Raini Ann Mitchell, 21, of Fairbury, Neb., died March 28, 2012.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury with Pastor Steve Frazier officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date. The family will greet friends on Sunday, April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce and area chamber businesses will be sponsoring the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m. on the Jefferson County Courthouse lawn, for ages 0-10. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Special appearance by the Easter Bunny.
Fairbury Assembly of God invites all kids ages 11 and under to their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, 4 p.m. at 23rd and J streets in Fairbury. Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. Over 5,000 eggs; five age groups with grand prizes. For more information contact Troy or Paula at 402-729-5020.
McKinley A. "Mack" Rempel, 21, of Fairbury, Neb., died March 28, 2012 in Fairbury.
Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the United Methodist Church in Endicott, with Pastor Warren Schoming officiating. The family requests casual attire for the funeral. Cremation has taken place. No Viewing. A register book is available at the Funeral Home. Memorials to Family's Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.
Max J. Pierce, 23, of Fairbury, Neb., died March 27, 2012 in Fairbury.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury, With Pastor Warren Schoming officiating. Viewing at the Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Closed casket at the Church. Memorials to the Family's Choice. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery - Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury in charge of arrangements.
Robert Lee Shelburne Sr., 83, of Fairbury, Neb., formerly of Endicott, died Feb. 24, 2012 at Cedarwood Assisted Living in Fairbury.
He grew up in the Fairbury area doing farm work and graduated from Endicott High School.
After a hitch in the Army during the Korean War, he returned home.
He was united in marriage to Catherine Cynthia Hoffman on July 3, 1954. They lived on a small farm near Endicott for a time before moving into town and raising a family.
He worked for the Rock Island Railroad for many years. He later was a custodian for Endicott Grade School, he did taxidermy and played in a country music band on weekends. During the warmer months roofing and painting was added to the agenda.
In the summer of 1970, they acquired the Blue River Inn Restaurant which they ran for 41 years before closing due to health concerns.
Harlan Herman Johnson, 87, of Fairbury, Neb., died Feb. 21, 2012 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.
He was born in Sycamore, Ill. on Jan. 1, 1925 and was raised in DeKalb, Ill. his by father and mother, Elmer and Pearl Horan.
He was educated in the DeKalb schools and attended Northern Illinois University.
He enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1943 and served with the 3rd Marine Division seeing action in Samoa, New Hebrides, Quam, Marshall Islands and Iwo Jima. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
After the war, he began working at the Wurlitzer Piano plant in DeKalb, where he met Shirley O'Brien. They were married on June 16, 1951. He did sales work for Knowles Piano and Organ, Micklin Home Improvement and Blue Valley Community Action for many years.
He was a 65 member of the Fraternal Order of the Elks.
Donald E. Pingel, 78, of Steele City, Neb., died March 25, 2012 at his home.
Survivors are wife, Bertha; sons, Gary Pingel and wife, Audrey of Beloit, Kan., Terry Pingel of Steele City, Jeff Pingel and wife, Lindsay of Reynolds; grandchildren, Jonathan Pingel and wife, Monica, Vanessa Martin and husband, Steve, Hillary Pingel and fiancé, Joe Jeanjaquet, Anthony Pingel, Bethany Pingel, Machaela Pingel, Trevor Pingel, Cole Pingel, Spencer Pingel, Cody Sock, Taylor Pingel, Jaelyn Pingel, Jorden Pingel, Dakota Pingel, Montana Pingel; great-grandchildren, Madalynn Pingel, Sophia Pingel, Madison Pingel, Memphis Pingel, Hunter Pingel; sister: Avis Bostelman and husband Duane of Superior.
Services were held March 28 at the Presbyterian Church in Steele City with Pastor Steve Frazier officiating. Memorials to the Beatrice Hospice or family's choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.