobs including, meat cutter/butcherer, local and over the road truck driver, road construction, cowboying at a feedlot, and manager at National Farms. He was a jack of all trades, master of none, in the school of hard knocks.

Dan and Darlene moved back to Creighton in 2005 to retire. During his retirement he loved to hunt, trap, going boating and fishing, riding his motorcycle, and being part of the Patriot Guard and Legion Riders. Dan also loved to travel to his grandchildren’s school activities. He was well known for helping others around town and telling stories to friends and family.

Dan is survived by his wife of 54 years, Darlene of Creighton; four children, Bruce (Marsha) Hoferer of Creighton, Terri (Lyle) Kaup of Stuart, Denise (Brian) Napier of Ewing, and David (Melissa) Hoferer of Kearney; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his siblings, Dottie (Dennis) Hrbek of Lynch, Joan George of Lincoln, Mark (Kim) Hoferer of York, Warren (Joyce) Hoferer of Norfolk, Paul (Cindy) Hoferer of O’Neill, and Mike (Alice) Hoferer of Creighton; sister-in-law, Karen Hoferer of Creighton; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Doris Hoferer; and his brothers, Dennis, Maynard, and Tom.  RIP Brother (rider)
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Marvin V Lange
147. Marvin V Lange  (June 28, 2019)
Marvin V. Lange, age 77, of Fordyce, Nebraska passed away June 25, 2019, at Avera Sister James Nursing Home in Yankton, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley, NE with Reverend Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley with military rites provided by the Crofton American Legion Post 128 and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 5 – 8 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Friday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to local Catholic schools. To send a sympathy message to the family, please visit www.wintzfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, NE.

Marvin Virgil Lange was born on May 1, 1942 to Theresa (Kleinschmit) and Edward Lange Sr. on the family farm in Fordyce, NE. He grew up on the farm and went to grade school at District 108 country school. Marvin attended high school for two years in Fordyce and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1960. He was drafted into the United States Army Infantry Division during the Vietnam War and served in Vietnam from July 1965 to March 1966. He worked for Gerry Miller Implement for two years and then began farming full time. On April 15, 1972, Marvin married Evelyn F. Zitka at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor, SD. They continued farming until Marvin’s health prevented him from continuing. He grew grain, raised livestock, and had dairy cattle. He loved to farm, dance, play cards, listen to polka music, and spend time with family and friends.

Marvin was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and served on the parish council, Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of Columbus, Bow Valley Park Association, Hartington VFW Post 5283, Crofton American Legion Post 128, Center for Rural Affairs, NFO, and various other organizations.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Fordyce, NE; five children, Michael (Lisa) Lange of Mission Hill, SD, Terry Lange of Fordyce, NE, Doug Lange of Norfolk, NE, Karen Lange of Omaha, NE, and Lisa Olnes of Yankton, SD; six grandchildren, Trevor and Tyler Lange, Isaac, Luke, Timothy, and Maria Olnes; two sisters, Colette (Jerry) Koch of Fordyce, NE, Jeannie Schieffer of Crofton, NE; two brothers, Linus (June) Lange of Bow Valley, NE, Edward Jr. (Bernadette) Lange of Hartington, NE, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters Rainaldes (Harold) Schulte, Sylvia (Leander) Loecker, Theresa (James) Stappert, Sr. Dianne Lange OSB, brother-in-law Loren Schieffer, and four nephews.
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Donald R "Don" Zimmer
148. Donald R "Don" Zimmer  (June 27, 2019)
Donald R. "Don" Zimmer
Memorial service for Donald R. "Don" Zimmer, 95, of Pierce, will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce with Reverend Gordon Bruce officiating. Inurnment will be at the Prospect View Cemetery, rural Pierce. Military rites will be conducted by the Tomek-Otto Post 72 American Legion of Pierce, Nebraska American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard. Don died Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Heritage of Bel Air Nursing Home in Norfolk. Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce is in charge of the arrangements.
Donald Roy Zimmer was born on September 29, 1923 in Pierce, Nebraska to Nick and Pauline (Krause) Zimmer. Don attended country school rural Pierce, then Pierce Public school, and graduated from Pierce High School in 1941.
After graduation, Don worked for the Pierce newspaper. He then served in the United States Army from February 4, 1943 to December 14, 1945, serving in the Philippines and New Guinea. He received numerous awards for his service including the Purple Heart medal. After honorable discharge from the service, Don moved back to Pierce and continued working for the Pierce newspaper where he was promised to have his job back when he returned from his service. Don married Mildred "Millie" Lorenz on May 8, 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pierce, and the couple continued living in Pierce. Don worked for the newspaper until retiring in 1985. Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, rock and fossil hunting, making jewelry, singing in the church choir, bowling, coloring, and attending many Pierce Blue Jay sporting events with his wife Millie. Don also enjoyed spending time with his family.
Don was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce, Pierce Historical Society, past president of the Ashfall Fossil Beds, member of the Tomek-Otto Post 72 American Legion of Pierce and he held numerous positions there throughout his life most recently being the Sergeant of Arms. Don recently received his membership card of 74 years in the American Legion.
Survivors include his spouse Millie Zimmer of Norfolk, son Gary (Mary) Zimmer of Pierce, daughter Sheryl (Paul) Buss of Pierce, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sister Shirley (Bud) Hetrick of Pierce. Don was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Pauline.
Organist will be Linda Peekenschneider.
Honorary casket bearers will be Don's grandchildren.  RIP Soldier
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Roger A Henery
149. Roger A Henery  (June 25, 2019)
Roger was born Dec. 6, 1944, in Plainview to Charles (Clem) and Fern (Michaelson) Henery. On April 1, 1956, he was brought to the waters of Holy Baptism at Antelope Creek Methodist Church, rural Elgin, where later in life he was also confirmed.  

He graduated from Neligh/Oakdale in 1961. Roger enlisted in the Army National Guard in April of 1966 and served his country honorably for six years. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, gardening and tinkering on equipment. He traveled more than 3,000,000 miles across our beautiful country as an over-the-road truck driver - further deepening his love for our great nation. Roger will forever be remembered as an honest, kind and loving man.

Roger is survived by his wife of 23 years Brenda (Spatz) Henery. They were joined in marriage on June 8, 1996, at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview.

Three sons: Troy Henery, Heyworth, Ill.; Curtis (Alison) Henery, Lennox, S.D.; and James Henery, Clearwater, Fla.

Stepchildren: Michael Kuhl, Plainview; James (Teresa) Kuhl, Creighton; Jennifer (Robert) Nelson, Plainview; Heather (Travis) Stacken, Creighton; and Dawn (Michael) Countryman, Lincoln

Siblings: Kay (Tim) Gilfert, Norfolk; Claudia (Tim) Brown, Oakdale; and Joe (Cheryl) Henery, Norfolk

A bushel of grandchildren and a basketful of great-grandchildren.  Numerous friends and other family members.  RIP Soldier
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150. Ne Dept Conv of the American Legion  (June21-23)
Kearney, Ne.  Incoming SAL Officers are Robt "Bud" Neel Cmdr, Chris Casey Sr Vice, David Rippe Eastern Vice and Eldon Kramer Western Vice.
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WW II Veteran Joseph Keith Mauie
151. WW II Veteran Joseph Keith Mauie  (June 20, 2019)
BLOOMFIELD — Graveside services for Joseph Maule will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy Funeral Honors Detail, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4996, American Legion Post 249 and American Legion Riders.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

He died Dec. 7, 1941, while serving his country at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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Joseph Keith Maule was born in Bloomfield on March 20, 1923, to Anton and Ellen Maule (deceased). He had five siblings who are all deceased: Donald (Eva), Vlastimil (Ramona), Antoinette (Willard) Drobney, Bonnie (Foam) Ellis and Elizabeth (Cammy) Cull. Uncle Joe is survived by his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and even his great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Joe enlisted in the Navy in Omaha on Jan. 6, 1941, at age 17, and reported to duty aboard the USS Oklahoma on May 8, 1941.

On Dec. 7, 1941, the USS Oklahoma was moored in Berth F-5 in Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor Honolulu, Hawaii, when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began. The first torpedo hit just before 8 a.m. followed by multiple torpedoes which caused the USS Oklahoma to quickly capsize resulting in the deaths of its 429 sailors and marines. USN Seaman First Class Maule was reported “missing” and later classified at “killed in action.” The majority of the 2,408 souls lost that day were buried in mass grave sites in Hawaii. The family was told his remains were “unrecoverable.” Joe’s parents and siblings wished their entire lives that Joe could be brought back to rest in Bloomfield. That wish is finally coming true some 78 years later.

Around 2014, the Navy contacted the Maule family and collected DNA from nephew Joseph Keith Maule, niece Jane Mattern and niece Judy Drobney-Taylor. Joe’s remains were sent to Omaha and finally identified last year. RIP Sailor.
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152. CWS 2019  (June 15 & 17, 2019)
An honor for the American Legion family to unfurl the American Flag at the 2019 College World Series in Omaha. To see the people stand with hands over heart and cheering is something to behold.  Thanks to the NCAA allowing us to participate.
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Lawrence O Kumm
153. Lawrence O Kumm  (June 13, 2019)
LAWRENCE'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Funeral services for Lawrence Kumm, age 98, of Creighton, Nebraska will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton. Reverend Donna Fonner will officiate, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton.

Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1151, American Legion Post 74, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton.

Lawrence died Monday, June 10, 2019, at Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Lawrence O. Kumm, son of William and Johanna (Lindwurm) Kumm, was born September 1, 1920, at Osmond, Nebraska. He was baptized and confirmed at Eden Valley Church in rural Pierce County. Lawrence attended country school near his family home where he grew up. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps from February 1942 until November 1945. Lawrence served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. When he had returned from the service, Lawrence attended GI school. On March 3, 1946, he was united in marriage to Shirley Gieselman at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. They were blessed with four children, Gaylen, Cliff, Jolene, and Delray.

Lawrence farmed for over 45 years in the Osmond, Hartington, and Creighton areas. He also sold Foxbilt Feeds, Hulting Hybrids Seed Corn, and Archer Oil while farming. In 1989, Lawrence and Shirley retired into Creighton. During his retirement, he kept busy fishing, gardening, making beer and wine, playing cards with neighbors, attending farm sales, woodworking and making unusual gadgets. Lawrence also restored his first new car, a 1951 Studebaker.

Lawrence was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where he and Shirley were very active. He enjoyed mowing and doing snow removal for his church. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving on the firing squad for funerals for many years. Lawrence was a member of Keep Creighton Beautiful and was instrumental in the restoration of Rose Hill Cemetery, where he spent many hours volunteering.

Lawrence is survived by his children, Gaylen Kumm of Boise, Idaho, Cliff (Rowien) Kumm of Beatrice, Jolene Kasper of Crofton, and Delray (Lib) Kumm of O’Neill; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Richard (Norma) Gieselman; and sister-in-law, Fern (Bob) Svehla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; daughters-in-law, Cathy Kumm and Luane Kumm; son-in-law, Mark Kasper; sisters, Linda (Marvin) Fuelberth and Charlotte (Lyle) Young; brothers, George (Lydia) Kumm and Willard (Betty) Kumm; and in-laws, Lawrence (Virginia) Gieselman and Rachel Mumm Carlow (Aaron Mumm, Vernon Carlow).

Memorials may be directed to Alpine Village, Rose Hill Cemetery, or VFW Post 1151.  RIP Soldier
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Lowell M Miller
154. Lowell M Miller  (June 8, 2019)
Lowell served his country in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, including nine months on the front line as member of the 45th infantry division during the height of the Korean War.

On Sept. 1, 1951, the 45th Infantry Division was deployed to the Far East theater when its advanced training was complete. Following its arrival, the division moved to the front line to replace the 1st Cavalry Division after they suffered over 16,000 casualties in less than 18 months of fighting. The 45th Infantry Division was comprised overwhelmingly of high school students or recent graduates and only about 20 percent of its personnel had prior experience of military service from World War II.

Nevertheless, 45th baptism on the front lines included the pivotal battle of Heartbreak Ridge in the fall of 1951. The 45th Infantry Division, along with the 7th Infantry Division, fought off repeated Chinese attacks all along the front line during 1952.  RIP Soldier
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Larry J Conarro
155. Larry J Conarro  (June 4, 2019)
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Graveside Services for Larry J. Conarro, 81, Norfolk, formerly of O’Neill, will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Alberry Cemetery with military honors conducted by Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644 and the American Legion Riders.  RIP Soldier

He passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 in Norfolk, Nebraska.
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Duane "Dewey" Werts
156. Duane "Dewey" Werts  (June 3, 2019)
WWII Veteran,  US Navy 1946/1948.  RIP Sailor.
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157. Sage Brothers Memorial  (June 3, 2019)
On March 19, 1969 the USS Frank E Evans sailed for WESTPAC.  She was ordered to the combat zone the "Gun Line" as a naval gun support ship between May 5-15 during Operation Rebel.  The ship responded to 86 calls for gunfire.  The Frank E Evans then proceeded to Subic Bay to prepare for a southeast Asia treaty organization (SEATO) exercise.  On May 26, 1969 she departed to Manila in the screen of the Australian anti-submarine warfare carrier HMAS Melbourne bound towards Thailand. In the early morning darkness on July 3, during action taken a new station 1000 yards astern of the HMAS Melbourne the two ships were soon on a collision course.  The Melbourne cut  the Frank E Evans in half.  Seventy four  men lost their lives.  The names of the 74 sailors are not inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall  because the were killed outside of the combat zone.  That is why we have these memorials to the lost 74.  Three brothers from Niobrara, Ne were aboard the lost ship and died at sea.  Gary, Greg and Kelly Sage.  Lest We Forget.  RIP Sailors
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158. Bernie Hunke Memorial Poker Run  (June 1, 2019)
Beemer, West Point, Wakefield, Wayne, Norfolk
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James Kenneth Fitchner
159. James Kenneth Fitchner  (May31, 2019)
James Kenneth Fitchner

James Kenneth Fitchner, 67, of Lincoln, formerly of St. Edward, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Lincoln.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2019, at St. Edward Catholic Church in St. Edward. Father William L’Heureux will officiate. Inurnment will follow at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in St. Edward with military honors by Crosier American Legion Post #226 of St. Edward. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Palmer-Santin Funeral Home is serving the family.

James was born October 15, 1951 to Ronald and Alice (Downey) Fitchner at Battle Creek, Iowa. He graduated from Anthon High School in Iowa. Following graduation, he worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa as a physical therapy assistant. He enlisted with the United States Marines in 1972 where he was a Sergeant. He was stationed at many locations including Philippines and Okinawa, Japan. In November 1975, he married Jolene Mausbach and to this union four children were born: Nichole, David, Josh, and Justin.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, and restoring vehicles. He loved spending time with his family. He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his four children, Nichole (Dan) Reardon of St. Edward, David (Crystal) Fitchner of St. Edward, Josh Fitchner of Omaha, and Justin Fitchner of Omaha; grandchildren, Alyssa, Ian, Olivia, Payton, Parker, and Paisley; sisters, Peg (Jack) Hansen of Decorah, Iowa, Penny (Keith) Hansen of Correctionville, Iowa, and Paula Fitchner of Sioux City, Iowa; brother-in-law, Ron Reickmann of Altoona, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Judy Reickmann; and grandparents, Roy and Lalia Downey.   RIP Marine
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160. Nation of Patriots Tour  (May 30, 2019)
Ne riders met the SD riders in Yankton SD to escort the flag to Norfolk where it was handed off to the NE riders at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
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Paul "Shad" Larson
161. Paul "Shad" Larson  (May 29, 2019)
SHAD'S OBITUARY

Funeral services for Shad Larson, age 87, of Niobrara, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Niobrara Presbyterian Church in Niobrara. Reverend Martha Atkins will officiate, with burial at a later date.

Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4834, American Legion Post 224, and Army National Guard Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Niobrara.

Shad died Friday, May 24, 2019, at Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Paul “Shad” Larson, son of Anvil and Katherine (Dredge) Larson, was born November 17, 1931, in Osmond, Nebraska. Shad attended Creighton High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War, serving his country for a total of six years. On November 4, 1959, Shad was united in marriage to Sharon Danaher at Yankton, South Dakota. They were the parents of three children, Perry, Tyon, and Felicia.

Shad lived in the Creighton, Verdigre, and Niobrara areas throughout his lifetime. He was a barber in Creighton, municipal chemical salesman, worked in construction, and was a clubhouse manager at Niobrara golf course. Shad was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Lion’s Club. He served as Commander of the VFW and served on the Creighton City Council. Shad was an active member of the community. He was an announcer for local rodeos, parades and football games. He enjoyed umpiring baseball games and kept current in all Husker sports.

Shad is survived by his children, Perry, Tyon, and Felicia; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anvil and Katherine (Dredge) Larson; wife, Sharon Danaher; a grandson, Bryce Hekrdle; eleven brothers; and two sisters.  RIP Soldier
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162. Memorial Day, Norfolk Veterans Home  (5/27/2019)
Guest speaker LCMS Navy Chaplain Moreno
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Marvin Richards
163. Marvin Richards 
Marvin, son of Henry William Herman and Enora Maud (Briese) Richards was born January 16, 1923 at Albion, Nebraska. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion. He attended elementary school at District #42 in Boone County and graduated from Albion High School in 1941.

Marvin enlisted in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) on April 6, 1945. He was stationed at Parris Island and Camp Lejeune, served in Tientsin (Tianjin) China, and was honorably discharged on August 17, 1946. He was proud of his military service and was a “Lifelong” Marine.

On August 20, 1950 Marvin was united in marriage to Marjorie J. Byerly at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion. Following their marriage, they lived on a farm southwest of Albion, where they farmed and raised their two daughters, Rebecca and Rhonda.

Marvin was a current member of St. John Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, NE. He was a former active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Albion, NE, where he ushered and participated in a men’s group.

Marvin served on the Boone County District #42 School Board of Education and was a member of the American Legion Post #162 in Albion. He was politically active, serving on the executive board of the Nebraska School Improvement Association (NSIA) and was a lifelong Republican.

Marvin was a “one-of-a-kind” kind of guy. He loved farming, liked John Deere equipment and Hereford Cattle. He enjoyed dancing and visiting with family and friends. He traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada and toured Mexico and parts of Europe. He loved to drive and look at the countryside. He enjoyed a good pipe.

Marvin is survived by his two daughters Rebecca (Jon) Frandsen of West Hills, CA and Rhonda Richards of Sparks, MD, along with a niece and nephew, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marjorie on May 15, 2010, an infant son, and his brother Duane Richards
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James Klawitter
164. James Klawitter  (May 17, 2019)
JAMES "JIM"'S OBITUARY
A memorial visitation for James “Jim” Klawitter, age 77, of Randolph, Nebraska formerly of Osmond, Nebraska, will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1644, American Legion Post 16, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.

James died Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Colonial Manor in Randolph.

James Leroy Klawitter, son of Harold and Elizabeth (Schroeder) Klawitter, was born November 21, 1941, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Norfolk, Nebraska. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School. James served in the United States Army as a Specialist E4 and received the Good Conduct Medal. On September 5, 1970, James married Linda Ann McCormack at St. Isadore Catholic Church in Columbus, Nebraska. They had two children, Tracy Ann and Jamie Lynn.

James worked in sales and lived in several places throughout his lifetime including, Osmond, Verdigre, Rising City, Columbus, and Norfolk. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

James is survived by his daughters, Tracy (Corey) Roberts and Jamie (Steve) Sporleder; four grandchildren, Jordan and Taylor Roberts and Austin and Alexis Sporleder; brothers, Larry (Janel) Klawitter of Madison, Nebraska and Harry (Deb) Klawitter of Firestone, Colorado; sister-in-law, Peg Klawitter of Stanton, Nebraska; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; brothers, Bill and Paul; sister, Rose; sister-in-law, Donna; and brothers-in-law, Gary McCormack and Vernon McCormack.

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165.  Brieson  Jensen  (May 8, 2019)
PILGER — Memorial services for Brieson Jensen, 25, Wisner, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Cooper Family Community Center in Pilger. Zach Brueningsen will officiate. Private burial will be in the Danish Lutheran Cemetery in Gayville, S.D.

Visitation will begin an hour prior to services Wednesday and the family will continue to celebrate his life until 9 p.m. at the community center.

He died Saturday, April 27, 2019, near Bend, Ore.

Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting with arrangements.  
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Clarence D Staub
166. Clarence D Staub  (May 6. 2019)
US Army 1944/45.  CLARENCE'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Funeral services for Clarence Staub, age 94, of Tilden, Nebraska will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Buffalo Creek in rural, Tilden. Reverend Ryan Eden will officiate, with burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Buffalo Creek in rural Tilden.

Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7603, American Legion Post 170, and American Legion Riders.

Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.

Clarence died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at his residence.

Clarence D. Staub, son of Walter and Millie (Klamert) Staub, was born April 25, 1925, at his parent’s farm home near St. Edward, Nebraska. He attended District #69 in Boone County, Closter High School, and graduated from Tilden High School in 1943. Clarence was inducted in the United States Army in February of 1944 and received an honorable discharge in October 1945. He attended basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama and was discharged from Fort Ord, California.

Clarence married Dorothy Schutt on December 27, 1950, at St Paul Lutheran Church, Buffalo Creek. They were the parents of four children, Bruce, Joan, Susan, and John Jeffrey. Clarence lived in St. Edward during his early years and then lived the next 85 years on his farm south of Tilden.

After failing health forced retirement from farming in 1981, Clarence then took up woodworking and became very skilled at scroll sawing. He made many craft items for Vacation Bible School, spinning wheels, and sewing centers. Clarence was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Buffalo Creek in rural Tilden and served in numerous offices there including Elder. He was also a member of American Legion Post 170 and served on the Tilden Hospital Board and District #69 and District #95 school boards.

Clarence is survived by his wife, Dorothy Staub of Tilden, Nebraska; children, Bruce (Susan) Staub of Tilden, Joan (Bill) Primrose of Hastings, Nebraska, Susan (late Kenny) King of Newman Grove, Nebraska, and Jeff (Cyndee) Staub of Thedford, Nebraska; 12 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Millie Staub; and brother, Ray Staub.  RIP Soldier
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Clifford Gowler
167. Clifford Gowler  (May 4, 2018)
Military honors for Clifford James Gowler, 74, was at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Norfolk Veterans Home Memorial Flag Plaza. A celebration of life followed at the Gowler’s home.  RIP Soldier.

He died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, while in Iowa.
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168. Leo A Reznicek  (May 1 2019)
Mass of Christian Burial for Leo A. Reznicek, 75, Madison, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison.  Reverend Gregory Carl will be the celebrant.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Military honors conducted by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard with American Legion Post 35, VFW Post 5763 and the American Legion Post 16 Riders.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m., Rosary at the church.  Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Leo Anthony passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Leo was born May 9, 1943 in Howells, NE to his parents Ernest and Wylma (Dostal) Reznicek.  He attended school in David City and graduated Marietta High School east of Bellwood.

Leo met the love of his life, Patricia Smutny, and the couple married on November 23, 1963 at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison.

He served in the U.S. Army from June of 1961 until June of 1964.  Leo was stationed at Ft. Riley and served in Germany.

After his military service, the couple made their home in Dodge, NE from 1964 until 1974, he worked in the plumbing business and ran Pat and Leo’s Bar and Grill.

In 1974, the family moved to Norfolk and Leo worked in the pest control business and then the Co-Op and the Madison County Fairgrounds before retirement.

In 1990, the couple settled back into the Madison area and Leo’s dream came true of running his own small farm acreage.  He raised geese, chickens, ducks and cows.  Leo enjoyed the country life.

He was very active in St. Leonard’s Church Choir and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, children Annette (Bob) Sanderson of Denison, IA, Greg Reznicek of Littleton, CO, Tim (Judy) Reznicek of Omaha, and John (Sherri) Reznicek of Tabor, IA, grandchildren Amanda, Joshua, Ashley, Jordon and Robby, great grandchildren Maximus, Caden, Barrett, and Charlie Grace, siblings Delores Yosten of Grand Island, Donald (Marcia) Reznicek of Ord, Linda (James) Havelka of North Bend, Bonnie (Marvin) Evert of Lincoln, Kathy Thompson of Washington, IA, and Joan Reznicek of Scribner, sister-in-law Dianne Reznicek of Lincoln along with a host of other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gary, in-laws Edwin Smutny, Mary Daniel and Leon Daniel, and brothers-in-law Rudy Smutny and Merlin Yosten.   RIP Soldier
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James Daniel "Dan" Butler
169. James Daniel "Dan" Butler  (April 29, 2019)
JAMES DANIEL "DAN"'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Graveside services for James Daniel “Dan” Butler, age 74, of Hoskins, Nebraska will be 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2019, at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Public visitation will be Monday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home at 901 N. 13th Street, Norfolk, Nebraska. A private Memorial Service will be held in honor of Mr. Butler for his family members and close friends.

Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1644, American Legion Post 16, Army National Guard Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.

He passed away April 26, 2019, at home.

James Daniel “Dan” Butler was born January 31, 1945, at Fall River, Massachusetts to the late William and Harriet (Mitcheson) Butler. He attended Fall River Schools and then served in the Army from 1963-1966. While in the Army, he served in Korea and he was also a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was the husband of Faythe A. (Martz) Butler. They were married December 2, 1991, at United Methodist Church in Norfolk.

Mr. Butler served as a campus officer at Princeton University in New Jersey for several years. He was a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Police Academy at Glynco, Georgia in 1992. He also served as a Department of Defense federal police officer at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey for 23 years. He received many honors and various recognitions for his dedicated service in the field of police work and retired from this profession in 2007.

Mr. Butler was happy to leave behind the hectic life he had always known on the east coast and loved his years of retirement in the much more peaceful state of Nebraska. He always loved western movies and music from the time of his childhood and so coming to live in the “good life” of Nebraska was a dream-come-true for him and he came to think of Nebraska as his true home. He was a man who dearly loved his family and friends and kept them entertained with wonderful stories as well as with his great sense of humor. He was a deeply spiritual man who enjoyed helping people overcome any addictions or other problems by guiding them to trust and follow the Lord daily. He had various other interests which he took pleasure in such as target shooting, gardening, and enjoying the company of the treasured people in his life.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Butler of North Brunswick, New Jersey; a son, Shawn Butler of Hoskins; a daughter, Laura Butler of Hoskins; a sister, Delores Stets of Fall River, Massachusetts; and many close extended relatives.  RIP Soldier
137 Visits
343 Images
Shared Album
Lawrence Gieselman
170. Lawrence Gieselman  (April 29, 2019)
Services held in Bloomfield, Ne.  Korean War Veteran, he served in the punch Bowl. RIP Sergeant.
149 Visits
379 Images
Shared Album
2019 NVH Volunteer Awards Program
171. 2019 NVH Volunteer Awards Program  (April 26, 2019)
116 Visits
199 Images
Shared Album
James Patrick Mullen "Jimmy"
172. James Patrick Mullen "Jimmy"  (April 23, 2019)
Korean War Veteran.  US Army 1951-1953  Jimmy served in France & Germany. RIP Soldier
227 Visits
249 Images
Shared Album
Pie Time
173. Pie Time  (4/22/2019)
Jerry Eisenhower, Administrator of the Norfolk Veterans Home gets a pie in the face. Photos can be seen on imageevent.com/jjcole
122 Visits
28 Images
Shared Album
Darel "Wayne" Heppner
174. Darel "Wayne" Heppner  (April 20, 2019)
US Army 1969/1970.  Stationed in Korea.   RIP Soldier.
263 Visits
304 Images
Shared Album
James Nathan Davis
175. James Nathan Davis  (April 16, 2019)
US Air Force  RIP Airman

Police couldn't find any of Davis' family alive so it was turning out to be a lonely affair. The Adams County Veterans Association, the Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home, and his landlord and friends wanted to make sure Davis got a proper military burial.  Burial was at the Blue Valley Cemetery south of Hastings
113 Visits
170 Images
Shared Album
Trever N Erickson
176. Trever N Erickson  (April 8, 2019)
Funeral services were held in Norfolk, Ne with burial in Wausa Ne.  Good man, good member of the Air force.  RIP Sgt.
305 Visits
850 Images
Shared Album
Delbert H Niewohner
177. Delbert H Niewohner  (March 22, 2019)
Korean War Veteran.  US Army.  Services and burial at Albion, Ne.  RIP Soldier
119 Visits
322 Images
Shared Album
Bobby Vincent
178. Bobby Vincent  (March 16, 2019)
Memorial services held in Quartzsite, Az.  RIP Airman
104 Visits
236 Images
Shared Album
George Ernest Godel
179. George Ernest Godel  (March 12, 2019)
21 year Veteran. US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer. Services held in Stanton Ne. RIP Master Chief
183 Visits
280 Images
Shared Album
NVH to Pierce
180. NVH to Pierce  (March 11.2019)
Norfolk Veterans Home members traveled to Pierce American Legion for a supper outing.
88 Visits
58 Images
Shared Album
Ne Dist 2 Conv
181. Ne Dist 2 Conv  (March 10, 2019)
Crofton Ne.  Good turn out and productive.
65 Visits
201 Images
Shared Album
Ne Dist 6 Convention
182. Ne Dist 6 Convention  (March 3, 2019)
American Legion Post #52.  Kearney Ne.  Job well done.
252 Visits
246 Images
Shared Album
Dean F Bosehart
183. Dean F Bosehart  (Feb 27, 2019)
US Navy.  Services held in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Sailor
141 Visits
493 Images
Shared Album
Bernie Hunke
184. Bernie Hunke  (Feb 14, 2019)
Funeral services in West Point Ne with burial in Monterey Ne. Long time Cuming County Service Officer.  Bernie will truly be missed. RIP Airman
210 Visits
348 Images
Shared Album
Ne Dist 15 American Legion Conv
185. Ne Dist 15 American Legion Conv  (Feb 12, 2019)
Held at Elks Lodge # 80 in Lincoln, Ne.
106 Visits
73 Images
Shared Album
Dist 8 Convention   Dept of Ne
186. Dist 8 Convention   Dept of Ne  (Feb 9, 2019)
Post 331 Omaha, Ne.
102 Visits
115 Images
Shared Album
Fred Kirschner
187. Fred Kirschner  (Feb 3, 2019)
Korean War Veteran.  137th Tank Battalion 1951/1954.  Services were held in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
135 Visits
439 Images
Shared Album
Robert L "Bob" McDaniel
188. Robert L "Bob" McDaniel  (Feb 2, 2019)
Funeral and burial services in Norfolk Ne.  Bob was a Korean War Veteran US Army 1951/1953  RIP Soldier.
184 Visits
436 Images
Shared Album
Miller, Ne.  American Legion 351
189. Miller, Ne.  American Legion 351  (Jan 27, 2019)
New Sal Squadron in Miller, Ne.  Good job Sr Vice Cmdr Foster and District 6 Cmdr Garrels.  Miller, small town but very patriotic.  Great respect by those who stepped up to form this squadron and  honoring their heritage.  Squadron 351.
78 Visits
60 Images
Shared Album
Jerome Henry Dittrich
190. Jerome Henry Dittrich  (Jan 26, 2019)
US Army 1950-52  Served 1 tour in Germany.  Funeral services and burial were held in Tilden, Ne.  

RIP Soldier
197 Visits
491 Images
Shared Album
Raymond V "Ray"  Hurtig
191. Raymond V "Ray"  Hurtig  (January 22, 2019)
US Air Force 1953-1957.  Memorial Services were held in Norfolk, Ne.  Thanks to the American Legion Riders for standing the flag line on a cold and windy day.  RIP Airman
151 Visits
360 Images
Shared Album
Ne Mid Winter Conference
192. Ne Mid Winter Conference  (January 18-20, 2019)
Event was held at Divots in Norfolk, Ne. Guests included James Sweet Natl Vice Cmdr Midwest Region, Kathy Dungan  Natl Auxiliay Pres and Peter Sierminski , Sons of the American Legion National Vice Cmdr.  Dignitaries were given a tour of the Norfolk Veterans Home.
137 Visits
479 Images
Shared Album
Tony & Patty's Birthday Party
193. Tony & Patty's Birthday Party  (Jan 12, 2019)
129 Visits
196 Images
Shared Album
Edwin "Bud" Frederick Cox
194. Edwin "Bud" Frederick Cox  (Jan 10, 2019)
Korean War Veteran  1951/1953.  Services were held i Cedar Rapids Ne.  RIP Soldier.
211 Visits
172 Images
Shared Album
Bernie Staib
195. Bernie Staib  (Jan 8, 2019)
Korean War Veteran. 1951/1952 US Army  Retired from Madison County Sheriff's office.  Funeral services and burial Madison Ne.
RIP Soldier.
194 Visits
348 Images
Shared Album
Orlo D "Pops" Rath
196. Orlo D "Pops" Rath  (Dec 31, 2018)
US Marines. 1945/1946  RIP Marine.  Services were held in Norfolk, Ne.
166 Visits
237 Images
Shared Album
Gary Victory Dean
197. Gary Victory Dean  (Dec 29, 2018)
US Army.  Vietnam War Veteran.  Services held in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier
125 Visits
308 Images
Shared Album
Roland J "Rollie"  Reicks
198. Roland J "Rollie"  Reicks  (Dec 22, 2018)
Korean War Veteran  1952-1954.  Services and burial at Elgin, Ne.  Full military honors.  RIP Soldier.
203 Visits
339 Images
Shared Album
Debra Kester
199. Debra Kester  (Dec 19, 2018)
US Air Force 1977.  RIP Airman
115 Visits
224 Images
Shared Album
Osmond, Ne  Sons of the American Legion
200. Osmond, Ne  Sons of the American Legion  (December 9, 2018)
Osmond SAL sponsored a program saluting Iraqi Wounded Warrior Corey Briest and the Korean War veterans.  Korean Veterans were issued blankets provided by the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Over $18,000 was raised to support local families and the needy
183 Visits
376 Images
Shared Album
Michael E Jones
201. Michael E Jones  (Dec 6, 2018)
US Army Reserves from 1968 to 1979.  Services in Norfolk, Ne with burial in Carroll, Ne.  RIP Soldier
165 Visits
596 Images
Shared Album
Corey Live Day  2018
202. Corey Live Day  2018  (Dec 4, 2018)
Corey, National Guardsmen, was wounded
in Iraq in 2005.  Each year friends and family gather at the Briest family home in Yankton, SD to celebrate Corey and to let him know he is one of our heroes.
339 Visits
60 Images
Shared Album
Bobbie D Ashburn
203. Bobbie D Ashburn  (Nov 26, 2018)
US Navy WWII.  Services were in Tilden Ne.  RIP Sailor.
164 Visits
97 Images
Shared Album
Leon "dutch" Rutjens
204. Leon "dutch" Rutjens  (Nov 22, 2018)
Us Army.  1944-1946.  Memorial services and burial in Tilden, Ne.  RIP Soldier
176 Visits
387 Images
Shared Album
Virgil "gene" Rose
205. Virgil "gene" Rose  (Nov 20, 2018)
US Navy  1960-1964  Funeral services were in Laurel Ne with burial in Coleridge, Ne.  RIP Sailor
165 Visits
147 Images
Shared Album
James F "Jim" Lentz
206. James F "Jim" Lentz  (November 19, 2018)
James served in the US Army from March 28, 1966 to March 10, 1969.  Funeral services and military rites were held in Coleridge, Ne.  RIP Soldier
209 Visits
340 Images
Shared Album
Louis G Hans
207. Louis G Hans  (Nov 17, 2018)
US Army 1942/1945. Army Air Corp Reserves 1945/1952.  Services for Louis were held in Wynot, Ne.  RIP Soldier
162 Visits
392 Images
Shared Album
John J Scheurich
208. John J Scheurich  (11/13/2018)
US National Guard.  Services i Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier

Photos can be seen on imageevent.com/jjcole
194 Visits
92 Images
Shared Album
Garth Meyers
209. Garth Meyers  (11/15/2018)
US Army Air Force 1943/1945.  Services in Norfolk,Ne with burial in Omaha, Ne.
RIP Soldier.
161 Visits
269 Images
Shared Album
American Veteran's Park Dedication
210. American Veteran's Park Dedication  (Nov 11, 2018)
American Veteran's Park Dedication in West Point Ne.
148 Visits
105 Images
Shared Album
ZOBEL	Harland
211. ZOBEL     Harland  (11/2/2018)
US Army 1946-1947.  Harland was buried in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier  Photos by Ron Miller.
177 Visits
178 Images
Shared Album
Stanley J Modelski
212. Stanley J Modelski  (Oct 29, 2018)
US Army Korean War Veteran.  1953/1954
Services were held in St Edwards, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
177 Visits
341 Images
Shared Album
Garold A Lichtenberg
213. Garold A Lichtenberg  (Oct 20, 2018)
US Army 1945.  Funeral services were held in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
204 Visits
308 Images
Shared Album
La Vern "Toby" Jochum
214. La Vern "Toby" Jochum  (Oct 8, 2018)
WWII US Army Veteran MP.  Services and burial held in Elgin Ne.  On his 80th birthday he was commissioned an Admiral in the Ne Navy.  RIP Soldier
213 Visits
285 Images
Shared Album
Donald Heitman
215. Donald Heitman  (Oct 3, 2018)
US Army 1943/1946.  Bronze star recipient. Funeral and burial at Coleridge Ne.  RIP Soldier.
186 Visits
215 Images
Shared Album
Harold Schlickbernd
216. Harold Schlickbernd  (Oct 1,  2018)
WWII Army Air Corps 1945/1946.  RIP Soldier
243 Visits
287 Images
Shared Album
Gregory L  Kirsch
217. Gregory L  Kirsch  (Sept 29/2018)
US Marines  Vietnam.  Celebration of life was held at the Norfolk VFW Post 1644.  RIP Marine.
299 Visits
337 Images
Shared Album
Verne Petersen
218. Verne Petersen  (Sept 29, 2018)
US Army  1941/1945  Funeral services were held in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier.

Photos can be seen on imageevent.com/jjcole
196 Visits
295 Images
Shared Album
Bernard Joseph Kuhlman
219. Bernard Joseph Kuhlman  (Sept 28, 2018)
Korean War Veteran US Army 1954/1956. Services were held in Petersburg, Ne.
RIP Soldier
281 Visits
484 Images
Shared Album
Ronald Dallas Willers
220. Ronald Dallas Willers  (Sept 27, 2018)
US Air Force 1952/1960.  Services were held in Neligh Ne with burial in Wayne Ne.  RIP Airman.  

Photos can be seen on imageevent.com/jjcole
153 Visits
167 Images
Shared Album
Harvey Stout
221. Harvey Stout  (Sept 26, 2018)
US Army  1961/1963.  Burial services were in Niobrara, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
Photos can be seen on imageevent.com/jjcole
189 Visits
265 Images
Shared Album
Mark Aloys Knust
222. Mark Aloys Knust  (Sept 25, 2018)
Funeral services for Mark was held in Albion Ne with burial at Reaville Ne.  US Army 1955/1957.  RIP Soldier.
199 Visits
436 Images
Shared Album
Gary K, Kinney
223. Gary K, Kinney  (Sept, 24 2018)
Memorial services for Retired Trooper Kinney was held in Hartington Ne with burial in West Point Ne.  US Air Force from 1962/ 1966.  RIP Officer/Airman.
227 Visits
355 Images
Shared Album
Cmdr Bud & Pres Bev's Homecoming
224. Cmdr Bud & Pres Bev's Homecoming  (Sept 22, 2018)
Winside Ne.   Very good training session and great to see old friends.  I know Bud and Bev will have a great year as we go forward.
137 Visits
147 Images
Shared Album
Ralph Koziol
225. Ralph Koziol  (Sept 21, 2018)
211 Visits
337 Images
Shared Album
SSG Nicole Thompson Deployment
226. SSG Nicole Thompson Deployment  (Sept 19, 2018)
Students, faculty and local Firemen line the streets in Newman Grove and Lindsay, Ne as NE Nebraska Riders escort SSG Thompson in route to her next deployment. Praying for a safe return.
146 Visits
79 Images
Shared Album
Ernest Lloyd Chatham
227. Ernest Lloyd Chatham  (Sept. 18, 2018)
US Army Veteran  RIP Soldier. Norfolk, Ne. Photos of memorial services can be seen on imageevent.com/jjcole
256 Visits
245 Images
Shared Album
Beemer ALR Harley Raffle
228. Beemer ALR Harley Raffle  (Sept. 18, 2018)
162 Visits
62 Images
Shared Album
Donald R Dasher
229. Donald R Dasher  (Sept 9, 2018)
Donald served in the US Army from Aug 16, 1966 to May 15, 1968.  He completed three tours of duty during the Vietnam Conflict.  RIP Soldier.
168 Visits
354 Images
Shared Album
William Oertwich
230. William Oertwich  (Sept 8, 2018)
197 Visits
313 Images
Shared Album
Eugene "Lefty" Cerny
231. Eugene "Lefty" Cerny  (Sept 1, 2018)
394 Visits
184 Images
Shared Album
Larry Henn
232. Larry Henn  (Aug 31, 2018)
Petersburg, Ne.  US Army Veteran.  1969/1971.  The battle is over.  RIP soldier.
298 Visits
633 Images
Shared Album
The 47th SAL Convention 2018
233. The 47th SAL Convention 2018  (Aug 24/26, 2018)
226 Visits
779 Images
Shared Album
American Legion Legacy Run 2018
234. American Legion Legacy Run 2018  (Aug 17 thru Aug 27)
Norfolk Ne to Hutchison Ks to Anoka Mn with riders from Norfolk joining in on a wet and windy first two days.  Thanks to all who joined.  Donations were over $1,250,000.
213 Visits
739 Images
Shared Album
Flag Dedication at the NVH
235. Flag Dedication at the NVH  (Aug 29, 2018)
Flag and Flag Pole at the Norfolk Veterans Home was donated by Vietnam Veteran and Marine LCPL Bert Crum.  A true American Hero.
189 Visits
108 Images
Shared Album
Duane D Zautke
236. Duane D Zautke  (Aug 29, 2018)
US Army Veteran   RIP Soldier
274 Visits
327 Images
Shared Album
LeRoy "Roy" Sternberg
237. LeRoy "Roy" Sternberg  (Aug 11, 2018)
WWII Veteran   Services were held in Neligh, Ne.  RIP Soldier
210 Visits
299 Images
Shared Album
Richard Paul Garden
238. Richard Paul Garden  (Aug 6, 2018)
US Marines.  Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Marine
200 Visits
394 Images
Shared Album
Loran Votruba
239. Loran Votruba  (Aug 2, 2018)
WWII Veteran.  Schuyler, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
166 Visits
184 Images
Shared Album
Elmer Lambrecht
240. Elmer Lambrecht  (July 24, 2018)
Korean War Veteran.  US Army. Chambers, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
265 Visits
283 Images
Shared Album
Willard Freeman
241. Willard Freeman  (July/12/2018)
US Army Veteran Tilden, Ne.  RIP Soldier
527 Visits
207 Images
Shared Album
Larry Filkins
242. Larry Filkins  (July 12, 2018)
US Army Veteran  Creighton, Ne.  RIP Soldier
284 Visits
326 Images
Shared Album
Bernard Torson
243. Bernard Torson  (July 5, 2018)
Korean Veteran from Columbus, Ne.  US Army.  RIP Soldier.
229 Visits
355 Images
Shared Album
Wayne Vogle
244. Wayne Vogle  (July 2, 2018)
US Army Veteran 1955-1957.  Coleridge, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
244 Visits
386 Images
Shared Album
Rodger Wayne Woeppel
245. Rodger Wayne Woeppel  (June 29, 2018)
Vietnam Veteran.  USN Retired Chief Petty Officer 1957-1977.   Erickson, Ne.
RIP Sailor
276 Visits
221 Images
Shared Album
Gerald Anthony Borer
246. Gerald Anthony Borer  (June 25, 2018)
US Army 1959-1961  RIP Soldier
304 Visits
412 Images
Shared Album
SAL, Detachment of Ne Conv 2018/19
247. SAL, Detachment of Ne Conv 2018/19  (June 22-24, 2018)
Sons of the American Legion, Detachment of Ne convention plus participants in the Goof (golf) tournament and the ALR meeting in Kearney, Ne.
163 Visits
266 Images
Shared Album
2018 College World Series
248. 2018 College World Series  (6/16/2018)
American Legion family unfurling the big flag during the playing of the National Anthem.
222 Visits
71 Images
Shared Album
Kansas Dept Conv
249. Kansas Dept Conv  (May 18-20, 2018)
Thank you Kansas.  Great time in Hutchinson.
314 Visits
582 Images
Shared Album
Larry Bear
250. Larry Bear  (May 10, 2018)
US Army Vietnam Veteran (Medic)  1966-68
RIP Soldier
290 Visits
489 Images
Shared Album
Richard E Pavlik
251. Richard E Pavlik  (May 7, 2018)
Verdigre, Ne.  US Army   RIP Soldier
266 Visits
240 Images
Shared Album
NEC Conf.  2018  (spring)
252. NEC Conf.  2018  (spring)  (May 4/5/6  2018)
Sheraton Hotel.  Indianapolis,In.
293 Visits
528 Images
Shared Album
SFC Milton Beed
253. SFC Milton Beed  (April 23 & 25)
SFC Beed was captured February of 1951 in Korea and died while in captivity.
RIP Soldier
423 Visits
756 Images
Shared Album
Dept of AK 99th Annual Convention
254. Dept of AK 99th Annual Convention  (April 25 thru 29, 2018)
Post 28 Anchorage AK.
260 Visits
817 Images
Shared Album
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
255. Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans   (April 21, 2018)
It is amazing what a small town of 1300 people in rural Ne can make happen.  Thank you Wisner.
282 Visits
361 Images
Shared Album
Duane E Nathan
256. Duane E Nathan  (April 20,2017)
US Army.  Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier
284 Visits
439 Images
Shared Album
Ronald D Herberer
257. Ronald D Herberer  (April 19, 2018)
US Air Force 1975/1979 Reenlisted 1981/1985  RIP Airman
250 Visits
201 Images
Shared Album
Dale Malmberg
258. Dale Malmberg  (April 16, 2018)
Korean War Veteran  Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier
359 Visits
280 Images
Shared Album
S.A.L. National Commander's Homecoming
259. S.A.L. National Commander's Homecoming  (April 13-14, 2018)
National S.A.L Commander Smith's Homecoming in La Vista, Ne.
263 Visits
704 Images
Shared Album
Robert Matthew Spieker
260. Robert Matthew Spieker  (April 11, 2018)
US Army 1944.  152nd Infantry Co D. Transferred to 315 Bomb Wing of 20th Air Force D29 Air Craft MP Company.  RIP Soldier
258 Visits
375 Images
Shared Album
John Uhing
261. John Uhing  (April 7, 2018)
US Navy Buried in Wynot, Ne.  RIP Sailor
349 Visits
385 Images
Shared Album
James LeRoy Sternberg
262. James LeRoy Sternberg  (April4, 2018)
US Air Force 1966-1972   RIP Airman
331 Visits
254 Images
Shared Album
Ronald E. Chinell
263. Ronald E. Chinell  (March 29, 2018)
US Navy SEABEE.  Vietnam  RIP Sailor
456 Visits
229 Images
Shared Album
James A Fritz
264. James A Fritz  (March 28, 2018)
US Army Veteran. RIP Soldier
536 Visits
364 Images
Shared Album
Jim "grizz" Froehlich
265. Jim "grizz" Froehlich  (March 26, 2018)
US Army  RIP Soldier
491 Visits
250 Images
Shared Album
Kenneth S Elkins
266. Kenneth S Elkins  (March 22, 2018)
US Navy.  Hoskins, Ne.  RIP Sailor
264 Visits
213 Images
Shared Album
Harold D Cihlar
267. Harold D Cihlar  (March 21, 2018)
Marine.  Verdigre, Ne.   RIP Marine
318 Visits
273 Images
Shared Album
Washington Conference
268. Washington Conference  (Feb 24-28)
Washington DC.  Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Inst.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Women's Military Museum, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, WWII Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremonies.
289 Visits
1185 Images
Shared Album
Daniel A Neuhalfen
269. Daniel A Neuhalfen  (Feb 19, 2018)
Korean War Veteran   RIP Soldier
0 Visits
359 Images
Shared Album
Lloyd Molacek
270. Lloyd Molacek  (Feb 17, 2018)
US ARMY VETERAN.  RIP Soldier
383 Visits
416 Images
Shared Album
American Legion Pigrimage
271. American Legion Pigrimage  (Feb 11-12, 2018)
84th Annual National American Legion Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln.  Springfield, Ill.
318 Visits
582 Images
Shared Album
Iowa Midwinter Conference 2018  SAL
272. Iowa Midwinter Conference 2018  SAL 
Des Moines Iowa
266 Visits
215 Images
Shared Album
Randy D Siebrandt
273. Randy D Siebrandt  (Feb 8, 2018)
US Army Veteran   RIP Soldier
377 Visits
295 Images
Shared Album
Raymond E Kohl
274. Raymond E Kohl  (Feb 3, 2018)
USAR-RIP Soldier.
393 Visits
226 Images
Shared Album
Maryland Mid Year Conference
275. Maryland Mid Year Conference  (January 26, 2018)
My favorite pic is 170
767 Visits
179 Images
Shared Album
Cmdr Smith in Maryland
276. Cmdr Smith in Maryland  (Jan 26, 2018)
I understand now when they said the CMDR is all wet.
315 Visits
95 Images
Shared Album
Tony L Synovec
277. Tony L Synovec  (Jan 27, 2018)
American Legion Post#72, US Army Honor Guard and The American Legion Riders participated in funeral services for Pierce, Ne Army Veteran Tony L Synovec.  RIP Soldier
398 Visits
216 Images
Shared Album
Arlan J. Walter
278. Arlan J. Walter  (Jan 26, 2018)
Fordyce, Ne.  US Army Veteran. RIP Soldier
392 Visits
250 Images
Shared Album
Mid Winter Conference
279. Mid Winter Conference  (Jan 12-14, 2018)
American Legion Conference held in North Platte, Ne.
319 Visits
143 Images
Shared Album
Marvin L Bobb
280. Marvin L Bobb  (Jan 19, 2018)
US Navy.  Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Sailor
420 Visits
156 Images
Shared Album
Ronald L "Huey" Braun
281. Ronald L "Huey" Braun  (Jan 6, 2017)
Vietnam Veteran 67-69.  Squad leader of Charlie Co, 2nd Battalion,35th Infantry, (Cacti Blue) 3rd Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division.  Cedar Rapids, Ne.
RIP Soldier.
563 Visits
300 Images
Shared Album
Lawrence R Fuchs
282. Lawrence R Fuchs  (Dec 29, 2017)
WWII Naval Veteran.  Belden Ne.  RIP Sailor.
353 Visits
265 Images
Shared Album
Leon "Lonnie " Wayne Burns
283. Leon "Lonnie " Wayne Burns  (12/28/2017)
Vietnam Veteran US Army.  RIP Soldier
318 Visits
221 Images
Shared Album
Vernett S "Vern" Stortvedt
284. Vernett S "Vern" Stortvedt  (Dec 17, 2017)
US Army Veteran.  Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
477 Visits
151 Images
Shared Album
John Roland Krause
285. John Roland Krause  (Dec 13, 2017)
WWII Veteran. Elgin, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
280 Visits
244 Images
Shared Album
Richard Dean Kallhoff
286. Richard Dean Kallhoff  (Dec 9, 2017)
US Army Veteran   RIP Soldier
Ewing, Ne.
427 Visits
198 Images
Shared Album
Neil James Hilfiker
287. Neil James Hilfiker  (Dec 8, 2017)
Vietnam Veteran  RIP Soldier
490 Visits
234 Images
Shared Album
Douglas Reikofski
288. Douglas Reikofski  (Dec 7, 2017)
533 Visits
159 Images
Shared Album
Donald Arthur Reinke
289. Donald Arthur Reinke  (Dec 7, 2017)
US Army 1945-1946.  RIP Soldier.
754 Visits
252 Images
Shared Album
Ne American Legion  District 1 Tour
290. Ne American Legion  District 1 Tour   (Nov 30 thru Dec 2, 2017)
309 Visits
308 Images
Shared Album
Phillip E Scheer
291. Phillip E Scheer  (Nov 29, 2017)
US Air Force Creighton, Ne. RIP Airman
464 Visits
137 Images
Shared Album
Darold Dallman
292. Darold Dallman  (Nov 25, 2017)
US Air Force 51-54
Hartington, Ne.
RIP Airman
465 Visits
199 Images
Shared Album
Donovan B Wiebelhaus
293. Donovan B Wiebelhaus  (Nov 22, 2017)
US Army Veteran.  Fordyce, Ne.
RIP Soldier
419 Visits
191 Images
Shared Album
Marvin "Marv" Griess
294. Marvin "Marv" Griess  (November 20, 2017)
WWII Navy Veteran.  RIP Sailor.
Hartington, Ne.
437 Visits
387 Images
Shared Album
Richard F McClain
295. Richard F McClain  (Nov 16, 2017)
US Navy  RIP Sailor
516 Visits
231 Images
Shared Album
Harold Francis Leise
296. Harold Francis Leise  (Nov 14, 2017)
US Army Veteran.  Hartington, Ne.  
RIP Soldier.
388 Visits
315 Images
Shared Album
Veterans Day Programs
297. Veterans Day Programs  (Nov 10, 2017)
American Legion's Missouri Zone II Vice Commander Mark Clark is guest speaker at the Norfolk Catholic School, Norfolk Veterans Home and the Norfolk Senior High School. Great speaker with a powerful message.
468 Visits
217 Images
Shared Album
NVH Dollar Day 2017
298. NVH Dollar Day 2017  (Nov 9, 20017)
422 Visits
118 Images
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Francis J Dreesen
299. Francis J Dreesen  (Nov 6, 2017)
Korean Veteran,  RIP Soldier
428 Visits
278 Images
Shared Album
WWII & Korean War Memorial Dedication
300. WWII & Korean War Memorial Dedication  (November 5, 2017)
373 Visits
320 Images
Shared Album
Willette Springer
301. Willette Springer  (Nov 3, 2017)
USN Nurse Corps.  RIP Sailor
353 Visits
174 Images
Shared Album
Norfolk Veterans Home Halloween 2017
302. Norfolk Veterans Home Halloween 2017  (October 31, 2017)
Ghosts & Goblins at Norfolk Veterans Home
416 Visits
207 Images
Shared Album
Luwyne "Lou" Grosskop
303. Luwyne "Lou" Grosskop  (October 25, 2017)
USAF  Vietnam  RIP Airman
358 Visits
243 Images
Shared Album
Leah Nicole LaCroix
304. Leah Nicole LaCroix  (October 20, 2017)
Leah is an Iraqi War Veteran.  RIP Soldier.
506 Visits
253 Images
Shared Album
Delmer D. Gansebom
305. Delmer D. Gansebom  (Oct 11, 2017)
US Army  RIP Soldier
405 Visits
216 Images
Shared Album
SAL NEC Fall Conf and Training 2017
306. SAL NEC Fall Conf and Training 2017  (Oct 6-8, 2017)
253 Visits
471 Images
Shared Album
Delvin P White
307. Delvin P White  (Oct 9, 2017)
US Army Veteran.  RIP Soldier
376 Visits
167 Images
Shared Album
Bob Sanne
308. Bob Sanne  (Oct 9, 2017)
Army Korean War Veteran  RIP Soldier
369 Visits
169 Images
Shared Album
Arden Tilgren
309. Arden Tilgren  (Oct 2, 2017)
US Army. Korean/Vietnam Veteran. ROTC  RIP Soldier
352 Visits
136 Images
Shared Album
Donald E Dendinger
310. Donald E Dendinger  (Sept 30, 2017)
US Army  Goodbye friend  RIP Soldier
540 Visits
242 Images
Shared Album
Joseph A Wies Jr
311. Joseph A Wies Jr  (Sept 29, 2017)
US Army   RIP Soldier
643 Visits
229 Images
Shared Album
Herman G Starman
312. Herman G Starman  (Sept 28, 2017)
WWII Veteran  RIP Soldier
338 Visits
223 Images
Shared Album
Squadron 1 Fundraiser For Cmdr Smith
313. Squadron 1 Fundraiser For Cmdr Smith  (Sept 24, 2017)
Raising money and having fun with Commander Smith and the River City Pineapple Company. Post 1 in Omaha
371 Visits
138 Images
Shared Album
William Gentrup
314. William Gentrup  (Sept 21, 2017)
Korean Veteran.  RIP Soldier
637 Visits
285 Images
Shared Album
Willard (willie) Lovejoy
315. Willard (willie) Lovejoy  (Sept 19, 2017)
US Navy.  RIP Sailor
410 Visits
192 Images
Shared Album
Beemer Bike Raffle
316. Beemer Bike Raffle  (Sept 18, 2017)
National Commander of The Sons of the American Legion draws the winning ticket for the 2017 Harley.
322 Visits
121 Images
Shared Album
Thomas Ira Erickson
317. Thomas Ira Erickson  (Sept 15, 2017)
RIP Marine/Soldier
637 Visits
220 Images
Shared Album
Henry Doorley Zoo
318. Henry Doorley Zoo  (Sept 13, 2017)
424 Visits
123 Images
Shared Album
Reverend Dr Paul Louis Rowoldt
319. Reverend Dr Paul Louis Rowoldt  (Sept. 12, 2017)
523 Visits
329 Images
Shared Album
Martin W  Ewing
320. Martin W  Ewing  (Sept 9, 2017)
417 Visits
157 Images
Shared Album
Dwain L. Heimes
321. Dwain L. Heimes  (Sept 6, 2017)
544 Visits
413 Images
Shared Album
2017 Ne State Fair
322. 2017 Ne State Fair  (Sept 4, 2017)
Commanders Costello and Smith go for a bike ride at the Nebrska State Fair.  Veterans Day Celebration.
343 Visits
124 Images
Shared Album
Glenville Henry Casper Moeller
323. Glenville Henry Casper Moeller  (Sept 1, 2017)
Services held in Scribner.  RIP Airman
452 Visits
165 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 to Reno
324. Legacy Run 2017 to Reno  (Aug 12-18)
298 Visits
910 Images
Shared Album
American Legion & Auxiliary
325. American Legion & Auxiliary  (8/23/17)
President Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Sec Robert Gates and installation of Legion Auxiliary Officers for 2017/2018
0 Visits
330 Images
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46th Sons of the American Legion Nationa
326. 46th Sons of the American Legion Nationa  (Aug 19, 2017)
Day 2
337 Visits
148 Images
Shared Album
46th Sons of the American Legion Nationt
327. 46th Sons of the American Legion Nationt  (August 18, 2017)
First Day.  Committee meetings and opening session.
341 Visits
225 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 End
328. Legacy Run 2017 End  (Aug 17, 2017)
Fallon NV to Reno NV    End of Run
390 Visits
161 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 5
329. Legacy Run 2017 5  (Aug 16, 2017)
Ely, NV to Fallon NV
344 Visits
124 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 4
330. Legacy Run 2017 4  (UAug 15, 2017)
Richfield, UT to Ely , NV
281 Visits
45 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 3
331. Legacy Run 2017 3  (Aug 14, 2017)
American Legion Legacy Run from Ft. Dodge Ks. to Reno NV. day 3
340 Visits
192 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 2
332. Legacy Run 2017 2  (Aug 13, 2017)
American Legion Legacy Run from Ft. Dodge Ks. to Reno NV. day 2
232 Visits
67 Images
Shared Album
Legacy run 2017
333. Legacy run 2017  (8/12/17)
American Legion Legacy Run from Ft. Dodge Ks. to Reno NV. day 1
303 Visits
321 Images
Shared Album
Gilbert Ernesti Jr.
334. Gilbert Ernesti Jr.  (Aug 9 2017)
Family and friends of Gilbert Ernsti Jr.  US Army. RIP Soldier
533 Visits
302 Images
Shared Album
Lyle Freudenburg
335. Lyle Freudenburg  (Aug 8, 2017)
US Army.  RIP Soldier
3519 Visits
198 Images
Shared Album
Wilfred "Red" Arehart
336. Wilfred "Red" Arehart  (Aug 1, 2017)
US Army.  RIP Soldier
460 Visits
399 Images
Shared Album
Cpl Richard Seadore
337. Cpl Richard Seadore  (July 28, 2017)
Escort from Omaha to Gibbon Ne for  POW/KIA Cpl Richard Seadore.
483 Visits
312 Images
Shared Album
Earl Griffin
338. Earl Griffin  (July 27. 2017)
West Point, Ne.  Earl served in the US Navy.  RIP Sailor.
468 Visits
131 Images
Shared Album
Gordon Nelson
339. Gordon Nelson  (March 21, 2017)
RIP Marine
459 Visits
199 Images
Shared Album
Zoo Trip for Veterans
340. Zoo Trip for Veterans  (July 25, 2017)
Norfolk Veterans Home  members to Horn T Zoo in Monroe. Ne.
364 Visits
115 Images
Shared Album
Gaile Eugene McGill
341. Gaile Eugene McGill  (July 19, 2017)
US Marines Corps.   RIP Marine
1217 Visits
327 Images
Shared Album
Squadron 16 Officers, 2017-2018
342. Squadron 16 Officers, 2017-2018  (July 17, 2017)
SAL Cmdr Frederickson installed 2017 Squadron Officers
294 Visits
31 Images
Shared Album
Edward DeMoss
343. Edward DeMoss  (July 16, 2017)
USAF Edward DeMoss.  RIP Airman
499 Visits
251 Images
Shared Album
Milan Magwire
344. Milan Magwire  (July 14, 2017)
US Navy.  RIP Sailor.
419 Visits
328 Images
Shared Album
Military Homecoming Lincoln, Ne.
345. Military Homecoming Lincoln, Ne.  (July 13, 2017)
The Nebraska Army National Guard
67th Maneuver Enhancement  Brigade
11 D Main Command Post
Operational Detachment
449 Visits
210 Images
Shared Album
Charles D Volquardsen
346. Charles D Volquardsen  (July 10, 2017)
US Army Veteran. 1975-1979 RIP soldier.
850 Visits
208 Images
Shared Album
Ne Chapter 16 ALR Legacy Run
347. Ne Chapter 16 ALR Legacy Run  (July 8 & 9, 2017)
Wreath laying ceremonies in Albion, North Loup, Arcadia, Taylor and Burwell, Ne.
0 Visits
171 Images
Shared Album
Gary Seri
348. Gary Seri  (July 7, 2017)
Army Veteran Gery Servi.  RIP Soldier
337 Visits
140 Images
Shared Album
Duane "Toot" J. Klassen
349. Duane "Toot" J. Klassen  (July 3, 2017)
Funeral Services for Duane "Toot" J. Klassen.  US Army Veteran.  RIP Soldier.
395 Visits
336 Images
Shared Album
Colonel Kirk Slaughter
350. Colonel Kirk Slaughter  (June 28, 2017)
Funeral services for Colonel Kirk Slaughter in Lyons Ne.
678 Visits
391 Images
Shared Album
James  Dean Jocum
351. James  Dean Jocum  (June 27, 2017)
US Navy Veteran.  RIP Sailor
433 Visits
332 Images
Shared Album
Anthony Kunzman
352. Anthony Kunzman  (June 26, 2017)
Funeral services in Albion, Ne.  RIP Soldier
1088 Visits
325 Images
Shared Album
American Legion Dept of Ne convention
353. American Legion Dept of Ne convention  (June 23-25 2017)
Convention was held in Columbus Ne.
408 Visits
251 Images
Shared Album
Paul Francis Stark
354. Paul Francis Stark  (June 21, 2017)
US Air Force Veteran.  Korean War.  RIP Airman.
363 Visits
404 Images
Shared Album
Ronald Marshall
355. Ronald Marshall  (Jan 21, 1917)
371 Visits
228 Images
Shared Album
Jerome H. Temme
356. Jerome H. Temme  (June 19, 2017)
Army Veteran Jerome Temme funeral services in Petersburg Ne.  RIP soldier.
772 Visits
353 Images
Shared Album
2017 College World Series
357. 2017 College World Series  (6/17/2017)
American Legion Family waving flag for opening of the 2017 College World Series in Omaha.
2173 Visits
119 Images
Shared Album
Monte Marten
358. Monte Marten  (June 15, 2017)
Army Veteran.  RIP Soldier
636 Visits
258 Images
Shared Album
Bob Carlson Services
359. Bob Carlson Services  (June 12, 2017)
Army Veteran.  RIP Soldier
7082 Visits
265 Images
Shared Album
Terry Cogdill
360. Terry Cogdill  (June 8, 2017)
US Navy.  Great patriot and leader  RIP Sailor
414 Visits
323 Images
Shared Album
Plainview Car Show
361. Plainview Car Show  (6/3/17)
532 Visits
11 Images
Shared Album
WILLIS LAGE
362. WILLIS LAGE  (6/2/17)
US Navy
401 Visits
220 Images
Shared Album
Robert Starr
363. Robert Starr  (6/2/17)
US ARMY
763 Visits
229 Images
Shared Album
Carey Phillips
364. Carey Phillips  (June 1, 2017)
442 Visits
66 Images
Shared Album
Pilger- Wisner Memorial Day 2017
365. Pilger- Wisner Memorial Day 2017  (5/29/17)
363 Visits
71 Images
Shared Album
Tom Otto
366. Tom Otto  (5/27/17)
Memorial Services for Tom Otto
669 Visits
261 Images
Shared Album
Joseph Bruns
367. Joseph Bruns  (5/24/17)
597 Visits
464 Images
Shared Album
John Thiele
368. John Thiele  (5/23/17)
494 Visits
334 Images
Shared Album
Larry "Ike" Denney
369. Larry "Ike" Denney  (5/22/17)
Dakota Sioux Native.  Bronze Star
809 Visits
272 Images
Shared Album
Pony Express Escort
370. Pony Express Escort  (May 19,2017)
Pony Express Ride for Children's Mental Health
469 Visits
34 Images
Shared Album
Robert (Corndog) Swanson
371. Robert (Corndog) Swanson  (May 13, 2017)
Parting tribute to a friend and fellow ALR rider that was respected by all he met.
1390 Visits
178 Images
Shared Album
SAL-NEC 2017
372. SAL-NEC 2017  (May 6-7,  2017)
360 Visits
361 Images
Shared Album
LeRoy Theisen
373. LeRoy Theisen  (March 3, 2017)
610 Visits
91 Images
Shared Album
Morton Beach Funeral
374. Morton Beach Funeral  (May 3, 2017)
467 Visits
191 Images
Shared Album
Vietnam Vets Flight to DC
375. Vietnam Vets Flight to DC  (May 1, 2017)
10252 Visits
464 Images
Shared Album
Vietnam Memorial Ded  NVH
376. Vietnam Memorial Ded  NVH  (April 30, 2017)
778 Visits
129 Images
Shared Album
Marvin Jones
377. Marvin Jones  (April 28.2017)
1100 Visits
321 Images
Shared Album
NVH Volunteer Appreciation 2017
378. NVH Volunteer Appreciation 2017  (4/27/17)
798 Visits
150 Images
Shared Album
Mike Yost  Celeb of Life
379. Mike Yost  Celeb of Life  (April 24, 2017)
452 Visits
165 Images
Shared Album
Mike Yost Memorial
380. Mike Yost Memorial  (April 22, 2017)
446 Visits
81 Images
Shared Album
Children & Youth  Valparaiso Ne
381. Children & Youth  Valparaiso Ne  (April 22, 2017)
298 Visits
95 Images
Shared Album
Melvin L Long
382. Melvin L Long  (4/19/17)
432 Visits
115 Images
Shared Album
Harold R Babcock Jr
383. Harold R Babcock Jr  (4/18/2017)
543 Visits
203 Images
Shared Album
Dinner for Marla & 641st deployment
384. Dinner for Marla & 641st deployment  (4/14/17)
364 Visits
122 Images
Shared Album
Verlon Furstenau
385. Verlon Furstenau  (April 12, 2017)
877 Visits
344 Images
Shared Album
FuneralHenry Heller
386. FuneralHenry Heller  (4/7/17)
739 Visits
200 Images
Shared Album
John Dixon Funeral
387. John Dixon Funeral  (4/6/17)
468 Visits
223 Images
Shared Album
Veteran's Funerals-Vince Kirby
388. Veteran's Funerals-Vince Kirby  (3/9/17)
440 Visits
275 Images
Shared Album
American Legion Family Ne Dist 1 Conv
389. American Legion Family Ne Dist 1 Conv  (April 1, 2017)
Activities and events the American Legion, Auxilary, Sons and Riders participate in
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