Lisa Maise, 48, of Pender NE

Lisa Maise, 48, of Pender, NE, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Pender Community Hospital.

Memorial services are pending with Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender.


Bonnie D. (Giles) Crippen, 87, of Tekamah NE

Bonnie D. (Giles) Crippen found peace Monday, April 1,2019 at the Crowell Home in Blair, Nebraska.

Bonnie was born June 4, 1931 in rural Tekamah, Nebraska to Darious and Pearl (Price) Giles. She attended country school and graduated from Tekamah High School in 1950. She married Sidney Crippen of Lyons, Nebraska on October 12, 1950. Three children were blessed to this union: Cheri, Teresa and Dee. Bonnie and Sidney lived in Tekamah, Blair, Stanton, Niobrara; for many years they worked as “Relief Managers” for Motel 6.

She worked as a housewife, waitress, nursing assistant and restaurant owner. Bonnie enjoyed cards, casino games, dancing and roller skating when she was young. Additionally, she loved visiting and being with her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Darious and Pearl; sisters, Daphne and Carma; brothers, Bobbie and Lonnie.

She is survived by her children: Cheri (Randy) Gregg of Seattle, WA, Teresa (Terry) Hanzlik of Omaha, NE and Dee (Laurie) Crippen of Fort Calhoun, NE; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Linda Caldwell and Wanda Blankenbeckler; brother, Kenny Giles; a host of relations and friends.

Private family services will be held. Burial at a later date.
Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah NE.
Memorials suggested to:


245 South 22nd Street
Blair, NE 68008


11207 West Dodge Road
Suite 250
Omaha, NE 68154
Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.


Bonnie Crippen

Ewald O. Dahlquist, 93, of Oakland NE

Ewald O. Dahlquist, age 93, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away April 1, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point, Nebraska. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:30 am, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service. Memorials to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland. Pelan Funeral Service in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

Ewald O. Dahlquist was born October 26, 1925 to Oscar and Ester (Svensson) Dahlquist in Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away April 1, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point, Nebraska, at the age of 93 years.

Ewald was baptized and confirmed at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. He graduated from Oakland High School in 1943. He farmed and fed cattle in partnership with his father, Oscar, and later with his son, Ken.

In January 1951, Ewald entered the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was assigned to 793rd FA Battalion, HQ Battery. In 1952, his unit was alerted to Germany as occupation forces. He returned to the U.S. in December 1952 and was honorably discharged in January 1953.

Ewald returned to the farm to help his father. On August 2, 1953, he was united in marriage to Patricia Mattson. To this union were born three children:  Don, Nancy and Ken.

Ewald served on the Palmquist School #33 school board. He served two terms on the church council. He also served with the Burt County Farm Bureau, Burt County ASC Committee, and as a Burt County Senior 4-H Council Member. He was a leader in both beef and horse 4-H clubs. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 5543. Ewald served on the Burt County Fair Foundation and the Farmers Co-Op and Agland Co-Op Boards and was honored with the Joe Roh award.

In 1978, Ewald began spending time in Arizona during the winter months. He began staying for a month and gradually increased his stay to five months.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia, his parents; sister, Bernice (Eddie) Naggatz

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy (Mack) Cameron of Herman, NE; sons: Don (Rochelle) Dahlquist of Lincoln and Ken (Cindy) Dahlquist of Oakland; grandchildren: Lance Dahlquist, Lacie (Joe) Potts, Layne Dahlquist, and Nick (Emily) Dahlquist, Ellie Marvin and Jake Marvin; sister-in-law, Betty Mattson; niece, Sandra (Dick) Wals; nephews: Steve (Sharon) Mattson and John Mattson and their families.

Ewald Dahlquist

Roger Raver, 88, of Craig NE

Roger D. Raver, 88 years, of Craig, Nebraska, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation in Tekamah, Nebraska.

Visitation is Thursday, April 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland, NE.

The Funeral is Friday, April 5th at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Craig Ne. Military Honors will be held at the Craig Cemetery.

Burial is in the Craig Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Marlin “Merly” Johnson, 63, of Lyons NE

Marlin Dale Johnson, or Merly to all that knew him, was born on July 27th, 1955 to Harlan and Rose Johnson in Pender. As a child, he grew up in Uehling, where they used to enjoy riding their dirt bikes around town and running from the local cop who would be in pursuit on a tractor. As a teenager, the family moved to Oakland where Marlin graduated from Oakland High School as a member of the 73 in ’73. He then moved to Lyons where he would reside for the rest of his life. Here is where he met Ruth Cole, the love of his life, and raised their two children, son Nicholas and daughter Sherrie.

Over the years, he was a devoted employee at such local businesses as Lane’s Tree Service, Jensen Plumbing and Heating, Nelson Construction and Cooney Fertilizer. As an avid member of the Hi-way Cafe coffee club and could be found there every morning before work shooting the breeze, telling lies, and handing out free advice to all who entered. He could also be found at his shop restoring an antique tractor, assisting with an automobile repair, playing a game of pool or listening to tunes while planning his next project. He was a faithful companion, loving father, playful grandfather and helpful friend who would lend a hand to anyone that needed it. He had an infectious laugh and the undeniable gift of being able to tell a good joke, make a guy laugh, or simply put a smile on your face. On March 28th, 2019, at the age of 63, Marlin passed away after a fearless battle with cancer and will surely be missed by all who knew him.

Marlin was preceded in death by parents Harlan and Rose Johnson, mother-in-law Ella Cole, brother-in-laws Ross Cole, Dennis Cole, Terry Cole and Tim Cole.

He is survived by Ruth Cole; son, Nicholas (Addisen) Johnson; daughter, Sherrie (Jerod) Redding; grandchildren: Landen Redding, Jalynn Redding, and Zachary Redding; sisters: Nola (Tom) Housh, Karen Johnson and Dave Wulfing; brothers-in-law: Richard (Paula) Cole, Don Cole; sisters-in-law: Myra Cook, Merri (Roy) Pippen.

Visitation is from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 31st at Pelan’s Funeral Service in Lyons, NE.

Funeral Service is at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Lyons, NE.

Burial is in the Lyons Cemetery, Lyons NE.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Marlin Johnson

Carol Barger, 75, of Tekamah, NE

Carol Barger, 75 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home in Tekamah.

Memorial Services pending with Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.

Mary Ann Hawkins, 83, of Oakland NE

Mary Ann Hawkins, 83 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Heritage at Legacy in Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contribution


Odean C. “Bob” Hagen of Oakland NE

Odean C. “Bob” Hagen of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at Oakland Mercy Hospital, in Oakland.

Memorial Services pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

James Stearnes of Oakland NE

James Stearnes of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at his home in Oakland.

Funeral Services pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

Glenn “Bud” R. Conklin, 88, of Winslow NE

Glenn “Bud” R. Conklin, 88 years, of Winslow, NE died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Nebraska Methodist Health Systems in Fremont. Glenn was born March 14, 1930 in Decatur, NE to Frank and Frances(Ashby)Conklin, Sr.

He was raised in Decatur and was a 1947 graduate of Decatur High School. He also attended Wayne State College. He lived in Tekamah, NE and drove truck, moved to Blair and lived there for several years, then he moved to Arlington and worked at Haymill. In 1968 he moved to Winslow and worked for Magnus Metal in Fremont until his retirement in 1987. Glenn married Norma Toelle on December 14, 1974 at Beemer, NE. She preceded him in death on December 5, 2008.

He was a past member of Winslow Fire Department and he and Norma were involved in Good Sam Camping Club RVing for many years.

He is survived by son, Todd(Milcy)Conklin of Winslow; daughters, Ellen(Scott)Lewis of Clearfield, Utah and Laure Eccelston and significant other, Ralph Gilbertson of Elgin SC; step-daughter, Jeannie(Mike)Davis of Yelville, AR; sisters, Helen Lewis, Arline Parker, Bev Echtencamp, Sue Brewer and Alyce(Kent) Bayne; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sons, Ernest Conklin and Mike Conklin; and brother, Frank Conklin, Jr.

Memorial Service will be 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 12, 2018 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. The Rev. Dan Heuer will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave., Fremont, NE 68025   402-721-4490

Glenn Conklin


Memorial ServiceFriday, October 12, 2018
10:30 AM

Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services Fremont
2170 N Somers Ave.
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
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