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Teresa Byers, 45
Teresa Rae Byers, 45, of Kennard died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at Memorial Community Hospital.
Serviceswere Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Blair. Rev. Michael McGregor officiated. Burial was in the Kennard Cemetery.
Teresa Rae Byers was born Sep. 19, 1952 in London, England, to William and Alice ( Misfeldt ) Byers. She attended Kennard and Arlington High Schools; Nebraska Wesleyan University; the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Colorado. She had a bachelors degree in electrical engineering. She moved to Kennard from Colorado Springs, Colo. in March due to her illness.
Survivors are her mother, Alice of Kennard; a brother and sister - in - law, Michael and Patricia Byers, Nickerson; a sister and brother - in - law, Suzanne and Gary Novak, Blair; five nieces, Heather, Angela, Amber, Crystal and Megan and a special friend, Steve Stockdale. Memorials may be given to the Kennard United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Duane Clough, 64
Duane J. Clough, 64, of Winslow died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services were Saturday at First Congregational Church ( U.C.C. ) In Uehling. Rev. Wallace Barth officiated. Burial of ashes was in the Hooper Cemetery.
Duane J.. Clough was born July 21, 1933 to James . and Gladys Sohl Clough in rural Hooper, Nebr. He graduated from the Uehling High School in 1950 and attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont; Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kans. and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. He served in the U. S. Army from 1953 to 1956 and was stationed in Germany as a nurse. He lived in Hooper, Winslow, Uehling and Fremont most of his life.
He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper, was a past member of the First Congregational Church in Fremont and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 200 of Fremont. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 854 in Fremont, the Military Order of the Cootie and the Winslow Fire Department.
Survivors are his mother, Gladys Clough of Uehling; three sons and daughters - in - law, Douglas and Lori of Omaha; Patrick and Kae of Hooper; James J. and Tania of Anselmo, Neb.; a daughter and son - in - law, Rochelle and Tim Meyer of Fremont; a sister, Juanita Wilson of Omaha; seven grandchildren; a special friend, Robin Cameron of Hooper and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Honorary casket bearers were Bruce Brandenburg, Kenneth Sohl, Robert Vondrasek, Pat Mallette Sr., Roger Clough, Pat Mallette Jr. and Maisie Watkins.
The organist was Leta Olson.
Memorials may be given to the Uehling Auditorium Renovation Fund.
Warne - Johnson Funeral Home in Hooper was in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Fausset, 74
Jerry Fausset, 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997.
Graveside services were held Oct. 24, at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura, Calif. Dr. Wilbur Skeels officiated.
Jerry Fausset was born Aug. 24, 1923, in Herman. He was a 1941 graduate of Herman High School. He was a resident of the Ojai Valley for more than 50 years. He retired from Oxhard Oil Refinery in December, after more than 30 years of services in sales. He was available during recent months as a consultant to the company.
He was an accomplished ballroom dancer.
Survivors are his son, Gary Fausset of Enumclaw, Wash. and a daughter, Leslie Fausset of Solana Beach, Calif.
Clausen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rachel Lenox, 98
Rachel Iva Lenox, 98, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services are Tuesday at Sievers - Sprick Funeral Home in Fort Calhoun. Rev. Ken Jensen of Good Shepherd Lutheran Home will officiate. Burial will be in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
Rachel Iva. Lenox was born Oct. 17, 1899, in Ponca, Neb., to William and Hattie Selby. She grew up in Ponca and attended school there.
On Feb., 17, 1915, she married Richard Lenox in Dakota City, Neb.
She belonged to the Presbyterian Ladies Association and attended the Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Frances, Kathryn and Louise; nine grandchildren; 16 great - grandchildren and four great - great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; a daughter, June Jipp and a son - in - law, Arnold Petersen.

C. Wayne Miller, 93
C. Wayne Miller, 93, of Herman died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services were Friday at the Herman Federated Church. Rev. David C. Masten officiated. Burial was in the Herman Cemetery.
C. Wayne. Miller was born July 14, 1904, on a farm in rural Logan, Iowa, the third of six sons and one daughter, to Charles and Anna (Clark) Miller.
On Nov., 28, 1931, he married Florence E. Chambers at Fremont. They lived in the same home in Herman for 48 years. He owned and operated Miller Garage, an automotive service business for 32 years.
He was a member of the Herman Federated Church.
Survivors are his wife, Florence, who resides at the Tekamah Nursing Center; a son and daughter - in - law, Edward Raymond and Nancy Miller of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Alice White of Scottsdale, Arizona; three grandchildren, Laura K. Nixon of Chicago, Ill.; David M. Miller of Cleveland; Thomas G. Miller of Denver, Colo.; and a great - granddaughter, Brittany Nicole Lambert of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1919; his mother in 1950; and brothers, John, Lloyd, Raymond, David and Peter.
Casket bearers were Phillip Martens, David Miller, James Martens, Dick Sheets, Richard Thompson and Ernest Alexander.
Honorary casket bearers were Terry Andrew, Frank Korshoj, William Chambers, Robert Chambers, Carl Sproul, C. E. White, E. J. Stutzman and Howard Laughlin.
Gertrude Sells was organist. Diane Sheets was vocalist.
Hamel - Peck - Pelan Funeral Home in Tekamah was in charge of arrangements.

Martha Nielsen, 91
Martha Nielsen, 91, of Scribner, Neb., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at the Good Samaritan Center.
Services were Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery.
Martha Nielsen was born May 16, 1906 in Exira, Iowa, to Anton and Marie ( Aagard ) Nelson. She was baptized and confirmed at Exira. She attended Dana College.
On Feb. 18, 1930, she married Axel Nielsen in Iowa. They farmed and spent most of their life in the Blair area. She worked at Crowell Home.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church.
Survivors are her two sons, Donald and Robert of West Point, Neb.; two daughters, Elaine Kinnitt of Mapleton, Ore. and Janet Storz of Arvada, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great - grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Axel, in 1969 and her parents.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sandra Osmera, 56
Sandra K. Osmera, 56, of Tekamah died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Tekamah. Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery.
Sandra Osmera was born June 24, 1941, in Sioux City, Iowa to Charles and Margaret ( Fowler ) LaScala. She attended the Tekamah schools, graduating from Tekamah High School in 1959.
On June 4, 1973, she married Robert Osmera in Elk Point, S.D. She worked for Modern Woodmen of America Life Insurance Company for 14 years and the Sitel Corporation for seven years.
Survivors are her husband, Robert; son, Matthew; daughter, Renee; mother and father, Margaret and Neil Vaughn, all of Tekamah; sisters, Annette Petersen of Tekamah; Bonnie Ricker of Livermore, Iowa; a brother, Gilbert LaScala and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Diane Vaughn.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Petersen, Sr., 79
Donald Edward Petersen, Sr., 79, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997 at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.
Services were Monday at Sievers - Sprick Funeral Home. Rev. Gregg Miller officiated. Burial was in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
Donald. Petersen, Sr., was born April 17, 1918 in Avoca, Iowa, to Edward and Mayme Petersen. He grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He attended Tech High School.
On March 28, 1955, he married Kathryn Clara LaChappell. He worked for Northwestern Bell in the Omaha area for 33 years before retiring. He belonged to the Northwestern Bell Pioneers.
Survivors are his wife, Kathryn; a son, Donald E. Petersen; seven grandchildren; 10 great - grandchildren; and a brother, Ken Petersen.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna M. Blenden.

Walter "Wally" Plugge, 51
Walter "Wally" Plugge, 51, died at his home Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997.
Services were Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington. Burial was in the St. Paul's Church Cemetery.
Walter "Wally" Plugge was born May 24, 1946 at Blair to Walter F. and Dorothy ( Utermann ) Plugge. He attended the Arlington Public Schools, graduating in 1964. He served in the Fremont National Guard.
On April 13, 1968, he married Joyce Scheer at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He farmed in rural Blair and worked for Gnuse Manufacturing in Arlington.
He was a Sunday School teacher; PTL president; church usher, Thursday Night Basketball Commissioner for over 18 years; president of March School District No. 31 at Arlington and was a member of the Washington County Cattleman's Association.
Survivors are his wife, Joyce; sons and daughter - in - law, Neil and Christine Plugge, Red Oak, Iowa; and Nate Plugge of Blair; daughter, Kristen Plugge, Blair; two grandchildren, Tyler Plugge and Jacob Plugge; his mother, Dorothy Plugge, Blair; three sisters and brothers - in - law, Donna Lee and Lloyd Petersen, Blair; Anita and Red Misfeldt, Arlington and Dorothy Ann and Larry Gaeth, Fremont.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter F. and an infant son, Kyle Lee.
Memorials may be given to the family or to the donor's choice.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dale Ray, 66
Dale S. Ray, 66, of Fremont died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997 at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Rev. Robert E. Meanor will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery at Fremont.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Masonic Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday by Masonic Lodge No. 15 A.F. & A. M. of Fremont at the funeral home.
Dale Ray was born Nov. 11, 1930, in rural Arlington. He grew up in the Herman area and was a 1948 graduate of Herman High School. He lived at Blair for a short time and then moved to Tekamah. He drove a cream route, picking up cream at area farms for the creamery at Tekamah. He moved to Cedar Bluffs, Neb., in 1959 and later that year moved to Fremont. While in Fremont, he worked for Boschult Construction and Montgomery Wards. He was farm manager at the Masonic Eastern Star Home for Children for two years and then worked for Carlstrom Construction.
On May 25, 1953, he married Alva Jean Funkhouser at Tekamah.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 15, A. F. & A. M. of Fremont; had served as master of Cub Scout Pack No. 103 and was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 103.
Survivors are three sons and daughters - in - law, Gene and Julie Ray of Hastings, Neb.; Mike and Dorla Ray of Fremont and Don Ray of Kearney; a brother and sister - in - law, Lee and Rita Ray of Millard, Neb.; a sister, Nina Ray of Moline, Ill.; two grandchildren and two step - grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dec. 22, 1994; his parents, Glynn and Katura ( Caldwell ) Ray; brothers, Art Ray, Robert Ray, Lyle Ray and Earl Ray; and a sister, Margaret Wood.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Ray, Todd Ray, Gordy Ray, Kelly Ray, Lewis Wood and Dennis Weberg.
Memorials may be given to Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.

Elmer Thone, 76
Elmer L. Thone, 76, of Kennard died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair.
Services were Monday at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Rev. R. Joe Marek and Rev. Kenneth Jensen officiated. A Masonic service was held Sunday at the Campbell - Aman Funeral Home. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1251.
Elmer. Thone was born Oct. 3, 1921 in Herman to Elmer L. and Edna ( Mathews ) Thone. He attended the Thone School and graduated from Blair High School in 1939. On Aug. 20, 1942, he entered the Army and was stationed in the European Theatre as an engineer in water purification. He was discharged Oct. 13, 1945.
On May 31, 1950, he married Gwendolyn Johnson. They farmed in the Herman and Kennard areas. He also worked with the ASCS, and for Crop Insurance and Certified Seed Cleaning.
He was a member of the VFW, volunteered at the recycling center, had been on the VFW firing squad since 1945; was commander of the VFW No. 1251 in Blair; was a Kennard Fire District member and volunteer; was a member of First Lutheran Church and had been a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 222 for over 50 years and of the York Rite.
Survivors are his daughter, Gail Petersen of Westminster, Calif.; five grandchildren, Shane Petersen, Sherry Petersen, Sheila Welshofer, Darren and Danica Roesch; five great - grandchildren; one brother and sister - in - law, James and Leona Thone of Blair; a sister and brother - in - law, Ila and Orville Widger of Wauneta, Neb.; nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gwen in 1990; and one grandson, David Roesch.

Wesley "Wes" Brown, 76
Wesley P. "Wes" Brown, 76, Blair, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997.
Services were Nov. 10 at Boyd E. Braman Mortuary in Omaha. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Wesley P. "Wes" Brown was born Oct. 5, 1921 to Lewis and Henrietta ( Witt ) Brown. He served in the South Pacific with the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was wounded when his ship was sunk in the Lyte Gulf in the Philippines. He was a Purple Heart veteran.
He married Sylvia Paulsen of Bennington in 1944. He had lived in the Benson area since his birth and they raised their family in the Benson area home in which they lived for 50 years. After retiring in 1984, he and his wife spent their winters in Zapata, Texas. They moved to Blair when he was admitted to Crowell Memorial Home.
He was a member of the John J. Mercer Lodge No. 290; a charter member of Tangier Shrine Roadrunners, a life member of the Benson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2503; a member of the Disabled American Veterans; American Legion Post No. 486 in Zapata and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 3215 in Blair.
Survivors are his wife, Sylvia, Blair; sons and daughters - in - law, James and Vicki Brown, Elkhorn; Ronald and Debbie Brown, Storm Lake, Iowa; Ken and Mary Lou Brown, Aurora, Colo.; five grandchildren, Megan Brown, Melissa Prouty, Mara Brown, Christopher Brown and Amy Brown; one great - granddaughter, Kayla Prouty; a sister, Yvonne Carlson and a brother, Carrol Brown, both of Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Brown and a sister, Roberta Brown Post.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association or the Roadrunners Transportation Fund.

Roxann McIntosh, 39
Roxann D. ( Rhedin ) McIntosh, 39, of Omaha, died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at her home.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at John A. Gentleman's Westside Chapel in Omaha.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Roxann McIntosh was born Oct. 11, 1958, in Omaha to Roland and Patricia ( Jensen ) Rhedin. She graduated from Bennington High School in 1977. At the time of her death, she was working as a sales associate at Penney's in Omaha.
She had been active with the youth groups at the Baptist Church in Blair.
Survivors are her sons, Travis McIntosh and Michael McIntosh, both of Blair; her parents, Roland and Patricia Rhedin, Mondamin, Iowa; her grandmother, Doreen Rhedin of Louisville, Neb.; brothers, Randy Rhedin, Omaha; Rick Rhedin, Fremont; and Russell Rhedin, Mondamin; a sister, Tonya Shanno, Omaha; special friends, Mike Sutton, Omaha and Tonia Harper, Blair; her father - in - law and mother - in - law, Walter and Shirley McIntosh of Blair; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given to the Travis and Michael McIntosh Education Fund.

James Glass, II, 70
James Glass, II, 70, of Rancho Cordova, Calif. died Saturday, Nov. 15. 1998 at the hospital there of a cancer which he had battled for three months.
James Glass, II, was a former Blairite. He graduated from Blair High School and Dana College. He had been married to the former Wanda Gilliam for 50 years.

Louise Nelson, 94
Louise Nelson, 94, of Arlington died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Burial will be in the Arlington Cemetery.
Louise Nelson was born Jan. 7, 1903, in Brewster, Neb., to James and Mary Way. On Dec. 3, 1919, she married Albert Nelson. They farmed in the Kennard and Arlington area until they retired. At that time, they moved to Arlington.
Survivors are three daughters, Irma Christensen of Kennard; Lorraine Schoettger of Columbia, Mo. and Marion Laaker of Arlington; 11 grandchildren and several great - and great - great - grand - children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert in 1959; and a daughter, Madelyn Lallman in 1970.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sharon Baublitz, 59
Sharon Ruth Baublitz, 59, of Carthage, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997 at McCune - Brooks Hospital at Carthage after a four - year illness.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Assemble of God Church in Carthage. Rev. Ron Blauvelt and Rev. James Perkins are officiating. Burial will be in the Avilla Cemetery at Avilla.
Sharon Ruth Baublitz was born Jan. 30, 1938, at Benton, Ill. She graduated from Evangel College in Springfield, Mo., in 1960. She was a schoolteacher in Thedford, Neb., until 1977. She also taught at Ruskin Heights Elementary School in Kansas, City, Mo.; Omaha, Neb.; and South Sioux City, Iowa.
She married Perry C. Baublitz Aug. 7, 1964, at Walthill, Neb. She moved to Carthage in January, 1997 from Blair.
She attended First Assembly of God Church at Carthage.
Survivors are her husband, Perry; two sons, Brad Baublitz, Reeds, Mo.; and Brenton Baublitz, DeSoto, Kan.; a brother, Ken Cornwell, Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Nila Blauvelt, Casper, Wyo.; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Kent Gaines, Jeff Moore, Joel Cornwell, Vaughn Bluvelt, Bill Parker and Rome Freeman.
Ulmer Funeral Home in Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

Norman Bauer, 57
Norman Lee Bauer, 57, of Gresham, Ore., died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997 in Florida of a heart attack.
Services were Monday at Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel in Oregon. Burial was in the Willamette National Cemetery at Portland, Ore.
Norman Lee Bauer was born Sept. 22, 1940, in Villisca, Iowa. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps.
In 1962, he married Pam Hankins. A ramp service worker for United Airlines for 36 years, he retired in 1995.
Survivors are his wife, Pam; a daughter, Kimberly Babb of Vancouver, Wash.; parents, Alvin and Minnie Bauer of Blair; a brother, Larry Bauer of Fremont, Neb.; sisters, Linda Thanasides of Tampa, Fla.; and Barbara Ellis of Reno, Nev.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Leora Christensen, 72
Leora B. Christensen, 72, of Herman, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Services were Monday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home. Burial was in Blair Cemetery.
Leora B. Christensen was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Burt County, Neb., to Charles and Ollie ( Richards ) Epperson. She attended school in rural Burt County. On April 17, 1949, she married Clarence Christensen at Herman. They lived on a farm southwest of Herman for 35 years, moving into Herman in 1984.
She was a member of the Herman Federate Church.
Survivors are her husband, Clarence; a son and daughter - in - law, Nels and Susan Christensen, Blair; two granddaughters, Stacy an Candid; one great - grandson, Deven; a brother, Dale Epperson, Blair; two sisters, Eloise Cameron, Mojave Valley, Ariz.; and Joyce Korth, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a sister - in - law, Rachel Epperson of Blair.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Mark; sisters, Norma Anderson and Frances Forst and a brother, Arlo.

John McCarthy, 79
John O. McCarthy, M.D., of rural Omaha, died at his home Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997.
Services were Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Calhoun. Burial was in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
Dr. McCarthy was born March 27, 1918 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1937. He received his pre - medical schooling from Creighton University between 1942 and 1946 and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1951. He served in the United States Air Force. He had a private medical practice and was on staff at Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital; the University of Nebraska Hospital; Bergan Mercy Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital. He was an obstetrics and gynecology instructor at Creighton University School of Medicine and was assistant clinical profession in OB / Gyn at the University of Nebraska Medical School.
He was a member of the Nebraska State Medical Society, Omaha Douglas County Medical Society and the Omaha Midwest Clinical Society.
Survivors are his wife, Kathy McCarthy; children and their spouses, Patrick McCarthy and fiancˇ Marilyn Anderson; Edward McCarthy; all of Omaha; John Francis and Greta McCarthy, and Timothy McCarthy, all of Red Oak, Iowa; Kathleen and Chris Johnson, Stanton, Iowa; John Michael and Lyn McCarthy, Amy Barta - Becker and Thomas Becker; Guy Barta; Stephen Patrick McCarthy and Michael Kelly McCarthy, all of Omaha; grandchildren, Michael McCarthy, Thomas McCarthy, Kaitlin Buscher, Zachary McCarthy, Joseph McCarthy, Kaleb McCarthy and Mary Elizabeth Becker; a brother and sister - in - law, Michael and Sandra McCarthy, Omaha; sisters and brothers - in - law, Patricia and Angela Leoni, Petuluma, Calif.; Connie and Joe Christilles, Manchester, N.H.; Becky and Ray Barta, Jr., and Becky and Ray Barta, Jr., all of Omaha; a sister - in - law, Joan McCarthy, Omaha; brothers - in - law, Clay Griffin, Texas; John Bin, Petaluma, Calif. and Gerald Jancik, Omaha; his mother and father - in - law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jancik, Omaha; a cousin, Betty Garrison, Edgewater, Md. and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorials may be given to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Building Fund or the Fort Calhoun High School Athletic Association.
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries in Omaha was in charge of arrangements.

Harold "Chic" Madsen, 79
Harold J. "Chic" Madsen, 79, of Blair, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Blair. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery with military graveside services.
Harold J. Madsen, Jr., was born July 15, 1918 at Dale, Neb., to Harold J. and Selma ( Hansen ) Madsen, Sr. He graduated from Blair High School and attended Dana College prior to serving in the Army during World War II. On June 19, 1948, he married May Viles. He worked for the Nebraska Government for 25 years, was with the U. S. Postal Service for 20 years, serving as postmaster for a number of years, and was a bridge and culvert inspector for Washington County for a number of years.
He was a member, and past commander, of the Blair Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1251; a member of the Blair American Legion, 40 et 8 and First United Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife, May; a daughter and son - in - law, JoLynn and Frank Wolff; sons and daughter - in - law, Ron and Linda Madsen; and Harold J. Madsen, III, all of Blair; nine grandchildren; one great - grandchild; six brothers, Charles and Burl, both of Atlanta, Geo.; Donald, of Stillwater, Minn.; Murl, Mesa, Ariz.; and Jack and Robert of Blair; and two sisters, Harriett Pitt, Denver, Colo. and Lois Donaldson, Boulder City, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Betty.
Campbell - Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jonni Minor, 30
Jonni R. Minor, 30, of Blair died Saturday, Nov. 22, following an auto accident on Interstate 29, south of Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Chapel. Burial will be held at a later date in the Blair Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Jonni R. Minor was born Aug. 22, 1967 in Plymouth, N.H. to John O. and Betty ( Knudsen ) Minor. She was a 1985 graduate of Blair High School. She also had a degree as a certified nursing assistant. At the time of her death, she was employed with Fru - Con Construction Company, as a heavy equipment operator.
Survivors are her son, J. J. Johnson of Blair; her mother, Betty Minor of Blair; her father, John O. Minor of Liberty, Tex.; sisters and brothers - in - law, Valerie and Ken Gilmore of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Tracy and Erik Higgs of Wichita, Kan.; Susan Eix of Fremont; her grandmother, Ethel Knudsen of Herman; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the J. J. Johnson Fund, which has been set up to benefit her son, J. J., at the Washington County Bank.

Nellie Pearce, 87
Nellie Mae Pearce, 87, of Omaha, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at the Florence Home in Omaha.
Services were Monday at Campbell - Aman Funeral Home. Burial was in the Herman Cemetery.
Nellie Mae Pearce was born Nov. 24, 1909, at Herman to Charles and Malinda ( Johnson ) Sheets. She graduated from Herman High School and attended Wayne State Teachers College. She received her masters degree in education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She taught in rural school at Valentine, Neb.; and was a teacher and principal for the Omaha Public Schools, serving as principal at Field Club and Central Grade School.
On July 7, 1936, she married Virgil William Pearce.
She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the Pilot Club; and the Nebraska American Association of Retired Persons. She served as editor of the Nebraska AARP newsletter.
Survivors are her daughter and son - in - law, Nola and Robert Baker, Omaha; a grandson, Gregory R. Kuchera, Omaha; a sister, Mildred O'Hara, North Bend, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, in December, 1987 and her parents.


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