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Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituary Collection - 86

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Date: Monday, 13 September 2010, at 2:42 p.m.

Stonacek - Leona M., 91, Pierce, widow of William, died Thursday (3/29/2001). Born, Platte County, near Leigh (4/20/09) to Otto and Mathilda (Lueschan) Loseke. Homemaker. Married to William Stonacek (10/23/29), Trinity Lutheran Church, Madison. Baptized (5/23/09) and confirmed (4/20/23) at Zion Lutheran Church, Leigh. Member, Zion Lutheran Church, Pierce; Ladies Aid; Ladies Guild.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Virgil and Delores, Osmond, William L. and Sharon, Pierce, Larry and friend Sabra, Milford, formerly Lincoln; the Rev. Gerald and Delores Buss, Hiawatha, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Matson, Newman Grove, Clara Walker, Kansas City, Lola Olsen, Newhall, Calif.; brother, Walter Loseke, Sioux Falls, S.D. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Feb. of 1972; three grandchildren; sisters, Ida and Florence; brothers, Otto, Alfred and Ernest.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Zion Lutheran Church, Pierce. Revs. Gordon Bruce and Hans Trinklein. Prospect View Cemetery, Pierce. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Stonacek Memorial Chapel, Pierce.

Thornton - Leota Doris, 86, Pawnee City, died Thursday (3/29/2001). Born, Axtell, Kan. Retired laborer.
Survivors: daughters, DeLoris Howard, Topeka, Kan., Norma Jean Thompson, Tecumseh; sisters, Irene Botkin, Los Lunas, N.M., Virginia Newlee, Alberta Miller, Dora Hartzell, all Topeka, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.
Graveside Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Rochester Cemetery, Topeka, Kan. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Wherry Brothers Mortuary, Pawnee City. Memorials to family's choice. Wherry Brothers Mortuary, Pawnee City.

Uldrich - Mamie, 94, Milligan, widow of Anton, died Wednesday (3/28/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Farmer & Son Funeral Home-Kotas Chapel, Milligan. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Milligan Rescue Unit.

VanLaningham - Ada Belle (Whitehead), 94, Beatrice, formerly Clatonia, widow of Arthur Allie, died Thursday (3/29/2001). Born, Holmesville. Former bakery owner.
Survivors: sons, Leonard, Gretna, Harvey, Farmington, Ark., Lloyd, Harold, Fred, all Beatrice, Ronnie, Florence, Mont.; daughters, Melvadine Arntt, Donna Huls, both Beatrice, Linda Siems, Belton, Mo.; brother, Dale Whitehead, Calif.; sister, Effie Tucker, Beatrice; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; five stepgreat-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Harman-Wright Mortuary Chapel, Beatrice. Clatonia Cemetery. Visitation: 4-9 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. until services Monday, mortuary. Memorials to family with mortuary in charge. Messages of condolence may be e-mailed to

Wilch - Robert Vernon, 76, Lincoln, died Tuesday (3/27/2001).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9 a.m. until services today, funeral home. Memorials in care of family.

Zoch - Erwin M., 82, Deshler, died Wednesday (3/28/2001) in Hebron.
Services: 2 p.m. today, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Deshler. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. today, Ahrendts Funeral Home, Deshler; two hours before service, church. Memorials in care of the family.

Antrim - Vira M., 92, Firth, formerly South Sioux City, died Saturday (3/31/2001). Born, Dakota City (5/1/08) to Herman and Elsa (Baugous) Sunt. Taught school in Nebraska and Colorado for 44 years before retiring. Member, OES, Laura Chapter 304, South Sioux City. Attended Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa; Wayne State College, Wayne.
Survivors: sister-in-law, Leila Sunt, Dakota City; niece, Jeanette Jans, Homer; nephews, spouse, Everett Sunt, Alcester, S.D., Charles and Betty Antrim, South Sioux City; great niece, spouse, Carla and Wally Schroeder, Firth; great-nephews, Norm Jans, Jefferson, S.D., Stan Jans, Dakota City; great-great-nieces and nephews; cousins. Preceded in death by husband, Freeman; parents; brother, Willard Sunt; great-nephew, Robert Jans.
Services: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. The Rev. Lauren D. Ekdahl. Sioux City Memorial Park, Sioux City, Iowa. Honorary pallbearers: Wallace Schroeder, Dennis Moore, Darrell Kotalik, Milt Peters, Lance Hedquist, Ray E. Drake. Visitation: 1-8 p.m. Monday, funeral home; 9 a.m. until services Tuesday, funeral home. Memorials in care of the family.

Bender - Carolynn Paula, 60, Lincoln, died Thursday (3/29/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 3-9 p.m. today; 9-11 a.m. Monday, funeral home. Memorials to Trinity Baptist Church.

Bornemeier - Delores June, 88, Ashland, formerly Elmwood, died Wednesday (3/28/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Elmwood. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, with family 7-8 p.m. today, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Elmwood. Memorials to church or Elmwood Senior Center.

Carroll - Marjorie, 91, Fort Collins, Colo., widow of Joseph T., died Wednesday (3/28/2001).
Graveside Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Calvary Cemetery, 145 S. 40th St. Memorials to Fort Collins United Way in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.

Dahl - Elmer, 78, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/31/2001). Born (11/30/22).
Services pending. Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St.

Freeman - Carol P., Seward, 62, died Thursday (3/29/2001) in Lincoln.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. John Lutheran Church, Seward. Visitation: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, with family 6-8 p.m., Volzke Mortuary, Seward; one hour before services, church.

Hendrix - William Frank, 92, Lincoln, died Friday (3/30/2001). Born, Grand Island (10/26/08) to Lloyd and Zibiah (Schroder) Hendrix. 18 year printer at The Lincoln Star. Retired from LT&T. Member, Southern Heights Presbyterian Church; Communication Workers of America; Telephone Pioneers Association.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Jack and Emma, Palestine, Texas; daughter, son-in-law, Janet and John Sharples, Gretna; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Rose Hendrix; parents; grandchild, Lyle Dean; brothers, John and James; sisters, Sylvia, Persus, Lucille, Edna, Evelyn, Alma.
Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, funeral home. Memorials to the Blood Bank.

Herzog - Dr. Donald L., 77, Lincoln, formerly Grand Island, died Wednesday (3/28/2001).
Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Burial: 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wyuka Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today one hour before services Monday, funeral home. Memorials to UNL College of Dentistry Scholarship Fund No. 4555 or Shrine Children's Hospitals.

Hoppa - Velma Maxine, 83, Lincoln, died Friday (3/30/2001). Born, Geneva.
Survivors: son, Robert, Olathe, Kan.; daughter, Judy Casement-Kramer, Lincoln; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd. Lincoln Memorial Park. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. today, funeral home; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, with family greeting friends and relatives 5-8 p.m., funeral home. No visitation at the church. Memorials to Catholic Social Services or Seniors Foundation.

Kelsey - Joseph Oakley "Sam," Plattsmouth, died Thursday (3/29/2001). Born, Shenandoah, Iowa. Retired beef lugger.
Survivors: wife, Mattie Hulda Kelsey, Plattsmouth; sons, LeRoy, Omaha, Vernon, Red Oak, Iowa; daughter, Evelyn Keyser, Plattsmouth; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, Plattsmouth. Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Visitation: 1 - 9 p.m. today, with family 6 - 8 p.m., Roby Funeral Home, 346 Avenue A, Plattsmouth. Memorials to Plattsmouth Rescue Squad.

Luckett - John, 70, Lincoln, died Friday (3/30/2001). Services pending at Aspen Mortuary.
Quick - Arlis Ann, 58, Lincoln, died Wednesday (3/28/2001) at Pompano Beach, Fla., after a courageous battle with cancer.
Services: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to Children's Cancer Research Fund, 4930 W. 77th St., Minneapolis, MN (55435), and Cedars Home for Children Foundation, 620 N. 48th St., Suite 100 (04). Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Condolences may be e-mailed to "Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all." -Helen Keller.

Reece - Marie L., 78, Denver, formerly Omaha and Lincoln, widow of Eugene, died Wednesday (3/28/2001).
Memorial Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Marcy Mortuary Chapel, Ashland. Committal of cremains to follow at Ashland Cemetery. Memorials to Shrine Hospitals for Children, care of Marcy Mortuary, P.O. Box 314, Ashland, NE 68003.

Rezek - Rudie R., 82, Wahoo, died Saturday (3/31/2001). Born, Valparaiso. 1937 graduate, Wahoo High School. WWII Veteran, U.S. Coast Guard. Former commissary officer, Offutt AFB, retired 1973. Past district commander, VFW; member and past commander, VFW Post 4502. Member, American Legion Post 82; Knights of Columbus, Wahoo Council, 1833; FOE Aerie 2971, all Wahoo.
Survivors: wife, Helen; children, spouses, Bob and Mitzi Ward, Phoenix, Don and Sandy Ward, Crete, Pam and Lyle Knox, Omaha; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Dvorak, Wahoo, Ann Masters, Omaha. Preceded in death by brother, Joe; sister, Marie Brabec; twin children, Joseph and Josephine.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wahoo. Interment with military rites, St. Francis Cemetery. Scripture service: 7 p.m. Monday, followed by K of C rosary, both at Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo. Visitation: 1 - 8 p.m. Monday, funeral home; one hour before Mass, church. Memorials to the church or Bishop Neumann Central Catholic High School.

Rogers - Virginia, 86, Lincoln, died Friday (3/30/2001).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Cremation. Memorials to donor's choice.

Schulz - Berniece L., 92, David City, formerly Brainard, died Friday (3/30/2001). Born, Brainard (7/18/08). Worked as a manicurist in Omaha. Later returned to Brainard to care for her family.
Survivors: sisters, brother-in-law, Dorothy Chadd, Ravenna, Martha and Frank Sabata, Brainard. Preceded in death by parents; five brothers; one sister; three nephews; one great-nephew.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Roberts Funeral Home, David City. The Rev. Eugene Beye. David City Cemetery. Visitation: 2 - 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday, funeral home. Memorials in care of the family.

Smith - Barbara A., 83, Shingle Springs, Calif., formerly Omaha and Lincoln, died Friday (3/30/2001).
Services pending. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

Spurling - Larry O., 69, Shickley, died Thursday (3/29/2001) in Lincoln.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Davenport. Visitation: beginning 1 p.m. today, Farmer & Son Funeral Home, Geneva. Memorials to the church.

Standley - James H., 49, Lincoln, died Thursday (3/29/2001). Born, Lincoln (11/12/51). Former employee, Tri-Con Industries LTD, 14 years. Graduate, Lincoln High School, 1970. Navy veteran, Vietnam war.
Survivors: daughter, Abby Standley, Lincoln; son, Brian, Lincoln; parents, Paul and Maxine, Lincoln; sister, brother-in-law, Paula and Harold Hydo, Hickman; brothers, sister-in-law, Michael and Judi, Dallas, David, Lincoln; former wife, Karen Standley, Lincoln; beloved helpmate, Nancy Riley, Lincoln; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.
Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. The Rev. Stan Schrag. Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation: noon-6 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials in care of the family.

Stemper - Beverly K., 58, Lincoln, died Sunday (3/25/2001).
Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 735 S. 36th St. Memorials to church or Tabitha Hospice. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.

Stonacek - Leona M., 91, Pierce, widow of William, died Thursday (3/29/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Zion Lutheran Church, Pierce. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. today, Stonacek Memorial Chapel, Pierce.

Wilson - Wilma Jeanette, 73, Lincoln, died Friday (3/30/2001). Born, Hastings (6/27/27) to Elmer and Alice (Gangwish) Young. Graduate, Mary Lanning School of Nursing, Hastings. Retired registered nurse, Veterans Administration Medical Center. Member, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ceresco; Eastern Star Chapter 198; Legion Auxiliary No. 244.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Charles "Bud" and Remizye, England, David, Lincoln, Daniel and Ramona, Ceresco; daughter, son-in-law, Connie and James Lounder, Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, brothers-in-law, Virginia Tompkins, Beaverton, Ore., Romona and Lonnie Sawyer, Spokane, Wash. Preceded in death by spouse, Charles Wilson; parents; grandchild, Dana Wilson.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Fred Meuter. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, funeral home. Memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hospice of Nebraska, or the Kidney Foundation.

Wolters - Edna, 96, Hebron, widow of Clarence, died Saturday (3/31/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, Hebron. Pastor Bruce W. Berggren. Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice. Price Funeral Home, Hebron.

Wright - Alice B., 91, Lincoln, widow of Professor Walter Wright, died Tuesday (3/27/2001). Born, Richmond, Ind. (1/6/10). Earned bachelor's degree, Earlham College; master's degree in English, University of Illinois. Taught literature at Nebraska Wesleyan; geology librarian and long-time biology librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Member, St. Mark's on the Campus Episcopal Church.
Survivors: sons, Charles, Eugene, Ore., Bradford, Los Alamos, N.M.; daughters, Marion Ross, Charlottesville, Va., Susan Eckenwalder, Toronto, Canada; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. on Monday (4/9/2001), St. Mark's on the Campus Episcopal Church, 1309 R St. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to the church or to Hospice of Tabitha.

Zitek - Edwin J., 76, Dwight, died Saturday (3/31/2001). Born (5/17/24).
Services pending. Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward.

Arruda - William T. "Bill," 73, Lincoln, died 3/30/01.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 640 N. 56th St. Military graveside service: Fort Riley, Kan., honor guard, Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. today, with family 6-8 p.m., Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. Memorials to family's choice.

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