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HIBBERD, James L. "Jim", 72, of Westminster, Colorado, formerly of Gibbon, Neb., and Kearney, Neb., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, in Westminster
Memorial services: Thursday, Godberson Mortuary of Gibbon/Shelton in Gibbon, Neb.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon
Colorado memorial services: Newcomer Family Funeral Home-West Metro Chapel in Lakewood
Memorials: donor's choice
Born: Dec. 23, 1934, in rural Gibbon
Parents: Ernest "Max" and Edith (MacTavish) Hibberd
Was educated in rural Buffalo County, Neb., schools; worked as a farm hand in the area
Married: Sept. 19, 1953, to Lucile Jager
Moved to the Denver area in 1956; was employed by Ryder Truck Rental for many years; retired in 1996
Activities: enjoyed spending time with his family and friends in such activities as water skiing, camping, Jeep trips and hunting,and traveling in motor home across the United States; member of Westminster United Methodist Church and the Westminster Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. 2227
Survivors include his wife; sons, Randall and Tim; daughters, Candice Earl and Kim Biggers; brothers, Jerry of Milo, Mo., Darrell, Dennis and Robert, all of Kearney, Neb., and Larry of Corinth, Texas; sisters, Marie Kring of Axtell, Neb., Evelyn Wuehler, Jeanne Albright and Barbara Wuehler, all of Kearney, Ruby Fisher of Beatrice, Neb., Janet Hansen of Grant, Neb., and Joyce Bosshammer of Riverdale, Neb; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Vicki Hibberd and Shari Hibberd; sons-in-law, Randy Earl and John Biggers; sisters-in-law, Donna Hibberd of Milo, Viola Hibberd and Joyce Hibberd, both of Kearney, and Darlene Hibberd of Corinth; brothers-in-law, Harlan Kring of Axtell, Merle Wuehler and Larry Wuehler, both of Kearney, Maynard Hansen of Grant and Ken Bosshammer of Riverdale; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends
Was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Glenn Hibberd
Kearney Hub, 24 October, 2007

WILSON, Douglas L., 56, of Kearney died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln
Services: Friday, First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: American Heart Association or the American Lung Association
Born: Aug. 1, 1951, in Kearney
Parents: Ray and Hazel (Lawson) Wilson
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1969, attended Kearney State College
Lived in Kearney, worked for G.T.E. and Citizens Communications and was employed at Frontier Communications in Kearney at the time of his death
Activities: member of Kearney Eagles Lodge 2722, Opossum Lodge and Harley-Davidson Club; was associated with the Buffalo County Sheriff's Department as a reserve deputy for several years; enjoyed riding and building motorcycles, collecting guns and spending time with his grandchildren
Survivors include his son, Steven of Omaha; daughter, Stephanie of Omaha; and brother, Randy of Kearney; also grandsons, Dylan Wilson and Lucas Wilson, both of Omaha; and nephew, Brian Wilson of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Greg
Kearney Hub, 24 October, 2007

BELLAMY, Cleora Fern, 93, of Newton, Iowa, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, in the Monarch Wing at Skiff Medical Center in Newton
Memorial services: today at First Presbyterian Church in Newton
Mortuary: Pence-Reese in Newton
Born: Dec. 26, 1913, in Wauneta, Neb.
Parents: Charles and Mary (Egle) Ross
Married: Oct. 26, 1938, to Craig Bellamy in Stratton. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her sons, Rodney of Spring, Texas, and Charles of Omaha, Neb.; daughter, Barbara Woythaler of Newton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 23 October, 2007

DENTON, Veva M., 92, of Kearney died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Tiffany Square in Grand Island
Prayer services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Born: March 3, 1915, in Bladen
Parents: Wallace "Dick" and Ada (Davis) Feis
Graduated from Bladen High School in 1932, was the valedictorian of her class; moved to Hastings in 1935, taught school there for several years
Married: June 23, 1937, to Kenneth Denton in Omaha. He died in 2006
Moved to Loup City; moved to Kearney, worked at Boys Training School for 19 years; later worked part time in several local businesses including Sears; cared for her parents and her husband's parents during their final years
Moved to Northridge Retirement Community in 2005; moved to Tiffany Square in Grand Island, 2007, to be close to her son
Survivors include her son, Jerry of Grand Island; also daughter-in-law, Carole Denton of Grand Island; grandchildren, Kimberly Denton and her daughter, Ava, and Kevin Denton, all of Omaha, and Chris Denton and his wife, Stephanie, of Kearney; and friends, Susan and Jim Grove of Kearney
Kearney Hub, 25 October, 2007

SHOEMAKER, Elizabeth J., daughter of Shane and Misty (Hoffman) Shoemaker of Elm Creek, was born at rest Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday at Williamsburg Cemetery south of Elm Creek
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner in Kearney
Survivors include her parents; brother, Jeremiah of Elm Creek; sisters, McKayla, Marissa and Madison Nelson of Elm Creek; and grandparents, Rick and Dotty Hoffman of Kearney and Ron Shoemaker of North Loup
Kearney Hub, 24 October, 2007

SPITSNOGLE, Arlene B., 83, of Lincoln, formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, in Lincoln
Services: Friday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln
Burial: Lincoln Memorial Park
Mortuary: Thursday at Roper and Sons in Lincoln
Memorials : the church or The Arbors in Lincoln
Born: Nov. 13, 1923, in Beatrice
Parents: Ferdinand and Mary (Pfingsten) Brott
Married Marvin Spitsnogle. He preceded her in death
Was a homemaker; member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lincoln Country Club, Alpha Phi and Revelers Dance Club
Survivors include her sons, Thomas of Roswell, Ga., and Steven of Lincoln; daughter, Mary of Lincoln; sister, Viola Herpolsheimer of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Barbara Spitsnogle of Roswell and Mary Morgan-Spitsnogle of Lincoln; brother-in-law, Richard Herpolsheimer of Lincoln; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents, two sisters and four brothers
Kearney Hub, 24 October, 2007

KLEIN, Marie E., 91, of Wood River died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Wood River Good Samaritan Center
Services: Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church in Wood River
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery south of Cairo
Mortuary: Apfel in Wood River
Memorials: Grace Lutheran Church or Wood River Good Samaritan Center
Born: Feb. 9, 1916, in St. Michael in Buffalo County
Parents: August and Hulda (Muhlbach) Eickhoff
Grew up and received her education at Hall County Bluff Center; graduated from Shelton High School
Married: April 11, 1937, to Harold Klein at Zion Lutheran Church north of Shelton. He preceded her in death
Lived north of Wood River; moved northwest of Wood River where they farmed
Activities: member of Grace Lutheran Church; participated at the Wood River Senior Citizen's Center and the U Go I Go Extension Club; enjoyed quilting, traveling, playing cards, dancing and especially being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Survivors include her sons, Lawrence of Wood River and Ivan of Gibbon; daughter, Doris Arterburn of Pleasanton, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Angeline Klein of Wood River and LeAnn Klein of Gibbon; son-in-law, David Arterburn of Pleasanton; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Eickhoff of Wood River
Was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Edward Eickhoff and Fred Eickhoff; and a cousin, Everett Hadenfeldt, whom her parents raised.
Kearney Hub, 25 October 2007

MEIDINGER, Noel E., 58, of Kearney died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at his home
Graveside services: Friday, Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Born: July 7, 1949, in Streeter, N.D.
Parents: Julius and Lydia (Reich) Meidinger
Survivors include his son, Randall of Thornton, Colo.; daughters, Charlene Fox of Denver and Angela Morgan and Bonnie Hernandez, both of Thornton; brothers, Delmar of Grand Island and Virgil of Aberdeen, S.D.; several grandchildren; stepsons, Todd Carter of Oklahoma City, Tom Reiss of Darr, Timothy Reiss of Lincoln and Terry Reiss of Branson, Mo.; stepdaughters, Tammy Sherman of Lincoln and Tiffany Sutton of Grand Island; and ex-wives, Marie Meidinger and Donna Carter
Kearney Hub, 25 October, 2007

STALDER, Kelly Jo, 26, of Reno, Nevada, formerly of Miller, Neb., and Beaver City, Neb., died in an automobile accident Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, in Reno
Services: Saturday, First Presbyterian Church in Beaver City
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City
Mortuary: Wenburg in Beaver City
Memorials: Epilepsy Foundation
Born Nov. 15, 1980, in Gothenburg, Neb.
Parents: Rodney and Linda (Province) Stalder
Grew up in the Miller area; spent some of her younger years in Beaver City; graduated from Sumner-Eddyville-Miller High School in 1999; was active in volleyball, track and basketball at S-E-M
After graduation, moved to Reno and then to Wellington, Utah; returned to Reno in 2002 and worked for Pevco Manufacturing for two years; started to work for Vidtek Co., a surveillance camera repair company, 2004, worked her way up to management
Attended the Christian Church in Miller
Survivors include her father, of Moab, Utah; mother, Linda Province of Alma, Neb.; sister, Jessica Lang of Hastings, Neb.; grandparents, Jerry and Leo Stalder of Stamford, Neb., and Shirley Stevens and stepgrandfather, Orvin, of Gothenburg; half-brother, Jonathan Landwehr of Beloit, Kan.; and half-sister, Amanda Landwehr of Hays, Kan.; also nephew, Logan Lang of Hastings; and several aunts, uncles and other relatives
Was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gail Province; and aunt, Diane Gewecke
Kearney Hub, 25 October, 2007

NEHLS, Lyle L., 70, of Kearney died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Saturday. O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Memorials: to the family
Born March 23, 1937, in San Bernardino, Calif.
Parents: Henry and Pearl (Warford) Nehls
Grew up in Arcadia and Kearney areas; attended school in Kearney
Married: Dec. 28, 1960, to Ila Godfrey on the Godfrey family farm near Gibbon
Worked for Dobberstein Roofing, West Co., Bob's Super Store and the Turkey Plant in Gibbon
Favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Survivors include his wife of Holdrege; son, Charlie of Nebraska City; daughters, Lillian Buettner of Holdrege and Arlene Jensen of Kearney; brothers, Leland of Grand Island, Len of Arcadia, Jess Holley of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Fred; sisters, Myrtle Klosterman of Kearney and Maxine Johnson of Lexington; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Retha Nehls of Nebraska City; sons-in-law, Joe Buettner of Holdrege and Dennis Jensen of Kearney; sisters-in-law, Virginia Nehls of Grand Island, Lorraine Nehls of Arcadia and Gladys Holley of Corpus Christi; and brothers-in-law, John Klosterman of Kearney and Ron Johnson of Lexington
Was preceded in death by his parents, one grandchild and one great-grandchild
Kearney Hub, 26 October, 2007

BERGT-ROBERTSON, Barbara J., 57, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Amherst, Neb., died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, in Jenks, Oklahoma
Services: Tuesday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst
Burial: Immanuel Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Kearney, Neb.
Memorials: Joyce Meyer Ministries or Joel Osten Ministries Born Nov. 9, 1949, in Kearney
Parents: Eugene and Evonne (Fisher) Bergt
Was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church; graduated from Amherst High School in 1967; attended Grand Island (Neb.) School of Business
Moved to Wisconsin, was employed by the state of Wisconsin for more than 30 years in the Department of Social Services, Department of Corrections and the Department of Natural Resources; retired in 2005
Married: Oct. 15, 1989, to Claude Robertson in DePere, Wis.
Activities: member of Zion Lutheran Church in Wayside, Wis.; enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family
Survivors include her husband; her parents of Amherst; brother, Clarence Bergt of Amherst; sisters, Corliss Merrick of Janesville, Wis., and Debra Long and Linnea King, both of Amherst; stepson, William of DePere; and stepdaughter, April of Portland, Ore.; sister-in-law, Lisa Bergt of Amherst; brothers-in-law, Mike Merrick of Janesville and Robert Long and Raymond King, both of Amherst; a number of nieces, nephews and grandnephews; and one grandniece
Kearney Hub, 29 October 2007

HOUTS, Linda, 65, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died of cancer Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, in Eugene
Memorial services: Saturday, Smith-Lund-Mills Chapel in Cottage Grove
Burial: Fir Grove Cemetery
Born Dec. 14, 1941, in Dighton, Kan.
Parents: Mike and Marjorie (Lemon) Lewis
Married: Dec. 26, 1988, to Daniel Houts in Las Vegas
Survivors include her husband; sons, Tannis Watson II of Marshall, Mich., and Perris Watson of Kearney; sister, Vicki Lewis of Riverside, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and stepdaughters, Misti Cunningham of Conroe, Texas, and Danielle Tippery of Richland, Neb.
Kearney Hub, 26 October, 2007

GRIEM, Aleeta, 89, of Kearney died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at Mount Carmel Nursing Home
Graveside services: Thursday, Edison Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Kearney Area Humane Society or First Baptist Church
Born Dec. 23, 1917, in Furnas County
Parents: Harvey and Lillian (Shellenbarger) Gibson
Graduated from Edison High School
Married: Jan. 10, 1939, to Walter Griem in Kearney. He preceded her in death
Lived in Holdrege for 53 years; moved to Kearney in 2004
Survivors include her daughter, Maxine Lien of Kearney; and sister, Delta Remington of Duarte, Calif.; also son-in-law, Charles Lien of Kearney; sister-in-law, Iva Griem; grandchildren, Kevin and his wife, Jan, Kim and her husband, Max, MeLissa and her husband, Grant, and Christian; great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Jordan; and nieces and nephews, Janice, Lance, Jim, Nancy, Wayne, Kayla, Joyce and Jim
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers-in-law, Rudy and Clarence
Kearney Hub, 31 October, 2007

SHOEMAKER, Betty J., 86, of Miller died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, Callaway Lutheran Church
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway
Mortuary: Timm-Reynolds-Love in Callaway
Born Aug. 3, 1921, in Brownlee
Parents: Milton and Mable (Mason) Horn
Married: Jan. 5, 1939, to Earl Mowrey in Miller. He died June 24, 1981
Married: Aug. 2, 1982, to Bernard Shoemaker in Callaway. He died March 31, 1998
Survivors include her son, Larry Mowrey of York; daughters, Janice Dewey of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Donna Murray of Miller; sister, Jean Howell of Denver; 13 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 29 October, 2007

SIEGEL, Aleen J., 93, of Kearney died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: Arthritis Foundation
Born Jan. 2, 1914, in Beemer
Parents: Albert and Mary (Beebe) Neely
Married: 1946, to Syl Papiernik in Phillipsburg, Kan. He preceded her in death
Married: 1958, to Herman Siegel in Kearney. He preceded her in death
Moved with family to Tilden in 1919; graduated from Tilden High School in 1932; moved to Norfolk, 1938, worked for Hested's; became store manager for Hested's in Ord in 1943; moved to Valentine, 1954, managed the Hested's store there; moved to Kearney, 1957, to run the children's store for Henry Ruben; worked for Hested's, Hellmans' and Young Moderns; began working for the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center as an accountant in 1963; retired after 20 years
Activities: was the first female president of a chamber of commerce in Nebraska while living in Ord; member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney, Does and American Legion Auxiliary; enjoyed gardening and sewing
Survivors include her nephews, Robert Catron of Kearney, Mark Neely of Hadar and Craig Neely of Lincoln; and niece, Deanna Neely of Orofino, Idaho; also niece-in-law, Jane Neely of Lincoln; and nephew-in-law, Michael Carrico of Orofino
Kearney Hub, 31 October, 2007

JOHNSTON, Lyle H., 73, of Kearney died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at his home
Memorial graveside services and burial of cremains: Thursday at Industry Cemetery in rural Atlanta
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer in Holdrege
Born Dec. 4, 1933, in Beloit, Kan.
Parents: Fred and Nona (Gentry) Johnston
Married: March 30, 1963, to Sheila Bonner in Alma
Survivors include his wife; sons, Kerry Peters of North Platte, Marc of Alma and Robert of Holdrege; brother, Raye of Loomis; sisters, Lois Martin of Commerce City, Colo., and Jean Jakob of Grand Island; and eight grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 27 October, 2007

BRECHT, Matthew J. "Matt", 26, of Kearney died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at his home
Services: Thursday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Prairie Center Cemetery at Haven's Chapel north of Kearney
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: American Heart Association or St. Jude's Children's Hospital
Born Oct. 12, 1981, in Kearney
Parents: Alan and Karen (Gewecke) Brecht
Attended Northeast Elementary School, Horizon Middle School; graduated from Kearney High School in 2000; at KHS was active in the band and marching band, orchestra, Key Club, Sci-Fi Club, was a track student manager, and participated in Knowledge Master and Academic Decathlon; graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in December 2005 with a bachelor of arts degree with a double major of English with a writing emphasis and philosophy and a minor in popular culture; was active with the UNK Band and Marching Band
Had worked at Cabela's from 2000 until the time of his death
Activities: member of the United Methodist Church; had been a member of Boy Scouts Troop 136; enjoyed reading, writing and collecting comic books; was an avid "Star Wars" fan, enjoyed comedies and loved his animals; was working on writing a novel
Survivors include his parents, of Kearney; brothers, Kyle of Lincoln and Nathan of Kearney; and grandmother, Ruth Gewecke of Kearney; also sister-in-law, Rebecca Brecht of Kearney; niece, Caley Brecht of Grand Island; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends
Was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pauline and Jacob Brecht and Kenneth Gewecke
Kearney Hub, 31 October, 2007

KNEESE, Jacqulyn F. "Jackie", 63, of Kearney died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: St. Luke's Nursing Home in Kearney
Born Sept. 9, 1944, in Kearney
Parents: Milton and Glada (Porter) Kneese
Contracted polio in 1953 at age 8, was paralyzed from the waist down; had lived at St. Luke's Care Home since 1968; was an avid Husker football fan; enjoyed doing yarn needlepoint crafts, helping other patients, and visiting with family and friends
Survivors include her brothers, Ken of New Providence, N.J., and Mike of Blackfoot, Idaho; and stepmother, Jean of Kearney; also sisters-in-law, Kathy Kneese of New Providence and Norma Kneese of Blackfoot; and five nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her parents
Kearney Hub, 21 November, 2007

PENA, Conchita, 77, of Kearney died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at her home
Services: Friday at O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Born Dec. 26, 1929, in El Salvador
Parents: Antonio Duenas and Rosalia Pena
Survivors include her sons, Manuel, Jorge, Christobal and Victor; and daughter, Sarie
Kearney Hub, 1 November, 2007

SALINAS, Angelina R., 49, of Kearney died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday, Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Born July 29, 1958, in Stevens Point, Wis.
Parents: Juan and Faith (Green) Cervantes
Married Leornardo Salinas
Survivors: husband; sons, Hodilon, David, Robert and Aniseto; daughter, Sandra Salinas-Lopez of Kearney; one brother; and six sisters
Kearney Hub, 3 November, 2007

MEYER, Norman E., 82, of Kearney died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at his home
Services: Wednesday, First Lutheran Church
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: the church or the Senior Hospitality Center in Kearney
Born Aug. 11, 1925, in Gosper County
Parents: August and Sophia (Renken) Meyer
Received his education in Lexington, graduated from high school there
Married: Sept. 12, 1943, to Phyllis Haney in Oberlin, Kan. She died in 1997. Married: 1999, to Bonnie (Swanson) Maaske. She died in 2002
Farmed in Dawson County, later moved into Lexington; also worked for Martin Electric in Lexington for 18 years; moved to Kearney in 1969, worked for Eaton Corp
Activities: member of the church; served as president of the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department; charter member and officer at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington; was active and served on the board of Kearney Senior Hospitality Center
Survivors include his stepson, Kent Maaske of Kearney; and stepdaughters, Jana Maaske of Kearney and Julie Maaske of Lincoln; also nephew, Doyle Haney of Lincoln; nieces, Pat Penner of McCook, Bonnie Nelson of Atlantic, Iowa, Carol Meyer of Lexington and Connie Bredenbach of Olathe, Kan.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Haney of Lincoln; and special friend, Myra Walker of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his wives; parents; sons, Dick and Gary; and brother, Martin
Kearney Hub, 6 November, 2007

PETERSEN, Isabelle J. "Isy", 79, of Kearney died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Alma Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Memorials: First United Methodist Church or the donor's choice
Born June 8, 1928, near Republican City
Parents: Thomas and Ethel (Hicks) Boston
Moved to Alma, attended school, graduated from Alma High School in 1945
Married: Aug. 28, 1948, to Lyle Petersen in Hastings. He died in 1963
Worked at the Ben Franklin store in Alma for four years; moved to Kearney in 1955; was a housewife until 1964, worked for W.T. Grant for nine years, then for Alco Discount Store for 20 years in sales and also was a supervisor; retired from Alco in July 1993
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and AARP; helped start the Parents Without Partners group in Kearney; was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother; bowled for many years, loved dancing and traveling
Survivors include her sons, Arthur of Axtell and Arlen and Alan, both of Kearney; brothers, Dell Boston of Meridian, Idaho, Bill Boston, Reid Boston and Ronald Boston, all of Alma, and Thomas Boston of Loveland, Colo.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Edna Petersen of Axtell and Kelli Petersen and Cindy Simmons, both of Kearney
as preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, two brothers and one sister
Kearney Hub, 5 November, 2007

RIGGS, Kathleen A., 52, of Elm Creek died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at her home northwest of Elm Creek
Services: Thursday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst
Burial: Immanuel Cemetery northwest of Amherst with military honors
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Memorials: American Cancer Society
Born June 25, 1955, in Kearney
Parents: Emmitt and Freda (Bauer) Wild
Attended school in Amherst, graduated from Amherst High School in 1973
Was a lifetime resident of the Amherst/Elm Creek area; attended Central Community College and received associate's degrees in greenhouse management and accounting
Military: U.S. Navy, Feb. 22, 1974 - Feb. 21, 1978
Married: May 10, 1980, to C. William Riggs in Amherst
Was employed at Morris Press in Kearney in School Mate Data Entry and was a proofreader in the Morris Press cookbook department
Activities: member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst and Hillcrest Extension Club, served on the Logan Township Board; was a devoted wife and mother; enjoyed gardening, her kitties, sewing, helping with the band booster club and spending time with her family and friends
Survivors include her husband; daughter, April of Elm Creek; her mother of Amherst; brother, Kermit Wild of Amherst; and sisters, Karen Bohac and Karla Wild, both of Kearney, and Kaye Wild of Cambridge, Mass.; also parents-in-law, Clyde and Maudie Riggs of Elm Creek; sister-in-law, Kathy Tropp of Loomis; brothers-in-law, Ernie Tropp of Loomis, Frank Bohac of Kearney and Bruce Levy of Cambridge; special friend, Robin Kalba of Kearney; nephews, Chad Taubenheim and Clayton Tropp; and nieces, Renea Wolf, Ashley Bohac and Gayle Tropp
Was preceded in death by her father Nov. 28, 2001
Kearney Hub, 7 November, 2007

VOGT, Maxine M., 85, of Ravenna died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Wednesday, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born Feb. 26, 1922, in Buffalo County
Parents: Frank and Clara (Lindner) Kirschner
Was educated in Amherst
Married: Jan. 13, 1944, to Harold Vogt in Fort Carson, Colo. He preceded her in death
With husband, farmed north of Miller; moved to Ravenna in 1958; worked as a cook at the high school and nursing home in Ravenna
Activities: member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include her sons, Ron and Larry, both of Ravenna; daughters, Karen of Kearney, Bonnie Konert of Columbus and Connie Corbin of Ravenna; sister, Phyllis Saathoff of Kearney; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Cheryl Vogt of Ravenna; and sons-in-law, Jerry Konert of Columbus and Mel Corbin of Ravenna
Was preceded in death by her husband, one son, one daughter, one sister and one great-grandson
Kearney Hub, 5 November, 2007

LARSON, Richard A. "Ricky", 52, of Kearney died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at BryanLGH Medical Center East in Lincoln
Graveside services: Thursday, Fredericksburg Lutheran Church Cemetery south of Minden
Mortuary: Butherus, Maser and Love in Lincoln
Born Dec. 20, 1954, in Minden
Parents: Richard and Helen (Johnson) Larson
Survivors include his brother, Robert of Kearney; and sisters, Donna Klinghammer of Denver, Debra Wetzel of Lincoln and Retha Nehls of Nebraska City
Kearney Hub, 8 November, 2007

LANE, Frances Jane Montana Bliss, 91, of Kearney died of cancer Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at her home
Services: Sunday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Museum of Nebraska Art, the Chancel Choir Fund of First United Methodist Church or donor's choice
Born on Jan. 31, 1916, in Glendive, Mont.
Parents: William and Lucy (McCartney) Bliss
Moved with her family to Nebraska in 1917; as an itinerant Methodist minister's daughter, moved 10 times in her first 16 years
Attended high school in Hemingford; graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln in 1936; taught English, speech and drama in high schools in Taylor, Albion and Columbus; attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., for several summers
Married: May 31, 1942, to Laurence Dean Lane in Milford. He died Dec. 22, 1989
Lived in Omaha while husband was in medical school, worked as an office supervisor at the Glenn L. Martin Nebraska plant during World War II; lived in Cincinnati for three years during husband's hospital residencies; lived with her parents and children in Schuyler and Lincoln while husband was in Japan with th Army of Occupation in Japan, 1946-1948 Moved to Kearney, 1948; husband became one of the founders of Kearney Clinic
Activities: was a 12-year member of the Board of Trustees of Nebraska Wesleyan; longtime member of the Kearney State College Foundation Board of Directors and one of the founders of the college Ambassadors program; was president of a number of Kearney organizations: Chapter EG, of the P.E.O. sisterhood; Park School PTA; Buffalo County unit of the American Cancer Society; Buffalo County Medical Auxiliary; and the Women's Society of Christian Service of First United Methodist Church; volunteered for 16 years as a docent at the Museum of Nebraska Art, was one of the founders of the MONA Guild; volunteered at Trails and Rails Museum of the Buffalo County Historical Society and was a life member and volunteered at the Frank House; was supervisor of the 1970 census for Kearney and surrounding precincts; member of First United Methodist Church and was active in its organizations; enjoyed singing in the Chancel Choir
Survivors include her sons, Robert Lane of Lincoln and James Lane of State College, Pa.; daughters, Linda Ann Lane-Hamilton of Williamsburg, Va., and Nancy Lane of Kearney; also son-in-law, David Hamilton of Williamsburg; daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Callahan of Lincoln; granddaughter, Jessica Emma Johnson, formerly of Seattle and now traveling in Europe; and a niece and nephew in California
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; half sister, Ella Ruby Bliss; and brother, James R. Bliss
Kearney Hub, 9 November, 2007

OMAN, Minerva, 89, of Kearney, formerly of Gothenburg, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney
Services: Saturday, Gothenburg Cemetery
Mortuary: Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg
Memorials: First Presbyterian Church of Kearney, First Presbyterian Church of Gothenburg or Mount Carmel Home of Kearney
Born Dec. 8, 1917, in Riverton, Wyo.
Parents: Niels and Martha (Nielsen) Olesen
Moved with family to Gothenburg; attended school at Gothenburg Public Schools; graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1936
Married: Dec. 5, 1937, to Everett Oman in Gothenburg. He died in 2003
With husband operated Nifty Cleaners in Gothenburg, also operated One Hour Martinizing in Kearney until retirement Activities: enjoyed cooking and singing, reading and knitting
Survivors include her daughters, Cyndy Robinson of Kearney and Nanette Beattie of Sumner; sister, Rose Olesen of Gothenburg; and 14 great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Gary Robinson of Kearney and Jeff Beattie of Sumner; and grandchildren and their spouses, Lani and Henry Heeg of Kimball, Bart and Shana Beattie of Sumner, Koley and Clint Ellingson of Kearney, Brooke and Aaron Davis of Lincoln and Chivonne and Troy Daum of Gothenburg
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Geraldine Brueckner; and two great-granddaughters
Kearney Hub, 8 November, 2007

WIMBERLEY, Wilson "Stanley", 76, of Houston died of cancer Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, in Houston
Services: Nov. 17 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Fairfield
Mortuary: Garden Oaks in Houston
Memorials: American Cancer Society
Born Nov. 20, 1930, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: Wilson and Dorothea (Wilson) Wimberley
Graduated from Kearney High School, and from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in petroleum engineering
Military: U.S. Army during and following the Korean War
Activities: member of Kearney Elks Club, a certified professional engineer and a life-long devotee of barbershop quartet music; was an original member of both the Kearney Barbershoppers chorus and the Elkhorns quartet
Married: Aug. 17, 1957, to Carole Thomas in Watford City, N.D.
Survivors include his wife; son, Lane of Austin; and daughter, Dana Dennison of Cypress; also daughter-in-law, Liza Wimberley of Austin; son-in-law, Scott Dennison; and grandchildren, Max, Hannah, Mason and Callie
Was preceded in death by his parents and many aunts and uncles
Kearney Hub, 8 November, 2007

WHALEY, Edward A. "Tiny", 85, of Kearney died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village
Services: Tuesday, Kearney Church of Christ
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military honors
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Kearney Church of Christ, St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village or AseraCare Hospice
Born Aug. 15, 1922, in Cozad
Parents: Guy and Laura (Elliott) Whaley
Family moved to Kearney in 1935; graduated from Kearney High School in 1941
Military: U.S. Navy on June 26, 1942 - Dec. 27, 1946
Married: May 10, 1954, Voneta Brisbin in Aurora
After discharge from Army, returned to Kearney, was employed by Nims Oil Co., which later became Skelly Station, Lowenberg Service Station and Walters Phillip 66, as a tank truck driver and mechanic for 40 years; retired in 1987
Activitives: member of Kearney Church of Christ and VFW Post 759
Survivors include his wife; son, Gary of Kearney; daughters, May Irene Godfrey of Garden City, Kan., Gloria Smith of Grand Island, Elizabeth Schmidt of Belton, Mo., and Kimberly Whaley of Lincoln; brothers, Harry of Ontario, Idaho, Robert of Grand Island and Emery of Stanton, Calif.; sister, Marjorie Carman of Imperial; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Sheri Whaley of Kearney; and sons-in-law, Lyle Godfrey of Garden City, Kan., Jim Smith of Grand Island and Elton Schmidt of Belton, Mo.
Was preceded in death by one grandson, four brothers and one sister
Kearney Hub, 12 November, 2007

MINOR, Helen Mae Lofgren, 92, of Vancouver, Washington, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, in Vancouver
Services: Nov. 17 at First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Mortuary: Crown Memorial Center in Milwaukie, Ore.
Memorials: First United Methodist Church
Born Feb. 3, 1915, in Kansas
Parents: James and Millie (Elwel) Woodward
Married: 1941, to Marvin Lofgren. He died in 1984
Married: 1992, to Wilber Minor, a retired pharmaceutical salesman. He died in 1997
Met Marvin Lofgren, a fellow teacher, at a teaching position in Daykin, Neb.; taught school in several towns in Nebraska, moved to Kearney in 1955; both taught at the Boy's Training School; she later received her teaching degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, taught in Kearney Public Schools for 20 years; 1980 was honored as an outstanding educator in KPS; had lived in Vancouver for the past five years
Conducted the Job's Daughters choir and the Methodist youth choir; sang in the First United Methodist choir for more than 30 years; after retiring, conducted a rural school chorus and had sing-alongs at St. John's Center; conducted music for the adult handicapped at the United Methodist Church
Celebrating her 80th birthday at the Governor's Mansion in Lincoln, Neb.; traveled from Washington back to Nebraska to celebrate her 90th birthday
Activities: member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Retired Teachers Association and United Methodist Women; enjoyed all musical activities; loved visiting her grandchildren; also visited Europe, Alaska, the East Coast and Hawaii
Survivors include her daughter, Annette O'Neil of Clackamas, Ore.; three sisters; and six great-grandchildren; also grandchildren, Patrick Nelson, Sarah Nelson, Jay Freeman, Renee Shea and Carrie Treloar; and sons-in-law, Brian O'Neil and Sen. Ben Nelson
Was preceded in death by her husbands, and daughter, Marcia Nelson, in 1977
Kearney Hub, 10 November, 2007

MIZELL, Ruth E., 89, of Kearney died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Cambridge Court
Services: Wednesday, New Life Assembly Church
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon, military honors
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Memorials: Royal Family Kids Camp and AseraCare Hospice
Born March 11, 1918, in Minden
Parents: Albert and Eva (Thorn) Winters
Attended school in Broadwater; received her teaching certificate from Chadron State College
From 1942 - 1944, worked at Cheyenne Modification Center as a project mechanic repairing and modifying B-17 bombers
Military: U.S. Navy during World War II
Married: Oct. 10, 1948, to W. Riley Mizell in Broadwater. He died Dec. 30, 1990
Taught country school at Hartman District 34 and also at 17-J schools
Activities: enjoyed gardening, poetry and puzzle games of all kinds, especially crossword puzzles; was a talented artist; was very active in her church, taught Sunday school for a number of years
Survivors include her sons, David of Lincoln, Dennis of Kearney and James of Rowlett, Texas; daughters, Mary Creamer of Sidney, N.Y., and Carin Schissler of Austin, Texas; and six grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Karolynn Mizell of Lincoln, Carolyn Mizell of Kearney and Linda Mizell of Rowlett; son-in-law, Doug Creamer of Sidney; and very special friends, Gary and Julia Crowell of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters, three brothers and two grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 13 November, 2007

MORENO, Antonio C. 66, of Kearney died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at his home
Services: Wednesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice in Kearney
Born April 13, 1941, in Robstown, Texas
Parents: Antonio and Genera (Cruz) Moreno
Married: July 16, 1961, to Josie Rodriguez in Kearney
Worked for Dobberstein Roofing from 1967 until retirement in 2001; enjoyed his time with family and friends, fishing, watching old cowboy movies and football, and listening to country music
Survivors include his wife; sons, Tony Jr. and John, both of Kearney; sister, Mary Robledos of Lubbock, Texas; and eight grandchildren; also his mother-in-law, Ignacia Rodriguez of Kearney; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Trigio Jr. and Alice Rodriguez of Houston, Javier and Rose Rodriguez of Elgin, Ore., and Thelma and John Carranza, Hilda Rodriguez, Henrietta and Jim Vavra, Jonas Rodriguez, Johnny and Rosemary Rodriguez and Jerry and Rita Rodriguez, all of Kearney; grandson, Rusty Moreno of Kearney; and granddaughters, Mariah Moreno and Mikayla Moreno, both of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe, Pete and Felix; and brother-in-law, Mario Rodriguez
Kearney Hub, 13 November, 2007

CALDWELL, Robert Charles, 57, of Ord died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Valley County Health System Hospital in Ord
Services: Wednesday, Bethany Lutheran Church in Ord
Body will be cremated
Mortuary: Ord Memorial Chapel
Memorials: Mision Betania-Paraguay (Bethany International)
Born Dec. 10, 1949, in Garden City, Kan.
Parents: Robert and Rose (Holomek) Caldwell
Was raised in Kearney where he attended school; graduated from Kearney High School in 1968 and from Kearney State College in 1974
Married: May 11, 1969, he married Linda Sigler in Kearney
Worked in many interesting careers culminating in his dream as an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church ELCA in 2005; was a minister at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ord until his illness
Activities: served on the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department for five years; belonged to Rotary, Ministerial Society and Artisimos, was a Team Mentor and directed the Ministry Association Program for many years; hobbies included painting, drawing, welding, jewelry, hunting and fishing
Survivors include his wife; sons, Robert II of Lincoln and Forest of Kearney; and daughter, Teri of Riverton, Wyo.; also daughters-in-law, Beth Caldwell of Lincoln and Jenni Caldwell of Minden; grandchildren, Annelyn Caldwell of Lincoln, Linda and Forest Caldwell, both of Kearney, and Cort and Kelsey Eppler, both of Riverton; second daughter, Kim Koch, her husband, Bruce, and their children, Kayla, Kaleigh, Austin, Jonathan and Brett; and sister-in-law, Audrey Caldwell of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Caldwell
Kearney Hub, 13 November, 2007

LARSEN, Ellen J., 90, of Holdrege, formerly of Kearney, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Holdrege Memorial Homes
Services: Nov. 15, First Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial: at the church columbarium
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner in Kearney
Memorials: L.M. Larsen Scholarship Fund at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Foundation
Born May 15, 1917, in Ruskin
Parents: Nels and Ollie (Petersen) Houtwed
Graduated from Ruskin High School in 1935
Married: June 2, 1940, she married L.M. Larsen in Ruskin. He preceded her in death
Moved to Kearney in 1948
Activities: member of First Lutheran Church, Faculty Wives, Naomi Circle at First Lutheran Church, AARP, and the Knit, Chat and Sew Group; was an avid antique collector and loved to play bridge
Survivors include her sons, Marlin of Roseburg, Ore., and Don of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Marcia Mattson of Holdrege; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Marge Larsen of Roseburg; and son-in-law, Tim Mattson of Holdrege
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and one sister
Kearney Hub, 13 November, 2007

INGRAM, Jessica Jo, 26, of McKinney, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at her home
Services: Oct. 15, Fisher Funeral Chapel in Denison
Burial: Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman
Born Dec. 30, 1980, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: Paula Bright and Robert Issacs
Lived with parents in Ravenna, Kearney, Elwood and Shelton; attended school in Shelton and graduated May 15, 1999; attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney, majored in music
Married: Sept. 7, 2002, to Adam Jaworski
Married: 2003 to James Ingram
Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelton
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Natalie Jaworski and Eleanor Ingram, both of McKinney; mother and stepfather, Paula and Chris Weiss of Shelton.; Richard and Marilyn Bright and Doris Isaacs, all of Ravenna, Neb.; and stepchildren, Tristan and Kiernan Ingram, both of McKinney; half brothers, Keith and Scott Weiss, both of Shelton; grandparents, aunts and uncles, Liz and Jim Sweeney of Ravenna, Laurie and Jim Kirchgessner of Stanwood, Wash., Amy Bright and Jim Frontzcak of Boulder, Colo., and Pat and Terry Yendra of Gibbon; her father and stepmother, Robert and Deb Isaacs of Shelton; and cousins, Krystle, James, Justin, Jasmine and the Yendras' daughters
Was preceded in death by her grandfather, Leslie Isaacs
Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2007

FLESNER, Tim R., 56, of Appling, Georgia, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta
Private services and burial; body was cremated
Mortuary: Poteet in Augusta
Born Jan. 10, 1951, in Kearney
Parents: Harry and Dorothy (Berggren) Flesner
Attended Kearney Public Schools, graduated from Kearney High School in 1969; attended Kearney State College
Activities: member of First Baptist Church in Kearney; loved sports, especially baseball; had fond memories of playing and coaching Little League in Kearney
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; sons, Harris and Kozzi, both of Augusta; daughter, Wendy Ralph of Columbia, S.C.; and sisters, June Flesner-Becker of Kearney and SuEllen Sipes of Grainvalley, Mo.
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 16 November, 2007

MARTELLE, Elaine Janet, 70, of Kearney died of cancer Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at her daughter's home in Callaway
Services: Tuesday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: to the family
Born Jan. 20, 1937, in German Valley near Brewster
Parents: Louis and Marie (Crust) Schneidereit
Graduated from Brewster High School in 1954
Taught in a country school in rural Blaine County
Married: Aug. 17, 1957, to Gordon Martelle in Brewster. He preceded her in death in 1970
Moved to Big Rapids, Mich., in 1968; taught school and started a workshop for mentally and physically handicapped adults, which is now a thriving statewide organization
After husband's death, moved back to Nebraska, settled in Kearney; owned and operated Elaine's Antiques; sold her shop in 1987 but continued to sell antiques and decorations until her death
Activities: ministered to others in her church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney; volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, worked with teenage girls at Richard Young Hospital
Survivors include her son, David of York; daughter, Diane Ready of Callaway; and sisters, Elsie Hughes of Lincoln and Esther Ziegler of Ainsworth; also son David's family of York; grandchildren, Lainey Martelle, Leslie Smith and Grant Freeman; and many other friends and loved ones
Was preceded in death by her husband; sister, Evelyn Gabriel; brother, Carl Schneidereit; and her parents
Kearney Hub, 17 November, 2007

GEDDIE, Jann, 49, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Las Vegas
Services: Tuesday, The Palms Casino in Las Vegas
Mortuary: Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas
Memorials: Nevada Cancer Institution
Born Dec. 10, 1957, in Wayne, Neb.
Parents: Eldon and Donna (Victor) Seyler
Attended school in Fremont, Neb., graduated from Kearney High School in 1976
Moved to Las Vegas, worked at various casinos
Married: Nov. 29, 1983, to Lance Geddie
Survivors include her husband; son, Chance of Las Vegas; her mother of Sun City, Ariz.; and brothers, Jeff Seyler of Kearney and John Seyler of Bellingham, Wash.; also sisters-in-law, Lisa Seyler of Kearney and Deb Seyler of Bellingham; nephew, Caden Seyler of Bellingham; and niece, Haley Seyler of Bellingham
Was preceded in death by her father, Eldon "Sy" Seyler
Kearney Hub, 19 November, 2007

FENTON, Warren Ernest "Eric", 44, of Omaha died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Creighton Medical Center in Omaha
Memorial services: Saturday, Colony Acres in Gibbon
Body was cremated
Mortuary: Roeder in Omaha
Born Jan. 30, 1963, in Omaha
Parents: Fred Sr. and Opalene (Harris) Fenton
Was raised in Lexington and Kearney and attended Kearney Public Schools
Married: Jan. 21, 1989, to Michelle Maw in Aurora
Survivors include his father of Kearney; brothers, G.R. Wilson of Clayton, N.C., Dave Wilson of Texas, Ron Wilson of Chico, Texas, and Fred Jr. of Winnsboro, S.C.; and sisters, Dominique Haight of Gibbon and Lorrie Foster of Wood River; also sisters-in-law, Darlene Wilson of Clayton, Deanne Wilson of Chico and Gina Fenton of Winnsboro; and nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his mother Feb. 23, 2004; and grandparents, Warren and Bessie Worley and Ernest and Lillian Fenton
Kearney Hub, 19 November, 2007

MUHLBACH, Ray E., 81, of Lincoln, formerly of Ravenna, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Lancaster Manor in Lincoln
Services: Monday, Nov. 19, Congregational Church in Ravenna
Burial: Sodtown Cemetery southeast of Ravenna Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna Born Sept. 8, 1926, in Buffalo County
Parents: Harry and Ella (Hankins) Muhlbach
Grew up in the Ravenna area, graduated from Ravenna High School
Married: Sept. 23, 1947, to Helen Schlund
Lived near Ravenna; was involved in a variety of business ventures, including custom harvesting and corn shelling, farming, demolition, land leveling, trucking and heavy equipment operator
Activities: was active in the church and community; served on the Rural School Board and National Farmers Organization and addressed various political issues; enjoyed family, friends, playing cards and dancing; loved flying and airplanes and held a pilot's license
Survivors include his sons, Harry of Lincoln, Gilbert and Mark, both of Ravenna, and Jerry of Kearney; daughters, Cheryl Bellamy of Lincoln, Peggy Cruise of Pleasanton and Theo Ball of Longmont, Colo.; brother, Darrel Bernet of Overland Park, Kan.; sisters, Delores Mingus of Ravenna and Donna Barstad of LaCanada, Calif.; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and stepbrother, Gordon Bernet of Ravenna; also daughters-in-law, Pat Muhlbach of Lincoln, Cindy Muhlbach of Ravenna and Cheryl Muhlbach of Kearney; sons-in-law, Bruce Bellamy of Lincoln, Ron Cruise of Pleasanton and Kenney Ball of Longmont; sister-in-law, Linda Bernet of Overland Park; brother-in-law, Jon Barstad of LaCanada; stepsister-in-law, Marguerite Bernet of Ravenna; and special friend, Janet Yarnell of Lincoln
Was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Oliver Bernet; and daughter, Denise Muhlbach
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