Willajean Watson ASHLAND - Willajean Watson's graveside service is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Ashland Cemetery. Following the service, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Ashland Methodist Church.

Elisabeth M. Vosgershian OMAHA - Elisabeth Vosgershian, 90, passed with love on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Immanuel Fontenelle Home, Omaha. Born Feb. 20, 1928, in Europe, she married a U.S. Army Veteran, raised four children in Massachusetts, retired from Texas Instruments, and moved to Florida, p…

Charles Everett Rouse CENTRAL CITY - Charles Everett Rouse, 91, of Central City died Nov. 5, 2018 at Litzenberg Memorial Long Term Care in Central City. Funeral was Nov. 8, with burial at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Memorials are suggested to the family and condolences can…

Jack Christensen WAHOO - Jack Christen-sen, 93, of Wahoo died Nov. 6, 2018 in Wahoo. He was born May 31, 1925 to Holger and Metha (Pedersen) Christensen. Jack grew up in Stromsburg and graduated from Stromsburg High School in 1943. The following September, he enlisted in the United States Ar…

Evelyn Turner YUTAN - The funeral service for Evelyn Turner, 93, of Yutan was Nov. 10 at the Yutan Funeral Home. Interment was at Hollst Lawn Cemetery. Evelyn Elizabeth Johnson Turner was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Yutan to Gus and Greta (Swenson) Johnson. She grew up in Yutan, where she attended …

WAHOO – Jack Christensen, 93, of Wahoo died Nov. 6, 2018 in Wahoo. He was born May 31, 1925 to Holger and Metha (Pedersen) Christensen. Jack grew up in Stromsburg and graduated from Stromsburg High School in 1943. The following September, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his …

ASHLAND – Willajean Watson’s graveside service is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Ashland Cemetery. Following the service, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Ashland Methodist Church.

YUTAN – The funeral service for Evelyn Turner, 93, of Yutan is 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Yutan Funeral Home. Visitation is noon to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Interment is at Hollst Lawn Cemetery.

CENTRAL CITY – Charles Everett Rouse, 91, of Central City died Nov. 5, 2018 at Litzenberg Memorial Long Term Care in Central City. Funeral was Nov. 8, with burial at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.

Donna R. Wurst LINCOLN - Donna R. (Samek) Wurst, 85, died Oct. 26, 2018. She was a homemaker. She is survived by daughters, Lynne Veburg and Karen Wurst; son-in- law, James Schonewise; and three grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband, Dale; son, Steven; daughter, Kathleen; and pa…

Evelyn M. Williams FREMONT - Evelyn M. "Dolly" Williams, 99, of Fremont passed away Oct. 30, 2018 at Nye Legacy in Fremont. Evelyn was born July 1, 1919 in Arlington to Louis and Augusta (Brinkman) Melvard. She is survived by son, James (Nancy) Williams of Cedar Bluffs; daughter, Elizabeth "…

Kellie A. Hansen GREENWOOD - Kellie A. Hansen, 30, of Greenwood died Nov. 3, 2018 at her home in Greenwood after a battle with cervical cancer. She was born April 15, 1988 on Hahn Air Force Base in Germany to Norman Hansen and Cherie Nye. Kellie graduated from Wahoo High School in 2006. Kell…

Rose Ellen Vanek COLUMBUS - Rose Ellen Vanek, 73, passed away Nov. 3, 2018 at her home. She was born to Thomas and Anna Shalon on June 4, 1945 in David City. She grew up on her family's farm northeast of Brainard. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic Grade School and graduated from East Butler…

Dalene Ballou FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Dalene Ballou passed away Oct. 25, 2018 in Fort Collins, Colo. She was born in Ashland, May 23, 1933. Dalene graduated from Ashland High School in 1951 where she was valedictorian and prom queen. She was an educator for over 40 years, and wrote a math book…

Willajean Watson ASHLAND - Willajean (Mansfield) Watson, 92, of Ashland, passed away on Oct. 27, 2018. She was born Dec. 30, 1925, in Lincoln, to Ethel Ferne and George Earl Mansfield. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1943. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1943 where she…

Viola McCright LINCOLN - Viola "Vi" Anna Helena McCright, 101, of Lincoln, formerly of Wahoo, died Oct. 26, 2018 at her home she shared with her only child in Lincoln. She was born Sept. 28, 1917 in Ithaca to Fredrick and Emma (Thoms) Fil-brandt. On March 23, 1940, she was married to Joe McC…

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    OMAHA – Elisabeth Vosgershian, 90, passed with love on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Immanuel Fontenelle Home, Omaha. Born Feb. 20, 1928, in Europe, she married a U.S. Army veteran, raised four children in Massachusetts, retired from Texas Instruments, and moved to Florida, painting in oils, and …

COLUMBUS – Rose Ellen Vanek, 73, passed away Nov. 3, 2018 at her home.

GREENWOOD – Kellie A. Hansen, 30, of Greenwood died Nov. 3, 2018 at her home in Greenwood after a battle with cervical cancer. She was born April 15, 1988 on Hahn Air Force Base in Germany to Norman Hansen and Cherie Nye. Kellie graduated from Wahoo High School in 2006.

ASHLAND – Willajean (Mansfield) Watson, 92, of Ashland, passed away on Oct. 27, 2018. She was born Dec. 30, 1925, in Lincoln, to Ethel Ferne and George Earl Mansfield. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1943. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1943 where she earned a teachin…

LINCOLN – Donna R. (Samek) Wurst, 85, died Oct. 26, 2018. She was a homemaker. She is survived by daughters, Lynne Veburg and Karen Wurst; son-in-law, James Schonewise; and three grandchildren.

LINCOLN – Viola “Vi” Anna Helena McCright, 101, of Lincoln, formerly of Wahoo, died Oct. 26, 2018 at her home she shared with her only child in Lincoln.

FREMONT – Evelyn M. “Dolly” Williams, 99, of Fremont passed away Oct. 30, 2018 at Nye Legacy in Fremont. Evelyn was born July 1, 1919 in Arlington to Louis and Augusta (Brinkman) Melvard.

Maria Osborn Gillies BANGKOK, Thailand - Maria Osborn Gillies, 83, of Don Sai Province, Bangkok, Thailand, passed away Oct. 23, 2018 in Thailand. She was born Oct. 15, 1935 in Don Sai Province, Bangkok, Thailand. She moved to Talmage with her husband Robb Osborn in 1974. She is survived by h…

Helen Potter VALPARAISO - Helen Potter, 89, of Valparaiso passed away Oct. 25, 2018 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo. Helen was born Sept. 24, 1929 in rural Weston to Andrew and Tillie (Miriovsky) Furasek. She attended Rural District 74 country school. She was united in marriage to Benj…