Loving husband, father, and papa, Joseph (Joe) Donahue’s love didn’t come to an end with his death. It continues to live inside the hearts of each and every person who had the pleasure to be touched by his friendship, generosity, and passion for life. Joe left this world peacefully on January 13, 2022, but his love and memories live on.
Theda Frazer passed peacefully in her sleep on January 10, 2022. She is pre-deceased by her husband Dr. D.W. Frazer of 54 years and survived by her son, Gary, daughter-in-law Susan, grandsons Cary and Tom and his wife April, and six great grandchildren Jackson, Evan, Ford, Madison, Megan, and Bryson.
Jerry Lee Miller, husband, father, grandfather and gardener extraordinaire, passed away January 6, 2022 surrounded by his wife, Rosemary, and his Triple A Girls. He was 80 when he died from a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2022 at First Lutheran Church in Kearney with Rev. Dr. Michelle Holley Carlson and Rev. Dr. Rick Carlson officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2022 at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home.
Dennis Mac Wilson of Cozad passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 74. Dennis was born July 24, 1947 at Minden, Nebraska to John and Nellie (Pentecost) Wilson. On August 4, 1966, he married Suzanne McDowell at Kearney, Nebraska. Their union was blessed with two children, Charles and Denise. Their young family resided in Kearney then shortly after moved to the Nebraska Turkey Ranch south of Gibbon. They moved to Cozad in 1970 and Dennis went to work at Monroe Auto Equipment Company. He retired from there after 41 years Of service. In 1975, they moved to Gothenburg where they raised their children and then settled in Cozad in 1989. Dennis loved his family deeply; his grandchildren were everything to him. He attended all of their activities and sporting events. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially when his grandchildren went with him. Dennis was a kind hearted loving and generous person. He will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters, Bonnie, Margie, Erma, Josephine and Verna; 2 brothers, Kenneth and Jerome. Survivors include his wife Suzanne of Cozad; son, Chuck (Aresia) Wilson of Gothenburg; daughter, Denise (Todd) Blede of Lincoln; grandchildren, Andrew (Rachel) Wilson, Justin (Katie) Wilson, Kristina (Jake) Wolf, Waltavious Allen, RoLyntra Allen, TyVandric Allen, Corbin (Adie) Blede, Lincoln Blede and Chloe Blede (Kris; her Fiance); 8 great grandchildren; brothers John (Arlene) Wilson of Cozad and Harvey Wilson of Cozad; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Cremation was chosen. Memorials are suggested to the family in his name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Susan Sukraw officiating. Inurnment will be at Cozad Cemetery. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home, family will be present.