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Obituaries from August 2007

Harold Brakhahn (08/31/07)
July 7, 1927-Aug.29, 2007 HENDLEY?-- Harold Brakhahn, 80, of Hendley died Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2007) at Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. He was born July 7, 1927, at Holbrook to Christian and Frida (Mull) Brakhahn. He grew up in Hendley, attending District 56 and Hendley High School...
Clarence Henry August Busse (08/31/07)
Nov. 29, 1914-Aug. 28, 2007 BIRD CITY -- Clarence Henry August Busse, 92, died Tuesday (Aug. 28, 2007) at the Hester Home in Benkelman. He was born Nov. 29, 1914, at Hubbel. He was a farmer-rancher and served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie (Oestmann) Busse in 2005...
Freda M. Tesar (08/30/07)
July 17, 1914-Aug. 28, 2007 NORTH PLATTE -- Freda M. Tesar, 93, died Tuesday (Aug. 28, 2007) at Linden Court in North Platte. She was born July 17, 1914, in Hayes County to Claude and Grace (Fitzgerald) Palmer. She graduated from high school at Curtis, and taught at rural schools in Lincoln and Hayes counties for more than 20 years...
John D. Case (08/28/07)
Sept. 12, 1948 - Aug. 27, 2007 John David Case died Monday Aug. 27, 2007, at his home in Riverton, Wyo., at the age of 58. He was born Sept.12, 1948, at McCook, the son of Joseph and Jean (Prosser) Case. He grew up on the family farm west of Culbertson and attended District 75 grade school. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1966. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1971, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity...
Betty R. Lockenour (08/30/07)
April 14, 1923 - Aug. 28, 2007 Betty R. (Brown) Lockenour was born on April 14, 1923, in Ohiowa, to Ross and Harriett (Wood) Brown and passed from this life early Tuesday morning Aug. 28, 2007. She was the youngest of 3 children and had two brothers, Max and Rex to help take care of the new addition. She attended school beginning in Ohiowa and then finished High School in Geneva, graduating in 1941...
Nancy Jo Martinez (08/29/07)
April 16, 1952-Aug. 27, 2007 Nancy Jo Martinez, 55, died Monday (Aug. 27, 2007), at McCook Community Hospital. She was born April 16, 1952, at Concordia, Kan., to Sidney C. and Joan R. (Charbonneau) Allen. She graduated from St. Patrick's Catholic School and attended McCook Senior High...
Patronellie 'Nellie' H. Silver (08/29/07)
Dec. 10, 1914-Aug. 28, 2007 Patronellie "Nellie" H. Silver died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 92 years old. Nellie was born on Dec. 10, 1914, at Gresham, Neb., to Richard and Helena (Neujhar) Peterson. She was baptized in December of 1914...
Raymond Walker (08/28/07)
June 29, 1936 - Aug. 26, 2007 TRENTON -- Raymond Walker was called to his heavenly home Aug. 26, 2007, at El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton, at the age of 71. He was born June 29, 1936, in San Diego, Calif., the son of the late Earl R. and Katherine (Allen) Walker. In 1953, Ray joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country,...
Jerdene Bruce Barnhart (08/28/07)
Aug. 21, 1931 - Aug. 25, 2007 ST. FRANCIS?-- Jerdene Bruce Barnhart, 76, died Saturday (Aug. 25, 2007) at Swedish Hospital in Englewood, Colo. He was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Cheyenne County. He married Barbara Clouse and worked as a farmer-rancher...
Velta Katherine Johnson (08/28/07)
Sept. 20, 1906 - Aug. 26, 2007 BIRD?CITY?-- Velta Katherine Johnson, 100, died Sunday (Aug. 26, 2007) at Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born Sept. 20, 1906, in Sherman County. She married Harold T. Johnson and worked as a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 1975 and three grandchildren, Christine Johnson in 1955, Rick Johnson in 1992 and Betty Mansfield in 2005...
Jarrold 'Jerry' D. Bell (08/28/07)
Aug. 28, 1911 - Aug. 22, 2007 ATWOOD?-- Jarrold "Jerry" D. Bell, 95, died Wednesday (Aug. 22, 2007) at Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. He was born to Ora Gem and Nellie Mae (Dowling) Bell on Aug. 28, 1911, near Norcatur, Kan. He attended country school and Norcatur High School, graduating in 1929. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
LeRoy Hurst Schmidt (08/28/07)
Nov. 7, 1923 - Aug. 27, 2007 OBERLIN -- LeRoy Hurst Schmidt, 83, died Monday (Aug. 27, 2007) at his home south of Achilles, Kan. He was born Nov. 7, 1923, in Achilles, to Albert and Leota (Hurst) Schmidt. He grew up on a farm in the Achilles Township in Decatur County. He attended rural grade school and Decatur Community High School, graduating in 1941. He attended Kansas State University...
Ann Uerling Sughroue (08/27/07)
Obituary Ann Uerling Sughroue LINCOLN?-- Ann Uerling Sughroue, 75. Ann was born June 20, 1932, in Indianola, to Joseph and Helen (Ten Voorde) Uerling. Ann graduated from Indianola High School, attended McCook College and afterward taught grade school in Kansas...
Bernadine R. Fred (08/27/07)
March 1, 1922 - Aug. 24, 2007 OBERLIN -- Bernadine R. Fred, 85, died Friday (Aug. 24, 2007) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. She was born March 1, 1922, Silvis, Ill., to Fred Groene and Florence Hauser. She grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa and received her education there...
Harold 'Bud' Everett Cress (08/24/07)
Jan. 28, 1924 - Aug. 21, 2007 BIRD CITY -- Harold "Bud" Everett Cress, 83, died Tuesday (Aug. 21, 2007) at Hillcrest Care Center in Wray, Colo. He was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Cheyenne County, Kan. He married Corrine Holscher, she preceded him in death on 1989. He worked as a farmer and served in the U.S. Army...
Betty L. Hunt (08/23/07)
Feb. 4, 1940 - Aug. 21, 2007  HASTINGS?-- Hastings resident, Betty L. Hunt (Stratton), 67, died Tuesday Aug. 21, 2007, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be today until 9 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home.  The family will be present and a prayer service will be Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. ...
William 'Bill' C. Solko (08/20/07)
Oct. 12, 1924 - Aug. 16, 2007 HERNDON -- William "Bill" C. Solko, 82, died Thursday (Aug. 16, 2007) at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Inman, Kan. He was born Oct. 12, 1924, to Elizabeth (Neuburger) and Joseph H. Solko in Herndon. He attended school in Herndon and graduated from Herndon High School...
Marian Lee Howland (08/20/07)
Oct. 20, 1926 - Aug. 18, 2007 BIRD?CITY -- Marian Lee Howland, 80, died Saturday (Aug. 18, 2007) at Memorial Central Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born Oct. 20, 1926, in Decatur County. She married John Howland. He preceded her in death in 1986...
Joseph Walter Stagemeyer (08/17/07)
Oct. 19, 1936-Aug. 16, 2007 HOLBROOK -- Joseph Walter Stagemeyer, 70, died Thursday (Aug. 16, 2007), at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. He was born Oct. 19, 1936, to Fred W. and Mary (Martin) Stagemeyer in Gosper County. He was baptized at St. Matthew Lutheran Church of rural Holbrook Nov. 15, 1936. He attended St. Matthew Parochial School in Holbrook and then attended Holbrook High School, graduating in 1955...
Thelma F. Simmons (08/17/07)
Aug. 26, 1907-Aug. 15, 2007 BEAVER CITY -- Thelma F. Simmons, 99, died Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2007), at Beaver City Manor in Beaver City. She was born Aug. 26, 1907, at Kensington, Kan., to Harrison and Lena (Jensen) Cline. She grew up in Kensington and graduated from the Almena Kansas High School in 1925. She attended McClelland Business College in Topeka, Kan., after graduation...
Andra (McCoy) McDonough (08/16/07)
Nov. 23, 1945-July 30, 2007 PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Andra (McCoy) McDonough, 61, died July 30, 2007, at her home from cancer. She was born Nov. 23, 1945, at Sterling, Colo., to Harold and Virginia McCoy. She attended school at Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School...
Jimmie ' Big Jim' Lee Elliott (08/16/07)
June 29, 1931 - Aug. 6, 2007 BENKELMAN -- Jim was called home on Aug. 6, 2007, he was born June 29, 1931, in Palisade to Lester and Viola (Sailors) Elliot. Jim, his mother, Vi and brother, Jack moved to Benkelman in 1939. In 1956, he and his family moved to Denver, Colo...
Irvin H. Wilcox (08/16/07)
Nov. 16, 1920 - Aug. 13, 2007 Irvin Henry Wilcox died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at Community Hospital in McCook, at the age of 86. He was born Nov. 16, 1920, at McCook, the son of the late John Sylvester and Lonora Annabelle (Hesterwerth) Wilcox. He grew up on a farm south of McCook. He attended country school and also McCook High School...
Clarice M. Bauer (08/14/07)
April 6, 1917 - Aug. 12, 2007 Clarice Marjorie Bauer died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, upon arrival at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 90. She was born April 6, 1917, at Seldon, Kan., the daughter of the late Samuel Clifford and Anna (Jader) Ferguson. Clarice grew up at Hamlet and graduated from Hamlet High School in 1934...
Jean Ann Marshall (08/14/07)
Aug. 4, 1944 - Aug. 8, 2007 Jean Ann Marshall died Aug. 8, 2007, at St. Anthony's Central Hospital in Denver, Colo., after a brief illness.  She was 63 years old.  Jean was born on Aug. 4, 1944, in Estelline, S.D. to Malvin H. and Helen R. (Appel) Schnoor.  She graduated from Watertown, S.D. High School in 1962.  She later returned to school and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1978, with a degree in Speech Pathology...
William 'Bill' Urban (08/10/07)
Jan. 23, 1937-Aug. 9, 2007 NORTON, Kan. -- William "Bill" Urban, 75, died Thursday (Aug. 9, 2007), at the Andbe Home in Norton, Kan. He was born Jan. 23, 1937, at Pfifer, Kan. He was the assistant manager at Safeway and Cooper Pest Control. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Urban of Norton; son Mike and wife, Andrea Urban of Inman, Kan.; and daughter, Kim and husband, David Eagleburger of Norton...
Archie L. Harman (08/10/07)
Nov. 7, 1921-Aug. 9, 2007 JENNINGS, Kan. -- Archie L. Harman, 85, died Thursday (Aug. 9, 2007), at his residence in Jennings, Kan. He was born Nov. 7, 1921, at Macksville, Kan., to Henry and Pearl (Garnett) Harman. He was raised in Macksville where he attended school. He earned a degree in biology and school counseling at Fort Hays State University...
Rose Arlene (Maris) Harrison (08/10/07)
March 12, 1926 -- Aug. 8, 2007 STRATTON -- Rose Harrison, 81, of rural Stratton, died Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2007), at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born March 12, 1926, to Leander (Cap) and Della (Dickie) Maris of rural Stratton. She attended a rural school and graduated from Stratton High School. As a teen she enjoyed flying a Piper Cub with her dad...
Leonard Kerchal (08/09/07)
Feb. 17, 1919-Aug. 7, 2007 BENKELMAN -- Leonard E. Kerchal, 88, died Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2007) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. He was born Febr. 17, 1919, at Wauneta to Joseph and Opal (Vlasin) Kerchal. He graduated from Wauneta High School and attended Kearney State College...
Charles Andrew Blume (08/08/07)
Nov. 21, 1938-Aug. 6, 2007 CULBERTSON -- Charles Andrew Blume, 68, died Monday (Aug. 6, 2007), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born Nov. 21, 1939, at Carlton, to Elmer Thomas and Ruth Irene (Chesmore) Blume. He grew up in Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1958...
Francis 'Fran' G. Hatch (08/09/07)
June 4, 1920-Aug. 7, 2007 ATWOOD -- Francis "Fran" G. Hatch, 87, died Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2007). He was born June 4, 1920, at Blakeman, Kan., to Roy and Elva Hatch. He served in the U.S. Army. In 1941, he married Louise Wilkens. She preceded him in death in 1996. In 1998, he married Joan Deeds. He was a retired farmer-stockman who lived in Northwest Kansas most of his life. He had been a resident of the Good Samaritan in Atwood since May 2007...
Maurice L. Williams (08/08/07)
May 19, 1917-Aug. 7, 2007 LENORA, Kan. -- Maurice L. Williams, 90, died Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2007), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born May 19, 1917, in rural Lenora, Kan., to Grover Elmore and Sarah Elizabeth (Hodge) Williams. He grew up in the Lenora area and attended Lenora schools...
C. Terrol 'Terry' Jewell (08/08/07)
Obituary C. Terrol 'Terry' Jewell Dec. 30, 1942-Aug. 5, 2007 SANTA YNEZ, Calif. -- C. Terrol "Terry" Jewell of Santa Ynez, Calif., passed away peacefully in his home on Aug. 5, 2007. He was born in McCook, Neb., on Dec. 30, 1942, to Francis Jean Fitch (Jewell) and Clifford Troy Jewell...
Rosemary Carol (Brown) Walker (08/06/07)
Obituary Rosemary Carol (Brown) Walker Oct. 14, 1946 - Aug. 3, 2007 TRENTON -- Rosemary Walker, 60, of rural Trenton, died Friday, August 3, 2007 at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Neb., after her battle with cancer. She was bom Oct. 14, 1946, in Richland Center, Wis., to Rodney and Edith (Scott) Brown...
Harold A. Blume (08/07/07)
Obituary Harold A. Blume April 16, 1926-May 31, 2007 Harold A. Blume died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at his home in Indianola. He was 81 years old. Harold was born on April 16, 1926, at Slaton, Texas, to Theodore J. and Elizabeth (Kitten) Blume. He moved to Nebraska at an early age with his family...
Verna Fae Stagemeyer (08/07/07)
April 25, 1937-Aug. 5, 2007 ARAPAHOE -- Verna Fae Stagemeyer, 70, died Sunday (Aug. 5, 2007) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born April 25, 1937, in Gosper County, to Charles and Louise (Silbermann) Rader. She grew up in Gosper County and attended Arapahoe High School, graduating with the class of 1955...
Bonnie Wurm (08/07/07)
July 11, 1930-Aug. 5, 2007 OBERLIN -- Bonnie Wurm, 77, died Sunday (Aug. 5, 2007), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born July 11, 1930, at Prairie View, Kan., to Bert and Nellie (DeYoung) VanDeWege. She was raised on a Prairie View farm and attended Prairie View country schools and Almena High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education at Fort Hays State University...
Robert Lyle Harding (08/07/07)
Dec. 31, 1911-Aug. 3, 2007 WILSONVILLE -- Robert Lyle Harding, 95, died Friday (Aug. 3, 2007), at Beaver City Assisted Living in Beaver City. He was born Dec. 31, 1911, on a farm northwest of Wilsonville to Edward and Maude (McComb) Harding. He graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1930...
Isaac Shaw (08/06/07)
June 21, 1986-July 31, 2007 OBERLIN -- Isaac Shaw, 21, died Tuesday (July 31, 1007) in Vail, Colo. He was born June 21, 1986, in Atwood to Richard and Anna (Seeber) Shaw. He was raised in Oberlin, attended Oberlin Elementary and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 2004...
Maria 'Mary' M. Munson (08/06/07)
March 16, 1922-Aug. 4, 2007 HOLDREGE -- Maria "Mary" M. Munson, 85, died Saturday (Aug. 4, 2007), at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. She was born March 16, 1922, to Juan and Margarita (Martinez) Maies in Tierra Amarilla, N.M. She grew up in New Mexico...
Jesse Neil Fitz Randolph (08/03/07)
Nicholas Andrew O'Dea (08/03/07)
Obituary Nicholas Andrew O'Dea April 20, 1988-Aug. 3, 2007 Nicholas Andrew O'Dea, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was 19. He was born April 30, 1988, to Andrew V. and Lori J. (Hook) O'Dea in Cambridge. He graduated from Southwest High School in May 2007. He was enrolled in Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte. He attended McCook Christian Church...
Dorothy V. Hubbard (08/03/07)
Obituary Dorothy V. Hubbard March 23, 1919-Aug. 1, 2007 Dorothy V. Hubbard, formerly of Kearney, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at McCook Community Hospital. She was 88. She was born in Wilcox to Arthur E. and Eulah B. (Jay) Jackson on March 23, 1919. She graduated from Wilcox High School...
Helen Irene Schlegel (08/02/07)
Obituary Helen Irene Schlegel Feb. 14, 1908-Aug. 1, 2007 Helen Irene Schlegel, 99, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 14, 1908, in Red Willow County to Charles W. and Minnie E. (Hubler) Nelson. She grew up on a farm northwest of McCook and attended high school in McCook...
Meredith D. 'Buck' Lytle (08/02/07)
Jan. 11, 1918-July 30, 2007 LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Meredith D. "Buck" Lytle, 89, died Monday (July 30, 2007), at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kan. He was born Jan. 11, 1918, in Red Willow County to Roy and Mildred (Dimmitt) Lytle. He was a World War II veteran and later worked in Civil Service at Fort Riley, Kan...
John Thomas 'Johnny' Wilkens (08/02/07)
April 14, 1924-July 26, 2007 OCONTO --?John Thomas "Johnny" Wilkens, 83, died July 26, 2007 at his ranch near Oconto. He was born April 14, 1924, to Hans J. and Martha (Labs) Wilkens in Hitchcock County. He attended school in rural Hitchcock County and later worked at various jobs...
Ted 'Teddy' Thayer (08/02/07)
March 11, 1924-July 31, 2007 GRAND ISLAND -- Ted "Teddy" Thayer, 83, died Tuesday (July 31, 2007) at the Veterans Hospital at Grand Island. He was born March 11, 1924, at Maywood, to Ora and Bernice Thayer. He served in the U.S. Navy from May 1942 until his discharge in June of 1947. That same year, he married Maureen Falls...
Mrytle G. (Curry) Carson (08/02/07)
Jan. 27, 1920-July 31, 2007 COLBY, Kan. -- Mrytle Geneva (Curry) Carson, 87, died Tuesday (July 31, 2007), at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. She was born Jan. 27, 1920, at Brush, Colo., to Hawley E. and Flora A. (Hanna) Curry. She graduated from Rawlins County High School in 1938 and attended secretary school in Denver, Colo. She worked in San Francisco, Calif., and Washington D.C., where whe was a secretary to an advisor in the U.S. Department of War under Franklin D. Roosevelt...
Robert 'Marvin' Boyd (08/01/07)
July 25, 1916-July 30, 2007 ATWOOD -- Robert "Marvin" Boyd, 91, died Monday (July 30, 2007) at Medicalodge, Leavenworth, Kan. He was born July 25, 1916, on a farm west of Lebanon to William S. and Alice Estella (Leopold) Boyd. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1934 and attended Kearney State Teacher's College until 1937...
Allie Vahling (08/01/07)
May 10, 1914-July 30, 2007 NORTON, Kan. -- Allie Vahling, 93, died Monday (July 30, 2007) at the Andbe Home in Norton, Kan. He was born May 10, 1914, in New Almeno, Kan., to Herman Clemens and Clare (Mindrup) Vahling. He was raised in New Almeno and attended St. Joseph's School in New Almeno...
Richard A. 'Dick' Decker (08/01/07)
Nov. 3, 1938-July 29, 2007 SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Richard A. "Dick" Decker, 68, died suddenly at his home in San Jose, Calif. He was born Nov. 3, 1938, in Livingston, Mont., and was raised in Denver, Colo., and McCook, graduating from McCook High School in 1956...