Ruby M. Zabel
October 23, 1920 - June 13, 2018

Ruby M. Zabel

Ruby Mae (James) Zabel was born to Frank Howard and Elsie May (Neel) James on October 23, 1920 at her parents' rural farm home northwest of Western, Olive Precinct, Saline County, Nebraska. She was the third child of four born to the James. She was baptized on August 14, 1921, at the Methodist Church of Western by H. W. Wagner on the same day that her sister Mabel Marie died. In March of 1926... Read More

Melvin L. Duensing

Melvin L. Duensing, 89, of Marysville, Kan., died June 16, 2018 at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 20 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville. Burial will follow in the Marysville ... Read More

Ronald J. Milke
March 5, 1938 - June 16, 2018

Ronald J. Milke

Ronald J. Milke, 80, of Beatrice entered into eternal rest on June 16, 2018 at Tabitha of Lincoln. He was born March 5, 1938 in Beatrice to John O. and Fern A. (Workman) Milke. Ron graduated from Beatrice High School in 1956 and then entered the United States Navy. He met and later married Donna Mae Irene Dunwell on December 20, 1958 at Camden County, North Carolina and they lived in Florida for a... Read More

Elda E. Beethe, 96, of Elk Creek

Elda E. (Haack) Beethe, 96, of Elk Creek, passed away June 15, 2018 at the Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh, Nebraska. She was born to Julius and Emilie (Deubler) Haack on April 6, 1922 in Nemaha County, Nebraska. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Beethe of Elk Creek, sister, Doloris Bohling of Gretna, brother, Roger Haack of Beatrice, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces a... Read More

Elaine Williams
April 27, 1926 - June 15, 2018

Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams, 92, of Sterling died at Gold Crest Retirement in Adams on Friday, June 15, 2018. She was born April 27, 1926 at rural Adams and attended Immanuel Parochial School of rural Sterling. She was united in marriage to Raymon J. Williams on December 19, 1948 at Sterling. She was a life-time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Sterling where she had been a Sunday School teacher... Read More

Ralph H. Walker
August 30, 1916 - June 12, 2018

Ralph H. Walker

Ralph H. Walker, 101, passed away at Homestead House on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. He was born August 30, 1916 at Pawnee City and graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1934. He attended Tarkio College in Tarkio, MO and then farmed at Pawnee City until moving to Beatrice in 1948. He worked at Store Kraft from 1948 – 1981 as an assemblyman. He married Hazel Warren on December 31, 1950 in Be... Read More

Cory Penn
5/16/1973 - 6/14/2018

Cory Penn

Cory L. Penn May 16, 1973 – June 14, 2018 Cory Penn, age 45 of Lincoln, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Bryan East Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska. Survivors include his mother Nettie Grant (Penn) Sikyta, and father, Dan Sikyta, of Lincoln and Beatrice, Nebraska; brother Jeremiah Penn (Jessica) of Columbus; sisters Kristina La Flesche Davis (Blake) of Dothan, Alabama, and Athia Sikyta of ... Read More

Norma J. Saathoff
April 18, 1939 - June 14, 2018

Norma J. Saathoff

Norma J. Saathoff, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Beatrice Good Samaritan. She was born April 18, 1939 in Grand Island to Richard and Evelyn Nelson. She lived in Grand Island and attended school until the 9th grade. She met Elmer Saathoff and they were married January 28, 1956, when she was 16 years old. They moved to Lincoln where Norma worked at Miller and Paine and El... Read More

Viola E. Kannarr
July 20. 1923 - June 8, 2018

Viola E. Kannarr

Viola Emma Etta (Bartels) Kannarr was called home June 8, 2018 in Snohomish, Washington. She was 94 years old. Viola was born July 20, 1923 on a farm northeast of Breman, Kansas. Viola was a seamstress with Sun Garment, in St. Joseph, Missouri, for 20 years. Upon retiring she moved, with her husband Orville and daughter Lois, to Algona, Washington to be near family. Viola is preceded... Read More

Howard L. Wehrbein

Howard L. Wehrbein, 52, of Lincoln died in a Lincoln hospital on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. He was born February 20, 1966 at Cedar Falls, Iowa. He graduated from Lincoln East High School in 1984. He played guitar in a rock band in the late 80’s. He worked at Earl May and the Nebraska Nursery and Color Gardens both in Lincoln for many years. He enjoyed NASCAR, Husker football, music, The Simps... Read More