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Obituaries from August 2006

Loren Thomas Hawkinson (08/31/06)
April 23, 1936- Aug. 29, 2006   STRATTON -- Loren Thomas Hawkinson, 70, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2006) at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. He was born April 23, 1936, to Andrew and Adda (Strickler) Hawkinson on the family's homestead south of Stratton, in Hitchcock County.  He attended school in Stratton and was a member of the graduating class at Stratton High School in 1955.  After graduation, Loren went on to attend Parks School of Business Administration in Denver, Colo., where he earned his Associates Degree.. ...
Alice Louise Bobbitt (08/31/06)
Aug. 8, 1928 - Aug. 29, 2006 BEAVER?CITY?--?Alice Louise Bobbitt, 78, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2006) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Aug. 8,1928, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Raymond and Esther (Hawk) Allen. She grew up in Des Moines, and graduated from Des Moines High School in 1946...
Marilyn Grace St.?Clair (08/31/06)
Jan. 10 1926 - Aug. 29, 2006 OBERLIN -- Marilyn Grace St. Clair, 80, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2006) at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Jan. 10, 1926, to Ross William and Mabel (Beckwith) Tice in rural Dresden, Kan. She grew up on the Dresden farm and in Oberlin...
Lewis W. Linnemeyer (08/31/06)
Dec. 7, 1919 - Aug. 29, 2006 GRAND?ISLAND -- Lewis W. Linnemeyer, 86, of Dannebrog went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2006) at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday at the All Faiths Chapel at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. ...
M. Annabelle Welp (08/31/06)
April 5, 1933 - Aug. 30, 2006 Mary Annabelle Welp, 73, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born April 5, 1933, in McCook to the Adolph A. and Minnie Elvina (Seeman) Weskamp. She grew up in McCook where she received her education at St. Patrick's School...
Effie 'Laura' Walker (08/31/06)
Dec. 24, 1912-Aug. 29, 2006 Effie "Laura" Walker, 93, died Tuesday (Aug.29, 2006) at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis. She was born Dec. 24, 1912, in Hayes County, to Marvin LeRoy and Rose Effie (Phelps) Evans.  She graduated from UNSA High School at Curtis in 1931...
Beverly Jean North (08/30/06)
March 13, 1937-Aug. 27, 2006 Beverly Jean North, 69, died Sunday (Aug. 27, 2006) at Premier Estates Senior Living in North Platte, after a long battle with cancer. She was born March 13, 1937, to Lillian Maxine (Nelson) May at Alexis, Ill..  She graduated from Yates City (Illinois) High School in 1956. ...
Mark J. Swayze (08/30/06)
July 29, 1986-Aug. 26, 2006 SIDNEY -- Mark J. Swayze, 20, died Saturday (Aug. 26, 2006) at his home in Sidney. He was born July 29, 1986, to John Swayze and Patricia A. (Myers) Swayze at Loveland, Colo..  He was raised in Sidney and graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 2005.  He had been attending Central Community College, Hastings Campus studying Diesel Technology...
Norman Paul Sekavec (08/30/06)
Feb. 11, 1935 - Aug. 21, 2006 BILLINGS, Mont. -- On August, 21, 2006, at the age of 71, Norm died while playing golf in Billing, Mont. He was born the son of Stephen Decatur and Velma (Keil) Sekavec on Feb. 11, 1935 in Brownell, Kan. In 1954, he was united in marriage to Rita Schreiber in Ransom, Kan. He retired from the U.S.P.S. in McCook. In 1984 they moved to Billings, where they have resided since...
Elsie 'Mae' Karp (08/29/06)
April 29, 1915 - Aug. 27, 2006 Elsie "Mae" Karp, 91, died Sunday (Aug. 27, 2006) at McCook Community Hospital. She was born April 29, 1915, to John and Emma (Crocker) Reiners at Indianola.  She graduated from Red Willow High School in 1932 and Beauty School in 1939...
E. Marie Williams (08/29/06)
Sept. 27, 1913 - Aug. 26, 2006 KEARNEY --?E. Marie Williams, 92, died Saturday (August 26, 2006) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Sept. 27, 1913, to Warren and Agnes (Beery) Bratt. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1931...
Richard Anderson (08/29/06)
June 1, 1936 - Aug. 27, 2006 WALLACE -- Richard Anderson, 70, died Sunday (Aug. 27, 2006) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. He was born June 1, 1936, south of Wallace to Howard and Clara Lee Anderson. He attended high school at the Curtis School of Agriculture and graduated in 1954...
Helen Rae Kamery (08/28/06)
Jan. 29, 1914 - Aug. 25, 2006 NORTH PLATTE -- Helen Rae Kamery, 92, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2006) at Linden Court in North Platte. She was born Jan. 29, 1914, on a ranch near Brewster, to William and Effie (Ferguson) Smith. She grew up in Dunning and Brewster and graduated from Brewster High School in 1932 and Chadron Normal School, where she received her teaching certificate. She taught country schools in Blaine County...
Stanley Laverne Thomsen (08/25/06)
Dec. 6, 1922-Aug. 24, 2006 CURTIS -- Stanley Laverne Thomsen, 83, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2006) in Sutherland. He was born on Dec. 6, 1922, at Norman to Chris and Maggie (Steffensen) Thomsen. On June 2, 1956, he married Mary Anne Stasch at Nenzel. He was a life-long resident of the Curtis area. He was a retired farmer who also did custodial work at the elementary and high school in Curtis...
Robert Dean Wilcox (08/25/06)
July 24, 1930 - Aug. 24, 2006 Robert Dean Wilcox, Sr., 76, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born July 24, 1930, at McCook, to Roy and Mildred (Adams) Wilcox.  He graduated from McCook High School in 1948. He served in the National Guard from 1948 until 1954...
Breck R. Gillen (08/24/06)
Breck R. Gillen, infant child of Bradley W. and Wendy L. (Hampton) Gillen died Saturday (Aug. 19, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. Survivors include parents, Brad and Wendy of McCook; siblings Spencer, Zayne, Jenna and Jett; grandparents, Wayne and Arlene Gillen of McCook, Rich and Hilda Hampton of Culbertson and Carrie and Wendell Klock of North Platte...
Florence L. Jeffers (08/23/06)
Aug, 26, 1920 - Aug, 21, 2006 WAUNETA -- Florence L. Jeffers, 85, died Monday(Aug. 21, 2006) at Chase County Hospital in Imperial. She was born in Hayes County on Aug. 26, 1920, to Frank and Agnes (Schneider) Broz.  She graduated from St. Patrick's Academy in Sidney in 1938 and Kearney State College in 1972...
Margaret M. Smith (08/22/06)
June 18, 1923 - Aug. 20, 2006 ARAPAHOE?-- Margaret M. Smith, 83, died Sunday (Aug. 20, 2006) at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born June 18, 1923, at Gosper County to William and Katie (Abood) Toomey. She was raised north of Arapahoe on the family farm. She attended school at Arapahoe High School and graduated in 1940...
Robert Edward Poorman (08/22/06)
Sept. 8 , 1932 - Aug. 20, 2006 ST. FRANCIS -- Robert Edward Poorman, 73, died Sunday (Aug. 20, 2006) at St. Francis. He was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Lincoln County, Colo. He married Roberta Irene "Bobbi" Meade. They made their home in Bird City, Kan. He was employed as a line superintendent for rural utility until his retirement...
Kathryn L. DeMay (08/22/06)
Feb. 18, 1925 - Aug. 20, 2006 HOLDREGE -- Kathryn Lee DeMay, 81, died Sunday (Aug. 20, 2006) at the Holdrege Memorial Home in Holdrege. She was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Holdrege, to Hale H. and Freddie A. (Lundin) Hilsabeck. She graduated from McCook High School in 1943...
Maureen E. Pearson (08/21/06)
May 4, 1945 - Aug. 19, 2006 Mauren Elizabeth Pearson, died Saturday (Aug. 19, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 61. She was born May 4, 1945, at Grand Island, the daughter of Gregory and Audrey (Wolfe) O'Rourke. She grew up at Grand Island where she graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1963...
Cody Raymond Coats (08/21/06)
Sept. 3, 1991 - Aug. 18, 2006 DANBURY -- Cody Raymond Coats 14, died Friday (Aug. 18, 2006) at Danbury as a result of a vehicle accident. He was born on Sept. 3, 1991, at Ogden, Utah to David Todd Dominguez and Debbie Sue Hodson.  He was living at Danbury at the time of his death...
Lida Elizabeth Wahrman (08/21/06)
May 13, 1911 - Aug. 19, 2006 ST. FRANCIS -- Lida Elizabeth (Indorf) Wahrman, 95, formerly of Bird City, died Saturday (Aug. 19, 2006) at the Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis. She was born May 13, 1911, in St. Francis. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Herman Wahrman...
Bernice Adkinson (08/21/06)
IMPERIAL -- Bernice Adkinson, 86, died Friday (Aug. 18, 2006) at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. Survivors include her son, Gary Adkinson of Santa Anna, Calif.; three daughters, Judy Brooks and husband, Rod of Kooskia, Idaho, Renee Henkel and husband, Greg of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Elania Fanning and husband, Mike of Enders; two brothers Guy Curtis and wife, Ruth of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jim Curtis and wife, Dorothy of Arvada, Colo.; four sisters, Gwen Vogler and husband, Larry of Colorado Springs, Colo., June Sharp and husband, Bill, Marilyn Bartels and husband, Bob, and Alice Lindekugel and husband, Ray all of Imperial; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.. ...
Robert 'Bob' Peach (08/18/06)
Jan. 21, 1932-Aug. 16, 2006 DANBURY -- Robert "Bob" Peach, 74, died Wednesday, (Aug. 16, 2006) at The Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Marion, Ill. He was born Jan. 21, 1932, in Velpen, Ind., to Orville R. and Lucy (Hochmeister) Peach. On Feb. 14, 1954, he married Jerlene Todrank at the Holland United Methodist Church...
Dorothy Evelyn Remington (08/17/06)
Jan. 12, 1920 - Aug. 15, 2006 ARAPAHOE -- Dorothy Evelyn Remington, 86, died Tuesday (Aug. 15, 2006) at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Jan. 12, 1920, at Eustis to Walter and Mabel (Mills) Nelson. She was raised in Holbrook and attended school at Holbrook Public Schools...
Relaford Warren 'Bud' Stuart (08/17/06)
July 26,1922 - Aug. 16, 2006 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- Relaford Warren "Bud" Stuart, 84, died Wednesday (Aug. 16, 2006) at Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis. He was born July 26, 1922, in Beloit, Kan. He entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He worked as a farmer and jeweler, before retiring...
Vesper Norine Ross (08/17/06)
Feb. 2, 1910 - Aug. 14, 2006 CULBERTSON -- Vesper Norine Ross, 96, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2006) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born Feb. 23, 1910, in Red Cloud, to Chester Otis and Esther Arada (Rakestraw) Roberts. The family moved to Culbertson. She grew up in the Culbertson area and attended District 62 and District 2. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1927...
Delores A. Zodrow (08/16/06)
Feb. 3, 1927 - Aug. 13, 2006 OBERLIN?-- Delores A. Zodrow, 79, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2006) in McCook. She was born Feb. 3, 1927, to Frank and Marie (Spanier) Moeder in Selden. She was raised in Selden and attended Leoville Schools and graduated from Decatur Community High School...
Irvin Johnson (08/16/06)
Oct. 20, 1916 - Aug. 14, 2006 IMPERIAL -- Irvin Johnson, 89, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2006) at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. He was born Oct. 20, 1916, to Hanise and Lily Johnson in Champion, where he spent his childhood. On July 3, 1938, he married Verna Doris Cranwell. ...
Jean Richards (08/15/06)
Aug. 21, 1921 - Aug. 13, 2006 KEARNEY?-- Jean Richards, 84, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2006) at St. Luke's Samaritan Village of Kearney. She was born Aug. 21, 1921, in Lexington, to Claret and Essie (Rodgers) Horn. She grew up in the area and graduated from Eddyville High School in 1939. On Jan. 16, 1943, she married Paul F. Richards in North Platte...
Betty Ann Jordan (08/11/06)
Betty Ann Jordan Aug. 7, 1949-Aug. 11, 2006 Betty Ann Jordan left us Friday (Aug. 11, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 57 years old. She was born in Monroe, Wis., on Aug. 7, 1949 to Edward Leslie and Myrtle Leona (Olson) Robinson. She grew up in Fort Collins, Colo., and graduated from Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, in 1967...
Martha Rose 'Marty' (Albert) Haupt (08/11/06)
Feb. 6, 1927 - July 8, 2006 EDEN?PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Martha Rose "Marty" (Albert) Haupt, 79, died July 8, 2006, in Eden Prairie, Minn. She was born Feb. 6, 1927, to Henry and Maxie (Gias) Albert in Culbertson. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1945...
Verna Fern Cormack (08/11/06)
Nov. 17, 1932 - Aug. 7, 2006 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- Verna Fern (Gipe) Cormack, 73, died Monday (Aug. 7, 2006) at the Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. She was born Nov. 17, 1932, to Harry Lee and Mary Edna (Burr) Gipe in Cheyenne County, Kan. She worked as a packaging laborer...
Melvin Eugene Kogl (08/11/06)
April 19, 1935 - Aug. 9, 2006 HERNDON -- Melvin Eugene Kogl, 71, died Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2006) at Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo. He was born April 19, 1935, to Clemens (Clem) and Alvina (Nehring) Kogl in Herndon. He attended Herndon Schools and graduated from high school in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army for two years...
Robert Leroy Jackson (08/10/06)
Feb. 15, 1926 - Aug. 8, 2006 Robert L. Jackson, 80, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2006) at McCook Community Hospital.?? He was born Feb. 15, 1926, at McCook to Frank and Hazel (Larreau) Jackson at their residence. Hazel later married Leo B. Lehn at Indianola.? He attended schools at Oberlin, Kan. ...
John D. Winston (08/01/06)
May 23, 1922 - July 29, 2006 John D. Winston, 84, died Saturday (July 29, 2006) at his home in McCook. He was born May 23, 1922 at Middletown, Ohio, to Walter and Ruth A. (Saunders) Winston.  He graduated from Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended a trade school in Ohio where he became a drafting engineer.  He served in the Army Air Force during World War II from 1942 to 1946 and was stationed in the Marianas Islands in the Philippines...
Dean L. Bieghler (08/08/06)
Oct. 22, 1914 - Aug. 6, 2006 BEAVER?CITY?--?Dean L. Bieghler, 91, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2006) at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. He was born Oct. 22, 1914, at Beaver City to Harry and Mary Bess (Fleming) Bieghler. He graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1932 and joined the U.S. Army, serving during World War II...
Steven Leslie Shuler (08/08/06)
Steven Leslie Shuler Feb. 23, 1950 - Aug. 5, 2006 SELDEN -- Steven Leslie Shuler, 56, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2006) at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colo. He was born Feb. 23, 1950, in Oberlin, to Fred and Josie (Beal) Shuler. He was raised on a farm southwest of Selden and attended grade and high school in Selden and graduated from Decatur Community High School in Oberlin in 1968. He joined the U.S. Army and spent three years in Germany...
Rachel George (08/08/06)
April 29, 1911 - Aug. 1, 2006 RUSHVILLE -- Rachel George 95, died Tuesday (Aug. 1, 2006) at her niece's home. She was born on April 29, 1911, in Hastings, to Henry and Katherine (Glantz) Yost. She was married to William George and they lived in McCook for 40 years. In 2004, she moved to Rushville to live with her niece, Judy Klesh and husband, Gus...
Geneva L. Kastens (08/08/06)
July 27, 1919 - Aug. 31, 2006 ATWOOD -- Geneva?L. Kastens, 87, formerly of Atwood, died Monday (July 31, 2006) in Monroe, Wash. She was born on July 27, 1919, in Vinita, Okla., to Ernest and Pearl Banzet. The family later moved to Herndon, where she attended Dike Country School and graduated from Herndon High School...
Gene Mildred (Klein) Engen (08/08/06)
Jan. 4, 1921 - July 28, 2006 MADISON, Tenn. -- Gene Mildred (Klein) Engen, 85, died July 28, 2006 in Tennessee. She was born in McCook to Jake L. and Anna L. (Seiffert) Klein. She attended school in McCook and graduated from McCook High School where she played the flute and piccolo and was an accomplished singer and pianist. She also was involved with the All Girl's Orchestra and Choir in the 1940s, a popular radio show in the McCook area...
Pauline Jones (08/07/06)
Feb. 22, 1910 - Aug. 4, 2006 TRENTON -  Pauline Jones, 96, died Friday  (Aug. 4, 2006) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton.  She was born Feb. 22, 1910, at Culbertson to Frederick and Marie K. (Jugert) Rehn.  She grew up and attended school in Culbertson and married Lewis D. Jones in Culbertson on March 23, 1933.  They lived nine and a half miles southeast of Trenton until retiring and moving into Trenton. ...
 Rodney Esch (08/07/06)
Dec. 18, 1939 - July 31, 2006 ARLINGTON -- Rodney E. Esch, 66 of Arlington, died Monday (July 31, 2006) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha He was born Dec. 18, 1939, in Danbury, to Carl H. and Pauline (Burton) Esch. He attended Red Willow School and graduated in 1957 from Indianola High School. He attended McCook Community College and graduated from Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Mo...
Marvin F. Werner (08/07/06)
July 7, 1940 - Aug. 5, 2006 BEAVER?CITY -- Marvin F. Werner, Sr., 66, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2006) at his home in Beaver City after a battle with cancer. He was born July 7, 1940, at Centerlia, Ill., to step-father Robert and mother Mildred N. (Speer) Russell...
Bernard H. 'Matt' Mathews (08/07/06)
July 31, 1923 - Aug. 5 , 2006 Bernard H. "Matt" Mathews, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, at the age of 83. He was born July 31, 1923, at Leoti, Kan., the son of the late Roy T. and Edna May (Strobridge) Mathews. He grew up in Benkelman and Stratton area, where he graduated from Benkelman High School in 1940 and attended McCook Jr. College...
Joyce Burke Cory (08/04/06)
Oct. 4, 1921-Aug. 2, 2006 ARAPAHOE -- Joyce Burke Cory, 84, died Wednesday (Aug. 2, 2006) at her home in Dallas, Texas. She was born Oct. 4, 1921, at Edison, to Donnelly and Edith (Major) Burke. She was raised in the Edison area and graduated from Edison High School in 1936...
MaryAnn Zodrow (08/03/06)
LEOVILLE, Kan. -- MaryAnn Zodrow, 81, died Tuesday (Aug. 1, 2006) at Decatur Community Hospital. She was born March 26, 1925, south of Leoville, Kan., to Bernard "Ben" and Barbara (Geisinger) Kruse. She was raised in the Leoville Community and attended Green Valley School and graduated from Leoville High School in 1945...
Philbert 'Dr. Phil' Stanley Harvanek (08/02/06)
July 16, 1926-July 30, 2006 ATWOOD -- Philbert "Dr. Phil" Stanley Harvanek, 80, died Sunday (July 30, 2006) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, Colo. He was born July 16, 1926, in Atwood, to Stanley and Rose (Heble) Harvanek. He served, with distinction, in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Audubon during the Pacific campaign...
Vera May Brown Tuller (08/01/06)
Feb. 1, 1929-July 30, 2006 WILLARD, Mo. -- Vera May Brown Tuller, 77, died Sunday (July 30, 2006) in Missouri. She was born Feb. 1, 1929, at Danbury to Victor and Etta May Brown. She was raised in Danbury, graduated with honors from Danbury High School, attended McCook Junior College and the University of Nebraska, receiving her teaching credentials in 1948...
August 'Gus' William Rummel (08/01/06)
ATWOOD, Kan. -- August "Gus" William Rummel, 93, died Wednesday (July 26, 2006) at Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. He was born May 29, 1913, in St. Francis, to Henry and Vivian (McKnight) Rummel. He was baptized as a Jehovah's Witness in 1940. Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Lenora; second wife, Margaret; four brothers, Wesley, Arlie, Victor, and Stanley; and two sisters, Evelyn and Helen...
Wilmer Wendell 'Bill' Seybold (08/01/06)
Dec. 19, 1934-July 30, 2006 BENKELMAN - Wilmer Wendell "Bill" Seybold, 71, of Benkelman, Neb., passed away July 30, 2006, at his home with his family by his side. He passes on having given a legacy of hope, strength and compassion to his family and those who knew him...
Matt Treinen (08/01/06)
July 18, 1927 - July 28, 2006 SIDNEY -- Matt Treinen, 79, a longtime Sidney resident, died Friday evening, July 28 at Memorial Health Center in Sidney. Services will be today at 1 p.m. at Saint Patrick's Church in Sidney with Fr. Jim Novakowski officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery with military graveside honors...