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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 11:25 am

SCHUYLER — Helen J. Bryan, 94, of Schuyler died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Faith Regional Health Services.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church here with burial in the Schuyler Cemetery. Visitation at Kracl Funeral Chapel will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, with a 7 p.m. rosary, and continue 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday.


Helen was born Dec. 14, 1917, in St. Louis, Mo., to Robert and Josephine Lamping. She graduated from Benson High School in Omaha. After graduation, she was employed at Carpenter Paper Company and later at her father’s business, Interstate Glass Company in Omaha.

On April 18, 1942, Helen married Laverne Bryan. After his service in the war, they made their home in Clarkson, where they started their first pharmacy, Clarkson Sundries.

Helen and Laverne moved to Schuyler in 1958, where they started their second business, Bryan Rexall Pharmacy. They resided many years in Schuyler with their daughter, Nancy. They enjoyed family and friends, traveling, scouting, gardening and golfing.

Following her husband’s death, Helen moved to Norfolk to be closer to family. She was a founding member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in Clarkson and was very active in her church and community.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Laverne in 1995 and three sisters, Dorothy Keefe, Mildred Bunz and Margaret Krausert.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Brian Nissen of Norfolk, and three grandchildren, Mike Nissen, Norfolk, Matt Nissen, Omaha, and Katie Nissen, Norfolk.

Memorials are to family wishes. Lunch will be at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall.

Condolences can be sent to www.revbluejeans.com.

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