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Sharon Starzl, 61, of Emerson NE


Sharon Starzl, 61, of Emerson, Nebraska died on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial is currently pending with Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Emerson.

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Laverne A. Osterndorff, 100, of Oakland NE


Laverne A. Osterndorff, 100 years, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland, Nebraska

Funeral Service pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

Robert E. Miller, 85, of Tekamah NE


Robert E. Miller, 85 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah.

Memorial Service pending with Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.

Pamela K. Hancock, 73, of Fremont NE, Formerly of Tekamah NE


Pamela K. Hancock, 73 years, of Fremont, NE died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Fremont Medical Health Center. Pamela was born November 24, 1943 in San Francisco, California to Ralph and Mable (Lewis) Petet.

She lived in San Francisco during World War II and moved to Comstock, NE and then to Tekamah, NE. She graduated from 8th grade at District #8 at Tekamah and graduated in 1961 from Tekamah High School. She moved to Fremont in 1961. Pamela married Lawrence D. Hancock on November 9, 1962 and they later divorced. He preceded her in death on November 14, 2013. She retired in 2010 from Hormel Foods in Fremont after thirty-four years of employment.

Pam was a member of First Baptist Church in Fremont, a very proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a former member of a Red Hat Society. She volunteered at Fremont Health Medical Center. She was an avid genealogist, Huskers Fan and Elvis Fan. She traveled as much as possible with family and friends and had planned a trip for later this winter. She visited Graceland multiple times and enjoyed flowers and gardening. She loved her dog, Dutchess, a Boston terrier.

She is survived by sons, Scott (Angie) Hancock, Chris Hancock all of Fremont and Tyler (Michelle) Hancock of Arlington, NE; brother, Jerry (JoAnn) Petet of West Point, NE; sister, Sharon Sohl of Columbus, NE; and grandchildren, Nathan Hancock, Sara Hancock, Caleb Hancock, Jordyn Hancock, Brady Hancock, and Cameron Hancock.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Service will be at 9:30 A.M., Saturday, November 18, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Fremont. The Rev. Leland Foreman and Rev. Richard Crooks will officiate. Visitation on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont and forty-five minutes prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be directed to the family for further designation or to the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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

 

 

 

James Q. Carlson, 74, of Oakland NE


James Q. Carlson, 74 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR LATER DESIGNATION.

Caroline (Beckmann) Zila, 67, of Thurston NE


Caroline Mae (Beckmann) Zila, 67, of Thurston, Nebraska passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender, NE. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pender: Pastor Robert Schilling will be officiating. The visitation will be Friday, November 17, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Caroline was born August 22, 1950 to Alfred and Orma (Witt) Beckmann in Pender. She graduated from Pender High School in May of 1968. Caroline married Donald Melvern Zila on December 26, 1969 at St. John’s Lutheran Church and the couple had three children.  Don and Caroline owned Zees Greenhouse for many years. She enjoyed word finds, puzzles, reading, and playing games, especially cards. Caroline loved coloring with and spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. Caroline was a quiet, selfless woman who did anything for her family and will be greatly missed.

Caroline is survived by her husband, Don Zila of Thurston, NE; daughters, Jeanette (Maurice) Norton of West Point, NE, Patti (Mike) Owen of Omaha, NE, Christine (Mike) Krueger of Omaha, NE; sisters, Marie (Larry) Sokol, JoAnn (Scott) Henrickson, Leora (Mark) Peterson; brothers, Marlin (Ruth) Beckmann, Dale (Becky) Beckmann, Alvin (Barb) Beckmann; grandchildren, Lacy (Bobby) Dugan, Alex (Jamie) Norton, Ellen, Aiden and Libbie Owen; great grandchildren, Emma and Braden Dugan; grand-dog, Peanut Krueger; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Beckmann in November of 1997 and Orma Beckmann in September of 2016.

Caroline Zila

Jackson Lee Potadle, 19, of Fort Calhoun NE


Jackson Lee Potadle age 19, of Ft Calhoun, Nebraska passed away November 10, 2017 near his home in Ft. Calhoun.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 10 am, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tekamah.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 2-8 p.m. with family receiving friends, and a Prayer Services at 7 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  in Tekamah.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be directed to the Lane Thomas Foundation and Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Tekamah. Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

Jackson Lee Potadle was born to Eric Potadle and Victoria Ahmann October 22, 1998 in Omaha, Nebraska. Jackson was raised in Tekamah, Nebraska with his sister Erica and brother Luke. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved camping. He enjoyed shooting trap and playing golf in Tekamah. He was successful in ROTC at Boystown.

Jackson adored his nieces Brooklyn and Brylee. He loved his dog Aspen, who is his most loyal friend.

He was preceded in death by his best friend and cousin, Ethan Ahmann-Weaver; grandfather, Richard Ahmann; great grandparents.

He is survived by his parents; sister Erica (Dustin) Franklin; brother, Luke (Mariah) Potadle; nieces, Brooklyn and Brylee Franklin; grandparents, Jon and Sharron Potadle and Carol Ahmann; aunts and uncles, Paul (Lisa) Ahmann, Greg (Anna Thoma) Ahmann, Carrie (Steve) Weaver, Kurt (Marti) Potadle; many more cousins and friends.

Jackson Potadle

 

Lyle “Gene” Marr, 81, of Tekamah NE


Lyle “Gene” Marr, 81 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah.

Visitation is Thursday, Nov. 9th from 5-7 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Home in Tekamah.

Funeral Services are Friday, Nov. 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Tekamah.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.

Lyle “Gene” Marr

Dorothy H. Novotny, 81, of Oakland NE


Dorothy H. Novotny, 81, of Oakland, NE, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Oakland Mercy Hospital.

Dorothy was born October 18, 1936, in Wasau, NE, to John and Pearl (Forney) Hensley. Dorothy graduated from Fremont High School. She married Don Novotny on March 1, 1957, in Fremont. They resided in Fremont, Wahoo, Omaha, and Oakland.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening, homemaking, cats, and interacting with people.

She is survived by her husband, Don of Oakland; sons, Scott (Sharon) Novotny of Chesapeake, Virginia and Dan Novotny of Omaha, NE; daughter, Amy (Randy) Sohm – Vanbeek of Omaha; daughter in law, Janine Novotny of Oakland; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Novotny; 5 sisters; and 3 brothers.

The funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Chaplain Scott Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior the service on Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Dorothy Novotny

John Junior Dallmann, 85, of Tekamah NE


John Junior Dallmann , age 85, of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away October 31, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah, Nebraska.  Memorial services will be held Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:30 am, at United Methodist Church in Tekamah.  Burial with Military honors will be in the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, Nebraska.  Memorial visitation will be Sunday, 5-7 pm, at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah.  Memorials are to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

John Junior Dallmann was born June 16, 1932 to John O. and Goldie (Mankhey) Dallmann in Franklin County, near Macon, Nebraska. John grew up on a farm and attended a country school. He graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, Nebraska.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in both Macon and Tekamah. He helped with several remodeling projects in the Tekamah church.

He joined the Navy June 30, 1952, during the Korean War. John served on a repair tender and he was honorably discharged June 13, 1956.

John enjoyed many kinds of work. He farmed, was a certified electrician, worked on a sugar mill and at Burt County Public Power. He owned a café and a bar. His hobbies were photography and leather craft, making billfolds and purses.

On April 3, 1969 he married Mary Miller Preston in Remsen, Iowa. They made their home in Tekamah for 48 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Linda Frerichs and Donna Rae Greening.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of Tekamah; brother, Myron of Franklin; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and friends.

John Dallmann

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