Obituaries

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Fred William Frey

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Nelva (Holthus) Beethe

Nelva Pauline (Holthus) was born April 24, 1929 to John and Frieda  (Lampe) Holthus on a farm in Todd Creek Precinct, Johnson County, Nebraska. She was baptized July 13, 1929 and confirmed November 21, 1943 at the St. John’s Lutheran (Stone) Church, rural Auburn, Nebraska. Nelva received her 8th grade education at District 37 “Long Branch” school near her home. She was united in marriage to Owen Beethe on January 5, 1950
at the St. John’s Lutheran (Stone) Church. Nelva and Owen then moved to a farm in Pawnee County. They were active members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where all 8 of their children were baptized and confirmed.
In 1962, Nelva and Owen moved to another farm in Pawnee County, across the section from St. Peter’s. This would be their home for over 30 years. Nelva was the typical farm wife of the times; she worked hard cooking,
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Roy Johnson

Roy Johnson, 91, of Chula Vista, California, passed away peacefully  with his family by his side, on November 6, 2014. He was born in Deland, Florida on March 9, 1923 and was raised in Pawnee City. Roy was married to Virginia (Tracy) Johnson, also of Pawnee City, for sixty-five years and preceeded him in death on January 22, 2013. He is survived by his three children, Rex, Ross, and Linda, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Services are scheduled for November 14, 2014 in Chula Vista, with burial at Miramar National Cemetary, in San Diego, on November 17, 2014
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Devon Lee Hunzeker

Devon Lee Hunzeker, 16, of Humboldt, Nebraska was born February 9, 1998 in Pawnee City, Nebraska to Aaron Hunzeker and Christina Findeis. He attended Paddock Lane Elementary School in Beatrice, Nebraska through the 2nd grade before moving to Humboldt where he continued his education at Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer public school through his junior year. Devon was a very involved student and athlete at HTRS. He participated in varsity basketball, wrestling, track, and was a starting utility player for the HTRS football team. Devon loved music, playing guitar, and was a “gamer”. He was an accomplished “Guitar Hero” and “Call of Duty” player on PS3 
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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
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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
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Leona H. (Macke) Lierz Conradt Kramer

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Irma Maxine Koeneke

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15
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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.

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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.

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