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Ursula Gudren DeMond, 79, of Craig NE


Ursula Gudren DeMond was born January 13, 1940, in Kaiserslautern, Germany, to Carl and Auguste (Höehn) Biehl. She passed away April 27, 2019 at her home in Craig, Nebraska.

Ursula completed her schooling in Germany. On July 4, 1957, Ursula was married to Benjamin Arthur DeMond in Kaiserslautern. They moved to the United States a short time after, and to this union were born three children: Michelle Ann, Constance Marie and Nicole Corrine.

Ursula worked for and managed two Hesteds Department Stores. She also worked as a manager at Goldstein Chapman Company and JCPenney. Upon her retirement from JCPenney, she resided in Bellevue, Nebraska. She moved to Craig, Nebraska in 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Auguste Biehl; husband, Ben DeMond; sisters: Waltroud, Hedwig, Erna and Hannalore.

She is survived by her daughters: Michelle (Duane) Raynor of Omaha, NE, Constance (Timothy) Landsperger of Craig, Nicole (Dan) Crecelius of Harlan, IA; three grandchildren: Timothy (Gina) Landsperger of Herman, NE, Telia (Kyle) Day of Tekamah, NE, Benjamin Landsperger of Wisner, NE; four great grandchildren: Rory Landsperger, Hunter Landsperger, Audrey Landsperger, Kye Day.

In keeping with Ursula’s wishes, there are to be no services held.

 

Memorial Contribution

UNMC – NEBRASKA MEDICINE

% University of Nebraska Foundation
1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508
Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Ursula DeMond

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Ewald O. Dahlquist, 93, of Oakland NE


Ewald O. Dahlquist, age 93, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away April 1, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point, Nebraska. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:30 am, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service. Memorials to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland. Pelan Funeral Service in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

Ewald O. Dahlquist was born October 26, 1925 to Oscar and Ester (Svensson) Dahlquist in Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away April 1, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point, Nebraska, at the age of 93 years.

Ewald was baptized and confirmed at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. He graduated from Oakland High School in 1943. He farmed and fed cattle in partnership with his father, Oscar, and later with his son, Ken.

In January 1951, Ewald entered the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was assigned to 793rd FA Battalion, HQ Battery. In 1952, his unit was alerted to Germany as occupation forces. He returned to the U.S. in December 1952 and was honorably discharged in January 1953.

Ewald returned to the farm to help his father. On August 2, 1953, he was united in marriage to Patricia Mattson. To this union were born three children:  Don, Nancy and Ken.

Ewald served on the Palmquist School #33 school board. He served two terms on the church council. He also served with the Burt County Farm Bureau, Burt County ASC Committee, and as a Burt County Senior 4-H Council Member. He was a leader in both beef and horse 4-H clubs. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 5543. Ewald served on the Burt County Fair Foundation and the Farmers Co-Op and Agland Co-Op Boards and was honored with the Joe Roh award.

In 1978, Ewald began spending time in Arizona during the winter months. He began staying for a month and gradually increased his stay to five months.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia, his parents; sister, Bernice (Eddie) Naggatz

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy (Mack) Cameron of Herman, NE; sons: Don (Rochelle) Dahlquist of Lincoln and Ken (Cindy) Dahlquist of Oakland; grandchildren: Lance Dahlquist, Lacie (Joe) Potts, Layne Dahlquist, and Nick (Emily) Dahlquist, Ellie Marvin and Jake Marvin; sister-in-law, Betty Mattson; niece, Sandra (Dick) Wals; nephews: Steve (Sharon) Mattson and John Mattson and their families.

Ewald Dahlquist

Roger Raver, 88, of Craig NE


Roger D. Raver, 88 years, of Craig, Nebraska, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation in Tekamah, Nebraska.

Visitation is Thursday, April 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland, NE.

The Funeral is Friday, April 5th at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Craig Ne. Military Honors will be held at the Craig Cemetery.

Burial is in the Craig Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ann Hawkins, 83, of Oakland NE


Mary Ann Hawkins, 83 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Heritage at Legacy in Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR FUTURE DESIGNATION.

Odean C. “Bob” Hagen of Oakland NE


Odean C. “Bob” Hagen of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at Oakland Mercy Hospital, in Oakland.

Memorial Services pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

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.

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.

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