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Paul Claussen

NORFOLK — A celebration of life service for Paul W. Claussen, 84, Norfolk, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. The Rev. Kurt Busskohl will be officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Inurnment will be held at the Bloomfield Cemetery.

Paul Claussen died on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at the Heritage of Bel Air Nursing Home in Norfolk, following many years of health struggles.

In other news

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.

NIOBRARA — Services for Donna M. Meier, 88, Niobrara, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Niobrara. Donna Meier died Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at Avera Creighton Hospital in Creighton.

NORFOLK — Services for Jeanne A. Tichota, 79, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Scott Schilmoeller will officiate. Burial will be in St. Leonard’s Catholic Cemetery in Madison.

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

O’NEILL — Services for Bernard Grimes, 83, Seward, formerly of Chambers, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Faith Community Church in O’Neill. The Rev. Paul Harder will officiate. Burial will be at about 2 p.m. in the Chambers Cemetery.

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 — Services for Jeanne Tichota, 79, Norfolk, are pending at Home for Funerals in Norfolk. Jeanne Tichota died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at her home.

AINSWORTH — Service for Gerald W. “Jerry” Allen Jr., 90, Ainsworth, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth. Private inurnment will be at a later date in the Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton.

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.

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