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OBITUARIES 09.22.23 Brought to you by SCHMIDT MEMORIALS of Blair

78 year old Ila Hawkins Davis of Tekamah passed away September 20th. She was the Burt County Clerk for several years. She is survived by her children, Robert and Kevin Davis, Anne Marx and their families, siblings Peg Doncheski and Harriet Schafer and other family members. Visitation is Saturday, September 30th at 9:30, the Celebration of Life starts at 10:30, both at First Presbyterian Church of Tekamah.

96 year old Wallace Merriam of Blair passed away May 29th. He is survived by his daughters Diane Bomback, Gail Wilson and Nancy Ruth, along with his sister, Kay Ivey. A celebration of life is tomorrow, 9am at Campbell-Aman.

53 year old Micheal Laaker of Bennington passed away September 7th. He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann, step daughter Michaela, his aunts and uncles among others. A celebration of life will be Saturday, October 21st at Cottonwood Cove in Blair

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78 year old Lola Sales Alley died September 19th. She is survived by her husband, Larry, children Debbie Alley, Lynette Morse, John Alley, Kenny Alley, siblings Bob Sales, Elma Clatterbuck and Beatrice Waldron and the Leonard Family of Blair among others. Visitation is Friday, September 29th 6-8pm, the funeral is Saturday, September 30th, 11 am at Cutler-Oneill.

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86 year old Duane Ehlert of Mondamin passed away September 16th. He is survived by his wife, Myrna, daughters Julie Florian, Connie Ehlert and Beth Brewster and other family members. Visitation is tomorrow at 9:30 to 11, the Celebration of Life is at 11, both at Reach Church in Blair.

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58 year old Mary Katzenberger Mabbitt, formerly of Missouri Valley, passed away September 16th. She is survived by her son, Anthony and his family, Sisters Roxy Moore, Renee Archer and brother Rob Katzenberger and other family members. Visitation is tomorrow, 10am, the funeral starts at 11:30, both at Fouts.

68 year old LeRoy Crom of Logan, formerly of Tekamah, died September 19th. He is survived by his mother, Norma Jean Schroeder of Tekamah, daughter Brenda Shields and her family, siblings Norman Barr, Debbie Dun and Denise Cowell, friend Vicky Lynch and other family members. Services will be held at a later date.

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