William R. "Bill" Boyce

William R. “Bill” Boyce, 87 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Friday morning, February 22, 2019. He was born in Omaha on August 23, 1931 and came to Beatrice in 1950 as an announcer with KWBE Radio. Bill later formed a partnership and purchased the station, selling it in 1959. He and his wife owned and operated Collection Associates for 43 years. He was a member of the First Mennonite C... Read More

Leroy LaVern Dissmeyer
August 10, 1965 - February 20, 2019

Leroy LaVern Dissmeyer

LeRoy LaVern Dissmeyer, 53, of Cortland passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 20, 2019. He was born August 10, 1965 to LaVern and Marilyn Schoen Dissmeyer at Beatrice Mennonite Hospital.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice.  He was a member of 4-H throughout his high school years.  He graduated from Beatrice High in May of 1984 and went to SCC Milfo... Read More

Gary L. Otto
August 18, 1941 - February 20, 2019

Gary L. Otto

  Gary L. Otto, 77, of Beatrice died at Beatrice Good Samaritan on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  He was born August 18, 1941 at Beatrice and grew up on a farm between Cortland and Pickrell.  He attended Otto District #160, Country School. He married Ruth Oeltjen on September 12, 1970 and they were blessed with three children but later divorced.  He married Elsie Whittenburg on March 30... Read More

Manuel Micheal Neher
December 28, 2018 - February 20, 2019

Manuel Micheal Neher

Manuel Micheal Neher, 1 month, 22 days, of Beatrice passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019. He was born on December 28, 2018 in Lincoln to Isaac and Klynne (Martinez) Neher. Manuel enjoyed being around people, getting attention, love, affection and especially cuddles. Manuel is survived by his parents, Issac and Klynne; brothers, Abel Portrey, Edward Smith; grandparents, Rhonda Martinez of Be... Read More

Dewane Herman Spilker
December 23, 1930 - February 19, 2019

Dewane Herman Spilker

Dewane Herman Spilker, 88, of Beatrice, NE, died peacefully at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation Center and went to be with his Lord on February 19, 2019. He was born December 23, 1930 in Beatrice to Herman and Gertie (Duitsman) Spilker. Dewane attended Blue Ridge School District 32 and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1948. During the Korean Conflict, he served for four years in the United... Read More

Helen Elsie (Pavlik) Vetrovsky
April 1, 1923 - February 19, 2019

Helen Elsie (Pavlik) Vetrovsky

Helen Elsie (Pavlik) Vetrovsky, 95 years of age, of Holmesville passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on April 1, 1923 west of Wymore to Frank and Vlasta (Grossman) Pavlik. Helen completed 1st through 8th grade at Plainview Country School, located 1 mile north and ½ mile west of her house. She graduated from Odell High School in 1941 and attend... Read More

Margaret C.
June 8, 1934 - February 18, 2019

Margaret C. "Jo" Lottman

Margaret C. “Jo” Lottman, 84, of Beatrice died on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Beatrice Health and Rehab. She was born on June 8, 1934 at Rutland, Vermont and graduated from the Mount St. Joseph’s Academy in Rutland in 1952 and worked at M.H. Fishman’s Department Store. She enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a medical administrative assistant from June of 1953 until Au... Read More

Dennis Clark

Dennis Lee Clark, 76, passed away at Bryan LGH Hospital Sunday February 10, 2019. He was born on September 5, 1942 to Mary B. (Ramsey) Shalla and Erwin Clark. He joined the United States Navy at 19 years old and proudly served his country during the Korean War. Dennis married his forever love, Patty Lane on December 29, 1972 in Council Bluffs, IA. Hand in hand they never left each other and en... Read More

Sidney L. Vitosh
8/15/1973 - 2/18/2019

Sidney L. Vitosh

Sidney Lee Vitosh, 45, of Beatrice, passed away unexpectedly Monday February 18, 2019. He was born August 15, 1973 in Beatrice to LeRoy & Carolyn Vitosh of Odell, NE. Sid grew up on the family dairy farm north of Odell. He graduated from Odell High School in 1992. He then attended SCC Milford graduating with a degree in diesel mechanics. He was the owner of Vitosh Trucking. Sid & Tr... Read More

Connie J. Michaelis
December 15, 1947 - February 16, 2019

Connie J. Michaelis

Connie J. Michaelis, age 71 of Wymore passed away on February 16, 2019 at the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center. She was born on December 15, 1947 in Beatrice to O. Eugene and Evelyn (Watson) Plihal. Connie’s mother died when she was just two years old. Her father married Elizabeth “Betty” Keck, and Connie forever cherished Betty as her Mom. Connie was a 1966 graduate of Wymore H... Read More