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Obituaries from September 2003

Deloras Cross Nickerson-Bunstock (09/30/03)
Lannie D. Krutsinger (09/30/03)
BENKELMAN -- Lannie D. Krutsinger, the sixth child of Louis and Doris (Wiggins) Krutsinger, was born Dec. 27, 1963, in Benkelman, his lifetime home, where he grew into manhood. He attended Benkelman Elementary School and graduated in 1982 from Benkelman High School. He was involved in all athletics...
Marguerite Eleanor Temple (09/30/03)
NORCATUR -- Marguerite Eleanor Temple, 92, died Monday (Sept. 22, 2003) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Nov. 12, 1910, to John Henry and Mary (Hockett Mapes) New in Colby, Kan. On Dec. 21, 1929, she married Gerald Temple. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; and three brothers, Bob, Art and Pete...
Clint Dean Flock (09/30/03)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Clint Dean Flock, 20, died Thursday (Sept. 18, 2003) in Wichita, Kan. He was born Aug. 23, 1983, to Dean and Theresa (Barton) Flock in Wichita. He worked as a manufacturing assembler in Wichita. Survivors include his parents; one sister, Shannon; grandparents, Cal and Nancy Harper of Wichita; and many family members in the Southwest Nebraska area...
William Leonard Sturtevant (09/30/03)
IMPERIAL -- William Leonard Sturtevant, 84, died Thursday (Sept. 25, 2003) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. He was born June 17, 1919, to Thomas L. and May (Miller) Sturtevant on the family farm north of Wauneta. He attended country school and graduated from Wauneta District No. 31 in 1937. He went to Agriculture College in Lincoln for two years. He then returned to the Wauneta area to farm...
Irvin D. Hopkins (09/30/03)
LOVELAND, Colo. -- Irvin D. Hopkins, 77, died Thursday (Sept. 25, 2003) in Loveland, Colo. He was born May 3, 1926, to Bert and Sarah (Blanke) Hopkins in Venango. On Oct. 27, 1952, he married Irene McKain in McCook. He lived in Southwest Nebraska, farming and ranching, most of his life. He was the manager of the Palisade Grain Elevator for 10 years. He retired and moved to Loveland in 1988...
Joseph P. Kellogg (09/30/03)
BEAVER CITY -- Joseph P. Kellogg, 87, died Saturday (Sept. 27, 2003) at Beaver City Manor in Beaver City. He was born July 11, 1916, to Oscar and Flora (Batchelor) Kellogg. He grew up in Furnas County. When he was 17 he moved to Idaho. In 1936, he married Verna Wheeler in Haley, Idaho. ...
Marie Helen Talmon (09/30/03)
BENKELMAN -- Marie Helen Talmon, 94, died Friday (Sept. 26, 2003) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born May 30, 1909, to Joseph and Josephine (Meyers) Svantner in Hazen, Ark. She moved with her family to Nebraska at an early age.  She graduated from high school in St. Paul...
Marie 'Mary' Frances Hajek Cahoj (09/30/03)
ATWOOD -- Marie "Mary" Frances Hajek Cahoj, 93, died Thursday (Sept. 25, 2003). She was born Aug. 16, 1910, to Frank and Agnes (Steiner) Hajek on a farm north of Pilsen, Kan., in Marion County. She attended grade school at the St. John Nepomucene School in Pilsen. She graduated from Lincolnville High School in 1928...
Eleanor E. Smith (09/30/03)
LINCOLN -- Eleanor E. Smith of Culbertson, 81, died Wednesday (Sept. 24, 2003) at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln. She was born Jan. 20, 1922, to Henry and Elizabeth (Rutz) Schlager in McCook. In the fall of 1922, the family moved to Culbertson where Eleanor grew up and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1940...
Hilda Shaffer (09/30/03)
TRENTON -- Hilda Shaffer, age 78, passed away Sept. 23, 2003. She was born to Pete and Jenny (VanDyke) Nyp in Palco, Kan., Sept. 23, 1925. Hilda grew up and graduated in Palco, after which she worked in various cafes. While working at Ellsworth, Kan., she met and married Dick Shaffer. To this union a son, Merlin, was born. They called Trenton home. Hilda cooked at the Soo Paw Cafe for 30 years. She loved to cook and was a great seamstress and homebody...
Julie Elizabeth Strohwig (09/30/03)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Julie Elizabeth Strohwig, 88, died Monday (Sept. 22, 2003) at Columbia Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo. She was born June 19, 1915, to J.K. and Ella (Dickerson) Colvin in Eldorado, Kan. She married Frank LeRoy Strohwig. She was a registered nurse...
John Raymond Franssen (09/30/03)
ARAPAHOE -- John Raymond Franssen, 60, died Sunday (Sept. 21, 2003) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Dec. 18, 1942, to Joseph J. and Alverna L. (Fablinger) Franssen in Denver, Colo. He was raised in Denver and attended Mapelton High School and graduated with the class of 1961. After finishing school he worked for the Colorado Public Service Department building transmission towers and the Colorado State Highway Department...
Maurine (Claus) McNiece (09/30/03)
SUN CITY, Ariz. -- Maurine (Claus) McNeice, 88, died Sunday (Sept. 14, 2003) in Sun City, Ariz. She was born Sept. 14, 1903, to Conrad and Millie (Spahn) Claus in Sutton. The family moved to Culbertson when she was young and she graduated from Culbertson High School in 1932...
Alberta I. Steffan (09/30/03)
Alberta I. Steffen, 87, died Thursday (Sept. 18, 2003) at McCook Community Hospital. She was born on March 28, 1916, in Diller to Albert B. and Emily I. (Wilcox) Steffen. She lived all of her life in Southwest Nebraska. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church...
Regina 'Mxine'Bishop (09/30/03)
Regina "Maxine" Bishop died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at her home in McCook. She was 83 years old. Maxine was born on March 5, 1920, at Hildreth, to Elvaro Madison and Esther Mabel (Mason) Carpenter. The family moved to Wauneta when she was five years old. She graduated from Wauneta High School in 1938. Shortly after graduation, she traveled by train to Los Angeles, Calif., and attended Woodbury College where she graduated with a business degree in 1939...
Clifford L. Schissler (09/09/03)
ATWOOD -- Clifford L. Schissler, 81, died Sunday (Sept. 7, 2003) at Rawlings County Health Center in Atwood. He was born Aug. 29, 1922, to Fred and Nanna (Carlson) Schissler west of Traer, in Decatur County. He graduated from Traer High School and later attended auto restoration school in Denver...
John Power (09/09/03)
IMPERIAL -- John Power, 83, died Monday (Sept. 8, 2003) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. Survivors include his wife, Lillian of Imperial; three sons, Gary Power and wife, Lory of McCook, Jon Power and wife, Martha Jane of Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Joel Power and wife, Gena of Blue Springs, Mo.; two daughters, Marcia Smith and husband, Wendell of Grant and Alexis Gillen and husband, Clarence of McCook; sister, Elva Williams of Cozad; and 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren...
Bennie Carroll Gravitt (09/09/03)
PRAGUE, Okla. -- Bennie Carroll Gravitt, 57, died Sunday (Sept. 7, 2003) at his home in Prague, Okla. He was born Sept. 18, 1945, to Leo and Georgie (Loney) Gravitt in Prague. On Sept. 18, 1963, he married Joyce Burham in McCook. He worked as a retail clerk for various companies. In pursuit of his career, he moved to Australia in 1979. He then moved to California and later back to Prague where he lived for the last 22 years...
Alberta I. Steffen (09/19/03)
Alberta I. Steffen, 87, died Thursday (Sept. 18, 2003) at McCook Community Hospital. She was born on March 28, 1916, in Diller to Albert B. and Emily I. (Wilcox) Steffen. She lived all of her life in Southwest Nebraska. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Emily Steffen; and two brothers, Rex A. and Neal L. Steffen...
Regina 'Maxine' Bishop (09/16/03)
Regina "Maxine" Bishop died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at her home in McCook. She was 83 years old. Maxine was born on March 5, 1920, at Hildreth, to Elvaro Madison and Esther Mabel (Mason) Carpenter. The family moved to Wauneta when she was five years old. She graduated from Wauneta High School in 1938. Shortly after graduation, she traveled by train to Los Angeles, Calif., and attended Woodbury College where she graduated with a business degree in 1939...
Laura E. Stuck (09/16/03)
KEARNEY -- Laura E. Stuck, 74, died Monday (Sept. 15, 2003) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born July 24, 1929, to Harry and Myrtle (Bales) Stone in McCook. She grew up in McCook and attended McCook High School. On Sept. 27, 1946, she married Wilbert Waine Stuck in Stockville. The couple resided in Wisconsin and Arizona before returning to McCook where she helped her husband in his home remodeling business...
Frances Geraldine (Cleik) Kolsky (09/16/03)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Frances Geraldine (Cliek) Kolsky, 83, of Saratoga, Calif., died Wednesday (Sept. 10, 2003) at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif. She was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Jennings, Kan. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; three sisters; and a grandson, Patrick A. Kolsky...
Inez G. Walrod (09/16/03)
ARLINGTON -- Inez G. Walrod, 88, died Saturday (Sept. 13, 2003) at her home in Arlington. She was born Aug. 22, 1915, to John and Alma (Perkins) Underhill in Cornell. She was a graduate of Trenton High School and worked as a practical nurse in Stratton. She moved to Beaver City in 1945 where her family operated a restaurant. She then moved to Fremont in 1960 and was a cosmetologist. IN 1966 she moved to Arlington where she operated a beauty shop until retiring in 1978...
Ervin Warren Meguire (09/15/03)
Ervin Warren Meguire died Friday (Sept.12, 2003) at McCook Community Hospital. He was 71 years old. Ervin was born on December 8, 1931, at Stratton, to George Henry and Letha Velva (Golding) Meguire. He graduated from Stratton High School in 1949. He entered the US Army on February 12, 1952, and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on February 4, 1954, but continued his military service with the Army Reserves for another eight years...
John Richard Lawless (09/15/03)
WAMEGO, Kan. -- John Richard Lawless, 74, died Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2003) at Wamego City Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born March 1, 1929, to John Arthur and Bessie (Brown) Lawless in Palisade. He attended schools in Palisade. He was a Navy veteran...
Mildred Ingred Swan (09/15/03)
LINCOLN -- Mildred Ingrid Swan, 100, died Sunday (Sept. 14, 2003) at her home in Lincoln. She was born to William G. and Ellen Fosberg (Olson) on July 22, 1903, in Minden. She grew up in Minden until the family moved to McCook in 1919. She graduated from McCook High School in 1922 and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in education. ...
Reinhard W. May (09/15/03)
OBERLIN -- Reinhard W. May, 78, died Friday (Sept. 12, 2003) at Calichia Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kan. He was born July 25, 1925 in rural Oberlin to Herman and Helena (Roetter) May. He was raised on a farm in Decatur County and attended parachial school. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1943...
Lyn R. Johnson (09/11/03)
SARGENT -- Lyn R. Johnson, 67, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at his home from diabetes complications. He was born Oct. 14, 1935, to Samuel and Velda (Rucker) Johnson in Norcatur, Kan. He grew up and graduated in Danbury. On June 16, 1955, he married Lois Ludlow. ...
Monna Norien Knight (09/10/03)
Monna Norien Knight died on Monday (September 8, 2003) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was 69 years old. Monna was born on Oct. 20, 1933, at home in Harlan County, to Paul Louis and Emma Barbara (Joos) Laverack. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1951. ...
Violet Maline (09/10/03)
COZAD -- Violet Maline, 87, died Tuesday (Sept. 9, 2003) at the Cozad Hospital in Cozad. She was born Dec. 11, 1915, to John and Nellie (Cunningham) Patterson in Cozad. She attended schools in Brady and Cozad. She graduated from Cozad High School in 1934...
Eugene C. Reeh (09/10/03)
ATWOOD -- Eugene C. Reeh, 76, died Monday (Sept. 8, 2003) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. He was born Nov. 17, 1926, to Frank and Mary (Schwartz) Reeh in Beardsley, Kan. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. On June 14, 1955, he married Virjean McKnight at Sacred Heart Church in Atwood. He was a maintenance engineer for Rawlins County Hospital for 35 years. Six months every year, the couple lived in Mission, Texas...
Johnnie Forrest Power (09/10/03)
IMPERIAL -- Johnnie Forrest Power, 83, died Monday (Sept. 8, 2003) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. He was born Aug. 19, 1920, to William and Olive "Ollie" (Miller) Power in Cozad. He attended school in Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School in 1939...
Roberta Marie (McBride) Randel (09/04/03)
Roberta Marie (McBride) Randel went to be with the Lord on Aug. 15, 2003, in Spokane, Wash., her home for the past 20 years. She was born Nov. 4, 1929, to Dale and Mary McBride in Indianola. She is survived by Ernest, her beloved husband of 55 years; son, Steven and Susan Randel of Wilbur, Wash.; daughters, Suzette and Dennis Milner and Sheila Randel of Spokane, Sharon and John Stephen Beauclair of Copperas Cove, Texas; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; siblings, Evelyn and Avery Winters of Indianola, Ruth Schuster of Lakewood, Colo., Robert and Velma McBride of McCook, Charles and Mary McBride of Grand Island, William and Betty McBride of Security, Colo., James and Ida McBride of Holbrook, and numerous nieces and nephews. ...
Arthur E. Coone (09/04/03)
Arthur E. Coone was born March 19, 1921, to Isaac and Nancy (Rousey) Coone near Heyworth, Ill. He attended school and lived in Heyworth until being called to serve his country. He served as infantryman in the Army during World War II in the European Theater of Operations...
Hannah Laura Hayes (09/03/03)
Hannah Laura Hayes, 100, died Monday (Sept. 1, 2003) at Heritage Nursing Home in Wauneta. She was born June 18, 1903, to William and Ella (Freeman) Thompson in Curtis. She grew up in Curtis and graduated from Curtis High School. On Feb. 21, 1926, she married Frederick C. Hayes in Omaha. The couple farmed in Central City and Atkinson. After the death of her husband in 1968, she moved to McCook where she spent the remainder of her life. She has been at Heritage Nursing Home since 1995...
Mildred Oetting (09/03/03)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Mildred Oetting, 78, of Concordia, Mo., died Monday (Sept. 1, 2003) at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Mo. He was born May 9, 1925, to Edward and Esther (Stoecker) Buhlig in Corder, Mo. She grew up in Higginsville, Mo. She graduated from Higginsvile High School...
Delmar O. Green (09/02/03)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Delmar O. Green, 81, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Skaggs Community Health Center in Branson, Mo. He was a lifelong resident of Atwood. He was born Jan. 16, 1922, to Joe and Lucy (Fikan) Green. He graduated from Atwood High School in 1938 and received a degree in industrial management in business from the University of Kansas in 1943...
Flossie Anna Hardin (09/02/03)
BEAVER CITY -- Flossie Anna Hardin, 98, died Friday (Aug. 29, 2003) at the Beaver City Manor. She was born Jan. 30, 1905, to Daniel and Emma (Pearson) Hilligoss in Waldron, Kan. She grew up in Kansas and Missouri. When her father died, the family moved to Iowa. There she was was a dishwasher and cleaning girl at the Bacon Hotel in Corning, Iowa...
Roselyn Kay Castor (09/02/03)
CURTIS -- Roselyn Kay Castor of Broomfield, Colo., 63, died Thursday (Aug. 28, 2003) in Curtis. She was born Oct. 5, 1939, to Carl and Erma (Munson) Presler in Holdrege. The family moved to a farm near Stockville. She graduated from Stockville High School in 1957...
Ellis E. Carpenter (09/04/03)
NORTH PLATTE -- Ellis E. Carpenter, 91, died Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2003) at Linden Court Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 4, 1911, Elmer and Jessie Carpenter northwest of Wauneta. He grew up in the Eden community in Hitchcock County and graduated From Wauneta High School...
William Dale Amsberry (09/04/03)
DENVER, Colo. -- William Dale Amsberry, 78, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) in Denver, Colo. He was born Aug. 15, 1925, to William "Bill" and Opal (Gerdes) Amsberry in Max. He was educated in the Benkelman Public Schools, and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After receiving his honorable discharge in 1945, he returned to the Benkelman area...
Wayne P. Woods (09/04/03)
BARTLEY -- Wayne P. Woods, 81, died today (Sept. 4, 2003) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. He was born Dec. 2, 1921, to Claude P. and Minnie (White) Woods in Trenton. He grew up in Trenton where he attended Trenton High School. He entered the Army and served in World War II...
Virgil John 'June' Bobinmyer (09/04/03)
HUMANSVILLE, Mo. -- Virgil John "June" Bobinmyer, 81, died Monday (Sept.1, 2003) in Humansville, Mo. He was born July 6, 1922, to John Edward and Anna (Drain) Bobinmyer in Hitchcock County. He grew up in Hitchcock County and graduated from Herndon High School in Herndon...
Philip 'Jiggs' Pate (09/05/03)
SCOTTSBLUFF -- Philip "Jiggs" Pate, 84, died Thursday (Sept. 4, 2003) at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. He was born April 7, 1919, to Delbert and Drusilla (Traphagen) Pate in McCook. He was raised on a farm northeast of McCook and attended school in Red Willow Consolidated School. He then lived in McCook. In 1940, he joined the Navy and served in the military during World War II. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to McCook...
Marjorie L.Stephens (09/05/03)
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- Marjorie L. Stephens, 80, died Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2003) at the home of her great nephew in Highlands Ranch, Colo. She was born June 29, 1923, to Lloyd and Nellie (Davis) Stephens in Holbrook. She grew up in the Holbrook and Cambridge area. She graduated from Cambridge High School...
LeRoy Harvey Wolfe (09/08/03)
HARTINGTON -- LeRoy Harvey Wolfe, 75, died Saturday (Sept. 6, 2003) at his home in Hartington. He was born Nov. 11, 1927, to Harvey and Mabel (Becker) Wolfe in Coleridge. He grew up at lived in the Coleridge area all of his life. He served in the Army from 1945-1946...
J. R. 'Dick' Curtin (09/08/03)
ATWOOD -- J.R. "Dick" Curtin, 77, died Friday (Sept. 5, 2003) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born April 5, 1926, to John Everest and Jesse Lillian (Montgomery) Curtin in Rawlins County in the Clinton Township. He attended country school through the eighth grade and attended Colby High School in Colby, Kan., for two years followed by his final two years at Atwood High School...
Nora Lee Hutchinson (09/08/03)
CLOVIS, N.M. -- Nora Lee Hutchinson, 73, died Tuesday (September, 2, 2003) at her daughters home in Clovis, N.M. She was born May 29, 1930, to Harry and Ella (Bowers) Carr in Marion, Ohio. On May 28, 1950, she married Wilbur Hutchinson.  The family moved to Benkelman in 1976...
Helen B. Moseley (09/02/03)
CAMBRIDGE -- Helen B. Moseley, 90, died Saturday (Aug. 30, 2003) at Cambridge Manor. She was born Oct. 1, 1912, to Dr. Benjamin F. and Florence Stewart in Oklahoma City, Okla. The family moved to Nebraska and lived in Moorefield and Cambridge. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1929. Later that year, she married Truman M. Moseley...