Lyle Donald Tippery, 91, of Decatur NE


Lyle Donald Tippery was born January 21, 1925 to Roy and Myrtle (Hightree) Tippery in rural Decatur, Nebraska, in the home where he currently resided. He passed away December 3, 2016, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska, at the age of 91.

He attended Busse School District 10, until the eighth grade, and graduated from Decatur High School in 1942. He attended the Lincoln School of Commerce for one semester, and then went home to help his father farm. He married the love of his life, Helen Froid, on March 27, 1949. To this union four children were born; Larry, Cheryl, Susan and Janelle.

Lyle spent his life working on his family farm. Over the years his hobbies were woodworking, traveling and most recently, making bread and rolls for his family and friends. His greatest joy was his family. He was a lifelong member of Decatur Methodist Church, where he served as Chairman of the Board for many years; he was a lay member to the Annual Conference for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau and the National Pork Producers.

Lyle’s last day was spent with all of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren by his side. The last moment of his life was spent with his wife and two daughters.

He was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Kirtland Card; sisters-in-law, Laura Tippery, Helen V. Tippery, Delores and Glenn Hunter.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen; daughters, Susan (Wayne) Hansen, Janelle (John) Ray; son, Larry (Sandy) Tippery; grandchildren, Jonathan (Amber) Hansen, Grant (Ashley) Ray, Abra (Jeremy) Bridges, Morgan (Mitch) Sapp, Rebecca (Brent) Wood, Deb (Josh) Hewitt, Rachel (Jesse) Green, Steven (Sherry) Tippery, Michelle (James) Bowen; 16 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Upcoming Events

MEMORIAL VISITAION

Wednesday, December 7th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will receive friends 6-8 pm.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Thursday, December 8th
2:00 PM
United Methodist Church, Decatur803 South 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

The burial is a private family burial.

Memorial Contribution

DECATUR MUSEUM

400 West 8th Street
Decatur, Nebraska 68020

THE WEIGEL WILLIAMSON CENTER FOR VISUAL REHABILITATION

704 South 38th Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska 68198

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, DECATUR

803 South 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

DECATUR FIRE AND RESCUE

10th and Broadway
PO Box 245
Decatur, Nebraska 68020
Lyle Tippery

Lyle Tippery

 

Edgar Allison Sears, Jr., 80, of Decatur NE


Edgar Allison Sears, Jr. was born November 17, 1936 to Edgar Allison and Anne Marie (Gatewood) Sears in Tekamah, Nebraska. He passed away on the morning of November 30, 2016, at his home in Decatur, Nebraska, at the age of 80.

Edgar was the second of four children; he was raised in Decatur. He graduated from Decatur High School in 1954 with academic honors. He was a three sport letterman in football, basketball and baseball. He enlisted in the US Army in 1954 and was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Although he saw no combat, he was a Korean War veteran. Upon completion of his service, he attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and played varsity baseball for two years. He moved to Southern California and worked with his Uncle, Harold “Doc” Sears, and met Marie Mousel from Juniata, Nebraska and they were married on January 21, 1961. He lived and worked in Southern California, in the rubber business, until 1985. He then became a cross country truck driver until he retired in the year 2000.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Ann Sears 1950, John Sears 1944-2013, Rita Mockus 1934-2015.

He is survived by his sister, Jane McDonald; his four children, Anthony Allison Sears, Fr. Michael James Sears, Monica Elizabeth Weber, John Lincoln Sears; four grandchildren, Rachael Sears, Claire Sears, Christian Weber, Grant Weber.

VISITATION

Monday, December 12th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church, DecaturWest 7th Street
Decatur, NE 68020

Family will receive friends 5-7pm with Vigil Service at 7 pm.

FUNERAL MASS

Tuesday, December 13th
10:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church, DecaturWest 7th Street
Decatur, NE 68020

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Hillcrest Cemetery

Decatur, Nebraska 68020

Memorial Contribution

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH – DECATUR

703 4th Avenue
Decatur, Nebraska 68020
Edgar Sears

Edgar Sears Jr. 

Donald L. Johanson, 86, of Oakland NE


Donald L. Johanson, 86 years, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Colonial Haven in Beemer, Nebraska.

MEMORIAL VISITAION

Thursday, Dec. 8th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Oakland310 South Charde Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Family receiving friends 5-7 pm.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Friday, Dec. 9th
10:30 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Burt County Brass Quintet to Open Christmas Concert Series Sunday in Oakland


The Burt County Brass Quintet will open its Christmas concert series this Sunday in Oakland.  All are invited to the wonderfully warm, best in the area for brass, acoustics of the Swedish Heritage Center on Highway 77 in Oakland Sunday, December 4 at 6:30pm.
There members of the Burt County Brass Quintet, Gary Fugman and Jim Groth, trumpets, Lisa Mutzenberger, French horn, Matt Smoot, trombone and Viktor Sundleaf, tuba will perform a concert celebrating Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, with musical selections including “O Come All Ye Faithful”, “Most of the Twelve Days of Christmas”, and “Joy to the World”.  A fund raising dinner to support the Swedish Heritage Center will be held in the Center’s newly remodeled lower level prior to Sunday’s 6:30pm Christmas concert.
Future Burt County Brass Quintet Christmas concerts include Sunday, December 11 at 1pm at the John G. Neihardt Center in Bancroft and Sunday. December 11 at 5pm at the Lyons Library.  Both of these Christmas concerts will also feature the Bancroft Melody Chimers with the Quintet.  For more information about the Burt County Brass Quintet, please contact any Quintet member or call Pastor Gary Fugman at 349-1953.
Burt County Brass Quintet

Burt County Brass Quintet

Area Musicians Featured in Christmas Concert


The Blair Area Concert Band is a 60 member musical organization that started over twenty years ago.  The concert band performs one of its two season concerts this Sunday, December 4 at 2pm at Blair High School.  All are invited to hear a number area musicians in the band from Bancroft, Decatur, Lyons and Oakland perform a variety of festive band pieces.

“The First Suite for Band-Intermezzo” by Gustav Holst will be conducted by Viktor Sundleaf, Bancroft Schools Director of Bands.  “A Christmas Festival” by Leroy Anderson will be conducted by Pastor Gary Fugman of Decatur.  The Blair Area Concert Choir will also be featured on this first weekend of December Christmas concert.

Del Peterson Of Oakland NE


Delbert “Del” Peterson, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Saturday, Dec. 10th
10:30 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Burial will be at a later date.

Memorials suggested to the Swedish Heritage Center.

Del Peterson

Del Peterson

Shirley Ann Albin, 87, of Northfield MN Formerly of Oakland NE


Shirley Ann Albin was born to Roy and Meta (Spath) Foster July 31, 1929. The youngest of four children, she and her family lived on a farm outside of Plainview, Nebraska. She passed away November 30, 2016 at the Northfield Retirement Center in Northfield, Minnesota, at the age of 87.

In 1950 she married Clifford Albin in Plainview, and a few years later, moved to Oakland, Nebraska. Cliff owned an excavating and lawn sprinkler business. Shirley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching at Doane College in Blair, Nebraska; she taught grades K-8 in a rural, one-room school for thirteen years.

Cliff and Shirley had two children, Rick and Curt; six grandchildren, Emily, Jennifer, Rachel, Nick, Dru and Nate; four great grandchildren, Paige, Brooke, Hailey and Axel. Sadly, Clifford died in 1984. Shirley began working part-time at the Oakland City Hall; she traveled and worked with her sons in the auction business as a cashier and an official pitch game scorekeeper.

Shirley was an avid card player; she liked to cook, grow flowers and vacation with friends in Las Vegas. She was a very loyal member of First United Methodist Church in Oakland. She was involved in numerous church activities, teaching Sunday school and assisting the United Methodist Women’s group in preparing meals for special occasions.

In 2012 Shirley moved to Nye Square in Fremont, Nebraska. In 2014 she relocated to the Northfield Retirement Center, allowing her to be closer to family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Meta; husband, Clifford; two brothers, Floyd and Clyde; sister, Betty.

She is survived by her two sons, Rick (Connie) Albin of Northfield and Curt (Christy) Albin of North Richland Hills, TX; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren.

Shirley’s favorite bible verse was Psalm 121. This verse expresses the assurance of God’s protection day and night, coming and going.

VISITATION

Monday, Dec. 5th
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church, Oakland113 N. Oakland Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

FUNERAL SERVICE

Monday, Dec. 5th
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church, Oakland113 N. Oakland Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the First United Methodist Church.

Shirley Albin

Shirley Albin

Delbert “Del” Peterson of Oakland NE


Delbert “Del” Peterson, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland.

Memorial services pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

Patricia J. Grieves, 81, of Omaha NE


Patricia J. Grieves, 81 years, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016, at her home in Omaha, Nebraska.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday December 1st.
10:30 AM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Tekamah Cemetery

Tekamah, Nebraska 68061

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR DESIGNATION AT A LATER TIME.

Arija Young, 67, of Tekamah NE


Arija Young, 67 years, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at her home in Tekamah, Nebraska.

MEMORIAL VISITAION

Monday November 28th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will receive friends 5-7 pm.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Tuesday November 29th
11:00 AM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church Tekamah210 S 12th Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

LOCATION

No Burial
Memorial Contribution

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS

Memorials to the family for later designation.
Arija Young

Arija Young

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