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MISS ETHEL RUTH SUTHERLAND

Miss Ethel Ruth Sutherland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Sutherland, Newport, died at St. Anthony's Hospital, Denver Colo., Aug. 14 at the age of 44 years, 6 months and 16 days.

Funeral services were conducted in the opera house at Newport, Friday afternoon, Aug. 18, with the Rev. Rosa Dean officiating.

Ethel Ruth Sutherland was born at Schuyler, Nebr., on Jan. 29, 1895, where she resided until November 1897 when she came to Newport, Nebr., with her parents. She resided in Newport until she moved to Craig, Colo, a few years ago, which was her home at the time of her death.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Sutherland of Newport; two sisters, Mrs. Launce Gibson of Bristow, Nebr., and Mrs. Robert Morton of Omaha, Nebr.; four brothers, Arthur and Alfred of Kansas City, Mo.; John of Kremling, Colo., and Jack of Ewing, Nebr.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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KATHRYN STRELOW

KATHRYN STRELOW -- Kathryn G. Strelow was born Febr. 20, 1914 to Oliver and Cora (Phillips) Alexander. She died Dec. 28, 1990 at the age of 76 years, 10 months and nine days.

Her childhood was spent in Rock County and Wheatland, Wyo. On March 20, 1935, Kathryn was married to Louis Strelow at Ainsworth, Nebr. To this union four children were born: Margaret, Charles Betty and Carl.

Kathryn enjoyed having her grandchildren and great grandchildren around her. Her hobbies were many. She enjoyed cooking, crafts, and crocheting.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Phillips; husband Louis; and sons, Charles and Carl.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Strelow of butte and Margaret and husband, Dewayne Buoy of Bassett; daughter-in-law, Lynn Strelow of O'Neill; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren and cousin, Dick Hopkins and wife, Lucille of Bassett.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 31 at the Hoch Funeral Home in Bassett. Interment was in the Bassett Memorial Park cemetery. Pastor Sheryl Kester officiated the services.

Casket bearers were grandsons, Monte Strelow, Mervin Buoy, Roger Buoy, Mark buoy, Tom Powers, Ed Qualley and Tory Beck.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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SGT. ALFRED H. SUTHERLAND

Full military last rites were conducted for Sgt. Alfred H. Sutherland, in Newport Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, December 30 by the Rev. Curtis Norlin. Burial was in Newport cemetery.

A military escort, composed of Cpl. Paul Dahlin and Sgt. James Smith, accompanied the body here from Clovis, New Mexico.

Sgt. Alfred H. Sutherland, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Sutherland, was born at Newport, Nebraska, December 20, 1905. He was graduated from Newport high school in the year 1926. Upon completing his schooling he moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he was employed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad company as locomotive fireman, and after working in this capacity for 15 years was promoted to locomotive engineer.

He was united in holy matrimony at Kansas City, Mo., on December 25, 1931, to Miss Helen Sullivan of Chicago, Illinois.

He became a member of the Northeast Masonic Lodge, January 1, 1942.

When inducted into the service of the United States Army May 5, 1942, he was assigned to the 713th Engineers Railway Operated Battalion, Company C, Camp William C. Reid, Clovis, New Mexico.

While awaitng expectant orders for disembarkation to foreign service, he was killed in the line of duty.

Full military services were held on December 27th, in the Army Chapel at Clovis, New Mexico and were attended by officers and enlisted men of his company.

He leaves as mourners, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Sutherland, Newport, Nebraska; his wife, Helen Kansas City, Missouri; three brothers; Arthur R., Kansas City, Mo.; John W., Grand Island, Nebr.; Jack N., Ewing, Nebr.; two sisters, Mrs. L.W. Gibson, Bristow, Nebr.; and Mrs. R.A. Morton, Omaha, Nebr.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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BERT SYBRANT

BERT SYBRANT….Funeral services for Bert Sybrant were held Febr. 12 at the First United Methodist church in Douglas, Wyo., with Rev. Harry B. Randall III officiating. Burial was in the Douglas Park cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brian Biel, Clinton Elkins, Bart Elkins, Mike Harmon, Jim Nachtman and Jerry Nachtman.

Honorary pallbearers were Les Miskimen, Don York, Dale Munkres, Lou Stecley, Rollie Sadler and Joe Martindale.

Bert Mason Sybrant was born Febr. 15, 1893 at Sybrants, Nebr. to David Oscar and Lucretia A. McFadden Sybrant and died Febr. 8, 1986 at Michael Manor in Douglas, Wyo., following a lengthy illness.

He was reared and educated in Sybrant. He married Maggie May Blake Nov. 19, 1915 at Sybrant. They farmed in the the Sybrant area until moving to Wyoming in 1927. They homesteaded in the Dull Center area along Horse creek and lived on the homestead until 1930 at which time they moved closer to Douglas so he could run a mail route from Douglas to Bill. They held that contract until 1934 when they moved back to the homestead.

They sold the homestead to the government, now part of thunder Grazing association, in 1936. They moved to Lusk in 1938 and then in 1941 they purchased a place northeast of Douglas, which is now owned by his son, Grant. They moved into Douglas in 1956 and lived there at the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, six brothers, three sisters, one half brother and four half sisters.

Survivors include Two sons, Grant of Douglas and Paul of Beulah, ND; two daughter Orva Sybrant of Douglas and Vida Elkins of Missoula, Mont.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.

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Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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FRED O. SYBRANT

Fred O. Sybrant, a resident of Rock County for over a half a century died at Rochester, Minn., Saturday, Dec. 3. Mr. Sybrant had been in failing health for some time and was taken to the Mayo Clinic for examination a week before his death.

Funeral services were held at the Sybrant church on Dec. 6 with the Rev. Allen strong officiating.

Interment was in the Sybrant cemetery.

Fred Oscar Sybrant was born on June 20, 1875 in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to David Oscar and Lucretia Sybrant. He was 63 years, five months and 13 days old at the time of his death.

He came to Rock County, Nebraska in July, 1887 at the age of 12 years, with his sister, Estella. They lived with their father on his homestead until October of that year when the mother and other members of the family migrated to Nebraska. The old homestead was located about two miles south of Mr. Sybrant's present home and it was here that he grew to manhood.

On October 21, 1900 he was married to Miss Carrie Coleman and to this union six children were born, Evert, Hazel, Austin, Elvin, Morris and Kenneth. Of these Evert and Morris have preceded him in death.

Mr. Sybrant came from a large family of three sisters and seven brothers, Mrs. May Wick, Don, Mrs. Mina Harlan, Fred, John, Herb, Blaine, Newt, Bert and Effie; and four half sisters and one half brothers, Mrs. Alice Childs, Caddy, Mrs. Harriett Corliss, Frank and Mrs. J.R. Ammon. Of these four have preceded him in death, Caddy, Frank, Mrs. Childs and Blaine.

He was a member of the Evangelical church of Sybrant for 21 years and was a consistent Christian in his dealings with his fellow men. He will be remembered as a true friend, a kind husband and loving father. Mourning his passing are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Sybrant, his daughter, Hazel and son Kenneth, at home; and sons Austin and Elvin of Bassett; three sisters, five brothers, two half sisters and many other relaives and numerous friends.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (1938)

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EBBY SYBRANT

EBBY SYBRANT….Ebenezer John Sybrant, or Ebby as he was known to his family and friends, was born to John and Minnie Lanz Sybrant on June 12, 1911 on the family homestead south of Bassett in the Fish Lake valley. He was the second of four children.

Ebby spent his entire life on the same place except for approximately one year when he and his wife lived on a place one and one half miles south called the Scotty Place. He enjoyed life on the ranch, raising Hereford Cattle and milking cows. At one time he and his family milked 50 cows by hand. He never missed a Saturday night dance often going by horseback. Ebby enjoyed telling of the cattle drives to the railroad stock yards and the sale barn with his neighbors.

On June 12, 1940 Ebby was united in marriage to Thelma Miller of Newport. To this union three children were born, Doris Elaine, Williiam John and Steven Todd. Ebby and Thelma celebrated 34 years of marriage before she died on May 21, 1975.

Ebby helped with the building of the original St. Peter Lutheran church and parsonage. He always made an effort to get his family to church and Sunday school every week regardless of the weather. He remained faithful to his church until his death even though his health prevented him from attending the past few months. In 1977 he suffered a heart attack bringing on semi-retirement.

Some of his hobbies and interests included playing cares, dancing, visiting, cribbage and putting up hay was a highlight of his summers. This past summer despite being diagnosed with cancer he worked part of two days raking hay, completing 75 years of being in the hayfield.

Ebby began his cancer treatments in June 1990. On Jan 8, 1991 he died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. He was 79 years, six months and 27 days of age. Throughout all his doctoring and the treatments and finally a month of hospitalization he remained positive and had a friendly smile.

He is survived by his daughter, Doris and husband, Adolph Nachtman of Stuart; son, Bill and wife, Carolyn of Bassett and son, Steve of Geneva; four grandsons, one granddaughter, a granddaughter-in-law, Shane and Lee Nachtman of Stuart, Scott and Dawn Sybrant of Loomis, Jeff and Jenny Sybrant of Bassett; two sisters, Alice Sybrant and husband, Ray of Bassett, Elsie Sokol of Crookston; brother, Earl Sybrant and wife, Phyllis of Bassett; five aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Thelma.

Funeral services were held Jan 11 at St. Peter Lutheran church with Pastor Sheryl Kester officiating. Music was furnished by Kristie Keller, Judith DeVall and Evelyn Armstrong. Burial was made in the Bassett Memorial Park cemetery.

Casket bearers were Frank Sokol, Lonnie Lanz, Jake Maurer, David Sybrant, Glenn Miller and LeeRoy Kruse. Honorary casket bearers were Tom Gorball, Floyd Tucker, Evertt Shaw, Elmer Harlan, Everett Stout, Kenneth Sybrant, Laurence Lange, Austin Sybrant, George Larson and Lewis Iverson.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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LAWRENCE LOREN STONE

LAWRENCE STONE…..Lawrence Loren Stone, son of Albert and Nellie Stone, was born March 19, 1919 in Loup County, Nebr., and died on Aug. 2, 1986 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Omaha at the age of 67 years, four months and 14 days, following complications from heart surgery. Lawrence was raised in the Taylor area and received his education at Taylor graduating from Loup County High School in 1937. On Febr. 27, 1945 Rocky was united in marriage to Ruby Schubert at Valentine. They lived on several ranches in Rock County before purchasing a ranch in the Sybrant community, where they resided for 26 years.

Rocky was active in the Sybrant Community church, serving as Sunday school superintendent and a adult Bible teacher for several years. In 1979 they retired from ranching and he and ruby made their home in Bassett. He served as mayor of Bassett for one term and was actively involved in community affairs. He was a member of the Lions club, trustee and grand of the IOOF Lodge 242. He was chairman of the committee that was instrumental in development of the Senior Center in Bassett.

Rocky enjoyed the outdoors, sports of all kinds and particularly fishing. Whatever Rocky's involvement, he participated with vigor and commitment. With his ready sense of humor, he easily made friends and was noted as a good neighbor. His special delight was in his five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Erwin and Melvin Stone;a nd one sister, Ruby Dilsaver.

Surviors include his wife, Ruby of Bassett; stepson, Orville Schubert and his wife, mary; grandchildren, Michael and Lolita Schubert and their children, Jacob and Kyle of Mullen; Michael and Luci Keller and their children, LaMinda, Desa and Darin of North Platte; Jane Schubert of Omaha, Kay Schubert and Angela Schubert of Bassett; brothers, Everett Stone of Brighton, Co., George Newton of Fresno, CA., sisters, Louise Gilbertson of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lois applet of Ainsworth, Doris Dilsaver and Phyllis Beat of Burwell.

Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at the Bassett United Methodist church with Pastor Mike Shield officiating. Music was provided by Stanley Larson and Mrs. Dave Swanson. Burial was in Bassett Memorial Park cemetery.

Pallbearers were Fred Swett, Darrel Sybrant, Fred Cram, Robert Beat, David Hughes and Max Appelt.

Honorary pallbearers were Bob Keller, Fritz Grandt, Karl Linke, Raymond Davis, Robin Davis and Neal Ratliff.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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MARY ALICE SCOTT

Mary Alice Scott, daughter of Geroge B. and Martha E. Scott, was born at Wells, Minn., Febr 15, 1871 and passed away at the Stuart hospital, July 18, at the age of 69 years, 5 months and 3 days. She, with her parents, moved to what is now Rock county in the summer of 1884. From Rock County she moved to Keya Paha county and then to Bonesteel, SD in 1890. She was united in Marriage to James P. Brown of Wheeler, SD on February 14, 1892. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Rock County where they resided until the time of her death.

Eight children were born to this union one son passing away in infancy. Two brothers have also preceded her in death.

Mourning her passing are her husband, James P. Brown, Sr.; seven children, Hattie May Beck, Mattie Elizabeth Alderman, Ollie Estella Beck, James P., Jr. Edith Alice Brown, Helen Bernice Brown, Edna Pearl Bishop, all of Newport, Nebr. except Edith who is at Mariaville. There are also 19 grandchildren, one great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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NELLIE STOLCPART

NELLIE STOLCPART…..Funeral services were held at the Bassett United Methodist church, Aug. 10 at 2 pm for Nellie Stolcpart with Fr. Delmer Dorsey officiating. Music was provided by JoAnn Swanson, Bettye Stolcpart and Rod Stolcpart. Burial was in Bassett Memorial Park cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gerald Gesireich, Jerry Kaup, Reno Gordon, Rodger Kaup, Bert Nolles and Bob Gilg.

Nellie Johanna Christensen was born Nov. 17, 1894 to Chris C. and Anna Hansen Christensen at Clinton, Nebr. and died Aug. 6, 1987 at the Bethesda Care Center at the age of 92 years, eight months and 20 days. She moved to Newport with her parents and helped with the work in many homes, worked at the hotel and central office in Newport.

On April 23, 1919 she was united in marriage to Edward Stolcpart and to this union three daughters were born, Fern, Gladys and Doris. They lived on a ranch three and a half miles southwest of Newport until 1973 when they moved to Bassett. Ed died on aug. 21, 1975. She continued to live in their home until she fell and broke her leg. She entered Bethesda Care Center on March 25, 1977 which was her home, except for two and a half months when she was back at her home.

Nellie ws preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward; sisters, Amelia, Anna Vargason, Mary Patterson, Louise DeBolt; and a brother, Peter Christensen.

She is survived by her three daughters, Fern Nolles of Clayton, Okla., Gladys Sybrant of Bassett and Doris Cerny of Greenville, Ohio; six grandsons, Dale, Allen, Jim and Kyle sybrant, Neil and David Cerny; one granddaughter, Mary Roggasch; and 12 great grandchildren.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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JOSEPH STOLCPART

Funeral services for Joseph Stolcpart were held in Bassett Methodist church, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 20, with the Rev. Lloyd E. Watt officiating. Interment was in the Newport cemetery.

Joseph Stolcpart was born in Prestic, Austria on May 9, 1873, and departed this life at the Ainsworth hospital, Ainsworth, Nebraska, November 17, 1943 at the age of 70 years, six months and eight days. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stolcpart. At the age of 9 years he came with his parents to America, locating at Crete, Nebr. From there Joseph, or "Joe" as he was generally called, came to Rock County where he resided for fifty-nine years.

He leaves to mourn his passing five sisters, Mrs. Joseph Gilg, Newport; Mrs. Anne Keebaugh, Newport; Mrs. Josie Rupert, Gainford, Canada; Mrs. Sophia Lashmett, Newport; Mrs. Emma Campbell, Stuart; and two brothers, Frank and Ed of Newport. Many years ago one sister, Mrs. Barbara Davenport, of Bassett; and a brother, Charley, of Newport preceeded him in death.

Old timers of Rock and Keya Paha counties remember Joe as one of the outstanding freighters who braved all kinds of weather and hazardous roads to convey merchandise for many pioneer business firms of these two counties. He was always ready to help someone in need regardless of how heavy the task for he never shunned hard work and this, in combination, with his genuine friendliness, won him a host of friends.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (1943)

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MRS. EVERETT STOUT

MRS. EVERETT STOUT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Everett Stout were held at the Rose Evangelical church Monday, Dec. 26, the Rev. Allen Strong, officiating.

Mrs. Stout passed away at the Long Pine hospital, Friday Dec. 23, at the age of 22 years and 28 days.

Clara Augusta Schroder was born in southern Rock County, Nov. 25, 1916, to John and Minnie Schroder. She received her education in rural school district 55.

On Oct. 13, 1937 she was united in marriage to Everett Stout of Bassett and they continued to make their home in this locality.

Mourning her passing are her husband, Everett; her father and mother, John and Minnie Schroder of Rose; three brothers, William of Duff; Carl and Alfred of Burwell. One brother preceded her in death.

Interment was in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (1938)

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ELBERT STUART

Elbert Stuart Stout, resident of Rock County, Nebr., for almost 31 years, died at his home June 7, 1941 after a lingering illness of over two years, at the age of 73 years 8 days. Mr. Stout was born in Megs County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. In 1899 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary C. Finnegan. Mr. Stout, together with his wife and one son, came to Rock county, April 10, 1910 where he took a Kinkaid homestead, there he resided until a short time before his death. Due to failing health he moved from his homestead to a smaller place and gave up active farming.

Those who mourn his passing are: his wife, Mary C.; two sons, Elbert of Rose and Evert, living at home; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ed Hulac of Norfolk; one step-son, L.L. Finnegan of North Platte; two brothers and two sisters, Gustav, Abner, Mrs. Alice Bean and Mrs. Ed White, all of Megs County, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Heaton of Ponca; four grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors.

Mr. Stout was a good husband, a good father and a good neighbor. He was loved by all who knew him.

Following a very brief service at the home at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, June 10, funeral services were held at the Rose Hill church at 2:30, Rev. Allen Strong officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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CHARLES PHILLP STRELOW

CHARLES PHILLIP STRELOW was born Sept. 20, 1937 to Louis and Kathryn (Alexander) Strelow at Bassett, and died July 9, 1982.

He graduated from Rock County High school in 1955 and served in the military service from 1956 to 1959. Two years were spent in Germany. After his release from military service he returned home to Rock county and was employed in ranching.

On Sept. 16, 1962 he was united in marriage to Lynn Cook of O'Neill. To this union one son, Monte and three daughters, Regina, Lynette, and Connie were born. In 1968 he began dairy farming in Rock County. At the present time his family resides on the family homestead.

He enjoyed his work with the American Legion. Helping his family with their 4-H work also was a pastime. He was active with the ASCS, Rock county fair board, Masons and many other community activities.

He is survived by his wife Lynn; son, Monte; three daughters, Regina, Lynette and Connie; parents, Louis and Kathryn Strelow; two sisters Margaret Buoy and Betty Strelow; parents-in-law, Milford and Donna Cook and family, brothers-in-law, Dewayne Buoy and Dennis Cook and wife; two nieces and four nephews.

Funeral services were held July 12, at the United Methodist church in Bassett. Pastors John Jones and Todd Karges officiated and burial was in the Bassett memorial Park cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bob Hoffman, Bob Mitchell, Dick Tracy, Duane Sedlacek, Keith Sandall and Dave Stibor.

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Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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CARL LOUIS STRELOW

CARL LOUIS STRELOW, the youngest son of Louis and Kathryn (Alexander) Strelow was born Aug. 18, 1945 at Bassett and died July 9, 1982.

He graduated from Rock County High school in 1964 and made his home at the home place. He spent his life ranching and farming.

Carl was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and traveling. He was always available to lend a helping hand to the neighbors and friends whenever needed.

He is survived by his parents, Louis and Kathryn Strelow; two sisters, Margaret Buoy and Betty Strelow; brother-in-law Dewayne Buoy; sister-in-law, Lynn Strelow; four nieces and four nephews.

Funeral services were held July 12, 1982 at the United Methodist church in Bassett. Pastors John Jones and Todd Karges officiated and burial was in the Bassett Memorial Park cemetery.

Pallbearers were Larry may, Delane May, Garry Vargason, Ed Hall, Eddie Davis, and Jim Fuhrman.

Contributor: Beverly Hopkins :: bbeegle@hunttel.net
Source: Rock County Leader (UNKN)

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