Miscellaneous Douglas County, Nebraska Obituaries


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Obituaries from June 2, 2001

BRUNOW - Iva Mae, age 92 yrs., Neola. Preceded by husband, J. Fred. Survived by daughters, 
Mrs. Don (Carolyn) Siebert, Council Bluffs, Mrs. Ron (Shirley) Rupp, Bentonville, AR; 
sister, Mrs. Ellery (Ruth) Pickrel, Red Oak, IA; 7 grandchildren.
VISITATION Sun. 2-4 pm, Hillside Mortuary, Neola. 
FUNERAL 11 am Mon., Neola Presbyterian Church.
Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials to the Church and Mike Siebert, Topeka Youth for Christ.

Neola, IA       712/322-6669
BUTLER - Anderson, 77. Survived by wife, Betty Butler; son, Anthony (Jamie) Butler; 
daughter, Lisa (Galen) Butler-Walker, Omaha; brother, Donald Butler; 3 sisters, Mae 
Alice Parks, Alberta King, all Oklahoma City, OK, Velma Walker; 7 grandchildren; 
nieces; nephews; other relatives.
SERVICES 2 pm Mon., 2019 Burdette. Interment Veterans Section, Forest Lawn, Military 
Honors by VFW 2503.
DAU - Harry Carl, 93 yrs., Oakland, IA. Survived by children, Ellen Bane, Omaha, NE, 
Tommy Dau, North Platte, NE; 6 grandchildren; 8 greatgrandchildren; 3 sisters; 1 brother.
FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30 am Mon., First Congregational Church, Oakland. VISITATION 2-4 
pm Sun., Vieth Funeral Home. Interment Oaklawn Cemetery, Oakland.

Oakland, IA

ERHART - Bonnita L., 71, Springfield.

GOETZINGER - Marilyn A., 74 yrs.
SERVICES Sat. 9:30 am from the Chapel to Holy Cross Church at 10 am. Interment Calvary 
HEGARTY - Norma Helmle, 81 yrs., Fairfield, CA formerly of Omaha. Survived by husband, 
Robert L. Hegarty; sister, Bettie Tolson, Omaha; 4 sons; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-
grandchildren; 3 nieces.
HOBBS - Roger L., age 56 yrs., Omaha. Survived by mother, Gladys; wife, Ann; sons, Matt 
(Marie) Hobbs, Michael Hobbs, David and Pat Miller; brother, Jim; 4 grandchildren.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Mon. 10 am, Braman Mortuary. NO VISITATION. Private Interment. 
JACOBSEN - Jerry, age 43, Omaha.
ROSARY Sun. 7 pm, Vinton St. Chapel. FUNERAL Mon. 12 Noon at Mortuary. 
VISITATION starts Sun. 5 pm.

JOHNSRUD - Deneal D., age 21, Omaha. Survived by mother, Denise Johnsrud; father, Neal 
Johnsrud; son, Seth Ericson; friend, David McCulley; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; aunts; uncles; 
FUNERAL SERVICES 10 am Mon., Roeder Mortuary, 108th St. Chapel. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. 
VISITATION 6-8 pm Sun., at Mortuary.

LaZOTTE - Hubert O., age 83 yrs., Ogallala, May 28, 2001. Survived by wife, Margaret, 
Ogallala; son, Robert G. and wife, Pam LeZotte, Lincoln, NE; daughter, Sandra K. and 
husband, James Amos, Tecumseh, NE;
4 grandchildren, Darin R. LeZotte, Lincoln, David J. and wife, Stacey Amos, Lexington, NE, 
Mark A. Amos and Erin L. Amos, Tecumseh, NE.
SERVICES Mon. 2 pm, Ogallala United Methodist Church. Burial Ogallala Cemetery, Masonic 
Rites at Graveside. VISITATION Sat. and Sun. 9-7 pm, at Funeral Home. A memorial has been 
established in his memory.

Ogallala, NE

PERRY - Mary A., 75 yrs., Omaha. Preceded in death by husband, Nelson J. Perry. Survived 
by sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Terri, Stuart, FL, Nelson and Tammy, Greenfield, WI, 
Jeffrey and Terry, Hoffman Estates, IL, Kevin and Julie, Omaha; daughter, Suzanne Perry, 
Roswell, GA; 9 grandchildren; sisters, Eleanore Schultz and Helen Strianese, both of 
Buffalo, NY.
WAKE SERVICE Sun. 4:30 pm, West Center Chapel. 
SERVICES Mon. 9:30 am West Center Chapel to St. Geralds Catholic Church, 96th & Q. at 10 
am. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to the Church. VISITATION from 12 Noon Sun.

QUEEN - Marian V., age 81, Omaha. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, John Queen and 
Sheryl; daughter, Carol Ducommun; grandchildren, Michelle Reeves and Matthew, Adam Queen; 
sister and brother-in-law, Lois Cannizzo and Joe; brother and sisterin-law, John M. 
Overhiser II and Phyllis; several brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by husband, Eldon Queen; son-in-law Don Ducommun. Member of Benson VFW 
Auxiliary Post 2503.
FUNERAL SERVICE 3 pm Mon., Roeder Mortuary, 108th St. Chapel. Interment Forest Lawn 
Cemetery. Memorials to Omaha Home for Boys. VISITATION with family 6:30-8:30 pm Sun. at 

RASMUSSEN - Braden, age 53 yrs., Omaha. Survived by wife, Diane; mother, Ethel Rasmussen; 
sons, Shawn, Brent and Kim, Kent; sister, Andrea Lambert.
VISITATION Sun. 2-8 pm with family receiving friends 6-8 pm. 
SERVICES Mon. 11 am, Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church. Interment Westlawn Hillcrest 
Memorial Park. Military Rites by VFW Post 2503. Memorials to Kountze Memorial Lutheran 
REDDING - Ernest E., age 80. Survived by sons, Ernest and Earl Redding; brother, Raymond 
Redding; many nieces and nephews.
SERVICES Mon. 2 pm, at the Westside Chapel. Interment Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION Mon. 12 
Noon until Service time.

RUFFINO - Sarah Nicotero, 85 yrs., Franklin Park, IL, formerly of Omaha, May 30, 2001. 
Preceded in death by husband, John. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, John and Neva 
Ruffino; daughter and son-inlaw, Sharon and Michael Walker; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-
SERVICES Sat. in Franklin Park, IL. Memorials to St. Anns Church, 2247 Poppleton Ave., 
Omaha, NE 68108.
SALERNO - Rose (Sena), age 64 yrs. Preceded in death by daughter,
Christine Root. Survived by husband, Joseph Salerno Sr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheree 
and Rick Flores, Theresa and George Whitbeck; son, Joey Salerno Jr.; son-in-law, Jimmie 
Root; grandchildren, Angela, Nicole and Clayton Whitbeck, Stephanie and James Root; 
sister, Carmen Schmahl; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Georgene Negrete, George 
Negrete, Ray Sena and friend, Laverne Cottle; sister-in-law and husband, Rose and George 
Bogatz; many nieces and nephews.
VISITATION 2-5 pm Mon., Johnston Mortuary. 
ROSARY 7 pm Mon., Holy Cross Church. 
FUNERAL MASS 10 am Tues., Holy Cross Church. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials 
preferred to the family.

SCHORLE - Charles W., age 82, Omaha. Preceded in death by wife, Maurine. Survived by sons 
and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Barbara Schorle, Keith and Lu Schorle; granddaughter, Karla
Schorle; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Lois Schorle; special friends, Barbara and Don
FUNERAL SERVICES 1 pm Mon., Roeder Mortuary, 108th St. Chapel. Interment Forest Lawn 
Cemetery. VISITATION 6-8 pm Sun. at Mortuary. Memorials to the family.

SWACKHAMER - Dale, age 56 years, Plattsmouth, NE.
TAYLOR - Robert R., age 72, born Nov. 19, 1928 in Asheboro, NC, died Mon., May 14, 2001 in 
Westerville, OH. He worked as a Printer for over 35 years. Preceded in death by his father, 
Kenneth Taylor; brothers, Steven and Tim Taylor; daughter, Susie Taylor. Survivors include 
mother, Mae Taylor of Idaho; son, Thomas Taylor, Olathe, KS; daughters and sons-in-law, 
Jeanne and Bob Born, Battle Creek, WA, Pat and Scott Dodson, Norfolk, NE, Anne and Kevin 
McBride, Omaha, NE, Liz and Maurice Sr Abenchuchan of St. Augustine, FL; 14 grandchildren; 
1 great- grandaughter.
MEMORIAL SERVICE was held May 29th at Eagle''s Nest Worship Center.

TVRDY - Henry R. "Junior", age 70 years, of Lincoln, died Wednesday.  Born rural Ceresco 
(9-11-30) to Henry J. and Helen (Hruza) Tvrdy. Retired farmer; member, North American 
Martyrs Parish, Lincoln, Msgr. Raymond Wageman Council 8625, Knights of Columbus, 
Valparaiso. Preceded in death by parents, infant brother and infant daughter. Survived by 
wife, Patricia; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike, Tim and Shirley, all of Omaha, Joe and 
Jan of Lincoln; daughters and son-in-law, Cindy and Dave Sherry of Kent, WA, Susie Spence 
of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren, Madelyn, Ryan, Nick, Drew, Taylor and Abby Tvrdy, 
Darcy and Caitlin Sherry; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Marge, of Ceresco; sister and 
brotherin-law; Rose and Lyle Spence of Battle Creek.
MASS of Christian Burial Sat. 10: 30 am, St. Mary''s Catholic Church, Davey. Interment St. 
Mary & St. Patrick Cemetery. 
SCRIPTURE SERVICE Fri. 7: 30 pm followed by K of C ROSARY, all at Funeral Home. 
VISITATION Fri. 2-8:30 pm, additional Visitation one hour before Mass at Church. In lieu of 
flowers, memorials to North American Martyrs Catholic Church Building Fund, Lincoln, or 
Bishop Neumann High School Endowment Pund, Wahoo.

TYREE - Grace L., 91 yrs., 5-28-2001. Preceded in death by husband, Ernest E. Tyree; sons, 
William and LeRoy Tyree; sisters, Flossie Anderson, Maude Tatum; brother, Clarence Driver. 
Survived by daughter, Jean Naraine; 2 sons, Kenneth (Dorothy) Tyree, Melvin V. Tyree, all of
Omaha; 4 sisters, Blanche McKenzie, Los Angeles, CA, Gertrude Rolen, St. Louis, MO, Gladys 
Holmes, Kansas City, KS, Minnie Fulcher, Jefferson City, MO; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-
grandchildren; 1 great-greatgrandchild; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives 
and friends.
WAKE Sun. 7 pm-8 pm Myers Chapel. SERVICES Mon. 2 pm, Church of God, 2025 North 24 St. 
Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.

WEES - Edward J., Jr., 72 yrs. Preceded in death by mother, Mary; father, Edward Sr. 
Survived by mother, Sophie Wees; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorraine and Dano Danoff, Sr.,
JoAnn and Don Volenec; sister, Rita Hanzek; beloved nieces and nephews; special friend, Joe;
friends at Bethphage Home, Mark, Jerry and Ann.
FUNERAL SERVICE Mon. 10:30 am, Brewer Korisko Chapel to St. Stanislaus Church for 11 am 
Mass. VISITATION Sun. 2-8 pm, with 4 pm ROSARY at Mortuary. Interment
St. Johns Cemetery.

WIGODSKY - Dr. Earl B., age 81 yrs. Preceded in death by wife, Alyne (Lee) Wigodsky. 
Survived by children and spouses, Steven Wigodsky, Cathy and Bill Christensen, Bruce and 
Jan Wigodsky, Janey and John Mason; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother and sister-
in-law, Herman and JoAnn Wigodsky; brothers-in-law and spouse, Harl Weiss, Charles and 
Virginia Weiss.
SERVICES Sun. 10 am, Temple Israel, 70th & Cass St. Interment Temple Israel Cemetery. 
Memorials are suggested to the Earl and Lee Wigodsky Fund, c/o American Cancer Society or 
Temple Israel.

ZELASNEY - Mary Ann, 64, LaVista.
SERVICES Sat. 10 am, St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Interment Westlawn Cemetery.


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