Hurd - Howard H. Engert, 80, Aurora, died Thursday (1/17/2002). Born, Canandaigua, N.Y. Veteran, U.S. Navy, 1942-45. Worked for Eisemae Chemicals, Seward Motor Freight, Monfort and G.I. Moving and Storage.
Survivors: wife, Gladys; sons, James Engert, Sidney, William Engert, Jefferson, S.D., Renard Engert, Grand Island, Loren Engert, Dalhart, Texas, Carlin Engert, Aurora; daughters, Gladys Gustafson, Madison, Wis., Frances Weisgerber, Boonsboro, Md., Renee Enderle, Martha Hernadez, both Aurora, Lorene Landers, Lincoln; 37 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Higby-McQuiston Mortuary Chapel. Inurnment, Aurora Cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.higbymortuary.com. Higby Mortuary, Aurora.
Hutton - Catherine E., 72, Norfolk, died Monday (1/14/2002). Born, Lincoln. Taught junior high English and drama, Lincoln. Homemaker. State president, PEO.
Survivors: husband, Lynn D. Jr.; daughter, Laura L. Hutton Morgan, Nashua, N.H.; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, Norfolk. Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7:30 p.m. today, Howser, Fillmer Mortuary, Norfolk. Memorials to First Christian Church and Grace Lutheran Church, Norfolk.
Jarboe - Mary, 91, Lincoln, died Saturday (1/12/2002).
Services: 2 p.m. today, Lancaster Manor, 1001 South St. Visitation: one hour before services, Lancaster Manor. Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Makovicka - Ann B., 91, Dwight, widow of Joseph, died Sunday (1/13/2002) in David City.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Monday, Assumption Catholic Church, Dwight. Rosary/wake: 7 p.m. Friday, church. Visitation: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Roberts Funeral Home, David City; one hour before rosary, church. Memorials in care of family.
Matulka - Joseph B., 78, David City, died Thursday (1/17/2002). Born, Dwight. Veteran, Navy, World War II. Farmer.
Survivors: wife, Ann; sons, Dave, Cherry Hill, N.J., Dan, Bernie, both David City, Joe, Blair, Craig, Bee; daughters, Roberta Kramer, Papillion, Jan Miller, Azle, Texas, Lora Higgins, Omaha, Patricia Sookram, Lincoln, Coleen Matulka, Arlington, Texas, Sonja Stolfa, Tulsa, Okla.; sisters, Agnes Bohuslavsky, David City; 23 grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, David City. Appleton Cemetery. Rosary: 8 p.m. Sunday, church. Memorials to Aquinas High School Endowment Fund, Tabitha Hospice. Knott Funeral Home, David City.
May - Robert Paul, 73, Lake Mary, Fla., formerly Lincoln, died Monday (1/14/2002).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Lake Mary. Gramkow Funeral Home, 500 E. Airport Blvd., Sanford FL 32773.
McCord - Lois Ruth, 82, Hoyt, Kan., formerly Lincoln, died Wednesday (1/16/2002) in Topeka, Kan.
Private interment, Leavenworth National Cemetery, Kan. Memorials to Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606-2800. Parker-Price Mortuary, 425 N.W. Independence, Topeka, Kan.
Monroe - Lorene Ruth "Lori," 65, Lincoln, died Wednesday (1/16/2002). Born, Princeton (7/1/36) to Edward Phillip and Mabel Lorene (Limbeck) Mares. Retired after more than 30 years as a statistical clerk for the Nebraska Department of Labor. Member, St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Hobbies: sewing, cooking, time with family.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Lenny and Janel, Larry and LaRai, Leroy and Julie, Les, all Lincoln; daughter, Leigh Ann Monroe, Lincoln; friend, Shawn Lewis, Lincoln; grandchildren, Summer, Layne, Nicholas, Bryson, Lindsey, Brianne, Bailey, all of Lincoln; brother, sister-in-law, Vern and Joanne Mares, Lincoln; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Leonard Monroe, who recently passed on (12/14/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3930 S 19th St. Pastor Steven Raddatz. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Layne Monroe, Nicholas Monroe, Bryson Monroe, Scott Mares, Monte Mares, Shawn Lewis. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.; one hour prior to services, church. Memorials to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.
Morris - Bethene W. "Beth," 87, Wayne, died Wednesday (1/16/2002). Born, Atkinson. Retired office manager, Morris Machine Shop.
Survivors: husband, Stanley; son, Robert, Hastings; daughter, Lorraine Beadell, Lincoln; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Raymer Funk, Dean Funk, both Atkinson; sister, Beulah Atkins, Wayne; nieces; nephews.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Wayne. Private committal at later date. No visitation. Memorials to Providence Medical Center or the church, both Wayne. Schumacher-Hasemann Funeral Home, Wayne.
Mumm - Eland L., 58, Ceresco, died Tuesday (1/15/2002).
Service: 1:30 p.m. today, Reichmuth Funeral Home, Yutan. Visitation: one hour before service, funeral home. Memorials to Camp Creek Threshers and Antique Machinery Association, Waverly, or the Golden Retreivers Rescue Association.
Norstedt - Lloyd W., 92, Lincoln, died Wednesday (1/16/2002).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. No visitation. Memorials to Calvary Lutheran Church, 2788 Franklin, Lincoln, 68502.
Olivetti - Jean, 73, Lincoln, died Thursday (1/17/2002).
Services pending, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Rapp - Maxine B., 89, Adams, widow of Lorin, died Thursday (1/17/2002). Born near Adams.
Survivors: daughters, Shirley Hestermann, Janet Weber, Bonnie VanEngen, all Adams, Beth VanGent, Omaha; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Davis W. Mosby, Lincoln; nieces; nephews.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Adams. Visitation: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today; Saturday until noon, Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel, Adams, and one hour before services, church. Family will receive friends, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, funeral home. Memorial established with David Podtburg and Lawrence Oltman in charge.
Raymer - Harold F., 82, Lincoln, died Jan. 7, 2002.
Services: 1 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to donor's favorite charity.
Reeg - Pastor Orville F., 95, Syracuse, died Wednesday (1/16/2002). Born, St. Donatus, Iowa (11/9/06) to Conrad and Mary (Schenk). Lutheran pastor. Married, Martha Sophia Meyer, 5/5/35, Zion Lutheran Church, Hubbell. Former parishes served: Zion Lutheran Church, Hubbell; Peace Lutheran Church, Plymouth; Grace Lutheran Church, Hebron: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Olathe, Kan.; St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Byron; Grace Lutheran Church, Englewood, Colo.; Lutheran Church of the Cross, Evergreen, Colo.; First Lutheran Church (North Branch), Avoca; Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Lincoln.
Survivors: daughters, sons-in-law, Jan and Ralph Maloy, Unadilla, Joyce and Weldon Sawatzky, Clinton, Okla.; son, daughter-in-law, Chuck and Margo, Whittier, Calif.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, brother-in-law, Marie and Arnold Broady, Ravenna; many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by wife, Martha (1/6/99); son, Paul; brother, John; sisters, Amanda and Elsa.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Syracuse. Bishop David de freese, Rev. William Dressen, Rev. Brenda Pfeifly. Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln. Honorary pallbearers: grandchildren, Greg Sawatzky,Alan Sawatzky, Sharon (Sawatzky) VanAllen, Shawn Maloy, Kristin (Reeg) Elmendorf, Todd Maloy, Heidi Reeg, David Maloy. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, with family greeting friends, 7-9 p.m., Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse; one hour before services, church.
Reimer - Walter C., 88, Syracuse, died Thursday (1/17/2002). Born, Syracuse (12/20/13) to Christian Reimer and Helena Hauschild. Farmer. Member, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church; Eagles Aerie 968 FOE. He served 26 years on the Otoe County fair board; 21 years, board of directors, Federal Land Bank Association of Lincoln; eight years, Otoe County Soil and Water Conservation District. Employed at Syracuse Country Club for 11 years.
Survivors: wife, Irene Reimer; son, daughter-in-law, Duane and Anita Reimer, Syracuse; granddaughter, spouse, Lori and Doug Carlson, Syracuse; grandson, spouse, Tim and Julie Reimer, Brainard; great-granddaughters, Whitney Carlson, Haley Ann Reimer, Emily Jo Reimer; sisters, Leta Brinkman, Bennett, Emma Bartels, Syracuse; relatives; friends. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Alvin, Arthur; sisters, Lorena Krickman, Ella Post, Clara Janssen.
Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Syracuse. The Rev. Brenda Pfeifly. Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sunday, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse; one hour prior to services, church. Memorials to church, Syracuse Rescue Squad, Syracuse Hospital, family's choice. Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse.
Rumler - John William, 29, Longmont, Colo., died Jan. 9, 2002, near Wilson, N.C., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Service to celebrate John's life was held Sunday in Wendell, N.C. Cremation arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.
Shafer - Harold I., 72, Liberty, died Wednesday (1/16/2002). Born, Falls City. U.S. Army, 1948-52. Employee, Falls City Care Center.
Survivors: wife, Jeannine; sons, Terry, Warrensburg, Mo., Mike, Davenport, Iowa, Danny, Lincoln; stepsons, Ernest Gaede, Humboldt, Terry Gaede, Johnson; daughters, Nancy Grimm, Columbus Junction, Iowa, Kimberly Hawthorne, Lincoln, Christine Gray, Lincoln; stepdaughter, Deborah Helms, Auburn; brother, Norman, Fredericksburg, Va.; 20 grandchildren; great-grandchild.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dorr Funeral Home Chapel, Falls City. Harris Cemetery, Barada. Military graveside services by Falls City ceremonial honor guard. Visitation: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City.
Smith - Darlene A., 75, Fairbury, died Wednesday (1/16/2002). Born, Thompson. Homemaker. Clerk, Boogaarts Grocery.
Survivors: husband, Clarence Smith; sons, Larry, Jansen, Lowell, Richard, both Fairbury, Ronald, Lincoln; sister, Doris, Cuba, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Jansen. Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials to family's choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury.
Smith - Gail N., 83, Lincoln, died Thursday (1/17/2002).
Services pending, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Stalder - Marcia J., 54, Falls City, died Tuesday (1/15/2002). Born, Cincinnati.
Survivors: husband, Merle; parents, Rev. Harlan and Janet Stenger, Denver; sister, Cindy Harris, Denver.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First United Presbyterian Church, Falls City. Steele Cemetery, Falls City. Visitation: 7-8 p.m. today, Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City. Memorials to the Falls City Library Building Fund or church. Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City.
Stubbs - Daniel, 98, Tucson, Ariz., died Jan. 8, 2002.
Ashes will be interred Jan. 26 in the columbarium of St. Phillip's in Hills Episcopal Church, Tucson, next to those of his wife. Adaire Funeral Home, Tucson.
Stufflebean - Ida Katherine, 80, Lincoln, died Wednesday (1/16/2002).
Services: 9 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, one hour before service, funeral home. Memorials to Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 8001 Holdrege, Lincoln 68505.
Tarpley - Jacqueline H., 73, formerly Lincoln, died Jan. 3, 2002, in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Services were held in California. Jones Mortuary, Palo Alto, Calif.
Tyser - Edward, 84, Wilber, died Monday (1/14/2002). Born, west of Wilber to Matej and Mary Jelinek Tyser. World War II veteran. Employee, Wilber Window Factory.
Survivors: sons, daughter-in-law, Dennis, Lincoln, Allan and Alice, Stilwell, Kan.; special friend, Albie Jackson, Wilber; sisters, brothers-in-law, Ella and Ed Fujan, Lincoln, Ida Nemec, Crete; grandchildren, Diana Turpin, Lees Summit, Mo., Cristina Tyser, Kansas City, Kan., Jesse Tyser, Lincoln, Jaime Tyser, Hickman; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Ireve V. Tyser, on Oct. 26, 1981; brothers, Frank, William and John Tyser; sisters, Emma Ripa, Anna Pallas, Abbie Brejcha.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Zajicek Funeral Home, Wilber. The Rev. Paul Quackenbush. Wilber Czech Cemetery. Graveside services by American Legion Louis-Milan Post 101. Memorials to American Heart Association.
Wendorff - Urban E., 89, Lincoln, died Saturday (1/12/2002).
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Visitation: today until 9 p.m., funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Ag Men Alumni Association c/o James Watts, 5555 South St., Lincoln 68506; Eastmont Towers Foundation 6315 O St., Lincoln 68510; or Wendorff Scholarship Fund c/o UNL Foundation 1111 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln 68501-2555. Condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org
Westling - Lily Marie, 94, Lincoln, died Tuesday (1/15/2002).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to family.
Young - Ruby Amelia, 74, Grand Island, formerly Superior, died Wednesday (1/16/2002). Born, Herrington, Kan. Secretary, Whitney-Thompson Insurance Agency.
Survivors: sons, Kirk, Byron, both Superior; daughter, Cynthia Neilson, Superior; three granddaughters; stepgranddaughter; brothers, Lloyd Cook, Ark., Victor Cook, Wichita, Kan., William Cook, Jerry Cook, both Concordia, Kan.; sisters, Lora Ginn, Fullerton, Calif., Ella Beth Fischer, Florida, Bonni Bolte, Jewell, Kan.; nieces; nephews; friends.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Superior. Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Visitation: friends and family may stop by or call from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday. Memorials in care of family. Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior.
Younker - Ernestine A., 79, Lincoln, died Sunday (1/13/2002).
Graveside Services: 1 p.m. today, Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Services were Wednesday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to American Cancer Society or American Heart Fund.
Baxa - George A., 90, Geneva, formerly Western, died Tuesday (1/15/2002). Born, Lisbon, Iowa (2/14/11) to Albert J. and Anna (Yeck) Baxa. Moved to Tobias and grew up on a farm. Graduated, Tobias High School, 1927. Married Helen Havlovic (2/21/33) in Hallam, Elsie A. Vostrez (11/30/35) in Tobias. Moved to Western in 1946. Later married Dora L. Messman (12/15/89) in Fairbury.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, George W. and Jane, Las Vegas; daughter, son-in-law, Betty J. and Merle Reinsch, Shickley; sister, Helen Bednar, Wymore; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; wives, Helen (Havlovic) Baxa (8/13/34), Elsie A. (Vostrez) Baxa (12/21/87); infant daughter, Marjorie Ann; brother, Joe Baxa; sisters, Emma Baxa and Sylvia Rohla.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Zajicek Funeral Home, Wilber. Pastor James Helgren. Wilber Czech Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Zajicek Funeral Home, Wilber.
Bice - Angela (Anderson), 31, Lincoln, died Jan. 9, 2002, in Aurora, Colo.
Angela's family has buried her near their family cabin in the Black Hills.
Celebration of life service for friends: 4 p.m. today, Silver Spoke Saloon, 11th and M streets, Lincoln. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to Humane Society in her name.