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Phyllis Stafford, 77
Phyllis Anne Stafford, 77, of Norfolk died Friday, April 25, 1997 at Heritage of Bel Air.
A memorial service is pending. There will be no visitation as she donated her remains to the Nebraska Anatomical Board for research and educational purposes.
Stafford was born Oct. 24, 1919 in Gosper County, Nebr. to Henry and Rhoda Hanson. She graduated from Holbrook High School and was educated at Kearney State Teachers College and Dana College in Blair. She taught school for 32 years in Nebraska, including schools in Sumner, Creighton, Red Cloud and Arlington. On Feb. 14, 1942, she married Bill W. Stafford. They first lived near Fort Riley, Kans. After World War II, they lived in several Nebraska communities where they both taught school. They moved to Norfolk in 1988.
Survivors are her husband, Bill; a son and daughter - in - law, Richard and Kay of Norfolk; a granddaughter Sarah Baker and her husband, Bryan, of Papillion; a grandson, Eric Stafford of Lincoln; a sister, Betty Dewhurst and husband Don, of Sebastian, Fla. and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother and one sister.
Memorials may be directed to the Phyllis Stafford Scholarship Fund, c / o Arlington Community Church, Arlington, Nebr. 68002.
Howser - Fillmer Mortuary in Norfolk was in charge.

Clifford Alvin Andersen, 78
Clifford Alvin Andersen, 78 of California died April 7, 1997.
He is the nephew of Goldie Follen, Pearl Stricklett and Helen Skov, all of Blair.
Andersen was born on a farm outside Kennard, Nebr. Dec. 12, 1919 to Carl and Elizabeth Andersen. He was baptized in 1921 and confirmed in 1933. In 1937, his family moved to California and he followed after high school. He settled in the Los Angeles area and became a member of Olivet Lutheran Church. In 1944, he served his country during World War II in the Signal Corps, stationed in Manila.
On April 13, 1941 ( Easter Sunday ) he married Gladys Jensen. After the war, they moved to North Hollywood, Calif. While there they helped establish Valley Lutheran Church. In 1962, they moved to Granada Hills. They helped establish Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
He was a Boy Scout leader. He was a manufacturing engineer and retired in 1983. He was actively involved with the LAPD at the Granada Hills Community Service Center and the Volunteer Surveillance Team and helped at his church and other organizations, including Lutheran Social Services.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys and children, Dennis, Dwayla and Douglas, six grandchildren, Neil, Todd, Karis, Siri, Brandt and Emma; sisters, Clairbell Petersen, Lake Tahoo, Calif.; Vivian Agren, Graham, Wash.; aunts, Goldie Follen, Pearl Stricklett and Helen Skov, all of Blair; nieces and nephews in California; and many other relatives in the Blair, Arlington and Kennard communities.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Alfred, who died in June, 1996.

Walter "Andy" Andrews, 86
Walter Harris "Andy" Andrews, 86, of Blair, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services were Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Blair. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Walter Harris "Andy" Andrews was born March 26, 1911 in Sturgis, Meade County, S. D. to Conger Vincent and Maude Ellen ( Loop ) Andrews. He attended the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, S. D.
On June 14, 1936, he married Helene Katherine ( the daughter of Dr. Homer D. and Lola Cecile ( Beard ) Lurvey ) Lurvey in Rapid City. They lived in Hay Springs and Chadron, Nebr., briefly in Key West, Fla. during World War II and then moved to Omaha where he worked in the Martin Bomber Plant and for Interstate Machinery and Supply. He came to Blair in 1947 to be the assistant utilities superintendent and then served as Blair's utilities superintendent , in charge of electricity, water and sewer utilities until 1977.
He was a long - time member of the Blair Volunteer Fire Department, served as chief from 1949 to 1959 and was one of the organizers of the Blair Rescue Squad and an active volunteer until his retirement. He was a former member of the Lions Club, the Blair Chamber of Commerce and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Survivors are his wife, Helene; two daughters and sons - in - law, Mary Jo and Richard Kubie of Blair and Ellen Jean and Robert Fisher of Fox Lake, Wis.; six grandchildren, Scott and Quan Kubie of Omaha; Kristine Jo Kubie of Sioux Falls, S. D.; Brent and Cheryl Fisher of Stevens Point, Wis..; Brian Fisher of Eagan, Minn.; Tara Fisher of Fox Lake, Wis.. and Kathy Fisher of Madison, Wis.; a sister, Edna Gregory in Sturgis and a brother, Fay C. "Bob" Andrews of near Key West, Fla.
Memorials may be directed to the Blair Rescue Squad or the Blair Volunteer Fire Department.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marvin J. Dierks, 72
Marvin John Dierks, 72 of Valley and formerly of Fremont, died Monday, April 28, 1997 at Valhaven Nursing Home in Valley.
Services were April 30 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington. Rev. John Pierson officiated. Burial was in Prairie View Cemetery at Washington, Nebr.
Marvin J. Dierks was born Oct. 24, 1924 in Omaha to John and Sophie ( Junge ) Dierks. He was baptized Oct. 25, 1925 and confirmed Feb. 26, 1939 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington. He attended District No. 34 School and Bennington High School for one year.
On Sept. 2, 1944 he married LaFern Nelson at St. John's Lutheran Church. He farmed all of his life north of Bennington and had grade A dairy cows. After retiring in 1980, they moved to Fremont. He entered the Fremont Area Medical Center March 9 and was transferred to Valhaven March 29.
Survivors are his wife, LaFern of Fremont; sons and daughter - in - law, Doug and Kay of Kennard and Tom of Council Bluffs; 10 grandchildren; five great - grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Norman Petersen of Omaha and several other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Richard; one brother, Arnold and one sister, Marian.
Pallbearers were Adam Dierks, Jim Dierks, Jon Dierks, Matt Dierks, Tyler Schmidt, Arnie Wehmeyer and Andy White.
Honorary bearers were Alvin Arp, Chet Auch, Duane Braesch, Don Bunz, Lee Bunz, Ed Harding, Bill Jacobsen, Harold Lewis, Bob Musel, Dick Musel, Ivan Nelson, Milton Nelson, Greg Nollette, Rev. Lou Nollette, Rev. Neal Nollette, Tim Nollette, Jerry Roe, Ray Schuldt and Kurt Todtenhaupt.
Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church.
Hadan - Golden - Reichmuth Mortuary in Bennington was in charge of arrangements.

Harold Lantefield, 82
Harold Wallace Lantefield, 82 died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, 11 days after undergoing emergency open - heart surgery.
Services were May 2 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Rev. Michael H. Dismer officiated. Burial was in the Tekamah Cemetery.
Harold Wallace Lantefield was born to Rudolph and Alma ( Anderson ) Lantefield Oct. 8, 1914 at his parents' home four miles northwest of Craig, Nebr. He graduated from Craig High School in 1932.
On Jan. 15, 1938, he married Leota Eckley in Tekamah. After several years of farming in Burt County, they moved to Tekamah. He spent the majority of his remaining working years as an over - the - road driver for Kelly Ryan Equipment Company in Blair.
Survivors are his wife, Leota of Tekamah; a daughter and son - in - law, Shirley and LaVerl Merz of Lincoln, Nebr.; two granddaughters, and their spouses, Debra and Ray Stall and Cynthia and David Doran, all of Eagle, Nebr.; four great - grandchildren, Tony Stall, Matthew Stall, Ashley Doran and James Doran, also of Eagle; and two sisters, Ferne Wachter of Sausalito, Calif. and Phyllis Green of Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Kenneth Merz and two brothers - in - law, William Wachter and Thomas Forrest Green.
Casket bearers were Tim Doran, Ken Musil, Scott Olson, Randy Olson, Randy Artman and Norman Shamburg.
Billy Pearson was the organist. John Peck was the vocalist.
Memorials may be given to the donor's choice or to the family.
Hamel - Peck - Pelan Funeral Home in Tekamah was in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Brewer, 96
Sarah Beatrice ( Bee) Brewer, 96 of Council Bluffs, Iowa and formerly of Loveland, Iowa died Wednesday, April 30, 1997 at the Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.
Services were Monday at Hennessey - Hurley - Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. Rev. Ron Wymer officiated. Burial was in the Branson Cemetery at Loveland.
Sarah Beatrice Brewer was born Sept. 22, 1900 in Galesburg, Ill. to Benjamin F. and Lura ( Forster) Butler. She lived in Loveland most of her life, riding the train to school in Missouri Valley. She married Myles D. Brewer in 1918. They continued to live in Loveland until his death in 1982. She wrote a column for the Missouri Valley Times for many years; worked at Blue Star Foods and ran a grocery store in Loveland where the door was never locked.
Survivors are her children, Reginald ( Rex) Brewer of Missouri Valley; Jacqueline Wimer of Council Bluffs; John Brewer of Council Bluffs; Gwendolyn Little of Blair; a sister, Phyllis G. Wilkins of Omaha; 21 grandchildren; 37 great - grandchildren; 11 great - great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Myles; sons, Morgan D. and Maxhall D. and a brother, John Butler.
Casketbearers were her grandsons and great - grandsons, Myles Wimer, Scott Roberts, T. J. Williams, David Spalding, Jacob Brewer, Elvin McFerrin, Zachary Brewer, Cameron Williams and William McFerrin.
Honorary bearers were Ross McFerrin, Zachary Brewer, David Spaulding and Cameron Williams.
Musicians were Marjorie Kraushaar and Amy Brewer.

Bonnie R. Updike, 66
Bonnie R. Updike, 66 of Fremont died Sunday, May 4, 1997 at A. J. Merrick Manor in Fremont.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont. Rev. Art Hill is officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery at Fremont.
Harry Fankhouser of Blair is her brother.
Bonnie R. Updike was born April 12, 1931 in rural Decatur, Nebr. She grew up on a farm near Tekamah and was a 1949 graduate of Tekamah High School. On Jan. 14, 1950 she married Clifford D. Updike at Winslow, Nebr. She worked at Dunrite, Inc. in Fremont for over 30 years.
Survivors are her husband, Clifford; a son, Brad Updike of Denver, Colo.; daughters, Lavonne ( Mrs. James) Furstenau of Fremont and Anne (Mrs. Randy) Cole of Tilden, Nebr.; a brother, Harry Fankhouser of Blair; a sister, Iola ( Mrs. Jack) Revis of Poudre Canyon, Colo., and three grandchildren, Jennifer Furstenau of Fremont, Jeff Cole and Katherine Cole, both of Tilden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Nellie ( Jensen) Fankhouser; an infant daughter and a brother, Robert Fankhouser.
Pallbearers are Harold Updike, Matt Updike, Duane Updike, C. H. Grubb, Roger Barber and Owen Charter.
Memorials may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont.
Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

Taleta Elfeldt, 87
Taleta E. Elfeldt, 87, Hastings, Nebr., died Monday, May 5, 1997 at Villa Grace in Hastings.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Hallam Zion Cemetery. Rev. Phillip Beade is officiating.
Taleta E. Elfeldt was born July 4, 1909 at Hallam, Nebr. to Ottow and Anna ( Schaad ) Elfeldt. She grew up in Lincoln, attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and graduated from Dana College in Blair. She was a teacher at Huntley, Minden and Blair and taught for over 40 years. She moved to Hastings in 1987.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hastings.
Survivors are her nieces and nephews, Mary Jo Kubik of Omaha; Janet Cameron of Marshall, Minn.; Shirley Bair of Lincoln; Robert Worley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and many great - nieces and nephews and great - grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and a twin sister.
Memorials may be given to Villa Grace.
Brand - Wilson Mortuary in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.

Lena M. Springgate, 96
Lena M. Meador Springgate, 96 of Fremont, died Monday, May 5, 1997 at A. J. Merrick Manor in Fremont.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Rev. Leland Foreman of First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Arlington Cemetery.
Lena Springgate was born Feb. 9, 1901 to Ofallow E. and Lydia Ann ( Hall ) Meador in Breckenridge County, Kentucky. She grew up in Kentucky and moved to Arlington in 1915. She came to Fremont in the late 1920's and moved to Cedar Bluffs in 1951. She returned to Fremont in 1979 and moved to Omaha three years later. She had lived at A. J. Merrick Manor in Fremont since July, 1988. On June 23, 1917 she married Owen O. Springgate in Fremont.
Survivors are two sons, Jesse Springgate of Cedar Bluffs and Henry Springgate of Irvington, Kent.; five daughters, Fran Tracy of Omaha; Melva Pierce of Kansas City, Mo.; Virginia Beale of North Little Rock, Ark.; Lydia ( Mrs. Charles ) Buxter of Omaha and Betty E. Johnson of Fremont; a brother, Henry Meador of Fremont; over 130 grandchildren, great - grandchildren and great - great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen on Feb. 11, 1951; her parents; sons, Donald and Alvin; three daughters, Lulu and Dolly, both infants; and Luceal Bentley; five brothers, Edward, Lewis, Andrew "Joe", Wathan and an infant, Carl; and five sisters, Annie Johnson, Evelyn Connor, Ethel Saunders, Grace Norton and Carrie Hook.
Memorials may be given to A. J. Merrick Manor in Fremont.

Mildred Thomas
Mildred Iola Thomas, 86 died Thursday, May 1, 1997 at her home in Redding, Calif.
Following cremation in California, she will be buried at the Blair Cemetery.
Eugene Thomas of Blair is her son.
Mildred Iola Thomas was born July 21, 1910 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Martin B. and Winnie Ellen ( Moore ) Wood. On Nov. 15, 1926, she married Leslie Carlton Thomas in Blair. They lived in Iowa where they were first married before moving to Blair. In 1963, they moved to Redding, where they spent the rest of their lives.
Survivors are her sons, Eugene of Blair; Michael and Patrick of Redding and Terry of Arlington, Wash.; a daughter, Gloria Striebel of Redding; 17 grandchildren; 24 great - grandchildren; one great - great - granddaughter; two brothers, George Wood of Indianapolis, Ind. and Bobby Wood of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie, in 1968; a son, Gail in 1997; two grandsons and one great - grandchild.

Mildred M. Butterfield, 84
Mildred M. Butterfield, 84, of Arlington died Thursday, May 8, 1997 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, Nebr.
Services were Monday, May 12 at the Arlington Community Church. Rev. Lee J. Milligan officiated. Burial was in the Kennard Cemetery.
Mildred M. Butterfield was born May 18, 1912 at Blair. She was a graduate of Plainview High School at Plainview, Nebr. and attended Midland College in Fremont during the summers. She taught school for three years in a rural Dodge County school northwest of Fremont and worked for several years at the former Cornhusker Grocery Store in Fremont.
On May 29, 1932, she married Roy W. Butterfield. She moved to California in 1941, worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and then Bank of America as a bookkeeper while living in Petaluma. She moved to Arlington in 1976.
She was a member of Arlington Community Church and the United Church of Christ Women. She had served on the Arlington Library Board.
Survivors are four sisters, Wilma Plugge and Helena Jensen, both of Arlington; Dorothy Plugge of Blair and Verna Helmsing of Foristell, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Carrie ( Schultz ) Utermann; her husband, who died July 15, 1975 and a sister, Carrie Rosenbaum.
Pallbearers were Lloyd Petersen, Warren Jensen, Robert Plugge, Nate Plugge, Ronnie Rosenbaum and Leland Vogt.
Memorials may be given to the Arlington Community Church or the Arlington Library.
Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home in Arlington was in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Long, 92
Thelma T. Long, 92 of Blair died Sunday, May 11, 1997 at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Campbell - Aman Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Thelma T. Long was born in the York Creek vicinity northwest of Blair to Ludwig and Tillie ( Fuess ) Jensen August 1, 1904. She graduated from Blair High School 1922 and was a country school teacher.
On Feb. 27, 1924 she married Weston Long in Blair. They were in the trucking business for 10 years and then farmed in the Blair area until his death December 24, 1966. She continued to live in her Blair home until Aug. 1, 1995 when she moved to Crowell Memorial Home.
Survivors are her son and daughter - in - law, Rolland and Evelyn Long; five grandchildren, Wesley Long, Marvin Long, Kaylene Gray, Larry Willmott and Rita Willmott; 10 great - grandchildren; five great - great - grandchildren and two step - great - great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Norma Willmott; a grandson, Leslie Willmott and a sister, Ruth Cook.

Roy Rutledge, 96
Roy V. Rutledge, 96 died April 6, 1997 at the Oakland Memorial Hospital in Oakland, Nebr.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17 at Palmquist - Pelan Funeral Home. Rev. Donald Morton will officiate. Private burial services will be in the Herman Cemetery.

Helen Nelson, 94
Helen Marie Nelson, 94 of Battle Creek, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. Rev. Benjamin Ray will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Helen Marie Nelson was born Oct. 14, 1902 in Rising City, Nebr., to Oscar I. and Julia (Morgan) Bond. She attended school and graduated from Hartington, Nebr., High School. She attended Wayne State Teacher's College and taught for many years.
On April 26, 1923, she married D. Laurence Nelson. They lived in the Hartington area until 1945 when they moved to Iowa.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek; the Ladies Aide; Ladies Country Club and the Battle Creek Senior Citizens.
She is survived by one son and daughter - in - law, David and Jewell Nelson of Bellevue, Nebr.; two daughters and sons - in - law, Barbara and Wendell Klanderud of Blair and H. Sue and Lyle Kapaska of Sac City, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 22 great - grandchildren and one great - great - grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Laurence on Oct. 29, 1973; one grandchild, Bruce Klanderud and one brother, Art Bond.
Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Willow Dale Care Center or the Battle Creek Senior Citizens Center.
Christensen - Ciha Funeral Homes in Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

Roberta Winkler, 45
Roberta Ann Jones Winkler, 45, of Nickerson and a former Austin, Minn., resident died at Nickerson Wednesday, May 14, 1997.
Services were Sunday, May 18, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Rev. Paul E. Nelson officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Austin.
Roberta Ann Jones Winkler was born April 21, 1951 in Cherokee, Iowa to Arthur M. and Pauline Shaefer Jones. She attended St. Augustine Elementary School and graduated from Pacelli High School and the Rochester School of Cosmetology. She was a breeder of champion Cairn Terriers and a professional pet groomer.
On Aug. 27, 1983 she married William A. Winkler in Austin.
She was an active member of the Cairn Terrier Club of America; Platte Valley Kennel Club of Fremont and the Greater Omaha Terrier Association.
She is survived by her husband, William A. "Bill" Winkler; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert A. and Roberta Jones, Austin; a nephew, Casey Jones, Minneapolis, Minn. and two nieces, Jennifer Jones Krook of Minneapolis and Samantha Jones of Austin.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be given to the Foundation of Cairn Terrier Club of America.
Mayer Funeral Home in Austin was in charge of arrangements.

Cecil Brant, 81
Cecil Brant, 81 of Blair died Saturday, May 17, 1997 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Campbell - Aman Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Cecil Brant was born April 22, 1916 at Upland, Nebr., to Nels and Christina ( Petersen ) Brant. He attended school in Minden, Nebr. In 1939, he moved to Blair. In December of 1941, he married Florence McCrady. On April 28, 1942, he entered the military and served in the Army during World War II. He was in the battles at Sicily, Naples - Foggia and the Rhineland. After his return from the service, he worked for the Jensen Well Company for 33 years.
Survivors are his wife, Florence; two sons and daughters - in - law, Marlin and Pam Brant, Westbrook, Me. and Rick and Betty Brant of Blair; a daughter and son - in - law Barb and Roy Petitt, Miles City, Mont.; eight grandchildren; three great - grandchildren and one brother, Kenneth of Stockton, Calif.

Marian Schroeder, 77
Marian M. Schroeder, 77 of Blair died Wednesday, May 14, 1997 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services were Monday morning at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Blair. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery at Blair.
Marian M. Schroeder was born Aug. 29, 1919 in Cedar Rapids, Nebr. to Henry J. and Anna C. ( Heltenberg ) Schroeder. She was a 1937 graduate of Fort Calhoun High School and lived most of her life in the Washington County area. She was supervisor of the bookkeeping department at D. L. Blair Corporation, where she worked for 18 years until retiring in April of 1992.
She was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and was a recipient of the Mullen Award.
Survivors are her sister, Veronica Fuhrman of Blair; a sisters - in - law, Dolores Miller of Tekamah and Joan Schroeder of Vermillion, S. D.; a brother - in - law, Elwood Miller of Tekamah and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard Schroeder, Raymond Schroeder and Robert Schroeder and a sister, Katharine Schroeder.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lund, 66
Robert Lee ( Bob ) Lund, 66, died Friday, May 2, 1997 in Tacoma, Wash., following a heart attack.
Services were May 9 in Tacoma.
Robert Lee Lund was born Oct. 5, 1930 in Craig, Nebr. to Matt and Sue ( Heartley ) Lund. He graduated from Craig High School. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the United States Army as a long - range artilleryman. In 1952, he married Peggy McMullin. They farmed in the area, raising a family of five children. They divorced in 1972. He moved to Tacoma in 1978.
Survivors are his mother; two daughters, Colleen Campbell of Blue Springs, Mo. and ginger Austin of Blair; sons, Brad of Grand Lodge, Mich. and Nathan of Tekamah; 12 grandchildren and seven great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Monte; his father; and stepsisters, Shirley Johnson and Irma Davis.

Clyde Panning, 77
Clyde A. Panning, 77 of Fremont died Friday, May 16, 1997 at the Fremont Area Medical Center.
Services were Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. Rev. David Loeschen officiated. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Clyde A. Panning was born Oct. 17, 1919 on a farm east of Winslow, Nebr. to Fred T. and Lillie T. ( Pawling ) Panning. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, east of Winslow. He attended District 14 Wolf School and the Immanuel Lutheran School. He moved to Fremont in 1943 and worked for the Nebraska State Department of Roads as a heavy equipment operator. Later he did the same work for Paul Christensen, "Dutch" Schlueter, Veskerna Excavating and others before returning to work for the state. He retired from there in 1982.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont and was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Survivors are two sisters and brothers - in - law, Beth and Howard Moll of Fremont and Lois and Elmer Krohn of Herman and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Bethesda Home.
Ludvigsen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


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