Lawrence L. Wurm, 83, of Jansen, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, NE. He was born March 14, 1931 on the family farm southwest of Kramer, Neb. to George Sr. & Rosalia (Monhardt) Wurm. Several years later he moved with his folks to a farm east of Crete, Neb. He attended Crete Public School until 1944 when his family moved to a farm southwest of Plymouth, Neb. He attended St. Pauls Lutheran School at Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1951. He helped with farming at home and also worked for neighbors. On November 26, 1961 he was married to Marian Schneider at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Plymouth. For 5 years they lived south of Harbine, where he farmed. In Sept. 1966 they moved to his parents farm where he continued to farm. He served on St. Pauls Lutheran School Board for 3 years. His hobbies include farming, helping others and visiting with family and friends.
Dale Carl Michels, 76 years, 8 months, 19 days was the son of Carl and Esther (Oerter) Michels, born on September 25, 1937 in Reynolds, Neb. He passed away on June 13, 2014 at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital at Superior, Neb.
He was baptized on Oct. 24, 1937 by Rev. H.C. Marting and confirmed on March 18, 1951 by Richard Schlecht. He was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church. He attended Reynolds grade school and high school. Upon graduating he attended Fairbury Junior College and later transferred to Kearney State College.
John L. Blackwell, 76, of Zion, IL. passed away May 22nd, 2014. Native of Fairbury. Mr. Blackwell served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1983. He retired and raised his family in Zion IL. where he resided for 32 years.
He was predeceased by his wife of 31 years, Gretchen Acker Blackwell. He is survived by 3 daughters, Nancy L. Ellis; Sherry L. Stone; and Debra A. Karsten; 8 grandchildren, Alana, Amanda, Eric and Joshua Ellis, Cheyenne and Bethany Stone, and Matthew and Ryan Karsten; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials to Disabled American Veterans would be appreciated in his memory.
Virginia D. Korte, 92, of Fairbury, NE. passed away June 21, 2014 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. She was born December 16, 1921 at Stratton, NE. to Ezra & Frieda (Bartels) Lammel. Survivors include her Wal Mart family & many friends. Cremation has taken place. No viewing. A register book is available at the Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 28, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Ken Hart officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery-Plymouth, NE.
Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.
Mardee J. Hughes, 77, of Fairbury passed away at Gardenside Long Term Care on June 21, 2014.
She is survived by sons Larry Hughes of Washington, Kan.; Todd Hughes and wife, Cheryl of Washington; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brothers Bill Zabokrtsky and wife, Jackie of Burlington, Kan.; Mitch Zabokrtsky of Fairbury; Ted Zabokrtsky of Fairbury; Butch Zabokrtsky and wife, Patricia of Wynnewood, Okla.; Steve Zabokrtsky and wife, Christine of Endicott, Neb.; Jack Zabokrtsky and wife, Rebecca of Fairbury; Jerry Zabokrtsky of Steele City, Neb.; Doug Zabokrtsky and wife, Sandy of Endicott, Neb.; sisters, Judy Baldwin of Fairbury; Joleen Grammer and husband, Terry of Fairbury; Ronda Dickson and husband, Bill of Clyde, Kan.; Cindy Sawin and husband, Larry of Washington.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, with Lana Likens officiating. Burial will be in the Steele City Cemetery.
Aida C. Tello Age 38 of Fairbury was arrested on June 21, 2014 for alleged 3rd Degree Domestic Assault (1Misdemeanor), Terroristic Threats (4Felony), Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony (2 Felony), Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Person (3 Felony), Disturbing the Peace (3 Misdemeanor), and Criminal Mischief (2 Misdemeanor).
On June 21, 2014 at approximately 1434 hours, the Fairbury Police Department received a 911 call of a Disturbance at a residence in the 900 block 5th Street. When officers arrived, the victim told police that Aida Tello came to her residence and began banging on her door and windows. Tello began threatening to do harm to the victim prior to leaving the residence. Shortly after officers responded to the 900 block 5th Street, officers were dispatched to 1212 F Street reference a female subject threatening a male subject with a knife.
After the confirmed EF4 tornado in Pilger, northeastern Nebraska has been hit with another tornado near Coleridge in Cedar County. One residence has been destroyed and lesser damage has been reported to other homes. One injury occurred and the individual has been released.
NEMA will continue to monitor the Coleridge area for damages.
Additional rainfall is forecasted in northeastern Nebraska and along the Missouri River. The National Weather Service warns that the Missouri River is reaching flood stages in the following cities: Blair, Omaha, Plattsmouth, Nebraska City, Brownville and Rulo. NEMA will continue to monitor river levels and participate in daily flood updates.