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James Q. Carlson, 74, of Oakland NE


James Q. Carlson, 74 years, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR LATER DESIGNATION.

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Homer Henry Uehling, 75, of Uehling NE


Homer Henry Uehling, age 75, of Uehling passed away October 19, 2017, as the result of a stroke.  Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 10:30 am, at the Uehling Auditorium in Uehling.  Visitation will be Monday, form 6 to 8 pm with family receiving friends at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Uehling.  Visitation will also be held at the Auditorium one hour prior to service.  Burial in Uehling Cemetery, Uehling, Ne.
Memorials to  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Uehling, Uehling Park and Auditorium Fund or Uehling Area Community Foundation. Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Homer was a life-long citizen of the Uehling Community and a great-grandson of Theodore Uehling, founder of the town of Uehling.  He was born to Ernest and Irma (Witte) Uehling on November 13, 1941, in Oakland, Nebraska. He was baptized into the Christian faith on March 1, 1942, and was confirmed September 2, 1956, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Uehling. He loved the Lord and shared his faith in God as a Sunday School teacher and served on the church council for several terms.  He attended rural school District #67 through the 8th grade and graduated from Uehling High School in 1959.  He received his Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska in 1963, and went on to a successful farming career for the next 54 years.  On June 16, 1963, he was united in marriage to Lowene Meyer. Upon their marriage, they moved to the family farm east of Uehling where he had grown up.  They were blessed with four children and six grandchildren.  Homer valued his community and supported it through leadership and participation in the Uehling Lions Club, Uehling Co-op Board, Uehling School Board and the Uehling Area Community Club. He was committed to the success of the Scoreboard Café, serving on its Board and as bookkeeper. Homer was a sports enthusiast. He was a member and coach of the Hillside Dairy Softball team, enjoyed bowling league and coached youth sports. He was a lifelong Cubs fan and devoted Husker fan.  Highlights for him were watching the Cubs play at Wrigley Field in 2016, the year they won the World Series, and attending the 1995 Orange Bowl in Miami to see the Huskers clinch the National Championship.  Homer was a loving son, brother, husband, treasured father and grandfather and we have been blessed.  He loved his family. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lowene; daughters and sons-in-law: Julie and Jim Popken of Ames, IA, Jill and Mike Riley of St. Louis Park, MN and Jeanne Uehling of Chicago, IL;  son and daughter-in-law: Jay and Sheryl Uehling of Oakland, NE; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Glen) Ready, Grant and Valerie Uehling, Ben Popken, Elise and Jacob Riley; sister, Mary (Dr. Ken) Frank; sister-in-law, Mae Meyer; brother-in-law, Lowell Meyer; nieces and nephews: Dr. Stuart (Mary) Frank, Barbara Frank, Tony Meyer, and Jennifer (Matt) Nicholas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Irma Uehling; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harvey and Helene Meyer; brothers-in-law, Larry Meyer and Layne Meyer.

 

Homer Uehling

 

Homer H. Uehling, 75


Homer H. Uehling, 75 years, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska

Funeral Service is pending at Pelan Funeral Services.

Larie Ann Way, 84, of Fremont NE


Larie Ann Way, 84 years, of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home in Fremont.

Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Marie E. Crom, 93, of Omaha NE Formerly of Tekamah and Oakland NE


Marie E. Crom was born December 2, 1923 in Tekamah, Nebraska to George O. and Amy (Johnson) Nelson. She passed away August 15, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair, Nebraska, at the age of 93 years.

Marie attended country schools and graduated from Oakland High School. She went on to attend college at Wayne State & Midland College. She taught at various local schools. After several years of teaching, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska and went to work for Brandeis. She took a comptometer course and then went to work for Paxton & Gallegher.

Marie was married to Clarence E. Crom at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland, Nebraska on March 19, 1950. They lived in Exira & Audubon, Iowa before moving to Onawa, Iowa in 1959.

Marie was active in her church, was a Cub Scout Den Mother for many years, and was a leader for Camp Fire Girls & 4-H.

Clarence and Marie lived in Platte City, Missouri for a couple of years before moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1981. Marie returned to Omaha in 1994, after the death of her husband.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; infant brother, Warren; brothers, Lester and Kenneth; sister-in-law, Ann.

She is survived by her children: Richard (Terry) of Omaha, Paul (Linda) of Holdrege, NE, Roger (Debra) of Bennington, NE, Sharon (Hilbert) Hurd of Enterprise, AL, Carol of Colorado Springs, CO; seven grandchildren: Michael of Holdrege, Anthony (Michele) of Lincoln, NE, Amy Crom and Julie (Jeoffrey) Emert of Council Bluffs, IA, Sarah (Matthew) McGlynn of Omaha, Stephanie (Jeremy) Stacy and Bradley Hurd of Oxford, AL; ten great grandkids: Brandon and J.D. Crom of Lincoln, Adam Crom, Logan and Ian McGlynn, and Austin Busse of Omaha, Liam, Olivia and Charlotte Emert of Council Bluffs, Ethan Stacy of Oxford; brother, Howard (Carol) Nelson of King George, VA; sister, Phyllis (Glenn) Barth of Elkhorn, NE; sisters-in-law, Joyce Nelson of Lakeland, FL, Emma Crom of Bend, OR; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

VISITATION

Thursday, August 24th
 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday, August 24th
 1:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church201 North Davis Avenue
Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Crom

Phyllis E. Smith, 89, of Decatur NE


Phyllis E. Smith, 89 years, of Decatur, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Elmwood Care Center in Onawa, Iowa.

VISITATION

Tuesday June 27th
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
United Methodist Church, Decatur803 South 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

FUNERAL SERVICE

Tuesday

27

Jun

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

Burial will be at a later date.

Memorials suggested to the family for later designation.

Phyllis Smith

Jesse R. Cady, 31


Jesse R. Cady, 31 years, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in a motor vehicle accident in West Point, Nebraska.

Memorial Service is pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

Lucille M. Teeters, 79, Formerly of Decatur NE


Lucille M. Teeters, 79 years, formerly of Decatur, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Friday June 2nd

10:00 AM

United Methodist Church, Decatur803 South 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Hillcrest Cemetery

Decatur, Nebraska 68020

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR LATER DESIGNATION.

Lucille Teeters

 

Max Elliot Morgan, 84, of Walthill NE


Max Elliot Morgan was born October 10, 1932 to Floyd “Jack” and Eva (Newill) Morgan on a farm near Decatur, Nebraska. He went home, from his residence in rural Walthill, Nebraska on April 21, 2017, at the age of 84 years.

Max attended McCauley School and graduated from Macy Public School with honors. Max served in the Army during the Korean Conflict in Europe. He was united in blissful marriage to Peggy Ann Butts on April 21, 1956 in the Dutch Reform Church in beautiful Macy, Nebraska.

Max did road construction and then farmed in the Decatur and Walthill areas. He enjoyed playing baseball, football, hunting, his dogs and horses. He also loved spending time talking, laughing and joking with his family and friends.

He will join in paradise, his parents; wife, Peggy; two brothers, Jim and Rex; two sisters, Dorothy and Iva.

He is tearfully survived by his sons, Rick Morgan of Walthill, Kenneth (Brylle) Morgan of Oberlin, KS; brothers, Ralph (Ima) Morgan of Nevada, IA, Jackie (Betty) Morgan of Onawa, IA, Jary (Jean) Morgan of Omaha, NE; sisters, Verna Vogt of Livermore, CA, Jean Thomas of Oakland, NE, Elva Barnett of Pocahontas, IA.

VISITATION

Thursday April 27
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Faith United Presbyterian Church – Walthill301 Farrington Avenue
Walthill, Nebraska 68067

FUNERAL SERVICE

Thursday April 27
11:00 AM
Faith United Presbyterian Church – Walthill301 Farrington Avenue
Walthill, Nebraska 68067

Military Honors will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Hillcrest Cemetery

Decatur, Nebraska 68020

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR LATER DESIGNATION.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Max Morgan

Helen Marie Thomas, 94, of Decatur NE


Helen Marie (nee Müller) Thomas, 94, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at her home at Brighton Gardens in Omaha, NE. A memorial service will be held in Decatur, NE, at a date to be announced. There will be a private family burial. Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Helen was born to Benjamin Harrison and Edna (nee Mueller) Müller on July 17, 1922 and grew up in Victor, IA. Her mother died when Helen was four years old. After her father remarried, she was lovingly raised as an only child by him and her stepmother, Jenny (nee McBride) Müller. Helen graduated from local public schools and from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, where she majored in music education. At Cornell she met her future husband, Earl Thomas, who during WWII was attending Cornell, courtesy of the U.S. Navy. Helen taught music at Atlantic, IA, before marrying Earl in 1946 and moving with him to Indianapolis, IN, where he worked for Grumman as an aeronautical engineer.

In 1949, the young couple and their two small children moved to Decatur, NE, where Earl returned to operate his family’s farm and Helen taught K-12 vocal and instrumental music in several area public schools. Earl and Helen lived and raised all their children (eventually totaling seven) in Decatur. After Earl died in 1982, Helen earned a second undergraduate degree from Morningside College, Sioux City IA in library science, serving as a school librarian until her retirement in 1995. She lived in Decatur until 2014, when she moved to Omaha.

Throughout her life, Helen was a dynamo–gregarious, high-energy, personally generous, well-read, culturally and socially active, and interested and involved in civic affairs. She was active in many organizations including Riverside Baptist Church, Decatur United Methodist Church, Burgess Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, Onawa, IA, PEO, Delta Kappa Gamma, Eastern Star, and book clubs. She loved international travel, always welcomed the prospect of new experiences, and was fun to be around. For more than fifty years Helen regularly played piano or organ for church services, weddings and funerals, and after retirement she was a piano accompanist for sing-alongs in three different nursing homes.

Preceding Helen in death were her parents and her husband. She is survived by her children, Anne Paxson (partner, George Borsari), Bradenton, FL, Lynn Thomas, New York City, NY, Janet Thomas, North Arlington, NJ, James (Sylvia) Thomas, Decatur, NE, Susan Thomas (Steven Hutchinson), Omaha, NE, John Thomas (Susan Mayberger), Omaha, NE, and Kathryn Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC; grandchildren, Harrison Thomas, Elena Thomas, Melissa (Martin) Anderson, Cassandra (Nicholas) Easterly, Lilia Hutchinson, Jenna Hutchinson, Evelyn Mayberger (partner, Max Brodsky), Benjamin Thomas, Isaac Thomas, and Daniel Foil; and three infant great-grandchildren, Linden Anderson, and twins Amidy and Collins Easterly.

Contributions in Helen’s memory can be sent to Burgess Memorial Hospital Foundation, Onawa, IA 51040 or Future of Decatur Foundation, c/o First Nebraska Bank, Decatur, NE 68020 or to the charity of your choice.

Memorial Contribution

BURGESS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUDATION

1600 Diamond St.
Onawa, IA 51040

FUTURE OF DECATUR FOUNDATION

c/o First Nebraska Bank
Decatur, NE 68020

DONOR’S CHOICE

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas

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