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Obituaries from January 2004

James G. Earnest (01/30/04)
BENKELMAN -- James G. Earnest, 71, of Stratton died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born Nov. 18, 1932, to George and Flossye (Alden) Earnest in Stratton. He attended Stratton Schools. On July 3, 1957, he married BL "Bev" Earnest of McCook. ...
Donna Lynn (McFarland) Peterson (01/30/04)
Donna Lynn (McFarland) Peterson died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) at Community Hospital as a result of three years of ovarian cancer. She was 51 years old. Donna was born Oct. 23, 1952, in North Platte to Donald E. and Leora Laura (Johnson) McFarland. She graduated from North Platte High School in 1971. She participated in track and field and softball as a player and coach. She also enjoyed traveling in the United States and abroad, quilting and cross stitching, gardening and growing flowers...
Robert Henry Bybee (01/30/04)
Robert Henry Bybee, 88, of Curtis, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Dec. 21, 1915, to Issac M. and Nellie A. (Hume) Bybee in Bridgeport. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1935. He went to work on the railroad Bridge Gang. Then he was a brakeman for Burlington Northern Railroad for 43 years, until his retirement in 1978...
James Richard Reichstein (01/29/04)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- James Richard Reichstein, 68, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at his home in Forth Worth, Texas. He was born March 19, 1935, to Jack and Pauline Marquette (Rasser) Reichstein in McCook. He was raised in Red Cloud. He graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1953...
John 'Jack' F. Jones (01/29/04)
John "Jack" F. Jones, 84, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born March 1, 1919, to Bryce Quayle and Blanche Frances (Bowen) Jones in McCook. He graduated from McCook High School in 1938. He attended McCook Junior College and graduated in 1940...
Richard W. Siebrandt (01/28/04)
Richard W. Siebrandt, 78, died Monday (Jan. 26, 2004) at his home in McCook. He was born April 21, 1925, in Dodge. He attended Parks rural school as a child and later, in 1976, earned his GED. On Feb. 3, 1948, he married Alice Marie Novak at Pender. ...
Stacey Marie Christensen (01/28/04)
OMAHA -- Stacey Marie Christensen, 21, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) as a result of a car accident. She was born Feb. 18, 1982, to Norman and Karlene (Garrelts) Christensen in Hastings. She grew up in Minden and graduated from Minden High School in 2000. ...
Alexander Schaefer (01/26/04)
JEROME, Idaho -- Alexander Schaefer, 79, died Monday (Jan. 12, 2004) at Twin Falls Care Center in Idaho. He was born Dec. 17, 1924, to Conrad and Anna Adolph Schaefer in Shields, N.D. He was raised in Culbertson and graduated in 1943. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and participated in operations against enemy forces in the Pacific Theater where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart...
Lois Viletta McGooden (01/26/04)
Lois Viletta McGooden, 92, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Jan. 30, 1911, in Wauneta to Charles Robert and Flossie Elisabeth (Earnhardt) Kanost. She grew up in Wauneta and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1929. She graduated from Kearney State Teachers College in 1931. She taught school in Wauneta and at East Ward School in McCook...
L. Elaine (Burrus) Davis (01/27/04)
L. Elaine (Burrus) Davis, born in Danbury, and recently residing in Lincoln, died of cancer on Jan. 22, 2004, at her daughter's house in Larkspur, Colo. She was preceded in death by her father, Tom Burrus and her husband, Loren Davis. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy (Van Vleet) Burrus; one brother, Van Burrus and wife, Nola of St. ...
Donald V. Osborn (01/27/04)
NEBRASKA CITY -- Donald V. Osborn, 74, of Nebraska City, formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) in Nebraska City. He was born July 30, 1929, to Vernon F. and Mary E. (Suiter) Osborn, in Lincoln. He was an Air Force Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Nadine O'Donnell...
Ralph George Pochop (01/27/04)
ATWOOD -- Ralph George Pochop, 82, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at Rawlins County Hospital in Atwood. He was born April 14, 1921, to Rudolph Peter and Vincentia (Movotny) Pochop north of Beardsley, Kan. He was a life-long member of the Catholic church. He served in the armed services from 1942 to 1946. He was a 50 year member of the Catholic Workman Branch No. 74 and the American Legion Post No. 46...
Betty J. Gill (01/26/04)
NORTON, Kan. -- Betty J. Gill, 76, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at her home in Norton, Kan. She was born April 1, 1927, to Harry and Margaret (Eliker) Wilson in Overton. She was raised in Wilsonville and attended schools there. On July 21, 1946, she married Howard E. Gill in Norton. The couple made their home in Wilsonville, Goodland, Kan., Sharon Springs, Kan., and Norton...
Freda (Ledbetter) Sramek (01/26/04)
BENKELMAN -- Freda (Ledbetter) Sramek, 91, of Stratton, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born July 23, 1912, to Fred and Rebecca (Richardson) Ledbetter in Dell, Ark. Upon graduating from Tribune, Kan., High School in 1926, she traveled to Tennessee to learn stenography. Later she moved to Stratton to study nursing at Stewart Hospital...
Hilmere John 'HJ'Deines (01/26/04)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Hilmere John "HJ" Deines, 72, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, in Fort Worth, Texas. HJ was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Culbertson to John and Henrietta Deines, who preceded him in death. He retired from the Air Force after 22 years...
Gene Terbell (01/26/04)
KELSO, Wash. -- Gene Terbell, 61, of Kelso, Wash., died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004). He was born June 20, 1942, in Pierre, S.D. He lived in Kelso for 33 years. He served in the Air Force from 1960 to 1968. He was a utility lead in Reynolds Aluminum. On Aug. 16, 1996, he married Jan Ziemann in Elko, Nev...
Charles W. Leibbrandt (01/23/04)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Charles W. Leibbrandt, 80, of Atwood, died Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2004) at Swedish Medical Center in Engelwood, Colo. He was born July 29, 1923, to Jacob E. and Edna (Zimmerle) Leibbrandt in St. Francis. He was raised on a farm northwest of St. ...
Mary Petsch (01/23/04)
IMPERIAL -- Mary Petsch, 97, died Saturday (Jan. 17, 2004) at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. She was born Oct. 26, 1906, to George and Effie Daubert in Eiilsberg, Russia. She migrated with her parents to the United States when she was 12 years old. The family lived in Greeley, Colo., for several years before moving to Riverton, Wyo...
Della Maria Shepherd (01/22/04)
TULSA, Okla. -- Della Maria Shepherd, 88, died Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2004) at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. She was born Jan. 12, 1916, in Frontier County, to Nathan and Ola (Knepp) Appleyard. She grew up in Frontier County and graduated from Chase County High School of Imperial in 1935. She taught school for two years...
Evelyn M. Heumesser (01/22/04)
Evelyn M. Heumesser, 98, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born May 14, 1905, to Marion O. and Josephine (Snyder) McClure in McCook. She grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1923. She graduated from Ford Business School in 1924. She was employed as a credit manager for Montogomery Ward in Grand Island and later at Fort Collins, Colo. She later became credit manager and bookkeeper for State Dry goods and for the Jo Ann Dress Shop...
Phyllis E. Jones (01/22/04)
Phyllis E. Jones, 72, of McCook, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born July 24, 1931, in Norcatur to Frank and Ruth Vera (Shrock) Gallentine. On Oct. 23, 1949, she married Donovan Lee Jones in Oberlin. The couple lived in Denver for 17 years and then moved to McCook in 1975...
Betty Jean (Esch) Newton (01/21/04)
PAOLI, Ind. -- Betty Jean (Esch) Newton, 77, of Eckerty, Ind., died Dec. 29, 2003, at Paoli Health and Living Center in Paoli, Ind. She was born May 30, 1926, to Edward and Marie (Kisker) Esch in McCook. She grew up in the Ash Creek Community and graduated from Red Willow High School in 1944...
Edith E. Haussler (01/20/04)
CAMBRIDGE -- Edith E. Haussler, 90, died Saturday (Jan. 17, 2004) at the age of 90. She was born Aug. 9, 1913, to William H. and Edith H. (Tibbetts) Farr in Frontier County near Eustis. She attended rural school in Frontier County. The family moved near Holbrook so she could attend Holbrook High School. She graduated in 1931...
Nellie Lucett (Wear) Halley (01/20/04)
Nellie Lucett (Wear) Halley, 83, of McCook, formerly of Curtis, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born April 30, 1920, to Ira and Christy Ellen Adkisson Wear at Ingham. She was married to Gerald J. Halley, on June 26, 1935 at Elwood. ...
Wendell H. Prior (01/16/04)
IMPERIAL -- Wendell H. Prior, 83, died Thursday (Jan. 15, 2004) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. Survivors include his wife, Lila of Imperial; son, Merlin and wife, Janet Prior also of Imperial; two daughters, Janeta Fong and husband, Nelson of Underwood, Iowa and Marcia Prior-Miller and husband, Lynn of Ames, Iowa; one sister, Jean Hollinger of Grand Junction, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren...
Luciano Romano Shaffer (01/19/04)
Luciano Romano Shaffer, 80, of McCook, born Nov. 18, 1923, in Lockport, Ill., passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at McCook Community Hospital. Survivors include his daughter, Antoinette and husband, Raymond Furbee of McCook; two sisters, Margarete Tadey of Joliet, Ill., and Georgine and husband, Steve Platko of Plainfield, Ill.; and one granddaughter, Amanda Shaffer of Phoenix, Ariz...
C. Dale Yauk (01/19/04)
C. Dale Yauk, 82, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2004) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born Sept. 7, 1921, to William and Cora (Mabry) Yauk in Kansas. He grew up in Imperial where he graduated from Imperial High School in 1939. On Aug. 8, 1942, he married Ola Maggard in Oberlin. The couple resided in Oberlin before moving to McCook where he worked as a bookkeeper and parts man for Budig Motors before working for Hormel Chevrolet. He retired from Howard Kool motors in 1983...
LeRoy W. Von Loh (01/19/04)
ARAPAHOE -- LeRoy W. Von Loh, 62, died Friday (Jan. 16, 2004) at his home in Arapahoe. He was born March 29, 1941, to LaVern and Theresa (Schutz) Von Loh in Frontier County. He attended Elwood High School and graduated in 1958. On Nov. 16, 1962, he married Della Mae Riepe in Beaver City. He worked a variety of jobs including ten Bensel Soft Water, Riepe Gravel Pit, State of Nebraska Department of Roads, Furnas County Roads Department and caretaker of numerous cemeteries in Arapahoe and Holbrook...
Kevin Leroy Vernon (01/16/04)
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Kevin Leroy Vernon, 45, died Wednesday (Jan. 14, 2004) at his home in Blue Springs, Mo. He was born Oct. 2, 1958, in Oberlin to Glenn Eldon and Florence "Tiny" L. (Hoppes) Vernon. He was raised in the Norcatur area. He attended Norcatur Grade School and Dundy County High School. He graduated from Salina South and Emporia State University...
Joan M. (Stolpe) Easterday (01/16/04)
GARDEN CITY, Kan. -- Joan M. (Stolpe) Easterday, 79, of Atwood, died Thursday (Jan. 15, 2004) at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kan. She was born June 23, 1924, in Topeka, Kan., to Paul Victor and Louise (Benfer) Stolpe. She graduated from Topeka High School and attended Washburn University for three years...
Harold L. Hewitt (01/16/04)
Harold L. Hewitt, 72, died Thursday (Jan. 15, 2004) at his home in McCook. He was born April 13, 1931, to Clarence and Anna Elizabeth (Cunningham) Hewitt in Hayes County. He grew up in Palisade and Wauneta where he attended the Palisade and Wauneta School systems...
Olive Pearl Harris (01/16/04)
Olive Pearl Harris, 99, died, Tuesday (January 13, 2004) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 26, 1904, in Ottumwa, Iowa to James and Georgia Payne. She moved to Western Nebraska as a young child, grew up, married and spent her adult life in the area. She was a housewife who loved doing things for her many friends...
Dr. Charles E. Richards (01/16/04)
CAMBRIDGE -- Dr. Charles E. Richards, 90, died Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2004). He was born July 9, 1913, in Holdredge to the Rev. William and Laura (Hamilton) Richards. He attended high school in David City. He graduated in 1935 from Hastings College in Hastings. ...
Kamron Scott Fegley (01/16/04)
OMAHA -- Kamron Scott Fegley, 7 months-old, of Akron, Iowa, died Wednesday (Jan. 14, 2004) at Children's Hospital in Omaha. He was born May 22, 2003, to Rich and Bobbi (Wagner) Fegley in Omaha. He is survived by his parents, Rich and Bobbi Fegley of Akron; one sister, Isabelle Fegley of Akron; maternal grandparents, Don and Donna McCully of Rocky Ford, Colo.; paternal grandparents, Ray and Connie Wilson of Brunsville, Iowa and Rich and Carol Fegley of Indianola; maternal great-grandmother, Kenneth and Berdina Fegley of Ainsworth; two uncles, Jeromy McCully and wife, Mandy of Kearney and John Fegley and wife, Marcie of Cambridge; and two aunts, Heather McCully of Rocky Ford and Crystal Zeller of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.. ...
Robert 'Bob' Fenner (01/16/04)
Robert "Bob" Fenner, 81, of Goodland, died Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2004) at Goodland Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Denton, Mont., to Mona (Carl) and Elmer Fenner. He graduated in 1941 from Sherman County High School in Goodland. From 1942 through 1946, he served in the Navy aboard carrier ships including the USS Yorktown during World War II...
Barbara Jane Ozbun (01/12/04)
PLATTSMOUTH -- Barbara Jane Ozbun, 72, died Friday (Jan. 9, 2004) at her home in Plattsmouth. She was born Jan. 7, 1932, to William and Beulah Lorraine (Gohl) Weber in Culbertson. She grew up in Culbertson where she graduated from Culbertson High School. She graduated from business college in Fairbury. She worked as a bookkeeper in McCook and Harlan, Iowa before going to work for the Nebraska Department of Revenue for several years, until her retirement...
Oscar E. Meyers (01/15/04)
ARAPAHOE -- Oscar E. Meyers, 86, died Wednesday (Jan. 14, 2004) at CA Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born Aug. 16, 1917, in Holbrook to Henry and Louis (Huxoll) Meyers. He attended Christian day school at St. Matthew's rural school. After school he was called to serve in the U.S. Army from Dec. 3, 1942 until Dec. 10, 1945. He was stationed for 19 months in the European theater and was involved with the invasion of Normandy. He returned to Nebraska after his discharge...
Edna May Rose (01/15/04)
THORNTON, Colo. -- Edna May Rose, 88, formerly of Loveland, Colo., and Benkelman, died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2004) at Elms Haven Care Center in Thornton. She was born Dec. 6, 1915, in Benkelman to Orlando S. and Freda (Gunther) Osborn. She graduated from Benkelman High School...
Mabel L. Crow (01/15/04)
BENKELMAN --  Mabel L. Crow, 94, formerly of Max, died Monday (Jan. 12, 2004) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born July 9, 1909, south of Stratton to George and Ora (Wood) Clark. She attended school in Stratton where she graduated from Stratton High School in 1928...
Robin Elaine (Bales) Seabrook (01/14/04)
GREELEY, Colo. -- Robin Elaine (Bales) Seabrook, 43, died Friday (Jan. 9, 2004) in Greeley, Colo., as a result of an automobile accident. She was born Oct. 27, 1960, to Floyd G. Bales and Norma Jean Stinnette in Trenton, N.J. She graduated from McCook High School in 1978...
Edith Syble Wing (01/14/04)
Edith Syble Wing, 84, died Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2004) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born June 30, 1919, in McCook to Edward and Eleanor (Sisson) Parsons. Her mother died three weeks later. Edward married Lucy Edwards who became a wonderful mother to Edith...
Franklin Merle Porth (01/14/04)
Franklin Merle Porth, 80, died Dec. 10, 2003, at the Lutheran Hospital in Denver, Colo. He was born April 20, 1923, in Secor, Ill. As an electrician, he wired many homes in the McCook area when the REA came into being. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Grace (Sloter) Porth; his wife, Gail (Guthrie-Sayer) Porth; son, Gary Porth; brothers, Kenneth, William, Orval and Lee Porth; and sister, Marilyn Gerdes...
Vincent Donald Thompson (01/14/04)
Vincent Donald Thompson, 72, of McCook, died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Feb. 23, 1931, to Donald Everett and Ruby Pearl (Hannah) Thompson in Stratton. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1950. He enlisted into the military service and was in the Air Force. He served his country during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1955...
Idella R. Brown (01/14/04)
NORTH PLATTE -- Idella R. Brown, 88, of Benkelman, died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2004) at Linden Court Care Center in North Platte. She was born Jan. 21, 1915, to Earl and Clara White in Idaho Springs, Colo. She came with her parents to Chase County in 1917. She attended rural grade school southwest of Champion and graduated from Chase County High School in 1932...
Douglas E. Otter (01/14/04)
KEARNEY -- Douglas E. Otter, 39, of New Almelo, Kan., died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2004) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Sept. 27, 1964, to Marion and Marilyn (Hickert) Otter in Norton. He was raised on a farm north of New Almelo and attended school in New Almelo and Lenora. He also attended school at Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland...
Leon J. O'Brien (01/14/04)
LINCOLN -- Leon J. O'Brien, 68, of Cambridge, died Saturday (Jan. 10, 2004) at LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born north of Cambridge in Furnas County to Joseph and Sophia (Brinkman) O'Brien. He grew up on the farm and attended school in Cambridge. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1953...
Marvin S. Athey (01/14/04)
IMPERIAL -- Marvin Scott Athey, 82, died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004) at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. He was born July 3, 1921, in Wauneta to Harvey E. and Mina A. (Theobald) Athey. He grew up in Wauneta, helping his father run the flour mill and ice plant. They also did surveying. He graduated from Wauneta High School in 1939. He attended the University of Nebraska, where he earned a degree in business administration. He played quarterback for the Huskers from 1939-1941...
Darlene A. Geihsler (01/14/04)
Darlene A. Geihsler, 48, of Indianola, died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born Dec. 5, 1955, to Delbert Henry and Roberta Grace (Porter) Maris in McCook. She graduated McCook High School in 1974. On June 29, 1974, she married Eugene Maxwell Geihsler at First Christian Church in McCook...
Leon J. O'Brien (01/12/04)
LINCOLN -- Leon J. O'Brien, 68, of Cambridge, died Saturday (Jan. 10, 2004) at LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born north of Cambridge in Furnas County to Joseph and Sophia (Brinkman) O'Brien. He grew up on the farm and attended school in Cambridge. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1953...
Vincent Donald Thompson (01/12/04)
Vincent Donald Thompson, 72, of McCook, died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Feb. 23, 1931, to Donald Everett and Ruby Pearl (Hannah) Thompson in Stratton. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1950. He enlisted into the military service and was in the Air Force. He served his country during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1955...
Kolby Allen Woodring (01/12/04)
KEARNEY -- Kolby Allen Woodring, 27, of Kearney, formerly of Stockville, died Jan. 9, 2004, at Kearney. He was born in North Platte, on May 8, 1976, to Dale Allen and Sharlene Joy Claymon Woodring. He attended Maywood Public Schools, excelling in music, academics, and track. ...
Helen R. Grannis (01/12/04)
CURTIS -- Helen R. Grannis, 90, of Curtis, died Saturday (Jan. 10, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born May 18, 1913, in Summer to Lester and Cora (Gilson) Kitchen. She graduated from Lexington High School. On Aug. 10, 1939, she married Knute Larsen. He preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1949...
Gunner Hall (01/09/04)
ATWOOD -- Gunnar Hall, 56, died Friday (Jan. 9, 2004) at Rawlins County Hospital in Atwood. He was born May 13, 1947, in Framingham, Mass. On Aug. 29, 1987, he married Theresa Lynn Kelling in Smith Center, Kan. He lived in Atwood since 1985, after moving from Smith Center...
Lester Paul Pianalto (01/09/04)
KEARNEY -- Lester Paul Pianalto, 78, of Atwood, died Wednesday (Jan. 7, 2004), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Dec. 9, 1925, in Gem, Kan., to George and Clara (Barenberg) Pianalto. He attended Tully School for six years. In 1937, the family moved to a farm southwest of Atwood. He finished grade school and graduated from Atwood Community High School...
Ronald Richard Frank (01/09/04)
CULBERTSON -- Ronald Richard Frank, 51, died Monday (Jan 5, 2004) at his home in Culbertson. He was born Oct. 17, 1952, to Wiley Ray Frank and Evelyn Joyce Brown in Cambridge. He grew up in Lebanon where he graduated from Lebanon High School in 1971...
June Marie (Zlomke) Eschliman (01/08/04)
June Marie (Zlomke) Eschliman, 66, died Wednesday (Jan. 7, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born July 10, 1937, to Ralph and Evelyn (Quick) Zlomke at Omaha. She attended school in St. Paul and Central City, and later received her GED in McCook...
Carol Jean Hallmann (01/07/04)
LANHAM, Md. -- Carol Jean Hallman, 54, of Riverdale, Md., died Saturday (Jan. 3, 2004) at Doctor's Community Hospital in Lanham, Md. She was born Sept. 7, 1949, in Oxford to Harold and Maria Anna (Ziebell) Weber. She was raised on the family farm north of Arapahoe and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1967. She went on to attend Grand Island School of Business. After receiving her schooling she went to Washington, D.C., and worked for the FBI as a paralegal for the next 35 years...
Doris M. (Zimmerle) Paulson (01/07/04)
ATWOOD -- Doris M. (Zimmerle) Paulson, 94, died Sunday (Jan. 4, 2004) at Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born May 20, 1909, in Sutton to Peter and Elizabeth (Brehm) Zimmerle. On Feb. 14, 1939, she married Leonard G. Zimmerle in Wickenburg, Ariz. The couple lived most of their life in Rawlins County. They later moved to Atwood in 1950...
Margaret G. Meyer (01/07/04)
ARAPAHOE -- Margaret G. Meyer, 90, of Arapahoe, died Monday (Jan. 5, 2004) at CA Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born March 31, 1913, to John and Clara (Bisping) Fuchs in Howells. She graduated high school from Stanton High School in 1931...
Dollie Marie (Marquardt) Houston (01/07/04)
DEWEY, Okla. ‚ Dollie Marie (Marquardt) Houston, 69, formerly of McCook, died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004) at the Medicalodge at Dewey, Okla. She was born May 1, 1934, at Trenton. She was raised in the Trenton community and graduated from Trenton High School in 1953...
Charlotte Hettich (01/07/04)
Charlotte Hettich, 84, of TidePointe, Hilton Hill Island, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center in South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Ruth Quick. She was born Nov. 7, 1919, in Indianola...
George A. Mousel (01/07/04)
CAMBRIDGE -- George A. Mousel, 91, died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004) at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. He was born Feb. 22, 1912, to Henry L. and Mabel (Welty) Mousel on the Mousel Ranch in Frontier County, near Cambridge. He grew up in Cambridge where he attended grade school. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1931. He attended the University of Nebraska where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity...
James Logan Dickinson (01/07/04)
OBERLIN -- James Logan Dickinson, 60, died Monday (Jan. 5, 2004) at his home in Oberlin. He was born Aug. 31, 1943, to Carrol Logan and Francis L. (Marcum) Dickinson in Hartville, Mo. He was raised in Wilder, Idaho and attended school in Wilder. On July 10, 1970, he married Wanda Marie Janousek in Oberlin. The couple made their home in Oberlin where he was a oil well driller for Murfin Drilling Company...
George W. Pyle (01/06/04)
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- George W. Pyle, 76, of Hutchinson, Kan., died Thursday (Jan. 1, 2004) at Hospice House in Hutchinson. He was born March 20, 1927, to George V. and Nellie (Bundy) Pyle in Sabetha, Kan. He is a graduate of Morrill, Kan., High School and the University of Kansas...
William Duane 'Bill' DeHart (01/05/04)
ENDERS -- William Duane "Bill" DeHart, 55, died Thursday (Jan. 1, 2004) in an accident at Enders Reservoir in Enders. He was born July 10, 1948, in Wauneta to Mason and Beulah (Wickizer) DeHart. He grew up and attended school in Wauneta. On May 9, 1968, he married Vicky Lee Weiss in Holyoke, Colo. ...
Etta Marie Sulzman (01/05/04)
SELDEN -- Etta Marie Sulzman, 75, died Friday (Jan. 2, 2004) at her home in Selden. She was born May 8, 1928, to Peter D. Pauls and Margaret A. Duesberg in Leoville, Kan. She was raised in Leoville and attended Leoville Grade School. She graduated from Selden Rural High School in 1946...
Tena K. Lieske (01/05/04)
KEARNEY -- Tena K. Lieske, 87, of Hayes Center, died Saturday (Jan. 3, 2004) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Jan. 1, 1917, to Reiner H. and Grace M. (Tjaden) Ackerman near Macon. She lived near Macon, Ragan and Upland for most of her early years. She graduated from Upland High School in 1935...
Marcella Ann (Palic) Kehler (01/05/04)
Marcella Ann (Palic) Kehler passed away at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, following complications from a stroke. We, her children, are grateful for the time we have had with her. We are especially thankful for the past couple of months. ...
Marion Warnock (01/05/04)
KEARNEY -- Marion Warnock, 59, died Saturday (Dec. 20, 2003) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born June 29, 1944, in Boston, Mass. She moved to McCook in 1986. She was a member of the APA Pool League since June 8, 1999. She played on several teams with her friends...
Laura Adilene 'Mac' Garber (01/05/04)
IMPERIAL -- Laura Adilene "Mac" Garber, 94, died Friday (Jan. 2, 2004) at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. She was born April 9, 1909, in Logan County, near the small community Laura, to Harry and Hazel (Metzer) McKibbin. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1927...
Phillip Reid Jackson (01/05/04)
COLBY, Kan. -- Phillip Reid Jackson, 84, died Thursday (Jan. 1, 2004) at the Citizens Medical Center in Colby, Kan. He was a resident of Atwood. He was born March 20, 1919, in Vona, Colo., to Pryor Reid and Pauline Dorthia Sophia (Rather) Jackson. He grew up in Phillipsburg, Kan. He lived for a brief time in Florida and finally settled in Atwood...
Andrew Jared Sandman (01/05/04)
Andrew Jared Sandman was born Aug. 18, 1986, to Kirk and Cynthia (Madron) Sandman of Wauneta. He departed this life Dec. 31, 2003. He was a junior at Wauneta-Palisade High School. Andrew loved the Lord, family, hunting, sports, farming and being an uncle. ...
Marjorie J. Rife (01/02/04)
BENKELMAN -- Marjorie J. Rife, 71, died Tuesday (December 30, 2003) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. She was born Dec. 21, 1932, to Ralph and Mabel (Salburg) White in Oxford. She attended school in Oxford. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Mabel White; two sisters, Neldine and Helen; and two brothers, Chester and Cecil...
Johann 'John' Michael Dixson (01/02/04)
Johann "John" Michael Dixson, 93, born June 27, 1910, in Frontier County, died Dec. 24, 2003, at 7:50 a.m., at Good Samaritan Center, Atwood, Kan. John is preceded in death by his loving wife Mary; a son Donald G. Dixson, an infant son; daughter, Ilene Marie Dixson; his brothers Louie Dixson, Ed Dixson, Calvin Dixson and Richard Dixson; and granddaughter Karen (Dixson) Haskell...