Obituaries

DOUG RUE





Doug Rue, 61, of Falls City,  passed away July 1, 2015 at Falls City. He was born October 2, 1953 at Humboldt, to the late Ranselaer and Bernice (Crews) Rue.

Doug enlisted in the U. S. Army on April 1, 1971. He earned a National Defense Service Medal and an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He was honorably discharged on February 21, 1973 at Ft. Riley, KS.

Doug was raised at Falls City and attended Falls City High School. Following his discharge he returned to Falls City and did construction work, then worked for Missouri Beef Packers for eleven years and then became employed by the Nebraska Department of Roads for twenty-seven years until 2011 when his health failed. He was a member of Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard and Falls City Elks Lodge #963.

On October 19, 1973 he married Pam Harkendorff at Zion United Church of Christ, northeast of Falls City.

Doug is survived by his wife, Pam of Falls City, children, Paul and his wife Sara of Falls City, Kelli Kennel and her husband Loyal of Falls City, brothers, Richard of Falls City, Larry and his wife Marcia, Terry and his wife Sheila both of Wilber, NE, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his by his parents, brother, Ronnie and sisters, Patty Coolen and Karen Schulenberg

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Reverend Fay Ann Blaylock officiating. Military honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard.

BETTY A. BOONE





Betty A. Boone, 80, of Falls City, passed away July 2, 2015 at Lincoln. She was born December 2, 1934 at Platte City, MO to the late Bud and Mary Katherine (Crobarger) Stubbs.

Betty was raised in the Platte City area and graduated high school at Dearborn, MO in 1952, winning a state basketball championship her senior year. Following graduation she helped on the family farm. When married the couple established their home in Payola, KS, then the family moved to Kansas City and then to Globe, AZ, and to Falls City in 1990 and she has lived here since. She was a homemaker her entire life and liked to roller skate, quilt and garden.

On December 31, 1954 she married Robert O. Boone at Platte City, MO.

Betty is survived by her husband, Bob of Falls City, daughter, Bobbie Pickard and her husband Michael of Falls City, brother, Bob Stubbs and his wife Elizabeth of Payola, KS, grandson, Michael Selleck and his wife Melanie of Mound City, , great-grandchildren, Kaite and Morgann Selleck. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Howard, J.C and Harold and a sister, Georgie Lee.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Daniel Farley officiating. Interment will be in Steele Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4-5:00 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.

LARRY E. BRAZAU





Larry Eugene Brazau, 69, of Wichita, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Clearwater, KS. He was born in Falls City on May 8,1946, the first son and second child to William Rudolph and Helen Marie (Bauman) Brazau.  

He graduated from Falls City High School in 1965 and immediately joined the U.S. Navy. Larry wed Susanne Constantine on July 10, 1966 after a long-distance relationship. He and Susanne lived in Milton, FL before moving back to Falls City in 1969.

Larry worked for Fleskoski’s Food Basket while in high school, as well as after his return, and also worked for the City of Falls City until re-enlisting in the Navy in 1974 and moving to Glenview, IL. He was an aviation storekeeper until his discharge in 1977, when he and his family moved back to Nebraska. Larry was a “jack-of-all-trades,” holding jobs as a maintenance man, carpenter, electrician, appliance repairman and as a substitute minister.

His biggest passions were serving the Lord, his family and fishing. Larry knew the Bible from cover-to-cover and wasn’t afraid to share scripture. He served as both a deacon and an elder. His love for his wife, children and grandchildren ran very deep. Some of his fondest memories were of fishing with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Treva; sister, Vikki Jean Brazau; half-brothers, Joseph William Brazau and David Darryl Wistuba; and step-sister, Betty Jean Stewart.

He is survived by his wife, Susanne, of Wichita, KS; sons, William John Sr. (Debra), of LaVista, and Ronald Eugene (Angela), of Plattsmouth; daughter, Catherine Susanne (Michael) Weddle, of Peck, KS; grandchildren, Anthony Eugene Sutherland, William John Jr. and Ryan Martin Brazau, and Victoria Lynn Weddle; step-grandchildren, Josh Martin, Terryn Martin, Chloe Budd and Tristan Freeburg; half-sister, Judith Alene Wistuba, of Trimble, MO; half-brother, Donald Dean Wistuba, of Topeka, KS; step-brother, Glenn LeRoy (Judy) Murphy, of Falls City; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home. Interment will be in Steele Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

BONNIE R. CARLILE





    Bonnie R. Carlile, 79 of Auburn, passed away Saturday, June 20, at the Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn. The daughter of John Rutz and Edna (Clark) Rutz, she was born on Oct. 5, 1935 at Verdon.
    She was raised in Richardson County and was a graduate of Peru State College. Bonnie earned her Masters Degree from UNL in the field of Education and taught at Red Oak, IA, Plattsmouth, Peru State College, and Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. In 1973, Bonnie was named an Outstanding Educator of America.
    She married Donald K. Carlile in August 1973.
    In 2013, Bonnie received a Meritorious Service Award and was inducted into the Peru State College Athletic Hall of Fame. She started intercollegiate athletics for women at PSC, founding both the women’s basketball and softball programs. She also coached volleyball. In addition, Bonnie organized and started a group of referees with money from concessions to work area high school volleyball games and organized and expanded the annual PSC volleyball tournament, which hosted 40 teams by its 25th year and was the longest-running high school tournament in Nebraska at the time.
   She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Auburn. In 2009, she moved to Longs Creek Assisted Living in Auburn, and to Good Samaritan in recent years.
    Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edna Rutz, formerly of Dawson; her husband, Donald; and a sister-in-law, Pat Dalrymple.
    She is survived by nieces, Ruth Torbert of Opelika, AL, and Lana Cullen, of Cave Creek, AZ; and many cousins and friends.
    A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn, with Rev. John Henderson officiating. Burial will be at the Glasco (KS) Cemetery at a later date. No viewing, though visitation will be Friday, June 26 at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn, with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m.

PAUL BENNETT





Paul Bennett, 96, of Falls City, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Falls City. He was born on June 30, 1918 at Kansas City, MO to the late Grover and Elsie (Beets) Bennett.
    Paul served in the Infantry in World War II.  
    He was raised in Kansas City, MO and graduated from Paseo High School in 1935. He lived most of his life in Kansas City, MO before moving to Rulo in 1988.
    Paul is survived by a special friend, Angie Binder.
    He has been cremated and no services will be held. Inurnment will take place at Forest Hill Calvary Cemetery in Kansas City, MO at a later date.
     Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, of Falls City, is in charge of arrangements. More information can be found at www.dorrandclark.com