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Dr. Arthur A. Beat, DVM, 92

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Date of Birth: 03/12/1922

Date of Death: 03/03/2015

Services: Friday (3-6-15) 10:00 AM at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation: Thursday (3-5-15) 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials: St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church or Boys Town


Arthur was born in Kingman, Kansas, the youngest child of Edward and Margaret (Conrardy) Beat. He rode to St Peter's grade school in Willowdale, KS on his horse Brownie or in a Model-T Ford. He graduated from Kingman High School in 1941. He was active in 4-H and received the State Swine Award in 1942 but was unable to attend the National 4-H Congress in Chicago because he had enlisted to serve in the US Navy. He often said he was raised and survived the three D's - the Drought, the Dust Bowl and the Depression.
Arthur served in the US Navy for 4 years during WWII, graduated with Bachelors of Science in 1947 and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1952 from Kansas State University. He then joined a veterinary practice with Dr C.M. Rodgers in Blandinsville, IL. On July 30, 1955 he married Rose Ann Sullivan of Springfield, IL at Blessed Sacrament Church. He and Rose Ann moved to Macomb, IL after purchasing a large and small animal veterinary practice where he worked until his retirement in 1991. He and Rose Ann served as 4-H leaders in McDonough County; Member of St Paul Catholic Church in Macomb, IL and served as first president of the Parish council; 4th Degree Knights of Columbus serving as Grand Knight and District Deputy of the Pierre Gibault Council #682; Member of AVMA and ISVMA serving on State Board of Trustees; President and secretary of the Macomb School District #185 School board; President of the Illinois Cooperative Extension Council; Trustee of Macomb Kiwanis Club and Trustee of the Historic Fritz Chapel, Bellevue, IA. 

Preceded in death by wife, Rose Ann Beat; parents, Edward and Margaret Beat; brothers, Clarence, George, Victor and Paul Beat; sisters, Marcella Lindeman, Rose Beat.

Survived by sister, Alberta Dolan of Chapel Hill, NC; children, Greg Beat of Elmhurst, IL; Tom (Barb) Beat of Newnan, GA., Patty (Bob) Reisinger of Lakewood, CO, David (Maureen) Beat of Omaha, Ne.; Mary (Travis) Richardson of McFarland, WI.; grandchildren, Kristen, Brandon, Ben, Michael, Kate and Raina; numerous nieces and nephews.

Gerald F. Zimmerman, 77


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Date of Birth: December 21, 1937

Date of Death: March 1, 2015

Services: Funeral services Thursday, 10:00am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

Visitation: Visitation begins Wednesday, after 5:00pm at the Pacific Street Chapel with a wake service at 7:00pm.

Survived by loving wife of 56 years, Patricia; children, Michael Zimmerman, Leslie (Daniel) Daugherty and Stacey (Val) Astor; 7 grandchildren, Justin, Christopher, Matthew, Shannon, Michael, Kaitlyn and Bailey; great granddaughter, Ava, nieces, nephews and good friends.

Pichik, Rachel Leah (Shelly) Nogg, Age 52 years.

Date of Birth: 01/12/1963

Date of Death: 02/28/2015

Services: Memorial Services, Tuesday12:00 Noon at Beth El, 14506 California Street, preceded by an interment at the Beth El Cemetery, 84th and L Street Omaha, Nebraska, at 11:00 A.M.

 Memorials:  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Child Saving Institute or Beth El Synagogue.

Survived by: Husband:  Michael Pichik; daughters, Alexandra Pichik and Natalie Pichik, parents:  Ozzie and Donald Nogg; sister and brother-in-law:  Kathy and Larry Halleran of Woodinville, WA.; sister, Marsha Nogg; sister-in-law, Shari Little; brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Patty Nogg; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Sue Weidner; father-in-law, Peter Pichik; nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, and many friends. 


Shelly worked for many years at Nogg Brothers Paper Company as Director of Retail Packaging, a position she later created at National Paper Company. Shelly served as Co-President of National Council of Jewish Women Omaha Section from 2007-2009, receiving the NCJW Award for Emerging Section Leader in 2004 and the NCJW Omaha Section Distinguished Service Award in 2009. When Alex and Natalie were young, Shelly was the “awesome classroom volunteer parent” at Fullerton Elementary Magnet School. She was famous for her cutout cookies, Texas sheet cake and homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream.


Doris B. Ewert, 86

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Date of Birth: 07/23/1928

Date of Death: 02/25/2015

Services: Memorial Service Sat (2-28-15) 11:00 AM at Crosspoint Bible Church, Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation: Friday (2-27-15) 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Interment: Saturday (2-28-15) 9:30 AM at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials: Crosspoint Bible Church or Billy Graham Evangalistic Association.

Preceded in death by husband, Rev. Leonard B. Ewert; brother, Wilber Pekrul; sister, LaVonne Young; son in law, Danko Paziak.
Survived by children and spouses, Stan and Karen Ewert of Bailey, Co, Reg and Linda Ewert of Omaha, Ne, Kathy Paziak of Omaha, Ne; grandchildren, Lisa (Bryce), Christopher (Carla), Sara (Igor), Melissa (Jacob), Doug (Katie), Lauren (Dylan); 8 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Wells, Mary Jeanne, age 65 years

Date of Birth: 09/17/1949

Date of Death: 02/12/2015

Services: Services, Saturday 10:00 A.M. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Inurnment, Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation: The family will recieve friends just before the service.

Preceded n death by parents, Dr. Ibert and Katherine Wells. Survived by siblings, Kevin (Margo) Wells, Bruce (Kerri) Wells, Gary Wells, Leanne (Rocky) Wells Kendall, Mary Katherine (Joe) Sanfilippo; nieces and nephews.