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Barbara Hahn, 71, of Falls City, passed away Sunday, March 2019, 2015 at Falls City. She was born March 19, 1944 at Falls City to the late John and Capitola (Furnas) Young.

Barb was raised in Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School in 1962. She graduated from Peru State College with a teaching degree and taught at Salem for one year. On June 12, 1966 she married Larry J. Hahn at Falls City. When married, the couple established their home in Falls City and she worked at J.C. Penny, Pamida and Community Medical Center. She was also a bookkeeper for Young Music Co., which was owned by her father. She retired from the hospital in 1999 due to her health.

Barbara was a member of First United Methodist Church at Falls City.

She’s survived by her husband, Larry, of Falls City; son, Steven Hahn, of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Cherie (Mike) Frederick, of Falls City; granddaughters, Emma and Taylor Frederick, of Falls City.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, of Falls City, with Rev. Paul Weinert officiating. Interment will be in Steele Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. The family prefers memorials be made to family choice in lieu of flowers.


Linda Wylie, 65, of Falls City, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Falls City. She was born on June 3, 1949 at Winner, SD to the late Max and Marie (Loeffler) Goddard.

Linda was raised at Ogallala and moved to California in 1960. She worked in the bakery at Rayley’s Supermarket in Antioch, CA, for over 20 years until she retired due to her health. She moved to Falls City in 2008 to live with her sister.

She’s survived by sons, Robert (Julie) Wylie, of Brentwood, CA, and Chris (Becky) Wylie, of Waxhaw, NC; brothers, William Goddard, of Arizona, Lyle Goddard, of Champion, NE, and James Goddard, of Webber Falls, OK; sisters, Maxine Marrette, of Falls City, Shirline Lyons, of Warner, OK, and Bonnie Warren, of Preston, KS; and five grandchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert and Vaughn Wylie; and a sister, Josephine Galligher.

The body of Mrs. Wylie will be cremated and service will be held at a later date.

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


Russell Eugene Burns Sr., 73, of Dallas, OR, died at his home on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, surrounded by his family when he lost his battle with cancer. He was born in Verdon to Clyde and Vivian (Arnold) Burns, the seventh of 11 children.

He grew up on a farm and learned how to drive a tractor at a very early age, a skill and joy that lasted him all his life. He joined the U.S. Navy directly after graduating from high school in 1960, serving four years aboard ships in the Pacific arena.

Russell married Becky Lehnert while serving in the Navy and together they raised their four children. He was a man of great faith, firmly believing in Jesus as his Lord and Savior. This knowledge was a great comfort in his last days.

He was a journeyman welder by trade, traveling throughout the U.S. In 1990, he settled his family into a century old house outside Perrydale where he raised Jersey cows, chickens, and grandchildren. A farmer at heart, he enjoyed driving his vintage tracker, mowing his extensive lawns, bird watching, and traveling vacations with his wife of 52 years in their travel trailer.

Russell is survived by eight of his siblings; his wife, Becky; his daughters, Tammy (David) Ames, Jane Toliver; his sons, Russ Jr. (Jeannette), Daniel (Diana); six grandchildren, NiKelly, Jacob, Danny, Dillan, Rusty and Sammy.

He was preceded in death by one brother; one sister; and his beloved granddaughter, Paiten.

Private family services were held. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center was in charge of arrangements.


Aileen Fredricks, 85, of Falls City, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Falls City. She was born Jan. 23, 1930 at Austin, MN, to the late Walter and Camelia (Frederickson) Anderson.

Aileen was raised at Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1948. She worked as a switch board operator for many years in Minnesota.

In 1954, she married William Fredericks at Minnesota and they were later divorced.

When the couple married, they established their home in the Minneapolis area and later moved to Algonquin, IL, where she lived until moving to Falls City in 2014 to be near her son and daughter-in-law.

She is survived by a son, Gerry (Debbie) Fredricks, of Falls City; sisters, Helen Korsord, of Burnsville, MN, and Shirley Severtson, of Cathedral, CA; granddaughter, Caitlan Fredricks.

Aileen was preceded in by her parents; sons, William “Fritz” and Arnold Fredricks; daughters, Diane Fredricks and Camelia, in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, of Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Ann Chesnut, 86, of Reserve, KS, died Saturday evening, March 21, 2015, at Falls City Healthcare Community.

She married James E. Chesnut, Sr., at Selma, AL, on Aug. 21, 1944. He died in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Sondra Semon; three sisters and infant brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Judith Maddocks, of Chester, England; two sons, James Chesnut, Jr., of Reserve, and Larry Chesnut, of Falls City; sister, Lottie Josang, of Visalia, CA; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Services are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha, with Pastor Karla Shafer officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday, where the family will meet from 7-8 that evening. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mary Ann Chesnut Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home. A special message may be sent to the family at