Obituaries 

Robert M. "Bob" Ross
Robert M. "Bob" Ross

Robert M. “Bob” Ross, age 85 of Auburn, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Prestige Care Center in Nebraska City. Survivors include his wife Earlene of Auburn, children Mary Ann (Mike) Somers of Watertown, MN, Robert D. (Tami) Ross of Gr

Verna Badberg, 83, of Humboldt

Verna Badberg, 83, of Humboldt

Verna May Badberg, daughter of Henry and Rebecca (Crow) Ard was born on February 21, 1936 in Mulberry, Kansas. She was the oldest of six children. Having lost her own mother at age 19, she became a surrogate mother to her siblings. On July 4, 1952, Verna

William "Bill" Taylor, 65, of Humboldt

William "Bill" Taylor, 65, of Humboldt

William “Bill” Frank Taylor, 65, of Humboldt, Nebraska was born on July 7, 1954, in Omaha, Nebraska to Harvey H. and Phyllis Jean (Albin) Taylor. He was raised in Omaha where he received all of his schooling. After graduating high school, Bill

Marty Weston, age 61 of Percival, IA

Marty Weston, age 61 of Percival, IA

Glen Martin Weston, age 61 of Percival, IA, died Saturday, January 18, 2020 at home following a battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Marty was born May 27, 1958 in Maryville, MO to David Lee Weston and Sharon Faye (McGinness) Weston. Glen (Marty) Martin Weston

Ronnie Hill

Ronnie Hill

Ronnie Hill, age 71 of Auburn, passed away at his home Sunday, January 19, 2020. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law Howard and Kathryn Hill of Odell; sisters and brothers-in-law Linda and Duane Weiner of Auburn, Phyllis and Ed Cox of Auburn;

Trudy Nelson, age 63 of Tabor, IA

Trudy Nelson, age 63 of Tabor, IA

TRUDY C. NELSON, age 63 of Tabor, IA, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at her home unexpectedly. Trudy was born March 20, 1956 in Council Bluffs, IA to Kenneth Dale Nelson and Gertrude Helen (Bergman) Nelson. Trudy would like to let you know that her work

Isaac "Ike" Speakman

Isaac "Ike" Speakman

Ike Speakman, 98, formally from Nebraska City, peacefully passed away January 8, 2020 surrounded by family in Geneva, IL. He was born on June 15, 1921, the son of Harry and Mabel (Stotler) Speakman. During WWII, Ike proudly served as a staff sergeant in t

Dorothy A. Glenn

Dorothy A. Glenn

Dorothy A. Glenn, age 86 of Nebr. City (formerly Hamburg) passed away on Thursday morning; January 16, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City. She had resided at Morton House in Nebraska City since November of 2018. She was born on January 9,

Beverly "Bev" Moyer

Beverly "Bev" Moyer

Beverly “Bev” Moyer, age 87 of Auburn, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society-Auburn. Survivors include her sons Ray Moyer of Auburn, Harold Moyer of Auburn, Ronald Moyer of Auburn; grandchildren Michelle (Matthew) K

Wanda Ruse Ewalt, age 92 of Tabor IA

Wanda Ruse Ewalt, age 92 of Tabor IA

Wanda Ruse Ewalt left this world peacefully at home on January 13, 2020, after 92 busy years. Wanda was born in Tabor, Iowa on December 17, 1927 to Walter Olony Ruse and Mable Ida Walno. After graduating from Tabor School she attended Iowa State Universit

Merlyn Osborn II, 83, formerly of Talmage

Merlyn Osborn II, 83, formerly of Talmage

Merlyn Robb Osborn II, 83, formerly of Talmage, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born on September 19, 1936, in Talmage, Nebraska to Merlyn Carl and Virginia (Lewis

Norman Erisman, 77, of Omaha

Norman Erisman, 77, of Omaha

Norman “Norm” D. Erisman, 77, of Omaha, Nebraska was born on December 20, 1942, in Auburn, Nebraska to Claude and Effie (DeBuhr) Erisman. He was raised in Auburn where he attended school and graduated from Auburn High School. Norm (as he liked

Byford Metzger, 94, of Pawnee City

Byford Metzger, 94, of Pawnee City

Byford Paul Metzger, longtime resident and businessman of Pawnee City, Nebraska, passed away at the age of 94 on January 12, 2020, at the Pawnee City Assisted Living, with family at his side. Byford was a hardworking man who loved his family, his communit

Evelyn Marie Greta (Freudenberg) Giittinger

Evelyn Marie Greta (Freudenberg) Giittinger

Evelyn Marie Greta (Freudenberg) Giittinger, 85 was born January 30, 1934, to Herman and Lena (Kunz) Freudenberg in the family home at Avoca, Ne. She lived a full and meaningful life passing to eternity on Saturday, January 11, 2020, in Syracuse, NE. She

Linda J. Major

Linda J. Major

Linda J. Major, age 72 of Nebraska City, NE passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her home. Linda was born on August 31, 1947 in Maryville, MO; the daughter of James M. and Jackie (Combs) Major. She graduated from Hamburg High School in 1965. Linda w

Patricia K. Mikkelsen

Patricia K. Mikkelsen

Patricia K. Mikkelsen, age 85 of Auburn, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Lincoln. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Sherry and Harry Harney of Julian; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren (and one on the way); sister and brother-in

Betty Fink, 91, formerly of Pawnee City

Betty Fink, 91, formerly of Pawnee City

Betty Corinne (Buerstetta) Fink passed away on January 11, 2020 at the age of 91. Betty was born at home to Lowell M. and Anna L. (Haney) Buersetta in Tecumseh, Nebraska on May 19, 1928. Betty married Wilbur Glen Fink on March 2, 1948. They celebrated the

Eunice A. Navrkal

Eunice A. Navrkal

Eunice A. Navrkal, age 86 of Nebraska City passed away on Saturday; Jan. 11, 2020 at her home. She was born on August 12, 1933 in Nehawka, NE ; the daughter of Henry Relise and Mary Edna (Jordon) House. She attended school and was a member of the Dunbar,

Raymond A. Schroeder

Raymond A. Schroeder

Raymond August Schroeder was born September 11, 1920 on a farm near Dunbar, NE. Son of Edward and Alvina (Kehlbeck) Schroeder. Raymond died January 12, 2020 at the Syracuse Hospital at the age of 99. He was a baptized and confirmed member of St. John&rsqu

Betty Frances Braye

Betty Frances Braye

Betty Braye, age 97 of Nebraska City passed away on Friday, January 9, 2020 at The Ambassador Care Center. She was born January 25, 1922 to Muriel and John (Brick) Dunn in Nebraska City. Betty graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1939 and married E

Jack Hinrichsen, 92, of Pawnee City

Jack Hinrichsen, 92, of Pawnee City

Jack J. Hinrichsen, 92, of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his home after a long hard fought battle with kidney failure. Jack was born on January 23, 1927 to John and Mildred (Reis) Hinrichsen at their farm home in Richf

Paul Eugene Sliger

Paul Eugene Sliger

Paul Eugene Sliger, 49 of Syracuse, was born February 2, 1970 to Robert and Mary Sliger in Newton, Iowa. He passed away in a work related accident on January 8, 2020 in Burr, Nebraska. His family moved to Nebraska in 1982 where he graduated from Syracuse

Jane B. (Walters) Maybee

Jane B. (Walters) Maybee

Jane B. Maybee, age 81 of Nebraska City passed away on Tuesday evening; January 7, 2020 at her home. She was born on May 25, 1938 near Thurman, IA; the daughter of Thomas Lawson and Florence (Sheard) Walters. She was one of 12 children in the family. She

Joan (Griffiths) Lash

Joan (Griffiths) Lash

Joan Lash, age 93 of Auburn, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society-Auburn. Survivors include her husband Herb of Brownville; daughters and sons-in-law Charlotte and Dan Grone of Lincoln; Brenda Haith of Maryville, MO; Brenda

Sally A. Niemann

Sally A. Niemann

Sally A. Niemann, 81 of Cook, passed away on January 7, 2020 at Southlake Village in Lincoln. She was born on December 27, 1938 to Alfred & Serene (Francois) Volkmer in Auburn, Nebraska and grew up on a farm near Julian, Nebraska. Sally graduated high sch

Carolyn Schaaf (shoff) age 93 of Randolph, IA

Carolyn Schaaf (shoff) age 93 of Randolph, IA

Carolyn Ruth Schaaf, 93, of Randolph, Iowa entered into rest Thursday December 26th, 2019 at the Tabor Manor Care Center. Carolyn was born September 11th, 1926 in Randolph, Iowa to Rolland Austin Trively and Bernice Elaine (Fichter) Trively. Carolyn grew

Vince Pella, 64, of Tecumseh

Vince Pella, 64, of Tecumseh

Vincent S. Pella was born to Clemence and Ethelreda (Gottula) Pella on April 7, 1955 in Tecumseh, Nebraska. He attended K-6 at St. Mary’s Catholic School in St. Mary, Nebraska and 7-12 at Tecumseh Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1973. H

Donald Schenck (skenk), age 74 of Sidney, IA

Donald Schenck (skenk), age 74 of Sidney, IA

DONALD SCHENCK, age 74 of Sidney, IA died Friday, January 3, 2020 at his home unexpectedly. Don was born April 15, 1945 in Red Oak, IA to Roy Adrain Schenck and Ruby Miranda (Harper) Schenck. Don worked for over 30 years as a Machinist at Eaton Corporatio

Rose M. Sullivan

Rose M. Sullivan

Rose M. Sullivan, age 87 of Auburn, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn. Survivors include her children Linda Pahlke of Mandan, ND, Elsie Hill of Sabetha, KS, Sandra (Tom) Clark of Auburn, Richard (Wilma) Sullivan of

Lupita Moreno de Manriquez

Lupita Moreno de Manriquez

Lupita Moreno de Manriquez, age 86 of Nebr. City passed away on Friday; January 3, 2020 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 12, 1933 in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco Mexico; the daughter of Agustin More

Edwin "Snuff" Thompson

Edwin "Snuff" Thompson

Edwin R. “Snuff” Thompson, age 69 of Lincoln, NE (formerly Nebr. City) passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Tabitha Martha House in Lincoln. He was born on April 3, 1950 in Nebraska City, NE; the son of Arthur Dewey and Ruth Lucille

Helen May Wolfe

Helen May Wolfe

Helen May Wolfe, age 90 of Union died January 3, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Helen was born November 30, 1929 in Union, the daughter of Ben and Myrtle (Potts) Neil. She married Donald James Wolfe August 21, 1949 in Union. Helen lived in the

Marjorie "JoAnn" Dahlenburg

Marjorie "JoAnn" Dahlenburg

Marjorie “JoAnn” Dahlenburg, age 79 of Howe, passed away Friday, January 3, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society in Auburn. Survivors include her daughters Sherry Dahlenburg of Auburn, Lori Dahlenburg Hanger of Auburn; grandchildren Kevin Hanger, Na

Dorothy Higgins, 88, of Humboldt

Dorothy Higgins, 88, of Humboldt

Dorothy Maxine Higgins, 88, of Humboldt, Nebraska was born on July 28, 1931, in Humboldt, Nebraska to Lloyd and Katherine (Johnson) Moyer. She was raised near Humboldt and attended country school through the 8th grade. Dorothy was united in marriage to Je

Viola E. Hahn, 96, Johnson

Viola E. Hahn, 96, Johnson

Viola Elizabeth Hahn, 96, formerly of Johnson, Nebraska was born on October 11,1923, in rural Johnson, Nebraska to Louie Adolph and Eda Dorothy (Hahn) Goering. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Johnson and later confirmedby Rev. Riensche o

Claren D. Keithley

Claren D. Keithley

Claren D. Keithley, age 78 passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at his home in Brandon, South Dakota surrounded by his beloved family. Survivors: wife Pam, Brandon, SD; son David (Marcy) Keithley, Mankato, MN; daughter, Sherri (Jeff) Fisher, Lakevill

Roland Ivan Rodaway

Roland Ivan Rodaway

Roland Ivan Rodaway, 100 of Unadilla, Nebraska, passed away on December 28, 2019, at the Syracuse Hospital. He was born on October 9, 1919, on a farm near Unadilla to Ivan and Myrtle (Nash) Rodaway. He was a graduate of Unadilla High School. He farmed unt

Dave Kimball

Dave Kimball

Dave Kimball, age 56 of Elk Creek, passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 27, 2019 at his home. Survivors include his son Tyler of Los Angeles, CA; daughter Dariane Kimball and significant other Bryce Howard of Mesa, AZ; fiancée Tammie Burns of

Janice L. Neeman

Janice L. Neeman

Janice L. “Jan” Neeman, age 74 of Nebraska City, NE passed away early Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Ambassador in Nebr. City. She had resided at the Ambassador since 1999. She was born on November 13, 1945 in Nebraska City, NE; the daughter

Irma Kreifels, Dunbar, NE

Irma Kreifels, Dunbar, NE

Irma C. Kreifels, age 86 of Dunbar, NE passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at her home. Irma was born on September 15, 1933 at rural Dunbar, NE; the daughter of Bernhardt “Ben” Jacob and Clara F. (Rossow) Ganzel. She grew up and attended

Mercedes (Kramer) Clifton, 88, of Tecumseh

Mercedes (Kramer) Clifton, 88, of Tecumseh

Mercedes Eileen (Kramer) Clifton was born February 25, 1931 to Ernest and Dorthy (Ottens) Kramer in Syracuse, Nebraska. She grew up in Nebraska City, and graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to Ray Clifton on Decemb

Donald Dean "Don" Vrana

Donald Dean "Don" Vrana

Donald Dean “Don” Vrana, 90 of Syracuse, passed away on December 21, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born to Anton & Florence (Walker) Vrana on December 17, 1929 in Seward, Nebraska, and grew up on a farm northeast of Garland where he a

Sally J. McAdams

Sally J. McAdams

Sally J. McAdams, age 63 of Peru, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Shelley and David Cygan of Lincoln; Kelly and Dave Adams of Peru; grandchildren Karlye Cygan and fianc&e

Wayne A. Dietrich

Wayne A. Dietrich

Wayne A. Dietrich, age 75 of Auburn, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln. Survivors include his wife Marlene of Auburn; brother- and sister-in-law Merle and Lora Kuhlmann of Beatrice; nieces and nephews Christop