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Regina Marie Rohan • Ord, NE Resident, 74

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   Regina M. Rohan, 74, of Ord, NE, died Sun., Sept. 17, 2023 at Arbor Care Center in Ord.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Fri., Sept. 22 at St. Michael’s Church in Spalding, NE with Fr. Lawrence Vadakkan officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Spalding.Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church with a 7 p.m. wake service. 
   Levander Funeral Home of Spalding is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at
   Regina Marie Rohan, daughter of Charles and Anna Marie (Ringlein) Haggerty, was born Feb. 26, 1949 at Spalding, NE. She attended a rural Greeley County School, prior to attending Spalding Academy where she graduated from in 1967.
   On Dec. 23, 1967, Regina was united in marriage to Louis George Rohan at St. Michael’s Church in Spalding. They made their home in Columbus, Spalding, and Benkelman, NE while raising their children Mark, Ed and Michaela, before settling in Ord in 1986. Regina worked as a custodian at various employers over the years. 
   She was a member of St. Michael’s Church from 1949-1984, St. Joseph’s in Benkelman from 1984-1986 and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ord from 1986-present. She was a long-time member of St. Anne’s Altar Society and American Legion Auxiliary Post 299 in Spalding. She enjoyed camping, bowling, crocheting, and sewing. She was an excellent cook and loved spending time with family and friends. 
   Regina is survived by her husband Lou of Ord; three children: Mark (Melanie) Rohan of Ord; Ed Rohan of Arcadia, NE; and Michaela (Michael) Mallery of Waverly, NE; five grandsons: Tynan and Connor Mallery of Lincoln, NE; Randy Rohan of Springdale, AR; Willam Rohan of Ord; and James Rohan of Arcadia; three great-grandchildren: Damien, Deakin and Hailey; two siblings: Tim (Maureen) Haggerty of O’Neill, NE; and Angela Buhrman of O’Fallon, IL; sister-in-law Colleen Haggerty of Minden, IA; sisters-in-law: Margaret (Jack) Glassmaker of Navato, CA; and Connie Rohan of Superior, NE; brother-in-law Dennis (Sue) Rohan of Willaimsville, NY; along with nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Michael Haggerty; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Pauline Rohan; and brother-in-law, Jim Rohan.



Leroy Martin Smolik • U.S. Military Veteran • Omaha, NE Resident, 87

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Eldon Trojan • Former Comstock, NE Resident, 96

   Leroy Martin Smolik was born Nov. 11, 1935 in Valley County, NE near the town of Comstock. He passed away peacefully Aug. 31, 2023 in Omaha. His parents were Frank Smolik and Anna Fajmon. He attended country school District 29 for three years. In the spring of 1944, the family relocated to a farm north of Burwell. He graduated in 1953 from Burwell High School. He worked on farms and ranches for a few years. He then entered military service in September of 1958 and was honorably discharged in September of 1960.
   After that he lived in Lincoln, Auburn, Omaha and Ralston. He worked in industrial plants. Also during the tax season, Leroy worked for H&R Block preparing income tax returns. He married Constance Avery on Oct. 13, 1984. They were later divorced and there were no children of this marriage.
    Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elden and Robert; sister, Wilma Johnstone; brother-in-law, William Johnstone; sister-in-law, Yvette Smolik. He is survived by a sister, Delores (Jerome) Kuta of Grand Island; step-daughter, Mary Resetter of Fayetteville, NC; four step-grandchildren; 17 nephews and nieces; and special friends, William and Tiffany Bates.
    A visitation was held Sept. 8, 2023 with a funeral service and Interment that followed. All services took place at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 5701 Center St., Omaha, NE 68106.

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   Eldon Trojan age 96 of Arbor Care of Ord, NE formerly of Comstock, NE passed away Sept. 7, 2023.

   Funeral services will be Thurs., Sept. 14, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. at the National Hall, 46492 Sargent-Ord Road Comstock. Burial will follow in the Bohemian Brethren Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Comstock American Legion Post #220 or Comstock Volunteer Fire Department. A visitation will take place one hour before the funeral service at the National Hall. Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at

   Eldon was born on Dec. 26, 1926, in Northeast Custer County to Joseph and Carolina (Kriz) Trojan. Eldon attended school at Shady Hollow Dist. #154 in Northeast Custer County. Eldon farmed and ranched Northeast of Comstock since the early 1940s. He is well known for his Button Key accordion, which he started playing at the age of five years old. Eldon along with brothers, Frank and Leonard, started the Trojan Brothers Band and played for many weddings and occasions during the 1950s and 60s, especially at National Hall and Jugman Hall.

   Eldon married Marion Tvrdik on Sept. 18, 1971. Marion passed away on Jan. 25, 1998.

   Eldon was always there with a helping hand whether it be a ride to the doctor or the grocery store, or if you needed your vehicle towed back to town. Each year he was there for the community clean-up day at the Centennial Garden.

   Eldon was preceded in death by his wife, Marion; parents, ,Joseph and Carolina; step daughter-in-law, Kathy Tvrdi; seven brothers, Otto, Joseph, Jr., Emil, Edward, Frank, Charles, and Leonard; three sisters, Camilla Pavel, Minnie Krul, and one at infancy.

   Eldon is survived by two stepsons, Don Tvrdik of Kansas and Lonnie (Mitzi) Tvrdik of Loup City; grandchildren, Chris (Barb) Tvrdik, Angela (Michael) Cantrell, Allison (Seth) Regan and Randy Tvrdik; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two nephews, Gary and Richard; and four nieces, Glynette, Betty, Darlene, and Connie.

Darles Boyce • North Loup, NE Resident, 78

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   Darles Boyce, 78, of North Loup passed away on Sun., Sept. 3, 2023 at Arbor Care Center in Ord.
   Funeral services were held on Sept. 8, 2023 at the North Loup United Methodist Church. Pastor Arsene Lumami officiated. Burial took place in the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup. Memorials are suggested to Loup Valley Veterans Wall or the North Loup-Scotia Rescue Unit. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements (
   Darles was born April 9, 1945 in Winner, SD to Doris and Luella (Chetalet) Turney. She grew up on the family farm in south central South Dakota, 40 miles from the nearest three towns and received her education at Todd County High School in Mission, SD.
   Darles worked as a waitress at the OK Café’ in Valentine, NE. This is where she met Ronnie L. Boyce. The couple was united in marriage on June 26, 1964 in Pierre, SD. They resided at Glen Elder, KS until 1967 when they settled on farms southwest of North Loup. They farmed, milked cows, fed cattle and raised corn, alfalfa and beans. Darles helped on the family farm while raising her family of four. She was a helper at the North Loup Head Start when her kids were young.
   She was a member of the Neighborly Helper Club. Darles will be remembered as a good cook. Her specialty was meat, potatoes and gravy. She also baked kolaches, canned vegetables from her garden and made chokecherry jelly. Darles enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved her dogs, especially her childhood dog, Brownie. She also enjoyed time spent with her family and attending their activities and events. 
   Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Wanda Barker and her significant other, Mike Drake both of Sargent and Marcia and Mark Kuszak of Loup City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Shey and Tony and Angie, all of North Loup; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two expectant great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Faye and Richard Bachelor of Valentine and Anna Wade of Sikeston, MO; and her loving caretaker, Deb Thompson.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ronnie; an infant son, Dale Gean; a son-in-law, Keith Barker; granddaughter, Laci Lea Barker; sister, Alma Lundberg; and a brother, Bob Turney.

Dolores Ann Sich • Ord, NE Resident, 82

   Dolores Ann Sich, 82, of Ord passed away on Fri., Aug. 11, 2023 at Arbor Care Center in Ord.
   A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 20, 2023 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. Father Scott Harter will be the Celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m.  The family request festive dress attire. Memorials are suggested to the Valley County Hospice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements (
   Dolores Ann was born April 30, 1941, at Brooklyn, NY to Edward and Katherine (O’Rourke) McCann.
   Dolores met Emmanuel A. Sich while he was stationed in Brooklyn. The couple was united in marriage on Jan. 29, 1961, at Brooklyn. They returned to the Sich family farm east of Ord where they raised their family of four, Kevin, Shawn, Brian and Elizabeth.  
   Dolores worked at the Ord Elevator and was the Executive Housekeeper at the Valley County Hospital for 19 years.
   She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for 61 years, where she taught CCD classes, was a Eucharistic Minister, and performed Psalm readings. It was the joy of her life to sing in the church choir.
   Dolores was a Jaycee member, holding local and state offices; den mother; and Weeblo leader. She belonged to the Red Hatters and Brunch Club. Dolores was a giving volunteer for the Ord Hospice for 21 years.
   Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Molly, Brian and Donna and Shawn and Hillary; one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and James Gdanitz; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Ron Rump; a brother, Edward “Skipper” McCann; in-laws, Duane and Julie Sich and Melvin and Karen Sich; and 10 nieces and nephews. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emmanuel who passed away Dec. 2, 2016; and a brother-in-law, Dean Sich.

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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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