Alice “Jeanne” Luebbe, 82, of North Platte, Nebraska, formerly of Johnson Lake, died Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte.

Jeanne was born September 16, 1935, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Harold and Nellie (Wolfe) Sheldon. She attended school at District #6 near Overton, and graduated from Lexington High School in 1952.

She was united in marriage to Verne A. Luebbe on May 16, 1954, at the Methodist Church in Overton, Nebraska. They had two children; Randy Lee and Patti Kay.

Jeanne was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington, where she was involved, and enjoyed Bible studies. She was also a past member of the Eastern Star. She was past president of the Junior Old Timers Club, a past member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Club, Elks Lodge, VFW auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary.

Near and dear to her heart were the Boys & Girls Boystown, Christian Appalachian Project, and the Salvation Army.

As a young woman the couple enjoyed dancing, playing cards, she also loved her sweets, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include one son, Randy and wife Lydia Luebbe of North Platte, Nebraska, one daughter, Patti Barber of Johnson Lake, Nebraska; one sister, Jan and her husband Gary Donnelson of Lexington, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Chelsea, Nicole, Matthew, Jeannie, James, and Laurie; eighteen great-grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Verne.

A Graveside Service will be held Monday, October 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington with Pastor John Strackbein officiating.

Visitation will be held prior to the graveside from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church or Parent/Child Center.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

Date Posted: 2006-10-31

Air Force veteran: Darryn Wayne Gulden, 73 (1933-2006) Darryn Wayne Gulden 73, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, October 31, 2006, at Madonna Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.   

He was born September 24, 1933, at Lexington, to parents Edna Wolfe Gulden and Marion "Bud" Gulden of Lexington. He was educated at District #17 South and District #17 North; graduated from Lexington High School in 1952; and attended Southeast Community College at Milford for one year. In 1953, Darryn enlisted in the Air Force with the help of his Grandpa Rollie. He attended basic training in both Buloxi, Mississippi, and Lachlund AFB (Texas). He served in French Morocco in Africa. He then returned to Walker AFB in Roswell, New Mexico. He was honorably discharged January 11, 1957, and immediately enrolled that semester at Kearney State Teachers College (UNK). He received his bachelors of science degree in education in May, 1960.   

He married Janice Phillippi on June 22, 1957, at Lexington. To this union, four daughters were born.   

He taught high school and junior high sciences until 1967, in Litchfield and Cozad. During those years, he also was a school administrator and volleyball coach.   

In June 1967, he joined Dawson Public Power District in Lexington. His title was Power Use Advisor, but wore many hats there. Throughout the years, he was involved in Lions Club, American Legion, Ducks Unlimited, served on the National Rural Electrical Association Public Information committee, was an advisor to Southeast Community College for Electrical Technology, member and committee member of the First Presbyterian Church, and NRA member. He received many awards for his commitment to the Power Industry.   

He began his third career in agriculture after his retirement from NPPD in 1996. He enjoyed reading, gardening and farming, fishing and hunting, all children, family, teaching, applying his chemistry savvy to homemade cordials and wines, and making up silly songs on road trips. He enjoyed participating in grandchildren's extracurricular activities and was proud of them all. He especially liked helping people in any way he could.   He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; a granddaughter, Sarai Ford; and many aunts and uncles. 

Survivors include his wife, Janice Gulden of Lexington; an aunt, Eva Kirkpatrick of Overton, Nebraska; his sister, Carolyn Malzahn and husband Leon of Lexington; four daughters, Pam Abbott and husband Mike of Ogallala, Nebraska, Kristy Acton and husband Jerry of Firth, Nebraska, Robin Ford and husband Rod of Hickman, Nebraska, and Penny Hite and husband Shayne of Grant, Nebraska; nine grandchildren, Harrison, Maggie, Emily, Nathan, Courtney, Philip, Mackenzie, Quinton and Triston; and many beloved nieces and nephews and cousins.   

Memorial Services were held Friday, November 3, 2006, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Rev. Caroline Vickery officiating. Burial was held prior to the memorial service at 9:30 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Military Honors.   

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Fire Department, Operation Santa Claus or the donor's choice.   

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.obituary obtained from Tri-City Trib Online at

Date Posted: 2008-07-02
Maiden Name: Fagot

Clementine M. (Fagot) King, 73, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.

She was born May 12, 1935, at Lexington, Nebraska to Ralph B. and Matilda (Welter) Fagot. Clementine grew up in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1952. She then went on to attend Kearney State College.   

She was united in marriage to Marion L. "Brad" King on April 8, 1967, at Grand Island, Nebraska. Clementine worked for 22 years in the Dawson County Treasurer's office.   

Clementine enjoyed her pet dogs and shopping on QVC. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church as well as the Altar Society and a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary.   

Survivors include one brother: Leo Fagot of Lexington, Nebraska. One sister: Veronica (Ted) Scholl of Kearney, Nebraska. Many nieces and nephews.   

Clementine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Brad; two brothers and three sisters.   

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, July 7, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverend Paul Colling officiating. Rosary will be recited prior to Mass at 9:30 a.m. at the church. The Casket will be closed. Burial will be in the St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery at Lexington. Memorials are kindly suggested to Tri-County Hospital Hospice. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Date Posted: 2009-04-18

John A. Milbourn, 74, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Illinois Knights Templar Home in Paxton, Illinois. His body was cremated and a memorial service will be held in Lexington, Nebraska, on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel with Reverend John Craig officiating. The Family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th.   

John was born April 26, 1934, in Odessa, Nebraska to Claude and Doris Milbourn. He married Lela Schultz of Loda, Illinois on February 14, 2001, in Paxton, Illinois.   

John held many jobs in Lexington. He began as a paper boy, worked at the local hatchery and Prasch's Grocery Store. In 1952, he graduated from Lexington High School.   

He joined the National Guard in 1956, he began his service in the U.S. Army and spent 1957-1959 at Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska.   

After military service, John worked at Cash-Wa Candy Company while attending business classes at Nebraska State College in Kearney, Nebraska. In 1961, he began working for the U.S. Postal Service in Lexington. He retired in January of 1992.   

In 1997, John moved to Rantoul, Illinois. He volunteered many hours at the local Air Museum in Rantoul.   

John suffered a stroke in June of 2004 and then lived at Heartland Care Center in Paxton prior to moving to Illinois Templar Home in December of 2004.   

Survivors include his wife, Lela of Loda; sister, LaVonne (Richard) Smith of Rantoul; sister-in-law: Delores Milbourn of Omaha. Surviving nephews are Michael (Sharon) Milbourn, Lincoln, Nebraska; Christopher (Gwen) Smith of Paxton, Illinois, and Cory (Gloria) Milbourn of Omaha, Nebraska. Also surviving John is niece Lana (Steve) Sample of Paxton, Illinois. Surviving great-nephews are Dustin Smith, Cody Sample and Seth Milbourn. Surviving great-nieces are Elizabeth Smith and Resa Milbourn. John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leroy.   

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to:

Date Posted: 2011-05-03
Maiden Name: Kreitz

Harla Jean Gruber, age 77 of Cozad, died May 3, 2011 at the Golden Living Care Center in Cozad after a courageous 10-month battle with cancer.  

Services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cozad with Pastor Elaine Besthorn officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery south of Cozad.   

Visitation will be held on Friday, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.   

Harla was born Feb. 9, 1934 at Lexington to Ed and Alma (Elliker) Kreitz. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1952. On Dec. 22, 1952, she married Doug Gruber. The couple made their home on the family farm south of Cozad where they lived the rest of their married lives together. Harla enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid reader; spending many great moments with her friends in bridge club and book club. Doug and Harla enjoyed music, traveling and spending summers at their home at Johnson Lake with family and friends.   

Survivors include her husband Doug Gruber of Cozad; two daughters, Marsha Feik of Cozad, Marla (Paul) Jorgensen of Kearney; four sisters, Alfaretta Clevenger of Lincoln, Marilyn Sutherland of Banning, Calif., Beverly Adle of Yorba Linda, Calif., Janet Bowman of Eldridge, Iowa; four grandchildren, Matt (Alison) Feik of Cozad, Marcy Feik of Cozad, D.J. O'Donnell of Lexington, Cody O'Donnell of Denver and three great-grandchildren, Madison, Bryant and Austin.    

She will be greatly missed by her dear friend Imogene St. John, plus many, many nieces, nephews and friends.   

Harla was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Alma; siblings, Emily, Claire, Dean, Howard, Gordon and Jerry and a son-in-law, Mike Feik.   

A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences may be shared at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.