Harlan H. Johnson, 87, of Fairbury, Neb., died Feb. 21, 2012 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; daughters, Sue Yoachim and husband, Bob of Arkansas City, Kan., Julie Dein and husband, Bob, Candie Kujath and husband, Bob, all of Fairbury; son, Rick Johnson and wife, Laura of Fairbury; grandchildren, Collin and friend, Shayla, Marye and husband, Marcus, Jessica and husband, Brock, Jeff, Brian, Kris and friend, Eric and Katie and husband, Matt, four great-grandchildren; niece, Sandy Struhs of Sterling, Ill.; nephew, Rob Benson and wife, Donna of The Villages, Fla.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury, with Pastor Warren Schoming officiating. Cremation has taken place. Burial of cremains at a later date. Memorials to Elks Youth Activities Fund. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.
Bernard J. Bartek, 61, of Yutan, Neb., died March 12, 2012 in Omaha.
He survived by his wife, Margaret; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Dan Rangeloff, Omaha; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Rachel Bartek, Jay and Breanne Bartek, John Bartek, all of Omaha; six grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane and Nancy Bartek, Daykin, Michael and Lori Bartek, Paul and Adele Bartek, all of Lincoln, Stephen and Janet Bartek, Valparaiso, Patrick and Loraine Bartek, Weston and Gerard and Nancy Bartek, Olathe, Kan.; cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Mead. Memorials to Bishop Neumann High School or St. James Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will be in the St. James Cemetery, Mead. Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo, service.
The 2012 Agri-Business Banquet is set for Friday, March 16th at 7:00 pm in the high school gym. The evening is sponsored by area businesses and is organized by the Fairbury FFA Alumni group. The activity is provided by area businesses to show their appreciation to customers and clients. The activity is also held during National Agriculture Week, as a way to show the importance of agriculture in our community.
The evening meal is provided by Ricky's Catering of Hanover, KS. and is always good food. The featured speaker and entertainment for the evening will be Dave Thorell from KRVN radio in Lexington. He is known as the "Dave of all trades" and provides interesting and humorous stories about Agriculture. Fairbury High School music students will also be performing during the meal time and the FFA Ag Issues team will present a program.