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Winifred Lucille Cather

July 30, 2011

Winifred Lucille Cather was born August 26, 1919 in University Place, NE and died July 22, 2011 in Lincoln, NE.  Winnie graduated from Jackson High in 1937 and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, where she was honored as a May Day attendant.  She was admitted to Bryan School of Nursing but eloped instead, marrying Howard J. Cather in Council Bluffs on January 24, 1941.

Winnie worked in Miller & Paine’s millenary department and during World War II at Stop Nut. She volunteered extensively as an American Red Cross nurse at Veterans’ Hospital, Brownie Scout leader and Holmes PTA president.  A member of Longshot Investment Club and 100 Club, she was a State Fair award winning quilter and rug maker.  Winnie loved reading into the night and living in the country with her horses, dogs and cats.

She was preceded in death by Howard, husband of 65 years; parents Bernard and Sarah Japs and four siblings and survived by great granddaughter Chloe Lucille Herron, great grandson Cael Thomas Herron, granddaughter Gretchen A. Herron and husband S. Brent Herron, grandson Adam T. Petsch and wife Priscilla L. Petsch, daughter and son-in-law Cathie and Tom Petsch, son Jay Bernard Cather and brother Bernard C. Japs.

“Pooh,” as she was called by her grandchildren, was a generous donor to many local causes and community organizations.   Memorials may be given to Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1222 South 27th Lincoln, NE 68502 or Nebraska Wesleyan University, 5000 Saint Paul Ave. Lincoln, NE 68504.

A family service and burial was held at Wyuka Cemetery.

Bernice Eleanor Underdahl age 87 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Sunday, July 24, 2011 in Lincoln.  She was born on November 13, 1923 in Preston, Minnesota to Alonzo and Eva (Inglebret) Nagle.  Bernice graduated from Preston High School and Paul’s School of Beauty in Minneapolis.  She was employed as a beautician at Donaldson’s in Minneapolis and in Austin, Minnesota.  She operated her own beauty shop in Lyle, Minnesota.  Bernice married Norman Russell Underdahl in 1948.  She was a member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church where she was active in the women’s organization (WELCA).  She chaired the wedding and funeral committees for many years.  She was a member of Quester International and served as state president for 2 years, the UNL Faculty Women’s Club, UNL Ceres Club and PEO Chapter FB Lincoln.  Bernice volunteered as a beautician at Tabitha Health Care for several years and for more than 25 years delivered Meals on Wheels and helped at the Lutheran Food Pantry.

Bernice is survived by her husband, Norman of Lincoln; her daughter and son-in-law, Kimbra Underdahl and Ricky Simmons of Lincoln; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Katherine Nagle of Austin, Minnesota.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Alberta and Emmet Soli.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1015 Lancaster Lane, Lincoln with Pastor Kim Osborn officiating.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the National Parkinson Foundation or Donor’s Choice.

Helen D. Birch

July 23, 2011

Helen D. Birch, 64, of Lincoln, was called home on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

Survived by her husband, Cammie Birch Jr.; six children, Vera M. Hunt, Michael L. Hunt, Louis J. Hunt, Ronald E. Hunt, Cassundra J. Faulkner (Brian), Brandy L. Birch; two brothers, Freddie G. Cox (Mary), Wayne Favors (Jean); 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Proceeded in death by her parents, grandparents, three aunts and four uncles.

Homegoing Celebration will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011, at Wyuka Funeral Home. Viewing will be 1 – 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the funeral home

Bruce M. Herriott

July 14, 2011

Bruce M. Herriott, age 83 of Lincoln, NE died on Wednesday July 13, 2011 in Lincoln.  He was born in Fairfield, IA on May 2, 1928 to Clyde and Lucile (Lyon) Herriott.  He lived by his faith in God, his love of family and service to the community.  He was proud of over 65 years of near perfect church attendance and lovingly provided the moral compass, protection and support for his family.  An engineer by profession, he worked as a clerk, draftsman, service mgr, teacher and broadcast, sales & design engineers.  He owned & operated TV Engineering from 1950-56 and Bruce Herriott & Associates from 1973-present.  

No visitation.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday July 22, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Southminster United Methodist Church, 2915 S 16th Street in Lincoln.  A light lunch and time for fellowship with family and friends will be provided immediately thereafter in the church Fellowship Hall. 

Bruce is survived by his wife Darlene Herriott; step-sister Sonya Struthers and husband Clayton, son, Dan Herriott and wife Nataliya; daughter, Pat Amedeo and husband Doug; four grandchildren, Angela Finch and husband Arne, Christopher Herriott and wife Oriet, Jeffrey Herriott and wife Tressa, Inga Guliyeva; ten great-grandchildren, Chelsea McGrath, Sasha Herriott, Brandy Finch, Cody Herriott, Christian Herriott, Brittney Herriott, Mason Herriott, Aiden Herriott, Madelyn Finch, Ethan Finch; nephew, nieces and families.  Preceded in death by parents and daughter Jane Herriott.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

 Memorials in lieu of flowers are requested and may be directed to Southminster UMC or Peoples City Mission “Fund the Clinic”.

Richard I. “Dick” Sachs age 81 of Centerville, Ohio passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  He was born in New York City, New York to the late Joseph and Irene Sachs.  Dick graduated from Champlain College in Plattsburg, New York and attended graduate school at New York University.  He served in the U. S. Army Medical Corp.  He was a realtor with great honesty and integrity in the Dayton area for 28 years, retiring from Coldwell Banker Heritage in 2005.  Since his retirement, he had been a volunteer at Miami Valley Hospital. 

Dick is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Audrey Goldberg Sachs, formerly of Beatrice, Nebraska; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Radene and Ralph Stump of Beatrice; his brother-in-law and wife, Norman and Sura Veta of Denver, Colorado; his nephews and their families, Mark Veta and Neal Veta; and his beloved dog, Trey Pierre.  He was preceded in death by his in-laws, Ruth and Joseph Goldberg of Beatrice; his parents; and his sister, Elaine Sachs Veta. 

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be make to the Goldberg Memorial Scholarship Trust, % Pinnacle Bank, 523 Court Street, Beatrice, Nebraska 68310; Miami Valley Hospital Foundation, 31 Wyoming Street, Dayton, Ohio 45409-2793; or a charity of your choice.

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