Obituaries

Richard 'Dick' Longe

    Dick Longe, 79, of Wayne, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at the Wakefield Health Care Center.
    The family of Dick Longe welcomes you to an open house to Celebrate his life at Miss Molly’s on Main Street in Wayne on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 4 - 7 p.m.
     Private graveside services will be held at the Wakefield Cemetery   with military rites. No visitation is planned. The Rev. Jeanne Madsen  and Chaplain Deb Hammer will officiate.
    Memorials may be directed to the Longe family for later designation.
    Arrangements are with  Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Harold Gathje

Harold E. Gathje, 91, of South Sioux City, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Regency Square Care Center in South Sioux City.
    Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City with Pastor Douglas Dill officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Visitation with the family present will begin one hour prior to the service at the church.  
    Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

Kent Pigg

    Kent Pigg, 58, of Laurel, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.     
    Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Laurel. The Rev. Lynn Qualm will officiate. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at United Lutheran Church in Laurel with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial with military rites will be in the Laurel Cemetery.
    Memorials may be directed to the Pigg family for later designation.
    Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Laurel.

Willard Rowan Wiltse

    Willard Rowan Wiltse, 83, of Wayne, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in Wayne.
    A memorial service will be Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne; Pastor Jeanne Madsen will be officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church. A private family burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
    Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Bressler-Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield.

Susan Schmidt

        Susan Schmidt, 71, of Winside, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at her home in Winside.
     Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside. The Rev. Harrison Goodman will officiate. Memorial visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside with family. Private burial will be in Greenwood  Cemetery in Wayne.
    Memorials may be directed to the Schmidt family for later designation.
    Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.

Donald Claussen

    Donald Claussen, 80, of West Point, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
    Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Beemer.  Burial with military honors will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 27 from noon to 8 p.m., with the family present from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point and will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
    Arrangements are with Minnick Funeral Home in West Point.

Elton Bray

    Elton Bray, 86, of Bancroft, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at his home in Bancroft.
    Services will be Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Bancroft; Pastor Charity Potter will be officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft. Burial with military rites by the Bancroft Legion Post 191 will be at the Bancroft Cemetery.
    Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Bancroft or the Bancroft Senior Center.

Sheila Kistner

    Sheila Kistner, 56, of Pierce, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at her residence in Pierce.
    Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with the Rev. Kyle Nelson officiating. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Stonacek Funeral Chapel and also one hour prior to the Funeral on Friday.
    Stonacek Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Eldin Roberts

    Eldin B. Roberts, 91, of Wayne, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 in Fremont.
    Services will be held Friday, Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wayne. The Rev. Teresa Bartlett will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne with family present. Burial with military rites will be in Greenwood  Cemetery in Wayne.
    Memorials may be directed to the Roberts family for later designation.
    Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.

Irene R. Johnson

    Irene R. Johnson, 83, of Omaha, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.
    Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. Visitation, with the family, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18 from  5 - 7 p.m at Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home in Omaha and again from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church in Wayne. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
    Irene R. Johnson was born March 6, 1933.

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