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Ann Olson of Lyons NE


Ann Olson, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2018 at her home in Lyons.

Funeral Service pending with Pelan Funeral Services Lyons.

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Arlin Lowe, 82, of Tekamah NE


Arlin E. Lowe, 82 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Thursday February 15, 2018 in Tekamah.

Memorial Service is pending with Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.

Margaret A. Benne, 85, of Oakland NE


Margaret A. Benne, 85 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Oakland Heights in Oakland.

Margaret made the selfless contribution of anatomical donation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Bonnie B. Goodrich of Oakland NE


Bonnie B. Goodrich, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her home in Oakland.

Funeral Service is pending at Pelan Funeral Services.

Zack Townsend, 28, Formerly of Tekamah NE


Zack Townsend, age 28, formerly of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away Monday January 15, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Memorial services will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Tekamah with Military Honors follow services at the church.

Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday morning one hour prior to service, at the church.   Memorials to the family for later designation.

Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.

Delwin J. Benne, 83, of Oakland NE


Delwin J. Benne, 83 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Oakland Heights, in Oakland.

Funeral Service is Pending with Pelan Funeral Services of Oakland

Marjorie Hilliard, 87, of Hooper NE


Marjorie Hilliard, age 87, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Nye Point in Fremont, NE. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hooper with Burial at the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Hooper.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel from 3 until 7 p.m.   Memorials are suggested to the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hooper or the American Cancer Society.  Online guestbook can be accessed at http://www.hooper-scribner.com.  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie was born February 24, 1930, on a farm in Humphrey, NE to Mary and Joseph Joerger. She grew up and attended school at St. Francis School in Humphrey and worked on the farm on the home place.

She married in Yankton, SD, took care of her family, and cleaned homes for the elderly. In 1973, she went to work for the Hooper Care Center where she was the Supervisor of Housekeeping and retired in 1996. She enjoyed reading and embroidery and visiting her children. She belonged to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the St. Rose Guild.

Survivors include her brother Don Joerger and wife Mary of Twin Falls, ID, children Judy Hall and late husband Ron of Spring Branch, TX, Jeanette Cordes and husband Phil of Scribner, NE, Earl Hilliard and wife Lori of Fremont, NE, Ernie Hilliard and wife Cherrie of Orange City, IA, Mary Knott and husband Rick of Berthoud, CO, Lyle Hilliard of Prague, NE, Larry Hilliard of North Bend, NE, and Rose Hilliard and husband Stacy Glascow of Berthoud, CO, 20 Grandchildren and 36 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, Mary and Joseph Joerger, brothers, Gene, Harold, John and Gerald Joerger, sisters, Evelyn Hemmer and Sally Bender, son, Jim Hilliard, and great-granddaughter Trinity Dart.

Marjorie Hilliard

Barbara Ann Higgins, 76, of Tekamah NE


Barbara Ann Higgins was born to John “Jack” and Georgia (Shoemaker) Hill August 23, 1941 in Oakland, Nebraska. She passed away December 28, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah, Nebraska, at the age of 76 years.

Barbara attended Oakland Public School through 7th grade. Her family then moved to Fremont, Nebraska, where Barbara graduated from Fremont High in 1959. She attended her freshman year at Peru State College, where Tom Higgins of Valley, Nebraska proposed to her. They were married at St. Patrick’s church in Fremont on July 30,1960. To this union were born three children: Lori, Jodi and Sean.

Barbara was an accomplished musician who played the clarinet, piano, organ and
accordion. She loved to paint and draw. Most of her artwork adorns the walls of her
family.

Barbara was best known for her work as the manager of Lundstroms Furniture in Spirit
Lake, Iowa, where their family resided most of their adult lives. Tom was a school teacher at the Spirit Lake High School.

Barbara loved her family and friends. Because of her loving caring nature there will be
a special place for her in Heaven.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Clarice G. Barnes.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Tom; children, Lori (Jim) Thibeault of Norwich, CT, Jodi (Nick) Pinyo of Camarillo, CA, Sean (Sarah Winge) Higgins of Brainerd, MN; six grandchildren, Kiley Worley of Decatur, NE, Megan Johnson of Blair, NE, Colby Rohde of Scottsdale, AZ, Kristin Pinyo of Camarillo, Jordan and Brooke Higgins of Brainard, Sarah, Noelle and Arthur Thibeault of Norwich; seven great grandchildren, Keegan, Reece, Blayne and Laynie Worley of Decatur, Kender, Maichen and Imani Johnson of Blair; sisters-in-law, Margaret Roddy, Shirley Higgins, Carol Higgins; brother-in-law, Robert Driml; nieces and nephews.

VISITATION

Monday Jan. 1st

 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church3480 W HWY 32
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will receive friends 3-5 pm. Vigil Service will begin at 5 pm. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.

FUNERAL MASS

Tuesday Jan. 2nd

10:00 AM
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church3480 W HWY 32
Tekamah, NE 68061

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Tekamah Cemetery

Tekamah, Nebraska 68061

Memorial Contribution

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS

Memorials to the Tekamah Food Bank.
Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Higgins

Marilyn I. Gilliland Bruce, 78, of Kennard NE


Marilyn I. Bruce age 78 of Kennard, passed away December 28, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Grace United Methodist Church in Kennard. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held at the Tekamah Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Campbell Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn was born on May 1, 1939 in rural Tekamah, the daughter of Howard and Dora Gilliland. She grew up in the Tekamah area and attended Tekamah schools. She worked at D.L. Blair for many years, retiring in 2007.

She is survived by her children: Vince (Marissa) Bruce of Tekamah and Scott Bruce of Tekamah; six grandchildren; sisters: Janet Riddle of Lyons and Edith Muller of Bancroft; companion Charlie Dornacker of Kennard, many friends and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son Calvin Bruce.

Gerald Wortman, 93, of Tekamah, NE


Gerald Duane Wortman was born August 9, 1924 to Albert and Margaret (Young) Wortman in Tekamah, Nebraska. He passed away December 26, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah, at the age of 93 years.

Gerald and his family moved to the Macy, Nebraska area in 1936. He graduated from Macy High School in 1943. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1944, and served with the 6th Marine Division in Guam, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and China. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

He married JoAnne Hanneman on September 10, 1947. To this union were born three children: Terry, Jaccie and Brian.

Gerald worked for TekSeed, Leo Tobin, Harry Fankhouser and Clyde Stork. He also worked on the home farm near Walthill, Nebraska. He went on to work for his brother-in-law, Elwin Robinson, as a truck driver and shelled corn. In 1965, he bought the Standard Station in Tekamah and ran it until 1983. He became a mechanic at Tekamah Motors, working until his retirement in 1991.

Gerald was a member of the American Legion Post No. 15 and VFW Bataan Post No. 3304.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Delmar, Lawrence, Vernon and Don; grandson, Derek Wortman; granddaughter, Juliet Wortman.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnne; children, Terry (LuAnn) Wortman, Jaccie (Steve) Mencke, Brian (Mary) Wortman; grandchildren, Amie (Jeff) Ohlmann, Taressa (Shawn) Poppert, Collin Wortman, Brent Mencke, Craig (Crystal) Mencke, Mark Wortman, Jennifer (Stephen) Mills; 11 great grandchildren.

VISITATION

Friday December 29th
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will receive friends 5-6:30 pm. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Saturday December 30th
 10:30 AM
First Baptist Church, Tekamah12th & K Streets
Tekamah, Nebraska 68061

Military Honors will be conducted following service at the church.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Gerald Wortman

 

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