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Kuzelka Minnick Funeral Home

115 North Main Street
Pilger, NE 68768
(402) 396-3531
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Henry Heller

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Magnus, and Hawken First Lt. Michael Heller of San Antonio, TX Matthew (Becky) Heller of Blair and children-Millie and Vivie Andrew Heller of North Bend, NEDaughter- Roxie and husband Keenan Meyer of Pilger, NE and family Jamie (Kristina) Meyer of Lincoln Lacey (John) Amavi of Maple Grove, MN and daughter Stella Jenna (Eric) Andrews of Kingsley, IA and son BrockBrother-Andy (Lillian) Heller of Wisner, NESister- Anna Mae Breitkreutz of Wisner, NEHenry was preceded in death by his parents, sister-Henrietta Kruse and a brother-in-law- Francis Breitkruetz.

Kenneth Dohren

Monday, February 27, 2017

Kenny passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Wisner, NE.Kenneth Allen Dohren was born on February 22, 1943 to Aubrey and Irene (Fickler) Dohren in Pilger, NE. He was the third of six children, he lived on various farms throughout Stanton and Wayne Counties.Ken graduated from Pilger High School in 1961. After high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country and was honorably discharged in 1962.He was a hard worker, enjoying his many years as a truck driver hauling cattle, meeting people and telling jokes. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and always took pride in a well-manicured lawn. He spent many hours mowing after his stroke, mostly to keep busy. He also moved snow and helped his church as much as he could.He married Donna Jurgensen on July 27, 1991 and they operated Dohren Truck Repair together until his stroke in 2003. He remained involved in the business by offering advice, but was unable to do the work that he so loved.He and Donna enjoyed many trips out west on motorcycles, traveling through California, Oregon and Washington. He loved adventure and time away from his daily responsibilities. His siblings were an important part of his formative years, whether doing chores on the farm or getting into mischief. They had a lot of fun as a family and enjoyed spending holidays and special times together.He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Donna of Wisner; five daughters, Shelly Tarrin of Omaha, Teresa Campbell of Omaha, Stephanie and Mike ...

Lyda Hansen

Monday, February 27, 2017

Funeral Home in West Point is in charge of the arrangements.Lyda passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer, NE.Lyda Hansen was born on July 11, 1917 at Pilger, NE to Paul and Alvena (Jacobsen) Siegert. Lyda grew up on the family farm west of Pilger and attended Stanton Co. Rural School. She helped on the family farm and cleaned houses in Pilger. Lyda worked at the Little Gem Café in Wisner, Indian Trails Country Club and Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer.On January 14, 1951, she was united in marriage to Lindy Hansen, Sr. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE.Lyda was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beemer, Beemer American Legion Auxiliary #159, and the Beemer Fireman’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed making ceramic crafts, playing cards, and took care of a very large garden along with canning the produce.Survivors include-Son- Lindy Hansen, Jr. of Beemer, NE and family- Kevin and Jennifer Hansen, Jeremy Hansen and son-Clint, Sarah and Cody Marx and family- Morgan, Seth, Landree & TuckerSon-Larry and Linda Hansen of Wisner, NE and family- Tiffany and Phil Myer and daughter-Zoey, Jeff HansenSon-Garry and Beverly Hansen of West Point, NE and family- David Hansen, Kathy and Tyson Greenfield and daughter-Rebel, Anna Hansen and son-Gunner, Laura and Bryan Goeden and daughter Harley, Kelly Hansen, Daniel Hansen, Bobby Hansen,Kristy Hansen, Holly Hansen, and James HansenSister-in-law-Mabel Siegert of Norfolk, NELyda was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Lindy, Sr. on February 11, 2008, ...

Richard Koll

Monday, November 28, 2016

Private family graveside services for Richard A. Koll age 84 of rural Wayne, NE will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pilger Cemetery. Rev. Dale Topp is officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE.Richard passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, NE.Richard August Koll was born on October 8, 1932 near Winside, NE to August and Julia (Carr) Koll. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Winside, NE. Richard attended Wayne County Rural School District #16. He began farming with his father. In the early 1950's, Richard served in the U.S. Army in Germany.On September 23, 1955, he was united in marriage to Esther Reeg at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE. Richard continued farming, he also worked for several area cattle feeders and was employed at Michael's Foods in Wakefield from 1990 until retiring in 2000.Survivors include-Son-Randell Koll of Wayne, NEBrothers-in-law- Pete and Julie Reeg of Pilger, NETed and Marilyn Reeg, Jr. of Wayne, NEAlong with nieces and ne...

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Henry Heller

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Magnus, and Hawken First Lt. Michael Heller of San Antonio, TX Matthew (Becky) Heller of Blair and children-Millie and Vivie Andrew Heller of North Bend, NEDaughter- Roxie and husband Keenan Meyer of Pilger, NE and family Jamie (Kristina) Meyer of Lincoln Lacey (John) Amavi of Maple Grove, MN and daughter Stella Jenna (Eric) Andrews of Kingsley, IA and son BrockBrother-Andy (Lillian) Heller of Wisner, NESister- Anna Mae Breitkreutz of Wisner, NEHenry was preceded in death by his parents, sister-Henrietta Kruse and a brother-in-law- Francis Breitkruetz.

Kenneth Dohren

Monday, February 27, 2017

Kenny passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Wisner, NE.Kenneth Allen Dohren was born on February 22, 1943 to Aubrey and Irene (Fickler) Dohren in Pilger, NE. He was the third of six children, he lived on various farms throughout Stanton and Wayne Counties.Ken graduated from Pilger High School in 1961. After high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country and was honorably discharged in 1962.He was a hard worker, enjoying his many years as a truck driver hauling cattle, meeting people and telling jokes. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and always took pride in a well-manicured lawn. He spent many hours mowing after his stroke, mostly to keep busy. He also moved snow and helped his church as much as he could.He married Donna Jurgensen on July 27, 1991 and they operated Dohren Truck Repair together until his stroke in 2003. He remained involved in the business by offering advice, but was unable to do the work that he so loved.He and Donna enjoyed many trips out west on motorcycles, traveling through California, Oregon and Washington. He loved adventure and time away from his daily responsibilities. His siblings were an important part of his formative years, whether doing chores on the farm or getting into mischief. They had a lot of fun as a family and enjoyed spending holidays and special times together.He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Donna of Wisner; five daughters, Shelly Tarrin of Omaha, Teresa Campbell of Omaha, Stephanie and Mike ...

Lyda Hansen

Monday, February 27, 2017

Funeral Home in West Point is in charge of the arrangements.Lyda passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer, NE.Lyda Hansen was born on July 11, 1917 at Pilger, NE to Paul and Alvena (Jacobsen) Siegert. Lyda grew up on the family farm west of Pilger and attended Stanton Co. Rural School. She helped on the family farm and cleaned houses in Pilger. Lyda worked at the Little Gem Café in Wisner, Indian Trails Country Club and Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer.On January 14, 1951, she was united in marriage to Lindy Hansen, Sr. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE.Lyda was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beemer, Beemer American Legion Auxiliary #159, and the Beemer Fireman’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed making ceramic crafts, playing cards, and took care of a very large garden along with canning the produce.Survivors include-Son- Lindy Hansen, Jr. of Beemer, NE and family- Kevin and Jennifer Hansen, Jeremy Hansen and son-Clint, Sarah and Cody Marx and family- Morgan, Seth, Landree & TuckerSon-Larry and Linda Hansen of Wisner, NE and family- Tiffany and Phil Myer and daughter-Zoey, Jeff HansenSon-Garry and Beverly Hansen of West Point, NE and family- David Hansen, Kathy and Tyson Greenfield and daughter-Rebel, Anna Hansen and son-Gunner, Laura and Bryan Goeden and daughter Harley, Kelly Hansen, Daniel Hansen, Bobby Hansen,Kristy Hansen, Holly Hansen, and James HansenSister-in-law-Mabel Siegert of Norfolk, NELyda was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Lindy, Sr. on February 11, 2008, ...

Richard Koll

Monday, November 28, 2016

Private family graveside services for Richard A. Koll age 84 of rural Wayne, NE will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pilger Cemetery. Rev. Dale Topp is officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE.Richard passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, NE.Richard August Koll was born on October 8, 1932 near Winside, NE to August and Julia (Carr) Koll. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Winside, NE. Richard attended Wayne County Rural School District #16. He began farming with his father. In the early 1950's, Richard served in the U.S. Army in Germany.On September 23, 1955, he was united in marriage to Esther Reeg at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE. Richard continued farming, he also worked for several area cattle feeders and was employed at Michael's Foods in Wakefield from 1990 until retiring in 2000.Survivors include-Son-Randell Koll of Wayne, NEBrothers-in-law- Pete and Julie Reeg of Pilger, NETed and Marilyn Reeg, Jr. of Wayne, NEAlong with nieces and ne...