Obituaries

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Nola Emma (Heuppelsheuser) Rinne

Nola E. (Heuppelsheuser) Rinne, 97, of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Pawnee City Assisted Living. She was born to Herman and Elsie (Meyer) Heuppelsheuser on August 22, 1922 in Seneca, Kansas, along with her twin sister Nila.

Nola grew up in the country around Seneca, Kansas area. She went to country school and said that she walked or rode her horse to school.

In 1942 she married Everett Rinne in Pawnee County, Nebraska. To this union two children were born.

Nola loved to garden and loved her flowers. She enjoyed working on the farm with her husband and milking cows. Nola was a member of the Friedens United Church of Christ, Bern, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Everett, brother, Norman Heuppelsheuser and sisters, Delores Hartung and Lula Weitzel.

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21
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Leroy H. Benson

Leroy H. Benson was born December 14, 1926, in the family home, rural Pawnee County to William H. Benson and Lydia C.M. (Ulrich) Benson. He attended country school at Salem, District 60, 1-8th grade, Pawnee City High School his Freshman year, Burchard High School his Sophomore year, and Pawnee City for Junior and Senior years. He graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1944 with 56 in his class.

After graduating from high school, Leroy worked on the family farm, did custom work for neighbors, and was drafted to the Army the spring of 1945. After the war ended, he completed training, then was stationed in Hawaii until he was discharged in 1946. He returned to Pawnee City and farmed with his father and helped neighbors Joy Wilson and Floyd Mort.

Leroy married Shirley Volle at the Methodist Church in Pawnee City on June 12, 1952. Together they raised their four children Gail, Kurt, Gary and Jill.

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21
Nov
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Marilyn K. (Wenzbauer) McCage

Marilyn K. (Wenzbauer) McCage

Marilyn K. (Wenzbauer) Mc-Cage, 78, of Lincoln passed to eternal life on November 12, 2019, at 1:42 PM. She was born on October 12, 1941, in Pawnee City to Lawrence J and Elsie (Kalina) Wenzbauer. Marilyn was raised and lived in Table Rock, NE, where she graduated from Table Rock Public school in 1959, at age 18. Marilyn began her Christian path at the Table Rock United Methodist Church on December 18, 1942. She was baptized into the faith on March 25, 1956, by Reverend Harry Hart. Marilyn loved music her entire life. As a youth, she sang in the United Methodist Church junior choir, and it is one of her fondest childhood memories. At age 19, she started playing the organ for the United Methodist Church and continued to do so for 25 years until age 44. During that time, Marilyn played piano for many funerals in the area and played the bells at various churches.

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14
Nov
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Gerald D.“Jerry” Stitt

Gerald D. “Jerry” Stitt

Gerald D. “Jerry” Stitt, 87, of Lincoln, (formerly Tecumseh), died November 8, 2019.  He was born on April 29, 1932 in Pawnee City, Nebraska and preceded in death by his mother, Eva Caron, and his grandparents, Melvin and Mabel Stitt of Pawnee City.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughter, Jane Stuart, and husband, Scott, of Lincoln, NE; son, Robert Stitt, and wife, Joan, and grandsons, Joe and Sam Stitt of New Braunfels, TX, and many cousins, nieces and nephews

In l95l, Jerry attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln for two years.  He joined the Air Force and served from 1953 to 1957, being stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He was aide to the Commanding General, William M. Canterbury.

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Dale M. Buzzard

Dale M. Buzzard

Dale M. Buzzard, 90 years of age, of Burchard passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice. He was born in Saint Elmo, Illinois on May 26, 1929 to George and Mary (Radcliff) Buzzard. Dale graduated from Lewiston Consolidated High School in 1948. He married Carol Hunt on June 6, 1950. Dale served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. He was a lifelong farmer, attended Burchard United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Dale enjoyed old cars, boating, fishing, motorcycles, water skiing, snow skiing, traveling and especially time with his grandchildren.

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31
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Willa Ruth (Wade) Woods

Willa Ruth (Wade) Woods passed away on October 23, 2019.

Willa was born in Pawnee City, NE on April 24, 1922 to Ruth and Glen Wade. On June 1, 1941 she married the love of her life, Dale H. Woods who predeceased her in 2013.

Willa and Dale moved to San Diego, CA, right after their marriage. Willa is survived by her three children; six grandchildren (2 are deceased), 9 great grandchildren (1 is deceased), and three great great grandchildren. Willa is also survived by her beloved sisterin-law, Mary Alice Winchell of La Mesa, CA. and many nieces and nephews.

Willa was an excellent seamstress and an even better cook. She enjoyed her family and will certainly be missed by not only her family, but her friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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31
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Janet Lee Leitschuck Gartner

Janet Lee Leitschuck Gartner

Janet Lee Leitschuck Gartner, age 85, of York, NE died Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Stromsburg, NE. She was born January 22, 1934 in Pawnee City, NE to LaVerne and Doris O. (Bennett) Leitschuck.

Janet graduated from Burchard High School and also completed business school at Wichita Business College. On August 17, 1952 she married her high school sweetheart Otis Gartner while he was home on leave from the Army. To this union three children were born: Fred, Shirley, and David.

Otis and Janet owned and operated the Cedar Motel in Randolph, NE and the Staehr Motel in York. Upon selling the Staehr Motel they purchased a house in York. Following Otis’s death in 1991, Janet continued to live in York until 2010 when she moved to Stromsburg where she resided until her death.

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24
Oct
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Richard Keith Wagner

Richard Keith Wagner

Richard Keith Wagner passed away October 9, 2019 at the age of 79.

He was born December 20, 1939 in Pawnee City, the fourth of twelve children, to the late Fred and Eleanor (Ullman) Wagner.  He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1959.  He served in the Army. Keith worked at Reimers Kaufman for 43 years.  Keith married Linda Hanson on April 11, 1981 in Harvard and to this union they had one precious daughter, Leah Marie.  The family made their home in Lincoln, NE.  Keith was an avid Husker fan, enjoyed going to their daughter’s activities and his nieces and nephews sports events.  He also enjoyed dog sitting for his daughter’s dog Miya.

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24
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Dean Albert Farwell

Dean Albert Farwell

Dean Albert Farwell, 91, of rural Seneca, passed peacefully on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca, with his wife and family by his side. His wife passed just hours later. Dean was born to Albert Clyde and Laura Velma Pelton Farwell on June 3, 1928 on the family farm northeast of DuBois, NE. He was baptized at DuBois United Methodist Church on October 19, 1930. He grew up with nine siblings and graduated from DuBois High School in May 1946. In December 1948, he became a member of Friedens United Church of Christ, where he served as a church council member for several years and volunteered with church activities, especially preparation for the annual ice cream social and mowing the church cemetery and lawn in the summer.

Dean married Loree Marjorie Hess on June 6, 1948 at Friedens United Church of Christ. The couple worked side by side; raised three sons and two daughters and celebrated 71 years of marriage.

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24
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Dolores Bell Sochor

Dolores Bell Sochor

Dolores Bell (Karas) Sochor, 92, formerly of Table Rock, Nebraska was born on April 22, 1927 to Edd and Jessie (Hana) Karas at their home in Table Rock. She grew up in the Table Rock community and attended Table Rock Public School District #33, graduating salutatorian of her class of 1945 with a normal training certificate to teach in rural schools. From 1944-48 she lived with her parents on a farm north of Barneston, NE and taught rural school at Gage Co. District #109. Dolores graduated from Midwest School of Cosmetology in Lincoln in 1948. She was employed as a cosmetologist in Wymore, Table Rock and Pawnee City while maintaining her state license through 1996. At an early age in 1932, Dolores became active in music. Along with her sister, Donna, they were known as the Karas Sisters, entertaining at a variety of programs by playing guitar, accordion duets, singing, and tap dancing. Often their father accompanied them on the accordion.

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