Obituaries

Wed
29
Oct

James A. “Jim” Stoddard

James A. “Jim” Stoddard Age 79 of Lincoln Died 10-21-14. Born in Auburn, NE to Bill & Mildred (McClain) Stoddard, Highway construction superintendent, Department of roads superintendent and instrumental in building
the Eisenhower Interstate system. Owner & operator of his own Asphalt & concrete business SURVIVED BY: Daughter & Son-in-law Terry(Brad) Schulz, Son Jim Stoddard Jr., Daughter & Son-in-law: Lori (Todd) Harlan, 10
Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, Sister Charlotte Stephenson, Sharon Erke, Brothers Bob Stoddard, Merrill Stoddard PRECEDED BY: Wife MaryAnn, Son Michael, Grandson Jesse, Infant brother Gary, Parents Bill &
Mildred SERVICES: Monday 10:00 A.M. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home Hickman 211 East 1st Street Viewing: 1 hour before services  Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral home Hickman Burial: Bohemian Cemetery Table
Wed
29
Oct

John “Dale” Wissler

John “Dale” Wissler, 87, of Pawnee City, passed away on October 20, 2014. He was born on June 14, 1927 in Kansas to John A. Wissler and Wilhelmenia (Minnie). Dale was raised on a farm in Kansas  south west of DuBois, Nebraska with his three brothers, Clifford (Bob), Ivan (Ike), and George and two sisters, Beulah and Lucille. He attended school at Prairie Grove Country School and Seneca High  School. Dale joined the service on September
6, 1945 at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas where he served as a cook and guarded German Prisoners at Leavenworth, Kansas. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Minnie Wissler, one sister, Beulah, and
Wed
29
Oct

Leona H. (Macke) Lierz Conradt Kramer

Wed
22
Oct

Irma Maxine Koeneke

Wed
15
Oct

EDWARD SAMUEL JOHNSON

Edward S. Johnson, 93, passed away peacefully of natural causes on October 6, 2014, in Solomons, Maryland. Ed was the 2nd child of Jacob M. and Helen M. Johnson, was born at a farm house in Pawnee County, NE, on 3 May 1921. Ed grew up in Pawnee County. His father was a sharecropper farmer, moving to a different farm each year; consequently Ed attended 8 different country schools during his elementary school years. He started high school at Table Rock, NE, but transferred to Pawnee City High School at the start of his sophomore year, and graduated in the class of 1939. Ed was a good student and won a regent’s academic scholarship to the University of Nebraska; but he never used this scholarship. He secured a loan from the Educational Foundation of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and enrolled at the Grand Island Business College, NE, in January 1940.

Wed
15
Oct

Doris Mae Gallagher

Doris Mae Gallagher died October 4, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer, having reached the age of 81 years, 4 months, and 16 days. She was born at home near Beattie, Kansas on May 18, 1933, the oldest child and only daughter of George and Elnora (Genschoreck) Rombeck. She attended Life School - a country school near her home - through 8th grade, and then attended and graduated from Beattie High School as a member of the Class of 1951. After graduation she worked at the Phillip’s Drug Store until she married Leonard Gallagher on April 21, 1954. To this union eight children were born. Together Leonard and Doris Mae worked the farm, ran a dairy, and raised hogs over the years. In 1988 they sold the farm and moved to Axtell. Doris was a loving and devoted farm wife. She loved to crochet, embroidery, and make hand-made quilts. Each of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have a quilt that she made for them.

Wed
08
Oct

Arlene M. West

Wed
01
Oct

Janet Elaine (Blecha) Wilson

Wed
17
Sep

Edna Mae (Hahn) De Jonge

Wed
17
Sep

David A. Vrtiska

David A. Vrtiska, 68 years of age,  of Wymore passed away peacefully at the Wymore Good Samaritan Center surrounded by his family on Saturday night, August 30, 2014 after complications following surgery. David was born to Joseph and Glenda (Hays) Vrtiska on March 11, 1946 in Steinauer, NE. He grew up on the family farm near Steinauer, graduated from Steinauer High School, where he farmed and worked at the Table Rock Saw Mill.

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