Lempka - Florence I., 86, Tecumseh, formerly of St. Mary's, died Thursday (2/15/2001). Born, rural St. Mary's. Lifelong caretaker for her parents.
Survivors: brother, Edward Lempka, Berthoud, Colo.; sister-in-law, Ila Lempka, Cook; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's. Church Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Sunday, church. Visitation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Zink-Fox Funeral Home, Sterling; one hour before services, Monday. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the handicapped accessibility fund at the church, with the funeral home in charge.
Marquis - Emma Frances, 85, Falls City, widow of John T., died Thursday (2/15/2001) in Omaha. Born, Nebraska City. Retired, Falls City Meat Company, 1977.
Survivors: sons, Leland Perry, Thomas Joseph, both Omaha; daughter, Catherine Marie Weaklend, Falls City; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Clark Funeral Home, Falls City. Wyuka, Nebraska City.
Mestl - Randolph G., 96, Lincoln, died Wednesday (2/14/2001).
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 735 S. 36th St. Memorials to Adoration Convent. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Meyer - Esther E. (Vorderstrasse), 83, rural Hebron, died Wednesday (2/14/2001) in Lincoln. Born, rural Stoddard (12/26/17). Homemaker. Member, Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler. Married to Alvin H. Meyer (9/28/39).
Survivors: sons, Dennis, Wheat Ridge, Colo., Dean, Hebron, Gerald, Bennet; daughters, Carolyn Tietjen, Chester, Kathryn Kirkland, Arvada, Colo.; brothers, Alvin Vorderstrasse, Chester, Bill Vorderstrasse, Enid, Okla.; sister, Elsie Pohlmann, Deshler; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Alvin (4/20/95); parents, William and Sena (Hofts) Vorderstrasse.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler. Pastor Phillip Nielsen. St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, rural Stoddard. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. Sunday, Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Chester.
Range - Edward, 70, Friend, died Thursday (2/15/2001). Born, Lincoln (3/29/30). Retired mechanic. Co-owned and operated the Mobil Station until 1982. Employee, City of Friend. Member, United Church of Christ, Friend.
Survivors: wife, Marlys, Friend; son, Tom Range, Lincoln; daughters, son-in-law, Amy Fredrick, Lincoln, Kim and Paul Roth, Omaha; three grandchildren; sister, Rose Davis, Tyler, Texas; half-sisters, Margaret Czyz, Barbara Thode, both of Omaha; nieces, nephews; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, Dick and Shirley Bruha, Lincoln, Dwight and Myrna White, Plymouth. Preceded in death by son, James; parents; one half-brother, one half-sister.
Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, Friend. Rev. Robert Brauninger. Viewing: 2-9 p.m. Sunday, Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend; one hour before services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers in care of the family.
Schafer - Jacob, 83, Lincoln, died Friday (2/16/2001). Born, Lincoln (12/25/17). Former tool and die maker for Cushman Motors and Elgin watchworks. Co-founder ISCO. Former owner/operator of Precision Machine Company. Member, Aldersgate United Methodist Church; Lincoln Northeast Kiwanis. Former member, Faith United Methodist Church; industry advisory board, SECC-Milford.
Survivors: wife, Ruth; daughter, son-in-law, Barbara K. and Douglas Hellerich, Lincoln; sons, daughters-in-law, Ronald G. and Rosemae Schafer, Columbus, Dennis P. and Lynn Schafer, Richmond, Va., Steven L. and Linda Schafer, Lincoln; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, sister-in-law, Edward and Norma Schafer, Oklahoma City; sisters, brother-in-law, Charlotte Lutzi, Lincoln, Marie McCutchan, Encino, Calif., Freda Schafer, Hollywood, Calif., Elsie and Robert Lilley, Lapeer, Mich. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Herman and George Schafer.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 8320 South St.. The Rev. Carol Roettmer Brewer. No viewing or visitation. Cremation. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the church or Peoples City Mission. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Scheffert - Glen "Jack," 75, Dorchester, died Thursday (2/15/2001) in Lincoln.
Survivors: wife, Darlene; son, Thomas and friend Patricia, Dorchester; daughter, son-in-law, Gayle and Patrick Beals, Lincoln; grandchildren, Kimberly Kasl, Dorchester, Ryan Beals, Lincoln; great-grandchild, Emma Kasl, Dorchester; brothers, sisters-in-law, George and Leona, Albert "Jiggs" and Jane, all of Lincoln; sisters, brother-in-law, Lois and Eldo Egger, Hickman; Belle Heath, Hoquiam, Wash. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Orland, Roy, Ernest.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday, Dorchester United Methodist Church. Pastor Pat Kelley. Cremation. Private family interment at a later date. No viewing or visitation. Memorials to the church or Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department. Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete.
Spracher - Donald, 80, Hebron, died Wednesday (2/14/2001). Born, Cowles.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Blue Valley Care Home Chapel, Hebron. Rose Hill Cemetery, Hebron. Visitation: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday, Price Funeral Home, Hebron. Memorials to Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, Hebron.
Sutter - William D., 79, York, died Tuesday (2/13/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, York. Memorials to The Hearthstone, York. Metz Mortuary, York.
Svilis - Erika Alida, 81, Lincoln, died Friday (2/16/2001). Born, Nigrande, Latvia (7/3/19). Retired inspector, Goodyear.
Survivors: nieces, Maija Neimanis, Anita Voskoboinikova, both Latvia; other relatives and friends.
Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 33rd and C streets. The Rev. Vitauts Grinvalds. Wyuka. Visitation: beginning noon Monday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to church in Nigrande, Latvia. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sward - Reuel C., 88, Stromsburg, died Wednesday (2/14/2001), at York. Born, Shickley. Served U.S. Army. Lifelong Stromsburg businessman.
Survivors: wife, Ruth; son, Carl, York; daughters, Miriam Sward, Omaha, Elaine Spady, York; sister, Orpha Moore, Stromsburg; two grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Services: 2 p.m. today, Salem Lutheran Church, Stromsburg. Visitation: noon until services, today, church. Swede Home Cemetery. Palmer Funeral Home, Stromsburg.
Tejral - Agnes A. Scharf, 86, Lyons, widow of Leonard, died Wednesday (2/14/2001). Born, southwest of Valparaiso (3/7/14), to Joseph and Blanche (Dolezal) Scharf. 1928 graduate, District 49 Country School. Married to Leonard (12/3/35), St. Theresa's Church, Lincoln. Farmed with husband, Saunders County, until 1946. Moved to a farm north of Lyons. Moved east of Lyons, 1949, and built the Lyons Motel, which they operated from 1956-95. Member, St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Active in the Altar Society, where she was president for one year. Enjoyed cooking and was known for her apple pies and kolaches.
Survivors: children, spouses, Erma and Floyd Schnegelberger, Omaha, Leroy and Judy Tejral, Beatrice; David and Alyce Tejral, Genoa; grandchildren, Marcie Schnegelberger, Jim Tejral, Ron Tejral, Jeff Tejral, Cindy Tejral, Mary Tejral, Chris Tejral, Rebecca Tejral; sisters, brother-in-law, Blanche and Clarence Drews, Malmo, Alice Strizek, Valparaiso; sisters-in-law, Jo Ann Scharf, Schuyler, Anne Scharf, Lincoln; brother-in-law, Larry Gottula, Bennet; several nieces and nephews; many friends, including Theresa Spader and David La Plante. Preceded in death by husband; parents; brothers, Vladamil, Adolph and Bill; sisters, Adeline Gottula, Josephine Nalezinek.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lyons. Jim Kramper. Lyons Cemetery. Pallbearers: Marcie Schnegelberger, Jim Tejral, Ron Tejral, Jeff Tejral, Cindy Tejral, Mary Tejral, Chris Tejral, Rebecca Tejral. Honorary pallbearers: Agnes' nieces and nephews. Parish rosary: 7 p.m. Monday, church. Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, both at Piper Funeral Home, Lyons; one hour before rosary Monday; one hour before services Tuesday, both at the church. Members of the St. Joseph's Altar Society will prepare a lunch, following the graveside service, in Eimers Hall, lower level of the church.
Thaller - Harold M., 78, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/15/2001). Born, Havelock (9/6/22). Customer Service manager at Norden Laboratories for more than 30 years. Served, Army Air Corps., World War II. Member, Elks Lodge No. 80, American Legion Post 3, Moose Lodge No. 175.
Survivors: wife, Lucile; brother, sister-in-law, Virgil and Virginia, Lincoln; sister, Lucille Martin, Lincoln; brother-in-law, wife, Hody and Pat Wiese, Lincoln; brothers-in-law, Donald Melichar, Robert Sievers, Willard Giebenrath, all of Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Norma Thaller, Jeanne Wiese, both of Lincoln; 34 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Hilda Thaller; brother, Harry Thaller Jr.; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Martin, Michael Wiese, Robert Wiese; sisters-in-law, Geralda Giebenrath, Helen Melichar, Mildred Sievers.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. Calvary Mausoleum. Military graveside by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Pallbearers: Sam Thaller, Jerry Martin, Ron Thaller, Willard Giebenrath Jr., Ron Melichar, Jeff Wiese. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Sunday, funeral home. Memorials established in his name to family's choice.
Tomlinson - Marvin John, 76, Houston, formerly Lincoln, died Sunday (2/11/2001).
Memorial Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer's Association, 5601 S. 27th St., Suite 201, Lincoln 68512.
Walden - Wilma R., 95, Ashland, widow of Harold Clare, died Tuesday (2/13/2001) in Wahoo.
Services: 10 a.m. today, American Lutheran Church (ELCA), Ashland. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to church. Marcy Mortuary, Ashland.
Wiemann - Elsie, 92, Lincoln, died Wednesday (2/14/2001). Born, Virginia (6/22/08).
Graveside service and burial: 1 p.m. today, Aurora Cemetery, Aurora. Visitation: Memorials to family. Condolences may be E-mailed eto email@example.com. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Zillig - Arthur L. "Jack," 88, Seward, died Tuesday (2/13/2001).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. today, St. John Lutheran Church, Seward. Interment: 10:30 a.m. Seward Cemetery. Cremation. No viewing. Memorials in lieu of flowers care of the church, Hospice or Sundermann Homes. Volzke Mortuary, Seward.
Anderson - Aldine E., 78, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/15/2001).
Memorial services to be held at his beloved farm near Preparation Canyon State Park, Iowa. Date to be announced. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave. (464-3111). In lieu of flowers, donations to Food Bank of Lincoln.
Beckman - Darline Ann, 87, Syracuse, died Saturday (2/17/2001). Born, Burr. Secretary, bookkeeper, Good Samaritan Center, Syracuse. Assisted husband in various churches.
Survivors: husband, the Rev. Reinhard; sons, Pastor Ron, Westminster, Colo., Don, Siloam Springs, Ark.; brothers, Lester Juilfs of Burr, the Rev. Fred Juilfs, Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Syracuse. Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to church or Alzheimer's Association, Martin Luther Home. Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall, Syracuse.
Bermaster - Thomas Edward "Ed," 76, Lincoln, died 1/25/01 in a car accident. Born, Grafton (6/2/24) to Thomas and Frances M. (Schneider). Worked in meat department, Sun Mart (formerly Hinky Dinky) since 1998. Retired, Burlington Northern Railroad. Worked at various handyman jobs early in career. Raised in Lincoln. Attended Sacred Heart School and St. Mary's Cathedral High School. Married, Selma Federsten, 1946, for 34 years. Married, Gloria Smith, 1991-98. Enjoyed fishing, outdoor activities.
Survivors: aunt, Sister John Baptist Schneider, Belleville, Ill.; many cousins. Preceded in death by parents.
Memorial Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lincoln. Father Thomas Walsh. Memorials to church. Higby Mortuary, Aurora.
Binder - Sharon A., 57, Lincoln, died Sunday (2/18/2001). Born, Omaha (3/3/43) to William and Hortence (Halbert) Gordon. Graduated, North High School, 1961; Clarkson Hospital School of Nursing, 1964. Active registered nurse, Virginia, Washington, Nebraska, 1964-96.
Survivors: husband, Richard; daughters, sons-in-law, Trudi and Dan Hall, Minden, Julie and Jon Michal, Amy Binder, all Lincoln; son, Matt, Lincoln; grandchildren, Josh, Cari, Camala, Dillayn, Lukas; sisters, brother-in-law, Carolyn and Don Srajar, Omaha, Barb Martin, Bellevue; sister-in-law, Dorothy Gordon, Omaha; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Duane Gordon.
Services: 3 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. The Rev. Donald Hanway. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: one hour before services, funeral home. Memorials in care of family.
Burger - Lena Anna Louise, 98, DeWitt, widow of Fred J., died Monday (2/19/2001). Born near Pickrell. Homemaker.
Survivors: sons, Roland, Treynor, Iowa, Leonard, DeWitt, Robert, Brookfield, Wis.; daughter, Rose Blome, Hallam; brothers, Lorenz Niemeyer, Lincoln, Fred F. Niemeyer, Pickrell; 20 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Beatrice. Oak Grove Cemetery, rural DeWitt. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. today, Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel, Beatrice; one hour before services, church. Memorials established with church elders in charge.
Chadd - Donald J., 73, Lincoln, died 2/14/01 in Grand Island. Born, Lincoln (9/3/27) to Oral and Thelma (Hamilton). Retired, Burlington Railroad after returning home in 1975 after 32 years overseas.
Survivors: wife, Shizuko (Komiya), Japan; sons, Michael, Milpitas, Calif., Patrick, Voorhees, N.J.; sisters, Helen, Lincoln, Margaret, San Diego; brothers, Clyde, Noel, Kenny, all Lincoln; special friends, Annabelle and Arwin Neemann, Lincoln. Preceded in death by son, Robert; parents; brothers, Clinton, Albert, George; sister, Nancy.
Memorial Services: 3 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Steve Ratzlaff. Private inurnment, Lincoln Memorial Park. Military honors by VFW 131. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials in lieu of flowers to American Cancer Society.
Edwards - Pearl M., 88, Lincoln, died Friday (2/16/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Southview Christian Church. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Prairie Union Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to church, Electa Chapter O.E.S. or Chapter EE P.E.O.
Franey - Mamie J., 100, Lincoln, died Saturday (2/17/2001).
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Roper and Sons Mortuary Chapel, 4300 O St. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. today, mortuary. Memorials to Salvation Army, 737 P St. (08).
Germer - Arnold O., 90, Wilber, died Sunday (2/18/2001). Born (3/10/10) on farm north of Plymouth. Retired farmer. Graduate, Plymouth High School, 1927. Married, Leona L. Essman, 8/28/29, in Beatrice. Married, Laura C. (Siems) Bergmeyer, 12/1/64, in Clatonia. Member, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, elder/council member.
Survivors: wife, Laura; son, daughter-in-law, Lowell and Glenola, Clatonia; daughter-in-law, Janet Germer, Seward; stepchildren, spouses, Harley and Marsha Bergmeyer, DeWitt, Dan and Nancy Bergmeyer, Lincoln, Jerry and Judy Bergmeyer, Clatonia, Joel and Peg Bergmeyer, Dorchester; grandchildren, spouses, Patricia and Joe Novak, Ogallala, Debra and Terry Eckles, Greeley, Colo., Betty and Russell Schuerman, Nancy and Gene Tupa, all Clatonia, Joel and Gina Germer, Seward; nine stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Ida (Knoche); first wife, Leona (11/25/62); son, Gordon D.; sisters, Alvina Busch, Leona Ress.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clatonia. Pastor Steven Kahrs. Church cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Zajicek Funeral Home, Wilber; after 9 a.m. Wednesday, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to church.
Haase - August J., 93, Milford, died Saturday (2/17/2001). Born, 6/24/07. Farmer. Former employee, Seward Lumber & Fuel, Marvin Tobin Salvage. Member, St. John Lutheran Church.
Survivors: daughters, sons-in-law, Barbara and Vernon Lemmert, Pleasant Dale, Judith and Eugene Hromas, Ulysses; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Leona; parents, Herman and Anna (Bauer); sisters, Frieda Dittmar, Malinda Dittmar, Clara Kemper, Anna McClees; daughter, Linda Haase.
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. John Lutheran Church, Seward. The Rev. Mark Tewes. Seward Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward; one hour before services, church. Memorials to donor's choice in care of family.
Hay - Shelley J., 31, Vinton, Iowa, died Sunday (2/18/2001) in Cedar Rapids. Born, Perry, Iowa. Employed, DC Taylor Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Survivors: mother, stepfather, Linda and Rex Kinsey, Lincoln; father, Russel Junior Hay, Montieth, Iowa; stepdaughter, Cynthia Lou Fowler, stepson, Nick Fowler, both Vinton; brother, Russel R., Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister, Annette M. Pladsen, Garrison, Iowa; stepbrothers, Craig A. Kinsey, Rex R. Kinsey, both Jefferson, Iowa; grandmothers, Lavona Crawley, Elda Hay, both Panora, Iowa, Gwen Craven, Boone, Iowa; great-grandmother, Mable Harris, Panora; aunts; uncles.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home, Jefferson, Iowa. Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction, Iowa. Visitation: Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with public prayer vigil at 7 p.m., Overton-Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home, Vinton, Iowa; Thursday, 4-8 p.m., Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home, Jefferson. Memorial established.
Hunt - John R., 63, Lincoln, died Friday (2/16/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Savior Lutheran Church, 4710 N. 10th St. (21). Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.; one hour before services, church. Memorials to the family.
Johnson - Adam T., 23, Lincoln, died Sunday (2/18/2001).
Services pending, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.