Huffman - Joseph "Joe," 35, Lincoln, died Sunday (5/27/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.
Koch - Otto H., 81, Hebron, died Saturday (5/26/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. today, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Deshler. Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday, Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to family's choice. Ahrendts Funeral Home, Deshler.
Layden - James Clarence "J.C." or "Clarence," 93, Table Rock, died Friday (5/25/2001).
Services: 1 p.m. today, United Methodist Church, Table Rock. Memorials to Table Rock Summer Ball Program. Wherry Brothers Mortuary, Table Rock.
Lott - The Rev. Ernest E., 93, Lincoln, died Monday (5/28/2001). Born, Denver (8/18/07) to Perle and Olive (Rork) Lott. Retired administrative director, overseas office, "Back to the Bible" broadcast. Member, Lincoln Berean Church; Kings Engineering Fellowship Board, 10 years. Retired Elder, many years. Charter member, Berean mission. Former member, Temple Baptist Church. Former Gideon. Past board member, "Back to the Bible" broadcast, since 1944; Maranantha Bible Camp, North Platte. Graduate, Denver Bible Institute. Former faculty member, Denver Institute. Lincoln resident since 1943, formerly of Denver and North Platte.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Dan and Carol Lott, Granite Bay, Calif., Donald E. and Maria A. Lott, Houston; daughter, son-in-law, Betty and John Graf, Golden, Colo.; grandchildren, spouses, Tim and Sue Lott, Granite Bay, Calif., Traci and Albert Castaneda, Huntington Beach, Calif., Patrick Graf, Golden, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Lauren Lott, Hunter Lott, Olivia Lott, Hudson Lott, all Granite Beach, Calif., Ashlee Castaneda, Alyssa Castaneda, both Huntington Beach, Calif. Preceded in death by wife, Annie; parents.
Memorial Service: 10:45 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 South 70th St. Pastor C.O. Lehman, Dr. Warren Wiersbe, Pastor Bryan Clark, Dr. Woodrow Kroll, George Cheek (camp director) officiating. Prior private family interment, Wyuka. Visitation: noon today until 9 p.m. Thursday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to church (16) or "Back to the Bible Broadcast," 6400 Cornhusker Highway (07).
Matzke - Bertha, 94, Lincoln, died Monday (5/28/2001). Born, Western. Clerk, Western Electric.
Survivors: nieces: Karen Scheele, Fairbury, Dorothy Fisbeck, York, Mary Lou Burbach, North Glen, Colo., Neva Zemke, Masury, Ohio, Leola Rickey, Albuquerque, N.M., Ila Jean Ahrendt, Sioux Falls, S.D., Ruth Rehn, Pierre, S.D.; nephews, Claremont Brunkow, Tobias, Richard Brunkow, Milligan, Almon Brunkow, Aurora, Colo., Rodger Gutzmer, Wichita, Kan., Harvey Gutzmer, Fairbury.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, American Lutheran Church, Fairbury. Plainview Cemetery, Western. Memorials to family's choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury.
McDonald - Gerald M., 54, Lincoln, died Sunday (5/27/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to family.
Meckel - Benjamin Theodore, 92, Lincoln, died Tuesday (5/29/2001). Born, Pipestone, Minn. (8/31/08) to Karl and Luise (Heininger) Meckel. Retired contract negotiator, Federal Government. Member, Shriners. WWII Army Veteran.
Survivors: wife, Virginia Meckel; daughter, Dr. Mary V. Meckel, Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Susan Meckel Karre, Grand Island; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by son, Dr. Ben Meckel; parents; five brothers; two sisters.
Memorial Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Eastmont Towers Chapel, 6325 O St. The Rev. Dr. Robert Chitwood. Burial of cremains at a later date, Cottonwood Cemetery, Burwell. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Eastmont Towers Dietary Dept. or Library for the Blind and Handicapped. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Mitchell - Elfrida A. (Dee), 95, Lincoln, died Monday (5/28/2001). Born, Saunders County (5/16/06) to Alfred and Augusta (Anderson) Christenson. Married to Robert G. Mitchell (4/29/51).
Survivors: nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband; parents; brother, Elmer Christenson; sisters, Mathilda Mitchell, Eleanor Heckathorn.
Memorial Services: 9 a.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Cremation. No visitation. Inurnment, Wausa Cemetery, Wausa. Memorials to City Mission, 110 Q St. (08).
Mundhenke - Donald L., 68, Milford, died Saturday (5/26/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, St. John Lutheran Church, Seward. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to donor's choice in care of the family. Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward.
Olson - Emanuel A. "Ole," 85, Lincoln, died Saturday (5/26/2001).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Drive. Memorials to church, family or UNL Tractor Testing Museum. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Parrish - Elizabeth, 84, Beatrice, died Saturday (5/26/2001).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: one hour before services, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Harman-Wright Mortuary Chapel, Beatrice.
Phillipson - Robert Stevens, 76, Overland Park, Kan., formerly Bloomington, widower of Tinkie, died Thursday (5/24/2001). Did livestock marketing in Nebraska. Born, Lincoln. Navy veteran, World War II.
Survivors: son, Victor, Namsos, Norway, Eric, Overland Park; brother, David, Sarasota, Fla.; one grandson.
Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Arapahoe. Burial of ashes, Holbrook Cemetery. Cremation. No visitation. Layton Funeral Home, Minden.
Rider - Franklin "Frank" S., 68, Rulo, died Monday (5/28/2001) in Falls City. Born, Salem. Retired co-founder, RAM Exploration and Mining, Colorado.
Survivors: son, Todd A., Wichita, Kan.; stepson, Troy Hupka, McPherson, Kan.; stepdaughters, Theresa Joseph, Galva, Kan., Pam Blades, Little River, Kan.; sister, Bashti "Skip" Reed, Sedalia, Mo.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
No services. Cremation. Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.
Ross - Donna Lucille, 64, Lincoln, died Monday (5/28/2001) in Firth. Born, Republic, Kan., (11/4/36) to Lowell and Daisy (Persinger) Johnson. Retired, Nebraska Department of Road, 18 years.
Survivors: husband, Donald, Firth; daughters, sons-in-law, Vicki and Darwin Garton, Sherri and Bill Berg, all Lincoln, Penny and Jerry Tangney, Overland Park, Kan., Patty and Ken Essink, Grand Island; nine grandchildren; sister, brother-in-law, Joyce and Ed Ross, Lincoln; niece, Cindy Tyrrel, Lincoln.
Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Russell Leeper. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Jim Nissen, Randy Hauser, Dana Hauser, Lonnie Huebert, Jesse Bartels, Jerry Ross. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials to American Cancer Society or Lakeview Rest Home, Firth.
Rutledge - Tiffany Nicole, six days, Lincoln, died Sunday (5/27/2001). Born, Lincoln.
Survivors: parents, Tyrone Rutledge and Elizabeth Oaks; brothers Jonathan, Brandan, Kevin and Tony; grandparents, Peggy Cronin, Becky Richardson, Randy Miller, all Lincoln, Ralph Rutledge Sr., Glenwood, Iowa; great-grandparents; aunts and uncles.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Visitation: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday. Interment, Wyuka. Memorials to the family.
Schmader - Eugene "Gene," 73, Ceresco, died Tuesday (5/29/2001). Born, Plattsmouth (7/20/27) to George and Myrtle (Moore) Schmader. Linesman, Omaha Public Power District, 28 years. Member, American Legion Post 244, Ceresco; Ceresco Volunteer Fire and Rescue. World War II and Korean War veteran.
Survivors: wife, Genevieve; son, Kirby, Ceresco; sister-in-law, Dorothy Tavlin, Lincoln; aunt, Jeanette Schmader, Plattsmouth.
Graveside Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Glendale Cemetery, Louisville. Pallbearers: American Legion Post 244. Military services by American Legion Post 244. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. today; 8 a.m.-noon Thursday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to American Heart Association or Ceresco Rescue Squad.
Schroeder - Walter Henry, 88, Lincoln, died Saturday (5/26/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. today, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 510 S. 33rd St. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Redeemer Lutheran Church or donor's choice. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.
Schweitzer - John F., 42, Lincoln, died Monday (5/28/2001). Born, Lincoln (3/6/59) to Fred and Mary (Boell). Graduated, Lincoln High School. Worked for 18 years as truck driver, Capital Concrete.
Survivors: wife, Sheryl (Harding) Schweitzer; stepsons, Fred and Joshua Johnson, both Lincoln; sisters, brother-in-law, Donna Schweitzer, Lenore and Dave Drevo, Lincoln; brother, sister-in-law, Dale and Rhonda Schweitzer, Lincoln; parents-in-law, Melvin and Mary Harding, Lincoln; brothers-in-law, spouses, Melvin Harding Jr. and Christy, Terry Harding, all Lincoln, Kevin and Pam Harding, Alexander; sister-in-law, spouse, Teresa and Kenny Munstermann, Hanover, Kan.; stepsister-in-law, spouse, Dorrie and Jerry White, Suitland, Md.; stepbrother-in-law, John Buterbaugh, Lincoln; nieces, nephews, Julie, Doug, Kris, Chirena, Jody, Kevin, Amanda, Nicole, Colton, Scotty, Tyler, Adam, Tiffani and Daniel. Preceded in death by parents.
Services: 3 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Lincoln Memorial park. Visitation: 4-9 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. until services Friday, funeral home. Memorials in care of the family.
Schweitzer - Roselyn B. "Belva," 76, Milford, widow of Burdette, died Monday (5/28/2001) in Norfolk. Born, Beaver Crossing (5/29/24). 1941 graduate, Seward High School. Former employee, Russell Stover, Lincoln; Hiway Cafe, Milford; Bethesda N.H. and Hinky Dinky, Seward. Member Beth-El Mennonite Church, Milford.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Richard and Judy, Kearney, Mo.; daughters, Carol Toovey, Seward, Kathleen Schweitzer, Norfolk; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Smith, St. Louis; brother-in-law, sister-in-law, Dale and Maxine Oswald, Milford; nieces and nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Beth-El Mennonite Church, Milford. The Rev. Marlin Thomas. Seward Cemetery. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. today, with family 7-9 p.m., Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Milford; one hour before services, church. Memorials to the family.
Simpson - Harold Dwaine, 74, Lincoln, died Sunday (5/27/2001).
Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Friday, St. Luke Methodist Church, 1621 Superior St. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to family or Saint Elizabeth Health and Hospice. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave.
Smalley - Lawrence Dale, 57, Murray, died Monday (5/28/2001) in Omaha. Born, Nebraska City (10/17/43). Bridge inspector, Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad, 35 years. Graduated, Nebraska City High School, 1962. Served, Nebraska Army National Guard, eight years. Life member, NRA. Member, American Legion Post 157, Nehawka; Fraternal Order of Eagles 365, Plattsmouth; Weeping Water Gun Club.
Survivors: wife, Merri; sons, daughter-in-law, Jeff, Lincoln, Shane and Cyndi Morris, Papillion; daughter, son-in-law, Amy and Shane Blowers, Branden, Minn.; foster daughter, son-in-law, Candy and Curt Millerd, Truro, Iowa; mother, Lila Shafer, Nebraska City; father, Leonard, Scottsbluff; brother, sister-in-law, Lyle and Peg, McCook; sister, brother-in-law, Leah and Larry Rakes, McCook; seven grandchildren; former wife, Sandra Smalley, Nehawka; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins; many friends. Preceded in death by grandparents.
Graveside Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Alvo Cemetery, Alvo. Visitation: noon Thursday until noon Friday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. A Remembrance Luncheon will be held, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, FOE 365, Plattsmouth. Memorials to the family.
Stuhr - Ryan J., 6, Bellwood, died Monday (5/28/2001) at Columbus. Born (7/15/94). Student, Bellwood Elementary School.
Survivors: parents, Dan and Casey Stuhr; brother, Dylan; sister, Amanda; grandparents, Anthony and Delores Stuhr, Bellwood, James and Carmen Hespen, Schuyler; great-grandparents, Agnes Schonka, Surprise, Dorothy Hespen, Omaha.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Peter's Church, Bellwood. St. Peter's and St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday, church. Visitation: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Knott Funeral Home, David City; one hour before rosary, church.
Wegener - Ella D., 92, Deshler, formerly Ruskin, widow of Alfred, died Monday (5/28/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Ruskin. Visitation: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Ahrendts Funeral Home, Deshler; before services, church. Memorials to church.
York -Richard A., 76, Lincoln, died Saturday (5/26/2001). Born, Lincoln (10/14/24) to James Theodore and Pearl Edith (Dean). Master craftsman. Co-owner, Raggedy Ann's Antiques and York Construction. World War II Army Air Corps veteran, 100th Bomb Group. Member: Glazer Union; Operating Engineer Local 571; (lifetime member) VFW 131; East Lincoln Masonic Lodge 210 (Mason); Sesostris Shrine.
Survivors: wife, AnnaMary; sons, daughters-in-law, Gregg D. and Beverly, Tempe, Ariz., Scott L. York and Becki Lee, Lincoln; sister, Mary Francis Lysmer, Berkeley, Calif.; brother, sister-in-law, Robert and Evelyn Rausch, Lincoln; grandchildren, Patrick York and Sherry Nantz, Mesa, Ariz., Josh York and Cassandra Pandolfo, Anessa York, Thurston York, all Tempe, Ariz., Jason Henderson, Margret Lee, Sarah Lee, all Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Devon Mathis, Bonnie Lake, Wash., Mariah York, Tempe; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Dean and Leonard.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Eldin Ehrlich, Bill Rohren, Jeff Jackson, Becki Lee, Doran Stahlnecker, Joe Chmelka. Honorary pallbearers: John Dean, Robert Stewart, Warren Barth, Bill Hanranhan, John McQuinn, Ted Boczanski, Ernie Kriz. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today; 9-11 a.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials to Capital Humane Society; Sesostris Shrine transportation fund; Faith United Methodist Church.
Anno - Beulah E., 81, Falls City, widow of Lloyd J., died Tuesday (5/29/2001). Born, Graham, Mo.
Survivors: nieces; nephews; special friend, John Schawang, Falls City.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dorr Funeral Home Chapel, Falls City. Steele Cemetery, Falls City.
Basir - Miriam J., 80, Jerusalem, died Tuesday (5/29/2001) in Lincoln.
Survivors: husband, Jamil; daughters, Rawda, Rajaa, both Jerusalem, Sana, New York; sons, Riyad, New York, Yousef, Lincoln; five grandchildren.
Services will be held in Jerusalem. Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St.
Berlage - Keith A., 58, Lincoln, died Wednesday (5/30/2001). Born, Galena, Ill. (7/5/42). Employed in health care profession, 30 years. First Fellow of the American Society for Hospital Materials Management for the State of Nebraska. Graduate, Doane College. Masters, Business Administration. Member: Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Acolyte, choir member, organist; American Guild of Organists, Lincoln; Serra Club; Elks Club, Galena, Ill.
Survivors: wife, Catherine (Chirco); son, daughter-in-law, Stephen and Diane, Ann Arbor, Mich.; daughter, son-in-law, Elizabeth and Michael Brophy, Lincoln; grandchildren, Treven Bruce, Elijah and Micah Berlage; parents, Edmund and Virginia Berlage, Galena, Ill.; sister, Ruth Fina, Whitefish Bay, Wis.; mother-in-law, Virginia Chirco, Normal, Ill.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lucille (Chirco) and Daniel Whiting, Bloomington, Ill.; nieces and nephew.
Funeral mass: 10;30 a.m. Saturday, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd. Father Robert Tucker. St. Mary Cemetery, Elizabeth, Ill. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Friday, church. Pallbearers: Jim Mastera, Mike Reynolds, Tom Murphy, Lyle Mayer, Mike Brophy, Barton Johnson. Honorary pallbearers: members of the Lincoln Serra Club and Cathedral Choir. Memorial Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, St. Mary Church, Elizabeth, Ill. Visitation: after 5 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. and one hour before Rosary and mass, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, St. Gregory the Great Seminary or St. Elizabeth Hospice.
Dunbar - Clara J., 93, Mesa, Ariz., formerly Lincoln, died April 17, 2001. Born, Lincoln (5/25/07) to Robert and Elizabeth McKinney. Retired teacher, Lincoln Public Schools. Past Matron of Columbia Chapter OES.
Survivors: son, Larry K., Golden Valley, Minn.; daughter, Mary Jo Farrar, Ames, Iowa; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, John T.
Memorial Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. Pastor Daryl Lauber. Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials to donor's choice.
Fife - Irene Mabel (Short), 84, formerly Lincoln, widow of Russell, died Friday (5/25/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, East United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs. Friends may call: 3-7 p.m. today, Pikes Peak Funeral Home, Colorado Springs. Memorials to church, 1505 E. Monument St., Colorado Springs, CO, 80909; or donor's choice in lieu of flowers.