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Obituaries from July 2005

John William Beck (07/29/05)
John William Beck, 88, formerly of the McCook area, died Thursday (July 28, 2005), at Hays, Kan. Services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at McCook Christian Church with the Rev. Clark Bates officiating. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetary in McCook...
Zelma 'Pauline' Esch (07/25/05)
Jan. 30, 1917-July 23, 2005 Zelma "Pauline" Esch, 88, died Saturday (July 23, 2005) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Jan. 30, 1917, to Arthur E. and Myrtle Gladys (Branscom) Burton in Furnas County. She grew up in the Zion Hill area, attended country school and graduated from Red Willow High School in 1935. She taught in a country school in Red Willow County for two years...
Leland Douglas Welch (07/29/05)
Sept. 20, 1937-July 28, 2005 CURTIS -- Leland Douglas Welch, 67, died Thursday (July 28, 2005), at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis. He was born Sept. 20, 1937, at Farnam, to Robert and Mildred (Spencer) Welch. He graduated from Farnam High School in 1955...
Gladys Eileen (Kyte) Fikan (07/28/05)
Feb. 27, 1921-July 27, 2005 ATWOOD -- Gladys Eileen (Kyte) Fikan, 84, died Wednesday (July 27, 2005), at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. She was born Feb. 27, 1921, to Donald Lester and Lele May (Minor) Kyte on the family farm southeast of McDonald. She attended country school and graduated from McDonald High School in 1938...
Arlington R. Terrell (07/29/05)
March 5, 1925 -- July 28, 2005 Arlington Richard Terrell, 80, died Thursday (July 298, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born March 5, 1925, to Earl J. and Mary Olive (Nealeigh) Terrell in the Cornell Community. He grew up in the Cornell Community and graduated from Trenton High School...
Harlan D. Grafel (07/22/05)
Oct. 17, 1924-July 20, 2005 Harlan D. Grafel was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Hitchcock County, Neb., to August P. and Mary (Wolfram) Grafel. He died July 20, 2005, from injuries suffered in a car accident. Harlan graduated from Herndon High School in 1942. ...
Rosemary J. Colling (07/28/05)
May 4, 1921-July 25, 2005 CASPER, Wyo. -- Rosemary J. Colling, 84, died Monday (July 25, 2005), at the Valley Care Center in Paradise Valley. She was born May 4, 1921, at Cambridge, to Thomas and Josephine (Houghnon) Jones. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1938 and taught country school for six years...
Edwin 'Ed' C. Schwartz (07/27/05)
July 8, 1925-July 26, 2005 NORTH PLATTE -- Edwin "Ed" C. Schwartz, 80, died Tuesday (July 26, 2005), at his home in North Platte following a brief battle with cancer. He was born July 8, 1925, on the family farm south of Max to Edwin Clarence and Eda Lena (Mundt) Schwartz. He baptized on Aug. 9, 1925, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Benkelman and confirmed there on Oct. 29, 1939...
Elma E. Shifflet (07/25/05)
Jan. 13, 1916-July 23, 2005 CAMBRIDGE -- Elma F. Shifflet, 89, died Saturday (July 23, 2005), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born Jan. 13, 1916, north of Holbrook, to Charles and Cecil Lathorp. She attended school in Cambridge and was stricken with polio in her sophomore year...
Richard 'Dick' Best (07/25/05)
Raymond B. Ritter (07/25/05)
Nov. 20, 1921-July 22, 2005 RUSSELL, Kan. -- Raymond B. Ritter, 83, died Friday (July 22, 2005) at Russell Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 20, 1921, at Dresden, to Bernard and Philomena (Kruse) Ritter. He was raised in the Dresden area and received his education at Leoville...
Raphael J. Sabatka Sr. (07/22/05)
ATWOOD -- Raphael J. Sabatka Sr., 83, died Thursday (July 21, 2005), at the Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, 10 a.m., at ST. John Nepomucene Church in rural Atwood with the Rev. Damian Richards officiating. Interment will be at St. John's Cemetery...
John Donald Kelly (07/22/05)
Dec. 17, 1925-July 20, 2005 CAMBRIDGE -- John Donald Kelly, 79, died Wednesday (July 20, 2005), at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. He was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Cambridge to Dean and Sadie (Wonderlick) Kelly. HE was drafted into the U.S. Army prior to graduation and served his country from 1946 to 1949 in the European theatre and in Germany...
Donald E. Roe (07/22/05)
March 24, 1928-July 21, 2005 OBERLIN -- Donald E. Roe, 77, died Thursday (July 21, 2005), at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born March 24, 1928, to Earl and Elsie (Hesseltine) Roe, at Cedar Bluffs, Kan. He was raised in Decatur County and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1946...
Lester R. Ketterl Sr. (07/22/05)
May 28, 1921-July 19, 2005 Lester R. Ketterl, 84, died Tuesday (July 19, 2005), at the Willow Ridge Retirement Community in McCook. He was born May 28, 1921, to Louis and Katherine Ketterl. He spent his childhood near Herndon where he attended a country grade school. He graduated from Herndon High School in 1939...
Roland 'Stretch' Welch (07/21/05)
March 17, 1914-July 19, 2005 KEARNEY -- Roland "Stretch" Welch, 91, died Tuesday (July 19, 2005), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born March 17, 1914, at Manning, Iowa, to Benjamin and Abel (Deitz) Welch. He graduated from Gray High School in Iowa in 1931 and earned a bachelor of arts in accounting from Morningside College in Iowa in 1937. ...
Mildred Berniece Heinbigner (07/19/05)
Dec. 20, 1928-July 17, 2005 CULBERTSON -- Mildred Berniece Heinbigner, 76, died Sunday (July 17, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, at Stratton, to Joseph M. and Grace H. (Wilkinson) Schilz. She attended Culbertson Public Schools...
Clyde Arnold Brown (07/19/05)
July 27, 1912-July 17, 2005 BENKELMAN -- Clyde Arnold Brown, 92, died Sunday (July 17, 2005) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born July 27, 1912, to William and Ellen (Breeder) Brown on their farm, northeast of Max. He married Ruth Maxwell in 1935...
Opal Humphies (07/11/05)
MAX -- Opal Humphreys, 88, died Sunday (July 10, 2005) at Hester Memorial Nursing Home in Benkelman. Survivors include three sons, Lyle of Benkelman, Merril and wife, Sylvia of Imperial, and Levoine of Max; two daughters, Ila Foster and husband, Val of Omaha, and Shary Jones and husband, Jerry of Max; one brother, Glen Lemon and wife, Shirley of Max; one sister, Helen Shoemaker and husband, Vern of Cawker City, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren;...
Andrew Joe Loop (07/18/05)
May 30, 1965-July 15, 2005 CULBERTSON -- Andrew Joe Loop, 40, died Friday (July 15, 2005) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. He was born May 30, 1965, at Oakley, Kan., to Leo Joe and Mary Aidyl (Stohler) Loop. He attended school in Lamar, Imperial and Paxton, where he graduated. He attended Omaha Trucking School to become an over the road truck driver...
Dothen D. Ventling (07/18/05)
July 1, 1918-July 16, 2005 BEAVER CITY -- Dothen D. Ventling, 87, died Saturday (July 16, 2005) at Beaver City Manor and Assisted Living in Beaver City. He was born July 1, 1918, at Edison to Loyd & Lizzie (Cline) Ventling. He grew up in Furnas County...
Wayne 'Bud' Eldon Callan (07/15/05)
June 6, 1919-July 13, 2005 Wayne "Bud" Eldon Callan, 86, formerly of Bartley, died Wednesday (July 13, 2005) at Cozad Community Hospital. He was born June 6, 1919, in Red Willow County to Henry H. and Mildred E. (Wolfe) Callan. He attended Zion Hill School in rural Frontier County. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II from 1941 until 1946...
Eugene Gilbert Houghtelling (07/15/05)
April 16, 1927-July 14-2005 Eugene Gilbert Houghtelling, 78, died Thursday (July 14, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. Eugene was born on April 16, 1927, at McCook, to Gilbert and Millie (Roberts) Houghtelling. He attended McCook Public Schools. ...
Darlene May Phelps (07/12/05)
May 2, 1940-July 9, 2005 ATWOOD -- Darlene May (Wicke) Phelps, 65, died Saturday (July 9, 2005) in Denver, Colo. She was born May 2, 1940, to Clarence and Esther (Neuhart) Wicke at their rural home north of Blakeman, Kan. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church north of Ludell, Kan. She graduated from Atwood High School...
James K. 'Jim' Baird (07/12/05)
June 6, 1918-July 6, 2005 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- James K. 'Jim' Baird, 87, died Wednesday (July 6, 2005) at Heritage Nursing Home in Tallahassee, Fla. He was born June 6, 1918, at Chester, Pa., to George and Jessie (Kilpatrick) Baird. He grew up in Camden, N.J., where he graduated from high school...
Meredith 'Ike' Cole (07/12/05)
May 7, 1942-June 11, 2005 LINCOLN -- Meredith "Ike" Cole was born May 7, 1942, to Myrtle and Roy Cole. He departed from life June 11, 2005, in Lincoln. He married Maria Dillon in Trenton. He is survived by his mother; his wife; his daughter, Shelley Katz; and grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers, DeLynn of Florida, DeLayne and Rondall of Lincoln and Dennis of Florida...
Dorothee Marie Margarethe Wolters (07/05/05)
Aug. 8, 1927-July 3, 2005 ATWOOD -- Dorothee Marie Margarethe Wolters, 78, died Sunday (July 3, 2005), at Rawlins County Hospital in Atwood. She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Ludell, Kan., to Gustav J. and Bertha P. (Castens) Wolters. She attended parochial school at Trinity Lutheran School in Ludell and was an avid quilter...
Irene Jacobs (07/12/05)
Nov. 26, 1915-July 11, 2005 BEAVER CITY -- Irene Jacobs, 89, died Monday (July 11, 2005) at Beaver City Manor and Assisted Living in Beaver City. She was born Nov. 26, 1915, at Beaver City to Glide and Leora Belle (Strickland) Williams. She was baptized at First United Methodist Church in Beaver City. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1934...
Donald 'Don' O. Wallen (07/11/05)
June 9, 1928-July 8, 2005 Donald "Don" O. Wallen, 77, died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born June 9, 1928, in McCook, to Lynn A. and Alice M. (Confer) Wallen. He graduated from McCook High School and McCook Junior College...
David John Evans (07/11/05)
June 8, 1936-July 8, 2005 David John Evans, 69, died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born June 8, 1936, in Stratton to John R. and Clara Maime (Marquissee) Evans. David grew up in Stratton and graduated from Stratton High School in 1953...
Idalene Ruth Egan (07/11/05)
Jan. 20, 1907-July 9, 2005 Idalene Ruth Egan, 98, died Saturday (July 9, 2005) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 20, 1907, in Granville, Mo., to George and Ida (Mitts) Martin. On May 2, 1925, she married William Grant Egan at Oberlin. They made their home in McCook where they were owners and operators of a plumbing business...
Larry Lee Lepper (07/08/05)
Nov. 16, 1939-July 8, 2005 Larry Lee Lepper, 65, of Henderson, Nev., died Friday, (July 8, 2005) at his home. The memorial service will be Sunday, July 10, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sutton, Neb., with Pastor Judy Terry officiating. Cremation has taken place in Nevada...
Gerald Herman Heussman (07/08/05)
Sept. 15, 1934-July 6, 2005 ATWOOD -- Gerald Herman Heussman, 70, died Wednesday (July 6, 2005), at his home in Atwood. He was born Sept. 5, 1934, on the family homestead northwest of Atwood to Herman and Ida (Focke) Heussman. He attended grade school at Enterprise Rural School and graduated from Atwood High School in 1951...
Kathleen L. Noe (07/08/05)
April 3, 1920-July 7, 2005 Kathleen L. Noe, 85, died Thursday (July 7, 2005), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born April 3, 1920, at Basin, Wyo., to Harvey and Mabel (Skanks) Richards. She grew up in Basin where she received her education. She later earned her general equivalency diploma...
Carrie Ann Gallington (07/08/05)
Sept. 18, 1958-July 6, 2005 BENKELMAN -- Carrie Ann Gallington, 46, died Wednesday (July 6, 2005), at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was born Sept. 18, 1958, at Benkelman, to Lloyd and Marjorie (Dickie) Foster, and grew up on the family farm south of Max. She attended school in Benkelman and graduated from Benkelman High School. She attended college for a short time and returned home to care for her father...
Andrew Roe (07/05/05)
Vance James Bond (07/06/05)
Sept. 7, 1925-July 4, 2005 BISMARCK, Ark. -- Vance James Bond, 79, died Monday (July 4, 2005) at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, Ark. He was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Wetumka, Okla., to Joseph and Clara (Bonner) Bond. He serviced in the U.S. Army during World War II...
R.G. 'Riney' Loose (07/06/05)
March 4, 1925-July 5, 2005 R. G. "Riney"Loose, 80, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born March 4, 1925, in Brush, Colo., to George and Pauline (Kauffman) Loose. He grew up and attended school in Brush and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942-1945...
C.F. 'Sonny' Bass (07/05/05)
Dec. 11, 1910-July 2, 2005 SHREVEPORT, La. -- Graveside services for Mr. C.F. "Sonny" Bass, 94 of Shreveport, La., will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, in Centuries Memorial Park. Officiating will be Pastor David Daniel of Broadmoor Assembly of God where Mr. Bass was a member. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in Centuries Memorial Funeral Home...
George W. Harper (07/01/05)
Feb. 8, 1911-June 30, 2005 BENKELMAN -- George W. Harper, 94, died Thursday (June 30, 2005), at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. He was born Feb. 8, 1911, in Dundy County, on his family's homestead south of Max to Cyrus Henry and Ruth Ann (Stoutsenberger) Harper. He began his education at a country school (District 52) near his home and later attended Benkelman High School where he received his high school diploma...
Walter S. 'Walt' Aman (07/01/05)
April 17-1927-June 27, 2005 PORTLAND, Ore. -- Walter S. "Walt" Aman, 78, died Monday (June 27, 2005), following a minor surgical procedure exacerbated by Alzheimer's disease. He was born April 17, 1927, at McCook, to Walter E. and Twildi (Carpenter) Aman...