Obituaries for Fox Funeral Home Nebraska Obituary for Ronald L. CorneliusRonald L. Cornelius, 78 of Pickrell, died at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Society on Friday evening January 23, 2015. He was born on December 25, 1936 at Pickrell and graduated from Filley High School in 1956. He served with the National Guard, Company C, 2-134 Infantry of Beatrice He married Adeline Schuster May 30, 1958 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and he farmed with his father-in-law and son, Mark in the Pickrell area all of his life. He was baptized at the Methodist Church of Pickrell and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and had served on the building committee. He enjoyed his family and grandchildren, trapping, hunting and fishing, gardening and canning and playing cards. Survivors include his wife, Adeline of Pickrell; three daughters, Annette Slaven and husband Steven of Crete, Joyce Jurgens and husband Robert of Beatrice and Donna Edmond of Lincoln; one son; Mark Cornelius and wife Cerice of Pickrell; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry Cornelius of Wymore; two sisters, Kay Novotny and husband Terry and Janice Warford all of Barneston; several nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Merlyn Erlich Cornelius and one daughter Diane Cornelius, who died on April 6, 2003; sister, Loma Cornelius; sister-in-law, Melba Cornelius; two brothers-in-law, Art Lempka and Howard Warford; parents-in-law, Harm and Elizabeth Schuster. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell with Pastor Jerry Gilbreath officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery of Pickrell. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home until 10:00 A.M. Tuesday and then at the church one hour preceding the services on Tuesday. The family will meet and greet friends and relatives from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. on Monday at Fox Funeral Home. A family prayer service will be held at 1:15 P.M. on Tuesday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. 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=c043354627Obituary for Inez I. WilletInez I. Willet, 86, of Beatrice died at Beatrice Community Hospital on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. She was born on July 21, 1928 at Wymore and graduated from Union Center High School. She is a former resident of Liberty before moving to Beatrice in 1948. She sold Avon products for ten years and also worked for Drs. Don and Elmer Penner as a nurses aide. She was a foster grandparent at the Wee Care Day Care for three years. Survivors include daughter, Diane Renois and husband Daniel of Porterville, CA; son, Michael Willet and wife Beth of Wymore; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Stevens of Beatrice and Neva Fisher and husband Duane of Union. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton and Alta Scott Craig; seven brothers, Ted, Walter, Leonard, Bill, Arthur, Vern and Dr. Roy Craig. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established to the Donate Life Nebraska. Closed casket visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. with the family meeting and greeting friends and relatives from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice. 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=030e354318Obituary for Rosina CarnesRosina Carnes, 94, of Beatrice died at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation on Monday, January 19, 2015. She was born on January 17, 1921 at rural Filley and grew up in the Pickrell vicinity. She attended the Townsend School, District #63. She married Emmett Carnes, Sr. on May 26, 1943 at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice. They moved to Beatrice in 1967 and she worked at Formfit for 13 years as a seamstress. She was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was baptized and Christ Lutheran Church where she was confirmed both of rural Pickrell. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice where she had been a member of the WELCA, a women’s circle and also helped with communion, was a greeter and a member of the altar committee. She was a volunteer at the Bargain Box and a past member of the Eagles and Legion Auxiliaries both of Beatrice. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and playing cards with the card group. Survivors include two daughters, Viola Koperski of Dannebrog and Linda Bartlett and husband Harold of Lincoln; two sons, Emmett (Jay) Carnes, Jr. and wife Brenda and Arlin Carnes all of Beatrice; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ekkie and Katherine Schoneweis Paben; step-father, William DeBuhr; husband Emmett Carnes, Sr., who died in 1978; one granddaughter, Susan Koperski; one great-granddaughter, Abbigayle Toland; son-in-law, Paul Koperski; three brothers, Raymond DeBuhr, Arnold DeBuhr and wife Goldie and Wilber DeBuhr and wife Vera; two sisters, Adeline Lucena and Lavina Carnes and husband Eldin; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Behrens and husband Urban. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 23, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial is established to the family’s choice. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. Wednesday until 9:00 P.M. Thursday and at the church one hour preceding the service on Friday with the family meeting and greeting on Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. at Fox Funeral Home. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. in the chapel of the church 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=caa3354055Obituary for Jason L. (Skinny J) MeisenhelderJason L. (Skinny J) Meisenhelder, 33, of Beatrice died Sunday, January 18, 2015 in a Lincoln hospital from injuries sustained in an accident. He was born on September 18, 1981 at Omaha. He graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 2000, attended UNL for a short time and then attended Southeast Community College in Beatrice and received his AA degree in mass media. He worked at several places including being the manager at Pizza Hut in Beatrice and York, bartending at the Salty Dog in Steele City and the End Zone Bar in Beatrice and had lived in Dallas where he worked with his uncle in pool maintenance and repair. He had radio experience in Lincoln with KFRX and worked as a DJ for Finch on the Run Entertainment also in Lincoln. He enjoyed his family, entertaining people, playing softball and pool and was an avid Husker fan and St. Louis Cardinal fan. Survivors include his mother, Jane Beavers and husband Jim of Beatrice; his father, Joseph Meisenhelder and wife Barb of Minneapolis; two brothers, Jay Beavers and wife Megan of Beatrice and James Beavers, Jr. of Goldsboro, NC; one sister, Jayma Stansberry and husband Deshon of Beatrice; step-brother, Luke Bowers and wife Amanda of Fort Polk, LA; four nephews, Beau and Jude Beavers, Max Stansberry and Logan Bowers; two nieces, Lillian and Makayla Bowers; grandfather, Dr. George Meisenhelder of Connorsville, IN; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church of Beatrice with Rev. Dr. Jimmy Shelbourn and Father Robert Barnhill officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral service and inurnment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family’s choice. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. Thursday and one hour preceding the service at the church 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=10ec354180Obituary for Idella L. MahlerIdella L. Mahler, 81, of Adams died at Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. She was born in Beatrice on April 1, 1933 and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell. She attended Olney Country School and Filley High School. She married Clifford D. Mahler on December 19, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and they lived and farmed near Adams. She was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and currently a member of the American Lutheran Church of Adams. She enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, flowers and her cow collection. Survivors include one son, Kent Mahler and wife Jennifer of Adams; one daughter, LuAnn Ball of Bennet; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Parde of Beatrice and Elaine Harms and husband Jerry of Adams; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reiner and Anna Wolken Parde; her husband, Clifford; her son, Keith and brother, Melvin Parde. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the American Lutheran Church of Adams with Pastor Nathan Metzger officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery of Adams. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. Saturday in the fellowship room of the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Adams from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday and 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday and at the church one hour preceding the 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=fd17353615Obituary for Verna M. (Genrich) McIntyreVerna M. (Genrich) McIntyre, 94, of Beatrice died at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation on Monday, January 12, 2015. She was born November 12, 1920 at rural Swanton and graduated from Swanton High School in 1938. She married John Genrich on October 23, 1941 at Trinity Lutheran Church in DeWitt and they farmed west of Pickrell until 1960 when they moved to Beatrice. After John’s death in 1985, she married Arnold McIntyre on January 28, 1990 at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice. She worked for many years at Formfit, BSDC and Martin Luther Home. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and had been a cook at the Eagles, Elks Club and VFW all of Beatrice. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice where she was the funeral luncheon chairman for many years. She enjoyed baking, cake decorating and traveling. Survivors include two daughters, Delores Eisenhauer and husband Lowell of Beatrice and Rosalie Higgins of Beatrice; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Clarence Rahe and wife Ruth of Beatrice; sister-in-law, Ruby Genrich of Beatrice; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Sophia Tonnies Rahe; her first husband John Genrich, who died on October 6, 1985; her second husband Arnold McIntyre, who died on November 5, 1999; one son-in-law, Leroy (Lee) Higgins; two brothers, Edwin and Ernest Rahe; three sisters, Louise Rahe, Leona Deke and Velma Mares; two brothers-in-law, Lee Genrich and wife Helen and Herman Genrich. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 16, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:45 A.M. Friday in the chapel of the church. A memorial has been established to St. John Lutheran Church and the Eagles Auxiliary with Sterling and Naomi Kohrs in charge. The family will meet and greet friends and relatives on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. at the Fox Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. Wednesday until 9:00 P.M. Thursday and at the church one hour preceding the service 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=8083353398Obituary for Rosalie KutaRosalie Kuta, 87, of Beatrice died at the Beatrice Community Hospital on Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was born on May 5, 1927 at Columbus. She moved to the Beatrice State Developmental Center in 1937, lived in Hebron for a short time and moved to Mosaic in 1977. She worked in the janitorial department at American Tool and the Sheltered Workshop and the kitchen at Mosaic. Her hobbies included embroidery, listening to Patsy Cline and watching Christmas movies. She was one of 14 children, five boys and nine girls. She was preceded in death by her parents, John J. and Catherine Kozak Kuta and her siblings. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Mosaic Chapel of Beatrice with Chaplain John Sipf officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Columbus at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday. Cremation has taken place and there will be no viewing. 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=9dbb353411Obituary for Robert L. KrackeRobert L. Kracke, 64, of Wilber was born on December 8, 1950 in Crete to Robert E. and Irene (Riens) Kracke. He passed away in Omaha on January 6, 2015 while awaiting a liver transplant. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Clatonia where he remained an active life-long member. He was united in marriage to Vergene Schlake at Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell on August 17, 1974. They resided on a farm east of Wilber which is located just down the road from where he grew up. Robert was always proud of the fact that he closed down 50% of the schools he attended. He started out attending a rural country school “Happy Hollow”, when that school closed, he attended Clatonia Schools which soon consolidated to form Wilber-Clatonia Schools. He received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from UNL where he was a member of the livestock judging team. He spent the majority of his life farming. He was well known for producing club lambs and always said, “If you know how many sheep you have, you don’t have enough.” He also raised cattle and hogs but later in life, got out of the livestock business and started substitute teaching during the winter months. No matter where he went, he would have students run up to him announcing that he was their favorite substitute. After his retirement from farming, he became a crop adjuster which was an occupation he did up until his death. He truly loved his job and the people he worked with whether it be the agents or the farmers. This line of work took him to many states throughout the Midwest and he developed many lasting friendships. Bob always took time to attend his children’s activities and later the activities of his grandchildren. Regardless of his health , he was always on the sidelines at ballgames or sitting in the bleachers at the fair watching the grandkids show their livestock. His family and the Lord were the two things he loved the most. It was his strong faith that helped him get through the hard times in life and he made sure his family knew that he would be a winner regardless if he got the transplant or not. He found comfort in knowing that death meant that he would find his home in heaven. Survivors include his wife, Vergene of Wilber; one daughter, Lana Musil and husband Daryl of Wilber; two sons, Eric Kracke and wife Annette of DeWitt and Shaun Kracke of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Jordan and Grant Musil and Trenton and Reegan Kracke; one sister, Jeanie Bergmeier and husband Rodney of Clatonia; one brother, Donald Kracke and wife Jayne of DeWitt; mother-in-law, Delores Schlake of Firth; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dennis Schlake and wife Sue of Cortland, Marcia Astleford and husband Brad of Dodge City, KS, Janice Jacobsen and husband Bill of Adams and Susan Jeffrey and husband Don of Omaha; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Vernon Schlake; special aunt and uncle, LaVerne and Emil “Tim” Essman. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Clatonia with Pastor Steven Kahrs officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Clatonia. A family prayer service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday in the basement of the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his memory for future designation. The family will meet and greet friends and relatives on Friday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M at the Fox Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 12:00 noon Thursday until 9:00 P.M. Friday and at the church one hour preceding the services 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=b875352780Obituary for Leona L IdeusLeona L. Ideus, 85, of Beatrice, died Sunday morning, January 4, 2015. She was born on February 1, 1929 at rural Filley and attended Sunny Slope Country School. On April 25, 1948, she married Willie Ideus. They lived and farmed east of Beatrice. In 1989 they moved into Beatrice and she cleaned houses for several years. She was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell where she was baptized, confirmed, a member of WELCA and tied quilts. She also was a member of the Sunshine Gals Extension Club. She enjoyed bowling, playing Canasta and dominos, and raising flowers, especially roses. Survivors include one daughter, June Hagemeier and husband DeVern of Pickrell; one son, Gerald Ideus and wife Denise of Beatrice; eight grandchildren, Aimee Barrett and husband Ty of Adams, Brian Hagemeier of Wilber, Angela Baker and husband Tanner of DeWitt, Paul Hagemeier and Heather of DeWitt, Rebecca Hagemeier of Beatrice, Jerod Ideus and wife Maradeth of Beatrice, Jaci Bratton and Rita of California and Cassie Boyer and husband Kurt of Texas; 10 great-grandchildren, Jasmine Unvert and husband Jake, Delani Lunsford, Bree Hagemeier, Kanin, Jurgen and Evelyn Baker, Garrett and Mason Ideus and Jack and Evelyn Boyer; two sisters, Emma Meints of Filley and Dorothy Parde and husband Ernest of Beatrice; two brothers-in-law, Wilfred Ideus and wife Eleanor and Edward Ideus and wife Karen all of Beatrice; four sisters-in-law, RoJane Wolken and husband Lester, Rosetta Swarthout, Roberta Corey and husband Jack and Rosann Corey and husband Jerald all of Beatrice; several nieces and nephews; best friend, Irene Schoen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edd and Katie Ehmen Schuster, her husband, Willie, who died on April 2, 1992 an infant brother and an infant sister, and three brothers-in-law, Albert Swarthout, Ernest Meints and George Ideus and wife Velma. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell with Pastor Jerry Gilbreath officiating. Burial will be at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. Thursday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Don Schuster and Arnold and Darlene Evers in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. Tuesday until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday and one hour preceding the service at the church on Thursday. The family will meet and greet relatives and friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A register book for signatures and messages of condolence in available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=afe6352426Obituary for Marilyn M Hagemeier Marilyn M. Hagemeier, 88, of Omaha, formerly of Plymouth and Beatrice, died Saturday January 3, 2015. She was born March 1, 1926 at Plymouth, baptized and confirmed at the Plymouth Church of Christ (now the Methodist Church) and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1943. After graduation she worked at Hesteds in Beatrice and Miller and Paine of Lincoln. She married Ray Hagemeier on February 17, 1946 at the Plymouth Church of Christ and they moved to several locations in Nebraska before finally settling in Beatrice in 1975. She was the head cook and kitchen manager for the VFW of Beatrice for 14 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of Peace United Methodist Church of Plymouth. She was the longest living charter member of American Legion Auxiliary (68 years) of Plymouth and a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Beatrice for over 50 years. She enjoyed dancing, bowling, golf and Husker football. Survivors include one daughter, Jean Barker and husband Darwin of Omaha; one son, Alan Hagemeier and wife Donita of Ord; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Erwin and Edna Pimper Nispel, husband Ray, who died November 10, 1980, one daughter, Kay Curtis and her husband Bill, and an infant great-grandson, Tyler Barker. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Rev. Karl Lent officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery of Plymouth. A memorial has been established to the Plymouth American Legion Auxiliary with the Fox Funeral Home in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 12:00 noon Monday until time of service on Wednesday. A guestbook for signatures of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1716352428