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Obituaries

Esther Mary Bloom

Esther Bloom, 97, formerly of Spalding, died Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Greeley Care Home in Greeley. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spalding with Fr. Don Buhrman and Fr. Jim Murphy officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Dolce-Scheef Mortuary in Spalding was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Thomas A. Berlin

Thomas A. Berlin, 55, formerly of Albion, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at his home in Columbus. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Albion. Levander Funeral Home in Albion was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Kenneth D. Bennett

Kenneth Dale Bennett, 90, of Elgin, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at The Waterford at Roxbury Park Assisted Living in Omaha. Funeral services are Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Elgin with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Interment will follow at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin with Military Rites by American Legion Post 229/VFW Post 5816. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Robert “Bob” Brachle

Robert “Bob” Nicholas Brachle, 76, of West Point, died Friday, May 23, 2014 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Funeral mass will be Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Reverend Frank Lordemann as celebrant. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Petersburg. Stokely Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg.

Leah M. Smith

Leah M. Smith, 90, of Papillion, formerly of Albion, died Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Midland Hospital in Papillion. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. Burial was in the Burkett Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed through www.livson.com