Kirk Slaughter, 49, of Hololulu Hawaii, Formerly of Lyons NE

Kirk Slaughter, 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii formerly of Lyons, Nebraska passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 due to an accident involving a boat at the Waianae Small Boat Harbor in Hawaii.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender, Nebraska.

Kirk Slaughter


Elaine M. (Mueller-Stuckenschmidt) Moeller, 91, of Pender NE

Elaine M. (Mueller – Stuckenschmidt) Moeller, 91, of Pender, NE passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 03, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Pender, NE; Pastor Robert Schilling will be officiating.  Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Pender.  Visitation will be 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender.  Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Elaine M. Mueller was born March 10, 1926 at her home in rural Pender to Willie and Louise (Kratke) Mueller.  She was baptized on April 22, 1926 and confirmed on June 18, 1939 in Pender.  She attended and graduated from Pender High School in 1944.  On November 23, 1947 Elaine married Melvin Stuckenschmidt in Pender.  To this union the couple had two children.  Together the couple lived and farmed southwest of Pender.  In 1975, they moved into town and continued farming until Melvin passed away.  On February 10, 1998 Elaine married Roland Moeller, together the couple farmed with Roland’s son Randy.

Elaine enjoyed bowling league, decorating cakes, card parties, square dancing, ballroom dancing, gardening and her flowers beds.   She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hospital Auxiliary, Pioneer Center, Jolly Fifteen Club, L.W.M.L. and L.L.L.

Elaine is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Mark) Trimble of West Point, NE; grandsons, Matt (Janet) Trimble of Pender, Aaron (Sara) Trimble of Pender, Daniel (Kristia) Trimble of Pender, and Stephen (Megan) Trimble of Cottondale, FL; step-son, Randy Moeller of Pender; and 13 great grandchildren.

Elaine is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Louise Mueller; husbands, Melvin Stuckenschmidt and Roland Moeller; son, Duane Stuckenschmidt; brother, Marvin Mueller.

Larry Pullen, 86, of Bancroft NE

Larry Pullen, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Oakland Heights in Oakland, NE.

Funeral services are pending with Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft, NE.

Nancy Hampson, 63, of Emerson NE

Nancy Hampson, 63, of Emerson, NE, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender, NE.

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

Joan Beutler, 84, of Pender NE

Joan C. Beutler, 84, of Pender, NE died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender, NE.

Funeral services for Joan are currently pending with Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Pender.

Marvin Heise, 91, of Pender NE

Marvin Clarence Heise, 91, of Pender, NE passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Old Mill Rehab in Omaha, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Pender, NE; with Father Paul Ortmeier Celebrating Mass and Father Gerald Leise Co-Celebrating Mass. Visitation will be held 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church with a Wake service starting at 5:00 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery in Bancroft, NE. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender, Nebraska.

Georgene (Brehmer) Fuller, 85, of Pender NE

Georgene (Brehmer) Fuller, 85, of Pender, Nebraska passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walthill, NE; Pastor Brion Tolzman will be officiating. Visitation will be Monday, March 13, 2017 at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Pender. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home of Pender, NE is in charge of arrangements.

Georgene was born September 12, 1931 in Bancroft, NE to Emil and Lizzie (Stuckenschmidt) Brehmer. She was baptized October 4, 1931 and confirmed June 17, 1945 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pender by Reverend Robert Kruse. She married Francis “Barney” Fuller of Bancroft, NE on August 9, 1953 at St. John’s Lutheran Church by Reverend H. L. Hennig. Georgene worked at the sale barn as a cook where she became famous was her pies. She started working there in 1972 and for G and G Catering since 1983. She was a member of the Ladies Aid since 1963, the Red Hat Club, and the Neighbor Card Club. Georgene and Barney were also a 4-H leader since 1965.

Georgene is survived by her sons; Harvey Lee of Elkland, MO, Lonnie Gene (Diane) of Elkland, MO, daughter; Cheryl Lynn (Steve) Utech of Sioux City, IA, grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Georgene is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francis; a step grandchild, Jason Utech; sisters, Violet Paulson and Deloris Abendroth; and brothers, LeRoy Brehmer and Marlin Brehmer.

Violet C. (Johnson) Robison, 95, of Pender

Violet C. (Johnson) Robison, 95, passed away on February 26, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender; with Pastor Beverly Rautenberg-Panko officiating.  Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery in Pender.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the Pender Public Library.  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Vi was born on September 2, 192l at home on a farm near Pender, Nebraska to William and Frances (Brandt) Weddingfeld.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and later became a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran church.

She graduated from Pender High School. She earned a teaching degree at Wayne State College and began teaching near Walthill, Nebraska.  During World War II, she worked at a defense plant in Omaha making crystals for walkie-talkie radios.  Vi married Harry Johnson, Jr. on February 2, 1946.

Vi returned to teaching in the 1960s.  She taught in several rural districts in the surrounding Pender area.  She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where she enjoyed quilting and bible study with her Circle group.  She was an active member of ESA for many years.  Vi loved to dance and loved to tell the story that her first husband Johns learned to dance so he could date her.  Vi loved to read and travel abroad.  Her other love was gardening.  Planting and weeding in her garden until she was 91 years old kept her young and active.
Vi is survived by her daughters, Melodye (Dale) Olson of Omaha, NE, Meridee (Alan) Richards of Chicago, IL, Marvalee (Art) Nakata of Thornton, CO; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; Cory (Catherine) Olson and their daughters, Sophia and Samantha; Ryan (Liza) Olson; Bret Olson and his daughters, Mackenzie and Josie; Kate (Mike) Wheeler and their daughters, Rose and Keira; Zachary Richards and his son Scott; and her only surviving sibling  William Weddingfeld, Jr.
Preceding Vi in death were her parents; her first husband Harry Johnson, Jr. and her second husband Harry Robison; brothers, Wilbur and  Merlyn Weddingfeld; sisters, Madeline Barker, Myra Watson, Betty Bressler, Genene Busch; an infant brother; grandson Bret Olson’s wife Sarah.

John Edward Snyder, 63, of Rosalie NE

John Edward Snyder, 63, of Rosalie, Nebraska died Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Omaha, NE.  Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Winnebago, NE; Father Mark Beran will be celebrating mass. Memorial visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender, NE. Burial will be at the cemetery in Walthill NE, with a dinner directly following in Rosalie NE  at the town hall.  Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender.


John was born on March 31, 1953 to John and Lois (Ross) Snyder in Decatur, NE.  John attended St. Augustine’s Indian Mission School from kindergarten through 8th grade and graduated from Winnebago High School in 1972.  John then attended a trade school in Omaha, NE to become a mechanic. He married Robin Woten in 1974, to this union, three children were born.


During John’s life he was a mechanic, drove school bus for Winnebago Schools, worked for Thurston County Roads Department and HCI.  He spent many years of his life playing slowpitch softball, hosting many fish fry fund raisers and always involved in his community.  In 1998, John and Robin opened Snyder’s Pub in Rosalie.  Snyder’s Pub is a place where friends and family meet to enjoy watching Husker games. John was an avid Husker Sports, Duke Basketball, Bears Football and Yankee Baseball fan.  He also enjoyed collecting things and going to flea markets all over the country including an annual trip to Rutledge, MO.  John was kind hearted and would give the shirt off his back to anyone and spent his life helping others.  John was known to many as “Papa” John, Brother, and “Daga”. The greatest love of his life was his family especially his children, grandchildren, friends, and extended family.


John is survived by his wife, Robin; sons, Chris (fiance Christine Cook) Snyder, Justin (Megan) Snyder; daughter, Brittnie (Sam) Dick; grandchildren, Christopher, Jr., Michael, Darwin, Isaiah, Colleen, JuRay, Brooklyn, Tavian, Kenyan, Kailynn, Jordan, Braylon, Donovan, Jaya, Samryn, Saigen, Corey, and Tobyn.  He is also survived by a nephew, Darwin (Susan) Snyder and  their children;  Jason, Teisha and Keisha; and a niece, Jan (Monty) Hawk.


John was proceeded in death by his parents, John and Lois; brothers, Wendal “Butch”, Joseph, Lawarence “Punch”; sister, Mary Lou Neill; father-in-law, Richard Woten; brother-in-law, Richard Woten, Jr., brother-in-law Arlin E. Neill

John Snyder

John Snyder

Visitation for Robert Watson Rescheduled

Event Rescheduled Saturday – Visitation for Robert D. Watson has been rescheduled to Saturday at 12:30pm at the church.
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