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2001 Extracts

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Grand Island Independent - Sat. 6 Jan 2001
John NORDHUES, 92

Born 1 Jan 1909 on farm near Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Alex & Anna (Moersen) Nordhues. 1918: Family moved to Greeley, NE. 28 May 1945: Married at Greeley. They lived on the farm. Pitched baseball for town team. He died Fri. 5 Jan 2001 at Greeley. Service: Mon., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greeley. Burial at parish cemetery. Arrangements: T.J. Finn & Sons Mortuary. Survivors: His wife, 2 sons, 7 daughters, 40 gch., 24 g-gch.; 3 brothers & 2 sisters. Predeceased by brother Bill, & 2 sisters - Elizabeth Schoo & Marie Nordhues.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 9 Jan 2001
Hilbert D. "Hib" SWANSON, 93

Born 23 Jun 1907, Platte Co., NE. 1919: Family moved to Voorhees Valley, NE. Hib lived with his sister & brother-in-law. Farmed near St. Edward, NE. 1985: Retired; lived in town. He died at home, Sat., 6 Jan 2001. Service: Wed., Salem Lutheran Church, St. Edward. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: His sister; cousins in Sweden.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent - Wed. 10 Jan 2001

Martin D. GLADEM, 77

Born 19 Jun 1923 near Petersburg, NE. Parents: John H. & Mabel (Score) Gladem. Grad. of Norfolk HS & Univ. of Denver. WW II: US Army. 1951: Married in Boone Co., NE. They lived in Colorado Springs, CO for 46 yrs. CPA, Controller. He died Sun. 7 Jan 2001 at Salina, KS. Service: Thurs., Imanuel-Zion Lutheran Church near Albion, NE. Burial: North Branch Cemetery. Arrangrments: Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Survivors: His wife, a daughter, 2 sons, 9 gch.; a brother. Predeceased by his parents.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent - Mon. 15 Jan 2001

Robert E. ESAU, 77

Born 29 Sep 1923, Petersburg, NE. Parents: Peter J. & Elisabeth (Kroeker) Esau. Served in US Army.1955: Married at Albion, NE. Farmer, filling station employee, trucker.  Lived at Albion & Akron, NE. 1971: Moved to Petersburg, NE. Died Fri., 12 Jan 2001 at hospital in Grand Island from injuries of accident. Visitation: Today, Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., United Church of Christ, Albion. Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Petersburg, NE. Survivors: His wife, 4 daughters, 1 son, 14 gch., 2 step gch.; a sister. Predeceased by his daughter Marcy Lynne; his parents; 4 brothers - Henry, John, Harry & Elmer Esau; 4 sisters - Katherine Walker, Ella Irwin, Bessie Scarlett & Eva Gustaf.

Columbus Telegram - Mon. 22 Jan 2001

William KUROVSKY, Sr. 85

Born 1 Oct 1915, Omaha, NE. Parents: Alexander & Mary (Nagy) Kurovsky. Grad. of Tech HS, Omaha. 1936: Married at Burwell, NE. They lived in Omaha until 1942; moved to California. Freight hauler. 1978: Moved to Belgrade, and then to St. Edward, NE. He died Sun., 21 Jan 2001 at hospital in Albion, NE. Service & burial at later date. Arrangements: Hasch-Patyrick Funeral Chapel, Genoa, NE. Survivors: His wife, a son, 4 daughters, 15 gch., 13 g-gch.; 2 brothers & 2 sisters. Predeceased by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, a gch.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independen - Tues. 23 Jan 2001

Allene Mae WERNER, 83

Born 6 May 1917, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Joseph & Bertha (Weakley) Carter. 1934 grad. of St. Edward HS. 25 Jun 1934: Married Kenneth E. Werner at Luverne, MN. They lived in St. Edward, NE. Allene died Sat., 20 Jan 2001 at St. Edward. Visitation: Today, Miller-Levander Funeral Home. Service: Wed., United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors: Her husband, a son, 2 daughters, 6 gch., 1 g-gch.; a sister & a sister-in-law. Predeceased by her parents, 4 brothers & 3 sisters..

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Grand Island Independent - Tues. 6 Feb 2001

Dale E. ROSENBAUM, 75

Born 29 Aug 1925, Boone Co., NE. Parents: Harold Rosenbaum & Vera McCone. 1942 grad. Albion HS. 2 Mar 1945: Married at Albion. 1945-46: US Army. Farmed near Albion until 1982 when moved into town & worked as insurance crop adjustor. Died Sun. 4 Feb 2004 at Omaha, NE. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed. at United Methodist Church. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His wife, 3 sons & a daughter, 7 gch. 3 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by 2 brothers - Ivan & Lowell.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 11 Feb 2001
Neal R. HUNT, 75

Born 17 Sep 1925, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Raymond E. & E. Bernice (Storrs) Hunt. 1951-53: US Army. 1 Sep 1956: Married at Albion, NE. They lived in Albion. Seed dealer. He died Fri., 9 Feb 2001 at Albion. Visitation: Sun. Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Mon. United Methodist Church. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His wife & a brother, Paul.

Note: See 1930 Fed. Census NE ED63-2 p2a D24 F24: Cedar Twp, Nance, NE; and Boone County History, 1871-1985 p436 F288. Brother Paul's obit appeared 29 Jan 2004 in Columbus Telegram.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent - Sun. 18 Feb 2001

Taylor Ann BODE, infant

Born 13 Feb 2001, Norfolk, NE. Parents: Ted & Tammy Bode. Died Fri. 16 Feb 2001 at UN Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Service: Mon., St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, Raeville, NE. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements: Levander Funeral Home, Albion.

Columbus Telegram - Fri. 23 Feb 2001; Grand Island Independent - Sat. 24 Feb 2001
Virgil Myron REED, 81
Born 13 Jan. 1920, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Samuel Reed & Alice Hultman. WW II: US Army. 24 Apr 1954: Married in Boone Co., NE. Farmer in Boone County. Raised horses. Died Thurs. 22 Feb 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Mon., United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 3 sons, 4 gch.; 1 brother. Predeceased by sister Helen Reed.

Columbus Telegram - Mon. 26 Feb 2001
Mary Kay CONYERS, 51
Born 8 Jun 1949, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Bernard C. & Margaret Ryan. Aug 1968: Married Marvin F. Coyers at Boulder, CO. 1970, they moved to Sterling, CO. Surgical technician, veterinarian assistant, business owner. Resident of Fleming, CO. She died Fri. 23 Feb 2001 at Sterling, CO. Visitation: Tues., Tennant Funeral Home, Sterling. Service: Wed., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Sterling, CO. Burial in Hillside Cemetery at Julesburg, CO. Survivors: Her husband, a daughter, 2 gch.; her mother & stepfather; 3 brothers & 2 sisters. Predeceased by her father.

Columbus Telegram -  Mon. 26 Feb 2001

Donovon Robert WALTERS Sr., 80

Born 18 Apr 1920, Tilden, NE. Parents: Herman Robert Walters & Mary Louise "Lula" Gordon. 1938 grad. Tilden HS. 1943 grad. of Wayne State College. 14 May 1942: Married Susan Mary Ledered at Norfolk, NE. WW II: US Army Medical Corps. 1947 grad UN Dental College. Served in USAF until 1955. Practiced in Coleridge, Wayne, and Albion (1950-1973), NE.  25 Dec 1973: Married second to Dorothy Catherine Hennings Leypoldt. They lived in SD, then moved to Beatrice, NE.  Dr. Walters died Thurs. 22 Feb 2001 at Lincoln, NE. Visitation today at Levander Funeral Home. Service: Tues at United Methodist Church, Albion, NE. Burial: Tilden Cemetery. Survivors: His second wife, 1 son, 3 daughters, 5 stepsons, 17 gch., 9 g-gch. Predeceased by his parents and 3 sisters  - Grace, Dorothy & Mildred.  Memorials: Wachiska Audubon Society, Suite 10, 4547 Calvert, Lincoln, Neb., 68506 and Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, 3745 Garfield, Lincoln, Neb., 68506.

Note: Second wife died 9 Apr 2006.

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Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 1 Mar 2001; Columbus Telegram (funeral notice) - Wed. 28 Feb 2001
Katie Ellen NORSKOV, 70

Born 15 Jan 1931, Albion, NE. Parents: Mark Aaron & LaRena (Rieck) Woodworth. 1949 grad. of Albion HS. Teacher. 4 Jun 1950: Married Myron Norskov at Albion. They farmed south of Albion, then north of St. Edward. 1962: Opened cafe in Newman Grove, NE. 1965: Moved to Norfolk, NE. She died Sun., 25 Feb 2001 at medical center in McAllen, TX. Service: Thurs., Our Savior Lutheran Church, Norfolk, NE. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery at Albion, NE. Survivors: Her husband; 3 daughters, a son, 7 gch.; her father, a brother & a sister.

Columbus Telegram (death notice) - Wed., 28 Feb 2001; Grand Island Independent - Fri. 2 Mar 2001
Charlene J. LUDWICK, 75

Born 18 Feb 1926, Loretto, NE. Parents: Allen H. & Emma E. (Jones) Ludwick. 1943 grad. of Albion HS. State employee in Lincoln, NE; and then worked for "Nebraska Health and Human Services Department in Boone County". She died 28 Feb 2001 at hospital in Lincoln, NE. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Service Sat., Loretta United Methodist Church Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery at Albion, NE. Survivors: Nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her brother Eugene, 2 sisters Mabel Durand & Margaret Ott.

Note: See Boone County History, 1871-1985 p492 F409.

Grand Island Independent -  Fri. 2 Mar 2001

Iva Margaret MUNDSCHENK, 85

Born 28 Sep 1915 on farm SW of Albion, NE. Parents: Otto & Theresa (Franzen) Haas. 1933 grad. of Albion HS. 1965 grad. of UNL. 18 Jun 1946: Married William K. Mundschenk at Albion, NE. They lived at Graymont, IL; moved to farm near Albion in 1954. William died in 1993. Iva died Wed., 18 Feb 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Sat. Zion Lutheran Church. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Survivors: A daughter, & a sister in SD. Predeceased by her husband.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 9 Mar 2001
Dennis W. FREEBURG, 78

Born 19 May 1922, Tilden, NE. Parents: Arthur Freeburg & Lizette Sandquist. 1940 grad. Petersburg HS. WW II: USAF. Grad of UNL. Banker. Died Wed., 7 Mar 2001 at Albion, NE. Service: Sat., United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Petersburg, NE. Survivors: His wife Louise, a step-daughter and a step-son; a  brother. 

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 10 Mar 2001
Doris J. NORDEEN, 67

Born 9 Apr 1933, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Emery & Ethel (Mock) Buck. Grad. of St. Edward HS. Teachers. 4 Mar 1953: Married Richard Nordeen at Grand Island, NE. They farmed south of St. Edward, NE. She died Thurs., 8 Mar 2001 at Beverly Health Care, Fullerton, NE. Visitation: Sun., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Mon., United Methodist-Presbyterian Church. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward. Survived by 2 sisters & a brother. Predeceased by her husband.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 10 Mar 2001
Bernard J. TEMME, 67

Born 7 Feb 1935 near Petersburg, NE. Parents: Bernard "Ben" & Christina (Neiwohner) Temme. Farmed with his parents; served in US Army. Lived in CO. 14 Jun 1958: Married at Denver, CO. They farmed briefly at Petersburg, NE; then moved to Iowa and later to CO. Truck driver, mechanic, musician. Returned to NE to live at Crete Manor where he died Wed., 7 Mar 2001. Service: Sat., St. John's Catholic Church, Petersburg. Burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Levander Funeral Home. Survivors: His former wife; a son & 2 daughters, 15 gch., 3 g-gch.; 5 sisters & a brother. Predeceased by his brother Joseph & a gch.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 10 Mar 2001
Theresa H. SYSLO, 70

Born 30 Jun 1930, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: John & Mary (Simek) Medinger. 30 Oct 1948: Married Alois Syslo at Cedar Rapids. She died Thurs., 8 Mar 2001 at St. Edward, NE. Visitation: Sat., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Sat., St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial in the church cemetery. Survivors: A son, a daughter, 2 gch. Predeceased by her husband & her brother Joe.

Columbus Telegram – Mon. 19 Mar 2001
Alfred J."Shorty" HILGER Sr., 78

Born 16 Nov 1922, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Leo P. Hilger Sr. & Frances Kramer. Farmed in Boone & Butler Counties. 5 Nov 1941: Married Dorothy Pavelka at Central City, NE. Was in construction business with his brothers. Died Sun. 18 Mar 2001 at David City, NE. Visitation: Tues., Roberts Funeral Home, David City. Service: Wed. St. Mary's Catholic Church, David City. Burial at church cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 5 sons, 5 daughters, 24 gch., 7 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by his parents and 3 brothers - Paul, Leo "Bud", & Arnold (his twin).

Note: Wife's obit 6 Dec 2003 in Columbus Telegram.

Columbus Telegram - Sat. 24 Mar 2001
Myrna M. GRIFFITH, 74

Born 31 Jan 1927, Loretto, NE. Parents: Millard E. & Hazel J. (Heft) Foland. 5 May 1951: Married Orvel Griffith at Lincoln, NE. Lived in Columbus, NE; died there Thurs. 22 Mar 2001. Service: Mon., Gass-Haney Funeral Home, Columbus. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Columbus. Survivors: 3 sons, 4 daughters, 17 gch, 6 g-gch; a sister. Predeceased by her husband; her parents; 2 sisters - Rosemary Rutton & Lucille Bourne; 2 brothers - Merlin & Robert Foland; son, Ronald Griffith; and a grandson. Memorials: American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent - Sat. 24 Mar 2001

Bertha MEUSBORN, 95

Born 22 Aug 1905, Genoa, NE. Parents: Anson Crozier & Anna Haggard. 1923 grad. Genoa HS. Nurses training at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. 2 Apr 1941: Married Emil Meusborn at Genoa, NE. They lived at Cedar Rapids, NE. 1988: She moved to Lincoln, NE. Died Thurs., 22 Mar 2001 at Lincoln, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Tues., St. John's Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Sunset Cemetery. Survivors: nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her husband (16 Aug 1968); 4 sisters - Vera, Ruby, Beulah & Thelma; 4 brothers - Lloyd, Leland, Marshal & Wallace.

Columbus Telegram – Tue. 27 Mar 2001; Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 29 Mar 2001
Richard Byron ROAN, 35

Born 22 Aug 1965: Pensacola, FL. 1983 grad. Cedar Rapids HS. 1983-86: US Navy. 29 Dec 1990: Married at York, NE. Electrician. Divorced. Had been working in Lincoln, NE since August. Died Sun. 25 Mar 2001 near York (auto accident). Service: Thurs., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, NE. Burial in parish cemetery. Arrangements: Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Survivors: His father; his mother & step-father, 4 children. Also surviving - a grandfather, a sister, a step-sister. Predeceased by grandparents: Bernie Ewing, Madge & Byron Roan; a brother David. 

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Wed. 28 Mar 2001
Rosemary ROLF, 72

Born 7 Mar 1929, Primrose, NE. Parents: Frank Kraus & Mary Clark. 1948 grad. Albion HS. 26 Jan 1949: Married Dean Rolf at Albion, NE. They farmed SW of Albion. Mrs. Rolf died Mon. 26 Mar 2001, Albion, NE. Service: Thurs. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial in parish cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, 3 daughters, 14 gch.; a sister, a brother. Predeceased by her husband, parents, stepmother, a brother.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Wed. 28 Mar 2001
Ruth M. ZUERLEIN, 96

Born: 5 May 1904, near Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Erastus Williams & Luella Lora Baker. Nurse. 9 Nov 1921: Married Victor J. Zuerlein at Albion, NE. They lived at Primrose, then  moved to Cedar Rapids. Mr. Zuerlein died in 1967. She later moved to Albion. Died Mon., 26 Mar 2001 at Albion. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service Fri. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: 3 daughters, a son, 34 gch., 26 g-gch., 5 gg-gch. Predeceased by her husband, & a son Gilbert Zuerlein.  

Columbus Telegram – Thu. 29 Mar 2001
The Rev. Wanda Lee CLAUSEN, 82

Born 21 Dec 1918, Pike Co., IN. Parents: Reb. Joseph Davis & Roxie Risley. Previously a resident of Albion, NE.  Retired minister who served Winslow Church of God 10 years. Husband Henry died in 1960. Mrs. Clausen died Tues. 27 Mar 2001, Petersburg, IN. Service: Today, Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel in Oakland City, IN. Burial: Montgomery Cemetery. Survivors: A step-daughter-in-law & step grandchildren; a sister. Predeceased by her husband; 2 sisters: June Burris & Joyce Canaan; brother Robert Davis.

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Grand Island Independent - Mon. 2 Apr 2001
Ruby Anna QUALSETT, 89

Born 4 Dec 1911, Petersburg, NE. Parents: Henry & Ruby (Cameron) Chana. 1930 grad. of Petersburg HS. Attended Wayne State College. Teacher. 5 Jul 1936: Married Orville E. Qualsett at Petersburg, NE. They farmed in Boone County until 1956 when moved to Albion & owned a furniture store. Orville died in 1975. Ruby moved to Grand Island in 1981. She died Sat., 31 Mar 2001 at Hamilton Manor in Aurora, NE. Visitation: Mon., All Faiths Funeral Home. Service: Tues., Messiah Lutheran Church, Grand Island, NE. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Survivors: A son, 2 daughters, 4 gch., 7 g-gch; 4 sisters. Predeceased by her husband & 3 brothers - George, Perry & James Chana. Memorials to the church or Grand Island Community Foundation/Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 8 Apr 2001
Emma SCRIPTURE, 96

Born 22 Dec 1904 near Primrose, NE. Parents: John & Jane (Skitt) Holland. 27 Jan 1925: Married Leo Scripture at Omaha, NE. They farmed in Primrose area. 1965: Moved into town. Leo died in 1971. Emma died Fri., 6 Apr 2001 at nursing home in York, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., First Presbyterian Church, Primrose, NE. Burial in Dublin Cemetery, Primrose. Survivors: A granddaughter & a g-gch. Predeceased by her husband; 2 sons - Willard & Leo Jr.; a brother & 3 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 9 Apr 2001
Wilma O. YOUNG, 82

Born 21 Jun 1918, Boone Co., NE. Parents: John King & Lillian Mae (Babbitt) Cox. Attended school in Boone County and at Belgrade, NE. 8 May 1938: Married Morris Young at Albion, NE. They farmed W of Loretta; and then S of Albion. Bought a farm NW of Albion. In 1974, they moved into town. Morris died in 1986. Wilma died Sat. 7 Apr 2001 at Albion. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Wed., First Baptist Church. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: A son, 5 gch., 3 g-gch.; 3 brothers & 2 sisters. Predeceased by her husband; 2 sons - Daniel & Marvin; 2 sisters, Ethel Vang & Ellen Wagner.

Note: See Boone County History, 1871-1985 p367 F126.

Columbus Telegram - Sat. 14 Apr 2001; Grand Island Independent - Sun. 15 Apr 2001

Lawrence E. "Larry" KEBER, 86

Born 10 Sep 1914 at Primrose, NE. Parents: Clemens Keber & Anna Glaser. 1919: Family moved to farm west of Spalding, NE. 1932 grad. of Spalding Academy. Worked in CA until end of war. 6 Sep 1948: Married at Beresford, S.D; they farmed near Spalding, NE. Mr. Keber died Thurs. 12 Apr 2001 at Spalding, NE. Service: Tues. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Spalding. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 5 daughters, 2 sons, 17 gch.; 3 sisters & 2 brothers. Predeceased by a son James Keber; 2 brothers - Victor & Mark Keber; an infant sister Mildred.

Columbus Telegram - Thurs. 19 Apr 2001; Grand Island Independent - Fri. 20 Apr 2001

William David "Bill" DAVIS, 85

Born 23 Sep 1915 at Primrose, NE. Parents: Joseph Davis & Sara J. Adams. Grad: Primrose HS. 4 Jun 1935: Married Elizabeth Enid Harr at Sidney, NE. Banker. Served in military during WW II. Died: Wed. 18 Apr 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Fri. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Sat. at Presbyterian Church, Primrose. Burial: Dublin Cemetery, Primrose. Survivors: His wife, 1 daughter and 2 gch. Predeceased by a sister Marcia Wolvin; son-in-law James Nolan.

Note:  See Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940 - Boone Chapter, p49. Wife died 16 Mar 2009.

Columbus Telegram - Sat. 28 Apr 2001; Grand Island Independent - Sun. 29 Apr 2001
Marguerite Bernice ROBERTS, 84

Born 15 Sep 1915, Humphrey, NE. Parents: Alfred Carl Anderson & May Minney. 4 Jul 1939: Married Cecil Roberts at Council Bluffs, IA. They lived at Albion & Braddish, NE. She died Thurs. 26 Apr 2001 at hospital in Omaha, NE. Visitation: Today at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Mon. at United Church of Christ. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Survivors: 2 daughters, 1 son, 5 gch., 10 g-gch. Predeceased by her spouse, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, ...

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Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 3 May 2001
Margaret A. MAYBON, 93

Born 10 Jan 1908, Roseland (Adams Co.), NE. Parents: Gust & Alfilda (Olsen) Carlson. Educated in Boone Co., NE. 16 Jan 1929: Married Cleave Maybon at St. Edward, NE. They lived in St. Edward, Palmer, Belgrade & Albion, NE. Also lived 3 yrs in Cushing, MN. Methodist. Cleave died in Jan 1978. Margaret died Tues., 1 May 2001 at St. Edward, NE. Service: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion NE. Burial in Main Cemetery, Belgrade, NE. Survivors: A daughter, 2 gch., 3 g-gch. ...; 2 brothers. Predeceased by her husband; her infant daughter Gloria; 2 sisters - Edith Pratt & Mildred Maybon; a brother - Art Carlson.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 7 May 2001
George Lloyd YOUNG, 73

Born 18 Feb 1928 on farm SW of Albion, Boone, NE. Parents: Lloyd & Ruth (Hutchinson) Young. 1946 grad. of Albion HS. 29 Aug 1942: Married at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion, NE. They farmed the Young family farm until 1986, moved to place south of Albion. George died Sat., 5 May 2001 at Univ. Med. Center, Omaha, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, a daughter, 3 sons, 4 gch., 1 step-gch. Predeceased by an infant daughter - Mary Celeste Young; a step-gch.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 8 May 2001
Leonard K. BLACK, 80

Born 25 Apr 1921 near Loretto, NE. Parents: Frank & Clara (Bilstein) Black. In 1930 the family moved to Garfield Co., NE. In 1939 Leonard went to Montana; he later worked in WA. WW II: US Army. Returned to Burwell, NE and was a mechanic.  Married there in 1946. They ranched & farmed. In 1956 they moved to California. Retired in 1990 and returned to Burwell, NE. He died Sat., 5 May 2001 at Ord, NE. Graveside service was Tues. at Cottonwood Cemetery, Burwell. Arrangements: Hitchcock Funeral Home. Survivors: His wife, 2 daughters, 2 sons, 6 gch., 4 g-gch.; a sister & 3 brothers. Predeceased by sister Alta Johns. & brother Bill Black.

Columbus Telegram - Sat. 12 May 2001; Grand Island Independent - Sun. 13 May 2001

Gayle D. ANDERSON, 66

Born 12 Sep 1934 on farm west of Anselmo, NE. Parents: Albert & Ada (Cooper) Anderson. Family moved near Brewster, NE. Attended UNL for 2 yrs. 1954-58: US Navy. 1961: Crop spraying business. 1962: Married, later divorced. 13 Dec 1985: Married a second time, at Albion, NE. He died Sat. 12 May 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Mon. Levander Funeral Hoe. Service: Tues., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Survivors: His wife, 2 sons, a daughter, 6 gch.; 2 sisters. Predeceased by his parents; & a son Farron Anderson.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Tues. 15 May 2001
Mattie Margie McCARTY, 97

Born 17 May 1903 near Onawa, IA. Parents: Clyde H. & Anna Katherine (Arends) Abts. Attended school in Boone & Keith Counties, NE. 27 Nov 1922: Married John M. McCarty at Julesburg, CO. They lived in Nance & Boone Counties, NE. Clerk in store. Died Sat. 12 May 2001 at St. Edward, NE. Visitation: Today, Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Wed., United Methodist-Presbyterian Church. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE. Survivors: A son, 6 gch., 14 g-gch., 5 gg-gch.; 2 brothers & a sister. Predeceased by her husband (1975); her parents; daughter Eileen Sorensen; 3 brothers - John, Hiram & Dean Abts; 5 sisters - Hilda Schutt, Vivian Schutt, Ella Russell, Elsie Smith & an infant.

Notes: See Boone County History, 1871-1985 p503. Also - 1930 Fed. Census Beaver Twp, Nance, NE ED63-1 p3a D42 F43 (w/p).

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 18 May 2001; Columbus Telegram - Sun. 20 May 2001
Alleida Mae WIRGES, 72

Born 29 Mar 1929, Woodbine, Iowa. Parents: Myra (sic) & Charlotte (Katzenberger) Pearson.* Attended school in Elgin, NE, then attended Wayne State for a year. Teacher. 26 Jun 1951: Married Joseph A. Wirges Jr. They lived in Sterling, CO until 1953, moved to Petersburg, NE. Business owner. Died Wed., 16 May 2001 at Petersburg. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Sat., St. John's Catholic Church, Petersburg. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: 5 sons, 2 daughters, 18 gch.; a sister-in-;aw. a brother-in-law. Predeceased by her husband; her parents; 2 infant children - Joseph & Mary; a granddaughter; a brother - James Peterson, a sister - Maxine Schluter.

Note: Husband's obit published 4 Sep 1998 in GI Independent gives maiden name as Peterson.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Sun. 20 May 2001
Robert "Brad" KAUFMAN, 42

Born 28 May 1958, Friend, NE. Parents: Bob & Carla Kaufman. Grad. of Friend Public School. Attended Univ. of Hawaii. Chef. Lived in Lincoln, NE. Served in US Navy as instructor; then worked in San Diego, CA. He died Tues. 15 May 2001 at San Diego, CA. Visitation: Today, Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service Mon., Akron Presbyterian Church near Albion, NE. Burial at the parish cemetery. Survivors: His mother & 2 sisters, all residents of Albion, NE. Predeceased by his father.

Gass Haney Funeral Home obit (sent by relative) - 28 May 2001
Georgia I. PARKS, 83 (photo)

Born 23 Oct 1917, Petersburg, NE. Parents: Alfred L. Johnson & Sarah E. Louden. 1927: Family moved to Columbus, NE. Grad. of Columbus HS. 8 Aug 1947: Married Leonard Parks at North Platte, NE. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Died 28 May 2001 at Columbus. Service: Mon., Gass Haney Funeral Home. Burial: Columbus City Cemetery. Survivors: 3 daughters, 9 gch., 19 g-gch.; a sister in Colorado. Predeceased by her husband & her parents; an infant daughter Shirley Jean Liske. Also deceased: 3 brothers - Lyle, "Swede" and Richard; 4 sisters - Dorothy Reinke, Josephine Spoonemore, Eleanor Stemper and Martha Deal.

Grand Island Independent - Wed 30 May 2001

Anna V. WILLARD, 101

Born 9 Aug 1899, Boone Co., NE. Parents: John & Lyda Mae (Shivley) Bliss. Married Charley Willard. She died Sun., 27 May 2001 at Omaha, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Roeder Mortuary in Omaha. Service: Fri., Pearl Meathodist Church, Omaha, NE. Burial will be Mon. in Riverside Cemetery, Gibbon, NE. Survivors: 2 sons, 3 daughters, 14 gch., g-gch & gg-gch.; a sister in Spokane, WA. Predeceased by her husband, 3 brothers, 4 sisters and a g-gch.

Columbus Telegram (death notice) - Thur. 31 May 2001; Grand Island Independent - Sat. 2 Jun 2001

Stasia Gavlik-Paprocki, 84

Born 23 Apr 1917, St. Edward, NE. Parents: John & Kathryn (Kula) Drog. 1935 grad. of St. Edward HS. 7 Fb 1939: Married Alvin Gavlik at St. Edward, NE.4 Jan 1964: Married Berney F. Paprocki. Resident of Silver Creek, NE. She died Thurs. 31 May 2001 at Genoa, NE. Service: Sat., St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Silver Creek. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE. Arrangements: McKown Funeral Home. Survivors: Her second husband; a daughter & 3 sons, 8 gch., 9 g-gch.; 4 sisters. Predeceased by her first husband; 4 brothers - Adolph, Edmund, Edwin, & Leo Drog; 2 sosters - Wanda Valasek & an infant.

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Grand Island Independent - Wed. 6 June 2001
Ruby M. CARLSON, 89

Born 28 Mar 1912, Amelia, Holt, NE. Parents: Charles & Lora (Kelly) Hale. Family moved to Cedar Rapids in 1916. 1930 grad. of Cedar Rapids HS. 8 Oct 1932: Married Wesley Carlson at Fullerton, NE. They farmed east of Cedar Rapids. She died Mon., 4 Jun 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Thurs., United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial in Main Cemetery at Belgrade, NE. Survivors: 2 daughters, 3 sons, 13 gch., 22 g-gch. Predeceased by her husband; a son Darwin (1993); a g-gch.; 3 brothers - Everett, Harold and Homer Hale; 2 sisters - Hazel Schoolcraft & Iva Farmer.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 6 June 2001
Darlene J. LIMBAUGH, 78

Born 3 Mar 1923 Boone County, NE. Parents: Guy Z. & Edna (Darling) Quiter. 1942 grad. of Albion HS. 24 Sep 1942: Married Thomas Limbaugh at West Point, NE. They lived in Omaha until 1950; moved to Broken Bow, NE. She worked for Custer Co. Sheriff's Dept. Darlene died Tues., 5 Jun 2001 at Broken Bow. Graveside service will be Fri. at Broken Bow Cemetery. Arrangements by Govier Bros. Mortuary. Survivors: Her husband, a daughter, 2 gch., 1 g-gch.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 8 Jun 2001
Roy G. CUMMING, 91

Born 25 Oct 1909 in Platte Co., NE. Parents: James & Mary Ann (Moody) Cumming. 1928 grad. of St. Edward HS. 20 Sep 1933: Married Esther Olson at St. Edward, NE. They farmed in Platte County. 1970: They moved to St. Edward, NE. Esther died 8 Mar 1990. Roy died Wed., 6 Jun 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Fri., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Sat., United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors: A son, 2 daughters, 9 gch., 12 g-gch.; 2 sisters. Predeceased by his wife; a sister - Ethel; 5 brothers - Gilbert, Robert, Orville, Earl & Leonard.

Note: See 1920 Fed. Census NE ED201 p2a D115 F114: Woodville Twp, Platte, NE (w/p).

Columbus Telegram – Tues. 12 Jun 2001; Grand Island Independent - Wed. 13 Jun 2001
Wesley Eugene CHRISTENSEN Sr., 66

Born 19 Oct 1934 near Lindsay, NE. Parents: Peter & Emma (Krogh) Christensen. Attended school in Platte & Boone Counties. 1951 grad. of Newman Grove HS. Served in US Army. 16 Aug 1955: Married at Newman Grove, NE; they farmed near Lindsay, NE. 1972: He moved to St. Edward, NE. 26 Nov 1973: Married a second time, at Albion, NE. Truck driver, owner of bar & grill. He died Sun., 10 Jun 2001 at hospital in Omaha, NE. Visitation: Wed., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Thurs., Faith Lutheran Church, St. Edward. Burial: Rosenborg Cemetery near Lindsay, NE.Survivors: His wife, 2 sons, 4 daughters, a stepson, 4 step daughters, 24 gch., 5 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by his parents; son Paul David Christensen; stepson Rick Lee Zabka.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent - Wed. 20 Jun 2001
Joseph D. CAMP, 87

Born 20 May 1916, Elgin, NE. Parents: Arthur & Elizabeth (Kent) Camp. WW II: US Army (Europe). 31 Dec 1946: Married Clara Hovelsrud at Madison, NE. They lived "in the Elgin-Petersburg area". Moved to Franklin, NE and then to Cambridge, NE. Heavy equipment operator. Moved to Lincoln for 18 years prior to moving to Albion, NE. Following wife's death, he moved to Omaha, NE where he died Sun., 17 Ju 2001. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Fri., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Petersburg. Survivors: 4 nieces & a nephew. Predeceased by his wife, his parents, a brother Lawrence Camp and a sister Helen Beelart.

Note: Wife died 28 Jun 1998.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Wed. 27 Jun 2001
Frances Roberta WESTMORE, 87

Born 12 Nov 1913, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Robert & Alice Blanche (Abrahamson) Westmore. Attended St. Edward HS. 13 Mar 1937: "... married Ervin Charles (Hermsmeier) Westmore, her foster brother, ...". They lived on Abrahamson homestead near St. Edward. Ervin died 4 Feb 1994. Frances died Mon. 25 Jun 2001 at St. Edward. Visitation: Today, Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Thurs., Palestine Baptist Church, St. Edward. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: A daughter, a son, 6 gch., 3 g-gch. Predeceased by her husband & her parents.

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Grand Island Independent - Fri. 6 Jul 2001

Ivor E. "Bud" Francis Jr., 58

Born 22 Sep 1942, near St. Edward, NE. 1960 grad. of St. Edward HS. 26 Aug 1968: Married at Genoa, NE. Farmer, business owner. Died Wed. 4 Jul 2001 at Genoa, NE. Visitation: Sun. at Methodist Church, Genoa. Burial: private. Arrangements: Anson Funeral Home, Genoa. Survivors: His wife, 6 daughters, 3 gch.; a brother & 2 sisters. Predeceased by his parents & a brother Richard.

Grand Island Independent  -  Sat. 7 Jul 2001

Helen MORRIS, 69

Born 20 Jan 1932, Boone Co., NE. Parents: George D. Zabka & Josie M. Libra. Grad. Albion HS. 7 Jun 1954: Married Charles F. Morris, at Albion, NE.  "She worked at the hospital for 44 years, retiring April 21, 2001." Died Wed., 4 Jul 2001, at Omaha, Douglas, NE. Service Fri., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: A daughter, 3 gch.; 2 sisters, 2 brothers. Predeceased by her husband; 3 brothers - George Jr., Marvin & Raymond Zabka; a sister Angu Fulsaas, a grandson.

Columbus Telegram - Tues. 10 Jul 2001; Grand Island Independent - Wed. 11 Jul 2001
Melvin Leroy LEVANDER, 79

Born 6 Jun 1922, Sutton, NE. Parents: William Levander & Ada Johnson. 1940 grad. Sutton HS. WW II: US Army. 30 Sep 1948: Married Lyla at Lincoln, NE. 1949 grad. St. Louis College of Mortuary Science. They lived in Nebraska and South Dakota. Aug 1956: Moved to Albion, NE. Owner of furniture store, mortuary. Died Sat., 7 Jul 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed., United Methodist Church. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His wife, 4 daughters, a son, 14 gch.; a brother and sister-in-law. Predeceased by 2 brothers - Orville & Robert; 2 infant sisters.

Columbus Telegram - Fri. 13 Jul 2001
L. Robert GETZFRID, 74

Born 8 May 1927, Albion, NE. Farmer. 1956: Moved with his family to southern California where he worked for McDonnell-Douglas. 1992: He moved to Spring Valley Lake, CA; later moved to Victorville, CA. Robert died Wed., 11 Jul 2001 at Victorville, CA. Service: Today, Victor Valley Mortuary Victorville. Burial at St. Edward, at future date. Survivors: A son, a daughter, 3 gch. Memorials: Elks, 14041 Hesperia Road, Victorville, CA, 92392.

Columbus Telegram - Sat. 14 Jul 2001
Violet Helen PETERSON, 92

Born 7 Feb 1909, Barnes, KS. Parents: Ernest & Alma (Spreen) Wichman. Attended school in KS. 27 Dec 1930: Married Edward L. Peterson at Center (NE?). They farmed near Cedar Rapids, NE. 1980: They moved to Columbus, NE. She died Thurs., 12 Jul 2001 at Beverly Healthcare, Columbus, NE. Visitation: Today, Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Mon., United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Sunset Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, 5 gch., 6 g-gch; a sister in KS. Predeceased by her husband 20 Aug 1984; her parents, 5 brothers & 3 sisters. Memorials to the church.

Columbus Telegram - Wed. 18 Jul 2001
Dwayne A. JOHNSON, 67

Born 26 Sep 1933, Bradish, NE. Parents: Arthur & Myrtle (Hankla) Johnson. 1951 grad. of Newman Grove HS. Served in US Army. 6 May 1956: Married at Lindsay, NE. They dairy farmed north of Newman Grove. He died Tues., 17 July 2001 at hospital in Omaha, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Newman Grove Memorial Funeral Home. Service: Fri., Holy Family Catholic Church, Lindsay, NE. Burial at Hope Cemetery, Newman Grove, NE. Survivors: His wife, 4 sons, 13 gch.; his mother-in-law. Predeceased by his parents & his father-in-law Edwin Johnston.

Note: See Lindsay, Nebraska 1888-1988 p68 (E&K Johnston).

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent - Fri. 20 Jul 2001
Frank Xavier HOFFMEISTER, 71

Born 2 Nov 1929, Petersburg, NE. Parents: Frank Xavier II & Christina (Baumgardner) Hoffmeister. 18 Aug 1955: Married Merna Alice Yount at Omaha, NE. They lived a year in Omaha, and then a year in Genoa. 1957: Moved to St. Edward, NE. Merna died 10 May 1993. 2 Sep 1995: He married a second time, at Grand Island, NE. Frank died Wed., 18 Jul 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Miller-Levander Funeral Home in St. Edward. Service: Mon., United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward. Survivors: His second wife, a son, a daughter, 6 gch.; a step-daughter, 4 step-sons, 14 step-gch., 7 step-ggch.; a brother, 2 sisters. Predeceased by his first wife; his parents, an infant daughter Beverly Jo.

Columbus Telegram - Mon. 23 Jul 2001
Margaret FLOOD, 88

Born 22 Dec 1912, north of Bradish, NE. Parents: Olaf & Ida (Johnson) Qualsett. 1931 grad. of Petersburg HS. Attended Augustana College in SD for 2 years. Teacher. 8 Sep 1940: Married Merlyn Flood. They lived at Newman Grove, NE. She died Sat. 21 Jul 2001 at Newman Grove. Visitation: Tues., Newman Grove Memorial Funeral Home. Service: Wed., Trinity Lutheran Church, Newman Grove. Burial at Hope Cemetery. Survivors: A son, a daughter, 4 gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her husband (1999), three brothers. Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church in Newman Grove or the Newman Grove Senior Citizens Center.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 25 Jul 2001
Virgil A. JOHNSON, 80

Born 28 Jun 1921, Newman Grove, NE. Parents: Oscar J. & Fairy Bell (Johnson) Johnson 1940 grad. of Albion HS. WW II: US Army Air Corps. 1943: Married at Williams Field, Chandler, AZ. BS, Master's & Ph.D. from UNL. Professor (retired); co-leader with John Schmidt of NE Wheat Research Team. Died Sun., 22 Jul 2001 at Lincoln, NE. Arrangements by Roper & Sons. Survivors: His wife, a daughter, 2 sons, 8 gch., 1 g-gch.; a brother, 3 sisters. Predeceased by daughter - Leslie; 3 brothers - Harlan, Floyd & Noah Johnson.

Columbus Telegram - Mon. 30 Jul 2001; Grand Island Independent - Tues. 31 Jul 2001
Ivan J. WALLICK, 91

Born 1 Jun 1910, Albion, NE. Parents: James & Nellie (Munsinger) Wallick. Attended schools in Albion, NE. 3 Jun 1931: Married Merle Choat at Columbus, NE. They farmed east of Albion. Merle died 13 Nov 1994. Ivan married again 17 Dec 1996 at Albion. They lived on the farm. He died Sat., 28 Jul 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home , Albion. Service: Wed., United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His second wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 16 gch., 3 step-gch., 39 g-gch., 10 step-g-gch.; a daughter-in-law, a step-daughter; a brother, a sister. Predeceased by his first wife, his parents, son Loran Wallick, son-in-law Raymond Klopnieski; 2 brothers - Clarence & Raymond (infant) Wallick.

Columbus Telegram – Tues. 31 Jul 2001
Merle G. FURR, 82

Born 8 May 1919, Loretto, NE. Parents: Guy & Cora (Kruse) Townsend. Bookkeeper. Lived in Columbus, NE; then moved in Nov 1995 to Bella Vista, Arkansas. She died there 17 Jul 2001. Memorial service: 13 Aug 2001 at Akron Presbyterian Church near Albion, NE. Arrangements: Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Bentonville, Ark. Survivors: A daughter, a son, 3 gch.; a brother & sister. Predeceased by her parents.

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Grand Island Independent / Sun. 5 Aug 2001
Thelma Louise COOK, 87
Born 22 Apr 1914 near Belgrade, NE. Parents: Mark & Christine (Thieschaefer) Schoening. Grad. of Belgrade HS. Teacher. 30 Jun 1936: Married William J. Cook at her parents home. They lived in Albion, NE. She died Thurs., 2 Aug 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Mon., United Church of Christ, Albion. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, Survivors: Her husband, 2 sons, 2 gch., 3 step-gch., 1 g-gch. Predeceased by brother Raymon Schoening and sister Lorene Scott.

Notes: See 1920 Fed. Census Belgrade Village, Timber Creek Twp., Nance, NE ED173 p10A D207 F215 (w/p); 1930 Fed. Census Belgrade Village, Timber Creek Twp., Nance, NE ED63-13 p1b D23 F23 (w/p); Nance Co., NE Marriage Record Bk 6 p203. Also - 8 May 2002: Grand Island Independent obit of husband

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 10 Aug 2001

Elsie A. BELGUM , 100

Born 11 Aug 1900, Boone Co., NE. Parents: John A. Anderson & Selma C. Carlstrom. 8 Jun 1921: Married Eli Belgum near Albion, NE. They farmed his parents homestead near Petersburg, NE. 1957: Moved to Albion. Eli died 17 Mar 1975. Mrs. Belgum died Tues. 7 Aug 2001 at Newman Grove, NE. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Sat., Immanuel-Zion Lutheran Church near Albion. Burial in parish cemetery. Survivors: a sister. Predeceased by her husband; 3 brothers - Carl, Oscar & Paul Anderson; 5 sisters - Emily, Pearl & Anna Anderson, Ellen Jacobson & Esther Peterson.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent - Fri. 10 Aug 2001

Walter GOETZINGER, 84

Born 17 Sep 1916, Stacyville, IA. Parents: William Goetzinger Sr. & Catherine Hunkler. Attended school at Raeville, NE. 25 Apr 1939: Married Genevieve A. "Jane" Seier at Petersburg, NE. They farmed near Petersburg. Mr. Goetzinger died Wed., 8 Aug 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Mon., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Petersburg, NE. Burial in the church cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 3 daughters, 5 gch., 6 g-gch.; 2 brothers. Predeceased by sister Bernice Beierman.

Note: Wife died 11 Jan 2007.

 

Columbus Telegram – Sat. 11 Aug 2001; Grand Island Independent - Sun. 12 Aug 2001
Letha DoraSena KRUSE, 88

Born 16 Oct 1912, Albion, NE. Parents: Clarence & JoHannah (Christenseon) Peterson. Family went to Canada for 2 years; returned to live at Vorhees Valley near Albion, NE. 17 Jan 1934: Married Kermit Koch Kruse at Madison, NE. They farmed near Boone, NE. Kermit died 30 Jun 1976. 1977: She moved to Albion. Mrs. Kruse died Thurs, 9 Aug 2001 at Albion, Visitation: Today, Levander Funeral Home. Service: Mon., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: 3 daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, 17 gch., 20 g-gch.; 2 sisters & a brother. Predeceased by her husband, her parents; a son Ronald, a gch., 3 sisters - Edith Rojohn, Goldie Eilers & Ruby Norton; 2 brothers - Kenneth & Ivan Peterson.

Columbus Telegram – Sat. 11 Aug 2001
Myrtle O. SCHWANK, 85

Born 16 Sep 1915, Bradish, NE. Parents: Oscar & Marie (Bruland) Froistad. 28 Apr 1939: Married Edward "Bud" Schwank at Pierce, NE. They farmed south of Madison, NE. Edward died 22 Sep 1988. Mrs. Schwank died Thurs., 9 Aug 2001 at Newman Grove, NE. Visitation: Today, Ressequie Funeral Home, Madison. Service: Mon., Trinity United Methodist Church, Madison. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters, 5 gch., 7 g-gch; a sister. Predeceased by her husband, a brother, 3 sisters ad a son-in-law.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Fri. 17 Aug 2001
Ralph Joseph BORER, 79

Born 27 Jan 1922, Raeville, NE. Parents: Phillip & Bertha (Beierman) Borer. Started school at Lindsay, NE - finished his schooling through 8th grade in Boone County. Worked in Minnesota. 25 Apr 1944: Married Marie T. Simons at Petersburg. They dairy farmed in Boone County. He was participant in early kidney transplant - donated to son Ron. Retired in 1977. Custodian for Albion schools util 1987. He died Wed., 15 Aug 2001 at hospital in Omaha, NE. Visitation: Today, Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Sat., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial in parish cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 15 gch., 8 g-gch.; 3 sisters, 5 brothers. Predeceased by his parents; 2 daughters - Jo Ann (infant) & Karen; 4 sons - Cyril & Joseph (infants), Ron & Roger; a brother Maurice, & a sister Delores. Memorials: Alzheimer's Association or the Kidney Foundation.

Note: Wife died 15 Feb 2005 at Albion, NE

Grand Island Independent = Fri. 17 Aug 2001
Carroll A. KLEVE, 64

Born 6 Nov 1936 at Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Lawrence A. & Agatha C. (Scheele) Kleve. 1954 grad. of Clarks HS. UPRR brakeman. 10 Sep 1958: Married in Grand Island, NE; divorced in 1977. Empl of NE State Patrol. He died Mon., 13 Aug 2001 at Norfolk, NE. Visitation: Fri., Johnson-Stonacek Funeral Chapel, Norfolk, NE. Service: Sat., St. Mary's Catholic Church Norfolk. Burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Survivors: 3 sons, a daughter, 3 gch., 3 step-gch.; 3 sisters & 7 brothers. Predeceased by brothers Charles & Richard Kleve.

Columbus Telegram – Sat. 18 Aug 2001; Grand Island Independent - Tues., 21 Aug 2001
Mary Theresa BAUMGARTNER, 95

Born 27 Mar 1906, near Petersburg, NE. Parents: John & Anna Mary (Koch) Majerus. 26 Apr 1933: Married Joseph J. Baumgartner at Petersburg. They farmed west of town; moved into town in 1963. She died Fri. 17 Aug 2001 near Perham, MN. Service: Mon., at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Rush Lake, MN. Second service: Tues., St. John's Catholic Church, Petersburg, NE. Burial in parish cemetery. Arrangements: Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Survivors: 2 daughters, 2 sons, 25 gch., 62 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her husband (11 Mar 1970); her parents; 3 brothers - Joseph, John & Peter Majerus; a son-in-law, John Carrlson; a gch. & 2 g-gch.

Columbus Telegram – Mon. 20 Aug 2001
Betty Jean NYFFELER, 75

Born 23 Dec 1925, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: James R. & Margaret C. (Petersen) Channer. 1943 grad. of Albion HS. Teacher. LPN. 20 Nov 1949: Married Harold Nyffeler at Columbus, NE. They farmed SW of Columbus, NE. 1997: Moved to Prairie Village, Columbus, NE. She died Sat. 18 Aug 2001 at Columbus. Visitation: Today, Gass Haney Funeral Home. Service: Tues., St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Columbus, NE. Burial: Wed., Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE. Survivors: Her husband, a son, a daughter, 2 gch.; 4 brothers. Predeceased by her parents. Memorials:St. Luke's Church Building Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent - Sat. 22 Sep 2001

Samuel G. TAYLOR, 85

Born 2 Jun 1916, Linday, NE. Parents: Henry & Catherine (Connelly) Taylor. 1931: Family moved to Albion, NE. 4 Jan 1939: Married Dorothy Gietzen at Albion. WW II: US Army. Worked with brother Harold at Albion Hatchery. Bought the business. 1998: Moved to Grand Island, NE. Dorothy died 26 Dec 2000. Sam died Thurs., 20 Sep 2001 at Grand Island. Visitation: Today: Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Mon., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion, Burial in the parish cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters, a son, 5 gch., 13 g-gch. Predeceased by his wife; his parents; 2 brothers - Fran & Harold Taylor; a sister - Collette Sullivan,

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 24 Aug 2001
Francis A. ACKMAN, 71

Born 10 Apr 1930 on farm near Raeville, NE. Parents: William B. & Mary (Baumgartner) Ackman. Korean War: US Army. Sep 1961: Married. They farmed near Oakdale-Elgin, NE. Later moved to Norfolk, NE. Retired from Sherwood Medical. Married a second time. He died Sat., 18 Aug 2001 at Battle Creek, NE. Service: 1 Sep 2001 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norfolk, NE. Burial in Raeville Cemetery. Survivors: His second wife; 3 sons, a daughter, 7 gch.; 3 brothers. Predeceased by an infant son; 2 brothers.

Columbus Telegram – Sat. 25 Aug 2001
Rhonda Sue POWELL, 49

Born 26 Jul 1952, Columbus, NE. Parents: Carl & Janet (Schack) Thompson. Her parents farmed north of St. Edward, NE until 1969, moved into town. Rhonda grad. from St. Edward HS in 1970. Attended beauty college in Fremont, NE. 17 Apr 1982: Married Gary Powell at Fremont, NE. They lived north of Oakland, NE. She died Fri., 24 Aug 2001 in Omaha, NE. Service: Mon. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oakland, NE. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE. Survivors: Her husband, her father, a sister & 2 brothers. Predeceased by her mother & her grandparents - Ole & Mary Thompson, Ed & Helena Schack.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 29 Aug 2001
Francis J. "Frank" NORDHUES, 90

Born 11 Mar 1911, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Alex & Anna Nordhues. Family moved to Greeley, NE. Grad. of Sacred Heart HS. 29 Mar 1942: Married. WW II: US Army. Meat market manager. 1957: Moved to Des Moines, IA. Died Sun. 26 Aug 2001 at St. Petersburg, FL. Service: Thurs., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Greeley, NE. Burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements: TJ Finn & Sons Mortuary. Survivors: His wife, a son, a daughter; 2 brothers & 2 sisters. Predeceased bby 2 brothers - John & William; a sister - Elizabeth Scott. Memorials: Suncoast Hospice in Largo, FL.

Columbus Telegram – Fri. 31 Aug 2001
Grace L. MELLIGER, 95

Resident of Columbus, NE. Died Wed. 29 Aug 2001 at Columbus. Visitation: Tues. morning, McKown Funeral Home, Columbus. Service: Tues., Grace Episcopal Church, Columbus. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery Albion, NE.

 

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Grand Island Independent - Tues. 4 Sep 2001
Loraine Maude LIVINGSTON, 85

Born 28 Dec 1915, Elgin, NE. Parents: Will & Sarah (McKay) Totter. 1933 grad. of Elgin HS. 12 Oct 1933: Married Elmer Livingston at Bartlett, NE. They lived in Petersburg, NE. Moved to Albion, NE. Elmer died in 1980; Loraine moved to Elgin, NE until Jan 2000 when she moved back to Albion. She died Sat., 1 Sep 2001 at Albion. Service: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Petersburg. Survivors: 2 sons, a daughter, 10 gch., 20 g-gch., 5 gg-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her brother Monte.

Note: Maiden name Totten?

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 6 Sep 2001
Al J. KOSKOVICH, 78

Born 23 Dec 1922 near Petersburg, NE. Educated at St. John's Catholic Schools. WW II: US Army. Carpenter. Owned business at Elgin, NE. He died Tues., 4 Sep 2001 at Albion, NE. Service: Fri., St. John's Catholic Church, Petersburg, NE. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements: Levander Funeral Home. Survivors: 2 sisters; 2 brothers; a special friend.

Note: Obit of sister Virginia Henn published 25 Aug 2006 in Columbus Telegram.

8 Sep 2001: Grand Island Independent - Sat. 8 Sep 2001
Bess E. PRICE, 100

Born 10 Jan 1901 on farm east of Richland, NE. Parents: Jacob & Mary (Hamata) Novotny. 1905: Family moved to St. Edward, NE. 1919 grad. of St. Edward HS. 6 Oct 1920: Married at her parents home to George Price. They farmed NE of St. Edward; moved into town in 1956. George died in 1986. Bess died Thurs, 6 Sep 2001 at St. Edward. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Servivce: Mon., United Methodist-Presbyterian Church. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors: A daughter, a sons, 9 gch., 20 g-gch., 4 gg-gch. Predeceased by her husband; a daughter - Betty Kroeger (1976); a g-gch., a son-in-law - Harold Krumland (1986).

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 20 Sep 2001
Chuck SMITH, 84
Born 5 Nov 1916, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Howard & Edith (Porter) Smith. 1935 grad. of Cedar Rapids HS. RR worker. 16 Mar 1940: Married Lucille Foreman at Bartlett, NE. WWII: US Army. Feed mill worker in Albion. Trucker. Moved to Grand Island, NE. He died Mon., 17 Sep 2001 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Visitation: Fri., Kleine Funeral Home. Graveside service: Sat., Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Island, NE. Survivors: His caregivers. Predeceased by his wife (1999); 3 brothers - Richard, Bud & Robert; 2 sistrrs - Polly Husmann & Viola Walker.

Note: In wife's obit his name is given as Charles V. Smith.

Columbus Telegram – Mon. 24 Sep 2001
Leonard J. JARECKI, 78

Born 3 Mar 1923, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Charles & Josephine (Niedzwiecki) Jarecki. Attended school near Cedar Rapids, and at Newman Grove, NE. 26 Jul 1951: Married at Lindsay, NE. They farmed near Lindsay; moved to Humphrey in 2000. He died there Sun., 23 Sep 2001. Visitation: Tues., Duesman Funeral Chapel, Humphrey. Service: Wed., Holy Family Catholic Church, Lindsay, NE. Survivors: His wife, 3 daughters, 5 sons, 20 gch.; 2 sisters and a sister-in-law. Predeceased by his parents, 2 infant daughter; a brother Frank; 3 sisters - Minnie Miller, Victoria Lockard & Florence Srovich.

Columbus Telegram – Tues. 25 Sep 2001; Grand Island Independent - Wed. 26 Sep 2001
Marie Evelyn BRICKEL, 82

Born 15 Aug 1919, Boone, NE. Parents: Herb & Henrietta (Spiegel) Wilbur. Family moved to Wolbach  for a few years; returned to Albion area. 27 Nov 1935: Married Raymond William Brickel at Neligh, NE. They lived at Albion. Raymond died 18 Nov 1987. Mrs. Brickey died Sun., 23 Sep 2001 at medical center in Omaha, NE. Service: Wed. Levander Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Survivors: 3 sons, a daughter, 8 gch., 5 g-gch.; a brother. Predeceased by her husband, & her parents.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent - Fri. 28 Sep 2001

Tessa Ruth VanDeWalle

Stillborn, 24 Sep 2001, Albion, NE. Parents: Steven & Melissa VanDeWalle. Graveside service was Thurs. at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, NE. Arrangements: Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, NE. Survivors: Her parents, 3 siblings; her grandparents.

Columbus Telegram – Sat. 29 Sep 2001
C. Elizabeth ILLIAN, 92

Born 14 Jan 1909 near Primrose, NE. Parents: William Henry & Hannah Priscilla (Patterson) Illian. 1926 grad. of Albion HS. Attended Wayne State College  & Creighton University. Teacher. "From 1945 until the mid-1960s, she was co-owner with her parents of the former "Platte County Farm" which was located north of Columbus." She died Thurs., 27 Sep 2001 at Plattsmouth, NE. Visitation: Today, Gass Haney Funeral Home, Columbus, NE. Service: Mon., Federated Church, Columbus. Burial: Dublin Cemetery, Primrose, NE. Survivors: Nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her parents; brother Howard William Illian; sister Alverna Priscilla (Herschel) Hopkins. Memorials: Federated Church Landscaping Fund.


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Columbus Telegram – Fri. 12 Oct 2001
Melva THAVENET, 83

Born 17 Jan 1918, near Primrose, NE. Parents: William Harvey & Hallie Irene (Ayers) Johnson. 7 Apr 1949: Married Russell Thavenet at Colubus, NE. They lived in Boone County 7 years, then moved to Columbus, NE. Later moved to Fremont where she worked for Campbell's soup. 1980: Moved back to Columbus, NE. She died there Wed. 10 Oct 2001. Service: Sat., First United Methodist Church, Columbus. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE. Arrangements: Gass Haney Funeral Home, Columbus, NE. Survivors: Her husband; her sister. Predeceased by her parents, and 2 brothers - Orville & John Johnson.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Sat. 13 Oct 2001
Neva M. ROBINSON, 95

Born 7 Sep 1906, Ainsworth, NE. Parents: John N. & Malinda (Seymour) Atteberry. Grad. of Atkinson HS. Grad. of Chadron State College. Teacher. 12 Jan 1929: Married Bilse James Robinson at Randolph, NE. Mr. Robinson died in 1973. Mrs. Robinson died Thurs., 11 Oct 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Today, Levander Funeral Home. Service: Mon., United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons, 6 gch., 2 g-gch. Predeceased by her husband, her parents; 6 sisters - Florence Kari, Ruby Hoefer, Loudean Waitman, Unadale Peltz, Margie Stubsted & Velma Louise Atteberry (infant).

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Tues. 16 Oct 2001
Marvin SCHADEMANN, 67

Born 3 Apr 1934, Primrose, NE. Parents: Johann & Margaret (Cegavske) Schademann. Retired from NPPD. Resident of Geneva, NE. Died Sun. 14 Oct 2001 at Fairmont, NE. Memorial service: Thurs., United Methodist Church, Geneva. Private burial. Survivors: His wife, 2 sons, 2 gch.; a brother. Memorials: Geneva Volunteer Fire Department or Geneva Rescue Unit.

Columbus Telegram obit – Mon. 22 Oct 2001
Nadiene M. PHILMALEE, 76

Born 18 Sep 1925, Petersburg, NE. Parents: Fred & Nellie (Livingston) Gragert. Grad. of Petersburg HS. 16 Jun 1943: Married Clarence R. Philmalee at Petersburg. They lived on a farm near Loretto, NE. 1957: Moved to North Bend, NE. She died Fri., 19 Oct 2001 at Fremont Area Medical Center. Visitation: Today, Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend. Service: Tues., St. Peter Lutheran Church, North Bend. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Survivors: 3 daughters, 9 gch., 9 g-gch.; 2 sisters and 4 sistersin-law. Predeceased by her parents; her husband (24 Apr 1997); 3 brothers - Kenneth, Harold & Arnold Gragert. Memorials: St. Peter Lutheran Church, North Bend, NE.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Wed. 24 Oct 2001
Floyd Leroy JAMES, 88

Born 17 Sep 1913, Tilden, NE. Parents: William Porter & Lorilla Mae (Bohmer) James.  Attended school in Antelope County NE. 13 Jul 1938: Married Fern Wadington at Fullerton, NE. They farmed in Madison, & Antelope Counties, NE; near Logan, IA. 1954: Moved to St. Edward, NE. He died Sun., 21 Oct 2001 at hospital in Lincoln, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Fri., United Methodist Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Private burial. Survivors: 2 daughters, 5 gch., 6 g-gch.; 2 sisters, 5 brothers. Predeceased by his parents; his ex-wife Fern (1991); daughter Kathleen Elinor James; 2 brothers - Hanley George & Henry Porter James; a sister Jeannie Sandquist.

Columbus Telegram - Fri. 26 Oct 2001; Grand Island Independent - Sat. 27 Oct 2001

Kenneth G. BOLIN, 80

Born 9 Sep 1921, Shenandoah, IA. Parents: Charles J. & Auda Z. (Bloom) Bolin. Abt. 1927: Family moved to Albion, NE. 1940 grad. of Phoenix HS in AZ. WW II: US Marine Corps. Returned to Albion & worked as mechanic. 2 Dec 1951: Married at Albion. Farmer, postal carrier. He died Wed., 24 Oct 2001 at Albion. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Mon. United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: His wife, 4 sons, a daughter; 16 gch.; 2 brothers, a sister-in-law. Predeceased by his brother Harold & 2 infant brothers - Darrel & Bobby.

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Grand Island Independent - Sun. 4 Nov 2001
George Homer WILLARD, 84

Born 10 Feb 1917, Columbus, NE. Parents: George Paul & Elsie (Merrell) Willard. Attended school in Boone County. 1934 grad. of Albion HS. 14 Aug 1940: Married at Columbus, NE. They farmed S of Albion. He died Fri., 2 Nov 2001 on his farm, during harvest. Service: Tues., United Methodist Church, Albon, NE. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE. Survivors: His wife, 3 daughters, 2 sons, 15 gch., 16 g-gch.; 2 sisters & a brother.
Note: See Boone County History, 1871-1985 p668 Family 773

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 8 Nov 2001
Arthur A. BUNTGEN, 86

Born 9 Nov 1914, Butler Co., NE. Parents: Tony  & Laura (Haynes) Buntgen. Farmily moved to farm near Albion, NE. 20 Mar 1940: Married Edith Dahlstedt at Columbus, NE. They farmed in Platte County, SW of Newman Grove, NE. Edith died 2 Jan 1993. Arthur died Tues., 6 Nov 2001 at Newman Grove, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Service: Fri., Salem Lutheran Church (rural St. Edward). Burial in the parish cemetery. Survivors: A daughter & her family.

Columbus Telegram obit – Sun. 11 Nov 2001
Carol J. SHEPHERD, 47

Born 22 Oct 1954, Schuyler, NE. Parents: Emerson R. & Gloria B. Kaspar. 1973 grad. of St. Edward HS. 17 Aug 1985: Married Kirk Shepherd at Riverton, WY. Resident of Rawlins, WY. She died there Thurs., 8 Nov 2001. Visitation: Mon., Rostad Mortuary Chapel. Service: Tues., St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors: Her husband, 2 children; her parents; 5 siblings. Predeceased by her grandparents. Memorials: St. Vincent De Paul Society.

Columbus Telegram – Mon. 12 Nov 2001
Harvey L. LARSON, 77

Born 21 Apr 1924, Platte Co., NE. 1942 grad. of Newman Grove HS. Farmer. Resident of St. Edward, NE. Died Fri., 9 Nov 2001 at UN Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Visitation: Tues., Newman Grove Memorial Funeral Home. Service: Wed., Looking Glass United Methodist Church near Lindsay, NE. Burial: Looking Glass Cemetery (Platte Co., NE). Survivors: His wife, four daughters; 2 sisters & a brother. Predeceased by his parents (not identified), 5 brothers & 2 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 13 Nov 2001

Leo E. MODELSKI, 73

Born 1 Jun 1928, St. Edward, NE. Parents: John & Victoria (Siedlyk) Modelski. Three tours with US Army (Korea & Vietnam). Employee of US Postal Service. 1979: Married Barbara Mortensen. Leo died Sat. 10 Nov 2001 at Grand Island Veterans Home. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE. Arrangements: Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. Survivors: His wife, a daughter, 2 step-daughters, step-gch & g-gch.; a brother & a sister. Predeceased by 3 sisters - Dorothy Helen & Minnie; 4 brothers - Virgil, Mike, Eddie & John.

Note: Wife's obit 20 May 2010 in GI Independent.

Columbus Telegram – Tues. 20 Nov 2001; Grand Island Independent - Wed. 21 Nov 2001
Leonard Joseph SCHOLL, 88

Born 19 Feb 1913 on farm near Raeville, NE. Parents: Henry & Mary (Kotte) Scholl. 1935: He moved to Idaho for a year; then lived at Humphrey, NE. 1940: Moved to farm east of Petersburg, NE. Jun 1937: Married Cecilia Veik at Humphrey, NE. She died in 1947. 11 Nov 1957: Married a second time, at Columbus, NE. Mr. Scholl died Sun., 18 Nov 2001 at hospital in Norfolk, NE. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Fri., St. John's Catholic Church, Petersburg. Burial in parish cemetery. Survivors: His second wife, 6 children, 20 gch., 11 g-gch., 2 gg-gch.; a brother and 2 sisters. Predeceased by his first wife; his parents; a daughter Lenoa; a sister Agatha; 3 brothers - Leo, Wilbert & Raymond Scholl.

Columbus Telegram (death notice) – Tues. 20 Nov 2001; Grand Island Independent - Wed. 21 Nov 2001
Billy R. "Tub" WELCH, 20

Born 4 Feb 1981, Cambridge, NE. Parents: Jerry Bagwell Welch & Fairy (Bishop) Welch. Resident of St. Edward, NE. Died Mon. 19 Nov 2001 from accident near Platte Center, NE. Visitation: Fri., Miller Levander Funeral Home. Service: Sat. United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward, NE. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 30 Nov 2001
Rosella E. ANDING, 94

Born 29 Aug 1907, Madison Co., NE. Parents: Charles & Ellen (Reigle) Anding. 1918: Family moved to farm in Boone Co., NE. 1928: Rosella was housekeeper for her brothers on the farm. 1936: CA. 1939: Returned to NE - lived in Lincoln & then in Norfolk, NE. 1949: Returned to being housekeeper for brother on farm in Boone Co., NE. 1983: Moved to Albion, where she died Wed., 28 Nov 2001. Service: Sat., Immanuel-Zion Lutheran Church near Albion. Burial in Fairview Cemetery at Madison, NE. Survivors: Nieces & nephews. Predeceased by a sister Viola; 3 brothers - Leroy, Lester & Guy Anding.

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Grand Island Independent - Sun. 2 Dec 2001
Linda Ann "Nanny" MAHONEY, 33

Born 24 Apr 1968. Parents: Gene & Caryl (French) Mahoney. Died Sat. 1 Dec 2001 at Primrose, NE. Visitation: Sun., Solce-Scheef Mortuary, Spalding, NE. Service: Mon. St. Michael's Catholic Church, Spalding. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Primrose, NE. Survivors: Her parents, 4 sisters, 1 brother; 11 nieces & nephews.

Note: Mother's obit published 27 May 2005 in GI Independent.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 3 Dec 2001
Walter Francis FREY, 84
Born 24 Dec 1916 on farm west of Albion, NE. Parents: Henry & Anna (Miller) Frey. 1935 grad. of Albion HS. Farmer. WW II: US Navy. 25 Aug 1947: Married Marjorie Nearhood at Cedar Rapids, NE. They farmed west of Albion. Weather observer. He died Sat. 1 Dec 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial in the church cemetery. Survivors: 4 sons, a daughter, 18 gch., 4 g-gch.; 3 sisters. Predeceased by his wife, and a brother Harold.

Note: See Boone County History, 1871-1985 p398 Family 197. Wife's obit published 10 Nov 1999 in GI Independent.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Mon. 10 Dec 2001
Beulah V. HOWELL, 91

Born 1 May 1910 on farm in West Hill neighborhood of Platte Co., NE. Parents: Dave & Dollie (Johnson) Hinkle. Family moved near St. Edward. 1920: They moved to Wheeler Co., NE. Attended Cotner College in CO, Wayne State in NE, and UN. Teacher. 23 Jul 1934: Married Ray D. Howell at Neligh, NE. They lived west of Loretto, NE; later moved into town. Mr. Howell died 1976. Mrs. Howell died Sat. 8 Dec 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Today, Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., Loretto United Methodist Church. Burial at Akron Cemetery. Survivors: Two sons, 6 gch.; ... a brother & a sister. Predeceased by her parents & 5 brothers - Floyd, Ethan, Leonard, Glenn & Dwight Hinkle.

Note: See 1920 Fed. Census NE ED201 p10a D78 F77: Woodville Twp, Platte, NE (w/p).

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent – Mon. 10 Dec 2001
Raymond George THIEMAN, 83

Born 15 Nov 1918 on farm southeast of Petersburg, NE. Parents: Theodore & Julia (Dingwerth) Thieman. 14 May 1940: Married Dolores Thiem at Petersburg. They farmed in the area. Mrs. Thieman died in Oct 1981. Mr. Thieman died Saturday 8 Dec 2001 at Albion, NE. Service: Tues., United Church of Christ in Albion. Burial: St. John's Cemetery, Petersburg, NE. Arrangements: Levander Funerral Home, Albion, NE. Survivors: 7 children, 23 gch., 27 g-gch.; a brother. Predeceased by his wife, his parents, 2 sisters - Alvina Arends & Clara Thieman.

Columbus Telegram – Tues. 11 Dec 2001; Grand Island Independent - Wed. 12 Dec 2001
Norman Joseph REARDON, 69

Born 14 Feb 1932, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Bernard & Florence (Hoadley) Reardon. 1949 grad. of St. Edward Public School. 1952-54: US Army. 11 Aug 1952: Married at Albion, NE. They lived at St. Edward. Farmer, mechanic mail carrier. He died Sun., 9 Dec 2001 at Albion. Visitation: Today, Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Wed., United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial: St. Edward Catholic Cemetery. Survivors: His wife, 8 children, 28 gch., 3 g-gch.; 2 brothers & a sister. Predeceased by his parents, and 2 brothers - Dan & Bill Reardon.

Columbus Telegram – Tues. 11 Dec 2001; Grand Island Independent - Wed. 12 Dec 2001
Katherine Eileen SCHOLL, 84

Born 17 Feb 1917, west of Loretto, NE. Parents: Edward C. & Mary (Powers) Kelley. 1934 grad. of Albion HS. Took Normal Training, taught in Boone Co. 1942: Moved to Albion with her mother. 11 Nov 1957: Married Leonard Scholl at Columbus, NE. They lived on farm east of Petersburg, NE. Mr. School died 18 Nov 2001 (above). Mrs. School died Sun., 9 Dec 2001 at hospital in Omaha, NE. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Service: Thurs., St. John's Catholic Church, Petersburg. Burial at parish cemetery. Survivors: Six children, 20 gch., 12 g-gch., 2 gg-gch. Predeceased by her husband; her parents; 5 brothers - Patrick, Robert, Edward, James & Leonard Kelley.

Columbus Telegram & Grand Island Independent - Wed. 26 Dec 2001

Helen M. HARE, 91

Born: 20 Jan 1909, Humphrey, NE. Parents: Charles Schroeder & Minnie Fisher. 1926 grad. of Albion HS. 6 Apr 1926: Married Irvin A. Hare at Council Bluffs, IA. Worked as a retail clerk, bookkeeper and cook. Died Mon. 24 Dec 2001 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Wed. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service Thurs. at First United Methodist Church. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: 1 son, 1 daughter, 6 gch., 8 g-gch. Precedeased by her spouse, 2 brothers - Harold & Walter; a sister - Viola Dodge. 

Columbus Telegram – Sun. 30 Dec 2001
Judy Sue LINNERSON, 62

Born 2 Dec 1939, St. Edward, NE. Parents: Donnell & Philus (Slifer) Phillips. 1957 grad. of St. Edward Public School; attended summer sessions at Wayne State. Teacher. 25 Jan 1959: Married Nick Linnerson Jr. at St. Edward. They lived around St. Edward and Genoa, NE. She worked for Genoa Leader Times. She died Thurs. 27 Dec 2001 at Madonna Rehabilitation Center, Lincoln, NE. Visitation: Today, Hasch-Patrick Funeral Home in Genoa. Service: Mon., Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbus, NE. Burial at West Hill Cemetery (Platte County, NE). Survivors: Her husband, a son, 3 daughters, 7 gch.; her mother, 2 sisters. Predeceased by her father, and a brother Dale Phillips.

Note: Mother died 13 Sep 2004 at St. Edward, NE.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 31 Dec 2001
Genevieve P. HUBBARD, 90

Born 10 Apr 1911, Petersburg, NE. Parents: Charles & Ida (Jochum) Bode. Raised at Raeville, NE. 13 Aug 1929: Married Joseph Riecks at Petersburg, NE. They lived in Sutherland; moved to Lexington in 1939. In 1944, married Morace Hubbard. They lived in Elm Creek-Overton area until 1950's, moved to Kearney, NE.Genevieve was a seamstress, an employee of Kearney AB, a creamery manager. She died Thurs., 27 Dec 2001 at Kearney, NE. Visitation: Tues., O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home, Kearney. Service: Wed., Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Kearney. Burial in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Elm Creek, NE. Survivors: 3 sons, 2 daughters; 3 step-sons; 6 brothers, 2 sisters. Predeceased by both husbands, a brother, an infant sister, a step-gch. Memorials: Mt. Carmel Home Alzheimer's Unit or the church.

 

 


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