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Helen Schmitz

BUTTE — Services for Helen D. Schmitz, 91, Butte, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Butte. The Rev. Ross Burkhalter will officiate with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Naper.

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

Helen Schmitz died Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Alpine Village in Verdigre.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

In other news

VERDIGRE — Services for Donna Mae Haverkamp, 87, Verdigre, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Verdigre. Donna Mae Haverkamp died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, at Alpine Village in Verdigre.

NORFOLK — Services for Tom Larsen, 64, Norfolk, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Heartland Baptist Church in Norfolk. The Revs. Chris Evenson and Ty Woznek will officiate with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.

NELIGH — Memorial visitation for Donald Meadows, 83, Niobrara, formerly of Neligh, will be 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden. Graveside services will follow at about 4:15 p.m. at the Tilden City Cemetery. John Petersen will officiate.

AINSWORTH — Private graveside services for Shirley A. Burger, 93, Ainsworth, will be Monday, Dec. 6, at the Ainsworth Cemetery.

NORFOLK — Services for Richard Uecker, 66, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at First Baptist Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Caleb Lind will officiate with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.

Services for Merle P. Gaspers, 75, Evans, Colo., formerly of the Lindsay area, will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Greeley, Colo. Burial will be at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.

WISNER — Services for Luella J. Rathke, 85, Wisner, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Zion-St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Wisner. The Rev. Robert Mayes will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in rural Beemer.

COLERIDGE — Services for Maxine A. Fish, 96, Coleridge, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Coleridge. The Rev. Terry Buol will officiate. Burial will be at the Belden Cemetery in Belden.

OMAHA — Memorial services for Lee Ray Chapman, 73, Omaha, formerly of Norfolk, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Westwood Heights Baptist Church in Omaha. Lee Ray Chapman died on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2021, at Rivercity Nursing Home in Omaha.

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