Obituaries

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Edwin “Eddie” David Boman

Edwin “Eddie” David Boman, age 79 of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Eddie was born On September 15, 1939 to Edwin H. & Emma (Price) Boman in Sabetha, Kansas.

Growing up in Pawnee City, Nebraska, he graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1958. During his early years and throughout his life Eddie was a person that cared for animals. As a young boy he had a pet pigeon named Dodo that he cared for and trained from infancy that went everywhere with him. He even had him trained to walk to school with him on his shoulder and then fly home and “knew” when it was time school let out and would fly back to school then walk home with Eddie on his shoulder. Eddie also had a special bond with every cat or dog he ever met, they just seemed drawn to him.

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Kolt Daniel Byrd

Kolt Daniel Byrd passed away January 9, 2019, due to health complications. He was born Dec. 30, 2000 in Oklahoma City, OK, to Amber Lewis and Nathan Byrd. Kolt lived in Oklahoma City for the 1st five years of his life. After preschool he and his mother moved to Pawnee City, NE. In December of 2005 Kolt was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, something no one was prepared for. In 2009 Kolt welcomed a baby brother Kashton. He was then raised by Amber and her close friend Jason Ries. At the age of 9 Kolt received his first wheelchair, it was a push wheelchair and all the kids in his class wanted to push him in his chair. Kolt received his first electric wheelchair at the age of 11 and it was a new training course for everyone. Kolt spent every summer from the age of 5 to 17 at MDA summer camp. That was always the highlight of his summer. Although Kolt was hesitant every summer to go to camp, he was always happy to have went and meeting new friends.

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Luetta Esther (Kroemer) Binder

Luetta Esther (Kroemer) Binder, 88, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca, Kansas.

Luetta was born October 5, 1930 to Carl Jr. and Emilie (Rohlmeier) Kroemer at the family home place 6 ½ miles north of Seneca. She was the sixth of seven children. She went to school at Prairie Grove Schoolhouse until 8th grade. From there she worked and helped on the family farm.

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Naomi Grace Pope

Naomi Grace Pope, age 94, of Table Rock, Nebraska passed away quietly and peacefully on January 3, 2019 at Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Humboldt, Nebraska.

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Craig M. Weyers

Craig M. Weyers, 35 years of age, of Lewiston, NE passed away at the Beatrice Community Hospital on Friday afternoon, January 4, 2019. Craig was surrounded by his family and passed away from complications due to his longtime addiction. He was born on June 2, 1983 in Lincoln to Michael and Judy (Wehrbein) Weyers. Craig was a 2001 graduate of Lewiston High School. Craig and Ashley Ray were married on June 5, 2010. He had been employed at Roehr’s Machinery as an Irrigation Tech for 5 years before illness forced him to retire. Craig was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Filley; member of the United Rodeo Association where he won the 2002 URA Bull Riding championship and member of the IRA. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, fireworks, watching football and watching squirrels, Redneck Golfing, Summer time, and singing songs with his kids.

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David Byron Kent

Paso, Tx.; Wesley Gyhra and wife Laurie of Waverly, Ne; Mitchell Gyhra of Table Rock Ne; Anita Urio and husband Richard of Overland Park, Ks.; Elizabeth Glenn and husband Stephen of Riverton Ia.; Seth Kent of Pickering Mo.; Amanda Kay Cramer and husband Brandon of Firth, Ne; Ashley Lynn Christline and husband Cody Lawrence, Ks.; Kent Andrew Spencer and wife Monica of Copper Canyon, Tx.; and Julie Ann McCormick and husband Jerry of Anadarko, Ok.

David has 18 great grandchildren, which are: Brock , Blake , Arlington, and Alyxandra children of Alissa and Braden Hestermann; Brielle, Aleigha, and Emmery children of Wesley and Laurie Gyhra; Deborah, and Caroline Urio children of Anita and Richard Urio; Grace, Collin, Levi, Jane, and Charlie children of Ashley and Cody Christline; Reagan and Brynlee children of Amanda and Brandon Cramer; Taylor and Avery children of Kent and Monica Spencer. David is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Ferne Evelyn Cutshall

Our Father in Heaven opened His arms to receive Ferne Evelyn Cutshall on Sunday, December 30, 2018. She passed away at Colonial Acres, Humboldt, Nebraska at the age of 95 years, 5 months, and 6 days. Ferne was born on July 24, 1923 in Bern, Kansas, to Anton and Minnie (Gewecke) Rasmussen. Ferne graduated from Bern High School in 1941. Ferne married Glenn W. Cutshall November 29, 1941 in Papillon, Nebraska. They were married 57 years, before Glenn passed away on May 22, 1999. In 1952 Ferne accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. Ferne was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Pawnee City, Nebraska since 1953. She had a Good News Club in her home, taught Sunday school and helped with AWANA. Ferne was a devoted wife and wonderful caring Mother. She cherished her family and above all else she was a woman of strong Christian faith who loved the Lord. She loved to read her Bible every day. She enjoyed baking cinnamon rolls, angel food cakes, taking a walk, and gardening.

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Lawrence Lou Tegtmeier

Lawrence Lou Tegtmeier, youngest child of August and Emma Gottula Tegtmeier, passed away December 23, 2018 at the age of 95. Lawrence had three sisters and five brothers who all preceded him in death.

Lawrence was born April 17, 1923 on the family farm three miles south of Lewiston and was delivered by Lewiston’s Dr. Douglass. Lawrence started his education at District 25 and had the pleasure of riding to and from school in a Model T school bus. Lawrence’s favorite sports were baseball and basketball, which he played quite well. He continued his education at Lewiston High School, and graduated in 1940, the same year he lost his father. Lawrence was inducted into the Army on January 15, 1945 and was honorably discharged December 3, 1946. He served in WWII, and later was sent to the Philippines and Korea.

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Elmer “Pete” Gilbert

May 28, 1921 ~ December 18, 2018

Elmer Lyman Gilbert was born May 28, 1921 to Edgar and Mary (Aylor) Gilbert. He passed away on December 18, 2018 at his home in Pawnee City.

Pete, as he was known by everyone, was born on the home place north of Table Rock, and spent his early years there. He attended the Miller School District 49 for eight years and then went to high school in Table Rock, where he graduated in 1940.

Pete went to Frye Aircraft School in Omaha, and then went to Dayton, Ohio where he worked in a defense plant at Wright-Patterson Field in 1942.

Pete and Dorothy Fellers where married June 12, 1942 in Covington, Kentucky and lived near Dayton, Ohio for the first few months of their marriage. They came back to Nebraska and he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in November of 1942. He spent 3 years in the service during World War II.

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Peggy Sue Snyder

Peggy Sue (Showalter) Snyder was born June 26, 1939 to Ralph and Johnnie Belle (Veazey) Showalter at Maryville, Missouri.  She was raised in Missouri and was one of 15 children.  Peggy loved helping her mother with the younger siblings and also enjoyed helping with the cooking, laundry and ironing.  

Throughout her youth, Peggy loved reading and sewing as well as spending time with her family and friends.  She maintained these relationships throughout her life, always attending family functions, as well as keeping up with her girlfriends through cards, phone calls and Round Robin letters with her high school girl friends.   Peggy graduated from Union Star High School in 1957 and then attended college at Northwest Missouri State.  While in college, Peggy met Robert on a blind date.  They were married on July 24, 1960.  

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