Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Obituary Mabel Moser

Mabel Isabell Atwood Moser was born in Fairmont, Nebraska on February 22, 1927 to Sidney and Dorothy Atwood. She moved with her family to Hayes Center, Nebraska where she started school. She moved back to Fairmont and graduated from high school in 1944.

Teaching was always her passion. She taught school for three years right out of high school. Her career was put on hold for several years when she married Francis McMahon Jr. and had seven children to raise. During those years she was a substitute teacher. As her children got older, she returned to school to finish her college education. She earned every credit hour the hard way--attending summer school, night classes, extension courses and keeping a home for seven busy children. She graduated proudly from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1970 with her degree in Education. Mabel taught hundreds of children in the Grafton and Exeter school systems until her retirement in 1991. She loved being a classroom teacher and thought every child was special.

On August 15, 1987, she married William Moser and was a resident of Friend, Nebraska. They loved to travel to visit family and tour various parts of their native state and the rest of the country, as well.

Mabel passed away on July 18, 2010 at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Mabel was a member of the United Methodist Church, National Education Association, and the Nebraska Retired School Personnel. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she served in various capacities at Lt. Earl Forbes Post 21 in Fairmont, NE, county president of Fillmore County and was also a past District president.

She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Mt. Moriah Chapter of the Eastern Star.

Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Dorothy Atwood, a sister, Nellie Jean Martin, a brother, Sidney Atwood, Jr., and a grandson, Sean Francis Johnsen.

She is survived by her husband, William Moser of Friend, NE, children, Frances McMahon of Fairmont, NE, Coleen McMahon-Seitz and Jim of Greeley, CO, Maureen Hop-Hergenreder and Larry of Greeley, CO, Kelly Gerken and Mike of York, NE, Shannon Monson and Mal Elkins of Greeley, CO, Erin Hall of Superior, WY, Michael McMahon and David Sepulveda of San Diego, CA., Chris and Gene Borsheim of Wheaton, MN, Carmen Moser of Fergus Falls, MN, Chere and Ed Rikimoto of Wheaton, MN, Candice and Tony Hasbargen of Wheaton, MN, Clay and Angie of Pequot lakes, MN and by 30 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Delores Atwood of York, NE.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the Fairmont Community Church with Rev. Paixao Baptista officiating. Casket bearers were Jim Seitz, Larry Hergenreder, Mike Gerken, Mal Elkins, David Sepulveda, and Chris Reed. Nancy Jo Galusha accompanied the congregation who sang “The Beautiful Garden Of Prayer” and “On The wings Of A Dove”. Internment was in the Fairmont Public Cemetery with Farmer & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials are directed to the American Legion Auxiliary or to the Dorchester United Methodist Church.

Town Hall Meeting About Hospital Vote Held in Exeter

Artist rendering of what the new Fillmore County Hospital could look like.
Front entrance of proposed hospital artist rendering.

Fillmore County Hospital CEO Paul Utemark answers audience questions during an Exeter Town Hall Meeting.

There was a packed house for the Exeter Town Hall Meeting about the Hospital Vote.

Exeter residents and interested parties packed the Exeter Fire Hall on Wednesday evening to hear more about the proposed new hospital vote on August 10th.

Paul Utemark, CEO of Fillmore County Hospital, presented information on the proposed vote. After the presentation (which is covered in a prior article on the blog) Utemark took questions and comments from the audience.

Utemark stated the Hospital board "has no intention to raise the property tax of Fillmore County residents."

He reminded the audience that "there are a lot of good things going on at your hospital."

There were many positive comments from audience members and community leaders.

Several of the concerns were addressed in regards to the proposed site of the new hospital. It is near Highway 81 and also adjacent to a pig farm. Both issues were not a concern because the hospital has an air quality control system and is well insulated to eliminate noises. It was adjacent to old Highway 81 for many years and never had noise issues.

P.R. Farmer, well known Geneva funeral home director, voiced his support for the new hospital. He spoke of the financial stability of the hospital and the current availability of the USDA loan, "It's not just an opportunity, it's the perfect storm. It's cheap money for a long duration."

Dr. Hollis, a physician with the clinic working out of the hospital, touted the benefits of a larger emergency room. He spoke of a recent trauma where the trauma room was swamped with people tripping over each other inefficiently, "It is not anywhere near optimal to do what we want to do. We have to empty out the clinic parking lot when a helicopter comes. This will help in recruiting new doctor's in the future."

Christin Lovegrove, member of the Young Leaders of Fillmore County voiced her support for the hospital program and challenged the older crowd attending the meeting, "It is adequate but is that good enough for your kids and grandkids?"

Fillmore County residents will decide on August 10th at the pools.

Death Notice Mabel Moser

Moser, Mabel Isabell
Age 83 of Friend, Nebraska

died on Sunday July 18, 2010 in Lincoln
born on February 22,1927 Fairmont, Nebraska
Born to
Sidney & Dorothy ( Rutherford ) Atwood


William Moser Friend, NE
Frances McMahon Fairmont, NE
Coleen McMahon-Seitz Greeley, CO
Maureen Hop & husband Larry Hergenreder Greeley, CO
Kelly & Mike Gerken York, NE
Shannon Monson Greeley, CO
Erin Hall Superior, WY
Chris & Gene Borsheim Wheaton, MN
Carmen Moser Fergus Falls, MN
Chere & Ed Rikimoto Wheaton, MN
Candice Hasbargen Wheaton, MN
Michael McMahon San Diego, CA
Clay Angie Moser Pequot Lakes, MN
Davis Sepulveda San Diego, CA

Grandchildren 30
Great Grandchildren 23
Services 10.30 a.m. Thursday at Fairmont Community Church
Fairmont, Nebraska - Officiating is Rev. Paixao Baptista

Beginning Wednesday 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Farmer & Son Funeral Home - Geneva, NE

Memorials to the United Methodist Church-Dorchester Or American Legion Auxiliary in lieu of flowers

Burial at Fairmont Public Cemetery
Fairmont, Nebraska

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sidewalk around park and pool completed

The plans for Gilbert's Park are nearly completed. Village Maintenance Supervisor John Mueller, along with summer help Richard Erdkamp and several volunteers finished pouring the cement sidewalk outside the swimming pool and also finished the cement sidewalk that encircles the playground.

What's New at the Exeter Public Library?

For Adults:

Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook
The Pallbearers by Stephen Cannell
In the Name of Honor by Richard North Patterson
As Husbands Go by Susan Isaacs
Broken by Karen Slaughter
Beachcombers by Nancy Taylor
The Search by Nora Roberts
Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo
Private by James Patterson
Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker
Whiplash by Catherine Coulter
Rule of Nine by Steve Martini
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
Promised to Keep by Jane Green
Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver
Family Ties by Danielle Steel
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand