Obituaries for Fox Funeral Home Nebraska Obituary 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 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=bab4344935Obituary for Gladys NortonGladys Norton, 91, of Beatrice, formerly of Filley, died Friday night, October 10, 2014 in Beatrice. She was born on September 10, 1923 at rural Filley and graduated from Filley High School in 1941. She worked at the Filley Bank as head cashier and vice-president for over 20 years, retiring in 1988. She married Robert Norton on May 8, 1975 in Filley. They moved to Flowing Springs in Beatrice in 2002. She was a former member of the Filley United Methodist Church where she had been active in the UMW. She was currently a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Beatrice. She was a breast cancer survivor and enjoyed quilting, baking pies, traveling, yard work and golfing. Survivors include one son, Randy Siefkes and wife Jan of Pasadena, CA; one daughter, Phyllis Steube and husband Loyal of Granby, CO; two step-sons, David Norton and wife Betty of Filley and Steve Norton and wife Pam of Beatrice; two step-daughters, Linda Lamb and husband James of Elkhorn and Marcia Busboom and husband John of Pickrell; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Audrey Bowers of Lincoln and Carol Carbone of Sheridan, WY; two nieces, Jolene Huls and husband Ervin of Beatrice and Glenna Heller and husband Paul of Clatonia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Bertha Bowers Hendricksen; her husband Robert Norton, who died on September 9, 2008; an infant daughter, Gail; three brothers, Orval, Donald and Gene Hendricksen; sister-in-law, Eileen Hendricksen; one nephew, Daniel Hendricksen and one niece, Harriet Fotinos. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Filley Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church of Beatrice with Rev. Dr. Charles Spence, III officiating. A memorial has been established to the Filley Cemetery and Susan G. Komen Foundation. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from noon Sunday until 11:00 A.M. Tuesday and not at the church. 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=c63b344812Obituary for Gaskey M. DentonGaskey M. Denton, 96, of Beatrice died at Beatrice Good Samaritan on Monday, October 6, 2014. She was born on June 6, 1918 at Pickrell and attended Logan Center Country School. She lived on a farm northwest of Filley before moving into Beatrice in 1941. She married Harry Denton on July 4, 1942 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell. She worked at Happy Hour Café and Busy B Café for 25 years and also worked part-time at the Elks Club, retiring in 1985. She was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church and currently a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice where she was a member of the quilting group and a Sunday School teacher. She was a Cub Scout Leader and enjoyed her flower gardens, garage sales, doing handy work and camping. Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Williams of Pickrell; three sons, Thomas Denton of Beatrice, Wayne Denton of Glenpool, OK and Dallas Denton and wife Karen of Beatrice; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert Denton and wife Phyllis of Las Vegas, NV; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harm and Emma Jurgens Ackerman; her husband Harry, who died on April 24, 1997; brother, John Ackerman; sister, Trientje Denton; son-in-law, Sherman Williams. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Chaplain Sharon Schuster officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the Good Samaritan Trinity Garden. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. Thursday until time of services on Saturday with the family meeting and greeting friends and relatives on Friday, October 10th from 6:00 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=0479344309Obituary for Gretl JantzenGretl Jantzen, 84, of Beatrice passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 in her home. She was born on March 15, 1930 at Neureut, Germany to Adolf and Luise Linder Ott. She attended school in Germany through the ninth grade. She was confirmed in the Reformed Evangelical Church on March 5, 1944. She lived through World War II and started working at age 15 to support her family. In 1949, she went to work for a family in Switzerland. Through a small German Mennonite community there, she made a decision to participate in a Vistor Exchange Program in the United States. She was assigned to work at the Mennonite Deaconess Hospital in Beatrice in September 1953. While working there she met Henry Jantzen and they were married on December 15, 1955 in Neureut, Germany. They returned to the Jantzen family farm in February 1956. She was baptized at First Mennonite Church May 28, 1956. Life was very different for this town girl on the farm but with her sister-in-law Emma’s help and Henry’s patience, she became a farm wife. The union was blessed with five children. They had a busy life on the dairy farm with travel, church and community activities over the years. Their wish to host participants in the Vistor Exchange Program became real in February 1978. They hosted 18 trainees over the next ten years. In 1993, they moved to Beatrice. She was a member of First Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday and Bible School, sang in the choir for many years and was a member of the Women’s Mission Society. She also volunteered at Burwood Books, the hospital gift shop, and was an active member of her exercise group. She enjoyed reading, quilting and writing letters. Survivors include four sons, Vern Jantzen and wife Dolores and Glen Jantzen and wife Linda all of Plymouth, Mark Jantzen and wife Alice of Newton, KS and and Eric Jantzen and wife Joelle of Overland Park, KS; a daughter, Sarah Peters and husband Tim of Silverton, OR; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Hans Ott and wife Renate of Karlsruhe, Germany; Bert Ott and wife Daffol of Carthage, MO and Adolph Ott and wife Margarete of Kevelar, Germany; one sister, Sieglinde Evensen and husband Rudolf of Sandefjord, Norway; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry, who died on November 29, 2003; two grandsons, Justin Jantzen and Luke Peters; one sister, Irma Zickwolf and her husband Fred. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the First Mennonite Church of rural Beatrice with Pastor Brett Klingenberg officiating. Private burial will be in the First Mennonite Cemetery of rural Beatrice prior to the memorial services. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. Friday, October 31, 2014 with family meeting and greeting friends and relatives from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday. A memorial has been established to the Mennonite Central Committee, Bethel College History Department and Gage County Habitat for Humanity with Letha Hamm and Laura Franz in charge. 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=767b344264Obituary for Mark J. JurgensMark J. Jurgens, 58, of rural Filley died at his home unexpectedly on Friday, October 3, 2014. He was born on June 23, 1956 at Beatrice, grew up in the Filley area and graduated from Filley High School in 1974. He farmed with his dad and also worked at the Filley Tavern. He married Burdette Schoen and they had one child, Sabrina. After their divorce, he was married to Deb Rathbun to which Tiffany was born and they were later divorced. He worked for Caspers Construction of Beatrice as a construction crew foreman and was then at Topps Mechanical at Tecumseh. At the time of his death, he was self-employed as a traveling contractor. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and had received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award. He took pride in all of his work. He loved hunting, fishing, Westerns, hanging out in the man shed entertaining anyone who stopped and all left with bellies full. He was a jokester and put a smile on everyone’s face. He especially loved spending time playing games with his daughters and granddaughter. Survivors include the love of his life, Tiffany Wright of Filley; two daughters, Sabrina Jurgens of Beatrice and Tiffany Jurgens of Lincoln; granddaughter, Nora Jurgens of Beatrice; brother, Alan (Jake) Jurgens and wife Tracy of Plymouth; sister, Julia Lenners and her husband Michael of Beatrice; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry M. Jurgens and Joan Parde Jurgens Witt and a step-father, Fred Witt. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell with Pastor Jerry Gilbreath officiating. Burial will be in the Zion 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 the family’s choice with Alan and Sheryl Wiese in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 12:00 noon Sunday until 9:00 P.M. Monday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Tuesday. The family requests casual dress especially camouflage. The family will meet and greet friends and family at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M 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 arrangement http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9573344135Obituary for LaVern RoschewskiLaVern F. Roschewski, 83, of Laughlin, NV, died Friday, October 3, 2014 in Lincoln. He was born on October 9, 1930 at Beatrice and baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice. He graduated from Beatrice High School in 1948 and then attended Doane College in Crete. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a Degree in Business Administration. He was a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honorary Scholastic Society. On August 23, 1953 he married Carol Leafgren in Beatrice. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. In 1956 he began working for First Federal Lincoln as an internal auditor, was the controller, treasurer, vice-president, president, chief operating operator and Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Federal Reserve Board at Kansas City. He married Judith Ann Zadina Hansen on December 29, 1999 in Lincoln. He was a member of the American Legion and Hillcrest Country Club. LaVern dedicated many years of financial experience to help First Federal Lincoln continue as a leader in the financial industry. Survivors include his wife, Judith Ann Hansen of Lincoln; daughter, Lynn Roschewski and son, Kevin Roschewski both of Lincoln; step-son, Jason Hansen and wife Marie Claude-Hansen of Colorado Springs, CO; three step-grandchildren, Janae, Mercedes and Tristan Hansen; sister, Darlene Meints of Fremont; niece Jan Roberts and husband Carl of Atkinson; great-nephew, Shawn Roberts . He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Louise Deeke Roschewski, his first wife, Carol, who died October 7, 1983, and step-son, Michael Hansen. Private funeral services will be held at the Fox Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Cremation will follow the service and inurnment of the cremains will be at a later date. A memorial has been established to Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion of Beatrice. 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=edf9344764Obituary for Jesse Lee (Corvus) TowneJesse Lee (Corvus) Towne, 33, of Beatrice died on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. He was born on May 9, 1981 in Omaha and at an early age moved with his family to Beatrice. He attended Beatrice Public Schools but received his high school diploma from SCC in 2006. He was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in 2008. He worked as a handy-man and doing roofing. He enjoyed music, video games, fishing, barbequing and crows. Survivors include four children, Adam, Victoria, Nina and Nathan; his mother, Shelia Arington of Beatrice; his father, Christopher Towne of Evanston, WY; two step-dads, John Arington and Steve Frye both of Beatrice; step-mother, Lori Cary of Beatrice; girlfriend, Amanda Abdunazarov of Beatrice; grandparents, Clyde and Dolores Towne of Evanston, WY; aunts and uncles, Don and Toni Fanning, Butch and Sandy Garrison and Linda and Tim Langdon; two step-sisters, Jennifer Volkmer and husband Brian and Stacey Hahn and husband Will; step-brother, Brian Cary; many extended loved ones and family. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jacob and Gentry Garrison; grandparents, Louis and Jaunita Garrison; uncle, Tony Garrison. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. The body has been cremated. Visitation will be Monday from 8:00 A.M. until service time. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available on line at www.forfuneralhome.net. A memorial has been established. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=6891344029