Mary E. Land

Mary E. Land, 65, of Trumbull, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family, friends, and animal friends.  Graveside services were, Friday, Nov. 9, at Case Cemetery, in Trumbull.  Dr. Lee Wiegert officiated.  Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Mary was born Feb.  12, 1952, in Central City.  She was the son of Marvel and Betty (Grigsby) Land.
Survivors of her immediate family include her husband Charley Moore of Trumbull, uncle Bill Grigsby of Aurora, and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.


Dawn Lynn Janzen-Martens

Dawn Lynn Janzen-Martens, 47, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Stockham Community Church in Stockham with Pastor Paul Nauman officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery.  Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City and Polk is assisting the family.
Memorials are suggested to the family and condolences may be sent to the family at
Dawn was born on July 23, 1970 to John and Pam (Young) Janzen in Aurora.  She attended Aurora Public School and Hampton High School, graduating in 1988.   She enjoyed a variety of sports, including cheerleading, track and volleyball.  She loved hanging out with her friends. She had a lot of teens who called her “Mom”.


Tammy M. Fleming

Tammy M. Fleming, 55, of Polk, died on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at Merrick Medical Center in Central City.  Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Clarks with Father David Fulton officiating.  Visitation will be on Monday, Nov. 13 from 5-7 p.m. with 7 p.m. vigil service at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Clarks.  Interment will be at Arborville Cemetery, near Polk.
Memorials are to the family and condolences may be sent to the family at


Carmen M. Chandler

Carmen Mae Chandler was born Sept. 1, 1949 in Aurora, to Arnold and Naomi Adams. She died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at the Gretna Community Care Center, Gretna, at the age of 68 years, 2 months, and 10 days.
Carmen worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Valley Ice for nearly 30 years, and Village Clerk at Cedar Creek.
Carmen was instrumental in beginning Hope’s Closet in Louisville. She was always learning and playing game shows where she would answer before the contestants. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Louisville.
Carmen is survived by her daughters Corrine Chandler and Janet Holm, grandchildren Morgan, TJ, Laci, Brynlee, and Addilyn Holm, sisters Kathy McConnell, Lori Hofmann, Bonnie Henzel, Regina Mick, Sandy Pokorny, and a brother Thomas Mick, along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents Arnold and Naomi Mick, sisters Marilyn Wolff and Sharon Wrightson.


Ricky "Rick" Braun

Rick Lynn Braun, nicknamed “Brownie” was born Sept. 4,1963 in Henderson, to Irvin and Doris Braun. He went home to His Heavenly Father on November 5, 2017 (All Saints Sunday) surrounded by his loving wife, Cindy, and kids; Morgan and Landon.  Rick passed away following a courageous battle with MS.
Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Memorial Service for Rick will be at Southwood Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. (Southwood Lutheran, 4301 Wilderness Blvd., Lincoln).
Rick was raised on a farm just outside of Hampton, where he graduated from Hampton High School, class of 1981. In high school, he acquired the nickname “Whoosh” for his basketball shot. He attended Southeast Community College-Milford and graduated in 1989 shortly after he was united in marriage to Cindy Rathje on May, 27.  


Bertha Arndt

Bertha Arndt, age 100, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 13 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Aurora.  Pastor Wayne Oblender will officiate.  Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Bertha Marie Arndt, the daughter of John and Rosina (Wagner) Schaffert, was born south of Aurora, on the family farm on June 26, 1917 and passed away in Aurora, on November 7, 2017, at the age of 100.
She grew up south of Aurora, where she helped her parents on the farm.  Bertha attended school through the 12th grade.  Bertha was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.   


Justin A. Davenport

Justin A. Davenport, 34, of Grand Island died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at his home.
Services will be held Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at Third City Christian Church, Grand Island, with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating.  Visitation hours will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the church. Interment will be at Westlawn Cemetery.  The family requests no floral tributes. Memorial contributions are suggested towards scholarship funds for their two children.  Apfel Funeral Home is caring for the family.
Justin Adam Davenport was born Jan. 30, 1983, at Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of James and Helen (Crays) Davenport.  He grew up and received his education in Aurora, graduating from Aurora High School with the class of 2001.  He received his Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Wayne State College in Wayne.


Pamela E. (Olson) Clayton

Pamela E (Olson) Clayton, 64, of St. Joseph, Mo., passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Mosaic Life Care.
Pam was born Dec. 23, 1952 to the late Donald and Mary (Thompson)  Olson in Grand Island.
She was a 1971 graduate of Aurora High School and earned an Associate’s Degree from Grand Island Business School.
She was a member of PEO, Eastern Star and Beta Sigma Phi.
In her career she followed her passion of interior design, worked at The Colony House in St. Joseph and co-founded Cherry Hill Interiors in Aurora. Later she joined the marketing department at the Better Business Bureau where she served for 20 years.
In addition to her parents Ms. Clayton was preceded in death by a brother; Ben Olson, and grand-nephew; Carson Neville.


Daniel Weeks

Daniel Weeks of Aurora, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at home at the age of 81, surrounded by family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Celebration of life services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Beacon of Hope Church in Grand Island. Pastor Bill Rowland will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery at Scotia at 1:30 p.m. Military honors will be rendered by the Scotia Honor Guard and U.S. Navy.
Daniel was born to George and Florence (Beck) Weeks on Nov. 28, 1935 near Scotia. He graduated from Scotia Consolidated Schools in May 1954 and in December of that same year he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served his country from 1955-1958 active duty and from 1958-1962 in the reserves. He was honorably discharged in December 1962.
He married Judith Klinginsmith on December 3, 1960. To this union 4 children were born, Kathryn, Robin, Elizabeth, and Matthew.


Marvin Peters

Marvin L. Peters, age 87, of Henderson, died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Henderson. He was born December 28, 1929 in rural Hamilton County to George and Anna (Hiebert) Peters.
Marvin worked as a farmer for most of his life, and raised cattle in Hamilton County. He worked as a truck driver until retirement, and was a member of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Henderson, where he enjoyed running the sound system, and sang in the Men’s Chorus. On February 28, 1951 Marvin was united in marriage to Elda Quiring in Henderson.


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