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MEYERS, Mildred L., 80, Kearney, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Good Samaritan Home in Ravenna
Services: Wednesday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials to Kearney Catholic High School Foundation or Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Born Feb. 21, 1922, in Kearney
Parents: Henry and Bertha (Patterson) SCHLATTMANN
Grew up in the Ravenna area, attended school in Poole, graduated from Pleasanton High School, 1940
Moved to Washington, D.C.; worked as a secretary for the U. S. Army. Married: June 6, 1945, to LaVern Meyers; farmed north of Kearney until 1963; lived in Minnesota, then in Kansas City until 1978; returned to Kearney. Her husband died in 1990
Activities: member of the church in Kearney; enjoyed gardening, drying flowers and spending time with family
Survivors include: son, Gary of Kearney; daughters, Connie and Donna, both of Portland, Ore., and Debbie of Torrance, Calif.; brothers, Dale Schlattmann of Lincoln and Henry Schlattmann and Eugene Schlattmann, both of Kearney; sisters, Maxine Roberts of Lincoln, Rose Mortiz of Omaha and Fern Majer of Ravenna; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren
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STUTHEIT, Freda A., 90, of Kearney died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Prairie View Gardens
Services: Monday at First Lutheran Church, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials to the Bernhard Stutheit Scholarship fund at the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Born June 28, 1912, on the family farm near Burr
Parents: William and Hilda (Rosener) SCHULTE
Attended Sanders Creek rural school
Married: June 10, 1934 to Bernhard Stutheit; lived in Holstein, Pickerell and Stapleton; moved to Kearney, 1943.
Employment: sales clerk at Gregerson's Jewelry, then at the Kearney State College Bookstore for 20 years; retired in 1980.
Husband died Jan. 11, 1978
Activities: member of the church since 1943; sang in the choir and participated in many of the church women's groups; active in the church Bible study group, helped serve at the Jubilee Center for years; a member of the college faculty wives; enjoyed knitting, bridge, traveling, oil painting and gardening
Survivors include: son, David of Vancouver, Wash.; daughters, Lorna Johnson of Beatrice and Martia Ohme of Gig Harbor, Wash.; sisters, Alma Parrish and Ruth Mayo both of Kearney; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by husband, two brothers and a sister
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LAUE, John L., Jr., 83, of 323 W. 14th St., Kearney, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759, American Legion Post 52 and the Kearney National Guard Unit
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials to Press-On Ministry.
Born Aug. 16, 1919, in Kearney
Parents: John and Verda (Norton) Laue Sr.
Education: in rural Kearney County
Military: U. S. Army, 1942-1945 in the European Theater.
Moved to Kearney, worked for Fox Produce, Fairmont Creamery and General Telephone Co.
Married: May 15, 1946, to D. Violet Covert in Phillipsburg, Kan.
Activities: member of the church and the VFW Post in Kearney; enjoyed crafts and fishing.
Survivors include: wife; sons, Darrel of Bayfield, Colo., and Jerry of Kearney; daughters, Patricia Hotz of Omaha and Barbara Johnson and Rita Mortimore, both of Kearney; sister, Lavonne Chvilicek of Havre, Mont., and 10 grandchildren; Preceded in death by a daughter.
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MORGAN, Gilford "Gil", 81, of Kearney, formerly of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, in Lincoln
Services: Wednesday at Berean Church, Broken Bow
Burial: Broken Bow Cemetery, military rites by the U.S. Air Force
Mortuary: Govier Brothers, Broken Bow
Born: Jan. 31, 1922, in Cumro
Parents: Fletcher and Mary (Cherry) Morgan
Grew up on the family farm, attended rural school, graduated from Ansley High School in 1941; worked for Roy Garwood milking cows.
Military: U.S. Army Air Corps in England, 1942 - 1945
Married: May 9, 1943, to Betty Garwood in Denver
Returned to the family farm, later worked at McDuffy's Garage and for Frank Klapal as service manager; worked at Govier Brothers Mortuary, retired in 1990; moved to Kearney.
Activities: enjoyed building and tinkering, playing the organ and singing and spending time with family.
Survivors include: wife; sons, Garry of Ansley and Larry of Kearney; daughter, Twila Nelson of North Platte; sisters, Beulah Kulhanek and Gene Hanna, both of Broken Bow, Audrey Shipley of Denver and Bernice English of Sumner; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
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SANTOS, Elijio "Eli" D.T., Jr., 81, Grand Island died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at the Skilled Care Unit of St. Francis Memorial Health Center in Grand Island
Services: Wednesday, St. Mary's Cathedral, Grand Island
Burial of cremains: later
Mortuary: V Livingston-Sondermann, Grand Island
Memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Born March 16, 1921, in Derby, Texas
Parents: Elijio Sr. and Emeteria (Del Toro) Santos.
Went to school in Texas and traveled with his family as they worked in agriculture.
Married: July 30, 1949, to Carmen Herrera in Shelton; lived in Shelton, Hastings and Wood River; moved to Grand Island, 1971.
Employed by Wilson Concrete; retired in 1985.
Activities: member of the church in Grand Island; enjoyed baseball, wrestling, Husker football and spending time with family.
Survivors include: wife; sons, Joseph of Omaha, Carlos and David, both of Ashland, and Juan of Grand Island; daughters, Ramona of Grand Island and Mary of California; brothers, Trinidad and Jorge, both of Texas; sisters, Emily Guzman and Santos Maldanado, both of Texas, and Ramona Martinez of Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by a daughter, a brother and two grandchildren.
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FOSTER, Nicholas Gene, 20, Kearney, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, Faith United Church, Gibbon
Burial: Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson, Gibbon
Born May 6, 1982, in Kearney
Parents: Rick and Deborah (Dwiggins) Foster
Education: in Kearney
Employment: highway construction projects, and Herberger's in Kearney. Activities: enjoyed the outdoors, growing plants, music and spending time with family.
Survivors include: father; brother, Travis of Kearney; sister, Sonie of Provo, Utah; grandparents, Dan and Kae Dwiggins and Marlin and Doris Foster, all of Kearney; and great-grandmother, Emma Foster of Grand Island; Preceded in death by his mother.
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MOLCYK, Ben A., 77, of 526 E. 47th St., Kearney, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, First Lutheran Church, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759, American Legion Post 52 and the National Guard Unit of Kearney
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials to the church
Born Nov. 25, 1925, in Lindsay
Parents: Andrew and Veronica (Swantek) Molcyk
Grew up in Lindsay; graduated from Genoa High School, 1943
Military: U. S. Army during the Korean War, corporal in the military police
Married: Oct. 25, 1952 to Leora Sasse in Lincoln.
Worked on the family farm for six years; member of the Nebraska State Patrol, 1949-1962; moved to Kearney. 1962; was a claims adjuster for Shelter Insurance for 29 years, retired in 1991.
Activities: member of the church and of Prairie Hills Golf Club; enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, boating, golfing, bowling and woodworking
Survivors include: wife; son, Robert of McCook; daughters, Kathryn Sweeney of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Barbara Voigt of Kearney; brother, Irvin of Melrose, Fla.; sisters, Cecila Tworek of Long Beach, Calif., and Rose of Lindsay; and seven grandchildren; Preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
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LEAL, Debbie Roper, 47, Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of the Kearney, Neb., area, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, in Albuquerque
Memorial services: Feb. 12, First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Born: Aug. 4, 1955, Loup City, Neb.
Parents: Dana and Betty (Crosley) MILLS
Graduated from Kearney High School, 1973; attended and graduated from nursing school.
Married: Nov. 7, 1975, to Tim Roper. After his death in 1995, she moved to Albuquerque.
Married: July 1996, to Lee Leal
Activities: enjoyed spending time with family
Survivors include: her husband; son, Ryan Roper, Kearney; daughter, Missy Onate, Gibbon; mother, Betty Skiles, Kearney; brother, Dave Mills of Lockwood, Mo.; sisters, Sharon Beezley of Kearney and Jeanne Mathews of Lewisville, Texas; and a granddaughter; Preceded in death by her first husband, father and her stepfather.
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MILKS, Alvin H. "Al" Sr., 75, Alliance, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Box Butte Hospital
No services; body was cremated
Born: March 12, 1927, at Springfield
Parents: Glen and Martha (Nicholson) Milks
Grew up in Sarpy County; attended Springfield High School.
Married: April 22, 1951 to Doris Schance, in Alliance
Lived in Springfield until 1971; Ravenna, 1971-1975; then Alliance
Employment: retired from Burlington-Northern Engineer
Activities: member of St. John's Lutheran Church
Survivors include: his wife, Doris (Schance) Milks; a son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Debbie Milks of Springfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Carl Mayhew of Grand Island and Betty and Dan Hanks of Fredricksburg, Va.; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Marilyn Milks of Springfield and Glen and Lois Milks of Shelton, five grandchildren, Justin Mayhew of Alliance, Nowell Milks of Omaha, Vonn Milks of Lincoln, David Mayhew of Grand Island and Gavin Milks of Kearney; Preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Fred Glesmann, and a granddaughter, Beth Mayhew.
Grand Island Independent 18 January, 2003

RUMPH, Elizabeth Ann "Betty", 73, Casper Wyo., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at the Central Wyoming Hospice Home
Services: Thursday, Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Casper
Born May 7, 1929, at Ravenna
Parents: Charles A. and Selma A. (Moss) CHIZEK
Survivors include: husband, Dan; three daughters, Sandra Grim-White of Irvine, Calif., Sonja Grim of Casper and Sharon Davies of Glenrock, Wyo.; two sons, Leonard Grim Jr. of Canyon Country, Calif., and Charles Grim of Alpine, Wyo.; and a sister, Mary Ann Schomburg of Gibbon
Grand Island Independent 28 January, 2003

BACKSTROM, L. Margaretta, 87, Norman, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at her grandson's home in Kearney.
Memorial services: Feb. 15 at the Terry Backstrom home in Axtell
Mortuary: Layton, Minden
Born April 7, 1915, in Wayne
Parents: Henry and Lydia (Wright) FOLTZ
Graduated from Wayne High School; attended Wayne State College for two years
Married: Jan. 23, 1936, to Franklin Backstrom. They farmed for a short time, then moved to Omaha; moved to Alliance, then to Curtis in 1965; moved to Minden, 1985; Her husband died in 1988
Activities: enjoyed baking, making Christmas candy and spending time with family
Survivors include: sons, Foltz of Escondido, Calif., and Terry of Axtell; daughter, Pamelyn Gillespie of Norman; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, two sisters and a grandson
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MAGRUDER, Gailord "Mac", 79, of Ravenna died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Arrangements are pending with Rasmussen Mortuary in Ravenna
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SANDOVAL, J. Dolores, 83, Holdrege died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Ravenna Good Samaritan Center
Services: Monday, Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege
Mortuary: Nelson-Harris, Holdrege
Born Sept. 23, 1919, in Chihuahua, Mexico
Parents: Jesus and Dolores (Javalera) Sandoval. He grew up in Mexico
Married: 1940, to Hermila Sandoval. She died in 1943
Married: March 18, 1948, to Maria Ortega; moved to Nebraska in the early 1970s. In 1992, they moved to Holdrege. She died in November 2001
Farmed and trained and rode horses
Activities: enjoyed spending time with family.
Survivors include: sons, Hermilo of Mexico, Roy and Sergio, both of Holdrege, and Efrain of Hastings; daughters, Lola Moreno of Mexico, Lucrecia Delgado of Chicago and Luz Salgado and Rosa Jurado, both of Holdrege; three brothers; a sister, 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by two wives, and two sons
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CLARK, Earl A., 83, Kearney died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village.
Services: Thursday at Bethel United Methodist Church east of Kearney
Burial: Prairie Center Cemetery at Haven's Chapel
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials to the church
Born Sept. 6, 1919, near Kearney
Parents: Archie and Alice (Krebs) Clark
Attended Hartman School, graduated from Kearney High School, 1938
Married: May 16, 1942, to Wanola Bissell
Employment: farming until retirement, 1972; they ran Wanola's Ceramics east of Buda until 1984; in 1998, they moved to Wel-Life in Kearney; his wife died in September 2000. In 2001, he moved to St. Luke's.
Activities: longtime member of the church; served as Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher and annual conference delegate for many years; enjoyed music, singing along with favorite hymns, playing the mouth harp and playing the clarinet in high school
Survivors include: sons, Robert of Meansville, Ga., Donald of Thornton, Colo., and Richard and William, both of Kearney; daughters, Evelyn Jones of Kansas City, Mo., and Eulah Gangwish of Kearney; brother, Archie of Olympia, Wash.; sister, Carol Solomon of Kearney; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by his wife and an infant sister
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ACKERMAN, Helen J., 91, Topeka, Kansas, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at her home
Services: Friday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials to First Lutheran Church in Kearney
Born Sept. 25, 1911, in Sheridan, Wyo.
Parents: George and Ruey (Chandler) BEEZLEY
Grew up in the Nebraska Sandhills; graduated from Stapleton High School, 1930.
Married: 1932 to Alfred Pierce, who died in 1960
Attended Kearney State Teachers' College; employed at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney for eight years; worked as a supervisor cook at Youth Development Center in Kearney from 1962 until she retired in 1973.
Married: 1965, to Ervin Ackerman, who died in 1984
Activities: member of First Lutheran Church, Kearney; past member of Rebekah Lodge 12 in Kearney.
Survivors include: 11 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and stepson, Lee Ackerman; Preceded in death by her husband, two daughters and a grandson
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COLLING, Alan A., 35, Kearney, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at his home
Services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Born Aug. 29, 1967, in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Parents: Jim and Pat (Childs) Colling
Moved to Kearney, 1972; attended school in Axtell, graduated from Axtell High School, 1986; attended Kearney State College. Employment: Wal-Mart in Kearney; custodial leader at the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Activities: honorary member of the National Library of Poetry; enjoyed writing poetry, playing chess, bike riding, playing cards and hiking in the mountains
Survivors include: parents of Kearney; brothers, Rick of Laramie, Wyo., and Phil of Ravenna; sisters, Pam Buttram of Carl Junction, Mo., and Denise Perry of Axtell; and special friend, Franca Fullmer of Kearney
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DRAKE, Glenn Emerson, 93, of Broken Bow died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at his home
Services: Thursday, Broken Bow United Methodist Church
Burial: Broken Bow Cemetery
Mortuary: Govier Brothers, Broken Bow
Memorials to Custer County Hospice or Custer Care Center
Born March 23, 1909, near Almeria
Parents: John and Nora (Hess) Drake
Lived on a ranch near Almeria and moved to Bentonville, Ark., for three years; returned to Nebraska, attended school near Almeria
Married: June 28,1934, to Elizabeth Gibson in Broken Bow
Lived for several years in the Broken Bow area; moved to Idaho and farmed
During the World War II, lived in Vallejo, Calif., was a mechanic for Greyhound Bus Company; moved to Kearney, owned a trailer court; moved to Granby, Colo., to operate a motel; moved to Denver, towed mobile homes and did carpentry; returned to Broken Bow in 1982
Activities: member of the church, the Custer Center Grange and the Masonic Lodge in Commerce City, Colo.; fixed clocks, watches and sewing machines; enjoyed playing cribbage and making cribbage boards; made miniature windmills
Survivors include: wife; son, Ricky of Northglenn, Colo.; daughters, Joan Stokesberry of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Glenda Longmore of Minatare; brother, Clyde of Sargent; sisters, Myrtle Brewer of Valentine and Dorothy Pollard of Brewster; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren; Preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters
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STEVENS, Merle James, 75, Grand Island, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at his home
Services: Saturday, Gollaher Chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island
Burial: Armada Cemetery in Miller
Mortuary: Apfel-Butler-Geddes, Grand Island
Memorials to the donor's choice
Born May 3, 1927, in Grand Island
Parents: William and Florence (Burk) Stevens
Grew up in the Hershey area, attended country school
Married: June 16, 1953, to Yvonne Harris in Miller; lived in Grand Island
Worked for the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant until 1956; moved to Hastings, worked for Parkview Cemetery; returned to Grand Island, 1959; worked for the city of Grand Island for 31 years; retired in 1991
Survivors include: wife; Preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother
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NEWCOMB, Ward Crawford, 81, Chappell, formerly of Kearney, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Miller Memorial Care Center in Chappell
Services: Saturday at Chappell United Methodist Church
Burial: Chappell Cemetery with military rites
Mortuary: Holechek, Chappell
Born Aug. 23, 1921, in Kearney
Parents: Wayne and Leta (Crawford) Newcomb
Graduated from Paxton High School in 1940, and from Kearney State Teachers' College.
Military: 1942, U.S. Marine Corps and as a first lieutenant in the 6th Marine Division and, fought in the Pacific Theater; was wounded in the battle for Okinawa.
Married: Feb. 19, 1944, to Juanita Fisher in Kinston, N. C.
Taught sciences and coached basketball in Wood River from 1946 to 1947
Graduated from the University of Nebraska Dental College in 1951
They moved to Chappell where he practiced dentistry for the next 51 years
Activities: member of the Deuel County Board of Regents, the American Red Cross Home Service chairman, Miller Memorial Hospital and Rest Home board chairman, served on the Chappell Airport Authority, was appointed to the Kearney State Foundation Board and received an outstanding alumni award from Kearney State College; charter president of the Chappell Lions Club, worked with the Boy Scouts, and was appointed Deuel County health consultant and served for more than 20 years; was elected mayor of Chappell, chosen Deuel County King in 1985 and was the Selective Service representative, 1986-2002
Survivors include: his wife; sons, Ward of Hays, Kan., Tim of Laramie, Wyo., and Scott of Farmington, N.M.; sister, Anna Mae Hunnel of Kearney; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by a brother and two grandsons
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FARRITOR, Edward, 76, Ravenna, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Monday, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery, Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen, Ravenna
Born June 8, 1926, in Anselmo
Parents: Frank and Mary (McDonald) Farritor
Education: school in Anselmo
Military: U.S. Army, in Okinawa in the Pacific Theater
Married: June 5, 1950 to Vicki Graczyk in Broken Bow; lived in Broken Bow for 14 years; moved to Ravenna in 1964, owned and operated the Coast to Coast Store for 27 years, retired in 1992. His wife died Aug. 16, 2000
Activities: member of the church in Ravenna; member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which he served as president; past president of the Ravenna Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include: sons, Mike and Pat, both of Sioux Falls, S.D., Shawn of Hastings and Shane of Lincoln; daughters, Michelle Abel of Lake Jackson, Texas, Mary Clark of Ravenna and Sharon of Columbus; brothers, John of San Diego and Chuck of Clairmont, Calif.; sisters, Lenore Rourke of Lincoln, Ann Bartunek of Oakland, Calif., and Eileen Kleeb of Broken Bow; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren
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GLANZER, Ronald W. "Ron", 67, of Longmont, formerly of the North Platte and Kearney, Neb. areas, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at Longmont United Hospital
Services: Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe, Neb.
Burial of cremains: Arapahoe Cemetery
Mortuary: Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Longmont
Memorials to the Benevolence Fund of Trinity Bible College in Kursk, Russia
Born March 15, 1935, in Waterville, Kan.
Parents: George and Bertha (Riepe) Glanzer
Graduated from high school in Arapahoe
Married: May 20, 1956, to Ruth Monter in Arapahoe
Employment: former owner and manager of Cash-Wa Distributing in North Platte. He retired in 1990 and moved to Longmont
Activities: member of the Sertoma Club of Kearney and North Platte; member of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Longmont; enjoyed fishing, the mountains and wildlife of Colorado, and supporting the Bible college in Russia
Survivors include: his wife; daughters Kathy Buschman of Englewood and Cindy Snell of Olathe, Kan.; brothers, Harlan of Norfolk, Neb., and Bob of Kearney; sister, Marilyn of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and four grandchildren; Preceded in death by his parents
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POULSON, Dana, 50, rural Lexington, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at his home
Services: Tuesday, First Lutheran Church, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Chapel, Elm Creek
Born Jan. 13, 1953, in Kearney
Parents: Robert and Marietta (Walker) Poulson
Graduated from Elm Creek High School; attended Kearney State College
Married: Jan. 19, 1973, to Darlene Baxter in Lincoln
Employment: worked in farm management
Activities: enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a musician
Survivors include: daughter, Jessica of Tempe, Ariz.; his mother of Elm Creek; brothers, Steven of Omaha and James of Seattle; and sister, Karen of Parker, Colo.; Preceded in death by his father and grandparents
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ALEXANDER, George (Bud), 79, Kearney, formerly of Naper, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Naper
Burial: Baptist Cemetery on the Schock farm, military honors by Naper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8256
Memorials to Good Samaritan Hospice, Kearney
Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Meadow Grove
Parents: George and Margaret (Adams) Alexander
Graduated from Naper High School, played Legion Baseball
Military: U.S. Army military police battalion in the Philippines during World War II; earned the Rifle M1 Marksman Award, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Independence Medal
Was employed by the Nebraska State Highway Department for 20 years and then became owner of Alexander's Store in Naper
Married: May 21, 1951, to Vivian Schock of Naper
Activities: member of the church in Naper, a lifetime member of VFW Post 8256 and a member of the American Legion Post at Herrick, S.D.; was appointed to the Veterans Advisory Board by Gov. Kay Orr and served many years on the Convention Corp. for the Department of Nebraska Veterans of Foreign Wars
Survivors include: wife; daughter, Ethel White of Kearney; and four grandchildren; Preceded in death by a sister
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CHOP, Elmer, 83, Ravenna, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ravenna
Burial: Highland Cemetery in Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen, Ravenna
Born Feb. 12, 1920, in Buffalo County
Parents: James and Milada (Bauer) Chop
Graduated from Ravenna High School, 1937
Married: June 16, 1946, to Alice Schuller; lived on a farm southeast of Ravenna; moved to Ravenna in 2002
Activities: playing and watching baseball; member of the church in Ravenna and Ravenna Lions Club and served on the board of the Ravenna Clinic, ASCS board and the rural fire board.
Survivors include: wife; son, John Weight of St. Joseph, Mo.; daughters, Donna Otto and Debra, both of Lincoln; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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KEMERY, Ruth E., 95, Kearney died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center
Memorial services: Feb 17, St. James Catholic Church, Kearney
Burial of cremains: later
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Born Dec. 8, 1907, in Taylor County, Iowa
Parents: Thomas and Martha (Ginn) DUGAN
Grew up in Taylor County; graduated from high school in Bedford, Iowa; bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa; master's degree from the University of Wisconsin
Married: June 9, 1943, to Louis Erie in Maryville, Mo. He died May 4, 1962.
Employment: taught social studies in junior high for 28 years in Iowa and Phoenix.
Married: July 31, 1985, to Karl Kemery in Phoenix. He died Sept. 30, 2002. Activities: member of the church, Catholic Daughters and served on the calling committee at church; enjoyed crocheting, making hot pads and football.
Survivors include: son, Michael Erie of Montrose, Colo.; daughters, Ellen Shepherd of Phoenix and Kathleen Hartman of Telluride, Colo.; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and stepson, Charles of Kearney
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SHUBERT, Verna I., 91, Kearney, formerly of Elm Creek, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, First Christian Church, Elm Creek
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Elm Creek
Memorials: the church
Born Feb. 26, 1911, in Doniphan
Parents: George and LuLu (Stanley) COX
Childhood and education: grew up in Kearney; graduated from Kearney High School in 1929
Married: October 1929 to Clarence Shubert; lived on a farm near Elm Creek; husband died in 1980
Employment: she worked for Plectron Corp. in Overton for 7 1/2 years and at various places including the U.S. Post Office and the Beacon Observer in Elm Creek; gave piano lessons for about 10 years; had lived in Kearney since 1994
Activities: member of the church in Elm Creek, ASUR Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Christian Women Fellowship
Survivors include: her sons, Kenneth and Jack, both of Kearney, and Dean of Elm Creek; daughter, Sharon Smith of Grand Island; brother, Jerry Cox of Fairfield, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by her husband, a son and three brothers
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WIMBERLEY, Dorotha L., 95, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, in Houston
Memorial services: Tuesday, Feb. 25, First United Methodist Church, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials to the Nebraska Children's Home
Born Aug. 18, 1907, in Osceola, Iowa
Parents: to Silas and Minnie (Forney) WILSON
Graduated from high school in Grand Island, Neb.; moved to Kearney
Married: Jan. 24, 1930, to W. Stafford Wimberley in Omaha
Worked as a legal secretary; moved from Kearney to Texas, 2000
Activities: member of the church in Kearney
Survivors include: son, W. Stan of Houston; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by her husband
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OWEN, Wanda E., 84, Riverdale, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at St. Luke's Home in Kearney
Services: Thursday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary, Kearney
Burial: Stanley Cemetery in Amherst
Memorials to the American Cancer Society
Born Aug. 21, 1918, in Buffalo County
Parents: Carl and Josephine (Schukar) LABS
Attended Immanuel Lutheran School north of Amherst
Did housecleaning in the Kearney area before marriage
Married: Oct. 5, 1940, to Raymond Owen in North Platte; lived in various towns in Nebraska; moved to Amherst in the 1940s; her husband died in 1959
Employment: attended beauty school; owned and operated a beauty shop in Amherst; worked at Baldwin Filters, IGA and Sehnert's Bakery; was a bookkeeper for Swan's Furniture and then for Farmer's Union Co-op until she retired.
Lived in Riverdale for 31 years, moved to the nursing home in Kearney in 2002
Activities: a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst; enjoyed yard work, gardening, sewing, traveling and spending time with family
Survivors include: son, Raymond Jr. of Kearney; daughter, Judy Dobish of Kearney; brother, Gerhardt Labs of Amherst; sister, Viola Mueller of Lincoln; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by her husband, and two sisters
Kearney Hub 20 February, 2003

WOOD, Doris D., 88, Kearney, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Mother Hull Home
Services: Saturday, Overton United Methodist Church
Burial: Sumner Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials to the church in Overton
Born Aug. 1, 1914, in Ord
Parents: Ben and Dora (Bradt) TIMMERMAN
Graduated from Sumner High School in 1932
Lived in the Sumner/Overton area, was employed as a radio repair technician for Plectron from 1959; retired in 1974
Married: June 30, 1974, to Claude Wood in Stratton; lived north of Sumner; husband died Sept. 11, 1995, and she moved to Kearney
Activities: member of the church in Overton for more than 50 years; member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the Worthwhile Club in Overton and of the Toastmaster Club in Kearney
Survivors include: her son, James Atkinson of Kearney; daughter, Linda Warren of Auburn; brothers, Ben Timmerman Jr. of Garden City, Kan., and Don Timmerman of Santa Rosa, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by her husband, a son, a brother and a sister
Kearney Hub 20 February, 2003

IVERSON, Joan H., 74, Bassett died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Rock County Hospital in Bassett
Services: Thursday Feb 20, Bassett United Methodist Church
Burial: Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery
Mortuary: Hoch of Bassett
Memorials to the Brown County Dialysis Unit or to the church
Born March 17, 1928, in White Lake, S.D.
Parents: John and Gladys (Scott) WILLIAMS
Moved with family to Bassett when she was in fifth grade; moved to Kearney and graduated from Longfellow High School in 1946
Worked at the creamery in Kearney
Married: March 16, 1947, to Wayne Iverson in Kearney; lived at the old homestead place until 1949; moved south of Newport; moved to a ranch south of Bassett, 1961; retired and moved to Bassett in 1990.
Activities: held many offices and belonged to the Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star, Pleasant Hill Club and an extension club, was a 4-H leader of the Go-Getters and served the Eureka Valley School Board of the Arrowsmith School; financial secretary of the church in Bassett for many years; had served as a Sunday school teacher at the Newport United Methodist Church; enjoyed ceramics, cooking, sewing, gardening, flowers and spending time with family
Survivors include: husband; son, Scot of Bassett; daughters, Linda Hutton of LeMars, Iowa, Terri of St. Cloud, Minn., and Tina Franks of Blue Springs, Mo.; and seven grandchildren; Preceded in death by her parents and a grandson
Kearney Hub 22 February, 2003

LOWE, Dorothy E. "Dottie", 80, of Milpitas, California, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at her home in Milpitas
Services: Monday, Christ Community Church in Milpitas
Burial of cremains: Lincoln (Neb.) Memorial Park
Memorials to the American Cancer Society
Born Aug 23, 1922, in Chicota, Texas
Parents: A.T. and Thelma (Meadows) HOLCOMB
The family moved to Kearney in the late 1930s; lived in the old Kearney Hub building, worked for the newspaper; also worked at the snack bar at the Kearney swimming pool and park.
Graduated from Kearney High School, 1940; attended Kearney State Teachers College; was the first director of the college's student union and a 1998 recipient of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Outstanding Alumnus Award; graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1945
Married: Dec. 5, 1970, to Robert Lowe in Lincoln
Employment: worked in the fingerprinting division at the FBI during World War II; went to Germany after the war for a cross-country bike ride with her sisters. While there, she worked as a civilian employee at the U.S. 7th Army Headquarters in Stuttgart at the Army Intelligence School in Oberammergau and later the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; worked in the chancellor's office at UCLA in the 1960s and was a corporate librarian at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.
Activities: member of Christ Community Church in Milpitas, Sigma Theta Pi, Bay Area Nebraska Alumni Association, and a charter member of the Northern California Kearney State Alumni Club.
Survivors include: husband and sisters, Betty Holcomb-Keller of Lincoln and Marthella Gitlin of Lakewood Colo.
Kearney Hub 22 February, 2003

NICKEL, Orville, 88, rural Elm Creek, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at his home southwest of Elm Creek
Services: Monday, First Christian Church in Elm Creek
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Born June 4, 1914, north of Overton
Parents: John and Emma (Anderson) Nickel
Moved to the Elm Creek area, graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1931
Farmed and raised livestock with his father south of Elm Creek
Married: Nov. 21, 1942, to Avis Reiter in Norton, Kan.; farmed north of Elm Creek, then moved southwest of Elm Creek in 1946
Activities: member of the church in Elm Creek; enjoyed hunting and attending Cornhusker football games
Survivors include: wife; sons, John, Rodney and Brian, all of Elm Creek; sister, Laura Maas of Elm Creek; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by a daughter, a brother and a sister
Kearney Hub 22 February, 2003

MAURER, Ruth E., 80. of Lyons, Colo., formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at Boulder Community Hospital
Memorial services: Friday at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont
Burial of cremains: Lyons Cemetery
Memorials to the Lyons Golden Gang
Born Feb. 17, 1922, in Kearney
Parents: Dallas and Mary (Williams) HENDERSON
Married: Aug. 17, 1939, to William Maurer in Kearney. He died in 2000
Was a cook in a one-room school in Nebraska; moved to Colorado in 1956, was a waitress at Foothills Restaurant in Lyons; also worked at Lyons Post Office and Ball Aerospace; retired in 1990.
Activities: cooked for Lions Club and Odd Fellows club events and was Ms. Good Old Days in 2002 for her community involvement; a member of PTA and helped get the first baseball diamond in Lyons; enjoyed sports, country music and camping; member of the Lions Club, Lyons Booster Club and the Lyons Golden Gang; member of Lifebridge Christian Church
Survivors include: sons, Dallas of Drake, Colo., Darryl of Loveland and Dennis of Lyons; brother, Curtis Henderson of Elm Creek, Neb.; and five grandchildren; Preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter
Kearney Hub 19 February, 2003

CRAIG, Cleo B., 92, Kearney, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center
Services: Monday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary, Kearney
Burial: Tuesday at Coleridge Cemetery
Memorials to Coleridge Public Schools
Born Aug. 21, 1910, in Randolph
Parents: Raymond and Jessie (Cogdill) FLEURY
Graduated from Magnet High School near Randolph; attended Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; obtained her teaching certificate.
Married: April 25, 1931, to Thomas Craig in Pierce; moved to Coleridge.
Taught school in Laurel, then taught special education in Columbus and then in Coleridge; also helped on the farm.
Her husband died in 1967. She moved to Lincoln in 1987; moved to Kearney in 2000.
Activities: member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Coleridge; enjoyed traveling
Survivors include: brothers, Russell Fleury of Ponca and Dwight Fleury of Lebanon, Ore.; sister, Carol Siss of Phoenix; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by herhusband, a daughter and three brothers
Kearney Hub 24 February, 2003

HARDER, Leo G., 76, Gibbon, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln
Services: Thursday, Gibbon Baptist Church
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials to the Leo Harder Scholarship Fund
Born Feb. 20, 1927, in Big Springs
Parents: Gustav and Theresa (Greinke) Harder
Graduated in 1945 from Big Springs High School
Military: U.S. Army, 1945-1947, stationed in Italy
Received a degree from Kearney State Teachers College; master's degree in education in Greeley, Colo
Married: Jan. 21, 1950, to Jeanette Rosenthal in Gibbon
Employment: taught and was principal at the high school in Hayes Center in the mid-1950s; taught industrial arts at Gibbon High School until retirement, 1991
Activities: was a Lutheran; enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, hunting, boating and spending time with family
Survivors include: wife; son, Greg of Colorado City, Colo.; daughters, Jill Fossen of Chaska, Minn., and Robin McGahan of Omaha; sister, Wilma of Gibbon; and five grandchildren; Preceded in death by a brother and six sisters
Kearney Hub 26 February, 2003

LAND, Allan M., 68, Kearney, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Center
Services: Tuesday, Godberson Mortuary in Gibbon
Burial: Kinsley, Kan.
Born: Sept. 28, 1934, in Winslow, Ark.
Parents: Allan and Myrtle (Hickman) Land. The family lived in Coldwater, Kan.; moved to Dodge City Kan., in 1944.
Began working behind a meat counter at a market in Dodge City at age 13; worked at meatpacking plants in Dodge City, Kinsley, Holyrood, Pratt and Larned, Kan.; later worked in the meatpacking business in Oklahoma; was employed as a grain elevator operator, in construction and as an EMT dispatcher.
Married: June 24, 1953, to Winnie Steinkuehler in Cimarron, Kan.
Married: 1978, to Shirley Graham.
Retired from Jones Packing in Dodge City in 1979; moved to Cozad, 1994, and to the care center in Kearney in 2000.
Activities: had served in the Kansas National Guard; attended First Baptist Church while in Kearney.
Survivors include: sons, Wayne of Dodge City, Mike of Harlowton, Mont., and Tim of Cozad; daughters, Beverly Blackburn and Betty Smith, both of Kearney, and Mary Pointdexter of San Antonio; brothers, John of San Jose, Calif., W.L. of Milford, N.J., and Coy of Blytheville, Ark. 28 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by his first wife, an infant son, two infant daughters, his parents, and a brother
Kearney Hub 24 February, 2003

LEACH, Donald DeLoy, 55, Kearney, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at his home
Services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, military rites by the North Platte Veterans Group
Memorials to St. Jude's Children's Research
Born: June 4, 1947, in Holdrege
Parents: B. DeLoy and Edith (Smith) Leach
Graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1966
Military: US Army, 1967-1969 in Vietnam; received the National Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Sharpshooter Medal
Employment: heavy equipment operator for Mossbarger and Ems Construction Co. and the Holloway Construction Co.; retired in the early 1990s because of health.
Lived in Formoso, Kan., for 10 years, moved to Kearney in 2002.
Activities: was affiliated with the Shepherd's Chapel Television Ministry.
Survivors include: daughter, Teresa Ellis of Tulsa, Okla.; his father of Ord; his mother of Arapahoe; brother, Dennis of Morrison, Colo.; sister, Sherry Stansberry of Kearney; four grandchildren; stepgrandmother, Lorraine Leach of Holdrege; and special friend, Lila Clark of Formoso
Kearney Hub 27 February, 2003

WATKINS, Helen Elizabeth, 87, Millington, Tennessee, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at her home
Services: none
Mortuary: Forest Hill East, Tennessee
Memorials to the Memphis Inner City Outreach
Born Jan. 12, 1916, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: Elmer and Emma GILLESPIE
Married: Vernon Watkins; had been married 62 years
Survivors include: husband; son, Tom of West Orange, N.J.; daughters, Sally Workman Todd of Millington, Bonnie Workman of Los Gatos, Calif., Becky Dugan of Cupertino, Calif., and Holly Reynolds of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Barbara Danto and Gene Orth, both of Phoenix; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub 24 February, 2003

WHALEN, Bernard M. "Bernie", 82, Kearney, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: the church in Kearney
Born Aug. 20, 1920, in Oconto
Parents: Daniel and Erna (McDermott) Whalen
Graduated from Kearney High School
Worked as a carpenter in the Kearney area until he retired
Activities: member of the church and Kearney Eagles Lodge 2722; enjoyed horses, the Western lifestyle, Cornhusker football and spending time with family.
Survivors include: his daughter, Shari Schifferns of Yuba City, Calif.; sister, Anne Crocker of Kearney; and a granddaughter; Preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters
Kearney Hub 25 February, 2003

WISEMAN, Esther V., 77, Aurora, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Hamilton Manor of Aurora
Services: Feb 24, Chapel of Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home in Grand Island
Burial: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island
Memorials to the Great Plains Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or to the care home in Aurora
Born: Oct. 8, 1925, in Kearney
Parents: Arthur and Merna (Osborne) KRAUSE
Graduated from Kearney High School
Married: Dec. 12, 1945, to John Wiseman in Kearney; lived in Alliance, Boelus, Grand Island, Valley and Aurora
Activities: member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Auxiliary in Aurora; enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing cards and doing crossword puzzles.
Survivors include: sons, Michael of Grand Island and Stephen of Chism, Minn.; daughters, Myrna of Rogers, Ark., and Cindy Blase of Hordville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and special friend, Gordon Whitmore of Yutan; Preceded in death by her husband
Kearney Hub 24 February, 2003

WROBLEWSKI, Sallimae, 90, Ravenna, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen, Ravenna
Memorials to the Carmelite Sisters at Mount Carmel
Born Nov. 11, 1912, in Sherman County
Parents: Steve and Antonia (Herman) FRANCKOWIAK
Education: in Litchfield
Married: Feb. 14, 1938, to Frank Wroblewski in Ansley; lived on a farm near Mason City until 1944; moved to a farm near Loup City; moved to Ravenna, 1959
Wwned and operated Midway Cafe, 1967 - 1973
Lived at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney for the last year
Activities: member of the church in Ravenna.
Survivors include: sons, Donald of Denver and Frank Jr. and Mark, both of Ravenna; daughter, Joan Harris of Kearney; eight grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by her husband, six brothers and four sisters
Kearney Hub 24 February, 2003

MELINE, Ray I., 93, Gibbon, formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Good Samaritan Center in Gibbon
Services: Thursday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary Chapel
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials to the care center in Gibbon
Born June 26, 1909, in Kearney
Parents: Gustaf and Anna (Swanson) Meline
Education: attended rural schools in Buffalo County
Married: Oct. 24, 1939, to Helen Mather in Holdrege
Employment: farmer and rancher northwest of Kearney; retired and moved to Kearney
Lived in Kearney until 2000; moved to the care center in Gibbon. His wife died Aug. 13, 2002.
Activities: had served on the Collins Township County Road Board for many years
Survivors include: his nephews, Douglas of Webster City, Iowa, and Maurice of Marysville, Wash.; and niece, Grace Campbell of Longmont, Colo. Preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and a sister
Kearney Hub 26 February, 2003

SCHEVE, Hilda A., 93, Gilbert, Arizona, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Odyssey Health Care in Mesa
Services: Thursday at Christ's Greenfield Lutheran Church in Gilbert
Memorial services: March 13 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney, Neb.
Memorials to the church in Kearney
Had lived in Kearney and Lincoln, Neb.; moved to Arizona 10 years ago
Survivors include: daughters, Marge Harper of Scottsdale, Jan Ferguson of Mesa and Judy Kahle of Sun Lakes; sisters, Vi Herpolsheimer and Arlene Spitsnogle, both of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by her husband, Ed
Kearney Hub 25 February, 2003

LEVERENZ, Vivian Darlene, 82, Kearney, formerly of Logan, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Services: Feb 24 at Logan United Methodist Church
Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery in Logan
Mortuary: Logan
Memorials to the church in Logan
Born: born Dec. 20, 1920 in Logan
Parents: George and Leota (Pearson) POST
Married: 1940, to Milo Legg; farmed in the Logan area until 1974; later divorced.
Moved to Chanute, Kan. in 1974
Married Cole Leverenz; lived in Chanute; later divorced
Activities: member of Grace Episcopal Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Country Club, all in Chanute; She enjoyed playing golf, collecting bells, tending farm animals and spending time with family
Survivors include: son, Kirby Legg of Gibbon; daughters, Berneta DeBoer of Kearney and Jeanene Stephen of Beaumont, Calif.; sister, Pat Blauser of Nampa, Idaho; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; half brothers, Carl Post of Midvale, Idaho, and Lester Post of Nampa; half sisters, Arnett Rosenberger of Nampa and Rosealee Farro of Ocean Port, N.J.; and stepmother, Arliss Faulconner of Nampa; Preceded in death by a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter and two half brothers
Kearney Hub 26 February, 2003
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