Miscellaneous Washington County, Nebraska Obituaries


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Warren Loseke, 70
Warren A. Loseke, 70, died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, in Raleigh, N.C.
Services were Friday at Mitchell Funeral Home in Raleigh.
Warren A. Loseke was born July 13, 1927. He graduated from Arlington, Nebraska, High School in 1945. At the end of World War II, after serving in the Navy, he attended Creighton University in Omaha, where he received his bachelor of science in chemistry degree in 1951. He then served in the Korean Conflict on the USS Bon Homme Richard. In 1953, he began his career with Quaker Oats in Omaha as a chemist. Later he moved to Forest Park, Ill. and worked for IIT Research Institute in Chicago. In 1971, he moved to Raleigh, where he worked with the Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park until retiring in 1996.
Survivors are his wife, Beverley; sons and daughters - in - law, Philip and Amy of Garner, N.C.; Russell and Beth of Greensboro, N.C.; Brian and Lisa of Cary, N.C.; and Kyle and Lisa of Plymouth, Mich.; four grandsons and one granddaughter.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Wake County, 4513 Creedmoor Rd., Fourth Floor, Raleigh, N.C. 27612.

James DeSutter, 67
James Joseph DeSutter, 67, of West Point, Neb., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
Services were Monday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
James Joseph. DeSutter was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Ghent, Minn., to Joseph and Yvonne DeSutter. He worked at West Point Implement from March 1977 until he retired in January 1996.
He was a member of the Tekamah Masonic Lodge No. 31 and Shriners.
He is survived by four children, Ralph of Phoenix, Ariz.; Ron of Blair; Rick of Marysville, Ohio and Randy of Blair; three brothers and one sister, Helen Farasyn of New Ulm, Minn.; Joe DeSutter of Barten, Colo.; Eddie DeSutter of Clarkfield, Minn. and Everet DeCrammer of New Ulm; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Arnold Dey, 90
Arnold Carlos Dey, 90, of Elk Horn, Iowa, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at the Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn.
Services were Dec. 30 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Walnut, Iowa. Rev. Don Schlesselman officiated. Burial was in the Fort Calhoun, Neb., Cemetery.
Arnold Carlos. Dey was born near Gresham, Neb., Sept. 27, 1907 to Louis and Anna Wulf Dey. While he was child, the family moved to the Fort Calhoun area. He attended school through the tenth grade at which time he quit to work on the family farm. On Feb. 3, 1940, he married Helen Krambeck at Omaha. They farmed in the Elk City, Neb., area until 1947 when they moved to the home farm near Fort Calhoun. He retired from farming and moved to Walnut in 1973. He had lived at the Salem Lutheran Home since 1995.
He was a founding member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and was active in the church, serving in various offices of the church.
Survivors are his wife, Helen Dey of Walnut; their daughter and son - in - law, Ardythe and Neal Smith of Walnut; grandchildren and spouse, Andrea and Jeff Kester of Minneapolis, Minn.; Clinton Smith, at college, and Regina Smith, Walnut; two sisters, Agnes Staben of Blair; Lucille Eggleston, Beaver Lake, Neb.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marjorie Smith and Nadine Nord; and three brothers, Donald Dey, Carlos Dey and Harold Dey.
Pallbearers were Jeff Smith, Edwin Mills, John Eggleston, Wade Mills, Ken Smith and Larry Kock. Honorary bearers included Lester Thunn, Chuck McNew, Harvey Soll, Richard Burmeister, Richard Mester, John Sampson and Elmer Fischer.
Mrs. Wallace Pattee was organist. Ken Smith was soloist.

Kenneth Stonum, 68
Kenneth Stonum, 68, of Newport, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, North Covington, Ky.
Private services were Saturday at Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home in Ludlow, Ky. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill, Ky.
Kenneth Stonum was the brother - in - law of Shirley and Derald Crom of Herman, Ruth and Don Tucker of Omaha and Beth and Bob Yost of Coleridge. He was a retired fleet service clerk with American Airlines. He had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #153 and a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Newport, Ky.
Survivors also include his wife, Marilyn; sons Robert of Louisville, Ky., Ronald of Beavercreek, Ohio, Mark of Summerville, S.C., and Michael of Rapid City, S.D.; one daughter, Diane Kay Stonum of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren and two great - grandchildren.

Jane Schlapfer, 73
Jane E. Schlapfer, 73, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at A. J. Merrick Manor in Fremont.
Memorial services were Friday at the Arlington Community Church in Arlington. Dr. Charles Lee officiated. Burial was in the Arlington Cemetery.
Mrs. Schlapfer was born June 7, 1924, in Missouri Valley, Iowa to William and Opal Thomas. She grew up in Missouri Valley and was a 1941 graduate of Missouri Valley High School. On Sept. 6, 1946, she married Jack Schlapfer at Marysville, Kans. She moved to Arlington in 1941. She worked at Marshall Nurseries at Arlington until retiring in 1979.
She was a member of the Arlington Community Church and Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. No. 8332 Auxiliary, was a Sunday School teacher and did volunteer work for the bloodmobile.
Survivors are her husband, Jack; two sons and daughters - in - law, Gary and Joann Schlapfer and Jim and Linda Schlapfer; two daughters and sons - in - law, Linda and Maynard Manka and Mary and Russ Thomsen; and her mother, Opal Thomas, all of Fremont; two brothers and sisters - in - law, Harold and Carmella Thomas of North Ridge, Calif. and Wayne and Marian Thomas of Sioux City, Iowa; two sisters and bothers - in - law, Norma and Paul Menking of Arlington and Judy and Foy Manuel of Marrietta, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great - grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Thomas; a sister, Louis Hansen and a bother, David Thomas.
Memorials may be given to the Arlington Public Library or the Arlington Education Foundation.
Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home in Arlington was in charge of arrangements.

Grace Magill, 91
Grace Vera Magill, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at the Tekamah Nursing Center in Tekamah.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Tekamah. Rev. Judith Clark Wharton will officiate. Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery.
There will be visitation from 2:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Grace Vera. Magill was born Feb. 3, 1906, to Henry and Eva ( Schellinger ) Hovendick on the family farm near Spiker, Neb. She attended New England and Hillcreek Schools west of Herman.
On Jan. 7, 1925, she married Floyd Arthur Magill in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They spent most of their married life farming west of Herman except for seven years, from 1936 to 1943, when they lived in Omaha. After retiring in 1961, they moved to Tekamah.
Survivors are daughters, Eva ( Mrs. Marion ) McCluskey and Norma Jean ( Mrs. Carl ) Schroeder, both of Tekamah; a son, Donald Magill of Arlington; a sister, Bessie Magill of Blair; a brother, Ivan Hovendick of North Bend; 19 grandchildren; 39 great - grandchildren and 12 great - great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd; a son, Merlin Magill; a daughter, Mary Ann Brown; brothers, Louie Hovendick and Fred Hovendick; a sister, Gladys Jackson; two grandchildren and one great - grandchild.
Casketbearers will be grandsons, Dan Magill, Randy Magill, Keith Magill, Herb Clark, Norma Barr and Kent McCluskey.
Honorary casketbearers will be Dennis Knapp, Leroy Crom, Gary Magill, Terry Magill and Duane Magill.
Sandy Hennig will be organist. Dick Bernard will be soloist.
Hamel - Peck - Pelan Funeral Home in Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin Nelson, 54
Edwin John Nelson, 54, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services were Jan. 5 at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home. Interment was private.
Edwin John. Nelson was born March 7, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. to Edwin Walter and Adeline ( Jacobson ) Nelson. He spent his early years living in Chapin Hall, Children's Home in Chicago and later in the Chicago area. He was an insurance agent. After his marriage to Victoria DeLuca, they moved to Iowa. They had two children. They divorced. He later married Karen Fredrick. They created Services Plus Insurance. They were divorced in 1994, but she helped care for him during his illness. He had lived in Blair, Neb., and Sioux City, Iowa, and had been in Sioux Falls the past year.
Survivors are two daughters, Kristin Nelson and Leslie ( Chip ) Bridges, both of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Carolyn Lee ( Patrick ) Simmons, Des Plaines, Ill.; a half - sister, Karen ( Gary ) Pressney, Wauconda, Ill.; a half - brother, Alan C. ( Katy ) Bingel, Hampstead, N. H.; his step - father, Roy C. Bingel of McHenry, Ill.; nephews, Mark S. ( Mary ) Schoor of Wauconda and Michael A. Schoor of Blair; and Christopher Bingel; nieces, Sandra Lee ( Mike ) Dorenski of Hayward, Wis.; Sheryl Lynn Bjornson of Barrington, Ill; Michelle Cashmore, Beth Pressney and Jennifer Bingel; and a dear friend, Karen Nelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an aunt, Emma I. Nelson and his grandparents, Martin and Laura Nelson of Blair.
Memorials may be given to Meals on Wheels of South Dakota, the Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.

Marian Burbank, 93
Marian E. Burbank, 93, of Fremont died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998 at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Services are Wednesday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Rev. Stephen Brownlee is officiating. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Marian E.. Burbank was born May 27, 1904, on a farm west of Orum, Neb. to Charles and Mathilda (Bendtzen) Hansen. She moved to a farm 1 1 / 2 miles south of Blair in 1912 and then a few years later moved into Blair, where she graduated from high school in 1922. She taught country schools in Wyoming and Nebraska. She attended beauty school in Lincoln where she operated a beauty shop for one year. She attended several summer sessions at colleges to increase her college credits, including a semester at Luther College in Wahoo. She graduated from Normal School at Dana College in 1926. She taught school at Fremont from 1928 to 1930. On Aug. 31, 1931, she married Earl E. Burbank at Omaha. She moved to Tekamah in 1934 and operated the Clover Farm Store. A few years later, she taught school at Blair for one year and at Tekamah for five years until moving to Omaha in 1953, where she and her husband operated a Zesto Ice Cream Shop. She retired in 1965 and traveled for several years until settling at Jensen Beach, Fla. She returned to Nebraska in 1987 and had been living at Arbor Manor since 1988.
She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church at Tekamah and of the church circle and taught Sunday School there.
Survivors are a nephew and his wife, Dr. John E. and Helen Hansen, Jr., Wahoo; three nieces, Jeanne Parsons of Tallahassee, Fla.; Jacqueline Vrana of Omaha and Carol (Mrs. Don) Zacharisen of Arvada, Colo.; and a sister - in - law, Opal Stoffer of Fremont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; a sister, Esther Cram; and brothers, Edward Hansen, Elvin Hansen and John Hanson, Sr.
Memorials may be given to Arbor Manor Activities Department.

Frances Steyer, 86
Frances Steyer, 86, of Blair died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
Frances Steyer was born Oct. 14, 1911, in Shelby, Iowa to Joseph an Sarah Sallman. The family moved to St. Paul, Neb., when she was a girl. She and her older sister, Esther helped their mother, a nurse, care for patients in their home hospital.
She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1928. She attended Hastings College for two years. She then taught grades 7 - 12 in a two - room country school near St. Paul for two years. She then attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and graduated in 1933 with a bachelor's degree with an English major and Latin minor. She taught high school in Elm Creek, Neb. from 1933 to 1935. In 1935, she was hired to teach English and Latin at Fort Calhoun High School.
She met Ralph Steyer there and they were married at her parents' home in St. Paul on Aug. 20, 1937. They lived in Fort Calhoun and she continued to teach until their son, William was born in January 1940. Because of her husband's career with the Farm Security Administration ( now Farmer's Home Administration ) , which required relocating occasionally, they moved to Grand Island in 1942 and their daughter Kathy was born there in 1944. In 1945, they moved to St. Paul and their daughter Dorothy was born in 1946. Later that year, they moved to Clay Center. In 1948, they settled in Blair, where son Phil was born in 1953.
After the children were all in school, she began to work as a substitute teacher, at the Blair Public Library and taught Latin at Blair High School for a year. In the early 1960s, she returned to teaching full time at Fort Calhoun High School. She later moved to the Arlington School District, where she both taught English and served as high school librarian before retiring in the mid - 1970s. After a year off, she returned to Fort Calhoun High School for a two - year stint as librarian before retiring for good in the late 1970s. She had been a resident of Crowell Memorial Home for the past three years.
She was an active member of the American Association of University Women, Blair Rose Society, Order of Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors are daughters and son - in - law, Kathy Steyer, Blair and Dorothy and Russell Stone of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son and daughter - in - law, Phil and Kate Steyer, Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren, Jennifer Nemanich of Los Angles and Alex Steyer of Anchorage; sisters - and brothers - in - law; nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph; a sister, Esther and a son, William.
Memorials may be given to the Blair Public Library.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Christensen, 83
Marjorie Grace Christensen, 83, of Blair, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Bergan - Mercy Hospital in Omaha.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
Marjorie Grace Christensen was born March 1, 1914, in rural Blair to Peter and Irene ( Vaughan ) Jansen. She received her elementary education at the Maney and Wranch Schools and graduated from Blair High School. After attending Wayne State College, she taught at the LaCrone and Sunnyside schools in rural Washington County. On March 21, 1937, she married Russell E. Christensen at Kennard. They farmed southwest of Fort Calhoun until their retirement in 1979, at which time they moved to Blair.
While on the farm, she was an active member of the Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church. She co - organized the Better Homes Extension Club in her community in 1950. After moving to Blair, she became a member of First Lutheran Church and served as a volunteer for many years in the church office and at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. She moved into Johansen manor in October 1997.
She is survived by two sons and daughters - in - law, Russell and Susie Christensen, Blair, and Dean and Sylvia Christensen, Lincoln, Neb.; one daughter, Carol Cantey, Cerritos, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Russell Christensen, Rodney Christensen, Rolie Christensen, Jill Christensen, Chad Christensn, Sara Christensen, Ronda Van Derslice, Elizabeth Cantey and Mark Cantey; six great - grandchildren,; one sister, Naomi Mathiesen, Blair; and one brother, Peter Jansen, Scottsdale, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in August 1984; and one sister, Jessie Steward.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Johnson, 65
John W. Johnson, also known as JW or Bill, died at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, after several years of declining health.
A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church in Blencoe, Iowa, Saturday at 2 p.m.
John W.. Johnson was born May 5, 1932, in Onawa, Iowa. He lived and went to school in the Blencoe area. After high school, he attended Railroad School in Omaha to learn to be a telegraph and depot agent. In September 1952, he was drafted into the Army and served until 1954. After he left the Army, he started a career in sales and then construction. He married Maurine ( Nickoleion ) Frisk in 1951.
He is survived by his three children, Craig Johnson of Alameda, Calif.; Betheen McClure of Auburn, Neb.; and Bruce Johnson of Sioux City, Iowa; his father, Carl Johnson of Yucca Valley, Calif.; a brother, Richard Johnson of California; a brother, Tom Johnson; grandchildren and one great - grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his mother.

Patrick Quinlan, 79
Patrick Quinlan, 79, of rural Blair died at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha on Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Patrick. Quinlan was born on the family farm in rural Blair Dec. 12, 1918 to John and Catherine ( Curran ) Quinlan. He attended the Maney School and graduated from Blair High School. He lived and farmed on the family farm that his grandfather homesteaded.
Survivors are his sister, Edith ( Mrs. Warren ) Krubs, Salina, Kans.; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elizabeth ( Mrs. Henry ) Lammers and Mary ( Mrs. Paul ) Bausch.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Opal Wilkins, 90
Opal Belle Wilkins, 90, of Fremont died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Opal Belle. Wilkins was born Aug. 20, 1907, in Omaha to Clarence and Leone ( Moffitt ) McCormick. She graduated from Blair High School in 1925. She attended Midland College in Fremont and taught in rural Washington County until her married to Marshall Wilkins on Dec. 29, 1931, in Blair. She operated Wilkins Self - Service Laundry in Fremont from 1947 until the mid - 1970s.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Fremont; its Home Builders Class, CWF, a Quilters Group and Arbor Vitae Chapter No. 92 Order of Eastern Star in Fremont. Survivors are one sister, Thelma M. Springgate of Grand Blanc, Mich.; brothers and sisters - in - law, Clarence L. ( Pat ) McCormick of Missouri Valley, Iowa; George and Delora McCormick of Texarkana, Ark.; C. N. ( John ) and Sara McCormick of San Bernardina, Calif.; and Glenn R. and Eileen McCormick of Oakland, Calif.; a brother - in - law, Henry C. Meador of Fremont; a special friend, Rose Martin, of Fremont; numerous nieces, nephews, great - nieces and nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marshall; sisters, Mildred G. Fackler, Jeanette F. Meador, Grace L. Frazier and Lois L. King and a brother, William J. McCormick.
Memorials may be given to First Christian Church in Fremont.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eileen Bradbury, 77
Eileen M. Bradbury, 77, of Fremont, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998 at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Services were Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fremont. Rev. John Whalen officiated. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery at Fremont.
Eileen M.. Bradbury was born April 12, 1920, to Edward and Winifred ( Towey ) Pollard at Schuyler, Neb. She grew up at Schuyler and was a graduate of Schuyler High School. She lived at Hopper, Neb. until returning to Schuyler in 1949. She moved to Fremont in 1952. On Aug. 22, 1942, she married Raymond C. Bradbury at Hooper.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 200 Auxiliary in Fremont.
Survivors are her son, Ron Bradbury of Lincoln; her daughter, JoAnn ( Mrs. Gary<7#41 Hilgenkamp of Arlington; her sister, Delores King of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 12, 1994; her parents: a brother, Matt Pollard and her step - mother, Emma Pollard.
Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Sherie Hilgenkamp, Rick Hilgenkamp, Wendy Hilgenkamp, Roy Lamb, Becky Lamb, Mark Knorr and Tracy Knorr.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.
Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Gasser
A memorial service was held Dec. 25, 1997 in San Luis Obispo, Calif., for Mildred Kundel Gasser, a long - time resident on Morro Bay, Calif. A private graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Calif. on Jan. 4, 1998.
Mildred Kundel Gasser was born in Omaha to George and Jenny Antill. Following her parents move to Blair, she attended the Blair Schools. She also attended and graduated from the Chas. Gaydou School of Business in Blair. She married Gustav H. Kundel. They owned and farmed the land that is Lakeland Estates. In 1937, they moved to the San Fernando Valley where her husband became a successful builder. After the death of Gustav, she later married Army Col. ( retired ) John Gasser.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Shaw of Los Osos, Calif.; a granddaughter, Terri Rosebraugh and her husband, Jim; a great - granddaughter, Jenni; a great - great - granddaughter, Erin; and sisters, Helen Munk and Georgia Matzen of Blair.
In addition to her husband, Gustav, she was preceded in death by her son, Robert, who was killed in World War II.

Dorothy Meyer, 73
Dorothy Sarah Meyer, 73, of Wisner, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998 at the Wisner Manor.
Services were Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner. Rev. Al Baglien officiated. Burial was in the Wisner Cemetery.
Dorothy Sarah. Meyer was born Aug. 16, 1924, at Pender, Neb., to Thomas and Elizabeth ( Berner ) Mayberry. She was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Pender and was confirmed later at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Emerson, Neb. She attended school in Pender and graduated from Pender High School. On Dec. 30, 1949, she married Robert Meyer at Elk Point, S. D. After their marriage, she was a cafe owner in Pender before moving to Wisner in 1957. She then owned a cafe in Wisner for over 30 years. She later worked for nine years with her daughter at the Wisner Cleaners in Wisner.
She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner.
Survivors are her husband, Robert, Wisner; sons and daughters - in - law, Lonnie and Trudy Nilges of Blair and Barry and Roxanne Meyer of Wisner; a daughter and son - in - law, Tami and Jeff Rabe of Wisner; nine grandchildren, Brenda Stewart, Jeff Nilges, Kandi Sanger, Brandi Hass, Kiley Meyer, Kasey Meyer; Tara Rabe, Tasha Rabe and Tiffany Rabe; three great - grandchildren, Tarron Stewart, Kershaun Stewart and Kyan Hass.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers were Jeff Rabe, Kiley Meyer, Hensley Stewart, Aaron Hass, Jeffery Nilges, Shawn Sanger and Dave Taylor.

George Kirlin, 89
George E. Kirlin, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services were Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mondamin, Iowa. Burial was in St. Bridget Cemetery at Magnolia, Iowa.
George E.. Kirlin was born Dec. 2, 1908, in Taylor Township in rural Modale, Iowa, to Frank A. and Mary Jane (Lynch) Kirlin. He attended Mill Elementary and St. Patrick ' s Catholic Elementary Schools in Missouri Valley, Iowa, and graduated from Modale High School in 1927. He started farming in the Modale area in 1927 and was active until his death. On Oct. 21, 1936, he married Angela L. Tamisiea at Missouri Valley.
Survivors are his children and their spouses, Helen and Pete Peterson, Golden, Mo.; Shirley VanDuyn, San Diego, Calif.; Terry and Lynne Kirlin, Omaha; Larry Kirlin, Omaha; Sheila and Tom Nacey, Houston, Tex.; Theresa and John Riviera, Superior, Colo.; Carol Gathye, Omaha; Cathy and Joe Kulus, Omaha; Pat and Marcia Kirlin, Omaha; JoAnn and Mike Kunkle, Omaha; Mike Kirlin, Modale; 16 grandchildren; 10 great - grandchildren, and one brother, Edward J. Kirlin, Blair.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Angela, in May 1993; his parents; an infant son, Daniel Vincent; one sister, Mary Frances Kirlin, and four brothers, John C. Kirlin, Dr. Laurence P. Kirlin, Edmond V. Kirlin and Hubert A. Kirlin.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert "Bob" Wichman, 72
Robert L. "Bob" Wichman, 72, Blair, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Crowell Memorial Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Country Bible Church in Blair. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice, Neb.
Robert L. "Bob" Wichman was born April 1, 1925, in Beatrice to John and Emily ( Arndt ) Wichman. He attended school in Beatrice. He served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electrician ' s Mate Third Class during World War II. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 30 years. He lived in Omaha; Long Beach, Calif. and Alma, Neb., prior to moving to Blair in 1993.
Survivors are his daughters, Emily Timm and fiancˇ, Terry Anderson, Blair; Lee LeCompte, Blair and Rebecca Schmitt, Fort Calhoun; five grandchildren, Candy JeTaime Maresh, Elizabeth Buckingham, Christina LeCompte, Betty Janssen, LeAnne Schmitt; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jane Shelley, Beatrice; Patsy Hupp, Yutan, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and 10 brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be given to Crowell Memorial Home or the Boy Scouts.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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