Obituaries 

Zelma Drake
Zelma Drake

Funeral Services for Zelma I. (Sapp) Drake, age 98, of Norfolk, formerly of Beatrice, will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 28, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church (321 N. 5th St.) in Beatrice. Reverend Ron Wakeman and Reverend Jim McNeil will officiate.

Virginia M. Anglemeyer
November 25th, 9:09 AM CST
Jacqueline J. Tennant
November 23rd, 3:10 PM CST
Eugene Renken "Gene" Lenners
November 23rd, 11:20 AM CST
Robert M. "Bob" Oates
November 17th, 4:58 PM CST
Elmyra Grace "Myra" Graham

Elmyra Grace "Myra" Graham

Elmyra Grace “Myra” Graham, 83, of Tecumseh, died Wednesday night, November 16, 2022, at her home with her family by her side. She was born on June 19, 1939 in Beatrice. Myra was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell

Kimberly C. Zieman

Kimberly C. Zieman

Kimberly C. Zieman, 67 years of age, of Beatrice, NE, formerly of Lincoln, NE passed away at Beatrice Health and Rehab Tuesday evening, November 15, 2022. He was born on July 3, 1955. Kimberly received a Masters Degree and had been a minister earlier in h

Jill Ehrett

Jill Ehrett

Pamela “Jill” Ehrett, 86, of Fairbury, NE, passed away November 12, 2022, at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born January 9, 1936 to Ralph ”Jack”, and Annie “Nan” (Dolman) Wood in Dunstable, England. She atten

Anna Marie Rohr

Anna Marie Rohr

Anna Marie (Ficken) Rohr was born April 1, 1923 to Fred & Meta (Tewes) at home near Edgar, Ne & passed away on November 12, 2022 at the age of 99. Marie was baptized June 3, 1923, confirmed in 1936, & married June 5, 1949 all at St. Peter’s Lutheran

Maud Brinkman

Maud Brinkman

Maud E. Brinkman, 96, of Lincoln, formerly of Sterling, died Friday evening, November 11, 2022 in Lincoln. She was born on March 14, 1926 at Tecumseh and graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1944. On July 25, 1948 she married Wilmer G. Brinkman at the U

Donna M. Shirey

Donna M. Shirey

Donna M. Shirey, 86 of Fairbury, passed away November 6, 2022 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born June 5, 1936 in Fairbury, NE to Harold and Navine Blanchard Shirey. Donna graduated from Fairbury High School and worked for Starr-Buckow Insur

Brian L. Rahe

Brian L. Rahe

Brian L. Rahe, 72 years of age, of DeWitt passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, November 6, 2022. He was born on November 26, 1949 in Beatrice, NE to Raymond and Arline (Henke) Rahe and lived in DeWitt his entire life.

Jimmy L. Roeser

Jimmy L. Roeser

Jimmy Lee Roeser died November 3, 2022. Jimmy Lee Roeser was born June 21, 1938 to Maxine (Brown) and Lee Howard Roeser in Salina, KS. His father died when he was 2 and he was raised by his mom and maternal grandparents. He graduated from Salina High Scho

Doris DeBoer

Doris DeBoer

Doris Faye (Carey) DeBoer, 88 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Friday, November 4, 2022, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was born on March 4, 1934, in Adams, Nebraska to Thomas G. and Stella G. (Shumard) Carey. Doris graduated from Adams High Sch

Ronald G. Courtney

Ronald G. Courtney

Ronald G. Courtney, 78, of Beatrice passed away on November 4, 2022 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 9, 1944 at Research Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Ron’s early childhood memories of growing up in Beatrice included riding hors

Robert "Bob" C. Tinstman

Robert "Bob" C. Tinstman

Robert (Bob) Tinstman, 70, was born December 6, 1951, to Allen & Janet (Mitchell) Tinstman in Fairbury, NE. He grew up in Fairbury but lived most of his life in Kearney where he also worked at the University. He was preceded in death by his parents, Broth

William Lillie

William Lillie

William “Bill” Lillie, 74 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at the Hillcrest-Firethorn Nursing Home in Lincoln Wednesday evening, November 2, 2022. He was born on July 30, 1948 in Beatrice to Harlan and Bertha (Breunsbach) Lillie. Bill was

Dennis Lee Koch

Dennis Lee Koch

Dennis L. Koch, 69, of Odell, NE, passed away after a very short illness on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln, NE. Visitation will be Friday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary. The family will receive friends

Robert E. "Bob" Dye

Robert E. "Bob" Dye

Robert E. “Bob” Dye, 77, of Beatrice, died Wednesday morning, November 2, 2022 at the Beatrice Community Hospital . He was born on June 11, 1945 in Superior, NE to Ralph and Vera (Clark) Dye. He graduated from Burr Oak High School in Burr Oak,

Marie Kitt

Marie Kitt

Marie Kitt, 95, of Beatrice, Nebraska, died Monday, October 31, 2022 at Beatrice Good Samaritan Center. She was born August 27, 1927 to Fred and Agness (Riley) Linsenmeyer. She was a baptized and confirmed child of God. Marie grew up on a farm in the area

Ronald C. Niles

Ronald C. Niles

Ronald C. Niles, 80, of Adams passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022. He was born on February 12, 1942 in Milford. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1960. On June 1, 1964 he married Phyllis Pfeiffer at Norton, Kansas and they lived in Adams. He did

Leanna Cramer

Leanna Cramer

Leanna Cramer, 94 of Lincoln, formerly Beatrice, died Sunday, October 30, 2022. She was born September 27, 1928 at rural Pickrell, she attended country school, Pickrell High School, and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1945. She received a B.S. degr

Betty I. (Shields) Lowe

Betty I. (Shields) Lowe

Betty I. (Shields) Lowe, 87 years of age, of Fairbury passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln. She was born on October 27, 1935 in Salina, Kansas to Walter and Gatha Shields. Betty was a hard working and loving mother

Denise Bouwens

Denise Bouwens

Denise R. Bouwens, 69, of Adams, died Saturday morning, October 29, 2022 at a Lincoln hospital. She was born on November 20, 1952 at Fontana, CA. She graduated from Rubidoux High School in Riverside, CA and attended Bethany Fellowship Missionary Training

Allen O. Grell

Allen O. Grell

Allen Owen Grell, 82 years of age, of Beatrice passed away October 28, 2022. He was born January 16, 1940 to Leo and Olivette Grell.

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

Phil H. Heidelk

Phil H. Heidelk

Phil H. Heidelk, 88, of Fairbury passed away October 27, 2019 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born October 28, 1931 to Henry & Ruby (Childers) Heidelk in Fairbury. Services will be at a later date. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arr

Donald R. Aken, Sr.

Donald R. Aken, Sr.

Donald Ray Aken Sr was born on May 11, 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska and gained his wings on December 6, 2019 at the age of 79. Don lived at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, Nebraska. He was born to the parents of Orville E. Aken and Faye Theo Aken. He had

Edward F. Claeys

Edward F. Claeys

Edward Francis Claeys was born on October 25, 1937, in Beatrice Nebraska to Edward & Rose (Vondenkamp) Claeys. Edward passed away on November 25, 2019 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury Nebraska at the age of 82. Edward graduated high school in Axtell Ka

Reiner J. Hein

Reiner J. Hein

Reiner J. Hein, 64 of Fairbury, passed away November 2, 2019 at his home. He was born October 15, 1955 to August & Muriel (Eckhoff) Hein in Fairbury. Services will be Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Baptist Church in Fairbury. The family w

Ivan L. Ayers

Ivan L. Ayers

Ivan L. Ayers, 91, formally of Fairbury passed away on November 1st at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron, NE. Ivan was the firstborn son of George & Pearl (Haggart) Ayers in Delphos, Kansas on October 10, 1928. He lived most of his youth and early a

Dana L. Reeder

Dana L. Reeder

Dana L. Reeder, 74 of Fairbury, NE passed away October 27, 2019 at his home. He was born February 11, 1945 to Delos & Georgine (Long) Reeder in Englewood, CO. Cremation has taken place, there are no services scheduled at this time. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Ho

Lisbeth A. Falos

Lisbeth A. Falos

Lisbeth A. Falos, 53 of Fairbury, passed away October 21, 2019 in Fairbury. She was born April 22, 1966 to Jim & Joanne (Hoffman) Lange in Farmington, New Mexico. Cremation has taken place. There will be no services. www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

Eric "Rick" Danley

Eric "Rick" Danley

Eric “Rick” L. Danley, age 71, of Fort Wayne, IN, formally of Omaha died Monday, August 19, 2019 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Rick was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 28, 1948 to the late Bernard and Betty (Blauvelt) Danley. He

Gayle M. Kujath

Gayle M. Kujath

It is with great sadness that the family of Gayle Marie Kujath announces her passing on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the age of 81 years. She was born on August 11, 1938 in Thompson, Nebraska to Harold and Mildred (Knight) Littrell. Gayle married Arthur

Doris B. (Anderson) Moellenberndt

Doris B. (Anderson) Moellenberndt

Doris Betty (Anderson) Moellenberndt, 86, passed away peacefully on October 9th, 2019 in Fairbury. She was born August 9th, 1933 in Takotna, Alaska to Ralph and Katherine Anderson. In 1952 she married Roland Moellenberndt in Anchorage, AK. The couple resi

Doris A. Gill

Doris A. Gill

Doris A. Gill, 69, of Fairbury, passed away October 7, 2019 at her home. She was born May 30, 1950 to George & Ruth (Grief) Redding in Winfield, KS. Survivors are husband Mick of Fairbury, daughter Jenny (Darin) Duin of Omaha, sons Ryan (Kelly) Gill of Ph

Lela P. Barnts

Lela P. Barnts

Lela Pearl Barnts (Hinrichs) age 66, of Fairbury Ne. passed away Friday October 4th, 2019 with her husband by her side at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury Ne. She was the wife of Gary Wayne Barnts they shared 51 years and 5 months of marriage together

Kenneth D. Wolfe

Kenneth D. Wolfe

Kenneth Dean Wolfe was born to Elmer & Frances Fern (Sargent) Wolfe on July 18, 1936 in Tecumseh, Nebraska. The family moved to Alexandria, Nebraska in 1943. Kenneth attended school in Alexandria and graduated with the class of 1954. Kenneth enlisted in t

Carol A. Criner

Carol A. Criner

Carol Anne (Finlayson) Criner, 78 of Endicott, Nebraska passed away September 24th, 2019 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury NE. She was born April 24, 1941 in Linn KS to Clifford and Hilda (Schuette) Finlayson. She married Lorren James Criner on March 26, 1960

Barbara "Bobby" Welch

Barbara "Bobby" Welch

Barbara “Bobby” Welch, 92 of Fairbury passed away September 13, 2019 at Cedarwood Assisted Living in Fairbury. She was born January 21, 1927 to Walter & Effie (Abbott) Sturm in Fairbury. Survivors are sons Bill (Laura) Welch of Fairbury and Ji

James "Jim" M. McCord

James "Jim" M. McCord

James (Jim) Michael McCord, 73, of Fairbury, passed away September 11, 2019, surrounded by loving family. James was born February 5, 1946 in Fairbury, NE, to Roy D. and Marjorie (Shane) McCord. With a rural, agricultural upbringing he started elementary s

Robert D. Butler

Robert D. Butler

Robert D. “Bob” Butler was born May 22, 1935 at Columbus, NE to parents Glen W. Butler & Dorothy (Aikins) Butler. Bob passed away at Heritage Care Center where he lived for three years. He received such loving care there. He passed September 9