Cynthia E. Schurr passed away June 29th, 2018 at her home in Eustis, Nebraska at the age of 62. Cynthia was born September 28th, 1955 in Marshall, Minnesota to Thomas B. and Marie L. (Curwick) Sullivan. She graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School with the Class of 1974 and attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Cynthia married Stanley T. Schurr on May 26th, 1979 at the American Lutheran Church in Cozad, Nebraska.
Cynthia was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Sullivan and her father and mother in-law, Martin and Erna Schurr.
Survivors include her husband, Stanley of Eustis; children, Melissa Thompson and husband Joey of Omaha, Rebecca Maboussou and husband Alain of Elkhorn and Patrice Schurr of Omaha; grandchildren, Emma, Kailey and Gracie Thompson and Catherine, Madeleine, Sophia and Elizabeth Maboussou; mother, Marie Sullivan of Marshall, MN; sisters, Kerry Braithwait and husband Ken of Wathena, KS, Erin Zlomke and husband Scott of Grand Island and Abby Appel and husband Randy of Marshall, MN; brothers, Kevin Sullivan and wife Crystal of Grayslake, IL, Kirby Sullivan and wife Mary Claire of Omaha, Jim Sullivan and wife Terri of Aberdeen, SD, Murray Sullivan of Marshall, MN and Tom Sullivan and wife Wendy of Eau Claire, WI; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorials suggested to the Eustis Senior Center or Eustis Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cozad with Father Don O'Brien as celebrant. Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Cremation was chosen. Inurnment will be Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Omaha National Cemetery, Omaha, NE.
Sherryln Jeanene Davis, 70, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died June 29th, 2018 in Omaha, NE.
She was born February 6th, 1948 in Denton, TX, daughter of Bill and Dorothy Loader.
Sherryln grew up in Texas and graduated from Lewisville High School. Sherryln was blessed with two children Scott and Heather from her first marriage. In 1980, Sherryln moved the family to Nebraska. She married Neil Davis on December 12th, 1981 and to this union one son, Allan, was born.
She was a member of the Victory Assembly of God Church in Gothenburg. She enjoyed decorating, reading, cooking, and had a love of rescue animals. Her heart was always open to helping others.
Surviving are husband, Neil Davis of Gothenburg, daughter, Heather Clement of Kearney, three grandchildren, Blake (Cora-Leigh) Munster of Gothenburg, Brittyn Munster of Kearney, and Caelan Davis of Georgia, one great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Munster, brother, Bill (Karen) Loader of Texas, sisters, Debbie Alexander of Oklahoma, and Becky (Larry) LaDuke of Texas, close friends Katherine Middleton, Tia Britten, Brenda Holt, along with many other family, friends, and caretakers.
Sherryln was preceded in death by her parents, son, Scott Pecchi, and step-father, Chester Crabille.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Monday, July 2nd, 2018, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Memorial service was held at Victory Assembly of God, Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 11:00 am.
Memorials may be designated to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department, 610 10th street, Gothenburg, NE 69138, or may be sent to the family.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Ollie "Joe" V. Goa, 83 of Temperance, MI, passed away, Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, at Ebeid Hospice Residence. Born August 12th, 1934, in Boulder, Colorado, he was the son of Ollie and Vera (Osler) Goa. Joe was a four sport letterman in high school. He was an all conference defensive tackle and shot-putter at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He boxed for twelve years and was the Midwest Heavy Weight champion in 1954, holding numerous Golden Glove titles. He was the 4th Marine champion & runner up in the Inter-Service Tournament of the Pacific. Joe was a one-time professional boxer. He also attended Northwestern University at Alva. Joe served in the 134 Infantry N.G. & also the USMC, 4th Marines. He was employed at Monroe Auto Equipment (Tenneco) for 36 years, retiring in 1996. There, he served as Quality Control Manager, Assistant Plant Manager and later as O.E.M. Sale Manager and Head of Engineering. Joe met his wife Linda Young at The University of Nebraska at Kearney and later married on August 26th, 1960. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 192, Temperance and the Southern Michigan Sportsman's Club. Joe enjoyed all sports, working in his yard, coaching 3-B Baseball, basketball, football, but most of all, spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Linda; children, Pamela (Nathaniel) Valley; Kimberly (Kirk Bousonville) Goa, and Grady (Kara) Goa; grandchildren, Lauren, Jacob, Grady, Emerson, Cooper, and Gunnar. Joe was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Ralph, William & Raymond Goa; 4 sisters, Bernice Kupp, Catherine Lee, Charlotte Bond and Molly Goa.
Visitation was Friday, June 29th, 2018, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services followed at 1:00 pm. Interment followed at Bedford Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.pawlakfuneralhome.com
William R. “Bill” France, age 86, formerly of Lexington, Nebraska, died Monday, June 25th, 2018.
Bill was born January 6th, 1932, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Donald and Mattie (Wight) France.
He attended District 25 and Lexington High School. Bill served his country in the United States Army field artillery during the Korean Conflict. He drove an M-5 thirteen-ton high-speed tractor. Bill was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged as a corporal.
On June 11th, 1952, he was united in marriage to Patricia A. Fellows. They were married 66 years.
Bill farmed, raised livestock, worked for alfalfa dehydration plants, Dawson Public Power District, Monroe Shock Absorbers, and Sperry New Holland. He built a house on the family farm where he and Patricia raised their family and lived for 63 years until declining health prompted their move to Kearney, Nebraska, where Patricia still resides.
Bill liked hunting, especially pheasants, and was a crack shot. He also enjoyed fishing the Platte River and Johnson Lake. In his youth, he often rode his horse to country school and he taught all of his children to ride. He and Patricia enjoyed dancing. He followed Husker football.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia of Kearney; daughters, Victoria (Robert) Lipovsky of Fairfield and Kristie France of Kearney; sister-in-law Arlene France of Arizona City, Arizona; nine grandchildren, Toni (Nick) Bloch, Adam Lipovsky, Will Lipovsky, Melissa France, Pamela (Tylor) Higgins, Tucker (Heather) Gruntorad, Trevor Meyer (fiancé Tisha Powell), Allison Gruntorad (fiancé Kyle Harms), and Tanner Gruntorad; nine great-grandchildren, Harrison Bloch, Raleigh Bloch, Cienna Wagoner, Trey Wagoner, Logan Wagoner, Tara Higgins, Danny Higgins, Hadley Gruntorad, and Easton Meyer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Danny; and brothers, Wayne, Donnie, and Gary; and great-granddaughter Tshura France-Wagoner.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 29th, 2018, at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Pastor William Ohlmann, officiating. There was no visitation, but the casket was open prior to the funeral service.
Interment with military honors followed at Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was honored to have assisted the family with arrangements. To share online condolences, please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
Marcus (Mike) R. Araujo, 70, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Monday, June 25th, 2018, at the Grand Island VA Medical Center after a long courageous fight with cancer.
He was born October 24th, 1947 in Lexington, Nebraska to Cruz Atanacio Sr. and Consuelo (Ceballos) Araujo. Mike grew up in Lexington where he graduated from St. Ann’s High School with the class of 1965. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1967. He was in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone where he was wounded during the Vietnam War. Mike was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while serving his country and was honorably discharged on November 17, 1970.
Mike was united in marriage to Sharon K. (O’Con) on May 21st, 1971 in Lexington at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Three children were blessed to this union: Amy, Stephanie and Christopher.
Following the war, Mike and Sharon lived in Lexington where he worked many jobs before finding his calling as a Mail Carrier with the United States Postal Service. He would hold that position for thirty six years. Mike enjoyed the work and made many life-long friends on his route, fondly being known by Lexington residents as “Mike the Mailman.”
Mike was a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Association, board of directors with the Lexington Housing Authority, the U.S. Postal Service 1 Million Mile Club, The Teammates and Host programs in Lexington and was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Mike spent many years coaching softball and baseball in Lexington. He loved the game and impacted many lives while coaching his players. He was especially proud of the Lexington Baseball Class A Championship team he was on in 1963. Mike stayed very close with his teammates and coach Monte Kiffin through the years.
Mike loved sports in general, especially his Boston Red Sox and Oklahoma Sooners. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, doing yard work and watching Audie Murphy movies. Family was very important to him, and he enjoyed spending time and watching his grandchildren participate in their school activities.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon of Lexington, Nebraska; daughters, Amy (Miguel) Mendez of Schuyler, Nebraska and Stephanie Block of Lexington, Nebraska; son, Christopher Araujo of New York, New York; grandchildren, Austin (Marina) Araujo of Schuyler, Nebraska, Raina Zoerb of Omaha, Nebraska, Zachary (Jessica) Zoerb of Schuyler, Nebraska, Maria Mendez, Lucy Mendez and Miguel Mendez all of Schuyler, Tyson Block of Kearney, Nebraska and Kobe Block of Lexington; great-grandchildren, Eva Araujo, Aaron Araujo, Aiden Zoerb, Bella Zoerb, and Carter Zoerb all of Schuyler, Nebraska; sister, Susie (Charles) Engel of Grand Island, Nebraska; Aunt, Ruby Rangel of Lexington, Nebraska; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Cruz, Jr., Richard and Pedro Araujo.
Mass Of Christian Burial will be on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Matt Koperski, officiating.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington.
Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska with Military Honors following the Mass.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
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