Obituaries 

Jose M. Alvarez
Jose M. Alvarez

Jose M. Alvarez, 90, of Beatrice passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at the Beatrice Community Hospital. He was born on July 26, 1933 in Harlingen, TX and graduated from high school in Texas. Jose worked for ten years at the Great Western Sugar Beet

Ruth E. Siems
April 17th, 9:02 PM CDT
R. Douglas Horrocks
April 17th, 12:00 PM CDT
Debra Sue Krivan
April 15th, 10:12 PM CDT
Lenhart Fritzen
April 15th, 8:24 AM CDT
Terry E. Hobaugh

Terry E. Hobaugh

Terry E. Hobaugh, 64, of Lincoln passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Saunders Medical Center. He was born on April 27, 1959 in Beatrice. He graduated from Beatrice High School where he competed in basketball, football, and track. After high schoo

Carol L. Barber

Carol L. Barber

Our dear mother, Carol L. Barber sadly passed away on April 10, 2024, at the age of 83 at Good Samaritan – Angel’s Landing Beatrice, NE after a long battle of dementia. She was born on December 25, 1940, in Fairbury, NE to Samuel C. and Fannie

Jeanine Anne Stritzke

Jeanine Anne Stritzke

Jeanine Anne (Davis) Stritzke, 75, of Fairbury, Nebraska passed away on Saturday April 6th at Brookestone Acres in Columbus, Nebraska. Jeanine was born on October 8, 1948, in Lafayette, Indiana. Her parents, Chester Paul Davis Jr and Clara Irene (Hotchkis

Donald E. "Cowboy Don" Finch

Donald E. "Cowboy Don" Finch

Donald Eugene Finch, affectionately known as "Cowboy Don," was born on January 17, 1932, in Odell, Nebraska. He passed away on April 11, 2024. He graduated from Beatrice High School in 1949. Don served his country in the United States Navy from April 18,

Janile Ruth Roesler

Janile Ruth Roesler

Janile Ruth Roesler, daughter of Henry and Ida (Marschman) Schwisow, was born near Tobias on April 28, 1930. She was baptized on May 18, 1930, at Zion Lutheran Church of Tobias by Rev. W. G. Nau. Janile confessed her baptismal faith in the rite of Confirm

Maxine Elizabeth Linder

Maxine Elizabeth Linder

Maxiene (Mau) Linder passed away peacefully on April 5th, 2024, at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury NE, at the age of 99 and 5 months. She was born on November 1st, 1924, on the family farm east of Sutton, NE. She attended country school till the age of 1

Russell Jennings "Rusty" Klein

Russell Jennings "Rusty" Klein

Russell Jennings “Rusty” Klein, 73, of Adams, passed away Thursday night, April 4, 2024, at CHI Heart Hospital in Lincoln surrounded by his family. He was born on September 13, 1950, in Lincoln to Russell and Ardyth Klein, the youngest of thei

Amy L. (Lieder) and Braylee Jessmae McKillip

Amy L. (Lieder) and Braylee Jessmae McKillip

Amy L. (Lieder) McKillip, 43 years of age, and Braylee Jessmae McKillip, 13 years of age, both of Beatrice passed away unexpectedly. Amy was born on October 22, 1980 in Greeley, Colorado to Loren and Cindy (Shoop) Lieder. Amy graduated from Rushville High

Jean Schultz

Jean Schultz

Jean Schultz (beloved wife, daughter, Mom, sister, aunt, and grandmother, was born in Fairbury, NE, June 14, 1942. She passed away April 2, 2024. Jean grew up on the family farm North of Fairbury. She attended the Bower school and later graduated from Fai

Gordon R. "Curly" Mills

Gordon R. "Curly" Mills

Gordon R. “Curly” Mills, 91, of Adams died Friday afternoon, April 5, 2024 at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Center. He was born on September 23, 1932 at Ansley and graduated from Ansley High School in 1950. Gordon served in the U.S. Navy from 19

M. Christine "Chris" Feit

M. Christine "Chris" Feit

Christine Feit, affectionately known as Chris, was born on February 20, 1960, in Wymore, Nebraska. A humble and loving soul, she departed from us on April 4, 2024. Chris graduated from Wymore Southern High School in 1978 and received as associates degree

Marjorie "Marge" Curran

Marjorie "Marge" Curran

Marjorie Irene Curran, known fondly as Marge, of Beatrice, Nebraska, passed away on April 1, 2024. Born to Gilbert and Nellie Johnson on October 20, 1928, in Union Center, Nebraska. Marjorie's life was marked by her humble spirit and witty humor. In her 9

Porfirio C. Diaz

Porfirio C. Diaz

Porfirio (Por) Caldera Diaz, 80, of Sterling, was born on May 29, 1943 in Nicaragua to Porfirio and Nelly Diaz. He passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at his home. Por spent his life in the printing business, first working at print companies, and then o

Gerald "Jerry" Lampe

Gerald "Jerry" Lampe

Gerald ”Jerry” Lampe, 81, of Beatrice passed away peacefully on April 2, 2024 in Beatrice. He was born May 24, 1942 at Beatrice and attended St. Joseph High School until 1961. He was in the United States Air Force and was in electrical, power

Amy L. (Lieder) and Braylee Jessmae McKillip

Amy L. (Lieder) and Braylee Jessmae McKillip

Amy L. (Lieder) McKillip, 43 years of age, and Braylee Jessmae McKillip, 13 years of age, both of Beatrice passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 30, 2024. Amy was born on October 22, 1980 in Greeley, Colorado to Loren and Cindy (Shoop) Lieder. Amy g

Duane L. Siems

Duane L. Siems

Duane Siems, 79 years of age passed away at Bryan Hospital on March 31, 2024. He was born on April 29, 1944 to Lorenz and Bertha (Baehr) Siems. Duane attended Prairie Star country school and graduated form DeWitt High School in 1962. Duane served his coun

June K. Hagemeier

June K. Hagemeier

June K. Hagemeier, 73, of Pickrell passed away on Monday, April 1, 2024 at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln. She was born on August 20, 1950 in Beatrice to Willie and Leona (Schuster) Ideus. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, rura

Milan J. "Mike" Barrett

Milan J. "Mike" Barrett

Mike Barrett, 72, of Beatrice, Nebraska, passed away at home on Monday, March 25th, 2024. Milan (Mike) John Barrett was born on July 18th, 1951, to Howard and Ellen (Morey) Barrett at Cedar Valley Hospital in Charles City, Iowa. He graduated from Charles

David Lee Schuerman

David Lee Schuerman

David Lee Schuerman, 61 years of age, of Beatrice passed away on Friday, March 22, 2024, at his home after a long battle with COPD. David and his twin sister, Diane, were born on July 27, 1962, in Omaha. The two were placed in the Nebraska Children's Home

Kolin C. Kotas

Kolin C. Kotas

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Kolin Craig Kotas, a compassionate, humble, and generous soul, who departed this life on March 28, 2024, at the age of 36. Kolin was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on April 2, 1987, to Larry and S

June Ellen (Rutan) James

June Ellen (Rutan) James

June Ellen (Rutan) James, 89, of Wymore passed away peacefully on March 27, 2024. at Whispering Winds Cottages in Beatrice. She was born on May 23, 1934, in Dorchester, Nebraska to George and Gertrude Rutan. She graduated from Wymore High School in 1952.

Steve Fred Klostermeier

Steve Fred Klostermeier

Steve Fred Klostermeier, 79, of DeWitt, Nebraska, passed away on March 28, 2024, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born on November 2, 1944, in Fairbury, Nebraska. Steve served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967. Steve and Sandi Seeman were married on

Harold W. "Hal" Thaut, MD

Harold W. "Hal" Thaut, MD

Harold W. Thaut MD, "Hal" passed away on March 19, 2024 at the age of 78. Hal was born on October 15, 1945 in Hastings, NE to Harold W. Thaut, Sr. and Evelyn (O'Donnell) Thaut. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1963 and Hastings

Cheryl (Everson) Cullison

Cheryl (Everson) Cullison

Cheryl (Everson) Cullison, 89, of Beatrice, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2024 at Whispering Winds Cottage in Beatrice. She was born May 20, 1934 in Lincoln to Phillip M. Everson and Maxine Elizabeth (McCoy) Everson. Cheryl graduated from Wymore High Scho

Henry "Hank" Alfred Johnson

Henry "Hank" Alfred Johnson

Henry “Hank” Alfred Johnson, 93 years of age, of Beatrice passed away on Monday, March 25, 2024 at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation. He was born on September 22, 1930 in Gale, Illinois to Elmer and Clara (Prater) Johnson. Hank married Joyce

Clarissa M. "Cris" Hall

Clarissa M. "Cris" Hall

Clarissa M. “Cris” (Fritzen) Lenners Hall, 95, of Beatrice formerly of Rancho Cucamonga, CA passed away on March 25, 2024 at the Beatrice Health and Rehab. She was born February 22,1929. She married Menard Lenners on June 1, 1947, and shortly

Lynn D. Ottersberg

Lynn D. Ottersberg

Lynn Darlene Ottersberg, was born on December 16, 1950, in Beatrice, Nebraska but she spent most of her life in Lincoln, Nebraska. Lynn was a devoted homemaker. She was a passionate collector of Coca-Cola memorabilia, cookie jars, and thimbles, and she al

Teresa A. Moeller

Teresa A. Moeller

Teresa A. Moeller, 59, of Beatrice, passed away Saturday night, March 23, 2024 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln. She was born on July 14, 1964 in Fairbury to Lyle and Judith Moeller. Teresa was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church of

Dennis Charles Leigh

Dennis Charles Leigh

Dennis Charles Leigh, 77, of Fairbury, NE, passed away March 12, 2024, at his home. He was born October 10, 1946, to Finnis E. and Betty Ann (Shea) Leigh in Lincoln, NE. Dennis loved his dogs and taking them on walks. He enjoyed talking about food and the

Lonna Durflinger

Lonna Durflinger

Lonna Durflinger, age 71, of Alexandria, NE died Thursday, March 14, 2024, at her home. She was born February 2, 1953, in Hebron, NE, to Roy and Iona (Davis) Ehlers. Lonna is survived by her son, Laythan Long of Council Bluffs, IA, son Ryan Long (Courtney

Dorothy E. Young

Dorothy E. Young

Dorothy Eleanor Young, born on the 19th of May, 1925 in Adams, Nebraska, passed on from this life on the 20th of March, 2024. A devoted daughter, loving wife, nurturing mother, and cherished member of her community, Dorothy lived a life full of dedication

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

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