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Cheryl Markey

Cheryl Markey

Cheryl L. Markey, 53, of Hebron, passed away on Feb. 15, 2014, at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron. She was born in Alamogordo, N.M. on Dec. 6, 1960, the daughter of John and Betty (Watson) DuBois.

She grew up in a military family and graduated from Galena High School in Kansas.

She joined the United States Army on Apr. 24, 1979 and was Honorably Discharged on Jul. 16, 1982.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, John Arthur Dubois, Jr.

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Clifford Klaumann

Clifford Klaumann

Clifford Dale Klaumann passed away on Feb. 9, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center.

He was born Nov. 17, 1932 on a farm near Narka, Kan. to John and Lillie (Sedlacheck) Klaumann. He attended schools at Haddam and other rural schools in Kansas.

He was a farmer and worked at other places in Fairbury including Fairbury Livestock, Pilcher Motors, The Planning Mill and Canning Trucking. The home in Gladstone that Rick and Becky now live in, he drew the plans up himself and with the help from family and friends his dream came to life. He was very handing at building just about anything.

On Dec. 28, 1958 he married Twila Arntt of Reynolds. This union was blessed with four children, Jeffrey, Michael, Rick and Lisa.

He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ where he served as deacon on the Church Council. He and his family were janitors of the church for a number of years.

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Raymond Kerwood

Raymond Kerwood

Raymond F. Kerwood 86, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Bryan East Hospital, Lincoln, Neb. He was born on a farm northeast of Alexandria, to Donald and Ruth DeFrain Kerwood on June 15, 1927. He attended rural school Dist. 30 of Jefferson Co. and Dist 21 of Thayer Co. He graduated from Alexandria High School in 1944. He was baptized and joined the Alexandria Presbyterian Church on Apr. 6, 1944, where he served as an Elder for many terms.

He married Belva L. Schmitt on June 12, 1949 at Daykin, Neb., and they farmed and raised cattle until retiring. They lived northwest of Alexandria, until 1968, when they moved a house and made their home 5 miles north of Alexandria. To this union two sons were born.

He farmed with his father, Donald and brother, Marvin in a partnership Kerwood Farms. A farm sale was held in April, 2005, when both brothers retired.

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Norman Jordening

Norman Jordening

Norman E. Jordening, 90, of Blue Hill, Neb., died Feb. 8, 2014 at the Blue Hill Care Center.

He was born on July 22, 1923 to Conrad and Alvina (Drees) Jordening near Daykin, Neb. He was confirmed in 1936 into the Lutheran Faith. He graduated from Daykin High School in 1940.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army on Apr. 4, 1945. He was an M.P. with the 300 Military Police Company in Fort Myers, Va. near Washington, D.C. He was discharged on Oct. 6, 1946.

On Feb. 15, 1948 he married Mildreth H. Bartels at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Daykin. To this union, four children were born.

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Elaine Johnson

Elaine Johnson

Elaine Johnson of Fairbury, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at the Heritage of Fairbury.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1920 near West Point, Neb., to David R. and Dora (Hansen) Goranson.

She attended rural schools near West Point, graduated from Oakland High School with Vernon in 1938. She was married to Vernon Johnson at the Salem Covenant Church Parsonage on Nov. 8, 1941.

After living in California during Vernons four years in the Navy in WWII, Elaine and Vernon settled in Fairbury, where they made their home for the past 68 years.

Elaine and Vernon were parents to three children, Gene, Jerry, and Jody. She was active in the First Christian Church of Fairbury, serving on several functional committees, as a Sunday School teacher, deaconess, and as a member of the Christian Womens Fellowship. She loved her church family, and raised her children in the church.

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Mary Holland

Mary Holland

Mary Helen (Monaghan) Holland, passed away on Feb. 17,2014.

She was born to James and Mary (Powers) Monaghan on Mar. 16, 1925 in Vail, Iowa.

She attended St. Anns Catholic Grade and High Schools. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Anthony School of Nursing, Carroll, Iowa, class of 1946.

On Aug. 12, 1947, she married Joseph Francis Holland.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter, Marilyn (Doug) Henslee.

Survivors include children, Thomas (Lynne) Holland, Arlington Heights, Ill., Ann (David) Daeges, Litchfield, Minn., Jean (Steve) Longbottom, Boise, Idaho, Dorothy (Edward) Dulik, Gretna, Neb., Mary Joan Lemarr, Prescott, Ariz., Catherine Holland, Omaha, Neb., Nora (Mitch) Jensen, Blue Springs, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mass funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Patricks Catholic Church, Gretna.

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Joseph Hergott

Joseph Hergott

Joseph Roy Hergott, died on February 11, 2014 in Fairbury, NE. He was born October 4, 1947 in a Fairbury hospital to Roy and Ruth (Glaum) Hergott.

He was baptized by the Rev. Franklin King and later confirmed in the Alexandria Presbyterian Church. His membership was transferred to the Fairbury Presbyterian Church in 1971.

He attended the Gladstone Public School and worked on the family farm until they moved to Fairbury in 1971.

He worked as custodian at the Christian Church for three years and then was employed by the county as assistant custodian at the courthouse. He retired from there April 2, 2009, after 35 years of dedicated service.

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Wesley Henry

Wesley Henry

Wesley Everett Henry, 97, of Daykin, Neb. passed away on Jan. 24, 2014 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury.

He was born on July 10, 1916 to William and Lulu (Brinkman) Henry at the family home, east of Daykin.

He was baptized, confirmed, and a life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church. He attended a one-room school near the family farm through the 8th grade and graduated from Daykin High School in 1933.

After graduation, he farmed with his parents until being called into the Army in January 1942. He was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., and Camp Pendleton, Calif., before shipping overseas. Severely wounded in action, he spent several months recovering in foreign and U.S. hospitals before being honorably discharged in May, 1945. His service earned him the Pacific Ribbon, two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

Several years later, he was a rural mail carrier.

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Frances Guy

Frances Guy

Frances Clara Guy, 69, of Beatrice passed away at the Good Samaritan Center in Beatrice on Feb. 5, 2014.

She was born on Nov. 6, 1944 in Valentine, Neb. to Henry and Frances (Ward) Lurz.

She graduated from Valentine High School. On September 25, 1966 she married Steven R. Guy and were later divorced.

She was a stay at home mom and had worked briefly when she lived in Ainsworth, Neb. She moved to Beatrice from Ainsworth in 2000 where she joined the Berean Church in both Ainsworth and Valentine.

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Edna A. Hammer

Edna A. Hammer

Edna A. Hammer, 92, of Fairbury, formerly of Lincoln, passed away Feb. 24, 2014 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

She is survived by sons, John and wife, Linda Hammer of Fairbury; Dennis Hammer of Fullerton, Neb.; daughter, Jolene Bennett and husband, Wes of Central Point, Ore.; sister-in-law, Velma Hammer of Fairbury; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating.

Memorials will go to Grace Lutheran Church.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of the arrangements.

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