Obituaries

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Lloyd R. Wehmer

Lloyd R. Wehmer, 80, of Big Spring, TX, formerly of Sterling, died on November 28, 2018. Lloyd has been cremated and a graveside service will be held in the spring of 2019. Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling.

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Arlee A. Laue

Arlee Ann (Schmid) Laue was born to John and Emma (Albers) Schmid on October 22, 1932 on the family farm north of Graf, Nebraska. She was baptized Nov. 18, 1932 at the Zion Lutheran Church, rural Johnson, Nebraska. She was confirmed June 10, 1945 at the old St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Arlee attended Graf Rural School District #72 for Kindergarten and first grade and then Brush Hill District #16 second through eighth grade. She graduated from Tecumseh High School as Class Valedictorian in 1949.

Arlee met Eldon “Al” Laue at a dance in Johnson and they were united in marriage on January 21, 1951 at the old St. John’s Lutheran Church on Broadway Street in Tecumseh. After their marriage, Al and Arlee lived on Al’s parents farm, then moved by Elk Creek and later moved to the farm south of Tecumseh where she lived for 40 years until moving to the Tecumseh Manor in 2010.

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Allen C. Schmiegelow

Allen Carl Schmiegelow, 56, of Tecumseh, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018. He was born July 30, 1962 to Carl and Laura Mae (Robinson) Schmiegelow in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Allen attended Tecumseh Public Schools where he graduated. When he was young, Allen enjoyed playing with the neighborhood kids and and delivered paper bundles for the Lincoln Journal Star. After high school, Allen worked for Hutt Oil Company and later M& M Supply, helped Greg Krueger cut and bundle wood and do fencing and worked for Kuhl Trenching until his death. In his spare time, he loved spending time with his son Robert and together they enjoyed watching pay-perview wrestling. He was extremely proud of his son. After his recent diagnosis with cancer, Allen was happy to go trick or treating with Robert and going to vote one last time. Allen was always willing to help others and would do anything for anyone.

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Leroy L. Holthus

Leroy Lester Holthus was born July 12, 1940, rural Elk Creek, Nebraska to John and Frieda (Lampe) Holthus. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran (Stone) Church, rural Auburn. Leroy was confirmed at Martin Luther Church, rural Johnson, Nebraska. He attended rural country school through the eighth grade, Tecumseh High School and then graduated from Elk Creek High School in 1959.

Leroy was a farmer and enjoyed farming, raising livestock and doing mechanical work. He loved building and tinkering with things in his garage and especially enjoyed going to polka dances. Leroy built a horseless carriage that he enjoyed driving in many local parades. After retiring from farming, Leroy had a tree spraying business. He loved his dogs, Patches and Peaches and enjoyed going to coffee and visiting with friends.

He passed away November 26, 2018 at the age of 78 years.

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Anthony Mikel “Tony” Day

Anthony “Tony” Mikel Day was born on May 21, 1987 in Coeur d’Alene. Growing up, Tony enjoyed swimming, reading, and being able to attend the State Spelling Bee. He attended Ainsworth High School where he was involved in football, band, track, FBLA, and on the lighting crew for Thespians. Like most teenagers, he constantly tested the waters to see what he could get by with, but also made life-long friends. He was an active member of his Ainsworth United Methodist Church and Youth Group where he was surrounded by a community of faith to support him. He was able to go on several mission trips with the Youth Group. Along with Dustin and Phil, he enjoyed numerous scouting adventures with Troop #1194. This included a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters, hiking and biking in the Black Hills, and many campouts. He worked at Big Johns where John had to put up with his teasing and pranks.

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Junior D. Little

Junior Durwood Little, 69, of Crab Orchard, died at his home on November 20, 2018. He was born December 6, 1948 in Tecumseh, Nebraska, the oldest son of Durwood and Leona (Sargent) Little. Junior graduated from Lewiston Consolidated School in 1966.

He was united in marriage to Vicky Wilkinson on January 8, 1972 and they lived in Lincoln while she finished her teaching degree at UNL. They moved to the farm near Crab Orchard as soon as she graduated and he could continue farming in the area. Junior loved farming. The last 10 years he has been farming with his son, Dylan. Junior dearly loved his sons and never missed a game or activity they were involved in while the boys were growing up. Dylan and Clint were his pride and joy. He also loved his four grandsons and enjoyed watching them grow up and loved passing on his love of farming to them.

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Leroy L. Holthus

Passed away November 26, 2018, rural Tecumseh, Nebraska at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 14 days.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Rev. Ken Tubbesing officiating.

Visitation will be at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Friday, December 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:0 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials may go to the family’s choice.

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

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Allen C. Schmiegelow

Passed away in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Monday, November 19, 2018 at the age of 56 years, 3 months and 19 days.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Rev. Hugh Giesbrecht officiating. The family requests casual attire. If you have a bracelet in his honor, please wear it.

Visitation will be at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may go to the family’s choice. Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.

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Leona I. Watermann

August 19, 1928 - November 8, 2018

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Willard J. Sommerhalder

February 11, 1922 - October 30, 2018

 

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