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JOHNSON, Mary A., 86, of Kearney died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: KidZone at the Kearney Area Children's Museum
Born Feb. 22, 1920, in Alvo
Parents: Halfred and Clara (Thompson) Richardson
Moved to Kearney, attended school there; graduated from Kearney High School, 1937; attended Kearney State Teachers College, received a teaching certificate in biology
Married: Oct. 16, 1943, to Thomas Johnson in Kearney. He died April 5, 1993
After husband's discharge from U.S. Air Force, lived in Omaha. He taught chemistry and drivers education, retired in 1982 after 35 years of teaching; moved to Kearney in 1983
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church; enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with her dogs; relished playing cards, board games, knitting, serving guests coffee, socializing and, in her younger years, swimming
Survivors include her son, Steve of Sahuarita, Ariz.; daughters, Virginia Hinrichs of Omaha and Sue Wickham of Kearney; and brother, George Richardson of Kearney; also daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Johnson of Sahuarita; sons-in-law, Larry Hinrichs of Omaha and Steve Wickham of Kearney; grandchildren, Jill Nuismer, Amy Pfeifer, Kimberly Fraleigh, Matthew Johnson, and Bryan, Corey, Mark and Jeff Wickham; great-grandchildren, Madison and Tessa Nuismer, Emily, Elizabeth and Laura Pfeifer, Noah and Abigail Fraleigh, and Taylor and Morgan Wickham; and sisters-in-law, Ilene Richardson and Marguerite Richardson, both of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Harold
Kearney Hub, 3 May, 2006

MURRISH, Deanna Jo, 65, of North Platte, formerly of Kearney, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: the family
Born Feb. 28, 1941, in Kearney
Parents: Harvey W. and Floreine Y. Fitz Daake
Lived on farm in the Riverdale area, attended Riverdale school
Was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney
Married: May 25,1958, to Russell D. Murrish in Kearney; moved to Ogallala in 1962, then to North Platte, Mandan, N.D., Las Vegas;, then back to North Platte in 2004
Activities: enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and her two dogs, Minnie and Cody; also enjoyed bowling, fishing trips to Canada, camping, and sewing
Survivors include her husband, Russ; three sons, Scott (Julie) Murrish, Jeff (Julie) Murrish, all of North Platte, and Rob Murrish of Mandan; two daughters, Kim (Calvin) Bullinger and Krystal (Tim) Keidel, both of Mandan; her mother, Floreine Daake of Kearney; a sister, Demaris Labs of North Platte; a brother Dennis (Catherine) Daake of Elm Creek; nine grandchildren, Jacque, Jeremy and Jason Murrish, Casey (John) Totenhagen, Jamie and Jordan Bullinger, Jessica and Jared Keidel, and Scott Rayburn
Was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Daake, on Dec. 28, 1981
North Platte Telegraph, 2 May, 2006

ANDERSON, Gloria Rita, 80, of Kearney died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Mount Carmel Home
Services: Thursday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Alma
Burial: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Alma
Mortuary: Banta-Torrey in Alma
Born June 19, 1925, in Providence, R.I.
Parents: John and Lucia Ricci
Was baptized as an infant, was confirmed in the Catholic faith in Providence; attended school there
During World War II, repaired battle-damaged aircraft at the Providence Naval Air Station
Family lived in Rhode Island, Kansas, Nebraska and California
Married: June 5, 1945, to Donald Anderson. He died Oct. 18, 1990
Son, Donald, was killed in Vietnam in 1966
With husband, moved to Alma in 1967, to Kearney in 1989; had been a resident of Mount Carmel since April 2004
Was employed as a waitress in Alma, worked at Alma Nursing Home, spent several years working at Galaxy Glass; loved doing handwork and was talented at knitting and crocheting; former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Alma, was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Kearney at the time of her death
Survivors include her son, Jim of Holdrege; and daughter, Wauneta Ohnmacht of Amity, Ore.; also daughter-in-law, Joyce Anderson of Holdrege; son-in-law, Darrell Ohnmacht of Amity; grandchildren, Chris Anderson and wife, Shawn, of Kearney, Chad Covey of Lubbock, Texas, and KayLa Covey and Kim Anderson, both of Kearney; great-grandson, Braeden Anderson of Kearney; other relatives; and many friends
Was preceded in death by her husband; her son; her father in 1925; her mother in 1950; grandchildren, Chad Anderson and Dawn Dining; sisters, Viola Lanzi and Evelyn Childress; and brothers, George Ricci, Charles Ricci, Michael Ricci, Johnny Ricci, Henry Ricci and baby Ricci
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RENZELMAN, Arthur J., 87, of Ravenna, formerly of Lusk, Wyo., died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Wednesday, May 3, 2006, Rasmussen Mortuary in Ravenna
Burial: Lusk Cemetery in Lusk Wyoming
Mortuary: Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Home in Lusk
Born January 26, 1919, on the family homestead near Wray, Colo.
Parents: Henry Renzelman, Jr. and Mary (Smith) Renzelman
Was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith; received his education at Graham School, District 10 near his farm home
Military: U.S. Marine Corp, May 3, 1945-Aug. 14, 1946, during World War II; obtained the rank of Private First Class
Married: June 30, 1960, to Darlene Hendricks in Douglas
Worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Converse County; later was a police officer for the city of Lusk, Wyoming for twelve years; then became Chief of Police for Lusk; retired in 1983
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, James and Lana (Wilke) Renzelman of Hazard, Neb., stepson, Ron Wilmes of Jeffrey City, stepdaughter and her husband, Deb (Wilmes) and Danny Scott of Lusk, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Darlene, brothers, Raymond, Albert and Louis and sisters, Cecil and Sarah
The Lusk (Wyoming) Herald Online, 1 May, 2006

BRENNAN, Michael J., 95, of Kearney died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Mount Carmel Home
Services: Thursday, Mount Carmel Home Chapel
Burial: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery in Elm Creek
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner of Kearney
Memorials: chapel at Mount Carmel Home
Born July 22, 1910, near Overton
Parents: Edward and Tracy (Weaver) Brennan
Grew up in the area; graduated from Overton High School, 1928
Farmed in the Elm Creek-Overton area from 1929 to 1943, then worked for Union Pacific Railroad; later worked for Gibson Roofing in Kearney; ran the South Side Pool Hall in Kearney for a couple of years; worked various jobs around Kearney until retiring
Activities: member of the Catholic church, was active at the Kearney Senior Hospitality Center; former member of the Eagles Lodge in Kearney
Survivors include: five nephews, two nieces and several cousins
Was preceded in death by four sisters
Kearney Hub, 3 May, 2006

LARSEN, Alta M., 82, of Kearney died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Mother Hull Home
Services: Saturday, Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials: the church
Born Feb. 6, 1924, in Phillips
Parents: Howard and Mabel (Hooker) Purdy
Grew up in Phillips, graduated from Giltner High School in 1940; lived in several places before moving to Aurora in 1962
Married: Nov. 20, 1964, to Stanley Larsen in Aurora. He preceded her in death
With husband, farmed near Roseland; moved to Hastings in 1984; moved to Kearney, December 2001
Activities: member of Grace United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid; former member of card clubs in Roseland and Marquette and a former Sunday school teacher in Aurora; enjoyed making dolls and working with crafts
Survivors include her sons, Larry Mohr of Aurora and Randy Mohr of Roseland; daughter, Jannis Heacock of Kearney; sister, Elsie Roemmich of Grand Island; and four great-grandchildren; also brother-in-law, Allen Roemmich of Grand Island; grandchildren, Kevin Mohr and wife, Jodi, of Aurora, and Brandon Heacock and Kara Seachord and husband, Stephen, all of Kearney; and nieces and nephews
IWas preceded in death by her husband and her parents
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SHEARER, Willie G., 76, of Kearney died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery at Prairie Center, military honors
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: the family
Born April 12, 1930, in Harrison County, Iowa
Parents: Alfred and Beulah (Adams) Shearer
Attended school in Monona County, Iowa; then farmed with his father in Iowa
Military: U.S. Air Force from April 1, 1951
Returned to Iowa, was a heavy equipment operator; helped build Interstate 29 in Iowa
Married: Dec. 23, 1951, to Patricia Sturek in Omaha
Wwned and operated Standard Oil Tank Wagon and bulk fuel plant in Missouri Valley and Logan, Iowa; moved to Pleasanton in 1978, to Kearney in 1983; worked at Fort Kearney Consolidated, 1983 - November 2005
Activities: past commander of the American Legion in Missouri Valley, president of the Jaycees in Missouri Valley and a member of the Missouri Valley Fire Department; enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, took unbelievable pride in his lawn, enjoyed watching Westerns and professional wrestling, and was an avid collector of wolves
Survivors include his wife; sons, Bob of Auburn, Maine, Bill of Logan, Iowa, Dale of Shelton and Mike of Kearney; daughters, Christine Frie of Byron, Minn., and Patty Crawford of Riverdale; brother, Gary Shearer of Pisgah, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters; also daughters-in-law, Linda Shearer of Auburn, LaVonne Shearer of Logan, Cindy Shearer of Shelton and Kathy Shearer of Kearney; sons-in-law, Robert Frie of Byron and Troy Crawford of Riverdale; sisters-in-law, Joann Shearer of Pisgah and Joyce Shearer of Onawa, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Earl Shearer
Kearney Hub, 4 May, 2006

VAVRA, Verl V., 82, of Amherst died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst
Burial will be at Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner in Kearney
Memorials: the church or the Amherst Emergency Unit
Born Feb. 9, 1924, east of Amherst
Parents: Joseph and Lydia (Taubenheim) Vavra
Attended school at District 13 east of Amherst
Married: May 6, 1945, to Milda Eberle
Lived on the same family farm since 1949; would have celebrated 61st wedding anniversary Saturday
Was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst, May 31, 1978; became a member of the church
Spent his life east of Amherst farming and raising cattle with his father, brother and son; especially enjoyed harvest season, was privileged to operate the combine for 65 years; enjoyed going to auctions and spending time with his family
Survivors include his wife; and son, Leslie of Amherst; also daughter-in-law, Connie (Mattison) Vavra of Amherst; and grandsons, John and Mark Vavra
Was preceded in death by a brother, Everett; brother-in-law, Reinhold Eberle; and sister-in-law, Celia Eberle
Kearney Hub, 4 May, 2006

GIRARD, Kevin, 46, of Kearney, Neb., died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs after a work-related accident in the Council Bluffs area
Services: Saturday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Stanley Cemetery in Amherst, Neb.
Memorials: American Red Cross or the family
Born Nov. 6, 1959, in Kearney
Parents: Leland and Wanda (Durkee) Girard
Grew up in Amherst and received his education at Amherst High School where he graduated in 1978
Married: Nov. 24, 1979, to Carmen Weitzel in Kearney
He and his wife lived in Kearney. Later, he was employed by Anderson Brothers. Had been working for Rassmussen Mechanical Services in Council Bluffs for the last year
Activities: hobbies included bowling, darts, pool, poker, fantasy football and galaxy of the stars; was a sports fan, cheering for the Seattle Seahawks and Dale Earnhardt; loved singing all of the time, sang karaoke and even recorded his own CD; was an avid blood and platelet donor; was also proud to be a registered tissue donor
Survivors include daughters, April King and Stephanie, both of Kearney; his mother of Kearney; sisters, Judy Crites and Patty Van Horn, both of Kearney, and Rhonda Hinrichs of Glenvil, Neb.; and grandfather, Leo Heath of Grand Island, Neb.; also son-in-law, Shawn King of Kearney; brothers-in-law, Jim Hinrichs of Glenvil and Kenny Van Horn of Kearney; grandchildren, Casandra King of Arnold, Neb., and Austin Girard and Aspen Girard, both of Kearney; special friend, Steph Coello; and many nieces, nephews, close friends and co-workers
Was preceded in death by his father in 1989; an infant brother, Robert Lee in 1950; and his paternal and maternal grandparents
Kearney Hub, 5 May, 2006

BLESSING, Joshua "Josh" R., 26, of Omaha died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Quality Living Center in Omaha
Services: Saturday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: Quality Living Inc., Omaha
Born July 29, 1979, in Kearney
Parents: Ron and Ramona (Meier) Blessing
Attended Kearney Public Schools; moved to Arkansas City, Kan., in 1986, graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1998; moved back to Kearney in 2000
Worked for Blessing Construction; was disabled in a car accident in 2001; mother became his primary caregiver; moved to Quality Living Center in Omaha in November 2005
Activities: enjoyed country music, car racing, NASCAR and electronics
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Ron and Carroll of Kearney; his mother and stepfather, Monie and Jeffery Davis of Cordova, Tenn.; and sisters, Mindy Brown of Bardstown, Ky., and Brooke Blessing-Enyeart of Estes Park, Colo.; also brothers-in-law, Richard Brown of Bardstown and Jim Enyeart of Estes Park; nephew and niece, Joshua and Kirstine Brown of Bardstown; and several aunts and uncles
Was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Carolyn Blessing of Kearney and Vic and Mildred Meier of Holdrege
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PULLEY, JoAnne M., 69, of Gibbon died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Memorial services: Monday, Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden
Born Aug. 28, 1936, in Grand Island
Parents: Henry and Kathryn (Traudt) Franzmeier
Married: Nov. 6, 1954, to James Pulley
Survivors include her husband; sons, Jeff of Waverly, Jim of Columbus and Hank of Arapahoe; daughter, Kitty Cassidy of Oxford; sisters, Shirley Woodward and Janet Russell, both of Omaha; and 10 grandchildren.
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RODEHORST, Mayme H., 96, of Kearney, formerly of Pleasanton, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village
Services: Wednesday at Pleasanton United Methodist Church
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Pleasanton United Methodist Church, St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village or the Pleasanton Fire Department
Born Oct. 21, 1909, in Kearney
Parents: Benjamin and Susan (Phillips) Metz
Grew up in Pleasanton; graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1928
Married: March 20, 1929, to Emil Rodehorst in Minden. He died in 1983
With husband, farmed southeast of Pleasanton
Activities: member of Pleasanton United Methodist Church, was active in its Ladies Aid; member of the Kensington; enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, quilting, flower gardening and spending time with her family
Survivors include sons, Sid of Kearney and Keith of Amherst; daughter, Colleen Just of Funk; brothers, Robert Metz of Pleasanton and Dave Metz of Kearney; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Helen Rodehorst of Bennett, Colo., Norma Rodehorst of Kearney and Jan Rodehorst of Amherst; and son-in-law, Jim Just of Funk
Was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Melvin Rodehorst; grandson, Tommy Rodehorst; three brothers; and five sisters
Kearney Hub, 9 May, 2006

COOK, Estle D., 80, of Kearney died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings, military honors
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospital West Tower or to the donor's choice
Born Nov. 23, 1925, in Imperial
Parents: Frank and Josephene (Hine) Cook
Grew up in Imperial; graduated from Imperial High School
Military: U.S. Navy April 25, 1944; served during World War II; honorably discharged June 1, 1946
Married: Nov. 23, 1946, to Elma Lee Wiley in Smith Center, Kan. She preceded him in death
Married: April 7, 1978, to Vivian Chisholm in Springfield, Mo.
Lived in Hastings and worked at Abbott Dairy
Moved to Springfield and worked as a book-keeper/accountant for Hudson Foods
Activities: member of the Church of Christ; enjoyed traveling, fishing and playing cards with friends and family
Survivors include his wife; son, Dan of Little Rock, Ark.; daughter, Debra Litz of North Bend; brother Arlon of Spokane, Wash.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law Joy Cook of Little Rock; son-in-law, Bob Litz of North Bend; and sisters-in-law, Leta Cook of Spokane and Betty Cook of Springfield
Was preceded in death by his first wife; parents; an infant sister; brother, Paul Cook; sister, Wanda Hayes; and brother-in-law, William Hayes
Kearney Hub, 15 May, 2006

HANCE, Yla M., infant daughter of Talbot Hance and Kimber Duncan of Kearney, was stillborn Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: May 16, Minden Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Survivors include her parents, of Kearney; brother, Talbot of Denver; sister, Audrey of Denver; grandparents, Bill and Laurie Duncan of Minden and Kevin and Pam Burkey of Scottsbluff; and great-grandmother, Margaret Parker of Menomonee, Wis.
Kearney Hub, 16 May, 2006

HANEY, Jack, 83, of Sun City, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, in Sun City
Memorial services: May 20, Regency Mortuary in Sun City
Burial: Forrest Lawn in West Covina, Calif.
Body was cremated
Born Aug. 22, 1922, in Columbus
Parents: McKinley and Anna (Hinck) Haney
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie of Kearney; daughter, Catherine Altmaier of Phoenix; son, John C. of Lincoln, Neb.; brother, Jim of Bella Vista, Ark.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 13 May, 2006

NELSON, Virginia, 87, of Minden died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at her home
Services: Monday, Bethany Lutheran Church south of Axtell
Burial: church cemetery
Mortuary: Freeland-Craig in Axtell
Born June 19, 1918, in Buffalo County
Parents: Alexander and Evalena (Henderson) Juhl
Married: April 6, 1938 to Leverne Nelson. He died in 1983
Survivors include her sons, Jimmie of WaKeeney, Kan., Don of Hildreth, Robert of Minden, and Jerry of Axtell; daughter, Jane Robinson of Kearney; sisters, Dorothy Carman of Kearney and Delores Scott of Yuba City, Calif.; brother, Howard Juhl of Los Angeles; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 13 May, 2006

WEIDNER, Rita C., 87, of Kearney died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at Mount Carmel Home
Services: Friday, Mount Carmel Chapel
Burial: later
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Unit at Mount Carmel Home. Born Sept. 13, 1918, in Omaha
Parents: Jesse and Boniface (Osborne) Purnell
Was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Ky.; member of the Ursuline Order and St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Eddyville and taught in Catholic elementary schools in Kentucky and Nebraska
Married: Dec. 27, 1954, to Orville Weidner in Eddyville. He died March 17, 2004
Survivors include her daughters, Maris Bentley of Kearney, Kay Payton of Hot Springs, S.D., and Lou Ann Tuzson of Scottsbluff; brother, George Purnell of Omaha; sisters, Mary Smith of Omaha, Bonnie Stoeckinger of Omaha, Tomas Purnell of Sinsinawa, Wis., and Monica Sillik of Council Bluffs, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; stepson, Gary of Sheridan, Wyo., and stepdaughter, Peggy Choplin of Kearney. Was preceded in death by her husband; one grandson; four brothers; and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 10 May, 2006

STANGE, Larry, 64, of Kearney died Friday, May 12, 2006, in Garden City, Kansas
Services: Wednesday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: Larry Stange Memorial Fund to be designated later
Born Nov. 27, 1941, in Kearney
Parents: Herman and Viola (Hadwiger) Stange
Attended rural schools in the Riverdale area, later attended Zion Lutheran parochial school in Kearney; graduated from Kearney High School in 1961; attended diesel trade school in Milford, then the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Married: June 28, 1964, to Karen Farrell in Stapleton
Military: National Guard for several years
Lived in several places in Nebraska, moved to Garden City in 1984; became a farm manager for Circle Land and Cattle; then worked for Jerry Gigot in sprinkler sales and later as general manager
Interests: Nebraska football, water conservation issues and traveling; was always a farmer at heart
Survivors include his sons, Sean of Chicago and E.J. and Clay, both of Redding, Calif.; daughter, Tara of Kansas City, Kan.; and two grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 16 May, 2006

MERCIER, Bessie, 97, of Grant, formerly of Kearney, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Golden Hours Convalescent Home in Grant
Services: Tuesday, Trinity Lutheran Church north of Grant
Burial: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Mortuary: Bullock-Long
Born Jan. 15, 1909, in Campbell
Parents: Fred and Sophie (Nitzel) Meyer
Married: Aug. 15, 1928, to Loyde Mercier in Burns, Wyo. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her son, Loren of Grant; daughter, Karen Mosel of Ogallala; sisters, Esther Schmale of Blue Hill, Elsie Rippen of Kearney and Niva Parks of Campbell; brother, Fredrick Meyer of Iowa; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 15 May, 2006

McGEE-EPLEY, Robbi L., 44, of Pleasanton died Friday, May 12, 2006, at her home
Services: 17 May, Grace Lutheran Church, Pleasanton
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: family for designation later. Born May 13, 1962, in Austin, Texas
Parents: Ira and Roberta (Anderson) McGee
Grew up in the Gibbon area; graduated from Adams Central High School in Hastings in 1980
Attended Central Community College in Hastings, studied to become a licensed practical nurse; worked as an LPN at St. John's and St. Luke's nursing homes for several years
Married: Feb. 18, 1984, to Kelly Epley in Estes Park, Colo.; lived in Pleasanton
Activities: enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping and spending time with family and especially her grandchildren
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Malissa Sklenar of Ravenna and Carissa Epley and Micala Epley, both of Pleasanton; mother, Roberta Epley of Pleasanton; brothers, Gary McGee of Kearney and Nathon McGee of Peabody, Kan.; and sisters, Carol Heine of Round Rock, Texas, Linda Kuhns of Denver, Vicki Miller of Kerrville, Texas, and Bobbie McGee of Springfield; also grandchildren, Shalie, Kylie, Tori and Cassidy. Was preceded in death by a daughter, Annie Epley in 1984; and her father in 1973
Kearney Hub, 17 May, 2006

AHRENDTS, Ray C., 95, of Kearney, formerly of Deshler, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Deshler Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel; and Ahrendts of Deshler
Memorials: First United Methodist Church
Born April 4, 1911, in Bloomfield
Parents: Albert and Clara (Galloway) Ahrendts
Graduated from Oxford High School in 1929; attended the College of Mortuary Science in St. Louis, 1934 and 1935
Married: Oct. 29, 1936, to Mildred Rossmiller in Deshler. She preceded him in death
Lived in Deshler, owned and operated Ahrendts Funeral Home after purchasing it from the Engelbrecht family in 1940; was the treasurer for the Deshler Telephone Co. for 30 years
After retirement, lived in Kearney
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney and the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association; loved cars, and kept informed about the ongoing events in Nebraska and the country
Survivors include his daughter, Ann Walker of Kearney; and sister, Ruth Pettygrove of York; also his son-in-law, Marvin Walker of Kearney; daughter-in-law, Karen Ahrendts of Lincoln; and grandchildren and their spouses, Susan Balfany and her husband, Greg, of Kearney, Steve Ahrendts and his wife, Theresa, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Kyle Simodynes of Kearney, Sarah Radcliffe and her husband, Rick, of Apple Valley, Calif., Marc Walker and his wife, Amy, of Shawnee, Kan., and Kim Jaros and her husband, Shayne, of Grand Island
Was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Robert; his parents; brothers, Harold of Kearney and James of Rifle, Colo.; and sister, Letha Engelbrecht of Savannah, Ga.
Kearney Hub, 16 May, 2006

ALBRIGHT, Carl, 91, of Kearney, formerly of Amherst, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst
Burial: Stanley Cemetery in Amherst
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Born Oct. 28, 1914, at Amherst
Parents: Henry and Emma (Adelung) Albright
Grew up in Amherst; graduated from Amherst High School in 1932
Married: Aug. 25, 1943, to Margaret Irene Johnson in Wilsonville. She preceded him in death
Moved to Amherst in 1967 and farmed west of Amherst; retired from Shofstall Hay Mill in 1981; moved to Kearney in 2002
Activities: member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst, Lutheran Laymen's League, Trinity Men's Bible group and the Amherst Lions Club; enjoyed gardening, traveling and being involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren
Survivors include his son, Paul of Weston, Wis.; daughters, Colleen of Overland Park, Kan., Margaret Beckwith of Fremont, Mary Morgan of Lenexa, Kan., 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 Lenexa, Bob Unick of Kearney and Gig Specht of Valencia; and daughter-in-law, Linda Albright of Weston
Was preceded in death by his wife; parents, two brothers and a sister
Kearney Hub, 19 May, 2006

JONES, Betty M., 81, of Holdrege, formerly of Kearney, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege
Memorial services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: Christian Homes Chapel at Chrisoma West in Holdrege
Born March 7, 1926, in David City
Parents: Gustav and Hazel (Tschudy) Youngberg
Grew up in David City; graduated from David City High School in 1943
Taught country schools in the David City area; moved to Kearney, attended and graduated from Kearney State Teachers College
Married: June 23, 1950, to Wayne Jones in Kearney
Taught school in Axtell for a couple of years, then at Bryant School in Kearney
After raising her family, worked at the switchboard at Kearney State College for several years
Moved to Alamo, Texas; moved to Holdrege in January; was involved with the HOST program in Texas, teaching children at local schools; was honored as the HOST teacher of the year
Activities: member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Kearney; charter member of the Good Sam Camping Club
Survivors include her husband; sons, David of Milford and Steve of Oxford; daughter, Sue Shene-man of Oxford; sister, Mary Ann Duke of Omaha; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter
Was preceded in death by a brother
Kearney Hub, 18 May, 2006

OLIVER, Gilbert E., 93, of Shelton died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday, Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson Mortuary of Gibbon/Shelton
Born Dec. 3, 1912, on a farm south of Shelton
Parents: Edward and Ethel (Jones) Oliver
Survivors include his brother, Nelson of Shelton; and sisters Ann DeLaet and Roberta Burmood, both of Lexington, and Josephine Oliver of Kearney
Kearney Hub, 19 May, 2006

DENISON, Ruth E., 95, of Kearney died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Services: Thursday, St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel of Kearney
Memorials: to the church
Born July 24, 1910, in Newkirk, Okla.
Parents: Arthur and Mary (Fleshman) Spencer
Married: May 8, 1936, to Edward Dension in Denver. He died May 1, 1991
Moved to Kearney in 1949; received her nursing degree while living in Kearney; worked at Good Samaritan Hospital as head nurse in inhalation therapy
Activities: member of the church and a past member of Golden K Kiwanis and Kearney Rotary
Survivors include her son, Mahlon of Kearney; also grandsons, Edward of Howell, N.J., and Roland of Orleans, and a great-grandchild. Was preceded in death by her husband, and her daughter-in-law, Pat Denison
Kearney Hub, 30 May, 2006

LUX, Phyllis, 72, of Ravenna died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, Rasmussen Mortuary in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery, Ravenna
Born Dec. 6, 1933, in Buffalo County
Parents: Frank and Edna (Thompson) Bedke
Was educated in rural Buffalo County; attended beauty school in Grand Island
Married: June 1, 1954, to Howard Lux in Grand Island; lived in Ravenna
Worked as a beautician, then followed her husband during his military service to Africa for three years; later worked as a nurses aide at Good Samaritan Center, built campers and managed Intermotel Leasing for 14 years until retiring; also served as police matron for several years
Activities: enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandkids
Survivors include her husband; son, Rollie of Kearney; daughters, Sue Betke of Ravenna and Barbara Lemburg of Aurora; brother, Sam Bedke of North Platte; sisters, Marlene Tatman of North Platte and Lois Varley of Wood River; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Becky Lux of Kearney; and sons-in-law, Duane Betke of Ravenna and Gene Lemburg of Aurora
Was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister
Kearney Hub, 25 May, 2006

PEDERSEN, Orville "Dick" H., 80, of Loup City, formerly of Grand Island, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln
Services: Tuesday, Gibbon Baptist Church
Burial: Riverside Cemetery at Gibbon
Mortuary: Curran Funeral Chapel in Grand Island
Memorials: family's choice
Born Dec. 9, 1925, at Fort Calhoun
Parents: Olaf and Clara (Tietz) Pedersen
Grew up in Gibbon, graduated from Gibbon High School in 1944
Military: U.S. Army, May 26, 1945-Jan 1, 1947
Returned to Gibbon, began farming; attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Married: Sept. 1, 1956, to Marie Lowell in Gibbon; she died April 17, 1999
Lived in Shelton and Grand Island; worked for the U.S. Post Office; retired in January 1996 after 33 years of service
Married: Nov. 17, 2001, to Lloydene Switzer in Grand Island; lived in Grand Island; moved to Loup City in 2004
Activities: loved spending time with his children and grandchildren; was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing, traveling and metal detecting; member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Survivors include wife; sons, Orville of Bay Town, Texas, and James of Phillips; daughters, Pam Cooper and Myra Versaw, both of Grand Island, and Laurie Earnest of Phillips; brothers, Lenard of Kearney, John of Newnan, Ga., and Donald of Funk; sister, Gloria Bartak of Broken Bow; stepsons, Patrick Timmerman of Ocean Side, Calif., and Michael Timmerman of Alda; stepdaughters, Bunny Wampole of Maxwell, Patsy Balderas of Garden City, Kan., Susan Garza of Austin, Texas, and Dawn Willey of Grand Island; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Michelle Pedersen of Phillips; sons-in-law, Mike Cooper and Duane Versaw, both of Grand Island, and Steve Earnest of Phillips; stepdaughters-in-law, Nancy Timmerman of Ocean Side and Jeanette Timmerman of Alda; stepsons-in-law, Ralph Wampole of Maxwell, Ambrosio Balderas of Garden City, Dave Garza of Austin and Brian Willey of Grand Island; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Pedersen of Kearney, LaVonne Pedersen of Newnan and Gerri Pedersen of Funk
Was preceded in death by his first wife; parents, a brother and a brother-in-law
Kearney Hub, 22 May, 2006

BECK, Kenneth C.W., 75, of Kearney died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home, military honors
Burial: later
Memorials: Senior Hospitality Center in Kearney or donor's choice
Born Nov. 14, 1930, in Bertrand
Parents: Charles and Edith (Haffner) Beck
Received his education in Bertrand
Military: U.S. Army, July 10, 1951 - June 16, 1953; served in the Corp of Engineers during the Korean War
Married: June 28, 1958, to Ruby Mae Koop
Married: June 29, 1966, to Patty Maxwell
Married: July 25, 1969, to Donna (Daake) Lienemann in Kearney
With third wife, lived in Gibbon, Holdrege and Kearney
Worked for Anderson Electric and Holdrege Electric; worked as an electrician for the University of Nebraska at Kearney; retired in 1993
Activities: past member of Gibbon Methodist Church; life member of the VFW and American Legion of Bertrand, served as past post commander
Survivors include his wife; sons, Scott of Holdrege, Charles of Kearney and Larry Lienemann of Lincoln; daughters, Janet Fowler of Newport, Ore., Kimberly Garcia of Grand Island and Gaylene Stupich of Edmond, Okla.; brother; Alton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Lois Swanson of Holdrege; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents, a son, two sisters and a brother
Kearney Hub, 30 May, 2006

DOBBERSTEIN, Albert "Shorty" Jr., 82, of Kearney died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at his home
Services: Friday, First Baptist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military rites
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: First Baptist Church or Tomorrow's Hope organization for mentally handicapped adults and children
Born Feb. 3, 1924, in Phillips County, Kan.
Parents: Albert and Nora (Hodge) Dobberstein
Grew up in the Woodruff, Kan., area, moved to Kearney in 1935; graduated from Kearney High School in 1941
Military: U.S. Army, March 25, 1943, - Oct. 26, 1945; served during WW II; fought in the Burma Campaign with the Office of Strategic Services; was a member of the Kachin Rangers; after discharge, returned to Kearney, worked for Union Pacific Railroad
Married: March 28, 1947, to Delores Walker in Richmond, Calif.
Lived in California for a short time, returned to Kearney
Worked for Keenan Beverages; started Dobberstein Roofing Co., 1949; retired in 1986, continued to stay active in the business
Activities: member of First Baptist Church in Kearney, Legion Post 52, VFW Post 759, Eagles Lodge 2722 and Kearney Elks Lodge 984; liked to fish, watch and feed birds, have a little garden, and plant and grow flowers
Survivors include his wife; son, Scott of Kearney; daughters, Nancy Dunn of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Linda Marsh of Lincoln; brothers, Cole of North Platte, Jack of Kearney, Wayne of Arvada, Colo., and Dale of Sun City West, Ariz.; and sisters, Erma Krueger of Kearney and Irene Leach of Cozad; also grandchildren, Scott Dunn, Kimberly Carolan, Melissa Gibson, John McKenna and Chad Dobberstein; great-grandchildren, McKenna, Kassandra, Alexis, Alana, Ethan, Victoria and Aiden; sons-in-law, John Dunn of St. Petersburg and Jeffrey Marsh of Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Nancy Dobberstein of Kearney; sisters-in-law, Lorene Dobberstein of North Platte, Ramona Dobberstein of Kearney, Cecelia Dobberstein of Arvada and Barbara Dobberstein of Sun City West; and brothers-in-law, Rodney Krueger of Kearney and Paige Leach of Cozad
Was preceded in death by his brothers, Glen and James Dobberstein
Kearney Hub, 31 May, 2006

LANGERAK, Norman R., 78, of Kearney died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Burial: Monday, Kearney Cemetery, military honors by American Legion Post 52 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759 of Kearney
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials: donor's choice
Born March 26, 1928, in Denver
Parents: Raymond and Bertha (Loveleg) Langerak
Moved to Fort Collins, 1943 Military: U.S. Navy March 28, 1946 - Jan. 22, 1948; honorably discharged
Was maintenance supervisor at the University of Colorado in Fort Collins, worked as a mechanic
Had memories of hunting and panning for gold with his uncle and father as a child; enjoyed the outdoors while hunting and fishing; also enjoyed a good Western or war movie or a chess game
Survivors include his son, Scott of Cheyenne, Wyo.; daughters, Tammy Sue Langerak of Nashville, Kristy Lee Langerak of Monterey, Calif., Robin Peters of LaPorte, Colo., and Bobbie Jo Langerak of Fort Collins, Colo.; brother, Bob Flower of El Cajon, Calif.; and sister, Dorothy Reigels of Fort Collins, Colo.; also son-in-law, Todd Peters of LaPorte; and brother-in-law, Irvin Reigels of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Kristopher and Alexandria Peters of LaPorte; and special friend, Geraldine Hodge
Was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark, and infant son, David
Kearney Hub, 3 June, 2006

WELCH, Doris E., 75, of Kearney died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
Services: Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, Kearney
Private burial: later
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: First Presbyterian Church in Kearney or the R.B. Welch Family Memorial Fund at the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Born on Oct. 3, 1930, in McCook
Parents: George and Rose (Hill) Hein
Graduated from Culbertson High School in 1947; attended University of Nebraska for one year
Married: Dec. 29, 1948, to Robert Frick. He died on July 18, 1959
Graduated with honors from Kearney State College with a teaching degree in May 1962
Married: Aug. 9, 1964, to Roland Welch. He died on July 19, 2005
Taught home economics for the 1963-1964 school year in Trenton; taught kindergarten to fourth grade at Stone School northeast of Kearney for nine years; worked for the law office of William Ross and then for the Kearney State Foundation, 1976-1989; retired 1989
Activities: member of First Presbyterian Church in Kearney; was involved in many activities and organizations: PEO Chapter AS, Farm Bureau, Faculty Wives, church circles and church committees and groups; member of Prime of Life, Golden Girls, Knit and Chat, Eastern Star Bethel Chapter and volunteered at the Jubilee Center; loved tending her garden and roses, cooking, dancing, sewing and spending time with her friends; greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Survivors include her sons, Steve Frick of Omaha, Ben of Kearney and Chuck of Hancock, N.H.; daughters, Sandy Irons of Lincoln, Sue Helms of Holbrook and Ronda Dostal of Omaha; sister, Ruth Piper of McCook; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Sally Frick of Omaha, Pat Welch of Kearney and Cathy Welch of Hancock; and sons-in-law, Bob Irons of Lincoln, Bruce Helms of Holbrook and Dave Dostal of Omaha
Kearney Hub, 2 June, 2006

FERNANDES, Dorothy "Sister Teresa Winefride", 93, of Kearney died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Mount Carmel Home
Services: Monday, Mount Carmel Home Chapel
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials: the Carmelite community
Born Feb. 6, 1913, in Georgetown, Guyana, South America
Parents: John and Guilhermina (de Fretas) Fernandes
Was baptized Dorothy Feb. 2, 1913
Entered the Corpus Christi Carmelites Feb. 2, 1933, at our Bemont Carmel, Port of Spain; received the habit of the order Aug. 27, 1933, taking the name of Teresa Winefride after the Welsh Saint Winefride
First temporary vows Sept. 8, 1934; final vows were said Sept. 8, 1938
Was responsible for beginning the Christ Child Convalescent Home in Diego Martin, Trinidad; also served as general councilor for the congregation; opened and served as superior in Georgetown, Guyana and Layou, St. Vincent, and was superior in Newport, R.I.; also did hostel work in Guyana and Trinidad
Last years of her long life were spent in retirement, being cared for with great love in Newport by Sister Jane Frances; a few months before her death, was transferred to Mount Carmel Home
Survivors include brothers, Marc and Albert
Was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and a sister
Kearney Hub, 3 June, 2006

JOHNSON, Erma I., 85, of Kearney, formerly of Grand Island, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Services: Tuesday, Kleine Funeral Home Chapel
Burial: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
Mortuary: Kleine Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island
Memorials: Faith United Methodist Church
Born Sept. 24, 1920
Parents: Myron and Estella (Klinginsmith) Chadwick on a farm between Cairo and Shelton
Lived in St. Paul with her grandparents during first three years of high school; moved back to Shelton, graduated 1939 with honors
Taught in rural Shelton schools
After the entire family came down with scarlet fever, of which her mother and brother died, she continued to care for ill family, especially her sister, Arlene
Married: Oct. 7, 1940, to Vernon Johnson in Grand Island. He died in 2001
With husband, spent over 40 years in Rockville; was active in the Neighborhood Card Club; moved to Grand Island, 1983; managed rental property for many years
Believed in a good education, taught Sunday school, was an assistant 4-H leader; enjoyed genealogy, quilting, gardening, canning, sewing and playing cards; member of Faith United Methodist Church, the Church Circle, the Platt-Deutsche Auxiliary, Rebekahs, Eagles Auxiliary, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary
Survivors include her daughters, Gale Enevoldsen and Myra Glause, both of Grand Island, and Barbara Huryta of Kearney; brother, Delbert Chadwick of Denver; sisters, Velma Belthazor of Freeport, Ill., and Margery Brown of Laguna Hills, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Terry Enevoldsen of Grand Island and Keith Huryta of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; grandson, Bryan; two brothers; and one sister
Kearney Hub, 6 June, 2006

CHASE, Beth Jean , 52, of Kearney died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at her home
Memorial services: Friday, First Baptist Church in Kearney
Burial: later
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Memorials: the family
Born March 27, 1954, in Shelton
Parents: David and Josephine (Steinke) Otto
Grew up in Gibbon; graduated from Gibbon High School in 1973
Married: April 24, 1976, to John Chase in Gibbon
Married: Dec. 22, 2002, to Michael Johnsen in Kearney
With first husband, lived in Minden; was employed at Baldwin Filters
Later moved back to Gibbon
After second marriage, moved to Kearney
Retired from Baldwin Filters: started her own business, Classic Detailing; worked there until her death
Activities: member of Gibbon Baptist Church, was a Sunday school assistant superintendent; member of the Women of Today club and the Abate Club of Nebraska; was an Awanas leader and Girl Scout leader
Survivors include her husband; and daughters, Sara Chase of Denver and Lise Chase of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her parents
Kearney Hub, 6 June, 2006

DUNN, Darla J., 57, of Kearney, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, Berean Fundamental Church in Cozad
Burial: Cozad Cemetery
Mortuary: Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad
Born Aug. 22, 1948, in Cozad
Parents: William and Doris (Peden) Armagost
Married: Aug. 29, 1969, to Charles Dunn in Cozad
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Heather Rueschhoff of Omaha and Heidi Samway of Lincoln; mother, Doris Vogt of Cozad; brothers, Delmar Armagost and Jerry Armagost, both of Cozad, and Bill Armagost of Lexington; sister, Glenda Debban of Lexington; and four grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 6 June 2006

EGGLI, Ben, 88, of Ord died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Valley County Health System Nursing Home in Ord
Services: Wednesday, Ord Memorial Chapel
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, with military honors
Memorials: Valley County Health System Hospice Program
Born Sept. 1, 1917, on the family farm in Platte County near Leigh
Parents: Jon and Louisa (Gerber) Eggli
With parents, moved to a farm in Nance County between Genoa and Fullerton; was educated at District 2 Shady Nook rural school
With brother traveled around doing custom combine work
Married: Aug. 23, 1942, to Hazel Sigea at Waynesville, Mo. She died Nov. 12, 2003
Military: U.S. Army, 1942-December 1945; Was married while stationed at Fort Leonardwood; served during World War II in the South Pacific
After discharge, farmed for 16 years near Funk; moved west of Kearney in 1961 and farmed near Elm Creek for 25 years; retired and moved to Kearney in 1987
Moved to Ord to be close to their daughter, Christine, and her family, 1999; lived at Grandview Assisted Living before moving to the Valley County Health System Nursing Home
Activities: enjoyed cooking, gardening, framing pictures, woodworking and his money and pig collections
Survivors include his daughters, Connie Bernt of Cabot, Ark., and Christine Wadas of Ord; and brothers, Conrad of Monroe and Leonard of Columbus; also sons-in-law, Ron Bernt of Cabot and Joe Wadas of Ord; grandchildren, Jeremy, Chad and Adam Trompke, Nathan and Breanna Bernt, and Sara and Joey Wadas; and great-grandchildren, Gavin, Jaden Trompke and Brandon and Talia Wadas
Was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers, Paul, Roland, Edward and twin brother, Fritz; sisters, Anna, Martha and Ella; and a granddaughter, Ronna Bernt
Kearney Hub, 6 June, 2006

SHENEMAN, Marvin William, 82, of Kearney, formerly of Holdrege, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday, Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege
Burial: Stamford Cemetery
Born March 15, 1924, in Furnas County
Parents: Earl and Pheoebe (Crippen) Sheneman
Married: Sept. 30, 1944, to Lois Jean Berry. She died Nov. 27, 2004
Survivors include his son, Richard of Loveland, Colo., and Marvin Jr. of Oxford; daughters, Connie White of Paraguay and Linda Dahl of Axtell; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 7 June, 2006
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