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  • Monday, February 18, 2019 2:01 PM
    Maxine M. "Rogers" Martin, 82, of Fairbury, NE passed away February 9, 2019 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  She was born April 14, 1936 in Odell.
    Services will be February 23, 2019 at 1:30 p.m at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Fairbury with Pastor Hubert Cisneros officiating. Memorials have been established to Blue Valley Community Action.  Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date. 

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:50 PM
    Martha L. Schroeder 96 formerly of Gilead, NE., passed away February 12, 2019 in Hebron. She was born September 1, 1922 in Gilead, NE. to Fred & Katharine (Vorderstrasse) Krueger. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday February 18, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Gilead. The family will greet friends on Sunday February 17th from 2 to 4 pm at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:30 AM
    Maxine M. "Rogers" Martin, 82, of Fairbury, passed away February 9, 2019 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  She was born April 14, 1936 in Odell. 
    Services are pending with Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

  • Monday, February 4, 2019 4:43 PM
    Gail M. Southwick, 91, of Fairbury passed away February 1, 2019 at JCH&L Gardenside in Fairbury. He was born November 22, 1927 in Steele City.
    Survivors are children: Merlin & Betty Southwick of Jamaica Plains, MA., Ronald & Bonnie Southwick of Fairbury, Rex & Judy Southwick of Valley, NE., Gayla Bahm of Lincoln, 11 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren, Brothers: Terrill & Diane Southwick of Prairie City, IA., Dennis & Nadine Southwick of Manhattan, KS., sister: Ann & Billie Smith of Bloomfield, NE. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 9, 2019 at the First Baptist Church – Fairbury. The family will greet friends Friday February 8th from 6 to 8 pm at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury,

  • Monday, February 4, 2019 4:43 PM
    Calvin Junker of La Jara, 88, passed away  peacefully January 23, 2019. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Romero Valley Funeral Home of Antonito.

  • Monday, February 4, 2019 4:42 PM
    Gale E. Lund, 76, of Clay Center, Kan, passed away Feb. 3, 2019. He was born Feb. 23, 1942 in Clay Center, Kan. Survivors: daughter: Chylene and husband Todd Nicholson of Manhattan, KS; daughter: Patricia and husband Don Hamilton of Silver Lake, KS; son: Danny and wife Kimberly Lund of Wichita, KS; son: David and wife Cassi Lund of Arkansas City, KS; 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren
    Funeral Services: Friday, February 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Clay Center, KS. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Kansas Visitation: Thursday, February  7, 2019 from 4-7 PM at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home Memorials:  Green Christian School c/o the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:57 AM
    Memorial Service for Jerry Armstrong, former resident of Heritage Care Center who passed away on December 17, 2018, will be held on February 10, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Heritage.

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 11:39 AM
    Loren W. Wieden, 89 of Odell, NE passed away January 24, 2019 at Beatrice Health & Rehab in Beatrice, NE.  He was born December 13, 1929 to William & Martha (Coordsen) Wieden in Lanham, KS. 
    Services will be Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Odell with Pastor Greg Stuckwisch officiating.  The family will greet friends at the Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell is in charge of arrangements.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:32 AM
    Norris L. Schoen, 89, of Fairbury, passed away January 16, 2019 in Fairbury. He was born June 6, 1929 in Fairbury.
    He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley Jean, children; Ron and Peg Schoen of Lincoln, Marilyn Hein, Carol and Randy Schwisow, Jacki and Roland (Moe) Moellenberndt, all of Fairbury, and Mark and Sally Schoen of Lincoln. Grandchildren; Kristi and Mat Beu, Jessica Schoen, Trevor and Sara Hein, Casey and Brent Beachler, Jamie Schoen and Blake Wilhelm, Kelsey Schwisow and Saed Zarifa, Colby Moellenberndt and Sheena Nash, John Schoen, Alexa Schoen and Nate Grasmick, Austin and Gina Schoen, Haley Hein, Jordan Schoen, Justin and Taylor Schoen. Great-Grandchildren; Jaden Eskra, Wyatt Hein, Olivia Coday, Hadley Schoen, Quentin Hein, Dominic Schoen, Lillian Hein, and Caleb Moellenberndt. Brother;  Richard Schoen of Scottsbluff; sister-in-law, Clarissa Pohlmann, numerous nieces and nephews, many friends and acquaintances.
    Services were January 21, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury. Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Burial will be in Grace Lutheran Cemetery – Gladstone. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.    

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:32 AM
    Steven D. Boomgaarn, Sr. 58, of Fairbury passed away January 21, 2019 at Bryan Health – West in Lincoln.  
    He was born January 22, 1960 in Omaha. 
    Cremation has taken place.  No services are scheduled at this time.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

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