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Charles "Curly" Eliassen, 88
Charles "Curly"M. Eliassen, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, in Sun City, Calif.
Mr. Eliassen was born July 15, 1909, in Blair to George and Maude Eliassen. He grew up in Blair and was a 1929 graduate of Blair High School, where he participated in dramatics and played football. He was also a graduate of Long Beach College in California. During World War II, he served in the US Army, TSGT, INF Branch, for three years with action in the Pacific Theater. He worked for the city of Los Angeles, Calif., where he trained life guards and taught swimming. He also was a sales representative for 20 years for Kerr Glass Company in Los Angeles. In 1974 he retired to Sun City, Calif..
Survivors are his wife, Claire; two brothers, Francis of Sun City and James of Beaverton, Ore.; and his sister, Bessie Mills of Fremont, Neb.

Gladys Anderson, 88
Gladys Beryl Anderson, 88, of Fresno, Calif., died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, in Fresno.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery.
Gladys Beryl. Anderson was born Feb. 22, 1909 at Loretto, Neb. to Alvin and Rebecca ( McCartney ) Holmes. She lived in several communities in Nebraska including Kennard, Herman, Beaver Crossing, Friend, Waco, Murdock and Fullerton.
She married Harry Anderson in 1929. After World War II, she and her husband farmed near Waco. She returned to college later and earned her degree and teaching certificate from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She taught in several schools in Nebraska and California from 1955 to 1972. After her husband 's death in 1976, she lived in Friend before moving to Fresno.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School over the years.
Survivors are sons and daughters - in - law, Bob and Doris Anderson of Herman; Dan and Shirley Anderson, Bristol, Ill.; Darrell and Anne Anderson, Fairfield, Calif.; Art and Sara Anderson, Manasses, Va.; Harry and Connie Anderson, Alta Loma, Calif.; John and Nancy Anderson, Rialto, Calif.; Ron and Diana Anderson, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Rick Anderson, Salinas, Calif.; one daughter and son - in - law, Carolyn and Roger Telegan, Fresno, Calif.; 31 grandchildren; 49 great - grandchildren; and two sisters, Olive Anderson, Friend; and Blossom Striggow, Raytown, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; sons, David, and Gene, who died as an infant and brothers, Bryan Holmes, Bernard Holmes and Roland Holmes.

Margy Jones, 79
Margy Jones, 79, of Blair died Thursday, Nov. 29, 1997, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services were Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Margy. Jones was born June 30, 1918, Kennard to Charles and Ellen ( Barge ) Wilderson. She attended Fort Calhoun Schools. On Dec. 24, 1934, she married Herbert Jones at Papillion.
She was a member of the Blair Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors are her husband, Herbert; a son and daughter - in - law, Ronald and Marilyn Jones, Fort Calhoun; six grandchildren; eight great - grandchildren; one brother, Chester Wilderson, Sun City, Ariz. and a daughter - in - law, Joan (Jones) Kelley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Herbert, Jr.; six sisters and two brothers.
Memorials may be directed to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel Fund.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Helen J. Farlow, 88
Helen J. Farlow, 88, of Fremont, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Private family services were Monday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Rev. Dave Korth of St. Patrick 's Catholic Church in Fremont officiated.
Helen J. Farlow was born Aug. 1, 1909, in Deer River, Minn. to Earl and Beatrice ( Sullivan ) Van Nest. She grew up in Minnesota and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She taught in high schools in South Dakota, North Dakota and Iowa for 50 years. She also gave piano lessons. She lived at International Falls, Minn. and then Cedar Falls, Iowa, before moving to Fremont in August 1987. She had been at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair since December 1992.
She attended St. Patrick 's Catholic Church; was a former member of St. Patrick 's Catholic Church at Cedar Falls and was a member of the PTA in Iowa and the Beaver Hills Golf Club at Cedar Falls.
She married Louis Thompson at Brookings, SD, in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1975. She married Paul Farlow in 1979 at Cedar Falls. He preceded her in death in 1982. Survivors are her son and daughter - in - law, Jerry and Jean Thompson of Manheim, Penn.; a daughter and son - in - law, Barb and Gene Merz of Arlington; nine grandchildren and nine - great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands; brothers, Dick Van Nest and Don Van Nest; a sister, June Ditmore and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer 's Association or the donor 's choice.

Jamess Glass II, 50
James Todd Glass, II, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997.
Memorial services were held at Mount Vernan Memorial Park in Fair Oaks, Calif. on Nov. 21.
James Todd Glass, II, was born May 19, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo. He moved with his parents to Blair when he was a young boy; attended and graduated from Blair High School and studied mechanical engineering at Dana College.
On April 4, 1947, he married Wanda Jean Gilliam. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
He worked for Westinghouse in Kansas City and in 1961, he relocated to Rancho Cordova, Calif., where he was a materials analyst program planner for Aerojet. He was involved in various space programs during his time there, including Gemini, Polaris and Apollo. He retired from Aerojet in 1987.
He coached Little League.
Survivors are his wife, Wanda; five children and their spouses, Pamela and James Williamson, Omaha; Patricia Glass, Rancho Cordova; James, III and Sylvie Glass of Fort Collins, Colo.; John and Elena Glass of Citrus Heights, Calif.; and Todd and Nancy Glass of Marlette Michigan; 11 grandchildren and five great - grandchildren.

Mary Irvin, 66
Mary Catherine Irvin, 66, of Omaha died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Services are pending at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home.
Mary Catherine Irvin was born Sept. 26, 1931.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard Gene Irvin, Sr., Omaha; daughters and sons - in - law, Sally Jo and Fred Pfeffer and LuAnn and Bernie Racek, all of Omaha; a son and daughter - in - law, Leonard Gene and Denise Irvin, Jr., of Plattsmouth; six grandchildren and a brother, Denny L. Colgan, Herman.

Bruce Stratman, 36
Bruce Stratman, 36, of Kennard died at his home Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Interdenominational Church in Omaha. Burial will be in the Kennard Cemetery.
Bruce Stratman was born Feb. 8, 1961, in Omaha to James and Agnes ( Johnson ) Stratman, Sr. He graduated from Blair High School in 1979.
On Sept. 24, 1982, he married Diane Taylor in Cleveland, Ohio.
For the past 16 years, he was employed by Roberts Dairy.
He was a member of Son - Rise Community Church, a leader of the Little Lambs Children 's Choir; had been the leader of the Children 's Church Choir at Trinity Interdenominational Church and served on the Kennard Fire Department.
Survivors are his wife, Diane Stratman; five children, Christopher Stratman, Jennifer Stratman, Samantha Stratman, Benjamin Stratman and Stephanie Stratman; his parents, Jim and Aggie ( Agnes ) Stratman of Bennington; four brothers and sisters - in - law, Jim and Janece Stratman, Jr., Bennington; Mike and Pam Stratman, Valley, Nebr.; Rich and Joi Stratman, Fort Calhoun; John and Andrea Stratman, Waterloo Nebr.; three sisters and brothers - in - law, Debra and Paul Sornson, Wichita, Kans.; Denise and Steve Olsen, Aurora, Ill.; and Melissa Stratman, Boulder, Colo.
Memorials may be given to the Stratman family.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Waldenstrom, 86
Marie E. Waldenstrom, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997 at a hospice in Phoenix, Ariz.
Private family memorial and internment will be held at the Fort Calhoun Cemetery at a later date.
Marie E. Waldenstrom was born in Iowa City on Aug. 19, 1911. She had lived in Fort Calhoun until moving to Fremont in 1973. She moved to Phoenix in 1977.
She married C. H. ( Harold ) Waldenstrom in 1942.
Survivors are a sister, Margaret Berhenke of Longmont, Colo.; two grandsons and one great - grandson.
Her husband preceded her in death.

Norma Hineline, 72
Norma Gene Hineline, 72, of Blair died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997 at her home in Desoto in rural Fort Calhoun.
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home.
Norma Gene. Hineline was born Oct. 9, 1925, to Andrew and Bertha Ogden in Table Rock, Neb. She was a high school graduate. She married Virgil S. Hineline and moved to the Desoto homestead where she spent her last days. She had worked for Control Data as an industrial technician.
Survivors are her sons and daughters - in - law, William and Pat Hineline of Desoto; Charles of Omaha; David and Amy of South Sioux City, Neb.; daughters and sons - in - law, Susan and Randy Robinson of Tekamah; Joyce and Bruce Hansen of Omaha; a step - sister, Helen Stegner of Lincoln; a sister - in - law, Martha Hineline of Desoto; nine grandchildren and five great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step - father, Carl Rabel; her husband, Virgil and a daughter, Rebecca.
Memorials may be given to the giver's choice.

Mary Irvin, 66
Mary Catherine Irvin, 66, of Omaha died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Omaha. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha.
Mary Catherine. Irvin was born Sept. 26, 1931 at Tekamah to Timothy and Opal ( Elliott) Colgan. She attended school in Tekamah. On Jan. 6, 1950, she married Leonard Irvin in Tekamah. They moved to Omaha and lived there until she moved to Crowell Memorial Home in 1993 due to failing health. She was a beauty operator in Omaha, prior to working for Omaha Public Schools for 23 years.
She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 2609 and Satra Nile.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard Gene Irvin, Sr., Omaha; daughters and sons - in - law, Sally Jo and Fred Pfeffer and LuAnn and Bernie Racek, all of Omaha; a son and daughter - in - law, Leonard Gene and Denise Irvin, Jr., of Beaver Lake, Neb.; six grandchildren, Nicholas John Irvin, McKinley Joseph Racek, Joseph Kaiser Racek, Frederick Matt Pfeffer, Sarah Danneel Pfeffer, Benjamin James Pfeffer; three step - grandchildren, Cory, Adam and Eric; and a brother, Denny L. Colgan, Herman.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Arlene "Tootsie" Snow.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bruce Stratman, 36
Bruce Stratman, 36, of Kennard died at his home Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Interdenominational Church in Omaha. Burial will be in the Kennard Cemetery.
Bruce. Stratman was born Feb. 8, 1961, in Omaha to James and Agnes ( Johnson) Stratman, Sr. He graduated from Blair High School in 1979. On Sept. 24, 1982, he married Diane Taylor in Cleveland, Ohio. For the past 16 years, he was employed by Roberts Dairy.
He was a member of Son - Rise Community Church, a leader of the Little Lambs Children's Choir; had been the leader of the Children's Church Choir at Trinity Interdenominational Church and served on the Kennard Fire Department.
Survivors are his wife, Diane Stratman; five children, Christopher Stratman, Jennifer Stratman, Samantha Stratman, Benjamin Stratman and Stephanie Stratman; his parents, Jim and Aggie ( Agnes) Stratman of Bennington; four brothers and sisters - in - law, Jim and Janece Stratman, Jr., Bennington; Mike and Pam Stratman, Valley, Nebr.; Rich and Joi Stratman, Fort Calhoun; John and Andrea Stratman, Waterloo Nebr.; four sisters and brothers - in - law, Debra and Paul Sornson, Wichita, Kans.; Denise and Steve Olsen, Aurora, Ill.; Julie and Paul Dotzler, Bennington; and Melissa Stratman, Boulder, Colo.
Memorials may be given to the Stratman family.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Siert, 82
Dorothy Louise Siert, 82, of Blair, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Dorothy Louise Siert was born Dec. 2, 1915, at Blair to John and Gladys ( Luse ) Siert. She graduated from Blair High School and later attended Dana College. She was of the third generation of her family to live in the Blair community. On Dec. 1, 1935, she married Robert Siert in Omaha.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Rebeccas, an extension club and was a 4 - H and Girl Scout leader.
Survivors are her daughters and sons - in - law, Sharon and Robert Madsen and Barbara and Gaylen Sandvold, all of Blair; four grandchildren, Michael Madsen, Jeff Madsen, Susan Tiede and Jim Sandvold; and four great - grandchildren, Kylie Madsen, Brian Madsen, Michael Sandvold and Jake Robert Tiede.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1994; her parents and one brother, Jack Petersen.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Beck, 92
Harry Beck, 92, of Blair died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services were Monday at the First Baptist church in Blair. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Harry Beck was born Dec. 1, 1905, in Blair to Hans and Ida (Badgerow) Beck. He was a graduate of Blair High school. On March 17, 1934, he married Mildred Burger in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He worked as a mechanic for Vinton Motor Company for over 50 years, specializing in transmission repair.
He was a member of the Blair Volunteer Fire Department for several years.
Survivors are his son, Don, of Blair; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Robert Taylor of Fremont; a sister, Alice Scheffler, of Blair; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred in 1978 and a sister, Edna Kuhr.
Memorials may be given to First Baptist church or Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clifford Hollingsworth, 69
Clifford Hollingsworth, 69 of Carter Lake, Iowa, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997 in Omaha at St. Joseph Hospital.
Services are pending at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be run later.

John Jensen, 87
John T. Jensen, 87, of Blair died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, in Mesa, Ariz.
Services were Monday at First United Methodist Church in Blair. Burial was in the Craig, Nebraska, Cemetery.
John T.. Jensen was born June 7, 1910 at Craig to John D. and Alice (Wilcox) Jensen. On Aug. 10, 1935, he married Francis H. Hale. He lived on a farm in Burt County until 1955, when they moved to Blair. He retired from Interstate Bakeries in 1971 after 20 years of service. He played semi-professional baseball with Tekamah, Craig and Oakland teams for 13 years.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Craig since 1932 and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Blair.
Survivors are his daughter and son-in-law, Karen Beth and J. Kent Howard, LeaWood, Kans.; a son and daughter-in-law, Louis R. and Mary K. Jensen, Terre Haute, Ind.; grandchildren, Michael Howard, John Howard, Mark Howard, Randall Jensen, Jeffrey Jensen, John Jensen, James Jensen, and Julie Stilwell; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Jensen, Hilary Jensen, Carson Howard Templeton and John Jensen Howard and his personal companion, Phyllis Hopkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Francis in 1990; and his brothers, Louis Jensen and Melville Jensen.
Memorials may be directed to the Blair First United Methodist Church, Blair Rescue Squad or the charity of the giver 's choice.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Anna Knight, 98
Anna J. Knight, 98, of Irvington died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services were Dec. 1 at Northwest Hills United Church of Christ. Rev. Douglas Roberts officiated.
Anna J. Knight was born April 27, 1899, to Henry and Catherine Witzke at Bennington, Neb. She graduated from Benson High School in 1917. On Jan. 14, 1920, she married Harvey Knight. They farmed during their married life in the Irvington area. She had lived at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for the past 7 1 / 2 years.
She was a lifelong member of the Congregational Church in Irvington and was instrumental in the formation of Northwest Hills United Church of Christ, serving as church secretary for many years. She was a Sunday School teacher, a leader of Christian Endeavor; a member of the Homemaker 's Extension Club and reported news from the Irvington area for the Douglas County Gazette for many years.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Irene Knight of Fort Calhoun; a son-in-law, Gayle Brodill of Lakeville, Minn.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Clevinger and Frances Henigas of Phoenix, Ariz. and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; a son, Kenneth; a daughter, Reava and three grandchildren.

Arthur Sass, 85
Arthur Sass, 85, of Bennington died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John 's Lutheran Church. Rev. John Pierson will officiate. Burial will be in the German Cemetery.
Arthur Sass was born March 17, 1912, in Douglas County. He was a farmer.
Survivors are sons, Lyle Sass, Blair and Victor Sass, Bennington; a daughter, Marjorie A. Biffar, Blair; a brother, Bill Sass, Bennington; a sister, Iris Rix, Junction City, Ore.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Hadan Golden Reichmuth Funeral Home in Bennington is in charge of arrangements.

Jay Winslow, 43
Jay P. Winslow, 43, of Plano, Tex., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997 in Farmers Branch, Tex.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel at the Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano. Rev. Paul Goodrich will officiate. Burial will be at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Tex.
Jay P.. Winslow was born Jan. 14, 1954 in Blair to Lawrence Dale and LaVerna Gene (Pearson) Winslow. On May 23, 1992, he married Susan Marshall-Winslow in Plano. He was a mechanical engineer for Carter & Burgess and also worked with Primerica Finicial Services. He had also worked for Henningson Durham in Richardson, Tex.
He was a member of the Custer Road United Methodist Church and was involved for many years with Global Mission Fellowship.
Survivors are his wife, Susan; mother, LaVerna Winslow of Osceola, Neb.; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Monte and Angela Marshall of Buenos Aires, Argentina; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Charlie Sexton of Austin Tex.; three step-grandchildren, Justin Marshall, Stefan Marshall and Alaine Marshall of Buenos Aires; a sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Dave Watts of Osceola; a brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Debbie Winslow of Omaha; two nieces, Toni Watts and Kylie Watts, both of Osceola; and a nephew, Aaron Watts of Osceola.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Services are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors in McKinney, Tex.

Donald Feer, 81
Donald Alfred Feer, 81 of Blair died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services were Monday at First Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Donald Alfred Feer was born June 6, 1916, at Blair to Alfred and Viola ( Phelps ) Feer. He attended Blair High School. In 1942, he entered the Army and served during World War II. He married Florence Mortensen in 1939. She preceded him in death in 1979. In February 1983, he married Elizabeth Baliey. He owned and operated Blair's Chrysler dealership, known as Washington County Motors, for 45 years, retiring in 1991. He had lived at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for the past three years.
He was a 32 - degree Mason and a member of Scottish Rite, Tangier Temple of Omaha, Blair Mo - Ri Shrine Club, Blair American Legion and the Blair Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth; a son and daughter - in - law, Virgil and Barbara Feer; two grandsons, James Feer and Nicholas Feer, all of Blair; a sister, Edna Klein, Olympia, Wash.; a brother, Kenneth Feer, Bakersfield, Calif.; a step - daughter, Woody M. Feer McBride, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Edward Feer.
Campbell - - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clifford Hollingsworth, 69
Clifford B. Hollingsworth, 69, of Carter Lake, Iowa, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997.
Graveside services were Wednesday at the Blair Cemetery. Rev. David Ludwick officiated.
Clifford B. Hollingsworth was born April 1, 1928 in Blair to Crary and Dorothy ( Gilliland ) Hollingsworth. He served in the US Army from September 1946 until March 1948. He lived in Omaha until moving to California in the early 1950s. He moved to Carter Lake in 1983 and lived with his mother. He was married to Dolores Ann Shively.
He is survived by a son and daughter - in - law, Jeff and Bonnie Hollingsworth of Omaha and a sister and brother - in - law, Beverly and Eugene Gilsdorf of South Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores; his parents and two brothers.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home in Blair was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Zulfer, 62
Kenneth C. Zulfer, 62, of Fort Calhoun, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Luther Memorial Church in Omaha. There will be a private family burial in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
Kenneth C. Zulfer was born Sept. 17, 1935 in Omaha. To Edith ( Abels and Clem Zulfer. He married Cathy Monaghan March 8, 1958, in Omaha.
Survivors are his wife, Cathy, Fort Calhoun; daughters and son - in - law, Shirley and Don Knight, Omaha and Cindy Zulfer, Omaha; grandchildren, Adam, Jennifer and Matt and three brothers, Gene Zulfer of Fort Worth, Tex.; Jerry Zulfer of Omaha and Jim Zulfer of Elkhorn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Patty.

Robert Anderson, 50
Robert Lee Anderson, 50, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at his home in Kennard.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmaus Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Blair Masonic Lodge, Kennard Fire Department, Emmaus Lutheran Church and was one of the five who started the Kennard Rescue Squad.
Survivors are his wife, Joyce, Kennard; children and their spouses, Jamie and Janell Anderson, Blair; Jeff and Danya, Mondamin, Iowa and Jody and Trevor Frampton, Omaha; one grandchild, Jared; his father, Roscoe Anderson, Kennard and two brothers, William Anderson, Dallas, Tex.; and Jerry Anderson, Arlington.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Thomas, 66
Gordon Duane Thomas, 66, of rural Kennard died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
Services will 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive in Omaha.
Visitation will be Friday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home.
Gordon Duane Thomas was born Nov. 10, 1931, in Carson, Iowa to Carl and Jennifer (Jones) Thomas. He graduated from the Carson, Iowa, school system and attended Omaha University in Omaha. He served in the US Navy on the USS Hollister during the Korean Conflict. On Dec. 31, 1983, he married Paula Perkins in Omaha. He was a television producer/director for KMTV and WOW -TV prior to his retirement. He had also been a bull terrier breeder for close to 40 years.
He was a member of the Platte Valley Kennel Club, the Bull Terriers Club of America, Boy Scouts of America and of the National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians.
Survivors are his wife, Paula Perkins Thomas, Kennard; sons and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Wendy Thomas, Evansville, Indiana and Andrew Thomas, Kennard; daughters and son-in-law, Teresa Thomas and Jeanne and Tom Roubidoux, all of Omaha; grandchildren, Charles Thomas, Evansville; Alyssa Thomas, Jamie Thomas and Marie Roubidoux, all of Omaha; and one sister, Betty Smith of Fremont.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Thomas; a brother, William Thomas; a brother-in-law, Leland Smith and his parents.
Memorials may be given to the Kennard Rescue Squad for a defibrillator and training for rescue squadsmen or to the Blair Small Animal Clinic for an ultrasound unit.

Matilda "Skip" Foral, 83
Matilda "Skip" Foral, 83, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Calhoun. Burial will be in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery. Matilda "Skip". Foral was born March 3, 1914, in Omaha to Frank and Matilda ( Michalek ) Mestecky. She grew up in Omaha and Douglas County and attended North High School. She worked many years at the Sievers Store in Fort Calhoun.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, had been a cast member in Father Schwertley's productions and was a naturalist.
Survivors include her husband, Joe; daughters and sons - in - law, Jean ( Van Winkle ) and Gordon Mallory, all of Fort Calhoun; Phyllis ( Van Winkle ) and Dale Spangenthal of Clearfield, Utah; step - daughters and sons - in - law, Lorraine ( Foral ) and Robert Lammers of Wyomissing, Penn.; Peggy ( Foral ) and Mike Elvers, Omaha; Anita ( Foral ) and Lawrence Kusek of Fort Calhoun; a step - son and daughter - in - law, Joseph and Kim Foral of Blair; a sister, Anne Beck of Omaha; 19 grandchildren and six great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Van Winkle; her parents; brothers, Frank Mestecky and Joseph Mestecky and sisters, Marie Kruml and Phyllis Gunn.
Memorials may be given to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Building Fund, the American Cancer Society or the Fort Calhoun Rescue Squad.
Sievers - Sprick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Ann Japp, 91
Marie Ann Japp, 91, of Kennard died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Burial will be in the Kennard Cemetery.
There will be a prayer service Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home.
Marie Ann Japp was born June 12, 1906, in rural Kennard to Hans and Bertha ( Kuhr ) Wrich. She was baptized and confirmed at Emmaus Lutheran Church. She attended school at Donnacher and Peaceful Hill schools. She lived on the family farm her entire life with the exception of 14 years. On April 4, 1923, she married Walter H. Japp, Sr.
She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church and the Emmaus Lutheran Church Women's Circle.
Survivors are a daughters and son - in - law, Mildred and Donald Krampe, Marion, Ind.; and Mary Lou Anderson, Omaha; sons and daughters - in - law, Lyle and Phyllis Japp, Omaha; Walter, Jr. and JoAnn Japp, Kennard; a sister - in - law, Dora Wrich; 14 grandchildren; 26 great - grandchildren and one great - great - granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter in January 1989; a grandson and five brothers.
Memorials may be given to Emmaus Lutheran Church or Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.

Wm. J. Rathmann, 90
Dr. Wm. J. Rathmann, 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Las Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Wm. J. Rathmann was born Dec. 29, 1906, to Gus and Grace Rathmann of Blair. He attended Dana College, the University of Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1932. He interned in the Seaman's Hospital in Oregon and practiced medicine in New Mexico and California until retiring to Thousand Oaks.
He was a member of The Adventures Club and various professional organizations.
Survivors are his wife, Frances; a sister, Marguerite Dixon; and nieces, Joan Quist, Judy McMaster and Joy Petersen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Curtis Rathmann and Dr. Norman Rathmann.

James Shamburg, 59
James P. Shamburg, 59, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Immanuel Heritage Center in Omaha.
Graveside services were held in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Blair on Dec. 12.
James P. Shamburg was born Jan. 17, 1938, in Omaha to Kenneth and Marjorie ( Blomquist ) Shamburg. Most of his working days he drove Taxi Cabin Lincoln and cleaned cars for car dealers.
Survivors are his brother, Kenneth Shamburg, Lincoln; and sisters, Marjorie Sorensen, Arlington and Judy Young, Topeka, Kans.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Chester Hovendick, 89
Chester Leroy Hovendick, 89, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at the Tekamah Nursing Center.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Herman Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery.
Masonic and prayer services will be 6 p.m. Friday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home.
Chester Leroy Hovendick was born April 10, 1908, to Charles and Leora ( Fletcher ) Hovendick at their farm home in the New England community west of Herman. The family moved to a farm a few miles north in Burt County where he would later farm. He received his elementary schooling at the Crawford School. On Jan. 2, 1929, he married Dorothy Montgomery at Red Oak, Iowa. He retired from farming in December 1969 and moved to Blair, where he resided until January 1997, when he moved to the Tekamah Nursing Center because of failing health.
He was a member of the Herman Baptist Church, of the Herman Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, a past board member of the District No. 42 School Board and a past board member of the Herman Federated Church in Herman.
Survivors are two daughters and sons - in - law, Jean and Dwain Jordan, Herman; and Ione and Omar Kauffeld, Garfield, Ark.; three grandchildren, Renee Reed - Curl, Greg Jordan and Kent Jordan; six great - grandchildren, Randy Mastin, Amy Mastin, Brad Jordan, Amanda Jordan, Kyle Jordan and Elizabeth Jordan; two step - grandchildren, Karen Kauffeld and Keith Kauffeld; two brothers, Vernon Hovendick and Howard Hovendick and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy in October 1986; and one brother, Lester Hovendick.


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