Susan K. Packard

Susan K. Packard, 46, of Grand Island, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at her home. A memorial service for family and close friends will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Carol Jean VanDeWalle

Carol Jean VanDeWalle, 69, died on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at her home in Cedar Rapids.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 9 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids with  Mgsr. Ralph Steffensmeier officiating. Burial was held in the Parish Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Condolences may be sent to

Betty Ann Johnson

Betty Ann Johnson, age 86, of Lincoln, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 in Lincoln. Funeral services were held at Roper and Sons Chapel on Monday, Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. David Lux officiated. Following services, she will be cremated and inurned with her husband and daughter Leslie in Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the University of Nebraska Foundation. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at

June Kathryn  Cooper

June Kathryn Cooper, 58, Omaha, died on Feb. 5, 2009.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m., at the Lutheran Church of the Master in Omaha.  A graveside service was held Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m., at Westlawn Cemetery in Omaha. June was born in Columbus. Memorials to World Vision, PO Box 70399, Tacoma, WA 98481-0399.

Donald J. Hestekind

Donald J. Hestekind, 74 of Elgin, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at his home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, with military honors by American Legion Post # 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin and the United States Air Force Honor Guard.