Obituaries

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Alberta Jean (Gerdes) Cander

July 9, 1945 ~ April 30, 2017

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Joyce C. Scott

August 31, 1931 ~ May 18, 2017

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Nina Marie Vrtiska

September 14, 1922 ~ May 8, 2017

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Jay W. Glynn

June 29, 1928 ~ May 13, 2017

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Alberta Jean Cander

Alberta Cander, 71, of Humboldt, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at her home in rural Humboldt, Nebraska. Born: July 9, 1945 in Humboldt, Nebraska Died: April 30, 2017 in rural Humboldt, Nebraska A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt, Nebraska with Pastor Dean Joy officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017, at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt, Nebraska. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Inurnment will be at the Humboldt Cemetery at a later date. Memorials contributions may be given to the United Methodist Church or Humboldt Fire Department. Online condolences may be sent to www.wherrymortuary.com. Wherry Mortuary-Humboldt, Nebraska (402) 862-2915.

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Charlene L. Fischer

Charlene L. Fischer, 71, of Lawton, Oklahoma, formerly of Pawnee City, Nebraska, passed away on May 9, 2017 at her home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City, Nebraska with Chris Rohrbaugh officiating. No visitation. A register book will be available for signing on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Pawnee City Cemetery.

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Elmer Menninga

December 6, 1928 ~ May 3, 2017

Elmer Menninga, 88 passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at his home in Summerfield, Kansas. He was born on December 6, 1928 at his parent’s home east of Bookwalter and later moved to a farmhouse south of Bookwalter.

Elmer spent his early years of school attending a country school in Bookwalter, finishing his schooling in Barneston, Nebraska.

Elmer married Sandra Colson on August 23, 1967 at the Lutheran Church in Summerfield, Kansas. Elmer and Sandra moved into their home in Summerfield where they spent their entire married life.

Elmer farmed with his nephew, George Weirs, in the Bookwalter area until 1983. He also drove a school bus for 48 years for Barneston, Summerfield and Axtell schools. Upon retiring, he continued working part time transporting residents for Twin Valley in Beattie, Kansas.

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Larry A Graham March 22, 1943 ~ April 25, 2017

Larry A. Graham, 74, of Cresson, PA, formerly of Pawnee City, NE, passed away April 25, 2017 at home. He was born March 22, 1943 in Pawnee City, NE, the son of Earl and Dorothy (Strong) Graham. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Larry retired from the CIA in 1994. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, sailing and golf. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Michael Graham. Larry is survived by wife, Lauren (Casale) Graham, Cresson, PA; children, Troy (Rita) Graham, MD; Sherri (Bill) Andre, VA; Christopher (Esther) Graham, VA; Jada Graham, at home; Ryan (Mandy) Fontanilla, VA; and Lindsay Fontanilla, at home; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; brother, Kenny (Susie) Graham, NE; sisterin- law, Twila Graham, NE; and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross. Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.

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Robert G. “Bob” Noll July 1, 1932 ~ April 29, 2017

Robert G. “Bob” Noll, 84 of Pawnee City peacefully passed into Eternal Life on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at The Pawnee County Hospital. He was born on July 1, 1932 in Seneca, Kansas to Robert Maurice and Jessie Marie (Hatfield) Noll. Bob graduated from Deming New Mexico High School (faithful class of 1951) and WNM University, Silver City, New Mexico. He retired from the US Army in 1983 and after moving to Pawnee City, he drove a school bus. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and first wife, Rosemarie. Bob is survived by his wife Rita, sons, Perry (Dale), Robert (Charlotte), Charlie (Sheila) all of Missouri, Mark (Anne) of California, many grand and great grandchildren, devoted family and friends. Bob requested no visitation and that his remains be donated to Creighton (Omaha) Anatomical School of Medicine. A celebration of Bob’s life and inurnment will be at a later date.

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Ruth P. Snook November 1, 1931 ~ April 22, 2017

Ruth Pauline (Harness) Snook was born November 1, 1931 in Humboldt, Nebraska. She was called by the Lord on April 22, 2017. On December 19, 1949, Ruth was married to Billy Lee Snook in Hiawatha, KS, a marriage that would last 32 years. They moved to the Table Rock area in 1951. Ruth worked at Campbell’s Soup in Tecumseh for 24 years before retiring in 1992. In her early years, she enjoyed working on the farm, bird and deer hunting, gardening, needlework, and canning. Ruth was also an avid bowler and Husker football fan. Ruth’s greatest passion was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Rosa Harness, husband, Billy Lee Snook, son, Timothy Lynn Snook, sisters, Eva Fry and Alice St. Pierre, brother, Edward Harness, and life partner, Arlie Phillips.

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