SSG Matthew Ryan Bauer

    SSG Matthew Ryan Bauer, 36, of Lincoln died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
    The family will be present for visitation from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 to greet friends and relatives at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street in Lincoln.  Matt’s memorial service will be at the same location, on Friday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m.  There will be an open luncheon from noon - 3 p.m, to honor Matt, at the VFW, Miller Long Post #3606 at 3340 West A Street in Lincoln.  Memorials suggested to the family for later designation.  Condolences may be left at

Melvin Dale Brunssen

    Melvin Dale Brunssen, 85, of Randolph, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Colonial Manor of Randolph.
    Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph. The Rev. Father Marc V. Lim of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Pierce and Deacon Doug Tunink will officiate. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11. from  3 to 8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Christian Wake Service at St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph; under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home in Randolph.

Alta Meyer

    Alta Meyer, age 91, of Wayne, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at the Wakefield Health Care Center.
    Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Wakefield. The Rev. William Bertrand will officiate. Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 9 from 5 to 7  p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne with family present. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery of rural Wakefield.
    Memorials may be directed to the Meyer family for later designation.
    Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.

Dorothy (Bilson) Thompson

    Dorothy Mae (Bilson) Thompson, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at home in Lincoln.
    Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at First-Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln. Memorials may be made to Wayne State College. Memories may be shared at
    Arrangements are with Roper and Sons of Lincoln.

Alice I. Jenkins

    Alice I. Jenkins, 96, of Norfolk, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at Heritage of Bel-Air Nursing Home in Norfolk.
    Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Rev. Brian Johnson officiating. Burial will be at the Bethany Presbyterian Cemetery,  rural Carroll. Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m., Wednesday at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with a 7 p.m. Eastern Star Service.
    Arrangements are with Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.

Donald L. Krueger

    Donald L. Krueger, 79, of Carroll, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at his home in Carroll.
    An Open House Celebration of Life Service will be held from 2 - 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Donald's residence, located at 205 Main Street in Carroll. Inurnment will be a private family service at a later date.
    Arrangements are with Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.

Jannene G. Reed

    Jannene G. Reed, 87, of Sierra Madre, Calif. died Dec. 17, 2016 at Huntington Memorial Hospital.
    Services are currently pending. There will be a private family burial in Sierra Madre and a celebration of her life in February.

Marguerite Dickey

    Marguerite  Dickey, 100, of Laurel, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016  at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.
    Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Rev. Jaime Farias will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2 at the United Methodist Church in Laurel with family present from 6 - 8  p.m. Burial will be in the Laurel Cemetery in Laurel.

Morris Backstrom

    Morris Backstrom, 86, of Wayne, died Dec. 11, 2016 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Omaha.
    Services with military rites will be held Friday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Jeanne Madsen  and Chaplain Deb Hammer will officiate. Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church with family present.
    Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne at a later date.
    Memorials may be directed to the Backstrom  family for later designation.


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