|John Coe, 43
John Nicholas Coe, 43, of Omaha, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at Immanuel
Medical Center in Omaha, following a sudden heart attack.
Services will be 10 a.m. today at St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will
be in Resurrection Cemetery.
John Nicholas Coe was born Dec. 28, 1953 in Omaha to Dean and Mary
Coe. He grew up in Fort Calhoun and attended Fort Calhoun Schools. He had
worked in Blair prior to starting his own ceramic tile company, John Coe
Tile and Marble Co. He was married to Judy Henderson of Blair.
Survivors are his wife, Judy and children, Laurie, Brian and Catherine,
all of Omaha; his parents; brothers, sisters and spouses, Thomas and Kita
Coe, Lake Havasu, Ariz.; Sandy Jensen, Omaha; Marvin Coe, Tucson, Ariz.;
Michael Coe, San Diego, Calif.; Richard Coe, Omaha; William Coe, Dallas;
Susan and Pat Kieney, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jeanette Coe, Blair; brothers - in
- law, sisters - in - law and spouses, Gary and Joyce Navrkal, Bellwood,
Neb.; Larry and Sandy Agler, Monroe City, Ind.; Barry and Bobbie Preston,
Houston, Tex.; Jean McPherson, Red Cloud, Neb.; Mike and Patty Kozisek,
David City, Neb.; Tom and Robin Henderson, Yorktown, Va.; Dan and Peg Hough,
Bellwood; his mother - in - law, Helen Henderson, Bellwood; and 28 nieces
John A. Gentleman Westside Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lorraine Holmes, 85
Lorraine B. Holmes, 85 of Fremont died Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at Arbor
Manor in Fremont.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist
Church in Kennard. Dr. Stanley Menking will officiate. Burial will be in
the Kennard Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Lorraine B. Holmes was born July 7, 1911 at Kennard to David and Jennie
( Stewart ) Pritchard. She grew up at Kennard. She lived in Chicago for
14 years. During World War II, she worked in a factory in Chicago. She
moved to Blair in 1943 and then to Omaha in 1957. She was a checker for
14 years at the Safeway Grocery Stores in Blair and Omaha. She moved to
Fremont in 1967 and worked at the former Tempo Store from 1968 to 1970.
On Oct. 8, 1929 she married Keith J. Menking at Chicago, Ill. He preceded
her in death April 13, 1963. On Sept. 8, 1965, she married Rolland B. Holmes
in Omaha. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1994.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fremont and the
Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 200 Auxiliary in Fremont.
Survivors are two sons, Dr. Stanley J. Menking of Dallas, Tex. and
George D. Menking of Santa Fe, N.M.; step - sons, Bernard Holmes of Chester,
Mont.; Roger Holmes of Omaha and Larry Holmes of Kirkland, Wash.; two step
- daughters, Nancy ( Mrs. Don ) Hadan of Round Rock, Tex. and Cynthia (
Mrs. Arthur ) Ray of Nickerson; two sisters, Beatrice ( Mrs. Perry ) Eggers
of Yakima, Wash. and Maxine Ericksen of Anaheim, Calif.; a brother - in
- law, Walter Jensen of Fremont; 27 grandchildren and several great - grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was also preceded in death
by a brother, David Pritchard and four sisters, Edith Anderson, Jean Baker,
Davena Bailey and Bernice Jensen.
Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.
D.C. Rogert, 74
D. C. Rogert, 74 of Maysville, Mo., died Monday, July 7, 1997 at the
Cameron Community Hospital in Cameron, Mo.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bram Funeral home in Maysville.
Burial will be in the Bethel Church Cemetery in Weatherby, Mo.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
D. C. Rogert was born Dec. 18, 1922 in Herman to Charles and Emma (
Pedersen ) Rogert. He was a retired farmer and also sold used farm equipment.
On Aug. 15, 1942, he married Anna Virginia Voetmann at Ringsted, Iowa.
He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Virginia, Maysville; two sons, Rodney,
Ames, Iowa and Rande of Kalispel, Mont.; one daughter, Roxanne Riley of
Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Lola Jensen, Blair; two grandchildren and one
great - grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Norman and a sister,
Memorials my be given to Camp Quality, c / o Bram Funeral Home, P.O.
Box 350, Maysville, Mo. 64469.
Eldora Sorensen, 87
Bonnie Eldora Sorensen, 87 of Blair and formerly of Kennard, died Tuesday,
July 8, 1997 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church
in Kennard. Burial will be in the Kennard Cemetery.
Bonnie Eldora Sorensen was born April 9, 1910 in Avon, South Dakota
to Walter and Anna Mae ( Thomas ) Dempsey. She graduated from Hooper High
school in 1927.
On Jan. 21, 1931, she married to Ola F. Sorensen. He preceded her in
death in 1979.
Survivors include her two sons, Richard and Donald, both of Omaha;
five grandchildren; two great - grandchildren and one sister, Bernice Battiato
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents
and one sister.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert F. Elliott, 85
Robert F. Elliott, 85 died of heart failure in Memphis, Tenn.
He was born Aug. 22, 1911 in Omaha to Robert and Anna (McCune)Elliott.
He was a graduate of North High School and attended Omaha University, Nebraska
University and Creighton University. He was an All American. He worked
in quality control on aircraft, B29's, D47's and B52's, Sputnik and missile
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marie Gerstel Elliott; three
children, Robert Elliott of Valley, Neb.; Margaret Melotz of Blair; and
Sandra McCoy, Memphis, Tenn.; a son-in-law, who cared for him, Charlie
McCoy; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild;
one brother, Clarke Elliott of Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two children, Gene Elliott
and Terry Elliott.
Condolences may be sent to Marie Elliott, c / o McCoy, Box 750192,
Paddy Regan Burns, 42
Paddy Regan Burns, 42, of Omaha died Tuesday, July 8, 1997 in Omaha.
Graveside services were held Friday at the Fort Calhoun Cemetery. Rev.
James Schwertley officiated.
Paddy Regan Burns was born March 4, 1955 in Omaha to Robert and Muriel
(Hobday) Burns. In 1960, he and his family moved to Fort Calhoun, where
he attended school. He joined the U. S. Army in 1972 and served four years,
part of that time in Korea. After leaving the service, he was employed
in the construction trade. On April 25, 1983, he married Linda Conklin
in Dallas, Tex.
Since the onset of his illness, he was unable to work, but volunteered
his time at the Omaha Food Bank.
Survivors are his wife, Linda; a son, Brian; daughter, Stacie; his
father, Bob Burns; three brothers and sisters - in - law, Gary and Jean
of Omaha; Tim and Annett of Lincoln and Kevin of Fort Calhoun; one sister,
Dixie Humphrey of Fort Calhoun and many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Muriel and one brother, Bob.
Nicholas K. Olson, 16 of Blair died Thursday, July 10, 1997, in a two
- vehicle accident about two miles southeast of Blair.
Services were Monday at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Rev. R. Joe
Marek officiated. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Nicholas K. Olson was born Dec. 2, 1980 in Ames, Iowa to Mark and Deana
(Fauscett) Olson. He would have been a junior at Blair High School this
fall. He was active in the BHS Drama Club and participated in both school
and community plays. He was also in the Odyssey of the Minds program and
He was a member of the First Lutheran Youth Group and Student Venture.
He was also a member of the Mistic Groove Band.
Survivors are his father, Mark of Blair; his mother and step - father,
Deana and Jeff Taylor of Norfolk; two sisters, Melissa and Emma of Norfolk;
grandparents, Marvin and Helga Olson of Ankeny, Iowa and Everett and Jerrie
Vaughan of Des Moines, Iowa; a great - grandfather, Marvin C. Olson of
Los Fresnos, Tex. and a great - grandmother, Beatrice Wingo of Rogersville,
Memorials may be directed to the Blair High School Music and Drama
Club, First Lutheran Church Youth Group or Student Venture.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rebecca Sanchez, 22
Rebecca M. Sanchez, 22, of Omaha and formerly of Herman, died Tuesday,
July 15, 1997 in Omaha.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Campbell - Aman Funeral
Home. Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Monday.
Rebecca M. Sanchez was born Aug. 10, 1974 at Ft. Riley, Kan. to Jose
and Janice ( Hatton ) Sanchez. She attended Herman Grade School and Tekamah
High School. She was a certified nursing assistant.
Survivors are her son, Bryson Gragg of Omaha; mother and step - father,
Janice and Richard George of Omaha; father, Jose Sanchez; sister, Alicia
Wederquist of Omaha; grandfather and step - grandmother, Bryce and` Sharon
Hatton of Herman and grandmother, Peggy Hatton of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
John F. (Jack) Eriksen, 77
John F. (Jack) Eriksen, 77, of Herman died Sunday, July 20, 1997 at
Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Herman Legion Hall. Burial
will be in the Herman Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.
Wednesday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home.
Eriksen was born March 8, 1920 near Herman to John B. and Emma Weber
Eriksen. He attended the New England and Herman Public Schools. He lived
all his life in the Herman area, farming and driving grain and livestock
trucks and a fuel truck in later years. He served on the New England School
Board for many years. He was a member of the Herman Fire Department; served
on the city council and held the position of mayor for several years. On
June 12, 1942, he married Evelyn Erikson.
He was a member of Herman Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge in
Herman where he received his 50 - year pin in December of 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughters and sons - in - law,
Phyllis and Roger Barber, Herman and Susan and Jerry Litwak, Bellevue,
Neb.; a son and daughter - in - law, John and Lou Eriksen, Tekamah; seven
grandchildren, Trish and Richard Hansen, Tracie and Kevin Jackson, all
of Omaha; Justin and Christine Eriksen of Tekamah and Emily and Sara Litwak
of Bellevue; two great - grandchildren, Allison and Paige Jackson of Omaha;
and two sisters, Liberty Clements, Herman and Jeraldine Svoboda of Colorado
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.
Reuben Kay, 89
Reuben W. Kay, 89, former resident of Washington County, died Thursday,
July 17, 1997 at the Citadel Care Center in Mesa, Ariz.
Private services were conducted by Wyman Cremation and Burial Chapel
Reuben W. Kay was born to Carl and Ida (Moeller) Kay on Jan. 23, 1908.
He was a farmer and cattleman on the family farm in southeast Washington
County for most of his life. In the 1960s, he went to Arizona and settled
in the Mesa area several years later. He had been a resident of the Citadel
Care Center for several years.
Among his survivors is his niece, Ilene Kay Ewoldt Kirk of Omaha.
Marian Wager, 93
Marian C. Wager, 93 of Altamonte Springs, Fla. and formerly of Arlington,
died Saturday, July 26, 1997 at the Florida Living Nursing Center in Apopka,
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home in
Arlington. Rev. Lee J. Milligan is officiating. Burial will be in the Arlington
Marian C. Wager was born Feb. 29, 1904 in Fremont to Douglas and Myrtle
( Green ) Edwards. She grew up and lived in Arlington until moving to Florida
in 1980. She had worked as a chief telephone operator for the former Hunt
Phone Co. at Arlington. She married Vernon G. Wager in 1939.
She had been a member of the former first Methodist church at Arlington.
Survivors are a son, Robert Wager of Altamonte Springs; a sister, Elizabeth
C. Reynolds of Seattle, Wash.; one grandchild and one great - grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon, on March
26, 1967; and a brother, Earl Edwards.
Pallbearers will be Leon Sperling, Fred Heuerman, Paul Menking and
Gary Auch Moedy.
Memorials may be given to Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 52 A. F. & A.
M. of Arlington.
Justin Andersen, 18
Justin N. Andersen, 18 of Omaha and formerly of Blair, died as the
result of an automobile accident north of Bennington Wednesday, July 30,
Justin H. Andersen was born Oct. 24, 1978 in Papillion, Neb. to Nicholas
H an Lynette L. Andersen. He attended Blair Junior / Senior High School
for three years before transferring to North High School in Omaha to complete
his schooling. He graduated in May 1997, earning a scholarship from his
mother's place of employment (Guarantee Life Insurance Co.) to the University
of Nebraska at Omaha, where he planned to study chemical engineering.
He was an honor roll student and active in football, soccer and track.
During his senior year at North High, his classmates chose him as prom
He did carpentry work with his father, Nicholas.
He was a member of Messiah Church in Omaha.
He is survived by his parents, Nicholas Andersen and Lynette Andersen;
his step - mother, Stephanie Andersen; sisters, Heather Andersen, Sarah
Andersen, a step - sister, Lisa Riede; stepbrothers, Aaron Riede and Jon
Riede, all of Omaha; and his special love, Dana Svenson; his grandparents,
Jim and Neva Davis, Phoenix, Ariz; Elaine Andersen, Omaha; a niece, Muranda
Andersen, Omaha; several uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frederick H. and Idyelle
Pallbearers were his father, Nicholas; a cousin, Laeton Boschult; friends,
Brian Stava, Josh Flott, Dave Vice; and his North High football coach,
Rob Mason. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Lynette L. Andersen, 2525 No. 49th, Omaha,
Ray Hancock, 85
Ray Hancock, 85 of Blair died Thursday, July 31, 1997 at Good Shepherd
Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services were Monday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Chapel. Burial was
in the Blair Cemetery.
Ray Hancock was born in Burt County, Neb. to Warren and Ida (McDonald)
Hancock on Feb. 12, 1912. He attended the Tekamah Public Schools and farmed
in Burt county for 33 years. On June 10, 1934, he married Rosamond Jensen.
They moved to Blair in 1952. He worked for the Vinton Motor Company as
a mechanic for 20 years. He was a pilot. He entered Good Shepherd Lutheran
Home in October 1995.
Survivors are a daughter and son - in - law, Sylvia and Richard Toelke
of Blair; a son and daughter - in - law, Carroll and Peggy Hancock of Oklahoma
City, Okla.; a sister, Dorthy Neal of Hastings, Neb.; a brother, Emery
Hancock of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren, Mark Hancock of Oklahoma
City; Michael Hancock of El Paso, Tex.; Kaye Hancock of Oklahoma City;
Mark Toelke of Blair; Scott Toelke of Blair and three great - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rosamond, on Dec.
19, 1988; three brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church or the Burt
Walter Langemeier, 88
Walter P. Langemeier, 88 of Scribner, Neb., died Wednesday, July 30,
1997 at the Fremont Area Medical Center.
Services were Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hooper. Rev.
Carl Lehmann officiated. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Walter P. Langemeier was born Aug. 30, 1908 to George and Bertha (Stover)
Langemeier on the family farm near Hooper, where he grew up. On Feb. 21,
1933, he married Mabel Beck in Snyder, Neb. They farmed in the Hooper and
Telbasta areas until 1966. He sold seed corn for Hoegemeyer Hybrids for
50 years and also worked for Elkhorn Valley Fertilizer and the Scriber
Co - op, retiring in 1975.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and its Lutheran Laymen's
League. He had been a 4 - H leader, had served on the school board of District
18 and for many years manned the Cumming Township Agricultural Booth at
the Dodge County Fair.
Survivors are a daughter and son - in - law, Shirley and Don Brown
of Fremont; four sons and daughters - in - law, Richard and Helen Langemeier
of Scribner; Glen and Connie Langemeier of Fremont; Larry and Vera Langemeier
of Manhattan, Kan. and Ton and Linda Langemeier of Essex, Iowa; 17 grandchildren;
28 great - grandchildren; and three sisters - in - law, Mildred Maahs of
Scribner; Hazel Langemeier of Fremont and Arliene Packer of Salt Lake City,
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel in December 1983; a sister,
six brothers and two great - grandchildren.
Memorials may go to St. John's Lutheran Church or to the Good Samaritan
Center in Scribner.
Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont was in charge of services.
Syrilda Mundorf, 98
Syrilda Mundorf, 98 of Blair died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997 at Memorial
Community Hospital in Blair.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in Blair.
Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Syrilda Mundorf was born Sept. 24, 1898 at Blair to R. W. And Ada (Evans)
Short. She attended the Blair Schools and joined the First Christian Church
at the age of 13. On Oct. 6, 1915, she married George Mundorf in Omaha.
She worked for several places in Blair, including the hospital, and at
the age of 86 retired from the Village Inn Restaurant.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary for over
Survivors are her daughters and sons - in - law, Ardelle and A. L.
Moulder, Craig, Neb.; Lorraine and Charles Taylor, Schuyler, Neb.; a son
and daughter - in - law, Willus and Berniece Mundorf, Blair; 11 grandchildren;
17 great - grandchildren; 13 great - great - grandchildren; one brother,
Ed Short, Blair; and a sister, Dorothy Plumb of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George, in 1983;
three sons; two sisters and three brothers.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Georgia I. Sexton, 81
Georgia I. Sexton, 81 of Arlington died Monday, Aug. 4, 1997 at the
University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral
Home in Arlington. Rev. Olin Belt will officiate. Graveside services will
be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Prospect View Cemetery at Pierce, Neb.
Georgia I. Sexton was born Sept. 2, 1915 in Laurel, Neb. to Herman
and Hester ( Seely ) Knight. She grew up at Pierce and was a 1934 graduate
of Pierce High School.
On Nov. 13, 1937 she married Earl L. Sexton at Pierce. After her marriage,
she lived at Pierce, Osmond, Plainview and Creighton, Neb., before moving
to Verdel, Neb., where she and her husband farmed for 35 years. She moved
to Arlington in 1980.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Verdel and taught Sunday
School there. She and her husband published the church paper. She had also
been active in 4 - H work.
Survivors are her husband, Earl; three sons and daughters - in - law,
Meade E. Sexton of Arlington; Glade and Toni Lee Sexton of Woodbridge,
Va. and Larry and Trela Sexton of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two daughters,
Rosalie Brannan of San Angelo, Tex. and Judith Poppos of Wheaton, Md.;
a brother, Harold Knight of Hudson, Fla.; sisters, Helen - Joy Bauder and
Frances Murnan, both of Omaha; 17 grandchildren and 14 great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Lora Beaumont, 85
Lora L. Beaumont, 85, died Wednesday, August 6, 1997 at Good Shepherd
Lutheran Home in Blair, where she had been a resident for the past 6 1
/ 2 years.
Services were Saturday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Blair. Burial
was in the Blair Cemetery.
Lora L. Beaumont was born Jan. 14, 1912, in Omaha to Roy F. and Margaret
Keenen Davis. She spent her childhood and most of her adult life in Des
On Sept. 29, 1931, she married William C. Beaumont. They lived in Des
Moines until moving to Blair in 1985.
Survivors are her daughter, Helen Benton of Blair; a son, William C.
Beaumont, Jr., of Miami, Fla.; one sister and one brother in Des Moines;
one brother in Florence, Ore.; nine grandchildren and 13 great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Jean Curnes.
Memorials may be given to the Chapel Building Fund at Good Shepherd
Kremer Funeral Home in Omaha was in charge of arrangements.
Johnnie Daniels, 59
Johnnie E. Daniels, 59 of Blair died Friday, Aug. 8, 1997 at Memorial
Community Hospital in Blair.
Services were Monday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Chapel. Burial was
in the Blair Cemetery.
Johnnie E. Daniels was born Jan. 2, 1938 in Blair to James and Anna
Marie ( Metzler ) Daniels. He attended Blair Community Schools.
On Sept. 12, 1955, he married Ruth Jaeger in Tekamah, Neb.
He worked for Conrad Oil, Foley Oil, the city of Blair, Concrete Equipment
Company and was a heavy equipment operator for the Washington County Roads
Survivors are his wife, Ruth of Blair; sons and daughters - in - law,
Richard and Sheila of Cairo, Neb.; and Jerry and Paula of Manhattan, Kan.;
a daughter and son - in - law, Peggy and Tim Eastwood of Blair; three grandchildren,
James Eastwood and Michael Eastwood, both of Blair and Johnny Daniels of
Cairo, Neb.; a brother, Charles of Barnett, Mo.; and sisters, Doretha Ward,
Anna McIntosh and Edna Metz, all of Blair and Eloise Smay of Council Bluffs,
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and three brothers.
Harry Fankhouser, 79
Harry C. Fankhouser, 79 of Blair died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997 at his
home in Blair.
Services were Monday at First Christian Church.
Harry C. Fankhouser was born March 11, 1918 to Vernon and Nellie (
Jensen ) Fankhouser.
On July 4, 1960, he married Iola Barber.
He farmed, owned and operated a grain elevator in the Tekamah - Herman
area until his retirement when he moved to Blair.
He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors are his wife, Iola; three daughters, Geraldine Chipman of
Frederick, Md.; Carly Momohara Fankhouser and Roselyn Fankhouser, both
of Lincoln, Neb.; two step - sons and their wives, Roger and Phyllis Barber
of Herman and Rodney and Leslie Barber of Omaha; grandchildren; great -
grandchildren and many friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one sister.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Heumann, 86
Dorothy Heumann, 86 of Sidney, Neb., died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997 at
the Memorial Health Center, Extended Care in Sidney.
Services were Friday at First United Methodist Church in Sidney. Rev.
Gary Aten officiated. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Dorothy Heumann was born Dec. 18, 1910 at Benson, Neb., to John and
Johanna ( Luschen ) Wilke. She grew up in Benson.
On March 28, 1934, she married George William Heumann. They lived in
Bloomfield, Nebr. before moving to a farm near Omaha where they lived for
In 1956, they moved to Sidney where she worked at the nursing home
as a nursing assistant. She also worked for 15 years as a teacher's aid
at South Elementary School in the Foster Grandparent Program. She had been
a resident of the Memorial Health Center, Extended Care for the past three
Survivors are two sons and daughters - in - law, John and Charlotte
Heumann of Greenfield, Ind. and Bill and Janet Heumann of Sandy, Utah;
three grandchildren, Dr. Gregory Heumann and Pamela Heumann Thullen, both
of Indiana and Tamera Heumann Walls of Alaska; seven great - grandchildren;
two sisters, Mrs. Helen Crawford of Eugene, Ore. and Mrs. Mildred Coleman
of Escondido, Calif. and a great - uncle - in - law, Dr. George Thompson
of Sidney, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Richard; her
husband; five brothers and five sisters.
Holechek Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Freda Murray, 75
Freda I. Murray, 75 of Missouri Valley, Iowa, died Sunday, Aug. 10,
1997 at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.
Services are 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Missouri Valley. Pastor
Ron Wymer will officiate. Burial will be in the Little Sioux Cemetery in
Little Sioux, Iowa.
Freda I. Murray was born Feb. 8, 1922 in Missouri Valley to Henry and
Millicent ( Starks ) Cooper.
On Jan. 25, 1939 she married Earl Murray in Missouri Valley.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors are her children and their spouses, James and Elaine Murray
of Logan, Iowa; Roma and Ronald Beebe of Blair; Ronald and Diane Murray
and Kathleen and Gary Michael, all of Missouri Valley; Elva Bonham of Lake
Oswego, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and eight great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl in 1988; her parents;
three sisters and three brothers.
Hennessey - Hurley - Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley is in charge
Elma Wehmeyer, 97
Elma L. Wehmeyer, 97 of Fremont and formerly of Arlington died Friday,
Aug. 8, 1997 at A. J. Merrick Manor in Fremont.
Services were Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, north of Arlington.
Rev. Michael L. Rogers officiated. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery at Fremont.
Elma L. Wehmeyer was born May 1, 1900 in Arlington to John F. and Minnie
( Echtenkamp ) Hilgenkamp. She grew up in rural Arlington and She attended
St. Paul's Lutheran Church School. She lived on the same farm six miles
north of Arlington on Highway 91 for 52 years.
On Dec. 8, 1920, she married Walter H. Wehmeyer at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church. She moved to Fremont March 24, 1975 and had been living at A. J.
Merrick Manor since Feb. 2, 1995.
She was a life member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Women's
Missionary League, Ladies Aid of the church and was its president for two
years. She was a choir member for seven years and was a member of the Ladies
Aid Quilters of the church. She was a congregational representative for
Lutheran Family Services for 10 years and was regional chairman of the
Fremont area for six years; was a charter member of Concordia Teachers
College Guild - Fremont Area Chapter since 1963; a member of the American
Legion Post No. 71 Auxiliary of Arlington for 61 years and was the Legion
Auxiliary present for three years.
Survivors are a son and daughter - in - law, Dorwin and Esther Wehmeyer
of Aurora, Colo.; two daughters and sons - in - law, Bernice and Raymond
Grosse of Cedar Bluffs, Neb. and Geraldine and Francis Tank of Fremont;
four grandsons; nine great - grandchildren and one great - great - grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter on April 19, 1990;
her parents; two brothers, Harry Hilgenkamp and Harvey Hilgenkamp two sisters,
Clara Hilgenkamp and Lydia Wolf.
Pallbearers were Melvin Scheer, Richard Scheer, Marlen Wolf, Dennis
Wolf, Delmar Wolf, Gary Hilgenkamp and Rollyn Hilgenkamp.
Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren, Stephen Wehmeyer, Bruce
Wehmeyer, Sarah Wehmeyer, Rebecca Wehmeyer, John Wehmeyer, Elizabeth Wehmeyer,
Garlyn Grosse, Ray Carl Grosse, Michael Grosse, Gregory Grosse, Byron Tank,
Michael Dillon, Jennifer Dillon and Joshua Dillon.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Arlington; The
Lutheran Hour or Lutheran Family Services.
Reckmeyer - Moser Funeral Home in Arlington was in charge of arrangements.