Kirk R. Slaughter, 49, of Honolulu Hawaii, Formerly of Lyons Nebraska

Colonel Kirk R. Slaughter, age 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii was tragically killed on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in a boating accident at Waianae Boat Harbor in Hawaii.  Colonel Slaughter formerly of Lyons, Nebraska was stationed at Fort Shaftner, Hawaii and served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for Operations of the 9th Mission Support Command of the Army Reserve.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Lyons-Decatur Northeast School Gymnasium in Lyons, NE; with Farther Paul Ortmeier celebrating Mass.  Burial with Military Honors will be in the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons.  Visitation will be 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, with a wake service starting at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future designation (Slaughter Memorials, 265 Radar Hill, Honolulu, HI 96819).  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE.

Colonel Slaughter formerly of Lyons, Nebraska was stationed at Fort Shafter, Hawaii and served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for Operations of the 9th Mission Support Command of the Army Reserve.

Kirk Richard Slaughter was born December 3, 1967 in Pender, NE to Eugene Richard and Sharon Kay (Frey) Slaughter. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. Upon graduating from Lyons-Decatur Northeast High School in 1986, he attended Chadron State College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, which he used to become a member of the Nebraska State Patrol for several years in the David City area.

Kirk loved sports and participated in football, basketball, track, and baseball in high school; and track in college. When Kirk was not participating in his own athletic endeavors, he was following the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and Nebraska Football. Kirk also had a passion for hunting, fishing, golfing, surfing, and any other activity he could participate in, but he was not necessarily an expert at those activities.

On July 27, 1990, Kirk married his high school sweetheart, Kimrena Brehmer and shared in the joy of her Catholic faith. They made their home in Lyons, NE; David City, NE; Pelham, AL; and recently Fort Shafter, HI. They were blessed with four children, Allison, Derek, Max, and Zoe. Always as a family, they enjoyed going to football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and softball games of the kids. He had a talent in cheering on his children and their teams from the stands, as every stadium was aware of Kirk’s presence.

After high school, he joined the Army National Guard and began his military career. While on a support mission to Bosnia, Kirk was offered a full-time position with the Army Reserve, which he and Kim decided would be good for their family.  After moving to Alabama, he was deployed to Iraq for a year and earned the Bronze Star. After graduation from Air War College, they moved their family to Hawaii.  He loved his country and took great pride in achieving the rank of Colonel.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kim; daughters, Allison and Zoe; son, Max all of Fort Shafter, HI; son, Derek and fiance Haley Brooks of Fort Rucker, AL; mother, Sharon Slaughter of Lyons, NE; brothers, Marty (Amy) of South Sioux City, NE, Rustin (Michelle) of Omaha, NE; grandmother, Kathryn Frey of Lyons, NE; uncle, Lonnie (Carol) Slaughter of Sergeant Bluff, IA; aunt, Pat (Roger) Andersen of Lyons, NE; mother-in-law, Bette Brehmer of Lyons, NE; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and endless friends.

In eternity, Kirk will join his father, Eugene; beloved brother, Scott Eugene; grandparents, Alton “Buck” and Melba Slaughter; grandfather, John W. Frey; father-in-law, Reynard Brehmer; aunt, Barbara (Paul) Brewer; and cousin Sherry.

Kirk Slaughter


Kirk Slaughter, 49, of Hololulu Hawaii, Formerly of Lyons NE

Kirk Slaughter, 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii formerly of Lyons, Nebraska passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 due to an accident involving a boat at the Waianae Small Boat Harbor in Hawaii.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender, Nebraska.

Kirk Slaughter

Jesse R. Cady, 31

Jesse R. Cady, 31 years, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in a motor vehicle accident in West Point, Nebraska.

Memorial Service is pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Robert Lee “Bob” Olson, Sr., 87, of Tekamah NE

Robert Lee “Bob” Olson, Sr. of Tekamah, NE and proprietor of Lee Valley was born February 1, 1930, in the Argo area of rural Craig, Nebraska to Arthur A. Olson and Florence J. (Lundholm) Olson. He passed away on June 14, 2017, surrounded by his wife and children.

He was baptized and confirmed at Swaburg Lutheran Church in rural Uehling, Nebraska. Bob attended Argo rural school and graduated from Uehling High School in 1947.

Bob started farming and raising livestock in high school. In his early years, he helped build Boys Town and also worked at the Mead Ordinance Plant and Uehling Hay Mill. He took over the care of the farm and of his family upon the untimely death of his father when Bob was just 19.

Bob married Phyllis June Oberst on April 13, 1952, and for 65 years they remained by each other’s side. They raised five children: Robert Lee, Jr., Randy Lee, Vickie Lee, Scott Lee and Kristie Lee. The family initially resided in the Argo area, then rented a farm on the Missouri River bottom near Tekamah beginning in 1955.

Bob started buying and selling farm equipment in the early 1960s. Bob, Jr. came up with the name for the business – “Lee Valley” – because of their middle names and the location of the farm in the Missouri River valley.

In the 1980s, Bob and Phyllis expanded Lee Valley to include farm machinery consignment auctions, later holding some of the largest consignment auctions in the region and becoming one the largest farm operations in Burt County. Randy, Patty, Scott and Susan joined them in the business full time. Many family members worked together to make each sale day a success.

Bob was a 4-H leader for many years and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren show animals and other 4-H projects. He loved the Burt County Fair and the 4-H programs and was a supporter for over 50 years. He was also a member of Tekamah Masonic Lodge No. 31, receiving his 50-year pin in 2014 and a member of Tangier Shrine and Rawhide Nobles, participating in many, many parades in his little car.

Bob participated in the local tractor ride, which later became the Great Nebraska Tractor Ride, from day one. In 2012, he led the tractor ride, which began at Lee Valley as part of their 50-year anniversary customer appreciation celebration.

Bob was proud of his Swedish heritage and instilled those traditions in his family, including a Swedish prayer recited to this day by all generations of his family. Swedish foods, including lutefisk, Bob’s famous homemade eggnog, and rice pudding, were always a part of his Christmas traditions. Bob’s love of family was truly the pride of his life. He also cherished a multitude of faithful friends and employees over the course of his lifetime.

Bob and Phyllis spent many wedding anniversaries together in Branson, Missouri, taking in as many country-music shows as they possibly could.

Bob was an innovator and visionary in farming practices and encouraged that in others. He was one of the first to plant corn in 30-inch rows, use top planting practices, plant narrow row beans, use a grain cart, and use a 4-wheel drive tractor.

He loved telling stories with customers and friends over a cup of coffee and homemade treats by Phyllis. Many hours were spent reading farm magazines, marking articles for the boys to read and cutting out recipes for Phyllis to practice on. In 2012 many of those well-tested recipes were made into a cookbook – Phyllis’ Favorites – in honor of their 50th year in business.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marian Andersen, brother Arlyn, and infant brother Merlin.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis and his children: Robert, Jr. (Roy Masenthin) of Dorchester, NE, Randy (Patty) of Tekamah, Vickie (Bill) Shrader of Pierre, SD, Scott (Susan) of Tekamah and Kristie (Tom) DiGiorgio of Arlington, NE.

By his grandchildren: Gabe (Brandi) DiGiorgio, Ann (Dan) Brown, Matt Vogel (Kelly Ellis), Carrie (Nick) Rosenberry, Brad (Shana) Jordan, Robert Mitchell Vogel (Sara Leffler), Amanda (Scott) Reinhart, Guin (Randy) Munib, Abby (Brandon) Mathistad, Jenny (Travis) Carlson, Garrett Shrader, John (Coartney) DiGiorgio, Anders Olson, Blaine Olson, Megan Olson and Brandon Olson; and by his 21 great-grandchildren (with one on the way).


Sunday June 18th
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church Tekamah210 S 12th Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will be receiving friends.


Monday June 19th
10:00 AM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church Tekamah210 S 12th Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

A Masonic Service will be held during Funeral Service.

Cemetery Details


Tekamah Cemetery

Tekamah, Nebraska 68061

Memorials suggested to the family for later designation.

Robert “Bob” Olson Sr.

Robert Lee Olson, Sr., 87, of Tekamah NE

Robert Lee Olson, Sr., 87 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Nye Legacy in Fremont, Nebraska.

Funeral Service is Pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Elaine M. (Mueller-Stuckenschmidt) Moeller, 91, of Pender NE

Elaine M. (Mueller – Stuckenschmidt) Moeller, 91, of Pender, NE passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 03, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Pender, NE; Pastor Robert Schilling will be officiating.  Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Pender.  Visitation will be 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender.  Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Elaine M. Mueller was born March 10, 1926 at her home in rural Pender to Willie and Louise (Kratke) Mueller.  She was baptized on April 22, 1926 and confirmed on June 18, 1939 in Pender.  She attended and graduated from Pender High School in 1944.  On November 23, 1947 Elaine married Melvin Stuckenschmidt in Pender.  To this union the couple had two children.  Together the couple lived and farmed southwest of Pender.  In 1975, they moved into town and continued farming until Melvin passed away.  On February 10, 1998 Elaine married Roland Moeller, together the couple farmed with Roland’s son Randy.

Elaine enjoyed bowling league, decorating cakes, card parties, square dancing, ballroom dancing, gardening and her flowers beds.   She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hospital Auxiliary, Pioneer Center, Jolly Fifteen Club, L.W.M.L. and L.L.L.

Elaine is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Mark) Trimble of West Point, NE; grandsons, Matt (Janet) Trimble of Pender, Aaron (Sara) Trimble of Pender, Daniel (Kristia) Trimble of Pender, and Stephen (Megan) Trimble of Cottondale, FL; step-son, Randy Moeller of Pender; and 13 great grandchildren.

Elaine is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Louise Mueller; husbands, Melvin Stuckenschmidt and Roland Moeller; son, Duane Stuckenschmidt; brother, Marvin Mueller.

Rocky William Jefferson of Lyons NE

Rocky William Jefferson was born October 9, 1956 to Gail and Shirley (Duffield) Jefferson in Ainsworth, Nebraska. He passed away in his home May 26, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.

Rocky lived in many parts of Nebraska and Kansas. He moved to Tekamah, Nebraska where he reconnected with Helen Schlueter. Rocky and Helen were married on October 19, 2002. He then moved to Lyons, Nebraska where he lived the rest of his days with his loving wife and dog, Buddy.

Rocky was a man with many talents. He worked construction most of his life and also drove truck. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his many friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gail and Shirley Jefferson; brother, Patrick “Chip” Jefferson; grandparents and uncles.

He leaves behind his wife, Helen Jefferson and his dog, Buddy; many brothers and sisters, Michael Jefferson, Kathy (Dewayne) Park, Randy Schlueter, Nancee Root-Cuba; many children, Nicholas (Jennifer), Rachel, Dustin (Stephanie), Jill, Angela (Dave); many grandchildren, Isaac, Azlyn, Archer, Devon, Micha, Cole, Bridget, Preston and Tavion; many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Saturday June 3rd
4:00 PM
Brink ParkLyons, NE 68038

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Rocky Jefferson

Larry Pullen, 86, of Bancroft NE

Larry Pullen, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Oakland Heights in Oakland, NE.

Funeral services are pending with Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft, NE.

Lucille M. Teeters, 79, Formerly of Decatur NE

Lucille M. Teeters, 79 years, formerly of Decatur, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.


Friday June 2nd

10:00 AM

United Methodist Church, Decatur803 South 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

Cemetery Details


Hillcrest Cemetery

Decatur, Nebraska 68020

Memorial Contribution


Lucille Teeters


Rocky Jefferson of Lyons NE

Rocky Jefferson, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away Friday, May 27, 2017 at his home in Lyons.

Upcoming Events


Saturday June 3rd
4:00 PM
Brink Park
Lyons, NE 68038
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