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Bonnie D. (Giles) Crippen, 87, of Tekamah NE


Bonnie D. (Giles) Crippen found peace Monday, April 1,2019 at the Crowell Home in Blair, Nebraska.

Bonnie was born June 4, 1931 in rural Tekamah, Nebraska to Darious and Pearl (Price) Giles. She attended country school and graduated from Tekamah High School in 1950. She married Sidney Crippen of Lyons, Nebraska on October 12, 1950. Three children were blessed to this union: Cheri, Teresa and Dee. Bonnie and Sidney lived in Tekamah, Blair, Stanton, Niobrara; for many years they worked as “Relief Managers” for Motel 6.

She worked as a housewife, waitress, nursing assistant and restaurant owner. Bonnie enjoyed cards, casino games, dancing and roller skating when she was young. Additionally, she loved visiting and being with her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Darious and Pearl; sisters, Daphne and Carma; brothers, Bobbie and Lonnie.

She is survived by her children: Cheri (Randy) Gregg of Seattle, WA, Teresa (Terry) Hanzlik of Omaha, NE and Dee (Laurie) Crippen of Fort Calhoun, NE; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Linda Caldwell and Wanda Blankenbeckler; brother, Kenny Giles; a host of relations and friends.

Private family services will be held. Burial at a later date.
Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah NE.
Memorials suggested to:

CROWELL MEMORIAL HOME

245 South 22nd Street
Blair, NE 68008

ST. CROIX HOSPICE

11207 West Dodge Road
Suite 250
Omaha, NE 68154
Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.

 

Bonnie Crippen

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Carol Barger, 75, of Tekamah, NE


Carol Barger, 75 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home in Tekamah.

Memorial Services pending with Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.

LaDonna Mae McNear, 76, of Tekamah NE


LaDonna Mae McNear was born on August 14, 1941 to Clarence and Marie (Kirk) Houghton in Blair, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully at her home in Tekamah, Nebraska on June 10, 2018, surrounded by family, at the age of 76 years.

Funeral service will be Friday, June 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah with burial in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah.  Memorials to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

LaDonna Mae McNear was born on August 14, 1941 to Clarence and Marie (Kirk) Houghton in Blair, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully at her home in Tekamah, Nebraska on June 10, 2018, surrounded by family, at the age of 76 years.

LaDonna was united in marriage to Lew McNear on November 15, 1959 at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah. They resided on the family farm near Tekamah until retiring and moving to town.

LaDonna was an avid Husker football fan. Through the years she enjoyed fishing, dancing and traveling. She always took an active interest in children’s and grandchildren’s activities, such as 4-H and Cub Scouts. She was also a member of Eastern Star and the Nebraska Democratic Women.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Robert Christensen; sister-in-law, Janet Hawkins; brother-in-law Gerd Hawkins.

Survivors include her husband, Lew McNear; sister, Janice Christensen; daughters, Robin (Terry) Tilson, Lori (Randy) Wheaton; son, Jeff (Heather) McNear; grandchildren, Cody (April) Tilson, Brittany Tilson, Dylan (Annie) Wheaton, Clayton (Danielle) Wheaton, Loran Wheaton, Shayla McNear, Seamus McNear, Sean McNear; great grandchildren, Malaya Zabat, Cash Dunning, Brance Wheaton, Max Wheaton; numerous nieces and nephews.

LaDonna McNear

Arlin Lowe, 82, of Tekamah NE


Arlin E. Lowe, 82 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Thursday February 15, 2018 in Tekamah.

Memorial Service is pending with Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.

Zack Townsend, 28, Formerly of Tekamah NE


Zack Townsend, age 28, formerly of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away Monday January 15, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Memorial services will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Tekamah with Military Honors follow services at the church.

Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday morning one hour prior to service, at the church.   Memorials to the family for later designation.

Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Ann Higgins, 76, of Tekamah NE


Barbara Ann Higgins was born to John “Jack” and Georgia (Shoemaker) Hill August 23, 1941 in Oakland, Nebraska. She passed away December 28, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah, Nebraska, at the age of 76 years.

Barbara attended Oakland Public School through 7th grade. Her family then moved to Fremont, Nebraska, where Barbara graduated from Fremont High in 1959. She attended her freshman year at Peru State College, where Tom Higgins of Valley, Nebraska proposed to her. They were married at St. Patrick’s church in Fremont on July 30,1960. To this union were born three children: Lori, Jodi and Sean.

Barbara was an accomplished musician who played the clarinet, piano, organ and
accordion. She loved to paint and draw. Most of her artwork adorns the walls of her
family.

Barbara was best known for her work as the manager of Lundstroms Furniture in Spirit
Lake, Iowa, where their family resided most of their adult lives. Tom was a school teacher at the Spirit Lake High School.

Barbara loved her family and friends. Because of her loving caring nature there will be
a special place for her in Heaven.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Clarice G. Barnes.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Tom; children, Lori (Jim) Thibeault of Norwich, CT, Jodi (Nick) Pinyo of Camarillo, CA, Sean (Sarah Winge) Higgins of Brainerd, MN; six grandchildren, Kiley Worley of Decatur, NE, Megan Johnson of Blair, NE, Colby Rohde of Scottsdale, AZ, Kristin Pinyo of Camarillo, Jordan and Brooke Higgins of Brainard, Sarah, Noelle and Arthur Thibeault of Norwich; seven great grandchildren, Keegan, Reece, Blayne and Laynie Worley of Decatur, Kender, Maichen and Imani Johnson of Blair; sisters-in-law, Margaret Roddy, Shirley Higgins, Carol Higgins; brother-in-law, Robert Driml; nieces and nephews.

VISITATION

Monday Jan. 1st

 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church3480 W HWY 32
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will receive friends 3-5 pm. Vigil Service will begin at 5 pm. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.

FUNERAL MASS

Tuesday Jan. 2nd

10:00 AM
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church3480 W HWY 32
Tekamah, NE 68061

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Tekamah Cemetery

Tekamah, Nebraska 68061

Memorial Contribution

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS

Memorials to the Tekamah Food Bank.
Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Higgins

Gerald Wortman, 93, of Tekamah, NE


Gerald Duane Wortman was born August 9, 1924 to Albert and Margaret (Young) Wortman in Tekamah, Nebraska. He passed away December 26, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah, at the age of 93 years.

Gerald and his family moved to the Macy, Nebraska area in 1936. He graduated from Macy High School in 1943. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1944, and served with the 6th Marine Division in Guam, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and China. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

He married JoAnne Hanneman on September 10, 1947. To this union were born three children: Terry, Jaccie and Brian.

Gerald worked for TekSeed, Leo Tobin, Harry Fankhouser and Clyde Stork. He also worked on the home farm near Walthill, Nebraska. He went on to work for his brother-in-law, Elwin Robinson, as a truck driver and shelled corn. In 1965, he bought the Standard Station in Tekamah and ran it until 1983. He became a mechanic at Tekamah Motors, working until his retirement in 1991.

Gerald was a member of the American Legion Post No. 15 and VFW Bataan Post No. 3304.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Delmar, Lawrence, Vernon and Don; grandson, Derek Wortman; granddaughter, Juliet Wortman.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnne; children, Terry (LuAnn) Wortman, Jaccie (Steve) Mencke, Brian (Mary) Wortman; grandchildren, Amie (Jeff) Ohlmann, Taressa (Shawn) Poppert, Collin Wortman, Brent Mencke, Craig (Crystal) Mencke, Mark Wortman, Jennifer (Stephen) Mills; 11 great grandchildren.

VISITATION

Friday December 29th
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will receive friends 5-6:30 pm. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Saturday December 30th
 10:30 AM
First Baptist Church, Tekamah12th & K Streets
Tekamah, Nebraska 68061

Military Honors will be conducted following service at the church.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Gerald Wortman

 

Gerald Wortman, 93, of Tekamah NE


Gerald D. Wortman, 93 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah.

Funeral Services pending with Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.

Richard “Richie” Mossberger, 36, of Tekamah NE


Richard “Richie” Allen Mossberger was born April 2, 1981 to Robin Mossberger. He passed away December 22, 2017, in Tekamah, Nebraska, at the age of 36 years.

Richie attended Tekamah-Herman School. He was a hard worker and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, bonfires, playing pool and most importantly spending time with his family, his dogs and friends. He was loved by everyone.

He was preceded in death by his grandma, Betty Grady; grandpa, Richard Mossberger; great aunts andgreat uncles.

Survivors include his mother, Robin R Mossberger; brother, Justin (Amanda) Mossberger; sister, Renae Mossberger; niece, Joslyn; nephews, Austin, Lucas and Jayden; Fiancé, Nikki Lorenzen; step-children, Kaylee, Kaleb and Kaden, all of Tekamah; many more family members and friends.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Friday December 29th

 10:30 AM
Tekamah City Auditorium1315 K Street
Tekamah, NE 68045

A private family burial will be held.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services of Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Mossberger

Robert E. Miller, 85, of Tekamah NE


Robert E. Miller, 85 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah.

Memorial Service pending with Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.

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