Donna Johnson, 82, of Oakland NE

Donna Johnson, 82 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, Nebraska.


Saturday April 1st
10:30 AM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Cemetery Details


Oakland Cemetery

Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland is in charge of arrangements.


Lois Jean Engdahl, 91, of Fremont NE

Lois Jean Engdahl, age 91, of Fremont, Nebraska passed away December 19, 2016 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, Nebraska.  Funeral services will be on Thursday, December 22, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at Elim Lutheran Church in rural Hooper, Nebraska with burial in the Swaburg Cemetery, rural Hooper, Nebraska.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday 5-8 p.m., with family receiving friends 6-8 p.m., at Pelan Funeral Services Oakland. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Jean Engdahl was born on Easter morning, April 12, 1925 to Kenneth H. and Florence (Peterson) Johnson, at their home in Uehling, Nebraska. She passed away December 19, 2016 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of 91. Lois graduated from Uehling High School in 1942. She attended one year at Midland Lutheran College, and one year at Wayne State Teachers College.

On November 14, 1947, Lois and H. Robert Engdahl were united in marriage at the Elim Lutheran Church in Swaburg, where Lois was a lifetime member. To this union were born four children: Nancy, Bobbie, Bill and Karl. They raised their family on a farm east of Uehling.

Lois taught at Garden City School in the Fremont area. She was Sunday School Superintendent at Elim Lutheran Church for many years, sang in their choir and was a member of the church women’s group. She was a special ed para at Logan View for ten years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Uehling, holding many offices, including County President and District President. As a farmwife she belonged to the Craig Home Extension Club called Busy Mothers. She belonged to a pinochle card club for 60 years. She was an avid puzzler, enjoying both jigsaw and crossword. She truly loved spending her time watching all of the many activities and sporting events of her children and grandchildren, who lovingly called her “mom-mom”. Vacations were spent as family fishing outings in Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Bill Engdahl; 2 grandchildren, Scott and Sara Gahan; great grandson, Koby Lunneborg; son-in-law, Dewaine Gahan; brother, Raymond Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Gary) Beard of Uehling, Bobbie Gahan of Oakland, Karl (Kim) Engdahl of Fremont; grandchildren, Lisa (Jon) Peterson of Papillion, Brad (Megan) Beard of Elkhorn, Gregg (Jennifer) Gahan of Oakland, Betsy (Chuck) Bitker of Lincoln, NE, Joe (Brandy) Gahan of Wahoo, Brandon Engdahl of Fremont, Brooke (Matt) Lunneborg of Minneapolis, MN; great grandchildren, Lucas and Andrew Peterson, Sam, Beau and Max Beard, Elijah, Naomi and Hannah Gahan, Josiah and Titus Bitker, Jalen and Moxie Gahan, Mylo, Brynn and Rhys Lunneborg; brother, Norman (Sally) Johnson of Oakland; sister-in-law, Marilyn Johnson of Uehling.


Lois Engdahl

Larry Olson, 71, of Lyons NE

Larry Lee Olson was born on October 28, 1944 to John and Mildred (Luse) Olson in Lyons, Nebraska. He passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of 71.

Larry continued to live in Lyons, attending school there. He married Linda Jones October 1, 1966 in West Point, Nebraska. To this union were born 2 sons, Jody Olson and Chad Olson.

In the 60s, Larry worked for Logan Valley Transfer. After buying a couple of trucks, he hauled sod for George Bacon. In the 70s, Larry started his own landscaping business and sold firewood in the evenings. In the 80s, he raised and sold trees in addition to opening a pay fee fish business. He was always a hard worker, he was presently selling trees; he continued working seven days a week, up until six months ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of Lyons; sons, Jody Olson of MO, Chad Olson of KS; five grandchildren, Cody, Derek, Haley, Jade, Gracie; daughter-in-law, Robin Olson of NE; brother, Les Olson of AR; sisters-in-law, Roxanne (Gary) Phillips of Fremont; Gale (Rich) Penry of Blair, NE; uncles; aunts; nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service is Sat., March 5th at 2:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons NE.

Burial is in the Lyons Cemetery.

Larry Olson

Larry Olson

Leonard G. Poppe, 93 of Scribner NE

Leonard G. Poppe, age 93, of Scribner, Nebraska passed away Sunday November 29, 2015 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Lutheran Church in Scribner. Burial will follow in the Scribner Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday at Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.  Memorials are suggested to United Lutheran Church.   Online guestbook can be accessed at  Arrangements by Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel in Scribner.

Leonard was born September 3, 1922 in rural Scribner to Carl and Clara ‘White’ Poppe. He attended District 36 School and received a special award for not being tardy or missing a day of school for eight years. He was a member of the Sunday school and church at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cuming County Line. On September 8, 1935 he was confirmed by Rev. Wendt. Leonard farmed with his father until 1943. On June 29, 1943 he married Ardell Dahl in the home of her parents, Earl and Luella Dahl, by the Rev. Davis. They farmed south of Scribner until 1987 when they moved into Scribner.

Leonard was a member of United Lutheran Church in Scribner and was a past church council member for six years. He was also a member of the School Board at District 47 for ten years.


Sons – Ronald Poppe of Scribner
Glenn (Jan) Poppe of Fremont
Gene (Nancy) Poppe of Oakland
Russel (Anne) Poppe of Scribner
Daughter-in-law – Kay Poppe of North Bend

14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren

Brother – LeRoy (Janice) Poppe of Scribner
Sister- Alice (Larry) Prall of Green Valley AZ.
Brother-in-law – Orville (Becky) Dahl of Scribner
Sisters-in-law – Gladys (Ken) Low of Scribner
Anita Dahl of Scribner

Leonard was preceded in death by his wife Ardell, sons Richard and Norman, 2 brothers and a sister.

Leonard Poppe

Leonard Poppe

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