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Jean King Estep

September 18, 1922 ~ October 3, 2017

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LeRoy James “Bobby” Benoit

August 24, 1945 ~ October 11, 2017

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Valjean Carpenter November 21,1931 ~ September 21, 2017

Valjean Carpenter, 85 of Bellevue, Nebraska passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Hillcrest Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bellevue. He was born on November 21,1931 in Humboldt, Nebraska to Leroy and Elverta (Rockemann) Carpenter. Valjean grew up on a farm close to Humboldt, Nebraska. After high school Valjean joint the USAF, January 5, 1950. His 33 years of military services was primarily spent in personnel. He retired as a Chief Master Sargent on October 31, 1982. Valjean and his wife, Alberta raised 10 children, six boys and four girls. His military service took him to 44 states and 25 foreign countries. Valjean married Alberta Patricia Sunneberg on November 21, 1951 at St. Bridget Church, rural Axtell, Kansas. He received Outstanding young men of America in 1966, he was President of Carter Lake Jaycees in 1966 and Iowa State Director 1967 (Jaycees). Valjean enjoyed coaching baseball as his children were growing up.

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28
Sep
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Arline M. Acton July 17, 1922 ~ September 19, 2017

Arline M. Acton, age 95 of Beatrice passed away on September 19, 2017 at the Homestead House in Beatrice. She was born in rural Barneston on July 17, 1922 to Julius and Mary (Hellmer) Stroemer. She was a graduate of Barneston High School. On May 24, 1944, Arline married Allen Acton in Marysville, Kansas. The two farmed near Liberty before moving to Beatrice in 1999. Arline was a huge Husker football fan and enjoyed her time with the Prairie Queen Ladies Club. She also enjoyed gardening and cooking. She will be remembered for her delicious desserts and pies. Arline is survived by her twin sister, Norline Cornett; niece; Jeanne Elsasser; nephews, Robert Cornett and Gary Cornett; several great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews, and a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen (2009); an infant daughter; parents, Julius and Mary Stroemer; sisters, Opal Tucker, Geneva Hanners, and Nedra Hahn; and brother, DeLoss Stroemer.

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28
Sep
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Betty June Ganzel November 6, 1927 ~ September 18, 2017

Betty June Ganzel, 89 of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Premier Estates, Pawnee City, Nebraska. She was born on November 6, 1927 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Lawrence Henry and Mildred Luella (Ferguson) Bock. Betty married Ronald “Mike” Ganzel on August 11, 1946. To this union 4 children were born. Betty was a long time member of Pawnee City United Methodist Church. Betty was courtesy chairperson for many years at the United Methodist Church. Betty and Mike taught Sunday School class for young married couples in the 70’s and 80’s. She was a member of Ruth Circle, United Methodist Women , holding different offices throughout the many years. She was a pillar in the Pawnee City United Methodist church family. Betty was a member of P.E.O for 60 years. Betty was an avid Husker fan for all the Nebraska sports. She loved dogs, any kind of pet, crafts and traveling. Betty was a devoted wife and mother. She always put others ahead of herself.

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20
Sep
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James Robert “Jim” Hasenkamp

August 8, 1950 ~ September 16, 2017

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20
Sep
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Jeanna Ann (Meyer) Hansel

August 6, 1967 ~ September 16, 2017

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20
Sep
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Betty June Ganzel

Born: November 6, 1927 ~ Died: September 18, 2017

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Pawnee City, Nebraska with the Reverend Sherry Sklenar officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wherry Mortuary, 919 "G" Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Private interment will be at the Otoe Cemetery, Otoe, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the Pawnee City United Methodist Church or P.E.O. Chapter AV. Condolences can be placed online at www.wherrymortuary.com.

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Sep
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Donna Jean Rogers

June 15, 1956 ~September 7, 2017

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Kimberly “Kimmie” Kay Blair

September 6, 1974 ~ August 9, 2017

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