Miscellaneous Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Anderson - Nellie M., 89, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10/17/00).
Services pending, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.

Armstrong - Velma O., 89, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10/17/00).
Memorial gathering: 1 p.m. Friday, 1642 Pawnee St. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials to: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1300 N. 48th St. 68504; or Alzheimer's Association, 5601 S. 27th St. 68512. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

Bader - Charlotte E., 81, Falls City, widow of Ernest, died Tuesday (10/17/00). Born, Clay Center, Kan. Teacher, Hiawatha High School; homemaker.
Survivors: special family, Holly Heffeman Portrey, Danielle Marie, Michael James, Brandy Noel.
Services: 9 a.m. Friday, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Falls City. Falls City Catholic Cemetery. Rosary: 5:30 p.m. today, Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.

Barbur - Sylvia A., 87, Abilene, Kan., died Wednesday (10/18/00). Born, Friend.
Survivors: husband, G. Howard; sons, Howard, John, both Abilene; sisters, Freda Taylor, Vera Losh, both Friend; three grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Danner Funeral Home, Abilene. Interment: 3 p.m. Friday, Exeter Cemetery. Visitation: funeral home.

Batten - William G., 77, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10/17/00). Born (8/21/23), Parkersburg, W.Va. WWII Army 101st Airborne veteran. Member: American Legion Post 3; DAV Chapter 7; Masonic Lodge 300.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, James, Brian and Deb, all Lincoln, William and Debbie, Wilmington, N.C., Eric and Kyle, Anderson, S.C., Douglas and Cindy, Tigard, Ore.; daughters, son-in-law, Sandra Batten, Omaha, Deb and Norman Schulte, Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Melody Batten, Lincoln; grandchildren, Angelicque, Christopher, Drew, Billy, Angelyce, Matthew, Joel, Amanda, Noah, Jeremiah, Blake. Preceded in death by: wife, Patricia Ann; son, Craig Thomas Batten.
Services: 3 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Military services: Fort Riley Honor Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 727. Cremation. No visitation. No viewing. Memorials to Nebraska Children's Home.

Borchers - Ruth E., 72, Crete, died Sunday (10/15/00).
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St. No visitation. Memorials to Tabitha Hospice. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.

Carlson - Helen D., 100, Friend, died Monday (10/16/00). Born (8/26/00), Friend. Member, Friend United Methodist Church and choir; Rebekah Lodge 58 (past noble grand); OES Chapter 265 (past worthy matron); Friend Grange.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Don and LaVelle, Lincoln, Ralph and Marjorie, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter, Ruth Ann Warner, Wichita, Kan.; brother-in-law, William Rohrig, Friend; sister-in-law, Mildred Bratt, Friend; cousin, Phyllis Gordon Cornell, Friend; eight grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Hjalmar; son-in-law, William H. Warner; grandsons, Terry and Bryce Warner.
Services 11:00 a.m. Friday, Friend United Methodist Church. The Rev. Patricia Kelley. Andrew Cemetery, Friend. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend; one hour before services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Warren Memorial Hospital Foundation or church.

Carter - Mary W., 84, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10/17/00). Born, Mariana, Ark.
Survivors: nieces, nephews, Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. O'Neill, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Mariana, Ark.; three great-nieces and nephews; two great-great-nieces and nephews.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Christ Temple Mission Church, 500 N. 25th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: two hours before services, church. Memorials to Christ Temple Mission Church.

Coble - H. Dwain, Ph.D., 63, Huntsville, Ala., died Saturday (10/14/00).
Services were Tuesday in Huntsville. Memorials to H. Dwain Coble Memorial Fund, University of Nebraska at Kearney Foundation, Kearney, NE 68849 for freshman scholarships. Laughlin Service Funeral Home.

Franta - Christie, 84, David City, died Sunday (10/15/00).
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today, St. Mary's Catholic Church, David City. Memorials to family. Knott Funeral Home, David City.

Goosic - Edith L., 96, Crete, died Monday (10/16/00).
Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Visitation: today, funeral home. Memorials to Grace United Methodist Church.

Harms - Marvin, 68, rural Adams, died Tuesday (10/17/00). Born, rural Adams. Farmer. Army veteran, Korean conflict.
Survivors: wife, Marlene; sons, Melvin, Hickman, Michael, Beatrice; daughter, Marlyce Franzluebbers, Dodge; five grandchildren; sisters, Grace Parde, Adams, Edna Brethouwer, Lincoln; brothers, Harm, Waverly, Louis, Kenneth, both Lincoln, Eddie, Syracuse, Willie, Sterling, John, Omaha, Robert, Beatrice.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, American Lutheran Church, Adams. Highland Cemetery, Adams. Visitation: until 11 a.m. Friday, Fox Funeral Home, Adams; one hour before services, church. Family prayer service: 1:15 p.m., church fellowship hall. Memorials care of funeral home.

Hejl - Joseph E., 93, Crete, died Monday (10/16/00).
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Crete. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Visitation: begins 10 a.m. today, funeral home.

Hermance - Janette K., 60, Lincoln, died Monday (10/16/00).
Services: 10 a.m. today, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Memorials to American Cancer Society.

Hiltner - John H., 75, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10/17/00). Born, Lincoln (3/9/25). WWII Navy veteran. Member: Grace Lutheran Church; First-Plymouth Congregational Church; American Legion Post 3; VFW Post 131.
Survivors: sons, daughter-in-law, Joe and Martha, Apple Valley, Minn., Jim, Lincoln; grandchildren, Caroline, Olivia, Jennifer; brother, sister-in-law, Robert and Betty Jean, Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Rosemary Jacobson, Lincoln; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Betty Jean; parents, Joseph and Alice.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church. Honorary pallbearers: Charles Dexter, Rock Castellano, Glen Drohman, Glen Kindler, LaVern Thomas, Howard Ford, Wayne Wells, Michael Jeys, John Wullschleger. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. today (with family 6-8 p.m.), 8 a.m.-noon Friday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.

Hinz - Evaline Marie "Toots," 76, Oak, died Wednesday (10/18/00) in Lincoln. Born, farm near Oak. Homemaker.
Survivors: sons, Ray, Edgar, Glenn, Hebron, Lynn, Saratoga, Wyo., Dean, Bellevue, Neal, Lincoln, Dale, San Jose, Calif.; daughter, Marlene Cox, Kansas City, Mo.; brother, John Horst, Edgar; sisters, Verna Brandt, Friend, Lillie Hofferber, Fairmont, Vera Schriever, Hutchinson, Kan., Norma Walker, Winfield, Ala., Lila Honeycutt, Hutchinson, Donna Dondlinger, Deshler; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Mark Lutheran Church, Ruskin. Spring Creek Cemetery, near Ruskin. Williams Funeral Home, Edgar.

Kirkpatrick - Alice, 93, Grand Island, died Tuesday (10/17/00).
Survivors: daughter, Mary Ann Gerdes, Grand Island; three granddaughters; five great-granddaughters.
Services: 9:30 a.m. today, Third City Christian Church, Grand Island. Burial: 1 p.m., Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to church or Grand Generation Day Care Center. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home, Grand Island.

Kottas - Otto, 88, Milligan, died Tuesday (10/17/00) in Geneva. Born (2/19/12), Milligan, to Fred Jr. and Vlasta (Kolar) Kottas.
Survivors: wife, Jarmilla; daughters, sons-in-law, Arline and Charles Vossler, Friend, Jean and Gary Lisec, Oxford; brothers, sister-in-law, Harry, Steeleville, Ill., Fredrick and Angeline, Milligan; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Milligan Auditorium. Kim Dunker and the Rev. Brian Kottas officiating. Bohemian National Cemetery, Milligan. Visitation: begins 1 p.m. Friday, Farmer & Son Funeral Home-Kotas Chapel, Milligan. Memorials to family.

Lasenieks - Amalija "Molly," 90, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/15/00).
Memorial services: 2 p.m. today, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials to family.

McCord - Gerald David, 86, Lincoln, died Wednesday (10/18/00). Born (3/16/14), near Blanchard, Iowa. Lineotype operator, printer. Member: Lincoln Typographical Union 209; Cotner Lodge 297; Masonic Lodge 297; American Association of Retired Persons; League of Human Dignity; Trinity United Methodist Church; Mental Retardation Association of Nebraska.
Survivors: wife, Bernice; children, Shirley Bradsby, Lakewood, Colo., David McCord, Omaha; stepdaughters, Jerilyn Weaver, Bethesda, Md., Linda Adam-Hall, Lincoln, Janice Adam, Beatrice; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1345 S. 16th St. No viewing. Body donated to University of Nebraska Medical Center. Memorials to church or Cotner Lodge 297. Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St.

Mohr - William J. Jr., 80, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10/17/00). Born (6/14/20), Lincoln, to William J. Sr. and Martha (Smickle) Mohr. Former meat cutter, Russ's B&R. Graduate, Lincoln High School. Retired, U.S. Navy; WWII, Korean War veteran. Member: American Legion Post 3; VFW Post 131; National Rifle Association. Past president, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Dr. William III and Dawn, Omaha; daughters, sons-in-law, Sandra and Rodger Wright, Osceola, Susan Mohr, Shirley Mohr-Burt, Sheryl and Dan Oberheu, Sara and Burdette Slama, Stephanie Mohr, all Lincoln; brother, sister-in-law, Jack Mohr, Paramus, N.J., Ray and Corrine Mohr, Lincoln; sister, Shirley Hartley, Lincoln; grandchildren, Yvonne Westwood, Christopher Masters, Laura Breckenridge, Phillip Wright, Nicholas Slama, Nichole Oberheu, Robert Burt, Wendi Slama, Elizabeth Oberheu, Alex Mohr, Lilly Mohr; great-grandchildren, Ashley Masters, Josephine Masters, Christine Masters, CaSandra Westwood, Dominique Breckenridge; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Harriette "Gerry" (Girouard); daughter, Sharron Ann Masters; grandson, Patrick James Masters; great-grandson, Sebastian Cage Breckenridge.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Military honors by American Legion Post 3. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday until services, funeral home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday, funeral home. Memorials to National WWII Memorial, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201.

Mooney - Charles R. "Bob," 72, Reno, Nev., widower of Connie, died 10/12/00 in Melbourne, Australia. Born, Libby, Mont. Retired employee, United Airlines. Employee, Forms Management Data Systems.
Survivors: stepson, Ross Barker; stepdaughter, Kalli Barker Malley; three grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Danish Cemetery, Davey. Memorial to Nevada Area Council Boy Scouts of America, 5150 Mae Anne Ave., Reno, NV 89523.

Opp - Eckhart, 72, Lincoln, died Monday (10/16/00). Born (2/28/28), Hazleton, N.D. Retired carpet and tile installer.
Survivors: wife, June; sons, daughters-in-law, Bruce and Arleen, Lincoln, Rodney, Loma Linda, Calif., Douglas and Dorothy, Victorville, Calif.; daughter, Joan Harrison, Highland, Calif.; grandchildren, Alan Boatman, Chellona Opp, Jennifer Opp, Jeremiah Opp, Reuben Harrison, Kristina Harrison; stepgrandchildren, Kristina Wolf, Duane Flemmer; great-grandson, Cameron Boatman; brothers, sisters-in-law, Emmanuel and Helen, Arthur and Theda, Samuel, Alvin and Ella, Robert and Lupe, Ellen Opp; sisters, Esther Keller, Alice Tate. Preceded in death by son, Clyde.
Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday, College View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4015 S. 49th St.

Petersen - Dorothy T., 79, Geneva, died Tuesday, (10/17/00).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Congregational United Church of Christ, Geneva. Visitation: begins 1 p.m. today, Farmer and Son Funeral Home, Geneva.

Rau - Leo George, 78, Phoenix, formerly Lincoln, died Sunday (10/15/00).
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Phoenix. Rosary: 7 p.m. today, Hansen Mortuary, Phoenix. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Greater Phoenix Chapter, 1 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

Ready - Vivian L., 51, Hallam, formerly Bennet, died Tuesday (10/17/00). Born, Lexington (12/21/48). Homemaker.
Survivors: husband, William; stepsons, spouses, William Jr. and Cathy, Dean and Mary, all Tonganoxie, Kan.; stepdaughter, Janet Starke, Phoenix; three stepgrandchildren; parents, Clifford and Lois Hagan, Hallam; brothers, sisters-in-law, David and Sue Hagan, Cheyenne, Wyo., Michael and Karol Hagan, Crete, Patrick and Ann Hagan, Smithfield.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Reynolds-Love Funeral Home, Lexington. Robb Cemetery, Lexington. Visitation: 2-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Friday. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 1550 S. 70th St., Suite 100, 68506; or American Cancer Society, 7441 O St., Suite 104, 68510.

Schroppel - Goldie F., 91, Wahoo, died Tuesday (10/17/00)
Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Pruss-Ericson Funeral Home, Wahoo. Visitation: 1-8 p.m. today, one hour before services, funeral home. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church, Haven House or Saunders County Hospice.

Smith - Eli H., 79, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10/17/00).
Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pallbearers: Scott Bailey, Steve Chelton, Ernest Schmidt, Ed Smith, William Smith, Blaine Smith. Honorary pallbearers: Alan Schmidt, Harlan Gansemer, Clyde Reddish, Orville Reddish, Larry Hillis. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today (with family 6-8 p.m.); 9 a.m. Friday until services, funeral home. Memorials care of family.

Stokey - Robert L., 63, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/14/00).
Memorial services: 7 p.m. today, Christian Life Fellowship, 4005 N. 70th St. Pastor Dan Thompson. Memorials to Believer's Fellowship. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

Suddarth - R. Hugh, 61, Rising City, died Tuesday (10/17/00) in Omaha. Born, David City. Farmer; petroleum salesman, Farmers Co-op Business Association, Rising City. Member: United Methodist Church; Lodge 81 AF&AM; Scottish Rite; Order of Eastern Star; American Legion Post 296. Former member, Circle Mound Cemetery Board.
Survivors: wife, Marlene; sons, daughters-in-law, Nevin and Janene, Coralville, Iowa, Zachery and Lori, J.B. and Joan, all York; seven grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Rising City. The Rev. Eugene Beye. Circle Mound Cemetery. Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Roberts Funeral Home, David City. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to family.

Summers - Frank, 91, Lincoln, formerly Ceresco, died Wednesday (10/18/00). Born, Prosser (6/2/09). Farmer, Ceresco area; retired 1989.
Survivors: sons, daughter-in-law, Lynn, Syracuse, Randy and Theresa, Seneca, Kan.; daughters, Kathy, Topeka, Kan., Candace, Lincoln; grandchildren, Geoffrey, Megan, Courtney, Amber; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by: wife, Georgetta; son, Kevin; parents, Edward and Anna.
Graveside services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Grand Island Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers: grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, with family 6-8 p.m., Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Î

Tellier - Daniel Quinn, 24, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/15/00) in Parkston, S.D. Born (5/12/76), Lincoln, to Edward and Barb (Reinfeld). Baptized and confirmed, Immanuel Lutheran Church. Attended Lincoln High School. Employee, American Courier. Married Kyleen Kunz, 8/19/00.
Survivors: wife; parents; brothers, Nicholas, Omaha, Casey, Lincoln; grandparents, Margaret Reinfeld, Armour, S.D., Edward Tellier, Lincoln. Preceded in death by grandparents Willard Reinfeld, Betty Tellier.
Services: 3 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Donald Cooper. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation pending.

Van Ackern - Grace J., 82, Crete, died Wednesday (10/18/00) in Lincoln.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Paul and Kathy, Lincoln, Louis and Lois, Mission, Texas, Darrel and Liane, Swanton; daughters, sons-in-law, Carol and Bud Lillis, Richville, Minn., Bonnie and David Sierks, Lincoln, Barbara and David Funkhouser, Vining, Minn., Mary and Verlin Homolka, Crete; 41 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, sister-in-law, Ernest and Ada Horne, Brushprairie, Wash.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Wilber Czech Cemetery. Visitation: begins 3 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials care of family.

Voller - Dale L., 92, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/14/00) in Firth.
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Bethany Christian Church, 1645 N. Cotner Blvd. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to church or Cotner Lodge 297, care of family. Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.

Weber - Maxine B., 84, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/15/00).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pallbearers: Stan Weber, Bob Miller, Joe Weber, Ben Miller, Toby Burger, Scott Miller. Visitation: today, 9 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials to Southminster United Methodist Church, 2915 S. 16th St.

Weers - Gary "Fuzzie," Auburn, died Tuesday (10/17/00). Owner/operator, Fuzzie's Body Shop, Auburn.
Survivors: wife, Cindy; father, Merlin, Auburn; sister, Janet Reed, Nebraska City; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Auburn. Bedford Cemetery, near Howe. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. today, with family 7-8 p.m., Hemmingsen Funeral Home, Auburn. Closed casket. No viewing. Memorials in lieu of flowers to American Diabetes Association.

Wojciechowski - Mary Delores (Ortiz), 63, Lakewood, Calif., died Thursday (10/12/00).
Survivors: husband, Barry; sons, Barry, Gary, Richard, Vincent, Thaddeus; four grandchildren; one great-grandson, all of California; brothers, Joe Helter, Hemet, Calif., Richard Helter-Farias, Beatrice, George Jr., Larry and Donald Helter, all of Lincoln; sisters, Maria Erma Ackerman, Lincoln, Toni Adcox, Valencia, Calif.; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. today, Luyben Family Mortuary, Long Beach, Calif. Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation: one hour before services, funeral home.

Zegers - June L., 64, David City, died Monday (10/16/00).
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, David City. Wake, PCCW rosary: 6:30 p.m. today, Knott Funeral Home, David City. Visitation: 2-6:30 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to family.


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