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Obituaries from October 2006

Carl Sterling Phillips (10/31/06)
Sept. 26, 1921-Oct. 27, 2006 ATWOOD -- Carl Sterling Phillips, 85, died Friday (Oct. 27, 2006), at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. He was born Sept. 26, 1921, to Carl Spry and Pearl Elsie (Scaman) Phillips in Bent County, Colo. He attended country school through the eighth grade...
Richard Lee Els (10/31/06)
Nov. 27, 1949-Oct. 28, 2006 BENKELMAN -- Richard Lee Els, 56, died Saturday (Oct. 28, 2006) at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. He was born Nov. 27, 1949, at Wray, Colo., to Byron and Leah (Richard) and was baptized in the Presbyterian Church. He attended grade school at Dist. No. 52, and later attended high school in Benkelman where he was a member of the graduating class of 1968.  He also took two years of auto mechanics at Goodland, Kan...
Brigadier General Philip Augustus Deffer (Retired) (10/31/06)
Dec. 18, 1921 - Oct. 26, 2006 SAN?ANTONIO, Texas -- Brigadier General Philip A. Deffer, San Antonio, Texas, died Oct. 26, 2006, at his home.  Born Dec. 18, 1921, in Indianola to Frank W. Deffer and Hazel Phillips. He attended public school in Indianola, McCook Junior College and the University of Nebraska, receiving his MD in 1945, from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine...
Ruth Elaine Budig (10/31/06)
April 4, 1923 - Oct. 30, 2006 Ruth Elaine Budig died Monday (Oct. 30, 2006) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born April 4, 1923, in Culbertson and was the daughter of Ira and Flossie (Korell) Joy. She graduated from Culbertson High School...
Maxine Ross (10/30/06)
July 19, 1930 - Oct. 29, 2006 Maxine Ross died Sunday (Oct. 29, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 76. She was born July 19, 1930, on the family farm, the daughter of the late Edward and Elsie (Albrecht) Leitner. She grew up on the family homestead southwest of McCook...
Marie Anna Troester (10/30/06)
May, 29 - 1910 - Oct. 27, 2006 Marie Anna Carolina Troester died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at her residence in Imperial at the age of 96. She was born May 29, 1910 at Bladen, NE the daughter of the late John and Anna (Golter) Bartels. Marie grew up in the Campbell and Upland area, and graduated from rural school. She was employed as a housekeeper in Hastings...
Margaret Lee Willford (10/27/06)
Oct. 3, 1923-Oct. 24, 2006 FREMONT -- Margaret Lee Willford, 83, formerly of Curtis, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2006), at A J Merrick Manor in Fremont. She was born Oct. 3, 1923, to John and Maude Poindexter Cauffiel in Covington, Okla. She moved with her parents and siblings to Seminole County. Her father was employed by Champion Oil Company...
Esther McKean (10/27/06)
Oct. 8, 1911-Oct. 25, 2006   KEARNEY -- Esther Weber Linder McKean, 95, died Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2006), at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village in Kearney. She was born Oct. 8, 1911, in Culbertson, to Frederick and Ana Elizabeth (Schriner) Meininger.    She was baptized in the Methodist Church in Culbertson and attended Sunday school and youth groups there.  She attended grade school at District No. 6 and high school at Culbertson...
Loretta Mary Leitner (10/27/06)
Sept. 16, 1916 - Oct. 26, 2006 Loretta Mary Leitner, 90, died Thursday (Oct. 26, 2006) at Hiillcrest Nursing Home in McCook  She was born Sept. 19, 1916, to Mathias Henry and Emma Mary (Kleidosty) Berger on the family farm northwest of Herndon.  She graduated from Herndon High School in 1934.  ...
James B. Ahrens (10/26/06)
March 12, 1934 - Oct. 25, 2006 James B. Ahrens 72, died Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook.  He was born on March 12, 1934, at McCook to Frances Henry and Minnie T. (Herron) Ahrens.  He attended McCook schools. On Jan. 9, 1954, he married Delores F. Fisher at Goodland, Kan. They made their home in McCook where he was a carpenter and worked for the North Platte Lumber Company. ...
Lois Mae Johnson (10/25/06)
Nov. 1, 1935 - Oct. 17, 2006 KANSAS?CITY, Mo. --?Lois May Johnson 70, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2006) at the Carondelet Nursing Home in Kansas City, Mo. She was born on Nov. 1, 1935, north of McCook, to Frederick and Alma (Unger) Ackerman. She graduated from McCook High School in 1953...
June A. Hedges (10/25/06)
July 4, 1926 - Oct. 24, 2006 BEAVER?CITY?-- June A. Hedges, 80, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2006) at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. She was born July 4, 1926, at Mankato, Kan., to Bernard and Eunice (Lawrence) Sawyer. She was raised in Kansas and moved to Beaver City in 1943. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1945...
Ethel Schroeder (10/23/06)
Aug. 15, 1936 - Oct. 21, 2006 OBERLIN -- Ethel Schroeder, 70, died Saturday (Oct. 21, 2006) at the Decatur County Hospital. She was born Aug. 15. 1936, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Robert and Miriam (Kuhn) McDermott. She later moved to Oberlin. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a stepson, Tony Schroeder...
Floyd A. Brown (10/23/06)
May 12, 1919 - Oct. 20, 2006 OBERLIN -- Floyd A Brown, 87, died Friday (Oct. 20, 2006) at the Decatury County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. He was born May 12, 1919, to Charles C. and Rose Anna (Wooley) Brown on the family farm in Decatur County. He attended Plainview Country School and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1937...
Thomas Emerson Bevington (10/23/06)
Sept. 11, 1908 - Oct. 19, 2006 HERMISTON, Ore. -- Thomas Emerson Bevington, 98, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2006) at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston, Ore. He was born Sept. 11, 1908, in Custer County to Harley and Stella Bevington. He grew up and attended school in Nebraska...
Emil Peter Loecker (10/23/06)
Feb. 20, 1919 - Oct. 21, 2006 HARTINGTON -- Emil P. Loecker, age 87, of Hartington died on Saturday (Oct. 21, 2006) at Golden Living Center in Hartington. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Craig Loecker, Rev. John Pietramale, and Monsignor Cyril Werner officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington...
 C. J. 'Cal' Sutherland (10/20/06)
Aug. 15, 1913-Oct. 19, 2006   KEARNEY -- C. J. "Cal" Sutherland, 93, of Kearney died Thursday, (Oct. 19, 2006) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.  He was born Aug. 15, 1913, in Elm Creek to James McCullough and Emma (Larson) Sutherland. He grew up on a farm north of Elm Creek and graduated from Overton High School...
Everett C. Powell (10/20/06)
Feb. 21, 1925-Oct. 20, 2006 YUMA, Ariz. -- Everett C. Powell, 81, died Friday (Oct. 20, 2006) in Lincoln. He was born Feb. 21, 1925, at Crab Orchard to Carl and Alice (Walrod) Powell. He was a retired secretary for the Eagles Club in Grand Island and a U. S. Army Air Corp Veteran...
Freda L. Gamblin (10/20/06)
Oct. 18, 1911-Oct. 19, 2006 OBERLIN -- Freda L. Gamblin, 95, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2006) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Oct. 18, 1911, in Rawlins County to John and Hilma (Henningsen) Carlson and was raised on a farm south of Herndon. She received her education in Herndon...
Esther Miller (10/20/06)
May 18, 1910 - Oct. 19, 2006 OBERLIN -- Esther Miller, 96, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2006) at the Decatur County Hospital. She was born in Norton, Kan., to Guy and Bessie (Venrick) Hix. She was raised in the Reager area and attended Reager School and Norcatur High School, graduating in 1927...
Clyde Elbert 'Danny' Daniels (10/20/06)
Feb. 6, 1924-Oct. 18, 2006 STRATTON - Clyde Elbert "Danny" Daniels, 82, died Wednesday (Oct. 18, 2006), at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. He was born Feb. 6, 1924, to Elbert and Elizabeth (Whisler) Daniels at Max. He grew to manhood on the family farm near Max where he completed his schooling. ...
Les D. Stennette (10/19/06)
Aug. 31, 1914 -- Sept. 21, 2006   PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Les D. Stennette, 92, died Sept. 21, 2006, in Phoenix. He was born Aug. 31, 1914, in McCook to Charles and Myrta Stennette. He graduated from McCook Junior College and attended the University of Nebraska. He worked for the federal government following the 1935 flood in the Republican River Valley as a purchasing agent supplying the work camps that were established to rebuild. He continued with the government in Grand Island and Lincoln...
Lee S. 'Stanley' Clegg (10/19/06)
Jan. 11, 1920-Oct. 15, 2006   HAIGLER -- Lee S. "Stanley" Glegg, 86, died Sunday (Oct.15, 2006), at the Hillcrest Care Center in Wray, Colo. He was born Jan. 11, 1920, to Lee and Florence (White) Clegg five miles west of Haigler, in Dundy County. He attended school at Sanborn country school, and then attended Haigler Public Schools for the next 11 years.  He graduated from Haigler High School...
Vera M. (Torbert) Fichtner Teel (10/19/06)
VALENTINE -- Vera M. (Torbert) Fichtner Teel, 96, died Wednesday (Oct. 11, 2006) at Pine View Good Samaritan Center in Valentine. She was born southwest of Maywood to Ralph and Mamie Torbert. She married Chester "Chet" H. Fichtner. They lived on a farm and ranched west of Maywood, where she worked as a homemaker...
Irene Elizabeth Reeh Withington (10/19/06)
Sept. 15, 1928 - Oct. 17, 2006 ATWOOD -- Irene Elizabeth Reeh Withington, 78, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2006) at her home in Atwood. She was born Sept. 15, 1928, to Frank and Mary (Schwartz) Reeh. She grew up on the family farm north of Beardsley, Kan., and attended Forest Hill School. She was baptized at St. Cyril's Catholic Church...
Judy A. Wilcox (10/19/06)
April 30, 1945 - Oct. 16, 2006  BISMARCK, N.D. -- Judy Ann Wilcox, 61,  formerly of Stockville, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2006) at St. Alexis Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D., of cancer. She was born April 30, 1945, in Wichita, Kan., to Richard and Audrey (Cole) Malloy...
Elsie Rogers (10/18/06)
Jan. 4,1912 - Oct. 11. 2006 MOUNT ANGEL, Ore. -- Elsie Winona Rogers, 94, died Wednesday (Oct. 11, 2006), at Mount Angel, Ore. She was born Jan. 4, 1912, in a sod house on the farm of her parents, William and Ada (Terrell) Hay at Trenton. Her early years of education were obtained at a one-room rural school. After graduating from Trenton High School, she taught several years in a country school, teaching all eight grades...
Donald Wayne Domsch (10/18/06)
Sept. 13, 1928 - Oct. 13, 2006 ATWOOD --?Donald Wayne Domsch, 78, died Friday (Oct. 13, 2006) at his home in Atwood. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in rural Blakeman, Kan., to Theodor and Anna (Focke) Domsch. He was baptized and later confirmed as a member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He attended Enterprise Rural School District No. 30 northwest of Atwood and graduated from Atwood High School in 1946...
Lyle W. Ohrmund (10/13/06)
IMPERIAL -- Lyle W. Ohrmund, 79, died Thursday (Oct. 12, 2006), at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. Survivors include his wife, Norma of Imperial; two daughters, Brenda Cahow and husband, Mark of Imperial and Lisa Kerchal and husband, Rory of Wauneta; and four grandchildren...
Floyd F. Wicke (10/16/06)
Jan. 16, 1913 - Oct. 12, 2006 ATWOOD -- Floyd F. Wicke, 92, died Thursday (Oct. 12, 2006). He was born Jan. 16, 1913, at Ludell. He was a farmer and stockman on a farm north of Ludell until his retirement. He was a resident of the Atwood Good Samaritan Center for the past four years...
Hazel 'Toots' Bybee (10/16/06)
Mar. 22, 1910 - Sept.27, 2006 MORONGO VALLEY, Calif. --Hazel "Toots" Bybee, 96, formerly of Curtis, died Wednesday (Sept. 27, 2006) at the home of her daughter. Toots was born on March 22, 1910, on a farm south of Curtis. Daughter of Robert W. and Mary Etta (Stalder) Florom...
Jerry Dean McCrumb (10/13/06)
July 7, 1963-Oct. 11, 2006 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Jerry Dean McCrumb, 43, formerly of Wauneta, died Wednesday (Oct. 11, 2006) at his home. He was born July 7, 1963, at Imperial, to Al and Marilyn McCrumb. They lived on a farm north of Max and he attended school in Wauneta, graduating in 1981...
Hoye William Fletcher (10/12/06)
Sept. 21, 1912 - Oct. 7, 2006 ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Hoye William Fletcher 94, died Saturday (Oct. 7, 2006) at the Anna Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md.  He was born near Bartley on Sept. 21, 1912, to James A. and Lydia M. (Arobogast) Fletcher.   ...
Charlene Rhea Farwell (10/12/06)
Aug. 22, 1933 - Oct. 11, 2006 HOLDREGE -- Charlene Rhea Farwell, 73, formerly of Oxford and McCook, died Wednesday (Oct. 11, 2006) at the Holdrege Memorial Homes. She was born Aug. 22, 1933, on a farm northeast of Oxford in Harlan County. She was baptized and confirmed at the St. John's Lutheran Church. She received her education at the Mascot Consolidated School, graduating in 1950...
Naomi Peters (10/10/06)
July 26, 1916 - Oct. 9, 2006 Naomi Peter died Monday (Oct. 9, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 90. She was born July 26, 1916, at Traer, Kan., the daughter of the late Chester and Stella (Carpenter) Barrett. She grew up in the Traer and Oberlin communities and attended Oberlin High School...
Fern Frick Pisar Sutton (10/12/06)
May 2, 1942 - Oct. 10, 2006   Fern A. Sutton, age 86, died Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2006) at Cambridge Court in Kearney. She was born May 2, 1920, on a farm north of Ludell, to John Henry and Lillian A. (Most) Frick.  She attended rural school near Ludell and then Atwood Schools...
Delaware L. Decker (10/11/06)
Nov. 29, 1926-Oct. 7, 2006   SUTHERLAND -- Delaware Lewis Decker, 79, died Saturday (Oct. 7, 2006), at the Sutherland Care Center. He was born Nov. 29, 1926, at the farm home in Wauneta, to Zenas and Bessie Decker. He graduated from Wauneta High School in 1944...
Glenn L. Milleson (10/11/06)
Oct. 23, 1909-Oct. 8, 2006   NORTH PLATTE -- Glenn L. Milleson, 96, died Sunday (Oct. 8, 2006), at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland.  He was born Oct. 23, 1909, in Decatur County, Kan., to James N. and Myrtle Baugher Milleson.  He grew up in McCook and in 1930 he graduated from McCook High School. ...
Izetta P. Hardwick (10/11/06)
Nov. 30, 1923-Oct. 8, 2006   BENKELMAN -- Izetta P. Hardwick, 82, died Sunday (Oct. 8, 2006), at the Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport. She was born Nov. 30, 1923, to Henry and Louise (Swanson) Pickrel at Moorefield.  Her father traveled for the Standard Oil Co. and therefore she grew up and attended many schools in the towns in western Nebraska.  Wauneta was a particular favorite...
April Rose Redfield (10/10/06)
May 15, 1984-July 5, 2006 April Rose Redfield of McCook died Wednesday (July 5, 2006) at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln as a result of a car accident.  She was 22 years old.   She was born May 15, 1984, in Grant, to Mark Eugene and Heather Rose (Gobble) Hamilton.  She grew up and attended school in McCook...
Nicholas D. Mead (10/10/06)
Nov. 18, 1980- Oct. 7, 2006 CAMBRIDGE -- Nicholas Dean Mead, 25, died as the result of a traffic accident on Saturday (Oct. 7, 2006).  He was born in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 18, 1980, to David L. and Cynthia D. (Peltier) Mead.  He grew up in the Denver area moving to Holbrook in 1998...
Daniel Allen Tangeman (10/06/06)
Aug. 16, 1944-Oct. 5, 2006 MANSFIELD, Texas -- Daniel Allen Tangeman, 62, beloved husband and father, formerly of Southwest Nebraska, passed away Oct. 5, 2006, at Community Hospice House in Fort Worth, Texas. Funeral Mass: Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m., Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2100 N. Davis Blvd. Arlington, Texas...
Kyle Doak Nickerson (10/06/06)
Aug. 17, 1978-Oct. 5, 2006 GERING -- Kyle Doak Nickerson, 28, died Thursday, (Oct. 5, 2006), at the Heritage Estates Care Center in Gering.  He was born on Aug. 17, 1978, to H. Doak and Kay (Wymore) Nickerson in Rapid City, S.D.  He lived with his parents in Minatare, until the age of 6. He was then became a resident at the Bethphage Mission in Axtell until 2000.  He has been a resident at the Heritage Estate in Gering since 2000...
Marvin Ray Bailey (10/06/06)
Nov. 13, 1924-Oct. 5, 2006 NORCATUR -- Marvin Ray Bailey, 81, died Thursday (Oct. 5, 2006), at Decatur County Hospital. He was born Nov. 13, 1914, in rural Kanona, Kan., to Ray William and Mabel Kate (Ruebesom) Bailey. He was raised on a farm near Kanona and attended Kanona and Norcatur schools...
Beulah M. Allen (10/05/06)
Robert L. Bowker (10/05/06)
March 26, 1929 - Oct. 3, 2006 Robert L. Bowker, died Tuesday (Oct. 3, 2006) in his home. He was 77. Robert was born March 26, 1929, in Beaver City, the son of Robert R. and Marie (John) Bowker. The family moved to Hendley where Robert lived until age eight, when the family moved to Ponca City, Okla., where he spent the rest of his childhood and graduated from high school and then attended Northern Oklahoma Community College.  The family moved to McCook in 1949, where he spent the remainder of his life.. ...
Gladys Bruhn (10/05/06)
ATWOOD?-- Gladys Bruhn, 93, died Saturday (Sept. 30, 2006) at Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born on the family homestead in Stanton County, Kan., to R.A. and Minnie (Alexander) Swaim. On July 18, 1933, she married C. George Fisher. They owned and operated a cafe in Bird City...
William Robert 'Bill' Steele (10/05/06)
Jan. 3, 1927- Oct. 3, 2006 ATWOOD -- William Robert "Bill" Steele, 79, died Tuesday (Oct. 3, 2006) at the Rawlins County Hospital in Atwood. He was born Jan. 3, 1927, at Meriden, Kan., to Walter and Gladys Becker. He was adopted by Mabel Steele of Atwood on Dec. 11, 1937. He attended Blakeman rural school and graduated from Atwood High School in 1945...
Lowell Sebaugh (10/03/06)
Shirley Gene White (10/04/06)
BRUSH, Colo. -- Shirley Gene White, 79, formerly of Haigler, died Thursday (Sept. 28, 2006), at the Ebenezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush, Colo. Graveside services with Military Honors were today 11 a.m. (MDT) at the Haigler Cemetery in Haigler with Rev. Brian Fong officiating. ...
Warren 'Red' Eugene Martin (10/04/06)
April 24, 1933 - Sept. 23, 2006 OKLAHOMA -- Warren "Red" Eugene Martin, 73, formerly of Bartley, died Sept. 23, 2006, at Duncan Regional Hospital in Duncan, Okla. He was born April 24, 1933, near Dewey, Okla., to Harley and Cora Martin. On Jan. 17, 1957, he married Katherine West. She preceded him in death...
Anita S. Werkmeister (10/02/06)
Anita S. Werkmeister April 12, 1913 - Sept. 29, 2006 KEARNEY?-- Anita S. Werkmeister, 93, of Kearney, formerly of Curtis and Maywood, died Friday (Sept. 29, 2006) at St. Lukes Good Samaritan Village in Kearney. She was born April 12, 1913, at Kennard Louie and Martha Kaknk Luschen. On April 12, 1934, she married Walter Werkmeister in McCook. They lived their entire life in and around Maywood and Curtis...