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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.

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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

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.

Arrangements by Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland.

 

Harold Lee “Swede” Hawkins, 85, of Oakland NE


Harold Lee “Swede” Hawkins, age 85, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away December 11, 2017, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial services will be on Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1 p.m. at the Oakland-Craig Elementary School Gymnasium with Military Honors to be be conducted following the service. Burial will be held in the Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Nebraska at a later date. Memorial visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends, at First United Methodist Church in Oakland. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

Harold Lee “Swede” Hawkins was born to Harold and Ileta (Kate DeVasure) Hawkins September 19, 1932, on a rural farm outside of Tekamah, Nebraska. Attending grade school in Decatur, he moved to Tekamah in the seventh grade where he remained through his high school graduation. He then attended Doane College, where he played football. In January 1951, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was deployed to Pusan, Korea as a soldier in the Korean War. On June 14, 1952 he sustained injuries from a grenade blast that resulted in his discharge in January 1954.

Upon returning to the United States, he enrolled at Midland College, met MaryAnn Wesely, later playing football in the fall. They married June 4, 1955. After marriage and graduation, he taught school for 37 years (8 years at Creighton and 29 years at Oakland/Oakland-Craig), retiring in 1994.

Over the years, he was a teacher, coach, athletic director and principal. Swede was probably most proud of his successful career as a golf coach, which will culminate in his induction into the NHSACA Hall of Fame in June 2018.

Swede and MaryAnn enjoyed their later years exploring the 50 states, visiting National Parks, the Czech Republic and enjoying their ever-growing family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Betty, Gerald, Tom, Jean and Patty.

He is survived by his wife, MaryAnn; five children: Kirk (Gail) Hawkins, Carol (Dave) Krick, Robin Hawkins, Lee Anne (Brad) Simpson and Spencer (Laura) Hawkins all of Omaha; three sisters, Ila (Gary) Davis of Springfield, Harriet (Pat) Schafer of Tekamah and Peg (Randy) Doncheski of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Swede Hawkins

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