Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:13pm
Cheryl E. (Neihart) Pearson, 71 years of age, of Jansen, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at her home. She was born on July 9, 1944 in Omaha to Harold and Francis (Gottula) Neihart.
Cheryl is survived by a daughter, Donata Whitmore and husband Russell of Pickrell; two sons, Don Hotchkiss and wife Liz of Murray, Terry Hotchkiss and wife Jodi of Fairbury; seven grandchildren, Nathan Imes, Colter Imes and wife Ashley, Michaella and Miranda Imes, Sierra Hotchkiss, Trinity and Tristen Hotchkiss; six great grandchildren; brother, Roger Neihart and wife Sally of New Hampshire; step-father, Frank Beck and wife Betty of Maryville, Missouri; many nieces and nephews; a horse, Pegasus; and a dog, Hondo. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:12pm
On a cool, fall day in October 1940, a little girl was born to Paul and Margaret (Wulff) Lohse, in Odell, Nebraska. They named her Wilma Jean and she celebrated her birthday each year on October 29. When she was a young child, she was baptized into the Lutheran faith and was confirmed at the Stateline Zion Lutheran Church. Her faith was important to her and helped her through her many trials in life.
Wilma began Kindergarten at the “Sunflower” school east of Hollenberg, Kansas and then transferred to Hollenberg Schools where she graduated with three other girls in the class of 1958.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:10pm
Janet F. (Ross) Brown passed away peacefully in her home July 28, 2015. She was born to Henry and Jane (Bevington) Ross January 8, 1934 near Narka, Kansas.
She married Robert M. Brown on December 22, 1953 in Western, Nebraska. They had three children; Robert Jr., Sheri and Jeff. Janet lost her husband of over 61 years May 20, 2015. For 42 years she worked alongside husband Bob at Brown’s Store in Western. Janet had a great laugh and smile, and simply enjoyed being with people.
Janet was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, always making everyone feel loved and special. Her favorite pastimes were reading, doing crossword puzzles and watching sports. She loved the Cornhuskers and supported all the University athletic programs. She and Bob enjoyed meeting family and friends at Fonner Park or Aksarben for an afternoon of fun.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:56pm
Virgil Wayne Schwisow, 88 of Idaho passed away on July 13.
Survivors are his wife Joan, children and spouses, Wesley and Pam Schwisow of Oregon; Doyle and Susan Schwisow of Idaho and Debra and Chuck Hagedorn of Washington, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:55pm
Clara L. Jacobson 92, of Fairbury, NE, passed away August 12, 2015 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. She was born on April 5, 1923 in New Folden, MN.
Survivors are daughters Solveig Bischoff of Beatrice, NE, Mary (Dick) Hoppe of Fairbury, Margit (James) Kegal of Chicago, IL, sons Peter (Anne) Jacobson of Wichita, KS, Paul(LaVonne) Jacobson of Lakeville, MN, Thomas (Kim) Jacobson of Panama City Beach, FL, 25 Grandchildren, 21 Great-Grandchildren, sisters Ruth Wold of Ankeny, IA, and Eleanor Nelson of Belmond, IA.
Services will be Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:30 at American Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary officiating. The family will greet friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday the 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Memorials are to the Family’s Choice. Cremation no viewing. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.