Obituaries 

Duane J. Busboom
Duane J. Busboom

Duane J. Busboom, 82, of Beatrice passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society of Beatrice. He was born on November 13, 1939, in Beatrice to John and Katherina “Tena” (Frerichs) Busboom and graduated from Filley High Sch

Sophia Wilhelmina Olga Fuchs
June 27th, 2:48 PM CDT
Wayne L. Ossowski
June 27th, 12:19 PM CDT
Elton R. Perry
June 26th, 3:02 PM CDT
Dennis "Skip" L. Pfeifer
June 24th, 1:55 PM CDT
Josephine A. Plihal

Josephine A. Plihal

Josephine A. (Snook) Plihal, age 90 of Wymore passed away at the Pemberly Place in Lincoln on June 22, 2022. She was born in Lincoln on April 29, 1932 to Warren and Mildred (Zimmerman) Snook.

Ruth Dorn

Ruth Dorn

Ruth L. Dorn, 86, of Wymore, died at her home on June 8, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 18, 1936, at Winnfield, LA and attended Winnfield High School. Ruth lived in Phalsbourg, France from 1959 – 1961 on an Air Force Base unti

Louise Searcey

Louise Searcey

Audrey Louise Searcey, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose hatred of dandelions was countered only by her love of proper grammar, died on June 21. She was 86.

Pauline Georgia (Engel) Wieseman

Pauline Georgia (Engel) Wieseman

Pauline Georgia (Engel) Wieseman, 95 years of age, of Beatrice, formerly of Osceola passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 at the PEO Home in Beatrice. She was born on May 23, 1927 in Central City to Paul and Donzella (Mack) Engel. Pauline graduated from Centr

Donna J. Acton

Donna J. Acton

Donna J. Acton, 90 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at the Good Samaritan Center in Beatrice Sunday evening, June 19, 2022. She was born on March 3, 1932 at Crab Orchard, NE to Emil and Effie (Dodson) Ruemelin, graduated from Adams High School, and o

Irma L. (Burger) Gerdes

Irma L. (Burger) Gerdes

Irma L. (Burger) Gerdes, 99 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on September 7, 1922 in rural Gage County to John “Frank” Francois and Annie E. (Winkle) Burger. Irma

Dale G. Gutzmer

Dale G. Gutzmer

Dale Gustav Gutzmer, 95, was born near Daykin, Nebraska on July 13, 1926 to Otto and Emma (Schwisow) Gutzmer. He passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, where he had been a resident since the fall of 2007. Dale was

Eric A. Wise

Eric A. Wise

Eric. A. Wise, 72, of Fairbury, NE passed away June 7, 2022 at his home. He was born April 26, 1950 to Jimmy Dean & Leatrice Kay (Johnson) Wise in Fairbury. Cremation has taken place. No services are scheduled at this time. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is as

Dorothy S. Rempel

Dorothy S. Rempel

Dorothy S. Rempel, 70, of Fairbury, NE passed away June 10, 2022 at her home. She was born August 5, 1951 to Charles Edward & Marie (Stackhouse) Humphrey in Kansas City, MO. Cremation has taken place. No services are scheduled at this time. Gerdes-Meyer F

Terry L. Whitton

Terry L. Whitton

Terry L. Whitton, 75, of Fairbury, NE, passed away June 15, 2022 in Fairbury. He was born January 7, 1947 to Clarence Ancel & LaVonne Fay (Robertson) Whitton in Beatrice, NE. Cremation will take place. No services are scheduled at this time. Gerdes-Meyer

Karen M. Fischer

Karen M. Fischer

Karen M. Fischer, 77 years of age, of Lincoln, formerly of Beatrice passed away at the Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln Wednesday, June 15, 2022. She was born on July 10, 1944 at Norfolk, NE to Aage and Rebecca (Hamley) Petersen. She was a graduate of

Margaret LaRue Edith Ellis

Margaret LaRue Edith Ellis

Margaret LaRue Edith Ellis, age 88 of Wymore passed away on June 14, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

LeRoy L. Saathoff

LeRoy L. Saathoff

LeRoy L. Saathoff, 81 years of age, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice. He was born on June 7, 1941 near Burchard to Ralph and Sadie Fossler. LeRoy served his country in the United States Navy from August 5, 195

Norma L. Nichols

Norma L. Nichols

Norma Louise Nichols of Beatrice, died on her 96th birthday at the Beatrice Community Hospital. She was born on March 23, 1926, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Norma attended a rural grade school, graduated from Fort Dodge High School, and then from Iowa State Teach

Gail E. Brinkman

Gail E. Brinkman

Gail Ellen (Spaulding) Brinkman, 64, of Palm City, FL, died January 5, 2022 in Florida. She was born on November 29, 1957 at Eglin Air Force Base hospital in the panhandle of Florida to William and Annie Spaulding. With her father in the military, they li

Brunie J. Ottersberg

Brunie J. Ottersberg

Brunie J. Ottersberg, age 88 of Lincoln passed away on June 8, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family.

Vernon F. Boosinger

Vernon F. Boosinger

Vernon F. Boosinger, 97 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022. He was born on July 31, 1924 in Burlington, Kansas to Vernon and Geneva (Hart) Boosinger. Vernon served his country in the United States Army during WWII where he was w

Harlan R. Essink

Harlan R. Essink

Harlan Essink went to be with his Lord on June 5, 2022 in Lincoln at the age of 83. Harlan was born on January 12, 1939 to John and Gertrude (Languis) Essink. He lived with his parents near Hickman until he married Rowanna Hesser on March 10, 1961. Harlan

Marvin Bruce Seibert

Marvin Bruce Seibert

Marvin Bruce Seibert, 61 years of age, of DeWitt passed away Monday, June 6, 2022 at Lancaster Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln. He was born on June 3, 1961 in San Pablo, California. Marvin was baptized in Richmond, California and moved to Beatrice in 196

Patsy L. Tuma

Patsy L. Tuma

Patsy L. Tuma, 91, passed away June 1, 2022, at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, NE. She was born January 25, 1931, to Louis & Lillie (Goebel) Tuma in Rural Fairbury. She worked at Hesteds and First National Bank in Fairbury before moving to Lincoln wher

Ava Joan (Thompson) Johnson

Ava Joan (Thompson) Johnson

Ava Joan Thompson Johnson, 87 years of age of Fairbury, Nebraska passed away peacefully at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, Nebraska. She was born October 29, 1934 to Solomon S. Thompson and Thelma Louise Davis Thompson at Robinson, Kansas. Shortly a

Jerald "Jerry" B. Lindley

Jerald "Jerry" B. Lindley

Jerald “Jerry” B. Lindley, 63 years of age, of Plymouth passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Bryan Medical East in Lincoln. He was born on January 10, 1959 in Encino, California to Bruce and Doris (Kumpost) Lindley. Jerry grew up in Fair Oaks,

Mitchell "Mitch" B. Schroeder

Mitchell "Mitch" B. Schroeder

Mitchell “Mitch” B. Schroeder, 56 years of age, of Plymouth passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022 peacefully at home after several lengthy illnesses. He was born on July 19, 1965 in Beatrice to Glenn and Wanieta (Gebhard) Schroeder. Mitch grad

Gary Dean Knabe

Gary Dean Knabe

Gary D. Knabe, 58, of Beatrice passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022, at a Lincoln hospital. He was born on March 26, 1964, in Beatrice to Ervin “Jeff” and Frances “Elaine” White Knabe. Gary lived in Odell until moving with his famil

Alice Elizabeth Wiebe

Alice Elizabeth Wiebe

Alice E. Wiebe, 100, of Beatrice passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022, at Good Samaritan Society of Beatrice. She was born March 31, 1921, in Gage County and has lived most of her life in Beatrice. She graduated from Beatrice High School and married Jo

Rick L. Siebert

Rick L. Siebert

Rick Siebert, 72 of Fairbury passed away, Saturday, May 28th at his home. Services will be Monday, June 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Foursquare Church in Fairbury. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Velma Siebert Nursing Scholarship Fund. The family

Sharon Elnora Bissegger

Sharon Elnora Bissegger

Sharon Elnora Bissegger, 83 years of age, of Beatrice, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday May 29, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice. She was born on March 17, 1939 in Falls City to Gerald and Natalie (Bauers) Cowperthwait. After Sharo

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