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SCOTT, Maxine Scott, 81, of Aurora, formerly of Elm Creek, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Hamilton Manor in Aurora
Services: Tuesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Memorials: donor's choice
Born June 7, 1923, in Pleasant Dale
Parents: William and Erma (Owen) Bottrell
Grew up and attended school in Maxwell
Married: June 13, 1940, to Chester Scott in North Platte
Lived south of Maxwell; moved to Miller, 1951; moved to Elm Creek in 1954, was wife and mother to her family
Activities: enjoyed doing arts and crafts, music and gardening; member of the Sumner Saddle Club
Survivors include her husband of Elm Creek; sons, Randy of St. Anne, Ill., and Roger of Aurora; daughters, Connie Murdock of Elm Creek and Linda Papineau of Aurora, Colo.; brothers, Neal Bottrell of Brentwood, Calif., Wayne Bottrell of Kings Beach, Calif., and Dean Bottrell of Martinez, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Beverly of St. Anne and Mary of Aurora; sons-in-law, Loren Murdock of Elm Creek and Ralph Papineau of Aurora, Colo.; and sisters-in-law, Irene Bottrell of Brentwood, Vera Bottrell of Kings Beach and Betty Bottrell of Martinez
Was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, Danny Albrecht and Adam Scott
Kearney Hub, 2 May, 2005

BURTON, Kenneth D., 85, of Omaha, formerly of Pleasanton, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha
Services: Thursday at Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel in Omaha
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Omaha
Born Nov. 3, 1919, in Pleasanton
Parents: Everett and Charlotte Burton
Wife, Evelyn died in 1998; survivors include brother, Robert of Pleasanton; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Burton of Pleasanton
Kearney Hub, 3 May, 2005

CORLIS, Cletus L., 75, of Greeley, Colorado, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, April 16, 2005, in Greeley
Services: April 19, Calvary United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs
Mortuary: Evergreen Funeral Home in Colorado Springs
Memorials: American Lung Association or Good Samaritan Cancer Center in Kearney
Born Jan. 26, 1930, in Kearney
Parents: Cecil and Eletha Corlis
Married: Aug. 27, 1950, to Carolyn Reiter. She preceded him in death
Married: Nov. 1, 1997, to LaVerne Raub
With brother, owned and operated Nebuco gas station in Kearney
Later was a manager for J.C. Penney in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; sons, Randy of Colorado Springs and Mike of Dimmitt, Texas; daughter, Rhonda Rabel of Colorado Springs; brother, Doyle of Colorado; nine grandchildren; and two stepchildren
Kearney Hub, 3 May, 2005

MOFFETT, Audrey L., 82, of Kenesaw died Saturday April 30, 2005, at Gibbon Good Samaritan Center
Services: Wednesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Memorials to be designated later
Born March 11, 1923, in Shelton
Parents: David and Mary (Kelly) Drage
Grew up in Shelton; graduated from Shelton High School
Moved to Washington, D.C., during World War II, did clerical work
Married: Feb. 21,1947, to Jack Moffett in Smith Center, Kan.
Lived in the Gibbon/Shelton areas; was the matron at the Buffalo County Jail, later worked at Good Samaritan Hospital and at St. John's Good Samaritan Center; had been retired for 20 years
Activities: enjoyed crocheting, country music, her dogs and spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren; member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Union Pacific Old Timers Club
Survivors include her husband; son, David of Kearney; and daughter, Tooty Hallberg of Seward; also daughter-in-law, Dianne of Kearney; sons-in law, Gene Hallberg of Seward and Jim Loschen of Juniata; niece, Jacquie Samway; family friend, Gene Eddy; grandchildren, Marc, Mindy Donohue, Jeff Hallberg, Jim Hallberg, Gina Laible and Jason Loschen; and 17 great-grandchildren. Was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kathleen Loschen in 2004; and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 3 May, 2005

NEWHOUSE, Viola, 72, of Elm Creek died Monday, May 2, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Memorial services: Thursday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home, Elm Creek
Burial: Goodland (Kan.) Cemetery
Born March 30, 1933, in Monroe, Pa.
Parents: David and Maude (Vida) Weigle
Attended country school in Fairview, Pa.
Married: Oct. 3, 1952, to John Newhouse in Maryland. He preceded her in death
Lived in Hagerstown, Md.; worked in factories as a seamstress making dresses
Moved to Elm Creek, 1966, worked as a waitress
Activities: former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Auxiliaries; loved horses and was a member of the Colby, Kan., Saddle Club; enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors
Survivors include her nephews, Steve Anderson of Longmont, Colo., Dale Anderson of Wichita, Kan., and Larry and Richard Arnold, both of Harrisburg, Pa.; also sister-in-law, Crea Arnold of Carlisle, Pa. and her caregiver, Sheila Leach of Holdrege
Was preceded in death by her husband, brother, Charles, and sister, Ruth Anderson
Kearney Hub, 4 May, 2005

SALVADOR, Alicia, 68, of Kearney died Monday, May 2, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial: later in the Philippines
Born May 28,1936, in Cavite City, Philippines
Parents: Santiago and Bernarda (Camoras) Dela Cruz
Received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Far Eastern University
Married: July 15, 1968, to Eduardo Salvador in Cavite City
Lived in Paranaque City; was employed as an accountant for the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewage System
Moved to Nebraska six months ago
Activities: enjoyed eating, taking care of her grandchildren, watching television, helping kids and collecting recipes
Survivors include her husband of Paranaque, Philippines; sons, Edgardo of Paranaque and Enrico of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; daughters, Susie Ringenberg of Kearney, Rosalinda Cambri of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Maria Luisa Espinola of Paranaque; brothers, Santi Dela Cruz of San Diego, and Fernan Cruz of California; sisters, Ory Dela Cruz, Naty Rieta and Lucila Jarin, all of the Philippines; and six grandchildren; also her daughter-in-law, Merla of Paranaque; and sons-in-law, Glenn Ringenberg Jr. of Kearney, Mario Cambri of Brooklyn and Alex Espinola of Paranaque
Was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Consolacion Dela Cruz; and a brother, Modesto Dela Cruz
Kearney Hub, 5 May, 2005

RATH, Dolores "Dee", 70, of Kearney died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at her home
Services: Friday, Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Kearney Children's Museum and the Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice Program
Born July 27, 1934, in Ballston, Va.
Parents: James and Emma Krigbaum
Attended St. James Catholic School and Falls Church High School
Married: Jan 1, 1951, to Hugh Rath in Falls Church, Va.
Moved to Bayard in May 1960; husband was chief of police;relocated to Lexington in 1962
Moved to Kearney in 1974; worked as hostess at Iron Kettle Restaurant in the Holiday Inn and Little People's Daycare Center in Kearney; owned and operated a home day-care center until December 2004
Activities: devoted her life to the healthy development of small children - her own and many others; is fondly remembered as the "gray-haired lady with the old red station wagon full of kids."
Survivors include her husband; sons, Steven of Elwood, Ronald of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Michael of Wymore; daughters, Deborah Smith of Greencastle, Pa., and Beverly Dyke of Kearney; and sister, Barbara Krigbaum of Falls Church; also daughters-in-law, Linda of Elwood, Donna of Martinsburg and Amanda of Wymore; son-in-law, Tim Smith of Greencastle; grandchildren, Greg Smith, Matthew Smith, Amanda Hollida, Nathan, Christopher, Jeremy, Jenny, Mary, Brianna, Hunter and Sidney; and great-grandchildren, Jasmine Linscot, Jordan Smith, Shayla, Cannon and Rebecca, and Ian Hollida
Was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Bobby; and son-in-law, Everett Dyke
Kearney Hub, 5 May, 2005

TIMMENS, Don A., 45, of Kearney died Friday, May 6, 2005, at his home
Services: Wednesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Rosehill Cemetery in Callaway
Memorials to be designated later
Born: Aug. 13, 1959, in Mullen
Family moved to Kearney where he received his education
Married: April 4, 1977, to Tamra Maul in Smith Center, Kan.
Was employed by Liebers Heating and Air Conditioning; was injured in a propane explosion while at work; attended Central Community College in Grand Island, worked as a draftsman for Baldwin Manufacturing Co. in Kearney; retired in 1994
Survivors include his son, Aaron of Kearney; daughters, Heather Ellison and Tina, both of Callaway; his mother, Dorthy Duncan of Kearney; and brothers, Robert Duncan and Harold, both of Grand Junction, Colo., Kevin Duncan of Kearney and Keith Duncan of Columbus; also son-in-law, John Ellison of Callaway; grandson, Ian Timmens of Kearney; and granddaughters, Taylor, Stephanie and Brittany Ellison of Callaway
Was preceded in death by his father and a granddaughter
Kearney Hub, 10 May, 2005

SMITH, Mahlon Charles, 98, of Kearney, formerly of Overton, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Mount Carmel Keens Memorial Home in Kearney
Services: Thursday, Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton
Burial: Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Elm Creek
Mortuary:Reynolds-Love, Lexington
Memorials: Overton Rescue Unit or Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Born Oct. 14, 1906, in Humphrey
Parents: Sidney and Theresia (Groeger) Smith
Grew up in Platte County, moved to the Overton area with his parents in 1922; lived in the Overton area until 2002, moved to Kearney
Married: April 15, 1931, to Nellie Bamrick in Elm Creek. She died in 1989
Grew up in the farming industry, was always fascinated by electronics; started Smith's TV Service, 1952; retired in 1979; after retirement, still enjoyed experimenting with electronic equipment
Member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton
Survivors include his sons, Ronald of Elm Creek, Richard of Gothenburg and Thomas of Waukesha, Wis.; daughter, Carol Dolge of Hayward, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Eileen of Elm Creek, Sandy of Gothenburg and Jean of Waukesha; son-in-law, Douglas Dolge of Hayward; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Was preceded in death by his wife; parents, nine brothers, two sisters and three granddaughters
Kearney Hub, 10 May, 2005

DEETS, Derrick M., 25, of Kearney died Friday, May 6, 2005, at his home
Services: Wednesday, First Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice
Born, April 2, 1980, in San Jose, Costa Rica
Mother: Dona Gutierrez
At birth, was given the name Geovanny Sanchez Gutierrez; came to the United States when 10 years old; moved to Kearney at age 12, was given the name Derrick Deets
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1999; enjoyed playing soccer and football for KHS; attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Activities: attended First Lutheran Church; was active in the church youth group; went with the youth group on many of the mission trips
Moved to Phoenix, March 2003; returned to Kearney in December 2004 because of his health
Was surrounded by many special people in his life; enjoyed spending time with them
Survivors include his birth mother; brothers, Kenneth of San Jose and Will of Kearney; and sister DeeAnna of Lincoln; also foster parents, Tom and Jill Nickerson and their children, Holli and Tyson, all of Kearney; and special friend Cha Cha Espinoza of Phoenix, Ariz. Extended family includes foster grandparents, Dave and Evelynn Nickerson and Joye Thompson; and many aunts, uncles cousins and friends
Kearney Hub, 10 May, 2005

CASS, Marjorie A., 96, of San Luis Obispo, California, formerly of Ravenna, Neb., died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, in Grover Beach
Graveside services: Wednesday, Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Born Aug. 8, 1908, in Ravenna
Parents: Carlton and Theresa (Petrick) Cass
Survivors include her brother, Lewis of Santa Maria, California
Kearney Hub, 9 May, 2005

RICHARDS, Alan Wain, 48, of Brownsville, Texas, formerly of Elm Creek, Neb., died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at his home in Brownsville
Services: Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brownsville
Burial with military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Historic Cemetery in San Antonio
Mortuary: Buena Vista Funeral Home in Brownsville
Born Oct. 14, 1956, in South Carolina
Parents: Walter and Betty Richards
Survivors include his wife, Maria; son, Christian of Brownsville; his parents of Riley, Kan.; brother, Lyle of Colorado; and grandmother, Bertha Becker of Elm Creek
Kearney Hub, 10 May, 2005

NEWLIN, Ada B., 89, of Grand Junction, Colorado, formerly of Shelton, Neb., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, in Grand Junction
Memorial services: Saturday, Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Wood River, Neb.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon, Neb.
Born Nov. 1, 1915, in Shelton
Parents: Frederick and Frances (Reed) Henderson
Married: July 15, 1939, to Clifford Newlin. He died in 1981
Survivors include her sons, Dan of Minatare, Neb., and Dave of Burwell, Neb.; daughter, Kathy Nelson of Grand Junction; sisters, Katharine Layher of Wood River, and Carrie Anderson of Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 11 May, 2005

TOOMEY, Lloyd W., 73, of Kearney died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Mount Carmel Home
Services: Monday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Beaver City
Memorials: Buffalo County Citizen Advocacy Program
Born May 8, 1932, in Arapahoe
Parents: Albert and Anna (Potts) Toomey
Attended school in Arapahoe; lived in Oxford, Beatrice, Gothenburg, Seward, Lincoln, Crete and Milford before moving to Auburn
Did farm work, had worked in a nursing home; moved to Kearney in 1994, worked at Baldwin Filters and at the Goodwill Industries store
Activities: member of People First in Kearney and attended Lighthouse Church; enjoyed putting puzzles together, socializing and being with family and friends
Survivors include his aunt, Eva Hilker of Lexington
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 14 May, 2005

BREINER, Marguerite M., 86, of Ravenna, formerly of Litchfield, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Tuesday, First Christian Church, Litchfield
Burial: Litchfield Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen, Ravenna
Memorials: the church
Born May 20, 1918, in Osceola
Parents: Dee and Millie (Hare) Gooden
Was educated in Litchfield, graduated from Litchfield High School
Married: Nov. 6, 1937, to Rex Breiner in Lexington. He preceded her in death
Lived on farms near Mason City and Litchfield; moved to Litchfield in 1968
Worked for West Co. in Kearney for several years
Member of First Christian Church in Litchfield
Survivors include her sons, Glen of Grand Island and Lyle of Boise, Idaho; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 16 May, 2005

DEAN, Cathrine I., 81, of Kearney died Friday, May 13, 2005, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha
Services: Saturday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney
Burial: Cozad Cemetery
Memorials: Church of the Nazarene
Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Greeley County
Parents: Thomas and Cathrine (McHugh) Bigley
Graduated from St. Mary's School in Grand Island
Married: Aug. 5, 1950, to Donnie Dean in Kearney. He preceded her in death
Was a baker at Safeway Stores in Denver, at Foodtown in Cozad and at IGA in Topeka, Kan.; retired in 1988; moved to Kearney in 1995
Activities: enjoyed visiting the elderly and driving them to appointments, reading her Bible and spending time with her grandchildren
Survivors include her sons, Chuck of Dodge City, Kan., and Jack of Pleasant Plains, Ark.; daughter, Deb Potter of Omaha; brother, Robert Bigley of Denver; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Patricia of Dodge City and Kathy of Pleasant Plains; son-in-law, Michael Potter of Omaha; and sister-in-law, Caroline Bigley of Denver
Was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 19 May, 2005

HARVEY, Eleanor L., 94, of Kearney died Friday, May 13, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Kearney Special Olympics
Born Nov. 23, 1910, in Lincoln
Parents: Elmer and Emma (Peters) DeFord
Grew up in the Keystone and Arthur areas; attended school in Arthur County
Married: July 3, 1931, to James Harvey in Julesburg, Colo. He died in 1980
Moved to Kearney; worked at ABC Drug Store and later at Coast to Coast until retiring
Activities: member of First Christian Church in Kearney; enjoyed gardening, crocheting, playing the piano and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; was very proud of Kearney's parks and her family's association with Harmon Park and Harvey Park, which was named for her husband and son
Survivors include her sisters, Edith Barnhill and Lorraine Engelbrecht, both of Ogallala; also granddaughters, Janice Polk of Kearney and Jennifer Harvey of Berkeley, Calif.; great-grandsons, Ethan and Ben Polk, both of Kearney; daughter-in-law, Judi Roberts of Kearney; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by a her husband; son, James Harvey in 1976, a brother and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 17 May, 2005

HEACOCK, Ronald "Ron" G., 64, of Kearney died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, Kearney Evangelical Free Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Kearney Evangelical Free Church or Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Born April 3, 1941, in Kearney
Parents: Willis and Doris (Neal) Heacock
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1960
Married: Oct. 27, 1973, to Jannis Mohr in Hastings
Was manager of the shipping and receiving department at Sahling Kenworth Inc. in Kearney; retired in April 2000 for health reasons
Activities: member of Kearney Evangelical Free Church; was active in the church choir and the AWANA organization
Survivors include his wife; son, Brandon of Kearney; daughter, Kara of Kearney; his parents, Dode and Robert Sahling of Kearney; brother, John Sahling of Kearney; and sister, Holly Reiter of Beatrice; also Kara's fianc,, Stephen Seachord; grandson, Corbin of Kearney; sister-in-law, Sonia Sahling of Kearney; brother-in-law, Dan Reiter of Beatrice; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents
Kearney Hub, 18 May, 2005

KATZ, Ann D., 89, of Kearney died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Northridge Retirement Home in Kearney
Services: private
Burial of cremains: Knoxville, Tenn.
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Kearney Public Schools Foundation for high school music and art programs
Born Aug. 15, 1915, in Chicago
Parents: Sam and Beatrice Drower
Grew up and attended school in Chicago
Married: Oct. 17, 1942, to Sidney Katz in Meridian, Miss. He preceded her in death
Moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn., in the late 1940s; has lived in Kearney for the past 21/2 years
Survivors include her son, George of Knoxville; and daughter, Cinda Orr of Kearney; also son-in-law, Jeff Orr of Kearney; grandson, Scott Katz of Knoxville; and granddaughters, Alex Orr of Kearney and Casey Geringer of Detroit
Was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson.
Kearney Hub, 16 May, 2005

SIMMONS, Avon C., 79, of Kearney died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Saturday, First Baptist Church
Burial: Sumner Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: First Baptist Church
Born Oct. 25, 1925, on the family farm north of Sumner
Parents: Floyd and Nettie (Spellmeyer) Simpson
Graduated from Sumner High School in 1942; attended the National Business Institute in Lincoln
Married: Aug. 2 1942, to Roy Simmons
With husband, farmed northeast of Sumner; lived on the farm until moving to Kearney, May 1984
Activities: member of First Baptist Church in Kearney; was a devoted wife and mother, grandmother and friend; loved sports, supported Sumner, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and all athletes
Survivors include her husband; sons, Ron of Broken Bow and Dan of Kearney; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Connie of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her parents and one sister
Kearney Hub, 20 May, 2005

BRAINARD, Richard Eldon, 72, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died May 11, 2005, at Veteran's Hospital in Omaha. Memorial services: June 24, Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow
Burial: Dale Catholic Cemetery with military honors
Born April 25, 1933, in Milburn
Parents: John and Margaret (Leonard) Brainard
Survivors include his brothers, John of Sun City Center, Fla., and Robert of McMinnville, Ore.; sisters, Willa Mae Faust of Cross Pains, Wis., and Beverly Shaul of Ainsworth
(The first obituary that was published in the Kearney Hub [May 21, 2005] said: "BRAINARD, Richard E, 80, of Grand Island, formerly of the Miller area, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at the Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center." No other information was given at that time.)
Kearney Hub, 21 May, 2005

ZUGMIER, Hazel Soneson, 88, of Kearney, formerly of Axtell, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Services: Tuesday, Bethany Lutheran Church south of Axtell
Burial: the church cemetery
Mortuary: Freeland-Layton, Axtell
Born: Sept. 19, 1916, in Axtell
Parents: Andrew and Marie (Nelson) Olson
Grew up in the Axtell area, graduated from Axtell High School
Married: June 11, 1939, to Hilding Soneson. He died in 1984
Married: Jan 1, 1987, to Alvin Zugmier. He died in 1998
With first husband, lived in Axtell; served at the Axtell postmistress for many years
With second husband, lived in Kearney
Activities: member of Bethany Lutheran Church south of Axtell
Survivors include her stepdaughters, Kathryn Emery of Argyle, Texas, and Doris Smith of Schereville, Ind.; also stepsons-in-law, Richard Emery of Argyle, Jerry Smith and Wendell and his wife Elaine, all of Schereville; six stepgrandchildren, eight stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Mary Eva, Jean Poole, Ila Olson, Ardyce Murdock, Gordon Soneson, Gordon Soneson Jr., Marlene Gugel, LaDonna McCarty, Keith Sandahl, Steven Sandahl and Vanita Scholz; and special friends, Tom and Judy Shield
Was preceded in death by her husbands, stepdaughter, Marlene Evans; three brothers; and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 23 May, 2005

SEIP, Tristin Dakota, infant son of Desiree Seip of Kearney, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, New Life Assembly in Kearney
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials to be designated later
Born April 30, 2005, in Kearney
Survivors include his mother; grandparents, Jason and Shelly Brandt of Kearney; and great-grandmothers, Lillian Seip and Janice Brandt, both of Kearney; also uncles, Travis and Tyler Reiss and Desmond Brandt, all of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald; aunt, Natasha; and uncle, Timothy Brandt
Kearney Hub, 25 May, 2005

KAHLE, Albert L., 89, of Kearney died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services : Tuesday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759 and American Legion Post 52
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: the family
Born June 15, 1915, on a farm southeast of Kearney
Parents: Louis and Anna (Brooks) Kahle
Was baptized July 18, 1915, at Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney; was confirmed there on Aug. 24, 1930
Grew up in Kearney County and attended schools there
Married: April 6, 1947, to Lydia Pockrandt in Kearney
Military: U.S. Army Sept. 24, 1942 - Nov. 8, 1945, with the rank of master sergeant; served in the 235th Combat Engineer Battalion, first in Oran in the African Theater, then in Italy in the European Theater; participated in battles and campaigns at Naples, Rome, Foggier, Arno, the North Apennines and the Po Valley; after VE Day, was sent to Luzon, the Philippines, in the Pacific Theater; was awarded the Bronze Star; Good Conduct Medal; the World War II Victory Medal; the African, European, Middle Eastern and Asiatic Pacific Service Medals; and the Distinguished Unit Citation
After returning home, and the death of his father in 1946, took over the farm, which was homesteaded by his grandfather; farmed and raised livestock all his life until his retirement
Activities: member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; son Randy of Kearney; daughters, Bonnie Kohler and Judy Wellman, both of Kearney; and sisters, Elsie Treadway and Ella Jiede, both of Kearney; also his sons-in-law, Phil Wellman of Kearney and John Geistdoerfer of Omaha; grandchildren, Greg Kohler and wife, Melody, Jeff Kohler and Kelsey; and nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by daughter, Shirley Geistdoerfer in 2004; and grandson, Michael Wayne
Kearney Hub, 28 May, 2005

McDONALD, Bernidine, 92, of Kearney, formerly of Bertrand, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at St. John's Center in Kearney
Services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney
Burial: Highland Cemetery in Bertrand
Memorials: St. John's Center or the Bertrand Volunteer Fire Department
Born March 8, 1913, in Howard, Kan.
Parents: Luther and Fannie (Fear) Anderson
Attended school in Howard
Married: June 25, 1932, to Clayton McDonald in Howard. He died Dec. 4, 1982
With husband, farmed east of Howard; moved to Lexington in 1955, to Abilene, Kan. in 1958; moved to Bertrand in May 1964; moved to Kearney in December 2002
Survivors include her son, John of Kearney; daughter, Kay Mathews of Stafford, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Judy of Kearney; and son-in-law, Ron Mathews of Stafford
Was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, two daughters, two grandsons, one granddaughter, one brother and one sister
Kearney Hub, 25 May, 2005

BELMUDEZ, Jose "Joe" C., 83, of Kearney died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials to be designated later
Born June 29, 1921, in Lamar, Colo.
Parents: Jose and Frances (Castaneda) Belmudez
Moved with family to Bennington, Kan., 1929, and later moved to Kearney; attended Buda School and Stone School; attended Bible school in Texas
Married: Aug. 23, 1946, to Angelita Ceballos. She preceded him in death
With his wife, lived with his parents in Kearney until they moved to Odessa; moved to rural Funk, farmed and raised 12 children
Activities: member of the Gibbon Assembly of God Church and the Eagles; received an award in 1967 for raising sugar beets; enjoyed gardening and raising farm animals
Survivors include his sons, Jim of Omaha, Ray of Valrico, Fla., David of Thornton, Colo., Steve of Holdrege and Joseph of Kearney; daughters, Evelyn Anderson of Lakeland, Fla., Joyce Pace of Cambridge, Sara Anderson of Holdrege, Kathy Mentzer and Virginia Penrod, both of Omaha, Vanessa Rusche of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Nancy of Westminster, Colo.; brothers, Daniel of Omaha, Stephen of Concord, Calif., and Eli of Grand Island; sisters, Esther Guerra and Helen, both of California, Beatrice Arellano and Freida Hernandez, both of Omaha and Rebecca Hadley of Kansas City; 31 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren;
Also daughters-in-law, Sharon of Valrico and Tammie of Thornton; sons-in-law, Darold Anderson of Lakeland, Robert Pace of Cambridge, Keven Anderson of Holdrege, Ed Mentzer of Omaha and Ralph Rusche of Ponte Vedra Beach; sisters-in-law, Olga of Concord and Frances of Grand Island; and brothers-in-law, Nick Guerra and Daniel Arellano, both of California, Tony Hernandez of Omaha and Richard Hadley of Kansas City. Was preceded in death by his wife, a grandson, two sisters-in-law and a daughter-in-law, Linda
Kearney Hub, 25 May, 2005

LEWISON, Vera Mae, 90, of Kearney died Friday, May 27, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Graveside services: Friday, Central City Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Born Dec. 17, 1914, in Mason City
Parents: Arthur and Irene (Jerauld) Keyt
Grew up in Auburn and graduated from Auburn High School
Married: Francis Lewison. He died May 24, 1993
Lived in Central City, Omaha, Iowa and Montana; was a homemaker and a waitress; moved to Kearney in 2000
Activities:enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and friends
Survivors include her son, Theodore of Kearney; daughters, Eleanor Thompson of Minden, Iowa, Wanda Jane Jewell of Harlan, Iowa, Theresa Hindel of West Virginia and Thelma Treany of Black Hawk, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother and two sisters
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SCHMALJOHN, Albert, 93, of Ravenna died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at Seneca Sunrise in Ravenna
Services: Saturday, Ravenna Congregational Church
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen Mortuary in Ravenna
Memorials: Ravenna Youth Center
Born June 14, 1911, on the family farm three miles southwest of Rockville
Parents: Robert and Veronica (Matejka) Schmaljohn
Attended school at Sherman County District 19; graduated from Rockville High School in 1929
Played in the Rasmussen Dance Orchestra, 1927-1940
Married: June 25, 1935, he married Elda Lorenz
Farmed the family homestead near Rockville until 1991; moved to Ravenna
Activities: active member of the United Church of Christ in Rockville; served on the church board and sang at many church events; served on the school board at District 19 and Ravenna High School; was president of the Band Parents Association; enjoyed sports, was known for being a good athlete; played on the 1929 high school championship basketball team from Rockville; enjoyed music, reading, cards, photography and time spent with family and friends
Survivors include his wife; sons Russell of Marysville, Mo., Eugene of St. Paul and Alan of Frederick, Md.; daughters, Karen O'Mara of Bloomington, Ind., and Susan Haeker of Kearney; sisters, Lillian Thomsen of Rockville and Evelyn Pedersen of Tacoma, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Sue of Marysville, Marilyn of St. Paul and Amy of Frederick; and sons-in-law, William O'Mara of Bloomington and Dean Haeker of Kearney
Was preceded in death by a brother, three sisters and a great-granddaughter
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HUFF, Eugene Wilford, 80, of Kent, formerly of Ravenna, Neb., died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at his home
Body was cremated; disbursement of cremains will be later in Ketchican, Alaska
Born: March 4, 1925, in Ravenna
Parents: Tom and Mildred Huff
Survivors include his wife, Vi; two daughters; brothers, Earl of Shawnee, Okla., and Dale of Kearney, Neb.; and grandchildren
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BAKER, Buster Lewis, of Forest Grove, Oregon, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2005 at the age of 85 at his home following a long battle with cancer
Mortuary: Farnstrom-Gable
Interment: later, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii
Memorials: Hospice of Washington County
Born: 28 Oct 1919, near Miller, Nebraska
Attended grade school at Miller; left home at age of 15, was a farm hand, eventually ended up in Rexburg, Idaho working on a wheat ranch
Military: US Army, 1937-1945, US Army, Pearl Harbor survivor; was stationed at Schofield Barracks with "A" Company, 804th Aviation Engineers on December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked; continued to serve in the Pacific including the invasion of Saipan and Okinawa; was discharged September 1945
Worked for the Pearl Harbor Police Department as a Criminal Investigator
Married: May 7, 1946 to Patricia Weber in Honolulu, after her discharge from US Navy
Moved to Nampa, Idaho in 1951; worked for the Nampa Police Department; was promoted to Chief Of Police in 1957; retired in 1978; was instrumental in establishing the Idaho Peace Officers Training Academy
Moved to Forest Grove, Oregon, in 1996 to be near children
Activities: enjoyed wood working, fishing, and gardening; was proud of his grafted fruit trees
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Barbara Werts of Hillsboro, Oregon; Beth Fechter, of Forest Grove, Oregon; a son Bill Baker and wife Cheryl of Rainier, Oregon; eight grand children; and eight great-grand children
Was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Pamela Ann
Idaho Press-Tribune, 8 May 2005

LANTIS, Rumilda C., 91, of Lincoln, formerly of Kearney, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Tabitha Home in Lincoln
Services: Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Amherst
Burial: Stanley Cemetery, Amherst
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst or Tabitha Hospice Care Center in Lincoln
Born July 15, 1913, in Amherst
Parents: George and Louis (Rusch) Maul
Grew up in Amherst, was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church north of Amherst; graduated from Amherst High School, 1930
Worked at Baumgartner Department Store in Kearney
Married: Jan 5, 1937, to Frank Parrish, Jr. He died in 1981
Married: December 1986, to Charles Lantis. He died in 2003
With first husband, moved to North Platte; later moved to Grand Island, Broken Bow, Lexington and back to North Platte in 1957
Was a bookkeeper at Dryden Drug for 23 years; also did volunteer work at the hospital, church and schools
With second husband, moved to the Regency in Kearney in 1994; later was one of the first residents to move to the Northridge Retirement Home
Activities: member of the Kearney Woman's Club
Survivors include her sons, Frank Parrish III of Denver and Jon Parrish of Lincoln; brother, Emmett Maul of Kearney; three grandchildren; stepsons, George of Lakeland, Ga., Vernon of Kearney and Jim of Sutherland; and 12 stepgrandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Marcia Parrish of Denver and Linda Parrish of Lincoln; stepdaughters-in-law, Nancy of Lakeland, Connie of Kearney, Sherri of Sutherland and Jannette of Hershey; and sisters-in-law, Lucille Maul, Ada Maul, Zola Maul, Alma Parrish and Arelene Kahle, all of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husbands, four brothers, a grandson and a stepson
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POPE, Daniel William "Dan", 71, of Overland Park, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died of kidney cancer Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at his home
Services: May 23, Church of the Ascension in Overland Park
Memorials suggested to Catholic Charities Hospice, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102-4797
Born May 4, 1934, in Weston, Neb.
Parents: Joseph and Lillian (Tomsicek) Pope
Married: July 27, 1963, to Mary Randolph in Hastings
Received his doctorate in educational administration from the University of Nebraska, 1965; was a professor of business at Kearney State College, 1968 - 1973; was highly respected for his commitment to excellence in teaching and service to the faculty senate, student organizations and the central Nebraska business community in the areas of management and human resources
Military: U.S. Army
Worked for the Menninger Foundation of Topeka for 25 years, was the vice president of human resources; founder of Glory to God Covenant Community, past president of Hayden Catholic High School Board of Education and member of the board of directors of the Marian Clinic and United Way
After retirement from Menninger, was the executive director of Catholic Charities in Kansas City, Kan., 1995 - 1999
Survivors include his wife; sons, Daniel of Overland Park and Theodore of San Antonio; daughters, Sarah Boucher and Jennifer Johnson, both of Lenexa; and 13 grandchildren
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MURRISH, Vietta "Vi" M., 74, of Kearney died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Tuesday, First Lutheran Church in Kearney
Inurnment of cremains: church columbarium
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials suggested to the church
Born Feb. 12, 1931, in Amherst
Parents: Hobert and Bertha (Stange) Simshauser
Grew up in the Amherst area; graduated from Amherst High School in 1948
Attended Kearney State Teachers College; taught school in Saratoga
Married: Dec. 14, 1952, to Rolan Murrish in Amherst; lived in Kearney
Activities: member of the church, was a Boy Scout and Girl Scout volunteer, and city secretary of Kearney Women's Bowling Associationl; was inducted into the Kearney Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame; member of Kitchen Klatter Extension Club, Eagles Auxiliary and Kearney Fire Department Auxiliary; hobbies included gardening, sewing, crocheting, camping, collecting owls, board games, bird watching and genealogy; loved playing with her grandchildren and noisemakers
Survivors include her husband; sons, Gary of Hazelwood, Mo., and Randy of Denver; daughter, Diane Driver of Axtell; sister, Doris Fellows of Golden, Colo.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; also sisters-in-law, Della Botts of Weatherford, Texas, Phyllis and Karen, both of Kearney, and Margaret Simshauser of Lakewood, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Bernie of Kearney, Larry Murrish of Merritt Island, Fla., and Dan of Verona, Wis.; daughter-in-law, Deb of Hazelwood; son-in-law, Bob Driver of Axtell; and many nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lavern
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OLIVER, David E., 60, of Kearney died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial will be at Shelton Cemetery
Memorials to be designated by the family
Born April 24, 1945, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Parents: Merton and Inez (Roberts) Oliver
Grew up in Shelton until 1957, when the family moved to Port Hueneme, Calif.; graduated from Hueneme High School
Married: Feb. 19, 1965, to Lana Vaughan in Oxnard, Calif.
Took lessons to be a commercial helicopter pilot; first commercial job was seeding clouds in 1970 in Montana; worked for the Condor Helicopter Co., did survey work for seven years on the Alaska Pipeline
Started his own helicopter company in Camarillo, 1986, and sprayed crops; retired in 1990
Served as a deputy sheriff in Ventura County, Calif. for three years
moved to Kearney, 1997
Survivors include his wife; brothers, Roger of Riverdale, Greg of Kearney and Merton Jr. of Kingman, Ariz.; sister, Becky Hock of Bertrand; and his mother, Inez Hilgenkamp of Kearney; also sister-in-law, Brenda of Riverdale; brother-in-law, Byron Hock of Bertrand; and sister-in-law, Dana Vaughan and her husband, Terry Belote, of Camarillo, Calif.
Was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents
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EDLUND, Eleanor M., 88, of Kearney, formerly of Elm Creek, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Services: Thursday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials suggested to the Elm Creek Fire and Rescue Unit
Born Jan. 27, 1917, in Orleans
Parents: Joseph and Matilda (Buettner) Grudle
Moved with family to the Elm Creek area; graduated 1935, Elm Creek High School
Married: May 17, 1938, to Lincoln Edlund in Elm Creek. He died Feb. 29, 1988
With husband, farmed southwest of Elm Creek until his death
Live on the farm until 2002; moved to Kearney
Activities: raised chickens, enjoyed gardening; member of Williamsburg Extension Club
Survivors include her daughter, Janet Plugge of Columbus; brothers, Harold Grudle of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Joseph Grudle of Spring Branch, Texas; sisters, Lucille Konz of Exira, Iowa, and Evelyn Ring of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and four great-grandchildren; also granddaughters, Julie Stall and husband, Jerry, of Elm Creek and Jolaine Bamford and husband, James, of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and a sister
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THRONE, Agnes R., 79, of Holdrege, formerly of Kearney, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at Christian Homes in Holdrege
Arrangements are pending with O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home.
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BERUMEN, Minnie, 84, of Wood River, formerly of Kearney, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Good Samaritan Center in Wood River
Services: Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials suggested to Special Care Area at Good Samaritan Center in Wood River
Born Aug. 30, 1920, in Raton, N.M.
Parents: Casimiro and Perfectito (Gallegos) Garcia
Baptized at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Raton, was raised by her godparents, Juan and Julia Crispini, until she was 13 years old; then lived with her parents and siblings in Lexington until she married
Married: March 20, 1943, to Ben Berumen Jr. in Goodland, Kan. He died March 13, 1983
Lived in Wood River, moved to Kearney, 1946
Was employed at Modern Cleaners and then at Baldwin Manufacturing Co.; retired in the early 1980s; lived in Kearney then moved back to Wood River in 2002
Survivors include her sons, Michael and Nick, both of Kearney, Tony of Lincoln, Ben III of Seneca, S.C., and Danny of Shelton; daughter, Virginia Babcock of Floresville, Texas; brothers, Eddy Garcia of Lexington, Gilbert Garcia of Florence, Colo., and Glen Garcia of Spokane, Wash.; sister, Emma Carranza of Kearney; 19 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law Paula and Rosa, both of Kearney, Ranee of Seneca and Nancy of Shelton; son-in-law, Darrel Babcock of Floresville; and sisters-in-law, Margaret of Lexington, Cecelia of Florence and Sandy of Spokane
Was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and three sisters
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BAILEY, Gracene M., 72, of Kearney died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at her home
Services: Monday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials suggested to First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society
Born June 7, 1933, in Hays, Kan.
Parents: Archie and Ada (Summers) Goodchuck
Attended elementary schools in Kansas, Colorado and Kearney; graduated from Kearney High School, 1951; attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney, received her degree in education, 1955
Married: Aug. 14, 1955, to Lennis Bailey in Kearney. He died July 28, 2004
With husband, farmed north of Kearney; retired in 1979. moved to Kearney
Taught school in Riverdale, Hildreth, Ravenna and Amherst for more than 30 years; was employed as a secretary in the admissions office at Good Samaritan Hospital for 23 years, retired in 1998
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church, Women's Society of Christian Sisters and the extension club; enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, Women's Society, extension club, Prime Times and her card club
Survivors include her sons, Kevin and Kraig, both of Kearney; and brother, Gary Goodchuck of Hays; also daughters-in-law, Lori and Vicki, both of Kearney; grandchildren, Shawna Swanson and husband, Chad, Chevy Bailey and wife, Jenny, and Kurt, Dustin, Dallas and Kody; great-grandsons, Bo Swanson, Elijah Swanson, Samuel Swanson and Cain; sister-in-law, Maurine Adams of Yuba City, Calif.; and many cousins
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a sister, Gloria
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DECKER, Peggy J., 67, of Ridgely, Tennessee, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Ridgely Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ridgely
Graveside services: today, Neely's Chapel Cemetery in Nauvoo
Mortuary: J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home in Ridgely
Born Dec. 13, 1937, in Dyersburg
Parents: Ernest and Chloris (Cooper) Whitt
Was preceded in death by her husband, James
Survivors include her son, Rick Yarbrough of Newbern; her mother of Dyersburg; sisters, Tena Stanfield and Zibbie Carroll, both of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren
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CARLSON, Myron "Jack", 76, of Dixon, Ill., formerly of Ravenna, Neb., died April 25, 2005, in Dixon
Graveside memorial services: Saturday, Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon, Neb. for Myron and Phyllis Carlson, who died Feb. 14, 1996, in Dixon. Myron: born March 16, 1929, in Buffalo County, Neb.
Parents: LaVergne and Nellie (Pope) Carlson
Phyllis: born April 14, 1933, in Cheyenne Wells, Colo.
Parents: Joseph and Matilda (Schramm) Ripp
Married Sept. 3, 1951, in Hopkinsville, Tenn.
Survivors include son, David of Rockvale, Tenn.; daughters, Carol Anderberry of Axtell, Neb., and Donna Hefty of Salem, Ore.; Myron's brother, Glen of Grass Valley, Calif.; Myron's sisters, Vernetta Svanda of Ravenna and Shirley Swift of Omaha; Phyllis' brother, Gerald Ripp of Ravenna; and six grandchildren
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GARRETT, Nira I., 78, of Kearney died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Mother Hull Home
Memorial services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Memorials suggested to the Good Samaritan Hospital Heart Fund
Born July 10, 1926, in Council Grove, Kan.
Parents: Harvey and Irene (Weirich) Carson
Grew up in Council Grove, graduated from high school, 1944
Married: April 7, 1946, to Ralph Garrett in Council Grove
Lived in various locations in Kansas, Colorado, Iowa and Nebraska; moved to Kearney, 1993
Activities: enjoyed reading, playing cards, and being with family and grandchildren
Survivors include her husband; sons, Steve of Denver and Mike and Ron, both of Leadville, Colo.; daughters, Mary Heidebrecht of Wichita, Kan., and Janet Starostka of Kearney; sister, Shirley Hogue of Montgomery, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Debbie of Denver and Roxie and Jan, both of Leadville; sons-in-law, Jerry Heidebrecht of Wichita and Danny Starostka of Kearney; and brother-in-law, Gary Hogue of Montgomery
Was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters
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MINGUS, John S., 72, of Ravenna died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Thursday, United Methodist Church in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery, Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen, Ravenna
Born Nov. 30, 1932, in North Platte
Parents: Melvin and Helen Herman
Adoptive Parents: Clark and Clarine Mingus
Grew up in Ravenna, graduated from Ravenna High School; attended Kearney State College
Military: U.S. Army, Aug. 11, 1953-June 10, 1955
Married: Dec. 27, 1953, to Delores Bernet
Continued his education, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a law degree in 1960
Returned to Ravenna, practiced law with his father, served as Deputy County Attorney in Buffalo County; continued his law practice until his death
Activities: served as president of Mid-Nebraska Community Action for many years and was very active in the church, including Bible studies
Survivors include his wife; sons, Craig and Dan, both of Ravenna, and Curt of Aurora; brothers, Melvin Herman of Commerce City, Colo., and Dean Herman of Evergreen, Colo.; and sister, Carolyn Wolkensdorfer of Annapolis, Md.; also daughters-in-law, Teresa and Denise, both of Ravenna, and Cindy of Aurora; grandchildren, Amber, Keith, Paul, Kelsie, Adam, Ryan and Amy; sisters-in-law, Jan Herman of Commerce City and Charlene Herman of Evergreen; brother-in-law, Dan Wolkensdorfer of Annapolis; and several nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his birth parents and his adoptive parents
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