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27
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Rudy “Junior” Eugene Fritch

Rudy “Junior” Eugene Fritch

Rudy “Junior” Eugene Fritch, Jr. was born on November 20, 1932, in rural Table Rock, Nebraska to Rudy Sr. and Esther (Boehmer) Fritch. He was raised on the family farm near Table Rock and attended District #32 (The Rock School) country school. Junior then attended Humboldt High School in Humboldt where he graduated with the class of 1950. On February 1, 1953, Junior entered active duty in the U.S Marine Corps where he served his country during the Korean Conflict.

On October 23, 1954, he was united in marriage by Rev. Ward Merritt to Dorothy Hunzeker at the home of her parents Ben and Josephine Hunzeker. To this union three sons, Alan, Kenneth and Donald were born. Junior was honorably discharged from active duty in the Marine Corps on January 31, 1955. He then returned home to Table Rock where he continued farming and raised his family. He was a rural mail carrier in the Table Rock area from 1980-2000.

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19
Feb
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Betty Bernice (Rossell) Tegtmeier

Betty Bernice (Rossell) Tegtmeier

Betty Bernice (Rossell) Tegtmeier, daughter of Clyde and Bessie Rossell, passed away February 15, 2020 at the age of

95. Betty was born November 19, 1924 at the family home in Rockford, Nebraska. She attended Rockford School from kindergarten through the tenth grade. She completed her education at Beatrice High School, graduating in 1942.

After graduation, she worked candling eggs at Swift’s in Beatrice. When her best friend, Fern Essex, decided to enroll at the Beatrice Beauty Academy, Betty decided she had candled her last egg, and also signed up for the nine-month program. Upon her graduation, she was hired at Guila’s Beauty Shop in Diller, Nebraska where she worked four years, then worked at Mary’s Beauty Shop in Beatrice for another two years.

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12
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Lola Irene Flider

Lola Irene Flider, 93, of Table Rock, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Colonial Acres in Humboldt, Nebraska. She was born to William and Edna (Jackson) Crawford on September 11, 1926 at DuBois, Nebraska.

Lola was baptized in the Methodist Church in DuBois Nebraska and was a member there before transferring to the Table Rock Methodist Church on February 9,1992. Lola graduated from DuBois High School in 1944. She married Edward Edwin Flider on July 3, 1945 at the United Methodist Church in Loveland, Colorado while he was on furlough. During Edward’s service time Lola worked at the DuBois Telephone Company. Returning from the service Ed and Lola moved to Loveland, Colorado in 1946. In 1952 they returned to Table Rock. Ed and Lola lived on their farm until 1967 when they moved to Table Rock. Lola worked in grocery stores and owned the Flider Drive In from 1969 to1980.

Thu
06
Feb
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Sylvia Lorene (Tupa) Taylor

Sylvia Lorene (Tupa) Taylor, daughter of Frank and Lois (Wissler) Tupa, was born December 6, 1927 in Pawnee City, Nebraska.  She attended Sheridan Country School until her family moved to DuBois, where she graduated from the 8th grade.  Later they moved to a farm south of Humboldt, and she graduated from Humboldt High School with the class of 1946.  

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06
Feb
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Lynn B. (Saxton) Johnson

Lynn B. (Saxton) Johnson

Lynn B. (Saxton) Johnson, 95 of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Pawnee County Memorial Hospital.   She was born on March 10, 1924 to Alba and Bertha (Trumble) Saxton in Belvedere, Nebraska.  

She graduated from Belvedere High School in 1942. She moved to Pawnee City after graduation and taught rural school for 3 years.  

On November 17, 1945 she married Ervin Johnson in Seneca, Kansas, to this union was born 3 sons, Ronald Lyle, Donald Eugene and Jeffrey Lynn.

Lynn started working in1967 at the Pawnee County Bank while it was under construction and continued as a custodian for over 30 years until retirement in 1997.  

She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge #4 for 60 years, joining in 1946. She was a continuous member of the Ladies V.F.W. auxiliary since 1973.

Wed
29
Jan
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Lynn B. (Saxton) Johnson

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska with Reverend Duane Westing officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. The Family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Pawnee City Cemetery. Memorials may go to the family's choice. Condolences can be placed online at www.wherrymortuary.com.

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29
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Jon M. Fink

Passed away at his home in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Monday, January 27, 2020 at the age of 84 years 4 months and 7 days. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 31, 2020 at the United Methodist Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Rev. Rob Clark and Rev. Ken Tubbesing officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Memorials may go to the United Methodist Church or the Johnson County Historical Society. Interment will be in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska with full military honors by the National Guard Funeral Honors Team and Tecumseh VFW and American Legion Posts. Online condolences may be left @www.wherrymortuary.com.

Wed
29
Jan
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Jeanne Marie Standerford

Jeanne Marie (Powell) Standerford was born to Harlan and Libby (Ninger) Powell on November 3, 1929 at Humboldt, Nebraska. She attended Hazel Dell School District #13, graduated from Humboldt High School in 1947 and from Peru Normal Training in 1949. Jeanne attended the school of life until her passing on January 20, 2020.

Jeanne was united in marriage to James M. Standerford on April 9, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Humboldt, Nebraska. The couple resided west of Humboldt after their marriage where they established JMS Dairy, until moving into Humboldt in 2006.

Thu
23
Jan
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Betty Corinne Fink

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Betty Corinne (Buerstetta) Fink passed away on January 11, 2020 at the age of 91. Betty was born at home to Lowell M. and Anna L. (Haney) Buersetta in Tecumseh, Nebraska on May 19, 1928. Betty married Wilbur Glen Fink on March 2, 1948. They celebrated their 50 years of marriage just before Wilbur passed away on April 17, 1998. To their union were born three children, Robert Glen, Ruth Anne, and David Lee.

Thu
16
Jan
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Jack J Hinrichsen

Jack J Hinrichsen

Jack J Hinrichsen, 92 of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his home after a long hard fought battle with Kidney Failure.  Jack was born on January 23, 1927 to John and Mildred (Reis) Hinrichsen at their farm home in Richfield, Nebraska.

Jack grew up in Richfield attending school through the 8th grade; then he began working at the sandpits until he was called to the Military. Jack was drafted by the Army and served from 1945 to 1946 during WWII. He served in the Philippine Islands as an MP on the base.  He was under General McArthur’s command who passed through his watch many times.

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