Obituaries

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Carolyn Jean Reilly

Passed away at the Good Samaritan Center in Auburn, Nebraska, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the age of 84 years, 1 month and 16 days.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Rev. Ken Tubbesing officiating.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.

Memorials may go to the family’s choice.

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

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

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Dale Gene Holben

1945 - 2019

Dale Gene Holben, 73, of Plant City, Florida passed away March 30, 2019.

Born in Adams, Nebraska, he was the son of the late Ronald and Mary Pittman Holben.

Survivors include his wife Linda Mares Holben; daughter, Dayna McLaughlin (Gary); grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Dughman.

Dale was a veteran of the US Army serving in Germany, Italy and Vietnam, and throughout the United States retiring in 1987.

Upon retirement Dale drove truck until retiring a second time in 2015.

Dale loved his family and friends and will be missed greatly.

A graveside service with military honors was held Friday, April 5, 2019, at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Dale’s memory to either the DAV or LifePath Hospice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at haught. care.

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Rolande “Rolly” Nielsen, Jr.

January 28, 1958 - April 18, 2019

Rolande Orville Nielsen, Jr., was born to Rolande and Betty (Shearer) Nielsen, Sr., on January 28, 1958 in Denver, Colorado. His dad’s job took the family to many locations in Colorado and Nebraska before they made their home in Elk Creek, Nebraska, in 1973. Rolly graduated with the Antler Class of 1976. He married his high school sweetheart, Tami Heideman, on July 2, 1976 at the Methodist Church in Elk Creek. When their son Jason was born, the family was complete.

Rolly did some custom harvesting after graduating before beginning a career working at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. He commuted to Lincoln daily until he transferred to the Tecumseh site in 2001 where he served as a laundry supervisor for the facility.

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Lucille M. Kroll

Lucille M. Kroll, 93, of Sterling died at the Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh on Monday, April 8, 2019. She was born December 19, 1925 at Beatrice and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1942. She married Francis J. Kroll on July 25, 1950 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beatrice and moved to the St. Mary area where they farmed until moving into Sterling in 2004.

She worked at Campbell Soup Company for 29 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of St. Mary and the Altar Society. She helped with 4-H. She enjoyed embroidery, sewing, gardening, canning, puzzles, playing cards, tv game shows and attending local sporting events. She was an avid Husker fan and Royals fan.

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Khamsing Noudaranouvong

Khamsing Noudaranouvong, 87, of Tecumseh, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at her home in Tecumseh, Nebraska. She was born to Choum and Noy Xayasane in Khongsedon, Laos on July 5, 1931. She was the fourth oldest of eleven children. Khamsing was the last surviving child from this union.

She was united in marriage to Khamsone Noudarnouvong in Khonsedon, Laos. To this union six children were born.

Khamsing was a stay at home, loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed listening to music, watching videos and movies and dancing.

Her husband Khamsone passed away April 5, 1989.

Khamsing is survived by her children, Manivone, Khampone, Kaviphone, Fasalone, Daosone and Malaylone, 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchldren, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and ten siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.

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Kenneth A. Grove

Kenneth A. Grove was born on August 9, 1927 to Allen and Fern (Buethe) Grove in rural Elk Creek, Nebraska. Many fond memories were made on the farm where he was raised along with his brothers Don and Wayne and sister June, and they would often reminisce about those early days.

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Wayne Lee Thompson

Wayne Lee Thompson was born to Horace and Elsie (McDaniel) Thompson on February 28, 1936 on his grandparents homestead east of Cook, Nebraska. He was one of eleven children born to this union. In February of 1947, Wayne moved to the Tecumseh area with his family. He attended rural school District # 29 and graduated from Tecumseh High School. After high school Wayne worked construction until enlisting in the U.S. Army on December 18, 1956 and served his country in active duty until December 4, 1959 when he transferred to the reserves until his final obligation date of December 17, 1962.

On September 2, 1960 Wayne married Helen Kay Spier. To this union two sons Randy Lee and David Wayne were born.

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Randal L. Grimes & Annette L. Grimes

Randal L. Grimes, age 56, and Annette L. Grimes, age 51, both of Douglas passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Randal was born June 22, 1962 in O’Neill to Bernard and Ruth (Kelly) Grimes. Annette was born November 1, 1967 in Lincoln to Norman and Sandra (Gillam) Traux. Randal and Annette were united in marriage on November 15, 1995 in Lincoln.

They are survived by Parents: Bernard & Ruth Grimes, Sandra Traux, Children: Felicia Bertram, Desiree Kunzman, Tori Bertram, Kami (Treven) Thies, Jesse (Alexis) Grimes; Grandchildren: Nathaniel, Aidan, Eithan, Kasha, Sean, Kyla, Carsten, Dominik, Zophia, Amelia, plus 2 on the way; Siblings: Debbie, Jeff, Dale, Karla, Vicki, Norman “Chunky”, Jeanna, and tons of other family.

Funeral Services were Saturday, March 30 at Douglas United Methodist Church.

Memorials may go to: Annette Grimes Memorial Fund, Adams State Bank, P.O. Box 106, Adams, NE 68301.

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Victoria Decena

Victoria Decena was born September 15, 1957 to Asuncion and Florentina Decena in Nayarit, Mexico. She grew up in Mexico and all of her schooling was in her home town and she had very good grades. She got married to Patrico Pena and later had a boy named Oscar, then Mayra and then she had Roxanna Pena. Time went by and they decided to move to California. She then had Christian and Erika so there was a total of five children. Living in California they were working and her kids went to school, the three oldest were in high school, Christian was about five and Erika about one when they moved to Omaha, Nebraska for about two years and then the family moved to Tecumseh in 2002. Victoria, Oscar, Mayra and Roxanna all started working for Smart Chicken.

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Donna Belle (Peters) Jeffery

Donna Belle (Peters) Jeffery was born to William and Elda (Gottula) Peters on June 16, 1925 at Elk Creek, Nebraska. She was raised on the farm milking cows, collecting eggs and doing farm chores along with her family. Donna was baptized as an infant and confirmed May 28, 1939 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Elk Creek, Nebraska. She attended the Corner School through the fifth grade, St. Peter’s Parochial School sixth through eighth grade and graduated from Elk Creek High School with the Class of 1944. Donna played softball while in high school.

She was united in marriage to Paul R. Jeffery on August 29, 1946 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Elk Creek, in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Willa Jean and Harry Rottman. To this union two children were born, Paula and Ross. After their marriage Donna and Jeff lived in Nebraska until they moved to Burlington, Colorado in 1963 and later moved to Canon City, Colorado in 2005.

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