James H. Kleffner, Sr

James H. Kleffner Sr., 90, of Spalding, died at Friendship Villa in Spalding on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Spalding. Father Don Buhrman and Father Jim Murphy officiated. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #299.

Bernard L. Elming

Bernard L. Elming, 78, of Atlantic, IA, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at the Heritage House in Atlantic. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Atlantic. Reverend Lanette Plambeck officiated. Burial was in the Atlantic Cemetery.   Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Heritage House Good Samaritan Fund, both in Atlantic. Condolences may be left at

Kenneth E. Werner

Kenneth Earl Werner, 93, of St. Edward, died on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 at Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Rev. Glen Holtz officiated. Burial was held in the Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward. Condolences may be sent to Memorials suggested to St. Edward Fire & Rescue; St. Edward Senior Center; St. Edward United Methodist-Presbyterian Church.

Mildred A. Kittelson

Mildred A. Kittelson, 94, of Newman Grove, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home, Newman Grove. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Immanuel-Zion Lutheran Church, rural Albion. Rev. Michael Kern officiated. Burial was held in the Parish Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

Darlene J. Donnelly

Darlene J. Donnelly, 72, of Cheyenne, died Aug. 7 at Davis Hospice Center. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Schrader Chapel under the direction of Pastor Bill Jividen. Cremation was at Schrader’s Sunset Park Crematory.