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Gerald Osborn

Apr 12, 1929 - Jun 20, 2023

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Elkhorn, NE

"Gerald W. Osborn (Gerry) passed peacefully from this life on June 20, 2023, at the Edgewood Care Facility in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Gerry was born on April 12, 1929, in Ainsworth, Nebraska as the oldest son of Gerald E. Osborn and Wilda J. (Clopton) Osborn. He was later joined by younger brothers: Kenneth "Goose" and Dale "Es. " As a young man one of Gerry's first jobs was making and selling popcorn at the Ainsworth Theater for 5 cents a sack. He said that he did well as the movies were being atten...Read More

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Norman B. Abels

Mar 09, 1922 - Feb 06, 2024

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Elkhorn, NE

"Norman B. Abels, age 101 of Elkhorn, NE, formerly Kearney, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Brookestone Meadows care center in Elkhorn. Funeral services will be on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney. Pastor James DeLoach will officiate and burial will be at Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 11, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Horner Lieske McBride \u0026amp; Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney and also 1 hour prior to services on Monday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran School. Please visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence. Horner Lieske McBride \u0026amp; Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements. Norman was born on the family farm northwest of Amherst, NE in rural Buffalo County to Carl H. and Emma (Berger) Abels. He was baptized on March 30, 1922 at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Amherst and later confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst. He attended District 31 rural school northwest of Amherst and later graduated from Amherst High School in 1939. He farmed with his parents after high school in the Amherst area. He married Dorene Esther Bergt on June 11, 1944 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Norman and Esther farmed together and also operated a dairy northwest of Amherst for many years. They eventually moved to Kearney in 1968 where Norman worked construction. He initially worked for Woody Skeen and later Johnson Imperial Homes before eventually becoming a self-employed contractor. Norman and Esther also worked as custodians at Zion Lutheran Church for 5 ½ years and the Kearney E-Free Church for 9 ½ years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where he served in many capacities over the years including as a trustee. Surviving relatives include his daughters, Gloria Travis of Kearney, NE and Dorothy (Gary) Harmoney of Omaha, NE; son, Arlee (Ann) Abels of Omaha, NE; 16 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; numerous other extended family and friends. Norman was preceded in death by his wife, D. Esther Abels; sisters, Selma Marienau, Mildred Kuebler and Evelyn Reissner"

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Norman B. Abels

Mar 09, 1922 - Feb 06, 2024

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Elkhorn, NE

"Norman B. Abels, age 101 of Elkhorn, NE, formerly Kearney, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Brookestone Meadows care center in Elkhorn. Funeral services will be on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney. Pastor James DeLoach will officiate and burial will be at Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 11, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Horner Lieske McBride \u0026amp; Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney and also 1 hour prior to services on Monday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran School. Please visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence. Horner Lieske McBride \u0026amp; Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements. Norman was born on the family farm northwest of Amherst, NE in rural Buffalo County to Carl H. and Emma (Berger) Abels. He was baptized on March 30, 1922 at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Amherst and later confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst. He attended District 31 rural school northwest of Amherst and later graduated from Amherst High School in 1939. He farmed with his parents after high school in the Amherst area. He married Dorene Esther Bergt on June 11, 1944 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Norman and Esther farmed together and also operated a dairy northwest of Amherst for many years. They eventually moved to Kearney in 1968 where Norman worked construction. He initially worked for Woody Skeen and later Johnson Imperial Homes before eventually becoming a self-employed contractor. Norman and Esther also worked as custodians at Zion Lutheran Church for 5 ½ years and the Kearney E-Free Church for 9 ½ years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where he served in many capacities over the years including as a trustee. Surviving relatives include his daughters, Gloria Travis of Kearney, NE and Dorothy (Gary) Harmoney of Omaha, NE; son, Arlee (Ann) Abels of Omaha, NE; 16 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; numerous other extended family and friends. Norman was preceded in death by his wife, D. Esther Abels; sisters, Selma Marienau, Mildred Kuebler and Evelyn Reissner"

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Angela Matthews

Nov 27, 1979 - Feb 03, 2024

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Elkhorn, NE

We mournfully announce the passing of Angela Matthews, 44, of Elkhorn, Ne, who passed away on February 3rd after an extensive battle with esophageal and liver cancer. Angela was born on November 27, 1979 to David and June Paik in Omaha, NE. After graduating from Millard North High School in 1998, she went on to pursue her dream of taking care of people and studied nursing at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a full ride scholarship. Angela was a force to be reckoned with, graduating with the highest distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2003. After graduation, she was passionate about volunteering at Children’s Hospital every Friday. She worked in the Oncology Unit at UNMC for 12 years, then moved on to Pediatrics at the Women’s Clinic for 5 years, followed by Cancer research at Methodist for a brief period of time and ended her career in Oncology at Methodist Hospital. In her free time, Angela enjoyed spending time with her family. In 2014, she met her husband Jeff, and fell in love immediately. They were married in 2016 and went on to have three kids whom she loved more than anything, Jaxson Jeffrey, 6, Luke David (preceded in death 2019), and Knox Jacob, 2. We would love to honor Angela by having attendees wear her favorite color pink. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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John Raymond Ritner

Nov 29, 1937 - Jan 28, 2024

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Elkhorn, NE

"John Raymond Ritner passed away on January 28, 2024, Ne. John was born on November 29, 1937 to Donald and Dora (King) Ritner in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Growing up John and his brother George were inseparable. They did everything together. They traveled on vacations with their aunts and uncles and enjoyed fishing at their uncle Lete’s resort, Sunnyside Camp at Kenora, Canada. John graduated from Valley High School in 1958 and went on to attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha graduating in 1963. After graduation he worked for a short time at the Douglas County Gazette before joining the KETV Channel 7 news staff in May of 1963. John’s 37 year career at Channel 7 included many assignments as a news photographer and film editor. After his retirement in December of 2000, John continued to make a trip into the station to deliver sweet corn to his former co-workers. In later years John kept up the long time King family tradition of planting a huge vegetable garden and sweet corn patch and cooking noon meals for himself and his brother George every day. John enjoyed taking pictures with his camera and walking around the farmstead. He fed the birds and built birdhouses for them and enjoyed watching them out of the windows of the farmhouse. John loved sports and participated in football, baseball and track during high school and college. He was a life long season ticket holder at the University of Nebraska and attended many Husker games with his friend, John Miller. John was also an artist – painting pictures from slides he took of trees and scenery around the farm place. John is survived by his brother, George Ritner, niece Cheryl and her husband Mark Eckerman, numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Arlene Ritner. Visitation Friday, February 2, 2024, at Reichmuth Funeral Home, Elkhorn from 10:30 to 12 Noon, with interment and graveside service at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Elkhorn at Noon and luncheon immediately following at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Foundation, or the Waterloo Volunteer Fire and Rescue, or the charity of your choice."

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Lois R. Nore

Feb 18, 1937 - Jan 28, 2024

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Elkhorn, NE

Elkhorn - Survived by husband Neal (Roger), children, Kathy (Terry) Smith, Michael (Rae) Nore, grandchildren Matt (Katie) Smith, Kayla (Brandon) Schuett, Brandon (Ashley) Nore, Megan (Josh) Grant, Manda Bista-Madsen, great grandchildren Abhi, Rissa, Ryder, Dylan, Macen, Mason, Kendal, Carson, Kylie, Alice, Paisley, Olivia, brother Don Driver, family and friends. Visitation Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 AM at church. Memorial Service 10:30 AM Saturday (2/10/24) at Resurrection Lutheran Church 153 S. McKenna Ave. Gretna, NE. Memorials to Eastern Nebraska Veteran's Home. Roeder Mortuary , Inc. - Gretna Chapel 11710 Standing Stone - Gretna, NE 402-332-0090 www.RoederMortuary.com

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Linda Louise Rasmussen

Apr 25, 1943 - Jan 09, 2024

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Elkhorn, NE

"Linda Louise Rasmussen was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, aunt, great aunt, sister, and friend. She passed away on January 9, 2024 at the age of 80 in Elkhorn, NE. She is preceded in death by her parents Olen and Ruth Turley. She is survived by her husband, Don Rasmussen, her son Shawn Overman, step-children, Dayle (Kim) Rasmussen, Darren (Debbie) Rasmussen, Natalie Rasmussen (John Haag), 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brothers Jim (Veronica) Turley, John (Sharon) Turley, sister Ann Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews. Linda was born on April 25, 1943 in Carlisle, PA and was one of four children. With a father in the Air Force, she moved many times as a young child. She spent several of her early years in Puerto Rico and Shreveport, LA before moving to Bellevue, NE where she completed high school. At age 18 she married Gene Overman and together they had one son, Shawn. On August 22nd, 1997, she married Don L. Rasmussen. Throughout their marriage, Don and Linda, had several opportunities to travel. A favorite trip was the Viking River Cruise where they explored Europe. Even after 26 years of marriage, they still made time for their Friday night dates. Everyone knew that Linda and Don would be out and about on Friday nights. The restaurants would vary but the night always consisted of a good dinner, a few drinks, and the company of good friends. Linda spent most of her career working in sales for various construction businesses and retired from Simpson Supply at age 70. She was known for being professional, intelligent, and charismatic in the traditionally male-dominate construction industry. She also spent several years bartending where she mentored many female waitresses and bartenders. Her former colleagues remember her as a protective and humble leader. Linda loved traveling and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoyed days at her niece and nephew’s cabin, family reunions, weddings, and parties. Linda also enjoyed hosting holiday dinners. Her grandkids will always remember the fun Easter egg hunts she and Don would organize when the grandkids were young. Linda went to great efforts to make sure everyone felt loved, included, and had a place to gather. Christmas day was one of her favorites to host. She spent hours in the kitchen and, not only organized the menu, she made sure everyone had a special gift under the tree. On any given day, as soon as you entered the house you were greeted with a big smile and a loving hug. As a proud breast cancer survivor, Linda was an advocate and inspired many women with breast cancer by her determined spirit and positive attitude. Linda was also one of the founding members of the “Lunch Bunch”, a group that has been bringing women together for food and fun for over 27 years. She was a mother figure, friend, a voice of reason in times of uncertainty, comedian, and the political advocate within the group. Linda loved being with and supporting others and enjoyed seeing everyone have a good time. Whatever the occasion, you could guarantee Linda was laughing and making others laugh. She made everything more fun, and yes a bit rowdier. Linda was not just the life of the party and a person everyone wanted to be around, she was also the LOVE of every party. Linda also had a compassionate heart toward animals and had several cats and dogs over her lifetime. Her grandkids would giggle at how she named them, for example she had gold kitty, white kitty, and black kitty. Linda gave every animal the most loving home they could desire. She absolutely adored her little shih tzu, Rain. He likely is her most spoiled pet of all based on the number of stuffed animals, tasty treats, and his special order diet. Linda’s heart was BIG and her generosity infinite. Her specialty and gift to the world was love. All who were blessed to know Linda, were blessed by her love. Linda would want to be remembered by all the good times, laughter, and love she shared. Let Linda’s legacy inspire us all to love freely, forgive, care for each other, and be a light of hope and joy for all. Memorial suggestions to ASPCA or The Nebraska Humane Society."

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Roger Theodore Bettmann

Oct 11, 1947 - Jan 01, 2024

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Elkhorn, NE

"Roger Theodore Bettmann of Elkhorn, NE passed away peacefully on January 1, 2024 in Elkhorn, NE with family at his side. Roger was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota on October 11,1947 to parents Irene and Theodore (Ted) Bettmann. Roger was the 4th child of 9 children. Roger was a devoted Christian since childhood and always put Jesus first in his life. He lived a life of compassion, service, and gratitude. He was a shining light to all who knew him through his laughter, humor, love, and genuine care for others. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and true friend to so many. Roger grew up on the Bettmann dairy farm outside of Aberdeen. He milked cows with his dad and siblings for many years. He and his family were members of St. John’s Lutheran church. Roger graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1965 and attended Northern State College in Aberdeen. He worked at the Sale Barn and Farmers Union in Aberdeen before beginning work at 3M. Roger married his first wife, Susan, in 1970. They had 3 children together: Brent, Becky, and Brad. Roger moved his family to Fremont in 1979 to work at 3M in Valley, NE. He retired in 2007 after 33 years. Roger was a production control analyst. He loved his job and made many life-long friends. From 1979 to 1996, Roger was a member of Fremont Alliance Church, where he was baptized. He taught Sunday school, was an AWANAS Leader, worked as an usher, and church treasurer. Roger married Marcia K. Highfill in May of 2002. They enjoyed a beautiful life together in Elkhorn for over 20 years. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling across the country to see family and friends, attending many weddings, birthdays, graduations, and family reunions. Roger and Marcia also experienced memorable trips together – Hawaii, Switzerland, Italy and more. They have many dear friends through Westside Church and AARP group. Roger sought out volunteer opportunities. It made his heart full to help others. He was a greeter and usher at Westside. He belonged to the Rotary Club of Elkhorn, and West Omaha Chamber of Commerce. He volunteered for Heartland Hope Mission in Omaha, Teammates Youth Mentoring Program, and COPE (Christian Outreach Program of Elkhorn). Roger went on two mission trips to Ecuador. Roger enjoyed volunteering at the Cox Classic golf tournaments. He loved baseball, working several seasons for the Omaha Storm Chasers on their ground’s crew. Roger had his own landscaping business serving neighbors and local businesses. He loved hunting and fishing, hiking, biking, running, and nature walks. Roger enjoyed sporting events of all kinds! He especially LOVED the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Green Bay Packers. Roger played slow pitch softball for close to 20 years on various teams. Most of all, Roger cherished time “just being with” family and friends. His grandchildren were “the jewels on his crown.” He will be missed by so many, our love for him will live on in our hearts forever. Roger is survived by his beloved wife Marcia Bettmann of Elkhorn; his children: Brent (Amy) Bettmann, of Littleton, CO, Becky (Denver) Swanson, of Arvada, CO, and Brad (Sarah) Bettmann, of Olathe, KS; step-children: Robin (Brian) Nelson of Woodcliff, NE, Mindy (Eric) Looney, of Novi, MI, and Brian (Chanda) Highfill of Gretna, NE; grandchildren: Hannah, Riley, Saylor, Brady, Maddie and Zetta; step-grandchildren: Trevor, Nathan, Takahiro, Nikko, Jaxon and Skylar; siblings: Gary Bettmann, of Fargo, ND, Kevin (Janae) Bettmann, of Blaine, MN, David (Robin) Bettmann, of Cedar Rapids IA, Marge (Steve) Streitz, of Burleson, TX, and Mary (Keith) Arnholdt, of Columbus, IN; brothers-in-law: Larry Baack of Columbus, IN, and Rod Weier of Watertown, SD, and many much-loved nieces and nephews. Roger was preceded in death by his parents; Irene and Ted Bettmann; and sisters: Marla Jean Bettmann, Marilyn Baack and Myra Weier. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Westside Church, or the charity of your choice, may be donated in Roger’s memory."

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Cindy (Hartman) Glasshoff

Oct 25, 1952 - Dec 30, 2023

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Elkhorn, NE

"Cindy (Hartman) Glasshoff was born in Hot Springs, South Dakota, October 25, 1952 to parents Patrick and Laurine (Wasserburger) Hartman. She passed away on December 30, 2023 in Elkhorn, Nebraska. She grew up in Ardmore, South Dakota and attended grade school and middle school in Igloo, South Dakota. After she graduated from Edgemont High School in 1971, she moved to Omaha and worked at Western Electric where she met the love of her life, Larry Glasshoff. The two were married for 48 wonderful years. Together they welcomed three daughters, Chantel and twin daughters, Amber and Ashley. As the girls grew, Cindy decided to go back to work and spent over 33 years at American Interstate Bank. She started as an administrative assistant and later assumed the role of new account rep. Cindy enjoyed working with the public and especially loved the special relationships she formed with her customers. Cindy enjoyed golf with her friends Patsy and Ron Schmidt, Shirley and Lonnie Heldt and Carolyn and Don Walvoord, tending to her many flower gardens, reading, and traveling internationally with Larry. Her favorite destinations were Africa, Israel, and New Zealand. Cindy and Larry’s favorite place to be was their farm in Uehling, NE where Cindy always said the words to Larry “I was just thinking….”. That meant she had a new “special project” for Larry to take on. Cindy’s favorite joy in life was spending time with Larry, her kids and grandkids, laughing with friends and always holding strong to her Catholic faith with an absolute devotion to God. Visitation will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elkhorn, Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Friday, January 5, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. with grave side service at Mt. Calvery Cemetery in Elkhorn. Cindy is survived by her husband, Larry Glasshoff; her children Chantel (Chad) Windeshausen; Amber (Kevin) Jackson; Ashley (David) Gaskill; grandsons Ty and Jace Windeshausen; step-son David (Violet) Glasshoff; step-grandchildren Jessica and Sean Glasshoff; siblings Shari Parks, Jim (Francie) Hartman, Bob (Kathy) Hartman; sisters-in-law Diane (Harold) Johnson, Linda Kapple; brother-in -law Lonnie Glasshoff; many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents Patrick and Laurine Hartman, in-laws Marvin and Betty Glasshoff, brothers-in-law William Parks and James Kapple. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to St. Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlin, South Dakota."

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Robert Noble

Jan 08, 1957 - Dec 06, 2023

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Elkhorn, NE

"Bob Noble, age 66, of Elkhorn, NE passed away on December 6, 2023, with his loving family at his side. In his free time, Bob enjoyed spending time outdoors surrounded by nature. He was especially interested in flyfishing and falconry. Spending time with both family and friends was important to him; he always put others first. Bob loved his Lord and serving at his church, City Light Bennington. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Noble and his mother, Ramona Noble. He is survived by his wife, Kim Kroger; father, John Noble; sister, Deb Sisney; son, Matt (Kelsey) Noble; daughter, Linsey Noble (Sammi Butler); stepchildren, John Kroger and Jordan (Jenn) Kroger; grandchildren, Forrest Noble, Wyatt Noble, Iris Noble, and Kaisley Kroger; and dog, Buster. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Relevant Church in Elkhorn, 21220 Elkhorn Drive. Memorials may be directed to City Light Bennington Church. "

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Frank Cranston

Dec 17, 1939 - Nov 18, 2023

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Elkhorn, NE

"Franklin Leroy Cranston, born December 17, 1939 in Odebolt, Iowa. Passed November 18, 2023 at home in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Preceded in death by parents James and Lela Cranston, sister Helen Cranston Johnson and brother Richard (Dick) Cranston. Survived by wife of 62 years Carol Russell Cranston, Daughters Diane (Mark) Gazda, Mary (Dennis) Wellendorf, Amy (Todd) Bell, and Kathy (Chuck) Burney. Grandchildren Joey, Jessica, Makayla (Jeff), Sarah, Brooke (Cory), Abbie, Ryan, Noah, Amanda, Jayme, Alfredo (Neva), and Lupe. Great Grandchildren Brynn, John, Broc, Brooklyn, Hadley, Nala, and Tyler and numerous niece and nephews Frank grew up on the family farm outside of Odebolt, Iowa. He attended country school until 8th grade and then attended Ida Grove High School. It was here that Frank met Carol Russell and Carol forever became known as Frank's girl. He graduated in 1958 and then attended South Dakota State for a year and then transferred to Iowa State. He graduated from Iowa State with an associates degree in construction engineering. Frank's career started with the Iowa Department of Roads. Next he moved to Ready Mix Lyman Richey Sand and Gravel where he rose to the rank of President and furthering his career became President of Kerford Limestone. Frank was also actively involved in his community of Elkhorn where he moved his family in 1971. He was a volunteer police officer, long time volunteer for the Elkhorn Fire and Rescue, and a member of the Lions Club. He was involved in many professional organizations which included 1985-1986 serving as President of Iowa Ready Mix Concrete Association, and in 1994 serving as President and later an Honorary Lifetime member of Nebraska Concrete and Aggregates Association. Frank also served on the Board of Directors of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association from 2001 to 2008. Frank\u0027s career was important to him but his greatest source of pride came from his family. It maybe wasn't said out loud but it was expected one would be home for holidays! As grandchildren started to get involved in activities Grandpa was a fixture in the stands or on the sidelines and boy those grandchildren were stars in anything they were involved in, well at least in his eyes. As the years added up, those years started to take their toll. The heart and memory struggled but his humor and love for family never waivered. Frank passed away with his family surrounding him with love, laughter and prayers. "

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