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Cortland Cemetery Obituaries
Cortland, Gage County, Nebraska

Donald E. Miller

Donald E. "Don" Miller, 75 years of age, of Cortland, Nebraska passed away peacefully Saturday morning, October 4, 2008 at his home. He was born on April 1, 1933 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Ernest & Ethel (Barritt) Miller. Don served in the Army during Korea from 1953 - 1955. He married Ann Fowler on October 13, 1974 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was a Truck Driver and Warehouse Manager for 35 years for Nash Finch Company. He was also a Security Officer for Windstream. Don was a member of the American Legion Post #16 in Norfolk, NE. He was an avid Husker fan and enjoyed golfing, Cubs baseball, woodworking, crossword puzzles, reading, playing poker on the computer, baking cookies, spending time with family, the 4th of July and playing with his two dogs, Joe and Millie.

Don is survived by his wife: Ann Miller; 3 sons: Dennis & Janet Miller of Norfolk, NE, Mark & Rhonda Miller of Norfolk, NE, Mike & Kim Shambaugh-Miller of Lincoln, NE; 8 daughters: Debra & Dale Schwartz of Omaha, NE, Gail Miller of Beatrice, NE, Linda & Bob Moser of Elgin, NE, Alix McKenna of Louisville, KY, Nancy Alexander of Madison, NE, Brenda & Byron Yung of Lincoln, NE, Janis Masters of Lincoln, NE, Doni & Todd Douglass of Cortland, NE; 26 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a brother: Ken & Linda Miller of Norfolk, NE; a sister: Elaine & Ken Werner of Norfolk, NE; several nieces and nephews; 2 aunts: Dorothy Reigle and Margaret Sunderman; an uncle: William Miller; a great aunt: Jennie West. He was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest & Ethel (Barritt) Miller.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Christ Schools in Lincoln, NE with the Griffiths Hovendick Chapel in Charge. Interment will be in the Cortland Cemetery in Cortland, NE. The body will lie in state Tuesday from 1 - 9 PM at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice, NE.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice, NE with Pastor Duncan McLellan officiating. Military Graveside Services will be provided by the American Legion Post #253 in Cortland, NE with Grandson Justin Leikam of the US Navy presenting the flag to his grandmother. The family has requested that the public wear business casual attire to the service.

Lester "Bob" Doolittle

Lester “Bob” Doolittle, 91, of Cortland, died Thursday, April 1, 2010. Born September 6, 1918 near Firth, NE. Graduated from Cortland High School. Retired from Cushman. Enjoyed gardening and candy making. He was married to Maxine H. (Bailey) Doolittle on May 20, 1943 in Ellis, Nebraska. They Lived and farmed in rural Cortland.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Carol of Gretna; Gary and Kathy & Steve and Faye all of Lincoln; Daryl and Debbie of Cortland and son, Terry all of Cortland, Seven Grandchildren, Amy(Steve)Johansson, Angela(Russ)McFarling, Amber Doolittle, Cory Doolittle, Kendra(Dustin)Garrels, Amanda(Mike) Christenson and Holly Doolittle. Five great grandchildren, Michael, Maxwell and Mathias Johansson & Kaeden and Bailey Christenson. One brother Henry (Mildred) Doolittle. One sister Audrey (Wilfred) DeVries. One sister-in-law Eileen Price & many Nieces and Nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine who died in 2003 after 60 years of marriage; parents, Charles and Viola (Smith) Doolittle; brother, Burton; Sister, Charlotte (Walter) Goggins.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday at the Cortland United Church – Cortland Ne Visitation will be from 1 – 9 pm Monday with family present between 6 – 8 pm Monday at Butherus, Maser & love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln, NE Burial will be in Cortland Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Cortland United Church.

Dale C. Peterson

Dale C. Peterson, 77, Cortland, Neb., died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in Firth. Born March 2, 1933 in Milaca, Minnesota to Emil and Sadie (Bowerman) Peterson. Ret. Carpenter. Member Eagles Club. Enjoyed fishing, watching sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings and Twins and taking family vacations.

Family members include wife: Patricia; daughter: Bobbette Brethouwer and her children, Sean and Jenny of Fairbury, Neb.; son: Kevin (Shannon) Peterson and their children, Brittney and Jared of Wayne, Neb.; daughter: Connie (Mike) Gates and their children, Justin, Jeffrey, Jaci and Jordan of Cortland; daughter: Donna Hamre and her children, Faren, Tanner and Evan of Mobridge, S.D.; daughter: Dana Peterson and her children, Nicholas and Kraig of Cortland; also survived by a son, Jeffrey Savage of Lochbuie, Colo. and a daughter, Jackie Savage of Denver. from a previous marriage; eight great grandchildren; sister: Shirley Starcevitch, Colorado Springs; sister-in-law: Staczi Peterson, Coco Beach, Fla.; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; grandchildren, Katelyn Hutchison and Jessica Binnick; brothers Clifford, Ron and Kenny; sister Donna.

Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Monday (7/12/10) Cortland United Church, 500 Sheridan Ave., Cortland. Pastor Casey Karges officiating. Burial in the Cortland Cemetery. Memorials to the family. Closed casket visitation Sunday from 2-6 p.m., with family greeting friends from 4-6 p.m. at Metcalf's Funeral Home, 309 Nemaha, Firth, Nebraska.

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