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Paul Eugene Sliger

Paul Eugene Sliger

Paul Eugene Sliger, 49 of Syracuse, was born February 2, 1970 to Robert and Mary Sliger in Newton, Iowa. He passed away in a work related accident on January 8, 2020 in Burr, Nebraska. His family moved to Nebraska in 1982 where he graduated from Syracuse High School in 1988.

After high school he joined the United States Air Force and it brought him to Alaska where he met the love of his life Cheryl Telles. They got married on March 15, 1993. With his marriage he welcomed two stepchildren Natisha Stiles and Christopher Deyerle who he adored. They had a wonderful life together living in Alaska, Tennessee and finally ending up back home in Syracuse, Nebraska.

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Sally A. Niemann

Sally A. Niemann

Sally A. Niemann, 81 of Cook, passed away on January 7, 2020 at Southlake Village in Lincoln. She was born on December 27, 1938 to Alfred & Serene (Francois) Volkmer in Auburn, Nebraska and grew up on a farm near Julian, Nebraska.

Sally graduated high school from St. Bernard’s Academy in Nebraska City. On June 4, 1959, she married Eldred “Gus” Niemann at St. Bernard Catholic Church near Julian. They lived on the family farm near Cook, Nebraska where they raised their children. Sally worked on the farm with Gus and also worked at E & E Meat Processing and as a cook for Nemaha Valley Schools. She was an active member of St. Paulinus Altar Society, enjoyed gardening, and always had baked goods for everyone that visited.

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James Saalfeld

James Saalfeld, 70, of Gibbon passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2020 at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Interment will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, NE. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.

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Vincent S. Pella

Vincent S. Pella

Vincent S. Pella was born to Clemence and Ethelreda (Gottula) Pella on April 7, 1955 in Tecumseh, Nebraska. He attended K-6 at St. Mary’s Catholic School in St. Mary, Nebraska and 7-12 at Tecumseh Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1973.

He was united in marriage to Rosemary L. Rauner on June 5, 1976 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska. To this union were born two children, Russell and Angela. Vince and Rosemary made their home in Tecumseh where they raised their family.

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Betty (Buerstetta) Fink

Betty (Buerstetta) Fink

Betty Corinne (Buerstetta) Fink passed away on January 11, 2020 at the age of 91. Betty was born at home to Lowell M. and Anna L. (Haney) Buersetta in Tecumseh, Nebraska on May 19, 1928. Betty married Wilbur Glen Fink on March 2, 1948. They celebrated their 50 years of marriage just before Wilbur passed away on April 17, 1998. To their union were born three children, Robert Glen, Ruth Anne, and David Lee.

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09
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Vincent Pella

Vincent “Vinnie” Pella passed away at his home in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 24 days. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Father Thomas McGuire officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Tecumseh, Nebraska. Family will greet friends from 6-7 p.m. Memorials may go to Aidan’s Animals in care of the mortuary. Inurnment will be in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska. Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.

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09
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Viola E. Hahn

Viola E. Hahn

Viola Elizabeth Hahn, 96, formerly of Johnson, Nebraska was born on October 11, 1923, in rural Johnson, Nebraska to Louie Adolph and Eda Dorothy (Hahn) Goering. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Johnson and later confirmed by Rev. Riensche on April 10, 1938. Viola attended East Bulah country school in Johnson County through the 8th grade. She met Arnold Hahn when she was 17 years old. They lived only one and a half miles from each other and he was the only boy she ever dated. On October 11, 1946, Viola was united in marriage to Arnold at Zion Lutheran Church. To this union three sons, Don, Neal and Randall were born. The couple raised their family on a farm near Johnson where Viola was a homemaker. After moving to Johnson, she worked at Lampe’s Variety Store, Hopp’s Café and later when it became Bergmann’s Café. Viola also cleaned for a few people in Johnson and sat desk for the Casey-Witzenburg-Hall Funeral Home.

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Shirley A. Honeywell

Shirley A. Honeywell

Shirley Ann (Couchman) Honeywell was born to Harold and Opal (Storey) Couchman on October 6, 1943 at Unionville, Missouri. She moved with her family and was raised in Omaha, Nebraska where she graduated from North High School in 1961. Shirley continued her education at Grace University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Shirley was united in marriage to Larry L. Honeywell on May 19, 1962 in Omaha, Nebraska.

She was a homemaker and also taught piano lessons for many years. For several years, Shirley cooked at a couple summer church camps, teaching her teenage helpers how to cook. Shirley loved doing crafts, crocheting and quilting and all of her grandchildren received a quilt that she had made for them.

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02
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Shirley A. Honeywell

Passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh, Nebraska, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 24 days.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Rev. Hugh Giesbrecht officiating.

A register book will be available for signatures at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.

Memorials may go to Camp Assurance in care of the funeral home.

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

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

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02
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Mercedes E. Clifton

Mercedes E. Clifton

Mercedes Eileen (Kramer) Clifton was born February 25, 1931 to Ernest and Dorthy (Ottens) Kramer in Syracuse, Nebraska. She grew up in Nebraska City, and graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1949.

She was united in marriage to Ray Clifton on December 29, 1950 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. To this union five children were born. Ray was sent overseas January 18, 1951 during the Korean Conflict and Mercedes stayed with Ray’s parents until his discharge in Oct. of 1952.

Mercedes was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed sewing clothes and quilts for her family and gardening and raising flowers, especially hybrid iris and roses. She and Ray loved playing cards with a group of their friends over the years and they both enjoyed bowling and belonged to a bowling league. Mercedes was a talented artist and over the years painted many pictures, saws and did a lot of tole painting.

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