Martin - Doris R., 76, Lincoln, died Saturday (9/22/2001).
Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. until services Wednesday, funeral home.
May - Thresa E., 101, Schuyler, widow of Henry C., died Saturday (9/22/2001). Born, Springbay, Ill. Custodian, First National Bank, Schuyler.
Survivors: brother, Harold Kimble, Greeley, Colo.; grandchildren, Sherry Westphalen, Schuyler, Eddie Shuster, Columbus; three great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Kracl Funeral Home, Schuyler. Schuyler Cemetery. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. today; 9 a.m. until services Wednesday, funeral home. Memorials to donor's choice.
McCauley - Anita L., 81, Lincoln, widow of Eugene J., died Wednesday (9/19/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Visitation: until services, mortuary. Memorials to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, Lancaster County Chapter, P.O. Box 83267 (01).
Meyers - Verner M. 89, Lincoln, died Saturday (9/22/2001). Graduated, University of Nebraska, 1934, bachelor of architecture; American Institute of Architects; American Institute of Construction; Oriental Institute, University of Chicago; American Schools of Oriental Research, Cambridge, Mass.; Distinguished Teaching Award, UNL, 1985; Outstanding Professor Award in construction management, 1984-85; Beta Theta Pi; elder and board of trustees and various committee assignments, First Presbyterian Church, since 1949; board of directors, Madonna Home, 1955; board of directors, Lincoln City Auditorium, 1951; director of Department of Planning and Construction, UNL; Kiwanis Club; registered professional architect, state of Nebraska, No. A-146.
Survivors: wife, Patricia; son, daughter-in-law, David and Caroll, Fairport, N.Y.; daughter, son-in-law, Lynne and Robert Battey, Denver; grandchildren, David R., James D. and John P. Meyers, all New York, Sarah King, Matthew W. Battey, both Colorado, Bruce D. Battey, Anne Jefferies, both California; seven great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by parents, David M. and Elizabeth; first wife, Irene; brother, Lee.
Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St. The Rev. Raymond J. Larson. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Meyers Fund c/o church (08).
Nehrig - Gertrude C., 92, Ypsilanti, Mich., formerly of Hebron, widow of Robert H., died Saturday (9/22/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church (Friedensau), rural Hebron. Church cemetery. Visitation: family will receive visitors 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Price Funeral Home, Hebron. Memorials to Faith Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Hebron, or Lutheran World Relief.
Pekarek - Lad A., 75, Dwight, died Sunday (9/23/2001). Born (1/16/26). Farmer. Member, Assumption Catholic Church, American Legion Post 110, both Dwight, East Butler School Board, Dwight Co-op board. Former member, Milking Shorthorn Association.
Survivors: wife, Mary; daughters, sons-in-law, Teresa and Daryl Behrends, Roca, Anita and Bernard Kozisek, Brainard, Mary and fiance Dave Brady, Lincoln, Patricia and Lewis Keller, McKinney, Texas, Jeanette and Wayne Jasnoch, Sutton, Loretta, Omaha; sons, daughter-in-law, James, Stromsburg, Jerome and Norma, Dwight; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, sister-in-law, Raymond and Lucille, Dwight; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Jerry Truksa, Seward; sisters-in-law, Gladys Truksa, David City, Mary Truksa, Lincoln, Ruth Baustian, Fremont. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Aloysia; daughter-in-law, Polly Pekarek; granddaughter, Lauren Pekarek.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Assumption Catholic Church, Dwight. Celebrant, Rev. Father Loras Grell. Church cemetery. Military honors by American Legion Post 110, Dwight. Visitation: noon-5 p.m. today, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward; one hour before services, church. Rosary prayer service: 7 p.m. today, church. Memorials to donor's choice in care of family.
Shahani - Dr. Khemchand Motumal, 77, Walnut Creek, Calif., formerly of Lincoln, died 7/6/01, while vacationing with his wife in Sicily.
The UNL Department of Food Science and Technology and the family invite you to a memorial program in his honor at 3 p.m. Friday, Clifford Hardin Center for Continuing Education, Nebraska Room. Light refreshments will follow the program. Colleagues will remember Dr. Shahani as a longtime faculty member in the Department of Food Science and Technology and for his pioneering work on the health benefits of yogurt and other dairy products. For additional information, contact Pat Gergen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 472-5302.
Smith - Betty Jo, 55, Plattsmouth, died Saturday (9/22/2001) in Omaha. Born, Nebraska City. Retired caretaker; worked at Plattsmouth Manor.
Survivors: husband, Marvin; brothers, Sterling Sand, Jerry Sand, both Plattsmouth; sisters, Karen Sand, Springfield, Mo., Mary Stander, Louisville, Cheryl King, Plattsmouth; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Church of the Holy Spirit. Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Vigil until services, church. Roby Funeral Home, Plattsmouth.
Stark - Ada L., 83, Lincoln, died Monday (9/24/2001). Born, Blue Hill (2/5/18) to Peter and Agnes (Goerig) Britten. Homemaker. Member, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Sunshine Club, both Friend.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Raymond L. and Jean, Arlington, Va.; daughter, son-in-law, Mary L. and Patrick Tines, Lincoln; grandchildren, David, Mariana and John Tines; brothers, sister-in-law, Donald Britten, Omaha, Raymond and Agnes Britten, Blue Hill; sister, Ruth Kirby, Santa Ana, Calif. Preceded in death by husband, Linus (2/2/89); parents; sisters, Margaret, Pauline.
Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1940 S. 77th St. Fr. Richard Gyhra. St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Friend. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. Thursday, funeral home; one hour before services, church.
Stutzman - Cora A., 102, Ashland, formerly of Chappell, died Friday (9/21/2001).
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Ashland Care Center Chapel. No visitation. Interment of cremated remains at a later date in Chappell. Memorials to Ashland Care Center. Marcy Mortuary, Ashland.
Tschirren - Robert Theodore, 78, Plattsmouth, died Friday (9/22/2001). Born, Plattsmouth. Retired farmer. Army veteran, World War II.
Survivors: wife, Ethel; daughters, JoAnn Peterson, Carol Ann Meyer, both Omaha, Violet L. "Toni" Johnson, Bellevue, Mary Prohaska, Barbara Davenport, Karen Reed, all Plattsmouth, Sharon Kay Taylor, Plano, Texas; sons, Alfred Major, John Tschirren, Gene Tschirren, Ralph Major, all Plattsmouth, Dennis Tschirren, James Tschirren, both Omaha; 33 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathryn Zimmerman, Plattsmouth, Mary Jane Nolte, Omaha; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Visitation: today, 1-9 p.m., with family 6-8 p.m., Roby Funeral Home, Plattsmouth. Memorials to church or Plattsmouth Rescue Squad.
Vaughn - Merrill E., 84, Omaha, formerly Lincoln, died Sunday (9/23/2001). Salesman, Wendelin-Old Home Bakery, where he received 35-year Safe Driver Award. Member, Trinity United Methodist Church, VFW Post 131, American Legion Post 3. Former basketball coach for Trinity Church league.
Survivors: daughters, sons-in-law, Marlene James, Omaha, Mary and Richard Andrysik, Myrna "Kay" and Mike Kaczmarczyk, all Lincoln; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Tamora Cemetery, rural Seward. The Rev. Lauren Ekdahl. Visitation: 6:30-9 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Visitation with family: 6:30-7:30 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to family in lieu of flowers.
Von Seggern - Orval W., 83, rural Falls City, died Saturday (9/22/2001) in Falls City. Born, Crookston. Retired, Missouri Pacific Railroad; after retirement, he farmed and began Von Seggern's Tree Farm.
Survivors: wife, Lena Mae; sons, Bill, Grand Island, Joe, Cheyenne, Wyo.; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Private memorial service will be held today, Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City. Inurnment at a later date, Heim Cemetery, Dawson.
Vrchota - Pattie G.L., 78, Lincoln, widow of Elmer, died Sunday (9/23/2001). Born, Youngstown, Ohio, (4/24/23). Homemaker.
Survivors: stepsons, Donald and Gene Vrchota, both Lincoln; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Dudik, California, Bob Dudik, Ohio.
No services. Cremation. No visitation. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Williams - Ervin E., 91, Firth, died Monday (9/24/2001). Born, Hickman (9/4/10). Retired farmer, farmed in Firth area since 1935. Graduate, Hickman High School, School of Agriculture, 1928. Member, Firth Reformed Church, Masonic Lodge No. 194, Cortland. Former member, Norris School Board, started the Ervin and Lucile Williams Scholarship Fund.
Survivors: brother-in-law, John Ronhovde, Lincoln; sister-in-law, Francis Williams, Firth; nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Lucile (Westcott); brothers, Harold, Willard, Norman; sister, Mary Ronhovde.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Firth Reformed Church. The Rev. Craig Wagner. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 3-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Metcalf Funeral Home, Firth. Memorials to Norris Educational Foundation.
Wolfe - Lois M. (Davenport), 77, Lincoln, died Friday (9/21/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Edholm Cemetery, Octavia. Memorials to Lincoln Public Schools Foundation, 5901 O St. (10).
Bouc - Stanley E., 82, Wahoo, died Tuesday (9/25/2001). Born, rural Weston (7/28/19) to Frank and Josephine (Bartek). Foreman, city of Wahoo water department, retired 1984. Former owner, Chief Motel, Wahoo, 1948-1999. Attended District 71 school, rural Weston; graduated, Weston High School, 1937. Married Georgianne Sabatka (9/21/42) at St. John Catholic Church, Weston. Wahoo resident since 1946. Member, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wahoo; honorary life member, Wahoo Council 1833, Knights of Columbus.
Survivors: wife, Georgianne; sons, daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Jan, Lincoln, Roger and Roxanne, Merrifield, Minn., Dennis and Debbie, Wahoo; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sisters, Teresa Noha, Wahoo, Sylvia Swoboda, David City; sisters-in-law, Celestine Bouc, Anne Bouc, both Wahoo. Preceded in death by sister, Ludmilla Chapek; brothers, Julius, Edward; grandson, Darren Bouc.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wahoo. St. Francis Cemetery, Wahoo. Vigil service: 7 p.m. Thursday, followed by K of C and CD of A rosary, both at Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Thursday and until 9:45 a.m. Friday, funeral home. Memorials to St. Wenceslaus elementary school or Bishop Neumann Central Catholic High School.
Brock - Grace Marie, 87, Lincoln, widow of Samuel Brock, died Thursday (9/20/2001).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Saturday (9/29/2001), Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Cremation, no visitation. Memorials to Lancaster Manor, 1001 South St. (02).
Coleman - Dorothy Irene, 97, Greeley, Colo., former lifelong Lincoln resident, died Saturday (9/22/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. today, Bethany Christian Church, 1645 N. Cotner Blvd. Pallbearers: Jeffrey Harbert, Thomas Harbert, Steven Harbert, Jarod Tate, Kevin Cottier, Joel McDowell. No viewing at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to church (05). Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Dahlstrom - Karen Anne, 65, Lincoln, died Monday (9/24/2001). Born, Chicago (11/9/35) to Rudolph L. and Beatrice (Paine) Johnson. Homemaker. Graduated, McMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill. Married, William A. Dahlstrom, 1958, in Chicago. Active volunteer, Lincoln Symphony Guild, Folsom Zoo Auxiliary, University Art Center. Former coordinator, Nebraskans for Public Television Annual Auction, Nebraska ETV Network. Past development director, Museum of Nebraska Art-Kearney.
Survivors: William A. Dahlstrom, Susan and Craig Andresen, all Lincoln, Allison and David Jones, William Jones, all Atlanta, Lorraine and William Poulter, Dunnellon, Fla., and their family. Preceded in death by infant son, William A. Dahlstrom Jr.; parents.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Christ United Methodist Church, 4530 A St. The Rev. Michael McMurtry. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to Lincoln Fire Fighters Local 644, 244 Applecreek Road (28); or University Place Art Center, 2601 N. 48th St. (04). Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Gilfert - Orlin W., 79, Syracuse, died Sunday (9/23/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials to Tabitha Hospice.
Grasz - Melvin George "Mel," 59, St. Louis, formerly Lincoln, died Friday (9/21/2001).
Services were Tuesday, Warren United Methodist Church. Memorials to family; St. Louis Peregrine Society, 2343 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139; or The Miriam Foundation (Cancer Services), 501 Bacon Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119. Aspen Mortuary Inc., 4822 Cleveland Ave.
Harrison - Wanda Estelle, 91, Lincoln, died Monday (9/24/2001). Born, Eads, Colo., (2/2/10) to Frank Allen and Rose Myra (Smith) Thompson. Graduated, Gering High School. Attended business school in Grand Island. Married, Albert Leonard Harrison, 1928. Worked as bookkeeper for Slagle Clinic, Alliance, 18 years. Former member, Eastridge Presbyterian Church, Friendship Club. Member, Christ United Methodist Church. Avid fan of crossword puzzles, baseball, country music and she enjoyed a good laugh. Lights of her life were her grandsons and great-grandchildren, along with her favorite dogs, Chelsea and Wesley.
Survivors: daughter, son-in-law, Jacqueline R. and Ben B. Akert; grandsons, spouses, Leonard A. and Becky Akert, Bruce E. and Solveig Akert; great-grandsons, Brian Akert, Brandon Akert, Erik Akert; great-granddaughter, Kelda Nelson; niece, Lila Nan Pickett; cousins; longtime classmates in Gering; special friend, Dorothy Stucky. Preceded in death by husband; parents.
Memorial Services: 3 p.m. Friday, Christ United Methodist Church, 4530 A St. Pastor Michael McMurtry. Memorials to Cedars Home for Children.
Higby - Dorothy, 88, Aurora, died Tuesday (9/25/2001). Born, Nelson. Earned Nebraska funeral director's license.
Survivors: husband, Eldon; sons, Dick, San Antonio, Jim, Aurora; four grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Aurora. Aurora Cemetery. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Higby Mortuary, Aurora.
Hord - Monte McCullough, 46, Pelham, N.Y., died tragically Tuesday (9/11/2001) as result of terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Memorial Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Episcopal Church, 1414 15th St., Central City. Memorials to family.
Isley - Opal O., 85, Lincoln, died Sunday (9/23/2001). Born, Inavale (2/29/16) to Aldie and Cora (DeMars) Mercier. Graduated, Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing, 1939. Volunteer, Lancaster Manor, more than 20 years. Member, Sacred Heart Parish, Altar Society, Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing Alumni Association.
Survivors: sisters-in-law, Winnie Mercier, Greeley, Colo., Cora Isley, Lincoln; nieces; nephews; cousins; special friend, Peggy Tollett, Lincoln. Preceded in death by husband, Robert; parents; brothers; sisters.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Parish, 3128 S St. Father Thomas Walsh. Lincoln Memorial Park. Luncheon for all following services, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, funeral home; one hour before services, church. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. today, funeral home (note: corrected location). Father Ronald Patterson. Memorials to church in lieu of flowers.
Kubert - LaVerna Arlene, 82, Lincoln, widow of Joseph M., died Saturday (9/22/2001). Born, Seward County (12/4/18) to Vencil and Rose (Krause) Brchan. Graduated, Crete High School, 1936. Charter member, Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Lifetime member, ZCBJ. Member, Czech Choraliers. Loved sewing and cooking.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Virgil and Barbara, Sunnyvale, Calif., Wayne and Mona, Lawrence "Jim" and Sharon, all Lincoln; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. The Rev. Dr. Carol Roettmer Brewer. Private committal at Lincoln Memorial Park. Family will greet friends, 6-8 p.m. Friday, funeral home. Memorials to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 8320 South St., Lincoln 68506.
Larsen - Paul Lyman, 88, Lincoln, widower of Dorothy, died 9/14/01 in Crete. Born, Belvedere. Insurance agent.
Survivors: daughters, Merikay Keith, Lincoln, Dr. Ylene Larsen, Bethesda, Md., Ileta Munro, Omaha; sister, Lois Leonard, Wheatridge, Colo.; 10 grandchildren.
Services: beginning 7 p.m. Thursday, Reichmuth Funeral Home, Elkhorn. Graveside Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Inman Cemetery, Inman. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials to Elkhorn High School athletics, Fremont YMCA or Waterloo Fire and Rescue.
Lund - Orville L., 90, Laguna Hills, Calif., formerly of Lincoln, died Thursday (9/20/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. No visitation. Memorials to Andrews Lund Memorial Fund in care of LPS Foundation, 5901 O St. (10).