Obituaries

JOHN ROSENBERGER





John R. Rosenberger, 71, passed away on Aug. 23, 2016 at Falls City. John was born in Sioux City, IA, but lived most of his life in Papillion, NE.
In his early years he was an avid amateur photographer and Real Estate agent for N.P. Dodge. In his later years, along with his family, he simultaneously owned and operated 1 Potato 2 Potato, restaurants in Westroads and Oakview Malls, and Gold Coast Lounge in Omaha. While living in Las Vegas, he retired from Greyhound Lines after 27 years.
After moving to Falls City, he became a friend to creatures great and small (his birds) and was particular to Baby and Alley, (his cats). After retirement, he began his long and hardest journey, fighting the disease that finally took his life.
He is survived in this life by his wife of 42 years, Holly. Their children John S., Jessica J., Luke J., and John C.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Jackie Ann; his mother Florence and father Francis.
Viewing will be at Waterbury Funeral Home, 4125 Orleans Ave. Sioux City, IA. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
A Graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery, 2802 Casselman St., 10:00 am. Saturday, Aug.27. Please join the family for a luncheon at Golden Corral, 5230 Sergeant Rd. following the service.

DENNIS 'DENNY' LOCKARD





Dennis “Denny” Lowell Lockard, 81, of Stella, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Lincoln.
Denny was born Nov. 11, 1934 in Shubert, Nebraska to Dewey and Iva (Curry) Lockard.  Dennis grew up in Stella where he attended grade school.  He graduated from Stella High School with the class of 1953.  While in high school, Dennis was active in athletics competing in football, basketball, and track.
On Sept. 21, 1958, Dennis was united in marriage to Vivian “Darlene” McIntire. To this union four children, Dennise, Dennette, Dennis, and Darren were born.  The couple raised their family in Stella where Denny worked various jobs before he took over “Lockard Service” in 1968.  Denny operated the business for over 40 years before retiring.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals.  Denny was an avid “Huskers” fan that loved whatever sport was competing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Darlene, and brothers: J.D., George (Dorthy), and Byford (Loretta) Lockard.
Denny is survived by his loving children: Dennise (Lonnie) Reimer, Dennette Wheeler (Rick Gilbertson), Dennis (Derinda) Lockard, and Darren Lockard (Wendy Hemmer); eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister-in-law Nellie Lee Lockard of Stella; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the Stella Community Church in Stella, with Pastor Bill Stearns officiating.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, August 26 26, 2016, at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt.  Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Stella Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the family’s choice with a later designation.

MARGARET SCHAIBLE





Margaret E. Schaible, 95, of Falls City, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.
   There will be a private family graveside service at a later date.  There will be no viewing or visitation.
   She was born Feb. 5, 1921, at Falls City, the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Demeiz) Stump.  Margaret was raised in Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School in 1939.  
   She married John “Jack” Schaible on Dec. 22, 1945, at Falls City.  He passed away on Dec. 28, 1967.
   Once married the couple established their home in Falls City.  She worked at Falls City Hospital as a nurse’s aide.
   Margaret is survived by two sons, John (Gloria) Schaible of California, and Mike (Valerie) Schaible of Falls City.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Charles and Don, sisters, Virginia Harkendorff, Ima Jean Ames and Jane Suedmeier, and daughter, Ruth Arnold.
   Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City is in charge of arrangements (www.dorrandclark.com).

MARK NIXON





Mark C. Nixon, 90, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Falls City.  
   His funeral will be held on Monday, Aug. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tim Boatright officiating.  Interment will be in Steele Cemetery.  Open visitation and viewing will begin Saturday afternoon at the funeral home.
   He was born March 9, 1926, at Falls City, the son of the late Dennis and Neva (Bradbury) Nixon.  On July 23, 1950, he married Ruth Emigh at Bern, KS.  They were later divorced.
   Mark attended Hamlin High School at Hamlin, KS.  When married, the couple established their home on a farm near Reserve, KS, and later moved to a farm near Dawson, where he continued to farm until they purchased Flanagan’s Grill and moved to Falls City.  They renamed the business Nixon’s Grill.  He then operated the bar and cafe in Salem and was also a lineman for Great Plains Construction for 15 years.
   Mark is survived by two sons, Terry Nixon of Bellevue, NE, and Dennis Nixon of Hydro, OK, two daughters, Kathy Miner of Hiawatha, KS, and Dixie Wolf of Logandale, NV, a sister, Nellie Schuler of Falls City, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and ex-wife, Ruth Ann Nixon of Henderson, NV.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Lucretia Meinheit, brothers, Earl and Chester Nixon, a son-in-law, Mike Miner, a grandchild and a niece.

JUDY SLOMINSKI





   Judy Slominski, 72, of Falls City, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Omaha.
   She was born Jan. 28, 1944, at Austin, TX, to the late Tom and Adelyne (Nesladek) Beaty.  Judy graduated from Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, KS, in 1962.  She then attended and graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Lincoln as a Registered Nurse.  
   She married Dr. James Slominski on Aug. 18, 1964, at Superior, NE.  When married, the couple established their home in Falls City, where Dr. Slominski established a dental practice.  Judy was employed at Careage Estates for 44 years, retiring in 2008.  She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Falls City.
   She is survived by her husband, Dr. James Slominski, Falls City, daughters, Amy Yager of Omaha, Rochelle Mullen and her husband, Jim, of Omaha, and Dee Slominski of Osborne, MO; sons, Gregory Slominski and his wife, Dawn, of Elkhorn, Joshua Slominski and his wife, Jill, of Lawson, MO, Zachery Slominski of Omaha, and Tim Slominsky and his wife, Heather, of Liberty, MO; brothers, Tom Beaty of Washington State, Paul Beaty and his wife, Audrey, of Superior, NE, and John Beaty of Lake Mills, WI; grandchildren, Lauren Magill, Jacob Kyel and Claire Yager, Nick, Sarah and Margaret Mullen, Emma, Matt and Elizabeth Slominski, Addy, Tyson, Rylan, Leighton, Cooper and Isabella Slominski, Carter Slominski, and expecting another grandchild and great-grandchildren, and Joline, Mack and Luke Magill.
   Judy was preceded in death by her parents.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with Father Thomas Dunavan as the presiding priest.  Interment will be at the Falls City Catholic Cemetery.
   A Parish Rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends following the Rosary.  Viewing will begin on Monday afternoon. The family prefers memorials be made to Catholic Social Service in lieu of flowers.