Obituaries for Fox Funeral Home Nebraska Obituary for Verlene E. HohbeinVerlene E. Hohbein, 80, of Beatrice died at her home on Saturday, March 21, 2015. She was born on August 11, 1934 at Odell and was baptized at our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Odell. She was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Diller. She graduated from Diller High School and Peru State College. She taught school for 40 years in Gage and Jefferson County, retiring in 1994, and had lived in Beatrice since 1958. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice where she was involved in LWML, Social Club and Dorcas Society. She was also a member of NSEA, B.A.R.T.A. and several singles groups. Survivors include her brother, Roger Dailey and wife Janette of Colorado and Arizona; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Katherine Thieman Dailey. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Douglas D. Irmer officiating. Burial will be at the Odell Czech Cemetery of Odell. A family prayer service will be held at 9:45 A.M. at the church on Thursday. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 5:00 P.M. Tuesday until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday and at the church one hour preceding the service on Thursday. A memorial has been established to St. Paul’s Radio Broadcast Fund. 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=ab34359816Obituary for Dorothy Rose Ann Wallman OltmanDorothy Rose Ann Wallman Oltman, 83, of Pickrell, passed away on March 20, 2015. Dorothy was born February 24, 1932 to Wilke and Dena Parde Wallman at rural Adams. She was baptized on March 13,1932 by Pastor J.B. Reents and confirmed on March 30, 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church by Pastor John Hieronymus. Dorothy attended Olney school, Dist. 92 and graduated from Filley high school in 1949. Dorothy and Edward Oltman were united in marriage on November 19, 1950 at Zion Lutheran Church by Pastor John Hieronymus. They farmed in the Pickrell and Cortland areas until 1993. They moved into Pickrell in 1990. Present member of Christ Lutheran Church, member of Women of ELCW, long time Sunday school teacher, and was employed part-time at Martin Luther Home. Dorothy enjoyed her family, sewing, gardening and traveling. In later years she enjoyed sewing quilts and quilting. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Edward of Pickrell, six children, Linda (Dean) Young of Lincoln, Debra (Bob) Krueger of Omaha, Dianne (Bruce) Way of Imperial, Eugene (Carol) Oltman and James (Beth) Oltman of Cortland, and Laura Oltman of Angleton, Texas; two sisters Mildred Fossler of Beatrice, Phyllis (Ron) Lahm of Omaha, and brother Eldon (Lorene) Wallman of Beatrice; sister-in-laws Marie (Ervin) Buhr of Adams, Angeline Oltman and Eleanor Scheetz of Beatrice; fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Andrew Krueger. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell with Pastor Heather Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery of rural Pickrell. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Tuesday at the church. A memorial has been established to Alzheimer’s Association with Lyle and Leanna Jurgens 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 with the family meeting and greeting friends and relatives from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Tuesday. A guestbook for signatures and message of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=90c2359596Obituary for Dale Allen Kline SrDale Allen Kline, Sr., 68, of Beatrice died at the Beatrice Community Hospital on Friday March 20, 2015. He was born April 22, 1946 at Quincy, Illinois. He attended school in Quincy and then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two tours, one in Vietnam and one in Thailand. After his return he attended and graduated from John Woods College in Quincy with a degree in Psychology. He was a drug and alcohol counselor in Quincy before moving to Beatrice in 2003 where he worked at Mosaic as a Direct Support Associate. He married Marcia Parrott Block on December 31, 2005 in Beatrice. He enjoyed Husker football, Duke basketball and St. Louis Cardinal baseball. Survivors include his wife, Marcia of Beatrice; four sons, Rusty Kline of Tampa, Florida, Aaron Kline of O’Fallon, Missouri, Dale Kline Jr. and Darrell Kline both of Quincy, Illinois; one daughter, Faith Kline of Camp Point, Illinois; one step-daughter, Kathrine Leners and husband Tim of Fremont, Nebraska; one step-son, David Block and wife Beth of Overland Park, Kansas; nine step-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Kline of Los Angeles, California; one sister, Carol Coon of Quincy, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fay and Elaine Vorndam Kline and three brothers, Ronald, Gerald and Darrell Kline. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Pastor Dan Osborn officiating. Burial will be at the Blue Springs Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion. A memorial has been established to Mosaic. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 1:00 P.M. Wednesday until the time of the service on Friday. 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=e2b1359660Obituary for Steven MoslanderSteven A. (Big Moss) Moslander, 62, of Beatrice died in a Lincoln hospital on Friday, March 20, 2015. He was born March 28, 1952 at Beatrice, attended Pickrell Grade school and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1970. He then attended Fairbury Junior College on a basketball scholarship before transferring to the University of Nebraska where he graduated in 1976 with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. He worked at BSDC as a Direct Care Specialist and QMRP from 1976 until 1989. He married Marcia Rist in June of 1977 at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice. He worked at Mosaic from 1989 until 2014 as a training specialist and truly loved working with people with disabilities. He was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell, St. John Lutheran Church and Holy Cross Lutheran Church both of Beatrice and was currently attending the Beatrice Mennonite Church. He enjoyed his grandchildren, watching Husker and Beatrice athletics, animals, bird watching, especially pigeons and doves and had been a foster grandparent at Tri-County schools. Survivors include his wife, Marcia of Beatrice; step-father, John Hajek of Beatrice; two daughters, Jennifer Sandersfeld and life partner Marie Migliaccio of Beatrice and Megan Moslander and boyfriend, Joseph Kudera of Omaha; two sons, Gene Sandersfeld and wife Jackie of Alliance and Rob Sandersfeld and wife Peggy of Beatrice; four grandchildren, Hannah Sandersfeld, Cameron and Courtney Knepp and Matt Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Reese, Tregan and Julie Johnson and Ross Sandersfeld; three brothers, Billy Moslander and wife Charlotte of Beatrice, Dan Moslander and wife LaVonna and Brad Moslander and wife Kris all of Pickrell; sister-in-law, Shari Hagemeier and husband Jim of Sun Prairie, WI; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Moslander and Marie Lenners Moslander Hajek, grandparents Edward and Mayme Moslander and Oltman and Grace Lenners and parents-in-law, Dale and Jeanette Rist. Inurnment of the cremains will be at 9:30 A.M. on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Pleasantview Cemetery of rural Pickrell. A memorial service will follow on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor David deFreese and Pastor Myron Meyer officiating. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. Thursday in the chapel of the church. The family requests orange and black or red and white attire for the service. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. A guestbook for signatures will be available at Fox Funeral Home from 12:00 noon Tuesday until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday and then at the church one hour preceding the service on Thursday. The family will meet and greet relatives and friends Wednesday 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=3a99359684Obituary for Elda Marie SaathoffElda Marie Saathoff, 79, of Cortland died in a Lincoln hospital on Thursday, March 19, 2015. She was born on December 4, 1935 at Beatrice and was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Soap Creek) of rural DeWitt. She graduated from Beatrice High School in 1951 and worked at Dempsters Manufacturing. She married Alvin Saathoff on August 14, 1955 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of rural DeWitt and they lived and farmed near Cortland. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of rural DeWitt where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Break and Swing Square Dance Club. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and raising flowers. Survivors include her husband, Alvin of Cortland; two daughters, Marcia Saathoff of Arvada, CO and Diane Drummond and husband Terry of Plattsmouth; one son, Stephen Saathoff and wife Connie of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Danielle Drummond; three grandsons, Tyler and Brett Saathoff and Mathew Drummond; sister, Viola Henry of Daykin; two brothers-in-law, Marvin Saathoff and wife Wilma of Diller and Lorin Saathoff and wife Verna of Tulsa, OK; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Marie Pieper Pfingsten; one sister, Taleta Pfingsten; one brother-in-law, Wesley Henry. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, March 23, 2015 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Soap Creek) of rural DeWitt with Pastor Rick Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery of rural DeWitt. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. Monday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with the church elders in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 12:00 noon 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=f074359565Obituary for Richard E. BussRichard E. Buss, 72, of Sterling died in a Lincoln hospital on Thursday, March 19, 2015. He was born on November 12, 1942 at Beatrice and graduated from Lewiston Consolidated Schools in 1960. He served in Co. C, 2-134th Infantry of the Army National Guard of Beatrice. He married Ruth J. Jurgens on January 17, 1965 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and they lived several places until they settled southwest of Sterling in 1976. He was a self-employed contractor for 50 years and had recently retired. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and Harm Sangen Post #140 of the American Legion both of Sterling. He was also a member of 4-H, FFA and sang in a National Chorus in 1959. He enjoyed camping and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Sterling; three sons, Paul Buss and special friend Kelly Carpenter of Omaha, Scott Buss and wife Sandy of Sterling and Alan Buss and wife Melissa of Gothenburg; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Roberta Pageler and husband Virgil of Forsyth, MO and Marjorie Weichel and husband Glen of Beatrice; sister-in-law, Luella Buss of Pickrell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ricka Johnson Buss; two brothers, Erven Buss and wife Arlene and Marvin Buss; granddaughter, Madison Buss. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling with Pastor Steve Chellew officiating. Burial will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Pickrell. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Monday at the church. Memorials are to the family’s choice with Shannon and Erma Hazen in charge. Visitation will be held at the Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling from 2:00 P.M. Saturday until 8:00 P.M. Sunday with family meeting and greeting friends and relatives on Sunday from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Military graveside honors will be conducted by Harm Sangen Post #140 of the American Legion of Sterling. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence will be available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9e42359569Obituary for Linda K. LenersLinda K. Leners, 71, of Arvada, CO, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Colorado. She was born on February 11, 1944, in Beatrice and was raised on a farm near Virginia, NE. After graduating from high school she attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a major in elementary education. She taught at Kohl Elementary School in Broomfield, CO, for 36 years. In 1999, Linda was awarded the Impact Award for her creativity, passion and tenacity it takes to educate the future leaders of America. She was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wheat Ridge, CO, where she played in the bell choir, was active in the health cabinet and helped out wherever needed. She enjoyed traveling, and her friends and family. Survivors include her brother, Dennis Leners and wife Bonnie of Virginia; her sister, Joyce Cates of Stockton, CA; nephew, Rod Cates; niece, Tamara Morgali and husband Dave; great-nephews, Rodney Cates and Jake and Eli Morgali; great-great-nephew, Brayden Cates. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilke R. and Marie (Tholen) Leners and her brother, Robert Leland Leners. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Filley Cemetery with Chaplain Sharon Schuster officiating. Closed casket visitation will be held from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. Monday, March 23, at the Fox Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Filley Cemetery of Filley and Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wheat Ridge, CO, Community Bible Study and Samaritans Purse. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 21, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wheat Ridge, CO. 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=7fd6359457Obituary for Mildred I. Overbeck BlomeMildred I. Overbeck Blome, 96, was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. She was born on May 4, 1918 at Adams to George and Katie Day Delabar and baptized December 1, 1918. She grew up on a farm near Pickrell and attended elementary District #70 in Gage County. She attended high school in Pickrell and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1936. On August 27, 1940 she married Alvin Overbeck and they lived in Beatrice most of her married life. They were blessed with two children. Alvin passed away on November 17, 1973. She worked at BSDC for 16 ½ years as the housekeeping supervisor in the hospital. She married Erwin Blome on March 2, 1986 and was blessed with a loving step family. Erwin died on August 30, 1995. She was a former member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice and currently a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church of Beatrice. Her volunteer activities included the PTA, Food Pantry, Bargain Box and Blood Mobile. She enjoyed being with family and friends traveling, bowling and playing cards. Survivors include one son, Terry Overbeck and wife Vera of Firth; son-in-law, Robert Muehling of Surprise, AZ; two grandsons, Christopher Muehling and wife Ann of Wichita, KS and Dr. Jeffery Muehling of Bend, OR; three great-grandsons; three step-daughters, Joann Niemeier and husband LaVern, Arlene Meyer and husband Dale all of Beatrice and Judy Pohlmann and husband Gerald of Plymouth; seven step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mildred Delabar; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Alvin Overbeck; her second husband, Erwin Blome; her daughter Kathryn Muehling, who died January 1, 2015; one step-great-granddaughter, Lauren Niemeier; three sisters, Norma and Clayton Hesser, Clara and William Isley and Dorothy and Harve Podtburg; three brothers, Clifford and Anna Delabar, Dillard and Marie Delabar and Edward Delabar. Graveside services will be held at 1:45 P.M. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 2:15 P.M. in the fellowship room of the church. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Saturday at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 11668 W. State Hwy 4, Beatrice with Pastor Timothy W. Wagner officiating. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with the church elders in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 1:00 P.M. Thursday until 11:00 A.M. Saturday. The family will meet and greet friends and relatives at the Fox Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 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=e051358837Obituary for Arleen Louise Steiner HippenArleen Louise Steiner Hippen, 83, of Beatrice died at her home on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. She was born to Dorothea (Stake) and Leonard Steiner on October 8, 1931 at their home north of Burchard. She attended Tranquility Rural School through 8th grade, graduated from Lewiston High School in 1949 and then attended Lincoln School of Commerce. She married Clarence Hippen on January 25, 1953 at Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church of rural Steinauer. They farmed near Lewiston until they moved into Beatrice in 2006. Arleen drove the school bus at Lewiston for many years, and was a crop insurance adjustor until pulmonary fibrosis limited her physical activities. Over the years she enjoyed milking cows, raising cattle, attending county fairs, and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Beatrice and the American Legion Auxiliary in Virginia. Survivors include two sons, Dale Hippen and special friend Sheila Deardon of Tecumseh and John Hippen and wife Jackie of Lewiston; two daughters, Dorothy Heidemann and husband Les of Tecumseh and Mary Lenners and husband Stan of Filley; 11 grandchildren, Abby McLennan and husband Brian of Phoenix, AZ, Jesse Hippen and wife Misuzu of Fort Worth, TX, Amanda Lysaught and husband David of Aspen, CO., Becky Weakland and husband Erik of Nebraska City, Rachel Pickering and husband Brian of Crete, Bethany Berg and husband Landon of Fairbury, Brandon Scott and wife Cortney of Gretna, Brian Scott of Killeen, TX, Jamie Scott and fiancé Marcus Rist of Lincoln, Natalie Lenners of Dallas, TX and Blake Lenners of Lincoln; five great-grandchildren, Allie McLennan, Charlie and Sam Scott, Lucy Hippen and Colette Pickering; sister, Carolyn Borcher and husband Stanley of Sterling; brother, Leonard Steiner of Burchard; brother-in-law, Erwin Hippen and wife Pat of Topeka, KS, two sisters-in-law, Laura Mort and husband Kenneth of Pawnee City and Charlene Hippen of Lewiston; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Dorothea Stake Steiner; husband, Clarence who died in 2012; parents-in-law, George and Rebecca Hippen; two sisters-in-law, Irene who died in infancy and Arene Janssen and husband Henry; three brothers-in-law, Herman who died in infancy, Harvey and wife Irene Hippen, and Lorance Hippen. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor William Shaner officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 P.M. in the Lewiston Cemetery of Lewiston. A family prayer service will be held at 9:45 A.M. at the church on Saturday. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 12:00 Noon Thursday until 4:00 P.M. Friday. A memorial has been established to the Lewiston Cemetery Directory with Larry and Carol Riens in charge. The family will meet and greet friends and relatives from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 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=8902358783Obituary for Marie ThiesfeldMarie Thiesfeld, 100, went home to be with her Savior on March 9, 2015 peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born on August 8, 1914 and baptized August 28, 1914. She married Louis Thiesfeld at her parent’s farm home on December 6, 1936. She had been an active member of rural St. John Lutheran Church until its closure and was currently a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling and had been a member of the Ladies Aid in both churches. She invited her entire family to celebrate Christmas with a German feast every year until her 97th birthday. Family members always tried to find a seat at the table by the bowl of sweet rice or kaffee kuchen (coffee cake) as only she could bake it. Marie and Lou loved to take summer vacations enjoying the beauty and history of parks and landmarks around America. Until the end of her life, she was a Husker fan of women’s athletics and enjoyed watching them compete on TV whenever she could. Marie was known as a hard working farm wife until she and her husband retired in the town of Sterling in 1970. Her cellar shelves were always filled with many Mason jars of canned produce from her large garden and orchard. Her emphasis on her family was patterned on her own mother, Sophie Hovel Wusk whom Marie admired and spoke of often with love and respect. Survivors include one son, David Thiesfeld and wife Virginia of Sterling; one daughter, Carolyn Bartels and husband John of Beatrice; five grandchildren, Mark and Carrie Wusk and children, Calle and Kaity, Jeff and Patricia Haun and children, Carly and Trevor, Mike and Lisa Bliss and children, Jake and Zack, Brett and Julie Hiscock and children, Bart and Alex, Terrel and Angela Tetschner and children Emily and Grace; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Sophie Hovel Wusk; her husband Louis, who died in 1988; one grandson John Thiesfeld, who died in 2003; seven brothers and sisters, John, Adolph, Otto, Herman, Fred, Annie (Weyers) and Emma. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling with Pastor Steve Chellew officiating. Burial will be at the Sterling Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. at the church on Saturday. A memorial has been established to St. John Lutheran Church with Shannon and Erma Hazen in charge. The body will lie in state at the Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling from 10:00 A.M. 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. Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=6825358651