Nemaha Herald


Rosalene M. “Rosie” Mueller, 86, of Tecumseh died at Prairie Meadows in Omaha on Monday, April 18, 2016. She was born August 6, 1929 at rural Sterling and graduated from Sterling High School in 1947. She worked at Campbell Soup Company in Tecumseh for several years. She married Vernie Mueller on November 12, 1955 at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling and they lived and farmed outside of Tecumseh. She was a nurse aid at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh for over 20 years. She was a very active member of St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling and had been a member of Sterling Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed all animals, visiting with friends and traveling. Survivors include two daughters, DeAnn Mueller and fiancé Joseph Harvey of Crescent, Iowa and Denise Kenney and husband Patrick of Hurst, Texas; three grandchildren, Dr. Zachary Lambertsen, Jenna Kenney and Blair Kenney; one brother-in-law, Roy Mueller and wife Dorothy of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Altman and Mabel Kriefels Berg; her husband Vernie, who died June 29, 1995; two brothers, Ervin Berg and wife Marjorie and Dellen Berg. Funeral services were Saturday, April 23, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling with Pastor Steve Chellew officiating. Burial followed in the Sterling Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington DC 20090 with Shannon and Erma Hazen in charge. A family prayer service will be held at the church on Saturday. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling in charge of arrangements.

Helen A. Tuxhorn, age 94 of Auburn, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Auburn. Survivors include her children and spouses Joyce and Larry Matiyow of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Jack and Janet Tuxhorn of Willis, Texas; Jerry and Ramona Tuxhorn of Auburn; Rick and Holly Tuxhorn of Auburn; grandchildren Ben Matiyow, Jason Matiyow, Brent Tuxhorn, Matt Tuxhorn, Nicole Dunn; 11 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Auburn. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery near Auburn. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday noon to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends 5:00 to 7:00. Vigil with Rosary, also at the funeral home, will follow at 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Auburn Rescue Squad or Holy Cross Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.

Kayberdena P. Willard, age 78 of Brock, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, April 23, at the Good Samaritan Society in Auburn. A funeral service for Kayberdena Willard will be held Thursday, April 28, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn. Burial will follow the service at the Sheridan Cemetery in Auburn. Viewing and visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family to greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. She is survived by her husband Ron Willard of Brock; children Bill Ashenfelter and wife Donna of Wichita, Kansas; Debra Morris of Auburn; Angela Wredt of Valley, Neb.; Lonnie Willard and wife Shannon of Omaha, Neb.; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Hank (Barbara) Albrecht of Omaha; Butch (Joyce) Albrecht of Hamburg, Iowa; Ralph (Marie) Albrecht of California; Eddie Albrecht of Nevada; sister-in-law Judy Albrecht of Nebraska City; brother-in-law Buck Hammer of Nebraska City; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Hall Funeral Chapel of Auburn is in charge of arrangements for Kayberdena Willard.