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Obituaries from September 2007

Mildred Lucille Grafel (09/28/07)
March 21, 1922 - Sept. 11, 2007 Mildred Lucille Grafel, 85, of Herndon, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2007) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born March 21, 1922, in Traer, Kan., to Gustav and Theresia (Leitner) Wudtke. She grew up in Traer and Herndon and attended Herndon Schools, graduating from Herndon High School in 1939. She spent a year in normal school in Oberlin, aspiring to teach...
Eldon R. Blake (09/25/07)
AVON, Ohio -- Eldon R. Blake, 57, died Monday (Sept. 24, 2007) at his home in Avon, Ohio. He was born in Cambridge to Noel and Fern Blake. He married Patricia Miller in 1971. He was a resident of Avon for the past 13 years, after moving from Denver, Colo...
Helen Miller (09/26/07)
Jan. 18, 1914 - Sept. 23, 2007 IMPERIAL -- Helen Gertrude Miller, 93, died Sunday (Sept. 23, 2007) at Chase County Community Hospital. She was born Jan. 18, 1914, near Tuscola, Ill., to Claude O. and Maude A. (Evans) Dunbar. She graduated from Chase County High School in 1932...
Robert 'Bob' Burns Korell (09/26/07)
Oct. 18, 1936 - Sept. 24, 2007 CULBERTSON -- Robert "Bob" Burns Korell died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, near his rural Culbertson home. He was 70 years old. Bob was born on Oct. 18, 1936, to Roy Clark and Morah L. (Hanks) Korell on the family farm north of Culbertson. He attended rural elementary school and Culbertson High School...
Robert 'Bob' Burns Korell (09/26/07)
Robert 'Bob' Burns Korell Oct. 18, 1936 - Sept. 24, 2007 CULBERTSON -- Robert "Bob" Burns Korell died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, near his rural Culbertson home. He was 70 years old. Bob was born on Oct. 18, 1936, to Roy Clark and Morah L. (Hanks) Korell on the family farm north of Culbertson. He attended rural elementary school and Culbertson High School...
Theresa McBee (09/26/07)
Theresa McBee KEARNEY?-- Theresa McBee, 40, formerly of Kearney, died Wednesday (Sept. 19, 2007) in Evanston, Ill. Funeral services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Kearney with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Koelling officiating. Internment will be at the Kearney Cemetery...
Helen Miller (09/26/07)
Helen Miller Jan. 18, 1914 - Sept. 23, 2007 IMPERIAL?-- Helen Gertrude Miller, 93, died Sunday (Sept. 23, 2007) at Chase County Community Hospital. She was born Jan. 18, 1914, near Tuscola, Ill., to Claude O. and Maude A. (Evans) Dunbar. She graduated from Chase County High School in 1932...
Mary Ann Howland Lorimer (09/26/07)
Mary Ann Howland Lorimer Oct. 30, 1930 - Sept. 24, 2007 ATWOOD -- Mary Ann Fredrickson Howland Lorimer, 76, died Monday (Sept. 24, 2007) at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. She was born Oct. 30, 1930, to Carl Gustav and Hilda Elizabeth (Carlson) Fredrickson at the Swedish Community of Lund, Decatur County. She attended the first grade at Westminister, Colo., and the rest of her school years at Oberlin. She was baptized and attended church as a child at the Lund Covenant Church...
Velma I. Neville (09/24/07)
STERLING, CO -- Velma I. Neville, formerly of Haigler, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at the Sterling Life Center in Sterling, Colorado at the age of 91. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with Rev. Sean Redmond officiating.  Interment will follow services at the Haigler Cemetery at Haigler...
Shyanne Destiny Waddell (09/24/07)
Shyanne Destiny Waddell, infant daughter of Michael Paul and Rebecca Sue (Gilliam) Waddell of Bartley, was born at Methodist Hospital in Omaha on Thursday, September 20, 2007.  She died later that same day at Children's Hospital in Omaha.  Survivors include her parents Michael and Rebecca Waddell of Bartley; two sisters, TayLynn and Audra Waddell of Bartley; maternal grandparents, Brent and Lori Cobb of McCook and Earl "Butch" and Sherry Gilliam of Lincoln; paternal grandparents, Trudy and Jerry Burkholder of Bartley; great-grandparents, Kenneth and Janice Waddell of McCook, Joyce Gilliam of Crete, Jo Burkholder of Corsicana, TX, Doris Phillips of Sedona, AZ, Kenneth and Jean Kohlmann of Lincoln and Francis Shiree of Lincoln; great-great grandmother, Dorothy Eisenbarth of McCook; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.. ...
Yule G. Dorwart (09/24/07)
Yule G. Dorwart, 85, died Sunday (Sept. 23, (2007) at the Ponderosa Villa Nursing Home in Crawford. Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in McCook with Pastor Bradley Rick officiating. The ceremony will be closed casket. Burial will be at the Memorial Park in McCook. Friends can sign his book at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook...
Mark Albert Schaaf (09/20/07)
Nov. 22, 1914 - Sept. 19, 2007 Mark Albert Schaaf died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 92 years old. Mark was born on Nov. 22, 1914, at Columbus, to Albert Jacob and Rose (Vanderheiden) Schaaf. He graduated from Kearney High School in 1933. He continued his education at Alexian Brothers in Chicago, Ill., graduating with a registered rurse anesthetist degree...
Ted Okland (09/21/07)
Ted Okland 1939 - 2007 Rev. Theodore (Ted) Sylvan Okland, 68, formerly of La Grande, Ore., died at Hopewell Hospice House in Portland, Ore., Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. He had been living at the Fairlawn Good Samaritan Society retirement home in Gresham, Ore., for the last seven months. He was buried in a private service at Grandview Cemetery in La Grande next to his parents...
William 'Joe' Joseph Nitsch (09/18/07)
Aug. 31, 1937 - Sept. 15, 2007 HAYES CENTER -- William "Joe" Joseph Nitsch, age 70, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at the Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. Joe was born on Aug. 31, 1937, on the family farm in Hayes County to Carl Louis and Leona Elinor (Lewin) Nitsch. He attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1954...
Christopher L. Esch (09/17/07)
July 28, 1983-Sept. 14, 2007 Christopher L. Esch of Indianola, Neb., died Friday, September 14, 2007 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was 24 years old. Chris was born on July 28, 1983, in McCook to Vernon and Sara (Doyle) Esch. He has been a special needs person since birth. He attended the Development Center in McCook. Chris enjoyed quality time with his family attending church, sporting events, and watching TV...
Mildred L. Grafel (09/14/07)
March 21, 1922-Sept. 11, 2007 OBERLIN -- Mildred L. Grafel, 85, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2007), in Oberlin. She was born March 21, 1922, in rural Herndon, to Gustan and Theresia (Leitner) Wudtke. She was raised in the Herndon area and attended Herndon grade and high school and completed Normal Training for a teaching certificate...
Andrew C. Wolfe Sr. (09/14/07)
Nov. 12, 1937-Sept. 11, 2007 WINNEBAGO -- Andrew C. Wolfe Sr., formerly of McCook, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2007), at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1937, in Winnebago to Richard and Cora Belle (Maney) Wolfe. He graduated from Walthill High School in 1955 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps...
Marvin E.?Schoonover Sr. (09/13/07)
Sept. 19, 1926 - Sept. 12, 2007 LINCOLN -- Marvin E. Schoonover Sr., 80, of Lincoln, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2007) in Milford. He was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Indianola, to Floyd and Rosa (Heinz) Schoonover. He worked as a painter for J.J. Lape, before retiring. He served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army...
Loretta Marguerite (Joyce) Cappel (09/13/07)
Dec. 3, 1911-Sept. 11, 2007 Loretta Marguerite (Joyce) Cappel died Sept. 11, 2007, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, at the age of 95 years, nine months, and eight days. She was born Dec. 3, 1911, to Walter and Catherine (Sanders) Joyce in Clay County.  She grew up on a farm between Harvard and Sutton, graduating from Harvard High School in 1930.  She came to Southwest Nebraska along with her twin sister, Charlotte to teach school. ...
Lynn M. Thompson (09/13/07)
Oct. 7, 1961- Sept. 6, 2007 GARDEN CITY, Ga. -- Lynn M. Thompson, 45, died Thursday (Sept. 6, 2007), at Garden City, Ga. She was born Oct. 7, 1961, at Escondido, Calif., to Robert and Catherine Thayer. She graduated from McCook High School in 1979. She married Keith Thompson in August 1979. The couple had four children, Trina, Kelsey, Damon and Cory. They lived in Sterling, Kans., and Westcliffe, Colo. The couple divorced in 1996...
Helen E. Fairbanks (09/13/07)
Aug. 16, 1914-Sept. 11, 2007   KEARNEY -- Helen Elizabeth Fairbanks, 93, of Kearney, formerly of Shelton, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at O'Brien -- Straatmann Funeral Home, 4115 Ave N, Kearney.  The Rev. John Ewton will officiate.  Burial will be in Shelton Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. ...
Marjorie M. Mernin (09/13/07)
Dec. 28, 1910 - Sept. 10, 2007 ARAPAHOE?-- Marjorie M. Mernin, 96, of Omaha, formerly of Arapahoe, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2007) at Brookstone Village Care Center in Omaha. She was born Dec. 28, 1910, at Wilsonville to Pete and Alice (Jenkins) Van Cleave...
Orvil Robert Winslow (09/12/07)
Feb. 14, 1913 - Sept. 10, 2007 ATWOOD -- Orvil Robert Winslow, 94, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2007) at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. He was born Feb. 14, 1913, in Norton County, Kan., to Raymond and Hester J. (Goldsworth) Winslow. The family moved to Rawlins County three years later. He attended school in rural Rawlins County, mostly at Pleasant Valley in Clinton Township and spent his life farming with his father and then on his own. He was a 91-year-resident of Rawlins County...
Lois M. Sines (09/12/07)
Aug. 6, 1923 - Sept. 11, 2007 Lois M. Sines died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 at Community Hospital in McCook.  She was 84 years old. Lois was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Indianola, to John and Alta (Helm) McNeill.  She graduated from Indianola High School in 1941 and attended McCook Jr. College...
Cynthia Caroline Ellis (09/11/07)
Oct. 2, 1912-Sept. 8, 2007   BENKELMAN -- Cynthia Caroline Ellis, 94, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2007), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. She was born Oct. 2, 1912, in Fordland, Mo., to Louis and Vica (Stinnett) Burgett, and moved with her family to a farm south of Max.  She attended school in Max and was a graduate of Benkelman High School...
George E. Cole Jr. (09/07/07)
April 28, 1938 - Aug. 20, 2007 OSCEOLA -- George E. Cole, Jr., 69, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center in Osceola. A memorial service was Aug. 24, 2007, at Dubas Funeral Home in Osceola with Pastor Dan Spearow officiating...
LaDonna 'Donnie' Kay Anderson-Poore (09/10/07)
Feb. 18, 1960-Sept. 8, 2007 LaDonna "Donnie" Kay Anderson-Poore died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2007), at McCook Community Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 47 years old.  Donnie was born on Feb. 18, 1960, at St. Francis Hospital in West Point, Neb., to Kenneth Sherman and Deloris Kay (Vieth) Anderson. ...
Lloyd 'Gus' Wolgamott (09/10/07)
Sept. 4, 1928-Sept. 8, 2007 CURTIS -- Lloyd "Gus" Wolgamott, 79, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2007), at the State Veterans Home in Grand Island. He was born Sept. 4, 1928, on a farm south of Elwood to Ray and Catherine (Force) Wolgamott.  He attended Curtis Public School and graduated from Nebraska School of Agriculture in 1946...
Sylvester D. Fuchuck (09/10/07)
Nov. 8, 1930-Sept. 6, 2007 Sylvester D. Fuchuck of McCook, Neb.. died Thursday (Sept. 6, 2007), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb.  He was 76 years old. Sy was born on Nov. 8, 1930, in Boston, Mass., to William and Helena (Kormanicky) Fuchuck.  He graduated from Everett High School, Everett, Mass., in 1948.  He continued his education at Suffolk University in Boston with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. ...
Laura Marie Stewart (09/07/07)
Jan. 15, 1918-Sept. 6, 2007 ARAPAHOE -- Laura Marie Stewart, 89, died Thursday (Sept. 6, 2007), at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Jan. 15, 1918, at Wilsonville, to Roy and Rosa (Millard) James. She was raised by her grandparents in Wilsonville and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1937...
Regan 'Reg' E. Vlasin (09/07/07)
Sept. 5, 1962 - Sept. 5, 2007 HAYES?CENTER?-- Regan "Reg" E. Vlasin of Hayes Center died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Community Hospital in McCook after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was 45 years old. Reg was born on Sept. 5, 1962, at McCook to Joseph P. and Doris M. (Nelms) Vlasin.  He graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1981. After his graduation he continued to live in Hayes County where he farmed and worked for the Hayes County Road Department until the time of his death...
Ryan Christopher Ridlen (09/06/07)
March 28, 1990-Aug. 28, 2007 PALISADE -- Ryan Christopher Ridlen, age 17, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, from injuries sustained from an auto accident in Hayes County. Ryan was born in Aurora, Colo., on March 28, 1990, to Steven Dale and Alicia Ann (Burdick) Ridlen. He was attending Hayes Center High School where he was a member of the Senior Class...
Mary Ann Fahrenbruch (09/06/07)
May 22, 1952 - Sept. 3, 2007 DENVER, Colo. -- Mary Ann Fahrenbruch died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, Colo., at the age of 55. She was born May 22, 1952, in McCook, the daughter of Hazel Schilz. She grew up in the Culbertson Community where she graduated from Culbertson High School in 1970, and also graduated from McCook Junior College...
John Edward Ralston (09/05/07)
John Edward Ralston Feb. 12, 1945-Sept. 2, 2007 MAYWOOD -- John Edward Ralston, 62, died Sunday (Sept. 2, 2007) at Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte. He was born on Feb. 12, 1945, to George and Frances (Murray) Ralston in Curtis.  He attended school at Stockville graduating from Stockville Public Schools in 1963. ...
Victor H. Hofman (09/04/07)
July 7, 1923 - Sept. 1, 2007 IMPERIAL -- Victor Herman Hofman, 84, died Saturday (Sept. 1, 2007) at University Medical Center in Omaha. He was born July 7, 1923, on the family farm near McCook, to Henry and Dorothea (Wall) Hofman. He worked on the family farm and graduated from Red Willow High School. He entered the U.S. Navy on March 14, 1944, and served in the Phillippines during World War II. He was discharged on May 14, 1946, and returned to the McCook area...
Harold J. Focke (09/04/07)
Aug. 4, 1930 - Aug. 30, 2007 ATWOOD -- Harold J. Focke, 77, died Thursday (Aug. 30, 2007), at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. He was born Aug. 4, 1930, in Blakeman, Kan., to Henry Sr., and Regina (Dunker) Focke. He was baptized on Aug. 17, 1930 and confirmed on April 2, 1944, at Trinity Lutheran Church...
Rachel L. Mues (09/04/07)
Sept. 2, 1909 - Sept. 2, 2007 ARAPAHOE -- Rachel L. Mues, 98, died Sunday (Sept. 2, 2007) at St. John's Care Center in Kearney. She was born Sept. 2, 1909, to Carl and Mary (Honnann) Mock at Holbrook. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in 1922, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Holbrook. She graduated from Holbrook High School in 1927. She worked at a general merchandising store...
Vaughn Williams Dawson (09/04/07)
May 26, 1915 - Sept. 1, 2007 ARAPAHOE?-- Vaughn Williams Dawson, 92, died Saturday (Sept. 1, 2007) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born May 26, 1915, to Walter and Lena (Roepke) Dawson in Gosper County. He grew up in the Turkey Creek neighborhood of Gosper County and attended school in Gosper County...
Ralph W. Petefish (09/04/07)
April 24, 1913-Sept. 1, 2007 LINCOLN -- Ralph W. Petefish, 94, formerly of Cambridge, died Saturday (Sept. 1, 2007), at Tabitha Hospice. He was born April 24, 1913, to Walter S and Allie (Yates) Petefish at Calhan, Colo. He grew up in the Calhan and Peyton areas and graduated from Peyton High School in 1931. ...
Georgia J. Novacek (09/04/07)
March 5, 1923-Aug. 28, 2007   BENKELMAN -- Georgia Jean Novacek, 84, died Tuesday (Aug. 28, 2007), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born March 5, 1923, at Palisade, to Leslie and Nella (Branum) Bailey.  After graduating from high school, she met Vincent Louis Novacek and on Oct. 7, 1945, they were united in marriage at St. Francis.  The couple moved to Benkelman, where she spent her entire adult life...