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Bernita Schroeder

Bernita M. Schroeder (Schwartz), 93, Hanover, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at the Hanover Hospital. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Haas and husband, Stan, Wichita; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Joan Pacha, Hanover. A rosary service will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Hanover. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Fr. David Metz will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary.

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Tim Becker

Tim Becker, Turpin, Okla., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; five children, Thomas Becker, Marysville, Tyron Becker, Hanover, Trenton Becker, Marysville, TheresaBecker, Greenleaf, and Travis Becker, Hanover; two brothers,  Steve Becker, Exeter, Neb., and Dave Becker, York, Neb.; sister, Gerilynn Kerby, Belvue, Neb.; and nine grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Hanover Mortuary, Hanover. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Hanover. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary.

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Betty Zenger

Betty L. (Burt) Zenger, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, surrounded by her family at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. She was born to Judson and Loretta (Teeter) Burt Dec. 18, 1930, in Belleville. She attended school at Haddam and graduated in 1948. She married Wesley “Babe” Zenger on June 1, 1950. They had 64 blessed years together living and farming west of Haddam where Betty had grown up. She was born a teacher and started as early as high school substituting at Haddam Grade School. Through her 38 year teaching career, she taught in Nebraska at Rose Creek and Dry Branch country schools, Thompson and Reynolds. In Kansas, she taught in Cuba, Belleville and Haddam. She continued to substitute for 17 years after retirement in 1996. She the fi rst kindergarten teacher for both Cuba and Haddam. She wrote and directed numerous Christmas and music programs.

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Nellie Terpening

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Nellie Irene (Reynolds) Terpening, 101, Linn, died Jan. 23, 2015, at the Linn Community Nursing Home. She was born in Bates County, Mo., on Aug. 7, 1913, to Glenn and Naomi (Henderson) Reynolds, the oldest of eight children. After living as a young child in Colorado, the family settled in Washington County, where she attended country schools. She graduated from Washington High School in 1930. She received a teaching certificate right out of high school and started her teaching career at Spring Valley. On Dec. 24, 1936, she married Everett Terpening at Beatrice, Neb. They lived in California until moving back to Kansas in 1938, where they lived and farmed until the Washington County State Lake was built, and they moved to a farm near Endicott, Neb. She continued teaching country schools until moving to Endicott, Neb., in 1958, where she retired from teaching after 39 years. She was a member of the Washington, Endicott and Linn
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Loretta Rogge Nutsch

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Loretta J. Rogge Nutsch, 82, Linn, died Jan. 23, 2015, at the Linn Community Nursing Home, Linn. Visitation was noon
to 8 p.m., T u e s d a y , Jan. 27 at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. The family received friends 4 to 5:30 p.m.
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Harold Bierbaum

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Harold Bierbaum93, Barnes,died Tuesday,Jan. 20, 2015 at the Linn Community N u r s i n g Home. He was born on Dec. 27, 1921, on the family farm at Barnes, the son of George and Amelia (Hadde) Bierbaum. He was a lifetime farmer in the Barnes community. He also served in the occupation troops for the U.S. Army in Italy after the war. He was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church, where he was the Sunday School Superintendent for 30 years and sang in the choir. He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Henry, Fred, Otto, Lawrence, John, Martin, Merrill and one infant brother; and one sister, Alvina Bierbaum. Survivors include a sister-inlaw, Annabell Bierbaum, Riley. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 24 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church with Rev. Rodney Fritz offi ciating. Music was furnished by Kathie Otney. Pallbearers were Scott Vathauer, Daniel Vathauer, Tyler Vathauer, Oren Holle, Steven Wieters and Ryan Wieters.

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Ellen Pauline Patterson

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Ellen Pauline Patterson , 94, died Jan. 25 at the Heritage Care Center, Fairbury, Neb. She was born Jan. 15, 1921, near Haddam, the third daughter of Logan and Maude (Hagans) Stone. She attended country school, Belle District, and  graduated from Haddam High School in 1938. She attended business school in Topeka. While there she met and married Arthur Ben Tice in 1941. To this union fi ve children were born, Judy, Ben II, Bob, Jody and Tom. They later divorced. She returned to Washington  County and met and married Robert Patterson in 1956. They lived near  Morrowville and farmed until 1972, when they moved to Washington. She was a seamstress at Lallys, Kellwoods and Swingsters in Fairbury, Neb., and she was a secretary for her husband, Bob, in his insurance and real estate offi ce. She earned her pilot’s license.

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Marie Hoover

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Marie Hoover, 68, of Greenleaf, KS, died  Friday , January 16, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. Visitation was Monday, January 19 from Noon to 5 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Greenleaf. A rosary service was 7 p.m., Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greenleaf. Father David Metz and Father James Hoover officiated. Sheila Ouellette, Teryl Goeckel, Reed  ilson and the Sacred Heart Choir provided the music. Hymns were “You Are Mine,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman,” “One Bread One Body,” “How Beautiful” and “Going Home.” Pallbearers were Josh Hoover, Justin Hoover, Jerrod Hoover, Alec Hoover, Cyril Martinmaas and Jeff Dankenbring. Honorary pallbearers were Kobe Hoover, Emma Hoover, Noah Hoover, Joel Hoover, Jesse Hoover, Taylor Hoover, Lauren Hoover  and Brooks Bowen. Burial was in St. Michael’s Catholic  Cemetery, Kimeo, KS. John Howard played the bag pipes,at the graveside.

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John (Jack) Egland, Sr.

On Jan. 17, 2015, John (Jack) Bernard Egland, Sr., of Cahone, Colorado, died at Hanover Hospital, Hanover Kansas. He was born Aug. 7, 1926, at Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Edwin Leonard and Mary Patterson Egland. His early years were spent at Yatesboro, a coal mining town in western Pennsylvania. In 1937, the family moved to Wyandotte, Michigan where he graduated from Roosevelt High School in January of 1944. He joined the United States Navy on Oct. 8, 1943, and was called to active duty Feb. 5, 1944. Following a short time in the states, he served 18 months in Okinawa and the Pacific Theatre on LSM (landing ship medium) 369, used when they invaded foreign shores. He was honorably discharged May 10, 1946, at Great Lakes, Illinois, after which he returned to Wyandotte, Michigan. He was a life long member of the Presbyterian Church. He married Dolores Yvonne Riley of Washington, Kansas on November 15, 1947, at the Presbyterian Church, Wyandotte, Michigan.

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Orville Loges

Orville J. Loges, 95, Hanover, died at the Hanover Hospital, Wednesday, Jan. 14. He was  born at rural Hanover on July 29, 1919, to Henry A. and Anna E. (Rohlf) Loges.  He attended Prairie HillCountry School to the eighth grade. He entered the Army on Sept. 24, 1941, and was a radar operator. He was honorably discharged, Dec. 24, 1945. He was a lifelong farmer near Hanover. He married Irma Eddlemanm on Nov. 3, 1965, at Fairbury, Neb. In 1999, they moved to Washington. He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran, Hanover. He sang in the church choir and with a quartet. In Washington, he and Irma attended the First Baptist Church. He served on the Charleston Township Board. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Irma on July 13, 2007; and sister, Mildred Lohmeyer. Survivors include brother, Elmer Loges and wife, Eileen, Washington; and sister, Mary Ann Bohning and husband, Jay, Camdenton, Md. A funeral service was Saturday, Jan. 17 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hanover. Rev.

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