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  • Friday, August 9, 2019 12:13 PM

    Brock A. Maschman, 55, of Hershey, NE passed away August 6, 2019 in Dickens, NE.  He was born July 27, 1964 to Elliot Dean & Carolyn Ann (Brueggemann) Maschman in Fairbury. 

    Services will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Daykin, NE. The Family will greet friends on Tuesday evening from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice.  Burial in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Daykin. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:43 AM
    Randall J. Swartz, 69, of Fairbury, formerly of Endicott, passed away August 3, 2019 at JCH&L Gardenside in Fairbury.  He was born May 22, 1950 in Fairbury. 
    Survivors are sons Quentin (Karen) Swartz, Ryan (Jamie) Swartz & Joshua (Jody) Swartz all of Endicott, 9 Grandchildren, 5 Great-grandchildren & sister LaVon Ashby of Laporte, CO.
    A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 10 at 4:00 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.  The family will greet friends on Saturday from 1 – 3 at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice in Lieu of Flowers.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

  • Monday, July 22, 2019 5:59 PM
    Kevin H. Clinefelter, 63, of Rochester NY, passed away July 13, 2019 following the Shoreline Half Marathon in Hamlin, NY.  He was born December 27, 1955 in Fairbury. 
    He is survived by daughter Heidi Clinefelter, sisters Dottie Ladman; Barb Whitehead; Alicia (David) Chapelle; Jennifer (Lemonte Burns) Williss, several nieces and nephews.
    A short gravesite service will be held Sunday, 2019 at 2 p.m. in Section R of Lincoln Memorial Park in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The family will gather with friends to share memories at Valentino's on S. 70th Street following the service.
    No flowers.  Memorials to Food Bank of Lincoln, Capital Humane Society OR a Charity of your choice.
    Cremation was handled by Miller Funeral and Cremation Services in Rochester, NY.

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 3:50 PM

    Donna L. Kruse, 81, of Fairbury, passed away July 14, 2019 at the Kavanaugh House in Des Moines, IA.  She was born March 13, 1938 in Fairbury. 

    She is survived by sons Joel (Lori) Kruse of Valparaiso, Ne., James (Gail) Kruse of Sunrise Beach, Mo. and daughter Dawn (Tom) Killion of Des Moines, IA and  three grandchildren Jennifer (Matt) Surface , Abby Kruse and Alex Kruse, 3 step grandchildren, Jill (Marty) Geschke, Ryan Diltz, Kelsi (Seth) Burney and 5 step great grandchildren, Carter and Connor Geschke, Breckin and Brooks Burney and Max Diltz. Brother Larry (Jane) Nider of Beatrice and sister-in-law Kathleen Nider of Lincoln.  Nieces, Nephews and a host of friends.

    Services will be Friday July 19, 2019 at 10:30 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Stuart Freese officiating. There will be a private family burial following the lunch. Memorials have been established to Grace Lutheran Church or AseraCare Hospice.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Friday, July 12, 2019 4:03 PM

    Bruce A. Junker, 78, of rural Fairbury, NE passed away July 10, 2019 in Fairbury.  He was born in Fairbury,  January 14, 1941 to William & Lucille (Griffith) Junker.

    Services will be Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at American Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary officiating.  The family will greet friends Sunday afternoon from 3 – 5 at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials go to the Family’s Choice.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 12:05 PM
    Jerome “Jerry” Dean Brown 79, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away June 23, 2019. He was born in Fairbury January 16, 1940 and grew up on a farm near Daykin.  A graveside service is being held August 4, at the Lowman Cemetery, Runnells, IA.  A Celebration of Life/Memorial Service will be held December 6 in Apache Junction, AZ.  Please use the following link for the full obituary.

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 3:21 PM
    Virg Marshall, passed away on Friday, July 5.  There will be a Celebration of Life at Wymore Church of Christ on Wednesday, July 10th, at 1:00 p.m.  From 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service, there will time to visit with Virg's family at the church.

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 12:12 PM
    Barbara J. Witt, 76, of Fairbury, passed away July 4, 2019.  She was born March 10, 1943 in Odell. 
    Survivors are children Kathy Arntt & fiancé Richard Helms of Odell, Susan & Mike Wasilewski of Omaha, Stacey & Dennis Criner of Endicott, Douglas & Joni Witt of Coon Rapids, MN, 6 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, brother Jim & Knetta Sand of Endicott.
    Cremation has taken place, there are no services scheduled at this time.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 10:38 AM
    Fern M. Snyder, 100, of Fairbury, passed away July 4, 2019 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.  Fern was born October 4, 1918 at Western, Nebraska.
    Fern is survived by her son, Glen Snyder & wife Diane of Los Gastos, CA and daughter Jane and husband Dean Pretzer of Diller, six Grandchildren & 12 Great-grandchildren.
    Services for Fern will be Friday, July 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Gerdes Meyer Funeral Home with burial in the Fairbury Cemetery.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral is in charge of arrangements.

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:48 AM
    Cheryl Zweifel, 76, of Fairbury, passed away July 1, 2019 in Fairbury.  Services are pending with Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home.

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