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Lester Glenn Ljunggren

April 3, 1919 - June 1, 2017

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Wendy Salyers Pollard

Nov. 21, 1968 - June 1, 2017

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Doris M. Hassler Dec. 22, 1933 - May 21, 2017

Sutton, NE resident, Doris Mae Hassler, 83, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton, NE. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Sutton Cemetery, with Rev. Wayne Oblender officiating. Honoring her wish to be cremated, there will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial contributions may be directed to any veteran’s organization. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com Doris was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Lincoln, NE to George and Gertrude (Kennedy) Felton. She was united in marriage to LeRoy “Dutch” Hassler on April 29, 1950. This union produced three children, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several four legged children. She enjoyed spending time with family and engaging in family activities. Her belief in God and family were the most important things to Doris and she ensured those came first.

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Orval M. Ellison Oct. 31, 1919 - May 16, 2017

Orval Max Ellison was born to Melvin I. and Bessie G. (Kennard) Ellison on Oct. 31, 1919, near Geneva, NE. He passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Heritage Crossings Nursing Home at the age of 97 years, six months and 15 days. He was one of five children born in the family. Orval attended School District 3, one year, and then the family moved to Geneva in 1926. Orval then attended Geneva Public Schools through the 11th grade before taking a job with his father at the service station. On April 3, 1942, Orval entered the United State’s Army during World War II. He took basic training in the infantry at Camp Walter, TX and was then transferred to the medics in Quantico, Virginia. While serving overseas, he was in England and France. He served three years and seven months before being discharged on Nov. 2, 1945. Orval married Irene Zimbelmann of Sutton, NE on Jan. 20, 1943. They were married for over 69 years and four children were born to the union.

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Gordon T. Stofer Aug. 19, 1945 - May 5, 2017

Gordon T. Stofer, 71, of Grand Island, died Friday, May 5, 2017, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island,surrounded by his wife and daughters. Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Grand Island. The Rev. Edgar Schambach officiated. Gordon’s wishes were for cremation to take place. Military honors were provided by the United Veterans Honor Guard and U.S. Navy Honors Team immediately following the services at the church. Burial will be at a later date. Family greeted friends Wednesday from 9:30 a.m., until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family to be determined later. Gordon Thomas Stofer was born Aug. 19, 1945, at Friend, NE. He graduated from Ong High School in 1963. He then attended community colleges in Fairbury, NE, San Diego, CA, and Scottsbluff, NE, graduating from UNL in 1977. Gordon served in the U.S. Navy from August 1965 until July 1969, when he was honorably discharged. He married Kay L.

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Frances M. Murman July 18, 1925 - May 10, 2017

Hastings resident, Frances Mae Murman, 91, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society–Hastings Village, Hastings, NE. Services were Monday, May 15, 2017, 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, west of Glenvil,with Pastor Renee Johnson officiating. Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Visitation was Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday, May 14, 2017, 1–8 p.m., with the family present from 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. Frances was born July 18, 1925, to James and Margaret (Jensen) Larsen in Blair, NE. She graduated from Louisville High School. Frances married Menno John Murman on Jan. 5, 1947, he preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1997.

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Shirley J. Cooney Feb. 18, 1933 - May 1, 2017

Shirley Jean Cooney, 84, of Clay Center, NE, formerly of Overton, died Monday, May 1, 2017, at her son’s home in Clay Center. Shirley was born Feb. 18, 1933, in Overton, NE, to William Henry and Edna Murial (Stryker) Eliker. She grew up and attended school in Overton, except for nine years when they lived in Omaha and then returned to Overton, graduating with the class of 1951. She then went on to continue her education at Grand Island School of Business. She was united in marriage to Eugene J. Cooney on Oct. 4, 1952, in Overton. Three boys were blessed to this marriage; Michael, Richard and Eugene “Joe” Jr. The couple lived in Washington State for two years while Gene was in the military. Following this, they returned to Overton, where they would live until Shirley moved to Clay Center three years ago. Shirley was the head cook at Overton School for nine years. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton, as well as serving on the Altar Society.

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Eugene R. Fitzke July 25, 1945 - April 30, 2017

Rural Hastings resident, Eugene Ray “Gene” Fitzke, 71, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at The Ambassador in Lincoln, NE. Memorial services were Monday, May 8, 2017, at 3 p.m., at Clay Center Christian Church, Clay Center, with Pastor Kevin Whitmore officiating. Private family burial was in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, NE. Memorials may be given to Clay Center Christian Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There was no viewing or visitation. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Gene was born July 25, 1945, to Orville and Iola (Skinner) Fitzke. He was married to Gail (Emrich) Fitzke on July 24, 1965, in Hastings, NE. Gene retired from Hastings Pork, currently known as Pillen Family Farm, after 50 years of dedicated service.

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Marcella A. Kangas Nov. 7, 1928 - May 2, 2017

Former Clay Center, NE resident, Marcella Ann Kangas, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Bryan Medical Center East Campus in Lincoln, NE. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Clay Center Cemetery, with Pastor Bill Harrold officiating. Honoring her wish to be cremated, there was no viewing or visitation. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com. Marcella Ann Kangas was born Nov. 7, 1928, to Bruce and Fearn (Adams) Young in Hastings, NE. She received her education in Nelson and Edgar. On April 2, 1947, she married Gene Thomas in Mankato, KS. She was employed with MARC as a Sensory Panelist and later at the Clay Center School as a custodian. Gene passed away in February of 1960 and Marcella moved to Clay Center with their five children, Teresa, Daniel, Richard, Sharon and Bryan.

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Sharon J. Stiegemeier April 26, 1942 - April 24, 2017

Harvard resident, Sharon Jean (Sowers) Stiegemeier, 74 passed away, Monday, April 24, 2017, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings. Services were Monday, May 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the Harvard Church of Christ, with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Burial was in the First Evangelical Cemetery, Harvard, NE. Visitation was Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 3-5 p.m., at the Apfel Funeral Home, Harvard. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Apfel Funeral Home, Harvard. Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date. Sharon was born, April 26, 1942, to John J. and Blanche I. (Hatcher) Sowers in Grand Island, NE. She graduated from Hastings Senior High. She was a bookkeeper for many years at Sherman Service Center in Hastings until 1970. She married Ivan Stiegemeier on Feb. 14, 1970, in Hastings, Ivan passed away July 20, 2013.

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