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GRISS, Wallace R. "Wally", 84, of Kearney died Sunday, November 18, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, First Christian Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military rites
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Shriners Crippled Children Transportation Fund or First Christian Church
Born March 23, 1923, in Kearney
Parents: Floyd and Mae (Danburg) Griss
Grew up in Kearney and graduated from Kearney High School
Military: World War II veteran, U.S. ArmyFebruary 1943 - November 1945
Married: Aug. 8, 1948, to Florence Juhl in Wood River. She died in 1996
Lived in Kearney; worked for Union Pacific Railroad; retired as freight agent in 1983
Activities: member of First Christian Church in Kearney, Tehama Temple Shrine, Fort Kearney Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge, Kearney American Legion Post 52 and V.F.W. Post 759
Survivors include his sons, Jack of Pukwana, S.D., James of Elm Creek and Jeffery of Kearney; daughters, Jeanette Evan of Kearney, Janice Timmons of Broomfield, Colo., and Jill Schroll of Elm Creek; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his wife and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2007

KING, Ruth Emily, 90, of Holdrege, formerly of Scribner, Ashland and Kearney, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege
Services: Wednesday, First United Methodist Church in Holdrege
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer in Holdrege
Born Feb. 27, 1917, at Hordville
Parents: Victor and Emily (Nicholson) Erickson
Married: to H. Dwight King on Jan. 20, 1946. He died in 1995
Survivors include her son, Robert of Holdrege; brother, Robert Erickson of Hordville; and sister, Helen Solt of Central City
Kearney Hub, 19 November, 2007

ZWINK, Velma Arlene, 78, of Gibbon died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, Gibbon Baptist Church
Burial: Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Memorials: the church, the Gibbon Emergency Unit Fund, or the Gibbon-Shelton Senior Center
Born Dec. 2, 1928, south of Gibbon
Parents: William and Ethel (Applegate) Riley
Grew up in this area, graduated from Gibbon High School in 1946; attended Kearney Normal School (now the University of Nebraska at Kearney), earned teaching degree; taught rural school at District 8 for two years
Married: Nov. 27, 1948, to Donald Zwink in Chapman. He died in 2003
Lived on a farm south of Gibbon; retired and moved into Gibbon
Activities: member of Gibbon Baptist Church, Pioneer Extension Club, American Legion Auxiliary, the Garden Club, Gibbon/Shelton Community Center and the American Baptist Women Missions; was an active volunteer in the community
Survivors include her son, Leslie of Gibbon; daughters, Jolene Holl of Kenesaw and Stacey Lienemann of Lincoln; and sister, Marilyn Smyth of Gibbon; also daughter-in-law, Sherry Zwink of Gibbon; sons-in-law, Randy Holl of Kenesaw and Larry Lienemann of Lincoln; grandchildren, Lucas Zwink of New Orleans, Nathan Zwink of Gibbon, Leticia Zwink, Amber Holl and her fiancé, Josh Gapp, and Lacey and Seth Lienemann, all of Lincoln, Justin Holl and his wife, Deedra, of Clay Center and Erin Herter and her husband, Shawn, of Kenesaw; great-granddaughter, Kinley Holl of Clay Center; brothers-in-law, Glen Zwink of Littleton, Colo., and Lawrence Giltz of Fort Collins, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Barb Zwink of Littleton, Maxine Thatcher of Kearney and Winona Zwink of Shelton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins
Was preceded in death by her husband and parents
Kearney Hub, 19 November, 2007

REITER, Daniel W. "Dan", 86, of Kearney, Neb., died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Bethany Healthplex Nursing Home in Lakewood, Colorado
Services: Nov. 23, First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military honors
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: the Lions Club
Born July 25, 1921, in Elm Creek, Neb.
Parents: Robert and Minnie (Winkler) Reiter
Graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1938, attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Military: U.S. Army, June 1942 - October 1945; returned to Kearney
Married: Feb. 18, 1948, to Marie Suchy in Sidney, Iowa. She died April 2, 1995
Lived in Kearney, was employed as vice president of Platte Valley State Bank and Trust from 1945; retired in 1987
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church, Kearney Elks Lodge 984, American Legion Post 52, VFW Post 759, TPA and Nebraska Bankers Association; a volunteer for many years for the March of Dimes; member of Kearney Lions, served as district governor from 1959-1960; member of the Kearney Ostomy Association and SCORE
Survivors include his daughters, Joyce Valdez of Littleton and Elaine Weaver of Castle Rock; brother, Paul of Kearney; and sister, Dorothy Peterson of Kearney; also granddaughters, Suzanna and Natalie Valdez of Littleton; sons-in-law, Paul Valdez of Littleton and Gary Weaver of Castle Rock; and brother-in-law, Cliff Peterson of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his wife and one sister
Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2007

BOWEN, Mary A., 63, of Shelton died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at her home
Services: Friday at Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial: Belfast, Maine, Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Memorials: to the family
Born Jan. 16, 1944, in Belfast, Maine
Parents: Leslie and Lois (Chaples) Hall
Grew up and received her education in Belfast
Married: Dec. 3, 1960, she married Jack Bowen, her childhood sweetheart, in Belfast; moved to Nebraska in 1973
Worked at the Ravenna and Shelton grocery stores and the last six years at Wal-Mart in Kearney before ill health forced her retirement
Survivors include her husband; sons, Scott of Belfast and Troy of Denver; and daughter, Lorie Muegerl of Cairo; also daughters-in-law, Terry Bowen of Belfast and Amy Bowen of Denver; daughter Lorie's special friend, Steve Whitefoot of Cairo; grandchildren, Jack Muegerl and his wife, Leann, of Elm Creek, Kristina Muegerl of Ravenna, Tyler and Storm Bowen of Belfast and Ty Bowen of Denver; and great-grandchildren, Madisen Larson of Clay Center, Preston, Payton and Jaci Muegerl of Elm Creek and Brayden Behrendt of Ravenna
Was preceded in death by her parents
Kearney Hub, 21 November, 2007

TUNKS, Margaret Cary, 89, of Los Angeles died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Bel Air Manor in Los Angeles
Services: Gibbon (Neb.) Heritage Center
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon
Born May 30, 1918, in Albany County, Wyo., near Laramie
Parents: Horace and Lucile (Nye) Cary
Parents were originally from Kearney, and she moved there at a young age; grew up in Kearney and graduated from Kearney High School in 1935; graduated from Mills College in Oakland, Calif., in 1939 and attended the University of Iowa for graduate work in biochemistry
Married: June 1, 1940, to Lehan Tunks in Kearney, Neb. He died Nov. 9, 1987
Lived in other parts of the United States after her marriage, but remained connected to Kearney and Buffalo County, where she owned farm land and had lifelong friends and relatives
Survivors include her sons, Kent of Tehachapi and Timothy of Santa Monica; also grandchildren, Jane Tunks and Timothy Tunks of San Francisco; and daughters-in-law, Debby Tunks of Santa Monica and Virginia Tunks of Tehachapi
Was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Jack Cary; and sister, Helen Cary Lovejoy
Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2007

WEST, Amaryllis Joann "Amy", 71, of Turlock, California, formerly of Ravenna, Neb., died of cancer Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at her home
Services: Oct. 15 at Cross-roads Church in Turlock
Burial: Turlock Memorial Park
Mortuary: Allen in Turlock
Memorials: Westside Ministries, Turlock
Born Nov. 29, 1935, in Ravenna
Parents: Joe and Erma (McLean) Dusek
Married Alden West. He died in 2000. Grew up in Ravenna, graduated from high school there; earned a bachelor of science degree from Kearney State College; was involved in the college Young Life group
Taught elementary school for more than 40 years; retired from Rose Avenue School in Modesto in 2000; thrived on teaching kids to read; during retirement, continued tutoring children and adults
Activities: was an accomplished cook, homemaker and seamstress; enjoyed making chocolate confections; never tired of reading stories to her grandchildren; played the flute in the college symphony; studied piano in childhood and after retirement; dedicated her life to Jesus Christ in high school and served him faithfully throughout her life; taught neighborhood summer Bible clubs; launched Westside Ministries in Turlock, served on the board of directors; volunteered at AWANA Club; active member of Crossroads Church in Turlock; loved studying the Bible; had a special interest in Overseas Missions
Was diagnosed with brain cancer early this year
Survivors include her son, Daniel of Woodland; daughters, Anita Reynolds of Shell Beach and Rachel Grant of Washington, D.C.; brother, Dennis Dusek of Wichita, Kan.; sister, DeEnna Avey of Kearney, Neb.; and 11 grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2007

EARHART, Kent, 46, of Ravenna died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at BryanLGH Medical Center West in Lincoln
Services: Saturday, Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna; cremation will follow services
Born July 7, 1961, in Fairmont, Minn.
Parents: C. Norman and Roxanne (Gilbert) Earhart Married: Aug. 1, 1997, to Shelly; owned and operated R-Bar in Ravenna
Survivors include his wife; sons, Ryan of California and Nathan of Fort Riley, Kan., stationed in Iraq; daughters, April Sobczak of Duluth, Minn., and Alizabeth of Yuma, Ariz.; mother and stepfather, Roxanne and Charlie Roatch of Minnesota; brothers, Bruce of Minneapolis, Mike Gatewood and Dana, both of Fairmont, David of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Gary Gatewood of Cloquet, Minn.; sisters, Janine Richards of Sioux Falls, S.D., Dawn Stubblefield of Aurora, Colo., and Penny Hansen of Duluth, Minn.; and stepdaughters, Sonya Huffman and Sarah Peters of Ravenna; also grandchildren, Elizabeth Herrick, Blake Herrick and Jayme Kilby-Sobczak; sisters-in-law, Nadine Gatewood and Jennifer Earhart, both of Fairmont, and Stephanie Gatewood of Cloquet; brother-in-law, Micheal Stubblefield of Aurora; stepson-in-law, Jeremy Peters of Ravenna; and many nieces, nephews, friends and uncles
Was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, one granddaughter and an uncle, Gary Gilbert
Kearney Hub, 23 November, 2007

GOLDENSTEIN, Robert W. "Bob", 79, of Kearney died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Tuesday, First Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Body will be cremated
Memorials: First Lutheran Church or Camp Carol Joy Holling in Ashland
Born Oct. 28, 1928, in Harvard
Parents: William and Ethel (Engel) Goldenstein
Grew up in Hastings, was a 1946 graduate of Hastings High School; attended college
Military: U.S. Army during the Korean War, achieved rank of corporal
Married: April 20, 1947, to Melva Krabel at Immanuel Lutheran in Hastings
Worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years; moved to Kearney, 1974, served as the postmaster for the Kearney Post Office; retired 1992
Activities: active member of the church, served on many committees, including the church council; member of Golden K Kiwanis, American Legion, VFW and DAV; volunteered with the American Red Cross and on the board of directors of the Buffalo County Historical Society; pastimes included camping, fishing, golfing and reading
Survivors include his wife; son, Gary of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Kay Doty of Omaha; and brother, Larry Meester of Mesquite, Nev.; also daughter-in-law, Chris Goldenstein of Aurora; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Meester of Mesquite; granddaughters, Chandra Hodges and Erin Allen and her husband, Cassie, all of Omaha, Sara Kolar of Grand Island and Kim Kuusisto of Denver; great-grandchildren, Melissa Allen and James Allen of Omaha; and special friends, Carol, Evan and Julie Anderson
Was preceded in death by his parents; son, Todd; grandson, Jason; great-granddaughter, Hayley Schulz; brothers, Marvin, Roger and Gerald; and son-in-law, Dennis Doty
Kearney Hub, 24 November, 2007

METCALF, Gale R., 74, of Miller died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
No services; body was cremated
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Born Aug. 11, 1933, in Orfina
Parents: Stanley and Eunice (Telford) Metcalf
Survivors include his sons, Randy of Wood River, Kelly of Elsie and Mitch of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Angie Rangle of Castle Rock, Colo.; brother, Neil of Castle Rock; sisters, Thelma Peifer of Ladson, S.C., Virginia Berry of Ogallala, Marilyn Scott of Amherst and Kathleen Bailey of Kearney; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends
Was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Floyd; and sister, Wilma Kneher
Kearney Hub, 29 November, 2007

PHILLIPS, Ercil D., 78, of Pleasanton died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Monday, Pleasanton United Methodist Church
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner in Kearney
Memorials: Pleasanton United Methodist Church, Pleasanton Lions Club, Pleasanton Fire and Rescue Unit and Kearney Area Habitat for Humanity
Born Oct. 10, 1929, in the Sunflower neighborhood southeast of Pleasanton
Parents: Walter and Dema (Asher) Phillips
Attended Sunflower grade school and Pleasanton High School, graduated salutatorian of the class of 1947
Military: U.S. Air Force, 1951 - 1954; was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio
Married: June 20, 1953, to Lee Nell Culpepper at Alamo Methodist Church in San Antonio, where they had met
Returned to the Pleasanton area to farm; in winters, remodeled and built homes in Pleasanton; moved to Pleasanton, 1966, took a job as secretary of the Pleasanton Cooperative Credit Association and established Ercil Phillips Insurance Agency; converted the cooperative into Pleasanton State Bank, 1970; served as the only president the bank ever had; retired in 1995 after 29 years in the banking business
Activities: member of the Lions Club for more than 40 years; was a school board member in the 1960s; was an active, contributing member of the community his entire life; initiated the Pleasanton Community Building, played a vital role in its completion; held numerous offices at Pleasanton United Methodist Church and was instrumental in overseeing the move and remodel of the church in 1994; enjoyed singing in the church choir and was a longtime member of the adult Sunday school class; in retirement, enjoyed golfing and traveling, especially work mission trips made to many states and several foreign countries; enjoyed carpentry, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity; at age 72, built a home; enjoyed farming
Survivors include his wife; sons, Gary of Grand Island, Scott of Pleasanton and Terry of Dannebrog; daughter, Deborah Gdisis of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Billy of Pleasanton; and sisters, Erma Keilig of Ravenna and Audrey Royle of Gibbon, formerly of Mason City; also daughters-in-law, Debra Phillips of Grand Island, Lisa Phillips of Pleasanton and Becky Phillips of Dannebrog; son-in-law, Tom Gdisis of Wichita; grandchildren, Tony and his wife, Corryn, Nathan, Lindsay, Brittney, Danielle, DeLynn, Stone and Ally Phillips; brothers-in-law, Merle Keilig of Ravenna and Everett Hadwiger of Iowa Falls, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Carol Phillips of Pleasanton
Was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Wilmetta Hadwiger
Kearney Hub, 24 November, 2007

PTACEK, Bernarr McFadden "Pat", 97, of Westlake Village, Calif., died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at his home
Burial of cremains: Friday at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village
Reception: Valerie Ptacek's home in Westlake Village following the burial
Born April 28, 1910, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: Bernarr and Martha (Kroll) Ptacek; was the last of four children
Married: Valerie Dodge
Was educated at Kearney State Teachers College and the University of Southern California; eventually taught music in both Nebraska and California; became the head of the Music Department of the Coronado School System and directed one of the first high school marching bands in California
Joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1943; was stationed in the Chicago, New Haven and Los Angeles field offices and was instrumental in battling the rise of Communism in the Los Angeles area; information he compiled was instrumental in passing The Loyalty of Government Employees Act, which helped to eliminate Communists in the U.S. government; from 1945 to 1947, was active investigating Communism within the motion picture industry, which was extremely helpful in jailing The Hollywood Ten; in 1949, handled the Neutrality Case, investigating the sending of arms to the new state of Israel, which was unlawful at that time
Resigned from the FBI in 1954 and became the security supervisor of Southern California Edison Co. in Los Angeles; developed an entirely new concept for plant security and was integral in setting up security at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Plant; retired from Edison Co. in 1974, lived in Pasadena, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo and Westlake Village; during retirement, continued to enjoy his music, electronics, physical fitness and cars, became an avid gardener; enjoyed following football at Stanford, where son and grandson graduated, as well as USC, where two granddaughters currently attend
Lived in the Rancho Bernardo area for more than 40 years; had resided in the Westlake Village area since May
Survivors include his wife of 67 years; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Paula of Westlake Village; and grandchildren, Sean, Caitlin, Tessa and Dylan.
Kearney Hub, 24 November, 2007

McKIBBEN, Edna Ester, 94, of Kearney, formerly of Shelton, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Mount Carmel Care Home in Kearney
Services: Monday, Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Born May 30, 1913, in Nance County
Parents: Ed and Louise (Cowell) Myers
Married: May 1947, to Clarence McKibben. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her daughters, Claire McKibben of Shelton and Carol Anderson of Lincoln; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 23 November, 2007

COVER, Floy E., 96, of Kearney died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Mount Carmel Keens Memorial Home
Services: Tuesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: ALS research foundation
Born Dec. 15, 1910, in Malvern, Iowa
Parents: Wilbur and Florence (Milner) Sloan
Moved to the Kearney area as a child, received her education here
Married: May 26, 1927, to Laverne Cover in Odessa
Was employed as a waitress, retired in 1975
Activities: member of Faith United Methodist Church
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Murrish of Kearney, Merna Howell of Denver and Doris Giboney of Albuquerque, N.M.; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; also son-in-law, Lloyd Howell of Denver
Was preceded in death by her ex-husband, one daughter, one son, one sister and three brothers
Kearney Hub, 26 November, 2007

EUTSLER, Esther Loree, 92, of Kearney died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, in Kearney
Services: Thursday, United Church of Sumner East Campus
Burial: Sumner Cemetery
Mortuary: Banta-Torrey in Alma
Memorials: Awana program at United Church of Sumner and Maranatha Bible Camp
Born Nov. 26, 1914, northeast of Miller
Parents: Thomas and Bettie (Eloe) Summerville
Attended grade school at Pilot Knob School District 111 north of Miller, seventh and eighth grades at Grandview Rural School District (which she completed in one year); graduated from Miller high school in 1932; worked for a time in Gering
Accepted Christ as her Savior at a revival tent meeting on the Loup River north of Miller at age 10; was baptized in the Loup River north of Miller on July 31, 1938
Married: April 8, 1933, to Maurice Eutsler at the Methodist Church in Norton, Kan. He died July 28, 1987
Lived on a farm east of Sumner, moving to their new farmstead northwest of Sumner in 1951
Had lived in Kearney at the Regency Retirement Residence since December 1992
Activities: member of United Church of Sumner, (formerly the Evangelical Free Church); previous member of First Baptist Church of Sumner, from 1933-1962; taught Sunday school for many years; attended the Evangelical Free Church at Kearney and United Church of Sumner; member of Park Valley Bible Study at Sumner; sang in the choir, helped with Awana; member of Live and Learn Extension Club; Friendship Club; Order of the Eastern Star at Sumner, Toastmistresses Club; volunteered with the Good Samaritan Hospital League; enjoyed gardening, reading, music, working with children and traveling
Survivors include her son, Dan of Milton, Fla.; daughter, Jan of Sumner; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Pam Eutsler of Milton; sister-in-law, Dorothy Summerville of Mitchell; grandchildren, Michelle Grishman and her husband, Chris, and Maurice "Reese" Wantiez, all of Peoria, Ill., Mandy Unterbrink and her husband, William, of Navarre, Fla., Jeremy Eutsler and his friend, Jennifer, of Sumner and Shawn Eutsler and his wife, Christina, of Shelton; many other relatives; and a host of friends
Was preceded in death by her husband; her father on Sept. 19, 1961; her mother on Feb. 5, 1969; brothers, Lorin Summerville and his wife, Helen, Carl Summerville and Lee Summerville and his wife, Helen; and sisters, Bernice Saathoff and her husband, Ehden, Ruth Curd and her husband, Lawrence "Bus," and Ruby Thornton
Kearney Hub, 27 November, 2007

JENSEN, Clint, 13, of Ravenna died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, in Ravenna
Services: Wednesday, Litchfield Christian Church
Burial: Litchfield Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born: Oct. 28, 1994, in Kearney
Was in the seventh grade at Ravenna; loved sports, especially hunting, fishing and skateboarding
Survivors include his parents, Jeff and Kim Jensen of Ravenna; brothers, Travis and Adam, both of Ravenna; and grandmothers, Deloris Albers of Litchfield and Ailene Jensen of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Albers
Kearney Hub, 26 November, 2007

YANTISS, Avis Opal, 90, of Alma died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Tuesday, Evangelical Free Church in Alma
Burial: Long Island (Kan.) Cemetery
Mortuary: Banta-Torrey Funeral Home in Alma
Born Oct. 14, 1917, near Long Island in Phillips County, Kan.
Parents: Everett and Jennie (Skemper) Holterman
Married: Nov. 27, 1935, to Harry Yantiss in Alma. He died Dec. 29, 2004
Survivors include her sons, Lloyd of Stamford and Paul of Wichita, Kan.; daughter, Delores Bumgarner of Manhattan, Kan.; brother, Orville Holterman of Long Island; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 26 November, 2007

BOWEN-GREENE, Victoria, 82, of Wichita, Kansas, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Wichita
Services were Monday, Jackson Mortuary Chapel in Wichita
Born Feb. 11, 1925, in Holly, Colo.
Was a retired quality control inspector for Eaton Corp. in Kearney, Neb.
Survivors include her son, Victor Bowen of Saginaw, Texas; and brother, Oscar Bowen of California; also a host of nieces and nephews
Kearney Hub, 27 November, 2007

HIEBERT, Irene May Albrecht, 90, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, in Colorado Springs
Services were Friday, Ascension Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs
Mortuary: Evergreen in Colorado Springs
Memorials: Ascension Lutheran Church or Pikes Peak Hospice
Born Dec. 15, 1916, in Lowell, Ark.
Parents: Carl and Elva (Wiley) Atkison
Attended public schools in Kansas and Nebraska; graduated from Deshler (Neb.) High School; attended Kearney State College and taught in a rural Nebraska school
Married: 1936, to Vernon Albrecht. He died in 1949
Married: 1959, to Eddie Hiebert
Following first husband's death, returned to teaching in Deshler then Kearney; attended Kearney State College to earn her bachelor of arts degree; taught at Whittier Elementary School in Kearney and later at A.O. Thomas school at KSC until 1959; moved to New Jersey, continued teaching, retired in 1974; moved to Colorado Springs in 1974
Survivors include her husband; son, Ray Albrecht of Elizabeth; daughters, Ilene Steinkruger of Colorado Springs and Lydia Deane of Eugene, Ore.; sister, Doris Armstrong of Englewood, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Milt Steinkruger of Colorado Springs and Dan Christensen of Eugene; daughter-in-law, Robin Albrecht of Elizabeth; two nieces; one nephew; numerous cousins; and many friends
as preceded in death by her first husband; parents; sister, Mary Lorene Heacock; brother, Carl Atkison; and three nephews.
Kearney Hub, 27 November, 2007

HURD, Lydia M., 79, of St. Paul, Minnesota, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul
Services: Thursday, Holy Childhood Catholic Church in St. Paul
Burial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis
Mortuary: Roseville Memorial Chapel in Roseville
Memorials: Holy Childhood Parish and School
Born June 12, 1928, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: John and Henrietta (Profaiser) Bertoldi
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1946
Married Lawrence Hurd. He preceded her in death
Retired as clinical director of nursing at United Hospital in St. Paul; was an active volunteer at Holy Childhood Parish, St. Paul Deanery and in her community
Survivors include her son, Greg; daughters, Candy Kramer, Jackie Pauly, Terri Crofford, Patti Hurd and Tina Daly; brother, John Bertoldi of California; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Chuck Kramer, Wayne Pauly, Rich Crofford, Dean Montour and Mike Daly; and sister-in-law, Pat Bertoldi of California
Kearney Hub, 27 November, 2007

WALDRON, J. James "Jim", 70, of Kearney died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, while traveling
Graveside services with military honors: Thursday, Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell
Mortuary: Adams & Swanson in North Platte
Born Dec. 17, 1936, in Callaway
Parents: Johnie and Addie (Bonde) Waldron
Survivors include his brother, Richard of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; and sisters, Virginia Witthuhn of Kearney and Nancy Arney of North Platte
Kearney Hub, 27 November, 2007

HILL, Troy D., 81, of Kearney died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Callaway Good Samaritan Center
No services planned; body was cremated
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Born Jan. 24, 1926, in Oklahoma
Parents: Ray and Mary (Childers) Hill
Married: March 28, 1966, to Shirley Reed in Anchorage, Alaska
Survivors include his wife; brother, Louis of Norman, Okla.; and sisters, Jimie Fay of Washington and Arleta Celaya of Fresno, Calif.
Kearney Hub, 28 November, 2007

STEVENS, Barbara Ann, 77, of Sweet Home, Oregon, died from complications with pneumonia Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Lebanon Community Hospital
Service: Nov. 28 at the Sweet Home Senior Center
Born Nov. 17, 1929, in Kearney
Parents: Howard and Maude (Buhr) Brown
Married: March 7, 1955, to Robert Stevens in Elko, Nev.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Jeff of Diamond, Wyo., Joel of China and Buddy of Westminster, Colo.; daughter, Sheri Chatwin of Sweet Home; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Kearney Hub, 10 November, 2007

BOELTER, Lee James, 64, of Gibbon and Verdigre died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
Services: Saturday, Faith United Church in Gibbon
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Verdigre
Mortuary: Brockhaus in Verdigre
Memorials: Lied Transplant Center, Rescue Unit, Faith United Church in Gibbon, the donor's choice or ZCBJ Hall, rescue unit and the United Methodist Church, all in Verdigre
Born Dec. 31, 1942, in Norfolk
Parents: Leonard and Marie (Kotrous) Boelter
Baptized and confirmed at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Verdigre; graduated from Verdigre High School
Married: Aug. 3, 1960, to high school classmate Barbara Groeling
Moved to Gibbon, 1979, was employed at NAU Country Insurance, served as the company's state supervisor
Activities: member of Faith United Church in Gibbon; charter member of United Methodist Men and in the past served on the church Finance Committee and Board of Trustees
Survivors include his wife; daughters, LeAnn Pierce and her husband, Philip, and Sherri Schroeder and her husband, Kevin; son, Shawn Boelter and Charles Douglas; six grandchildren; sister, Barbara Sukup and her husband, David; sisters-in-law, Bette Oceguera and her husband, Keith, and Charlene Groeling; numerous nieces and nephews; and cousins
Was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents
Kearney Hub, 30 November, 2007

LOCKWOOD, Arlene A., 88, of Shelton died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Services: Friday, Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: Shelton Cemetery Improvement Fund or Shelton United Methodist Church
Born July 26, 1919, on Elm Island near Denman
Parents: Harry and Eva (Rayback) Oliver
Grew up near Shelton, received her education at Shelton High School; after normal training, taught in several rural schools near Shelton
Married: Dec. 26, 1945, she married Milford Lockwood in Kearney. He preceded her in death
Lived near Kenesaw; moved to Southern California, 1956, continued to teach elementary school; retired and moved back to Shelton in 1983; member of Shelton United Methodist Church and Women's Society of Christian Service
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Lloyd Oliver and Merton Oliver; and sisters, Dorothy Lewis and Audrey Dal Porto
Kearney Hub, 29 November, 2007

STAMM, Donald E., 85, of Eddyville died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at his home. Services: Friday, Grace United Methodist Church in Eddyville
Burial: Stanley Cemetery at Amherst
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner in Kearney Memorials: to the family
Born Feb. 10, 1922, near Elm Creek
Parents: Ralph and Georgia (Shuck) Stamm
Graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1939. attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Married: Dec. 16, 1944, to Virginia Harris at her parents' farm near Amherst
Lived in the Amherst area; moved to their farm south of Eddyville, 1954
Activities: member of Grace United Methodist Church in Eddyville; had been a Sunday school teacher and a Boy Scout leader; enjoyed farming, hunting, attending Nebraska football bowl games, attending his grandchildren's sporting events and spending time visiting with his family and friends; enjoyed getting together with his high school classmates
Survivors include his wife; son, Douglas of Eddyville; daughters, Sandi Bentley of Miller and Vikki Stamm of Kearney; and sister, Irma Marshall of Elm Creek; also son-in-law, Randy Bentley of Miller; grandchildren, Hillary, Clint and Heather Bentley, all of Miller; and sister-in-law, Alba Stamm of Sun City West, Ariz.
Was preceded in death by his brother, Orval Stamm; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Marshall
Kearney Hub, 29 November, 2007

TRINDLE, Karen A., 62, of El Charman Lake at Gibbon died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at her home
Memorial services: Monday, Faith United Church in Gibbon
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann of Kearney
Memorials: Faith United Church in Gibbon
Born: Feb. 12, 1945, in Deshler
Parents: Robert and Frieda (Meyer) Koch
Graduated from Newman Grove High School in 1963, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kearney State College; taught in Minden, South Clay, Iowa, East Butler and Seward; retired 2001 and moved to El Charman Lake near Gibbon
Married: June 4, 1966, she married Jim Trindle in Kearney
Activities: member of Faith United Church in Gibbon and Sew-N-Sew church group; made quilts for soldiers; enjoyed camping and traveling
Survivors include her husband; son, Michael of Hastings; daughter, Mary Schutz of Kimball; brother, Robert Koch of Kearney; and sister, Mary Nelson of Gibbon; also daughter-in-law, Sheri Trindle of Hastings; son-in-law, Dusty Schutz of Kimball; and grandchildren, Nathan Trindle, Madison Trindle, Tayla Schutz and Jarrett Schutz
Was preceded in death by her parents.
Kearney Hub, 1 December, 2007

KARENBAUER, John "Jack", 56, of Fairbury died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
Services: Monday, United Methodist Church in Fairbury
Mortuary: Gerdes-Meyer in Fairbury
Body will be cremated
Born Jan. 24, 1951, in Kearney
Parents: Eugene and Florence (Springer) Karenbauer. Survivors include his wife, Janet; son, John of Fairbury; daughter, Missy Schultz of Fairbury; his mother of Kearney; brothers, Robert Olexo and Don, both of Kearney; sister, Linda Schmidt of Elm Creek; four grandchildren; and stepson, Reg Ayers of Louisburg, Kan.
Kearney Hub, 30 November, 2007

NOBLE, Mary Louise “Billie”, 88, of Gardner, Kansas, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at her home
Services: later
Burial of cremains: Glen Heaven Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles
Mortuary: Bruce in Gardner
Born Nov. 29, 1919, in Farnam, Neb.
Parents: Merle and Virgie (Spangler) Crossgrove
Graduated from high school in Farnam
Married: 1944, to Vivion Noble in Yuma, Ariz. He died in 1961
Activities: member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; loved to make and send greeting cards; was an avid genealogist; was the manager for Kearney (Neb.) State College Bookstore for 20 years
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Parker of Gardner; and sister, Dorothy Mammato of Wichita; also grandchildren, Erik, Elinor and Ethan Parker; and granddaughter-in-law, Eunice Scott-Parker
Was preceded in death by husband, her parents and a baby brother, Vernon
Kearney Hub, 1 December, 2007

STAUFFER, Hazel I., 87, of Kearney died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Kearney Hub, 30 November, 2007

JACKSON, Heaven Senta, 31, of Kearney died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Tuesdaym O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: later
Memorials: to the family
Born May 10, 1976, in Portland, Ore.
Parents: Hugh and Katie (Ybarra) Jackson
Grew up in Oregon; attended Kearney High School; enjoyed journaling, painting, cooking, and spending time with family and her many friends
Survivors include her son, Christopher Mehrens of Texas; daughter, Samantha Jo Taylor of Elm Creek; her mother, Katie Wright of Pleasanton; her father; brother, Bud Wright of Kearney; and sisters, Reba Wright of Ames, Iowa, and Vanessa Graf of Kearney; brother's special friend, Susan Noel of Kearney; and a brother-in-law, Tim Graf of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her grandparents
Kearney Hub, 3 December, 2007

BEHRENDT, Dee, 89, of Ravenna died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ravenna
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born June 13, 1918, in Buffalo County
Parents: William and Emma (Buske) Behrendt
Grew up in the Poole area; was educated at Rose Hill School
Military: U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II; was honorably discharged
Returned to work on the family farm. Married: Nov. 14, 1947, to Alice Schroeder at Prairie Center. She died July 29, 2007
Farmed south of Ravenna; retired to Ravenna in 1989
Activities: enjoyed farming and fishing, loved his family dearly
Survivors include his sons, Robert, Donald, David and James, all of Ravenna; daughters, Janet Mueller of Gibbon and Betty Wietjes of Amherst; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Marjorie Behrendt of Ravenna; sons-in-law, Rick Mueller of Gibbon and George Wietjes of Amherst; brother-in-law, Lawrence Schroeder of Ravenna; sister-in-law, Elaine Behrendt of Ravenna; and nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his wife; son, Daniel; sisters, Laura Pokorney and Clarabel Hervert; and brothers, Bill, Walt, John, Carl, Elmer, Cliff and his twin brother, Lee
Kearney Hub, 3 December, 2007

PENNY, Carrie E., 21, of Elm Creek died of heart disease Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Thursday, First Christian Church in Elm Creek
Burial: later
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann of Kearney and Elm Creek
Born May 9, 1986, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Parents: Kirby and Deborah (McKee) Penny
Survivors include her parents of Elm Creek; brother, Remmington of Elm Creek; sister, Angela Nunn of Elm Creek; grandparents, Don and Sharon McKee of Elm Creek and Mamie Penny of Anthony, Fla.; and great-grandmother, Ellen Bowie of Kearney.
Kearney Hub, 4 December, 2007

WELLS, Pauline, 78, of Lincoln, formerly of Kearney, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Haven Manor North Nursing Home in Lincoln
Services: Wednesday. First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner in Kearney
Memorials: First United Methodist Youth Group Activities, Asera Care Hospice of Lincoln or the donor's hospice choice
Born March 15, 1929, in Riverdale
Parents: Paul and Annie (DeLaet) Fellows
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1946
Married: March 30, 1947, to Beuford Wells in Holdrege. He preceded her in death
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney since 1956; helped with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America; was an active volunteer; member of the Buffalo County Historical Society, AARP and the Old Car Club
Survivors include her sons, Clinton of Kearney and Clayton of Beatrice; daughter, Gaylene Jeffries of Greenwood; brother, Darrell Fellows of Texas; and sister, Bert Roeder of Kearney; also son-in-law, Bob Jeffries of Greenwood; daughter-in-law, Deb Wells of Beatrice; son Clinton's fiancée, Karen Woerman of Kearney; sisters-in-law, Irene Fellows of Kearney and Treva Hall of Texas; grandchildren, Melisa Meyer, Liz Caldwell, Stacie Wells, Katy Drake, Bret Jeffries, Austin Wells, Johnny Hamilton, Ally Wells, MaKinna Wells, Nichole White, Joshua Houseman and Whitney Houseman; and great-grandchildren, Kalli Meyer, Bennett Meyer, Jarod Drake, Emi Kate Drake, Nolan White, Zachary White, Olivia White and Micalea Houseman. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Harvey and Dale Fellows; and daughter, Deanna Hamilton.
Kearney Hub, 4 December, 2007

LYNN, Roy Lloyd, 68, of Kearney died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at his home
Services: Thursday, St. James Catholic Church, and military honors
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: St. James Catholic Church or the American Diabetes Association
Born Oct. 29, 1939, in Neligh
Parents: Elmer and Laura (Overton) Lynn
Attended grade school in Royal, then in Plainview; graduated from high school in Brunswick in 1959
Military: U.S. Navy, 1960 to 1962, served in Korea
Married: Nov. 24, 1962, to Sharon Dicknite in Pierce
Lived in Norfolk, worked as a truck driver; alos lived in Pierce, Omaha, Grand Island and Neligh; worked for the state of Nebraska; moved to Kearney in 2001; was a self-employed truck driver at the time of his death
Member of St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; sons, Robert and Russ, both of Grand Island, and Randy of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Regina Watts of Spring, Texas, Robin Mohr of Cairo and Rebecca of Kearney; brother, Milo of Greenwood; sister, Marilyn of Columbus; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers
Kearney Hub, 4 December, 2007

CLEVENGER, Dorothy V., 89, of Kearney died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon
Born Jan. 15, 1918, in Effingham, Kan.
Parents: Fred and Clara (Yeager) Kersting
Married: Dec. 25, 1937, to Walter Cash in Kearney. He died Aug. 25, 1952
Married: 1954, to Charles Clevenger in Grand Island. He died Feb. 20, 1984
Survivors include her sons, Fred Cash of Humboldt, Robert Cash of Cala Mesa, Calif., Gary of Lincoln and Steven and Rick, both of Kearney; daughters, LeeEtta Winslow of Kearney, Beverly Grimes of Chambers and Connie Lawn of Hastings; sisters, Etta Stone of Kearney and Opal Einspahr of David City; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 5 December, 2007

VANNOY, Earnest D. "Earnie" Vannoy, 70, of Kansas City, Kansas, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City
Services were Friday at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home in Kansas City
Burial: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Born Jan. 6, 1937, in Kearney, Neb., to Walter and Elaine (Benson) Vannoy
Survivors include his wife, Norma; son, Gene Lindsay of Kansas City; daughter, Rebecca Jones of Kansas City; brothers, Jack of Colorado, Dick of Fremont, Neb., Jim of Alabama and Donnie of Colorado; sisters, Susan Peck of Kearney and Kathleen Owens of Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren; and stepmother, Jan of Wisconsin
Kearney Hub, 4 December, 2007

RASMUSSEN, Jane, 93, of Coralville, Iowa, formerly of Rockville, Neb., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Crest-ridge Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa
Services: Monday, Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna, Neb.
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Born Aug. 14, 1914, in Ravenna
Parents: Edward and Bella Erazim
Married: Dec. 25, 1938, to Elmer Rasmussen. He died in 1985
Resided in and near Rockville; relocated to Coralville in 1990 to be near her daughter, Jean; lived in her own home for several years and entertained on the piano for Von Maur during much of that time; moved to the Crestridge Care Center in late 2002
Activities:was an excellent pianist; accompanied groups, played for weddings and funerals, entertained for veterans and benefits, and played for dances from her early years and throughout her life
Survivors include her son, Gary of Parker, Colo.; daughter, Jean Hughes of Coralville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Dottie Rasmussen of Parker; and son-in-law, Mike Hughes of Coralville
Kearney Hub, 5 December, 2007

BUTTLER, Larry Dean, 61, of Kearney died of cancer and multiple sclerosis Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church; military honors
Burial: Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Memorials: Holy Cross Lutheran Church Fund for automatic doors.
Born May 20, 1946, in Lincoln
Parents: Marvin and Frieda (Schlake) Butt
Graduated from Crete High School in 1964 and from Milford Southeast Community College in January 1970 with a degree in mechanical manufacturing
Military: Vietnam veteran; U.S. Navy for four years
Married: April 18, 1970, to Marilyn McMillan at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Crete
Career began with Tenneco Automotive in Seward and was spent mostly in the automotive component supplier business ending with John Crane Inc. in Morton Grove, Ill.
Activities: avid hunter, fisherman and golfer, especially enjoyed his grandchildren: member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and of the Seward VFW Post 4755; charter member and past president of Seward Lions Club; died after a courageous eight-year battle with several cancers and multiple sclerosis
Survivors include his wife; sons, Chris of North Platte and Brian of Winter Springs, Fla.; his mother, Frieda Armstrong of Beatrice; and sisters, Carol Hartwig of Lincoln and Janet Cooper of Beatrice; also grandchildren, Karsyn and Graesyn Buttler of North Platte and Andrew "A.J" Buttler of Winter Springs; daughters-in-law, Kami Buttler of North Platte and Jennifer Buttler of Winter Springs; mother-in-law, Luella McMillan of Crete; brothers-in-law, John Cooper of Beatrice, Roger McMillan and his wife, Sue Ann, and Ken McMillan and his wife, Launa; sister-in-law and her husband, Barbara and Barry Brabander; and numerous nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his father; brother-in-law, Mel Hartwig; stepfather, Galen Armstrong; and father-in-law, Malcolm McMillan.
Kearney Hub, 6 December, 2007

ANDERSON, Richard, 69, of Amherst died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at his home
Services: Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst
Burial: Stanley Cemetery at Amherst
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann of Kearney
Memorials: the church or to Amherst Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Born Feb. 23, 1938, in Miller
Parents: John and Myrtle (Schnacker) Anderson
Grew up in the Amherst area, was a 1956 graduate of Amherst High School; attended Mount Sac College in California
Military: U.S. Marine Corps in 1956 -1966
Married: 1960, he married Pauline Gillming in Hastings. She died in 1995
Lived at Camp Pendleton, Calif.; after discharge from the Marines, worked as a steel worker in the West Covina, Calif., area; was an antiques dealer
Moved back to the Amherst area after wife's death
Activities: member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; enjoyed playing bridge, fishing and boating
Survivors include his son, John of Lawndale, Calif.; daughters, Robin Reinartz of Ava, Mo., and Pixie Buzzard of Tennessee; his mother, Myrtle Anderson-Pace of Amherst; brothers, Dale of Westminster, Colo., John of New Mexico and Ray of Florida; sister, Val Kimpson of Spokane, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild
Was preceded in death by his wife and father
Kearney Hub, 7 December, 2007

KREUTZER, Cody J., 16, of Amherst died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney from injuries suffered in a two-car accident near Amherst
Services: Saturday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial: Immanuel Cemetery northwest of Amherst
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner in Kearney
Memorials: the family or donor's choice
Born June 29, 1991, in Goshen, Ind.
Parents: Randy and Rochelle (Cervantes) Kreutzer
Moved back to the Amherst area with family; was in the 10th grade at Amherst High School
Activities: member of the Amherst football, wrestling and golf teams; a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst, FFA and FBLA
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Randy and Brenda Kreutzer of Amherst; mother and stepfather, Rochelle and Rod Solano of Gibbon; brothers, Rhett Cervantes and Brian Sohrweid Kreutzer, both of Kearney, and Brandon Wagner of Lincoln; grandparents, Howard and Clara Kreutzer of Amherst and Stu and Ginger Huber of Kearney; stepbrother, Blade of Amherst; and stepsisters, Talesha of Amherst and Amber of Lexington
Was preceded in death by his sister, Nika Kreutzer, and grandparents, Faith and Juan Cervantes.
Kearney Hub, 7 December, 2007
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