Blessed Easter Weekend to Everyone

Sunrise service at Riverside Baptist Church. Jeff and Elvin Gilliland made the crosses. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Phillip Wayne Hennig, 59, of Tekamah NE

Phillip Wayne Hennig was born to Erwin and Velma (Tippery) Hennig on December 18, 1956, in Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away October 17, 2016 near his family home, at the age of 59 years.

He graduated from Tekamah-Herman High School in 1975. After graduating high school he joined his dad in the family farming operation. This became a lifelong career and passion. In 1978, Phil married the love of his life, Sandra Lynne Gammel. To this marriage they were blessed with three daughters and one son.

Phil was a 4-H leader, superintendent and parent for over 35 years. After being involved with 4-H as a young man, he wanted to pass those traditions on to his children. He was baptized into and a lifelong member of the Riverside Baptist Church in rural Tekamah. He has helped serve multiple roles, the most important to him, serving as the church Treasurer.

He was always supportive and involved with all of his children’s activities. He spent countless hours cheering in the bleachers, prepping animals for the show ring, waiting for all of his girls to get ready and driving Thomas across the country for his shooting sports.

He was a patient, kind-hearted family man who had a passion for International tractors, Harley motorcycles and deer hunting. He was hard working, able to fix just about anything, and a dedicated farmer who was passing on his legacy to the next generation.

He was preceded in death by his sister Janis (Hennig) Felker.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Gammel) Hennig of Tekamah, three daughters, Christina (Jacob) Knajdl of Colorado Springs, CO, Erin (Joshua) Knajdl of Kearney, NE, Lena (Ross) Beckner of Oakland; son Thomas Hennig of Tekamah; two grandchildren, Karly Knajdl and her sister on the way; parents, Erwin and Velma Hennig of Tekamah; brother, Alan (Linda) Hennig of Tekamah; sister Pam (Bill) Stinson of Ferndale, WA; brother-in-law, Mark Felker of Holland, NE; many more family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Fri., Oct. 21st at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah, NE.

There won’t be a visitation.

Burial will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions suggested to the family for designation at t later time.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Phillip Hennig

Phillip Hennig

Mary Ann Method, 98, of Tekamah NE

Mary Ann (Blackwell) Method was born May 26, 1918 to Jesse and Clara (Kroehler) Blackwell in Omaha, Nebraska. She passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska, at the age of 98 years.

Mary Ann graduated from North High School, in Omaha, in 1936. In high school, she was the girls’ ping-pong champion. She attended business school, and prior to marriage, worked for Guaranteed Mutual.

Mary Ann married George William Method November 28, 1943. They lived on a farm in Burt County, in the Quinnebaugh Township, all their married life. Mary Ann, a city girl, adjusted quickly to being a farmer’s wife. To this union, five children were born; Barbara, Eileen, Linda, Marilee and Bill. Following the death of her husband on January 26, 1980, she remained on the farm, while her son farmed. In 1986 she moved to Tekamah, Nebraska.

She was an active member of the Riverside Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, pianist and secretary. She was a 50 year Eastern Star member, having served as Worthy Matron in Decatur, Nebraska. She was active in the Extension Club. She served on the Board of the Chatt Senior Center. She loved everyone and enjoyed her grandchildren, dancing, reading and playing cards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; grandchildren, Janelle and Derek Curtis.

She is survived by her children, Barbara (David) Anderson of Watsonville, CA, Eileen (Jerry) Klindt of Anthon, IA, Linda (Richard) Curtis of Chittenango, NY, Marilee (Russell) Jensen of Omaha, Bill (Laurel) Method of Decatur; grandchildren, Angela (Rodrigo) Enriquez of San Francisco, CA, Kurt Anderson of Santa Cruz, CA, Lisa (Scott) Dulitz of Shawnee, KS, Jason (Nichole) Klindt of Kansas City, MO, Ryan (Andrea) Curtis of Syracuse, NY, Kimberly (Greg) Palmer of Omaha, Lori (Joe) Felstow of Omaha, Jessica (Drew) Iverson of Huron, SD, Andrew Method of Raleigh, NC, Derek Method of Decatur; sister, Donna Beth Head of San Marcos, CA; eight great grandchildren and one on the way.

Visitation will be Thurs., Sept. 15th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Family will be receiving friends during this time with Eastern Star Service at 7:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service is Fri., Sept. 16th at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.


Mary Ann Method

He Has Risen

Sunrise service at Riverside Baptist Church. Jeff and Elvin Gilliland made the crosses. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Sunrise service at Riverside Baptist Church. Jeff and Elvin Gilliland made the crosses. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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