Obituaries

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17
Apr
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Dorothy L. Yaeger

Dorothy L. Yaeger passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2019, at Heritage Crossings nursing home in Geneva, after a long struggle with Alzheimers. She was 100 years old.

Dorothy LaVeta Rolfes was born to Frank H. and Dora E. (Keller) Rolfes on May 15, 1918. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Grafton. She attended the Grafton Public School, graduating in the Class of 1935, and then attended the University of Nebraska for two years.

She worked for the Prudential Insurance Company in Omaha for four years, then moved to Washington, D.C. and worked in the Pentagon for the Department of the Navy. She took a leave of absence in August 1945 and on the way back to Nebraska by train, peace was declared. She then moved to California in 1946 and worked for Gardner-Denver Company and the Pneumatic Machinery Company.

Wed
10
Apr
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Lucille K. (Carlson) Robley

Sutton resident Lucille K. (Carlson) Robley, 97, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Hope Reformed Church in Sutton with Rev. Scott Henry officiating. Interment followed at the Sutton Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, from 1–8 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 5–7 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to Hope Reformed Church in Sutton.

Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com.

Wed
10
Apr
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June C. Huber

Former Grafton resident June C. Huber, 96, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019, at Sutton Memorial Chapel, with the Free German Reformed Salem Church Elders officiating. Interment will follow at the Free German Reformed Salem Church Cemetery near Sutton. Visitation will be Thursday, from 1–8 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com

Wed
10
Apr
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Marianne B. Wolfe

With heartfelt sadness, the family of Marianne B. Wolfe announces her passing on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the age of 86.

A long-time Fairfield resident, Marianne spent the last three years enjoying her life at the Hastings Homestead Assisted-Living facility, where she was called by our Lord in Heaven to be our beautiful Angel. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all whose lives she touched.

Wed
03
Apr
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Ruth K. Nelson

Ruth K. Nelson, 89, of Harvard, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.

Funeral services were Friday, March 29, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Harvard United Methodist church, with Rev. D.R. “Buck” Linton-Hendrick officiating. Visitation was Thursday at the church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Burial was at the Harvard Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Harvard United Methodist Church, Clay County Historical Society or donor choice.

Arrangements are with Murray Wilson Funeral Directing of Hastings.

Ruth was born April 29, 1929, at home in the Brickhouse in Clay County to George and Clara Wichelt Koehler. She attended East Lynn school and graduated from Harvard High School in 1946. Following graduation, Ruth attended Hastings College and worked in the Dean’s office.

Wed
03
Apr
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Lucille K. (Carlson) Robley

Sutton resident Lucille K. (Carlson) Robley, 97, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Hope Reformed Church in Sutton, with Rev. Scott Henry officiating. Interment following at the Sutton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 1–8 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 5–7 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to Hope Reformed Church in Sutton.

Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com.A complete obituary will follow next week.

Wed
03
Apr
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Levi P. Jester

Former Franklin resident Levi Patrick Jester, 21, of Fairfield, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019, as a result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Clay Center Christian Church, with Pastor Scott Randall officiating. Interment followed at the Fairfield Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, from noon until 2 p.m., at the church.

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

Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com.

Wed
27
Mar
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Frank DeJung Jr.

Former Clay Center resident, Frank DeJung Jr., 90, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center, with Rev. Rob Garton officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 4-8 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date on Frank’s behalf.

Wed
27
Mar
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Kevin W. Johnson

Fairfield resident Kevin W. Johnson, 18, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Celebration of Life is 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hastings, with Rev. Jessica Palys officiating. The family kindly requests casual attire be worn if attending celebration of life services. Private family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrier Project.

Book signing will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday 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
27
Mar
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Sue E. Jensen

Born Oct. 21, 1939 to Herman and Thelma Nale of Bloomington, IN. Marriage to Intelligence Officer Robert A. Jensen USAF brought her to Nebraska. Married 39 yrs. Member of the First United Methodist Church Harvard. She spent many years as a dispatcher for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in Clay Center, NE. She was certified through the Nebraska State Patrol on DataMax, NLETS, NCIC, and NCIS state and national crime information centers. Member of Nebraska Juvenile Justice Assoc. and NESCA. She also served as a 911 dispatcher in Hastings. Later, her passion to help others found her serving as a Certified Nurse’s Aide in which she found very fulfilling. Upon moving to Lincoln, until an opening to work for Holmes Lake Manor as a CNA, she worked a short time for the Lincoln Correctional Facility.

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