Plains Edition Obituaries 1-21-12 |

Plains Edition Obituaries 1-21-12

John H. Schram, 59, of Lexington, Neb., passed away December 7, 2011, at his home in Lexington, Neb., following a courageous bout with cancer.

He was born May 6, 1952, in Kearney, Neb., to Marion Henry and Alice Faye (Ogg) Schram.

John attended country school in Buffalo County and graduated from Pleasanton High School with the class of 1970. While in country school and high school, John helped out at the Lexington Livestock Market, working for Melvin Huss. John so enjoyed the sale barn that he made it his life’s work and spent 40 plus years there, only retiring after he became ill.

He was united in marriage to Peggy Riebschlager on June 24, 1972, in Pleasanton, Neb. Four children were blessed to this marriage: Scott, Karen, Angela and Kye.

To say that John loved to fish is an understatement! He spent most of his free time on the lake, fishing in fishing tournaments, taking his children and grandchildren fishing and instilling in them the love of the sport.

He also enjoyed hunting, spoiling his seven grandchildren, playing cards, taking drives around the lake, telling stories and sharing his wonderful sense of humor. John and Peggy spent hours making homemade fishing weights, jigs and lures. His legacy will live on in his children, grandchildren, his many friends and all who loved him.

John was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Schram of Lexington, Neb.; two sons Scott Schram of Norfolk, Neb., and Kye (Shannon) Schram of Gothenburg, Neb.; two daughters Karen (Eddie) Hernandez of Lexington, Neb., and Angela (Cody) Ruff of Gretna, Neb.; one brother Henry Schram of Lexington, Neb.; seven grandchildren Hope, Kalyn, Chase, Harlie, Liberty, Riley and Serenity; mother-in-law Sara Riebschlager of Lexington, Neb.; and by other relatives and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Robert Riebschlager.

Memorial services were held December 12, 2011 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, Neb.

Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Lexington, Neb.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Schram Family.

Please forward online condolences to the family through the funeral home website at

Delmar “Buck” Raymond Lehman, 88, of Juniata, Neb., passed away January 10, 2012, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born November 24, 1923 to Oscar and Ruby (Moyle) Lehman south of Eustis, Neb. Buck’s parents passed away by the time he was 4-years-old. He and his brother, Robert, lived with their aunt and uncle, Blanche and Alvin Swenson. Buck attended school at Elwood, Neb.

He joined the Navy after graduation from high school. He served on the Battleship USS Mississippi in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. Buck then, spent time working on a ranch in northwest Nebraska.

After several years, he returned to the Eustis, Neb., area, where he met and married Donna J. Moritz. To this union six children were born.

Buck worked as a cowboy most of his adult life until he retired at the age of 75. His work and his life centered around family and raising, training and using horses.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Lehman; children and spouses Roxie Lehman and Steve Palmer, Lori and Ron Wiseman, Ruby and Mike Houck, Judy Lehman, Jerry Lehman; grandchildren and spouses Jenny and Matt Korth, Gregg Zike, Jr., Chris and Pam Wiseman, Josh and Sarah Zike, Hilary and Bob Bradley, Zane and Sadie Houck, Isaac Zike; great-grandchildren Victoria, Dean, Landon, Beau, Khloe, Sidnie, Rochelle, Tucker; sister-in-law Berdina Houlden; adopted family Dave, Vicki, Shawn, Brandon, Erica, and Molly Hartmann; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and son, Lonnie.

Memorial services were held January 13, 2012 at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings, Neb.

Burial was in West Eustis Cemetery in Eustis, Neb.

Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial that will be established.

Jessie M. Jividen, 95, of Stapleton, Neb., passed away January 13, 2012 at Centennial Park Retirement Village.

She was born June 11, 1916 at Thune, Neb., to Melvin and Jennie Lawrence Smith.

On January 4, 1933 she was united in marriage to Virgil Jividen in North Platte, Neb. Jessie was a member of the VFW Auxiliary No. 8258 of Stapleton, Neb.

She loved baking pies, crocheting many afghans, playing cards and cooking for her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Bill (Vera) Jividen of Stapleton, Neb., and Albert (Alice) Jividen of Madras, Ore.; daughters, Wilda Berry and Shirley (Kent) Frey all of Stapleton, Neb.; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil; daughter, Arwilla Kramer; four brothers; two sisters; and a son-in-law, Johnny Kramer.

Memorial services were held January 17, 2012 at the Stapleton Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name or to the donor’s choice and online condolences may be shared at

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