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Brenda Kollath

WISNER — Memorial services for Brenda Kollath, 54, Wisner, are pending at Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner. She died Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender.

In other news

LONG PINE — Graveside memorial services for Chad B. Stec, 44, Bassett, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Grandview Cemetery in Long Pine.

NIOBRARA — Services for Dessivee Wright, 31, Stanton, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Ponca Agency Building in Niobrara. Burial will be in Ponca Cemetery in Niobrara.

STUART — Services for Rudina Wewel Thayer, 82, Lincoln, formerly of Newport and Stuart, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

NEWMAN GROVE — Services for Jeanette “Traci” (Bittenger) Doten, 66, Norfolk, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Fellowship Bible Church, 1011 Hale Ave., in Newman Grove. Private burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.

LONG PINE — A celebration of life for Donald R. Goodnight of Long Pine will be from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Long Pine Community Center. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash. He donated his body to the University of Nebraska for an…

WISNER — Services for Elvera Rabe, 96, Wisner, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner. The Rev. Jared Hartman will officiate. Burial will be in the Wisner Cemetery.

BASSETT — Services for Betty J. Christensen, 94, Newport, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at the Bassett United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport.

NORFOLK — Memorial services for R. Elaine Chapman, 77, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Rev. Chris Evenson will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in rural Madison.

LAUREL — Memorial services for Daniel H. Gould, 68, Laurel, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at the United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Rev. Patrick Broz will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Laurel Cemetery.

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