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16
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Haley N. (Shroyer) Bohlen

Haley N. (Shroyer) Bohlen

Haley Nicole (Shroyer) Bohlen, the daughter, of Dennis and Stacey (Way) Shroyer, was born on Dec. 29, 1987, in Superior. She passed away on Oct. 7, 2019, due to a car accident near Fairfield, at the age of 31 years, 9 months, 8 days.

Haley was baptized on April 24, 1988, by Rev. Steven Tjarks and confirmed on Oct. 27, 2002, by Rev. Dan Hayes at Salem Lutheran Church. She was a Superior High School graduate with the class of 2006 and she received her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Community College. She was united in marriage to Cody Bohlen on Aug. 6, 2011, in Deweese; this union was blessed with three daughters, Bayleigh, Breckyn and Beckett.

Wed
09
Oct
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Margaret “Marge” E. Etherton

Margaret “Marge” E. Etherton

Margaret “Marge” E. Etherton went to be with her heavenly Father on Oct. 2, 2019, at the Ambassador Health Center following a car accident December 18. Marge was a wonderful mother and friend. Marge was born to Walter R. Sapp, Sr. and Letha A. (Pearson) Sapp on Aug. 9, 1940. She graduated from Harvard High School in 1958, and she married Hobert V. Franklin and had four children. She was widowed in 1970 and married Wayne R. Etherton in 1971. They owned and operated Etherton’s GW in Harvard for ten years. Marge was a graduate of Mary Lanning School of Nursing in Hastings, where she obtained an RN degree. She managed the Clay County Health Department in Clay Center for many years. She later moved to Lincoln and worked as a State Nursing Home and Hospital Inspector. She and Wayne loved to travel and took many trips including Hawaii, Europe and New England. She was a member of Southview Christian Church in Lincoln.

Wed
09
Oct
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Anna L. Wehnes

Anna L. Wehnes

Inland resident Anna L. Wehnes, 61, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Services were 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 5, at First United Methodist Church in Harvard, with Pastor Buck Linton-Hendrick officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Visitation was 1-8 p.m. Friday, with family present 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to Inland Community Foundation or Morrison Cancer Center. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Anna was born Dec. 11, 1957, in Grand Island, to Virgil and LeeIsla (Bremer) Wommer. She graduated from Minden High School in May 1976. She attended Central Community College in Hastings and graduated with a Secretarial Science degree in May 1978. On Feb.

Wed
02
Oct
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Bernard F. “Ben” Pallas

Bernard F. “Ben” Pallas

Hastings resident Bernard F. “Ben” Pallas, 63, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings.

Service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial with military rites by Nebraska Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation was 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, with family present 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Wed
02
Oct
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Robert “Bob” Leroy Hammond

Robert “Bob” Leroy Hammond

Robert “Bob” Leroy Hammond was born to Marion L. Hammond and Myrtle P. (Artrup) Hammond on April 27, 1937, at Edgar, and passed away Sept. 26, 2019, at York General Hospital in York, at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 30 days. He was one of 8 children in the family.

Robert joined the United States Navy on May 27, 1955, as a Radar Specialist, and was stationed in Long Beach, CA. He first served on the ship, Roarke Carrier, and he finished his duty serving on the destroyer ship, E.F. Larson. He then performed his Naval duties on the ground, providing Shore Patrol, until he was honorably discharged on May 14, 1959.

Robert was married to Marilyn Fisher of Sutton, on June 14, 1957, and to them five children were born.

In June of 1959, Bob and Marilyn moved to Caldwell, ID, where he worked on a mink farm and worked with Tommy Campbell who taught him the trade of auto body repair.

Wed
25
Sep
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Randall L. George

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Sutton resident, Randall Lee George, 59, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at his home near Sutton.

The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life service at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at the family farm (31848 Road W, Sutton, with Pastor Bill Richards officiating. In honoring Randy’s wish to be cremated there will not be a visitation or viewing.

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

Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com

Randall L. George was born Jan. 10, 1960, in Sutton, to Ardean and Annie (Carl) George. He received his education at Sutton Public Schools and furthered his education at Central Community College in Hastings, studying auto body repair.

Randall was an avid motocross racer, Hot Wheels collector and vintage race car enthusiast.

Wed
25
Sep
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Jane L. (Dewitt) Skolaut

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Jane Louise (Dewitt) Skolaut, 54, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at her home in Clay Center.

Memorial services were conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at the Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center, with Rev. Kevin Whitmore officiating. In honoring Jane’s wish to be cremated there was no viewing or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, P.O. Box 6478, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 or email at info@thefarrahfawcettfoundation.org or to the Epilepsy Foundation in honor of Julia (Dewitt) Cordre, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785-7223 or email at contactus@efa.org

Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com.

Wed
18
Sep
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Anthony B. Jarzynka

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Harvard resident Anthony “Tony” Ben Jarzynka, 63, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

Memorial Mass was 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harvard, with Fr. Christopher Stoley officiating. Rosary was 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, at the church. Burial was at the Harvard Cemetery in Harvard. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings, is handling arrangements.

Condolences may be left at www.dewittfuneral.com.

Memorials may be directed to his family for a later designation.

Tony was born Aug. 30, 1956, in Grand Island, son, of Stanley and Ivalon (Rollins) Jarzynka. He graduated from Harvard High School with the class of 1975. Tony married Katherine A. Kehler on May 15, 1982, in O’Connor, NE. He worked for Logan Rath. Tony enjoyed seeing his grandchildren, spending time outdoors and farming.

Wed
11
Sep
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Evelyn J. Aufdenkamp

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A memorial service for Evelyn June Aufdenkamp, age 92, of O’Neill will be 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church in O’Neill. Rev. John Nelson will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Wanda Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Evelyn passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to be given to the O’Neill Area Special Olympics, 622 Fairway Ave. O’Neill, NE. Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn June Fajen was born June 15, 1927, in Washington County, KS, to Walter and Olga (Dierking) Fajen. She grew up in the Palmer and Linn communities before graduating from Clifton (Kansas) High School in 1945. She moved to Nebraska in 1946.

She married Arthur Christian Aufdenkamp on December 26, 1948. Three children were born to this union: Dennis, Joyce and Jonathan.

Wed
11
Sep
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Richard H. Yaeger

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Richard H. Yaeger was born Feb. 23, 1920, to Michael and Anna (Reinsch) Yaeger in Shickley. He passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Heritage Crossings Nursing Home in Geneva, at the age of 99 years, 6 months, and 9 days.

Richard was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Turkey Creek Catholic Church. His mother died when he was seven years old. Richard attended a rural school through the eighth grade and then attended one year at Geneva High School. He left school to work on the farm and help provide for his large family.

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