Happenings at Oakland Heights

Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

On Thursday August 31st, we will have a Movie Matinee starting at 2:00 pm serving popcorn and pop. And on Friday it is the first of September and it’s the start of Labor Day weekend, on Saturday it is the first Nebraska game we will be showing the game at 7:00 pm. Next week on Thursday September 7th we will be having a 30-year Staff Anniversary party for Judy Schernikau at 2:30 pm. Then on Saturday September 9th it’s another Nebraska game at 3:30 pm. Our resident June Schold will celebrating her birthday on September 4th.

Church Service for Sunday September 3rd will be given by the Salem Covenant Church at 2:30 pm with a luncheon following service. On Wednesday September 6th is communion by the Salem Covenant Church.

Activities for the week of September 4th to September 9th   are as follows, No Monday Activities (Labor Day), Sing A Long, Bingo the w/WOW, Mike Barger, Reading Group, Bible Fellowship, Let’s Play Ball, Crafty Cooking, Bingo. Saturday Video, Nebraska Football, and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Suzanne Sanderson, Cover McCauley, Bonnie Fleischman, Nadine Anderson, Kristin and Monroe Johnson,  Di Ruwe, Judy Nelson, Dani Moseman, Betty Hanna, Anne Anderson, Patty Miller, Shirley Olson, and Makayla Johnson.

Guest signing the guest book last week was; Mary Stuenkel and Brain Goracke to see Jene Hightree. Tom and Mary Plageman to see Dorothy Larson.



Salem Covenant Church Cancelled, Christmas Program Rescheduled

Event Cancelled Sunday – Sunday Services are cancelled. Children’s Christmas Program moved to Jan 8th

Marlin D. Nissen, 84, of Oakland NE

Marlin D. Nissen, 84 year, of Oakland, Nebraska, went to be with his Savior Jesus on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer, Nebraska.

Marlin was born October 7, 1931 in Oakland to Bodolf and Frances (Olson) Nissen. Marlin was baptized August 29, 1943 and was confirmed March 30, 1947 at the Westside Methodist Church. He graduated from the eighth grade at Rock School District #48, Oakland, in 1945. Marlin served in the US Army from 1952 through 1954, and was stationed in Southern Germany. In 1955, Marlin married LaVonne Peterson of Lyons, Nebraska. They farmed and raised livestock for many years. In 1968, a repair business was added to the farming, along with custom combining, and operating the township road grader. Marlin went full-time with his repair shop, Nissen Repair, in 1973 and continued his work until his retirement in 2013. He also maintained an Archer oil dealership for over 30 years.

Marlin was an active member of Salem Covenant Church and taught Adult Sunday School and served as Deacon. He served the community as chairman on the township board for 24 years and sexton of the cemetery at Westside for many years. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #5543.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, LeRoy, Danny and Myron; brothers-in-law, Duane and Arnie; sister-in-law, Prudy.

He is survived by his wife, LaVonne; son, Lynn (Brenda); grandsons, Morgan and Andrew; brother, Loy (Shirley); sisters, Leona (Harold) Hultquist, Ila Laaker, Inez Diers, June (Jim) Wood.

Visitation is Tues., July 12th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Family will be receiving friends.

The Funeral Service is Wed., July 13th at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Covenant Church.

Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Military Honors will be held at the cemetery.

Burial is at the Westside Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Marlin Nissen

Marlin Nissen

Iva Darlene (Morgan) Anderson, 89, of Oakland NE

Iva Darlene (Morgan) Anderson was born to Floyd “Jack” Morgan and Eva E. (Newill) Morgan on August, 22, 1926 on a farm east of Lyons, Nebraska. She passed away on March 24, 2016 at the Oakland Memorial Hospital.

Iva grew up on a farm east of Rosalie the third from the oldest of 11 siblings. She received her early education at McCauley School, a country school located just east of the Morgan farm. In 1944 she graduated from Rosalie High School.

On April 17, 1946, Iva married Raymond L. Anderson at the Dodge County Courthouse in Fremont. They lived their entire married lives in Oakland, Nebraska where they raised five children.

Iva worked at the Johnson’s, Hilltop, Crest and Royal Cafes in Oakland for several years before purchasing the Hilltop Cafe in 1967 and becoming her own boss at age 40. For the first 9 years, the cafe was open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week with Iva working two shifts per day. Known for serving huge portions, her specialties included homemade fried chicken, hot beef sandwiches, chicken fried steaks, hash browns, pies and French fries with gravy on top (a favorite of the local high school students).

After going to work each day at 4:00 a.m. for nearly 25 years, Iva sold the cafe in 1992. Bored with retirement, she cooked at the Oakland Golf Club until officially retiring to enjoy more time with her family.

Iva enjoyed watching all types of sports- especially when her sons were playing or coaching. Iva will be remembered for working hard, speaking her mind and being fiercely proud and protective of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray, in 1983; sister, Dorothy Shamburg; and two brothers, Rex and Jim Morgan.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Roger Enstrom of Fremont; four sons and daughters-in-law: Doug and Sandi Anderson of Omaha, Mick and Kathy Anderson of Wahoo, Kevin and Dawn Anderson of Craig, and Paul and Anna Anderson of Oakland; 13 grandchildren: Kristin (Chuck) Lewis, Jennifer (Duane) Bartelt, Justin Anderson, Amy (Tim) Kindschuh, Andrea (Rich) Alexander, Alexandria Anderson, Anna Enstrom, Lisa (Matt) Glathar, Rachel Enstrom and fiancée, Dylan Howe, Holly Perez, Brooke (Clint) Peterson, Andrew Anderson and Alex (Stephanie) Anderson; 14 great grandchildren: Ryan, Spencer, Grant and Chase Lewis; Carson and Ava Bartelt; William and Lucy Glathar; Devon Anderson, Chloe and Bowen Perez; Paisley, Hadley and Eli Peterson; sisters: Verna Vogt of Livermore, CA, Jean Thomas of Oakland, Elva Barnett of Pocahontas, IA; brothers, Ralph Morgan of Nevada, IA, Max Morgan of Walthill, NE, Jackie Morgan of Onawa, IA and Jary Morgan of Omaha.

Visitation is Mon., March 28th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland.Family will be receiving friends during this time.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tues., March 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Covenant Church in rural Oakland.

A private family burial will be held at the Oakland Cemetery.

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

Iva Anderson

Iva Anderson

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