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Louise Irene Dexter • Grand Island, NE Resident, 76

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   Louise Irene Dexter, 76, of Grand Island passed away on May 22, 2023 at Tabitha at Prairie Commons. A Celebration of Life service was held on May 30 at All Faiths Funeral Home, with burial following at the Grand Island City Cemetery. Dan Naranjo officiated.

   Louise was born on May 17, 1947 in Ord, to Edwin and Frances (Yelli) Micek. In 1965, she graduated from Ord High School. Louise attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Central Community College throughout her business career and received a degree in counseling from Central Community College.

   Over the years, Louise had several jobs, starting at First National Bank. She then moved to Sears, the Nebraska Department of Labor, the Nebraska Department of Revenue and finally she became a counselor for the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addiction. She loved working with the children at CNCAA. 

   In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, snowshoeing and hiking. Louise loved going to the beach, taking cruises, attending concerts, dancing and NASCAR.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Tammy (Joe) Kuntz; granddaughter, Katie Kuntz; sister, Jeanette (Alan) Koelling; former spouses, Marlynn Dexter and Jerry Lade; special nieces, Carissa Phillips and Sierra Forrest; her bird, Happy; and many other nieces and nephews.

   Louise was preceded in death by her son, Monte Dexter; parents; brother, Eugene; and sister, Geraldine.

   Memorials are suggested to the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addiction. Online condolences can be found at

Charles “Charlie” E. Beebe • U.S. Army Veteran • Scotia, NE Resident, 92

   Charles "Charlie" E. Beebe, 92 of Scotia, passed away on Sat., May 13, 2023 at the Good Samaritan Society - Grand Island Village. 

   Services were held on May 18, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Scotia.  Inurnment with Military Honors was held in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Scotia. Pastor Arsene Lumani officiated. Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul assisted the family.

   Charlie was born on Feb. 5, 1931, in Ord to Glen and Opal (Shirley) Beebe.  He lived in North Loup and graduated from North Loup High School in 1948.  He worked in Scotia from 1950 until entering the U.S. Army, April 1952, serving in Germany until late March 1954.

   He was united in marriage to Delouris I. McWilliams on Aug. 20, 1952, in Scotia.  Upon returning from the army, he and Delouris lived in Scotia their entire lives.  Delouris passed away on Jan. 13, 2013.  Charlie continued to live in Scotia, until entering the Good Samaritan Village in May 2023.

   Charlie was a licensed real estate agent and insurance agent and operated with Delouris the Beebe Insurance Agency until Feb. 15, 1964.  Following that sale, he became the U.S. Postal Service Rural Letter Carrier, serving for over 31 years.  Upon retiring from the postal service, he managed the North Loup Insurance Agency at the North Loup Valley Bank for several years, and then became the Veteran’s Service Office for Greeley and Wheeler counties for seven years.

   Charlie loved aviation.  He loved to fly. After taking flying lessons, he soloed in 1960 in an airplane that he and his good friend, Vic Wegner purchased in a partnership.

   Besides working for many years, he made time for hunting, fishing, and trap shooting, following high school sports especially the Schuyler girls and boy’s teams.  Charlie served several terms on the Scotia School Board, Scotia town board, Scotia Housing Authority Board, Scotia Fire Department for many years, and Nebraska State Democratic Central Committee.  He was an Admiral in the Great Navy of Nebraska, a Master Mason, a Knight Templar, a member of the American Legion, DAV and Lions Club.  Of all the things he was a part of, the most important was his children and grandchildren.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Laura Beebe of Scotia and Lyndon and Cindy Beebe of Schuyler; grandchildren, Hillary and Brady Baker of Chambers, Cole and Kassi Beebe of Stanton, Connor Beebe and Emma Steeve of Omaha, and Noah Beebe of Columbus.

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Delouris and his parents.

   Memorials are suggested to the Scotia or Greeley EMT’s, Cancer Society or the Red Cross.


Joann A. Pierson • Arcadia, NE Resident, 93

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   Joann A. Pierson, 93, of Arcadia passed away on May 9, 2023 at the Brookestone View in Broken Bow.

   A Celebration of Life was held on Mon., May 15, 2023 at the Arcadia Methodist Church. Pastor Ray Berry officiated. Burial was in the Arcadia Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Arcadia Fire and Rescue Department, The Arcadia Township Library or the Gathering Place. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements:

   Joann was born Aug. 5, 1929 to H. A. and Gladys (Williams) Masters at home on the family farm north of Arcadia. She was raised in rural Arcadia and attended District #34 school through the eighth grade and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1947.

   Following high school, Joann went through Normal Training and taught at Riverview School for two years. On Oct. 12, 1950, Joann was united in marriage to Gerald E. Pierson at the Congregational Church in Arcadia. The couple lived their entire married life in the Arcadia area, where they raised their family and farmed.

   Gerald passed away on Dec. 19, 2014. Joann continued to make her home on the farm until 2021, when she moved to Brookestone View in Broken Bow.

   Joann was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, reading, crossword puzzles and bird watching. Music was one of her favorite pastimes. She enjoyed singing and listening to Lawrence Welk. Joann’s grandchildren were the most important part of her life.

   Survivors include two daughters, Terri Pierson and Lori Pierson, both of Arcadia; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Conn and Donna Pierson of Arcadia and Robert and Jean Pierson of La Vista; four grandchildren, Andrew (Johnna) Pierson, Cami (Matt) Skaggs, Nikki Pierson, Zachary Pierson (Cherie Mulroy and her two boys, Dylan and Ben); six great-grandchildren, Jettlyn, Maxton and Everett Pierson and Kyler, Cole and Cade Skaggs; a sister, Joyce Ritz of Broken Bow; a sister-in-law, Ruth Apperson of Broken Bow; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; and a brother, Clinton Masters. 


Rebecca Lynn • Trenhaile-McAllister • Omaha, NE Resident, 54

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   Rebecca Lynn Trenhaile-McAllister, age 54, died peacefully with family by her side on Jan. 27, 2023.

   She was born in Omaha on Dec. 30, 1968 and was adopted by Gail and Curtis Trenhaile. In all her years she has resided in McCook, Ansley, Ord and Central City, among others. At the time of death, Rebecca was residing in Omaha.

   Rebecca is survived by her daughter, Madison McAllister and brother, Michael Trenhaile, along with an aunt and two uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gail and father, Curtis.

   Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering on May 6, 2023 anytime from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lake Cunningham at 9600 Garvin Rd, Omaha, NE 68122, entrance 3. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Alzheimer’s Association, American Diabetes Association or an animal shelter.

   Rebecca will be laid to rest next to her parents and family at a private service in Bloomfield on May 13, 2023. To express condolences, please visit

Derick S. Kaslon • U.S. Air Force Veteran • Ord, NE Resident, 37

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   Derick S. Kaslon, 37, of Ord passed away unexpectedly at his home in Ord.

   A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Fri., May 5, 2023 at the Heartland Assembly of God Church in Ord. Pastor Tom Burkholder will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Military Honors will be presented by Ord VFW Post #7029 and American Legion Post #38. Memorials are suggested to his daughter, Haezel Kaslon. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements:

   Derick Scott was born April 17, 1986 in Kearney to David A. and Diane Kay (Markvicka) Kaslon. He was raised in Ord where he graduated from Ord High School in 2004.

   Following high school, Derick joined the United States Air Force. While in the service, he married Georgina Nicol in 2013 in England. To this union a daughter, Haezel was born. Derick was medically discharged from the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant where he was lastly stationed at RAF Menwith Hill at Knaresborough, England. He then returned to his hometown of Ord in 2015.

   In August of 2019, Derick married Denarae Bruha. The couple made their home in Ord. Derick worked in various capacities. Upon his passing, he was employed at BD in Columbus.

   Derick enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking and was an avid fan of WWE Wrestling. His life revolved around his daughter, Haezel.

   Survivors include his daughter, Haezel of Ord; his mother and step-father, Diane and Ray Smith of Roseland; his father, Dave Kaslon of Ord; a sister and brother-in-law, Deandra and Kevin Kurtenbach of Kearney; step brothers, Josh, Donald, Ethan and Colin Smith; grandmothers, Renae Markvicka and Jeri Brainard; grandfather, Carl Kaslon; and a host of relatives and friends.

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Denarae; grandmother, Audrey Kaslon; grandfather, Alvin Markvicka; and step-grandfather, Larry Brainard.

Peggy J. Luby • North Loup, NE Resident, 70

Peggy J. Luby, 70, of North Loup passed away on Sun., March 12, 2023 at the Valley County Health System hospital in Ord.

   Mrs. Luby’s wishes were to be cremated. Condolences may be sent to Dennis Luby, 80475 Ashton Avenue, North Loup, NE 68859.

   Peggy Josephine was born July 8, 1952, at Dayton, OH to Tom and Jan (McBeck) Caster. She spent time in Dayton before moving to Omaha where she graduated from Westside High School in 1971.

   In 1975, Peggy was united in marriage to Dennis John Luby at Grand Island. The couple made their home in Grand Island and Peggy worked at Overhead Door Company for 15 years. They moved to Phoenix in 1985, where Peggy was employed at Universal Technical Institute for 10 years. In 1998, they returned to Nebraska and settled in North Loup. For 10 years, Peggy worked at Timberline in Ord and spent the remaining 12 years of her career at Mid-Nebraska Individual Services of Ord.

   Peggy enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing and also played marbles.

   Survivors include her husband, Dennis of North Loup; a son, Chris Luby of Doniphan; two grandchildren, Alandra and Autumn Luby; two brothers, Tommy Caster of Cleveland and Timmy Caster of Memphis; and a sister, Beth Bowles of Longmont.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Susie Hobner; and parents-in-law, Jack and Doris Luby.

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