Obituaries

“Yeah, I hope when we get to Heaven He looks at us all like we’re kids Shameless and painless and perfect and ageless Forgives all the wrong that we did.”-Thomas …

Shirley Ann (Bruntz) Rohrig was born May 2, 1932, in Lincoln, to Herman and Laura (Combs) Bruntz and lived her entire life in the Friend area. She passed away May 26, 2024, in Omaha, at the age of …

Vera Jean Havlat, daughter of Lad and Selma (Reichel) Vosika, was born in Lincoln on Aug. 11, 1933. She passed away peacefully May 25, 2024, in Crete. Vera attended Saratoga Elementary School, …

Lila Mae (Brunkow) Pribyl, daughter of George Frederick and Mabel Fern (McAdams) Brunkow, was born April 4, 1942, in Fairbury, Nebraska. She departed this life to join her loving husband for a …

Marvin Henry Kraus was born in Friend on Nov. 5, 1939, to Henry and Elsie (Husa) Kraus. He passed to his eternal rest on April 21, 2024, at the Fillmore County Hospital at the age of 84. Marvin …

Dorothy Marie (Svehla-Rezny) Hessheimer, beloved mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday April 10, 2024, at the age of 97. …

Sandra Lee Birlauf grew up in Lincoln, but had many fond memories of time spent among the Gibsons and Larsens of Friend. Sandie had a great love for family, which encouraged her search for …

Robert “Bob” Lee Theis came into this world on July 10, 1931, on a farm near Plainview to Elmer and Anna Theis and passed away peacefully at Fairview Manor in Fairmont on March 28, 2024, …

Sophie Rita Flaska of Crete, formerly of Friend, was born May 19, 1930, in rural Weston, to Henry and Josie (Meduna) Bartek, the younger of two daughters. She passed away peacefully into the arms of …

Ronald William Reinke was born July 21, 1936, on a farm near Byron to William G. and Amanda D. (Hellmer) Reinke. As a young boy, Ron attended Byron Public School and later graduated with the …

Jance E. (Jewitt) Falck, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dedicated nurse, passed away peacefully March 7, 2024, at Brookestone Meadows Retirement Home in Elkhorn, surrounded …

Denise Marie Johnson Sebek, 60, of Norwalk, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, from cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family in the comfort of her own home. She was able …

George Howard Weamire was born to Louis Albiga Weamire and Antoinette Elenore Schwarz on June 24, 1934, in Aurora, Indiana, and passed away Feb. 15, 2024, at home in Friend at the age of 89 years 7 …

Leland D. Fisher, 80, of Beaver Crossing, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at Sunrise Country Manor in Milford. He was born Dec. 5, 1943, in rural Frontier County, to Lenord S. and Ona Evalena …

Paul Frederick Weber was born Nov. 30, 1928, at his parents’ home northeast of Friend. Paul went to his heavenly home Jan. 23, 2024, at Ridgewood Care Center in Seward at the age of 95 years. …

Karen Ann (Mogensen) Knepper, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully in her apartment at Heritage Pointe on Dec. 23, 2023. Karen was born Sept. 20, 1941, in Lincoln, to Annetta …

Gerald “Jerry” Henry Gieseking, age 75, of Nebraska City, passed away Dec. 29, 2023, at his home with his wife, Connie, and family members by his side. Jerry had been evaluated …

Orville Stephen Himmelberg passed away Dec. 15, 2023, on his 94th birthday in Crete. Orville was born Dec. 15, 1929, on a farm 1 ½ miles North of Lawrence and was one of 11 children to …

Donna Marie Petersen was born Nov. 9, 1926, one and one-half miles west of Cordova to Carl and Marie (Christiansen) Thompsen, and to this union, three children were born, Donna, JoAnn, and Carla. …

Belva Jean (Arnold) Johnson was born Dec. 25, 1934, in Lincoln, to Ross G. and Helen J. (Stephen) Johnson, the youngest of three children and passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at the York General …

Eyvonne Lorraine Johnson was born Dec. 9, 1921, on a farm 3 1/4 miles north of Exeter to Christian Lorenz and Anna Clara (Johnsen) Jensen. She passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023, in Lincoln, at the …

Harold Rex Honeyfield of Davis, California, passed away Nov. 24, 2023, in Sacramento, California. He was born Dec. 28, 1930, on Johnson Mesa, New Mexico, to Ed and Elizabeth (Black) Honeyfield.  …

Long-time agriculturalist, Thomas William Weber, of Friend, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, at the Bryan West Campus at the age of 80.  He was born in Friend on Jan. 10, 1943, to …

Cliffton B. “OBI” Forsythe was born March 4, 1973, in Omaha, to Mark and Karen (Barber) Forsythe, and passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at the age of 50. Cliffton grew up in Omaha …

Cecilia Ann Fresco, 72, of New Hope, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, at Penn Med in Philadelphia. She was surrounded by her loving family.  A native of Exeter, Cecilia grew up on …

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