Obituaries

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13
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Densel D. Fankhauser

Densel Dale Fankhauser of Tecumseh was born on March 14, 1926 to Jacob and Goldie (Moore) Fankhauser in Du-Bois, Nebraska, and was the only child.  

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30
May
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Patricia Joan (Bellows) Daubman

Patricia Joan (Bellows) Daubman of Omaha, NE passed away on May 17, 2019 surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her husband Allen W. Daubman; her mother Elsie (Moore) Bellows; father John Roy Bellows; surrogate father Arthur (“Doctor”) Glider, and brothers James, Kenneth, and Richard Bellows. Pat, born 2/7/1931 in Pawnee City, NE, cherished time with family, was an avid reader, and loved to travel. By facing life’s challenges with grace, she modeled resilience and strength of character. She is survived by her children Allen E. (Reneé) Daubman, J. Mark Daubman, Philip (Susan) Daubman, Kimberly (Kerry Walters) Daubman, and Patricia (Steven) Anderson; grandchildren Emilie (Seth) Tracy, Lindsey (Glen) Jagels, Erika (Mark) Newmyer, Andrew (Caitlin) Daubman, Joshua (Elizabeth) Anderson, Mitchell (Taylor) Anderson, and Jonah Walters; nine greatgranddaughters; sisters Phyllis Forneris and Virginia (James) Chittick; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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16
May
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Robert Alexander Inglis

Robert Alexander Inglis, 93 of Beatrice, Nebraska passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Mosaic Home in Beatrice, Nebraska.  He was born on March 22, 1926 to Peter and Ilma (Bogue) Inglis in Pawnee City, Nebraska.

He grew up on the farm until 1968 and then Robert moved to Lincoln. He lived in Lincoln until December of 1993 then he moved to the Mosaic Home in Beatrice, Nebraska, where he has resided until his passing. Robert enjoyed his time on the farm and loved tractors. Liked going to Baseball games and going out to eat with his Mosiac friends.  He enjoyed going to the Barber. He had a dry sense of humor and enjoyed Comedy Shows.  He was gentle, polite, wonderful smile. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters, Mary, Donald, Dale, Dorothy, Leroy, Kenneth, Harold and Willa.

He is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and numerous friends from the Mosaic Home in Beatrice.

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16
May
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Kathryn Sue “Katie” Wiemers

Kathryn Sue “Katie” Wiemers, 30 of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away suddenly at her home on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. She was born on March 20, 1989 to Gary and Lori (Campbell) Wiemers in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Katie graduated from Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Nebraska with the class of 2008. During that time she was the Student Manager for the basketball and volleyball teams.

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02
May
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Viola Mae (Ozeretny) Roschewski-Stepan

Viola Mae (Ozeretny) Roschewski-Stepan, 86 years of age of Lincoln, passed away at Holmes Lake Manor on Saturday, April 27, 2019. She was born on August 9, 1932 in Beatrice to Peter and Dorothy (Schank) Ozeretny. Viola married Earl Roschewski on December 12, 1947 and they moved to Lewiston in 1960. To this union they had two sons and two daughters. She was employed at Campbell Soup in Tecumseh for over 30 years, retiring as an employee trainer in 1990. Earl passed away in 1999. Viola married Lloyd Stepan on January 1, 2005. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, R. Beatrice; American Legion and VFWAuxiliary; and the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, AFL & CIO & C/C Local 271. Viola enjoyed doing crafts, garage sales, flea markets, and having her grandchildren around.

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25
Apr
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Charles (Chuck) Kaster

Charles (Chuck) Kaster, 83, of Seneca died on Saturday, April 13, 2019 with family and friends at his side, Chuck had been in declining health this past year and had been residing at Crestview Nursing & Residential Living where he had received wonderful care and loved many of his caregivers. Chuck was born on December 31, 1935 in Seneca to Bryan and Ethel Fluent Kaster. Chuck grew up the middle of five brothers. In his early years, while still attending high school, he lived with Henry and Vada Tegtmeier and worked at their farm, Angus Acres. He was active in sports at that time and he would remanence about the football games he played in high school. After graduation, he traveled around the country and held various jobs before enlisting in the Air force. During his six years in the Air Force, he served as an MP in Turkey. He returned to the States and completed his enlistment, being stationed at the base in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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25
Apr
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Charles D. Westing

Rural Prosser resident, Charles D. Westing, 94, passed away, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE.

Services were at 11 am, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the United Methodist Church, Kenesaw with Rev. Dr. Lee Wigert officiating. Visitation was on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 5 PM to 8 PM with family present 6 PM to 8 PM. Burial was in the Kenesaw Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 22, 2019 from 5 PM to 8 PM with family present 6 PM to 8 PM. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings.   Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw is in care of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com.Memorials may be given to the Kenesaw United Methodist Church or the YMCA.

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25
Apr
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Steven M. Howard

Steven M. Howard, age 56 of York, NE died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born October 30, 1962 at Pawnee City, NE to Harold and Carolee (Hutton) Howard. Steve grew up in Pawnee City and graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1981. He joined the United States Navy and proudly served his country from 1981-1985 in Beirut and Granada on the USS Guam as a signalman. He started employment at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, NE where he worked for 16 years as an armed security officer. He retired and moved to York, where he enjoyed working at Cyclonaire.  On May 5, 2018, he was united in marriage to Karen (Robison) Erdman. He was proud of his military service and was a member of the American Legion Honor Guard. He joined the First Presbyterian Church and was an active member of the York Lions Club. He treasured his time with his family, gardening, and time with his special dog, Sofie. He was brave and faced challenges with grace and courage.

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18
Apr
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Lola G. (Davis) Hatfield

Death Notice

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Pawnee City, Nebraska with Reverend Sherry Sklenar officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Wherry Mortuary, 919 "G" Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Memorials may go to the family's choice. Condolences can be placed online at www.wherrymortuary.com.

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18
Apr
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Melva Jean Hartshorne

Melva Jean Hartshorne, 90, of Lincoln, passed away on April 11, 2019. Born on October 18, 1928 to Raymond and Blanche (Callam) Slater in Pawnee City, Nebraska.

Melva enjoyed everything about cooking. She was so interested in it, she worked most of her life as a cook, bartender, waitress, catering, etc. She enjoyed all kinds of needlework in her spare time as well as a game of golf with her husband, Alan while they lived on a golf course in both Wisconsin and Florida.

Family members include her daughter, Gwendolyn Meister and husband, Bill Behmer, Lincoln; Son, Melvyn and wife, Margie Meister, Las Vegas, Nevada; Step-daughter, Deborah Meister, Hillsville, Virginia; Sisters, Arlene and husband, Phil Tyler; Doreen Johnson; Waunita McKnight; Brother, John and wife, Cathi Slater; 3 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and many numerous extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alan; brother, Robert Slater; sister, Ione Richardson.

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