Funeral services for Karon (Brown) Cornett, age 75 of St. Libory, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Oakdale, Nebraska. John Petersen will officiate, with burial in the Oakdale Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
She died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Karon Marie Cornett, daughter of Wilbur and Ellen (Withee) Brown, was born December 3, 1943, at O’Neill, Nebraska. She graduated from Inman High School. She was married to Malcom “Gene” Cornett on November 4, 1996 at Central City, Nebraska. Karon was a member of the Methodist faith and lived in St. Libory, Nebraska. She enjoyed her work of bookkeeping and loved her flowers and garden.
Karon is survived by her husband, Gene; son, Trevor Stewart; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was proceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Funeral services for Karl E. Frederick, Jr. age 76, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Winside, Nebraska. Reverend William Engebretsen will officiate, with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Karl died Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Colonial Manor of Randolph in Randolph, Nebraska.
Karl E. Frederick, Jr. was born on October 17, 1942 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Karl Emanuel and Dorothy (Lieb) Frederick, Sr. He was baptized and confirmed at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. He graduated from Norfolk High School in 1960 and attended Norfolk Junior College. Karl married Mary Shipps on September 16, 1962 to this union three children were born, Klark, Kim and Kyle. He married Elaine Reinke on September 20, 2003 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside. Karl was a lifetime farmer, he started farming near Norfolk from 1962 to 1963 then moved to rural Pierce county; where he farmed from 1963 to 1973. He then moved to a farm near Winside and resided there until the fall of 2018 when he moved to Norfolk. Karl also established Frederick Trucking with his father and was a lifelong trucker.
Karl was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in infancy and a great-grandson, Hunter.
Karl is survived by his wife, Elaine of Norfolk, son, Klark (Brenda) Frederick of Stanton, daughter, Kim (Dirk) Jaeger of Winside, son, Kyle (Diane) Frederick of Winside, stepson, Steve (Shannon) Reinke of Pierce, stepdaughter, Cindy (Trent) Montgomery of Pierce, grandchildren, Kayla (Casey) Lange, Kourtney (Ashton) Callies, Josh (Amy) Harmer, Jamie (Harlan) Vogt, Jaret Harmer, Zach Jaeger, Jennifer Jaeger, Cody Frederick, Matthew Frederick and Austin Frederick, step-grandchildren, Shae Reinke, Cady Reinke, Kayla Reinke, Tate Reinke, Trever Montgomery, Payton Montgomery, Harper Montgomery and 6 great-grandchildren, Ashton Harmer, Braxton and Bentley Lange, MaKenzie, Miles and Macy Vogt.
Memorial services for Delbert “Sonny” Carl Jr., age 79, of Ewing, NE will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Ewing United Methodist Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Momo Larena, officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 5 -7 p.m. at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Burial will be Ewing City Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Sanders American Legion Post #214 and Legion Riders.
Sonny passed away peacefully July 27, 2019 at Faith Region Hospital in Norfolk. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
Delbert, better known to friends and family as "Sonny," was born in Star, NE on October 24, 1939, to Delbert and Adeline Carl. On December 26, 1958, Sonny married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Ann Wright. Sonny graduated from Ewing Public School in 1958 where he was an all-around athlete. While attending high school he joined the National Guard.
Upon graduating, Sonny joined the army where he went on to become a paratrooper at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. After paratrooper training, Sonny was stationed in Germany. He received an honorary discharge from the service in 1961. Sonny and Patricia raised their family on a small dairy farm south of Ewing, NE where they raised livestock and put up hay. He was an avid waterfowl hunter with his trusty hunting companion “Caesar.” Sonny also enjoyed fishing and coyote hunting. He was a skilled card player at the local feed store and belonged to the Texas Hold’ Em card club.
Delbert “Sonny” is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia; sister Ruby Williamson; sister-in-laws Bonnie (Don) Drey and Janet Carl; children Debra (Jerry) Wagner, Danny Carl, Denise (Jon) Kasperbauer, and Dawn (Mick) McIntire; grandchildren Jennifer (Dan) Cunningham, Jeremy (Page) Wagner, Joe (Amber) Wagner, Shelbi Sisson, Hilary (Ashton) Ferguson, Emalee Kasperbauer, Chase McIntire, and Cassidy McIntire; great grandchildren Blake, Elise, and MacKenzie Cunningham, Wyatt, Brenna and Mathias Wagner, Charlie, Paityn, Patrick and Collins Wagner, Weston and Wayge Ferguson; along with many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Loriane and Roy Wright, step-father, Art Ruerode. Brother, Marvin; brother-in-laws: Richard Williamson and Royce Wright. an infant grandson, many friends, and Army buddies.
Elnora L. Person, age 98, formerly of Neligh, died July 21, 2019 in Wahoo, NE. She was born February 22, 1921 in Yankton, SD to Oscar and Eva (Mason) Roach.
Elnora is survived by her son Bill Salisbury of Wahoo; daughter Cynthia (Randall) Rodgers of Colon; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; 1 brother. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Salisbury. Interment will be at a later date in California. The Nebraska Cremation Society is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Fontelle Harvey, age 94, of Page will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the Page United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Page Cemetery. Pastor Larmena will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Fontelle passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Arbor Care Center in O’Neill. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements.
Fontelle is survived by her son, Lyle (Vicki) Harvey of Page; daughter-in-law, Rose Harvey of Pierce; three grandchildren, Warren (Tammi) Harvey, Cameron Harvey, Jason (Briana) Harvey; one brother, Noel (Janit) Wood in Riverton, WY; many nieces and nephews.
Fontelle is preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Irene Wood; her husband, Calvin Harvey; her son, Gene Harvey; and her granddaughter, Cindy Harvey.
Memorial services for Lonny R. Miller, 80, of Norfolk will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019, at LifePoint Church 715 w Madison Ave, Norfolk: Pastor Glen Wapelhorst will officiate. Burial will be in Clearwater Cemetery, Clearwater, NE. No visitation is planned. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Lonny died Friday, July 12, 2019 at Faith Regional Health Services.
Lonny was born September 7, 1938 to Floyd and Garnet (Maulding) Miller at Clearwater, NE. He grew up on the family farm, attended country school and graduated from Clearwater High School in 1956. On May 21, 1958 he married Maryetta Petersen in O’Neill, NE. They lived in California for 10 years, where Lonny learned the masonry trade. In 1969 they moved to Norfolk where Lonny was a masonry contractor for 50 years.
Lonny liked fishing and deep-sea fishing, motorcycle riding, boating, water sking, playing horseshoes and pool, watching the Huskers, spending time at their cabin and especially spending time with family.
Lonny is survived by his wife, their 2 children, Vicki (Gary) Shald of Norfolk, Greg Miller of Norfolk, 3 grandchildren, Carmel (Donny) Neesen of Dayton, OH, Jared (Julie ) Shald of Lincoln, NE, Lydia (Andrew) Pfeifer of Denver, CO a great-grandson Anthony Neesen of Dayton, OH, a sister Barbara (Burl) McConnell, of Republic, MO and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jerry, 2 brothers-in-law, Allen and Elwood Petersen and a sister-in-law, Tamzan Forslund.
Funeral services for Paul Seger have been set for Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Atkinson. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Atkinson and lunch will follow the burial in at the Atkinson Community Center.
Visitation services will be on Monday, July 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph's in Atkinson with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Paul Francis Seger was born December 12, 1938 in Broken Bow, NE to Leo and Blanche (Bigelow) Seger, the second of four children. The family moved to Atkinson and opened a new funeral home in 1941 in the A.T. Hart building. Paul attended St. Joseph’s School graduating in 1956. He finished his pre-mortuary science degree at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE. Paul met the love of his life Karen Marie Kaup and they were married on February 27, 1960 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. To that union, eight children were born. Paul went on to mortuary school at the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, IL graduating in 1961. He then returned home to work with is father in the business. When his father passed away suddenly in 1962, Paul was left to care for his invalid mother, 2 sisters, 2 children, and many elderly aunts and uncles. He continued to care for his family showing them by example what it truly means to take care of family, friends, and his beloved Atkinson community. Paul and Karen wanted to leave a lasting legacy to the community. In 2008, they created an endowed family fund to benefit future generations in Atkinson, Stuart, Antelope County and Elgin. Paul was a very compassionate man, helping and caring for people whenever he could.
Because of his large family, along with operating the funeral home, it became necessary to find other ways to provide for them. Paul sold his funeral home in Butte, NE and used the money to buy his first farm ground east of Atkinson in 1967. He continued to grow the farm, expanding into trucking, and later added a sizeable cow/calf operation. He was able to accomplish this with the help of very dedicated family and friends. We say this because Paul never looked at the people who worked for him as employees. They were family to him! Paul loved people and had a great group of friends.
Paul served the community in many roles. He was a 26-year member of the Atkinson Fire Department, and he helped organize and was president of the Atkinson Ambulance Board. Up until that time the ambulance was owned and operated by the funeral home but Paul saw the need for a more efficient way to get patients the care they needed. He was a charter member of the Atkinson Lions Club. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Atkinson Development Corp., the Nebraska Community Foundation, Sandhills Cattle Association, and the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association serving as secretary until his health forced him to resign that position. He also served on the Atkinson City Council for more than 30 years and the West Holt Hospital Board serving as director, officer, and President. Paul loved his church and was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and was president of the St. Joseph’s Cemetery Board for many years. One of his favorite pastimes was spending time with his friends at the Roadrunner where he was the “President” of the “College of Knowledge.”
Paul loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was most happy when the parents would bring him the new “little ones” to snuggle and love! He was asked once if all the crying of the newborns made him nervous and he said with a smile, “No that noise means my family is growing!”
Paul passed away at his home on July 17, 2019 after an extended illness surrounded by his family. He is survived by his children, Sharon (Dave) Gossman, of Neligh, Patricia (Joseph) Skrdla, Leo (Vickie) Seger, Sandra (Harlan) Schrunk, all of Atkinson, Michele (Doug) Moser of Omaha, Peg (Schindler) (Ron) Wemhoff, of Norfolk, Tami (Joseph) Kaup of Norfolk, and Matthew Seger of Lake Elsinore, CA, 28 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, sisters, Patty Callahan of Omaha, Margaret (Gary) Burkholder of Yutan, NE, and Mary Wagman of Atkinson; sisters and brother-in-law; Phyllis (Marvin) Scholz of Stuart, NE, Florence Kaup, Judy (Gene) Steimle, Janet (Mike) Davis, Carol (Frank) Charvat all of Omaha, NE, and brother, Ralph Kaup of Atkinson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Blanche Seger, wife Karen, son-in-law Mark Schindler and grandson Reid Miller.
Fred Clarence Spieker, 82, of Albion, formerly of Petersburg, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society-Wolf Memorial in Albion.
A gathering of friends and family will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Palmer-Santin Funeral Home in Fullerton. A rosary will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. A private family inurnment will be at a later date. To honor Fred’s wishes, cremation was chosen.
Fred, son of Fred W. and Louise (Friedman) Spieker Sr., was born March 25, 1937 at Petersburg. He grew up on a farm north of Petersburg and graduated from St. John’s Catholic School. He served in the United States Army from 1956-1958. In November of 1960, Fred married Rosamund Thieman. To this union, five children were born: Doug, Bonnie, Wendy, Mike, and Diane. He made a living farming south of Petersburg and loved hunting, fishing, and had an interest in Native American history.
He is survived by his children, Doug (Mandy) Spieker, Bonnie (Dave) Molt, Wendy (Nick) Henn, Mike (Chris) Spieker, and Diane (Ray) Dozler; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Buelt; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Spieker and Laura Mae Spieker; along with many nieces and nephews.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cletus, Linus, Bob, Leroy, and Lawrence; and sisters, Rosamond Klein, Agatha Richart, Florence Luettel, and Mae Moser.
Funeral Services for Marjorie J. Long, age 83, of O’Neill, NE will be 10:30 AM Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Inman Community Church in Inman, NE. Private family burial. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-7 PM at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill, NE with a Prayer Service at 7 PM. She passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, NE. Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie is survived by her children and spouses; Sherri Ahlers and husband Don of Clearwater, NE, Kenneth Hanson and wife Cyndi of North Platte, NE, Peggy Howe and husband Richard of O’Neill, NE and Karol Thiele and husband Ron of Clearwater, NE; 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 3 brothers; Roy Stamp and wife JoAnn of Callaway, NE, Pete Stamp and wife Joan of Inman, NE, Jerry Stamp and wife Sharon of Clearwater, NE and one sister, Judy Thonedel and husband JoeJohn of Checotah, OK.
Mass of Christian Burial for Germaine Berry, age 97, of Neligh, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Neligh. Reverend Pat Nields will be Celebrant, with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh.
Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service.
Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Germaine died Monday, July 8, 2019, at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Germaine Gwendolyn (Schmidt) Berry was born near Windhorst, Kansas on June 8, 1922, to Esther and Rudolph Schmidt. She grew up and attended school in Kansas, graduating from high school in 1940 at Burns, Kansas. Germaine graduated from Halstead Hospital School of Nursing in 1943 and began her career as a Registered Nurse. In 1945, she married Lewis “Si” Berry. After living in Topeka, Kansas, where their oldest daughter Diane was born in 1946, they moved to Orchard, Nebraska and began farming. After Si was discharged from the Army at the end of World War II, two more daughters were born, Karen in 1949 and Sheila in 1952.
Germaine worked as a RN at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh until retiring in 1985. Germaine continued to volunteer at the hospital after she retired. She was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, serving as a Eucharistic Minster. Her hobbies included quilting, playing the piano, playing cards, and bingo. Germaine was also a member of the Highlanders Extension Club for many years. She belonged to other organizations as well including, the American Legion Auxiliary, a bridge club, and pitch card clubs. Germaine lived the last seven years of her life at The Willows assisted living facility in Neligh, where she continued to play bridge and bingo.
Germaine was preceded in death by her parents; sisters; husband, and two daughters, Diane and Sheila.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen; four grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
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