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Fremont Tribune - Mon. 14 Jan 2008

Opal Carlson SHEPARD, 92 (photo)

Born 17 Jul 1915, Bertha neighborhood. Parents: Earl & Nora (Romans) Tranmer. 1933 grad. of Lyons HS.  2 Oct 1934: Married Vergil Carlson at LeMars, IA. Lived in Lyons & Oakland, NE. Vergil died in Dec 1974. 4 Jan 1989: Married Albert Shepard. They lived at Lexington, NE. 1999: They moved to Lyons, NE. Albert died in 2005. Mrs. Shepard died Thurs., 10 Jan 2008 at Oakland, NE. Service: Today at Pelan Funeral Home, Oakland. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Survivors: 2 children, 3 step-children, 5 gch., 13 g-gch. Predeceased by 2 sisters, 2 brothers, a gch. Memorials: Oakland Heights Nursing Home & Oakland Mercy Hospital Tree of Love.

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Fremont Tribune - Sat. 2 Feb 2008; Columbus Telegram - Sun. 3 Feb 2008; Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise - Tues. 5 Feb 2008
Dewaine R. GAHAN, 58

Born 23 Jun 1949, Oakland, NE. Parents: Bob & Ann Gahan. 1967 grad. of Oakland HS. 1971 grad of UNL (journalism). Worked for Holdrege Citizen, Fremont Tribune, Oakland Independent and Lyons Mirror-Sun (co-owner. columnist). 17 Jun 1971: Married Bobbie at Elim Lutheran Church. Active in professional & community projects of all sorts. Died Thurs., 31 Jan 2008 at Oakland, NE. Service: Today at Oakland-Craig New Gym. Burial: Swaburg Cemetery near Hooper, NE. Survivors: His wife, mother, 3 children, a gch.; 3 brothers, 4 sisters; assorted in-laws. Predeceased by 2 infant children, and his father. Memorials: Nebraska HS Hall of Fame, Oakland Ball Association, Oakland Swedish Festival, or Uehling Ball Park Fund.

Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise - Tues. 5 Feb 2008
Eugene A. QUICK, 81
Born 25 Apr 1926, Tekamah, NE. Parents: Buy & Mary Cleo (Meyers) Quick. 21 Oct 1950: Married Mary Lou Carson. Trucker. Mary Lou died Apr 1977. Fall 1979: Married Darlene Wallace. Mr. Quick died Sun., 3 Feb 2008 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Blair, NE. Service: Thurs., 7 Feb at First United Methodist Church, Blair. Burial: Tekamah Cemetery. Survivors: A daughter, 2 sons, 6 gch., 5 g-gch., 5 step-children; a brother. Predeceased by both wives.

Fremont Tribune - Wed. 6 Feb 2008
Alpha M. FREY, 99 (photo)
Born 7 Sep 1908, near Lyons, NE. Parents: Harry E. & Maude B. (Braucher) Morris. 1912: Family moved to Walthill; later moved to Macy & then to Jefferson area. 1926 grad. of Lyons HS. 6 Apr 1929: Married Harold Frey at Sioux City, IA. They farmed near Pender & Blackbird, then at other locations. 1971: Retired to Lyons, NE. Mr. Frey died 17 Mar 1998. Mrs. Frey died Tues., 5 Feb 2008 at Lyons. Visitation: Fri., Pelan Funeral Home, Lyons. Service: Sat., First Presbyterian Church. Burial: Lyons Cemetery. Survivors: A son, 6 gch., 19 g-gch., 5 gg-gch. Predeceased by her husband, a daughter, a gch.; 2 sisters & a brother. Memorials: To the church.

Columbus Telegram   - Mon. 18 Feb 2008
Lawrence Thomas OLSEN, 76

Born 12 Oct 1912 on farm near Lyons, NE. Parents: Henry T. & Clara Olsen. 1949 grad. of Lyons HS. Married Darlene. Farmer; member of several community boards. Died Fri. 15 Feb 2008 at Creighton University Hospital in Omaha, NE. Visitation: Today, Pelan Funeral Home. Service: Tues., Memorial United Methodist Church, Lyons. Burial: Lyons Cemetery. Survivors: His mother; his wife, 4 children, 9 gch., 10 g-gch.; 2 sisters.  Predeceased by his father; a brother-in-law, Michael Minton.

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 25 Feb 2008
Florence O. NELSEN, 93 (photo)
Born 14 Apr 1914, Lyons, NE. Parents: Hugh & Jessie (Shawver) Gallup. 1931 grad. of Blackbird HS. 10 Jun 1931: Married Clarence N. Nelsen at Lyons. Clarence died 20 Jan 1988. Mrs. Nelsen died Fri. 22 Feb 2008 at Omaha, NE. Service: Tues. at First Presbyterian Church, Lyons. Visitation today at Pelan Funeral Home, Lyons. Burial: Lyons Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, a daughter, 8 gch., 8 g-gch.; 3 sisters & one brother. Predeceased by her husband, a son; 2 sisters, a brother & a half-brother.

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The Oregonian, Portland, OR - Monday, March 3, 2008.
Patty Elaine GUNDLE, 81

Born Patty Elaine Indermuehle - 29 Nov 1926, Tekamah, NE.  Lived in Payette, ID; moved to Portland, OR in 1943. WWII: Worked in shipyards. 1944: Married Gerald E. Gundle, who died in 1958.  1960: Married Floyd H. Gundle who died in 2001. 1963: Lived in Hillsboro & in 2003 at Beaverton, OR. Died 26 Feb 2008. "Remembrances to the Oregon Humane Society. Arrangements by River View Cemetery Funeral Home." Survivors: 3 daughters & a son, 12 gch., 7 g-gch.; 2 sisters & a brother. Predeceased by both husbands, and son James P. (1996)

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Fremont Tribune  - Tues. 1 Apr 2008
Hazel E. GATZEMEYER, 95

Born 10 Oct 1912, Decatur, NE. Parents: Daniel & Maggie Castor. Attended HS in Walthill, NE. 5 Jul 1929: Married Lawrence Gatzemeyer. He died in 1966. Hazel was living at Bancroft, NE. She died Sat., 29 Mar 2008 at Pender. Service: Thurs., Holy Cross Catholic Church, Bancroft. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters, 5 sons, 19 gch., 24 g-gch., 3 gg-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her husband, 2 children; a brother & 3 sisters.

Fremont Tribune - Thurs. 3 Apr 2008
William F. "Bill" COOPER, 84

Born 8 May 1923, Omaha, NE. Parents: George & Martha (Keller) Cooper. WW II: US Marine Corps. Farmed near Tekamah. Lived near Kansas City & in Garden City, KS. Resident of Nickerson, NE since 1991. Died Wed. 2 Apr 2008 at Golden Living Center, Tekamah, NE. Service: Fri., Moser Memorial Chapel, Fremont, NE. Burial: Tekamah Cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters. 6 gch., 11 g-gch.; a sister & a sister-in-law. Predeceased by 2 sons, a daughter; a sister, 4 brothers. Memorials: Fremont Honor Guard of VFW Post 854 and American Legion Post 20.

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 7 Apr 2008
Roxanne R. "Buttons" CARLSON, 57

Died Sun. 6 Apr 2008 at Lyons, NE. Visitation: Wed., Pelan Fueral Home, Lyons. Service: Thurs., Evangelical Free Church, Oakland, NE. Burial: Lyons Cemetery.

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 7 Apr 2008

Mary E. HALL, 86 (photo)

Born 11 Aug 1921 at Houston. Parents: Hugh H. & Julia M. (Lipscomb) Yates. 1948 grad. of Benjamin Franklin HS, Los Angeles, CA. 5 Jul 1950: Married Robert J. Hall at Los Angeles. They lived in Swedeburg & Wahoo, then moved to Oakland, NE. Died Fri., 4 Apr 2008 at Oakland, NE. Service: Tues., First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Arrangements: Pelan Funeral Home. Survivors: A daughter, 2 sons ... and their families. Predeceased by her husband; a brother & his wife.

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 7 Apr 2008
Sigrid A. HULTMAN, 92 (photo)

Born 24 Jan 1916, Custer Co., NE. Parents: John O. & Selma R. (Anderson) Johnson. Farmily moved to Oakland when Sigrid was 3 years old. 21 Mar 1935: Married G. Harold Hultman. They lived in Oakland. Her husband died in Aug 1980. Mrs. Hultman died Fri., 4 Apr 2008 at Oakland. Visitation: Today, Pelan Funeral Home, Oakland. Service: Tues., First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Survivors: 3 sons, 2 daughters, 14 gch., 19 g-gch., 4 gg-gch. Predeceased by a sister, a g-son & a g-gdau.

Fremont Tribune - Wed. 9 Apr 2008
Ralph N. SWANSON, 84

Born 24 Dec 1923, Lyons, NE. Parents: Gilbert & Bertha (Froid) Swanson. 1942 grad. of Lyons HS. WW II: US Army. 14 Nov 1942: Married at Fremont, NE. 1945: Moved to Fremont, NE. 1959: Moved to Colorado. 1962: Returned to Fremont, NE. Later lived in Lincoln for about 8 yrs; returned again to Fremont. He died Mon. 7 Apr 2008 at Fremont. Service: Thurs., Moser Memorial Chapel, Fremont, NE. Survivors: His wife, a son, a daughter, 3 gch., 8 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by an infant son; 3 sisters & 5  brothers. 

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 14 Apr 2008
Hazel M. KILBOURN, 94

Born 17 Feb 1914, Diller, NE. Parents: Jacob & Cornelia (Willems) Lottman. 1931 grad. of Fairbury HS. 24 Aug 1933: Married Floyd Goldsberry in Washington, KS. They later moved to Fairbury & then to Tekamah. Floyd died Dec 1980. 19 Aug 1984: Married Charles Kilbourn at Tekamah. They lived in Ames, NE. Charles died in Sep 2006. Hazel moved to Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. Died there Thurs., 27 Mar 2008. Service: Sat., Pelan Funeral Home, Tekamah. Burial: Tekamah Cemetery. Survivors: 2 children, 11 gch., 24 g-gch.; 3 step-children, 9 step-gch., 8 step-ggch.; a sister.  Predeceased by a daughter, 3 brothers, 3 sisters. Memorials to Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin & Bluffs Trinity Lutheran Church in Ames.

Fremont Tribune and Norfolk Daily News (photo) - Mon. 21 Apr 2008
Edna GEISLER, 88

Born 2 Jan 1920, Hooper, NE. Parents: John & Anna Gerke) Happel. 28 Jan 1940: Married Paul Geisler at Hooper, NE. They farmed southeast of Lyons, NE. 1996: Moved to Norfolk, NE. Edna died Sat., 19 Apr 2008 at Norfolk. Visitation: Today, Howser-Fillmer Mortuary, Norfolk. Service: Tues., Christ Lutheran Church, Norfolk. Burial: Lyons Cemetery. Survivors: A daughter, a son, 5 gch., 10 g-gch., 1 gg-gch. Memorials: to the church and The Lutheran Hour.

Fremont Tribune - Tues. 22 Apr 2008
Madeleine FRESE, 91 (photo)

Born 1 May 1916, Walthill, NE. Parents: Lee & Josephine (Beaudette) Beckner. 1934 grad. of Walthill Public School. Attended business college in Omaha; later attended cosmetology school in NY City. 23 May 1936: Married Victor Sutherland; he died in 1963. 1967: Married Thomas Cronin; he died in 1973. Lived in Omaha until 1975 when married Harold Frese and they lived in Lyons, NE. Harold is deceased. Mrs. Frese died Mon. 21 Apr 2008 at Sioux City, IA. Visitation: Wed., Pelan Funeral Home, Lyons. Service: Thurs., St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial: Lyons Cemetery. Survivors: 2 nieces, a nephew; 3 step-children. Predeceased by 3 husbands; a sister, a brother. Memorials: Lyons Public Library.

 

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Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise - Thurs. 1 May 2008
Charles "Yockey" LOCKHART, 94

Born 2 Feb 1914, Decatur, NE. Parents: Dudley & Retta Lockhart. Attended Tekamah HS. WW II: US Army. Worked 37 years for Burt Co. Public Power District. Died 27 Apr 2008 at Tekamah. Survivors: His wife, 2 daughters, 2 gch.; 2 sisters. Predeceased by 2 brothers - Edgar & Sam; 4 sisters - Ann Williams, Hazel Winslade, Agnes Farris, Mae Palmer; in-laws - Winona & James Ryan.
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Fremont Tribune - Tues. 6 May 2008
Kenneth Darrell BEAVER, 85

Born 11 Feb 1923, Tekamah, NE. Parents: Charles Sr. & Helen Beaver. 1942 grad. of Elkhorn HS. WW II: 62nd Battlalion Sea Bees. Feb 1946: Married Bertha Hamilton. Died Sat., 3 May 2008 at Valley, NE. Memorial service: Fri., United Faith Community Church, Valley. Survivors: A sister; 2 sisters-in-law; a son; a daughter; 7 gch. and 6 g-gch. Predeceased by his parents; a daughter, Betty June Kavan; 2 brothers - Charles & Terry Beaver; a brother-in-law - Lester Farnam.

Fremont Tribune - Wed. 14 May 2008
Dr. Carl L. HORTON, 84 (photo)

Born 16 Sep 1923, Hornell, NY. Parents: Leonard Sheffield & Lucile (Woodward) Horton. Grad. of A. Lincoln HS in Council Bluffs, IA. Attended UNO. 31 Mar 1946: Married Darlene Reed at Hernando, Miss. 1948 grad. of Southern College of Optometry in 1948. 1950: Opened practice in Oakland, NE; had office in Fremont as well. Retired in 1995. Died Sun., 11 May 2008 at Oakland, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Pelan Funeral Home, Oakland. Service: Fri., First United Methodist Church. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Survivors: A daughter & her family. Predeceased by his wife, & a brother. Memorials: Masonic Lodge 91 of Oakland and First United Methodist Church in Oakland.

Fremont Tribune - Wed. 14 May 2008
Mary Lou ROOST, 73 (photo)

Born 25 Dec 1934, Oakland, NE. Parents: Wallace C. & Ruth E. (Frost) McBroom. 1952 grad. of Craig HS. 1962 BA from Wayne State College. 1970 Masters from Morningside College. Teacher. 19 Jan 1962: Married Charles Roost at South Sioux City. Died Sat. 10 May 2008 at South Sioux City. Service: Today, St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements: Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City. Survivors: Her husband; a sister; in-laws. Memorials: St. Paul United Methodist Church or Hospice of Siouxland.

Fremont Tribune - Thurs. 15 May 2008
Mary L. BIGELOW, 92

Born 10 Dec 1915, near Lyons, NE. Parents: William & Lorraine Bigelow. 1932 grad. of Lyons HS. Attended Wayne State & UNO. Teacher. Moved to Fremont, NE. Died Wed., 14 May 2008 at Fremont. Visitation: Fri., Ludvigsen Mortuary, Fremont. Service: Sat., Presbyterian Church. Burial: Lyons Cemetery. Survivors: A nephew; grand nieces & grand nephews. Predeceased by her parents; brother Forrest.

Fremont Tribune - Tues. 20 May 2008
Layne C. BAKER, 54

Born 12 Aug 1953, North Platte, NE. Parents: Keith & Marilyn Baker. 1971 grad. of Oakland HS. Married twice. Farmer. Died Mon., 19 May 2008 at Lincoln, NE. Visitation: Today, Pelan Funeral Home, Oakland, NE. Service: Wed., First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Survivors: His second wife; 3 sons; his mother, a brother, a sister; 3 step-children. Predeceased by his father; and a son.

Fremont Tribune - Thurs. 29 May 2008; Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise - Fri. 30 May 2008

Marion L. LOFTIS, 90

Born 30 Jul 1917 near Herman, NE. Parents: Bert Nels & Effie Grace (Gilliam) Loftis. 1934 grad. of Herman HS. 9 Oct 1941: Married at Blair, NE. Farmed with his father & worked for ASCS office. 1983: Retired to Tekamah, NE. Died Wed., 28 May 2008 at Tekamah. Visitation: Fri., Pelan Funeral Home, Tekamah. Service: Sat., Alder Grove United Methodist Church near Craig, NE. Burial: Tekamah Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 2 daughter, 5 gch., 6 g-gch. Predeceased by a sister & a granddaughter.

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Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise - Fri. 6 Jun 2008

James W. ANDERSON, 74

Born 1 Dec 1933, Tekamah, NE. Parents: Waitman & Merle (Crannell) Anderson. 1951 grad. of Tekamah HS.17 Sep 1960: Married at Tekamah. Farmed south of town. Died Sun., 1 Jun 2008 at hospital in Blair, NE. Memorial service held 4 Jun at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tekamah. Burial: Tekamah Cemetery. Arrangements: Pelan Funeral Home. Survivors: His wife, 3 sons, 9 gch., 2 g-gch; a brother. Memorials: Emmanuel Lutheran Church or Tekamah Rescue Squad. His parents are deceased.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 9 Jun 2008
Louise HAYES,  85

Born 31 Aug 1922, Tekamah, NE. Parents: James & Eliza (Salisbury) Barger. Grad. of Tekamah HS. 1943: Married Duane Hayes. They lived in Marquette, NE; moved later to Grand Island, NE. Bookkeeper, nursing assistant. She died Thurs., 5 Jun 2008 at Grand Island, NE. Service: Tues., All Faiths Funeral Home. Ashes will be buried at Richland Cemetery, Marquette, NE. Survivors: a daughter & son-in-law, 4 gch., 9 g-gch; a sister. Predeceased by her husband; daughter Joyce Werner & an infant son; 6 brothers, 4 sisters.

Fremont Tribune - Tues. 10 June 2008
Lloyd E. HOMES, 77 (photo)
Born 17 Sep 1930, Oakland, NE. Parents: George & Amy (Swanson) Homes. 1948 grad. of Oakland HS. 17 Oct 1950: Married at West Point. They lived in Oakland. Worked for Holmquist Lumber. He died Sun., 8 Jun 2008 at Lyons, NE. Visitation: Today, Pelan Funeral Home. Service: Wed., First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, a son, 3 gch, 4 g-gch.; 3 brothers. Predeceased by a sister, a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law.

Fremont Tribune - Wed. 25 June 2008
Merle H. GUSTAFSON, 83
Born 24 Apr 1925, Oakland, NE. Parents: Harry C. & Leora (Olson) Gustafson. 1943 grad. of West Point HS. 27 Sep 1947: Married at West Side Methodist Church. Farmed in Wisner & Fremont areas. Dairy farmed near Oakland, NE. 1991: Moved to West Point, NE. Died there Mon., 23 Jun 2008. Service: Thurs., Trinity Church, West Point. Burial: Westside Cemetery near Oakland, NE. Arrangmenets: Stokely Funeral Home. Survivors: His wife, 2 sons, a daughter, 6 gch., 11 g-gch.; a sister.  Predeceased by a gch.

Fremont Tribune - Fri. 27 June 2008
Doris Mae GEORGESON, 79

Born 22 Aug 1928, Burt Co., NE. Parents: Roy & Mamie (Johnson) Wedgewood. 1947 grad. of Tekamah HS. Attended Wayne State. Teacher. 8 Sep 1950: Married Merwin H. Georgeson at Papillion, NE. Lived at Lyons & Tekamah. Died Mon., 3 Jun 2008 at Tulsa. Service: today, First Baptist Church, Tekamah. Burial: Tekamah Cemetery. Survivors: 3 sons, 2 daughters, 10 gch., 1 g-gch.; 3 brothers, 2 sisters. Predeceased by her husband, her parents; a sister & brother-in-law - Ardeth & Larry Hennig. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 28 Jun 2008
Eldon John DRUMMOND, 92

Born 19 Oct 1915, Lyons, NE. Parents: Earl J. & Jennie (Ruhr) Drummond. 15 Jun 1938: Married Eva "Bernice" Case at Lyons, NE. They farmed near that place until 1951, moved to Central City, NE.  He worked for auto dealers, built houses, and ran a creamery. Later was hospital maintenance man. Mr. Drummond died Thurs., 26 Jun 2008 at Central City, NE.  Service: Mon., Solt Funeral Home, Central City. Burial: Central City Cemetery. Survivors: 3 sons, 6 gch., 14 g-gch., 7 gg-gch; 2 sisters & a brother. Predeceased by his wife; his parents; 2 brothers, Donnie & Harold; a sister, Ethel.

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Sidney Sun Telegraph - Tues. 8 Jul 2008
Dale L. ERLEWINE, 73
Born 20 Oct 1934, Tekamah, NE. Parents: Ida & George Erlewine. Father died when Dale was 5 yrs. old; he moved with his mother & siblings to Potter, NE. 1954: Married; they lived in Sidney, NE. 1965: Moved to Yakima, WA. Mechanic, business owner. He died Sat. 5 Jul 2008 at Yakima, WA. Graveside service: Thurs., at West Hills Memorial Park. Survivors: His wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 8 gch., 4 g-gch; 2 sisters. Predeceased by his parents, his in-laws, Frank and Vera Klentz; a brother Donald, 2 nephews.

Fremont Tribune - Sat. 19 Jul 2008
Kenneth Herbert BRINK, 85

Born 11 Oct 1922, on farm near Lyons, NE. Parents: Herbert & Bessie (Bacon) Brink. 1940 grad. of Blackbird HS. 16 Dec 1944: Married Thelma. They moved to Decatur in 1947, returned to Lyons in 1952. Mr. Brink died Thurs., 17 Jul 2008 at Lyons. Service: Today, First Presbyterian Church, Lyons. Private burial at Lyons Cemetery. Arrangements: Pelan Funeral Services, Lyons. Survivors: His wife, 3 children, 7 gch., 4 g-gch.; 2 sisters. Predeceased by 2 brothers.

Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise - Thurs. 24 Jul 2008
Shirley J. CROM, 81
Born 10 Oct 1926, Hooper, NE. Parents: Leslie & Ella (Christiansen) Lauersen. Raised in Burt County, NE. Teacher in Washington & Burt Counties. 21 Mar 1947: Married Derald M. Crom at Oakland, NE. Mr. Crom died in March 2003. Mrs. Crom died Tues., 22 Jul 2008 at medical center in Omaha, NE. Service: Sat., Herman Commuity church. Burial: Tekamah Cemetery. Survivors: A daughter, 2 gch., 4 g-gch; 3 sisters. Predeceased by her husband & 3 daughters - Geraldine, Sandra & Carol. Memorials to Herman Community Church.

Fremont Tribune - Tues. 29 Jul 2008
Joan Nadine Marie SAF, 84

Born 26 Jul 1924, Cuming Co., NE. Parents: Joe & Nannie (Afwelin) Bortzel. Attended Oakland HS. 14 Dec 1943: Married William Saf at Hiawatha, KS. They farmed in Burt, Washington & Cuming Counties, NE. 1984: Retired to Lyons, NE. Mr. Saf died in Jun 2007. Mrs. Saf died Sun., 27 Jun 2008 at West Point, NE. Visitation: Today, Pelan Funeral Home, Oakland. Service: Wed., Trinity United Methodist Church/United Church of Christ, West Point, NE. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Survivors:A son, a daughter, 5 gch., 10 g-gch.; a sister. Memorials to St. Joseph’s Retirement Community Foundation.



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Fremont Tribune - Fri. 1 Aug 2008
Thelma E. ANDERSON, 93

Born 18 Feb 1915, Bloomfield, NE. Parents: Leo & Meta (Bloedorn) Fehrer. 16 Jan 1937: Married Ivan Anderson. They farmed northwest of Oakland, NE. Later moved to Anderson farm south of West Side United Methodist Church. Ivan died in 1962. Thelma was a cook. She died Tues. 29 Jul 2008 at Oakland, NE. Visitation: Today, Pelan Funeral Home. Service: Sat., First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland. Burial: West Side Cemetery, near Oakland, NE. Survivors: 2 daughters, a son, 10 gch., 25 g-gch., 4 gg-gch. Also living are 2 brothers & 2 sisters. Predeceased by her husband, 2 sisters, 2 sons-in-law, a grandson.

Fremont Tribune - Tues. 5 Aug 2008
John Lester HANSEN, 88

Born 1 May 1920, near Tekamah, NE. Parents: Mads G. & Mary M. (Steinkruger) Hansen. 1939 grad. of Tekamah HS. 22 Nov 1941: Married Gladys Olson. 1942-45: US Army, 54th Air Service Squadron. Farmer. He died Sat. 2 Aug 2008 at home. Service: Wed. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tekamah. Burial: Tekamah Cemetery. Survivors: 3 children, 4 gch.; 2 brothers, 2 sisters. Predeceased by his wife & his parents; son, John; brother, Lake.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 6 Aug 2008
Kenneth A. WILLNERD, 85
Born 31 May 1923, Oakland, NE. Parents: Art & Maggie (Mainquist) Willnerd. Grad. of Oakland HS. 22 Sep 1948: Married Patricia Ryan in Greeley Co., NE. They farmed near Decatur; & then west of Oakland. 1972: Bought farm near Wolbach, NE. 1992: Retired to Chadron, NE. Pat died in 1996. Kenneth died 29 Jul 2008 at Dallas, "from complications from heart surgery." Services were held 2 Aug 2008 at Chadron, NE. Survivors: 5 sons, 7 daughters, 40 gch., 13 g-gch. Predeceased by his wife, his parents & a brother.

Fremont Tribune - Wed. 13 Aug 2008
Helen A. G. PETERS, 108
Born 14 Aug 1899 near Oakland, NE. Parents: Henry & Anna (Munderloh) Surh. About 1903: Family moved to Uehling, NE. 1914 grad. of Uehling HS. 12 Mar 1924: Married Harry J. Peters at Uehling. They farmed west of Scribner. Lutheran. 1954: Moved into town. She died Mon., 11 Aug 2008 at Scribner, NE. Service: Thurs., Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel. Burial: Scribner Cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters, a daughter-in-law, 4 gch., 10 g-gch., 4 gg-gch. Predeceased by her husband; son Verne; 2 granddaughters & a son-in-law.

Norfolk Daily News - Wed. 20 Aug 2008
Leonard MACH Sr., 85 (photo)

Born 28 Aug 1922, Verdigre, NE. Parents: Joseph & Mary (Jaros) Mach. Grad. of Omaha South HS, Omaha, NE. 1945-46: US Army. Farmed at Center, NE. 17 Dec 1948: Married at Center, NE. They moved to Creighton, NE. Following retirement they moved to Wasilla, Alaska. Moved to Tekamah, NE. Died Sun. 17 Aug 2008 at Golden Lliving Center, Tekamah. Service: Fri., Brockhaus Funeral Home, Creighton, NE. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 3 children, 12 gch., 6 g-gch.; 5 siblings. Predeceased by his parents; a sister, Albina Vickney.

Columbus Telegram & Fremont Tribune (abbrev) - Sun. 24 Aug 2008
Tom Gerald SEBADE, 72 (photo)

Born 23 May 1936, Thurston Co., NE. Parents: Henry & Anna (Frey) Sebade. 1954 grad. of Emerson HS. Attended Barber College in Sioux City, IA. 28 Oct 1956: Married Marlice at Emerson, NE. 1958-60: US Army. Barbered in Oakland, NE for 47 years. Died Thurs., 21 Aug 2008 at Fremont, NE. Service: Mon., First Lutheran Church, Fremont. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Survivors: His wife; a daughter, 2 sons, 5 gch.; a brother & 2 sisters. Predeceased by his parents; a sister, Geraldine Ziesler; a brother, Eugene Sebade; 3 brothers-in-law - Darold Thomsen, Daryl Ziesler & Earl Johnson.

Fremont Tribune (photo) - Tues. 26 Aug 2008
Genevieve G. "Jane" ANDREASEN, 93
Born 29 Aug 1914 on farm near Ewing, NE. Parents: Dan & Hester (Bryant) Honeywell. 1932 grad. of Elgin HS. Attended Boyles Business College. 20 Apr 1941: Married Chester Andreasen at Lyons, NE. In 1946 they moved to Oakland, NE. She died Mon. 25 Aug 2008 at Fremont, NE. Visitation: Today, Pelan Funeral Home, Oakland. Service: Wed., First United Methodist Church. Oakland. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Survivors: A daughter, a son, 5 gch., 7 g-gch., 3 gg-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her husband; 4 brothers & 5 sisters (2 as infants). Memorials: First United Methodist Church; the Friends of Oakland Community Foundation.

Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise - Fri. 29 Aug 2008
Georgia G. MATZEN, 91

Born 30 Oct 1916, Blair, NE. Parents: George & Jennie (Jacobs) Antill. 31 Dec 1932: Married Otto Matzen at Tekamah, NE. Mrs. Matzen died 27 Aug 2008 at Scottsdale, AZ. Visitation: Thurs., Campbell-Aman Funeral Home, Blair. Service: Fri., First United Methodist Church, Blair. Burial: Blair Cemetery. Survivors: a daughter, a son, 5 gch., 7 g-gch. Predeceased by her husband; 2 sons, Ronald & Roger; 3 sisters - Helen Munk, Arlene Schock & Mildred Gasser.


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Fremont Tribune - Thurs. 4 Sep 2008
Frank E. BETTENHAUSEN, 79
Born 25 Apr 1929, Lyons, NE. Parents: Edward & Catherine (Surmann) Bettenhausen. 1948: Grad. of Lyons HS. 1951-52: US Marine Corps. 1955: Married; they moved to Fremont, NE; and later to Hebron, NE (2001). Died Sun., 31 Aug at Hebron, NE. Service: Today, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hebron. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Fremont, NE. Survivors: His wife, 2 sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law.

Fremont Tribune - Wed. 10 Sep 2008
Russell S. JOHNSON, 97 (photo)
Born 1 Jul 1911, Oakland, NE. Parents: Gust P. & Cora (Palmquist) Johnson. 11 Feb 1936: Married Emma Hilbers near Hooper, NE. They farmed near Oakland, moved into town in 1964. Moved to Texas but returned to Oakland in 1993. Mr. Johnson died Mon., 8 Sep 2008 at Oakland. Service: Sat., First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland. Private burial at Oakland Cemetery. Survivors: 5 sons, 3 daughters, 26 gch., 45 g-gch, 3 gg-gch. Predeceased by his wife; 2 sisters, a brother, a son-in-law. Memorials to Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland.

Fremont Tribune - Thurs. 11 Sep 2008
Harold G. LUND, 82 (photo)
Born 7 Feb 1926, Oakland, NE. Parents: George & Mary Jane (Evans) Lund. Grad. of Oakland HS. 1944-46: US Navy. Moved to Fremont, NE. 1965: Married at Fremont, NE. Employed by Campbell Soup Co. Died Sat. 6 Sep 2008 at Fremont. Visitation: Today, Moser Memorial Chapel. Service: Tues., St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Fremont, NE. Survivors: His wife, 2 sons, 4 gch., 4 g-gch; a niece, a nephew. Predeceased by his parents & a sister Fern Eggers. Memorials to the church.

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 29 Sep 2008
Duane "Cy" CHAMBERLAIN, 79

Born 17 May 1929, Tekamah, NE. Parents: George & Elsie (Loseke) Chamberlain. 1951: Married at Arkansas City, KS. Farmer, bar owner. Died Sat. 27 Sep 2008 at Omaha, NE. Service: Today, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tekamah. Burial at city cemetery. Arrangements: Pelan Funeral Home. Survivors: His wife, 2 sons, a daughter, 7 gch., 4 g-gch.; a brother and a sister. Memorials: Tekamah Fire & Rescue and Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Note: See Leigh Centennial, 100 Years p131 (LL Loseke)

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Fremont Tribune - Sat. 4 Oct 2008
Ernest Laverne "Mac" McMURTRY, 77 (photo)

Born 26 Oct 1930, Craig, NE. Parents: Ernest Leroy & Clara Alice (Miller) McMurtry. 1948 grad. of Craig HS. 1949: USAF (20 years). Married in 1954, divorced in 1971. Married second time. 1975 grad. of Wayne State College. Teacher; truck driver. Resident of Oakland, NE. He died Wed., 1 Oct 2008 at medical center in Omaha, NE. Memorial service: Mon., Evangelical Free Church, Oakland. Burial at Craig Cemetery. Arrangements: Pelan Funeral Services of Oakland, NE. Survivors: His second wife; 7 daughters, 4 sons; a step-daughter; 13 gch., 4 g-gch.; 2 sisters, 3 brothers. Predeceased by his parents & his step-mother; 2 brothers, a son. Memorials: Compassion International, Evangelical Free Church of American Touch Global and the Evangelical Free Church in Oakland.

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 6 Oct 2008
Linda S. CHRISTENSEN, 59 (photo)
Born 19 Oct 1948, Oakland, NE. Parents: Roy E. & Ardath (Uecker) Wagner. 1966 grad. of Pierce HS. Worked in Omaha, then Norfolk, NE. 1970: Married Douglas Christensen. They lived in Norfolk, then Pierce, NE. Secretary; bookkeeper. She died Thurs., 2 Oct 2008 at hospital in Omaha, NE. Service: Tues., Zion Lutheran Church, Pierce. Burial: Prospect View Cemetery, Pierce. Arrangements: Stonacek Memorial Chapel. Survivors: Her husband, a son, a daughter, a gch; a sister, 2 brothers.

Blair Pilot Tribune - Mon. 13 Oct 2008; Fremont Tribune - Tues. 14 Oct 2008
John L. UHING, 79
Born 10 Feb 1929 near West Point, NE. Parents: Carl &  Catherine (Wortman) Uhing. Farmer. Died Sat. 11 Oct at Tekamah, NE. Visitation: Today, Pelan Funeral Home. Service: Wed., St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Tekamah. Burial: St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, West Point, NE.  Survivors: 2 brothers & 2 sisters. Predeceased by 4 brothers & 2 sisters.

Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise   - Thurs. 16 Oct 2008
Truman Hugh MARSH, 69
Born 22 Oct 1938, Tekamah, NE. Parents: Thomas & Pearl (Webster) Marsh. 1957-59, 1961-62: US Army. Deckhand, tugboat operator. Died Sun., 12 Oct 2008, Blair, NE. Private service at later date. Arrangements: Pelan Funeral Home. Survivors: A son, a gch.; his former wife. Predeceased by his parents, grandparents, sister Marie Janssen. Memorials: Tekamah Fire and Rescue.

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 20 Oct 2008
Lester Emanuel JOHNSON, 87 (photo)

Born 13 Mar 1921, Oakland, NE. Parents: Victor & Bessie (Carlson) Johnson. WW II: US Army. Married; had 2 sons, divorced in 1953. 1962: Married the second time, in Madison, NE. Owner/operator of Oakland Transfer. He died Fri. 17 Oct 2008 at Oakland. Visitation: Tues., Pelan Funeral Home. Service: Wed., First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Survivors: Second wife; 2 sons, 2 daughters, 8 gch., 13 g-gch.; 3 sisters-in-law. Predeceased by his parents; brother, Victor Johnson Jr.; & a grandson. Memorials: Tree of Love at Oakland Mercy Hospital and Oakland Rescue Squad.

Fremont Tribune and Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise- Mon. 20 Oct 2008
Gladys L. RENNERFELDT, 103 (photo)
Born 12 Apr 1905 near Oakland, NE. Parents: Victor & Lizzie (Johanssen) Johnson. 1925: Married Ellroy Rennerfeldt. They farmed near Oakland & Craig, NE. Moved into Oakland. Ellroy died in 1972. Gladys died Thurs., 16 Oct 2008 at Oakland Heights Assisted Living. Service: Tues., First United Methodist Church. Burial: Westside Cemetery near Oakland. Survivors: 3 daughters, a son, 19 gch., 26 g-gch., 10 gg-gch. Also living - a sister & a sister-in-law. Predeceased by her husband; a daughter, ... 12 siblings. Memorials: Oakland Heights Nursing Home.

Fremont Tribune - Thurs. 30 Oct 2008
Carroll E. PEARSON, 78 (photo)
Born 4 Aug 1930, south of Craig, NE. Parents: Edwin & Ruth (Monson) Pearson. 1947 grad. of Craig HS. 1951-55: USAF. 1957: Married at Oakland, NE. Farmer. Active in Oakland community. Died Tues. 28 Oct 2008 at Oakland, NE. Service: Fri., First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial at later date: Craig Cemetery. Survivors: 3 sons, a daughter, 8 gch., 8 g-gch, 1 gg-gch.; a sister & a brother.

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Fremont Tribune & Norfolk Daily News - Fri. 14 Nov 2008
Violet C. JOHNSON, 92

Born 23 Feb 1916 near Belgrade, NE. Parents: William & Jennie (Steinhilber) Casper. Grad. of Belgrade HS. Attended Wayne State Teachers College." She taught at Tekamah, Central City and Norfolk schools." 5 Sep 1953: Married Clifford Johnson at Norfolk, NE. They farmed near Oakland, NE. Clifford died in 1991.Violet later moved into Oakland. She died Wed. 12 Nov 2008 at Lyons, NE. Visitation: Today, Pelan Funeral Home, Oakland. Service: Sat. at Salem Covenant Church, rural Oakland. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: A brother-inlaw and a sister-in-law. Predeceased by 2 brothers - Glenn (died young), & Louis Casper; a sister - Gladys Lundeen. Memorials: Salem Covenant Church and Oakland Mercy Hospital.

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 24 Nov 2008
Robert B. DANIELSON, 84
Born 23 Oct 1924, Oakland, NE. Parents: Charles O. & Anna (Jensen) Danielson. 1943 grad. of Oakland schools. WW II: US Army (tail gunner, 351st Bomb Group, 511 Squadron). 1954: Married near Oakland. Carpenter. Died Fri. 21 Nov 2008 at Oakland, NE. Visitation: Today, Pelan Funeral Services. Service: Tues. First United Methodist Church, Oakland. Burial at Westside Cemetery near Oakland - at later date. Survivors: His wife, a daughter, 2 gch., 4 g-gch; 3 sisters and 2 sisters-in-law. Predeceased by 5 sisters & 2 brothers. Memorials: Oakland First United Methodist Church, Oakland Public Library and Oakland Lions Club.

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Norfolk Daily News - Mon. 1 Dec 2008
Forrest Laverne "Stub" COUCHMAN, 92

Born 17 Jul 1916, Lyons, NE. Parents: David F. & Hattie B. (Drummond) Couchman. Family moved to Plainview (Pierce County) in 1924. Grad. of Plainview HS. 21 May 1938: Married Lorene Grace Newman at Gering, NE. WW II: US Army. Business owner, postal employee. Died Fri. 28 Nov 2008 at Plainview, NE. Visitation: Mon., Ashburn Funeral Home. Service: Tues., First Congregational Church. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery. Survivors: His daughter, 2 gch., 3 g-gch; 2 sisters-in-law. Predeceased by his wife, his parents; 2 sisters - Katheryn (Spud) Gustafson & Alta Johnson; 5 brothers - Harold (Red), Dave, Ted, Donald & Robert; brother-in-law, Virgil Newman.

Fremont Tribune - Tues. 9 Dec 2008
Marjorie R. HOLMES, 93

Born 8 Nov 1915, Oakland, NE. Parents: William & Alvina (Westphal) Miller. 1933 grad. of Oakland HS (valedictorian). 15 Feb 1936: Married Leroy "Lefty" Homes. They farmed until 1986; moved into Oakland, NE. She died Thurs. 4 Dec 2008. Visitation was Sun., Pelan Funeral Home in Oakland. Service was Mon., First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland, NE. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, 1 gch., 2 g-gch. Memorials to the church or the Oakland Fire & Rescue.

Fremont Tribune - Fri. 19 Dec 2008
Robert Lewis "Bob" PETERS, 88 (photo)
Born 8 May 1920, Clearfield, PA. Parents: Charles F. & Pearl (McQuillen) Peters. Attended Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. 27 Jul 1942: Married at Oakland, NE. WW II: US Army. Employed thereafter by Holmquist Grain & Lumber Co. Served on several community boards, etc. He died Thurs., 18 Dec 2008 at Oakland, NE. Services at later date. Survived by 2 sons, 2 daughters, 7 gch.; a sister. Predeceased by his wife (February 2008); his parents; 2 sisters - Amy “Dolly” Peters & Dorothea “Dill” Cochrane; a brother, Charles “Budd” Peters. Memorials: "... First United Methodist Church, Oakland, and Prairie Hills Girl Scout Council of Nebraska, in care of Pelan Funeral Services, P.O. Box 51, Oakland, NE 68045."

Blair Pilot Tribune & Enterprise, & Fremont Tribune - Mon. 22 Dec 2008
Robert J. BRODERSEN, 87

Born 27 May 1921 on farm west of Herman, NE. Parents: James & Sadie (Cameron) Brodersen. 1938 grad. of Herman HS. Oct 1939: US Army Air Corps. Ran an appliance store in Herman. 23 May 1948: Married Pearl Lang. They later moved to a farm northwest of Tekamah, NE; then farmed 2 other places in that area. Pearl died in 1993. Robert died Sun. 21 Dec 2008 at Oakland, NE. Service: Tues., Herman Legion Hall. Arrangements: Pelan Funeral Services, Tekamah, NE. Survivors: 3 children, 11 gch., 17 g-gch. Predeceased by 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 granddaughter. Memorials to the Herman or Tekamah American Legion and VFW Posts.

Note: His parents - Washington Co., NE Marriage Record Bk 7 p232 #4088; Nebraskana p210

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 22 Dec 2008
Donna L. KELLY RAWSON, 74 (photo)
Born 12 Aug 1934 on farm north of Decatur, NE. Parents: Walter & Mildrefd (Ferguson) Dunlap. Grew up in Thurston County, NE. 1952 grad. of Decatur HS. 23 May 1952: Married George Kelly. 3 Feb 1969: Married Lyle Rawson. She died Fri. 19 Dec 2008 at Sioux City, IA. Service: Sat., Pelan Funeral Home, Tekamah. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Walthill, NE. Survivors: 2 sons, 2 daughters, 10 gch., 3 g-gch.; 3 brothers, 1 sister.  Predeceased by a sister.

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 22 Dec 2008
Hazel M. RIECKEN, 90
Resident of Bancroft. Died Fri. 19 Dec 2008 at Pender Care Center. Visitation: Today, Munderloh Funeral Home, Bancroft, NE . Service: Tues., Bethany Lutheran Church, Lyons, NE. Burial: Lyons Cemetery. Survivors: A daughter, a son, 5 gch., 13 g-gch.; 3 sisters-in-law. Predeceased by her husband Homer; & a brother. 

Fremont Tribune - Mon. 22 Dec 2008
Dorothy "Dollie" TAYLOR, 90

Born 11 Jan 1918 at Waterbury, Dakota Co., NE. Parents: Everett  & Rachel (Bonham) Harmer. 14 Dec 1935: Married Harve Raymond Taylor at Pender, NE. They lived at Decatur until 1952; moved to Lyons, NE. She died Sat. 20 Dec 2008 at Lyons. Visitation Tues., Pelan Funeral Home in Lyons. Service: Wed., Memorial United Methodist Church , Lyons. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur. Survivors: Her husband, 3 daughters, 1 daughter-in-law, 17 gch., 47 g-gch., 9 gg-gch.; 3 sisters, 1 brother. Predeceased by her parents; daughter, Nora Mae Dahlgren; son, Lonnie Joe; sons-in-law, Dale Olson Sr. & Darrell Dahlgren; a brother, Charles Harmer. Also deceased, 2 gch., 1 g-gch.



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