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Obituaries from April 2005

Marion A. Follett (04/29/05)
Nov. 11, 1926-April 29, 2005 Marion Alberta Follett, 78, died Friday (April 29, 2005) at McCook Community Hospital. She was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Bird City to Frank H.L. and Hertha Rose Pettit. She attended Baker Rural School. On March 18, 1949, she married George Warren Follett at Beaver City, Nebraska. ...
Mabel DeLong (04/29/05)
FREMONT -- Mabel DeLong, 84, died Thursday (April 28, 2005) at Arbor Manor in Fremont. Survivors include her son, Russell DeLong of McCook; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services are Monday (10 a.m.) at First Baptist Church in Fremont. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont...
Nancy L. Fitz (04/29/05)
April 10, 1950-April 28, 2005 HOLDREGE -- Nancy L. Fitz, 55, died Thursday (April 28, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born April 10, 1950, to Robert and Arvidene (Guthrie) Fitz in Holdrege. The family lived in South Central Nebraska communities including Beaver City. She graduated from Holdrege High School in 1968. She was then employed by Becton Dickinson in Holdrege for 37 years in the production area...
Dorrance C. Arnold (04/28/05)
April 29, 1922-April 28, 2005 Dorrance C. Arnold, 82, died today (April 28, 2005) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born April 29, 1922, in Frontier County to Curtis and Lillian (Summers) Arnold. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Arnold of Farnam; two sons, Harvey Arnold and wife, Jerri and Marvin Arnold, all of Cambridge...
Gerald 'Jerry' Webb (04/29/05)
Jan. 4, 1950-April 27, 2005 BEAVER CITY -- Gerald "Jerry" Webb, 55, died Wednesday (April 27, 2005) at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. He was born Jan. 4, 1950, to Jess and Betty (Short) Webb in Goodland. He grew up in Goodland and graduate from Goodland High School with the class of 1968. ...
Eleanor J. Kircher (04/28/05)
Aug. 15, 1925-April 26, 2005 OBERLIN -- Eleanor Kircher, 79, died Tuesday (April 26, 2005) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Aug. 15, 1925, to Albert and Pearl (Allen) Lytle in McCook. She was raised in Box Elder and graduated from Red Willow High School in 1943...
Eugene VanOtterloo (04/28/05)
Oct. 26, 1927-April 26, 2005 OBERLIN -- Eugene VanOtterloo, 77, died Tuesday (April 26, 2005) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Oct. 26, 1927, to Johnannas and Fannie (Bultje) VanOtterloo in Jaubert, S.D. He was raised in Colorado and attended school in South Dakota...
Harvey P. Stoney (04/27/05)
June 14, 1916-April 24, 2005 HERNDON -- Harvey P. Stoney, 88, died Sunday (April 24, 2005) at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born June 14, 1916, to Stephen and Elizabeth (Barenberg) Stoney in Herndon. On Jan. 18, 1944, he married Roseanna Eby in Atwood, Kan. ...
Elaine Botts (04/26/05)
July 1, 1936-April 24, 2005 Elaine Walter Botts, 68, died Sunday (April 24, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born July 1, 1936, in Lincoln to Raymond P. and Thelma T. (Teaford) Walter. She graduated from Curtis High School in 1954 and attended Colorado Women's College in Denver, Colo., for two years...
Rex W. Houser (04/26/05)
March 23, 1937-April 23, 2005 EUSTIS -- Rex Wayne Houser, 68, of Eustis, died Saturday (April 23, 2005) in Kearney. He was born March 23, 1937, in Elwood to Jesse and Frieda Hueftle Houser. He moved with the family in 1940 southwest of Elwood. In 1949, they moved to the family farm south of Eustis, where he farmed, ranched and later raised his own family. ...
Douglas D. Taylor (04/25/05)
Oct. 23, 1947-April 22, 2005 Douglas D. Taylor entered his heavenly home Friday, April 22, 2005, at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln after a courageous battle with renal failure. He was born Oct. 23, 1947, in McCook to Lloyd and Ann (Miller) Taylor Rieger. He graduated from Culbertson High School and earned his doctorate in automobile mechanics at Denver Auto Tech...
Kenneth C. McClelland (04/25/05)
June 20, 1918-April 24, 2005 BEAVER CITY -- Kenneth C. McClelland, 86, died Sunday (April 24, 2005) at Methodist Homes in Holdrege. He was born June 20, 1918, to Charles and Emma (Williams) McClelland in Almena, Kan. He grew up on the farm near Almena. He graduated from Almena High School with the class of 1936...
Dr. G. LeRoy Ortgiesen (04/25/05)
May 24, 1913-April 20, 2005 WICKENBURG, Ariz. -- Dr. Gerhardt LeRoy Ortgiesen, 91, died Wednesday (April 20, 2005) in Wickenburg, Ariz. He was born May 24, 1913, to George and Jennie (Harms) Ortgiesen. He received his bachelor of science degree from Midland College and a master of arts degree and doctorate from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln...
Marge C. Whiteman (04/22/05)
Oct. 9, 1916-April 21, 2005 Madge Charlene Whiteman was born Oct 9, 1916, in McCook, Nebraska. She was taken into her Lord Jesus' loving arms on Thursday, April 21, 2005, at her home in McCook. She was preceded in death by her parents, W.W. and Charlotte Lewis; her loving husband of 50 years, Claude; two brothers, Lyle and Jack...
Anna I Geihsler (04/21/05)
Patsy Randel (04/22/05)
Oct. 14, 1936-April 15, 2005 BELLEVUE -- Patsy Randel, 68, formerly of McCook, died Friday, April 15, 2005, in Bellevue after a long illness. She was born Oct. 14, 1936, to Dr. Ben and Mildred Dennis of McCook. On May 29, 1955, she married Gale Randel of McCook...
Bertha (Morse) Kasson (04/22/05)
Sept. 14, 1911-April 16, 2005 BEAVER CITY -- Bertha (Morse) Kasson, 93, died Saturday (April 16, 2005) in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born Sept. 14, 1911, to Dode and Alice (Stallworth) Morse in Norton. On Sept. 7, 1957, she married Allen Kasson in McCook. The couple has made their home in Colorado since 1970. She entered Springs Village Care Center in Colorado Springs after the death of her husband on June 26, 2001...
Charles F. Thompson (04/22/05)
Dec. 11, 1909-April 21, 2005 Charles F. Thompson, 95, died Thursday (April 21, 2005) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born Dec. 11, 1909, to Charles Stanley and Amanda (Walters) Thompson at Indianola. He attended Indianola Public Schools and graduated in 1928. He also attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln from 1928 to 1930...
Fannie Barber (04/19/05)
March 22, 1904-April 18, 2005 Fannie Barber, 101, died Monday (April 18, 2005) at the home of her daughter, Lois, in Lincoln. She was born March 22, 1904, in Cedar Bluffs, Kan., to Charles and Dorothea (Greve) Duckworth. Her family lived at St. Francis, and Wymore and Shubert before moving back to Indianola. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1922, attended college in Boulder, Colo., and taught school at Danbury and at District 42 north of Indianola...
Terry L. Steier (04/20/05)
June 26, 1973-April 17, 2005 CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Terry Lee Steier, 31, died Sunday (April 17, 2005) at United Medical Center Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo. On June 26, 1973, he was born in Oberlin to Curtis L. and Deborah K. (Eby) Steier. He graduated from Herndon High School in 1992...
George Henry Millard (04/20/05)
June 6, 1914-April 19, 2005 George Henry Millard died Tuesday (April 19, 2005) at Willow Ridge Retirement Community. He was 90 years old. He was born June 6, 1914 at Somerville, N.J., to Raymond D. and Jennie May (Amerman) Millard. He graduated from high school in Plainfield, N.J...
Eva R. Petersen (04/20/05)
July 11, 1908-April 18, 2005 SUTHERLAND -- Eva R. Peterson, 96, died Monday (April 18, 2005) in Sutherland. She was born July 11, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Culbertson in McCook. She attended school there and graduated from high school in 1926. She was one of the first students to attend McCook Junior College in 1927. She attended nursing school in Omaha for one years...
Nadeen Allen (04/19/05)
July 16, 1932-April 17, 2005 Nadeen Elizabeth Allen, age 72, died Sunday (April 17, 2005) at Memorial Community Care in Aurora. She was born July 16, 1932 to Guy and Ruth (Rickard) Warren in Indianola. She graduated from Indianola High School. After high school, she completed the courses necessary to become a school teacher. Later, she took courses to complete her nurses aide training...
Leonard V. Wheeler (04/19/05)
Sept. 4, 1954-April 18, 2005 Leonard V. Wheeler, 50, died Monday (April 18, 2005) at his home in Beaver City. He was born Sept. 4, 1954, in Thomas, Okla., to Ernest and Geneva (Kershner) Wheeler. He grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from high school in Colorado...
Gracie M. Booth (04/18/05)
Aug. 12, 1921-April 16, 2005 Gracie May Booth of Lincoln, formerly of McCook, died Saturday (April 16, 2005) at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln. She was 83 years of age. Gracie was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Red Willow County to Thomas and Hilda (Young) Cain. Gracie grew up in Maywood and Bisbee, Ariz. She attended Maywood and Bisbee schools...
Clifford Moody (04/15/05)
LuVerne May (04/18/05)
March 20, 1927-April 13, 2005 OBERLIN -- LuVerne May, 78, died Wednesday (April 13, 2005) at the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born March 20, 1927, to Wilbert and Emma (Becker) Bode in Nicolette, Minn. She was raised in Dodge Center, Minn., and attended Dodge Center schools...
LaVonne L. 'Bonnie' Teply (04/15/05)
Oct. 15, 1933-April 14, 2005 LaVonne L. "Bonnie" Teply, 71, of Palisade, died Thursday (April 14, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. On October 15, 1933, she was born in Hershey to George and Celia M. (Bodell) Marquette. As a youth the family moved to Sarben where she graduated from the Paxton High School with the class of 1950. ...
Robert T. 'Bob' Ray (04/15/05)
Wayne 'Doug' Austin (04/15/05)
Feb. 25, 1921-April 7, 2005 Wayne "Doug" Austin, 84, died April 7, 2005, at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Feb. 25, 1921, in McCook to Charles M. and Blanche E. (Hawkins) Austin. He graduated from McCook High School in 1940. He served during World War II in the U.S. ...
Margery D. Unger (04/15/05)
Lloyd T. 'Willie' Williams (04/15/05)
Aug. 24, 1919-April 13, 2005 LONGVIEW, Texas -- Funeral services for Lloyd T. "Willie" Williams, 85, of Longview, Texas, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Longview with the Revs. David Lawson and Gene Petty officiating. Entombment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum under the direction of Rader Funeral Home. Mr. Williams passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Longview...
Lewis L. Hoschouer (04/15/05)
Sept. 7, 1914-April 13, 2005 Lewis Leslie Hoschouer, 90, of McCook died Wednesday (April 13, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Sept. 7, 1914,to Leslie W. and Emma Julia (Orman) Hoschouer at their farm in Hayes County. He attended rural school in Hayes County, high school in Curtis and Maywood and auction school in Sterling, Colo...
Patsy S. (Baker) Matthews (04/14/05)
Dec. 26, 1932-March 15, 2005 OMAHA -- Patsy Sharlene (Baker) Matthews, 72, died March 15, 2005, in Omaha. She was born Dec. 26, 1932, to James and Evelyn (Palmer) Baker in Stratton. She grew up in Stratton and graduated from high school in 1950. In 1951, she move to Shenandoah, Iowa, where she worked at Sidles Auto Parts as a bookkeeper...
Florence B. Fisher (04/14/05)
Dec. 16, 1925-April 13, 2005 OBERLIN -- Florence Berneice Fisher, 79, died Wednesday (April 13, 2005) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born Dec. 16, 1925, in Trenton to Arthur and Lena (Hiatt) McDowell. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1944...
Harold W. 'Bud' Kircher (04/13/05)
Aug. 16, 1932-April 12, 2005 Harold "Bud" William Kircher, of rural McCook, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at McCook Community Hospital. He was 72 years old. Bud was born Aug. 16, 1932, at McCook, to William and Mary (Hackenkamp) Kircher. He attended rural school near their family farm...
Joshua Kade Reece (04/13/05)
Joshua Kade Reece, born on Feb. 21, 2005, passed away that same day at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Parents are Devlin and Lori Reece of McCook. He has one sister, Allison; and a twin brother, Keagan Joseph Reece. Grandparents are Don and Linda Reece of Chadron, Cathy Garber of Alliance, and Bob and Margaret Olson of Hemingford. We are comforted in knowing he is resting safe in the arms of Jesus...
Delores Mumm (04/13/05)
Feb. 20, 1926-April 11, 2005 OBERLIN -- Delores Mumm, 79, died Monday (April 11, 2005) at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Feb. 20, 1926. She was raised in Herndon and Ludell. On Feb. 9, 1963, she married Carl Mumm in Atwood. She was a homemaker...
Gerald R. Shaw (04/08/05)
April 3, 1933-April 7, 2005 SELDEN, Kan. -- Gerald Rex Shaw, 72, died Thursday (April 8, 2005) at Citizen's Medical Center in Colby, Kan. He was born April 3, 1933, in Phillips County, Kan., to Ernest and Anna (Pavlicek) Shaw. He was raised on a farm west of Selden. He attended Rielly School, Selden Grade School and graduated from Rexford High School in 1951...
Frieda L. Decker (04/08/05)
Nov. 28, 1918-April 7, 2005 Frieda Leota Decker, 86, died Thursday (April 7, 2005) at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Alliance. She was born Nov. 28, 1918, to George Allen Fletcher and Clara Pearl Fletcher in Hayes County. She attended a rural one-room school and graduated from the eighth grade at Blanche School in Chase County...
Lorna M. Bishop (04/08/05)
Nov. 7, 1910-April 4, 2005 OBERLIN -- Lorna M. Bishop, 94, died Monday (April 4, 2005) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Nov. 7, 1910, to John and Anna (Haas) Stimbert in Decatur County, near Traer. She was raised in the Logan Township and attended school at Ash Grove Rural School in Decatur County...
Barbara R. Matheson (04/07/05)
Dec. 8, 1938-April 6, 2005 Barbara R. Matheson, 66, died Wednesday (April 6, 2005) at Beaver City. She was born Dec. 8, 1938, to Sibert and Rose (Howard) Shoop in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended school in Clear Lake and Klemme, Iowa. She married Rudy J. Nutz. They farmed in various areas in Iowa and Minnesota for many years. They divorced in 1974 and she moved to Denver, Colo...
Leona M. Hedke (04/05/05)
Sept. 28, 1912-April 4, 2005 TRENTON -- Leona M. Hedke, 92, died Monday (April 4, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born Sept. 28, 1912, to Fred and Emma (Castens) Wolters in Ludell. She grew up in Ludell where she attended Ludell High School...
Clifford Moody (04/05/05)
Clifford Moody, 95, died Thursday (March 31, 2005) in Tucson, Ariz. Survivors include his wife, Velma of Tucson; son, Ron Moody and wife, Ellen of Tucson; daughter, Mary Gage and husband, Keith of Wauneta; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren...
Neva Campbell (04/05/05)
Jan. 28, 1914-April 3, 2005 OBERLIN -- Neva Campbell, 91, died Sunday (April 3, 2005) Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Jan. 28, 1914, to Irvan and Bernice (Parker) Brown in Danbury. She was raised in Danbury, Hudson, Colo., and in the Lyle Community of Decatur County. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1931...
Irene Gerih (04/04/05)
Aug. 15, 1920-March 30, 2005 WAUNETA -- Irene Grace (Walling) Gerih, 84, died Wednesday (March 30, 2005) at the Garden Park Medical Center in Golf Port, Miss. She was born Aug. 15, 1920, to Ward L. and Grace E. (DeGarmo) Walling. She grew up and attended school in Wauneta...
Ethel Mae Dunn (04/04/05)
Oct. 23, 1907-March 31, 2005 BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Ethel Mae Dunn, 97, died Thursday (March 31, 2005) at Swedish Hospital in Englewood, Colo. She was born Oct. 23, 1907, in Smith County, Kan. She was a teacher and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Dunn in 1957; son, Rex Dunn in 2002; and daughters, Ruby Dunn in 1936 and Doris Headrick in 2000...
Bernard R. 'Ben' Baker (04/01/05)
June 2, 1923-April 1, 2005 TRENTON -- Bernard R. "Ben" Baker, 81, died today (April 1, 2005) at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born June 2, 1923, to Ralph and Anna (Frank) Baker in Hitchcock County. He grew up in Trenton and graduate from Trenton High School in 1940...
Vivian A. Curry (04/01/05)
July 4, 1914-March 31, 2005 BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Vivian Averl Curry, 89, died Thursday (March 31, 2005) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. She was born July 4, 1914, in Bird City. She was a teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Lyle Curry in 1987...
Lottie Gengenbach (04/01/05)
Aug. 22, 1919-March 31, 2005 IMPERIAL -- Lottie Gengenbach, 85, died Thursday (March 31, 2005) at Chase County Community Hospital following a hip surgery. She was born Aug. 22, 1919, to Walter and Emma Greinke in Imperial. She attended country school and later graduated from Chase County High School in 1937. She furthered her education at Hastings Business College...
Joyce J. Sevier (04/01/05)
July 7, 1929-March 31, 2005 Joyce Jean Sevier, 75, died Thursday, March 31, with her husband, Dwaine, and her family by her side. She was born July 7, 1929, in Omaha to Irene Wright. She grew up in Auburn and graduated from Auburn High School in 1947...