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Gary Garland Townsend, 73, of Tekamah NE


Gary Garland Townsend 73 of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away at his home surrounded by his family October 13, 2017. Gary was born February 25, 1944 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Gary lived most of his childhood in Sioux City. In 1961, he enlisted in the Army. While serving 6 years in the army he spent three years of that in Germany before returning to the states. While stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky, he met his future wife and on June 15, 1966, Gary married Alta Carman. Together the couple raised seven children.

Gary worked as a diesel mechanic most of his life which brought the family to Tekamah in 1974. He also worked as a farm hand for many years after he retired. He also had a bait shop business that he enjoyed for many years at summit lake. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and eating candy. Gary never met a stranger. He could always be found with friends or family telling a good story or joke. Gary also enjoyed gambling.

Gary was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Udith; brothers: William, Kurt and Marvin; sister, Roxanne; sons: Norman and George; daughter, Theanna; and three grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons: Robert (Kelly) Camron of Omaha, NE, Leroy Townsend of Tekamah; daughters: Linda Sergio of Texas, Udith (Art) Johnson of Craig, NE; brothers: Kevin Dickerson of Sioux City, Dick Dickerson and Kruse Dickerson both of Kentucky; sisters: Deb Mead and Delores (Jim) Browne both of Sioux City; twenty grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and his partner, Vineta Knudsen.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Wednesday October 18th
2:00 PM
First Baptist Church, Tekamah12th & K Streets
Tekamah, Nebraska 68061

Military Honors will be held at the Tekamah Cemetery.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Townsend

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Joel “Joe” Bernard Penny, 65, of Decatur NE


Joel “Joe” Bernard Penny was born to Forrest and Lucille (Gatewood) Penny on March 15, 1952 in Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Pierre, South Dakota.

Joe grew up on a farm south of Decatur, Nebraska. He worked for the railroad for a couple of years before he started farming. At the time of his death he was raising cattle and farming land around Burt County, including the original Penny family farm.

Joe loved to ride his motorcycle, hunt, and ride horses. He was an animated storyteller and would stop to visit friends spontaneously. No matter where Joe went or who he met, they wouldn’t forget meeting him. He was one of a kind.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Colt; brother-in-law, Bob Mussack.

Joe is survived by his wife, Brenda (Weston) of Decatur, daughters: Jennifer Penny of Decatur, Molly (David) Dickinson of Milford, NE, Fawn Barger of Scottsdale, AZ, Tyler Rambeau of Flandreau, SD; sons: Sage and Hawk Penny of Decatur; grandchildren: Brady, Jacqulyn and Colt Barger, Hunter, Cash and Penny Dickinson, and Jacob Fisherman; brother, Phil Penny of Decatur; sisters: Cindy Mussack of Omaha, NE, Sandy (Greg) Brummond of Craig, NE; step-sisters: Mary (Scott) Christ, Jean Wiersman; step-brother, Dan (Heidi) Mussack; his first wife Deborah Connealy; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and thousands of friends!

Visitation is Monday, September 4th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah, NE.

Funeral services will be held at the Decatur Firehall on Tuesday, September 5th at 10:30 a.m.

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur Ne.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Joel Penny

Joel B. Penny of Decatur, NE


Joel B. Penny of Decatur, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Visitation is Monday, September 4th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Family will be receiving friends.

The Funeral Service is Tuesday, September 5th at 10:30 a.m. at the Decatur Fire Hall.

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur, NE.

Memorials are suggest to the family for future designation.

Joel Penny

Joyce Yvonne Deman, 80, of Tekamah NE


Joyce Yvonne Deman, 80 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah.

VISITATION

Tuesday August 29
 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will be receiving friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Wednesday August 30
 10:30 AM
United Methodist Church, Decatur803 South 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur, NE.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Joyce Deman

Lillian L. Deckard, 92, of Tekamah NE


Lillian L. Deckard, 92 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah.

Funeral Service pending at Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.

Joyce E. Allison, 81, of Tekamah NE


Joyce E. Allison, age 81, of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah.  Burial will be in the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Tekamah Fire and Rescue and Lied Tekamah Public Library. Funeral arrangements by Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah.

Joyce Elleen (Marr) Allison was born on July 18, 1936 in the Northern Arizona Township of rural Tekamah, Nebraska. She passed August 5, 2017 at the Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska.

Joyce grew up in rural Tekamah and was married on April 11, 1954 to Donald Ray Allison of Tekamah. They lived in Tekamah and raised their two children Dan and Angie. Joyce worked for the family business Allison Electric, at JC Penny and as a homemaker.

Joyce was insanely stubborn, witty, feisty and playful, had dimples for days and an infectious laugh. Joyce was a skilled bowler and loved spending her free time playing cards, listening to her records and devouring chocolate and books. Despite the fact that she had a brown thumb, she loved flowers, the outdoors, and observing the birds and naming their tunes. Her favorites were the cardinal and hummingbird.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; parents: Ellsworth Marr and Gertie (Ray) Marr; siblings: Phyllis (Marr) Loerch and Marvin Marr.

She is survived by her children: Dan (Calista) Allison of Tekamah and Angie (Noel) Petersen of Herman; brother, Terry Marr of Tekamah; Grandchildren: Kent (Sarah) Allison of Tekamah, Andy (Nicole) Allison of Castle Rock, CO, Adri Allison of Tekamah, Brittany Petersen of Omaha and Brandi (Bryan) Allison of Tekamah; Great-grandchildren: Morgan, Teagan, Olivia and Delaynie Allison; many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and loved ones.

Joyce Allison

Betty J. vogler, 94, of Herman NE


Betty J. Vogler, 94 years, of Herman, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah, Nebraska.

Funeral Service is pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Jeramy L. Russell, 40, of Tekamah NE


Jeramy L. Russell, 40 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at his home in Tekamah, Nebraska.

Memorial Service is pending with Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.

Mary Ellen Tobin,84, of Tekamah NE


Mary E. Tobin, 84 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska.

Memorial Service is pending.

Earl Bucy, 90, of Tekamah NE


Earl Bucy, age 90, of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska. Memorial service will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017, 10:30 am, at First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah. Burial will be in the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, Nebraska.  Memorial visitation will be on Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends. A Masonic Service will be at 7 p.m. all at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Memorials are suggested to the Bryant House or Tekamah Fire and Rescue.  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Earl “Chuck” Bucy, Jr. was born September 27, 1926 to Clarence and Inez (??) Bucy on the family farm near Decatur, Nebraska. Earl grew up in the Lake Quinnebaugh Township and attended a 2-room country school. He was a member of the school’s Glee Club and played the trombone. As a child Earl was stricken with polio and spent more than a year hospitalized in an iron lung. He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1946. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln before returning home to farm the land that was farmed by his father and grandfather. The family was honored with an AkSarBen Pioneer Farm Family Award in 1990, recognizing that the land has been in the Bucy family for more than 100 years.

Earl married Helen Burt Neary on August 29, 1948, in Decatur. They lived on the family farm, between Decatur and Tekamah, before moving to Tekamah after retirement in the 1980s. Earl enjoyed fishing with his friends. He and his wife enjoyed traveling across the country in their motor home and spending their winters in Arizona. He was proud to receive the Bronze Jordan Medal for being the oldest Master Mason of Tekamah Masonic Lodge No. 31. He was a founding member of the Tekamah Rawhide Nobles, the miniature car club that drove in numerous local parades and was also a member of The Tangier Shrine Scottish & Yorkshire Rites. He also served on the Burt-Washington County Drainage Board, the Burt County Museum Board and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah.

Earl and Helen’s greatest joy was watching their grandchildren grow up and attending their school, 4-H and sports activities.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; parents; siblings, John, Howard, Dean, Doris and Leo; step-granddaughter, Stephanie Dahl; step-grandson, Joshua Jacobsen.

He is survived by his four sons, Mike Bucy and friend Peg of Tekamah, Larry (Christine Jacobsen-Bucy) Bucy of Decatur, Gary (Joan) Bucy of Tekamah, Jerry (Mary) Bucy of Beatrice, NE; seven grandchildren, Tim Bucy, Gregg (Marlyn Marincas-Bucy) Bucy, Tessa (Nate) Darling, Alexis (Patrick) Linehan, Harrison (Alyssa) Bucy, Justine Bucy and Josh Bucy; 2 step-grandchildren, Sandra (Tom) Engel and Johnathan Jacobsen; 15 great grandchildren, Tomi Jo, Karlie, Chase and Kaden Dahl, Sage, Aiden, Carson and Addison Darling, Annie, Mitch, Jack & Lucas Linehan, Aspen Bucy, Alex and Gregorie -Marincas Bucy; 4 great great grandchildren; siblings, Eldon (LaDonna) Bucy and Larie (Dave) Way.

Earl Bucy

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