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Dorothy Shultz

Jul 01, 1927 - Sep 09, 2023

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Ravenna, NE

Dorothy Shultz, 96, of Ravenna, NE, died on September 9, 2023, at Heritage at Sagewood in Grand Island, NE . The funeral services for Dorothy Shultz will be held at the United Congregational Church, located at 405 Bismark Rd, Grand Island, Nebraska, on September 21st at 10:30 AM. The visitation will take place from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made in Dorothy's memory to St. Croix Hospice.

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Rachel Gosda

Mar 01, 1958 - Feb 13, 2024

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Ravenna, NE

"Rachel “Rach” Gosda, 65, of Ravenna, passed away surrounded by her family on February 13, 2024. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, February 20th at 11am at All Faiths Funeral Home, followed by a burial of ashes at the Grand Island City Cemetery. Dan Naranjo will officiate. Visitation will be on Monday, February 19th from 5-7 pm, also at the funeral home. Rachel was born on March 1, 1958 in Grand Island, to Robert and Betty (Malone) Scott, where she was raised and received her education. She graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1977. On August 25, 1978, Rachel was united in marriage to Norman Gosda. Three children were born into this union. Rachel first worked at St. Francis, and then later at the café in Ravenna. In her spare time, Rachel enjoyed embroidering. Rachel never knew a stranger and made friends where ever she went. Above all else, Rachel loved her family. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Norman; children, Betty (Geoffrey) Mays, Lisa (Tony) Millspaugh; five grandchildren; brother, Leonard Scott; and sister, Sue (Mike) Timmerman. Rachel was greeted in Heaven by her parents; son, Nicholas; and her brother, Bob Williams. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation."

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Doris A Isaacs

Dec 03, 1936 - Feb 03, 2024

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Ravenna, NE

"Doris A Isaacs, 87, joined her heavenly father surrounded by family on February 3, 2024. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at the Gibbon Baptist Church in Gibbon, Nebraska officiated by Pastor Taylor Shippy. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services. Doris was born December 3, 1936, in Nebraska City to Warren Alvin and Bessie (Karth) Dixon. She was the eighth of nine children to be born into the Dixon family. She attended school in Nebraska City graduating with the class of 1954. Doris married Leslie D. Isaacs on Feb. 27, 1955, in Nebraska City. The couple first lived in Unadilla as well as Palmyra and Hemingford. In 1970, they moved to Ravenna. Doris held several jobs including working as the secretary at Ravenna High School for several years. She became a licensed insurance agent working in two agencies in the area. She then added her SEC license selling Ozark National Life products, at one time proudly selling over $1,000,000 in premiums in a twelve-month period. When she retired, she was working as the secretary at United Methodist Church in Ravenna. Doris was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Ravenna where she served on many boards and committees including being a board member of the Little Bluejay preschool. She was a charter member of the Ravenna Lioness Club eventually becoming a Lions Club member in Ravenna where she and Les served together for over 20 years. They made many lifelong friends in the Club. She enjoyed making homemade pies that were sold in the Annevar Lions stand every year. One of her lifelong enjoyments was sewing and making clothing for herself and her family. She became a member of the Annevar Quilt Guild making quilts with these friends. Her family remembers her Sunday dinners that always included her homemade dinner rolls and having breakfasts with the homemade cinnamon rolls. Doris was involved in her children and grandchildren’s lives where she attended many sporting events, choir and band concerts, and plays and musicals. She loved her family and supported them in all they did. She also enjoyed playing pinochle and games with friends and family. Later in life she enjoyed playing bingo, attending Gibbon Quilt Guild and Sew N Sews. Survivors include; son Robert; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Terry Yendra; granddaughters; Ashley (Adam) Dack and Jamie Yendra; grand son-in-law Jim Ingram, great-grandchildren; Natalie Jaworski, Nora Ingram, Madison, Jessie, Ada, and Augustus Dack. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings Rolfe, Warren, Frank, Robert, Jean Ruff, Harold, Donald and Dale; daughter-in-law Deborah (Clarke) Isaacs and granddaughter Jessica (Isaacs) Ingram."

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John E. Graczyk

May 24, 1953 - Jan 23, 2024

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Ravenna, NE

"John E. Graczyk, 70 of Ravenna passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at Grand Island Regional Medical Center. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ravenna with Father Richard Piontkowski officiating. A rosary/prayer service will be 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2024 at the church with the family receiving friends until 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be shared online at http://www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O\u0027Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services. John was born May 24, 1953 in Kearney, NE to Edmund and Anna (Ropers) Graczyk. He was raised on the family farm Northeast of Sumner. John attended S.E.M., graduating with the class of 1971. He went on to attend Central Community College in Hastings. John and Kris where united in marriage on October 18, 1974 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ravenna (where the Graczyk family wedding wheelbarrow tradition began). John worked for T\u0026amp;L Irrigation in Hastings as a welder from 1974-1976 while Kris finished nursing school. Every day there instilled in him his love for farming and ranching and the gratitude of never having to punch a time clock. The couple made their home near Ravenna where they raised their family and continued to farm and ranch. John enjoyed spending time in his shop fabricating and finding new solutions for everyday problems. He found value in everything and everyone. Most of all, John was proud of his family and the lives they had created. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kris Graczyk of Ravenna; children, Chris (Michelle) Graczyk of Kearney, Tony (Erin) Graczyk of Grand Island, Michael (Carrie) Graczyk of Rockville, and Jessica (Drew) Schuller of Ravenna; grandchildren, Christian, Autumn, Jaden, and McKinnon Graczyk, Morgan, Mason, Madisyn and Maxton Schuller; mother, Anna Graczyk of Sumner; siblings, Mary (Bill) Dawes of Inman, KS, Jim Graczyk of Sumner, Jaime Graczyk of Elm Creek, and Marilyn (Ray) White of McCool Junction; mother-in-law, Bea Urwiller of Ravenna; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron (Barb) Urwiller of Ravenna, Randy (Penny) Urwiller of Hawkins, TX and Rob (Christie) Urwiller of Ravenna; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. John was preceded in death by his father; father-in-law, Richard Urwiller; grandson, Elijah Graczyk; sisters-in-law, Cindy Graczyk and Sherry Graczyk; and nephew, Ben White."

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Timothy Ray Lammers

Feb 04, 1956 - Jan 20, 2024

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Ravenna, NE

Timothy Ray Lammers, 67 of Ravenna, died Saturday, January 20th at his home surrounded by loved ones after a year and a half courageous battle with cancer.Services will be Friday, January 26th, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ravenna, NE. Father Richard Piontkowski will officiate. A Vigil Service will be at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25th, followed by visitation until 7:00 p.m.at the church. Online condolences can be directed to www.rasmussenfh.comTimothy Ray Lammers was born February 4th, 1956, in Loup City to Donald and Erma (Luce) Lammers. He grew up on a farm north of Ravenna where he farmed and milked cows with his family. He attended elementary school at a country school in Sherman County and graduated in 1974 from Ravenna High School.Tim married Kathyrn Marie Aitken on March 19th, 1977, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ravenna, Nebraska. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Justin Ray and Krysta Marie. Tim and Kathy lived on a farm in Sherman County until 1986 when they moved into town.Tim was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren and loved coaching and attending all of their sports and activities. He was an avid golfer and spent most of his free time up on the golf course. He loved teaching his own children how to golf, and more recently his grandchildren. Tim was a very kind, caring, and humble man to everyone. He enjoyed volunteering his time at the golf course with groundskeeping, assisting with many golf tournaments, and serving on the golf board for 18 years. While his children were growing up, Tim enjoyed being the announcer at the football, baseball and wrestling events.After graduation, he worked at various jobs until he started with Eaton Corporation where he worked for 37 years until his retirement in January 2021. He was a long serving member of the Eaton Fire Brigade during his employment. He joined the Ravenna Fire Department in August of 1987 and continued to be an active member until his health declined. While serving on the Fire Department, he was the Fire Chief for six years.He is survived by his wife, Kathy; son, Justin (Desirre) Lammers of Ravenna; daughter Krysta (Kyle) Huse of Grand Island; grandchildren Kason, Kolby, and Kora of Grand Island, Harper, Hendrik, Oliver and Theodore of Ravenna; mother, Erma Lammers of Ravenna; brothers, Nick (Pat) Lammers of Wood River, Mark (Paula) Lammers of Onalaska TX; sister, Barb Harrison of Grand Island; sister and brother-in laws, Pat Shrader of Ravenna, Tim (Cindy) Aitken of Dannebrog, Jean (David) Luth of Ravenna, Lon (Kathleen) Zeller of Ogallala; and numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father; brother-in-law, Dan Harrison; sister-in-law, Susan Zeller; brother-in-law Steve Shrader; nephew, Lance Shrader; and his father and mothers-in-law, Eileen Aitken, and Jack and Wauna Aitken

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James Ray Behrendt

Jun 19, 1965 - Jan 05, 2024

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Ravenna, NE

James Ray Behrendt, 58 of Ravenna died January 5, 2024, at his residence.Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 12 at Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna. Memorials are requested to the family. Online condolences can be directed to www.rasmussenfh.comJames was born on June 19, 1965, in Kearney, Nebraska to Dee and Alice Behrendt. He grew up on a farm south of Ravenna and attended Ravenna Public Schools.He was united in marriage to Joan Betke on June 2, 1990, at our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ravenna. The couple made their home on the Behrendt family farm. The couple farmed, raised cattle, hogs and kids. Their daughters Brandy and Sandy grew up also helping on the farm. When they divorced in 2012 Jim mainly custom farmed.He enjoyed farming, cooking and a good old game of pitch. But what he enjoyed most was sharing those things with his kids and grandkids.Survivors include his daughters; Brandy (Bret) Samuelson of Arnold and Sandy (Nick) Evans of Loup City,Grandchildren; Brock James, Brynlee Jo, Lucille Jo, Bellamy Jo, And Everlee Jo, brothers and sisters; Robert (Marj) Behrendt, Betty Wietjes, Don (Valerie) Behrendt, Dave (Robin) Behrendt and Janet (Rick) Mueller, sisters in law; Molly Behrendt and Kris Behrendt and his ex-wife, Joan Teichmeier.He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Dee, brother Daniel, as well as numerous other relatives.

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Pamela Jenness

Mar 11, 1963 - Dec 19, 2023

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Ravenna, NE

Pamela Sue Jenness, 60, of Ravenna, Nebraska died on Friday, December 15, 2023, at her home. A celebration of life service will take place on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at 11:00 a. m. at Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna, Nebraska. Pam was born on March 11, 1963, in Fort Crook, Nebraska to Charles and Mary Ann (Szwanek) McCauley. She attended school in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, and Colorado. A story she liked to tell from growing up in Grand Island, was when the snowplows would make a big snow hill on Memorial Drive and the kids would play King of the Mountain. She said Tom Rathman, who played for the Huskers and then the 49ers, was the nicest boy and wouldn't just throw the girls down the mountain, he would slowly slide down with them. While living in Colorado, she met, married and later divorced Brian Jenness. They had 3 children Anthony Jenness, Angela Jenness, and Arron Jenness. She loved her kids dearly and loved them unconditionally. Once moving back to Nebraska with her 3 children, Pam worked hard as a waitress, bartender, factory worker, and even worked for a bridge crew. She was tough and did whatever it took to make sure her family was taken care of. She battled and fought her first round of cancer in 2004 and was given a second cancer diagnosis in 2023. She loved life and she loved her cats. She enjoyed feeding the birds, squirrels, and rabbits in her yard. She was a wonderful cook, plant guru, and a good listener. She was kind, brave, a survivor, and to her children a superhero. She is deeply missed and will forever be remembered for her witty remarks and when her voice no longer worked, flipping you the bird, sometimes 2 depending on how bad you messed up. She is survived by her sister: Deb and Mick McKeon (Ravenna, Nebraska). Children: Anthony Jenness (Ravenna, Nebraska), Angela Jenness (Grand Island, Nebraska), Arron Jenness (Ravenna, Nebraska). Niece: Christine (Bailey) and Simon Valderaz. Nephews: Nate and Misty Bailey (Grand Island, Nebraska), Jack Bailey (Grand Island, Nebraska). Aunt: Betty (Szwanek) Marshall (Ravenna, Nebraska). Cousin: Valerie (Limbach) and Greg DelaRosa (Ravenna, Nebraska). She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Ann McCauley, brother Randy McCauley, and Cousin Roger Limback.

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Rex Kroeger

Oct 11, 1943 - Sep 27, 2023

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Ravenna, NE

Rex Talbot Kroeger, Age 79, of Sioux City, Iowa formerly of Kearney, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 24th, 2023, surrounded by his closest family. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday September 30, 2023, at Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna, Nebraska. Rev. Bev Hieb will officiate. Family will be receiving friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna, Nebraska. Online condolences can be directed to www. rasmussenfh. com Family and Friends Luncheon following in the Ravenna Public Library Community Room. Memorials / Flowers - In Lieu of, please make donations to Rex's favorite spots in Sioux City, Iowa:Noah's Hope Animal Rescue - noahshopeanimalrescue. com - 2601 Myrtle Street, Sioux City, IA 51103Sioux City Public Library - siouxcitylibrary. org - 4005 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106Rex was born on October 11, 1943, in Kearney, Nebraska to Violet & Glen Kroeger. He grew up in Ravenna, Nebraska attending Ravenna Public High School and furthering his education at Kearney State College graduating in May 1968. He was united in Marriage on December 17, 1966, to Coleen Catherine Cronin at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ravenna, Nebraska. After which the couple resided in Kearney, Nebraska, where Rex was employed at Baldwin Filter Corporation for 38 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Kearney, Nebraska for many years prior to relocating near his daughter and granddaughters in Sioux City, Iowa. Rex was also an avid sports fan following baseball and football, as a lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Raiders, and of course THE BIG RED. You could also find Rex reading a book a week from all types of literary interests, reading multiple newspapers for current events, and solving every crossword puzzle he could get his hands on. He also had that sweet tooth and enjoyed his daily Coca-Cola and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Survivors include his daughter Courtney (Jim) Higley of Sioux City, Iowa: granddaughters; Brittney of Sioux City, Iowa and MacKinsey of Omaha, Nebraska: great-granddaughter Brynlee of Sioux City, Iowa and sister Glenda Smith of Cedar Rapids, IowaHe was preceded in death by his wife Coleen Catherine (Cronin) Kroeger and parents, Violet & Glen Kroeger.

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Leslie Karel Jr

Feb 14, 1972 - Sep 14, 2023

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Ravenna, NE

Leslie Kris Karel Jr. , 51, of Ravenna, NE died on September 10, 2023, as the result of a car accident. A Memorial Service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Congregational Church in Ravenna, NE with Reverend Jeff Zinnel officiating. Visitation will be from 5 P. M. to 7 P. M. on Wednesday. Leslie was born on February 14, 1972, to Leslie and Mary (Olson) Karel. He worked for Warren-T Plumbing of Kearney, NE and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 5820 of Ravenna. His family and friends knew him as Kris. He was a loving son, father, and grandpa. You rarely saw him without a smile. He was a friend to everyone and was always willing to help someone in need. He loved life and enjoyed going to auctions with his dad, trap shoots with his son Logan, and adventures with all of his children. He will be missed by everyone. He was the light at the end of the tunnel and could cheer up anyone when they were down. He is survived by his parents; son, Logan Karel (the light of his life); stepsons: Micheal Neargarder of Ravenna and Joshua (Hanna) Neargarder of Wood River; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Ear of Wisconsin; ex-wife, Misty Tremmeling Morris of Ravenna; sister, Carrie (Terry) Henrichs of Lincoln; brother Paul (Laura) Karel of Ravenna, nephews: Daylan Karel, Andrew Nickeson, Nathan Nickeson; and niece, Teinity Karel. He left behind three grandsons, a granddaughter, and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by grandson, Jamisyn Musil. He will forever be with us.

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Dorothy Shultz

Jul 01, 1927 - Sep 09, 2023

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Ravenna, NE

Dorothy Shultz, 96, of Ravenna, NE, died on September 9, 2023, at Heritage at Sagewood in Grand Island, NE . The funeral services for Dorothy Shultz will be held at the United Congregational Church, located at 405 Bismark Rd, Grand Island, Nebraska, on September 21st at 10:30 AM. The visitation will take place from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made in Dorothy's memory to St. Croix Hospice.

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David Huryta

May 01, 1945 - Sep 10, 2023

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Ravenna, NE

David Lee Huryta, 78, of Ravenna, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Services will be at 10:30 a. m. Monday, September 11, 2023 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ravenna. Father Mark Maresh will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p. m. Sunday, followed by the rosary at 7:00 p. m. at the church. Online condolences can be directed to www. rasmussenfh. comDavid was born May 1, 1945, in Sherman County to Dale and Gertrude (Bugno) Huryta. He grew up on a farm west of Rockville, Nebraska, and graduated from Rockville High School in 1963. After high school, David served in the Army from 1965 -1967. He then owned and operated a gravel truck for 20 years before working for the Buffalo County Department of Roads, where he retired in 2010. For several years, David also worked as a tax professional. He was a member of the American Legion and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. David married the love of his life, Elizabeth "Betty" Meis, on October 16, 1971, in Jamestown, Kansas. They made their home in Ravenna, where they proudly raised seven children. David was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting. He also loved tinkering with engines, watching the Royals and Huskers play ball, and visiting with his children and grandchildren. David found his greatest joy in being a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Wherever he went, David could make a friend. His infectious laugh will forever ring in the ears of those who knew him. David is survived by his wife, Betty, and his children Bill (Missy) Huryta, Jeanette Huryta, Brenda (Curt) Hrabe, Barbara (Mike) Dible, Dale (Jamie) Huryta, David Jr (Karrie) Huryta, and Michelle (Ross) Dethlefs, as well as his sister, Jean (Huryta) Thomsen, 27 grandchildren, 13 great-grand children, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Wicht; brother, Jim Huryta; and a daughter, Margaret Mary.

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