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Nebe, Emil Henry – Emil H. Nebe, who will be remembered by many Clarinda people, died last Thursday morning at his home in Atlantic, after a short illness of about two weeks. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 pm at the residence, and were conducted by Rev E.E. IlgenFritz, assisted by Rev C.W. Reeder. The Knights of Pythias lodge of Atlantic was in charge and after the services at Atlantic the body was taken Saturday morning to Glenwood where burial services were held at 2 o’clock and the body laid to rest in the Glenwood cemetery. Mr Nebe was born at Glenwood, Ia, Nov 1, 1875. His mother died about five years ago and she also was buried in the cemetery at Glenwood. He was married in Nov 1898, to Miss Addie E. Hitchcock at College Springs. About eight or ten years ago, he and his brother Frank located here in the boot and shoe business in the building now occupied by the Beam Shoe Co., where they continued to do a fine business for about two years when they sold out and went to Glenwood, where they associated in the same business with their father, and in September, 1901, the brothers went to Atlantic, where they have continued a very successful business up to the present time. Mr Nebe had a host of friends here in Clarinda, as well as in Glenwood and Atlantic, where he had lived the greater part of his life. He was a member of the Methodist church and was a great worker in that institution. His death was the result of a hemorrage of the bowels. As a tribute to his memory nearly all of the business houses of the town closed their doors and suspended business Friday afternoon during the time of the funeral.

Clarinda Herald, Clarinda, Iowa, Jan 10, 1905


Nelson, Leland R. – Leland Nelson is buried at Bethesda – Bethesda (Special) Services for Leland R. Nelson, 35, are to be held Friday at 2:30 pm at the Bethesda Lutheran church following his death Tuesday at the Methodist hospital in Omaha.

Mr Nelson had been ill with cancer since September, being in and out of the hospital during the six months. His final hospitalization was during the week preceding his death.

Born in Shenandoah Nov 26, 1928, Mr Nelson had spent a lifetime in the Essex and Bethesda vicinity, farming except for two years during the Korean Conflict, 1951-53, that he was in the US Army.

His wife, formerly Wilda Anderson, and three sons, Larry 6, Kevin 4, and Clair 2, are of the home in Douglas township. His parents are Mr and Mrs Leonard Nelson, his sister Mrs Wayne (Rogene) Sederburg of the Bethesda vicinity. Mrs G.A. Nelson of Essex is a grandparent.

The Rev David Henry of the Bethesda Lutheran church will officiate at the services, the Carson-Hackett funeral home of Essex being in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Bethesda cemetery.

Clarinda Herald-Journal, Clarinda, Iowa, March 5, 1964


Nelson, Opal Elizabeth, a longtime Longmont resident, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2005, of congestive heart failure. She would have been 93 on July 30, 2005. She died peacefully at home in San Diego with her son at her side.
Born on July 30, 1912, in Clarinda, Iowa, she was one of seven children born to W. G. and Emma Kaufman Martin. In 1919, at the age of 7, her family moved from Iowa to the San Luis Valley, settling in the Sergeant district, where she graduated from high school in 1930. She then attended Colorado Women's College in 1931. From 1932 to 1934, she worked in various Denver restaurants while putting herself through beauty school.

She met Barrett M. (Cy) Nelson in 1935, and after a whirlwind courtship, married him before the justice of the peace in Lafayette. At the time, Mr. Nelson worked at Saliman's Restaurant in Denver.

Mrs. Nelson loved to sew, was a ferocious reader and dedicated much of her time to being a volunteer. She once calculated that she had used her sewing machine to piece together enough quilt blocks of material to make over 1000 quilt tops, which were then completed by the Longmont Senior Center quilting group and distributed to those in need. She volunteered at the OUR Center and was a founding member of Elder Share, assigned to manage the distribution of donated food to the elderly at the Senior Center, which she did for almost 10 years. She received numerous awards for her volunteer work.

In September 2004, at age 92, she agreed that it was time to give up her apartment and join her son in California. Her nieces, Carol Patterson of Aurora, Colorado and Esther Carlson of Blanchard, Iowa, spent a week in Longmont packing her belongings and coordinating the move, and on Sept. 27, 2004, the movers picked up her belongings and her son flew with her to San Diego. She loved the sunshine and being near the ocean so she could watch the waves, the sea gulls and the people. She loved people and never met a stranger.

Survivors are her son, Barry Nelson of San Diego; her daughter, Sherrie Schwab of Longmont; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren five nieces; and one nephew.

A celebration of her life was held by friends and family at the Cabrillo National Park Lighthouse in San Diego on Saturday; July 30, 2005. Her ashes were then scattered over the ocean tide pools. Plans were made to bring the ashes of her loving husband, who died 26 year ago, to San Diego to be scattered over the same ocean tide pools, reuniting them for eternity. 


Newberg, Kenneth, age 84, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa with Rev. Brian Bontrager officiating. There will be open visitation at the Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Kenneth Ernest Newberg was born February 22, 1922, on a farm near Villisca, Iowa to Frank Albert Newberg and Minnie Alice (Smith) Newberg. He was a 1941 graduate of Amity High School, College Springs, Iowa.

Kenneth served his country overseas in the Philippines and Japan 1944-1946 during World War II in the United States Army. He was a long time resident of Clarinda and had worked as a mechanic.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul Newberg, Carl Newberg, Harvie Newberg, Sheldon Newberg; sisters, Mary Swim, Agnes Smith, Maxine Greishaber.

Survivors include his children and stepchildren, Thomas, Scarlet, Lea Ann, David, Judy and Kenneth; brother, Arllie Newberg of California; sisters, Velma Patience of Maryville, Missouri, Frances Offenburger of Shenandoah, Iowa and Delores Fischer of Shenandoah, Iowa.


Nothwehr, Arthur John Fred, the son of John and Doretta Sump Nothwehr, was born August 7, 1915, on the Nothwehr farm north of Yorktown, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Yorktown, where he was baptized, confirmed and educated at the St. Paul's Lutheran School and Church. Following his schooling, Arthur began farming with his father.
Art was united in marriage to Luella Felten on February 23, 1938, at the St. John's United Church of Christ in rural Peterson, Iowa. Following their marriage, they started farming in Cherokee County. They farmed until his retirement in 1975, at which time they moved in to Peterson. He was an Archer Oil Dealer for many years. Arthur was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, in rural Peterson, where he was trustee for Spring Township and was active on all church boards. He was also a member of the Brooke Consolidated School Board and was involved in the Lion's Club and Farm Bureau. Arthur was also recognized as a conservation award recipient. He liked to play cards and bowl.
Arthur passed away January 22, 2005, at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 89. He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Helen Herzherg Straub, Alice Reins and Marie Gerdts and one brother, Harold Nothwehr.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Luella, of Well Life Assisted Living in Alta, IA; four children: Wanda Donahoo & her husband, Robert C. of Peterson, IA, Wendell & his wife, Carlene Nothwehr of Peterson, Lowell Nothwehr of Aurelia, IA, and Faye and her husband, Dennis Capps of San Marcos, CA; 11 grandchildren: Debra Maske, Susan Donahoo, Robert A. Donahoo, Jeanne Repas, David Donahoo, Carla Richardson, Rodney Nothwehr, Robin Singer, Paula Rolfes, Lindsey Capps and Robin Capps; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one sister, Viola and her husband, Delbert Herzberg of Clarinda. IA; a sister-in-law, Erna Nothwehr of Clarinda; a brother-in-law, Elmer Gerdts of Clarinda other relatives and friends.


Nuckolls, Gratis
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist United Church in Shenandoah, Iowa, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 1995, for Gratis "Trigger" Nuckolls of Shenandoah. Reverend Roger Madden officiated. Burial was made in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah under the direction of Hackett Funeral Home of Shenandoah.
Gratis "Trigger" Garfield Nuckolls, age 58, passed away Saturday evening, January 14, 1995, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Shenandoah. He was born October 25, 1936, in
Blanchard, Page County, Iowa, to Annabelle Lee (McCoy) and (Buddy) Sharon Pearl Nuckolls. He graduated from Westboro High School in Westboro, Missouri, in 1955.
On July 11,1954, Trigger was united in marriage to Lillian Lorene Murphy at the Northboro Parish in Northboro, Iowa. They made their home in Blanchard for three years before moving to Shenandoah. Trigger was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose family was an important part of this life. He was always there to lend a helping hand to everyone that needed one. Through the years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and sporting activities.
Trigger was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Shenandoah and also enjoyed his membership in the Shenandoah Elks Lodge. For the past 15 years Bud was employed by Select Motors in Shenandoah. He had always been a mechanic by trade and saw many changes in the auto industry through the years. He was also a partner with his wife, Lorene, in the ownership of T & L Spirits for the last eight years.
Survivors include: Bud's wife, Lorene, of Shenandoah; their four children, Toni Kaye Graham and husband, David, Shenandoah, Tim Garfield Nuckolls and wife, Annette, of Shenandoah, Tina Lorene Kilpatrick and husband, Michael, Thurman, Iowa, and Todd Marshall Nuckolls and wife, Cynthia Lynn, Shenandoah; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Wayne Nuckolls, Shenandoah; a greatuncle, Shannon Ellsworth Nuckolls, Loveland, Colorado; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant son, Gratis Gee Nuckolls, who died in 1957. Memorials may be directed to the Shenandoah High School Weight Room or the First United Methodist Church. [Tarkio Avalanche, Tarkio, Missouri, Jan 19, 1995]