Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:58am
Clarice R. Schenk died Jan. 23, 2016 at LifeCare Center in Longmont, Colo. at the age of 92. She was born to Frank Drost and Clara (Schmidt) Drost on Jan. 25, 1923 in Wichita, Kan., where she graduated from East High School in 1941. On March 21, 1942, Clarice married Allen Schenk, her husband of 73 years, who she survived by one year. The couple moved to Allen’s home in Fairbury, where they built a house, a family business - Schenk’s Electric - and raised three children.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:56am
Joseph James “Jim” Cortney, the son of William and Sabina Cortney was born April 20, 1925 on the farm near Alexandria, the oldest of 10 children. He died on Jan. 10, 2016 at Gardenside Care Home in Fairbury, NE.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:55am
Irvin Henry Junker was born to Edward and Anna Junker on Jan. 18, 1925, in rural Fairbury, and passed away on Jan. 23, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice, five days after his 91st Birthday.
He attended rural grade school through grade 4 and finished his education in Fairbury, graduating in 1943.
Jan. 1, 1944, he was united in marriage to Marjorie E. Glaze. Two children were born into this union, a daughter, Barbara Ann (1945) and a son, Robert Irvin (1948).
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:54am
Timothy Gale Lemmon was born on Father’s Day, June 19, 1955, in Fairbury, to Orval and Beulah (Thornburg) Lemmon. After they lost one son, Tim was the long awaited boy after eight older sisters.
Tim always enjoyed playing sports, and watching sports. After watching All Star Wrestling, his sisters were often the unwilling participants in his wrestling maneuvers. His nieces and nephews remember many hours of tossing the football around with him in the street and playing Horse at East Ward School.
Tim was an avid and loyal Husker football fan and we will always remember him yelling “COME ON, NEBRASKA!!!”
As a teenager he worked dispatch at the police department and all of the officers became his friends. Later in life Tim made many long-lasting friends while working at Kellwood and Swingster’s. He worked there for many years until his health forced him to retire.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:33am
Terry D. Terrill, 60, of Fairbury, passed away Feb. 2, 2016 at JCHC in Fairbury. He was born May 27, 1955 in Lincoln.
Survivors are son: Brian Terrill of Lincoln; mother: Marge Terrill of Fairbury; sister and brother-in-law: Nancy and Chris Amundson of Fairbury; nephews: Caleb and Chancellor Amundson.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be at 10:30 am Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Robin Stoops officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Burial in the Fairbury Cemetery. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:30am
The Make-A-Wish Foundation in southeast Nebraska will hold a Wish Ball: A Night with Oscar fund raising event in Lincoln on Feb. 28. The event will be held at the Lincoln Train Station with a live broadcast of the Oscars.
Presently there are 19 children in the southeast region needing their wish fulfilled through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:29am
An informational awareness/concerns meeting on Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Union Bank basement, 1313 K St with Saline Co. Wind Assoc. speakers. If contacted by a wind energy Co. your attendance is requested.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:22am
Amy Wiedel of Fairbury won $1,000 in the H&R Block 1,000 win $1,000 Daily sweepstakes. Pictured, from left to right, Nathan Schroeder, Jan Gunther, H&R Block, Brayden Hamm, Wiedel, Brent Hamm, and Dennis Wurm of H&R Block. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)