Dean C. Salmon, 84, of Wakefield NE


Dean C. Salmon, 84, of Wakefield, NE, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. Funeral services are Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield; Pastor Barbara Hansen will be officiating. The visitation will be Friday, July 29, 2016 at Salem Lutheran Church from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Burial with military honors will be in the Wakefield Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield is in charge of the arrangements.

Dean was born May 8, 1932 in Concord, NE to Frederick and Helena (Mecke), being 1 of 15 children. He graduated from Concord High School in 1950. After graduating, he was drafted into the United States Army where he served 16 months from 1953 until 1954 with the 933rd Artillery Company in Incheon Korea. Upon returning, he married Phyllis Johnson at Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord on June 23, 1957 and the couple had two children.

Dean worked for Salmon Well Company from 1950 until 2006, which was founded by his father and uncle in 1914. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, the American Legion, and was a fireman from 1963 to 1986, then becoming an honorary fireman. Dean enjoyed fishing, woodworking, mowing the lawn, and attending morning and afternoon coffee. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Salmon of Wakefield, NE; son, Bennett (Kathleen) Salmon of Wakefield, NE; daughter, LeAnn Miner of Wakefield, NE; sisters, Mae Schwarten of Wakefield, NE, Mary Ann Garvin of Dixon, NE; brother, Kenneth (Phyllis) Salmon of Wakefield, NE, 5 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Shad Miner; son-in-law, Vernie Miner; and siblings, Frederick W. Salmon, Allen Salmon, Ilene Andersen, Irene Manto, Helen Hattig, Leo Salmon, Harold Salmon, Elmer Salmon, Lucille Taylor, Caroline Gordon, and Leonard Salmon.

Dean Salmon

Dean Salmon

Verah G. Lallman, 85, of Fremont Formerly of Tekamah NE


Verah G. Lallman, 85 years, of Fremont, NE died December 20, 2015 at Premier Estates in Fremont.

Verah was born March 21, 1930 in Tekamah, NE to Walter and Doris(Trowbridge)Beum. She grew up in Tekamah and was a 1948 graduate of Tekamah High School. Verah married Marvin L. Fox on May 27, 1951 in Tekamah. The couple lived at Wahoo, NE for 1 year before returning to Tekamah. They moved to Arlington, NE in 1958. They later divorced. She married August C. Lallman on May 20, 1977 at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle. The couple resided in Arlington. August died August 1, 2012. Verah had been residing at Premier Estates, formerly Arbor Manor in Fremont since December 2009.

Verah’s work history included Burt County Rural Electrification Association for 3 yrs., Offutt Air Base in Bellevue 1967 to 1970, the Pathfinder Hotel in Fremont for 2 yrs., owned and operated Verah’s Mini-Mart at Arlington, NE for 6 years and ended her working career at Wal-Mart in Fremont.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tekamah and V.F.W. Auxiliary at Arlington.

She is survived by daughters, Gloria (Les) Raub of Omaha, Georgia (Ed, II) Hollander of Fremont and Gwen Roberts of Clearwater, FL; sons, Gerald Fox of Lyons, NE and Gordon (Holly) Fox of Lawrenceburg, IN; step-daughters, Carolyn (James) Taylor of Arlington and Darlene Lallman of Blair, NE; step-daughter-in-law, Naomi Lallman of New Mexico; sisters, Nada (The Rev. Dale) Shadonix of Ottumwa, IA and Harriet Litel of Minneapolis, MN; 15 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren; 19 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband; step-son, Kenny Lallman; brother, Alfred “Fritz” Claussen; sisters, Lillis Thompson and Waletta Elske; and daughter-in-law, Shelly Fox.

Private family service will be held at a later date.

Jimmy L. Tillman, 85, of Fremont NE


Jimmy L. Tillman, 85 years, of Fremont, NE died Monday, November 30, 2015 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE.

Jimmy was born July 26, 1930 in Hooper, NE to John and Gladys (Rodgers) Tillman. He grew up in Hooper and was a 1948 graduate of Hooper High School, where he played football and basketball. He then moved to Sidney, NE. Jimmy previously worked for the railroad, and operated a roller rink in Hawarden, Iowa and Slayton, MN. He later moved to Fremont, where he lived most of his life. He was a 44 year employee of Hormel’s, and owned and operated Tillman TV Repair Service in Fremont. He also worked for Fremont Housing Authority. Jimmy married Jeanine McDonald on April 24th at Grace Lutheran Church in Hooper.

He was a former member of Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont and member of the Hooper Volunteer Fire Department, for several years. He enjoyed sports, especially Husker Football. Jimmy enjoyed roller skating and entered many dance competitions with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanine; sons, Kelly and wife, Lou Tillman of Houston, TX and Michael and wife, Cheri Tillman of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Illa Stalp of West Point, NE; 2 grandchildren, Ashley and Sarah Tillman; and 7 adopted grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill; and sisters, Jackie and Avis.

Funeral service will be 3:30 PM, Friday, December 4, 2015 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. The Rev. J.W. Berry will officiate. Visitation on Friday 1 hour prior to services. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Jimmy Tillman

Jimmy Tillman

Shad L. Miner, 35, of Wakefield NE


Shad L. Miner, 35, of Wakefield, Nebraska died on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield; Pastor Barbara Hansen will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield is in charge of the arrangements.

Shad was born on January 9, 1980 in Pender, NE, the son of Vern and LeAnn (Salmon) Miner. He attended Wakefield High School, graduating in 1998. On May 2, 2009, Shad was united in marriage to Tara McKay at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield. To this union one son, Weston, was born. Shad was currently employed with Michael Foods in Wakefield as a warehouse supervisor. He enjoyed many things in his life including golf, fishing and hunting. He was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker and Indianapolis Colts fan. Most of all he enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends and playing with his son Weston.

He is survived by his wife Tara and son Weston of Wakefield, his mother LeAnn Miner, sister Shanda (John) Geiser and brother Brady Miner, grandparents Dean and Phyllis Salmon, his aunt and uncle Bennett and Kathy Salmon all of Wakefield, NE, and many nieces . nephews and cousins.

Shad was preceded in death by his father Vern and his paternal grandparents Robert and Betty Miner.

Shad Miner

Shad Miner

William Harold Taylor SR., 88, of Oakland NE


WILLIAM HAROLD TAYLOR SR. was born December 18, 1926, in Blair, Nebraska, the son of Harold and Adeline (Carlson) Taylor.  He passed into eternal rest on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Fremont.

Bill was raised in Washington County and joined the Navy during WWII shortly after his 17th birthday serving in the South Pacific on the destroyer USS Knapp.

He married May Schluter on April 15, 1953, at Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont.

Bill and May moved to a farm northeast of Oakland in 1961 where he also had a crop dusting business.  He was active in Veterans groups serving as the VFW State Commander in 1980 and as the Burt County Veterans Service Officer after retiring from active farming.  He had many friends across Nebraska and loved fishing, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jeane, and brothers Donald, Jim, and Stan.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, May; sister Peggy Anderson of Blair; sons, Bill (Jean) of Elkhorn; Ken (Jayne) of Mead, Calvin (Maureen) of Conestoga, PA; daughters Ruth Trout and Helen Murray of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-children.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:30 am at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.

BURIAL WITH MILITARY HONORS:Oakland Cemetery, with Military Honors by Ryan VFW Post No. 5543 and American Legion Post No. 46

VISITATION: Tuesday 4-8 pm with family receiving friends from 6-8 pm at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service.

MEMORIALS: First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland and the Oakland Ryan VFW Post No. 5543

Please feel free to send your condolences to the family.
Each condolence will be printed and given to the family after the service.

William Taylor

William Taylor

Weldon C. Schwarten, 86 of Wakefield NE


Weldon C. Schwarten, 86, of Wakefield, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Wakefield Health Care Center in Wakefield. A celebration of Weldon’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield; Pastor Darwin Garton will be officiating. A prayer service will be held at Salem Lutheran Church Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial with military honors from the Wakefield American Legion Post #81 will be in the Wakefield Cemetery following the service. Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Wakefield Community Foundation and Salem Lutheran Church.

Weldon was born on October 4, 1927 in Wakefield, Nebraska, the son of Charles and Anna (Gradert) Schwarten. He was a lifelong member of Salem Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. Weldon graduated from Wakefield High School in 1945 and went on to serve in the United States Army from 1950 until 1952. On October 1, 1961, he was united in marriage to Betty Stolle at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church near Concord, Nebraska. To this union four children were born: Teri, Thomas, Timothy and Tricia. Weldon worked in the Wakefield bank for several years until being elected as Dixon County Treasurer. He served two terms as treasurer until his retirement. Along with being a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Weldon was also a member of the Wakefield American Legion Post #81, and the Wakefield Community Club. His hobbies included playing cards, golf, playing pool at the senior center and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, and the family vacations they took.

Weldon is survived by his wife Betty of Wakefield, sons: Thomas (Kimberly) Schwarten of Lincoln, NE and Timothy (Beth) Schwarten of Vancouver, WA, daughters: Teri (Roger) Sahs of Stillwater, OK and Tricia (Joe) Rehrs of Syracuse, NE, ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Merle (Mae) Schwarten of Wakefield, NE, nieces, nephews and many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister-in-law Lois Schwarten, nephew Bradley Schwarten and a great niece Megan Schwarten.

Weldon Schwarten

Weldon Schwarten

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