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MRS. LENA ABERSOLD DIES (1892-1975)
Services for Mrs. Ernest (Lena) Abersold, 83, who died Friday, Dec. 19, at St. Mary's Hospital will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Gude Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Ward Merritt and the Rev. Virgil Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Mrs. Abersold was born in Peking, Ill. on November 25, 1892, the daughter of Tidde Richard Boom. She was married twice, the first marriage was to H. C. Jarvis in Auburn in 1911 and the second was to Ernest Abersold in Kansas City, Mo. in 1945. Both men preceded her in death. On sister, Mrs. Sena Erhart and two brothers, John and Albert Boom also preceded her in death. A member of the Methodist Church, Mrs. Abersold came to Nebraska City in 1965 after living in Nemaha, Lincoln and Auburn. She is survived by three sons; Dee V. Jarvis of Peru, Jim J. Jarvis of Nemaha and Ernest Abersold of Sacramento, Calif., one daughter, Mrs. Martin R. (Audrey) Story, Omaha; three brothers, Richard Boom of Thousand Oaks, Calif, Walter Boom of Spokane, Wash., and Herman Boom, Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Lucia Kerker of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Mrs. Sel (Anna) McCown of Omaha; seven grandchildren and ll great-grandchildren.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Sunday December 21, 1975.

FLOYD ADAMS (1923-2001)
Floyd June Adams, 77, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at his home in Nebraska City. He was born June 22, 1923, at Peru, the son of Christian and Maude (Hutchinson) Adams. He was united in marriage on Feb. 16, 1946, at Seneca, Kan., to Hazel Edna Bascom. Floyd was employed as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II with service in the South Pacific. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Nebraska City, the American Legion Post No. 8 and the Eagles Club, all of Nebraska City. He is survived by his wife, Edna, of Nebraska City; six children; Julie Adams of Lincoln, Jay Adams of Eagan, Ariz., Chris Adams of Hindsville, Ark., Steve Adams and his wife Brenda of Nebraska City, Bill Adams and his wife Christine of Temecula, Calif., and Pat Adams of Syracuse; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are six brothers and sisters, Helen Kretzer of Belen, N.M., Twyla Gillespie of Warden, Wash., Jesse Adams of Sun Lake, Ariz., Lillian Bauche of Nebraska City, Phyllis Adams of Ogallala and Bill Adams of Salina, Kan.; nieces and nephews; and other family and friends. Funeral services were to be 2 p.m. today at the Gude Mortuary chapel in Nebraska City with the Rev. Richard Markland officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Adams, Chris Adams, David Adams, Jay Adams, Pat Adams, and Ken Mohroff. He was buried in Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City with complete military services conducted by the American Legion Post No. 8 of Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Monday February 19, 2001.

SHIRLEY A. ADAMS (1930-2000)
Shirley A. Adams, 70, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., formerly of Nebraska City, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at the Chandler Regional Hospital in Chandler, Ariz. She was born May 21, 1930, in Prescott City to Paul and Ella (Hermann) Giittinger. In 1947, she graduated from the Nebraska City High School. On Jan. 1, 1950, she married Jesse Adams in Nebraska City. To their union, a daughter, Kim, was born. Shirley loved playing golf, entertaining family and friends, traveling and sewing. She also enjoyed crafts and water aerobics. She was involved in the Women's Golf Association, Golden Goalies and the Birthday Club. She and her family moved to Sun Lakes, Ariz., in 1955. She worked as a secretary for Northwest Airlines until her retirement in 1984. Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister-in-law, Wava Giittinger. Survivors include her husband, Jesse Adams, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; a daughter, Kim and her husband Rick Whalen, of Petaluma, Calif.:two grandchildren; brothers, Kenny Giittinger and Marvin Giittinger and his wife Murella, of Nebraska City, and Melvin and Evelyn Giittinger of Otoe; and orther relatives and friends. A memorial service occurred at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Peterson Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City with the Rev. David Nystrom officiating Burial was at Wyuka Cemetery following the service.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Friday December 1, 2000.

Janice (Jan) M. Agnew (Aug. 25, 1939 – Dec. 5, 2004)
Janice (Jan) Marie Agnew, 65, Millard, formerly Nebraska City, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at Methodist Hospital, Omaha. She was born Aug. 25, 1939, at Nebraska City, daughter of Clyde “Sam” and Mary Lena (Block) Rakes. She married Ron Agnew Feb. 13, 1960, at Bennington.
Services will be Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at Gude Mortuary Chapel, Nebraska City. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Dec, 2004.

OLGA ALBER Jan. 19, 1898 - Jan. 13, 2003
Olga Alber. 105, of Des Moines, Wash., formerly of Nebraska City, died Jan. 13, 2003 at the Wesley Terrace Retirement Home. She was born Jan. 19, 1898 to Christian and Lena Alber in Trenton, Mo. She graduated from Nebraska City High School, attended Peru State Teachers College, and received her bachelor of arts from the University of Chicago and masters from Columbia University in New York City. She attended summer sessions at the University of Vienna, Austria, the University of Oslo in Norway and the German Academy of political Science near Munich, Germany. She taught for eight years in Nebraska and 36 years at the Rosedale High School in Kansas City, Kan. She also taught three summer sessions at Peru State Teachers College. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City, the Chapter FV P.E.O. Sisterhood in Nebraska City, the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Honorary Organization in Kansas City, Kan., and AARP. She loved to travel, touring Europe, the Orient, South America, Mexico, Cuba, Canada. and Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Dorothea Gamlin, Emma Minard, and Ellen Alber: and brothers Carl Alber, and Albert Alber.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Jan, 2003.

EDITH LORENE (POLSTON) ALLGOOD (June 8, 1905 – May 21, 1986)
Edith Lorene Polston, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Wells Polston, was born at Peru on June 8, 1905, one of eight children. Edith received her education at district No. 3 rural school near Peru and T. J. Majors high school. She joined the Christian church in Paul at the age of 12 and was also a member of the Rural Life Club.
April 9, 1921, she was united in marriage to Arthur F. Allgood. They lived their entire married life in Nemaha county. Mr. Allgood passed away on Dec. 6, 1963. In 1971, Mrs. Allgood moved to North Highlands, Calif. to be with her daughter and family. She passed away May 21, 1986, having reached the age of 80 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are her son, Johnnie Andrew Allgood of Auburn; daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Wheeldon of North Highlands, Calif; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; other relatives, and many friends.
Funeral services were held May 24 at Casey-Witzenburg chapel, conducted by Gregg Berger. Grandsons serving as pallbearers included Phillip Allgood, Jim Wheeldon, Troy Henning, Jeff Allgood, Rip Reeves and Travis Allgood.  Mrs. Ellis Adams and Mrs. LaVerne Wheeldon assisted with flowers. Burial was in Mt. Vernon cemetery at Peru.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., May 1986.

FERN (ROGGE) ALLGOOD (1923 - June 25, 2002)
Fern Allgood, 79, of Auburn, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at the Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn. She is survived by children: Marlene Ballance of Russellville, Ky., Marcia Reeves of Peru, Richard Allgood of Auburn, Jerry Allgood of Peru, and Philip Allgood of Peru; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters Bernice Meyers of Auburn and Opal Bohl of Auburn; and one half-sister Lois Hinzman of Norfolk.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Auburn with burial at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Peru. Visitation is Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Casey-Witzenburg-Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., June 27, 2002

Leon E. Arthur II (June 10, 1966-Jan. 23, 2005)
Leon E. "Chuck" Arthur II, age 38, Nebraska City, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, Nebraska City. He was born June 10, 1966, at Nebraska City, son of Leon E. and Cheryl (Harshberger) Arthur.
He attended school in Nebraska City. He later worked at Region V in Nebraska City.
Surviving are his father, Leon E. and Cindy, brother and sister, Jay and Micki, all of Talmage; paternal grandmother, Nina Arthur, Nebraska City; maternal grandmother, Betty Lynn, Nebraska City; aunts, uncles, and other family and friends.
He was preceded by his mother, Cheryl Arthur.
Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Family will great friends Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 7-8 p.m. at Gude Mortuary. The casket will be closed Jan. 26. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr.  Jan. 2005.

Richard John "Rick" J. Anderson (Feb. 11, 1986 - Feb. 12, 2005)
Richard "Rick" John Anderson, 19, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005. He was born February 11, 1986, at Omaha. He graduated from Richardson Berkner High School and was attending Richland College in Texas. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Richardson, Texas. He enjoyed music, skiing, baseball, science and good conversation. Surviving are his parents, R. Scott and Lori Anderson; sister, Kristen Nicole Anderson, all of Richardson, Texas; grandparents, Richard A. and Gladys Anderson, Hordville; Norbert and Joella Lechner, Nebraska City; great-grandmother, Dorothy Ethington, Nebraska City; aunts and uncles, including Amy and Jeff Malmberg, Nebraska City and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Jerry Lechner, Nebraska City. Services were Friday, Feb. 18, at First United Methodist Church, Richardson, Texas. Restland Funeral Home in Taxes (Texas) handled arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Date: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2005.

Warren Andrews (????-1910)
Nebraska City, Neb., Feb. 9.-
The remains of Warren Andrews, who died at Lincoln, were brought here for interment yesterday.  He was one of the early settlers of this section and was among the first drivers of the bus that transferred passengers across the river here many year ago, when there was no bridge and the transfer was made on the ferryboat of all passengers and freight.  He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters, all residents of this city.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Thur. Morning, Feb. 10, 1910.

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ESTHER M. BALFOUR (1906-1999)
Esther M. Balfour, 93, of Nebraska City, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999 , at Duff’s Friendship Villa in Nebraska City.  She was born Aug. 26, 1906, in Otoe County to William L. and Mary D. (Oelke) Mitzner. She married Russell Balfour Feb. 3, 1934.  They lived on a farm south of Paul for many years.  She is survived by a son James of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Iva Emmons of Lincoln; and many other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband, five sisters and one brother.     The memorial service will be at a later date.  Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Tue. August 31, 1999.

Leone Baltensperger (Feb. 23, 1915-Aug. 3, 2006)
Leone Baltensperger, 91, of Nebraska City, died Aug. 3, 2006 at Duff’s Friendship Villa - Nebraska City. She was born Feb. 23, 1915 in Rosemont to Henry and Ida (Schmidt) Dunse. She married Daniel Baltensperger Jan. 7, 1945 at Peru.  She was a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the Auburn Berean Church and later attended First Baptist Church in Nebraska City. She was a longtime board member and record keeper of Camp Creek Cemetery Association. She had lived in Nebraska City since 1945.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Hannelore Baltensperger of Nebraska City, James and Connie Baltensperger of Lincoln, and David and Nancy Baltensperger of Johnson; daughter Marianne Baltensperger of Arlington Heights, Ill.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Olga Lindgren of Minden, Peggy Smith of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Ardyce Danielson of Holdrege; and many other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by  her husband April 9, 1991, and two brothers, Rudolph and Arnold.  Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Nebraska City with pastors Keith Hunt and Rob Pearson officiating. Burial will be at Camp Creek Cemetery, Nebraska City.  Visitation is 12-9 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.  Memorials are suggested to Camp Creek Cemetery, First Baptist Church or New Tribe Mission. Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.3, 2006

Eldon H. Beccard (March 10, 1910-August 16, 2005)
Eldon H. Beccard, 95, Nebraska City, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at his home. He was born March 10, 1910, at Colome, South Dakota, son of Louie and Emma (Dose) Beccard. He married Geneva O. Schmitz September 12, 1933, at Nebraska City. She died November 14, 1998.
He attended school at District 37. As a young man, he had the opportunity to fly with Charles Lindbergh. He lived and farmed all of his life south of Nebraska City in the Paul area. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards and improving his farm machinery by coming up with new and innovative ideas. He was always willing and believed in giving a "helping hand." He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Elks and Eagles, all Nebraska City.
Surviving are his daughter, Virginia Ullsperger; daughter-in-law Helen and Dan Dankof, all Nebraska City; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers: Clarence and Louise Beccard, Union; and Floyd and Irene Beccard, Nebraska City; sister, Helen Balderson, California; and many other family and friends.
Besides his wife, he was preceded by a son, Robert; son-in-law, Jerome Ullsperger; brother, Paul; sister-in-law, Lois; brother-in-law, Don Balderson; and one grandchild, Darrel Schafer.
A funeral mass is Saturday, August 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Father Michael McCabe will officiate. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, southwest of Nebraska City.
A rosary will be recited Friday, August 19, at 6 p.m. at Gude Mortuary.  Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Cemetery or St. Joseph's Cemetery.  Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: "Obituary," Nebraska City News-Press, Thursday, August 18, 2005, Page 2.

Paul J. Beccard (December 20, 1921-November 18, 2003)
Paul J. Beccard, 81, of rural Nebraska City, died on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born on December 20, 1921 to Louis and Emma (Dose) Beccard near Nebraska City. He married Lois Yost Edwards on August 27, 1970 in Nebraska City. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by is children Rod Edwards and wife Cindy of Nebraska City, Pat Edwards and wife Kristy of rural Nebraska City and Tracy Johnson and husband Jim of Nebraska City; seven grandchildren; brothers Eldon Beccard of Nebraska City, Clarence Beccard and wife Louise of Union, and Floyd and Irene Beccard of Nebraska City; and sister Helen Bolderson of California. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 21 at the Gude Mortuary with the Reverend Orrin Johnson and Reverend Michael McCabe officiating. Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City. The family will greet friends and relatives from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, at the mortuary. Memorials may be given to the Kidney Foundation. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., November 2003.

Lee Bennett (Dec. 27, 1909 - June 25, 2005)
Lee Bennett, 95, Nebraska City, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Duff's Friendship Villa, Nebraska City. He was born Dec. 27, 1909, at Peru, son of George and Minnie (Sears) Bennett. He married Opal Bomberger Dec. 8, 1939, at Sidney. She died May 8, 1988.
He worked many years for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Eagles.
Surviving are a son, Tom and Lori, Nebraska City; a granddaughter, Allyson Bennett; and other family and friends.
Besides his wife, he was preceded by three sisters and eight brothers.
Services will be Wednesday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Latter Day Saints, Nebraska City. Bishop Patrick Herrick will officiate. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Complete military services will be conducted.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, June 28, at Gude Mortuary and June 29 from 9-10 a.m. at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the family. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., June 2005.

GEORGE H. BIERE (?-Feb. 24, 1997, age 94)
George H. Biere, 94, of Nebraska City died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at The Ambassador Care Center in Nebraska City. A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bethel United Church of Christ. Survivors include his sons, Dean Biere of Dunbar and Dr. Arlo Biere of Manhatten, Kan. and his daughter, Marcia Terry of Topeka, Kan. Visitation is Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Peterson Mortuary in Nebraska City with family visitation from 7:30 to 9 at the mortuary and one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemeter in Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Wednesday February 26, 1997.

Miss Blederman (ca. 1827-1897)
Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 30-(Special)
Miss Blederman, aged seventy years, died at her home seven miles south of this city, Friday morning, of dropsy.  The funeral was held today and the remains brought to this city for interment.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Sunday Morning, October 31, 1897.

Kenneth Leroy Bobbett (27 Mar 1932-3 May 2007)
Kenneth Leroy Bobbett, died May 3, 2007 at age 75. Mr. Bobbett was born March 27, 1932, in Nebraska City, Neb. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and moved to Oregon City in 1956.  He was a paper tester who worked for Publishers Paper for 41 years and was a member of Local 68.  In 1960, he married Joan F. Imholt.  Survivors include his wife; son, Jim; daughters, Julie Hampton and Jeannie Baker; brother, Paul; sister, Mildred; and seven grandchildren.  Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at Hillside Chapel.
Source: The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Sunday, May 6, 2007.

ADELA MARY "DELLA" (LECHNER) BOERNER (7 May 1903-2 June 1962)
BOERNER SERVICES WILL BE TUESDAY-Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church for Mrs. Fred Boerner who died Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at her home after having been in failing health for 18 months.
Father John Kosiac, CPPS will officiate at the services and burial will be at St. Benedict's cemetery Pallbearers: Henry Stoewe, Herman Specht, Leonard Behrens, Arthur Sweet, Lee Jessup and Anton Sasse.
Adela Mary Boerner was born near Nebraska City May 7, 1903, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lechner. She was married May 16, 1922 to Fred Boerner, who for many years has been superintendent of the plant of The Press Printing Co. Mr. and Mrs. Boerner lived at 610 North Tenth street.
Mrs. Boerner, who spent her entire life in the community, was a member of St. Bendict's Catholic church where she was a member of the senior choir, the Christian Mothers and Altar Society and the Apostleship of Prayer. She attended the old St. Benedict's grade school and District 56.
Mrs. Boerner was employed at the Witt drug store and Jessup's drug store.
Surviving are her husband, Fred; two sons, Ralph, Nebraska City; and Lt. Delbert Boerner, US Navy, stationed in Oslo, Norway; and five grandchildren.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mary Lechner, Nebraska City; and brothers and sisters; Robert and Carl Lechner, Nebraska City; Otto, Dunbar; Mrs. Leona Korring, city; Mrs Minnie Schmitz, Paul; and Fredolin, City; a brother, Leo, preceded his sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boerner of St. Joseph, Mo., are expected here for the funeral.
The Apostleship of Prayer Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday. The Christian Mothers will form an honorary guard at the church.
The Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Gude mortuary, which is in charge of the services.
Source: ?? newspaper, June 4, 1962.  (Note: Prayer card b. 7 May 1903- d. 2 June 1962)

Betty Boerner (11 May 1925-4 May 2007)
Betty L. Boerner, 81, of Nebraska City, died Friday, May 4, 2007 at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was born May 11, 1925 in Benton, Arkansas, to Perry C. and Minnie (Bickford) Harding. The family moved to Nebraska City in 1930 and Betty graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1943. She married Ivan C. Boerner June 12, 1947 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City. To this union one daughter, Susan Elizabeth, was born. Betty Boerner enjoyed sewing, reading and crossword puzzles. Her family always came first. She and Ivan enjoyed long weekend trips to Grand Island to visit their daughter and family, and to Laramie, Wyoming to see her brother. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City, Christian Mothers, VFW and American Legion auxiliaries and the NCHS Alumni Foundation Board. She retired as office secretary for the Nebraska City Rescue Squad after 18 years of service. Prior to that position, she worked at the former Nebraska City Grocery and Nebraska City Laundry. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Adalene, and brother Perry, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Ivan, of Nebraska City; daughter Susan E. Beilke and husband Daryl of Grand Island; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Darren, both of Grand Island; sister-in-law Virginia Grimes of Omaha; special niece Kay Harding of Jordan, Montana; two nephews, cousins, and many friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City, with Fr. Michael McCabe celebrating Mass. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City. Family will greet friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to the family or Nebraska City Rescue Squad. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Nebr. Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2007, Page A3.

DELBERT DEAN BOERNER (Jan. 12, 1928-April 21, 2001)
Delbert Dean Boerner died Saturday, April 21, 2001 at a hospital in Chula Vista, Calif. He was born January 21, 1928, ( sic January 12, 1928) the son of late Fred and Adele Boerner, in Nebraska City. Delbert graduated from Nebraska City high school, then in 1946 he joined the United States Navy. He married Joan Sutton (note-misprint, last name- Williams) of Surrey, England on May 4, 1949. He served over 30 years in the Navy, retiring as a Commander. He and his wife made their home in Chula Vista. He is survived by his wife Joan, sister-in-law Mrs. Ralph (Margorie) Boerner; several nieces, nephews and an aunt Minnie Schmitz; aunt and uncle Fredolin and Lorene Lechner; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Adele Boerner and brother Ralph Boerner.
There will be military services in San Diego, Calif. Funeral services are pending.   Sympathy cards may be sent to Joan Boerner 163 Camino Entrada, Chula Vista, Ca. 92010.
Source: ?? newspaper, April 23, 2001.

FREDERICK "FRED" CONRAD BOERNER (Prayer card 4 Oct 1902- 27 May 1963)
FRED BOERNER IS TAKEN BY DEATH - Fred Boerner, the long-time superintendent of The Press Printing Company plant (The News-Press) died early Monday at Methodist hospital in Omaha.
Mr. Boerner, who underwent chest surgery May 11, was apparently making a good recovery until complications set in Friday.
Mr. Boerner learned the printer's trade at the Nebraska City News where he worked until The News was bought by The Press in November, 1935. There he and his brother, Henry, went to work for The News-Press. About 15 years ago Mr. Boerner became superintendent.
He was born in Vienna, Mo., October 4, 1902, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boerner. They moved To Nebraska City shortly after that time.
Mr. Boerner married Adela Mary Lechner May 16, 1922, in Nebraska City. She died June 2, 1962.
Mr. Boerner was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic church and the Knights of Columbus. He had been active in his church and its various organizations.
His is survived by two sons, Ralph, Nebraska City; and Lt. Delbert Boerner, who has been stationed in Oslo, Norway, but who is due back in the United States shortly. There are five grandchildren.
Also surviving are two brothers, Casper, Nebraska City, and Henry, St. Joseph, Mo.; Two brothers, one in infancy and another as a boy, preceded, as did his parents.
The body was removed to the Gude mortuary.
Source: ?? newspaper, May, 1963.

Henry A. Boerner (1904-1974)
Henry Boerner dies at St. Joe
Funeral services will be held at St. Benedict’s Catholic church at noon Tuesday for Henry A. Boerner, 69, of St. Joseph, Mo., who died Sunday at a St. Joseph hospital. Burial will be at St. Benedict’s cemetery. [Note: His wife Alma, later moved his remains to a cemetery in St. Joseph, Mo.] Father Anthony Ley C.P.P.S. will officiate.
An earlier funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the St. Joseph Co-Cathedral with Rev. Francis B. Tobin officiating. A Knights of Columbus and parish rosary was said Monday evening at the Heaton-Bowman east Chapel.
Mr. Boerner worked as a printer for the News-Press in Nebraska city for a number of years before he went to St. Joseph as a newspaper linotype operator more than 30 years ago. He was in charge of The News-Press commercial printing department.
Mr. Boerner was born in Nebraska City November 16, 1904, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boerner Sr.
Surviving are Mrs. Boerner, the former Alma Dillman of Nebraska City; a son, Kenneth H. Boerner, Golden, Colorado; a brother, Casper Boerner, Nebraska City; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Boerner was preceded by his brother, Fred, who was the plant superintendent at The News-Press. Fred and Henry both worked for the News before it was consolidated with the Press.
Mr. Boerner was a member of the St. Joseph Typographical Union No. 40. He was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 571; he was a member of the Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus and the Chalice Club, and was a long-time member of the Eagles.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, Sept. 1974.

Joan A. Williams Boerner (1927- 27 June 2004)
Joan A. Boerner, of Chula Vista, Calif., died June 27, 2004.  She was born in England in 1927.
She is survived by brother Vincent Williams and wife Myongee of South Korea, sister-in-law Margorie Boerner of Nebraska City, brother-in-law Ralph Dunlavey of Florida, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Boerner.
A celebration of life and burial took place on Wednesday, July 14, at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif.
Note: Daughter-in-law of Frederick "Fred" Conrad & Adela Mary (Lechner) Boerner of Nebraska City, Nebr.; she was born in Sutton, Surrey, England.
Source: Nebraska City Newspress , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, Tuesday, July 27, 2004.

Ralph Boerner (Feb. 11, 1923 – April 15, 1994)
Services for Ralph F. Boerner, 71, of Nebraska City will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church wit the Rev. Fr. Lyle Johnson officiating.
Mr. Boerner, who was born on Feb. 11, 1923, in Nebraska City the son of Fred and Adela (Lechner) Boerner, died at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln on April 15, 1994. He was married on Nov. 25, 1943, in San Diego, Calif., to Marjorie Polston, and precedes her in death.
He is also survived by three boys and two girls; Ronald Boerner and his wife Sheila of North Platte, Mrs. Phillip (Patricia) Shoemaker of Radford, Va., Timothy Boerner and wife Mary of Syracuse, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Jensen of Garland, Texas, and Stephen and wife Teri of Hamlin, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren, a brother, Delbert Boerner and wife Joan of Chula Vista, Calif.
He lived in Nebraska City all of his life, working 16 years for Bud Bruce Plumbing before starting Boerner Plumbing. He ran his own business for 25 years as a plumbing/heating contractor in Nebraska City. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 3152, American Legion Post No. 8, VFW Post No. 2634; Nebraska City Amatuer Radio Club, Eagles Aerie No. 968 and the AARP. Ralph graduated from St. Bernard’s Academy. He served four years in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945, during WWII.
A Knights of Columbus rosary will be held at 6:15 p.m. followed by a parish rosary at 7 p.m. today at Gude Mortuary. Pallbearers will be Ed Sasse, Ivan Boerner, Dave Messing, Dwight Wilberger, Arlen Griepenstroh and Ken Kreifels. Burial will be at St. Benedict’s Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, Mon., April 18, 1994.

Sarah B. Bond (ca. 1828-1913)
Nebraska City, Neb., Nov. 15 - Pioneer Resident Dies
Sarah B. Bond, 85 years old, died at her home here yesterday.  She had been a resident of this section for 53 years.  Mrs. Bond is survived by two sons.
Source: The Lincoln Daily Star, Lincoln Nebraska, Sunday Morning, November 16, 1913

Herman Boom (1903-1979)
Herman Boom, age 76, passed away May 9, 1979, at Bedford, Oregon. Survived by brother Richard Boom of Chino, Calif.; sister, Mrs. Anna McCown of Omaha; many nieces and nephews. Funeral and interment of Bedford, Ore.
Source: Omaha World Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday, May 10, 1979.

MILDRED V. BOOM (1911-1984)
Funeral services for Mildred V. Boom, 83, of Cedar Rapids are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Turner Chapel East. The Rev. Ken Bell from St. Marks' United Methodist Church will officiate. Mrs. Boom was born March 9, 1911 in Stapleton, Neb. She died Sunday, April 17, in her home following a brief illness. She married Albert H. Boom on Dec. 24, 1930 in Nebraska City. Survivors include two daughters, Nadine Reinhardt and her husband Wayne, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Yvonne Tietge and her husband, Ron, of Cedar Rapids; one son Tom Boom, of Cedar Rapids; one sister, Lucille Brown, of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother-in-law, William Meyers. She is preceded in death by her husband Albert and one sister Belva Meyers. Mrs. Boom worked for Siebke Hoyt Jewlers and John Beck Athletics Goods. She was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. She was a very hard worker and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.Burial rites will take place at Cedar Park Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call Turner Chapel East on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday until service time. A memorial fund has been established by the family for the Diabetes Association.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Tuesday April, 19, 1994

Richard Boom (1899-1980)
Services for Richard Boom, 80, Chino, California, who died Wednesday, March 26, were held Friday with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Covena, California. The former Nebraska City resident is survived by his wife, Elvie; several children and grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Selred McCown, Omaha; many nieces , nephews, other relatives and friends. Griffiths Mortuary, Chino, California was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Sunday March 30, 1980.

CLARENCE BOSSUNG (Aug. 21, 1911-Feb. 6 1995)
Clarence Bossung, 83, of Syracuse died Feb. 6, 1995, at Veterans Hospital in Omaha. Mr. Bossung was born on Aug. 21, 1911, in rural Dunbar the son of Frank and Lizzie (Schwartman) Bossung. He was married on Nov. 25, 1948, to Marie Neuhalfen and procedes her in death. He is also survived by his sons, Bob, Bill, Burt and Brad; and a daughter Beth. Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. There will be no memorial service and no visitation at Mr. Bossung's request. Mr. Bossung donated his body to Creighton University. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and farmed all of his life. He was a member of St. Paulinus Catholic Church.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Wednesday February 8, 1995.

Lonnie D. Boyd (Dec. 26, 1954 – May 18, 2005)
Lonnie D. Boyd, 50, Nebraska City, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at Madonna Rehabilitation Facility in Lincoln. He was born Dec. 26, 1954 in Auburn, son of Vernon and Ruby (Tishner) Boyd. He married Susan Renken on July 5, 1975.
He worked at Arnie’s Bagelicious for several years and served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1972 to 1974.  He survived by his wife; mother, Falls City; three children, Stephanie Boyd, Nebraska City; Jeremy and wife Chrystal Boyd of Dorchester and Christopher "Butch" Boyd, Nebraska City; brother John Boyd, Springfield, Mo., sister Wanda Miller, Falls City; mother-in-law Helen Renken of Nebraska City; two Grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Boyd, and father-in-law Ed Renken.
The family will greet friends from 7-8 p.m., Friday, May 20, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 21, at Gude Mortuary. Burial will be in the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska.

ALBERT H. BRANDT (10 May 1924- d. 15 Nov 1951)
DEATH COMES TO ALBERT BRANDT
Albert Brandt, age 27, McCook, who was born at Paul and lived in Nebraska City until moving to McCook about two years ago, died at 7:30 a. m. Thursday in an Omaha hospital.
Mr. Brandt, a veteran of World War II, worked in the Legion club at McCook. While in Nebraska City he was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church and the American Legion and Eagles lodges.
He was born May 10, 1924, at Paul, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Brandt.  In August 1949, he and Leora Stukenholtz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Stukenholtz, city were married here.
Surviving are his wife, three brothers, Edward, Fairbury, Paul, McCook, and Dean, Lincoln and two sisters, Mrs. Vernon Grunwalt, Lincoln and Miss Dorothy Brandt, Lincoln.
Funeral arrangements are pending. The body was taken to Fassbender funeral home.
Source: ?? newspaper, Nov. 1951.  (Note: tombstone b. 10 May 1924- d. 15 Nov 1951 WWII).

FRED "FRITZ" BRANDT (December 14, 1896-February 1978)
MR. BRANDT DEAD AT 81 - Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church near Paul for Fred (Fritz) Brandt, age 81, who died Saturday afternoon at the Good Samaritan Home in Syracuse. The retired farmer had been in failing health for several years.
Msgr. Jerome Murray will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. The rosary will be 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Gude Mortuary Chapel.
Mr. Brandt was born in rural Nebraska City on December 14, 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vitus Brandt. The lifelong bachelor was a member of St. Joseph's Church and the Eagles. He lived in the Paul community his entire life.
Survivors include a brother, John Brandt, Nebraska City; and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Gottwald, Mrs. Ralph (Rose) Lechner and Mrs. John (Helen) Ramold, all of Nebraska City, and Mrs. Della Johns, Lincoln.
He was preceded by four brothers and a sister.
Source: ?? newspaper February 13, 1978. (Note: tombstone 1896-1978).

JOHN V. BRANDT (May 15, 1899-Nov 1981) WWII
Services for John V. Brandt, age 82, who died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital, will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Paul. The Rev. Paul Witt will officiate.
Brandt was born May 15, 1899, in rural Nebraska City, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vitus Brandt.
He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Anna Gottwald and Mrs. John (Helen) Ramold, both of Nebraska City, and Mrs. Della Johns, Lincoln.
Brandt was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
A retired farmer, Brandt lived in the Nebraska City community his entire life. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Paul, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
The rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Gude Mortuary chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery, rural Nebraska City.
Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: ?? newspaper, Nov 1981 (Note: tombstone 1899-1981 WWII)

JOSEPHINE "JOSEPHA" (DIETRICH) BRANDT (Feb. 11, 1864-Dec. 20, 1926)
Mrs. Vitus Brandt died, Dec. 20, 1926 at the family home near Paul, Ne., Monday morning at 5:30, after one years illness. Cancer was the cause of her death. Her condition has been critical for some time and death was expected.
She was born in Germany, Feb. 11, 1864 where she grew to young womanhood and came to this country in 1885. She was united in marriage in Nebraska City to Vitus Brandt shortly after her arrival here and had continued to make her home in the community. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church near Paul and for many years was prominent in church work. She was well known and highly esteemed in the community, a kind and loving wife and mother, and has hundreds of friends who will regret to learn of her passing.
Funeral services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Rev. Clement F. Broerman, the rector in charge. Burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Source: ?? newspaper, December 1926.  (Note: tombstone 11 Feb 1884 d. 20 Dec 1926)

VITUS BRANDT (5 May 1858- 27 Nov 1942)
VITUS BRANDT, 84, OF PAUL, IS DEAD; Long Illness Ends Life of Prominent Rock Creek Man-Vitus Brandt, ag 84, widely known resident of Paul community, died Friday morning at his home of complications arising from his advanced age.
Born in Germany, May 5, 1858, Mr. Brandt came to the United States when he was 21 years of age and spent remainder of his life in the Nebraska City area.
He married Josephine Dietrich at St. Benedict's church here. Ten children and 22 grandchildren survive. The children are Joseph, George, Louis and Fred, at home; John, a soldier at Camp Lee, Va.; Mrs. Fred Lechner, Mrs. Adolph Gottwald, Mrs. Ralph Lechner, Mrs. John Ramold, Mrs. Ernest Johns, all of Otoe county. One son, Max, preceded his father in death.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic church with Rev. Fr. Faessler in charge. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.  The body is at Fassbenders until 1 p. m. on Sunday.
Source: ?? newspaper, Friday, November 27, 1942.

MRS. ALICE BRAY OF SYRACUSE PASSES (1888-1950)
Syracuse - Mrs. Alice M. Bray, 62, active in the community and church activities and was a prominent Syracuse resident, died of a heart ailment early Thursday afternoon in Lincoln General Hospital. She had entered the hospital Wednesday afternoon following a one month illness.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Tonsing and Son Funeral Home, Syracuse; with Rev. F. Raf of Verdon in charge. Pallbearers will include; Perry Anderson, Gordon Strong, Elting France, Frank Johnson, Fred Frey, and Will Freglo of Omaha. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery at Syracuse. Mrs. Bray was born Feb. 9, 1888 at Pleasant Dale, Ne., the daughter of William and Alice Stafford. She came to Syracuse as a child with the Rev. and Mrs. Lewis and family. She returned to the East with the Lewis family, then came back to Syracuse when still a young lady. She married Walter H. Bray, who survives, at Tryon, Ne. on Sept. 27, 1917. They lived for a short time at Benedict, Neb., and in Lincoln, Neb., then came to Syracuse in 1918. They moved to Bird City, Kansas for several years, then again returned to Syracuse where they have lived since, on a farm one mile west of town.At the time of her death, she was secretary of the county extension board. She had been in extention work for 25 years. She was chairman of the amateur contest for the 1950 Otoe County Fair and had served as chairman of the baked goods department for the fair. Mrs. Bray was president of the Good Mixers project club and for the last year had been president of the garden club. She served for many years as a 4-H leader and was treasurer of the Otoe County Farm Bureau for several years. A member of the Congregational Church, she had been active in the former Federated Church of Syracuse and had been president of the missionary society for several years. She is survived by her husband, 4 stepsons, Elvin of Parks, Neb., Lamar of Unadilla, Neb., Leroy of Omaha, Neb., and Edwin now in Japan; 2 brothers, George Stafford of Allience, Neb., and Tom of Cleveland, Ohio; 1 sister, Mrs. Nell Allison, Lincoln, Neb., and 5 grandchildren. A brother Will, a sister, Anna, and her parents preceeded her in death. Out of town persons who will attend the funeral services include her brother George, her stepsons, Elvin, Lamar, and Leroy.
Source: (Special to the Nebraska City News Press) 1950 date of paper not given

RITES FOR BRAY SET
EARL ALFRED BRAY (1891-1980)
Services for Earl Alfred Bray, Sr., 88, who died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Peterson Mortuary with the Rev. Sam Hofer officiating. Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery. Mr. Bray was born in Spalding, Nebr., on August 19, 1891, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Zalmon (Ida) A. Bray. He married Nellie Erwin in Nebraska City on January 31, 1915. Mr. Bray was a member of the Presbyterian Church and worked at the Morton House Kitchens. Survivors are son, Earl Braye, Jr., daughters, Mrs Jack (Eileen) Ray and Mrs. Everett (Jean) Vest, all of Nebraska City; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs Charles (Lillian) Armstrong, preceded him. The family suggests memorials to the Presbyterian Church.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Monday June 2, 1980

EARL BRAYE JR. (1919-1987)
Services for Earl Braye Jr., 68, of Nebraska City, a resident of the community his entire life, will be held at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City Thursday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Eugene Watson will officiate at the services. Braye died Oct. 6, 1987, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. He was born June 4, 1919, in Nebraska City, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bray. He and Betty Dunn were married July 17, 1945, at First Methodist Church in Nebraska City. Braye retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 1977 and was self employed until 1986. He served in the Army in World War II in Europe in a tank destroyer unit. He was a member and past commander of the Adam Schellinger Post of American Legion; First United Methodist Church, Elks and Masonic Lodges and was a past patron of Queen Esther Chapter of OES. Survivors include his wife, Betty Braye, Nebraska City; children, Terry Braye of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Mark (Cindy) Matthews of Aurora, Colo., and Steve Braye, Appleton, Wis.; two grandchildren; and sisters Eileen Ray and Doris Jean Vest of Nebraska City. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. The family suggests memorials to the Nebraska Methodist Hospital Research Fund or to the Nebraska City Rescue Squad. Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Wednesday October 7, 1987

ELVIN BRAY (1907-1988)
Services were held for Elvin Walter Bray Friday afternoon at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Syracuse. The Rev. Alan Hansen officiated at the service. Bray died June 8, 1988 at Syracuse Community Hospital. He was born March 7, 1907 in Syracuse, the son of Walter and Emma (Sheel) Bray. He and Lena Melhop were married May 9, 1928 at Syracuse. Bray, a supervisor for the State of Nebraska Fisheries, had lived in Parks, Benkelman, Niobrara, Madison and Royal, Nebraska. After he retired, he and his wife built a new home in Syracuse. After retirement, he was employed for two years at the Ford Garage. He was a member of the Luther Memorial Lutheran church in Syracuse. Survivors include his wife, Lena, Syracuse; sons, Ralph of Denver, Colo. and Wayne of Houston, Texas. Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers and a sister. Pallbearers were Terry Pollard, Robert Singley, Tom Ellis, Charles Blank, Dale Rabbass and Gerald Coates. Honary pallbearers were Glen Foster, Raymond Lawson, Bill Rhodes, Wes Sheets and Bob Thomas. Burial will be in the Parkhill Cemetery at Syracuse. Tonsing-Fusselman-Perry Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Friday June 10, 1988.

EMILY DAMON BRAY (1831-1904)
Emily Damon Bray died at her home near Syracuse, Saturday evening, Sept. 17, 1904, after an illness of a few weeks. Age 78 years, 8 months, and 1 day. The funeral was held from the Congregational Church, Monday Sept 19, conducted by Ref. F. F. Lewis, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Warner Cemetery. Emily Damon Bray was born in Livingston County, New York, January 15, 1831, and was married to Nathaniel Bray of Ontario Co., N>Y> in 1847. She removed from her native state to the territory of Nebraska in the fall of 1861 and settled on the farm where she has lived for the last 48 years, being one of the oldest residents of this county. Eight children were born to this union of which all are still living but the eldest daughter.
Source: Syracuse Newspaper. September 19, 1904.

HOWARD BRAY DIES IN DENVER (1875-1936)
Howard Finley Bray, 61, passed away at the Colorado General Hospital in Denver early Wednesday May 27, 1936 from cancer. Until a short time prior to his death, he had been employed by the Highway Department for Arapahoe County, Colorado and made his home in Englewood. He held this job for nine years and the last two years, was foreman. During the last few days prior to his death, he suffered intensley from the cancer with which he was inflicted. He had been suffering from it for a number of years here. Those knowing him, knew him to be an industrious and willing worker and were indeed shocked to hear of his sudden demise.
Howard Finley Bray, the son of the late Zalmon and Ida Bray, was born in a sod house on a ranch southeast of Geneva, Nebraska and came to Syracuse in early youth with his parents. When 21, he was united in Marriage to Alice Goodman who proceeded her husband in death a few years ago from the same dreaded cancer. This couple made their home at various places, finally settling in Colorado. To them were born nine children, a girl of a pair of twins dying in childhood. After the death of his wife, he lived with his children and about three years ago, he married again. Besides his present wife Ellen, he is survived by eight children; Earnest and Alfred of Pender, Ne., Mable of Chicago, Ruby, Forrest, Roy, Velma and Inez all of Denver, Co.; two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Fredrickson of Denver who was in attendence with him to the end, and Mrs. C. B. Mapes of Omaha, Ne. and six brothers; Harvey of Tecumseh, William and Byran of Syracuse, Ne., Fred of Cook, Ne., Harry and Earl of Nebraska City; his aged mother Mrs. Ida Bray of Syracuse, Ne.: and 12 grandchildren. Funeral Services for all that was mortal of Howard Bray were held Friday, May 29, at 2:30 p, and interment was made at Fairmont Cemetery where his first wife is buried. Friends in this community extend their heartfelt sympathies to the family in its bereavement.
Source: Syracuse (NE) newspaper, May 1936.

IDA A. BRAY (1853-1939)
Mrs. Ida A. Bray, age 85, came here 68 years ago with six sons and two daughters. She had 34 grandchildren and 20 greatgrandchildren. Her sons Harry and Earl, reside in Nebraska City. She was born September 27, 1853 in Wheatland, Illinois to Lou and Susan Barber. Her mother died when she was 2 years old, in 1855. On December 31, 1872, she married Zalmon Bray at Valentine, Nebraska. They homesteaded in Fillmore County, Ne. They also had a lumber yard in Omana, Ne. 57 years ago. They then moved to Syracuse, Otoe County, Ne. Five years later they returned to Fillmore County, 43years ago , and lived there since.
Mr. Zalmon Bray died 1929 in Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Ida Bray was a member of the Methodist church and was laid to rest in West Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Ne. Survivors: Harvey Bray, Tecumseh, Ne.; Emma E. Mapes, Omaha, Ne.; William Bray at home; Daisy M. Frederichsen, Denver Colo.; Fred W. Bray, Johnson, Ne.; Harry H. Bray, Nebraska City; Earl A. Bray, Nebrask aCity; Byron A. Bray, Syracuse, Ne.; and a sister resides in Iowa. A son, Howard F. Bray died 3 years ago in Denver, Colorado.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, July 8, 1939

KENNETH BRAY RITES SATURDAY (1915-1974)
Funeral services for Kenneth H. Bray, 59, Dunbar, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Lett-Marshall Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Samuel Hofer will officiate. Burial will be in the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City. He was born March 18, 1915 at Syracuse, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Vila Sawyer) Bray. He married Ruth Paben on September 18, 1942 at Rock Port, Missouri. Mr. Bray is survived by his wife, Ruth; four sons, Dan and Thomas, Lincoln; Jack, Dunbar; and Robert, Lorton; three daughters, Mrs David (Gayle) Nelson, Dunbar; Jane Bray and Mrs. Kenneth (Judy) Redden, Lincoln; four sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Maxine) Bucholtz, Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) Carlentine, Mrs. Vernon (Bernice) Petersen, all of Omaha; Mrs. Delbert (Hope) Esser, Longmont, Colo.; two brothers, Dale and Billie both of Flint, Michigan; father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Paben, and an uncle, Earl Bray Sr., all of Nebraska City; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bray was a maintenance man at Morton House Kitchens. He lived in Dunbar for 17 years and in Syracuse and Nebraska City. Mr. Bray was a former member of the Dunbar Fire Department and the Lipton Quarter Century Club. He was also a member of the Nebraska City Elks Club.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Thursday August 29, 1974.

NATHANIEL BRAY (1827-1883)
Nathaniel Bray was born in Ontario County, New York, June 8, 1827, and died at Syracuse, Neb., July 6, 1883. In 1860-1861 he removed to this state and settled on the farm where he died, and was therefore, one of the oldest residents of this place. He was married in Ontario County to Miss Emily Damon, of Livingston County, New York, where her friends still reside.
Mr. Bray had seven children. All of whom are still living, his being the first death ever had in the family. For many years, Mr. Bray has held the office of Deputy Sheriff and Constable of Otoe County, and was well and widely known. He was a man of the tenderest feelings and kindest of hearts, especially in his family to whom he was greatly endeared. He was never known to turn the stranger from his door, and many a time has greatly recommended himself to accomodate the shelterless; and in the early days of this country, his home was known far and wide as a stopping place fro passers by. In 1868 he lost his left arm in a threshing machine and was otherwise greatly injured, since which his health has been feeble and his hold on life precarious. During his last illness which was protracted for several months, he was patient and uncomplaining, dying at last just before the sun set, without a struggle or a sigh. As a man and citizen, he was highly respected for many fine qualities of character, and will long be remembered by the people of this community.
Source: Syracuse Newspaper July 7, 1883.

DEATH OF NAT. BRAY (1827-1883)
Information was recieved in this city last evening of the death of Nathaniel Bray, which occured at his home adjoining Syracuse yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock. Mr. Bray has been confined to the house for sometime, he being afflicted with that dreaded disease, consumption, and yesterdays death relieved his sufferings. Nat, as he was familiarly called, was well known throughout the county, and had a large circle of friends. He was born in New York, where he lived for a long time. He'd came to Otoe County in 1859. He was a County sheriff for a long time and was Constable of Syracuse Precinct. At the time of his death, he was about 60 years of age. He is survived by his wife and six children.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, July 7, 1883.

RUTH BRAY (?-Jan 25, 2002, age 84)
Bray - Ruth Marguerite, 84, Nebraska City, formerly of Dunbar, widow of Kenneth, died Friday (1/25/2002). Born, Nebraska City. Survivors: sons, Dan, Lincoln, Tom, Grand Island, Jack, Nebraska City, Bob, Perry, Iowa; daughters, Gayle Nelson, Biddeford, Maine, Jane Lloyd, Judy Redden, both of Lenexa, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Leta Golden, Webster, Texas, Carolle Kastens, Lorton; nieces, nephews. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Nebraska City. Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. Monday, with family 7-8 p.m.; 8 a.m. until services Tuesday, funeral home.
Source: Lincoln [NE] Journal Star, Sunday 1/28/2002.

BRAY SERVICES TO BE WEDNESDAY
VILA MAE BRAY (1891-1958)
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Porter- Lett Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City for Vila May Bray who died early Monday, June 23, at University Hospital, Omaha, after a two-week illness. Rev. Dale Westadt will officiate and buriel will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Mrs. Bray was born May 1, 1891, at Syracuse. She was married April 30, 1906, to Harry B. Bray who died at Nebraska City in 1945. She had lived in the community since 1930 and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving children are Maxine Adeline Buchholz, Omaha; Bernice Alice Hansen, La Platte; Kenneth Harry Bray, Dunbar; Dale Evert Bray, Flint, Mich.; Hope Arlene Esser, Watson, Mo.; Elizabeth Margaret Carlentine, Omaha; Billy Gene Bray, Flint, Mich. Five children and five brothers preceeded Mrs. Bray in death. Other survivors are sisters, Harriet and Pearl, Denver; Flora Gardner, College View, Nebr. and 35 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Source:Syracuse Newspaper June 24, 1958

LUCILLE EDILTRUDIS (TRETTER) BREMER (March 7, 1918-May 23, 1999)
Lucille Bremer, age 81, of Belmont, Calif., died May 23, 1999 in San Mateo, Calif. She was born March 7, 1918 at Nebraska City, the daughter of Leo and Theresa Gress Tretter. She was married to Roland Bremer April 4, 1940 at Nebraska City. She has lived in California the past several years, where she was manager of food services of Cafiada College in Redwood, Calif. She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, daughter Dianna Cava and her husband, Jim of Danville, Calif.; son Richard Bremer and his wife Jacqueline of San Mateo; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and a sister Philomena Sedoris of Santa Nella, Calif. Cremation memorial services are to be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at the Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home Chapel in Syracuse, with Rev. Michael Stec officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery at rural Talmage. There will be no viewing, but friends may sign the register book on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.   Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home in Syracuse is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: ?? newspaper, March 26, 2001.

ROLAND WALTER BREMER (March 30, 1917-March 23, 2001)
Roland W. Bremer, age 83, of Belmont, Calif., died Wednesday, March 23, 2001 at Keiser Medical Center in Redwood City, Calif. He was born March 30, 1917 at Talmage, the son of Frederick W.C. and Lena A. Bruns Bremer. He was married to Lucille Tretter April 4, 1940 in Nebraska City. He was a maintenance supervisor for United Airlines for over 30 years.; as well as a member of United Airlines Retired Employees, NRA, and BPOE. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and in Viet Nam for United Airlines Transport. He is survived by daughter, Dianna Cava and her husband, Jim of Danville, Calif.; son Richard Bremer and his wife Jacqueline of San Mateo, two grandsons; one granddaughter; and sister Bernadine Keene of Bellvue, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucille; brother Arnold; and sister Rosalind Bremer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at the Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home Chapel at Syracuse, with Rev. Michael Stec officiating. Burial is to be at Fairview Cemetery at rural Talmage with a military honor guard; Massie-Richard Post No. 100, American Legion of Syracuse. There will be a private family viewing. Friends may sign the register book Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services. The family suggests memorials to Donor's Choice.   Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home of Syracuse is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: ?? newspaper, March 26, 2001.

WILLARD BRILEY (Oct. 26, 1919 – Oct. 11, 2004)
Willard Briley, age 84, of Lincoln, Neb., and formerly of the Southwest Iowa and Southeast Nebraska area, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004 at Bryan LGH West Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. He was born on Oct. 26, 1919, in Fremont County to Warren Edward and Ida (Belt) Briley. He graduated from the Tabor High School in 1938. As a young man, Willard worked on the family farm. On Oct. 26, 1940, he married Emma Elnora Davis in Clarinda.
He farmed, did wood carving, and worked construction as a Master Carpenter. After the death of his first wife, he retired and moved to Arizona where he met Alberta Lucille Richards. On May 5, 1980 they married in Reno, Nev. They later moved to Lincoln.
Besides his first wife, he was preceded in death by his mother, father, seven brothers, five sisters, and a step-daughter Anna Mae. Survivors include his wife Alberta Lucille Briley of Lincoln; three daughters: Mary Lou Anderson and husband Doug of Lincoln, Ann M. Hanks and husband Robert of Bloomfield, Conn., and Marilyn Rohlfs and husband Larry of Casper, Wyo.; two sons, Terry Briley and wife Jayne of Walton, Nebr., and Ryan Briley and wife Janice of Lincoln; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great- grandchildren; two step-daughters; Claudine Stahnke and husband Rich of Palo Alto, Calif., and Linda Roybal and husband Jerry of Surprise, Ariz.; six step-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Family will greet friends during visitation from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Peterson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. at the Peterson Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City with the Reverend Jeffrey Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Lancaster Manor, 1001 South 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 or Bryan LGH Heart Institute, 1600 South 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506. Peterson Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Oct. 2004.

Rosalind H. Brinkhoff (Sept. 28, 1919-Apr. 28, 1994)
Services for Rosilind H. Brinkhoff, 74, of Syracuse, will be held Monday, May 2 at 2 pm at Luther Memorial Church in Syracuse. Rev. Mary Grundman and Rev. Alan Hanson will officiate. Mrs. Brinkhoff, born Sept. 28, 1919 in Talmage to John and Mary (Otkens) Juilfs, died Thursday, April 28 [1994] at the Syracuse Memorial Hospital. She was married to Ernest Kramer June 27, 1942 in Rock Port, Mo. He died on May 23, 1959. She married Walter Brinkhoff on Feb. 3, 1968 in Colorado. Mrs. Brinkhoff lived in the Syracuse area most of her life. She worked as a homemaker. She was a member of the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Syracuse. She loved sewing, painting her home and reading the Bible. She is survived by her husband Walter Brinkhoff of Syracuse; son Dennis Kramer of Modesto, Calif.; daughters, Connie Melvin of Fresno, Calif., Sandy Wassam of Arvada, Colo., Pam Yarbrough of Yachats, Ore., Debra Palma of Omaha and Mercy Wills of Lincoln; step-daughter Mercedes Clifton of Tecumseh; brother Ervin Juilfs; sisters Della Crowder of Lincoln and Edna Stribling of Auburn, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, five brothers and two sisters. The pallbearers will be Patrick Donovan, Eric Hall, Chris Martin, Chad Folder, Greg Wills, Tanner Wills and Jeff Wassam. Burial will be in the Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse. Adeline Kehlenbeck will serve as the organist for the service. "Now the Vault of Heaven Resounds," "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Jesus Loves Me" will be the hymns. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 30 from 11 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. and one hour before the service. Fusselman-Wymore-Hammons Funeral Home in Syracuse is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Sunday May 1, 1994.

Mrs. Mary E. Brown (1830-1909)
Nebraska City - Mrs. Mary E. Brown, widow of John P. Brown, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank McCartney, in this city Friday and was buried Saturday.  She was one of the pioneers of this section.  She was
born at Alexandria, Va., October 30, 1830, and reared in Washington, D.C.  She married in 1852 and moved to this state in 1858.  She leaves two sons and a daughter.  The deceased was with her husband several
times when he crossed the plains in the early day and knew all of the hardships incident to pioneer life.
Source: Sunday State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Sunday Morning, April 18, 1909

Joseph Buchanan (1840-21 Jun 1910)
Nebraska City, Neb., June 22 1910- Joseph Buchanan, aged seventy years, died at his home in this city yesterday of pneumonia. The deceased was ill a few weeks. He leaves a widow, two daughters and two sons, all grown. The funeral will be held from St. Benedict Catholic church.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln Nebraska, June 19, 1910.

MAXINE BUCHHOLZ (1911-1988)
Services for former Omahan Maxine Buchholz, 76, of Nebraska City, who died Friday, June 10, 1988, at St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City, were held today (Monday) at Gude Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City, with the Rev. Ted Konvalin officiating. Burial was in the Otoe Cemetery at Otoe, Neb. Mrs. Buchholz was born Dec. 7, 1911, at Burr, Neb. She was married July 2, 1955, at Sidney, Iowa, to Ernest Buchholz, who preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1983. She was a housewife and homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Eugene Alexander, of Omaha; four daughters, LuAnn Childers of Nebraska City, Earlene Regnier of Omaha, DeLorise Cox of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Mary Kay Alexander of Geno, Neb.; 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Dale Bray and Bill Bray, both of Flint, Mich, and one sister, Hope Esser of Berthould, Colo. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Pallbearers were Harold Christiansen, Vernon Christiansen, Jack Bray, Larry Christiansen, Ron Hansen, and Richard Boom. Honorary pallbearers were Mike and Scott Alexander.  Gude Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Monday June 13, 1988.

Miss Katherine Burgert
Nebraska City, Neb., April 26 - Miss Katherine Burgert died yesterday.  She was eighty-two years of age and a sister of G. H. Burgert and Mrs. J.J. Hochstetler.  The remains were taken to her old home at Toledo, Ohio, last evening for interment.
Source: Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebr., Wednesday Morning, April 27, 1910

Arnold E. Burkhart (June 24, 1917-July 2, 2005)
Arnold E. Burkhart, 88, Nebraska City, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at The Ambassador Care Center, Nebraska City. He was born June 24, 1917, at Nebraska City, son of Nickolas and Marie (Schomerus) Burkhart. A lifelong Nebraska City area resident, he was a farmer and loved farming. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was in the 7th Armored Division in Europe. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 8, Nebraska City. Surviving are three sisters: Helen Johnson, Nebraska City; Clara and Raymond Schroeder, Syracuse; and Hilda Hall, Omaha; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his brother Ralph.  Services will be Wednesday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Chapel, Nebraska City. The Rev. Orrin Johnson will officiate. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Members of American Legion Post No. 8 will conduct graveside rites. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 5, until 9 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Chapel, Nebraska City.
Memorials are suggested to the Otoe County Veteran's Van Fund.  Marshall Funeral Chapel, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Tuesday, July 5, 2005, Page 2.

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ELIZABETH CARLENTINE (1921-1984)
Carlentine, Elizabeth (Criss), age 63, Omaha, Ne.
Survived by daughters, Sally Beltz and Carla Motiejaitis both of Omaha, Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Hull, Carter Lake, Iowa; sons John and wife Judy Garreans, Charles Carlentine Jr., Greig Carlentine all of Omaha, Charles and wife Millica Garreans, Council Bluffs, Iowa; sisters Bernice Peterson, Bellevue, Maxine Bucholtz, Nebraska City, Hope Esser of Colorado; brothers Dale and Bill Bray both of Flint, Mich.; sister-in-law Ruth Bray of Nebraska City; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Service Mon. 2 pm, South Omaha Church of God. Interment Forest Lawn. Visitation after 3 pm Sun. Brewer- Korisko Chapel, 4609 S. 24th St., Omaha.
Source: Omaha World Herald, Sunday, November 18, 1984.

Bridget (Moran) Carlin (d. May 1941, age 97)
OTOE PIONEER BURIED TALMAGE, NEB. (UP). Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Bridget Moran Carlin, 97, Otoe county pioneer who came to Nebraska in 1862. Ten children and a sister survive.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska,Tuesday, 6 May 1941

PATRICIA ANN CARLSON (March 17, 1941 – Nov. 16, 2004)
Patricia Ann Carlson, age 63, of Nebraska City, died on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City. She was born March 17, 1941 at Iowa City to Floyd Fike Sr. and Thelma (Homan) Fike. She was married to Kenneth Carlson, Sr. on Sept. 21, 1963 at Council Bluffs. She was a nurse’s aid at Indian Hills in Council Bluffs. She also worked at the nursery in Shenandoah and was a member of the Eagles Club Auxiliary in Shenandoah.
She is survived by her children, Marty Hindman and wife Sheri of Nebraska City, Kenneth J. Carlson, Jr. of Nebraska City, Carey R. Carlson and wife Shelly of Lincoln, Jeffrey L. Carlson and wife Vicky of Omaha, Kimberly Graham and husband David of Nebraska City, sisters Lee Ellen Allunbaugh of Shenandoah, Mary Jo Smith of Shenandoah and Pranda S. Hale of Essex, 18 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Burial will be in the Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Nov. 2004.

DONNA B. CATLIN (May 16, 1924 – Oct. 16, 2004)
Donna B. Catlin, age 80, Nebraska City, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at the Beverly Healthcare Facility, Nebraska City. She was born May 16, 1924, at Auburn, daughter of Clifford and Bessie (King) Scott. She married Charles W. Ross.
Catlin worked at the former Pendleton Woolen Mills in Nebraska City and the Nebraska City Manor. She was a member of the First Christian Church and a Red Cross volunteer.
Surviving are her daughter, Pat and Mike Van, Nebraska City; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Jacob Scott, Virginia Beach, Va.; and Kenneth and Lorraine Scott, Beatrice; sisters, Irene Carr, and Betty and Milo Leslie, all Auburn and Esther Hirst, Tabor, Iowa; and other family and friends. She was preceded by her husband; seven brothers and one sister.
Services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. The Rev. Jerry Albright will officiate. Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 7-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, at Gude Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, Nebraska City. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Oct. 2004.

Mrs. James D. Carmichael (ca. 1815-1897)
Nebraska City, Neb. July 29-(Special)
Mrs. James D. Carmichael died Wednesday evening at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. S. J. Thomas, in this city, aged eighty-one years, eleven months and nineteen days.  She was a highly esteemed and most estimable lady, and a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian church of this city.  She has been a resident of this county since 1857, and came to Nebraska City to live in 1891.  Nine grandchildren and four great grand-children survive her.
Source: Nebraska State Journal, Friday Morning, July 30, 1897.

LEOLA IRENE (POLSTON) CHAPMAN (Oct. 29, 1917 – Dec. 18, 1968)
SISTER OF CITIAN DIES AT STOCKTON
Mrs. Ralph Boerner of Nebraska City received word Wednesday of the death of her sister, Mrs. G.K. (Leola) Chapman of Stockton, California. Funeral services and interment will be held in Stockton. Mrs. Chapman was born and raised in Nebraska City and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. (Bud) Polston. She moved to California with her family in 1941. She was supervisor at Gaylord Brothers, an international wholesaler of library supplies, until she became ill a year ago.
Survivors include her husband Gerald; sons, Jerry of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Larry, who is stationed at the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washington.; a daughter, Ginger Sweet of Belleville, Ill.; sisters, Mrs. Fredolin (Lorene) Lechner of Riverdale, N. D., Mrs. Boerner of Nebraska City, Mrs. Walter (Gertrude) Curttright of Auburn, Mrs. Joe (Belva) Roberts of Rapid City, S. D., eight grandchildren; and aunts, uncles and cousins in Nebraska City, Peru, Council Bluffs, Percival and Sidney. She was preceded in death by her parents, James A. (Bud) and Alice Polston.
Note: Leola Polston was born in Cuchairs Junction, Colorado; 1 st marriage to Harvey Kimball in 1934.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Dec. 1968.

John Clark (?-1914)
Nebraska City, Neb., May 19 - Life the Price of Wager Lost
Ten days ago John Clark made a wager with some friends that he could ride a fractious mule.  The mule threw and kicked him in the head, fracturing the skull.  He died Sunday and his body was taken to Dawson, Neb., for interment yesterday.  He was a farmer near Dunbar and leaves a wife and nine children in destitute circumstances.
Source: The Lincoln Daily Star, Lincoln, Tuesday Evening, May 19, 1914.

Stuart L. Clark July 1, 1944-Sept. 4, 2005
Stuart L. Clark, 61, Nebraska City, died Sunday Sept. 4, 2005, at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln. He was born July 1, 1944, at Nebraska City, as Larry England, son of Louis William and Marguerite (Rakes) Clark. At age 10, he was adopted by Harold and Aleta (Lenker) Clark. He married Kathryn DeVault at Las Vegas, Nev. He attended welding school and received his certified welders certificate. He owned and operated his own trucking company many years. He traveled across the United States. He lived in California and Sargent, Neb., and returned to Nebraska City six weeks ago. Surviving are a daughter, Kimberly Ann and Kevin Wardlow, Alta Loma, Calif.; son, Joshua David, Riverside, Calif.; three grandsons; brothers and sisters, Donna Visconti, Phoenix, Ariz., Duke England, Roseville, Calif., Mary Sikkink, Apache Junction, Ariz.; Darlene Tyson, Denver, and Arlene Hughes, Sargent; former wife and dear friend, Kathy; mother-in-law, Olivia Pulley, Omaha; and other family and friends. He was preceded by brothers Tommy and Gerald England, and half-brothers Elmer Hamm and Bernard Cunningham. Graveside services were Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Wyuka Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Hunt of First Baptist Church, Nebraska City, officiated. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Sep. 2005

ANDREW COMSTOCK (b. Oct 1845 WI, d 1918?)

obituary of Andrew Comstock, a pioneer stage coach driver
Andrew Comstock (b. Oct 1845 WI, d 1918?), father NY, mother OH
spouse: Mary A. (b. 1847 IN, d. bef 1900), father OH, mother OH [1880, 1900 census]

FORREST COMSTOCK (27 Sept 188?-1 Sept 1969)
Comstock rites to be Thursday - Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday for Forrest Comstock at the Gude Mortuary with the Reverend Ralph Dyer officiating.  Burial will be at the Peru cemetery.
Comstock died Monday at his home, Riverview Terrace, 200 South Third Street.  Comstock was born September 27, 1887, at Peru, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Comstock.  He was married to the former Bessie Mae Polston, who survives, February 15, 1908, at Nebraska City.  Other survivors are a son, Chester, Caldwell, Idaho; and two daughters, Mrs. Pascal (Valda) Padgett, McCook and Mrs. (Naoma) Alvin Eloge, Nebraska City. Sixteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren also survive him. Three children in infancy preceded Mr. Comstock. Two brothers and three sisters also preceded him.  A life-long resident of Nebraska City, Comstock worked for the city's brickyard for many years.
Source: ?? newspaper, September 2, 1969 (Transcriber Note: b. 27 Sept 1885- d. 1 Sept 1969).

A. L. Cook (????-1924)
Died of Apoplexy
Nebraska City, Neb., Jan. 22 - Death interrupted A. L. Cook's visit with Otto Bischof in the Bischof hardware store here when the former reached out as if to lean on a nearby railing and plunged face forward to the floor.  A physician who was called at once said that death was instantaneous and was due to apoplexy.  Cook was a nursery salesman and had made his home here about a year, altho he was born here and had returned at intervals.  He was the son of the late Lawson Cook, a heavy land holder in the Barney neighborhood.  He had not complained to his landlady of feeling ill and had gone to the Bischof store to inquire about a brother, William Cook, who lives at Hebron, Neb.
Source: The Evening State Journal and Lincoln Daily News Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Tuesday, January 22, 1924.

Francis W. Cowles (1823-1899)
Nebraska City, Neb., Nov. 21. - (Special) - Francis W. Cowles died Sunday at his home in this city, aged seventy-six years.  He was a pioneer of Nebraska, having come to this city in 1856 from Massachusetts and worked at his trade, that of cabinet making.  He was a member of the Methodist church and has been ill for some time, suffering from a paralytic stroke.
Source: Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Wed. Morning, Nov. 22, 1899.

Marie Crable (age 2-1899)
Nebraska City, Neb.., Sept. 21 - (Special) - Marie, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Crable, died last evening of Membranous croup, and the funeral was held this afternoon.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebr., Friday Morning, September 22, 1899.

Patricia A. (Mead) Cunningham (May 26, 1949 - March 24, 2005)
Patricia A. (Mead) Cunningham, 55, Nebraska City, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at Methodist Hospital, Omaha.  She was born May 26, 1949, at Nebraska City, daughter of William Arthur and Wanda Lucille (Gardner) Mead.
She attended school at Nebraska City.  She worked for many years at the former Fetty's Restaurant in Nebraska City.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Nebraska City.
Surviving are her son, Myrle, Nebraska City; a granddaughter, father, Art Mead, Nebraska City; a sister, Diane Jenkins, Omaha; and other family and many friends.
She was preceded by her mother, Wanda Mead.
Services will be Tuesday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City.  The Rev. Keith Hunt of First Baptist Church will officiate.  Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.  Family will greet friends Monday, March 28, from 7-8 p.m. at Gude Mortuary.  Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, Nebraska City.  Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. March 2005.

D. Webster Curry (age 36-1897)
Loses an Honored Citizen
Death of D. Webster Curry Mourned at Nebraska City Nebraska City, Neb. Aug 21-(Special)
D. Webster Curry of this city died Friday morning at the sanitarium in Lincoln, and his remains were brought to this city last evening.  Mr. Curry had been in falling health for some time and recently went to Hot Springs, S.D., to try and recuperate, but it was in vain and within a few days came to the Lincoln sanitarium, where he died.  The cause of his death was cancer of the pancreas.  The deceased was thirty-six years of age and had been a resident of this city for the past nine years.  In Mr. Curry’s death Nebraska City loses one of her most thorough, honest and conscientious business man and his loss will be mourned by all.  He was at the time of his death president of the state photographers’ Association and one of the finest artists in the state.  He was an earnest member of and worker in the Cumberland Presbyterian church, Sunday School and endeavor society and his loss will be deeply deplored among his associates in Christian work.  He was a member of the Modern Woodmen and with a policy in the Travellers’, carried $4,000 life Insurance.  He leaves a widow to mourn his loss.  The funeral services will be held Sunday morning from his late residence.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln), Sunday Morning, August 22, 1897.

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Rita M. Dancosse (Feb. 29, 1920 - March 26, 2005)
Rita M. Dancosse, 85, Overland Park, Kan., formerly Nebraska City, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She was born Feb. 29, 1920, at Paul, daughter of Edward Sebastion and Marie (Ertl) Kreifels. She married Kenny Walker June 17, 1944, in California. He died in February 1964. She married Francis Joseph "Dan" Dancosse June 12, 1971, at Nebraska City.
She was a 1937 graduate of Nebraska City High School. She later attended the University of Nebraska. She worked 26 years at the former Clemmy Holmes Motor Company, Nebraska City.
Surviving are her husband, F.J. "Dan" Dancosse, Overland Park, Kan.; daughter, Sharon and Jim Kreifel, Downers Grove, Ill.; three stepchildren, Robert and Cindy, Ottawa, Kan.; Daniel, Mount Hope, Kan., and Donna and Ray Hoskins, Branson, Mo.; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Dorothy Webering and Delores Paap, both Nebraska City.
Services will be Tuesday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Father Michael McCabe will celebrate Mass. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation is Monday, March 28, until 5 p.m. at Gude Mortuary and after 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A rosary is March 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Church.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or St. Jude Hospital for Children. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., March 2005.

Cordelia Davis (1852-1922)
Mrs. [Ben] Davis Passes Away
Nebraska City, Neb., June 7 - Mrs. Cordelia Davis resident of Nebraska City for fifty-two years, died this morning after a long illness. She was born in New York in 1852, was married to Ben Davis in 1870. Mr. Davis died Jan. 2 of this year.
Source: The Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Wednesday, June 7, 1922.

Mary Ann (Wagner) Davis (Dec. 15, 1941 - March 13, 1979)
SERVICES SET FOR MRS. DAVIS
Services for Mary Ann Davis, 47, who died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Clifford Ott officiating.  Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery.
She was born in Nebraska City on December 15, 1931.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman (Leona Lechner) Wagner.  She married Robert Davis in 1951 in Nebraska City, who survives her.  She was a graduate of Nebraska City Senior High.
Her father preceded Mrs. Davis in death.
Other survivors are her mother, Mrs. Earl (Leona) Korring, Nebraska City; daughter, Mrs. Dan (Linda) Miyoshi, Omaha; step-mother, Margaret Wagner and stepsister, Regina Wagner, both of Germany.
Mrs. Davis was a housewife, member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.  She was a director of St. Mary's Altar Society, a past president of Women of St. Mary's and had been the chairman of the church rummage, and bake sales for a number of years and a member of the church visitation committee.  She was a long time member of the church choir.  The family suggests memorials to St. Mary's Episcopal Church or Camp Creek Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., March 16, 1979

Helen A. Dean June 11, 1924-June 28, 2005
Helen Anna Dean, 80, Adams, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Bryan LGH East, Lincoln. She was born July 11, 1924, at Berger, Mo., daughter of Armin and Hulda (Bente) Vollertsen. She married Benjamin Gadeken May 18, 1948. He died May 13. 1970. She married Olen Teten Sept. 11, 1973. He died April 7, 1989. She married Ralph Dean Feb. 14, 1994 in Lincoln. A 1941 Talmage High School graduate, she lived in many Southeast Nebraska locations. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lutheran church. She enjoyed working in her garden, raising flowers, sewing, traveling, playing cards, and fishing with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed her family and participating in her grandchildren's activities. Surviving are her husband, Ralph, Adams; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Mary Jo Gadeken, Julian, and Dale and Pam, Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Lonnie Eltiste, Lincoln; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three stepchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Rich Variona, Omaha. and Myrtle and Danny Flanagan, Waverly; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Lois Vollertsen, Nebraska City; and other relatives and friends. Besides her first two husbands, she was preceded by her parents; two brothers, Leroy and Wilford and a daughter, Susan. Services will be Friday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at Peterson Mortuary Chapel, Nebraska City. The Rev. Marsha Anderson will officiate. Interment of ashes will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest book Thursday, June 30, until 9 p.m. and Friday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to service time. There will be no viewing. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice. Peterson Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Jun/Jul 2005.

Hiram Drake (????-1900)
Pioneer Nebraskan Dead
Nebraska City, Neb., March 29, (Special) - Hiram Drake, a pioneer citizen of Nebraska City, died at his home here yesterday and was buried today under the auspices of Nebraska City lodge No. 12, A.F. and A.M., of which
for years he was a member.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Fri. Morning, March 30, 1900

The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, Oregon Jan. 23, 1903
OBIT
Dicken, William S. (29 Mar 1856, age 46 yrs, 9 mos, 18 days)
William S. Dicken died at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. Koplin, in Hood River Valley on Sunday, January 18, aged 46 years, 9 months and 18 days. Deceased was born near Cumberland, Westmoreland Co. Pa. on March 29, 1856. Early in life he moved to Syracuse, Nebraska, where for a number of years he was engaged in mercantile business. His health failing he disposed of his business and came to Hood River, hoping that a change of climate would be beneficial, but no improvement came to his health. Although Mr. Dicken was a resident of Hood River, Oregon, only about one year, yet he became a well known, as a man of sterling worth and noble upright character. Deceased leaves a wife, a son and daughter to mourn the lose of an affectionate husband and dutiful parent. The funeral service in charge of Idlewilde Lodge, I.O.O.F. #107. Rev. J. L. Hershner making the address at the house, with the interment at Idlewilde Cemetery. Mr. Dicken was a member of Syracuse Lodge I.O.O.F. # 51 at Syracuse, Nebraska.
The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, Oregon January 23, 1903
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our sincere thanks to all who so kindly gave us help and sympathy in our recent bereavment. We feel that Hood River people know how to put in practice the greatest of divine lessons and shall remember them with the deepest gratitude. Alice J. Dicken and children.
The Hood River Glacier
, Hood River, Oregon Feb. 6, 1903.
IN MEMORIUM
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to call from our midst our beloved brother, W. S. Dicken, of Otoe Lodge #51 I.O.O.F. - Syracuse, Nebraska and whereas we the members of Idlewilde, #107 I.O.O.F. recognize that in the death of our dear brother we have lost an earnest and capable worker, who was ever ready with willing hands and kind heart to assist a brother in distress, therefore be it RESOLVED that we extend to his bereaved family our sincere sympathies in their said affliction and trust that God in his mercy will send comfort to the bereaved household and be it further RESOLVED that these resolutions be spread upon the men of this lodge, a copy forwarded to the family of our deceased brother and a copy to be sent to The Hood River Glacier for publication. G. W. Thompson, J. F. Hanna, J. L. Henderson.

CLARA A. (WEBERING) DURR (Sept. 6, 1906 - June 29, 2003)
Clara A. Durr, age 96, of Nebraska City, died on Sunday, June 29, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. She was born on Sept. 6, 1906 to Theodore and Emma (Kressen) Webering in Nebraska City.
She was married to Joseph Gregg Durr on June 15, 1937 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers and the Legion of Mary.
She is survived by her son Arnold Durr and wife Sharon of Nebraska City; daughter Clare Lynn Slattery and husband Tom of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Rev. Joseph Bernardo and Rev. Michael McCabe officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Nebraska City.
A parish rosary and Christian Mothers rosary will be recited on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.  Memorials may be given to Lourdes Endowment Fund or St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Tuesday, July 1, 2003.

Lucille M. Durr (July 15, 1905-Dec.18, 2003)
Lucille M. Durr, 98, of Grand Island, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003 at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island. She was born on July 15, 1905 to John Joseph and Margaret Louise (Carlin) Durr at Paul. She was married to Graham Lloyd Tevis on Nov. 1, 1934. She attended St. Bernard's Academy in Nebraska City and graduated from Grand Island Business College. She enjoyed reading, traveling and playing cards and was interested in politics. She was a past president of the Woman's Club and a volunteer at the Veteran's Hospital. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral. She was survived by daughter Mary Kuntz and husband Gil of Grand Island, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Bridget "Betty" Foster, and husbands Graham Tevis and Lloyd Egbert. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at St. Mary's Cathedral with Rev. Tom Ryan and Rev. Robert Karnish officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's cemetery near Paul at a later date. Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home in Grand Island is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: Monday, December 22, 2003.

Margaret M. (Kreifels) Durr (1918-2004)
Margaret M. Durr, 85, of Nebraska City died on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Nebraska City.  She was born on Feb. 12, 1918 to Leo Milton and Frances J. (Schmitz) Kreifels in Julian.  She married Hilary
Herbert Durr on Oct. 18, 1939 near Paul.  She worked at Pendleton Woolen Mills for many years.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters.  She is survived by children Ray Durr and wife Nancy of Nebraska City, Jeanine Blevins and husband Jack of Plattsmouth, Patricia Kleinweber of Nebraska City, Sharon Ramold of Nebraska City, Carolyn Morris and husband Tim of Dunbar and Joseph Durr and wife Sheri of Papillion; 34 grand-children; 44 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and brothers Tom, Clem, and Al Kreifels.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Rev. Michael McCabe officiating.  Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery near Paul.  A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, at Gude Mortuary.  Memorials may be given to the Lourdes Endowment Fund.  Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Nebraska City News Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Neb., Wed., January 29, 2004.

ROSE ELIZABETH (SCHMITZ) DURR (June 8, 1914-April 3, 1984)
Services for lifetime Paul resident Rose E. Durr will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Paul with the Rev. James Benton officiating. Mrs. Durr died Tuesday at the age of 69.
Mrs. Durr was born June 8, 1914, in Otoe County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Schmitz. She was married Feb. 28, 1938, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church to Norbert Durr, who survives. She was a member of St. Joseph's and it's altar society.
Mrs. Durr is also survived by two daughters, Rebecca Duplantis of New Iberis, La., and Judy Roddy of Omaha; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two sisters, Clara Durr of Butte, Neb., and Anna Peschel of Fairmont, Nebr., also survives.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Nicholas Schmitz and Joseph Schmitz; a sister, Mary Ramold; and a granddaughter.
A Rosary will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gude Mortuary chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Paul. The family suggest memorials to St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: ?? newspaper, April 4, 1984.

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Carrie Elliott (age 22-1910)
Nebraska City, Neb., May 18. - Mrs. Carrie Elliott, wife of William Elliott, died at her home south of this city after a brief illness, at the age of twenty-two. She leaves a husband and a two-year- old daughter. The funeral was held this afternoon. The Nebraska Source: State Journal, Lincoln, Nebr., 19 May 1910

Robert C. Elvin (ca. 1823-1897)
Nebraska City, Neb., July 26-(Special)
Dr. Robert C. Elvin died at his home in this city Saturday evening, July 24, at 9 o’clock, aged seventy-four years, two months, and twelve days.  The deceased was born in Scotland.  He came to America at the age of fifteen years, worked as a clerk in a drug store until 1840, when he returned to his native shores.  About the time he became a member of the Latter Day Saints church and was called to the priesthood, in which he continued until 1849., when he returned to this country and engaged in business in St. Louis.  He went to Council Bluffs, in 1851, came to this state, in 1854, and in 1859 came to this city and engaged in the mercantile business, in which he remained until (1871 or) 1874.  In 1866 he joined the reorganized church of the Latter Day Saints and after a short time was made president of the Southern Nebraska District and devoted much time to the organizing of churches of that faith.  In 1880 he entered the Omaha Medical college and studied for three years and then returned to this city and has since practiced here.  He was the father of eight children, four of whom survive him. He was a prominent Mason and a member of the Knights of Pythias.  The funeral will be held Monday, conducted by these elders.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Monday Morning, 26 July, 1897.

IVA LAURA EMMONS (Aug. 20, 1911-Nov. 3, 2002)
Iva Laura Emmons, 91, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002. She was born Aug. 20, 1911 in rural Paul to William and Mary (Oelke) Mitzner. She married Cecil Emmons in Sidney on March of 1934 and they later moved to Nebraska City. She worked at a canning factory, Dairy Queen, and as a babysitter. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Nebraska City and Lincoln. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and wood working. She is survived by son Larry and wife Janet of Lincoln; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters Zelma Thiesfeld, Stella Kastens, Maggie Brinkman, and Esther Balfour; and brother Fred Mitzner. Services were held today, Thursday, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home with burial at Lincoln Memorial Park.  (Note: Fred Mitzner married Gertrude Lechner, daughter of Theodore and Mary (Neuhalfen) Lechner.)
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: Thursday, 7 Nov 2002.

HOPE A. (BRAY) ESSER (Sept. 24, 1919-Feb. 15, 2006)
Hope Arlene (Bray) Esser, 86, Berthroud, Co.,  died Wednesday, Feb.15, 2006, at Berthoud Living Center.  She was born Sept. 24, 1919, at Burr, Ne.  daughter of Harry Barbar and Vila (Sawyer) Bray.  She married Delbert Esser July 3, 1937, at Rock Port, Me.  He died Dec. 23, 1985. Esser was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed crafts and sewing.  Surviving are a daughter, Norma Jean and Darrell Rowe, Berthoud; two grandsons, Anthony Scott “Tony” Rowe, Berthoud, and Steven Allen and Elizabeth Rowe, Denver; three-greatgrandchildren, Lauren Nicole, Corey Alexander and Haley Christina Rowe, all Denver; brother, Billie Gene and Shirley Bray, Flint, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband, Esser was preceded by three brothers, Kenneth Harry, Archie Wayne and Dale Everett Bray; and six sisters, Ida May, Doris Hazel and Dorothy Pearl Bray; Maxine Adeline Buckholz, Bernice Alice Peterson and Elizabeth Ann Margaret Carlentini.  Graveside services and interment will be Monday, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Longmont, Colo., Mountain View Cemetery. David Bradshaw of Life Bridge Christian Church will officiate.
Source: Nebraska City, NE  News Press, Feb. 17, 2006.

Dean R. Eyberg (Dec. 6, 1935 – Apr. 27, 2005)
Dean R. Eyberg, 69, died April 27, 2005. He was born Dec. 6, 1935, at Treynor, Iowa, son of Arthur and Hattie Eyberg.  He served in the U. S. Coast Guard from 1955-59, stationed in the South Seas and Alaska. He was retired from the CIT Group, Inc. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and beloved neighbor. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Coppell, Texas. He was married to Beverly Owens Eyberg 39 years.  Surviving are his brother, Hugo and Darlene, Council Bluffs, Iowa; sisters, Wanda Denton, Council Bluffs, and Verneta Liddell, Treynor, Iowa; numerous cousins, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by his parents and a sister, Dorothy Ann Bane.  Wake services were Sunday, May 1, at the Flower Mound Family Funeral Home, Flower Mound, Texas. Services were Monday, May 2, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Coppell.  Graveside services will be Thursday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church or your favorite charity. Flower Mound Family Funeral Home, Flower Mound, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska

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Cecilia C. Fitzekam (October 6, 1912-June 1, 2005)
Cecilia C. Fitzekam, 92, Nebraska City, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Duff's Friendship Villa, Nebraska City. She was born October 6, 1912 near Paul, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Durr) Heng. She married Otto O. Fitzekam February 28, 1933 at Paul. He died December 5, 1986. A housewife and homemaker, Cecilia Fitzekam and her husband owned and operated the former Fitzekam Grocery at Nebraska City. She was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and St. Benedict's Christian Mother's Altar Society. Surviving are her children: Colleen and William Schreiter, Nebraska City; Gordon and Margaret Fitzekam, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Douglas F. and Marilyn Fitzekam, Lincoln; and David and Anita Fitzekam, Omaha; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild; three step- great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law: Ruth Fitzekam and Maxine Fitzekam, Nebraska City; and other family members and friends. Besides her husband, she was preceded by three brothers: Victor, Felix and Robert Heng; and two sisters: Frances Volkmer and Marie Schreiter.
Services will be Saturday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Fathers Lyle Johnson and Mark Tasler will officiate. Interment will be at St. Benedict's Cemetery.
A rosary will be recited Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m., preceded by a St. Benedict's Christian Mothers rosary at 6:15 p.m., both at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to the St. Benedict's Catholic Church Renovation Fund. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Thursday, June 2, 2005.

Article: Captain Ray M. Flake from Nebraska City
Three Are Killed in Plane Crash
Pampa, Texas, Nov. 20-AP - The bodies of two aviation cadets and their instructors, missing from Pampa Army Airfield since into yesterday, were found in the wreckage of their twin engine training planes, 18 miles south of Pampa. The instructor, a veteran of 50 combat missions in the European theater, was Captain Ray M. Flake, age 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Flake, Sr., Nebraska City, Neb. The aviation cadets, both of whom where scheduled to receive their Officers’ bars and pilots wings.
Source: The Modesto Bee, Medesto, California, Monday, 20 Nov 1944.

Clyde N. Fletcher (d. Dec 16, 2004, age 87)
Funeral services for Clyde Fletcher, 87, of Avoca, who died on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, in Lincoln will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20 at First Christian Church in Weeping Water. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Hammons Family Funeral Chapel.
He is survived locally by wife Ermil, son Clyde, and daughter-in-law Doris Fletcher of Nebraska City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Avoca Cemetery.  Hammons Family Funeral Services in Weeping Water is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Dec, 2004.

BRIDGET "BETTY" A. (DURR) FOSTER (Feb. 1, 1903 - June 14, 2003)
Betty A. Foster, 100, of Nebraska City, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. She was born on February 1, 1903 to John Joseph and Margaret Louise (Carlin) Durr near Paul.
She married Thomas William Foster on June 9, 1931 in Omaha. She attended Peru State Teacher's College, Creighton University and Colorado University. She worked as a bookkeeper for Eppley Hotels Executive Office and Payne and Sons Realty Co. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Altar Society and Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters, the River County Arts and Crafts Group and a life-member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by sister Lucille M. Durr of Grand Island and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with the Rev. Ramon Decaen officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery southwest of Nebraska City.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.  Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City.   Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Wed., 18 June 2003.

Elizabeth M. Frazell (Jan. 2, 1913 - Mar. 28, 2005)
Elizabeth M. Frazell, age 92, Nebraska City, died Monday, March 28, 2005. She was born Jan. 2, 1913, at Smithfield.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Daryl and Phyllis Frazell, Otoe; daughter, Mary Lou and Edward Schaeffer, Leavenworth, Kan.; daughter-in-law, Lorraine, Omaha; eight grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by her husband, Harold, and a son, Gary.
Services will be Friday, April 1, at 1 p.m. at Wadlow-Rozanek Funeral Home, Lincoln. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation will be April 1 from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home, Lincoln, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., March 2005.

H. Frolich ()
Died In Nebraska
Nebraska City, Neb., March 10-(Special)-
H. Frolich, one of the oldest live stock commission men in this part of the country, died at his home in this city today after a lingering illness of nearly six weeks. He leaves a wife and six children. The deceased came here in 1874 and all of these years has been engaged in the live Stock commission business. His funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebr. Tuesday Morning, March 11, 1902.

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MRS. FLORA GARDNER (1883-1960)
GARDNER, MRS. FLORA, 77, of 4604 Lowell, died Friday. She was born in Tarkio, Mo., and had lived in Lincoln approximately 35 years, as well as in Syracuse and Bennet. She was a member of the College View Presbyterian Church. Survivors: husband, "Rex" Jerome Gardner; son, Richard E. of Toledo; daughters, Mrs Charles Haffey of Spokane, Wash., Mrs Calvin Hesson and Mrs. William Baker, both of Lincoln; sisters, Mrs. Harriet Jones of San Bernardino, Calif., and Mrs Pearl Knudson of Denver; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. Unbergers is in charge of arrangements.
Source: The Lincoln Star, Saturday, June 25, 1960.

Virginia A. Gardner (April 17, 1918- Dec. 21, 2004)
Virginia A. (Cohn) Gardner, 86, Plattsmouth, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at NHS Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. She was born April 17, 1918, at Nebraska City. She was the daughter of Charles and Lelia Alzina (Witty) Cohn. She married Sterling W. Gardner at Maryville, Mo.
Services are Friday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m. at Roby Funeral Home Chapel, Plattsmouth. Visitation is Thursday, 1-9 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Dec, 2004.

Martha Gentry (1808-16 Dec. 1881)
Mrs. Martha Gentry died at Nebraska City, Nebraska Dec. 16, 1881, aged 72 yrs. She was born in Licking, Ohio in 1808 and from there she moved near Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of eight. At the age of 24 she was married and moved to Lee County, 1850; at which time she moved to Nebraska, where she remained until her death. The mother of eight children, seven survive. Three of them living in Jasper County [Iowa]. They are J.R. Gentry, Mrs. Nancy McClelland and John Gentry. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Source: Prairie City (Iowa) News, "Obituaries, 1881-1900", Page 3. [submitted by Teddy Van Hoosen]

Theodore E. Gerber (1876-1935)
Nebraska City, Neb., Jan. 18 - AP - Funeral services  for Theodore E. Gerber, 59, grocer who lived here more than 50 years, will be held Sunday.  His widow and two children survive him.
Source: The Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Friday, Jan. 18, 1935.

Thomas Gillis (????-Aug 28, 1897)
Nebraska City, Neb., Aug. 28-(Special)
Thomas Gillis upon whom an operation was performed yesterday for strangulated hernia, died at an early hour this morning.  He was an employee at the union stock yards and leaves a wife and one child.
Source: Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Sunday Morning, August 29, 1897.

ALBERTA M. GOERING (1917-1999)
Alberta M. Goering, 82, of Unadilla, formerly of Louisville, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. She was born Feb. 10, 1917, in Syracuse to Harrison M. and Violet G. (Clark) Sawyer. She married Paul Lester Goering Jan. 27, 1940, in Sidney, Iowa. She was a homemaker who enjoyed baking, embroidery work for church and family. She is survived by her sons Ronald of Unadilla, Kenneth of Omaha, Richard and wife Joyce of Ashland; daughter-in-law Oda Goering of Avoca; sister Geleve Peterson of Aurora, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sons, three sisters and one brother. The funeral service was 2 pm Sept. 22 at Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home in Syracuse with the Rev. Ronald Russell officiating. Pallbearers included Scott Walker, Rob Jensen, David Smith, Mike Kerr, Tom Sawyer, Rick Keenan. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Unadilla. Mermorials were suggested to Hopewell Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Thursday, September 23, 1999.

CHARLES W. GOFF (1930-2008)
Charles W. Goff died Dec. 17, 2008, at age 78. Charles W. Goff was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Nebraska City, Neb. He served in the Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1955 and was an American Red Cross instructor. In 1956, he married Alice M. Reznick. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Mary; sons Mathew and Mark; sisters, Edith Biodrowski and Ruth Schiller; and one grandchild.  Arrangements by Mt. Scott funeral home.
Source: The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008.

William W. “Bill” Goff (Sept. 11, 1948-July 24, 2006)
William W. “Bill” Goff, 57, Nebraska City, died Monday, July 24, 2006, at Galveston, Texas. He was born Sept. 11, 1948, at Nebraska City, son of Warren_Bartloma and Clara Ernestine (Glockel) Goff. He married Patricia Hillman and later married Cheryl J.  Gigstad Oct. 8, 1994, at Nebraska City.  A 1966 Nebraska City High School graduate, Goff served in the U.S. Army in Korea from Sept. 30, 1966-Aug. 18, 1969. He was a member of the Eagles, Angus Association and former member of the American Legion.  Goff worked for Fitch Trucking, Bennet, as a truck driver 18 years. He loved the outdoors. Hobbies included boating and golfing. Goff also enjoyed model trains, working in and around the farm where he and Cheryl lived and especially spending time with his two grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Surviving are his wife, Cheryl, Nebraska City; daughter, Dawn Danielle Nelson, Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Robert Warren and Jennifer, Kearney; daughter, Opal Lynn Spidell and son R.J. Spidell, Nebraska City; two grandsons; eight sisters, Beverly and Lynn_Freed, Winnetka, Calif.; Nancy and Leland Strange, Chesapeake, Va.; Dorothy and Carter Herold, Rita and Fred Bishop, Ruth Bebout and Verna Smith, all Nebraska City; Donna and Jerry Bartch, Lincoln and Mary and Merlyn Williams, Talmage; a brother, Fred, Lincoln; brothers and sisters-in-law, including Shirley Goff, Light House Point, Fla., Orval and Carolyn Gigstad, Syracuse; Bob and Marti Gigstad, Garnett, Kan., and Jim and Tammy Gigstad, Nebraska City;  father and mother-in-law Dr. A.O. and Roberta Gigstad, Nebraska City; special nephew, Lance Barnes, Nebraska City; and many other nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.  Goff was preceded by his parents and a brother, Floyd.  Funeral Mass was Saturday, July 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Father Mark Cyza officiated. Interment was at St. Benedict’s Cemetery.  Members of American Legion Post No. 8 conducted military services. Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.  Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, July 29, 2006.

ANNA S. (BRANDT) GOTTWALD (Oct. 28, 1901 - Nov. 26, 2002)
Anna S. Gottwald, 101, of Nebraska City, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at Duff's Friendship Villa in Nebraska City.
She was born Oct. 28, 1901 in Nebraska City to Vitus and Josephine (Dietrich) Brandt. She married Adolph Gottwald Sept. 24, 1924 in Paul. She worked in the dietary department of St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City.
She survived by children Alton Gottwald and wife Marcella of Nebraska City, Rose Mary Burger and husband Albert of Nebraska City, and Bernadine Fox of Atchison, Kan.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband (1957), six brothers, four sisters, and an infant sibling.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in rural Nebraska City with the Rev. Sean Redmond and the Rev. Michael McCabe officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Sheldon, Clifford Kreifels, Allen Gottwald, Terry Fox, Tony Slupe, and Brian Faust.  A rosary will be recited Friday at 7 p.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund or the family's choice.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Friday, November 29, 2002.

Melvin W. Gieseking (August 13, 1924 – Jan 1, 2005)
Melvin W. Gieseking, 80, Nebraska City, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Nebraska City. He was born Aug. 13, 1924, at Talmage, son of Ted and Emma (Keene) Gieseking. He married Edna Seelhoff Jan. 24, 1948, at Avoca. She died June 21, 1995.
Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City. The Rev. Orrin Johnson will officiate. Intermet will be at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 8, Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Jan. 2005.

ANNA (SEIFERT) GOTTWALD (Sept. 6, 1866-d. age 80)
MRS. GOTTWALD DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS - Mrs. Anna Gottwald, age 80, died Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Viola Gerhart, 702 Second Avenue, where she made her home for the past three months. She was ill six months.
Mrs. Gottwald was born in Germany, Sept. 6, 1866, the daughter of Anton and Johanna Seifert and came to Nebraska City in 1875. She married Albin Gottwald at St. Benedict's church, Nebraska City, in 1888. Mr. Gottwald died on a farm near Talmage, Oct. 25, 1937.   [his tombstone: "Father b. 25 Oct. 1881- d. 25 Oct 1937"]
Surviving children are: Adolph and Mrs. Tony Heng, Nebraska City; Mrs. Louis Ullsperger, Sterling; Mrs. Carl Kreifels, Nebraska City and Mrs. Victor Heng, Talmage. A son, Otto, is dead. One sister, Mrs. Marie Francis, Okmulgee, Okla., 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church and of the altar society of that church.
Services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. H. H. Ingenhorst officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alton Gottwald, Gerald Heng, Raymond and Leo Ullsperger, Fredolin Ramold and Herman DeRoe.
St. Joseph's Altar Society will recite the Rosary at the home of Mr. Victor Heng Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Source: ?? newspaper. Oct 1947.

BENEDICT "BEN" GRESS (March 12, 1890-April 18, 1939)
BENEDICT GRESS FUNERAL THURSDAY; FARMER SOUTH OF CITY DIES AT OMAHA TUESDAY OF LONG ILLNESS-Funeral services for Benedict Gress, 49, farmer of south of Nebraska City, will be held at St. Benedict's Catholic church Thursday morning at 9 o'clock with Rev. Charles Bauer in charge. Burial will be at St. Benedict's.
Mr. Gress died in University hospital, Omaha, Tuesday after having been ill since November of last year.
He was born here March 12, 1890, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gress. He was married Feb. 28, 1927 at St. Benedict's church to Gertrude Gibson, who survives.
Surviving children are Stella, Lois, Cecelia and Virginia, all at home and these brothers and sisters; Joe Gress, Mrs. Teresa Tretter, Mrs. John Schnitzer and William Gress, Nebraska City; Christina Gress, Fort Recovery, O.; Mary Gress, Atchison, Kan.; Richard Gress of York, and John A. Gress, Mabton, Wash.
The body will lie in state at the Fassbender funeral home until time for the services and the casket will not be opened in church. The family asks that no flowers be sent.
Source: ?? newspaper, April 1939. (Note: died April 18, 1939; 1 st wife was Margaret Paben, 2 nd wife was Gertrude Gibson)

ELIZABETH (DIETZ) GRESS (23 Dec 1853- 1 May 1904)
DEATH OF AN ESTIMABLE WOMAN--Mrs. Frank Gress, who lives five miles south of this city on the Kearney road, died last night. After a lingering illness. She had been suffering for some time from tuberculosis and other complications, the cause of death being given as pneumonia. She leaves a husband and several children, and a large number of friends to mourn her death. She was a lady who was held in highest esteem by all, and was a good wife and a loving mother.
The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Benedict church.
Source: ?? paper. Tuesday May 3, 1904. (Note: b. 23 Dec 1853- d. 1 May 1904).

FRANK B. GRESS (February 3, 1889-? 1918)
DEATH OF FRANK B. GRESS - Known Farmer Passed Away Yesterday After Short Illness
Frank B. Gress died yesterday morning at his home, six miles south of the city, after an illness of about eight days. Pneumonia, following an attack of influenza was the cause of death.
He was born in Otoe County on February 3, 1889, on the farm where he passed away. He was one of the best known and most popular young farmers in the community and leaves a large circle of friends who will regret to learn of his death. He was united in marriage in this city in 1910 to Miss Jessie Scharp, who with four small children survive. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. William Gress of this city and five sisters, Mrs. Thersa Schmitz, Mrs. Emma Teader, Mrs. Elizabeth Schmitz, Mrs. Wendelin Pfeiffer and Miss Caroline Gress, all of this community.
Several months ago a small child of Mr. and Mrs. Gress lost its life when the home was burned.
The funeral announcement will be made later.
Source: ?? paper, 1918 (Note: several of the daughters' names are misspelled in this article; tombstone 1889-1918).

FRANZ "FRANK" XAVIER GRESS (3 Dec. 1852-14 March 1938)
DEATH COMES TO FRANK GRESS, 85, FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY AT ST. BENEDICT'S - Frank Gress, age 85, died Monday at Dunbar at 3 a.m. after an illness of a week. Old age caused the country pioneers death.
Born in Germany December 3, 1852, Mr. Gress came to Nebraska City when he was 12 years old. When he was 27 he was married to Elizabeth Deity at Nebraska City.  Mrs. Gress died May 1, 1905.
Mr. Gress was a farmer until he retired a few years ago. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic church.
Surviving children are Richard Gress, York; Sister Edeltrudis, Atchison, Kan.; Christina Gress, Fort Recovery, Ohio, and Mrs. John Schnitzer, John Gress, Joe Gress, Ben Gress, William Gress and Mrs. Leo Tretter of Nebraska City. Three children preceded their father in death. A brother, Raymond, also survives.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Benedict's church with Rev. Charles Beuer in charge. Burial will be at St. Benedict’s cemetery. No flowers. The body was removed to the Fassbender funeral home.
Source: ?? newspaper, March 1938 (Note: Frank died 14 March 1938; Frank’s wife’s last name is Deitz).

Kenneth Gress (9 Apr 1936-17 Mar 2007)
Kenneth "Kenny" Theodore Gress, 70, of Nebraska City, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, in Nebraska City. He was born on April 9, 1936 in Nebraska City to William and Martha (Burger) Gress. After graduating from the Nebraska City High School in 1953, he entered the Navy where he served during the Korean War. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Nebraska City where he met his wife, Carol Aufenkamp. They were united in marriage on Jan. 24, 1960 in Nebraska City. He attended Peru State College were he received his bachelor of science in Accounting in 1963. He was active in the Fraternal Order of Eagles #968, American Legion, DAV, VFW, a Master Mason in Western Star Lodge #2, A.F & A.M., and the Arbor Shrine Club. He held many different jobs and was employed by the Corps of Engineers, Morton House Kitchen, American Meter, and Peru State College. He also sold IDS. At the time of his death, he was employed at Dempster Industries in Beatrice. He enjoyed fishing, boating, going to the Eagles Club and sitting in his garage where he had drinks with his family and friends. His health had been failing in recent years, and, on March 17, he died as he was leaving the Eagles Club.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Florence and Delores; and brother Robert. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol Gress of Nebraska City; sister, Rosemary Gardner and husband Kenneth of Nebraska City; brother Donald Gress and wife Mary of Nebraska City; two brothers-in-law, Richard Aufenkamp and wife Ann of Nebraska City and Charles Aufenkamp and wife Betty of Bellevue; five sisters-in-law; Marie Pennisi and husband Joseph of Omaha, Marcene Bottcher and husband Willliam of Syracuse, Patricia Hyatt of Nebraska City, Patty Jo Aufenkamp of Nebraska City, and Helen Aufenkamp of Union; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at Peterson Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Marsha Anderson of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiating. Burial with full Military rites by the American Legion Post #9 and Nebraska National Guard Funeral Detail at will be at the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City. Casket-bearers will be Robert Gress, Jr., David Gress, Chris Gress, Eric Gress, Doug Gress, Shane Gress, Dick Lewis, Ron Schreiner and Al Hallaway. The family suggests memorials to The Nebraska City Rescue Squad. Services are entrusted to Peterson Mortuary of Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, March 20, 2007

Leona H. Gress (July 6, 1922-April 29, 2005)
Leona H. Gress, 82, Nebraska City, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at her home. She was born July 6, 1922, near Paul, the daughter of William John and Mary Theresa (Henner) Meredith. She married Edward Raymond Gress February 24, 1941, Nebraska City. He died December 9, 1975.
She attended school at the former St. Joseph's School at Paul. She was a housewife and homemaker. She worked at Morton House Kitchens, Ocoma Foods, Nebraska School for the Visually Handicapped, St. Mary's Hospital and Pendleton Woolen Mills. She was a longtime member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, St. Benedict's Christian Mothers and the Eagles Auxiliary.
Surviving are seven children: Jerry and Patricia, Omaha; Sharon and Tom Leckenby, Nashville, Tennessee; Doris and Rick Linderman, McCammon, Idaho; Martin and Gloria, Lincoln; Tom and Bertie, Nebraska City; Angie and Pat Sheldon, Percival, Iowa; and Mary Gress, Nebraska City; daughter-in-law, Kathy Gress, Lincoln; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Louise Glantz, Dripping Springs, Texas; Catherine Kleinweber, Nebraska City; Lucille Bintz, Indianapolis; Harvey Meredith, Naples, Florida; Jim Meredith and Roger Meredith, both Vista, California; Bill Meredith, Yankton, South Dakota; and Billy Neuhalfen, Las Vegas, Nevada; and other family and friends.
Besides her husband, she was preceded by a son, Kenneth; grandchildren: Brenda Leckenby and Johnny Gress; brothers: Herb Meredith, Lawrence Meredith and Al Schmitz; and a sister: Clara Woods.
Services were Monday, May 2, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Fathers Mark Tasler and Michael McCabe officiated. Interment was at St. Benedict's Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Nebraska City.
Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, was in charge of arrangements.
Source:  Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska,  Monday, May 2, 2005, Page 2.

MARIA (BAIER) GRESS (7 Sept 1860-7 Feb 1926)
Mrs. Raymond Gress died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at the family home in Kearney addition after an illness of short duration. She had been in failing health for some time but it was not until a week ago that her condition became serious.
She was born September 7, 1860, in Germany where she grew to young womanhood and came to Nebraska City in 1886 where she made her home. She was united in marriage to Raymond Gress May 10, 1887 at St. Benedict's church here. For many years they resided on a farm but some time ago retired and moved to the city to make their home. She was well known and highly esteemed in the community.
Six children were born to this union, four sons and two daughters. The eldest daughter, Cecelia Gress Haverkamp, died October 8, 1918 and the eldest son, John Gress, passed away March 16, 1919. She is survived by the husband and the following children, Andrew Gress, Mike Gress, Theodore Gress, Mrs. Anna McCord. She also leaves one sister, residing at Woodbum, Ore., and three sisters and a brother in Germany.
Funeral services will be held, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Benedict's Catholic Church with Rev. T. F. Kramer in charge. The pallbearers will be Fred Funks, Fred Weber, Andrew Ramold, Barney Hundrup, Joseph Laderer and Joseph Hallaman. Interment will be at St. Benedict's cemetery.
Source: ?? newspaper, Feb. 1926.  (Note: b. 7 Sept 1860 d. 7 Feb 1926)

MARGARET (PABEN) GRESS (1888-1919)
MOTHER AND CHILD DEAD: Mrs. Ben Gress and Infant Victims of Influenza - Mrs. Ben Gress died at the family home southeast of the city shortly before midnight Friday after an illness of ten days duration. Influenza was the cause of death. For several days her condition had been serious and death was not unexpected.
Shortly before midnight last night the youngest [Vincent Gress] of her two children passed away.
Mrs. Gress was born and reared in this county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Paben, pioneers. She was married to Ben Gress several years ago. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She has hundreds of friends in the community who will regret to learn of her death.
She was survived by the husband and two children, the youngest of which died twenty-four hours after the mother. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Paben, her parents, also survive.
The funeral services will be held at St. Benedict's Catholic church Monday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. F. S. Weigand officiating. The funeral cortege will leave the family home at 9 o'clock. Interment will be at St. Benedict's cemetery.
Source: ?? paper March 1919. (Tombstone: b. 1888 d. 1919 buried with child Vincent b. 1918 d. 1919).

MARY (GOELLER) GRESS (June 25, 1872-May 1928)
CANCER FATAL TO AGED WOMAN-Mrs. Raymond Gress a Well Respected Woman Passes Away at Hospital After Long Illness.
Following an illness of 11 months with cancer, the last six of which were spent in a hospital, Mrs. Raymond Gress, age 56, of Kearney addition died Sunday May 6.  Mrs. Gress's condition had been critical for several weeks.
Born June 25, 1872, in Wesphalia, Mo., Mrs. Gress, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Goeller spent her girlhood in the town of her birth and in Vienna, Mo.  She was first married in Vienna to Henry Boerner, October 26, 1898. They came to Nebraska City in 1902. Mr. Boerner died January 15, 1915.
April 6, 1926, she was married to Raymond Gress, who with three sons, three stepsons and one stepdaughter, survive.
Mrs. Gress was a faithful member of St. Benedict's Church, Kearney and of the Holy Rosary Society. Up to the time of her illness, she took an active part in all the church affairs.
Three sons, Casper, Henry, and Fred. Her stepchildren are Andrew, Mike and Theodore Gress and Mrs. Anna McCord. A brother, John Goeller, of Vienna, Mo., also survive.
Funeral Services held Tuesday morning at St. Benedict's church. Interment was at St. Benedict's cemetery.
Source: ?? newspaper, May 1928.

Pearl Ellen Gress (31 Mar 1926-28 Nov 2006)
Pearl Ellen Gress, 80, of Nebraska City, died at her home November 28, 2006. She was born March 31, 1926, in Nebraska City, to William and Dora (Kleineweber) Bennett. She graduated from the Nebraska City High School in 1944. On April 7, 1945 she married Robert W. Gress in Hiawatha, Kansas. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nebraska City. She enjoyed playing bridge in several clubs. She was preceded in death by her husband on October 2, 1980; three sisters, Wilma Gawart, Evelyn Schnitzer and Vera Saunders; and one brother, Lyle Bennett. Survivors include her sons: Robert Gress, Jr. and wife Connie, David Gress and wife Ramona, Chris Gress and Eric Gress, all of Nebraska City; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandchild; brother Gale Bennett of Nebraska City; other relatives and friends. Viewing will be Friday, December 1, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at Peterson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 2, at 10 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nebraska City, with Rev. Marsha Anderson officiating.  Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.  Peterson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: "Obituary",  Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Nebraska (Otoe County), December 1, 2006

ARNOLD H. GRIEPENSTROH (March 21, 1920 – Nov. 5, 2004)
Arnold Henry Griepenstroh, 84, Nebraska City, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at Methodist Hospital, Omaha. He was born March 21, 1920, at Dunbar, son of Henry Peter and Johanna Dena (Schomerus) Griepenstroh, Jr. He married Delphine Holtgrewe on Jan. 26, 1950, at Nebraska City.  He lived at Dunbar before moving to Nebraska City in 1989. He farmed in the Dunbar area for many years. He was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ, where he was a member of Bethel Plus, former member of the Spiritual Council, past president of the church council and past member of the parsonage building committee. He was a former 4-H leader, former board member of the Farmers Coop. of Dunbar/ Nehawka and the District 18 school board. He was a member of Card Club, Square Dance Club of Syracuse and Nebraska City, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 968 and former member of Nebraska City Elks Lodge No. 1049. He received the 100 Year Farm Award in 1990. He also received the SPF Swine Award. He loved farming, woodworking and attending the Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce film series. Surviving are his wife, Delphine, Nebraska City; daughter, Mary and Steve Loftis, Craig; son, Dean and Sue, Dunbar; grandchildren, Lisa and Lindsey Griepenstroh of Dunbar and Kevin, Robby and Katie Loftie of Craig; sister, Marie Sands, Nebraska City; brother-in-law, Merlyn and Alida Holtgrewe, Talmage; and many other relatives and friends.  Pallbearers will be Cliff Allen, Tim Bargary, Ben Boehm, James Griepenstroh, James Holtgrewe, Jimmy Holtegrewe, Dennis Ricken and Ted Schreiter. Services will be Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Church of Christ, Nebraska City, with the Rev. Orrin Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nov., 2004.

LaVerne H. "Red" Griepenstroh (1919-2002)
LaVerne H. "Red" Griepenstroh, 82, of Lincoln, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2002. He was born July 20, 1919 at Syracuse. He farmed in and around Nebraska City and Otoe County before moving to Lincoln in 1952. He worked as a truck driver and yard foreman/dispatcher at Johnson Supply Company/Lincoln Lumber for 33 years. He was an avid gardener and member of the Moose Lodge. He is survived by his daughters: Kathleen Johnson and husband Henry of Theodore, Ala. and Lori Griepenstroh of Lincoln; son LaVerne J. Griepenstroh of Lincoln; sister Helen Ramold of Nebraska City; brothers: Eldon Griepenstroh of Nebraska City, Virgil Griepenstroh and wife Lucille of Nebraska City, and Melvin Griepenstroh of Nampa, Idaho; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Marion Trumble and husband Dayle of Eagle, Neb.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Metcalf Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Gordon officiating. Burial will follow at Avondale Cemetery. Memorials will be to the family. Pallbearers were James Cook, Earl Ninneman, Max Gloekler, Jim Gish, Dan Detore and Bud Wise. Metcalf Funeral Home in Lincoln was in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City; March 5, 2002

Margaret  (Neels) Griepenstroh (Feb. 3, 1897 - March 7, 1989) 
 Hans & Maude (Meier) Neels gave birth to a daughter, Margaret Anna on February 3, 1897 in Talmage, Nebraska.  On September 28, 1922 in Talmage, Nebraska, Margaret and Ernest W. Griepenstroh united in marriage.  This marriage gave birth to one son, Arlen and three daughters:  Laurene, Esther and Ruth. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, husband on January 22, 1968, three brothers, two sisters, one grandchild, one great grandchild, and a son-in-law, Harold Morris.  In 1971, Margaret moved into Nebraska City from the family farm. Survivors of Margaret include her son and daughter-in-law Arlen and Kathleen Griepenstroh of Nebraska City, Nebraska;  her three daughters and son-in-laws:  Mrs. Johnny (Laurene) Bando of Nebraska City, Nebraska,  Mrs. Fred (Ruth) Viox of Nebraska City, Nebraska, and Mrs. Esther Morris of Dunbar, Nebraska; nine grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Augusta Cooley of Nebraska City, Nebraska; two sister-in-laws; Mrs. Frieda Neels of Dunbar, Nebraska and Mrs. Laura Neels of Campton Hills, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

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                                                                 IN MEMORY OF
                                                Mrs. Margaret Anna Griepenstroh

                                                                DATE OF BIRTH
                                                               February 3, 1897
                                                             Talmage, Nebraska

                                                                DATE OF DEATH
                                                                  March 7, 1989
                                                            Nebraska City, Nebraska

                                                                 SERVICE FROM
                                                       Bethel United Church of Christ
                                                        March 11, 1989 at 10:30 A.M.

                                                          CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING
                                                              Rev. Gary Nienkamp
                                                   ORGANIST: Mrs. Delphine Greipenstroh
                                                   VOCALIST: Mrs. Dorothy Broers

                                                                SPECIAL SELECTIONS
                                                             "Nearer My God to Thee"
                                                               "How Great Thou Art"

                                                                PALLBEARERS
                                                      Marvin Bando       Lanny Burr
                                                      Duane Damme      Don Morris
                                                      Alan Viox               Lynn Viox

                                                                   INTERMENT
                                                                 Wyuka Cemetery
                                                            Nebraska City, Nebraska

                                                                MEMORIALS TO
                                                  The Bethel United Church of Christ

                                                            ARRANGEMENTS BY
                                                               Peterson Mortuary
                                                         Nebraska City, Nebraska
                                                          Established Since 1882
Source: Obituary and funeral card from Peterson Mortuary, Nebraska City, Nebr.

SADIE MAE GROOMS 1922-2008
Sadie Mae Grooms, age 85 of Nebraska City died on November 5, 2008 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born November 29, 1922 at Wayne, the daughter of Fred and Alta Mae (Miller) Henderson. Sadie was one of 11 children in the family. Sadie was united in marriage to Frank Grooms, Jr. on July 5, 1941 at Falls City. To this union three children were born: Donna, Kathleen and Ronnie. Sadie worked for several years at the former Danny and Debbie Dare sewing factory in Auburn and later was employed at the Nebraska City High School as a cook in the hot lunch program. Prior to retiring, she worked at Duff's Friendship Villa in Nebraska City for some ten years. She was a former member of the Methodist Church at Nemaha. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and canning the fruits of her labor. Sadie was a skilled quilt maker; however the greatest love in her life were her children and her grandchildren. She was a very generous and giving person! She is survived by her children: Donna Herold of Nebraska City; Kathleen Byrom and husband Sid of Cameron, Mo.; Ronnie Grooms and wife Kim of Nebraska City; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; sisters Mary Von Keanel of Savannah, Mo., Donna Cole and husband Jim of St. Joseph, Mo. and Helen Wampler and husband Herb of Amazonia, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews, other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank on January 22, 1987, a grandson Joey Byrom, four brothers: Francis, George, Charlie and Oscar Henderson and three sisters: Vera Bowman, Josephine Henry, and Thelma Meers, Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 10, at the Qude Mortuary in Nebraska City, with Rev. Marsha Anderson of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Private family inurnment services were held at the East Union Cemetery, Union. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Nebraska City Rescue Squad Equipment Fund.
Handwritten Note: 13 Nov 2008 probably newspaper date.

Kenny Rae Gross (Feb. 6, 1948-Dec. 17, 2003)
Kenny Rae Gross, 55, Syracuse, died Wednesday (12/17/2003) in Las Vegas. Born, Lincoln (2/6/1948). Electrical construction manager. Survivors: wife, Connie; stepdaughter, Kristi Yearout and fiance Denny Good, Phoenix; parents, Ernie and Naomi Gross, Syracuse; mother-in-law, Betty Sawyer, Syracuse; sister, Susan McClatchey, Whittier, N.C.; brother-in-law, spouse, Tom and Kathy Sawyer, Nebraska City; many nieces and nephews. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, United Methodist Church, Syracuse. The Rev. Adam Davenport. Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse. Pallbearers:Preston Neil, Lonny Morrison, Robert Peterson, Troy Zahn, Tom Drebitko, Bill Schulte. Honorary pallbearers: Tom Shiflett, Larry Boehler, Lynn Erickson, Larry Wehril, Jimmy Pitts, Les Williams, Mike West, Eddie Carter, Bill Hermes. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Monday, Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home, Syracus; casket will be open one hour prior to services, church. Memorials, in lieu of flowers: family for the Electrical Apprentice Training.
Source: Lincoln [NE] Journal Star 12/23/2003.

Harold H. Groves (July 15, 1915 – July 11, 2005)
Harold "Shorty" H. Groves, 89, of Nebraska City, died at Duff’s Friendship Villa in Nebraska City Monday, July 11, 2005. He was born July 15, 1915 in Talmage to Charles and Bina (Shallenberger) Groves. He was united in marriage to Edna Mae McMullen on June 3, 1940 in Nebraska City.  He was in the United States Army and fought in Normandy during World War II where he received the Good Conduct Medal. He was retired from the United States Postal Service and was a mail carrier for many years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Eagles Club, American Legion, the V.F.W and 40 & 8.  He is survived by his wife, children Timothy Groves and wife Kim of Lincoln, Jenette Plumer and husband Marshall of Independence, Mo., five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other family and friends.  Funeral services will be Thursday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery with complete military rites conducted by the Nebraska Army National Guard. Visitation is Wednesday, July 13 with family greeting 7-8 p.m. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska.

MARY GUDE (1862-????)
Mrs. Mary Gude, a resident of this community for more than 20 years, died at the family home, 520 sixth Terrace, Kearney addition, Tuesday morning shortly after 2 o’clock. Heart trouble was the cause of death. She had been ill for the past two years and for several weeks her condition had been critical. She was born December 27, 1862, at St. Anthony, Ind. She grew to young womanhood in that state and was united in marriage to Bernard Gude at Evansville on October 24, 1882. The family came west and for some time resided in Missouri, and came to this city in 1903 where she was a devout member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. She was well known and highly esteemed in the community and has scores of friends who will regret to learn her death. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and was devoted to her family. She is survived by her husband and the following children, Mrs. G. W. Voges, Henry Gude, Clem Gude, Mrs. J.J. Sand, Mrs. S. F. Morris, T. H. Gude, Charles Gude, Bernard Gude, Ottmer Gude and Miss Emma Gude of this city and Mrs. Edward Morris of Union. She is also survived by four brothers, Joe, Adam, Frank and Val Vonderschmidt, residing in Indiana. Funeral services will be held at St. Benedict Catholic Church Thursday morning, with Rev. Fr. Stoltz in charge. Interment will be at St. Benedict cemetery. Six sons will act as pallbearers.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Date: unknown

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Charlotte Marie Hager (March 21 2005, age 81)
Funeral services for Charlotte Marie (Ervin) Hagar, age 81, of Bellevue, will be held at Roby Funeral Home Chapel in Plattsmouth at 10 a.m. Thursday.  She died Monday, March 21, 2005 at NHS University Hospital in Omaha.  Interment of cremains will be at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.  There is no visitation.  She grew up in Union and graduated from there in 1939.  She was a sales clerk and bookkeeper and lived in Portsmouth many years before moving to Belleview.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. March 2005.

Leo E. Hamm (1890-1923)
Wolrd War Veteran Victim of Pneumonia
(Special to the Star)
Nebraska City, Neb., Feb. 17 - Leo E. Hamm died here Thursday evening, after a long illness, starting with the flu and developing into pneumonia.  Mr. Hamm was thirty-three years of age, leaves a wife and one child.  He served overseas in the world war, in the 89th division, having been with the soldier boys from North Platte, as he was a barber in that city, when the war came on.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the Latter Day Saints church, of which he was a member.  The American Legion will take part in the services.
The Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Saturday, Feb. 17, 1923.

Lawrence L. Harms ( 20 Feb 2005, age 66)
Lawrence L. Harms, 66, Marysville, Kan., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at the Marysville Hospital.  A former Auburn resident, he and his wife moved to Marysville in 2002. Surviving are his wife, Wava, daughter, Janette Surrell, both Maryville, Kan.; three grandchildren; a brother, Walter "Wink" Harms; two sisters, Katherine and Jim Mensedike, Nebraska City; Marilyn and John Shere, Percival, Iowa; sister-in-law, Joan Harms, Auburn; and many other family and friends.  Services will be Friday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Interment will be at Camp Creek Cemetery. Complete military services will be conducted by members of American Legion Post No. 8, Nebraska City.  Family will greet friends Thursday, Feb. 24, from 7-8 p.m. at Gude Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the family. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr.  Feb. 2005.

VELDYNE E. HASELWOOD April 20, 1923 - Jan. 21, 2003
Veldyne Evalena Haselwood. 79, of Percival, Iowa, died Jan. 21, 2003 at her daughter's home in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was born April 20, 1923 to Winferd C. and Ethel (Patton) Irwin in Palmer. She married Edwin Thomas Haselwood on Aug. 14, 1943 in Inglewood. Calif. She taught in Fremont Rural Schools and worked for North American Aviation in California. After moving back to Percival, Iowa, she and her husband engaged in farming. She was a member of the First Christian church in Nebraska City. She is survived by son Eddy Haselwood and wife Alice of Pueblo, Colo.; daughters Annabelle Glasgow of Palmyra, Annette Black and husband Ellis of Buffalo, Wyo., Melody Hughes and husband Bob of Worcester, England, and Cheryl Evans and htisband Roger of Council Bluffs, Idwa; step-son James Donald of Wisconsin; brother Leo Irwin and wife Gloria of Omaha; sister Brenda Litkenhaus of Omaha; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her, parents. husband Edwin, and son-in-law Steve Glasgow. Funeral Services were Friday, Jan. 24, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City, with the Rev. Tony Salomone officiating. Burial was at the Grandview Cemetery near Sidney, Iowa. Pallbearers were: Tyler Glasgow, Trevor Glasgow, Kent Nash, Eric Evans, Beau Jennings, Adam Evans, Brandon Van Scyoc, and Tandon Van Scyoc. Memorials may be given to the Percival, Iowa. Rescue. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Friday, Jan. 24, 2003.

Back from the Philippines (1899)
Nebraska City, Neb. Nov. 21 (Special) -
Dr. O. C. Heise, who went to Manila last year with the Twelfth infantry with a commission as surgeon, is at his home in this city. He was compelled to resign his post on account of illness brought on by the tropical climate.
Source: Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday Morning, 22 Nov 1899.
Dr. Otto C. Heise (?-Feb 1900)
Nebraska City, Neb., Feb. 11 (Special) - The funeral of the late Dr. Otto C. Heise, was held this afternoon and was largely attended. The members of the Otoe county medical society acted at the honorary pallbearers.
Source: Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Neb., Monday Morning, Feb. 12, 1900.

George Hellier (????-Sept. 1897)
Nebraska City, Neb., Sept. 30-(Special)
The funeral of the late George Hellier was held at 10 O’clock this morning from St. Mary’s Episcopal church and was largely attended.  The public schools of the city were closed during the time of the services to enable all who desired to attend, and the board of education, of which the father of the deceased is a member, attended in a bedy (sic body).
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Friday Morning, October 1, 1897

SHAWN M. HENDERSON (Oct. 30, 1979 – Sept. 1, 2004)
Shawn Michael Henderson, age 24, Waterville, Maine, formerly of Nebraska City, died at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1979, at Omaha. He was a telemarketing customer service representative. He attended Calvary Community Church, Nebraska City. He loved karaoke, computers, movies and lighthouses. He also lived in Omaha.
Surviving are his mother, Julie Henderson of Nebraska City; brothers, Steve Henderson and fiancé Traci Schwede, Dunbar, and James Henderson, Plattsmouth, niece Kelsey Henderson; grandparents, Willard and Hazel Anderson and James and Eleanor Hatfield, all of Stromsburg; many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services are at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Marshall Funeral Chapel, Nebraska City. The Rev. Norman Anderson of Calvary Community Church will officiate. Urnbearers will be Steve and Jim Henderson. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials to family’s choice. Marshall Funeral Chapel, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, Sep ? 2004.

HELEN E. HENG (1900-1993)
Services for Helen E. Heng, 93, of Nebraska City will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church near Paul with Fr. Gary Gross officiating. Mrs. Heng, born the daughter of Charles and Anna (Schlagner) Rebhan on March 29, 1900, in Nebraska City, died July 17, at Duff’s Friendship Villa. She married Carl J. Heng on Nov. 14, 1922, and lived in the Paul area her entire life. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and altar society. Helen’s husband, Carl preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1988. She is also preceded in death by one daughter who died in infancy and two brothers. Mrs. Heng is survived by her sons, Carl Heng, Jr. of Nebraska City, David Heng and wife Patricia of Nebraska City and Leo Heng and wife Sonja of Nebraska City; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Rosary will be said 7:30 p.m. Monday at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Pallbearers will be David Heng, Jr., Patrick Heng, Dan Heng, Bill Shanahan, Tom Heng and Oscar Heng, Jr.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Monday, July 19, 1993.

LEONARD A. HENG (Jan. 17, 1920 - Feb. 15, 2003)
Leonard A. Heng, 83, of Nebraska City, died Feb. 15, 2003, at Duff's Friendship Villa in Nebraska City. He was born Jan. 17, 1920 to John and Elizabeth (Francois) Heng in Nebraska City. He married Clara Margaret Burger on Sept. 10, 1946 near Paul. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the Purple Heart and the Silver Star before being discharged in 1945. He was a steamfitter for Allied Chemical and a member of the Steam Fitters Union. He also worked construction for OPPD. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Nebraska City, the Knights of Columbus Council #3152, Eagles Aeerie #968, an the American Legion Post #8. He is survived by his wife Clara Heng of Nebraska City; children Dennis Heng and wife Lyn of Friend, Gary Heng and wife Valerie of Columbus, Roger Heng of Nebraska City, Vicki Sharp and husband Jeff of Loveland, Colo., Kris Chaney and husband Todd of Nebraska City, and Ron Heng of Nebraska City; sisters Laurene Volkmer and Rita Stuckenholtz and husband John, all of Nebraska City; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were Tuesday at St. Benedict's Church in Nebraska City. Burial was at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Nebraska City, with complete military services conducted by the American Legion Post #8. Pallbearers were: Greg Heng, Brian Heng, Jeff Heng, Tim Heng, Rich Buettner, and Ryan Sharp.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska city was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Tuesday February 18, 2003.

Joseph Henner (age 65-July 1897)
Joseph Henner aged sixty-five years, died in his home in this city from the effects of a paralytic shock received five months ago.  The interment took place today.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Wednesday Morning, July 21, 1897.

George B. Henricks (age 67-May 1910)
Nebraska City, Neb., May 28-
George B. Hendricks, one of the pioneer’s residents of Hendricks precinct, died at the age of sixty-seven. He has been a resident of that precinct for the past forty-five years and the precinct was named after his mother, who was there in the pioneer days. He is survived by his wife, two brothers, four sons and two daughters.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln Nebraska, May 29, 1910

Anthony Hessling (age 66-Oct. 1897)
Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 9-(Special)
Anthony Hessling, well-known German citizen, died Friday morning from cancer of the liver, aged sixty-six years.  The funeral services were held this morning from St. Benedict Catholic church.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Sunday Morning, October 10, 1897.

Gilbert L. Hespen (March 26, 1933-May 6, 2004)
Gilbert L. Hespen, 71, of Nebraska City, died on Thursday, May 6, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City. He was born on March 26, 1933 in Syracuse. He was married to Lorine Lechner on April 24, 1981 in Wray, Colorado.  He worked at ConAgra for 27 years as a meat cutter and was a former member of the Eagles in Nebraska City and Plattsmouth. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and taking care of his dog.  He is survived by his wife Lorine of Nebraska City; children Mary Grantski and husband Walter of Omaha, Carol Gruber and husband Robert of Manley, Barbara Espinosa and husband Paul of Lincoln, Patricia Hall and husband Stanley of Douglas, Nancy Simmons of Fremont, Bill Wirth and wife Carol of Syracuse, Gloria Mason and husband Lou of Lincoln and Darlene Wirth of Overland Park, Kansas; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Bud Hespen of Syracuse and Fred Hespen and wife Norma of Burlington, Colorado; sister Doris Sheehan of Weeping Water, other family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 10, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with Rev. Paul Coen officiating. Burial will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse.  The family will greet friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, at the mortuary.  A memorial fund is being established.  Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.  Note: In a letter postmarked May 12, 2004, from Marie Koeppel (Lorine's sister) to Alice (Lechner) Huey, Gilbert had a sudden heart attack and he died before the rescue squad got him to the hospital.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Nebr.  Date: Friday, May 7, 2004

Frances M. Hinkle (October 13, 1920-December 31, 2004)
Frances M. Hinkle, 84, of Mound City, Missouri, died Friday, December 31, 2004 at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, Iowa. She was born October 13, 1920 in Thurman, Iowa to Roy and Pearl (Shutts) Solleder. She married Cecil McAlexander on August 23, 1938 in Glenwood, Iowa. She later married Byron Hinkle on August 8, 1967 in the Methodist Church in Thurman, Iowa. She previously lived in Bigelow, Missouri. She graduated high school in Thurman and worked in Thurman as a telephone operator. She also worked in the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and Fremont County Attorney's Office where she was appointed Deputy Auditor. She was a member of the Thurman United Methodist Church. She was always family-oriented and enjoyed her children, grandchildren and family events throughout the year. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bryon Hinkle. She is survived by her son, Leroy and Rosanna McAlexander of Casa Grande, Arizona; daughter Michele Joleen and Roger Mattes of Sidney, Iowa; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; loving neighbors and many relatives and friends. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 4 at the Thurman Cemetery with Rev. Faye Fedlan officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial are suggested to the Mound City Library or the Thurman Methodist Church. The Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, Monday January 3, 2005.

Donald N. Hoberg (Aug. 24, 1928 - March 18, 2005) WW II and Korean War
Donald N. Hoberg, 76, of Omaha, formerly of Nebraska City and Beatrice, died March 17, 2005 (sic two different dates on article), at the Thomas Fitzgerald Veterans Home in Omaha. He was born Aug. 24, 1928, in Nebraska City to Norris H. and Juanita (Hauptman) Hoberg. He married Millicent Patricia Webber on Dec. 11, 1965 in Blair.
In 1946, he graduated from the Nebraska City High School. He served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He was the former owner and operator of Plamor Sporting Goods in Nebraska City until 1974. He was a member and past Commander of the American Legion Post #8. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge #1049 and Rotary Club, all of Nebraska City. He moved to the Omaha area in 1975, where he was a real estate broker for CBS Realty. In 1990, he moved to Beatrice where he resided in the Homestead Village. Due to health reasons, he returned to Omaha November 16, 2004, when he entered the Thomas Fitzgerald Veterans Home.  He was an avid Nebraska football fan and enjoyed golfing and bowling.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Dwaine Pucket, Sr.   Surviving are his sister, Marilyn Pucket, Beatrice; niece, Jo Carrol Schachenmeyer and husband Larry, Wilber; two nephews; previous wife, Pat Hoberg, Omaha; two step-sons, Gary Connell and wife Karen, Papillion, and David Connell of Omaha; two step-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.  Funeral service will be held Monday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Peterson Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. John Hodges officiating. Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.  Visitation will be held Sunday, March 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., with the family greeting friends at 12:30 p.m. until service time at Peterson Mortuary Chapel.
Pallbearers were David Connell, Evan Connell, Gary Connell, Bobby Livingston Dwain Pucket, Jr., Scott Pucket, Steve Pucket and Larry Schachmeyer.  Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice.  Funeral service will be Conducted by Peterson Mortuary of Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., March 2005.

Clarissa "Chrissy" Hofker Sept. 7, 1927 - Dec. 24, 2005
Clarissa "Chrissy" Hofker, 78, Nebraska City, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 at Beverly Healthcare Facility, Nebraska City. She was born Sept. 7, 1927, at Grand Island, daughter of William and Pearl (Polston) Roach. She married Clarence Starner April 24, 1948. He died Nov. 24, 2002. She later married Duane Hofker, also deceased. Surviving are her children, Trudy Starner, Nebraska City; Ricky Starner, Lincoln; Richard Starner, Wichita, Kan.; Shari Bea, Springfield, Ore.; Terry Hofker, Charleston, N. C.; Gary Hofker, Orange, Calif.; and Mike Hofker, Georgetown, Utah; brother, Gale Roach, Meta, Mo.; sister, Shirley Schreiner, Lincoln; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Besides her two husbands, Hofker was preceded by two infant sons, Danny and Larry, and two sisters, Joan and Phyllis. Graveside memorial services will be Friday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. at Wyuka Cemetery. Pastor Norman Anderson will officiate. Inurnment will follow. No visitation or viewing is scheduled. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Page 2, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005.

Marjorie Johnson Holland (1917-2005) view obit

William F. Hoppe (Nov. 7, 1964, age 83)
Wm. F. Hoppe dies in Lincoln - William F. Hoppe, Lincoln, died at 1 a.m. Saturday after an illness of about a month, according to word received in Nebraska City by Dwaine Ross, manager of the Hoppe lumber yard here.  Mr. Hoppe, who bought the Nebraska City yard in the late forties from Walter D. Kirtley, would have been 84 years old on November 12.  Surviving Mr. Hoppe are Mrs. Hoppe and three sons, John, Harold and William Hoppe, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Blessed Sacrament church, Seventeenth and Lake Street.
Source: ?? newspaper, Sunday, November 8, 1964.

Raymond L. Hoskins (Apr. 16, 1920-Dec. 11, 2004)
Raymond L. Hoskins, 84, Nebraska City, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Nebraska City. He was born April 16, 1920, at Wathena, Kan., son of Alonzo L. and Daisy M. (Kirby) Hoskins. He married Erma Burke March 29, 1940, at Rock Port, Mo.  He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.  Memorial services will be Thursday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. at Marshall funeral Chapel, Nebraska City, with Revs. Galen Skinner and Jerry Albright officiating. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Dec, 2004.

Mrs. Amanda Howard (age 64-Dec. 1897)
Nebraska City, Neb., Dec. 17-(Special)
Mrs. Amanda Howard, aged sixty-four years, died at her home in this city Thursday morning of heart disease, after quite a protracted illness.  A husband and five grown children are left to mourn her death.  The funeral was held Friday from the Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Saturday Morning, December 18, 1897.

infant Howe (?-8 July 1897)
Nebraska City, Neb, July 9.-(Special)
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howe died last evening of summer complaint, and the interment took place today.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Saturday Morning, July 10, 1897

Vilas Howell (Aug. 27, 1930-July 26, 2006)
Vilas “Curly” Howell, 75, of Nebraska City, died July 26, 2006 at Duff’s Friendship Villa in Nebraska City. He was born Aug. 27, 1930 in Burlington Junction, Mo., to Orie and Millie (Hartness) Howell. He married Mary Jane Betts on March 10, 1960 in Sidney, Iowa.  He formerly lived in Dunbar, moving to Nebraska City in 1974. He worked at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City for 29 years and served as cemetery superintendent for several years prior to retiring.  He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 968 of which he was a trustee for 11 years, Western Star Lodge No. 2, A.F.&A.M., both of Nebraska City, and Scottish Rite of Omaha. He loved to hunt and fish.  He is survived by wife Mary Jane Howell of Nebraska City; daughters and sons-in-law, Carma and Jim Eagans of Rock Port, Mo., Peggy and Dean Eagans of Rock Port, Tracy and Dan Bedsworth of Clarinda, Iowa, Jane and Donald Vollman of Tecumseh, Lisa and Dan DiRoma of Tarkio, Mo., Julie and Ron Schalk of Nebraska City, Melinda and Todd Moyer of Nebraska City; sons and daughter-in-law Virgil and Debbie Howell of Savona, N.Y., and Bill Howell of Nebraska City; sister Orene Dixon of Nebraska City; 27 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by son Vilas “Bubby”_Howell, daughter Jeanette Diel, and brother-in-law Harold Dixon.  Funeral services were Saturday, July 29, at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City with private family interment to be held at a later date.  Pastor Rob Conner of Cornerstone Church near Nebraska City officiated. Memorials are suggested to Western Star Lodge No. 2, A.F.&A.M. Marshall Funeral Chapel, Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, July 28, 2006.

Bertha V. Huber (Aug 2, 2006, age 100)
Bertha V. Huber, 100, of Nebraska City, formerly of Golden City, Mo., died at the Ambassador-Nebraska City in Nebraska City, Aug. 2, 2006.  Viewing is Friday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Peterson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Peterson Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City. Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.3, 2006.

KEARNEY HILL WOMAN IS DEAD
Mrs. Elizabeth Hundrup [Nov. 12, 1844-1929] of Long Residence; Born in Germany Funeral services will be held Monday morning at St. Benedict's church Kearney Hill, for Mrs. Elizabeth Hundrup, 85, who died, after several weeks' illness, at her home in Nebraska City late Thursday. Mrs. Hundrup was born November 12, 1844, in Germany. She came to America about 54 years ago and for 44 years had lived in and near Nebraska City. Her husband, a well known Otoe county farmer, died 15 years ago. They were married July 28, 1874 in Ohio, where they had lived for nearly a decade. Surviving Mrs. Hundrup are the following children: Joseph Hundrup, Padroni, Col.; Mrs. Earnest Gloeckel, Nebraska City; Mrs. Mary Neuhalfen, Hartington, Neb.; Mrs. John Kempkes, Sterling, Neb. There are 16 grandchildren. Mrs. Hundrup was a woman of great popularity in her Kearney Hill neighborhood, charitable, kind and thoughtful. Rev. I. Wells will have charge of the funeral service. Interment will.................(rest is missing) Source: Newspaper: Unknown, Nebraska City, Otoe Co. Nebr., Date: 1929 (Note: Elizabeth Hundrup's tombstone at St. Benedict's dates: 1844-1929, Husband was Anton Hundrup, St. Benedict's tombstone dates: 1845-1914.)

HELEN E. (LECHNER) HUSS (Mar 6, 1900-Apr 9, 1968)
MRS. HELEN HUSS RITES SATURDAY - Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Helen E. Huss, 2208 Second Avenue, Nebraska City, Saturday, 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic church with the Rev. George Heinzen, C.PP.S, officiating.  A Memorial Mass and burial will be held Monday, April 15, 10 a.m., at Wyuka cemetery. The Rosary will be recited Friday, 7 p.m., at Gude Mortuary.  Mrs. Huss died Tuesday night at St. Mary's hospital after being in failing health for two years. She was born March 6, 1900, at Nebraska City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Lechner. She married Edward Huss, September 3, 1919, at St. Benedict's Catholic church, Nebraska City. Mr. Huss died in February 1951.  She had lived in the Nebraska City community all her life. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Altar Society and the Apostleship of Prayer.  A son, Edward, Jr. preceded her in death.  Survivors include children: Mrs. Joseph L. (Ruth) Phillips, Savannah, Ga., Mrs. Roger (Darleen) Hartman, four grandsons, Lawrence, Roger and Steve Hartman and Jerry Phillips of Kansas City, Kansas.  Others include brothers, Theodore Lechner, Jr., of Mankato, Minn., Otmar, Wm. and Cletus Lechner of Nebraska City; Leonard Lechner of Fremont, Ervin Lechner of Beatrice, Francis Lechner of Trenton, Ill., and Kenneth Lechner of Seneca, Kans.; sisters, Mrs. Irene Schmidt of Mankato, Minn., Mrs. Catherine Kuwitzky of Shenandoah, Iowa, Mrs. Wm. B. (Lorene) Wirth of Unadilla, Mrs. Don (Marie) Koeppel, Nebraska City, Mrs. Elsie Gonzales of Omaha, Mrs. Evelyn Hager of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  One sister and three brothers also preceded her.   Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: ?? newspaper, April 1968.

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SYLVIA G. (RAMOLD) JACOBSON (Nov. 17, 1917 - Dec. 11, 2002)
Sylvia G. Jacobson, 85, of Syracuse, died Dec. 11, 2002 at Good Samaritan Center in Syracuse. She was born Nov. 17, 1917 to Andrew and Barbara (Schock) Ramold in Nebraska City.
She married Carl H. Jacobson on Aug. 5, 1941 in Lincoln. She attended St. Benedict's Catholic School in Nebraska City. She was a former member of the St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City and was a member of the St. Paulinus Catholic Church in Syracuse. She worked as a seamstress in a sewing factory.
She is survived by sons John Jacobson and wife Sharon of Lincoln and Dennis Jacobson and wife Nila of Lincoln; daughters Carla Plager and husband Harlan of Table Rock, Bonita Rhoten and husband Larry of Columbus, and Shirley Conradi and husband Ron of Unadilla; sisters Rosalia Kreifels of Nebraska City and Minnie Rickert of Diagonal, Iowa; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl, and 15 siblings.
Funeral Services will be Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at 2 p.m. at St. Paulinus Catholic Church in Syracuse with Rev. Michael Stec officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 5 from 2-8 p.m. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. at the Wyuka Funeral Home in Lincoln. There will be a one hour visitation before services at St. Paulinus Catholic Church.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Friday, December 13, 2002.

Robert E. James III (Aug. 18, 1927–Jan. 6, 2005)
Robert E. James, III, of Nebraska City died Jan. 6, 2005 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City. He was born on Aug. 18, 1927 to Robert Edward and Florence Jane (Cadwell) James in Nebraska City. He married Mary Ann Dunkle-Cottingham on June 25, 1949 in Nebraska City.  He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.  Services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nebraska City with Rev. Jerry Albright officiating. Intermet will be at Wyuka Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Jan. 2005.

Duane S. Janssen May 24, 1977 - July 31, 2005
Duane Scott Janssen, 28, Lincoln, formerly Nebraska City, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at his home. He was born May 24, 1977, at Nebraska City. A 1995 Nebraska City High School graduate, he was an artistic person who liked alternative music and enjoyed singing karaoke every Saturday night. He especially enjoyed being an uncle to his nieces and nephew. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Fran and Judy Chadwick, Nebraska City; father James G. Janssen; two sisters, Kimberly and Mike Barrett, Lincoln, and Jeannie Heiser, Council Bluffs, Iowa; four nieces and one nephew, Ashley, Alyssa and Abbie Heiser, and Chloe and Will Barrett; special friend, Dusti Zakrzewski, and other family and friends. He was preceded by his grand parents. Services will be Thursday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Father Michael McCabe of St. Mary's Catholic Church will officiate. Internment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug. 2005.

Charles E. Jones ()
Nebraska City, Neb., April 8-(Special)
Charles E. Jones, who has been a resident of this city for some years, died at his home yesterday, aged sixty-two years.  A wife and two children mourn his demise.  The interment took place this afternoon.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Saturday Morning, April 9, 1898.

Joy J. Juilfs (?-Sept. 12, 1991, age 85)
Services for Joy J. J. Juilfs, 85, of Talmage were held Saturday at the Faith Lutheran Church in Talmage. Juilfs, who was buried at the Fairview Cemetery, died Sept. 12, 1991, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln. He is survived by his brother, Irvin Juilfs of Yutan; and his sisters, Della Crowder of Lincoln, Edna Stribling of Auburn and Rosaline Brinkhoff of Syracuse. Casey-Witzenburg Mortuary in Talmage was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Sunday 9/15/1991.

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Valda Muriel Pitzer Kane (1919-2006)
NEBRASKA CITY - Valda Muriel KANE, 87, of Nebraska City, passed away at her home on Nov. 20, 2006. Born on May 19, 1919, in Madison, S.D. to Guy Albert and Winifred Belle (Owens) Pitzer. She attended school at Ashland High School and graduated with the class of 1937. She attended Lincoln School of Commerce. During her high school years she began working in the phone office of LT&T where she continued her employment until her retirement after 27 years in 1977.
She married Clifford D. Lant on Feb. 23, 1940, in Nebraska City. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1957. She later married E. George Kane on April 8, 1965, in Nebraska City. He also preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2006. She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, the Eagles Auxiliary, Community Workers of America, and the Telephone Pioneers.
She is survived by her children Clifford Lant and wife Bev of Lincoln, Rodger Lant, Tom Lant and wife Diane and John Lant and wife Charlene, all of Nebraska City; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Eugene Pitzer and friend Jeanine of San Diego, Calif.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her sister Doris Luse. Funeral services were held Nov. 24. at the Gude Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City with Father Michael McCabe officiating. Burial followed at the Wyuka Cemetery. Gude Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Note: Valda was also Harrison descendant. Valda's GG-grandmother Matilda Caroline Harrison Pitzer was the sister of my GGG-grandfather William Brice Harrison.  posted by 4th cousin, once removed, Kathie Harrison
Source: Ashland (Nebraska) Gazette, Nov. 2006.

Grace Elizabeth Kidd (May 4, 2006-July 27, 2006)
Grace Elizabeth Kidd, two months, died Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Alegent Midlands Community Hospital, Papillion. She was born May 4, 2006, at Omaha, daughter of Kory Lee and Michelle Suzanne (Shearer) Kidd.  Services were Monday, July 31, at Roby Funeral Home Chapel, Plattsmouth. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth.  Memorials are suggested to the American Sudden Infant Death_Syndrome Institute.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, July 31, 2006.

Mrs. Thomas King
Nebraska City, Neb., Jan. 10 - Mrs. Thomas King, aged seventy-nine, died at her home near this city where she lived since 1857.  She is survived by a husband, three sons and
a daughter.  Mrs. King, who is eighty years of age, is a large land owner.  The funeral took place this morning and the body was taken to Sidney for interment.
Source: Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, January 11, 1910

Lucia Boom Kirker (1897-1978)
Services for Mrs. Earl (Lucia) Kirker, 80, who died at University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, Tuesday, will be held on Friday at 1 p.m., at the Gude Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be sent to the East Dubuque, Ill., United Methodist Church. Mrs Kirker, a former Nebraska City resident, had lived in Marshalltown, Iowa, the last few years. Survivors include a son, Earl, of East Dubuque, Ill., three grandchildren, Mrs. Gerald Bade of Davenport, Iowa, and Janet and Carol Kirker, Brookfield, Wisc.; two brothers, Herman Boom of Medford, Oreg., and Richard Boom, Chino, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. S. L. (Anna) McCown of Omaha. Gude Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Wednesday, July 26, 1978.

Catherine Kleineweber (May 21, 1912-September 5, 2005)
Catherine J. Kleineweber, 93, Nebraska City, died Monday, September 5, 2005, at The Ambassador. She was born May 21, 1912, at Paul, daughter of Al Raymond and Clara Marie (Kreifels) Schmitz. She married William Casper Kleineweber May 30, 1930.
Kleineweber worked as a nurses aide and dental assistant. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Mary's Christian Mothers. Kleineweber enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, reading, gardening and most of all, praying.
Surviving are her daughter, Joan Taylor, Edmonds, Washington; three sons: Edward, Dunbar; Terry, Nebraska City; and Michael, Algona, Iowa; sisters: Lucille Bintz, Indianapolis; Louise Glantz, Dripping, Texas; and Sister Teresa Marie, St. Louis; brothers: Bill Meredith, Yankton, South Dakota; Harvey Meredith, Naples, Florida; and Roger and Jim Meredith, Vista, California; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded by her husband; son, William H.; daughter, Marilyn Danielson; brothers: Al Schmitz; and Lawrence and Herb Meredith; and two sisters: Clara Woods and Leona Gress.
Services will be Friday, September 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Nebraska City. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Nebraska City.  A rosary will be recited Thursday, September 8, at 7 p.m. at Gude Mortuary.   Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: "Obituary," Nebraska City News-Press, Thursday, September 8, 2005, Page 2.

Harry A. Koch  (Apr. 10, 1917-July 28, 2006) WW II
Harry A. Koch, 89, Nebraska City, died Friday afternoon, July 28, 2006, at St. Mary’s Community Hospital, Nebraska City. He was born April 10, 1917, near Odell, son of Otto and Blanche (Craven) Koch. He married Claryce E. Erdmann Sept. 8, 1945. She died Nov. 13, 1983.  Koch served in the U.S. Army from 1942-45. After his marriage, Koch and his wife lived on a farm 12 miles southwest of Wymore before they moved to Beatrice in 1980. He mowed yards for several people in the area.  Koch enjoyed gardening and painting.  Surviving are two daughters, Marcia Schlake, Beatrice, and Dee Wurtele, Nebraska City; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lula Saathoff, Beatrice, and Betty and Leonard Kramer, LeMars, Iowa; two brothers, Everett and Ileen, Mapleton, Iowa, and Arlo, Beatrice; sister-in-law, Mildred Koch; brothers-in-law, Jim and Harold Erdmann; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, Koch was preceded by two brothers, Percy and Roy and a sister, Jessie McBrien.  Services will be Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice. Pastor Owen Derrick will officiate. Interment will be at the Blue Springs Cemetery. Members of Bitting-Norman American_Legion Post No. 27 will conduct military rites.
Visitation is at Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice, until service time.  Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, July 31, 2006.

DON KOEPPEL (April 8, 1917-Oct. 11, 1989)
Services for Don J. Koeppel, age 72, of Nebraska City, a long time businessman in Nebraska City, are pending. Koeppel died Oct. 11, 1989, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born April 8, 1917, in Nebraska City, the son of Albert and Helen (Boius) Koeppel. He and Marie Lechner were married May 10, 1949, at St. Phillip Neri Church in Omaha. Koeppel was the owner and operator of Koeppel Dry Cleaners in Nebraska City for 29 years until retiring in 1984. He served in the U.S. Army First Calvary during World War II in the Pacific. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church; American Legion Post No. 8, Elks and Eagles Lodges, and United Commercial Travelers. Survivors are his wife, Marie Koeppel, Nebraska City; two sons, James A. Koeppel of Concord, Calif., and Donald Edward Koeppel, Yogo, Guam; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother. Memorials may be sent to the Lourdes Endowment Fund or the Nebraska City Rescue Squad. Gude Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Oct. 12, 1989.

Marie M. (Lechner) Koeppel (1924-2008)
Marie M. Koeppel, 83, Nebraska City, died Friday, June 27, 2008, at St. Mary’s Community Hospital. She was born Dec. 4, 1924, near Paul, daughter of Theodore Anthony and Agnes Christina (Kuhlman) Lechner. She married Donald Jerome Koeppel May 10, 1949, at St. Philip Neri Church, Omaha. He died Oct. 11, 1989. Koeppel and her husband owned and operated Koeppel Cleaners in Nebraska City 29 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters. Surviving are her sons, James Anthony and wife Sandy, Concord, Calif., and Donald Edward and wife Kathy, Red Oak, Iowa; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kristi and Zachary; sisters, Lorene Hespen, Syracuse, Elsie Hicks, Omaha, and Evelyn Rowe, Ragland, Ala.; and a brother, Francis Lechner, Trenton, Ill. Besides her husband, Koeppel was preceded by brothers, Leonard, Edward, William, Cletus, Ervin, Leo and Kenneth. Memorial mass is Wednesday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Fathers Michael McCabe and Mark Cyza will officiate. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. A rosary will be recited Tuesday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nebraska City. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, July 14, 2008.

Earl Henry Korring (1922-2007)
Earl Henry Korring, 85, of Nebraska City, died Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln. He was born on April 24, 1922 in Nebraska City, to Adolph and Orlinda (Vollman) Korring. He married Leona Lechner Wagner April 14, 1953 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City. He entered the Army on October 30, 1942 and was honorably discharged on January 17, 1946, as a Tech Sergeant in the 96th Infantry Division in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ, Fraternal Order of Eagles #968, American Legion Post #8, the V.F.W. of Nebraska City and the United Commercial Travelers. He was a farmer on the family farm southwest of Nebraska City until he retired in 2002. He was preceded in death by sister Irene Korring, brother Adolph Emil Korring, daughter Mary Ann Davis on March 7, 1979, and wife Leona on April 27, 1997. Survivors include his granddaughter, Linda Miyoshi and husband Dan of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Caroline Sarraillon of Nebraska City; brother, Fred Korring of Nebraska City; four nieces; and numerous great- and great-great nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services was Saturday, August 11, at Peterson Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. Rodger Good of the Bethel United Church of Christ officiated. Burial with full military rites by the American Legion Post #9 and Nebraska National Guard Funeral Detail was at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City. Honorary bearers were Walt Hohnroth, Ed Sasse and Keith Schreiter. Casket bearers were Steve Eden, Eugene Lechner, Norbert Lechner, Bill Olmer, Floyd Schmitz and Don Schomerus. [Note: nickname was “Shorty”]
 Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Tuesday, August 14, 2007.

Leona (Lechner) Korring (July 31, 1913 - April 27, 1997)
Leona T. Lechner was born on July 31, 1913 on the family farm near Nebraska City, Nebraska to Fredolin Nickolas (Nicholas) and Mary Walburga (Brandt) Lechner. Leona lived in Germany for a few years before returning to Nebraska City. She had a daughter, Mary Ann from a previous marriage. On April 14, 1953, Leona and Earl Korring were united in marriage at the St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City. Leona worked for the Wessel Clothing Store in Nebraska City and retired before the store was destoyed by fire. She was also a homemaker for her family and helped Earl on the family farm. Leona was a member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, cooking and in her younger years, dancing. Due to her health, Leona entered the Nebraska City Manor a few days before her passing on April 27, 1997, reaching the age of eighty-three years, nine months and twenty-six days. Leona was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Mary Ann Davis on March 16, 1979; sister, Della Boerner and three brothers: Robert Lechner, Carl Lechner and Otto Lechner.
Survivors of Leona include her husband, Earl Korring of Nebraska City, Nebraska; granddaughter, Linda and husband Dan Miyoshi of Honolulu, Hawaii; sister, Philomena " Minnie" Schmitz of Nebraska City, Nebraska; brother, Fredolin and wife Lorene Lechner of Nebraska City, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Caroline and husband Joseph Sarraillon of Nebraska City, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Fred Korring of Nebraska City, Nebraska; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family of Leona T. Korring would like to sincerely thank everyone for their kindness and thoughful expressions of love and comfort at at time when it is deeply needed and appreciated. May God bless each and every one of you.
Source: Obituary Card, Tuesday., April 29, 1997, Peterson Mortuary, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska.  (Note: 1st marriage to Hermann Wagner)

Mrs. Anna M. Kregel
Nebraska City, Neb., July 28-(Special)
Mrs. Anna M., wife of Henry Kregel died yesterday at her home in this city, aged sixty-eight years, eleven months and eighteen days.  For a number of years she has been a sufferer from palsy, and Sunday began to fail until death came to her relief.  The deceased was for many years a resident of this city and was held in the highest esteem by all.  A husband and four grown children are left to mourn her loss.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Tuesday Morning, 29 July 1897

MARY ANN (BOERNER) KREIFELS (Feb. 6, 1932-Oct. 19, 2002)
Mary Ann (Boerner) Kreifels died October 19, 2002, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. She was born February 6, 1932, to Casper and Eleanor Boerner in Nebraska City. She graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1949. She earned a bachelor's of science and a masters degree. She married Keith Kreifels in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on December 28, 1950. She taught at Dunbar Elementary School, District 29, in Otoe County, Otoe, and Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca school system, where she retired in 1994 after 30 years. She was a member of the Luther Memorial Church and the church's bell choir, Circle 8, music and worship, and Good Samaritan groups. She was also a food pantry volunteer. She was a member of Questers, Belles-a-Peelin', Delta Kappa Gamma, Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Friends of the Syracuse Library. She enjoyed following grandchildren dance, piano, ball and school activities. She also enjoyed traveling, walking and nature.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Tim Kreifels, Cathedral City, Calif.; Tom and Barb Kreifels, Syracuse; and Pete and Connie Kreifels, Dunbar; daughters and sons-in-law Laura and Mark Jobman, Aurora, and Lea and Mike Kinnison, Lincoln; 17 grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Ivan and Betty Boerner, Nebraska City; sister-in-law Virginia Grimes, Omaha; and brother-in-law Jule Smallfoot, Nebraska City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Syracuse. Interment will be at Parkhill Cemetery. Prayer service and Delta Kappa Gamma service are at 7 p.m. Monday, October 21, at Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home in Syracuse with family greeting friends from 7:30-9 p.m. Memorials go to the family's choice. Fusselman-Wymore-Funeral Home in Syracuse is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., October 21, 2002.

Norma Jean "Jeanie" Kreifels (12 Jul 1936-25 Jan 2007)
Norma Jean "Jeanie" Kreifels, 70, Nebraska City, died Thursday, January 25, 2007, at St. Mary's Community Hospital, Nebraska City, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 12, 1936, at Nebraska City, daughter of Kenneth and Elizabeth (Glockel) Neeley. She married Vernon "Duke" Kreifels September 5, 1953, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Kreifels was a devoted farm wife and mother. She took pride in raising her children and helping her husband on the farm. They had a partnership like none other. Later in life, Kreifels enjoyed all of the joys and spoils that come with being a grandmother and great-grandmother. The family enjoyed many fun trips together, memorable holidays and festive family picnics. Kreifels was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church southwest of Nebraska City, St. Joseph's Altar Society and the Eagles Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Duke, Nebraska City; children, Dale E. and wife Colleen, Opelousas, Louisiana; Bill and wife Joan, Nebraska City; Marsha Faulk and husband Steve, Honey Creek, Iowa; Greg and wife Christine, Kansas City, Kansas; JoAnn Krog and husband Dennis, Nebraska City; and Karen Meyer and husband Scott, Sioux City, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Mary Jacob and husband Haran, Eagle; and other family members and dear friends. Funeral Mass was Monday, January 29, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, southwest of Nebraska City. Father Thomas Bush officiated. Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, January 30, 2007, Page A-3.

Gregory A. "Buddy" Kreifels (age 49, 29 May 2008)
Gregory A. "Buddy" Kreifels, 49, Tonganoxie, Kansas, formerly of Nebraska City, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Lincoln after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Nebraska City to Vernon Dale "Duke" and Norma Jean "Jeannie" (Neeley) Kreifels. "Roadmaster" for Union Pacific Railroad for 32 years. Survivors: wife, Christine; children, Zeb, Nebraska City; Alexis, Plattsmouth; Martin, Nebraska City; father, Vernon "Duke," Nebraska City; siblings, Dale, Wichita, Kansas; Bill, Nebraska City; Marcia Faulk, Honey Creek, Iowa; JoAnn Krog, Nebraska City; Karen Meyer, Sioux City, Iowa nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2008, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, southwest of Nebraska City. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Rosary 7 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008 at the mortuary, followed by family visitation until 8 p.m. There will also be visitation at the church one hour prior to service time on Monday.Memorials may be directed to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church; or to the Otoe County Relay for Life. Gude Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Journal-Star, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska, 31 May 2008

LEONARD D. "DAN" KREIFELS (Oct. 12, 2002, age 67)
Leonard D. "Dan" Kreifels, 67, of Omaha, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha. He was born in Avoca to Otto and Gertrude (Straub) Kreifels.
He retired as a clerk from the Union Pacific Railroad.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Omaha; sons John Kreifels and wife Michele of Omaha and Scott Kreifels and wife Tammy of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter Cheryl Adamski and husband Joe of Philadelphia, Penn.; nine grandchildren; sisters Ramona Schreiner, Regina Barret and husband Ron, and Delrosa Riege, all of Nebraska City, and Juanita Engberg and husband Mel of Omaha; brother Ron Kreifels and wife Barb of Fremont; and sisters-in-law Mary Kay Kreifels of Falls City and Nettie Kreifels and Janet Taborsky, both of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Woody, Jerry and Bernie Kreifels; sister-in-law Phyllis Kreifels; and brothers-in-law Olan Spanjer and Orville Riege.  Memorials are suggested to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Omaha or to American Cancer Society.  A rosary will be held Monday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at West Center Chapel in Omaha. A Mass will be held Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Omaha. Interment will be at Calary Cemetery in Omaha with full military honors by American Legion Post #1. Visitation is from 2 p.m. Monday at West Center Chapel.   Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler in Omaha is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., October 14, 2002.

Orville A. Kreifels (15 Sept 1923-5 April 2005 WW II)
Services for Orville A. Kreifels, age 81, of Omaha, formerly of Springfield, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield.   Interment will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Benedict Cemetery, Nebraska City.
Visitation is Friday, 1-8 p.m. with wake service at 7 p.m., all at Kahler-Dolce Mortuary in Papillion. Memorials are suggested to Sarpy County Museum, St. Joseph Catholic Church or the family's choice.
Orville A. Kreifels served during Word War II in the Army Air Force's 831st. Bombardment Squadron, 485th Bombardment Group, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was co-owner of Kreifels Enterprises with three brothers. He served as chairman of the Sarpy County Democratic Party in the 1970s.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Rosalia, and wife, Patricia. He is survived by daughter Susan Kreifels of Honolulu, Hawaii; son and daughter-in-law Scott and Rebecca, Papillion; grandchildren Sheehan and Jones Kreifels; foster grandchild Remylen Corral; foster great-grandchild Ronald Castillo, Ill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Andrew and Margaret, Nebraska City, Allen and Delores, Springfield, and Floyd and Garnet, Nebraska City; sisters Barbara McCarthy, Hastings, and Mary Jean and husband, Clem LeCure, Macungie, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Apr. 2005.

PHYLLIS J. (Huss) KREIFELS (June 13, 1930-Aug. 11, 2002)
Phyllis J. Kreifels, 72, of Nebraska City, died Sunday, August 11, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City. She was born June 13, 1930 in Nebraska City, the daughter of August and Emma (Heinke) Huss.  On June 6, 1951, she married Elwood "Woody" Kreifels in Nebraska City.  She and her husband were longtime Alamito Dairy Distributors in Nebraska City.  She was the cook at St. Benedict's School for many years, retiring in 1993.  She was an active member of the Eagles and American Legion Auxiliaries; a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and a past officer of the Christian Mothers.  After her retirement, she continued to enjoy cooking for her family, music, and tending her garden and farm. She is survived by children Janene Bennett and husband Allen, James Kreifels and wife Marilyn and Chris Kreifels and wife Nicki, all of Nebraska City, and Randy Kreifels and wife Cindy of Bennett; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Marjorie Olson and husband Ronald of Wahoo; and special friend Marlen Hansen of Nebraska City.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elwood Kreifels; and infant son John Kreifels. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Nebraska City with the Rev. Mark Tasler officiating and burial at the church cemetery.  A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gude Mortuary.  Memorials go to St. Benedict Catholic Church or the G. R. A. C. E. Fund at Lourdes High School. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: Monday, August 12, 2002

ROSALIA AGNES (RAMOLD) KREIFELS (Jan. 21, 1903 - Oct. 22, 2003)
Rosalia Agnes (Ramold) Kreifels, 100, of Nebraska City, died on Oct. 22, 2003.  She was born on Jan. 21, 1903 to Andrew and Barbara (Schuck) Ramold south of Nebraska City.
She married Eugene G. Kreifels on Nov. 28, 1922 in Nebraska City. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City and a member of St. Benedict's Christian Mothers and Alter Society.
She is survived by children Orville Kreifels of Springfield, Allan Kreifels and wife Delores of Springfield, Andrew Kreifels and wife Margaret of Nebraska City, Floyd Kreifels and wife Garnet of Nebraska City, Barbara and Husband Robert McCarthy of Hastings and Mary Jean Lecure and husband C.W. of Macungie, Penn; sister Minnie Ricker of Mt. Ayer, Iowa; 26 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, four sisters, five brothers, daughter-in-law Patricia Kreifels and grandson Bruce LeCure.
Funeral services are at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Rev. Mark Tasler officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A Christian Mother's rosary will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, and a parish rosary following at 7 p.m., both at Gude Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City.  Memorials may be given to St. Benedict's Catholic Church or family choice. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Thursday, October 23, 2003.

HAROLD A. KRECKLOW (Nov 6, 1964, age 63)
Krecklow rites will be Sunday - Funeral services will be held Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Weeping water at 2:30 p.m., for Harold A. Krecklow, age 63, Elmwood, who died Friday at Bryan Memorial hospital. The Rev. Frederick Graes will officiate.
Burials will be in Immanuel cemetery, Louisville. Hobson-Dorr Funeral Home of Weeping Water is in charge of arrangements.
Harold A. Krecklow was born at Manley, and had been an Elmwood resident for 18 years. He was a carpenter and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Weeping Water.
Survivors include his widow, Lois; sons, Duane of Albuquerque, N. M., Dale of Nebraska City; David of San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Mrs. Larry (Darlene) Ahlman of Lincoln; brother, Lawrence of Manley; sister, Mrs. Robert (Amanda) Wiles of Louisville; and six grandchildren.
Source: ?? newspaper, Sunday, November 8, 1964.

Richard J. ‘Dick’ Krejci  (Aug. 29, 1932-Aug. 3, 2006)
Richard John “Dick” Krejci, 73, Louisville, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare Nursing Home, Plattsmouth. Funeral mass will be Monday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit, Plattsmouth. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Plattsmouth.  Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 6, from 1-5 p.m. at Roby Funeral Home, Chapel. The rosary will be Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at Roby Funeral Home Chapel.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.4, 2006.

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Edna Lamb (Apr. 4, 1915-Aug. 7, 2006)
Edna Lamb, 91, Syracuse, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at the Syracuse Good Samaritan Center. She was born April 4, 1915, near Syracuse, daughter of Henry and Anna (Damme) Schumacher. She married Robert Lamb Feb. 8, 1939, at Syracuse. He died in 1988.  A housewife, Lamb enjoyed being a member of the quilter group at her church, Northeast Juniors Extension Club and card club; and she volunteered on the Syracuse Rescue Squad, Meals on Wheels and at the Otoe County Fair.  Surviving are two sons, Dean and Ruth, and Kenneth and Barbara, all Syracuse; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild with two on the way; and two sisters-in-law, Mae and Eileen, both Palmyra.  Besides her husband, Lamb was preceded by brothers Elmer, Oscar and Alvin.  Services will be Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Syracuse. Pastor Sharon Morrow will officiate.  Interment will be at Warner Cemetery northeast of Syracuse.  Pallbearers will be: Jerry Cavanaugh, James Tiernan, Matt Lamb, Craig Lamb, Craig Stevenson, Lee McGinnis and Richard Kuenning.  Honorary pallbearers will be: Angie Cavanaugh, Jamie Tiernan, Kelly Stevenson, Becky Lamb and Lisa Lamb.  Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. with family
members greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home, Syracuse.  Memorials are suggested to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Syracuse; the Syracuse Rescue Squad or the Syracuse Public Library.  Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home, Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.8, 2006.

Wava Darlene Lane (Feb. 24, 1935-Aug. 1, 2006)
Wava Darlene Lane, 71, of Shenandoah, Iowa, died Aug. 1, 2006 at Beverly Health Care, Nebraska City. She was born Feb. 24, 1935 in Fremont County, Iowa, to George and Flossie (Forney) Shane. She married Clifford Hill in 1953. He died in 1973. She married George T. Lane May 23, 1975 in Maryville, Mo.  She formerly lived in Bartlett, Thurman and Percival, Iowa, before moving to Shenandoah in 1975. She was a 1953 graduate of Bartlett High School. A homemaker, she enjoyed staying at home and helping her husband with the family business. She enjoyed camping and fishing.  Survivors include her husband, George Lane of Shenandoah; son David Hill and wife Kris of Nebraska City; stepdaughters Lorrie Murphy of Villisca, Iowa, Marilyn Bucy and husband Darrell of Osceola; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Hill; half-sister LaVerna Fender; half-brothers Dorvin Grindle, Delbert
Grindle and Virgil Grindle.  Graveside services will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. at Thurman Iowa Cemetery. Gary Moles will officiate.  Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Friday at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.
A memorial fund has been established.  Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.3, 2006.

Bertha Anna Larrick (Feb. 28, 1914 – Jan 4, 1997)
Bertha Ann Larrick, 82, of Sabetha, Kan., formerly of Nebraska City died Saturday, January 4, 1997, at the Sabetha Manor. She was born Feb. 28, 1914, to Vincent Michael and Anna Violet Hayes Harmon near Elwood, Kan. She married Curtis F. Larrick in 1940 in Hiawatha, Kan.
She attended country school in Brown County, Kan., and graduated from Hiawatha High School. She worked at the Brown County Infirmary before moving to Nebraska City and working as a nurse aid at St. Mary’s Hospital.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City and was a member of the Eagles and VFW Auxiliary in Nebraska City.
She is survived by two sisters, Helen Key of Sabetha, Kan., and Iva Davey of Tulsa, Okla., and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by her parents, husband Curtis, two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha [Kansas] with Fr. Emeric Fletcher officiating. Burial is in the Sabatha Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska. January 1997.

ANNA (RAMOLD) LECHNER (19 Nov 1872- 22 May 1954)
RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. LECHNER-Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Benedict's Catholic church for Mrs. Anna Ramold Lechner, who died at 11p.m. Saturday at her home southwest of Nebraska City. She had been ill nine years. Rev. John Kraus will officiate and burial will be at St. Benedict's cemetery.
Mrs. Lechner was born Nov. 19, 1872, southwest of Nebraska City, the daughter of George and Anna Ramold. She married John N. Lechner April 28, 1895 at St. Benedict's Catholic church. She was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic church and of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St. Benedict's church.
She is survived by five sons, George, Joe, Harry and Ralph Lechner, Nebraska City, and Clarence Lechner, Dunbar, and four daughters, Mrs. Ella Boerner, Heldegarde Lechner and Mrs. Gladys Parker, Nebraska City, and Mrs. Beatrice Wright of Dunbar.
Other survivors include a brother, Ed Ramold, Nebraska City; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Witt, and Emma Ramold, Nebraska City, and Mrs. Henry Hohman, Manley, Neb.; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, a son, Vincent Lechner, two brothers, three sisters and a grandchild preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be Carl Lechner, Henry Lutz, Ralph Ramold, John Ramold, John Ramold, Otmar Lechner and Mark Hohman. The body was taken to the Fassbender funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The casket will not be opened at the church.
Members of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St. Benedict's Catholic church are to meet in front of the church are to meet in front of the church Wednesday morning in order to attend the services in a group.
Source: ?? newspaper, May 1954.  (Note: Marriage records Otoe County, Nebraska, marriage date April 28, 1896.)

ANNA MARIA "MARY" (NEUHALFEN) LECHNER (13 Oct 1878- ? 1915)
WELL KNOWN WOMAN DIED AT HOME SOUTHWEST OF CITY LAST NIGHT - Mrs. Mary Lechner, wife of Theodore Lechner, died at 10:15 o'clock last night at the family home seven and one-half miles southwest of Nebraska City after an illness of a months duration of stomach trouble.
Mrs. Lechner was born in Illinois in 1879 ( sic 13 Oct 1878) and came to Nebraska with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Neuhalfen, when quite young and has continued to make her home here since. She was married to Theodore Lechner in this county in 1898. She was highly esteemed and very popular throughout this community and leaves hundreds of friends who will mourn her death. She was devout member of St. Joseph's Catholic church and has always taken great interest in church work.
She is survived by the husband and four daughters, Misses Helen, Gertrude, Catherine and Irene Lechner, three sons, Theodore, Emil and Ottman Lechner, mother, Mrs. John Neuhalfen, sisters, Mrs. Frank Scheiter and Mrs. M. Hauselmann, and three brothers, John, William and Frank Neuhalfen, of this county.
The funeral will be from St. Joseph's church and interment will be at St. Joseph's cemetery, Rev. C. Broermann will conduct the services. The hour and day of holding the funeral will be announced later.
Source: ?? paper,1915 (no date on clipping) (Note: b. 13 Oct 1878- d. 1915).

CARL FRANK LECHNER (9 May 1901- 23 Nov 1983)
Services for Carl F. Lechner, age 82, of Nebraska City will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church with the Rev. John Cooper, assistant pastor, officiating.  The Rosary will be Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Gude Mortuary chapel.
Mr. Lechner died November 23, 1983, at Lutheran Hospital in Omaha.
He was born May 9, 1901, in Nebraska City, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fredolin Lechner. He and Viola Tucker were married August 16, 1927, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City.
Mr. Lechner had lived in the Nebraska City community his entire life, farming until he retired. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Holy Name Society.
Survivors include his wife, Viola, Nebraska City; children, Arnold Lechner of San Antonio, Texas, Norbert Lechner and Mrs. Arlen (Kathleen) Griepenstroh of Nebraska City, and Mrs. Frank (Jean) Godak, Norfolk, VA.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Lechner and Fredolin Lechner, both of Nebraska City; and sisters, Mrs Earl (Leona) Korring and Mrs. Bernard (Minnie) Schmitz, both of Nebraska City.
Pallbearers will be Eugene Lechner, Floyd Schmitz, Robert Lechner, David Lechner, Robert Davis and Ed Sasse.
Burial will be in St. Benedict's Cemetery. Gude Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Source: ?? newspaper, Nov. 1983.

CAROLINE MARIE LECHNER
Caroline Lechner, eight-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lechner, of four and one-half miles southwest of Nebraska City, died at home early Saturday morning after a serious illness of six days.
Born January 19, 1924, the little girl spent her entire life at the farm home where she died. She was the oldest child, is survived by one sister, Rose Marie, and her parents.
Caroline was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church. she attended school in District 30, southwest of town, where her death is mourned by her classmates.
Funeral services will be Monday Morning at 9 o'clock at St. Benedict's Church in Nebraska City, with Rev. Ivo C. Weis conducting. Burial will be at St. Benedict's cemetery.
Source: ?? Newspaper, Sept. 1932 (Note: b. 19 Jan 1924- d. 17 Sept 1932).

CLARENCE MARK G. LECHNER (March 10, 1909-June 24, 1997)
Clarence M. Lechner, age 88, of Nebraska City died Tuesday, June 24, 1997.  He was born March 10, 1909, south of Nebraska City to John and Anna (Ramold) Lechner.
He married Margaret C. Bossung Feb. 10, 1931, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City. They lived on a farm near Dunbar until they moved to Nebraska City in 1968.
Pallbearers included Allen Teten, George Stock, Allen Bossung, John Gawart, Tom Bennett and Junius Koch.
A funeral service was 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Barbara and husband Don Andrastek of Garden Grove, Calif.; and many other relatives.
Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Gude Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Memorials were suggested to St. Mary's Catholic Church or its cemetery.
Source: ?? newspaper, July 1, 1997.

CLETUS LECHNER (March 22, 1922-Jan. 12, 1984) WW II
Services for Nebraska City resident
Cletus F. Lechner, 61, who died Jan. 12, 1984, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lincoln, will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Phillip Rauth will officiate. Lechner was born March 22, 1922, in Nebraska City, the son of Theodore A. and Agnes (Kuhlman) Lechner. He had lived in Nebraska City his entire life. A member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the American Legion and the Eagles Club, Lechner had served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.
Survivors include 10 brothers and sisters, Mrs. Gilbert (Lorene) Hespen of Plattsmouth; Mrs. Don (Marie) Koeppel of Nebraska City; Leonard Lechner of Fremont; Mrs. Manuel (Elsie) Gonzales of Omaha, Mrs. Marion (Evelyn) Hager of Pell City, Ala., Francis Lechner of Trenton, Ill,. Ervin Lechner of Beatrice, Kenneth Lechner of Goff, Kan., Katherine Kuwitzky of Shennandoah, Iowa, and Irene Schmitz of Mankato, Minn. Two sisters and six brothers preceded him in death. The family suggests memorials to the Lourdes Endowment Fund. Complete military services will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 8 of Nebraska City. The rosary will be Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Gude Mortuary chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Paul. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Jan. 13, 1984.

Dorothy C. (Gibson) Lechner (1917-2008)
Dorothy C. Lechner, 91, of Nebraska City died Nov. 16, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City peacefully and surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Aug. 4, 1917 at Nebraska City, the daughter of Joshua G. and Henrietta Lucretia (Smith) Gibson. She graduated from the Nebraska City High School with the class of 1935. She married Otmar Frank Lechner in October of 1935 at Hartington, Neb. In addition to being a housewife and homemaker for her family, Dorothy also worked at the former Sipple Laundry/Drycleaning in Nebraska City, Ocomo Foods, American Meter Company and Pendleton Woolen Mill. She was a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City and the Eagles Auxiliary. She is survived by her three children: Glen Lechner and wife Peggy of Nebraska City, Shirley Mead and husband Tom of Nebraska City and Garry Lechner and wife Carol of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; special friend Rita Stuck of Nebraska City; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law; nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Otmar in 1983, a great-grandson and a sister, Ruby Albrecht. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with Rev. Rodger Good of the Bethel United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Wyuka Cemetery at Nebraska City. The family will greet friends from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Gude Mortuary. Memorials may be given to the Nebraska City Rescue Squad or the Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City. Gude Mortuary is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City Newspress, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, Monday, November 17, 2008.

EDWARD H. LECHNER (July 29, 1918 – Dec. 19, 1944) WW II KIA
Note: Buried in Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belguim, Plot C, Row 26, Grave 17 view tombstone (researched by and photo credit Scott A. Huey).
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR LT. LECHNER
Memorial services for Lt. Edward H. Lechner killed in action in France Dec. 19, 1944, will be held Thursday, June 28, at 9 a.m., at St. Joseph's church near Paul. Rev. A. M. Faessler will give the address.  Lieut. Lechner was awarded a citation for conspicuously meritorious and outstanding performance of military duty as squadron leader in France, Nov. 14, 1944. The award was made by Brigadier General B. B. Miltonberger, the colonel. Lt. Lechner was killed Dec. 19, 1944 and had received his commission only a short time before this date. He was in service four years and fought through France and Germany.
Lt. Lechner was born at Paul, the son of Theodore Lechner and the late Mrs. Lechner. He is survived by his father and the following half brothers and sisters: Mrs. Edward Huss, Union; Mrs Williard Kuwitzky, Mrs. Jack Smith, Nebraska City; Mrs. Michael Schmidt, Hartington; Otmar Lechner, Nebraska City; Emil Lechner, Seneca, Ks.; Ted Lechner, Jr., Concord, Nebr. Brothers and sisters are William, Cletes, Lorine, Marie, Leonard, Elsie, Evelyn, Francis, Leo, Ervin and Kenneth Lechner, at home.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., abt. June 1945.

FREDOLIN NICHOLAS LECHNER (2 Mar 1872- 8 Jul 1947)
DEATH COMES TO FRED N. LECHNER-Fred Lechner, 75, well known Nebraska City farmer, died suddenly at his home southwest of Nebraska City early Tuesday of an illness which had extended over a period of several months.
Born in Otoe Co., March 2, 1872, he was the son of Richard and Mary Lechner, pioneers. He was educated at St. Benedicts school and in 1896 was married to Mary Stahl, who died a few years later. On June 18, 1907, he married Mary Brandt, who survives together with following children: Robert, Carl, Otto, Fredolin, Jr., Mrs. Fred Boerner, Mrs. Leona Wagner, and Mrs. Bernard Schmitz, all of Nebraska City. One son, Leo, is deceased.
Other survivors are his brother Theodore, sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Mr. Lechner was a farmer all his life, was closely associated with St. Benedicts Catholic Church, Kearney Hill; belonged to the Sons of Hermann and Eagle Lodges and was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Benedict's.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Benedict's on Friday morning at 10 o'clock, and the Rosary will be recited at the family home Thursday evening at eight o'clock. Father Charles Bauer will officiate at each service.
Pallbearers will be six nephews: Cletus Lechner, Alton Gottwald, Paul Brandt, Harry Lechner, Joe Lechner, and William Lechner. Interment at St. Benedict's cemetery. The body is at the Fassbender funeral Home.
Source: ?? newspaper, July 1947. (Note: b. 2 March 1872-d. 8 July 1947)

FREDOLIN T. LECHNER (Sept. 17, 1917 – Dec. 12, 2004)
Fredolin T. Lechner, 87, Phoenix, Arizona, formerly Nebraska City, died Sunday, December 12, 2004, at the Phoenix Baptist Hospital. He was born September 17, 1917, in Otoe County, son of Fredolin N. and Mary W. (Brandt) Lechner. He married Lorene A. Polston November 7, 1939, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. She died March 2, 2002.
Lechner worked for the Corps of Engineers for many years. He primarily was a power plant operator in Riverdale, North Dakota. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church.
Surviving are his children: Alice Huey, and Judy and David Ison, all of Phoenix, Arizona; James Lechner, Buena Park, California; David and Linda Lechner, Grand Ledge, Michigan; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great- great-granddaughter; sister, Minnie Schmitz, Nebraska City; and other family and friends.
Services will be Saturday, December 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Father Mark Tasler will celebrate Mass. Interment will be at St. Benedict's Cemetery. A rosary will be recited Friday, December 17, at 7 p.m. at Gude Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska City Rescue Squad. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Dec 2004.  (Note: Fredolin Theodore Lechner is the grandson of Richard & Mary “Gress” Lechner)

GEORGE RICHARD LECHNER (May 12, 1896 - Aug. 5, 1961)
George R. Lechner was born May 12, 1896, son of John and Anna (Ramold) Lechner. He was the oldest of ten children, five brothers, Joseph, Vincent, Harry, Ralph and Clarence, four sisters, Mrs. Casper (Ella) Boerner, Hildagard, Mrs. Walter (Beatrice) Wright and Mrs. Jessie (Gladys) Parker. He was raised five miles southwest of Nebraska City, attended school Dist. #56, which he had to walk one mile south to attend St. Benedict's Catholic Church, served in World War I, military policeman.
January 29, 1920 he married a neighbor girl Emma Schomerus, she was born August 23, 1895, daughter of Enno and Marie (Arends) Schomerus, she was the fifth of seven children, one brother Arnold Schomerus, five sisters, Mrs. Henry (Anna) Kircher, Mrs. Nick (Marie) Burkhart, Mrs. Henry (Dena) Griepenstroh, Mrs. Karl (Clara) Scharp and Mrs. Edward (Alma) Peterson. She was raised three miles southwest of Nebraska City. Attended school Dist. # 30, which was right across the road, and attended Evangelical and Reformed Church. She said when she was young it was like speaking three languages--in school English, church high German and at home low German. Employed at the Nebraska School for Blind until she married.
They moved on a farm one half mile east of his home place. About one and half year later, they purchased the farm across the road from Henry W. Wells. They worked hard to pay for this farm, going through the depression and dry early 30's. Raised hogs, chickens and milk cows. Their cream and egg money paid for the grocery.
They were married seventeen years when one daughter Georgia Marie was born March 27, 1937. Shortly before her confirmation in 1950 they became members of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (which now is the Bethel United Church of Christ).
When their daughter Georgia married Merlyn Teten in 1957, they purchased a new home at 1919 Third Avenue, Nebraska City. Their son-in-law Merlyn passed away 1965, their daughter then married Victor Teten 1967.
They had three grandsons, Michael, Allen and Loyd Teten. George passed away at St. Mary's Hospital August 5, 1961 at the age of 65.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr.

GERTRUDE L. (LUTZ) LECHNER (25 Aug 1901-12 June 1983)
Services for Mrs. Robert (Gertrude) Lechner, age 81, of Nebraska City will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church with the Rev. Lyle Johnson officiating. Mrs. Lechner died Sunday [12 June 1983] at St. Elizabeth's Community Care Center in Lincoln.
Mrs. Lechner was born Aug. 25, 1901, in Nebraska City, the daughter of Joseph and Caroline Lutz. She married Robert F. Lechner Dec. 27, 1921, at St. Benedict's Church in Nebraska City.
A lifetime resident of Nebraska City, Mrs. Lechner was a member of St. Benedict's Church and Christian Mothers and Altar Society.
Survivors including her husband; two children, Mrs. Ralph (Rose Marie) Miller of Nebraska City and Robert Lechner of Nebraska City; five grandchildren; a brother, Henry Lutz of Nebraska City; a sister, Anna Brehm of Franklin, Nebr. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death, as well as a daughter, Caroline, who died in childhood.
The Rosary will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Gude Mortuary chapel, preceded by a Christian Mothers and Altar Society rosary at 7 p.m.  The family suggests memorials to St. Benedict's Cemetery. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: ?? newspaper, June 13, 1983.

Hildagard Lechner (Apr. 1, 1907 - March 17, 1976)
RITES FOR MISS LECHNER
Services for Hildegard Ann Lechner, 68, who died Wednesday at St. Mary's hospital, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic church with Father Robert Wuest officiating. Burial will be at St. Benedict's Cemetery.
Rosary for Miss Lechner will be said Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gude Mortuary.
Miss Lechner was born on a farm near Nebraska City on April 1, 1907, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lechner. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and three brothers. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Bud (Beatrice) Wright and Mrs. Casper (Eleanor) Boerner, and three brothers, Harry, Ralph and Clarence, all of Nebraska City.
She lived in Nebraska City her entire life and worked as a housekeeper. She was a member of the Christian Mothers & Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and Apostleship of Prayer. The family suggests memorials be given to St. Benedict's Catholic Church or the Cancer fund.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska.

JAMES FREDOLIN LECHNER (1961-2008)
James "Jim" Fredolin Lechner, 65, Buena Park, Calif., died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at his home from cancer. He was born March 7, 1942 in Nebraska City to Fredolin T. and Lorene A. (Polston) Lechner. Jim Lechner served in the Air Force from 1960-1964. He married Sherry Gilger May 31, 1961 in South Dakota and they have three children. They later divorced. He married Elaine Hansen Dec. 17, 1964 in Omaha, and they have two children. They were divorced in 1983. Lechner owned and operated J&E Forklift Inc. in Stanton, Calif. Surviving are his children: Jodi and John Cummings and Jami and Jerry Howe of Wichita, Kan., James Lechner of Arkansas, step-son Joe Best of Arkansas, Cindy and Jim Hawkswell of Irvine, Calif., and Deonna Lechner of Colorado Springs,Colo.; sisters Alice Huey and Judy and Dave Ison of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother David and Linda Lechner, Grand Ledge, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. His body was to be cremated and a memorial service was held at Buena Park on March 9. He will be laid to rest at the Arizona Veteran's Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz., at a later date.
Source: "Obituary", Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co. Nebr., March 10, 2008

Jerry Lee Lechner (May 17, 1971-Aug. 20, 2000)
Jerry Lee Lechner, 29, of Nebraska City, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at his residence. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Fr. Michael McCabe officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be 5 p.m. Wednesday at Gude Mortuary, with the rosary at 7:30 p.m. He was born May 17, 1971, to Norbert and JoElla (Clark) Lechner at Nebraska City. He was a graduate of Nebraska City High School and was a painter and laborer in the construction business. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He is survived by his parents, three sisters, Christine Kohout, and husband, Kim of Nebraska City; Lori Anderson, and husband, Scott, of Richardson, Texas and Amy Malmberg and husband, Jeff, of Nebraska City; two brothers, Clark Lechner, and his wife, Lori, of Littleton, Colo., and Scott Lechner, and his wife, Linda, of Lincoln; twelve nieces and nephews. Memorials have been suggested to the Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Department. Gude Mortuary of Nebraska City is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: August 2000.

JOHN NICHOLAS LECHNER (14 Feb 1870-6 Dec, 1931)
DEATH COMES TO COUNTY FARMER
John Nicholas Lechner, 61, well known Otoe County farmer of five miles southwest of Nebraska City, passed away at St. Mary's hospital Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock following an illness of three months. Death was due to complications.
Mr. Lechner sustained serious injuries September 2, last, when a team he was driving became frightened near his home and ran away. He was at St. Mary's hospital for some time and then was taken to his home. A few days ago his condition became serious and Sunday afternoon he was again taken to the hospital where he died a short time after his arrival.
Mr. Lechner was born in Atchison county, Missouri, near Watson, February 14, 1870, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lechner, who came to Otoe county a few months later, engaging in farming. John Lechner, the son, was educated in the schools of the county and later engaged in farming. He was married in Nebraska City 36 years ago to Miss Annie Ramold.
Mr. Lechner was a successful farmer and at the time of his death was the owner of valuable lands in the county and was highly esteemed in the community where he spent most of his life. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic church of Nebraska City and was a regular attendant. He has scores of friends in Nebraska City and community who regret to learn of his death.
He is survived by his widow and ten children, six sons, and four daughters, George, Joseph, Vincent, Harry, Ralph and Clarence Lechner, Mrs. Ella Boerner, Mrs. Beatrice Wright, Misses Hilda and Gladys Lechner, all residents of this community. Two brothers, Fred and Theodore Lechner, living near Nebraska City, also survive.
Funeral services will be held at St. Benedict's Catholic church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. I. C. Weis in charge. The pallbearers will be six nephews: Carl and Emil Lechner, Rudolph Lutz, Harry and John Ramold and Leo Hollman. Interment will be at St. Benedict's Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Dec 1931.

Leda Marie (Heinke) LECHNER (July 13, 1908-July 31, 1988)
Services for Nebraska City native, Leda M. Lechner, age 80, recently a resident of Aksarben Manor, who died July 31, 1988, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City, with the Rev. Phil Rauth officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Nebraska City.
Mrs. Lechner was born July 13, 1908, in rural Nebraska City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Heinke. She was married April 29, 1930, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City, to Otto R. Lechner, who preceded her in death June 28, 1965.
She was a housewife who had lived in Nebraska City most of her life. She belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers and Altar Society of St. Mary's.
She is survived by her children, Eugene Lechner of Syracuse, Nebraska, and Coletta Volkmer of Omaha, Nebraska; one brother, Ervin Heinke of Nebraska City; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Huss and Amelia Puppe.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Ronald Richard, Mark, Douglas and Jeffrey Lechner, and Dwight Volkmer.
The rosary will be Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a Christian Mothers' rosary at 6:45 p.m., both at the Gude Mortuary Chapel. The family suggests memorials to the charity of the donor's choice.
Source: ?? newspaper, July 31, 1988.

LEO JOHN LECHNER (3 July 1910-20 Oct 1917)
DEATH OF PROMISING BOY-George John Lechner ( sic Leo John Lechner), son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lechner, after an illness of eight days, died this morning of brain fever, at the family home, seven miles southwest of this city. He was born July 3, 1910, and was a very bright boy, being well advanced for a youth of his age in his studies. He was of kind disposition and a favorite with all who knew him. On Sunday last he made the request that he be permitted to attend church but he was to ill to leave home.
The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Benedict's Catholic church. Rev. Father Welgand officiating. The Pallbearers will be his schoolmates -- Harry Lechner, Ralf Lechner, Karl Henner and Emil Lutz.
The interment will be at the St. Benedict cemetery southeast of town.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Oct 23, 1917. (Note: newspaper erred and called him George John Lechner, his name is Leo John Lechner; b. 3 July 1910- d. 20 Oct 1917).

LORENE ALICE (POLSTON) LECHNER (Sept. 21, 1921-Mar 2, 2002)
Lorene A. Lechner, 80, of Nebraska City, died Sunday, March 2, 2002 at the Phoenix Baptist Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
She was born Sept. 21, 1921 at Nebraska City, the daughter of James Arthur and Alice Myrtle (Mullenax) Polston. On Nov. 7, 1939 she married Fredolin Theodore Lechner at Nebraska City. She was a housewife and homemaker, and worked for a short time as a clerk at the former Hested's Store. She was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.
She is survived by her husband Fredolin T. Lechner of Nebraska City; children: Alice Huey and husband Leonard of Phoenix, James Lechner of Buena Park, Calif., David Lechner and wife Linda of Grand Ledge, Mich. and Judy Ison and husband David of Angola, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister Marjorie Boerner of Nebraska City; half-sister Belva Roberts of Rapid City, S. D.; nieces, nephews and other family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Leola Chapman and half-sister Gertrude Curtright.
Funeral arrangements are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2002 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church with the Rev. Mark Tasler celebrating the mass. Burial will be in the St. Benedict's Cemetery. A rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5669.  Gude Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Wednesday, March 6, 2002.

MARGARET CLARA (BOSSUNG) LECHNER (Sept. 13, 1909-July 6, 2002)
Margaret C. Lechner, 92, of Nebraska City, died Saturday, July 6, 2002 at the Ambassador Nebraska City. She was born September 13, 1909, in Otoe, the daughter of George and Grace (Tuttle) Bossung. She married Clarence M. Lechner February 10, 1931 at Nebraska City. She was a housewife and homemaker and employed at Pendleton Woolen Mills in Nebraska City. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Christian Mothers Altar Society and Catholic Daughter.  She is survived by daughter Barbara Andrastek and husband Donald of Santa Maria, Calif.; brothers Eugene V. Bossung and wife Mary Alice of Tucumseh, and George Bossung of Phoenix, Ariz.; and sisters Marcella Scalf and husband Herb of Lincoln, and Ella Meyers of Pawnee City.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence (1997), brothers Henry and Raymond Bossung; and sisters Helen Weber, Genevieve Stock, and George Adams.  Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with the Rev. Ramon Decaen celebrating the Mass, and burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. A scripture service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gude Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Cemetery.  Gude Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Wednesday, July 10, 2002.

MARION LECHNER (Nov. 6, 1932-March 2, 1989
Services for Marion F. Lechner, 56, of Nebraska City, who died March 2, 1989 at his home, will be held Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, The Rev. Philip Rauth will officiate at the services.  Lechner was born Nov. 6, 1932 at Nebraska City, the son of Ralph R. and Rose Marie (Brandt) Lechner.  He lived his entire life and was a retired Missouri Pacific Railroad employee.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 3152, The Holy Name Society and the Eagles Lodge No. 968 in Nebraska City.   Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frank (Jeannette) Semin of Bellevue and a brother, Larry Lechner of Assaria, Kansas.  Pallbearers will be Frank R. Semin, David Semin, David Wees, Joe Sarraillon, Donald Ramold and Kenneth Ramold.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Nebraska City.  Gude Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: March 5, 1989

Mary (Anna Maria Neuhalfen) Lechner (1878-1915)
WELL KNOWN WOMAN DIED AT HOME SOUTHWEST OF CITY LAST NIGHT
Mrs. Mary Lechner, wife of Theodore Lechner, died at 10:15 o'clock last night at the family home seven and one-half miles southwest of Nebraska City after an illness of a months duration of stomach trouble.
Mrs. Lechner was born in Illinois in 1879 (sic 1878), and came to Nebraska with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Neuhalfen, when quite young and has continued to make her home here since. She was married to Theodore Lechner in this county in 1898. She was highly esteemed and very popular throughout this community and leaves hundreds of friends who will mourn her death. She was devout member of St. Joseph's Catholic church and has always taken great interest in church work.
She is survived by the husband and four daughters, Misses Helen, Gertrude, Catherine and Irene Lechner, three sons, Theodore, Emil and Ottman Lechner, mother, Mrs. John Neuhalfen, sisters, Mrs. Frank Scheiter and Mrs. M. Hauselmann, and three brothers, John, William and Frank Neuhalfen, of this county.
The funeral will be from St. Joseph's church and interment will be at St. Joseph's cemetery, Rev. C. Broermann will conduct the services. The hour and day of holding the funeral will be announced later.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska

MARY (STAHL) LECHNER [b. 21 Nov 1877-d. 8 Feb 1907]
MRS. FRED LECHNER DEAD - Mrs. Fred Lechner, who has been very ill for some time died last night at her home a few miles southwest of this City, of kidney and brain complications.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stahl, was born on the home place near Paul, passed all her life in this county, and was quite well known. She was 28 years old, and leaves a husband and 4 young children, three boys and one daughter.
The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Benedict's Church.
Source: ??? paper February 12, 1907.

MARY WALBURGA (BRANDT) LECHNER (1 May 1888-12 June 1975)
MRS. LECHNER DIES THURSDAY-Services will be Monday at 10 A.M. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church for Mrs. Mary W. Lechner, age 87, who died Thursday at St. Mary's hospital. The Rev. Robert Wuest, C.P.P.S., paster of St. Benedict's, will officiate with burial at St. Benedict's cemetery.
The family suggests memorial to St. Benedict's Church. The rosary will be 7:30 P.M. Sunday at Gude Mortuary.
She was born in Nebraska City on May 1, 1888, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vitus Brandt. She was married to Fredolin N. Lechner at St. Benedict's on June 18, 1907. He preceded her on July 8, 1947.
Mrs. Lechner lived in the Nebraska City community her entire life. She was a member of the Christian Mothers and Altar Society and the Apostleship of Prayer.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Leona) Korring and Mrs. Bernard (Philomena) Schmitz, both of Nebraska City; three sons, Fredolin T., Riverdale, N.D., and Robert and Carl, both of Nebraska City; 17 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by six brothers and sisters: Mrs. Anna Gottwald, Mrs. John (Helen) Ramold, Mrs. Ralph (Rose) Lechner and John Brandt, all of Nebraska City; Mrs. Della Johns, Lincoln; and Fred Brandt, Syracuse. She was preceded by four brothers: Joe, Max, George and Louie Brandt, all formerly of Nebraska City.
Three children who preceded her were Mrs. Fred (Adela) Boerner, Otto Lechner and Leo Lechner.
Source: ?? newspaper, June 13, 1975. (Note: b. 1 May 1888- d. 12 June 1975).

OTTO RICHARD LECHNER (17 Aug 1905- 28 June 1965)
OTTO R. LECHNER FUNERAL FRIDAY-Funeral services will be Friday at 9 A.M., at St. Mary's Catholic church for Otto R. Lechner, lifelong county resident who died at 7:40 P.M., Monday at St. Mary's hospital after being ill two months.
The Rev. George Heinzen will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. The Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:30 P.M., at Gude Mortuary.
Mr. Lechner was born August 17, 1905, near Nebraska City, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fredolin Lechner. He was married April 28, 1930, at St. Benedict's Catholic church to Leda Heinke who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Eugene, of Dunbar and a daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Coletta) Volkmer Jr., Millard; brothers, Robert, Carl and Fredolin, Nebraska City; sisters, Mrs. Earl (Leona) Korring and Mrs. Bernard (Minnie) Schmitz, Nebraska City; his mother, Mrs. Mary Lechner, and nine grandchildren.
A retired farmer, he was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church. He served on the elevator board at Dunbar for many years.
Source: ?? newspaper, June 29, 1965.

RICHARD LECHNER
RICHARD LECHNER DEAD - Richard Lechner, one of our best known German citizens, died last evening at 7:30 o'clock, at his residence on Kearney hill, of paralysis. For many years he was engaged in farming west of this city, but a few years ago concluded that he had worked enough so he moved to this city and has since led a retired life. He was 71 years old and leaves a widow and three sons, John, Fred and Theodore, all grown.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10 o'clock at St. Benedict's Catholic church.
Source: ?? paper Thursday evening, August 25, 1904 (Note: b. 2 July 1830- d. 24 Aug 1904).

ROBERT FRANK LECHNER (Oct. 19, 1898-Dec. 1, 1992)
Services for Robert F. Lechner, age 94, of Nebraska City will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at St. Benedict's Catholic church in Nebraska City with Fr. Lyle Johnson officiating. The rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.
Lechner, who was born the son of Fred N. and Mary (Stahl) Lechner on Oct. 19, 1898 in rural Nebraska City, died December 1, 1992 at Duff's Friendship Villa in Nebraska City. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Lutz, whom he married Dec. 27, 1921; two brothers; one sister and a daughter, Caroline, who died at the age of eight.  Surviving him are his daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Rose Marie) Miller of Nebraska City; his son, Robert Lechner and wife Carolyn of Nebraska City; a brother, Fredolin Lechner of Nebraska City; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Leona) Korring and Mrs. Bernard (Minnie) Schmitz, both of Nebraska City; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Lechner was a retired farmer at the time of his death. He had lived within the Nebraska City community all his life.  Pallbearers will be Robert and Debbie Lechner, Ron and Kathy Lechner, Juli Lechner and Janelle Lechner. Burial will be in St. Benedict's Cemetery.
Source: ?? newspaper, December 2, 1992.

ROBERT M. LECHNER (15 Feb 1937-29 Oct 2008)
Robert M. Lechner, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at his home in Nebraska City, Nebraska surrounded by his family. He was born on February 15, 1937 in Nebraska City, Nebraska; the son of Robert F. and Gertrude (Lutz) Lechner. He graduated from Nebraska City High School with the class of 1954. He was united in marriage to Carolyn M. Kreifels on August 20, 1957 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Paul, Nebraska and to this union four children were born: Robert, Juli, Ron and Janelle. Bob was a member of the U.S. Air National Guard from 1960 to 1966. He farmed in the Dunbar and Nebraska City area and later in 1971 started the Lechner Auto & Towing Company which he ran until 2007. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and a former member of the Eagles and the American Legion. He was also an honorary member of the Nebraska City Rescue Squad. Bob enjoyed antiques and going to swap meets and car shows. He also loved working in his shop and the times he shared with his grandson, Robbie, going on wrecker calls. He was truly a “people” person who loved to visit with those around him. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 51 years, Carolyn Lechner of Nebraska City, Nebraska; his four children: Robert Lechner & wife Debbie; Juli Lechner; Ron Lechner and wife Kathy and Janelle Krisko & husband Tom all of Nebraska City, Nebraska; five grandchildren: Robbie, Kourtney, Tyler, Thomas and Holly; sister Rose Marie Miller of Nebraska City, Nebraska; brothers and sisters-in-law: Pat and Irma Kreifels of Dunbar, Nebraska; Marilyn and Orlen Neels of Dunbar, Nebraska; John and Janet Kreifels of Lincoln, Nebraska; Marcene and Allen Burr of Otoe, Nebraska; Jean and Don Wurtele of Nebraska City and Joyce Kempkes of Nebraska City and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sterling and Caroline Kreifels. A Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Fr. Michael McCabe officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nebraska City. A Rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Gude Mortuary with family the family greeting friends from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be given to Tabitha Hospice or the Nebraska City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, Nebraska in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Tuesday, November 04, 2008.

VINCENT LECHNER (March 9, 1899 – Dec. 17, 1951)
FARMER IS FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME
The body of Vincent Lechner, farmer three miles west and three miles south of Nebraska City, was found about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Lechner farmhouse by Nick Burkhart, a neighbor, Sheriff Ken Wiles said today.Wiles said Lechner, who died of a heart attack, probably had been stricken on Monday. Burkhart stopped at the home to visit with Lechner, and when Lechner did not answer the door he went inside to find him lying on the floor. It was believed Mr. Lechner had returned to the house from working outside. He had taken off his hat and gloves and his jacket was half off. His wife was not at home. The oil burner in the house had burned out and a pail of water had frozen.
Mr. Lechner was born at Nebraska City on March 9, 1899, the son of Mrs. Anna Lechner and the late John Lechner. He and Pearl Reese were married Dec. 29, 1924, at Sidney, Ia. He was a member of the Eagles lodge.  Surviving are his wife; mother; a daughter, Mrs. Dwain Schmidt, all of Nebraska City and three grandchildren, Linda, Steven and Nancy Schmidt. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Ella Boerner, Mrs. Gladys Parker and Miss Hilda Lechner, Nebraska City and Mrs. Beatrice Wright, Dunbar; and five brothers, George, Joe, Harry and Ralph of Nebraska City and Clarence of Dunbar.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Peterson mortuary with the Rev. George F. Duensing in charge. Pallbearers will be Arnold Schomerus, Nick Burkhart, William Beccard, Daniel Heuser and Carl and William Lechner. Burial will be in Wyuka cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Dec. 19, 1951.

VIOLA ELMA (TUCKER) LECHNER (July 14, 1906-June 29, 1991)
Services for Viola E. Lechner, 84, of Nebraska City will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Fr. Bradley Zitek officiating.
Mrs. Lechner, who died June 29, 1991, at the Valley View Care Center in Nebraska City, was born July 14, 1906, at Nebraska City to John W. and Sarah (Riggs) Tucker. She married Carl F. Lechner on August 16, 1927, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City.
She worked at the J.C. Penney Company, Pendleton, Longs Drug Store and S & H Green Stamp Store and was a member of the Christian Mothers and the Otoe County Extension Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl in 1983, one grandchild and one brother, Ralph.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Arlen Griepenstroh of Nebraska City and Jean and Frank Godak of Norfolk, Va.; her sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and BirDean Lechner of San Antonio, Tx, and Norbert and Joella Lechner of Nebraska City; sister, Ruth Swalley of Bellevue, 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Lechner, Scott Lechner, Eugene Lechner, Kim Kohout, Joe Whaling and Lanny Burr.
Rosary will be held Tuesday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m., at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City proceeded by a Christian Mothers rosary at 6:45 p.m.
Burial will be at the St. Benedict's Cemetery in Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer Fund, St. Benedict's Church or to the choice of donor. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: ?? newspaper. June 1991 (no date on clipping)

WILLIAM L. LECHNER (Apr. 20, 1920- July 26, 1978)
LECHNER RITES ARE SATURDAY
Services for William H. Lechner, Nebraska City, who died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital, will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Anthony Ley, C.P.P.S., pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, by Paul. The Rosary will be Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Gude Mortuary.
Mr. Lechner was born on April 20, 1920, on a farm near Paul, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Lechner. He had lived all his life in the Nebraska City area where he did farm work. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Eagles Lodge. Survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Willard (Katherine) Kuwitzky, of Shenandoah, Iowa; Mrs. Michael (Irene) Schmidt of Mankato, Minn., Mrs. William (Lorene) Wirth, of Unadilla; Mrs. Don (Marie) Koeppel of Nebraska City; Mrs. Marion (Evelyn) Hager of Pell City, Ala.; and Mrs. Manual (Elsie) Gonzales, Omaha; brothers, Otmar and Cletus Lechner, both of Nebraska City, Leonard Lechner of Fremont, Francis Lechner of Trenton, Ill, Irvin Lechner of Beatrice and Kenneth Lechner, Seneca, Kansas.
His parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Source: Nebraska City News–Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., July 27, 1978.

Ray Lewankowski (? Aug 1973, age 59)
Farmer killed in fall from horse- St. Paul., Neb. (A.P)- Ray Lewankowski, a prominent area farmer, was found dead in a field near his Farwell home Friday. He was 59.   Authorities said he apparently was killed in a fall from a horse. The animal was found near the body, with a broken cinch, it was reported.  Lewanskowski was president of the Farwell irrigation district.
Source: ?? newspaper, Sunday, August 5, 1973.

Larry L. Liesemeyer (1946-2006)
Larry L. Liesemeyer, 59, of Nebraska City, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln. He was born Aug. 13, 1946 in Nebraska City to Arnold and June (Cordell) Liesemeyer.  He loved to visit with those he knew and enjoyed making new friends. He was a regular at McDonald’s for breakfast. He was a Nebraska Cornhusker fan. He enjoyed working at Region V in Nebraska City and was a member of Otoe County A.R.C. and First Christian Church in Nebraska City.  He is survived by parents Arnold and June Liesemeyer, Nebraska City; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Ron Kreifels, Fremont, Rebecca and Keith Juilfs, Nebraska City, and Deborah and Rodney Wiebush, Nebraska City; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Mary Liesemeyer, Nebraska City; 11 nieces and nephews; 13 great nieces and nephews; other family and friends.  He was preceded in death by brother Albert in 1968.  Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at Gude Mortuary with Rev. Jerry Albright officiating. Burial was at Wyuka Cemetery.  Gude Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.16, 2006.

Nebraska death in Iraq War
Army Sgt. Ken Locker Jr., 28, of Burwell, d. April 23, 2007.
Source: Columbus Telegram [Nebraska], Thurs. 26 Apr 2007.

Katharine E. Lutz (Sept. 17, 1905 - March 31, 2003)
Katharine E. Lutz, 97, of Nebraska City, died March 31, 2003 at the Duff's Friendship Villa in Nebraska City. She was born Sept. 17, 1905 to John and Kate (Kressen) Wirth in Nebraska City.
She married Emil Lutz on June 24, 1930. She was an avid gardener. She worked at Dean's Cafe, A Laundry Mart, and Pendleton's.
She is survived by children Richard Lutz and wife Ruth of Sutherland, Jan Ann Kates and husband Kenny of Broomfield, Colo., Carolyn Neukirch and husband Lawrence of Sterling, Kathy Sheldon and husband Richard of Omaha, and Emil Lutz and wife Mary Ann of Lee Summitt, Mo.; brothers
Paul and Anton Wirth of Nebraska City; sisters Caroline Portis of Omaha, and Julie Oelke of Arizona; 25 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Emil Lutz, brothers Eugene, Ralph, Mark, Charles and John Wirth, sisters Walburga Stukenholtz, Irene Lutz and Marie Stattery, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 3, at 11 a.m., at the St. Benedict's Church in Nebraska City.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 2, after 1 p.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. A rosary will be held Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in
charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Wed., April 2, 2003.

Lillian Grace Lyon (Oct. 12, 1912 - Jan. 7, 2005)
Lillian Grace Lyon, age 92, of Yellville, Ark., formerly of Nebraska City, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at the Twin Lakes Nursing Home in Flippin, Ark. She was born in Nebraska City on Oct. 12, 1912 to Clarence Leon and Mary Magdeline (Gloeckel) Crook. She married Charles E. Lyon on Feb. 10, 1934 in Omaha.
She attended Nebraska City High School and Peru State College, where she received a bachelor's of education degree. She was certified to teach elementary and special education and taught 20 years in the Nebraska City area before moving to Las Vegas, Nev., where she taught another 20 years.
She has been a resident of Marion County, Ark., since 1988.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Dean Ray Lyon, sister Rose Herman and brothers Leon Carl Crook and Bertie Lee Crook.
Surviving are her two sons; Lynn Lyon of Yellville and Troy and Marylou Lyon of Springfield, Mo.; sister; June Badberg of Nebraska City; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m., at Peterson Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City with interment of ashes at the Camp Creek Cemetery southeast of Nebraska City at a later date. There will be no visitation or viewing. Memorials maybe directed to First Christian Church in Nebraska City or to the charity of the donor's choice. Peterson Mortuary of Nebraska City is handling the service.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Jan. 2005.

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Josephine Marion  (Feb. 7, 1918-Aug. 15, 2006)
Josephine Millie Marion, 88, of Nebraska City, died at St. Mary’s Community Hospital in Nebraska City Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006. She was born Feb. 7, 1918, in Nebraska City, daughter of James Ona and Alice (Iverson) Mead.  Josephine graduated from the Nebraska City High School in 1935. On Aug. 17, 1935, Josephine and Richard William Marion were married in Rock Port, Mo. They made their home in Nebraska City.  She worked at the Pendelton Woolen Mill in Nebraska City were she retired in March of 1999. She enjoyed being the homemaker, cooking and gardening, but her family was her greatest love.  She was preceded in death by husband Richard Sr. on Sept. 13, 1982; son, Richard Jr. on Oct. 13, 2004; and grandson Lance Marion.  Survivors include sons Phil Marion and wife Judy of Nebraska City and Jim Marion and wife  Saundra of Essex, Iowa; two daughters, Patricia Aufenkamp and Kathleen Warren, both of Nebraska City, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.  Viewing will begin Thursday, Aug. 17,  at 1 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6-7 p.m. at Peterson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Peterson Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City, with Reverend Jerry Albright officiating. Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.  Pallbearers will be Bob Burr, Alex Johnson, Steve Mangum, Brad Marion, Josh Marion, Ryan Marion and Jason Stoll.  Peterson Mortuary of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug. 17, 2006

RICHARD D. MARION , Jr. (Aug. 22, 1936-Oct. 13, 2004)
Richard D. Marion, Jr., age 68, Nebraska City, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Nebraska City. He was born Aug. 22, 1936, at Nebraska City, son of Richard D. Sr. and Josephine M. (Mead) Marion.
A 1954 Nebraska City High School graduate, Marion was a truck driver for several companies, most recently Yost Trucking at Nebraska City. Marion loved to ride horses, and work on things to make them work better. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 968, Nebraska City.
Surviving are his mother, Josephine M. Marion, Nebraska City; three sons, Tony and Betty, Freeport, Texas; and Patrick and Rockford (Rocky) and Lynn, all Nebraska City; daughter, Cindy Tackett, Nebraska City; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Phillip and Judy Marion, Nebraska City; and Jim and Saundra Marion, Essec, Iowa; two sisters, Patricia Aufenkamp and Kathleen Warren, both Nebraska City; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded by his father.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at Peterson Mortuary Chapel, Nebraska City. The Rev. Jerry Albright will officiate. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, at Peterson Mortuary Chapel. Family will greet friends from 7-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to family’s choice. Peterson Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Oct. 2004.

James Massey (?-March 1892) Military Veteran
Only last week a man named James Massey died at Nebraska City. Massey was a soldier in the late war, and was shot in the head.  He often told of the bullet in his head, but he was regarded as a little off, but at the autopsy after his death a large buckshot was found lodged in the brain, where it had been embedded for twenty years. [1892-20=1872 just pondering]
Source: The Evening News, Lincoln, Nebraska, Monday Evening, March 14, 1892.

LEE MCALEXANDER (1886-1970)
LEE MCALEXANDER DIES AT HOSPITAL
Lee McAlexander, 83, Sidney, Iowa, died Monday at Grape Memorial hospital, Mr. McAlexander suffered a stroke on June 25 and had been in the hospital since that time. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Crawford Mortuary, Sidney, Iowa, with the Rev. Clyde King officiating. Burial will be in the Thurman, Iowa, cemetery. Mr. McAlexander was born September 14, 1886, in Nebraska City, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher McAlexander. He married Flora Mullenax. He was a member of the Methodist church at Bartlett, Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Flora, Sidney; daughter, Mrs. Tom Monaghan, Percival, Iowa; sons, Clio of Palo Alto, Calif., Mike of Percival and Cecil, Nebraska City; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Ruby Wagner, Manchester, Wash.; Grace Snell, Malvern, Iowa; and Bertha Briley, Sidney, Iowa. Also surviving are five step grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren.
Source: Nebraska City News Press abt. June 29, 1970

LEE MCALEXANDER
BORN: September 14, 1886
DIED: June 29, 1970-Age: 83 yrs, 9 mos, 15 days
SERVICES: Wednesday, July 1, 10:00 A.M., Crawford Funeral Chapel, Sidney, Iowa
MINISTER: Rev. Earl Melton
PALLBEARS: Lowell McAlexander, Everett McAlexander, Omer McAlexander, Carl McAlexander, Wayne McAlexander, Irvin Foster
IN CHARGE of FLOWERS: Mrs. Howard Collins, Mrs. Elmer Seymour, Mrs. Lawrence Snell
ORGANIST: Mrs. E. B. Nennemann
SOLOIST: Mr. Ellsworth Shomshore
MEMORY BOOK: Mrs. Leroy McAlexander
INTERMENT: Thurman Cemetery
Source: Prayer card

Maude 'Jimmie' McConaha Aug. 12, 1918-May 14, 2005
Maude "Jimmie" McConaha, 86, Concordia, Kan., died May 14, 2005. at Cloud County Health Center. Concordia. She was born Aug. 12, 1918, at Murray, daughter of George and Nellie (O'Bannon) Stones. She grew up in the Plattsmouth area and graduated from Plattsmouth High School. She worked in Omaha as a nurses' aide. Surviving are three daughters, Nancy and Gary Blake, Clifton, Kan.; Jeanette and Garnie McCormick, Georgetown, Texas, and Gayle and Harry Williams, Grainger. Ind.; two sons, Earl Lee and Angela McConaha, Newport Richie. Fla.. and Michael and Suzanne Feilen, Carson City, Nev; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents, husbands. Louis McConaha and Marvin Feilen; daughter, Kay Elder; three sisters; five brothers; one grandson, Jimmie Elder and one granddaughter, Laurie Stricklin. Services were Monday, May 16, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel. Concordia, Kan. Kent Otott officiated. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the contributor's choice. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, Kan., was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, May 2005.

Henry McCart (-1899) Pvt. Spanish-American War
Palmyra people were saddened by the news that Private Henry McCart had been killed in the fighting near Manila, Phillipines.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, 1899.

Lois McGowen (1945-2006)
Lois J. McGowen, 60, Malcolm, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 in Lincoln.  She was born is Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 22, 1945 to Leonard and Jeanne (Stewart) Linkugel.  She worked as a transcriptionist for State Farm Insurance. She loved to knit and crochet.  She is survived by husband Duane; sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon and Susan McGowen, Nebraska City, and William and Luci McGowen, Lincoln; father Leonard Linkugel, Nebraska City; sister Karen Siems, Petersburg, Neb.; granddaughters Michelle McGowen and fiancé Jeff Bartek, Lincoln, and Gina McGowen, Nebraska City; and nephew Jason Terrell, Claytonia, Neb. Funeral services for will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at Roper and Sons Chapel, Lincoln. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m.  Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.16, 2006.

George McKee (?- 1897)
Nebraska City, Neb., July 20-(Special)
An Inquest Not Necessary-
Coroner Cole of Femont, Iowa, was summoned here by the colored people, who thought an inquest should be held on the body of George McKee, the colored man who drowned in the slough opposite this city.  The coroner came, but decided that an inquest was unnecessary.  George McKee was buried Sunday.
The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Wednesday Morning, July 21, 1897.

Anna McMechan (????-1909)
Early Settler in Otoe Dead
Nebraska City, Neb., Feb. 20.- A telegram was received here late Saturday afternoon of the death of Miss Anna McMechan, at Kansas City, where she had been ill for some time.  The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of this city and came here with her father in 1854.  Her father laid out Kearney addition to this city and was prominently connected with the early history of the town.  The remains will be brought here to be placed near those of her father and mother.  She had been a resident of this city until a few years ago when she went to Kansas City to make her home with her brother,  Lieutenant McMechan, a retired naval officer.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Sun. Morning, Feb. 21, 1909.

John H. McMechan
Death of Another Pioneer John H. McMechan of Nebraska City in His Fifty-Eight Year
Nebraska City, Neb., July 27-(Special)
John H. McMechan, one of Otoe county’s pioneers and prominent citizens, died at his residence in Four Mile precinct Monday evening, aged fifty-eight years, five months and four days.  The deceased was born in Zanesville, O., and at the age of fifteen came to this city with his parents, who laid out what is now Kearney addition to Nebraska City.  He commenced freighting across the plains in 1859.  In 1860 he engaged with his brother in the wholesale grocery business in Denver, but in 1863 they were burned out and he returned to this city and was in the hardware business until 1869, when he went onto his father’s, (sentence skipped) was a man highly respected and esteemed by all, an honest upright and industrious homestead where he has resided since.  He is a member of the community in which he lived.
Source: The Nebraska City Journal, Lincoln, Wednesday Morning, July 28, 1897. Note: Sentences were omitted from this news article

Bernard Joseph McNichols (22 Feb 1926-9 Apr 2007)
Bernard Joseph McNichols died April 9 [2007] of cancer at age 81.  Mr. McNichols was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Nebraska City, Neb. He served in the Navy during World War II and graduated from Lewis & Clark College. He was a yardmaster for the Burlington Northern Railroad and lived in the Vancouver area for 50 years. In 1991, he married Joyce V. Olson. Survivors include his wife; stepdaughters, Christine Berreth, Cynthia Khawaja and Cassandra Wilson; stepson, Eric Hall; sister, Lila McKay; brothers, Hugh, Bob, Dick, Alan and Mike; and seven grandchildren. Funeral Monday, April 16, 2007, Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver. 
Source: The Oregonian, Portland, OR on Saturday, April 14, 2007.

HERBERT JOSEPH MEREDITH (July 6, 1920-April 22, 1994)
Services for Herbert Joseph Meredith, age 73, of Torrance, Calif., will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 1994 at Halverson, Stone & Myers Mortuary in Torrance.
Mr. Meredith, who was born on July 6, 1920, in Nebraska City the son of William T. and Mary (Henner) Meredith, died on April 22, 1994, after a lengthy and courageously fought illness.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine (Schooley); daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Perry Shields; two grandchildren, four sisters, including Leona Gress of Nebraska City; half sister, Sr. Teresa Marie Schmitz of Oklahoma; six brothers, several nieces and nephews and many other friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Mr. Meredith grew up in Nebraska City and later served in the U. S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, retiring as a major. He attended the University of Southern California and worked for 25 years as a government auditor.
He served on the Torrance Water Commission and attended the First Christian Church. His faith in Christ saw him through to the end and on to paradise. This gentle, kind-hearted man will be sorely missed. Burial will be at Green Hills Cemetery in Palos Verdes.
Source:  ?? newspaper, Wednesday, April 27, 1994.

Lawrence Carl Meredith (July 22, 1927-Oct. 31, 2004)
Lawrence Carl Meredith, 77, of Nebraska City, died Sunday, October 31, 2004, in Bradenton, Fla., after a long illness of heart problems. He was born on July 22, 1927 to William J. and Clara (Schmitz) Meredith. He joined the Army before moving into the construction industry. He also worked in Saudi Arabia. He traveled around the world and settled in Bradenton, Fla. He was a CCD teacher and 4-H club sponsor. He was preceded into death by brothers Herbert Meredith and Aloysius Schmitz and sister Clara Woods. He is survived by brothers Roger, Maurice (Bill), Harvey, and James, sisters Leona Gress, Catherine Kleinweber, Louise Glantz, Lucille Binz, Sister Marie Schmitz, FSM, and other friends and family. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Queen of the Holy Martyrs Church in Bradenton, Fla.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2004.

Mary Theresa (Henner) Meredith (1886-1924)
Mrs. William Meredith, well known woman of the Paul neighborhood, died this afternoon shortly after 2 o'clock, according to brief announcement made to the News just as the paper was going to press. She had been seriously ill and her death was not unexpected. She lived north of Paul for a number of years, where her husband is engaged in farming. Mrs. Meredith was the daughter of Mrs. Andrew Henner. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church near Paul, and the funeral will probably be held there some time Monday.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, 1924.

Mayola Meredith (9 June 1922-3 May 2007)
Mayola Irene Meredith, 84, Vista, California, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at her home. She was born June 9, 1922 at Dunbar, daughter of Edward (Tony) and Ollie Mae (Shepardson) Cox. She was a homemaker and parishioner of St. Francis Catholic Church. She lived at Vista 34 years. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Roger, Vista; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Richard Wurtele, Ramona, California; daughter-in-law Laura Meredith, Vista; son, William, Vista; son and daughter-in-law John Meredith and Wanda Wheeler, Ramona; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Herbert Wieckhorst, Nebraska City; and brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Frances Cox, Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was preceded by a sister, Maxine Guhde; and two sons, Joseph and Tony. A mass was celebrated Friday, May 11, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Inurnment will be later at St. Benedict's Cemetery, Nebraska City. Memorial contributions are suggested to the City of Hope, 1500 E. Durante Road, Durante, CA 91010 or San Diego Hospice Foundation, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Nebr., May 25, 2007, Page A3.

WILBER "BILL" E. MERRITT (Nov. 24, 19191 - Jan. 24, 2005)
Wilber "Bill" E. Merritt, 85, of Nebraska City died Jan. 24, 2005 at his home. He was born Nov. 24, 1919 in Nemaha to Owen and Goldie (Clark) Merritt. He married Erma Furrow on Feb. 12, 1943 in Lincoln. He and his wife owned and operated Merritt Dry Cleaners in Nebraska City for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Nebraska City and served as president of the Nebraska City Jaycees. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Erma Merritt: daughters Carolyn and Stephen Nickel of Lincoln, Leigh Ann and Mark Glaubius of Wisner; grandchildren Thomas Nickel of Omaha. Matthew Nickel of Ashland, Zachary Glaubius of Wisner, and Alexander Glaubius of Wisner; brother Clark and Jeanne Merritt of Show Low, Ariz.; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Carol Mehlin. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 27 at the First United Methodist Church in Nebraska City with Rev. Jeff Kelley officiating. Interment of ashes will be at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to his church. There will be no viewing. Visitors may sign the guest book at the Marshall Funeral Chapel from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, with the family greeting friends and relatives at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Messages of condolence may be emailed to marshallfuneral@alltel.net. Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Jan. 2005.

Mrs. Mary A. Meter (Mar 3, 1883-March 14?, 1960)
METER SERVICES TO BE THURSDAY
Mrs. Mary A. Meter, Nebraska City, died at St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City at 9:15 p.m. Monday after an illness of two years. Mrs Meter lived her entire life in Otoe County, including at Lorton from 1903 to 1943. She was born March 3, 1883, near Paul, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ballermann. On November 27, 1900, she married Joseph E. Meter, who died July 6, 1952. Mrs. Meter was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers and Alter Society, the Royal Neighbors and the War Dads Auxiliary. Surviving are two sons, Clarence A. Meter, Minneapolis; and Navy Commander Gerald M. Meter, San Mateo, Claif., and a daughter, Mrs. Arlene Malone, Douglas, Ne. A son, Donald, two brothers and two sisters preceded Mrs. Meter. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 10 am Thursday, March 17, with Rev. Edmund Weigle officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Paul. Pallbearers: Clark Bruce, Robert Meredith, Joy Shallenberger, Harold Young, Sylvester Nielsen and Guy Frenzel. The Rosary will be recited at the Gude mortuary at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, March 15, 1960.

William Metz (1864-1944)
Riverton - Funeral services were held from the Lutheran church in Nebraska City, Neb., last Thursday for William Metz, 80.  Burial was in the cemetery at Nebraska City.  Services at the grave were in charge of the Masons. He was a former resident of Riverton, coming here with his parents from Pennsylvania in 1874.  For a number of years he was a school instructor in this community, later going to Kansas City, where he was employed for a short time, after which he moved to Nebraska, where he was married and where he spent the remainder of his life.  He had been employed for many years with different business firms and also was in the mail service for a time. Mrs. Metz died three years ago.  Surviving are two sons, William Metz, jr., of Nebraska City and Edwin Metz, who lives in Indiana and Riverton.  Attending the services from Riverton were Mrs. Jennie Stubbs, Miss Lucille Stubbs, Mr. and Mrs. William Stubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Newton Crowell, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Magaw and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dahlgrem.
Source: Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, August 30, 1944.

Barbara Meyers (1837-1910)
Nebraska City, Neb., Feb. 9. -
Mrs. Barbara Meyers, wife of Louis J. Meyers, was stricken with apoplexy, at her home last evening as she sat reading a paper and was dead before medical aid could reach her.  She has been enjoying exceptionally good health prior to this time.  She was born September 2, 1837, in Elverbosh, Germany, and came to this country when young and was married to her husband at St. Charles, Mo., November 7, 1861, and came direct to this city, where they have made their home since that time.  She is survived by her husband, and four children, they being George O. Meyers and Mrs. E. G. Mueller, of this city and Louis and Oscar Meyers, of Western, Neb.  She
was a woman who was esteemed by all.
The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Thur., Feb. 10, 1910

Clarence L. Meyer (April 3, 1909 - March 14, 2005)
Clarence L. Meyer, 95, Nebraska City, formerly Talmage, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Ambassador Nebraska City. He was born April 3, 1909, on a farm east of Cook, son of August and Caroline (Bischoff) Meyer. He married Nora Bennett June 1, 1936. She died Aug. 20, 1982.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church as a youth. About 40 years ago, he became a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church where he remained a member the rest of his life. He farmed in the Talmage community his entire life and lived on the same section of land most of that time. He enjoyed hunting, dances and playing cards, especially with Talmage friends. He also enjoyed reminiscing about the past and recalling events as he remembered them. He lived on the farm into his 90's before moving to the Ambassador because of his health..
Surviving are four children; Gail and Jerry Sullivan, Omaha, Gerald P. and Donna Meyer, Hastings, Carol L. and Robert McKee, Papillion, and Judy Lynn and Lee Peterson, Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Lorene Brown, Longview, Wash., and other family and friends.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by 10 siblings.
Services will be Friday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church near Nebraska City. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. A rosary is Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Joseph Cemetery. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr.

John A. Miller (1940-2005)
John A. Miller age 65 of Guthrie, Oklahoma was born on March 31, 1940 in Nebraska City, Nebraska and passed away December 1, 2005 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. John was a longtime employee of Western Electric, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. He was also a volunteer driver for Integris Baptist cancer center patient transportation. John was preceded in death by his daughter Kimberly Miller, Father Jim Miller, and Stepfather Robert Milton. Survivors include his wife Ann Miller of Guthrie, Son Chris Miller and wife Stacey of Luther; Mother Lola Milton of Nebraska City, Nebraska; sisters Sally Knoll and husband Tom of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bobbi Colgan and husband Earl of Arizona, and grandson Wyatt Miller of Luther. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles. The family suggests that memorials be given to Troy and Dollie Smith cancer center or any others of your choice. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at St. Eugene's Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Baggerley Funeral Home in Edmond.
Source: The Oklahoman, Edmond, OK., Dec. 5, 2005.

Ralph W. 'Steamboat' Miller (Oct. 20, 1921 - Dec. 4, 2003)
Ralph W. "Steamboat" Miller, 82, of Nebraska City died on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born Oct. 20, 1921 to Walter Scott and Sarah (Tyson) Miller in Nebraska City. He married Rose Marie Lechner on August 11, 1952 in Nebraska City. He served in the U. S. Navy Seabees during World War II and was self-employed, performing cleanup of elevator fires for insurance companies. He was a member of the Eagles, the V.F.W., the American Legion, and the Six Seabees. He is survived by his wife, two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, son-in-law Gilbert Nicholson of Lincoln and brother-in-law Bob Lechner and wife Carolyn of Nebraska City. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Suzanne Nicholson, brother Albert Miller, sister Oma Miller and sister-in-law Caroline Miller. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with Rev. Michael McCabe officiating. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery with complete military services conducted by American Legion Post #8 of Nebraska City. A rosary will be held at 10:30.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Date: Monday, Dec. 8, 2003.

Ralph W. 'Steamboat' Miller
Due to weather, funeral services for Ralph W. "Steamboat" Miller were postponed until Friday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. A rosary will be held Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. prior to the service.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Wed., December 10, 2003.

William Clyde Miller (1938-2006)
William Clyde Miller, 68, Lincoln, formerly Nebraska City, Osceola, died Tuesday (6/13/2006). Born, Jan. 10, 1938, in Osceola. Attended school in Osceola and was a former sheriff, police officer, and butcher. Served in U.S. Army.  Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Mitch and Lori Miller, Eric and Janell Miller, all Lincoln; daughter, son-in-law, Becky and Rick Spotanski, Stanton; sister, brother-in-law, Shirley and Melvin Koss, Hubbell; grandchildren, Travis, Jacob, Kendra, Marisa, Marcus and Mollie. Preceded in death by: parents, Clyde and Charlotte (Meeker) Miller; sister, Judy Grantham.  Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dubas Funeral Home, Osceola.  Interment of ashes, Osceola Cemetery. Memorials: family. Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home, 5200 R St.
Source: Lincoln NE Journal Star, June 15, 2006.

ROBERT M. MILTON (1923-1998) WW II
Robert M. Milton, 74, of Nebraska City died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.  He was born May 10, 1923, to John and Eva (Meyer) Milton. He married Lola Tourville Aug. 29, 1946, in St. Mary's Church in Nebraska City.  He worked at the Morton House Kitchens in Nebraska City as maintenance foreman.  He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City, the Talmage American Legion and the Eagles Club. He served in the Army during World War II in the European theatre.  He is survived by his wife Lola; son John and wife Ann Miller of Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughters Sally and husband Tom Knoll of Milwaukee, Wis.; and Bobbi Milton of Sioux Falls, S.D.; grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and many other relatives.   A rosary was prayed 5 p.m. Friday at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.  A funeral service was 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Fr. Mark Tasler officiating.  Pallbearers included Tom and Chris Knoll, Todd Dougherty, Ralph Nelson, Junior Wurtele and Clarence Petersen. Burial was in the church cemetery. Military services were conducted by Talmage American Legion Post.  Gude Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Source: NewsPress, Nebraska City, NE, April 21, 1998.

Sister Rose Emma Monaghan (1915-2008)
Sister Rose Emma Monaghan, 93, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Dec. 27 at Mount Saint Joseph [Kentucky], in her 75th year of religious life.  Born in Percival, Iowa, Sister Rose Emma was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nebraska City, and attended high school at St. Bernard Academy in Nebraska City. She taught for 22 years in schools in Kentucky and at St. John School, Plattsmouth (1947-49). For more than 27 years, she served as Postmaster at the U.S. Post Office at Maple Mount. She was very devoted to that role, and enjoyed meeting other postmasters. She retired in 1986.  Survivors include nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin Monday at 4 p.m., with a wake service following at 6:30 p.m.
Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Gifts in memory of Sister Rose Emma Monaghan may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.
Transcriber Note: Sister Rose was born April 14, 1915, daughter of Thomas Joseph Monaghan, Sr. and Rose Emma (McGuigan) Monaghan.
Source: Nebraska City Newspress, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Neb., Monday, December 29, 2008.

Corey Phillip Moyer (29 March 1974-30 July 2007)
Corey Phillip Moyer, 33, of Nebraska City, died July 30, 2007 at St. Mary's Community Hospital in Nebraska City. He was born March 29, 1974 in Omaha to Cecil Lloyd and Jacqueline Kay (Allgood) Moyer. He is survived by his parents, Cecil and Cheryl (Holland) Moyer; sisters, Mindy Moyer and Nicole Moyer, all of Nebraska City; grandfather, Albert Allgood of Firth; grandmother, Phyllis Holland of Nebraska City aunts and uncles, Nancy Caples of Firth, Pam and Steve Thompson of Loveland, Colorado, Vicky Plympton and her special friend Annie Lajaunie of Loveland, Kathy and Ralph Drake of Friend, Rick and Judy Holland of David City, Steve Plympton of Nebraska City, Lee and Kathleen Moyer of Auburn, and Norman Moyer of Friend; niece, MaKiya Moyer of Nebraska City; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline (Allgood) Moyer; grandparents, Barbara Allgood, Irwin and Margueritte Moyer, and George Holland; uncle David Allgood; and aunt, Marcelle Haithcock. He formerly lived in Auburn before moving to Nebraska City in 1986. He has worked at the Lied Lodge and Region V for many years. He was a member of Nebraska City Jaycees and Nebraska City Lions Club. He was an avid Husker fan and wrestling fan and he loved bowling. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, at the Calvary Community Church in Nebraska City with Rev. Dr. Norman Anderson officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Peru.  Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Friday, August 3, 2007, Page A-3.

MABEL C. MULLENAX (Feb. 9, 1910-Oct. 17, 2004)
Mabel C. Mullenax, 94, Peru, died Sunday, October 17, 2004, at Syracuse. She was born February 9, 1910, at Unadilla, daughter of Clair and Idelia (Maller) Wall.  She owned Mullenax Auto Parts stores in Nebraska City, Auburn, Plattsmouth and Falls City.   Surviving are a brother, Herbert Wall, Lincoln; sister-in-law, Norma Wall, Syracuse; and three nieces, including Patsy Tischofer, Syracuse.  She was preceded by her husband, Melvin; her parents; a brother, Harvey Wall and a sister, Marie Stoner.   Graveside services are at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, at Lincoln Memorial Park.
Source: "For the Record Obituaries," Nebraska City News-Press,  Monday, October 18, 2004, Page 2.

MELVIN E. MULLENAX (1909-1982)
Melvin Edward Mullenax, son of Joseph and Rachael McCord Mullenax, was born November 25, 1909 at Nebraska City, Nebraska. He was one of two children born to this marriage. He started his schooling in Nebraska City. The family moved to Palmyra, where he attended high school. November 14, 1931, he was married to Mabel C. Wall at Nebraska City. They lived in Palmyra for a time and then moved to Burr, Nebraska, where Melvin operated a garage. In 1938 they moved to Auburn where they owned the Mullenax Auto Supply. In later years Melvin and Mabel bought out an auto parts store in Nebraska City and opened new stores in Plattsmouth and Falls City. They sold this business in 1979. In 1965 they moved to Lincoln where they lived for ten years. They moved into a new home southeast of Peru, Nebraska in 1976, where they have since lived. Melvin was a member of the Elks Club and the Eagles. Melvin had not been feeling well the last two and a half weeks and had been to the doctor but was able to be at home. Sunday he suffered a severe attack and was rushed to the Nemaha County Hospital by the rescue squad. He died soon after arriving at the hospital, February 21, 1982. He had reached the age of 72 years, two months and twenty-seven days. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Lola Hattfield. Surviving are his wife, Mabel, of Peru; by a half-sister, Bonnie Hayes of Scio, Oregon; a half-brother, Albert Wasson of Sierra Madre, California; two brothers-in-law, Herbert Wall of Lincoln and Harvey Wall of Syracuse; sister-in-law, Mrs. Marie Stoner of Syracuse; a nephew, Ted Hattfield of Palmyra; other relatives, and many friends. Casket Bears: Harley Bogle, Robert Bogle, Robert Miller, Bobby Miller, Bill Sayer & Mike Tynon Services: Casey-Witzenburg Funeral Chapel, Auburn, Nebraska, Wednesday, February 24, 1982, 10:30 A.M. Clergyman: Willaim Morrow Interment: Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Nebr.
Source: Prayer Card

Elsie M. Mundhenk April 13, 1920 - Nov. 20, 2005
Elsie M. Mundhenk, 85, Nebraska City, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Duff's Friendship Villa. She was born April 13, 1920, at Stanton, Neb., daughter of Henry William and Lizzie Louise (Alhusen) Wessels. She married Hal Mundhenk. He died in 1985. Surviving are a brother, Alvin Wessels, Texas; three nephews, Roger Wessels, Pflugerville, Texas; Bruce Wessels, Wilmette, Ill. and Barry Wessels, Aurora, Ohio and special friend, Sharon Ross, Dunbar. Besides her husband, she was preceded by her parents and a sister, Neva Myers. Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Internment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Polio Association. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nov. 2005.

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Mrs. M. E. Neeley
Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 9-(Special) Mrs. M.E. Neeley died at her home in this city of consumption at 1 o’clock yesterday morning and the funeral was held at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Sunday Morning, October 10, 1897.

Suzanne Marie (Miller) Nicholson (Aug. 2, 1953 - April 14, 2000)
Suzanne Marie (Miller) Nicholson, 46, of Lincoln, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Lincoln.  A funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gude Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City with Fr. Michael McCabe officiating.  Burial will be in St. Benedict's Cemetery in Nebraska City. She was born Aug. 2, 1953 to Ralph Walter and Rose Marie (Lechner) Miller at Nebraska City. She attended school in Nebraska City and graduated from the Nebraska City High School. She was united in marriage to Gilbert Nicholson August 16, 1973, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City. She worked for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads in Lincoln, Ne. for approximately 28 years.  She was a Project Finance Manager for the Department of Roads. She was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Nebraska City Eagles Aux.  She is survived by her husband; her children, Kimberly Nicholson and Kelly Nicholson, both of Lincoln, Ne.; her parents and other family members.  Memorials have been suggested to the American Legion Post No. 8 Van Fund of Nebraska City. Gude Mortuary of Nebraska City is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Date: April 18, 2000.

William T. Nicholson
Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 21- William T. Nicholson, who came to Otoe County in 1857, has just passed away at his home in Nebraska City.  Mr. Nicholson was about 70 years of age and had lived in Nebraska City for some time.  He formerly was a farmer west of the city.  He was born in Yorkshire, England, and came to America when he was a small boy.  He leaves a family of grown children. The funeral will be held today.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Saturday Morning, October 22, 1910.

ALICE MYRTLE (MULLENAX) NELSON (b. 5 Oct 1890- d. 27 April 1950)
Mrs. Alice Nelson-Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Nelson will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Peterson Mortuary with the Rev. Emmett Haas officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Creek Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Lemmie Cope, Clyde Adams, W. W. Shenck, Ray Gump, Loren Smith and Jim Skillet.
Source: ?? newspaper, April 1950. (Note: 1 st marriage Cyrus Grover Vaughan, 2nd marriage James A. "Bud" Polston, 3rd marriage  Jack Nelson) .

Andrew P. Neuhalfen (March 25, 1946-December 17, 2002)
Andrew P. Neuhalfen, 56, of Chesterfield, Missouri, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital there. He was born March 25, 1946, to John and Pearl Neuhalfen in Chesterfield.  He was in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1977, and was a Vietnam veteran. He was an employee of AmerenUB for 28 years and managed the two largest Ameren power plants. He was a member of the Manchester United Methodist Church, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Rotary Club. He was actively involved in the Little Theater and Cantorum of Jefferson, Missouri.  He is survived by his wife Beth (Blackwell) Neuhalfen; children Robyn, Kris (Heather), and Erin; Sister Sondra Carpenter; friends David and Mary Thien, and many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl Neuhalfen.  Memorial services will be Friday, December 20, at 1 p.m., at the Manchester United Methodist Church, 129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, Missouri.  Burial is at the National Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the Matthew Pearl Foundation, c/o Judy Vroman, 16461 Cherry Valley Court, Grover, Missouri 63040.  Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin, Missouri, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: Thursday, December 19, 2002.

John Neuhalfen (July 9, 1839-Nov. 1, 1913)
Well Known German Farmer Died Yesterday Morning
John Neuhalfen for forty years a resident of Otoe county, died yesterday morning at the home of his son, Frank Neuhalfen, who lives west of the city. Deceased had been very ill for some time and death was not unexpected. John Neuhalfen was born in Germany, July 9, 1839, and came to America at the age of fourteen. He lived in the East for some time and later removed to Illinois where, on February 10, 1866, he was married to Miss Mary Schreiner, the union having produced the following named children--John, Lizzie Schreiter, William, Minnie Heitzelman, Mary Lechner, and Frank. Shortly after marriage Mr. Neuhalfen came to Nebraska and Otoe country where the best years of his life were spent and where he engaged in farming until the infirmities of age made it impossible. He was a splendid man, a good father, a kind husband and held in high esteem by hundreds of friends and acquaintances who knew him for nearly forty years. The funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning at ten o'clock to be conducted by Father Bessinger at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will be made at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Source: Nebraska Daily Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Date: November 2, 1913.

MARY EVA (SCHREINER) NEUHALFEN
Well Known Woman Dies-Mrs. Mary Eva Neuhalfen died Friday morning at 3 o'clock at her home, six miles west of this city of dropsy, from which she had been a sufferer for the past seven months. For some time it has been known that she would not recover, but she bore her sufferings with fortitude. She was born in Germany, July 29, 1849, and came to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schreiner, when a child. She was married to Mr. Neuhalfen at La Salle, Ill., February 10, 1866, and soon moved to this country where they have since made their home. Her husband died November 1, 1913, and she is survived by the following children--John M. Neuhalfen, Hartington, Neb.; Mrs. Minnie Heintzelmann, Morris, Minn.; Frank Neuhalfen, of Dunbar; Mrs. Mary Lechner is a sister (misprint, should be a daughter), and Philip and Michael Schreiner, brothers.
She was a devout member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and a woman who was held in high estimation by her numerous friends.
Source: ?? paper, May 30, 1919, pg. 2, Column 5.

Phillip Neuhalfen (? -August 25, 2004)
Graveside services for Phillip Neuhalfen, formerly of Dunbar, who died in Denver, Colorado, will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25 at St. Mary's Cemetery in Nebraska City.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Horan and McConaty Family Chapel at Horan, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colorado.  He is survived by sons John and wife Jennifer, and David; brother Richard; and grandson Nicholas.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: Monday, August 23 & Tuesday, August 24, 2004.

Nebraska death in Iraq War
Staff Sgt. Scott E. Nisely
, 48, Syracuse, d. Sept. 30, 2006
Source: Columbus Telegram [Nebraska], Thurs. 26 Apr 2007.

Mrs. Mary Nosky (1864-1940)
Fall Proves Fatal
Nebraska City, Neb. (AP)-Funeral services will be held here Monday for Mrs. Mary Nosky, 76, native of Austria, who died at a hospital here a day after she fell at her home. She had lived here 35 years. She is survived by six children, including Richard of North Platte.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Jan.28, 1940.

Alvina Nutzman (June 14, 1909-March 5, 2003)
Alvina Nutzman, 93, of Syracuse, died March 5, 2003 at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. She was born June 14, 1909 in rural Unadilla. She married Leonard Nutzman on April 14, 1932 in rural Avoca. She was a homemaker and a piano teacher. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church (North Branch) of Avoca, the Women's Group at the church, the Extension Club and the Card Club. She enjoyed playing the organ for church and the Good Samaritan Center in Syracuse. She was the church organist for 73 years. She is survived by daughters Mary Ann Wenninghoff and husband Ron of Unadilla, Betty Jean Kreifels and husband Marion of Lincoln, and Carolyn Ramold and husband Ed of Unadilla; brother-in-law C. Phillip Nutzman and wife Jean of Santa Rosa, Calif.; sisters-in-law Sue Nutzman of Dunbar and Ethel Nutzman of Omaha; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers-in-law Ted and Hillverd Nutzman, and sister-in-law Eleanor and Merie Rogers. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church (North Branch) in rural Avoca, with Rev. Douglas Allen officiating. Burial will be in the First Lutheran Church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 6, from 5-9 p.m., and Friday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home in Syracuse, and one hour before services at the church. Pallbearers are Joel Wenninghoff, Kurt Wenninghoff, Julie Ann Wenninghoff, Travis Kreifels, Troy Kreifels, Mark Ramold, Ed. Jr. Ramold, and Jon Ramold. Memorials are suggested to the First Lutheran Church (North Branch) in Avoca. Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home in Syracuse is in charge of arrangements.
Source: ??

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DONALD L. OELKE (April 16, 1934-Feb. 5, 1995)
Donald LeRoy Oelke, 60, of Aurora, Colo., died Feb. 5, 1995. Mr. Oelke, who was born at Paul, Neb., on April 16, 1934, the son of Herbert and Julia E. (Wirth) Oelke, was a former resident of Nebraska City and Brock. He married Connie Bohl, the daughter of Gale Bohl, at Nebraska City on April 16, 1955. He was educated in Nebraska City and graduated from Brock High School. He then attended Peru State Teachers College before joining military service.He retired from the Air Force in 1983 after 30 years in OSI. He was employed by the State of Colorado as an investigator with the Department of Regulatory Agencies. Donald is survived by his wife, Connie; his sons, Cress Oelke of St. Louis, Mo., Kim Arnell of Anchorage, Alaska, and Lance Oelke of Ft. Collins, Colo; eight grandchildren, sisters, Julie Haning of Sun City, Ariz., and Mary Jane Cooley of Oletha, Kan.; brother, Timothy J. Oelke of Ft. Calhoun, Neb.; and many uncles, aunts and cousins in Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Saturday March 4, 1995.

Hilda W. Oelke (March 17, 1917 – Dec. 2, 2004)
Hilda W. Oelke, 87, Nebraska City, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln. She was born March 17, 1917, at Nebraska City, daughter of Philip and Katherine (Ballerman) Fitzekam. She married Edward A. “Punk” Oelke, Jr., Nov. 2, 1939, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Plattsmouth. He died Oct. 6, 1986.
Services were Monday, Dec. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Father Michael McCabe and Michael Stec celebrated mass. Intermet was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Dec, 2004.

Julia E. Oelke (2 Aug 1908-23 May 2007)
Julia E Oelke, 98, of Glendale, Arizona, and formerly of Nebraska City and Lincoln, died May 23, 2007. She was born August 2, 1908 to John and Katharine (Kresson) Wirth in Nebraska City. She married Herbert Oelke September 13, 1933 in Nebraska City. She attended school at the Academy in Nebraska City and then attended St. Joseph's Nursing Training in Omaha, where she earned her RN, of which she was very proud. She is survived by children Julia Ann Haning and husband Clay of Sun City, Arizona, Mary Jane Cooley of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Tim Oelke and wife Cheri of Ft. Calhoun; daughter-in-law Connie Oelke of Sun City West, Arizona; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; son Donald; great-grandson Roth; and siblings Eugene, Ralph, Charles, Mark, Paul, John, Anton, Walburga, Irene, Katharine, Mary and Caroline. Memorial services will be Saturday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Father Mark Cyza officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lourdes Endowment Fund or the Brock Bugle.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Nebr. Date: Friday, June 1, 2007.

LOIS E. OELKE (April 27, 1911-March 25, 2004)
Lois E. Oelke, 92, of Nebraska City, formerly of Bellevue and Hemet, Calif., died on Tuesday, March 25, 2004, at the Ambasador Nebraska City. She was born on April 27, 1911 to Harley P. and Ann M. (Bashaw) Morse in Gothenburg. She married William H. Oelke in 1952 in Minden, Nevada. She attended nursing school following high school. She worked as a registered nurse in several VA Hospitals. She is survied by grandson Robert Chandler Jr and wife Karen of Bellevue, granddaughter Cathy Williamson of Bellevue, niece Judy Thorne and husband Claude of Nebraska City, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. Graveside services will be at 10am on Tue, March 30, at Camp Creek Cemetery southwest of Nebraska City with John Hodges officiating. Visitation will be from 1 - 9 pm on Monday, March 29, at Peterson Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice. Peterson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Monday March 29, 2004.

Martin Overton (age 60, May 1902)
Died In Nebraska
Nebraska City, Neb., May 26-(Special)
Martin Overton died at his home south of the city Sunday morning after a lingering illness. The deceased was sixty years of age and leaves a wife and a grown daughter. The deceased came to this county in the early days and settled on a farm where he has remained ever since. His funeral was held this afternoon.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebr. Tuesday Morning, May 27. 1902.

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Ronald D. Paben (-2006)
Ronald D. Paben, formerly Nebraska City, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the Vets Hospital, Denver Colo. He grew up and graduated in Nebraska City. He was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was cremated Friday, July 28, 2006.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, July 29, 2006.

Darlene Gerber Paap (17 Apr 1928-27 Nov 2006)
    Darlene G. Paap, winter resident of Sun City, Arizona beloved wife of Wesley, loving mother of Boyd, and cherished aunt of three nephews and seven nieces came to rest with her Lord Nov. 27, 2006.
    Darlene was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska on April 17, 1928. She graduated from Nebraska City High School with the Class of 1946 and was a past member of Jobs Daughter Bethel No.14, Nebraska City. She married Wesley A. Paap Aug. 4, 1948 at the St. Paul M.E. Church in Lincoln, Nebraska by the Reverend Dr. Clarence J. Forsberg.
    Darlene loved her family, the United States flag, reading, music, dancing, crafts and travel. She was a homemaker, secretary and reading mentor. She volunteered for the Cub Scouts, church youth groups and summer playground.
    Darlene was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Bertha (Ross) Gerber, brothers Ross, Arnold, Robert and niece Mary Beth.
    She is survived by her husband, Wesley, Sun City; son, Boyd Phoenix and her brother, Norris, Arlington Virginia.
    A Darlene G. Paap Scholarship Fund was established in her honor in 1985 at the University of Nebraska.
Submitted by Wesley A. Paap.

Patricia Palmer (1937-1987)  
Services for Patricia M. Palmer, 49, of Nebraska City, who died April 6, 1987, at Nebraska City Methodist Hospital in Omaha, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Gude Mortuary chapel in Nebraska City, with the Rev. Ted Konvalin officiating.  Mrs. Palmer was born June 22, 1937, in Nebraska City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Monaghan.  She and Ernest Palmer were married October 25, 1957, at Maryville, Mo.  A resident of the Nebraska City area her entire life, Mrs. Palmer worked in the office at the American Meter Company and was a member of the Baptist Church.Survivors include her mother, Ruby Monaghan of Nebraska City; her former husband, Ernest Palmer, Nebraska City; two sons, Brent Palmer of Raytown, Mo., and Bryan Palmer of Kearney, Neb.; a sister, Mrs. Clifford (Mercedes) Simmons of Beatrice; a brother, Daniel Monaghan of Central City, Neb.; and a grandson.
The family suggests memorials to the Percival Rescue Squad.  Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery at Nebraska City.  Pallbearers will be Chet Ruth, Bob Shirley, Jim VanRenan, Lynn Handy, Bill Yost and Gene Harris.  Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Neb., April 8, 1987.

Simeon Patton (1839-1910)
Nebraska City, Neb. June 18-
Simeon Patton, aged seventy-one, one of the pioneers of this county, died at his home west of this place Thursday, after an illness of ten days. He was born in Ohio in 1839 and served in the civil war. He was married in Iowa in 1869 and moved to this county where he has since made his home. He is survived by two sons and his wife. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and was under the auspices of the G.A.R. post, of which he was a member.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln Nebraska, June 19, 1910.

NORA PEOPLES (April 21, 1911-Aug. 16, 1991)
Services for Nora Peoples, 80, of Otoe, will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 19, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Otoe. Mrs. Peoples died Aug. 16, 1991. She was born April 21, 1911, in Otoe, to Albert Siemers and Lena Eastneau (sic Fastenau) Siemers. She married George D. Peoples on Oct. 3, 1935 in Otoe. She lived her entire life [in Otoe], and was employed at Morton House/Lipton Tea for 35 years and at the Elms Ballroom for 21 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Otoe, Eastern Star, L.C.W., pinochle clubs, Jolly Workers and Criss Cross Club. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Georgia Peoples of Santa Rosa, Calif.; daughters and sons-in-law, Gene and Lavona Hall of Hesperia, Calif.; Dennis and Bonnie McCarthy of Omaha, Robert and Nanette Manderfield of Omaha, Bill and Nadene Cummings of Santee, Calif., and Sandra Scudder of Omaha; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister Elva Knutson of Kirkland, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers and three sisters. Pallbearers will be Lance Scudder, Billy Cummings, Rob Manderfeld, Timothy Manderfeld, David McCarthy, Bob Wiebusch, Harold Hillman, Lorenz Meyers, and Ralph Siemers. Interment will be First Lutheran Church (North Branch) Cemetery near Avoca. Memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church in Otoe. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 A.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and one hour before services on Monday. Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home in Syracuse is in charge of arrangements.
[Note: typed as printed in the paper, several mistakes in the article. The mothers maiden name is Fastenau not Eastneau as written. She lived her entire life in Otoe.]
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Monday 8/19/1991.

CATHERINE B. PETERSEN (1918-1992)
Catherine B. (Hymen) Petersen, 73, of Shenandoah, Iowa, died Jan.19, 1992, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Petersen was born Nov. 27, 1918, in Peru, to Charles F. and Maggie Rakestraw. She married Alvin E. Petersen in 1935. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1971. A former resident of Nebraska City, she was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. She is survived by sons Donald S. Petersen of Kansas City, Mo. and Robert E. Petersen of Shenandoah; daughters Alice J. Sharp of Bouton, Iowa, and Rita M. Place of Springfield, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters Emma Marquis of Falls City and Margaret Purdue of Couer-D-Alene, Idaho. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers. There will be no viewing. The body was cremated. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Tuesday February 21, 1995.

BERNIECE PETERSEN (1914-1986)
Services for Berniece A. (Bray) Petersen, 72, of Bellevue, who died Sept. 2, 1986, at Omaha, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Larkin Funeral Home, 24 and J Streets, Omaha. Burial will be in the Bellevue Cemetery. Mrs. Petersen was born March 10, 1914, at Syracuse, the daughter of Harry B. and Vila (Sawyer) Bray. Survivors include five sons; Ronald Hansen of Bellevue and Donald Hansen of Billings, Mont., Richard Boom of Hutchinson, Kan., Harold Weese of Stockton, Calif, and Thomas Tonack of Lincoln; five daughters; Shirley McNeil of San Antonio, Texas, Dee Thompson of Escalon, Calif., Nancy Nelson of Plattsburg, Mo., Joyce Oelke of Nebraska City and Janet Page of Hutchinson, Kan.; two brothers, Dale and Bill Bray of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Maxine Buchholz of Nebraska City and Hope Esser of Berthoud, Colo.; 33 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Wednesday 3 Sept 1986.

CLARA E. PETERSON (Oct. 5, 1905 – Nov. 4, 2004)
Clara E. Peterson, age 99, of Lincoln, died on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at the Haven Manor Assisted Living in Lincoln. She was born Oct. 5, 1905, in Peru to Jacob and Florence (Hyatt) Pierce. She married W. Harry Peterson on Dec. 24, 1927, at the Methodist Church in Auburn.
After graduating from the Peru High School in 1923, she attended the Peru State College where she received a teaching certificate. She taught in the Nemaha County rural schools. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning and homemaking skills.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley and husband Kenneth Dermann of Lincoln, son Robert A. and wife Irene Peterson of Davenport, seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, cousins nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Wilda Pierce and brother Earnest Pierce.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Peterson Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City and Rev. Tom Guenther officiated. Burial was at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr.  November 2004.

ELLEN L. PIERCE (1915-1977)
Services for Ellen L. Pierce, who died Sunday, at St. Mary's Hospital, will be held Wednesday at 10 am at Gude Mortuary. The Rev. Anthony Ley, Pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be at St. Bernard's Cemetery at Julian. The Rosary will be Tuesday, at 7:30 pm at Gude Mortuary.  Mrs. Pierce was born January 11, 1915 in Nebraska City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schneider, Sr. Ellen Schneider and Earl Pierce were married on June 1, 1936 at Auburn. She formerly lived in Auburn and Peru before moving to Nebraska City in 1968. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Group.  Survivors include 3 children: Mrs. Jack (Pat) Yost of Nebraska City, MSgt Larry E. Pierce of Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA. And Mrs. Bruce (Judy) Smith, Omaha, 8 grandchildren. Sisters, Mrs. Ed (Vera) Huey, and Mrs. Edna Palmer, both of Nebraska City. Mrs. Tom (Rose) Marnell of Peru and Mrs. Wayne (Marcella) Sayer of Flagstaff, AZ. And brothers, Carl Schneider, Jr., of Table Rock and Wayne Scheider of Flagstaff, AZ. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Oscar Adams, Ellis Adams, Albert Allgood, Mary Allgood, Kenny Aufenkamp and James Polston.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Monday, November 7, 1977.

Louise M. Plager (September 3, 1918-August 8, 2004)
Louise M. Plager, age 85, of Nebraska City, died on Sunday, August 8, 2004, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. She was born on September 3, 1918 to William and Mary Louise (Brady) Sarraillon near Julian. She was married to Harold Plager in 1946 in Nebraska City.
She worked at Morton House Kitchens. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City, Christian Mothers and the Eagles Auxiliary.
She is survived by son John Plager and wife Anne of Lakeville, Minnesota, formerly of Nebraska City; grandchildren Jennifer Stehlik and husband Pip of Nebraska City, Matt Plager of Nebraska City and Julie Plager of Nebraska City; great-granddaughter Riley Stehlik of Nebraska City; sister Wilhelmina "Babe" Schmitz of Nebraska City; and brothers Louis Sarraillon of Phoenix, Arizona, and Frank Sarraillon of Nebraska City.
She was preceded in death by her husband and brothers Tony, Marshall and Joe.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Rev. Michael McCabe officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dave and Nick Schmitz, Matt Plager, Jerry Bender, Pip Stehlik and Bill Sarraillon.  Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Wednesday, August 11, 2004.

HAROLD B. PLUMER (May 26, 1903 - Dec. 11, 2003)
Harold B. Plumer, 100, of Nebraska City died on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. He was born on May 26, 1903 to Lee E. and Lydia L. (Bro) Plumer near Otoe.
He married Clara E. Gardner on September 7, 1932 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City. He was a graduate of Boyles Business School and was a violinist for the Kansas City Philharmonic and Omaha Symphony. He farmed in the Nebraska City and Syracuse area and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Farm Bureau and the Society of American Poets. He enjoyed playing checkers, golf, poetry, reading and music.
He is survived by his children Mary Fields and husband William of Overland Park, Kan., Shirley Erichson and husband Ronald of Granger, Ind., Carolyn Gress and husband Raymond of Nebraska City, H. Stephen Plumer and wife Betty of Lenexa, Kan., Annette Woods and husband Leslie of Shawnee, Kan., and Marshall Plumer and wife Sue of Independence, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; sister Lucille Marquardt of Lincoln; sister-in-law Wilma Plumer of Lenexa; friend and caregiver Sharon Herzog; other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, brother Maurice and sister Eleanor Zimmerer.
Funeral services were Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Rev. McCabe and Rev. Tasler officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the Families in Need Fund c/o St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Wednesday, December 17, 2003.

GRACE B. POGGEMEYER (1910-1995)
Services for Grace B. Poggemeyer, 84, formerly of Nebraska City were held this morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Fr. Steve Major officiating. Mrs. Poggemeyer, who was born on July 7, 1910, in Nebraska City the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth (Schonat) McGuire, died at Crete Manor on Feb. 17, 1994. She married Robert Poggemeyer and survived him in death on Aug. 22, 1983. She was also preceded by a son, James, who died in Vietnam the summer of 1967. He was a 1st Lt.and helicopter pilot. Also preceding her in death were five brothers and three sisters. She is survived by a son, Tom Poggemeyer and wife Marion of Union; two grandchildren, two sisters, Ruth Brown of Pasco, Wash., and Irma Rebhan of Omana; and a brother Clyde McGuire and his wife Laura of Nebraska City. Pallbearers were Pete and John Weddle, Mike McGuire, Bob Weddle, Don Brown and Jerry Beninato. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials are to the Alzheimer's Research Assn. Mrs. Poggemeyer had worked at Wessel Clothing Store and Morton House Kitchens. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Tuesday, February 21, 1995.

ANDREW POLSTON (Apr. 14, 1856 – May 25, 1948)
FATHER OF LOCAL RESIDENTS PASSES AWAY
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Christian church at Peru for Andrew Polston, 92, who died in an Auburn hospital last Monday morning. Mr. Polston had lived in Nemaha county ever since he came from Missouri many years ago. At one time he was a janitor at Peru State College. He was born in Missouri on April 14, 1856, and married Margaret Wells who passed away about 25 years ago.
Surviving children are Mrs. Forrest Comstock, Nebraska City; Mrs. Arthur Algood, Peru, with whom he had made his home for 23 years; Mrs. William Roach, Nebraska City; James Polston, Nebraska City, and Joseph Andrew Polston, Peru. A son, Harry died seven years ago. Also there are 20 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Interment was at Peru [Mt. Vernon] cemetery.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., 1948.

JAMES ARTHUR "BUD" POLSTON (17 Dec 1883- 4 Aug 1963)
DEATH COMES TO JAMES A. POLSTON - James A. (Bud) Polston, 79, retired Burlington section foreman who had lived in Nebraska City since 1910, died at the Mt. Carmel Home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday after having been in failing health for three years.
Funeral services will be held at the Gude mortuary at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Don Sherwood officiating. Burial at Peru.
Mr. Polston, who worked in a number of places in the Midwest, was born December 17, 1883, at Sprague, Neb., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Polston. He married Alice Mullenax in Nebraska City in 1916. She died in 1950.
He was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are Mrs. Jerry (Leola) Chapman, Stockton, Calif.; Mrs. Fredolin (Lorene) Lechner and Mrs. Ralph (Marjorie) Boerner, City; Mrs. Walter (Gertrude) Curtright, Auburn, and Mrs. Joe (Belva) Roberts, Rapid City, S.D.
Sisters, Mrs. Forest Comstock, City; Mrs. William Roach, City and Mrs. Art Allgood, Peru, and a brother, Joe Polston, Peru, also survive. He was preceded by two brothers and a sister.  Other survivors are 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
(Note: b. 17 Dec 1883- d. 4 Aug 1963; 1 st marriage: Mabel Patterson, 2 nd marriage: Alice M. Mullenax-Vaughan; 3 rd marriage: Jessie Coffman-Dukes)
Source: ?? newspaper, August 1963.

JOSEPH ANDREW POLSTON (June 9, 1887 – May 19, 1970)
POLSTON RITES ARE THURSDAY
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21, 11 a. m., at the Casey Funeral Home Chapel, Auburn, for Joseph Andrew Polston, Jr.(means Sr.), 82, Peru, who died Tuesday at the Hoover Rest Home in Auburn following a lengthy illness. The Rev. Ward Merritt will officiate with burial in Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Peru. Mr. Polston was a lifetime resident of the Peru area and a retired farmer. He was born at Sprague, June 9, 1887, the son of Andrew and Margaret (Wells) Polston. He was married to Olive (Jack) Robinson at Nebraska City on October 14, 1909. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Joseph Andrew Polston Jr., Ralston, and James A. Polston, Nebraska City; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Forrest (Bess) Comstock and Mrs. Pearl Roach, Nebraska City and Mrs. Edith Allgood, Peru.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., May 20, 1970.

Caroline F. (Wirth) Portis (11 Sep 2004, age 94)
Caroline F. (Wirth) Portis, 94, of Omaha, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 at her home.
She is survived by her son Roger Portis and wife Peggy of Omaha, daughter Sharon Newes and husband Jim of Canon Falls, Minn., brothers Paul and Anton Wirth of Nebraska City, sister Julie Oelke of Glendale, Ariz.; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin R. Portis, brothers Eugene, Ralph, Mark, Charles and John Wirth, and sisters Wallberga Stukenholtz, Irene Lutz, Katherine Lutz, and Marie Slattery.
Visitation is Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m. at Braman Mortuary in Omaha. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City, followed by inurnment at the church cemetery. Braman Mortuary in Omaha is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Monday, Sept. 13, 2004.

Georgia Birdie Powell (March 29, 1920-June 13, 2005)
Georgia Birdie Powell, 85, Nebraska City, died Monday, June 13, 2005 at her home.  She was born March 29, 1920 at Nebraska City, daughter of Frank W. and Julia Isabelle (Jackson) Johnson.  She married Lyle Moell at Talmage in 1948.  He died in 1960.  She married Randolph J. "Randy" Powell in 1964 at Cook.
A homemaker, Powell was a 1938 graduate of Omaha Technical High School.  She lived at Omaha, Talmage, Cook and Lincoln before moving to Nebraska City in 1997.  Powell was a member of First United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all Nebraska City and the Salvation Army at Lincoln.
Powell loved music, singing and crocheting.  She played the violin and mandolin.  Powell was a thoughtful person.  She loved Christmas.
Surviving are her husband, Randy, Nebraska City; mother-in-law, Kathleen Benis, Nebraska City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Else Powell, Omaha; nieces and nephews, George Carl Johnson, Harrisonburg, Va., Sudie Clayton, Terry, Miss., Fred Burroughs, Ute, Iowa, Marjorie Schuett, Fremont and John Arnts, Clarence, Mo.; and many other relatives and friends.
Powell was preceded by her first husband, parents; brothers, Carl, Verne and Frank Johnson and Chester Taylor; and sisters, Mary Griffin and Olivia Johnson.
Services will be Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Nebraska City.  The Rev. Jeff Kelley will officiate.  Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.  Visitation is Thursday, June 16, from 1-9 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Home and one hour before service.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. June 2005.

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NELLIE O. THOMPSON RADER (Oct. 20, 1919 – Nov. 17, 2004)
Nellie O. Thompson Rader, 85, Plattsmouth, formerly of Nebraska City, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at NHS University Hospital, Omaha. A retired homemaker, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Nebraska City. She was a telephone operator at Nebraska City.
Services will be Monday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, Nebraska City. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City. Roby Funeral Home Chapel, Plattsmouth, is in charge of arrangements.

HELEN IDA (BRANDT) RAMOLD (Aug 25, 1907-Jan 2, 1990)
Helen Ramold-Services for Mrs. John (Helen) Ramold, 82, of rural Nebraska City will be held Saturday, Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church; Father Lyle Johnson will officiate.
Mrs. Ramold died Jan. 2, 1990 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. She was born Aug. 25, 1907. the daughter of Vitus and Josephine Brandt. She was married to John Ramold on Jan. 30, 1935 ( sic Jan. 30, 1934) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Paul, Neb.
Mrs. Ramold is a life long resident of Nebraska City and worked as a housewife. She was a member of the St. Benedict's Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers of St. Benedict's Church.
She is survived by her husband; her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Marlene Ramold of Nebraska City; her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Pat Ramold of Nebraska City; her daughter, Mrs. Franklin (Janice) Pivonka of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ann Gottwald of Nebraska City and Della Johns of Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her son, Allen, who died in 1961; six brothers and three sisters.
There will be a rosary on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Gude Mortuary Chapel and burial will be at the St. Benedict's Cemetery in Nebraska City.  Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: ?? newspaper. Jan. 1990 (no date on clipping) (Note: marriage year was 1934).

JOHN JOSEPH RAMOLD (Dec. 29, 2003, age 94)
John J. Ramold, age 94, of Nebraska City, died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Duff's Friendship Villa in Nebraska City. He was born on Aug. 20, 1909 to Edward and Mary W. (Roll) Ramold near Nebraska City. He married Helen Ida Brandt on Jan. 30, 1934 near Paul.
He attended school at District #1 country school. He was a longtime farmer and a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City, where he served as usher for many years. He also served on the Rural Fire Board for many years.
He is survived by his children Kenneth Ramold and wife Marlene of Nebraska City, Donald Ramold and wife Pat of Nebraska City and Janice Pivonka and husband Frank of Houston, Texas, 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a sister Clementine Holmquist of Phoenix, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his wife, son Allen Ramold and sister Elma Heims.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church with Rev. Mark Tasler and Rev. Joseph Bernardo officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Following the rosary, the family will greet friends and relatives until 8 p.m.   Memorials may be given to St. Benedict's Church in Nebraska City.  Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Friday, January 2, 2004

Ida Esser Rawlings (Jan 3, 2005, age 91)
Ida Esser Rawlings, age 91, of Nebraska City died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005 at Duff's Friendship Villa in Nebraska City.
She was the first L.P.N. in Nebraska City.
She is survived by her daughter Mary and Milton Kreifels of Nebraska City; son Jerry and Pam Esser of Nebraska City; daughter-in-law Marlene Esser of Riverton, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren and other family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Burial will be in the Camp Creek Cemetery southeast of Nebraska City. Visitation is open after 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7 and will continue until the service. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Wed. Jan. 5, 2005.

Jack Ray (June 22, 1918-June 27, 2003)
Jack Ray, 85, of Sabetha, Kansas, died Friday June 27, 2003, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha. He was born June 11, 1918 to Jesse and Ella (Smith) Ray at Falls City.
He married Eileen Bray on Feb. 17, 1941 at Rockport, Mo. He was a Nebraska City High School graduate and served in the U. S. Army during WWII and worked for the Missouri-Paciffic Railroad. He enjoyed woodworking and making jewlery. He was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Nebraska City, the Nebraska Masonic Lodge and the American Legion Post in Nebraska City. He is survived by his wife, daughters Donna Whitten of Sabetha and Julie Emery and husband James of Twin Falls, Idaho, brother Jess Ray of San Jose, Calif., sister Shirley Strain of Kent, Wash., four granddaughters and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Lance Ray. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, at St. Mary's Episcopal church in Nebraska City.There is no visitation. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Episcopal church in Nebraska City in care of the funeral home.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, dated Monday 6/30/2003.

Mary A. Resseguie (April 15, 1909 - March 18, 2005)
Mary A. Resseguie, age 95, Nebraska City, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, Nebraska City.  She was born April 15, 1909, at Nebraska City, daughter of William Henry and Margaret "Maggie" (Allman) Warren.  She married Virgil M. Resseguie.  He died Aug. 27, 1954.
She worked at the former shirt factory in Nebraska City and later worked at Morton House Kitchens, Nebraska City.  She was a member of Evangelical Wesleyan Church.
Surviving are three children, Gloria Noell and fiance Jerry, Lincoln, Iris Johnson, Shenandoah, Iowa, and Virgil and Donna Resseguie, Nebraska City; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and other family and friends.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Hugh, John and William.
Services will be Tuesday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City.  The Rev. Keith Hunt will officiate.  Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.  Visitation is Monday, March 21, after 1 p.m. at Gude Mortuary.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. March 2005.

Eda T. (Tyson) Ringler (1925-2006)
Eda T. Ringler, 81, of Manhatten, Kan., died Saturday, December 16, 2006 at her home. She was born Nov. 26, 1925 in Nebraska City to John Martin and Elizabeth (Brandt) Tyson.  She married Wilber E. Ringler Aug. 15, 1948 in Lincoln.  He survives. She was a homemaker and member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, National Association of Active and Retired federal Employees, Stardusters Extention Group, Bridge Club and KSU Social Club.  She loved her family and enjoyed traveling, especially to Branson and Florida.  She is survived by her husband; daughter Susan and husband Allen Meyer of Cadillac, Mich.; sister Dorothy French of Wayne, Neb.; and three grand- children, Mathew Meyer and wife Casie, Jamie Meyer and Lori Meyer. She was preceded in death by sisters, Irene Dierking and Ruth Pollard and brother Louis Tyson. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 at Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Chapel in Manhatten. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. that day at Seward Cemetery, Seward, Neb. Family will greet friends Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to her church.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Neb., Dec. 19, 2006.

Arnold Herman Rinne (August 9, 1915-July 12, 1991)
Arnold Herman Rinne was born on August 9, 1915 in Dunbar, Nebraska, to Herman H. & Lena (Schroeder) Rinne. Arnold and Lorena Copenhaver united in marriage on June 14, 1939 in Syracuse, Nebraska. Their marriage gave birth to five children: a daughter, Nancy; and four sons: Dean, Donald, Gerald and Robert. Arnold worked on the family farm, near Dunbar, Nebraska until 1981 when he retired. Arnold and Lorena moved to Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1985. Arnold was a soil Conservationist, serving on many committees: Crop Improvement, Farm Bureau, Water Shed (he helped set up the Rural Water District) and the Soil Conservation Board. He also served on the Bethel United Church of Christ Board, building of the new church board, School Boards, and Election Boards. He was a 4-H Leader for many years. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Lena. Survivors of Arnold include his wife, Lorena of Nebraska City, Nebraska; daughter and her husband, Nancy and Don Kasbohm of Dunbar, Nebraska; four sons and their wives: Dean and Carol Rinne of Dunbar, Nebraska; Donald and Donna Rinne of Fremont, Nebraska; Gerald and Sue Rinne of Nebraska City, Nebraska; and Robert and Diann Rinne of Lincoln, Nebraska; twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many foster grandchildren.   Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr.
Source: Prayer Card from Peterson Mortuary, Nebraska City, Nebraska.

Ronald R. Retchless (28 Oct 1936-22 Mar 2007)
Ronald R. Retchless died March 22, 2007, at age 70.  Mr. Retchless was born Oct. 28, 1936, in Nebraska City, Neb. He served in the Marines, the Air Force and the Army. He lived 14 years in Portland where he taught at the I.T.T. Technical Institute. Survivors include his sisters, Pamela Retchless and Jill Murray; and brother, Alan.  Arrangements by Crown-Milwaukie.
Source: The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Thursday, March 29, 2007.

William W. "Bill" Rivett (Feb. 26, 1938 - May 3, 2005)
William W. "Bill" Rivett, 67, Nebraska City, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at BryanLGH West, Lincoln. He was born Feb. 26, 1938, at Nebraska City, son of William Arthur and Nora (Downing) Rivett. He married Marilyn Heesch May 21, 1961, at Nebraska City.  He was a 1955 Nebraska City High School graduate. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1957 and served for more than 5 years. Rivett worked for Norman’s IGA many years as a meat cutter. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles Aerie No. 968, Nebraska City; Masonic Lodge and John Ramold Detachment U. S. Marine Corps League, Nebraska City.  Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; three children, Christine Rivett, Nebraska City, Lt. Col. William J. Rivett and wife, Melissa, stationed with the U. S. Army in Korea, and Barbara Rivett and fiance’ Jim Perkins, Elk River, Minn.; four grandchildren; sister-in-law Mary Lou Rivett, Nebraska City; and other family and friends.  He was preceded by a brother David; two infant sisters and his parents.
Services will be Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at Bethel United Church of Christ, Nebraska City. The Rev. Orrin Johnson will officiate. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.  Complete military services will be conducted by members of the U. S. Marine Corps.
Family members will greet friends Friday, May 6, from 7-8 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to aid military families whose loved ones are currently in service. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska

PEARL IRENE (POLSTON) ROACH (June 23, 1899-Jan. 24, 1971)
PEARL ROACH RITES THURSDAY
Pearl Irene Roach died Sunday in Nebraska City following a heart attack. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m., at Peterson Mortuary. William Zeer will preside. Pallbearers will be Carl Wademan, Glen Wachter, Carl Neeman, Rick Starner, Leo Maybee and Orville Wayne. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery. She was born June 23, 1899, at Peru, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Polston. She was married in 1920 at Grand Island to William Ward Roach who preceded her January 7, 1965.
Survivors include children; Harry of Jacksonville, Fla.; Gale of Pomona, Califl; Phyllis Roach of Omaha; Clarissa Hofker, Avoca; Joan Anderson, Nebraska City and Shirley Schreiner, Nebraska City. Other survivors include sisters, Edith Allgood and Bess Comstock; and grandchildren, Harriette Roach, Barbara and Donna Kissinger, Rick, Richard and Trudy Starner, Cherry and Terry Hofker, Robin, Robert and Roderick Schreiner and Randy and Allen Anderson. She was preceded also by a son, William, Jr., in infancy. She had been employed as a kitchen helper at Dean's cafe for seven years and had previously lived at Peru and Grand Island. Among those from out-of-town who will attend the funeral are Harry Roach of Jacksonville, Fla., and Gale Roach of Pomona, California.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., Jan. 25, 1971.

Steve Charles Rhoades, 67, passed away on Oct. 31, 2009, in Boise, Idaho. He was born March 5, 1942, in Nebraska City, Neb., the son of Steve R. and Catherine (Thorne) Rhoades. His family moved to Halfway, Ore., where he graduated from Pine Valley Union High School in 1959. He went to work for Larry B. Barnes when he was 19 years old and continued to work for him for over 40 years which included: hauling mobile homes for Mico and then working for Mr. Barnes as a service manager for Larry Barnes Chevrolet; supervising a logging project in Northern California; and managing two trucking projects in Boise, Idaho and Milton-Freewater, Ore. Mr. Rhoades also was a long haul car carrier for Subaru in Portland and was general manager at the Eagles Nest Resort in Ilwaco. After his long time service with Mr. Barnes, he went to work for his good friend Don Whitlake at D & J Auto Transport in Boise, Idaho until his health prevented him from working. His wife Charlotte; two sisters; a brother-in-law and special friend, Richard Jones; three children; and seven grandchildren survive him. His parents preceded him in death. Friends and family will gather Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Alden Waggonner Funeral Chapel, Boise, Idaho.
Source: The Chinook Observer, Long Beach,Washington, Wednesday, November 4, 2009.

Mrs. B. F. Robinson (age 62-1899)
Nebraska City, Neb., July 6. - (Special) - Mrs. B. F. Robinson died yesterday afternoon at her home in this city, aged sixty-two years. The cause of her death was heart trouble. A husband and six children mourn her demise. The interment took place today.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebr. Friday Morning, July 7, 1899.

Alvin Rodaway (Aug. 14, 2006, age 88)
Funeral services for Alvin J. Rodaway, 88, of_Nebraska City, who died_Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 at Duff’s Friendship Villa in Nebraska City, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 at Gude Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City.  Burial will be at the Avoca Cemetery, Avoca. Visitation is Wednesday, 2-8 p.m. at the mortuary.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.16, 2006.

Charlotte C. Roddy (Apr. 21, 1909-Aug. 16, 2006)
Charlotte C. Roddy, 97, Nebraska City, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at The Ambassador, Nebraska City. She was born April 21, 1909, at Walthill, Neb., daughter of Charles Thomas and Constance (Eaton)_Moore.  She married Frank C. Roddy Dec. 20, 1926, at LeMars, Iowa. He died Oct. 30, 1991.  After her grade school years, Roddy attended high school at Union. She was a devoted housewife and homemaker. She worked at the former Mount Carmel Nursing Home and Applemans Coat Factory, both in Nebraska City. She was a longtime member of Union Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school many years and helped with various other church activities.  She had many hobbies, including quilting and sewing, gardening, flowers and other outdoor activities.  Surviving are her children, Connie and Larry Cook, Auburn, and Jim and Ginger Roddy, Nebraska City; daughter-in-law, Carol Roddy, Nebraska City; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marie McVay, Union; sister-in-law, Rose Wessel, Orlando, Fla., and other family members and friends.  Besides her husband, Roddy was preceded by a son, Edward; infant daughter, Joan; and three brothers.  Services will be Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Terry_Weible will officiate. Interment will be at East Union Cemetery near Union.  Pallbearers will be: Gerald Cook, Jerry Moore, Charles McVay, Kenny Roddy, Steve Roddy and Ron Eaton.  Honorary pallbearers will be: Linda Russell, Charlene Lant, Cathy Meyer, Diane Roberts, Teresa Breazile and Tina Wehner.  Family members will greet friends Friday, Aug. 18, from 7-8 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City.  Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City NE News-Press, Aug. 17, 2006.

Benedict Rotter (1822-1883)
"Here Lies Our Beloved Father Benedict Rotter Born in Germany in the year 1822, g. Apr 11, 1883, Ruhe In Friederr." It's right behind the fence, facing St. Joseph's church.  I have pictures of it with the church in the backgound. The marker is about 6' tall, and the words are on a bronze plate. The bronze plate was originally in the ground but the family put in the marker at a later date. Benedict's wife was Marie Straube Rotter, she married 2nd Peter Weber, and she is buried at St. Mary's cemetery at Shickley, Nebr. She was b 1835, d 1910.  I originally found Benedict's location on a film from the LDS records, and it was in a Cemetery listing that the DAR had done. I don't know if they are listed in the order of their sites or not, the the names on each side of his name on the DAR list are Kinderman (stone down--can't read) and Michael Sand b 5--7-55 d 8-7-1896.
Notes:  Philomena Rotter Lux (d. 1915) (daughter of Benedict Rotter), wife of Ambrose Lux. Philomena and one daughter are buried at St. Bernard's Cemetery about 1 mile S of Julian, NE.  Ambrose Lux lived in Omaha with one of his sons in the 1920 census, but nobody can find when he died and where he is buried.
Source: [from cemetery not actual obituary] submitted by Jean Rotter.

ELMER M. RIETSCH (1912-1993)
Services for Elmer Martin Rietsch, 81, of Nebraska City will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21 at Peterson Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City with Rev. Ken Tubbesing officiating. Mr. Rietsch, born the son of Charlie and Mary Rietsch on Jan. 12, 1912, in Talmage, died at Good Samaritan Center in Syracuse July 17. Elmer was a farmer in the Talmage area before moving to Nebraska City and working for Morton House Kitchen. He was an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post No. 8. Mr. Rietsch is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Anna M. Johnson. He is survived by his son, Terry M. Rietsch and wife, Dorinda of Nebaska City; grandchildren, Michael, Crystal, Donald and Angel and a brother, Victor Rietsch of Talmage. Visitation will be at Peterson Mortuary Monday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, July 21 from 9 a.m. until service time. Military rites will be by American Legion Post No. 8. Burial will be McWilliams Cemetery southwest of Lorton.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Monday, July 19, 1993.

Bert Ryder (age 70, Aug 1945)
Nebraska City, Neb. (AP)-Bert Ryder, 70, is taken by death
Bert Ryder, 70, Nebraska City’s World War I mayor and brother Of Otoe County Sheriff Carl Ryder, died Friday after a long illness.  Ryder who was born on a farm near Dunbar, is Survived by his widow.  Funeral services will be Monday.
Source: Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, August 4, 1945.

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W.P. Sargeant
Nebraska City, Neb. (UP)-To Bury W.P. Sargeant
Funeral services for W.P. Sargeant, 81, who died Monday will be held Wednesday with burial in Wyuka.  Sargeant, a long-time business man, was a founder of the wholesale grocery firm of Utterback, Sargeant and Rice in 1905.  He sold his interest in the firm recently.  Surviving are his widow, two daughters, a granddaughter, two sisters and a brother.
Source: Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 12, 1945.

Frank W. Sarraillon (January 15, 1924-April 14, 2005)
Frank Sarraillon, age 81, Nebraska City, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at his home. He was born January 15, 1924, at Peru, the son of William and Mary Louise (Brady) Sarraillon. He married Loretta Schmitz February 11, 1947, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church near Paul.
He farmed south of Nebraska City for many years until he retired. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. He was formerly a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church near Julian, where he served in many capacities.
Surviving are his wife Loretta, Nebraska City; children: Bill and Cindy, Plattsmouth; Linda and Don Simrell, Derby, Kansas; Sharon and Walt Shacklett, Arlington, Texas; Chris and Phill Timothy, Nebraska City; and Jolene and Dennis Lawlor, Topeka, Kansas; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a brother, Louis, Phoenix, Arizona.
He was preceded by sisters Louise Plager and Wilhelmina "Babe" Schmitz; and brothers, Joe, Marshall, Tony, and infant Lawrence.
Services will be Monday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Father Michael McCabe will celebrate Mass. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.   A rosary will be recited Sunday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City.  Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund or Tabitha Hospice.
Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source:  Nebraska City News-Press , Friday, April 15, 2005, Page 3.

Katherine R. "Toolie" Sarraillon (1919-2007)
Katherine R. "Toolie" Sarraillon, 87, Nebraska City, died Saturday morning, June 30, 2007, at Beverly Healthcare Facility, Nebraska City. She was born August 19, 1919, at Nebraska City, daughter of Fredrick and Katie (Kubo) Yost. She married Marshall Sarraillon February 10, 1953, at Auburn. He died March 11, 1977. Katherine Sarraillon worked at the former Morton House Kitchens in Nebraska City for many years. She also worked at Stephenson Motel, Nebraska City. Sarraillon was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the Eagles Auxiliary. Surviving are sisters-in-law Loretta Sarraillon and Caroline Sarraillon, both Nebraska City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Sarraillon was preceded by four sisters, Clara Witt, Wilma Welter, Minnie Davidson and Mary Printz; and four brothers, Rudolph, Paul, Mikle and William "Muppy." Services will be Tuesday morning, July 3, at 11 a.m., graveside at St. Mary's Cemetery. Interment will follow the services. A rosary will be recited July 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, before the services. Family members will greet friends from 10 a.m. until rosary time July 3. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Tuesday, July 3, 2007.

Louis E. Sarraillon (Nov 10, 1922 - Apr 19, 2006)
Louis E. Sarraillon, 83, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Phoenix, Arizona. He was born November 10, 1922, at Peru.  Sarraillon worked 26 years at the Swift Packing Plant, Omaha; nine years at Pendleton Woolen Mills; and was a member of the South Omaha Eagles 41 years. He moved to Phoenix in 2000 to be with his son and family.  Surviving are his son, Robert and Patty, Phoenix; daughter, Carol and Srinivas, St. Paul, Minnesota; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Sarraillon was preceded by his wife, Wanda; sisters: Louise and Wilhelmina; brothers: Tony, Lawrence, Marshall, Joseph and Frank.  Services will be Monday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at Heafey--Hoffman-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover Street, Omaha. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha.  Visitation will be April 24 from 10 a.m. Family members will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at the West Center Chapel, 7805 West Center Road. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.  Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak-Cutler Mortuary, Omaha, are in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Friday, April 21, 2006, Page 2.

ANTON SASSE (Dec. 5, 1902-April 25, 1978)
Services for Anton Sasse, 75, Nebraska City, who died Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic church.  The Rev. Robert Wuest will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Benedict's Cemetery. The rosary will be at 8 p.m. Thursday preceded by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:15 p.m.  Both will be at the Gude Mortuary.  The Knights of Columbus will form an honor guard at the church for the funeral. Mr. Sasse was born December 5, 1902, at Kurchkundem, Germany, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sasse. He came to the United States at the age of 20 years and had lived in Nebraska City since 1922. Mr. Sasse was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and belonged to the Apostleship of Prayer and Cemetery Board of St. Benedict's.  He was a former trustee of the church and a member of the Chalice Club. The retired Citian worked at St. Mary's Hospital in the engineering department for a number of years. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Pauline) Kreifels, Nebraska City; Mrs. James (Mary Jane) Clark, Roswell, New Mexico; and Mrs. Richard (Madalyn) Sasse, Helper, Utah; and a son, Edwin Sasse, Nebraska City; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A brother and three sisters live in Germany.  The family suggests memorials to St. Benedict's Church.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: April 26, 1978.

ALICE SAWYER (1857-1933)
MRS. ALICE SAWYER DIES AT HER HOME.
Widow of Civil War Vet made her home here the past three months. Mrs. Alice M. Sawyer 76, resident of Nebraska City for the past three month and widow of Byron Sawyer, Civil War Veteran, died at her home 1512 Fifth Corso, Thursday at 3:15 A.M., following a three week illness. She was born in Missouri, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Hoover, March 2, 1857. She married Byron Sawyer in Iowa 1878, and then came to Nebraska making their home at Shubert where Mr. Sawyer died in 1900. Then she moved to Syracuse and made her home with relatives for some time, then moved to Lincoln, coming to Nebraska City three month ago. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Women’s Relief Corps. She is survived by the following children: Charles Winston, by a former marriage; John Sawyer and Mrs. Harry Bray of Nebraska City; Mrs Ben Thrapp Syracuse; Mrs. Herman Baumgart, Mrs. J. D. Gardner, Lincoln; Mrs. Ezra Johnson, Denver; Ben Sawyer, Burr. Two brothers and four step-children also survive. The body was taken to Porter Funeral Home pending arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City, NE News Press, Friday edition Nov. 3, 1933.

JOHN W. SAWYER (Aug. 7, 1881-Aug ??, 1947)
JOHN W. SAWYER BURIED TUESDAY
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Porter Funeral Home for John Walter Sawyer, 66; who died at 9:30 P.M. Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Sawyer, a painter, was born August 7, 1881, at Hamburg, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron R. Sawyer. He had lived here for 61 years.
Surviving are four sisters and a brother: Mrs. J. D. Gardner, Lincoln; Charles Winston, city; Mrs. Harry Bray, Dunbar; Mrs. Pearl Johnson, Denver; Mrs. Dave Jones, Cotton, Calif.
Pallbearers were: Byron Hall, Delbert Esser, Paul Goering, Kenneth Bray, Worthy Alexander and Billy Bray. Rev. C. E. Thurmond was in charge of services and burial was at Wyuka Cemetery.
Source: The Nebraska City Daily NewPress, Tuesday September 3, 1947.

IRENE M. (Lechner) SCHMIDT (March 12, 1907 - May 5, 2001)
Irene M. (Lechner) Schmidt, 94 of Mankato, Minn., died Saturday, May 5, 2001 at Mankato Luthern Home. She was born March 12, 1907 in Nebraska City to Theodore and Mary (Neuhalfen) Lechner. On April 20, 1927, she married Michael Schmidt in Paul, Neb. They moved to Mankato in 1952. She was a member of St. Joseph the worker Catholic Church, and enjoyed her family, needlework, crocheting and nature, especially flowers. She is survived by son Paul Schmidt and wife Lois of Mankato: six daughters: Mary Ann Schnider and Husband Henry of Hugo, Minn., Velma Peiper and husband Joe of Palatine, Ill., Dorothy Coopman and husband Jerry of Mankato, Irene E. "Cookie" of Mankato and Susan Thompson and husband Parish of Afton Wyo.; three brothers; Leonard Lechner of Fremont, Francis Lechner and wife Bernadette of Trenton, Ill, and Kenny Lechner and wife Bea of Seneca, Ka.; four sisters; Lorene Hespen and husband Gilbert of Nebraska City, Marie Koppel of Nebraska City, Elsie Hicks of Omaha, and Evelyne of Selma, Ala.; 50 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and three sons; Michael Jr., Leonard F. and Robert L. Schmidt.
Funeral Services are to be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Mankato with Rev. Kurt Farrell officiating. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Prolife Alliance or the American Cancer Society.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, May 8, 2001.

ALOYSIUS R. SCHMITZ (July 16, 1919-Dec. 2, 1992) WW II
Services for Al R. Schmitz, 73, of Nebraska City will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church with Fr. Lyle Johnson officiating. The rosary will be Friday Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.  Schmitz, who was born the son Al and Clara (Kreifels) Schmitz on July 16, 1919, died Dec. 2 at St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City.  He lived in the Nebraska City community most of his life and was the owner and operator of Schmitz Electric. He married Katie Hemmer on Sept. 9, 1947 in Nebraska City.  His wife and one son, Steven, preceded him in death.   Schmitz is survived by a son, Tim and his wife Teresa Schmitz of Nebraska City; a daughter, Mary Wilson and her husband George of Nebraska City; six grandchildren, John and Paul Wilson and Becky, Pat, Angie and Mike Schmitz; six sisters, Catherine Kleinweber of Nebraska City, Lucille Bintz of Florida, Clara Andrews of California, Louise Glantz of Arkansas, Sister Theresa Marie of Oklahoma City and six brothers, Bill Meredith of Yankton, S. D., Herb Meredith of California, Roger Meredith of LaVista, Calif.; Lawrence Meredith of Florida and Harvey Meredith of Minnesota.  Schmitz served in the U. S. Army during World War II in Europe. In Nebraska City, he was a member of St. Benedict's Church, the Eagles Lodge, the American Legion and the Lourdes Booster Club.  Burial is to be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Nebraska City.
Source: ?? newspaper, December 3, 1992.

Bernard E. Schmitz (Dec. 20, 1907-March 2, 1997)
Bernard Email Schmitz was born on Dec. 20, 1907 in Nebraska City, NE, the son of Emil N. and Theresa (Komma) Schmitz.  He was united in marriage to Philomena Lechner on Sept. 12, 1933 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City, and to this union two children were born. Bernard was retired farmer.  He lived on the same farm his entire life.  He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the St. Joseph's Cemetery Board. He is survived by his wife Philomena of rural Nebraska City; a daughter, Cleora Sasse and husband, Edwin of Nebr. City; a son, Floyd Schmitz and wife Ann of rural Nebr. City; three grandchildren.  Gary and Diane Sasse and Stanley Schmitz; four great-grandchildren, one sister, Geneva Beccard and husband Eldon of rural Nebr. City, NE; Nieces, Nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bernard passed away on Sunday morning, March 2, 1997, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, NE, at the age of 89 years, 2 months, and 12 days. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Gude Mortuary Prayer Card, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr.  Note: Burial at St. Joseph's cemetery, near Paul, Otoe Co., Nebr.

Gerald W. Schmitz 1918-2008
Gerald W. Schmitz, 89, Nebraska City, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln. He was born Aug. 2, 1918, near Nebraska City, son of Peter J. and Rose V. (Welter) Schmitz. He married Helen Marie Lavigne Aug. 27, 1940, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church near Julian. She died in 1995. Schmitz grew up on the family farm near Paul. He was a 1935 Nebraska City High School graduate. He worked for School District 35, Coca-Cola, Western Auto and was Otoe County Clerk until his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. His hobbies included playing cards, fishing, hunting, singing, dancing and sharing his musical talents on his violin, accordion and harmonica. His greatest love was for his family. Surviving are his children, Ronald and special friend Judy, and Sharon and husband Michael Crunk, all Nebraska City; seven grandchildren, Logan Crunk and wife Jessica, Jillian Crunk, Marcy Schmitz, Lisa Hert and husband Henry, Jason Schmitz and wife Cindy, Joseph Schmitz and wife Marcia, and Ann Condello and husband Craig; eight great-grandchildren, Madison, Gage, Dylan, Marie, Matthew, Nick, and Charlie Schmitz and Jeremiah Hert; and other family members and many friends. Besides his wife, Schmitz was preceded by a son, Gerald in 1994; grandson Ronnie in 1996 and his two sisters. Funeral mass is Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Father Michael McCabe will celebrate. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Knights of Columbus rosary is at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City followed by a 7 p.m. parish rosary. Family members will greet friends following the parish rosary. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Thursday, February 7, 2008.

John Schmitz
Nebraska City, Neb., Aug. 16.- John Schmitz, one of the old time residents of this county, died at his home in Rock Creek precinct Saturday evening.  He had been ill but a few days and was able to be about, he was taken with heart trouble and died a short time.  He was born in Jefferson
county, Wis., October 13, 1842, and came to this county in 1874, and located on the farm where he died.  He held a number of public offices in the county and was quite prominent in political affairs.  He is survived by two sons, Henry and Emanuel.  The funeral took place from the St. Joseph Catholic church, near his home this morning.
Source: Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Wednesday Morning, August 17, 1910.

JOHN HENRY SCHMITZ (July 28, 1906-March 4, 2001)
John H. Schmitz, 94, of Nebraska City, died on Sunday, March 4, 2001, at the Ambassador Care Center in Nebraska City. He was born on July 28, 1906, in Otoe County, the son of Henry and Dorothy (Landgraf) Schmitz. He was a farmer his entire life.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in rural Nebraska City and the Knights of Columbus. He had been a resident of the Ambassador since April of 1992.  Survivors include: cousins and other friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers; Walt, Mark, and Ervin Schmitz; and sister Leona Schmitz.  Funeral services are to be held Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in rural Nebraska City with the Rev. Sean Redmond officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  Pallbearers are: Leo Pfeiffer, Milton Kreifels, Allan Gottwald, Paul Weible, Bernard Kreifels, and Steve Kreifels.  A rosary will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gude Mortuary Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Gude Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Source:  Nebraska City News-Press , March 7, 2001.

Joseph A. Schmitz (Oct. 29, 1852 - Sept. 18, 1918)
The funeral services of the late Joseph A. Schmitz of Driftwood precinct, were held in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Saturday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. Father A. H. Kunz, O.M.I., officiating at the sol requiem high mass of the morning.  The church was crowded with a congregation of relative and friends of the lamented and esteemed departed, who was a man of high character and held in highest regard by a numerous circle, formed and endeared to him during the 32 years of his residence here.  The bereaved wife and children are objects of the tenderest sympathy and consideration in their loss and sorrow:
JOSEPH A. SCHMITZ was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, October 29, 1852.  Moved with his parents to Otoe County, Nebraska, in 1876. He was married in Otoe County to Miss Lenora Smith in 1881. He moved to Red Willow County in 1886, purchasing the old G. B. Nettleton farm on the Driftwood Creek, where he resided until his death, September 18, 1918, one o'clock. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Schmitz, of which nine are living, all of them being present at the funeral of their worthy father. Two brothers and a sister of the departed were at the funeral, Mr. N. J. Schmitz, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schmitz, and Mrs. Joseph Durr, all of Nebraska City. Besides other relatives, Mrs. Thomas Real of Edgar, and Mrs. Schmitz's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith of Otis.  The floral offerings from the Woodmen, of which deceased was a member, and of individuals, etc., were very profuse and beautiful.  Interment followed the service in St. Patrick's church, burial being made in Calvary cemetery of this parish.
CARD OF THANKS: we wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kind assistance and beautiful floral offerings given during our great affliction; and especially do we express our gratitude to all the members of the Altar Society and M.W. of A. order.
Source: McCook (NE) Tribune, Date: September 26, 1918

MARY "THERESA" E. (GRESS) SCHMITZ (March 26, 1884 -January 10, 1931)
NATIVE OF PAUL COMMUNITY DEAD; Mrs. Theresa Schmitz Succumbs After Two Weeks' Illness
Mrs. Theresa Schmitz, widow of the late Nicholas Schmitz, of the Paul community, died at St. Mary's hospital Saturday night at 9 o'clock following an illness of two weeks duration. Death was due to a heart attack.  Mrs. Schmitz was born in Otoe county 55 (sic 47) years ago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gress, pioneers. She was reared in the vicinity of Paul where she had spent her entire life and was well known and popular. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church. She was married in Nebraska City 25 years ago [1904] to Nicholas Schmitz, who died in November 1928.  She is survived by four daughters, Misses Mary, Anna, Rosa and Clare Schmitz and one son, Nicholas Schmitz. Joseph Schmitz is a stepson. Other relatives surviving are her mother and four sisters, Mrs. Carl Tretter, Mrs. Wenzel Pfeiffer, Mrs. Tony Schmitz and Mrs. Carl Lempke.  The funeral announcement will be made later.  Note: A review of her tombstone and the original obit indicates her death age should be 47, not 55. Her tombstone has 1884-1931 and her marriage record of 1904 gave 20 years when she married Nicholas Schmitz.)
Source: ?? newspaper, Jan 1931. (Note: died January 10, 1931).

NICHOLAS SCHMITZ (Aug. 24, 1863 - Nov. 16, 1928)
Nicholas Schmitz, son of Peter Schmitz, was born in Minnesota, August 24, 1863 and came to Otoe County with his father's family.   He married, November 22, 1904, Miss Mary E. Gress of Otoe Precinct.   He died suddenly at his home near Paul, November 16, 1928.   He was survived by his wife and six children; Joseph Schmitz, Paul; Mrs Anna Peschel, Julian; and Misses Mary, Rose and Clara Schmitz and Nicholas Schmitz, living at home.   One sister, Mrs. J. T. Durr of Longmont, Colorado, also survived him.
Source: Newspaper: Unknown, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska Date: Nov. 1928

Maria C. Komma Schmitz (July 14, 1872-Jan. 28, 1900)
First wife of Nicholas J. Schmitz. She was born July 14, 1872, died in January 28, 1900, eight days after the birth of her son, Johann Schmitz (Jan. 20, 1900-Sept. 13, 1900).
Source: Family notes, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska Date: Jan. 1900

OLIVIA G. (RAMOLD) SCHMITZ (23 Apr13 Sep 2002, age 97)
Olive G. Schmitz, 97, of Nebraska City died Friday, September 13, 2002 at Duff's Friendship Villa in Nebraska City.
She was born April 23, 1905 at Julian, the daughter of Andrew and Barbara (Schock) Ramold. On February 3, 1925 she married Joseph A. Schmitz in Nebraska City. She was a housewife and homemaker; she was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers, Legion of Mary and Apostleship of Prayer.
She is survived by children Loretta Sarraillon and husband Frank of Nebraska City, Bertha M. Lutz and husband Bill of Omaha and Jospeh N. Schmitz and wife Caroline of Santa Rosa, Calif.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Schmitz (1972) and son Alvin A. Schmitz.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 at St. Joseph's Catholic Chuch southwest of Nebraska City with burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Clarence Ramold, Hubert Ramold, Edward Ramold, Floyd Kreifels, Nick Schmitz and Don Schmitz. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gude Mortuary. Memorials may be given to the Lourdes Endowment Fund.  Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of the arrangements.
Source:  Nebraska City News-Press , Tuesday, September 17, 2002.

Wilhelmina J. "Babe" Schmitz (January 13, 1920-April 13, 2005)
Wilhelmina J. "Babe" Schmitz, 85, Nebraska City, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Duff's Friendship Villa, Nebraska City.
She was born January 13, 1920, at Julian, daughter of William and Mary Louise (Brady) Sarraillon. She married Nicholas William Schmitz May 27, 1941, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Julian. He died in 1973.
She was a housewife and homemaker. She also worked in the dietary department of Nebraska City Manor as a cook. She also worked at Catron Orchard and Arbor Day Orchard. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Alter Society, Eagles and American Legion auxiliaries. She volunteered many hours at St. Mary's Hospital and Nebraska City Manor. She helped clean the church, volunteered at school while her children attended school and was a member of the World of the Aging.
Surviving are three children: Nick and wife Dianne, and David and wife Jackie, all Nebraska City; and Mary L. Schmitz, Louisville, Kentucky; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Louis Sarraillon, Phoenix, Arizona. Her brother, Frank Sarraillon died the day after she died.
Besides her husband and brother Frank, she was preceded by a sister, Louise Plager; and brothers Marshall, Joe, Tony and infant Lawrence.
Services will be Saturday, April 16, [2005] at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City, Father Michael McCabe will celebrate Mass.  Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.
A parish and Christian Mothers Rosary will be Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at Gude Mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund or Lourdes Endowment Fund.  Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source:  Nebraska City News-Press, Friday, April 15, 2005.

Melvin F. Schneider (age 35 d. 1954)
Nebraska City-Services were held here for Melvin F. Schneider, 35, of Omaha, formerly of Nebraska City.  Mr. Schneider, who died in Omaha, was a native of Seneca, Kan.  Surviving are his wife, Alice; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Herman Schneider of Nebraska City; brothers, Albert of Nebraska City and Andrew of Pasadena, Tex., and his sisters Mrs. Wilma Joe of Weeping Water and Mrs. Leo Beam of Omaha.  Graveside military services were held.
Source: The Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb., Monday, November 29, 1954.

Allen Leo Schnitzer
FARM ACCIDENT KILLS NC MAN
Funeral services have been set for Allen L. Schnitzer, 56, of Nebraska City. Schnitzer died from injuries sustained Thursday afternoon in a farm accident south of Nebraska City. He had apparently been moving an auger that is typically used to load grain into the top of grain bins and was struck when the auger fell. Schnitzer retired after teaching eighth grade social studies at the Nebraska City Middle School. He is a former football and wrestling coach at the Nebraska City Senior High School. A LifeNet helicopter crew was landing at the Nebraska City Airport on a separate call minutes after the farm accident and was reported. LifeNet paramedics and Nebraska City Rescue were diverted to the Schnitzer farm. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is handling funeral arrangements. The funeral is set for Monday, June 6, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Benedict's Cemetery. A rosary is set at 7 p.m. Sunday, with Knights of Columbus rosary at 6:15 p.m., both at St. Benedict's.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Friday – Sunday, June 3-5, 2005, Nebraska City, Nebr.

Allen L. Schnitzer (October 14, 1948-June 2, 2005)
Allen Leo Schnitzer, 56, Nebraska City, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, Nebraska City. He was born October 14, 1948, at Nebraska City, son of Alvin and Hilda (Roll) Schnitzer. He married Diane J. Larsen May 28, 1977, at Nebraska City. He was a 1966 graduate of Lourdes Central Catholic High School and a 1970 graduate of Peru State College, where he played baseball four years and football one year. He taught at Bishop O'Hara High School in Kansas City, Missouri and Truman High School in Independence, Missouri, before returning to Nebraska City in 1976. He taught at Nebraska City Middle School until his retirement this spring. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Diane: two sons, Alex and wife Nicole, and Brett and fiancee Melanie Jimeson; two grandchildren; brother, Eugene and Juanita Schnitzer of Nebraska City; uncles Carl Roll and John Schnitzer, Nebraska City; aunt Viola Peterson, Nebraska City; and nieces, nephews, other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were Monday, June 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Fathers Mark Tasler and Lyle Johnson were celebrants. Interment was at St. Benedict's Cemetery. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Monday, June 6, 2005, Nebraska City, Nebr.

CARL NICHOLAS SCHNITZER (April 7, 1912 - Nov. 7, 2003)
Carl N. Schnitzer, 91, of Nebraska City died on Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Shenandoah, Iowa. He was born April 7, 1912 to John and Julia K. (Gress) Schnitzer at Nebraska City.
He married Philomena Zeiner on Jan. 16, 1940 in Nebraska City. He was a long time farmer and a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles - Aerie #968 of Nebraska City.
He is survived by daughter Carol Danek and husband Gary of Lincoln; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Viola Peterson and husband Robert of Nebraska City; brother John Schnitzer and wife Evelyn of Nebraska City; other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife and brother Alvin Schnitzer.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Rev. Mark Tasler officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.  Memorials may be given to St. Benedict's cemetery. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Monday, November 10, 2003.

Harry J. Schreiner (Jan. 29, 1919-Sept. 9, 2002)
Harry J. Schreiner, 83, of Nebraska City, died Monday, September 9, 2002, at his home.  He was born January 29, 1919, on the family farm northwest of Nebraska City, the son of Joseph and Mary (Ullsperger) Schreiner.  On March 24, 1942, he married Ramona Kreifels in San Diego, California.  He served in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a charter member of the Fitzgerald Council of Knights of Columbus, a lifetime member of the Eagles, a 55-year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the American Legion. He received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award for 100 years of family farming. He owned Dinty Moores from 1946-1982. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church.  He is survived by his wife, Ramona Schreiner of Nebraska City; children: Steve Schreiner and wife Linda of Nebraska City; Dave Schreiner and wife Terry of Neola, Iowa; and Rosemary Hicks and husband Dennis of Lincoln; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Clarence Schreiner and wife Elva of Blair; and sister-in-law Rose Schreiner of Nebraska City. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Eugene Schreiner, sister Geraldine Cooper; and granddaughter Nicole McCown.  Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nebraska City with burial at the church cemetery. Complete military services will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 8 of Nebraska City. A Knights of Columbus rosary will be held at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the Gude Mortuary.  Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of the arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: Sept. 2002.

Magdalena (Neu) Schreiner (Nov. 9, 1848- Aug ?, 1941)
Mrs. Magdalena Schreiner Obituary Funeral Services Monday at Bethel Evangelical Church Mrs. Magdalena Schreiner, 92, died at her home, 1024 First Ave, Friday morning at 1:30 o'clock after an illness that has incapacitated her for about two months. Death caused by age and complications.  Born in Bavaria, Germany, Nov. 9, 1848, the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Neu. Mrs. Schreiner came to Nebraska in the spring of 1871. She was married at Hallaville, Ill., to Jacob Schreiner, Nov 18, 1864.  Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Lizzie Brown, Lawrence, Neb; August Schreiner, Dunbar; Mrs. Anna Borcherding, Mrs Emily Swalley, Nebraska City, and Albert Schreiner, Dunbar; Children who preceded her in death are Charley, George, William, Eddie, Max, Katherine, Caroline, and Mary. Her husband passed away Sept. 7, 1904, in Nebraska City. She has 30 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.  Mrs. Schreiner lived on a farm near Dunbar until 1902 when she moved to Nebraska City. She was three years old when she came to the United States with her parents. There were six children when the voyage began, but her only brother died in crossing and was buried at sea.  In Princeton County, Ill., her father took up farming and the five girls grew up there, Magdalena Neu married Jacob Schreiner in the Evangelical village church near her Illinois home. They lived in Illinois six years before coming west. Her husband had accumulated considerable farm land in Otoe county before his death. Mrs. Schreiner was 70 when she built her home on First avenue. She was a member of the Bethel Evangelical church of this city.  Funeral services will be held Monday, August 18, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Evangelical church, Rev. George F. Duensing in charge. Burial will be at Wyuka. The body will be at Karstens and Patterson mortuary until time of the funeral.  Pallbearers will be six grandsons, Ralph Brown, Raymond Schreiner, Oscar Schreiner, Mark Schreiner, Robert Swalley and Paul Schreiner.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: August 15, 1941.

Nebraska City Boy Drowned (age 9, d. 1897)
Nebraska City, Neb., Aug. 28-(Special) This morning the nine-year-old son of Isaac Snead, who lives near the river bank just north of the city, and another lad, were playing in a boat tied to the river bank.  Each was pulling on all oars, when the Snead boy’s oar slipped and he fell out of the boat backwards and was drowned before help could reach him.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Sunday Morning, August 29, 1897.

Dale W. Sharp (Nov. 20, 1915 - July 6, 2005)
Dale W. Sharp, 89, Nebraska City, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at the Ambassador, Nebraska City. He was born Nov. 20, 1915, at Omaha. He married Margaret Jean Riggs Nov. 6, 1937, at Nebraska City.
He owned and operated Nebraska City Transfer Company. He served on the Nebraska City Board of Education 30 years. He was also involved with the Civil Service Commission and was a past Rotary member.
Surviving are his son, Ron and Lucille, Nebraska City; daughter, Kim and Joe Musumeci, Nebraska City; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth, California; and sister-in-law, Julia Oetgen, Nebraska City.
He was preceded by his wife and a brother, George.
Memorial services will be Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City.  Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska City Public School Foundation.  Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr., July 2005.

Child of Mr. & Mrs. William Shepherd
Nebraska City, Neb., Aug. 20.-Lose Second Child
Two weeks ago a six-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shepherd died of diphtheria.  Yesterday their nine-year-old daughter, who had been ill, but had recovered and was just able to be about, was stricken with paralysis of the heart and died in a few minutes. The funeral was held today.  Mr. Shepherd has taken ill and is in a serious condition.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Sunday Morning, August 21, 1910.

Jeff Shoemaker (age 64-Nov 1948)
Glenwood - Funeral services will be held at the Raynor chapel in Glenwood at 2 p.m. Friday for Jeff Shoemaker, 64, who died Tuesday at his home in Nebraska City, Neb. The Rev. J. W. Taenzler will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery. Shoemaker lived all his life in the Bartlett community until he moved to Nebraska City about four years ago. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Rickabaugh of Bartlett; one son, James Shoemaker of Lime Springs; one brother, George Shoemaker of Essex; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Abbott of Nebraska City, Neb.; and one granddaughter.
Source: Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, November 25, 1948.

Thelma F. Shoemaker (Nov. 17, 1914 - June 3, 2005)
Thelma F. Shoemaker, age 90, Nebraska City, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at Duff's Friendship Villa, Nebraska City.  She was born Nov. 17, 1914, at Nebraska City, daughter of Frank and Eva (Rakes) Ingram.  She married James A. Shoemaker Jan. 27, 1937, at Auburn.  He died Feb. 23, 1990.
She was a 1932 Nebraska City High School graduate.  She was secretary and bookkeeper of the family's plumbing business.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a past member of the Eagles Auxiliary.  She enjoyed watching TV, reading, car racing, camping, gardening, visiting with her family and friends and talking on the telephone.
Surviving are her daughter, Bonnie and husband Jerry Bethel, Plattsmouth; son, Ronald and wife Betty, Nebraska City; four grandchildren, Jerry and Kristi Bethel, Plattsmouth, Karen and Tracy Carnes, Glenwood, Iowa, and Robert and Susan Shoemaker and Scott Shoemaker, all Nebraska City; seven great-grandchildren, Jenn Carnes, Kaylen Carnes, Aimee Harviston, Crystal Bethel, Whitney Bethel, Jess Bethel and Lauren Shoemaker; two great-great-grandchildren, Alex and Emily Harviston; sister, Fern Tryee, Grove, Okla., and many other relatives and friends.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Bassinger.
Services were Monday, June 6, at Peterson Mortuary Chapel, Nebraska City.  The Rev. Jeffrey Kelley officiated.  Interment was at Wyuka Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to family's choice.  Peterson Mortuary, Nebraska City, was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. June 2005.

John L. Showalter (?-15 Sep 1900)
Soldiers Remains Reach Home
Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 3 – (Special)-
The remains of John L. Showalter, who died on the transport Grant on the 15th of September, arrived from San Francisco today, and were interred in Wyuka cemetery. The funeral was under the auspices of company C.N.N.G., of which the deceased was formerly a member. He died from disease contracted in the army in the Philippines.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Thursday Morning, October 4, 1900.

John L. Showalter (?-15 Sep 1900)
Nebraska Soldier Buried
Nebraska City - Oct. 2 (Special)
The remains of John L. Showalter, the young soldier from this place, who died while en-route from Manilla, arrived here today. The funeral was held this afternoon from Memorial hall. The attendance at the services was large. Chaplain Smith, assisted by Company C and the local post of the Grand Army of the Republic, conducted the services. The interment was in Wynka (Wyuka) cemetery.
Source: Omaha Daily Bee, (Omaha, Neb.), 3 Oct 1900, Pg. 8, Image 8.

Donald C. Smith (Nov. 25, 1926 – Dec. 14, 2004)
Donald Charles Smith, 78, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at the Oakland Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1926, near Sidney, son of Charlie and Della (White) Smith. He married Mary Ann June 6, 1982 in Fremont.
He served in the U. S. Army.
Services were Friday, Dec. 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosalie. The Rev. Norma J. Vander Meer officiated. Interment was in the Saint Rose of Lima Cemetery, near Hooper.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Dec, 2004.

Mabel P. Smith (May 8, 1913 – May 17, 2005)
Mabel P. Smith, 92, Nebraska City, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at the Ambassador Nebraska City. She was born May 8, 1913, at Washington, Mo., the daughter of Louis F. and Susanna (Damschroeder) Funke. She married George T. Smith Jan. 13, 1935, at Washington, Mo. He died June 10, 2003.
She was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church, Nebraska City. She Was a member of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
Surviving are three children; Delores R. and Del Stoltenberg, Rock Port, Mo.; John J. and Mary, Aurora, Colo.; and Stephanie S. and John Wisecarver, Maple Lake, Minn.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and other family and friends.  Besides her husband, she was preceded by her parents.
Services will be Friday, may 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Nebraska City. The Rev. Jonathen Rathjen will officiate. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Family members will greet friends Thursday, May 19, from 7-8 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church, Nebraska City. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska.

Tom Sorensen (Mar. 24, 1933 – Mar. 11, 2005)
Tom Sorensen, 71, Weeping Water, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at his home. He was born March 24, 1933, at Nebraska City, son of Hans and Irene (Detloff) Sorensen. He married Betty Lou Osborn May 8, 1954, at Nebraska City. She died July 20, 2000.
He owned and operated Sorensen Rock and Gravel at Weeping Water for many years before retiring. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 968 at Nebraska City.
Surviving are four sons, Tom and Patty, Louisville, Larry, Weeping Water, Gary and Susan, Weeping Water, Bruce and Carol, Weeping Water; seven grandchildren; brother, Bennett, Nelson; sister, Nancy and Bud Hall, Fremont; and other family and friends.
Besides his wife, he was preceded by a grandson, Kyle Sorensen; a sister, Esther Vollman and a brother, Ralph.
Services will be Tuesday, March 15, at 11 a.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. The Rev. Larry Hammons will officiate. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, March 14, after 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Tom Sorensen Scholarship Fund in memory of Kyle Sorensen. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska.

EDITH CATHERINE STAHL (17 June 1882-11 May 1963)
LONG RESIDENT OF CITY IS DEAD - Edith Stahl of 413 Fourth Terrace, Nebraska City, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital Saturday afternoon after failing health of several years.
Miss Stahl was born on June 17, 1882, in rural Nebraska City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stahl. She never married, living her entire life in the Nebraska City community. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Survivors are three nephews, a niece and a sister-in-law. She was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic church with Father John Martin officiating at the Requiem Mass. Burial will be at St. Benedict's cemetery.
The Rosary will be recited Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gude mortuary.
Pallbearers will be George Ramold, Henry Lollman, Troy _______, Albert Wurtele, Henry Honroth, and Roy Savage.
(*Note: Pallbearers names are unreadable from copy; b. 17 June 1882- d. 11 May 1963)
Source: ?? newspaper, May 13, 1963.

FRANK LEWIS STAHL
DEATH OF YOUNG MAN- Frank L., son of Frank and Matilda Stahl died this morning at 5:30 o'clock at the hospital, after an illness of three weeks suffering from stomach trouble. He was born in this city July 4, 1873 and lived here for some time and then his parents moved into the farm southwest of this city where they have since made their home. Frank was an industrious young man and was a great lover of home. He is survived by his parents and several brothers, four nephews and one niece.
The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Benedict's Catholic church. Rev. Father Weygant officiating. The deceased was a very active member in that church.
Source: ?? paper, Oct 12, 1917.

GERTRUDE EVE (MINIUM) STAHL (13 Nov 1894- 25 Dec 1973)
GERTRUDE STAHL RITES FRIDAY-Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict's Catholic church for Mrs. William Gertrude Stahl, 79, who died Tuesday noon at the Duff Memorial Nursing Home.
The Rev. Edmund Weigel will officiate. Burial will be at St. Benedict's Cemetery in Nebraska City. The Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lett-Marshall Chapel.
Mrs. Stahl was born November 13, 1894 at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan (Cora Parker) Minium. She married William Stahl on September 19, 1911, at St. Benedict's Catholic church in Nebraska City.
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. John (Grace) Harter and Mrs. Jacob (Ora) Sell, both of Weeping Water; Mrs. Earl (Nellie) Sapp of Lincoln; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded by her husband on October 23, 1951, and a daughter.
Mrs. Stahl lived in Nebraska City most of her life. She was a resident of the Duff Memorial Nursing home for the past three years.
Pallbearers will be Edward Gress, Tim Kreifels, Kenneth Neeley, Herbert Frede, Steve Boerner and Richard Hein.
Mrs. Stahl was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic church.
Source: ?? newspaper, Dec. 27, 1973. (Note: b. 13 Nov 1894- d. 25 Dec 1973)

MATHILDA "MATILDA" ALBERTINA (WENZEL) STAHL
ANOTHER PIONEER GONE - Mrs. Mathilda, wife of Frank Stahl, died Sunday morning of stomach trouble at her home, near Summit, aged 55 years. She had been sick for some time and leaves a husband and a family of grown children. She was a noble woman and had numerous friends throughout the country.
The funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock at St. Benedict's Church and was largely attended. Father Emanuel conducted the service, and his address spoke of the deceased being for more than 30 years a member of his church, and paid a high compliment as to her Christian life.
The pallbearers were: Anton, Theodore and Oscar Wirth, Casper Sands, Theo Webering and Charles Kressen.
The interment was in St. Benedict's Cemetery.
Source: ?? paper, Oct. 2, 1906 (Note: tombstone 1852-1906)

WILLIAM ANTONIO "MIKE" STAHL (18 Sept 1887-   23 Oct 1951)
DEATH COMES TO WILLIAM A. STAHL - William A. Stahl, age 64, a resident of Otoe County all his life with the exception of four years spent at Burwell, died at his home in Kearney Addition Thursday evening. He had been ill several years with a heart condition. He was a merchant and a member of St. Benedict's Church.
He was born in Otoe County on September 18, 1937, the son of Frank and Mathilda Stahl. He and Gertrude Minium were married at Nebraska City in 1911.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter Mrs. Mae Gillespie, city; four grandchildren and a sister, Miss Edith Stahl, city.
The rosary will be recited Thursday Evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic church with the Rev. John Krer, officiating.
Source: ?? newspaper, October 24, 1951.

Clara M. Steinhoff (-2006)
Services for Clara M. Steinhoff will be Thursday, Aug. 3, at 2:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, North Branch, Avoca.  Visitation will be Aug. 3 from 9-11 a.m. Casket will be open an hour before services at the church.  The full obituary will be published next week.
Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home, Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.1, 2006.

Virginia Lee Stell (1 Mar 1925-3 Apr 2007)
Virginia Stell died April 3, 2007, at age 82. Virginia Lee was born March 1, 1925, in Nebraska City, Neb. She moved to the Portland area in 1949 and was a homemaker, as well as longtime member of the Lincoln Street Baptist Church. In 1947, she married George Stell.  Survivors include her husband; daughter, Karen Redman; sons, Don, Tim and Jeff; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Source: The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Saturday, April 14, 2007 or Tuesday, April 17, 2007.

Ruth Metz Stephens (????-1945)
Riverton - Short funeral services were held at Nebraska City, Neb., Monday for Mrs. Ruth Stephens of Scottsbluff, Neb., who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Maude Stephenson, in Nebraska City, where she had been staying while taking treatments at the Nebraska City hospital, Burial was in the Scottsbluff cemetery.  She is survived by her husband; a son somewhere in the south Pacific, two sisters, Mrs. Maude Stephenson and Mrs. Florence Boyd of Nebraska City.  She was the former Ruth Metz of Riverton.  Mr. and Mrs. Will Stubbs and Mrs. Jennie Stubbs of Riverton attended the funeral services.
Source: Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, April, 25, 1945. 

Dwaine Roy Stoddard (2 Jan 1930-24, July 2007)
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albany for Dwaine Roy Stoddard, who died July 24 of sepsis at age 77. Mr. Stoddard was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Nebraska City, Neb., and moved to Portland in 1942.  He attended Benson Polytechnic High School and received a GED and graduated from the University of Oregon.  He served in the Army and the Air Force Reserves.  A sales manager for Northrup King for about 35 years, he moved to Boise in the mid-1960s, to Lake Oswego in 2001, and to Mesa, Ariz., in June.  In the mid-1950s, he married Suzanne Jobin; she died in 1997.  He married Pat Hanns in 2000. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Kathy Duguay and Allison Stoddard; sons, Mark and Sean; sister, Judy Osgood; brother, Bill; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral by Mariposa Gardens in Mesa, Ariz.
Source: The Sunday Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.

LU ANNA MAE STOLL (1935 -1998)
LuAnna Mae Stoll, 62, of Nebraska City, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, at her home. She married Steven Stitt, later married George Childers, in 1955, and married Clyde Stoll June 6, 1992 in Nebraska City. She worked for the Eagles Club in Nebraska City. She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary and the Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband Clyde; children Twilla and husband Randy Hough of Underwood, Iowa, Beverly and husband Randy Jefferie of Wichita, Kan., Joyce and Royce Bennett of Lincoln, George and wife Diane Childers, LuAnn and husband Ray Betts, Edwin and wife Tina Childers, Darrell Childers and Cheryl Snyder, all of Nebraska City, Bennie and wife Kim Childers of Council Bluffs, Iowa; stepchildren Alyce Hollison, Carol O'Flaherty, both of Nebraska City, Deborah Hlavac of Louisville, Clydene Rhinehard of Grand Island, Brenda Vodicka of Nebraska City, Ellen Bassinger of Des Moines, Iowa. Lori Bennett and Paula Avery, both of Nebraska City; Sisters Erlene Regnier and Delores Cox, both of Omaha, Mary Alexander of Nebraska City; 24 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 2 P.M. Sept. 30, at Gude Mortuary Chapel. Burial was in Wyuka Cemetery. Pallbearers included Robert McNeal, Rusty Maher, Ron Schreiner, Charles Rumery, Dennis Driever and Chick Connell. Memorials were suggested to the Nebraska City Rescue Squad.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Thursday, October 1, 1998.

Alice H. Stonesifer (November 27, 1920-January 25, 2005)
Alice H. Stonesifer, 84, Nebraska City, died Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at St. Mary's Hospital, Nebraska City.  She was born November 27, 1920, near Paul, daughter of Peter and Rose (Welter) Schmitz.  She married Eugene L. "Bud" Stonesifer May 7, 1942 at Rock Port, Missouri.  He died November 7, 1995.
She taught school at a one-room schoolhouse near Paul three years before her marriage. She and her husband later moved to Los Angeles and Bakersfield,  California. She did clerical work for a real estate office in California for many years.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bakersfield.
Surviving are a brother, Gerald Schmitz, Nebraska City; nieces and nephews, including Sharon and Mike Crunk, and Randy and Debby Denniston, all Nebraska City, and Gary Denniston, Lake Waconda; and other family and friends.  Besides her husband, she was preceded by a sister, Lorine Denniston.
Services are Friday, January 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Father Michael McCabe will celebrate Mass. She will be cremated following the services. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Bakersfield, California, beside her late husband.  A rosary will be recited Thursday, January 27, at 7 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or St. Joseph Catholic Church of Bakersfield, California. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, Thursday, January 27, 2005.

Mrs. David Straub (11 Nov 1833-Jul 1908)
Nebraska City, Neb., July 14-
Mrs. David Staub died Saturday evening at the home of her son, W. E. Straub, at Lincoln, where she had gone for a visit. She was the mother of the Straub brothers of this county, and one of the oldest settlers in this section and owned a large tract of land near Berlin. She was born in Ireland, November 11, 1833 and came to this county when quite young. Her husband died in 1891 and four of her sons still reside at home. They are Hon Vincent W., Max, David and Thomas. The other son, W. E. Straub, resides in Lincoln. The funeral was held from the family residence near Berlin this morning.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska Wednesday Morning, July15, 1908.

Alice A. Stukenholtz (Aug. 28, 1909 – July 1, 2005)
Alice A. Stukenholtz, 95, Nebraska City, died Friday, July 1, 2005, at Duff’s Friendship Villa, Nebraska City. She was born Aug. 28, 1909, at Verdon, daughter of William and Ida (Strauss) Otto. She married Vernon Albert Stukenholtz Aug. 2, 1931, at Verdon. He died March 18, 1991.
A housewife, before she became handicapped, she enjoyed gardening, canning, cleaning, sewing, patching, baking, cooking, hunting mushrooms, china painting and making sock monkeys. In her later years she enjoyed her flowers, and watching birds and squirrels. She also loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up.
A member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nebraska City, Stukenholtz was a charter member of the Altar Guild. She painted "The Luther’s Seal" on a china plate in April 1976. It hangs in the church entryway. Stukenholtz was a member of the International China Painting Teachers Organization. Oct. 31, 1968, she received a certificate of honor in recognition of 25 years membership from the Nebraska Council of Home Extension Clubs. Stukenholtz organized the Nebraska City Apple Blossom China Painters in April 1974. She was a member of Calwell Rebekah Lodge, Ladies Encampment Auxilary Patriarch Militant where she received the Declaration of Chivalry Pin in October 1972.
Services were Tuesday, July 5, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Pastors Bruce Berggren and Kent Clark Officiated. Interment was at Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Duff’s Friendship Villa or the Otoe County Respite Program. Marshall Funeral Chapel, Nebraska City, was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska.

John F. Stukenholtz (1924-2005)
John F. Stukenholtz, 81, rural Nebraska City, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at his home. He was born May 30, 1924, near Nebraska City, son of Rollan F. and Walburga (Wirth) Stukenholtz. He married Rita M. Heng May 7, 1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church near Paul. She died October 12, 2004. A 1941 Nebraska City High School graduate, he farmed all his life. He was a member of St Mary's Catholic church and Eagles Club and served on the Rural Water Board, Co-op Board and the Rural School District and Lourdes school Boards. Surviving are three daughters, Mary and William Parker, Dakota Dunes, S. D., Patricia and John Steinman, Falls City, and Linda and Chris Conrad, Lincoln; six sons, John, Jr. and Judy, Peru; Gerald and Mary Sue, Steve and Amy, Edward and Barb, and Bryan and Shawn, all Nebraska City, and Ron and Deb, Bellevue; 34 grandchildren; 30 great-grand- children; and siblings, Rose Nelson, and Leora Kuwitsky, both Seattle; Sister Jean Stukenholtz, Maple Mount, KY, Kathleen Stukenholtz, Nebraska City; Louis and Darla Stukenholtz, Peru; Joan and Jim Meyer, Avoca; and Carl and Kay Stukenholtz, Perry, Iowa; and nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Besides his wife, he was preceded by a son, Richard; sister, Jean and brother, Rollan. Services will be Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church, Nebraska City. Father Michael McCabe will celebrate mass. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. A rosary will be recited Monday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to Lourdes Endowment Fund, St. Mary's Catholic Church. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Dec. 2005.

RITA M. STUKENHOLTZ (Mar. 24, 1927 – Oct. 12, 2004)
Rita M. Stukenholtz, age 77, Nebraska City, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Nebraska City. She was born March 24, 1927, near Paul, the daughter of John A. and Elizabeth Mary (Francois) Heng. She attended the former St. Joseph’s School. She married John F. Stukenhotlz May 7, 1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
A housewife and homemaker, Stukenholtz was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Legion of Mary. She served and assisted with funeral dinners.
Surviving are her husband, John, Nebraska City; three daughters, Mary and William Parker, Dakota Dunes, S. D.; Patricia and John Steinman, Falls City; Linda and Chris Conrad, Lincoln; six sons, John Jr. and Judy of Peru; Gerald and Mary Sue, Steve and Amy, Edward and Barb, and Bryan and Shawn, all Nebraska City; and Ron and Deb, Bellevue; 34 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Laurine Volkmer, Nebraska City; other family and friends. She was preceded by a son, Richard, four brothers and five sisters.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Fr. Michael McCabe will celebrate mass. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. A Christian mothers rosary will be at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, followed by a 7 p.m. parish rosary at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to the Lourdes Endowment Fund. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Oct. 2004.

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Elaine L. Teten(Jan. 31, 1929 – Aug. 29, 2005)
Elaine L. Teten, 76, Nebraska City, died Monday, August 29, at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln. She was born Jan. 31, 1929, at Union, the Daughter of Simon and Helen ( Bueler) Teten.  She was valedictorian of Union High School in 1947. She was a telephone operator at Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Company 26-1/2 years. She also worked at Special Occasion Bridal Shop and Cindy’s Dream Shop in Nebraska City. She was active in First Baptist Church, where she had attended since August 1946 and was a former AWANA leader. She was also a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are a son, J.D. and Gail Garrens, Nebraska City; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Marcella Chaney, and a brother, Rex and Alene Gruber, all Omaha.
She was preceded by her parents; a brother, Darrell; a sister, Lucille Douglas and a nephew, Ralph Chaney.
Services will be Saturday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Nebraska City. The Revs. Keith Hunt and David Burman will officiate.  Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.  Visitation with family members will be Friday, Sept. 2, from 7-8 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church, Nebraska City. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in Charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska.

John Teten ()
Nebraska City, Neb. Nov. 16-
John Teten, a prominent farmer living near Talmage, passed away yesterday. Mr. Teten came to Nebraska in 1858 and acquired a great deal of property before his death. He leaves a wife and two children. He was a relative of J. J. Teten, a prominent business man of this city.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Thursday Morning, November 17, 1910.

ROBERT L. THIESFELD (??-April 28, 1997, age 64) Korean War
Robert L. Thiesfeld, 64, of Nebraska City died Monday, April 28, 1997, at his home. He married Carol Ann Tourville Oct. 4, 1952, at Junction City, Kan. He married Dorothy Larson in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 10, 1991. He served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy "Dottie" of Nebraska City and his children, Bottie of Omaha, Gordon and wife Sarah of Gardner, Kan., Kathy and husband Jim Jewel of Lincoln, Janet and husband Scott Herzog of Nebraska City, Dave Thiesfeld of Harlan, Iowa, and Mary and husband Dean Siebrass of York; step-children Susan and husband Pat Griepenstroh of Syracuse and Sally and husband Russ Durham of Madison, Indiana; sisters Gloria Gittinger of Nebraska City, Mary Ann Stever of Topeka, Kan.; brother Dean Thiesfeld of Lincoln; and many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, and a sister, Cheryl Warren. Pallbearers included Jim Jewell, Bill Shirley, Steve Vogel, Pat Griepenstroh, Scott Herzog and Bob Snyder.
A funeral service was 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gude Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City with Fr. Steve Major officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Military services were conducted by the American Legion Post # 8 of Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Thursday May 1, 1997.

NELLIE THORNE (Nov. 13, 1926-July 12, 1996)
Nellie Thorne, 69, of Nebraska City, died July 12, 1996, at the Bryan Hospital in Lincoln. She was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Nebraska City to Chris and Maude (Hutchinson) Adams. She married Dick Thorne June 17. 1946 in Hiawatha, Kan. She had retired from St. Mary's Hospital as a nurses' aide. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Nebraska City and the bowling league. Survivors include her children, Roger and wife Michelle of Sidney, Iowa, Ronnie and wife Nancy of Nebraska City, Rex and wife Gayle of McCook, Connie and husband Mike Graves of Green River, Wyoming, Iva and husband Steve Bryant of Nebraska City, Beverly and husband Doyle Keene of Nebraska City; her mother Maude Adams of Nebraska City; 24 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; sisters Faye Hosteller of Nebraska City, Helen Kretzer of Belen, N. M., Lillian Bauche of Nebraska City, Phyllis Adams of Ogallala, and Twyla Gillispie of Warden, Wash.; brothers Charles Adams of Auburn, Floyd Adams of Brock, Jess Adams of Tempe, Ariz. and Bill Adams of Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Rickie Dean; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; and her father. Visitation was Sunday at the mortuary. Pallbearers included Kyle, Chad, Bill and Robbie Thorne, Brian Keene, Michael Graves, Jr., Ben Graves and Jason Platter. Honorary pallbearers include Edward Platter, Joshua Nelson, Alan, Andy and Ryan Thorne. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with the Rev. Steve Berry officiating. Internment was in the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska city. Memorials were suggested to the Special Olympics.
Source: Nebraska City NewsPress, Tuesday July 16, 1996.

DONALD R. THRAPP (Jan. 13, 1923 – Oct. 4, 2004 WW II)
Donald R. Thrapp, age 81, Syracuse, formerly Nebraska City, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at his Syracuse home. He was born Jan. 13, 1923, at Syracuse, the son of Roy and Bertha (Bahr) Thrapp. He attended school in Syracuse and Nebraska City. He graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1940. He married Eileen Gess on Dec. 16, 1946, at Syracuse. She died Sept. 20, 1990
He served overseas in the U. S. Army during World War II. Thrapp was a body and fender man in Omaha, Syracuse and Nebraska City. He was custodian at Nebraska City High School. He was a Syracuse police officer in the late 1960’s. He also owned and operated a gasoline station in Syracuse. He was a ringman for Paul Knoll Auctioneering. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Christ Lutheran Church at Nebraska City. He contributed his time to the Nebraska City Food Pantry.
Surviving are four children: Dawn Thrapp, Gina Looney and Lori Thrapp, all of Omaha; and Randy and Amelia Thrapp, Brownville, two grandchildren, a sister, Pairidine Crum, Syracuse, and other family and friends. In addition to his wife, he was preceded by a sister, Phyllis Pendleton.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, with Rev. Jonathon Rathjen of Christ Lutheran Church officiating. Cremation will follow. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City.
Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Gude Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Otoe County Veterans Van. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Oct. 2004.

Anna Tordoff (Feb. 7, 1937-July 29, 2006)
Anna Tordoff, 69, Thurman, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at her home unexpectedly. She was born_Feb. 7, 1937, at Harlan, Ky., daughter of Walter and Minnie Stewart Flynn. She married Harlan Dean Tordorff Sept. 28, 1963, at Seward.  Surviving are a daughter, Karen and Ed Shumpert, Charleston, S.C.; four sons, William and Lisa Nelson, Potts Camp, Miss., Jeff and Sherrie, Elkhorn, Mike and Theresa, and Daniel and Michelle, all Omaha; 13 grandchildren; longtime friend, Don Study, Thurman; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Tordorff was preceded by her parents; husband and a sister, Virginia Legette.
There will be private family services followed by cremation.  A memorial fund was established.  Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel, Tabor, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.1, 2006.

Anna J. Livingston Torrez March 7, 1913-April 3, 2005
Anna J. Livingston Torrez, 92, Santa Ana, Calif., formerly Nebraska City, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Santa Ana, Calif. She was born March 7, 1913, at Florida, daughter of Luther Floyd and Emma Eugenia (Baker) Beckwith. Surviving are her second husband, Carmel Torrez, Santa Ana, Calif.; daughter, M. Marlene Smith Ranttila and husband Sam; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; local cousins, Bobby Livingston, Lincoln and Gerald Livingston, Nebraska City; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded by her parents and first husband, Lester P. Livingston. Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City. The Rev. John Duling will Officiate. Internment of ashes will follow at Wyuka Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the contributor's choice. Peterson Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, April 2005.

Charles James Trail (July 2,1839-1957) [1957-98=1855]
Charles Trail
Dies At 98
Chararles J. Trail, 98, retired government meat inspector, died at 10 o'clock last night at his home. 400 South Fifth. He had been in Atchison eight years and was previously at Sugar lake for 20 years following his retirement.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sawin & Dyer chapel. the Rev. Hugh Stouppe officiating. burial will be in Camp Creek cemetery near Nebraska City, Neb. The family requests no flowers.  Mr. Trail was a meat inspector at the Swift & Co. packing house in St. Joe [Missouri] for 20 years. When he was 24 he and his uncle, Wesley Trail, opened a retail butcher drop in Nebraska City which they operated 10 year; later he worked as a meat cutter for other retailers.  A son of John and Mary Trail, Charles James Trail Was born on a farm near Nebraska City July 2, 1839. After graduating from, high school in Nebraska City he was graduated from Peru (Neb.) State Teachers college. When he received his college degree he taught rural schools three years. Mr. Trail and Miss Daisy Dowdy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Dowdy of Nebraska City were married April 26, 1897. Mr. and Mrs. Trail lived in Horton a year and then moved to St. Joe. Mr. Trail was an ardent hunter and fisherman. He hunted ducks on Sugar lake until he was 88 years old and often bagged the limit, being an excellent marksman. He and his grandson, William T Brunette, hunted together at Sugar lake for several years.  A man of the highest integrity Mr. Trail was known for his fairness in all matters. He was a man who made friends easily and was greatly admired by his friends and neighbors.  His son,. Lt. Wilmot ?. Trail, ??, was killed In action in World War II in the European Battle of the Bulge. He was serving with the field artillery.  Mr. Trail leaves his wife of the home; a daughter, Mrs. W. J. (Dorene?) Burnette, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Hartley. Nebraska City, and Mrs. George (Ethel) Bleam, Osborne, a broth- (Continued on Page two) [.... text missing]
Source: Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Missouri, 23 Dec 1957.

Clara L. Tyson (d. Sept. 19, 2004, age 86)
Clara L. Tyson, age 86, Salina, Kan., formerly of Nebraska City, died Sunday morning, Sept. 19, 2004, at the Salina, Kan., Regional Health Center.
Surviving are four children, Jon and Barb Tyson, Nebraska City; Janet Dessormeau, Salina, Kan.; Vera and Larry Lechner, Assaria, Kan., and Patricia A. Meyer, Calhan, Col.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Novak, Costa Mesa, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy French, Wayne and Edna Ringler of Manhatten, Kan.; other family and many friends. Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City. The Rev. Jerry Albright of the First Christian Church will officiate.  Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery.  The casket will remain closed at the request of the family. Memorials to the American Heart Association. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Tuesday Afternoon, September 21, 2004.

CLARA L. (LAW) TYSON (July 2, 1918 - Sept. 19, 2004)
Clara L. Tyson, 86, of Salina, Kan., formerly of Nebraska City, died Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Regional Health Center in Salina, Kan. She was born July 2, 1918 in Nebraska City to James Franklin and Goldie Pearl (Gunn) Law.  She married Louis Martin Tyson on Dec. 24, 1937 in Nebraska City. She owned and operated the Tyson Rest Home in Nebraska City and worked at St. Mary's Hospital as a nurse's aide for many years. She is survived locally by son Jon Tyson and wife Barb of Nebraska City.  She is also survived by daughter Janet Dessormeau of Salina; daughter Vera Lechner and husband Larry of Assaria, Kan.; Patricia A. Meyer of Calhan, Colo.; sister Margaret Novak, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; sisters-in-law Dorothy French, of Wayne, and Eda Ringler of Manhatten, Kan.; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.  Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.  Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source:: Nebraska City Newspress, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Neb., September 2004.

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LEO E. ULLSPERGER (March 23, 1927-Nov. 12, 2002)
Leo E. Ullsperger, 75, of Beatrice, died at the Beatrice Manor, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002. He was born March 23, 1927 in rural Sterling to Louis and Mathilda (Gottwald) Ullsperger.
He married Agnes Kempkes April 18, 1951 at St. Mary. He worked at Dumpster Manufacturing, Gage County Rescue Squad, and the Mail Room.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Beatrice, an honorary member of Geddes-Thober Post #1077 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of Aerie #531 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Beatrice, and the Jayhusker Antique Car Club. He enjoyed restoring gas engines, woodworking and camping.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes, of Beatrice; son Harlan Ullsperger of Beatrice; daughter Jackie Naber and husband Kevin of Beatrice; three grandchildren; sister Marie DeRoe and husband Herman of Syracuse; brother Raymond and wife Beth of Douglas; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Beatrice with the Rev. Mark Seiker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is at Fox Funeral Home in Beatrice Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  A scriptural rosary service will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the American Diabetes Association with the Fox Funeral Home in charge.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Thursday, November 14, 2002.

Carl C. Ulmschneider (1900-1974)
Nebraska City, Neb. - Services for Carl C. Ulmschneider, 74, former Shepherd, Mont., farmer, were held in Nebraska City.  He had farmed at Shepherd 23 years, then in 1943 moved to Chappel and later to Lodgepole, Neb.  He died July 11 of a heart attack at his home.  Mr. Ulmschneider was born June 12, 1900, in Nebraska City.  He married Harriott E. Harley June 12, 1929, in Billings, Montana.  Survivors include the widow; a son, Carl, Seattle, Wash., and two sisters. (Note: Lodgepole, Nebraska is in Cheyenne county.)
Source: Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana, Tuesday, July 23, 1974.

LALE E. UMLAND (1921-1993)
Services for Lale E. Umland, 72, of Weeping Water, Neb., will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, at Gude Mortuary chapel in Nebraska City with the Rev. Fr. Steve Malcom officiating. Mr. Umland, who was born on May 3, 1921, in Glenrock, Neb., the son of Tom and Gladys (Hayes) Umland, died at his home on July 10, 1993. He married in Hiawatha, Kan., on June 22, 1941, to Sarah E. Witty, and precedes him in death. He is also survived by his children Terry Michael Umland of Weeping Water, Thomas D. Umland and wife Claudia of Weeping Water, Mrs. Thomas (Jane) Economou of Los Angeles, Calif.; Samuel J. Umland and wife Rebecca of Kearney and Donald C. Umland of Omaha; seven grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Lale was a former resident of Auburn and Nebraska City and retired from Martin Marietta in Weeping Water. He also owned and operated his own rock trucks. He was a member of the VFW in Nebraska City and the American Legion in Weeping Water. Lale served in Europe in World War II. Pallbearers will be Ron Witty, Bill Witty, Steve Andre, Gary Smith, Jay Bottorff and John Umland. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials are to Tabitha Hospice. The family will greet friends from 7 to 8 pm today at the mortuary. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 8 of Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Monday, July 12, 1993.

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Alice B. Wehling (Nov. 10, 1911 – March 28, 2005)
Alice B. Wehling, 93, of Nebraska City, died on Monday, March 28, 2005, at the Duff’s Friendship Villa in Nebraska City. She was born Nov. 10, 1911, on a farm near Dunbar to Adolph and Christine (Grundman) Weible. She married Paul Wehling on Nov. 3, 1937.  After her mother’s death when she was 19, she helped her father with the farm.  She and her husband owned and operated the Paul Tavern in Paul. She was a good cook and always served a hot meal at noon for the local farmers. She also worked as an agent for German Mutual Insurance.  In 1971, the family moved to Nebraska City.  She was a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ and the Eagles Auxiliary. She was an avid bingo and card player, playing at Elks Lodge, American Legion Club or any other location she could get to. She also enjoyed bowling and working in her yard and garden. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Maxine Helen Wehling.  She is survived by two sons, James Wehling, Mesa, Ariz., and John and Pat Wehling of Nebraska City; daughter, Amelia and Charles Lemrick of Percival, Iowa; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 30, from 3-9 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 5:30-7 p.m. at Peterson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at the Bethel United Church of Christ, with the Reverend Orrin Johnson officiating the service. Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City. Memorials may be directed to the Bethel United Church of Christ. Funeral Service will be conducted by Peterson Mortuary of Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska.

Vivian Lucile (Johns) Wehrbein  (Sept. 30, 1907-Aug. 2, 2006)
Vivian Lucile (Johns) Wehrbein, 98, of Plattsmouth, died Aug. 2, 2006 at Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth. She was born Sept. 30, 1907 in York to Walter B. Johns, Ph.D., and Gracie (Schell) Johns. She married Ralph Jennings Wehrbein Feb. 25, 1936 in Lincoln.  Vivian Lucile (Johns) Wehrbein grew up in York, graduated from Merna High School in Merna in 1924, attended York College for two years then graduated from UNL with a bachelor of arts degree in education. She was initiated into Pi Lambda Theta Honorary. She came to Plattsmouth in 1930 to teach kindergarten. She taught in a country school for two years, Beatrice for two years and Plattsmouth for 18 years. After her marriage, the couple moved to a farm west of Plattsmouth, where she lived until June of 2006.  She was past president of Chapter F, PEO Sisterhood, past worthy matron of Home Chapter 189 Order of Eastern Star, member of Pi Lambda Theta Honorary, held offices in 4-Mile Extension Club, was a life member of PTA, member of Cass County Historical Society, member of UNL Alumni Association, and was active in the Presbyterian Church, working in various offices of the women’s organizations and as a Sunday school teacher for many years.  Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Jeanene Wehrbein, Daniel and Marlys Wehrbein, Stephen and Marlene Wehrbein and Theodore and Carol Wehrbein, all of Plattsmouth; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Richard Johns and wife Marie of Haiku, Hawaii; sisters-in-law Katherine Wehrbein of Plattsmouth and Jo Anne Johns of Lincoln; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by husband Ralph J. Wehrbein, grandson Philip John Wehrbein, sister Dorothy Murdoch and three brothers, Wendell Johns, Daniel Johns and Robert Johns. Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Plattsmouth at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. Rev. Dr. William Beatty will officiate.  Visitation is Friday, Aug. 4, 1-9 p.m. at Roby Funeral Home Chapel with
family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.  Pallbearers will be Douglas Wehrbein, Scott Wehrbein, David Wehrbein, Craig Wehrbein, Chad Wehrbein, Cory Wehrbein, Gordon Wilson and Justin Widick.  Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth.  Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Cass County  Historical Society or the donor’s preference.  Roby Funeral Home, Plattsmouth, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.3, 2006.

S. A. Weimer (?-24 Oct 1900)
Death of S.A. Weiner
Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 24- (Special)-
S. A. Wiemer, an old settler and well known business man of this city, died at his home here today after a protracted illness. For over thirty years he has been an elder in the C.P. church and one of its heartiest supporters. A widow and six grown Children mourn his demise.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebr. Thursday Morning, October 25, 1900.

Edward Whited (1811-July 1910)
Nebraska City, Neb., July 16.-(Special)
Edward Whited died yesterday morning at the home of George Wildberger, where he had made his home for many years.  He was born in Seneca county, New York, in 1811.  He came to this state in 1861 and has since made it his home.  He was a millwright but did not follow his vocation after coming to this state.  He was unmarried and said to be quite wealthy, leaving all his property to Mrs. Wildberger, who has cared for him all of these years.  The funeral was held this afternoon, from the home where he lived so many years.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Sunday Morning, July 17, 1910.

YVONNE WILBERGER (June 3, 1921 – November 8, 2004)
Yvonne Wilberger, 83, of Julian, died on Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Auburn. She was born June 3, 1921 to Everett and Blanche (Lockwood) Wilberger. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1942 with a degree in chemistry. She was the only female executive at the Koehring Corp. A plaque for Pioneers of the Future hangs in the lobby of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D. C. in her honor. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary in Nemaha County.
She is survived by nieces Lee Ann Rhodes of Cortland, Calif., and Susan Barley and husband Jim of Hot Springs, Calif., a great nephew Robert J. Scotlan of Tacoma, Wash. And many friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with burial at Camp Creek Cemetery near Nebraska City. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorials be given to the American Cancer Fund. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nov, 2004.

Libby Wilcox (Sept. 5, 1916 - Dec 9, 2004)
Libby (Elizabeth) Wilcox, age 88, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, formerly Nebraska City, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004. She was born Sept. 5, 1916, daughter of Ruth and Harry Schreiber. She married Glen Wilcox.
The body was cremated. She will be interred at Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Dec, 2004.

Mabel Wilken (1906-1997) Funeral Notice
Mabel Wilken, 91, of Syracuse died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at the Good Samaritan Center in Syracuse. Survivors include her husband Elmer and a daughter Donna Mae Jacobson of Syracuse. Local survivors include Esther Balfour of Nebraska City. A funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Syracuse. Burial will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse. Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 9p.m. and Tuesday one hour before the church service. Fusselman-Wymore-Hammons-Marshall Funeral Home in syracuse is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Sun. May 17, 1997.

Miss Ann Willis (age 87-Aug 1910)
Nebraska City, Neb., Aug. 16.-
Miss Ann Willis, aged eighty-seven years, died at the home of her sister,  Mrs. William Phifer, in this place yesterday afternoon.  She was born in Kentucky and came to this city some forty years ago and has made her home with her sister since that time.  The funeral will be held tomorrow from the Baptist Church of which she was a long member.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Wednesday Morning, August 17, 1910.

Joe W. Wilson (Dec. 18, 1920-July 30, 2006)
Joe W. Wilson, 85, of Nebraska City, formerly of Sidney, Iowa, died Sunday, July 30, 2006 at St. Mary’s Community Hospital in Nebraska City following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 18, 1920 in Sidney to Joseph LeRoy and Lucille (Watson) Wilson Greenwood.  He married Evelyn Tichy in Lincoln on Feb. 9, 1937.  He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska and was a flight
engineer with TWA for over 28 years based out of San Francisco. While working for TWA, he and his family lived in Los Gatos and moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., before retiring. He moved back to Sidney seven years ago and attended Sidney United Methodist Church. He volunteered his time at the Sidney Public Library and delivery meals on wheels for the Sidney Senior Center. He enjoyed spending time visiting with friends at Penn Drug in Sidney. He was known for his love of chocolate, crossword puzzles and his generosity toward others.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Wilson. Surviving are daughters Sarah Jo Wilson of Sidney and Barbara Casey of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; son David Wilson and wife Tracy of Bakersfield, Calif.; five grandchildren, Jerry, Emily and Cameron Casey and Ashley and Noel Wilson; brother Dale Wilson of Sidney, Mont.; former wife Lillian Wilson of Aptos, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.  Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Sidney United Methodist Church with Rev. Lewis Flanigan officiating. Joe donated his body to science. There will be no viewing or visitation. A private interment of ashes will be at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Sidney Public Library.
Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Aug.1, 2006.

Rosemary L. Kerr Wind (2 July 1925-29 Jul 2004)
Maiden name Albright. Born 2 July 1925, in Nebraska City, NE. Died 29 Jul 2004 Oregon. 1946: Married Robert L. Kerr (later divorced).  Moved to Portland in late 1940s; worked at Hilton Hotel, and later owned Kenro Corp with husband. Lived in Yachats.  1969: Married Kenneth W. Wind (later divorced). 1985: Moved to Beaverton; worked for Atwater¹s Restaurant, and later for Peter Corvallis Productions. Service: 14 Aug 2004 ­ Beaverton Christian Church. Survivors: a daughter, a son, 4 grandchildren and a sister. Remembrances to Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Source: The Oregonian , Portland OR, Friday, 6 August 2004.

EVELYN MARIE WINKELHAKE (age 1910-1993)
Services for Mrs. Evelyn Marie Winkelhake, 83, of Dunbar, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, at Dunbar Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lonnie Eschliman officiating. Mrs. Winkelhake, who was born on Jan. 1, 1910, in Talmage the daughter of Dr. Christian T. Gritzka and Eva Kerr, died at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln on July 10, 1993, after a very short illness. She was married in Talmage on Nov. 30, 1935, to Verner Winkelhake and precedes him in death. She is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Winkelhake of Dunbar; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Peter Goodwin of Egan, Minn.; one granddaughter, four grandsons, a step-grandson, two great-grandchildren and her brother, Dr. Thomas L. Gritzka of Portland, Ore. She was preceded by her parents and twin sons, Verne and Vernon in 1938. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma Honory Teacher’s Society, and Well Workers of the Dunbar Presbyterian Church. She taught in schools at Scotia, Ashland, Dunbar and Nebraska City as a high school English teacher for 17 years. She retired from the Nebraska City Public Schools. The family will greet relatives today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peterson Mortuary, which is in charge of arrangements. Delta Kappa Gamma Society will give rites at the church service. Pallbearers will be Steve Doedon, Christopher Goodwin, Thomas Goodwin, Patrick Goodwin, Bobby Dean Livingston and Michael Winkelhake. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials are to the Dunbar Presbyterian Church.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Monday, July 12, 1993.

Anton F. Wirth (Apr. 23, 1919-Jan. 5, 2007)
Anton F. Firth, 87, lifelong Nebraska City resident, died Friday, January 5, 2007, at his home. He was born April 23, 1919, at Nebraska City, son of Jon A. and Kate (Kressen) Wirth. He married Doris E. Christensen January 10, 1960, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. She preceded him in death April 10, 2001. Wirth attended school and graduated from St. Bernard's Academy. As a farmer, he was dedicated to the land which he worked. The fruits of his and his family's labor were generously given back to various community organizations and to the church via the Wirth Foundation which he founded. Wirth was a devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and was a member of the Eagles, Elks, an associate member of the American Legion, Grand Army of the Republic Restoration and Renovation and a former volunteer with the Union Fire Department. Surviving are his sister, Julia Oelke, Sun City, Arizona; and many nieces, nephews and other family members and a host of friends. Besides his wife, Wirth was preceded by his sisters, Walburga Stuckenholtz, Irene Lutz, Katherine Lutz, Marie Slattery and Caroline Portis; and brothers Eugene, Ralph, Charles, Mark, John R. and Paul Wirth. Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, January 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Father Michael McCabe will officiate. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Cemetery Association, Lourdes Endowment Fund, Nebraska City Fire Museum or to the contributor's favorite charity. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebraska, January 9, 2007, Pg. 3.

Francis Joseph Wirth (1917-2008)
Francis Joseph Wirth, 90, died Feb. 14, 2008 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. He was born June 17, 1917 to William and Genevieve (Schneider) Wirth at Dunbar. He married Elizabeth Neuhalfen, formerly of Nebraska City, on June 18, 1947 in Tampa, Fla. He owned and operated a grade-A dairy farm in Dunbar. In 1969, he moved to McCook and owned and operated the Cedar Motel. After leaving McCook, he managed many motels in the region. He retired and moved to North Platte in 1997. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Platte. He is survived by three daughters, Suzanne Wirth of Denver, Connie Alegria of North Platte and Kathleen (Dick) Giddings of Shakopee, Minn.; three sons, David Wirth of Beavercreek, Ohio, Stephen (Deborah Burns) Wirth of Lincoln and Stanley (Cheryl) Wirth of Beatrice; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; six brothers, Leo, Louie, Alex, Emil, Bill and James Wirth; and four sisters, Mary Kasbohm, Helen Crawford, Sally Wirth and Sister Mary Francesca.  Memorials are suggested to the Central Plains Hospice. Memorial services were Feb. 16 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Golka as celebrant. Carpenter Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press Friday, February 22, 2008

Elizabeth 'Betty' T. (Neuhalfen) Wirth (May 21, 1918-March 25, 2002)
NORTH PLATTE -- Elizabeth "Betty" T. Wirth, 83, died Monday (March 25, 2002) at Bryan LGH in Lincoln following heart surgery. She was born May 21, 1918, to Frank and Anna (Henner) Neuhalfen in Nebraska City. She graduated from Dunbar High School. She worked in Washington, D.C. for the War Department during World War II.  On June 18, 1947, she married Fran Wirth in Tampa, Fla. The couple were dairy farmers around Dunbar and she worked as a floor lady for Pendleton Woolens in Nebraska City. They moved to McCook in 1969 and owned a motel until 1976. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Altar Society.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and one sister.  Survivors include her husband, Fran; three sons, David and wife, Cynthia Wirth of Andrews AFB, Md., Stan and wife, Cheryl Wirth of Beatrice, and Stephen Wirth and companion, Deborah Burns of Lincoln; three daughters, Suzanne Wirth of Denver, Colo., Connie Alegria of North Platte, and Kathy and husband, Richard Giddings of Shakopee, Minn.; two brothers, William Neuhalfen of Utah, and Andy Neuhalfen of Chesterfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  A Funeral Mass will be Monday, 2 p.m., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte. There is no visitation. Memorials may be given in her name to the North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment.  Carpenter Memorial Chapel of North Platte is in charge of arrangements.
Source: McCook (NE) Daily Gazette, Nebr., Date: Thursday, March 28, 2002

Esther C. Wirth (Sept. 7, 1914 - Dec. 20, 2004)
Esther Catherine Wirth, 90, Nebraska City, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital, Nebraska City. She was born Sept. 7, 1914, at Nebraska City, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Schnitzer) Gress. She married James J. Wirth June 23, 1936, at St. Benedicts Catholic Church, Nebraska City. He died Nov. 16, 1997. She was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and St. Benedict's Christian Mothers/ Altar Society. For many years she was the bookkeeper at the Paxton elevator. Surviving are a brother, Melvin and Norma Jean Gress, Nebraska City; nieces and nephews; and other family and friends. Besides her husband, she was preceded by two brothers, Leonard and Harold Gress. Services will be Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Father Mark Tasler will celebrate Mass. Interment will be at St. Benedict's Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at Gude Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to St. Benedict's Renovation Fund. Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Tues., Dec. 21, 2004, Nebraska City, Nebr.

JAMES JOHN WIRTH (July 11, 1907-Nov. 16, 1997)
James J. Wirth, age 90, of Nebraska City died Sunday, November 16, 1997, at his home.
He was born July 11, 1907, in Dunbar to William G. and Genevieve (Schneider) Wirth.
He married Esther [Catherine] Gress June 23, 1936 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City.
He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City and the Eagles Lodge.
He is survived by his wife Esther, brother Francis and wife Betty of North Platte; sisters, Sr. Francisca Wirth and Sally Wirth, both of Omaha.  A funeral service was 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nebraska City. Burial was in the St. Benedict's Catholic cemetery.  A rosary was prayed Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.  Memorials were suggested to St. Benedict's Catholic Church.
Source: ?? newspaper, November 1997. (Transcriber Note: James J. Wirth's wife was Esther Catherine Gress)

Paul E. Wirth (Feb. 13, 1912-Jan. 27, 2006)
Paul E. Wirth, 93, Nebraska City, died Friday, January 27, 2006, at Nebraska City.  He was born February 13, 1912, at Nebraska City, son of John A. and Kate (Kressen) Wirth.  A lifelong Nebraska City resident, he was a farmer and was dedicated to the land he worked. The fruits of his work were generously given back to various community organizations and to his church.  He loved travel, and that led him to great adventures throughout the world. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving are a sister, Julia Oelke, Sun City, Arizona; brother, Anton, Nebraska City; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded by sisters Walburga Stuckenholtz, Irene Lutz, Katherine Lutz, Marie Slattery and Caroline Portis; and brothers Eugene, Ralph, Charles, Mark and John R.  Services will be Tuesday, January 31 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nebraska City. Fathers McCabe and Kelley will officiate.  Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.  A rosary will be recited Monday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City.  Family visitation will follow until 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Lourdes Central Catholic School.  Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of arrangements.
Source: "Obituary," Nebraska City News-Press, Monday, January 30, 2006.

William Richard Wohlforth (1921-2003) view obit of Plattsmouth NE

Mahlon R. Wolfe (Feb. 17, 1976 – Sept. 24, 2004)
Mahlon R. Wolfe, age 28, Avoca, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Avoca. He was born Feb. 17, 1976, at Auburn, Ind., son of Michael G. and Margaret (Householder) Wolfe. He married Roseann Groleau May 22, 1999, at Nebraska City. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harold Householder, and his paternal grandmother, Dorcas D. Wolfe. Services are at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home Chapel at Weeping Water. Bishop Pat Herrick of the Church of Latterday Saints, Nebraska City, will officiate. Cremation will follow the service.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Sept, 2004.

Dr. Frances Wood (1865-1959)
Funeral services for Dr. Frances Wood, 94, of 525 E. 2nd St., who died Wednesday, will be held at 8 p.m. today at Reilly's Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. William Phillips, of
St. Phillip's-in-The-Hills Episcopal Church, officiating.  The body will be sent to Nebraska City, Neb., for further services and burial.
Source: Tucson Daily Citizen, Tucson, Pinal Co., AZ, Friday Evening, October 9, 1959

Annette (Plumer) Woods (March 2, 1947-September 2, 2004)
Annette Woods, 57, of Shawnee, Kansas, died on Thursday, September 2, 2004. She was born on March 2, 1947, to Harold and Clara Plumer in Nebraska City. She was married to Leslie Woods on February 19, 1984 in Euless, Texas.  She worked in the medical field for many years as a licensed Practical Nurse. She was involved with her church and formed a neighborhood women's Bible study group.  She is survived by her husband; children Scott Berthold and wife Robin of Shawnee, Randy Berthold and wife Melissa of Olathe, Kansas, and Angel Berthold-Woods of Shawnee; sisters Mary Fields and husband Bill of Overland Park, Kansas, Shirley and Ron Erichsen of Granger, Indiana, and Carolyn Gress and husband Raymond of Nebraska City; brothers Stephen Plumer and wife Betty of Lenexa, Kansas, and Marshall Plumer and wife Sue of Independence, Missouri; four grandchildren; other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, at Mill Creek Community Church in Shawnee.  Memorials may be given to the Mill Creek Community Church Children's Ministries c/o Mill Creek Church.  D.W. Newcomers Son's Johnson County Chapel in Overland Park was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr.  Date: Thursday, September 9, 2004

WALTER 'BUD' L. WRIGHT (April 13, 1911-Aug. 11, 1998)
Walter "Bud" L. Wright, 87, of Nebraska City, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, at. St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City. Survivors are his children Phyllis Wright of Nebraska City, Shirley and husband James Wilson of Apache Junction, Ariz., Roger and wife Peggy Wright of Custer, S. D., sisters Della Seibert of Nebraska City and Minnie Chase of Seattle, Wash.  Funeral service will be Friday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. at Gude Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City.  Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation begins after 10 a.m. Thursday at the chapel.  Family will greet friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials will be given to the Diabetes Foundation.  Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Date: Aug. 12, 1998

HERMAN “JUNIOR” WURTELE (June 19, 1925 – Oct. 27, 2004)
Herman “Junior” Wurtele, age 79, Syracuse, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at the Syracuse Good Samaritan Center. He was born June 19, 1925, in Nebraska City, son of Herman and Mary (Helm) Wurtele, Sr. He married LeAnn Porter March 30, 1950, in Nebraska City.  Wurtele lived and farmed in the Nebraska City and Dunbar areas most of his life. He recently retired and moved to Syracuse. He loved farming, raising livestock, woodworking, and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wurtele was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 968 and Nebraska City Elks Lodge No. 1049, all Nebraska City.  Surviving are his wife, LeAnn, Syracuse; daughters, Pam and Doug Gruber, Waco, Nebr.; Jolene and Steve Neemann, Omaha; Tim Sr. and Sandy, Syracuse; sister Mary Ellen Grundman and husband, Allen, of Percival, Iowa; brothers Joy Wurtele and wife, Dolly, of Nebraska City; Earl Wurtele and wife, Geneva, of Nebraska City, five grandsons, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded by his parents; brothers, Elmer, George, Ralph and Carl; sisters, Wilma and Ella and a grandson, Scott Gruber.  Services will be Saturday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel United Church of Christ, Nebraska City. The Rev. Orrin Johnson will officiate. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press , Nebraska City, Otoe Co., Nebr. Oct 2004.

James Wyker (1836-1877)
The Death Record
Sudden and Unexpected Death of Jas. Wyker in Nebraska
Intelligence was received in this village Monday morning of the death at Nebraska City, Neb., of James Wyker, who recently went there in hope of improving his health. He had not taken his family with him, though he intended they should follow did the climate and locality prove favorable and to his liking. He was troubled with a pulmonary affection, and it was supposed he was getting better until Saturday evening when Mrs. Wyker, who resides on Jersey avenue, received a telegram informing her that he was stricken with paralysis. Later dispatches announced his condition and prepared his family for the sad news which arrived Monday morning. The deceased was aged 41 years. He was born at Wykertown, Sussex County, N. J., but had been in Port Jervis during the past seven or eight years. He first opened a store here, but afterwards engaged in the restaurant and saloon business. He was a Free Mason, having joined a lodge in Newton, N. J. He leaves a wife and two children, a daughter aged 19 and a son aged 17. The remains will be brought to this village and the funeral will probably take place Friday p.m. from the Presbyterian church.
Source: The Evening Gazette, Port Jervis, New York, Tuesday, 13 Nov 1877.

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Mary L. Yost (Dec. 3, 1931 – Sept. 24, 2004)
Mary Lou Yost, age 72, Nebraska City, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at her Nebraska City home. She was born Dec. 3, 1931, at Nebraska City, daughter of Ralph B. and Blanche E. (Griffin) Graham. She married William Jack Yost, Sr., June 23, 1947, at Seneca, Kan. He died Jan. 29, 1995. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City. Father Joseph Bernardo of St. Mary’s Catholic Church will officiate.
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