Obituaries And Death Notices

Gladys M. Ruhnke Obituary, Fairbury News Now Nebraska NE

Gladys M. Ruhnke Obituary Dec. 5, 2017

Gladys M. Ruhnke, 93 of rural Fairbury, NE passed away December 5, 2017 at the Bryan East Hospital.  She was born April 27, 1924 to…

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Jimmy Dean Wise was born January 9, 1929 in Fairbury, Nebraska. He was the second child of Zina L. Wise and Sybil M. Mitchell Wise. He died at Fairbury on November 24, 2017 at the age of 88. Jimmy was baptized into the Christian faith at the First Methodist Church in Fairbury on Easter Sunday in 1940. He attended schools in Fairbury, kindergarten through grade twelve, and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1947. He later attended the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He was married to Leatrice Kay Johnson on December 28, 1948 at the First Christian Church in Fairbury. During his working life Jimmy was a U.S. Marine, a Nebraska State Patrolman and a Supervisor of Customer Services for United Airlines. Mr. and Mrs. Wise lived in California, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota and several locations in Nebraska. He was a member of the A.F. & A.M., American MENSA and the Sons of the American Revolution. During his younger years he enjoyed hunting and hiking. He was an avid fan of high school and college wrestling and other martial arts. Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother John. He is survived by his wife Leatrice of Fairbury, son Eric Wise of Fairbury, daughter Elizabeth Wise and her husband John Gray of Sabetha, Kansas and Grandson Caleb W. Gray and his wife Victoria Rifenbark of Carthage, Missouri. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many cousins. Services will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church – Hested Lee Chapel in Fairbury. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date.

Jimmy Dean Wise Obituary Nov. 24, 2017

Jimmy Dean Wise was born January 9, 1929 in Fairbury, Nebraska.  He was the second child of Zina L. Wise and Sybil M. Mitchell Wise. …

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Shirley A. Beran Obituary, Fairbury News Now Nebraska Ne

Shirley A. Beran Obituary Dec. 3, 2017

Shirley A. Beran 87 of Beatrice, NE. passed away December 3, 2017 in Beatrice. She was born August 14, 1930 in Diller, NE. to William…

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Arthur M. Smith Obituary, Fairbury News Now Nebraska Ne

Arthur M. Smith Obituary Dec. 2, 2017

Arthur Monroe “Smitty” Smith, 97 of Jansen, NE passed away December 2, 2017 in Fairbury. Arthur Monroe “Smitty” Smith was born December 10, 1919 at…

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Martha A. Knobel Obituary, Fairbury News Now Nebraska Ne

Martha A. Knobel Obituary Nov. 30, 2017

Martha was the fifth child born June 10, 1934 at Aurora, Nebraska to Maggie and Bernard Heuermann.  She attended rural District #86 near Phillips, NE. …

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Elaine M. Vieth Obituary, Fairbury News Now Nebraska NE

Elaine M. Vieth Obituary, November 26, 2017

Elaine M. Vieth 88 of Fairbury, NE. passed away November 26, 2017 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. She was born June 28, 1929 in Tomah,…

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Katherine Wadsworth Obituary, Fairbury News Now Nebraska NE

Katherine Wadsworth Obituary November 25, 2017

Katherine Wadsworth, 97, wife of the late Richard Wadsworth of Fairbury, NE passed away November 25, 2017 at Cedarwood Assisted Living in Fairbury. She was…

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Elnor Krehbiel Obituary, Fairbury News Now Nebraska NE

Elnor H. Krehbiel Obituary, November 17, 2017

Elnor Hope (Hinderliter) Krehbiel, 96, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Lane County Hospital in Dighton.  She was born April 4, 1921…

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Cheryl L. Chilen Obituary, Fairbury News Now Nebraska NE

Cheryl L. Chilen Obituary, November 5, 2017

Cheryl L. Chilen, age 74, of Gilbert, Arizona, formerly of Fairbury, Nebraska, died on November 5, 2017 after a long struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s…

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Walter R. Sears Obituary, Fairbury News Now Nebraska NE

Walter R. Sears Obituary, October 28, 2017

Walter R. Sears, 84, formerly of Jansen, NE, passed away October 28, 2017 in Salina, KS.  He was born June 27, 1933 to Garner and…

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