Obituaries

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Galen Schneider

Galen J. Schneider passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Lincoln, Neb. Galen was born May 12, 1945 to Mervin and Elzada (Rippe) Schneider in Tecumseh, Neb. He married Karen (Torbeck) Schneider and resided in Fairbury, Neb.

Services will be Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury.

The family will greet friends Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

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Donald L. Staley

Passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh, Nebraska at the age of 58 years, 4 months and 1 day.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Pastor Corey Miller officiating.

Register book signing will be at the Wherry Mortuary Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may go to the family’s choice.

Inurnment will be in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska.

Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.

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Ezra Dain Attebery

December 17, 2005 - June 5, 2019

Ezra Dain Attebery, 13 of Vevay, IN formerly of Cook, NE passed away on June 5, 2019 at his home. He was born on December 17, 2005 to George Childers and Cara Attebery in Nebraska City, NE. Ezra attended Johnson County Central through 6th grade.

Ezra excelled at sports especially football and baseball. He enjoyed playing his Xbox, working on science projects, listening to music and collecting rocks. Ezra loved to nurture animals and take care of his family. His family described him as funny, sweet, smart, caring and the best big brother.

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Donald C. Wagner

June 6, 1925 - June 9, 2019

Served on a mine sweeper in the Pacific Ocean, United State Navy, WWII from December 2, 1943 to May 19, 1946. Upon discharge, he graduated from Peru State College. He went on to teach at Auburn Public Schools and then went to work on the farm.

He was united in marriage on February 7, 1958 to Wilma Reiman Lairmore.

Survivors are children Janice and Lon Bohling, Papillion, NE; Dennis and Shawna Wagner, Greeley, CO; David and Ann Wagner, Dardenne Prairie, MO; Jayne and Mike Scofield, Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, great grandchildren; In-laws Fran and Harold Chaffee, Lincoln, NE; Virginia Meints, Tecumseh, NE; Floyd Vrtiska, Lincoln, NE; nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Wilma; sister, Doris; brother-in-laws, Noel Mark and Marvin Meints.

Memorials to Nemaha Valley Museum, Nemaha Valley Genealogical Society or to the family.

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Loretta Vivian Puchalla

October 31, 1921 - March 7, 2019

Loretta Vivian (Mahoney) Puchalla was born on October 31, 1921, to Carl and Della (Fonte) Mahoney and, according to her, that’s the day the witches and the goblins brought her! She went by Vivian because her dad wasn’t fond of the name Loretta. But Loretta didn’t go by just Vivian. Uncle Ed Mahoney called her Gib - Paul Kerner called her Spiffo because she cleaned his home so thoroughly - James Noble, her granddaughter Tracy’s husband, called her “the laundry queen!” Doing laundry was her hobby. One of our favorite names was Grandma Gamerkinflurkin, given to her by a friend of her granddaughter Shelly, because she had a hard time pronouncing Puchalla.

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Densel D. Fankhauser

March 14, 1926 - June 5, 2019

Densel Dale Fankhauser of Tecumseh was born on March 14, 1926 to Jacob and Goldie (Moore) Fankhauser in DuBois, Nebraska, and was the only child.

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Marilyn Gail Mattison

Marilyn Gail was born March 30, 1943 to Vern and Norma (Peggy) Parson Stephens in Humboldt, Neb. Marilyn and her mom spent the first three years of her life living in Shubert, Neb. with Vern’s parents and sisters while Vern was in the service during WW II.

They moved to Tecumseh, Neb. in the spring of 1951. Marilyn attended Tecumseh Public Schools. She was a cheerleader and participated in chorus, Girl Scouts, and Y-Teens. She attended and was confirmed at the Methodist Church.

Marilyn graduated from high school in 1961 and from there she moved to Lincoln to attend and graduate from Lincoln School of Commerce. Her first job was in the State Capitol Building as a private secretary to Governor Frank Morrison.

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Eleanor Hanau

Eleanor Hanau, 88 of Syracuse, formerly of Cook, passed away on May 29, 2019. She was born on the family farm near Avoca, to Walter and Mable (Diller) Ruhga on May 28th, 1931. She was the 3rd of 4 children: her sister, Leora was the oldest, then an older brother, Ivan, herself, and younger brother, Charles. Charles currently lives in Omaha, NE.

Eleanor went to rural schools in both Avoca and Cook, NE and then went to Cook Community Schools. On September 13, 1947 she married Raymond Hanau.

Raymond and Eleanor farmed together on the 5 generation farm and raised their 2 daughters on the family farm; Carolyn (Bill) Cropp and Nancy Engel. Eleanor also opened her own Ceramic Shop, “Eleanor’s Ceramic’s” while living on the farm and continued this business when she and Raymond moved into their house in Cook upon retiring from farming.

She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Cook.

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JoAnne (Lintz) Wilhelm

JoAnne Ruth (Lintz) Wilhelm, 74, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away at her home on Saturday, May 18, 2019. She was born to Wilbur and Ruth (Bundfuss) Lintz on June 13, 1944 in Tecumseh, Nebraska. She grew up in Tecumseh and graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1962. She was united in marriage to Jerry Mueller in 1962 and was the proud mother of three sons, Steven, David and Bradley.

JoAnne moved to Lincoln in 1982 and started working in the Canteen for the Nebraska State Penitentiary and retired nearly 20 years later as their warehouse manager. She married Ronald Wilhelm in Hildreth in 1988. Ron and JoAnne started a seamless gutter business and split their time between Hildreth and the cabin at Harlan County Reservoir where they made many friends in the Kearney, Hildreth and Alma areas.

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Louise Behrends

Louise Elizabeth (Parker) Behrends, one of eight children of Reuben and Flora (Pattee) Parker, was born December 15, 1927 in Beaver, Oklahoma. She spent her early years and attended school in Beaver. Louise joined her sister in southeast Nebraska as a young woman and worked at the Humboldt Hospital in Humboldt, Nebraska.

During a chance meeting, Louise met her future husband, Melvin D. Behrends. They said their wedding vows on August 19, 1953 at St. John Lutheran (Stone) Church near Auburn, Nebraska. They made their home on a farm south of Auburn and Louise cared for their six children and the home. Later in life the couple moved to Johnson, Nebraska.

Louise was baptized and confirmed on March 7, 1954 at Stone Church. She loved to sew and quilt and spent many hours doing both at the church. She enjoyed reading and going for walks at her home in Johnson. Louise was also a big Husker football and volleyball fan.

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