Obituaries

MARY L. (BAUMAN) LINDSTROM





Mary Lynn (Bauman) Bachle Lindstrom, 63, of Omaha, passed away at home Monday after a courageous year-long battle to overcome cancer. She was born on Feb. 9, 1953 to Marvin and Berdine Bauman.

Upon graduating from Peru State College with an education degree, Mary taught school for one year in Falls City and the next seven years at Tekamah-Herman Public Schools. That was followed by a successful 31-year career at Mutual of Omaha in the Information Tech Dept. She loved challenges, was committed to finding solutions to those challenges and inspired those around her to do the same. She loved sports; that included Nebraska football games. She loved to travel, having been to the UK, France, Belize, Mexico and the Hawaiian Islands many times with her husband and friends. Mary had the life philosophy to work hard but when it was time to have fun go all out and all out she did. She will be truly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mary is survived by her husband, Eldon Lindstrom, of Omaha; brothers, Merlin (Shirley) and Allan (Marcella) Bauman, all of Falls City; and nieces and nephews, Amy (Bill) Nussbaum, Matt (Julie) Bauman, Danelle (Matt) Cromer, Jennifer (James) Keller, Joe (Karrie) Bauman, and nine great-nieces and nephews, all of Falls City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Falls City. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 7909 Mormon Bridge Rd., Omaha. A prayer service will begin at 6:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

ZELLA SCHAWANG





Zella Schawang, 93, of Falls City, passed away May 10, 2016 at Falls City. She was born Dec. 24, 1922 to the late John and Nellie (Cozad) Schlicker.
Zella was raised in Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School in 1940. She worked at One Stop Café where she met her future husband.  She married Peter Schawang on Jan. 1, 1943 at Falls City. He passed away Aug. 11, 1994. Once the couple was married they established their home in Falls City until moving to Salem where they lived for 15 years until returning to Falls City. She worked as a cook until becoming employed at Pamida where she worked in the office as a book keeper. She retired in 1992.
She is survived by her sons: Joseph Thomas (Cheryl) Schawang, Olathe, KS; Michael (Janet) Schawang, Omaha; daughters, Zita Ebel, Hiawatha; Lisa (Kiven) Moormeier, Roca, NE; sister, Twila Strukooff, Lincoln; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law, Gene Ebel, and four brothers.
Services will be held Thursday, May 12, 10:30 AM at the Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Pastor Andrew Chavanak officiating.  Interment will be held at Steele Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8:00 PM at the Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.

RICKY L. RHODD





Ricky L. Rhodd, 61, of Lincoln,  passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Veterans Hospital in Grand Island. The son of Richard Rhodd and Celia (Hellwig) Miller, he was born on Feb. 27, 1955 in Falls City, one of three children born to this union.

Ricky was a member of the Iowa Tribe and was raised in Rulo. He attended school in Falls City and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served his country honorably.

He moved to Lincoln, where he worked mostly as a laborer in a factory specializing in manufacturing and fabrication. Ricky was a cowboy at heart and loved it.

In 1993, he was united in marriage to Joy Snyder and they later divorced. He was a proud father of three sons, a loving grandfather and brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Duane Rhodd.

He is survived by his sons, Brian Green, and Jacob and Aaron Rhodd; grandsons, Bryson and Byron Green; sisters, Connie (Scott) Elrod, Anita (Ed) Delong, and Toni (Wayne) Allen; other relatives and friends.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Tesson Cemetery on the Iowa Tribe Reservation near White Cloud. Graveside military honors will be provided by the Iowa Tribal Honor Guard. Viewing and visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Hall Funeral Home in Falls City. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m.

REX RUDDER





Rex Rudder, 37, of Humboldt, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Humboldt. He was born March 9, 1979 at Falls City to Rex Rudder and the late Debra (Hayes) Lear.

Rex was raised in Falls City and attended Falls City Public Schools. On July 5, 2003 he married Michele Porter at Falls City. When married, the couple established their home in Falls City and moved to Humboldt in 2008. He was self-employed, working in construction, tree work and as a farm hand. He also worked for the City of Humboldt. He was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Rudder, of Humboldt; daughters, Ashley and Samantha Rudder, of the home; father, Rex Rudder, of White Cloud, KS; brothers, Aaron  (Ariane) Rudder, of Salem, and Jeremy Rudder, of Peru; sister, Cynthia (Brian) Jones, of Kansas City, MO.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016 at Candlelight Cabin at Stanton Lake in Falls City. No viewing or visitation.

Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.


Z. 'TINY' BUCHHOLZ





Zita “Tiny” Buchholz, 99, of Falls City, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at Falls City. She was born on Feb. 27, 1917 near Barada to the late John and Gertrude (Elam) Oslin.

On June 1, 1934, she married Frank Buchholz at Falls City. Mr. Buchholz passed away on Sept. 3, 1971.

Tiny was raised in the Barada area and attended Falls City High School. When married, the couple established their home on a farm near Barada and she became a homemaker and farm wife. She and her husband owned Frank’s Place in Barada for a few years then moved to her husband’s family farm in 1954. She continued to live on the farm until moving into Falls City in 1992.

Tiny was employed as a nurse’s aide at Falls City Hospital.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Does Drove #56, both of Falls City.

Tiny is survived by a daughter, Shirley (Byron) Meinzer, of Falls City; five grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kenneth; husband; brothers, Carl, Buck and Johnny Oslin; sisters, Juanita Runyan, Lula Chism, Myrtle Pierce and Jean Dickes.

Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Rev. Andrew Chavanak officiating. Interment will be in Harris Cemetery at Barada. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.