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Mary Ann Christensen

Mary Ann Christensen

NORFOLK — Private services for Mary Ann Christensen, 71, Norfolk, will be at a later date.

She died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Heritage of Bel-Air Nursing Home in Norfolk.

Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Ann was born on June 29, 1949, in Seattle, Wash., to Walter and Karen (Graae) Johnson. Mary Ann lived in Norfolk and had worked at Walmart for over 30 years. She recently retired in 2016 and dreamed of living in a cabin far out in the woods.

Her personality was modest and reserved. She enjoyed collecting numerous antiques, doing beautiful bead work, making dream catchers, bird watching and did plenty of reading. She would often fill albums with family photos and intriguing articles.

She was very proud of her family. She will be remembered by her loved ones as a deeply caring, generous and forgiving woman.

Survivors include her significant other, Larry Wright of Niobrara; son Arland Borgmyer of Norfolk; granddaughters Brook and spouse Dane Hansen of Lincoln, Ashley Anderson of Lincoln, Emily Anderson of Lincoln, Sarah and spouse Isael Del Nodal of Lincoln, Rachel and spouse Kenneth Snyder of Lincoln; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Daniel; a daughter, Michelle Anderson; her parents; one sister; and an infant brother.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

In other news

RANDOLPH — Services for Kearney Lackas, 88, Belden, are pending at Johnson Funeral Home in Randolph. He died Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.

WAYNE — Services for Claire J. Kohn, 88, Wayne, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne.

JOHNSTOWN — Graveside memorial services for Jamie R. Spanel, 41, Omaha, will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the East Woodlawn Cemetery at Johnstown.

O’NEILL — Memorial services for Nick Hammerlun, 77, O’Neill, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the First United Methodist Church in O’Neill. The Rev. Brian Loy will officiate.

NORFOLK — Services for Miranda M. Caniglia, 47, Norfolk, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave., in Norfolk. Tim DeFor will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date.

OMAHA — Military services for Norman “Pat” Haugen, 61, of Norfolk and Lincoln will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Omaha National Cemetery, 14250 Schram Road, in Omaha.

BATTLE CREEK — Services for Susan K. Klein, 70, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. B.J. Fouts will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.

NORFOLK — Services for Susan Klein, 70, Norfolk, are pending at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. She died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

WAYNE — Private graveside services for Phyllis M. Nolte, 95, Wayne, will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne under the direction of Hasemann Funeral Home.

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