Obituaries

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20
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Barbara Jean Chambers

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Barbara Jean Chambers was at her home in Argyle, Texas with her loving family when she passed away on June 13, 2019 after a difficult three yearlong battle with ovarian cancer.  Barbara was born in Humboldt, Nebraska on November 15, 1949 to her parents Arthur and Ardis Hunzeker. She graduated from Pawnee City Nebraska High School in 1967.  Barbara obtained her B.A. in 1973 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she met her husband Keith Chambers whom she married in 1969.  She very much enjoyed teaching small children, working in pre-schools in both Dallas and Texarkana, retiring when she moved with her husband to Jacksonville, TX in 1997.

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20
Jun
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Sharon Kay (Barker) Watts

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Sharon Kay (Barker) Watts, 70, Campbell, Nebraska passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Sharon was born on March 3, 1949 to Samuel T. and Thelma E. (Brewer) Barker in Humboldt, Nebraska.  She was the fourth child of seven born to this marriage.  She spent her childhood years in Pawnee City, Nebraska.  She also attended school there and in her senior year she contracted rheumatic fever which kept her from graduating.  On March 16, 1968 she married Frank R. Watts in Wymore, Nebraska.  After moving around for a few years, they decided to make their home in Nelson, Nebraska.  To this union six children were born.  While raising her family was her greatest passion she also enjoyed caring for the elderly.  She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in many different facilities throughout her life.  The family made their final home in Campbell, Nebraska in 2004.

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20
Jun
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Erma "Jean" James

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Erma “Jean” (Blecha) James, 88, of Humboldt, Nebraska was born on June 30, 1930, in Pawnee City, Nebraska to Emil and Emma (Horalek) Blecha. Jean’s father died when Jean was 6 months old and her mother later married Merritt Biggs. Jean was raised southwest of Humboldt where she attended Dry Branch District #2 country school until 1941 when her family moved to Nebraska City. She attended Nebraska City Junior High until 1943, and then the family moved to El Cerrito, California. Jean finished her schooling in June of 1947, graduating with honors from El Cerrito High School. Jean had begun working in January of 1947 for Attorney Tsar N. Calfee in Richmond, California.

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20
Jun
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Cheryth Ann Klepper

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On Sunday, June 9th, 2019, at the age of 72, Cheryth Ann Klepper (Korber), loving wife, mother of three children, and grandmother of seven energetic grandsons, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family.  Cheryth was born September 30th, 1946 in Pawnee City, Nebraska to Lyle and Frances (Cobb) Korber. On April 7th, 1957, Cheryth was baptized within the DuBois Bible Church. At the age of 10, she was taught how to play the piano, continuing her skills as a church pianist for 40 years. She completed her schooling at Pawnee City High School, graduating May 26th, 1964. After high school, Cheryth started her employment as the clerk assistant at the Pawnee County Courthouse for 5 years, while helping within the family business, the Parkside Drive-In. On October 25th, 1964, she married the love of her life, Jon David Klepper (because he looked like Elvis). Together they raised two daughters, Brenda and Melissa, and one son, Eric.  

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13
Jun
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Densel D. Fankhauser

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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

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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

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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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