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n Bruce A. Batterman


Bruce A. Batterman, 49, Lincoln, died Sunday (4/18/04).

Services:11 a.m. today, Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th St. No viewing. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to the children's education fund. Butherus, Maser &Love Funeral Home, 4040 ASt. q

n Robert J. Cottingham


Robert J. Cottingham, 75,Lincoln, died Tuesday (4/20/04) of cancer. Born, GrandIsland (5/30/28), to Ray and Inga (Loe) Cottingham. Retired claims superintendent, State Farm Insurance Co. Army veteran, Korean War. Graduate, University of Nebraska College of Business Administration. UNLtrack and field official. Member: American Legion Post 3; Sesostris Shrine; Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Survivors: wife, Gloria J.; son, daughter-in-law, Tim and Patty, Lincoln; daughters, son-in-law, Diane Cottingham, Jean and Casey Conrad, all Lincoln; grandsons, Ian, Nolan and Joe Cottingham, all Lincoln; granddaughter, Emily Cottingham, Yanti, China. Preceded in death by: parents; sister, Ruth.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 6100 A St. The Rev. Jane Heenan. Private interment: Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St. Memorials in lieu of flowers: Salvation Army emergency fund; Capital Humane Society. q

n Marcia Elaine Doehling


Marcia Elaine Doehling, 46, Lincoln, died 4/14/04 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Born near Burr. Graduate, University of Nebraska. Worked in advertising and layout, Lincoln Journal Star, 1978-87. Taught piano to children. Employee, Dietz Music Co. Church organist.

Survivors: husband, Merle; parents, Clarence and Irene Dierking, Grand Island; brother, Maurice Spangler, Park Rapids, Minn.; nieces; nephews.

Celebration of life service will be held at future date. Cremation. Memorials to family.

n Jasmine Dogic


Jasmine Dogic, 23, Lincoln, died Sunday (4/18/04). Born, Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St.Mary's Catholic Church, 14th and K streets. Visitation: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today, Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home, 5200 R St. q

n Doris M. Folden


Doris M. Folden, 73, Lincoln, died Sunday (4/18/04).

Funeral Mass: 2 p.m. today, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 14th and K streets. Memorials to charity of choice. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. q

n Dodie Louise Gruntorad


Dodie Louise Gruntorad, 61, Lincoln, died peacefully at her home Sunday (4/18/04).

Memorial services:11 a.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Cremation; no viewing or visitation. Memorials in lieu of flowers, care of family, to be given to the People's City Mission at a later date. q

n Jordan John Hall

McCool Junction

Jordan John Hall, 13, McCool Junction, died Monday (4/19/04). Born, Hastings. Seventh-grader, Emmanuel Lutheran School, York.

Survivors: parents, Phil and Wanda Hall, McCool Junction; brothers, Lance, Samuel, both McCool Junction; twin sister, Elizabeth, McCool Junction; grandparents, Melvin J. and Helen Ehlers, Waco, Ruth Hall, York; aunts; uncles; cousins; friends.

Celebration of life service: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, York. Private graveside services at later date. Visitation: begins 5 p.m. Thursday, Metz Mortuary, York. Fellowship: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to family.

n Helen R. Krebs


Helen R. Krebs, 93, Crete, died Tuesday (4/20/04).

Services pending, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. q

n Lillian Vera Sutko Kuhn

Omaha, formerly Clarks, Silver Creek

Lillian Vera Sutko Kuhn, 90, Omaha, formerly Clarks, Silver Creek, died Saturday (4/17/04).

Services: 10 a.m. today, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Clarks. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Remembrances may be sent to the family at q

n Helen M. Lamm


Helen M. Lamm, 92, Lincoln, widow of J.H. "Bud," died Saturday (4/17/04).

Services:9:30 a.m. Friday, Butherus, Maser &Love Funeral Home, 4040 ASt. Graveside services:2:30 p.m. Friday, Eastview Cemetery, Allen. Visitation:today, funeral home. Memorials to Mission to India through Lincoln Berean Church. q

n William 'Marty'Leonard


William "Marty" Leonard, 54, Lincoln, died Friday (4/16/04).

Services: 10 a.m. today, Butherus, Maser &Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials:National Huntington's Disease Society of America, 158 W. 29th, seventh floor, New York, NY 10001-5300. q

n Kathryn Renfro Lundy


Kathryn Renfro Lundy, 85, Lincoln, widow of Frank A., died Friday (4/16/04).

No services; cremation. Memorials to Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Roper & Sons Funeral Service, 4300 O St. Condolences may be sent online at q

n Evelyn E. Marsh


Evelyn E. Marsh, 82, Beatrice, died Monday (4/19/04). Born, Wilsonville. Retired ward attendant, Beatrice State Developmental Center, 10 years.

Survivors: sons, Lester, Tim, both Beatrice, Arthur, Lincoln; daughter, Dorothy Snyder,Beatrice; brothers, Bob Nicholson, Wilber, Ivan Nicholson, Beatrice; sister, Ruth Ann Maxson,Beatrice; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Lyle.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice. Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice. Visitation: until services, funeral home. Memorials: family's choice, care of funeral home.

n Samuel Gordon Mattox

West Des Moines, Iowa, formerly Lincoln

Samuel Gordon Mattox, 80, West Des Moines, Iowa, passed away Tuesday (4/20/04). He was surrounded by his loving family. Gordon, as he was known to most who knew him, was born June 19, 1923. He was born and raised around Tecumseh. He graduated from Tecumseh High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Mary Anne Brown, to whom he was married for more than 55 years. After attending University of Nebraska, Gordon worked in agricultural sales. He resided in Lincoln for 25 years, moving to Des Moines in 1999.

In Lincoln, Gordon was a member of the Masonic Lodge 19; Order of the Eastern Star 148; Sesostris Shrine, for which he was Shrine clown; American Legion; and VFW. He also was a member of the Elks Club, Falls City.

Survivors: daughters, Tammy Fastenau, West Des Moines, Carolyn Yeomans, Chicago; three grandchildren; one great-grandson. Preceded in death by: parents, Ellis and Neva; wife, Mary Anne; sister, Donna Merkle, Peoria, Ill.

Private services: Caldwell Raddatz Funeral Home, Urbandale, Iowa. Burial: 1 p.m. Friday, Tecumseh. Donations to Hospice of Central Iowa. q

n Doug Minchow


Doug Minchow, 43, Lincoln, died Monday (4/19/04).

Services: 10 a.m. today, Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Burial: noon today, South Bend Cemetery, South Bend. No viewing. Memorials to the family. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. q

n Robert E. Oberg


Robert E. Oberg, 83, Stromsburg, widower of Vera, died Monday (4/19/04) in Osceola. Born near Stromsburg. WWII Army veteran. Farmer; agent, board member, Scandinavia Insurance.

Survivors: sons, Loren, Lynn, both Stromsburg; daughter, LuAnn Damewood, Lincoln; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Calgary Swede Home Lutheran Church, near Stromsburg. Church cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today, 7 p.m. Masonic service, Palmer Funeral Home, Stromsburg.

n Jack F. Runyan


Jack F. Runyan, 77, Lincoln, died Friday (4/16/04).

Friends and relatives are invited to a reception, 3-5 p.m. today at the Villager, 52nd and O streets. Private family memorial services: Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 O St. Memorials in lieu of flowers, care of the family, to be given to Firefighters Memorial and Humane Society at a later date. Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. q

n Mildred A. Schroeder

Menomonee Falls, Wis., formerly Columbus

Mildred A. Schroeder, 85, Menomonee Falls, Wis., formerly Columbus, widow of Wilber, died Monday (4/19/04). Homemaker.

Survivors: son, Robert, Salida, Colo.; daughters, Sharon Joecks, Menomonee Falls, Cynthia Wollman, Kingsville, Md.; brother, Donald Mathey, Fort Dodge, Iowa; sister, Elda Mathey, Denver; six grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Redeemer Lutheran Church, David City. David City Cemetery. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Friday, with family 6-8 p.m., Roberts-Chermok Funeral Home, David City; one hour before services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers, care of family.

n Ruth Arlene 'Connie'Sundberg


Ruth Arlene "Connie"Sundberg, 77, Lincoln, entered her eternal home on Feb. 29, 2004.

Memorial services:11 a.m. Saturday. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Cremation. Inurnment at later date. Memorials in lieu of flowers, care of family. q

n Ann Marie Tager


Ann Marie Tager, 97, Lincoln died Monday (4/19/04). Born, Copenhagen, Denmark (8/9/06), to Andrew and Elsie (Christoffersen) Andersen. Former beautician, day-care provider, foster mother; former cook, Culler Junior High School.

Survivors: son, Don, Lincoln; daughter, son-in-law, Beverly and John Parker Jr., Lincoln; grandson, spouse, John and Kris Parker, O'Fallon, Mo.; great-grandson, Nicholas Parker, O'Fallon. Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Frederick W.; brother, Lars Andersen.

Private family services: Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14thSt. Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St. q

n Lewis J. Taladay


Lewis J. Taladay, 80, Lincoln, died Monday (4/19/04). Born, Athens, Pa. (6/21/23), to Lewis and Minnie (Talada) Taladay. WWII Army veteran; Army Air Corps crew chief. Member, Fraternal Order of Eagles, 35 years; served as past president, board of trustees member, entertainment chairman, newsletter editor, all-state ritual team member, heart fund chairman, 2003-2004 Nebraska Father of the Year. Charter member and past president of Lincoln's first figure-skating club. Retired senior service craftsman, Pontiac Cadillac, 40 years. Midwest consultant, Automatic Transmission Specialist.

Survivors: wife, Kathleen; son, daughter-in-law, David and Marcell, Lincoln; daughters, son-in-law, Karen Taladay, Wisconsin, Linda and Mike Cox, Lincoln; grandchildren, Todd Cox, Jon Taladay, Cassidy Taladay, Jacob Stefonick; brother-in-law, sister-in-law, Richard and Marge Cassidy, Washington; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: parents; 11 brothers and sisters.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14thSt. LincolnMemorialPark, 6700 S. 14thSt. Visitation: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials to Max Baer Heart Fund. q

n Virginia Tomasevicz


Virginia Tomasevicz, 90, Shelby, widow of John S., died Monday (4/19/04). Born north of Osceola.

Survivors: sons, Richard, Omaha, Dennis, Shelby; daughter, Donna Jean Tomasevicz Wehunt, Atlanta; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church,Shelby. Church cemetery. Visitation: 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Roberts-Dubas FuneralHome, Osceola. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday, church.

n Frank E. Vasa


Frank E. Vasa, 75, Weston, died Saturday (4/17/04) in Wahoo.

Mass Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Weston. Parish and Catholic Daughters of the Americas rosary: 7 p.m. today, church. Visitation: 1-4 p.m. today, Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo; one hour before rosary and visitation, church. Memorials: family. q

n Raphael 'Ray'Christopher Wassenberg


Raphael "Ray" Christopher Wassenberg, 82, Humboldt, widower of Marie, died Monday (4/19/04). Born, Marysville, Kan. Former owner, Western Auto Store. Korean War Army veteran.

Survivors: sons, Bob, Lincoln, Gary, Humboldt; daughters, Patty Burrow, Indianapolis, Ann Usher, Sue Wassenberg, both Lincoln, Shirley Bernecker, Plainview; brother, Gerald, Marysville; sisters, Vera Landoll, Hanover, Kan., Martha Meier,Marysville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dawson. Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation: noon-5 p.m. Thursday, Wherry Brothers Mortuary, Humboldt. Vigil: 7 p.m. Thursday, church.

n Emmett Wink


Emmett Wink, 87, Kearney, died Monday (4/19/04). Born, Kearney. Owner John Deere dealership, Elm Creek. Retired co-owner, John Deere dealership, Lexington. Consultant in Haiti in 1977 for HWS Engineering of Lincoln.

Survivors: wife, Doris; sisters, Margaret Brass, Sargent, Mary Lou O'Brien, Kearney; nieces; nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. James Catholic Church, Kearney. Kearney Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7:30 p.m. today, with family 6-7:30 p.m., one hour before services, all at church. Vigil: 7:30 p.m. today, church. Memorials: church or Kearney Catholic Foundation. O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home, Kearney.

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