Obituaries 

Eileen Ann "Cookie" Shirk
Eileen Ann "Cookie" Shirk

Eileen Ann "Cookie" Shirk, born October 15, 1942, in Maquoketa, IA, USA, passed away at her home in Beatrice on July 21, 2024. She spent her life dedicated to her family, her community, and her faith. A humble and reliable woman, Eileen was known for her

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Dave W. Holland

Dave W. Holland

Dave W. Holland, 56, of Filley passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 21, 2024. He was born on December 15, 1967, in Beatrice to Cecil and Deanna (Nickels) Holland. He grew up in the rural Filley area and graduated from Filley High School in 1986. He gr

Howard Hynek

Howard Hynek

Howard Hynek was born January 19, 1930, at Wilber, NE to Adolph and Mollie (Svarc) Hynek. He passed away July 13, 2024, at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, NE. When Howard was 12 years old the family bought a farm south of Endicott, NE across the Kansas

Marjorie M. Thomsen

Marjorie M. Thomsen

Marjorie Mae (Dissmeyer) Thomsen, age 96 of Wymore passed away peacefully on July 19, 2024 at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice.

Brenda K. Greenwood

Brenda K. Greenwood

Brenda K. Greenwood, 65, of Beatrice passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. She was born September 3, 1958, in Crawford, NE to Milton and Doris (Harms) Meckem. Survivors include her son, Brandon (Lorena) Meckem of Cincinnati, OH; sister, Gail (Jeff) See o

Robert R. "Bob" Hays

Robert R. "Bob" Hays

Robert R. “Bob” Hays, 84, of Plymouth passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at the Beatrice Community Hospital. He was born September 23, 1939, in Kansas City, MO to Robert Lee and Evelyn (Stokes) Hays. He graduated from Raytown High School in

Diane J. Weishahn

Diane J. Weishahn

Diane J. Weishahn, 82, of Plymouth, died Sunday night, July 14, 2024 at Beatrice Health and Rehab. She was born on September 14, 1941 in Beatrice to Arlin and Dorothea (Kraft) Blome. Diane grew up in the Clatonia area and graduated from Clatonia High Scho

Helen A. Ruh

Helen A. Ruh

Helen A. Ruh, 94, of Beatrice, died Sunday morning, July 14, 2024 at Beatrice Health & Rehab. She was born on June 2, 1930 in Geneva and graduated from Geneva High School. Helen married Billy Ruh in July of 1951 and they lived in Beatrice. She was the off

Janetta Frerichs

Janetta Frerichs

Janetta Frerichs, 93, of Blue Springs, died Saturday, July 13, 2024 at her home. She was born on November 26, 1930 near Adams and attended country school. On March 11, 1949 she married Wilbur G. Frerichs and they were blessed with five children. Janetta w

Norline M. Cornett

Norline M. Cornett

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Norline Marie Cornett, born on July 17, 1922 in Barneston, Nebraska. Norline departed this life on July 11, 2024.

Teddy “Tod” Lawrence Bright

Teddy “Tod” Lawrence Bright

Teddy “Tod” Lawrence Bright, 82 years old of Beatrice passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation in Beatrice. He was born on January 22, 1942, in Genoa, Nebraska to Teddy J. and Margaret (Kahl) Bri

Helen Louise (Church) Jordening

Helen Louise (Church) Jordening

Helen Louise (Church) Jordening, 91 years of age, of Plymouth, Nebraska went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at the Beatrice Community Hospital in Beatrice. She was born on November 22, 1932, in Fairbury, Nebraska to Glenn and

Robert "Bob" Edward Delabar

Robert "Bob" Edward Delabar

Robert "Bob" Edward Delabar of Adams, Nebraska, passed away on July 10, 2024, at the age of 74 years. Born on October 17, 1949, in Beatrice, NE, Bob was a lifelong resident of the Adams area. He graduated from Adams High School in 1967 and, on December 26

Adelia "Dale" Maatsch

Adelia "Dale" Maatsch

Adelia (Dale) Lillie Maatsch passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at the age of 97. Dale was born on August 3, 1926, in Bremen, Kansas to Walter & Clara (Sohl) Rengstorf. She was baptized on August 22, 1926, and later confirmed on March 17, 19

Delores "Dee" J. (Spomer) Donahue

Delores "Dee" J. (Spomer) Donahue

Delores “Dee” J. (Spomer) Donahue, 96 years of age, of Sabetha, Kansas, formerly of Pawnee City passed away Monday, July 8, 2024 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, Kansas. Delores and her mirror image twin Gloria La Vonn Spomer were b

Ardelle Ebbers

Ardelle Ebbers

Ardelle was born February 2, 1929 to Elmer and Alice Stowers. Her father died when she was just 10 days old. Her mother remarried and she was raised by father Perry Smith and was the oldest of 5 children. Ardelle attended Star Country School near Western,

Douglas R. Bristol

Douglas R. Bristol

Douglas R. Bristol of Fairbury died unexpectedly on July 4 in York County, NE. Doug was born March 31,1958, to Milton Fredrick and Betty June (Morris) Bristol of Waco, Nebraska. He attended Waco Public School and Centennial Public School, graduating in 19

Angeline "Ann" E. Lenners

Angeline "Ann" E. Lenners

Angeline “Ann” E. Lenners, 86, of Beatrice passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Beatrice Health and Rehab. She was born September 20, 1937, in Beatrice to Henry H. and Lena V. (Schuster) Parde and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran

Laura Kay (Quick) Helms

Laura Kay (Quick) Helms

Laura Kay (Quick) Helms, 66 years of age, of Pickrell passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 5, 2024 at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center. She was born on June 18, 1958 in Anthony, Kansas to Kenneth and Patricia (Lewis) Quick. Laura grew up

Nick W. Huston

Nick W. Huston

Nick W. Huston, 80, of Beatrice, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2024, at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln. He was born on June 21, 1944, in Beatrice to Francis and Mabel (Hill) Huston. He graduated from Beatrice High School in 1962 and went on to se

Curtis Dean Schuerman

Curtis Dean Schuerman

Curtis Dean Schuerman, 57 years of age, of Beatrice, formerly of Swanton passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024. He was born on May 7, 1967 in Beatrice to Roger and Ann (Southwick) Schuerman. Curt graduated from Tri County High School in 1985 and earned an as

Pamela J. Oltman

Pamela J. Oltman

Pamela J. Oltman, 61, of Beatrice formerly of Lincoln passed away on June 7, 2024. She was born on January 11, 1963, in Omaha to Keith and Jean (Fisher) Chambers. She graduated from Beatrice High School in 1981 and in May of 1982 she married Michael G. Sc

Richard Dwaine Weishahn

Richard Dwaine Weishahn

Richard Dwaine Weishahn, 93 years of age, of Beatrice, NE went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at Cedarhurst Assisted Living of La Vista, NE. He was born on a farm near Daykin on September 16, 1930 to Ira and Elsie (Bohlmeyer) Weishahn. Richa

Duane L. "Dewey" Winslow

Duane L. "Dewey" Winslow

Duane L. “Dewey” Winslow, 64, of Beatrice passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln. He was born on November 9, 1959, in Beatrice to Bruce M. and Arlene (Saathoff) Winslow Jr. Duane was baptized on November

Eunice Starck

Eunice Starck

Eunice (Strabel, Stuart, Moerer) Starck was born in Connellsville, PA on June 23, 1941, to John & Grace (Wilson) Strabel, who were missionaries with American Sunday-School Union. Eunice graduated from Scottsdale Joint High School as valedictorian, then gr

Elfriede T. Claassen

Elfriede T. Claassen

Elfriede T. Claassen, born on May 31, 1927, in Würzburg, Germany, and a longtime resident of Beatrice, Nebraska, passed away on July 1, 2024. Elfriede, a humble and compassionate soul, was known for her unwavering reliability. She devoted her life to

Claudine I. (Hillman) Schmidt

Claudine I. (Hillman) Schmidt

Claudine I. (Hillman) Schmidt passed away peacefully on July 2, 2024, at the age of 93 in Beatrice. She was born in Deshler to Caroline (Kietzke) and Emil Hillman on June 10, 1931, in the same room as her mother was born in. Claudine grew up in Deshler an

Beverly Helen (McCrea) Seitz

Beverly Helen (McCrea) Seitz

Beverly Helen (McCrea) Seitz had a zeal for life and an innate intellectual curiosity. She was born on January 6, 1946, to Helen (Bear) and Max McCrea, the 5th of 6 children. She and Bob Seitz met in 1968 and fell deeply in love. Together, they built a su

Eldon "Bud" White

Eldon "Bud" White

Eldon “Bud” L. White, 93 years of age, of Blue Springs passed away Thursday, June 27, 2024, at the Beatrice Community Hospital surrounded with family. He was born on January 21, 1931, to Leslie and Bertha (Shelly) White. Eldon joined the U.S.

Keith Goodwin

Keith Goodwin

Keith Goodwin, 64 years of age, of DeWitt, NE passed away at Bryan Medical Center West Saturday evening, June 29, 2024. He was born on August 31, 1959 in Tylertown, Mississippi to Teddy and Peggy (Magee) Goodwin. Keith and Irene Farias were married in 199

Johnna R. Eppens

Johnna R. Eppens

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Johnna Eppens. Johnna left us on June 27, 2024, at the age of 46, after a long and difficult battle with cancer. Johnna passed away at her home in Beatrice surrounded by her loving family and friend

Mary Ann Hestermann

Mary Ann Hestermann

Mary Ann Hestermann, 93, of Inver Grove Heights, MN, formerly of Sterling, died June 27, 2024. She was born on April 8, 1931 in Beatrice to Louie and Anna (Harms) Petersen. On May 24, 1931 Mary Ann was baptized in the American Lutheran Church in Filley. O

David Conrad "Moo" Moorberry

David Conrad "Moo" Moorberry

David Conrad “Moo” Mooberry, age 78, passed away on June 26, 2024, at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Society care facility after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Dave was the first born to Mary Jean (Conrad) and Harold “Razz&rd

Kathryn Rose Stokebrand

Kathryn Rose Stokebrand

Kathryn Rose Stokebrand, known affectionately as Kathy, was a beacon of compassion, empathy, and unwavering support in the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing her. Born on August 15, 1938, in Lincoln, Nebraska, Kathryn was a lifelong Nebraskan

Ross S. Shriver

Ross S. Shriver

Ross S. Shriver, 62, of Beatrice, died Thursday, June 27, 2024, at his Mosaic home. He was born on June 19, 1962, in Omaha to Lawrence and Margaret (Woods) Shriver. Ross lived in Omaha until 1985 when he moved to Mosaic. He enjoyed holding babies, going s

Dora L. Swoboda

Dora L. Swoboda

Dora L. Swoboda, 80, of Walton passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at the Journey House in Lincoln. She was born on January 16, 1944, at Harrisburg, Illinois and graduated from Joliet High School in Joliet, IL in 1961. She served in the United States

LaVerne Meyer

LaVerne Meyer

LaVerne M Meyer passed away at the age of 94 on June 23, 2024 surrounded by family.

Bernice L. Parde

Bernice L. Parde

Bernice L. (Jobman) Parde, 95, joined her heavenly family on March 18, 2024, while at the Beatrice Community Hospital. She was born on November 22, 1928, in Beatrice to Reinhard and Teda (Jurgens) Jobman. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Emmanu

Henry G. Itzen

Henry G. Itzen

Henry G. Itzen was born June 5, 1930 to parents Henry D. & Renste (Mier) Itzen, one of 6 children. He died April 30, 2020.

Berniece M. Wieters

Berniece M. Wieters

Berniece Malinda Wieters, 93, Hanover, Kan., passed away Friday evening, April 24, 2020, at Hanover Long Term Care, a place she grew to love and had called home since August 2011. She was born Feb. 10, 1927, the daughter of Albert and Nettie (Behrens) Kna

Viola M. Cumro

Viola M. Cumro

Viola Mae Cumro passed away on April 21, 2020 at the age of 99 when God called her home from Gardenside Nursing Home in Fairbury, Nebraska. Viola is survived by her husband: Maurice “Pete” Cumro; her stepsister: Lois Mueller; her children: Cha

Terry Dean Shissler

Terry Dean Shissler

Terry Dean Shissler, 69, was born February 13, 1951 in Ontario, Oregon, the son of Dean and Mildred (Burnett) Shissler. He passed away Monday, April 6, 2020 at his home in Des Moines, IA.Terry proudly served his country as a sergeant in the Air Force duri

Donna M. Drees

Donna M. Drees

Donna Marie Drees, 88 of Daykin, Nebraska passed away March 26, 2020 at her home. She was born October 27, 1931 to Herbert & Alma (Jordening) Maschman in Daykin. She is survived by daughters Beth (Bob) Rut of Hanover, KS, Jan (Bill) Hogue of Geneva, NE, F

Ruby Ebeling

Ruby Ebeling

Ruby Ebeling 75 of Fairbury, formerly Steele City pass away March 13, 2020 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born August 27, 1944 at Drywood Township, Kansas to Harry and Goldie Endicott Warthen. She is survived by daughters, Tammy and Allen Li

Edna J. Dein

Edna J. Dein

Edna Joan (Busing) Dein, 95, of Fairbury, passed away March 22, 2020 at JCH&L in Fairbury, NE. She was born November 21, 1925 in Alexandria, NE to George and Elizabeth (Landkamer) Busing.Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Edward De

Madeline M. Kapke

Madeline M. Kapke

Madeline Lemmon Kapke, 73, of Fairbury died on March 18, 2020 at her home surrounded by loving family. She was born the 5th child to Orval and Beulah (Thornburg) Lemmon on October 12, 1946. Being raised in Fairbury, she attended East Ward school and Fairb

Elizabeth (Beth) Weiner

Elizabeth (Beth) Weiner

Elizabeth Jean Corbin Torrey was born in Fairbury, Nebraska on August 18, 1944 to Jack E and Ilma Jean Corbin. She died on March 7, 2020 in Fairbury Nebraska at age 75. She was baptized in Fairbury on June 10, 1945. She spent her childhood in Fairbury, Ne

Shirley A. Hasbrouck

Shirley A. Hasbrouck

Services for Shirley Hasbrouck have been postponed to a later date. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

Shirley A. Hasbrouck

Shirley A. Hasbrouck

Shirley A. Hasbrouck, 74, of Fairbury passed away March 6, 2020 at her home. She was born October 17, 1945 to John & Elsie (Lange) Graham in Clay Center, Nebraska. Services will be Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Fairbury.

Elizabeth (Beth) Weiner

Elizabeth (Beth) Weiner

Elizabeth Jean Corbin Torrey was born in Fairbury, Nebraska on August 18, 1944 to Jack E and Ilma Jean Corbin. She died on March 7, 2020 in Fairbury Nebraska at age 75. She was baptized in Fairbury on June 10, 1945. She spent her childhood in Fairbury, Ne

Glen R. Blobaum

Glen R. Blobaum

Glen Robert Blobaum passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24th at the age of 68. He was born in Fairbury Nebraska, third of three children, to Alfred and Evelyn Blobaum. He graduated from University of Nebraska-Kearney with a Drama degree and worked

Randy L. Folkers

Randy L. Folkers

Randy Lee Folkers, 67, of Fairbury, NE passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on February 22, 2020.He was born January 25, 1953 to Noel and Opal (Bartlett) in Beatrice, NE. Randy graduated from Fairbury High School in 1972 where he excell

Richard W. Schnuelle

Richard W. Schnuelle

Richard Wayne Schnuelle, 92, of Rural Diller, NE passed away February 20, 2020 at Homestead House in Beatrice. He was born September 13, 1927 to Oscar August & Ida Lydia (Engelmann) Schnuelle at Harbine, Nebraska. He was baptized October 23, 1927 by Pasto

Bruce L. Swartz

Bruce L. Swartz

It is with great sadness that the family of Bruce Swartz, 65, of Fairbury, Nebraska announces his passing on February 15, 2020. Bruce was born on February 3rd, 1955 in Fairbury, Nebraska. He was baptized and confirmed at Saint Michael’s Catholic Chu

Virginia L. Lottman

Virginia L. Lottman

Virginia LeNell (Vaughn) Lottman, daughter of Clay Price Vaughn Sr, and Minta Wilhelmina Ridder was born on May 2, 1924, rural Endicott, Ne. and died Feb 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was baptized 4-20-1930 and confirmed at the

Mary J. Rhoden

Mary J. Rhoden

Mary J. Rhoden, 72, of Fairbury, NE passed away February 7, 2020 at Beatrice Health & Rehabilitation. She was born February 24, 1947 to Arthur & Ernestine (Smith) Brownell in Concordia, KS. Services will be Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Gerd

Jerome (Jerry) Likens

Jerome (Jerry) Likens

Jerome (Jerry) L. Likens, 85 of Fairbury passed away February 4, 2020 at JCH & L Gardenside in Fairbury. He was born October 19, 1934 to Louis J. & Faith Isabelle (Hinds) Likens in Fairbury. Survivors are wife Bobbi of Steele City, sons Tony (Lana) Likens

Jean Patton

Jean Patton

Jean Patton, 92 of Fairbury, passed away February 5, 2020 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born November 17, 1927 to Theodore Jesse & Nellie Marie (Drake) Maple in Fairbury. Survivors are daughter Mary Lou (Harold) Schwartz of Hanover, KS, son

Lewis L. Bales

Lewis L. Bales

Lewis Loren Bales passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on January 31, 2020 at the age of 73. He was born in Fairbury, Nebraska to Jean (Harris) and Lewis Dale Bales. Lewie graduated from Fairbury High School in 1965, and he enlisted in the Nav

Vonia (Dutch) Lorraine Scheer

Vonia (Dutch) Lorraine Scheer

Vonia (Dutch) Lorraine Scheer, 90 of Fairbury passed away January 21, 2020 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born March 12, 1929 to Donald and Margaret Welsh in Washington County, Kansas. Dutch graduated from Fairbury High School in 1947. She m

Lois L. Yantz

Lois L. Yantz

Lois L. Yantz, 86 of Fairbury passed away January 13, 2020 at Gardenside. She was born November 21, 1933 in Fairbury. Services will be Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury. The family will greet friends Sunday afte

Maxine L. Hoppe

Maxine L. Hoppe

Maxine Lillian (Ruhnke) Hoppe of Fairbury, NE, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the age of 91. Maxine was born to Max and Augusta (Krause) Ruhnke on June 6, 1928 in Fairbury, NE. She grew up as the youngest of five children and graduated from Fai

Delbert P. Zweifel

Delbert P. Zweifel

Delbert P. Zweifel, 78 of Fairbury, passed away January 1, 2020 in Lincoln. He was born January 26, 1941 to Paul E. & Grace M (Junker) Zweifel in Washington, KS. Delbert attended School District #61 and graduated from Fairbury High school. He married Mari

Nyla V. Stanton

Nyla V. Stanton

Nyla V. Stanton, 85, of Fairbury, passed away December 26, 2019 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. Nyla was born October 9, 1934 in Hollenberg, KS to Lyle and Oma (Sand) Dewey. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 28 at 2 P.M. at the United

Lylice M. Schmidt

Lylice M. Schmidt

Lylice M. Schmidt, 92 of Fairbury passed away December 14, 2019 in Fairbury. She was born June 30, 1927 to Louis & Maude Busch at Hallam, NE. Services will be Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:00 at Grace Lutheran Church. Burial will be at 9:30 at Immanuel