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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 http://www.hooper-scribner.com.  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.

Survivors:
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

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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.

VISITATION

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

FUNERAL SERVICE

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.

 

Kai Myron Brand, 88, of Fontanelle NE


Kai Myron Brand age 88, of Fontanelle passed away Monday November 7, 2016 at the Hooper Care Center.

The funeral service will be 10:30am Friday at Salem Lutheran Church, Fontanelle.  Burial will follow in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be in Fremont at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel on Thursday from 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 6pm to 8pm.  Memorials are suggested to Salem Lutheran Fontanelle, Hooper Care Center or the Dodge County 4-H foundation.

Myron, lifelong resident of Dodge and Washington Counties was born on August 2, 1928 in rural Dodge County, baptized on April 2, 1929 at First Lutheran Church in Fremont, and raised in rural Dodge County by his parents Oscar and Vernie Brand. He attended rural school, was confirmed on March 29, 1942 at Salem Lutheran in Fremont and graduated from Fremont High School in 1947.  He was crowned 4-H King at the Fremont 4-H fair in 1947.  He was a lifetime supporter of the 4-H program.  During Myron’s working years he farmed northwest of Fremont, hauled milk and livestock and was a cattle buyer for area youth and for his own family.    He married Anita Ritzen on August 2, 1949 at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle.  Myron enjoyed many years of bowling and softball for church and town leagues and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle.

Survivors:

Wife – Anita of Fontanelle

Son – Douglas (Gail) Brand of Seward

Daughters – Nancy (Rev. Joel) Schroeder of Hooper

Jan (Galen) Madsen of Lincoln

9 grandchildren – Eric (Natalie) Schilling, Kylie (Jason) Penke, Krissy (Russ) Ozenbaugh, Ben Schroeder, Jacob (Morgan) Schroeder, Seth (Kiley) Schroeder, JoHanna (Scott) Buchholz, Marta (Jason) Klug, Hans (Kelsey Bohling) Madsen

8 great grandchildren – Luke & Lincoln Schilling, Tate & Tye Penke, Riggins and Rustin Ozenbaugh, Adaya Klug, and Lydia Buchholz.

Brothers – Duane (Elaine) Brand of Fremont, Darold (Kathy) Brand of Fremont, Steven (Paula) Brand of Longmont, CO.; Randy (Peggy) Brand of Fremont, Sister Marilyn Taylor of California, sister-in-law Connie Brand of Fremont

Myron was preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenneth and great granddaughter Allison Penke.

Kai Brand

Kai Brand

Janice F. Nuzum, 77, of Hooper NE


Janice F. Nuzum, age 77, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Monday October 31, 2016 at the Hooper Care Center.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Elim Lutheran Church at Swaburg.  The Rev. Judith Johnson will officiate.  Burial will be in the Baptist Cemetery south of Uehling.  Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to the Hooper Care Center.  Online guestbook can be accessed at http://www.hooper-scribner.com.  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Janice was born April 25, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA. to Willis and Ruth ‘Stewart’ Wheatley. The family moved back to Nebraska when she was 3 weeks old. She was raised in several different communities until settling down in Uehling. Janice graduated from Uehling High School in 1956 and enrolled in beauty school. She married Norman Petersen in 1958 and together they had 3 children. Janice operated a beauty salon for a few years, then was a stay at home mom until the early 1970’s when she went to work at Logan View High School. Janice married Hershel Nuzum on June 13, 1980. The coupled moved to western Nebraska for a short time, returning to live in Hooper. Janice worked at the Dodge County Courthouse as a custodian then for the Fremont Public Schools as a bus aid, retiring in 2014.

Janice had many hobbies, among them was collecting dolls and making clothes for them. She also loved crafts, antiques, quilting and was very involved with genealogy.

Survivors:

Husband – Hershel of Hooper

Daughter – Brenda (husband Gary) Wheeler of Hooper

Sons – Bradley (wife MaryAnn) Petersen of Herman

Barry Petersen of Uehling

Step-daughters – Cindy (husband Delwin) Gustafson of Waukee, IA.

Vicky Nuzum of Houston, TX.

Step-son – Rodney (wife Monique) Nuzum of Vancouver, WA.

Many grand and great grandchildren

Sister – Mona (husband Lyle) Thielfoldt of Mission, TX.

Brothers – Willis C. (wife Jean) Wheatley of Apache Junction, AZ.

Joe (wife Debbie) Wheatley of Allyn, WA.

Janice was preceded in death by a sister Betty Strand and brother Leo Wheatley.

Janice Nuzum

Janice Nuzum

Erwin J. Hilliard, 89, of Hooper NE


Erwin J. Hilliard, age 89, of Hooper, Nebraska passed September 19, 2016 at the Hooper Care Center.  Services are pending at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel.

Kathryn “Kay” Larson, 90, of Lyons NE


Kathryn “Kay” Larson, 90 years, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Hooper Care Center in Hooper, Nebraska.

Funeral Service is pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Betty R. Strand, 89, of Uehling NE


Betty R. Strand, age 89, of Uehling, Nebraska passed away Saturday June 4, 2016, at the Hooper Care Center in Hooper, Nebraska.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Hooper Funeral Chapel.  Pastor Larry Jirsak will officiate. Burial will follow in the Swaburg Baptist Cemetery south of Uehling. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Uehling Community Support Fund, Uehling Park and the Swaburg Baptist Cemetery.  Online guestbook can be accessed at http://www.hooper-scribner.com.  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper is in charge of arrangements.

Betty was born the oldest of six on June 28, 1926 in Waterbury, Nebraska to Willis and Ruth ‘Stewart’ Wheatley.  The family lived in several different communities during the depression, eventually settling in Uehling.  Betty graduated from Uehling High School in 1945.  She was married to Gerald Strand in September 1945 and they farmed in the Uehling area.  Betty was a farm wife helping out on the farm until they sold their equipment in 1971.  She then went to work at Logan View High School as a cook while still living in the Uehling area.  After retirement they moved into Uehling.  Gerald died in June of 1990.  Betty continued to live in Uehling until she became a resident of the Hooper Care Center.

Betty had been a member of the Ladies Aide of the Congregational Church in Uehling, Congregational Church Choir and taught Sunday School and Confirmation there as well. She also was a member of Wo-He-Low, American Legion Auxiliary and was a Girl Scout Leader.

Survivors:
Daughter – Bonita (Dennis) Krohn of Hooper
Sons – Jerry Strand of Rural Hooper
Jon Strand of Uehling

Grandson – James M. Case II
Granddaughter – Juliane M. (Chad) Case Rinas

Great grandchildren: Christopher M. Rinas, Tyler D. Rinas and Dylan P. Rinas

Brothers: Willis C. (Jean) Wheatley of Apache Junction, AZ.
Joe (Debbie) Wheatley of Allyn, WA.

Sisters: Mona (Lyle) Thielfoldt of Brownsville, TX.
Janice (Hershel) Nuzum of Hooper

Sister-in-law – Muriel Rabe of Oakland

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, brother Leo and granddaughter Janel Case.

Betty Strand

Betty Strand

Joseph M. “Joe” Kodad, 95, of Hooper NE


Joseph M. ‘Joe’ Kodad age 95, of Hooper
Died Thursday April 21, 2016 at the Hooper Care Center

He was born July 4, 1920 on a farm near Richland, Nebraska to Joseph and Emily (Maca) Kodad. He attended school district 12 near Richland. After completing his education, he started farming with his father until 1942 when he was called to serve his country in the United States Army during World War II. While in the service, he married Berniece P. O’Hare on May 24, 1943 at St. Augustine Church in Schuyler, Nebraska.

He left for England in 1943 and was part of the Allied invasion of Western Europe, which was launched June 6, 1944 (the most celebrated D-Day of the war), with the simultaneous landing of U.S., British and Canadian forces on five separate beachheads in Normandy, France. A member of the 80th Infantry Division, 3rd Army, European theater, Joe landed on Utah Beach and served under Army General George S. Patton. Joe and his brothers in arms made their way across Europe – through France, Germany, eastern Belgium and northern Luxemburg (Battle of the Bulge), to the Czechoslovakian border to Fussin, Austria, when the war ended in Europe in 1945.

Upon returning home, Joe started farming in the North Bend, Nebraska area in 1947. He and his wife then moved to the Hooper, Nebraska area where he farmed until 1985 when he retired. His beloved wife of 52 years preceded him in death on July 5, 1995. He was also preceded by his parents Joseph and Emily, a sister Emily, and two brothers, Edward and Melvin. Joe belonged to the VFW Post 8223 in North Bend and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hooper.

He is survived by his good friend Mike Schuler.

At his request, the funeral service will be held at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont at 10 AM Monday (April 25th) with Rev. Ron Battiatio. The committal will be in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont with Military Honors. The visitation will be in Hooper on Sunday from 1 to 4 PM at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel

Online guestbook at http://www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com

Joseph Kodad

Joseph Kodad

Shirley E. Wagner, 94, of Uehling NE


Shirley E. Wagner, age 94, of Uehling, Nebraska passed away Monday December 21, 2015 at the Hooper Care Center.  Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hooper, NE.  The Rev. Joel Schroeder will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hooper Cemetery.  Visitation with family present will be Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel, Hooper, NE. Memorials are suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Access the online guestbook at http://www.hooper-scribner.com.  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Elaine Stenvers was born on March 2, 1921 to Mauritz and Mathilda ‘Claasen’ Stenvers on their farm northwest of Uehling. She married Clarence Wagner on June 22, 1941. They lived on a farm on the Scribner-Herman road and raised three children there, Lynne, Dean and Carol. Her husband preceded her in death on October 29, 1975. After his death Shirley moved to Uehling in 1979, where she resided until her death. She was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church north of Hooper on September 2, 1934. She enjoyed going to the Confirmation jubilees every year. She went to Wayne State College after she graduated from Uehling High School on May 20, 1938. She received her teaching certificate to teach in rural schools. When she married, she was a housewife until 1956 when she went back to teaching in rural schools in Dodge County. She attended Midland College night classes and summer classes and graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

She also was involved in volunteer work at Redeemer Lutheran Church which included Sunday school teacher, Altar Guild and library committee. She also was involved in reading to residents at the Hooper Care Center, Blood Mobile in Uehling, Election Board for many years, active in the American Legion Auxiliary in which she held several positions, Dodge county Feeders Auxiliary President, Chairman of the Nebraska Cattle Women’s Association, Uehling Senior Citizen Center and entertainment committee and 4-H leader. Her hobbies included collecting Fiestaware, recipe book collection and trying new recipes, Antiques and refinishing old furniture. She also loved to read even up to a couple of days before her death.

Besides her husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, sister Eileen Behrendsen and brother Dennis Stenvers.

Shirley is survived by her children: Lynne (Butch) Vaughn, Dean (Kay) Wagner, and Carol Christensen. She is survived by 6 grandchildren, Mary Jackson, Christopher (Alisa) Vaughn, Louis Vaughn, Natalie (Tracey) Kozak, Kara (Chaunce) King, and Casey Christensen. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren.

Grace Sager, 99, of Hooper NE


Grace Sager, age 99, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015, at the Hooper Care Center in Hooper.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30th, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper with Rev. Joel Schroeder officiating.  Committal will follow in the Hooper Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont on Tuesday, December 29th, from 3 until 7 p.m.   Memorials are suggested to the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper, the Tabitha Foundation in Lincoln or to the Midland University.  Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.ludvgsenmortuary.com.  Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

Grace (Blomendahl) Sager was born February 27, 1916, to Henry & Sophie (Hilgen) Blomendahl at their farm home near Hooper.  She was baptized, confirmed and married all at the former Zion Lutheran Church of Hooper.  On October 24, 1946, she married Floyd Sager.  They made their home in Fremont.  She was employed at the county level of the Federal Farm Program, then at Nebraska Savings & Loan Ass.  Her husband was in banking in Fremont, and later in Grand Island.  He was also business manager of Midland College in Fremont.  In 1970, they moved to Grand Island, Nebraska.

Grace enjoyed volunteer work at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, along with gardening, especially flowers.  They enjoyed traveling all 50 states and many foreign countries.  After Floyd’s retirement, they moved to Fremont.  Grace was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hooper.

Floyd preceded her in death on April 11, 2011.  She was preceded by her parents, sister-Alma & husband Joe Evans, four brothers: George & wife Lois Blomendahl; Carl Blomendahl; Herb & wife Myra Blomendahl and Ed & wife Esther Blomendahl; brother-in-law, Dale Sager; sister-in-law, Dorlene Luther; two nieces: Marge Wills & Phyllis Blomendahl and two nephews: Lewis Blomendahl & Glenn Blomendahl.

Grace is survived by her sister-in-law, Charlene Sager and by her brother-in-law Wayne Luther and many nieces & nephews.

Grace Sager

Grace Sager

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