Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 1:43pm
Violet Lucille Peperkorn was born in Idalia, Colorado March 4, 1927, formerly of Hebron. She passed away on October 5, 2015 at The Monarch in Lincoln, NE at the age of 88 years.
She is survived by her children; Russel Glasscock and wife Jackie of Visalia, CA, Ronald Glasscock of Callaway, Ne, Scott Erickson and wife Susan of Steel City, NE, Glenda Pfingsten of Lincoln, NE, Gloria Precht and husband Jim of Goodland, KS, son-in-law Lyle McLaughlin of Hebron, NE, sister Doris Graham of Fairbury, NE, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 1:41pm
Dorothy R. Kapke, 91 of Jansen, NE passed away October 12, 2015. She was born November 8, 1923. Survivors are son Barry (Patricia) Kapke of Jansen, daughters Nancy (Robert) Rosenberger of Lincoln, Marilyn (Dale) Stertz of Hickman, Sandra (Del) Schmidt of Fairbury, nine Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, three Great Great Grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 pm Tuesday October 20, 2015 at the First Christian Church in Fairbury, with Darlene Novotny officiating. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 10:57am
Marilyn Novotny 93 of Omaha, NE, formerly Odell, passed away October 10, 2015. She was born August 14, 1922. Survivors are Daughters Susan (Stephen) Boehling of Bellevue, NE, Mary Kramer of Omaha, NE, Son Mike (Patty) Novotny of Wymore, NE, 6 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren, Sister Gretchen Gingery of Beatrice, and Brother-in-law Reynold Novotny of Odell. Services will be at 11:00 am Friday, October 16, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Odell, NE with Father Ferdinand Boehme. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 and Thursday from 1 to 8 pm. There will be a Rosary at 7:00 pm Thursday October 15th at Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell and the family will greet friends afterward. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery – Odell, NE. Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 10:22am
Maurice E. Mueller, 83, of Jansen, NE died October 9, 2015. He was born November 14, 1931 in Plymouth.
He is survived by his wife, Eloyde, on the farm near Harbine, NE, daughter, Valencia Mueller and granddaughter, Tiffany Mueller of Lincoln, NE; daughter, Renee Johnson and husband, Michael, and grandsons, Spencer and Tanner Johnson of Sterling, CO; son, Jeff Mueller and wife, Sheila, and granddaughters, Alice and Anna of Loveland, CO, brother, Donald Mueller of Gretna, NE and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice, NE, Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.; with Military rites provided by the Fairbury V.F. W. Post #3113. A salute to Morrie’s 83 years of life will be at the V.F.W., 2337 K Street, Fairbury, NE, following the memorial services beginning at 1:00 p.m. www.harmanwrightmortuary.com Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 2:36pm
Few natural disasters are more devastating than a flood. Case in point: May 6, 2015, Fairbury, Nebraska. The tiny railroad town of fewer than 4,000 sits quietly on the banks of the Little Blue River. Heavy spring rains are nothing new, but no one expected the monsoon that settled into the southeastern corner of the state for several days. The storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain in a matter of hours. Flood stage for the Little Blue is 17 feet. By the time it crested, the river stood at more than 25 feet, devastating the entire southern half of the little community. Businesses were flooded; homes were under water, half the town was evacuated and one elderly woman lost her life.