Mark E. Bliven, 57, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
He was born January 25, 1962, in Lexington, Nebraska to Darrell A. and Maxine (Gonzalez) Bliven.

Mark attended school and graduated from St. Ann’s High School in 1980. Following graduation, Mark lived in Lexington and worked for Platte Valley Harvest Store before closing, then at Excel, Cornland Beef and in June of 1991 he started working for IBP in Lexington now Tyson up until his passing.

He was united in marriage to Brenda Blocher on December 4, 1981 in Lexington. Three boys were blessed to this union: Justin, Matthew and Aaron.
Mark had a passion and love for sports. He coached his boys in baseball until they were in Junior Legion baseball. He played city league softball and basketball for many years. He loved the outdoors and spent many weekends with the boys fishing and hunting. Mark was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and cheered for all of the Nebraska Cornhusker teams. He also enjoyed playing cards and was a very good cook. Family was very important to Mark and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Mark was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Mark is survived by his wife, Brenda of Lexington; three boys, Justin (Becky) Bliven of Lincoln, Matt (Maria) Bliven of Lexington and Aaron (Danielle) of Omaha; five grandchildren, Abrey, Rielyn, Greyson, Jayden and Gabriel; five brothers, Darrell (Kathy) Bliven of Omaha, James “Jim” (Mary Ann) Bliven of Lexington, Porf (Trish) Bliven of Lexington, Lupe (Vicki) Bliven of Johnson Lake and Michael Bliven of Lexington; three sisters, Maria Atterberry of Elwood, Karla (Ralph) Yeager of Alliance and Mecheal (Guy) Embree of Nelson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve (Jackie) Blocher of West Point, Craig (Sandy) Blocher of Lexington, Rodney Blocher of Lexington and Rhonda (Kirk) Mills of Lexington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Darrell A. “Pete” and Maxine; brother, Jess; sister, and brother-in-law, Gerald “Butch” Atterberry.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Matt Koperski, officiating.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Rosary will be on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Medicine Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, 505 S 45th St, Omaha, NE 68105

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting:


Anthony “Tony” Schwarz, 57, of Kearney passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 at his home in Kearney. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Kearney. Pastor Sean Dougherty and Pastor Stan Murdoch will officiate. Inurnment will follow the service at Kearney Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Caring Angels or Aseracare Hospice. Condolences may be shared online at Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.

Anthony “Tony” Schwarz was born on February 21, 1962 in Lexington to Carl and Lucy (Netzel) Schwarz. He received his education from St. Ann’s Catholic School in Lexington, where he graduated with the class of 1980.

On September 27, 1986, Tony was united in marriage to Naomi Legates at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney and to this union a child was born, Bryan Schwarz.

Tony worked for several years in construction with Schwarz Bros and Fort Kearney Consolidated for 24 years. Tony’s hobbies included fishing, camping, watching westerns and traveling.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Naomi Schwarz of Kearney; son, Bryan Schwarz of Kearney; mother, Lucy Buesing and her husband, Darrell of Gothenburg; sisters, Teresa Smith and her husband, Gary of Gothenburg and Kathy Lord and her husband, Tim of Indianola, Nebraska; brothers, Ron Schwarz of Lexington, Charlie Schwarz and his wife, Denise of Clovis, California and Troy Schwarz of Gothenburg; sisters-in-law, Connie Blackenship and her husband, Brian of Ashland, Bonnie Volker and her husband, Bill of Kearney and Vickie Weber and her husband, Jeff of Alliance; brothers-in-law, Charles Legates and his wife, Glenda and Gary Legates, all of Kearney; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Tony was preceded in death by his father, Carl Schwarz; brother, David Schwarz; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Rose Lee Legates; brother-in-law, John Legates; sister-in-law, Charlotte Legates; nephew, Nathan Schwarz; and nieces, Natalie and Nicole Schwarz.