Homer H. Uehling, 75

Homer H. Uehling, 75 years, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska

Funeral Service is pending at Pelan Funeral Services.


Gary Garland Townsend, 73, of Tekamah NE

Gary Garland Townsend 73 of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away at his home surrounded by his family October 13, 2017. Gary was born February 25, 1944 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Gary lived most of his childhood in Sioux City. In 1961, he enlisted in the Army. While serving 6 years in the army he spent three years of that in Germany before returning to the states. While stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky, he met his future wife and on June 15, 1966, Gary married Alta Carman. Together the couple raised seven children.

Gary worked as a diesel mechanic most of his life which brought the family to Tekamah in 1974. He also worked as a farm hand for many years after he retired. He also had a bait shop business that he enjoyed for many years at summit lake. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and eating candy. Gary never met a stranger. He could always be found with friends or family telling a good story or joke. Gary also enjoyed gambling.

Gary was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Udith; brothers: William, Kurt and Marvin; sister, Roxanne; sons: Norman and George; daughter, Theanna; and three grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons: Robert (Kelly) Camron of Omaha, NE, Leroy Townsend of Tekamah; daughters: Linda Sergio of Texas, Udith (Art) Johnson of Craig, NE; brothers: Kevin Dickerson of Sioux City, Dick Dickerson and Kruse Dickerson both of Kentucky; sisters: Deb Mead and Delores (Jim) Browne both of Sioux City; twenty grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and his partner, Vineta Knudsen.


Wednesday October 18th
2:00 PM
First Baptist Church, Tekamah12th & K Streets
Tekamah, Nebraska 68061

Military Honors will be held at the Tekamah Cemetery.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Townsend

Dale F. Pawling, 87, of Hooper NE

Dale F. Pawling, age 87, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the Hooper Care Center.  There will be a Celebration of Dale’s Life at 11am, Saturday at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper.  Memorials are suggested to the Hooper Care Center.  Online guestbook can be accessed at  Ludvigsen Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper is in charge of arrangements.

Dale was born June 20, 1930 at home in Hooper to William and Esther ‘Steunkel’ Pawling. He was raised in Hooper and graduated from Hooper High School in 1947. After high school he served in the Navy from 1950 to 1954. After returning from his military service he drove for his family trucking company, Pawling Transfer, then drove a bulk milk truck for Feller’s and Berkley Wolf. Dale married Marian Appel in 1957, with their family they began Prairie Angels Craft. The family made and sold their crafts at many fairs and even hosted special events at their house.

Dale was a member of VFW Post 10535 in Hooper and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont.

Wife – Marian of Hooper
Children – Linda (Steve) Sorensen of Nickerson
Tom (Tammy) Pawling of Bellevue
Robert Pawling of Fremont
Mary (Dan) Molliconi of Aurora

Grandchildren – Dustin (Kelli) Sorensen, Jesse (Tami) Sorensen and Jacob Molliconi

Great Grandchildren – Lane, Eli, Jace, Jack, Avery, Alaina, Jack, Kaelyn

Sister – LaRae (Duane) Moseman of Hooper
Sister-in-law – Millie Pawling of Hooper

Dale was preceded in death by a daughter Tammy, brothers Duane and Maynard, and sister Arlene.

Dale Pawling

Jo Anne Johnson, 81, of Lyons NE

Jo Anne Johnson was born August 9, 1936 on a farm North of Divide Center, Nebraska, the fourth of six children born to Clarence and May (Peterson) Drummond. She passed away October 4, 2017, at her home in Lyons, Nebraska, at the age of 81 years.

Jo grew up on the family farm and attended Divide Center School. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1953.

On April 17, 1953 Jo and James Johnson were united in marriage. They were blessed with six children; Michael, Mylet, Milan, Jill, Jeffrey and Jerry. Jo and Jim owned the Emerson Tri-County Press from 1967 to 1975. She also worked as a Nurse Aide at Emerson Nursing Home. They moved to Oakland, Nebraska in 1975 and Jo started working at Oakland Heights Nursing Home as an Aide; in 1978 she began her career as Bookkeeper, retiring in May of 2013.

Jo was dedicated to her family. She loved to cook and bake. She dearly loved all her family and friends, and treasured their times together.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons, Nebraska where she served as Deacon and was a PW member. She was baptized and confirmed at the Divide Center Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Magel (Norwood) Rohloff.

She is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Mike (Kathy) Johnson, Mylet (Jeff) Kutchera, Milan (Pam) Johnson, Jill (Brad) Brink, Jeff (Suzanne) Johnson, Jerry Johnson; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary (Leon) Bruns, LaVonne “Bonnie” Rassmussen, Gladys Pipal; brother, Jon (Ronda) Drummond; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.


Monday October 9th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Lyons340 Everett Street
Lyons, Nebraska 68038


Monday October 9th
11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Lyons340 Everett Street
Lyons, Nebraska 68038

A private family burial will be held.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Anne Johnson

Larie Ann Way, 84, of Fremont NE

Larie Ann Way, 84 years, of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home in Fremont.

Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Joel “Joe” Bernard Penny, 65, of Decatur NE

Joel “Joe” Bernard Penny was born to Forrest and Lucille (Gatewood) Penny on March 15, 1952 in Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Pierre, South Dakota.

Joe grew up on a farm south of Decatur, Nebraska. He worked for the railroad for a couple of years before he started farming. At the time of his death he was raising cattle and farming land around Burt County, including the original Penny family farm.

Joe loved to ride his motorcycle, hunt, and ride horses. He was an animated storyteller and would stop to visit friends spontaneously. No matter where Joe went or who he met, they wouldn’t forget meeting him. He was one of a kind.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Colt; brother-in-law, Bob Mussack.

Joe is survived by his wife, Brenda (Weston) of Decatur, daughters: Jennifer Penny of Decatur, Molly (David) Dickinson of Milford, NE, Fawn Barger of Scottsdale, AZ, Tyler Rambeau of Flandreau, SD; sons: Sage and Hawk Penny of Decatur; grandchildren: Brady, Jacqulyn and Colt Barger, Hunter, Cash and Penny Dickinson, and Jacob Fisherman; brother, Phil Penny of Decatur; sisters: Cindy Mussack of Omaha, NE, Sandy (Greg) Brummond of Craig, NE; step-sisters: Mary (Scott) Christ, Jean Wiersman; step-brother, Dan (Heidi) Mussack; his first wife Deborah Connealy; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and thousands of friends!

Visitation is Monday, September 4th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah, NE.

Funeral services will be held at the Decatur Firehall on Tuesday, September 5th at 10:30 a.m.

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur Ne.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Joel Penny

Joshua M. Lamb, 20, of Wakefield NE

Joshua M. Lamb, 20, of Wakefield, NE, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Sioux City, IA.

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

Joshua Lamb

Joel B. Penny of Decatur, NE

Joel B. Penny of Decatur, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Visitation is Monday, September 4th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Family will be receiving friends.

The Funeral Service is Tuesday, September 5th at 10:30 a.m. at the Decatur Fire Hall.

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur, NE.

Memorials are suggest to the family for future designation.

Joel Penny

Michael “Mic” Clark, 68, of Louisville KY, Formerly of Tekamah NE

Michael “Mic” Clark, age 68, of Louisville, Kentucky formerly of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Memorial service with full Military Honors provided by Tekamah area veterans will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Chatt Center in Tekamah.

Michael was born January 29, 1948 in Blair, Nebraska, the son of Herbert & Eva (Magill) Clark.  He attended Arizona District #3 school and graduated from Tekamah High School.

After graduation Mic joined the Army, spending his service time in Germany and Vietnam.  He then attended Wayne State College where he met his future wife, Gloria Heskens.  Mic & Gloria were married in Tekamah on August 7, 1971.

Mic’s main life’s work was in architectural facades. He was very much involved in the design and construction of the Mutual of Omaha dome.   Formglas Company of San Jose, California was very impressed with his work on the dome. The company hired him as general manager and moved him to California.  Later Mic and two friends purchased the company.  The company name was changed to ‘Intex’ and Mic was the CEO.

Mic’s main past times were: restoration of old cars (which he loved); old TV programs and cartoons; a good cold beer & football.  His main love, above all, was being with his grandchildren & attending their activities.

Mic is survived by his mother, Eva Clark McCluskey of Tekamah; wife, Gloria, of Louisville, KY, daughter, Kimberly (Clark) Spier of Omaha; son, Brian Clark and wife, Yuki, of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Max & Alexis Spier, Noah, Barak, Grace & Titus Clark, and J.T. Whaley; brothers, Herbert Clark and wife, Pat, of Tekamah; John Clark and wife, Cathy, of Yakima, Washington; Kent McCluskey of Tekamah; sister, Karen Dickinson and husband, Dave, of Lincoln; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mic was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Clark; stepfather, Marion McCluskey; daughter, Jenny Whaley; granddaughter, Jasmine Whaley.

Michael “Mic” Clark

Ron W. Badje, 74, of Oakland NE

Ron W. Badje, 74 years, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away August 28, 2017 at the Hooper Care Center in Hooper, Nebraska.


Thursday August 31st
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045


Thursday August 31
1:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services of Oakland is in charge of arrangements.


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