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Obituaries from June 2004

Velma Jean Williams (06/29/04)
April 24, 1912-June 25, 2004 OGDEN, Utah -- Velma Jean Williams, 92, passed away Friday, June 25 at the Crestwood Care Center. She was born April 24, 1912, in McCook, to Edward Blaine and Ella Rankin Bower. She married Pensword Charles Williams in 1940 in Denver, Colo. He passed away Oct. 23, 1979...
Samuel Hoffman (06/29/04)
Aug. 29, 1913-June 27, 2004 AURORA -- Samuel Hoffman, 90, formerly of Culbertson, died Sunday (June 27, 2004) at Memorial Community Care of Aurora. He was born Aug. 29, 1913, to Jacob and Anna (Lebsack) Hoffman in McCook. He entered the Army Air Corp in 1941, and served in Hawaii during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945...
Glenn R. Sutton (06/28/04)
Nov. 22, 1917-June 19, 2004 SIDNEY -- Glenn Ralph Sutton, 86, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Memorial Health Center in Sidney. He was born Nov. 22, 1917, to Ray and Mabel (Wright) Sutton southeast of Rushville. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from the 8th grade from Rushville School...
Glenn Schneider (06/28/04)
July 17, 1924-June 25, 2004 WAUNETA -- Glenn Edward Schneider, 79, died Friday (June 25, 2004) at his home in Wauneta. He was born July 27, 1924, to Walter O. and Alice M. (Petsch) Schneider on a farm near Wauneta. In 1946, he married Dottie Felzien. The couple resided on the Felzien homestead for 27 years...
Gwen L. Johnson (06/28/04)
May 15, 1955-June 24, 2004 LINCOLN -- Gwen Lynne Johnson, 49, died Thursday (June 24, 2004) at Bryan LGH East Medical Center in Lincoln. She was born May 15, 1955, to Stanley and Jeanette (Heitz) Schmutzok in Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up in Parma, Ohio, where she graduated from Parma High School. She attended college at Cleveland City College in Cleveland, Ohio...
Virginia L. Harsch (06/24/04)
Nov. 12, 1926-June 23, 2004 CAMBRIDGE -- Virginia Lee Harsch, 77, of Bartley, died Wednesday (June 23, 2004) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 12, 1926, to Lester and Lela (Van Pelt) Sines in Marion. She graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis in 1946. ...
Louis A. Girard (06/24/04)
Jan. 26, 1910-June 22, 2004 Louis Albert Girard, 94, died Tuesday (June 22, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Jan. 26, 1910, to Ed and Josephine (McCullough) Girard in Clyde, Kan. He grew up in Jefferson, S.D., where he received his education...
Doris E. Hovey (06/24/04)
July 25, 1926-June 21, 2004 TRENTON -- Doris Elaine Hovey, 78, died Monday (June 21, 2004) at her home in Trenton. She was born July 25, 1926, to Clarence and Ella (Seybold) Taul in Trenton. She grew up in Trenton. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1943...
Warren H. Frazier (06/24/04)
Nov. 1, 1929-June 20, 2004 Warren Herbert Frazier, 74, of McCook, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln. He was born Nov. 1, 1929 in Oakley, Kan., to Samuel E. and Mary Jane (Pickett) Frazier. He attended school at Oakley Public Schools...
Raymond L. 'Speedy' Houser (06/22/04)
Oct. 20, 1944-June 20, 2004 INDIANOLA -- Raymond L. "Speedy" Houser, 60, died Sunday (June 20, 2004) at his home in Indianola. He was born Oct. 20, 1944, to Jess "JR" and Frieda L. (Hueftley) Houser in Elwood. In November of 1964, he married Sheri Oxford in Oconto. He worked as a farmer and rancher. The family lived on a farm south of Farnam...
Ross VanPelt (06/22/04)
Aug. 16, 1928-June 20, 2004 OBERLIN -- Ross VanPelt, 75, died Sunday (June 20, 2004) at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. He was born Aug. 16, 1928, to Will and Myrtle (Fowler) VanPelt in Kansas City, Mo. He was raised in Decatur County where he attended country school. He was a graduate of Decatur County High School...
Doris E. Hovey (06/22/04)
July 25, 1926-June 21, 2004 TRENTON -- Doris Elaine Hovey, 78, died Monday (June 21, 2004) at her home in Trenton. She was born July 25, 1926, to Clarence and Ella (Seybold) Taul in McCook. She grew up in Trenton. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1943...
Stella A. Miner (06/22/04)
March 31, 1916-June 19, 2004 Stella Arletta Miner, 88, died Saturday, June 19, 2004 at her home in Palisade. She was born March 31, 1916 at Palisade to Horace and Bessie (Dillon) Jones. She grew up, attended school and lived in Palisade all her life. On August 27, 1944, she married Bill Miner at Atwood. She was a homemaker and took in laundry for many years. She enjoyed her family and flowers...
Stella A. Miner (06/21/04)
March 31, 1916-June 19, 2004 PALISADE -- Stella Arletta Miner, 88, died Saturday (June 19, 2004) at her home in Palisade. She was born March 31, 1916, to Horace and Bessie (Dillen) Jones in Palisade. She grew up and attended school in Palisade. On Aug. 27, 1944, she married Bill Miner in Atwood. She was a homemaker and took in laundry for many years...
Diane R. DeVries (06/21/04)
July 2, 1944-June 19, 2004 LEXINGTON -- Diane R. DeVries, 59, died Saturday (June 19, 2004) at Tri County Hospital in Lexington. She was born July 2, 1944, to Ervin and Eleanora (Huxoll) Haussler in Holdrege. She attended Holbrook Parochial School and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1962...
Thomas P. Murphy, D.V.M. (06/18/04)
Nov. 13, 1925-June 16, 2004 MANKATO, Kan. -- Dr. Thomas Patrick Murphy, 78, of St. James, Minn., died Wednesday (June 16, 2004) at Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato, Kan. He was born Nov. 13, 1925, to Thomas Henry and Julia Catherine (Scott) Murphy in Greeley. He grew up in Greeley and graduated from Greeley Catholic High School...
Donald B. Mackey (06/21/04)
April 5, 1933-June 18, 2004 Donald Bruce Mackey, 71, died Friday (June 18, 2004) at his home. He was born April 5, 1933, to Bruce and Ruth L. (Cotton) Mackey in Bird City, Kan. He graduate from McCook High School in 1952. On April 23, 1953, he entered the Army and served in Japan during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged April 13, 1955. He continued to serve in the Army Reserves for another eight years...
Edward Buffington (06/18/04)
Jan. 8, 1908-June 17, 2004 WAUNETA -- Edward Warren Buffington, 96, died Thursday (June 17, 2004) at Heritage Care Facility in Wauneta. He was born Jan. 8, 1908, to Edward F. and Carrie M. (Nuding) Buffington near the Ough Community in Dundy County. He moved with his family to the Haigler area, where he attended school and helped on the farm...
Emma Emilie (Holle) Niermeier (06/18/04)
Sept. 12, 1917-June 15, 2004 KEARNEY -- Erma Emilie (Holle) Niermeier, 86, died Tuesday (June 15, 2004) in Kearney. She was born Sept. 12, 1917, to Fred Henry Rennig and Ida Doretta (Dunker) Holle in rural Ludell. She was a 1935 graduate of Atwood, Kan...
Charles P. Hansen (06/17/04)
Aug. 26, 1928-June 16, 2004 Charles Richard Hansen, 75, died Wednesday (June 16, 2004) at his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1928, to Laurits Christian and Agatha Christina (Mengers) Hansen in Kenmare, N.D. He graduated from Dannebrog High School in 1946 and attended Dana College in Blair for one year...
Garald 'Jerry' Orman (06/17/04)
Feb. 1, 1932-June 13, 2004 Garald "Jerry" Orman was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Hayes Center. He graduated from Curtis Nebraska State High School in 1949. He attended McCook Community College, graduating in 1951 with an associate of arts degree in journalism...
Robert R. Baumann (06/15/04)
April 16, 1922-June 8, 2004 Robert "Bob" R. Baumann, age 82, died June 8, 2004, at Linden Court in North Platte. Funeral services were Friday, June 11, 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Chadron. Bob was born on April 16, 1922, in Holstein, Iowa, to Frederick and Edna Baumann of Cushing, Iowa. ...
Charlotte M. Adams (06/15/04)
Sept. 2, 1916-June 13, 2004 COLBY -- Charlotte M. Adams, 87, died Sunday (June 13, 2004) at the Citizens Medical Center in Colby. She was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Atwood. She was a retired insurance clerk. She was a member of Berean Church in Colby and Gideons International...
Frieda A. Bush (06/15/04)
Nov. 12, 1918-June 14, 2004 WAUNETA -- Frieda A. Bush, 85, died Monday (June 14, 2004) at Heritage of Wauneta in Wauneta. She was born Nov. 12, 1918, to Carl Daniel and Ida Engeline (Buss) Sommerfeld in Blue Hill. On Aug. 30, 1946, she married Arthur R. Bush at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings. The couple moved to the AJ Irvine Ranch, north of Hamlet, May 1, 1949 and retired to Palisade in March 1991...
Wilma L. Cohen (06/14/04)
Dec. 2, 1913-June 11, 2004 Wilma Lenore Cohen, 90, died Friday (June 11, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born Dec. 2, 1913, to Harry and Mabel (Kain) Rees in Wallace. She graduated from Wallace High School in 1932. On Oct. 23, 1938, she married Eugene Cohen in Wallace. ...
Floyd L. Bryant (06/14/04)
Sept. 6, 1937-June 5, 2004 Floyd Lee Bryant was born Sept. 6, 1937, in Hendley to Gail and Clara Bryant. He was the eighth of nine children. Floyd grew up on the family farm and graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis in 1955. Floyd studied telegraphy and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for one year after graduation...
Katherine Brown (06/11/04)
June 6, 1913-June 7, 2004 FREMONT -- Katherine Brown, 91, died Monday (June 7, 2004) at Nye Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fremont. She was born June 6, 1913, to Frederick and Katherine (Miller) Porter in Piniele, Mont. She grew up in Stratton and attended school there. She took courses from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln...
Elfie M. Brown (06/11/04)
Nov. 20, 1913-June 10, 2004 OBERLIN -- Elfie May Brown, 90, died Thursday (June 10, 2004) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born Nov. 20, 1913, to Herbie Cotting and Clara Frances (Wyatt) Watkins in the Sherman Township in Decatur County. She was raised in Sherman Township and attended rural school. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1933...
Urlin G. McCartney (06/11/04)
Urlin G. McCartney July 20, 1917-June 8, 2004 THORNTON, Colo. -- Urlin G. McCartney, 86, died Tuesday (June 8, 2004) at the Villa at Sunny Acres in Thornton, Colo. He was born July 20, 1917, to Adrian Ernest and Rosa Pearle (Johnston) McCartney in Wauneta. He raised in Wauneta and attended grade school there. He was a 1934 graduate of Wauneta High School...
Harold D. 'Yogi' Herron (06/09/04)
July 26, 1944-June 8, 2004 LINCOLN -- Harold David "Yogi" Herron, 59, died June 8, 2004, in Lincoln. He was born July 26, 1944, to Clarence and Beulah (Ike) Herron in McCook. He was a Army and Vietnam veteran. He was employed with Dobson Brothers Construction Co., H.R. and Bookstrom Construction Co., General Excavating...
Fern B. Moore (06/08/04)
March 3, 1939-June 6, 2004 Fern Bernice Moore died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at the age of 65. She was born March 3, 1939, in Hayes County, the daughter of the late Floyd and Violet (Calkins) Hall. Fern grew up in Frontier County and graduated from Red Willow High School in 1957...
Rodney R. McKillip (06/08/04)
Dec. 26, 1957-June 5, 2004 Rodney Ray McKillip, 46, of McCook, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Hugh Butler Lake. He was born Dec. 26, 1957, to James A. and Marlys Jean (Grafel) McKillip at McCook. He had lived in McCook all his life. He graduated from McCook High School in 1976. He enjoyed music, TaeKwonDo, fishing, sports, and especially Husker football...
John R.Trumble (06/07/04)
Oct. 31, 1915-June 4, 2004 CAMBRIDGE -- John R. Trumble, 88, died Friday (June 4, 2004) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. He was born Oct. 31, 1915, to Arthur and Stella (Ross) Trumble. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1934 and farmed with his father until he joined the Army. He served in World War II from 1941-1945...
Audrey L. Craig (06/07/04)
May 5, 1923-June 4, 2004 NORTON, Kan. -- Audrey L. Craig, 81, died Friday (June 4, 2004) at Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kan. She was born May 5, 1923, to William and Winnie (Frye) Wyatt in Norton County, Kan. She was raised in Norton and attended Norton County Schools...
Gerald W. Geihsler (06/07/04)
July 16, 1929-June 4, 2004 Gerald William Geihsler, 74, died Friday (June 4, 2004) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born July 16, 1929, to Harold and Sophia (Kircher) Geihsler in Palisade. He grew up in Palisade and McCook, where he attended high school. He entered the Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict...
Idella Frickey (06/04/04)
May 22, 1940-June 3, 2004 OBERLIN -- Idella Frickey, 64, died Thursday (June 3, 2004) at Decatur County Hospital of Oberlin. She was born May 22, 1940, to Arthur and Loretta (Foster) Nelson in Worthington, Minn. She grew up in Oberlin and attended school at Oberlin Elementary. ...
Edmond O. Lauer (06/04/04)
April 8, 1905-June 2, 2004 Edmond Oscar Lauer died Wednesday (June 2, 2004) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was 99 years old. He was born April 8, 1905, one of 16 children, to Edward and Magdaline (Volmer) Lauer at Aurora. The family later moved to Merna where he farmed with his father and brothers...
LInda L. Gunther (06/03/04)
June 30, 1947-May 31, 2004 BENKELMAN -- Linda L. Gunther, 56, died Monday (May 31, 2004) at her home in Benkelman. She was born June 30, 1947, to James and Helen (Sander) Carter in Ogallala. She grew up in Ogallala and graduated in 1965 from Ogallala High School. After graduation she worked for TRW for several years...
Elaine R. Trehal (06/03/04)
Sept. 24, 1918-June 1, 2004 Elaine Ruth Trehal, 85, died Tuesday (June 1, 2004) at her home in McCook. She was born Sept. 24, 1918, to Fred L. and Jessie May (Duff) Biesecker in Farnam. In 1935, she graduated from Bertrand High School. She was employed with Lockhead Aircraft for two years. She married Ted Williams in Las Vegas, Nev. He preceded her in death...
Mary A. Morse (06/01/04)
Nov. 26, 1917-May 27, 2004 ARAPAHOE -- Mary A. Morse, 86, died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at Andbe Home in Norton, Kan. She was born Nov. 26, 1917, to Eber E. and Mida A. (Frost) Inman in Beaver City. She attended country school and graduated from Beaver City School...
Berdeane F. (Jussel) Stewart (06/01/04)
July 13, 1917-May 28, 2004 Berdeane F. (Jussel) Stewart died Friday, May 28, 2004, at the Tiffany Square Nursing Home in Grand Island at the age of 86. She was born July 13, 1917, at Ragan, the daughter of the late Fay and Irene (Ball) Willsey. Berdeane grew up in Ragan and attended rural school in Huntley before moving to Wauneta...
Kenneth W. Kehler (06/01/04)
Nov. 11, 1929-June 1, 2004 HITCHCOCK COUNTY -- Kenneth Walter Kehler, 74, died today (June 1, 2004) at his home northwest of Culbertson. He was born Nov. 11, 1929, to Alexander and Katherine (Grasmick) Kehler in Hitchcock County. He grew up on the family farm and attended Culbertson High School. He entered the Army and served during the Korean Conflict...
Robert Dale Bonham (06/01/04)
March 17, 1911-May 29, 2004 BEAVER CITY -- Robert Dale Bonham, 93, known as Dale, died Saturday (May 29, 2004) at the Beaver City Manor in Beaver City. He was born March 17, 1911, at Beaver City to Robert Austin and Bertie (Chitwood) Bonham. He lived in Beaver City until 1913, when the family moved to Missouri for 11 years. They returned to Beaver City in October of 1924. He attended Beaver City schools...
Helen Louise Stamm (06/01/04)
Jan. 29, 1920-May 27, 2004 DENVER, Colo. -- Helen Louise Stamm, 84, of Benkelman, died Thursday (May 27, 2004) at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colo. She was born Jan. 29, 1920, to Reece W. and Mayme Edith (Morrison) Hardwick northeast of Parks on a farm. She grew up on the farm and attended school in District 24 and graduated from Benkelman High School in 1938...