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Roy L. Neemann

Roy L. Neemann

Roy L. Neemann, 46, of Fairbury died Nov. 7, 2017 in Lincoln. Roy was born in Omaha on Aug. 9, 1971 to LaVern 'Butch' and Barbara (Mumby) Neemann. He worked at Circle D Manufacturing in Wymore and was a member of ISCET. Roy enjoyed working on computers and cars. He was proud of his education and was still working to obtain degrees and certifications at the time of his death. Some of his accomplishments from SCC-Milford Campus included Electronics Service Technology, A.A.S. in 1992; Electronic Engineering Technology, A.A.S. and Electronic System Specialist, A.A.S., both obtained in 1993; and Manufacturing Engineering in CAD, A.A.S. in 1997. He was also a member of SME, where he earned his Manufacturing Technologist Certificate in 1997.

He was an honor roll award recipient for successfully obtaining 429 credit hours from 1997-2000 from the Manufacturing Engineers Institute.

Roy is survived by his parents, LaVern 'Butch' and Barbara of Fairbury; special friend, Jennifer Casey-Johnson of Lincoln; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Edith; grandparents, Norma and Pete Neemann and Delbert and Carrie Mumby; uncles LeRoy Neemann, Don Mumby; and aunts, Carolyn Mumby and Caroline Mumby.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family for future designation. Condolences may be left at

Roger H. Pence

Roger H. Pence

Roger passed away from complications of diabetes. He is survived by his wife, Jola; sons, Brian of Imperial Beach, Calif. and Corey (Bridget) of Westminster, Colo.; daughter, Melody (Todd) Hixon of Laramie, Wyo.; grandchildren, Bryce, Trent, Ryan and Samantha; brothers, Royce (Pat) of Kansas City, Mo. and Randy (Robin) of Falls Church, Va.; sisters, Virginia (Dean) Gould of Raleigh, N.C. and Carol (Gene) Roschewski of Ogden, Utah; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, George and Maxine Pence; and his grandparents, Harvey and Margaret Dunbar and Bert and Nellie Pence.

Roger was raised in Holmesville. After graduation, he joined the Navy. The computer technology experience he gained in the Navy set him on an extensive worldwide career in the computer field. His final job landed him in Santa Clara, Calif. where he remained in his retirement.

In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association at

Funeral notices

Kathleen E. Allen

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Pleasantview Cemetery in Pickrell, Neb. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Owasso Feline Rescue, located at 8411 N. 116th East Place, Owasso, OK 74055.

Gerald E. Folkerts

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell, with Pastor Jerry Gilbreath officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Pickrell. A family prayer service will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice, with Myron Dorn, Leon Dorn and Wesley Dorn in charge. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour preceding the services on Saturday.

Today in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2017. There are 50 days left in the year. This is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I ended as the Allies and Germany signed an armistice in the Forest of Compiegne (kohm-PYEHN'-yeh).

On this date:

In 1620, 41 pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a "body politick."

In 1778, British redcoats, Tory rangers and Seneca Indians in central New York killed more than 40 people in the Cherry Valley Massacre.

In 1831, former slave Nat Turner, who'd led a violent insurrection, was executed in Jerusalem, Virginia.

In 1889, Washington became the 42nd state.

In 1917, Liliuokalani (lee-LEE'-oo-oh-kah-LAH'-nee), Hawaii's first and only queen and its last monarch, died in Honolulu at age 79.

In 1921, the remains of an unidentified American service member were interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.

In 1938, Irish-born cook Mary Mallon, who'd gained notoriety as the disease-carrying "Typhoid Mary" blamed for the deaths of three people, died on North Brother Island in New York's East River at age 69 after 23 years of mandatory quarantine.

In 1942, during World War II, Germany completed its occupation of France.

In 1966, Gemini 12 blasted off on a four-day mission with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. aboard; it was the tenth and final flight of NASA's Gemini program.

In 1972, the U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese, symbolizing the end of direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.

In 1987, following the failure of two Supreme Court nominations, President Ronald Reagan announced his choice of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, who went on to win confirmation.

In 1992, the Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.

Ten years ago: President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Pakistan would stick to its January schedule for parliamentary elections, but set no time limit on emergency rule. Marking his fifth Veterans Day since the invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush honored U.S. troops past and present at a tearful ceremony in Texas.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and said the Sept. 11 generation had "written one of the greatest chapters" in the country's military service, toppling a dictator and battling an insurgency in Iraq, pushing back the Taliban in Afghanistan and decimating al-Qaida's leadership.

One year ago: President-elect Donald Trump shook up his transition team as he plunged into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations. Three days after Election Day, President Barack Obama used his last Veterans Day speech to urge Americans to learn from the example of veterans as a divided nation sought to "forge unity" after the bitter 2016 campaign. Actor Robert Vaughn, 83, died in Connecticut.

Today's Birthdays: Actress June Whitfield (TV and film: "Absolutely Fabulous") is 92. Actress Bibi Andersson is 82. Country singer Narvel Felts is 79. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is 77. Americana roots singer/songwriter Chris Smither is 73. Rock singer-musician Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) is 72. The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is 72. Rock singer Jim Peterik (PEE'-ter-ihk) (Ides of March, Survivor) is 67. Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller is 66. Pop singer-musician Paul Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 66. Rock singer-musician Andy Partridge (XTC) is 64. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 64. Rock singer Dave Alvin is 62. Rock musician Ian Craig Marsh (Human League; Heaven 17) is 61. Actor Stanley Tucci is 57. Actress Demi Moore is 55. Actress Calista Flockhart is 53. Actor Philip McKeon is 53. Rock musician Scott Mercado is 53. Actor Frank John Hughes is 50. TV personality Carson Kressley is 48. Actor David DeLuise is 46. Actor Adam Beach is 45. Actor Tyler Christopher is 45. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 43. Actor Scoot McNairy is 40. Rock musician Jonathan Pretus (Cowboy Mouth) is 36. NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez is 31. Actress Christa B. Allen is 26. Actor Tye Sheridan is 21. Actor Ian Patrick is 15.

Thought for Today: "Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information." — Kurt Vonnegut, American author (born this date in 1922, died 2007).