Obituaries for Fox Funeral Home Nebraska Obituary for Donnavon C. BodenDonnavon C. “Don” Boden, 77, of Sterling, died Friday night, April 11, 2014 at the Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams. He was born on August 19, 1936 at rural Sterling and graduated from Sterling High School in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 " 1961. He married Jackie (Church) Wiens on June 11, 1981. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Sterling and Harm-Sangen Post #140 of the American Legion also of Sterling. He enjoyed Nebraska baseball and Red Sox baseball. Survivors include his wife, Jackie of Sterling; one son, Jeffery Boden of Denver, CO; one daughter, Alicia Coulson of Lincoln; one step-daughter, Pam Pella and husband Tony of Hickman; four granddaughters, Devon Coulson and Allison, Avery and Autumn Pella; one brother, Merle Boden and wife Janice of Loveland, CO; three sisters, Jan Bouc and husband Ken of Lincoln, Ardis Wentz and husband Ken of Sterling and Mary Waddington of Phoenix, AZ; one brother-in-law, Ben Schole of Hooper; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Trientje “Tena” (Kelle) Boden, an infant brother, one nephew, sister, Linda Sue Schole and brother, LeeRoy. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Sterling with Pastor Jason Wolter officiating. Military flag presentation will be conducted by Harm-Sangen Post #140 of the Sterling American Legion. Private inurnment of the cremains will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery of rural Sterling. A memorial has been established to Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Sterling, Sterling American Legion Post #140 and Gold Crest Retirement Center of Adams with the church elders in charge. Cremation has taken place and there will be no viewing or visitation. Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling is in charge of the arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=7698327269Obituary for Donald W. CarneyDonald W. Carney, 75, of Beatrice died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday April 6, 2014. He was born on September 28, 1938 at Alma. He graduated from Campbell High School and then attended Clerk School in Omaha. He was married to Claryce Glenn on April 24, 1959 in Campbell and moved to Beatrice in 1960. He was a clerk for the Union Pacific Railroad in the Beatrice office and also became an engineer before retiring in 1999 after 43 years of service. He is a past member of Aerie #531 Fraternal Order of Eagles and was a member of United Transportation Union #0707. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, travelling, going to casinos and his pets. Survivors include three sons, Michael Carney and wife Saundra of Martell, Randall Carney and James Carney and wife Michelle all of Beatrice; one daughter, Kerry Carney and life partner Samantha Prokop of Beatrice; six grandchildren, Kalie, Tylynn, William “Billy” and fiancée Courtanie Miller, Madison Carney and Jada and Mackenna Prokop; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eloise Classen of Plattsmouth and Rosemary Brush and husband David of Yakima, WA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Henderson Carney; wife, Claryce and an infant daughter, Julia. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Father Robert Barnhill officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. The body will lie in state from 12:00 noon Thursday until time of services on Friday. 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=8271326788Obituary for Roberta A. BakerRoberta A. Baker, 70, of Beatrice died in a Lincoln hospital on Friday morning, April 4, 2014. She was born on October 17, 1943 at Beatrice and attended St. Paul Lutheran and Beatrice Public Schools. She married Bernard J. Baker on March 20, 1965 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury. She worked for Formfit, 15th Street Liquor, Henry’s Bowl, Sunrise and Country Lanes in Beatrice and Kelwood in Fairbury. She owned and operated Designs Framing in Beatrice. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Eagles Auxiliary both of Beatrice. She volunteered at the Bargain Box. She enjoyed her grandchildren and their activities, Nebraska athletics and NASCAR especially Jimmy Johnson. Survivors include her husband, Bernie of Beatrice; one daughter, Angie Meyer and husband Dan of Lincoln; one son, Tanner Baker and wife Angie of DeWitt; five grandchildren, Jalyn and Nolan Meyer, Kanin, Jurgen and Evelyn Baker; one sister, Joyce Harrell and husband Buddy of Stillwater, OK; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Lillian Eisenhauer Zimmermann. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor William Shaner officiating. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Darryl and Gloria Baker in charge. There will be no viewing. The body has been cremated. A family prayer service will be held at 1:15 P.M. on Tuesday in the fellowship room of the church. A guestbook for signatures will be available at Fox Funeral Home 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=1efd326374Obituary for Grace ZimmermanGrace Zimmerman, 92, of Beatrice died at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. She was born on January 29, 1922 on a farm east of Pickrell and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell. She attended Sunnyhill Country School, graduated from Beatrice High School in 1940 and attended Peru State Teachers College for three years. She married Elmer R. Zimmerman on August 18, 1946 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and they lived and farmed east of Beatrice. She taught school for 11 years in Gage County and then worked for the State of Nebraska as a social worker and administrative assistant for 21 years, retiring in 1987. She was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of rural Beatrice where she belonged to the quilting group and the Women of ELCA where she held several offices. She also taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was also a member of Contented Gal’s Extension Club, teacher’s organizations, Eagles Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed visiting family and friends, gardening, cooking, playing cards, sewing and volunteer work. Survivors include one daughter, Joan Orwen of Beatrice; one son, Elmer Zimmerman, Jr. and wife Dianne of Beatrice; three granddaughters, Jeanne Clavijo and husband James of Miami, FL, Peggy Ford and husband Avery of Denver, CO and Lisa Hostetler and husband Shawn of Pickrell; six great-grandchildren, Brandy, Beau, Ainsley, Kaitlyn, Corino and Sophia; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma Busboom Ehmen; her husband Elmer, who died on October 24, 1993; four brothers, Bill, John, Henry and Thees Ehmen; two sisters, Emma Lienemann and Teda Johnson. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of rural Beatrice with Pastor Chuck Bentjen officiating. Burial will be in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery of rural Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. Tuesday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Mildred Fossler and Arnold and Doris Jurgens in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. Saturday to 9:00 P.M. Monday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Tuesday. The family will meet and greet family and friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. 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=4084326275Obituary for Kenneth D. Zimmerman Kenneth D. Zimmerman, 70, of Lewiston died at his home on March 31, 2014. He was born on September 12, 1943 and was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of rural Beatrice. He attended Fairview District #117, Holmesville and Beatrice. He graduated from Beatrice High School in 1961. He married Bernadette Conradt on November 4, 1983. He farmed in the Holmesville area and did drywall, carpentry and remodel work for many years. Survivors include three sons, Todd Zimmerman of Lincoln, Brent Zimmerman and wife Tracy of Virginia and Shawn Zimmerman and wife Tammy of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Derek , Craig, Brandon and Darian Zimmerman; one brother, Daylon Zimmerman of Temple, GA; one sister, Delores Wasserman and husband Leonard of Lincoln; many nieces and nephews; three step-sons, Francis Searcey of Rockport, MO, Eugene Searcey and wife Martha and Burdette Searcey and wife Cindy all of Beatrice; one step-daughter, Kathleen Wenzl and husband John of Lincoln. He was preceded in death by his parents, Renke and Anna Paben Zimmerman; his wife Bernadette Searcey Doughtery Zimmerman, who died on June 5, 2008. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Chaplain Sharon Schuster officiating. There will be no viewing. The body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family’s choice. A guestbook for signatures will be available at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 8:00 A.M. until time of services on Friday. The family will meet and greet friends and relatives from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday at the funeral home. 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=1218325944Obituary for Rick L. HarmsRick L. Harms, 62, of rural DeWitt died at his home on Sunday afternoon, March 30, 2014. He was born on October 17, 1951 in Beatrice and baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Sterling. He graduated from Adams High School in 1970, where he was involved in all sports. He married Diane Schoen on November 14, 1971 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell. They farmed and owned Silver Streak Trucking from 1982 ��" 2011, when he sold his truck to become the head custodian for Beatrice High School. He previously worked at DeCla Incorporated and JTI Inc. in Lincoln. He was a former member of St. Paul (Soap Creek) Lutheran Church of rural DeWitt where he had been on the church council and served as an usher. He is now a member of Cornerstone Lutheran Church of Beatrice. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tractor pulling, camping and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Diane of rural DeWitt; one son, Ryan Harms and wife LeAnn of Lincoln; two daughters, Nicole Kraus and husband David of Pickrell and Kristal Niles and husband Faron of Adams; four grandchildren, Avery and Landry Kraus and Taylan and Hudson Vetrovsky; five step-grandchildren, Riley and Paige Kraus and Ashton, Carter and Nevaeh Niles; parents, Jurgen and Elaine Harms of Adams; mother-in-law, Irene Schoen of Adams; three brothers-in-law, Verlyn Schoen and wife Sharon of Omaha, Gene Schoen and wife Phyllis of Pickrell and Myron Schoen and wife Ruth of Adams; three nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Willard Schoen. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at Christ Community Church of Beatrice with Pastor Jack Magness officiating. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Thursday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Daryl and Barb Uhlman in charge. There will be no viewing. The body has been cremated. Private inurnment of the cremains will precede the service at Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Pickrell. A guestbook for signatures will be available at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. Tuesday until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Thursday. 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=a2e8325885Obituary for Gertrude C. Warren Gertrude C. Warren passed away March 26, 2014 peacefully; she left her earthly home and family to join her Lord, husband and daughter in heaven. Gertrude was born March 5, 1919, in Thayer County, Nebraska to Henry and Martha (Doehring) Gerberding. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church southwest of Gilead, Nebraska. Gertrude grew up with two sisters and one brother and attended rural school in Thayer County, where she completed the eighth grade. In 1936, her family moved to Sedalia, Missouri for several years before returning to Thayer County. She moved to Beatrice and lived with her brother Martin and his wife Esther, where she worked at Swift Mfg. and later Dempsters Mfg. She married Woodrow W. Warren on December 28, 1942 in The Dalles, Oregon. After his return from the war, they began their family and were blessed with three children, David, Judy and Daniel. To help support the family she took in ironing for various families, so she could be home with her children. After her husband’s death in January of 1967, she went to work for J C Penney’s and remained there until her retirement. She continued working with the foster grandparent program at Cedar School and found much satisfaction helping young children. She had been a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice since 1941 and was also a member of the Lydia Circle. On November 4, 2011, Gertie moved to the Good Samaritan Home at the old location and later she joined in the move to the new location. Survivors include two sons, Dave Warren and wife Peggy of Beatrice and Daniel Warren of Lincoln; one son-in-law, Lyle Harris of Beatrice; two grandsons, Chad Warren and wife Jennifer of Odell and their two sons (great-grandsons) Bryston and Zachary and Kirk Warren and special friend Katherine Brockman of Lincoln. She left behind many dear friends and a close friend, Gaynelle Ideus. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Martha Gerberding, her husband, Woodrow (Woody) Warren, who died on January 28, 1967, daughter, Judy E. Harris, who died on June 23, 2003, two sisters, Lydia Bodtke and husband Walter and Esther Bodtke and husband Ernie, one brother Martin Gerberding and wife Esther, two nieces, two nephews and other family and friends. Graveside services will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice with memorial services to follow at 2:00 P.M. at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. A memorial has been established to the St. John Lutheran Church or Good Samaritan Society of Beatrice. There will be no viewing. The body has been cremated. A guestbook for signatures will be available at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. Sunday with family meeting and greeting friends and relatives from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. 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=d2a9325494Obituary for Lane Eric KatzLane Eric Katz, son of Brent and Kathryn Katz of rural Dewitt was born at rest on Thursday morning, March 20, 2014 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Luke and Logan of the home; grandparents, Glen and Eileen Katz of Pickrell and Rod and Debi Stone of Thornton, CO. There will be no services. The body was cremated. A memorial has been established to the family. A guestbook for messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=2fa5324947Obituary for LaRue N. GoodheartLaRue N. Goodheart, 82, of Albuquerque, NM formerly of Beatrice died in Albuquerque on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was born to George and Johanna Carstens on November 3, 1931 at rural Adams and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1949. She was a 56 year resident of New Mexico, in Hobbs, Santa Fe and the past 30 years in Albuquerque. She worked as a State Workers Compensation Specialist for 38 years, retiring in 1997. She became active in the Retired Public Employees of New Mexico, served for ten years on the Board of Directors, eight of them as Secretary, West Side Chapter 21, serving almost ten years as President. She is a past member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice and a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hobbs and had been a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Santa Fe where she had served as church organist. Survivors include one sister, Ruth Lampe and husband George of Beatrice; one nephew, Daryl McCown and wife Lorraine of Estes Park, CO and one niece, Karen Baenziger and husband Steve of Lincoln; great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Johanna Huls Carstens, her step-parents, Fred Diekhoff and Esther Carstens; Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. A memorial has been established to the Animal Humane Society of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Closed casket visitation will be held from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. on Monday 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 in charge of arrangementshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a9dd325209Obituary for Raymond R. WieseRaymond R. Wiese, 88, of Beatrice died at the Beatrice Community Hospital on March 16, 2014. He was born on July 17, 1925 at Beatrice, was baptized at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of rural Beatrice and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell. He attended Sunny Slope Country School and Filley High School. He married Deloma Holz on February 19, 1950 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and they lived and farmed in the Filley area until moving to Beatrice in 1994. He was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and was currently a member of the American Lutheran Church of Filley where he had served on the church council and was a member of the Men’s Brotherhood. He enjoyed farming, traveling and antique tractors. Survivors include his wife, Deloma of Beatrice; four children; Lavona Waltke and husband Connley of Lincoln, Eugene Wiese and wife LaDonna of Adams, Duane Wiese and wife Becky of Filley and Sharon Milbourn and husband Michael of Lincoln; six grandchildren, Ryan Waltke and wife Heather, Kendra Waltke and fiancé David Plot, Dawn Beck and husband Tregan, Brandon Wiese and wife Kaitlin, Jeremy Wiese and Jennifer Howe and husband Daniel; four great-grandchildren, Caden, Adleigh and Elsie Beck and Lucille Howe; two sisters, Arlene Parde of Adams and Verna Parde of Arlington; two sisters-in-law, Eunice Wiese of Beatrice and Esther Wiese of Milbank, SD; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Tena Wolken Wiese; two brothers, Ernest Wiese and Mervin Wiese; three brothers-in-law, Leonard Parde, Kenneth Daubendiek and Dan Parde; one sister-in-law, Irene Wiese. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the St. Paul Lutheran School Gymnasium, 930 Prairie Lane, Beatrice with Pastor Doyle Karst officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. Friday at the school. The family will meet and greet family and friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Fox Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Virgil Harms and Henry Lenners in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice until 9:00 P.M. Thursday and at the school 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=cf67324676