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1998 Obit Extracts


Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 1 Jan 1998

Doris Arlene KYNCL, 69

Born 13 Apr 1928, on a farm in Madison Co., NE. 1947 grad. Newman Grove HS. 13 Dec 1950: Married Alvin Kyncl at South Emerick Lutheran Church. They farmed near Newman Grove, NE. Spent 3 years in Washington.  Returned to NE to farm in Boone County; retired to Albion. Died Tues. 30 Dec 1997, Albion, NE. Visitation: Thurs. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Fri. at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: 3 sons, 2 daughters, 12 gch.; her mother, a sister & 2 brothers. Predeceased by her father, & a sister Alvina Kezlan.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 6 Jan 1998

Eleanor M. HOPPE, 92

Born 28 Jan 1905, St. Bernard (Platte Co.), NE. Parents: Joseph Buettner & Elizabeth Korth. Family moved near Cedar Rapids, NE. 1 Jun 1926: Married Walter Hoppe at Cedar Rapids, NE. They lived there for a time; also lived at Hastings, Grand Island, Doniphan and in 1973, back to Grand Island. 1974: Mr. Hoppe died. Mrs. Hope died Mon. 5 Jan 1998 at Aurora, NE. Visitation: Wed., Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. Service: Thurs. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grand Island, NE. Burial: Cedarview Cemetery, Doniphan, NE. Survivors: A daughter, a son, 14 gch., 26 g-gch., 2 gg-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her husband; 7 brothers & 2 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 6 Jan 1998

Bruno Friedrick "Boots" NEIDHARDT, 81

Born 25 May 1916, on farm northwest of Tilden, NE. Parents: Henry Neidhardt & Anna Hansen. About 1932, his family moved to a farm west of Albion, NE. Grad. Denison District 24 School. 7 Dec 1941: Married at Red Cloud, NE. They farmed near Albion, NE. Died Sun. 4 Jan 1998, Albion. Visitation: Tues. at Levander Funeral Home.  Service: Wed. at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Private burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His wife, 3 sons, 9 gch., 2 g-gch.; 2 brothers & 2 sisters. Predeceased by brother Herbert & sister Wilma. 

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 8 Jan 1998

Lillian LAUDENKLOS, 93

Born 14 Jul 1904 on farm east of St. Edward, NE. Parents: John  Fritzges & Amelia Justus. 1 Nov 1923: Married William Laudenklos at Council Bluffs, IA. They farmed near St. Edward; moved into town in 1982. Died: Tues. 6 Jan 1998 at St. Edward, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Miller-Levander Funerarl Home, St. Edward. Service: Fri. at United Methodist-Presbyterian church. BuriaL Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward. Survivors: Her husband, a daughter, 4 gch., 6 g-gch. Predeceased by son Lloyd, a granddaughter; 4 brothers & 6 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 12 Jan 1998

Gladys I. MARTIN, 95

Born 29 Dec 1902 on farm in Boone Co., NE. Parents: Alfred T. Hill & Jennie Watt. 1921 grad. Albion HS.  Teacher. 21 Jun 1923: Married Lester O. Martin, Boone Co, NE. They farmed near St. Edward. 1937: Moved to farm northwest of Albion; moved into town in 1965. Mr. Martin died 3 Dec 1989. Mrs. Martin died Fri. 9 Jan 1998 at Newman Grove, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, 9 gch., 20 g-gch. Predeceased by her husband; 2 brothers - James & Wendell; 2 sisters - Fern & Viola.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 13 Jan 1998

Ethel Viola BUCK, 93

Born 18 Sep 1904, east of St. Edward, NE. Parents: Carl C. Jacobsen & Johanna Thompsen. Attended District 65 Platte County School. Member of Ansgar Lutheran Church. 22 Aug 1922: Married Christian Andreasen at Columbus, NE. They farmed in Platte & Boone Counties, near St. Edward, then moved into town. Mr. Andreasen died 14 Jan 1960. 10 May 1961: Married Emery Buck at Columbus, NE. Mr. Buck died 29 Nov 1973. Mrs. Buck died Sun. 11 Jan 1998 at St. Edward. Visitation: Tues. at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Wed. at Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors: One daughter, one son, 3 step-daughters, 1 stepson, 14 gch., 32 g-gch., 12 gg-gch. Predeceased by both husbands; son Eldred, daughter Eloise Willard, 2 grandsons, 3 sisters & 2 brothers.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 17 Jan 1998
Kading Le Forest JACOBSON, 91
Born 10 Nov 1906, farm west of Newman Grove, NE. Parents: John Jacobson & Matilda Nelson. Attended a rural Boone Co. school. 21 May 1938: Married Ione M. Sanderson at Albion, NE. Farmer, carpenter. 1940: Calif.; later farmed south of Albion, NE. Died Wed. 14 Jan 1998, Albion, NE. Service: Sat., Zion Lutheran Church. Burial: Salem Luth. Cem near St. Edward. Levander Funeral Home of Albion in charge. Survivors: His wife, 1 son, 3 sisters, 1 brother. Predeceased by a brother & 4 sisters.

Note: Wife died 13 May 2005.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 20 Jan 1998

Ellen BECKER, 92

Born 21 Sep 1905, Lindsay (Platte Co.), NE. Parents: William Filsinger & Emma Nuetzman. Attended school in Madison County, NE. 5 Apr 1926: Married Otto Becker at Council Bluffs, IA. They farmed west of Albion for 56 years, then retired into town. Mrs. Becker died Sun. 18 Jan 1998, Newman Grove, Madison, NE. Visitation: Tues. Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: 2 sons, 6 gch., 8 g-gch; a sister. Predeceased by her husband, a son Duane, daughter Merna Clyne; 3 brothers - William, Chris & Henry.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 27 Jan 1998
Margaret EWING, 96

Born 4 Feb 1901, Cedar Bluffs, NE. Parents: Ralph Crosby & Flora Allen. 1906: Family moved to Albion, NE. Teacher, extension agent. 21 Apr 1963: Married B. Harry Ewing at Aurora, NE. They lived in Aurora and Hastings, NE.  Mr. Ewing died 6 Apr 1970.  Mrs. Ewing died Sun. 25 Jan 1998 at Aurora, NE. Service: Wed. at Higby Mortuary, Aurora. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Survivors: 9 gch., many g-gch and gg-gch.  Predeceased by her husband, 2 stepsons, a stepdaughter; a brother Albert & a sister Kathryn.

Note: Gravestone next to her parents in cemetery extracts.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 29 Jan 1998

Marjorie Delores SEAMANN, 79

Born 8 Mar 1918, west of Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: John Blaine Dickey & Wilhelmenia Kolm. Attended school in Greeley County, & Cedar Rapids HS. 15 Apr 1947: Married Michael Seamann at Spalding, NE. They farmed near Bartlett. Mr. Seamann died 1 Nov 1950. Mrs. Seamann moved to Cedar Rapids. She died Tues. 27 Jan 1998.  Visitation: Thurs.. at Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Fri., United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Sunset Cemetery. Survived by a son. Predeceased by her husband & a brother Dale Dickey.

Grand Island Independentv - Fri. 30 Jan 1998

Eileen SORENSEN, 72

Born 1 Sep 1925, Nance County, NE. Parents: John McCarty & Margie Abts. 1943 grad. St. Edward HS.  Teacher. 6 Jun 1948: Married Irving H. Sorensen at Rosenborg, NE. Irving died in 1976. She worked at St. Edward, NE; Dedham, MA & Omaha, NE; returned to St. Edward. Died Wed. 28 Jan 1998, St. Edward, NE. Visitation: Fri. at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Sat. at St. Angar's Lutheran Church near Lindsay, NE. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters, 3 sons, 10 gch., 3 g-gch.; her mother & a brother.  Predeceased by her husband & her father.

Note: See Boone County History 1871-1985, page 616.

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Grand Island Independent - Mon. 2 Feb 1998

Mildred P. LONG, 82

Born 14 Feb 1915, northeast of Primrose, NE. Parents; Roberta A. Harbottle & Clara M. Sevreson. 4 Sep 1937:Married Alex "Gunner" Long at Grand Island, NE. The lived near Primrose. Mr. Long died 1990. Mrs. Long died Sat. 31 Jan 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., First Presbyterian Church, Albion. Burial: Dublin Cemetery, Primrose. Survivors: A daughter, a son, 5 gch., 4 step-gch., 15 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her husband; a brother Lawrence & a sister Darlene.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 5 Feb 1998

Farron ANDERSON, 30

Born 24 Apr 1967, Neligh, NE. Parents: Gayle & Marion Anderson. Attended Albion schools. Construction worker. Died Tues. 3 Feb 1998 at Columbus, NE. Service: Fri., McKown Funerral Home, Columbus. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Survivors: a daughter; his parents, 2 brothers & a sister. Predeceased by son Justin Niles Anderson.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 8 Feb 1998

Emil Hermod KVAMME, 71

Born 14 Mar 1926, in North Branch area, east of Petersburg, NE. Parents: Andrew Kvamme & Nelsine Hernes. 1951-53: US Army. Farmer. Died Thurs. 5 Feb 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Service: Mon., Immanuel-Zion Lutheran Church near Albion. Burial: North-Branch-East Cemetery (rural). Survived by a brother. Predeceased by brothers Casper & Arnold; sister Alvilda.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 10 Feb 1998

Marvin H. BECKER, 64

Born 5 Jul 1933, on farm northwest of Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Otto Becker & Ellen Filsinger. 1950 grad. Albion HS. 9 Feb 1954: Married Margaret. 1954-56: US Army. Farmed south of Albion; postal carrier. Died Sat. 7 Feb 1998, Omaha, NE (following auto accident). Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed. at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivor: A brother. Predeceased by sister Merna & brother Duaine.

Note: See obit of mother, Ellen Becker above.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 12 Feb 1998

Anna Lamira “Mira” CURREN, 97

Born 7 Apr 1900, Schuyler, NE. Parents: William Dexter Cox & Anna Centennial Marrill. Grad. Schuyler HS.  Telegraph operator. 1922: Married Joseph Nathan. 1923: Moved to Albion, NE. 1930: Married Jesse Allen Curren. They remained at Albion until 1990 when moved to California. Mrs. Curren died Mon. 9 Feb 1998, Mesa, AZ.  Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Service: Fri. at First United Methodist Church, Albion, NE. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters, 2 step-daughters, 19 gch., 40 g-gch.; a sister.  Predeceased by husband, 2 sons, 2 stepsons ... ; sister Eva Cox; 2 brothers: Roland Cox & an infant.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 12 Feb 1998

Victor Davis JOHNSON, 55

Born 22 Apr 1942, Boone County, NE. Parents: M. Davis Johnson & Helen E.C. Gustafson. 1960 grad. Albion HS. 1 Dec 1963: Married Janet at Omaha, NE. They farmed west of St. Edward, then moved west of Boone, NE.  He died Tues. 10 Feb 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Fri., Zion Lutheran Church. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His wife, 3 sons, a daughter; a sister.  Predeceased by his parents, & a sister Gloria.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 13 Feb 1998

Frances K. CZUBA

Born Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Andrew Volnek Sr. & Clara Niedbalski. 7 May 1940: Married Louis Czuba at Cedar Rapids, NE. They moved to farm near Columbus, NE. Died Thurs. 12 Feb 1998 at David City, NE. Visitation: Fri., McKown Funeral Home, Columbus. Service: Sat., St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Duncan, NE.  Burial: church cemetery. Survivors: husband, 5 daughters, a son, 13 gch., 2 g-gch; 3 sisters, 4 brothers. Predeceased by 3 sisters (one died in infancy).

Note: No age or birthdate stated.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 20 Feb 1998

Gilbert Edmond Taylor, 92

Born 15 Jun 1905 on farm in Wheeler County, NE. Parents: Ernest Taylor & Sarah Thompson. Attended school at Bartlett, NE. 14 Nov 1927: Married Nettie Luella Moore at Julesburg, CO. They farmed in Antelope County; then lived in Clearwater. 1977: Moved to Albion, NE.  He died Wed. 18 Feb 1998 at Newman Grove, NE. Service: Sat. at First Baptist Church, Albion. Burial: Fairview Cemetery near Clearwater, NE. Survivors: A son, a stepdaughter; 10 gch., 16 g-gch.; a brother. Predeceased by his wife (died Aug 1979), an infant son, an infant daughter; five sisters & five brothers.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 21 Feb 1998

Dorothea "Dorothy" L. BURKE, 89

Born 25 Mar 1908, Clarinda, Iowa. Parents: Jacob F. Bloom & Bessie Brewer. Married William T. Burke Sr. at Houston, TX. They lived in Texas, Wyoming, Colorado & Arizona. She moved to Nebraska in May 1991. Died Thurs. 19 Feb 1998 at Albion, NE. Service: Mon., Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center Chapel. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Survivors: A son, a daughter; 2 sisters. Predeceased by her husband; brothers Alva & Walter Bloom; sisters: Auda Bolin & Minnie Hankins.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 23 Feb 1998

Clifford L. MELLAND, 83

Born 19 Aug 1914, Newman Grove, NE. Parents: Lewis Melland & Anna Simonson. Attended school in Wheeler County. WW II: US Army. Farmed in Boone County, NE. 29 Dec 1962: Married Bessie Cain at Grand Island, NE. Moved to Grand Island, NE. Died there, Sat. 21 Feb 1998. Service: Tues., Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. Burial: Shell Creek Cemetery north of Newman Grove, NE. Survivors: A step-son & a step-daughter, 9 step-gch.; 2 sisters. Predeceased by his wife; 2 brothers - Sherman & Orville Melland.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 26 Feb 1998

Edmund R. "Junior" Kershaw, 70

Born 23 Jan 1928, Genoa, NE. Parents: Edmund "Ned" Kershaw & Lillian Imus. 1929: Family moved southwest of Primrose, NE. 15 Feb 1950: Married Carol at Spalding, NE. 1964: Moved to farm near Spalding, NE. Farmed and worked for elevator. Died Tues. 24 Feb 1998 at Albion, NE. Service: Fri., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Spalding, NE. Burial at church cemetery. Arrangements: Dolce-Scheef Funeral Home, Spalding. Survivors: His wife, 6 daughters, 1 son, 15 gch., 2 gg-gch.; 5 sisters. Predeceased by brother, Donald.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 26 Feb 1998

Donna Louise ANDERSON, 36

Born 29 Aug 1961, Albion, NE. Parents: Raymond & Clareen M. Prothman. 1979 grad. of Albion HS. 2 Aug 1980: Married Robert Anderson at Albion. 1987: Moved to Clarks, NE. Died Wed. 25 Feb 1998 at home. Service: Sat., St. Peter's Catholic Church, Clarks. Burial: Clarks Cemetery. Survivors: Her husband, 2 daughters; her parents, 2 brothers & 5 sisters. Also surviving, a grandmother. Predeceased by 2 sisters: Judy & Elaine Prothman. Also deceased - grandfather Tony Nienaber; and grandparents Albert & Pauline Prothman.

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Grand Island Independent - Fri. 5 Mar 1999

Lillian C. SALESTROM, 94

Born 5 Nov 1904, Boone Co., NE. Parents: Swan Niklasson & Augusta Anderson. 5 Jul 1930: Married Orville T. Salestrom at Albion, NE. 1937: Moved to Grand Island., NE. Died Wed., 3 Mar 1999, Adams, NE. Visitation: Fri., Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home, Grand Island. Service: Sat., Messiah Lutheran Church. Burial: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Island, NE. Survivors: A daughter, a son, 10 gch., 17 g-gch., 4 gg-gch.Predeceased by husband, 5 brothers, 2 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 6 Mar 1998
Joseph Dennis SYSLO, 86

Born 12 Apr 1911, Tarnov (Platte Co.), NE. Parents: Stanley Syslo & Cecelia Kush. WW II: US Army. Farmed southwest of Cedar Rapids, NE. Aug 1994: Moved to GI Veteran's Home. Died Wed. 4 Mar 1998, Grand Island, NE. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Sat., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: 3 brothers, & two sisters. Predeceased by 4 brothers - Emil, Dennis, Alois & Alphonse Syslo; 3 sisters - Rose & Theresa Syslo, Marge Moore.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 9 Mar 1998

Lora Belle RASMUSSEN, 64

Born 1 Oct 1933, Wakefield, NE. Parents: Edward Herfel & Leverne Simonson. Attended Albion HS. 22 Mar 1950: Married Arthur V. Rasmussen at Fairbury, NE. They farmed in Boone County. Mrs. Rasmussen died Sat. 7 Mar 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Tues., at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, 4 gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her husband (died 20 Aug 1988), her parents, a brother Carl Herfel.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 12 Mar 1998
John LeRoy FLANAGAN, 79

Born 3 May 1918, near Albion, NE. Parents: John Edward Flanagan & Ruby Standerwick. 1936 grad. Albion HS. Attended UNL. Moved to CA. WW II: US Army. 16 Aug 1942: Married Peg Jean Morrison at Los Angeles, CA.  They lived in Long Beach & Garden Grove, California.  1961: Moved near Albion, NE; and then into town. He died Mon. 9 Mar 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Fri., St. Michael's Catholic church, Albion. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: A daughter, 2 gch., 2 g-gch.; 4 brothers. Predeceased by his wife (died 30 Dec 1995); son, Mike; a brother, Ray; sister, Rosemary.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 14 Mar 1998
Mildred Evelyn NORDEEN, 78

Born 16 Nov 1919. Parents: Oliver Nordeen & Hazel Apple. Attended St. Edward HS. Worked in Omaha, NE.  1941: Moved to Salinas, CA. Retired in 1978; moved to Schuyler, NE. Aug 1997: Moved to Clover Lodge Care Center in St. Edward, NE. Died Wed. 11 Mar 1998 at Albion, NE. Service: Sat., St. Edward's Catholic Church. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward. Arrangements: Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Survivors: 3 sisters & 2 brothers. Predeceased by 4 brothers - Glen, Richard, Donald & Duane.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 20 Mar 1998
Dorothy Agnes PALMER, 79

Born 30 Jan 1919, Albion, NE. Parents: Frank Short & Gertrude Moore. 1936 grad. Albion HS. 14 Aug 1937: Married Guy C. Palmer at Albion. Died Thurs. 19 Mar 1998, Albion. Visitation: Fri. at Levander Funeral Home.  Service: Sat., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, a daughter, 11 gch., 33 g-gch.; a brother & a sister. Predeceased by her husband & 2 brothers, Roy & Frank Short.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 20 Mar 1998
Lorraine Marion WHEELER, 71

Born 7 Jul 1926. Parents: Walter Swanson & Lillie Johnson. Sep 1945: Married Kenneth L. Albrecht. 8 Nov 1974: Married Ralph Wheeler. Member of Tabor Lutheran Church. Resident of Belgrade, NE. Died Wed. 18 Mar 1998, at Albion, NE. Service: Sat., at Palmer Funeral Home, Fullerton, NE. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE. Survivors: 3 sons, 3 daughters, 11 gch., 7 g-gch. Predeceased by sister Deloris Ross. 

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 24 Mar 1998
Christopher C. O'BYRNE, 93

Born 9 Oct 1904 on homestead near Trenton, NE. Parents: John O'Byrne & Bridget Maloney. 1926 grad Creighton Prep, Omaha. WW II: US Navy. 26 Oct 1946: Married Winoma Ellen Welch at Wray, CO. They farmed near Trenton, NE. Died Sat. 21 Mar 1998, St. Edward, NE. Visitation: Tues., Miller-Levander Funeral Home. Service: Wed., St. Edward Catholic Church. Burial: St. James Cemetery, Trenton, NE. Survivors: A son, 3 daughters, 8 gch. Predeceased by his wife (died 1973), daughter Christine Susan, & son James Christopher. Also deceased, 3 brothers - Christopher, Francis & Maurice; a sister: Mary Ellen Roach.

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Grand Island Independent - Fri. 3 Apr 1998
Ronald M. BOPP, 65

Born 25 Jan 1933, Primrose, NE. Parents: Donald Boppp & Irene Whitman. 1942: Family moved to Spalding. 1951 grad. Spalding Public School. 7 Feb 1952: Married Mildred Mackie. 1952-56: US Navy. Worked for newspapers. Went into business with father - publlished Spalding Enterprise and Cedar Rapids Press. Died Tues. 31 Mar 1998 at Spalding, NE. Visitation: Fri., Dolce-Scheef Mortuary, Spalding. Service: Sat., First Presbyterian Church, Spalding. Burial: Dublin Cemetery, Primrose, NE. Survivors: 4 sons, 3 daughters, 14 gch., 1 g-gch; a sister. Predeceased by his wife & his parents.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 16 Apr 1998
Leota Alice CUMMING, 61

Born 18 Apr 1936 on farm in Boone Co., NE. Parents: Ben Parks & Frances Nygren. Attended St. Edward HS.  14 Oct 1953: Married Earl Elwin "Pete" Cumming at Glenwood, IA. They farmed near St. Edward; later owned a dry cleaning business in Genoa, NE.  Moved to Colon, & then to Osceola, NE. 1997: She moved to Pilger, NE.  Died Tues. 14 Apr 1998 in Omaha, NE. Service: Fri. at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Burial at later date, Boone Cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters, 2 sons, 5 gch. Also surviving: her mother & step-father, a brother, 2 step sisters & a step brother. Predeceased by her husband (died 14 Aug 1996), and her father.

Note: her father - see Creston Centennial History: 1890-1990 page 307

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 26 Apr 1998
Effie DAHLSTEN, 82

Born 14 Mar 1916, Loretta, NE. Parents: Edward Cook & Effie May Nott. Family lived in Holt County, then moved to Pible Lake area to run a hotel. 26 Dec 1934: Married Peter Dahlsten at Spalding, NE. They farmed/ranched south of Ericson next to the Cedar River. Mr. Dahlsten died 11 Dec 1990. 1997: Mrs. Dahlsten moved to Valley County Nursing Home. She died 23 Apr 1998 at Grand Island, NE. Service: Mon. at United Methodist Church, Ericson, NE. Burial: Pible Cemetery. Arrangements: T.J. Finn and Sons Funeral Home.  Survivors: 3 sons, 3 daughters, several grandchildren; 2 sisters & a brother. Predeceased by her husband, infant son Oakie (1947); five sisters, 2 brothers, 2 grandsons, etc.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 26 Apr 1998
Cody James MAJERUS, 5
Born 6 Jan 1993, Albion, NE. Parents: George & Cindy Majerus. Died Thurs. 23 Apr 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Mon. at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: His parents, 2 brothers and a sister; 3 grandparents. Predeceased by a brother Zachary, & his grandfather, Peter Majerus.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 28 Apr 1998

Luella Mae "Susy" CUNNINGHAM, 74

Born 18 Nov 1923, Albion, NE. Parents: Kimball Nelson & Mary Berney. 11 Jul 1942: Married Duane Cunningham at Bartlett, NE. They owned trucking business. Died Sat. 25 Apr 1998, Albion, NE. Service: Tues., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: Her husband, 2 daughters, 4 gch.  Predeceased by a brother, Kim Nelson Jr.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 28 Apr 1998
Alethia "Babe" MARET, 87

Born 20 Aug 1910, Albion, NE. Parents: Frank Tuffs & Myrtie Ganzans. 1929 grad. Wood River HS.  22 Mar 1931: Married Frank Maret at Kearney, NE. They lived at Gibbon & Wood River, NE. Mr. Maret died 3 Jun 1989. Mrs. Maret died Sun. 26 Apr 1998, Wood River, NE. Service: Thurs., Apfel Funeral Home, Wood River. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Gibbon, NE. Survivors: 3 sons, 5 daughters. Predeceased by her husband, infant son Adelbert; 3 brothers & a sister.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 28 Apr 1998

Verna Belle ROLF, 95

Born 19 Sep 1902, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Charles A. Babbitt & Lillie Brower. 1920 grad. Cedar Rapids HS.  Teacher. 20 May 1925: Married William Bernard Rolf at Primrose, NE. They farmed primarily in Boone County, NE. 1955: Moved to Albion, NE. William died 4 Sep 1958. Mrs. Rolf died Thurs., 27 Aug 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Sat. United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: A son, 21 gch., 37 g-gch., 5 gg-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her husband, a daughter & 2 sons. Also deceased: 4 brothers - George, Butch, Vic and Glen Babbitt; 6 sisters - Gertrude Babbitt, Ruth Kolm, Pearl Smith, Grace Brown, Mabel Smith and Opal Watts.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 29 Apr 1998

Anna H. SHOTKOSKI, 83

Born 4 Apr 1915 at Petersburg, NE. Parents: John Eurek & Mary Bandur. 1933 grad. Loup City HS. Teacher (Howard & Sherman Counties). 24 Oct 1940: Married Edward "Fritz" Shotkoski at Ashton, NE. They farmed near Arcadia, NE. 1978: Moved to Loup City, NE. She died Tues. 28 Apr 1998 at Loup City, NE. Visitation: Thurs. at Higgins Funeral Home, Loup City. Service: Fri. at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Loup City. Survivors: 2 sons, 6 daughters, 17 gch., 2 g-gch.; 2 brothers, 1 sister. Predeceased by her husband & four sisters - Agnes, Josephine, Rose and Barbara. 

Note: Her brother Mike Eurek was born 1917 in Sherman County.  See his obit in GI Independent of 21 Jan 2006.

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Grand Island Independent - Sat. 9 May 1998
Zella Mae WELDON, 79
Born 3 Mar 1919, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Edward & Jenny (Hazlitt) Iverson. Grad. of St. Edward HS. Cook. 25 Apr 1950: Married William E. Weldon at Omaha, NE. They lived in St. Edward. Bill died 22 Oct 1988. Mrs. Weldon died Thurs., 7 May 1998 at St. Edward. Visitation: Sun., Miller-Leavander Funeral Home, St. Edward.Service: Mon., United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, 7 gch., 6 g-gch.; 2 brothers. Predeceased by her husband; 4 brothers - Everett, Robert, Andy & Leonard Iverson; a sister - Charolett Iverson.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 13 May 1998
Amanda "Mandy" OLNES, 16

Born 21 Jan 1982, Norfolk, NE. Parents: Dale A. Olnes & Veronica L. Wirges. Cystic fibrosis since early childhood. Died Sat. 9 May 1998 at UN Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Thurs., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Petersburg, NE. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: Her parents, grandparents and 3 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 14 May 1998
Mary Genevieve LANDAUER, 64

Born 8 Mar 1934, Petersburg, NE.  (Parents not named) President of People's First. Jul 1983: Resident of Fairbury, NE. Recently moved to Blue Valley Care Center at Hebron - where she died Mon. 11 May 1998. Visitation: Thurs. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Fri., at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion, NE. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: a sister & 3 brothers. Predeceased by her parents.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 19 May 1998
Sylvester J. SCHRAD, 80

Born 14 Mar 1918, Raeville, NE. Parents: Frank and Mary Schrad. Auto salesman. Died Sat. 16 May 1998 at Omaha, NE. Wake services: Tues. at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Westside Chapel, Omaha. Service: Wed. at St. Richard's Catholic Church with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha. Survivors: His wife Sylvia, 6 sons, 11 gch.; a brother & 2 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 28 May 1998
Gerald M. THIEM, 74

Born 4 Mar 1924, Humphrey, NE. Parents: John Thiem & Mary Loeffler. About 1928, family moved to Petersburg, NE. 1946-47: US Army. 19 Jul 1946: Married at Norfolk, NE. Farmer, mechanic, service director.  They lived at Kearney, Hasting and then Grand Island, NE. He died Wed. 27 May 1998, Grand Island, NE. Visitation: Fri. at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home. Service: Sat., Faith United Methodist Church. Burial: Grand Island City Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 9 gch.; a brother and a sister. Predeceased by 2 brothers & 2 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 29 May 1998
Virgil Charles PROROK, 61

Born 7 Sep 1936, Boone Co., NE. Parents: Charles F. Prorok & Agnes Kush. Construction worker. Died Wed. 27 May 1998, Omaha, NE. Visitation: Fri., at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Sat., St. Edward Catholic Church. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: 2 brothers & 2 sisters. Predeceased by his parents & 3 brothers - Ralph, Ray and Eddie.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 31 May 1998
Wilma Joy WALTER, 87

Born 27 Mar 1911, Coburg, Iowa. Parents: William James Parrott & Muriel Joy Keister. 1928 grad. of Mason City HS. Accountant.  Lived in Red Oak, IA; Mason City, IA. 1942: moved to California. 19 Apr 1953: Married Charles Edwin Walter at Long Beach, CA. Her husband died in 1989; she moved to Albion, NE. Mrs. Walter died Thurs. 28 May 1998 at St. Edward, NE. Service: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Burial: Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery at Mason City, Iowa. Survivors: 3 step-sons. Predeceased by her parents, & a brother Willis.

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Grand Island Independent - Mon. 1 June 1998
Lavender Lynn BOYD, infant

Born and died 30 May 1998, Albion, NE. Parents: Mark Boyd and Lyla Kearney. Service: Mon., St. Edward Catholic Church. Burial at parish cemetery. Survived by her parents, 3 sisters, several grandparents.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 11 June 1998
Anna Marie HARRIS, 86

Born 26 Jul 1911, west of Osmond, NE. Parents: Mathia Petsche & Anna Marie Wlaschin. About 1917 the family moved to Spalding, NE, and later to Elgin, NE. 1930 grad. Elgin Public HS. 23 Feb 1933: Married Ralph Harris at Raeville, NE. They farmed south of Albion, NE. Mrs. Harris died Mon. 8 Jun 1998 at Neligh, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Service: Friday, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Predeceased by her husband (died 17 Apr 1984); a brother Richard and a sister Frances.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 15 June 1998
Hazel L. MERIDITH, 90

Born 16 Jun 1907, Polk Co., NE. Parents: DeAlton Benson & Nellie Hill. 1925 grad. Osceola HS. 1932 grad. UN. Teacher.  3 Jun 1934: Married Fred L. Meridith at Lincoln, NE. They lived at LeMars, Iowa, then Webster City Iowa. Moved to Clear Lake Iowa - until 1986 when moved to Lenexa, KS.  She died Fri. 12 Jun 1998, Lenexa, KS.  Service Tues. at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward, NE.  Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward. Suvivors: 2 sons, 5 gch., 2 g-gch. Predeceased by her husband (died 21 Jun 1995); two brothers: Gilbert and Emmet Benson.

Note: see Our Polk Co. Heritage, page 30 (Benson); Nebraskana page 111 (w/p)

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 19 June 1998
Marie BRICKEL, 78

Born 19 Dec 1919, Albion, NE. Parents: Fredrick Cook & Theresa Muller. 7 Sep 1939: Married Clarence R. Brickel at Bartlett, NE. They lived in Fullerton, NE.  She died Thurs. 18 Jun 1998, Grand Island, NE. Service: Mon., Palmer Funeral Home, Fullerton. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: Her husband and a daughter, 2 gch. Predeceased by son Clarence Clay Brickel in 1972.

Note: Father's name was given as Fredrick Brickel on above date, modified to Fredrick COOK in the obit the next day.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 22 June 1998
Kenneth D. MOORE, 77

Born 4 Nov 1920, Albion, NE. (Parents not named.)  Family moved near Bartlett, NE. WW II: US Army Air Force. 15 Mar 1956: married Mary J. Wollen at Albion. They lived at Cedar Rapids, NE. Died Sat. 20 June at Cedar Rapids. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Tues. United Methodist Church.  Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Survivors: 2 sons & one daughter; 2 gch.; a brother. Predeceased by his wife; 2 brothers & 4 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 23 June 1998
Marvin Lloyd WHEELER, 54

Born 15 Nov 1943, Norfolk, NE. Parents: Lloyd Wheeler & Pearl Harbottle. Started school in Albion, NE; finished in Missouri. Lived in Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA. Resident of Onawa, IA. Died Sat. 20 Jun 1998 at Whiting, IA. Prayer Service: Tues., Pearson Funeral Home, Onawa, IA. Service: Wed. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Burial: Wed. in Evergreen Memorial Park, Omaha, NE. Survivors: 3 daughters; and a sister living in Colorado.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 30 June 1998
Clara M. CAMP, 87

Born 4 Apr 1911, North Branch area (east of Petersburg), Boone County, NE. Parents: Gullick Hovelsrud & Martha Levos. Grad. of Elgin HS. WW II: Women's Army Aux. Corps. 31 Dec 1946: Married Joseph D. Camp in Madison Co., NE. They lived in several places including Cambridge & Lincoln, NE. Jun 1995: Moved to Albion, NE. Died Sun. 28 Jun 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Thurs., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Petersburg, NE. Survivor: Her husband. Predeceased by 3 siblings: Marie Mannlein, Grand and Gordon Hovelsrud.

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Grand Island Independent - Wed 1 July 1998
William Milton LAUDENKLOS, 97

Born 15 Jan 1901, Shelby (Polk Co.), NE. Parents: Adolph Laudenklos & Katherine Eale. 1 Nov 1923: Married Lillian Fritzges at Council Bluffs, Iowa. They farmed near St. Edward; moved into town in 1982. Died Sun. 28 Jun 1998, St. Edward, NE. Service: Wed. at United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements: Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Survivors: A daughter, 4 gch., 6 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by his wife (died 6 Jan 1998), a son Lloyd; a grandson, 4 brothers & 3 sisters.

Note: see 1920 Fed. Census Shell Creek Twp, Platte, NE ED198 p3a D42 F43 (w/p)

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 3 Jul 1998
Judson Barclay “J.B.” Gallion, 93

Born 17 Nov 1904, Grinnell, KS. Parents: Harry Gallion & Anne Warren. 1924 grad. Chester HS (Thayer Co., NE). 2 Jun 1931: Married Gladys Woodward at Chester, NE. Business owner. 1966: They moved to Albion. Mrs. Gallion died 1 May 1996. Mr. Gallion died Mon. 29 Jun 1998 at Albion. Visitation: Sun. Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Mon. at United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Chester Cemetery. Survivors: A daughter, 2 sons, 13 gch., 21 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by his wife, a grandson; 2 brothers - Richard & Arthur; a sister Elizabeth.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 6 Jul 1998
Kerry PHILMALEE, 46

Born 10 Nov 1951 at Columbus, NE. Parents: Ronald & Kathryn Philmalee. 1970 grad. Albion HS. Moved to Washington, DC. Statistician for FBI, computer engineer. Resident of Alexandria, VA. Died Thurs. 2 Jul 1998 at Alexandria, VA. Visitation: Tues. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed. at Loretto Methodist Church. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Survivors: His mother and four sisters, 2 brothers; two grandmothers.  Predeceased by his father and two grandfathers: Clarence Vollbrecht and Cecil Philmalee.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 6 Jul 1998
Gerald William "Jerry" SEIER, 47

Born 25 Jun 1951, Norfolk, Madison, NE. Parents: Bernard Seier & Leona Temme. Baptized at St. Petersburg, NE. 1969 grad. Albion HS. Farmer, business owner. 28 Dec 1974: Married Marcia at Albion. Died Fri., 3 Jul 1998 at hospital in Lincoln, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His wife, a son, 2 daughters.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 9 Jul 1998
George Clarence ANDERSON, 86

Born 21 Sep 1911 on farm east of St. Edward, NE. Parents: George Anderson Sr. & Maude Simpson. 9 Oct 1932: Married Elaine at Palestine Baptist Church. They farmed in Palestine community until 1980 when moved into town. Mr. Anderson died Mon. 6 Jul 1998 at St. Edward, NE. Visitation: Wed. at Miller-Levander Funeral Home.  Service: Thurs. at Palestine Baptist Church. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward. Survivors: His wife, a son, a daughter, 3 gch., 2 g-gch.; a brother. Predeceased by 2 brothers - an infant & John; 2 sisters - Margaret & Mary.

Note: See Hist. of Platte Co. by Curry pp 220-1, 586; 1920 Fed. Census Woodville Twp, Platte, NE ED201 p5a D33 F32 (w/p)

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 9 Jul 1998
Francis William "Fritz" YILK, 86

Born 12 May 1912, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Florian H. Yilk & Katherine Hoelscher. Grad. of Hastings Business College. Married Margaret Day. Lived in Grand Island, NE. Died 11 Jun 1998 at Danville, KY. Service: Sat., Butler Volland Funeral Home, Hastings, NE. Burial: Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, NE. Survivors: A daughter, a son, 10 gch., 3 g-gch. Predeceased by his wife, daughter Judith Thompson & brother Charles Yilk.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 11 Jul 1998
William "Dale" SMITH, 76

Born 1 Jun 1922, Wolbach, NE. Parents: Harley Smith & Minnie Schoening. Grew up in Nance County, NE. 24 Dec 1941: Married at Yuma, AZ. 1942-1947: US Army Air Corps. After war, farmed near Albion, NE. Died Wed. 8 Jul 1998 at Veteran's Home, Grand Island, NE. Service: Sat. at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home.  Burial: Burkett Cemetery on grounds of the Vet's Home. Survivors: His wife, 2 daughters, 5 gch., 2 g-gch. Predeceased by a brother Dewey Henry Smith.

Grand Island Independent  - Mon. 20 Jul 1998
James Henry LANGAN, 87

Born 5 Jan 1911, on farm south of Cedar Rapids, NE. 15 Jun 1931: Married Margaret Gordon at Cedar Rapids.  They farmed. Mrs. Langan died in 1974. Mr. Langan died Sun. 19 Jul 1998 near Cedar Rapids, NE. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Wed. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: 3 sons, a daughter, 29 gch., 51 g-gch., 2 gg-gch. Also living - a brother & 2 sisters. Predeceased by his wife, son Daniel, daughter Noreen; 2 sisters - Nellie Presher and Florence Braddock; an infant brother Ronald Lee. 

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 22 Jul 1998
Phillip Edward "Pat" HART, 66

Born 14 Jan 1943, Omaha, NE. Parents: Lyle & Edith Esther (Hart) Murphy. 1949 grad. of Albion HS. 1949-52: US Navy. Sep 1954: Married Marie June at Bethesda, MD. He worked in Albion & Omaha. 18 Feb 1978: Married Beverly at Omaha, NE. 1988: They moved to Beaver Lake. Mr. Hart died Mon., 20 Jul 1998 at Beaver Lake.  Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Thurs., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids.  Burial zt church cemetery. Survivors: His second wife; 2 sons, 4 daughters, 23 gch., 1 g-gch.; a brother & 2 sisters.  Predeceased by his mother.

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Grand Island Independent - Fri. 7 Aug 1998
Gerard "Gardy" MICEK, 68

Born 24 Sep 1929, Fullerton, NE. Parents: Joseph K. Micek & Helen Uzendoski. 1946 grad. Fullerton HS. 30 May 1955: Married Margaret at St. Edward, NE. They lived at Omaha, NE. 1957: Moved to St. Edward. Died Wed. 5 Aug 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Fri., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Sat., St. Edward's Catholic Church. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 10 gch.; 6 brothers, 4 sisters. 

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 9 Aug 1998
Harold E. KVAM, 79

Born 6 Nov 1918, Boone Co., NE. Parents: Knud K. Kvam & Minnie E. Wolfe. Grad. of Albion HS. Farmed near Albion, NE. Moved to Newman Grove, NE. Died Fri. 7 Aug 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Mon., Immanuel-Zion Llutheran Church near Albion. Burial: North Branch East Cemetery near Petersburg, NE. Survivors: 3 nieces. Predeceased by sister Evelyn Kvam, & half-brother Rev. Elmer Brewer. Memorials to the church, or Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home, Newman Grove, NE.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 13 Aug 1998
Jess J. "Pop" WALLICK, 82

Born 20 Aug 1915, Albion, NE. Parents: John & Minnie Wallick. WW II: US Army, South Pacific. 10 Jun 1945: Married Arlene Belgum at Albion, NE. Modification engineer. Retired to Augusta, KS and worked as house painter. Died Sat., 8 Aug 1998 at hospital in Wichita, KS. Graveside service: Fri., Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Arrangements: Levander Funeral Home. Survivors: His wife, a son; a sister & a brother. Predeceased by son "Dougie"; 3 sisters; 3 brothers.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 14 Aug 1998
Earl Norman HANEL, 85

Born 30 Aug 1912, Lindsay (Platte Co.), NE. Parents: Jerry F. Hanel & Ruth Samuelson. Attended school at Albion, NE.  17 Jul 1938: Married Neva L. Parrot at Albion. 1944-45: US Navy. Later lived in Grand Island, NE.  Mrs. Hanel died 30 Aug 1997. Mr. Hanel died Wed., 12 Aug 1998 at Grand Island, NE. Visitation: Sun., Apfel-Butler-Geddes funeral Home, Grand Island. Service: Mon., Gollaher Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial at St. Edward. Survivors: 2 grandsons. Predeceased by his wife, and a son Earl N. Hanel Jr. (died 1997).  

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 18 Aug 1998
Theodore Ray "Ted" DONSCHESKI, 46

Born 20 Feb 1952, Albion, NE. Parents: Emil & Pauline Donscheski. 1971 grad. of Albion HS. 1972-74: US Army. 26 Oct 1973: Married at Albion, NE. Resident of Boone, NE. Died Sun., 16 Aug 1998 at Albion. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Wed., United Church of Christ, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His wife, 2 daughters, a son; his mother, 2 brothers, a sister & a half sister.  Predeceased by his father & an infant sister Nancy.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 24 Aug 1998
Alvin E. KITTELSON, 75

Born 24 Nov 1922 on farm east of Petersburg, NE. Parents: George & Clara (Larson) Kittelson. 1940 grad. of Newman Grove HS. Served in US Navy. Farmer. 8 Nov 1958: Married Marjorie Christian. Died Fri., 21 Aug 1998 at home near Petersburg, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., Rosehill Evangelical Free Church near Newman Grove, NE. Burial: North Branch East Cemetery. Survivors: 2 step-daughters, a step-son ... ; a brother & a sister. Predeceased by his wife, a brother Garnes; a stepson: Robert Christian.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 28 Aug 1998

Verna Belle ROLF, 95

Born 19 Sep 1902, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Charles A. & Lillie (Brower) Babbitt. 1920 grad. of Cedar Rapids, HS. Teacher. 20 May 1925: Married William Bernard Rolf at Primrose, NE. They farmed in Boone County. 1955: Moved to Albion, NE. Mr. Rolf died 4 Sep 1958. Mrs. Rolf died Thurs., 27 Aug 1998 at Albion. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Sat., United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: A son; 21 gch., 37 g-gch, 5 gg-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her husband; daughter Charlotte White; two sons - Dean and Merlin Rolf; 4 brothers - George, Butch, Vic and Glen Babbitt; 6 sisters - Gertrude Babbitt, Ruth Kolm, Pearl Smith, Grace Brown, Mabel Smith & Opal Watts.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 30 Aug 1998
Edith I. MATTSON, 97

Born 25 Apr 1901, Primrose, NE. Parents: Andy & Ingeborg (Aske) Mattson. Attended school in Albion & Stromsburg, NE. Employee of Lincoln Telephone (42 yrs), then worked 19 yrs as nurses aide at Covenant Home. Died Fri. 28 Aug 1998 at Stromsburg.  Visitation: Sun., Palmer Funeral Home, Stromsburg. Service: Mon., Evangelical Covenant Church. Burial: Stromsburg Cemetery. Predeceased by her sister Esther.

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Grand Island Independent - Fri. 4 Sep 1998
Joseph August WIRGES, Jr. 72

Born 26 Jan 1926 near Petersburg, NE. Parents: Joseph A. Sr. & Anna (Salber) Wirges. 1945-46: US Army. 26 Jun 1951: Married Alleida Mae Peterson. They lived in Sterling, CO until 1953; returned to Petersburg, NE.  ..."farmed, operated a poultry processing plant, did custom baling and silage chopping ...".  Mr. Wirges died Tues., 1 Sep 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Sat., St. John's Catholic Church, Petersburg.  Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 5 sons, 2 daughters, 18 gch.; 2 brothers; 4 sisters. Predeceased by 2 infant children - Joseph and Mary; a granddaughter; a sister, Helen Hood.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 8 Sep 1998
Esther Cordelia KOLM, 78

Born 30 Jan 1920, Cedar Rapids, Boone, NE. Parents: Charles & Elsie (Hoppell) Cain. 1938 grad of Cedar Rapids HS. Teacher, bookkeeper. 1941: Married Kenneth Kolm. Lived in Cedar Rapids-Primrose area. Mrs. Kolm died Sat., 5 Sep 1998 at Spalding, NE. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Wed., St. John's Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Sunset Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, 7 gch., 5 g-gch.; a sister.  Predeceased by her husband; son Michael; 3 sisters - Doris Babbitt, Eunice Bowers & Bessie Melland; one brother - Allan Cain.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 13 Sep 1998
Josephine E. WETOVICK, 90

Born 13 Jan 1908 near Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: John & Mary (Manion) Mahoney. 1923 grad. of Cedar Rapids, HS. Teacher. Court reporter. 10 Jun 1930: Married Edward Wetovick. 1942: Moved to Kearney, NE.  Died there on Wed., 9 Sep 1998. Service was Sat., St. James Catholic Church. Burial: Kearney Cemetery. Arrangements: Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary. Memorials to the church, or Good Samaritan Hospital Heart Fund. Survivors: 3 sons, 1 daughter, 13 gch., 20 g-gch. Predeceased by her husband (11 May 1990); a gch.; 2 sisters & 5 brothers.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 16 Sep 1998
Marion "Bernice" KING, 95

Born 5 Aug 1903 near Royal, NE. Parents: David Truman & Ruie May (Kendall) Carder. 1919: Family moved to Boone Co., NE. 1921 grad. of St. Edward HS. 26 Dec 1937: Married Elvin Ernest McCone. They farmed south of Albion. Mr. McCone died in 1960. Teacher. Married Irving King; and lived near Ord, NE. Mr. King died in 1993.  She moved to Colorado, currently was at Estes Park, CO.  Died 5 Sep 1998 at Estes Park. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Sat., First United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: a son, 2 daughters, 8 gch., 7 g-gch. ... (step-relations); 2 sisters & 1 brother. Predeceased by 2 husbands; a stepson Harold King; 3 brothers - Carvel, Kendall and David.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 16 Sep 1998
LeRoy Robert McMILLAN, 70

Born 26 May 1928 near Winside, NE. Parents: Ervin & Anna (Glandy) McMillan. 5 Nov 1950: Married in Madison Co., NE. They divorced. 1951-53: US Army. Worked in SD, returned to NE. Died Mon. 14 Sep 1998 at Grand Island Veterans Home. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Thurs., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Pleasantview Cemetery, Winside, NE. Survivors: 2 sons, a daughter, 5 gch. Predeceased by a brother, Alvin.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 17 Sep 1998
Lamont Norman SCHMADEKE, 82

Born 9 Oct 1915, Newman Grove, NE. Parents: John & Julia (Nordgren) Schmadeke. 26 May 1944: Married Anna Mae at Albion, NE. They farmed near Albion. He died Mon., 14 Sep 1998 at Newman Grove, NE.  Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Fri., First United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, a daughter, a son, 4 gch.,; a brother & a sister. Predeceased by 3 brothers - Lester, Lawrence and LeRoy (infant); one sister - Marge Copple.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 19 Sep 1998
Germaine A. BATENHORST, 80

Born 3 Sep 1918, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Daniel & Barbara Dieter. Grad. of Cedar Rapids Public Schools. 27 Jun 1938: Married Arnold Batenhorst at Cedar Rapids. They farmed south of Cedar Rapids until 1983, moved into town. She died Thurs., 17 Sep 1998 at hospital in Omaha, NE. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Mon., St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: A son, 2 daughters, 7 gch., 12 g-gch. Predeceased by her husband; 4 brothers - Dr. L. Daniel, Edward, Frank & Albert Dieter; a sister, Margaret Homan.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 30 Sep 1998
Dorothy Marie KNAPP, 89

Born 31 Oct 1908, Albion, NE. Parents: Carl Herman & Hustra Anna (Kolden) Nelson. 1915: Family moved to a farm northwest of North Loup (Valley Co). Grad. of North Loup HS; Friends College at Central City, NE; and UN. Teacher. Jun 1930: Married Ray "Bud" Knapp. 1943: They moved to a farm near Ord, NE. She died Mon., 28 Sep 1998 at Ord. Visitation: Wed., Ord Memorial Chapel. Service: Thurs., North Loup United Methodist Church. Burial: Hillside Cemetery, North Loup. Survivors: 2 sons, a daughter, 8 gch., 7 g-gch. Predeceased by her husband (1979), & a brother Lind.

 

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Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 1 Oct 1998

Alma M. LANG, 92

Born 9 Mar 1906 on farm west of Newman Grove, NE. Parents: Abraham & Anna (Dyb) Tisthammer. Grad. of Newman Grove HS. 27 Nov 1946: Married John W. Lang at Sioux Falls, SD. Later lived in Albion, NE. Mr. Lang died 22 Jan 1970. Mrs. Lang died Tues., 28 Sep 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Fri., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Newman Grove, NE. Survivors: 2 sisters. Predeceased by her husband, 2 infant daughters; her parents, her step-father Ivar Week; 3 brothers - Inar, Norman & Novar Week.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 5 Oct 1998
Howard Keith NEWTON, 83

Born 5 Jul 1915, Inavale, NE. Parents: Robert & Julia (Wilson) Newton. 1933 grad. of Franklin Public School.  1937 grad. of UN Ag College. County agent, banker.  8 Jun 1940: Married at Red Cloud, NE. 1942-46: US Army. 1956: Moved to Albion, NE; later moved to Gothenburg. 1965: Returned to Albion. Died Fri. 2 Oct 1998 at hospital in Wheat Ridge, CO. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Service: Tues., United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, a daughter, a son, 4 gch., 1 g-gch; a sister. Predeceased by 2 brothers - Dwight & Eugene.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 6 Oct 1998

Judge Robert Lehr Flory, 80

Born 19 Jul 1918, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Robert D. & Elva (Lehr) Flory. 1936 grad. of St. Edward HS. 1940 grad. of UN. 1942 grad of UN College of Law. WW II: US Army Air Corps. 21 Oct 1944: Married at Grand Island, NE. 1946: Opened law practice in Fremont, NE. 1961: District Judge serving at Fremont. Died Sat. 3 Oct 1998 at Fremont. Service: Wed., Lattin-Dugan-Chambers Funeral Home, Fremont. Survivors: His wife, a daughter, a son, 3 gch. Predeceased by sister - Betty Voseipka; & brother - William Flory.
Note: See Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940, (Platte Co. chapter) page 907

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 16 Oct 1998

Joseph B. HASCHKE, 55

Born 6 Jul 1943, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Bernard J. Haschke & Fern Homan. 1961 grad. Cedar Rapids HS.  1965-67: US Army. 24 Jan 1970: Married in Omaha, NE. Resident of Grand Island, NE. Employee of New Holland. Died Wed. 14 Oct 1998, Grand Island, NE. Visitation: Fri. at Kleine Funeral Home. Service: Sat. at St. Leo's Catholic Church. Burial: Grand Island Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, a son and a daughter; his parents, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. 

Note: His father died 9 Jan 1999; and his mother died 23 Jun 2005.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 18 Oct 1998
Charles E. "Kelly" MILLER, Jr. 77

Born 30 Mar 1921 near Petersburg, NE. Parents: Charles E. Miller St. & Anna Landaur. WW II: US Navy. 15 Oct 1946: Married Esther.  Barber.  Resident of Sioux City, IA.  Died Tues., 6 Oct 1998 at hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.  Service was 10 Oct at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Burial: Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Sioux City, Iowa. Survivors: his wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 10 gch, 3 g-gch; 2 sisters. Predeceased by a brother, Jack Miller.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 27 Oct 1998
Vera Margaret BAKER, 86

Born 5 Feb 1912, near St. Edward, NE. Parents: Clair & Lucy (Stevens) Condreay. Grad of St. Edward HS.  25 Nov 1930: Married Wayne W. Baker at Sidney, Iowa. They lived in St. Edward area. Died Sat., 24 Oct 1998 at David City, NE. Visitation: Tues., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Wed., United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial: Evergree Cemetery. Survivors: Her husband, a son, a daughter, 6 gch., 12 g-gch.; her sister.  

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 27 Oct 1998
Alice Martha COFFEY, 78

Born 11 Feb 1920, Humphrey, NE. Parents: Conrad & Margaret (Holescher) Labenz. 27 Nov 1945: Married Harold H. Coffey at St. Edward, NE. They lived in Denver. 1947: Moved to Pueblo, CO. 1962: Moved to Salinas, CA. 1984: Retired to St. Edward, NE. Died Sat. 24 Oct 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Tues., St. Edward Catholic Church. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: Her husband, 2 sisters & 2 brothers. Predeceased by 3 brothers - Irvin, Mark and Francis.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 30 Oct 1998
Cecil Herbert ROBERTS, 87

Born 4 Jan 1911 on farm north of Albion, NE. Parents: Christopher & Violet (Lukenbach) Roberts. 1929 grad. of Albion HS. Worked at CCC in Oregon. 4 Jul 1939: Married Marguerite Anderson. They lived in Albion. Painter. Died Thurs. 29 Oct 1998 at Albion. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Sat. United Church of Christ, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 2 daughters, 1 son, 6 gch., 13 g-gch., 2 gg-gch. Also surviving, a brother. Predeceased by a gch., 2 gg-gch.; 4 sisters - Vernie, Edna, Gladys & Ruby.

Note: Wife died 26 Apr 2001.

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Grand Island Independent - Sun. 8 Nov 1998

Harold P. NAEVE, 77

Born 11 Jan 1921 near Albion, NE. Parents: Detlaf Naeve & Mary Gerber. 1938 grad. Albion HS. 3 Feb 1943: Married at Columbus, NE. They farmed near Albion; moved into town in 1980. He died Fri., 6 Nov 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Mon., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His wife, a son, a daughter, 5 gch. Predeceased by 3 sisters: Margaret Wheeler, Bertha Gerber & Laura Pribile.  Also deceased, 3 brothers - Bill, John and Ernest.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 10 Nov 1998
Mildred L FOOTE, 93

Born 8 Feb 1905, St. Edward, NE. Parents: William Lawrence & Annetta Phillips. Grad. of St. Edward HS.  Teacher.  Lived in Omaha before moved to CA in early 1940s. 3 Nov 1945: Married Burtes Foote. They lived in Glendale & Sun Valley, CA. Mrs. Foote died Wed., 4 Nov 1998 at Palm Desert, CA. Service: Wed. at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward, NE. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE. Survivors: a sister-in-law. Predeceased by her husband, a sister Evelyn Collins and 3 brothers: George, Clyde and Earl.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 12 Nov 1998
Gladys "Lucille" JENSEN, 71

Born 11 Apr 1927 on farm near Greeley, NE. Parents: Elmer Burke & Esther Allinder. Grad. of Greeley HS. 29 Aug 1948: Married Eugene Jensen at Greeley. They farmed at St. Edward, NE. Died Mon. 9 Nov 1998 at Albion, NE. Service: Thurs., St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, Lindsay, NE. Burial at church cemetery. Arrangements: Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Survivors: Her husband, 2 daughters, 2 sons, 5 gch; a brother & 3 sisters. Predeceased by sister Elaine McManus.

Note: See Lindsay, Nebraska 1888-1988 page 68 (Jensen)

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 12 Nov 1998
Alfred Henry Adolph RIECK, 93

Born 29 Jan 1905, north of Primrose, NE. Parents: Adolph Rieck & Anna Yeager. 2 Aug 1931: Married Irma Neidhardt at Albion, NE. They farmed near the county line on Hwy 91. Retired to Albion in 1973. Mr. Rieck died Mon. 9 Nov 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service Fri., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His wife, 2 daughters, 6 gch., 9 g-gch. Predeceased by brothers Bill and Herman.

Note: Wife died 4 Oct 2004.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 24 Nov 1998
Francis Ray "Joe" WAID, 76

Born 20 Sep 1922 at Pilger, NE. Parents: Joseph Virgil & Sceva Fannie Waid. 1940 grad. Wisner HS. WW II: US Navy. Twice married. 1949 grad. UNL, pharmacist. Resident of Albion, NE. Died Sat. 21 Nov 1998 at Albion. Service: Wed. at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: Wife Dolores; 3 sons, 4 daughters; 2 step-children, 12 gch.; a sister. Predeceased by sister Ethel Clark.

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Grand Island Independent - Wed. 2 Dec 1998
Donald Wayne HILL, 61

Born 15 Nov 1937, Columbus, NE. Parents: Wayne & Arletta (Civish) Hall. 1955 grad. of Monroe HS. 1958-62: US Navy. Farmed near Monroe, NE. 29 Jun 1980: Married; they farmed near Albion. He died Mon., 30 Nov 1998 at Albion following heart surgery. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Thurs., First United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: New Hope Cemetery near Monroe, NE. Survivors: His wife, a daughter, a son; a sister in Iowa. Predeceased by his parents, his step-father.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 5 Dec 1998
Kenneth V. BADER, 69

Born 15 Dec 1928, Albion, NE. Parents: Albert Ray Sr. & Cora Mae (Dawkins) Bader. Jan 1949: Married Dolores. 16 May 1966: Married Winifred at Yankton, SD. They lived in Albion where he worked for the city. Mr. Bader died Thurs, 3 Dec 1998 at Albion. Service: Sat., United Church of Christ, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements: Levander Funeral Home. Survivors: His wife, 6 sons, 4 daughters, 27 gch., 19 g-gch.; 2 sisters, a brother; several half & step siblings. Predeceased by his son, Jeffery L. Bader; 2 gch.; a brother; & a stepbrother.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 5 Dec 1998
Vera I. CARMIN, 81

Born 11 Oct 1917, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Martin & Jensine (Nielsen) Olesen. 1934 grad. St. Edward HS. Jul 1942: Married Lem Carmin at Douglas, WY.They lived at Douglas; then moved to San Antonio, then St. Edward. She worked as waitress. Mr. Carmin died in 1972. Mrs. Carmin died Thurs., 3 Dec 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Mon, United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. She was predeceased by her husband; 2 brothers & 7 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 5 Dec 1998
Lillian M. SWANSON, 78

Born 15 Feb 1920, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Thomas & Minnie (Meyers) Kinzer. 15 Oct 1941: Married Raymond E. Swanson at Columbus, NE. They farmed in South Branch area. Later lived at Newman Grove, NE. Mrs. Swanson died Thurs., 3 Dec 1998 at Lincoln, NE. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Mon., Immanuel-Zion Lutheran Church near Albion, NE. Burial: Immanuel-Zion South Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, 8 gch.; a brother. Predeceased by her husband (1996); 3 brothers - Sam, Ivan & Marion Kinzer; 2 sisters - Lucille & Leona.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 7 Dec 1998

Wendolyn I. IVERSON, 84

Born 12 Jun 1914, Norfolk, NE. Parents: David W. & Evelyn (Anderson) Peterson. Grad. of Humphrey HS. 16 Apr 1939: Married Arnold Iverson at Humphrey. They lived at Newman Grove until 1948; then lived on farms near Albion, NE. She was employed at various jobs. Mrs. Iverson died Fri., 4 Dec 1998 at Albion. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Tues., United Methodist Church. Survivors: A daughter, 2 sons, 14 gch., 11 g-gcch.; 2 sisters. Predeceased by her husband, 1 gch., 2 g-gch.

Note: For Arnold Iverson, see Hist. of Platte Co. by Curry p753 (w/p); 1920 Fed. Census Creston Twp, Platte, NE ED189 p7b D63 F55 (w/p). Write for copy of Creston Centennial History: 1890-1990 p234 (Arnold w/p).

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 9 Dec 1998
Alfred Anthony "Bub" RUTTEN, 80

Born 30 Jan 1918, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Peter & Henriette (Theewen) Rutten. Attended school in David City, NE. 1945-46: US Marine Corps. 13 Jun 1950: Married Dorothy Torson at Cedar Rapids, NE. He managed Farmers Cooperative Co. Mrs. Rutten died 23 Jun 1993. Mr. Rutten was living in St. Edward, NE when he died Mon., 7 Dec 1998. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, NE. Service: Thurs., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: A son, 2 gch.; 2 step-gch. Predeceased by his wife; 3 sisters - Cecilia and Anna Kleve, Madge Roan; 6 brothers - Ted, John, Lawrence, Francis, Lewis and Joe Rutten.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 13 Dec 1998
Duane J. "Mike" FLANAGAN, 64

Born 15 Dec 1933, Albion, NE. Parents: John & Ruby (Standerwick) Flanagan. 1951 grad. of Albion HS. 1 Jun 1954: Married Carol at Albion, NE. "He entered Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in August 1976." Died Fri. 11 Dec 1998 at Albion. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., Zion Lutheran Church.  Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: Carol Flanagan; a son, 4 gch.; 3 brothers. Predeceased by 2 brother - Ray & John; a sister Rosemary Flanagan.

Note: See 12 Mar 1998 in Grand Island Independent for obit of brother John.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 15 Dec 1998
Lloyd Aubrey McCOMB, 86

Born 21 Nov 1912 on farm southeast of St. Edward (Skeedee area), NE. Parents: Frank S. & Nannie (Condreay) McComb.  23 Feb 1945: Married Esther Gilsdorf Kane. Business owner. They lived at Ord & Lexington, NE. Moved to Denver, CO in 1974. Mrs. McComb died in 1976. Mr. McComb moved to St. Edward, NE. He died Sun., 13 Dec 1998 at Albion, NE. Service: Wed., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Burial: Cozad Cemetery. Survivors: A step-daughter; 2 brothers & a sister.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 17 Dec 1998
Robert Lester McINTYRE, 73

Born 3 Oct 1925, Primrose, NE. Parents: Charles H. & Mary Elizabeth (Kinnier) McIntyre. 24 Nov 1944: Married Deloris at Albion, NE. Farmer. Died Tues., 15 Dec 1998 at Lincoln, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Fri., First Presbyterian Church, Primrose. Burial: Dublin Cemetery, Primrose. Survivors: His wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 6 gch., 4 g-gch.; 2 brothers, 1 sister; 8 half-brothers, 5 half-sisters. Predeceased by a brother Thomas; and a sister Mildred.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 17 Dec 1998
Leona Maria VOBORIL, 84

Born 25 Apr 1914, Duncan, NE. Parents: Tomas & Anna (Czapla) Liss. 25 Apr 1933: Married Stanley Voboril at Primrose, NE. They farmed southwest of Primrose. 1982: Moved to Cedar Rapids, NE. 1997: Moved to Greeley, NE. She died Tues., 15 Dec 1998 at Greeley. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Fri., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Primrose. Survivors: 3 sons, 2 daughters, 12 gch., 9 g-gch; 2 sisters, 1 brother. Predeceased by her husband; a gch., 4 brothers & 2 sisters.

Note: See 1920 Fed. Census NE ED185 p10b D9 F9: Loup Twp, Platte, NE (w/p).

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 20 Dec 1998

Lucille V. KLEIN, 79

Born 13 May 1919, Primrose, NE. Parents: Harvey & Bertha (Adams) Allard. Attended school in Fullerton & Greeley, NE; attended Kearney State Teachers College. Teacher. 31 Mar 1941: Married Ervin Klein at Wolbach, NE. They farmed near Wolbach. 1952: Moved to Fremont, NE; then to San Jose, CA (1970).  Returned to Wolbach in 1978. Lucille died Sat. 19 Dec 1998 at St. Paul, NE. Service: Tues., United Methodist Church, Wolbach. Burial: Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements: Jacobsen Funeral Home, St. Paul. Survivors: 3 sons, 6 gch., 11 g-gch.; 2 brothers & a sister. Predeceased by her husband and a gch.

Note: See Fullerton's 1st 100 Years, 1879-1979 page 104 (CH Adams)

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 22 Dec 1998
Raymond Garfield Brown VANNOY, 83

Born 27 Jun 1915 in Ravenna, NE. Parents: Morris Bailey & Dolly (Gier) Brown. "He was raised by the John and Julia Vannoy family in Waverly." Grad. of Waverly HS. US Army (5 yrs.) 30 Dec 1941: Married Ola Mae at Lincoln, NE. They lived in Denver, CO. 1946: They moved to St. Edward, NE. Farmer, carpenter. Died Sun. 20 Dec 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Tues., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Wed., Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, a daughter, 4 gch.; 3 half-brothers. Predeceased by a son Doug; a brother, Floyd Brown; two sisters, Ruth & Irene.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 23 Dec 1998
Ruby C. DORITY, 87

Born 1 Sep 1911, Albion, NE. Parents: Jesse & Caroline (Grossneklaus) Curren. Grad. of Albion HS. Attended Wayne State. Married Joseph Dority. They lived in Boise, ID. Her husband died there; Ruby moved to a sister's home Oklahoma City. Recently entered St. Ann's Nursing Home. Died Sat., 19 Dec 1998 at hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. Service: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sisters.  Predeceased by her husband; 2 brothers - James and William.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 28 Dec 1998
George Victor FRITTON, 74

Born 23 Oct 1924, Omaha, NE. Parents: Victor E. & Marie (Fox) Fritton. 1942 grad. of Albion HS. 1934-45: USAF. Teacher, business owner, road construction. 20 Jun 1950: Married at Rawlins, WY. Died Sat., 26 Dec 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: His wife & eleven children.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 30 Dec 1998
Raymond R. SCHEEF, 84

Born 29 Dec 1913, Gretna (Sarpy Co.), NE. Parents: John C. & Catherine M. (Thompsen) Scheef. 5 Feb 1936: Married Viola Fischer at Millard, NE. They farmed near Millard until 1962; moved to St. Edward, NE. Viola died in 1977. 20 Apr 1985: He married Anita Carlson at Cedar Rapids, NE. They farmed near St. Edward. Mr. Scheef died Mon., 28 Dec 1998 in auto accident near Genoa, NE. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Thurs., United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Millard, NE.  Survivors: A son, 2 step-sons, 2 step-daughters, 2 gch., 7 g-gch.; 2 brothers. Predeceased by his first wife, son John, and an infant daughter. Also deceased: sister Myrtle Henningsen & 2 brothers - Glenn & Robbie.  "His wife, Anita, died in the same automobile accident."

Note: See Nance website for extract of second wife's obit.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 31 Dec 1998
Margaret Louise CHOYESKI, 75

Born 9 Oct 1923, Platte Co., NE. 1943 grad. of St. Edward HS. Worked in Omaha, NE.  4 Mar 1946: Married Raymond Choyeski at St. Edward. They lived in Boone & Nance Counties. 28 Dec 1998: Died in auto accident near Genoa, NE. Service: Sat., St. Edward Catholic Church. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: A son, 2 daughters, 7 gch., 1 g-gch.; 2 sisters. Predeceased by brother Donald Zimmerman & sister Mildred Tourtillott.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 31 Dec 1998
Raymond Joseph CHOYESKI, 81

Born 19 Mar 1917 on farm near Belgrade, NE. 4 Mar 1946: Married Margaret Zimmerman at St. Edward, NE.  They farmed in Boone and Nance Counties; moved to St. Edward in 1977.  He died Mon. 28 Dec 1998 in auto accident near Genoa, NE. Service: Sat. at St. Edward's Catholic church. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: A son, 2 daughters, 7 gch.; 2 brothers. Predeceased by 2 brothers, Edward and Sebastian;& a sister Martha.

Note: See 1920 Fed. Census - Cedar Twp, Nance, NE ED165 p3A D38 F38 (w/p)


 

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