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Obituaries from November 2005

Bob Case (11/30/05)
IMPERIAL -- Bob Case, 78, died Tuesday (Nov. 29, 2005) at his home in Imperial. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; son, Mitch; daughter, Nanette Bilka and husband, Terry, all of Imperial; sisters, Darlene Hartshorn and husband, Jim of Boulder, Colo., and Donna McNair of Imperial; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson...
Vance Charles Lewis (11/28/05)
Feb. 3, 1923--Nov. 24, 2005 MCDONALD, Kan. -- Vance Charles Lewis, 82, died Thursday (Nov. 24, 2005) at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colo. He was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Healy, Kan., to Roy A. and Myra (Kyle) Lewis. He attended grade school in Galotea, Colo., and graduated from Haswell High School in Haswell, Colo. He attended business college in Denver...
Martha M. (Dozbaba) Vrbas (11/28/05)
Nov. 9, 1917--Nov. 26, 2005 ATWOOD -- Martha M. (Dozbaba) Vrbas, 88, died Saturday (Nov. 26, 2005) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born Nov. 9, 1917, in rural Rawlins County to Frank and Hattie (Urban) Dozbaba. She attended country school in Rawlins County and high school in Atwood...
Ada Martha Williams (11/28/05)
Aug. 20, 1917--Nov. 25, 2005 Ada Martha Williams, 88, died Friday (Nov. 25, 2005) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Gandy to George Albert and Amelia Jane (Clark) Jewel. She attended rural school near Maywood and high school in Hayes Center...
Edith Clara Swanson (11/28/05)
Aug. 22, 1917--Nov. 24, 2005 ARAPAHOE -- Edith Clara Swanson, 88, formerly of Cambridge, died Thursday (Nov. 22, 2005) at Tri-County Area Hospital in Lexington. She was born Aug. 22, 1917, in Furnas County to Ross C. and Elva V. (Bryant) Martin. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1934...
Ruth L. 'Tiny' Ruby (11/25/05)
Nov. 12, 1945--Nov. 24, 2005 HASTINGS -- Ruth L. "Tiny" Ruby, 60, died Thursday (Nov. 24, 2005) at her home in Hastings. She was born Nov. 12, 1945, in Maywood to Ralph and Edith G. (Kahler) Littell. She graduated from Maywood High School in 1964 and from McCook Beauty Academy in 1965...
Garrah Lillian Gaumer (11/25/05)
Dec. 24, 1915--Nov. 23, 2005 OBERLIN -- Garrah Lillian Gaumer, 89, died Wednesday (Nov. 23, 2005) at the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born Dec. 24, 1915, in a sod house south of Jennings to Everett Jackson Bainter and Emma Wheelock. She graduated from Jennings Rural High School in 1933...
Bernice E. (Bricker) Maris (11/22/05)
April 11, 1912--Nov. 20, 2005 ATWOOD -- Bernice E. (Bricker) Maris, 93, died Sunday (Nov. 20, 2005) at the Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. She was born April 11, 1912, in Wauneta to Herbert "Hub" and Lula B. (Yant) Bricker. She married Clarence L. Maris July 31, 1930, in Atwood. The couple farmed outside of Rexford, and owned a ceramics shop...
Doris (Sughroue) Castelli (11/21/05)
Dec. 11, 1925--Nov. 12, 2005 NARBERTH, Pa. -- Doris Marie Castelli, 79, died Saturday (Nov. 12, 2005) at her home in Narberth, Pa. She was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Frontier County to Clarence and Esther (Hanthorn) Sughroue. She attended school in Indianola and graduated in 1943...
Debra Rae Soncksen (11/21/05)
May 16, 1960--Nov. 16, 2005 NORTH PLATTE -- Debra Rae Soncksen, 45, died Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2005) at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. She was born May 19, 1960, in McCook to Carl and Donna Myers Soncksen. She attended school in Arapahoe...
Gary Lee Spatz (11/18/05)
March 29, 1941--Nov. 14, 2005 GOODLAND, Kan. -- Gary Lee Spatz, 64, died Monday (Nov. 14, 2005) at the Goodland Regional Medical Center. He was born March 29, 1941, in Madison to Raymond and Dorothy (Norris) Spatz. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1959. He attended agribusiness school in Lincoln...
Farrel E. Bates (11/17/05)
Dec. 10, 1927--Nov. 16, 2005 BEAVER CITY -- Farrel E. Bates, 77, died Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2005) at Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. He was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Colorado Springs, Colo. to Joseph and Clara (Massengill) Bates. He graduated from Beaver City High School in 1945...
Bradley Eugene Dack Sr. (11/18/05)
Sept. 9, 1931--Nov. 16, 2005 BELOIT, Kan. -- Bradley Eugene Dack Sr., 74, died Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2005) at the Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit, Kan. He was born Sept. 9, 1931, on a farm in Red Willow County to Joseph Edward and Maude Cecil (Tubbs) Dack. He graduated from McCook High School in 1951...
Larry Eugene Colby (11/15/05)
Nov. 28, 1947--Nov. 13, 2005 Larry Eugene Colby, 57, died Sunday (Nov. 13, 2005) at his home in McCook. He was born Nov. 28, 1947, at Phillipsburg, Kan., to Benjamin and Geneva (Arment) Colby. He attended Phillipsburg High School. He married Faye Harrison on Sept. 17, 1981, in Oberlin. They made their home in McCook...
Norma Elwood Frandsen (11/16/05)
March 30, 1932--Nov. 14, 2005 OBERLIN -- Norma Elwood Frandsen, 73, died Monday (Nov. 14, 2005) at her home in Oberlin. She was born March 30, 1932, in Wilsonville to Henry Michals and Grace Gilpin. She attended Wilsonville High School. She married Robert Neal Elwood on Dec. 31, 1949, in Wilsonville, he preceded her in death in 1998. She married Lloyd Frandsen on Dec. 30, 2001, in Cambridge. She made her home in Wilsonville until moving to Oberlin in 1976...
Hildegard Euhus (11/16/05)
June 30, 1908--Nov. 15, 2005 OBERLIN -- Hildegard Euhus, 97, died Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2005) at the Decatur County Hospital. She was born June 30, 1908, in Deshler to Lewis Lueders and Amalia Neuhart. She attended parochial school in Deshler. She marriage Henry Fred George Euhus on Jan. 3, 1928, in Deshler. The couple made their home on a Decatur County farm before moving to Oberlin...
Robert A. Reeh (11/16/05)
Aug. 2, 1958--Nov. 14, 2005 MCDONALD, Kan. -- Robert Albert Reeh, 47, died Monday (Nov. 14, 2005) from Hodgkin's Disease. He was born Aug. 2, 1958, in Atwood to Albert and Agnes (Sabatka) Reeh. He grew up on the family farm north of Beardsley, Kan. He attended McDonald High School and graduated from the Cheylin School District. He received a degree in agribusiness from Fort Hays State University...
Daniel Allen (11/14/05)
HASTINGS -- Daniel Allen, infant son of Chris and Mackenzie (Cole) Allen, died Thursday (Nov. 10, 2005) at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. Survivors include his parents, Chris and Mackenzie Allen; a brother, Steven Allen of Hastings; grandparents, Robert Allen of Culbertson, Charlene (Offner) Young of Cambridge and Kenneth "Butch" and Margaret Cole of Indianola; great-grandparents, Jim and Esther (Offner) Needham of Cambridge, Kenneth and Marianne Cole of Indianola, Jean Case of Culbertson and Sid and Judy Allen of McCook; relatives; and friends.. ...
Robert L. Williams (11/15/05)
April 21, 1923--Sept. 25, 2005 GARDEN GROVE, Calif. -- Robert L. Williams, 82, died Sept. 25, 2005, at his home in Garden Grove, Calif., from cancer. He was born April 21, 1923, south of Curtis to Robert "Rob" and Elsie Williams. He attended grade school in Frontier County and graduated in 1940 from the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis...
Larry Dale Seligman (11/15/05)
Jan. 31, 1941--Nov.11, 2005 Larry Dale Seligman, age 64, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln. Larry was born on Jan. 31, 1941, in Lincoln to Dale August and Margarett "Maxine" (Bullock) Seligman. He graduated from McCook High School in 1959 and attended McCook Junior College...
Chester W. Rima (11/15/05)
Aug. 8, 1939--Nov. 13, 2005 Chester W. Rima, 66, died Sunday (Nov. 13, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Aug. 8, 1939, in Brush, Colo., to Fred Wyman and Peggy (Coleman) Rima. He attended McCook Public Schools. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and served in the National Guard. He was honorably discharged on July 18, 1957...
Marguerite L. Fullerton (11/12/05)
Jan. 18, 1918--Nov. 10, 2005 NORCATUR -- Marguerite Lucile Fullerton, daughter of Charles Melvin and Nettie (Wotton) Butler, was born Jan. 18, 1918, on the family farm north of Norcatur, and passed away at the Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin on Nov. 10, 2005, at the age of 87...
Richard L. Blase (11/14/05)
Nov. 17, 1950--Nov. 11, 2005 GOTHENBURG -- Richard L. Blase, 54, Nebraska Funeral Director of Gothenburg, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at his home. Rick was born on Nov. 17, 1950, at Stromsburg to Harold and Shirley (Thomas) Blase. He grew up on the family farm near Hordville and attended Hordville High School, graduating in 1969...
Virgil Ayers Wilson (11/11/05)
Jan. 29, 1927--Nov. 9, 2005 CULBERTSON -- Virgil Ayers Wilson died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Community Hospital of McCook. He was 78 years old. Virgil was born on Jan. 29, 1927, in Hayes County to Dorsey and Lulu M. (Gray) Wilson. He graduated from Hayes County High School in 1943. On Jan. 18, 1946, he entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on April 2, 1947...
Ina Neva Wagner (11/10/05)
Feb. 24, 1912--Nov. 9, 2005 Ina Neva Wagner died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 93. She was born Feb. 24, 1912, in Hayes County, the daughter of Fred and Mary (DeWerff) Korell. She grew up north of Culbertson in Hitchcock County and graduated from Culbertson High School...
Clara Wagner Metzer (11/10/05)
March 23, 1898--Nov. 8, 2005 TRENTON -- Clara Wagner Metzer, 107, died Tuesday (Nov. 8, 2005) at the ElDorado Manor in Trenton. She was born to John and Marie Katherine (Eisenach) Wagner on March 23, 1898, in Culbertson. She attended Culbertson Public Schools...
Joseph D. 'Dal' Wood Jr. (11/08/05)
July 9, 1930--Nov. 6, 2005 Joseph D. "Dal" Wood Jr. died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at his home in McCook. He was 75 years old. He was born July 9, 1930, in McCook to Joseph D. and Pearl (Lawritsen) Wood. He was a graduate of McCook High School in 1948, McCook Junior College in 1950 and the University Of Nebraska College Of Law in 1954...
Sophia A. Otter (11/10/05)
Nov. 26, 1906--Nov. 8, 2005 NORTON, Kan. -- Sophia A. Otter, 98, died Tuesday (Nov. 8, 2005) at the Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kan. She was born Nov. 26, 1906, in Graham County, Kan., to Gerhardt Bruggeman and Mary Dittinger. She went to school in New Almelo, Kan...
Doris Burham (11/09/05)
Aug. 1, 1916--Oct. 29, 2005 BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. -- Doris Burham, 89, died Saturday (Oct. 29, 2005). She was born Aug. 1, 1916, in Bladen to Ora Banks and Margaret McHale. She married Don Burham in 1936 in McCook. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers; one sister; and one great-grandchild...
Louis James Nothnagel (11/07/05)
July 23, 1955--Nov. 4, 2005 WAYNE -- Louis James Nothnagel died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, in Wayne. He was 50 years old. Louis was born on July 23, 1955, to Albert H. and Shirley Lou (McCormick) Nothnagel at McCook. He graduated from McCook Senior High in 1973...
Cecil Beard Decker (11/07/05)
Nov. 13, 1906--Nov. 6, 2005 ALLIANCE --Cecil Beard Decker, 98, died Sunday (Nov. 6, 2005) at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Alliance. He was born Nov. 13, 1906, to Chester and Nellie Beard Decker on a farm near Oberlin. In 1920, he moved with his parents to a farm west of Wauneta, where he attended Wauneta Rural High School...
Letha K. Hofman (11/07/05)
Aug. 7, 1918--Nov. 4, 2005 Letha Katherine Hofman died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at her residence at Willow Ridge in McCook at the age of 87. She was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Norton County, the daughter of Edward George and Louise Ida (Braun) Wegener. She grew up in Norton County and was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of rural Norton...
John Thomas Harris III (11/05/05)
July 28, 1909--Nov. 3, 2005 OPELIKA, Ala. -- John T. Harris Sr., 96, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. John T. was born July 28, 1909, on the Harris family farm near Opelika to John T. and Mary Harris. He grew up on the Alabama farm and graduated from Branham and Hughes Military Academy of Spring Hill, Tenn., in 1928 and then attended and graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1932 and concurrently received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. ...
Lloyd Maynard Helberg (11/03/05)
Nov. 2, 1919--Nov. 1, 2005 COZAD -- Lloyd Maynard Helberg, 85, died Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2005) at Southview Manor Care Center in Cozad. He was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Brady to Ralph T. and Anna Grace (Ohlson) Helberg. He attended rural school until eighth grade...
Ernest L. 'Ernie' Solko (11/03/05)
Sept. 2, 1919--Oct. 30, 2005 ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. -- Ernest Lawrence "Ernie" Solko, 86, died Sunday (Oct. 30, 2005) at the Christian Care Center of Cheatham County in Ashland City. He was born Sept. 2, 1919, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Neuberger) Solko. He attended country school and St. Mary's School in Herndon...
Theodora 'Ted' King (11/02/05)
Feb. 27, 1913--Oct. 31, 2005 GRAND ISLAND -- Theodora "Ted" King died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at the Tiffany Square Center in Grand Island, at the age of 92. She was born Feb. 11, 1913, in Yuma, Colo., the daughter of Arthur Francis and Glennie May (Shaver) Hutchinson. She grew up in northeastern Colorado, graduating from Otis High School in 1930...
Edna H. Zuege (11/02/05)
Feb. 28, 1917--Oct. 28, 2005 HAIGLER -- Edna H. Zuege, 88, died Friday (Oct. 28, 2005) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born Feb. 28, 1917, in McCook to Jacob and Pauline (Becker) Koch and attended school until she was needed at home. They later moved to Haigler...
June E. Atkinson (11/02/05)
June 2, 1923--Nov. 1, 2005 LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- June E. Atkinson, age 82, passed away Nov. 1, 2005, at St. Anthony Healthcare. She was born on June 2, 1923, in Benkelman to Guy and Ruth (Rickard) Warren. June had lived in Remington, Ind., for 48 years before moving to Lafayette. She was a homemaker and had worked at various factories in the area and at the Days Inn of Remington for three years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rensselaer, Ind...
Alma J. Sanders (11/02/05)
April 17, 1911--Oct. 9, 2005 LAKEWOOD, Colo. --Alma Jeanette Sanders died on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at the Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood, Colo., at the age of 94. Alma was born at home on her parents farm north of Holbrook on April 17, 1911. Her parents were John and Jessie (Arthaud) Haley. She attended school at Holbrook and graduated in 1928. She taught one year before entering St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, in Lincoln. She graduated in 1933 as a Registered Nurse in Nebraska...
Levi Matthew Doss (11/01/05)
March 20, 1989--Oct. 29, 2005 JOHNSON LAKE -- Levi Matthew Doss, 16, died Saturday (Oct. 29, 2005) as the result of an auto accident near Lexington. He was born March 20, 1989, in McCook to David Lee and Sandra Raye (Johnson) Doss. He and his family then moved to Lexington, where he was a sophomore at Lexington High School...
Charles 'Chuck' Votapka (11/01/05)
Nov. 11, 1932--Oct. 30, 2005 OBERLIN -- Charles "Chuck" Votapka, 72, died Sunday (Oct. 30, 2005) at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born Nov. 11, 1932, in Decatur County to Guy F. Votapka and Helen M. Vermillion. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1950...