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Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituary Collection - 46

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Date: Monday, 13 September 2010, at 2:21 p.m.

Prochaska - Vera Emily, 94, Clarkson, formerly Prague, widow of Vladimir, died Monday (10/2/2000) in David City. Born near Touhy. Homemaker. With husband, farmed near Rescue.
Survivors: sons, Adolph, Dennis, both Prague; daughters, Adeline Novotny, Clarkson, Rose Woita, Waverly, Leona Dvorak, Brainard, LaVerne Hanke, Omaha, Geraldine Odvody, Prague; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Kucera Funeral Home, Prague. National Cemetery, Prague. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today, one hour before services, funeral home.

Rejcha - Alice, 100, formerly Crete, died Sunday (10/1/2000) in Wilber.
Preceded in death by daughter, Evelyn Svancara.
Services: 2 p.m. today, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Wilber Czech Cemetery. Visitation: until services, funeral home. Memorials to Wilber Rescue Squad or Wilber Nursing Home.

Samek - Emma, 87, Weston, widow of Neil E., died Sunday (10/1/2000) in Omaha. Born, near Weston. Homemaker. Former employee, Blue Star Foods, Wahoo.
Survivors: son, Tom, Omaha; daughter, Karen Bowker, Omaha; three grandsons.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo. Sunrise Cemetery, Wahoo. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. today (with family 7-9 p.m.), one hour before services, funeral home. Memorials to American Cancer Society.

Simodynes - Hilda A., 88, Wahoo, died Sunday (10/1/2000).
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wahoo. Rosaries: 3 p.m. today, Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo; 7 p.m. today, church. Visitation: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, funeral home; after 6 p.m., church. Memorials to be established.

Smidt - Merna F., 80, Lincoln, died Friday (9/29/2000).
Services: 3 p.m. today, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association Lincoln/Greater Nebraska Chapter, 5601 S. 27th St., Suite 101, Lincoln, NE 68512. Messages of condolence may be e-mailed to

Tracy - Agnes, 68, Fairbury, widow of Robert Leroy, died Monday (10/2/2000). Homemaker.
Survivors: sons, Lawrence, Denver, Kenneth, Kearney, Edward, Douglas, both Fairbury, William, Sterling, Kan., Clifton, Fairbury, Robert, Denver; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury. Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials to family's choice.

Trauernicht - Elmer M., 75, Pickrell, died Sunday (10/1/2000).
Services: 1:30 p.m. today, Zion Lutheran Church, Pickrell. Family prayer service: 1:15 p.m. Pastor Paul Petersen. Church cemetery. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to church or cemetery. Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice.

Van Cleaf - Alfred D., 81, Lincoln, died Monday (10/2/2000).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Memorials to church.

Wallace - Evelyn M., 89, Hastings, formerly Peoria, widow of Charles Jr., died Tuesday (10/3/2000). Born, LeGrand, Iowa. Homemaker.
Survivors: sons, C.G. III, Kimball, Robert, Hastings; daughter, Marlyn Wallace Coleman, Peoria, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Arnold, Hastings.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, Hastings. Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Butler-Volland Funeral Home, Hastings. Memorials to TeamMates of Nebraska-Hastings Chapter.

Welsch - Christian, 88, Lincoln, died Saturday (9/30/2000).
Private services. Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to Sesostris Shrine Transportation Fund, 1717 Yolande Ave. (21). Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

Wills - Marie, 70, Littleton, Colo., died Tuesday (10/3/2000). Born, New York. Nurse's aide, Visiting Nurse Association, 10 years.
Survivors: husband, Chuck; daughters, Barbara Adams, Lincoln, Linda Wills Stach, Riverside, Calif.; son, Chuck Wills III, Englewood, Colo.; brother, George Griese, Palos Verdes, Calif.; sister, Louise Pierson, Loveland, Colo.; eight grandchildren.
Memorial Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, staging area C, Denver. Parker Funeral Home, Parker, Colo.

Zemunski - Patricia A. "Patty," 40, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/1/2000). Customer service manager, Ameritas. Member, St. Peter's Catholic Church.
Survivors: husband, Dave; sons, Daniel, Joel, at home; daughters, Sarah, Katelyn, at home; mother, Donna Essay, Lincoln; mother-in-law, Marie, Lincoln; brothers, sisters-in-law, Jim and Toni, Dr. Phil and Laura, all Lincoln, Bill and DeAnn, Houston; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 4500 Duxhall Drive. Father Michael Christensen. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary: 8 p.m. today, church. Visitation: today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to children's education fund. Family request no flowers.

Anderson - Alva L., 80, Shoreview, Minn., widower of Helen, died Saturday (9/30/2000). Member: Masonic Lodge; Zuhrah Shrine; American Legion; OES Chapter 212; Peace United Methodist Church, Shoreview.
Survivors: son, Lloyd; daughter, Carrolyn; grandson, Christopher (Dawn Fradrup); granddaughter, Caryn (Norbert Brotz); brother, Robert Schmidt.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center, Kan. Memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Craig - Ronald E., 86, Magna, Utah, formerly Hebron, widower of Helen, died Sunday (10/1/2000).
Graveside Services: 2 p.m. today, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hebron. Visitation: 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. today, Hebron Memorial Funeral Home. Memorials to Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, Hebron.

Deitemeyer - Mary M., 85, Lincoln, formerly Beatrice, died Tuesday (10/3/2000). Born (5/28/15), Phillip, S.D., to Howard and Maude (Reeves) Fislar. Retired bookkeeper, general office, Consumers Public Power. Graduate: College View High School; University of Nebraska (Chi Omega). Member: St. John Lutheran Church, Beatrice; NU Alumni Association (lifetime member); Elizabeth Montego Chapter DAR. Trustee, UNL Foundation. Beatrice resident, 40 years. Widow of Harold R., president and CEO of First National Bank, Beatrice.
Survivors: daughters, son-in-law, Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Beverage, Lincoln, Susan and Robert Thacker, St. Paul, Minn.; grandchildren, spouse, Halle Beverage, Molly Thacker Snyder and Brian Snyder, all Chicago, Betsy Beverage, Kansas City, Mo., Joshua Thacker, Portland, Ore., Gretchen Thacker, St. Paul, Minn.; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by: husband; parents; two brothers; four sisters.
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Pastor Doug Gunkelman. Private committal services. Visitation: noon Friday until services, mortuary; with family 5-7 p.m. Friday; viewing 7-7:30 p.m. only. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Habitat for Humanity, Gage County, care of family, 2911 S. 29th St., Lincoln, NE 68502.

Doxon - James "Del," 57, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/1/2000).
Memorial Services: 10:30 a.m. today, St. John's Catholic Church, 7601 Vine St. Cremation. No visitation. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Memorials to church (05).

Filliez - William A., 69, Lincoln, died Monday (10/2/2000).
Memorial Services: 1 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Cremation. No visitation.

Flynn - Michael Joseph, 47, Minden, formerly Lincoln, died Monday (10/2/2000).
Private memorial services. Memorials in lieu of flowers for children's education fund, care of Florence Flynn, 1896 Road 32, Minden, NE 68959.

Fryberger - Lillian M., 89, Lincoln, widow of Jess, died Wednesday (10/4/2000). Homemaker. Member, Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors: daughter, Donna Clark, Lincoln; sister, Agnes Best, Alliance; grandchildren, Deanna, Sterling, Daniel, Lincoln; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 31st and S streets. Father Thomas Walsh. Calvary Cemetery. Parish, Catholic Daughters rosary: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Visitation: after noon today, funeral home. Memorials to Sacred Heart School.

Hansen - Alma Jean, 79, Jacksonville, N.C., formerly Lincoln, died Monday (10/2/2000).
Services were Wednesday, Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials to family, 134 Verona Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540.

Hauschild - Eugene, 62, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10/3/2000).
Additional survivor: aunt, Arlene, Lincoln.
Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to family.

Johnson - Leota "Lee" M., 77, died (9/16/2000).
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Second Baptist Church, 525 N. 58th St. No viewing. No visitation. Memorials to church. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.

Kempkes - Geraldine Joy (Ellsworth), 76, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10/3/2000). Born, Palisade.
Survivors: husband, Henry; son, Gerald, Lincoln; daughter, Sharon Koster, Lincoln; three grandsons.
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Cremation. No visitation.

Kluck - Michael J., 34, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10/3/2000) near Hamburg, Iowa, of apparent heart attack. Born, Omaha. Sportswriter for many area newspapers; currently wrote for Fremont Tribune. Graduate, University of Nebraska.
Survivors: parents, Robert and Joan, Richland; brothers, Patrick, Schuyler, Robert, Richland; sister, Kelli, LaVista; stepgrandfather, Sanford Hoffman, Burbank, Calif.; great-aunt; uncle; aunt.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Schuyler. Schuyler Cemetery. Visitation: noon-6 p.m. today, Kracl Funeral Home, Schuyler; 6:30-8 p.m. church; one hour before services, church. Knights of Columbus, parish vigil: 7:30 p.m. today, church. Memorials to family's choice.

Koci - Kevin, 33, Sacramento, Calif., died Sunday (10/1/2000). Born, Mason City, Iowa. Account executive, Corestaff. Magician.
Survivors: parents, Gene and Denise, Lincoln; sister, Karen, Sacramento.
Graveside Services: 2 p.m. today, Rocklin (Calif.) Cemetery. Viewing: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Warehouse Ministries, Rocklin. Memorials to family. Chapel of the Valley, Roseville, Calif.

Larsen - Harry, 90, Crete, formerly Lincoln, died Wednesday (10/4/2000). Truck driver. Member, AFL-CIO. WWII veteran.
Survivors: brother, Leo, Harrodsburg, Ky.; sisters, Thora Dempsey, Leona Mook, both Lincoln; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by: parents, Maurius and Marie (Rasmussen); sisters, Doris Perrault, Helen Lippitt.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. The Rev. Dr. Glover Leitch. Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Friday, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, funeral home. Memorials to Cedars Home for Children.

Lindemann - Emil R., 99, Des Plaines, Ill., formerly Deshler, widower of Anna, died Friday (9/29/2000).
Memorial Services: 7 p.m. Friday, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Deshler. Inurnment: 4:30 p.m. Friday, church cemetery. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials to church cemetery fund. Deshler Memorial Funeral Home.

Loontjer - Henry, 87, Deshler, died Tuesday (10/3/2000) in Lincoln. Born, rural Deshler.
Survivors: wife, Esther; sons, daughters-in-law, Gerald and Marian, Hebron, Gaylon and Janie, Boerne, Texas, Timothy, Deshler, Ronald, Arvada, Colo.; daughters, sons-in-law, Susan and Virg Setzer, Littleton, Colo., Connie and Jim Raess, Carleton; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Ahrendts Funeral Home, Deshler; two hours before services, church. Memorials to church and family's choice.

Lowell - Bobby D. Sr., 63, Lincoln, died 9/30/00.
Services: 3 p.m. Friday, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. today; one hour before services, funeral home.

McIntyre - Marian F., 57, Waverly, died Tuesday (10/3/2000) in Lincoln. Born (4/24/43), Omaha, to Jack and Frances (Hanson) Thompson. Employee, Dillards china department. Founding member, Avenue Art Gallery.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Brian and Anna, Portland, Ore.; daughter, Julie, Phoenix; mother, Frances Thompson, Lincoln. Preceded in death by: husband, John; father.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St. The Rev. Dr. Otis Young. Lincoln Memorial Park. Family will greet friends 7-9 p.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 7441 O St., Suite 104, 68510; or Alzheiemer's Association, Lincoln/Greater Nebraska Chapter, 5601 S. 27th St., Suite 101 68512.

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