Obituaries for Fox Funeral Home Nebraska Obituary for Bonita M. JohnsonBonita M. Johnson, 67, of Beatrice died in a Lincoln hospital on Thursday, August 21, 2014. She was born on September 21, 1946 at Pawnee City and grew up at rural Burchard. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church of Summerfield, KS, graduated from Summerfield High School in 1964 and Concordia Teachers College in 1967. She taught school in Whittemore, IA for two years. She married Ardell Johnson at Summerfield on November 29, 1969 and they lived in Lincoln and Sioux City, IA for several years before moving to Beatrice. She was a team leader at BSDC for 30 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice and had been a Girl Scout Troop sponsor. She enjoyed sewing and reading. Survivors include one son, Aaron Johnson and wife Heather of Beaverton, OR; two grandchildren, Lila and Everett Johnson; one sister, Betty Bstandig and husband John of Beatrice; two brothers, Larry Menninga and wife Cindy of Willow, AK and Leroy Menninga and wife Barbara of Wichita, KS; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Maxine Vaughn Menninga; her husband Ardell, who died on May 24, 1982; one sister-in-law, Ann Menninga. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Timothy W. Wagner officiating. Inurnment will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday prior to the service at Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the Relay For Life. A register book for signatures will be available at the Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 A. M. Monday until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday and at the church one hour preceding the services. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8c8e340233Obituary for Brian ChabBrian Chab, 46, of Beatrice lost his battle with cancer lovingly surrounded by friends and family at his home on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. He was born on January 11, 1968 at Crete. He worked many years out of state in cable construction, climbing pole after pole. He was an electrician in the area but worked the last several years for Hartig Electric. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, NASCAR, Husker football (with the exception of burning all his shirts last year after the UCLA game), tinkering on engines, and hanging with his buddies. He had more crazy adventures in his short life than most of us will ever even think about. Brian was loved by all for his endless sense of humor and witty comebacks. But his most enjoyable times were spent with his son, nine year old, Branson. They were “best buddies” and his devotion to his son will be remembered by all who knew him. Survivors include his son, Branson Chab of Beatrice; mother, Peggy Coates of Beatrice; father, Ron Chab of Wilber; brothers, Eric Chab and fiancée Chelsea Rakes of Wymore and Marty Coates of Pickrell; sister, Michelle Manes and husband Max of Beatrice; Branson’s mother, Joni Chab of Virginia; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many loyal friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and step-father, Micheal J. Coates. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Pastor Jon Palmquist officiating. The body has been cremated. There will be no viewing. Inurnment will be at a later date. A memorial has been established for his son, Branson. A register book for signatures will be available at the Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. Friday to time of service on Saturday. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ccef340132Obituary for Earl E. ChadwellEarl E. Chadwell, 90, of Wichita, KS, died at the VA Hospital in Wichita on Sunday, August 17, 2014. He was born on February 2, 1924, in Kentenia, KY, and moved to Beatrice with his mother in 1936. He graduated from Beatrice High School in 1942 and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Beatrice. He served in the United States Armed Forces during both World War II and the Korean War. He served in the United States Marine Corps from January 20, 1942, until June 23, 1950. And he served in the United States Air Force from June 24, 1950, until November 16, 1953. He retired from U.S. Civil Service in 1979 after having served as a contracting officer for the Federal Aviation Administration and then the Veterans Administration. He lived in Oklahoma City for 13 years and had resided in Wichita, KS since 1962. He was a founding member of the Geddes-Thober Post #1077 of Veterans of Foreign Wars of Beatrice, a permanent member of the Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion of Beatrice, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1857 in Oklahoma City, OK, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 4 in Wichita, KS, a life member, #361390, of the FIRST MARINE DIVISION ASSOCIATION " THE OLD BREED, a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 138 in Wichita, KS and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #531 of Beatrice, NE. Survivors include two sons, Mark Chadwell of Wichita, KS and Kurt Chadwell of Irving, TX; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milburn C. and Sarah Ann Snider Chadwell, two brothers, Charles and Walter Chadwell and two sisters, Charlene Lowery and Lola Clough. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice with Rev. David A. Bigley officiating. A memorial has been established to the D.A.V. Service Officers. Closed casket visitation will be at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday. Graveside honors will be conducted by the Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion of Beatrice, Nebraska. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=49df339809Obituary for Barbara Ann TannahillBarbara Ann Tannahill, 69, of Beatrice passed away at her home on Friday morning, August 15, 2014. She was born on July 30, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY and spent her early years living in Scranton, PA. She married Don Tannahill on January 6, 1968 in Scranton and they lived throughout the midwest until moving to Beatrice in 1992. Survivors include her husband, Donald A. Tannahill of Beatrice; one son, Donald L. Tannahill of Wichita, KS; daughter, Kerrie Wells and husband Robert of Beatrice; four grandchildren, Madison and Cooper Tannahill and Miranda and Zander Wells; sister, Ann Schlanger of Orlando, FL; four brothers, John Jurbala and wife Judy, and Bob Jurbala all of Clarks Summit, PA, Peter Jurbala and wife Diane, and Joseph Jurbala all of Tampa, FL; many nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Leona Tannahill of Lees Summit, MO; two brothers-in-law, Larry Tannahill and wife Judi of Albany, CA, and Dale Tannahill and wife Jan of South Lake, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Loretta Nemith Jurbala. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Centenary United Methodist Church of Beatrice with Rev. Dr. Charles Spence, III officiating. Entombment will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in the Johnson County Memorial Gardens; 11200 Metcalf; Overland Park, KS. A family prayer service will be held at 10:45 A.M. in the library of the church on Tuesday. A memorial has been established to the Centenary United Methodist Church Building Fund with Paul and Deb Whaley in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 11:00 A.M. Sunday until 9:00 P.M. Monday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Tuesday. The family will meet and greet friends from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday at the Fox Funeral Home. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=2db0339549Obituary for Rev. Theodore (Ted) K. RobinsonRev. Theodore (Ted) K. Robinson, 78 of Beatrice died Saturday August 9, 2014 at the Waterford at Wilderness Hills in Lincoln. He was born March 15, 1936 at Galva, Illinois. He was raised in Phoenix, AZ and graduated from Phoenix Union High School in May of 1955. He graduated from Arizona State University in May of 1959 and then in 1960 he entered Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. where he graduated in 1964. He married Marlyce R. Pohlman on August 12, 1962 at St. Paul’s (Soap Creek) Lutheran Church of rural DeWitt. He served churches in Orland, CA; Osborne, KS; Ashland; Fowler, CO; Minden, NE and Cordova until his retirement in 2001 when they moved to Beatrice. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice. He enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren, classical music, reading, running and was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and had been to all 50 states. Survivors include two sons, Kerry Robinson and wife Renee of Hutchinson, KS and Timothy Robinson and wife Christine of Princeton Junction, NJ; one daughter, Kendra Hoffman and husband Darin of Beatrice; 12 grandchildren, Katelynn Robinson, Steven Robinson, Shelby Robinson, Andrew Robinson, Kiersten Robinson, Matthew Robinson, Emily Hoffman, Rachel Hoffman, Tessa Hoffman, Megan Hoffman, Shaun Robinson and Evan Robinson; one sister, Bonnie Robinson of North Hollywood, CA.; two sisters-in-law, Julane Sampson and husband Wayne of Walnut Creek, CA and LaVae Straub and husband Roy of Beatrice; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Ara Nita (Kile) Robinson, his wife Marlyce, who died on July 11, 2008 and one brother Charles Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. Burial will be at the St. Paul’s (Soap Creek) Lutheran Cemetery of rural DeWitt. A family prayer service will be held at 9:45 A.M. on Wednesday in the chapel of the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Dennis and Janet Byars in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 12:00 Noon Monday until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday with family meeting and greeting friends and relative from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday and then one hour preceding the service at the church on Wednesday. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b21f339046Obituary for J. Alvin DornJ. Alvin Dorn, 89, of Beatrice died at the Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation Center on Monday morning, August 4, 2014. He was born on July 7, 1925 at Adams. He married Sena Ideus at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of rural Beatrice on November 22, 1945 and they farmed east of Beatrice until moving to Beatrice in 1987. In 2009, he moved to the Kensington. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of rural Beatrice and had been a member of the Church Council, Men’s Choir and Men’s Brotherhood. He was also a member of the Beatrice Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals, playing cards and Rummikub and driving through the country-side to see the crops. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Lane and husband Wendell of Odell and Sandra Steinkamp and husband Charles of Lincoln; two sons, Duane Dorn and wife Colleen and Alan Dorn and wife Lori all of Beatrice; one son-in-law, Bill Plymale of Beatrice; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Virgil Dorn and wife Evelyn of Beatrice; one sister, Irene Daubendiek and husband Duane of Beatrice; one sister-in-law, Doris Dorn of Adams; one brother-in-law, Marvin Bockholdt of Hardy; two sisters-in-law, Darlene Kohel and Reka Trauernicht both of Beatrice; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Minnie Holz Dorn; his wife Sena, who died on August 20, 2008; son, Marvin Dorn; daughter-in-law, Sandra Dorn Plymale; one sister, Norma Bockholdt; three brothers, Lester, Willard and Leonard Dorn. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of rural Beatrice with Pastor Chuck Bentjen officiating. Burial will be in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery of rural Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday in the basement of the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Arnold and Darlene Evers in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. Sunday until 9:00 P.M. Monday with family greeting friends and relatives on Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. and at the church one hour preceding the services on Tuesday. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=56f3338654Obituary for Frieda C. WallmanFrieda C. Wallman, 92, of Newcastle, WY, formerly of Beatrice died on Saturday morning, August 2, 2014 at Weston County Manor in Newscastle. She was born on January 14, 1922 on a farm southwest of Adams to John and Gesina “Heits” Waltke and was baptized on February 5, 1922 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell by Rev. J.B. Reents. She moved with her parents to a farm south of Firth, attended Grandview Elementary School at Adams and in 1938 was confirmed by Pastor Reents. She married Ehme Wallman on February 7, 1943 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and they lived and farmed south of Cortland before moving to a farm northeast of DeWitt. In 1949, a daughter Carolyn Kay was born and they moved to a farm southeast of Cortland. In 1967, they moved to Beatrice. She worked for 20 years as a nurse aide at Beatrice Community Hospital and Parkview Center before her retirement. She was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and was currently a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Beatrice. She moved to Wyoming to be closer to family in 2004. She enjoyed time with her family, gardening and dancing. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Shumake and husband Rob of Newcastle, WY; grandchildren, Jerry Hansen and wife Cher of Herreid, SD, Jim Hansen of Newcastle, WY, Lola Shumake of Newcastle, WY and Reece Shumake and wife Jessica of Dallas, Oregon; great-grandchildren, Brendon, Zacharie, Kelsey, Angelyse, Desiree and Riley; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ehme Wallman, who died on July 22, 1968; five brothers and two sisters. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery of rural Pickrell with Pastor Jerry Gilbreath officiating. Honorary casket bearers include Wayne Wallman, Robert Johnsen, Raymond Johnsen, Jim Waltke, Duane Johnsen, Roger Blobaum, Elmer Waltke, Wayne Waltke, Mitch Waltke, David Frerichs, Mike Waltke and Larry Remmers. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. Closed casket visitation will be on Tuesday from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the Fox Funeral Home. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=99c8338419Obituary for Duaine R. BlaserDuaine R. Blaser, 80, of Papillion formerly of Beatrice, died at the Beatrice Rehabilitation Care Center on Saturday, August 2, 2014. He was born on January 5, 1934 at Bern, KS and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1952 where he enjoyed being a member of the basketball team. He served in the United States Army at Fort Bliss, TX and retired from the Nebraska Army National Guard as the Command Sergeant Major of Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 134th Regiment. He was a member of Company C in Beatrice. He married Alice “Vi” Viola Hollingsworth on October 17, 1954 at Centenary United Methodist Church of Beatrice and they lived in Beatrice until moving to Papillion in 1982. He was employed for Union Pacific Railroad and retired after 43 years of service. He was a former member of Centenary United Methodist Church of Beatrice. He was a 50 year member and past Master of Masonic Lodge, Beatrice #26 AF & AM, York Rite Bodies of Nebraska; Life member of Livingston Chapter #10, Royal Arch Mason; Raboni Council #9, Grand Council, Royal & Select Masters; Mt. Hermon Commandery #7, Grand Commandery, Knights Templar; Knights of the York Cross of Honour, Sir Galahad Priory # 7 (Life); Sesostris Temple (Shrine); Associate Guardian of Bethel #31, Jobs Daughters, member and past Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star Vesper Chapter #9 both of Beatrice, past member of Beatrice Eagles Aerie #531, member of the Order of Eastern Star Vesper Chapter #114 of Papillion, Life member of Enlisted Association Nebraska National Guard, Enlisted Association United States National Guard and American Legion Post #27, Beatrice. He was a former member of the Beatrice Optimist Club. He enjoyed Nebraska football and his family. Survivors include four daughters, Alice M. Blaser of Beatrice, Connie Mahloch and husband Tom of Plymouth, Jane Lintz and husband Doug of DeWitt and Pam Klar and husband James of Beatrice; eight grandchildren, Michelle Blaser, Sheena Mahloch and fiancé Ben Yockel, Jonathan Lintz, Amanda Scheiding and husband Brett, Benjamin Klar and wife Kayla, Zachary Klar and wife Daryl, Madison Klar and Isaac Klar; one great-grandson, Elliot Klar; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Christian E., Sr. and Alice E. Wicki Blaser; his wife, Alice (Vi) Hollingsworth Blaser who died on September 1, 2007; daughter, Mary Sue Blaser; three sisters, Bernice, Mavis and Geneva Blaser; four brothers, Marvin, James, Sr., Christian, Jr. and Donald Blaser. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Christ Community Church of Beatrice with Pastor Jack Magness officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the Nebraska National Guard Enlisted Association Scholarship Fund, Beatrice Food Pantry and Plattsmouth Masonic Home. Military graveside honors will be conducted by Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion of Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Thursday at the church. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 12:00 noon Tuesday until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday and at the church on Thursday an hour preceding the services. The family will meet and greet friends and relatives at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. on Wednesday evening. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c9b4338361Obituary for Meta OttoMeta Otto, 97, of Beatrice formerly of Pickrell died at Homestead House in Beatrice on Friday, August 1, 2014. She was born on March 14, 1917 to Willm W. and Ricka (Menninga) Johnson at rural Filley where she grew up and attended the Wallman School. She was baptized into the Christian faith on April 1, 1917 by Pastor J.B. Reents and was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of Pickrell by Pastor Reents on April 9, 1933. On May 10, 1941, she married Herbert Otto at Christ Lutheran Church of Pickrell. To this union, three children were born; Linda, Rolland and Harlan. They lived and farmed in the Pickrell area until moving to the village of Pickrell in 1981. She was a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell. She taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir, was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Wednesday Quilters Group. She was also a member of the Thrifty Workers Extension Club. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and sewing for herself and the children. Survivors include two sons, Rolland Otto and wife Sue and Harlan “Butch” Otto and wife Carol all of Pickrell; son-in-law, Gerald Elzey and wife Dianne of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Clara Buss of Adams; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert who died on December 17, 1987; daughter, Linda Elzey who died on October 25, 2004; seven sisters, Marie Waltke, Ricka Buss, Elsie Janssen, Lena Waltke, Tena Parde, Emma Adkins and Louise Parde; one brother, Wm. C. Johnson; three great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell with Pastor Clint McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Tuesday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Raymond and Anna Dorn in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. Sunday until 9:00 P.M. Monday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Tuesday. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=3b80338216Obituary for Donna L RatheDonna Lee Rathe, 58, of Basehor, KS formerly of Sterling, NE died at her home on Friday morning, August 1, 2014. She was born on June 25, 1956 at Nebraska City and graduated from Sterling High School in 1974. She married Darrel Rathe on September 6, 1974 at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling and they lived in Sterling. She worked as a key punch operator for the State of Nebraska in Lincoln, at the Sterling Variety Store and at Bob’s Market both in Sterling. In 1986 she and Darrel purchased the grocery store and owned and operated D & D Market of Sterling until 2001. Following the sale of the store she painted for Carolyn Eltiste and then from 2006 until 2012 she was the Community Manager for Holiday Retirement in St. Joseph, Missouri, Omaha and Topeka, Kansas. She and Darrel moved to Basehor in 2012. She was a former member of St. John Lutheran Church and Immanuel Lutheran Church both of Sterling and was currently a member of Trinity Family of Faith Lutheran Church in Basehor. She was also a former member of the Immanuel LWML, Women’s Jaycees and the Sterling Rescue Squad. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, sewing, and puzzles. Survivors include her husband, Darrel of Basehor; daughter, Erin Harms and husband Corbin of Ashland; son, Tyler Rathe and wife Nicole of Basehor; six grandchildren, Adelyn and C. Nolan Harms and Macy, Jenna, Nia and Kya Rathe; siblings, Norma Goodwin and husband Ted of Orlando, FL, Carolyn Gilbert and husband Charlie of Johnson, Linda Slone and husband Ron of Casper, WY, Gerald Crisler and wife Elsie of Moose Lake, MN, Sherryl Wallman and husband Terry of Cortland and John Crisler and wife Brenda of Yucaipa, CA; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Doris Schilling Crisler and two brothers, Ray and LeRoy Crisler. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Sterling with Pastor Jason Boetcher officiating. Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery of rural Sterling. A family prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Monday evening at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Sterling. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. The body will lie in state at the Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling from noon Sunday until 4:00 P.M. Monday and then at the church. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling is in charge of the arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=95f4338316