Nemaha Herald

Arlene Pearl (Feldmann) Jauken was born September 8, 1930 in Humboldt, Nebraska. She was the only daughter of Alfred and Cleo (Adams) Feldmann, and sister to three brothers: Eldon, Melvin, and Gary of Humboldt. Following her graduation from high school in 1948, Arlene attended Peru Teacher’s College. She dedicating eight years of her life to teaching.  She met her soulmate, Jack, in 1950, and the pair were united on May 28, 1954 in a marriage that would span just over 60 years. She dedicated most of her life to being a wife and mother, but her love for learning remained with her. In the early 1980’s Arlene began researching an oral history shared with her by her great grandmother, Sophia (German) Feldmann. In 1990, she published The Moccasin Speaks, an historically accurate account of the German Family Massacre in 1874, during the Red River War. Teacher, author, and adoring wife, Arlene felt her greatest accomplishment  in life was being a mother of four: Joel, Olathe, Kansas; Nicolee (and husband Bill) Shandy, Worthville,  Kentucky; Jami (and husband Ted) Risch, Tucson, Ariz.; and Chad, Peru, Neb.; grandmother of six: Chris  Mertes, Illesheim, Germany; Billi Salverson, Worthville, Kent.; Bambi Talley, Olathe, Kan.; Aimee Shandy, Erlanger, Kent.; Cori Beach, Turners Station, Kent.; Becky Jauken, Olathe,  Kan.; and great grandmother of five: Erin Salverson; Raven Nave; Shawn Nave; Waylon Beach; and Zoe Talley. Arlene was a devoted Christian, and member of the Peru Community  Church. She passed from this life in the early hours of August 12, 2014, to join in heaven her beloved husband, Jack, who passed on July 20, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her mother, father, and two brothers: Eldon, and Melvin. A memorial service for Arlene will be held at Peru Community Church in Peru, Neb., on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 11:00am, with a luncheon immediately following.  The family will receive visitors in a joint service at Bern (Kan.) Community Center on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 2:00pm. Military honors for Jack Jauken, and a joint inurnment will follow at the Bern Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to the Peru Community Church, 520 Nebraska St., Peru, NE, or the Ft. Wallace Memorial Association, Box 53, Wallace, KS. Services are entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn. 

Inez Leora Jochim, 76, of Tecumseh, passed away August 11, 2014 at the BryanLGH Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born to Fred and Magdalena “Lena” (Loptin) Jochim on May 18, 1938 in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Inez was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She grew up on a farm southwest of Tecumseh and  attended Rural School District #73. Inez graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1956. Inez was employed in the Housekeeping Department at the Tecumseh Care Center and Belle Terrace for 29 years. In her spare time, Inez liked to embroider and read, gardening, and planting flowers. She spent time doing word puzzles and enjoyed going on bus tours and stopping by the casinos occasionally. Inez enjoyed visiting  with everyone, especially the elderly. She also had a great connection with kids and loved playing games with them. She is survived by her brother, Eugene Jochim and wife Mary of Roca;  sister, Gertrude Jochim of Tecumseh; nieces, Marcella Jorgensen and husband Kent of Silverado, Calif., Susan Marshall and husband Mike of Lincoln, Gina Otjen and husband Don of Carson, Calif., and Kristi Roth and husband Mike of Lincoln; nephew, Larry Snowden of Lincoln, and great nieces and nephews, Vanessa and Bryce, Dominic, Isaiah and Isabelle.  Inez was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother, Richard, brother, Calvin and sisters, Irene Jochim and Mildred Snowden. Funeral services were held at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 with Pastor Eric Biehl officiating. Cheryl Meister, organist, accompanied soloist, Paula Clements, as she sang, “Amazing Grace” and “The Old Rugged Cross. Pallbearers were Mike Roth, Mike  Marshall, Richard Parrish, David Johnson, Royce Badertscher and Bruce Mahler. Honorary pallbearers were Alan Bossung, Jim Parrish, Craig Johnson, William Badertscher and Norman Baum.  Interment was in the Tecumseh Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family’s choice. Online condolences may be left @ 

Leland Henry John Bohling, 83, of Fremont, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at A.J. Merrick Manor in Fremont. He was born January 23, 1931 to Herman C. and Mary C. Bohling on the family farm southwest of Johnson. Leland was baptized and confirmed at Martin Luther Lutheran Church south of Johnson, by Rev. William Fruehling. He attended Center Country School District #43 through the eighth grade. Leland graduated from Johnson High School in 1949. On April 19, 1953, he married Lillian Boden at Trinity  Lutheran Church, Auburn. They lived in Auburn and had two children, Allanand Debra. After he graduated from high school, Leland worked for the Chevrolet Garage and Dovel Motor Company in Auburn. In April 1956 he started his career in the grocery business at the Auburn Safeway store. In 1960, Leland transferred to a Safeway store in Omaha, Nebraska, where the family lived until April 1964, moving to Fremont where he managed the downtown Safeway store. Leland worked for Safeway until 1982 when the grocery chain closed its stores in Nebraska. He  continued his career with Food 4 Less until his retirement in January 1996, then worked part-time at Food 4 Less until January 2014. Leland was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Johnson; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Omaha; First Lutheran Church and Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont. He served on the church council at each of the churches. At Peace Lutheran, where he was integral in its development, Leland served as chairman and on the Pastoral Call committee. He was a member of Fremont Cosmopolitan 100 Service Club for many years. Leland found much happiness in his  church and with his family. He looked forward to having his grandchildren visit each summer. Family vacations spent camping were always a fun time. Leland also loved carp fishing at the Fremont Lakes. Pheasant and deer hunting meant trips back to Nemaha County in November. Leland will also be remembered for taking movies of family gatherings, weddings, anniversaries and vacations. He enjoyed helping Allan during planting and harvest seasons on the farm. In February 2013, Leland and Lillian celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with many family and friends. After Leland was diagnosed with lung cancer on February 27, 2014, he moved to A.J. Merrick Manor where Lillian was in rehabilitation after back surgery. On April 8, they both moved to Shalimar Gardens Assisted Living. On August 6, Leland’s treatments were stopped and he entered Fremont Health Center. On August 8 he returned to Merrick Manor where he passed away on August 12, 2014 having reached the age of 83 years, 6 months and 20 days. Leland was preceded in death by his  parents, Herman and Mary Bohling; his parents-in-law, Herman and Rosa ‘Hestermann’ Boden; grandson Dirk Bohling; brothers Emil Bohling and wife Elvera, Alvin Bohling and Eldon  Bohling; sisters Irene Meyer and husbandArt, and Lydia Speckmann and husband Louis and brother-in-law Fred Jenkins Jr. Leland is survived by his wife Lillian of Fremont; son Allan (Jean) of Hooper; daughter Debra (Jon) of Auburn; grandchildren Brian Pugh of Auburn, Ryan (Mikki) Bohling of Kearney; Darren Pugh of Waukee, Iowa; Taylor Pugh of Omaha and Kelsey Bohling of  West Point; great-grandson Ty White of Columbus; sister-in-laws Marcille Bohling, Joan Bohling and Elvera Jenkins, all of Johnson; Darlene (Dean) Volker of Nemaha and Orva Jean (Arnold) Gobber of Elk Creek; brother-in-laws  Robert (Delta) Boden of Auburn, Marlin (Linda) Boden, and Willard (Janice) Boden, all of Nemaha; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The funeral was Friday, August 15, at Peace Lutheran Church, east of Fremont. Pastor Sean Tyler officiated. Burial was at Martin Luther Lutheran Church Cemetery, south of Johnson. The online guestbook is available at