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Joan Grabow, 47
Joan Kay Grabow, 47 of Fort Calhoun died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at Fort Calhoun.
There will be a memorial service at a later date in Leadville, Colo.
Joan Kay Grabow was born June 19, 1950, in Omaha to Paul E. and Agnes O. Mikulecky Grabow. She attended school at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and Greeley Colorado and had bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees. She was a ceramics and fine arts teacher.
Survivors are a daughter, Serena Melville of Fort Calhoun; aunts and an uncle, Marie Stejsakl and Rose Paulson, both of Omaha; Alma Grabow of Canon City, Colo.; Marge and Curt Grabow of Omaha; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Becky Grabow of Fort Calhoun; his mother, Agnes Grabow of Fort Calhoun and four nieces.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul and her grandparents.
Sievers-Sprick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Larson, 82
Evelyn D. Larson, 82, of Omaha and formerly of Blair died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Blair. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Evelyn D. Larson was born March 21, 1915, in rural Blair to William and Helen ( Hansen ) Wulf. She attended school in Blair. After growing up in Blair, she spent the remainder of her life in Omaha. She worked at Lutheran Hospital for 21 years in environmental management, retiring in 1982. She was married to Arthur F. Larson.
She was a member of the National Association of Housekeeping Executives.
Survivors are a niece, Peggy Vomacka of Omaha; five nephews, Jim Croudy of Phoenix, Ariz.; Tom Croudy of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Bill Wulf of Oklahoma; Reg Wulf and Monte Wulf of Blair; a sister-in-law, Bertha Wulf of Blair and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur on March 11, 1967; her parents; brothers, Raymond and Don and a sister, Irene Croudy.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Irene Stork, 82
Irene Stork, 82, of Fremont and most recently of the Good Samaritan Center in Scribner, Neb., died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at the Fremont Area Medical Center in Fremont.
Services were Jan. 30 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont. Rev. Timothy Gierke and Rev. Art Hill officiated. Burial was in the Ridge Cemetery at Fremont.
Irene Stork was born Oct. 2, 1915 in Hamburg, Iowa to Mon and Eva ( Marvin ) Callahan. She moved to Fremont with her family at the age of 12. On June 4, 1939, she married Gilbert C. Stork in the Immanual Lutheran Church east of Winslow. They farmed west of Herman. In 1963, they moved to Eureka Springs, Ark., where they owned and operated the Ozark Cafe and the Camper Court. In 1974, they retired and moved back to Fremont.
She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont and was the first secretary / treasurer of the Nebraska Appaloosa Horse Club.
Survivors are two sons and daughters - in - law, Thomas and Pearl Stork of Fremont and Wayne and Carol Stork of Apache Junction, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 17 great - grandchildren; and sisters and brothers - in - law, Martha Kirchmann of Pflugerville, Tex.; Mona and Wes Ringle of Fremont and Doris and Pat Osbon of Nebraska City, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert in June 1985; a sister, Ruth Johnson and an infant sister, Margie.
Memorials may be given to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont, the Good Samaritan Center in Scribner or the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Ludvigsen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

LaVerne Busch, 81
LaVerne Busch, 81, of Fremont died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at the Fremont Area Medical Center.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont. Rev. Timothy Gierke and Rev. Art Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Busch was born Dec. 16, 1916, near Winslow, Neb., to Charles and Pauline (Wittmann) Busch. He was baptized in the former St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Winslow. He was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church east of Winslow. He grew up on a farm in the Hooper/Winslow area, receiving his education in the Winslow School and the Immanuel Lutheran School. On Feb. 4, 1940, he married Doris Hilgenkamp in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. They lived on different farms until moving to a farm east of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in 1953. They retired in 1988 and moved into Fremont.
He was a long-time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he had served in various offices and on boards of the church. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont at the time of his death.
Survivors are his wife, Doris; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Norma Busch of Fremont; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol and Don Meier of Hooper and Connie Busch of Lansdale, Penn.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Gretchen Mueller of Hooper.
Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Jahnel, 89
Frances O. Jahnel, 89, of Fremont, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Campbell - Aman Funeral Chapel in Blair. Burial will be in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
Frances O. Jahnel was born Oct. 3, 1908, in Aurora, Neb., to Harrison and Bertha ( Redmon ) Fowler. She was a graduate of the LeMars, Iowa, High School. On Dec. 27, 1929, she married Harry Jahnel in Iowa. They lived and farmed at Kennard, Arlington, Tekamah and Oakland in Nebraska. After they retired, they moved to Nye Square in Fremont. She had been a resident of Crowell Memorial Home for the past three years.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lewis and Clark Chapter in Fremont.
Survivors are her husband, Harry, of Fremont; sisters - in - law and brothers - in - law, Mrs. Edna Fowler of San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Floyd Fowler of Seattle, Wash.; Hazel Christiansen of Kennard; Walt and Ruth Jahnel of Tekamah and Robert Jahnel of Blair; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister and three brothers.

Garland Runyon, 74
Garland LeRoy Runyon, 74, of Sun City, Ariz., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Sun Healthcare Center.
Services were Jan. 27 at Menke Funeral Home in Sun City. Burial was in Sunland Memorial Park.
Garland LeRoy Runyon was born in Little Fork, Minn. He was owner of Blair Redi - Mix and co - owner or Runyon - Long Construction Company. He had served as a councilman while living in Blair. He moved to Sun City in 1986.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 21, American Legion Post No. 154, Eagles and the Shrine Tangier Temple in Omaha.
Survivors are his wife, Nellie of Sun City; son, Stephen R. Runyon of Peoria, Ariz.; a brother, Richard Runyon of Plymouth, Minn.; sisters, Myrna Peters of Shellknob, Mo. and Delores Bradach of Chishom, Minn.; and three grandchildren.

John Beck, 72
John O. Beck, 72, of Arlington, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services were today at Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home in Arlington. Rev. Mark Grorud of First Lutheran Church in Fremont officiated. Burial was in the Arlington Cemetery.
John O. Beck was born Feb. 21, 1925, in Omaha to John and Frances ( Mikkelsen ) Beck. He grew up in Omaha and moved to the Arlington area in 1939 where he farmed until he retired.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Fremont.
Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Rick Haman of Lincoln; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers were Wayne Wiley, Alan Pinkerton, Larry Voss, Bob Pfeiffer, Edgar Bohlmann, Dave Dines and Denny Decker.

Wilmer "Nick" Japp, 73
Wilmer "Nick" Japp, 73, of Kennard died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services were Monday at Grace United Methodist Church in Kennard. Burial was in the Kennard Cemetery.
Wilmer "Nick". Japp attended the Kennard schools and farmed near Kennard for 50 years. The last 20 years he had lived in Kennard with his brother, Lester.
Survivors are two brothers, Lester of Kennard and August of Grand Island, Neb.; three sisters, Carrie Ensign and Ruby Wingate, both of Crystal Lake, Ill. and Elsie Thies of Joplin, Mo.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Knight
Shirley ( Mrs. Keith ) Knight of Blair died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in Blair.
A more complete obituary will be included in a later issue.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Erma M. Taylor, 83
Erma M. Taylor, 83, of Blair, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Rev. Kenneth Jensen is officiating. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Erma M.. Taylor was born Dec. 24, 1914, on a farm west of Blair to James W. and Agnes ( Andersen ) Nielsen. She attended Brewster Grade School and Blair High School; and Dana College for two years. On Oct. 9, 1940, she married Marlin Taylor at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Fremont. They lived in Ord, Neb., before moving to Blair in August of 1947. They were in the bakery business for 38 years and had a snack bar along with the bakery in Blair. They retired in 1980.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church, the Monday Afternoon Club and Christian Women's Club.
Survivors are her husband, Marlin of Blair; two daughters and sons - in - law, Judith and Merle Brower of Watertown, S.D. and Sharalynn and Lyle Joslin of Blair; a son and daughter - in - law, James and Maralee Taylor of Wahoo, Neb.; grandchildren. T. J. Taylor, Chrissa Lyn Taylor, Danielle Joi Taylor, Lindsay Marie Joslin and Hailey Lynn Joslin; one sister, Roma Randall of Omaha; and one brother, Lloyd J. Nielsen of Blair.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Darlene Gleeson.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lydia Andersen, 98
Lydia Andersen, 98, of Pioneer Retirement Community Center in Fergus Falls, Minn., died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at the center.
Lydia. Andersen was born March 12, 1899, in Herman to Edward and Elsie ( Meyers ) Stulgies. She was baptized on May 12, 1899, in Washington County and grew up and worked on the family farm in Neola, Iowa. On April 17, 1918, she married Herman F. Andersen in Neola. They lived on a farm near her parents ' farm. They moved to Omaha and then to Blair. In 1955, they moved to Battle Lake, Minn. and in 1961, they moved to Fergus Falls. Since January 1993, she had lived in Fergus Falls at the center. She had worked at the Ottertail Nursing Home and the Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls.
Survivors are her son and daughter - in - law, Marvin and Ellen Andersen of Underwood, Minn.; a daughter and son - in - law, Mary Evelyn and Jerry Rowlett of Norfolk, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; 30 great - grandchildren; 20 great - great - grandchildren; her sister, Marie Hegarty of Omaha and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman in September 1977; a brother, Ernest Stulgies; two sisters, Emma Koepke and Clara Dose and a granddaughter, Diana Norgren.

Margaret Appel
Margaret Apple died in early February 1998.
She had lived in Maple Lake, Minn., for many years after moving away from Blair.
Among her survivors is her sister, Eileen Jordan and a sister - in - law, Christine Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Appel, who died as the result of a heart - attack in September 1997.

Shirley Knight, 60
Shirley Mae Knight, 60, of Blair, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at Memorial Community Hospital.
Services were Wednesday at First Christian Church. Rev. David Ludwick officiated. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Shirley Mae. Knight was born Aug. 19, 1937, in Blair to Milford and Luzetta ( Metzler ) Campbell. On March 2, 1954, she married Lloyd Keith Knight in Blair. She worked at Lacy 's Cafe, Dana College and for 21 years at Memorial Community Hospital. She was active with the Blair Share Program.
Survivors are her husband, Keith of Blair; a daughter and son - in - law, Mary and Kevin Pille of Herman; two grandchildren, Sarah Canterbury of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. and Keith of St. Paul, Minn.; and a brother, Melvin Campbell of Blair.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Raymond Campbell.

Donna Goebel, 70
Donna I. Goebel, 70 of Lincoln, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at Gate No. 2.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.
Donna I. Goebel was born in Bartlett, Neb.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Sheryl Goebel and Frank and Colleen Goebel, all of Lincoln and Joseph and Debra Goebel of Blair; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Roger Brown, Omaha; Diana and Steven Mata and Theresia and Tom Cannizzo, all of Chicago, Ill.; Janeece and Larry McNew, Lincoln; Rita and Ken Spicer, Atlanta, Ga.; and Stephanie and Jim Schlehuber, Omaha; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond M. Goebel.
Memorials may be given in care of the family.

Walter Miller, 90
Walter Fredrick Miller, 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services were Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah. Rev. Peggy Cooper and Rev. Kenneth A. Jensen officiated. Burial was in the Tekamah Cemetery.
Walter Fredrick Miller was born July 12, 1907, in rural Herman, the third of eight children born to Peter and Emma ( Janssen ) Miller. He was baptized and confirmed in the Vacoma German Lutheran Church. He grew up in the rural Hooper and Herman areas and attended Bell Center School and the Herman Public Schools. On Aug. 7, 1935, he married Mary Caroline Newell at Blair. They began farming in the rural Tekamah area in 1935. He had lived at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for the past 1 1 / 2 years.
He was Nebraska State Corn Picking Champion in 1961, 1962 and 1963 and competed at the national level as a representative of the state of Nebraska and International Harvester. He was a long-time member of the Farm Bureau and the National Farmers' Organization and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Janet and David Coleman of Escondido, Calif.; two sisters, Viola West of Herman and Maxine Bragg of Council Bluffs, Iowa; several cousins and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Caroline; an infant son, Walter Lee; a daughter, Nancy Kathleen; three sisters, Lucy Sheets, Louella Metzler and Roma Gilliland; and two brothers, Delmar Miller and Lester Miller.
Casket bearers were Larry Jackson, Dennis Connealy, John Eriksen, Jim Jensen, Ken Robertson and Ralph Anderson, Jr.
Honorary casket bearers were Jim West, Leon Bragg, Gordon Cram, Herbert Gamet, Donald McCain and Donald Miller.
Diane Kindler was organist.
Memorials may be given to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair or the Burt County Museum in Tekamah.
Hamel-Peck-Pelan Funeral Home in Tekamah was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Saltzman, 90
Evelyn M. Saltzman, 90. of Fremont died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at the Fremont Care Center in Fremont.
Services were Saturday at Rozanek and Son Colonial Chapel in Fremont. Rev. Leland Foreman of First Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in the Tekamah Cemetery.
Evelyn M.. Saltzman was born June 30, 1907, in Loup City, Neb., the daughter of Christopher B. and Rebecca M. ( Keller ) Haines. She was raised on a ranch near Lakeside, Neb. until she was 18 years old. She then was a midwife and cook for ranch owners in western Nebraska until her marriage to Harold E. Saltzman in 1938. They farmed in Nashville, Neb., from 1938-1971. In 1971, they purchased 40 acres in Fullerton, Neb., where she farmed until 1976. She then moved to Texas and lived with her daughter until 1982 when she moved to Blair. She lived in Blair from 1982 to 1984; living in Omaha from 1984 to 1992. She had lived in Fremont since 1992.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fremont.
Survivors are daughters Margaret L. ( Mrs. Abner ) Koehn of Jackson, Tenn.; Mary D. ( Mrs. Wayne ) Goetz of Hillsdale, Kan.; and Mickie ( Mrs. David ) Karlin of Fremont; a sister, Lucille West Young of Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; cousins, Wayne Keller of Oshkosh, Neb. and Gloria ( Keller ) Bell of Boise, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Tille Haines and Helen Quell; brothers, Ben Haines, Emerson Haines, Roy Haines and Forest Haines and a cousin, Lloyd Keller.

Agnes Hilgenkamp, 98
Agnes Hilgenkamp, 98, of Fremont died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Services were Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. David Loeschen officiated. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery at Fremont.
Mrs. Hilgenkamp was born July 8, 1899, to Gottlieb and Emma ( Jacob ) Hartung on the family farm near Fontanelle. She was baptized on July 30, 1899, and confirmed on May 4, 1913, both events taking place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, north of Arlington. On May 4, 1922, she married Evie H. Hilgenkamp at Arlington. They farmed north of Arlington, later farming her family's farm south of Fontanelle. In 1945, they moved into Fremont. She worked for several businesses in Fremont, including the Vienna Bakery, Kindler's Cafe and the Dodge County Hospital's cafeteria, before retiring.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont and a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.
Survivors are three daughters and son - in - law, Mrs. Jeanette Phillippe of Maxwell, Neb.; Betty and Harold Koser of Loysville, Penn.; and Mrs. Doris Reis of Fremont; three sons and daughters - in - law, Morris and Betty Hilgenkamp of Kearney, Neb.; Arnold and Jan Hilgenkamp of Plymouth, Minn., and Robert Hilgenkamp of Fremont; 16 grandchildren; 30 great - grandchildren; four great - great - grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Dorsey of Omaha and Lorraine ( Mrs. Gordon ) Spangler of Arlington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Evie, in February 1969; two grandchildren; two great - grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.
Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont was in charge of arrangements.

George Campbell, 82
George E. Campbell, 82, of Blair, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Blair. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
George E. Campbell was born Dec. 4, 1915, in Blair to J. E. and Blanche L. (Hoover) Campbell. He graduated form Blair High School in 1933. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. On Aug. 4, 1939, he married Harriett Wilson in Blair. He attended Mortuary Science School in Kansas City and was in business with his father. After his father's death, he continued in the business until retiring in 1978. He also worked for the postal department for 30 years, retiring from that job in 1974.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Blair Volunteer Fire Department. He was instrumental in the building of the present Blair Golf Club.
Survivors are his brother, J. H. Campbell, North Bend, Ore.; nephews and nieces, Ron and Connie Sylvis, Jim Campbell, Bob Wilson, Pam Gunlicks, Richard Vinton, Barbara Randall and Susie Stodola; grandnieces and grandnephews and special friends, Fred and Fran Aman and family and Craig and Ronna Saylor and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Harriett, in 1996; and a sister, Virginia Bauer.
Memorials may be directed to the Blair Rescue Squad.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte Marshall, 95
Charlotte J. "Lottie" Marshall, 95, of Arlington died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Arlington Community Church. Dr. Charles V. Lee will officiate. Burial will be in the Arlington Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mrs. Marshall was born March 20, 1902, in rural Arlington to Fred and Katherine ( Hartung ) Heuerman. She grew up and lived in the Arlington area all her life. She moved into Arlington in 1966 and had lived at Arbor Manor in Fremont since January 1988. On Sept. 5, 1928, she married James O. Marshall at Marysville, Kan.
She was a member of Arlington Community Church and was a charter member of the church circle. She was also a member of the What - So - Ever Extension Club at Arlington.
Survivors are a son, W. J. "Jim" Marshall of Gordonville, Tex.; two daughters, Jeanne Rosenbaum of Burnsville, Minn. and Beverly ( Mrs. Roscoe ) Osterman of Fremont; six grandchildren and 12 great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, Arthur Heuerman, Chet Heuerman and Fred Heuerman; seven sisters, Florence Heuerman, Martha Peterson, Elva McChesney, Edna Schmidt, Emma Smith, Lucille Mefford and an infant.
Pallbearers will be Randall Osterman, Terry Cheshier, Gary Hennen, Kirk Marshall, Fred Heuerman and Monnie Peterson.
Memorials may be given to the Arlington Community Church.

Genevieve Slader, 83
Genevieve Roberta Slader, 83, died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at her home in Fort Calhoun.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Sievers - Sprick Funeral Home.
Genevieve Roberta Slader was born May 4, 1914, in St. Louis, Mo., to Bernard Dorsey and Elizabeth Reed. She grew up in Lincoln, Neb. and attended the University of Nebraska there, receiving a degree in English. On Dec. 4, 1941, she married Dean C. Slader in Omaha. She was the museum curator for the Washington County Historical Museum.
She was a member of the Fort Calhoun Women's Club, Washington County Historical Association and served on its board of directors, the Nebraska State Historical Society and was a charter member of the Fort Atkinson Foundation.
Survivors are two sons, Dean S. Slader and John D. Slader; two daughters, Susan G. Slader Bennerotte and Martha A. Slader Haines; seven grandchildren and one brother, Robert Hummel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean C. Slader.
Memorials may be given to the Washington County Historical Association or the Omaha Literacy Council.


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