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Jimmy Blevins, 63, of Oakland NE


Jimmy Blevins, age 63, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, at his home in Oakland.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 10:30 am at Evangelical Free Church in Oakland with burial in the Westside Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, 5-8 pm with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland.  Memorials to the family for later designation. Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

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Charles A. Sanders, Jr., 91, of West Point, Formerly of Oakland NE


Charles A. Sanders, Jr. was born to Charles Sanders, Sr. and Violet (Larson) Sanders in Oakland, Nebraska on February 10, 1925.He passed away October 25, 2016 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, Nebraska, at the age of 91 years.

Charles was raised on the family farm, as the oldest of four siblings, along with Verna (Smith), Joyce and Molly (Rainey). Charles graduated from Oakland High School in 1942, but after a farming accident claimed the life of Charles Sr. in 1944, he took over the farm at the age of 19.

In 1947, Charles married his high school sweetheart, Jean Servine of Oakland. They soon gave birth to two daughters; Mary and Pat. Several years later, their son David came along.

During his time at the farm, Charles served on many Board of Directors including the Rural Fire Department, School District 17, Oakland Mutual Insurance and three years as the President of the Farmer’s CO-OP Board. In addition to his family, one of the things that Charles was extremely proud of was reaching the 15 Gallon Donation level with the American Red Cross.

Charles and Jean lived at their farm for 41 years before retiring and buying their dream house in West Point, Nebraska. They lived together for another 24 years, and were able to travel and enjoy their retirement.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jean; children, Mary (Don) Lanning of Lincoln, NE, Pat (Doug) Harris of Lenexa, KS, David (Candi) Sanders of Lincoln; grandchildren, Michael (Jaime) Lanning of Kansas City, MO, Katie Lanning of Lincoln, Chloe Sanders of Lincoln; great grandchild, Andrew Lanning of Kansas City.

The Funeral Service is Mon., Oct. 31st at the First United Methodist Church in Oakland at 11:00 a.m.

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

Burial is in the Westside Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the Oakland Fire and Rescue.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Sanders Jr.

Charles Sanders Jr.

Leona F. Hultquist, 87, of Fremont NE


Leona F. Hultquist, age 87, of Fremont, Nebraska passed away early Friday morning, July 22, 2016.  Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Fremont. The committal will be at 1:30 PM in the Westside Cemetery near Oakland.  Visitation will be held at the Ludvigsen Mortuary, Fremont, on Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the family for distribution. Online guestbook can be accessed at http://www.ludvigsenmortuary.com.  Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

Leona was born January 15, 1929 in West Point to Bodolf and Frances (Olson) Nissen. She grew up on the family farm near Oakland. She attended Oakland High School.

On August 19, 1948, Leona was married in the Westside Methodist Church near Oakland to Harold R. Hultquist. They farmed near Oakland. Leona worked as a waitress in Oakland and also was an aid in the Oakland Hospital. The couple moved to Fremont in 1977 and she worked as a unit secretary in the Fremont hospital for 15 years.

Leona was a member of the first United Methodist Church of Fremont and had been involved in various activities there, including the Methodist Quilters. She also belonged to the Prairie Piecemakers (quilters) and Red Hats. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, crafting, decorating, gardening, and genealogy. She was proud of her Danish heritage, more so after visiting her relatives in Denmark several times.

She was preceded in death by parents, 4 brothers: LeRoy, Danny, Myron and wife Prudy, and Marlin Nissen, 2 brothers-in-law Duane and Arnie.

Survivors: husband Harold
4 daughters, Barbara Nelson, Lincoln
Jeanne Pritchard, Fremont
Nancy (David) Guill, Wayne
Patsy (David) Kerschinske, Fremont
Son – Wayne Hultquist, Fremont
Exchange student daughter – Suleka (Santosh) Das of New Jersey
14 grandchildren
21 great grandchildren
3 great, great grandchildren
3 sisters, Inez Diers, West Point
Ila Laaker, Fremont
Betty June (Jim) Wood, Lincoln
brother, Loy (Shirley) Nissen, Oakland
sister-in-law, LaVonne Nissen, Beemer
numerous nieces and nephews

Leona Hultquist

Leona Hultquist

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