Obituaries for Fox Funeral Home Nebraska Obituary for Dennis D. MeyerDennis D. Meyer, 61, of Beatrice died in a Lincoln hospital on Thursday, November 13, 2014. He was born on March 23, 1953 at Tecumseh and attended Sterling High School. He married Joan Harms on August 4, 1972 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and they lived in Beatrice. He owned and operated Meyer’s Construction building houses until 1984 and then Hy-Tec Satellite. He was licensed to sell and repair firearms, was a gunsmith and made gun stocks. He was also a mechanic and handyman who could fix most things including auto body work. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Beatrice. He was a ham radio operator and enjoyed electronics and computers, fishing, hunting, playing the guitar, motorcycles and college football. Survivors include his wife, Joan of Beatrice; three sons, Jason Meyer and wife Jennifer, Bret Meyer and Chad Meyer and wife Jessica all of Lincoln; one grandson, Rylan Meyer; one sister, Carol Krueger and husband Harlin of Filley; two brothers, Larry Meyer of Westminster CA and Daryl Meyer of Adams; mother-in-law, Virginia Harms of Beatrice; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank A. and Agnes Saathoff Meyer; one sister, Linda Meyer; father-in-law, Elmer Harms; nephew, Monte Krueger. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Bill Shaner officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 12:45 P.M. on Tuesday at the church. 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. 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=4b26347926Obituary for Arnold MeintsArnold Meints, 95, of rural Cortland died at the Beatrice Community Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. He was born on July 29, 1919 at rural Pickrell and attended Townsend School District #63. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church and confirmed at Christ Lutheran both of rural Pickrell. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945 with the 773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion and had been awarded a Purple Heart. He married Helen Blecha on October 7, 1950 at the Methodist Church in Pickrell and they lived and farmed in the Pickrell area. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell where he had served on the Church Council and had been the President and Secretary of Men’s Brotherhood. He was also a member of the Pickrell State Bank Board, Pickrell Co-op Board, Spobow Post #253 of the American Legion of Cortland, Geddes-Thober Post #1077 Veteran’s of Foreign Wars of Beatrice and had been a member and secretary of the Townsend School Board. He enjoyed playing cards and coaching baseball. Survivors include two daughters, Eva Lampe and husband Dave of Beatrice and Paula Weigel and husband Dennis of Adair, IA; one son, David Meints of Pickrell; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Clara Remmers of Beatrice; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Heye and Trientje Weber Meints; his wife Helen, who died on May 10, 2005; three brothers, Fred, Chris and Herman Meints; two sisters, Mamie Haecker and Grace Wallman. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell with Pastor Heather Brown and Pastor Chuck Bentjen officiating. Burial will be in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery of rural Pickrell. A family prayer service will be held at 9:15 A.M. on Saturday at the church. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion of Cortland. A memorial has been established to Christ Lutheran Church with Mike and Gera Remmers in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice until 9:00 P.M. Friday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Saturday. The family will meet and greet friends at Fox Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 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=075b347820Obituary for Rosie D. TaylorRosie D. Taylor, 66, of Beatrice died at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was born on March 28, 1948 in Santa Monica, CA. She worked as a waitress in California and moved to Beatrice in 1995. She enjoyed dancing, cooking, animals and being with her family. Survivors include three sons, John Taylor and fiancée Kelly Melton of York, Larry Alton Taylor, Jr. of Beatrice and Chris Taylor and wife Corrinna of Wymore; one daughter, Sheila Armagost and husband Bill of Hebron; 12 grandchildren, Brittany Roberts, Garrett Phillips, Larry Taylor, III, Amanda Taylor, Casandra Taylor, Shelby Taylor, Dillon Taylor, Presley Taylor, Izabelah Taylor, Knoah Taylor, Brandon Long and Thomas Phillips; many great-grandchildren; one brother, John Rudder of Arizona; one sister, Lucy Sockrider of Washington; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Stella Hart Rudder; daughter, Angela Marie Miller; brother, Eddie and sister, Louise Rudder. Joint memorial services for Rosie and Angela will be held at 11:00 A.M. on November 22, 2014 in Fairbury. Inurnment of the cremains will be at a later date. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolences is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c963347837Obituary for William J. "Bill" EhmenWilliam J. “Bill” Ehmen,78, of Sterling died unexpectedly at the Johnson County Hospital on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. He was born on April 5, 1936 at rural Sterling. He attended Saunders Creek Country School near Burr and then graduated from Sterling High School in 1954. He helped build grain bins for the government in his early years. He married Janice A. Johnson on April 1, 1956 at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling and they lived and farmed near Sterling and were the owners of Ehmen Trucking and Harvesting. He was a former member of Hope Lutheran Church of Burr and was currently a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling. He is a former member of the Sterling School Board and the St. John Lutheran Church Council. He enjoyed his grandchildren and going to their horse shows and ball games and had a private pilot’s license. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Hronek and husband Gary of Sterling and Betty Case and husband Russell of Douglas; two sons, Eddie Ehmen and wife Colleen of Sterling and Roger Ehmen and wife Laureen of Adams; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Brugman and husband Lucas, Ann Parrish, Allan Parrish, John Parrish, Evan Ehmen, Elizabeth Ehmen, Lyndsey Ehmen and Grant Ehmen; one brother, Merlin and wife Colleen of Fairmont; three sisters, Frieda Rathe of Tecumseh, Welma Voelk of Shawnee, KS, Joan Hestermann of Lincoln; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sena Flessner Ehmen; his wife Janice, who died on January 26, 2014; two brothers, Ernest and Dale Ehmen; four sisters, Matilda Truscott, Darline Ehmen, Arline Zimmerman and Esther Fritsch. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling with Pastor Steve Chellew officiating. Burial will be in the Sterling Cemetery of Sterling. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. at the church on Saturday. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Shannon and Erma Hazen in charge. The body will lie in state at the Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling from 4:00 P.M. Thursday until 8:00 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. Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d945347114Obituary for Colin S. HaysColin S. Hays, 22, of Lincoln passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. He was born on December 10, 1991 in Lincoln. He graduated valedictorian from Beatrice High School in 2010 and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Biological Sciences. He had been accepted into the UNMC College of Dentistry. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and watching sports. He especially enjoyed going to every game possible in which his beloved Nebraska Cornhusker football team played. He loved traveling throughout the country as well as abroad with his family and friends. Survivors include his mother, Karla Hays of Beatrice; father, Stephen Hays of Omaha; two sisters, Lauren Hays of Omaha and Emily Hays of Salt Lake City, UT; grandmother, Eldine Hays of Lincoln; many aunts, uncles, cousins and the rest of his family and friends. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Harold and Helen Neuhaus and grandfather, Richard Hays. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Rev. Dr. Jim Fruehling officiating. Cremation will follow the services with inurnment at a later date at Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:45 A.M. Saturday in the chapel of the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Paul and Alicia Garnett in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice 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 is in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b424347164Obituary for Beulah "Beep" Florine Sears JurgensBeulah “Beep” Florine Sears Jurgens, 78, of Beatrice died in a Lincoln hospital on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. She was born January 29, 1936, at Tryon, Oklahoma, to Garner Ines and Augusta Emelia (Hagedorn) Sears. She lived in the Atchison, Kansas area, before moving to Odell, Nebraska. She graduated from Odell High School in 1953 where she met Calvin Pyle to whom she was married on October 16, 1955. Calvin and Beulah lived in Odell until moving to Beatrice in the early 1960s, where they became members of Trinity Lutheran Church. In 1981, her husband, Calvin, died as the result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. After several years spent with family and friends, Beulah married Roger G. Jurgens on February 19, 1988, and began a new stage of her life. She and Roger enjoyed traveling and seeing all corners of the US, in their RV. She loved adventure, seeing new places and meeting new people. Beep was cherished by family and friends and will be greatly missed. At the time of her death, she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, where she was a member of Ruth Circle, had served on the Social Action Committee and was an interviewer for the Community Pantry. Beulah was active in several organizations, she served on the Beatrice Planning and Zoning Commission, was president of the Women's Division of the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Ambassadors of the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce, president of LaSertoma. Her business life was varied including several years as Society Editor of the Atchison (Kansas) Daily Globe, 15 years with the Beatrice Daily Sun as Woman's Editor; she owned and operated a book store in Beatrice for seven years; was research librarian at the Beatrice Public Library; worked with the Gage County Industrial Corporation and the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce during which time she was active in bringing the first industry to the Gage County Industrial Park; was Branch Office Administrator with Edward D. Jones & Co., and secretary for Dennis A. Winkle, Attorney at Law. She is survived by her husband, Roger G. Jurgens; one son, Michael Pyle and friend Judy Martin of North Richland Hills, TX; daughter, Susan Stine and husband, Stuart of Slidell, LA; five grandsons, David Pyle and wife, Alaina of Dallas, TX, Jonathan Pyle and wife Hayley of Lewisville, TX, Samuel Stine and wife Jennifer of Covington, LA, Trevor Stine of Denver, CO and Zachary Stine of Slidell, LA; one granddaughter, Rebekah Pyle of Dallas, TX; one great grandson, Alexander Pyle of Dallas; two step-daughters, Jeanie Workman of West Allis, WI and Bonnie Baete and husband, Chris of Beatrice; two step-sons, Jim Jurgens and wife, Diane of Beatrice and Bobby Jurgens and wife, Kelly of Mesa, AZ; eight step-grandchildren, Austin Workman and wife, Rachel of Burlington, WI, Brady Workman of West Allis, WI, Ashlea Woitzel and husband, Dan of Ashland, Justin Jurgens of Lincoln, Kirsten and Jayden Baete, and Raven Mann, all of Beatrice; one step great-granddaughter, Journey Keck of Beatrice; one brother, Walter Sears of Salina, KS; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harold and Delores Huls of Beatrice, Larry and Barbara Jurgens of Maricopa, AZ, and Richard Baehr and Paul and Cheryl Kimmerling of Beatrice; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Calvin. Celebration of Life services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 3, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the Community Food Pantry. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Monday in the chapel of the church. The family will meet and greet friends on Sunday from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 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. Saturday until 9:00 P.M. Sunday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Monday. 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=dc11346608Obituary for Dale E. StruebingDale E. Struebing, 88, of Hopkinton, IA died at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchaster, IA on October 29, 2014. He was born on December 7, 1925 at Rising City. He served in the United States Navy for 30 years. He married Birdene Rudder on October 21, 1955 in Lincoln. He was an avid Cubs fan. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Struebing of Hopkinton and Neil Struebing of Texas; one grandson, Cary Struebing and wife Jennifer; two great-grandchildren, Kaden and Juliana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ellen Wood Struebing and his wife Birdene, who died on December 30, 2009. At Dale’s request, there will be no services. Inurnment of the cremains will be in the Pleasantview Cemetery of Pickrell. 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=9506347582Obituary for Hilda ScheveHilda Scheve, 95, of Beatrice, died Saturday morning, October 25, 2014 at the Beatrice Community Hospital. She was born on February 11, 1919 at Brookfield, IL and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1936. She worked at the candy counter at Woolworth’s and J.M.McDonald’s in Beatrice. On February 1, 1942 she married William J. Scheve at First Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Beatrice. They lived and farmed west of Beatrice all their married life. She was a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church, was a member of Ladies Aid and a charter member of LWML. She served on the Red Cross Board and the Republican County Board, receiving the Outstanding Political Award in 1993. She also took care of the food department at the Gage County Fair and was a Braille worker. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Ring and husband Larry of Alliance and Susan Miller and husband Arden of Lodgepole; three sons, Bill Scheve and wife Jean of York, Richard Scheve and wife Mary of Beatrice and Lloyd Scheve and wife Jeanne of Blair; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Blettner of Indianapolis, IN and Dorothy Keller and husband Jim of Zionsville, IN; sister-in-law, Addie Scheve of Norfolk; brother-in-law, Don Herther of Vallonia, IN; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. F.W. and Anna (Cohrs) Falkenroth, her husband, William, who died on August 19, 2000, daughter-in-law, Sallie Scheve, two sisters, Esther Barker and Leona Herther, an infant sister, Anna, and two brothers, Martin and Rev. Fred Falkenroth. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at First Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Beatrice with Pastor Timothy W. Wagner officiating. Private burial will be at the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to First Trinity Lutheran Church and the BCH Hospice Program with the church elders in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. Monday until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday (not at the church on Wednesday.) The family will greet relatives and friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the 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=3d02346170Obituary for Ida Marie MumfordIda Marie Mumford, 92, of Beatrice died at her home on October 16, 2014. She was born February 26, 1922 at rural Roca, grew up on a farm in Gage County and graduated from Filley High School in 1939. She married Dean Mumford on September 16, 1940 in Yakima, Washington and they lived and farmed northeast of Beatrice from 1940 until 1942 and lived in the log cabin that is now located at Homestead National Monument. In 1942, they moved to a farm near Filley and in 1946 they moved back to the farm northeast of Beatrice and lived there until 1948 when they moved to Dean’s grandfather’s homestead northeast of Beatrice. They moved to Beatrice in 1954. They owned and operated the Big Blue Auction for 14 years, retiring in 1993. She was known for her angel food cake and enjoyed family get-togethers, Bingo, cards, bowling and fishing. Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Turner and special friend, Ron Howell of Virginia, NE, Judy Buhr and husband Gilbert and Cindy Essam all of Beatrice; eight grandchildren, Michelle Droege and husband Micheal, Todd Turner and special friend, Carla Mahloch, Shaun Turner, Galen Buhr, Rodney Buhr and wife Alicia, Karla Carstens and husband Scott, Deziree Ebbers and husband Dave and Shane Essam and fiancée April Kreft; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ella Dougherty Honnor; her husband Dean, who died September 16, 1997; brother, Arthur Honnor; sister, Fern Zielski; son-in-law, Bill Turner; grandson, Kent Turner, great-grandson, Tayten Buhr; granddaughter-in-law, Susie Buhr and sister-in-law, Kathryn Fitzgerald. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, October 20, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Rev. David A. Bigley officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the Gage County Agricultural Society. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. Saturday until time of services on Monday. The family will meet and greet friends and family on Sunday from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 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 in charge of arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=cb78345300Obituary for Agnes Lillian BrattAgnes Lillian Bratt, 100, of Beatrice died at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Center on Sunday, October 12, 2014. She was born February 8, 1914 at Ash Creek, SD and moved with her parents to Stella, NE. She attended school in Stella and Humboldt. She was married to Raymond H. Bratt on May 28, 1930 in Seneca KS and they lived in Humboldt before moving to Beatrice in 1943. She worked at the Beatrice State Developmental Center as a nurse aid and chef in the “Goodie Shop” for ten years. From 1989 to 1997, she was a foster-grandparent at BSDC. She is a member of First Christian Church (DOC) of Beatrice and enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, dancing and traveling. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Gibson and husband Gary of Beatrice and Kay Salts and husband William of Clay Center, KS; 29 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and 58 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ella Burt of Phoenix; two daughters-in-law, Barbara Bratt Kennedy and husband Duane of Texas and Shirley Bratt of Beatrice; special daughter, Vicki Philippi and husband Dan of Beatrice; several nieces and nephews, including Gerald (Terry) Terhune and wife Shirley of Beatrice. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest C. and Bertha Rogers Terhune; her husband Raymond, who died in 1972; two sons, Raymond and Ernest (Fred) Bratt; daughter, Dorothy Mize; four grandchildren, William Salts, Alan Parde, Greg Parde and Becky Parde; one great-granddaughter, Sara Bishop; four brothers, Melvin, Mark, Earl and Carl Terhune; sister, Laura Terhune. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Rolly Salts officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. Visitation will be held at Fox Funeral Home from 12:00 noon Wednesday until time of services on Friday. Memorials are suggested 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=bab4344935