Pamela K. Hancock, 73, of Fremont NE, Formerly of Tekamah NE

Pamela K. Hancock, 73 years, of Fremont, NE died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Fremont Medical Health Center. Pamela was born November 24, 1943 in San Francisco, California to Ralph and Mable (Lewis) Petet.

She lived in San Francisco during World War II and moved to Comstock, NE and then to Tekamah, NE. She graduated from 8th grade at District #8 at Tekamah and graduated in 1961 from Tekamah High School. She moved to Fremont in 1961. Pamela married Lawrence D. Hancock on November 9, 1962 and they later divorced. He preceded her in death on November 14, 2013. She retired in 2010 from Hormel Foods in Fremont after thirty-four years of employment.

Pam was a member of First Baptist Church in Fremont, a very proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a former member of a Red Hat Society. She volunteered at Fremont Health Medical Center. She was an avid genealogist, Huskers Fan and Elvis Fan. She traveled as much as possible with family and friends and had planned a trip for later this winter. She visited Graceland multiple times and enjoyed flowers and gardening. She loved her dog, Dutchess, a Boston terrier.

She is survived by sons, Scott (Angie) Hancock, Chris Hancock all of Fremont and Tyler (Michelle) Hancock of Arlington, NE; brother, Jerry (JoAnn) Petet of West Point, NE; sister, Sharon Sohl of Columbus, NE; and grandchildren, Nathan Hancock, Sara Hancock, Caleb Hancock, Jordyn Hancock, Brady Hancock, and Cameron Hancock.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Service will be at 9:30 A.M., Saturday, November 18, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Fremont. The Rev. Leland Foreman and Rev. Richard Crooks will officiate. Visitation on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont and forty-five minutes prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be directed to the family for further designation or to the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025   402-721-4490




Michael “Mic” Clark, 68, of Louisville KY, Formerly of Tekamah NE

Michael “Mic” Clark, age 68, of Louisville, Kentucky formerly of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Memorial service with full Military Honors provided by Tekamah area veterans will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Chatt Center in Tekamah.

Michael was born January 29, 1948 in Blair, Nebraska, the son of Herbert & Eva (Magill) Clark.  He attended Arizona District #3 school and graduated from Tekamah High School.

After graduation Mic joined the Army, spending his service time in Germany and Vietnam.  He then attended Wayne State College where he met his future wife, Gloria Heskens.  Mic & Gloria were married in Tekamah on August 7, 1971.

Mic’s main life’s work was in architectural facades. He was very much involved in the design and construction of the Mutual of Omaha dome.   Formglas Company of San Jose, California was very impressed with his work on the dome. The company hired him as general manager and moved him to California.  Later Mic and two friends purchased the company.  The company name was changed to ‘Intex’ and Mic was the CEO.

Mic’s main past times were: restoration of old cars (which he loved); old TV programs and cartoons; a good cold beer & football.  His main love, above all, was being with his grandchildren & attending their activities.

Mic is survived by his mother, Eva Clark McCluskey of Tekamah; wife, Gloria, of Louisville, KY, daughter, Kimberly (Clark) Spier of Omaha; son, Brian Clark and wife, Yuki, of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Max & Alexis Spier, Noah, Barak, Grace & Titus Clark, and J.T. Whaley; brothers, Herbert Clark and wife, Pat, of Tekamah; John Clark and wife, Cathy, of Yakima, Washington; Kent McCluskey of Tekamah; sister, Karen Dickinson and husband, Dave, of Lincoln; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mic was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Clark; stepfather, Marion McCluskey; daughter, Jenny Whaley; granddaughter, Jasmine Whaley.

Michael “Mic” Clark

Irene Joy Nordstrom, 71, of Tekamah NE

Irene Joy Nordstrom was born to Gerald Kenneth and Ethel Lena (Clyde) McIntosh on February 23, 1945 in Blair, Nebraska. She passed away May 30, 2016, at CHI Health Immanuel in Omaha, Nebraska, after a month-long battle due to complications from surgery.

She attended a rural school in her early years and graduated from Tekamah High School in 1963. Arnold “Arnie” Nordstrom, Jr. and Irene were united in marriage on May 3, 1964. Born to this union were three daughters. Irene and Arnie were empty-nesters for just a few years before they became the legal guardians of 3 very young children. They continued to generously open their doors to several other family members in times of need. They were very close to their many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Irene worked as the office manager off and on for all the years they owned a local TV and appliance store. She had a deep abiding love for Jesus Christ and a driving desire to serve the Lord. One of Irene’s greatest joys was teaching songs to children during her community’s Vacation Bible School and at Sunday School. She helped with MOP’s as a teacher and also taught piano lessons. Over the last several years, Irene has volunteered to manage the Tekamah Food Pantry. She loved her Bible Study groups too. She was well-known for her bright smile and her talkative warmth. She had a real gift for encouraging others. She was a loving soul, full of orneriness with a twinkle in her eye.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents and step-father, George Metzler, Sr; sisters, Geraldine Metzler and Gale Macdonald; brother, Gerald McIntosh; sister-in-law, Ulrike McIntosh; niece, Amber Wood; nephew Tatum McIntosh; her double cousin, Walter McIntosh.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold; daughters and sons-in-laws, Laura (Daniel) Kelley of Waco, NE, Brenda (Mark) Nelson of Elkhorn, NE, Trina (Warren) Wetzel of Tekamah; their guardian children, Faith Teneyck, Michael Metzler, Holly (Mike) Martin, all of Tekamah; eight grandchildren, Jacqueline, Nicole, Weston, Nicholas, Gregory, Jessica, Gavin and Jordan; two step-grandchildren, Kevin and Erin; four honorary grandchildren, Brayten, Mark, Jacob and Joseph, five great grandchildren, Lacey, Benjamin, Brialynn, Adrian and Maddelynn; step-mother, Erna Hawley of Tekamah; sisters, Sherry Kocher of Elkhorn, Jeanette Brooks of Cozad, NE and Debi (Darrel) Boyce of Herman, NE; brothers, George McIntosh of Lincoln and George (Sonny) Metzler, Jr. of Tekamah; many beloved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Thurs., June 2nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Family will be receiving friends.

The Funeral Service is Fri., June 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tekamah. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

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

Irene Nordstrom

Irene Nordstrom

Ernest Glup, 76, of Tekamah NE

Ernest Henry Glup was born to Ernest A. and Gladys (Schmidt) Glup May 31, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska. He passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his home in rural Tekamah, Nebraska, at the age of 76 years

Ernie spent his childhood in Omaha. He moved to Tekamah in 1956 with Don and Lois Blodgett. He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1957.

On June 21, 1959 Ernie was married to Noretta Niemeyer. Four children were born to this union; Scott, Craig, Robyn and Troy.

Ernie spent the next several years in business with his father and brother in a South Omaha service station. He returned to Tekamah and went into the soil conservation business with Don Blodgett. After he bought the business from Don, he and his brother Jerry operated Glup Construction until the business was purchased by sons, Craig and Troy. Ernie continued to sell plastic pipe and culvert until his illness.

The most important decision Ernie made in his life was to accept his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Since that decision, it was vital to him that everyone he met knew the same gift was available to them.

From childhood on, Ernie loved the outdoors and spent his leisure time hunting and fishing. Through those hobbies he made many treasured friendships. This love was passed on to his children and grandchildren. Some of his most enjoyable times were spent with family at his private fishing hole.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry.

He is survived by his wife, Noretta; children, Scott (Kristi) Glup of Willmar, MN, Craig (Lisa) Glup of Tekamah, Robyn (David) Stubbendick of Avoca, NE, Troy (Jennifer) Glup of Tekamah; grandchildren, Josh (Amanda) Stubbendick, Tyler Glup, Hillary (Scott) Wiebusch, Brittany Glup, Matthew Glup, John Stubbendick, Morgan Glup, Ellie Glup, Nicholas Glup; great-grandchildren, Madi and Henry; sister, Molline (Joe) Carroll; several nieces and nephews.


Wed., May 4th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah
1103 J Street, Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will be receiving friends.

Funeral Service

Thurs., May 5th at 10:30 AM
Country Bible Church
13121 County Road 16, Blair, NE 68008

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.


Ernest Glup

Ernest Glup

Kathryn “Kay” Louise Shafer, 89, of Tekamah NE

KATHRYN “Kay” Louise SHAFER was born November 16, 1925 in rural Decatur, Nebraska. She was the oldest of three children born  to John C. and Nadine L. (Martin) Simpson. She passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska, at the age of 89, surrounded by her family.

Kay graduated from Tekamah High School in 1943, and was united in marriage to Roland L. Shafer, Jr. on May 22, 1944. To this union were born four children, Mike, Pat, Wendy and Matt.

Kay spent many of her years being a homemaker, social worker, baking cakes and being the first director of the Tekamah Golden Age Center.  She loved sewing, painting and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Joseph Simpson; nephews, Bobby Simpson and Timmy Simpson.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years,  Roland L. Shafer, Jr.; children, Michael (Kathy Johnson) Shafer, Martin Patrick (Harriet) Shafer; Wendy (Doug) Carlson, Matthew Shafer; brother, Raymond (Virginia) Simpson; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Simpson; grandchildren, Chad, Doug, Carrie, Jamy, Leigh, Brandi, Kirby, Troy; great grandchildren, Sidney, Olivia, Maddy, Max, Macy, Kendall, Kambell, Tayler; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Tekamah. Rev. Mark Richardson, officiant.


BURIAL: Tekamah Cemetery

MEMORIALS: To the family

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

Kathryn Shafer

Kathryn Shafer


Sandra Sue “Sandy” Stork, 70, of Tekamah NE

SANDRA SUE “SANDY” STORK passed from this life Friday, September 26, 2014.  She was born on October 27, 1943,  to Clyde V. and Mary A. (Weber) Stork. She grew up on the family farm near Tekamah, Nebraska, and continued to be involved in its operation throughout her life.

Sandy graduated from Tekamah High School in 1962. She was a dedicated participant in 4-H during her high school years, winning many awards for food, sewing, and speech. She also showed Shorthorn cattle, for which she earned the distinction of being chosen Shorthorn Lassie Queen by the Nebraska Shorthorn Association.

In 1966, Sandy earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She then went on to attain her master’s degree from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio in 1969.

Sandy began her professional career as an Outpatient Clinical Dietitian at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.  In 1974 she was promoted to the position of Assistant Director of the Department of Dietetics, and in 1978 she became the Director of the Department of Clinical Dietetics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  She was instrumental in the creation and initiation of the dietetic internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Most recently she taught Nutrition to nursing students at the Nebraska Methodist College as well as to culinary students at the Metropolitan Community College – Institute for the Culinary Arts in Omaha.  She was a gifted, engaging, and loved teacher who was able to not only see the potential in others but who was also able to help them reach that potential.  Known for her creative, personable, seasoned-with-humor teaching style, Sandy easily related to students at all levels.

Sandy lovingly cared for her bed-ridden mother in their home for many years, and then later, also devotedly provided home care for her father.

Her personal relationship with Jesus Christ was most important to her and that relationship was visible in her daily life.  Sandy was known for her steady, measured, and wise counsel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Mary Alice Stokes Brown and Patricia June Stokes Hovendick; nephew, Mike Brown.

Those left to fondly remember her are her dearest friend, Barbara Robertson;  brother-in-law, Earl Hovendick; nephews and niece, Earl Jr. “Butch”, Kevin and Tim Hovendick, Christy Reser, Jeff and Steven Brown;  many other relatives and friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at the Tekamah City Auditorium, 1315 K Street, Tekamah, Nebraska.

VISITATION: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 4 – 8 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Home in Tekamah. Visitation will also be held Friday one hour prior to the service at the auditorium in Tekamah.

BURIAL: Tekamah Cemetery

MEMORIALS: Lied Tekamah Public Library, 204 South 13th St.,Tekamah, NE 68061-13044 or the Sandra S. Stork Trust to be used for charitable organizations or individuals that she supported during her lifetime.

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

Sandra Stork

Sandra Stork

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