Gary A. Tullis, 80 years, of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at Methodist Fremont Health. He was born Dec. 7, 1939, in Le Mars, Iowa, to John and Frances “Dolly” (Peterman) Tullis.
Gary grew up in the Remsen, Iowa, area. He married Carol Via on Oct. 26, 1968, in Le Mars. They lived in Missouri for a few years, then to Norfolk, Nebraska, for 30 years where he managed the Truck Haven Cafe. They moved to Fremont in 2013.
He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, bowling, fishing and gardening.
Gary is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Jonathan (Rachael) Tullis of Arlington, Nebraska, Justin (Wendy) Tullis and Nathan Tullis, all of Lincoln, Nebraska; daughters, Jennifer (Matt) Campbell of Valparaiso, Nebraska, Nikki (DeWayne) Kalin of Canadian, Oklahoma, and Sara Tullis of Lincoln; brothers, Jack Tullis, Bob (Joyce) Tullis and Randy (Shirley) Tullis; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bruce and Dennis; great-granddaughter, Charlotte.
The funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont. Visitation on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m., also at St. Patrick’s. Private interment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum in Sioux City, Iowa.
Memorials are suggested to the Archbishop-Bergan Schools band program.
Kearney resident Donald D. Crosby, 77, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney, Nebraska.
Donald chose cremation and there will be no visitation. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak, Iowa. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Donald was born on March 12, 1942, in Lakewood, Ohio, to Lloyd and Edna (Shepherd) Crosby. He grew up in Arlington and Fremont, Nebraska. Donald was a music lover and played the banjo. He enjoyed bluegrass music and also enjoyed renaissance events. Donald loved animals, especially dogs. Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
William E. “Bill” Barnhart Jr., age 94, of Fremont passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Fremont. Bill was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Mountain Grove, Missouri, to William E. Sr. and Dona M. (Freeman) Barnhart.
He married Ilene “Sis” Raffety on June 15, 1946. Bill served in the Navy in WWII and Korea. He then worked at Hormel for 37 ½ years.
Survived by sons, William L. (Leslie) Barnhart of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Donald Barnhart of Fremont; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents; wife; sister, Betty Jean Davis; and daughter-in-law, Sara Barnhart.
The funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation is Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Moser's. Visitation on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial with military honors conducted by Fremont Honor Guard of VFW Post 854 and American Legion Post 20 at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorial to Fremont VFW Post 854 or the Fremont Honor Guard.
Robert “Bob” Hartford was born July 3, 1936, to Alta and Victor Hartford in rural Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska. He enjoyed all of the benefits and trials of growing up on a family farm around the time of the Great Depression. He attended country school until high school, where he graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School in 1953. It was in high school that Bob developed his love for the game of football, especially the Nebraska Huskers. After high school, he attended Midland College on a football scholarship. Shortly after arriving he realized that the college wasn’t for him, and he enlisted in the United States Air Force.
While stationed in Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina, Bob met the love of his life, Wilma. On June 15, 1957, they were married in Charleston. They welcomed their only child, daughter Lori, in 1961. The three of them spent many years traveling the globe and especially enjoyed their times in Japan and Hawaii. Bob retired from the Air Force in 1980 as a Chief Master Sergeant and shortly after became the general manager of the Fremont Golf Club in Fremont, Nebraska. He spent 19 fun-filled and eventful years in that position, and may have even worked a little between the red beers and card games. Bob and Wilma moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, in the spring of 1998 to be closer to Lori and her family.
He passed away on Jan. 19, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his daughter, Lori (John) Schaefbauer of Rapid City; his grandchildren, Bobbi and AJ (Ali) Schaefbauer of Rapid City; sister-in-law, Minnie Harford of Fremont, Nebraska; brother, Kent (Carroll) Hartford of Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska, and their family; brother, Keith Hartford of Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska and his family. He is also survived by his dear friends, Kathy (Kent) Adams, Jennifer (Mike) Grefe, Jaime (Mark) Long and their son Zhane, and partners in crime, Nick and Mike.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma; parents, Alta and Victor; brother, Gene; and sister-in-law, Julie.
A memorial party in celebration of Bob’s life will be held in Fremont, Nebraska, with later internment at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota. Dates are pending.
Behrens Wilson Funeral Home in Rapid City, South Dakota, is handling arrangements.
Ruth Ann Jimenez, 59, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away Jan. 19, 2020, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha.
Ruth was born Jan. 5, 1961, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Ramon and Rose (Ojeda) Jimenez.
Ruth was an exceptional cook for many of Craig Corn’s restaurants in Fremont.
She is survived by her son, David Paul Jimenez of Lincoln, Nebraska; mother, Rose Jimenez of Fremont; two brothers, Reuben and Robert (Leslie) Jimenez, both of Omaha; sisters, Cindy (Cory) Hartgrave of Fremont, Rebeca (Mark) Varga of Tekamah, and Mona (Doug) Schindler of Lincoln; grandson, Yzechiel Jimenez of Lincoln; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ramon; and brother, Rafael Jimenez.
The memorial service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont with Rev. Mike Washburn officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Robert W. Auch, age 93, of Fremont died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Methodist Fremont Health.
Robert was born Oct. 20, 1926, to William and Dora (Harder) Auch in Irvington, Nebraska. The family moved south of Fremont when Bob was young. Bob was a farmer his whole life starting when he was 13 years old milking cows and helping his father. He attended Carey High in rural Saunders County through the 10th grade. After his schooling Bob joined the U.S. Army and served from 1945 to 1946 as a Military Policeman spending time in Hawaii. Bob received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal while serving.
Bob married Shirley Belter on May 2, 1959. That day there was a terrible thunder and rain storm that knocked out the lights. The couple lived on the family farm from when they were married until 2014. Bob loved farming and as a couple they enjoyed dancing, bowling and traveling.
Bob was a member of First Lutheran Church in Fremont and was a member of the Bartek-Carlson American Legion Post 265 of Colon.
Bob is survived by a special girlfriend, Phyllis Stewart, whom he loved very much. He is also survived by a sister, Lois Steinbach of Fremont; brother-in-law, Robert (Phyllis) Belter of Sun City, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Shirley in 2014; brother, John; and his parents.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at First Lutheran Church in Fremont. Burial with Military Honors by American Legion Post 265 of Colon will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 265. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont.
On Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, Mona passed away peacefully at Valhaven Care Center in Valley, Nebraska, after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease since 2008. Preceded in death by son, Jim Schurman. Survived by daughters, Shelia (Bob) Hall of Fremont, Shirlee (Bob) Tourek of Ralston, Shari Cunningham of Waterloo, and Sheryl (Henry) Vaughn of Omaha.
The funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Reichmuth Funeral Home, Elkhorn, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Elkhorn. Memorials to the Waterloo Fire Department or Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com.
Ms. Kellner was born April 18, 1949, in Fremont, Nebraska, to Boyd and Judy (Allen) Kellner. She married her sweetheart, Randall Popken (Ph.D.), on June 11, 1985, in Lawrence, Kansas. Christie completed degrees in Business, English and Fine Arts (MFA).
Christie shared her love of creative arts as Instructor of Art History at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.
Naturally curious, she had a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and a gentle spirit.
Survivors include: mother, Judy Kellner of Fremont; and brothers, Mike Kellner and Quinn Kellner; nieces and nephews. Christie will be remembered for her smiles and laughter, her perseverance and kindness to others.
Gerald W. “Jerry” Anderson, 88, of Fremont died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at home.
Jerry was born March 31, 1931, in Fremont to John and Ida (Creamer) Anderson. He attended school in Fremont and graduated from Fremont High School in 1949. After his schooling, he worked as a journeyman carpenter for several local contractors and retired in 1991 after 45 years. He then worked as a building inspector for Dodge County from 2001 until 2005.
Jerry married Connie Ludwig in 1951 and together they raised four children. Jerry served in the Nebraska National Guard Engineering Company from 1947 until 1954. He enjoyed fishing, golf, hunting and watching his family grow up.
Survivors: wife, Constance “Connie” Anderson of Fremont; daughters, Catherine Gobar of Wisner and Deborah (Mike) Prather of Medicine Lodge, Kansas; sons, Martin (Sue) Anderson of Omaha, Michael (Julie) Anderson of Tekamah; 9 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jack.
The memorial service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will be in the Arlington Cemetery at a later date. A memorial fund will be determined.
LeRoy G. Fredericksen, 87 years, of Fremont, Nebraska, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont. He was born May 28, 1932, in Walthill, Nebraska, to Lloyd Fredericksen and Clara Tarrant Janssen.
He was raised at Bancroft, Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Navy from May 29, 1951, to May 13, 1955, during the Korean War. LeRoy married Evelyn Sellentin on Sept. 8, 1956, in West Point, Nebraska. He worked at Hormel, retiring from Hormel in 1994.
LeRoy was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, VFW Post 20, a dedicated member of the Fremont Honor Guard, former member of the Fremont Eagles Club, and he enjoyed bowling.
Survived by son, Todd (Carolyn) Fredericksen, Fremont; daughter, Kathy Miller (Chris Beerbohm), Fremont; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Gene (Shirley) Stara of Fremont.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Evelyn.
The memorial service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Memorial visitation from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at Moser’s. Military Honors by the Fremont Honor Guard will follow the service on Thursday.
Memorials to the Fremont Honor Guard or Katie the Comfort Dog.
Carrol Richard Dahl passed away in Fresno, California, on Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 88.
He was born to Harry and Margaretha (Low) Dahl (both Scribner natives) in Burlington, Colorado, on March 15, 1931. He was the youngest of six children. The family moved to Bennington, Nebraska, when Carrol was four, then to Fremont in 1944. Carrol graduated from Fremont High School, then from Midland Lutheran College (now Midland University) in Fremont, Nebraska. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves, then was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Korea.
Carrol married his wife Dorothy on Aug. 3, 1963. They met at Boston College where they both received their Master’s Degrees. He taught high school math for 35 years, 30 of them at Bullard High School in Fresno.
Carrol is survived by his wife Dorothy Dahl; daughter, Susan Dahl; daughter, Patricia Russell, and husband Troy; grandson. Andre Russell, all of Fresno. He is also survived by brothers-in-law, James Adrian of Bisbee, Arizona, and David Dorn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by three sisters, Lois Ludvigsen, Harriet Arandus, Marjorie Steinert Misfeldt, and two brothers, Clarence Dahl and Henry Dahl.
A memorial service will be held at the Saint Paul Catholic Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, CA 93710 on Friday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow.
Remembrances may be made to C.C.M.R.S. (Central California Mennonite Residential Services), 3825 E. Hampton Way, Fresno, CA 93726.
Gary Lee Fouraker lived a life of faith and was a wonderful family man, friend and mentor to so many. He passed away peacefully with family at his side on Jan. 17, 2020, at age 73 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.
Gary was born on March 14, 1946, to Charles O. Fouraker and Margaret L. (Ellis) Fouraker and raised on a farm near Falls City. He later moved to Columbus and graduated from Columbus High School in 1964. After completing a computer science program at Nebraska Technical College in Milford, he also earned two degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln – his Bachelor’s Degree in 1973 and his MBA in 1984. Gary taught electronic data processing at Nebraska Tech in 1968-1969 and spent 33 years at UNL (1969 to 2002) in various administrative positions. He first worked in the Bursar’s Office and then served as Associate Athletic Director for Business for 21 years.
Gary married Marilyn McGrew in 1967 and they had two children, Kari and Rob. After a divorce, he married Marcia (Johnson) Krafka in 2002. Gary was a devoted Husker fan and enjoyed golfing, fishing, reading, music and travel. He especially loved his grandchildren — all 13 of them — and cherished time with them. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Fremont where he served several years as an elder and a deacon. He was also an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Fremont, holding the treasurer’s position. Honors he received include Distinguished Alumni Award from Southeast Community College-Milford and Special Merit Award from the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. He was also recognized as a George Hixson Fellow by Kiwanis International.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles W. Fouraker; and brother-in-law, James Tiehen.
He is survived by his wife Marcia; son, Rob (DeAnne) Fouraker; daughter, Kari (Brian) Wrightsman; stepsons, Rodney Krafka, Greg (Chanel) Krafka and Darren (Chelsea) Krafka; grandchildren, Kelsey, Marissa, Brennan, Mikayla, Bennet, Christian, John, Christina, Zachary, Logan, Mira, Milo and Margaret; sister, Mary Tiehen; mother-in-law, Edna Johnson; brothers-in-law, Phil (Debra) Johnson and Murray (Christy) Johnson, sister-in-law, Paula Fouraker; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the Fremont Kiwanis Club or Fremont Presbyterian Church.
Fern A. Gifford, age 94, of Fremont died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Nye Legacy.
Fern was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Valley to Irving and Ann (Growcock) Moss. She was raised in Valley and graduated from Valley High School. She married Don R. Gifford on Sept. 24, 1944. While Don served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Fern worked at the Ordnance Plant in Mead. After Don finished his service the couple moved to Fremont and raised three children.
Fern was a member of the Arbor Vitae Chapter 92 Order of Eastern Star in Fremont.
Survivors: children, Robert (Maureen) Gifford of Chicago, Paul Gifford of Fremont, DeEtte (Frosty) Anderson of Lincoln; 5 grandchildren, Megan Gifford of Chicago, Marty (Jenna) Gifford of Fremont, Mark (Ginger) Gifford of Bennington, Giff (Betsy) Anderson of Lincoln and Emily (Chris) Hansen of Webster City, Iowa; 14 great-grandchildren.
Fern was preceded in death by her husband Don in 2011; parents; daughter-in-law, Melanie; sisters, Jeanine (Ronald) Grear, Ramona (James) Withee and Peggy Vancil. Fern was also preceded in death by sisters-in-law, Ruby (Ched) House and Marge (Charles “Pete”) Andersen.
The memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at First Lutheran Church in Fremont. The Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Fremont Family YMCA or the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Visitation with the family present will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont.