obituaries

Alice A. (Kramer) Ridgley ( December 5, 2016 )

Alice A. (Kramer) Ridgley, 64, of Beatrice died Saturday, December 3, 2016. She was born March 25, 1952 at Beatrice.  She was a union iron worker for 32 years and forged the path for many women across the nation.   Survivors include two sons, Kevin Kramer and wife Julie and Sam Ridgley and Alicia Miller; […]

Dr. Floyd Hansmire ( December 2, 2016 )

Dr. Floyd Walter Hansmire died on November 10, 2016 in Fairbury, Nebraska at the age of 96.  He was the son of Henry Harrison Hansmire and Emily Louise Priefert and was born on the family farm in Jefferson County Nebraska August 3, 1920.   He married Ruth Jeannette Harvey in Lincoln, Nebraska, June 7, 1942.  They […]

Irene E. Pretzer ( December 1, 2016 )

Irene Edna (Fisher) Pretzer, 98, long time resident of Diller, NE passed from this life on November 30, 2016 at Gardenside Nursing Home in Fairbury. Irene was born February 23, 1918 at Virginia, NE.  Her parents were Joseph Fisher and Clara (Bell) Fisher.  Everett Fisher and Betty Vanek were her siblings.  She spoke of one […]

Orlalee M. Zimmerman ( November 29, 2016 )

Orlalee M. Zimmerman, 79, of Beatrice died at the Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation on Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016. He was born October 7, 1937 at Adams, graduated from Filley High School in 1956 and served in the Company C, 2-134th Infantry of the National Guard for six years.  He married Karen Parde on April […]

Nioma J. Francis ( November 29, 2016 )

Nioma J. Francis, 89 of Fairbury, passed away November 25, 2016 at her home.  She was born January 7, 1927 to Lewis and Leila (Flock) Yancey of Munden,KS. She is survived by her son Mike and Faye Francis, grandchildren Jami & Nate Canham of Norfolk, NE, Staci & Dustin Jones of Lincoln, NE, Nathan & […]

Loy G. Jones ( November 28, 2016 )

Loy G. Jones, 81 years of age, of Beatrice, formerly of Auburn, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center in Beatrice. He was born on December 24, 1934 in Falls City to William Sr. and Mable Jones. Loy graduated from Falls City High School in 1953. He served his […]

Marvin Lee Wiegand ( November 28, 2016 )

Marvin Lee Wiegand, 79, Beatrice died Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln. He was born June 18, 1937 in Beatrice and grew up south of Beatrice.  Marvin graduated from Holmesville High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Berlin Crisis.  He married Nadene Kresak at […]

Allan D. Feit ( November 28, 2016 )

Allan D. Feit, age 65 of Barneston passed away on November 26, 2016 at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln. He was born in Beatrice on September 5, 1951 to John Michael and Viola (Morris) Feit. Al was a 1969 graduate of Southern High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from UNL in Math and Science […]

John R. “Jack” Barley ( November 28, 2016 )

John “Jack” Barley, 86, Washington, died November 25, 2016 at the Washington County Hospital. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from noon until 8 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home, Washington. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, at the Ward […]

Arlowyn I. Cody ( November 23, 2016 )

Arlowyn I. Cody, 78, of Beatrice died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Beatrice Community Hospital.  She was born May 23, 1938 at Axtell, KS to Arlo and Margaret (Kooser) Nelson.  She graduated from Axtell High School in 1956 after which she moved to Beatrice, NE where she remained here except for when her husband […]