Obituaries 

Donnie E. Willcoxon II
Donnie E. Willcoxon II

Donald Eugene Willcoxon II, 56, of Fairbury, NE, passed away March 28, 2023 at his home. He was born March 23, 1967 to Donald Eugene Willcoxon I & Ardith A. (Gaston) Willcoxon in Fairbury. Survivors are daughter Alyssa Willcoxon and her children Brexley &

Ronald "Ron" O. Smith
March 31st, 2:22 PM CDT
Gary L. Ideus
March 29th, 12:34 PM CDT
Margaret (Schuller) Parisien
March 28th, 4:20 PM CDT
Tammy Jo Schmit
March 27th, 10:14 PM CDT
Roger W. Stephens

Roger W. Stephens

Roger W. Stephens, 70, of Fairbury, NE, passed away March 27, 2023 at Bryan East in Lincoln. He was born June 25, 1952 to Wayne & Mildred (Cacek) Stephens in Odell, NE. Services will be Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbu

Jerry L. Pike

Jerry L. Pike

Jerry L. Pike, 79 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023. He was born on June 3, 1943 in Liberty to Archie and Marie (Schultze) Pike. Jerry is survived by a son, Jay Pike of Curtis; several grandchildren; and sisters, Norma Pike an

Dallas L. Christline

Dallas L. Christline

Dallas L. Christline, 75, of Sterling, died Wednesday morning March 22, 2023 at the Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh. He was born on October 17, 1947 in Tecumseh and graduated from Sterling High School in 1965. Dallas owned and operated a heating and a

Daryl D. Sewell

Daryl D. Sewell

Daryl D. Sewell, 59 years of age, of Beatrice passed away on Saturday afternoon, March 11, 2023 at Beatrice Health and Rehab. He was born on July 15, 1963 in Beatrice to Wilmer and Dorothy (Ramsey) Sewell. He had been a clerk at Sun Mart in Beatrice. Surv

Elvin J. Claudio

Elvin J. Claudio

Elvin J. Claudio, 43 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at CHI- St. Elizabeth in Lincoln Monday, March 20, 2023. He was born on November 11, 1979 in Passaic, NJ to Havier and Ivette (Padilla) Claudio. Elvin moved to Beatrice in 2021. Survivors include

Franklin F. Damrow

Franklin F. Damrow

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, March 27, 2023 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Diller with Reverend Mark Liscom officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller. The body will lie in state Sunday from 12:00-8:00 at th

Shirley J. Saathoff

Shirley J. Saathoff

Shirley J. Saathoff, age 86 of DeWitt passed away on Wednesday morning, March 22, 2023 at Whispering Winds Cottage in Beatrice. She was born on December 19, 1936 at her home south of Wymore to Harm and Tena (Pollman) Ehnen. She was a 1954 graduate of Barn

Norma J. Harms

Norma J. Harms

Norma Jean (Straube) Harms, 94, passed from this life at Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams on March 19, 2023. She was born at a home in rural Burr, Nebraska to Theodore and Pauline (Benson) Straube on November 16, 1928. Norma attended Saunders Creek C

Kristin Kay Blobaum

Kristin Kay Blobaum

Kristin Kay Blobaum, 48, of Fairbury Nebraska, went to be with Jesus her Savior Friday, March 17, 2023, at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury, Nebraska. She was born to Roger and Marjorie Blobaum on January 20, 1975. Soon after her birth, she w

Jasmine June Lufkin

Jasmine June Lufkin

Jasmine, June Lufkin passed away peacefully with her family by her side, March 6, 2023, at Children’s Hospital of Omaha. Jasmine was born into this world February 27, 2019, with multiple birth defects and medical challenges. On June 30 of that same

Darrel Hoffman

Darrel Hoffman

Darrel H. Hoffman, age 83 of Beatrice passed away on March 17, 2023 at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln.

Ronald J. Perry

Ronald J. Perry

Ronald James Perry passed away on March 15, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 24, 1940 near Nickelton, MO. In his formative years he attended a country school and went on to graduate from La Plata High School in Missouri. Ron m

ValGean M. Wiese

ValGean M. Wiese

ValGean M. Wiese, 86, of Beatrice, died Wednesday evening, March 15, 2023 at the Homestead House in Beatrice. She was born on April 21, 1936 in Beatrice and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1954. She married Willard Wiese on April 11, 1959 at St. Jo

Leslie "Les" G. Janssen

Leslie "Les" G. Janssen

Leslie “Les” G. Janssen, 69 years of age, of Virginia passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln. He was born on August 19, 1953 in Beatrice to Henry and Arene (Hippen) Janssen. Les married Ellen Smoker on Febr

Karen Kay Rownd

Karen Kay Rownd

Karen Kay (Vonasek) Rownd, age 79, of Lincoln, formerly Beatrice/Wymore passed away peacefully at Emerald Nursing & Rehab Brookside in Lincoln on March 4, 2023.

David H. Mason

David H. Mason

David “Harpo” Howard Mason, 64 years of age, of Beatrice passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 9, 2023. He was born on March 8, 1959 in Beatrice, NE to Howard and Martha (Sanderson) Mason. He was a 1977 graduate of Beatrice High School

Marvin James (Jim) Rempel, Jr.

Marvin James (Jim) Rempel, Jr.

Marvin James (Jim) Rempel, Jr. passed away March 6th, 2023, at the Beatrice Health & Rehab, at the age of 61 years and 6 months. Jim was born September 12th, 1961, to Marvin Rempel, Sr. and Eleanora (Eggert) Rempel at the Lutheran Hospital at Beatrice, NE

Minnie Grace (Forden) Koenig

Minnie Grace (Forden) Koenig

Minnie Grace (Forden) Koenig, 82 years of age, of Ellis passed away peacefully at home on the farm on March 11, 2023. She was born on March 26, 1940 near Burchard to John and Edith (Fossler) Forden. Minnie was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatr

Ivan R. Simpson

Ivan R. Simpson

Ivan R. Simpson, 92 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Monday, March 13, 2023 at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center surrounded by his family. He was born on January 16, 1931 in Oberlin, Kansas to Rea and Lena (Brown) Simpson. Ivan grew up in

Dean E. Thornburg

Dean E. Thornburg

Dean Elvin Thornburg, 93 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at his home on Friday afternoon, March 10, 2023. He was born on June 6, 1929 in Beatrice to Elroy and Zella (Barnard) Thornburg.

Bert Wymore

Bert Wymore

Bert Virgil Wymore passed away peacefully on March 10, 2023 at his home near Liberty.

Kenneth M. Grell

Kenneth M. Grell

Kenneth M. Grell, 95, of Blue Springs, died March 8, 2023, at the Beatrice Community Hospital in Beatrice. Kenneth was born to Frank and Mildred (Hood) Grell on a farm near Blue Springs on November 13, 1927. He attended Maple Grove School, District 143, o

Della M. Husa-Siems

Della M. Husa-Siems

Della M. Husa-Siems, of Wymore passed away at the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center on March 9, 2023 - one day shy of her 92nd birthday.

Michelle E. Mick

Michelle E. Mick

Michelle E. Mick, 51 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at her home Monday night, March 7, 2023. She was born on December 29, 1971 in Beatrice to Billy and Sharon (Patrick) Williams.

Sharon Rae (Wiechmann) Auman

Sharon Rae (Wiechmann) Auman

Sharon Rae (Wiechmann) Auman, 77 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Friday, March 10, 2023 at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center. She was born on December 19, 1945 in Pawnee City to Harry and Deloma (Wiechmann) Rockemann. Sharon graduated fr

Susan K. Zimmerman

Susan K. Zimmerman

Susan K. Zimmerman, 68, of Beatrice, walked into the afterlife on Wednesday afternoon, March 8, 2023 in Lincoln. She was born on May 13, 1954 in Beatrice and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1972. She gave birth to her son, Jamie Yott in 1974. Sue l

Jenifer J. Robinson

Jenifer J. Robinson

Jenifer Jo Robinson, 63, of Beatrice passed away on March 8, 2023 at a Omaha hospital. She was born November 21, 1959 in Redwood City, CA, shortly after the family moved to Beatrice. She attended Tri County High School and graduated from Beatrice High Sch

Wayne L. Houseman

Wayne L. Houseman

Wayne L. Houseman, 88 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the Homestead House in Beatrice. He was born on August 28, 1934 in Barneston to Peter and Gladys (Cook) Houseman. Wayne attended Beatrice High School. He married Janet

Lloyd L. Lowe

Lloyd L. Lowe

Lloyd L. Lowe, 63 years of age, of Lincoln passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln. He was born on December 26, 1959 in Scottsbluff to Harold and Betty (Shields) Lowe. Lloyd married Susan Suhr on July 14, 1978 in Scottsb

Eldon "Ed" Schultz

Eldon "Ed" Schultz

Eldon "Ed" Schultz (beloved husband, son, father, brother, uncle, grandfather) was born in Deshler, NE, December 10, 1941. He passed away March 3, 2023, in Fairbury, NE. Ed attended Deshler schools before the family moved to Fairbury in 1953. Ed joined th

Mildred L. Kerwood

Mildred L. Kerwood

Mildred L. (Zweifel) Kerwood, daughter of Paul and Grace (Junker) Zweifel, was born June 14, 1936, at Hanover, Kansas. She passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 4, 2023, at Cedarwood Assisted Living in Fairbury, Nebraska, at the age of 86 y

Randy S. Novotny

Randy S. Novotny

Randy S. Novotny, age 61 of Wymore passed away peacefully on March 2, 2023 at the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center.

Marjorie A. Rogge

Marjorie A. Rogge

Marjorie A. Rogge, 84 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at Beatrice Health and Rehab Thursday morning, March 2, 2023. She was born on June 9, 1938, in Adams, NE

Darrel M. Jurgena

Darrel M. Jurgena

Darrel Marvin Jurgena died in the early morning of Thursday, March 2, 2023, at his home being cared for by loved ones. He was 92 years young. Born on February 13, 1931 to Pete and Edna Jurgena, Darrel was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and g

Patricia "Pat" Ann (Heckathorn) Knoop

Patricia "Pat" Ann (Heckathorn) Knoop

Patricia “Pat” Ann (Heckathorn) Knoop, 86 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation in Beatrice. She was born on June 2, 1936 in Beatrice to Dean and Helen (Denton) Heckathorn. Pat ma

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