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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

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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

Harold “Swede” Hawkins, 85, of Oakland NE


Harold “Swede” Hawkins, 85 years, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

MEMORIAL VISITAION

Friday December 15th
 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
First United Metodist Church, Oakland113 N. Oakland Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Family will receive friends 5-7 pm.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Saturday December 16th

 1:00 PM

Oakland-Craig Elementary School Gymnasium400 North Brewster
Oakland, NE 68045

Military Honors will be conducted following the service.

Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland is in charge of arrangements.

Swede Hawkins

Laverne A. Osterndorff, 100, of Oakland NE


Laverne A. Osterndorff, 100 years, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland, Nebraska

Funeral Service pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

Ron W. Badje, 74, of Oakland NE


Ron W. Badje, 74 years, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away August 28, 2017 at the Hooper Care Center in Hooper, Nebraska.

VISITATION

Thursday August 31st
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday August 31
1:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services of Oakland is in charge of arrangements.

 

Katherine Ann Peterson, 60, of Oakland NE


Katherine Ann Peterson was born to Bruce Arnold and Marlene Ann (Gibbs) Peterson on June 16, 1957 in Oakland, Nebraska. She passed away August 20, 2017 at CHI Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 60 years.

Kathy attended country school and graduated from Oakland-Craig High School in 1975. She lived in Lincoln, Nebraska and Minnesota before returning to Oakland in 2010. She opened Itty Bitty Store in Oakland and Unique and Unusual Finds in West Point, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Peterson.

She is survived by her mother, Marlene Peterson; brothers, Bruce Alan of West Point, Terry of Foristell, MO; nieces, Lindzey and Cheyenne, nephew, Dalton.

A private family service will be held.

Burial is in the Craig Cemetery.

Pelan Funeral Services of Oakland is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathy Peterson

Kathy Peterson, 60, of Oakland NE


Kathy A. Peterson, 60 years, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away August 20, 2017 at CHI Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Burial will be in the Craig Cemetery.

Kathy Peterson

Fauniel Paulson, 88, of Oakland NE


Fauniel Paulson, 88 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Sioux City, Iowa.

A Memorial Service is pending with Pelan Funeral Services Oakland.

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