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Nellie A. Karlin, 88, of Fremont NE


Nellie A. Karlin, 88, of Fremont
died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Nye Legacy in Fremont.

Nellie was born February 7, 1927 to Tom and Marie (Maw) Maslonka. She grew up around the Decatur/Macy area and graduated from Macy High School. After moving to Fremont, she worked at Hormel’s for several years. Nellie married Dwayne Karlin on January 16, 1955 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. She volunteered in many areas of the church and community. Dwayne passed away in 2002.

Nellie is survived by daughter – Julie (Kent) Bang, grandsons Nick and Jarrod Bang, all of Omaha; brother Ed L. Maslonka of Lyons, sister Marylin (Charles) Richardson of Onawa, Iowa; sisters-in-law Ellen Karlin of Fremont and Shirley Gregerson of Omaha; many nieces and nephews.

Nellie was preceded in death, in addition to her husband Dwayne, by three brothers, Elton, Willard (Red) and Howard Maslonka; brothers-in-law, Norman, Eldon, and Herman Karlin, Doug Gregerson; sister-in-law, Evelyn Maslonka.

The funeral service will be 2 PM Wednesday (Dec. 30, 2015) at Trinity Lutheran Church. The committal will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation at the Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont, with the family present, will be Tuesday (Dec. 29th) from 6 to 8 PM. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church.

online guestbook @ http://www.ludvigsenmortuary.com

Nellie Karlin

Nellie Karlin

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Donald Maurer, 89, of Hooper NE


Donald Maurer age 89, of Hooper, formerly of Fremont, Nebraska passed away Thursday September 17, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Scribner.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22nd, in Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hooper. The committal will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery east of Winslow. Visitation will be in Hooper at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel on Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present 6 to 8 p.m.  Memorials are suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church.  Online guestbook can be accessed at http://www.hooper-scribner.com.  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper is in charge of arrangements.

Don was born to Arnold and Clara (Meyer) Maurer on November 13, 1925 on the family farm northwest of St. John’s Lutheran Church (county line) near West Point. He attended school district 27, and St. Paul’s Lutheran School in West Point. He was confirmed in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on April 7, 1939.

In 1946, Don went to live with his grandfather and worked for Irvin and Edna Panning on their farm east of Winslow. He attended Immanuel Lutheran Church where he met Bernice Wolf. On August 7, 1949, they were married in Immanuel Lutheran Church. They lived near the church and Don worked for area farmers and Bernice was a school teacher. In 1952, they moved to Fremont. Don worked for the Ford dealership in Blair, the former Nick Neff Motors and Grant Chevrolet dealerships in Fremont and H.P. Smith dealership in Omaha. In 1977, Don started his own auto repair business in Fremont. During some of these years, he also built and raced stock cars.

Don had been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont.

Survivors: daughter – Sandra (Kurt) Brandt of Fremont
3 sons – Dale (Carmen) Maurer of Hooper
Dean (Carolyn) Maurer of Fremont
Dwight (Lori) Maurer of Fremont
9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren
sister and her husband – Loha and Norman Kersten of Beemer
sister-in-law and husband Ruth and Kenneth Bartling of Fremont

Don was preceded in death by his wife Bernice (July 18, 2007), and sister Shirley and her husband Don.

Donald Maurer

Donald Maurer

Cheryl D. Porter, 61, of Scribner


Cheryl D. Porter age 61, of Scribner passed away Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at her home.

The memorial service will be 10am Saturday, September 12th at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. There is no viewing.

Cheryl was born May 17, 1954 in Manhattan, Kansas to Phillip and Marjorie ‘Morris’ Eckhart. She was raised in Hooper, Nebraska where she attended school. Cheryl was married to Stan Hart with whom she had 2 children Dana and Shawn. She then married Ronald Porter in 1983 with whom she had 2 daughters Katy and Jessy. The family lived in several communities before settling in Scribner. Cheryl was a homemaker and midwife. She was diagnosed with cancer in July of 2014.

Survivors:
Husband – Ronald of Scribner
Son – Shawn (Jacki) Hart of Lyons
Daughters – Kathryn Porter of Scribner
Jessica (Tyler) Graves of Fremont
Son-in-law – DeJay Monson of Craig
11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild
Brothers – Craig Eckhart of Scribner
Kevin (Judi) Eckhart of Fremont
Sister-in-law – Donna Eckhart of Fremont
Mother-in-law – Marilyn Porter of Scribner
Brothers-in-law – Jim (Rita) Porter of Colorado
John (Joanne) Porter of Washington
Rodney Porter of Iowa
Sister-in-law – Gail (Steve) DeRiese of Lincoln
Aunts,Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Dana and brother Chris

Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

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

Jack E. Luther, 94, of Rural Nickerson


Jack E. Luther, age 94, of rural Nickerson
died late Thursday evening (Sept. 3rd) in Dunklau Gardens, Fremont.

Jack was born November 24, 1920 in Winslow, NE to Howard and May (Rodgers) Luther. At an early age he moved with his family to his father’s family farm southeast of Hooper on highway 275. Jack graduated from Hooper High School, then farmed with his father.

He was drafted in to the US Army in May of 1945, serving until December of 1946. He was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal. At the completion of his military service, he returned to the family farm where he was still living. Along with farming, he also was a cattle feeder.

Jack was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hooper where had he served on the church council. He was a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 18 in Hooper. He was a charter member of the Nickerson VFW Post and now a member of VFW Post 10535 of Hooper. He was also a member of the 40 & 8. Jack had served on the school board of district 87. He was a Past Master of Hooper Masonic Lodge No. 72 A.F.& A.M. where he was the Jordan Medal recipient (most years of membership in the lodge) and had received his 70 year pin. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite and Tangier Shrine of Omaha, and Fremont Shrine Club. He was a Past Patron of Hooper’s Friendship Chapter 122, Order of Eastern Star.

On September 3, 1947, Jack was married to Elaine Hartmann in the Salem Lutheran Church of Fremont.

Survivors: wife – Elaine
3 daughters – Susan Luther of Stella, NE, Katherine (David) Bloch of Hooper, and Julie (Leigh)
Schmale of Murdock, NE
2 sons – Paul (Connie) Luther of Omaha and John Luther of Payton, CO.
12 grandchildren – Chad (Valerie) Luther, Brett (Alison) Luther, Todd Luther, Kimberly (Justin)
Kunz, Kristin (Levi) Wettlaufer, Kendra Bloch, Tyler Schmale, Megan Schmale,
Amanda (Matt) Whitt, Charlene (Steven) Wilson, Samantha Luther, Shani Luther
12 great grandchildren
1 brother – William (Carol) Luther of Kilgore, NE
Jack was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law LauDell and Wilbur Leupold, and brother and sister-in-law George and Helen Luther.

The funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Thursday (Sept. 10th) at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hooper, with Rev. Joel Schroeder. The committal will follow in the Hooper Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post 18 and VFW Post 10535. Visitation will be on Wednesday (Sept. 9th) at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel from 3 to 8 PM with a Masonic Service at 7 PM (open to the public). The family will be present from 6 to 8 PM. Memorials are suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hooper Masonic Lodge, and Eastern Star Friendship Chapter.
online guestbook @ http://www.hooper-scribner.com

Jack Luther

Jack Luther

John P. Mohr, 50, of Scribner NE


John P. Mohr age 50 of Scribner passed away  Tuesday July 14 at Fremont Health Medical Center.
Visitation will be Friday with family present from 4pm to 8pm at Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel in Scribner. Graveside service will be held 10:30am Saturday at the Scribner Cemetery with full military honors by the American Legion Post 121 of Scribner; luncheon to follow.

John was born November 8, 1964 in Fremont to Harry and Sally ‘Barron’ Mohr. He was raised in Scribner and graduated from Scribner High School in 1983. He was in the United States Navy from 1983-1987, serving many locations throughout the world. After his time in the Navy he returned to Scribner. John worked as a Maintenance Electrician for D&L from 1988 to 1995 and Smeal Fire Apparatus from 1995 to 2000. He then found his true passion working on boats as a Marine Mechanic working for Woodcliff Marine and then finally at Valley Marine. He married Patty Mahowald on November 7, 1992. They resided south of Scribner but spent most of their spare time at their cabin they built in Decatur on the Missouri river.

Survivors:

Wife – Patty of Scribner

Stepson – Chris (friend Nicole) Weber of New Market, MN

Mother – Sally Mohr of Scribner

Brothers – Jeff (Lola) Mohr of Omaha; Perry (Shari) Mohr of Hooper

Sister – Jill Mohr of Fremont

Father-in-law- Nicholas ‘Bud’ Mahowald of Lakeville, MN

Mother-in-law – Shirley Mahowald of Lakeville, MN

Sisters-in-law – Terry Sutter of Lakeville, MN; Joni (Danny) Anderson of Lakeville, MN

Brothers-in-law – Mike Mahowald of Florida

Nic Mahowald of Albany, MN

Jeff (fiancé Carol) Mahowald of Prior Lake, MN

Best buddy – Dexter

Many nieces and nephews

John was preceded in death by his father, Harry and niece Angie; brother-in-law Rob and sister-in-law Amy.

John Mohr

John Mohr

Joyce E. Rabe, 73, of Surprise AZ Formerly of Arlington NE


Joyce E. Rabe, age 73, of Surprise, Arizona, formerly of the Arlington, Nebraska area passed away Tuesday July 7, 2015 in Arizona.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church east of Winslow. The Rev. Jonathan Ripke will officiate. Burial will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont.  A memorial fund will be determined at a later date.  Online guestbook can be accessed at http://www.ludvigsenmortuary.com.  Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce was born March 5, 1942 in Fremont to Milton and Roma ‘Johnson’ Meier. She was raised in rural Arlington, attended school in Hooper and graduated from Hooper High School in 1959. After high school Joyce worked at Hormel for a short time. She was married to Rodney Rabe on February 24, 1963 in Fontanelle. They farmed together in rural Arlington. Rodney died on November 17, 1994 but Joyce continued to live on the farm. She spent winters in Arizona before finally moving there permanently several years ago. While living in Nebraska Joyce was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hooper, since moving to Arizona she was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West.

Survivors:

Husband – Glen Grumann of Surprise, AZ.

Children – Renee (Michael) Schneider of Papillion

Jeff (LuAnn) Rabe of Arlington

Angie (Chad) Schuler of Gretna

Grandchildren – Trey (Abby) Schneider

Travis Schneider

Dalton Rabe

Kamryn and Brooklyn Schuler

Sister – Mardell (Tom) Wilkins of Fremont

Brother – Marvin (Jodi) Meier of Herman

Sister-in-law – Mary (Jim) Winterstein of Surprise, AZ.

Joyce was also preceded in death by her brother Steven Meier.

Joyce Rabe

Joyce Rabe

Lois A. Bowman, 96, of Hooper NE


Lois A. Bowman, age 96, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Fremont Health Medical Center.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14th , at Elim Lutheran Church in Swaburg.  Burial will follow in the Elim Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel. A memorial fund will be determined at a later date.  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Alma Margaret (Meyer) Bowman was born to J. Herman and Sophie (Wobken) Meyer on May 31, 1919 in rural Dodge County near Uehling, Nebraska. Lois grew up attending District #18 school through 8th grade and then attended Uehling High School, graduating in 1936. Throughout her youth she attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Westside) where she was baptized and confirmed. She helped her family on the farm, taught Sunday school, and sang in the choir. She remained on the family farm with her mother Sophie and brother Chris where she helped her brother farm during WW II and nursed her mother through her final years. After her mother’s death, she moved in with her sister Martha and husband Henry Wobken.

On July 14, 1945, Lois married Melvin Arthur Bowman at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and moved to the Bowman family homestead near Uehling. There she worked as a homemaker, farm wife, and mother. She was active in her church, Elim Lutheran Church (Swaburg), the American Legion Auxiliary, Lutheran Church Women (LCW), the election board, and Dodge County FHA Board.

In later years she enjoyed spending her winters in Arizona near her daughter Joanne, and traveled to Europe several times. She also was an avid china painter, who enjoyed sharing her beautiful work with numerous members of her family and friends. She also played in several bridge card clubs. Lois enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities and sporting events at Logan View with the “grandma brigade.”

She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin A. Bowman, parents; brothers: George, Herbert, Christof, Lawrence, Herman, and Gerald Meyer; sisters: Meta and Anna Meyer, Martha Wobken, Katherine Leona Schutte, Alma Heitshusen, Alice Liston, and Myra Muller.

She is survived by her daughter Joanne K. Bowman of Scottsdale, AZ; son and daughter-in-law Ron and Anita Bowman of Fremont, NE; grand children and spouses, Elizabeth and Ken Halvorsen of Lincoln, NE, Dr. Erik and Crystal Bowman of Madison, WI, Alicia and Dr. Erich Schafer of Cedar Springs, MI; great-grandchildren, Jordan Satter and Kaitlyn Halvorsen of Lincoln, NE, Brigham and Ellianna Schafer of Cedar Springs, MI, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lois Bowman

Lois Bowman

Lois A. Bowman, 96, of Hooper NE


Lois A. Bowman, age 96, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Fremont Health Medical Center.  Services are pending at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel.

Janice D. Nott White, 76, of Hooper NE


Janice D. Nott White, age 76, passed away Sunday May 31, 2015 at Fremont Health Medical Center.  Funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper. Vicar Alma Gast will officiate.  Burial will be in the Hooper Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the church for an hour before the service.  Memorials are suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Access the online guestbook at http://www.hooper-scribner.com.  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Janice was born September 11, 1938 in Flensburg, MN. to Harold and Rosezella Nott.  After stops in Powell, WY., & Scribner, NE. her family settled in Hooper in 1944 where Janice attended school. Janice was active in band, vocal music, and drama in school and graduated from Hooper High School in 1956.

Janice started her working career in Lincoln in 1956 with an insurance company. In Lincoln she met her future husband William White whom she married on April 18, 1959. William was a career person in the U.S. Air Force and he and Janice traveled to Newfoundland, The Azores and Charleston, S.C. Upon his retirement from the service, they settled in Summerville, S.C. and lived there for over 30 years. Janice was employed by Heritage Trust Company during most of those years.

She was preceded in death by her husband in April, 2013, her parents, and one brother, Gary.

Janice is survived by sister, Joan (husband David) Stevens of Bemidji, MN., brothers Richard ‘Dick’ (wife Marilyn) Nott of Fremont, Harold E. ‘Gene’ (wife Marian) Nott of Fremont and many nieces and nephews.

Janice White

Janice White

Joyce Meyer Stroh, 85, of Jackson and Pearl Mississippi


Joyce Meyer Stroh, age 85 a long time resident of Jackson and Pearl, Mississippi, passed away on May 5, 2015.  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Judith Johnson on Wednesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church north of Hooper, where she was baptized, confirmed and married. Visitation is Tuesday, May 12, from 3 – 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 – 8 p.m. at Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel in Scribner, Nebraska.  Online condolences can be send at http://www.hooper-scribner.com.  Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce was born on November 20, 1929 in Hooper, Nebraska, to Anna Osterloh Meyer and Arthur C. Meyer, and attended school in Scribner.  She graduated from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska with a business degree, where she met her husband, Jack Stroh. They were married on June 16, 1951, in Hooper, Nebraska. Jack’s work as an insurance attorney carried them to Omaha, Kansas City, MO and then south to New Orleans and Jackson, where they reared their two children, Jeff and Jana.

Mrs. Stroh retired after 25 years as an Executive Secretary at Mississippi Educational Television where she worked from 1970-1995. She was a devoted and active Lutheran and died a member of Nativity Lutheran Church in Brandon, Mississippi. Joyce was a generous, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her hobbies included sewing, gardening, and traveling with good friends.

Mrs. Stroh is preceded in death by her husband Jack Stroh.

She is survived by her son, Jeff Stroh, of Pearl, Mississippi and her daughter Jana Stroh Burnham (Jon) of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren Nathan Stroh (Kim), Justin Stroh (Rachel), Jennifer Burnham, Jackson Burnham; five great grandchildren: Owen Stroh, Blake Stroh, Taylor Stroh, Caroline Stroh, and Carson Stroh; brother Gene Meyer (Nancy) of Hooper, eight nieces and nephews and their families.

Joyce was born on November 20, 1929 in Hooper, Nebraska, to Anna Osterloh Meyer and Arthur C. Meyer, and attended school in Scribner.  She graduated from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska with a business degree, where she met her husband, Jack Stroh. They were married on June 16, 1951, in Hooper, Nebraska. Jack’s work as an insurance attorney carried them to Omaha, Kansas City, MO and then south to New Orleans and Jackson, where they reared their two children, Jeff and Jana.

Mrs. Stroh retired after 25 years as an Executive Secretary at Mississippi Educational Television where she worked from 1970-1995. She was a devoted and active Lutheran and died a member of Nativity Lutheran Church in Brandon, Mississippi. Joyce was a generous, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her hobbies included sewing, gardening, and traveling with good friends.

Mrs. Stroh is preceded in death by her husband Jack Stroh.

She is survived by her son, Jeff Stroh, of Pearl, Mississippi and her daughter Jana Stroh Burnham (Jon) of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren Nathan Stroh (Kim), Justin Stroh (Rachel), Jennifer Burnham, Jackson Burnham; five great grandchildren: Owen Stroh, Blake Stroh, Taylor Stroh, Caroline Stroh, and Carson Stroh; brother Gene Meyer (Nancy) of Hooper, eight nieces and nephews and their families.

Joyce Stroh

Joyce Stroh

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