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KOCIEMBA, Rose, 95, of Kearney died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial
Burial of cremains: Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann of Kearney
Memorials: Mount Carmel Home
Born April 12, 1915, in Loup City
Parents: Jacob and Mary (Galus) Roy
Grew up in Loup City, graduated from Loup City High School in 1933; attended Chadron State College
Taught school at Sherman County District 5 for five years
Married: June 7, 1938, to Leon Kociemba in Loup City. He preceded her in death
Lived in Loup City for 11 years then moved to Ogallala, raised their family; after husband's death, lived in Riverpointe Retirement Center in Littleton; moved to Kearney in 2005
Activities: member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Ogallala, the Altar Society and Sisters of St. Francis for many years; was active in church, was a Girl Scout leader for many years and was known for her many volunteer activities
Survivors include her sons, Roy of York and Tom and his wife, Rosalyn, of Peoria, Ariz.; daughters, Nancy Seaman and her husband, Bob, of Castle Rock, Colo., Mary Ann Lawson and her husband, Gayle, of Kearney and Ellen Werner and her husband, Marvin, of Littleton, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers and one sister
Kearney Hub, 21 June, 2010

RENZ, Duane, 71, of Belvidere, Illinois, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford of myelodysplastic syndrome and respiratory difficulty
Service: June 26, the River Birch Room of the Harmon Park Activity Center in Kearney
Mortuary: Cremation Society of Illinois Inc.
Born July 24, 1938, in Byron, Neb.
Parents: Ludwig and Clara Renz
Grew up on a farm at Byron; attended the Nebraska school system and graduated from Deshler (Neb.) High School in 1956; attended Nebraska State Teachers College in Kearney
Married Aug. 30, 1959, to Doris Struss of Juniata, Neb.; celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2009
Taught in Deshler, 1960-1967; moved to Crete and taught at the Crete-Monee School District 201-U until 199; retired to Belvidere, Illinois
Activities: enjoyed antiques, did shows throughout the Midwest, collecting and selling with the business name D&D Antiques. Survivors include his wife; son, Mark and his wife, Renee (Rytlewski), of Arlington Heights, their daughter, Rachel, who will be a freshman next year, and son, Erich, a seventh-grader in middle school; his daughter, Carla Kotowsky, her husband, Mike, of Park Ridge, their twins, Kenneth and Samantha, both fifth-graders, and daughter Nichole, a third-grader; and brother, Loren Renz and his wife, Esther, of Superior, Neb.
Was preceded in death by his sister, Ethel Kuhlman
Kearney Hub, 16 June, 2010

SIPP, Clifford G., 80, of Pleasanton died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, Pleasanton United Methodist Church
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: Pleasanton Rescue Unit or the United Methodist Church in Pleasanton
Born March 5, 1930, in Gordon
Parents: Harry and Clara (Gehrig) Sipp
Grew up and received his education in Gordon
Married: 1950, to Elva DeWitt
Married: Nov. 8, 1968, to Edna Fanshier Townsend in Grand Island
Worked as a ranch hand; he and Edna moved to Pleasanton in 1991
Activities: member of the Old Time Cowboys Association; received the Aksarben Good Neighbor Award in 1995
Survivors include his wife; son, Dale and his wife, Carrie, of Elm Creek; daughter, Della Orr and her husband, LeRoy, of Kearney; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Phyllis Ehlers of Warroad, Minn., and Bonnie Gates and her husband, Robert, of Aurora, Colo.
Was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 17 June, 2010

BERGSTROM-SYNOVEC, Helen LaVon, 77, of Kearney died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Services: Monday at Fridhem Lutheran Church in Funk
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege
Mortuary: Banta-Torrey in Wilcox
Memorials: AseraCare Hospice, The Salvation Army or Mother Hull Home
Born Sept. 17, 1932, in Kearney
Parents: Walter and Myrtle (Kersting) Tappan
Was raised in the Kearney area; attended school at Sumner until the third grade, then attended Bryant Elementary School in Kearney; also lived on farms at Eddyville and Sumner and in Cozad
Married: Nov. 8, 1947, to David Nollett. They divorced in 1955
Married: Feb. 7, 1959, to Merrill "Mert" Bergstrom. He died Dec. 17, 1987
Married: April 19, 2003, to Alvin "Al" Synovec
With Mert, lived on a farm northwest of Wilcox; a1ong with helping on the farm, worked as a cook at Bethphage Mission in Axtell and later as a cook at Wilcox Public School; also owned and operated a dress shop called Lady LaVon in Holdrege for a short time
Was baptized and confirmed at Fridhem Lutheran Church in Funk on Sept. 10, 1972
Activities: loved to shop, enjoyed decorating her home and making flower arrangements; was an excellent cook and loved to bake; moved into Wilcox
After marrying Alvin, moved to Kearney; moved to Mother Hull Home in February 2010
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Judy Martinez of Grand Island, Jeanie Titkemeier and her husband, Larry, of St. George, Kan., Debbie Reiss and her husband, Randy, of Wilcox, Patty Volk and her husband, Matt, of Cambridge, Teresa Eckhardt and her husband, Marlon, of Holstein, Brenda Steele and her husband, Rick, of Wamego, Kan., Shelly Muir and her husband, Stan, of Franklin and Tammy Bergstrom and friend Tom of Kearney; brother, George Tappan of Elm Creek; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren with several more great-grandchildren on the way
Was preceded in death by her husband Mert; her parents; stepbrother, Russell Anglemyer; sister-in-law, Georgia Tappan; granddaughter, Courtney Marie Volk; and grandson, Nick Eckhardt. Kearney Hub, 21 June, 2010

LARKOWSKI, Stephen L., 22, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, in Omaha
Memorial services: Saturday, Kountze Memorial Lutheran in Omaha
Buriel: Prairie Center Cemetery at Haven's Chapel north of Kearney
Mortuary: Roeder in Omaha and Horner Lieske McBride and Kuhl in Kearney
Memorials: Havens Chapel Ball Association or Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church
Born Jan. 21, 1988, in Kearney
Parents: Kevin and Terrie (Giffin) Larkowski
Survivors include his parents; sisters, Elizabeth Shaffer and her husband, Duane, and Melissa Esser and her husband, Jarad; nieces, Tianna, Janessa and Dakota; grandparents, Lavern and Marilyn Larkowski, Leroy and Jan Giffin and Luciene and Lonnie Larson; great-grandparents, May May and Maurice Giffin; and family and friends
Kearney Hub, 17 June, 2010

LARSON, Luciene "Ceny", 64, of Axtell died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at her home
Services: Monday at First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Burial: Sumner Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Born Jan. 24, 1946, in Kearney
Parents: Maurice and May (Licking) May
Grew up in Kearney, received her education at Kearney Public Schools
Married: Sept. 11, 1982, to Lonnie Larson in Kearney
Worked as an office clerk for the Nebraska Department of Roads for 23 years; retired in 2008
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney; hobbies included scuba diving, riding motorcycles and being outdoors
Survivors include her husband; her mother of Kearney; sons, Lonnie and Lawrence Giffin, both of Kearney; daughters, Terri Larkowski and her husband, Kevin, of Omaha, Tami Thornton and her husband, DeWaynn, of Broken Bow and Kim Hipp and her husband, Robert, of North Platte; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Maury May and his wife, Jeanne, of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her father; grandson, Stephen Larkowski; and infant sister, Lois
Kearney Hub, 18 June, 2010

FORD-GOUKER, Glenva M., 86, of Kearney died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Mother Hull Home
Graveside services: Fort Logan National Veterans Cemetery in Denver
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Born Dec. 5, 1923, in Cambridge
Parents: Orvis and Marie (DeWester) Keeling
Grew up in Oklahoma City and Denver
Married Jesse Ford. He preceded her in death; had lived in Englewood, Colo.
Married Billy Gouker
Worked for the Atomic Energy Commission prior to staying home with her children; went back to work for the government at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Littleton, Colo.
Had been a resident of Kearney for the past 11 years
Activities: for 40-plus years was an active member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, volunteering with its outreach to help in the community; was an excellent cook and an accomplished seamstress; belonged to a bridge club and enjoyed playing golf and spending time with her family
Survivors include her husband of 14 years; daughters, Janice Saint Vincent of Mount Airy, Md., and Debbie Wadle and her husband, Arnold, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepson, Bruce Gouker and his wife, Kathy, of Greeley, Colo.; grandchildren, Heather Powell, Haley Lewis and Seth Saint Vincent; and great-grandchildren, Jesse, Dillon and Maddison
Was preceded in death by Jesse S. Ford, her husband of 31 years
Kearney Hub, 21 June, 2010

HOSICK, Dennis L., 69, of Kearney died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, Kearney Evangelical Free Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Born Jan. 26, 1941, in Curtis
Parents: Woodrow and Helen (McLaughlin) Hosick
Received his high school education from Colorado Springs, Colo.
Military: U.S. Navy, Oct. 11, 1960-Oct. 9, 1964, was honorably discharged
Married: June 2, 1962, to DeArlin Scott in Bellflower, Calif.
Lived in many places, resided in Kearney for the last 30 years; worked for Baldwin's as a supervisor for many years, retired with them
Activities: member of Baldwin's golf league and Vintage Wine softball team; coached the Kiwanis Little League team for many years; was commissioner for Kearney Little League in 1983; enjoyed Nebraska football and sports, competing and watching; loved watching his grandchildren's activities; loved his family and friends
Survivors include his wife; son, Darren Hosick and his wife, Donna, of Lincoln; daughter, DeAnna Reeder and her husband, Kirk, of Kearney; grandchildren, Dustin Hosick of Lincoln and Kristine and Kory Reeder of Kearney; brothers, Darryl Hosick and his wife, Freda, of Farnam, Robert Hosick and his wife, Judy, of Stockville and Les Hosick and his wife, Jan, of Wellfleet; sister, Illa Jo Zysset and her husband, Mervin, of Farnam; and sisters-in-law, Bennie Scott of Kearney, Hilda Padias and her husband, Bill, of Orange County, Calif., and Kay Richey and her husband, Jimmy, of Las Vegas
Was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Lana Zo Hawes
Kearney Hub, 22 June, 2010

JOHNSON, Mary J., 94, of Kearney died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village
Services: Friday, Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton
Burial: St. Ann's Cemetery in Lexington
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Elm Creek
Memorials: Kearney Catholic School Foundation
Born July 3, 1915, in Overton
Parents: Frank and Frances (Pavelka) Ourada
Grew up in Overton; attended District 77 country school, graduated from Overton High School in 1934
Married: Feb. 10, 1936, to Johnnie Johnson in Elm Creek. He preceded her in death
Lived on farm south of Sumner, moved to Overton, 1961; moved to Kearney in 1988
Activities: member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Prince of Peace Catholic Church; was an excellent seamstress and quilter and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening
Survivors include her son, Robert Johnson and his wife, Rita, of Kearney; daughters, Janis O'Mara of Kearney, Jill Haskill and her husband, Mike, of Elm Creek and Jean Cullen and her husband, John, of Sun River, Ore.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Davis and family of Overton; and special friends, the Denson and Dolan families of Lexington, Kearney and Gibbon
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son-in-law, Jim O'Mara; great-grandson, William Englehardt; five brothers; and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 24 June, 2010

BRISBIN, Harry E. "Jiggs", 76, of Kearney died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: First Baptist Church in Kearney
Born Dec. 4, 1933, in Kearney
Parents: Albert and Leatha (Howell) Brisbin
Attended Zion Lutheran School in Kearney
Worked for Union Pacific Railroad, Rochford Construction in Kearney and then as a scale operator at the Kearney Landfill; retired in 1997
Activities: enjoyed carpentry and working with his hands; enjoyed reading the Bible; loved to help people; was known as Kearney's mower man, rode his red mower around town
Survivors include his daughter, Beautie Brisbin; sons, Harry Brisbin and Bruce Brisbin; sisters, Lily Brooks and her husband, Harry, of Hutchinson, Kan., Violet Sheen of Elm Creek, Velda Harrison of Minden and LaVon Alway of Mountain Home, Ark.; and brother, Gary Brisbin of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 24 June, 2010

WEBSTER, Junior, 88, of Kearney died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at his home
Services: Friday, First Christian Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Memorials: the church or the Nebraska Children's Home
Born Feb. 5, 1922, in Odessa
Parents: Arthur and Ebbie (Richardson) Webster
Grew up in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School in 1939
Married: Sept. 2, 1945, to Dorothy Parker in Kearney. She preceded him in death
Lived in California and Kearney, was employed as head automotive technician for many years; also worked for the Kearney Hub as a motor route delivery person for 17 years
Activities: member of the church and a 4-H leader; enjoyed fishing, hunting and teasing his grandchildren; was a "collector."
Survivors include his sons, Daniel and his wife, Kay, and David and his wife, Susan, all of Gibbon, and Steven and his wife, Shirley, of Kearney; daughter, Catherine Kline and her husband, Mike, of Kearney; 10 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his wife; brother, Ervin Webster; sisters, Maxine Lieb and Arlene Young; and granddaughters, Amy and Jennifer Webster
Kearney Hub, 24 June, 2010

HAWKS, Tyler W., 24, of Shelton died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Gibbon Good Samaritan Center
Memorial services: Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial: later
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney Born July 20, 1985, in Kearney
Parents: Tim and Christine (Vauthrin) Hawks
Grew up in Kearney and Shelton, graduated from Shelton High School in 2005
Lived in Shelton, was employed as a handyman by Mosaic in Grand Island
Activities: member of Holy Cross church, enjoyed listening to country music, fishing, spending time with family, and playing video games with family, friends and the residents of Mosaic
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Tim and Teresa Hawks of Shelton; mother, Christine Vauthrin of Kearney; brothers, Tanner and Taryn Hawks of Shelton and Josiah Vauthrin of Kearney; sister, Sierra Danner of Kearney; grandparents, Lloyd and Lael Vauthrin of Franklin, Yvonne Hawks of Salina, Kan., and Glen and Lois Milks of Shelton; and great-grandmother, Darlene Holtz of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Hawks; great-grandfather, Erwin Holtz; and great-grandmother, Eva Stoddard
Kearney Hub, 27 June, 2010

LEE, Roger L., 65, of Riverdale died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, Kearney Evangelical Free Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: Evangelical Free Church
Born June 29, 1944, in Hastings
Adoptive parents: Eldon and Erma (Eloe) Lee
Lived in Christian Homes (orphanage) in Holdrege and White Hall (orphanage) in Lincoln, was adopted by Eldon and Erma Lee at age 11; attended rural grade school at Maple Grove north of Amherst then graduated from Amherst High School in 1963
Military: U.S. Navy, 1965-1968, veteran of the Vietnam War
Married: Dec. 22, 1966, to Lois Kreutzer in Kearney
Graduated from Kearney State College in May 1976; worked at Eaton Corp. in Kearney from 1970 until retiring in 2005
Activities: member of the Evangelical Free Church in Kearney; enjoyed reading and studying his Bible, teaching, traveling, fishing and spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Faith Hueftle and her husband, Kelly, of Funk and Nina Valleau and her husband, Tim, of Kearney; grandchildren, Tiffany and Lynette Valleau and Maximilian Hueftle; sisters, Ann Bartel and her husband, Bill, of Youngstown, Ohio, and Cindy Ronnekamp of Topeka, Kan.; and brother, Steve Pogorelec of Duluth, Minn.
Was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Wanda Bosshamer and Leona Lee
Kearney Hub, 29 June, 2010

LEISING, Arthur E., 94, of Papillion, formerly of Kearney, died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Huntington Park Care Center in Papillion
Services: Wednesday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Highland Cemetery in Bertrand with military honors
Memorials: donor's choice
Born Dec. 6, 1915, in Clarence Center, N.Y.
Parenst: Fred and Margaret (Labucher) Leising
Grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School
Military: U.S. Army during World War II, 1942-1946; was a military guard at the Prisoner of War Internment Camp in Atlanta
Married: Sept. 17, 1977, to Katie Jelken in Kearney
Lived and retired in Kearney; also lived for a time in Holdrege
Activities: member of Wellspring Lutheran Church in Papillion
Survivors include his wife; stepsons, Norman Jelken and his wife, Yvonne, of Omaha and Jerry Jelken and his wife, Sue, of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; stepdaughter, Kathy King of Ogden, Utah; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Leising and his wife, Margaret, of Florida; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul, Otto, Howard and Fred Jr.; and sister, Estella O'Donell
Kearney Hub, 29 June, 2010

RYAN, Catherine "Rod", 91, of Shelton died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Thursday, Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Apfel of Wood River
Memorials: Shelton Fire Department, Shelton United Methodist Church or donor's choice
Born July 14, 1918, at Princeton, Mo.
Parents: Nathan and Neicie (Dragoo) Rogers
Grew up and attended school in Princeton, graduated from high school there; attended nurses training in St. Joseph, Mo., and earned her registered nurse degree
Worked in Iowa at the Decatur County Hospital, became superintendent at age 24; attended graduate school at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, studied to be an RN anesthetist; worked at Decatur County Hospital as its first nurse anesthetist and worked at a local doctor's office
Married: May 31, 1947, to Maurice Ryan at at the Little Brown Church in the Vale at Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death
Moved to Shelton in 1958; owned and operated the café, motel and service station
Activities: member of the United Methodist Church in Shelton; loved to work, help others and keep busy; was very devoted to her family
Survivors include her son, Mike Ryan and his wife, Cyndy, of Shelton; and grandsons, Joshuah and Jacob Ryan
Was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, one brother and her parents
Kearney Hub, 29 June, 2010

BUCK, Frank E., 70, of Kearney died Monday, June 28, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, Faith United Methodist Church
Burial: Elwood Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born March 10, 1940, in Greeley, Colo.
Parents: Milton and Naomi (Benton) Buck
Graduated from Elwood High School in 1958
Married: Oct. 30, 1960, to Sharon Richardson in Lexington
Military: U.S. Air Force, served for four years; was stationed in Massachusetts and Alaska
After discharge, worked at Monroe Auto Parts in Cozad as a supervisor
Moved to Kearney, 1963, worked at Yellow Freight as a terminal manager; also worked at Kearney Public School in maintenance and at the Great Platte River Road Archway as a security guard
Activities:member of Faith United Methodist Church and Capital City Horse Club in Lincoln; enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, Husker football, showing horses, golfing and deer hunting
Survivors include his wife; sons, Michael Buck and his wife, Sharon, of Gibbon and Dallas Buck and his wife, Gwen, of Odessa; brothers, Bob Buck and his wife, Janet, of Odessa and Les Buck and his wife, Vicki, of Palmyra; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Kim Buck and Kay Anderson; granddaughter, Gina Buck; and sister, Roberta
Kearney Hub, 30 June, 2010

COONS, Tucker W., 12, of Elm Creek died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Thursday at the new Elm Creek High School gymnasium
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Elm Creek
Born Aug. 15, 1997, in Kearney
Parents: Perry and Charlotte (Bates) Coons
Grew up in Elm Creek, was ready to start eighth grade at Elm Creek School; was a student manager of the Elm Creek High School football team
Activities: was interested in football, baseball, track, wrestling and basketball; loved to fish and hunt and shot his first turkey during the spring season
Survivors include his father, of Elm Creek; his mother, of Kearney; sister, Danyell of Elm Creek; grandparents, Leona and Richard Coons of Elm Creek and Dan and Janet Bates of Show Low, Ariz.; great-grandparents, Media Ehrhardt and Virginia Schuble, both of Mesa, Ariz.; and uncles and aunts, Kelly and Kim Coons of Elm Creek, Eric Bates of Tempe, Ariz., and Scott and Candi (Coons) Headley of Greeley, Colo.
Was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents and two maternal great-grandfathers
Kearney Hub, 13 July, 2010

HITTNER, Nancy Ann, 71, of Salina, Kansas, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, in Salina
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Salina. Burial: All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Salina
Mortuary: Ryan in Salina
Memorials: College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb., or St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
Born Feb. 11, 1939, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: Vincent and Anna (Franke) Glatter
Married: Aug. 8, 1960, to Anthony Hittner
Was a devoted wife and mother and beloved schoolteacher; retired after 22 years of service in the Salina School District
Activities: member of the National Educators Association and the Salina Municipal Band; was an avid bridge player and bicyclist, participated in Biking Across Kansas several times
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Teresa Hittner of Interlochen, Mich., and Catherine Hittner and her husband, Jim Bechle, of Aurora, Colo.; son, Daniel Hittner and his wife, Michelle, of Wichita; brother, Donald Glatter of Amherst, Neb.; sister, Ann Vincent of Concordia; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Margaret Rader
Kearney Hub, 9 July, 2010

LASICH, Erwin George, 84, of Gibbon died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center in Gibbon
Graveside services: Wednesday, Gibbon Riverside Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon
Memorials: Gibbon American Legion or the Gibbon Volunteer Fire Department
Born April 14, 1926, in Gibbon
Parents: Steve and Anna (Dunker) Lasich
Graduated from Gibbon High School in 1944; lettered in football, basketball and track
Military: U.S. Army in September 1944-October 1946; completed his basic training at Camp Robinson in Little Rock, Ark.; served in New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan; was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge
Married: Feb. 23, 1947, to Donna Williams
Worked more than 30 years farming for Garnet Rose
Activities: enjoyed feeding squirrels and birds as well as spending time in his garden and sharing vegetables and flowers with the community; member of the Gibbon American Legion for more than 60 years, the Gibbon Heritage Center Board, the Gibbon Volunteer Fire Department and the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Pat Manfull and her husband, Jim, of Gibbon, Deb Lasich of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Nancy Lasich and her husband, Dave Frazell, of Littleton, Colo.; grandsons, Craig Manfull of Littleton and Scott Manfull and his fiancée, Angie Bunger, of Gibbon; granddaughter, Libby Manfull of Gibbon; and niece, Juanita Miller and her husband, Jay, and their family of Carmichael, Calif.
Was preceded in death by his brother, Virgil; and sisters, Margaret and Helen in infancy
Kearney Hub, 13 July, 2010

OSTERMEYER, Arvid William, 87, of Grand Island, formerly of the Sodtown area of Buffalo County, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island
Services: Tuesday, Zion Lutheran Church, North Shelton
Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born Sept. 6, 1922, in Buffalo County
Parents: William and Lora (Scheil) Ostermeyer
Was educated at District 43 and Shelton High School
Married: Aug. 27, 1966, to Rose Krepel at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Crete
Farmed in the North Shelton area, retired in 2005
Activities: member of Zion Lutheran Church, North Shelton; was a blood donor, had donated 19 gallons of blood to the Red Cross Bloodmobile
Survivors include his wife, nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 12 July, 2010

PETERSON, Richard L., 64, of Kearney died Friday, July 9, 2010, at his home
Services: Tuesday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: Talking Book and Braille Service Trust Fund
Born Oct. 2, 1945, in Kearney
Parents: Jack and Beulah (Paul) Peterson
Married: Marilyn Hanson
Grew up in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School in 1963; received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska in 1970, worked as a traffic engineer for the Nebraska Department of Roads; earned his master's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1973; received his Urban Transportation Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University, did postgraduate work at Texas A&M University
Was the chief engineer for the city of Fort Worth, Texas, 1973-1977, then was the transportation planning coordinator, 1977-1978; was the assistant director of transportation, 1978-1980; worked as an assistant research engineer for the Texas Transportation Institute in College Station, Texas, 1981-1986, then became transportation director for Dallas County, Texas; retired for health reasons in 1997; moved to Kearney
ACtivities: member of the Institute of Traffic Engineers and Theta Zi; was honored as Engineer of the Year by Texite, the Texas division of the Institute of Traffic Engineers
Survivors include his wife; son, Keddrin Weber of Netherlands; daughters, Vicki Hanson of Kearney and Audra Mullins of Cheyenne, Wyo.; grandchildren, Kaitlin and Lucas Webber of Netherlands and Rees and Sawyer Mullins of Cheyenne; his parents of rural Kearney; sister, Jacklyn Peterson of Kearney; aunt, Lorena Peterson of Kearney; and uncle, Franklin Peterson of Kearney
Kearney Hub, 12 July, 2010

ROWLEE, Shirley Ann (Maeder), 74, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, in Omaha
Memorial services: Friday, Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home in Omaha; body was cremated
Memorials: to the family
Born Nov. 8, 1935, in Hays, Kan.
Parents: Harry and Severina (Liekam) Dreiling
Married: to Robert Maeder. He preceded her in death
Married: to Robert Rowlee
Survivors include her husband; father-in-law, Lowell Herrmann of Kearney; daughters, Brenda Heybrock and her husband, Hal, Vicki Brewer and her husband, Joe, and Kristi Johnson and her husband, Jeff; sons, Kreg Maeder and his wife, Tami, Kirk Maeder, Robert Rowlee Jr. and his wife, Maggie, and Scott Rowlee; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Debbie Lewis, Mary Long and her significant other, Warren Applebee, and Norma Shields and her husband, Jesse; and brother, John Dreiling and his wife, Florence
Kearney Hub, 13 July, 2010

SWANSON, Adeline M., 90, of Kearney died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial. Services: Wednesday, First Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Memorials: to the church
Born Aug. 2, 1919, in Axtell
Parents: Sieford and Mabel (Olson) Carlson
Grew up in Axtell, graduated from Axtell High School; lived in Lincoln and worked for Lincoln Telephone Co.
Married: Aug. 30, 1952, to Vernon Swanson in Lincoln. He died in April 2010
Lived in Kearney; assisted her husband who was a district sales manager with JC Robinson Seed Co.
ACtivities: member of First Lutheran Church for more than 57 years; was a Sunday school teacher for many years, was a willing volunteer with many groups at First Lutheran and was quick to send notes of encouragement to people; was a Girl Scout leader; received a lifetime membership to the Emerson School PTA
Survivors include her daughter, Marcia Nelson and her husband, Alan, of Fort Collins, Colo.; granddaughters, Stephanie Nelson of Lebanon, N.H., and Kimberly Nelson of Fort Collins; grandson, Greg Nelson of Fort Collins; sisters, Lorraine Enquist of Holdrege and Gevon Holt of Olsburg, Kan.; sister-in-law, Betty Carlson of Wood River; and a large number of loving nieces and nephews who brought her such joy
Was preceded in death by her husband, and brothers, Marlyn and Burdette
Kearney Hub, 12 July, 2010

TOOMEY, Tofy John Shada, 93, of Lincoln, formerly of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in Lincoln
Services: Monday, Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe
Burial: Arapahoe Cemetery
Born Dec. 1, 1916, in Kearney
Parents: George and Katie (Abood) Shada
His parents were Lebanese immigrants who also had two older children - Sadie and Jimmy; lived in Kearney; George Shada died during the flu pandemic of 1918; Katie married William Toomey, another Lebanese immigrant. They moved to a farmstead in Gosper County north of Arapahoe where six other children were added to the family - Lucille, Margaret, Louise, Dorothy, Darlene and Amen
Married: Jan. 17, 1945, to Marie Esslinger at Norton, Kan. She died Aug. 20, 2004
Farmed briefly at Lexington, then moved to a farm north of Arapahoe; retired from the farm, 1980; then lived in Elwood, Kearney and Lincoln
Activities: had mechanical and welding skills; grew prized tomatoes, watermelon, beans and potatoes; loved his grandchildren
Survivors include his daughters, Lorraine Denny of Seward, Carolyn Eschliman and her husband, Roger, of Lincoln and Jane Toomey of Sargent; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille White of Medford, Ore., Louise Jones of Corona, Calif., Dorothy Vickland of Thornton, Colo., and Darlene Toomey of Denver; and brother, Amen Toomey of Modesto, Calif.
Was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Jimmy; sisters, Sadie Conyers and Margaret Smith; and son-in-law, Robert Denny
Kearney Hub, 9 July, 2010

WOOD, Betty M., 79, of Casper, Wyoming, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, in Casper
Services: none
Mortuary: Newcomer Funeral Home in Casper
Born May 3, 1931, in Kearney, Neb.
Parens: Thomas and Mabel (Macomber) Lewis
Survivors include her sons, Patrick of Casper, Christopher of Carollton, Texas, David of Laurel, Mont., and Daniel of Albany, Ore.; daughters, Tanya Kealer of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Kathy Loop of Albany, Tamara Sandroni of Deltona, Fla., and Karen Wood of Casper; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 11 July, 2010

GILLETTE, Ernest F., 88, of Spokane, Washington, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, in Spokane
Services: Saturday, Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Spokane
Burial: Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane
Mortuary: Heritage in Spokane
Memorials: Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Born Jan. 12, 1922, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: Ernest and Geneva Gillette
In high school, joined the Ham Radio Club and learned Morse code
Military: U.S. Army, 1940-Sept. 5, 1945; served in the Army 414 Signal Corps, was sent to McChord Field, Wash., for recruit training; was stationed in Fort George Wright and Geiger Field in Spokane, San Francisco and Chicago; his unit was moved to Pullman, Wash., and later transferred to Boise, Idaho, for overseas departure on Dec. 20, 1942, was attached to the Night Air Force in Egypt and Libya; unit was moved to England, France and Germany; was stationed in Paris as well as the front lines at Utah Beach in France working on code systems; his unit received two Presidential Citations for swift communications to Washington, D.C., and a commendation from the Belgian Army for courier service
Married: Sept. 13, 1945, to Winifred Baxter in Spokane
Earned bachelor of arts degree in teaching at Eastern Washington University; was a teacher for 29 years at many junior high and high schools in Spokane; worked as an engineer at KXLY for 10 years and was also in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 15 years
Activities: passions were flying airplanes, building his own vintage Maule airplane, building model planes, talking on his Ham Radio (KJ7P) and fixing/rebuilding vintage electronics
Survivors include his wife of 64 years; son, Neil; daughters, Mary Ann and Lynn; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Swezea and Irene Motis, both of California; and nieces, Marilyn Zoulko of California and Joyce Grant-Worley and Lisa Grant, both of Oregon
Was preceded in death by his son, Paul
Kearney Hub, 8 July, 2010

CLABAUGH Betty A., 86, of Kearney died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Prairie View Gardens
Services: Thursday, First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Burial: Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: First United Methodist or Prairie View Gardens
Born Aug. 31, 1923, in St. Paul
Parents: James and Josie (Eret) Bratka
Graduated from Burwell High School in 1941; taught school for four years at Banner School, Midvale School and McIntyre School
Married: June 5, 1946, to married Vernon Clabaugh at Burwell. He died in 1986
Lived in Burwell for three years, Vern was associated with International Harvester Co.; with husband, bought the International Harvester dealership in Kearney, April 1949; owned and operated it for 34 years
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, Circle II and Spice (widowed women) at the church; belonged to two card clubs; volunteered with many organizations
Didn't ever have any children of her own but adopted her nieces and nephews and was very active in their lives; loved to dance, and at the Prairie View Gardens Fourth of July celebration last week, danced for the last time
Survivors include her sister, Gloria Beach of Hildreth; brother, Frank "Bud" Bratka and his wife, Lois, of Burwell; nephews, Tim Rahmann and his wife, Myra, of Gibbon, Steve Bratka of Fort Worth, Texas, and Lex Bratka and his wife, Patti, of Burwell; nieces, Sandy Culler and fiancé Lynn Tacha of Kearney and Connie Benjamin of Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Jean Clabaugh of Kearney, Sarah Clabaugh of McCook and Gladys Ohlman of Kansas; brother-in-law, Jim Clabaugh and his wife, Marilyn, of Burwell; and numerous other nieces and nephews
Kearney Hub, 7 July, 2010

DAVIS, Wyatt Matthew, son of Jeff and Angela (Brown) Davis of rural Gibbon, was born at rest Monday, July 5, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Graveside services: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Survivors include his parents; brother, Jacob of rural Gibbon; sister, Jordan of rural Gibbon; grandparents, Jack and Cleta Brown of Kearney and John and Karen Davis of Ravenna; and great-grandmother, Fran Davis of Wood River
Was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents and his paternal great-grandfather
Kearney Hub, 7 July, 2010

ELSE, Lila Harriet, 94, of Elm Creek died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Wahoo
Memorial services: Saturday, Holcomb Evangelical Free Church north of Holdrege
Burial of cremains: Moses Hill Cemetery in Phelps County
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer in Holdrege
Born Jan. 7, 1916, on a farm northwest of Holdrege in Phelps County
Parents: Charles and Pauline (Larson) Larson
Received her education at Phelps County District 66, also known as Snowball School; was confirmed at Holcomb Evangelical Church in May 1929 under the pastorate of the Rev. John Dahline; attended high school in Loomis, graduated 1934
Married: Feb. 15, 1950, to Delmer Else of Overton
Resided on a farm east of Overton for 18 years; moved to the original family farm south of Elm Creek, spring 1968; moved to Elm Creek, November 1999
Enjoyed gardening, embroidering, making quilts and spending time with family and friends
Survivors include her sons, Rodney Else and his wife, Gaylene, of Brighton, Colo., Dennis Else and his wife, Cheri, of Mead and Lonnie Else and his wife, Stephanie, of Elm Creek; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Paulsen and her husband, John, of Funk; brother-in-law, Raymond Palmer of Holdrege; and other relatives and friends
Was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Carl Larson and his wife, Opal, and Harold Larson and his wife, Elvera; sisters, Verna Palmer and Ruth Anderson and her husband, Elmer; and great-grandchildren, Hayden Lade and Ava Else
Kearney Hub, 7 July, 2010

SNYDER, Dallas M., 90, of Grand Island died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at the Grand Island Veterans Home
Services: Tuesday July 6, 2010, at the Grand Island Veterans Home chapel
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Apfel of Grand Island
Memorials: Shelton American Legion or the Grand Island Veterans Home
Born June 7, 1920, at Shelton
Parents: Frank and Margaret (Henninger) Snyder
Grew up and attended school in Shelton, graduated from Shelton High School
Military: U.S. Army Ranger during World War II
Married: Jan. 10, 1050, to married Alta Neeman
Worked for Union Pacific Railroad and later for Rockwell International, retired in 1982
Activities: member of the Shelton American Legion Post 297 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars; enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; enjoyed the years he spent living at the Veterans Home and the nurses who cared for him; hobbies included collecting clocks, doing ceramics and needlepoint on plastic canvas
Survivors include his son, Ted of Wood River; daughter, Ila Snyder of Kearney; and sister, Bernita Michaelis of Vancouver, Wash.; granddaughters and their husbands, Dawn and Ken Beister of Des Moines, Iowa, and Courtney and Mike Hopkins of Kearney; and great-grandchildren, Hunter Hopkins, Elizabeth Hopkins, Shelbi Hopkins, Laken Beister and Kegan Beister
Was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers, Aldona, Raymond, Earl, Clifford, Donald and Delbert, and sisters, Evelyn Morgan and Ethel Snyder
Kearney Hub, 5 July, 2010

MITCHELL, Cletis L. "Mitch", 66, of Kearney died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney
Burial: Minden Cemetery with military honors
Born July 23, 1943, in Mason City
Parents: C.O. and Margaret (McCullough) Mitchell
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1961
Military: U.S. Air Force
Married: April 25, 1964, to Adele Luhn in Austin, Texas
Farmed around the Kearney area for a number of years
Activities: enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping and farming; especially enjoyed his family and the times they shared together
Survivors include his wife; his mother of Kearney; son, Mike Mitchell of Kearney; daughters, Ginger Gary and Terrie Moreau and her husband, Roland, all of Kearney; sister, Nancy Petersen and her husband, Bill, of Minden; son-in-law, Dallas Gary of Kearney; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Lindholm and her husband, Charles, of Austin; grandchildren, Bob Moreau of Lincoln and Allison Moreau and her son, Draegan, of Tecumseh; and several nephews and cousins
Was preceded in death by his father
Kearney Hub, 4 July, 2010

ZIMMER, Sylvia, 84, of Pleasanton died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, Pleasanton United Methodist Church
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born Dec. 11, 1925, on a farm four miles northwest of Ravenna
Parents: Edward and Dora (Rasmussen) Krichau
Received her grade school education at Dry Creek School District 20; graduated from Ravenna High School in 1943; received Normal Training in high school, taught in rural schools for five years
Married: Aug. 10, 1948, to Dean Zimmer in Kearney. He died May 30, 2001
Lived on a farm northwest of Pleasanton, moved into Pleasanton in 1989; was the custodian at the United Methodist Church in Pleasanton for many years
Activities: was a 50-year member of Pleasanton United Methodist Church
Survivors include her sons, Donald Zimmer and his wife, Marilyn, of Ravenna and Larry Zimmer of Pleasanton; daughters, Marjorie Behrendt and her husband, Bob, of Ravenna and Janet Enck and her husband, Terry, of Grand Island; grandchildren, Sue Bunger and husband, Jeff, Carrie Zimmer and fiancé Dave Hervert, Melanie Zimmer and special friend Stefan Boshoff, Mike Behrendt and wife, Amy, Bobbi Tavenner and husband, Scott, John Behrendt, Danelle Nutt and husband, Josh, Breann Zimmer, Morgan Dean Zimmer, Emily Zimmer and Courtney Borland, Tara Enck and fiancé Michael Witte, and Tamra Nielson and husband, Isaiah; and great-grandchildren, Megan Hunke, Jared Hunke, Lainey Hervert, Aubree Hervert, Brittany Behrendt, Trevin Behrendt, Haley Tavenner, Aarron Tavenner and Lindsey Behrendt
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and her brothers, Bert and James Krichau
Kearney Hub, 2 July, 2010

ARKLE, Melvin Stanley, 90, of Grand Island, formerly of York and Kearney, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Grand Island Veterans Home
Services: Saturday, Williams Funeral Home in Atwood, Kan.
Burial: Atwood Fairview Cemetery
Memorials: Creighton University College of Nursing, Omaha or Swedish Covenant Church, Herndon, KS
Born March 18, 1920, in Ludell, Kan.
Parents: Buford and Helen (Toth) Arkle
Was the oldest of five children all born and raised in Ludell; graduated from Atwood High School
Military: U.S. Navy during World War II, 1941-1945; traveled the world on five different ships
With brother Chuck, worked in New York City for two years
Married: June 12, 1947, to June Bergling. She died in 2004
Lived in Denver, graduated from the American Academy of Watchmakers in 1949 and started a jewelry business in Denver; enjoyed repairing watches, sewing machines and vacuums through the years and could fix about anything; moved back to Goodland, Kan., 1950; moved to York in 1958, co-owned a wholesale farm equipment/elevator business with his brothers, Chuck and Bob Arkle; lived in York more than 42 years. Activities: long-time members of First United Methodist Church, helped others and enjoyed big band dancing; will be remembered for his quick smile and outgoing sense of humor; member of York American Legion Post 19 and York Sertoma Club; enjoyed carpentry, hunting and fishing, and played the harmonica
Survivors include his brother, Bob Arkle and his wife, Jan, of York; daughter, Donna Schroeder and her husband, Larry, of Longmont, Colo.; son, John Arkle and his wife, Christie, of Kearney; and grandchildren, Jill Lyman and husband, Drew of San Diego, Amber Remmich and husband, Adam of Norfolk and Erika, Shawn and Aaron Arkle, all of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Chuck; and sisters, Blanche Gillespie and Bernice Miller
Kearney Hub, 2 July, 2010

HUNT, Betty "Jo", 89, of Kearney, formerly of Cozad, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at her home
Services: Friday, First United Methodist Church in Cozad
Burial: Cozad Cemetery
Mortuary: Berryman in Cozad
Born April 7, 1921, near Shelton
Parents: Herbert and Veda (Cox) Danner
Graduated from Gibbon High School and from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Married: July 17, 1947, to Francis "Fran" Hunt in Lincoln
Lived in Lincoln, Republican City and Sidney, then moved to Cozad; with husband, bought Hart Cleaners and renamed it Hunt Cleaners; had many successful years in the dry-cleaning business; retired and moved to Kearney, June 1989
Activities: past member of First United Methodist Church in Cozad and current member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney; enjoyed participating in church circles, teaching Sunday school and playing in numerous bridge clubs; was especially proud of her family
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Ann Heiman and her husband, Don, of Westminster, Colo., and Judy Cumming of Cozad; son-in-law, Larry Wilhelmi of Grand Island; grandchildren, Dana Pavlik and husband James, Annette Harb and husband Jason, Rebecca Wilhelmi, Sarah Heiman, Kristen Heiman, Zach Heiman, Mike Cumming and wife Jennifer, Holly Rickertsen and husband Curt, David Cumming and wife Tiffany, and Bobby Cumming; and great-grandchildren, Kiara, Kael and Jadyn Pavlik, Caleb, Owen, Emma and Zane Harb, Adah and Boden Cumming, Greta Rickertsen and another due in September
Was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jim Danner; daughter, Mary Lee Wilhelmi; and son-in-law, Bruce Cumming
Kearney Hub, 1 July, 2010

HAGAN, Lloyd O., 83, of Kearney died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, Faith United Methodist Church
Burial: Sumner Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: to the church
Born July 24, 1926, on a farm west of Eddyville
Parents: Miner and Albia (Sullivan) Hagan
Attended rural schools, graduated from Eddyville High School in 1942
Military: drafted into U.S. Army in 1945; took basic training at Camp Fannin in Tyler, Texas; served in Japan with the 43rd Engineer Construction Battalion
Married: May 23, 1948, to Betty Marshall in Eddyville
After discharge, returned to farm and ranch in the Eddyville and Oconto area for more than 40 years; retired to Kearney due to ill health in 1992
Activities: member of the Eddyville United Methodist Church for more than 50 years, then joined Faith United Methodist Church in Kearney; member of the Eddyville Lions Club and served as a board member, the Eddyville American Legion Post, a past member of the Sumner-Eddyville-Miller School Board, Lexington Co-op Oil Co. Board, Dawson County Extension Board and various church organizations; loved his family, his land and his cattle; enjoyed reading and traveling in his spare time
Survivors include his wife; sons, Ronald and his wife, Judy, of Carmel, Ind., and Lynn and his wife, Justy, of Firth; daughters, Janet Dyer and her husband, Bob, of Wayne and Ann Thober and her husband, Don, of Lincoln; grandchildren, Patrick Hagan of San Francisco, Andrew Hagan of London, Craig Dyer and his wife, Chicky, of Heath, Ohio, Casey Dyer and his wife, Jennifer, of St. Louis, Clint Dyer and his wife, Laura, and Ben Thober and his fiancée, Carrie, all of Omaha, Chris Dyer and his wife, Sarah, Sarah Thober and Ryan Hagan, all of Lincoln, Jody Hanson and her husband, Craig, of Silverdale, Wash., and J.D. Gragg and his wife, Sara, of Lubbock, Texas; great-grandchildren, Aidan and Doran Dyer, Ashley, Sydney and Jackson Dyer, Will Dyer, Ashlyn, Samuel and Emily Hanson, Thomas Dyer and Barrett Gragg; brother, Arlan and his wife, Shirley, of Oconto; sister, Ella Marie Lawson of Lexington; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Toby Hagan; and brother-in-law, Clifford Lawson
Kearney Hub, 15 July, 2010
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