The Seward County Independent, Milford Times, Friend Sentinel, Wilber Republican and Crete News will print obituaries from funeral homes and family or friends. Standard obituary content with service information will be included. Offensive language is not allowed. Information about luncheons or meals preceding or following the service will not be included. Visitation information will be included if the visitation is scheduled after the publication date. Obituaries will only be printed in the newspaper(s) as directed by the funeral home or private party submitting them. Thank yous may be published as paid ads and will not be included as part of the obituary. Call (402) 643-3676 to place a thank you ad or for specific examples or questions on what will or will not be included.
Death notices are provided at no cost and include name and hometown of the deceased, date of birth, date of death, visitation, service and memorial information. Death notices do not include photos. A free notice with service information may run one week with the full paid obituary published the following week upon request.
Obituaries will be published in one of our newspapers for 25 cents per word, with a minimum charge of $65. Each additional newspaper will be an additional charge at the same rate; there is no discount for additional papers. Please indicate in which newspaper(s) the obituary needs to be published. Funeral homes that have arranged for billing do not need to prepay. Prepayment is required for all other obituary submissions. To arrange payment, call (402) 643-3676. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
A photo may be included with paid obituaries and will be cropped to head and shoulders only. Photos will be printed in black and white, but a color copy is preferred to begin with, either sent digitally or as a high-quality print. If the photo was taken by a professional photographer, written permission from the photographer must be included when submitting the photo.
Obituaries and death notices submitted from sources other than funeral homes or crematories must include a name and phone number of the person submitting it to check validity. This is to prevent fraudulent and inaccurate submissions.
To submit an obituary you may use the form below. Or you can email an obituary to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to the Seward County Independent, P.O. Box 449, Seward, NE 68434. Please include contact information so we can reach you to arrange payment.
Seward County Independent and Crete News – Monday at 10 a.m.
Milford Times, Wilber Republican and Friend Sentinel – Monday at 3 p.m.
Deadlines may be adjusted for holiday print times.