Scott R. Commins, 54, of Beatrice, died Oct. 2, 2008 in Lincoln. His ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony on the farm where he grew up.
He is survived by his brother Michael (Virginia) Commins of Lexington; nephew David Commins of Lexington and niece Elisabeth Commins of Norfolk.
Scott was born in Lexington to Roy and Belva (Velte) Commins. He graduated from Lexington High School, received a masters in education from Kearney State College, a bachelors of sacred music from Gulf Coast College and a masters of religion from Watner Pacific College.
He taught school in Thedford and Brady before turning to his second calling, pastoring in churches in Gothenburg, North Platte and Beatrice.
Memorials are suggested to Buffalo Grove Presbyterian Church or to the donor's choice.
Lincoln Memorial Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
Michael "Mick" Grant Bliven, 58, of Overton, died Friday, July 27, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a yearlong battle with cancer.
A Celebration of Life for Michael "Mick" G. Bliven will be conducted from the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Lonnie Bliven officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Robb Cemetery in Gosper County.
There will be no visitation as the family is honoring his wish for cremation.
Mick was born Jan. 19, 1954 in Lexington, the third of seven children born to Alfred "Mike" and Mary (Stanford) Bliven.
Mick grew up in Lexington and Overton and graduated from Lexington Senior High School with the class of 1972.
Mick owned and operated Bliven Construction Company of Lexington with his brother, Lonnie for many years. He loved life and being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and special gatherings of friends and family. In 1979 he initiated and organized his grandmother, Margaret Faith Hughbanks' annual family reunions that continue today. Mick was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend to all, taking special care to watch over those whom he loved. He provided special attention to his mother-in-law, Mabel M. Bye. Mick loved following his University of Nebraska Cornhuskers sporting events, especially football and attended games whenever possible.
Mick is survived by his wife, Lois Bliven of Overton; his step-son, Brian Robinson of Overton; four brothers, Lonnie Bliven of Lexington, Ed (Denise) Bliven of Jacksonville, Ore., Tom Bliven of Overton, Don Bliven of Lexington; two sisters, Mary Ford of Kennedale, Texas, Pat (David) Pierce of Bertrand; mother-in-law, Mabel M. Bye of Overton; three brothers-in-law, Roy (Sue) Bye of Grand Island, Dale (Janet) Bye of Lexington, Melvin (Darla) Bye of Overton; 10 nephews, Matt, Mike, Chris, Jason, Justin, Thomas, Nathan, Eric, Derek and Dustin and their families; six nieces, Jeannie, Seri, Tara, Chelle, Robin and Maggie and their families as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews, two surviving aunts, Jeanne Gibson and June Rickers, multiple cousins, family members and friends. Special friends include Donna Wilson of Overton, Don Hennek of Lexington and Millie Nicks of Denver, Colo.
Mick was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father in 1995; his mother in 1998; father-in-law, Cecil H. Bye in 1996 and several aunts and uncles.
Memorials are suggested to the Overton Volunteer Fire Department or to the family to be designated at a later date.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at
www.nelsonbauerfh.com The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.