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74 year old Gayle Spiker Conkling of Herman, formerly from Blair, passed away August 31st. She is survived by her husband, Douglas, daughter Kristi Gillett, Step-children Beth Conkling, Alissa Gorgone, Patrick Dostal, Sister Jodeen McCourt and their families. A memorial gathering is this Sunday, 4-6pm at Campbell Aman

63 year old Jerome “Jerry” Christiansen of Castle Rock, Colorado - formerly of Blair, passed away August 22nd. He is survived by his wife, Jenny, his children Jake, Joni Clements, siblings Scott and Michael and other family members. A Celebration of Life is tomorrow morning 10:30 at First Lutheran Church of Blair.

66 year old Bruce Gilliland of Blair passed away August 28th. He is survived by his mother, Mary, siblings Lyle, Tom and Marsha and other family members. A Celebration of Life is 10:30 next Friday, September 15th at Reach Church.

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71 year old Linda Newbanks Childers of Fort Calhoun passed away August 14th. She is survived by her children, Brian, Michael and Wendy, her siblings Harold Newbanks and Monica Pingel and their families. Visitation is tomorrow morning at 10, the memorial service follows at 11 am, both at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Calhoun.

81 year old Rodney Mayo of Omaha and Fort Calhoun died September 5th. He is survived by sons Russell and Robert Mayo, and sister in law Judi Mayo and other family members. Visitation is this Sunday from 5-7, the Masonic Service is at 7pm, both at Sievers-Sprick, A graveside service is Monday, 10:30 at the Fort Calhoun Cemetery


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