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MUMMA, Charles E. "Chuck", 74, of Kearney died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, Calvary Lutheran Church in Grand Island
Burial: Nelson Cemetery with military honors
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: to the church
Born June 10, 1935, near Nelson
Parents: Ralph and Esther (Althouse) Mumma
Attended a rural Nuckolls County school and Nelson Public School, graduated in 1953; graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1960 with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture.; belonged to Alpha Zeta honor society and Ag Men fraternity; did graduate work at UNL and in Fort Hays, Kan.
Married: June 29, 1958, to Jeanette Genung in Nelson
Military: U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957; served in Germany as a radar specialist, was discharged from the Army on Dec. 31, 1963, after serving another six years in the inactive reserve
Worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, in Loup City, Seward, Alma, Holdrege, Trenton, Mo., Springfield, Mo., Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Bismarck, N.D.; retired Dec. 1, 1990, after 35 years of government service; then moved to Grand Island and established Chuck's Country Market (vegetable farm); sold the farm and moved to Kearney in 2006
Activities: was active in 4-H and FFA as a youth; was active in many civic and professional organizations, including Jaycees in Seward and Alma, Toastmasters, Elks Lodges in Trenton, Bismarck and Grand Island, Soil and Water Conservation Society of America, Organization of Professional Employees of the Department of Agriculture, Optimist Club, UNL alumni association, American Legion Post 53, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1345, Eagles Lodge 378 in Grand Island and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees; served on many church councils, sang in church choirs and helped coordinate the reconstruction of Calvary Lutheran Church in 1993
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Nita Deyo and her husband, Kim, of Kearney; grandsons, Keith Deyo of Elm Creek and Jarad Deyo of Kearney; granddaughter-in-law, Wendy Deyo of Kearney; great-granddaughters, Haley and McKenzie Deyo of Elm Creek; brothers, Merle Mumma of Loranger, La., and Ray Mumma and his wife, Kathryn, of Camarillo, Calif.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gayle Johnson and his wife, Gwen, of Davenport, Russ Genung and his wife, Donna, of Deshler and Gene Genung and his wife, Donnis, of Superior; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends
Was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Evelyn Snyder and her husband, Ray; and sister-in-law, Lila Mumma
Kearney Hub, 17 November, 2009

TOLLEFSEN, Opal, 91, of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Chicago
Services: Friday, First Presbyterian Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl in Kearney
Memorials: First Presbyterian Church or the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney
Born Aug. 8, 1918, in Minden, Neb.
Parents: Hans and Minnie (Nielsen) Meyer
Graduated from Minden High School
Married: Sept. 22, 1946, to Wilmer Tollefsen at Fredricksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden. He preceded her in death
Worked at Kearney Public Library as a children's librarian; also volunteered at the Museum of Nebraska Art and the Buffalo County Historical Society; was an active member at First Presbyterian Church in Kearney
Survivors include her son, Douglas Tollefsen and his wife, Sherida, of St. Louis; daughter, Patricia Beecher of Naperville; grandsons, Benjamin Tollefsen and his wife, Caroline Beckett, of St. Louis and Mark Tollefsen of Cincinnati; granddaughters, Susan Beecher of Denver and Kathryn Beecher of Aurora; and brother, John Meyer of Broken Bow, Neb.
Was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Urban and Carl; and sisters, Nera, Hilma, Luella and Ruth
Kearney Hub, 19 November, 2009

BRICH, Diane Veronica, 47, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha
Services: Friday, Holy Name Catholic Church in Omaha
Mortuary: John A. Gentleman in Omaha
Memorials: Holy Name School or the family
Born Oct. 16, 1962, in Kearney
Parents: Dan and Marguerite (Pinard) Worthing
Married: Jerome Brich. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Emily and Chloe; son, Benjamin; her parents; parents-in-law, Donna and Jim Brich; brothers, Chris Worthing and his wife, Wendy, Joseph Worthing and his wife, Christine, Tom Worthing and his wife, Mary, and Bill Worthing and his wife, Melissa; sister, Jeannine Adler and her husband, Jim; and nieces, nephews, countless friends and loved ones who have supported the family
Kearney Hub, 19 November, 2009

LACEY, Donald D., 84, of Holdrege, formerly of the Shelton area, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege
Services: Saturday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Memorials: Holdrege Memorial Homes
Born March 31, 1925, south of Shelton
Parents: Walter and Hattie (Williams) Lacey
Farmed the family farm, then he moved to Omaha, 1976; worked as a security guard with the state of Nebraska; retired and moved to Holdrege; for the last five years was a resident at Holdrege Memorial Homes
Activities: enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, writing poetry, drawing and woodcarving; especially enjoyed watching ducks, geese, cranes and deer
Survivors include his sister, Lorene Johnson and her husband, Harold, of Holdrege; sisters-in-law, Gladys Aldridge of Grand Island and Reva Lacey of Council Bluffs, Iowa; brother-in-law, William Cowle of Princeton, Minn.; nieces and nephews, Nancy Hansen and her husband, Andy, Robert Aldridge and his wife, Gayle, Kenneth Aldridge and his wife, Vicki, Michael Aldridge and his wife, Sherie, Kathy Babcock, Kevin Aldridge and his wife, Sheri, Larry Johnson and his wife, Patti, Debra Tarbox, Terry Lacey and his wife, Wendy, Lisa Cozad and her husband, Cary, Joleen Leuthard and her husband, Carl, Jim Cowle and his wife, Shirley, Lynn Stokke, Jay Stokke and his wife, Marilyn, Greg Stokke and his wife, Tammy, and Deanna Moser and her husband, Randy; and many extended family and friends
Was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert Aldridge and Walter Lacey; sisters, Louise Cowle and Lucile Stokke; and niece, Rebecca Opfer
Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2009

LEWIS, Ruth E., 92, of Shelton died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society in Gibbon
Services: Saturday, Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Apfel in Wood River
Memorials: the family
Born March 31, 1917, in Axtell
Parents: Guy and Anna (Rassmusen) Stienike
Grew up in the Shelton area, received her education in Lexington, graduated from Lexington High School in 1935
Married: Aug. 11, 1940, to Walter Lewis in Minden. He died Dec. 15, 1991
Lived in Shelton
Activities: member of Shelton United Methodist Church, Stars of Sharon Extension Club and United Methodist Woman and taught Sunday school; enjoyed sewing, her flowers, yard work, reading, playing cards, and visiting with family and friends
Survivors include her sons, Jim Lewis and his wife, Cathi, of Shelton, Dwayne Lewis and his wife, Betty, of Gretna and Darrell Lewis and his wife, Nancy, of Detroit; daughter, Colleen Spidell and her husband, John, of Yuma, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Virgil Stienike of Cozad and Elmer Stienike and his wife, Lois, of Grand Island; and sister, Irene Sorenson and her husband, Jim, of Fort Worth, Texas
Was preceded in death by her husband; one grandson; her parents; brother, Alexander Stienike; sister, Viola Lindley; and two infant brothers
Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2009

RODRIGUEZ, Charlie, 79, of Stockton, Calif., formerly of Shelton, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at Good Samaritan Home in Wood River
Services: Monday at Templo Betel Assembly of God Church in Gibbon
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon with military honors
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl in Kearney
Memorials to be designated later
Born June 16, 1930, in Lowell
Parents: Henry and Trinidad (Buso) Rodriguez
Grew up north of Shelton and attended country school in the area
Military: U.S. Marine Corps, 1951-1953, veteran of the Korean War
Moved to Woodland, Calif., in the late 1960s, worked construction and did woodworking, moved to Kearney earlier this month
Survivors include his brothers, Paul Rodriguez and his wife, Vera, of Stockton, Don Rodriguez and his wife, Vicki, and Frank Rodriguez and his wife, Barb, all of Shelton, Pete Rodriguez and his wife, Sherrie, of Kearney and Henry Rodriguez and his wife, Karen, and Manuel Rodriguez, all of Grand Island; and sisters, Lori Rodriguez of Kearney, Beatrice Bevelheimer and her husband, Don, of Omaha, Esther Cadena and her husband, Oscar, of San Antonio, Sally Fideler of Coulterville, Calif., and Arlene Munoz and her husband, Russ, of Santa Clara, Calif.
Was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 23 November, 2009

ROGERS, Inez Lorraine, 92, of Apache Junction, Arizona, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, in Apache Junction
Burial: Shelton (Neb.) Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson in Gibbon/Shelton, Neb.
Was born Sept. 10, 1917, at Elm Island south of Gibbon
Parents: Russel and Dorothy (Hines) Lippencott
Married: April 11, 1938, to Paul Rogers. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her son, Lynn of Queen Creek; sisters, Marvel Miller of Hesperia, Calif., and Bernadine Karmazin of Grand Island, Neb.; two grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren. Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2009

PSOTA, Milan "Mike", 78, of Ravenna died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Tuesday, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born June 8, 1931, in Sherman County
Parents: Rudolph and Albie (Kostal) Psota
Attended elementary school in Sherman County and graduated from Ravenna High School
Military: U.S. Army, Aug. 26, 1952-Aug. 12, 1954
Married: Nov. 5, 1954, to Barbara Vavra in Greeley, Colo.
Lived on a farm northwest of Ravenna
Survivors include his wife; sons, Kirk Psota and his wife, Janet, of Lexington, Kent Psota and his wife, DeAnn, of Kearney and Kevin Psota and his wife, Brandy, of Ravenna; daughters, Karla Stueben and her husband, Terry, of Boelus and Karen Gascoigne and her husband, Greg, of Callaway; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by daughter, Kristine Schneider on March 5, 2000, and brother, Clarence Psota on June 5, 2004
Kearney Hub, 23 November, 2009

COONS, Ira J., 92, of Kearney died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at Mother Hull Home
Memorial services with military honors: later at Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Fort Riley, Kan.
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: Mother Hull Home in Kearney or the Hero Flights fund
Born Feb. 8, 1917, in Hymer, Kan.
Parents: Ira and Myrtle (Kirkman) Coons. Grew up in Chase County, Kan.; graduated from the National Trade School in Automotive Mechanics in Kansas City, Mo.
Military: U.S. Army, Feb. 28, 1942-Nov. 30, 1945 during World War II
Married: Feb. 2, 1946, to Marjorie Wilson in Eureka, Kan. She died in May 1991
Lived in El Dorado and Wichita, Kan., worked as a mechanic; also lived in Peabody, Kan., for 35 years, worked as an oilfield pumper
Activities: was an avid reader, gardener and camper; bred white shorthorns in association with Kansas State University; took the most pride in his small herd of longhorns
Survivors include his son, Michael and his wife, Elaine, of Cedar Falls, Iowa; daughters, Patricia Davis and her husband, Stephen, of Kearney and Kathleen Wicker and her husband, Steven, of Byhalia, Miss.; sister, Mildred Barker of Abilene, Texas; grandchildren, Luke and Robert Slocombe, Michael and Jeffrey Coons, Abigail Kloberdanz and her husband, Dave, Molly Volding and her husband, Ben, Christopher, Steven Jr. and David Wicker, and Matthew Davis and special friend, Rosalind Lann; and five great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers, Dale, Carl and Verl; and sisters, Josephine and Eula Mae Ashbrook
Kearney Hub, 24 November, 2009

ARMSTRONG, Margaret M., 85, of Kearney died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial
Services: Friday, St. John's Catholic Church in Stapleton
Burial: St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Stapleton
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: Mount Carmel Home, care of the family
Born Jan. 22, 1924, near Sidney
Parents: James and Josephine (Lacy) Mohatt
Was the oldest of four children who lived past infancy; attended rural Nebraska schools, including one taught by her aunt; completed her high school education at St. Patrick's Academy in Sidney and then attended Chadron State Teachers' College for one year; began teaching in rural Nebraska schools, including one that her mother and aunt had previously taught at
Married: April 5, 1945, to William "Bill" Armstrong of Peetz, Colo. He preceded her in death
Lived in Cape Cod, Mass., while husband was in the U.S. Army, then moved back to Nebraska, taught country school; then moved to a farm eight miles north and three miles east of Platner, Colo.
Assisted husband with farming and raising livestock; purchased and remodeled a home near Otis, Colo., continued to farm and raise livestock; retired to Stapleton in 1979
Activities: was involved with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Akron and St. John's Church in Stapleton; supported and attended school activities in Otis, where her children attended school, and in Stapleton; member of organizations that included Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary, Altar and Rosary Society, Banner Mothers and the Elder Council at Mount Carmel; loved children, reading, music, nature, playing cards, performing skits, sewing and quilting, plays, and being with her friends in Colorado and Nebraska
Survivors include her sons, Michael Armstrong of Paxton, Robert Armstrong and his wife, Sherry, of Akron, Colo., Bernard Armstrong and his wife, Judy, of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Joseph Armstrong and his wife, Sandy, of Grand Island; daughters, Julia Dickens and her husband, Sam, of Brush, Colo., Monica Chapman and her husband, Bruce, of Upland and Beth Kollars and her husband, Trevon, of Oklahoma City; sisters, Kathleen Fehringer of Chappell and Patricia Fehringer of Scottsbluff; brother, James Mohatt of York, Pa..; sisters-in-law, Marrian Hennings and her husband, Lawrence, of Kimball, Patricia Davis of Sidney and Dorothy Armstrong of Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, James Armstrong, Lucille Reed, Sarah Armstrong, Lisa and Robert Eakins, Michael Armstrong, Aaron Armstrong, Adam Armstrong, Jessica and Bruce Wagner, Nick Chapman and Maggie Chapman; and great-grandchildren, Caitlin Armstrong, William Armstrong, Jeãn Eckert, Alexander Deschenes, Clayton Armstrong, Lilly Dyer, Dominique Kollars, Tristan Kollars, Portia Kollars and Delphina Kollars
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister-in-law, Bev Mohatt; brothers-in-law, Walter and Jerry Fehringer, Leo Armstrong and Wayne Davis; and granddaughter, Lori Armstrong
Kearney Hub, 25 November, 2009

EGENBERGER, Michelle, 39, of Elm Creek, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Memorial services: Wednesday, First Baptist Church in Kearney
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: scholarship fund for Michelle's children
Born Feb. 18, 1970, in Minden
Parents: Thomas and Valerie (Bunger) Hogeland
Grew up in Hildreth, graduated from Hildreth High School in 1988; attended Kearney State College
Married: Feb. 14, 1996, to Matthew Egenberger in Estes Park, Colo.
Lived in Elm Creek; worked the past 10 years as a telemetry technician and secretary for Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Activities: member of First Baptist Church in Kearney; pastimes included time spent with her children, scrapbooking, shopping and tailgating at Husker football games
Fought a courageous battle with breast cancer
Survivors include her husband; son, Blake of Elm Creek; daughter, Baylee of Elm Creek; stepdaughter, Chelsea Gancze of Cheyenne, Wyo.; her parents of Hildreth; sisters, Carol Kohl and her husband, Ben, of York and Amy Kreft, her husband, Terry, and their children, Trustin and Alyssa, of Claflin, Kan.; grandmothers, Irene Hogeland and Norma Bunger, both of Minden; mother-in-law, Sheila Egenberger of Johnson Lake; and brother-in-law, Mike Egenberger, his wife, Janet, and their children, Abbey and Riley, of Omaha
Was preceded in death by her infant brother, Michael; grandfathers, Arnold Hogeland and Alvin Bunger; and father-in-law, Bill Egenberger
Kearney Hub, 24 November, 2009

NOLDA, Herbert E., 89, of Ravenna died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the Grand Island Veterans Home
Services: Wednesday, United Methodist Church in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna
Memorials: to the church
Born May 19, 1920, in Lincoln
Parents: George and Louise (Grass) Nolda
Was educated in Lincoln, graduated from Ravenna High School in 1938
Military: U.S. Coast Guard, April 14, 1942-Dec. 14, 1945, during World War II
Married: May 29, 1948, to Virginia Pesek in Grand Island. She died June 19, 2006
Lived in Ravenna; worked as a brakeman/conductor for the Burlington Northern railroad for 36 years; also raised sheep, cattle and ponies for his kids
Activities: built two miniature steam locomotives and enjoyed running them at various meets; member of the United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5820 and the National Landing Craft Infantry Association
Survivors include his son, Stephen Nolda of Ravenna; daughters, Valerie Vierk of Ravenna and Cathy Stocker and her husband, Vaughn, of Damiansville, Ill.; grandson, Edward Vierk and his wife, Frauke, of Lincoln; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
Was preceded in death by his wife and brothers, Wilbur "Curly" and Virgil
Kearney Hub, 24 November, 2009

KENNEY, Jay P., 46, of Manhattan, Kan., formerly of Amherst, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, as the result of an automobile accident in rural Clay County near Sutton
Memorial services: Saturday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: later
Memorials: to a college fund for his children
Born Aug. 3, 1963, in Kearney
Parents: Michael "Mick" and Dorothy (Axmann) Kenney
Was a 1981 graduate of Amherst High School; received his business degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Married: May 29, 1987, to Penelope Foster in Kearney
Recently, with a partner, became involved with the Clay County News newspaper in Sutton; was very excited about a new business venture
Activities: was an avid sports fan; played football and basketball in high school and pitched baseball for both the Kearney Midget and Junior Legion baseball programs; was an assistant coach for the American Legion program after his eligibility was up; more recently, was involved in coaching Little League football and baseball in Manhattan; enjoyed watching his sons in their athletic events
Survivors include his wife; sons, Kevin and Calvin Kenney and Bryon Alvarez, all of Manhattan, and John Alvarez of Topeka, Kan.; parents, Mick of Las Vegas and Dorothy of Ainsworth; sister, Teresa Borer of Atkinson; brother, Kyle of Columbus; grandsons, Corbin Alvarez of Manhattan and Austin Alvarez of Topeka; stepbrother, Derek Ott of Kearney; stepsister, Melissa Ott of Kearney; father- and mother-in-law, Bill and Deloris Foster of Gibbon; and countless friends and relatives
Was preceded in death by his grandparents
Kearney Hub, 25 November, 2009

COCHRAN, Gwendolyn L. "Gwen", 96, of Ord, formerly of Kearney, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Valley View Living Center in Ord
Services: Saturday, Ord Evangelical Free Church
Burial: Ord City Cemetery
Mortuary: Ord Memorial Chapel
Kearney Hub, 27 November, 2009

FRAZIER, Cynthia "Ann", 82, of Wood River, formerly of Cozad, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Wood River
Memorial services: Monday, All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island
Burial of cremains: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: AseraCare Hospice
Born June 28, 1927, in Salina, Kan.
Parents: Ralph and Cynthia (Easterling) Moore
Was raised and educated in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School in 1945
Married: Jan. 10, 1947, to James Frazier in Kearney
Lived for a brief time in Denver and Scottsbluff, then in Cozad; with husband, owned and operated Frazier's Jewelry; lived at Country House in Grand Island and then the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Wood River
Activities: member of Parkview United Methodist Church; encouraged her children in Boy Scouts of America, Brownies, 4-H and other activities; enjoyed working with others in genealogy; enjoyed sewing, decorating and collecting antiques
Survivors include her husband of 60 years; daughter, Becket "Becky" Junker and her husband, Bob, of Grand Island; daughter-in-law, Julie Clinch Frazier of Bellevue; grandchildren Mathew Frazier and his wife, Megan, of Nolanville, Texas, Christina Frazier Prince and her husband, Jeff, Brad Junker and his wife, Staci, and Katie Junker Edic and her husband, Shane, all of Lincoln, and Dave Junker and his wife, Carrie, of Omaha; and great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Ty Junker of Omaha, Addison Edic and Brady Junker, both of Lincoln, and Madelyn Frazier of Nolanville
Was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and son, James Brian Frazier
Kearney Hub, 27 November, 2009

WHALEY, Sandra K., 60, of Kearney died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Born July 14, 1949, in Kearney
Parents: DeWitt "Dee" and Willa (Brisbin) Whaley
Lived in Kearney all her life
Battled many health problems from age 18 to her death; worked for J.A. Baldwin Manufacturing Co. for 25 years, retired due to health
Activities: taught Bible class for 4- and 5-year-olds for many years at the Church of Christ; enjoyed her family and friends
Survivors include her mother of Kearney; brothers, Kenneth of Kearney and Tim of Iowa; nieces, Heather, Christina, Ashley and Mikayla; grandnieces, Grace, Sophia and Addison; and grandnephews, William and Andrew
Was preceded in death by her father and grandparents
Kearney Hub, 30 November, 2009

WERTHWEIN, Beth Ella, 85, of Oceanside, California, died Wednesday, Nov. 25. 2009, at a private care home in Oceanside
No services
Burial: Nov. 30, 2009, El Camino Memorial Cemetery in San Diego
Mortuary: El Cajon
Born July 16, 1924, northeast of Kearney, Neb.
Parents: Walter and Ida (Krebs) Howe
Married: Oct. 23, 1948, to George Werthwein of Burlington, Ill., in Kearney
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Barbara Mellon of Magalia; brother, Loren Howe of Amarillo, Texas; sister, Lona May Lowell of Kearney; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson
Was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister
Kearney Hub, 2 December, 2009

JACOBS, Robert Wayne "Bob", 84, of Gibbon died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney as the result of a stroke
Services: Monday, Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell with military honors
Mortuary: Apfel of Wood River
Memorials: the Kearney SPCA or the Shelton or Gibbon Volunteer Fire Departments
Born Aug. 3, 1925, in Kearney
Parents: Roy and Erna (Schauer) Jacobs
Attended school at District 37, graduated from Shelton High School in 1942
Military: U.S. Army during World War II, was stationed in France and Italy; then spent a year in Germany working with German prisoners of war and acting as a driver for Army officers
Married: 1952, to Norma Miller
Lived on a farm north of Shelton, later moved to what became Bob's home, a farm north of Gibbon
Was a fireman at the Grand Island Ordnance Plant for many years, also farmed, raising corn, soybeans, alfalfa and popcorn, had sheep, cattle and pigs as livestock
Activities: was active in the Shelton Legion as post adjutant general for many years
Survivors include his daughter, Trudy of Sacramento, Calif.; brother, Jim Jacobs of Gibbon; one nephew; two nieces; grandchildren, Sarah Jacobs-Luttrell of California and Taylor, Tia and Tiffanie Jacobs of Missouri; special friends and neighbors, Mike and Cricket Bell; and many friends
Was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister and his son, Michael
Kearney Hub, 2 December, 2009

SALCHOW, Penny L., 68, of Kearney died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial
Services: Friday, First Christian Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Memorials: Alzheimer's unit at Mount Carmel
Born March 11, 1941, in Kearney
Parents: Bob and Leota (Hunt) Parker
Grew up in Kearney, was a 1958 graduate of Kearney High School
Married: August 1964, to Carl Salchow in Kearney
Lived in many cities as a Navy wife; worked for many years at the Kearney Holiday Inn as a housekeeper
Activities: member of the church
Survivors include her ex-husband, Carl of Grand Island; daughter, Shelby Whetstine and her husband, Jason, of Bertrand; and grandchildren, Connor Salchow and Holly and Chandler Whetstine
Was preceded in death by her parents. Kearney Hub, 3 December, 2009

ELDER, James D., 53, of Kearney died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at his home
Memorial services: Friday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Memorials: college fund for his children
Born Feb. 3, 1956, in Rushville
Parents: Max and Maxine (Denton) Elder
Lived in Clinton, attended school in Gordon; was a 1974 graduate of Gordon High School; received an associate degree as a radiologic technologist from Clarkson College in Omaha in 1993
Married: July 21, 1984, to Marcia Moran in Gordon
Lived in Gordon, moved to Sheldon, Iowa, in 1990 and to Kearney in 2001
Was employed by Good Samaritan Hospital for eight years
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church; was an avid sports fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf; enjoyed watching his children in activities, and being outdoors working in the garden, yard and around the house
Survivors include his wife; son, Eric of Kearney; daughter, Haley of Kearney; his mother of Clinton; sisters, Janet Zuver and her husband, Leland, of LaBolt, S.D., Karen Dike and Sheryl Matthes and her husband, Rick, all of Lincoln, and Loretta Brewer and her husband, Rex, of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; brother, Paul "Bo" and his wife, Renee, of Blue Ridge, Texas; and mother-in-law, Donna Moran of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his father, Max, and brother, Leroy Shuster
Kearney Hub, 3 December, 2009

CARPENTER, Janice Marie "Jan", 69, of Lincoln, formerly of Kearney, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in her home after a two-year battle with cancer
Services: Monday, First Evangelical Free Church in Lincoln
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials:o Tabitha Hospice in Lincoln
Born Dec. 8, 1939, in Las Animas, Colo.
Parents: Woodrow and Mable Williams
Graduated from Eads (Colo.) High School; attended the University of Colorado Boulder and St. Mary Corwin School of Nursing in Pueblo, Colo.
Married: April 22, 1960, to Kenneth Carpenter in Haswell, Colo.
Moved to Nebraska in 1967; was owner and operator of Hammer Motel in Kearney and many rental properties
Enjoyed traveling; also wintered several years in Hawaii
Survivors include her husband; son, Gary Carpenter; daughter, Arlene Chancellor; grandsons, Drew and Cole Chancellor; brother, Lester Williams and his wife, Claudette; sister, Judy Ellsworth and her husband, Arnie; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her parents, Woody and Mable Williams
Kearney Hub, 7 December, 2009

ELLIS, Kenneth W., 72, of McCook died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Memorial services: Tuesday, Evangelical Free Church in McCook
Burial of cremains: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Carpenter Breland of McCook
Memorials may be given in his name
Born May 21, 1937, in Cambridge
Parents: Orville and Pearl (Roberts) Ellis
Married Carolyn Lorance
Was a pioneer orthopedic surgeon in Kearney for 26½ years; established Kearney Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic in 1973; joined Dr. Richard Slovek in McCook, 1995, and practiced medicine another 13 years;was employed by Womack U.S. Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., February through September 2009
Survivors include his wife of 50 years; sons, Bradley and his wife, Kelly, and Jeffrey and his wife, Sonya; daughter, Brenda Nelson and her husband, Dick; grandchildren, Philip and Eva; brother, Paul; and various cousins, nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dale
Kearney Hub, 7 December, 2009

NIEDT, Bernard D., 66, of Kearney died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday, First Church of God
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: Jimmy V. Foundation or to the family
Born June 19, 1943, in Kearney
Parents: Leo and Alice (Christensen) Niedt
Attended high school in Austin; worked for many years in Texas with the city of Austin
Married: Dec. 22, 1972, to Marcene Niedt in Austin, Texas
Activities: was a fan of NASCAR; enjoyed his time spent with family; member of Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin and also of First Church of God in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; son, Kevin Niedt and his wife, Denise, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and sisters, Rhonda Larson and her husband, Eric, and Rita Rodriguez and her husband, Jerry, all of Kearney, and Connie Hensley and her husband, Carey, of Bloomington, Ill.
Was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Karen Hill
Kearney Hub, 7 December, 2009

MARTIN, Margaret Francis "Tancie", 101, of Kearney died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, First Presbyterian Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: First Presbyterian Church or Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice
Born July 27, 1908, in Taylorville, Ill.
Grew up in Taylorville, graduated from Taylorville High School in 1926; attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. , the Sorbonne in Paris, and the University of Grenoble
Married 1931 to David T. Martin of Kearney. He was a Republican congressman, 1961-1975, and preceded her in death, May 15, 1997.
Raised her children and took leadership roles in various community activities, including the First Presbyterian Church in Kearney, neighborhood civic association, local historical efforts, the P.E.O. and The Colonial Dames; moved to Washington, D.C.; returned to Nebraska after husband's retirement in 1974
She died after a brief illness and had been in declining health for the past year
Survivors include her son, David K. Martin of Arlington, Va.; daughter, Patricia Maloney of Kensington, Conn.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild
Was preceded in death by her youngest son, John L. Martin of Washington, in 1986
Kearney Hub, 8 December, 2009

BRISBIN, Gordon L., 67, of Kearney died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Mother Hull Home
Memorial services: Wednesday, Faith United Methodist Church, military honors
Body was donated to the Nebraska Anatomical Board
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Memorial: will be established
Born Jan. 6, 1942, in Kearney
Parents: George and Dorothy (Cline) Brisbin
Attended school at Zion Lutheran Parochial School in Kearney
Military: joined the Marines, was stationed in Okinawa, Japan
Married: Sept. 10, 1961, to married Dorothy Sutton in Covina, Calif.
In California, worked at a service station; moved for a time to Montana, returned to Kearney in the late 1960s; worked for Lewis Feedlot, then managed One Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaners in downtown Kearney; later worked for Marshall Engines, then started his own small engine repair in his garage, Gordon's Repair, moved it later to south Central Avenue
Activities: enjoyed watching college football, especially Husker football; in California, loved the horse races at Santa Anita Racetrack
Survivors include his son, Greg and his wife, Laurie, of Kearney; daughter, Kathy Garrelts and her husband, Patrick, of Kearney; grandchildren, Zachery, Matthew and Nathan Brisbin and Kyle, Jacob and Joshua Garrelts, all of Kearney, and Lindsi, Ashley and Alesha Simpkins of Oregon; and three great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sheri Simpkins; and sister, Leona Miller
Kearney Hub, 8 December, 2009

SHIELDS, Ronald D., 80, of Gibbon died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Gibbon Good Samaritan Center
Services: Friday, Faith United Church in Gibbon
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials will be established
Born July 24, 1929, in Gibbon
Parents: John and Beryl (Thomas) Shields
Grew up and attended school in Gibbon
Married: June 14,1949, to Patricia Cosner in Las Vegas, N.M.
Farmed all of his life in the Gibbon area
Activities: member of the church; was an avid hunter and gun collector
Survivors include his wife; sons, Doran, Alan and Lynn, all of Gibbon; daughter, Janis Husted and husband, Kevin, of Bartlesville, Okla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Was preceded in death by his parents and one sister
Kearney Hub, 9 December, 2009

BARTH, Sharon A., 66, of Kearney died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, First Baptist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: First Baptist Church in Kearney
Born April 4, 1943, in Fort Collins, Colo.
Was raised by Jim and Margaret (Bolt) Davis
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1961
Married: Feb. 4, 1962 to Ken Barth at Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney. Was a manager at Kaufmann-Wernert Department Store for 25 years; also worked as the promotions coordinator at Wal-Mart in Kearney for 19 years
Activities: member of the First Baptist Church in Kearney, sang in the church choir and was active in the Christian Women's Club; enjoyed being active in the lives of her children and grandchildren
Survivors include her husband; sons, Gary Barth and his wife, Jenny of Kearney, Scott Barth of Shawnee, Kan., Steve Barth of New York, N.Y., and Jim Barth and his wife, Sheila, of Carson City, Nev.; daughter, Tammy Luther and her husband, Brian, of Overbrook, Kan.; sisters, Barb Goings of Omaha and Rita Tremblay and her husband, Jon, of Carrollton, Texas; stepmother, Lois Davis of Silsbee, Texas; stepsister, Joy Valleau and her husband, David, of Silsbee; and eight grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her parents and a sister
Kearney Hub, 9 December, 2009

BERKHEIMER, Lewis G., 98, of Willows, California, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Windsor Chico Creek Care Rehab Center in Chico
Services were Thursday, F.D. Sweet and Son Mortuary in Willows
Burial: Willows Cemetery
Born Oct. 6, 1911, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: William and Etta (Whistler) Berkheimer
Married: Lola Ward. She died in 1990
Had been a resident of Willows since 1934; was a dairy farmer for 72 years
Survivors include his son, Ivan of Sacramento, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and nephew, Merrill Berkheimer of Hazard, Neb.
Was preceded in death by his wife, and daughter, Lila Billington in 1971
Kearney Hub, 8 December, 2009

HURYTA, Gordon E., 55, of McCook died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, in McCook
Memorial services: Saturday, Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna
Born July 18, 1954, in Sherman County
Parents: Edward and Alexandria (Bartunek) Huryta
Was educated in Ravenna, graduated from Ravenna High School in 1972. Married: Oct. 6, 1987, married Bonnelyn Pesek in Lake Tahoe, Nev. She preceded him in death
Worked as an engineer for Burlington Northern Railroad for 27 years; lived in McCook. Activities: loved Husker football and his Ravenna High School football memories
Survivors include his mother of Ravenna; son, Elliott Huryta of McCook; brother, Lynn Huryta and his wife, Faye, of Ravenna; sister, Cheryl Vogt and her husband, Ron, of Ravenna; nieces and their husbands, Pam and Kendall Bruce of Kearney and Kila and Tim Turek of Wood River; and nephews and their wives, Kevin and Kathy Vogt of Boelus, Troy and Tricia Vogt of Ravenna and Jason Vogt and Hannah McNeil-Vogt of Tennessee
Was preceded in death by his wife, father and a brother, Marvin
Kearney Hub, 8 December, 2009

RICHTER, Harold, 85, of Spring Valley, California, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, in El Cajon
Memorial services: Saturday in Spring Valley
Mortuary: San Diego Cremation Service
Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Kearney
Parents: Frank and Otilla Richter
Military: U.S. Navy in World War II
Married: Nov. 1, 1958, to Billie Rhodes in La Mesa, Calif.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Ron and his wife, Mary Lou, and Mark and his wife, Angela, and their three children, all of Spring Valley; and sisters, Edith Grantham of California, Frances Behn of Kearney and Wauneta Kouba of Omaha, Neb.
Kearney Hub, 8 December, 2009

SCHLICHTING, Marjorie M. "Marj", 89, of Kearney died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center
Services: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services
Born March 8, 1920, in Fort Collins, Colo.
Parents: Fred and Gertrude (Collins) Marsh
Graduated from Fort Collins High School, then attended Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Denver and received her registered nurse degree; Married: Nov. 23, 1947, to A. Barton "Bart" Schlichting at Central Presbyterian Church in Denver
Worked as an RN in Denver; Spokane, Wash.; Dubuque, Iowa; and Fort Collins, Wray and Greeley, Colo.; retired in 1985
Moved to Kearney in 1997
Activities: members of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; son, Darrell of Loudon, N.H.; daughter, Gaye Schlichting of Kearney; and granddaughters, Erika Damon of Hollis, N.H., and Alyssa Watson of Providence, R.I.
Was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister
Kearney Hub, 10 December, 2009 and 4 January, 2010

MATTHEWS, Frank Arnold, Jr., 79, of Kearney died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Kearney
Burial of cremains: St. Mark's United Methodist Church Memorial Gardens in Tucson, Ariz.
Mortuary: O'Brien Straatmann, Kearney
Born June 23, 1930, in Arkansas
Parents: Frank Sr. and Elsie (Crawford) Matthews
Grew up in Texas and Louisiana, received his education at MacMurray College in Abilene, Texas; received his divinity degree at Garrett Theological Seminary, a master's degree at Northern Arizona University and a doctorate at the University of New Mexico
Married: June 30, 1953, to Ruth Farrer in Albuquerque, N.M.
Lived in several states, was a minister in the United Methodist Church; also lived in Flagstaff, Ariz., and was a professor at Northern Arizona University
Activities: member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church; enjoyed collecting coins, stamps and antique paper ephemera
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Judith Rozema and her husband, David, of Kearney and Nancy Burch of Tucson; brothers, Noel Matthews of Northglenn, Colo., and Jon Matthews of Newington, Conn.; and grandchildren, Steven and Laura Rozema
Was preceded in death by his parents, one infant brother and brother, Paul
Kearney Hub, 16 December, 2009

COE, Kathleen L., 79, of Omaha died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, in Omaha
Memorial services: Thursday, Haven's Chapel north of Kearney
Mortuary: Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel in Omaha
Born July 14, 1930, in Kearney
Parents: Ora and Nancy (Clark) Kegley
Survivors include her daughters, Connie Bogue and Linda Walker and her husband, Gary; grandson, Andrew Bogue and his wife, Laura; and brothers, Keith, Glenn, Marvin, Ronald and Gary Kegley
Was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harvey Kegley
Kearney Hub, 16 December, 2009

HOLMES, Virgil F., 94, of Elm Creek died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at his home southeast of Elm Creek
Services: Saturday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: Elm Creek Fire Board
Born Nov. 29, 1915, near Overton
Parents: Fred and Emma (Benson) Holmes
Was the third of three children; attended rural school in Dawson County; in his teens made his choice to serve Jesus until the end of his life
Married: Dec. 12, 1936, to Thelma A. Snow in Kearney. She died July 8, 2009
Moved to a farm south and east of Elm Creek in 1941, retired from there in 1980
Activities: member of the Nondenominational church
Survivors include his sons, Dwain and his wife, Triny, of Port El Triunfo, El Salvador, C.A., Donivan and his wife, Alice, of Elm Creek and Larry and his wife, Deb, of Papillion; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother and one sister
Kearney Hub, 17 December, 2009

CATLIN, Laura F., 95, of Kearney, formerly of Gibbon, died today, Dec. 16, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, Faith United Church in Gibbon
Burial: Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Memorials: the church, Gibbon Emergency Unit or Gibbon Library Fund
Born Oct. 25, 1914, in the Gibbon area
Parents: Harry and Vera (Morris) DeBrie
Grew up at Gibbon, attended rural school District 18, graduated from Gibbon High School in 1934
Married: May 5, 1934, to Harley Catlin in Minden. He died in 1991
Lived on a farm north of Gibbon, and farmed in the Buckeye Valley area; moved into Gibbon in 1957
Was a homemaker and mother, also worked at the Gibbon Cafe and Baldwin Filters in Kearney
Activities: member of Faith United Church, Faithful Rebekah Lodge 89 and Homebuilders Club, all of Gibbon
Survivors include her sons, Ron and his wife, Rojane, of Kearney, Jim and his wife, Darlene, of Gibbon and Kenneth of Lincoln; daughters, Lois Benson and her husband, Bill, of Kearney and Linda Johnson and her husband, Curt, of Minden; sisters, Violet Hanson and Veda Robinson, both of Kearney; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband; infant daughter, Donna; and two great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 17 December, 2009

PRICE, Bryan R., 73, of Kearney died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial: Chappell Cemetery, Chappell, Nebraska
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: to be designated later
Born Feb. 20, 1936, in Brown Valley in Custer County near Callaway
Parents: Bryan Sr. and Julia (Pitkin) Price
Graduated from Callaway High School in 1953
Military: U.S. Air Force, was stationed in Rantoul, Ill., and Spokane, Wash.; worked as an airplane mechanic on B-52 bombers
Married: Feb. 23, 1957, to Linda Steele in Chappell
Moved to Callaway where he farmed; moved to Chappell, ran a plumbing and electrical business; lived in Hildreth, worked as a city manager; lived in Fullerton, worked at Lindsay Manufacturing as a technician for center pivots; moved to Kearney in 2009
Activities: member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Fullerton and attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney; enjoyed woodworking, rebuilding furniture, tinkering in the garage, reading and Bible study; enjoyed spending time with family
Survivors include his wife; son, Mitch Price and his wife, Kerry, of Wood River; daughters, Tammy Price-Fowlkes and her husband, Tim, of Kearney, Leha Bennett and her husband, Mark, of Blair and Jenifer Goldenstein of Hastings; sisters, Mary Lane of Lincoln and Annabelle Zoerb and her husband, Bill, of Callaway; grandchildren, Mike, Josh and Jeremy Price, Malena, Deric and Shelbi Goldenstein, Brittany Wulf, Andy Harris, Fred Grogan, Sheena Grogan, Nate and Susie Bennett, Nick and Erin Bennett, Matt Bennett, Kim and Steve Wood and Kevin Fowlkes; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends
Was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bonnie Schuman
Kearney Hub, 17 December, 2009

VACEK, Erma, 92, of Ravenna died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at Seneca Sunrise in Ravenna
Services: Saturday, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ravenna
Burial: St. Wenceslaus Cemetery south of Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Memorials: Our Lady of Lourdes Church or AseraCare Hospice
Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Buffalo County
Parents: Charles and Martha (Roelle) Kirschner
Attended Prairie Bell School, graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1935
Married: May 2, 1938, to George Vacek in Pleasanton. He preceded her in death
Lived on a farm south of Ravenna; retired to Ravenna in 1975
Activities: member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and the Altar Society
Survivors include her sons, Larry Vacek of Wilmington, N.C., and Dick Vacek and his wife, Jo, of Ravenna; daughter, Margaret "Meg" Graham and her husband, Gary, of Grand Island; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and sister, Esther Fiedler
Was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter
Kearney Hub, 17 December, 2009

WILD, Becky Kay, 61, of Lincoln died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at her home
Services: Friday, First Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln
Burial of cremains: Lincoln Memorial Park
Mortuary: Lincoln Memorial
Memorials: Bright Lights, CenterPointe, Child Guidance, LPS Foundation or YWCA
Born Aug. 26, 1948, in Kearney
Parents: Rollo and Audrey (Pratt) Wild
Married Gene Oglesby
Was a retired Lincoln Public Schools director of Student Services; received her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; had received many awards and recognition for her work involving child advocacy
Activities: served on several boards and was active within her community; loved spending time with her family and friends and traveling
Survivors include her husband; son, Corbin Lambert and his wife, Heather Reeson-Lambert, of Lincoln; daughter, Mimi and her husband, Brian Potter, of Lincoln; stepchildren, Michelle Winklepleck, Molly Payzant, John Oglesby and Lara Stewart; mother, Audrey Hendrickson of Kearney; brother, Jeff Wild and his wife, Jean; sisters, Lori Wild, Colleen Abels and Cassie Smith and her husband, Dave; grandchildren, Chase and Lucy Potter and Maddox and Graham Lambert; stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews
Was preceded in death by her father, Rollo Wild
Kearney Hub, 17 December, 2009
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