Gerald Chris Buehner, 54, of Eustis, Nebraska, died June 12th, 2018 in Eustis, NE.  
He was born April 11th, 1964 in Gothenburg, NE, son of Raymond and Norma (Hueftle) Buehner.  He attended Eustis Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1982.  He also graduated from Southeast Community College at Beatrice.  Gerald was married to Candace Kujath, to this union was born a son, Nicholas Chris.  They later divorced. Gerald was engaged in agriculture and loved to garden.  He enjoyed cooking, trying new recipes and eating.  He loved talking with family and friends.  He was a member of the Eustis United Methodist Church.
Surviving are mother, Norma (Roland) Lauer of Gothenburg; son, Nick (Dawn) McPheron of Omaha, NE; brother, Gary (Laura) Buehner of Norfolk; two sisters Sharon (Roger) Bryant of Curtis and Barb (Dave) Margritz of Lexington; nephews Shane, Justin, Josh, and Chris; nieces Jill, Becky, Angela, Katie, and Amanda; and a host of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.  
Gerald was preceded in death by father, Raymond Buehner in 1998.
Visitation was held at Eustis United Methodist Church 208 N Morton St, Eustis, NE 69028; Thursday, June 14th, 2018, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. with the family present from 5:00-7:00 pm. 
Celebration of Life was held at Eustis United Methodist Church, June 15th, 2018 at 10:30 am with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg officiating.  
Burial followed in the Eustis East Cemetery, Eustis, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Eustis United Methodist Church, 208 N Morton St, Eustis, NE 69028 or Eustis Fair Building, 110 East Allison St, Eustis, NE 69028.  To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Gerald Chris Buehner, 54, of Eustis, Nebraska, died June 12th, 2018 in Eustis, NE.  
He was born April 11th, 1964 in Gothenburg, NE, son of Raymond and Norma (Hueftle) Buehner.  He attended Eustis Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1982.  He also graduated from Southeast Community College at Beatrice.  Gerald was married to Candace Kujath, to this union was born a son, Nicholas Chris.  They later divorced. Gerald was engaged in agriculture and loved to garden.  He enjoyed cooking, trying new recipes and eating.  He loved talking with family and friends.  He was a member of the Eustis United Methodist Church.
Surviving are mother, Norma (Roland) Lauer of Gothenburg; son, Nick (Dawn) McPheron of Omaha, NE; brother, Gary (Laura) Buehner of Norfolk; two sisters Sharon (Roger) Bryant of Curtis and Barb (Dave) Margritz of Lexington; nephews Shane, Justin, Josh, and Chris; nieces Jill, Becky, Angela, Katie, and Amanda; and a host of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.  
Gerald was preceded in death by father, Raymond Buehner in 1998.
Visitation was held at Eustis United Methodist Church 208 N Morton St, Eustis, NE 69028; Thursday, June 14th, 2018, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. with the family present from 5:00-7:00 pm. 
Celebration of Life was held at Eustis United Methodist Church, June 15th, 2018 at 10:30 am with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg officiating.  
Burial followed in the Eustis East Cemetery, Eustis, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Eustis United Methodist Church, 208 N Morton St, Eustis, NE 69028 or Eustis Fair Building, 110 East Allison St, Eustis, NE 69028.  To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
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
Phyllis J. Jensen passed away June 9th, 2018 at her home at Meadowlark Pointe in Cozad at the age of 88. 
Phyllis was born February 6th, 1930 in Marion, Kansas to Willard and Helen (Richmond) Suffield. The family lived on a farm northeast of Marion until it was taken by a tornado. They moved to Wichita for a couple of years, but were happy to move back to Marion in 1945.   Phyllis was a Drum Majorette during her senior year at Marion High School. She graduated with the class of 1947. 
In 1948, she married Fred Allen. The couple were blessed with 2 children, Coni and Maurice. Phyllis attended Venus Academy of Beauty and received her cosmetology license. She worked for a friend for a little over a year before starting her own salon. She and Fred built an addition on to their home and opened Allen's Brush and Curl. They eventually moved to Manhattan, Kansas where she worked at Crums Beauty Academy and then to Topeka and opened a shop in her home. 
Following her divorce, Phyllis moved to Norton and worked for the State, inspecting beauty shops in Kansas. She decided to settle down and moved to Cozad. Phyllis met Harlan Jensen and were married on February 14th, 1992 at the Cozad United Methodist Church. They enjoyed traveling to Wyoming, O'Neill and Topeka to see family and watch great grandchildren participate in school activities. Phyllis was a longtime member of Order of the Eastern Star in Marion and Cozad. She held many offices and was Worthy Matron in Cozad. Phyllis received 25 and 70 year pins from the Order. She was also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and daughter, Coni Bratton. Survivors include her son, Maurice Allen of Topeka, KS; son-in-law, Larry Bratton of Cozad; grandchildren, James Bratton and wife Tammy of Douglas, WY, Michelle Liewer and husband Jamie of O'Neill, Tim Allen of Topeka, KS, Kellyn Hermanson and husband Michael of Topeka, KS and Annjanette Rivera and husband Edward of Topeka, KS; great grandchildren, Jake Bratton and wife Amanda of Casper, WY, Bayley and Dawson Bratton of Douglas, WY, Walker, Wyatt and Wreece Liewer of O'Neill, Makayla, Madalyn and Mya Bayless of Topeka, KS, and Savannah, Tobias and Marianna Rivera of Topeka, KS; great great granddaughter, Brynnlee Bratton of Casper, WY; and many nieces, nephews and friends. 
A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Smith officiating. Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 from noon until 5 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.
Survived by parents Blaine and Amy, brother Beckett, grandparents William & Stacey Lauby, Michael & Sandra Bappe, great grandparents Boyd & JoAnn Phillippi, many family, friends, nurses and caregivers. 
Wesley was welcomed into the arms of Jesus after 8 years of being loved by family, friends and many medical caregivers. He lived a full, adventurous life despite the many challenges he faced with his early entrance to this world. Wesley was a teacher. He taught those willing to learn now to persevere, how to find joy, peace and faith in all circumstances, how to know what one needs without words being spoken, how to live selflessly and experience the rewards of doing so, and how to see the world in a different light. We are forever grateful to all of the Craig HomeCare nurses, CHI - St. Francis  nurses and staff, Children’s Hospital nurses and staff, as well as many physicians, and therapists that were a part of helping Wesley along his journey. His life was touched by so many but we know his life touched even more.                
Celebration Service was held Monday June 4th at 10:30 AM at Gretna Baptist Church  20725 East Angus St. Gretna, NE. Memorials to the family to be determined later.