Milton Sitorius, 86, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died June 25th, 2018 in Gothenburg, NE.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, June 28th, 2018, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Graveside services will be held at Gothenburg Cemetery, Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 3:00 pm.
Memorials may be given to the Gothenburg High School Trap Team.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com
Anthony (Tony) Gallardo died Sunday, June 17th, 2018, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Tony was born January 19th, 1942, in Cozad, Nebraska, to Trinidad and Sadie Gallardo. He grew up in Cozad graduating from Cozad High School in 1960.
In 1965, Tony was drafted into the Vietnam War to the Army and served in the Big Red One, Army's First Division. He served his country honorably as a combat infantry soldier. Tony was very active in veterans organizations upon his return from Vietnam. He was recognized and well known for helping veterans, not only in Nebraska, but surrounding states as well. He took time, always, to assist his fellow veterans and won numerous awards for his volunteer service.
His smile and sense of humor could brighten anyone's day. Tony held many offices through the VFW and was Commander of Post 131. He also held offices through the Department of Disabled Veterans and was also past State Commander of the VFW. Tony retired from St. Elizabeth's Hospital, where he'd worked for 29 years in the maintenance department.
He is survived by his wife Fran Arsiaga Gallardo; two sons, Aaron (Melinda), Woodland Hills, California, and grandson Charlie, and son Adrian and his son Ryder of Greenville, SC; eight sisters, Mary Leopold, Helen Araujo (Pete), Thomasine Briseno (Jim), Delores Cordova, Elvira Granados (Jesse), Rosie Alcaraz, Della Stockwell (Ron), Betty Gallardo; and one brother Donnie Gallardo, Las Vegas, Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation and Recitation of the Rosary was held at Butherus Maser & Love Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John's Catholic Church, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and burial with military rites followed at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, June 22-23, 2018.
Condolences to the family can be sent c/o Butherus Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.
Louis Albert Gengenbach, 94, of Lincoln (formerly of Bertrand, NE) passed away at the Cove House in Lincoln on Saturday, June 16th, 2018.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, June 24th, 2018, 2 pm, at Butherus-Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln with military honors and a reception following the service. Inurnment will take place later in Bertrand, NE.
Louis was born January 13th, 1924 at Eustis, NE to Albert and Laura (Timm) Gengenbach. He attended school at Holmes School District 70 in Dawson County and graduated with the class of 1941 from Eustis High School where he lettered in football, basketball, track and baseball. He was proud to be the first boy selected from Eustis to attend Boys State in Lincoln in 1940. He was baptized, confirmed and later married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis.
On October 10th, 1945 Louis married Ellen Dannehl his wife for 72 years. In March of 1946 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and stationed at Fort Eustis, Virginia. When their daughter Marilynn was born, Louis was honorably discharged and they farmed for a brief time in Eustis, NE. Following their move to Smithfield a son Dennis and daughter Debra were born. Louis and Ellen farmed raising cattle and hogs with a move to Bertrand in 1976 when Dennis and family joined the operation. In 1988 they started spending their winters in Arizona in addition to a move to their retirement home at The Landing in Lincoln in 2001. They enjoyed traveling throughout the states as well as to Germany, Finland, and Russia. Louis & Ellen were avid Husker fans and have been season ticket holders since 1967. When their health failed they moved to the Cove in 2015.
Louis is survived by his wife Ellen of Lincoln, daughters Marilynn and Dave Andreasen of Lincoln, Debra and Richard Henderson of Lincoln, son Dennis and Janice Gengenbach of Smithfield, Ne. Grandchildren from Lincoln include Teresa (Tim) Blair; Sherri (Steve) Rexroth; Carrie (Chris) Erks; Amy (Jon) Starr; Amber (Bryan) Kinnan; and Autumn (Josh) Lehn as well as Nate (Nikki) Gengenbach of Hastings and Darcy Schlothauer of Gering. Great Grandchildren from Lincoln include Derrick Rexroth and fiancée Megan May; Ashley Rexroth; Preston, Dylan & Olivia Erks; Ryker and Gannon Starr; Riley and Cooper Kinnan; Remington, Stella, Tatumn and Scarlett Lehn; Micah and Hannah Gengenbach of Hastings; and Macy, Max and Clare Schlothauer of Gering. He is also survived by sister-in-laws Shirley Gengenbach of Eustis and Des Dannehl of Lincoln.
In addition to his parents Albert and Laura Gengenbach and in-laws Lula and Louie Dannehl, he is preceded in death by brothers Russell and Kenneth Gengenbach; brother-in-laws Delmar and Kermit Dannehl and sister-in-law Ruth Dannehl.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be divided between the Bertrand Senior Center and an Ag Scholarship to be established at Bertrand High School.
To those who were fortunate enough to know and love her, Helen Koch was an angel on earth, and despite her family’s immense sadness, she proudly gained her wings in heaven on June 14th, 2018. This is the story of Helen’s life.
In Bakersfield, California, on January 30th, 1944, the world was given Helen Loretta Miller, a sparkling ray of sunshine who would brighten the lives of everyone she met for the next 74 years. Helen’s parents, Arthur and Grace Miller, were overjoyed with her arrival and she was the light of their lives. Helen spent her formative years in Oxford, Nebraska where she was a lifeguard and homecoming queen at Oxford High School.
Helen married Jerry White and they were blessed with two children. Though their marital union dissolved, the two maintained a great respect for each other and after their grandchildren were born they often came together in friendship to celebrate family events.
In 1976, Helen married the love of her life, Marvin Koch in a quintessential 70s ceremony. The bride wore a groovy yellow dress while the groom sported a far-out powder blue tuxedo. Marvin and Helen were the definition of a perfect couple, and were blessed to live, laugh, and love together for almost 42 years. Throughout Helen’s many health issues, Marvin was always by her side and was her faithful caregiver until the very end. Both were immensely proud that in all those years, they never had a true argument; only small differences of opinions.
Helen worked as a nurses’ aide at Cozad Community Hospital until her multiple sclerosis progressed to the point she was unable to continue working. Despite being saddened to leave a job and coworkers she loved, Helen’s optimism took over and she adjusted to her “new normal,” a phrase she would use to positively adjust to every negative life change that came her way.
Family was at the center of Helen’s life, and many years were spent talking, laughing, and making memories. Even in her final days, Helen was the life of the party, and her family is so grateful they were able to joke, laugh, and reminisce with her a few more times.
One of Helen’s favorite hobbies was scrapbooking, and she would often bring out her scrapbooks to show people who visited her the latest pages of memories she created. Helen also loved growing peace roses, cheering on the Husker football and volleyball teams, and watching Dancing with the Stars.
Helen inspired everyone she met with her kindness, optimism, courage, and strength. She faced many health challenges in her life, including multiple sclerosis, cancer, Sjögren’s disease, and two retinal detachments and subsequent surgeries. Through every hardship, Helen always had a sparkle in her eyes, a smile on her face, and positivity radiating through her. Even in death, her kindness and desire to help others continued as one of her final wishes was that medical students and researchers be able to use her to learn and understand more about these diseases. After that knowledge is gained, her remains will be cremated and laid to rest at the Cozad Cemetery.
Those who welcomed Helen to heaven include her parents, Arthur and Grace Miller, and many pets who met her at the Rainbow Bridge.
Those who are waiting here to see her later include her husband, Marvin Koch of Cozad; children, Jeff (Lisa) White of Ridgecrest, CA, and Laurie (Ricky) Morse of Goehner, NE, Cory (Annette) Koch of Monroe, WA, Linda Strong (Jeff) of Olympia, WA, and Gregory (Deb) Koch of Wichita, KS; grandchildren Megan Otillio of Ridgecrest, CA, Autumn (Ian) Seiter of Brooklyn, NY, Nicholette White of Ridgecrest, CA, Wyatt (Christine) Morse of Fremont, NE, Brittany Morse of Austin, TX, and Tosha, Johnathon, and Jordan Strong of WA; great-grandchildren Ellie Poore and Siona Otillio of Ridgecrest, CA; and many other relatives and friends.
For many years, Helen’s wishes were that when her time came, people would not gather to remember her in sadness, but celebrate life instead. In her final days, she expressed that she wanted people to honor her by living their lives the way she did hers - by facing each day with “a positive attitude and a smile.”
In that spirit, no services or visitation will be held. Instead, Helen and her family hope that those wishing to celebrate her life do so by showing extra kindness and empathy towards others, spending time with people (and animals) they love, and facing every moment with optimism, gratitude, and joy.
If you would like to contribute to a memorial in Helen’s honor, please make a contribution to a cause or organization about which you are passionate. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Berryman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements
Marie V. Eynetich, 89 of Doniphan passed away Friday, June 15th, 2018 at Prairie Winds Assisted Living in Doniphan.
Graveside Services were held at 11 AM Wednesday, June 20th at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, NE with The Reverend Josh Brown officiating. Visitation was held Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home Chapel.
Marie was born on January 3rd, 1929 to Fred and Mable (Crumrine) Nerly at Spalding, NE. She graduated from Spalding High School with honors in 1946.
She married John Eynetich on May 26th, 1947 at Greeley, NE. She taught school in Greeley and Dawson County. The family lived in Cozad from 1947 to 1979 where she operated The Midget Market for 12 years. In 1979 the family moved to Sargent, NE for 10 years. John and Marie moved to North Platte where they lived for 10 years before moving to Grand Island in 1997.
Marie always enjoyed bowling where she was on a league in Cozad and Burwell. She was very involved in the Foster Grandparent Program when she was in the Grand Island area. Marie decided for her own peace of mind that she wanted to learn how to land her husband’s plane, so she completed the Ground School Course for pilots at the Cozad Airport. She loved gardening and especially tending to her flowers. She also got great enjoyment out of watching birds and was an avid reader. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
She is survived by 5 children and their spouses, Teena and David Baack of Cozad, John Eynetich of York, Jim and Gayle Eynetich of Ione, OR, Casey Jones of Portland, OR and Tony and Cami Eynetich of Grand Island; sister, Sharon Beyer of Aurora, grandchildren and their spouses, Mike and Tyrene Maack of Cozad, Kerri Dangler of Lexington, Johnny and Peg Eynetich of Kearney, Chris and Wendy Eynetich of Kearney, Jeremy Eynetich of Cozad, NE, Sonja and Dan Wright of Cozad, Joshua Hall of Portland, OR, Alyssa Jones of Portland, OR, Jeff and Makenzie Eynetich of Grand Island and Ashley and Andy Chvatal of Wahoo; three step-grandchildren and their spouses, Karen and Dustin Padberg of Ione, OR, Jeff and Dawn Eynetich of Ione, OR and Gina and Corey Jensen of Cozad; 23 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John in 1991; sisters, Carol Starkey, Bonnie Peterson, 2 infant sisters, Helen and Mable Nerly; one brother, Joe Nerly; one step-granddaughter, Stacey Kolbo.
Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association. Online condolences may be directed to www.livson.com. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
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