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BLAKELEY, Bartlett LaRoy "Bart", 90, of Holdrege died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Holdrege Memorial Homes
Memorial services: Wednesday, Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Holdrege
Burial: Fridhem Cemetery at Funk, military honors
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer in Holdrege
Memorials: Back to the Bible in Lincoln or to the donor's choice
Born Feb. 25, 1920, in Kearney
Parents: Roy and Mary Jane (Bell) Blakeley
Received his education from Kearney Public Schools, graduated from Longfellow High School at Kearney with the class of 1938; attended Kearney State Teachers College; moved to Excelsior Springs, Mo., in 1940
Married: March 20, 1942, to Ardyce Epping of Funk in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Attended the University of Illinois; University of Texas at Austin, while in the military; and Central Technical Institute in Kansas City, Mo., after retiring from the military
Military: entered active military service on Oct. 8, 1940; served in the European Theater during World War II; served two overseas assignments in the Pacific after WWII, in Korea and Japan; also served three years, April 1959 to April 1962, in France and Germany; was awarded 15 commendations and decorations during his military service
Earned an associate in science degree in electronic engineering, was employed by Bell Telephone Western Electric (now Lucent Technologies) in Kansas City as an electronic engineer for the manufacture of semiconductors; retired in 1985 after 20 years with the company
Was baptized as an infant in 1920 at the United Brethren Church in Kearney, and in 1979 was rebaptized in the river Jordan in Israel
Had wide and varied interests; was a leader in Junior Achievers of America, active in his church and was a counselor for the Billy Graham Crusade; was licensed by CAA (now FAA) as a licensed aircraft and engine mechanic and instructor, also had an FCC First Class Radio Phone license and an Advanced Amateur Radio Operator's license; member of the Kearney Symphony Orchestra; was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers, a lifetime member of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International and a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America; after retiring, devoted much time to writing biblical manuscripts of which three were copyrighted and published; member of Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Holdrege
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Marini Blakeley of Holdrege; sisters-in-law, Blanche Rose of Holdrege and Luella Epping of Funk; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Was preceded in death by his infant son, parents and an infant brother, Clinton Ross Blakeley
Kearney Hub, 22 November, 2010

BORZEKOFSKI, Vicki Sue (Haecker), 63, of Kearney died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, Peace Lutheran Church in rural Plymouth
Burial: Peace Lutheran Cemetery at Plymouth
Mortuary: Harman-Wright in Plymouth
Memorials: Lung Association
Born June 21, 1947, in Beatrice
Graduated from Plymouth High School
Parents: Alvin and Elsie (Vorderstrasse) Haecker
Married: Gary Borzekofski
Worked as a hairdresser for 22-plus years in Crete and Central City, then worked six years at Baldwin Filters in Kearney
Activities: enjoyed family, grandkids and great-grandchildren and time with friends; loved flowers, gardening and housework; was a 4-H leader
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Angela Barnett and her special friend, Brian Wiedel, of Pleasant Dale; grandchildren, Aaron Klein and her husband, Chad, Micki Clark and Zachary Borzekofski and Joshua Borzekofski, all of Lincoln, Nicholas Clark of Florida and KayCee Pomajzl of Wilber; great-grandchildren, Kaden Klein and Hannah Clark; sister, Donna Jean Jones and her husband, Kenny, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sisters-in-law, Vicki Haecker of Plymouth and Janice Harris of Fairbury
Was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jerry; and sister, Betty
Kearney Hub, 26 November, 2010

BUSCH, Maurice L., 71, Kearney, died Thursday July 27, 2000, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Monday, First United Methodist Chuch, Kearney
Burial: Prarie Center Cemetery, Haven's Chapel
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Haven's Chapel United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Chuch, or Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Fund
Born: Jan 28, 1929, Pleasanton
Parents: August E and Mary L. (Lamphere) Busch
Attended Hopewell District 35 rural school, graduated from Kearney high School in 1948
Married: June 1, 1953 to Luella M. Taubenheim in Kearney
Farmed north of Kearney, had lived on the family farm since 1963
Activities: member of Haven's Chapel United Methodist Church
Survivors include: wife, sons, Randall and Mark, both of Kearney, Thomas, Melrose, Minn. and Steve, Enterprise, Ala.; brother David, Kearney; and two grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents and one brother
Kearney Hub, 29 July, 2000

CATLIN, Rick J., 53, of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, formerly of Gibbon, Neb., died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in Menomonee Falls
Memorial services: Monday, Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church in Menomonee Falls
Mortuary: Schmidt & Bartelt in Menomonee Falls
Memorials: Brookfield or the Special Olympics
Born Dec. 28, 1956, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: Jim and Darlene (Puttergill) Catlin
Married Lyn Barber
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Emily Rose; his parents; brother, Mike and his wife, Denise; sister, Karen; parents-in-law, John and Maxine Barber; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Barber and Jan Barber; brother-in-law, Steve Barber and his wife, Vicki; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
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DENSON, Margaret M. "Mickey", 74, of Kearney, formerly of Overton, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, Overton Christian Church
Burial: Overton Cemetery
Mortuary: Overton Funeral Home
Born June 2, 1936, at Kearney
Parents: Henry and Lois (Purdy) Jacoby
Married: Sept. 3, 1952, to Ralph Denson at Lexington. He died in 1998
Survivors include her sons, Steve of Greeley, Colo., and Marty of Kearney; daughter, Pam Coe of Kearney; brothers, Jerry Jacoby of Fort Collins, Colo., and Chuck Jacoby of Canby, Ore.; sister, Patricia Brown of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren
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ECKLOFF, Maurine Christine, 82, of Kearney, formerly of Minden, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at her home
Services: Thursday, Minden United Methodist Church
Burial: Minden Cemetery
Mortuary: Layton-Craig, Minden
Memorials: Kearney County Community Foundation or the University of Nebraska at Kearney Foundation
Born April 18, 1928, on the family farm near Upland
Parents: Henry and Christine (Raun) Nelson
Was baptized at Osco Baptist Church; attended Zyba grade school in southern Kearney County, graduated from Minden High School in 1945; attended Hastings College, then transferred and graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor of arts degree in speech, theater and broadcasting in 1948 at age 20; member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
Worked at KOLN-TV in Lincoln, then took a job at CBS in Los Angeles, working in the script department for "The Ozzie and Harriet Show," "The Jack Benny Show," "The Lucy Show" and the Andrews Sisters, among others; moved to Gettysburg, Pa., worked for radio station WGET; moved back to Denver, was the programming and traffic manager for KBTV, Channel 9 in Denver, now KUSA; returned to Nebraska, taught high school English at Broken Bow Public Schools in the early 1950s
Married: Sept. 3, 1954, to Warren Eckloff at First Christian Church in Minden. He died in 1995
Lived on the family farm four miles northwest of Minden Worked at KHOL-TV Channel 13 south of Kearney in the late 1950s; also worked for KGFW radio station in Kearney
Completed her master's degree at Kearney State College in 1961, and her Ph.D. in speech and dramatic arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1975; began teaching part time in the speech and theater department at Kearney State College, 1962; became a full-time instructor in 1964; was chair of the department of speech from 1978 to 1990; taught at KSC, now the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for 44 years, and retired as a full professor in May 2006
Activities: served as president of the KSC Education Association, chair of the General Studies Committee, president of the UNK Council of Department Chairs and campus coordinator for the Nebraska LEAD Program; was a popular instructor and received several honors; was active in the community; member of the United Methodist Church in Minden; particularly enjoyed helping to re-establish the Minden Opera House, which opened its doors again on Memorial Day weekend 2000
Moved from the farm north of Minden to Kearney in 2002
Survivors include her sons, Nate Eckloff and his wife, Diane, of Englewood, Colo., and Ward Eckloff and his wife, Christyne, of Minden; daughter, Ann Watts and her husband, Shannon, of Holdrege; grandchildren, Amanda Silver, Trey Eckloff (Warren III), Weston Nelson Eckloff, Jamie Silver and Cole Watts; great-granddaughter, Leandra Silver; brother, Gilbert Nelson and his wife, Myra, of Minden; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter, Christine; brothers, Harlan Nelson and Dennis Nelson; and sister, Merna Rewerts
Kearney Hub, 30 November, 2010

EDDY, Frank H., 93, of Gibbon died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Gibbon Good Samaritan Center
Services: Monday, Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Kenesaw
Burial: Kenesaw Cemetery, military honors
Born Sept. 12, 1917, in Lubbock, Texas
Parents: Perry and Odelia (Brown) Eddy
Parents farmed and ranched near Petersburg, Texas; moved to the Gibbon-Shelton area, 1933, and farmed; Frank attended County Line grade school in the Petersburg area, then attended school in Gibbon through the eighth grade
Married: Jan. 22, 1943, to Fern Blue. She preceded him in death
Lived in Denman for 58 years
Worked for Union Pacific Railroad until called into the service
Military: U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945; assignment was field artillery, truck driver and heavy auto mechanic; received a safe driver's award for his skill in driving; after discharge, went back to work for Union Pacific Railroad
Worked for U.P. for 38 years, retired in 1978
Activities: enjoyed gardening and farming; did a lot of mechanic work; other hobbies were music and traveling
Moved to Gibbon Assisted Living in April 2002, was a resident there for eight years; had resided at Gibbon Good Samaritan Center since June 2010
Survivors include his son, Gene of Denman; daughters, Diana Dieken of Hastings, Coleen Schutz of Elwood and Mariann Dikmanas of La Vista; brother, Dale of Grand Island; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one granddaughter, three sisters and one brother
Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2010

EIFERT, Lloyd, thirteen year old son of Mr and Mrs. Frank W. Eifert, living five miles east and one-half mile south of the city, died about midnight last night, (Dec. 28, 1932) at a local hospital
Survivors: parents, brothers Howard and Leonard
Funeral: Saturday from the United Brethren church, Kiearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
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FELDMAN, Walter H., 89, of Litchfield died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Thursday, Litchfield United Methodist Church
Burial: Litchfield Cemetery
Mortuary:Rasmussen in Ravenna
Memorials: the church or the Litchfield Fire Department
Born April 3, 1921, in the Pleasant Valley area of Buffalo County
Parents: John Harm and Margaret (Suntken) Feldman
Was educated in Litchfield
Married: March 24, 1947, to Helen Hapke. She died May 13, 1997
Lived on a farm south of Litchfield; retired to an acreage near Litchfield in 1980
Activities: member of the United Methodist Church and Rural Fire Board; served on the Litchfield and Ravenna bank boards; enjoyed woodworking
Survivors include his sons, Duane Feldman and his wife, Paula, of Portage, Mich., and Gary Feldman and his wife, Diane, of Litchfield; daughter, Carol Feldman of Richardson, Texas; grandsons, Mitchell Feldman of Hazard and Dan Feldman of Oconto; granddaughter, Whitney Houchin of Portage; and one-great-granddaughter
Was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Jane; three brothers and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 29 November, 2010

FITZGERALD, Susan "Sue" J., 61, of Kearney died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: the Diocese of Grand Island Vocations office
Born July 3, 1949, in Kearney
Parents: Ronald and Joan (Lawrence) Luth
Attended Kearney Catholic High School; graduated from Wheatridge (Colo.) High School in 1967, then attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins
Married: Feb. 20, 1970, to Ron Fitzgerald at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Worked at Red Rocks Café while attending high school in Colorado; in Kearney, was employed at Kaufmann-Wernert and Bob's Eastowne Grocery Store; was manager of Fashion Encore in Kearney, then worked at St. James Catholic Church as secretary/receptionist; also worked in association with Knights of Columbus Insurance
Activities: member of the Catholic Daughters Association, FHA, Kearney Young Mothers and Junior Women's League, all in Kearney; loved spending time with her two grandchildren
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Lori Pepperl and her husband, Tom, of Kearney; son, Eric Fitzgerald and his wife, Lyndi, of Loup City; grandchildren, Olivia and Isaac Fitzgerald of Loup City; brothers, Rick Luth and his wife, Gwen, and Jeff Luth, all of Kearney, and Mike Luth and his wife, Mary, of Omaha; sisters, Sherry Maassen and her husband, Mick, of Mason City, Iowa, Barbara Akert and her husband, Wayne, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Rhonda Stones and her husband, Ivan, of Kearney and Mary Anderson of Littleton, Colo.; 13 nieces and nephews; and 13 grandnieces and grandnephews
Was preceded in death by her parents
Kearney Hub, 30 November, 2010

FRANCIS, Daniel G., 54, of Elm Creek died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Tuesday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Chapel in Elm Creek
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Born Oct. 7, 1956, in Buffalo, N.Y.
Parents: Herbert and Eileen (Plank) Francis.
Grew up in Los Angeles, Springville, N.Y., and Hershey, Nebr.; graduated in 1975 in Hershey
Married: April 30, 1983, to Lynda Johansen in North Platte
Lived in Gibbon, was employed by Gibbon Packing and attended college; also lived in Dallas, Tilden and Lexington; was employed by IBP, Budget Rental Center and Kearney Public Schools for 12 years
Activities: member of the Berean Church; enjoyed playing the organ and singing hymns; collected Peanuts and "The Wizard of Oz" characters
Survivors include his wife; son, Evan Francis and his wife, Lynette, of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughters, Amanda Francis of Kearney and Brittany Francis of Elm Creek; his father, of Harrison Valley, Pa.; brothers, Phillip Francis and his wife, Alice, of Meridian, Miss., Mike Francis and Richard Francis and his wife, Lisa, all of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Tim Francis and his wife, Barb, of Ulysses, Texas; and many aunts and uncles
Was preceded in death by his mother and grandmother
Kearney Hub, 22 November, 2010

GILMORE, Kurt A., 41, of Miller died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, Miller United Methodist Church
Burial: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery between Miller and Amherst
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Born Jan. 4, 1969, in Callaway
Parents: George and Dolores (Mason) Gilmore
Grew up and received his education in Merna
Married: June 14, 2003, Renee Lyon in Miller
Lived in Miller; was self-employed and worked as landscaper; lived in various places, including Lincoln and Hastings where he worked for Earl May
Activities: loved the time spent with his family and gardening. Survivors included his wife; son, Leroy at home; daughters, Brieanna James, Jasmine, Logan and Joelle, all at home; parents, Dolores Gilmore of Miller and George Gilmore of Scurry, Texas; brother, Paul Gilmore and his wife, Susan, of Tucson, Ariz.; father- and mother-in-law, Richard and Darlene Lyon of Hastings; and special nephew, Jeremy of Holdrege
Was preceded in death by brothers, Dale, Leroy and Joel
Kearney Hub, 9 November, 2010

HARVEY, R.D. "Dale", 90, of Broken Bow, formerly of North Platte, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Broken Bow
Services: Wednesday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte
Burial with military honors: Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell
Mortuary: Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte
Born Aug. 12, 1920, in Buffalo County on the Harvey farm south of Sweetwater
Parents: Isaac and Adella (Pickett) Harvey
Married: April 14, 1945, to Charlotte Tolle. She died Nov. 7, 1996
Married: 1999, to Elsie (Krs) Karel. She died Aug. 16, 2008
Survivors include his daughter, Nancy Sedlacek of Broken Bow; three granddaughters; and 10 great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 9 November, 2010

HENDERSON, Beulah Mae, 82, of Kearney, Neb., died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida
Services: Friday, First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney. Memorials: Tehama Shrine Children's Transportation Fund
Born Aug. 16, 1928, in Miller, Neb.
Parents: Jess and Irene (Hess) Baker. Graduated from Miller High School, attended Kearney State Teachers College; taught in a one-room country school for a short time
Married: July 27, 1947, to Gerald E. Henderson in Miller. He preceded her in death
Lived most of their married life in Kearney but also lived in Shelton, Neb., and Redondo Beach, Calif., for a short time; retired from the Kearney Public Schools
Activities: member of the United Methodist Church in Miller and later in Kearney; enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed playing cards and sewing
Survivors include her sons, Gary and his wife, Marilyn, of Ralston, Neb., and Theodore of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter, Nancy Roessler and her husband, Richard, of Cape Coral; brother, Gordon Baker of Kearney; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and 19 stepgreat-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers
Kearney Hub, 10 November, 2010

JAMES, George J., 84, of Ravenna died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Graveside services: Friday, Blue Valley Cemetery in Ayr with military honors
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon
Born Dec. 15, 1925, in Buffalo, N.Y.
Parents: Edwin G. and Margaret (Heckler) James
Married: 1961, to Elenora Parow in Rensselaer Falls, N.Y. She died in 1995
Survivors include his sons, Charles of Belleview, Fla., and Steven of Ravenna; brothers, Charles and Bill, both of Nebraska, and Jerry of Pennsylvania; sisters, Mary Ann and Kathy of Florida, Esther of Nebraska and Peg of New York; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 16 November, 2010

JANZEN, Gerald Daniel, 66, of Kearney died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at his home. Services: Thursday, New Life Assembly
Burial: Hampton Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Born July 30, 1944, in York
Parents: Daniel and Linda (Regeir) Janzen
Grew up in Hampton; received his elementary education from District 81 country school through the fifth grade; attended junior and senior high in Hampton and graduated in 1963; attended junior college in Hutchison, Kan., for one year and then returned to the family farm to farm with his father
Married: Sept. 25, 1965, to Francine Nelson in Hampton
Farmed north of Hampton until 1977, served on the Hampton Co-op Board and was a trustee at the United Lutheran Church; also lived at O'Neill and several other towns in Nebraska; moved to Sargent, 1980, to return to his first love of farming; moved to Kearney, 1989; worked in sales then began his own trucking business; owned and operated several trucks and leased them to Lindsay Transportation hauling pivots from coast to coast; also farmed the family farm at Hampton; retired due to declining health
Activities: loved the open road but always looked forward to returning home to his family; accepted Christ at a young age at a Youth for Christ Tent Meeting in Aurora; was baptized at Covenant Cedars Bible Camp; attended New Life Assembly in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Michelle Risk and her husband, Joe, of Kearney; son, David Janzen of Petersburg; youngest daughter, Kerri Koenig and her husband, Brian, of Lincoln; sister, Sandra Hall and her husband, Ron, of Norfolk; grandchildren, Daniel, Grace, Brent and Shawn Janzen, Sophie Koenig and Zak and Kaz Risk
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 30 November, 2010

KNAPP, Gregory C., 58, of Kearney died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at his home
Memorial services: Tuesday O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: later
Born Jan. 5, 1952, in Kearney
Parents: Lorin and Imogene (Baumgartner) Knapp
Grew up in Kearney; graduated from Kearney High School in 1970 and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 1975; worked at UNMC as a nuclear pharmacist after graduation
Lived in Loup City, went into farming with his parents; owned and operated Copperfield's and Kearney Keno for 20 years
Activities: enjoyed dart league, leisure travel and boating
Survivors include his son, Stephen Knapp of Kearney; daughter, Kelly Knapp of Lincoln; brother, Jeffery C. Knapp of Kearney; sister, Barbara Brandt and her husband, Robert, of Unadilla and their adult children, Barry and Betsy; and longtime best friend, Harold Whal
Was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents
Kearney Hub, 15 November, 2010

LAMMERS, Mildred H., 96, of Pleasanton died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasanton
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Memorials: the church or the Pleasanton Fire Department
Born Jan. 2, 1914, in Buffalo County
Parents: William and Anna (Rasmussen) Zimmer
Was a graduate of Pleasanton High School
On Nov. 20, 1935, she married Lloyd Lammers at the Buffalo County Courthouse in Kearney. He preceded her in death
Lived in the Pleasanton area; with husband, farmed and had operated Lammers Land Leveling since 1966
Activities: loved baking, family and friends and Jesus
Survivors include her son, Jerry Lammers and his wife, Pam, of Pleasanton; daughters, Loretta Epley of Pleasanton and Darlene Pfeiffer and her husband, Lee, of Kearney; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Wilma Carmann of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 30 November, 2010

LARCHICK, Lambert Theodore, 91, of Kearney died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at his home
Services: Saturday, St. James Catholic Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann
Born Oct. 28, 1919, in Loup City
Parents: Frank and Stancie (Gzehoviak) Larchick
Married: Sept. 15, 1942, to married Velma Trompke at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. She preceded him in death
Worked in partnership with his father in Larchick Construction and also farmed around Loup City; also painted houses for Travelers Insurance Co.; moved from Loup City to Kearney, 1952, to work for Carl Spelts; started up his own construction company and built numerous homes in the mid-Nebraska area
Activities: took pride in being an honest and fair businessman; designed and built the bell tower and signs at St. James Catholic Church; removed the stained glass windows from the old St. James Church and reframed and installed the windows into what is now the St. James Church Social Hall; was also on the St. James Catholic Church Grounds Committee, the Financial Committee and others; was instrumental in obtaining the building that houses the Knights of Columbus in Kearney; served in many offices in the Knights of Columbus, including grand knight and deputy grand knight; was one of the founders of the Fourth Degree assembly and served as a faithful navigator; was Knight of the Year in 1988; enjoyed fruit orchard and his garden; treasured his wife and family
Survivors include his children: daughter, Carol Theis and her husband, Don, of Gibbon, son, Ronald Larchick and his wife, Linda of Oklahoma City, daughter, Connie Dustin and her husband, Ken, of Colorado Springs, Colo., daughter, Renee Behn and her husband, Willis, of Kearney, son, Jeff Larchick of Lincoln and son, Myron Larchick and his wife, Julie, of Hershey; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents, four sisters, one granddaughter, one grandson and one great-grandson
Kearney Hub, 19 November, 2010

LOCKHORN, Leona, 90, of Ravenna died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Saturday, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born Nov. 29, 1919, in Rockville
Parents: Karl and Frieda (Jaeschke) Jakob
Married: April 29, 1941, to Edward Lockhorn at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ravenna. He preceded her in death
Lived on a farm northeast of Ravenna; worked as a cook at Ravenna Public Schools
Survivors include her daughters, Fayrene Hamouz and her husband, Myron, Lucille Schultz and her husband, Frank, and Janice Vifquain and her husband, Kirk; son, Gary Lockhorn and his wife, Patricia; grandchildren, Michelle Hamouz, Mark Schultz, Sherry Schultz, Scott Lockhorn, Amy King and husband, Sean Casey, David Vifquain and wife, Gina, and Aubrey Vifquain and fiancé, Robert Novotny; great-granddaughter, Lydia King; sisters-in-law, Rose Jakob and Rosanda Schroll; and nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and her brother, Albert
Kearney Hub, 24 November, 2010

MASSEY, Marguerite Louise, 83, of Kearney, formerly of Holbrook, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege
Burial: Orleans Cemetery
Born March 10, 1927, in rural Harlan County north of Stamford
Parents: Albert and Anna (Kuhlmann) Stoelting
Married: July 25, 1948, to Raymond Massey at Naponee. He died Aug. 5, 2004
Survivors include her brothers-in-law, Floyd Massey of Holdrege and Robert Massey of Axtell; sisters-in-law, Clara Mae Hunt of Minden and Donna Johnson of Hastings; and many nieces and nephews
Kearney Hub, 23 November, 2010

MAY, May M., 95, of Kearney died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Mother Hull Home
Memorial services: Tuesday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Kearney Public School Foundation or Mother Hull Home
Born Nov. 18, 1914, in Seneca
Parents: Fred and June (Prideaux) Licking
Grew up in the Seneca area, attended school in Seneca, graduated from Seneca High School in 1932
Married: June 22, 1936, to Maurice F. May in Kearney. He died Nov. 14, 1972
Lived in Fort Collins, Colo., until the end of World War II, then returned to Kearney
Worked for W.T. Grant and Young Moderns, then earned a degree in elementary education from Kearney State College; taught for several years in rural Buffalo County schools; then taught for 15 years at Emerson Elementary School; retired in 1981
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Women, First United Methodist Circle 6 and Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Sorority
Survivors include her son, Maurice K. May and his wife, Jeanne, of Kearney; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughters, Lois E. May and Luciene A. Larson; one great-grandson; one brother; and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 13 November, 2010

McAULIFF, Ella, 94, of Ravenna died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Tuesday, Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon
Born Aug. 1, 1916, on Fort Farm Island near Gibbon
Parents: Otto and Mabel (Keiss) Lowell
Attended rural schools and Shelton High School; did domestic work in several homes prior to her marriage
Married: Nov. 5, 1936, to Harley McAuliff in Gibbon. He died May 12, 1990
Lived on a farm in the Gibbon area, then moved to a farm north of Kearney, 1939; farmed in this area until 1970; moved to Ravenna in 1994
Survivors include her sons, Warren McAuliff and his wife, Doris, of Litchfield, Douglas McAuliff and his wife, Glenice, and Marvin McAuliff and his wife, Sandy, all of Ravenna, and John McAuliff and his wife, Kristi, of Seminole, Okla.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Clifford Lowell of Kearney and Melvin Lowell of St. George, Utah
Was preceded in death by her husband, one grandchild, one brother and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2010

McKEE, Don E., 72, of Elm Creek died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Tuesday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: later
Memorials: Elm Creek Volunteer Fire Department
Born Jan. 3, 1938, in Lexington
Parents: Elmer and Anna Mae (Smith) McKee
Grew up in the Lexington, Overton and Elm Creek area; received his education in Elm Creek; graduated from Kearney State College in 1961 with a bachelor of science degree in science; attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma and Kansas State
Married: May 25, 1957, to Sharon Bowie in Elm Creek
Lived and taught in various communities, including Elm Creek, Eddyville, Alma, Holbrook and Phillipsburg, Kan.; taught high school for 33 years; also farmed and was involved in ranching and real estate
Survivors include his wife; son, Mack McKee of Sturgis, S.D.; daughters, Deborah Penny and her husband, Dale, of Elm Creek, Cindi Brestel and her husband, Tom, of Holdrege, Shelly McKee of Avon, Ind., and Trudy Carter and her husband, Craig, of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Angela Nunn of Kearney, Megan Burkle and her husband, Josh, of Holdrege, Remmington Penny of Elm Creek, Emily Brestel of Lincoln, Jessica Freeman and her husband, Mark, of Sturgis, S.D., Blake McKee of the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, and Alexis Carter of Wichita; great-grandchildren, Rhiannon Freeman of Sturgis and Kaiya Ellen Burkle of Holdrege; and aunt, Gail Magnuson of Lexington
Was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Carrie Penny
Kearney Hub, 27 November, 2010

ORTIZ, Domingo, 90, of Kearney died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial
Services: Thursday Oct. 13, 2011. Body was donated to the Nebraska Anatomical Board
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger
Born Oct. 3, 1920, in Batesville, Texas
Parents: Cornluis and Andrea (Galvan) Ortiz
Survivors include his nephews; Gilbert Vasquez and his wife, Sally; Gus Vasquez; Raul Vasquez and his wife, Gloria; Frank Vasquez and his wife, Patty; Louie Vasquez; and Dean Vasquez, all of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a brother and nephews
Memorials: Mount Carmel Home
Kearney Hub, 12 October, 2011

POHL, Hildegard, 80, of Kearney died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday, O'Brien Straatmann Funeral Home
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Stockholm
Parents: Andrew and Nettie (Epp) Benke
Was one of seven children; grew up in Bradshaw and graduated from Bradshaw High School
Married: Aug. 24, 1947, to Ivan Pohl in Bradshaw. He preceded her in death
Was a homemaker in Bradshaw; moved to Shelton, 1963; moved to Lexington in 1978, worked at District 15 school of Lexington and at Lexington Public Schools; retired to Kearney, worked at Wendy's of Kearney for eight years
Activities: member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Kearney; enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family; was an avid sports fan, loved Husker football and Storm hockey; supported her family's activities
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Greene and her husband, Ed, of Des Moines, Iowa, Karen Schroeder and her husband, Tim, of Alda and Kristi Eichelberger of Kearney; son, Ronald Pohl of Shelton; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl Benke and his wife, AnnaMae, of Rupert, Idaho, and Andrew Benke and his wife, Marg, of Loveland, Colo.; and sisters, Francis Cotner of Greeley, Colo., and Susan Hanson and her husband, Herb, of Stromsburg
Was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and one sister
Kearney Hub, 15 November, 2010

PONTICELLO, Rose M., 93, of Kearney died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at St. John's Good Samaritan Village
Services: Monday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery. Memorials: St. John's Good Samaritan Center
Born June 11, 1917, in Stapleton
Parents: Harry and Lena (Zierlein) Lamb
Graduated from Tryon High School; later graduated from Kearney State Teachers College in 1961
Married: Aug. 2, 1947, to Nicholas Ponticello in Vineland, N.J. He died Nov. 8, 2004
With husband, owned and operated a general store in Wellfleet for 16 years then moved to Omaha for a couple of years; moved to Kearney in 1965, owned and operated the Covered Wagon Gift and Souvenir Store west of Kearney, until they retired
Lived at Prairie View Village, then moved to St. John's
Survivors include her sister, Dollie Schroeder of North Platte; brother, Earl Lamb of Emmett, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews
Kearney Hub, 27 November, 2010

RIESSLAND, Arthur A. "Swede", 87, of Amherst died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Monday, St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pleasanton
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Pleasanton with military honors
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Memorials: Pleasanton Fire Department and St. Mary's Catholic Church
Born Dec. 1, 1922, on the family farm near Amherst
Parents: Fred and Gertrude (Ripp) Riessland
Was raised in the Amherst area, was a graduate of Amherst High School
Military: U.S. Navy, Feb. 12, 1943 - Jan. 26, 1946, served as a submariner; following discharge, returned to Amherst
Married June 16, 1948, to Margaret L. Shubert in Eddyville
Farmed and ranched in the Amherst/Pleasanton area; retired in 2005
Activities: member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pleasanton, the Pleasanton Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Submarine Veterans of World War II
Survivors include his wife; son, Brent Riessland and his special friend, Madeline Schmitz, of Kearney; daughters, Linda Polito and her husband, David, of Custer, S.D., LaVenia Miller and her husband, Richard, of Pleasanton and Lydel Trampe and her husband, David, of Amherst; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents, twin sister, four brothers and one grandson, Andy Miller
Kearney Hub, 20 November, 2010

ROEDER, Timothy L. "Tim", 57, of Holdrege, formerly of Kearney, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at his residence
Memorial services: Wednesday, O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney
Memorials: the Humane Society
Born Aug. 5, 1953, in Kearney
Parents: Dale and Geraldine (Cudaback) Roeder
Grew up in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School in 1971; was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church; received his bachelor's degree from Kearney State College
Married: April 8, 2010, to Carla Hanzlick in Kearney
Lived in Holdrege, was employed by Kim Lueking CPA in Oxford
Activities: loved animals and keeping up with current events; had a wonderful sense of humor
Survivors include his wife; son, Jason and his wife, Reiko, of Jacksonville, N.C.; stepsons, Nathan Knipp of Lincoln and Jacob Knipp of Topeka, Kan.; stepdaughter, Bethany Knipp of Lincoln; his mother of Kearney; twin brother, Thomas Roeder of Clarks; grandson, William Roeder; and parents-in-law, Bud and Pat Hanzlick of Belleville, Kan.
Was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents
Kearney Hub, 29 November, 2010

SCHMIDT, Melvin W., 84, of Kearney died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Memorials: Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Born March 19, 1926, in York
Parents: Otto T. and Augusta E. (Heineke) Schmidt
Was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church north of York, confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waco on April 2, 1939; during high school, was a member of several theater plays and shows; graduated from Waco High School in May 1943
Military: reported for military service, but the war was over and he was sent home
Married: Sept. 12, 1948, to Esther Seemann in Potter. She died in May 2010
Continued his education by attending and receiving a diploma from the National Institute of Meat Packing in Mundelein, Ill., in October 1970
Lived on a farm in Waco, moved to Elm Creek in March 1969 to farm; retired in November 1988, moved to Kearney
Grew up on a farm, and his first job was on a neighbor's farm at age 13; also worked at hay mills in Elm Creek and Odessa, and worked in the livestock sale barns in Lexington, Holdrege, Loup City, Ord and Kearney; was injured and lost his leg due to that injury in April 1997; during retirment, worked at at Walmart; moved into St. John's Good Samaritan Center in 2007
Activities: enjoyed spending time with family, friends and neighbors; member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Survivors include his sons, Allan Schmidt and his wife, Linda, of Elm Creek, Elton Schmidt and his wife, Beth, of Belton, Mo., and Wayne Schmidt of Shelton; daughter, Janice Sawtelle and her husband, Harold, of Omaha; grandchildren, Kathy Swinarski, Tara Beezley, Rebecca Schmidt, Mark Schmidt, Dominic Sawtelle, Christina Peters, Thomas Sawtelle, Luke Sawtelle, Rose Sawtelle, Matt Schmidt, Ben Schmidt, Sarai Schmidt, Amy Johnson and Quincy Schmidt; and great-grandchildren, Samantha Beezley, Tyler Swinarski, Cody Swinarski, Kadyn Schmidt, Keyan Schmidt, Maddilyn Peters, Madison Schmidt, Lillie Crum, Kaylie Johnson and Dylan Johnson
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents and his brothers, Clarence and Robert
Kearney Hub, 22 November, 2010

SHUMATE, Tracy Marie, 10, of Rt. 2, Kearney, died Thursday morning, Jan. 6, 1981, at Good Samaritan Hospital from injuries she received in a car-pedestrian accident west of Kearney Tuesday evening
Services: Saturday, New Assembly of Life Church
Burial: Stanley Cemetery, Amherst
Memorials: Awana Youth Club or New Assembly of Life Church building fund
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske
Born: Feb. 2, 1970, Kearney
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene B. Shumate
Was in the fifth grade at the Alfalfa Center School
Member of the New Assembly of Life Church and the Awana Youth Christian Club
Survivors are her parents, of rural Kearney, two brothers, Donny L. Beans and Brian Joe Shumate, both at home; a sister Tammy Jean Shumate, at home; grandparents Mr and Mrs. Duane Day of Kearney; and a great-grandmother Emma Taubenheim of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, maternal grandparents, maternal grandfather and great-grandfather
Kearney Hub, 7 January, 1981

SINN, Gilda L., 72, of Gibbon died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Shelton
Burial: later Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Born Jan. 28, 1938, in Mason City, Iowa
Parents: August H. and Florence L. (White) Groh
Married: Jan. 29, 1956, to Duane R. Sinn in Mason City
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Karen Fritzler of Sterling, Colo., and Vikki Godberson of Gibbon; brothers, August Groh and Dennis Groh, both of Mason City, and Richard of Thermopolis, Wyo.; sisters, Verna Gourley, Linda Flaherty, Rebecca Groh and Kaylene Groh, all of Mason City, Delores McCaffery of Lee's Summit, Mo., Karen Schaub of Austin, Minn., Charlene Blodgett of Minneapolis and Debbie Gridley of North St. Paul, Minn.; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter
Kearney Hub, 26 November, 2010

SOHRWEID, Judy E., 41, of Amherst died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1993, as a result of a car accident one mile east of Amherst
Services: Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Amherst
Burial: Stanley Cemetery at Amherst
Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church or Amherst Emergency Unit
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Born September 19, 1952, Kearney
Parents: Howard E. and Ramona M. (LeBar) Sohrweid
Grew up in Amherst, graduated from Amherst high school, 1971; attended Kearney State College, graduated with a degree in business administration, 1975
Worked as a bookkeeper at Kearney Clinic for 17 years; did cake baking and decorating.
Survivors include: parents, Amherst; and brother Don Sohrweid, Amherst
Was preceded in death by her grandparents
Kearney Hub, 27 October, 1993

STEELE, John Delbert, 68, of Gering, formerly of Kearney, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at his home
Services: Saturday at Monument Bible Church in Scottsbluff, and Jan. 8 at New Life Assembly Church in Kearney
Crematory: Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff; mortuary: Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff
Memorials: Junior Diabetes Research Foundation or to American Cancer Research for a cure
Born Sept. 12, 1942, in Douglas County, Kan.
Parents: Delbert and Margaret (Pujh) Steele
Attended Lawrence High School, was the FFA Star Chapter Farmer in his graduating year of 1960; attended college at Colorado State University, Kansas State University and Kansas University
Married Linda Hoover
Farmed with his father until it was determined that the farm in Douglas County was to become a part of the Clinton Reservoir; worked at the Farmland Industries Fertilizer Plant and FMC Corp., then joined his father to farm in Parsons in Labette County, Kan.; also distributed Bo-Jac Corn; moved to Kearney, 1980; moved to Sedona, Ariz., 1994; with Linda, owned and operated bed-and-breakfast inns; returned to Scottsbluff in 2003 to be nearer family; worked as an Inn-Sitter and for Ashley Furniture until semiretirement when he assisted his son Kent with Sonshine Ventures construction and remodeling projects
Activities: was an avid fisherman and golfer, enjoyed photography; being and working with his family was very important to him, as was his Christian faith; in Kearney, was active at New Life Assembly Church as an elder and taught adult classes, started a Men's Fellowship Breakfast and led small-group Bible studies
Survivors include his wife; son, Kent Steele and his wife, Sherry, of Gering; granddaughter, Madison; stepgrandchildren, Tiffany and Derek Benoist; sister, Becky Karnes, and her husband, Steve, of Wamego, Kan.; and brother, David Steele and his wife, Carolyn, of Parsons, Kan. He enjoyed a longtime relationship with Linda's brothers, Marty Hoover and his wife, Pat, of Lawrence, Kan., and Ron Hoover and his wife, Linda, of Wabash, Ind.; sister, Carol Redenbaugh and her husband, Roger, of Sedona, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins
Was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Gregory Wayne Steele
Kearney Hub, 1 December, 2010

STENEHJEM, Pauline R., 91, of Kearney, formerly of the Gibbon and Shelton area, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Services: Monday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Shelton
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann in Kearney
Memorials: the church
Born April 1, 1919, in Wood River
Paents: Henry and Ruby (Oliver) Graper
Grew up in the Shelton area, attended District 1 school, graduated from Shelton High School in 1935; briefly attended college, then worked at Kaufmann's Department Store
Married: March 10, 1940, to Oliver Stenehjem in rural Shelton. He preceded her in death
Lived in the Shelton and Gibbon area, where Oliver farmed and later worked for Central Nebraska Co-op; moved to Gibbon, 1964
Was a wife, mother and homemaker; was a talented seamstress and craftsperson and an excellent cook; was a charter member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shelton
Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Stenehjem and his wife, Raye Ann, of Omaha and Eric Stenehjem and his wife, Jody, of Kearney; daughters, Dorine Slack and her husband, Larry, of Elm Creek and Judy Niemann and her husband, Don, and Gayle Chramosta and her husband, Robert, all of Kearney; grandchildren, Michael Slack and wife Michelle, Michelle Riessland and husband Daniel, Brian Niemann, Jeff Niemann and wife Jennifer, David Niemann and wife Amy, Shane Stenehjem and wife Sherry, Shannon Arbuckle and husband John, Seth Stenehjem and wife Maggie, Sonja Schilling and husband Jon, Melissa Stenehjem and fiance Sam Korth, Ann Stenehjem, Nicole Chramosta, James Chramosta, Caitlyn Messbarger and husband Bryan and Megan Chramosta; great-grandchildren, Jessica Neil and husband Adam, Timaree Slack, McKenna Slack, Deric Riessland and wife Katie, Abigail Riessland, Drew Riessland, Allison Niemann, Lillian Niemann, Emma Kate Niemann, Henry Niemann, Maxwell Niemann, Lucian Stenehjem, Oliver Stenehjem, Peyton Arbuckle, Isaac Arbuckle, Elias Arbuckle, Ella Roach and Mina Schilling; great-great-grandchildren, Carter Riessland and Carson Riessland; brother, Donald Graper and his wife, Shirley, of Wood River; sisters, Helen Burleson of Anchorage, Alaska, and Ruth Vaughn and her husband, Lee, of Kearney; brother-in-law, Ralph Stenehjem and his wife, Vera, of Billings, Mont.; sisters-in-law, Marjory Thelan of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ruth Coleman and her husband, Hal, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, William Graper
Kearney Hub, 27 November, 2010

TAUBENHEIM, Brent Allen, infant son of Mr and Mrs. Terrance Taubenheim of Riverdale, died Monday morning about an hour after birth, 20 July, 1964
Survivors include: parents, paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Elmer Taubenheim of Amherst, and maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Lawrence Rohrich of Pleasanton
Service: Wednesday, Anderson-Johnson Mortuary
Burial: Riverdale Cemetery
Kearney Hub, 21 July, 1964

TAUBENHEIM, Dennis Dean, 50, of Grand Island died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island
Services: later
Was a donor to the Nebraska Organ Recovery System
Mortuary: Curran Funeral Chapel
Born June 14, 1960, at Kearney
Parents: Maurice and Evelyn (Leaf) Taubenheim
Grew up in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School in 1979
Lived and worked in Grand Island; was a thoughtful and caring person
Survivors include his father, of Grand Island; sisters, Diane McIntosh and her husband, Rick, of Grand Island and Debra Zaleski and her good friend, Chris Young, of Wood River; nieces, nephews and their spouses, Derrick and Megan Kenney of Phillips, Devlin and Karla Kenney, Michael Kenney and Ashley Zaleski, all of Grand Island, David and Shelby Kenney of Augusta, Ga., and James and Shelley Zaleski of Wood River; and seven grandnephews and grandnieces
Was preceded in death by his mother; brother, Daniel; and grandparents, Otto and Telma Taubenheim and Dorothy Holt
Kearney Hub, 15 November, 2010
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