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Obituaries from January 2002

James 'Maze' R. Mazanec (01/30/02)
James 'Maze' R. Mazanec ATWOOD -- James "Maze" Raymond Mazanec, 67, died Monday (Jan. 28, 2002) at his sister's home in Atwood. He was born May 26, 1934, on a farm north of Colby, Kan., to Adolph and Hattie (Kobza) Mazanec. He was a farmer, welder, truck driver, carpenter and mechanic...
Gerald W. 'Jerry' Gammill (01/23/02)
Gerald W. 'Jerry' Gammill NAMPA, Idaho -- Gerald W. "Jerry" Gammill, 89, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) at a hospital in Boise, Idaho. He was born Dec. 14, 1912, to Elwood and Nellie Gammill in a sod house near Stockville. His early years of schooling were spent in Indianola and Bartley. He graduated from Bartley High School in 1931. In 1933, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and spent a year in Oregon, felling timber, building roads and working in a rock quarry...
Homer Elwin Hoff (01/23/02)
Homer Elwin Hoff WAUNETA -- Homer Elwin Hoff, 85, died Monday (Jan. 21, 2002) at Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva. He was born May 14, 1916, at Wauneta to Amil W. and Clara (Burham) Hoff. He graduated from Wauneta High School in 1934, and attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He returned to Wauneta and became a lifelong farmer...
Urbin 'Shorty' Wolkensdorfer (01/23/02)
Urbin 'Shorty' Wolkensdorfer WRAY, Colo. -- Urbin "Shorty" Wolkensdorfer, 84, died Thursday (Jan. 17, 2002) at Cedar Dale Rest Home in Wray. He was born Aug. 14, 1917, to Paul and Mary Wolkensdorfer in Herndon. He served in the 2nd Battalion of the 10th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Division in the Third Army under General George Patton. ...
Verla E. (Grout) Most Bendes (01/23/02)
Verla E. (Grout) Most Bendes DENVER, Colo. -- Verla E. (Grout) Most Bendes, 85, died Sunday (Jan. 20, 2002) at Hospice of St. John's in Denver. She was born Nov. 11, 1916, in Rawlins County to Robert Rose and Edna Emily (Lloyd) Grout. She attended Fairview District No. 48 and Atwood Community High School. She lived in Maywood, Portland, Ore., and Atwood before moving to Denver in 1956...
Neomia Lee Spainhower (01/23/02)
Neomia Lee Spainhower AURORA, Colo. -- Neomia Lee Spainhower, 90, formerly of Parks, died Saturday, (Jan. 19, 2002) at the Aurora Care Center -- Hospice of Metro Denver. She was born May 8, 1911, to Morris and Sally (Moser) Brooks at Kansas City, Kan...
Madeline Anna Baker (01/22/02)
Madeline Anna Baker Madeline Anna Baker, 84, died Saturday (Jan. 19, 2002) at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln. She was born Nov. 15, 1917, in the St. Ann Community, to August and Arvilla Marie (Smith) Schilz. She attended St. Patrick School and McCook Public School...
Rosa-E. Nelson-Wilcox (01/22/02)
Rosa E. Nelson-Wilcox Rosa E. Nelson-Wilcox, 93, died Sunday (Jan. 20, 2002) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born Nov. 6, 1908, at rural Culbertson, to Asa E. and Lula Maud (Sommers) Schlegel. She graduated from McCook High School in 1926. On June 1, 1927, she married Guy Nelson in Culbertson. He preceded her in death in 1972 and she married J. Lynn Wilcox on Dec. 23, 1978. He died in 1987...
William Clark Brock (01/22/02)
William Clark Brock JENNINGS -- William Clark Brock, 79, died Monday (Jan. 21, 2002) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born Oct. 17, 1922, to Kenneth and Bertha (Tacha) Brock in Jennings. He grew up and attended school in Jennings. He served a tour of duty in World War II in the Pacific Theater...
Bill Schlagel (01/21/02)
Bill Schlagel ENID, Okla. -- Bill Schlagel, 38, died Saturday (Jan. 19, 2002) at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Enid, Okla. He was born March 20, 1963, in Cambridge to James and Maryellen (Kennedy) Schlagel. He moved to Enid in 1989 and worked at St. Mary's as director of the Cardio-Respiratory Care Unit. He married Dede Fisher on June 18, 1999...
Gordon T. Brannan (01/21/02)
Gordon T. Brannan GALVESTON, Texas -- Gordon Thomas Brannan, 40, died Friday (Jan. 18, 2002) at the University of Texas Medical Center in Galveston. He was born Oct. 9, 1960, at Akron, Colo., to Gary E. and Janet L. (Brinkmann) Brannan and attended school in Yuma and Aurora, Colo. In the fall of 1973, the family moved to Stratton. He graduated from Stratton High School in 1980...
Allen Dewane Anderson (01/21/02)
Allen Dewane Anderson TRENTON -- Allen Dewane Anderson, 69, died Friday (Jan. 18, 2002) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born May 12, 1932, at Trenton to Henry and Dorothy Lena (Cole) Anderson. He grew up in Trenton where he graduated from Trenton High School in 1950...
G.R. 'Bob' Shackleton (01/21/02)
G.R. 'Bob' Shackleton GOTHENBURG -- G.R. "Bob" Shackleton, 67, died Thursday (Jan. 17, 2002) at his home in Gothenburg after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Oct. 15, 1934, at Hollinger to Howard and Fay Shackleton. He spent his youth at Cornell, Wis. before moving to Beaver City where he graduated from high school in 1953...
Viola Mae (Hale) Raburn (01/18/02)
Viola Mae (Hale) Raburn CAMBRIDGE -- Viola Mae (Hale) Raburn, 89, died Wednesday (Jan. 16, 2002) at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. She was born Sept. 7, 1912, at Colt, Ark., to Joseph Henry and Myrtle May (Brothers) Hale. On Jan. 15, 1926, she married Floyd E. Raburn in Quitman County, Miss., and lived in Birdie, Miss. From 1929-46, they lived in Decatur County, Kan., Lebanon and Bartley. In 1946, they moved to Cambridge...
Lidya 'Lela' Klein (01/18/02)
Lidya 'Lela' Klein RED LODGE, Mont. -- Lidya "Lela" Klein, 98, died Wednesday (Jan. 16, 2002) in Cedar Wood Villa in Red Lodge. She was born Jan. 22, 1903, in McCook to Conrad and Marie (Amen) Bauer. She moved to Colorado when she was young. On Feb. 11, 1924, she married Samuel Klein in Iliff, Colo. They made their home in McCook...
Marian M. Browning (01/18/02)
Marian M. Browning WAUNETA -- Marian M. Browning, 82, died Wednesday (Jan. 16, 2002) at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 22, 1920, in Ogallala to C.H. and Minnie (Davidson) Browning. She grew up and attended school in Ogallala. On Mar. ...
Burdette 'Bert' Hesterwerth (01/18/02)
Burdette 'Bert' Hesterwerth COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Burdette "Bert" Hesterwerth, 89, died Oct. 2, 2001, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was born Sept. 20, 1912, in Red Willow County to John and Philemona (Schmitz) Hesterwerth. He attended school in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1931...
Phyllis E. Gray (01/18/02)
Phyllis E. Gray ROCA -- Phyllis Elaine Gray, 74, of Benkelman, died Thursday (Jan. 17, 2002) at her daughter's home in Roca. She was born May 31, 1927, in Dundy County to David A. and Manila A. (Osborn) Merklin. She attended school in Dundy County...
Neva I. Province (01/23/02)
Neva I. Province Neva I. Province, 66, died Tuesday (Jan. 22, 2002) at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln. She was born July 11, 1935, to Virgil E. and Elsie Leota (Horn) Cochran in Oberlin. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1953. On April 8, 1954, she married Bob L. Province in Oberlin. In 1962, they moved to McCook. She was employed by Dayco for many years. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Bob in 1973; one sister, Wilma Mott; and infant twin brothers, Lee and Rea Cochran...
Flossie Jane Bass (01/24/02)
Flossie Jane Bass SHREVEPORT, La. -- Flossie Jane Bass, 88, died Monday (Jan. 21, 2002) at Westwood Manor Nursing Center in Shreveport, La. She was preceded in death by a son, C.L. "Sam" Bass; a sister; three brothers; and one grandson. Survivors include her husband C.F. ...
James Doran 'Jake' McCoy (01/24/02)
James Doran 'Jake' McCoy ARAPAHOE -- James Doran "Jake" McCoy, 74, died Tuesday (Jan. 22, 2002) at his home in Arapahoe. He was born Dec. 31, 1927 to Stacy B. and Edith E. (Thomas) McCoy near Holbrook. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1945, and attended the University of Nebraska before enlisting in the U.S. ...
Earl Brough (01/30/02)
Earl Brough TRENTON -- Earl Brough, 70, died Saturday (Jan. 26, 2002) at El Dorado Manor. He was born Feb. 10, 1931, at Laird, Colo., to Cleo and Drussil (Brown) Brough. He grew up in St. Francis and Denver, Colo., and graduated in Rexford in 1949. On Dec. ...
Robert D. Niccolson (01/30/02)
Robert D. Niccolson SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Robert Dale Niccolson, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at his home in Arizona. He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in McCook to Leslie and Mina (Pearl) Niccolson. He graduated from McCook High School in 1942. He was a World War II veteran and a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborn Division. He received a Purple Heart after being wounded in the Battle of the Bulge...
Wendell P. Cheney (01/30/02)
Wendell P. Cheney Wendell P. Cheney, 93, died Monday (Jan. 28, 2002) at his home in McCook. He was born Aug. 15, 1908, in Stockville to Luke and Clara (Vance) Cheney. He attended Stockville Public Schools through the ninth grade when his family moved to McCook. ...
Olga Hutt (01/30/02)
Olga Hutt Olga Hutt, 92, died Saturday (Jan. 26, 2002) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born March 26, 1909, in Kana, Russia, to Henry and Lydia (Neb) Kembell. The family moved to America in 1913. She grew up in Keenesburg, Colo. On Aug. 29, 1928, she married Edward Williams and they made their home in Fort Morgan, Colo. He passed away in 1957...
Lucile E. Harrison (01/30/02)
Lucile E. Harrison WAUNETA -- Lucile Eva Harrison, 87, died Wednesday (Jan. 23, 2002) at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home, Wauneta. She was born May 22, 1914, at Spencer to Vaughn and Eva (Cadwell) Ticknor. She grew up and attended school in Anoka. She graduated from Anoka High School in 1932. She was employed as a telephone operator in Norfolk and Alliance...
Doris E. (Newman) Chatfield (01/29/02)
Doris E. (Newman) Chatfield OMAHA -- Doris E. (Newman) Chatfield, 87, died Friday (Jan. 25, 2002) in Winnebago, Wis. She was born Jan. 11, 1915, to Jefferson J. and Beulah H. (Reed) Newman on the last homestead in Perkins County. She graduated from Palisade High School in 1932. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1944 and was a member of the UNL Marching Band. She taught school in Omaha, Grant, Palisade, and Ogden, Utah...
Jessie M. Wilson-Hecht (01/29/02)
Jessie M. Wilson-Hecht CURTIS -- Jessie May Wilson-Hecht, 99, died Sunday (Jan. 27, 2002) at the Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis. She was born Mar. 9, 1902, near Stromsburg to Allison Tecumseh and Emma (Burke) Wilson. The family lived in Arcadia, where she attended school through the 11th grade. ...
Jan F. MacBee (01/29/02)
Jan. F. McBee NORTH PLATTE -- Jan. F. McBee, 58, died Sunday (Jan. 27, 2002) at Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte. She was born on Jan. 6, 1944, in Trenton to DeWayne and Lola (Hutchinson) Dodge. She grew up in Trenton and graduated from Trenton High School in 1962...
Margaret 'Madge' Kaus (01/28/02)
Margaret 'Madge' Kaus OBERLIN -- Margaret "Madge" Kaus, 89, died Sunday (Jan. 27, 2002) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born April 9, 1912, to Bernard and Hedwig "Hatti" (Zodrow) Schroer in Cottonwood, Idaho. She was raised in Ferdinand, Idaho and attended Idaho County Elementary and Ferdinand High School...
Josephine Martintzer (01/28/02)
Josephine Marintzer OBERLIN -- Josephine Marintzer, 84, died Saturday (Jan. 26, 2002) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Oct. 4, 1917, to Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Neuberger) Solko in rural Herndon. She was raised on a farm west of Herndon and attended St. Mary's Parochial School...
Elmer E. Harrison (01/25/02)
Elmer E. Harrison IMPERIAL -- Elmer E. Harrison, 94, died Thursday (Jan. 24, 2002) at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. He was born March 18, 1907, in Dundy County to William "Jack" and Millie (Gosney) Harrison. He attended school in the country and assisted his parents in the farm work...
Rosa M. Loschen (01/25/02)
Rosa M. Loschen YORK -- Rosa M. Loschen, 86, died Thursday (Jan. 24, 2002) at Hearthstone Care Center in York. She was born on Nov. 23, 1915, in Bladen to August and Lucy (Hensel) Hubert. She went to school in Bladen and began working for families with new babies...
Lawrence Joseph 'Mike' Weskamp (01/25/02)
Lawrence Joseph 'Mike' Weskamp Lawrence Joseph "Mike" Weskamp, 82, died Thursday (Jan. 24, 2002) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born March 25, 1919, to Fred Paul and Katherine Marie (Vontz) Weskamp at Danbury where he grew up and graduated from rural school...
Patricia D. Stapp (01/25/02)
Patricia D. Stapp OBERLIN -- Patricia D. Stapp, 70, died Thursday (Jan. 24, 2002) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Jan. 22, 1931, in rural Norton, Kan., to Fay and Veva (Cuthbertson) Hatcher. She graduated from Norcatur High School in 1949...
Jacob Ira Wasson (01/25/02)
Jacob Ira Wasson OBERLIN -- Jacob I. Wasson, 18, died Friday (Jan. 25, 2002) in Oberlin. He was born July 5, 1983, in Oberlin to James and Laurie (Lotker) Wasson. He went Oberlin Elementary School and Decatur Community High School. He was a member of Maverick 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America...
Ron D. Morse (01/25/02)
Ron D. Morse ARAPAHOE -- Ron D. Morse, 62, Thursday (Jan. 24, 2002) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born Jan. 15, 1940, in Arapahoe to Daniel and Mary (Inman) Morse. He grew up in Arapahoe and Cambridge. He moved to El Segundo, Calif., where he graduated from El Segundo in 1959...
Marie M. Littlefield (01/25/02)
Marie M. Littlefield CURTIS -- Marie M. Littlefield, 102, died Friday (Jan. 25, 2002) at Sunset Haven Nursing Home. She was born Mar. 30, 1899, in Lincoln County to Jens and Nellie (Swink) Jensen. She graduated from Nebraska School of Agriculture in 1918. She taught school for a year south of Curtis...
Elva Viola Brumagin (01/18/02)
Elva Viola Brumagin ROCKPORT, Texas -- Elva Viola Brumagin, 88, died Thursday (Jan. 17, 2002) in Rockport. She was born July 2, 1913, at Yuma, Colo. She lived in McCook for 43 years, and wintered in Rockport until 1992, when she made it her permanent residence...
Martha A. Schneider (01/17/02)
Martha A. Schneider OMAHA -- Martha A. Schneider, 83, died Tuesday (Jan. 15, 2002). She was born Nov. 18, 1918, east of Quick in Frontier County to Bryan and Arlilla (Jewell) Harrison. She attended rural school through the eighth grade and earned her high school diploma later in her adult life...
Eugene Carl Steinke (01/17/02)
Eugene Carl Steinke WAUNETA -- Eugene Carl Steinke, 85, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2002) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. He was born Nov. 28, 1916, south of Trenton to Carl and Mary (Raymond) Steinke. He attended school through the eighth grade and worked with his father on the farm...
Alvena F. Ecker (01/08/02)
Alvena F. Ecker HERNDON -- Alvena F. Ecker, 93, died Sunday (Jan. 6, 2002) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born April 10, 1908, on a farm north of Herndon to Otto and Emma Ida (Wudtke) Schwarz. She was raised on the farm and attended the Richland School at rural Herndon...
Audra E. Steinmetz (01/07/02)
Audra E. Steinmetz OBERLIN -- Audra E. Steinmetz, 89, died Sunday (Jan. 6, 2002) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born July 12, 1912, in Sherman Township, Decatur County, to Thomas J. and Betsey Jane (Plumb) Dimmitt. She was raised on a farm in Sherman Township and attended Sherman School. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1931...
Cecil F. Stacey (01/07/02)
Cecil F. Stacey SELDEN -- Cecil F. Stacey, 79, died Friday (Jan. 4, 2002) at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo. He was born on Sept. 2, 1922, in Mingo, Kan., to Tom and Anna (Reel) Stacey. He was raised in Mingo and Jennings and then moved to Selden in 1931. He attended school at Selden...
Francis Brown Johnson (01/07/02)
Francis Brown Johnson COLUMBUS -- Francis Brown Johnson, 88, died Saturday (Jan. 5, 2002) at the Genoa Community Hospital Long Term Care Center. He was born Nov. 15, 1913, in Decatur County, Kan., to Adolph and Lizzie (Brown) Johnson. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1930...
Bessie Knight Wade (01/07/02)
Bessie Knight Wade CAMBRIDGE -- Bessie Knight Wade, 83, died Saturday (Jan. 5, 2002) at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland. She was born July 17, 1919, at Danbury, to Johnnie and Susie (Seaman) Thomas. She grew up in the Danbury and Lebanon communities and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1935...
Roland P. 'Bus' Johnson (01/07/02)
Roland P. 'Bus' Johnson ARAPAHOE -- Roland P. "Bus" Johnson, 91, died Saturday (Jan. 5, 2002) at his home in Arapahoe. He was born Jan. 22, 1910, at Arapahoe to John A. and Alice (Story) Johnson. He grew up on the family farm southwest of Arapahoe and attended country school in District No. 55. After school he moved to Longmont, Colo...
Ruth Vieth (01/04/02)
Ruth Vieth GRAND ISLAND -- Ruth Vieth, 78, died Saturday (Dec. 29, 2001) at the Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island. She was born April 8, 1923, at Dickens to Leo and Anastasia (Wasia) Kotschwar. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Grand Island. After graduating from high school, she taught in rural schools for two years...
W. Lloyd Huff (01/04/02)
W. Lloyd Huff ATWOOD -- W. Lloyd Huff, 91, died Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2002) at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. He was born Dec. 21, 1910, at Denver, Colo., to Lloyd Alpha and Margaret Ellen (Hatch) Huff. He graduated from Colorado State College at Greeley, Colo. He was a teacher for several years before entering the service...
Arthur E. Hertzler Knox, M.D. (01/04/02)
Arthur E. Hertzler Knox, M.D. A.E. Hertzler Knox, M.D., of Simsbury, Conn., died Dec. 31, 2001, at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, Conn. He leaves his wife, Doris (Hegenberger) Knox whom he married in McCook on Feb. 28, 1942. He also leaves his children, Cynthia Knox Oxendine, a doctor of clinical anthropology in Flagstaff, Ariz., Pamela D. Lavery of Farmington, and A.E. Hertzler Knox, M.D., a pediatrician in Bristol, Conn; five grandchildren; and five great-grandsons...
Herman Nordhausen (01/04/02)
Herman Nordhausen WAUNETA -- Herman Nordhausen, 91, died Thursday (Jan. 3, 2002) at his home in Wauneta. Survivors include his wife, Alvina Nordhausen of Wauneta; three daughters, Anita Smith and husband, Mert of Seward, Veleta Sutherland and husband, Jim of Battle Lake, Minn., and Judy Evers and husband Rudy of Wauneta; two sons, Robert of Enders, and Harold and wife, Janet of Wauneta; one daughter-in-law, Colleen Nordhausen-Garton of Windsor, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Carl Robert Siebecker (01/04/02)
Carl Robert Siebecker CAMBRIDGE -- Carl Robert Siebecker, 83, died Friday (Jan. 4, 2002) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1918, at Orafino to Carl F. and Carrie (Max) Siebecker. On May 26, 1951, he married Bonnie Robeson at McCook...
Donna Mae Frank (01/04/02)
Donna Mae Frank CURTIS -- Donna Mae Frank, 62, died Thursday (Jan. 3, 2002) at the Sunset Haven Rest Home in Curtis. She was born May 5, 1939, at Bartley, and lived her entire life in that area. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Marion...
Pansy I. Milleson (01/03/02)
Pansy I. Milleson LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Pansy I. Milleson, 88, formerly of McCook, died Dec. 13, 2001. She was born Feb. 18, 1913, at Oberlin to James and Myrtle (Baugher) Milleson. She was raised in the Oberlin and McCook area, and graduated from McCook High School in 1932...
Donald 'Bounce' Ray Herbert (01/02/02)
Donald 'Bounce' Ray Herbert PALISADE -- Donald "Bounce" Ray Herbert, 43, died Saturday (Dec. 29, 2001) at his home in Palisade. He was born Dec. 1, 1958, at Stratton to Charles and Marcella (Worske) Herbert. He was baptized into the Christian faith and attended school in Palisade. During high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at San Diego, Calif...
Dorothy Pauline Boyd (01/02/02)
Dorothy Pauline Boyd CURTIS -- Dorothy Pauline (Walter) Boyd, 73, died Monday (Dec. 31, 2001) at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis. She was born June 25, 1928, at McCook to George and Marie Katherine (Lesser) Walter. She was baptized in 1928 and confirmed in 1943 at the Westside First Congregational Church. She attended grade school and high school in McCook. She worked briefly for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company prior to her marriage...
George W. Norman (01/02/02)
George W. Norman ORONOCO, Minn. -- George W. Norman, 72, died Saturday (Dec. 29, 2001) at his home in Oronoco. He was born Aug. 8, 1929, at Wauneta to Frank Melvin and Anna Meta (Christenson) Norman. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1951. On May 8, 1953, he married Eunice L. Kohmetscher at McCook. He was a police officer in Rochester, Minn., for 21 years, and retired in 1980. He was also a security guard at the Marquette Bank for 17 years, and a greeter at Wal-Mart...
Keith T. Bowen (01/02/02)
Keith T. Bowen FRIEND -- Keith T. Bowen, 74, died Monday (Dec. 31, 2001) at the Friend Manor. He was born March 12, 1927, on a farm near Beverly to James Fulton and Grace (Skelton) Bowen. He attended school at Trenton, graduating in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from Dec. 21, 1945 to Jan. 28, 1947...
Theodore F. 'Ted' Wendland (01/08/02)
Theodore F. 'Ted' Wendland ARAPAHOE -- Theodore F. 'Ted' Wendland, 88, died Sunday (Jan. 6, 2002) at Phelps Memorial Hospital at Holdrege. He was born June 11, 1913, in the Immanuel Community in Gosper County to Julius and Auguste (Schievelbein) Wendland. He grew up in Gosper County where he attended Immanuel Lutheran School. He worked on farms in Gosper and Hitchcock counties...
Marjorie Maurie 'Mack' Zander (01/08/02)
Marjorie Maurie 'Mick' Zander Marjorie Maurie "Mick" Zander, 84, passed peacefully into her eternal life with Jesus on Nov. 20, 2001, after 9 years of living with various mutations of breast cancer. She was born July 6, 1917, at the family home in Arapahoe, Neb., to Ralph and Vesper Hill. ...
John Eugene Ruda (01/08/02)
John Eugene Ruda ATWOOD -- John Eugene Ruda, 90, died Sunday (Jan. 6, 2002) at the Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. He was born June 21, 1911, on the family homestead in the Driftwood Township near Atwood to Frank and Stephana (Horinek) Ruda. He attended the North Divide country school and a school in Brainard. He graduated from Atwood High School in 1929 and then attended Coyne Electronic School in Chicago, Ill...
Audrey M. (Black) Searcey (01/17/02)
Audrey M. (Black) Searcey LIBERTY -- Audrey M. (Black) Searcey, 80, died Tuesday (Jan. 15, 2002) at the Goldcrest Retirement Center in Adams. She was born March 18, 1921, on a farm near Liberty to Arthur and Pearl (McKamey) Black. She spent her childhood there, graduating from Liberty High School in 1939...
Edith A. Scott (01/16/02)
Edith A. Scott EMPORIA, Kan. -- Edith A. Scott, 65, formerly of Palisade, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Newman Regional Health Center in Emporia. She was born Aug. 11, 1936, at Olathe, Colo., to Albert Jensen and Minnie Edith (Baker) Meints. She was baptized in Olathe. In 1945, the family moved to Culbertson and then to the Palisade community in 1946. Edith was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Palisade. She graduated from Palisade High School in 1955...
Clifford Smith (01/16/02)
Clifford Smith HASTINGS -- Clifford Smith, 66, formerly of McCook, died Tuesday (Jan. 15, 2002) at Perkins Nursing Home in Hastings. He was born on May 8, 1935, at McCook to Paul P. and Marie (Wind) Smith. He graduated from McCook High School in 1953. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served until 1959, when he was honorably discharged...
David C. Dodson (01/16/02)
David C. Dodson OXFORD -- David C. Dodson, 43, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at his home east of Beaver City. He was born Dec. 30, 1958, at Holdrege to Ralph and Betty (Payne) Dodson. He grew up on a farm north of Funk and attended high school in Axtell...
Bernice A. Hummels (01/16/02)
Bernice A. Hummels BATTLE GROUND, Wash. -- Bernice A. Hummels, 93 died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) at Parkway North Care Center in Battle Ground, Wash. She was born Dec. 17, 1908, in Hildreth and was married to Francis "Tiny" Hummels. She was a beauty operator in McCook for two years...
Ema L. McIntyre (01/16/02)
Ema L. McIntyre BATESVILLE, Ark. -- Ema L. McIntyre, 94, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Batesville, Ark. She was born April 17, 1907, in rural Seldon, to Joseph and Jennie (Kiefer) Knitig. She attended school in a one-room building in Vickers Community...
John 'Al J' A. Depperschmitt (01/16/02)
John 'Al J' A. Depperschmidt DRESDEN -- John "Al J" A. Depperschmidt, 70, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) in his home in Dresden. He was born July 18, 1931, in Hays, Kan., to Seraphine and Anna (Feldt) Depperschmidt. He grew up in Menlo and Dresden and attended Menio and Hoxie schools...
Capt. Chauncie 'Sam' Bass (01/15/02)
Capt. Chauncie 'Sam' Bass SHREVEPORT, La. -- Capt. Chauncie "Sam" Bass, 58, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) at his home in Shreveport. He was born in Falls City to C.F. "Sonny" and Flossie Bass. He served in the U.S. Army. He served with the Shreveport Fire Department for 25 years, retiring at the rank of captain. He was the former owner/operator of Bass Motors in Shreveport...
Cornie L. Robison (01/15/02)
Cornie L. Robison TRENTON -- Cornie L. Robison, 83, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. He was born Feb. 19, 1918, at Maumee, Ark., to Elbert Marion and Lillie Belle (Williams) Robison. He grew up in Maumee and received his education there...
Crystal Zimbelman (01/11/02)
Crystal Leigh Zimbelman IMPERIAL -- Crystal Leigh Zimbelman, 16, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Jan. 2, 1986, at Perkins County Hospital in Grant to Lonnie and Diane (Rammage) Zimbelman of Enders. She was raised in Enders and attended school in Imperial. She attended McCook Junior High School for her freshman year and was a sophomore at Chase County High School at the time of her death...
Lois Steiner (01/11/02)
Lois Steiner OBERLIN -- Lois Steiner, 90, died Thursday, (Jan. 10, 2002) at Decatur County Hospital. She was born September 30, 1911, in rural Decatur County to Chris and Nellie (Moore) Mines. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1929...
Violet R. Nelson (01/10/02)
Violet R. Nelson CAMBRIDGE -- Violet R. Nelson, 83, died Jan. 9, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Center in Hastings. She was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Adams County to John and Elizabeth (Trientje) Boltjes. She was a graduate of Cambridge High School. On Oct. 28, 1952, she married James H. Nelson of Sioux Falls, Iowa. She worked for Bankers Life in Des Moines, Iowa for 10 years. Following retirement, she and her husband returned to Cambridge...
Gladys F. Cotton (01/10/02)
Gladys F. Cotton BARTLEY -- Gladys F. Cotton, 94, died Wednesday (Jan. 9, 2002) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born April 13, 1907, on the family farm north of Bartley to Karl and Della (Hart) Bauer. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1925 and received her normal training endorsement from Kearney State Teachers College. She taught school in Frontier and Red Willow counties for eight years...
Raymond W. Harr (01/10/02)
Raymond W. Harr ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Raymond W. Harr, 54, died Monday (Jan. 7, 2002) at North Side Hospital in St. Petersburg. He was born Nov. 28, 1947, at McCook, to V. James and Dorothy (Converse) Harr. He grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1966...
Clair E. Laidig MD.F.A.C.S. (01/09/02)
Clair E. Laidig M.D.F.A.C.S. SEATTLE, Wash. -- Dr. Clair Eugene Laidig, 73, died Saturday (Jan. 5, 2002) in Seattle. He was born July 23, 1928, at Danbury and graduated from Danbury High School in 1947. He attended Doane College and Northwestern Medical School were he earned his medical degree...
Allen W. Carlson (01/09/02)
Allen W. Carlson OMAHA -- Allen W. Carlson, 75, formerly of McCook, died Monday (Jan. 7, 2002) at his residence in Omaha. He was born March 7, 1926, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arvid and Ruth Carslon; and his wife, Betty...
Dorene Berger (01/08/02)
Dorene L. Berger TRENTON -- Dorene L. Berger, 82, died Sunday (Jan. 6, 2002) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born Oct. 1, 1919, at Valley, to Frederick William and Caroline (Luschen) Cohrs. in 1928 the family moved to Trenton where she grew up. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1937...
Pat A. Turner (01/02/02)
Pat A. Turner AURORA, Colo. -- Pat A. Turner, 65, of Aurora, formerly Danbury, died Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2002) at the VA Medical Center in Denver, Colo. He was born July 28, 1936, at Glendale, Ariz., to Cora and Ernest Turner. His younger years were spent in Oklahoma before the family moved to the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado. He attended school there...