Otterman - Marilyn Jeanne Merrill Philipps, 75, Lincoln, died Wednesday (5/9/2001). Born, Omaha (11/25/25) to Arthur Wallace and Elaine (Abel) Merrill. Retired bookkeeper, Four Star Drug. Member, Pleasant Dale United Methodist Church, Christian Womans Club, American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors: husband, David A.Otterman; son, daughter-in-law, Robert and Carla Philipps, Lincoln; daughters, sons-in-law, Pam and Tom Price, Paula and Lee Volkmer, all Lincoln; stepson, spouse, James and Sue Philipps, Sarasota, Fla.; stepdaughter, Sandra Austin, Denver; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Sarah and T. Michael Price, Stacy Markel, Monica Wade, Robert Philipps II, Dillon Philipps, Jennifer and Melissa Hopper, Marc Volkmer; grandchildren, spouses, Michelle and Paul Grandgenett, Jeri and Dustin Lindsey, Billy and Lorna Barth; great-grandchildren, Michelle and Travis Barth, Amanda, Nicole and Zachery Lindsey, Michael Wade, Ethan Price, Emma Grandgenett; nieces; nephews; cousins and many friends. Preceded in death by parents; brother, John "Jack" Carlos Merrill; grandson, Shawn Lee Markel; stepgrandson, Christopher Philipps.
Services: 11 a.m. today, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. The Rev. Dale Sutter. Burial: 2 p.m. today, Malcolm Cemetery, Malcolm. Pallbearers: Robert Philipps II, Stacy Markel, Dillon Philipps, Sam Pulec, Roy Lamb Sr., Joe Philipps, Chad Rut. Honorary pallbearers: Kevin Frey, Willard Frey, Tom Price, T. Michael Price, Lee Volkmer, Paul Grandgenett, Rollin Jones. Visitation: Until services, mortuary. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Shawn Markel Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o University of Nebraska Foundation; the Nebraska Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 6704, 68506; Y.E.S. (Youth Empowered by Sports); or Christian Womans Club, PO Box 9609, Kansas City, MO 64134-0609.
Roby - Kimberley Ann, 33, Lincoln, died Tuesday (5/8/2001). Born, Lincoln (10/31/67) to Ronald and Shirley Anne (Johnson) Roby. Graduated, Lincoln High, 1986. Attended, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Member, Blessed Sacrament Parish, T.O.P.S., Eagles 147, VFW Ladies Auxiliary 3606.
Survivors: father, stepmother, Ron and DonaLee Roby, Fort Worth, Texas; stepbrother, Jonathon Gallup, Fort Worth; stepsisters, Maieve Gallup, Caitlin Paulus, both Fort Worth; grandmother, Dorothy Roby, Lincoln; uncles, spouses, Bernard and Gwynne Roby, Fort Worth, Kate Johnson, Clarence and Charlene Johnson, all Lincoln; aunts, spouses, Sandra and Howard Casburn, Davey, Kay and William Hammond, Alyce Long, Gladys and Sandy Nelson, Helen and Ervin Hanneman, all Lincoln; special friend, Amy Rezney, Lincoln; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother, Shirley; grandparents, Leonard and Helen Johnson.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. today, Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1720 Lake St. Father John R. Sullivan. Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials in lieu of flowers in care of family. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.
Simons - Orvel Edward, 45, Bay St. Louis, Miss., formerly Plattsmouth, died 4/26/01. Born, Nebraska City. Self-employed contractor.
Survivors: mother, stepfather, Geraldine and Robert Kennedy, Union; brothers, David Simons, Anderson, Mo., Robert Kennedy, Jr., Union; sisters, Patty Cunningham, Union, Susan Williams, Marble Falls, Texas, Janet Williams, Nehawka, Tami Butler, Bellevue, Shelly Grant, Beaverton, Ore.; nieces; nephews.
Graveside services for ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. No visitation. Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Nebraska City.
Vondra - Bernice, 75, Lincoln, died Monday (5/7/2001).
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd. No viewing. Memorials to church or donor's choice. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Zehr - Shorty, 89, Aurora, widower of Alyda, died Thursday (5/10/2001). Born, farm south of Aurora. Advertising salesman, Aurora News Register until 1979.
Survivors: second wife, Evelyn; daughter, Beverly Jean Salmon, Evansville, Ind.; son, Rick, Lincoln; stepdaughter, Karen Marie Wilshusen, Aurora; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Aurora. Aurora Cemetery. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. today, Higby Mortuary, Aurora.
Behrends - Doris, 75, Johnson, widow of Chester, died 1/28/01 in Lincoln.
Graveside Memorial Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Johnson Cemetery, Johnson. Memorials to Saint Elizabeth Hospice, Lincoln. Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St.
Blue - L. Gladys, 94, Lincoln, died Thursday (5/10/2001). Homemaker.
Survivors: sons, Wayne, Don, both Lincoln, Ray, Napa, Idaho; sisters, Edith Alexander, Loveland, Colo., Geneoa Greet, Ten Sleep, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins.
Graveside Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery, Tekamah. Hamel-Peck-Pelan Funeral Home, Tekamah.
Cullen - John E., 87, Stevens Point, Wis., formerly Lincoln, died Thursday (5/3/2001).
Services were Saturday, Shuda Funeral Chapel. St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Doehring - Elizabeth "Betty," 75, Superior, died Thursday (5/10/10). Born, rural Munden, Kan.
Survivors: husband, Arlo; daughter, Arleeta Beth Gunn, Chester; sons, Varyl Alvin, Lincoln, Kim Irvin, Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Virgil Canning, Seward, Lynn Canning, Overland Park, Kan.
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Superior. Chester Cemetery. Visitation: 12-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the United Methodist Church, Superior.
Folden - Vesta G., 79, Beatrice, died Thursday (5/10/2001). Born, Broken Bow. Worked in dining room, Beatrice State Developmental Center, 12 years.
Survivors: husband, Ed; brother, John Butler, Beatrice; nieces; nephews.
Services: 1:30 p.m. today, Church of Christ, Beatrice. Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice. Visitation: until 11:30 today, Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice; one hour before services, church. Memorials to church with funeral home in charge.
Grell - Richard O. Sr., 67, Lincoln, died Wednesday (5/9/2001).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. today, Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M. St. Memorials in care of family for future designation, 3710 B St. Lincoln 68510. Condolence may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Gruber - Charlotte S.E., 89, Lincoln, died Friday (5/4/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward. Visitation: one hour before services, funeral home. Memorials to: Seward Public Library; St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lincoln; UNL Teachers College; or donor's choice.
Hackwith - Emma Reine, 77, widow of Robert G., Plattsmouth, died Thursday (5/10/2001). Born, Murray. Associates degree, UNO. Retired activities director, Plattsmouth Manor.
Survivors: sons, Rob, Lincoln, Harley, Plattsmouth, Monte, Bellevue; daughters, Kathy Groth, Denver, Randeen VanDyne, Plattsmouth, Holly Anamia, Omaha; six grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, Plattsmouth. Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Sunday, family will greet 6-8 p.m. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church or Alzheimer's Association.
Heckman - Gladys G., 87, Friend, widow of Merlin, died Tuesday (5/08/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. today, Friend Christian Assembly Church. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to church. Lauber Moore Funeral Home, Friend.
Hendee - Ethel E., 97, Lincoln, widow of Harold H., died Tuesday (5/8/2001).
Memorial service: 4 p.m. Sunday, Pine Lake Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 6800 Pine Lake Road. Loran Inselman, officiating. Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St.
Hofer - Craig Alan, 28, Lincoln, died Thursday (5/10/2001). Born, Lincoln (9/26/72). Graduate, Southeast High School. Painter.
Survivors: wife, Tasha L.; daughter, Stella Autumn-Lynn, Lincoln; parents, Glenn and Gwen (Sonder), Lincoln; sister, brother-in-law, Denise and Dean Huckfeldt, Westminster, Colo.; grandmother, Agnes Sonder, Lincoln; one niece; two nephews; father-in-law, mother-in-law, Don and Marlyce Benjamin, Lincoln; brother-in-law, Jon Benjamin, Lincoln; aunts; uncles; cousins.
Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. Pastor Russell Leeper. Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln. Pallbearers: Dean Huckfeldt, Jon Benjamin, Shawn Russell, Mick Siegrist, Terry Langan, Phil Dake, Tony Itzen. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. Sunday, funeral home; one hour before services. Memorials to family.
Jacobs - Alvin G., 79, Lincoln, died Wednesday (5/9/2001). Retired, utilities maintenance superintendent, Nebraska Department of Roads. Member: BPOE Lincoln Elks Lodge 80 (past exalted ruler); American Legion 3; Sowers Club. Graduate, Lincoln High School. Attended, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. W.W.II Air Force veteran.
Survivors: wife, Carolyn; brother, sister-in-law, Harold and Dorothy, Pueblo, Colo.; nephews, Robert Smith, Lincoln, Michael Smith, Bennet, Jonny Jacobs, Bloomfield, N.M.
Private family services. No visitation. Memorials to Lincoln Elks Lodge 80 Building Fund.
Johnson - James Edward, 89, Plattsmouth, died Wednesday (5/9/2001). Born, Plattsmouth. Employed, BREX shops, Plattsmouth and Lincoln.
Survivors: wife, Erma; son, Jimmie, Plattsmouth; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Roby Funeral Home, Plattsmouth. Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth.
Keys - Maxine C., 75, Lincoln, died Wednesday (5/9/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials to: Friedens Lutheran Church, Sixth and D streets, Lincoln (02); Hospice of Tabitha, 4720 Randolph, Lincoln (10); Village Manor, 3220 N. 14th St., Lincoln (21).
Lafler - Phyllis I., 75, Lincoln, died Friday (5/10/2001). Born, Ceresco (2/18/26) to Lewis and Amanda (Patzloff) Hetrick. Retired 1986, housekeeping, Lincoln Regional Center, 18 years.
Survivors: sons, daughter-in-law, George, Rick and Ann, all Lincoln; daughters, sons-in-law, Charlene and Glenn Cederberg, Becky and Herb Hill, all Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, sister-in-law, Don and Norman Hetrick, Lincoln; sisters, Frances Robins, Wahoo, Pearl Shaw, Lincoln. Preceded in death by husband, Wilbur; infant daughter, Linda Kay; parents; brother, Earl.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 O St. Pastor Michael Chaffee. Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Pallbearers: Paul Hetrick, Steve Hetrick, Randy Hetrick, Jerry Kelly, Carl Cederberg, Conrad Fuss. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday until service time at funeral home. Memorials to American Cancer Society, 7441 O St., Suite 104 (01) or Saint Elizabeth's Hospice, 555 S. 70th St. (10). Condolences may be e-mailed to roperandsons.com.
Lyons - Lewis "Oden," 60, Lincoln, died Wednesday (5/9/2001).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. today, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1345 South 16th Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to family. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave.
Nostrant - Burton V., 70, Peru, died Tuesday (5/8/2001) near Peru.
Memorial Services: 10 a.m. today, Peru Community Church. Cremation. No viewing. Hemmingsen Funeral Home, Auburn.
Pratt - Helen L., 72, Lincoln, widow of Robert E., died Friday (5/11/2001). Born, Haddam (11/23/28). Nurse.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Michael and Shari, Plano, Texas, Robert, Joseph, both Lincoln, Thomas and Tammy, Asheville, N.C.; daughters, sons-in-law, Kathleen Hansher, Omaha, Rebecca and Michael Warpula, Litchfield, Minn., Jeannette and Eric Breashears, Lincoln, Christine Pratt, Beatrice; sister, Eleanor White, Missouri; six grandsons; five granddaughters; seven nephews; one niece. Preceded in death by husband; parents, Edward and Helen Kopsa; brother, Lawrence Kopsa.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. The Rev. Nathan Rackling. Pallbearers: Michael Pratt, Joseph Pratt, Thomas Pratt, Robert Pratt, Eric Breashears, Michael Warpula. Visitation: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, funeral home.
Schole - Linda S., 48, Hooper, died Friday (5/11/2001). Born, Tecumseh. Teacher's aid, Special Education, Hooper Elementary.
Survivors: husband, Ben; sons, Nathan, Adam, both at home; brothers, Lee Roy Boden, Fort Worth, Texas, Donnavon Boden, Sterling, Merle Boden, Loveland, Colo.; sisters, Jan Bouc, Lincoln, Ardis Wentz, Sterling, Mary Waddington, Phoenix; adopted cousin, Suzanne Croisant, Omaha.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hooper. St. Paul's Cemetery, rural Hooper. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. Sunday, family will greet 6-8 p.m., Warne-Johnson Funeral Home, Hooper. Memorials to family's choice.
Taylor - Leonard Lewis, 70, Plattsmouth, died Friday (5/11/2001). Born, Plattsmouth. U.S. Marines, Korea (1948-52). Retired truck driver, Lyman-Rickey Sand and Gravel Co. Employee, Wiles Brothers, Plattsmouth.
Survivors: wife, Caroline; son, Leonard Jr., Mesa, Ariz.; daughters, Carolynn Nowak, Elmwood, Kathy Wiles, Roberta Copenhaver, both Plattsmouth; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; sister, Tillie Shipley, Plattsmouth.
Memorial Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Roby Funeral Home Chapel, Plattsmouth during visitations. Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Monday, family greeting 6-8 p.m. Memorials to donor's favorite charity or American Cancer Society.
Thompson - William D., 80, McCook, died Friday (5/11/2001). Born, rural Cowles. Retired truck driver, Vandiest Chemical Company.
Memorial services at a later date. Cremation. No visitation. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave.
Vanschoiack - Roy E., 53, Beatrice, died Friday (5/11/2001) in Lincoln. Born, Beatrice. Construction superintendent for Area III, 1988; promoted May 1992, Area III manager.
Survivors: wife, Rowien; sons, Toby, Blue Springs, Tadd, Lincoln, Ty, Beatrice; mother, Mary, Pass Christian, Miss.; brothers, Lee, Lincoln, Ted, Pass Christian; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Beatrice. Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice. Visitation: until 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice; one hour before services, church. Memorials to family's choice with Glen and Karen Schmieding in charge.
Wells - Marie C., 88, Lincoln, died Thursday (5/10/2001). Born, Lorton (2/2/13). Taught school; Pawnee; Atkinson. Former medical technologist (ASCP). Graduate, Peru State College, 1939. Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum (board member); Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club (past president); Demeter Extension Club; 4-H leader; Cub Scout Den Mother; Lancaster County and Nebraska Society of Medical Technologists (past president of both).
Survivors: sons, daughter-in-law, John Dugan, Clark and Pat, all Lincoln; daughter, Nancy Dugan, Omaha; brothers, sisters-in-law, Otto and Carmen Wellensiek, Omaha, Paul and Erna Wellensiek, Lincoln; sister, brother-in-law, Frieda and Howard Rice, Waco; grandchildren, Lynn Wells, Patrick Wells; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, Ray and Lorraine Wells, Lucille Goodell, all Ogden, Utah, R.H. Richardson, Bowling Green, Ky.,Vicki Wells, Kensington, Md. Preceded in death by husbands, Charles Dugan and Lynn Wells; parents, Paul and Paulina (Finke) Wellensiek.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Paul United Church of Christ, 14th and F streets. The Revs. John and Jeanne Tyler. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday, St. John's McWilliams Cemetery, Lorton. Visitation: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Memorials to Tabitha Garden Fund.
Zaruba - Carroll "Pappy," 67, Fullerton, died Thursday (5/10/2001) in Sterling, Colo. Born, Boone County. Stationed in Korea, Marine Corps, 1952-1954. Drafted by Dallas Texans (K.C. Chiefs), defensive cornerback, 1960. Owned and operated, Pappys Station, Fullerton, until 1993.
Survivors: wife, Rose; sons, Wayne Gilson, Terry Gilson, both Schuyler, Scott, Norfolk; daughters, Sue Stetz, Fullerton, Jackie Crabtree, Stewartsville, N.J.; brothers, Gary, Kearney, Charles, Julesburg, Colo., Patrick, Albion; sisters, Theresa Wieser, North Bend, Lorraine Iverson, Broken Bow, Louise Schank, Fullerton.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Peters Catholic Church, Fullerton. Fullerton Catholic Cemetery. Visitation: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. scripture service and rosary, Palmer Funeral Home, Fullerton.