Miscellaneous Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Adair -- Betty J., 75, Lincoln, died Saturday (2/5/00).
Services pending, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. 

Allen -- Ralph R., 76, Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Lincoln, died Thursday (2/3/00).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd. Viewing: 9:30 a.m. today until services, church. Brooks Funeral Care, Des Moines, Iowa. Memorials to: Iowa Heart Center; Mercy Hospital, Des Moines; Easter Seals; or St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Des Moines. 

Barker -- Betty B., 74, Exeter, died Saturday (2/5/00) in Friend.
Born, Shelbina, Mo. (1/4/26).
Survivors: daughter, son-in-law, Julia and Dave Polak, Exeter; brother, Ferd "Jack" Bates, Roselle, Ill.; granddaughters, Sarah, Nancy.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Farmer Funeral Home, Exeter. The Rev. Bob Brauninger. No graveside services. No visitation. Memorials to family. 

Bickford -- Harriet L., 85, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/3/00).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Warren United Methodist Church, 1205 N. 45th St. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to church. Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. 

Bookwalter -- Helen, 94, Beatrice, widow of Benjamin, died Friday (2/4/00).
Born, Beatrice. Former clerk, Sonderegger Feed and Grain Co.
Survivors: nieces; nephews.
Services: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Beatrice Mennonite Church. First Mennonite Cemetery, rural Beatrice. No viewing. Register book: today, until 9 p.m., Tuesday, 8 a.m.-noon, Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice. Memorials in lieu of flowers to church scholarship fund, care of mortuary.

Brown -- the Rev. Edwin L., 78, Concordia, Kan., widower of Lucille, died Saturday (2/5/00).
Born, Arkansas City, Kan. Retired pastor, American Baptist Church, Marysville. WWII Navy veteran.
Survivors: son, Norman, Nebraska City; stepson, James Garrison, El Paso, Texas.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Baptist Church, Concordia, Kan. Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Arkansas City, Kan. Visitation: today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., with family 7-8:30 p.m., Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia. Memorials care of family.

Canby -- Donovan Daniel, Lincoln, born and died Thursday (2/3/00).
Survivors: mother, Yvette Canby, Lincoln; brothers, Brent Taylor, Braxton Taylor, both Lincoln; sister, Molly Taylor, Lincoln.
Services for immediate family only: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Wyuka.

Cartwright -- Lester F. Jr., 74, Lincoln, died Friday (2/4/00).
No funeral services. Body donated to State Anatomical Board. Inurnment at later date: Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Northeast United Church of Christ. 

Cosgrove -- Josephine Lee, 83, Lincoln, died Saturday (2/5/00).
Services pending, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. 

Coughtry -- Herbert E., 89, Grand Island, died Sunday (2/6/00).
Born, Emerson. Navy veteran. Retired employee, Lindsay Manufacturing.
Survivors: wife, Florence; sons, Lester, Douglas, both Norfolk, Darrel, Grand Island; daughters, Irene Wasenius, Oxford, Judith Streeter, Grand Island, Mary Howard, Greenwood, Barbara Coughtry, Kansas City, Kan., Ethel Schlentz, Niobrara; 26 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home, Grand Island. Westlawn Memorial Park, Grand Island. Visitation: Tuesday, 2-5 p.m., funeral home. Memorials to family.

Doty -- Edward, 78, Lincoln, died Sunday (2/6/00).
Services pending, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. 

Engel -- Lester W., 88, Friend, died Saturday (2/5/00).
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend. Visitation: 9 a.m. today until services, funeral home. Memorials to Friend Manor. 

Focken -- Clifton V., 83, Lincoln, died Friday (2/4/00).
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: today, 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials to United Methodist Church of Hallam, 500 Main, Hallam, NE 68368. 

Hoppe -- John, 82, Lincoln, died Saturday (2/5/00).
Services pending, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. 

Koch -- Pauline, 85, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/3/00).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to First-Plymouth Congregational Church or Saint Elizabeth Hospice. 

Kolb -- Martha M., 84, Austin, Texas, formerly of Lincoln, widow of Phillip, died Wednesday (2/2/00).
Interred with husband in Phoenix. Memorials to American Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln chapter. 

Kuhr -- Gladys (Starmann), 97, Wahoo, died Wednesday (2/2/00).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, St. John's Lutheran Church, Yutan. Reichmuth Funeral Home, Yutan. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Bethphage Foundation. 

Lange -- Malinda M., 88, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/3/00).
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, United Lutheran Church, 5945 Fremont St. Visitation: 8 a.m. today until noon Tuesday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.; one hour before services, church. Memorials to church or Gospel Outreach Ministries, 2800 N. 48th St., Lincoln, NE 68504. 

Larsen -- Lester F., 91, Lincoln, died Wednesday (2/2/00).
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Warren United Methodist Church, 44th and Orchard streets. Memorials to Lester F. Larsen Tractor Museum through University of Nebraska Foundation, 1111 Lincoln Mall, Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68588. 

Lightfoot -- Clyde Cecil, 96, Chillicothe, Mo., formerly of Hale, Mo., died Sunday (2/6/00).
Born, Carroll County, Mo. Farmer, carpenter.
Survivors: wife, Evelyn; son, Donald, Council Bluffs, Iowa; daughters, Betty Lucille Barlow, Hale, Ella Mae Schamp, Lincoln; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Lindley Funeral Home, Hale. Hale Cemetery. Visitation: today, noon-9 p.m., with family 7-8 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials to Cemetery, care of Lindley Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.

Makepeace -- Mary, 87, Lincoln, died Sunday (2/6/00).
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. No visitation.

Nelson -- Elvera L., 83, Wahoo, died Saturday (2/5/00).
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Wahoo. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Curtis Cemetery. Visitation: today, 1-8 p.m., with family 4:30-6:30 p.m., Pruss-Ericson Funeral Home, Wahoo; one hour before services, church. Memorials to church building fund or Wahoo Senior Citizens Center. 

Novy -- Lyman L., 63, Lincoln, died Friday (2/4/00).
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tarkio (Mo.) Home Cemetery. Visitation: 5 p.m. today until services, mortuary. Memorials to family. Owen -- Ruth Viola, 96, Denver, formerly of Lincoln, died 1/30/00.
Services: 1 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: today, 9 a.m. until services, funeral home. 

Paul -- Dr. Percy W., 79, Altoona, Iowa, formerly of College Heights, A.B., Canada, died Friday (2/4/00) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, College View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4015 S. 49th St. Visitation with family: today, 5-7 p.m., Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Hospice of Central Iowa or Three Angels Broadcasting Network. 

Peterson -- Margaret L., 82, Lincoln, died Friday (2/4/00).
Services: 1 p.m. today, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Private family graveside services: Lincoln Memorial Park. Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to church foundation or American Heart Association. 

Phillips -- Luanna, 42, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/3/00).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Southern Heights Presbyterian Church, 40th Street and Old Cheney Road. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Memorials to American Cancer Society. 

Reece -- M.A. "Bud," 83, Lincoln, died Saturday (2/5/00).
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Edward's Catholic Church, Waterloo, Iowa. Private graveside services: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waterloo. No visitation. Memorials to church or Saint Elizabeth Hospice. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. 

Rezabek -- Frank H., 95, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/3/00).
Services: 2 p.m. today, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Visitation: until services, funeral home. 

Rutledge -- Beth, 78, Seward, died Wednesday (2/2/00).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, United Methodist Church, Seward. Private family inurnment: Lincoln Memorial Park. Cremation. Memorial book signing: one hour before services, church. Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward. Memorials to American Cancer Society. 

Scherling -- Andrea, 18, Beatrice, died Saturday (2/5/00).
Born, Beatrice. Attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln; member, Wesleyan Dance Team.
Survivors: parents, Rodney and Mary (Hays) Scherling, Beatrice; brother, Wade Scherling, Beatrice; grandparents, Betty and James Hays, Elaine Scherling, all Diller; uncles; aunts; cousins.
Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Centenary United Methodist Church, Beatrice. Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller. Visitation: Tuesday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Harman-Wright Mortuary; one hour before services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Andrea Scherling Scholarship Fund, care of mortuary.

Schmehl -- David J. Sr., 50, Lincoln, died Friday (2/4/00).
Born, Washington, D.C. (1/31/50) to Francis and Gertrude (CarlMC2SCHMEHLson) Schmehl. Owner/operator, West O Street Phillips 66, more than 20 years. Graduate, Lincoln Southeast High School; attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Avid boater, skier.
Survivors: wife, Shirley; son, David J. Jr., Lincoln; daughters, son-in-law, Samantha and Akram Al-Rekabi, Hope Schmehl, Heather Schmehl, all Lincoln; mother, Gertrude Schmehl, Lincoln; grandchildren, Phillip, Christopher, Destiny, Austin, Dustin; brothers, sister-in-law, Paul and Linda, Richardson, Texas, James, Fort Collins, Colo.; sister, Beth Carlson, Toronto, Canada; nieces; nephews; cousins. Preceded in death by father; daughter, Zandra.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, United Lutheran Church, 5945 Fremont St. The Rev. Russell Leeper. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: today, 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Memorials to family's choice. 

Sievers -- Ethel S., 91, Geneva, died Thursday (2/3/00).
Services: 10 a.m. today, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Geneva. Graveside services: 2:30 p.m. today, Gothenburg City Cemetery. Farmer and Son Funeral Home, Geneva. Memorials to church or Fillmore County Hospital Auxiliary. 

Sittler -- Mary Lou (Thomas), 70, Grand Rapids, Mich., died Wednesday (2/2/00).
Memorial services at later date. Memorials to donor's choice. Cook Funeral Home, Grandville, Mich. 

Standley -- Evelyn R., 69, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/3/00).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Visitation: until services, mortuary. Memorials to family. 

Way -- E. Boyd, 85, Lincoln, died Saturday (2/5/00).
Born, Lincoln (11/17/14). Tool and die maker, Cushman Motor Works, 36 years; retired 1979. Member, Bethany Christian Church.
Survivors: wife, Mildred; son, daughter-in-law, Richard and Cheryl, Lincoln; daughter, son-in-law, Vera and James Tetherow, Lincoln; brothers, sisters-in-law, Art, Wamego, Kan., Everett and Beverly, Lester and Harriett, Maxine Way, all Lincoln; grandchildren, spouse, Debbie Root, John and Marta Power, Diana Ely, Jennifer Bruno; great-grandchildren, John A., Jacob, Kassandra, Nathaniel, Kelsi; nieces; nephews; cousins. Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Della (Gowen) Way; brothers, Luther, Willard.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. The Rev. Daryl Lauber. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: one hour before services, funeral home. Memorials to Bethany Christian Church. 

Wiemer -- Lloyd L., 65, Lincoln, died Monday (1/31/00) in Riverside, Calif.
Services: 1 p.m. today, Messiah Lutheran Church, 1800 S. 84th St. Visitation: until 10 a.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.; one hour before services, church. Memorials to church or family's choice. 

Williams -- Dorothy M. Bentzinger, 75, Hickman, died Friday (2/4/00).
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. today, Hickman Presbyterian Church. Graveside services: 10 a.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Park. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, Hickman. Memorials in lieu of flowers to church. 

Witfoth -- Dale D., 71, Crete, died Friday (2/4/00).
Survivors: sons, Donald, Tacoma, Wash., Michael Dean, Long Beach, Calif., Wallace Owen, Santa Ana, Calif.; daughter, Judy Dunlap, Long Beach, Calif.; sisters, Phyllis Witherby, Lincoln, Berdean Miller, Fort Myers, Fla.; aunt; nieces; nephews; cousins, grandchildren.
Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Memorial Park. No viewing or visitation. Memorials to Crete VFW. Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete.

Doerr -- the Rev. Lawrence E., 68, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/24/00).
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the Rev. Lawrence Doerr Memorial (Scholarship) Fund, care of family. Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. 

Dunekacke -- Fred H., 91, Tecumseh, died Wednesday (3/1/00).
Born, Asendorf, Germany. Retired farmer. WWII veteran.
Survivors: wife, Laura; sons, Tom, Joel, both Elk Creek, Robert, Brownville; seven grandchildren; brothers, Henry, Arnold, both Johnson; sisters, Sophia Hitzeman, Dora Rieken, both Tecumseh, Marie Rohrs, Johnson.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. John Lutheran Church, Tecumseh. Tecumseh Cemetery. Visitation: Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Wherry Brothers Mortuary, Tecumseh; one hour before services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to family's choice.

Finn -- Brian Donal, 39, Dallas, died Monday (2/28/00).
Survivors: father, Donal, Lincoln; mother, Louise Thomas, Waverly; brother, Mike, Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Patty Rainey, Fort Worth, Texas; nieces; nephew.
Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Dallas. St. Michael's Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.

Grebe -- Martha Ann, 77, York, died Sunday (2/27/00) in Lincoln.
Services: 11 a.m. today, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, York. Graveside services: 2 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to church or Tabitha Hospice Unit. Metz Mortuary, York. 

Harrington -- Frank D., 81, Lincoln, died Wednesday (3/1/00).
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 2723 N. 50th St. The Rev. Dr. Aaron D. Black Sr. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wyuka. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Sunday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to American Red Cross or church (04).

Hart -- Bernhard, 85, Lincoln, died Wednesday (3/1/00).
Memorial services pending, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. 

Irvin -- Catherine L., 81, Lincoln, died Wednesday (3/1/00).
Native of Red Cloud. Member: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church; Altar Society; American Legion Post 238 Auxiliary. Graduate, University of Nebraska.
Survivors: husband, Robert M.; sons, daughter-in-law, Dick and Chris, Lincoln, Bob, Roca; daughters, sons-in-law, Jane and Gary Street, Loveland, Ohio, Carrie and Doug Knight, Julie and Clifford Hunter, all Lincoln; sister, Rose Betty Millard, Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by infant son, Robert Louis.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1720 Lake St. Father Michael Houlihan. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Dan Irvin, Greg Street, Tim Street, Kibby Millard, Jim Millard, Tom Millard, Joe Millard. Honorary pallbearers: Dennis Haas, Pete Vonderfecht. Visitation: Friday, 1-7:30 p.m., Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Friday, funeral home. Memorials to church or donor's choice. 

Johnson -- Herma M., 87, Lincoln, died Wednesday (3/1/00).
Services pending, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. 

Jurgens -- Helen (Placek), 90, Las Vegas, formerly of Wahoo, widow of Frank J. Placek and Edward G. Jurgens, died Monday (2/28/00).
Grew up in Jacksonville, Ill.
Survivors: son, Bradley Placek, Portland, Ore.; granddaughter, Tracy Lee; stepdaughter, Elaine Camenzind, Omaha; stepsons, Charles Hoffman, Tilden, Garrell Hoffman, Omaha; sister, Gladys Ongenars, Rockford, Ill.; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Zajicek Funeral Home, Wilber. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., funeral home. Memorials to family, care of funeral home.

Knape -- Ernest E., 102, Tomah, Wis., formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday (2/26/00).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Visitation: until services, mortuary. Memorials to Shrine Hospital Burn Center, care of Sesostris Temple of the Shrine, 1717 Yolande Ave., Lincoln, NE 68521. 

Landers -- Robert J., 60, Minot, N.D., formerly of Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/29/00).
Born Bronx, N.Y. Retired civil engineer, Minot Air Force Base. United States Air Force, Vietnam veteran.
Survivors: wife, Connie; sons, Robert C., Everett, Wash., John W., Lynnwood, Wash., Steven, Columbia, S.C.; sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Jackson, Keystone Heights, Fla.; four grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation: noon-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Lehmann -- Ethel M., 90, Lincoln, widow of Werner, died Sunday (2/27/00) in Milford.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Bethany Christian Church, 1645 N. Cotner Blvd. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to Masonic Home, Plattsmouth, or Shrine Crippled Children's Fund. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave. Meisenbach -- Lillian M., 83, Beatrice, widow of Daniel. Born, Wilber. Homemaker.
Survivors: son, Roger, Kansas City, Mo.; nephews, Keith Texel, Wahoo, Don Texel, Phoenix; great-nieces; great-nephews.
Memorial services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Centenary United Methodist Church, Beatrice. Private family burial. Memorials to church, care of Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice.

Ostrom -- Kay S., 58, Lincoln, died Monday (2/28/00).
Celebration of life service: 2 p.m. Saturday, First Evangelical Covenant Church, 6024 L St. Cremation. No visitation. Family will receive friends: Friday, 7-9 p.m., church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to church or Covenant World Missions. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. 

Ough -- James Harold, 79, Geneva, died Wednesday (3/1/00).
Born Ohiowa (6/30/20) to Fred and Ethel (Clup) Ough.
Survivors: wife, Imogene; son, daughter-in-law, Raymond and Ardith, Beatrice; daughter, son-in-law, Mary and Richard Stanislav, Central City; brother, Norman, Hebron; sister, Mildred Strain, Kearney; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren, seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Geneva. The Rev. Michael Osberg. Private graveside family services at later date. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to church in lieu of flowers. Farmer and Son Funeral Home, Geneva. 

Person -- Clara L., 83, Lincoln, died Sunday (2/27/00).
Services: 1 p.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church, Maryville, Mo. Memorials to church (64468). Wadlow Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. 

Pierce -- Mary D., 68, Milford, died Tuesday (2/29/00).
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. today, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Denton. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to family. Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Milford. 

Sautter -- Howard E., 74, Syracuse, died Monday (2/28/00).
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Syracuse. The Rev. Duane Westing. Visitation: today, 2-9 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse. No viewing at church. In lieu of traditional remembrances, memorials to church or Kidney Research Institute. 

Zimmerman -- Kenneth J., 66, Beatrice, died Sunday (2/27/00).
Services: 2 p.m. today, First Mennonite Church, rural Beatrice. Visitation: today until noon, Griffiths-Hovendick Mortuary, Beatrice; one hour before services, church. Memorials to Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation Scholarship Fund, care of John R. Thimm and William Boyce.


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