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North Bend Eagle Obituaries

Below are listed obituaries published in the North Bend Eagle for people who died in 2017. Dates listed with the names are the dates of death. Click on each name to read the full obituary.

Thomas T. Wilshusen, Fremont, Jan. 9, age 80
Tom Wilshusen
Thomas T. Wilshusen of Fremont died January 9 at Fremont Health Medical Center. Thomas was born May 29, 1937, in Polk to Ralph and Maxine (Henderson) Wilshusen.
He lived in Polk for about a year and then his family moved to California until 1943 when they moved to North Bend. He was a 1955 graduate of North Bend High School, where he was a two-time state track champion in the 880-yard run.
After graduation, Tom served in the U.S. Navy. Tom married Janice F. Erxleben on June 17, 1962, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Bend. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2014. He helped his father on the family farm and worked for Blevins Popcorn Company in North Bend. The couple lived in North Bend for a few years and then moved to Fremont, where they purchased a gas station and later built a convenience store. They owned and operated Tom’s Shell Gas Station for 43 years until selling it and retiring in 2009.
He enjoyed boating and water skiing, playing golf, traveling, bowling, going for drives, walks, exercising and listening to music.
Tom is survived by his son Lennie (Jana) Wilshusen of Fremont; daughter Susan (Roger) Nielsen of Nickerson; brothers Doug (Jean) Wilshusen, Randy (Donna) Wilshusen all of Omaha; sisters Nona (Marshall) Gibbs of Frankenmuth, Minn., Donna (Dennis) Flood of Omaha; grandchildren Taylor, Ali, Blayde, Chase, Korrbin, and Gavin; and great-grandchildren Lincoln, Tyton and Andi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Janice and infant son Michael.
A Celebration of Life Service was Jan. 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont with the Rev. Dan Heuer, officiate. Burial with military honors was at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church Ladies Aid.
Online condolences may be left at
Published Jan. 17, 2018
Donna (Platt) Brown, Norfolk, Jan. 2, age 87
Services were held Jan. 5 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Norfolk for Donna J. Brown. She died Jan 2 at Immanel-Fontanelle Home in Omaha.
Donna was born June 2, 1930, to Henry and Agnes (Buettner) Platt. She married Gary Logan on June 4, 1950. To his union were born six children. They resided in Norfolk.
On June 2, 1979, Donna married Gene A. Brown. Gene died in 2007.
Survivors are her son Chris Logan of Norfolk; daughters Suzanne (Dennis) Lambirth of Omaha, Laura (Stan) Heider of Lincoln, Peggy Harvey of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Julie (Joe) Howerton of Chandler, Ariz.; sister Janice (Robert) Nesladek of North Bend; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Dorothy Platt and Adeline Kmock, son Jon Scott Logan, granddaughter Leah Heider and both spouses.
Published Jan. 10, 2018


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