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  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:59 PM
    Chauncey M. Aksamit, 83, of Bruning passed away on September 18.
    Born May 6, 1935, in Alexandria.
    Graveside Services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Alexandria Presbyterian Church P. O. Box 67, Alexandria, NE. 68303

  • Friday, September 14, 2018 1:58 PM
    Robert R. Freese, 83, of Fairbury passed away September 13, 2018 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury.  He was born December 8, 1934 to John and Adela Freese at Plymouth, NE. Services will be Monday, September 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Glenn Meyer officiating.  The family will greet friends Sunday afternoon from 3:00 – 5:00 at the funeral home.  Memorials will go to the family’s choice. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements www.gerdesmeyerfh.com  

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:52 AM
    Harold K. Lohn, 83 of Fairbury, passed away August 25, at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born May 25, 1935 to George & Bessie (Cain) Lohn in Fullerton, NE.
    Survivors are wife Marjorie of Fairbury, sister Marjorie Horner of Springdale, AR, nieces Janet Mix of Springdale, AR, Diana Jackson of Hebron, OH, brother-in-law Terry (Carolyn) Silvius of Wellsville, KS, nieces and nephews.
    Preceded in death by parents.
    A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, September 9, from 1:30 - 3:30 at the Fairbury VFW.  
    Memorials to Asera Care Hospice or VFW Post 3113.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. www.gerdesmeyer.com

  • Craig Schnase
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:51 AM
    Craig Schnase, 76, of Fairbury, passed away August 23,  at his home.  He was born February 12, 1942 in Hastings. He was a Vietnam veteran.
    Survivors are daughter Julie (Greg) Vogelpohl of Paso Robles, CA, step-daughter Deborah Kecskemethy of Austria, grandchildren Lynne Heil, Nicole Vogelpohl, Tristan Heil, Samantha Vogelpohl, Emma Vogelpohl, step-grandchildren Sophie and Geraldine Kecskemethy, step-grandson Theodor and great-grandson Canaan Souza.
    Cremation has taken place.  There will be a private family service at a later date.  www.gerdesmeyerfh.com

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:51 AM
    Gary Richard, 80, of Fairbury, passed away August 28, at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  He was born July 11, 1938 in Concordia, KS. 
    Services will be Wednesday, September 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Michaels’ Catholic Church with Father John Birkel officiating.  A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. 
    Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.  ww.gerdesmeyerfh.com

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 3:52 PM
    Richard L. Schoenrock 89 of Fairbury, passed away August 13,  at JCH&L in Fairbury. 
    He was born July 16, 1929 in Fairbury to Julius & Leva (Witt) Schoenrock. Survivors are son & daughter-in-law: Ray & Denise Schoenrock of Fairbury, daughter: Cynthia Demers of Rembrandt, IA., four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. 
    Cremation has taken place. A register book is available at the funeral home.
    Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday August 18, at Zion Countryside Church – Gladstone.
    Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018 3:57 PM
    Clarice A. Siemsen 82 of Fairbury, NE. passed away at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. She was born December 24, 1935 in Fairbury, NE. to Paul & Alice (Pavlicek) Goebel. Survivors are Son: Steve Siemsen of Fairbury, Daughters: Shari & Dwight Stelling of Des Moines, IA., Lisa & Tim Stallings of New Albany, OH., 2 Grandchildren: Jacob Stallings, Alicia Stallings, Brothers: Donald Goebel of Fairbury, Paul Goebel of Frederick, MD. Services will be at Grace Lutheran Church – Fairbury, with Pastor Glenn Meyer officiating. The family will greet friends Friday, August 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury. Burial at Grace Lutheran Cemetery – Gladstone, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements

  • Friday, August 3, 2018 4:01 PM
    Josehine (Lesher) Duggan, 96,  passed August 1st 2018 at her home in Murrieta CA.  For those who knew this kind and generous women, you are invited to join us to celebrate her life as she's laid to rest next to her parents Joseph E. Lesher and Flossa (Randall) Lesher at the Fairbury Cemetey, 56924 PWF Rd, Fairbury NE at 9:00 am Friday August 10th.

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:49 PM

    Phyllis M. Watson, 85, passed away August 2, 2018 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury.  She was born October 2, 1932 to Franklin & Mary (Knocke) Oberhelman in Fairbury.  

    She is survived by son Doug Watson of Fairbury, daughters Judy Watson-Ryan (Scott) of Omaha, Joyce Graves of Hastings, and Pam (Larry) Fisbeck of Oklahoma City, OK, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and sister Shirley (Bob) Janski of Lincoln.

    Preceded in death by her parents and sister Irene Beu.

    Cremation has taken place and there are no services at this time.  Gerdes-Meyer-Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:17 PM
    Richard Menke age 92, of Fairbury, formerly Beatrice,  passed away July 24, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln. Services are pending, with Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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