Angela Reeves

Angela Reeves

BATTLE CREEK — Services for Angela Reeves, 97, Battle Creek, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. Michael Malloy will officiate with burial in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Battle Creek.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the church with a 7 p.m. wake.

She died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek.

Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden is in charge of arrangements.


Angela Francis Baker Reeves, daughter of Joseph and Marie (Voborny) Brozek, was born Aug. 27, 1922, at Meadow Grove. She graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1940. The following year Angela worked at the War Plant in Grand Island.

In 1945, she was united in marriage to Wally Baker at Battle Creek. To this union, five children were born: Ron, Joe, Patricia, Cheryl and Bob. After Wally’s death in 1959, Angela moved with her family to Battle Creek.

Angela took a position as secretary of Battle Creek High School and remained there for five years. She then took a secretarial position at Elkhorn Rural Public Power District, where she worked for the next 15 years.

In 1965, Angela married Don Reeves at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, and they made their home in Battle Creek until 1980, when they moved to their farm south of Meadow Grove. Angela enjoyed life on the farm.

Don passed away on Feb. 8, 1993, and Angela returned to Battle Creek. She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the altar society. For many years, she was a member of Emerick Goldenrod Club and various other clubs, including senior citizens.

Angela was a volunteer at Community Pride Care Center and a member of its Care Givers organization.

Angela’s children and grandchildren were the love of her life along with her many relatives and friends. She had a passion for flowers, gardening and many outdoor activities, such as bird watching, camping, boating and fishing.

Angela is survived by her children, Joe (Sheryl) Baker of Omaha, Patricia (Gary) Tillotson of Norfolk, Cheryl (Steve) DeSoe of Omaha and Bob (Mary) Baker of Meadow Grove; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouses Wally Baker and Don Reeves; a son, Ronnie Baker; and a sister, Evelyn (Marvin) Tegeler.

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NEWMAN GROVE — Services for Diane Christian, 73, Omaha, formerly of Newman Grove, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Newman Grove. Inurnment will be in Hope Cemetery.

WAYNE — Services for Hollis Frese, 89, Wayne, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the First United Methodist Church in Wayne. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

Dr. William “Bill” E. Murphy, 94, Topeka, Kan., formerly of Neligh, peacefully departed this world on Dec. 7, 2019.

WEST POINT — Services for Leland Einemann, 84, West Point, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Stokely Funeral Home in West Point. The Rev. Priscilla Hukki will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery.

OMAHA — Services for DeLos W. Sparks, 76, formerly of Norfolk, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Southwest Church of Christ, 2600 S. 124th St., in Omaha.

SPENCER — Private memorial services for Gail Heiser, 82, Lynch, will be at a later date under the direction of Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer. He requested to have his body donated to medical science at Vermillion, S.D.

BEEMER — Services for Linda J. Masterson, 64, Beemer, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beemer. The Rev. Ryan Seymour will officiate. Burial will be in the Beemer Cemetery.

NORFOLK — Services for Gerald “Jerry” Ludden, 84, Norfolk, are pending at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk. He died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

OMAHA — DeLos W. Sparks, 76, formerly of Norfolk, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. John A. Gentleman Mortuaries & Crematory in Omaha is in charge of the arrangements.

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