Obituaries

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.
Thu
11
Sep

Nancy Jean (Billings) Saathoff

Thu
11
Sep

Elton Harold Sherrill

Thu
04
Sep

Lloyd Laflin

August 30, 1928 ~ August 27, 2014.
 
Thu
04
Sep

Ross Dean Pettinger

July 19, 1954 ~ August 24, 2014.
 

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