GRAND ISLAND — John R. “Roger” Eilers, 81, of Grand Island, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

COLUMBUS — Lloyd M. Lutjens, 87, of Columbus, peacefully entered into Heaven’s gates Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

SCHUYLER — Marcella Ernst, 98, of Schuyler, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Schuyler Care and Rehabilitation Center in Schuyler.

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BRAINARD — Donald J. Behne, 90, of Brainard, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at St. Joseph's Villa in David City.

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HUMPHREY — Dale Durkop, 75, of Humphrey, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus.

BELLWOOD — Barbara "Bobbie" Schmid, 86, of Bellwood, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at David Place Nursing Home in David City.

COLUMBUS — Lloyd M. Lutjens, 87, of Columbus, peacefully entered into Heaven’s gates on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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OMAHA — Harold Kenneth Scholz died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

COLUMBUS — Venus Whitefoot peacefully passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Columbus Care & Rehab in Columbus, with family and friends surrounding her.

DAVID CITY — Barbara "Bobbie" Schmid, 86, of Bellwood, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at David Place Nursing Home in David City.

COLUMBUS — Angela Sand, 98, of Columbus, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.

LINDSAY — Justin Dohmen, 34, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at his home in Lindsay.

COLUMBUS — Keith Pollard, 83, of Columbus, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Columbus Community Hospital.

CAMERON, Mo. — Larry Wurdeman, 69, of Cameron, Missouri, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the Kansas University Medical Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

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SHELBY — Kimberlee Paddock, 13, of Shelby, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Genoa Community Hospital in Genoa as a result of a hunting accident.

COLUMBUS — Wallace Hamilton Plummer, 86, was taken to his eternal home on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Columbus Care in Columbus.

BELGRADE — Ralph "Tuff" Bridger, 86, of Belgrade, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Boone County Medical Center in Albion, surrounded by his loving family.

PLANO, Texas — William L Redrow, a longtime resident of Columbus, passed away in Plano, Texas, on Jan. 4, 2018. He was 86.

SHELBY — Kimberlee Paddock, 13, of Shelby, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Genoa Community Hospital as a result of a hunting accident.

ST. EDWARD — Justin E. Forinash, 39, of St. Edward, passed away on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at his home in St. Edward.

SILVER CREEK — Mary E. Hawthorne, 87, of Silver Creek, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Bryan LGH-East.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sister Bernice Preister, OSF, a Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration for 70 years, died peacefully at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center in Colorado Springs on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

COLUMBUS — Melvin E. Houdek, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Morys Haven in Columbus.

LA VISTA — Andrea Joy Trube, 30, of La Vista, formerly of St. Edward, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the University Medical Center in Omaha, following her battle with leukemia.

CRESTON — Larry "Sliver" Osten, 78, of Creston, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at his home near Creston.

HOWELLS — Kimberly Hunteman Pugh, 45, of Howells, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at the Hooper Care Center.

SCHUYLER — James Kroeger, 76, of Schuyler, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at CHI Alegent Hospital in Schuyler.

THORNTON, Colo. — Marilyn Peters, of Thornton, Colorado, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at age 80.

POLK — Bonnie L. Wolfe, 84, of Polk, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Fremont.

CRESTON — Larry Osten, 78, of Creston, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at his home near Creston.

COLUMBUS — Michael K. Bender, 52, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Columbus.

COLUMBUS — Ken Hledik, 73, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Columbus Community Hospital.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ronald L. “Huey” Braun, 69, of Cedar Rapids, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at the Omaha VA Medical Center in Omaha.

SCHUYLER — Sylvia Oborny, 98, of Schuyler, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at Schuyler Care and Rehabilitation Center.