Funeral services for Stella Mae Wies age 86 on Neligh formerly of Orchard will be held at 10:30 am. Saturday, March 3rd at the United Methodist Church in Orchard with burial in the Orchard Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 P.M. on Friday At the United Methodist Church in Orchard. Ashburn Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Stella Mae (Anson) Wies was born May 30, 1931. To Willard and Mary Anson in Orchard, Nebraska. She graduated from Orchard High School in 1949. She married Byron Hall and they farmed near Orchard until his untimely death. She then moved to town where she met and married Joe Wies. They had one daughter Christie. They owned and operated the Orchard Motel for 20 years. They then retired and later moved to Neligh to be nearer to their daughter and granddaughters. They were active members of the Orchard United Methodist church. They were married 45 years until Joe's death just 5 months ago. She passed away February 26th, 2018 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
She is survived by daughter Christie and Walter Counts. Granddaughters Krystal and Kendra Carr. Donna and Darrell Hamilton. Many nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by her parents, siblings; Bernard, Emma Thelander, Albert, Gene, Dave, Zola Stark.
Captain Edwin F. Spar, USN (Retired) passed away on February 11, 2018 at his home in Springfield, Virginia. He was 87 years old.
Born in Walnut, Nebraska to Fred and Hazel [Butterfield] Spar in 1931, Ed started to school there and then attended four years at a rural school near Battle Creek. He moved to Orchard with his parents in June 1941 and graduated as salutatorian in the class of 1948 at Orchard High school.
After a year of NROTC at the University of Nebraska, he was appointed to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and graduated with the class of 1953, commencing a 27-year career in the US Navy. In December 1954, he married the love of his life Madelene Spar, an Orchard, NE hometown girl, daughter of Ray and Ethel [Hille] Clifton who resided most of there lives near Orchard and later in Fremont.
Capt. Spar had a long and distinguished naval career. As a young officer, he served aboard the USS Maddox as the Korean War was drawing to a close. He also served on the USS Lexington and was a Commanding Officer of the USS Merganser, both out of San Diego, CA. He attended Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA, earning a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, and was designated a Engineering Duty Officer and reported to the San Diego Naval Repair Facility. In 1964, he was ordered to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin to serve as Resident Supervisor of Shipbuilding to administer various shipbuilding contracts. In 1968, he reported to the Naval Material Command in Washington D.C., servings as a Technical Director and Program Manager for shipbuilding programs. He completed his active duty as the shipbuilding Industry Liaison Officer on the Director of Defense Research and Engineering Staff.
After 27 years of commissioned service, he retired from the Navy and worked for Sperry Corporation, later Unisys, as an Engineer and Marketing Director until retirement in 1994.
Both he and Madelene enjoyed traveling throughout the states, trips to Europe, many winters in Florida, and lots of time with family and friends in their retirement years together.
Edwin had a great love for family and took pride in their accomplishments. He was active in Boy Scouts and other youth activities for many years. As a man of faith, he and Madelene were active long time members of Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA.
His wife Madelene of 63 years and their three children survive Captain Spar. Greg (Tina) Spar of Lincoln, NE, Jeanie (Gary) Feltz of Herndon, VA, and Brett (Kathy) Spar of Annandale, VA. Grandchildren: Natalie Spar (Scott Freeman), Nathan (Nicole) Spar, Jennie Spar, Stephanie Spar, Matthew (Julie) Feltz, Tim Feltz, Joshua Feltz, Isaac Spar, Madelene Spar, and Francis Spar. Great Grandchildren: Levi Spar and Ryker Spar. Two sisters and a niece preceded him in death. He was greatly loved by all.
Memorial Services were held at Greenspring Village Chapel in Springfield, VA on Feb 24, 2018.
Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation for Carol Bellar, age 84, of Neligh, Nebraska will be held Monday, February 26, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden, Nebraska.
Private family graveside services will be held at Tilden City Cemetery.
Carol died Friday, February 16, 2018, at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Funeral Services for Homer ”Bud” Kester, age 71, of Waterloo, NE, will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Church of Christ in Neligh, NE with Pastor Bob Dainton, Officiating. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh Ne. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Beyer-Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh.
Bud passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, NE. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be directed to family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com
Funeral Service for Richard D. Bolling will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater with Pastor Daniel Feusse, Officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Private family burial at a later date. Rick passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Premier Estates in Pierce. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences maybe directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
Richard Dale Bolling was born on December 1, 1947 to Johnnie and LaVonna (Halsey) Bolling at Tilden, NE. He attended school till the 8th grade at Dist. #8 and graduated with the Class of 1965 from Clearwater High School. On December 2, 1967 he was united in marriage to Deborah Rice at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater. They celebrated 50 years of marriage. Rick lived and farmed around the Clearwater area all his life on the family farm. He was a member of Pheasants Forever and Whitetails Unlimited. Lifetime member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater and was a trustee for several years. Member of the "Earliest Coffee Group" at the Hiway Mart. He enjoyed raising pheasants, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and farming with his grandkids.
Survived by his wife, Debbie Bolling of Elgin, NE and his children: Chad and wife Susan Bolling of Niobrara, NE and JoBeth and husband Brian Blecher of Pierce, NE. Four grandchildren: Ethan, Morgan, McKenna Blecher and Zack Bolling. Brothers; Larry and wife Julie Bolling of OR, Steven Bolling of Tilden, NE, Gary wife Chris Bolling of Elgin, NE, and sister, Diane Kraft of Neligh, NE. Numerous nieces and nephews and family.
Preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, mother and father-in-law, Lyle and Doreen Rice and brother Bryon and nephew, Andrew Bolling.
Funeral services for Lyle A. Coover, age 84, of Neligh, Nebraska will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018, at Faith United Methodist Church in Tilden, Nebraska.
Pastor Ralph Metschke will officiate, with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Lyle died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh.
Funeral Service for Kenneth L Barlow age 73 of Ewing, NE will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater,Ne with Father James Kramper, Officiating. Visitation will be 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be Ewing City Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Sanders American Legion Post #214 and Legion Riders. Kenneth passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, NE. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
Kenneth L. Barlow son of Kenneth and Frances (Spangler) Barlow was born on August 27, 1944 in Rural Ewing, NE. He graduated from Ewing High School in 1962. He enlisted in the United State Army at Omaha on March 14, 1963 he was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Schweinfurt Germany and was discharge on May 23, 1964 from Ft. Hamilton, NY. While in the service he was united in marriage to Pauline Jorgensen on May 28, 1963 in Mitchell, SD. They had 2 daughters; Janet and Susan and son, Monty Nelson. Ken had a passion for the good ole outdoors. Loved trapping, fishing, coon hunting, and Corn Husker Football and watching the Cubbies. Enjoyed telling stories to his grandkids and great grandchildren and spending time with his good ole friends! He was a member of Sander Legion Post #214 in Ewing.
Survived by his wife Pauline of Ewing, NE. Children: Janet and husband Dan McLain of Ewing, Ne, Susan and husband Todd Hobbs of Ewing, NE, and Monty and wife Carlie Nelson of Kearney, NE. 8 grandchildren: Quint (Chelsi) McLain, Kyle Hobbs and (Amber), Brooke (Adam) Dillon, Taylor Hobbs, Chad, Tanner, Josh, MaKenzie, and Drew Nelson. 5 great grandsons, Trey and Jayce Dillon; Tucker, Dawson, and Carson McLain. 3 sisters: Donna (Leroy) Lyons of Long Pine, NE; Joan (Leonard) Hawk of Ewing, NE; and Vera (Lonnie) Eacker of Ewing, NE. 2 brothers: Garry (Lorie) Barlow of Ewing, NE, Larry (Lynne) Barlow of O'Neill, NE.
Preceded in death by parents, 2 brothers, Tom Barlow and Jack Barlow. 1 sister-in-law Lavonne Barlow and baby.
Marcella “Sally” J. Meis, 97, of Elgin, NE, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE with Fr. Jim Kramper and Fr. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bonaventure Catholic Cemetery at Raeville, NE. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the church with a 7:00 pm wake service.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Funeral Service for Reuben Bergman age 63 of Clearwater, NE will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater, NE.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home.
Reuben passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at his home.
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