Obituaries

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Lois J. Packwood

   Lois Jean Packwood was born to Lowell and Betty (Neddenriep) Keedy on February 26, 1949 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She passed away April 24, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

  Lois attended her early grade school years in Auburn and Syracuse, Nebraska.  Eventually her father’s work with the phone company transferred them to Tecumseh where she continued her high school education.   Lois began working at the Hested’s Dime Store in Tecumseh when she was 12 years old.  

 On March 6, 1965, she was united in marriage to Rex W. Packwood.  To this union two daughters were born.  The two later divorced.

 Lois was a bookkeeper for Slick’s Auto Parts, worked as a clerk for Ben Franklin Variety Store and was the manager of Gas N Shop for many years.

 In later years, Lois developed a love of gardening and flower tending.  She was also a talented seamstress and cook as well as an avid reader.  

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02
May
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Melda Sudman

Melda Sudman, 93 of Syracuse, passed away on April 26, 2019 at the Syracuse Good Samaritan Center. She was born on August 2, 1925 to H. August & Edith (Poppe) Niemann near Cook. Melda married Harvey Sudman on June 1, 1947 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (Osage).

Melda worked on the farm alongside Harvey. She was active in church and was also a 4-H leader. Melda also enjoyed quilting.

She is survived by her Sons: Terry (Gloria) Sudman, Dalyce (Kristy) Sudman; Daughter: Jill Brenning; Grandchildren: Melissa (Matthew) Bruce, Rebecca (Ben) Bauman, Wesley (Taryn) Sudman, Chris (Alissa) Brenning, Andrea (Adam) Gullion, Brandon (Staci) Brenning, Corey Sudman, Dylan Sudman; Step Granddaughters: Ashley Gillespie, Heather Teten; 13 Great Grandchildren; 4 Step Great Grandchildren; Sister: Lucille Kreifels; Sister-in-law: Sally Niemann; Brother-inlaw: Bob Rutledge.

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02
May
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Leona D. Bartels

Leona D. (Laue) Bartels, 79, of rural Tecumseh, passed away April 24, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska.   She was born to Edward and Dorothy (Koehler) Laue, Sr. on March 6, 1940 in Tecumseh,  Nebraska.  Leona was baptized April 14, 1940 and confirmed Feb. 22, 1953 at the St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church, rural Tecumseh, Nebraska.  She went to elementary school at District #68 near Tecumseh, and high school in Tecumseh, graduating in May of 1957.

 She was united in marriage to Harold Lee Bartels on April 27, 1958 by Pastor Kaiser at the St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church, rural Tecumseh, Nebraska.

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02
May
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Carolyn Jean Reilly

Carolyn Jean (Garver) Reilly was born in Brownville, Nebraska to Charlie and Helen (Newton) Garver on March 4, 1935. She was one of two children.

Carolyn received her education at the elementary and high school in both Nemaha and Brownville, graduating from Nemaha High School. After graduation, Carolyn worked for a time at the telephone office and Danny Dare Sewing Factory in Auburn.

On September 27, 1959, Carolyn was united in marriage to Joe Reilly in Auburn, Nebraska. Two children were born from this union.

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25
Apr
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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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25
Apr
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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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25
Apr
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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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18
Apr
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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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04
Apr
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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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Apr
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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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