Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at the First Christian Church, with Pastor David Bigley officiating. Interment will take place at the Evergreen Home Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 9-11 a.m. on Friday at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice, as well as at the church for one hour preceding the service. A family prayer service will be held at 1:45 p.m. on Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church and the Susan G. Komen Foundation (For The Cure), with the funeral home in charge.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice, with David A. Bigley officiating. There will be no viewing, due to cremation. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army. A memorial has been established to the Nebraska State Stroke Association.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at the Christian Church in Humboldt, Neb., with Pastor Howard Blecha officiating. Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt, Neb. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Inurnment will be at the Humboldt Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the wishes of the family, with a later designation.
John's funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beatrice, with burial in the St. Joseph cemetery. His family says this should be treated as a celebration of John's life. It was a good life and John enjoyed it to its fullest. The body will lie in state on Friday from noon to 8 p.m., with a scriptural prayer service starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Graveside memorial services will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at the Czech Cemetery of rural Table Rock, Neb., with Pastor Howard Blecha officiating. There will be no visitation. For those who cannot make it out to the cemetery, family would like to invite them to a time of fellowship and refreshment in the basement of the United Methodist Church in Table Rock following the service. Memorials may be made to the family's choice.
Willa F. Rabstejnek
Willa F. (Rickman) Rabstejnek, 88, of Table Rock passed away on Feb. 12, 2018. She was born on April 4, 1929 at Humansville, Mo. to Charles and Orba (Abbott) Rickman. The family moved to Nebraska and settled on a farm near Crab Orchard, Neb.
Willa attended country school near Crab Orchard and attended Lewiston High School, where she graduated. She took normal training at Peru State College. She taught in rural schools in Johnson and Pawnee counties.
She was united in marriage to Philip Rabstejnek on Aug. 20, 1953. To this union, three sons were born, Charles, Rick and Randall. They lived on a farm east of Table Rock. Willa was employed at the Pawnee County Veteran Service Office for 45 years. She was a member of Brown-Hays unit 289 Legion Auxiliary, VFW 5289, Eastern Star and the Jolly Workers Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip; her son, Randy; her grandson, Aaron; her parents, Charles and Orba Rickman; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Jay and Helen Rickman, Lou and Ilene Rickman, Charles (Buzz) and Lois Rickman; and her brother-in-law, Dave Davison.
She is survived by her sons, Charles and Cheryl Rabstejnek and Rick Rabstejnek; her sister, MaryLou Davison; her grandchildren, Philip and Loni Rabstejnek, Sara Rabstejnek and Adam Lloyd and Ryan Rabstejnek; as well as her great-grandchildren, Katie, Rylie, Lucas and Sadie.
Graveside memorial services will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at the Czech Cemetery of rural Table Rock, Neb., with Pastor Howard Blecha officiating. There will be no visitation. For those who cannot make it out to the cemetery, family would like to invite them to a time of fellowship and refreshment in the basement of the United Methodist Church in Table Rock following the service. Memorials may be made to the family's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.wherrymortuary.com.