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Otto Falk, 89
Otto Max Falk, 89 of Blair died Friday, May 30, 1997 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services were Monday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Chapel in Blair. Burial was in the Kennard Cemetery.
Otto Max Falk was born Nov. 1, 1907 in Herdenau, Germany to Fritz and Martha ( Haupt ) Falk. He attended school in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1928. He lived in New York and several locations during his lifetime. He lived in Kennard for over 25 years before moving to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in 1987. He was a chef and worked at the Cottonwood Marina.
Survivors are his daughter, Layna Greenwood of Fergus Falls, Minn. and nieces and nephews.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Arnold H. Schmidt
Arnold H. Schmidt died Friday, May 23, 1997 at Crowell Memorial Home.
Services were May 27, 1997, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Bennington. Rev. John Pierson officiated. Interment was at the German Cemetery, Bennington.
Arnold H. Schmidt was born Jan. 1, 1915, at Bennington to Henry and Marie ( Meyer ) Schmidt. He attended rural Bennington School. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church.
On Aug. 17, 1938, he married Irene Voss at St. John's. He farmed, fed livestock and had dairy cows all of his life. He spent the last two years at Crowell Home in Blair.
Survivors are his wife, Irene, of Bennington; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene, and Mike Smith, of Blair; sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Nancy, and Jerry and Betty, all of Bennington, and Roger and Patty of Fremont, 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
His parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Honorary bearers were Shane Jacobs, Bill Kinser, Aaron, Brent, Brian Schmidt, Rusty Schmidt, and Jeff Smith.
Pallbearers were Bob, Laverne and Melvin Schmidt; Marvin Enger, Robert Wiese and Richard Wiese.
Memorials can be given to St. John's Lutheran Church or the German Cemetery.
Hadan - Golden - Reichmuth Funeral Home, Bennington, was in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Vinderslev, 80
Leonard "Shorty" Vinderslev, 80, died Friday, May 23, 1997 in Morris, Minn.
Services were May 27, 1997 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio, Minn. Rev. Mark Swanson officiated. Burial was in Chokio Lutheran Cemetery.
Leonard Vinderslev was born Dec. 22, 1916 in Kennard to Chris and Ida C. ( Christensen ) Vinderslev. He grew up on a farm near Herman, where he also received his education in a country school. Following his schooling, he worked for his father on the family farm as well as for other farmers in the Herman area. He moved to the Chokio area where he worked for local farmers from 1937 - 1941.
In May, 1942, he entered the U. S. Army and served as a medic at Army hospitals in North Africa and Italy. After his discharge in November, 1945, he returned to the Chokio area.
On March 16, 1946, he married Mabel Zimmerman at St. Paul's' Lutheran Church in Chokio. They farmed in the Herman area for three years before returning to the Chokio area where they farmed in Baker Township, Stevens County. In 1980, they moved into Chokio and in 1981, they retired from farming.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chokio. He was also active with the Chokio American Legion, the Morris Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a former member of the 9 - F Sportsman's Club in Morris.
Survivors are two sons and a daughter - in - law, Daryl and June of Appleton, Minn. and Glen of Winthrop, Minn.; two daughters and sons - in - law, Karen and Woody Blasing of Frazee, Minn. and Margo and Jim Marks of Woodbury, Minn.; seven grandchildren; one brother, Chris Vinderslev, Jr. of Friend, Neb.; three sisters, and a brother - in - law, Dorothy and Harold Magill of Hooper, Neb.; Vivian Kraemer of Smithfield, Va.; and Darlene Dodge of Omaha; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Dec. 10, 1991; his parents; six sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers were Allan Smith, Eddie Pinson, Rich Magill, Brad Vinderslev, Kevin Dodge and Scott Andrews.
Honorary pallbearers were Jeanie Hollen, Arnie Hollen, Harold Zimmerman, Mae Zimmerman and Floyd Benson.
Julene Amborn was organist.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris was in charge of arrangements.

Howard J. Long, 82
Howard J. Long, 82 of Miami, Ariz. died Thursday, May 22, 1997.
Services were May 27 at Green Acres Chapel of Light in Phoenix, Ariz.
Howard J. Long was born Aug. 7, 1914 in Blair. He had lived in Arizona for more than 20 years.
Survivors are his wife, Lorraine ( Hansen ) Long; daughters, Linda ( Mrs. John ) Konfrst of Murray, Neb. and Carol Elliott of Phoenix; a sister, Thelma Caldwell of Blair; a brother, Roy of Omaha; three grandchildren and five great - grandchildren.
Memorials may be forwarded to the Hospice of Globe, Rte. 1, Box 700 - 3, Miami, Ariz. 85539.

Mazie Jensen, 92
Mazie Zella Jensen, 92, died Friday, June, 6, 1997, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, after residing there for the last two weeks.
Services were Monday at the Campbell-Aman Funeral Chapel in Blair. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Mazie Zella Jensen was born Feb. 22, 1905 in Decatur, Neb. to Allen G. and Abigail Jane (DeVinney) Brinley. She graduated from Tekamah High School. On Dec. 29, 1940, she married Kenneth L. Jensen. They owned and operated the Blair Clothing Store for many years.
Survivors are three grandsons, Joe Peare and his wife, Julie of Blair; Ken Peare of Michigan and Arnold Leighton of San Diego, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; a daughter, Betty and four brothers and sisters.

Henry Wesemann, 77
Henry A. Wesemann, 77 of Kennard died Friday, June 6, 1997 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington. Military services will be held in the Kennard Cemetery in Kennard.
Henry A. Wesemann was born June 27, 1919 in rural Kennard to Henry and Anna (Mueller) Wesemann. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church. He attended Peaceful Hill School. He served in the U. S. Air Force during World War II. On Aug. 27, 1954, he married Ellen Cramer in Lincoln, Neb. They farmed one mile southwest of Kennard.
He was a member of the Kennard American Legion, Emmaus Lutheran Church and the Blair Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Survivors are his wife, Ellen; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Appleby of Omaha and Gail and David Mooter of Omaha; three grandchildren; Paul Mooter, Christopher Mooter and Mary Ellen Mooter; three brothers, Louis of Tekamah; William of Silverton, Ore.; and Elmer of Blair; and five sisters, Ella Rohwer of Omaha; Rose Sass of Blair; Wanda Grebe of Bennington; Anita Lauritsen of Blair and Alvina Schumacher of Kennard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Cecelia Gaston; and brothers, John, Albert, Herman and Melvin.
Memorials may go to Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard or the Kennard American Legion Post No. 366.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Fletcher, 95
Mary E. Fletcher, 95 of Blair and formerly of Herman died Sunday, June 15, 1997 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Herman Cemetery.
Mary E. Fletcher was born Sept. 16, 1901 in Odense Fyn, Denmark to Hans Jorgen and Maren ( Johansen ) Larsen. She came to the United States in 1914 and made her home near Herman. She attended Hillcreek School.
On Sept. 20, 1924 she married Ed Fletcher at Herman. She lived in Washington County during her lifetime, except for a few years during which she lived in Crawford, Neb..
Survivors are her friends.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mae Halstead
Graveside services for Mae Halstead, formerly of Blair, will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 20 at the Blair Cemetery.
Mae Halstead died Feb. 11, 1997 at El Cajon, Calif.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Hansen, 81
Margaret Dorn Hansen, 81 of Blair died Friday, June 13, 1997 at her daughter's home in Omaha after a bout with cancer.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Margaret Dorn Hansen was born Jan. 10, 1916 at Carl Junction, Mo., to Louis and Violet ( Moore ) Dorn. She attended Wayne State College, the University of California at Berkeley and Dana College, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1996, earning the honor of being the oldest person to receive a diploma at Dana.
On June 3, 1942, she married Raymond C. Hansen in Mobile, Ala.
She was a 68 - year member of the United Methodist Church, where she was also a lifetime member and past president of the United Methodist Women. She had prepared the church's altar flowers, often using wildflowers, for over 25 years. She was Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, McKinley Chapter No. 161; and was a member of PEO Chapter HL and the Monday Afternoon Club in Blair.
Survivors are her three children, David Hansen of Blair, Jane Gilbert of Omaha and Richard Hansen of Blair; sisters, Jean Thompson of Raynham, Mass.; Virginia Simpson of Craig, Neb.; Violet Little of Marshfield, Mo. and Elaine Warren of Blair; a brother, George Dorn of Grand Island, Neb. and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, who was Blair's mayor from 1952 - 58.
Memorials may be given to First Untied Methodist Church, Dana College or the Methodist Hospice.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Schmit, 77
Betty Schmit, 77, of Blair died Saturday, June 14, 1997 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.
Services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery in Omaha.
Betty Schmit was born June 6, 1920 in Omaha to Nicholas and Eva ( Hurth ) Scholtes. She graduated from St. Johns High School in 1938.
On June 23, 1945, she married Al Schmit of Nenzel, Neb. in Omaha. They farmed west of Fort Calhoun until moving to Blair in 1992. She was a supervisor in the mail department at Boys Town.
She was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and the Over 55 Club.
Survivors are her husband, Al; daughters and sons - in - law, Janet and Ron Bergmann, Gretna, Neb.; Judy and Ervin Poore, Woodbine, Iowa; Jeanne and Gary Hall, Blair; Joanne and Daniel Murphy, Fort Calhoun and Joyce and Mike Smith of Fort Calhoun; sons and daughters - in - law, Jim and Becky Schmit, Kennard and John and Judy Schmit, Fort Calhoun; 26 grandchildren and two brothers, Wilfred Scholtes, Overland Park, Kans.; and Francis Scholtes, Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Joseph, Jerald and Jerome and a brother, Paul Arthur.
Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church or Boys Town.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Schumacher, 84
Fred W. Schumacher, 84 died Saturday, June 14, 1997 at his rural Kennard home.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Burial will be in the German Cemetery.
Fred W. Schumacher was born Feb. 14, 1913 in Omaha to Chris and Louise ( Stender ) Schumacher. He attended the LaCrone School.
On Feb. 2, 1939, he married Alvina Wesemann in Omaha. He farmed in rural Kennard his entire life.
He was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church and the Papio Dam Preservation Association.
Survivors are his wife, Alvina; two sons and daughters - in - law, Fred A. and Sherrill Schumacher and Don and Joyce Schumacher and one daughter, Donna Blankenship, all of Kennard; 10 grandchildren and nine great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Henry and a sister, Doretta.
Memorials may be given to the Kennard Rescue Squad or Emmaus Lutheran Church.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Otto Stave, 86
Otto Henry Stave, 86, Blair, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services were Saturday at First Lutheran church in Blair. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Otto Stave was born Aug. 28, 1910 in Talmage, Neb. to Henry and Anna ( Rahe ) Stave, the son of a minister. He was baptized in Sept., 1910 and was confirmed in 1923 in the Lutheran faith. He attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He worked for the Hoover Vacuum Company in Omaha. During World War II, he worked at the Martin Bomber Plant in Baltimore. After the war, he was assistant manager for the Lutheran Publishing House of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Blair and was manager for the company later. He worked there until the American Lutheran Church merger in 1963. He then managed the Augsburg Publishing House in Omaha until retiring in 1977.
On Aug. 12, 1951 he married Lydia S. Nielsen - Hofstrom at First Lutheran Church.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church and had served as a member of the Congregational Council. He also served on the board of Good Shepherd Lutheran Home and was instrumental in planning their expansion and the building of Johansen Manor. He was a member of the Blair Rotary Club and the Blair Golf Club.
Survivors are his son and daughter - in - law, Dennis and Mary Stave of Clarksville, Tenn.; a daughter and son - in - law, Rhonda and James Smoot of Salem, Ore.; four grandchildren; three great - grandchildren; a brother, Hubert Stave of Walker, Minn. and a sister, Rosiland Brooks of Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Louise Seegers and his wife, Lydia, who died in 1993.
Memorials may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home's Chapel Fund.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nial Viles, 85
Nial Charles Viles, 85, died at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Norfolk Sunday, June 15, 1997.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair. Military graveside services will be held in the Blair Cemetery.
Nial Charles Viles was born July 21, 1911 at Lyons, Neb. to George Walter and Bertha Emilla ( Anderson ) Viles. He attended school in Lyons. He lived in Lyons from 1911 - 1951; in Arlington from 1951 - 52; Blair from 1952 - 1988 and in Norfolk since that time. He served in the Army from 1942 - 45, during World War II.
On Dec. 29, 1945, he married Berneta Loudon at Papillion, Neb. He farmed and worked for Kelly Ryan Equipment Co. until he retired.
Survivors are four daughters, Susan ( Mrs. Ron ) Jensen, Omaha; Kathleen ( Mrs. Clyde ) Noyes, Craig, Neb.; Mrs. Anita Donahue, Springfield, Ohio; Mary Kay ( Mrs. Carl ) Williams, Omaha; five grandchildren, Clyde Noyes, James Noyes, Robert Noyes, Mikie Donahue and James Kalanowski; three great - grandchildren, Vivianna Jensen, Caleb Noyes and Evan Dane; three sisters, Jennie Carpender, Omaha; Belle Batey, Manhattan, Kan.; May Madsen, Blair; and two brothers, Walter Viles, Lyons and William Viles, Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Berneta in July, 1989. Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Albert W. Kruger, 88
Albert W. Kruger, 88 of Fremont died Saturday, June 14, 1997 at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Services were Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. David Loeschen officiated. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery.
Albert W. Kruger was born Sept. 24, 1908 on the family farm near Arlington to F. W. and Lena ( Dunklau ) Kruger. He grew up on the farm.
On Jan. 10, 1937, he married Verna L. Panning in the Immanuel Lutheran Church east of Winslow.
They farmed north of Arlington until 1943, when they moved into Fremont. He worked for a time for Fairmont Foods and H.P. Lau Co., a wholesale grocery company. Most of his working years in Fremont he was an insurance salesman for Aid Association for Lutherans. After his retirement, he worked in the Montgomery Wards store in downtown Fremont.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont and its Lutheran Laymen's League.
Survivors are his son and daughter - in - law, Don and Deanna Kruger of Rockford, Ill.; a daughter, Joyce Meeker of Wichita, Kan.; three grandchildren and two great - great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna in October, 1992.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont was in charge of arrangements.

Walter Gieselmann, 91
Walter H. Gieselmann, 91 of Arlington died Friday, June 20, 1997 at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, north of Arlington. Rev. Dennis Maaske is officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Gieselmann was born Jan. 27, 1906 in rural Arlington. He grew up and lived in rural Arlington, farming nine miles north and two miles east of Arlington from 1934 until retiring in 1983. He moved into Arlington at that time and lived there until moving to A. J. Merrick Manor in Fremont in July, 1995. He moved to Arbor Manor in Fremont in October, 1995. On Feb. 18, 1934, he married Lora Anna Hokamp.
He was a life member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Survivors are his wife, Lora of Fremont; a son and daughter - in - law, Melvin and Lois Gieselmann of Arlington; a daughter, Eileen Breithaupt of Blair; two sisters, Nora Franke and Edna Bartling, both of Fremont; five grandchildren and 10 great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Anna ( Beugholt ) Gieselmann; four brothers, William Gieselmann, Edward Gieselmann, Martin Gieselmann and Paul Gieselmann; and three sisters, Martha Flake, Elsie Greunke and Ella Gieselmann.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Arlington Rescue Squad.
Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home in Arlington is in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Hansen, 49
Rebecca Sue Hansen, 49, formerly of Blair, died Friday, June 20, 1997 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Blair. Burial will be in the Logan Cemetery in Logan, Iowa.
Hansen was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, April 1, 1948 to Nick and Georgia ( Hinds ) Brady. She graduated from Logan - Magnolia High School in 1966 and later worked as an office manager at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha. She lived in Blair for 17 years prior to moving to Webster City, Iowa in 1996. She was most recently employed at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa.
Survivors are her daughter, Terre Evans; a son and daughter - in - law, Eric and Laura Hansen, all of Dallas, Tex.; a granddaughter, Makenzie Evans and her fiancee, Jeff Arends, Webster City, Iowa; and two sisters, Patricia Kuester, Omaha and Veronica Dayhuff, Logan.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Prochnow, 69
Raymond William Prochnow of Desoto, Tex., died Tuesday, June 3, 1997 after a lengthy illness.
Services were June 7 at David Clayton and Sons Funeral Chapel in Duncanville, Tex. Rev. Gene Welborn officiated. Burial was in Little Bethel Memorial Park in Duncanville.
Prochnow was born March 21, 1928 in Fort Calhoun to William and Margaret ( Fuhrman ) Prochnow. An army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he had a 39 - year career with Alexander Smith Carpets / Mohasco Corp.
Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Sharline Prochnow of Desoto; a son and daughter - in - law, Keith and Kim Prochnow of Haslet, Tex.; a daughter, Kristi Prochnow of Desoto; a sister, Lillian Prochnow of Fort Calhoun; a brother and sister - in - law, Harry and Cliss Prochnow, Chula Vista, Calif.; a brother - in - law, Percy Weathers of Fort Calhoun; nieces, nephews, great - nieces and great - nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Weathers; and a sister and brother - in - law, Lean and Hans Knag.
Pallbearers were Jerry Vogt, Buddy Dickerson, Jerry Marsh, Terry Bigham, Les Snediker and Steve McLauchlin.

Lorraine B. Holmes, 85
Lorraine B. Holmes, 85 of Fremont and formerly of Kennard and Blair, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Services are pending at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.

Beverly A. Kubie, 63
Beverly A. Kubie, 63, formerly of Blair, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997 in Norfolk.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home in Blair. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday.
Kubie was born Jan. 21, 1934 in Craig, Neb. to Paul and Ethel ( Cummings ) Grey. She attended school in Craig. She later moved to Herman. On Oct. 30, 1949, she married Vernon Kubie in Craig. They lived in Blair.
Survivors are her husband, Vernon A. Kubie, of Omaha; three sons, Paul of Denver, Colo.; Dennis of Kennewick, Wash. and Kevin of Blair; three brothers, Mike Tucker of Omaha; Tim Tucker of Texas and Steve Tucker of Blair; two sisters, Marilyn Longo of Westerly, Rhode Island and Patricia Hanson of Omro, Wis.; six grandchildren and one great - grandchild.

Harold Brandert, 85
Harold E. Brandert, 85 of Fremont died Sunday, June 29, 1997 at Arbor Manor in Fremont.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. Rev. Burnell Beyers will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel; and on Thursday at the church one hour prior to service time.
Harold E. Brandert was born Sept. 10, 1911 in Washington County to Herman and Fredericka (Meyer) Brandert. He grew up in Washington County.
On March 3, 1935, he married Selma Echtenkamp at Arlington. After his marriage, he and his wife farmed east of Winslow. He retired from farming in 1978 and moved to Fremont in 1988. He and his wife helped originate and plan the annual Lutheran Orphans Festival for the Lutheran Orphanage in Fremont.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fremont; a life member of the Lutheran Laymen's League; and was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, east of Winslow.
Survivors are a son and daughter - in - law, David and Shirley Brandert of Fremont; a daughter, Karen Brazda of Fremont; a former son - in - law, Doug Brazda of West Point; a sister, Alice Stork of Fremont; seven grandchildren; four great - grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Selma and brothers, Clayton Brandert and Clarence Brandert.
Pallbearers will be Corey Brandert, Scott Brazda, Rich Brazda, Brad Diers, Don Olsen and Robert Betkie.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or Lutheran Family Services.

Edna L. Buehrer, 88
5 / 18 / 09 - 6 / 23 / 97
Edna L. Buehrer, 88, died Monday, June 23, 1997.
Services were Friday at Sievers - Sprick Funeral Home in Fort Calhoun. Burial was in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
Edna L. Buehrer was born May 18, 1909, on a farm five miles west of Fort Calhoun to William and Bertha (Fischer) Iversen, Washington County farm pioneers. She lived most of her early life in the Fort Calhoun community and was active in 4 - H club work. In 1941, she went to La Porte, Ind., where she was later employed as an insurance administrator for Benefit Trust Life of Chicago. She left that position in August, 1972. She was married to George Adam Buehrer.
Survivors are one son and daughter - in - law, David and Willon; two grandchildren; one sister, Celia Schneider of Blair; one nephew, Dean Schneider of Omaha; a cousin, Goldie Neilsen of Fort Calhoun and many nieces and nephews in the LaPorte and Chicago area.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George on Dec. 21, 1971.

Laura R.Dunklau
Laura R. Dunklau died Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at the Fremont Area Medical Center in Fremont.
Private graveside services were held Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, north of Arlington. Rev. Timothy Gierke officiated.
Laura R. Dunklau was born June 25, 1997 in Fremont to Tim A. and Joyce (Greene) Dunklau of Arlington.
Survivors are her parents; two sisters, Kelly Dunklau and Brianna Dunklau, both of Arlington; her grandparents, LeRoy and Donna Dunklau of Arlington and Delores Greene of Charter Oak, Iowa; and her great - grandparents, Esther Greene of Denison, Iowa and Ethel Danielmeyer of Arlington.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles Greene.

Lee Guyer, 70
Lee Lippincott Guyer, 70, of Wayzata, died at his home on Wednesday, June 25, 1997.
Lee Lippincott Guyer was born Nov. 24, 1926 in Blair to H. Lyle and Viva (Lippincott) Guyer. After graduating from Blair High School in 1944, he entered the Air Force, was stationed at various bases around the United States and spent one year in Germany.
He attended Creighton College, Dana College and then graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan in 1949.
On Aug. 15, 1948, he married V. Ione Jespersen in Blair.
He began his business career in the farm implement industry with Kelly Ryan where he worked for two years. He was with the Farmhand Company for 18 years and was a traveling salesman for the upper Midwest. He was later national sales manager for that company. In 1969, he purchased Vent - A - Hood in Hopkins, Minn. His work in the appliance business expanded when he founded Guyer's Builders Supply in 1975 and Highline Distributing in 1980. He sold Guyer's Builders Supply in 1984. In 1987, he sold Vent - A - Hood to his sons, Hal and Randy, and in 1995, sold Highline Distributing, before retiring.
He sang in the Minnetonka United Methodist Church Choir and in a men's group called "The More than Four but Less Than Six" quintet.
Survivors are his wife, Ione; sons and daughter - in - law, Hal and Sandra of Shorewood, Minn.; Randy of Minnetonka, Minn.; a daughter and son - in - law, Kristin and David Jones of Minneapolis, Minn.; two granddaughters, LeAnne and Lindsay Guyer of Minnetonka; two step - granddaughters, Erica and Brook Carlson of Shorewood; two sisters, Lyla Woodworth of Hastings, Neb. and Mildred Hill of Huntington, Verm. and one brother, Glen of Oceanside, Calif.
Memorials may be given to the Minnetonka United Methodist Church or the Leukemia Society.

Denver Johnson, 82
Denver Johnson, 82, of Fremont died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at Valhaven Nursing Center in Valley.
A Masonic memorial service was held Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Stillwater, Okla.
Denver Johnson was born Feb. 2, 1915 in Osgood, Mo. to Clarence R. and Delilah (Glidewell) Johnson. He grew up at Chillicothe, Mo. and lived at St. Joseph, Mo. before moving to the Arlington and Fremont area in 1954. He was a truck driver and dispatcher for Bell Creek, Inc. at Arlington and had also worked as a dispatcher for Hunt Transportation in Omaha.
On June 28, 1942 at Los Angeles, Calif., he married Dorothy Flick.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fremont; Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 52 A.F. & A.M. of Arlington; the Scottish Rite and Tangier Shrine Temple in Omaha.
Survivors are his wife, Dorothy; sons, Darwin Johnson, Dennis Johnson and Denver Johnson,; daughters, Dawna Imus and Deanna Seals; brothers, Claude Johnson of Fremont; James Johnson of Chico, Calif. and Kenneth Johnson of Tennessee; a sister, Marjorie Worth of Excelsior Springs, Mo. and Mae Rucker of Kent, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sons; three brothers and two sisters.
Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont was in charge of arrangements.

Lyle Mathiesen, 54
Lyle Richard Mathiesen, 54 of Des Moines, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997 of a heart attack at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines.
Services were Monday at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Lyle Richard Mathiesen was born in Blair. He was a crew dispatcher for the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha. He had lived in Des Moines for 26 years.
He was a member of the Saylor Fire Department for 20 years and had served as its fire chief. He was also a member of All Saints Parish / St. Mel's Chapel.
Survivors are his wife, Lucille Mathiesen of Des Moines; sons, Kevin Mathiesen of Waukee, Iowa and Matt Mathiesen of Des Moines; a daughter, Carrie Mathiesen of Des Moines; a brother, Ervin Mathiesen of Blair and two grandchildren.

Edith M. Nelson, 93
Edith M. Nelson, 93 died Thursday, June 26, 1997 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Brush, Colo.
Services were held Monday in the Blair Cemetery.
Nelson was born July 3, 1903 in Kennard to Ernest and Margaret Epperly. On Oct. 21, 1921, she married Martin P. Nelson in Omaha. They owned and operated the Nelson Paint and Wallpaper Store in Blair for several years. Following her husband's death in 1952, she owned and operated a restaurant in Fremont and later the Commercial Hotel in Sidney.
She was a member of the Blair Congregational Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Moose Lodge and the Royal Neighbors.
Survivors are two sons, Jack of Tahoe Paradise, Calif. and Jim of Brush; six grandchildren; eight great - grandchildren and three great - great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister and her parents.
Heer Mortuary in Brush was in charge of the preliminary arrangements. Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements in Blair.

Gerald Otte, 58
Gerald Lee Otte, 58, died Sunday, June 29, 1997 at his home in Blair from complications resulting from a malignent brain tumor.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church. Family graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Blair Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home with family visitation from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. The casket will be closed at the funeral home.
Gerald Lee Otte was born in Omaha, Nov. 7, 1938 to Russell and Alice (McArdle) Otte. After his graduation from Valley High School in 1957, he attended Midland Lutheran College, graduating in 1961 with a bachelor of science degree. In 1967, he received his masters degree in education and in 1971, received his specialist degree in education administration.
He taught social studies in the Arlington School System from 1961 - 64; coached football and track and was assistant baseball and basketball coach. In 1964, he moved to the Blair School system where he taught social studies and was track coach for four years. He was principal of Blair High School from 1966 - 73 and in 1973 became assistant superintendent for Blair Community Schools. He served in that capacity until becoming superintendent in 1979.
He married Dianne Hinrichs in 1960 at Sidney, Neb.
He was a member of Phi Kappa Delta, North Central Accreditation, Nebraska Schoolmasters Association, Nebraska Council of School Administrators, and was past president and a member of Nebraska State Superintendent Organization. He was a member of the Blair Lions Club and was past president for two separate terms. He was also a member of First Lutheran Church and was a past president of the congregation.
Survivors are his wife, Dee; two sons and a daughter - in - law, Mark and Starlyn Otte, David City, Neb. and Eric Otte, New York City, N.Y.; one daughter, Laura Otte, New York City; two grandchildren, Morgan and Corinn Otte; his mother and her husband, Alice and Eugene Whiteaker, Fremont; four sisters, Virginia (Mrs. Loyd) Jensen, Waterloo, Neb.; Joyce (Mrs. Marvin) Petersen, Fremont; Patricia Whiteaker, Washington, D.C.; Kathy (Mrs. Steve) Sarada, Denver, Colo.
Memorials may be given to First Lutheran Church.

Lauren Spangler, 75
Dr. Lauren E. Spangler, 75 died Thursday, June 26, 1997 at his Arlington home.
Services were Monday at the Arlington Community Church. Rev. Lee J. Milligan officiated. Burial was in the Arlington Cemetery with military graveside services by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8332 and American Legion Post No. 71, both of Arlington.
Spangler was born Aug. 21, 1921 at Arlington to Thurman and Hazel (French) Spangler. He lived all his life in the Arlington area and graduated from Arlington High School in 1939. He received his bachelor of science degree at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont in 1943. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in Lincoln. He took Naval Officer Training at Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. and served in the Navy during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific on Submarine services as lieutenant from May 31, 1943 to Feb. 7, 1946. He had a dental practice in Arlington from 1950 to 1993.
On Sept. 23, 1943, he married Jackie Peterson at Fremont.
He was inducted into the Arlington Education Hall of Fame in 1990. While at Midland College, he was a Hall of Fame member of the Little Giants Football Team.
Survivors are his wife, Jackie; a son and daughter - in - law, Laurence "Larry" and Stephana Spangler of Greenwood, Neb.; three daughters, Leanne Knott and Michelle Brown, both of Omaha and Melissa Spangler of Lincoln; a brother, Raymond Ludwig, Jr. of Arlington; three sisters, June Warder of Marshalltown, Iowa; Joan Kerkhoff of Rochester, Minn. and Germaine (Mrs. Darrell) Johnson of Greeley, Colo. and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step - father, Raymond Ludwig, Sr.
Pallbearers were Dr. Lloyd Diedricksen, Dr. Louis Otto, Gordon Spangler, Dr. Jerry Swanson, William Rhea, Tom Brown and Dr. Roy Baker.
Honorary pallbearers were Jim Becker, Gene Kruger, Bob French, Don Norskov, Loren Rogers, Paul Adams, John Ludwig, Kent Kerkhoff, Paul Sorensen, Mel Sorensen, Walt Pfeiffer, Robert Pfeiffer, Gilbert Hokamp, Henry Lyddon and Andy Svendgard. Memorials may be given to the Arlington Education Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home in Arlington was in charge of arrangements.

George Watts, 92
George Dexter Watts, 92, died Sunday, June 29, 1997 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery. Rosary will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Campbell - Aman Funeral Chapel.
George Dexter Watts was born March 20, 1905 in Axtell, Kans. to Pleasant, II, and Margaret (Mefford) Watts. He lived in Axtell until he was six when his family moved to a farm at Bruchard, Neb.
On Dec. 30, 1925, he married Marie Spiney. They moved to Kennard in 1942 and to Blair in 1991. He worked as a farmer, carpenter, substitute mail carrier; and also as a custodian, retiring in 1973.
Survivors are two sons, Deuane of Aurora, Colo. and Donald of Blair; two daughters, Lillian Cole of Blair and Madelon Hansen of Kennard; 19 grandchildren; 33 great - grandchildren; four great - great - grandchildren; one brother, Carl of Blair; a sister, Lily Mae Raerick of Waterloo and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; four brothers; four sisters and an infant son.


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