George Bittner

George Bittner, 79, died July 15, 2008 at the Friendship Villa in Spalding. Funeral services were held Friday, July 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Community Church in Spalding. Rev. Ray and Mary Avidano officiated. Burial was in the Albion Cemetery.

Ila Cleone Ellinger

Ila Cleone Ellinger, 86, of La Vista, died July, 14, 2008. Funeral services were held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Omaha. Interment was held in the Calvary Cemetery in Omaha.

Rita C. Kramer

Rita C. Kramer, 87, of Seneca, KS, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. Mass of Christian burial was held  at 10 a.m., Tuesday,  July 22 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca. Burial was in  the church cemetery.

Helen J. Kaufmann

Helen J. Kaufmann, 94 formerly of St. Edward, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at the Crete Manor in Crete, NE.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Levander Funeral Home in St. Edward with Rev. Timothy White officiating. There will be no visitation.

Anne Briese

Anne Briese, 86, formerly of the Albion, area died on Thursday, July 10, at Cascade Terrace in Portland, OR. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2008 at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion.  Rev. Michael Kern officiated the ceremony. Burial was held in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion, with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736 of Albion.