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SOHRWEID, Dwayne "Satch" R., 67, of Sargent, formerly of Amherst, Axtell and Kearney, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Memorial services: Thursday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials to the family
Born Nov. 30, 1938, north of Amherst
Parents: William and Gertrude (Steinhauser) Sohrweid
Graduated from Amherst High School in 1956
Lived in Amherst, Axtell and Kearney; moved to the Sargent area in 1989, owned Satch's Restaurant; retired in 2004; was co-owner of Nebraska Irrigation Engineering Inc. with Allen ZumBrunnen until 1983
Survivors include his daughter, Michalle Milsap of Grand Island; brother, Howard Sohrweid of Amherst; and longtime friend, Rebecca Sohrweid of Sargent; also grandchildren, Sarah, Jordan and Adam Milsap of Grand Island; nephews, Troy and Tyler ZumBrunnen and Don Sohrweid; and niece, Anne ZumBrunnen
Was preceded in death by a son, Michel, April 22, 1989, a niece, Judy Sohrweid; and his parents
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JOURNEY, Albert "Boots" T. Sr., 74, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, in Lincoln
Services: Wednesday, Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home in Lincoln
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials to the family
Born Sept. 3, 1931, in Kearney
Parents: Emory and Hazel (League) Journey
Married Joan Rustermier
Was involved with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars; enjoyed fishing, bingo and playing cards
Survivors include his wife; sons, Albert Jr. of Lincoln and Robert of Malcolm; daughters, Rebecca Journey and LuAnn Thomsen, both of Lincoln; brothers, Lawrence and Richard, both of Kearney; and sisters, Pat Wampole and Bonnie Feistman, both of Kearney; also grandchildren, Trina Journey, Derek Journey, Kayla Journey, Lindsey Thomsen-Knopp, Brittanie Thomsen, Zach Smathers, Nicole Smathers, Crystal Knight, Amber Knight, Marcus Miller, Zach Miller and Ali Miller; sisters-in-law, Joan Journey, Pat Journey and Ilene Journey, all of Kearney; Albert's girlfriend, Tina Miller; LuAnn's boyfriend, Fred Knight; Robert's girlfriend, Laurie Smathers; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters
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KUEBLER, Eunice V., 92, of Kearney died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of Gabriel Angus, a great-grandson who is battling leukemia
Born Aug. 13, 1913, in Pecks Grove
Parents: John and Frances (Hanneman) Bosshamer
Graduated from Amherst High School, 1930
Married: March 3, 1935, to Norris Kuebler in Amherst. He died April 16, 2000
With husband, farmed southwest of Amherst; moved to their farm northwest of Kearney in 1942
Activities: member of Zion Lutheran Church until transferring to Holy Cross; 4-H leader for several years
Survivors include her sons, William of Moville, Iowa, and Keith of Kearney; daughters, Marie Hasbargen of Avon, Minn., and Lucille Ehresman of San Marcos, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Jane Logan-Kuebler of Moville and Jan Kuebler of Kearney; and sons-in-law, Roy Hasbargen of Avon and Charles Ehresman of San Marcos
Was preceded in death by her husband, a great-grandson and a brother
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COPLEY, Laura Jane, 86, of Kearney died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at St. Luke's Center
Memorial services: Saturday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Fort Worth, Texas
Mortuary: Godberson Mortuary of Gibbon/Shelton
Memorials: First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir
Born July 16, 1919, in Stromsburg
Parents: Carl and Mabel (Johnson) Jacobson
Grew up in Stromsburg; graduated from Stromsburg High School in 1936; attended Hastings College, graduated in 1940 with a bachelor of arts degree
Taught vocal music in Tekamah, Elkhorn and Central City
Married: June 27, 1942, to Robert Copley in Las Vegas. He died in 1998
Lived in various states and in England, where his U.S. Air Force career took them; taught preschool children at the air bases where they were stationed; retired in Fort Worth in 1947; after husband's death, moved to Prairie View Gardens in Kearney
Activities: member of Ridgemont Presbyterian Church choir, maintained a large voice and piano class and was active in two musical clubs while in Fort Worth; in Kearney, sang in the First United Methodist choir
Survivors include her sister, Doris Ganz of Kearney; also sister-in-law, Marcy Jacobson of York; eight nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews
Was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brother, Carl Jacobson Jr.; and sister, Marion Teegerstrom
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FOX, Clifford R. Sr., 95, of Kearney died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at his home
Services: Friday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: Kearney Volunteer Fire Department or the donor's choice
Born Feb. 17, 1911, in Kearney
Parents: James and Tencie (Teller) Fox
Was raised on a farm near Elm Creek; graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1928
Married: 1937, to Dorothy Lindenstein in Franklin. She died June 28, 1974
Married: October 1979, to Charlott Thuman in Kearney. She died in June 1987
Farmed for 16 years, operated a corn sheller and fleet of trucks for 13 years, owned and operated Fox Hole Pool Hall in Kearney, and built and operated Buffalo Ridge Golf Course until 1993 when he sold it to his son
Activities: member of the United Methodist Church in Elm Creek and a past member of Kearney Elks Lodge and Eagles Club; avid gardener and enjoyed fishing, bowling, woodworking and playing pool and cards
Survivors include his sons, C. Ron of Kearney and Larry of Gibbon; daughter, Carol Olsen of Minden; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; also daughters-in-law, Dorothy Fox of Kearney and Karen Fox of Gibbon; and one foster granddaughter and family
Was preceded in death by his wives; his parents; six sisters; three brothers; and son-in-law, Duane Olsen
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MONASMITH, Vernon Eugene "Gene", 84, of Kearney, Neb., died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at Life Care Center in Greeley, Colorado
Services: Friday, First United Methodist Church, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military rites
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: the church or the Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice program
Born July 11, 1921, in Topeka, Kan.
Parents: Merle and Laura (Whiteman) Monasmith
Moved to Phoenix, attended school through the sixth grade; moved to Kearney in 1935; graduated from Longfellow High School
Military: Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Halsey, July 2, 1940, - Dec. 10, 1941; U.S. Army, Aug. 5, 1942, - Oct. 31, 1945; earned four battle stars for campaigns in Tunisia in North Africa, Naples-Fogia, Rome, Arno and North Apennines in Italy; after discharge from the Army, attended Kearney State Teachers College on the GI Bill
Married: May 23, 1947, to Isabelle Thomas in Phillipsburg, Kan. She died Nov. 11, 1999
Worked in construction for seven years, then for the city of Kearney Street Department, 1955 - 1961, then for the city Maintenance Department; retired Jan. 31, 1991
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church, Kearney Elks Lodge 984, the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, VFW Post 759 and American Legion Post 52
Survivors include his brother, Thomas of Broomfield; half sister, Sally Rice of Kearney; and eight great-grandchildren; also grandson, Scott Monasmith of Pacific, Mo.; and a granddaughter, Stacy Guerrero of Greeley
Was preceded in death by his wife, and a son, Thomas, on Aug. 14, 1976.
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SCHROER, Melvin, 75, of Kearney died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military honors
Born Oct. 8, 1930, in Kearney
Parents: Charlie and Bette (Fox) Schroer
Grew up in Kearney, received his education from Hartman School
Married: June 16, 1948, to Elenor Gardner in Wray, Colo.
Military: U.S. Navy, Nov. 8, 1951, - Nov. 7, 1955; served during the Korean War
Lived in Kearney, he worked at Central Market; also lived in Salina, Kan., for three years; moved back to Kearney, was self-employed; retired in 1994
Activities: member of the Eagles Club, VFW Post 759 and American Legion Post 52
Survivors include his wife; son, Lohn of Kearney; daughter, Susan of Hastings; brothers, Fay and Don, both of Kearney, and Elmer of Gibbon; and sister, Minnie Ingram; also daughter-in-law, Terri Schroer of Kearney; grandson, Kody; and granddaughters, Courtney, Amanda, Alicia and Andrea
Was preceded in death by his brother, Everet Schroer, and sister, Liona O'Neill
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ZOFFKA, Virginia J., 86, of Holdrege, formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege
Graveside services: Friday, Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel of Kearney
Born Jan. 16, 1920, in Grand Island
Parents: George and Pearl (Prather) Zimmerman
Graduated from Grand Island High School; lived in Denver; moved to Kearney in 1980; worked at Head Start in Kearney and in food service at Good Samaritan Hospital for more than five years
Survivors include her daughter, Amy Desbien of Imperial Beach, Calif.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild
Was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters
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WRIGHT, Lois, 88, of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, formerly of Gibbon, Neb., died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, in Wheat Ridge. Services: Thursday, Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon
Mortuary: Aspen Mortuaries of Lakewood, Colorado
Born Jan. 20, 1918, in Gibbon
Parents: Sylvester and Mary (Keechler) Wright
Married: Sept. 27, 1935, to William Wright Jr. in Kearney. He died June 17, 1986
Survivors include her sons, Jack and Marty, both of Commerce City; daughters, Connie Smith of Westminster and Trudy Smith of Commerce City; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild
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MILLER, Larry L., 64, of Gering died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff
Services: Monday, First United Methodist Church in Gering
Burial: Minden Cemetery
Mortuary: Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff
Memorial: The Larry L. Miller memorial fund for the National Studebaker Museum and Studebaker Drivers Club
Born Dec. 21, 1941, in Campbell
Parents: Bernard and Mary (Portz) Miller
Was raised on the family farm, attended country school for one year before graduating from Campbell High School in 1959.; worked in Kearney and Hastings
Military: U.S. Army National Guard; stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Married: Sept. 26, 1964, to Mary Jepsen in Minden
Moved to Omaha, was employed by Skagway Department Store as a shoe buyer; moved to Scottsbluff, 1968; retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 28 years; then was employed by Procter and Gamble in retail services
Activities: lifetime member of the Studebaker Drivers Club, served on the national board of directors representing the north-central zone the past 18 years; member of the local Western Wheels Chapter and Conestoga Chapter in the Denver area; helped organize and was a charter member of the Dakotas Chapter and helped form the newly chartered Wyoming Chapter; active member of the Rollin Oldies Car Club and a member of the Scottsbluff Elks Lodge; restored many classic cars over the years, including Studebakers and Packards; prized cars were a 1938 Packard Limousine and a 1958 Studebaker Packard Hawk; won numerous awards in local, regional and national shows; was an avid supporter of Gering Organized "GO" Baseball and a former Little League baseball coach; enjoyed all sports, especially following his daughter's volleyball career at Western Nebraska Community College and the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Survivors include his wife; son, Brett of Hastings; daughter, Kristin Gottula of Kearney; brother, Phil of Wahoo; and sisters, Bernadine Anderson of Surf Side Beach, S.C., Rita Koehler of Omaha and Alice Witt of Lathrop, Mo.; also son-in-law, Todd Gottula of Kearney; sisters-in-law, Shirley Miller of Wahoo and Betty Shiers of Minden; and brother-in-law, Jack Anderson of Surf Side Beach
Was preceded in death by his parents; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Hazel and Elmer Jepsen
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CAMPBELL, Jay R., 93, of Kearney died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial: Prairie Center Cemetery at Haven's Chapel near Kearney, military rites
Memorials: Kearney Senior Hospitality Center or American Legion baseball
Born Aug. 14, 1912, in Kearney
Parents: Samuel and Maidie (Parks) Campbell
Grew up in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School in 1929
Married: Aug. 31, 1932, to Thelma Anderson in Minden. She preceded him in death
Lived and farmed north of Kearney and Odessa
Military: U.S. Army, April 15, 1944, - Dec. 4, 1945; served in the Corp of Engineers as a welder
After military service, worked as a bricklayer and general masonry contractor; retired in 1977
Activities: member of American Legion Post 52, 40 et 8, VFW Post 759, Kearney Eagles Club, Kearney Elks Lodge and the Bricklayers Union; enjoyed gardening and raising rabbits and fruit trees
Survivors include his sons, Robert of Seward and Ronald of Elm Creek; daughters, Rosella Davis of Encinitas, Calif., Maidie Peters of Kearney and Marlynne Campbell of Murrietta, Calif.; eight grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Dee Campbell of Seward and Lorraine Campbell of Elm Creek; and son-in-law, Paul Davis of Encinitas
Was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and one sister
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BELLAMY, Craig D., 90, of Newton, Iowa, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton
Services today, First Presbyterian Church in Newton
Burial: later
Mortuary: Pence-Reese, of Newton
Memorials: American Diabetes Association or Monarch Wing at Skiff Medical Center
Born Oct. 26, 1915, in Stratton, Neb.
Parents: David and Ida (Irelan) Bellamy
Graduated from Republic (Kan.) High School in 1932
Married: Oct. 26, 1938, to Cleora Ross in Stratton
Worked as a route salesman for Debus/Metz Baking Co. in Hastings, Neb., for 33 years; retired in 1983; worked in maintenance at Kearney State College for five years and at Kearney Public Schools for three years
Military: U.S. Navy for three years; World War II veteran; obtaining the rank of petty officer second class, was a machinist
Lived in Stratton, McCook, Neb., Kearney and Alamo, Texas; had lived in Newton since 1995
Activities: enjoyed music, dancing and traveling with his wife, fishing and camping; member of the Elks Club, the American Legion for 41 years and served as vice commander, BOW, Good Sams RV Club and the United Methodist Church in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; sons, Rodney of Spring, Texas, and Charles of Omaha, Neb.; daughter, Barbara Woythaler of Newton; and brother, Robert of Max, Neb.; also daughters-in-law, Marlene Bellamy of Spring and Monica Bellamy of Everett, Wash.; son-in-law, Lenny Woythaler of Newton; sister-in-law, Patricia Bellamy of Max; grandchildren, Geoff Bellamy, Carly Runestad, Justin Bellamy, Marc Bellamy, Ryan Woythaler and Andrea Bellamy; and several nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents; son, Roger Bellamy; sister, Phyllis Raichert; and brother, Stewart Bellamy
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MYERS, Elaine L., 76, of Elm Creek died Friday, March 3, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary, Kearney
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Memorials: the family
Born Nov. 10, 1929, in Kearney
Parents: Albert and Evelyn (Crouse) Rogers
Grew up and attended school in Kearney
Married: May 2, 1947, to Clifford Myers. He preceded her in death
Lived in Elm Creek where she raised her family, worked as a nanny for area families
Activities: was an avid collector, enjoyed attending garage sales and auctions; enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, whom she also helped raise
Survivors include her sons, Ed of Kearney and Steven of Lebanon, Okla.; brothers, Frank Rogers of Minden and Harold Rogers of Middleton, Idaho; sisters, Pat Tolleson of Vernal, Utah, and Betty Taylor of Sandy, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Shelly Myers of Kearney and Wanda Myers of Lebanon; sisters-in-law, Janet Rogers of Minden and Marilyn Rogers of Middleton; and son-in-law, Winston Tolleson of Vernal Was preceded in death by her husband, "Buck," two grandchildren, two sons and a daughter
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POWERS, Ramona I., 91, of Gibbon, formerly of Wood River, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at Good Samaritan Center in Gibbon
Burial: Wood River Cemetery
Mortuary: Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann of Wood River
Born Oct. 27, 1914, in Wood River
Parents: William and Lillian (White) Burmood
Married: Dec. 14, 1936, to Harold Powers in Grand Island. He died in 1979
Survivors include her son, Jerry of Grand Island; daughters, Connie O'Brien of Shelton and Barbara Gruchy of Golden, Colo.; sister, June Shunkwiler of Hemet, Calif.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren
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SPECK, Carl Edward, 92, of Scottsbluff died Friday, March 3, 2006, in Scottsbluff
Services: today, First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff
Burial of cremains: Fairview Cemetery, military honors
Mortuary: Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff
Memorials: donor's choice
Born Feb. 4, 1914, in Lexington
Parents: Eugene and Lula (Dillman) Speck
Graduated from high school in Kearney in 1931
Married: Oct. 31, 1936, to Wilma Lawson. She died in 2002
Military: U.S. Navy, 1944-1946, served during World War II on the USS Metcalf in the South Pacific as a sonarman third class
Owned and operated Speck's Truck Line in Kearney for many years; moved to North Platte in 1961, and managed Brown Transfer; retired 1976, moved to Scottsbluff to be near daughter, Jan Curtright, and her family
Activities: enjoyed art; did oil paintings, and one of his fondest memories was when he won Best of Show at an art show at the West Nebraska Art Center; was an avid reader, and enjoyed discussing current events
Survivors include his son, Ed of Cleveland; daughter, Jan Curtright of Scottsbluff; brothers, Harrison of Gulfport, Miss., and Don of North Platte; sisters, Alice Gallagher of Iowa and Angie Clough of North Platte; and 11 great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Charlotte Speck of Omaha and Sue Speck of Cleveland; son-in-law, Curt Curtright of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Todd and Julie Curtright of Elkhorn, Stacey and Brian Noss of Indiana, Tami and Todd Janicek of Bridgeport, Daren and Kari Speck of Denver and Brandon and Larissa Speck of Omaha; sisters-in-law, Arlene Speck of Gulfport and Eleanor Speck of North Platte; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends
Was preceded in death by his wife; one adult son, Lonnie; and brothers, James and Harry
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WHITE, Norman V., 64, of Kearney died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Born May 15, 1941 on a farm south of Elwood
Parents: Vernon and Ethel (Gulden) White
Graduated from Bertrand High School in 1959
Married: April 23. 1960, to Sue Fulmer in Akron, Colo.
Farmed with his father for a year; worked for Rainbow Bread and then as a supervisor for Weaver Potato Chips; owned Seven-11 convenience stores in Kemmerer and Rawlings, Wyo.
Moved back to Kearney in 1984, was a truck driver for Broadfoot Sand and Gravel; retired in 2004
Activities: enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, riding ATVs, horses and his grandchildren's activities
Survivors include his wife; son, Brad of Kearney; daughter, Brenda Paul of Kearney; and sisters, Ardith Morris of McCook, and Carol Pouk of Holdrege; also daughter-in-law, Shelly White of Kearney; son-in-law, Ron Paul of Kearney; brother-in-law, Jim Fulmer and wife, Carolyn, of Simla, Colo.; and grandchildren, Brock Paul, Breann White, Brady White and Brecken White, all of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents
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MANSFIELD, Dennis "Denny" Michael, 59, of Longmont, Colorado, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Hospice Care Center in Louisville
Services: Friday, Howe Mortuary in Longmont
Burial: Foothills Gardens of Memory
Born Nov. 29, 1946, in Cherokee, Iowa
Parents: Lawrence and Opal (Brickson) Mansfield
Married: June 21, 1997, to Joan Zimmerman
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Jamie of Golden and Angie Barrett of Parker; brothers, David of Minden, Iowa, and Steven of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren; and his first wife, Linda (Carlson) Theige
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RAMSAY, Norma Lee, 68, of Port Arthur, Texas, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur
Memorial services: today, Broussard's Mortuary in Nederland
Memorials: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Born March 23, 1937, in Hamburg, Iowa
Parents: Charles and Dorothy (Yager) Brown
Lived most of her life in Nebraska; moved to Port Arthur two years ago; was a homemaker and a member of the American Baptist faith; was married for 46 years
Survivors include her husband, George; sons, Michael of Nederland and Kenneth of Tucson, Ariz.; and brothers, Lloyd Brown of Grand Island, Neb., and James Brown of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; also daughter-in-law, Rita Ramsay of Nederland; sister-in-law, Charlotte Brown of Grand Island; and granddaughter, Amanda Ramsay of Nederland
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KREUTZER, Connie Jo, 53, of Amherst died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
Services: Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst
Burial: Immanuel Cemetery northwest of Amherst
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary, Kearney
Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church
Born: Dec. 2, 1952, in Kearney
Parents: Herbert and Ethel (Anderson) Steinhauser
Attended grade school at District 80 near Amherst; graduated from Amherst High School in 1970
Married: June 26, 1970, to Donald Kreutzer in Amherst
Lived in Oklahoma, in Kearney, 1971-1973; and in Odessa, 1973-1977; moved to the family farm north of Amherst, 1977; moved into Amherst in 1993
We worked at Liberty Cleaners; then Baldwin Manufacturing, received the Clarcor Citation; became a full-time housecleaner, cleaned homes for many people and became close to each of those families
Activities: active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst, member of the church choir; enjoyed riding on the back of her husband's motorcycle; traveled all over the United States on the motorcycle, were working on going to all 48 states; also enjoyed gardening, cooking, pets, collecting angels and camping; enjoyed her family, especially her new granddaughter
Survivors include her husband; son, Chad of Amherst; daughter, Rhonda of Lincoln; brothers, Harlan Steinhauser of Amherst and Daniel Steinhauser of Riverdale; and sister, Reva Wempen of Sumner; also daughter-in-law, Codi Kreutzer of Amherst; Rhonda's special friend, Scott Dicke of Lincoln; granddaughter, Claire Kreutzer of Amherst; sisters-in-law, Marlene Steinhauser of Amherst and Kathy Steinhauser of Riverdale; brother-in-law, Harry Wempen of Sumner; and many other relatives and friends
Was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters
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JORGENSEN, Lenora, 97, of Mineral Wells, Texas, formerly of Riverdale, Neb., died Friday, March 10, 2006, in Mineral Wells
Graveside services: Saturday, Riverdale Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney, Neb.
Memorials: the church
Born March 8, 1909, in Kearney
Parents: Frank and Minnie Weliever
Grew up in and attended school in Kearney
Married: March 8, 1928, to Ray Jorgensen in Kearney. He died in 1989
Lived in Riverdale; moved to Mineral Wells in 1999
Activities: member of First Christian Church in Kearney; past noble of the Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include her daughter, Lyndel Butcher of Mineral Wells; and brothers, Gerald Weliever of Wyoming and Cliff Weliever of Kearney; also son-in-law, Steve Butcher of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Matt Butcher of Mineral Wells and Chris Butcher of Arlington; and great-grandchildren, Sterling Butcher of Arlington and Danielle Butcher of Mineral Wells
Was preceded in death by her husband; a son, David; and six brothers and sisters
Kearney Hub, 11 March, 2006

BAUER, Lawrence Herold, 79, of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of Buffalo County, Neb., died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Tox South Hospital in Springfield
Graveside services: Monday, Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Springfield
Mortuary: Greenlawn Funeral Home South
Born Dec. 28, 1926, in Buffalo County
Parents: Herold and Lena (Thaden) Bauer
Grew up in Buffalo County, graduated from Pleasanton High School, 1944
Married: Oct. 14, 1949, to Lois Wimberly in Missouri
Military: Air Force
Graduated from college in 1969, taught high school; worked for an electric company before retiring to Springfield
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Sherrie Cogburn of Springfield and Brenda Zabowsky of Tucson, Ariz.; brothers, Donald of Amherst, Neb., and Gene of Pleasanton, Neb.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren
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NORTON, James D. "Jim", 74, of Plainville, Kan., died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday, First Christian Church, Plainville
Burial: Kansas Veterans Cemetery in WaKeeney, Kan., military honors
Mortuary: Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel in Plainville
Memorials: Jim Norton Memorial Fund in care of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel
Born June 12, 1931, in Quinter, Kan.
Parents: John and Philemena (Linenberger) Norton
Graduated from Quinter High School in 1949
Military: U.S. Army, served during the Korean War
Married: Nov. 27, 1951, to Phyllis Dunning in Hill City, Kan.
Worked in the oilfields in Hill City, Zurich, Great Bend, Atwood, Bazine and Plainville, Kan.; owned Jim Norton's Tractor Service in Plainville for more than 35 years; lived in Kearney for the past six months
Activities: attended First Christian Church in Plainville; was a member of the American Cancer Society, serving as chairman for Rooks County, Kan., for two years; the housing authority in Rooks County; and the Federal Organization of Eagles; enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, boating, camping and bowling
Survivors include his wife; and sons, Don of Plainville and Brad of Kearney; also daughters-in-law, Sheila Norton of Plainville and Connie Norton of Kearney; aunts, Rosie Deines of WaKeeney and Mary Norton of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, J.T., Samantha, Nathan, Kim and Tom; great-grandchildren, Emily and Elizabeth; and stepgrandchildren, Ashley, Bethany, William, Eric and J.P. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Pete; and a sister, Viola
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RAINES, Hermon N. "Butch" Jr., 35, of Gibbon died Thursday, March 9, 2006, as the result of a train-pedestrian accident in Gibbon
Graveside services : Arnold Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary of Kearney
Born June 15, 1970, in Miami
Parents: Hermon Sr. and Doris (McKenna) Raines
Survivors include his daughter, Rashelle of Granby, Colo.; his mother of Gibbon; sister, DeAnn Walton of Miami; and half-sister, Denise of Miami
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BEADLE, Juanita E., 93, of Kearney died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, First Christian Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: First Christian Church
Born Jan. 18, 1913, in Callaway
Parents: Roscoe and Charlotte (Daggett) Lincoln
Attended rural grade school in the Callaway area; with family moved to Kearney, went to junior high school and graduated from Kearney High School; attended Kearney Normal School, then taught in rural Buffalo County schools
Married: Dec. 24, 1936, to Glen Beadle. He died March 11, 1998
Activities: member of First Christian Church, the Church Circle, B.P.O. Does, Red Hats and several bridge groups and was a charter member of the Soil Sisters garden club; enjoyed playing golf and knitting
Survivors include her sons, Steve and Kern, both of Kearney; daughters, Glenda Williams of Glenrock, Wyo., and Carol Letcher of Pleasanton; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Danita Beadle of Kearney; and sons-in-law, Dale Williams of Glenrock and Myron Letcher of Pleasanton
Was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 15 March, 2006

NAGEL, Martha, 95, of Park Ridge died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at St. Matthew Center for Health in Park Ridge
Services: Feb. 3 at Friedrichs Funeral Home in Mount Prospect
Burial: Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines
Born Oct. 26, 1910, in Amherst, Neb.
Parents: Otto and Magdelena (Abels) Hemmann; was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Amherst
Moved to Minnesota with parents, 1930; later worked in Chicago
Married: 1937, to Otto Nagel. He died in 1987
Was a faithful caregiver to her son Warren, who was in need of constant care until his death
Activities: member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Park Ridge
Survivors include her nephews, Norbert Hemmann and Gary Hemmann, both of Colorado; and nieces, June Carnehl, Leona Luehning and Phyllis Oehlerking, all of Colorado; also nieces-in-law, Dee Hemmann and Marjorie Hemmann; and nephews-in-law, Irv Carnehl, Herb Luehning and Arnold Oehlerking
Was preceded in death by her husband, and son Warren in July 2004
Kearney Hub, 15 March, 2006

LICHTI, Marian C., 81, of Kearney, formerly of Geneva, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Fairmont
Services: Saturday, Salem Mennonite Church in Shickley
Burial: Salem Cemetery in Shickley
Mortuary: Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva
Born Dec. 7, 1924, in Glenvil
Parents: Floyd and Maude (Boljtes) Cornell
Married: June 12, 1942, to Albert Lichti. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her sons, Larry and Alan, both of Kearney; daughters, LaVonne Messman and Maurine Domeier, both of Geneva; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 16 March, 2006

LIESINGER, Edith M., 84, of Gillette, formerly of Longmont, Colo., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, in Gillette
Memorial services: Friday, Godberson Mortuary in Gibbon, Neb.,
Burial: Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Body was cremated
Born March 16, 1921, on Kilgore Island south of Gibbon
Parents: R.W. and Alma Lowell
Married: April 1940, to Elmer Liesinger. They divorced
Survivors include son, Gary of Gillette; daughter, Judith Yeager of Longmont; sisters, Dolly Gearhart of Gothenburg, Neb., and Orpha Rockefeller of Gibbon; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 16 March, 2006

McGUIGAN, Annabelle "Ann", 81, of Kearney died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Services : Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell
Born Jan. 16, 1925, in Minden
Parents: Henry and Anna (Sullivan) Etzelmiller
Grew up in Minden, graduated from Minden High School in 1942
Married: July 27, 1949, to Jack McGuigan in Kearney. He preceded her in death
Worked as a secretary-bookkeeper at Sears, Buffalo County Court and Ganz and Ganz law firm until retirement
Activities: member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary; enjoyed reading and watching sports
Survivors include her son, John of Ravenna; daughters, Jackie Klein of Holdrege and Bobbi Samway, Sue Winslow and Mary, all of Kearney; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Julie McGuigan of Ravenna; and sons-in-law, Mike Klein of Holdrege and Harvey Winslow of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, four sisters and an infant daughter, Susan Lynne McGuigan
Kearney Hub, 18 March, 2006

NICKEL, Mack Frederick, 62, of rural Axtell died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Friday, Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, military honors
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Fort Kearny Shooting Sports, Axtell Fire and Rescue Department or Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Born Sept. 11, 1943, in Kearney
Parents: George and Jeanette (Samuelson) Nickel
Married: 1969, to Alicia Wiese
Married: May 15, 1981, to Ellen Wemhoff
Attended school in Kearney, graduating in 1961 from Kearney High School, was active in athletics, especially wrestling
Military: U.S. Navy, served in Vietnam and during the Cuban Missile Crisis
After naval service, joined his father in the farming and livestock industry on the family farm in Kearney County; helped expand the herd and recognition of the Santa Gertrudis cattle that his father had begun; was the fourth generation to live on the land that was homesteaded by his great-grandfather Casper Nickel in 1879
Began MN Construction Fasteners, 1990; had been a longtime employee of Construction Rental in Kearney
Activities: one of the founders of the Kearney Aqua Lords Scuba Club, participated in many spearfishing events and national spearfishing tournaments; was an avid hunter, hosted many blue rock shooting events; enjoyed waterskiing, snow skiing in Colorado and Wyoming, and snowmobiling; had a keen interest in aviation, enjoyed building and flying radio-controlled airplanes, was a member of the Mid-Nebraska RC Model club; also flew ultralites and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Husker Ultralite Club; enjoyed his family
Survivors include his wife; son, Erick of Axtell; daughters, Denise and Cheryl, both of Kearney, and Michelle Eberl of Grand Island; brother, William of Highland Ranch, Colo.; and sister, Sally Yendra of Kearney; also granddaughters, Hannah and Katie; son-in-law, Rick Eberl of Grand Island; sister-in-law, Molly Nickel of Highland Ranch; brother-in-law, Leonard Yendra of Kearney; many nieces, nephews and cousins; the entire Wemhoff family too numerous to name; and a multitude of friends
Was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sandra Lee Erickson
Kearney Hub, 16 March, 2006

KRAUTH, Hazel A., 93, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Risen Son Christian Village in Council Bluffs
Graveside services: Monday, Memorial Park Cemetery in Council Bluffs
Mortuary: Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring, Council Bluffs
Memorials: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Born May 30, 1912, in Missouri Valley
Parents: Charles and Anna (Bolliger) Krauth. Graduated from Missouri Valley High School
Married Maurice Krauth. He died in 1983
Worked for J.C. Penney Co. in Missouri Valley; lived in Rapid City, S.D., for 28 years, worked in the coffee shop at South Dakota School of Mines for 16 years; had lived in Council Bluffs since 1976
Survivors include nephews, Tom of Michigan City, Ind., Michael of Treynor and Jeff of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and niece, Patricia Andrews of West Des Moines; also nephew-in-law, Chris Andrews of West Des Moines; nieces-in-law, Sue Krauth of Michigan City and Marianne Krauth of Treynor; and sister-in-law, Eleanor Krauth of Dallas
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Helen Duncan in 1996; and sister-in-law, Ethel Stuart in 2001
Kearney Hub, 17 March, 2006

JOHNSON, Gail, 60, of Kearney died Friday, March 17, 2006, at her home
Services: Wednesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials to the family
Born Oct. 18, 1945, Rochester, N.Y.
Parents: Benjamin and Grace (Butterfield) Burton
Grew up in Chicago, moved to Kearney in 1970; was a case worker for the Department of Health and Human Services in Kearney; retired, 2000, to care for ailing husband
Married: May 1, 1982, to Ronald Johnson in Kearney. He preceded her in death
Activities:enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing bingo and going to garage sales
Survivors include her son, Eric Morett of Kearney; daughters, Karri Boston of Riverdale, Kristina Kreutzer of Beaver Crossing and Diane Fleming of Littleton, Colo.; stepdaughter, Kim Schelling of Kearney; sisters, Delores Strader of Sabastian, Texas, and Barb Larson of Hudson, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren; also daughter-in-law Dolly Morett of Kearney; Karri's fianc‚, Greg Sohrweid of Riverdale; and sons-in-law Mark Kreutzer of Beaver Crossing and Monte Fleming of Littleton, Colo.
Was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one daughter
Kearney Hub, 20 March, 2006

KLINGELHOEFER, Constance "Connie" Kathleen, 77, of Amherst died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Services: Saturday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Stanley Cemetery in Amherst
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner in Kearney
Memorials: St. John Capistran Altar Society or the Amherst Volunteer Fire Department
Born July 17, 1928, in Kearney
Parents: Robert and Hazel (Kenney) McMahon
Graduated from Amherst High School, 1945
Married: Aug. 3, 1948, to Kenneth Klingelhoefer in Eddyville. He died Oct. 27, 1989
With husband, farmed in the Amherst area; continued to run the farming operation after his death
Activities: member of St. John Capistran Catholic Church in Amherst; was a nature lover, enjoyed traveling, reading, music and her pets
Survivors include her sons, Douglas of Wooster, Ohio, Kevin of Amherst, David, Joseph and Sidney, all of Amherst, and Donald of Mexico City; daughters, Kerry Monif of Bellevue, Sally Florell of Elm Creek, Susan Fuller of Maquoketa, Iowa, Sharon Runge of Kearney and Lisa Urwiller of Ravenna; sister, Patricia McMahon of Amherst; 37 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Jamie Klingelhoefer of Wooster and Julia, Virginia, Kimberly and Anne Klingelhoefer, all of Amherst; sons-in-law, Gilles Monif of Bellevue, Arlin Florell of Elm Creek, Thomas Fuller of Maquoketa, Gary Runge of Kearney and Larry Urwiller of Ravenna; and sister-in-law, Lillian McMahon of Fort Myers, Fla.
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, Robert McMahon
Kearney Hub, 23 March, 2006

McCONNELL, Dora, 105, of Kearney died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Services: Thursday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Prairie Center Cemetery at Havens Chapel
Memorials: Prairie Center Cemetery
Born Feb. 25, 1901, northeast of Kearney in the Havens Chapel community
Parents: David and Mary (Febig) McConnell
Lived on the farm at Havens Chapel; with brother and sister, moved to Kearney, 1963; worked as a housekeeper and companion for several ladies, retired several years ago
Activities: lifetime member of the Havens Chapel United Methodist Church;when unable to attend the church in the country, attended Kearney First United Methodist Church; when no longer able to do that, always listened to the services on the radio; most recently, lived at Cambridge Court Assisted Living and then at Mother Hull Home, was engaged in all the activities
Survivors include cousins and many friends
Was preceded in death by her parents; sister Ella McConnell; and brother, Andrew McConnell
Kearney Hub, 22 March, 2006

VanMATRE, Kevin R., 40, of Gibbon died Friday, March 17, 2006, at his home
Services: Friday, Godberson Mortuary in Gibbon
Burial: later
Born April 25, 1965, in Whittier, Calif.
Parents: Gary and Patsy (Skeels) VanMatre
Married: June 28, 1989, to Pamela Rowe in Hawaii
Survivors include his wife; son, Camron of Denver; daughter, Kristen of Gibbon; his mother of Winslow, Ark.; his father of Cypress, Calif.; and brothers, Larry of Spokane, Wash., Mathew of El Segundo, Calif., and Brian of Bakersfield, Calif.
Kearney Hub, 22 March, 2006

WALKER, Robert "Bob" L., 78, of Elm Creek died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney
Services: Thursday, Elm Creek United Methodist Church
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney and Elm Creek
Memorials: the church or to the Elm Creek Rural Fire Department
Born Dec. 17, 1927, in Alma
Parents: William and Alta (Baker) Walker
Attended Prairie Dog Rural School District 8 south of Alma; graduated in 1945 from Alma High School; attended one year at the University of Nebraska
Military: U.S. Army during the Korean War
Married: June 8, 1951, to LaDonna Carlson in Holdrege
Farmed in the Alma area, near Overton and near Lexington; moved to his farm north of Elm Creek in 1966
Survivors include his wife; sons, Mike of Elm Creek and Roger and Gary, both of Kearney; sisters, Ruth Inman of Carlton, Texas, Jean Christensen of Alma and June Christensen of Topeka, Kan.,; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; aslo daughters-in-law, Jane Walker of Elm Creek and Judy Walker and Julie Walker, both of Kearney; and brothers-in-law, Don Christensen of Alma and Darrell Christensen of Topeka
Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister
Kearney Hub, 22 March, 2006

WESTON, Dorsey W., 99, of Gibbon died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Graveside services: Evergreen Cemetery in Beatrice
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials: St. John's Good Samaritan Center
Born July 2, 1906, on a farm northeast of Gibbon
Parents: Irving and Emma (Hall) Weston
Attended a one-room school, District 17; was a 1924 graduate of Shelton High School
Military: U.S. Army during World War II
Married: 1957, to Lois Stewart. She died in 1969
Lived most of his life on the family farm, which has been in the Weston family for more than 100 years; retired from farming at age 85, had been a resident of St. John's Center since 2005
Activities: loved dancing; took lessons at Arthur Murray's School of Dance and competed in dance competitions in such places as Cuba, London, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., New York City and Kansas City; was recognized as Mid-Nebraska Community Services Outstanding Volunteer, 1986; also served for five years on the Buffalo County Extension Board
Survivors include nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his wife; parents, three brothers and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 21 March, 2006

LANGE, Virgil D. Lange, 85, of Kearney, formerly of Aurora, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Services: Friday, First Lutheran Church in Aurora
Burial: Aurora Cemetery
Mortuary: Higby-McQuiston, in Aurora
Memorials: St. John's Good Samaritan Center or the family
Born April 4, 1920, at Atlanta
Parents: Alfred and Emma (Reichert) Lange
Graduated from Aurora High School
Military: U.S. Army during World War II, was medically discharged
Married: July 18, 1948, to Doris Obermeier in Aurora. She died March 4, 1991
Had farmed near Hampton and Aurora all of his life; was a member of First Lutheran Church in Aurora
Actiivites: loved spending time with his family, playing horseshoes and cards, and telling jokes
Survivors include his son, Larry of Kearney; and daughter, Sheryl Willis of Kearney; also his son-in-law Jerry Willis of Kearney; daughter-in-law, Sharon Lange of Sidney; grandchildren, Machelle Gerbitz of Grant and Skyler, Molly, Cole and Hunter Willis and Scott Lange, all of Kearney; and great-grandchildren, David and Bradley Gerbitz of Grant
Was preceded in death by his wife; parents; an infant sister; and two brothers
Kearney Hub, 21 March, 2006

HOHNHOLT, Margaret Joy, 87, of Kearney died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Services: Friday, First United Methodist Church, with rites by Rebekah Naomi Lodge 12
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straat-mann-Apfel
Memorials: the church or to Trails and Rails Museum in Kearney
Born Nov. 19, 1918, in Cambridge
Parents: Dee and Lena (Baker) Stahl
Grew up in Cambridge, graduated from Cambridge High School
Married: April 27, 1939, to Henry Hohnholt Jr. in Norton, Kan.
Lived throughout Nebraska and South Dakota for 12 years; settled in 1951 in Kearney, continued their volunteer activities
Worked as a secretary at Kenwood and Central elementary schools in Kearney for 20 years
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church, was a Sunday school teacher for 24 years; charter member and past president of the Golden K Kiwanis Club; volunteer director of Trails and Rails Museum; a volunteer for the Girl Scouts on the local, state and national levels; president of the state PTA and local PTA; a member of Rebekah Naomi Lodge 12; and a volunteer at the Museum of Nebraska Art and the Frank House; also was membership chairman for the Community Concert Association, a Boy Scout volunteer, a 4-H volunteer and belonged to bridge clubs and the county extension club; was a recipient of the Humanitarian Freedom Award in 1991
Survivors include her husband; sons, Gary of Omaha, Larry of Rochester, Mich., and Richard of Coppell, Texas; daughter, Linda Bramer of Omaha; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; also her daughters-in-law, Carol Hohnholt of Omaha, Holly Hohnholt of Rochester and Martha Hohnholt of Coppell; and son-in-law, Vince Bramer of Omaha
Was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister and one great-granddaughter, Shandra Preisendorf.
Kearney Hub, 23 March, 2006

FUDGE, James A., 62, of Kearney, Neb., formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died of cancer Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at his brother's home in Dubuque
Services: Friday, Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory in Dubuque, military honors
Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery
Memorials: Hospice of Dubuque
Born May 12, 1943, in Dubuque
Parents: Carl and Lois (Eudaley) Fudge
Graduated from Dubuque Senior High School, 1961; received his master's degree in industrial technology from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1970
Military: U.S. Army in Korea
Retired from Baldwin Filter Co. in Kearney, 2004; previously worked at Clow Corp. in Oskaloosa
Activities: devoted most of his life to Habitat for Humanity, building 30 homes in Kearney and surrounding areas; participated in Jimmy Carter Work Projects in Eagle Butte, S.D.; Kentucky; Manila, Philippines; South Korea; Vera Cruz, Mexico; Durbin, South Africa; Amniston, Ala.; and Houston; helped in other building projects in Florida; Rio Grande Valley, Texas; Florence, Miss.; and Dubuque; most recently spent five months in Slidell, La., rebuilding homes in the aftermath of Katrina, when he was taken ill
Was to receive the Kearney Hub Humanitarian Award for Voluntarism on April 11; award will be accepted posthumously by his family
Survivors include his brothers, Gerald of Dubuque, Dwayne of St. Catherines and Michael Strader of Graf; and sisters, Melba Scaglione of Des Moines, Wanda Gibbons of Dubuque and Diann Woller of Anchorage, Alaska; also brothers-in-law, Frank Scaglione of Des Moines, Bob Gibbons of Dubuque and Fran Woller of Anchorage; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Fudge of Dubuque and Karen Fudge of St. Catherines; nephew, Todd Fudge; and 11 other nieces and nephews plus many great-nieces and great-nephews
Was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Fudge Strader; and father, Carl Fudge
Kearney Hub, 23 March, 2006
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