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LENGKEEK, Harold Arie, 83, of McColl, North Carolina, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg
Services: Jan. 13 at Eastside Baptist Church in McColl
Burial: Rogers Cemetery in McColl
Mortuary: Rogers Funeral Home in McColl
Born May 22, 1925, in Poole, Neb.
Parents: John and Bernice (Stacey) Lengkeek
Married: Sept. 10, 1950, to Charlene Smith in Kearney, Neb.
Survivors include his wife; son, David of Wailuku, Hawaii; daughter, Susan Grier of McColl; brother, Ray of Kearney; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 19 March, 2009

WIEDERSPAN, Hazel I., 80, of Oshkosh died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh
Born on June 2, 1928
Memorial services: Monday, United Methodist Church in Oshkosh
Burial of cremains: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Holeche Funeral Home & Cremations in Oshkosh
Kearney Hub, 16 March, 2009

ERICKSON, Esther E., 87, of Kearney died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at her home
Services: Tuesday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Riverdale Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: First United Methodist Church or to Press On Ministry
Born Dec. 23, 1921, near St. Paul
Parents: Ralph and Martha (Held) Cunningham
Attended school in Fullerton; worked at an airplane factory in Omaha during World War II
Married: June 16, 1946, to Bryce Erickson in Fullerton
Moved to rural Kearney, farmed there for 52 years, then retired to Kearney in 1998; celebrated 62nd wedding anniversary, 2008
Was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend; was a wonderful cook, seamstress and gardener; made a loving and comfortable home
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church, Open Circle Sunday School Class, Riverdale Ladies Aid, Just a Mile Club, Rebekah Lodge and Kensington Club; served on the Buffalo County Civil Defense Team in 1962
Survivors include her husband; sons, Randy and his wife, Deborah, and Tim and his wife, Kathy, all of Kearney; daughters, Cheryl Noller and her husband, Kirk, and Pam Hinrichs and her husband, Arlyn, all of Kearney, and Susan Stinemetz and her husband, Phillip, of Hill City, Kan.; sister, Arlene Louden of Laguna Beach, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister
Kearney Hub, 23 March, 2009

EWER, Doris J., 90, of Beatrice died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Beatrice Community Hospital
Services: Monday, Pleasanton United Methodist Church
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery
Mortuaries: Fox of Beatrice and Rasmussen of Ravenna
Born April 2, 1918, north of Pleasanton
Parents: William and Anna (Rasmussen) Zimmer
Married: May 14, 1939, to Russell Ewer in Pleasanton. He died June 20, 2008
Survivors include her son, Donald of Beatrice; daughter, Marilyn Brendle of Beatrice; sisters, Mildred Lammers of Pleasanton and Wilma Carmann of Kearney; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 21 March, 2009

RANDOLPH, Richard L., 75, of Kearney died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday, Immanuel-Faith Baptist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Memorials: the church or to Life Choices
Born June 27, 1933, in Oak Grove, Mo.
Parents: L. Lucille Randolph
Grew up in Grain Valley, Mo., graduated from high school there; owned and operated a service station in Grain Valley
Married: Dec. 20, 1959, to L. Jean Wilke in Miami, Okla.
Moved to Colorado, was a manager of Montgomery Ward stores in the Lakewood and Colorado Springs areas; moved to Kearney in 1982 and farmed for Murl and Dorothy Patterson; later was a bus driver for Masters Transportation until his retirement
Activities: member of the church, was active in the bus ministry; loved to fish and time spent with his grandchildren
Survivors include his sons, Richard and his wife, Cheryl, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and Rodney and his wife, Lori, of Kearney; daughters, Kimberly Taylor and her husband, Warren, and Christy Follett, all of Kearney; and grandchildren, Kenneth and Bradley Taylor of Kearney, Brooke, Abby and Emily Randolph and Tanner, Parker and Payten Follett and their father, Chris Follett
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 21 March, 2009

SIMPKINS, Leora Fae, 103, of Gibbon died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Good Samaritan Center in Gibbon
Graveside services: Monday, Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Born May 6, 1905, in Black Rock, Ark.
Parents: Claude and Malissa Kingston
Married: June 16, 1926, to Floyd Simpkins. He died in 1979
Survivors include several cousins and Gibbon-area friends
Kearney Hub, 21 March, 2009

CASH, Teddy E., 66, of Miller died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
No services; body will be cremated
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: to the family
Born Aug. 12, 1942, in Kearney
Parents: Kenneth and Ida (Kersting) Cash
Attended school in Kearney and Oakland, Calif.
Married: May 25, 1979, to Carol Swanson in Kearney
Lived in Kearney and California; resided in Miller for the past 17 years
Worked through the years as a carpenter and a roofer; enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and fishing
Survivors include his wife; sons, Casey and his wife, Brandi, and David, all of Miller; daughters, Terri and her husband, Moises, of Kearney, Stacy and her husband, Noel, of Sumner and Velia of Miller; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Donald Cash and his wife, Linda, and Lloyd Cash and his wife, Magdeline, all of Kearney; sisters, Ruby Ahrens and her husband, Paul, of McCook and Ginger Axtell and her husband, Don, of Odessa
Was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 23 March, 2009

MANFULL, Robert E., 83, of Grand Island died Monday, March 23, 2009, at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island
Services: Wednesday, the Nebraska Veterans Home
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Apfel of Grand Island
Memorials: Nebraska Veterans Home
Born Jan. 31, 1926, in Shelton
Parents: E.J. "Ned" and Katie (Lyon) Manfull
Grew up on a farm southeast of Gibbon, graduated from Gibbon High School in 1943
Military: U.S. Navy, March 8, 1945-Jan. 31, 1946; was honorably discharged
Moved to Washington, worked for Boeing Aircraft; moved back to Kearney in the 1980s; entered the Nebraska Veterans Home in the early 1990s
Was an avid reader
Survivors include his sisters, Barbara Merryman of Kearney and Doris Haney and her husband, Don, of Lubbock, Texas; nephews, William and James Manfull, both of Gibbon, David Manfull of Wood River and Ronald Manfull of Kearney; and nieces, Debra Eickhoff and Kim Reidy, both of Kearney, Jane Shurrush of Nazareth, Israel, and Sue Howard of Lubbock
Was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clifford
Kearney Hub, 24 March, 2009

JOHNSON, Glen, 75, of Kearney died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at his home
Memorial services: Friday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: later
Memorials: 56th Street Baptist Church in Kearney
Born Feb. 8, 1934, in Ohiowa
Parents: Glen and Edna (Clark) Johnson
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; sons, Gary Johnson and his special friend, Kitty, and Todd Johnson and his special friend, Marty; daughters, Gail Buller and her husband, Joel, of Woodbridge, Va., Geri Roman and her husband, Scott, of Longwood, Fla., and Susan Patterson and her husband, Pat, of Krebs, Okla.; brother, Robert "Wimp" Johnson and his wife, Wilma, of Geneva; sister, Florence Schulte of Geneva; sister-in-law, Diane Johnson of Hastings; aunt, Leta Cummings of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Kaycee and April Buller, Blake Johnson, Abby Simcox and family, Brandi Rasmussen, Jessica Mitchell and Nicole Policky; and four great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gene Alan; and brothers, Jim and Ira
Kearney Hub, 26 March, 2009

SNIDER, Lyla M., 84, of York, formerly of Kearney, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at York General Hospital
Services: Thursday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial of cremains: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: the family
Born: Jan. 11, 1925, in Miller
Parents: Glenn and Isabel (Gulick) Stubbs
Grew up in Miller and Kearney
Married: April 17, 1943, to Charles Snider in Gibbon. He preceded her in death
Lived in Kearney; worked for J.A. Baldwin Manufacturing Co. and Eaton Corp.
Activities: member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the American Legion in Kearney; was an avid bowler most of her life; biggest triumph in life was being a loving wife, mother and grandmother; especially enjoyed six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren
Survivors include her sons, Charles Jr. and his wife, Leona, of York and Rod and his wife, Diane, of Kearney; daughter, Vicki Van Pelt and her husband, Steve, of Archer; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Eddie Stubbs and Glenn Stubbs, both of Great Falls, Mont., and Larry Stubbs of Yuma, Ariz.; and sisters, Izora Gallagher of Great Falls and Wava Larson of Lewistown, Mont.
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents, four brothers, three sisters, and friend, Rick Dady
Kearney Hub, 25 March, 2009

FORNEY, Samuel M. "Sam" Jr., 83, of Kearney died Monday, March 23, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Omaha
Services: private
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner in Kearney
Memorials: American Heart Association or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Born May 24, 1925, in Kearney
Parents: Samuel and Emily (Mishler) Forney
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1942
Military: joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, served during World War II
Married: Feb. 4, 1950, to Mildred Skillman in Kearney. She preceded him in death
Worked at the newspapers in Fremont and Hastings for 14 years, then worked at the Kearney Hub for 24 years
Activities: member of First Presbyterian Church
Survivors include his sons, Samuel Forney III of Kearney, Edmund Forney of Lincoln, James Forney of Dixon, Ill., and Steven Forney of Phoenix; daughters, Sandra Ferguson of Elkhart, Kan., Nancy Heng of Greeley, Colo., Margaret Gunther of Lincoln and Peggy Fong of Riverdale; brother, David Forney and his wife, Carolyn, of Kearney; brother-in-law, Dean Beezley of Kearney; 24 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his wife; granddaughter, Leah Hightshoe; sister, Ada Beezley; and brother, Jay Forney
Kearney Hub, 25 March, 2009

GOULD, Delbert B., 82, of Shelton died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at his home
Services: Friday, United Methodist Church in Shelton
Burial: Shelton Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Born March 1, 1927, in Lincoln
Parents: Damon and Esther (Van Sickle) Gould
Married: 1952 to Joy Speidell. They divorced
Married: 2001 to Susanna Garcia
Survivors include his wife; sons, Jeffrey of Bethesda, Md., Greg of Omaha, and Harvey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Gwen Bilslend of Shelton and Jennifer of Omaha; five grandchildren; and his former wife, Joy Speidell of Gibbon
Kearney Hub, 26 March, 2009

WENDT, Kellen Ryan, infant son of Ryan and Jillian (Schaub) Wendt of Pleasanton, was born at rest Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Graveside services: Saturday, Pleasant Valley Cemetery south of Pleasanton
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Survivors include his parents; brother, Mason of Pleasanton; grandparents, Richard and Dianne Wendt of Hazard and Rocky and Mary Schaub of Kearney; and great-grandmothers, Faye Wendt of Hazard, Iris Krotz of Litchfield and Rose Janitscheck of Pleasanton
Kearney Hub, 25 March, 2009

WALTON, Bonnie May, 82, of Kearney, formerly of Holdrege, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege
Burial of cremains: Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege
Memorials: American Cancer Society
Born Feb. 28, 1927, in Furnas County south of Holbrook
Parents: William and Ora (Brouhard) Ryan
Received her primary education through the seventh grade at District 62 in Furnas County; graduated from Wilsonville High School with the class of 1944
Married: Dec. 14, 1944, to Glen Walton in Norton, Kan. He died in 1980
Lived in Holdrege, was employed as a nurses aide at Holdrege Memorial Homes,then worked for Becton-Dickinson, 1968- 1992; moved to Kearney to live with her daughter, 2007
Activities: active with First Baptist Church and the Assembly of God Church, both of Holdrege; member of the Becton-Dickinson Alumni; enjoyed gardening, embroidering and sewing and loved baby-sitting for her family
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Anderson and her husband, Kenneth, of Kearney; sons, Dennis Walton of Holdrege and Micheal Walton of Hastings; grandchildren, Ron Matson of Kearney, Wendy Johnson of Bertrand, Cheri Matson of Hastings and Glen Walton of Loomis; great-grandchildren, Cody, Alexander, Madison and Abby; sister, Maxine Stewart of Ozark, Mo.; brothers, William Ryan Jr. and his wife, Berdena, of Sun City, Ariz., and Danny Ryan and his wife, Diane, of Omaha; brother-in-law, Dennis Bergstrom of Funk; sister-in-law, Nettie Ryan of San Diego; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
as preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Edgar, Donald and Robert Ryan; sister, Murna Bergstrom; and brothers-in-law, Jay Vice and Fred Stewart
Kearney Hub, 26 March, 2009

NELSON, Josephine O., 91, of Kearney died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday, First Christian Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Born July 31, 1917, in Kearney
Parents: Albert and Christina (Nash) Martenson
Grew up in Kearney
Married: 1935, to Floyd Warford in Kearney. He died in 1972
Married: 1989, to Bobbie Nelson in Kearney. He died in 1993
Operated a nursing home and worked for the state of Nebraska as a caregiver in home health care
Activities: member of First Christian Church in Kearney, was active in Circle 3 and CWF
Survivors include her sons, Floyd Warford and his wife, Gigi, and Lloyd Warford and his wife, Lynnda, all of Kearney; daughters, Shirley Smith and her husband, Harry, of Lincoln and Darlene Swartz and her husband, Larry, of Oconto; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ann Martenson; and numerous other relatives
Was preceded in death by her husbands, two stepsons and two brothers
Kearney Hub, 28 March, 2009

PARKER, Lois "Marilyn", 85, of Kearney died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Mount Carmel Keens Memorial Home
Services: Monday, First Presbyterian Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Kearney Jubilee Center
Born July 11, 1923, in Central City
Parents: George and Wilma (Desch) Gregg
Graduated from Central City High School in 1941; moved to Lincoln, worked as a secretary to the governor of Nebraska
Married Dec. 9, 1943, to F. M. "Jack" Parker. He died Jan. 7, 2009
Moved to Kearney in 1947
Activities: member of First Presbyterian Church, long-time member of the church choir; a member of PEO Chapter FN; enjoyed golf, bridge, dining and dancing; was a loving wife and mother
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Cumming and her husband, Dick, and Georgenne Parker, all of Lincoln, and Janet Jerger and her husband, Greg, of Seward; son, Dusty Parker and his wife, Janelle, of Kearney; grandchildren, Lisa Melton, Wendy O'Neill, Brent Clabaugh, Amy Parker, Meg Beucke, Jason Jerger, Gregg Parker, Sarah Jerger and Kevin Jerger; great-grandchildren, Katelynn O'Neill, Jack Melton and Dylan Clabaugh; sister, Georgenne Hall; nephews, Tom Hall, Dave Hall and Craig Fry; and nieces, Marilyn Hall and Deb Bauer
Was preceded in death by her husband
Kearney Hub, 27 March, 2009

LUEHRS, Richard D. "Rick", 53, of Kearney died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
Memorial services: Monday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary chapel
Body was cremated
Memorials: to the family
Born Jan. 9, 1956, in Ogallala
Parents: Norman and Martha (Stark) Luehrs
Moved with his parents to Kearney, attended Zion parochial school, then Kearney High School, graduated in 1974
Was employed at Junkman Recyclin
g Center in Kearney; was an avid environmentalist and a dedicated volunteer at the Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary
Survivors include his mother, Martha "Marty" Luehrs of Kearney; brother, Lonnie of Kearney; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins
Was preceded in death by his father on Sept. 28, 2000, and sister, Sonia Ann, on Aug. 20, 2007
Kearney Hub, 27 March, 2009

HALDIMAN, Norman Lee, 69, of Lincoln, formerly of Kearney, died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at his home
Memorial services: Monday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home
Burial of cremains: Lincoln Memorial Mausoleum
Born Jan. 6, 1940, in Beatrice
Parents: Norman and Fern (McCollum) Haldiman
Married Mary Moes
Survivors include his wife; sons, John of The Woodlands, Texas, and Jason of Sugarland, Texas; daughter, Jacqueline Agnew of Windsor, Colo.; sister, Alice Kuhn; and eight grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 28 March, 2009

LEIBEE, Dan Charles, 73, of Buffalo, Wyoming, died Friday, March 27, 2009, at Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo
Services: Friday, Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo
Burial: Kearney, Neb.
Born Dec. 14, 1935, in Kearney
Parents: Lloyd and Lindsay (Klunder) Leibee
Married: June 5, 1966, to Diana Dunklau in Wayne, Neb.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Jud of Orange County, Calif., and Jeff of Denver; and five grandchildren. Kearney Hub, 28 March, 2009

MUSIL, Arline C., 86, of Gibbon, formerly of Kearney, died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Good Samaritan Center in Gibbon
Services: Wednesday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: Gibbon Fire and Rescue
Born July 10, 1922, in Shelton
Parents: Oscar and Elizabeth (Schieck) Veit
Attended school in Ravenna, graduated from Ravenna High School in 1939, attended Lincoln University; taught school for several years, the first two years were at a school near Ravenna, then two years at Sandhill School and one year at Hazard Grade School
Married Nov. 26, 1946, to F. Paul Musil in Shelton. He preceded her in death
Lived in Gothenburg and Gibbon, worked for Standard Oil and the Nebraska Turkey Growers plant; moved to Kearney in 1976, joined the real estate profession
Activities: volunteered at Rhyme and Reason Day Care, then served as a foster grandparent at Head Start and at Pumpkin Patch Day Care; member of St. James Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary 310 in Gibbon, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 759 in Kearney, Eagles Auxiliary 1722 in Kearney, 8 et 40, Catholic Daughters, and Wives of Submarine Veterans of World War II
Survivors include her son, Rick and his wife, Carolyn, of Kearney; daughter, Paula Slade and her husband, Gary, of Gibbon; eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, one daughter and one grandson
Kearney Hub, 31 March, 2009

TOLLE, Nettie, 82, of Kearney, formerly of Litchfield, died Friday, March 27, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Graveside services: Tuesday, Franklin Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Memorials: St. Luke's Home or the Fort Kearny Red Cross
Born Jan. 4, 1927, in Franklin
Parents: Earl and Frances (Strayer) Hughes
Was educated in Franklin
Married: Rex Lyons. He preceded her in death
Married: Earl Tolle. He preceded her in death
Shared her life with Jiggs Brewer from 1978 until he died in 2003; they owned and operated a café in Litchfield; later she worked at the ordnance plant in Grand Island and Baldwin Filters in Kearney
Activities: enjoyed Husker football and her grandchildren
Survivors include her sons, Ron Tolle and his wife, Belinda, of Kearney, Donald Tolle of Cozad and Earl Lyons and his wife, Marcella, of Garner, N.C.; daughter, Marla Carroll and her husband, Marty, of Lexington, S.C.; stepdaughters, JoAnn Slocum and her husband, Brad, and Vicki Stutzman, all of Litchfield; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Don Hughes of Bloomington and Richard Hughes of Tonganoxie, Kan.; and sisters, Erla Bradshaw of Kearney, Margie Clark of Arizona, Wilma Eddy of Omaha and Kay Kershner of Franklin
Was preceded in death by her husbands, one brother and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 30 March, 2009

WATERS, Ruth Elizabeth, 88, of Kearney died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at her home
Services: Thursday, First Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: American Cancer Society
Born Jan. 3, 1921, in Bushau, Alberta, Canada
Parents: Thurston and Leaf (Rodine) Norman
Graduated from Longfellow High School in Kearney
Married: Jan. 5, 1939, to Henry Thurow. He preceded her in death
Married: Nov. 16, 1969, to John Hird. He preceded her in death
Married: July 18, 1981, to Grover Waters in Kearney
Activities: member of the fraternal order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Shirley Kennedy and her husband, Jerry, of Manvel, Texas, and Sharon Schau and her husband, Allen, of Charter Oak, Iowa; son, Ron Thurow of Hixon, Tenn.; stepson, Harild Waters of Grand Island; stepdaughters, Linda Miller of New Orleans and Tesia Waters of Grand Island; brother, Don Norman and his wife, Marilyn, of Axtell; sisters, Dorothy Nelson and Karen Deterding and her husband, Wayne, all of Kearney, Peggy Ingold and her husband, Floyd, of Wheatland, Wyo., and Marilyn Dannehl and her husband, Hoss, of Riverdale; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild
Was preceded in death by her husbands, parents and a daughter, Sandra Trickey
Kearney Hub, 1 April, 2009

PATSIOS, William D. "Bill", 64, of Kearney died Monday, March 30, 2009, at his home
Services: Wednesday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Born March 14, 1945, in Kearney
Parents: Don and Elvia (Cover) Patsios
Grew up in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School
Military: U.S. Navy, Oct. 28, 1965- Nov. 7, 1969, served during the Vietnam War; was honorably discharged
Worked for various electronics repair businesses; was employed at Fasse Valves at the time of his death
Activities: member of the Buffalo Bowmen Archery Club; enjoyed archery, hunting, sail boating, motor boating and his dog Willie
Survivors include his mother, of Kearney; and brothers, Nick and James, both of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his father and brothers, William and Tony
Kearney Hub, 31 March, 2009

SCHAUB, Robert C., 67, of Grand Island, formerly of Kearney, died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island
Services: Friday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Pleasanton with military honors
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: the family
Born May 12, 1941, in Kearney
Parents: Clarence and Mildred (Foster) Schaub
Grew up in Kearney, attended Kearney Public Schools
Military: U.S. Marine Corps, Feb. 9, 1960-Feb. 8, 1964
Married: Oct. 15, 1977, to Louise Heinz in Kearney
Lived in Kearney, was employed as a truck driver for Yellow Freight, Beeline, Parkway and United Van Lines
Activities: member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the Eagles; enjoyed dancing and spending time with family and friends
Survivors include his brothers, Gary Schaub and his wife, Loesa, and Rocky Schaub and his wife, Mary, all of Kearney; sisters, Lila Axtell of Kearney and Rita Paniecko of Texas; and sister-in-law, Rosemary Schaub of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers
Kearney Hub, 2 April, 2009

McKEAN, William R. "Bill", 79, of Kearney died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Saturday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: David City Cemetery with military honors
Memorials: American Cancer Society
Born Dec. 1, 1929, in David City
Parents: Elroy and Marian (Rominger) McKean
Grew up in David City and Kearney; graduated from Kearney High School, attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Married: 1950 to Marilyn McIntire in Kearney. She preceded him in death
Military: U.S. Air Force Dec. 29, 1951-Dec. 9, 1955; served during the Korean War
Lived in Kearney, was employed by Kearney Plumbing and Heating and the University of Nebraska at Kearney; enjoyed hunting, golf and all sports
Survivors include his son, Michael of Kearney; daughters, Diane Warren, Patti Streit and Kelli Schuster, all of Kearney; grandchildren, Nicole Schuster, Luke Schuster, Regan Schuster, Connor Streit and Jordan Streit; and sister, Joan Woodruff
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents and an infant brother, Richard
Kearney Hub, 3 April, 2009

MILLER, Wilma A., 53, of Kearney died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Mount Carmel Keens Memorial Home
Services: Monday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: Arcadia Cemetery
Memorials: American Cancer Society
Born Nov. 8, 1955, in Sargent
Parents: Alvin and Rozena (Carl) Hughes
Grew up in Sargent
Married: Nov. 23, 1977, to Larry Miller in Kearney
Lived in Kearney, was employed by St. John's Good Samaritan Center; had also lived in Loup City, Cole Camp, Mo., Bolivar, Mo., and Hildreth; was employed at Wal-Mart
Activities: enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family and grandchildren
Survivors include her husband; sons, Dan Miller and his wife, Trina, and James Miller, all of Kearney; grandchildren, Christina, Hunter and Natalia; brothers, Bill Slagle of Dannebrog and Jasper Slagle of Arkansas; and sisters, Twila Danielson of Hildreth and Lila Day of Worms
Was preceded in death by her parents
Kearney Hub, 6 April, 2009

MITCHELL, Claribelle, 88, of Gibbon, formerly of Kearney, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Gibbon Good Samaritan Center
Services: Monday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: to the family to be designated later
Born Dec. 24, 1920, in Lexington
Parents: Ora and Marie (Draper) Welliver
Grew up and attended school in Lexington
Married: March 21, 1940, to Chester Mitchell in Elwood. He died in 1992
Lived in Lexington, Hastings and McCook; moved to Kearney in 1953
Retired after working 40 years at Grandpa's Steakhouse
Activities: enjoyed sewing, crafts and making jewelry
Survivors include her sons, Bob Mitchell and his wife, Sheryl, of Gibbon and Jerry Mitchell and his wife, Deb, of Kearney; daughter, Kathryn Muehlencamp and her husband, Hank, of North Platte; brother, Jack Welliver and his wife, Wanda, of Omaha; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and one brother
Kearney Hub, 6 April, 2009

CHRISTENSEN, Leonard "Chris", 72, of Sun City Center, Arizona, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, in Sun City Center
Graveside services: Tuesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver
Mortury: Sun City Center Funeral Home
Born Jan. 21, 1937, in Minden, Neb.
Parents: Stanley and Martha (Ebert) Christensen
Graduated from Longfellow High School in Kearney in 1954; first job was as a Kearney Hub newspaper carrier
Military: enlisted in U.S. Air Force in 1955
Survivors include his son, Jeff of the Denver area; daughters, Debbie Caine and Michele Ross, both of the Denver area; brothers, Arley of North Platte, Neb., and Gerald of Lincoln, Neb.; sisters, Beverly Hasbrouck of Kearney, Neb., and Norma Evans and Connie Tabor, both of Loveland, Colo.; and 11 grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wayne
Kearney Hub, 6 April, 2009

McKEAN, Jesse DeLaBarre
Mrs. McKean, Mother of Draft Board Secretary, Dies
Jesse DeLaBarre McKean ... was born near Kearney, Nebraska, and was from a pioneer family of Kearney. Her grandfather, Colonel Talbot, was the first commanding officer at Fort Cook, NE, and her mother, Mrs. Lucy Talbot, Was the first white child born at Fort Cook
St. Joseph, Missouri, News Press, 31 January 1972

BARKELOO, Dorothy L., 65, of 2215 West A, died Friday at her home
Services: Monday, First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Burial: North Platte Cemetery
Memorials: American Cancer Society
Mortuary:Carpenter Memorial Chapel
Born March 27, 1923, at Kearney
Parents: John and Gertrude DeLaBarre Fitch
Moved to North Platte as a young girl, graduated from North Platte High School with the class of 1940
Married July 21, 1943 to Vernon E. Barkeloo
Was employed for 30 years by Sears
Activities: member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school, was a member of the church circle; volunteered for the Red Cross; member of the American Legion Auxiliary, BPO Does Drove 109 and FOE Club; was an avid bowler
Survivors include her husband, Vernon of North Platte; a son, Byron of Mitchell; four brothers, Tom Fitch of North Platte, Ted Fitch and Richard Fitch both of Southern California and Lt. Gen. Alva R. Fitch of Virginia; and a grandson
Was preceded in death by a son, Terry on July 6, 1982
Telegraph, North Platte, Nebraska, Saturday, March 25, 1989

FITCH, Thomas William, 80, of North Platte, Neb. died Friday, April 7, 1995 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte
Born Dec. 6, 1914 at Miller, Neb.
Parents: John Albert and Gertrude Zella DeLaBarre Fitch
Moved with his family to Scottsbluff, Neb., 1919, then to Kearney, Neb. in 1921; graduated from Kearney high school in 1932; attended Kearney State Teachers College for one year and the University of Hawaii for one year while in the Army
Military: U.S. Army, June 1934-July 1936; was a special investigator in the Provost Marshal's Office, Hawaii department,
After discharge, moved to North Platte, was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a trainman
Married: March 24, 1940 to Martha Virgene "Gene" Lewis at Kearney
Was promoted by UP in 1943 and in 1944 terminated; went to Chandler Air Force Base in Arizona as a civilian employee; worked there 91 days, then went to San Diego, Calif., and worked for Convair Aircraft; worked for the Navy at China Lake as assistant director of motion pictures, 1950; spent two years working in Hollywood, Calif. at Technicolor as a film technician
Owned a restaurant at Norwalk, Calif., for four years; moved to Hawaii, 1957, with brother Ted owned a bar; with brother E.R. worked for a parts service house until 1963; moved to Pomona, Calif., became a real estate broker, owning All Cities Realty; retired, 1979; moved to North Platte, 1986
Activities; member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and Platte Valley Lodge No. 32 AF&AM, had served as secretary; was a Past Master of Pomona Lodge No. 246 in 1977; Past High Priest of Euphrates Chapter No. 13 of the Royal Arch Masons in North Platte; Past Illustrious Master of Sabud Council No. 6 in North Platte; past commander of Palestine Commandry No. 15 Knights Templar in North Platte; Knight York Cross of Honor, Sir Galahad Priority No. 7; Tehama Shrine Temple of Hastings, Neb.; North Platte Shrine Club and Eagles Aerie No. 2839
Survivors include two sons, Tom Jr. and wife Maryann of Upland, Calif., and Charles and wife Janice of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Eugene Richard "Dick" and wife Agnes of Montclair, Calif.; and three grandchildren, LeAnne Fitch, Christopher Fitch, and Suzi and husband Jason Thomas
Was preceded in death by his wife, Gene, in March 1994; three brothers, Lt Gen. Alva R. Fitch, Ted R. Fitch and Leon Lewis Fitch; and a sister, Dorothy Barkeloo
Telegraph, North Platte, Nebraska, Apr. 1995

FITCH, Theron R., 85, Fillmore, California, died Thursday, at a Santa Paula Convalescent hospital, following a brief illness
Memorials: Santa Paula Memorial Hospital, Santa Paula, Calif.
Mortuary: Ted Mayr, Ventura
Born November 6 1908, in Amherst, Neb.
Was a six year (Ventura) county resident, coming from Temecula
Was a photographer for over 30 years
Activities: member of Masonic Lodge 246 of Pomona, Calif., and former member of the Lions Club of Temecula; was a avid golfer and, when able, would golf three times a week
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Pat and Doug Guenther of Ventura; son and daughter-in-law Sanford T. and Margaret Fitch of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; brothers Eugene R. Fitch of Montclair, Calif. and Thomas W. Fitch of North Platte, Neb.; grandsons Campbell Fitch of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Craig Fitch of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Gavin Fitch of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Warren Guenther and David Guenther, both of Ventura and two great-grandchildren
Unknown newspaper, November 1993

FITCH, John Albert, 78, 3221 West Fourteenth, North Platte, died at 11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 1957, in a local hospital following a heart attack while he was downtown
Services: Wednesday, First Christian Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Adams Funeral Home
Was a retired carman for the Union Pacific Railroad; had made his home in this (North Platte) community for the past 22 years
Activities: member of the Eagles Lodge, Loyal Star Auxiliary of Carmen and Old-timers Club
Survivors include his widow, Mabel; fours sons, Brig. Gen. Alva R. Fitch in Frankfurt, Germany; Theron S. and Richard E., both of Honolulu; William Thomas of Norwalk, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Lee Barkeloo of North Platte; three step - children, Mrs. Betty Uebel and Russell Masters, North Platte; Evert L. Masters, U.S. Army; and 12 grandchildren
Telegraph, North Platte, Nebraska, March 1957

FITCH, Gertrude Zella, 62, died at 12:20 p.m. today in her home at 2102 West Third street, North Platte
Mortuary: Adams Funeral Home
Born May 23, 1884, in Kearney
Had been a resident of this community for 12 years
Survivors include her husband, John A. Fitch, North Platte; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Barkaloo, North Platte; fours sons, Lt. Col Alva R. Fitch, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Theron, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Richard, in the armed forces in Honolulu, Hawaii; and Tom, of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Lee A. DeLaBarre, of Seal Beach, Calif. A son, Leon, preceded her in death
Telegraph, North Platte, Nebraska, March 29, 1947

HELLRIEGEL, Dolores I., 82, of Elm Creek died Monday, April 6, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, Immaculate Conception Church in Elm Creek
Burial: Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Elm Creek
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney and Elm Creek
Memorials: to the church
Born July 8, 1927, in Elm Creek
Parents: Phillip and Eleanor (Plischke) Weaver
Grew up in Elm Creek, graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1944
Married Feb. 4, 1948, to Don Hellriegel in Elm Creek. He died Feb. 10, 2006
Retired in 1985 from Agri Co-op after 12 years as a bookkeeper
Activities: member of Immaculate Conception Church, Altar Society and the DOES; with husband sponsored the Elm Creek High School senior sneak trips; enjoyed her great-granddaughters, visiting friends and playing cards
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Hellriegel of Elm Creek; son, Bill and his wife, Pat, of Elm Creek; grandsons, Eric Hellriegel and his wife, Jaime, of Kearney and Ryan Hellriegel and his wife, Pat, of Elm Creek; granddaughter, Stacy Hellriegel of Kearney; and great-granddaughters, Ava Hellriegel and Madison Hellriegel
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Francis and Donald Weaver; and sister, Eleanor Adams
Kearney Hub, 7 April, 2009

TOURNEY, Verna, 72, of Shelton, formerly of Minden, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at her home
Graveside service: Wednesday, Minden Cemetery
Mortuary: Layton-Craig in Minden Born Aug. 26, 1936, in Reamsville, Kan.
Parents: John and Nellie (Pentecost) Wilson
Married: July 26, 1952, to Wayne Tourney. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her sons, Michael of Shelton and Steven of Kearney; daughter, Brenda Hughes of Alliance; brothers, Duane Wilson, John Wilson and Dennis Wilson, all of Cozad; sister, Jo Sawyer of Oregon; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 7 April, 2009

WHITACRE, Donald D. "Don", 76, of Kearney died Monday, April 6, 2009, at his home
Services: Friday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Memorials: Eastern Star Children's Home in Fremont or First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Born Dec. 14, 1932, in Kearney
Parents: Harlan and Esther (Hicks) Whitacre
Father died when Donald was 6 months old, was raised by his mother and stepfather, Ferris Boyd
Graduated from University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis in 1951; worked for the REA
Military: U.S. Army, 1953-1955, veteran of the Korean War
Married: May 22, 1955, to Doris Bryant in Curtis
Graduated from Kearney State College in 1958, received his master's degree in education in 1964
Taught industrial arts at Kearney High School, 1958-1970; was also an insurance agent and later established Whitacre and Associates Insurance Agency
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney and the Together Sunday school class; member of Kearney American Legion Post 52, Golden K Kiwanis Club and Royal Rovers camping club, and member and past president of the Cosmopolitan Club, Rob Morris Masonic Lodge 46 AF&AM, Tehama Temple Shrine, Fort Kearney Shrine Club, and Nebraska Investment Finance Association; past board member of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce; past president of the Nebraska Drivers Education Association and of the Central Nebraska Life Underwriters Association; was Scoutmaster of Troop 136 Boy Scouts; was active in the Buffalo County Republican Party
Survivors include his wife; sons, Bruce Whitacre of New York, W. Kent Whitacre and his wife, Joann, of Bellevue and Mark Whitacre and his wife, Renae, of Kearney; and grandchildren, Sami and Adam Whitacre of Kearney
Kearney Hub, 8 April, 2009

KRAUS, Beverly J. "Bev", 72, of Kearney died Friday, April 3, 2009, in Kearney
Services: St. James Catholic Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: toward lighting the Harmon Park tennis courts
Born Feb. 2, 1937, in Sargent
Parents: Edward and Marie (Linaberry) Beranek
Grew up in Sargent, graduated from Sargent High School
Married: Sept. 1, 1957, to Steve Kraus in Sargent
Graduated from Kearney State College with a teaching degree, later obtained a master's degree
Taught business at Overton Public Schools, taught at Lexington High School; then taught 25 years at Kearney High School; at KHS, was also volleyball coach, director of adult education and director of vocational education; during the summers, worked for Park and Recreation, flagged for aerial spraying and began preparing for the upcoming school year
Activities: enjoyed time with family and friends, traveling; member of St. James Catholic Church in Kearney and Alpha Delta Kappa, Kearney Education Association and Nebraska State Education Association; past board member of St. John's Nursing Home
Survivors include her daughter, Patti Nordhues and her husband, Bob, of Kearney and grandchildren Jeff and his wife, Teegan, Sarah and Greg; son, David Kraus and his wife, Katie, of Tulsa, Okla., and grandchildren Jeff, Layne and Hilary; daughter, Terri Meier and her husband, Frank, of Elm Creek and grandchildren Foster and Dalton; sister, Betty McClung of Asheville, N.C.; and nephews, Sean and his wife, Marioly, and family and Shane and his wife, Eileen
Was preceded in death by her parents
Kearney Hub, 8 April, 2009

HASKILL, Marvin L., 80, of Elm Creek died Monday, April 6, 2009, at Annie Jeffrey Hospital in Osceola
Services: Friday, First Christian Church in Overton
Burial: Overton Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann Chapel in Elm Creek
Memorials: the church
Born June 6, 1928
Parents: Earl and Stella (Becker) Haskill
Married: Delma Mansir. She died July 12, 2005
Military: U.S. Army during the Korean War
Farmed most of his life in the Overton and Elm Creek area
Survivors include his son, Marvin "Mike" and his wife, Jill, of Elm Creek; daughter, Karen Hazzard and her husband, Gary, of Elm Creek; grandchildren, Jami (Haskill) Engelhardt, her husband, William, and their children Tryston and Triniti, Erin (Haskill) Bear and her husband, Ryan, Jeff Hazzard, his wife, Lisa, and their children Elijah, Noah and Isaiah, Marci (Hazzard) Keim and her children Shayla and Saige, and Abby (Hazzard) Erickson, her husband, Chris, and their children Carter, Ryann and Blake
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents, five sisters, one brother and one great-grandson, William LeRoy Engelhardt
Kearney Hub, 9 April, 2009

NICKMAN, Jean, 80, of Pleasanton died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Monday, St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pleasanton
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born Feb. 21, 1929, in Dubuque, Iowa
Parents: Donald and Vera LeVan
Married Gerald Nickmanm whom she met while working at the Grand Island Veterans Affairs Hospital
Survivors include her husband of 53 years; sons, Kirk Nickman and his wife, Pam, of Bloomington, Minn., Craig Nickman of Pleasanton and Gene Nickman and his wife, Beth, of Lincoln; daughters, Debra Craig and her husband, Les, and Dana Hong and her husband, Josh, all of Houston; 18 grandchildren; and brothers, Donald Keith LeVan and his wife, Joan, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Ken LeVan and his wife, Mary, of Dallas
Kearney Hub, 9 April, 2009

JOHNSON, Ellen E., 82, of Kearney died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Saturday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: First United Methodist Church or the donor's choice
Born Feb. 23, 1927, in Lexington
Parents: John and Anna (Matzke) Dallas
Was an only child; grew up on the farm, attended the rural school in the neighborhood, graduated from Lexington High School; attended Hastings College, received a bachelor's degree with emphasis on education and home economics
Married: June 24, 1948, to Franklin Johnson of Newark, whom she had met in college. He preceded her in death
Taught school in Valentine, returned to the Newark community, farmed and resided there; was homemake, mother and helpmate to her husband
Activities: attended worship services regularly, was actively involved in the educational and women's programs; was involved in 4-H and extension programs; enjoyed neighborhood groups; had been a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital for 25 years
Survivors include her daughters, Anna Beth Strand and her husband, Gerald, Kathleen Nielsen and her husband, Tom, Martha Johnson and Laura Shroyer; grandchildren, Elizabeth Strand, Matthew Strand and his wife, Dawn, Andrew Strand, Theresa Strand, John Strand and his wife, Amy, John Shroyer and Ellen Shroyer; and great-grandchildren, William Strand, Emma Strand and Alaina Strand
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, John; and son-in-law, Barry Shroyer
Kearney Hub, 10 April, 2009

FEESE, Glenn R., 50, of Norfolk, formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, in Norfolk
Memorial services: April 16, St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Inurnment: St. Luke's Columbarium
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Trinity Episcopal Church in Norfolk and the Norfolk Rescue Mission
Born Jan. 5, 1959, in Washington, Pa.
Parents: Gerald and Elizabeth "Beth" (Struble) Feese
Attended Kearney High School and received his GED; graduated from Teen Challenge Bible Institute in Sunbury, Pa.
Married: Jan. 2, 1982, to Helen Kowzic in Mansfield, Mass.
Survivors include his parents of Kearney; brother, David Feese and special friend Kathy Parker of Kearney; sister, Connie Moon and her husband, Richard, of Beatrice; his wife of East Wareham, Mass.; three nephews; and one niece
Had lived in Norfolk the last two years working as a wholesale meat processor for Henningson Foods
Activities: active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Norfolk, the teen challenge movement and Norfolk Rescue Mission
Kearney Hub, 13 April, 2009

RICKERSON, Beverley A., 72, of Kearney died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
No services; body will be cremated
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Born April 24, 1936, in Marysville, Kan.
Parents: Charles and Opal (Novotny) Brucker
Graduated from Lexington High School, was a graduate of licensed practical nurse school; worked as a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital
Married: 1955, to Harry Franks. They divorced
Survivors include her mother, of Lexington; daughters, Vickie Cochran of Lexington and Nancy Gowlovech and her husband, Mike, of Bel Aire, Kan.; sons, Loren Dean Franks and Bradley Franks, both of Kearney; stepdaughter, Dee Neal of Thedford; and four grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 13 April, 2009

AUSTIN, Ardis W., 93, of Kearney died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Mother Hull Home
Services: April 17, First Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Memorials: the church or to the Otto C. Olsen Scholarship Fund at the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Born March 23, 1916, in Wauneta
Parents: Otto and Lydia (Wetterburg) Olsen
Moved with her parents to Kearney in 1918
Attended A.O. Thomas School, but during her senior year, attended Kearney High School; graduated from Kearney State College in 1936
Married: 1944, to Edward Stuckey. He died in 1957
With first husband, lived on a farm near Funk
Married 1974, to E. Wilson Austin. He died in 1987
Taught school in Naponee, Loomis, Clarkson and Eustis; received her master's degree from Kearney State College in 1966; retired from teaching, moved to Kearney; moved to Cambridge Court in 1996
Activities: life member of First Lutheran Church and the Ruth Circle
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Linnea Olsen of Lincoln; stepsons, Rodney Austin of Omaha and Greg Austin and his wife Gay of Grand Island; stepdaughter-in-law, Irene Austin of Bellevue; stepdaughter, Clarice Kreps of Illinois; nephews, Bernard Olsen of West Lafayette, Ind., Charles Olsen of Lincoln and Eugene Osborn of Morrison, Ill.; stepnephew, Keith Austin; four grandnephews; 12 stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; stepmother, Alice Olsen; brother, Leland Olsen; stepson, Stanley Austin; stepnephew, Wilbur Austin; and stepdaughter-in-law, Marie Austin
Kearney Hub, 15 April, 2009
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