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Marion Goracke, 87, of Oakland NE


Marion Goracke, age 87, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral service will be on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, Nebraska. Burial will be at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery in Oakland. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 2nd, from 5 until 7 p.m. with family receiving friends and Vigil at 7 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Memorials to the family for future designation. Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

Marion Goracke was born July 15, 1931 to Leo and Veronica (Lempka) Pientka, in Tecumseh, Nebraska. She passed away May 30, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Marion graduated from Sterling High School in 1948.

On June 6, 1951, Marion and Clarence Daniel Goracke were united in marriage at Holy Cross Catholic Church in St. Mary, Nebraska. To this union were born nine children.

Marion was blessed to be a stay at home mother. She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons, Nebraska. She enjoyed playing Bridge, sewing and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her parents, baby brother and great grandson.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence; children, Robin (Janet) Goracke, Curt (Lynn) Goracke, Diane (Kevin) Eriksen, Patrick (Lorene) Goracke, Nancy (Scott) Davis, Rex Goracke and Patti Hardbarger, Joan (Robert) Kuhl, Jean (Jon) Heusel, Krisa (Curtis) Johnson; 15 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marion Goracke

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Bruce Peterson, 64, Formerly of Oakland NE


Bruce Peterson, 64 years, formerly of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Ashland Care Center in Ashland, Nebraska.

Memorial Service is pending.

Dean K. Charling of Oakland NE


Obituary for Dean K Charling

Dean Charling, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

Funeral Service is pending.

Robert Lee Peplinski, 68, of Pender NE


Robert “Bob” Lee Peplinski, 68, of Pender, NE, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Pender; Pastor Randy Nelson will be officiating. The memorial visitation will be Friday, May 10. 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Pender. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Hope Lodge or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Linda R. Burmester, 71, of Pender NE


Linda R. Burmester, 71, of Pender, NE died on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Pender Community Hospital.

Memorial services for Linda are currently pending with Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Pender.

Bobby J. Cater, 84, of Craig NE


Bobby J. Cater, 84 years, of Craig, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland, Nebraska.

In keeping with Bobby’s wishes, there are to be no services held.

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR FUTURE DESIGNATION.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Elise (Bue) Lund, 67, of Bancroft NE


Deborah Elise (Bue) Lund, age 67, of Bancroft, Nebraska passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft, NE; Pastor Nathan Henschen will be officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City, IA. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft.Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Bancroft.

Deb was born January 9, 1952 in Sioux City to Vernon and Jacqueline (Menefee) Bue. She graduated from East High School in Sioux City in 1970. Deb married William Lund on May 4, 1984 in Sioux City, together the couple had three children. She worked at the Sioux City Stockyards before owning Debbie’s Daycare for 30 years. Deb loved attending her kid’s and grandkid’s sporting events as well as watching sports on tv. She loved sewing, working at the library, and was an active member of the Senior Center.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Lund of Bancroft, NE; daughter, Tiffany Engle of Denver, CO; daughters, Danielle Lund of Lincoln, NE and Lindsey (Brad) Burhoop of Bancroft, NE; son, William “B.J.” (McKayla) Lund of Bancroft, NE; grandchildren, Bowdie and Tavis Burhoop and Liam Lund; and brother, Curt (Vicky) Bue of Sioux City, IA.

Deb is preceded in death by her parents; and niece, Alana Bue.

Deborah Lund

Cody James Olsen, 39, of Blair NE


Cody James Olsen, 39 years, of Blair, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Tekamah, Nebraska.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contribution

CODY JAMES OLSEN TRADE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

 All memorials will be used for a Scholarship in Cody’s name to a trade school.
Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Cody Olsen

Karen Hetrick, 67, of Walthill NE


Karen Sue (Swanson) Hetrick, 67, of Walthill, Nebraska passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walthill; with Pastor Brion Tolzman officiating.  Visitation will be held Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walthill.  Burial will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Walthill.  Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Karen Sue Swanson was born on July 20, 1951 to Ray E. and Dorla A. (Warnock) Swanson in Walthill, NE.  Karen was baptized on October 13, 1957 and confirmed on May 6, 1981 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Walthill.  She attended grade school and high school in South Sioux City, NE.  On December 14, 1967 Karen married Philip E. “Flip” Hetrick in South Sioux City.  They moved to Walthill making this their new home.  Karen owned and operated a daycare for over twenty years in Walthill, before retiring and watching after her own grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Karen enjoyed gardening, watching birds fly around her gardens and watching the Huskers every chance she had.  She was an amazing cook and could make just about anything from scratch.  Karen loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren great grandchildren.

Karen is survived by her daughters, Melissa (Tim) Ruge of Decatur, NE, Robin (Scott) Davis of Hubbard, NE, Jill (Tom) Ruge of Lake Park, IA; sisters, Kris (Chris) Hittle of Nickerson, NE, Kami (James) Pierce of Walthill, NE; brother, Jarrod Swanson of Wayne, NE; grandchildren, Nikki (Trevor) Mullanix and their children McKenna, Kallie and Mason, Noel Ruge (fiancé Sean Minton) and their children Brody and Jax, Hannah Davis, Hunter Davis, Tyler Ruge, Tanna Ruge and Taryn Ruge.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Philip “Flip” Hetrick; brother, Stephen Swanson.

Karen Hetrick

 

Deborah Lund, 67, of Bancroft NE


Deborah Lund, 67, of Bancroft, Nebraska passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

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

Deborah Lund

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