Megan, a member of St. Clara’s Catholic Church, Peru, Nebraska, spent much of her life praying and thinking of others. Her emotional and spiritual strength were unwavering. She was a person of faith, and that warrior spirit afforded her 14 additional years after her diagnosis of brain and spine cancer at the tender age of 8 when the best outcome was a 20% chance to see 5 years of additional life.
Shirley Ann Wilberger, daughter of Robert and Alma (Harms) Shanks, was born February 7, 1926, at Bayard, Nebraska. Shirley began her schooling at Bayard, and then attended school at Auburn, Nebraska after her family moved when she was in the 5th grade. Shirley graduated from Auburn High School in 1943, and then attended Lincoln School of Commerce.
Susan Kay Marburger, 76, loving mother of four was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Susan was born on November 24, 1945 at the Oakland Community Hospital in Oakland, Nebraska to Myron and Adelyn (Johnson) Jacobson. She was raised on the family farm outside Oakland along with her older brother, Wayne. As a child, she enjoyed helping her father with the cattle, cooking with her mother, and raising kittens in the loft of the hay barn.
Gary Wayne Lewis, 83, of Humboldt, Nebraska was born on September 4, 1938 in Barada, Nebraska to Guy Sutton and Ethel (Howard) Lewis. He began his schooling at Bratton Union and later transferred to Humboldt graduating from Humboldt High School with the class of 1956.
Matthew Richard Furnas was born August 1, 1977, to Richard Furnas and Deanna (Mook) Pulse in Auburn, Nebraska. He lived with his parents for a time near Peru, Nebraska, later moving to the family farm near Brownville.