Joan B. Fredericksen, 90

Funeral services for Joan B. Fredericksen, age 90 of Long Pine, NE, will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Assembly of God Church in Ainsworth. Burial will follow in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. Joan Fredericksen passed away Monday, August 10, 2020 at her home in Long Pine.

Harry E. Swanson, 86

Graveside services for Harry E. Swanson, age 86 of Long Pine, NE, will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors by Bassett American Legion Post #123. Harry Swanson died Saturday, August 15, 2020 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care Facility at Bassett.

Eddie Gracey, 89

Eddie Gracey, 89

Memorial graveside services for Eddie Gracey, age 89, a lifelong resident and rancher in the Sandhills of Nebraska will be held 10:00 am Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine, NE. Eddie passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Arbor Care Center in Neligh, NE with his daughters by his side. Memorials may be made to the American Legion of your choice or to the family for future designation. Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements.

Karen L. Hansen, 71

Karen L. Hansen, 71

Karen Lea Hansen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Lakeview Care and Rehabilitation Center in Grand Island, NE. She was born in Chicago, IL on March 1, 1949, to Marlin and LaVerne (Doran) Christensen. In her early teen years, the family moved to Ainsworth, NE where she graduated from Ainsworth High School in 1967. Karen returned to Chicago to become a legal secretary but her heart called her back to Ainsworth to be with her soul mate, Larry. The two married on December 20, 1972. The couple made their home on a ranch near Ainsworth, where they raised their son Brian. Karen’s passions were her flower garden and her quilting. She will be remembered for her kindness and willingness to drop everything for anyone who needed help. She had an unmatched love for her son and granddaughter, Tatum.


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