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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

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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.

Rocky William Jefferson of Lyons NE


Rocky William Jefferson was born October 9, 1956 to Gail and Shirley (Duffield) Jefferson in Ainsworth, Nebraska. He passed away in his home May 26, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.

Rocky lived in many parts of Nebraska and Kansas. He moved to Tekamah, Nebraska where he reconnected with Helen Schlueter. Rocky and Helen were married on October 19, 2002. He then moved to Lyons, Nebraska where he lived the rest of his days with his loving wife and dog, Buddy.

Rocky was a man with many talents. He worked construction most of his life and also drove truck. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his many friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gail and Shirley Jefferson; brother, Patrick “Chip” Jefferson; grandparents and uncles.

He leaves behind his wife, Helen Jefferson and his dog, Buddy; many brothers and sisters, Michael Jefferson, Kathy (Dewayne) Park, Randy Schlueter, Nancee Root-Cuba; many children, Nicholas (Jennifer), Rachel, Dustin (Stephanie), Jill, Angela (Dave); many grandchildren, Isaac, Azlyn, Archer, Devon, Micha, Cole, Bridget, Preston and Tavion; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday June 3rd
4:00 PM
Brink ParkLyons, NE 68038

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Rocky Jefferson

Rocky Jefferson of Lyons NE


Rocky Jefferson, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away Friday, May 27, 2017 at his home in Lyons.

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday June 3rd
4:00 PM
Brink Park
Lyons, NE 68038
Memorial Contribution:

TO THE FAMILY FOR LATER DESIGNATION.

Rocky Jefferson of Lyons, NE


Rocky Jefferson, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away Friday, May 27, 2017 at his home in Lyons.

Funeral Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Pauline Glick, 94, of Loveland CO Formerly of Lyons NE


Pauline Emelia Glick, age 94,  of Loveland, CO, formerly of Lyons, NE, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado.

Graveside services & burial will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Lyons Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons on Friday from 10-11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to animal rescue organizations in her name.

Pelan Funeral Home in Lyons in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Glick

Donald K. Haeffner, 83, of Decatur NE


Donald K. Haeffner, 83 years, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday April 12, 2017 at his family home.

VISITATION

Tuesday April 18

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pelan Funeral Services Lyons204 Main Street
Lyons, NE 68038

Family will be receiving friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Wednesday April 19
10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church603 4th Avenue
Decatur, Nebraska 68020

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Hillcrest Cemetery

Decatur, Nebraska 68020

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