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Mildred Marie (Oldfield) Brown, 87, of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn, with Reverend Michael Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn. Interment will be at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Brownville.

Eugene “Gene” Charles Dahlke, 77, of Humboldt.  Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt, with Brother John Bennett and Pastor Dean Joy officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Roy Paul "Bud" Goracke, 81, of Weeping Water. Mass of Christian Burial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh. Private family burial will be held at a later date at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary.

Dixie D. Johnson, 83, of Wymore. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday Dec. 30, 2016 at Wymore Methodist Church with Pastor Marilyn Hasemann and Pastor Lori Miller officiating. Burial will be at the Wymore Cemetery. The body will lie in state on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting relatives and friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and in state at the church one hour prior to the service. A memorial has been established to Beatrice Community Hospital Hospice and the American Cancer Society to specifically benefit gallbladder cancer research.

Margaret T. Kaserman, 101, of Beatrice. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at the PEO Home, 413 N. 5th Street in Beatrice. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa. There will be no public viewing or visitation. A memorial to the PEO Home and the Diabetes Association with the funeral home in charge.

Lovelle F. Kracke, 90, of rural DeWitt. Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of rural Clatonia with Pastor Steven Kahrs officiating. Burial will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion Post #101 of Wilber. A memorial to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church with the church elders in charge. A family prayer service at 10 a.m. on Friday in the fellowship room of the church. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice until 9 p.m. on Thursday and at the church one hour preceding the services on Friday. The family will meet and greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Fox Funeral Home.

Ernest B. Smethers Jr., 95, of Beatrice. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at the Christ Church Episcopal in Beatrice with Reverend Marilyn Hasemann officiating. Private family inurnment will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery at a later date.

Irene Sokolik, of Beatrice. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Pastor Doyle Karst officiating. Burial will be in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln. A memorial has been established to the American Legion Auxiliary and Lancaster County Salon #92 8-40. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice until time of services on Thursday.

Buck D. Welsh, 84, of Fairbury. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Kyle Bendorf and Lana Likens officiating. The family will greet friends Thursday, Dec. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gerdes Meyer Funeral home in Fairbury. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery.

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