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Camp Jefferson Dining Hall Project Gets Another Boost

Camp Jefferson's goal of constructing a new dining hall is one step closer to being met

after a recent donation.

The Pfaff family, along with the First National Bank of Fairbury, has contributed $30,000 towards the project.

"The camp needs financial support from the Fairbury community," according to Vernon Pfaff, bank CEO. He noted that the camp is not a money making venture and that volunteer boards do not have the ability to do major fundraising like other charitable organizations with a paid staff.

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Herman Wiedel

Herman Wiedel was born June 4, 1910 in Hebron, Neb. to Joseph and Catherine Wiedel. He was the ninth child. He died Aug. 2, 2011 at Hospice Family Care in Tucson, Ariz., after a short confinement following a broken hip at the age of 101.

He farmed north of Gilead for nine years after being married. He later farmed north of Fairbury for 18 years at that point he sold the farm, bought and ran Fairbury Implement and retired at the age of 72.

At the age of 95 he moved to Tucson to live with his daughter, Evelyn.

He enjoyed playing cards.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus with the Fairbury Council for 83 years, a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Fairbury and was currently a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Tucson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 65 years, Lucille; eight brothers; three sisters.

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David Brenneis

David Enos Brenneis was born to Roe and Delores Oltrogge Brenneis on April 27, 1955 at the Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Kan. He died Aug. 7, 2011 at Winfield, Kan. at the age of 56.

He lived in Hollenberg, Topeka and Winfield.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his brother and wife, Dennis and Marilyn Brenneis of Aledo, Texas; sister and husband, Della and William Cook of Wamego, Kan.; niece, Alice Brenneis of San Antonio, Texas; step-niece, Judi Freeland of Arlington, Texas; guardian and friend, Melody Brinigar of Winfield and numerous other relatives.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 at Joy Creek Cemetery, west of Hollenberg. A memorial service will also be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 18 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Arkansas City, Kan. Ward Funeral Home, Washington, Kan., service.

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Debra Kirk

Debra K. Taylor Kirk was born Nov. 1, 1959 in Minden, Neb. She died Aug. 6, 2011 in Tyler, Texas at the age of 51 years.

She graduated from Diller High School in May of 1978. She was the first girl at Diller High School to be a member of FFA. While in high school, she participated in music activities as first chair in flute and piccolo and was a member of the track team and softball team.

She moved to Athens, Texas in July 1978 to attend Henderson County Community College, where she was a nominee for homecoming queen.

On June 23, 1979, she was united in marriage to Bob Kirk. To this union three children were born.

She was a member of the Booster Club at Cross Roads High School. She also coached T-Ball and league ball for her children.

She was employed at What-A-Burger as an assistant manager until she became ill and could no longer work.

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Donald and Patricia Hardy

Donald R. Hardy, 92, died Aug. 23, 2010 and Patricia A. Hardy, 81, died Jan. 6, 2005.

Survivors include their children, Donald Jr. (Jean) of Ft. Collins, Colo., E. Jane (Mike) Hunter of Round Mountain, Texas, Charles (Pam) of Portland, Ore., Steve (Nancy) of Springfield, Ore.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will inter their ashes at the Fairbury Cemetery on Friday, Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m.

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Ernest Spilker

Ernest F. Spilker, 99, of Fairbury, Neb., died Aug. 5, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Survivors include his children, Marilyn Endorf and husband, Donn, Robert Spilker and wife, Vicki, all of Fairbury, Norma Stairs and husband, Ron of Council Bluffs, Iowa; grandchildren, Jolene Schnider, Joann Cummings and husband, Grady, all of Euless, Texas, Chad Spilker and wife, Alicia of Cortland, Stephanie Barton and husband, Preston of Littleton, Colo., Amy Fetters and husband, Andy of Van Meter, Iowa, Dustin Stairs and wife, Agnes of Omaha; great-grandchildren, Emily and Zachary Schnider, Max Cummings, Bailey and Brayden Spilker, Conner and Quinn Barton, Emma and Even Fetters; sister-in-law, Anna Rohr of Tobias.

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Beverly Flagle

Beverly M. Flagle, 83, of Fairbury, Neb., died Aug. 5, 2011 in Fairbury.

Survivors include her husband, Dale; son, Robert Flagle and wife, Mary of Gilead; granddaughters, Erin Flagle and Jessica Flagle, both of Lincoln; sister, Marge Strayer of Fairbury; brothers-in-law, Donald Flagle and wife, Ruth of Mahaska, Kan., Melvin Ferris of Fairbury; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Steve Frazier officiating. Cremation has taken place. No viewing. A register book is available at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to the Presbyterian Church and Leukemia Research.

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Wayne Gaston

Wayne F. Gaston, 84, Fairbury, Neb., died July 29, 2011 at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury.

Survivors include his wife, Idonna; son Larry Gaston and wife, Joy of Fairbury; daughter, Joyce Herz and husband, Don of Lincoln Joleen Klasek and husband, Jim of Swanton; grandchildren, Jeff Herz, Jason Herz, Chance Klasek and wife, Mary, all of Lincoln, Jennifer Wehman and husband, Rob, Jessica Herz, all of Chicago, Ill., Jacob Klasek and wife, Melissa, Michelle Paquette and husband, Jerry, all of Beatrice, Amy Badman and husband, Chris of Eagle, Kimberly Gronemeyer and husband, Jesse of DeWitt, Kari Stallbaumer and friend, Ron of Emmett, Kan., Nicole Grummert and husband, Darin of Fairbury; great-grandchildren, Braxton Badman, Tayden, Macey and Brinley Gronemeyer, Chase and Colten Stallbaumer, Andrew, Preston and Kiera Paquette, Paige and Jessa Eden, Adyson Grummert; sister-in-law, Lois Templin; and his cat, Sammy.

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Carol Allen

Carol R. Allen, 88, of Fairbury, Neb., died July 29, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Survivors include her daughters, Joan Allen of Fairbury, Sue Siekman and husband, Darrel of Central City; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Borgman and wife, Barbara of Lincoln; sister, Judy Eppler of Catheys Valley, Calif.

Services were held Aug. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rokeby with the Rev. Ken McQueen officiating. Memorials to Trinity Chapel Church or St. Judes Children's Hospital. Burial was in the Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury.

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Audrey Clay

Audrey L. Clay, 85, died Aug. 4, 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.

Survivors include her sons, Ron Clay and wife, Cindy, Mike Clay and wife, Sandy, Terry Clay, all of Hollenberg, Kan. Jerry Clay and girlfriend, Melanie of Steele City; sister, Kay Prell of Hanover, Kan.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Aug. 8 at the Hollenberg Cemetery, Hollenberg, Kan. with the Rev. Paul Carpenter officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Ward Funeral Home, Washington, service.

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