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Obituaries from March 2005

Lela M. Snyder (03/31/05)
Nov. 7, 1924-March 28, 2005 IMPERIAL -- Lela M. (Wonderly) Snyder, 80, died Monday (March 28, 2005) at her home in Imperial. She was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Oberlin to Ellsworth and Hazel (Ellis) Wonderly. She grew up and attended school in Imperial, graduating from Chase County High School in 1942. After graduation, she was employed in Sidney...
Ruth E. Holmes (03/30/05)
July 15, 1921-March 22, 2005 Ruth Elaine Holmes, 83, of Loveland, Colo., and formerly of Estes Park, Colo., died March 22, 2005, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born July 15, 1921, to William C. and Hannah (Ross) Deines of Harvard. Ruth attended grade school and high school in Culbertson. She was a graduate of teacher's training at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan. She taught K-8th grade in a one room school house for one year...
Margaret L. Baker (03/29/05)
Jan. 23, 1925-March 24, 2005 BRIGHTON, Colo. -- Margaret L. Baker, 80, formerly of Trenton, died Thursday (March 24, 2005) at the Brighton Care Center in Brighton, Colo. She was born Jan. 23, 1925, to Clarence and Ellalou "Ella" (Seybold) Taul on a rented farm north of Trenton. ...
Arthur C. 'Dick' Merrell (03/29/05)
Aug. 31, 1909-March 27, 2005 Arthur C. "Dick" Merrell died Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was 95 years old. Dick was born in Rawlins, Wyo., on Aug. 31, 1909, to Edward C. and Lulu Louise (Hesse) Merrell. He graduated from Hayes Center High School. He was employed for 42 years with the Burlington Railroad. He was a conductor on Amtrak, retiring in 1974...
Linda A. Allen (03/29/05)
March 7, 1950-March 20, 2005 LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Linda A. Allen, 55, died Sunday (March 20, 2005) in Las Vegas, Nev. She graduated from McCook High School and worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for DeGroffs and Lots to Love, Inc., for many years...
Paul Skoda (03/29/05)
Sept. 30, 1911-March 28, 2005 OBERLIN -- Paul Skoda, 93, died Monday (March 28, 2005) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Sept. 30, 1911, to Anthony and Mary (Skorepa) Skoda in Cleveland, Ohio. He was raised in Cleveland and graduated high school there. He attended Underwood Sunstrand School in Harrisburg, Pa...
Kenneth E. Serl (03/29/05)
Kenneth E. Serl Aug. 1, 1940-March 19, 2005 Kenneth Eugene Serl was born Aug. 1, 1940, southwest of Yuma to Alvin and Vonda (Watson) Serl. He passed away at home on March 19, 2005. He attended school at Eckley until the 3rd grade when the family moved to Yuma. He graduated from Yuma Union High School in 1958...
Calvin Pierce (03/29/05)
July 7, 1917-March 27, 2005 IMPERIAL -- Calvin M. Pierce, 87, died Sunday (March 27, 2005) at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home in Wauneta. He was born July 7, 1917, to Frank and Florence (Rummell) Pierce on his parents farmstead northwest of Lamar. He attended school near District 75 and later graduated from Chase County High School in 1936. He attended Barnes Business College in Denver, Colo., for a year...
Ronald F. 'Tug' Stevens (03/25/05)
June 28, 1910-March 25, 2005 Ronald F. "Tug" Stevens, 94, died Friday (March 25, 2005) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born on June 28, 1910, at Indianola, to Fred and Maude (Jones) Stevens. He graduated from Indianola High School in 1929. He entered the U.S. Navy on Sept. 14, 1942, and served during World War II. He was a Second Class Baker on the Destroyer USS Charles F. Hughes. He was honorably discharged in 1945...
Lorenz W. Bischoff (03/28/05)
Jan. 23, 1926-March 26, 2005 WAUNETA -- Lorenz William Bischoff, 79, died Saturday (March 26, 2005) in Imperial. He was born Jan. 23, 1926, to Henry and Lydia (Beckmann) Bischoff near Wauneta. He was a farmer for many years. He was a resident of Imperial Manor in Imperial for the last 4 1/2 years...
Velma D. Collins (03/25/05)
April 8, 1910-March 24, 2005 WAUNETA -- Velma D. Collins, 94 died Thursday (March 24, 2005) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. She was born April 8, 1910, in Hayes County to Richard and Kitty (Lantz) Daniel. She graduated from Wauneta High School. She continued her education at Kearney State Teachers College where she graduated with a degree in elementary education...
Ralph E. Christensen (03/25/05)
Dec. 15, 1913-March 24, 2005 BEAVER CITY -- Ralph E. Christensen, 91, died Thursday (March 24, 2005) at Beaver City Manor. He was born Dec. 15, 1913 at Orleans, to Theodore and Millie (Noren) Christensen. He grew up in the Orleans and Beaver City area and attended country school...
Joseph Charles 'J.C.' Youngblood (03/25/05)
May 13, 1921-March 23, 2005 ATWOOD -- Joseph Charles "J.C." Youngblood, 83, died Wednesday (March 23, 2005) at Rawlins County Hospital in Atwood. He was born May 13, 1921, in Atwood to Joe and Nelle Preder Youngblood. He grew up in Atwood and graduated from Atwood Community High School in 1940...
Robert 'Bob' Allen (03/25/05)
Aug. 8, 1930-March 22, 2005 EUSTIS -- Robert "Bob" Allen, age 74 of Eustis, died Tuesday (March 22, 2005) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Aug. 8, 1930, at Cambridge to Jack and Dorothy Lyle Allen. He attended rural schools in Furnas and Frontier Counties...
Clarice Leake (03/23/05)
Sept. 17, 1906-March 22, 2005 OBERLIN -- Clarice Leake died Tuesday (March 22, 2005) in Oberlin. She was born Sept. 17, 1906, to Peter N. and Birdie (Davis) Fough in Cambridge. She was raised in Parkersburg, W.V. The family moved to Red Willow County when she was in her teens...
Theresa M. Towne (03/23/05)
Oct. 3, 1921-March 20, 2005 CURTIS -- Theresa M. Towne, 83, of Curtis, NE died March 20, 2005 at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis. She was born on Oct. 3, 1921, in Wellfleet to Harrison & Bertha (Gerken) Damoude. She graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture of Curtis in 1940...
Wilbur J. Reiman (03/23/05)
July 19, 1924-March 20, 2005 BENKELMAN -- Wilbur J. Reiman, 80, of Benkelman, died Sunday (March 20, 2005) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born on the family farm northeast of Benkelman to Charles and Sophia (Reining) Reiman and attended country school near his home in District 18...
Martha E. Horinek (03/22/05)
Oct. 7, 1915-March 17, 2005 ATWOOD -- Martha Elizabeth (Baalmann) Horinek, 89, of rural Atwood, died Thursday (March 17, 2005) at Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born Oct. 7, 1915, to William G. and Regina A. (Robben) Baalman on a farm near Angeles, Kan. She was raised on the farm. She attended school in Angeles and graduated high school there...
Albert A. Hayden (03/22/05)
June 5, 1934-March 20, 2005 Albert L. Hayden died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Community Hospital of McCook at the age of 70. He was born June 5, 1934, at Indianola the son of the late Joseph and Clara (Neumann) Hayden. He grew up in Indianola where he attended Indianola High School. He entered the United States Army serving from 1956 to 1958...
Rexene A. Schilz (03/22/05)
Feb. 26, 1950-March 18, 2005 BRULE -- Rexene Ann Schilz, 55, died Friday (March 18, 2005) at her home near Brule. She was born Feb. 26, 1950, in Lewellen to Frank and Paige Roberts Cady. She spent her childhood years in the Lewellen and Ogallala areas, graduating from Ogallala High School. ...
Janet Szuba (03/22/05)
Sept. 24, 1931-March 20, 2005 Janet Szuba of McCook died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte. She was 73 years old. Janet was born on Sept. 24, 1931, in Tonawanda, N.Y., to Ira and Nellie (Heatherly) Lyon. She graduated from Tonawanda High School in 1951...
Hernietta Thomas (03/21/05)
MESA, Ariz. -- Hernietta Bahl Thomas, 99, widow of Dr. Harold Donovan Thomas, died Thursday, March 17, 2005. She is survived by three sisters, Isabelle Barnes, Margie Unger and Jeannie DeForest; one brother, Walter Bahl; one daughter, Maryln Brooks; one son, Donovan Thomas; two granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren...
Margie L. Underwood (03/21/05)
Nov. 3, 1922-March 19, 2005 BIRD CITY -- Margie Lee (Snider) Underwood, 82, died Saturday (March 19, 2005) at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. She was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Bird City. She was an insurance agent. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer "Skeet" Underwood in 1976...
Pete Horkey (03/18/05)
Jan. 30, 1917-March 17, 2005 INDIANOLA -- Pete Horkey, 88, died Thursday (March 17, 2005) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born Jan. 30, 1917, in Indianola to Rudolph and Justina (Vlasin) Horkey. He grew up on the family farm south of Indianola and graduated from rural school...
Raymond C. Teel (03/18/05)
July 14, 1935-Oct. 26, 2004 Raymond C. Teel died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2004, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born July 14, 1935, in Indianola to Martha and Oscar A. Teel. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of St. Theresa Church in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was owner operator of A Plus Business Products in Phoenix for many years...
Norma E. Bodeman (03/18/05)
Dec. 23, 1923-March 16, 2005 Norma Ellen (Troxel) Bodeman, 81, died Wednesday (March 16, 2005) in Imperial. She was born Dec. 23, 1923, to Charles Orley and Luella May (Bush) Troxel at their farm home south of Wauneta. She attended Sunny Side School south of Wauneta until the eighth grade and then attended Wauneta High School graduating in 1941. She attended business college at Hastings...
Roberta A. O'Leary (03/18/05)
Sept. 5, 1925-March 16, 2005 ST. FRANCIS -- Roberta Rose O'Leary, 79, died Wednesday (March 16, 2005) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Indianola. She was a nursing home administrator. She was preceded in death by her son, Jim O'Leary in 2000...
Phyliss A. Durand (03/18/05)
Dec. 17, 1939-March 17, 2005 PLEASANTON -- Phyllis A. Durand, 65, of Pleasanton, died March 17, 2005, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was born in Farnam on Dec. 17, 1939, to Phill and Mamie (Hanes) Crawford. She graduated from Bartley High School in 1957. She then attended Denver College of Business earning an associate degree in business...
Katharine 'Barbara' Bergan (03/18/05)
June 27, 1924-March 16, 2005 BEATRICE -- Katherine "Barbara" Bergan, 80, died Wednesday ( March 16, 2005) at Parkview Center in Beatrice. She was born June 27, 1924, in Hanover, Kan. She attended country school near Washington, Kan., and St. John's Catholic School in Hanover, Kan. She was a waitress...
Pedro 'Pete' Monzon (03/16/05)
Aprili 29, 1926-March 13, 2005 Pedro "Pete" Monzon died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. He was 78 years old. Pete was born in McCook on April 29, 1926, to Jesus and Francisca (Melendez) Monzon. He graduated from McCook High School in 1947 and attended McCook College. He entered the U.S. Navy on March 25, 1944, and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on April 28, 1946...
Opal Gillen (03/16/05)
Oct. 26, 1915-March 10, 2005 Opal Pearl Gillen, 89, died Thursday (March 10, 2005) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Oct. 26, 1915, in Edgar to George and Margaret Seals. She was raised in the area and graduated in 1933 from Havana High School. She went to teachers college in Lincoln and taught for two years...
Violet Beard (03/15/05)
Aug. 4, 1921-March 12, 2005 IMPERIAL -- Violet May (Corey) Beard, 83, died Saturday (March 12, 2005) at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. She was born Aug. 4, 1921, to Roy and Sylvia Corey at the family home north of Wauneta. She attended country school and high school in Casper, Wyo...
Lois M. Dawson (03/16/05)
Feb. 26, 1922-March 14, 2005 KEARNEY -- Lois M. Dawson, 83, died Monday (March 14, 2005) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Feb. 26, 1922, to Joseph and Anna (Haffey) Hays northwest of Oxford. She attended Hardscrabble School for eight years and then graduated from Oxford High School with the Class of 1939. After graduation, she taught school at District 7 in rural Gosper County...
Verlyn D. 'Solly' Saladen (03/15/05)
Verlyn Dewayne "Solly" Saladen died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at his home in Santa Fe, N.M., after a long illness with complications of cancer. He was born March 25, 1932, in McCook to Calvin A. Saladen and Fannie Bivens Saladen. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1949 and attended McCook Junior College where he played football and was a Little "All American" Halfback...
Kenneth C. Crawford (03/14/05)
April 27, 1958-March 13, 2005 STOCKVILLE -- Kenneth Corwin Crawford, 46, of Curtis, formerly of Stockville, died Sunday (March 13, 2005) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. He was born April 27, 1958, in Cozad to Joe L. and Margaret Nelson Crawford. He graduated from Maywood High School in 1976 and later attended Mid Plains Community College in North Platte...
Bonnie J. Mowry (03/15/05)
June 20, 1961-March 11, 2005 BARTLEY -- Bonnie J. Mowry, 43, of Bartley, died Friday (March 11, 2005) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born in Lebanon, Ore., on June 20, 1961, to Marion and Grace (Whiteis) Teter. The family moved to Bartley where she went to school and graduated from Bartley High School in 1979...
Mary A. Stute (03/11/05)
Dec. 10, 1913-March 11, 2005 HODLREGE -- Mary A. Stute, 91, formerly of Haigler, died Friday (March 11, 2005) at the Holdrege Memorial Home in Holdrege. She was born Dec. 10, 1913, in Cheyenne County to Theodore and Christine (Wall) Darby. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Alfred H. Stute...
LaDona L. Redtfeldt (03/11/05)
June 8, 1917-March 11, 2005 LaDona Laura Redtfeldt died Friday, March 11, 2005, at St. John's Care Center in Kearney. She was 87 years old. LaDona was born on June 8, 1917, at Lushton to Lawrence and Anna (Purcell) Wagner. At one year of age, LaDona and her parents moved to Wilsonville where LaDona grew up and later graduated from high school in 1935...
Maxine L. Heldenbrand (03/11/05)
July 25, 1918-March 9, 2005 SIDNEY -- Maxine Leone Heldenbrand, 86, died Wednesday (March 9, 2005) in Sidney. She was born July 25, 1918, to Grace and Orland Weesner on a farm near Dunning. She attended elementary school in Broken Bow and junior and senior high school in North Platte...
Helen W. Preston (03/11/05)
Feb. 26, 1909-March 10, 2005 BENKELMAN -- Helen Walsh Preston, 96, died Thursday (March 10, 2005) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born Feb. 26, 1909, on the family farm five miles north of Doane. She was the youngest of six children born to Jeremiah and Eleanor (Hudson) Walsh. ...
Karen K. Hanke (03/11/05)
Jan. 12, 1939-March 10, 2005 Karen Kay Hanke died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at McCook Community Hospital. She was 66 years old. Karen was born Jan. 12, 1939, at Oberlin, Kan., to Myron Lee and Pearl Edna (Pearson) Pollnow. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1956 and was homecoming queen in 1955...
Gary G. Stamm (03/11/05)
March 4, 1945-March 7, 2005 BENKELMAN -- Gary G. Stamm, 60, of Benkelman, died Monday (March 7, 2005) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha after a short, difficult bout with cancer. He was born March 4, 1945, to Harry W. and June A. ...
Donalane W. Golding (03/11/05)
April 2, 1926-March 9, 2005 STRATTON -- Donalane W. Golding, 78, of Stratton, died Wednesday (March 9, 2005) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born April 2, 1926, to Clarence Emery and Lena Belle (Welch) Golding in his grandparent's home southwest of Stratton. He attended country school near his home through the eighth grade. He then farmed and he eventually started to farm for himself in 1946...
Rachel L. (Cook) Rousselle (03/11/05)
Feb. 22, 1909-March 4, 2005 RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Rachel Lydia (Cook) Rousselle, 96, died Friday, March 4, 2005. She was born Feb. 22, 1909, to George and Katherine Cook. On Sept. 10, 1927, she married Robert Rousselle. The couple farmed in the Culbertson area until 1954. ...
Alvin E. Rueter (03/11/05)
Oct. 23, 1917-March 9 , 2005 LINCOLN -- Alvin E. Rueter, 87, died Wednesday (March 9, 2005) in Lincoln. He was born Oct. 23, 1917, to Lawrence and Elizabeth Neuhart Rueter in Wauneta. He graduated from Wauneta High School in 1935. On April 15, 1941, he married Irma Bricker in Atwood. He farmed in Hayes County for 47 years. After retiring in April of 1991 they moved to North Platte. They most recently moved to Lincoln in 2004...
Katherine Witzke (03/10/05)
Katherine Witzke May 20, 1908-March 9, 2005 Katherine Witzke, McCook, formerly of Beaver County, Okla., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 96 years old. She was born on May 20, 1908, in Beaver County to Henry D. and Katherine (Dalke) Smith. She lived all of her life in Beaver County, until the last few months when she lived with her daughter Myrna and Raymond Haag of Bartley. She had been living in Hillcrest for the last two weeks...
Dorothy B. Burrus (03/10/05)
Nov. 23, 1905-March 9, 2005 ST. FRANCIS -- Dorothy B. Burrus, 99, died Wednesday (March 9, 2005) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. She was born Nov. 23, 1905, in Danbury. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Burrus in 1971; and daughter, L. Elaine Davis in January of 2004...
Myrtle M. Schiessler (03/10/05)
March 28, 1904-March 9, 2005 OBERLIN -- Myrtle M. Schlessler, 100, died Wednesday (March 9, 2005) at Decatur County Health Systems in Oberlin. She was born March 28, 1904, to Charlie and Mary (Hokenson) Henningson in Herndon. She was raised in the Herndon area and went to Fairview School...
Agnes Chambers (03/09/05)
Jan. 28, 1918-March 8, 2005 OBERLIN -- Agnes Chambers, 87, died Tuesday (March 8, 2005) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born Jan. 28, 1918, to Wayne and Christine (Nelson) Cramer in Geneva. She was raised in Maywood. She graduated from Maywood High School in 1932 and attended the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis...
Ivah M. Alexander (03/09/05)
April 4, 1909-March 7, 2005 OBERLIN -- Ivah Mae Alexander, 95, died Monday (March 7, 2005) in Oberlin. She was born April 4, 1909, to Harvey and May (Taylor) Alexander in rural Lyle, Kan. She was raised near Lyle and attended school at District 110 Country School. She graduated from Norcatur High School in 1929 and attended beauty school...
Ada I. Gray (03/09/05)
May 16, 1931-March 5, 2005 BENKELMAN -- Ada Irene Gray, 73, died Saturday (March 5, 2005) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. She was born May 16, 1931, in Potter to Fredrick Laury and Helen Vida (Hite) Schwartz. She grew up in Sidney and graduated from Sidney High School...
John Huck (03/08/05)
Dec. 27, 1901-March 7, 2005 CULBERTSON -- John Huck, 103, died Monday (March 7, 2005) at El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton. He was born Dec. 27, 1901, to Jacob and Catherine (Eckhart) Huck in Huck, Russia. In 1907, the family came to America and settled in Baltimore, Md. They then moved to Lincoln, where he attended school. The family moved to Culbertson in 1919, where they worked in the harvesting of beets...
Dorothy L. (Wallace) Peters (03/08/05)
May 11, 1943-March 2, 2005 Dorothy Louise (Wallace) Peters died Wednesday (March 2, 2005) in Fostoria, Ohio. She was born May 11, 1943, to Guy Shepherd and Helen (Wallace) in McCook. On Jan. 24, 1959, she married Harry N. Peters, Sr. Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Rose Ann...
Eldon Black (03/08/05)
May 21, 1913-March 7, 2005 OBERLIN -- Eldon Black, 91, of Oberlin, died Monday (March 7, 2005) at Good Samaritan Hospital of Kearney. He was born May 21, 1913, to Clarence and Jennie (Brintnall) Black in Dresden. He was raised in Dresden and attended school there...
Cecilia M. Nordeen (03/07/05)
BENKELMAN -- Cecilia M. Nordeen, 57, died Friday (March 4, 2005) at her home. There are no public services scheduled at this time. Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of the arrangements.
Justin M. Sis (03/04/05)
Donald J. Ashley (03/07/05)
Dec. 16, 1920-March 5, 2005 SELDEN, Kan. -- Donald J. Ashley, 84, died Saturday (March 5, 2005) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Dec. 16, 1920, to James and Ina (Brantley) Ashley northwest of Selden. He was raised near Selden and attended country school. He graduated from Selden High School and attended Fort Hays State College...
Arlo V. Edwards (03/07/05)
Jan. 2, 1913-March 4, 2005 COLBY, Kan. -- Arlo Vinton Edwards, 92, died Friday (March 4, 2005) at Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby, Kan. He was born Jan. 2, 1913, to James Frank and Fannie Mabel (Bird) Edwards in Atwood. He attended high school in Atwood. For several years he worked in the timber industry in Oregon and Washington...
I. Mae Curry (03/04/05)
April 24, 1917-March 3, 2005 COLBY, Kan. -- Idella Mae Curry, 87, died Thursday (March 3, 2005) at Lantern Park Manor in Colby, Kan. She was born April 24, 1917, to Wiley Elmer Purcell and Mary Etta Huston in Haswell County, Colo. She graduated from Levant High School in 1935 and went to beauty school in Kansas City...
Hilda C. Groothuis (03/03/05)
Aug. 1, 1906-March 2, 2005 CULBERTSON -- Hilda C. Groothuis, 98, died Wednesday (March 2, 2005) at El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton. She was born Aug. 1, 1906, to Charlie and Louise (Hemann) Haussler in Holbrook. She grew up in Holbrook and attended Holbrook High School...
Marie Alma Haley (03/03/05)
April 2, 1916-Feb. 28, 2005 BENKELMAN -- Marie Alma Haley, 88, died Monday, February 28, 2005 at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born April 2, 1916, in Dundy County to William and Della (Morrison) Stamm and attended school near her home...
Joseph W. Sis (03/03/05)
Aug. 10, 1911-Feb. 27, 2005 ATWOOD -- Joseph W. Sis, 93, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 2005) at Atwood Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. He was born Aug. 10, 1911, to Frank W. and Mary A. (Horinek) Sis in Rawlins County. He attended grade school and then helped his parents on the farm until he joined the Army...
Anna C. Cech (03/03/05)
OMAHA -- Anna C. Cech, 70, of Omaha, died Monday (Feb. 28, 2005) in Omaha. She is a former resident of McCook. Survivors include her husband, Francis Cech; daughter, Sheryl Racine; son, Mike Cech, all of Omaha; two grandchildren; sister, Judy Gerbig and husband, Donley of Lincoln; brother, David Austin and wife, Marianna of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and step-father, Ralph Vandiver of Lincoln...
Clyde Starrett (03/02/05)
Sept. 16, 1921-Feb. 28, 2005 Clyde Frederick Starrett, 83, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born Sept. 16, 1921, in Kingman, Kan., to Ellis L. and Frederica Angela (Johnson) Starrett, the oldest of four children...
Maurine E. Hofferber (03/01/05)
Feb. 21, 1913-Feb. 26, 2005 Maurine Elaine (Nelson) Hofferber, 92, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 2005) at Community Hospital in McCook. Maurine was born Feb. 21, 1913, to Edward C. and Rena M. (Johnette) Nelson in Loomis. She graduated from Loomis High School in 1929 and from Kearney State Teachers College in 1934...
Ernest Schreiner (03/01/05)
Jan. 18, 1922-Feb. 15, 2005 Ernest William Schreiner III, OD, of Sun City, Ariz., died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Royal Oak Care Center in Sun City at the age of 83. He was born Jan. 18, 1922, in McAlester, Okla., to Ernest and Mary Schreiner. His family soon moved to St. Johns, Mich., where he completed grade school and high school. Following graduation, he attended Western Michigan College at Kalamazoo on a football scholarship...