Doniphan resident, Robert R. “Bob” Brown, 78, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island. Services will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Doniphan United Methodist Church with Pastor Kelly Karges officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2016 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home in Hastings, and one hour prior to the service at the church in Doniphan.
Marjorie A. Rhode, 91, of Prairie Home, Mo. passed away at the Neighborhoods, in Columbia on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Visitation for Marjorie will be at Zion Lutheran Church in Lone Elm from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Funeral services will be held at the Church at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, with Pastor Paul Weisenborn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mary I. Juett of Redwood City, Calif. passed away at her home on March 28, 2016. She was born March 4, 1920 in Phillips to Marcus Nicholas Baker and Minnie Armena Sharp. She was married to Clarence Mont Juett who passed away on Feb. 10, 2006. They were married Aug. 4, 1942 in Phillips. Mary worked as an elevator operator in Seattle, Wash. while Clarence was in the army air corp duties and in the1950’s was home tech for four boys. She is survived by: son Richard Lee Juett and three nephews from Clarence’s sister Josephine Baker, Roger Baker, Dennis Baker and their families; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister-in-law Josephine in 1984; nephew Kennith E. Baker in 1998; sister Blanch I. Baker Dau. in 2005 and spouse, Clarence M. Juett in 2006.
Norma D. Friesen, age 90, of Henderson, Nebraska passed away Sunday, April 24,2016 at Henderson. She was born on August 17, 1925, in Henderson to William and Marie Siebert (Siebert). On April 27, 1944, Norma married Walter A. Friesen in Henderson, and to them 4 children were born, Wally, Twila, Nyla and Dianne. She was a member of the Bethesda Mennonite Church, and enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, sewing, and baking. She was a past president of the Hospital Auxiliary, Mission Circle, Flower Club, and was the Nebraska MCC Canner Chairman.
Steven Smith, age 54, of Aurora, formerly of Lincoln, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, at his home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday evening at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora, 415 S. 18th Street. Private family inurnment will be in 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. Steven Patrick Smith, the son of Arlie C. and Marjorie (Sanderson) Smith, was born at Grand Island, on March 17, 1962 and passed away in Aurora, on April 24, 2016, at the age of 54. Steve grew up on the family farm in the Marquette area. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1980. Following his graduation he attended Nebraska Wesleyan.
Robert Nels (Bob) Blomstrand, age 89, formerly of Aurora, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, April 19, 2016, after a brief illness in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Aurora Cemetery, Aurora. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday evening, April 29, 2016 at Higby - McQuiston Mortuary. A memorial service will be held in Green Valley, Arizona at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at http://www.higbymortuary.com/ as well as Sierra Vista’s Hatfield Mortuary website at http://www.hatfieldfh.com/. Robert Nels (Bob) Blomstrand, the son of Gregory R. and Laura (Weedin) Blomstrand, Sr., was born in Aurora, on August 21, 1926 and died in Sierra Vista, Arizona on April 19, 2016, at the age of 89 years.
LaVonne Marie Law Hutsell was born on August 20, 1936 in Stromsburg, to Oscar Wallace “Wally” and Marie Christine Neujahr Law. At the age of 3 the family moved to York, where LaVonne attended elementary and high school. She later went on to graduate from Grand Island School of Business. She was baptized and confirmed in the First Evangelical Church in York. On May 11, 1956 she was united in marriage to Dale Hutsell and to this union were born three sons. The family lived near Marquette and for 17 years LaVonne worked as a secretary at the Marquette schools. Following the death of her husband Dale, she moved to San Diego, California where she worked as a mortgage company administration assistant. LaVonne retired in 2004 and moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Charles “Tom” Dodge passed away on April 2nd, 2016 at the age of 75. Tom is preceded in death by his parents Charles Sr. and Evelyn Dodge; his siblings Mary Louise Dodge, Laurel Reynolds, Sandra Reynolds, Charles B. Reynolds; his son Timmy Dodge and his wife Patricia Dodge. He is survived by daughters Jennifer Newcombe, Jessika Black, Karen Higgins, Kimberly Mclamb, Tammy Sylvester, Cherie Libby; his sons Charlie Dodge, William Dodge, Lee Dodge and his brother Henry Dodge.
Tom was a jack of all trades and enjoyed the outside, he particularly loved fishing and walking his beloved dog, Doodle. Tom will be remembered for his wit and his generosity, as well as his devotion to his numerous grandchildren.
Services will be held in Laurel, Delaware. Flowers and condolences may be sent to 17249 Phillips Hill Road Laurel, DE 19956.
Henry E Kliewer, age 84, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016, with family at his side at Memorial Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 14 at Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson. Rev. Jim Voth will officiate. Private Family inurnment will be at a later date. Henry donated his body to science. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nebraska Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Henry E. Kliewer was born on December 11, 1931, to Henry A and Elizabeth (Wieler) Kliewer in Henderson.