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Obituaries from February 2007

Thomas Owen Dill (02/28/07)
Nov. 20, 1953 - Feb. 24, 2007 IMPERIAL?-- Thomas 'Tom' Owen Dill, 53, died Saturday (Feb. 24, 2007), at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln. He was born Nov. 20,1953, in Lincoln to Thomas E. and Eleanor M. (Jesse) Dill. He graduated from Alliance High School in 1972, and went on to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees majoring in range management, ruminant nutrition, and wildlife management. ...
Robert 'Bob' Merrill Lockenour (02/28/07)
Sept. 22, 1923 - Feb. 25, 2007 CAMBRIDGE -- Robert "Bob" Merrill Lockenour, 83, died Sunday (Feb. 25, 2007) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Cambridge to Monte Charles and Jeanie Marie (Rankin) Lockenour.  He grew up and attended school in Cambridge graduating in 1941. He lived his entire life in Cambridge . ...
Bonnie Bess Hunt (02/27/07)
Aug. 21, 1918 - Feb. 25, 2007 BEAVER CITY -- Bonnie Bess Hunt, 88, died Sunday (Feb. 25, 2007) at the Beaver City Manor. She was born Aug. 21, 1918, at Beaver City to Dieder and Frieda (Meliner) Winter. She was a life long resident of Furnas County. She graduated from Beaver City High School with the class of 1936. She attended Kearney State College in 1936...
E. Dean Everitt Sr. (02/26/07)
Nov. 6, 1924 - Feb. 23, 2007 LINCOLN -- E. Dean Everitt, Sr., 82, of Lincoln, widower of Dolores (Dee) Everitt, died Friday (Feb. 23, 2007). He was born in Omaha on Nov. 6, 1924. He graduated from Osceola High School in 1942. He lettered in football, basketball and track and was All-Conference in all three sports and Honorable Mention All-State in football as tailback. He was on the first (original) Goldenrod Conference winning football team in 1941...
Georgie Bernetta Steele (02/26/07)
Sept. 19, 1918-Feb. 21, 2007 SCOTTSBLUFF -- Georgie Bernetta Steele, 88, formerly of Benkelman, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2007) at Scottsbluff. She was born Sept. 19, 1918, at Mackey, Idaho, to George Jonathan and Edith Cora (Bush) Buhler, in a two-room house built by her father...
Dorothy C. Mues (02/26/07)
Oct. 14, 1922-Feb. 22, 2007 ARAPAHOE -- Dorothy C. Mues, 84, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2007) at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. She was born Oct. 14, 1922, at Edison to Benjamin and Carmen (McCoy) McCann. On Nov. 10, 1945, she married Wayne Mues of Arapahoe. They made their home in Arapahoe and have been life long residents...
Theresa Walters (02/23/07)
April 2, 1957 - Feb. 22, 2007 DANBURY -- Theresa "Bead Lady" Walters of Danbury died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2007) at her home.  She was 49. She was born April 2, 1957, to Thomas and Bertilla (Hickert) Conroy at McCook.  She attended grade school at St. Patrick's Catholic School and graduated from McCook High School in 1976. ...
Jacqueline Pyle (02/23/07)
Aug. 19, 1938 - Feb. 21, 2007 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Jacqueline Pyle, 68, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. She was born Aug. 19, 1938, in McCook, to Jack and Heidi Molsbee. She graduated from McCook High School in 1956 and Christian Women's College, Columbia, Mo. in 1958...
The Reverend Elvin J.?Olson (02/23/07)
Oct. 2, 1918 - Feb. 20, 2007 Reverend Elvin J. Olson, 88, died Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2007) at the Hillcrest Nursing Home.  He was born in Ong on Oct. 2, 1918, to Axel Wilhelm and Agnes Jenning (Anderson) Olson.  He attended school in Ong and graduated from Ong High School in 1935.  He went to Hasting College graduating in 1942. He then went to New York City where he received his Masters of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in 1946...
George J. Howerter (02/23/07)
April 10, 1928 - Feb. 21, 2007 CAMBRIDGE -- George J. Howerter, 78, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2007) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.  He was born near Springfield, Ill., on April 10, 1928, to George and Lucy (Copeland) Howerter, Sr. The family moved to the Garden City, Kan., area where his family operated the first blacksmith shop in the county.  On May of 1946, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving till 1948.  He was a gunner in the Navy...
Evelyn D. Ady (02/22/07)
July 6, 1920 - Jan. 26, 2007 SEDALIA, Mo. -- Evelyn Dorlene Ady, 86, died Friday (Jan. 26, 2007) at Tipton Oak Manor. She was born July 6, 1920, in Hayes County, to Clarence and Mabel (Kittle) Bunnell. On Dec. 10, 1942, she married Edward N. Ady. She taught elementary school. She owned The Pumpkin Patch and was a Tupperware saleslady...
Berniece Evelyn Buzzell (02/21/07)
July 18, 1912 - Feb. 19, 2007 TRENTON -- Berniece Evelyn Buzzell died Monday (Feb. 19, 2007) at the El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton at the age of 94. She was born July 18, 1912, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Benhard and Eva (Spoor) Post, Berniece grew up at Hastings where she received her education...
Linda Sharlaine Stevens (02/21/07)
Oct. 11, 1945-Feb. 19, 2007 Linda Sharlaine Stevens, age 61, died Monday (Feb. 19, 2007), at her home in McCook. Linda was born Oct. 11, 1945, to Ronald and Lorraine Stevens in McCook.  She grew up with her parents in Indianola and McCook. Linda moved into S.W.A.T.S residence No. 2 in March 2000, where she joined the Swatters 4-H Club and entered in Special Olympics. ...
Irene M. Modrell (02/20/07)
May 11, 1908-Feb. 18, 2007 Irene M. Modrell, 98, formerly of Palisade, died Sunday, (Feb. 18, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born May 11, 1908, in Hayes County on the farm to Birl S. and Stella M. (Cunningham) Dunham.  She grew up in Hayes County and graduated in 1926, from Palisade High School...
Harold L. Clouse (02/16/07)
Dec. 29, 1927-Feb. 15, 2007 Harold L. Clouse, age 79, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at McCook Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 29, 1927, to Gottleib and Sophie (Ogorzolka) Clouse in Bartley, Neb. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-47. He married Beaulah "Boots" (Kramer) Bell in 1952...
Roger J. Ball (02/19/07)
Nov. 13, 1936 - Feb. 16, 2007 Roger John Ball, died Friday (Feb.16, 2007) at his home in McCook at the age of 70. He was born Nov. 13, 1936, at Brooks, Alberta Canada, the son of the late Archie and Neva (Fassler) Ball. In 1943, the Ball family moved back to McCook where he grew up and graduated from McCook High School in 1955...
Virgil R. Woodhams (02/19/07)
Dec. 11, 1926 - Feb. 16, 2007 Virgil R. Woodhams, 80, died Friday (Feb. 16, 2007) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Denver, Colo., to George H. and Hazel M. (Lucas) Woodhams. He graduated from Manual High School in Denver in 1944...
Lawrence 'Larry' A. Reiners (02/15/07)
Nov. 15, 1940 - Feb. 12, 2007 SIGNAL?MOUNTAIN, Tenn. -- Lawrence "Larry" A. Reiners, 66, died Monday (Feb, 12, 2007) after a long battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 15, 1940, to Lawrence and Florence Reiners in Indianola. He grew up in Indianola and graduated from the University of Nebraska...
Theodore 'Ted' Wittman (02/15/07)
Aug. 20, 1916 - Feb. 13, 2007 BAZINE, Kan. -- Theodore "Ted" Wittman, 90, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 2007) at Ness County Hospital in Ness City, Kan. He was born Aug. 20, 1916, in Russell, Kan., to John and Elizabeth (Keil) Wittman. He moved to Bazine Community as a child and attended school there...
Velma Althea Hilty (02/15/07)
Oct. 10, 1919 - Feb. 12, 2007 ST. FRANCIS -- Velma Althea (Holl) Hilty, 87, died Monday (Feb. 12, 2007) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. She was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Cheyenne County, Kan. She married Carl Hilty. She worked as a homemaker...
Harry Ross Archer (02/15/07)
March 24, 1933 - Jan. 31, 2007 ATWOOD -- Harry Ross Archer, 72, died Jan. 31, 2007, in Atwood. He was born March 24, 1933, in Cheyenne County, Kan. He worked as a farmer. Survivors include his brother, Arlie Archer of McDonald, Kan. Memorial services will be Saturday, 10 a.m., at Knodel Funeral Home in St. Francis. Inurnment will be in Grace Cemetery in McDonald, Kan., at a later date...
Sgt. Randy Jay Matheny (02/14/07)
June 9, 1986-Feb. 4, 2007 Sgt. Randy Jay Matheny, 20, died Sunday (Feb. 4, 2007), near Baghdad, Iraq.  He was killed by a roadside bomb while serving his country. Randy was born on June 9, 1986, in Oberlin and lived in McCook his entire life.  He graduated from McCook High School in 2004. ...
Neal Roderick Fidler (02/14/07)
Dec. 14, 1927-Feb. 12, 2007   Neal Roderick Fidler of McCook died Monday (Feb. 12, 2007), at the Cambridge Hospital.  He was 79 years old.  Neal was born on Dec. 14, 1927, at McCook to Myrl L. and Louise T. (Koitsch) Fidler.  He graduated from McCook High School in 1945...
Claude E. Runyan Jr. (02/14/07)
Aug. 16, 1928 -- Feb. 13, 2007 GREELEY, Colo. -- Claude E. Runyan Jr., 78, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 2007) at Hospice and Palliative Inpatient Care at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. He was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Herndon to Claude P. and Mary Magdalena (Pummer) Runyan. He grew up in Traer and attended schools in Athol and Traer. He started working at an early age at the elevator and feedlot in Traer...
Wayne 'Barney' Elwood Bayliss (02/14/07)
July 22, 1922 - Feb. 10, 2007 OMAHA -- Wayne "Barney" Elwood Bayliss, 84, died Saturday (Feb 10, 2007) in Omaha. He grew up in Gordon and graduated from Gordon High School. He joined the U. S. Navy and served three years on the USS Randolph in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. After an honorable discharge from the service he returned to Nebraska and completed Barber School then opened a barbershop in Ainsworth and then Valentine...
Agnes Elizabeth (Schmid) Barenberg (02/13/07)
July 1, 1919 - Feb. 7, 2007 ATWOOD --?Agnes Elizabeth (Schmid) Barenberg, 88, died Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2007) at Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Ariz. She was born July 1, 1919, to Martin and Eva (Haller) Schmid in Ludell, Kan. She married Steve Barenberg on Jan. 5, 1938...
Nina E. Andrews (02/12/07)
Nov. 25, 1920-Feb. 9, 2007 BENKELMAN -- Nina E. Andrews, 86, died Friday (Feb. 9, 2007), at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born Nov. 25, 1920, at Falls City, to James M. and Nina E. (Bush) DeWester and moved with her family to Benkelman.  She attended school at Benkelman and was a graduate of Benkelman High School...
Orvis Leroy 'O.L.' Nelson (02/12/07)
March 30, 1919 - Feb. 9, 2007 ATWOOD?-- Orvis Leroy "O.L." Nelson, 88, died Friday (Feb. 9, 2007) in North Platte. He was born March 30, 1919, at the family farm in the Tully Community, to Peter T. and Mary Francis (Goin) Nelson. He grew up in Rawlins County and graduated from Atwood Community High School in 1938...
Antoinette G. (Vrbas) Horinek (02/12/07)
Nov. 15, 1910 - Feb. 9, 2007 ATWOOD --?Antoinette Gertrude (Vrbas) Horinek, 96, died Friday (Feb. 9, 2007) at Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born Nov. 15, 1910, in rural Rawlins County to Frank J. and Mary (Bartosovsky) Vrbas. In 1915, the family moved to Bijou, Minn., and lived there until 1917, when they moved to Newkirk, Okla. They returned to Rawlins?County in 1919...
Hannah G. (Baumfalk) Hein (02/09/07)
Dec. 17, 1909-Feb. 8, 2007 Hannah Grace (Baumfalk)?Hein, 97, died Thursday (Feb. 8, 2007), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Dec. 17, 1909, at Culbertson to Henry Walter and Anna Frieda (Volrath)?Pollmann. She grew up in Culbertson and attended Culbertson High School...
Dorothy A. Breiner (02/09/07)
July 10, 1937 - Feb 8, 2007 NORCATUR, Kan. -- Dorothy A. Breiner, 69, died Thursday (Feb. 8, 2007) at Andbe Home in Norton, Kan. She was born July 10,1937, to Charles and Genevieve (Dellere) Carroll in Norton. She grew up on a farm east of Norton and attended Norton County School and Norton High School...
Stanley D. Jurgensen (02/08/07)
Aug. 21, 1955-Feb. 6, 2007 GRAND ISLAND -- Stanley D. Jurgensen 51, formerly of McCook, died Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2007), at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Aug. 21, 1955, to Dan and Catherine Shirley (Harsch) Jurgensen in McCook. He attended schools in McCook and Grand Island, graduating from Northwest High School in 1973...
Doris Lucille Schmitz Shepherd (02/08/07)
Dec. 5, 1920-Feb. 5, 2007 ST GEORGE, Utah -- Doris Lucille (Schmitz) Shepherd, age 86, passed away Monday (Feb. 5, 2007) in St. George, Utah. She was born Dec. 5, 1920, in McCook to Leo Joseph and Alice Maude (Nash) Schmitz. She married Kenneth Lee Shepherd on Jan. 26, 1941, in Phillipsburg, Kan. They moved to Denver, Colo., in 1942. From 1954 to 1980 they made their home in Salt Lake City, Utah where they raised their three sons...
Neva Charline Kanost (02/07/07)
March 24, 1925-Feb. 5, 2007 ARAPAHOE -- Neva Charline Kanost, 81, died Monday (Feb. 5, 2007), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born on March 24, 1925, in Wauneta, to Charles Robert and Flossie Elisabeth (Earnhardt) Kanost. She grew up in Wauneta and graduated from Wauneta High School with the Class of 1942 and later from McCook Community College...
Arthur Herman Wittwer (02/06/07)
Sept. 20, 1921 - Feb. 2, 2007 IMPERIAL -- Arthur Herman Wittwer, 85, died Friday (Feb. 2, 2007) at the Imperial Manor. He was born to Edward and Anna Wittwer on Sept. 20,1921, in McCook. He was baptized Oct. 17, 1921, and confirmed into the Lutheran faith on Oct. 24, 1937. He attended school in rural Hayes County and Hayes Center graduating from Hayes County High School in 1940...
John G. Tines (02/05/07)
Oct. 8, 1962 - Feb. 4, 2007 KEARNEY -- John G. Tines, 44, died Saturday (Feb. 3, 2007) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born on Oct. 8, 1962, in McCook to Gayle and Patricia (Madden) Tines. He attended school in McCook and was a 1981, graduate of McCook High School. He graduated from McCook Community College in 1986...
 Aloys J. Heilers (02/05/07)
June 1, 1913-Feb. 3, 2007 Aloys Joseph Heilers, 93, died Saturday (Feb. 3, 2007), at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born June 1, 1913, at Lawrence, to Joseph and Magdalena (Grabber) Heilers. He came with his family to Stratton, Nebraska in 1919, and attended Stratton Public School through the 8th grade.  He then helped on the family farm, as well as other area farmers...
Rose Marie Weaver (02/05/07)
April 18, 1937 - Feb. 2, 2007 OBERLIN -- Rose Marie Weaver, 69, died Friday (Jan. 2, 2007) at Kearney. She was born April 18, 1937, to Floyd and Ida (Perona) Holliday, in Oberlin. She grew up in the Oberlin area. She attended Oberlin Elementary School and graduated from Decatur Community High School...
Francis H. Bohme (02/05/07)
Jan. 16, 1929 - Feb. 2, 2007 ATWOOD -- Francis H. Bohme, 78, died Friday (Feb. 2, 2007) at Atwood. He was born Jan. 16, 1929, to Henry Otto Carl Sr. and Olivia Letitia (Taylor) Bohme on the family farm in Rawlins County. He serviced in the U.S. Army during the Korean War for 21 months...
William 'Minor' Lyne (02/05/07)
April 24, 1929 - Jan. 31, 2007 NORTH?PLATTE -- William "Minor" Lyne, 78, of North Platte died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2007) at Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln. He died of a broken heart. Minor, as he was affectionately known to family and friends, was born April 24, 1929, in Jewell County, Kan., to Glen Scott and Lela Mae Renkin Lyne. He grew up in Jewell County and moved with his family to Superior at an early age...
Patricia Elaine Lyne (02/05/07)
May 13, 1931 - Jan. 27, 2007 NORTH?PLATTE -- Patricia Elaine Lyne, 75, of North Platte lost her battle with cancer Saturday (Jan. 27, 2007) at Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland. She was born May 13, 1931, in Grand Island to Evald E. and Susie H. Sorensen, At an early age, her family moved to North Platte where she attended school. As a teenager she worked many jobs including kitchen helper at the North Platte Canteen,...
Donald Wayne Marvin (02/02/07)
March 15, 1937-Jan. 31, 2007 Donald Wayne Marvin, 69, of McCook, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, in Lincoln at Bryan LGH East. He was born March 15, 1937, in Fowler, Colo., to Lloyd and Emma (Glennemeir) Marvin. He graduated from Fowler High School in 1955. On Feb. 14, 1960, Donald married Pat Soden in Rock Ford, Colo...
Pauline M. Ritter (02/02/07)
Aug. 11, 1927 - Jan. 31, 2007 DRESDEN, Kan. -- Pauline M. Ritter, 79, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2007) at Decatur County Hospital. She was born Aug. 11, 1927, in rural Dresden, to Frank J. and Anna M. (Meitl) Dempewolf. She grew up on a farm in the Dresden area and attended Fairview No. 77 and Dresden High School. She graduated from Leoville High School in 1945...
Dolores Marie (Jesch) Schick (02/01/07)
July 8, 1925 - Jan. 24, 2007 GERING --?Dolores Marie (Jesch) Schick, 81, died Wednesday (Jan. 24, 2007) at Mitchell Care Center in Mitchell. She was born July 18, 1925, to August and Eleanor (Waiss) Jesch in Beardsley, Kan. She graduated from Stratton High School in 1942 and attended and graduated from the Univeristy of Nebraska Teachers College in January 1948. She received her Masters' degree from Chadron State College in 1972...
Mary Reed Wolfe (02/01/07)
Oct. 27, 1943-Jan. 31, 2007 CAMBRIDGE -- Mary Reed Wolfe, 63, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2007), at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 27, 1943, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Norman and Margaret (Reed) Culver.  After high school, she attended and graduated from Carlisle Hospital Nursing School as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 1964. ...