William Scott Schock, 68, of Falls City, NE, passed away April 23, 2017 at Falls City. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Steele Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service time at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.


Loretta A. (Miller) Severin, 81, of Falls City, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Lincoln, NE. She was born June 16, 1935 at Wathena, KS to Aloysius and Frances (Studer) Miller.
Loretta was raised in the Leavenworth, KS area. She graduated from Immaculata High School, Leavenworth, in 1952 and from The Sisters of Charity School of Nursing in September 1955.
She married Ralph (Jerry) Severin on Oct. 19, 1957, at St. Joseph of the Valley Catholic Church in Easton, KS. She was a Registered Nurse until retiring in 1982. She lived in various places due to her husband’s service in the Air Force. They moved from rural Lolo, MT to Falls City in 1999.  Loretta spent many hours cultivating her flower garden and she shared those flowers with everyone. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, DAV Auxiliary, and Catholic Daughters of America, all of Falls City.
Loretta is survived by a son, Dr. Stephen (Ann) Severin, of Falls City, brothers, Robert (Gloria) Miller, of Kansas City, MO, Douglas (Vi) Miller, of Lonsdale, MN, sister, Alicia Sifford of Leavenworth, KS, and a granddaughter, Kayla Severin of Falls City.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph (Jerry) Severin in 2010, her parents Aloysius and Frances Miller, and sons Ronald Shane and Michael Shawn.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Thomas Dunavan as the presiding priest.
Inurnment will be in St. Benedict’s Catholic Cemetery at Bendena, KS.
A Catholic Daughters rosary will be recited on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4:30 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.
A Parish Rosary will be recited the same day at 6:30 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home in Falls City with family receiving friends following the parish rosary.


Violet J. Coolidge, 77, of Bayard, NE, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at her home.Violet was born Aug. 8, 1939 at Bayard, to John and Ethel (Clough) McDaniel.  
She received her education at Bayard. On Oct. 11, 1959 Violet was united in marriage to John E. Coolidge at the Bayard Church of Christ. The couple made their home in Bayard.
Violet lived in Bayard her entire life. She worked at Great Western Sugar Company during campaign and Chester B. Brown Bean Company during harvest. She worked as bookkeeper for Kelley Bean until her retirement in 2005.
Violet served on the Bayard Housing Authority Board, volunteered at the Bayard American Legion Post for countless hours serving meals, and was a volunteer at the Bayard Depot Museum.
Violet was all about her family.  She and John drove many miles to see their boys in their sporting events as well as other school activities. When the grandkids came along, she and John were in the stands and concert halls whenever they could be.
Visitors never left her house without a kind word, a hot meal, or a hug.
Violet is survived by her husband John; sons and daughters-in-law Donald (Betsy) of Falls, City, and Daniel (Michelle) of Bayard; granddaughters Jaime (Matthew) Sallman and Kelsey (Ryan) Dethlefsen; grandson Michael Coolidge; great-grandchildren Ella and Ezra Sallman and Luke Dethlefsen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donald Coolidge of Midland, TX, Vern (Shirley) Coolidge of Lewisville, TX, and Mary Helen Collamore of Williamsburg, VA; and special aunt Beverly McDaniel of Bayard.  She is also survived by several extended family and friends, especially her sons’ classmates who considered John and Violet their second parents.
Violet was preceded in death by her parents, brother Melvin McDaniel, in-laws Charles and Helen Coolidge, sister-in-law Mary Ann Coolidge, and brother-in-law Stan Collamore.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Bayard Church of Christ with Pastor Tom Smith officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Bayard Cemetery.  
Memorials may be given to the Bayard Volunteer Fire Department or the Bayard American Legion.


Vickie D. Schmid, 61, of Littleton, CO, passed away April 6, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Vickie was born June 13, 1955 in Humboldt, the daughter of Dallas and Beverly Joan (Kirkendall) Jaros.
They lived on the Miles Ranch farm southwest of Dawson. The family then moved to Texas, where Dallas worked in the oil fields for a brief period. They then returned to Falls City where Vickie spent her childhood, went to school, and married.
She had a son, Dallas Benjamin, in June 1976. On May 25, 1982 she married Robert Schmid at Four Mile Church in Humboldt. A daughter, Rhiannon Nicole was born on Sept. 1983. The family lived on the family farm until 1985 when they moved to Topeka where Vickie worked in a Grocery store deli, and later started her own cleaning business in Topeka. In 1988 they moved to Denver, CO, where the family resides currently. Vickie has owned her own cleaning business in Denver for over 28 years.
Vickie was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter who took tremendous joy in her family, especially her grandchildren. Vickie enjoyed the beach, ocean, outdoors, friends and family.
She was especially fond of Clearwater Beach, FL, along with Maui Hawaii, both of which we tried to visit often. The last vacation she was able to go on was to Maui and Kauai, where she enjoyed sharing the time with family, enjoying the beaches, ocean, and tropical environment. Vickie also had an ongoing love affair with panda bears, and accumulated quite a collection.
Later she moved on to beach and ocean memorabilia, many of which she enjoyed visiting. Among her other interest was music. Vickie started out with Rock and Roll, but after listening to new country music, her listening favorites changed. She was an avid Kenny Chesney fan, and attended as many of his concerts as possible. She never missed a performance when he was within 700 miles. I am sure she now has a front row seat for his concerts.
Vickie is survived by her Husband, Robert Schmid; Daughter, Rhiannon (Brian) Jackson; Son, Dallas Butrick; Father, Dallas Jaros; Mother, Joan Jaros; Four Grandchildren, Zachary Jackson, Jacob Jackson, Maci Jackson, Mackenzie Jackson; Sister, Judie (Steve) Sayer; Brother, Ed (Deb) Jaros, Foster daughter Brigette (Levi) Knudsen, and children Haleigh Knudsen, Kylynn Knudsen, Kiernan Knudsen,
We will not tell you goodbye. We will simply say ‘Good Journey’. Live the journey, for every destination is but a doorway to another. Vickie Schmid-Good Journey. You will truly be missed!
Services and Inurnment are scheduled at Four Mile Church and Cemetery in Humboldt, April 22, at 10:30 AM. A reception will be scheduled after the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.


Duane E. Tubach, 87, was born on May 31, 1929 to Otto and Cora (Wallraff) Tubach in Falls City.
 He graduated from Falls City High School and pursued his education at Midlands College in Fremont, NE.  Duane enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base.  After 20 years in the Service, he retired and continued with a new position in the U.S. Postal Service in Omaha until permanently retiring in 1989.
 Duane married Phyllis Ann Bechtelheimer on Nov. 11, 1951 and to this union were born two children:  daughter, Diana Susan, born on Feb. 19, 1955 and son, Douglas Stephen, born on Dec. 18, 1957.
 Duane Eugene was a kind and gentle man who was always careful not to hurt anyone’s feelings and rarely spoke a harsh word.  He had a wonderful sense of humor with a quick wit.  Always a faithful husband, he loved his family, home, old movies, model cars and planes, spending hours meticulously assembling and painting them.
 He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis A. Tubach; father, Otto, and mother, Cora.  
He is survived by children, Diana Uhrich (Jeffrey) and Douglas Tubach (Dorothy “Dot”); stepgrandchildren, and stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Allan Tubach (Dorothy), sister, Donna Tubach-Davis (Stephen Davis); nieces, Lisa Tubach and Heather Heger Trezise (Art) and family; cousin, Karen Yohe Zimmerman (Julius “Julie”) and family; and many other cousins.  
A graveside service will be held, Thursday, April 13, at 10:30am at Evergreen Memorial Park  in Omaha, with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family, Endless Journey Hospice, or a charity of your choice.