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Donald Roberts

Donald Roberts

PIERCE — Services for Donald L. “Don” Roberts, 60, Pierce, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce. The Rev. Gordon Bruce and Travis Henry will officiate. Burial will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in rural Pierce.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the church in Pierce.

He died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce is in charge of the arrangements.


Survivors include his spouse, Brenda Roberts of Pierce; his children, Jason Roberts of Lincoln, Lacee Roberts of Norfolk and Justin Roberts of Pierce; eight grandchildren; his siblings, Rose Roberts of Verdigre and Cindy Roberts of Verdigre; and foster daughter Simone Wells of Detroit, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Shirley, and his twin sister, Donna.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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HOSKINS — Services for Gerald L. “Gerry” Wattier, 82, Hoskins, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. John Mines will officiate. Graveside services will be at a later date at the St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Cemetery in Randolph.

PIERCE — Services for Doris E. Steele, 94, Pierce, are pending at Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce. She died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at her residence in Pierce.

YANKTON — Private memorial services for Marilyn Wright, 67, Norfolk, formerly of Yankton, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Chapel in Yankton. The Rev. Patricia Whitehorse Carda will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood, S.D.

AINSWORTH — Memorial services for George A. Kicken, 82, Ainsworth, will be at a later date under the direction of Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.

NELIGH —  Private services for Jerry R. Peterson, 77, Neligh, will be at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

ELGIN — Services for Alfreda M. Pelster, 102, formerly of Bartlett, are pending at Levander Funeral Home in Elgin. She died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Arbor Care Center in Neligh.

LAUREL — Services for Verner M. Madsen, 88, Laurel, are pending at Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel. Madsen died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.

NIOBRARA — Private services for Larry Christensen, 71, O’Neill, will be Friday, Dec. 4, at the Niobrara Presbyterian Church in Niobrara. The Rev. Martha Atkins will officiate with burial at a later date.

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