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Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituary Collection - 60

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Date: Monday, 13 September 2010, at 2:28 p.m.

Kirkendall - Steven A., 40, Falls City, died Sunday (10/22/2000). Born, Falls City. Farmer. Former meat cutter, Wholesale and Retail Meat Market.
Survivors: parents, Milford and Janet Edwards Kirkendall, Falls City; brothers, Jeffery, Topeka, Kan., Keith, Milwaukee, Wis.; sisters, Lori Martinosky, Falls City; Marsha O'Grady, Douglasville, Ga., Teresa Kirkendall, Golden, Colo.; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; aunts; uncles.
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Falls City. Steele Cemetery, Falls City. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday until services, church. Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City.

Klein - Alma Martin, 88, Adams, widow of Kenneth M. Martin and Russell Klein, died Friday (10/20/2000). Born, Adams. Retired publisher, Adams Weekly Globe, 38 years.
Survivors: daughter, Marilyn Huetson, Gretna; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; stepson, Russell, Adams; stepdaughter, Beverly, Adams; six stepgrandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Adams. Highland Cemetery, Adams. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Griffiths-Hovendick Mortuary, Adams; one hour before services, church. Memorials to church, care of Dave Podtburg.

Lewis - J.S. "Sam," 91, Daykin, widow of Dorothy Stainbrook, died Saturday (10/21/2000) in Lincoln. Born (4/28/09), Shubert, to Daniel and Effie Mae (Lundy) Lewis. President, American Dairy Association of Nebraska. WWII Navy veteran.
Survivors: daughters, sons-in-law, Shari and Larry Blevins, Lincoln, Jean and Gerald Kopp, Jonesboro, Ga.; son, John, Rock Island, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Opal Lauer, Boulder, Colo. Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Dorothy; three brothers; three sisters.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church, Daykin. Pastor Sally Ruggia-Hayden, Eureka Cemetery, Daykin. Memorials to church or Eureka Cemetery. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury.

Lowell - Pearl E., 95, Lincoln, died Thursday (10/19/2000).
Memorial services will be at later date. Cremation. No visitation. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.

May - Eldora N., 83, Lincoln, died Thursday (10/19/2000).
Memorial Services: 2 p.m. today, Sheridan Lutheran Church, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. No visitation. Cremation. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to PEO Scholarship Fund, care of 3820 Petersburg Court, Lincoln 68516.

Molzer - Sarah B., 93, Lincoln, died Friday (10/20/2000). Born (4/21/07), Miller, S.D., to Henry and Maud (Wood) Morrow. Retired cook, Beta Theta Phi fraternity, University of Nebraska. Member: VFW Post 131 Auxiliary; American Legion Post 3 Auxiliary; AARP.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Charles Miller, Milton, Wash., Howard Miller, Tacoma, Wash., Richard Miller, Phil Miller, Donald and Sharon Miller, all Lincoln; daughters, son-in-law, Ann Orr, Betty Miller, both Lincoln, Barbara and James Haack, DePere, Wis.; daughter-in-law, Elfriede Gibson, Seward; sister, Anna Patterson, Huron, S.D.; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by: husbands, William Gibson, George Miller, Milo Molzer; son, Gordon Gibson; granddaughter, Mary Haack; two daughters-in-law, Anna Maria Miller, Louise Miller.
Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Edie Rhoades. Lincoln Memorial Park. No visitation. Memorials to family.

Moore - Eldene N., 77, Friend, widow of Richard A., died Saturday (10/21/2000). Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Friend United Methodist Church. Andrew Cemetery, Friend. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend; one hour before services, church. Memorials to church or Warren Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Morris - Earl Leon, 85, Loveland, Colo., formerly Superior, died Friday (10/20/2000). Born, Burr Oak, Kan. Police officer, Superior, 20 years.
Survivors: wife, Muriel; daughter, Nancy Jean Morris, Fort Wayne, Ind.; nieces; nephews; other relatives.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Williams Funeral Home, Superior. Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, Kan.

Naber - Bernice Marie (Muchow) Wittmack, 82, Grand Island, died Saturday (10/21/2000). Born (4/28/18), Otis, Colo., to Frederick and Mary (Muller) Muchow. Mother died when she was 2. Lived with grandparents; adopted by aunt and uncle, August and Augusta (Muchow) Whittmack. Attended Edison Grade School. Graduate, York High School, 1936. Confirmed, Immanuel Lutheran Church, York. Married Rupert Paul (9/29/40), Immanuel Lutheran Church, York. Farmed east of York. Homemaker. Dental assistant, Roehrs and Roehrs. Interpreter, Stuhr Museum. Member: Peace Lutheran Church; Ladies Aid, church in Utica.
Survivors: husband; daughter, son-in-law, Berdena and Gerald Leitschuck, Grand Island; son, daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Kay, Waco; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, sister-in-law, Marvin and Therese Muchow, Grand Island; sister, Mildred Sheffield, Aurora; six stepgrandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-great-grandsons. Preceded in death by: parents; adoptive parents; stepgreat-grandchild; brother-in-law, Larry Sheffield.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Peace Lutheran Church, Grand Island. The Rev. William Voelker. Westlawn Memorial Park, Grand Island. Visitation: 3-9 p.m. Tuesday, with family 6-9 p.m., Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home, Grand Island. Memorials to church or Alzheimer's Association.

Nitzel - Oscar A., 93, Crete, died Saturday (10/21/2000) in Crete.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Marvin and LaVonne, Howard and Becky, all Crete; daughter, Peggy Bresson, Crete; daughter-in-law, Donna, Crete; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Congregational Church, Hallam. Hallam Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Crete Hospital Long-Term Care Unit.

Parker - Evelyn M., 85, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/21/2000).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Christ United Methodist Church, 4530 A St. The Rev. Michael McMurtry. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. today, with family 6-8 p.m., funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to church. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.

Pence - Floyd I. Jr., 60, Lincoln, died Thursday (10/19/2000).
Services: 10 a.m. today, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Memorials to American Diabetes Association.

Peyton - Norma D., 88, Lincoln, died Thursday (10/19/2000).
Graveside Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Memorial Park. Meet at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St., before services. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. Tuesday until services, funeral home.

Powers - Amelia Dombek, 79, Lincoln, died Wednesday (10/18/2000).
Memorial services at later date in Silver Spring, Md. Cremation. No visitation. Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.

Schwartz - Adolph, 86, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/22/2000).
Services pending, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

Sheffield - Caroline I., 90, Lincoln, died Friday (10/20/2000).
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. Tuesday until services, funeral home. Memorials to favorite charity.

Smith - Neil M., 79, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/21/2000).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Northeast Community Church. Private family interment: Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St.

Swanson - Wayne J., 58, Staplehurst, died Sunday (10/22/2000). Born 12/10/41. Graduate, Ulysses High School. Air Force veteran. Farmer.
Survivors: wife, Linda; son, daughter-in-law, Jim and Emmanda, Crete; grandson, Dylan; sister, Joan Schildt, Seward; brother-in-law, G.T. Bergerud, Forest City, Iowa; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by: father, Silas Swanson; mother, Martha Swanson; sister, Vera Bergerud; brother-in-law, Leslie Schildt; two infant sons.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward. The Rev. James Miller. Faith Lutheran North Cemetery, Staplehurst. Visitation: 1:30-8:30 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to donor's choice, care of family.

Vanderslice - Dorothy H., 97, Lincoln, widow of Carl D. "Van," died Saturday (10/21/2000). Born, Sabetha, Kan., to Charles and Rose (Walk) May. Retired secretary, Lincoln Public Schools. Music teacher. Graduate, Lincoln High School. Attended University of Nebraska School of Music. Member: First-Plymouth Congregational Church; Daughters of the Nile. Past matron, OES Chapter 307, 59 years. Past president, PEO Chapter EE; Alumni Chapter Mu Phi Epsilon music sorority; Lincoln Public Schools Clerical Association.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Robert and Barbara, Chatham, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Jo Vanderslice, Lincoln; grandchildren, Robert Vanderslice, Marina, Calif., Janus and Renae Vanderslice, John and Amy Vanderslice, Peter Vanderslice, Sally Vanderslice, all Lincoln, Mary Vanderslice, Arlington, Va.; great-grandchildren, James, Jeffrey, Jason, Tyler, Ann Elizabeth, Emma Catherine, all Lincoln; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Carl; son, James; sisters, Esther Cornell and Charlotte R. May.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: grandsons, Robert, Janus, John, Pete Vanderslice. Visitation: noon Tuesday until services, mortuary. Memorials to: Masonic Eastern Star Home for Children, Fremont; or PEO Home, Beatrice. Condolences may be e-mailed to and will be forwarded to the family.

Vrbka - Rose M., 94, David City, died Saturday (10/21/2000).
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary's Catholic Church. Holy Trinity Cemetery, Brainard. Wake: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by PCCW rosary, church. Visitation: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Knott Funeral Home, David City. Memorials to family.

Wakefield - Laverne E. "Gene," 61, Lincoln, died Friday (10/20/2000). Transportation planner, Nebraska Department of Roads. Retired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force. Member, steward, NAPE/AFSCME; served on board of directors and bargaining team.
Survivors: wife, Twila; daughter, son-in-law, Julie and Steve Zeplin, Lincoln; son, daughter-in-law, Larry and Kari, Lincoln; brothers, sister-in-law, John and Sue Wakefield, Kosovo, Mark Monroe, Washington; sisters, brothers-in-law, Lanora and Lee Churchill, Dorothy Ann Murray, all Camano Island, Wash., Mary Margaret and Alan Netz, Honolulu; brother-in-law, Wes Smith, Camano Island; grandchildren, Lindsey, Matthew, Nicholas Zeplin, Lincoln; parents-in-law, John and Lela Fiedler, Roca; brothers, sisters-in-law, Pat and Nancy Fiedler, Bennet, Dennis and Lynn Fiedler, Lincoln; nieces; nephews; friends. Preceded in death by: parents, Laverne and Grace; sister, Ella Mae Smith.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd. Father Robert Tucker. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Leo Fendrick, Jerry Wray, Eldon Renner, Marion Schmidt, Wayne Masek, Bob Burns. Rosary: 7 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to: Cathedral of the Risen Christ School, care of Father Tucker; Saint Elizabeth Hospice; Pink Sisters; or American Cancer Society.

Wetzel - Richard W. Sr., 62, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/21/2000).
Services pending, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.

Woolhether - Phyllis D., 69, Lincoln, died Wednesday (10/18/2000).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9 a.m. today until services, funeral home.

Zieg - Anna Elinora, 100, York, died Saturday (10/21/2000). Born, Swede Home.
Survivors: sons, Hubert, York, Robert, Lake Worth, Fla.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild; nieces; nephews.
Memorial Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Metz Mortuary, York. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to Hearthstone Care Center or Presbyterian Church, both York.

Badger - Ella, 91, Nebraska City, formerly of Yale and Panora, Iowa, widow of LeeRoy, died Monday (10/23/2000). Born, Guthrie County, Iowa. Homemaker.
Survivors: daughter, Sandra Gust, Nebraska City; two grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Graveside Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Brethren Cemetery, Panora, Iowa. Closed-casket visitation: 1-9 p.m. Tuesday, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Nebraska City. Memorials to American Cancer Society or donor's choice.

Barnes - Clarence V., 65, Scottsbluff, died Thursday (10/19/2000).
Preceded in death by: brother, Norman; great-nephew, Allen Paul Skoda-Scott.
Services: 11 a.m. today, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Memorials to family.

Bohaty - Charlie, 48, Wahoo, died Saturday (10/21/2000) in Omaha.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wahoo. St. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to family. Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo.

Carlson - Shirley M., 67, Lincoln, formerly North Bend, died Thursday (10/19/2000).
Memorial Services: 6:30 p.m. today, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 33rd and J streets. Memorials to: St. Peter Lutheran Church, North Bend; Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lincoln; or Al-Anon, SE Area. Moser Memorial Mortuary, North Bend.

Chapman - Mabel F., 98, North Bend, widow of Luke, died Sunday (10/22/2000) in Crete. Born, rural Snyder. Teacher, rural Dodge County.
Survivors: son, Tom, North Bend; daughter, Mary Catherine Ulrich, Lincoln; sisters, Eileen Melena, Howells, Marian Kaup, Holyoke, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Charles Catholic Church, North Bend. Woodland Cemetery, North Bend. Rosary: 4 p.m. Tuesday, church. Wake: 7 p.m. Tuesday, church. Visitation: 1-7 p.m. today, one hour before services, church. Memorials to church. Moser Memorial Mortuary, North Bend.

Cook - Esther L., 101, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/21/2000).
Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Westminster Presbyterian Church chapel, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. Visitation: 2 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Thursday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.; one hour before services, church. Memorials to church.

Fedde - Marion Louise (Jahnel), 82, Bennington, died Monday (10/23/2000). Born, Kennard. Teacher.
Survivors: sons, James, Lincoln, John, Palm Springs, Calif.; sisters, Helen Petersen, Omaha, Margaret Maraldo, Vista, Calif.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Bennington. German Cemetery, Bennington. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. Wednesday, Hadan-Golden-Reichmuth Mortuary, Bennington. Memorials to church or cemetery.

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