|Nora L. Franke, 94
Nora L. Franke, 94, of Fremont and formerly of Arlington, died Wednesday,
Sept. 2, 1998, at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Services were Friday, Sept. 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont.
Rev. David Loeschen officiated. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
east of Winslow.
Nora L. Gieselmann was born Jan. 24, 1904, in Arlington to Herman and
Anna (Beugholt) Gieselmann. She grew up on a farm northeast of Arlington.
On Nov. 23, 1926, she married Howard Franke at Arlington. The couple lived
10 miles west and one mile south of Herman. In September of 1971, she moved
to Fremont. In July of 1994, she moved to Arbor Manor.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Fremont, Jolly Friendship
Club, a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington and a
former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church east of Hooper.
She is survived by two sons and daughters - in - law, Maynard and Rose
Franke and Eugene and Jennie Franke, all of Fremont; a daughter and son
- in - law, Irene and Paul Sherod of Arlington; a sister, Edna Bartling
of Fremont; six grandchildren; 10 great - grandchildren and two great -
great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard on April 17, 1971;
her parents; five brothers, William Gieselmann, Edward Gieselmann, Martin
Gieselmann, Paul Gieselmann and Walter Gieselmann and three sisters, Martha
Flake, Elsie Greunke and Ella Gieselmann.
Pallbearers were Pernell Franke, Jerry Franke, Greg Franke, Shawn Franke,
Scott Franke and Jeremy Dougherty.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont.
Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont was in charge of arrangements.
Gary W. Mundorf, 51
Gary W. Mundorf, 51, of San Pedro, Calif., a Blair native, died Thursday,
Aug. 27, 1998, at his home.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Gamby Chapel, Lomita, Calif.
Rev. Richard Freeman of the Ocean View Baptist Church officiated. Burial
was in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Gary Willus Mundorf was born Oct. 5, 1946 in Blair to Willus and Bernice
Mundorf. He graduated from Blair High School in 1965. When he was 19, he
drove to California in his Corvette. He worked at Todd Shipyards in Carson
as welding supervisor. His innovative and creative concept of converting
Jaguar engines grew into a prosperous business. He had lived in the San
Pedro area for 29 years and operated his business of Jag's Services, Inc.,
at Carson, Calif.
He was survived by his wife, Michelle; one son, Gary Jr. of Harbor
City, Calif.; one daughter, Sonya Scott and her husband, Adam of Harbor
City; his parents, Willus and Bernice Mundorf of Blair; two brothers, Dennis,
and his wife, Dianna, of Omaha and Steve of Atlantic, Iowa; two sisters,
Linda Briggs, and husband, George, of Herman and Carol Sparks of Lawrence,
Kan.; two grandsons, Christopher Scott and Isaiah Scott of Harbor City
and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair
where his grandmother, Syrilda Mundorf, lived for many years before her
death in 1997.
The Rev. Obert W.F. Kruger of Hooper, formerly of Fremont, died Saturday,
Sept. 19, 1998, at the Hooper Care Center.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Fremont with the Rev. David Loeschen officiating. Graveside services
will be 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery north of Arlington.
Visitation with the family receiving friends will be Tuesday from 5
to 7 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will continue
at the church one hour prior to service.
Donald P. Bucklin, 69
Donald P. Bucklin, 60, of Phoenix, Ariz., a Blair native, died Tuesday,
Oct. 6, 1998.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at St. Paul's Catholic
Church, 330 W. Coral Gables Dr., Phoenix.
Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Hansen Mortuary,
8314 N. 7th St., Phoenix.
Donald Paul Bucklin was born May 16, 1929, in Blair to Leslie Henry
and Adella (Jorgensen) Bucklin. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War
II. In 1950, he married Dorothea Allen. He had worked as an executive sales
He is survived by his wife, Dorothea, of Phoenix; a daughter, Barbara
Arsena of Cleveland, Ohio; a son, Dr. Donald Bucklin of Phoenix; a brother,
Leslie Bucklin, of Blair; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are suggested to Valley of the Sun ALS Association, 3507
N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Ariz., 85012.
Merrill A. 'Bill' Abshire, 90
Merrill A. "Bill" Abshire, 90, of Arlington died Wednesday, Oct. 7,
1998, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Arlington Community Church.
Rev. Shirley Schmidt officiated.
Merrill A. "Bill" Abshire was born Sept. 19, 1908, at Sidney, Iowa,
to Ethan and Maybelle Abshire. On Dec. 25, 1929, he married Lucille Brown
at Hamburg, Iowa. He had lived at Omaha until moving to Arlington in 1940.
He farmed near Arlington.
He was a member of the Arlington Community Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille of Blair; sister, Murilla Sterling
of Lincoln; two brothers - in - law, Willis Brown of Fremont and Ralph
Brown of Omaha; sister - in - law, Luella King, of Pennsylvania; and three
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Pallbearers were Donald Lottman, Dan Connick, Jon Strenger, Ralph Brown,
Mick Sterling and Michael Moeller.
Memorials are suggested to Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home in Arlington was in charge of arrangements.
Joel D. Albers, 28
Rev. Joel D. Albers, 28, of Naperville, Ill., a Blair native, died
on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, following an automobile accident in western
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Roseville Lutheran Church in
Roseville, Minn., where he had been confirmed and later ordained as a Lutheran
Joel David Albers was born on Dec. 1, 1969, in Blair to Rev. Robert
and Sonia (Syverson) Albers. He was baptized into the Christian faith at
First Lutheran Church on Jan. 4, 1970. He attended elementary school in
Blair where his father served First Lutheran Church from 1968 to 1979.
He also attended elementary school in Claremont, Calif., and junior and
senior high school in Roseville, Minn. He receive his bachelor of arts
degree with majors in sociology / geography / anthropology in 1992 from
Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. He had been instrumental
in developing a men's volleyball club, served as a collegiate fellow in
residential housing, worked in the admissions office and was appointed
as an academic assistant in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Department in his senior year. He worked for one year with the Lutheran
Volunteer Corp. in Chicago, Ill, where he coordinated volunteers at the
Greater Chicago Food Depository. He enrolled at the Lutheran School of
Theology in Chicago in 1993. He participated in the Gospel Choir, worked
in the admissions office and did his contextual parish work at Resurrection
Lutheran Church in Chicago. He interned at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba,
Mich. He graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology in 1997 with a
master of divinity degree. After his ordination, he was called as an associate
pastor to Alleluia Lutheran Church in Naperville. His work included special
responsibility in youth and family.
He is survived by his parents of St. Paul, Minn., his sister, Joyce
Albers of Roseville; a brother and sister - in - law, Stephen Albers and
Heidi, and their children Emily and Nathaniel of Shoreview, Minn.; and
a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louise and Melvin Syverson
and Helen and Herbert Albers.
An endowed scholarship fund will be established at Lutheran School
of Theology at Chicago for students preparing for pastoral ministry. Memorials
are suggested to the fund.
Otto H. Barjenbruch, 85
Otto H. Barjenbruch, 85, of Columbus, whose relatives live in Blair,
died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at the Columbus Manor.
Services were Monday, Oct. 12, at Christ Lutheran Church in rural Columbus.
Rev. John E. Nelson, Jr., officiated. Burial was in the Christ Lutheran
He is survived by two daughters and a son - in - law, Corrinne Wurdeman
of Columbus and Jane and Milt Heinrich of Blair; three sons and their daughters
- in - law, Charles and Ella Barjenbruch of Leigh, Dean and Marian Barjenbruch
of Scribner and Jim and Diane Barjenbruch of Leigh; 13 grandchildren and
eight great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, in 1997; and five sisters,
Ida, Olga, Clara, Alvina and Leona Morlok.
Memorials are suggested to The Lutheran Hour or the family's choice.
Gass - Haney Funeral Home in Columbus was in charge of arrangements.
Earl H. Martens, 81
Earl H. Martens, 81, of Fremont, formerly of Arlington, died Saturday,
Oct. 10, 1998, at the Fremont Area Medical Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Ludvigsen
Mortuary in Fremont. Rev. Dr. William Deahl officiated. Burial will be
in Ridge Cemetery.
Earl H. Martens was born March 6, 1917, at Elkhorn to Ferdinand and
Lena (Sachs) Martens. He moved to Arlington in 1936 and then to Fremont
in 1947. In Fremont, he had worked for the Bob Sloan Service Station, Willison's
Plumbing, Fremont Hatchery, Buckridge Plumbing & Heating Company, and
for the Mead Ordinance Plant. On Nov. 21, 1951, he married Esther L. Snyder
He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Fremont.
He is survived by his wife, Esther, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Memorials are suggested to the Calvary United Methodist Church.
Ludvigsen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy G. Thompson, 87
Dorothy G. Thompson, 87, of Arlington died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998,
at the Fremont Area Medical Center.
Graveside services were Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Arlington Cemetery.
Rev. Shirley Schmidt officiating.
Dorothy G. Masters was born July 27, 1911, in Blair to Fred and Lillie
(Woods) Masters. She grew up in Blair and was a 1929 graduate of Blair
High School . She attended a summer session at Midland College in Fremont.
She then taught at the Masters School southeast of Arlington and later
south of Blair. On June 7, 1933, she married Vernon C. Thompson in Arlington.
The couple farmed north of Arlington and moved into town in 1966. She had
resided at the Thompson Apartments in Arlington for the last 21 years.
She is survived by two sons and daughters - in - law, Lyle and JoAnne
Thompson of Mound City, Mo., and Duane and Sharon Thompson of Arlington;
a daughter and son - in - law, Vivian and Bobbie Gorman of Marion, Iowa;
a brother and sister - in - law, Edgar and Nell Masters of Nixa, Mo.; eight
grandchildren and six great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, he husband, Vernon on Nov.
10, 1990; and two brothers, Fred Masters, Jr. and Loren Masters.
Memorials are suggested to the Arlington Community Church or the Arlington
Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home in Arlington was in charge of arrangements.
Marcella A. Zimmerman, 92
Marcella Z. Zimmerman, 92 , of Blair died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at
Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Services were Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Blair.
Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Marcella Ehernberger was born July 8, 1906, in Schuyler to Stephen
and Margaret (Kaasch) Ehernberger. On Jan. 4, 1935, she married R.D. Zimmerman,
Sr., in Grand Island. She assisted with bill collections in the early years
for Blair Transfer, which was owned and operated by her husband, "Bus,"
and his partner, Harvey Simpson. She had lived in Blair for more than 50
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge.
She is survived by one son, R.D. "Moose" Zimmerman, Jr., of Blair;
two daughters, Joyce and husband, Paul Robinson, of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
and Marcelyn Rexroth Lund of Blair; five grandchildren; nine great - grandchildren
and four great - great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R.D and her parents.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church's elevator
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Eleanor DeVinney Jensen, 87
Eleanor DeVinney Jensen, 87, a prominent Washington County farm woman,
now of San Mateo, Calif., died Sunday, August 16, 1998, in San Mateo.
A memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998,
at the Herman Federated Church. Rev. David Masten will conduct the service.
A reception will follow.
She had granted her body to the Stanford University Medical Research
School for detailed rheumatoid arthritis study. After this study, she will
be buried with the Jensen family in the Blair Cemetery.
Eleanor DeVinney was born March 2, 1911, in Chunchula, Ala., to Joseph
and Marie DeVinney. Six years later the DeVinney family returned to a family
farm near Blair. She graduated from Blair High School in 1928 with high
honors and was a state champion in debate. She taught in the eight - grade
March country school. On May 20, 1932, she married Alton Byron Jensen.
The couple farmed seven miles north of Blair. She moved to San Mateo recently
to be near her son and his family.
She helped found and promote the Federation of Women's Clubs in Nebraska,
Blair Bench Club, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Blair Community Hospital, Pleasant
View Sunday School, Herman Eastern Star and the Herman Federated Church.
She was survived by her daughter, Sally, of Omaha; her son, Larry,
and his wife, Noriko, of San Mateo; her sister, Irene Davis of Truckee,
Calif.; her stepsister Lucile Smith of Blair; three grandchildren, Dirk
Byron and his wife, Dawn, of San Mateo; Brooke Alise Jensen of San Francisco;
Nels Joseph of San Jose; and two great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton, in 1985 and a daughter
- in - law, Jan Alise, in 1974.
Paul Vincent 'P.V.' Hansen, Jr., 67
Paul Vincent "P.V." Hansen, Jr., 67, of Kenosha, Wis., a former Blair
resident, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in Albuquerque, N.M., after a short
illness of lung cancer.
Services were Friday, Oct. 16, at St. Mary's Lutheran Church in Kenosha.
Burial was in Green Ridge Cemetery in Kenosha.
Paul Vincent "P.V." Hansen, Jr., was born May 18, 1931, in Salt Lake
City, to Paul V., Sr., and Ethel Matilda (Tollander) Hansen. He was baptized
in 1932 in Oklahoma City and later moved to Blair. He was a 1948 graduate
of Blair High School. In 1952, he graduated from Dana College with a bachelor
of arts degree in chemistry. He received his master of science degree in
chemistry from Northwestern University in 1954. On April 2, 1955, he married
Greta Dahlberg at Nebo Lutheran Church in Chicago. From 1954 to 1956, he
had worked at Swift & Company in Chicago as a research chemist. As
an assistant professor of chemistry, he taught at Dana College from 1956
to 1960. In 1962, he went to Carthage College and taught chemistry for
32 years and retired in 1994 as department chairman. He was a Professor
Emeritus of Carthage College and a member of the American Chemical Society.
He had earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Nebraska
- Lincoln in 1965.
He was a member of St. Mary's Lutheran Church where he had served on
the facility planning committee, the stewardship and the call committees,
the church council and the worship, music and arts committees. He was a
member of the church's Liturgical Choir and St. Mary's Bells. He was a
member of the committee for Boy Scout Troop 533. He also volunteered at
the Shalom Center Soup Kitchen and was an advocated for recycling and the
He is survived by his wife, Greta, of Kenosha; two sons, Philip Christian
of Temecula, Calif., and Peter August of Indianapolis; one daughter, Karen
Astrid Hansen of Kokomo, Ind.; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Lutheran Church or Dana College
Piasecki - Althaus - Thullin Funeral Home in Kenosha was in charge
Durward L. 'D.L.' Sidebottom, Sr., 90
Durward L. "D.L." Sidebottom, Sr., 90, of Blair died Tuesday, Oct.
27, 1998, at the Good Shepherd Home in Blair.
Services were Thursday, Oct. 29, at the First United Methodist Church
in Blair. Burial was at 2 p.m. in the Odebolt, Iowa, Cemetery.
Durward L. "D.L." Sidebottom was born on May 25, 1908, in Hancock,
Iowa, to Samuel A. And Ethel (Baker) Sidebottom. He attended school in
Spencer, Iowa. On Dec. 14, 1933, he married Edith Dunning in Omaha. The
couple moved to Nashville where D.L. began farming. In 1943, they moved
south of Blair where he continued farming and started a joint cattle feeding
operation with August Ruser. Due to health problems, his doctor suggested
that he slow down, so he began an insurance business. However, farming
and cattle feeding were still a part of his life until 1973. The couple
moved to Blair in 1967. He moved into the Good Shepherd Home in the fall
He is survived by a son and daughter - in - law, Bud and Margaret Sidebottom,
Jr., of Blair; three daughters and sons - in - law, Edith and Ray Satterfield
of Blair, Mary Ann and Dennis Laaker of Bennington and Ethel and Paul Saathoff
of Omaha; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Marcia and Mitch Law,
Sharon and Steve Ray, Beth and Larry Ratfield, Jim and MaryLou Satterfield,
and David Satterfield, all of Blair, Janis Satterfield of Fremont, Michael
Laaker of Bennington and Matthew Saathoff of Omaha; 10 great - grandchildren
and one great - great grandchild.
D.L. was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edith, in September
of 1991; one daughter Donna Mae; one son, Charles; and one brother, Sam.
Memorials may be directed to the building fund at First United Methodist
Church or the Good Shepherd Home.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Raymond J. Peters, 79
Raymond J. Peters, 79, of Arlington and formerly of Washington, died
Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at the Fremont Area Medical Center.
Services were Tuesday, Nov. 10, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Bennington. Rev. John A. Pierson officiated. Burial was in Prairie
View Cemetery near Washington.
Raymond J. Peters was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Washington to William
and Anna (Rosenkilde) Peters. He grew up between Washington and Arlington
and attended Mattes School in Washington County. He was a lifetime resident
of Washington County. He farmed for several years then worked for Chicago
- Northwestern Railroad for several years. On Sept. 11, 1941, he married
Rosie Luschen in Bennington. He then returned to farming as well as working
part time for J.C. Robinson Seed Co. at Waterloo. In 1972, he left farming
and worked full time at the seed company until his retirement in 1984.
The couple had moved to Arlington in 1982.
He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Rosie; a daughter and son - in - law, Joan
and Paul Sorensen, and a son and daughter - in - law, Ronald and Janel
Peters, all of Arlington; four grandchildren, Paula (Mrs. Randy) Schneider,
Rhonda (Mrs. Steve) Thompson, Rachel (Mrs. Jon) Rosenthal and Chris Sorensen
and his fiancee, Sarah; and two great - grandchildren, Coartney and Olivia
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home in Arlington is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph A. Roberts, 88,
Joseph A. Roberts, 88, of Blair, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at his
daughter's home in Craig. Mr. Roberts was cremated.
Joseph Arthur Roberts was born Nov. 30, 1909, in Dunlap, Iowa, to Willis
and Vesta (Pounds) Roberts. He graduated from Dunlap High School in 1927.
He then moved to Omaha were he spent most of his adult life until his retirement
to Blair in 1972. He was a carpenter by trade. On June 26, 1932, he married
Verda Pinkerman in Papillion.
He is survived by his wife, Verda; one son, Denny D. Roberts of Casseville,
Mo.; two daughters, Denise Shaw of Craig and Claire Berglund of Beaverton,
Ore.; a sister, Altha Roberts, of LaVista; six grandchildren and six great
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a son, Douglas
Memorial contributions may be made to the Burt - Washington Hospice,
P.O. Box 250, Blair, 68008.
Boyd E. Braman Mortuary in Omaha was in charge of arrangements.
Richard T. Sievers, 97
Richard T. Sievers, 97, a lifelong resident and community leader in
Fort Calhoun, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, following a brief illness.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 7, at Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Gregg Miller officiated. Burial was in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
Solomon Lodge 10 had conducted a Masonic service on Friday evening.
Richard T. Sievers was born May 9, 1901, in Fort Calhoun to William
and Anna (Sierk) Sievers. He had served as a funeral director since 1929
and served as state officer of the Nebraska Funeral Director's Association.
He had been the city clerk and chaired the Planning Board. He was a founding
director of the Fort Calhoun State Bank. He married Clara Klindt in 1926.
She died in 1950. In 1954, he married Clara Remmers, who preceded him in
death in 1995.
His community activities included 25 years on the school board; 40
years on the Volunteer Fire Department, serving 20 years as its chief and
22 years on the Omaha Public Power District Board. He had received an award
recently for his 75 - year membership in the Masonic Lodge. He was a member
of the Shrine and Royal Arch Commandary and Naomi Chapter 121 of the Order
of the Eastern Star.
He is survived by two daughters and sons - in - law, Lois and Bill
Winkler of Oklahoma City and Carol and Duane Sprick of Fort Calhoun; a
sister, Dorothy, of Fort Calhoun; seven grandchildren and 15 great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; one daughter, Emilie,
and one brother, Walter.
Pallbearers were Dwight DuBois, Carl Grotelueschen, Nate Grotelueschen,
Al Kansa, Michael Kansa, Richard Orthwein and Richard Winkler.
His daughter, Carol Sprick, played the organ. Joanne Slader played
Sievers - Sprick, the funeral home where Mr. Sievers had carried on
the family business, was in charge of arrangements.
Gary D. Andrews, 49
Gary D. Andrews, 49, of Marshall, Texas, a Blair High School alumnus,
died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview,
Services were Monday, Nov. 16, at the Austin St. Chapel of the Sullivan
Funeral Home, Marshall. Rev. Jerry Thomas officiated. Burial was in Algoma
Cemetery - North in Marshall.
Gary Douglas Andrews was born Aug. 1, 1949, in Wayne to Kermit and
Rayoma (Heikes) Andrews. He received his education in the Blair Public
Schools. On April 10, 1971, he married Jannie Fay Harris in Fort Worth,
Texas. He served as an instruments specialist in the U.S. Air Force from
December 1967 to November 1987.
He played quarterback for the Royal Air Force Mildenhall and RAF Alconbury
teams while stationed at both bases. He was the league's leading quarterback
for the United Kingdom in the 1979 - 80 season.
He received the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster,
Achievement Medal, Outstanding Unit Award with valor and one oak leaf cluster,
National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze
service stars, Overseas Short Tour and Long Tour Ribbons, Longevity Service
Award Ribbon with four oak leaf clusters, NCO Professional Military Education
Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Training Ribbon,
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm, Vietnam Presidential Unit
Citation, Good Conduct Medal with five oak leaf clusters and the Republic
of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He was a member of the Marshall Men's Bowling Association and the Rusty
Rail Country Club, Jefferson, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Jannie, of Marshall; one son and daughter
- in - law, Scott Douglas and Jacki Andrews of Marshall; one daughter,
Stacey Dawn Jones of Marshall; two grandchildren, Maeghan Jones and Blake
Andrews of Marshall; his parents, Kermit and Rayoma Andrews of Bella Vista,
Ark.; one brother and sister - in - law, Larry and Yvonne Andrews of Omaha;
two nephews and one niece and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were Mitch Augustine, Raymond Bice, Morgan Muse, Brad Allen,
Jim Cummerford, Donald Beckner and honorary pallbearer was Jess Casey.
Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall was in charge of arrangements.
James C. Fauble, 84
James C. Fauble, 84, of Blair and a Council Bluffs, Iowa, native, died
Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Boem - Belford Funeral
Home in Council Bluffs. Rev. John Emslie, Jr., of Trinity Lutheran Church,
Blair, will officiate. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery in Council
James C. Fauble was born Dec. 2, 1913, to Clarence B. and Edith (Whitmore)
Fauble in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was educated in the Council Bluffs Schools.
On Dec. 24, 1939, he married Lillian "Billie" Johnson. The couple lived
in Council Bluffs and later moved to California. He worked as a building
engineer for the Sheraton Hotel in Crestline, Calif. The couple had lived
in Blair for 11 years.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian, of Blair; one daughter, Sandra
(Mrs. Donald) Hinman of Blair; three sisters, Helen Caughey of Blue Hill
and June Prior and Zoru Swain of Lynn Haven, Fla.; six grandchildren; 11
great - grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair.
Beem - Belford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ingrid M. Matzen, 73
Ingrid M. Matzen, 73, of Blair, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at Immanuel
Hospital in Omaha.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Emmaus Lutheran
Church in Kennard. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Ingrid Maren Jensen was born Sept. 1, 1925, at Exira, Iowa, to Rev.
P.C. and Kirsten (Schmidt) Jensen. She attended school in Sidney, Mont.;
Blair and Kennard. She graduated from Kennard High School. She attended
nursing school in Omaha and received her Licensed Practical Nurse degree.
She worked for Good Shepherd Home for more than 15 years. On Dec. 22, 1944,
she married Clarence Matzen in Marysville, Kan. The couple had lived in
Blair since 1968.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence of Blair; four children, Larry
and wife, Kitty Matzen of Omaha, Cindy and husband, Clyde Rothfuss, Diana
Hansen and Susan and husband, Bob Trombo, all of Blair; nine grandchildren;
nine great - grandchildren; two sisters, Dania Hundtoft and Ellenora (Mrs.
Robert) Plugge, both of Blair.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Steven; one granddaughter,
Tracy Bolton; one brother, Ansger Jensen and one sister, Bertha Olsen.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Frances M. Shinnick, 89
Frances M. Shinnick, 89, of Omaha, a native of Washington County, died
Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, in Omaha.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 7 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Omaha.
Rev. James Brown, O.A.S., officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery
Frances Margaret Shinnick was born Aug. 9, 1909, in the Garryowen Township
of Washington County to James and Jane Shinnick, who were Irish settlers.
She had helped her parents with their farm work and then later worked in
domestic work. She had lived in Washington County until the early 1950s.
She retired in 1974.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Calhoun
and Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Omaha.
She is survived by several cousins, Louis Sully of Fort Calhoun, Mary
K. Miller of Blair, Ruth Laverty of Omaha and Patricia Nichols of Guam,
Sister Liz Sully, O.P., of Sinsinawa, Wis., John Kelly of Fort Calhoun,
Anita Peters, Kathleen Tenborg and Bernadette Mines of Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mary Clare
Pallbearers were Lou Sully, Jr., Mark Wilderman, Joe Miller, Rob Miller,
Bill Fitzgerald, Dave Miller and Mike Miller.
John A. Gentleman Mortuary, Westside, in Omaha was in charge of arrangements.
James Bauman, 72
James Bauman, 72, of Neligh, who has relatives in the area, died Thursday,
Nov. 19, 1998, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Beyer Funeral Home.
There will be no visitation. Burial will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery
in Neligh. Military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
James Bauman was born April 5, 1926, to Frank and Alice (Rainbow) Bauman
in Neligh. He attended school at Neligh where he graduated in 1943. He
enlisted in the Marine Corps on June 24, 1943, and served overseas in campaigns
at Bougainville in the Solomon Islands, Guam and Iwo Jima. He returned
to the United States in 1946 and re - enlisted. He was sent to Korea in
1950 and landed with the forces at Inchon. He was also in the battle of
Yndam - ni and Chosin Reservoir. He returned to the states after a little
over a year. He was also a part of the American Expeditionary Force in
Lebanon in 1959. He served at various posts and stations throughout the
United States and much of the world. He retired from the marines in 1964
as a master sergeant. He returned to Neligh and served for a brief time
as a deputy sheriff and also worked as a bartender. He married Mildred
(McAdams) Peetz on May 9, 1972, at Yankton, S.D. They lived in Neligh.
He served four years as president of the Antelope Country Club, during
which time an irrigation system was installed and a new clubhouse was built.
He was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5287
in Neligh and a lifetime member of the National Association for Uniformed
He is survived by his wife, Mildred; stepsons, Dr. Dwaine Peetz of
Omaha, Forrest Peetz of O'Neill, Thomas Peetz of Concord, N.H., and Michael
Peetz of St. Louis, Mo.; stepdaughters, Susan Ames of Neligh, Candace Pelster
of Lincoln, Kristina Zimmer of Hays, Kan., Stephanie Peetz of Omaha and
Kathryn Thiele of St. Paul; 28 step - grandchildren; a sister, Alice Donnelly
of Hooper and a sister - in - law, Fern of Blair.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Clarence J. Christensen, 79
Clarence J. Christensen, 79, of Herman, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998,
at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Campbell - Aman Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Clarence Christensen was born Feb. 5, 1919, at Herman to Morris and
Hattie (Petersen) Christensen. He attended the Broderson School in Herman.
On April 17, 1949, he married Leora Epperson in Herman. He farmed northwest
of Herman for nearly 50 years.
In 1998, Mr. Christensen was given a special award for having the nicest
garden in Herman.
He was survived by his son and daughter - in - law, Nels and Susan
Christensen of Blair; two grandchildren, Stacy and Candida and one great
- grandchild, Deven.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Leora in November
of 1997; one sister, Hazel Davis and two brothers, Dean and Glenn Christensen.
Virginia Soll, 68
Virginia Soll, 68, of Blair, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, at Immanuel
Hospital in Omaha.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 21, at First United Methodist Church.
Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Virginia Rasmussen was born July 17, 1930, in Blair to Carl and Carrie
(Iversen) Rasmussen. She lived her entire life in the Blair area. On March
28, 1964, she married Clifford Soll in Blair. She worked as a dental office
receptionist for 30 years and retired in 1991.
She was a member of First United Methodist church and the Memorial
Community Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Clifford; daughter, Kathleen Salsbury
of Blair; son and daughter - in - law, Mike and Sheryl Biffar of Blair;
five grandchildren, Charles and Hollie Salsbury, Joshua and Jared Biffar
and Kristin Magill; one great - granddaughter, Haleigh Lyne Salsbury; one
brother, Ivan Rasmussen of Blair and two sisters, Loretta Pruner of Omaha
and Leola Case of Oakland, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clifford; and
two sisters, Evelyn and Marie Rasmussen.
Memorials may be directed to the Blair Rescue Squad.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.