Obituaries

Wed
20
May

Irene M. Marteney

Wed
20
May

Mary Jo Houlihan

Mary Jo Houlihan, widow of Edwin, 86 of Lincoln died Sunday, 5/17/15. Retired Registered Nurse, 1950 Graduate of St. Elizabeth  School of Nursing, Member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Altar Society, Red Hat Society and St. Elizabeth Alumni Association. Survivors: Sons - Tom (Nancy) of St. Louis, Missouri, Mark (Terri), Tim, and Shawn all of Lincoln. Daughters - Mary Pat Bloom of Lincoln, Barbara (Rick) Palmer of Tallahassee, Florida, Colleen (John) Sweeney of Pawnee City, NE, Mary Beth Kirchmann of Eagle, NE, and Monica (Robert) Cramm of Firth, NE.20 grandchildren, 2 great  grandchildren.Preceded in death by her parents, son Mick, and daughter-in-law  Kerri Mass of Christian Burial: 11:30a.m. Thursday, 5/21/15 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 17th & Lake Streets, Father Benjamin  Rynearson, Rosary: 6:00 p.m.Wednesday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to church in lieu of flowers.

Wed
13
May

E. Lorene (Schuetz) Glathar

Wed
15
Apr

Harriet Alice Phelan (Huston)

Harriet Alice Phelan (nee Huston) died April 7, 2015 in Vacaville, California. She was 96. Mrs. Harriet Phelan was born on August 29, 1918 in Pawnee City, NE to her parents, Archie and Alice Huston. She graduated from the Pawnee City High School of Pawnee City, NE in 1936. She married Thomas John Phelan in 1937. They moved to California in 1957. Mrs. Phelan is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Frandsen and Susan Phelan, her sons Lawrence Phelan and Joseph Phelan, and her grandsons Michael Frandsen and Dan Frandsen, and her granddaughter Stephanie Ohl, and five great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Danny, Michelle, Elijah and Victoria. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, and her brothers Donald Huston and Hobart Huston.

Wed
08
Apr

Joan Louise (Kerner) Douglas

Joan Louise (Kerner) Douglas, 83, of Humboldt, Nebraska was born to Anton and Agnes (Neukirch) Kerner on May 21, 1931 near Vesta, Nebraska. Joan graduated from Tecumseh High School with the class of 1948.
On January 3, 1949, Joan was united in marriage to William Ray Douglas at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska. To this union three children, Bev, Cathy, and Bill were born. Joan worked as a telephone operator inTecumseh before moving to Humboldt in 1960. She and Ray owned Pawnee Transfer Company where Joan was an office manager for many years until retirement. Joan’s passion was her flowers. She loved
Wed
01
Apr

Charles W. “Bill” Edwards

Wed
01
Apr

Erma Jean (Lange) Griffith

Erma Jean (Lange) Griffith, 84, of Seneca formerly of rural Bern, Kansas was born on January 13, 1931 in rural Bern, Kansas to Herman and Matilda (Blazer) Lange. She was raised on the Lange family farm West of Bern and attended school in Bern. Erma Jean later graduated from Bern High School. On August 21, 1954, Erma Jean was united in marriage to Rex Roy Griffith at the Friedens UCC Church in rural Bern, Kansas. To this union two sons, Robert and James, were born. The couple enjoyed 59 years of marriage while raising their family and farming. Jean was a homemaker and care giver for most of her life while continually helping with daily farm activities. She  njoyed sewing, gardening, canningand cooking, and working with livestock. Erma Jean and Rex enjoyed going to dances with friends doing the Waltz and Polka. Jean played  organ for her church for nearly50 years and was a member of the  riedens U.C.C Women’s Guild.

Wed
01
Apr

Mildred Latza

Mildred Latza, aged 89 years, died of complications from Alzheimer’s  disease on March 21, 2015. She resided in Pawnee City, Nebraska almost continuously until 2005, when she entered the Falls City Healthcare Community in Falls City, Nebraska. Born to Bohman and Anna Daniel on February 5, 1926, she was reared on the family farm north of DuBois, Nebraska. She graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1944, and was wed to Albert Latza on April 16, 1950. After the couple resided briefly in Albert’s home town of Letcher, South Dakota,  Albert was drafted into the Army and the couple moved to Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1954, the couple settled in Pawnee City, and their son Bill was born in 1955. Mildred was a hard-working and accomplished homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, and she was an especially skilled cook and seamstress.

Wed
25
Mar

Lavern Kroemer

Lavern Kroemer, 87, of Seneca,KS passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at Life Care Center in Seneca. Lavern was born on March 5, 1928, six miles north of Seneca.  He was the son of Carl Kroemer and Amelia Rohlmeier. He was one of five children born to this union. He was a member of the Friedens  United Church of Christ where he was baptized and confirmed. He attended a country school until the 8th grade, when he then entered
Wed
25
Mar

LeRoy Roberts

LeRoy Roberts, 89, of Falls City, NE, passed away March 19, 2015  at Falls City. He was born March 23, 1925 at Strong City, OK. LeRoy enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1943 and retired and was honorably discharged in 1973 and lived in California, Reno, NV and moved to Humboldt, NE in 2001 then to Pawnee City, NE and to Falls City in December of 2014. He is survived by his nephew, Kenny Clinton of Falls City, Walter Eugene Clinton of Spokane, WA, niece, Cindy Jo Davis of California and a great-nephew, Josh Clinton of California. Mr. Roberts has been cremated and service will be held at a later date in California.

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