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Archive for: Past

Robert “Bob” Noel Sass

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Robert “Bob” Noel Sass, of Eagle, NE, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the age of 86.

Robert was born to Harry and Genevieve “Jack” Sass on July 6, 1931 in West Point, NE. Bob enjoyed nature, spending time at the Elkhorn River, and working at the Pharmacy and Soda Shop and the Cumming County Fair. He graduated from West Point Central Catholic in 1949. Bob earned a B.S. Degree in English and then an M.S Degree in Biochemistry in 1955 from Creighton University. After graduation, Bob worked with faculty members at Creighton as a research scientist on government funded projects.

In 1959, Robert began his career with Dorsey Laboratories in Lincoln, NE as a Quality Control Chemist finally becoming a Manager of Production to end his 29 year career.

Robert married Hope Johnson on September 22, 1962. They had one son, Steven. As a family they shared interests in fishing, duck and pheasant hunting, and gardening. They have enjoyed trips to the Rockies among other destinations.

Robert is survived by his wife, Hope J. Sass M.D; his son, Steven T. Sass; his granddaughters, Hannah M. Sass and Camille K. Sass and their mother Kathleen S. Sass; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Harry and Genevieve Sass; brother, Gary David Sass; sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Kaup and Mary Susan “Suzie” Henrickson.

Cremation. No visitation. A Celebration of Life was held at South Lake Village (9401 Andermatt Dr. Lincoln, NE, 68526) on Sunday October 15th from 11-1:00pm. Donations in his memory can be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness and The Nature Conservancy.

Roberta (Anderson) Fraser

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Fraser, Roberta J. (Anderson) March 3, 1932 – October 11, 2017. Passed away at the age of 85 in Lincoln, NE. Even though Alzheimer’s robbed our beloved sister and aunt of her ability to communicate, she was still able to stop all of us in our tracks with that classic Roberta look. With her brow furrowed and lips pursed, you knew exactly how she felt!

Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Clara Anderson; husband, William M. Fraser.

Survived by brothers, Ernest (Kayo) Anderson (Mary Lou), Omaha, NE; and Bruce (Pete) Anderson, Marion, IA; aunt, Irene Gigliotti, Superior, WI; nieces and nephews, Deb (Tony) Kallhoff, Linda Walters, Jim (Lana) Anderson, Tim (Lorrie) Anderson, Shawn Hunt, Sam (Heidi) Anderson and Nicole (Randy) Green; great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Cremation. No visitation. No service. Memorials to HoriSun Hospice, Lincoln, NE.

Gaylord “GZ” Lee Ziettlow

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Passed away on October 9, 2017.

Age 70

From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on December 14, 1946.

Graduate of Beatrice High 1965, attended Fairbury Jr. college & graduated UNL degree in business.

Work places: Roberts Dairy, painter, janitorial, Nebraska Book & lastly Russ’ Market.

Had a great memory for numbers, dates, scores, etc. Was an avid sports fan & loved going to horse races.

Survivors include her mother, Margaret, Lincoln; sisters, Sheryl Schultz, Lincoln, Marcia, Spring, TX; nephews, Bill Schultz, Lincoln, DJ Kirk,(Heather) Tomball, TX; other relatives.

Cremation. No visitation. Memorial service Thursday, Oct. 19th @ 2pm in the Madonna chapel @5401 South St. in Lincoln, NE.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for future designation.

John Joseph Zwiener

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Passed away on October 8, 201.

Age 59

Born on May 25, 1958 in Spaulding, Nebraska to Joseph and Mary (Reiter) Zwiener.

Enjoyed work and was a union rep for BNSF.

Survived by wife Linda.

Cremation. No visitation. Celebration of the lives of John and his son Julian Zwiener will be some time in the future.

Shirley Ann Vontz

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Passed away on October 6, 2017.

Shirley Ann ( McCloughan) Vontz was born to Helen and Bert McCloughan June 10, 1942. Her twin sister Sharon passed at birth. Shirley passed away October 6, 2017 at the age of 75 after a courageous 3 month battle with acute leukemia.

Shirley grew up north of Valentine, NE. She loved the Sandhills and always looked forward to coming home to visit the land and her family. Shirley graduated from Valentine High School in 1960. From there she obtained a bachelor and masters degree from the University of Nebraska in Home Economics and Special Education.

She taught school for McCook Public Schools 20+ years and for St Patrick’s Pre-school after retiring. One of her greatest joys was to teach and make learning exciting. Her grandchildren were never for lack of fun, educational books and toys!

Shirley married Ronald Vontz on a very hot day in July 1968. To this union was born 2 daughters Marci and LeeAnn. They raised their family south of McCook. They had a deep love for each other and we can now be joyous that they are able to be together again.

Shirley loved her family and friends. She listened, prayed, and gave great encouragement and advice to anyone of them in need. She especially delighted in watching her grandchildren come to earth and grow! She enjoyed crafting and sewing, a love that she has passed onto her girls.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents Helen and Bert McCloughan, her sister Sharon, sister Catherine Petersen, brother James McCloughan, and spouse Ronald Vontz.

Shirley is survived by daughters Marci Vontz-Lewis(Brian Lewis) of York, NE and LeeAnn Hampton (Dave) Lincoln; aunt Melvina Parker of Lincoln; sister-in-law Nadda McCloughan of Valentine, NE; brother and sister-in-law Steve and Bethine Vontz of McCook, NE; 8 grandchildren Caleb, Layce, Connor, Bradley, Abigail, Rylan, Sasha, and Amelia. Shirley is also survived my many loved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

While we are saddened that her earthly body was worn out and her time here with us was done, we are joyous that she is now free of pain and can be reuinited with our Heavenly Father and all those that have passed before her.

A memorial service was held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in McCook, NE on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 10:30 am. Rosary on Monday at 7:00 pm at the church. Cremation, no visitation. Flowers can be delivered to the church or memorials may be given to the family for future designation. Condolences to www.aspenaftercare.com.