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..
Alice “Jeanne” Luebbe, 82, of North Platte, Nebraska, formerly of Johnson Lake, died Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte.
Jeanne was born September 16th, 1935, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Harold and Nellie (Wolfe) Sheldon. She attended school at District #6 near Overton, and graduated from Lexington High School in 1952.
She was united in marriage to Verne A. Luebbe on May 16th, 1954, at the Methodist Church in Overton, Nebraska. They had two children; Randy Lee and Patti Kay.
Jeanne was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington, where she was involved, and enjoyed Bible studies. She was also a past member of the Eastern Star. She was past president of the Junior Old Timers Club, a past member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Club, Elks Lodge, VFW auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary.
Near and dear to her heart were the Boys & Girls Boystown, Christian Appalachian Project, and the Salvation Army.
As a young woman the couple enjoyed dancing, playing cards, she also loved her sweets, and spending time with her family.
Survivors include one son, Randy and wife Lydia Luebbe of North Platte, Nebraska, one daughter, Patti Barber of Johnson Lake, Nebraska; one sister, Jan and her husband Gary Donnelson of Lexington, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Chelsea, Nicole, Matthew, Jeannie, James, and Laurie; eighteen great-grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Verne.
A Graveside Service waas held Monday, October 30th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington with Pastor John Strackbein officiating.
Visitation was held prior to the graveside from at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church or Parent/Child Center.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Elladine Henrietta Berryman age 88, of Cozad passed away on October 20th, 2017 at Cozad Hospital. Elladine was born September 17th, 1929 north of Gothenburg to Henry and Marie (Franzen) Boden. Elladine attended grade school in Peru, Nebraska then lived in Sterling and Auburn before moving back to Gothenburg in 1946. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1947. She was baptized and married at Zion Lutheran Church north of Gothenburg.
After graduation she worked as a telephone operator where she was asked out on a blind date by her soon to be best friend, Don Berryman. On December 9th, 1951 Elladine married Don at Zion Lutheran Church. The couple made their home on a farm north of Cozad and to this union a daughter, Marcia Marie was born.
Elladine enjoyed her years as a Northwestern Bell telephone operator and later as a farmer and rancher’s wife where together they worked hard raising corn, alfalfa, cattle and hogs.
Elladine loved to be busy and enjoyed her clubs some of which were garden club and several bridge clubs. She was a 10-year Sunday school teacher and 10-year treasurer for women of the church for American Lutheran. She spent a lot of time in the hay field and working with cattle and hogs. Elladine was always asked to bring her homemade pies, especially her apple pie.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Marcia of Cozad, grandchildren, Kortnie (Casey) Shafer, Cody Calhoun (Leslie Backstrom) and Kalyn Calhoun as well as her great grandson Braxton Litz.
She is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Marie Boden, husband Don of 54 years, brother and sister-in-law Edgar and Lellus Boden, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Cecil and Marjorie McConnell and brother-in-law Keith Berryman.
Services were held Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church with Kathy Gundell, PMA officiating. Burial followed at Cozad Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
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