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Janice J. Schroeder, 86, of Lincoln Ne, Formerly of Oakland and Lyons NE


Janice J. Schroeder, age 86, of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly of both Lyons and Oakland, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at The Legacy in Lincoln.  Celebration of Life will be on Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:30 am, at the First United Methodist Church in Oakland with burial in the Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Nebraska.  There is no visitation.  Memorials to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Service in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

Janice Joan Schroeder was born June 30, 1931 west of Oakland, Nebraska to Ellory and Gladys (Johnson) Rennerfeldt. She passed away April 21, 2018, with her family by her side, at The Legacy in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 86.

Janice started school in rural Craig, where the family had moved. Before the year of 1936 was over, the bad farming years of the 30s caused the family to move into Oakland. Janice continued her education in town, graduating in 1948. She worked in cafes during the summers and after school. She started when she was 11 years old, earning 10 cents an hour.

After graduation, she worked at the local Farmers and Merchants National Bank until she married Howard E. Anderson in 1950. They had three children – Rhonda, Roxie and Jeffrey. They had several happy years in the farm east of Lyons. They became members of the Presbyterian Church at Divide Center, where Janice served several years as Treasurer. Their children attended Divide Center School. She was also a “stay at home” Mom and how she loved that!

She went back to work at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Oakland after the kids had graduated from Lyons High School, and worked for 20 years, retiring as Assistant Cashier. She married Jack Schroeder in 1985 and moved to Oakland in 1986.

Janice moved to The Legacy in Lincoln in February 15, 2015. She loved being able to spend more time with her family. She made new friends, played lots of bingo and enjoyed attending activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jack Schroeder and Howard E. Anderson; granddaughter, Amy Anderson; sisters, Shirley Smith, Beverly Lemke Broekemeier, Yvonne Michelsen Magill; brother, Harley Rennerfeldt.

She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda (Gary) Thies and Roxie Anderson (Clement “Kim” Soucie) all of Lincoln; son, Jeffrey (Denise) Anderson of Lyons; grandchildren, Melanie Anderson of Lincoln, Tyler (Jessica) Thies of Gretna, NE, Tatum (Tom) Casart of Lincoln; seven great grandchildren; special niece, Carla Hart; aunt, Nona Newman; many more wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Jimmy Blevins, 63, of Oakland NE


Jimmy Blevins, age 63, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, at his home in Oakland.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 10:30 am at Evangelical Free Church in Oakland with burial in the Westside Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, 5-8 pm with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland.  Memorials to the family for later designation. Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

Here We Go Again! Winter Weather Advisory!


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM CDT WEDNESDAY… * WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected. * WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Nebraska and west central Iowa. * WHEN…From 1 AM to 1 PM CDT Wednesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Expect reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. 

Winter Storm Watch


.WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING… * WHAT…Near blizzard conditions possible. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph could cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is also possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches, and ice accumulations are possible. * WHERE…Portions of east central, northeast and southeast Nebraska. * WHEN…From late Friday night through Saturday evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Damage to trees and power lines is likely. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Watch for blizzard conditions means there is a potential for falling and/or blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities. This can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very dangerous. &&
…BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…

Special Weather Statement


Air Quality Special Weather Statement… The Omaha metropolitan area pollutant standards index for today is 110. This value represents unhealthful air quality. Particulates/smoke will be the primary pollutant. Air pollution information is provided by the Douglas County Health Department. Persons will health and or breathing concerns should monitor the situation closely. Check http://www.airnow.gov for the latest information.

Darrell W. “Booty” Johnson, 94, of Oakland NE


Darrell W. “Booty” Johnson, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Oakland Heights at the age of 94.

Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Tom Kaup, 59, of West Point NE


Tom Kaup, age 59, of West Point, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at UNMC in Omaha.

Services are pending with Stokely Funeral Home in West Point.

Paul H. Kai, Sr., 83, of Oakland NE


Paul H. Kai, Sr., age 83, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Oakland Heights.  Funeral services with Military Honors will be on Monday, February 26, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Oakland VFW Hall in Oakland.  Burial will be at a later date in the Lyons Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Sunday, from 4 until 6 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland.  Visitation will also be held at the Oakland VFW Hall one hour prior to service time.  Memorials to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

Paul Kai Sr.

Winter Weather Advisory


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST THURSDAY NIGHT… * WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected. * WHERE…Portions of northeast Nebraska. * WHEN…From 6 AM Thursday to midnight CST Thursday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The ice will result in difficult travel conditions. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Ice accumulating on power lines could result in power disruptions. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. &&
…A Wintry Mix of Precipitation through Thursday Evening… .Light snow is forecast to develop later this evening and continue overnight as it spreads northward across eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. The snow should mix with or change to light freezing drizzle Thursday morning for all but far northeast Nebraska. Precipitation should lighten up around midday, then another round of light snow and freezing drizzle is expected Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening ending from west to east during the evening.

Winter Weather Advisory


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY… * WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one half inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected. * WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Nebraska and southwest and west central Iowa. * WHEN…From midnight tonight to noon CST Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Additional wintry weather is expected Monday night into Tuesday morning. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. &&
…Freezing Precipitation Developing Tonight into Monday… .Freezing rain or drizzle is expected to develop across the area tonight and continue into Monday morning. This could make the Monday morning commute difficult.
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