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Eva Garrels

Eva Jewell Garrett Garrels of Diller, Neb., was born June 25, 1919 to Hugh and Pearl Turner Garrett at Steele City. She died Feb. 10, 2011 in Lincoln at the age of 91 years, 7 months and 15 days.

She graduated from Steele City High School in 1937.

She was united in marriage to Gilbert Garrels on Feb. 14, 1940 in Diller by the Rev. Howard Cyche. To this union three children were born.

She was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on April 5, 1942 by the Rev. Lorin Wolff.

She was an avid quilter. You could hardly get in the door most times for a quilt there that she made or was quilting for someone else. She helped at the church tie and make lap robes for world missions.

She was active in the Diller Senior Diner and Site Council.

She bowled up until her second hip surgery.

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Mildred Craig

Mildred M. Craig as born Dec. 25, 1923 on the family farm near Fairbury to Frank and Ila (Sollenberger) Bedell. She died Feb. 24, 2011 at Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 29 days.

She grew up on a farm east of Fairbury in the Rock Creek Community, attending the rural Rock Creek School of District 12 through 8th grade. She graduated from Fairbury High School in 1941.

She was baptized by immersion at the First Christian Church in Fairbury in November 1952.  

Following high school, she worked in Fairbury until moving to Big Spring, Texas where she was married to Alvin F. Craig on April 29, 1944.  He was stationed at the Big Spring Army Air Force Training Field during World War II.  He was transferred to a base in California in anticipation of an overseas deployment.  However, a timely appendicitis surgery kept him from being sent overseas.

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Gary and Joyce Schmidt

The children and families of Gary and Joyce Schmidt would like to honor them with an open house for their 50th wedding anniversary and retirement.

Family and friends are invited to attend the open house on Saturday, March 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Fairbury Elks Lodge. The couple requests no gifts.

Cards may be sent to 56970 712th Rd., Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Esther Kroeker

The family of Esther Kroeker would like to honor her with a card shower for his 90th birthday, which is on Saturday, March 19.

She will also be honored with a family dinner for her birthday.

Cards may be sent to 1119 Monroe St. Apt. 203, Beatrice, NE 68310.

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Kathryn Traeger

The family of Kathryn Traeger would like to honor her with a card shower for her 90th birthday, which is Tuesday, March 15.

She has lived her entire life in the Beatrice and Fairbury area.

Cards may be sent to Good Samaritan, 1306 S Ninth St., Room 207-B, Beatrice, NE 68310.

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Marilyn Krupicka

Family and friends of Marilyn Krupicka would like to honor her with a card shower for her special birthday, which is Friday, March 11.

Cards may be sent to Gardenside Long Term Care, 2200 H St., Room 106, Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Louis Stolting

The family of Louis "Butch" Stolting would like to honor him with a card shower for his 94th birthday, which is on Saturday, March 12.

Cards may be sent to Heritage Care Center, PO Box 667, Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Fern Shamburg

The family of Fern Shamburg would like to honor her with a card shower for her 94th birthday, which is Saturday, March 19.

Cards may be sent to Heritage Care Center, PO Box 667, Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Karen Haake

The family of Karen Haake would like to honor her with a card shower for her 70th birthday, which is Friday, March 11.

Cards may be sent to PO Box 282, Fairbury, NE 68352.

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NICHOLSON

Eric and Ashley (Harre) Nicholson of Fairbury are parents of a baby boy, Killian Blaze Nicholson, born Feb. 25, 2011 at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury, weighing 7 pounds and 10½ ounces. He was welcomed home by a brother, Adrian and sisters, Haylee and Scarlett. Grandparents are Alan J. Harre of Milford, Jolene I. Franzen, Dave and Betty Nicholson, all of Fairbury and Cyndi Snyder of Raceland, La. Great-grandparents are Carl and Dee Waltke of Fairbury.

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