Obituaries

Joan Elaine Garnatz, 82, Clarinda, formerly Red Oak, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2023, at the Clarinda Regional Hospital.Joan was born Aug. 30, 1940, near Nodaway, the daughter of Ralph Wayne and Florence Elizabeth (Morhain) Smith. She was raised in the Nodaway area, graduating from the Villisca...
Wade M. Schaefer, 49, Red Oak, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak.Wade Meredith Schaefer, the son of Robert Schaefer, was born March 19, 1974, at Dekalb, Ill. Wade was raised and graduated from high school in Denver, Colo. He...
Gordon Eugene Viner, 78, of Omaha, formerly of the Henderson and Emerson area, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, Neb.Gordon was born June 7, 1945, in Omaha, Neb.A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.  The Nelson-Boylan-LeRette...
Selma Sue Cline, 89, passed from this life Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.Selma Cline, daughter of Andrew Jackson Taylor and Colva Lillie Jones Taylor, was born April 19, 1934, in Hartman, Ark. Selma received her education in Osceola High School, graduating in 1952.  She...
Yvonnie Johnson Gord, 51, Dakota City, passed away Monday evening, July 17, 2023, at Accura HealthCare of Pomeroy.She was born July 25, 1971, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Carl and Jolene (Platt) Goettsche.   Yvonnie is survived by her husband Steve of Dakota City; her children, Andrea August of...
Ernest W. Spangenberg, 93, Bill to family and friends, passed away May 28, 2023, of natural causes.Bill was born Aug. 19, 1929 in Red Oak. The son of Ernest and Dorothy Spangenberg, he was the eldest of three, Jo Ann (Johnson), and Allen (deceased 2010).Bill graduated from Red Oak High and went on...
Jacob Brenner Helberg, 21, Stanton, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2023, in Red Oak.Jacob was born Oct. 26, 2001, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Gary and Michele Helberg.Survivors include his parents, Gary and Michele Helberg.Burial will be at a later date at the Washington Cemetery in Gravity. Memorials...
Dwight Delbert Mellott, 85, Red Oak, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital.Dwight was born Dec. 27, 1937, in Red Oak, the son of Delbert and Ruby (Newman) Mellott. He graduated from Wales Lincoln High School in 1955 and attended college at Iowa State...
Virginia Lea “Ginny” Houston, 69, Omaha, Neb., passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at the Lakeside Hospital in Omaha.  Virginia was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Red Oak, the daughter of Gordon and Betty (Brown) McMullen.Preceding her in death were her parents.Survivors include her sons, Jason Putnam of...
Sandra M. Gray, 79, Coburg, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at her home following an extended illness.Sandra Marie Gray, the daughter of Burnell and Helen (Gorski) Hopkinson, was born March 14, 1944, in Anderson, Ind.Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Donald.Sandra...

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