Dr. Janet S. Bumgarner
1954 — 2016
Dr. Janet S. Bumgarner, daughter of John L. and Thais A. (Haley) Parilek, was born on November 28, 1954 in Omaha, Neb. She entered into eternal peace on Monday, August 8, 2016 at the age of 61 years, 8 months, 11 days at the Shenandoah Medical Center following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Her early childhood was spent growing up in Waterloo, Neb. The family later moved to Elgin, where Janet spent the latter part of her childhood through her high school years. She attended Pope John XXIII High School, graduating with the Class of 1973. She then attended the University of Nebraska, receiving her undergraduate degree in 1977. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa. On June 11, 1977, Janet was united in marriage to the love of her life, Donald Lee Bumgarner in Elgin. They had two children, Benjamin J. (BJ) and Jessica (Jess) were born.
Following their marriage Janet attended Medical School at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, receiving her MD degree in 1980. Both Janet and Don enlisted in the US Army as physicians. They spent three years at Ft. Gordon in Augusta, Georgia from 1980 – 1983 and three years at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma from 1983 – 1986. Dr. Janet reached the rank of Major in the Army Medical Corps.
They made Shenandoah their home in 1986. Dr. Janet moved to Shenandoah when her daughter, Jessica, was 2 weeks old. She worked for various employers over the years from 1986 through 2016 at the Shenandoah Medical Center as a family physician. She worked in association with Dr. Floyd Jones, for Clarkson Hospital, for Nebraska Medicine (under various names), and Shenandoah Medical Center. She served as the Page County Medical Examiner for years and was the SMH Hospice Director.
Through the years she greatly impacted the lives of her many patients and their families as well as her co-workers with her vast knowledge of medicine and personal, kind and caring dedication to improving the quality of life of everyone around her. She delivered many babies in Shenandoah. She really enjoyed caring for the full range of ages from newborns to centenarians. All she ever wanted to be was a family doctor in a small town.
Away from work, Janet enjoyed knitting, bird watching, astronomy, gardening and reading. Janet was a avid Nebraska Cornhusker football fan. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah. She was also active in PEO (DN Chapter), Gamma Phi Beta Sorority,
American Academy of Family Practice and the ravelry.com Breast Cancer Support Group.
Preceding Janet in death were her parents, John L. and Thais Parilek; and brother, John Richard Parilek. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Donald L. Bumgarner of Shenandoah; daughter, Jessica A. Bumgarner of Shenandoah; son, Dr. Benjamin J. Bumgarner and his wife, Elizabeth Hilpipre, of Omaha; sister, Mary R. Roberts of Waukegan, IL; nephew, Bryan Roberts and his wife, Lisa, and two sons of Highland Park, IL; nephew, Sean Roberts of Chicago, IL; niece, Jennifer Roberts of Chicago, IL; cousin, Jim Sanders of Clayton, GA; and other cousins, relatives, and many friends.
Douglas C. Johnson
1937 — 2013
Graveside services and Inurnment for Douglas C. Johnson will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Military rites will be provided by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin, NE.
Doug passed away October 6, 2013 at the Kimball County Manor in Kimball, NE.
Douglas Clinton Johnson was born in Oakdale, Nebraska on July 30, 1937, the son of Vern and Grace (Tierney) Johnson. He attended and graduated from school in Oakdale. Doug served his country in the United States Army and was proud of his time in the military. He started a family in Neligh Nebraska where he worked as a mechanic and then later as a plumber.
He moved his family to Kimball in 1969. He worked at Weather Wise and then worked in the oil fields for many years. Doug had several jobs through his life, but he really enjoyed working as a custodian for the Georgetown, Texas School System.
Doug had a quick wit and he was always ready to tell a story, he never met a stranger and loved to visit.
Survivors include his children Louis (Karen) Johnson of Norfolk, NE., Jeff Johnson of Scottsbluff, NE., and Carol (Keith) Bernard of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren Holly, Nick, Amber and Andy; 4 great grandchildren.
1921 — 2016
Lewis Lehr passed away peacefully, at age 95, on July 30, 2016 in Phoenix, Ariz. A funeral service was held Friday, August 5, at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, AZ.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, at Elgin with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. Memorial contributions preferred to Wounded Warrior Project.
Lewis was born February 21, 1921 in Elgin, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army overseas as an engineer during World War II. In 1944 he married Doris Stauder and they were married for nearly 60 years. At 26 years of age, Lewis landed a position working in 3M’s tape division testing adhesives and 36 years later, Lehr became 3M’s chairman and chief executive officer and held that position from 1980-1986.
Lewis also served on the board of multiple companies including Shell Oil, General Mills, and the University of Minnesota Medical School Foundation to name a few. He earned several honors and awards throughout his very distinguished life and career and was a generous contributor to numerous organizations.
He loved travel, golf, fishing, Nebraska football and music, especially the Phoenix Boys Choir.
He was preceded in death by wife Doris (Stauder) and parents, Lewis and Nancy.
Survivors include daughter Mary Makin; sons William (wife Charlotte), Don (wife Pamela) and John (wife Cammy) Lehr; grandchildren Patrick (wife Michele) Makin, Evan, Trevor, Alexandra, Anthony, Luke and Nicholas Lehr. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.
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John W. Hanlin
1931 — 2016
John Wesley Hanlin was born on August 1, 1931 to Wilber and Mae (Goeury) Hanlin at Geneva, NE. He graduated from Geneva High School with the Class of 1949. John enlisted in the United States Army on February 12, 1953 at Omaha, NE and was discharged on February 2, 1955 at Fort Carson, CO. He received the Korean Service Medal.
On May 8, 1955, he was united in marriage to Carol Ortgies at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bruning, NE. They have celebrated 62 years together. Through the years he worked at Heath’s Market, Safeway, Thiftway, Jack and Jill and the City of Neligh. He was a member of Neligh EMT/Firemen, Jaycee’s, American Legion and VFW and the Neligh Chamber of Commerce.
John enjoyed woodworking and listening to Ham Radio.
He is survived by his wife, Carol of Neligh, Kurt and wife, Peg Hanlin of Elgin, NE, Deb and husband, Lee Pofahl of Neligh, NE, and Kent and wife, Suzanne Hanlin of Pierce. 11 Grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Sister, Ruth (Art) Roemmich of York, NE.
Preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Bradley Hanlin; brothers: a brother in-infancy, William Hanlin and his wife, Kate; and James Hanlin. Sisters: one in-infancy and Margaret and her husband, John Fahlberg.
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Stanley G. Wilkinson
1933 — 2016
Funeral Services for Stanley G. Wilkinson age 83 of Oakdale, NE will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016 at Oakdale Community Center in Oakdale with Pastor Bob Moore, Officiating.
Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.
Stan passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his home. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com
Stanley Gene Wilkinson was born on April 4, 1933 to Lester and Etta (Christiansen) Wilkinson at Elgin, Nebraska. He graduated from Elgin High School with the Class of 1949. He was united in marriage to Patricia Mengedoht at Fontanelle, Nebraska. Stan farmed and was a car dealer. He enjoyed collecting muscle and antique cars most of his life.
Survived by his son, Matt and wife, Kelli Wilkinson of Oakdale, Nebraska. Two step grandsons, Travis and Tanner Dozler. One step great grandson, Hunter.
Preceded in death by his parents.