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Dolores “Dee” Jane (Davies) Blanc, 85 of Oakland NE


Dolores “Dee” Jane (Davies) Blanc, age 85 of Oakland, Nebraska passed away September 23, 2018 at Oakland Heights in Oakland, Nebraska. Funeral services will be on Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:30 am at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland, Nebraska with burial in the Oakland Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Thursday, 5-8 pm with family receiving friends at First Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service. Memorials to Oakland-Craig Art Department, Burt County 4-H Kitchen, Burt County Fair Foundation or the Burt County Ag Society.  Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

Dolores “Dee” Jane (Davies) Blanc was born a twin with David Joe Davies, to John & Ethel (Hayes) Davies, on June 12, 1933 in Cody, Wyoming. She passed away September 23, 2018 at Oakland Heights in Oakland, Nebraska.

Dee graduated from Cody High School in 1951 and attended Colorado A & M in Fort Collins, Colorado where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. On March 21, 1954, she was united in marriage to Harold “Buck” Blanc. After his graduation from Veterinary School in 1954, they moved to Oakland to practice veterinary medicine.

To this union were born five children:  Kathy Ray of Tekamah, NE; Mike (Karen) Blanc of Oakland; Sheri (Cary) Ratliff of Knoxville, TN; Max (Cindy) Blanc of Oakland; Melinda (Johnnie) Johnson of rural Craig, NE. Dee had seventeen grandchildren:  Janet (Dan) Becic, Diane (Nik) Beninato, and Holly (Kevin) Loftis; Evian (Andrew) Schindler, Buck (Holly) Blanc, Baker Blanc, Kiley (Andy) Faller, Mallory (Andrey) Rybak, Susanne Blanc, and Mollie Blanc; Grace Carroll (fiancé Jason Williams) and Rose Carroll; Lance (Jeannette) Blanc, Cole (Amber) Blanc, and Luke (Kelly) Blanc; Will (Stephanie) Johnson and Jennie (Stewart) Harbin; three step-grandchildren:  Emily (Barrett) Freeman, Abby Hyslop, Hannah (Adam) Guenther; and twenty-five great-grandchildren.

Dee was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church and the NVMA Auxiliary, she was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She belonged to the Oakland and Nebraska Art Clubs and Oakland Ladies Golf Association. From 1974 to 1983, she was the office manager for Doc’s veterinary practice in Oakland. In 1990, Dee opened DeeLightful Floral Shoppe, also in Oakland.

She enjoyed playing cards in three bridge clubs and Tripoley Club. Her hobbies included painting on canvas, gourds and styrofoam figurines.  She was a seamstress, extremely creative and crafty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, three brothers, her husband, and son-in-law, Curt Ray.

Survivors include her 5 children, 20 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Dolores “Dee” Jane (Davies) Blanc, age 85 of Oakland, Nebraska

 

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Happening at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

This Thursday August 9th Charlie Davis will be here to play the Harmonica at 2:30 pm. Then on Friday August 10th is the Annual Ice Cream Social Fundraiser for the activity department, starting at 7:00 pm there will be entertainment by Ron Schulakump, so come by for some ice cream, homemade pie and coffee. Next week on Monday August 13th we will be taking a Van Ride  at 10:00 am, then on Tuesday August 14th is National Creamsicle day and we will be serving the ice creamsicles at 2:30 pm. On Thursday August 16th is the monthly waffle supper night serving at 5:30 pm, on Friday August 17th is Happy Hour starting at 2:30 pm. and on Saturday August 18th the Rusty Buckets will be here to play at 2:30 pm

Church Service for Sunday August 12th will be given by First Baptist Church at 2:30 pm with a luncheon following service.  On Tuesday August 14th is Catholic Mass at 9:30 am given by Father Paul.

Activities for the week of August 13th to August 18th   are as follows, Manicures, reminiscing group, Sing A Long,   Bingo with Salem, Mike Barger, Bell Choir, Bible Fellowship, Word Games, Let’s Play Ball, Crafty Cooking, Saturday Music Video, and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Judy Nelson, Betty Hanna, Anne Anderson, Mary Donavon, Marge Maller, Sandra Anderson, Nadine Anderson, Monroe Johnson, Kristin Johnson, Sue Schold, Bonnie Fleischman, Dani Moseman, Mike Barger, Clover McCauley, and Makayla Johnson.

Guest Signing the guest book last week was: Brian Goracke, Travis and Mary Stuenkel to see Jene Hightree.

 

 

 

 

 

Darrell W. “Booty” Johnson, 94, of Oakland NE


Darrell W. “Booty” Johnson, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Oakland Heights at the age of 94.

Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Margaret A. Benne, 85, of Oakland NE


Margaret A. Benne, 85 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Oakland Heights in Oakland.

Margaret made the selfless contribution of anatomical donation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Delwin J. Benne, 83, of Oakland NE


Delwin J. Benne, 83 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Oakland Heights, in Oakland.

Funeral Service is Pending with Pelan Funeral Services of Oakland

Happenings at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

This week on Wednesday December 6th the Bell Choir will be performing at 2:30 pm. Then on Friday December 8th is the residents Christmas party, with dinner starting at 6:00 pm followed by entertainment with Wayne Miller and Santa Claus. Then on Saturday December 9th at 3:00 pm in the Nursing Home dining room the UFF Drama Association, Young players with be putting on a play called “The Christmas Train. Next week on Thursday December 14th Charlie Davis will be here to play the Harmonica. On Friday December 15th is Happy Hour starting at 2:30 pm, and on Saturday December 16th the Rusty Buckets will be here at 2:30 pm.

Church Service for Sunday December 10th will be given by Craig/Alder Grove Church at 2:30 pm with a luncheon following service. On Tuesday December 12th is Catholic Mass at 9:30 am given by Father Paul.

Activities for the week of December 4th   to December 9th   are as follows, reading with Suzanne, Manicures, Reminiscing Group, Sing A Long, Game Day,  Bingo the w/Evang. Free ,  Bible fellowship,   Let’s Play Ball , Crafty Cooking, Saturday Video,   and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Suzanne Sanderson, Cover McCauley, Judy Nelson, Dani Moseman, Anne Anderson, Mary Donavon,   Marge Maller, Patty Miller, Candice Fehrer, , Bonnie Fleischman, Kristen Johnson, Monroe Johnson, Sandra Johnson, Nadine Anderson, Sue Beckner, Tom Johnso, and Makayla Johnson.

Guest signing the guest book last week was; Mary Stuenkel and Brain Goracke to see Jene Hightree. Tom and Mary Plageman to see Dorothy Larson.

 

 

 

 

Waffle Supper at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights will be hosting a waffle supper Thursday, November 16th at 5:30 p.m. Stop in and enjoy a delicious meal!

Happenings at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

This next week is the monthly Waffle Supper at 5:30 pm on Thursday November 16th, and on Saturday November 18th the Rusty Buckets will be here to perform at 2:30 pm. Next week on Wednesday November 22nd at 2:30 pm  is our Thanksgiving service given by First Lutheran Church. On Thursday November 23rd is Thanksgiving and the residents will be having a tradition Thanksgiving Day Dinner starting at 11:30 am. On Friday is the Nebraska Football game starting at 3:00 pm.

Church Service for Sunday November 19th  will be given by the Evangelical Free Church at 2:30 pm with a luncheon following service.

Activities for the week of November 20th  to November 25th    are as follows, reading with Suzanne, Manicures, Sing A Long, Game Day,  Bingo the w/Staff, Mike Barger,  Bell choir practice, Saturday Video, Nebraska Football, and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Suzanne Sanderson, Cover McCauley, Judy Nelson, Dani Moseman, Anne Anderson, Mary Donavon, Betty Hanna, Marge Maller, Patty Miller, Bonnie Fleischman, Kristen Johnson, Monroe Johnson, Lola Bridgeford, Nadine Anderson, Sue Beckner, and Makayla Johnson.

Guest signing the guest book last week was; Mary Stuenkel and Brain Goracke to see Jene Hightree. Tom and Mary Plageman to see Dorothy Larson.

 

 

 

Happenings at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

This week on Thursday September 14th Charlie Davis will be here to play his Harmonica at 2:30 pm. and on Friday September 15th is Happy Hour starting at 2:30. Nebraska Football game at 11:00 am on Saturday 16th  it is also Jene Hightree celebrates his birthday on the 16th. Next week on Tuesday September 19th we will be serving Root Beer Floats at 2:30 pm. On Thursday September 21st is our Monthly Waffle Supper, resident’s family can come up and have supper with them, we start serving at 5:30 pm.

Church Service for Sunday September 17th  will be given by the First Baptist Church at 2:30 pm with a luncheon following service.

Activities for the week of September 18th to September 23rd   are as follows, reading with Suzanne, Manicures, Reminiscing Group, Sing A Long, Game Day, Bingo the w/Salem, Mike Barger, Reading Group, Bible Fellowship, Word Games, Let’s Play Ball, Crafty Cooking, Friday Bingo, Saturday Video, Nebraska Football, and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Suzanne Sanderson, Cover McCauley, Nadine Anderson, Kathy Rennerfeldt, Marilee Groth, Judy Nelson, Dani Moseman, Anne Anderson, Patty Miller, Marge Maller, Shirley Olson, and Makayla Johnson.

Guest signing the guest book last week was; Mary Stuenkel and Brain Goracke to see Jene Hightree.

 

 

Happenings at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

This week on Thursday September 7th we will be having a 30-year Staff Anniversary party for Judy Schernikau at 2:30 pm.  On Saturday September 9th, it’s another Nebraska game at 3:30 pm. Then on Sunday is Grandparents Day and we will be having a Grandparents Day Potluck at noon, Family members are invited to come and have dinner with their loved ones. It is a potluck so please bring a potluck dish if you are planning on coming. Next week on Monday September 11th is our monthly Volunteer Executive Meeting at 2:30pm. Thursday September 14th Charlie Davis will be here to play his Harmonica at 2:30 pm. and on Friday September 15th is Happy Hour starting at 2:30. We have two residents celebrating Birthday’s Violet McCartney on September 12th and Jene Hightree on September 16th.

There will be no Church service next Sunday due to the Grandparents Day Potluck Dinner. On Tuesday September 12th is Catholic Mass given by Father Paul at 9:30 am.

Activities for the week of September 11th to September 16th   are as follows, reading with Suzanne, Manicures, Sing A Long, Game Day, Bingo the w/Evang. Free, Mike Barger, Show n Share, Bible Fellowship, Let’s Play Ball, Crafty Cooking, Saturday Video, Nebraska Football, and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Suzanne Sanderson, Cover McCauley, Bonnie Fleischman, Nadine Anderson, Kristin and Monroe Johnson,  Sue Beckner, Judy Nelson, Dani Moseman, Betty Hanna, Anne Anderson, Patty Miller, Marge Maller, Mary Donavon, and Makayla Johnson.

Guest signing the guest book last week was; Mary Stuenkel and Brain Goracke to see Jene Hightree. Mary Plageman to see Dorothy Larson.

 

 

 

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