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James Stearnes of Oakland NE


James Stearnes of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at his home in Oakland.

Funeral Services pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

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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

 

Norm Case of Oakland


Norm Case, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland.

Funeral Service is pending.

Maurice “Moe” Johnson, 72, of Oakland NE


Maurice “Moe” Johnsonage 72, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at his home in Oakland.

Funeral service will be Monday, June 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Oakland Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services Oakland. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials to the family for later designation.

Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland is in charge of arrangements.

Janice J. Schroeder, 86, of Lincoln Ne, Formerly of Oakland and Lyons NE


Janice J. Schroeder, age 86, of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly of both Lyons and Oakland, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at The Legacy in Lincoln.  Celebration of Life will be on Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:30 am, at the First United Methodist Church in Oakland with burial in the Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Nebraska.  There is no visitation.  Memorials to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Service in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

Janice Joan Schroeder was born June 30, 1931 west of Oakland, Nebraska to Ellory and Gladys (Johnson) Rennerfeldt. She passed away April 21, 2018, with her family by her side, at The Legacy in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 86.

Janice started school in rural Craig, where the family had moved. Before the year of 1936 was over, the bad farming years of the 30s caused the family to move into Oakland. Janice continued her education in town, graduating in 1948. She worked in cafes during the summers and after school. She started when she was 11 years old, earning 10 cents an hour.

After graduation, she worked at the local Farmers and Merchants National Bank until she married Howard E. Anderson in 1950. They had three children – Rhonda, Roxie and Jeffrey. They had several happy years in the farm east of Lyons. They became members of the Presbyterian Church at Divide Center, where Janice served several years as Treasurer. Their children attended Divide Center School. She was also a “stay at home” Mom and how she loved that!

She went back to work at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Oakland after the kids had graduated from Lyons High School, and worked for 20 years, retiring as Assistant Cashier. She married Jack Schroeder in 1985 and moved to Oakland in 1986.

Janice moved to The Legacy in Lincoln in February 15, 2015. She loved being able to spend more time with her family. She made new friends, played lots of bingo and enjoyed attending activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jack Schroeder and Howard E. Anderson; granddaughter, Amy Anderson; sisters, Shirley Smith, Beverly Lemke Broekemeier, Yvonne Michelsen Magill; brother, Harley Rennerfeldt.

She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda (Gary) Thies and Roxie Anderson (Clement “Kim” Soucie) all of Lincoln; son, Jeffrey (Denise) Anderson of Lyons; grandchildren, Melanie Anderson of Lincoln, Tyler (Jessica) Thies of Gretna, NE, Tatum (Tom) Casart of Lincoln; seven great grandchildren; special niece, Carla Hart; aunt, Nona Newman; many more wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins.

Paul H. Kai, Sr., 83, of Oakland NE


Paul H. Kai, Sr., age 83, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Oakland Heights.  Funeral services with Military Honors will be on Monday, February 26, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Oakland VFW Hall in Oakland.  Burial will be at a later date in the Lyons Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Sunday, from 4 until 6 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland.  Visitation will also be held at the Oakland VFW Hall one hour prior to service time.  Memorials to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

Paul Kai Sr.

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.

Bonnie B. Goodrich of Oakland NE


Bonnie B. Goodrich, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her home in Oakland.

Funeral Service is pending at Pelan Funeral Services.

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

Joshua Charles Mulder, 20, of Oakland NE


Joshua Charles Mulder, age 20, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 near Cozad, Nebraska.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 11 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland, NE.  Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m. with family receiving friends at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.  There will be a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held Wednesday morning, one hour prior to service at the church.  Memorials to the family for later designation.  Arrangements by Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland.

Joshua Charles Mulder was born to Richard and Susan (Neitzke) Mulder on September 15, 1997 in Fremont, Nebraska. Josh was baptized and confirmed in Christ at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland, Nebraska. He was a proud 2106 graduate of Oakland-Craig High School. Josh was currently a student at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, working toward a psychology degree.

Josh had a strong faith and a huge heart. He loved his family and friends. As a child he was active in cub scouts, baseball and hanging out at the pool. He loved the water and being outdoors. He enjoyed spending time at Chief Lake in Michigan and Lake Cochrane, South Dakota while visiting his Grandparents.

When he was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 12, a great friendship developed between Josh and an awesome group of boys. His happiest times were with “the squad”. Over the years they kept busy playing disc golf, “dinger” baseball, paintball, kayaking, watching WWE, trips to Lake Cochrane in the summer, ski trips to Colorado in the winter and just hanging out in Josh’s room.

In high school, Josh was a dedicated cross country runner and enjoyed being a member of the basketball and track teams. Even though golf wasn’t his sport, Josh achieved a feat few have accomplished, he got a hole in one on the 6th hole at the Oakland Golf Club. In college he participated in intramural sports, he was excited his football team won their division this year. Josh had his challenges in life, but he was a very determined young man and did not let anything stop him from what he wanted to achieve.

Josh is survived by his parents; brother, Jared; sister, Marissa; grandparents, Dr. Richard and Ruth Mulder of Ivanhoe, MN, Charles and Celia Neitzke of Kaleva, MI; aunts and uncles, Angie (Todd) Board of NC, Stefini (Matt) Thomsen of MN, Curtis Mulder of MN, Jane Neitzke of MI; cousins, Rachel and Rory Board, Addie and Jack Thomsen.

Josh Mulder

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