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LaDonna Mae McNear, 76, of Tekamah NE


LaDonna Mae McNear was born on August 14, 1941 to Clarence and Marie (Kirk) Houghton in Blair, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully at her home in Tekamah, Nebraska on June 10, 2018, surrounded by family, at the age of 76 years.

Funeral service will be Friday, June 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah with burial in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah.  Memorials to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

LaDonna Mae McNear was born on August 14, 1941 to Clarence and Marie (Kirk) Houghton in Blair, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully at her home in Tekamah, Nebraska on June 10, 2018, surrounded by family, at the age of 76 years.

LaDonna was united in marriage to Lew McNear on November 15, 1959 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah. They resided on the family farm near Tekamah until retiring and moving to town.

LaDonna was an avid Husker football fan. Through the years she enjoyed fishing, dancing and traveling. She always took an active interest in children’s and grandchildren’s activities, such as 4-H and Cub Scouts. She was also a member of Eastern Star and the Nebraska Democratic Women.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Robert Christensen; sister-in-law, Janet Hawkins; brother-in-law Gerd Hawkins.

Survivors include her husband, Lew McNear; sister, Janice Christensen; daughters, Robin (Terry) Tilson, Lori (Randy) Wheaton; son, Jeff (Heather) McNear; grandchildren, Cody (April) Tilson, Brittany Tilson, Dylan (Annie) Wheaton, Clayton (Danielle) Wheaton, Loran Wheaton, Shayla McNear, Seamus McNear, Sean McNear; great grandchildren, Malaya Zabat, Cash Dunning, Brance Wheaton, Max Wheaton; numerous nieces and nephews.

LaDonna McNear

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Maurice “Moe” Johnson, 72, of Oakland NE


Maurice “Moe” Johnsonage 72, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at his home in Oakland.

Funeral service will be Monday, June 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Oakland Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services Oakland. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials to the family for later designation.

Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland is in charge of arrangements.

Megan Kay Cameron, 34, of Lyons NE


Monty “Rex” Preston, 86, of Lyons NE


Monty “Rex” Preston was born to Allen and Gladys (Crowell) Preston September 1, 1931 in Walthill, Nebraska. He passed away May 18th, 2018, at his home in Lyons, Nebraska.

He attended Parks School in rural Rosalie and graduated from Lyons High School in 1950. In December of 1950, he enlisted into the United States Navy. He proudly served 4 years. He was 20 degrees away from traveling completely around the entire world.

On January 7th, 1955, he was married to Donna Mae Swanson in Decatur, Nebraska. They lived most of their lives on a farm raising their 6 children. In later years, he enjoyed working at the Oakland Golf Club and Helena. He was also a member of the VFW, Lyons American Legion and Bethany Lutheran Church. He was also a Mason and Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: Dave, Duane and Kay; and 6 sisters: Betty, Audrey, Shirley, Bev, Margarite, and infant sister; grandchildren: Amy Anderson and Kevin and George Bacon.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; six children: Kim (John) Helzer of Tekamah, Denise (Jeff) Anderson of Lyons, Kristi (Gary) Bacon of Lyons, Janelle McCluskey of Lyons, Don (Shelley) Preston of Wayne and Ron (Lisa) Preston of Firth; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Rick Nelson; sister-in-law, Mary Bacon; numerous nieces and nephews and numerous great grandpuppies.

Pelan Funeral Services of Lyons is in charge of arrangements.

 

Upcoming Events

VISITATION

Monday

May 21st

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church614 Main Street
PO Box 168
Lyons, Nebraska 68038

Prayer Service will start at 7 pm. Family will be receiving friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Tuesday

May 22nd

1:30 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church614 Main Street
PO Box 168
Lyons, Nebraska 68038

Military Honors will be held at the cemetery.

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Lyons Cemetery

Lyons, NE 68038

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR LATER DESIGNATION.

Rex Preston

Megan Kay Cameron, 34, of Lyons


Megan Kay Cameron, 34 years, of Lyons, Nebraska passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa as the result of domestic violence.

Memorial Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services Lyons.

Megan Cameron

Mardelle LaMae (Nelson) Cates, 87, of Omaha NE, Formerly of Lyons NE


Mardelle LaMae (Nelson) Cates , age 87, of Omaha formerly of Lyons, Nebraska passed away May 16, 2018 at Elk Ridge Village in Omaha.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018, 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church in Lyons with burial in the Lyons Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday 1-3 p.m. with family receiving friends and Prayer Service at 3 p.m. all at Pelan Funeral Services Lyons.  Memorials to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons in charge of arrangements.

Mardelle LaMae (Nelson) Cates was born to J. Peter and Ethel (Johnson) Nelson on May 21, 1930 in Oakland, Nebraska. She passed away on May 16, 2018 at Elk Ridge Village in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 87.

Mardelle grew up on a farm west of Lyons, Nebraska. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1947. On January 1, 1948 she married her high school sweetheart, R. Harlan Cates. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage.

Mardelle grew up on a farm west of Lyons, Nebraska. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1947. On January 1, 1948 she married her high school sweetheart, R. Harlan Cates. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage.

Harlan and Mardelle farmed several years before moving to Lyons with their children Sandi and Randy. Mardelle was very active in the First Presbyterian Church, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday and Bible School, serving as a Deacon and belonging to the Mariners group. She also served as a leader in 4-H and Cub Scouts, was a part of Job’s Daughter Council and was an Eastern Star Worthy Matron.

Harlan and Mardelle were very active in the Lyons community, owning Swine Service Specialists, helping start Logan Valley Manor and supporting kids and grandkids as Lyons Lions and Lyons-Decatur Cougars. In later years, Mardelle enjoyed her time with friends and said her granddaughters were her pride and her great grandchildren were her joy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Harlan.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandi (Doug) Anderson; son, Randy (Pam) Cates; four granddaughters, Kristin (Chuck) Lewis, Jennifer (Duane) Bartelt, Stephanie Cates, Sarah (Ryan) Kriss; sister, Darlene (Don) Wiese; great grandchildren, Ryan, Spencer, Grant and Chase Lewis, Carson and Ava Bartelt; many nieces and nephews, cousins and many, many friends.

Mardelle Cates

 

Judd Bogseth Notice


The Bogseth family are accepting calls and visitors.

Private family services will be held.

Judd Bogseth

Eunice LaVae Persson, 84, of Minneapolis, MN, Formerly of Oakland NE


Eunice LaVae Persson was born to George and Emelia (Willnard) Moseman on Jan. 27, 1934 in Oakland, Nebraska. She passed away May 11th in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the age of 84 years.

Eunice lived most of her life in Oakland, Nebraska where she graduated from high school in 1951. She graduated from nursing school in 1956 and worked as a nurse at Oakland Memorial Hospital, Oakland Heights Nursing Home and St. Francis Hospital in West Point, Nebraska as an LPN. On April 10, 1959 she and Lloyd Persson were married and made their home in Oakland. They had 3 children – Carl, Joanie and Jim. Jim married Michelle Sloma and now live in Omaha, Nebraska and has 3 children – Ashley, Andrew and Alex Persson. Joanie married Stephen Johnson of Minneapolis and has 2 children- Emelia and Alexander Johnson. Their son Carl resides in Rockford, Minnesota. Eunice spent most of her life in Oakland, but after the death of her husband, she moved to Minneapolis to stay with her daughter Joanie. Eunice was a lover of nature and loved to spend time sitting in the garden, watching the birds and helping her daughter decide what and where to plant! She loved to be with her grandchildren and sitting in her chair reading a good book. Eunice was a gentle soul who touched many lives. She will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Persson, her parents George and Emelia Moseman, and her siblings Kermit Moseman, Bernice Nielsen and Erwin Moseman.

The family appreciates and is so thankful for the extraordinary outpouring of sympathy received since their mother’s death but per their mother’s request, a private graveside service for family only will be held at a later date.

Events

EVENT INFORMATION

 Private family services will be held

 

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR LATER DESIGNATION.

Eunice Persson

Harold “Punky” Frye, 75, of Honey Creek, IA


Harold L. Frye, age 75, of Honey Creek, Iowa, passed away on May 14, 2018.

Visitation is 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. on Wednesday at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral service is 10:00a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the St. Michael Cemetery in West Point, Nebraska. The family will direct memorials.

He was born in Herman, Nebraska on December 15, 1942 to the late Robert and Mattie (Whitnack) Frye. Harold was a boilermaker and retired from Local #83 after 46 years of service.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen; brothers, Monte Frye and Robert “Bobby” Frye; sisters, Mary Snyder and Betty Grady.

Harold is survived by his children, Kathy Copple, Jodi Frye, Jason Frye (Tina)  and  Tammy Harper (Shawn); brother, Stanley “Cork” Frye (Tammy); sisters, Alice Gorman and Rose Ackerman (George); 9 grandchildren; Tanner and Braden Copple, Jazmine and Jade Duhsmann, Madison and Gavin Voelker-Frye, Dawson Frye, Lane Harper and 1 great grandson; Ryker Doud, his dog Tigger, a host of other family and friends.

Harold Frye

Merle Kilgore, 87, of Oakland NE


Merle Kilgore was born May 31, 1930 to William and Hazel (Raitt) Kilgore in David City, NE. He spent all of his childhood years there as an ornery brother to 3 siblings: Dolores, Kate, and Denny. After graduation from high school in 1947 he joined the army and went to Korea during the war there. He met his wife, Doris Kroft on a double date. She left her purse in the car, so he would have to bring it back to her and meet again. They married Nov. 2, 1952. They had 2 daughters, Debbie (Carl Fritsch in Minneapolis) and Sheri (Gary Duff, in Omaha).

After his time in the military, Merle worked for the Nebraska Power Company, traveling around the state, putting up power lines until he settled in Crawford, NE and lived there for 9 years. During that time, he was adventurous and started a real stagecoach in Fort Robinson with his partner, Vernon Rockey. He often took his family hiking in the Pine Ridge hills.

In 1968, he moved his family to Oakland, NE to be the superintendent there for NPPD. He was instrumental in the Four Trees and other low-rent housing developments. At times, during his life he was a volunteer for the fire department.

Merle was one of the key people involved in both the planning and construction of the New Life Assembly of God Church building. The Church owes the existence of its current building in large part to Merle’s experience, expertise and volunteered time in planning, design and construction.

Merle was always attentive to the needs of the New Life Church building. He was quick to notice any needed upkeep projects and was often first to start on them.

Because he saved well in a good time of growth, he was able to retire at the age of 60 and went on the road to volunteer for the MAPS program for 22 years. MAPS (Mission America Placement Service) is a branch of the Assembly of God church that organizes volunteers to build churches and buildings for their Teen Challenge ministry. He did this until he had a stroke in 2012, which dampened his physical abilities, but not his spirit.

He passed away after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Doris, daughters Debbie and Sheri, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Mon., May 14th at the New Life Assembly of God Church at 10:30 a.m.

 

Merle Kilgore

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