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North Bend Eagle Obituaries

Below are listed obituaries published in the North Bend Eagle for people who died in 2024. Dates listed with the names are the dates of death. Click on each name to read the full obituary.

Cheryl (Wiles) Dubbs, North Bend, Feb. 1, age 80
Cheryl Dubbs
Cheryl M. Dubbs of North Bend passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, at Methodist Fremont Health in Fremont. 
Cheryl was born on Sept. 28, 1943, to Milton and Gertrude (Peters) Wiles in Grand Island. She graduated from Grand Island High School. Cheryl and her family lived in various places including Wood River, Dennison, Iowa, Cotttonwood Falls, Kanas and settled in North Bend in 1974. She worked for the North Bend Popcorn Plant, J’s Bridal, Omaha Steaks and retired in 2010 from Fremont Memorial Hospital. Cheryl loved to bowl in her younger years. She also loved to travel with her sister and take care of her garden. Cheryl loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending their activities.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Randy Dubbs, sister Joann Marino, brother Eugene Wiles, nephew David Fisher and brother-in-law Dave Fisher. 
Cheryl is survived by daughter Shannon (Rob) Krueger of Lincoln, sons Kevin Dubbs of North Bend, Brian (Maria) Dubbs of Fremont and Daniel (Stephanie) Dubbs of David City; sister Bonnie Fisher; grandchildren Trey (Megan) Dubbs, Kaylyn (Matthew) Lewis, Noah Krueger, Kobe Krueger, Samuel Dubbs, and Brock Dubbs; two great grandchildren, Brynlee, Lucas, and one on the way. 
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend. Pastor Lawson Short will officiate. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Iowa at a later date. 
Memorials may be directed to the North Bend Fire and Rescue or donor’s choice. 
Online condolences may be left at: 

Published Feb. 7, 2024

Darlene (Voss) Dvorak, North Bend, Jan. 29, age 86
Darline Dvorak
Darlene Joann Dvorak of rural North Bend passed away Jan. 29 at Methodist Fremont Health in Fremont surrounded by her family. 
Darlene was born on July 21, 1937, at the farm home east of North Bend to Lester and Wilhelmina (Kirchmann) Voss. She grew up in rural Ames and graduated from North Bend High School in 1955. In Darlene’s younger years, she worked for McGinn’s Grocery in North Bend and HP Law in Fremont.
On June 5, 1960, Darlene married James E. “Jim” Dvorak at St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Bend. The couple lived on a farm near Ames until moving to a farm north of North Bend in 1981. Darlene was a homemaker raising their children and meticulously maintaining their home and farm. Darlene enjoyed ceramics, cooking, baking, crafts, painting, caring for her beautiful flowers, gardening, mowing, and birdwatching with cardinals being her favorite. Darlene enjoyed having her family over for dinners and holidays. She was known for her delicious pies. Darlene passed her love of livestock onto her children and ensured they were involved in FFA, 4-H and showing livestock. She was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker volleyball and football fan and enjoyed the music of Elvis.   
Darlene attended Fremont Alliance Church, was a member of a local extension club and Bible studies with her friends.   
She was preceded by her parents, brother Doug Voss and in-laws Joe and Marion Dvorak.  
Darlene is survived by her husband Jim; sons Steve (Yaz) Dvorak of rural North Bend, Mike (Jen) Dvorak of Sheridan, Montana, and Dan (Kris) Dvorak of rural North Bend; brother, Don (Dixie) Voss of rural North Bend; grandchildren Luke and Jake Dvorak of Sheridan, Montana, Allie (Mark) Dorcey of rural Morse Bluff, Ashley Dvorak (Chris Janssen) of Fremont, Andrea (Johan) Williams of rural North Bend and Aspen Dvorak of rural North Bend; and great-grandchildren, Taetum, Oaklie, Krete, and Scotlyn Dorcey, and Kaia and Timber Williams.  
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Fremont Alliance Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend with family present during this time. 
Burial will take place at Woodland Cemetery in North Bend.  
Memorials may be directed to the family and will be presented to Make-A-Wish Nebraska or mailed directly to: Make-A-Wish Nebraska (1005 South 107th Ave. Ste 102, Omaha, NE 68114) or to St. Jude’s. Make-A-Wish Nebraska was special to Darlene as her youngest granddaughter, Aspen, was a recipient of a Make-A-Wish wish. 
Online condolences may be left at:

Published Feb. 7, 2024

Irish M. Krepel, North Bend, Jan. 21, age 92
Irish Krepel
Irish M. Krepel of North Bend passed away Jan. 31 at Dunklau Gardens hospice suites peacefully with family by his side. He was born Jan.21, 1932 in Dodge to Joseph and Wilma (Cinfel) Krepel.
Irish lived in Schuyler until moving to North Bend at the age of 8. He served as a Sergent in the U.S. Army from Sept. 8, 1952, to July 20, 1954, in Korea during the Korean War receiving two Bronze Service Stars. He returned to North Bend and worked for the North Bend trailer factory as an electrician and then the Schuyler packing house for 25 years. Irish also worked in the evenings as a projectionist at several Fremont movie theaters for 20 years. In retirement he worked for the city of North Bend for 10 years and Nebraska Irrigated Seed drying corn at night during harvest for another 20 years fully retiring in 2017. He loved to garden and to share his produce with friends and family. He also enjoyed listening to polka music outside on his patio.
Irish married Doris Lage on June 4, 1956, at the North Bend Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on May 20, 2021.
Irish was a member of the Fremont Presbyterian Church, North Bend VFW Post 8223 and North Bend Volunteer Fire Department for about 27 years.
He is survived by his daughter JoLynn (Robert Jr.) Hartman of North Bend; brothers Joseph (Margaret) Krepel of Schuyler and Vern (Kathy) Krepel of North Bend; stepbrother Daryol (Ann) Butcher of Rolla, Missouri; three grandchildren: Beau Hartman, Tony (Natalie) Hartman and McKenzie (Jon) Greve; and five great-grandchildren: Braxton Hartman, Cru and Ty Greve, Joslyn and Reese Hartman; and sisters-in-law, LaVerne Schneider and Janet Topp.
Irish is preceded in death by his parents, wife, three infant sons and one infant daughter and brothers Donald and Duane Krepel.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9 at the United Presbyterian Church in North Bend. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday also at the church. Burial with military honors will be at Woodland Cemetery at North Bend.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Blessings Food Pantry at United Presbyterian Church or to donors’ choice. Online condolences may be left at

Published Feb. 7, 2024

Erin L. Colgan, Yankton, S.D., Jan. 20, age 58
Erin Leah Colgan of Yankton, South Dakota, died at Sacred Heart Monastery on Jan. 20. She was born in Fremont in 1965 to James and Alice Colgan. Erin graduated from North Bend Central in 1983 before completing a degree in business education at Wayne State College. She worked at the University of Nebraska Foundation before entering the Sacred Heart Monastery in 1994.
After joining the monastery, Erin completed her Juris Doctorate at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota. She served in a variety of roles in the monastery. Erin volunteered with prison ministry bringing hope to many, a role which she embraced fully.
Her hobbies included reading, knitting, playing cards and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Erin was proceeded in death by her mother, Alice Colgan, and nephew Holden Mead. She is survived by her father, James Colgan of Fremont, her siblings Rick (Jill) Colgan of Fremont, Anne (David) Webb of Ventura, California, and Heather (Philip) Mead of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
There will be a rosary at Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel, 1005 W. Eighth Street, Yankton, South Dakota, and a wake at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. A funeral Mass will be on Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. followed immediately with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery. A luncheon will be held after the services at Sacred Heart Monastery.

Published Jan. 24, 2024

Sally (Flora) Hamilton, North Bend, Jan. 19, age 91
Sally Hamilton

Sally A. Hamilton of North Bend passed away Jan. 19, at Brookestone Meadows in Elkhorn. She was born Aug. 22, 1932, in Rogers to Peter and Olive (Shultz) Flora.
Sally was raised in Rogers until the eighth grade when her family moved to a farm north of North Bend. She graduated from North Bend High School in 1949. Sally married David T. Hamilton on Feb. 12, 1950, in North Bend where they lived most of their married life. She was a former member of the First Methodist Church in North Bend and a current member of United Presbyterian Church in North Bend. Sally was a charter member of the North Bend Friends of the Library, past president of the North Bend Library Foundation and served two terms on the North Bend Library Board of Trustees. She was past president of the Trustee Section of the Nebraska Library Association. In 1986 Sally received the Nebraska Library Association Trustee Citation Award for outstanding leadership and dedicated service. She also volunteered with the activities program at Birchwood Manor nursing home for 17 years.
Sally is survived by her twin sons, Daniel (Becky) Hamilton of Omaha and David A. (Sheryl) Hamilton of Elkhorn; daughters Linda C. Hamilton (Lee Ireland) of Upland, Calif., and Carol (Phil) Stallings of Omaha; sister Eva Roubal of Lincoln; grandchildren Christy (Kenton) Schegg, Aaron (Sarah) Hamilton and Matt (Emily) Hamilton; and great-grandchildren Katie Schegg, Stella Schegg, Davin Hamilton, Lena Hamilton, Sam Hamilton, Jack Hamilton and William Hamilton.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband David T. Hamilton in Dec. 2020, and brothers Allan and Walter Mitchell.
Burial will be at Purple Cane Cemetery. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.
Condolences to the family may be sent to Carol Stallings, 7415 N 139 th St., Omaha, NE 68142. Memorials may be directed to the United Presbyterian Church in North Bend.
Online condolences may be left at

Published Jan. 24, 2024

Bill Peters, North Bend, Jan. 12, age 88
Bill Peters

H. William “Bill” Peters of North Bend passed away Jan. 12 at his home with his daughter Sarah by his side. He was born June 21, 1935, to Henry and Louise (Lucke) Peters on a farm northwest of North Bend. Bill grew up on the farm and attended District 7 country school. He graduated from North Bend High School in 1953. Bill then enlisted in the U.S. Army serving from Feb. 25, 1954, to Feb. 24,1956.
He worked for both United and Braniff Airlines in Denver and Washington, D.C. Bill returned to North Bend and farmed until 1977. He was then employed by Terra International Chemical Co. and Husker Coop, retiring in 2011.
Bill married Rita Agnes Gaughen on Aug. 13, 1966, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in North Bend.
He was a member of the Nebraska Air Boat Association and the North Bend AmVets. Bill was an avid fan of snowmobiling, air boats and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with family at their cabin on the Platte River.
Bill is survived by his daughter Sarah Peters (Lawayne) Svehla of Elwood; grandson Sean Kassmeier of San Bernardino, California; granddaughter Hannah Kassmeier of Lincoln; sister Maxine Peters Bray of Fremont and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Rita in 2021.
His funeral Mass was Jan. 19 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in North Bend. Interment and military honors were at Woodland Cemetery, North Bend.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at

Published Jan. 24, 2024

Marvin D. Steinbach, Morse Bluff, Jan. 11, age 84
Marvin Steinbach
Marvin D. Steinbach of Morse Bluff passed away Jan. 11 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont.
Marvin was born in a farmhouse east of North Bend on March 2, 1939, to James and Lillian (Masek) Steinbach. He worked jobs across Nebraska and North Dakota, finally settling in Omaha.
Marv and Yvonne Tesar married in 1964, the same year he founded Marv’s Tree Service
Omaha. He built his business with one chainsaw, a truck, grit and determination. Marv’s children grew up in the business and continue in some capacity today, as do several of his
In 2005, Marv and Yvonne built their dream home on his Morse Bluff childhood farm. Then he started Marv’s Tree Service West, which he operated until the autumn of 2023.
Marv is survived by his wife Yvonne; children Laura Fletcher, Mike (Maleka), Trish (Ben) Glass and Ken; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, niece and nephews. He is preceded by his parents, three brothers, one sister, one sister-in-law and one grandson.
His funeral service was Jan. 23 at St. George Catholic Church in Morse Bluff. Burial took place at Cedar Hill Cemetery near Morse Bluff.
Memorials may directed to the Saunders County Lost Pets.
Online condolences may be left at:

Published Feb. 14, 2024

Joyce (Adrian) Perrin, Columbus, Jan. 10, age 80
Joyce Perrin

Joyce Perrin 80, of Columbus, formerly of Schuyler, died Jan. 10 in Columbus. Funeral services are Jan. 17, 11 a.m., at Kracl Funeral Chapel, Schuyler with Jerry L. Kracl officiating. Burial will be Purple Cane Cemetery in rural Rogers. Memorials can be given to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Joyce was born Aug. 6, 1943, in Chicago, to Roger and Margaret (Bilecki) Adrian. The family moved to Omaha where she graduated from Omaha Central High School. On Aug. 17, 1963, she married William H. Perrin at the First Methodist Church in Omaha. They lived on Fuller Hill for two years and in 1965 moved to the family home place north of Rogers. Joyce worked in hospital admissions for Schuyler Memorial Hospital for 28 years. She was a charter member of the Schuyler Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, served as president and vice-president several times, was the chairman of the Hobby and Craft Market, was an Extension board member, member of the Purple Cane Extension Club, 4-H leader and council member and was active for many years at Christ United Methodist Church in Schuyler.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Bill Perrin of Columbus, children Laura Wisnieski and Todd Gaddie of Omaha, Jane Goseland of Derby, Kansas, James (Anita) Perrin of Ogallala and Kevin (Lisa) Perrin of Columbus; grandchildren Zakary (Hayley) Wisnieski, Breanna Goseland and Jacob Hinkle, Alicia Goseland, Tyler, Thomas, Anthony, Celine and Elyena Perrin and one great-grandchild, Clayton Hinkle. She was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Carl and Nellie Perrin, three brothers-in-law Clarence Karsk, Morgan Werblow and Carl A. Perrin, great-grandchildren Audrey and Judith Hinkle and son-in-law Jimmy Goseland. Joyce was also preceded in death by her very dear friend Marge Bailey.

Published Jan. 17, 2024

Mary Jean (Iske) Paup, Seatt;e, Dec. 31, age 92

Mary Jean was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Fremont to Clare (Gaughen) and Leonard Iske, and she passed away on Dec. 31, 2023, in Port Angeles, Washington. She grew up on a farm in Pleasant Valley Township and was a 1949 graduate of North Bend High School. Mary Jean worked for Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha for several years before moving to Seattle in 1953. Her passions were hiking and traveling around much of the world.
Survivors include her daughters Barbara (John) Soriano of Marysville, Washington, Jennifer Paup of Lynnwood, Washington, and Elizabeth (Chris) of Port Angeles, Washington. Also, she is survived by her grandchildren Dustin Soriano (Melissa) of Colorado Springs, Karina of Seattle, and Lauren of Forks, Washington; sister Helen Tallerico of Sacramento and multiple nieces and nephews.
Mary Jean was predeceased by her husband, Martin Paup of Seattle, her parents Clare (Marvin) Gocken and Leonard Iske; brother Charles (Gorgene) Iske and sister Margaret Iske.
Her graveside funeral is on January 26 in Seattle. Butterworth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and an online obituary is available.

Published Jan. 24, 2024

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