Miscellaneous Washington County, Nebraska Obituaries

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John "Jake" Andreasen, Jr., 56
John J. "Jake" Andreasen, Jr., 56, of Blair, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, in Blair.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home.
John J. "Jake" Andreasen. Jr., was born May 2, 1941, in Omaha to John and Helen ( Boruch ) Andreasen, Sr. He attended Blair Community Schools, graduating from Blair High School in 1959. He graduated from Dana College in 1963. On June 28, 1969, he married Karen Schneider in Omaha. He worked for Mutual of Omaha from 1963 to 1972. In 1972, he started the Talk O' The Town and operated the business until his death.
Survivors are his wife, Karen; sons and daughter - in - law, Michael and Liz Andreasen, Lincoln, Neb.; Thomas Andreasen, Blair; and Joseph Andreasen, Lincoln; daughters and son - in - law, Keri and Travis Fox, Lincoln and Mary Andreasen, Blair; his mother, Helen Andreasen, Blair; sisters and brothers - in - law, Mary and Rockford Shanks, Blair; Diane Wigg, Chanhassen, Minn.; and Jane and Michael Swain, Gardiner, Maine; and one brother, Dan Andreasen, Blair.
He was preceded in death by his father, John.
Memorials may be given to St. Francis Borgia Building Fund or the Liver Foundation.

Harold Bausch, 74
Harold L. Bausch, 74, died at his Fremont home Saturday, April 4, 1998.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Rev. John Whelan will officiate.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a wake service at 6:30 p.m. at Lattin Dugan - Chambers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.
Harold L. Bausch was born Jan. 26, 1924, at Leigh, Neb., where he was raised. He graduated from Leigh High School in 1942 and entered the Navy. He returned to Leigh in 1944 where he worked in the post office. He later became postmaster at Leigh and served in that position until 1973 when he moved to Fremont. On April 3, 1944, he married Lillian M. Fendrich at Leigh.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He had been active in square dancing since 1959 and was a nationally and internationally known square dance caller with 42 recordings. He had held calling clinics since 1965.
Survivors are four daughters, Veronica ( Mrs. Doyle ) Kauk of Hoxie, Kan.; Janice ( Mrs. Curt ) Recek of Fremont; Christina ( Mrs. Kelly ) Kobold of Ankeny, Iowa; and Deanna ( Mrs. Ray ) Norhenberg of Hooper; a son, Philip ( wife Jeanette ) Bausch of Lincoln; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Hall of Leigh; nine grandchildren and five great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian on Feb. 9, 1998, and one brother.

Ruby Mae Forsberg, 75
Ruby Mae Forsberg, 75, of Apache Junction, Ariz., died Thursday, April 2, 1998.
There will be a memorial service April 18 in Apache Junction with a later memorial service to be held in Blair.
Ruby Mae Forsberg was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Washington County, Neb. to Henry and Minnie Klindt. She was the wife of John A. Forsberg of Apache Junction.

Robert Ryan, 76
Robert W. Ryan, 76, of Blair died at his home Saturday, April 4, 1998.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Robert W.. Ryan was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Blair to James and Hannah ( Jensen ) Ryan. He attended the Rose Hill Elementary School and graduated from Blair High School. He started with Kelly Ryan Manufacturing Co. in 1946 as the bookkeeper and was still active in the company at the time of his death. On Dec. 28, 1952, he married Lucille Sass in Omaha.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a past member of the Blair Volunteer Fire Department and a charter member of the Blair Kiwanis Club.
Survivors are his wife, Lucille; a son and daughter - in - law, Steve and Linda Ryan; daughters and sons - in - law, Sally and John Masters and Paula and Rod Kuhl, all of Blair; nine grandchildren; four step - grandchildren; one great - granddaughter; one sister, Clarice Pence of Blair and one brother, Curtis Ryan of Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert Jones, Sr., 82
Herbert L. Jones, Sr., 82 of Blair died Monday, April 6, 1998, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at The Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Blair. Burial will be in Blair Cemetery.
Herbert L. Jones, Sr., was born May 29, 1915 in Gretna to Herbert L. and Blanche ( Wallace ) Jones. He attended school in Desoto and farmed in the Desoto and Arlington area until retiring in 1975. He then moved to Blair, where he lived at the time of his death. On Dec. 24, 1934, he married Margy L. Wilderson in Papillion. He joined the Army on March 20, 1944, and served with the 30th Infantry Division known as Old Hickory. They fought from Normandy to the Elbe. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for wounds received in Germany on Nov. 25, 1944.
He was a member of the Blair Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Blair American Legion Post.
Survivors are his son and daughter - in - law, Ronald and Marilyn Jones of Fort Calhoun; a daughter - in - law, Joan ( Jones ) Kelley of Blair; six grandchildren; nine great - grandchildren; a sister, Lorraine Johnson of Blair and a brother, Bob Jones of Oakland, Neb.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Margy on Nov. 27, 1997; a son, Herbert Jones, Jr.; and a brother, Wallace Jones.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mardell E. Sanders, 63
Mardell E. Sanders, 63, of Fremont died March 29, 1998, following a brief illness.
Services were held April 3, 1998, at Westover Funeral Chapel. Rev. Daniel Parsch officiated. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery.
Mardell E. Laaker was born July 4, 1934, and was raised near Arlington. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Arlington. She married Ivan T. Sanders on Nov. 11, 1956. He died April 9, 1984. She had lived in Fremont, Omaha, Minneapolis, Minn., and for the past 19 years in Des Moines, Iowa.
She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Iowa. She was employed at Sears Credit Central in Des Moines, Iowa.
Survivors are a daughter, Vicky Sanders of Seattle, Wa.; A son, Byron Sanders of Des Moines, his wife, Christina, and one grandchild; Two brothers, Duane &40 and wife, Ila ) Laaker of Fremont; and Darrell Laaker of Nickerson; A sister, Marva &40 Mrs. Bob ) Dorfmeyer of Fremont.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and an infant brother.

Sondra Jackson, 43
Sondra S. Jackson, 43, of Westminster, Colo., died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at St. Anthony's North Hospital in Westminster.
Services were Saturday, April 4, at the Presbyterian Church in Fremont. Rev. Stephen Brownlee officiated. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Sondra S. Jackson was born Sondra S. Michaud on April 11, 1954, in Superior, Nebr.. Her family moved to Syracuse in 1956 and to Fremont in 1963. She graduated from Fremont Senior High School in 1972. On Nov. 28, 1977, she married Kim Jackson in Lincoln. She worked at the Tempo Store in Fremont from 1972 to 1981. She and her husband and owned Iron Mike's Restaurant in Fremont until 1982, when they moved to Lincoln. They moved to Westminster in 1986, where she worked in the office of Mervyn's Department Store.
Survivors are her husband; three sons, Derek Jackson, Alex Jackson and Chance Jackson, all of Westminster; her father, Bill Michaud of Fremont; three sisters, Nancy McCabe, Susan ( Mrs. Kelly ) Perry and Brenda ( Mrs. Martin ) Frye, all of Fremont and her mother - in - law and father - in - law, Leonard and Marilyn Jackson of Fremont.
She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents.
Memorials may be given to the Jackson Children Educational Fund.

Clyde Nelsen, 94
Clyde Nelsen, 94, of Blair died Friday, April 10, 1998, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Kennard Cemetery.
Clyde Nelsen was born Dec. 27, 1903, at Kennard to George H. and Myrtle ( Wright ) Nelsen. He attended school in Washington and Kennard. He drove truck for Elmer Wright, prior to attending auctioneering school in Indiana. He was an auctioneer for a number of years, and then moved to Michigan where he worked for a car dealer. He later moved to Iowa and worked for Moran Construction Company. In August of 1929, he married Mae A. Carlson at Fontanelle, Iowa. They moved to Blair where he owned and operated the Skelly Oil Station. After the sale of the station, he operated a feed store.
He was a past member of the Blair Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors are his sons and daughters - in - law, Don and Barbara Nelsen, Mesa, Ariz.; Clyde J. and Wanda Nelsen, Fort Calhoun; and Rev. Ronald and Corrine Nelsen, Keokuk, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 17 great - grandchildren; two sisters, Leola Jensen and Mildred ( Mrs. Harry ) Paulsen, both of Blair.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and one sister, Vera Johnson.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alvina Potter, 82
Alvina L. Potter, 82, of Blair died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services were Monday at the Herman Methodist Church. Burial was in the Herman Cemetery.
Alvina L. Potter was born May 27, 1915, in Otoe County, Nebr., to John and Lena ( Buckmann ) Hermann. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in Avoca, Neb. On March 12, 1938, she married Glen E. Potter in Nebraska City, Neb., She was a beautician and operated a shop in her home for several years.
Survivors are two daughters and son - in - law, Carolyn Potter of Blair and Barbara and Morris Golden of Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren; four great - grandchildren; and two sisters, Freida Forsberg of Arapahoe, Neb., and Sylvia Emmons of Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen in 1972; two sisters, Meta Rahlfs and Anna Knickman and two brothers, Bill Hermann and Harry Hermann.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Smith, 82
Robert R. Smith, 82, of Papillion and formerly of Beaver Lake and Fort Calhoun, died Friday, April 10, 1998, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sievers - Sprick Funeral Home in Fort Calhoun. Burial will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Smith was born May 16, 1915, in Iowa to Vern and Elsie ( Miller ) Smith. He grew up in Winner, S.D.; attended Winner High School before attending Yankton College in Yankton, S.D. He was the South Dakota State Champion in the 440 - yard sprint while at Yankton College. He also attended business college in Sioux City. On Feb. 24, 1934, he married Lillian Florence Wentworth in Yankton. He operated the Yankton Radiator Co. in Yankton before moving to Omaha. He also built racing cars and built, refurbished and played the organ.
Survivors are his wife, Florence, of Papillion; grandsons, Todd Smith and Douglas Smith, both of Omaha; a brother - in - law and his wife, Darrell F. and Inola Wentworth, St. Cloud, Minn.; and nieces, Dorcas Dahlheim, Lincoln, and Delores Jensen, San Jose, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Vern; and daughter, Carol Ann.

Lois Jorgensen, 73
Lois Jorgensen, 73, of Fremont died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Merrick Manor in Fremont.
Services were April 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. David Loeschen officiated. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery with the U.S. Flag Presentation by the Fremont Honor Guard of American Legion Post No. 20 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 854.
Lois Jorgensen was born Sept. 2, 1924, to Leo and Annie ( Victor ) Siercks in Wayne, Neb. She was baptized at the Lutheran Church in Wayne on Sept. 21, 1924. She was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Arlington on May 8, 1937. She grew up on the farm near Arlington, attended St. Paul's Lutheran School and graduated from Fremont High School. She served in the U.S. Army from January 1944 to March 1946. She was the recipient of the Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. Later she lived in Blair and worked at Western Electric in Omaha. On Jan. 2, 1971, she married Edwin Jorgensen in Fremont at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. They lived on a farm southwest of Hooper. They moved into Fremont in 1986.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors are her husband, Edwin; a son and daughter - in - law, Rick and Janet Seaman of Palo Alto, Calif.; a daughter and son - in - law, Shelly and Thomas Reames of Clovis, N.M.; a step - son and step - daughter - in - law, Duane and Kenny Jorgensen of San Antonio, Tex.; two grandchildren, Allison Seaman and Nathan Seaman; a step - grandson, Chad Jorgensen; two sisters, Adeline Kolbo of Fort Worth, Tex.; and Geraldine Hutchinson of Vancouver, Wash.; and a brother, Lloyd Siercks of Citrus Heights, Calif.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran School.
Ludvigsen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Kiger, 57
Robert F. Kiger, 57, of Fremont died Monday, April 13, 1998, at the Fremont Area Medical Center.
Services were April 17 at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fremont. Rev. Leland G. Uden officiated. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by the Fremont Honor Guard of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 854 and American Legion Post No. 20.
Robert F. Kiger was born April 25, 1940, at Omaha. He was a graduate of Fremont Senior High School. He moved with his family to Fremont in 1953 from Springfield. He served in the United States Army from Sept. 16, 1963, to Sept. 15, 1965, and was stationed in Korea. He and his brother, Bill, owned Wild Bill's Drive - In and Star Broiler Restaurant, both former Fremont businesses. In 1970, they started Kiger Brothers R - V Sales in Fremont. On May 22, 1967, he married Carrie A. Beebe at Fremont.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 200 of Fremont and the Eagles Camping Club. He served on the Timberwood Lake Association Board of Directors and was a former member of Izaak Walton League in Fremont.
He is survived by his wife, Carrie; a brother and sister - in - law, Bill and Sharon Kiger of Fremont and many cousins in Washington County.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Fremont Area Medical Center Oncology Department.
Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont was in charge of arrangements.

Harry "Jack" Rohwer, 88
Harry R. "Jack" Rohwer, 88, of Blair died Monday, April 20, 1998, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Burial will be in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
A prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Blair Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Survivors are a son and daughter - in - law, Marvin and Judy Rohwer of Blair; a daughter and son - in - law, Deloras and Larry Fifer of Commerce City, Colo.; ten grandchildren, Alan Rohwer, Angelia Rohwer, Duane Fifer, Brian Fifer, Danelle Fifer, Tom Schuller, Greg Schuller, Rob Schuller, Doug Schuller and Eric Schuller and six great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola on June 3, 1993; his parents; sisters, Ann, Kate and Minnie; and brothers, Claus, Henry, Carl and John.
Memorials may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.

Mary Anderson Vig, 96
Mary H. Anderson Vig, 96, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home after a brief stay there.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Blair Cemetery were memorial services at 11 a.m. that day at First Lutheran Church.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home.
Mary H. Anderson Vig was born in Blair Sept. 12, 1901, to Theodore and Julia Beck Anderson. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church. A life - long resident of Blair, she graduated from Blair High School in 1919. She first taught country school in Washington County and then attended Dana College. In 1923, she began her long teaching career in the Blair Elementary School system, teaching at West School from 1923 to 1947 and then from 1956 until her retirement in 1968. On June 29, 1946, she married Alfred Clarence "Clown" Vig, a former Blair mayor, after his return from World War II service with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater.
She was active in her church and as a volunteer at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.
Survivors are her son, Ronald Vig of rural Blair; her grandson, Jason; a sister - in - law, Vi Anderson and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1956; her parents and a brother, James.

Harold Lang, 76
Harold Ernest Lang, 76, of Blair died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, after suffering a heart attack at his home.
Services were April 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair. Burial was in the Herman Cemetery.
Harold Ernest Lang was born June 5, 1921, in Hooper, Neb., to Ernest and Emma ( Pawling ) Lang. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. On Sept. 8, 1942, he entered the U. S. Army at Ft. Crook, Neb. He attained the rank of master sergeant. He was discharged on Dec. 1, 1945. On Jan. 11, 1946, he married Mardelle Arlene Kuhlman in Blair. They lived and farmed south of Herman until retiring in 1983. They then moved to Blair where they lived at the time of his death.
He was a life - long member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of the Herman American Legion.
Survivors are his wife, Arlene of Blair; a son and daughter - in - law, Terry and Bonnie Lang of Herman; a daughter, Linda Lang of Omaha; granddaughters, Kyna Lang and Kelsey Lang; and brothers and sisters, Katherine Schuette of Hooper; Selma ( Mrs. Wes ) Haig of Albuquerque, N. M.; Elva ( Mrs. Roy ) Hansen of Blair; Fern ( Mrs. Orland ) Krohn of Hooper; Neil and Janet Lang of Arlington; Helen Lang of Blair and Donald and Shirley Lang of Blair.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Judy and a sister, Pearl Brodersen.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Leavada Feige, 89
Leavada E. Feige, 89, of Logan, Iowa died Monday, April 27, 1998, at the Westmont Care Center in Logan.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Schumacher Funeral Home in Logan.
Survivors are daughters and sons - in - law, Ione and Willis Gramkow of Logan; Dorothy and Stanley Taylor of Blair; son and daughter - in - law, Alve and Ilene Feige of Logan; grandchildren and great - grandchildren.

Donna Nielsen, 56
Donna Nielsen, 56, of Kennard died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Kennard Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, beginning at 9 a.m. with the family receiving friends and family from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Donna Nielsen was born March 25, 1942, in Omaha to Chris and Alice ( Annin ) Christensen. She married Harvey Nielsen in 1961 in Glenwood, Iowa. She had a 1976 Pacer car she enjoyed.
Survivors are her husband, Harvey of Kennard; two daughters, Chrystal Nielsen and Aliceann Speicher, both of Omaha; three grandchildren; two sisters and brothers - in - law, Jean and Richard Ulmer, Soldier, Iowa; and Barbara and Jerry Priefert of Omaha; a brother and sister - in - law, Chris and Karen Christensen of Kansas City, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

John Wrich, 73
John G. Wrich, 73, of Fremont died Thursday, April 23, 1998, at the Valhaven Nursing Center in Valley, Neb.
Graveside services were Saturday at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
John Wrich was born July 19, 1924 on the family farm near Kennard to John C. and Margretha ( Hansen ) Wrich. He attended Peaceful Hill School near his home. He served in the U. S. Army during 1946, receiving the Victory Medal. He worked at the Mead Ordinance Plant, on farms, at the Nixon Feed Mill and the Omaha School District No. 66. He moved to Fremont in August 1965. He first did janitorial work for several Fremont businesses and then went to work for American Freezer Services. He retired from there in August 1992 after 23 years of employment there. On Sept. 18, 1956, he married Ruth Schultz in the Bethlehem Mennonite Church in Bloomfield, Mont.
Survivors are a daughter, Catherine A. Wrich of Fremont; a son and daughter - in - law, Wilbur and Bonnie Wrich of Fremont; a grandson, Christopher Wrich of Fremont; a brother, Lawrence Wrich of Ashland; and two sisters and a brother - in - law, Margaret and Lyle Henley of Tekamah and Elsie Petersen of Fremont.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth on Oct. 28, 1996, his parents; and two brothers, Claus Wrich and Albert Wrich.
Ludvigsen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


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