Obituaries

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Ramona (Heinrichs) Dana

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May 11, 1930 - Jan. 20, 2019

Fairfield resident Ramona (Heinrichs) Dana, 88, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Fairview Manor, Fairmont, while on hospice care.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings, with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Interment will be at the Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield. Memorials may be given to Ramona Dana Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date. Visitation is 1-8 p.m., Thursday, with family present 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home and Cremation Center is serving the family.

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16
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Dorothy M. Rabbe

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Dorothy M. Rabbe died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home in Sutton at the age of 90.

Services were held Jan. 15, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sutton, with Vicar Tim Stacy officiating. Burial was in the Sutton Cemetery, with Sutton Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Dorothy’s grandchildren, Michelle Gray, Melinda Rabbe, Miranda Watson, Matthew Rabbe, Darren Stahl, Travis Stahl and

Tiffany Gapp.

Wed
09
Jan
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Eileen F. Nacke

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Jan. 21, 1941 - Jan. 5, 2019

Eileen F. Nacke, the daughter, of Walter and Anna (Reith) Boerger,was born Jan. 21, 1941, at Linn, KS. She departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton, at the age of 77 years.

Eileen moved along with her family as a young girl to Beatrice, where she graduated from Beatrice High School with the class of 1961. On Feb. 23, 1963, Eileen was united in marriage to Daniel Nacke in a double ceremony with Darrell and Katie Wilson at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Beatrice. To this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters. The couple were blessed with 18 years of marriage before Daniel’s death on March of 1981.

Eileen worked at Beatrice Lutheran Home, Fairbury Hospital and Edgar Nursing Home as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide for over 40 years.

Wed
02
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Dorothy A. Sobieszyk

Lakewood, CO resident Dorothy Ann Sobieszyk, 89, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, at Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge, CO. A rosary was prayed at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton. Mass of Christian burial followed at 10:30 a.m., at the church, with Father Michael Zimmer officiating. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Sutton. Visitation was one hour prior to the rosary. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com.Dorothy Ann was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Hasting to Walter and Florence (Leininger) Joyce. She is survived by her son, Michael Sobieszyk; daughter, Mary Stever; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Kathleen Kiolbasa.

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02
Jan
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Merlin W. Bartell

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Promoted to heaven after a brief illness of pancreatic cancer. Merlin was born in Red Wing, MN to Rev. George and Lola (Smith) Bartell. He spent his boyhood in Fredericksburg, IA. He was a graduate of Sutton High School, UNL and was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. On Dec. 21, 1974, he married Marlene A Hennings in Omaha. He retired from Lincoln City Libraries. Merlin was an avid student of the bible and from the age of 28, he looked forward to his soon coming Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene; children, Micah Bartell, Leander, TX, Cheryl (Jacob) Widhalm, Lincoln and Aaron Bartell, Lincoln; grandchildren, Bryson, Shea, Shelby, Kelson, Jameson and Aislynn; brothers, George (Jeanne) Bartell, Des Plaines, IL, Eugene (Karen) Bartell, Baltimore, MD, John (Sherrie) Bartell, Sutton, and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Bartell, Sutton, and nieces and nephews.

Merlin was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Thomas Bartell.

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26
Dec
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Homer V. Brauning

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Homer V. Brauning, 90, of Geneva, entered his eternal rest on Monday, Dec. 17. He was born Feb. 16, 1928, on a farm outside of Grafton, to Ruben and Vera (Griess) Brauning and lived his life in Fillmore County. In 1955, he was united in marriage to Elinor Flory and to this union three children, Julianne, David and Paul, were born. Homer is survived by his wife, and children, sister, Norma Ely, and brother, Wayne Brauning, and was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Oliver, Wilbert and Robert. He will be greatly missed by friends, children, daughters-in-law and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service for Homer was held Friday, Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m., at the Hope Reformed Church in Sutton, with Rev. Scott Henry presiding. Organist Melissa Reichert accompanied the congregation as they sung three hymns; “Only Trust Him,’ “Stille Nacht” and “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.” Pallbearers included Josh Bartell, Sam Brauning, Phil Brauning, J.D.

Wed
26
Dec
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Les McClatchy

Long time resident of Ong, passed away Dec. 5, in Brighton, CO. As by his wishes Les was cremated. Services are not planned at this time.

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19
Dec
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LaVonne B. (Rath) Fitzke

Harvard resident, LaVonne Beverly “Bonnie” (Rath) Fitzke, 82, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, at the First United Methodist Church, Harvard, with Dorothy Aspegren officiating. Burial will be in the Harvard Cemetery, Harvard. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 5-8 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Harvard. Apfel Funeral Home, Harvard, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be given to the family to designate at a later date.

Wed
19
Dec
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Leota Nuss

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Sutton resident Leota Nuss, 81, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, at CHI Health St. Elizabeth in Lincoln.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, at Hope Reformed Church in Sutton, with Pastor Scott Henry officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 1–8 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 5–7 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.

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

Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com.

Leota was born Aug. 2, 1937, to Carl C. and Clarice (Nuss) Griess in Sutton. She received her education at country school Districts 16 and 66. On Aug.4, 1955, she married Silas Nuss in Clay Center.

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19
Dec
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Robert W. Black

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Robert W. Black (Boobus), (of Fairfield), was born Sept. 5, 1947. He was born to Robert F. and Lavon L. (Roth) Black. He departed this life Dec. 1, at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior.

Bobbie attended and graduated from Fairfield High School in 1965.

After high school, he joined the National Guard and later returned to begin employment with Deweese Sand and Gravel. He then joined Werner Construction in 1978. He later began employment with Clay County Highway Department in 1994, where he then retired in 2013 and was presently a supervisor on the Clay County Board.

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