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Obituaries from April 2007

E. Alberta Wolf (04/30/07)
Feb. 25, 1909 - April 28, 2007 E. Alberta Wolf, 98, died Saturday (April 28, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing home in McCook. She was born on the family farm north of Bartley in Red Willow County on Feb. 25, 1909, to Richard and Harriet Martha Phoebe "Mattie" (Jennings) Burton.  She attended rural school, traveling by riding on horseback.  She graduated from Bartley High School in 1927.  She went to Kearney State Teachers College for one year.  She returned to the Bartley area and taught two years at North Freedom District rural school. . ...
Evelyn R. Arnold (04/30/07)
June 27, 1924 - April 28, 2007 NORTH PLATTE -- Evelyn Ruth Arnold died Saturday (April 28, 2007) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, at the age of 82, She was born June 27, 1924, in Frontier County, the daughter of the late Harvey E. and Elizabeth (Rice) Klooz. She grew up in Frontier County and graduated from High School at Curtis in 1940...
Dorothe Jayne Robertson (04/30/07)
July 29, 1922 - April 28, 2007 Dorothe Jane Robertson 84, died Saturday (April 28, 2007) at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 84. She was born July 29, 1922, in Franklin County the daughter of the late James and Hulda (Johnson) Nielsen, At age six the family moved to Trenton where she grew up and graduated from Trenton High School in 1940. She attended McCook Jr. College and at age 19 moved to Denver, Colo...
Eldon Lee Houlden (04/30/07)
June 1, 1932 - April 29, 2007 ELWOOD?-- Eldon Lee Houlden, 74, died Sunday (April 29, 2007) at Elwood Care Center. He was born on June 1, 1932, in northwest Gosper County, to Benjamin and Helen (Bragg) Houlden. He grew up in the Elwood area helping his dad with the farm work. He graduated from Elwood High School in 1950...
Clara A. Ledbetter (04/26/07)
Oct. 10, 1923 - April 23, 2007 INDIANOLA -- Clara A. Ledbetter, 83, of Indianola died Monday (April 23, 2007) in Kearney. She was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Bakersfield,Calif., to Ben Jamin and Nellie (Johnson) Alston. She grew up in Ordville, Calif. She married Rush E. ...
Lois Bethel Dow (04/27/07)
Dec. 10, 1917 - April 25, 2007 RED?CLOUD -- Lois Bethel Dow, 89, died Wednesday (April 25, 2007) at the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. She was born Dec. 10, 1917, at Macedonia, Iowa to Ethel (Roll) and James P. Ridlen. She grew up in Chase County where she moved with her parents in 1926. ...
Justin L. Ellicott (04/27/07)
July 20, 1960 - April 25, 2007 WAUNETA -- Justin Lee Ellicott, 46, died Wednesday (April 25, 2007) at Dundy County Hospital. He was born July 20,1960, at Scottsbluff, to George and Dorothy (Hinkle) Ellicott. As a young man, he moved with his family from the original Ellicott ranch at Harrison to several different locations in the state of Colorado, after his father become an extension agent...
Bessie Pickel (04/26/07)
March 28, 1910 - April 18, 2007 WICHITA, Kan. -- Bessie Pickel, formerly of McCook, 97, died Wednesday (April 18, 2007) at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, Kan. She was born March 28, 1910.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Thomas Knotts and Alva Pickel; one daughter-in-law, Carrie Gallington; and all seven of her siblings...
Sharon I. Wolzen (04/26/07)
July 13, 1938 - April 23, 2007 OXFORD -- Sharon Irene "Sha" Wolzen, 68, of Oxford, died Monday (April 23, 2007) at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. She was born July 13, 1938, in Red Willow County, near Lebanon to Francis "Lloyd" and Elsie Alfreda (Gay) McCashland. She received her education at Lebanon, graduating from Lebanon High School with the class of 1956...
Merwin Wesley Schluntz (04/26/07)
March 13, 1935 - April 24, 2007 HUNTLEY -- Merwin Wesley Schluntz 72, died Tuesday (April 24, 2007) at his home miles south of Huntley. He was born to Julius William and Fay Viola (Fuesner) Schluntz on March 13, 1935, east of Huntley. He attended the Huntley Consolidated School where he graduated with the class of 1952. He entered the U. S. Army in 1956, and was honorably discharged in 1958, serving state side at Fort Smith, Ark...
Charles D. Burns (04/25/07)
April 26, 1959 - April 21, 2007 Charles Dewane Burns, 47, died Saturday (April 21, 2007) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born April 26, 1959, at Watseka, Ill., the son of Riley and Joan (Smith) Burns. He grew up in Portland, Ore., where he attended high school...
Samuel Otto Henry (04/24/07)
July 10, 1915 - April 22, 2007 GREEN?FOREST, Ark. -- Samuel Otto Henry, a resident of Green Forest, Ark., was born July 10, 1915, in Dunlap, Tenn., a son of James Sanford and Frances Ruby (Knight) Henry. He departed this life Sunday (April 22, 2007) in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 91...
Stanley Weston Brown (04/24/07)
Sept. 4, 1923-April 21, 2007 DICKENS -- Stanley Weston Brown, 83, died Saturday (April 21, 2007) at Dickens. He was born Sept. 4, 1923, to Exie Russell and Laura Taylor Brown in Purdum. He grew up in the Palisade area where he attended school and worked for area farmers...
Enid Louise Hurley (04/24/07)
Dec. 29, 1912 - April 22, 2007 Enid Louise Hurley, 94, died April 22, 2007, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.  She was born Dec. 29, 1912, at Stockville to William Edwin and Bessie Mae (Slater) Guthrie.  She moved with her family near Curtis in 1915. ...
Myrlin 'Mert' Arthur Burton (04/23/07)
April 8, 1930 - April 22, 2007 BARTLEY -- Myrlin "Mert" Arthur Burton, 77, of Bartley, died Sunday (April 22, 2007) at Community Hospital in McCook.  He had been a resident of Hillcrest Nursing Home since August of 2004.  He was born April 8, 1930, to William A. and Elma E. (Hodgkin) Burton at Bartley, Nebraska, and graduated from Bartley High School in 1948. ...
Robert F. Hedges (04/23/07)
Dec. 9, 1919 - April 21, 2007 Robert F. Hedges, 87, died Saturday (April 21, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born Dec. 9, 1919, at Indianola, the son of Herbert and Sarah (Evans) Hedges. He graduated from Indianola Public Schools, McCook Jr. College and the University of Nebraska...
Roland E. Lefebvre (04/23/07)
May 11, 1914 - April 20, 2007 Roland Eugene Lefebvre, 92, died Friday (April 20, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born May 11, 1914, at St. Lawrence, Canada, the son of the late Dominic and Larua (Neil) Lefebvre. He grew up at Detroit, Mich., where he graduated from Rexford High School...
Norma Nadine (Davidson) Zink (04/20/07)
June 20, 1921-April 20, 2007 Norma Nadine (Davidson) Zink, 85, died Friday (April 20, 2007), at Willow Ridge Retirement Community in McCook. She was born June 20, 1921, in Gove County, Kan., to Guy Rolland and Nellie (Smith) Davidson. She attended grade school at Dalton Valley and Shields, Kan., and was a Dighton High School graduate...
Jackilyn 'Jackie' McCarter (04/20/07)
Jan. 4, 2007 - April 24, 1943 Jackilyn 'Jackie' McCarter, 63, died at Community Hospital in McCook on January 2007. She was born April 24, 1943, to Thomas and Georgina (Fyrer) Grant in Ontario, Canada. She and her first husband, Harold 'Bud' Hunter eventually settled in Lexington, where she was a dispatcher for the Lexington Police Department for 15 years...
Robert E Sadler (04/20/07)
April 28, 1920 - April 19, 2007 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Robert E. Sadler died Thursday (April 19, 2007) at his home in Overland Park, Kan., at the age of 86. He was born April 28, 1920, in McCook, the only child of Edward C. "Ned" and Gertrude (Rider) Sadler...
Joseph Edward Peterson (04/20/07)
Aug. 7, 1937 - April 18, 2007 ARAPAHOE -- Joseph Edward Peterson, 69, died Wednesday (April 18, 2007) at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. He was born Aug. 7, 1937, at Norton, Kan., to Irenius Leroy "Pete" and Helen (Agnas) Peterson. He attended school in Norton and entered Army after school...
Willard Alva 'Bill' Latta (04/20/07)
March 8, 1930 - April 19, 2007 STRATTON -- Willard Alva "Bill" Latta, died Thursday, (April 19, 2007) at Community Hospital in McCook, Neb., at the age of 77. He was born March 8, 1930, to Albert and Zelma (Harding) Latta at his parents' home north of Stratton. He attended Hitchcock County rural schools and graduated from Stratton High School in 1947. After high school, Bill continued to work on the family farm...
Emma C. Jurjens (04/20/07)
Aug. 1, 1917 - April 18, 2007 LEXINGTON -- Emma Jurjens, 89 of Eustis, died Wednesdy (April 18, 2007) at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. She was born to August and W. Martha (VonLoh) Koch on Aug. 1, 1917, at her parents home east of Eustis. She was baptized Sept. ...
Esther Alvina Isaac (04/19/07)
Nov. 7, 1915 - April 16, 2007   STRATTON -- Esther Alvina Isaac died Monday (April 16, 2007) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton at the age of 91. She was born Nov. 7, 1915, in Hitchcock County on a farm northwest of Culbertson, the third of four children born to Alexander and Kathrene (Weber) Kehler, and attended country school near her home in District 6...
Walter A. Kutz (04/19/07)
October 3, 1918 to April 16, 2007 CURTIS -- Walter A. Kutz, 88, of rural Hayes Center died on April 16, 2007, at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis. Walter Adolph Kutz was born on October 3, 1918, in McDonald, Kan., to Adolph and Martha (Schultz) Kutz. He grew up with one sister, Mary Mae (Kutz) Duvel. He attended school in Max and graduated at Benkleman High School...
Dorothy Lucille Lockhorn (04/19/07)
Jan. 18, 1922 - April 18, 2007 INDIANOLA?-- Dorothy Lucille Lockhorn, 85, died Wednesday (April 18, 2007) at Cambridge Manor.  She was born Jan. 18, 1922, at Upland, to Mathias J. and Maria M. (Rintermann) Lammers. She grew up on a farm in Upland and spent most of her school years in Lexington.  Her father died in her early years, so she spent many years caring for her mother. ...
Opal Irene (Grant) Jones (04/18/07)
July 14, 1920 - April 15, 2007 Opal Irene Grant, 96, died Sunday (April 15, 2007) at her home in McCook. She was born July 14,1920, to Russel D. and Ella May (Bartelson) Barnes at Arapahoe. She graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1937. After graduating from McCook Jr. College she was employed by Cory Oil where she met and married Claude E. Grant on Dec. 31, 1941. During World War II she worked for the Employment Service in Scottsbluff and McCook...
Richard Maurice Wall (04/16/07)
Jan. 25, 1920 - Feb. 19, 2007 HAIGLER -- Richard Maurice Wall was born on a ranch 15 miles north of Haigler on Jan. 25, 1920, and died in Wray, Colo., Feb. 19, 2007. He was the second child born to Charles Russell and Iva Violet (Sharp) Wall. He attended county school in District 77 until 1929, when the family moved to a farm near Haigler. He completed the eighth grade at District South 67 and graduated from Haigler High School in 1937...
Harold W. Day (04/16/07)
April 27, 1924 - April 5, 2007 DENVER, Colo. -- Harold W. Day, 82, died Thursday (April 5, 2007) at his home in Denver, Colo. He was born April 27, 1924. He served in the U.S. Navy. He married Betty Ike at the United Methodist Church in McCook. They were married for 38 years. She preceded him in death. He married Betty Funk...
Charles L. Brown (04/16/07)
Jan. 31, 1945 - April 15, 2007 LEBANON -- Charles L. Brown, 62, died Sunday (April 15, 2007) at his home in Lebanon. He was born Jan. 31, 1945, at Lebanon, to Warren and Bernice (Warren) Brown. He grew up at Lebanon where he graduated from Lebanon High School in 1963...
Edna Mae Donze (04/13/07)
March 17, 1916-April 13, 2007 TRENTON -- Edna Mae Donze died Friday (April 13, 2007), at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Neb., at the age of 91. She was born March 17, 1916, at Orion, Kan., the daughter of the late Edward Kelly and Grace Eva (Jenkins) Moss. ...
Erma L. (Curtin) Cox (04/13/07)
May 26, 1921-April 11, 2007 ATWOOD -- Erma L. (Curtin) Cox, 85, former longtime Atwood resident, died Wednesday (April 11, 2007), at Medicalodge in Kinsley, Kan. She was born May 26, 1921, at Gem, Kan., to John E. and Jessie L. (Montgomery) Curtin. In 1942, she married Marvin Lee Cox at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atwood...
Marcile M. Woodruff (04/13/07)
June 24, 1921-April 13, 2007 BEAVER CITY -- Marcile M. Woodruff, 85, died Friday (April 13, 2007), at Harlan County Hospital in Alma. She was born June 24, 1921, at Long Island, Kan., to Joseph and Lela (Gebhard) Young. She grew up in Long Island and attended Freedom District No. 92. She graduated from Long Island Kansas High School with the class of 1937 and attended Fort Hays State College at Hays, Kan...
Virginia M. Duke (04/13/07)
April 23, 1923-April 11, 2007 BENKELMAN -- Virginia M. Duke, 83, died Thursday (April 11, 2007), at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born April 23, 1923, in Otero County, Colo., to Harry P. and Edna (Wisiman) Jones and attended school near her home. She attended and graduated from high school in La Junta, Colo...
Vera V. Lambert (04/13/07)
March 20, 1916 - April 12, 2007 BEAVER CITY?--?Vera V. Lambert, 91, died Thursday (April 12, 2007) at her son's home in Beaver City. She was born March 20, 1916, at Randolph, to Charles and Etoily ( Totton ) Champlin. She was raised at Plattsmouth and moved to Nebraska City at the age of 9. The family then moved to Beaver City in the mid 1920's. She attended Beaver City High School...
Ruby E. Hanes (04/11/07)
April 28, 1931-April 8, 2007 CURTIS -- Ruby E. Hanes, 75, died Sunday (April 8, 2007), in Curtis. She was born April 28, 1931, to William and Margaret (Fox) Wilson at Moorefield. She grew up seven miles south of Moorefield and attended the Boston Ridge Grade School. ...
Dr. John Grove (04/12/07)
Nov. 25, 1955 - April 10, 2007 Dr. John Carlson Grove died Tuesday (April 10, 2007) at North Platte Great Plains Regional Medical Center as a result of a massive heart attack. He was 51 years old. Dr. Grove was born on Nov. 25, 1955, in Omaha to Vel and Amy B. (Carlson) Grove. He graduated from Benson High School in 1974. He furthered his education at Washington University in St. Louis and the UN Medical Center in Omaha...
Donald E. Foster (04/12/07)
Sept. 6, 1928 - April 10, 2007 Donald E. Foster, 78, died Tuesday (April 10, 2007) at the Cambridge Hospital. He was born Sept. 6, 1928, to Harold O. and Edith (Moore) Foster in Cambridge.  He attended Indianola Public Schools. On Dec. 28, 1951, he married Joe Ann Weintz in Cambridge. ...
Robert Alfred Hansen (04/11/07)
Sept. 16, 1922-April 9, 2007 SUTHERLAND -- Robert Alfred Hansen, 84, died Monday (April 9, 2007) at the Sutherland Care Center. He was born Sept. 16, 1922, in a sod house near Quick, to Alfred and Sophia Fritsche Hansen. He grew up in the Quick area and later farmed on a farm he bought from his uncle. He farmed until 1987, when he moved to North Platte. He worked part-time for Pat Clinch Construction...
Harry Eugene Godtel (04/11/07)
Nov. 1, 1912 - Feb. 1, 2007 Harry Eugene Godtel died Feb. 1, 2007, at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 94. He was born Nov. 1, 1912, in a sodhouse on the Henry Godtel farm three miles north of Culbertson. He was the son of the late Henry and Nellie (Cox) Godtel...
Carl E. Lawver (04/10/07)
March 16, 1940-April 6, 2007 TOPEKA, Kan. -- Carl Eugene Lawver, 67, died Friday (April 6, 2007), at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, Kan. He was born March 16, 1940, in Decatur County, Kan., to Earl F. and Beulah W. (Smallberger) Lawver. In 1987, he married Donita Smith in Kearney...
Norma G. Pennington (04/10/07)
Nov. 12, 1936-April 6, 2007 Norma G. (Richter) Pennington, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away April 6, 2007 at the age of 70. Formerly of Omaha, she resided in Crestview, Fla. Norma was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Hayes Center, Neb. She graduated from McCook High School in 1954...
Mary L. Matthews (04/10/07)
SONOMA, Calif. -- Mary L. Matthews, 78, of Sonoma, Calif., passed away quietly on the morning of March 19, 2007. Mary had suffered two strokes in recent weeks -- the first at home and the second while hospitalized. The family sincerely appreciates the tender and loving care she received from our local hospital...
Joy A. Emig (04/10/07)
Oct. 11, 1930-March 28, 2007   KEARNEY -- Joy A. Emig, 76, died March 28, 2007, at her residence. She was born Oct. 11, 1930, on a farm near Danbury in Red Willow County to Ira and Matilda (Fisher) Williams.  She graduated from Cambridge High School...
Robert A. Creighton (04/09/07)
Jan. 30, 1938 - April 5, 2007 ATWOOD?-- Robert A. Creighton, 73, died Thursday (April 5, 2007) at his home in Atwood. He was born Jan. 30, 1938, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Alexander E. Creighton and Lila (Atkinson) Creighton. He was a graduate of the University of Kansas...
Dorothy K. Graff (04/09/07)
Jan. 26, 1915-April 7, 2007 Dorothy K. Graff, 92, died Saturday (April 7, 2007) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Jan. 26, 1915, at Indianola to Henry J. and Mabel (Williams) Weskamp.  She attended school in Danbury and graduated from high school in 1934...
Maxine Marie Bishop (04/06/07)
Aug. 14, 1925-April 5, 2007 BEAVER CITY -- Maxine Marie Bishop, 81, died Thursday (April 5, 2007) at Beaver City Manor in Beaver City. She was born Aug. 14, 1925, at Orleans, to John E. and Edith (McCormack) Stalder. In March of 1929, the family moved to a farm 11 miles from Beaver City. ...
Lola E. Leu-Goedeker (04/06/07)
April 25, 1909 - April 3, 2007 HAYES?CENTER?-- Lola E. Leu-Goedeker, 97, died Tuesday (April 3, 2007) on her ranch west of Maywood. She was born to John Roy and Margaret Corlett Leu on April 25, 1909, in Hayes County. She attended country school then attended the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis...
Cindy J. Kelsch (04/05/07)
May 21, 1947 - April 4, 2007 NORTH?PLATTE?-- Cindy J. Kelsch died Wednesday (April 4, 2007) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, at the age of 59. She was born May 21, 1947, in McCook, the daughter of the late Albert and Jane (Matson) Kee. Cindy grew up in McCook, where she graduated from McCook Senior High in 1965, and from McCook Junior College in 1967, where she was an honor student on the Deans list and a member of Phi Theta Kappa...
Robert 'Bob' Cyril Campbell (04/06/07)
Feb. 22, 1939 - April 3, 2007 AMES, Iowa -- Robert "Bob" Cyril Campbell, 68, died Tuesday (April 3, 2007) at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Bob was born Feb. 22, 1939, in McCook, to Cyril and Eunice Campbell. He married LoAnn Bowen on March 9, 1957...
Roger Newcomb (04/04/07)
 July 21, 1930 - March 31, 2007 KEARNEY --?Roger L. Newcomb, 76, of Kearney died Saturday (March 31, 2007) at his residence.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Kearney, the Revs. Charles Peek, Albie Hazen and Mike McDonald will officiate. The Nebraska National Guard Honors Team in conjunction with the VFW Post 759 and American Legion Post 52 of Kearney will conduct military rites at the Kearney Cemetery...
Bernice Mead (04/04/07)
April 23, 1916 - March 30, 2007 CHAMPION -- Bernice Elberta Mead, 90, died Friday (March 30, 2007) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. She was born April 23, 1916, to Charles Emery and Ruth Elizabeth (Hampton) Mathews near Hiawatha in Dundy County. She attended grade school at District No. 73 west of Hiawatha and completed her education at Dundy County High School. She graduated in May 1934...
Donal D. Moore (04/02/07)
March 25, 1944 - April 1, 2007 Donal Dee Moore 63, died Sunday (April 1, 2007) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born March 25, 1944, the son of the late Donald and Imogene Moore. He grew up in McCook and graduated from the Wentworth Military Academy...
Olivia Clair Roth (04/03/07)
Feb. 13, 2007 - April 1, 2007 Olivia Clair Roth, brave and precious infant daughter of Matthew Adam Baker Roth and Jessica Clair (Dernovich) Roth, was born Feb. 13, 2007, in Kearney.  She left this world on Sunday (April 1, 2007) held in the loving arms of her family at her home in McCook...
Bernice Mead (04/02/07)
CHAMPION -- Bernice Mead, 90, died Friday (March 30, 2007) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. She was a long time resident of Champion. Survivors include her brother, Robert Mathews of Centennial, Wyo.; nephew, Dwane Newman and wife, Joyce of Holdrege; and numerous other nieces and nephews...
Lanny E. Carlson (04/02/07)
Dec. 16, 1938 - March 29, 2007 Lanny Eugene Carlson died Thursday (March 29, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 68. He was born Dec. 16, 1938, at Stratton the son of Willis and Effie (Hay) Carlson. He lived on a farm south of Stratton for almost six years until he and his parents moved to the family farm south of Trenton. ...
David C. Postler (04/02/07)
Jan. 20, 1936-March 29, 2007 CAMBRIDGE -- David C. Postler, 71, died Thursday (March 29, 2007), at his home in Cambridge. He was born Jan. 20, 1936, in Norwich, Conn., to Carl and Vera (Johnson) Postler. He graduated from high school in Norwich. In 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, was sent to Camp Pendleton for basic training then served 18 months in Korea. After a three-year enlistment he remained in California...
David Allen Kinkade (04/02/07)
Nov. 18, 1924 - March 31, 2007 David Allen Kinkade of McCook died Saturday (March 31, 2007) at Community Hospital.  He was 82 years old. David was born on Nov. 18, 1924, at Geneva, to Allen R. and Caroline Sophia (Ohnesorg) Kinkade.  He graduated from Geneva High School in 1942...