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NICKEL, Robert "Tom", 89, of Kearney died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial
Services: Monday, St. James Catholic Church
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Axtell with military honors
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: Wilcox Volunteer Fire Department or the Wilcox American Legion
Born Aug. 4, 1920, in Axtell
Parents: Ferdinand "Bud" and Katherine (Shanahan) Nickel
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1938; attended government welding school in Wichita, Kan.
Moved to California, August 1940, worked as a welder at Lockheed, working on P-38 and B-17 war planes for the U.S. Army
Married: Feb. 2, 1942, to Pauline Mintun in Burbank, Calif.
Military: enlisted in the Army in July 1944, served until 1946
Moved south of Kearney, farmed for 25 years; then welded at Rockwell for 18 years and worked as a plumber at Gibbon Plumbing for 11 years; retired in 1994
Activities: enjoyed doing carpentry, making cradles and rocking horses for his grandchildren and traveling the West Coast; enjoyed time with his family and friends; member of St. James Catholic Church, a third-degree Knight of Columbus, member of the Wilcox Volunteer Fire Department and life member of the VFW and Legion clubs
Survivors include his wife; sons, Bob Nickel and his wife, Lana, of Champaign, Ill., Dennis Nickel and his wife, Ardie, of Axtell and Dan Nickel and his wife, Diane, of Lincoln; daughters, Sue Woollen and her husband, Ron, of Wilcox, Julie Rubin and her husband, Stuart, of Aurora, Colo., Mary Harris and her husband, Phil, of Lincoln, Deb Nickel of Kearney and Diane Ketelsen and her husband, Jim, of Garland; brothers, Leo Nickel and his wife, Jane, of Douglas, Wyo., and Bernard Nickel of Kearney; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, three brothers and two grandchildren
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TRIPLETT, Leland S., 88, of Kearney died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Gibbon Good Samaritan Center
Services: Monday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with flag presentation
Memorials: to be designated later
Born Feb. 25, 1921, in Kearney
Parents: Richard and Mary (Fowler) Triplett
Grew up in Kearney, graduated from Longfellow High School in 1938; then worked as a messenger and clerk/operator for Western Union Telegraph in Kearney and Sidney
Military: U.S. Army, Aug. 2, 1942 - Nov. 26, 1945; served with 517th Battalion, which was part of the Normandy invasion; was honorably discharged
Lived in Kearney and Alliance; worked at Sears Roebuck and Keenan Candy Co. in Kearney and a Ford dealership, Grantham Candy Co. and Newberry Hardware in Alliance; began working at the Union Pacific Freight Station in North Platte, 1949; was transferred to Cleveland, was the office manager for 27 years; retired Feb. 28, 1983, after more than 33 years of Union Pacific service; returned to Kearney in 1984
Married: June 11, 2003, to Loretta (Heidemann) Reiss
Activities: hobbies included bowling; golf; collecting audio, record and sound reproducing equipment; handyman projects; dancing; auto racing; playing cards and table games; listening to big band music; carnivals; and auto trips
Survivors include his wife, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and friends
Was preceded in death by his parents; five infant siblings; sisters, Jennie Butler and husband, Grant, and Edith Lucile Stefanski and husband, Roland; brother, Richard Triplett and wife, Pauline; and nephew Gene Sanger
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BAUSTIAN, Kenneth F. "Ken" Baustian, 81, of Sun City, California, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, in Hemet, California
Memorial services: Jan. 30 at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Sun City
Burial: Riverside National Cemetery
Born Oct. 21, 1928, in Kearney, Neb.,
Parents: Adolph and Birdie (Northrop) Baustian
Married: Sept. 22, 1951, to Carolyn Jones in Long Beach
Survivors include his wife; son, Philip of Pickering, Ohio; daughters, Suzanne Clinard of Bentonville, Ark., and Rebecca Perdue of Gainesville, Ga.; sisters, Donna Umbaugh of Grants Pass, Ore., Marjorie "Midge" Peterson of Indio, Calif., and Betty Hagee of Rancho Bernardo, Calif.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
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WOOD, Doris Marie, 87, of Fulda, Minnesota, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at her daughter's home in Fulda
Memorial services: Monday, First Baptist Church in Kearney
Mortuary: Totzke in Fulda
Born Jan. 31, 1923, in Indianola, Neb.
Parents: Miles and Beulah (Keithley) Puckett
Married: Aug. 31, 1948, to James Wood in Lincoln. He died Dec. 10, 2001
Survivors include her sons, Paul of Overland Park, Kan., and Bill of Kearney; daughters, Karen of Santa Paula, Calif., and Linda Lund of Fulda; sister, Eleanor Johnson of Buhler, Kan.; and nine grandchildren. Kearney Hub, 8 February, 2010

OMAN, Elizabeth Marie, infant daughter of John and Carrie (Bennett) Oman of Kearney, was born at rest Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Saturday, Feb. 20, at O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Survivors include her parents; sister, Katherine of Kearney; paternal grandmother, Marie Oman of Massachusetts; and maternal grandfather, Edward Leonard of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother
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DUPLE, Donald R. "Don", 78, of Kearney died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, First United Methodist Church
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: First United Methodist Church or to Make-A-Wish Foundation
Born: July 26, 1931, in Crawford
Parents: Mark and Margaret (Osborn) Duple
Graduated from high school in Elkhorn in 1949, attended Omaha University
Married: June 10, 1977, to Carol Sweetwood in Sarpy County
Lived in Omaha; moved to Kearney, 1980; was an electrician for more than 50 years and was owner of D&D Electric for 25 years; retired in 2007
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church, the Eagles, Legion Auxiliary, was a past member of the Kearney Elks Lodge and served in various offices in the church; enjoyed having coffee with his friends, playing golf, fishing, participating in church activities and watching his grandchildren's various activities
Survivors include his wife; sons, Mark Hatten and his wife, Lesley, of Delaware, Ohio, Kevin Karas and his wife, Linda, of Eden Prairie, Minn., David Karas of Omaha and Joseph Karas of Lincoln; daughters, Laura Bush and her husband, Franklin, of Nodaway, Iowa, Jennifer Duple of Minneapolis, Cynthia Hupf and her husband, Pat, of Sartell, Minn., and Diann Martin and her husband, Raymond, of Kearney; 13 grandchildren; and sisters, Ruth Sloboth and her husband, Tom, of Omaha, Mary Huber and her husband, Ed, of Yucaipa, Calif., Anna Sheridan and her husband, Mike, of Arizona and JoAnn McWilliams of La Vista
Was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers
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QUINTANA, Mary S., 71, of Gibbon died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Memorial services: Thursday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: will be designated later
Born Dec. 18, 1938, in Haines, Alaska
Parents: Earl and Florence (Phelps) Lammers
Graduated from Haines High School in 1955
Married: Aug. 5, 1963, to Raymond Quintana in Kearney
Worked the majority of her life as a cook; enjoyed country music, Western movies, embroidering, her flower garden and Elvis Presley; family was very important
Survivors include her husband; sons, John Quintana and his wife, Christina, Kent Quintana and his wife, Robin, and Scott Quintana and his wife, Judith, all of Kearney, Billy Quintana and his special friend, Jacey, of Gibbon and David Quintana of Lincoln; daughters, Tracy Quintana and Mary Kiehn, both of Kearney; brother, Selby Wallace and his wife, Della, of Kearney; 30 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shirley Lammers; brothers, Doug Wallace, Frank Lammers, Earl Wallace, Roger Colton and Bill Wallace; sisters, Pat Lammers and Linda Lammers; and parents-in-law, Meliton and Consuelo Quintana
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STEVENSON, Beverly, 84, of Kearney died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, First Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: First Lutheran Church or to the S.A.F.E. Center in Kearney
Born Feb. 16, 1925, in Hadley, Minn.
Parents: Jonathon and Viola (Kadolph) Knutson
Graduated from Slayton (Minn.) High School in 1943, attended Worthington Junior College Institute of Banking; lived in Hadley and worked as a bank teller
Married: Sept. 4, 1951, to B.M. Stevenson in Hadley
Lived in Iowa City, Iowa, then in Flint, Mich.; couple moved to Kearney in 1960
Activities: member of First Lutheran Church in Kearney, served on the church council, was a Sunday school teacher and worked in the Sunday school office; member of Chapter AS of PEO and the Fort Kearney Shrine Auxiliary; did volunteer work with the Good Samaritan Hospital Service League and at the Museum of Nebraska Art; past board member of the Spouse/Sexual Abuse Family Education Center in Kearney
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Mary Stevenson and Arnold Ring of Kearney; son, Bill and his wife, Dawn, of Augusta, Maine; grandson, James Stevenson of Augusta; and several nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister
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URWILLER, Henry, 82, of Ravenna died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Island
Memorial services: Friday, Ravenna United Methodist Church
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Memorials: donor's choice
Born: Aug. 13, 1927, at Sodtown
Parents: Henry and May (Lange) Urwiller
Attended grade school at Sodtown, graduated from Ravenna High School, then farmed
Married: 1953, to Maurine Reese in Smith Center, Kan.
Military: U.S. Army during the Korean War
Returned to the family farm, retired in 2005
Was an accomplished welder, worked several winters for Spahr Machine Shop in Kearney; passions were farming and welding
Activities: attended the former Sodtown United Methodist Church; member of Platt Duetsche; enjoyed having coffee with friends
Survivors include his wife; son, Greg Urwiller and his wife, Sharon, of Grand Island; grandchildren, Jake Urwiller of Brainard and Lisa Urwiller of Omaha; great-granddaughter, Emma Urwiller; brothers, Gordon Urwiller of Ravenna, Kenneth Urwiller and his wife, Phylis, of Michigan and Richard Urwiller and his wife, Susanne, of Colorado; sisters, Mabel Heuermann of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Blanche Koehler of Clay Center; and sister-in-law, Delores Urwiller of Ravenna
Was preceded in death by his sisters, Evelyn Werth and Pearl Spahr, and brother, Mearl Urwiller
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FORTIK, Portia L., 94, of Kearney died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at her home
Services: St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Memorials: to the church
Born June 7, 1915, in rural Custer County
Parents: Anton and Clara (Bristol) Dobesh
Attended school in Ansley, taught school in Custer County
Married: March 12, 1931, to Albert Fortik in North Platte. He preceded her in death
Activities: member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, former member of the Altar Guild; charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary, a member of the BPO Does, and a founder and charter member of the Soil Sisters Garden Club; enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, traveling and her family
Survivors include her daughter, Pat Ring of Kearney; son, Douglas Fortik and his wife, Patricia, of Winnemucca, Nev.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband, a granddaughter and a great-grandson
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KEILEN, Ralph M., 91, of Kearney died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial
Services: Friday, Mount Carmel Home Chapel
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: Carmelite Sisters
Born Nov. 10, 1918, in Faribault, Minn.
Parents: Mike and Mary (Tix) Keilen
Military: U.S. Army, August 1942 - November 1945, served during World War II
Married: Aug. 18, 1956, to Stella Smith in Las Vegas. She died in 1999
Worked as an inspector for the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles; took several classes in watch repair and electricity
Moved to Lexington in 1978 and to Kearney in 1989
Activities: member of St. James Catholic Church in Kearney; enjoyed gardening, watch repair, dogs and making friends
Survivors include his brother, Richard Keilen and his wife, Loretta, of Northfield, Minn.; nephews, Mike Keilen of Minnetrista, Minn., and Mark Keilen of Northfield; niece, Mary Keilen of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and friends, Duane and June Espenhover of Kearney, Becky Pharris of Gibbon and Jim Mullins of Evergreen, Colo.
Was preceded in death by his wife, one brother and two sisters
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SMITH, Allen L., 85, of Kearney died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial
Services: Saturday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Memorials to be designated later
Born Nov. 1, 1924, in Minden
Parents: Elmer and Etta (Giffin) Smith. Grew up and received his education in Hazard
Military: U.S. Army during the Korean War
Married: May 20, 1956, to Leona "Toni" Kramer in Minden. She preceded him in death
Lived in Kearney; worked for Samway Motors, 1952 - 1974; then lived in various places, including Deer Lodge, Mont., Ansley and Gibbon, during those times managed a Stuckeys Store, 1974-1975; owned Wagon Wheel Bar in Ansley, 1975-1976; worked at Gibbon Pack, 1977-1989
Activities: member of the Eagles Club and VFW; enjoyed looking at old tractors and cars, woodworking and time spent with his family
Survivors include his son, Kelly and his wife, Teresa, of Kearney; daughter, Linette Darland and her husband, Alan, of Marion, Iowa; grandchildren, Krystal Hebb and her husband, Jeff, of Sioux City, Iowa, Katie Nutzman and her husband, Blair, of St. Joseph, Mo., Sean Darland of Marion, Jamey Issler and his wife, Tracy, of Fremont, Jessica Hartung and her husband, Jason, and Samantha Ludacka and her husband, Jake, all of Omaha, and Scott Issler and his wife, Samantha, of Fort Riley, Kan.; six great-grandchildren; brothers, David and his wife, Betty, of Gibbon, Clinton and his wife, Irene, of Kearney and Delbert and his wife, Linda, of Cozad; and sisters, Leota Kline and her husband, Art, of Grand Island, Erma Howell of Phillipsburg, Kan., Verna Feurt of Wood River and Marjorie Walker of Ashland
Was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Alaine; brother, Ted; and one great-granddaughter
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LINER, Christopher D., 27, of Kearney died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, from injuries received in a car-semitrailer truck accident west of Minden
Services: Monday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Stanley Cemetery in Amherst
Memorials: future designation
Born Dec. 20, 1982, in Kearney
Parents: Dan Liner and Connie Richards
Spent most of his life near Kearney with his mother and stepfather
Was an order picker for Cash-wa Distributing Co.
Activities: enjoyed fishing, jet skiing and being outdoors
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Connie and Rod Roeder of Kearney; his father of Kearney; fiancée, Irene Hernandez of Kearney; daughters, Alexandra Hernandez of Kearney and Destina Kehl of Gibbon; sisters, Tawnya and Holly Liner, both of Kearney; maternal grandparents, Ken and Inez Richards of Purdum; grandmother, JoAnn Roeder of Kearney; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends
Was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kenny and Florence Liner and grandfather, Darrell Roeder
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DODD, Joye, 84, of Kearney, formerly of Elm Creek, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village. Memorial services: Monday, First Christian Church in Elm Creek
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: First Christian Church
Born July 2, 1925, in Elm Creek
Parents: Clinton and Blanche (Dworak) Swearingen
Graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1943
Married: Nov. 20, 1943, to Floyd Dodd in Kearney
Lived in Elm Creek; moved to Fremont, 1953, worked at the Pendleton Woolen Mills; moved to Albuquerque, 1995, then back to Elm Creek in 2001; had lived in Kearney since 2007
Activities: member of First Christian Church in Elm Creek; enjoyed sewing and working crossword puzzles
Survivors include her husband; sons, Steve Dodd of Lafayette, La., and Bob Dodd and his wife, Jan, of Camp Verde, Ariz.; brother, Robert Swearingen of Albuquerque, N.M.; nieces, Joyce Waugh and Diana Shubert, both of Elm Creek, and Joye Lynn Carpenter and her husband, Chuck, of Casa Grande, Ariz.; nephews, Ron Miller and his wife, Connie, of Omaha and Paul Miller of Kearney; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her parents; identical twin sister, Joyce; one sister in infancy; one half sister; and two half brothers
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WILSON, Wallace "Wally" Ray, 77, died December 4, 2009, at his home in Woodland Hills, California
Mortuary: Gates Kingsley & Gates, Canoga Park, California
Born February 14, 1932 in Kearney, Nebr.
Parents: Harvey M. and Amy (Nelson) Wilson
Graduated from Glendale, Arizona, High School 1949
Military: U.S. Army during Korean War
Married: 1953 to Elizabeth Marie Carter 1953
Earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Arizona, 1958
Was employed as Engineer in L.A. area 1961; retire 1987
Survivors include: wife, Marie; daughters Debra Menton and Maria Pattison of Fresno, and Denise Plato of Santa Clarita; two granddaughters, four grandsons; and two sisters Phyllis McCoy and Judith Beaulieu of Surprise, AZ.
Los Angeles Times, 10 December 2009

REIER, Jessie B., 95, of Kearney, formerly of Sumner, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Saturday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services
Burial: Armada Cemetery north of Miller
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Born April 3, 1914, in Odessa
Parents: John and Jessie (Davis) Patterson
Received her education in rural schools near Trumbull
On June 22, 1935, she married Kenneth Reier. He died Oct. 24, 1981
With husband, farmed southwest of Sumner for more than 40 years until his death; remained on the farm; moved to Kearney in 2001
Was employed as an electronic assembler at Plectron Manufacturing, retired 1976
Survivors include her daughters, Kathleen Schneller and her husband, Carl, of Holyoke, Colo., and Barbara Markham of Glendive, Mont.; son, Gerald Reier and his wife, Lynda, of Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one son, Kenneth in 1962
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CARPENTER, Idella Marie, 86, of Gibbon died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Gibbon Good Samaritan Center
Graveside services: Wednesday, Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Memorials: Gibbon Emergency Unit or the AseraCare Hospice
Born Sept. 18, 1923, in Hildreth
Parents: George and Alma (Ruhs) Jurgens
Grew up and attended school in the Shelton area
Married: Sept 19, 1941, to Darrell Carpenter Sr. He preceded her in death
Lived in the Gibbon area, worked for the Gibbon Turkey Plant and Baldwin Filters of Kearney for many years
Activities: member of Gibbon Faith United Church, enjoyed gardening and playing with her grandchildren
Survivors include her daughters, Janice Johannsen and her husband, Waldo, of Ogallala and Sallee Shiers and her husband, Larry, of Gibbon; daughter-in-law, Judie Carpenter of North Platte; brother, Elmer Jurgens of Gibbon; sister, Henrietta Hartge of Omaha; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild
Was preceded in death by her husband, son, Darrell Jr., four brothers and two sisters
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REICH, William E. "Bill", 98, of Kearney died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Mother Hull Home
Services: Thursday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: Holy Cross Lutheran Church or to the Lutheran Hour
Born May 27, 1911, in Granton, Wis.
Parents: Gustave and Anna (Kupke) Reich
Was baptized and confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church at Granton; came to Nebraska in 1930, worked on farms through the 1930s; went home in winters to work in woods logging and cutting wood for the cheese factories
Married: Oct. 6, 1940, to Ruth Hartman in Lexington. She died April 11, 1992
Lived and farmed northeast of Amherst; moved to Kearney, 1965, worked for Spelts Lumber Co.; celebrated 50th wedding anniversary in 1990
Retired in Kearney, eventually resided at Cambridge Court; relocated to Mother Hull Home after a hip injury
Activities: enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing cards, and visiting and writing letters to friends and family; member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney and the Lutheran Layman's League
Survivors include his sisters, Ann Aumann and Martha Durst, both of Neillsville, Wis., and nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers and one sister
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FLORANG, Edward L., 57, of Kearney died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral Chapel
Burial: Riverdale Cemetery
Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church
Born Sept. 2, 1952, in Omaha
Parents: LaVerne and Selma (Wild) Florang
Was baptized Dec. 14, 1952, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst; was confirmed May 29, 1966, at Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney; graduated from Amherst High School in 1970
Had been a self-employed truck driver since high school; at the time of death, worked for Larry Middleswart of Rolar Inc.
Activities: enjoyed spending time with his children; enjoyed camping, especially with his sons
Survivors include his sons, Jesse Florang and his wife, Ashli, of Omaha and Reese Florang of Overland Park, Kan.; his parents of Riverdale; sister, Pam Florang of Omaha; and special friend, Edna Florang of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his brother, Larry
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ZIMBELMAN, Frances L., 83, of Kearney died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at her home
Services: Friday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: First United Methodist Church
Born June 9, 1926, in Elm Creek
Parents: Clarence and Agnes (Fox) Lindstrom
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1944
Married: May 21, 1946, to married Vern Zimbelman
Lived in various towns in Wisconsin and Nebraska; moved to Kearney in 1962
Worked at Baldwin Filters in Kearney, retired in 1991
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney, did volunteer work at the church; enjoyed walking the mall, shopping, sporting events, family and friends
Survivors include her sons, Stan Zimbelman and his wife, Becky, and Roger Zimbelman and his wife, Cindy, of Kearney; daughter, Renee Thompson and her husband, Curt, of Omaha; and grandchildren, Amy Solomon and her husband, Joe, and children Jacob, Zachary and Andrew, Jennifer Sheckler and her husband, Chad, Eric Zimbelman and his wife, Becca, and children Alana, Carlie and Kaden, and Matthew Zimbelman and his wife, Brandi, and children Conner, Christian and Cadence, all of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Delores; and infant daughter, Barbara
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HANSEN, Edna M., 95, of Grand Island died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island
Services: Friday, Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in Grand Island
Burial: Grand Island City Cemetery
Born July 13, 1914, in Amherst
Parents: Frank and Inez (Frank) Long
Married: 1939, to Harry Hansen in Cheyenne, Wyo. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her sons, Ronald, Robert and James, all of Grand Island; daughter, Judith Lavere of Arlington, Va.; brother, Charles Long of Cooley Dam, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Kearney Hub, 18 February, 2010

TAYLOR, Helen L., 90, of Kearney, formerly of the Stamford and Beaver City area, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at St John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Services: Saturday, First Christian Church in Beaver City
Burial: Precept Cemetery
Mortuary: Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City
Born Aug. 13, 1919, at Precept
Parents: William and Rachel (Marble) Perkins
Mother died early in her life, was raised by her dad, grandfather and an aunt
Attended District 9 country school in Furnas County; graduated from Beaver City High School with the class of 1937; attended Hastings Teachers College for two years; taught country school for several years
Married: Dec. 20, 1941, to Cecil Taylor in Hill City, Kan. He died May 13, 2006
With husband, farmed in Furnas County and the Precept area; retired in 1998, moved to Kearney
Activities: accepted the Lord as her savior at a young age; belonged to Precept Community Church, when it closed, transferred to Stamford Evangelical Free Church; family was very important; enjoyed gardening, reading and flowers
Survivors include her sons, Elvin Taylor and his wife, Joyce, of Syracuse and Richard Taylor and his wife, Connie, of Stamford; daughters, Joyce Holmes and her husband, Clair, of Hershey, Dorothy Beck and her husband, Gene, of Knoxville, Tenn., Arlene Cross and her husband, Jim, of North Platte and Leta Grothen and her husband, Dennis, of Hastings; 15 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Marie Davis; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter
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MALONE, Janice Eileen, 76, of Kearney died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center
Memorial services: Monday, Alma United Methodist Church
Burial of cremains: Orleans Cemetery
Mortuary: Banta-Torrey in Alma
Born Dec. 24, 1933, north of Holdrege
Parents: Ono and Erma (Wells) Fulcher
Married: June 24, 1953, to Roger Fandry in Holdrege. He died May 4, 1956
Married: August 1957, to Harold Johnson in Holdrege. They divorced
Married: July 2, 1982, to James Malone in Holdrege
Survivors include her husband; sons, Kyle Johnson of Atlanta and Jeff Johnson of Amherst; daughter, Micki Gehrig of Alma; brother, Thomas Fulcher of Boulder, Colo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren
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LIEBERS, Marian C., 86, of Kearney died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Services: Monday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Minden Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Memorials: to be designated later
Born Feb. 20, 1923, in Minden
Parents: Otto and Vivian (Egerblade) Nelson
Grew up and attended school in Minden; lived in several towns in the Midwest, but lived most of her life in Kearney
Married: June 26, 1939, to Elliott Liebers in Smith Center, Kan. He preceded her in death
Was committed to her husband and family; hobbies included sewing, baking, fishing, bowling and traveling; was an avid Huskers fan and enjoyed all of their sports; loved spending time with family and friends; member of First United Methodist Church
Survivors include her daughters, Sheron Dennis and Faye Rasmussen and her husband, Jim, all of Ravenna; daughter-in-law, Carol Liebers of Whitehill, Mont.; sister, Betty Fleming of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers; one sister; son, William Liebers; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter
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HUNNEL, Marvin E., 85, of Kearney died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, St. James Catholic Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: Knights of Columbus TV Mass for shut-ins, St. James Catholic Church Building Fund or the Kearney Catholic High School Foundation
Born March 28, 1924, in Elm Creek
Parents: Lewis and Carrie (Weaver) Hunnel
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1942
Military: enlisted in U.S. Army in March 1943, served until 1946; re-enlisted in 1950 and served until 1952; fought during World War II and the Korean War; received the Purple Heart Medal
Married: Nov. 30, 1946, to Maxine Sloan in Elm Creek
Worked as a local truck driver for Fairmont, Swift Co., Fox and DeKalb Activities: member of St. James Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Kearney VFW Post 759, DAV and Kearney American Legion Post 52; enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; hobbies included gardening, fishing, hunting, camping and watching and listening to Nebraska Cornhuskers and Creighton Bluejays sporting events
Survivors include his wife; sons, Jim Hunnel and his wife, Linda, of Crooks, S.D., and Tom Hunnel and his wife, Jane, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughters, Sharon Mauler of Kearney and Nancy Driver of Renton, Wash.; brother, Charles Hunnel and his wife, Anna Mae, of Kearney; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 23 February, 2010

BLUE, Raymond Arthur, 83, of Shelton died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, in Grand Island
Services: Tuesday, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lowell
Burial: Kenesaw Cemetery
Mortuary: Jackson-Wilson in Kenesaw
Memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lowell
Born April 24, 1926, in Kenesaw
Parents: Delbert and Gertrude (Holl) Blue
Attended school at District 1 in Kearney County, graduated from Shelton High School
Married: Dec. 5, 1948, to Nedra Ramsey in Kenesaw
Farmed his whole life, retired in 1991; also owned CR Lumber Co. of Kenesaw, 1977-1989; was a skilled carpenter and wood craftsman
Activities: lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lowell; was an avid hunter and a lifetime member of Ducks Unlimited; thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, fishing and golfing
Had been a resident of Primrose Retirement Community in Grand Island since December 2008
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Marcene Bauer and her husband, John, of Spalding; son, Cary Blue and his wife, Sharon, of Shelton; grandchildren, Matt Gillham and Amber Gillham, both of Fort Worth, Texas, Liane (Bauer) Philmalee of Wood River and Randy Bauer of Kearney; and great-grandchildren, Abbie and Sara Philmalee
Kearney Hub, 22 February, 2010

OWENS, Howard M., 92, of Gibbon died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Gibbon Good Samaritan Home. Services: Tuesday, Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial: Riverside Cemetery at Gibbon
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Born Nov. 11, 1917, in Lowell
Parents: Merle and Arma (Lange) Owens
Married Genevieve Winchester in Gibbon. She preceded him in death
Survivors include his sisters, Luella Holmes of Hastings and Barbara Daily of Kearney
Kearney Hub, 22 February, 2010

FREELING, John "Jack", 87, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in Omaha
Memorial services: Friday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Braman Mortuary in Omaha
Memorials : U.S. Marine Raider Solomon Island Native Education Fund
Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo.
Parents: Joe and Marie (McKenzie) Freeling
Married: Oct. 11, 1947, to Adeline Schreck. She died Dec. 4, 1967
Married: May 31, 1970, to Dell Todd. She died Sept. 20, 2003
Military: U.S. Marine Corps during World War II
Worked for Rite-Style Optical Co. in Kearney and Omaha for 40 years
Activities: member of the U.S. Marine Raider Association, U.S. Marine Corps League-Omaha Detachment, Military Order of the Purple , Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion; was active in the fundraising for the construction of Kearney Catholic High School
Survivors include his sons, Richard Freeling and his wife, Nancy, Philip Freeling and his wife, Anna, and Lonny Todd and his wife, Terri; daughters, Rita Weiss and her husband, Don, Mary Ann Freeling, Susan Muchmore-Phelps and her husband, Paul, Joan Nies and her husband, Terry, Cecelia Wildrick and her husband, Mark, Lorri Salyards, Jackie Anderson and her husband, Larry, and Kyla Robbins; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Eugene "Ole" Hinz; and many nieces and nephews
Kearney Hub, 23 February, 2010

OTT, Kenneth C. "Ken", 67, of Kearney died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at his home
Services: Thursday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center
Born July 23, 1942, in Elm Creek
Parents: Charles and Ethyln (Furby) Ott
Grew up in Elm Creek, graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1960
Military: U.S. Army, 1964-1966, veteran of the Vietnam War
Returned to the area, worked for Central Contracting; began working for Kearney Public Schools, 1990, did maintenance work, retired for health reasons
Married: Aug. 23, 1997, to Krista Isaac at Haven's Chapel north of Kearney
Activities: enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and attending garage sales and auctions
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Kathy Jelkin and her husband, Bill, of Omaha; grandchildren, Jaxon and Jacen Jelkin of Omaha; stepson, Bobby Kersting of Lincoln; brothers, Gary Ott and his wife, Sue, of Osceola and Vernon and his wife, Norma, of Kearney; sisters, Lyllis Berg of Sumner and Charlene Hisey of Kearney; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews
Was preceded in death by his parents, one son in infancy and one sister
Kearney Hub, 24 February, 2010

PAZDERNIK, David B., 51, of Kearney died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at his home
Services: Saturday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services
Burial: Highland Cemetery in Ravenna
Memorials: to be designated later
Born Aug. 14, 1958, in Kearney
Parents: James and Margaret (Munster) Pazdernik
Attended school in Pleasanton
Worked at West Co. in Kearney for more than 30 years
Activities: enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR, listening to Pink Floyd and his cat, Snoopy
Survivors include his sister, Amy Cook and her husband, John, of Riverdale; brothers, Larry Pazdernik and Kevin Pazdernik, both of Kearney; niece, Alaina Rickard of St. Joseph, Mo.; and nephew, Colby Pazdernik of Oconto
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 25 February, 2010

SMITH, Barbara (Sanford), 62, of rural Elm Creek died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at her home
Memorial services: Friday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: later
Memorials: to be designated later
Born Aug. 24, 1947, in Hastings
Parents: Gerald and Dorothy (Woods) Sanford
Grew up in the village of Ayr, attended Ayr Public School for kindergarten through eighth grade; graduated 1965 from Blue Hill Public School
Married: October 1966, to Arthur Boettcher Jr. He died in 1987
Married: Aug. 6, 1998, to Michael Smith in Sturgis, S.D. during Bike Rally Week
With first husband, owned and operated Boettcher the Butcher custom locker and processing plant for 10 years; worked a variety of jobs as a convenience store clerk, in fast-food service and as a store stocker
Was diagnosed with emphysema and retired from work, January 2004
Activities: enjoyed riding the Harley Davidson and her horse; especially enjoyed her grandbabies
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Jamie Boettcher and Lindsey ""LDB"" Garst, both of Kearney, and Heidi Whitten of Elkhorn; stepchildren, Michael Smith and Tim Smith, both of Kearney, and Kylie Rader of Grand Island; sons-in-law and stepson-in-law, Travis Whitten of Elkhorn, Nathan Garst of Kearney and Heath Rader of Grand Island; stepdaughter-in-law, Casey Smith of Kearney; grandchildren, Taylor and Rylan Boettcher, Kaitlynn, Zachary and Samantha Garst and Brenna and Logan Whitten; stepgrandchildren, Hunter, Kailee and Kendra Rader, Jordan, Cassy and Ayla Smith and Haydan Smith; mother, Dorothy Sanford of Lincoln; brother, Larry Sanford and his wife, Diane, of Ayr; sisters, Judy Johnson of Lincoln and Glenda Ruhter of Prosser; sister-in-law, Diane Sanford; brothers-in-law, Glen Johnson of Lincoln and Stan Ruhter of Prosser; father- and mother-in-law, Darrell and Ruth Smith; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Dan and Gloria Smith, Randall and Carrie Smith, Mark and Ruth Smith and Vince and Sherie Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her first husband, father, maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents and her best friend, Dakota
Kearney Hub, 24 February, 2010

BAMFORD, Peachie, 84, of Kearney died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: Nebraska Organ Retrieval Program
Born May 1, 1925, in Elm Creek
Parents: Carl and Teckla (Peters) Johnston
Grew up in Kearney, received her education at Kearney High School
Married: Feb. 12, 1946, to Reno Bamford in Phillipsburg, Kan. He preceded her in death
Lived at various locations around the world while Reno served in the U.S. Navy; retired moved to a farm west of Kearney
Survivors include her sons, Reno Bamford II and his wife, Gerri, their son, R.J., U.S. Marine Corps deployed, and their daughter, Marissa, all of Roca, and Jim Bamford and his wife, Jolaine, and their children, Hunter and Jessica, all of Kearney; daughter, JoAnn Henthorne and her husband, Bob, and their daughter, Jordan, all of Papillion; brother, Carl Johnston and his wife, Mae, of Kearney; and sister, Mary Fisher of Ravenna
Was preceded in death by her husbnad; parents; granddaughter, Amber Lee; brother, Joe; and sisters, Burdette, Hazel and Dorothy
Kearney Hub, 25 February, 2010

HOLUB, Virginia "Gin", 87, of Wilmington, North Carolina, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Mariner Health Care in Wilmington
Services: Thursday, Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel in Wilmington
Burial: Oleander Memorial Gardens
Memorials: Pine Valley Church of Christ, Wilmington
Born March 4, 1922, in Kansas City, Kan.
Parents: David and Queen (Burris) Roberts
Mother died when Virginia was just 7 years old; was reared by her father and older siblings
Married: Jan. 17, 1948, to Neal Holub. He preceded her in death
Worked as a rivet girl on B-25 bombers in Kansas City, Mo., in World War II; graduated from Kearney (Neb.) State Teachers College, taught home economics in Elm Creek (Neb.) High School, served as home economist for Buffalo County (Neb.) Extension and served as a judge at the Buffalo County Fair; later worked as a real estate agent for Lowe/Rusmisell Realtors in Kearney and wrote numerous columns for the local paper
Activities: was an outstanding bridge player, loved to golf and ride horses; was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker football fan; member of Kearney Church of Christ and Pine Valley Church of Christ
Survivors include her son, Gregory Holub and his wife, Kathy Fyfe Holub, of Wilmington
Kearney Hub, 24 February, 2010

GREEN, Donnie, 44, of Lincoln, formerly of Kearney and Kansas City, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, in Lincoln
Memorial services: Friday, Mount Washington Chapel Mausoleum in Independence, Mo., and Tuesday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Memorials: to the family
Born July 25, 1964, in Kansas City
Parents: Donnie and Donna (Rowlette) Green
Married: Oct. 13, 2000, to Dee Maxwell in Kearney
Activities: coached Little League baseball
Survivors include his wife; children, Anthony Green of Kansas City, Andrew Green of Kearney, Cassandra Green of Kansas City and Ashley Foged and Corey Foged, both of Kearney; brothers, Richard Green of Chicago and Duane Green and Mike Green, both of Kansas City; sister, Ginny Moses of Kansas City; grandchild, Airiana Foged of Kearney; mother, Donna and her husband, Larry Ackley, of Green River, Wyo.; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his grandparents and an uncle
Kearney Hub, 1 March, 2010

ROUSE, Kenneth "Kenny", 82, of Kearney died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, at his home
No services
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: Kearney Senior Center
Kearney Hub, 26 February, 2010

ALBRIGHT, Rita C., 92, of Kearney died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at Homestead Assisted Living
Services: Monday, Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl, Kearney
Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church and the Elm Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Born Oct. 26, 1917, on the family farm near Amherst
Parents: William and Anna (Adelung) Wild
Married: June 15, 1941, to Sidney Albright in Amherst. He died in 1987
Activities: member of Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney
Survivors include her son, Dale Albright of Kearney; grandchildren and spouses, Colby and Alisha Albright of Kearney and Cami and Corey Waller of Riverdale; sister, Selma Florang and her husband, LaVerne, of Riverdale; and three great-granddaughters
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents, two brothers and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 1 March February, 2010

CARLSON, Donn A., 68, of Kearney died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Service: Tuesday, First Baptist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: First Baptist Church
Born April 10, 1941, in Edmore, N.D.
Parents: Carl and Agnes (McKay) Carlson
Graduated from Edmore High School in 1959; received bachelor's degree from Mayville (N.D.) State College, master's degree from the University of North Dakota and Ph.D. in science education from the University of Northern Colorado
Married: Sept. 1, 1963, to Dorothy Hegge
Married: Aug. 10, 1985, to Jeanne Mattson-Smith at First Baptist Church in Kearney
Was a professor of science education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney; retired in 2006; was the science fair director for Mid-Nebraska for 20 years
Activities: belonged to the Nebraska Academy of Science, Nebraska Association of Teachers and the National Science Teachers Association; received the UNK Pratt-Heins Award for outstanding teacher of the year, the NATS Catalyst Award and the Pillar Award for teaching 40 years; was an avid restorer and collector of Model T and Model A cars; member of First Baptist Church in Kearney and Promise Keepers; was devoted to his family, children and grandchildren
Survivors include his wife; mother, Agnes Carlson-Leiphon of Kearney; daughters, Sandi Olson and her husband, Jon, of Kearney and Donna Peterman and her husband, Carl, of Big Springs; son, Mike Carlson of Grand Island; stepsons, Dan Smith and his wife, Michelle, of Columbus and David Smith and his wife, Kim, of Newton, Kan.; brothers, John Carlson and his wife, Sharon, of Canyon Lake, Calif., Alvin Carlson of Langdon, N.D., Danny Carlson and his wife, Beth, of Riverside, Calif., Jamie Carlson and his wife, Diane, and Douglas Carlson, all of Kearney, and Dale Carlson and his wife, Dee, of Dillon, Mont.; sisters, Debbie Sehm and her husband, Doug, of Wasilla, Alaska, Joyce Voskamp and her husband, Dave, of Bailey, Colo., and Jan Kuebler and her husband, Keith, of Kearney; and grandchildren, Jacob and Tori Olson, Edwin Peterman, Alea and Evan Smith and Brody and Jayden Smith
Was preceded in death by his father; sister, Anita Carlson-Brinegar; aunt, Edith Carlson; and stepfather, John Leiphon
Kearney Hub, 1 March, 2010

PEARSON, Richard O. "Dick", 59, of Wasilla, Alaska, formerly of Kearney and Holdrege, Neb., area, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Mat Su Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska
Memorial services: Saturday, March 6, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege, military honors
Memorial has been established
Born Aug. 18, 1950, in Holdrege
Parents: Nelse and Beverly (Johnson) Pearson
Military: U.S. Army from June 1970-January 1972
Then lived in Kearney, Grand Island, Hastings and Doniphan, Neb., employed by Chief Industries
Moved to Wasilla in December 2000, founded Husker Trucking Inc.
Married: Dec. 12, 2003, to Carol Mills
Activities: life member of Am Vets Post 9, American Legion Post 35 and a founding member of Valley Abate; enjoyed hunting, fishing, trucking, motorcycles, NASCAR and reading
Survivors include his wife; his mother of Kearney; sister, Julie Keough and her husband, Nick, of Kearney; brothers, Tim Pearson and his wife, Janis, of Tabor, S.D., Jeff Pearson and his wife, Norma, of Overton, Neb., and Stacy Pearson of Grand Island, Neb.; uncles and aunts, Bruce and MaryAnn Johnson of Littleton, Colo., and Gary and Merry Johnson of Holdrege; mother-in-law, Jean Mills of North Platte, Neb.; stepdaughter, Brandi Mackenzie and her husband, Chad, of Edwards, Colo.; stepson, Ryan Horn and his wife, Alexandra Giatras, of Edwards; and several nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his father; father-in-law, Dale Mills; grandparents; and an aunt and uncle
Kearney Hub, 4 March, 2010

SHADA, M.L. "Renie", 77, of Kearney died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: to be designated later
Born Feb. 11, 1933, in Ashland
Parents: John and Elizabeth (Stuart) Hartung
Was a graduate of Ashland High School; earned her registered nurse degree at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha
Married: Nov. 29, 1953, to Nick Shada in Ashland
Moved to Upland in 1955, worked as a registered nurse at Franklin County Community Hospital, 1955-1970, then as a nurse at the doctor's clinic in Campbell, 1970-1973; moved to Kearney, was a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital from 1973; retired in 1979
Activities: member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church; director of the American Contract Bridge League; loved playing duplicate bridge and reading; especially enjoyed her grandkids, nieces and nephews
Survivors include her husband; sons, Sam Shada and his wife, Mary, of Loveland, Colo., and Jim Shada and his wife, Kelly, of Kearney; surrogate daughter, Pam Hill and her husband, Jerry, of Kearney; grandchildren, Jamie Banzhaf, Nicholas Shada, Nathan Shada, Makayla Zoerb, Samantha Shada and Jessica Shada; brother, Jim Hartung and his wife, Karna, of Omaha; and several nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Jacobson
Kearney Hub, 3 March, 2010
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