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Galen Merchen

CROFTON — Graveside services for Galen K. “Skeeter” Merchen, 93, Bloomfield, formerly of Crofton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Crofton City Cemetery. The Rev. Christina Driver will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Crofton American Legion Post 128.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. Friday at Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

Galen Merchen died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield.

In other news

ROYAL — Private graveside services for Garth C. Dawson, 88, Bellevue, will be at the Royal Cemetery in Royal.

HARTINGTON — Services for Marilyn Hegert, 86, Lincoln, formerly of Hartington, are pending at Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Marilyn Hegert died Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln.

NORFOLK — Public visitation for Diane Hoffman, 79, Norfolk, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk.

NIOBRARA — Services for Donna Meier, 88, Niobrara, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Niobrara Presbyterian Church in Niobrara. Jeff Hart will officiate with burial in L’Eau Qui Court Cemetery in Niobrara.

NORFOLK — Services for Willard J. Eggerling, 87, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Gregory Carl will officiate with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.

LAUREL — Services for Marvin Oswald, 88, Wayne, formerly of Allen, are pending at Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel. Marvin Oswald died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Kinship Point Assisted Living in Wayne.

BLOOMFIELD — Services for Dorothy Joslin, 88, Wausa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield. The Rev. Janet Burgel will officiate with burial at a later date in Bloomfield City Cemetery.

NORFOLK — Private services for Leon K. Lauver, 89, Norfolk, will be at a later date. Private burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in rural Madison.

SPENCER — Services for Patricia A. “Pat” Callahan, 77, Lynch, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer.

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