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Obituaries from July 2004

James LeRoy Schlagel (07/30/04)
Oct. 5, 1927-July 28, 2004 James LeRoy Schlagel died at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood on July 28, 2004, at the age of 76. He was born in Hastings on Oct. 5, 1927, to Albert and Marie (Adams) Schlagel and was baptized on Jan. 1, 1928. On Dec. 14, 1952, James was confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in McCook...
Glenva Roberta Hinkle (07/30/04)
March 18, 1916-July 29, 2004 ALLIANCE -- Glenva Roberta Hinkle, 88, died Thursday (July 29, 2004) at a nursing home in Alliance. She was born March 18, 1916, to Robert L. and Louise (Kriste) Martin in Hendley. She was raised in Hendley and graduated from Hendley High School...
Gerald R. Riepl (07/29/04)
CIMARRON, Kan. -- Gerald R. Riepl, 79, died Tuesday (July 27, 2004) in Cimarron, Kan. He was born in February of 1923 to Math and Susie (Pingetzer) Riepl in Herndon. Survivors include his wife, Helen Bendon; and four sons. Services are Friday, 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Cimarron. Graveside services are at 4 p.m., Friday at the Oberlin Cemetery...
Holly H. Case (07/29/04)
Oct. 3, 1910-July 28, 2004 CAMBRIDGE -- Holly H. Case, 93, died Wednesday (July 28, 2004) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1910, in Red Willow County near Bartley to Charles George and Abbie Elizabeth (Carr) Kerst. She attended rural school and graduated from Bartley High School in 1929...
Lois Fern Stinnette (07/29/04)
Oct. 11, 1914-July 26, 2004 Lois Fern Stinnette, 89, passed away peacefully July 26, 2004, at her home in Pocatello, Idaho with her daughter and granddaughter at her side. Fern was born at the family home south of Wauneta, Oct. 11, 1914, to John J. and Mary (Donze) Kitt. She grew up on the family farm, attending Calvert Country School through eighth grade and Wauneta High School, graduating in 1933...
Carolyn Louise (Capp) Bell (07/28/04)
May 24, 1948-July 22, 2004 Carolyn Louise (Capp) Bell went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 22, 2004. She was born May 24, 1948, in McCook to George and Elsie (Schmidt) Capp. She graduated from McCook High School in 1966 and attended Colorado State University for two years. She lost both of her parents in 1968 and moved to Denver to work for Mountain Bell Phone Co...
L. Ilene Ruf (07/26/04)
Nov. 7, 1921-July 23, 2004 CAMBRIDGE -- Leola Ilene Premer Ruf, 82, died Friday (July 23, 2004) in Cambridge. She was born Nov. 7, 1921, to Frank Premer and Ellen (Nellie) Daniels Premer south of Bartley in Red Willow County. She graduated from Bartley High School in 1938 and attended classes at Kearney State Normal College. She taught country school in the Lebanon area for seven years and at Lebanon for one year...
Adeline 'Ad' Childers (07/27/04)
June 17, 1920-July 25, 2004 BIRD CITY -- Adeline "Ad" (Kehlbeck) Childers, 84, died Sunday (July 25, 2004) in Bird City. She was born June 17, 1920, in Cheyenne County, Kan. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bertram "Bert" Childers in 1997...
Jon D. Almquist (07/26/04)
Feb. 4, 1942-July 7, 2004 Jon Douglas Almquist passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 7, 2004. His journey in this life was filled with joy, fulfillment, hardships and laughter. He battled diabetes most of his life and heart problems the last few years. He was a true champion as he fought to keep active and happy...
Carl D. Hanes (07/23/04)
April 10, 1925-July 21, 2004 TRENTON -- Carl Douglas Hanes, 79, died Wednesday (July 21, 2004) at his home in Trenton. He was born April 10, 1925, to George M. and Mary Alice (Matney) Hanes in St. Francis. He grew up in the Parks and Haigler communities, where he received his education...
Robert L. Hornkohl (07/23/04)
Nov. 21, 1955-July 21, 2004 KEARNEY -- Robert Lee Hornkohl, 48, died Wednesday (July 21, 2004) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Nov. 21, 1955, to Harold and Ramona (Soderlund) Hornkohl in Oberlin. He grew up in Marion and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1974...
Ruth Schnabel (07/22/04)
Dec. 27, 1919-July 20, 2004 Ruth Schnabel, 84, of McCook, died Tuesday (July 20, 2004) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Dec. 27, 1919, to August and Sophia (Krausce) Schnabel in Culbertson and she moved with her family at an early age to a home near Trenton, where she attended school...
David F. Moreau (07/21/04)
Aug. 26, 1950-July 18, 2004 David Franklin Moreau, 53, died Sunday (July 18, 2004). He was born Aug. 26, 1950, to Ivan C. and Ruth R. (Matson) Moreau in McCook. He graduated from McCook High School in 1970. He was preceded in death by his father, Ivan; and brother-in-law, David Herron...
Ronald D. Stark (07/21/04)
Dec. 7, 1946-July 17, 2004 ATWOOD -- Ronald D. Stark, 57, of Atwood, died Saturday (July 17, 2004) at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. He was born Dec. 7, 1946, to Anthony "Tony" Stark and Della Irene Brown Ess Stark. He spent his childhood on a farm near Massacre Canyon east of Trenton. His family moved to town in 1959. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1966...
Ted Lockhart (07/20/04)
Nov. 16, 1920-July 18, 2004 LEXINGTON -- Ted Lockhart, 83, died Sunday (July 18, 2004) at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. He was born Nov. 16, 1920, to Charles and Emma (Haskin) Lockhart in Smithfield. He grew up in rural Gosper County and graduated from Cozad High School...
Jay M. Racek (07/20/04)
Aug. 14, 1983-July 17, 2004 LEXINGTON -- Jay Michael Racek, 20, died Saturday (July 17, 2004) as a result of a motorcycle accident in Lexington. He was born Aug. 14, 1983, and was adopted by Mike and Audrey (Beck) Racek on July 12, 1989. He grew up in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School in 2002. He was active in football, wrestling, track and baseball...
Cammie E. Hampton (07/20/04)
April 22, 1907-July 19, 2004 Cammie Ellen Hampton, 97, died Monday (July 19, 2004) at McCook Community Hospital. She was born April 22, 1907, to Peter and Dorsa (Knipe) Morrison in Cherry County. She graduated from Mullen High School in 1927. On July 2, 1927, she married Carlie Curtis Hampton in Mullen. The couple made their home in Alliance for 26 years where she was a homemaker. She moved to McCook in 2002...
Ronald W. 'Ron' Hull Sr. (07/20/04)
March 20, 1926-July 17, 2004 TEXAS -- Ronald W. "Ron" Hull, Sr., of Sugar Land, Texas, passed away July 17, 2004. He was born March 20, 1926, in Glendale, Calif., the son of John Marshall and Edna Artel Hull. He and this family moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1935. After graduating from Cheyenne High School he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force to enter flight training. Before starting his training, World War II ended and flight training was canceled, but not his love for flying...
Barbara J. (Heinz) Zeibig (07/20/04)
Oct. 31, 1931-July 3, 2004 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --  Barbara Jean (Heinz) Zeibig died July 3, 2004, in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the age of 72. She was born Oct. 31, 1931, in McCook to Andrew and Amelia (Kiel) Heinz. She grew up in Culbertson and she graduated from Culbertson High School...
Dale E. Walters (07/19/04)
April 11, 1930-July 16, 2004 LINCOLN -- Dale E. Walters, 74, died Friday (July 16, 2004) in Lincoln. He was born April 11, 1930, to John and Elizabeth (Hoff) Walters in Dundy County. He was a retired field supervisor for the State of Nebraska Labor Department...
Anna M. Leitner (07/16/04)
Aug. 18, 1923-July 15, 2004 OBERLIN -- Anna Marie Leitner, 80, died Thursday (July 15, 2004) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born Aug. 18, 1923, to JJ and Elizabeth (Siemens) Thiessen in Meade, Kan. She was raised in Meade and she attended Meade country schools...
Lenora E. Spicka (07/16/04)
Aug. 10, 1914-July 15, 2004 ATWOOD -- Lenora Evelyn (Searl) Spicka, 89, died Thursday (July 15, 2004) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born Aug. 10, 1914, to Fay L. and Myrtle (Lukins) Searl near the town of Holbrook. She grew up in Gosper County, Chase County and Lamar. ...
Jimmy L. Sanford (07/16/04)
April 25, 1949-July 13, 2004 BENKELMAN -- Jimmy L. Sanford, 54, died July 13, 2004 at his home in Benkelman. He was born April 25, 1949, to Stanley Lloyd and Violet Mae (Garner) Sanford at Benkelman and attended school in Benkelman. He spent most of his adult life in Benkelman and the Scottsbluff areas where he worked various jobs in construction, concrete, and trucking...
Grace Shane (07/16/04)
Dec. 7, 1901-July 14, 2004 DENVER, Colo. -- Grace Shane, 102, of Denver, Colo., died Wednesday (July 14, 2004) at Centura Senior Life Center Nursing Home in Denver, Colo. She was born Dec. 7, 1901, to Edgar and Nellie (Upson) Goudie. She grew up in Stamford. She graduated from Stamford High School in 1920...
Robert D. 'Bob' Phillips (07/16/04)
March 15, 1937-July 14, 2004 Robert D. "Bob" Phillips, 67, of Curtis, died July 14, 2004, at his home. He was born March 15, 1937, to Kenneth and Illma Wymore Phillips at Ben, Ore. He attended grade school south of Stockville and graduated from the University of Nebraska Agricultural School in 1955, after which, he joined the Army...
Cheryl A. Wilkens (07/14/04)
July 9, 1948-July 7, 2004 COLORADO -- Cheryl Ann Wilkens, 55, died Wednesday (July 7, 2004) in Colorado. She was born July 9, 1948, in Stratton. She lived in Northwest Kansas and moved in 1981 to Colorado Springs, Colo. She graduated from Central Business College in 1967...
Ronda E. Hill (07/15/04)
Jan. 8, 1954-July 11, 2004 DENVER, Colo. -- Ronda Elaine Hill, 50, died Sunday (July 11, 2004) in Denver, Colo. She was born Jan. 8, 1954, to Glenn E. and Florence L. "Tiny" (Hoppes) Vernon in Oberlin. She grew up in Norcatur and attended Norcatur Grade School. She also attended Decatur Community High School in Oberlin and graduated from South High School in Salina, Kan. She attended Brown Mackie College in Salina...
Alvin G. 'Al' Barlow (07/14/04)
April 17, 1926-July 12, 2004 Alvin G. Barlow, of Culbertson, died Monday, July 12, 2004, at Community Hospital of McCook at the age of 78. He was born in a sod house near Palisade to Jesse Louis and Phebe Irene (Harry) Barlow on April 17, 1926. He lived all of his life in Hitchcock County. He attended the Prairie Union School near his home...
Kathleen Whitaker (07/13/04)
Feb. 27, 1910-July 11, 2004 Kathleen Whitaker, 94, of North Platte, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, in Linden Court. She was born Feb. 27, 1910, in Fairmont to William and Katherine Hofferber Kennedy. The family lived in Cozad and Lexington. Kathleen graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1927. She attended Kearney State Teachers College and taught for five years in Dawson County rural schools...
Billy E. Green (07/13/04)
April 18, 1922-July 10, 2004 CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Billy E. Green, 82, died Saturday (July 10, 2004) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was born April 18, 1922, in Hamlet. He served in the Navy during World War II. On Dec. 16, 1978, he married Linda Perry. The couple resided in Kimball where he was an accountant...
Mary T. Spickelmier (07/13/04)
April 22, 1919-July 11, 2004 OMAHA -- Mary T. Spickelmier, 85, died Sunday (July 11, 2004) at Betty's House in Omaha. She was born April 22, 1919, to August and Concetta (Marsiglia) Serio in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from high school in Columbus, Ohio...
Alice A. Armstrong Langille (07/12/04)
Jan. 21, 1933-July 7, 2004 LINCOLN -- Alice L. Armstrong Langille, 71, died Wednesday (July 7, 2004) at Bryan LGH Hospital East in Lincoln. She was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Trenton. In June 1953, she married Lloyd E. Armstrong in Lincoln. He preceded her in death...
Edward H. 'Ed' Greeley (07/09/04)
April 21, 1928-July 8, 2004 IMPERIAL -- Edward H. "Ed" Greeley, 76, died Thursday (July 8, 2004) at Chase County Community Hospital. He was born April 21, 1928, on the family farm in Hayes County to Gordon and Ethel (Madison) Greeley. He moved with his family to Chase County where he attended Lone Star School...
Effie J. Davis (07/09/04)
Feb. 20, 1913-July 7, 2004 MEDFORD, Ore. -- Effie Davis, 91, died Wednesday (July 7, 2004) in Medford, Ore. She was born Feb. 20, 1913, to Morton and Marion (Spier) Search in McCook. She graduated from McCook High School in 1931. She worked at St. Catherine's Hospital in McCook as a nurses aid. She played organ at the Fox Theater for many years and also played the organ at the former McCook Air Base during the 1940's. She taught classes at McCook Beauty Academy in the late 1950's...
Waldo E. Baney (07/09/04)
Oct. 25, 1920-July 5, 2004 BENKELMAN -- Waldo E. Baney, 83, died Monday (July 5, 2004) at his home in Benkelman. He was born Oct. 25, 1920, to Reverda and Lois (Hardwick) Baney on the family's farm northwest of Benkelman. He attended country school near his home...
Leon K. Maris (07/08/04)
May 27, 1955-July 5, 2004 PAULLINA, Iowa -- Leon K. Maris, 49, died Monday (July 5, 2004) at his home in Paullina, Iowa. He was born May 27, 1955, to Dale and Orpha (Buffington) Maris in Imperial. He received his education from Greeley High School in Greeley, Colo., in 1973...
Velma V. Wederski (07/07/04)
Sept. 20, 1920-July 6, 2004 BEAVER CITY -- Velma V. Wederski, 83, died Tuesday (July 6, 2004) at the Beaver City Manor in Beaver City. She was born Sept. 20, 1920, to Ray and Ruth (Callahan) Tracy in Bird City. She was raised southeast of Bird City near South Beaver Creek and attended Central School and Center Church near her home...
Lorretta Carter (07/06/04)
May 25, 1926-July 4, 2004 KEARNEY -- Lorretta Carter, 78, died Sunday (July 4, 2004) at Northridge Retirement in Kearney. She was born May 25, 1926, to Frank and Agnes (Reed) Breiner in Norcatur. She was raised in Norcatur and graduated from Norcatur High School...
Lawrence R. Campbell (07/06/04)
Aug. 25, 1916-July 3, 2004 BENKELMAN -- Lawrence R. Campbell, 87, died Saturday (July 3, 2004) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. He was born Aug. 25, 1916, to Earl and May (Watt) Campbell on his family's farm north of Parks. The family moved to Benkelman, where he attended school. He graduated from Benkelman High School in 1934, and then went to work for his father and brother in the produce business...
Emmanuel P. Ball (07/06/04)
Dec. 31, 1927-July 4, 2004 BENKELMAN -- Emmanuel Phillip Ball, 76, died Sunday (July 4, 2004) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born Dec. 31, 1927, to Alec and Elizabeth (Yede) Ball in Denver, Colo. He grew up in the Denver area. He served during World War II in the Merchant Marines and returned to Denver after he was discharged...
Dallas D. Blake (07/06/04)
Dec. 14, 1927-June 30, 2004 Dallas Dean Blake, 76, of Boise, Idaho, died the morning of June 30, 2004, at his home. Services were Saturday, July 3, 2004, at 11 a.m., at Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel, Idaho. Interment will follow at Cloverdale Cemetery, Idaho. Arrangement by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel...
Gordon 'Tod' Robert Todhunter (07/06/04)
Sept. 8, 1935-July 3, 2004 Gordon "Tod" Robert Todhunter passed away July 3, 2004, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; five children, Stephen Todhunter of Claremore, Okla., Michael Todhunter of Southbury, Conn., Jack Todhunter of Detroit, Mich., Lynn Todhunter McLaury of St. Peters, Mo., and Richard Todhunter of Sillwater, Okla.; two brothers, Terry Todhunter and James Todhunter of Amherst, Ohio; and 21 grandchildren...
Wayne R. Ball (07/02/04)
July 28, 1930-July 1, 2004 Wayne Richard Ball, 73, died Thursday (July 1, 2004) at his home west of McCook. He was born July 28, 1930, to Archie and Neva (Fassler) Ball in Indianola. The family moved to Canada, where he received his education. They returned to McCook in 1943, where he spent the rest of his life...
Victoria 'Vicky' Ann Bogner (07/02/04)
Feb. 14, 1961-June 29, 2004 WRIGHT, Kan. - Victoria "Vicky" Ann Bogner, 43, died Tuesday (June 29, 2004) in rural Marion County, Kan., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Feb. 14, 1961, in Oberlin to Harold and Kathleen Canaga Nichols. She was a payroll clerk for USD 443, Dodge City, Kan...
Gerald Christopher Bogner (07/02/04)
Oct. 9, 1982-June 29, 2004 WRIGHT, KAN. - Gerald Christopher Bogner, 21, died Tuesday (June 29, 2004) in rural Marion Count, Kan., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Oct. 9, 1982, in McCook to Bryan and Victoria Nichols Bogner. He was a sanitation worker for the City of Dodge City...
Charlie Michelle Bogner (07/02/04)
June 30, 1986-June 29, 2004 WRIGHT, Kan. - Charlie Michelle Bogner, 17, died Tuesday (June 29, 2004) in rural Marion County, Kan., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born June 30, 1986, at Emporia, Kan., to Mike and Linda Meyers Fry...
Jeri G. Hyke (07/02/04)
Nov. 14, 1957-June 30, 2004 HENDLEY -- Jeri Grace Hyke, 46, died Wednesday (June 30, 2004) at her home in Hendley. She was born Nov. 14, 1957, to Edgar Nehemia and Florine Annette (Jewett) Osborn in Bristol, Conn. She moved to Garden Grove, Calif., with her parents. The family later moved to Fontana, Calif., and then to Orlando, Fla. They then moved to Beaver City, where she attended high School...
Connie Andrews (07/02/04)
Feb. 24, 1937-July 1, 2004 CAMBRIDGE -- Connie Andrews, 67, died Thursday (July 1, 2004) at her home in Cambridge. She was born Feb. 24, 1937, to Leonard and Marie (Brown) Sayer. She graduated in 1954 from Cambridge High School. On April 7, 1956, she married Bob Andrews. The couple farmed southeast of Cambridge until 1999, when they moved into Cambridge...
Charles 'Chuck' Brown (07/01/04)
Sept. 13, 1915-July 1, 2004 CAMBRIDGE -- Charles "Chuck" Brown, 88, died today (July 1, 2004) at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. He was born Sept. 13, 1915, to Joseph and Clara (Karash) Brown in Cambridge. He attended Cambridge High School. He was a farmer...
Martha J. Troxell (07/01/04)
Dec. 7, 1929-June 29, 2004 CAMBRIDGE -- Martha Jane Troxell, 74, died Tuesday (June 29, 2004) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born Dec. 7, 1929, to Edgar Hepler and Florence Julia (Powell) Anderson in McCook. She attended McCook Public Schools...
Margaret Shipman (07/01/04)
Jan. 21, 1921-June 30, 2004 Margaret Shipman, 83, died Wednesday (June 30, 2004) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 21, 1921, to Albert Lee Sr., and Faye Viola (Covalt) Shipman in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended rural school in Alliance. She had been living in McCook for many years, first at the Townhouse and then Hillcrest. She was a homemaker...