Karen Rae (Wehenkel) Mott went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 4, 2017 after complications from a year-long battle with cancer. Karen was born November 26, 1942 to Ranold Archie Wehenkel and Margaret Elvira (Mader) Wehenkel in Orchard, Nebraska. Karen was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS in Broken Arrow, OK.
She grew up in Orchard, NE. Her greatest desire was for others to come to know Jesus Christ and have faith in His atoning sacrifice of our sins..
Karen was married to Dennis Lee Mott of Verdigre, NE on May 15, 1965 The couple moved to Missouri Valley, Iowa and Omaha Ne where Karen was employed at the Omaha Federal Land Bank. Karen and Dennis then moved to Superior, WI and in 1974 the couple moved to Stillwater, OK. Where she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church LCMS..
After earning her undergraduate degree at OSU, Karen began a career in the OSU Office of Admissions where she was in charge of transfer credit evaluations.
Karen will be sorely missed but we are comforted knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Karen was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Elvira (Mader) Wehenkel and father, Ranold Archie Wehenkel.
She is survived by her husband: Dennis Mott of Bixby, OK, two children and their families: Nicole & Rod Weaver of Jenks, OK, and Bryan and Rebecca Mott of Bixby, OK, and three grandchildren: Grayson Weaver of Jenks, OK, and Andrew and Brooklyn Mott, both of Bixby, OK.
Karen is also survived by three sisters: Randi Brozek of Lake Jackson, Pam Hahn of Orchard, NE, and Connie Carpenter of Gloucester, VA.
Karen’s extended family and friends will miss her energetic presence and abiding love as does the immediate family.
Memorial Service for Terry D. Hughes age 54 of Neligh, NE will be 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at United Methodist Church in Neligh, with Pastor Bruce Phillips, Officiating in Neligh, Ne. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Terry passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at his home. Condolences may be directed to family at www.beyersnidermemorial.com
In Lieu of flowers the family is going collect and direct all memorials to Multiple Myeloma Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where Terry received treatment.
Terry Dee Hughes was born on November 3, 1962 to Duane and Russellin Kay (Swanson) Hughes in Lodi, CA. He grew up at Bakersfield, California and in Washington State. On November 16, 1991, he was united in marriage to Dannette Dennis in Reno, Nevada. Terry worked as a mechanic most of his life and purchased an auto repair business from his brother in law in Issaquah Washington where he and Dannette both worked for many years. In 2006 Terry and Dannette decided to sell their business and move to Neligh. Terry enjoyed remodeling and building houses with his wife Dannette. Terrys hobbies were work, construction projects and fixing things he also enjoyed attempting to catch fish in his new boat. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends but especially enjoyed his grandchildren who brought him many smiles during his battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was also a member of the Neligh Fire Department he loved being a part of the brotherhood.
Survived by his wife, Dannette. Children: Michaela (Ross) Potter of Neligh, NE, Terra Hughes of Washington State, and Dennis (Zuzanna) Hughes of Neligh, NE. 6 grandchildren Rayne, Dade, Kayne and Jordan Potter, Wesson and Arayannah Hughes. Sisters: Michelle (Ray) Rios of San Diego, CA and Connie Phillips of NC. Father and Mother in law Jr and Judy Dennis of Neligh, NE along 3 brothers in laws, 2 sisters in laws and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, brother in law Denny Dennis, nephew Scott Dennis, uncle Pete West, Vicki Herndon and good friends Craig and Bruce.
Sharon Kay Thelander, 70, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Dalhart, TX.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Dalhart, TX with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dalhart, TX – Funeral arrangements entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home.
Officiating will be Brian Walton, Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dalhart, Texas
Sharon Kay Stelling was born on December 5, 1946 to Leonard & Alma (Frederick) Stelling in Neligh, NB. Sharon married Lynn Thelander on November 20, 1966. Sharon & Lynn ran the Denver Exxon for many years in Dalhart. Sharon worked at Mazios for over 20 years. Sharon loved sewing, gardening and cooking. Sharon’s family said she made the best fried chicken in the world. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all that knew her.
Survivors include her 3 children- a daughter Linette Pope, 2 sons Mike and his wife Kristi Thelander and Doug Thelander of Dalhart, TX. 6 grandchildren – Kourtney and her husband Grant Sacco of Las Vegas, NV, Devin Shirar, Kourtney Thelander, Justice Thelander, Avry Thelander and Emily Thelander all of Dalhart, TX as well as her 2 sisters – Yvonne Cooper & her husband, Jim and Janet Miller & her husband, Howard.
Sharon is preceded in death by both her parents, her husband Lynn and an infant son, Todd Thelander
Memorial services for Wayne Lavern Holliday, age 75, of Orchard will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Orchard United Methodist Church in Orchard with Rev. A.G. Turner presiding.
Memorial visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Wayne passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill.
Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements.
Wayne Lavern Holliday was born on August 24, 1941 near Orchard, NE, to Lloyd and Dorothy (Craig) Holliday. He attended Emporia Country School from 1st thru 8th grade and graduated from Orchard High School in 1959. After graduating from high school, he attended Milford Tech School for Automotive training.
In 1960, he married his high school sweetheart Fonda Menning in Orchard. To this union they had 2 children a daughter Annette and a son Brock.
In 1960, Wayne started working as an auto mechanic at East Side Auto and worked there for 4 years. In 1964, Wayne went to work for his dad at Holliday Implement. Wayne took over the business in1972 and ran it until 2008. It continues on today as Lazy T Tire. Wayne was an active member of the Orchard community, including being a member of the Orchard Volunteer Fire Department for over 55 years.
Wayne was a mechanic all of his life. He enjoyed water sports, motorcycles but most of all he liked to fix things and make them work. Even though Wayne battled Rheumatoid Arthritis and cancer for many years he continued to fix alternators, chains saws, lawn mowers, and restore vintage tractors, until the end of his life.
Wayne is survived by his daughter, Annette McCain of Columbus, NE; son, Brock (Maria) Holliday of Palm Desert, CA; four grandchildren, Natasha (Brian) Macumber of Norfolk, NE, Brady (Katina) McCain of Buckeye, AZ, Emily McCain, Winside, NE, Callon McCain, Columbus, NE; four great-grandchildren, Cohen and Grace Macumber, Keelee and Marley McCain; brother, Dean (Krista) Holliday of Orchard; sister, Aletha (John) Eley of Orchard; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Fonda in 2012, and grandson Matthew McCain.
Funeral Service for Lucille Carpenter age 85 of Plainview will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017 at United Methodist Church in Neligh, with Pastor Bruce Phillips, Officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh, Ne. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.,. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh, Ne. Lucille passed away peacefully, Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Providence Place in Fremont, NE surrounded by family. Condolences may be directed to family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com
Funeral services for Lois Rader, age 91, of Brunswick, Nebraska will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in O’Neill, Nebraska. Pat Kelly will officiate. Burial will be in Orchard Hill Cemetery in Orchard, Nebraska at a later date.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, Nebraska.
Lois died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, Nebraska.
Lois Mae Rader, daughter of Samuel Harrison Evans and Gertrude Holberg Evans Rose, was born June 25, 1926, at Neligh, Nebraska. She grew up on a farm in the Venus, Nebraska area north of Orchard, attending grade school at Grimton, Pleasant Valley, and Lone Star Schools in Knox County. Lois graduated from Creighton High School in 1943, as Salutatorian of her class, and with a normal training degree. After high school she began teaching in rural schools in Antelope County.
Lois then left Nebraska to live in Boise, Idaho. She attained a civil service position at Gowen Field U.S. Air Force Base until returning to Nebraska where she met Edward Rader of Brunswick. They were married September 3, 1946, in O’Neill, Nebraska. To this union two children were born, Sandy Fuchtman of Creighton and Galen Rader of Brunswick.
Ed and Lois were engaged in farming, custom farming, trucking, and seed sales. Lois became the secretary and bookkeeper for Rader Enterprise for many years.
Lois and Ed enjoyed traveling and had visited nearly every state and some foreign countries. They were members of a camping club “The Cornhusker Champs” of Nebraska for many years, camping many places in Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. Lois also loved water skiing, boating, and fishing as well as gardening, sewing, reading, cooking, and baking. She maintained her flower and vegetable gardens well into her 80’s.
When Ed semi-retired, they spent their winters in California for 15 years, where they built a home on two and a half acres in the desert town of Newberry Springs. Ed and Lois celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1996. They shared nearly 57 years together. Since her husband’s death in 2003, Lois continued to live on the family farm near Brunswick. She lived in the Brunswick community for over 70 years.
On May 20, 2006, Lois was baptized by immersion, symbolizing her complete unreserved and unconditional dedication through Jesus Christ to do the will of Jehovah God. Since then, she has devoted her life to being active in the Bible education work and was a faithful member of the Jehovah Witness Congregation at the Kingdom Hall in O’Neill.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; her parents; grandparents; brother, Sam; and sisters, Eunice and Miriam.
She is survived by her two children, Sandy (Cliff) Fuchtman and Galen (Marilyn ) Rader; four grandchildren, Kristine (Steve) Wacker of Osmond, Nebraska, Bill (Anne) Rader of Norfolk, Nebraska, Cathy (Luke) Johnston of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Eric (Janelle) Fuchtman of Creighton; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel; six sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
Mass of Christian Burial for Reynold Johnson, age 95, of Tilden, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Tilden. Reverend Christopher Onuoha will be Celebrant, with burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Tilden.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden, with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary.
Reynold died Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Reynold Johnson, son of William and Emma (Kudera) Johnson, was born May 17, 1922, at rural Clarkson, NE. He attended country school near Clarkson. On June 1, 1948, he was married to Leona Prochaska at Abie, NE. The couple lived in Abie where Ray was employed by Construction Service of Omaha. He was a member of the Abie Volunteer Fire Dept. and Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Abie and the Knights of Columbus. The couple moved to Tilden in 1967, where Ray was co-owner of Tilden Construction for 12 years. He worked for Antelope County until age 65. Ray then became employed by Rutjens Construction.
Ray was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Tilden.
He is survived by his son and spouse, Marvin and Doris Johnson of San Antonio, TX; a daughter and her husband, Teresa and Marti Horrocks of Frederick, CO; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Funeral services for Joan Zurcher, age 85, of Tilden, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at Faith United Methodist Church in Tilden. Pastor Ralph Metschke will officiate, with burial in Tilden City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Joan died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at her residence.
Joan Zurcher was born July 15, 1932, in Tilden, Nebraska to Fred and Mabel Lang. She passed away on July 18, 2017, at her home. Joan graduated from Tilden High School in 1949. She married Charles Zurcher on November 12, 1950, at the Methodist Church in Tilden.
Joan and her husband farmed south of Tilden for ten years until moving northeast of Meadow Grove, where they farmed until retiring to Tilden in 1992. Joan was an active member of her church. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens and traveling, especially to Texas during the winter months where she enjoyed various crafts and being with friends. Most of all, Joan loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; her daughters, Angela Simmons, Pamela (Jan) Robertson, and Lori (Michael) Herbolsheimer; daughter-in-law, Lynn Zurcher; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Fritz (Diane) Lang; brothers-in-law, Bob Miller, Tom Osborn, and Dean (Charlotte) Zurcher; and sister-in-law, Joan Staub.
Joan was preceded in death by her son, Ronn Zurcher; son-in-law, Sam Simmons; sisters, Ruth Osborn and Myrna Miller; sister-in-law, Jeannie Evans; and brothers-in-law, Bill Evans and Marion Staub.
Fuuneral Service for William "Bill" Dixon will be 10:30 a,m, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church with Father James Kramper, Officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, July 19, 2017 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service. Burial will be in Clearwater Cemetery. Bill passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at Sevierville, TN. Arrangements are being handled by Snider Memorial Funeral Home of Clearwater. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
William Francis Dixon was born on June 19, 1949 to Frankie and Frances (Tekovic) Dixon in Denver, Co. He was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith at St. Patrick's in Lincoln. Bill attended school at St. Patrick's Elementary and Pius X High School in Lincoln, graduating in 1967.
On December 14, 1968 he was united in marriage to Rochelle (Chellie) Nolze at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Lincoln. Bill and Chellie moved to California in 1972 and returned to Clearwater in 1974. After returning to Clearwater, Bill worked at John Deere and purchased Clearwater Hardware, operating these businesses for many years until he retired.
Bill enjoyed woodworking, taking pictures, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family. Most of all, Bill cherished family time spent with his grandchildren: Jordan Kerkman, Justin (Ashley) Kerkman, Casandra Kerkman, Cadyn Uttecht, and Penelope Dixon.
Bill was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, a past member of the Clearwater Fire Department/EMT squad and Clearwater School Board, and was currently serving on the Clearwater Village Board, a position that he held for nearly 30 years. In addition, Bill coached Little League baseball, helped at the Santa Shop, and was a regular spectator at his children's and grandchildren's activities and events.
He is survived by his dearest love, Rochelle Dixon of Clearwater, his children, Brian Dixon of Clearwater, Stacy (Chris) Uttecht of Wisner, and Craig (Lauren) Dixon of Chicago, and his 5 grandchildren. Dennis Dixon of Bolivar, MO; Tom (Cecilia) Dxon of Buffalo, MO; Deb (Jim) Fick of Lincoln, NE. Several nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law, Rick (Toni) Nolze of Greeley, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frankie and Frances Dixon, his mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Fred Nolze, and nephews Danny Dixon, Timothy Fick, and Jeremy Fick.
Funeral services for Steven Dale Kraft, age 61 of Neligh, Nebraska will be 10:30 Monday, July 17, 2017, at United Methodist Church in Neligh. Pastor Bruce Phillips will officiate, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home.
Steven died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Steven D. Kraft (Big S), son of Dale Kraft and June (Barrett) Kraft, was born May 22, 1956, at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh, Nebraska. He attended Elkhorn Valley High School in Tilden, Nebraska. Steven married Cindy Brummett on October 7, 1989 at Oakdale Community Center. They were blessed with six children: Maggie, Terry, Tim, Danny, Callie, and Tammie.
Steve was raised on the family farm south of Oakdale. He enjoyed farming with his dad, taking care of cattle, and putting up hay. After his father Dale died, Steven continued working on the family farm with his son Danny.
His passion was John Deere big and small. Steven was a devoted husband and father with a big heart. He loved teaching his children to farm, hunt, and fish. Steven’s most special times were spent with his family and watching his children grow.
Steven was known for having a good outlook on life, socializing with friends and family, and always having a good joke hiding in his back pocket.
Steven is survived by his wife, Cindy of 27 years; sons, Terry (Amy) Glenn of Norfolk, Nebraska, Danny (and friend Jessica Koeppe) of Marion, Nebraska; daughters, Callie and Tammie of Neligh; friend, Wayne Hoffman of Clearwater, Nebraska; son-in-law, Brian Turpitt of Genoa, Nebraska; three sisters, Peggy (Lyle) Galyen of Tilden, twin sister, Kate Anson of Orchard, Nebraska, and Karen (Tom) Dietz of Oakdale; brother, Kevin Kraft of Tilden and friend Jeanie Jensen of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and June Kraft; brother-in-law, Tim Anson; son, Tim Glenn; daughter, Maggie Turpitt; and grandparents.