Karla Jo Andreasen-Truell, 59 of Grand Island died September 28, 2014 at her home following a 40 year battle with lupus and its effects. Celebration of life service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Reverend Rodney Armon will be officiating. Inurnment will be at noon on Friday in the Hordville Cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home. Karla Jo was born April 4, 1955 at Grand Island the daughter of Bernard and Agnes (Benson) Andreasen. She was raised near Hordville and graduated from Hordville High School in 1973. She attended Grand Island School of Business for 1 year. Karla was united in marriage to Dorson Sawyers on September 8, 1974 in Hordville. To this union they were blessed with a daughter, Megan.
Gary Andrew Dudder, 72, of Kearney died peacefully on September 27, 2014 at his home after a battle with lung cancer. Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 2 at Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Kearney with Pastor John Gosswein officiating. Visitation will be at O’Brien, Straatman, Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1. Gary was born February 1, 1942 in Seattle, Washington to Joseph and Harriet (Schoffner) Dudder. On December 2, 1995 he married Jaculin Brickner (Ruby).
Betty Elaine Rust, age 87, of York, died on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at York. She was born on February 25, 1927 at Bradshaw, to Charles Delbert and Rose (Bittinger) Morris. She grew up on the family farm with her three brothers and one sister. Betty attended high school in Polk. On March 10, 1949, she married Jess Rust. To this union were born six children. Betty was a stay at home mom and later on also held various jobs. She enjoyed watching old movies, listening to music, sewing, quilting, crocheting and spending time with her family.
Eileen Maw, age 92, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Memorial Community Care. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 30 at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Ron Harris will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Rosalie Eileen Maw, the daughter of John Edward and Edith Hilda (Jensen) Bayne, was born in Giltner, on November 1, 1921 and passed away in Aurora, on September 25, 2014, at the age of 92. She grew up in the Giltner area and graduated from Giltner High School. Eileen worked in the school cafeteria for a few years before graduating from beauty school in 1962.
Shirley Ann Hoover Sanders, 78, formerly of Hamilton and York counties, died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Lincoln. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk with Rev. Jeffrey Bloom officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Solt Funeral Home of Central City and Polk is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com Shirley was born on Nov. 7, 1935, in Polk County to Willard D. and Mildred D. (Meerkatz) Richardson. Shirley attended school in York County through the tenth grade and moved with her family to Marquette and graduated from Marquette High School in 1954. She then worked as a waitress in York. On Aug. 5, 1956, Shirley was united in marriage to Stanley Hoover at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk. To this union three children were born, Cathy, Cindy and J.D. They lived in Seward.
A memorial service will be held for Earl and Evelyn Beyer at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kronborg on Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. The service will be followed by a potluck luncheon at noon with the main course provided by the family. Desserts, salads, etc. will be welcomed. Earl and Evelyn farmed two miles east of Kronborg for most of their lives. In 1979, they cast their fate to the wind and became campground hosts for the Army Corp of Engineers. From that time on they were on an extended vacation which ended in the Palm Spring’s area of Southern California. Nonetheless, Kronborg and the surrounding area was always home. Please join the family on Sept. 27 as they celebrate the lives of two very good people who are now back home.
Norman Leland Arnett, Sr of Crete died at Crete Manor in Crete on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 10:40 p.m. Burial well be at the Phillips Cemetery. Norman was born on Nov. 5, 1948. His parents were Leland and Alice (Manka) Arnett. Norman married Brenda Sue Arnett on Oct. 18, 1996 in Lincoln. Brenda died on Aug. 19, 1998. Norm attended Giltner High School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Norm loved to bowl, hunt and fish. He loved Husker football and especially baseball. He enjoyed his dream of umpiring baseball and mentoring the next generation of umpires. Survivors include: his son, Norman Arnett, Jr. of Lincoln; daughter and spouse, Jennifer and Perre Neilan of Lincoln; daughter, Michele Arnett of Lincoln; son, Will Arnett of Crete; daughter and spouse, Laurie and Joe Morrison of Lincoln; sister: Elaine Roberts of Lincoln; and four grandchildren.
Marion R. Harder of Gretna died Sept. 21, 2014 at Papillion Manor in Papillion. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Gretna. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Roeder Mortuary in Gretna. Pastor Ron Youngerman will be officiating. Burial will be at Voss - Mohr Cemetery in Omaha. Marion was born on Nov. 28, 1921 in Gretna. Her parents were John and Georgia (Fox) Snell. Marion was married to Dale Harder, who died May 22, 2012.
Robert F. Thompson, 88, of St. Paul died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the United Methodist Church in St. Paul. The Reverend Randy Dilts will officiate. Burial will be held in Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. A visitation was held Tuesday at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Robert was born Dec. 10, 1925 to John and Lora (Skipper) Thompson in St. Liberty, Mo. He grew up in Missouri and attended a country school near Princeton and graduated. Robert was united in marriage to Shirley Lawson on Nov. 7, 1953 in Exline, Iowa. To this union five children were born. The couple moved to Unionville, Mo. and several towns in Central Nebraska. They lived in Phillips for several years and in 1974 the couple moved to St. Libory where they owned the Lone Tree Gas Station.
Janette Lucille Hancock, 82, of Shamokin Dam, Penn. passed on Friday afternoon, September 12, 2014, at the Manor at Penn Village, in Selinsgrove. She was born December 26, 1931, the daughter of Hiram Leroy and Ethel Mae England in Phillips, Hamilton County, Nebraska. On October 25, 1953, she married the love of her life, Dyer J. Hancock and was married 51 years until he passed. Janette was valedictorian of her 1949 graduating class at Phillips High School in Phillips. She was a teacher at a one-room school house in the early 1950’s. She worked for Simplicity Patterns and Control Data “Seagate” in Omaha, for many years. She was a 1994 graduated from Metropolitan Community College with an Associate in Business Administration Degree. Janette was a loyal member of the Church of the Nazarene in Millard, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was loved dearly by the congregation.