Oct 18, 2019 2:19 PM

Christina K. "Chris" Fraedrich, 45

Posted Oct 18, 2019 2:19 PM

Christina K. “Chris” Fraedrich, 45, of Scottsbluff, passed away on October 13, 2019 at the Heart Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado of a heart attack. A Celebration of Chris’ Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ben Cross officiating. Memorials may made to the Christina Fraedrich Memorial Fund in care of Western Heritage Credit Union. Online condolences may be left at www.dugankramer.com


Chris was born November 2, 1973 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Kathleen E. (Nicodemus) and Robert R. Fraedrich. She received her education in Scottsbluff and received her GED from Western Nebraska Community College. She was employed the past 18 years and 7 months at Cleary Building Corp in Scottsbluff. She was a member of the Prairie Driving Club from its beginning in 1999, serving as secretary and treasurer. She was also a member of the Panhandle Saddle Club when she was young, serving both as a Jr. Princess and Queen Attendant.

Chris was happiest when spending time with her horses and cats; they seemed to understand her better than anyone else other than Jesus, whom she is now in Heaven with. The highlight of her life was being baptized this summer.


Chris is survived by her mother Kathi Fraedrich of Scottsbluff; brother Vernon (Lori) of Dongducheon, Korea; nephews Tyler (Amber) and Cody Fraedrich all of Tonganoxie, KS; special cousins Sam Cross of Harrisburg and Robyn Nicodemus of Bayard; as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.


Chris was preceded in death by her father Robert Fraedrich, Grandparents Walter and Elsie Fraedrich and Fred and Pauline Nicodemus, Uncle Brad Cross, Aunt Donna Fraedrich, and cousins Wylie Cross, and Donna (McCormick) Coffee.

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Dan Arthur Hoevet (1939 - 2019)

Dan Arthur Hoevet of Omaha, 80, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 after a 5 month struggle with cancer and surgical complications.

Services are pending at John A. Gentleman mortuary at 1010 N. 72nd St. in Omaha. Interment is expected at the Crawford Cemetery along with a family gathering.


Dan was born near Crawford on January 27, 1939 to Arthur and Gladys (Leetch) Hoevet. Legally blind by age 6, Dan attended the Nebraska Institute for the Blind in Nebraska City (now NCECBVI). Upon graduation, he attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He lettered in wrestling, and graduated with a degree in Economics. He studied the burgeoning field of information technology in Pittsburg, PA.


Dan moved to Omaha, and in 1965 began a long career at Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company as a computer programmer and data analyst.


On June 26, 1971, Dan was united in marriage with Mary Kay Downing at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. They made a home outside of Blair where they raised their twin sons Dan Jr. and Joseph. They divorced in 1993, and Dan relocated back to Omaha. Dan retired from regular employment in 1996 and volunteered in various organizations for the blind, such as the American Council for the Blind, and Share-A-Fare.


He is survived by: his children, Dan Jr. of Blair, and Joseph of Omaha; grandson Daniel of Blair; brothers Richard of Scottsbluff, Ray and Sheri of Casper, WY; sisters Neoma and Ronald Clark, and Doris Rising, all of Alliance.


Dan is preceded in death by: his parents; sisters Beverly Ann and Betty Jo; sisters-in-law Lorraine; brothers-in-laws Jack Rising, Blake Johnson, Marshall Baton; and nephew, Terry Rising.