Judd Bogseth Notice

The Bogseth family are accepting calls and visitors.

Private family services will be held.

Judd Bogseth


Merle Kilgore, 87, of Oakland NE

Merle Kilgore was born May 31, 1930 to William and Hazel (Raitt) Kilgore in David City, NE. He spent all of his childhood years there as an ornery brother to 3 siblings: Dolores, Kate, and Denny. After graduation from high school in 1947 he joined the army and went to Korea during the war there. He met his wife, Doris Kroft on a double date. She left her purse in the car, so he would have to bring it back to her and meet again. They married Nov. 2, 1952. They had 2 daughters, Debbie (Carl Fritsch in Minneapolis) and Sheri (Gary Duff, in Omaha).

After his time in the military, Merle worked for the Nebraska Power Company, traveling around the state, putting up power lines until he settled in Crawford, NE and lived there for 9 years. During that time, he was adventurous and started a real stagecoach in Fort Robinson with his partner, Vernon Rockey. He often took his family hiking in the Pine Ridge hills.

In 1968, he moved his family to Oakland, NE to be the superintendent there for NPPD. He was instrumental in the Four Trees and other low-rent housing developments. At times, during his life he was a volunteer for the fire department.

Merle was one of the key people involved in both the planning and construction of the New Life Assembly of God Church building. The Church owes the existence of its current building in large part to Merle’s experience, expertise and volunteered time in planning, design and construction.

Merle was always attentive to the needs of the New Life Church building. He was quick to notice any needed upkeep projects and was often first to start on them.

Because he saved well in a good time of growth, he was able to retire at the age of 60 and went on the road to volunteer for the MAPS program for 22 years. MAPS (Mission America Placement Service) is a branch of the Assembly of God church that organizes volunteers to build churches and buildings for their Teen Challenge ministry. He did this until he had a stroke in 2012, which dampened his physical abilities, but not his spirit.

He passed away after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Doris, daughters Debbie and Sheri, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Mon., May 14th at the New Life Assembly of God Church at 10:30 a.m.


Merle Kilgore

Darrell W. “Booty” Johnson, 94, of Oakland NE

Darrell W. “Booty” Johnson, of Oakland, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Oakland Heights at the age of 94.

Services are pending with Pelan Funeral Services.

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


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.


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


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.


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





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.

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