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  • Monday, July 15, 2019 3:50 PM

    Donna L. Kruse, 81, of Fairbury, passed away July 14, 2019 at the Kavanaugh House in Des Moines, IA.  She was born March 13, 1938 in Fairbury. 

    She is survived by sons Joel (Lori) Kruse of Valparaiso, Ne., James (Gail) Kruse of Sunrise Beach, Mo. and daughter Dawn (Tom) Killion of Des Moines, IA and  three grandchildren Jennifer (Matt) Surface , Abby Kruse and Alex Kruse, 3 step grandchildren, Jill (Marty) Geschke, Ryan Diltz, Kelsi (Seth) Burney and 5 step great grandchildren, Carter and Connor Geschke, Breckin and Brooks Burney and Max Diltz. Brother Larry (Jane) Nider of Beatrice and sister-in-law Kathleen Nider of Lincoln.  Nieces, Nephews and a host of friends.

    Services will be Friday July 19, 2019 at 10:30 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Stuart Freese officiating. There will be a private family burial following the lunch. Memorials have been established to Grace Lutheran Church or AseraCare Hospice.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  www.gerdesmeyerfh.com


  • Friday, July 12, 2019 4:03 PM

    Bruce A. Junker, 78, of rural Fairbury, NE passed away July 10, 2019 in Fairbury.  He was born in Fairbury,  January 14, 1941 to William & Lucille (Griffith) Junker.

    Services will be Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at American Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary officiating.  The family will greet friends Sunday afternoon from 3 – 5 at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials go to the Family’s Choice.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  www.gerdesmeyerfh.com


  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 12:05 PM
    Jerome “Jerry” Dean Brown 79, of Apache Junction, AZ passed away June 23, 2019. He was born in Fairbury January 16, 1940 and grew up on a farm near Daykin.  A graveside service is being held August 4, at the Lowman Cemetery, Runnells, IA.  A Celebration of Life/Memorial Service will be held December 6 in Apache Junction, AZ.  Please use the following link for the full obituary. https://www.mountainviewfuneralhomeandcemetery.com/obituaries/jerome-jerry-dean-brown/

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 3:21 PM
    Virg Marshall, passed away on Friday, July 5.  There will be a Celebration of Life at Wymore Church of Christ on Wednesday, July 10th, at 1:00 p.m.  From 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service, there will time to visit with Virg's family at the church. 
    https://www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/.
     

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 12:12 PM
    Barbara J. Witt, 76, of Fairbury, passed away July 4, 2019.  She was born March 10, 1943 in Odell. 
    Survivors are children Kathy Arntt & fiancé Richard Helms of Odell, Susan & Mike Wasilewski of Omaha, Stacey & Dennis Criner of Endicott, Douglas & Joni Witt of Coon Rapids, MN, 6 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, brother Jim & Knetta Sand of Endicott.
    Cremation has taken place, there are no services scheduled at this time.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 10:38 AM
    Fern M. Snyder, 100, of Fairbury, passed away July 4, 2019 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.  Fern was born October 4, 1918 at Western, Nebraska.
    Fern is survived by her son, Glen Snyder & wife Diane of Los Gastos, CA and daughter Jane and husband Dean Pretzer of Diller, six Grandchildren & 12 Great-grandchildren.
    Services for Fern will be Friday, July 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Gerdes Meyer Funeral Home with burial in the Fairbury Cemetery.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral is in charge of arrangements.  www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:48 AM
    Cheryl Zweifel, 76, of Fairbury, passed away July 1, 2019 in Fairbury.  Services are pending with Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home.  www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:48 AM
    Mildred Dux, 93, of Fairbury, NE passed away July 2, 2019 at Gardenside LTC. She was born May 2, 1926 to Henry W. & Louis (Ensz) Jantzen near Harbine.  Services are pending with Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home.  www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

  • Monday, July 1, 2019 10:22 AM

    Janell (Jan) Jesse Gibson, 89 of Fairbury, passed away June 27, 2019 at Gardenside LTC.  She was born August 17, 1929 to Desco & Gertrude Mary (Smith) Brownawell in Beatrice, NE. 

    There are no services planned at this time. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.gerdesmeyerfh.com  




  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:26 AM
    Galen J. Schneider passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Lincoln. Galen was born May 12, 1945 to Mervin and Elzada (Rippe) Schneider in Tecumseh, NE. He married Karen (Torbeck) Schneider and resided in Fairbury. 
    Services will be Friday, June 14 at 11 am - Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury. The Family will greet friends Thursday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.  www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

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