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Obituaries
Jerry "Woody" Woodcock

Jerry “Woody” Woodcock

Jan. 11, 1963 – Jan. 1, 2018

FREMONT — Jerry D. “Woody” Woodcock, 54, of Fremont passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Fremont Health Medical Center.

Jerry was born Jan. 11, 1963, in Fremont to Marvin and Carol (Severyn) Woodcock. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1982. Jerry resided in the Fremont area and was employed by Hormel Foods in Fremont. He married Michelle Saunders on Dec. 22, 2003, in Fremont. Jerry’s passion in life was working with the Winslow Volunteer Fire Department and currently the Fremont Rural Fire Department. Family was very important to Jerry and he adored spending time with his nine grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Michelle of Fremont; sons, Blake (Maggie) Woodcock, Austin Woodcock, and David (Marissa Miller) Poe, all of Fremont, and Brent (Mariah) Ashbrook of Gretna; daughter, Brianna Goebel, of Lincoln; mother, Carol Hass and mother-in-law, Linda Saunders, both of Fremont; brothers, Todd (Bessie) Hass and Layne (Patty) Hass, both of Fremont; brother-in-law, Travis (Lisa) Saunders of Seattle; sisters, Jodi (Mike Conklin) Cartwright and Carmen (Keth) Peacock, both of Fremont; nine grandchildren, Cohen, Skyler, Natalie, Madison, Hailey, Kaitlyn, Connor, Cadyn, and Calia.

Jerry was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Marvin Woodcock; stepfather, LeRoy Hass; father-in-law, Gary Saunders; and brother, Brad Hass

The memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont with The Rev. Scott Jensen officiating. Family receiving friends and book signing will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday at Moser Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at the Arlington Cemetery in Arlington.

Memorials may be directed to the Fremont Rural Fire Dept., the Winslow Volunteer Fire Dept. or Heart Heroes.

Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.

Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave. Fremont, NE 402-721-4490


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Beverly Riley

Beverly Riley

April 5, 1927 – Jan. 1, 2018

FREMONT — Beverly J. Riley, 90 years, of Fremont passed away Jan. 1, 2018, in Fremont. She was born April 5, 1927, in Omaha to John and Della (Hendricks) Kelley Sr.

She grew up in Omaha and lived at Peru, Indiana, for a short time before returning to Omaha.

She married Elmer Riley on Sept. 27, 1946, in Swazey, Indiana. She cooked at several restaurants, including Kings and Grandmothers restaurants, and at Aksarben Race Track.

She was a member of Platte Valley United Church of Christ in Fremont.

Survived by daughter, Sharon Prell of Runaway Bay, Texas; brother, John Kelley Jr. of Omaha; grandchildren, Laura (Shawn) Anderson, Fremont, Michael (Ann) Borman, Wichita, Kansas, and Scott (Vicky) Borman Schuyler; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Shirley (David) Laughlin.

The memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Memorial visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and family will receive friends from 6-8 all at Moser’s.

Memorials to the Nye Square Activity Fund.

Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, at a later date.

Online condolences at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.

Moser Memorial Chapel 2170 N. Somers Ave. Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490.


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Gary Gaines

Gary Gaines

June 9, 1941 – Jan. 1, 2018

WAHOO — Gary L. Gaines, age 76, of Wahoo passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Methodist Hospital.

Gary was born June 9, 1941, to Perry and Edith Gaines in Fremont. He attended and graduated from North Bend High School in 1959. Following high school, he worked for R&S Shoes in Fremont. He also worked for his father in advertising. Gary worked various sales jobs and did some painting contracting until 1990, when he moved to Missouri. He eventually moved back to the area and was residing in Wahoo.

Gary enjoyed golfing, fishing, and traveling. He cherished his dogs, and was a friend to many.

Condolences may be left at www.duganchapel.com.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 5, from 1-3 p.m. at Dugan Funeral Chapel.

Burial will be at Kennard Cemetery.

Dugan Funeral Chapel, 751 N. Lincoln Ave., Fremont, NE 68025

402-721-2880


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Walker: The value of a library card

Sometimes people do not know the value of having a library card. Whether you live in Fremont city limits and get a free library card, or if you are a non-resident and pay $35 a year for a card, you have access to the same wonderful resources. Too often I hear that community members are not aware of what resources we provide or why they should have a library card. I wanted to take a minute to go over a few of the benefits of having a library card.

Our biggest value to our patrons is the ability to checkout and read whatever print books they want. They can read Adult Fiction, Large Type books, Young Adult, Children’s, Non-fiction, Spanish, and magazines. We keep classics, New York Times’ Best Sellers, self-help, and instructional. If we don’t have these materials in our library, we can always Interlibrary Loan materials from libraries all across the country. We are encouraging patrons to request books and we are purchasing those items as part of our patron-driven acquisitions model. If you were to buy these books for yourself, you can spend anywhere from $7.99 on softbacks to $65 on Large Type hardbacks. Some non-fiction books cost as much as $100. Think about how much you spend a year buying your own copies of books and decide which is a more fiscally sound practice: buy them or rent them for free?

The same thing goes for our ebooks and audiobooks. We have audiobooks in CD format and Playaway MP3 format. We also have audiobooks and ebooks available through our Overdrive database and One Click Digital database. Here again is access to thousands of books of all genres available to card holders free of charge. You can also request certain authors and titles and we will add those to our electronic collections. So no matter how you prefer to read books, tangible books or e-readers, we have something for everyone.

Beyond the books in the library, you also have access to our computers, our entertainment DVD collection, music CD collection, and all of our online databases. We have databases on books/literature, business, genealogy, history/biography, periodicals, health, education, language learning courses, general information, employment, automotive repair, and law. Zinio is our online platform for magazines that gives you access to thousands of magazines covering all topics and genres. You can read about astronomy, art, business and finance, current affairs, food & cooking, home repair and more, without having to worry about where all those print copies are going to wind up in your home.

Please take a look at what we offer and see how much value you can get out of a library card. And when people say things like “why would I go to the library” you can educate them on all they are missing by not having a library card. And if you have questions, stop by, call or chat with us online.


Obituaries
Mary May

Mary May

March 17, 1945 – Dec. 26, 2017

FREMONT — Mary Beth May, age 72, of Fremont passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.

She was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1945 in Valentine to George and Rosella Kreuch. She lived most of her life in Nebraska and spent a few years of her early life in San Diego, California. She graduated from Valentine High School and earned her Registered Nurse license from Immanuel Nursing School in Omaha. Mary started her nursing career as a student nurse at the University of Nebraska, later served as the school nurse for the Dodge County school system, and finished her career by bringing care and comfort to seniors and their families as the senior nurse at Nye Pointe in Fremont.

Mary’s major loves were her family and many dear friends. She was active in all of her children’s activities, following their sporting events and nurturing their academic achievement, including volunteering for many years as a teacher’s aide at Clarmar Elementary School. She was also active in the Fremont community through the PEO organization, her church and as a member of several local bridge groups with her friends. She was an excellent cook who took great pride in preparing meals for family and friends, and her recipes remain highly coveted. Mary was an avid sports fan, loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She had a true love for people and was known to strike up conversations with complete strangers.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, George and Rosella Kreuch, both of Valentine.

Mary is survived by her sons, Chris May of Jacksonville, Florida (wife Rona May) and Nicholas May (wife Julie May) of Nashville, Tennessee. She is also survived by her three grandchildren whom she cherished and were the highlight of her life: Alexis May, Taylor May and Hunter May, all of Jacksonville, Florida. She is also survived by her brother, Steve Kreuch, and sister, Marcia Hoelker.

A memorial service celebrating and honoring Mary’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Fremont.


Obituaries
Therese Baines

Therese Baines

Aug. 3, 1957 – Dec. 28, 2017

NEW PARIS, OHIO — Therese (Bogatz) Baines passed away peacefully Dec. 28, 2017, at her home in Ohio.

Teri was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Baines of Fremont; and parents, George and Ann Bogatz of Omaha.

Survived by significant other, Dennis Martin of Ohio; three children, Jess Baines (wife Cheryl), Rebecca Baines, Anne Marie Baines; grandchildren, Slater, Nathan and Ryleigh; and brothers and sisters.

The funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, Fontanelle, NE 68044.


Obituaries
Winnifred L. Fisher

Winnifred L. Fisher

November 30, 1917—December 31, 2017

FREMONT — Winnifred L. Fisher, 100, of Fremont, died Dec. 31, 2017. She was born Nov. 30, 1917.

She is survived by son, Larry (Pat) Fisher; daughter, Betsy Fisher all Fremont; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Burial in Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family

Online condolences@mosermemorialchapels.com.

Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave. Fremont, NE 402-721-4490.


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