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Dorothy H. Novotny, 81, of Oakland NE


Dorothy H. Novotny, 81, of Oakland, NE, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Oakland Mercy Hospital.

Dorothy was born October 18, 1936, in Wasau, NE, to John and Pearl (Forney) Hensley. Dorothy graduated from Fremont High School. She married Don Novotny on March 1, 1957, in Fremont. They resided in Fremont, Wahoo, Omaha, and Oakland.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening, homemaking, cats, and interacting with people.

She is survived by her husband, Don of Oakland; sons, Scott (Sharon) Novotny of Chesapeake, Virginia and Dan Novotny of Omaha, NE; daughter, Amy (Randy) Sohm – Vanbeek of Omaha; daughter in law, Janine Novotny of Oakland; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Novotny; 5 sisters; and 3 brothers.

The funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Chaplain Scott Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior the service on Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Dorothy Novotny

Mildred “Millie” E. Sandquist, 94, of Oakland NE


Mildred “Millie” E. Sandquist, 94 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland.

Funeral Service is pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

Delbert “Del” Peterson of Oakland NE


Delbert “Del” Peterson, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland.

Memorial services pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

Donna F. Baldwin, 80, of Oakland NE


Donna F. Baldwin, 80 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland.

Funeral Service is pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Durwood Kent Bunderson, 84, of Oakland NE


Durwood Kent Bunderson was born on March 15, 1932 in rural Burt County, Nebraska to Oscar and Dorlene (Lester) Bunderson. Kent passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland, NE.

Kent spent most of his life serving his friends, family and community in Burt County. Kent worked for Northwestern Bell for nearly 33 years as a union employee and installed the first dialed telephone in Fremont, NE.

Upon his retirement from Northwestern Bell, Kent and Myra (Gatzemeyer) enjoyed traveling and fishing. For many years they wintered in Florida.

Often Kent’s catches were the main course of numerous fish fries he cooked and served his family and friends.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was a loyal, honest and hardworking man who treasured his friends and family.

Kent was loved and will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three siblings: Lester, Jim and Jeanne.

Kent is survived by his wife, of 43 years, Myra of Oakland; five children: Janet (Lee) Bunderson of Camdenton, MO, Kathy (Jo) Peterson of Omaha, NE, William (Eric) Bunderson of Omaha, Sandra Hille Weisman of Columbia, MO, Larry Hille of Fremont, NE; 12 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

Visitation is Tues., June 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland with family receiving friends.

The Funeral Service is Wed., June 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.

Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial is in the Craig Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Kent Bunderson

Kent Bunderson

 

Robert “Skeeter” Deemer, 69, of Tekamah NE


Robert “Skeeter” Deemer, 69 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Tues., April 12th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. The family will also be receiving friends during this time.

The Memorial Service will be Wed., April 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials are Suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Robert "Skeeter" Deemer

Robert “Skeeter” Deemer

Oakland Mercy Hospital Updates Facility in 2014


Oakland Mercy Hospital did some remodeling and updating in 2014. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland Mercy Hospital did some remodeling and updating in 2014. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Hospital, Steiny’s, KB Lawn and Green Lantern at Fair Parade


Oakland Mercy Hospital, Steiny's General Store, KB Lawn and Green Lantern had great entries at the fair parade. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland Mercy Hospital, Steiny’s General Store, KB Lawn and Green Lantern had great entries at the fair parade. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Oakland Mercy Hospital to Have Open House


Oakland Mercy Hospital invites everyone to attend an open house tomorrow (Thurs.) from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The hospital has undergone several renovations and is offering a tour to all in attendance.

“The tour will feature the new mammography and dexa scan room, the expansion of the emergency room and the renovated treatment rooms,” said Mona Tanksley, Director of Health Information Management at Oakland Mercy Hospital.

Come with an appetite! “Grilled hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served to those attending,” Mona stated.

The hospital staff is excited to show off their renovations to the public. “We hope to see everyone at our open house,” said John Werner, Oakland Mercy Hospital Administrator.

One of the remodeled rooms at Oakland Mercy Hospital. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

One of the remodeled rooms at Oakland Mercy Hospital. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The waiting room has been moved down the hall and also has a coffee bar. Photo Credit for both/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The waiting room has been moved down the hall and also has a coffee bar. Photo Credit for both/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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This is an extension to the emergency room, that also has sliding glass doors to close it off from the rest of the emergency room. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

This is an extension to the emergency room, that also has sliding glass doors to close it off from the rest of the emergency room. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

This is the mammogram room, located in the old waiting room. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

This is the mammogram room, located in the old waiting room. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

This stained glass picture was made by Rita Going, a nurse at Oakland Mercy Hospital. It is in the mammogram room. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

This stained glass picture was made by Rita Going, a nurse at Oakland Mercy Hospital. It is in the mammogram room. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

These paintings are on display, and for sale, at the hospital. The Logan Valley Artists, based out of Creative Connection in Oakland, paint them. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

These paintings are on display, and for sale, at the hospital. The Logan Valley Artists, based out of Creative Connection in Oakland, paint them. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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