Obituaries

Patricia A. Lee

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Patricia Ann (Britt) Lee was born March 4, 1937, the sixth child and only daughter of Lewis Walter and Margaret Mae (Gyhra) Britt. She passed away August 20, 2020 in Pawnee City, Nebraska.

Todd A. Tegtmeier

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Todd A. Tegtmeier, of Burchard, Nebraska, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at his farmstead that he loved and purchased when he was 19 years old.

John C. Bernadt

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John C. Bernadt, 76, transitioned from this world on August 13, 2020. Born November 20, 1943 to Carl and Luella Bernadt in Pawnee City, he grew up in rural southeast Nebraska. John was married for 54 years to his devoted wife, Clara L. Bernadt. He retired from the BNSF in 1999 after 34 years of working in Lincoln, Minnesota, Wyoming, and Kansas.

Gary Dale Wiemers

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Gary Dale Wiemers, 61 of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at his home. He was born on February 7, 1959 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Dale and Virginia (Cookus) Wiemers.

Ronald Ray Hodges

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Ron was born November 2, 1945 in Pasadena, Texas to Melvin and Lora B. (Thurman) Hodges.

Edwin “Ed” Plager

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Edwin Arnold Plager, one of three children of Eli and Lydia (Borrenpohl) Plager, was born February 19, 1935 on the family farm in rural Nemaha County near Humboldt, Nebraska. He was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran (Long Branch) Church. Ed attended Greenfield School just up the road from his home and Johnson High School in Johnson, Nebraska.

Ronald Allen Korber

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Ronald Allen Korber, 74, of rural Bern, Kansas passed away July 28, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. Ronald was born on June 20, 1946 to Paul and Irene (Rohlmeier) Korber in Sabetha, Kansas. He grew up on the family farm four miles west of Bern and attended Bern Public Schools, graduating in 1964. Following high school, he started farming with his parents. Ronald was a lifelong farmer and rancher, and enjoyed keeping busy on the farm.

Doris Elizabeth Richardson

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Doris Elizabeth Richardson, 96, of Mesa, Arizona entered her heavenly home on July 21, 2020. She was born on a farm fourteen miles from Cumro, Nebraska on May 31, 1924 to immigrant parents--John Bowen Nicholas and Elizabeth Marie(Guhde) Nicholas. They both entered the U.S. through Ellis Island. John came in 1901 and Elizabeth in 1886. They met in Custer County and were married in 1908. Doris was the youngest of seven children: (Two died in infancy) Eleanor, Evan, Lloyd, Lewis and Doris.

Roger Melvin Tegtmeier

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Roger Melvin Tegtmeier, 73 of rural Burchard, Nebraska passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at his home. Roger was born on February 7, 1947 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Clarence and Doris (Searcey) Tegtmeier. He was the second of four following Clarice Jean and older brother to Ronald and Russell. He spent his childhood on the Tegtmeier family farm learning how to farm from his father. In junior high, Roger was introduced to his great passion of Coonhunting by some local hunters and continued this sport for the rest of his life.