Obituaries for Fox Funeral Home Nebraska Obituary for Wallace AndrewWallace P. “Wally” Andrew, 62, of Filley, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, December 13, 2014 at a Lincoln hospital. He was born on January 20, 1952 at Beatrice. He graduated from Wymore High School in 1970 and then worked on the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. He married Dianna Miller on June 25, 1991 at Las Vegas, NV and worked as a welder at Hoover Group, J & J Wire, Husqvarna and Exmark. He enjoyed his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Dianna, of Filley; three step-sons, Todd Zimmerman, Brent Zimmerman and wife Tracy, Shawn Zimmerman and wife Tammy; four grandchildren, Derek, Craig, Brandon and Darian Zimmerman; two brothers, Dan Andrew and Gale Andrew and wife Deb; one sister Patti Novotny and husband Mike; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Alice Chab Andrew, parents-in-law, Edward and Esther Miller and sister-in-law, Barbara Lienemann. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell with Pastor Jerry Gilbreath officiating. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Pickrell. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Gary and Caroline Ideus in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday evening with the family meeting friends from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and then at the church one hour preceding the service on Wednesday. A register book 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=1ff6350491Obituary for Helen BuchananHelen A. Buchanan, 92, of Beatrice died at Homestead House in Beatrice Friday afternoon, December 12, 2014. She was born on October 16, 1922 at Virginia and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1940. She married James D. Buchanan on May 27, 1942 in Quartzite, Arizona. When James was deployed during WWII, she returned to Beatrice and worked for Sieck’s Paint and Decorating and the Beatrice Public Schools for 13 years, retiring in 1984. She was a life-member of the Holmesville Church of the Brethren and had been active in church activities. She enjoyed supporting her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their school and activities and going to the Ozarks with her family. She also enjoyed doing craftwork. Survivors include two daughters, Marcia Brox and husband Al of Shawnee, KS and Susan Safarik and husband Charles of Lincoln; one son, James D. Buchanan, II and wife Amy of Chandler, AZ; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty McColery of Athens, GA; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Ruth Overlees Dunn, her husband James D. Buchanan, who died on January 3, 2005; brother, Lee Dunn and his wife Velda. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Holmesville Church of the Brethren with John Snyder officiating. Private burial will be held prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Holmesville Church of the Brethren. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. Sunday until 8:30 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=8473350429Obituary for Rita V. LempkaRita V. Lempka, 89, of Sterling died at her home on Friday, December 5, 2014. She was born on August 9, 1925 at rural Steinauer, attended St. Anthony’s Grade School and graduated from Steinauer High School in 1943. She married Edmund G. Lempka on September 9, 1948 at Steinauer. She was a homemaker on the family farm all of her life. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of St. Mary, NE and was a member and past officer of the Altar Society and had been a CCD teacher. She enjoyed gardening, baking and jigsaw puzzles. Survivors include one son, Chris Lempka and wife Karen of St. Mary; three daughters, Karen Francis and husband Jim, Valerie Wittstruck and husband Ed and Rachel Lempka all of Lincoln; three grandchildren, Amy Agena, Katy Lempka and Bob Francis and wife Allison; one great-granddaughter, Nora Bean Francis; two sisters-in-law, Irene Pella and Mildred Pella both of Tecumseh and brother-in-law, August Olberding of Baileyville, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aldrich and Barbara Glynn Kalin; her husband Edmund, who died November 8, 2006; three sisters, Reva Olberding, Mary Goracke and Barb Gattermeyer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, December 8, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church of St. Mary, NE with Father Thomas Dunavan officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery of St. Mary. A Scriptural Rosary service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, December 7, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church of St. Mary. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. The body will lie in state at the Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling from 4:00 P.M. Saturday until 1:00 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. Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d3dc349834Obituary for Edith H. ThomsenEdith H. Thomsen, 89, of Beatrice, died on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Beatrice Good Samaritan Center. She was born on July 2, 1925, at rural Cortland and graduated from Cortland High School in 1942. She married Edwin H. Thomsen on October 24, 1959, in Lincoln. She worked at the Pentagon in the accounting department during WW II and then at the Gage County Treasurer’s Office for 35 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice where she was active in the Altar Guild, Dorcas Society and Eunice Circle. She volunteered at the Bargain Box for many years. She was a New York Yankee and Nebraska Husker fan. She enjoyed her flowers and playing cards. She won many spelling contests; winning the State in 1938. Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Pence and husband Merlyn of Wamego, KS and Becky Osborn and husband Vic of Anthony, KS; five grandchildren, Joel McCrea and wife Adalia, Jason Pence and wife Tiffany, Damian Mayes and wife Sheri, Amanda Speier and husband Jason and Ashlee Mayes; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Freitag of Arcadia, CA and Stella Hubbard of Beatrice; one brother, Kenneth Hale of Corpus Christi, TX; one sister-in-law, Janie Hale of Pella, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orval and Martha Root Hale; her husband Edwin who died on February 2, 2008; two brothers, Norris Hale and Richard Hale; two sisters, Mildred Heckathorn and Thelma Mitchell. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Douglas D. Irmer officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasantview Cemetery of Pickrell. A memorial has been established to St Paul’s Lutheran Church. 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=e2d4349581Obituary for Shirley ShepardShirley J. Shepard, 88 of Hebron, formerly of Beatrice, died Friday morning, November 28, 2014 at the Blue Valley Nursing Home in Hebron. She was born on January 17, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City in 1943 and worked at First National Bank of Kansas City. In 1944 she married George Shepard and they lived in Kansas City before moving to California where she worked for General Dynamics in San Diego. George was killed in a construction accident in 1964 and she moved back to Kansas City to be near her mother. In 1985 she moved to Beatrice to be closer to her son and his family and worked at the Martin Luther Home for 15 years. She attended Christ Community Church of Beatrice. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and reading. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Shepard and wife Joy of Nixa, MO, and Rick Shepard of Escondido, CA; daughter-in-law, Sharon Shepard of Jansen, NE; four grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Clara Pratt Uhlig, her husband, George, son, Dale, one brother, Lloyd and two sisters, Dorothy and Nadine. At her request, cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. 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=1c36349160Obituary for Marilyn M. SixelMarilyn M. Sixel, born Marilyn Mae Scheiding, 74, of Peoria, Arizona, died Friday morning, November 28, 2014 near her home in the Phoenix area. She was born on April 30, 1940 on a farm near De Witt, Nebraska. Marilyn graduated from high school in 1957 in De Witt at the age of 16 and met Larry, formerly of Beatrice, in that same year. Marilyn attended the Lincoln School of Commerce and worked for a time for the University of Nebraska until marrying Larry upon his return from the Air Force, on June 26, 1960. From 1961 to 1972 Marilyn and Larry had four sons and she worked in various secretarial jobs, including stints at KGMT radio and the city of Albert Lea, MN. During this decade Marilyn and Larry followed Larry’s railroad jobs from Nebraska to Kansas to Minnesota and Illinois before finally settling in Phoenix in 1975. For over twenty years she painted Native American-style pottery and produced beautiful kachina dolls, traveling most weekends to art shows in Arizona and California, setting up her wares inside her huge white teepee! She lived her final 39 years in the sun and out of the snow! Survivors include Marilyn’s granddaughter Briana Sixel of Newbury Park, CA, representing her eldest son Scott, who preceded her passing. Other survivors include; Kurt Sixel and wife Kristine of Seattle, WA and their daughter Kimberly and her son Jayson of Portland, OR, Mark Sixel and wife Kit and their children Lexis and Boone of Eugene, OR and Brett Sixel and his daughter Samantha of Phoenix, AZ. Marilyn is also survived by her sister Betty Schuller of Tampa, FL and Betty’s daughters, Dawnelle, Desa and Deleree. Funeral services will be held at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 with Pastor William Shaner officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. She will be laid to rest next to her parents. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M Tuesday. A memorial has been established. 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=203b349586Obituary for Lyndene Lou FoulkLyndene Lou Foulk, 80 of Greeley, CO, passed away at Life Care Center, on November 26, 2014. She was born April 17, 1934 in Beatrice, NE, to Donald Lock DDS and Mildred (Pothast) Lock. She married Arnold R. Foulk, Jr., MD, on August 6, 1955 in Beatrice, NE. Lyndene, better known to her family and friends as Lyndy, graduated from Beatrice High School in Beatrice, NE in 1952. She went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She was an elementary school teacher in the Omaha Public Schools and after moving to Greeley in 1963, she was a preschool teacher at Trinity Episcopal Church of Greeley. Lyndene was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greeley, a member of Chapter I- P.E.O. Sisterhood of Greeley, a 50 year member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and a member of Women’s Panhellenic Association of Greeley. Lyndene enjoyed gardening, reading and caring for her beloved West Highland Terrier, Lily. She is survived by her husband Arnold R. Foulk, Jr., M.D.; son, Douglas A. (Kristine) Foulk, M.D., Broomfield, CO; daughter, Jennifer A. (Kim) Nelson, Redmond, WA; grandchildren, Amanda (John) Crowley, San Diego, CA; Natalie Foulk, Denver, CO, Griffin Foulk, Lethbridge, Alberta, Alexander Nelson, Los Angeles, CA and Jordan Nelson, Boulder, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her sister Patricia Bryant and brother-in-law, Andrew Bryant. Interment will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, December 5, 2014 at Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, Nebraska with Rev. Dr. Charles Spence officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Weld County in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13 St., Greeley, CO, 80631. Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=7f87349592Obituary for Dawn N. (Nicki) PfannenstielDawn N. (Nicki) Pfannenstiel, 43, of Beatrice died in a Lincoln hospital on Monday, November 24, 2014. She was born on February 9, 1971 in Salina, KS, attended Central High School in Salina and later received her GED. She worked various places including as a nurse aide at Bethany Home in Lindsborg, KS, Russell’s Restaurant, the Red Carpet Inn, Taco John’s in Beatrice and Arbor Ink in Beatrice until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling, camping, swimming and art. Survivors include her daughter, Anika Pfannenstiel of Lincoln and her significant other Matthew Mocio of Beatrice; two sisters, Deann Harrison and husband Fred of Beatrice and Delores Kersey of Lincoln; one brother, Dirk Kersey of Seattle, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Mary Jo Sullivan Pfannenstiel; one sister, Denise Mercer and one brother, Derick Pfannenstiel. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 1, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Rev. David A. Bigley officiating. There will be no viewing. The body has been cremated. Inurnment of the cremains will be at a later date. 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=fb5e348992Obituary for Emmy M. "Emma" ThimmEmmy M. “Emma” Thimm, 90, of Lincoln formerly of Beatrice died at the Ambassador in Lincoln on Sunday, November 23, 2014. She was born to George and Anna (Rickers) Steinblock of rural Cortland on March 23, 1924. She was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell and the family lived in the Pickrell vicinity until 1936 when they moved to Ellis. They joined St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice where Emmy was confirmed. She attended Lincoln Center School and completed her education at Ellis High School. She worked in a nursing home for several years. On April 12, 1943, she was united in marriage to Waldemar Frank Thimm. They raised their family and farmed near Beatrice until 1988 when they moved into Beatrice. She was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her family and their activities and her hobbies included reading and flowers. Survivors include daughter, Marge Buettgenbach and husband Jack of Lincoln and their family Deb Otto and husband Alan and their children, Kyle and Kelli Otto; Vicki Todd and husband Peter and their children Gwen and Ben; daughter, Janice Ellison and husband Jim of Omaha and their family Jarrod Ellison and wife Kellie of Lincoln, Teresa Stowe and husband Ryan and their daughters Reese and Iyla of Omaha; daughter, Joyce Stack and husband Douglas of North Platte and their children Nate Stack of Lincoln and Kelsey Stack of Madison, MS; daughter, Kathy Scheele of Lincoln and her family Corey Scheele of Venice, CA, Jesse Scheele and wife Beth and their children Jackson and Lillie of Lincoln, Josh Scheele and wife Prem and their son Niko of Omaha; brother-in-law, Frank Thimm, Jr. and wife Sara of Beatrice; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Anna (Rickers) Steinblock; her husband Waldemar F. “Walt” Thimm; brother Carl Steinblock and wife Adela ; two infant brothers, four sisters, Etta Weigel and husband Joe, Ida Parde and husband Heye, Frieda Holtmeier and husband Edgar and Edna Epp and husband Alfred; sisters-in-law, Doris Wiens and husband Ernest, Esther Reimer and husband Frank and brother-in-law, Herbert Thimm and wife Edith. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. in the chapel of the church. A memorial has been established to The Voice of St. John with Willard and ValGean Wiese. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Wednesday. The family will meet and greet other relatives and friends at Fox Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 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=740f348796Obituary 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=4b26347926