Obituaries for Fox Funeral Home Nebraska Obituary for Meta OttoMeta Otto, 97, of Beatrice formerly of Pickrell died at Homestead House in Beatrice on Friday, August 1, 2014. She was born on March 14, 1917 to Willm W. and Ricka (Menninga) Johnson at rural Filley where she grew up and attended the Wallman School. She was baptized into the Christian faith on April 1, 1917 by Pastor J.B. Reents and was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of Pickrell by Pastor Reents on April 9, 1933. On May 10, 1941, she married Herbert Otto at Christ Lutheran Church of Pickrell. To this union, three children were born; Linda, Rolland and Harlan. They lived and farmed in the Pickrell area until moving to the village of Pickrell in 1981. She was a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell. She taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir, was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Wednesday Quilters Group. She was also a member of the Thrifty Workers Extension Club. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and sewing for herself and the children. Survivors include two sons, Rolland Otto and wife Sue and Harlan “Butch” Otto and wife Carol all of Pickrell; son-in-law, Gerald Elzey and wife Dianne of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Clara Buss of Adams; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert who died on December 17, 1987; daughter, Linda Elzey who died on October 25, 2004; seven sisters, Marie Waltke, Ricka Buss, Elsie Janssen, Lena Waltke, Tena Parde, Emma Adkins and Louise Parde; one brother, Wm. C. Johnson; three great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell with Pastor Clint McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery. 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 Raymond and Anna Dorn in charge. 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=3b80338216Obituary for Elnore (Babe) Maxine RuemelinElnore (Babe) Maxine Ruemelin, 87, of Adams, died at Gold Crest Retirement Center on Saturday morning July 19, 2014. She was born August 23, 1926 at rural Adams to Ekke and Clara Mahler Behrens. She was baptized September 26, 1926 and confirmed June 16, 1940 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church west of Sterling. She attended Harnley Country School through the 8th grade, graduated from Adams High School in 1944 and then attended the University of Nebraska. She taught school for six years. She married Lloyd Ruemelin on September 23, 1949 at the American Lutheran Church of Adams. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church of Adams and belonged to the Parish Education Committee, Dorcas Circle and had taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the Junior Women’s Club, neighborhood Bible Study of Adams, Community Club and the Leisure Life Club. She had been a volunteer for Gold Crest Retirement Center for 25 years. She was also co-owner with her husband at Lloyd’s Feed and Seed for 24 years. Gardening, playing cards, and word puzzles were her favorite pastimes. She loved talking to anyone and was a friend to everyone. Survivors include her husband Lloyd of Adams; four daughters, Rita Fix and husband Calvin of Cortland, Charlene Marschman and husband Terry of Fairbury, Patricia Searcey and husband Max of Marysville, KS and LaVon Parde and husband Kevin of Geneva; eight grandchildren, Craig Fix and wife Kim, Mindy and Bret Marschman, Shannon Bussmann and husband Mike, Shane Searcey, Luke, Nate and Abbie Parde; four great-grandchildren, Braylon Marschman, Beau, Bailee and Bree Bussmann; one sister, Bernice Boeve of Tracy, CA; one brother, Arnold Behrens of Beatrice; four sisters-in-law, Maxine Behrens of Adams, Donna Acton of Beatrice, Ruth Allen of Moore, OK and Bonnie Ward of Land O’Lakes, FL; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Corey Fix; two sisters, Florence Splichal and Leona Hale; three brothers, Urban, Alvin and Roy Behrens. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the American Lutheran Church of Adams with Pastor Nathan Metzger officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday at the church. A memorial has been established to the American Lutheran Church and Gold Crest Retirement Center both of Adams with Eldon and Deb Ideus in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Sunday and at the Fox Funeral Home of Adams from 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday with the family meeting and greeting friends and family from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 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 Adams in charge of arrangements.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=2002337000Obituary for Linda Kay WhiteheadLinda Kay Whitehead, 69, of Fairbury formerly of Beatrice died in a Lincoln hospital on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was born on July 26, 1944 at Beatrice. She married Larry Whitehead on May 29, 1968 at Centenary United Methodist Church of Beatrice. She worked at Formfit and then BSDC as a Developmental Technician III until her retirement. After moving to Fairbury, she worked part-time at Home-Instead and FYI. She had attended and was baptized at the Church of Christ in Beatrice. After moving to Fairbury, she attended the Jansen Bible Church. She enjoyed flower gardens and was an animal lover especially her dogs. Survivors include her husband, Larry of Fairbury; daughter, Kim Reiber and husband Michael of Beatrice; three grandchildren, Brandon and Courtney Bristor of Magnolia, DE and Jamie Reiber of Beatrice; two brothers, Don McKibben and wife Donna of Lincoln and Dick McKibben and wife Loretta of Omaha; one sister, Beverly Saltzman and husband Virgil of Filley; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Blanche Lane McKibben; and son Kelly Whitehead, who died in 1978. Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice at 10:00 A.M. on Monday July 21, 2014. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 12:00 Saturday until 9:00 P.M. Sunday and not at the cemetery. 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=be4d336845Obituary for Natalie J. BestNatalie J. Best, 74, of Wymore, died Monday, July 14, 2014 at Wymore Good Samaritan Center. She was born on April 6, 1940 and attended school in Liberty. On April 6, 1957, she married Richard D. Best in Kearney. She had been a member of Eagles Aerie #3909 Auxiliary of Crete and had served as Madame President from 1987 to 1988. She enjoyed bowling, cooking, sewing, gardening, camping and gambling. Survivors include two daughters, Tami Kaye Highstreet and husband Jeff of Lincoln and Jamie Fuller and husband Mark of Beatrice; four granddaughters, Heather Phillips of Lincoln, Cassie Walters and fiancé Jay Van Osdel of Mississippi, Jill Fuller and special friend Joe Vraspir of Beatrice and Meagan Johnson and husband Andrew of West Point; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Henry Best, Fred Best Jr. and wife Barbara and Russell Best and wife Lisa.; one sister-in-law, Opal Mae Ostrom; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gaylord and Ruby Warren Goin; her husband Richard, who died November 22, 2013; daughter Terri Ann Best, who died in 1978; two brothers, Glenn and Gordon Goin; four sisters, Virginia Witkoph, Betty Reed, Phyllis Habrich and Paulette Van Pelt. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the First Christian Church of Liberty with Gail Portenier officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery of Liberty. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Thursday at the church. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 12:00 Noon Tuesday until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday with the family meeting and greeting friends and relatives on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. at Fox Funeral Home. 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=1e94336515Obituary for Viola E. "Olie" TegtmeierViola E.”Olie” Tegtmeier, 88, of Beatrice died Monday, July 14, 2014. She was born on March 31, 1926 near Ellis and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Harbine. She attended Ellis School. She married Norman Tegtmeier on June 16, 1957 at Zion Lutheran Church of Harbine. They lived in Plymouth and then moved to Beatrice where they have lived for over 50 years. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and later cooked and made pies at the Beatrice 77 Livestock. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Beatrice, Dorcas Society, LWML and had served as the dressing chairman for the Turkey Supper for many years. She enjoyed sewing, square dancing, gardening, fishing and word puzzles. Survivors include her husband, Norman of Beatrice; two sons, Howard Tegtmeier and wife Alison and Steve Tegtmeier and wife Bobbi all of Lincoln; one daughter, Maxine Ervin and husband Eric of Blue Springs, MO; four grandchildren, Marcus Tegtmeier, Kaylene Callicoatt and husband Michael, Derek and Dylan Tegtmeier; one great-grandson, Oliver; one brother, Deverne Malchow of Pickrell; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Marie Krause Malchow; three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday morning, July 18, 2014 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Douglas D. Irmer officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Friday 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. Wednesday until 9:00 P.M Thursday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Friday. The family will meet and greet friends and relatives on Thursday at Fox Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 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 arrangementshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c734336556Obituary for Ronald E. HausmanRonald E. Hausman, 57, of Pickrell died in a Lincoln hospital on Sunday, July 13, 2014. He was born on November 2, 1956 at Beatrice and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1975. He worked at Beatrice Super Market and Gibsons and when his parents purchased the Pickrell Locker, he worked with them. He purchased the Locker in 1999. He married Pam Valentine on April 30, 1976 at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice. He served on the Pickrell Volunteer Fire and Rescue for over 30 years and had been the chief for 15 years. He had also been a member of the Pickrell Town Board for over 30 years. He is a former member of St. John Lutheran Church of Beatrice where he was baptized and confirmed. He was currently a member of the Pickrell United Methodist Church. He loved his family and socializing with his close friends during his daily deliveries. He also liked to cook, cater, coach his grandson, Drew’s baseball team, hunting, Husker football and especially helping other people in the Pickrell community. Survivors include his wife, Pam of Pickrell; two daughters, Jennifer Miller and special friend Dan Bohlmeyer and Amy Hausman all of Pickrell; one son, Adam Hausman and wife Amanda of Beatrice; special other daughter, Crystal Harris of Omaha; six grandchildren, Drew, Bryce and Elodie Hausman, Alexis Miller, Kaylah Jackson and Chase Woltemath; two sisters, Sherri Carnes and husband Bob and Teresa Hausman all of Beatrice; one brother, Terry Hausman and wife Gayla of Beatrice; one brother-in-law, Paul Valentine and special friend Diane Borgman both of Beatrice; parents-in-law, Ralph and Lyla Valentine of Beatrice; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Martha Neal Hausman. Funeral services will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church of Beatrice at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 17, 2014 with Rev. Lila Bottolfsen officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasantview Cemetery of Pickrell. A family prayer service will be held at 9:30 A.M. Thursday at the church. A memorial has been established with Dana and Kim Pittman in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from noon Tuesday until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Thursday. 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=3525336507Obituary for William P. "Bill" AmentWilliam P. “Bill” Ament, 65, of Beatrice died on Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was born on August 12, 1948 at Beatrice, attended St. Joseph’s grade and high school where he graduated in 1966. He then attended Fairbury Jr. College, John J. Pershing College and Peru State College where he excelled in his business administration courses. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1969 and served in the infantry during combat in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1971 with the rank of Sergeant. He married Linda Munstermann in 1972 and they had one daughter. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He was a past member of Beatrice Optimist Club and the church men’s club. He worked at Store Kraft Manufacturing for 28 years. In 1999, he went to work for Ratigan-Schottler as plant superintendent. He enjoyed working with woods and matching stains, creating items for his grandchildren and made sleds and a rocking horse. In his spare time, he loved to attend the many events of his grandchildren. Bill loved to watch the creative movements and dances of his granddaughter Addy and was a strong supporter of Tucker at all of his sporting events. He was an avid reader, gardener, loved collecting antiques and had a love for horses which he shared with his brother. He was a master story teller. Survivors include his wife, Linda of Beatrice; daughter, Missy Timmerman and husband Ryan of Beatrice; two grandchildren, Addy and Tucker Timmerman; four brothers, James Ament and wife Ann of Bloomington, IL, Bob Ament and wife Rowena of Nixa, MO, Tom Ament and wife Marcella of Burr and Mike Ament of Denton; three sisters, Judi Knowles and husband Phil and Patty Ramsey and husband Mike all of Beatrice and Mary Jo Trebold of Omaha; two brothers-in-law, Roland Munstermann and wife Carol of Omaha and Eugene Munstermann and wife Peg of Villisca, IA; sister-in-law, Bonnie Riekenberg and husband Kevin of Beatrice; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Iola Wilkinson Ament and his parents-in-law, Edwin and Margaret Munstermann. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, July 14, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Beatrice with Father Thomas McGuire, Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery of Beatrice. A Scriptural Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from noon Saturday until 9:00 P.M. Sunday and not at the church on Monday. Military honors will be conducted by the Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to Veterans Memorial Park. 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=c642336282Obituary for Jennie M. RasmussenJennie M. Rasmussen, 83, of Hebron formerly of Beatrice died at Hebron Health Services in Hebron on Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014. She was born on June 25, 1931 at Omaha and lived at Beatrice State Developmental Center in Beatrice for many years before moving to Blue Valley Care Home in Hebron in 2007. Survivors include two sisters, Nancy Robertson of Spokane Valley, WA and Susanne Clark of Chatsworth CA; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christian Rasmussen and Jennie Rosewaren Rasmussen Taube. Graveside services will be held at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park in Omaha on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Jack Magness officiating. There will be no public 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=0d82336122Obituary for Larry E. CoudeyrasLarry E. Coudeyras, 66, of Lincoln formerly of Beatrice died at the Lancaster Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was born on September 12, 1947 in Beatrice, graduated from St. Joseph High School in Beatrice and then served in the Navy on the USS McKenzie during the Vietnam Conflict from 1967 to 1971. He received a certificate in Building Construction from Southeast Community College. He married Lorna Ketelsen on October 9, 1976 in Beatrice. He was a forger for Peterson and American Tool in DeWitt. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Aerie #531, of the Fraternal Order of Eagles both of Beatrice. He enjoyed bowling and fishing. Survivors include two daughters, Barbie Vizner and husband Joe of Lincoln and Christy Coudeyras of DeWitt; three grandchildren, Michael, Immagen and Hannah Vizner; former spouse, Lorna Coudeyras of Beatrice; three brothers, Bill Coudeyras and Francis Coudeyras both of Beatrice and Gary Coudeyras and wife Diane of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Agatha Ullman Coudeyras. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Beatrice with Father Robert Barnhill, Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. Military graveside honors will be conducted by Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion of Beatrice. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice until 9:00 P.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 in charge of arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=cece335896Obituary for Baikularb Tha KhamBaikularb Tha Kham, 60, of Beatrice died at the Beatrice Community Hospital on Sunday, July 6, 2014. She was born in Thailand on January 4, 1954 and graduated from High School. She married Phane Tha Kham in November of 1990 in Los Angeles. They moved from L.A. to Fremont in 1997 and lived in Albert Lea, MN until moving to Beatrice in 2001. She worked at NEAPCO on the production line until her retirement in 2008. She attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. Survivors include her husband, Phane Tha Kham; two daughters, Kanjana Pintobtang and Watchara Phommavong and husband Thao all of Nebraska City; son, James Tha Kham of Beatrice; one grandson, Mason Phommavong; one sister, Tulian Wapinanone of Thailand. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Brother Robert McLellan officiating. There will be no viewing. The body has been cremated. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence will be available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangementshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=fa6e335687