Leona “Lee” Mae Gossman, 88, of Lincoln, formerly of Humboldt, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Windcrest on Van Dorn in Lincoln, NE.
Leona was born to Joseph and Florence (Mitchell) McGinnis on November 20, 1930 in Humboldt, Nebraska. Lee grew up on a farm in rural Humboldt and was the second youngest of 8 children. While visiting the East Coast she contracted polio and she remained there to receive the Sister Kenny treatments before returning to Nebraska.
Upon her return to Nebraska, she met Otto Rudolph Gossman and they were married in 1958. They settled in Humboldt and raised their two children, Sheryl Lee and David Otto. They were devoted Presbyterian’s.
Lee enjoyed bowling league for many years, playing bridge, being a den mother for cub scouts, teaching vacation bible school, and spending the weekends at the lake with her family.
She is survived by her children; Sheryl (Greg) Davis, David (Sharon) Gossman, grandchildren; Josh (Shauna), Ben (Lilly), Jeff (Kellie), Brienne, great-grandchildren; Coltin Bauer, Merin, Draydin, Bergin, Beckah, Barrett, Bennett, Baeli, Declan, Makai.
She is preceded in death by her husband; Otto Gossman, parents; Joseph and Florence McGinnis, siblings; June, Maude, Joe, Earl, Eugene, Jack, Richard.
Condolences may be left online at www.lincolnccfh.com
Family graveside inurnment will be at the Humboldt Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial Service for Donald D. Allen, age 75, of Norfolk, NE will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Beyers Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh, NE with Pastor Bruce Phillips, Officiating.
Donald passed away on April 27, 2019 at St. Joesph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to family at www.beyersnidernemorialfh.com
Donald D. Allen was born on December 20, 1943 to Gordon and Evelyn (Gadeken) Allen in Neligh. He attended high school in Neligh and graduated with with the Class of 1961 and attended Northeast College in Norfolk. He enlisted in the National Guard for 7 years. He worked at the school as the maintenance man at Norfolk Junior High School for many years. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and hunting. He was the member of the Eagles Club and American Legion Post #16 of Norfolk.
Survived by his son, Michael Allen of Omaha, NE. Brother, Wayne and wife, Lisa Allen of Green Valley, AZ. Nieces: Royce Quinn of Hamilton, IA; Lynda Reid of Maxwell, IA; Carla Peltier of Chicago, IL; Mandy Corriea of Chehalis, WA and Misty Simmons of Ollela, WA. Nephews: Steven Luft of Des Moines, IA; Kenneth Allen of Federal Way, WA; Bryan Allen of Mill Creek, WA. Great nieces: Mandy Corriea of Chehalis, WA and Misty Simmons of Ollala, WA.
Preceded in death by his parents. Sister, Janice Luft.
Kalin T. Henn, 21, of Elgin, NE, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Brookings Health System in Brookings, SD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 2019 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE, with Rev. Kevin Vogel and Deacon Dennis Wiehn officiating. Interment will follow at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Elgin, NE. Visitation will be 4:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial services for Betty Beltz, age 91, of Plainview will be held at the Corner Stone Bible Church in Orchard on Saturday, April 27.
There will be no visitation and interment will be at a later date. Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Jean Beltz was born April 15, 1928, in Kansas City, KS to Fred and Minnie (Wilson) Siemson. She attended rural schools in Missouri and near Pierce, NE, before graduating from Pierce High School. She attended Wayne State College and college in Emporia, KS. She was school teacher before her marriage. Betty married Lloyd Beltz August 14, 1949, at the United Methodist Church in Pierce. The couple farmed the rest of their lives in Antelope County. Betty attended the Corner Stone Bible Church at Orchard.
Betty is survived by one son, Thomas Beltz (Darlene) of Plainview; two daughters, Barbara (Sam) Schwager of Orchard and Kathy (Keith) Lubberstedt of Coleridge; 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren;
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd June 23, 2003; one daughter; three brothers; and one sister.
Memorial services for Richard “Mike” Bailey, age 83, of Orchard, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Assembly of God Church in O’Neill, Nebraska.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Richard “Mike” Bailey went to heaven April 15, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska where he grew up and became a policeman like his father. Mike worked in law enforcement for 31 years, the last eight year as a deputy Sheriff for Ben Matchett.
Mike enjoyed hunting and fishing all his life, he loved people and would visit with anyone. He always had a smile for all he met.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind his wife, Sharon of almost 40 years; children, Kim and her husband Jim of California, Tim and Linda and family of California, and Shelly and Vince and family of California; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, Tara, Cina, and Asher, Brook, Max Graham, Derek, Polly, Finn, Tim Starman and Christine Starman of Nebraska; and many friends.
Lois Lorraine (Michaelson) Dempster, 85, of Orchard, Nebraska passed away on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Plainview Manor in Plainview, NE. A visitation will be at The United Methodist Church in Orchard, NE on Friday, April 19 from 5-7 PM. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, April 20, at The United Methodist Church at 2:30 PM. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at Orchard. Ashburn Mortuary in Orchard is in charge of the arrangements.
Lois was born on March 30, 1934 in Tilden, NE to Henry and Margaret (Dredge) Michaelson, the next to the youngest of 9 children. She graduated from Neligh High School with scholastic honors in 1952 where she was also their high school majorette. She worked at the Corner Café, The Dime Store and in the Welfare Office all in Neligh before her marriage.
She was united in marriage Duard Dempster at the Congregational Church in Neligh on June 21, 1953. To this union 5 children were born, Valerie, Thomas, Steven, Denise and Michelle. Lois was a homemaker and very busy with raising these 5! They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last June and she celebrated her 85th birthday on her special day this year with a large gathering of family.
6 months after having Valerie, in Ft. Leonardwood, MO on the army base, she was a brave soul, traveling to Germany (at the young age of 20) with a baby to be united with Duard, who was stationed overseas with the army. They lived there for 18 months and had the opportunity to travel to several countries while they were there. That must have given her the travel bug as they enjoyed many great trips throughout their life together. They returned to the family farm where they have resided until present day.
Lois and daughter, Denise, opened a gift shop, This and That, in Orchard and later opened a popular restaurant in 1992, Green Gables, close to the family farm where she baked a zillion of her famous pies and bread pudding, and enjoyed her fun staff and visits with the many customers! She was also known for her crazy Halloween costumes each year.
Lois and Duard wintered in South Padre Island, TX and loved every minute of it, for 19 years until she suffered a stroke in August of 2012.
She was very active in the community and the church. She belonged to Eastern Star, bowling leagues, Stitch & Chatter Club, band boosters, the church choir, Ladies Aid, bridge clubs and organized the Florence Welk Band. Her hobbies were gardening (she loved her flowers), canning, crafts, she was a tremendous baker and cook, loved to read and loved music, writing letters, crossword puzzles, traveling and their winter home in South Padre. Her whole family called her the baby whisperer. She was quiet, soft spoken, sweet as pie, and loved deeply. Her first love was her family who were everything to her as she was to us. She would do anything for any of them and worried about each one till the very end. Her family and friends loved her crazy sense of humor! Her second love was Husker football and coming in third was Willie Nelson.
Lois is survived of her husband of 65 years, Duard Dempster, 2 sons, Thomas & Brenda Dempster of Cave Creek, Arizona, Steven and Cheryl Dempster of Royal, Nebraska, 3 daughters, Valerie Dempster of O’Neill, NE, Denise and Bill Hartigan of Orchard, NE and Michelle and Lynn Rader of Royal, NE., 15 grandchildren, Gretchen Belzer, Katy and Don Doty, Stefanie and Enio Hernandez, and Makayla and Taylor Oltjenbruns, Brandon Dempster and Derek and Britney Dempster, Greg Dempster and Kelli Closson, Daniel and Amy Dempster, Shaun and Chantelle Dempster and Shelby and Elias Tunison, Haylie and Ryan Babl, Nathan and Jaimie Hartigan and Alex Hartigan, Jesse and Adele Rader and Sheena and Justin Mommens and 31 great grandchildren, Christopher, Breanna, Lisander, Mason, Audrianna, Kiptyn, Izabel, Makenna and Brooklee, Hallee and Oliver, Erin, Trevor, Zoey, Hunter, Steele, Liam and Quinn, Scarlett, Cecelia, Stetson, Ayden and Colee, Baylea, Braydon, Brooklyn, Melania, Cade, Lily, Cole and Knox and 1 great-great granddaughter, Reagan, 1 sister, Shirley Hopkins, 2 sisters-in-law Donna Michaelson and Shirley and Clif Erb and 1 brother-in-law, Dean Pearson and her friend and caregiver, Tamara Fox.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 7 brothers and sisters, Fern Henry, Alfred (Buzz) Michaelson, Harold Michaelson, Opal Boies, Dorothy Hansen, Irvin (Newt) Michaelson and Orville (Mike) Michaelson.
Funeral services for George Hemenway, age 89, of Clearwater, NE will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Church in rural Clearwater with Father John Norman and Father James Kramper, officiating.
Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in rural Clearwater, NE with Military Rites conducted by Clearwater American Legion Post #267.
Visitation will be Monday, April 15, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in rural Clearwater with 7:00 p.m. rosary.
George passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at his home. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
Keith L. Fink, age 89 of Blair, Nebraska, passed away March 22, 2019 at his home in Blair. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:00PM at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Military graveside services will be held Thursday March 28 at 11:00AM at Park Cemetery, Elgin, Nebraska.
Keith was born on June 15, 1929 in Elgin, Nebraska, the son of Loton and Ruth Fink. He was raised in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School. After high school Keith farmed and then later joined the United States Army in 1951 and served in Korea as a decoder for encrypted messages. After his time in the Army he married Kathryn Asch. For several years Keith owned and operated a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Keith later moved back to Gretna, Nebraska where he began working for Western Electric and eventually retired from the company. He later moved to Kennard, Nebraska. On June 15, 2003 he was united in marriage to Mardell Matzen at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Keith was a member of The American Legion Jackson Peck Post in Herman, Nebraska and St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Omaha. Keith will always be remembered for being a cowboy at heart.
Keith is survived by his wife Mardell, daughters; Ramona Fink and Audrey Lynette (Gary) Schleicher, stepdaughter Karen Felderman, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Cathy, sons, Steven, Bill, Bruce and Brian, sisters Audrey Jeck, Betty Jane Von Bonn and Allie Mae Carpenter, and brother Richard Fink.
Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.
Private family interment for Aubyn Masat, age 83, of Brunswick, Nebraska will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Plainview, Nebraska.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Per her wishes, there will be no service or visitation.
Aubyn passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Plainview Manor in Plainview with her family by her side.
Aubyn Jean Lichty Masat, was born on November 17, 1935, to Merle K. and Frances N. (Lingenfelter) Lichty at the Miller Farm northwest of Brunswick, Nebraska.
She moved with her family to a farm three and a half miles west of Brunswick. Aubyn attended Antelope County District 78 for eight years and graduated from Brunswick High School in May of 1952. After graduation she worked as a nanny until the fall of 1952 when she started to work at the ASCS office in Neligh.
Aubyn was united in marriage to Donald Masat on March 22, 1954, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Plainview. They lived a few miles south of Brunswick then moved to a farm one mile west of Brunswick.
In March of 1955, Aubyn and Don moved to a farm five miles west and ½ mile south of Brunswick. They lived on the farm and raised their family. Six children were born to this union. Aubyn was a partner in the farming and livestock business. She milked cows and worked in the fields and had chickens, cleaning 100 each year.
Aubyn belonged to the Help U Club where she learned to sew and quilt from her Mother and Grandmother Lichty. She also worked at the Oriole Café in Orchard.
Don and Aubyn moved to Neligh in October of 1974. They commuted to the farm to do chores and farm. While living in Neligh, she worked part time at the Sears Store and at the Neligh Veterinary Clinic. In 1980 they moved back to the farm west of Brunswick where they built a new home.
Don and Aubyn retired in 1998 and enjoyed fishing and camping with the Huskers Kamper Klub and Good Sam Club. They spent 10 years going to Texas for six weeks.
Aubyn enjoyed making quilts for all the children and grandchildren. She also crocheted afghan blankets for the grandchildren. Aubyn loved to bake cinnamon rolls and sour cream chocolate cake for birthdays and family gatherings. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She enjoyed watching their sports, music, and activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; an infant daughter, Mary in 1956; son, Scott in 2011; grandson, Richard Hanneman in 2013; son-in-law, Roger Hanneman in 1996; sister, Yvonne Howard; brother, Larry Lichty; and sisters-in-law, Joan Masat and Carolyn Masat.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Donald Masat of Brunswick; daughters, Christine (Bob) Peterson of Kansas City MO, Peggy Hanneman of Norfolk, NE, Lisa (Greg) Simmons of Lincoln NE, and Sandra (Tim) Sutton of Wayne NE; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Carole (Darrell) Crabtree of Brunswick; sister-in-law, Margie Lichty of Neligh; and brothers-in-law, Gordon Masat of Brunswick, Ken (Margo) Masat of TX, Jim Masat of Grand Island, Dick (Judy) Masat of Oregon, and Boyd Howard of Texas.
Gloria Lorraine Lundgren, 95, of Sioux City, entered into eternal rest on March 19, 2019. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at First Lutheran Church in Sioux City. A visitation with family will be from 5-7 pm on Monday, March 25, 2019 in the fireside room at the church. Arrangements under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City. Private family burial will be in Brule Creek Lutheran Cemetery, at a later date.
Gloria was a kind and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was born on January 30, 1924 in Elk Point, SD to Alfred and Hannah (Knudson) Gunderson. Gloria married Chester "Chet" Lundgren in Dakota City, NE in November 1945. Chet died in 1992.
Survivors include her son, Robert of Ravenna, NE; her daughter, Diane Baker of Sioux City; two grandsons, Jon Lundgren and fiance, Stephanie Wanek of Neligh, NE, and Ryan Baker and his wife, Ann of Sioux City; along with six great grandchildren, Christian Lundgren, and Paige, Caleb, Noah, Julie, and Leah Baker; and many nieces and nephews.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter-in-law, Linda Lundgren; and siblings, Ruth Ronell, Howard, Russ, Al, and Carroll Gunderson, Mae Zsolczai, and Eleanor Larson.
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