Robert “Bob” Wilson, 84, of Omaha, died on Friday, Aug. 5 at the Hospice House -- The Josie Harper Residence in Omaha. A funeral service was held on Aug. 13 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Omaha. Rev. Vitalis Anyanike and Rev. Ken Vavrina officiated. Burial was held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Omaha. A rosary was held on Aug. 12 at John A. Gentleman Mortuary in Omaha. Robert “Bob” Wilson, the son of George Wilson and Lois Mock was born on Jan. 13, 1932 in Aurora. Bob attended grade school and high school in Aurora and graduated from Hastings College. Following college, he served as a clerk-typist in the Army for three years, followed by 6 years in the reserves. Bob spent the bulk of his working life as a computer programmer, systems analyst and project leader before retiring in 1995. Bob married his wife Rosemary Kluck on Aug. 30, 1952 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora.
Cynthia, “Cindy” M. Bryan, 62 of Loup City, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at her home in Loup City. To honor Cindy’s wishes, cremation has been held. Celebration of Life services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2016 at Grace Bible Church in Loup City with Reverend Douglas DeNeui officiating. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be held at a later date at Aurora. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements. You can sign Cindy’s guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc.com.
Marva Gerlach, age 86, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Memorial Community Care. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, August 22 at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Ron Harris will officiate. Inurnment will be at the Aurora Cemetery. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Marva Rae Gerlach, the daughter of Seth A. and Lola M. (Smith) Best, was born in Callaway, on August 15, 1929 and passed away in Aurora, on August 10, 2016, at the age of 86. She was raised in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1947. Marva worked at a soda fountain in Broken Bow, where she met Donald Gerlach.
Dorothy F. Nelson, age 92 of Kearney, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 with her family by her side, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born on November 25, 1923 in rural Atkinson, IL. She was the second of four children born to John L. and Louise (Wyffels) Floming. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith and continued her faith through attending Protestant churches. Dorothy grew up in rural areas of Atkinson and Cambridge, IL and attended one room schools through the 10th grade when it became necessary for her to begin working off the farm to help her family during the Great Depression. She later completed a GED. On August 12, 1943 Dorothy was united in marriage to Spencer Vernon Nelson, a Cambridge, IL young man. They made their home in San Diego, CA after Spencer was discharged from the Navy following WWII.
Alvin J. Luppen, 86, of rural Marysville, KS, died Friday, August 5, 2016 at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 11, at the Stateline Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Marysville. Rev. Ken Kramer will officiate. Vanessa Wergin will sing “Amazing Grace,” “Go Rest High on That Mountain” and “How Great Thou Art.” Visitation will be Wednesday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers are Jack Wergin, Clayton Saathoff Darrell Gerdes, Ivan Bartels, Larry Luppen, Byron Thoreson, Ryan Tjaden and Dennis Tjaden. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Glenn "Snook" Bell, age 91, of Giltner, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016, at the Grand Island Veterans Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 11 at the Giltner United Methodist Church. Rev. Mahlon Richardson will officiate. Interment will be in the Giltner Cemetery with full Military Rites. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Giltner United Methodist Church. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Glenn Verlin Bell, the son of Frank and Chloe (Davis) Bell, was born on May 17, 1925 at Giltner, and passed away at Grand Island, on August 6, 2016, at the age of 91.
Maureen Dell Sloan, age 68 of York, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Lincoln. She was born November 18, 1947 in York to Maurice and Aliene (Thompson) Donaho. Maureen was a 1965 graduate of York High School. She was united in marriage to Gary Sloan on March 27, 1982 in York. Over the years Maureen worked at several businesses in the York area including The Holland House, Dale’s Electronics, York General Hearthstone, Walmart and Pamida Pharmacies, and most recently, Ascera Care Hospice. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and president of the Does in York.
Jeanette (Neben) Miller Ulmer, 82 of Pawnee City, died peacefully in her sleep after a short bout with cancer on August 2, 2016 at the Pawnee County Memorial Hospital. Jeanette was born on July 18, 1934 in Dawson County in Nebraska to Ernest and Martha (Knispel) Neben. She attended a rural parochial school in elementary school and graduated from Overton High School. She attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln for three and half years, 20 hours short of graduating. She met Billy Miller while attending UNL and they were married August 14, 1954.
Michael Vincent, age 24, of Walnut Creek, Calif., died May 16, 2013, at New Way Services in Oakley, Calif. Michael will be buried with his loving grandmother, Shirley Kissel Fletcher. He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Vincent of Mexico. Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, James Vincent of Carmichael, Calif. and his loving mother, Lorri Ohlendorf of Carmichael, Calif.
Ruby Dieckmann, age 99, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 5 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., Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Ruby Inez Dieckmann, the daughter of Ira Thomas and Mabel (Lee) Pickingpaugh, was born at Palco, Kansas, on December 7, 1916, and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska, on August 2, 2016, at the age of 99. She grew up in Palco, Kansas and graduated from Palco High School in 1934.