Dennis L. Bauman, Sr., 80, of Falls City, passed away Oct. 6, 2015 at Falls City. He was born July 10, 1935 to the late William and Violet (Cochran) Bauman.
Dennis was raised at Arago and following his schooling at Arago and Fargo he started farming with Clarence Bauman before enlisting in the U. S. Army. He served in the U. S. Army from 1957 until being honorably discharged in 1959.
When he was discharged the from the Army, he married Linda Thomas on Nov.28, 1959 She passed away May 7, 2015. The couple established their home in Kansas City where he worked construction with his brother, Vincent. They moved back to Falls City in 1964 to farm with Clarence full time. They moved into the present family home in 1967 and he lived there until 2014 when he moved into Falls City Health Care Community. He retired from farming in 2009. He loved to farm, go deer, coon and coyote hunting and made homemade wine.
Dennis is survived by his sons, Dennis (Stephanie) Bauman, Jr., Mark (Jenny) Bauman, and Jim Bauman and special friend Cindy Campbell, all of Falls City. Daughters: Terri (Carl) Messner, and Angie Bauman and special friend Kevin Sopoci, all of Falls City; sisters, Evelyn Bast of Surprise, AZ and Joan Wilson of Lexington Park, MD; 14 grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by His parents, wife, brothers, Lawrence, Jerry, Richard and Vincent; sisters, Mary Ann Koerner, Delores Gatschenberger and a granddaughter, Jessica Cook.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Rulo with Father David Oldham officiating. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery. Military graveside honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard.
The family will received friends following the rosary. A Parish Rosary will be recited on Thursday at 7:00 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.


Michael J. Hershberger, 40, of Overland Park, KS, (formerly of Tecumseh) passed away Oct. 2, 2015.  He was born February 13, 1975 to Larry and Jan (Anderson) Hershberger in Lincoln.
    Michael was baptized on March 16, 1975 and confirmed in 1987 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh. Michael attended St. Andrew Catholic School through the eighth grade, graduated from Tecumseh High School with the Class of 1993 and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University. While attending NWMS Michael was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity and President of Epsilon Nu Chapter.  
  Michael loved athletics and was very active in both football and track in high school. He enjoyed Nebraska Football and basketball.  Michael was an avid Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs fan. Michael was a good friend to everyone he knew.  
   He is survived by his parents, Larry and Jan (Anderson) Hershberger, sister, Michelle Hershberger and fiancé Mike Stevinson of Kansas City, KS, grandmothers, Marcella Hershberger and LuEtta Anderson both of Lincoln, aunts and uncles, Charlotte and Larry Nedrow of Waverly and children, Stephanie and Heather, Curt and Jeanne Stade of Minden and children, Melissa and Andrew, Geri Anderson of Boulder, CO and children, Conrad and Spencer and Bill and Jolene Near of Tampa Bay, FL and children, Christa, Missy and Charlie, numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.
  Michael was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Hershberger and Ray Anderson.
 Mass of Christian Burial was be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh, with Father Craig Clinch officiating. Memorials may go to the family’s choice.  Interment will be in the St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery, Tecumseh. Online condolences may be left at


Lorene Jane Schuman, 97, of Penryn CA, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. She was born Aug. 17, 1918 in Craig, MO to John and Armitha Ousley.
    She is survived by her sons, Albert Paciuti, CA; Terry (Karen) Murphy, of White Cloud; Charles ‘Doc’ (Rebecka) Paciuti, CA and daughter in law, Mary Murphy, TN.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Stanley Murphy and husbands, Frant Mackey; Marvin Murphy; Al Paciuti and Jack Schuman.
    A service was held on Sept. 24, 2015 at East Lawn Mortuary Chapel in Sacramento, CA.


Bill Dean Bartlett Sr., 60, of Crete died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 after a heroic year-long battle with colon cancer. He was born Dec. 29, 1954 to Wilbur and Ardene Bartlett,
Bill was raised in Falls City, and graduated from Falls City High School in 1973. While achieving his Associates Degree in Electrical Technology from SCC Milford, Bill met the love his life, Lynn Rechtenbach on the tennis courts in the Milford park. From then on they were nearly inseparable and were married on Jan. 24, 1976. Bill and Lynn lived in Milford and Lincoln for many years, before settling on an acreage on the edge of Crete in 1992. Bill worked as an electrician for Bunge Milling in Crete for over 20 yrs. He also enjoyed classic cars and was a member of the Prairie Region of the Plymouth Owners Club.
Bill lived an honorable life, and his highest priority and interest was always his family including his three children: Crystal, Bill Jr, and Rebecca. Bill always put his family above everything else. He was a simple and quiet man, but his riches were in his family and his greatest treasures were his 5 granddaughters Katlynn, Becca, Shelby, Lyberty and Dacoda. Bill lived his life in a positive and caring way, and had little concern for most the extraneous fluff of today’s society. His free time was spent reading or watching educational shows about cars, history, and homesteading practices, although he did have a love of science fiction.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn, his beloved dog Kisha of Crete; children, Crystal (Shawn) Dewey of Crete, Bill (Melissa), of Beatrice, Rebecca Bartlett and fiancé Andrew of Lincoln; granddaughters, Katlynn Dewey; Rebecca Corter; Shelby Bartlett; Lyberty Bartlett and Dacoda Bartlett. His mother, Ardene Bartlett of Crete; father-in-law, Jim Karpisek of David City, and brother Bob Bartlett of Falls City. Bill will be remembered by numerous family, friends and coworkers.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Bartlett and mother-in-law, Shirley Karpisek.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at Kuncl Funeral Home in Crete.  Rev. Rod Lyon will officiate. Bill’s wishes were to be cremated, there will be no visitation. Bill had a love of nature and trees were very important to him.
Memorials in lieu of flowers care of the family for future designation or you can plant or donate to the family a tree or shrub in his honor so that his love of life and family will live on.


Kenneth Oberst, 93, of Falls City, formerly of Gladstone, MO, passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. He was born on Sept. 3, 1922 at Falls City to the late Edwin and Lena (Brecheisen) Oberst.
Kenneth graduated from Falls City High School in 1941. He married Anna Jean (Kennedy) Oberst in Fremont, on April 22, 1961. Anna passed away May 27, 2006. Kenneth was an avid fisherman, golfer, he did handcrafting and leather stitching. He loved his dogs. He was Line Patrol Foreman for Williams Pipeline and retired on Dec. 1, 1989 after 37 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Anna, a Sister Mildred (Oberst) Pflaum, two brothers, Robert W. and Virgil E. Oberst.
Kenneth is survived by three sisters. Juanita Hanika and Lavern Sherrill, of Falls City. Velma Koenig of Lexington, TX, Sister-in-law Wilma Oberst of Falls City; 15 nieces and nephews, their spouses and many great nieces and nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at the White Chapel Funeral Home in Gladstone, MO at 2:00 pm Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers are nieces and nephews of Kenneth. Memorials may be made to St. Lukes Heart Association.