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BROEKEMEIER, Mardell, 86, of Ravenna died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Thursday, Faith Lutheran Church in Hazard
Burial: Sweetwater Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born July 22, 1926, in Hazard
Parents: Tenis and Della (Larson) Larsen
Married: 1947 to Verle S. Fox
Married: 1979 to Byron "Broek" Broekemeier
Survivors include her husband; daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and DuWayne Johnson of Lincoln and Gracia and Mike Gillming of Litchfield; stepdaughters, Debra Rouse of Greeley, Colo., and Cindy Sherman and Kerri Stoetzel, both of Omaha; stepson, Karl Broekemeier and his wife, Kim, of Odessa, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Oren Larsen and his wife, Marge, of Hazard; sisters-in-law, Henny Larsen of Kearney and Marlys Larsen of Spicer, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews
Was educated in Hazard, graduated from high school in Hilmar, Calif., in 1944
Had two daughters with Verle Fox
Worked at the telephone company in Kearney as a secretary and was a clerk for the Ravenna Bank; spent 25 years operating the family-owned Foxie Cleaners in Ravenna as well as clerking weekly at Ravenna Sale Barn for 31 years; later moved to Gibbon, worked for Gibbon Pack as a bookkeeper and was secretary at the Methodist Church in Gibbon; retired in Ravenna in 2000
Activities: was a charter member of the Ravenna Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary; lifelong member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hazard, played the organ for 63 years; hobbies included traveling, sewing, knitting, gardening, bowling and watching sports; especially loved spending time with her husband, family and friends
Was preceded in death by her brothers, Bendick Dale Larsen and Stanley Dean Larsen
Memorials: to the church
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BUHROW, Brian, 67, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Montclair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Omaha
Burial of cremains: later
Born Oct. 9, 1944, in Waterloo, Iowa
Parents: Lloyd and Florence Buhrow
Married Shirley Thein. She preceded him in death
Survivors include his son, Richard of Omaha; daughters, Melissa and Amanda, both of Omaha; brothers, Bill of San Antonio, Bruce of Denver, Iowa, and Guy of Osage, Iowa; sister, Beth Hilleman of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and six grandchildren
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CAPELLEN, Evelyn, 95, of Ravenna died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Friday at Ravenna United Methodist Church
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born May 22, 1917, in Sweetwater
Parents: Eugene and Rose (Whittera) Bauer
Married: Oct. 26, 1935, to Lawrence Capellen in Minden. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Eugene Chramosta of Gibbon and Karen and Thad Rueter of Murdock; son, Gary Capellen of Grand Island; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild
Was educated in Sweetwater and Ravenna
Lived and farmed near Sweetwater, then moved to a farm near Poole, 1946; retired to Ravenna in 1980
Activities: member of the United Methodist Church; enjoyed gardening and family; together with her husband, created Littleton
Was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Lester Bauer
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CLARK, Raymond G., 92, of Kearney died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Monday, Faith United Methodist Church
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born March 1, 1920, in Neosho, Mo.
Parents: John W. and Rhoda (Reed) Clark
Married: June 16, 1943, to Alberta M. Freeze in Grand Island. She died in 1998
Married: Aug. 20, 1999, to Arlene Taubenheim-Mowrey in Amherst
Survivors include his wife; stepdaughter, Barbara Hollinbeck and her husband, Cody, of Sumner; stepsons, Daniel H. Mowrey of Greenfield, Ind., and Ronald Mowrey and his wife, Tamara, of Lincoln; nieces, Cathy Lawson and her husband, Johnny, of Gibbon, Connie DeLaet and her husband, Ed, of Ravenna, Cindy Gibreal and her husband, Michael, of Broomfield, Colo., Cheryl Trew and her husband, Don, of Kearney and Crystal Stamey of Canton, N.C.; nephew, John Clark of Odessa; brother, Bill Clark of Snohomish, Wash.; sister-in-law, Wauneta Clark of Kearney; and nine stepgrandchildren
Moved with family to the Miller area, was educated at Miller High School
Farmed north of Odessa for 55 years, also worked at Ag Tronic in Kearney for more than 25 years
Activities: member of Faith United Methodist Church; enjoyed working on projects around the house, tinkering and fixing things
Was preceded in death by his first wife; two sisters, one brother and a nephew, Dan Clark
Memorials: AseraCare Hospice or Faith United Methodist Church
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DAILY, Steve M., 57, of Kearney died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at his home
Memorial services: Monday at New Life Assembly Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born Dec. 29, 1954, in Fullerton
Parents: Gerald "Bud" and Martha (Meinecke) Daily
Married: May 14, 1973, to Debra "Debbie" Leach of Atlanta
Survivors include his wife; his father of Kearney; sisters, Judy Weiner and her husband, Ned, of Denver and Debra Trotter of Big Sur, Calif.; and brothers-in-law, Richard Leach and his wife, Laurie, of Kearney, Ron Leach of Topeka, Kan., and Robert Leach and his wife, Connie, of Atlanta
Moved with his family to Minden, graduated from high school there in 1973; attended Kearney State College
After marriage, lived in Holdrege, worked as a carpet installer for Bob and Norm's Carpet; moved to Kearney, 1979, worked as a dental technician and then at West Co. for approximately 25 years; recently worked at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center as a security guard
Activities: was a most special father to his handicapped daughter, Brynn, who preceded him in death; loved and cared for his family and friends; enjoyed time with his Savior Jesus Christ; liked fishing, eating healthy food and shopping for antique lamps
Was preceded in death by his daughter, Brynn, and his mother
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DONOHUE, Marc W., 40, of Kearney died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow
Services: Saturday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl in Kearney
Born Feb. 4, 1972, in Bakersfield, Calif.
Parents: Ken and Gail (Dittmer) Donohue
Married: Aug. 5, 1995, to Mindy Moffett in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; children, Dylan and Ali of Kearney; his parents of Kearney; parents-in-law, Dave and Dianne Moffett of Kearney; grandfather, Ron Dittmer of Kearney; uncle, Mervin Dittmer of Kearney; brother-in-law, Marc Moffett of Kearney; and nieces, Taylor and Kami Moffett of Kearney
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1990; attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Military: Nebraska National Guard, proudly served his country
Drove for Cash-Wa Distributing
Activities: was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and shooting; especially loved his family
Was preceded in death by two grandmothers and one grandfather
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ERPELDING, Isabela M., infant daughter of Shawn and Emily (Bralick) Erpelding of Kearney, was born at rest Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Graveside services: Wednesday at Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Survivors include her parents; brother, Shawn M. Erpelding Jr. of Littleton, Colo.; maternal grandparents, Darcy McCoy and Arthur and Julie Bralick, all of Kearney; paternal grandparents, Shawn R. Erpelding of Amherst and Liza Erpelding and Eric Storrs of Littleton; aunts, Lily Grimm, Gracie Erpelding and Alex Southall, all of Kearney, Brittany Williams and her husband, Jacob, of Oklahoma and Seairra Storrs and Ashly Solis, both of Littleton; and uncles, Phillip Southall of Kearney and Gavin Storrs and Garrett Storrs, both of Littleton
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FELDMAYER, William "Bill", 54, of Gibbon died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at his home south of Ravenna
Services: today (Saturday) at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born Jan. 3, 1958, in Loup City
Parents: William and Bonnie (Davis) Feldmayer
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Bonnie and Paul Strieder of Ravenna; brother, Alan Feldmayer of Springfield, Ore.; sister, Jean Blumenthal of Gibbon; and nieces and nephews
Graduated from Ravenna High School in 1976
Lived south of Ravenna; worked at various jobs in Kearney
Activities: member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Eagles Club in Kearney and the Touchdown Club; loved Nebraska football
Was preceded in death by his father
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FINKE, Charlotte Marie, 80, of Kearney, formerly of Gibbon, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Mother Hull Home
Services: Thursday at Godberson Mortuary in Gibbon
Burial: Riverside Cemetery at Gibbon Born Jan. 15, 1932, in Kearney
Parents: Manford "Manny" and Eunice (Liesinger) DeBrie
Married: 1949 to Jack McNutt
Married: 1953 to Dale Finke of Kearney. He died in 1999
Survivors include her daughter, Donna Hansen and her husband, Dennis, of Kearney; sons, Bob Finke and special friend, Shari Parker, of Littleton, Colo., and Ron Finke and his wife, Julie, of Kearney; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild
Attended Gibbon High School; had two daughters with Jack, two sons with Dale
Moved to Gibbon in 1958, with Dale, ran the Mobile Gas Station on Highway 30; held numerous jobs in the Gibbon area, most notably 20-plus years at the Nebraska Turkey Growers Cooperative; retired in 1987 to Johnson Lake; moved to Kearney, 1997
Activities: longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney; enjoyed fishing and entertaining family and friends at Johnson Lake
Was preceded in death by husband Dale; daughter, Verla in 1966; her mother in 2001; and her father in 1983
Memorials: Mother Hull Home
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FOGLESONG, Marlene A., 77, of Grand Island, formerly of Kearney, died of Alzheimer's disease Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Golden Living Center-Grand Island Lakeview
Services: Monday at First Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial: Minden Cemetery
Mortuary: Layton-Craig in Minden
Born Jan. 4, 1935, in Minden
Parents: Martin and Sena (Tomsen) Jorgensen
Married: 1954, to Richard "Dick" Hansen. He died in 1962
Married: Aug. 30, 1965, to Robert "Bob" Foglesong. He died in 2001
Survivors include her son, Sam Foglesong and his wife, Lisa, of Grand Island; daughters, Tara Foglesong of Grand Island; grandchildren, Meggan Coghill and her husband, Curt, of Omaha, McKenzie Roeder and Kaiti George and her husband, Tom, all of Kearney, and Abbey and Jack Foglesong, both of Grand Island; and son-in-law, Dan Roeder of Kearney
Grew up in the Minden area, graduated from Minden High School in 1952
With Dick, lived on a farm near Norman; with Bob, lived in Kearney
Managed managed the bookwork for Bob's painting business, was active in the farming operation near Minden
Activities: was an avid Nebraska football fan, loved attending the games; was a very involved member of First Lutheran Church in Kearney; enjoyed cooking; volunteered for various organizations in the Kearney area; loved her family; was also a member of HATS - Helping Another to Smile
Was preceded in death by her husbands and a daughter, Jill
Memorials: First Lutheran Church
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GREENE, Michael Paul Jr., 32, of Kearney died Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Kearney
Services: Friday at Seventh-day Adventist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger
Born May 26, 1980, in Ellendale, N.D.
Parents: Michael and Gloria (Lambert) Greene
Survivors include his parents; brothers, Richard Greene of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Daniel Greene of Kearney; nephews, Elijah and James Greene; and several aunts, uncles and cousins
Grew up in Kearney, received his education from Kearney High School
Was most recently employed at Burger King
Activities: enjoyed photography, reading the Bible and spending time with his family and friends; member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his grandparents, an uncle and an aunt
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GUEVARA, Luis Alberto Banos, 65, of Kearney died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at his home
Services: private
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born Oct. 6, 1946, in Guatemala
Parents: Alberto and Lidia (Castillo) Martinez
Survivors include his brother, Fernando Martinez of Littlefield, Texas
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HARRIS, Joshua Ray, 22, of Lincoln died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Lincoln
Services: Monday, Elm Creek First Christian Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger in Elm Creek
Born Jan. 19, 1990, in Abington, Pa.
Parents: Shon and Victoria (Porter) Harris
Survivors include his mother, Victoria Best of Elm Creek; father, Shon Harris of Indiana; brothers, Christian Best of Fort Smith, Ark., and Shon Harris Jr. of Florida; sisters, Brittany Best and Mario Chavey Jr. of Scottsbluff and Calista Best of Fort Smith; grandparents, Joseph and Peggy Porter of Elm Creek, Jon and Kerri Harris of Colorado and Cathy Harris of Nebraska; and aunts, Mindy Griffith and her husband, Dave, and family of Elm Creek, Sabrina Beramen and her husband, Mike, and family of Colorado, Dixie Harris of Kearney and Andrea Harris of Colorado
Started school in Elm Creek, graduated from Lincoln North Star
Loved life and loved his family
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HENNING, Gary E., 61, of Kearney died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday at First Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger
Born Jan. 28, 1951, in Kearney
Parents: Harvey and Betty (Saathoff) Henning
Married: May 3, 1975, to Judy Monson
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Nicole Henning-McNeil and her husband, Jason, of Greenville, S.C., and Stacy Henning and her friend, Jeremy Hurt, of Kearney; brothers, Tom and his wife, Mary, and Bob and his wife, Michele, all of Kearney, Greg and his wife, Suanne, of North Platte and Stephen and his wife, Stacey, of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; sister-in-law, Janice Garza and her husband, Mario, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; nephews, including Chad and his wife, Melissa, of Kearney, Mathew of North Platte and Christopher of Pacific Palisades; nieces, Michelle Harter and her husband, Andy, of Kearney, Kaleena Shannon and her husband, Brian, of Lincoln and Bianca Aravena and Crystal Busciglio, both of Tampa, Fla.; and eight grandnieces and grandnephews
Was educated in Kearney Public Schools, graduated from Kearney High School in 1969; received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Kearney State College in 1973
Worked his entire life at Cash-Wa Distributing, was executive vice president; also owned and managed Broken Bow Wholesale, 1980-1989
Activities: was an avid hunter; was a past shooter and board member of the Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow, member of the 2006 Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt Past Shooter Champion Team; member of the Nebraska One Box Foundation Board; enjoyed fishing and playing golf; owned a Grand Hunting Retriever Champion; member of First Lutheran Church in Kearney and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Broken Bow; attended Bible Camp as a youth and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior; was also a 32nd-degree Mason, a member of Rob Morris Lodge, Scottish Rite and Fort Kearney Shrine Club
Was preceded in death by his grandparents; niece, Bari Lou Henning; and father-in-law, Russell Monson
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt Foundation, and the Harvey and Betty Henning Family Scholarship Fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation
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JONES, Wayne H., 86, Holdrege, formerly of Kearney died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Friday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Born June 3, 1926, in Kearney
Parents: Carl and Pearl (Hultman) Jones
Married: June 23, 1950, to Betty M. Youngberg in Kearney. She died in 2006
Survivors include his sons, David Jones and his wife, Marcia, of Milford and Steve Jones of Kearney; daughter, Sue Sheneman and her husband, Dale, of Oxford; grandchildren, Jason Baker of Holdrege, Tim Baker of Lincoln, Luke Sheneman of Oxford and Matt Jones and Sarah O'Donnel and her husband, Jeff, all of Seattle; stepgrandchildren, Maranda Sheneman of Holdrege and Owen Sheneman of Victorville, Calif.; and six great-grandchildren
Grew up in Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School in 1943
Military: veteran of World War II; U.S. Navy, 1944-1946
Worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Kearney for 26 years, then retired
Moved to Alamo Palms, Texas; returned to Holdrege, January 2006
Activities: member of VFW Post 759 and Good Sam Camping Club; enjoyed traveling
Was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and three sisters
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation/Palliative Care
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KROTZ, Dennis Lee, 68, of Kearney died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at his home
Memorial services: Friday at O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home
Born Aug. 23, 1943, in Kearney
Parents: Wilsie and Bernice (Best) Krotz
Survivors include his son, Dustin Krotz and his wife, Tonya, of Guymon, Okla.; brother, Raymond Krotz of Kearney; sister, Rhonda Cumbie and her husband, James, of Middleburg, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews
Was raised in Kearney and received his education from Kearney High School
Worked as a meatcutter in Sidney and Lexington, moved back to Kearney in 2003
Activities: enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading
Was preceded in death by his parents
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LASH, John L. Sr., 76, of Kearney died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at his home
Services: Thursday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Born April 21, 1936, in Liberty, Mo.
Parents: Robert W. and Annetta (Davenport) Lash
Married: 1956, to married Peggy Husband in Kansas City, Mo. She died Nov. 19, 1967
Married: Sept. 21, 1969, to Cynthia A. (Danneberg) Rowlen in Kansas City
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Cheri Saldivar of Omaha, Kathryn Long and her husband, Glen, of Elm Creek, Constance Sorensen and her husband, Tim, of Kearney and Deanna Fraizer and her husband, Dan, of Litchfield, Minn.; son, John Lash Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Odessa, Mo.; grandchildren and spouses, Michelle and Wesley Bieker, Jason Saldivar, Amos and Wyndi Burkey, Stella and John Johnston, Seth and Tami Burkey, Nicole Longoria, Noah and Chelsie Sorensen, Elizabeth and Terry Fesseden, Robert Lash, Caitlin Fraizer and Ethan Fraizer; great-grandchildren, Allison Bieker, Johnny Bieker, Brody Saldivar, Jadan Saldivar, Levi Johnston, Charlotte Johnston, Willow Burkey, Naomi Sorensen, Neligh Sorensen, Skyler Sorensen, Alexis Sorensen, MaKayla Fesseden, Braden Fesseden and Colton Fesseden; brother, Daniel Lash and his wife, Rita; sisters-in-law, Judy Lash and Johna Brand and her husband, William; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members
Was raised in Plattsburg, Mo., with his two brothers on the family farm; attended school there; attended high school at Central High in Kansas City through the 11th grade, then helped on the family farm and did some blacksmithing
Military: U.S. Navy on the USS Union AKA106 ship, 1953-1955
After discharge, worked as a welder for Bratton Steel Co. in Kansas City and in the shipyards in Alabama; returned to Kansas City in 1959 and worked for the Kansas City Police Department and St. Luke's Hospital for several years
After marrieage to Cynthia, lived in Overland Park, Kan., and joined their two families; moved to Elm Creek, 1971, and worked for his brother, Robert, at Jack Lederman & Co., and ran the car crusher crew; became disable, 1991, and retired to Kearney
Activities: interests included guns, playing cards, camping, fishing, gardening, old cars, building barbecue smokers out of old water tanks and cooking; member of the Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Robb Morse Lodge 46
Was preceded in death by his first wife; his parents, parents-in-law and a brother, Robert Lash
Memorials: to the family or AseraCare Hospice
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LIMBACH, Amy, 42, of Kearney died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at her home
Services: Wednesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Burial: Woodland Cemetery in North Bend
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger in Kearney
Born May 2, 1970, in Denver
Parents: Roger and Donna (Hetherington) Miller
Married: Dec. 5, 1998, to Dustin Limbach in Kearney
Survivors include her husband; sons, Morgan Hansen, Noah Limbach and Gannon Limbach; her parents of Kearney; brother, David Gobble and his wife, Theresa, of Lakewood, Colo.; sister, Heather Johnson of Fort Meyer, Fla.; parents-in-law, John and Cynthia Limbach of North Bend; grandmother, Kathleen Semrad of North Bend; brothers-in-law, Devlin Limbach and Ryan Rutar, both of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Darcie Hubbard and her husband, Steve, of Morse Bluff; and several nieces and nephews and many friends
Grew up and received her education in Wauneta; earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Kearney
After marriage, lived in Kearney, worked for Affiliated Broker Insurance
Activities: loved to decorate, spend time with her kids and listen to music
Was preceded in death by grandparents; sister, Jennifer Bartlett; and niece, April Redfield
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LYNCH, Patricia Ann "Pat" (Gillespie), 80, of Holdrege died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Christian Homes Care Community in Holdrege
Services: Tuesday, First United Methodist Church in Holdrege
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer in Holdrege
Born April 3, 1932, in Kearney
Parents: Stewart W. and Eva M. (Noyes) Gillespie
Married: September 1950, to Robert L. "Bob" Lynch. He died March 10, 1993
Survivors include her children, Daniel Lynch and his wife, Barbara, and Dawn Lynch, all of Kearney, and Dean Lynch and his wife, Carie, of Holdrege; grandchildren, Lucas Lynch and his wife, Amber, and their two daughters of Lincoln, Kaci Richter and her husband, Dan, and their two daughters of Omaha, Michael Lynch and his wife, Cassie, and their two sons of Farmington, Minn.; sister-in-law, Betty Gorgen of Kearney; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Youngest of four children, grew up in and received her education in Kearney; graduated from Kearney High School with the class of 1950, was active in music and sports while in school
After marriage, lived in Holdredge
Activities: an active member of First United Methodist Church in Holdrege, taught Sunday school, was a sponsor with her husband for the MYF group; was an avid golfer at the Holdrege Country Club for many years; loved to dance and play bridge with her husband, Bob; was a talented seamstress, made draperies and upholstered furniture
Worked at the J.M. McDonalds store, KUVR radio in Holdrege and McGrath Laboratories in McCook
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughters, DeAnn and Denise in infancy; grandson, Kiel Lynch; brother, Donald; sisters, LaVonne and Lois; and brother-in-law, Gilbert "Gib" Gorgen
Memorials: First United Methodist Church in Holdrege
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NELSON, Robert Carl "Bob", 78, of Kearney, formerly of Elm Creek, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Monday, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Holdrege
Burial of cremains: Williamsburg Cemetery south of Elm Creek
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer in Holdrege
Born Feb. 22, 1934, at Holdrege
Parents: Carl Nathaniel and Lois Armetta (Pinnell) Nelson
Was baptized as a young boy at the Williamsburg Methodist Church, south of Elm Creek and was confirmed on May 17, 1959 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst; received his primary education from Phelps County District R-3, graduated from the Elm Creek High School, 1951
Military: U.S. Army, March 24, 1955-March 22, 1957; honorably discharged
Married: Sept. 28, 1958, to Helen L. Siebke at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Amherst
Survivors include his wife; son, Keith (Denise) of Elm Creek; daughter, Cindy (Larry) Habe of Ravenna; sisters, JoAnne Siebke of Evansville, Wyoming, Marilyn Ronsick (Bert) of Tuscon, Arizona; sister-in-law, Evelyn Jones of Amherst; brothers-in-law: Bob (Alberta) Siebke of Litchfield, Nebraska and Ken (Jerri) Hadwiger of Kearney; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. After marriage, lived on a farm in northern Phelps County, south of Elm Creek, engaged in his life-long love of farming
Activities: enjoyed bowling, reading, woodworking, dancing and loved attending his grandchildren’s activities; member and past president and board member of the Phelps County Farm Bureau, was a 4-H leader; was an active member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, served as usher and secretary
Ws preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dale Nelson; one brother-in-law, Bill Siebke and sister-in-law, Lorraine Hadwiger
Memorials: Kearney Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church or the Williamsburg Methodist Church
Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home (nelsonbauerfh.com)

NIXON, Warren Russell, 55, of rural Oconto died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at his home, the Rockin' N Ranch, near Oconto
Services: Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial: Concordia Cemetery near Prosser
Mortuary: Reynolds-Love in Lexington
. Born Sept. 24, 1956, in Hastings
Parents: Clifton and Dora (Frickey) Nixon
Married: Dec. 27, 1983, to Karen "Kook" Zimmer in Pueblo, Colo.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years; sons, Shaun Nixon of Kearney and Nathan Nixon of Oconto; brother, Alan Nixon and his wife, Beverly, of Kenesaw; sisters, Linda Jones of Lincoln and Sharon Simmons and her husband, Steven, of Columbus; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends
Suffered a stroke 4½ years ago
Started kindergarten in Alma, attended school in Schuyler, graduated from Columbus High School with the class of 1974; studied architectural engineering at Kearney State College
After marriage, lived in Kearney, Warren worked for Blessing Construction; began his own construction company, Nixon Construction Co.; moved to rural Oconto, 2000, worked as concrete production manager for Interstate Structures of Kearney; was involved in many jobs throughout the Kearney area such as Tri-City Arena (now Viaero Event Center), Kearney Community Theatre, The Buckle Warehouse Distribution Center on Highway 30, Brown Transfer, West Co. and Baldwin Filters; was awarded the Best Parking Lot in the State of Nebraska for the Brown Transfer job; through his business, helped sponsor many youth baseball and rodeo programs
Activities: active member of First Lutheran Church of Buffalo, served as elder and Sunday school teacher; loved hunting, fishing, trapping and cattle; had a keen sense of humor
Was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Gwen Foster
Memorials: First Lutheran Church of Buffalo Building Fund
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PAHL, Eula Louise "Billie", 91, of Kearney died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte
Memorial services: Friday at First United Methodist Church
Burial at Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born Jan. 29, 1921, in Waynoka, Okla.
Parents: Howard and Leila (Camp) Warehime
Married: Aug. 29, 1943, to Ben H. Pahl at her parents' farm at Ingersoll, Okla.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years; daughters, Bobbie Welty and her husband, Jon, of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Jackie Lashley and her husband, Mike, of North Platte; grandchildren, Ben A. Lashley and his wife, Libby, of North Platte, Amy Jo Lashley Johnston and her husband, Brian, of Adams, Phillip P. Welty and his wife, Amanda, of Hendersonville and Mitch J. Welty and his wife, Amy, of Brentwood, Tenn.; and great-grandchildren, Morgan, Maggie and Maya Lashley, Skyler and River Johnston and Megan and Michael Welty
Was the second daughter in her family; was raised on a farm near Ingersoll during the Depression and Dust Bowl; graduated from Cherokee (Okla.) High School in 1939 and was on a championship girls basketball team; graduated from Northwestern State Teachers College in Alva, Okla., with a bachelor of science degree in Spanish and commerce, 1943
Helped husband set up a dental office in Kearney; after 42 years of practice, Ben retired and they traveled extensively; moved to assisted living in North Platte to be near family, June 2012
Activities: was baptized in the Methodist Church in Ingersoll; member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney since 1947; active member of Chapter GG of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, served in all officer positions; was active in Red Cross Bloodmobile, Junior Women's Club, Duplicate Bridge Club, Women's Golf Association, B.P.O. (Does) and the Executive Board of Park School PTA for nine years
Was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Isla Maurine Warehime Smith
Memorials: P.E.O. Sisterhood or First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Kearney Hub, 15 August, 2012

PATSIOS, Dionysuis A. "Don", 58, of Kearney died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: later
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born Feb. 27, 1954, in Kearney
Parents: Anthony and Jackie (Smith) Patsios
Survivors include his half brothers, Pete and Dan, both of Newark, Tyler of Omaha and Mark of Kearney; and half sisters, Cynthia Kupp of Overton and Athena Berg of Bismarck, N.D.
Kearney Hub, 17 July, 2012

PECKMAN, Harold R. "Barney", 94, of North Platte died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at his home
Services: Wednesday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in North Platte
Burial with military honors: Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell
Mortuary: Adams & Swanson in North Platte
Born: Aug. 17, 1918, in Kearney
Parents: Roy A. and Pearl (Marlett) Peckman
Married: Feb. 5, 1948, to Mary Delores Wiest in Kearney
Survivors include his wife, Dee; children and spouses, Barbara and Lynn Cordell of Hastings, Diana and Mike Halverson of North Platte and Michael and Gina Peckman of Tacoma, Wash.; grandchildren and spouses, Gabe and Kara Cordell of Bennington, Cory and Antoinette Halverson, Tish Halverson and Carissa and Brian Deeds, all of North Platte, Kasey Halverson of Omaha, Myles Peckman of Rapid City, S.D., and Mikela Peckman and Morgan Peckman, both of Tacoma, Wash.; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Doris Clevinger of Georgia, Kenneth, Robin and Bill, all of Washington, Dick of Missouri and Paul of Arkansas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Attended Kearney High School
Military: drafted on March 4, 1942, served during World War II in Attu, Marshall Island, Philippine Island, and was wounded in a cemetery in Degome; recovered and continued to serve; was discharged on June 5, 1945
Worked for the Weaver Potato Chip Co. for 25 years
Activities: member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Elks Club, Disabled American Veterans
Was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Donald Dean, Vernon and Darrell
Memorials: Disabled American Veterans
Kearney Hub, 27 August, 2012

PEISTER, Janet R., 76, of Cody, Wyoming, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody
Graveside services: Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery in Cody
Mortuary: Ballard in Cody
Born Aug. 9, 1936, in Holdrege, Neb.
Parents: Roy and Ruth (Paxson) Gates
Married: Dec. 20, 1958, to Ronald Peister of Kearney, Neb. He died Dec. 21, 1985
Survivors include her daughters, Lynn Boyles of Deltona, Fla., and Jodi Allen and her husband, Dennis, of Billings, Mont.; sister, Ruth Landell of Shelton, Neb.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews
Graduated from Plainview High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
After marriage, lived in Lexington, Neb., where Ron taught music until they moved to Cody in 1961
Was preceded in death by her husband and her parents
Kearney Hub, 20 August, 2012

SCHUTTE, Allen, 76, of Kearney died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at his home
Services: Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill
Burial: Zion Cemetery
Mortuary: Williams in Red Cloud
Born July 18, 1936, north of Guide Rock in Webster County
Parents: Alfred and Hildred (Bangert) Schutte
Married: Nov. 24, 1966, to Norma Griess at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings
Survivors include his wife; children and families, Eric and Deanna Kitzelman, Jordan and Taylor of Kearney, Timothy and Wendy Schutte, Spencer and Jackson of Kearney, and John and Janelle Andreini, Rachel and Chloe of Lincoln; sisters, Marjorie Martin and husband, Jerry, of Acton, Calif., Kay Schutte of Hastings and Merilee Wood of Helotes, Texas; brothers, Marvin and wife, Cindy, of Canon City, Colo., and Ronald and wife Nancy of Guide Rock; and other relatives and friends
Was the oldest of nine children; was baptized Aug. 9, 1936 at Zion Lutheran Church, was confirmed Salem Lutheran Church on July 3, 1949; attended Zion Lutheran Parochial school for seven years, then went to Eckley and graduated with his class at the age of 16; missed most of the first half of his senior year because of polio
Got his pilot's license in 1954, then worked for Westland Construction Co., Kealy Construction Co. and H.V. Beahm Drywall Co. to help pay farm bills
Loved loved his profession as a farmer and cattleman; joined NFO and worked for parity prices for farmers; joined his father and brother Ron in a partnership of registered Polled Herefords, Schutte and Sons Polled Herefords; conducted many cattle tours, including the World Hereford tour; they raised the National Champion bull, 1999, received the Outstanding Breeder Award in 1997 and the Heritage Breeder Award in 2009
Activities: cherished his family and the time they spent together; served on the Guide Rock School Board for 12 years; was a faithful member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Rosemont and joined Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney; had served as elder, chairman, treasurer, Sunday School teacher and LLL as local officer and Zone 8 chairman and treasurer; had been a member of Walther League, served as local and zone president, district assistant Christian Growth chairman and State Wheat Ridge Seals director
Preceding him in death; his parents; sisters, Mary Ann Schutte and Janice Shambaugh; brother, Garry; and a nephew, Ben Schutte
Memorials: the Orphan Grain Train
Kearney Hub, 14 August, 2012

SECHTEM, Steve A., 52, of Kearney died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his home
Services: Friday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Russell (Kan.) City Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born Oct. 11, 1959, in Russell, Kansas
Parents: Everett and Fay (Thomas) Sechtem
Survivors include his mother of Kearney; brother, Weston Sechtem of Lenexa, Kan.; sister, Wendy Genereux and her husband, Bill, of Clyde, Kan.; aunt, LoAnn Sechtem of Russell; sister-in-law, CheriLea Sechtem of Omaha; and numerous nieces and nephews
Attended high school at Kearney High, graduated with the class of 1978; attended Kearney State College
Worked the majority of his life as a carpenter
Activities: member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney; enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing; had a passion for photography
Was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Wade
Memorials: AseraCare Hospice
Kearney Hub, 23 August, 2012

SHIERS, Margaret Francis 98, of Kearney, formerly of Gibbon, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Mother Hull Home
Services: Wednesday at Faith United Church in Gibbon
Burial: Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Born Nov. 30, 1913, in Herrick, S.D.
Parents: Fred and Nora (Deaver) Bundy
Married: Jan. 24, 1934, to Floyd Shiers. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her sons, Clifford "Bucky" of Gibbon, Ronald and his wife, Leah, of Terra Bella, Calif., Art and his friend, Jaci, of Lincoln and Loren and his wife, Joyce, of Ames, Iowa; daughters, Edith Brill of Gibbon and Marilyn Kraft of Heartwell; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren
Moved with her family to the Gibbon area in 1918, grew up there; graduated from Gibbon High School in 1931
After marriage, lived in the Miller and Gibbon areas, moved to Kearney in 1944; worked at Baldwin Manufacturing for many years; retired and moved to Gibbon in 1972; had been a resident of Heritage Cottage of Gibbon for five years
Activities: the church, the United Methodist Women, Mary Martha Circle and Pioneers Club; enjoyed making quilts for the 11 grandchildren
Was precede in death by her husband; son, Al; sons-in-law, Frank Brill and Chuck Kraft; and daughter-in-law, Marilyn Shiers
Kearney Hub, 20 August, 2012

SIELAFF, Valerie "Sue", 70, of Grand Island, formerly of Kearney, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grand Island
Services: Tuesday at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Axtell
Born Sept. 25, 1941, in Grand Island
Parents: Wesley and Clara (Pokorney) Etherton
Married: July 6, 1957, to Delmar Sielaff in St. Paul
Survivors include her daughters, Deb Schrack and her husband, Brad, and Karin Sheen, all of Kearney, Terri Shanahan and her husband, Jim, of Axtell and Wendy Borden and her husband, Steve, of Hastings; grandchildren, Philip Schrack of Rochester, Minn., Stephanie Potter and her husband, Brian, Zachary Sheen and Spencer Kehl, all of Kearney, Malory Shanahan of Hays, Kan., and Sara Shanahan of Axtell; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim Etherton and his wife, Carole, of Doniphan and Rick Etherton and his wife, Nancy, of Palmer; and six nieces and nephews
Attended public schools in Grand Island
Moved to Kearney in 1988; had resided at Lakeview in Grand Island for the last few years
Activities: enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her friends, co-workers and almost any sport; was a huge Husker fan
Was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Rory; and grandson, Michael
Kearney Hub, 20 August, 2012

STEPHENS, Dorothy J., 78, of Elm Creek died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Thursday at O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Born Oct. 19, 1933, in Gothenburg
Parents: Charles Edwin and Opal (Roe) Moore
Married: Oct. 19, 1952, to R. Keith Stephens in Elm Creek
Survivors include her husband; children, Dan Stephens of Gibbon, Valerie Decker and her husband, John, of Frederick, Colo., Mark Stephens and his wife, Wendy, and Sam Stephens and his wife, Michelle, all of Elm Creek, Sandra Calvin and her husband, David, of Holdrege and Sue Diaz-Dulanto and her husband, Jorge, of Lima, Peru; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Janet Benson of Loomis, George Moore and his wife, Lucy, of Overton, Beverly Crowell and her husband, Albert "Pony," and Calvin Moore and his wife, Jean, all of Elm Creek, and Mary Klein of Lexington; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews
Grew up in Gothenburg; moved to Elm Creek in 1946 and received her education at Elm Creek Public School
After marriage, was a farm wife in rural Elm Creek
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church in Elm Creek
Was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Darrel Moore; and sister, Carolyn (Moore) Epp
Memorials: Elm Creek Fire and Rescue
Kearney Hub, 21 August, 2012

STREETER, Chester W., 80, of Henderson, formerly of Elm Creek, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Henderson Care Center
Services: Monday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Chapel in Elm Creek
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Born Dec. 1, 1931, in Elm Creek
Parents: Joe and Marjorie (Harding) Streeter
Married: July 1, 1988, to Shiela Svatos in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; son, Steve and his wife, Judy, of Tavares, Fla.; daughter, Cherryle Pitt and her husband, Phil, of Cabool, Mo.; stepdaughters, Vicky Uzdill and her husband, Jay, of Fremont and Theresa Fhucre and her husband, Kevin, of Henderson; four brothers; three sisters; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren
Grew up in Elm Creek, worked as a truck driver and farm hand; bought a restaurant in Clarks, 1991; retired in 2005; loved gardening and was an avid hunter and fisherman
Was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a grandson
Kearney Hub, 11 August, 2012

TROMPKE, Helen E., 82, of Kearney died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at her home
Services: later
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger in Kearney
Born March 26, 1930, in Custer County
Parents: Raymen G. and Anna (Fortik) Trew
Married: May 21, 1949, to Dale Trompke in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Survivors include her husband; son, Larry and his wife, Janet, of rural Minden; daughters, Deb Weaver of rural Minden and Pam Long and her husband, David, of Austin, Texas; sister, Lucille Knox of Kearney; brothers, Alvin Trew and Lloyd Trew and his wife, Marge, all of Kearney; grandsons, Justin Trompke and his wife, Carrie, of Loomis, Jesse Weaver of Kearney and Chad Wells and his wife, Erica, of Axtell; granddaughters, Lisa Goldston and her husband, Tom, of Wichita, Kan., Kelli Carpenter and her husband, Steve, of Abbyville, Kan., and Jamie Weaver of Kearney; and 10 great-grandchildren
Grew up and received her education in the Ansley area
After marriage, lived in Kearney, was a homemaker; enjoyed fishing, dancing and the outdoors
Was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Everett and Harold Trew
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice
Kearney Hub, 13 August, 2012

VEEDER, Rebecca Sue "Becky", 24, of Kearney died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, as the result of a motor vehicle accident
Memorial services: Monday at O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral
Burial: Prairie Center Cemetery at Haven's Chapel
Born May 24, 1988, in York
Survivors include her father, Tim Veeder and his wife, Marsha, of Spearfish, S.D.; mother, Linda Veeder of Kearney; brothers, Chris Veeder of Axtell and Joe Veeder of Overton; grandparents, Marvin and Bonnie Gillming of Kearney and Bob and Thelma Morris of Central City; birthmother, Ruth Gray of Central City; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews
Was raised in Kearney, received her education from Boys Town, graduated in 2007
Activities: was kind-hearted and enjoyed music, animals and being around children
Was preceded in death by her birthfather, Randy Thomas, and her grandfather, Clyde Veeder
Memorials: Boys Town, Nebraska
Kearney Hub, 25 August, 2012

WENDT, Faye, 86, of Hazard died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Homestead Assisted Living in Kearney
Services: Tuesday, St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Hazard
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born Nov. 30, 1925, on her grandparents' homestead south of Pleasanton
Parents: John and Anna (Grammer) Geisler
Married: June 16, 1945, to Donald "Don" Wendt in Pleasanton. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her son, Dick Wendt and his wife, Diane, of Hazard; granddaughter, Stacey Young and her husband, Jason, of Sargent; grandsons, Jeff Wendt and his wife, Dalinda, and Ryan Wendt and his wife, Jillian, all of Pleasanton; brother, Eugene Geisler of Lincoln; sister, Shirley Chavanau and her husband, Don, of Pleasanton; great-grandchildren, Theo Williams and Jaylin Young of Sargent and Treven, Brecken, Mason and Max Wendt of Pleasanton; and many nieces and nephews
Attended school at District 87, graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1942; attended Teachers College in Kearney, began her teaching career in fall 1943; taught in rural schools, then taught in Pleasanton for many years
After marriage, lived on a farm north of Kearney, then moved near Hazard, 1951
Activities: was active in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Pleasant Hill Card Club, the Jolly Homemakers, the Laf-a-lot Club in Litchfield and the Hazard Monday Bridge Club
Was preceded in death by her husband, brother Francis; great-grandsons, Kellen Ryan Wendt and Reily John Wendt; and sister-in-law, Lucille Geisler
Kearney Hub, 6 August, 2012

WING, Joyce, 71, of Boelus died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island
Services: Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island
Burial: Souleville Cemetery west of Boelus
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born Nov. 13, 1940, in Grand Island
Parents: Wayne and Nora (James) Billington
Married: April 1, 1957, to Larry Wing in Grand Island
Survivors include her husband; daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Jim Kelly of Denver and Sondra and Carey Thompsen of San Marcos, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Penny Wing and Mark and Mindy Wing, all of New Braunfels, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Judy Simons of Boelus, Janis Helmes of Hastings and Wreta Hype of Greeley
Was educated in Grand Island, graduated from Grand Island Senior High School; earned an associate degree in accounting from LaSalle University in Chicago
After marriage, lived in Pleasanton, moved to Boelus in 1965; lived in Texas, 1984-1996; retired, 2003, and returned to Boelus
Activities: member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island; loved to travel, loved spending time with her grandkids
Was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister
Kearney Hub, 16 August, 2012
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