John Bruhn

Services for Dr. John Bruhn, formerly of Norfolk, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Phoenix. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time.


Dr. John Bruhn was born in Norfolk. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska and received his doctorate in medical sociology from Yale University.

At Yale, Dr. Bruhn was a Commonwealth Fund-Yale Fellow and a U.S. Public Health Service Fellow. After graduation, he received a U.S. Fulbright Fellow to the University Of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has also been a John E. Fogarty Health Science Fellow to Poland and a World Health Organization Fellow to Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Bruhn joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1962, as an instructor in Medical Sociology Texas in 1972, as associate dean for community affairs at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He served as provost, dean and professor of sociology at Penn International groups and organizations and traveled extensively.

He is survived by a sister, a brother-in-law, and cousins.

In other news

CLARKSON — Services for Delores Karel, 93, Clarkson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at New Zion Presbyterian Church in Clarkson. The Rev. Stephen Niles will officiate. Burial will be in the Clarkson National Cemetery.

NORFOLK — Services for Joyce Y. Larson, 87, Lincoln, formerly of Norfolk, are pending with Home for Funerals in Norfolk. She died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln.

BEEMER — Memorial services for Beverly Raasch, 86, Randolph, formerly of Beemer, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Beemer Mennonite Church. Burial will be in the Beemer Cemetery.

BLOOMFIELD — Services for Thelma Jessen, 91, Bloomfield, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield. She died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield.

PIERCE — Services for Kandice L. “Kandi” Lange, 63, Pierce, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierce. The Rev. Marc Lim and Mike Stratman will officiate. Burial will be at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Menominee.

NORFOLK — A celebration of life for Sheryl R. Harvey, 45, Norfolk, will be at a later date under the direction of Home for Funerals in Norfolk.

VERDIGRE — Services for Tillie Janak, 91, of Verdigre are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Verdigre.

NELIGH — Services for Dorothy Chilvers, 92, of Neligh will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Neligh with the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Z. McNeil officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

STANTON — Services for Doris (Mrs. Harlan) Kuester, 79, of Stanton will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Faith Lutheran Church in Stanton with the Rev. Timothy Booth officiating. Interment will be in the Pilger Cemetery.

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Jimmy Johns