Donald Ray Stivers, 72, of Union, NE, formerly of Shubert, passed away suddenly near Yuma, AZ, some time before Aug. 30, 2015. He was born on Nov. 11, 1942 to Earl and Onilee (Nincehelser) Stivers.

After high school graduation, Donnie joined the Navy, where he was a corpsman. In 1962, he married Linda Lee Ramer. They returned to Nebraska, living in Omaha, in 1966 after living on the east coast. The couple divorced and he moved to Lincoln in 1974, where he worked as a mechanic for the State of Nebraska. In 1980, Donnie married Kathy Thompson, and they subsequently divorced. After retirement from the State, he was able to fulfill his life-long dream of gold prospecting. He was never happier than when showing off the nuggets and telling the story behind each find.  

Donnie is survived by children, Dawn (David) Roehrich, of Tampa, FL, and Randal (Tina) Stivers, of Reno, TX; sister Carol (James) Mordah, of El Centro, CA; brothers, Richard (Ronda), of Auburn, and Loren (Carol), of Rock Springs, TX; and grandchildren, Nicholas Ross, of Columbia, MO, Samantha Stivers, of Lincoln, Zachary and Dakota Stivers, of Reno, TX, and Jordana Roehrich, of Tampa; a great-grandson, Calvin Stivers of Reno, TX.  

He was preceded by parents Earl and Onilee (Nincehelser) Stivers.

Don is missed greatly by his family and the many friends he collected on his travels. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Mt. Vernon Cemetery near Peru, NE, at noon Saturday, May 7, 2016.


Cheri Ludwig, 75, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Falls City. She was born at Falls City on Aug. 16, 1940 to the late Earl and Mary (Turner) Drumm.

On June 1, 1958 she married Larry Ludwig at Falls City. He passed away on Dec. 1, 1974.

Cheri was raised at Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School in 1958. When married, the couple established their home in Germany due to her husband’s military service; they returned in 1959 and lived in Joliet, IL, until moving back to Falls City. In 1968, the couple purchased the Salem Slaughter House and operated the business until 1974.

She worked various jobs until going back to school and becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1978. She worked at Falls City Hospital and later became a Registered Nurse, retiring in 2006.

Cheri was a member of First Christian Church and Does Drove #56, both of Falls City.

She is survived by sons, Lonnie Ludwig, of Salem, and Rodney  (Soonan) Ludwig, of Washington State, and Scott (Sandy) Ludwig, of Burton, MI; daughters, Michele  (Jeff) Frederick, of Rulo, and Melody (Michael) McLaughlin, of Humboldt; one half-brother; two half-sisters; 14 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter-in-law, Johanna Ludwig.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at First Christian Church, with Rev. Fay Ann Blaylock officiating. Interment at Steele Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.


Mary “Lynne” Lent, 72, of Oak Ridge, NC, formerly of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016. She was born Feb. 4, 1944 in St. Joseph.

Lynne married Larry Glen Lent on Oct. 23, 1962. She was a payroll supervisor at Affiliated Foods for 30 years and a member of the of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and Oak Ridge United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Larry; son, Michael Lent; daughter, Michelle (Eric) Brown; mother, Marjorie (Timberlake) Cramer; two sisters, Marsha Brennan and Marliss (Joe) Miller; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jiles Cramer; and daughter, Vickie Lynne Lent.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Joseph. Interment at Cowan Cemetery, New Point, MO. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.


Lou Miner Glathar, 92, of Dawson, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Humboldt. Hewas born on May 21, 1923, in rural Humboldt, to Julius and Lulu (McNeely) Glathar.
Lou grew up on the family farm north of Humboldt.  He attended Bratton Union school graduation in 1941. In high school, Lou was an all around athlete honored by being on the Nebraska All State Football Team in Six Man Football and named as a Little All American Six Man Football Team.
On August 17, 1943, Lou was united in marriage to Betty Moritz by Rev. Ward Merritt in Humboldt. To this union, three children; Sharon, Dwaine, and Terry were born. Lou was a life-long farmer who enjoyed raising livestock and crops of wheat and corn and later soybeans. He was involved with the Dawson Rural Fire Department, was a member of the Dawson United Methodist Church serving on the church board. For several years, Lou was involved with the NRD serving on the board as a member and president at the local level and was on the State NRD Board. He was an active blood donor for years reaching the 200 pint level. Lou enjoyed his wife’s cooking especially her cinnamon rolls and pies. He also liked to make home made ice cream. Lou was always involved in his children’s activities and later was able to enjoy eight grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting quail with friends, sons, and son-in-laws on many a Saturday morning.                                                                                     
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty, daughter Sharon Workman, brothers: Roy, Lee, Claude, Dale and Jess Glathar, sisters: Ruby Carsh, Dorothy Ast, Helen Taylor, Faye Ruse, and Elizabeth Glathar, sisters-in-law Dorothy (Vernon) Arnold and Nadine Lampe, and brother-in-law Wayne (Helen) Moritz.
Lou is survived by his sons: Dwaine (Cathie) Glathar of Fremont; Terry (Carolyn) Glathar of Falls City; son-in-law Jim Workman of Lincoln; grandchildren: Teresa (Jim) Matthews of Lincoln; Scott (Sonja) Workman of DeWitt; Jason Workman of Beatrice; Dr. Matthew (Lisa) Glathar of Lincoln; Sara (Eric) Martin of Omaha; Courtney (Travis) Thompson of Elkhorn; Kris (Allison) Glathar of Falls City; Allison Glathar of Peru; great-grandchildren: Jordan and Samantha Workman, step-grandchildren Celena and Mallory Chavez, Cole, Laney, and Carson Workman, Lucy and William Glathar, Monica Eaton, Brooke and Megan Martin, Olivia and Elly Thompson, Ella, Brynna and Noah Glathar; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt, Nebraska with Pastor Dean Joy officiating.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt, Nebraska.  Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary.
Interment will be at the Heim Cemetery in Dawson, Nebraska.
Memorials contributions may be given to family’s choice with a later designation.


Sue Rolfe, 54, of Falls City, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016. She was born on Feb. 24, 1962 at Grand Island to Ralph and Peggy (Burke) Exstrom.

On March 5, 1988, she married Michael Rolfe at Valley, NE.

Sue was raised at Valley and graduated from Valley High School in 1980. When married, the couple established their home in Hastings for four years, then moved to Alliance, Detroit Lakes, MN, and settled in Falls City in 1998, where she worked for Community Medical Center as a pharmacist.

She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College at St. Peter, MN, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy and graduated with a Doctorate of Pharmacology.

Sue was a member of First United Methodist Church at Falls City and was a member of the church choir. For many years she was a Girl Scout Troop Leader and also was involved with Rainbow Girls.

She is survived by her husband, Michael, of Falls City; daughters, Andrea (Joe) Wisniewski, and Ashley Rolfe, all of Omaha, and Gillian Rolfe, of Falls City; son, Rodney Mount, of Lincoln; parents, Ralph and Peggy Exstrom, of Valley; brothers, Steve (Angela) and Scott (Nancy) Exstrom, both of Valley; sister, Deb Exstrom, of Kansas City, KS; grandchildren, MacKenzie, Blake, Charlie and Zoe.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Lyle Schoen and Rev. John Hogue officiating. Inurnment will be at Plainview Cemetery at Maxwell, NE, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to Falls City Girl Scouts or the Richardson County Humane Society. Friends may sign the registry book beginning Monday during regular business hours. Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.