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Donna (Mrs. Tim) Martens age 66 of West Point

Posted: 02/20/2017

Memorial services for Donna (Mrs. Tim) Martens age 66 of West Point, NE will be on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point, NE.  Interment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral


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Bonnie Lou Owens, age 96, of Wayne formerly of Grand Island

Posted: 02/20/2017

Graveside Services for Bonnie Lou Owens, age 96, of Wayne formerly of Grand Island, will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Visitation will be held at Hasemann Funeral


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Jason Erle Racely, 61, of Wayne

Posted: 02/17/2017

Jason Erle Racely, 61, of Wayne, NE passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the United Church of Pender; with Pastor Charity Potter officiating.  Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m.


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Marcella (Konopasek) Brehmer of Pender

Posted: 02/15/2017

Marcella (Konopasek) Brehmer passed away February 14, 2017 at Pender Community Hospital surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church in rural Pender Nebraska; Pastor Robert Schilling will be officiating. The visitation will be


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Kenneth G. Schroeder, 86, of Wakefield

Posted: 02/14/2017

Kenneth G. Schroeder, 86, of Wakefield, Nebraska died on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, NE.  Funeral services for Ken will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield; Pastor Patti Meyer will be officiating.  The visitation will be held


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Verna Mae Dennis of Lincoln formerly of Laurel

Posted: 02/13/2017

Funeral Services for Verna Mae Dennis of Laurel will be held at the United Lutheran Church in Laurel, Nebraska on Saturday February 18, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 P.M. Friday at the United Lutheran Church in Laurel. Interment will be at the Laurel Cemetery, Laurel, Nebraska. Johnson


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Dick Longe, age 79, of Wayne

Posted: 02/12/2017

The family of Dick Longe welcomes you to an open house to Celebrate his life at Miss Molly’s on Main Street in Wayne on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. No Visitation is planned. Private Graveside Services will be held at the Wakefield Cemetery with Military Rites. Memorials may be directed to the Longe Family for later


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Lowell Burns, age 88, of Laurel

Posted: 02/07/2017

Funeral Services with Masonic Rites for Lowell Burns, age 88, of Laurel will be held at the United Methodist Church in Laurel on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church


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Harold E. Gathje, 91, of South Sioux City

Posted: 02/07/2017

Harold E. Gathje, 91, of South Sioux City, Nebraska passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Regency Square Care Center in South Sioux City, NE. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at


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Leslie Sherman, age 85, of Laurel

Posted: 02/04/2017

Funeral services for Leslie Sherman, age 85, of Laurel will be held at the United Presbyterian Church in Laurel on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the United Presbyterian Church in Laurel on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with family present. Interment will be at the Laurel Cemetery. Memorials may be directed


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Kent Pigg, age 58, of Laurel

Posted: 01/30/2017

Funeral Services for Kent Pigg, age 58, of Laurel will be held at the United Lutheran Church in Laurel on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the United Lutheran Church in Laurel on Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with a  Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Interment with Military


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Donna “Susie” Hackney, age 59, of Concord

Posted: 01/30/2017

Donna “Susie” Hackney, age 59, of Concord, passed away Friday January 27, 2017 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska.  Memorial Services to be held at a later date. No Visitation is planned. Memorials may be directed to the Hackney family for later designation. Arrangements with Hasemann Funeral Home of Laurel.
Donna Sue “Susie” Hackney, was born May 30, 1957, in Thermopolis, Wyoming to


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Susan Schmidt, age 71, of Winside

Posted: 01/24/2017

Memorial Services  for Susan Schmidt, age 71, of Winside will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside on Friday, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. with family. Private Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in


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Willard Rowan Wiltse, 83, of Wayne

Posted: 01/23/2017

Willard Rowan Wiltse, 83, of Wayne, NE, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in Wayne. A memorial service will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne; Pastor Jeanne Madsen will be officiating. A visitation will be Wednesday,


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Lorraine R. Hitz, 94, of Wakefield

Posted: 01/23/2017

Lorraine R. Hitz, 94, of Wakefield, NE passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, NE.  Funeral services for Lorraine will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield; Pastor Patti Meyer will be officiating.  The visitation will be


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Elton Bray, 86, of Bancroft

Posted: 01/18/2017

Elton Bray, 86, of Bancroft, NE died on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home in Bancroft. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Bancroft; Pastor Charity Potter will be officiating. The visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Masonic


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Eldin Roberts, age 91, of Wayne

Posted: 01/15/2017

Funeral Services for Eldin Roberts, age 91, of Wayne will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Wayne on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. with family present. Memorials may be directed to the Roberts Family for later designation. Interment with Military


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Patricia Morten, age 63, of Laurel

Posted: 01/12/2017

Memorial Services for Patricia Morten, age 63, of Laurel will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Laurel on Saturday at 1:00 p. m. Memorial visitation will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Laurel on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until


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Melvin D. Brunssen, 85, Randolph

Posted: 01/10/2017

Services for Melvin D. Brunssen, 85, Randolph, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph. The Rev. Marc V. Lim of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierce will officiate with Deacon Doug Tunink. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


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Carroll R. Addison, 72, of Laurel

Posted: 01/09/2017

Carroll R. Addison, 72, of Laurel, Nebraska died on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at his home near Laurel surrounded by his family.  Funeral services for Carroll will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord, NE; Pastor Randall Herman will be officiating.  The visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at


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Alta Meyer, age 91, of Wayne

Posted: 01/06/2017

Funeral Services for Alta Meyer, age 91, of Wayne will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rural Wakefield on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne on Monday, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with family present. Interment will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Wakefield. Memorials may be


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Darrel E. Baker, 83, of Pender

Posted: 12/21/2016

Darrel E. Baker, 83, of Pender, NE died on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender, NE.  Memorial services for Darrel will be held on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender; Pastor Beverly Rautenberg-Panko will be officiating.  The visitation will begin one hour prior to the


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Marguerite Dickey, age 100, of Laurel

Posted: 12/19/2016

Funeral Services for Marquerite Dickey, age 100, of Laurel will be held at the United Methodist Church in Laurel on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church in Laurel on Monday, January 2, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with family present 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Laurel


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Morris C. Backstrom, age 86, of Wayne

Posted: 12/12/2016

Memorial Services with Military Rites for Morris C. Backstrom, age 86, of Wayne will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Visitation will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with family present. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne at a


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Evonne Garber, age 80, of Laurel

Posted: 12/07/2016

A Memorial Gathering for Evonne Garber, age 80, of Laurel will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Laurel on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk at a later date.


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Norris Hansen, age 88, of Wayne

Posted: 12/07/2016

Funeral Services for Norris Hansen age 88, of Wayne will be held at Trinity  Lutheran Church in Winside on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to   4:00 p.m. with family present. Interment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Winside.


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Betty (Janssen) Puckett, 85, of Pender

Posted: 12/07/2016

Betty (Janssen) Puckett, 85, of Pender, Nebraska passed away at Hospice House, the Jossie Harper Residence  in Omaha, Nebraska on December 7, 2016.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the United Church of Pender in Pender, NE; with Pastor Steve Breazier officiating.


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John J. Gallop Sr., 92, of Norfolk

Posted: 12/07/2016

Services for John J. Gallop Sr., 92, Winside, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winside. The Rev. Dale Topp will officiate with burial in the Pleasantview Cemetery at Winside. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 252 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 252.


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Frederick H. “Fritz” Mann, age 90, of Wayne

Posted: 12/05/2016

Funeral Services for Fred “Fritz” Mann, age 90, of Wayne will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne on Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with family present. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Memorials may be


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Gloria D. Koplin, age 79, of Lincoln, formerly of Wayne

Posted: 12/05/2016

Graveside Services for Gloria Koplin, age 79, formerly of Wayne will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. with no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Koplin family for later


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Mike Kneifl, age 93, of Dixon

Posted: 11/27/2016

Mass of Christian Burial for Mike Kneifl, age 93, of Dixon will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Dixon on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Dixon on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in


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Richard A. Koll age 84 of rural Wayne

Posted: 11/27/2016

Private family graveside services for Richard A. Koll age 84 of rural Wayne, NE will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pilger Cemetery.  Rev. Dale Topp is officiating.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE. Richard passed away on


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Margaret H. Turner, 95, of Wakefield

Posted: 11/27/2016

Margaret H. Turner, 95, of Wakefield, NE died on Friday, November 25, 2016 at the Wakefield Health Care Center in Wakefield, NE.  Funeral services for Margaret will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wakefield, NE: Pastor William Bertrand will be officiating.  The visitation


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MarYanna Heydon, 76, of Wessington Springs, SD former resident of Laurel

Posted: 11/23/2016

MarYanna Heydon, 76, of Wessington Springs, SD former resident of Laurel, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday November 22nd at Prairie View Healthcare Community in Woonsocket. Visitation for MarYanna will begin at 4:00 pm, Sunday, November 27, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wessington Springs, followed by a Rosary Service at 5:30pm and a Scripture Service at 6pm. The family invites everyone to stay for fellowship and supper following the Scripture Service around 6:30pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9am, Monday, November 28 also at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wessington Springs, followed with rolls and coffee.  Graveside Services for MarYanna will be held later that day at 3pm at Calvary Cemetery in Newcastle, NE, followed by a prayer service and time


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ValDean Marotz, age 64, of Winside

Posted: 11/21/2016

Funeral Services for ValDean Marotz, age 64, of Winside will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with family present. Interment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Winside. Memorials may be


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Irene Hansen, age 90, of Wayne

Posted: 11/21/2016

Funeral Services for Irene Hansen, age 90, of Wayne will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. November 26th. Visitation will be held at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne on Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with family present. Interment will be at the Wisner Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Our


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Gerald Cunningham, Age 83, of Laurel

Posted: 11/18/2016

Funeral Services for Gerald Cunningham, age 83, of Laurel will be held at the United Methodist Church in Laurel on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church in Laurel on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with family present. Interment with Military Rites will be at the Laurel Cemetery in Laurel. Memorials


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Tom Rose, age 85, of Wayne

Posted: 11/18/2016

Funeral Services for Thomas Rose, age 85, of Wayne will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Wayne on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne on Monday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with family present. Interment with Military Rites will be at Greenwood Cemetery Wayne. Memorials


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Robert Steinmeyer age 78 of Wisner

Posted: 11/18/2016

Funeral services for Robert Steinmeyer age 78 of Wisner, NE will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE.  Interment will be in the Wisner Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Monday


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Margaret L. Fischer, 88, of Holdredge, NE, formerly of Wakefield

Posted: 11/15/2016

Margaret Lorene Prill Fischer, of Holdredge, NE, formerly of Wakefield, NE died on Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Holdredge, NE. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield, NE; with Pastor Barbara Hansen officiating.  Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Wakefield


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Ted Habrock, age 96, of Wayne formerly of Emerson

Posted: 11/11/2016

Funeral services for Ted Habrock, age 96, of Wayne formerly of Emerson will be held at St. Paul’ s Lutheran Church in Emerson on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with family present. A Prayer Service will be held on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Interment


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Ed Carroll, age 91, of Wayne

Posted: 11/08/2016

Mass of Christian Burial for Ed Carroll, age 91, of Wayne will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present. A Vigil Service will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  Interment with Military Rites will be


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Kraig "Boomer" Donald Kubik, 42, of Emerson

Posted: 11/07/2016

Kraig “Boomer” Donald Kubik, 42, of Emerson, NE, had his life taken on November 2, 2016. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE; Pastor Gretchen Ritola will be officiating.  The visitation will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson from 5:00


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Duane "Pete" R. Thomsen, 81, of Pender

Posted: 11/02/2016

Duane “Pete” R. Thomsen, 81, of Pender, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Pender; with Father Gerald Leise celebrating mass.  Visitation will


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Verna E. Brogren-Miller, 93, of Wayne, formerly of Hoskins

Posted: 10/31/2016

Funeral service for Verna E. Brogren-Miller, 93, of Wayne, formerly of Hoskins, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoskins. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. She died Saturday,


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Buford Prince, age 76, of Norfolk formerly of Winside

Posted: 10/31/2016

Funeral services for Buford Prince age 76, of Norfolk formerly of Winside and Wayne will be held at the United Methodist Church in Winside on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church in Winside on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to service time. Interment will be at the Pleasant View Cemetery in


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Kenneth Salmon, 88, of Wakefield

Posted: 10/29/2016

Kenneth Salmon, 88, of Wakefield, NE passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City, IA. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield; Pastor Barbara Hansen will be officiating. The visitation will be


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Velma Fern Dennis, age 88, of Dixon

Posted: 10/28/2016

Velma Fern Dennis, age 88, of Dixon, Nebraska, died Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. As Velma requested, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Coleridge, Nebraska,


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Lucille Nelson, age 95, of Carroll

Posted: 10/28/2016

Mass of Christian Burial for Lucille Nelson, age 95, of Carroll will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Vigil Service will be held on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.  Interment will be at Elmwood


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Bernita Sherbahn, age 98, of Wayne

Posted: 10/24/2016

Funeral services for Bernita Sherbahn, age 98, of Wayne will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time with family present. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Memorials


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