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Petersburg Veterans Memorial Dedication
1. 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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Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway
2. 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
3. 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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Family Parade at Norfolk Veterans Home
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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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Beemer Flag Pole Dedicaton
11. 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
12. 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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Happy Birthday
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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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17. Leonard L Beckman  (Feb 24, 2020)
Leonard J. Beckman
May 17, 1931        
LEONARD'S OBITUARY
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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
18. 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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19. Norfolk Basketball  (Feb 20, 2020)
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Donald Gilsdorf
20. Donald Gilsdorf  (Feb 8, 2020)
DONALD'S OBITUARY
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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
21. 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
22. 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  
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Elvin Albert Theodore Frank
23. 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
24. 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
25. 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
26. 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
27. 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
28. 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
29. 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
30. 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
31. 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
32. 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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Dennis L Hintz
33. Dennis L Hintz  (Nov 25, 2019)
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Hans Wagner
34. 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
35. 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
36. 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
37. 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
38. Leonard Ray "Butch" Boggs  (Oct 3. 2019)
LEONARD "BUTCH"'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
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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
39. 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
40. 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
41. 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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42. 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
43. 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
44. 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
46. 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
47. 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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48. Colten Football  (9/15-9/17 2019)
#13 Colten, #2 Will, #20 Micah
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Gary Koeppe
49. 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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50. 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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51. 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
52. 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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Dwane M Hintz
53. 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
54. 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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55. 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
56. 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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57. 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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58. 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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59. 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
60. 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.
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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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61. 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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62. 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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63. 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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64. 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
65. 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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66. 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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67. 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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68. 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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69. 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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70. 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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71. 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
72. 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
73. Larry J Conarro  (June 4, 2019)
Us army
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
74. Duane "Dewey" Werts  (June 3, 2019)
WWII Veteran,  US Navy 1946/1948.  RIP Sailor.
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Sage Brothers Memorial
75. 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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Bernie Hunke Memorial Poker Run
76. Bernie Hunke Memorial Poker Run  (June 1, 2019)
Beemer, West Point, Wakefield, Wayne, Norfolk
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James Kenneth Fitchner
77. 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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Nation of Patriots Tour
78. 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
79. 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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Memorial Day, Norfolk Veterans Home
80. Memorial Day, Norfolk Veterans Home  (5/27/2019)
Guest speaker LCMS Navy Chaplain Moreno
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Marvin Richards
81. 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
RIP Marine
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James Klawitter
82. 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.

RIP Soldier
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  Brieson  Jensen
83.  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.  
     RIP Soldier
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Clarence D Staub
84. 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
85. 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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Leo A Reznicek
86. 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
87. 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
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Lawrence Gieselman
88. Lawrence Gieselman  (April 29, 2019)
Services held in Bloomfield, Ne.  Korean War Veteran, he served in the punch Bowl. RIP Sergeant.
88 Visits
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2019 NVH Volunteer Awards Program
89. 2019 NVH Volunteer Awards Program  (April 26, 2019)
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James Patrick Mullen "Jimmy"
90. James Patrick Mullen "Jimmy"  (April 23, 2019)
Korean War Veteran.  US Army 1951-1953  Jimmy served in France & Germany. RIP Soldier
166 Visits
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Pie Time
91. 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
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Darel "Wayne" Heppner
92. Darel "Wayne" Heppner  (April 20, 2019)
US Army 1969/1970.  Stationed in Korea.   RIP Soldier.
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James Nathan Davis
93. 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
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Trever N Erickson
94. 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.
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Delbert H Niewohner
95. Delbert H Niewohner  (March 22, 2019)
Korean War Veteran.  US Army.  Services and burial at Albion, Ne.  RIP Soldier
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Bobby Vincent
96. Bobby Vincent  (March 16, 2019)
Memorial services held in Quartzsite, Az.  RIP Airman
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George Ernest Godel
97. George Ernest Godel  (March 12, 2019)
21 year Veteran. US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer. Services held in Stanton Ne. RIP Master Chief
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NVH to Pierce
98. NVH to Pierce  (March 11.2019)
Norfolk Veterans Home members traveled to Pierce American Legion for a supper outing.
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Ne Dist 2 Conv
99. Ne Dist 2 Conv  (March 10, 2019)
Crofton Ne.  Good turn out and productive.
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Ne Dist 6 Convention
100. Ne Dist 6 Convention  (March 3, 2019)
American Legion Post #52.  Kearney Ne.  Job well done.
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Dean F Bosehart
101. Dean F Bosehart  (Feb 27, 2019)
US Navy.  Services held in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Sailor
88 Visits
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Bernie Hunke
102. 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
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Ne Dist 15 American Legion Conv
103. Ne Dist 15 American Legion Conv  (Feb 12, 2019)
Held at Elks Lodge # 80 in Lincoln, Ne.
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Dist 8 Convention   Dept of Ne
104. Dist 8 Convention   Dept of Ne  (Feb 9, 2019)
Post 331 Omaha, Ne.
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Fred Kirschner
105. Fred Kirschner  (Feb 3, 2019)
Korean War Veteran.  137th Tank Battalion 1951/1954.  Services were held in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
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Robert L "Bob" McDaniel
106. 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.
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Miller, Ne.  American Legion 351
107. 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.
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Jerome Henry Dittrich
108. 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
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Raymond V "Ray"  Hurtig
109. 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
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Ne Mid Winter Conference
110. 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.
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Tony & Patty's Birthday Party
111. Tony & Patty's Birthday Party  (Jan 12, 2019)
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Edwin "Bud" Frederick Cox
112. Edwin "Bud" Frederick Cox  (Jan 10, 2019)
Korean War Veteran  1951/1953.  Services were held i Cedar Rapids Ne.  RIP Soldier.
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Bernie Staib
113. 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.
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Orlo D "Pops" Rath
114. Orlo D "Pops" Rath  (Dec 31, 2018)
US Marines. 1945/1946  RIP Marine.  Services were held in Norfolk, Ne.
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Gary Victory Dean
115. Gary Victory Dean  (Dec 29, 2018)
US Army.  Vietnam War Veteran.  Services held in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier
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Roland J "Rollie"  Reicks
116. Roland J "Rollie"  Reicks  (Dec 22, 2018)
Korean War Veteran  1952-1954.  Services and burial at Elgin, Ne.  Full military honors.  RIP Soldier.
121 Visits
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Debra Kester
117. Debra Kester  (Dec 19, 2018)
US Air Force 1977.  RIP Airman
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Osmond, Ne  Sons of the American Legion
118. 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
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Michael E Jones
119. Michael E Jones  (Dec 6, 2018)
US Army Reserves from 1968 to 1979.  Services in Norfolk, Ne with burial in Carroll, Ne.  RIP Soldier
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Corey Live Day  2018
120. 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.
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Bobbie D Ashburn
121. Bobbie D Ashburn  (Nov 26, 2018)
US Navy WWII.  Services were in Tilden Ne.  RIP Sailor.
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Leon "dutch" Rutjens
122. Leon "dutch" Rutjens  (Nov 22, 2018)
Us Army.  1944-1946.  Memorial services and burial in Tilden, Ne.  RIP Soldier
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Virgil "gene" Rose
123. Virgil "gene" Rose  (Nov 20, 2018)
US Navy  1960-1964  Funeral services were in Laurel Ne with burial in Coleridge, Ne.  RIP Sailor
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James F "Jim" Lentz
124. 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
106 Visits
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Louis G Hans
125. 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
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John J Scheurich
126. John J Scheurich  (11/13/2018)
US National Guard.  Services i Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier

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127 Visits
92 Images
Shared Album
Garth Meyers
127. Garth Meyers  (11/15/2018)
US Army Air Force 1943/1945.  Services in Norfolk,Ne with burial in Omaha, Ne.
RIP Soldier.
103 Visits
269 Images
Shared Album
American Veteran's Park Dedication
128. American Veteran's Park Dedication  (Nov 11, 2018)
American Veteran's Park Dedication in West Point Ne.
86 Visits
105 Images
Shared Album
ZOBEL	Harland
129. ZOBEL     Harland  (11/2/2018)
US Army 1946-1947.  Harland was buried in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier  Photos by Ron Miller.
103 Visits
178 Images
Shared Album
Stanley J Modelski
130. Stanley J Modelski  (Oct 29, 2018)
US Army Korean War Veteran.  1953/1954
Services were held in St Edwards, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
125 Visits
341 Images
Shared Album
Garold A Lichtenberg
131. Garold A Lichtenberg  (Oct 20, 2018)
US Army 1945.  Funeral services were held in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
131 Visits
308 Images
Shared Album
La Vern "Toby" Jochum
132. 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
143 Visits
285 Images
Shared Album
Donald Heitman
133. Donald Heitman  (Oct 3, 2018)
US Army 1943/1946.  Bronze star recipient. Funeral and burial at Coleridge Ne.  RIP Soldier.
117 Visits
215 Images
Shared Album
Harold Schlickbernd
134. Harold Schlickbernd  (Oct 1,  2018)
WWII Army Air Corps 1945/1946.  RIP Soldier
193 Visits
287 Images
Shared Album
Gregory L  Kirsch
135. Gregory L  Kirsch  (Sept 29/2018)
US Marines  Vietnam.  Celebration of life was held at the Norfolk VFW Post 1644.  RIP Marine.
256 Visits
337 Images
Shared Album
Verne Petersen
136. Verne Petersen  (Sept 29, 2018)
US Army  1941/1945  Funeral services were held in Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier.

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112 Visits
295 Images
Shared Album
Bernard Joseph Kuhlman
137. Bernard Joseph Kuhlman  (Sept 28, 2018)
Korean War Veteran US Army 1954/1956. Services were held in Petersburg, Ne.
RIP Soldier
215 Visits
484 Images
Shared Album
Ronald Dallas Willers
138. Ronald Dallas Willers  (Sept 27, 2018)
US Air Force 1952/1960.  Services were held in Neligh Ne with burial in Wayne Ne.  RIP Airman.  

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98 Visits
167 Images
Shared Album
Harvey Stout
139. 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
130 Visits
265 Images
Shared Album
Mark Aloys Knust
140. 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.
149 Visits
436 Images
Shared Album
Gary K, Kinney
141. 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.
153 Visits
355 Images
Shared Album
Cmdr Bud & Pres Bev's Homecoming
142. 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.
101 Visits
147 Images
Shared Album
Ralph Koziol
143. Ralph Koziol  (Sept 21, 2018)
129 Visits
337 Images
Shared Album
SSG Nicole Thompson Deployment
144. 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.
100 Visits
79 Images
Shared Album
Ernest Lloyd Chatham
145. Ernest Lloyd Chatham  (Sept. 18, 2018)
US Army Veteran  RIP Soldier. Norfolk, Ne. Photos of memorial services can be seen on imageevent.com/jjcole
160 Visits
245 Images
Shared Album
Beemer ALR Harley Raffle
146. Beemer ALR Harley Raffle  (Sept. 18, 2018)
106 Visits
62 Images
Shared Album
Donald R Dasher
147. 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.
121 Visits
354 Images
Shared Album
William Oertwich
148. William Oertwich  (Sept 8, 2018)
145 Visits
313 Images
Shared Album
Eugene "Lefty" Cerny
149. Eugene "Lefty" Cerny  (Sept 1, 2018)
283 Visits
184 Images
Shared Album
Larry Henn
150. Larry Henn  (Aug 31, 2018)
Petersburg, Ne.  US Army Veteran.  1969/1971.  The battle is over.  RIP soldier.
227 Visits
633 Images
Shared Album
The 47th SAL Convention 2018
151. The 47th SAL Convention 2018  (Aug 24/26, 2018)
183 Visits
779 Images
Shared Album
American Legion Legacy Run 2018
152. 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.
131 Visits
739 Images
Shared Album
Flag Dedication at the NVH
153. 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.
146 Visits
108 Images
Shared Album
Duane D Zautke
154. Duane D Zautke  (Aug 29, 2018)
US Army Veteran   RIP Soldier
194 Visits
327 Images
Shared Album
LeRoy "Roy" Sternberg
155. LeRoy "Roy" Sternberg  (Aug 11, 2018)
WWII Veteran   Services were held in Neligh, Ne.  RIP Soldier
138 Visits
299 Images
Shared Album
Richard Paul Garden
156. Richard Paul Garden  (Aug 6, 2018)
US Marines.  Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Marine
153 Visits
394 Images
Shared Album
Loran Votruba
157. Loran Votruba  (Aug 2, 2018)
WWII Veteran.  Schuyler, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
127 Visits
184 Images
Shared Album
Elmer Lambrecht
158. Elmer Lambrecht  (July 24, 2018)
Korean War Veteran.  US Army. Chambers, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
195 Visits
283 Images
Shared Album
Willard Freeman
159. Willard Freeman  (July/12/2018)
US Army Veteran Tilden, Ne.  RIP Soldier
395 Visits
207 Images
Shared Album
Larry Filkins
160. Larry Filkins  (July 12, 2018)
US Army Veteran  Creighton, Ne.  RIP Soldier
220 Visits
326 Images
Shared Album
Bernard Torson
161. Bernard Torson  (July 5, 2018)
Korean Veteran from Columbus, Ne.  US Army.  RIP Soldier.
172 Visits
355 Images
Shared Album
Wayne Vogle
162. Wayne Vogle  (July 2, 2018)
US Army Veteran 1955-1957.  Coleridge, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
179 Visits
386 Images
Shared Album
Rodger Wayne Woeppel
163. Rodger Wayne Woeppel  (June 29, 2018)
Vietnam Veteran.  USN Retired Chief Petty Officer 1957-1977.   Erickson, Ne.
RIP Sailor
178 Visits
221 Images
Shared Album
Gerald Anthony Borer
164. Gerald Anthony Borer  (June 25, 2018)
US Army 1959-1961  RIP Soldier
251 Visits
412 Images
Shared Album
SAL, Detachment of Ne Conv 2018/19
165. 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.
112 Visits
266 Images
Shared Album
2018 College World Series
166. 2018 College World Series  (6/16/2018)
American Legion family unfurling the big flag during the playing of the National Anthem.
181 Visits
71 Images
Shared Album
Kansas Dept Conv
167. Kansas Dept Conv  (May 18-20, 2018)
Thank you Kansas.  Great time in Hutchinson.
205 Visits
582 Images
Shared Album
Larry Bear
168. Larry Bear  (May 10, 2018)
US Army Vietnam Veteran (Medic)  1966-68
RIP Soldier
195 Visits
489 Images
Shared Album
Richard E Pavlik
169. Richard E Pavlik  (May 7, 2018)
Verdigre, Ne.  US Army   RIP Soldier
224 Visits
240 Images
Shared Album
NEC Conf.  2018  (spring)
170. NEC Conf.  2018  (spring)  (May 4/5/6  2018)
Sheraton Hotel.  Indianapolis,In.
215 Visits
528 Images
Shared Album
SFC Milton Beed
171. SFC Milton Beed  (April 23 & 25)
SFC Beed was captured February of 1951 in Korea and died while in captivity.
RIP Soldier
352 Visits
756 Images
Shared Album
Dept of AK 99th Annual Convention
172. Dept of AK 99th Annual Convention  (April 25 thru 29, 2018)
Post 28 Anchorage AK.
225 Visits
817 Images
Shared Album
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
173. 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.
237 Visits
361 Images
Shared Album
Duane E Nathan
174. Duane E Nathan  (April 20,2017)
US Army.  Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier
239 Visits
439 Images
Shared Album
Ronald D Herberer
175. Ronald D Herberer  (April 19, 2018)
US Air Force 1975/1979 Reenlisted 1981/1985  RIP Airman
202 Visits
201 Images
Shared Album
Dale Malmberg
176. Dale Malmberg  (April 16, 2018)
Korean War Veteran  Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier
236 Visits
280 Images
Shared Album
S.A.L. National Commander's Homecoming
177. S.A.L. National Commander's Homecoming  (April 13-14, 2018)
National S.A.L Commander Smith's Homecoming in La Vista, Ne.
214 Visits
704 Images
Shared Album
Robert Matthew Spieker
178. 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
215 Visits
375 Images
Shared Album
John Uhing
179. John Uhing  (April 7, 2018)
US Navy Buried in Wynot, Ne.  RIP Sailor
267 Visits
385 Images
Shared Album
James LeRoy Sternberg
180. James LeRoy Sternberg  (April4, 2018)
US Air Force 1966-1972   RIP Airman
220 Visits
254 Images
Shared Album
Ronald E. Chinell
181. Ronald E. Chinell  (March 29, 2018)
US Navy SEABEE.  Vietnam  RIP Sailor
372 Visits
229 Images
Shared Album
James A Fritz
182. James A Fritz  (March 28, 2018)
US Army Veteran. RIP Soldier
417 Visits
364 Images
Shared Album
Jim "grizz" Froehlich
183. Jim "grizz" Froehlich  (March 26, 2018)
US Army  RIP Soldier
389 Visits
250 Images
Shared Album
Kenneth S Elkins
184. Kenneth S Elkins  (March 22, 2018)
US Navy.  Hoskins, Ne.  RIP Sailor
206 Visits
213 Images
Shared Album
Harold D Cihlar
185. Harold D Cihlar  (March 21, 2018)
Marine.  Verdigre, Ne.   RIP Marine
241 Visits
273 Images
Shared Album
Washington Conference
186. 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.
250 Visits
1185 Images
Shared Album
Daniel A Neuhalfen
187. Daniel A Neuhalfen  (Feb 19, 2018)
Korean War Veteran   RIP Soldier
0 Visits
359 Images
Shared Album
Lloyd Molacek
188. Lloyd Molacek  (Feb 17, 2018)
US ARMY VETERAN.  RIP Soldier
305 Visits
416 Images
Shared Album
American Legion Pigrimage
189. American Legion Pigrimage  (Feb 11-12, 2018)
84th Annual National American Legion Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln.  Springfield, Ill.
273 Visits
582 Images
Shared Album
Iowa Midwinter Conference 2018  SAL
190. Iowa Midwinter Conference 2018  SAL 
Des Moines Iowa
220 Visits
215 Images
Shared Album
Randy D Siebrandt
191. Randy D Siebrandt  (Feb 8, 2018)
US Army Veteran   RIP Soldier
317 Visits
295 Images
Shared Album
Raymond E Kohl
192. Raymond E Kohl  (Feb 3, 2018)
USAR-RIP Soldier.
327 Visits
226 Images
Shared Album
Maryland Mid Year Conference
193. Maryland Mid Year Conference  (January 26, 2018)
My favorite pic is 170
589 Visits
179 Images
Shared Album
Cmdr Smith in Maryland
194. Cmdr Smith in Maryland  (Jan 26, 2018)
I understand now when they said the CMDR is all wet.
241 Visits
95 Images
Shared Album
Tony L Synovec
195. 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
354 Visits
216 Images
Shared Album
Arlan J. Walter
196. Arlan J. Walter  (Jan 26, 2018)
Fordyce, Ne.  US Army Veteran. RIP Soldier
298 Visits
250 Images
Shared Album
Mid Winter Conference
197. Mid Winter Conference  (Jan 12-14, 2018)
American Legion Conference held in North Platte, Ne.
247 Visits
143 Images
Shared Album
Marvin L Bobb
198. Marvin L Bobb  (Jan 19, 2018)
US Navy.  Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Sailor
342 Visits
156 Images
Shared Album
Ronald L "Huey" Braun
199. 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.
490 Visits
300 Images
Shared Album
Lawrence R Fuchs
200. Lawrence R Fuchs  (Dec 29, 2017)
WWII Naval Veteran.  Belden Ne.  RIP Sailor.
287 Visits
265 Images
Shared Album
Leon "Lonnie " Wayne Burns
201. Leon "Lonnie " Wayne Burns  (12/28/2017)
Vietnam Veteran US Army.  RIP Soldier
270 Visits
221 Images
Shared Album
Vernett S "Vern" Stortvedt
202. Vernett S "Vern" Stortvedt  (Dec 17, 2017)
US Army Veteran.  Norfolk, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
385 Visits
151 Images
Shared Album
John Roland Krause
203. John Roland Krause  (Dec 13, 2017)
WWII Veteran. Elgin, Ne.  RIP Soldier.
234 Visits
244 Images
Shared Album
Richard Dean Kallhoff
204. Richard Dean Kallhoff  (Dec 9, 2017)
US Army Veteran   RIP Soldier
Ewing, Ne.
366 Visits
198 Images
Shared Album
Neil James Hilfiker
205. Neil James Hilfiker  (Dec 8, 2017)
Vietnam Veteran  RIP Soldier
426 Visits
234 Images
Shared Album
Douglas Reikofski
206. Douglas Reikofski  (Dec 7, 2017)
445 Visits
159 Images
Shared Album
Donald Arthur Reinke
207. Donald Arthur Reinke  (Dec 7, 2017)
US Army 1945-1946.  RIP Soldier.
563 Visits
252 Images
Shared Album
Ne American Legion  District 1 Tour
208. Ne American Legion  District 1 Tour   (Nov 30 thru Dec 2, 2017)
234 Visits
308 Images
Shared Album
Phillip E Scheer
209. Phillip E Scheer  (Nov 29, 2017)
US Air Force Creighton, Ne. RIP Airman
400 Visits
137 Images
Shared Album
Darold Dallman
210. Darold Dallman  (Nov 25, 2017)
US Air Force 51-54
Hartington, Ne.
RIP Airman
401 Visits
199 Images
Shared Album
Donovan B Wiebelhaus
211. Donovan B Wiebelhaus  (Nov 22, 2017)
US Army Veteran.  Fordyce, Ne.
RIP Soldier
395 Visits
191 Images
Shared Album
Marvin "Marv" Griess
212. Marvin "Marv" Griess  (November 20, 2017)
WWII Navy Veteran.  RIP Sailor.
Hartington, Ne.
357 Visits
387 Images
Shared Album
Richard F McClain
213. Richard F McClain  (Nov 16, 2017)
US Navy  RIP Sailor
439 Visits
231 Images
Shared Album
Harold Francis Leise
214. Harold Francis Leise  (Nov 14, 2017)
US Army Veteran.  Hartington, Ne.  
RIP Soldier.
329 Visits
315 Images
Shared Album
Veterans Day Programs
215. 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.
417 Visits
217 Images
Shared Album
NVH Dollar Day 2017
216. NVH Dollar Day 2017  (Nov 9, 20017)
359 Visits
118 Images
Shared Album
Francis J Dreesen
217. Francis J Dreesen  (Nov 6, 2017)
Korean Veteran,  RIP Soldier
335 Visits
278 Images
Shared Album
WWII & Korean War Memorial Dedication
218. WWII & Korean War Memorial Dedication  (November 5, 2017)
326 Visits
320 Images
Shared Album
Willette Springer
219. Willette Springer  (Nov 3, 2017)
USN Nurse Corps.  RIP Sailor
309 Visits
174 Images
Shared Album
Norfolk Veterans Home Halloween 2017
220. Norfolk Veterans Home Halloween 2017  (October 31, 2017)
Ghosts & Goblins at Norfolk Veterans Home
359 Visits
207 Images
Shared Album
Luwyne "Lou" Grosskop
221. Luwyne "Lou" Grosskop  (October 25, 2017)
USAF  Vietnam  RIP Airman
284 Visits
243 Images
Shared Album
Leah Nicole LaCroix
222. Leah Nicole LaCroix  (October 20, 2017)
Leah is an Iraqi War Veteran.  RIP Soldier.
448 Visits
253 Images
Shared Album
Delmer D. Gansebom
223. Delmer D. Gansebom  (Oct 11, 2017)
US Army  RIP Soldier
320 Visits
216 Images
Shared Album
SAL NEC Fall Conf and Training 2017
224. SAL NEC Fall Conf and Training 2017  (Oct 6-8, 2017)
208 Visits
471 Images
Shared Album
Delvin P White
225. Delvin P White  (Oct 9, 2017)
US Army Veteran.  RIP Soldier
318 Visits
167 Images
Shared Album
Bob Sanne
226. Bob Sanne  (Oct 9, 2017)
Army Korean War Veteran  RIP Soldier
318 Visits
169 Images
Shared Album
Arden Tilgren
227. Arden Tilgren  (Oct 2, 2017)
US Army. Korean/Vietnam Veteran. ROTC  RIP Soldier
303 Visits
136 Images
Shared Album
Donald E Dendinger
228. Donald E Dendinger  (Sept 30, 2017)
US Army  Goodbye friend  RIP Soldier
490 Visits
242 Images
Shared Album
Joseph A Wies Jr
229. Joseph A Wies Jr  (Sept 29, 2017)
US Army   RIP Soldier
589 Visits
229 Images
Shared Album
Herman G Starman
230. Herman G Starman  (Sept 28, 2017)
WWII Veteran  RIP Soldier
278 Visits
223 Images
Shared Album
Squadron 1 Fundraiser For Cmdr Smith
231. 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
306 Visits
138 Images
Shared Album
William Gentrup
232. William Gentrup  (Sept 21, 2017)
Korean Veteran.  RIP Soldier
591 Visits
285 Images
Shared Album
Willard (willie) Lovejoy
233. Willard (willie) Lovejoy  (Sept 19, 2017)
US Navy.  RIP Sailor
366 Visits
192 Images
Shared Album
Beemer Bike Raffle
234. Beemer Bike Raffle  (Sept 18, 2017)
National Commander of The Sons of the American Legion draws the winning ticket for the 2017 Harley.
252 Visits
121 Images
Shared Album
Thomas Ira Erickson
235. Thomas Ira Erickson  (Sept 15, 2017)
RIP Marine/Soldier
576 Visits
220 Images
Shared Album
Henry Doorley Zoo
236. Henry Doorley Zoo  (Sept 13, 2017)
388 Visits
123 Images
Shared Album
Reverend Dr Paul Louis Rowoldt
237. Reverend Dr Paul Louis Rowoldt  (Sept. 12, 2017)
468 Visits
329 Images
Shared Album
Martin W  Ewing
238. Martin W  Ewing  (Sept 9, 2017)
360 Visits
157 Images
Shared Album
Dwain L. Heimes
239. Dwain L. Heimes  (Sept 6, 2017)
493 Visits
413 Images
Shared Album
2017 Ne State Fair
240. 2017 Ne State Fair  (Sept 4, 2017)
Commanders Costello and Smith go for a bike ride at the Nebrska State Fair.  Veterans Day Celebration.
286 Visits
124 Images
Shared Album
Glenville Henry Casper Moeller
241. Glenville Henry Casper Moeller  (Sept 1, 2017)
Services held in Scribner.  RIP Airman
359 Visits
165 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 to Reno
242. Legacy Run 2017 to Reno  (Aug 12-18)
229 Visits
910 Images
Shared Album
American Legion & Auxiliary
243. 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
Shared Album
46th Sons of the American Legion Nationa
244. 46th Sons of the American Legion Nationa  (Aug 19, 2017)
Day 2
282 Visits
148 Images
Shared Album
46th Sons of the American Legion Nationt
245. 46th Sons of the American Legion Nationt  (August 18, 2017)
First Day.  Committee meetings and opening session.
292 Visits
225 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 End
246. Legacy Run 2017 End  (Aug 17, 2017)
Fallon NV to Reno NV    End of Run
339 Visits
161 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 5
247. Legacy Run 2017 5  (Aug 16, 2017)
Ely, NV to Fallon NV
291 Visits
124 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 4
248. Legacy Run 2017 4  (UAug 15, 2017)
Richfield, UT to Ely , NV
235 Visits
45 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 3
249. Legacy Run 2017 3  (Aug 14, 2017)
American Legion Legacy Run from Ft. Dodge Ks. to Reno NV. day 3
275 Visits
192 Images
Shared Album
Legacy Run 2017 2
250. Legacy Run 2017 2  (Aug 13, 2017)
American Legion Legacy Run from Ft. Dodge Ks. to Reno NV. day 2
204 Visits
67 Images
Shared Album
Legacy run 2017
251. Legacy run 2017  (8/12/17)
American Legion Legacy Run from Ft. Dodge Ks. to Reno NV. day 1
244 Visits
321 Images
Shared Album
Gilbert Ernesti Jr.
252. Gilbert Ernesti Jr.  (Aug 9 2017)
Family and friends of Gilbert Ernsti Jr.  US Army. RIP Soldier
440 Visits
302 Images
Shared Album
Lyle Freudenburg
253. Lyle Freudenburg  (Aug 8, 2017)
US Army.  RIP Soldier
3468 Visits
198 Images
Shared Album
Wilfred "Red" Arehart
254. Wilfred "Red" Arehart  (Aug 1, 2017)
US Army.  RIP Soldier
366 Visits
399 Images
Shared Album
Cpl Richard Seadore
255. Cpl Richard Seadore  (July 28, 2017)
Escort from Omaha to Gibbon Ne for  POW/KIA Cpl Richard Seadore.
386 Visits
312 Images
Shared Album
Earl Griffin
256. Earl Griffin  (July 27. 2017)
West Point, Ne.  Earl served in the US Navy.  RIP Sailor.
337 Visits
131 Images
Shared Album
Gordon Nelson
257. Gordon Nelson  (March 21, 2017)
RIP Marine
375 Visits
199 Images
Shared Album
Zoo Trip for Veterans
258. Zoo Trip for Veterans  (July 25, 2017)
Norfolk Veterans Home  members to Horn T Zoo in Monroe. Ne.
311 Visits
115 Images
Shared Album
Gaile Eugene McGill
259. Gaile Eugene McGill  (July 19, 2017)
US Marines Corps.   RIP Marine
1124 Visits
327 Images
Shared Album
Squadron 16 Officers, 2017-2018
260. Squadron 16 Officers, 2017-2018  (July 17, 2017)
SAL Cmdr Frederickson installed 2017 Squadron Officers
255 Visits
31 Images
Shared Album
Edward DeMoss
261. Edward DeMoss  (July 16, 2017)
USAF Edward DeMoss.  RIP Airman
396 Visits
251 Images
Shared Album
Milan Magwire
262. Milan Magwire  (July 14, 2017)
US Navy.  RIP Sailor.
338 Visits
328 Images
Shared Album
Military Homecoming Lincoln, Ne.
263. Military Homecoming Lincoln, Ne.  (July 13, 2017)
The Nebraska Army National Guard
67th Maneuver Enhancement  Brigade
11 D Main Command Post
Operational Detachment
382 Visits
210 Images
Shared Album
Charles D Volquardsen
264. Charles D Volquardsen  (July 10, 2017)
US Army Veteran. 1975-1979 RIP soldier.
794 Visits
208 Images
Shared Album
Ne Chapter 16 ALR Legacy Run
265. 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
266. Gary Seri  (July 7, 2017)
Army Veteran Gery Servi.  RIP Soldier
281 Visits
140 Images
Shared Album
Duane "Toot" J. Klassen
267. Duane "Toot" J. Klassen  (July 3, 2017)
Funeral Services for Duane "Toot" J. Klassen.  US Army Veteran.  RIP Soldier.
345 Visits
336 Images
Shared Album
Colonel Kirk Slaughter
268. Colonel Kirk Slaughter  (June 28, 2017)
Funeral services for Colonel Kirk Slaughter in Lyons Ne.
580 Visits
391 Images
Shared Album
James  Dean Jocum
269. James  Dean Jocum  (June 27, 2017)
US Navy Veteran.  RIP Sailor
378 Visits
332 Images
Shared Album
Anthony Kunzman
270. Anthony Kunzman  (June 26, 2017)
Funeral services in Albion, Ne.  RIP Soldier
1037 Visits
325 Images
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American Legion Dept of Ne convention
271. American Legion Dept of Ne convention  (June 23-25 2017)
Convention was held in Columbus Ne.
374 Visits
251 Images
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Paul Francis Stark
272. Paul Francis Stark  (June 21, 2017)
US Air Force Veteran.  Korean War.  RIP Airman.
319 Visits
404 Images
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Ronald Marshall
273. Ronald Marshall  (Jan 21, 1917)
307 Visits
228 Images
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Jerome H. Temme
274. Jerome H. Temme  (June 19, 2017)
Army Veteran Jerome Temme funeral services in Petersburg Ne.  RIP soldier.
638 Visits
353 Images
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2017 College World Series
275. 2017 College World Series  (6/17/2017)
American Legion Family waving flag for opening of the 2017 College World Series in Omaha.
2101 Visits
119 Images
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Monte Marten
276. Monte Marten  (June 15, 2017)
Army Veteran.  RIP Soldier
598 Visits
258 Images
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Bob Carlson Services
277. Bob Carlson Services  (June 12, 2017)
Army Veteran.  RIP Soldier
7039 Visits
265 Images
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Terry Cogdill
278. Terry Cogdill  (June 8, 2017)
US Navy.  Great patriot and leader  RIP Sailor
322 Visits
323 Images
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Plainview Car Show
279. Plainview Car Show  (6/3/17)
397 Visits
11 Images
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WILLIS LAGE
280. WILLIS LAGE  (6/2/17)
US Navy
327 Visits
220 Images
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Robert Starr
281. Robert Starr  (6/2/17)
US ARMY
594 Visits
229 Images
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Carey Phillips
282. Carey Phillips  (June 1, 2017)
386 Visits
66 Images
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Pilger- Wisner Memorial Day 2017
283. Pilger- Wisner Memorial Day 2017  (5/29/17)
319 Visits
71 Images
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Tom Otto
284. Tom Otto  (5/27/17)
Memorial Services for Tom Otto
544 Visits
261 Images
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Joseph Bruns
285. Joseph Bruns  (5/24/17)
501 Visits
464 Images
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John Thiele
286. John Thiele  (5/23/17)
440 Visits
334 Images
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Larry "Ike" Denney
287. Larry "Ike" Denney  (5/22/17)
Dakota Sioux Native.  Bronze Star
682 Visits
272 Images
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Pony Express Escort
288. Pony Express Escort  (May 19,2017)
Pony Express Ride for Children's Mental Health
370 Visits
34 Images
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Robert (Corndog) Swanson
289. Robert (Corndog) Swanson  (May 13, 2017)
Parting tribute to a friend and fellow ALR rider that was respected by all he met.
1344 Visits
178 Images
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SAL-NEC 2017
290. SAL-NEC 2017  (May 6-7,  2017)
318 Visits
361 Images
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LeRoy Theisen
291. LeRoy Theisen  (March 3, 2017)
542 Visits
91 Images
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Morton Beach Funeral
292. Morton Beach Funeral  (May 3, 2017)
421 Visits
191 Images
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Vietnam Vets Flight to DC
293. Vietnam Vets Flight to DC  (May 1, 2017)
10164 Visits
464 Images
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Vietnam Memorial Ded  NVH
294. Vietnam Memorial Ded  NVH  (April 30, 2017)
703 Visits
129 Images
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Marvin Jones
295. Marvin Jones  (April 28.2017)
1050 Visits
321 Images
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NVH Volunteer Appreciation 2017
296. NVH Volunteer Appreciation 2017  (4/27/17)
755 Visits
150 Images
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Mike Yost  Celeb of Life
297. Mike Yost  Celeb of Life  (April 24, 2017)
374 Visits
165 Images
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Mike Yost Memorial
298. Mike Yost Memorial  (April 22, 2017)
375 Visits
81 Images
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Children & Youth  Valparaiso Ne
299. Children & Youth  Valparaiso Ne  (April 22, 2017)
270 Visits
95 Images
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Melvin L Long
300. Melvin L Long  (4/19/17)
386 Visits
115 Images
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Harold R Babcock Jr
301. Harold R Babcock Jr  (4/18/2017)
406 Visits
203 Images
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Dinner for Marla & 641st deployment
302. Dinner for Marla & 641st deployment  (4/14/17)
323 Visits
122 Images
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Verlon Furstenau
303. Verlon Furstenau  (April 12, 2017)
814 Visits
344 Images
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FuneralHenry Heller
304. FuneralHenry Heller  (4/7/17)
684 Visits
200 Images
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John Dixon Funeral
305. John Dixon Funeral  (4/6/17)
412 Visits
223 Images
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Veteran's Funerals-Vince Kirby
306. Veteran's Funerals-Vince Kirby  (3/9/17)
364 Visits
275 Images
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American Legion Family Ne Dist 1 Conv
307. 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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