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February 9, 2016

Norman W. Kurtenbach

Norman W. Kurtenbach, 94, of Lindsay, died Feb. 3, 2016, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay. Father James F. Novotny and Deacon Joe Kurtenbach officiated. Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery with Military Graveside ceremony by the Lindsay American Legion Post and National Guard Honor Guard. Duesman Funeral Chapel in Humphrey was in charge of arrangements.

Robert “Bob” D. Hofacker

Robert “Bob” D. Hofacker, 89 of Elgin, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Albion. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh with Pastor David Kuhfal officiating. Burial was at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin. Military rites were provided by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin, and the American Legion Riders. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Doris Ann Deaver

Donis Ann (Motl) Deaver, 67, of Lincoln, formerly of Newman Grove, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at Holmes Lake Manor in Lincoln. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Newman Grove with Rev. David Lapka officiating. Interment will follow at Hope Cemetery, Newman Grove. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations are suggested to the Deaver family for future designation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Gertrude M. Thiem

Gertrude Mary Thiem, 95. of Albion, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at her home in Albion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment will follow at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Petersburg. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Levander Funeral Home in Albion. Levander Funeral Home of Albion was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Phil Wake

Phil Marshall Wake, 90, died Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Independence House in Lincoln. Memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at the McKown Funeral Home in Columbus. Reverend Murry Jay Johnston officiated. Burial followed at the Valley View Cemetery in Genoa with Military Honors by Edward H. Larson Post 144 and the American Legion Honor Guard. Funeral arrangement were conducted by McKown Funeral Home in Columbus. Condolences may be left at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.

February 2, 2016

Richard “Rich” Bagger

Richard “Rich” Lawrence Bagger, 83, of Albion, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Albion. Memorial services were held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Albion with Rev. Larry Barbary officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Levander Funeral Home of Albion was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

David L. Yates

David L. Yates, 63, of Beatrice, died at his home on Jan. 30, 2016. Memorial services will be Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Fox Funeral Home in Beatrice with Chaplain Sharon Schuster and Pastor Doyle Karst officiating. The body was cremated. Inurnment will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery at Beatrice. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of arrangements. A guestbook for signatures is available at the funeral home on Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of service on Friday. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice.

Donna May Johnson

Donna May Johnson, 66, of Albion, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at her home in Albion. Memorial services were held Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church in St. Edward with Rev. Brian Ketelsen officiating. To honor Donna’s wishes, cremation was chosen. Palmer-Santin Funeral Home is serving the family. To send online condolences, please visit www.palmersantinfh.com.

Jose Maria Valencia

Jose Maria Valencia, 82, of Albion, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2016 at his home. Services will be Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.
To honor his wishes, cremation has taken place. Palmer-Santin Funeral Home is serving the family. To send online condolences, please visit www.palmersantinfh.com.

Daniel J. Schmeits

Daniel Joseph Schmeits, 58, of Lincoln, passed away unexpectedly at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spalding with Rev. Don Buhrman officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the church with wake service at 7 p.m. Dolce-Scheef Mortuary of Spalding is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

January 26, 2016

Elaine Schlesinger Wolf

Elaine Schlesinger Wolf, 89, of Albion, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at her home in Albion. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Albion with Rabbi Craig Lewis officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Levander Funeral Home in Albion was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Boone County Fitness Center Endowment or Boone County Area Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Clair Siroky

Clair Siroky, 79, of Abie, passed away Jan. 24, 2016 at David Place in David City. A parish rosary was held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in David City. A funeral mass was held Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, also at St. Mary’s Cahtolic Church. Burial was as Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Abie. Funeral arrangements were by Chermok Funeral Home, David City. Online condolences to: http://www.chermokfuneralhome.com/.

Helen J. Milburn

Helen J. Milburn, 94, of Pueblo West, CO, formerly of Chappell, prior to the Legacy Commons, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Legacy Commons Assisted Living in Pueblo West, CO. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the St. Edward Catholic Church in St. Edward with Msgr. Ralph Steffensmeier officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery in St. Edward. There will be no public visitation.
Miller-Levander Funeral Home of St. Edward is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Alfred “Fritz” Brenneis

Alfred “Fritz” Brenneis passed away Jan. 20, 2016 at Omaha. Memorial services were held on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at the community center in Newman Grove. Inurnment will be at a later date
Newman Grove Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gina Ann Hanlon

Gina Ann (Cook) Hanlon, 27, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha from small cell carcinoma. Memorial services for Gina of Omaha, formerly of West Point, were held Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at Christ Community Church in Omaha. Minnick Funeral Home in West Point was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the family for P.J.’s education.

January 19, 2016

Violet M. Kuntzelman

Violet Marie Kuntzelman, 83, of Fremont, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 at the Fremont Health Medical Center. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion with Rev. David Frerichs officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion. Levander Funeral Home in Albion was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

January 12, 2016

William L. “Billy” Kolm

William “Billy” Lee Kolm, 90, of Cedar Rapids, passed away from pneumonia on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids with Rev. Brian Ketelsen officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Cemetery at Cedar Rapids with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 44 of Cedar Rapids. Levander Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Gerald ‘Sonny’ Marker

Gerald L. “Sonny” Marker of Columbus died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at the Columbus Community Hospital. Funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Columbus with military honors by American Legion Hartman Post 84 Honor Guard. McKown Funeral Home in Columbus was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to St. Bonaventure Church.

Thomas Harder

Thomas Harder passed away at home in Indio, CA on Jan. 4, 2016 with his family by his side. There will be a memorial service and celebration of his life at St. Francis of Assisi, La Quinta, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. with a gathering immediately following at his home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tom can be given to the American Heart Association.

Katie Clara Kramer

Katie Clara Kramer, 66, daughter of Walter Harold Kramer and Joyce Lorraine (Bruhn) Kramer, was born Dec. 8, 1949 in Newman Grove. She married Aldon Hoxie, and they were divorced. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at the Erath County Cowboy Church with Rev. Werth Mayes officiating. Memorials may be made to the Erath County Cowboy Church.Arrangements were by Lacy Funeral Home in Stephenville, TX. Online condolences can be made at www.lacyfuneral.com.

August ‘Augie’ C. Stromberg

August “Augie” C. Stromberg, 74, of Central City, formerly of Albion, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha as the result of complications from a fall. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion with Rev. David Frerichs officiating. Burial will follow at the Main Cemetery near Belgrade. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Levander Funeral Home in Albion. Levander Funeral is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

January 5, 2016

Agnes A. Nygren

Agnes Ann Nygren, 94, of Newman Grove, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at Salem Lutheran Church rural St. Edward with Rev. Becky Beckmann officiating. Interment followed at Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Levander Funeral Home in Albion was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Donald “Pepper” Frank Boden

Donald “Pepper” Frank Boden, 84, of Primrose, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at the Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Primrose Presbyterian Church in Primrose with Rev. Mary Avidano officiating. Interment will follow in the Dublin Cemetery at Primrose with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 44 of Cedar Rapids. There will be no public visitation.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

LaDonna Johnson

LaDonna Irene Johnson, 85, of Albion, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Memorial services will be Friday, January 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion with Rev. Michael Kern officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Levander Funeral Home in Albion. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

William “Billy” Kolm

William “Billy” Lee Kolm, 90, of Cedar Rapids, passed away from pneumonia on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids with Rev. Brian Ketelsen officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery at Cedar Rapids with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 44 of Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Levander Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

December 29, 2015

Norma Jean Mahoney

Norma Jean Campbell Mahoney, 95, of Seattle, WA, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in Shoreline, WA. Memorial donations may be given to the St. Edward Fire Department and St. Edward Library.
Memorial services will be held at a date later in the 2016. In the interim, any thoughts, tributes or wishes for Norma may be left on online at http://www.washelli.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/223550.

F. Jeanette Forre Mortensen

F. Jeanette Forre Mortensen, 99, of Newman Grove, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at Boone County Health Center in Albion. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Shell Creek Lutheran Church in Newman Grove with Pastor Becky Beckmann officiating. Burial will be in Shell Creek Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be the hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Condolences may be sent online at www.meyerbroschapels.com. Memorials may be made in her name to Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home or to Shell Creek Lutheran Church.

Derald L. Dunagan

After a short battle with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a type of bone marrow disease), Derald L. Dunagan passed away on Dec. 11, 2015, at Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge, CO, at the age of 81.

Leah L. Petsche

Leah Lavonne Petsche, 81, formerly of Petersburg, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society – Albion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg with Rev. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment will follow at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Raeville. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with a 7 p.m. wake service.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

December 21, 2015

Janet E. Arnold

Janet Ellen Arnold, 74, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids with Rev. Brian Ketelsen officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Sunset Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Levander Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Alfred “Nick” Linnerson, Jr.

Alfred “Nick” Nicholas Linnerson Jr., 78, of Albion, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at the Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Albion with Rev. Mary Avidano officiating. Interment followed at West Hill Cemetery, rural Genoa with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 162 and VFW Post 736. Levander Funeral Home of Albion was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to the family, for later designation to Diabetes Research and the Cloverlodge Care Center.

Riley Wollen

Riley Wollen, 80, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island. His wishes were to be cremated. Memorial services were held Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids.

Cyrus “Sonny” Rasmussen

Cyrus “Sonny” Rasmussen, 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Services were held Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Newman Grove. Burial followed at the Trinity Cemetery #1.

Irene E. Jenkins

Irene Elinor. Jenkins, 98, of St. Edward, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in St. Edward. Burial followed at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery, rural St. Edward. Miller-Levander Funeral Home of St. Edward was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfunerlhome.com.

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