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Obituaries from December 2006

Marilyn Gladys Rucker (12/29/06)
Marilyn Gladys Rucker, 78, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2006) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services will be Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hayes Center with the Rev. Fay Ann Blaylock officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook and from 11 a.m., until the time of service at the church in Hayes Center on Tuesday...
Doris A. Ball Bower (12/29/06)
CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. -- Doris A. Bower Ball, 86, died Nov. 26, 2006, in Citrus Heights. She was born in a family of 11 children in Danbury on June 22, 1920. She graduated from Danbury High School. She was married to Arlie Bower of McCook for 50 years. He preceded her in death in 1990. She lived in Richmond, Calif. and worked as a chief bookkeeper at the Richmond Independent newspaper for 14 years...
Nadine Bernice Shull (12/29/06)
COLBY?--?Nadine Bernice Shull, 74, died Nov. 5, 2006. She was born Sept. 16, 1932, in McCook, to Bernard and Elnora (Lans) Balius. She graduated from McCook High School and moved to Colby. She married Donald Dean Shull on Feb.11, 1953, in Colby. They lived in Colby. She worked as a bookkeeper for their business, Don's Drive-In Café in Oakley, for 25 years. She was also a homemaker and a seasonal receptionist for the Maciejewski CPA firm in North Platte...
Kent Jay Carter (12/29/06)
TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Kent Jay Carter, 47, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at his home in Telluride, Colo. He was born July 20, 1959, in McCook, and graduated from McCook Senior High in 1977. He obtained his insurance, real estate broker and investment broker license, and worked for Gateway Realty. He became a career agent with the Marr Agency with Ohio National. He obtained "VIP of the Year" his first full year...
Madge Merna Hill (12/28/06)
ARAPAHOE -- Madge Merna Hill, 93, formerly of Arapahoe, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Funeral services will be Friday, 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Arapahoe, with the Rev. Michael Flury officiating. Interment will be at Arapahoe Cemetery...
Bessie Pauline John (12/28/06)
BEAVER CITY -- Bessie Pauline John, 99, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2006) at Beaver City Manor. She was born March 1, 1907, at Beaver City to Edd and Jessie (Vroom) Breuning. She grew up in Furnas County and attended Mount Rastus School graduating from the eighth grade...
Ethel E. Rodgers (12/27/06)
**Sept. 11, 1923 - Dec. 26, 2006 WICHITA, Kan. -- Ethel E. Rogers, 83, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2006) at Larksfield Place in Wichita. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin, which is in charge of arrangements.
Jacquelin 'Jackie' Jean Gallatin (12/27/06)
Jacquelin "Jackie" Jean Gallatin, 78, of McCook, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Feb. 25, 1928, at Bartley, to John Ellsworth and Helen Ann (Hoffstrand) Gallatin. She attended school at Danbury. She later moved to Lincoln and worked in the Lancaster Office of Mental Retardation Workshops. ...
Madge Merna Hill (12/27/06)
ARAPAHOE -- Madge Merna Hill, 93, formerly of Arapahoe, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Dec. 1, 1913, at Edison, to Clyde and Lillian (Bishop) Fleharty. She attended school in Oxford and graduated from Oxford High School in 1932...
Donald Oren Bickham (12/26/06)
Nov. 27, 1920 - Dec. 20, 2006 PLATTSMOUTH -- Donald Oren Bickham, 86, died Wednesday (Dec. 20, 2006) at Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth. He was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Birmingham, Ala., to Millard Eugene and Jessie (Bottorff) Bickham. They moved to St. Joseph, Mo., where grew up and attended school...
Kevin Dale Wilson (12/26/06)
Nov. 8, 1959 - Dec. 22, 2006 MAYWOOD?--?Kevin 'Heavy' Dale Wilson, 47, died Friday (Dec. 22, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born Nov. 8, 1959, to Willis and Lynne Wilson in McCook. He attended school in Maywood and graduated from Maywood High School in 1978...
Magde Merna Hill (12/26/06)
Magde Merna Hill, 93, formerly of Arapahoe, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Funeral services will be Friday 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Arapahoe, with the Rev. Michael Flury officiating. Interment will be at Arapahoe Cemetery...
Vesta Marie Fuller (12/22/06)
Oct. 6, 1933-Dec. 19, 2006 IMPERIAL -- Vesta Marie Fuller, 73, died Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2006), at Chase County Community Hospital. She was born Oct. 6, 1933, on a ranch south of Lamar, Colo., to Carl and Pearl (Pierce) Hill. She attended grammar school at Rural District No. 53. She graduated from Chase County High School in 1953 and attended one year of college at Kearney...
Frederick Louis 'Fritz' Haussler (12/22/06)
Oct. 7, 1930-Dec. 19, 2006 ARAPAHOE -- Frederick Louis "Fritz" Haussler, 76, of Holbrook, died Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2006), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. He was born Oct. 7, 1930, at Holbrook to Frederick A.C. and Martha L. (Rodenbeck) Haussler. He was baptized Nov. 2, 1930, and confirmed June 11, 1944, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Holbrook. He attended country school near the family's home northwest of Holbrook. He graduated from Holbrook High School in 1948...
Viola Monter (12/21/06)
July 1, 1914 - Dec. 19, 2006 LEXINGTON?-- Viola Monter, 92 of Elwood, died Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2006) at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. She was born July 1, 1914, northeast of Arapahoe to Henry and Bertha (Hinz) Helms. She attended Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School...
Melvin Charles Smith (12/21/06)
March 12, 1920 - Dec. 19, 2006 ARAPAHOE?--?Melvin Charles Smith, 96, died Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2006) at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born March 12, 1920, in Dawson County to Arthur C. and Ella A. (Sutphen) Smith. He attended school at Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the Class of 1937...
Lucille Theresa (Martintzer) Solko (12/21/06)
Aug. 28, 1916 - Dec. 18, 2006 ATWOOD -- Lucille Theresa (Martintzer) Solko, 90, died Monday (Dec. 18, 2006) at Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born Aug. 28, 1916, to Joseph and Mary Martintzer. She grew up on the family farm west of Herndon...
Kenneth O. Sattler (12/20/06)
April 24, 1929-Dec. 18, 2006 HERNDON -- Kenneth O. Sattler, 77, died Monday (Dec. 18, 2006), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born April 24, 1929, in rural Herndon, to Otto and Elizabeth (Kircher) Sattler. He was raised on the family farm and attended country schools, St. Mary's and Herndon High School...
Eleanor Marie Callan (12/20/06)
June 24, 1926-Dec. 14, 2006   Eleanor Marie Callan, 80, formerly of Stockville, died Thursday (Dec. 14, 2006), at her home in McCook. She was born June 24, 1926 to Carl I. and Martha (Herrick) Stinman south of Curtis.  She attended school at Moorefield and lived the majority of her life in Frontier County...
Lester 'Butch' Eugene Daniel (12/18/06)
Dec. 28, 1945-Dec. 14, 2006 PALISADE -- Lester Eugene Daniel "Butch" died Thursday (Dec. 14, 2006), at Community Hospital in McCook.  He was 60 years old. He was born Dec. 28, 1945, to Orval R. and Goldie M. (Reeder) Daniel in Ogallala.  He spent his childhood growing up in western Nebraska and Colorado...
Mabel Bickett Kennedy (12/19/06)
May 13, 1915 - Dec. 17, 2006 GOODLAND, Kan. -- Mabel Bickett Kennedy, 91, died Sunday (Dec. 17, 2006) at Goodland Regional Medical Center. She was born May 13, 1915, to Walter and Naomi (Fee) Bickett in Woodruff, Kan. She grew up in Woodruff and Traer and attended Woodruff, Traer and Oberlin schools graduating in 1933...
Donald E. McFarland Sr. (12/19/06)
Nov. 9, 1928-Dec. 17, 2006 NORTH PLATTE -- Donald E. McFarland Sr., 78, died Sunday (Dec. 17, 2006), at his home in North Platte. He was born Nov. 9, 1928, in Kearney, to Asa Omer and Edna Lucille Miller McFarland. His family moved to Grand Island after his birth and in 1939, they moved to North Platte. He graduated from North Platte Senior High in 1949...
Karolyn Dorothea Muirhead (12/18/06)
May 5, 1924 - Dec. 16, 2006 OBERLIN -- Karolyn Dorothea Muirhead, 82, died Thursday (Dec. 16, 2006) at Decatur County Hospital. She was born May 5, 1924, in Oberlin to Herman and Helena (Roetter) May. She grew up on the family farm west of Oberlin. She attended St. John's Parochial School and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1942...
Erik P. Erickson (12/18/06)
Nov. 8, 1911 - Dec. 15, 2006 COLBY, Kan. -- Erik P. Erickson 95, died Friday (Dec. 15, 2006) at Citizen Medical Center in Colby. He was born Nov. 8, 1911, in Herndon to Olaf and Christina (Westman) Erickson. He grew up in rural Herndon and attended Laing Township School and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1930...
Alma Rose Cass (12/18/06)
Feb. 14, 1923 - Dec. 15, 2006 BEAVER?CITY?--?Alma Rose Cass, 83 died Friday, (Dec. 15, 2006) at her farm home. She was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Furnas County to Eugene and Maude (Traxler) Babcock. She was raised on a farm two miles from the farm home where she died. She attended Beaver City Schools...
Genevieve 'Gen' Greta Wagner (12/18/06)
July 24, 1914-Dec. 16, 2006 Genevieve "Gen" Greta Wagner, 92, died Saturday (Dec. 16, 2006), at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born July 24, 1914, in Red Willow County to Cecil Louis and Sarah Almeda (Myers) Ike.  She graduated from McCook High School in 1931...
Bruce Gerald Carlson (12/18/06)
June 25, 1951-Dec. 13, 2006 Bruce Gerald Carlson, 55, died Wednesday (Dec. 13, 2006), at his home in McCook. He was born June 25, 1951, in Clarinda, Iowa to Donald and Betty (Eggers) Stone. On Sept. 22, 1957, Betty married Kenneth Verner Carlson in Atwood. Bruce and his siblings were adopted by Kenneth on June 21, 1958...
Donald La Verne Jumps (12/18/06)
March 23, 1936-Dec. 16, 2006 CULBERTSON -- Donald LaVerne Jumps of Culbertson died Saturday (Dec. 16, 2006), at his home.  He was 70 years old. He was born on March 23, 1936, in Hayes County, to Benjamin Harrison and Freda (Behrendsen) Jumps.  He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1954. ...
Everett George Fisher (12/15/06)
Dec. 26, 1921-Dec. 15, 2006 OBERLIN -- Everett George Fisher, 84, formerly of McCook, died Friday (Dec. 15, 2006) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Lebanon, to Andrew George and Bessie Elizabeth (Hiatt) Fisher. He grew up in the Cambridge community...
Leroy A. Johnson (12/15/06)
March 20, 1936 - Dec. 18, 2006 OXFORD -- Leroy A. Johnson, 70, died Wednesday (Dec. 13, 2006) at his home in Oxford. He was born March 20, 1936, on the family farm two miles east of Oxford in Harlan County to Frank and Tina (Schroeder) Johnson. He received his education at Oxford, graduating from Oxford High School with the class of 1953. ...
Ceola Rose Snyder (12/15/06)
April 13, 1918 - Dec. 6, 2006 TUSCON, Ariz. -- Ceola Rose Snyder, 88, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2006) at Tucson, Ariz. She was born April 3, 1918, at McCook to Harry Ivan and Mildred A. (Dougherty) Tramblie. In 1928, the family moved to Aurora, Ill., where she grew up and graduated from Madona High School...
Henrietta "Hattie" Thompson (12/14/06)
March 4, 1910 - Dec. 11, 2006 SUTHERLAND -- Henrietta Elaine Osmera (Hattie) Thompson 96, died Monday (Dec. 11, 2006) at Sutherland Care Center. She was born March 4, 1910, to Ludvick and Frances (Ondrak) Osmera in the Elmer community of Hayes County and was the last child of a family whom homesteaded in the Wauneta area in 1893. ...
Matilda L. Diederich (12/13/06)
June 20, 1909 - Dec. 12, 2006 OBERLIN -- Matilda L. Diederich 97, died Tuesday (Dec. 12, 2006) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born June 20, 1909, in Dresden, Kan., to Jess and Jenny (Houstma) Harold. She grew up and attended school in Dresden...
Harold Olson (12/13/06)
Nov. 25, 1929 - Dec. 11, 2006 OBERLIN?-- Harold Olson 77, died Monday (Dec. 11, 2006) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Nov. 25, 1929, in McPherson, Kan., to Nathan H. and Effie M.(Sallman) Olson. He grew up in Oberlin and attend Oberlin Elementary School. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1947. He then joined the U. S. Airforce...
Carl J. Presler (12/12/06)
May 16, 1912 - Dec. 10, 2006 CURTIS -- Carl J. Presler 95, died Sunday (Dec. 10, 2006) at Sunset Haven in Curtis. He was born May 16, 1912, at Earl, to Harlan and Carrie (Albright) Presler. He graduated from high school in Orofino in 1929, and earned a teaching certificate at Kearney State Teachers College...
Dennis L. Garrett (12/11/06)
Oct. 15, 1943 - Dec. 9, 2006 Dennis Lynn Garrett died Saturday (Dec. 9, 2006) at McCook Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 63. He was born Oct. 15, 1943, at Alliance, the son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Colerick) Garrett. He grew up at Alliance where he graduated from Alliance High School in 1961...
Scott Ethan Mock (12/11/06)
Feb. 11,1968 - Dec. 7, 2006 HOLBROOK -- Scott Ethan Mock, 38, formerly of Holbrook, died Thursday (Dec. 7, 2006) at Adventist Hospital in Littleton, Colo. He was born Feb. 11, 1968, at Cambridge to Eldon and Ann (Christensen) Mock. He grew up in the Holbrook area. ...
Robert 'Bob' Louis Solko (12/08/06)
Aug. 25, 1931-Nov. 17, 2006 TORRINGTON, Wyo. -- Robert "Bob" Louis Solko, 75, died Nov. 17, 2006, in Eugene, Ore. He was born Aug. 25, 1931, to Herman and Luella (Kompus) Solko on a farm near Herndon. He graduated from Herndon High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953...
Robert L. Burham (12/08/06)
July 28, 1940 - Dec. 6, 2006 PITTSBURG, Kan -- Robert L. Burham, 66, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2006) at Golden Living Center. He was born July 28, 1940, in McCook to Don and Doris (Banks) Burham. He graduated from McCook High School in 1958. He married Charlene Price on Aug. 1, 1969, in McCook. They moved to Pittsburg, Kan., in 1975 from California...
Joseph 'Joe' F. Schmaderer (12/08/06)
April 9, 1924 - Dec. 6, 2006 LUDELL -- Joseph "Joe" F. Schmaderer 82, died Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2006) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. He was born April 9, 1924, on a farm in Red Willow County. He grew up on a farm north of Herndon and later moved with the family to a farm southeast of Atwood in 1938. He attended rural one-room schools both in Nebraka and Kansas...
George A Jirik (12/06/06)
March 21, 1931 - Nov. 12, 2006 RATON, N.M. -- George A. Jirik, 75, died Nov. 12, 2006, in Raton, N.M. He was born March 21, 1931, to James and Orpha Jirik in Palisade. He grew up in Palisade and attended and graduated from Palisade High School and Milford Trade School...
Delores Yvonne Barger Thompson (12/06/06)
Oct. 8, 1930 - Dec. 5, 2006 Delores Yvonne Barger Thompson, age 76, of McCook, died Tuesday (Dec. 5, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born on Oct. 8, 1930, to John Clyde and Helen Melba Jane (Bailey) Mitchell in McCook.  She graduated from McCook High School in 1948. ...
Jon R. 'Jack' Neiman Sr. (12/06/06)
Nov. 20, 1942 - Dec. 3, 2006 THEDFORD -- Jon R. "Jack" Neiman Sr., 64, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2006) at his home in Thedford. He was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Sterling, Colo. He attended McCook High School and McCook Junior College. He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph, and a grandaughter, Kristen...
Byron E. McCartney (12/06/06)
Dec. 12, 1917 - Dec. 4, 2006 OBERLIN -- Byron E. McCartney, 88, died Monday (Dec. 4, 2006) at Decatur County Hospital. He was born Dec. 12, 1917, at Cedar Bluffs, Kan., to Eltie and Bessie (Snodgrass) McCartney. He grew up on a farm attended Beaver Valley School and graduated from Decatur County High School in 1970. He then entered the U.S. Air Force...
Opal Marie Loshbaugh (12/06/06)
May 6, 1922 - Dec. 3, 2006   NEW ULM, Minn.-- Opal Marie Loshbaugh, 84, of New Ulm, Minn., died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2006) at her home.   She was born on May 6, 1922, in Lindon, Colo., to Alva William and Levina (Zook) McCracken.  She graduated from the Lindon High School. ...
Katherine Barnes (12/05/06)
Aug. 11, 1921 - Dec. 3, 2006 Katherine Dorogina Bames passed away Sunday (Dec. 3, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home at age 85. She was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Chita, Russia, one of five sisters, to Vassilie Dorogina and Donma Sidorovich Dorogina. The family fled Russia when she was a young girl, to Harbin, China. They moved to Shanghai, China in 1934...
Alberta Jane (Towle) Schlaefli (12/06/06)
Nov. 18, 1915 - Nov. 17, 2006 SWEETWATER, Texas -- Alberta Jane (Towle) Schlaefli, 89, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2006) at Nolan Nursing and Rehabiliation Center in Sweetwater. She was born Nov. 18, 1915, at Weeping Water, the daughter of Gordon and Beulah (Welch) Towle at the home of her grandfather, Dr. Albert C. Welch. She was a graduate of Trenton High School with the class of 1933...
Victor G. Bryan (12/05/06)
Sept. 22, 1918 - Dec. 3, 2006 OBERLIN -- Victor G. Bryan, 88, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2006) in Oberlin. He was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Decatur County to Clarence S. and Lillie Mae (Sumner) Bryan. He grew up on a farm 10 miles southwest of Oberlin. He attended Logan School Dist. 87 and Decatur Community High School...
Henry J. Heilers (12/05/06)
July 5, 1911 - Dec. 3, 2006   Henry John "Hank" Heilers, 95, originally of Stratton, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born on July 5, 1911, in Huntingburg, Ind., to Joseph and Magdalena (Grabber) Heilers.  The family moved to Lawrence and later to Stratton in 1919.  He attended Stratton Public Schools through the eighth grade.  He helped his family on the farm and worked for other area farmers...
Maurice F. Couse (12/05/06)
April 14, 1932 - Dec. 2, 2006 Maurice Fulton Couse passed away at his home in McCook, Dec. 2, 2006, at the age of 74, with his wife and children by his side.  He was born April 14, 1932, at the Butler-Couse Homestead east of McCook, in Red Willow County to Roger and Myrle (Stuart) Couse.  He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation and farmed with his dad until joining the United States Air Force in 1952...
Dorothy M. Bradt (12/01/06)
Dec. 2, 1903 - Nov. 30, 2006 Dorothy M. Bradt, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 102. She was born Dec. 2, 1903, at Odessa the daughter the late Joseph and Sarah (Underwood) Dean. She grew up in Kimball County, where she graduated from high school. She attended Kearney State College...
Georgene A. Kircher (12/04/06)
Nov. 1, 1932 - Dec. 1, 2006 CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Georgene A. Kircher, 74, died Friday (Dec. 1, 2006) at her home in Cheyenne, Wyo. She was born Nov. 1, 1932, to George and Mary Thummel in Oberlin. She attended school in Oberlin. She married James Kircher on Dec. 29, 1954, in Indianola. She was a cosmetologist at Chris' Hair Port. She was a former resident of McCook...
Lula D. Hardin (12/01/06)
May 4, 1914 - Nov. 28, 2006 COZAD --?Lula D. Hardin, 92, formerly of Beaver City died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at Golden Living Center in Cozad. She was born May 4, 1914, at Edison to Joseph and Gertrude (Pearson) Weir. She grew up on a farm south of Edison, before the family moved to a farm north of Beaver City, where she attended school...