Omaha — Preceded in death by wife, Mary L. Mitchell. Survived by sons, Gregg (Donna) Mitchell, Ken Mitchell, David (Kim) Mitchell; grandchildren, Molly (Scott) Slater, Kim (Aaron) Broweleit, Logan Mitchell, Merrill Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Liam and Sidney Slater; special friend, Cindy Fontanello. Bob attended Minne Lusa School and graduated from North High School in 1945 where he had romanced Mary and married her in 1949. Bob and Mary truly enjoyed 65 years together in their Christian faith while raising the boys, traveling, skiing, Tangier Shrine fellowship and entertaining family and friends at their summer lakeside cabin and Colorado condo. Bob had a great sense of humor and lived life to its fullest. Bob served in WW II as an engineer in the Philippines whose battalion repaired and replaced navigational towers destroyed in battle—notably in areas where the enemy was unaware the war had ended and refused to surrender in each instance without a fight. After the war, Bob obtained his engineering and business degree from UNO and joined his father in a real estate brokerage that grew into a full-service real estate and appraisal firm called R.F. Mitchell and Son which continues to thrive today as Mitchell and Associates, Inc. Bob was also a member of Tangier Shrine, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Lodge 302, OES.
Visitation is Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Roeder Mortuary. The service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Lutheran Church of The Master, 2617 S. 114th St., Omaha. Inurnment at Evergreen Memorial Park, Omaha. Memorials to Tangier Transportation and Lutheran Church of the Master.
Survived by parents, Dan and Diane (Sylvis) Kauble; sisters, Danyelle (Max) Kuenning of Cranberry, Pennsylvania, Cassady Kauble of Grand Rapids, Michigan; aunts and uncles, Wayne and Paula Sylvis of Punxatawney, Pennsylvania, Jerry and Barb Kauble of Kansas City, Missouri.
Alma Helen White, age 98, of Casper, Wyoming, formerly of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at her home. Alma was born Oct. 15, 1921, at Howells, Nebraska, to Frank and Emma (Everett) Dlouhy.
Alma married John V. White on Sept. 23, 1944, in Omaha. While they resided in Omaha she worked at the Martin Bomber Plant during World War II where she met John while carpooling. After moving to Fremont she worked at Hinky-Dinky, retiring after 20-plus years. John preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1992, and son, John “Pat” White, on Oct. 29, 2017. She has been residing in Casper for the last 13 years.
Alma was a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont. She loved her family, dancing, bowling and an occasional casino visit. She was a terrific cook and baker.
She is survived by son, Robert White of Fremont; daughters, Connie Ashba of Casper, Wyoming, and Mary (Shane) Rock of Elkhorn, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Joseph White of Westside, Iowa; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and several nieces.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, John ‘Pat” White; brother, Frank Dlouhy; 3 sisters, Stella Schulte, Vlasta Konsel and Emma Pekarek; and son-in-law, Leo Ashba.
The funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont. The Rev. Fr. Bill Cremers will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and a Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, all at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation continues on Saturday 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont.
Germaine Marie Purdum, 94, of Fremont, Nebraska, formerly of Malcom, Iowa, passed away on Jan. 12, 2020, at Dunklau Gardens.
Germaine, daughter of Remi Arthur and Celina Marie (DeClercq) Schinckel, was born in the Brooklyn, Iowa, area on March 1, 1925. Germaine was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Church in Brooklyn and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She attended country school in Scott Township, and graduated from Montezuma Community High School. Following graduation Germaine worked for a time at the Montezuma State Bank, and then in the Poweshiek County Recorder’s Office.
Don and Germaine Purdum were married at St. Patrick Church on June 14 (Flag Day), 1947, and celebrated 66 years of marriage before Don’s passing in 2013.
The couple lived briefly in Des Moines where Don was a mechanic at a private airfield. Germaine attended comptometer school and worked for a downtown business in the Liberty Building. Processing payroll for the candy concessions of the Blank movie theater chain was among her responsibilities.
The couple returned to the Montezuma area in 1949 to pursue farming. The couple purchased the ancestral Schinckel family farm in 1967. Germaine worked by Don’s side until the couple retired from farming in the 1980s.
Germaine is survived by son, Neal Purdum of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter, Jean (Leo) Hanson of Fremont; grandson, Eric (Julie) Hanson of Scribner; granddaughter, Celina (Chuck) Kucera of Fremont; great-grandchildren, Paige and Brynn Hanson, Carlee, Cassidy, and Callan Kucera; stepgreat-grandchildren, Kenzi and Bradyn Tschirren; many family members, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and sisters-in-law.
The family would like to thank staff at Dunklau Gardens for the care and love they showed Germaine, and to Methodist Fremont Health Hospice for their care and compassion.
Memorials may be directed to Methodist Fremont Health Hospice.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, from 4-7 p.m. with family present from 5-7 and Rosary service at 7 p.m., at Dugan Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Craig C. Reis, 70 years, of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at his home. He was born March 23, 1949, in Fremont to Charles and Doris (Hilgenkamp) Reis.
He was a 1967 graduate of Fremont High School and a U.S. Army veteran. Craig was self-employed, working with carpet and flooring for Kavich’s. After he retired from flooring, Craig committed his time to woodworking, stain glass and home improvement.
Survived by sons: Nick (Ann) Reis, Springfield, Nebraska, and Andy (Samantha) Reis, Ft. Worth, Texas; brother, Mike Reis, Fremont; and grandson, Jack.
Preceded in death by parents and brother, Rick Reis.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.
Georgia J. Jones, age 73, of Fremont died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Dunklau Gardens.
Georgia was born Nov. 17, 1946, in Fremont to John and Leona (Grotelueschen) Jones. She was raised in Fremont and attended Trinity Lutheran School and Fremont Public Schools. After her schooling, she worked several jobs including Kindler’s Restaurant, Harr’s Restaurant and finally retiring from Bergan as a custodian.
Georgia enjoyed going on drives looking for deer, putting puzzles together, and having family over for grill outs.
Survivors include: Greg Jones (son), Johnny Jones (grandson), Jordan Vance (granddaughter), Justina Sapo (granddaughter), Cynthia Neave (sister), Angelica Neave (niece), Heather Neave (niece), Andrea Peatrowsky (niece), Alicia Neave (niece) and many close friends.
Georgia was preceded in death by her parents and special friend, Joe Baker.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. The Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from noon until service time at the funeral home.