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Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituary Collection - 78

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Date: Monday, 13 September 2010, at 2:38 p.m.

Haning - Irene Mary, 90, Lincoln, died Friday (3/9/2001). Born, Syracuse (2/8/11) to Henry and Anna (Roloff) Bock. Homemaker. Member: Methodist Matronettes.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Clayton M. and Julie, Sun City, Ariz.; daughters, sons-in-law, Beverly D. and Don Taylor, Sandy A. and Carl Kech, all Lincoln; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Bock, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Preceded in death by husband, Orville; parents; two brothers; two sisters.
Memorial Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tabitha Chapel, 4720 Randolph St. Pastor Larry Fruhling. Rosehill Cemetery, Waverly. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to Tabitha Hospice, 4720 Randolph St., 68510.

Hergert - Marian E., 72, Lincoln, died Thursday (3/8/2001).
Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Pallbearers: Jerry Weiberg, Bryce Weiberg, Robert Davis, Tom Davis, John Horvick, John Hergert. Visitation: 2 p.m. today until services Monday, mortuary. Memorials to American Cancer Society, 7441 O St., Suite 104, (10).

Howard - Diamond A., 75, Lincoln, died Friday (3/9/2001). Born, Wann (11/4/25) to John W. and Bertha L. (Sharp) Hamlin. Waitress, housekeeper. Member, Capital City Christian Church.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, George M. and Mary, Robert C., all Lincoln, Bill and Debbie, Huntington Park, Calif.; daughter, son-in-law, Betty J. and Mick Hogue, Lincoln; sisters, Alta Perkenton, Myrtle Hamlin, both Lincoln, Marilyn Fischer, Tarkio, Mo.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; seven sisters.
Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. The Rev. William Thornton. Wyuka Cemetery. Pallbearers: Martin Howard, Joshua Howard, Matt Hogue, Richard Allen, Tony Gleason, Mick Hogue. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday until services, Roper and Sons Mortuary. Memorials to family.

Jahnke - Clara A., 88, Crete, died Monday (3/5/2001) in Lincoln.
Services: 10:30 today, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Crete. Visitation: 9 a.m. today until services, church. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

Jensen - Emil A. "Sonny," 89, Superior, died Thursday (3/8/2001). Born, Ruskin. Employed, Winebar Plumbing and J.E. Nobles Plumbing.
Survivors: wife, Christa; sons, Waldean, Waterloo, Iowa, Leslie, Nelson, Donald, Oak Harbor, Wash.; sister, Adelaide Jacobsen, Superior; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; relatives; friends.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Williams Funeral Home Chapel, Superior. Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.

Keeney - John D., Hastings, died Wednesday (3/7/2001). Born, Cowles. Superintendent, teacher, coach, Eckley, Cowles, Brewster, Hagler and Hardy; deacon, Cowles Congregational Church.
Survivors: wife, Mable; daughter, Kay James, Ottawa, Ill.; sons, Bill, Cowles, Tom, Halsey; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. today, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Hastings. Cowles Cemetery, Cowles. Memorials to the Webster County Museum. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home, Red Cloud.

Moline - Merna M., 93, Wahoo, died Thursday (3/8/2001). Born, Ithaca.
Survivors: sons, Marion, Omaha, Dennis, Mead; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Wahoo. Sunrise Cemetery, Wahoo. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Pruss Funeral Home, Wahoo; one hour before services, church. Memorials to the United Methodist Women and Wahoo Senior Citizens.

Nelson - Mildred R., 92, Burlington, N.J., formerly Lakewood, N.J., widow of Andrew K., died Tuesday (3/6/2001). Born, Talmage. Taught at one-room schoolhouse, Otoe County.
Survivors: sons, Keith, Mobile, Ala., Robert, Brick, N.J.; brothers, Gilbert Heinke, Talmage, Harold Heinke, Syracuse; sister, Eunice Webber, Nebraska City; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services to be held at a later date. Laurelton Memorial Funeral Home, Brick, N.J.

Porter - Geraldine Ruth, 70, Lincoln, died Monday (3/5/2001).
Services: 3 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home. No viewing or visitation. Memorials to American Cancer Society.

Rogge - Hilda (Stutheit), 91, Auburn, widow of Fred, died Thursday (3/8/2001).
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Judy, Brownville, David and Nancy, Corvallis, Ore.; daughter, Norma M. Moody, Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Rogge, Johnson; brother, sister-in-law, Ervin and Sherri Stutheit, Tecumseh; sisters, Delta Rogge, Auburn, Louella Plager, Englewood, Colo.; brother-in-law, Adolph Rogge, Auburn; sister-in-law, Minnie Harms, Auburn; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by husband, Fred; son, Eugene Rogge; son-in-law, Wayne Moody.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, St. Paul Lutheran (Hickory Grove) Church, near Auburn. Church cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Casey-Witzenburg Funeral Home, Auburn.

Rose - E. Lura, 87, Friend, formerly Dorchester, widow of Verne W., died Thursday (3/8/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Dorchester. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend; one hour before services, church. Memorials established to Warren Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Schumacher - Frank H., 68, Lincoln, died Thursday (3/8/2001). Member, Our Saviours Lutheran Church. Taught chemistry at John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo.
Survivors: wife, Vernell; daughter, son-in-law, Julie and Eric Londeen, Manhattan, Kan.; sons, daughters-in-law, Jay and Ann, Lee and Kiley, all Lincoln; grandchildren, Kyle, Kirsten, Jordan, Chelsea, Dylan, Jessica, Emily and Justin; brothers, sisters-in-law, Larry and Nancy, Plano, Texas, Don and Wilma, Cincinnati; nieces and nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 40th and C streets. Pastor Lowell Hennigs. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: after 10 a.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.; with family 4-6 p.m. Sunday, funeral home. Memorials to National Jewish Hospital, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, (80206).

Severyn - Edward Jr., 76, Hastings, formerly Crete, died Wednesday (3/7/2001).
Corrected Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Visitation: beginning 6 p.m. Monday, funeral home. Memorials in care of family.

Shaw - Dennis L., 43, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/3/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to The Gathering Place, 1448 E St., Lincoln, NE 68508.

Siefford - Ernest Christopher, 88, Beatrice, widower of Anna, died Friday (3/9/2001). Born, near Hollenberg, Kan. Spent many years building homes.
Survivors: daughter, Judy Lutfiyya, Florissant, Mo.; four grandchildren; cousins; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John Lutheran Church, Beatrice. Burial: 1:30 p.m., Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller. Visitation: until 9:30 p.m. Monday, Fox Funeral Home; one hour before services, church. Memorials to family's choice with funeral home in charge.

Bailey - Aubrey "J.R.," 63, Florence, Ariz., died Monday (3/12/2001). Former owner, Kustom Kuts Barber Shop, Lincoln.
Survivors: wife, Donna; children, Galynn, Darren and Kyndra Bailey, all Lincoln; stepchildren, Jason Kaiser, Tacoma, Wash., Michael Kaiser, San Diego; four brothers; one sister.
Services: Saturday, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Florence. Memorials to American Cancer Society or International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine, 4911 E. 29th St., Tucson, AZ 85711.

Bauers - Eva M., 89, Lincoln, died Tuesday (3/13/2001). Born, Deweese (9/11/11) to Frank and Frances (Mazour) Karmazin. Member: Sacred Heart; Altar Society; Sacred Heart Ladies Quilters.
Survivors: husband, Earl; daughter, son-in-law, Barbara and Robert Hraban, Lincoln; grandchildren, Jesse and Jill Hraban, Marcia Hraban, Sarah Hraban, Joseph Hraban; nieces; nephews.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart, 3128 S St. Father Thomas Walsh. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 11 a.m.-9 p.m Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials to family.

Beachler - Roscoe "Rock," 88, Hebron, died Monday (3/12/2001). Born, Mahaska, Kan., (10/3/12). Retired farmer. Member: Grace Lutheran Church; Lions Club of Hebron.
Survivors: wife, Viola; son, daughter-in-law, Kent and Bunny, Stanton, N.J.; sisters, brothers-in-law, Marie and Ernst Peithman, Hebron, Betty and Wendell Wells, Friend, Leora Anatasia, Long Island, N.J., Floy Durbin, Emerson, Iowa; two grandsons.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, Hebron. Pastor Bruce W. Berggren. Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, Hebron.

Beranek - Emma, 92, Valparaiso, widow of Edward, died Sunday (3/11/2001) in Lincoln.
Services: 10 a.m. today, First United Methodist Church, Valparaiso. Wadlow-Rozanek Funeral Home, Valparaiso.

Brownlee - Olive Gettman, 71, College Park, Fla., died Sunday (3/11/2001) of cancer. Born, Lincoln, 1929. Moved to central Florida, 1963. Homemaker, wonderful mother, grandmother. Member, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Attended University of Nebraska; was avid Cornhusker fan, but also came to love Seminoles of Florida State University. Affectionately known as "Mammy," sought quality time with children, attending their soccer and baseball games, tennis matches or school plays; in appreciation, children brought her butterflies, dogs, birds, snakes and iguanas. Loved to play cards, work in yard, visit beach and shop garage sales. Accomplished musician: played piano and autoharp and also sang with voice fit for angels. Active member, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Tennis champion, Country Club of Orlando. Co-founder, Brownlee Energy Management Co. Self-taught in accounting; so proficient, ledgers balanced to the penny. Volunteered, churches, scouting, PTA and several historical committees. Due to sacrificial nature, her memorial marker will read, "Mammy sacrificed so others may enjoy."
Survivors: daughters, Linda Doyle, Wilmington, N.C., Reed Brownlee, Orlando; sons, Thomas, Ocoee, Fla., Curtis, Orlando; grandchildren, Kristin Doyle, Betsey Brownlee, Chapman Brownlee, Paul Brownlee, Connor Brownlee, all Orlando, Nathan and Jared Doyle, both Wilmington.
Memorial service for immediate family only, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Burial: Lincoln, next to parents and brother. Reception for family and friends, 5:30 p.m. today, at Curt and Anne Brownlee home, 1216 Country Club Lane, Orlando. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Women Playing for T.I.M.E., c/o M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, 85 W. Miller St., Orlando, FL 32806. Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando.

Brunke - Lorrene Coufal, 81, Lincoln, died Monday (3/12/2001). Born, near Garland (3/12/19) to Alvin and Irma Herrold. Graduate, Seward High School, 1935. Taught, rural school, Seward County. Married, William Coufal, 1940. Farmed with husband, Butler and Seward counties. Lincoln Journal and Star's Farm Family of the Year, 1962.
Survivors: husband, Loren Brunke, Seward; son, Allen Coufal, Seward; daughters, sons-in-law, Jeanette Coufal and Gregory Brock, Lexington, Ky., Nancy Hungerford and Chuck Clemans, Oregon City, Ore.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, sisters-in-law, Alvin and Shirley Herrold, Seward, Dale and Carol Herrold, Trenton, Mo.; sister, brother-in-law, Alvina and Donald Beckman, Seward; sister-in-law, Elsie Herrold, Seward; stepson, Brian Brunke, Lincoln; stepdaughter, Debra Paukune, Lincoln; two stepgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; first husband, William; brother, Thomas Herrold; sister, Margaret Scamehorn.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Seward. Seward Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, with family from 6-8 p.m., Volzke Mortuary, Seward; one hour before services, church.

Chace - James R., Rapid City, S.D., formerly Norfolk, missing since 2/19/01 when he departed in his plane from Rapid City bound for Norfolk. Born, Pilger (3/3/50). Realtor and auctioneer. The Air Force has suspended the search for Jim and passengers, Mona and Lindsay Griffith.
Survivors: son, Jeffrey, Papillion; father, Jack Chace, Pilger; mother, Phyllis Chace, Norfolk; sisters, Jac E Chace and family, Jefferson City, Mo., Cindy Goeller and family, Pilger.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Pilger.

Cleckner - Pauline R., 83, Lincoln, widow of Willard, died Saturday (3/10/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to family.

Dierberger - Otta, 91, Milford, formerly North Loup, widow of Orval, died Sunday (3/11/2001). Born, Sargent. Waitress, Burwell hotel.
Survivors: sons, Donald, Garland, Glen, Waverly, Virgil, St. Paul, Chester, North Loup; daughter, Yvonne Clark, Garland, Dolores Rood, Mason City; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel Dimmit, Nyssa, Ore.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Ord Memorial Chapel, Ord (corrected town). Madison Square Cemetery, west of Taylor. Visitation: today, 9 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials to family's choice.

Ertl - Norman P., 94, Lincoln, died Sunday (3/11/2001).
Services: 2 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Visitation: 8 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials to the family.

Farmer Gove - Vivian M., 93, Ashland, died Monday (3/12/2001) in Lincoln.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Ashland. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. today, with family 6-7 p.m., Marcy Mortuary, Ashland; one hour before services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the church.

Hamann - Helen D., 89, Lincoln, died Monday (3/12/2001). Homemaker.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Donald D. and Phoebe, Lincoln; grandchildren, Richard and Shari Hamann, Lincoln, Charles Hamann, Canada, Lynn Hamann, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Hamann, Jordan Hamann; brothers, sisters-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Lucille Nohavec, Leonard and Virginia Nohavec, all Lincoln. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Marie Sullivan; brother, Edward Nohavec.
Services: 2 p.m. today, St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Stan Kuta, Lauren Hamann, Ted Hollinger, Jack Wells, Ben Murphy, Chris Eiland. No viewing or visitation. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association.

Hellbusch - Dennis James "Denny," 64, Lincoln, died Monday (3/12/2001). Born, Columbus (12/6/36) to Ernest and Ida (Inselmann). Raised in Fremont. Attended, Valparaiso University, Indiana. Accountant: Fairmont Foods; Pepsi Cola; Kings Food Host; Centurion International. Member, Christ Lutheran Church.
Survivors: wife, Marie; sons, daughters-in-law, Todd, Troy and Jonna, Trent and Rebecca; daughter, Tracy Starkey; grandchildren, Brent and Brianna Hellbusch, Jaime Starkey; sister, brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Dale Echtenkamp. Preceded in death by infant daughter, Dawn Diane Hellbusch; parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St. Pastor Harold T. Stelzer. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Gary Kuck, Chuck Hansen, Steve Bowles, Bob Peterson, Bob Bonebright, Monty Rohde. No public visitation. Memorials to University of Nebraska Medical Center cancer research.

Jackson - Harriet T., 87, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/10/2001).
Memorial service: 11 a.m. today, Bethany Christian, 1645 N. Cotner Blvd. Burial: 2 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Park, family and friends meet at gate 2. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials in lieu of flowers to church (05) or Antlers Center, 2501 South St. (02). Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.

Koranda - Robert J. "Bob," 42, Seward, died Monday (3/12/2001). Born (10/1/58).
Services pending. Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward.

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