Published on Sunday, 29 November 2015 17:54
Melba D. Rowell, 91, of Falls City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at Falls City. She was born Nov. 23, 1924 at Barada to the late Joseph and Alice (Sailors) Ramer.
She was raised Barada and on Sept. 27, 1940 married Harold Rowell at Falls City (Mr. Rowell passed away on Nov. 1, 1996). The couple first established their home west of Barada, but moved into Falls City in 1955 and remained throughout their lives. Melba worked for the Creamery and the Garment Factory, both in Falls City, and the Mid-Central Egg Plant in Hiawatha, KS, from which she retired.
Melba was a member of the Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley (James) Allgood, of Falls City; brothers, Gary Ramer, of Reserve, KS, and John Ramer, of Falls City; sister-in-law, Dolly Bridgmon, of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren, Todd Noll, Shane Alexander, Harold (Deb) Nussbaum and Vicki Rowland, all of Falls City; two great-grandchildren.
Melba was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers; two sisters; daughter, Lois Nussbaum; and her precious dog, Haley.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home
, with Rev. Fay Ann Blaylock officiating.Interment will be in Harris Cemetery. Open visitation will begin Monday afternoon at the funeral home.
Published on Monday, 16 November 2015 14:07
Lawrence W. Strecker, 93, formerly of Rulo, passed away Friday, Nov. 13, at Milford. He was born in Barada on Jan. 15, 1922 to Charles J. Strecker and Julia (Schawang) Strecker.
When he was young his family moved to a farm north of Rulo. Lawrence was united in marriage to Betty Jane Olson on Feb. 3, 1943 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rulo. The couple made their home on a farm north of the brick school house. Together they raised five children.
Lawrence loved the farm raising cattle and working the land. He loved fishing and had a commercial license - it was also his favorite hobby. Lawrence drove a truck, hauling livestock for many years. Lawrence was a faithful man, very active in his service to the church. The couple moved to Lincoln to be closer to their children, and for the last year, due to ongoing illness, they had lived at the Sunrise Country Manor in Milford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elmer and Clarence Strecker; sisters, Marie Nugent, and Julia Mae Strobel.
He is survived by his wife; children, Gerald Strecker, of Primghar, IA, Linda (Harvey) Lile, of Lincoln, Mary Lynn Burnett, of Wichita, KS, William (Diana) Strecker of Crook, CO, Allyn (Sue Ann) Strecker, of Des Moines; grandchildren, Tracy Strecker, Christopher (Tamera) Strecker, Renee (Scott) Floracek, Paul (Margaret) Strecker, Laura Strecker, Stephen Strecker, Patrick Strecker, William Strecker, Jennifer (Allen) Brown, Lisa (Michael) Rea II, Keith (Melissa) Lile, Jason Burnett, Jeremy Burnett and Mathew Burnett; 18 great-grandchildren other relatives and many friends.
A funeral mass for Lawrence will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rulo. Burial will follow at the Rulo Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Hall Funeral Home in Falls City. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Falls City