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Megan Kay Cameron, 34, of Lyons NE


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Monty “Rex” Preston, 86, of Lyons NE


Monty “Rex” Preston was born to Allen and Gladys (Crowell) Preston September 1, 1931 in Walthill, Nebraska. He passed away May 18th, 2018, at his home in Lyons, Nebraska.

He attended Parks School in rural Rosalie and graduated from Lyons High School in 1950. In December of 1950, he enlisted into the United States Navy. He proudly served 4 years. He was 20 degrees away from traveling completely around the entire world.

On January 7th, 1955, he was married to Donna Mae Swanson in Decatur, Nebraska. They lived most of their lives on a farm raising their 6 children. In later years, he enjoyed working at the Oakland Golf Club and Helena. He was also a member of the VFW, Lyons American Legion and Bethany Lutheran Church. He was also a Mason and Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: Dave, Duane and Kay; and 6 sisters: Betty, Audrey, Shirley, Bev, Margarite, and infant sister; grandchildren: Amy Anderson and Kevin and George Bacon.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; six children: Kim (John) Helzer of Tekamah, Denise (Jeff) Anderson of Lyons, Kristi (Gary) Bacon of Lyons, Janelle McCluskey of Lyons, Don (Shelley) Preston of Wayne and Ron (Lisa) Preston of Firth; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Rick Nelson; sister-in-law, Mary Bacon; numerous nieces and nephews and numerous great grandpuppies.

Pelan Funeral Services of Lyons is in charge of arrangements.

 

Upcoming Events

VISITATION

Monday

May 21st

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church614 Main Street
PO Box 168
Lyons, Nebraska 68038

Prayer Service will start at 7 pm. Family will be receiving friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Tuesday

May 22nd

1:30 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church614 Main Street
PO Box 168
Lyons, Nebraska 68038

Military Honors will be held at the cemetery.

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Lyons Cemetery

Lyons, NE 68038

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR LATER DESIGNATION.

Rex Preston

Megan Kay Cameron, 34, of Lyons


Megan Kay Cameron, 34 years, of Lyons, Nebraska passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa as the result of domestic violence.

Memorial Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services Lyons.

Megan Cameron

Mardelle LaMae (Nelson) Cates, 87, of Omaha NE, Formerly of Lyons NE


Mardelle LaMae (Nelson) Cates , age 87, of Omaha formerly of Lyons, Nebraska passed away May 16, 2018 at Elk Ridge Village in Omaha.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018, 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church in Lyons with burial in the Lyons Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday 1-3 p.m. with family receiving friends and Prayer Service at 3 p.m. all at Pelan Funeral Services Lyons.  Memorials to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons in charge of arrangements.

Mardelle LaMae (Nelson) Cates was born to J. Peter and Ethel (Johnson) Nelson on May 21, 1930 in Oakland, Nebraska. She passed away on May 16, 2018 at Elk Ridge Village in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 87.

Mardelle grew up on a farm west of Lyons, Nebraska. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1947. On January 1, 1948 she married her high school sweetheart, R. Harlan Cates. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage.

Mardelle grew up on a farm west of Lyons, Nebraska. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1947. On January 1, 1948 she married her high school sweetheart, R. Harlan Cates. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage.

Harlan and Mardelle farmed several years before moving to Lyons with their children Sandi and Randy. Mardelle was very active in the First Presbyterian Church, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday and Bible School, serving as a Deacon and belonging to the Mariners group. She also served as a leader in 4-H and Cub Scouts, was a part of Job’s Daughter Council and was an Eastern Star Worthy Matron.

Harlan and Mardelle were very active in the Lyons community, owning Swine Service Specialists, helping start Logan Valley Manor and supporting kids and grandkids as Lyons Lions and Lyons-Decatur Cougars. In later years, Mardelle enjoyed her time with friends and said her granddaughters were her pride and her great grandchildren were her joy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Harlan.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandi (Doug) Anderson; son, Randy (Pam) Cates; four granddaughters, Kristin (Chuck) Lewis, Jennifer (Duane) Bartelt, Stephanie Cates, Sarah (Ryan) Kriss; sister, Darlene (Don) Wiese; great grandchildren, Ryan, Spencer, Grant and Chase Lewis, Carson and Ava Bartelt; many nieces and nephews, cousins and many, many friends.

Mardelle Cates

 

Ann Olson of Lyons NE


Ann Olson, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2018 at her home in Lyons.

Funeral Service pending with Pelan Funeral Services Lyons.

Jo Anne Johnson, 81, of Lyons NE


Jo Anne Johnson was born August 9, 1936 on a farm North of Divide Center, Nebraska, the fourth of six children born to Clarence and May (Peterson) Drummond. She passed away October 4, 2017, at her home in Lyons, Nebraska, at the age of 81 years.

Jo grew up on the family farm and attended Divide Center School. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1953.

On April 17, 1953 Jo and James Johnson were united in marriage. They were blessed with six children; Michael, Mylet, Milan, Jill, Jeffrey and Jerry. Jo and Jim owned the Emerson Tri-County Press from 1967 to 1975. She also worked as a Nurse Aide at Emerson Nursing Home. They moved to Oakland, Nebraska in 1975 and Jo started working at Oakland Heights Nursing Home as an Aide; in 1978 she began her career as Bookkeeper, retiring in May of 2013.

Jo was dedicated to her family. She loved to cook and bake. She dearly loved all her family and friends, and treasured their times together.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons, Nebraska where she served as Deacon and was a PW member. She was baptized and confirmed at the Divide Center Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Magel (Norwood) Rohloff.

She is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Mike (Kathy) Johnson, Mylet (Jeff) Kutchera, Milan (Pam) Johnson, Jill (Brad) Brink, Jeff (Suzanne) Johnson, Jerry Johnson; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary (Leon) Bruns, LaVonne “Bonnie” Rassmussen, Gladys Pipal; brother, Jon (Ronda) Drummond; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

MEMORIAL VISITAION

Monday October 9th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Lyons340 Everett Street
Lyons, Nebraska 68038

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Monday October 9th
11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Lyons340 Everett Street
Lyons, Nebraska 68038

A private family burial will be held.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Anne Johnson

Karen L. Olson, 61, of Lyons NE


Karen L. Olson, age 61, of Lyons, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Oakland Heights in Oakland, Nebraska.  Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons.  Burial will be in the Lyons Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends and Vigil Service at 7 p.m. all at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lyons. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service.  Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons in charge of arrangements.

Karen L. (Lilly) Olson was born to Charles and Betty (Iglar) Lilly on June 30, 1956.  She was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. She passed away on August 16, 2017, at Oakland Heights, from Posterior Cortical Atrophy, a form of Alzheimer’s.

Karen and her family lived in McDonald, PA, before moving to the family farm between Lyons and Decatur, Nebraska when she was two years old. She attended the Bacon Country School down the road. She attended Lyons High School and graduated from Reese and Sybil Beauty School in 1976.

On August 27, 1976, she was married to her high school sweetheart, Mike Olson. They lived in Oakland and Hastings before moving to Lyons where they spent most of their lives. Karen was a beautician and helped Mike by running the office at the alfalfa mill.

Karen was an active member of her church and community until the onset of her Alzheimer’s. Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles; nephew, Joseph; great niece, Lena.

Survivors include her husband, Mike; children: Ryan (Marti) Olson of Arlington, NE, Erin (Travis) Raabe of Lyons, Andrew (Carrie) Olson of Omaha, NE; three grandchildren: Darren, Carter, and Katelyn; mother, Betty Lilly of Lyons; siblings: Jan (Don) Bray of Lyons, Lisa (Mike) Tranmer of Wahoo, NE, Michael (Sue) Lilly of Ceresco, NE; many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Karen Olson

Karen L. Olson, 61, of Lyons NE


Karen L. Olson, age 61, of Lyons, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Oakland Heights in Oakland, Nebraska.

Funeral Service is Pending with Pelan Funeral Services Lyons.

Helen Frangenberg Stoll of Colorado Springs CO Formerly of Lyons NE


Helen Stoll was born October 22, 1945 to Fred and Cecilia Frangenberg in Lyons, Nebraska. She attended Lyons Public Schools through the eighth grade. Helen attended Assumption Academy in Norfolk, graduating in 1964. After graduation she attended nursing school at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Omaha, NE, receiving her LPN, and continued working at St. Joseph’s until moving to Denver, CO. Helen worked at various hospitals and nursing homes in Denver and in the Fort Garland and Alamosa area until she retired.

Helen married Frank toll in Omaha January 27, 1973. One son, Mark, was born to this union.

Helen passed away July 8, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is survived by her husband Frank, of Fort Garland, CO, son Mark (Tina), 3 grandchildren, Omaha, sister Rosanna Frangenberg, Omaha, brother Bob (Ingrid) Frangenberg, Oakland, CA, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Bill, and sisters Mary, Dorothy, Agnes and Catherine.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE

Thursday, August 17th
 11:00 AM
Lyons CemeteryLyons, NE 68038

No Visitation

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Ron Miller, 75, of Lyons NE


Ron Miller, age 75, of Lyons, Nebraska passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at his home in Lyons.

Memorial service will be on Friday, July 7, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Lyons.  Burial will be in the Lyons Cemetery.

Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, from 5-7 pm, with family receiving friends, at Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons is in charge of arrangements.

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