Date Posted: 2015-03-05

Ronald E. Longly, 91, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Cozad Community Hosital.

Ron was born October 20, 1923, in rural Lexington, Nebraska to William and Eva (Lemmer) Longly. He lived on the family farm his entire life.

He attended Dawson County #7 rural school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1941. He then went on to further his education at the University of Nebraska. Ron served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He served from April 24, 1945, until his honorable discharge on April 24, 1947. After college, he returned to the farm. He was united in marriage to Mona Bauer on June 1, 1948, in Lexington. The couple was blessed with five children; Nick, Jim, Sharon, Deb and Tom.

Ron was always an active part of the Lexington community. He was a faithful member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus. He was active in the VFW, American Legion, Dawson County Democrats, Dawson County Plum Creekers horse drill team and had previously served on St. Ann’s Catholic School Board.

To say Ron and Mona loved to travel would be an understatement. They loved to take the family on special trips and each one of the grandchildren was given the opportunity to travel with their grandparents. When Mona was elected president of the National VFW Auxiliary, Ron traveled by her side and loved the opportunity to see many areas of the world.

Christmastime was a special time and many family traditions were carried down generation to generation. The annual Christmas tree trimming tradition is a favorite memory.

Ron enjoyed a good discussion about various topics and could talk your leg off for hours. He loved the farm, the cattle and checking the Markets daily. He was also an amateur weatherman. Paul Harvey’s talk, “So God Made a Farmer” summed up Ron’s life perfectly. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.

Survivors include his wife; Mona Longly of Lexington, Nebraska; children, Jim (Pat) Longly of Lexington, Nebraska, Thomas Longly of Lexington, Nebraska, Sharon (Terry) Jorgensen of Lexington, Nebraska and Deb (Ryan) Berggren of Stromsburg, Nebraska; daughter-in-law, Claire Longly of Fullerton, Nebraska; fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren with three on the way, five stepgrandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; son, Nick; grandson, Curt, step-granddaughter, Brandi, and sister, Maxine Renken.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 9, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Father Jorge Canela officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be in the St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 8 2015, from 4-6 p.m. with Wake Service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church or Heartland Military Museum.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family through:

Date Posted: 2013-06-10
Maiden Name: Quitmeyer

Opal Dorothy Henrietta Quitmeyer, 90, of rural Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Callaway District Hospital.

Opal was born April 9, 1923, on a farm in the Buffalo community to Frank and Bertha (Kopf) Quitmeyer. She received the sacrament of Holy Baptism on April 9, 1923, and reaffirmed those vows at her confirmation on May 16, 1937.

She attended First Lutheran Parochial School and Lexington High School, graduating in 1941. She moved to California and worked as a telephone operator for 10 years, returning to Nebraska in 1952, to help her brother Marvin raise his 3 children. She was a life-long member of First Lutheran Church at Buffalo and an active member of the First Lutheran Ladies Aid.

Opal enjoyed playing cards with friends and family, gardening, and large family get-togethers.

She is survived by her sister, Nora Prange of Redding, California; nieces & nephews, David (Janet) Quitmeyer of Lexington, Nebraska; Eileen Sawyers of Omaha, Nebraska; Debbie (Greg) Kitch of Georgia; Tom (Andrea) Prange, Kathie (Steve) Sturzenacker, Sue (Steve) Bailey all of California; grandnieces & nephews; Katie (Slim) Reece of Harrison, Nebraska; Casey (Crystal) Quitmeyer of Lexington, Nebraska; Brooke (Ryan) Donovan of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Nick (Lindsey) Sawyers of Long Beach, California; and their families.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Marvin and wife, Ruby Quitmeyer; brother-in-law, Ernie Prange, and niece, Letty Quitmeyer.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Buffalo Lutheran Cemetery with Reverend Victor Rasmussen officiating.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Buffalo with Reverend Victor Rasmussen, officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to the Buffalo Lutheran Church or The Lutheran Hour.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Please share online condolences to the family through:

Date Posted: 2018-07-24
Maiden Name: McKee

Gail Magnuson, 95, of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, July 21, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Tabitha Residence - Harbor House.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Eddie Mariel, officiating.

Family will be greeting friends one hour prior to the service. The casket will be closed.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Dawson County Historical Society Or Lexington Public Library.

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

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Date Posted: 2007-01-30
Maiden Name: Lindblade

Marylyn (Lindy) Curtis, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at her home in Leisure World at Mesa, Ariz., just 25 days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  A service celebrating Lindy's life was held on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Broadway Christian Church in Mesa, Ariz., officiated by Pastor John Enabnit and Pastor Richard Abbott. Burial was Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, in Mountainview Memorial Gardens at Mesa. Mountainview Memorial Gardens of Mesa was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years; three daughters, Christy (Richard) Abbott of Cedarege, Colo., Connie (Steve) Casey of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Cara Lee (Bob) Berg of Gilbert, Ariz.; one son, Jeff Curtis of Mesa.; one sister, Van (Bill) Kloepping of Lexington, their son and three daughters and families; and eight grandchildren, Aaron (Hayley) Abbott, Becca (Brian) Kuster, Jordan Lyn Abbott, McKenna and Kellin Casey and Jason, Jenna Lee and Jessica Berg. She was preceded in death by a son, Joel Reed; her parents; her sister, Evelyn; and her brother-in-law, Harold Fagot.    Lindy was born July 19, 1924, near Holdrege to John and Tillie Lindblade, the youngest of three sisters. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1941, and attended the University of Nebraska. She studied journalism and worked as a secretary in Lincoln, Dallas and Denver. She was also a United Airlines passenger agent for a few years through the late 1940s and 1950s. Lindy worked as a contract model for the Alexander Film Company in Colorado Springs.

On Sept. 1, 1949, she married Gene Curtis of Denver on the Bride and Groom radio program in Hollywood. The couple moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo., where Lindy was a member of the Art Guild. She and her husband were blessed with three daughters and a son.

Throughout her life she continued to model, teach young aspiring models and narrate fashion shows. For six years, she taught a Christian youth education program from her home, which she called Junior B.A.S.I.C. School (Brothers and Sisters in Christ).

Lindy was a published author and a poet writing children's stories songs, and in 1994 her 96-page poetry book was published and copies are now all over the world. She was a frequent contributor to the Christian Communicator magazine and wrote a number of articles that appeared in Forel Times, The Glenwood Post, Leisure World News and a number of other magazines, periodicals and newspapers. Lindy and Gene moved to Mesa 22 years ago where Lindy became involved in serving at Broadway Christian Church, had a nursing home ministry, and was a member and leader of Hope Fellowship in Leisure World. She also worked for the recreation department of Leisure World. Donations may be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85018, or the Phoenix Rescue Mission, 1801 South 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009.--Obituary obtained from the Lexington Clipper-Herald