Cozad Resident: Margaret M. Paulsen, age 97 (1916-2014)

Margaret M. Paulsen, 97, of Cozad, Nebraska, died August 18th, 2014, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Margaret was born December 22nd, 1916, at Wisner, Nebraska, to John and Eliza (Ball) Horst. She attended school at Wisner and graduated with the class of 1934.
Margaret married Ervin "Polly" Paulsen in 1937 at Sioux City, Iowa. The couple moved to Cozad in 1938. Upon moving to Cozad, Margaret worked at Happ's Cafe and then went to work as a clerk at W.J. O'Conner's Dimestore for 28 years. She also volunteered at the Thriftshop in Cozad for nearly 20 years. She was a member of the Cozad United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Margaret enjoyed embroidering and other hand work. She loved to play cards at the Cozad Elks Lodge ladies night. She was an avid reader and cherished time spent with her family. She will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ervin in 1987; son, Gary Paulsen in 2006; two brothers and one sister.
Margaret is lovingly survived by her grandson Michael Paulsen of Omaha, Nebraska; two granddaughters, Melinda Baker of Dewitt and Tracy Beranek of Milford, Nebraska; eight great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Judy Paulsen of Omaha and a brother, Leonard Horst of Wisner.
Services will be held (today) Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Smith officiating.
A private family burial will be prior to the service.
Memorials are suggested to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or to the family. Online condolences may be shared at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials Are Suggested: Gary Lee Suhr, age 67 (1947-2014)

Gary Lee Suhr, 67, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died August 17th, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
He was born July 2nd, 1947, in Tilden, Nebraska, son of Gustav and Magel (Emde) Suhr.
Gary grew up in Nebraska at Wisner, Pilger and Lodgepole. He lived in Lexington, Nebraska, from 1970-1979. He then moved to Gothenburg where he lived the rest of his life. Gary married Ira on May 26th, 1979, at Cozad, Nebraska. Gary enjoyed gardening and working on cars. The thing he enjoyed the most was spending time with his granddaughter.
Surviving are wife, Ira Suhr of Gothenburg; son, Steve (Sonja) Suhr of Bancroft, Nebraska; brothers Glenn (Mitzi) Suhr of Scribner, Nebraska; Leonard (Linda) Suhr of Lodgepole, Nebraska; sister, Edna (Dallas) Hartman of Oshkosh, Nebraska; four grandkids along with nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, Otto and Zelda Emde, parents-in-law, Alexander and Irlande Markin, uncle and aunt, Melvin and Lois Emde.
Services will be held (today) at Gothenburg Cemetery, August 21st, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. with Lonna Grabenstein PMA officiating.
Burial will take place in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the American Lutheran Church 1512 Avenue G, Gothenburg, NE 69138, Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department 602 Tenth Street, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to

Lexington Resident: Niels Edward Royle, age 43 (1971-2014)

Niels Edward Royle, 43, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Sunday, August 17th, 2014, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington.
He was born January 30th, 1971, in Loup City, Nebraska, to Loren and Joyce (Hughes) Royle. After the family moved to Lexington, he attended school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1990. He then went on to further his education at Southeast Community College in Lincoln.
Niels lived most of his life in the area except when he lived in Gillette, Wyoming where he worked for Crole Ready Mix and Kissex Company. His last job was working for Kearney Crete and Block.
He was a fun-loving guy who enjoyed being with family, friends, camping, playing darts, hiking and just chilling. He will be so dearly missed.
Niels was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington.
Survivors include his mother; Joyce Royle of Lexington; two brothers, Glen Royle and Loren Royle both of Ft. Collins, Colorado; two sisters, Debra (Mike) Abrams of Lexington and Becki (Scott) Meredith of Lincoln, Nebraska; a niece and nephew; Aaron and Andrea Reimers and two grand-nephews; Gage Clifton and Madden Lueking; as well as cousins, extended family and many friends.
Preceding him in death were his father, Loren; brother, Leroy; two uncles and grandparents.
The family has honored his wishes for cremation. There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington with Vicar Josh Stibb officiating.
Inurnment will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences online with the family by visiting:

Russell Lyle Jensen, age 92 (1922-2014)

Russell Lyle Jensen, 92, died August 6th, 2014, peacefully in Gods comfort. He died two months apart from his wife, Lois Jensen. He did not suffer, nor was he alone.
Russell served in the US Army during WWll, fought in France and Germany under General Patton and helped liberate the Buchanwald Concentration Camp.
Russel is survived by son, Paul Jensen; daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Jensen and grandson and granddaughter, Jon and Adriane Jensen;
his only remaining brother, Robert (Bob) Jensen and his wife, Osa Jensen and numerous nieces and nephews who were all close to their hearts.
Military services will be held at Ft. McPherson in Maxwell, Nebraska on August 26th, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Lois Vivian Jensen, age 92 (1922-2014)

Lois Vivian Jensen, 92, died June 10th, 2014, peacefully in Gods comfort. She died two months apart from her husband, Russell Jensen. She did not suffer, nor was she alone.
Lois is survived by son, Paul Jensen; daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Jensen and grandson and granddaughter, Jon and Adriane Jensen and sisters, Doris and Mollie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who were all close to their hearts.
Services will be held at Ft. McPherson in Maxwell, Nebraska on August 26th, 2014 at 1 p.m.

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