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MERY, Barbara D., 67, of Kearney died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Kearney
Memorial services: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 at Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Kearney
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel of Kearney
Memorials to be designated later
Born Nov. 25, 1936 in Chicago
Parents: Walter and Svea (Green) Dahlquist
Grew up in Chicago; received her education from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and Syracuse (N.Y.) University in Syracuse
Married: June 30, 1962, to Michael Mery in San Anselmo, Calif.
Lived in Bangkok, Thailand; worked for the Peace Corps; also lived in Syracuse and Fredericksburg, Va.; worked as a traveling speech therapist for school districts and worked for rehab clinics
Activities: member of the church; was an avid reader, loved music and was a gifted violinist
Survivors include son, Trevor of Rohnert Park, Calif.; sister, Ethel D. Fairchild of Lincoln; and three grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her parents
Kearney Hub, 29 November, 2005

MOLES, Avis L., 94, of Elm Creek died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Elm Creek
Burial: Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Elm Creek
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, in Kearney and Elm Creek
Memorials to Danny Thomas St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the donor's choice
Born May 2, 1912, in rural Elm Creek
Parents: Bert and Nora (Nelson) Miller
Grew up in Elm Creek; graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1929
Married: Dec. 27, 1930, to Harold Moles in Phillipsburg, Kan. He died on May 25, 1996
Lived in Elm Creek
Activities: member of Immaculate Conception Church, West Side Club and the Altar Society; volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney and with the Red Cross; enjoyed knitting
Survivors include her son, Mike of Elm Creek; daughters, Shirley Hubbard and Delores Johns, both of Elm Creek; sister, Olivene Burman of Sumner; 16 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; also her sons-in-law, Gary Hubbard and Wayne Johns, both of Elm Creek; nephews, Doug Miller, Norman Burman and Gary Burman; and niece, Sandra Kelley

Kearney Hub, 25 November, 2005

WEBB, Ardella Mae, 93, of Kearney died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Mother Hull Home
Services: Friday,t Faith United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Faith United Methodist Church
Born Nov. 14, 1912, in Orleans
Parents: Asher and Lillie Mae (Reynolds) Thomas
Moved with family to Orafino in 1920 and to Kearney in 1925; attended school in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School in 1929
Married: 1934, to Lawrence Webb; lived in Odessa
Earned a bachelor of arts degree in education in 1934, and in 1957 she received a master of arts degree in guidance and psychology from Kearney State Teachers College; continued graduate studies at USC in Los Angeles, the University of Nebraska, NCE in Chicago and several other universities until 1972; taught and was principal at Hazard, Odessa, West Kearney, Kearney High; and at Kearney State College
Activities: member of Faith United Methodist Church and many area organizations
Survivors include her husband; sons, Lawrence of Mandeville, La., and Thomas of Lincoln; daughter, Ardienne McNulty of Dayton, Ohio; and sister, Jayne Simpson of Madras, Ore.; also daughters-in-law, Charlotte Webb of Mandeville and Martha Webb of Lincoln; grandchildren, Vance, Regan, Reece and his wife, Michele, all of Dayton, Maraike Cochran and her husband, Mark, of Odessa; Rebecca Pomajzl and her husband, Ben, of Gothenburg and Nathan and Asher Webb of Mandeville; great-grandchildren, Reece, Shannon, Alyson and Ashlyn McNulty, all of Dayton; sister-in-law, Leota (Fugate) Thomas of Canab, Utah; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by an infant son; sister, Velma (Mrs. Ted) Brown; and brother, Asher Thomas
Kearney Hub, 23 November, 2005

BROWN, Lisa K., 42, of Kearney died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, First Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial and additional services in Payson, Illinois
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials to the Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center
Born May 3, 1963, in Quincy, Ill.
Parents: Carson and Sandra (Klassing) Brown
Grew up in Payson, graduated from Payson High School in 1981; attended Moberly Junior College then Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.; graduated with an education and physical education degree; earned her master's degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.; served as assistant women's basketball coach for two years; was head women's basketball coach for one year
Moved to Kearney in 1989, worked for Klone's Sporting Goods and later for Expression Wear
Activities: member of First Lutheran Church
Survivors include her parents of Clayton, Ill.; sisters, Terri Leach of Virginia Beach, Va., and Kimberly Bryant of Payson; and grandmother, Mildred Klassing of Clayton; also brothers-in-law, Dale Leach of Virginia Beach and Clyde Bryant of Payson; nieces and nephews, Jeremy Waach, Sean and Devin Leach, and Tyler and Taylor Bryant; and Lynette Womeldorf of Kearney and many other friends
Was preceded in death by her grandparents
Kearney Hub, 23 November, 2005

JORGENSEN, Steven, 54, of Hackensack, N.J., formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in Hackensack
Private services were Thursday in Hackensack
Born July 15, 1951, in Kearney
Parents: Keith and Darlene Jorgensen
Graduated from Kearney High School and Kearney State College
Was involved in student activities and was concertmaster of the college orchestra; after graduation, worked for the Central Nebraska Community Health Consortium
Moved to New Jersey, worked as an editor for several textbook publishers and was most recently the design consultant for a national newsletter published for ESL teachers and students
Activities: fought hard for environmental causes in New Jersey, was a strong advocate for the mentally challenged and the underprivileged, and was active in local politics
Survivors include his parents of Mission Viejo, Calif.; brothers, Craig of Lincoln, Neb., and Kent of Mission Viejo; sister, Linda Beisheim of Kearney; and his grandmother, Mona Jorgensen of Lincoln; also his uncle, Lanny Jorgensen of Tucson, Ariz.; aunt, Lana Wood of Lincoln; and many other relatives and friends
Kearney Hub, 22 November, 2005

BRUNER, Fern L., 98, of Gibbon, formerly of Shelton, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Good Samaritan Center in Gibbon
Services: Monday, United Methodist Church in Shelton
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann in Wood River
Memorials: Shelton United Methodist Church or Gibbon Good Samaritan Center
Born Jan. 22, 1907, in Shelton
Parents: John and Elizabeth (Boyle) Miller
Grew up in Shelton, attended Shelton Schools
Worked for Dr. DeMay in Shelton after she finished school
Married: Aug. 27, 1927, to George Bruner in Kearney. He preceded her in death
Lived in Shelton their entire married lives
Activities: member of the Shelton Presbyterian Church, an affiliated member of the Shelton United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women's Circle, a neighborhood coffee club, and the stitch and chatter group in Shelton
Survivors include son, Dick of Shelton; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Verda of Shelton
Was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and one sister
Kearney Hub, 26 November, 2005

WEEKS, Reo V., 92, of Seward, formerly of Gibbon and Ravenna, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at the Anna Sundermann Home in Seward
Burial: Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Memorial services: Tuesday Gibbon Baptist Church
Mortuary: Godberson in Gibbon
Born April 22, 1913, in Arnett, Okla.
Parents: Reo C. and Daphne (Dunlavy) Weeks
Married: Aug. 18, 1935, to Thelma Smith in Gibbon. She died in 2001
Survivors include his sons, Rollin of Santa Barbara, Calif., Reo and David both of Lincoln and Robert of Mangilao, Guam; daughters, Elaine Curry of Ponca, Jean Patchin of Stafford, Kan., Dorothy Beam of Three Hills, Alberta, and Marilyn Rowe of Central City; sisters, Janice Rogers of Deerwood, Minn., and Betty Jo Meller of Higgins, Texas; 30 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 26 November, 2005

SELLENBACH, Donald H., 83, of Cozad, formerly of Gibbon, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at Cozad Community Hospital
Services: in the spring
Mortuary: Godberson in Gibbon and Shelton
Kearney Hub, 25 November, 2005

JOURNEY, Fred A., 65, of Blair, formerly of Kearney, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at his home in Blair
Services: Wednesday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military rites by American Legion Post 52 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759
Memorials designated by the family
Born July 14, 1940, in Kearney
Parents: Emory and Hazel (League) Journey
Attended school in Kearney
Mililtary: U.S. Navy, October 1957 - December 1960; diesel mechanic aboard the U.S.S. Eldorado
Married: April 30, 2003, to Mary Wagner in Blair
Manager of the Minden alfalfa mill; worked as a computer operator at Rockwell International; owned and operated a trucking company; attended Hastings Community College, earned his degree as a HVAC technician
Activities: hobbies included fishing and gardening
Survivors include his wife; sons, Forrest of Lowell, Mich., and Sham of Omaha; daughters, Barbara Dunbar and Tammy, both of Lincoln, Angie and Kimberly, both of Milwaukee, and Tracey Ransdell of Kearney; brothers, Albert of Lincoln and Richard and Lawrence, both of Kearney; sisters, Pat Wampole and Bonnie Fuestman, both of Kearney; and grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Jeri of Lowell; sons-in-law, Bruce and Brian, both of Milwaukee, and Duane Ransdell of Kearney; sisters-in-law, Joan Journey of Lincoln and Joan Journey of Kearney; and nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents; son, Fred Jr.; infant daughter, Karina; six brothers; two sisters; three grandsons; and one granddaughter
Kearney Hub, 29 November, 2005

ENGLISH, Helen Elaine, 73, of McCool Junction died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, in Aurora
Services: Monday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in York
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery in York
Mortuary: Metz, in York
Born: Jan. 25, 1932, in Gibbon
Parents: Alfred and Josephine (White) Novotne
Married: Dec. 6, 1952, to Earl English in Ravenna. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her sons, Kevin of McCool Junction and Bradley of Omaha; daughters, Christina Ewing of Aurora, Kathleen Lundquist of Stromsburg and Janice Christian of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 25 November, 2005

PROCHASKA, Ethel M., 89, of Ravenna died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island
No services
Mortuary: Rasmussen, Ravenna
Memorials to the Ravenna Good Samaritan Center
Born Jan. 14, 1916, in Buffalo County
Parents: George and Bertha (Katz) Vogt
Educated in rural Buffalo County
Married: March 6, 1937, to James Prochaska in Smith Center, Kan.
Lived on a farm northwest of Shelton; moved to Ravenna in 1975
Activities: enjoyed gardening, canning, flowers, playing cards, baking and cooking; loved nature and fishing; loved music and dancing in her younger days; continued to enjoy watching television and quilting; enjoyed sewing and had a doll collection for which she made clothes
Survivors include her husband; sons, James and Ron, both of Shelton; daughters, Ona Mae Adam of Ravenna, Deanna Godfrey of Gibbon and Diana Chloupek of Omaha; brother, Art Vogt of Ravenna; sister, Irene O'Meara of Grand Island; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Julia and Marilyn, both of Shelton; and sons-in-law, Larry Godfrey of Gibbon and Jim Chloupek of Omaha
Was preceded in death by her brothers, George, Charles, Harry and Harold, and a stepbrother, William
Kearney Hub, 30 November, 2005

CARLSON, Paul E., 96, of Kearney died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Saturday, Evangelical Free Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials to the Evangelical Free Church building fund
Born Jan. 25, 1909, northwest of Loomis
Parents: David and Emma (Johnson) Carlson
Attended Loomis High School; graduated from Moody Bible Institute
Married: Jan. 30, 1932, to Ruth Anderson. She died in 1941
Married: June 7, 1949, to Wilma Jewell in Winnetoon
Was ordained a minister at the Loomis Evangelical Free Church on Oct. 29, 1933; served Evangelical Free churches in Stamford and Polk, at Albion and Annandale, Minn., and at Melvin, Texas; moved to Kearney, served as pastor of the Evangelical Free Church, 1945-1953; served the American Sunday School Union in Odessa, 1953-1969; retired in 1970
Activities: member of Evangelical Free Church in Kearney, taught Sunday school for 27 years
Survivors include his wife; son, Stan of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.; daughters, Marilyn of Kearney, Pauline Nelson of Pembine, Wis., and Lynette Rathbone of Grand Island; and 10 great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Merle Nelson of Pembine and Don Rathbone of Grand Island; daughter-in-law, Mary Carlson of Oakbrook Terrace; and grandchildren, Brad Nelson of Cleveland, Kay Mork of Rockford, Ill.; Janine Starcevich of Mount Prospect, Ill., Lynda Kay of Kingston, Jamaica, Eric Carlson of Lincoln, Christopher Carlson of Oak Brook, Ill., Caleb Newquist of Denver and Zach Newquist of Fort Collins, Colo.
Kearney Hub, 2 December, 2005

HUCKINS, Frank LaVern, 77, of Kearney died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, from injuries he suffered in a fire at Emerson Apartments
Services: Monday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military rites
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials to be designated by the family
Born Dec. 4, 1927, on the family farm near Rushville
Parents: Joseph and Gina (Swanson) Huckins
Graduated from Clinton High School in 1945
Military: U.S. Army in Korea, Dec. 6, 1950 - Sept. 19, 1952; following discharge, attended Milford Trade School
Married: March 3, 1957, he married Darlene Kruml in Hay Springs
Lived in the Hay Springs area; moved to Kearney in 1964; started the Town Cobbler shoe repair business; owned and operated the business for more than 35 years; retired in 1999
Activities: attended the United Methodist Church; member of the Disabled American Veterans and a past member of the Kearney Elks Lodge
Survivors include sons, Monte of Overton and Ron of Kearney; daughter, Teri Hansen of Kearney; brothers, Joseph of Topeka, Kan., and Robert of Pierre, S.D.; sister, Violet Coon of Gordon; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Billi of Overton; and son-in-law, Steven Hansen of Kearney Was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister
Kearney Hub, 3 December, 2005

KNIFFEN, Brayden, 2 1/2-month-old infant son of Amber Kniffen of Kearney, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, in Kearney
Services: Monday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: designated by the family
Born Sept. 6, 2005, in Kearney
Parent: Amber Kniffen
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Phillip Grant of Kearney; brother, Dakota Kniffen of Kearney; and great-grandparents, Jim and Barb Fuqua of Grand Island; also maternal grandmother, Diane Barleen of Kearney; maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Mark and Cindy Kniffen of Shelton; paternal grandmother, Robin Slagle of Kearney; grandparents, Wanda and Art Riley of Denver; and aunts and uncles
Was preceded in death by his great-grandmother and great-great-grandfather
Kearney Hub, 3 December, 2005

GREED, Anne J., 89, of Elm Creek, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Private memorial services to be arranged by the family; body has been donated to the Anatomical Board of the state of Nebraska
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Born Feb. 8, 1916, in New York City
Parents: John and Winifred (Mannion) Kearns
Grew up in Bergen County, N.J., and graduated from Leonia (N.J.) High School
Married: March 29, 1937, to James Greed in Palisades Park, N.J. He preceded her in death
Lived in Palisades Park, N.J., and Hillsdale, N.J. She was employed by Fleming H. Revell bookselling company in Westwood, N.J., as the head of accounting
Survivors include son, James Jr. of Angels Camp, Calif.; daughters, Winifred Straub of Lafayette, N.J., and Elizabeth Peck of Elm Creek; sister, Agnes Kearns; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Michael, granddaughter, Deirdre J. Peck; brothers, Joseph and John Kearns; and sister, Winifred Montes
Kearney Hub, 5 December, 2005

ROBINSON, Allen Joseph , 65, of Kearney died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at his home
Services: Thursday, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bertrand
Burial: Highland Cemetery in Bertrand
Mortuary: Sandstrom, Bertrand
A memorial has been established
Born March 13, 1940, in Kearney
Parents: Joseph and Nora (Livingstone) Robinson
Attended school in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School in 1957; attended Kearney State College, received his teaching degree
Married: Aug. 13, 1962, to Jane Nelson
Lived in Lexington and Aurora; taught biology and math; later moved to Bertrand, and farmed there; later became a rural letter carrier in the Oxford area
Activities: greatest love was farming and his livestock; enjoyed his grandchildren's activities, especially Elkhorn Antler football games; served on various boards, including the Bertrand School Board, Bertrand Co-op Oil, Tri Basin NRD and Holdrege Memorial Homes; also enjoyed coaching Pee-Wee baseball; was a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association
Survivors include his wife; sons, Mark and Wade, both of Elkhorn, and Kirk of Kearney; daughters, Patricia and Angela, both of Holdrege, and Robin Schutt of Grand Island; a brother; and sister, Nancy Grapes of Kearney; also daughters-in-law, Gretchen and Vicki, both of Elkhorn; son-in-law, Ken Schutt of Grand Island; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Tyler, Trevor and Ashley Robinson, all of Elkhorn, and Rachel Robinson and Brittany Vokovan, both of Holdrege; brother-in-law, Jim Grapes of Kearney; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Brian
Kearney Hub, 5 December, 2005

GODZIEMSKI, Frances, 84, of Kearney died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at her home
Services: Saturday, Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials to the Mount Carmel Home Keen's Memorial in Kearney or the American Diabetes Association
Born May 31, 1921, in New York City
Parents: Lawrence and Mary (Jasinski) Pietras
Grew up in Bronx, received her education in the New York City school system
Married: Oct. 16, 1943, to Stephen Godziemski in Bronx, N.Y. He died in 2001
Lived in Bronx, worked at the Lavelle School for the Blind in New York; after retiring, moved to Kearney in 1983 to be near children
Activities: member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church; member of the Third Order of the Carmelites; hobbies included knitting, sewing, embroidery, making rosaries for missions and gardening
Survivors include her daughters, Stephanie Godziemski of Omaha and Joanna Godziemski of Kearney; and son, Raymond of Durham, N.C. Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Leo and Edward Pietras; and sister, Helen Dekonski
Kearney Hub, 9 December, 2005

EILERS, Janice Lynn, 55, of Ocean Shores, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle
Memorial service: Dec. 5, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ocean Shores
Mortuary: Fern Hill Funeral Home of Aberdeen
Born Oct. 4, 1950, in Seattle
Parents: Raymond and Jean Wiseman
Married: July 20, 1968, to John Eilers in Honolulu
Survivors include her husband; son, Bradley of Aberdeen; daughter, Joely of Ocean Shores; her mother of Aberdeen; brother, Randy Wiseman of Hoquiam; and sisters, Dawn Aders of Utah and Becky of Aberdeen; also daughter-in-law, Karla of Aberdeen; parents-in-law, John and LaDonna Eilers of Kearney; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ron and Judy Eilers of Kearney; numerous nieces and nephews; friends; and extended family
Kearney Hub, 9 December, 2005

GRACZYK, Sherry J., 50, of Miller died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, east of Minden
Services: Tuesday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Ravenna Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen of Ravenna and O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel in Kearney
Born Oct. 23, 1955, in Kearney
Parents: Harold and Maxine (Kirschner) Vogt
Lived in Miller, moved to Ravenna at age 5; graduated from Ravenna High School in 1974
Married: Sept. 20, 1975, to James Graczyk in Ravenna
Lived in the Sumner and Miller area; in Miller for the last 27 years
Was a part-time postal carrier in Amherst; worked for Wal-Mart in Kearney for 13 years
Activities: enjoyed spending time with family, friends and her first-born grandson, Ashtian; member of St. John's Capistran Catholic Church in Amherst and the Altar Society; enjoyed cross-stitching, crossword puzzles, reading; participated in a Stampin' Up Club in Kearney with her daughters
Survivors include her husband, James of Miller; daughters, Jennifer Graczyk of Miller, Theresa Ciemnoczolowski and husband Joe of Minden, Amanda Nielsen and husband Anson of Minden and Melissa Graczyk of Kearney; son, Matthew Graczyk of Hastings; brothers, Larry Vogt and Ron Vogt and wife Cheryl, all of Ravenna; sisters, Karen Vogt of Kearney, Connie Corbin and husband Mel of Ravenna, Bonnie Konert and husband Jerry of Columbus; mother, Maxine Vogt of Ravenna; and grandson, Ashtian Nielsen
Was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Gerald Vogt
Kearney Hub, 9 December, 2005

DeLaCRUZ, Fernando, 78, of Kearney died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Services and burial: Pensacola, Fla.
Born May 30, 1927, in San Marceloni, Zambales, Philippines
Parents: Francisco and Delmacia (Obrero) de la Cruz
Married: June 5, 1955, to Edith Sheppard
Survivors include: sons, Robert and John, both of Pensacola; daughter, Andrea Vaughn of Fremont; brothers, Antonio of Burbank, Calif., Victor of Olangapo City, Philippines, and Reden of Oakland, Calif.; sisters, Flordelita Paje of San Diego and Amelda de Guzman of Olangapo City; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 10 December, 2005

SHULTZ, L. Jeannie, 68, of Kearney died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Memorial services: later
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Born May 21, 1937, in North Platte
Parents: George and Lora (Potter) Bostwick
Graduated from North Platte High School, 1955; attended Kearney State College
Married: April 23, 1955, to Gerald Shultz in Grand Island. He died March 20, 2002
Moved to Kearney in 1962; owned and operated Aztec Imports for several years
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney, was active in the Brain Injury Association Support Group, served on the Buffalo County Election Board for several years, was past assistant leader for the Boy Scout and the Girl Scouts, was a 4-H leader, belonged to bridge clubs and was active in cancer support groups; loved being with her family, friends, her two little dogs, working with her houseplants and traveling with her husband; bravely fought her battle with breast cancer
Survivors include her son, Dirk of Kearney; daughter, Debra Schubert of Oshkosh; brothers, George Bostwick of Denver and Dick Bostwick of Lincoln; sister, Beth Miller of Oshkosh; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Don Schubert of Oshkosh and Rick Thompson and wife, Mary of Crawford; brother-in-law, Arthur Miller of Oshkosh; sister-in-law, Marilyn Bostwick of Denver; and Dick's special friend, Linda Hoy of Lincoln
Was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Diane Thompson, her parents and a sister, Lois Thornsbury
Kearney Hub, 12 December, 2005

RAYBURN, Dale, 80, of Gibbon died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at Gibbon Good Samaritan Center
Services: Wednesday, Faith United Methodist Church in Gibbon
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon. Mortuary: Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann
Memorials to the church or the Gibbon Volunteer Fire Department
Born Dec. 11, 1925, in Gibbon
Parents: Vernon and Nina (Klophenstein) Rayburn
Attended Gibbon Public School; lived his entire life in Gibbon
Married: July 2, 1945, to Dorothy Marrs in St. Francis, Kan.
Was a very successful businessman; began business with one Ford truck, hauling ice to his mother's caf‚ and coal to many others; business grew to 12 trucks and 26 trailers hauling hogs, cattle and turkeys across Nebraska and many surrounding states; retired 1998; also owned an oil factory in Omaha; was named "Oil Man of the Year" by the American Petroleum Association
Activities: was on the Gibbon School Board, was an executive on the Exchange Bank board, both for eight years; member of Faith United Methodist Church; favorite hobby was flying, logged more than 1,000 hours in the air; member of the International Flying Farmers Association; enjoyed spending time with his family; enjoyed traveling
Survivors include his wife; sons, Richard and John, both of Gibbon; brother, Keith of Gibbon; and sister, Ada Belle Smith of Kearney; also daughters-in-law, Patricia and Janice, both of Gibbon; grandchildren, Jim Rayburn of Shelton, David Rayburn of Elm Creek and Dawn Westland of Pleasanton; Jason Rayburn of Gibbon and Jami Rayburn of Omaha; and five great-grandsons
Was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law
Kearney Hub, 14 December, 2005

GIFFORD, Patrick F., 52, of Broken Bow, formerly of Kearney, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at his home
Services: Thursday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the donor's choice
Born May 12, 1953, in Kearney
Parents: Robert Eugene and Doneta Mae (Best) Gifford
Grew up in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School in 1971
Worked for Wasson Floors; later worked as a roofer for various companies; moved to Broken Bow, worked for Gifford Roofing, in the early 1990s
Activities: enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, art and pottery; was very artistic
Survivors: mother of Kearney; brothers, Mark, John and Mick, all of Kearney; and sisters, Roberta Wiles and Mary, both of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his father; brother, Tim; and his grandparents
Kearney Hub, 14 December, 2005

KARSTEN, Robert L. "Bob", 64, of Kearney died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, First Baptist Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Born May 29, 1941, in Pleasanton
Parents: Albert and Helen (Hitzelberger) Karsten
Grew up in Pleasanton; graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1958
Married: Nov. 10, 1962, to Sandra Lewis
Moved to Kearney: established Karsten Floor Service, 1966
Activities: attended First Baptist Church in Kearney; past member of the Elks; especially enjoyed working on old cars; member of the Oldsmobile Car Club.; enjoyed golfing and spending time with his children and grandchildren
Survivors include his wife of Kearney; sons, Darrin of Kearney and Scott of Severn, Md.; daughter, Krystal Moffett of Kearney; and three brothers, LeRoy Lammers of Kearney, Melvin Lammers of Orlando, Fla., and Eugene of Greeley, Colo.; also son-in-law, Jim Moffett of Kearney; daughter-in-law, Julie Karsten of Kearney; Scott's special friend, Stormy Liddick of Severn; sisters-in-law, Norma Lammers of Kearney, Ruby Lammers of Orlando and Verla Karsten of Greeley; and grandchildren, Drew and Derek Karsten and Trae and Paige Moffett
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 14 December, 2005

KROTZ, Derrald E., 70, of Carrollton, Texas, formerly of the Kearney, Neb., area, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, in Dallas
Services: Wednesday, Restland Memorial Chapel in Dallas
Burial: Restland Memorial Park
Mortuary: Restland Funeral Home
Memorials: American Lung Association or American Heart Association
Born Sept. 20, 1935, in Amherst, Neb.
Parents: Albert and Leola (Hopwood) Krotz
Married: 1960, to his childhood sweetheart; lived in the Kearney area
Worked for Mack Truck for 39 years as a truck mechanic
Military: U.S. Air Force; served in the Korean Conflict
Activities: enjoyed gardening and a good day of football
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; children, Lynne Krotz, Lisa McCurdy and Laura Hall; and brother, Doyle; also sons-in-law, Allen McCurdy and Carl Hall; grandchildren, Amber, Mary, Haley and Trey Hall and Cody and Michelle McCurdy; sisters-in-law, Vivian Edwards and husband Leonard, Waunita Delaet and husband Ronald, Ann Aycock, Ruby Kersting and husband Fred, and Lila Axtell; brothers-in-law, Raymond Axtell and wife Karen, Donald Axtell and wife Ginger, and Robert Axtell and wife Gayle
Kearney Hub, 13 December, 2005

LAURICH, LaVon, 79, of Ruffsvale, Pennsylvania, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at her home
Services Dec. 12 in Ruffsville
Born Nov. 4, 1926, in Kearney
Parents: Fred and Bess (Ortley) Pratt
Graduated from Kearney High School
Married: Nov. 19, 1944, to Ernest Pratt in Kansas. He preceded her in death
Survivors include: sons, Jerry of Tennessee and Fred of Pittsburgh; daughter, Jo Lynn DeRienzo of Ruffsville; sisters, Marjorie Stover and Audrey Hendrickson, both of Kearney; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers
Kearney Hub, 13 December, 2005

ALBRIGHT, M. Irene, 87, of Kearney, formerly of Amherst, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at her home
Services: Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst
Burial: Stanley Cemetery, Amherst
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst
Born March 6, 1918, in Wilsonville
Parents: Ralph and Ima (Brown) Johnson
Grew up in Wilsonville, graduated from Wilsonville High School as the valedictorian in 1936
Taught rural school in the Wilsonville area, then attended Kearney Normal School; taught in Hazard and then Amherst
Married: Aug. 25, 1943, to Carl Albright in Wilsonville
Farmed west of Amherst, moved to Amherst in 1967; later worked in food service at Kearney State College; retired in 1981
Activities: member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst, Trinity Ladies Aid and Trinity Lutheran Women's Missionary League, and was a Stonecroft Bible Study leader; member of the Amherst Extension Club; enjoyed traveling and spending time with children and grandchildren
Survivors include her husband, of Amherst; son, Paul of Weston, Wis.; daughters, Mary Morgan and Colleen, both of Overland Park, Kan., Margaret Beckwith of Fremont, Virginia Unick of Kearney and Emily Specht of Valencia, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Dan Beckwith of Fremont, Bob Morgan of Overland Park, Bob Unick of Kearney and Gig Specht of Valencia; and daughter-in-law, Linda Albright of Weston, Wis.
Was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers
Kearney Hub, 15 December, 2005

CLYNE, Jessica, 18, of Kearney died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, as the result of a motor vehicle accident near Hastings
Services: Monday, St. John's Catholic Church in Minden
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials to the Jessica Clyne Memorial Scholarship Fund
Born Aug. 23, 1987, in Lincoln
Parents: Jerome and Michelle (Cook) Clyne
Spent most of her life in Kearney; graduated from Pleasant Hill Elementary School; on May 8, 2005, graduated from Kearney Catholic High School; was a first-semester student at Central Community College in Hastings
She is survived by her parents, of Kearney; sister, Jerilynn of Kearney; and grandparents, Colleen Cook of Kearney and Jack and Marilynn Hoenig of Lincoln; also uncles, Doug Cook of Gibbon, Scott Cook of Milwaukee, Don Cook, Kurt Clyne and wife, Deb, Eric Clyne and wife, Kathy, and Patrick Clyne and wife, Kris, all of Lincoln, John Clyne and wife, Nancy, of Texas, and Tom Clyne and wife, Cecilia, of Colorado; aunts, Jodi Cook of Kearney, Pam Edwards and husband, Mike, Coni Neurenberger, and Dianna Clyne and friend Jerry Smith, all of Lincoln, and Becky Clyne of Colorado; and many cousins, friends, and loved ones
Was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Robert T. Cook and John C. Clyne
Kearney Hub, 17 December, 2005

SMITH, Robert Leroy, 78, of Kearney died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Services: Dec. 13, Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth
Burial was at Ainsworth Cemetery
Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Elsmere
Parents: Ervin and Edith (Poore) Smith
Married: June 5, 1955, to Eleanor Luther in Ainsworth
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Bobbi Isom and Janet Henne, both of North Platte; brothers, Ron of Beatrice and Jerry of Intercession, Fla.; sister, Alice Hill of Kilgore; and seven grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 15 December, 2005

EASTERBROOK, Carl, 89, of Heritage New Tradition in Sun City West, Arizona, died of cancer Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Sun Health Hospice
Services: Jan. 6, Willowbrook Methodist Church in Sun City, Ariz.
Memorials to the Dr. Carl Easterbrook Memorial Fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation
Born July 28, 1916, in Arcadia, Neb.
Parents: Arthur and Lula (Picket) Easterbrook
Father was a farmer and banker Grew up in Arcadia, graduated from high school in 1935; higher education started in Hastings, Neb., with a bachelor of arts degree from Hastings College; later earned his doctorate at University of Northern Colorado
Married: 1940, to Helen Marsh
Taught music in Arcadia, Elko, and Loup City, Nebraska
Joined the music faculty of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1959; spent the rest of his career there; retired as a full professor in 1983
Composed what became the Nebraska Navy society's official song, acknowledging in melody that The Nebraska Navy had no ships and no sea
Moved to Arizona, 1994; affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church in Sun City; sang and soloed with the Arizona Masterworks Chorale, the West Valley Chorale (formerly the Symphonic Chorus), and the Voices of Van Ornam. He founded and directed two men's singing groups, the Balladeers and the Heritage Men's Glee Club, for which he often wrote his own arrangements
Survivors include: wife; and daughter, Leslie Easterbrook of Tarzana, Calif.; also son-in-law, Daniel Wilcox of Tarzana
Was preceded in death by his sisters, Mildred "Mic" Camp, Gladys "Tops" Masters and Doris "Dodie" Beindorff; and brother, Paul Easterbrook
Kearney Hub, 16 December, 2005

NORMAN, Luella Linda, 87, of Kearney died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, United Methodist Church in Ragan
Burial: Freewater Cemetery in Ragan
Mortuary: Banta-Torrey in Wilcox
A memorial has been established
Born: Sept. 10, 1918, in Wilcox
Parents: Henry and Minnie (Titkemeier) Heidemann
Was baptized as an infant in 1918; confirmed in 1932 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wilcox; attended St. John's Parochial School through the eighth grade and high school in Wilcox through the 11th grade
Married: Sept. 24, 1939, to George Norman at her parents' home south of Wilcox; celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1989 and their 60th anniversary in 1999; he died March 1, 2001
Lived in the Wilcox and Ragan areas; moved to Southview Village in Kearney in December 1995
Activities: member of the United Methodist Church in Ragan, a neighborhood women's club in the Regan area; had served on the election board for many years; did baby-sitting for several families from the 1960s to the 1980s; also did sewing, mending and quilting, making quilts for all of her grandchildren
Survivors include a son, Kent of Wilcox; daughters, Connie Dake of Beatrice, Imogene Johnson of Kearney and Aileen Blank of Wilcox; and sisters, Edna Ziebarth of Blackfoot, Idaho, Lydia Schepler of Minden, Loretta Triplett of Kearney and LaVon Post of Oklahoma City; also sons-in-law, Vance Dake of Beatrice, Harold Johnson of Kearney and Roger Blank of Wilcox; daughter-in-law, Kathy Norman of Wilcox; brothers-in-law, Lee Triplett of Kearney and LaMoyne Post of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, John and Margaret Potts of Azle, Texas, Alan and Francine Dake of Gardner, Kan., Phillip Dake of Lincoln, Jason and Gina Johnson of Albuquerque, Wade and Angela Johnson of Dacono, Colo., Kevin and Megan Albrecht of Kearney, Brett Blank of Wilcox, Russell and Melanie Bergsten of Kearney and Shanda Norman of Holdrege; great-grandchildren, Michelle, John and Mary Potts of Azle, Theron and Quinlan Dake of Gardner, Elijah and Evan Dake of Lincoln, Jordyn Johnson of Dacono and Kasey and Austin Albrecht of Kearney; other relatives; and many friends
Was preceded in death by her father June 7, 1978; her mother July 4, 1979; her husband; brother, Willis Heidemann and his wives Vivian and Delores; sister, Eleanore Johnson and her husband James; and brothers-in-law, August Ziebarth, Ernest Schepler and Lawrence Reiss
Kearney Hub, 19 December, 2005

WACHHOLTZ, Roger, 50, of Osmond, formerly of Kearney, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, near Foster
Services: Wednesday, Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce
Burial: Prospect View Cemetery in Pierce
Born June 5, 1955, in Norfolk
Parents: Fred and Helen (Breyer) Wachholtz
Survivors include his parents of Pierce; and brothers, Larry of Pierce and Keith of Longmont, Colo.
Kearney Hub, 20 December, 2005

JOURNEY, Sham, 24, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, in Omaha
[Killed during an armed robbery at his place of employment]
Services: Saturday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials to the family
Born Jan. 14, 1981, in Kearney
Parents: Fred and Judy (Dietz) Journey
Attended Kearney Public Schools; later received his GED; moved to Fort Wayne then back to Omaha about a year ago; was manager of a tobacco outlet store
Activities: hobbies included music, movies, writing and drawing; was an avid Johnny Cash fan
Survivors include his mother of Fort Wayne, Ind.; daughter, Alexandria Corall of Phoenix; brother, Forrest Bowden of Lowell, Mich.; sisters, Tammy Lengel of Lincoln, Barbara Dunbar of Omaha, Angie Scherbarth and Kimberly Scherbarth, both of Milwaukee, and Tracey Wach of Kearney; and grandparents, Dale and Maxine Phillips of Holdrege; also fianc‚e, Becca Grande of Omaha, expecting a child in May
Was preceded in death by his father, sister, brother, two nephews and a niece
Kearney Hub, 23 December, 2005

ARTMAN, John C., 81, of Hays, Kansas, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at Hays Medical Center
Services: Monday , St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Hays
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Neb.
Mortuary: Cline's of Hays
Memorials to the St. Michael's Episcopal Church Organ Fund
Born Jan. 5, 1924, in Goff, Kansas
Parents: Walter and Mary (Springer) Artman. Grew up in Marysville, Kansas, and Kearney; graduated from Kearney High School in 1942
Lived in Louisville, Ky., Kansas City, Denver and Hays
Married: June 3, 1945, to Isabella Wilder in Kearney
Military: entered US Army, 1943, was trained as a physician, and graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School in 1945; was awarded Alpha Omega Alpha, national medical honors society, during his junior year; commissioned in the Army Medical Corps as a lieutenant; served in the U.S. Navy as examining physician for recruits in the four-state Rocky Mountain region; during the Korean Conflict, served on the hospital ship Haven in Inchon harbor giving anesthetics
Began his practice of general medicine in Hays, 1950; taught nurses training classes at Fort Hays State College; returned to training in 1973 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to specialize in anesthesia; then practiced anesthesia exclusively until 1985, when he retired
Activities: member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Hays and a past member of Rotary International
Survivors include his wife; son, John of Lynnwood, Wash.; and daughters, Cyndi Hartman of Omaha, Neb., Pam of Joplin, Mo., and Christine Hundley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; also daughter-in-law, Eleanor of Lynwood; son-in-law, Herbert Hartman Jr. of Omaha; and grandchildren, April Hartman, Herbert Hartman III and Shane Hundley
Was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Allan Artman; and sister, Mary Lou Thomas
Kearney Hub, 23 December, 2005

WHITESEL, Lyle Arthur, 71, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., formerly of Miller, Neb., died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at the San Luis Obispo extended-care facility
Services: Jan. 7, Atascadero, Calif., United Methodist Church
Memorials to the Heifer Project International
Born Oct. 5, 1934, in Miller
Parents: Art and Helen Whitesel
Completed his master's degree in English literature at the University of Colorado at Greeley; taught public school for 37 years, with the majority of his career at Paradise High School in Paradise, Calif.
Married: Marian, 39 years ago
Activities: active in Paradise United Methodist Church, attended the Atascadero United Methodist Church for several years
Survivors include his wife and daughters, Teresa Navarro of San Luis Obispo and Denise Mallek of Washougal, Wash.; also sons-in-law, Tony and Eric; three grandchildren, Matthew, Daniel and Mariana; and many loving friends and extended family

Kearney Hub, 24 December, 2005

STAHN, Sharee L., 58, of Grand Island died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center
Graveside services: Monday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Cairo
Mortuary: Apfel, in Grand Island
Memorials to the family
Born Dec. 5, 1947, in Sidney
Parents: Joseph and Elsie (Allen) Neemann
Grew up in the Shelton and Kearney area
Married: Oct. 8, 1972, to William Stahn at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island
Lived in Grand Island; enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren
Survivors include her husband; son, Ty of Central City; daughter, JoAnna Berg of Central City; and her father and stepmother, Joe and Verla Neemann of Kearney; also son-in-law, Calvin Berg of Central City; daughter-in-law, Sherree Stahn of Central City; and grandchildren, Eric, Chelsie, Ashley, Shane and Hayley
Was preceded in death by her mother and one brother, Larry Neemann
Kearney Hub, 24 December, 2005

CLARK, Ida "Arlene", 76, of Cary, North Carolina, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Heartfield's Assisted Living in Cary, N.C.
Services: Wednesday, Dec.28, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials to Family of Christ Lutheran Church
Born March 6, 1929, in Kearney
Parents: Myron and Sophia (Nelsen) Morris
Grew up in Kearney; graduated from Riverdale (Neb.) High School in 1946; moved to Portland, Ore., in 1949; moved back to Kearney in 1959
Married: April 13, 1963, to Lavern Clark in Grand Island, Neb. He preceded her in death
Lived in Kearney; was a homemaker, also worked as a housekeeper at Good Samaritan Hospital for 14 years; retired in 1997; recently moved to Cary to be near her daughter, Valerie
Activities: member of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Kearney; enjoyed sewing
Survivors include her daughters, Valerie Kielty of Apex and Loan Eby of Papillion, Neb.; and brother, Monroe Morris of Portland, Ore.; also sons-in-law, Kevin Kielty of Apex and Kelly Eby of Papillion; granddaughter, Morgan Eby of Papillion; and several nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Myron and George Morris; sisters, Lucille Pollack, Edna Koon, Margarite Ayres and Loretta Morris; half sister, Lamora Schlattman; and half brother, Bede Morris
Kearney Hub, 27 December, 2005

WILLIS, Neica Mae, 63, of Kearney died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Saturday, Faith United Methodist Church
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials to Christ Is the Lord Ministries, Kearney, or to the family
Born May 13, 1942, in Rexburg, Idaho
Parents: Lester and Pauline (Brotherton) Binkley
Lived in Ashton, Blackfoot and Priest River, Idaho; graduated from high school in 1960, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Parents died while she was in high school; lived in Idaho Falls with an uncle and aunt, Ken and Dorothy Burns; attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City
Married: Feb. 4, 1961, to C.J. Willis in Idaho Falls, Idaho
Lived in Salt Lake City; moved to Albuquerque, N.M. later in 1961; moved to Oklahoma; husband entered the full-time ministry in 1968; served churches near Hydro, Okla., and in Eakly and Sayre, Okla.; took courses to become a lab and X-ray technician; worked in the lab and X-ray department at the local hospital
Lived in Davenport, Omaha and Kearney
Operated a small craft business called Something Special; worked at the Kearney Hub in 1999, became news clerk, 2001
Activities: member of Faith United Methodist Church in Kearney; held offices in the United Methodist Women; was musically involved in each community and church they served; enjoyed crafts, music, playing cards and attending sporting events in which family members participated
Survivors include: husband; son, Larry of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and daughters, Sandra Nejezchleb of Glenvil, Barbara Harrington of Phoenix and Patricia Tuma of Chanute, Kan.; also daughter-in-law, Lisa Willis of Council Bluffs; sons-in-law, Lyle Nejezchleb of Glenvil, Walter Harrington III of Phoenix and Mike Tuma of Chanute; grandchildren, Jessica and Rebecca Dumler, Eric and Maria Nejezchleb, Jessica, Jamie, Samantha and Walter IV Harrington, Houston and Chase Purcell, Jordan and Shae Tuma and Brittney and Tristan Willis; great-grandson, Judd Alberts; and her uncle, Ken Burns of Idaho Falls
Was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert, who died at age 3
Kearney Hub, 29 December, 2005

BALBACH, Evelyn Kay, 65, of Phillipsburg, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at her home
Services: Monday, Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel in Phillipsburg
Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Phillipsburg
Memorial service: Tuesday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kearney
Born Aug. 18, 1940, in Natoma
Parents: Floyd and Evan (Kirkendall) Beisner
Married: Dec. 27, 1960, to Roydean Balbach in Logan. He died June 23, 1998
Survivors include: son, Mike of Wichita; daughters, Karrie of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Nickey of Nashville, Tenn., Fonda Fisher of Amherst, Neb., Chandra Mason of Western, Neb., and Pam Hemphill of Ravenna, Neb.; brother, Delbert Beisner of Phillipsburg; sisters, Anita Bubier of Virginia, Phyllis Kennedy and Joyce Rupp, both of Phillipsburg, Linda Getty of Texas and Donna Wodecki of Massachusetts; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 28 December, 2005
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