Miscellaneous Lancaster County, Nebraska Obituaries


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Axford - Gordon, 83, and Margaret, 83.
Gordon L. died July 1, 1998, in Yuma, Ariz., at Palmview Nursing Home. Born, Grand Island, (1/30/15) to Naida and Fred.
Margaret L. died June 9, 2001, Yuma, at Palmview Nursing Home. Born, Callaway (4/30/18) to Helen and Windom Rosene.
Survivors: daughters, Jean Morris, Wilsonville, Ore., Rita Axford, Denver, Betsy Thompson, Yuma; son, Ted, Nags Head, N.C.; grandchildren, Elliot Morris, Evan Morris, Yarrow Axford, Mason Axford; great-grandchilren, Stephanie Morris, Joel Morris, Melanie Morris, Cole Morris, Gabriel Morris. Margaret is also survived by brothers, Robert Rosene, Roseville, Minn., Phillip Rosene, Georgetown, Mass. Gordon is also survived by sister, Helen Siems Moisson, Central Point, Ore., Marian Shea, Tempe, Ariz.; brother, Roger Axford, Tempe; lifelong friend, Julius Lehfeldt.
Margaret and Gordon met while attending Nebraska Wesleyan University. At Wesleyan, Gordon received his bachelor's degree, played football and was a member of Phi Delta Kappa fraternity. He received his master's degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and was a lifelong Cornhusker fan. Margaret attended Wesleyan after graduating from Jackson High School and received her bachelor's degree from what was Fresno State College in California.
Throughout their 59 years of marriage their lives were dedicated to education, public service and family. They were always active in school and community activities. Their homes included: Hebron, Waco, Callaway, Lincoln, Neb.; Exeter, Oakdale, Manteca, Williams, Strathmore, San Andreas, and Selma, Calif.; Yuma, Ariz.
After fulfilling careers in education as teachers and administrators, they retired in Selma. For their public service they shared honors as Citizens of the Year in 1981, presented by the Selma District Chamber of Commerce.
Services to celebrate their lives, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Chapel, 6800 S. 14th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Cremation, no visitation. Memorials to The Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 8085, Little Rock, AR 72203; or to your favorite charity.

Burcham - Gene K., 67, Lincoln, died Monday (10/29/01).
Private family memorial service. Gene's Crossing Over Celebration: 6 p.m. Thursday, DAV, 3901 N. 70th St. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to family. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com.

Cejka - Ethel (Sklenar), 92, Weston, widow of George F., died Sunday (10/28/01) in Wahoo.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Czech Presbyterian Church, rural Wahoo. Visitation: 1-8 p.m. Friday, with family 6-8 p.m., Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo; one hour before services, church. Memorials to church.

Engel - Julius N., 88, Wilber, died Sunday (10/28/01).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Zajicek Funeral Home, Wilber. Memorials to the family with the funeral home in charge.

Falk - Gloria Ogle, 53, Sevierville, Tenn., died Monday (10/29/01).
Graveside service: 1 p.m. today, Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Friends of the Smokies, P.O. Box 5650, Sevierville, TN 37864-5650. Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Greene - Loetta R., 70, Hawthorne, Calif., formerly Hubbell, died Saturday (10/27/01) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Born, Hubbell. Homemaker.
Survivors: husband, Clarence; son, Roy M., Merritt Island, Fla.; one granddaughter.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Zion Lutheran Church, Hubbell. Friends may call from 5-9:30 p.m. at the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan.

Hartshorn - Belva J., 70, Lincoln, widow of Norman, died Sunday (10/28/01).
Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. The Reb. Dale Ribble. Visitation: noon today until services, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to Nebraska AIDS Project Foundation, 2123 Winthrop Road (02). Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com.

Hoffman - Lloyd W., 60, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/28/01). Born (9/7/41), Smith Center, Kan., to Clyde and Rosella (Lammey). Retired, 6/1/01, after 40 years from NEBCO as fleet manager, OL&B Railroad.
Survivors: wife, Patty (Buckles); sons, daughters-in-law, Troy and Darla, Lincoln, Todd and Susan, Baldwin City, Kan.; grandchildren, Joshua, Brianna and Jordan; parents, Clyde and Rosella, Red Cloud; brother, Francis, Red Cloud; sisters, Janice Kissinger, Fordland, Mo., Cheryl Duval, Lincoln.
Services: 9 a.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Rod Thelander. Committal: 2 p.m., Red Cloud Cemetery. Pastor Denis Payne. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. today; one hour before services, funeral home. Memorials to American Cancer Society, Suite 104, 7441 O St. (10).

Leapley - Crystal, 17, Worthington, Minn., formerly Lincoln, died Monday (10/29/01) in Sioux Falls, S.D., as a result of an automobile accident.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation, pending. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

Myles - Layanna V., 12, Lincoln, died Thursday (10/25/01) in Omaha.
Survivors: mother, Leighsa V.; sister, Lyndia V.; grandparents, Frank and Ann-Lynda, Lincoln.
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Christ Temple Mission Church, 500 N. 25th St. Wyuka Cemetery, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Memorials to the family.

Ocken - Lorenz W., 80, Aloha, Ore., formerly Seward, died Wednesday (10/24/01).
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday, St. John Lutheran Church, Seward. Volzke Mortuary, Seward.

O'Connor - Ruth K., 82, Lincoln, died Monday (10/29/01).
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. The Rev. Wallace Wolff. Burial: 2 p.m. Friday, Fremont Memorial Cemetery. Corrected visitation: Friday only, 9 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials to Tabitha Hospice or Tabitha Meals on Wheels.

Petri - Gertrude, 90, Seward, widow of Edwin L., died Monday (10/29/01).
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. John Lutheran Church, Seward. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. today, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward; one hour before services, church. Memorials to donor's choice in care of family.

Phelps - David J., 41, Omaha, died Sunday (10/28/01). Born, Omaha (6/2/60). Student. Member, Golden Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors: wife, Nancy G. (Graham); daughter, Victoria, Omaha; son, Nicholas, Omaha parents, Donald and Judith A. (Snow) Phelps, Omaha; sister, brother-in-law, Donnette and Jeff Lien, Omaha; brother, sister-in-law, Douglas and Jolene, Lincoln.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Heafey-Heafey-Hofmann-Dworak-Cutler, Westcenter Chapel, Omaha. Pastor Rick New. No visitation. Memorials to charity of donor's choice.

Pierson - Elizabeth H. "Betty," Keizer, Ore., formerly Stromsburg, widow of Harry, died Friday (10/26/01) at the home of her daughter, Gail Spatz, in Keizer. Born, Osceola.
Survivors: son, Gary, Stromsburg; daughter, Gail Spatz, Keizer; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Edith Buckmaster, Osceola; nieces and nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Palmer Funeral Home, Stromsburg. Stromsburg Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, funeral home.

Raymer - Helen L., 80, Lincoln, died Monday (10/29/01).
Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Pastor Renae Johnson. Private family burial. Memorials to donor's favorite charity.

Rogers - Vance D., 84, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/27/01).
Memorial services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1345 S. 16th St. Special tribute: noon-1 p.m. Friday, Rogers Center for Fine Arts, NWU, with reception with family following. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Vance D. Rogers Scholarship Fund, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 50th Street and St. Paul Avenue. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

Sand - Raymond Frank, 80, Villisca, Iowa, formerly Avoca and Plattsmouth, died Sunday (10/28/01). Born, Avoca. U.S. Army veteran, World War II. Retired merchant.
Survivors: wife, Marie; sons, Leo (Butch), Plattsmouth, James, Athens, Ohio; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Viola Wiles, Weeping Water; nieces and nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Church of the Holy Spirit. Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, with family 6-8 p.m., Roby Funeral Home, Plattsmouth.

Scheibe - Albina, 86, Lincoln, formerly Linwood and Schuyler, widow of Edward, died Monday (10/29/01). Born, Linwood.
Survivors: sons, Wilfred, Cedar Bluffs, David, Middleburg, Fla.; daughter, LeAnn Messing, Lincoln; two grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Abie. St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Linwood. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. Friday, Svoboda Funeral Home South Chapel, Schuyler; 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, church. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday, funeral home.

Schidler - Verneda L., 74, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/27/01).
Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Visitation: today until services, funeral home. Memorials to Tabitha Hospice Maseman Unit, 4720 Randolph St. (10). Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com.

Shipman - Esther V., 95, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/28/01). Born, Bethany (12/28/05) to Oscar Willie and Anna Isabelle (Evans) Portlock. Homemaker. Member, Havelock United Methodist Church, UMW, church organist; PEO, Chapter AI. Girl Scout leader. Accompanist for Lincoln Public Schools, 16 years, until 1968.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Gene H. and Sue, Cottage Grove, Minn.; daughter, Jane E. Mansfield, Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Todd Shipman and Jennifer Cook, St. Paul, Minn., Nicole Shipman, Minneapolis, Crystal Mansfield, David Mansfield, both Tucson; sister, Ruby Pembrook, St. Paul, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Cody Mansfield, Tucson; nephew, Richard Pembrook, Las Vegas, N.M.; niece, Mary Luanne Gillsey, Aurora, Ill. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence W.; daughter, Clare Ann; parents; brother, sister-in-law, Glen and Vera Portlock; brother-in-law, Roy Pembrook.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday (note change of day), Havelock United Methodist Church, 4140 N. 60th St. The Rev. Dr. David Patterson. Prior private burial of cremains, Wyuka Cemetery. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to the church (07). Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com.

Standley - Margaret Hennings, 104, Lincoln, died Monday (10/29/01).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Heritage Presbyterian Church, 880 S. 35th St. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to the church or donor's favorite charity.

Strauss - Stephen F. "Steve," 49, Brighton, Colo., died Monday (10/29/01). Born, Lincoln (2/5/52) to Albert J. and Eldora J. (Mohrhoff). Grew up in Lincoln. Married Rae A. Hutsell (8/19/72). Moved to Longmont, Colo., 1976, where he was involved in family business, Trend Homes by Strauss Brothers. Business and family moved to Westminister, Colo., in 1978. Moved to Louisville, Colo., in 1982, and moved to Brighton in May 2001. For last seven years had his own home-building business, Strauss Homes. Enjoyed sailing; belonged to "Loon Brothers," group of sailing buddies. Car enthusiast.
Survivors: wife, Rae; daughter, Erin, Niwot, Colo.; brother, sister-in-law, Paul and Dixie, Westminister; sisters, brothers-in-law, Kay and Bob Busha, Ohio, Sharon and Mike Casey, Nebraska; uncle, wife, Eddie and Joyce Mohrhoff, Lincoln; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents.
Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Thursday, at family home in Brighton. Memorials in Steve's name to American Diabetes Association, 2450 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210. Cremation. Darrell Howe Mortuary, Lafayette, Colo.

Tucker - Etha B., 93, Holdrege, formerly Greensburg, Kan., widow of O. Lester, died Monday (10/29/01). Born, St. John, Kan. Homemaker.
Survivors: sons, Darrell D., Morro Bay, Calif., David L., Holdrege; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces; nephews.
Private family memorial services, Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg. Cremation. No visitation. Nelson-Harris Funeral Home, Holdrege.

Wilson - Ruth, 80, Bennet, died Monday (10/29/01). Born, Firth (10/26/21). Worked in food service, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital. Member, Bennet Community Church, VFW.
Survivors: husband, Kenneth; sons, daughters-in-law, Don and Diana, Dennis and Lucinda, all Lincoln, Steve and Pat, Exeter, N.H.; daughters, sons-in-law, Barbara and El Schaffer, Denver, Joni and Ed Clark, Cheyenne, Wyo., Cindi and Tom Osborne, Greeley, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, brother-in-law, Evelyn and Gerald Te Kolste, Firth. Preceded in death by two infant daughters.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Bennet Community Church. The Revs. Perry Holmgren and Ron Helmink. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Highland Cemetery, Adams. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Friday, Metcalf Funeral Home, Firth. Memorials to American Cancer Society or donor's choice.

Anderson - Esther L., 101, Ashland, died Sunday (11/4/01).
Service: 10 a.m. today, United Methodist Church, Ashland. Memorials to Ashland Methodist Church or Ashland Rescue Squad. Marcy Mortuary, Ashland.

Anderson - Ethel M., 96, Lawrence, Kan., formerly of Lincoln, died Monday (11/5/01). Born, Hastings (8/31/05) to George J. and Emma (Krieger) Monk. Lived her earliest years, 1905-1910, on a ranch in Logan County, Colo., before returning to Hastings. Moved to Lincoln, 1920, and was a longtime resident, moved to Lawrence in 1997. Graduate, University Place High School, Lincoln, 1923; Lincoln Business College, 1925. Mortgage loan and insurance secretary, Woodward Brothers; secretary, real estate firm of Loomis and Johnson, Lincoln; financial secretary, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, during the early and mid-1950s. For a time served as secretary, Safety Services of Lancaster County Red Cross. Member, Hall in the Grove Literary Society, Hellenic Chautauqua Literary Circle, Norden Club, all of Lincoln. Former member, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, since 1948, also served as a deaconess. Married Charles I. Anderson (6/2/27) in Lincoln. He died in 1990.
Survivors: son, Roger C., Lawrence; grandsons, spouse, Torrence C. and Beth Anderson, Aurora, Ill., Ben J. Anderson, Prairie Village, Kan.; great-grandchildren, Conner, Jack, Evan; sister, Helen J. Charleston, Sun City, Calif. Preceded in death by husband; sister; three brothers.
Graveside service and burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 34th St. The Rev. Kathryn Campbell. Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com.

Benting - Eileen L., 95, Lincoln, widow of Rolla, died Monday (11/5/01).
Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1940 S. 77th St. No viewing. Memorials to Cotner Center, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd. (05) in lieu of flowers. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.

Bish - Milan D., 72, Grand Island, died Monday (11/5/01). Born, rural Giltner. Former U.S. ambassador to the eastern Caribbean, 1981-84; was president, founder, Mid-Continent Enterprises; president, Bish Inc.; administrative assistant, 3rd District U.S. Rep. Virginia Smith, 1986-91.
Survivors: wife, Allene; son, Chuck Bish, Grand Island; daughters, Cindy Russell, Aurora, Ill., Linda Delehant, Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Grand Island. Grand Island Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today, with family 6-8 p.m., Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home, Grand Island. Memorials to the church, Parkinson Foundation, Crane Meadows Nature Center or the Milan Bish Foundation.

Boldt - Gary D., 56, Lincoln, died Monday (11/5/01). Born, Lincoln, (7/1/45) to Harold and Mary (Corzine). Electrician/crane operator, Boldt Crane Service. Member, Sheridan Lutheran Church. President, Nebraska/Iowa Electrical Council. Sang with Lincoln Continentals.
Survivors: wife, Roberta "Robbi"; sons, Jason Boldt and fiancee, Melissa Jones, Seward, Mark Boldt, Hastings; mother, Mary Boldt, Adams; brothers, sisters-in-law, Arnold and Sharon, Seward, Milton of Douglas, Stan and Bonne, Otoe, Doug and Mary Ann, Callaway; sister, brother-in-law, Marlene and Doug Denison, Lincoln; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Harold.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Sheridan Lutheran Church, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. Pastor Larry Arganbright. Rosehill Cemetery, Douglas. Pallbearers: Jeff, Ryan, Craig, Alan and Adam Boldt, Darin Denison. Honorary pallbearers: Larry Watkins, Earl Kunz, Marvin Sterns, Gary Dorn, John Bailey, Tom Goodwater, Gene Campbell, Bob Lanham. Visitation: 4 p.m. today until 9 p.m. Thursday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Family will greet friends, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to donor's choice. Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com.

Burk - Mae Lorene, 89, Plattsmouth, died Sunday (11/4/01). Born, Murray. Homemaker.
Survivors: husband, John S.; sister, Velma Rea, Plattsmouth; nieces; nephews.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Nebraska Masonic Home, Plattsmouth. Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Thursday, with family 6-8 p.m., Roby Funeral Home, Plattsmouth. Memorials to Nebraska Masonic Home.

Cantrell - Carol M., 78, Fairmont, died Monday (11/5/01) in Lincoln.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, Geneva. Visitation: begins 1 p.m. today, Farmer and Son Funeral Home, Geneva. Memorials to the Senior Center, Fairview Manor Lighted Cross Fund, or Omaha Children's Hospital in lieu of flowers.

Davis - Beth M., 31, Lincoln, died Sunday (11/4/01).
Survivors: parents, Richard and Joann Davis, Lincoln; sister, Cynthia Davis, Lincoln; brothers, sisters-in-law, Jeffery, James, both Rochester, Minn., William, Pleasant Dale, Robert and Lisa, Thomas and Debra, all Lincoln, Joseph and Jennifer, Omaha; nieces, nephews, Jennifer, Savannah, Daniel, Ashley, Madison, Annie Jo, Celia and Fischer Davis.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Chapel. Private inurnment, Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Madonna. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

Drake - Robert E., 85, York, widower of Berneita, died Tuesday (11/6/01) at Grand Island. Born, Arcadia. Retired, Champion Home Builders, York. World War II veteran.
Survivors: sons, Rod, Omaha, Rick, Benedict; daughter, Sharon Manning, Grand Island; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, York. Greenwood Cemetery, York. Visitation: after 5 p.m. today, Metz Mortuary, York. Memorials to the family.

Gerdes - Melvin L., 81, Cedar Creek, formerly Louisville, died Monday (11/5/01) in Plattsmouth. Born, Auburn. Former quarry foreman.
Survivors: wife, Bonnie; sons, Robert, Bradleyville, Mo., Charlie, Weeping Water; daughter, Susan Gerdes, Cedarcreek, Mo.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mabel Woolhiser, Louisville.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Fusselman Wymore Marshall Funeral Home, Louisville. Glendale Cemetery, rural Louisville. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Thursday, with family greeting friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, funeral home; Friday, 9 a.m. until services. Memorials to Cedar Creek Fire Department.

Gillan - Robert "Bob," 75, Irvine, Calif., died Saturday (11/3/01). Born, Milwaukee, Wis. (2/18/26). Graduated, Lincoln High, where he was member of national honor society and debate team. Attended, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Formerly worked in marketing and advertising, KFOR and KLMS, Lincoln, and KFAB, Omaha. Former vice president, Bozell & Jacobs, Omaha. Moved to Southern California in 1974 to organize a company, Media & Marketing Affiliates. Great passion late in life was political item collecting, amassing one of largest collections in country. President, board of trustees, Pacific Southwest District, Unitarian Universalist Association. Will be missed by his family, friends and members of Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Lincoln Unitarian Church.
Survivors: sons, Kevin, Douglas and Brian; daughter, Kathleen; four grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Joan (Marcell).
Services at later date. Memorials to Unitarian Church, 6300 A St., Lincoln (10).

Gray - Alan, 82, David City, died Monday (11/5/01) in Lincoln. Born, David City. Retired farmer, production worker at Henningsen Foods.
Survivors: wife, Milda; sons, Jeffrey, Fremont, Troy, Lincoln, Travis, Kearney.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, David City. David City Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Roberts Funeral Home, David City; Friday, one hour before services, church. Memorials in care of the family.

Hernandez - Matthew M., 76, Lincoln, died Sunday (11/4/01). Born, McKinney, Texas. Retired correctional officer. Army veteran, World War II.
Survivors: son, Duane, Lincoln; daughters, Kathryn Hernandez, Dallas, Cynthia Partsch, Lincoln, Doris Drabant, Houston; brothers, Raul, Nickolas, Reuben, Robert, Roy; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials c/o family.

Heumphreus - Michael Dean, 62, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/27/01). Born, Lincoln (4/6/39) to Kermit Brooks and Fredella Eleanor (Radford). Employed, truck driver, Werner Industries. Member, Disabled American Veterans Nebraska Chapter 7.
Survivors: brothers, Jon, Gary, both Lincoln; sister, brother-in-law, Jolene and Gene Woodhead, Lincoln; stepfather, Emanuel Niederhaus, Lincoln; 10 nieces and nephews; very special great-nieces, Tanner, Holli, Emily, Kyra. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Bob.
Memorial service: 9 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Samuel Wade. Memorials in care of the family.

High - Zelma (Cooley), 75, Lexington, died Tuesday (11/6/01). Born, Berwyn. With husband, farmed in rural Lexington.
Survivors: husband, Charles; sons, Michael, Randy, both Lincoln; daughter, Trudy Hines, Lincoln; brother, Kenneth Cooley, Norman, Okla.; sisters, Vivian Von Loh, Lincoln, Alice Thorell, Ashland, Sharon Jordening, Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church, Lexington. Robb Cemetery, Lexington. Visitation: 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Reynold-Love Funeral Home, Lexington. Memorials to the church.

Jones - Paul Hunter, 82, Lincoln, died Monday (11/5/01).
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: one hour before services, funeral home. Memorials to church.

Jurena - Otto J., 76, Crete, died Saturday (11/3/01).
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Visitation: beginning 9 a.m. today, with family greeting friends, 7-9 p.m., funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Boys Ranch or American Heart Association.

Kresha - Raymond Larry, 62, rural Osceola, died in David City. Born, Osceola. Farmer. Served, U.S. Army.
Survivors: wife, Carol; sons, Dan, Brad, both David City; brother, Joe, Osceola; sisters, Rosalie Gabel, Ramona Smith, both Shelby, Kathy Grosch, Dublin, Ga., Mary Lou Dunekacke, Rising City, Bettiann Witulski, Morrison, Colo.; four grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Shelby. Church cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Kepner-Roberts Funeral Home, Osceola. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday, church.

Lipker - Hanna V. (Ross), 94, Hebron, widow of Ernest, died Monday (11/5/01). Born, Kiowa. Homemaker.
Survivors: son, Ray, Alma; daughters, LaMira Mueller, Superior, Rosella Schroeder, Hebron; sister, brother-in-law, seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Faith Lutheran Church, Hebron. Rose Hill Cemetery, Hebron. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Hebron Memorial Funeral Home.

McCoy - Harold, 86, Syracuse, died Monday (11/5/01). Born, Palmyra. Retired farmer and dairy farmer. Worked part time as a Green Thumb, Arbor Lodge.
Survivors: sons, Gerold, Geneva, Roy, Plattsmouth, Ivan, Scarborough, Maine, James, Great Falls, Mont.; daughter, Joann Morrison, Cumming, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl, Seattle, Elmer, Grand Island, Merle, Lincoln.
Graveside memorial services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln. Register book for signing: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse. Memorials to family's choice.

Metcalf - Almyra "Myra," 89, Lincoln, died 9/27/01.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. today, Eastmont Towers Chapel, 6315 O St. No visitation, cremation. Memorials to Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St. (08); Capital Humane Society, 2320 Park Blvd. (02); or the Salvation Army, 5701 Dogwood Drive (16). Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com.

Morris - Dr. Berniece "Bee," 69, Beaver Crossing, formerly Lincoln, died Sunday (11/4/01) at Lincoln. Born, North Platte to William and Olga (Mortensen) Jepsen. Psychologist and educator. Graduated, Kearney State University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, master's degree and doctorate. Clinical training, Menninger's Clinic. Former faculty, UNL, NWU and SECC. Former extensive private practice in Lincoln. Wrote original grant that started the Human Services program at SECC and Head Start program in Kearney. Former staff psychologist, St. Monica's Home. Member, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, American Psychological Association.
Survivors: companion, Rudy Mueller, Beaver Crossing; sons, daughters-in-law, George "Chip" Lee III and Nancy Morris, Milwaukee, William F. and Laurie Morris, Salem, Ore.; daughters, sons-in-law, Nancyruth and Craig Leibold, Lincoln, Peggy M. and Brad Breitkreutz, Raymond; grandchildren, Gillian and Spencer Morris, Milwaukee, Nicholas Leibold, Lincoln, Sophie Breitkreutz, Raymond; sisters, brothers-in-law, Dorothy and John Grieve, Fort Lupton, Colo., Ruth and Gaylord Headrick, Grand Junction, Colo.; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by husbands, Rex Van Camp, 1953, and George W. Morris Jr., 1972; parents; sister, Christina Jepsen.
Memorial service was Tuesday, Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 40th and C streets. Pastors Lowell Hennigs and J. Elizabeth Liggett. Anatomical donation. Memorials to Capital Humane Society, 2320 Park Blvd., (02). Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com.

Murphy - Patrick J., 76, Lincoln, died Saturday (11/3/01).
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. today, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 17th and Lake streets. Memorials to Adoration Convent, Pius X Foundation or Blessed Sacrament School. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.

Nalls - William Ross, 88, Lincoln, died Monday (11/5/01). Born, Eddyville (6/30/13). Retired bookkeeper. World War II Army Air Forces veteran. Past master and past secretary , East Lincoln Lodge 210 Scottish Rite, Royal Arch, Sesostris Temple; American Legion Post 3; VFW.
Survivors: brother, Ralph, Portland, Ore.; sister-in-law, Maxine Nalls, Peoria, Ariz.; niece, Wilma Webb, Kearney; nephew, Harlin Tabor, Lincoln; cousin, Dorothy Tavlin, Lincoln.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. The Rev. Bob Chitwood. Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today; 8 a.m. until services Thursday, funeral home. Memorials to Nebraska Masonic Home, 1300 Avenue D., Plattsmouth 68048.

Norris - Barbara Berniece, 80, Superior, died Monday (11/5/01). Retired owner with husband, Treasure House Antiques.
Survivors: husband, Raymond E.; son, Raymond L., Ogallala; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Williams Funeral Home, Superior. Evergreen Cemetery Superior. Memorials established at First United Methodist Church, Superior.

Paul - Gunda L., 85, Lincoln, widow of J. Edward, died Sunday (11/4/01).
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church, Minden. The Rev. John Minert. Minden Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ilert Schmidt, Dick McBride, Glen Rasmussen, Dr. Richard Finkner, Bob McBride, Ray VanNorman. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association, Lincoln Greater Nebraska Chapter, 5601 S. 27th St., Suite 101, Lincoln (12); American Cancer Society, 5733 S. 34th St., Suite 500, Lincoln (16); or donor's choice. Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com.

Scott - Gertrude S., 84, Beatrice, widow of Harold, died Tuesday (11/6/01). Born, (10/25/17). Employed in dietary department, Bryan Memorial Hospital, Lincoln; cook at Pawnee City Hospital. Volunteered at Beatrice State Developmental Center with the Pioneer Chapter of the Foster Grandparent Program. Member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Beatrice.
Survivors: sister, Mildred Imig, Seward; niece, nephews, Kay Weichel, Plymouth, Kenneth Imig, Seward, Bill Imig, Lincoln. Preceded in death by husband; parents, William C. and Anna S. Hockemeyer; sisters, brother-in-law, Velma Hockemeyer, Selma and Willard Schroeder; brother-in-law, Henry F. Imig.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward. The Rev. Douglas D. Irmer. Seward Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. until services Friday, funeral home. Memorials to the Lutheran Hour or donor's choice in care of the Scott family.

Simmons - George William Jr., 82, Auburn, died Monday (11/5/01) in Lincoln. Born, Auburn. Former owner, Simmons Repair, Auburn.
Survivors: wife, Margaret; sons, Donald, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Ronald, Auburn; daughters, Karen Bowland, Georgina Allgood, Janette Price, all Lincoln; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Auburn. Sheridan Cemetery, near Auburn. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, with family 6-7 p.m., Hemmingsen Funeral Home, Auburn. Memorials to family's choice.

Sjulin - Richard Paul, 71, Shenandoah, Iowa, died Monday (11/5/01) unexpectedly of a heart attack at home. Born, Hamburg, Iowa, (12/25/29) to Carl Oscar and Una (Hines), youngest of three sons. Graduated, Hamburg High School. Attended, University of Nebraska and University of Iowa. Married, 6/16/57. Nurseryman in family business founded by father, Inter-State Nurseries of Hamburg; served many years on board of directors of Hawkeye Bancorporation of Des Moines; manager, Sjulin Farms of Shenandoah; president and CEO, West Gate Bank, Lincoln. Committed to many organizations including: First United Methodist Church of Shenandoah; Shenandoah Hospital board of directors; Lincoln Community Playhouse board of directors; Nebraska Arts Council; Nebraska Bankers Association. Member, past performer, Southwest Iowa Theatre Group; and the Elks. Music, theater, gardening, reading and travel were his passions. Most recently, served on committee in Shenandoah to establish communitywide child-care center to meet needs of area children.
Survivors: wife of 44 years, Barbara Sears Sjulin; children, Kathryn Sjulin Lonowski and husband Wayne, Fort Collins, Colo., Carl James Sjulin and wife Renee Everett Sjulin, Lincoln, Dr. David Sjulin and wife Dr. Ann Meissner Sjulin, Omaha; grandchildren, who were constant source of delight, Sarah, David and Anne Lonowski, Fort Collins, Carl James Jr. and Megan Sjulin, Lincoln, Lucille, Charlotte and Jacqueline Sjulin, Omaha. Preceded in death by parents; brothers David Sterling and Carl Dudley Sjulin.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Shenandoah. Visitation: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shenandoah Public Library.

Smith - Jesse Clairon, 82, Lincoln, died Sunday (11/4/01). Field supervisor, state of Nebraska Welfare Department. Graduate, Peru High School, Peru State Teachers College. Member: Second Baptist Church; American Legion Post No. 3, 35 years; U.S. Army Finance Department. U.S. Army veteran, World War II.
Survivors: wife, Geraldine; son, daughter-in-law, Gary and Patricia Smith, Lincoln; grandchildren, Jennifer and John. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Carol, Monta, Opal.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Second Baptist Church. Pastor James Cummings. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday (corrected day), Peru Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday with family greeting friends 7-8 p.m., all at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to the family.

Tucker - Leona M., 80, Lincoln, died Tuesday (11/6/01).
Services pending, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

Tyson - Bernice Emily, 90, Wichita, Kan., formerly Lincoln, died Sunday (11/4/01).
Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 3-9 p.m. today, with family greeting friends, 3-6 p.m.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials to Capital Humane Society.

Vanek - Alden J., 78, Lincoln, died Sunday (11/4/01).
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Rosary: 7 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Visitation: today, funeral home. Memorials to family.

Weins - Dr. William N. "Bill," P.E., 48, Lincoln, died Saturday (11/3/01) of cancer.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, First Evangelical Covenant Church, 6024 L St. Closed-casket visitation: Thursday, noon until services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the family. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave.

York - Dr. Robert W., 85, Lincoln, died Monday (11/5/01). Retired dentist. World War II Army Air Forces P-38 fighter pilot, South Pacific. Member, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Men's Club, King's Men.
Survivors: wife, Joy; daughters, sons-in-law, Pamela Birch, Judy and Bob Schroeder, Sheila and John Kuchta, Sherry and Andrew Cunningham, Mary Beth and Mike Hotovy, all of Lincoln, Monica and Mike Milana, Douglas; son, daughter-in-law, Richard and Debbie, Lincoln; 47 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, brothers-in-law, Florence and William Hyberger, Beatrice, Elizabeth and Joseph Barton-Dobenim, Waleco, Texas, Helen Engelbart, Westminster, Calif., Sister Mary James York, Omaha; brother, Father Paul York, Ashland; nieces, nephews; daughters-in-law, Cindy and Deborah York, Lincoln. Preceded in death by sons, Paul, Michael; brother, James.
Funeral Mass: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 735 S. 36th St. Father Paul York. Lincoln Memorial Park. Rosary: 8 p.m. today, church. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.; before rosary and Mass, church. Memorials to Catholic Social Services or St. Teresa's School Foundation.

York - Sherry Ruth, 33, Plattsmouth, died Saturday (11/3/01) in Omaha. Born, Bartlesville, Okla. Homemaker.
Survivors: daughter, Halle L. York, Plattsmouth; mother, Elizabeth A. York, Beaver Lake; sisters, Laura Rotter, Bellevue, Ronda Santee, Plattsmouth; nieces; nephew; great-nephew. Preceded in death by father, Ronnie R.
Services: 6 p.m. today, Roby Funeral Home, Plattsmouth. Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. today, with family 6-8 p.m., funeral home. Memorials to The Halle York Trust Fund at Cass County Bank.

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