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Billie "Bill" Paden

May 24, 1922 -- Nov. 12, 2017

Fremont -- Billie "Bill" Don Paden, 95 years, of Fremont, a kind man with a generous heart, was called home on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Billie Don was born May 24, 1922, in Rogers to Preston and Clara (Reed) Paden.

Bill graduated as valedictorian from North Bend High School in 1940. While he was attending Midland Lutheran College, he left to serve in World War II in the Army Air Corps. He returned to Midland and graduated in 1946. Before beginning his teaching/coaching career, he married his college sweetheart, Eva R. Zessin, on June 6, 1946 in Fremont. They began their 38-year marriage in Paxton, where Bill coached all sports and taught. In 1960, they continued their educational journey in North Bend, where Bill was principal and later superintendent of the district. In 1968, they moved to McCook, where he was principal of the high school. Their last move was to Fremont where he worked for Midland for several years. He received post graduate degrees from Northern Colorado University and UNL. In 1984, he lost Eve to cancer and became semi-retired.

Bill married Lois Peterson on May 16, 1992, and they began their retirement journey. He continued his love of reading, golfing, enjoying the wildlife on the lake, and seeing his grandchildren. He was always known to be watching and supporting Midland and Husker sports events, as well as his beloved Royals. He was a member of Sinai Lutheran Church in Fremont, North Bend Masonic Lodge 119 A.F. and A.M. and American Legion Post 20.

He is survived by his wife, Lois of Fremont; son, Dr. Steve (Deb) Paden, and daughter, Sheri Paden, all of Lincoln; grandchildren, Ben (Reyna-Marie) Dubisar of Tuscon, Arizona, Kelly Dubisar of San Francisco and Stephanie Paden of Lincoln; great-grandchild, Marchant Dubisar of Tuscon. He is also survived by Lois’s family, sons, Steve (Sandy) Peterson and Lynn (Ginny) Peterson, both of Omaha; daughters, Jan (Skip) Stout of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Mary (Brody) Choy of San Francisco; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Sinai Lutheran Church in Fremont. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont and Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial with Military Honors will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Sinai Lutheran Church and Midland University.

Online condolences may be left at

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

Don Doescher


Don Doescher

March 26, 1933 – Nov. 5, 2017

LINCOLN — Graveside services for Don L. Doescher, age 84, of Lincoln will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Beemer Cemetery in Beemer with military honors. Minnick Funeral Home in West Point is assisting with local arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Don requests that you plant something or give to a charity of your choice in his name.

Don passed away on Nov. 5, 2017.

Don was born on March 26, 1933, in rural Cuming County to Roy H. and Lucinda (Beckman) Doescher. He graduated from Beemer High School in 1950.

Survivors include: wife, Konnie Doescher of Lincoln; stepdaughter, Teri and Ralph Dudley of Riverside, California; granddaughter, Dallas and stepgrandchildren; sister, Gloria Wegner of Scribner; nieces and nephews, Louise and Mark Herzinger and family, Julia and Jim Kramer and family, Linda Wegner and boyfriend Kevin Kenney, David and Kay Wegner and family, and Herman Wegner; and aunt, Dottie Doescher of Beemer.

Don was preceded in death by his parents.

Daryl Janssen

Aug. 10, 1945 – Nov. 12, 2017

VALLEY -- Daryl W. Janssen, 72 years, of Mallard Landing at Valley passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Daryl was born Aug. 10, 1945, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Mervyn and Esther (Vogt) Janssen.

He was raised on a farm outside of Randolph. He attended and graduated from Randolph High School. He attended Milford Trade School for two years at Milford. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as a medic during the Vietnam War in Germany from June 15, 1966, to March 23, 1968. Daryl married Diane Pittack on June 5, 1971, in Foster. They resided at Fremont where he worked at Wayne Larson Chevrolet. He opened Janssen Repair in Fremont in 1975 and was the owner/operator there until the present.

He enjoyed bow hunting, fishing, golfing a lot, being around the water, and going to Arizona in the winter. Daryl loved being a grandpa and attending the activities that his grandchildren were involved in.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; daughters, Carrie (Shawn) Gilbert and Jodi (John) Kelly, all of Omaha; brother, Keith (Brenda) Janssen of Palmer; sister, Gloria Knapp of Madison; grandchildren, Hunter Albers, Rylie Albers, Clay Kelly, Kate Kelly, Lyla Kelly, and Claire Kelly; and sisters-in-laws, Jan (Steve) Peck and Marilyn (Dennis) Hoffman, all of Omaha, and Shelly (Jim) Workman of Norfolk; brothers-in-law, Mike (Cindy) Pittack of Fremont, and Gary (Helen) Pittack of Bell Buckle, Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Adolph Knapp.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont. The Rev. Dr. Gary Werling will officiate. Family will receive friends Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Military Honors will be conducted at the Church. A Celebration of Life will follow the service at the Fremont County Club.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established in Daryl’s name.

Online condolences may be left at

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

The Truth About Cranberries

There’s no doubt that cranberries have exceptional health benefits—but the benefits go beyond the traditional urinary tract health. With a growing body of research, here’s a breakdown of the latest findings on cranberries, along with tips for including more cranberries in your diet.

Cancer Prevention: If you’ve heard cranberries referred to as a superfood, it’s because they have a higher antioxidant capacity than strawberries, spinach, broccoli, grapes, apples, raspberries, and cherries. Coupled with high amounts of anti-inflammatory nutrients, these powerful berries are strong contenders for the prevention of certain cancers, including breast, colon, brain, oral, ovarian, prostate, and esophageal cancer.

Bone Health: One of the lesser known characteristics of cranberries is the nutrient composition that makes them good for your bones. In addition to antioxidants, cranberries contain vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin K—all of which support bone health.

Heart Health: Like other red fruits and vegetables, the phytochemicals that give cranberries a ruby color can help reduce blood pressure and lessen the risk of heart disease.

In the Kitchen: If anything, we should celebrate fresh cranberries not just because they’re a low-calorie, high-fiber fruit packed with antioxidants, but because they add an incredible tang to sauces, baked goods, and salads. Here’s how to shop, store, and cook with this seasonal power berry.

In the Store: Fresh cranberries are sold bagged in produce departments from October through December. Look for firm berries with a smooth, shiny, dark red color.

Stock Up: When fresh cranberries go on sale, fill your cart. Generally, they last about four weeks in the fridge, but you can freeze unopened bags of cranberries for about a year. That means you can make fresh cranberry bread and muffins year-round.

(fun fact trivia: Cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America.


Serves 16

All You Need:

A simple streusel topping is what sets this cranberry bread apart from the others.


¼ cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 tablespoons chilled butter


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 cup skim milk

¼ cup canola oil

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups fresh, chopped cranberries


1 cup powdered sugar

1 to 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

All You Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and ½ inch up sides of a 9x5-inch metal loaf pan; set aside. To make the streusel, in a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.

2. For bread batter, in a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in center of the flour mixture; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk, oil, orange zest and vanilla. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle streusel topping over batter. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight.

3. After cooling and storing bread overnight, mix glaze. For glaze, in a small bowl combine powdered sugar and orange juice. Spread glaze over bread.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: 220 calories, 6g fat, 2g saturated fat, 120mg sodium, 38g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 23g sugar, 3g protein

Sharon Sinner


Sharon Sinner

March 24, 1941 – Nov. 9, 2017

FREMONT — Sharon Virginia (Ellison) Sinner, born March 24, 1941, in Fremont, passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at the age of 76.

She graduated from Mead High School in 1958 and attended the University of Nebraska where she met her husband and was married at the Marietta Presbyterian Church near Mead on Aug. 2, 1959.

Sharon lived in West Virginia from 1959-75, Minnesota from 1975-84, Ohio from 1984-86 and then came to Fremont. She co-owned Shardell’s Gifts in Fremont.

She is survived by sons, Don Sinner Jr. (Lucy) and Dan Sinner (Lorine) of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Tristan and Alysha Sinner; sister-in-law, Hermine Safford (Stubs) of Waterloo; nieces, Deb, Cynthia and Mary; nephews, Jim Jr. and David.

Preceded in death by her parents, Wilmer and Virginia (McFarlane) Ellison; and brother, James Ellison Jr.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Marietta Cemetery near Mead.

Memorials are suggested to the Dodge County Humane Society.

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

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James Moore Jr.


James Moore Jr.

Feb. 28, 1927 – Nov. 13, 2017

FREMONT — James H. Moore Jr., 90, of Fremont died at Nye Legacy on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

He was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Hominy, Oklahoma, and graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1945. Jim attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and graduated in 1949. Jim has been involved in banking since 1947 in Omaha, Gering, and then moved to Fremont as the first employee of the newly chartered First State Bank in 1956. He was elected Executive Vice President in 1961, and then promoted to President in 1968. He became Chairman of the Board in 1987, when he and 10 Fremont businessmen purchased First State Bank. Jim retired as Chief Executive Officer in 1992.

Jim married Maria Munro on Nov. 10, 1951, in Omaha.

He is survived by his wife, Maria; six daughters, Barbara (Dennis) Noyes of Andover, Kansas, Mary (William) Piernot of Westminster, Colorado, Katie (Randy) Price of Lincoln, Maggie (Malcolm) Peters of Fremont, Amanda Koris of Omaha, and Betsy (Kevin) Hulett of Fremont; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

For 60 years, Jim has served his community in numerous ways: Chairman of the YMCA Foundation, Fremont Area United Way, and Fremont Industrial Foundation. He served as a board member to the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Memorial Hospital Foundation, Fremont Area Community Foundation, Greater Fremont Development Council, Fremont YMCA Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Fremont Area Art Association, Kiwanis Club, Fremont and Elkhorn Valley Railroad, and Fremont Golf Club. He also served as an Elder and Foundation Trustee at The Presbyterian Church in Fremont.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 16, at 11 o’clock at The Presbyterian Church in Fremont. Rev. John Ashley officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 4-8 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Dugan Funeral Chapel Fremont. Memorials have been established to the Fremont YMCA, Fremont Presbyterian Church, and the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Condolences may be left at Dugan Funeral Chapel, 751 N. Lincoln Ave., Fremont.