Obituaries

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Mark David Cameron

Mark David Cameron, 61, of Summerfield, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was born to James David and Jacqueline (Tiller) Cameron on March 24, 1959 in Pawnee City, NE. He graduated from Summerfield High School in 1977 and went on to attend Manhattan Technichal College for auto body repair and during that time worked at a performance shop. Over the years he worked for Thies Ag, trucked and was a mechanic for Brad Sejkora, Greg Gee, Tim Krogman, and Dallas Bowhay.

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02
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Donald Lee Burgess, Sr.

Donald Lee Burgess, Sr.

Donald Lee Burgess, Sr., 82 formerly of Table Rock, Nebraska, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Homestead Rehab Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born on August 26, 1937 to Orville and Ethel (Wolfe) Burgess in DeWitt, Nebraska.

He was born and raised in DeWitt through the 5th grade. His family then moved to Lincoln and attended and graduated from Lincoln High.

Don was in the U.S. Army from 1954-1959, than he was in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1962.

Don worked as a Load operator at Martin Marietta Aggregates, retiring in 2002.

He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #5289 and the American Legion in DuBois, Nebraska.

Donald enjoyed being with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, camping and being with his friends. Don enjoyed driving around with his favorite campion Babe and just driving around the country side doing some site seeing.

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02
Apr
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Carl Ross Smith

Carl Ross Smith

Carl Ross Smith, 85, of DuBois, Nebraska passed away at his home in DuBois on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 with family at his side. He was born September 14, 1934 at home in Strout, Illinois to Thurman Ross and Margaret Jane (Taylor) Smith. At the age of 5, his family moved from Strout to rural Pearl, Illinois where Carl graduated from Pearl High School in 1953. Carl was inducted into the U.S. Army May 21, 1957 where he served his country as a heavy equipment operator and was sent to Europe to rebuild after WW II. He was discharged from the Army as an E5 on April 30,1963. Carl married Vera Louise Franklin in 1962 and to this union two children, Kimberly Ann and Michael Ross Smith, were born. Carl and Louise later divorced in 1985 and Carl married Phyllis Elaine Andrews in October 1988. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, a great granddaughter Mackenzie Elizabeth Horton and step-granddaughter Kaeliauna RaeAnn Young.

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26
Mar
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Dorothy Mae Fritch

Dorothy Mae Fritch

Dorothy Mae (Hunzeker) Fritch, 87, formerly of rural Table Rock, Nebraska was born on December 1, 1932, in rural Table Rock, Nebraska to Benjamin and Josephine (Karas) Hunzeker. She was raised on the family farm near Table Rock and attended District #32 (The Rock School) country school. Dorothy then attended Humboldt High School in Humboldt where she graduated with the class of 1950. On October 23, 1954, Dorothy was united in marriage by Rev. Ward Merritt to Rudy Fritch, Jr. at the home of her parents. To this union three sons, Alan, Kenneth and Donald were born. The couple lived and raised their family on the Fritch farm southeast of Table Rock. Dorothy was a wonderful mother and wife that immersed herself in the daily activities of her boys and the farm. While living on the farm, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting, embroidery and was the “original” scrapbooker.

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26
Mar
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Marie J. Sunneberg

Marie J. Sunneberg

Marie J. Sunneberg, 90, of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Pawnee City Assisted Living facility. She was born on September 21, 1929 to Michael and Anna B. (Klein) Ullman at home.

Marie grew up on the family farm near Steinauer, Nebraska. She attended Saint Anthony’s Catholic School in Steinauer, then attended and graduated from Lewiston Public School in Lewiston, Nebraska.

On September 25, 1950, Marie married Gerald Sunneberg at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Beatrice, Nebraska. To this union three sons were born, Gary, Patrick and Mark. Marie’s faith was very impor

Marie’s faith was very important to her. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church at Summerfield, Kansas, and was active in the Altar Society for many years.

Marie was also a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary in Pawnee City for many years.

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26
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Jerry “Doc” Just, Jr.

Jerry “Doc” Just, Jr.

Dr. Jerry “Doc” Just, Jr. 80 of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Pawnee City. He was born on July 17, 1939 in Salina, Kansas, to Melville L. and Beatrice (Hanley) Just, Sr.

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11
Mar
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William “Bill Dean” Moser

William “Bill Dean” Moser

William Dean Moser was born at Beatrice, Nebraska, on March 8, 1954, to John William Moser and Irene Rose (Harms). Bill was the second born out of 4 children and the only boy. As a youngster, Bill moved to Long Beach, California, where he grew up until the age of 12 when the family moved back to southeast Nebraska. He attended grade school in Dubois, Nebraska and high school in Pawnee City, Nebraska. When Bill’s folks moved to the State Line Station he moved to Lincoln, NE for work in 1972. He was employed by Misle Chevrolet where he learned to be an auto body man which became his first love.

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05
Mar
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Richard “Dick” Pelton Farwell

 Richard “Dick” Pelton Farwell
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27
Feb
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Rudy “Junior” Eugene Fritch

Rudy “Junior” Eugene Fritch

Rudy “Junior” Eugene Fritch, Jr. was born on November 20, 1932, in rural Table Rock, Nebraska to Rudy Sr. and Esther (Boehmer) Fritch. He was raised on the family farm near Table Rock and attended District #32 (The Rock School) country school. Junior then attended Humboldt High School in Humboldt where he graduated with the class of 1950. On February 1, 1953, Junior entered active duty in the U.S Marine Corps where he served his country during the Korean Conflict.

On October 23, 1954, he was united in marriage by Rev. Ward Merritt to Dorothy Hunzeker at the home of her parents Ben and Josephine Hunzeker. To this union three sons, Alan, Kenneth and Donald were born. Junior was honorably discharged from active duty in the Marine Corps on January 31, 1955. He then returned home to Table Rock where he continued farming and raised his family. He was a rural mail carrier in the Table Rock area from 1980-2000.

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Feb
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Betty Bernice (Rossell) Tegtmeier

Betty Bernice (Rossell) Tegtmeier

Betty Bernice (Rossell) Tegtmeier, daughter of Clyde and Bessie Rossell, passed away February 15, 2020 at the age of

95. Betty was born November 19, 1924 at the family home in Rockford, Nebraska. She attended Rockford School from kindergarten through the tenth grade. She completed her education at Beatrice High School, graduating in 1942.

After graduation, she worked candling eggs at Swift’s in Beatrice. When her best friend, Fern Essex, decided to enroll at the Beatrice Beauty Academy, Betty decided she had candled her last egg, and also signed up for the nine-month program. Upon her graduation, she was hired at Guila’s Beauty Shop in Diller, Nebraska where she worked four years, then worked at Mary’s Beauty Shop in Beatrice for another two years.

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