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Shirley A. Engel

Shirley A. Engel

Shirley A. Engel, 85, of Lawrence, KS, passed away Feb. 26, 2021, at Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook, KS.

Shirley was born on Oct. 29, 1935, in Inland, to W.A. and Lillian (Brehm) McCune. She was raised in Harvard and graduated from Harvard High School in 1953. She worked for Harvard State Bank for many years until they moved to Lawrence, KS, in May of 1976. She then went to work for Douglas County Bank in Lawrence and retired from there in 1993.

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Roger J. Sheridan

Roger J. Sheridan

Roger Joseph Sheridan, 99, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue.

A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 5, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton, with Father Michael Zimmer officiating. Military graveside services will follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Roger’s name may be made to the Sutton American Legion Post 61 Club for building maintenance.

Condolences may be left at www. suttonmemorial.com

Any COVID-19 precautions in place at the time of the services will be followed. Services will be live-streamed from the St. Mary’s Catholic Church website, www.stmaryssutton.org

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Timothy Hoins

Timothy Hoins

Timothy Delray Hoins, 52, passed away Feb. 19, 2021, in Hanford, CA, as the result of a car accident. He was born April 24, 1968, in Hastings to Robert E. and Peggy (Sessler) Hoins.

Tim grew up in Fairfield, where he was baptized and confirmed in the Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church.

He graduated from Sandy Creek High School in 1986. In 1991 he received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. On Sept. 14, 1991, he married Kristy Prokop in Omaha. Together they raised three sons.

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Jennie Jean Eck

Jennie Jean Eck

Jennie Jean Eck, 84, of Henderson, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at Henderson. She was born Nov. 18, 1936, in rural Hamilton County to Reinhart J. and Lillie (Friesen) Peters. Jennie was a member of Bethesda Mennonite Church, and on April 27, 1956, she was united in marriage to Mahlon Eck in Henderson.

Jennie helped run the family farm alongside her husband. She also enjoyed being involved with Mission Circle, baking, sewing, crafting, camping, and gardening.

She is survived by her sons Nathan (Sally) Eck, and Anthony Joe Eck, both of Henderson; daughters Joy (Frank) Steckly of Beaver Crossing, and Dawn (Marty) Meinzer of York. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers.

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Matthew Domeier

Matthew Domeier

Matthew Alan Domeier was born on Nov. 26, 1982, in the Fillmore County Hospital to Rodney and Cherlyn (Knigge) Domeier. He was the “baby” in a family of three and came into this world as unexpectedly as he left it. Matt was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in a private ceremony so that his sister and brother could be present. His baptism was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grafton. He passed away on Feb. 11, 2021, in the farm home near Sutton.

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Doreen “Nadine” Margaret Johnson

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Sutton resident Doreen “Nadine” Margaret (King) Johnson, 86, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at the Federated Church in Sutton, with Rev. Mary Scott officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at the Harvard Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 1–7 p.m., with the family present from 5–7 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com

Services will be live-streamed from Sutton Memorial Chapel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/suttonmemorial.

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Ted “Ed” Searle

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Harvard resident, Ted Edward “Ed” Searle, 82, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Providence Place, Hastings.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at First United Methodist Church in Harvard, with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Burial will be at the Harvard Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Wednesday with family present 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to services at the church.

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Michael Nelson

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It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend Michael Nelson. Following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease and then coronavirus, Michael passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7 at the age of 66. Family and friends can take some comfort knowing that Michael passed surrounded by several members of his family.

Born to parents Donald and Zona Nelson, Michael grew up with his brother Marv Nelson on the family farm outside of Harvard. After attending high school there, Michael attended Kearney State College and then returned to Harvard to raise his family and farm with his brother. Later in life Michael would also reside in Texas and on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

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Bonnie Rudy

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Bonnie N. Rudy, age 93, of Harvard, formerly of Giltner, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Harvard Rest Haven.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Stockham Community Church with Rev. Paul Nauman officiating. Burial was in the Giltner Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.

Memorials are suggested to the family to designate at a future date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com

Bonnie Naomi Rudy, the daughter of Carl and Hazel (Soward) Wagner, was born at Giltner, Nov. 18, 1927. Bonnie grew up near Giltner, attended country school and Giltner High School, graduating in 1945. She attended UNL for one year and taught rural school in Hamilton County. Bonnie also worked as a seamstress at the Stuhr Museum and at Grandma Max’s Restaurant.

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Joan Potts

Joan Potts

Fairfield resident Joan I. Potts, 52, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.

Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield, with Pastor’s Joyce and Ivan Dean officiating. Burial will be at Fairfield Cemetery in Fairfield. Book signing will be 1-4 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date.

For the health and safety of others, face masks are required for those attending the funeral. Your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

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