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Bryan Eisenhauer, 48, of Bellingham WA


Bryan Julius Eisenhauer, age 48, of Bellingham, Washington passed away Thursday, September1, 2016, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beemer. Minnick Funeral Home in Beemer in charge of arrangements.

Bryan was born March 30, 1968 to Sten and Jeanette(Lamprecht) Eisenhauer.

He married Amy Oswald, of Pilger, NE on July 29, 1993.

Bryan is survived by his wife Amy and children Andrew and Claire of Bellingham, WA. Mother, Jeanette Eisenhauer of Beemer, Sisters: Debra and husband Allen Lambrecht of Beemer; Dixie and husband Jim Oligmueller of Atkinson, NE; Rhonda and husband Curtis Vavra of Decatur, NE. Brothers: Douglas and wife Lana Eisenhauer, Todd Eisenhauer, Scott Eisenhauer, Kyle and wife Pam, all of Beemer; Wade and Amy Eisenhauer of Wisner, NE and Troy and Shelly Eisenhauer of West Point, NE. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bryan was preceded in death by his father Sten, his grandparents and his nephew Matthew.

Bryan Eisenhauer

Bryan Eisenhauer

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Shawn Liermann, 42, of Omaha NE


Memorial services for Shawn Liermann age 42 of Omaha, NE will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk with interment in the Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner.

Shawn passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 in Omaha, NE.

Shawn Ray “Homer” Liermann was born on April 5, 1974 at West Point, NE to Larry and Marlene (Lehman) Liermann. Homer was baptized in 1974 in Beemer, NE and later confirmed in 1987 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE. He attended Wisner-Pilger Public Schools and attained his GED in 1993. At the age of 20, he was involved in an auto accident and for the last five years at QLI in Omaha, NE.

Homer loved to play cards, hunting, fishing, watching movies and football, and guns.

Survivors include-
Father- Larry and Deb Liermann of Wisner, NE
Mother-Marlene and Stan Kellen of Madison, NE
Sister-Julie Smith of Uehling, NE
Brother-Shane and Lynn Liermann of Dumfries, VA
Sister-Teresa Liermann of Plainview, NE
Sister-Stephanie and Gregg Edwards of Denver, CO
Step-Brothers- JD Siefken of Lincoln, NE
Adam and Pam Siefken of Hinesville, GA
Step-Sister-Angela and Todd Nance of McChord, WA
Nieces and Nephews

Homer was preceded in death by his grandparents and a brother-in-law-David Smith.

Darlene Olsen, 82, of West Point NE


Darlene Olsen, age 82, of West Point, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Premier Estates in West Point, NE. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in West Point, NE.  Interment will follow the luncheon in the Wisner Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point and will continue on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.  Minnick Funeral Home in West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Darlene F. (Woldt) Olsen was born December 31, 1932 at Wisner, NE to Herman and Elma (Field) Woldt. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE. On September 10, 1950, she was united in marriage to Donald Olsen at the Grace Lutheran Church in West Point, NE. Darlene had worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital, which later became St. Francis Memorial Hospital, prior to working at the Oakland Memorial Hospital. She then worked as the office nurse for Dr. Rodin, Dr. Hadley and Dr. Peterson in Oakland and later at the Dinklage Medical Clinic in West Point. Darlene took surgical technician training at Clarkson Hospital and worked in surgery at Oakland Memorial Hospital. She later helped at the Kuzelka-Minnick Funeral Home in West Point until her retirement.

Darlene was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in West Point, NE.

Survivors include-Husband- Donald Olsen of West Point, NE
Sons-
Larry and wife Sarah Olsen of Lakeside, CA and family-
Jeffrey and Carrie Olsen and son Deamion
Kristopher and Gina Olsen and family- Hannah and daughter
Ameya, Jessica, Bradley, Shawn & Eva
Raymond and Katrina Olsen and family-Makenzie, Ryleigh, &
Jameson
Greg and wife Jean Olsen of Omaha, NE and family-
Katrina and William Woodward and family-Kamryn & Korben
Trenton and Krystle Olsen
Grant Olsen and fiancée Sara Dworak
Daughter-in-law- Cheryl Ross of Lenexa, KS and son
Aaron Olsen
Sister- Mary and Orven Lueshen of West Point, NE
Brother- Roy and Gloria Woldt of Cozad, NE

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, son-Kevin in 1993, one brother in infancy, brother-Fred Woldt, and a sister-Alice Quick.

Darlene Olsen

Darlene Olsen

Shelly Russman, 52, of Wisner NE


Shelly Russman, age 52, of Wisner, Nebraska passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in her home on December 5, 2015, after a valiant fight with colon cancer.  Funeral services for will be on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE.  Interment will be in the Bancroft Cemetery following the luncheon in the church basement.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and will continue on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.  Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is in charge of arrangements.

Shelly Ranae (Pulfrey) Russman was born on October 15, 1963, in Britton, South Dakota, to Quinten and Elizabeth (Kenny) Pulfrey. Shelly grew up in the small town of Amherst, South Dakota, where she enjoyed attending school and dressing up her kittens in her baby doll clothing. She grew up with three siblings: two older sisters, Susan and Teresa, and a younger brother, Win.

On November 15, 1980 she married Mark Alan Russman. The couple had their first child, Tanner, and moved to Ellinwood, Kansas, where they resided for five years. Shelly then had a set of identical twin boys, Wyatt and Garrett. The couple moved back to Wisner, Nebraska, and in 1997, had their youngest child and only daughter, Keeley.

Shelly loved her family and was extremely proud of them. She enjoyed attending all her children’s and grandchildren’s activities, which included 4-H and numerous school activities. She spent countless hours in the barn helping her kids with their show cattle. She enjoyed caring for her pets, which included several chickens, dogs, and cats. Shelly also loved spending time making arts & crafts with her grandchildren, and she was constantly displaying their artwork on the refrigerator.

Shelly was a very dedicated mother, grandmother, wife, sister, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law. Family meant everything to Shelly. She fought a courageous battle, and she left behind many loving and lasting memories with everyone that she touched.

She is survived by her loving husband Mark; her children Tanner (Tami), Wyatt (Jill), Garrett, and Keeley; grandchildren Dylan, Jocelyn, Adelle, and Sawyer, all of Wisner; her sisters Susan and Teresa, and brother Win of South Dakota; her mother, Elizabeth Pulfrey, also of South Dakota; her mother-in-law, Carmen Russman, of Rosalie; and by a large, loving extended family.

Shelly was preceded in death by her father, Quinten Pulfrey; her father-in-law Dallas Russman; and an infant sister, Carrol Grace.

Shelly Russman

Shelly Russman

Dennis Carlson, 69, of West Point NE


Dennis Carlson, age 69, of West Point, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Premier Estates in West Point, Nebraska.  Memorial services will be on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Point, NE.  Interment with Military Honors will be in the Bancroft Cemetery following the lunch.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be directed to the family for future designation.  Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis Roy Carlson was born on June 4, 1946 at West Point, NE to Roy and Gertrude (Kloth) Carlson.  He grew up in the Bancroft area, graduated from Bancroft High School, and attended Wayne State College.  He served in the Air Force from 1969-1973 during the Vietnam Conflict as an Air Cargo Specialist.  On February 16, 1974, he was united in marriage to Jill Buckman.  The couple moved to Arlington, VA for three and a half years, while Jill was stationed at the Pentagon.  They returned to West Point, where Dennis was an Auto Technician for Paus Motors in West Point and later for DJ Motors in Wisner.

Dennis was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, was a life member of VFW Post #4912, where he had served as the Chaplain for several years, and was a member of the West Point Sportsman’s Club, serving on the board for many years.  Dennis loved the outdoors, whether it was at the Sportsman’s Club, fishing and camping with his family, or hunting pheasants.  He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards and the last several years playing games on the computer.  Dennis was never one to sit still and loved spending time with his grandchildren and children in general.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Jill, of West Point, NE; son Chris and Jamie Carlson and family Taylor, Kelsey, and Brandon of Guthrie Center, IA; son Tim and Shawna Carlson of Herman, NE; sister Karen and Lyle Soenksen of West Point, NE; sister Karlene and Dave Gruoner of Linn, KS; brother Roy and Jennifer Carlson of Bancroft, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.

Dennis Carlson

Dennis Carlson

Oma Breitbarth, 86, of West Point NE


Oma Breitbarth age 86 of West Point, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point. Private memorial services will be held at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point.

Oma Lee Breitbarth was born on April 22, 1929 at Scribner, NE to Walter and Leona (Henrichson) Miller. She attended Dodge Co. Rural School District #12 and graduated from Scribner High School. Oma helped her father on the family farm prior to her marriage.

On January 26, 1958, she was united in marriage to Arthur Breitbarth at the United Lutheran Church in Scribner, NE. The couple farmed ten miles west of Bancroft until moving to West Point in 1994. On the farm Oma was an active farm wife and raised her laying hens.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pender. Oma enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and baking pies especially.

Survivors include-

Husband-Art Breitbarth of West Point, NE
Daughter- Pamela and husband Kirk Watts of Omaha, NE
Son- Gale Breitbarth of Fremont, NE
Grandchildren- Jessica, Taylor & Kaleigh
Great Grandson- Charles
Sister- Opal Wooldrik of West Point, NE

Oma was preceded in death by her parents.

Erwin Groth, 93, of West Point NE


Erwin Groth, age 93, of West Point, NE passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Premier Estates of West Point. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Minnick Funeral Home with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, August 17th from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. with family present. Pastor Steve Hoden of Salem Covenant of rural Oakland is officiating. Memorial are suggested to the West Point Fire Department or the Cuming Co. Fair Foundation in Erwin’s name for improved handicap accessibility. Arrangements by Minnick Funeral Home in West Point.

Erwin Groth was born on August 25, 1921 on the farm northeast of West Point to Bill and Minnie (Wickert) Groth. He would have been 94 in a couple of weeks. Erwin attended Cuming Co. Rural School through the 8th grade. He entered the Army on September 13, 1946 at Ft. Crook, NE as a truck driver. He was honorably discharged April 27, 1947 and received the World War II Victory Medal.

Erwin married Ruth Grunke, an avid bowler he met at his bowling alley, on June 15, 1952. He was engaged in farming and trucking. Four children were born to this union.

In 1963, Erwin lost both arms in a farm accident. He learned to persevere through using prosthetic hooks and could do just about anything except put on his socks. He never used this accident as a handicap, although he was classified as 100% disabled.

One of his great passions was the West Point Fire Department and continued to serve on the department after the accident. He had served for over 50 years and for some of that time with two of his sons, Jim and Scott.

In their retirement years, Erwin and Ruth enjoyed attending sporting events of all kinds. They loved Nebraska Cornhusker football, attending games when they could and never missed a game on the television.

Erwin is survived by sons, Jim (wife Marilee) of Oakland; Scott Groth of West Point; Stan (wife Jean) of Pilger; and daughter Mary Groth of Ashland City, TN. He has two grandchildren, Tyler Groth of Lincoln and Emilee Groth of Norfolk, along with three nephews and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ruth, in 2002, brother-in-law-Warren Grunke, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clinton and Ardene Grunke, and a nephew Richard Grunke.

Erwin Groth

Erwin Groth

Cheri Nelson, 67, of Wisner NE


Cheri Nelson, age 67, of Wisner, Nebraska passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at her home.  Funeral services will be on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE.  Interment will be in the Wisner Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE.  Arrangements by Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner.

Cheri was born November 26, 1947 to Lester and Stella (Dieriex) Gilliam at Rushville, NE.  She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Rushville.  She attended Rushville Elementary School and graduated from Rushville High School in 1966.  Cheri attended Lincoln School of Commerce and received a degree as a legal secretary in 1968.

On December 28, 1968, she married Claire E. Nelson of Craig, NE at the United Methodist Church in Rushville.  The settled in Sioux City, IA, where she worked at a local legal firm while Claire finished his degree at Morningside College following his military training.  She later worked for Farm Credit Services in Norfolk for more than 31 years.

Cheri was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner, where she served on the memorial committee and was a member of WELCA.  She was also an active quilt maker with the sew and sew group at church.  Her artistic, baking and sewing talents were shared with her daughter Charisee and sons Chris and Chad during their 4-H years in Madison and Cuming County fairs.  She loved to garden and sold produce at Farmer’s Markets and roadside stands.  She loved to cook for her family and friends.  She was a member of the Xi Gamma Alpha sorority for 37 years and served in several capacities as well as “queen”.  She and Claire were members of the 49’ers Square Dance Club for many years.

She is survived by her husband Claire of over 46 years, son Chad and his wife Jenifer of Dodge, NE, son Christopher and friend Ricki Broady and granddaughter Payton, whom was the joy of her life, all of Brock, NE, sisters Patricia Joan of Mission Viego, CA and Phyliss Anderson of Rushville, NE, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Cherisee Ann in 1991 and sister Donna Lehman Platt.

Cheri was so loved by her family and friends.  She was a brave and strong fighter in her long battle with cancer for nearly five years.  She so loved her supporter in her fight including her friends, family, doctors, nurses, dialysis staff and so many more.  God bless them one and all and God Bless Cheri!

Cheri Nelson

Cheri Nelson

Sharleen Remmers, 72, of Omaha NE


Sharleen Remmers, age 72, of Omaha, Nebraska passed away on June 26, 2015 at CHI-Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Minnick Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Sharleen O. (Smith) Reznicek Remmers was born on Feb. 6th 1943 to Clinton & Beatrice Smith in West Point, NE.  She was united in marriage to Marvin Reznicek on June 18th 1960. They had 3 children, Deann, Rick & Dawn.

They owned “The Wood Pile” Antiques as well as the Carpenter/Reznicek Antique Show in Lincoln for many years.

On Feb. 26th 1989 she married Terry Remmers. They later moved To Omaha.

Preceded in death by her Daughter Deann Reznicek, Husband Marvin Reznicek,  Father Clinton Smith, and Brother Les Smith.

Survived by Mother Beatrice Smith, Hooper, NE. Husband Terry Remmers, Omaha. Son Rick Reznicek Lincoln, Daughter Dawn & Gil James Erie, CO. Granddaughter Lindsey & Jared Martinez Erie, CO. Step daughter LeAnn & Bryce Hamner Hickman, NE. Sister Gere & Bob Frickenstein West Point, and Sister in law Deb Smith West Point

As well as many Nieces & Nephews and step grandchildren.

Sharleen Remmers

Sharleen Remmers

Gwen Kaup, 57, of West Point NE


Memorial services for Gwen Kaup age 57 of West Point, NE will be on Thursday, July 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point, NE. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, NE.

Gwen passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015 at her home.

Gwen Faye Kaup was born July 27, 1957 at Pender, NE to Harry and Lola (Peterson) Persson. She attended Cuming Co. Rural School District #22 and graduated from West Point High School in 1975. On June 2, 1979, she was united in marriage to Jeff Kaup at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point. Gwen worked for various businesses in West Point and for the last 20 years has been employed at CharterWest National Bank.

Gwen was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, helping with the Cuming Co. Relay for Life, and was a member of the West Point Optimist Club. She loved spending time with her family, attending everyone’s activities, camping, and helping her family with fundraisers at Christmas time. Gwen could always be seen with a smile and her laughter filled the room.

Survivors include-
Husband- Jeff Kaup of West Point, NE
Son-Dustin and Jamie Kaup of West Point, NE and children-Allie and Riley
Daughter-Megan Kaup of Omaha, NE
Parents- Harry and Lola Persson of West Point, NE
Siblings and their families- Nadine and Robert Hagedorn of West Point, NE
Dudley and Diane Persson of Oakland, NE
Shellie and Randy Wietfeld of West Point, NE
Ilene and Brian Evert of Omaha, NE
Kellee and Monte Pflueger of Norfolk, NE
Kevin and Lori Persson of Bancroft, NE
Kyle and Judy Persson of West Point, NE
Lisa and Pat Yosten of West Point, NE
Deb and Bob Yosten of West Point, NE
Donna and Ryan Voelker of Newcastle, WY
Penny Grovijohn of Wisner, NE
Paula and Brian Christianson of Elkhorn, NE
Jennifer and Jamie Bumgardner of Gretna, NE

Gwen was preceded in death by her grandparents.

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Gwen Kaup

Gwen Kaup

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