Lavonne Faye Slagle, age 86 of Laurel, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.

Sheryl Wortman, 58, of rural Wisner, died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at her home. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, with Rev. Steve Emanuel as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery, with lunch following at the Nie…

Funeral service for Marlin Wilbur Metschke, 93, of Fremont will be 1 p.m., Thursday, July 2, at Trinity Lutheran in Fremont with Rev. Dan Heuer officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Family requests masks to be worn at the church. Burial with military ho…

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Debbra M. Patras (Roland) was born March 27, 1958 in Osmond to Wayne and Violet Roland. Debbra married Lamonte Patras on Dec. 5, 1977. They resided in Wisner. Debbra passed away on June 21, 2020 at home with her family. Funeral will be held at the Laurel Cemetery in Laurel, July 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Funeral services for Marion Rathke, 80, of Wisner were held on Monday, June 29, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner, with Pastor Jared Hartman officiating. Interment was in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Beemer.

Mass of Christian Burial for Joyce M. Luebbert, age 63, formerly of West Point, will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Omaha (3122 S. 74th St.) A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 2, at St. Michael Cemetery in West Point.

Dorothy A. (Siebrandt) Hinrich, 92, of Pender, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender. Services were held Monday, June 22, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Pender, with Pastor Robert Schilling officiating. Burial was in St. John…

Rita Kaup, 92, of West Point, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 20, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Rev. Steve Emanuel as celebrant. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery

Funeral services for Charles (Chuck) Liermann, age 75 of Beemer, were held Friday, June 19, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beemer, with Rev. Jared Hartman officiating. Interment with Military Honors and a Fireman’s Tribute were in the Greenwood Cemetery, rural Beemer.

Funeral services for Rosemary E. Westerhold, age 86, of Norfolk, were held Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Faith Lutheran Church in Stanton, with Reverend Timothy Booth officiating. Interment was in the Stanton Cemetery.

Mildred Knobbe, 91, of Dodge, died Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Parkview Home in Dodge. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 13, 2020, at St. Boniface Catholic Church at Monterey with Rev. Matt Niggemeyer as celebrant. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Julia Dirkschneider, 96, of Snyder, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at her home in Snyder. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 13, 2020, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Snyder with Rev. Keith Rezac as celebrant. Burial was in St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery.

Robert Eugene Jones, MD, 78, of Wheeling, W. Va., died Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Liza’s Place in Wheeling. He was born December 22, 1941, in Scribner to the late Hershel and Marjorie Walraven Jones.

Funeral services for Charles (Chuck) Liermann, age 75 of Beemer, will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beemer, with Rev. Jared Hartman officiating.

Leon Lennemann, 57, of Snyder, died Friday, June 12, 2020, in a motor vehicle accident near Snyder. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Snyder with Rev. Keith Rezac as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery.

Mildred Knobbe, 91, of Dodge, died Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Parkview Home in Dodge. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at St. Boniface Catholic Church at Monterey with Rev. Matt Niggemeyer as celebrant.

A Memorial Mass for Harvey Throener, age 77 of West Point, will be held Saturday, June 13, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with those in attendance being seated socially distanced. Interment will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation will be …

Private family memorial services, with mask required, for Dr. Stephen Becker, 67, of Pilger, will be held on Friday, June 12, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, with Deb Hammer, PMA officiating.

Funeral services for Cynthia Husmann, 65, of Pilger, were held on Monday, June 8, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, with Pastor Timothy Booth officiating. Interment was in the Pilger Cemetery.

Private family service for Kenneth Raymond Luedke, 88, of Lincoln will be held.

Mary Ellan (Henderson) VanKirk, 95, of Bancroft, died on Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Private services for Illa Stalp, age 96, of West Point, will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home with Pastor Priscilla Hukki officiating. Interment will follow in the Hooper Cemetery.

Stanley Nathaniel Young, 96, of Oakland, with family by his side, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Services for Marjorie “Marge” T. Kelly (Wegner), 88, were held Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

Private family graveside services for Helen B. Schantz, age 94 of Beemer, were held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in the Beemer Cemetery. Helen passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Pender Community Hospital.

Clara Evelyn Frahm passed away peacefully May 7, 2020. She was 77 years old.

Dennis Dale Hynek, 83, of Morris, Ill., formerly of West Point, passed away April 27, 2020, at Park Pointe in Morris.

Joycelyn Moody, 72, of Pender, passed away May 10, 2020, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Private family services will be held for Spencer Raymond, 33, of Wisner.

Loretta Marie Bottolfsen, age 100 of Beemer, and formerly of Hartington, died on Monday, May 11, 2020, at the St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point.

Bernice June (Yoder) Erb, 94, of Beemer passed away May 6, 2020 at Colonial Haven in Beemer.

Mary Madelyn Steinhoff Kai was born Jan. 5, 1921, in the home of her aunt, in Bancroft. She was baptized in Holy cross Catholic Church in Bancroft by Father Michael Quin. Madelyn’s early years were spent in St. Helena and Wynot. The family moved to Bancroft in 1925 which became her home unti…

Private family services for Steve Hanzlik, 58, of Madison will be held with Fr. Vincent Sunguti officiating. Interment will be in the Pilger Cemetery.

Following C.D.C. guidelines, a public Catholic committal service was held for Patrick Henry Murphy, 85, of Wayne Friday, May 8 at Greewood Cemetery in Wayne with military rites.

Funeral services for Richard W. Haase, age 76 of West Point, were held Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point, with Rev. Robert Schilling officiating. Interment with military honors was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Lorraine Cordia (Iden) Katzberg passed away April 29, 2020, at Mary Lanning Hospital at the age of 93. She was born May 25, 1926, at the family farm near West Point. Her parents were John and Concordia (Weber) Iden.

Mass of Christian burial for Denis J. Eusterbrock, 87, of rural Dodge, will be held Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church-Aloys, rural West Point. Interment with military honors will be in the St. Aloysius Cemetery.

Sandra Carter, 77, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020, at The Journey House in Lincoln.

Private family graveside services with full military honors for Kenneth J. “Ken” Echtenkamp, age 95, of West Point, were held in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Pastor Robert Schilling officiated. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at a later date due to the COVID-19.

Betty Franzluebbers, 72, of West Point, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at her home in West Point.

Joan Marie (Splittgerber) Maack passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020. She died peacefully surrounded by family after a 3 ½ year journey with glioblastoma.

Due to the current Directed Health Measures concerning COVID-19 private family services for Melvina Dinklage, 99, of Norfolk, were held Tuesday, April 21, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner, with interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Due to the current Directed Health Measures, private family services for Pat Wiegert, age 64 of Beemer, will be held on Friday, April 17, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church-St. Charles, rural West Point, with Father Steve Emanuel as celebrant.

Betty Franzluebbers, 72, of West Point, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at her home in West Point. Visitation will be Saturday, April 18 from 1- 4 p.m. at Stokely Funeral Home.

Marilyn E. Wortman, the daughter of Ira and Margaret (Kane) McCord, was born in Pelos Park, IL on Nov. 2, 1927 and passed away on April 9, 2020 at the age of 92.

Memorial services for Keith Jurgensen, 79, of Wisner will be held at a later date.

Les Schlecht, age 86, of West Point, passed away March 29, 2020, at the Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer. Memorial services will be held at a later date due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Harry Collins Stokely, 92, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2020, at his home.

Kathleen Joy Kirbach, 78, of Axtell passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at CHI Health - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Lincoln. Due to the current health restrictions in place with the COVID-19 pandemic, celebration of life services will be held at a later date.

A private interment ceremony for Florence Spoering, 96, of Wisner, was held at the Wisner Cemetery on April 7. A memorial services will be held at a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Graveside services for Larry Anderson, 75, at Bancroft Cemetery are pending under the care of the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point.

Glenda Marie Pokorny, 65, of Howells entered into heaven Monday, March 16, 2020, at her home.

Fred Schneider, age 65 of Beemer, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.

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