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Geraldine Uhl (Raymond) Schweppe

December 13, 1933 - March 9, 2018

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Judie Ann Arms

November 27, 1955 - April 3, 2018

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Richard Dean Mathis

July 1, 1934 - April 4, 2018

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Gerard W. Gottula

October 15, 1920 - April 2, 2018

Gerard Walter Gottula, Sr. was the first born of Samuel & Florence (Sacher) Gottula on the family farm 2 miles east of Steinauer, NE on October 15, 1920. He was the eldest of 11 children. He passed away on April 2, 2018 with his daughter Ruth and wife Phyllis by his side. He was known by many names including Gerard, Gerry, G.W. and of course dad and grandpa. Gerard attended the Cold Point country school during his elementary years and graduated from Steinauer High School in 1939. After high school he lived in Omaha, at a boarding house, where he learned the metal smith trade. Gerard met his future wife Phyllis Neu at the Music Box (dance hall) in Omaha. He asked her if she could dance the Vienna Walz and she said yes, so off to the dance floor they went. That was the beginning of a relationship that resulted in a marriage lasting over 72 yrs. with 11 children.

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Willis D. Bohling May 18, 1943 - March 27, 2018

Willis Dean Bohling was born to August and Edna Bohling on May 18, 1943 at Auburn, Nebraska. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1961. He was united in marriage to Beverly Ann (Goracke) Bohling on January 10, 1964. For the last 54 years, Willis made his home northeast of Tecumseh, Nebraska. To this union Kimberly and Robert Bohling were born. Willis “Willie” enjoyed farming, livestock, working construction in Omaha, gardening, flowers and his house dogs. He loved joking and socializing with his many friends and watching his grandsons play sports. He was involved with cleaning St. John’s Lutheran Church for over 18 years. He passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the age of 74 years.

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Janet E. Johnson March 8, 1946 - March 23, 2018

Janet Elaine Johnson was born on March 8, 1946 to Delmar and Ruth Fecht in Washington, Indiana. She has one younger sister, Patricia (Roger) Dixon of Alma, Nebraska, whom she adored and couldn’t imagine not having her around. Janet was baptized at the Church of Christ in Washington in 1959 and graduated from Washington High School in 1964 then moved to Nebraska. She graduated from Scottsbluff Junior College in 1966. Family was the center of Janet’s world and through three marriages she was blessed with one son, John (Rose) Bey of Gering, Nebraska and three daughters, Jennifer (Scott) Martindale of Bloomington, Indiana, Jessica (Charlie) Duncan of Tecumseh, Nebraska, and Katie Baird of Tecumseh, Nebraska. She had a special bond with each of her children and was best friends with all four of them.

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Orville L. Linford May 13, 1930 - March 25, 2018

Orville Leroy Linford was the only child born to Roy and Minnie (Baum) Linford on May 13, 1930 at Sterling, Nebraska. He grew up a farm near Sterling and graduated from Sterling Public Schools. He continued his education studying Horticulture at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. His cousin Glen Baum and Orville roomed together while attending UNL. After completing his education, Orville served his country in the United States Army from his enlistment December 7, 1951 to his honorable discharge November 17, 1953. He then moved back to the family farm where he farmed until his retirement. Orville especially loved raising flowers and donated flowers weekly to the churches in Sterling, especially the United Methodist Church where he had been a lifetime member. His favorite uncle, Glen Linford spent alot of time with Orville in his early years and was very close to him. His mother Minnie taught him to dance by listening to Lawrence Welk and dancing around the dining table.

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Beverly J. (McCoy) Wehmer October 5, 1932 - March 29, 2018

Beverly JoAnn (McCoy) Wehmer was born to Landis and Edna (Johnson) McCoy on October 5, 1932 in Tecumseh, Nebraska. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1951. She was united in marriage to Gaylord Wehmer on April 25, 1951. To this union three children were born, Gail, Steven and Lori. Beverly taught at a country school while Gaylord served in the military. They made their home on a farm five miles south of Crab Orchard where they raised their family. Gaylord and Beverly enjoyed traveling all across the United States and in later years loved to go to Branson, Missouri. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 2016. They were season ticket holders for Nebraska volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball for many years. Gaylord and Beverly were members of the Lewiston Methodist Church and later the Tecumseh United Methodist Church. Beverly had a ready smile for everyone and was a devoted and loving wife and mother.

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Roberta E. Antholz August 29, 1950 - March 26, 2018

Roberta E. (Ramsey) Antholz, 67, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, March 26, 2018, after battling cancer. Born August 29, 1950 in Tecumseh, NE, to Sam and Mildred (Nichols) Ramsey. Roberta married Don Antholz in Tecumseh on August 23, 1969. She was employed at Ameritas Life Insurance Co. for 14 years before she retired due to health issues. Roberta was a member of Southwood Lutheran Church. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, as she treasured spending time with her family and friends.

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Orville L. Linford

Passed away at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the age of 87years, 9 months and 12 days. Visitation will be at the WherryMortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, Nebraska with Pastor Eric Biehl officiating with military rites by the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Team.Memorial services will be held at1:30 p.m. at the Ridgeview Towers Chapel in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Memorials may go to the Johnson County Avenue of Flags. Online condolences may be left @www.wherrymortuary.com.

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