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  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 4:51 PM

    Lumir Vacek, 94, of Lincoln, formerly of Wilber, passed away on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018. Visitation: Friday, 6-8pm at Kuncl Funeral Home in Wilber, NE. Funeral Services: Saturday, March 17th, 1:30 pm, funeral home. Please visit

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 8:55 AM

    Danny K. Weber, 71 of Beatrice, NE, passed away March 3, 2018 in Beatrice.  He was born February 19, 1947 to Kay and Ruby (Dean) Weber in Odell, NE. 

    Survivors are sons Scott Weber and David Weber both of Washington, KS, sister Charleen Woods of Lincoln, NE, and friend Bonita Keuten.

    Services will be Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury with Darlene Novotny officiating.  Memorials are to the Family’s Choice. 

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 8:54 AM

    Elvera M. Rogers 92, of Fairbury, passed away March 11, 2018 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  She was born May 30, 1925 to Howard & Anna (Janz) Hewitt in Fairbury. 

    Survivors are children Chloe Beavers of MO, Gwen (Vic) Flaming of  NE, Cheryl (Randy) Scott, Randy (Judi) Rogers,  Larry (Barb) Rogers, Teresa (Greg) Berry, Ron (Liz) Rogers all of MO, brother Bill (Barbara) Hewitt of WA, sister Shirley Forney of  NE, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    Preceding her in death are husband Doyle Rogers, sister Belva Hewitt, son-in-law Doug Beavers, sons Dennis, Steven & David, daughter Marsha Rogers and grandsons Jessy Rogers and Nicolas Flaming.

    Services will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Jansen Bible Church with Pastor Paul Carpenter officiating.

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 5:19 PM
    Arthur D. Rickers, 84, of Fairbury passed away March 6, at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. 
    He was born Sept. 23, 1933, at Wymore.
    Survivors: wife, Ardith Rickers of Fairbury; daughters, Lorri Rickers of Fairbury, Marcia and Roger Penrod of Salina, KS; grandchildren, Jon and Terra Rickers, Jared and Julie Penrod, Hillary Penrod and fiance Justin Randa, Laura Penrod; daughter in law, Barb and Dean Blincow of Hebron; brother, Vernon and Marilyn Rickers of Odell. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Charles Schmidt. 
    Burial at the Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Gladstone. 
    Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2:00 PM
    Ruth E. Seibolt 81 of Fairbury, NE. passed away February 28, 2018 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury. She was born July 13, 1936 at Deshler, NE. Survivors are Daughter: Becky & JD Meredith of Fairbury, Son: John & Lisa Seibolt of Fairbury, 10 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren. No viewing, cremation has taken place. A register book is available at the funeral home. Memorial services will be at 2:30 pm Saturday March 3, 2018 at the American Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary officiating. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:21 AM

    Randall L. Wilhelm, 64 of Fairbury, NE passed away February 25, 2018 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  He was born November 29, 1953 to Alvin & Phyllis (Koepff) Wilhelm in Beatrice, NE.

    Survivors are sisters Ann (Richard) Johnson of Lincoln, Janice Hermsmeier of Jansen, brother Keith (Anne) Wilhelm of Lee Summit, MO, and special friends Brandy Hughes, Cheryl Eisenberg and Dave Beetley, all of Fairbury.

    Services will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fairbury with Father John Birkel officiating. Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice.   

    Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 4:56 PM
    Edith Bernice Goebel, 101, of Mahaska, KS passed away February 21, in Mahaska. She was born July 3, 1916, in Mahaska, KS. to Henry & Elnora (Korner) Petersen. No viewing, cremation has taken place. A register book is available at the funeral home in Fairbury. Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm Monday February 26, 2018 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury, NE. Memorials to the Mahaska Presbyterian Church.

  • Betty Wendlandt
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:24 PM
    Betty J. Wendlandt, 88, of Fairbury passed away February 19, at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. She was born June 6, 1929, in Norfolk. Services will be Friday, February 23, 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials to the family’s choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

  • Monday, February 19, 2018 11:33 AM
    Jim Smith, of David City, formerly of Fairbury passed away Feb. 13 in Lincoln.
    Services will be in Fairbury on March 17 at Union Bank and Trust on 1313 K St from 1-4 p.m.

  • Friday, February 16, 2018 3:36 PM
    Dale A. Niday, 84, of Western, passed away on February 15, at his home.  A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, February 21, at 10 a.m. at Kuncl Funeral Home in Wilber.  No visitation.  Memorials are suggested to the Western American Legion or Tabitha Hospice. Kuncl Funeral Home in Wilber is handling arrangements. 

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