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Obituaries from June 2005

Samuel A. Walkington Jr. (06/30/05)
April 16, 1919-June 29, 2005 CAMBRIDGE -- Samuel A. Walkington Jr. was born the seventh of nine children to Georgia Ellen (Catlett) and Samuel A. Walkington Sr. on April 16, 1919, in the homestead home of his paternal grandparents, located in north Red Willow County, Nebraska. ...
Christina Carolina Current (06/30/05)
Oct. 20, 1913-June 28, 2005 Christina Carolina Current, 91, of Curtis, Neb., died on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis.. She was born on Oct. 20, 1913, to Harry and Minnie (Max) Herman, east of Stockville,Neb., on her grandparents' homestead...
Leroy H. Wessel (06/30/05)
Sept. 2, 1935-June 29, 2005 SELDEN -- Leroy H. Wessel, 69, died Wednesday (June 29, 2005), at St. Catherine's Hospital in Garden City, Kan. He was born Sept. 2, 1939, on a farm north of Seguin, Kan., to Leo and Mary Wessel. He was raised on the Seguin farm and attended Bloomfield School and Menlo High School. He graduated in 1953...
Nancy Elaine Prosser-Weedin (06/23/05)
July 26, 1944-June 22, 2005 Nancy Elaine Prosser-Weedin was the first child born July 26, 1944 in Alliance, Nebraska to Helen (Kenagy) and Leonard Prosser. She died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at her home in McCook. She lived on the family homestead in Sioux County in the sod house built by her Prosser grandparents, father and uncle until the spring of 1949, when the family moved to Crawford...
Denzel Floyd Gilbert (06/27/05)
Aug. 1, 1923-June 22, 2005 Denzel Floyd Gilbert, 81, died Wednesday (June 22, 2005) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born in Achilles, Kan., on August 1, 1923, to Floyd Brice and Harriet Stowe (Raber) Gilbert. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in Oberlin, Kan., in 1942...
Richard 'Dick' Schneider (06/24/05)
June 12, 1929-June 20, 2005 Memorial services for Richard "Dick" Schneider, age 76, of Norfolk, formerly of Beemer, will be Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Beemer with Fr. Timothy Podraza celebrating mass. Burial of the cremains will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Beemer. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. Kuzelka-Minnick Funeral Home in Beemer is in charge of arrangements...
Clarence LeRoy Kamer (06/24/05)
Sept. 13, 1928-June 18, 2005 AUBURN, Ill. -- Clarence LeRoy Kamer, 76, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, in Auburn, Ill., after battling diabetes and Alzheimer's. He was born Sept. 13,1928. He moved to McCook in 1972 where he worked for Hulcher's Emergency Railroad Service...
Lloyd Meeske (06/24/05)
CHAMPION -- Lloyd Meeske, 62, a longtime resident of the Champion area, died Wednesday (June 22, 2005) at his home south of Champion. Survivors include his father, Henry, of Imperial; his daughter, Gina Blocher of Columbia Falls, Mont.; his sons, Lloyd and wife, Lynette, Galeen, and Karl and wife, Karra, all of Champion; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; his brother, Kenneth Meeske and wife, Ruby, of Paris, Texas; and his sister, Alisa Rindels and husband, Dean, of Scottsbluff...
Rolland George Westerbeck (06/24/05)
Oct. 29, 1927-June 22, 2005 ARAPAHOE -- Rolland George Westerbeck, 77, died Wednesday (June 22, 2005), at the Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island. He was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Melrose Park, Ill., to John J. and Anna Leona (McCollam) Westerbeck...
Velma Irene Nelsen (06/22/05)
(Sept. 11, 1922-June 20, 2005) CURTIS -- Velma Irene Nelsen of Curtis died Monday, June 20, 2005, in Curtis. She was 82 years old. She was born Sept. 11, 1922, at Curtis, to Charles A. and Lena Dannehl Ramels. She grew up in Curtis and graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis in 1939...
Virgil Eugene Sandman (06/22/05)
(Feb. 19, 1917-June 9, 2005) IMPERIAL -- Virgil Eugene Sandman, 88, of Wauneta, Nebraska, passed on Thursday, June 9, 2005, at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial, Nebraska. Virgil gave his life to Jesus on March 15, 1992. He chose Christian Faith Outreach as his home church, but is now celebrating with his Lord in heaven...
Donald William Freed (06/21/05)
HOLDREGE -- Donald William Freed of rural Loomis died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. He was 80 years old. He was born May 27, 1925, on the family farm three miles north of Loomis, the oldest child of Roy and Ellen (Johnson) Freed...
Gladys Lucille (Smith) Rippe (06/21/05)
(Aug. 23, 1909-June 18, 2005) ATWOOD -- Gladys Lucille (Smith) Rippe died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was 95 years old. She was born Aug. 23, 1909, at Altona, Neb., the daughter of Thomas Victor Smith and Thirza Raymond Smith. She married George Pfaff, who died in August, 1942...
Ernest Richard Cram (06/21/05)
(April 1, 1924-June 19, 2005) ST. FRANCIS -- Ernest Richard Cram died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at the Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis, Kan. He was 81 years old and a retired medical doctor. He was born April 1, 1924, at St. Francis. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Jean (Waters) Cram of St. ...
Betty Powell (06/20/05)
(June 29, 1936 - June 19, 2005) SIDNEY -- Betty Powell, 68 of Sidney, Nebraska died Sunday morning, June 19, 2005 at Beverly Health Care in Sidney. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 22, 2005 in the Sidney Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Jim Nichols officiating...
Doris Ann Turvey (06/20/05)
(April 6, 1943 - June 16, 2005) ARAPAHOE -- Doris Ann Turvey, 62, of Greeley, Colo., died Thursday (June 16, 2005), at her home. She was born April 6, 1943 at Holbrook to Harry and Verna (Graning) Blauvelt. She attended Arapahoe High School and graduated in 1961. She attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a business degree...
Arden Kenneth Hale (06/20/05)
(June 6, 1920 - June 14, 2005) ATWOOD -- Arden Kenneth Hale, 85, died Tuesday (June 14, 2005), at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. He was born June 6, 1920 to Glenn B. and Ruby (Johnson) Hale in Formosa, Kan. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1937 and attended Kansas State University. He served in World War II, and was a newspaper editor...
Maria (Lucille) Garcia (06/17/05)
(Feb. 8, 1919 - June 16, 2005) Maria (Lucille) Garcia, 86, died Thursday (June 16, 2005), at the Community Hospital of McCook. She was born Feb. 8, 1919, to Luis and Ramana (Martinez) Rodriguez in Fort Madison, Iowa. She attended school in McCook and lived most of her life in McCook...
Lillian Elizabeth Schaal (06/17/05)
(May 5, 1903 - June 17, 2005) Lillian Elizabeth Schaal, died Friday (June 17, 2005), at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 102 years old. Lillian was born on May 5, 1903, to John Leroy and Ruby Juliette (Stuart) Faidley at Junction City, Kan. On Oct. 1, 1923, she married Kenneth Ross McCormick at Colorado Springs, Colo. In 1937, they moved from Manhattan, Kan to Colorado...
Jack William Sandman (06/17/05)
(April 28, 1921 - June 2, 2005) WAUNETA -- Jack William Sandman, 84, died June 2, 2005, at the Chase County Community Hospital. Jack William Sandman was born April 28, 1921, at Beatrice to Ralph and Gertrude (Richards) Sandman. The family resided in Harbine until moving to Wauneta in 1934. Jack graduated from Wauneta Rural High School in 1939...
Lois L. (Holmes) Lawritson (06/15/05)
(Nov. 17, 1908 - May 20, 2005) ARIZONA -- Lois L. (Holmes) Lawritson, 96, died May 20, 2005, at her home in Glendale, Ariz. She was born Nov. 17, 1908, in Bloomington, Neb., to Leonard E. and Emma D. "Darly" (Morrison) Holmes. Her family moved to Trenton in 1913. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1927...
Albert J. Ritter (06/17/05)
(Sept. 8, 1926 - June 15, 2005) EUSTIS -- Inez Pfeiffer, 78, died Wednesday (June 15, 2005), at the Cozad Hospital. She was born Sept. 8, 1926, near Loomis to Ford and Alpha Linder Peterson. She was baptized in the Methodist church and confirmed in the Salem Lutheran Church in rural Frontier County...
Fannie Georgina Nelson (06/16/05)
(May 1, 1919 - June 14, 2005) ST. FRANCIS, KAN. -- Fannie Georgina Nelson, 86, died Tuesday (June 14, 2005), at the Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis, Kan. She was born May 1, 1919 in Cheyenne County, Kan. She worked primarily as a waitress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Omar Nelson in 1974...
Alvin Henry Hempeler (06/16/05)
(May 11, 1905 - June 13, 2005) ST. FRANCIS, KAN. -- Alvin Henry Hempeler, 99, died Monday (June 13, 2005), at Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis, Kan. He was born May 11, 1905 in Cook. He was a farmer. Survivors include one sister, Charlotte Hempeler of St. Francis, formerly of Bird City...
Charles E. Churchhill Jr. (06/16/05)
(Jan. 17, 1913 - June 15, 2005) FAIRBURY -- Charles E. Churchhill, 92, died Wednesday (June 15, 2005), at the Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury. He was born Jan. 17, 1913 to Charles Elmer Churchhill, Sr. and Donnie Belle (Bulson) Churchhill in Albert, Kan. He graduated high school...
Elizabeth (Lindbeck) Rollstin (06/16/05)
DENVER -- Elizabeth (Lindbeck) Rollstin, 95, died June 1, 2005. Elizabeth was born and lived in McCook until moving to Arizona and then Denver, Colo., in her later years. She is survived by daughter LeAnn, and husband, Larry Nelson; grandsons Glen Nelson, Todd Nelson, and wife, Ronda; great-grandchildren Kira, Mollie, and Josiah all of Denver, Colo; step-daugther Claudia Rollstin of Wichita, Kan.; sisters Jody Braun and Ileen Lenhart of McCook, Mary Korte of Broken Bow, and Helen Jean Lebsack of Spokane, Wash.. ...
Ernest F. Graham (06/15/05)
(Dec. 19, 1919-June 11, 2005) PARKS -- Ernest F. Graham, 85, died Saturday (June 11, 2005), at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. He was born Dec. 19, 1919 on his family's farm north of Parks to Earl and Sadie (Phillips) Graham. He attended country school near his family's home in District 48 through the eighth grade, then engaged in farming with his father...
Louis J. Krajewski (06/15/05)
(May 30, 1916 - June 11, 2005) LEWELLEN -- Louis J. Krajewski, 89, of Lewellen, died Saturday (June 11, 2005), at the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh. He was born May 30, 1916, in Ashton to John and Sophia (Bogus) Krajewski. He moved with his family to Keith County in 1920 where he attended rural school...
Earl James Perry (06/15/05)
(April 7, 1931 - June 11, 2005) ALBERT LEA, Minn. -- Earl James Perry, 74, formerly of McCook, died Saturday (June 11, 2005), at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was born April 7, 1931 in Northwood, Iowa, the son of Elmer and Crissy Jean (Brown) Perry. He attended elementary school in Northwood. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1947 and was honorably discharged in 1954. He worked for Water and Soil Conservation as a surveyor for 33 years in the Iowa and Nebraska area...
Orley William Berry (06/14/05)
(Oct. 20, 1921 - June 13, 2005) SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. -- Orley William Berry, 83 year-old resident of Siloam Springs, Ark., died June 13, 2005 at his residence. Born Oct. 20, 1921 in Hayes Center, he was the son of Isaac K. Berry and Susan Isabelle Troxel Berry...
Florence Louise Ripenburg (06/13/05)
(Sept. 26, 1923 - June 12, 2005) LINCOLN -- Florence Louise Ripenburg, 81, died Sunday (June 12, 2005). She was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Camden, Mo. to Earl and Millie (Jackson) Lewis. She was a member of Fellowship Community Church, WCG Mission Group. She loved to read and write poetry, and was a longtime Sunday School teacher...
Myron 'Dale' Overmiller (06/13/05)
(July 20, 1930 - June 10, 2005) OBERLIN -- Myron "Dale" Overmiller, 74, died Friday (June 10, 2005), at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born July 20, 1930, to Aurel J. and Estel (Golden) Overmiller. He was raised in Smith Center, Kan. He attended country grade school and Smith County High School...
Virgil Eugene Sandman (06/13/05)
(Feb. 19, 1917 - June 9, 2005) WAUNETA -- Virgil E. Sandman, 88, died Thursday (June 9, 2005), at the Chase County Hospital in Imperial. He was born Feb. 19, 1917, to Ralph and Gertrude Sandman in Harbine. He moved with his family Wauneta in 1934 and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1935...
Harold R. 'Rockie' Kummer (06/10/05)
(July 24, 1915 - June 9, 2005) DOWNS, KAN. -- Harold R. "Rockie" Kummer, 89, died Thursday (June 9, 2005), at the Downs Care Center in Downs, Kan. He was born July 24, 1915, at Indianola, to Aloysius John and Mary (Lehn) Kummer. He grew up in Indianola where he graduated from rural school. In 1931, he began working as a fireman and later became an engineer for the Burlington Railroad. He retired in 1970...
Eunice Loreen Paxton (06/10/05)
(Sept. 6, 1934 - June 8, 2005) ARAPAHOE -- Eunice Loreen Paxton, 70, died Wednesday (June 8, 2005), at her home at Immanuel Trinity Village in Papillion. She was born on Sept. 6, 1934 to Oscar A. and Elsie (Monter) Wendland in Gosper County. She attended grade school at the Immanuel Parochial School north of Arapahoe through eighth grade. She then attended Arapahoe High School and graduated in 1952...
Daryl Lee Sorenson (06/09/05)
IMPERIAL -- Daryl Lee Sorenson, 37, died Tuesday (June 7, 2005). He was preceeded in death by his grandparents, Anton and Irene Sorenson and Charles and Cleo Hultgren. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer of Imperial; two sons, Cody of Leigh, and Trevor of Imperial; parents, Ron and Linda Sorenson of Milford; four brothers, Roger, and wife, Cindy, Keith, and wife, Peggy, Kurt, and wife, Tiffany, and Kyle all of Milford...
Gean Hegenberger Smith (06/10/05)
(Sept. 6, 1915 - June 8, 2005) Gean Hegenberger Smith died Wednesday (June 8, 2005), at the Community Hospital of McCook at the age of 89. She was born Sept. 6, 1915, in McCook, the daughter of the late Floyd and Myrtle (Rupp) Hegenberger. She grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1933...
Jack W. Sandman (06/06/05)
(April 28, 1921 - June 2, 2005) WAUNETA -- Jack William Sandman, 84, died Thursday (June 2, 2005), at the Chase County Community Hospital. He was born April 28, 1921 at Beatrice to Ralph and Gertrude (Richards) Sandman. The family resided in Harbine until moving to Wauneta in 1934. He graduated from Wauneta Rural High School in 1939...
Esther Wilson (06/07/05)
(Feb. 2, 1922 - June 5, 2005) OBERLIN -- Esther Wilson, 83, died Sunday (June 5, 2005), at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Feb. 2, 1922, to Fred and Eva (Karst) Bauer. She was raised in Patricia, S.D., and attended Patricia Country School...
Martha M. (Aller) Kenyon (06/02/05)
(Nov. 30, 1915 - June 1, 2005) Martha M. Craig (Aller) Kenyon passed away at the Community Hospital of McCook on June 1, 2005, at the age of 89. She was born Nov. 30, 1915, at Elysian, Minn., to Charles Edward and Louise (Sershen) Craig. She attended and graduated from the Hebron Nebraska Schools...
Josephine G. Schrader (06/03/05)
(May 31, 1924 - June 1, 2005) BENKELMAN -- Josephine Georgania Schrader, 81, died Wednesday (June 1, 2005), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. She was born May 31, 1924, in Max, to Jesse and Effie (Potter) Rowe. At the age of 18, Josephine took a job as the cook at the Morehouse Hospital in Benkelman...
Loyd E. Nicholson (06/02/05)
(May 23, 1906 - May 31, 2005) CAMBRIDGE -- Loyd E. Nicholson, 99, died Tuesday (May 31, 2005), at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Arapahoe. He was born May 23, 1906, to Benjamin and Bertha (Best) Nicholson in the Sherman Precinct of Wilsonville. He spent his youth in this area and graduated in 1925...