Richard "Dick" Ostergard, 86, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died November 8th, 2017 in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
He was born October 24th, 1931 in Gothenburg, son of Harry and Ilene Ostergard.
Dick grew up around Gothenburg and attended and graduated from Gothenburg High School. He served his country in the Army from 1952-1954.Dick married Connie Owings on April 21st, 1956 at the Presbyterian Church in Gothenburg. Dick and Connie had two children: Rick and Matt.
He was a member of Fumblers, the American Legion, Elks Club, and the Gothenburg Historical Society and museum. Dick had a passion for sports; especially baseball. He loved spending time with family, painting and sculpting.
Surviving are his wife Connie Ostergard of Gothenburg; sons, Rick (DeAnn) Ostergard of North Platte , Matt (Suzi) Ostergard of Gothenburg; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren with two special angels arriving soon, brothers, Jack (Mary) Ostergard of Gothenburg, Larry Ostergard of Gothenburg, and Ron (Kayleen) Ostergard of Gothenburg; sisters-in-laws Janine (Brad) Stickelman, Sue Ostergard and Donna Owings; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Ilene, in-laws John and Alice Owings, brothers Jim and Betty Ostergard and Don Ostergard, brothers-in-law Jack Owings and Robert and Carol Owings; sister-in-law Joan Ostergard; nephews Steve Ostergard and Court Stickelman.
Services were held at First United Methodist Church, Gothenburg, Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 11:30 am with Pastor Jamie Norwich McLennan officiating.
Private family burial was at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
The family asks that In Lieu of Flowers memorials be given to the Gothenburg Historical Society, or the Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th Street, Gothenburg, NE 69138
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Eldon Wayne Marshall, age 79 of Stapleton, passed away Tuesday October 31st, 2017 in Gilbert, Arizona.
Eldon was born July 4th, 1938 on his family’s farm south of Eustis, Nebraska to Richard “Pete” and Dorothy (Puls) Marshall. He was confirmed in 1953 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis and attended grade school in Warsaw, Indiana before his family returned home to Nebraska, where he graduated from Elwood High School in 1956. In 1960 he graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He eventually obtained both a Master’s and post-graduate degree in Education. In the fall of 1960, he took his first job in Wauneta, Nebraska as a business teacher. He then went on to teach, coach and serve as Principal and Superintendent at several schools including Culbertson, Stamford, Eustis, Stapleton and Maxwell.
Eldon married his sweetheart, Carole Jean Whipps, whom he lovingly referred to as “Jeannie” in Straton, Nebraska on May 29th, 1960. It was during their time in Wauneta that their children Craig and Marcia were born. Craig followed his dad’s footsteps into the education field and eventually obtained a position as Superintendent of Wymore Southern High School, before his untimely death in 2009.
After his retirement, Eldon and Carole made their home in Stapleton, Nebraska where he created strong relationships with his granddaughters Emilee and Kacee by visiting frequently and never missing a sporting event. In 2001 Eldon and Carole became snowbirds and established a second home in Queen Creek, Arizona.
He was a 50 year mason in the Elwood Lodge, a member of the Logan County Fair Board, and a subscriber of Husker Illustrated and Hail Varsity. He was a harasser of his family and friends by telephone right up until his death.
Eldon is survived by his wife Carole of Stapleton, Nebraska and Queen Creek, Arizona; daughter Marcia Higgins of North Platte, Nebraska; daughter-in-law Vicki Marshall of Niobrara, Nebraska; granddaughters Emilee Higgins of Columbus, Nebraska, Kacee Higgins of Kansas City, Missouri, Ciera Marshall of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 2 great granddaughters; brother Lesley (Jackie) Marshall of Amarillo, Texas; mother-in-law Vera Whipps of Florence, Arizona; as well as countless other extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Dorothy Marshall; son Craig Marshall; and father-in-law Frank Whipps.
In lieu of flowers, a donation fund has been established in Eldon’s name at Community First Bank with locations in North Platte and Stapleton, to be used for a memorial in Eldon’s honor.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday November 10th, 2017 at the First Lutheran Church in North Platte with Reverend Steve Berke officiating.
Burial followed at the Gothenburg Cemetery. Visitation was on Thursday November 9th, 2017 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which was in charge of arrangements.
Marion E. Mason, age 86 of Eustis, Nebraska formerly of Anselmo, Nebraska died Sunday October 29th, 2017 at the Cozad Care and Rehabiliation Center.
Funeral services will be held Friday November 3rd, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Govier Brothers chapel in Broken Bow, Nebraska with Pastor Michael Boling officiating.Masonic Rites will be conducted by the Masonic Chapter 148. Burial will be in the Grand View at Anselmo, Nebraska. Visitation will be Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Anselmo Merna Foundation, or the Shriners Childrens Hospital.
Marion is survived by his wife Irene of Eustis, Nebraska; two sons David (Valerie) Mason of Minatare, Nebraska and Tim (Kristi) Mason of Anselmo, Nebraska. Three step children Lyle (Cheryl) Page of Eustis, Nebraska, Tammy (Timothy) Brown and Carolyn (Richard) Armstead of Cozad, Nebraska; 6 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Sisters-in-law; Bonnie Mason of Omaha and Alvina Avery of Lincoln. He is also survived by several special nieces, nephews and friends.
Marion was preceded by his parents, all his siblings, three sisters-in-law, and his brother-in-law.
Merle A. Glassmeyer, Sr., 92, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, October 28th, 2017, at Welcov Assisted Living in Lexington.
Merle was born October 16th, 1925, in Wayne, Nebraska, to Edward H. and Minnie (Wittler) Glassmeyer. He attended school in Wayne, Nebraska. Merle joined the U.S. Army during WWII serving from April 14th, 1945 until his honorable discharge on November 27th, 1948. He then served with the Nebraska National Guard from June 20th, 1948, until September 1st, 1948.
On November 30th, 1945, he was united in marriage to Clara Ream in Wayne, Nebraska. Four children were blessed to this marriage; Michael, Edward, Merle, Jr., and Karen.
They owned and operated the Gamble’s store in Lexington from 1973 to 1979. They moved to New Prague, Minnesota, where Merle worked for the city of New Prague. Following his retirement they moved to Youngtown, Arizona. When Clara’s health started to decline and they moved back to Lexington in 2004. On January 7th, 2016, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clara.
Merle was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed woodworking, stained glass, working with metal and tinkering on motors. In his younger years he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. The most important thing to Merle was spending time with his family.
Merle is survived by his children, Edward (Pat) Glassmeyer of Denver, Colorado, Merle, Jr. (Kamie) Glassmeyer of Lexington, Nebraska, and Karen (David) Jurincie of Denver, North Carolina; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Floyd Glassmeyer of Norfolk, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Clara; son, Michael; and two brothers, Lowell and Donald.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne, Nebraska with Military Honors. Pastor Douglas Shelton officiated.
Visitation was held Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington. Masonic Funeral Rites were conducted by Thistle Lodge #61.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefunerahome.com.
Celebration of Life Services for Ronney “Ron” Naumann were held on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastor Rob Kuefner officiating. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington, following the services.
Ronney Lee Naumann, 81 years of age, of Lexington, passed away on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at the Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington. He was born March 24th, 1936 at the family home in Eustis, Nebraska, the third of four children born to Leonard and Esther (Pfeiffer) Naumann. The family lived in Eustis until 1945 until moving to Lexington. Ron received his primary education from Trinity Lutheran Parochial School in Lexington through the eighth grade, and then graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1954. Following his education, Ron served his country in the United States Naval Reserves for four years, prior to his honorable discharge. He was then employed in Chicago, Illinois, where he met Carol Jean Olszewski. On November 2nd, 1963, they were united in marriage at Chicago, and to this union two daughters were born: Michelle and Lea. The family made their home in Lexington, where Ron was dedicated and passionate about his long career in carpentry. On December 8th, 1980, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol.
On July 6th, 1985, he was united in marriage to Sondra K. Orcutt in Lexington. Ron welcomed Sondra’s daughters: Amanda and Ashley into his life, and they blended two families into one. Ron continued to be involved in construction, and was proud of many projects throughout the community. On April 6th, 2014, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sondra.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served on the Trustee Committee in years past. Ron enjoyed hunting, and had a special way with dogs, especially his hunting dogs throughout the years. His keen sense of humor will always be remembered by his family and friends. His family, especially the grandchildren, always put a smile on his face, and hugs were given abundantly by Grandpa.
Ron leaves to celebrate his life; his four daughters: Michelle Matis and her husband, Corey of Omaha, Nebraska; Lea Neil and her husband, Matt of Cozad, Nebraska; Amanda Bauer and her husband, Kent of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Ashley Childears and her husband, Justin of North Platte, Nebraska; nine grandchildren: Taylor and Lauren Matis; Lindsey McKeever and her husband, Caleb; Ty Rogers; Nate Neil; Blake and Morgan Bauer; and Celie and Ceiden Childears; one great-granddaughter, Leighton McKeever; two sisters: Ladena Seger and husband, Fred of Maine, and Joyce Wolfe and her husband, Dave of Overton, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Ron Owen and his wife, Bonnie of Maui, Hawaii; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Besides his parents, and his two wives: Carol and Sondra; Ron was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Cainey Childears; and one sister, Leola German and her husband, Lee.
Visitation was held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington.
A memorial has been established in Ron’s honor, and kindly suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com.
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege was in charge of the arrangements..