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North Bend Eagle Obituaries

Below are listed obituaries published in the North Bend Eagle for people who died in 2015. Dates listed with the names are the dates of death. Click on each name to read the full obituary.

Mary Lou Johnson, Fremont, Jan. 20, age 87
Mary Johnson
Mary Lou Johnson of Fremont died Jan. 20 at Homestead Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln. Mary Lou was born Feb. 7, 1927, in North Bend to Herman and Ann (Bintz) Stott. She grew up in North Bend and was a 1945 graduate of North Bend High School.
Mary Lou married Howard G. Johnson on June 2, 1946, in North Bend. The couple farmed near Webster until they moved to San Diego, Calif., in 1957. They later moved to Nickerson where they farmed for 15 years. They moved to Fremont in 1973. Howard died Jan. 20, 2000. Mary Lou moved to Shalimar Gardens in 2004.
Mary Lou was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Fremont. She decorated cakes out of her home for many years.
She is survived by her son, Greg (Cheryl) Johnson of Lincoln; daughter Genelle Hargens of Morse Bluff; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Jan. 23 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont with the Rev. Michael McGregor of First United Methodist Church in Fremont officiating. Burial was at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church in Fremont.
Online condolences may be left at
John F. Ladenburger, Bettendorf, Iowa, Jan. 18, age 75
John Ladenburger
John F. Ladenburger of Bettendorf, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 18, in Peoria, Ill.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, in Bettendorf. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Food Pantry.
John was born June 24, 1939, in Wahoo, Nebraska, the son of John O. and Emma (Kavan) Ladenburger. He was united in marriage to Margaret E. “Peggy” Kutzke in 1993 in Rock Island, Illinois.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Peggy; his daughters Stephanie Larson and Jacki Florentius; and his son John A. Ladenburger.
John was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Emily Sabata and Nadine Racek.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting John’s obituary at
Paid obit published Jan. 21, 2015
Eileen Soll, Fremont, Jan. 14, age 87
Eileen Soll
Eileen K. Widhelm Soll of Fremont, formerly of North Bend, died Jan. 14 at Nye Legacy. Eileen was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Omaha to Thomas and Agnes (Burns) Wagner. She grew up in Gretna and was a 1945 graduate of Gretna High School. Eileen attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont.
Eileen was married to Ted Widhelm July 8, 1947, in Gretna. He passed away Jan. 1, 1973. She married Ed Soll Sept. 4, 1976. He died Oct. 16, 1998.
Eileen taught school for several years and worked in food service at various places. She worked at the Fremont Middle School for 25 years as a cook and retired in 2002. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and St. Anne’s Altar Society in North Bend. She was a member of the District 57 School Board.
Eileen is survived by daughters Julie (Ken) Kelberlau of North Bend, Sue Waters (Larry) Urwin, Marge (Kevin) Lodl of Morse Bluff; eight grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Bob Wagner and Charlie Burns and special friend Henry Nelson.
Funeral Mass was Jan. 17, at St. Charles Catholic Church. The Rev. Donald Cleary officiated. Burial took place at Woodland Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the family for a charity yet to be determined. Online condolences may be left at
Published Jan. 21, 2015
Janet (Haun) Keller, Omaha, Jan. 10, age 81
Janet Keller
Janet Keller died at Hospice House in Omaha due to complications following pancreatic cancer. Janet was born on Feb. 15, 1932, on the family farm in North Bend to Ellwood Charles Haun and Myrtle Alice (Catherwood) Haun. She attended Wayne State College to get her teaching certificate, and she taught school (K-12) in Districts 12 and 47 in Scribner for four years. Janet was married on June 6, 1953, to Lloyd Edgar Keller of Morse Bluff. She worked as a secretary in Lincoln until her first child, Nancy, was born in 1954. She worked in the library and as a media specialist for Westside Community Schools for 27 years. She was a homemaker, devoted mother and wife for all of that time. Janet was a devout Catholic. She performed adoration at Mary Our Queen for many years, and was a parishioner at St. Vincent De Paul for the past ten years.
Janet is survived by her husband Lloyd; daughter Nancy Marie (Keller) Lee and Richard Dean Lee of Elkhorn; son and daughter-in-law Gregory Lloyd Keller and Lorena Pulgarin-Keller; four grandchildren: Joshua Daniel Lee, Jacob Richard Lee, Johan Alejandro Keller, and Elise Nicole Keller; sisters Jeannine Ries, Beverly Nissen (and Walt), and Barbara Broderick (and Greg); and her sister-in-law Irene Keller. She was preceded in death by her son, Rev. Daniel Ellwood Keller, and her parents, Ellwood C. Haun and Myrtle Alice (Catherwood) Haun.
Mass of Christian burial was Tuesday, Jan. 13, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice House, St. Vincent De Paul Church or Mary Our Queen Church, all in Omaha.
Arrangements were by Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler.
Published Jan. 14, 2015


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