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Obituaries from December 2007

Stanley Kay Pearson (12/31/07)
Wayne Smith (12/31/07)
Norma Emma Butcher (12/31/07)
April 28, 1920 - Dec. 25, 2007 ATWOOD - Norma Emma Butcher, 87, formerly of Bird City, died Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2007) at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Atwood. She was born April 28, 1920, at Eureka, S.D., to George and Pauline Raile. She was baptized as an infant and later affirmed her Christian faith in German Confirmation in Bowdle, S.D. She grew up on a farm in Eureka, where she attended rural high school and German Catechism schooling...
Hazel Helena (Richter) Miller (12/28/07)
Jan. 15, 1915-Dec. 27, 2007 Hazel Helena (Richter) Miller died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home. She was 92 years old. Hazel was born on Jan. 15, 1915, in Wallace to George Bayard and Grace B. (Morehead) Clough. Her family moved to Dickens when Hazel was a small child and she received her education there...
Vern Pete Jorgensen (12/28/07)
March 15, 1924-Dec. 25, 2007 CURTIS -- Vern Pete Jorgensen, 83, died Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2007), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born on March 15, 1924, to JP "Pete" and Anna Elsie (Jepsen) Jorgensen in Lincoln County. He grew up in Lincoln County and attended school at Denmark School there. He also attended school at Liberty School and NSA...
H. Claudine Bennett (12/28/07)
May 17, 1923-Dec. 25, 2007 JENNINGS, Kan. -- H. Claudine Bennett, 84, died Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2007), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. She was born May 17, 1923, at Atlanta, Kan., to Claud and Ruby Lee (Ivy) Wright. She was raised in Atlanta and Oklahoma and graduated from Atlanta High School...
Scott Alan Loomis (12/27/07)
Jean Robinson Kappert (12/28/07)
OMAHA -- Jean Robinson Kappert, 72, died Friday (Dec. 21, 2007). She spent more than 25 years teaching in Nebraska. She also taught in Germany for 10 years and in Namibia while serving in the Peace Corps. She ran a Bed and Breakfast and owned The Book End while she lived in McCook...
G. Annella Schroeder (12/26/07)
Sept. 22, 1921 - Dec. 23, 2007 OXFORD -- G. Annella Schroeder, 86, died Sunday (Dec. 23, 2007), at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. She was born Sept. 22, 1921, on the family farm southeast of Cambridge in Furnas County to John and Myrtle (Clarkson) Sayer. She received her education from Cambridge High School, graduating with the class of 1939...
Lela Fay Ruby (12/26/07)
March 12, 1922 - Dec. 21, 2007 BEAVER CITY -- Lela Fay Ruby, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Beaver City Manor in Beaver City, at the age of 85. She was born March 12, 1922, in a sod house north of Danbury, the daughter of the late Victor and Etta (Winters) Brown. Lela grew up at Danbury, where she graduated from Danbury High School in 1940...
Ervin August William Petermann (12/24/07)
March 5, 1921-Dec. 21, 2007 ARAPAHOE -- Ervin August William Petermann, 86, died Friday (Dec. 21, 2007), at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born March 5, 1921, at Arapahoe to Frank and Margaret (Monter) Petermann. He grew up on the family farm north of Arapahoe and attended Immanuel Lutheran School, graduating from the eighth grade. He attended Arapahoe High School, graduating in 1940...
Freedia Mae Spencer (12/20/07)
Dec. 2, 1934 - Dec. 16, 2007 BENKELMAN -- Freedia Mae Spencer, was born in rural Dundy County on Dec. 2, 1934, to Leon and Jaunita (Rose) Stamm. She attended country school near her home until it was consolidated with Parks Public Schools, where she graduated in 1952, with honors as class valedictorian. The summer following graduation, Freedia attended classes in McCook where she earned her teaching degree. In the fall, she returned to Dundy County to teach...
Kirby S. Kennedy (12/20/07)
June 15, 1947 - Dec. 16, 2007 KEARNEY -- Kirby S. Kennedy, 60, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2007) at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney. She was born June 15, 1947, in Hastings to Bud and Betty (Carpenter) Harmon. She grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School...
Virginia Margaret Fisher (12/20/07)
Oct. 8, 1926 - Dec. 18, 2007 GRAND ISLAND -- Virginia Margaret Fisher, 81, of Grand Island died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at Riverside Lodge. The family will be greeting friends at 10 a.m., Friday at Riverside Lodge in Grand Island. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell...
Janet Andrews (12/20/07)
Dec. 24, 1936 - Dec. 19, 2007 ARAPAHOE -- Janet Andrews, 70, of Cambridge, died Wednesday (Dec. 19, 2007) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Dec. 24, 1936, in Springer, N.M., to George and Margaret (Miller) Laumbach. ...
Leonard Clayton Davis (12/19/07)
Aug. 30, 1930 - Dec. 17, 2007 NEBRASKA CITY -- Leonard Clayton Davis, 77, formerly of Stratton and Lincoln, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2007) at Golden Living Care Center in Nebraska City. He was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Trenton to Melvin O. and Jennie E. (Cozad) Davis. He attended the School of Visually Handicapped. He was a gift shop owner, rug weaver and musician...
Florence H. Herren (12/18/07)
Irene Mary Sophie (Goltl) Kehlbeck (12/18/07)
Feb. 6, 1912 - Dec. 17, 2007 BIRD CITY -- Irene Mary Sophie (Goltl) Kehlbeck, 95, of St. Francis, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2007) at her home in Bird City. She was born Feb. 6, 1912, in Rawlins County. She married Ernest William Kehlbeck and worked as a homemaker...
Elizabeth Anne Hinze (12/18/07)
Elizabeth Anne Hinze, infant daughter of Dr. Robert and Jennifer Hinze, died Sunday (Dec. 9, 2007) at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. 
She is survived by her parents, Dr. Robert C. and Jennifer A. (Sweeney) Hinze of McCook; brother, Zach Hinze; sisters, Maddy and Jackie Hinze; paternal grandparents, Dr. Steve and wife, Shari Hinze of North Platte; maternal grandparents, Dave Sweeney and wife, Mary of North Platte; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

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Richard 'Dick' B. Lichty (12/17/07)
May 13, 1934-Dec. 14, 2007 Richard "Dick" B. Lichty, 73, of McCook died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at Community Hospital in McCook. On May 13, 1934, he was born in Page, Neb., to Ivan G. and Luella Mae (Anderson) Lichty. He graduated from Walton High School in 1952 and moved to Washington D. C. to work for the FBI in the Fingerprinting Department...
Darrel D. Palmer (12/17/07)
June 11, 1927-Dec. 15, 2007 WILSONVILLE -- Darrel D. Palmer, 80, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2007), at the Avera St. Anthony Hospital in O'Neill. He was born June 11, 1927, near Wilsonville, to Earl E. and Lizzie Belle (Bates) Palmer. He country school and later attended the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis...
Marion A. Culver (12/14/07)
June 26, 1919-Dec. 13, 2007 ORLEANS;-- Marion A. Culver, 88, died Thursday (Dec. 13, 2007) at his home in rural Stamford. He was born June 26, 1919, at Orleans, to George and Selma (Clarine) Culver. He attended District 50 school and graduated from Orleans High School in 1936. He started farming with his father and continued farming until retiring in the late 1980s...
Dennis Johnson (12/14/07)
July 4, 1946-Dec. 14, 2007 CAMBRIDGE -- Dennis Johnson, 61, died Friday (Dec. 14, 2007) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born July 4, 1946, in Cambridge to Lester and Vera (Stevens) Johnson. He graduated from Cambridge High School. On July 22, 1974, he married Linda Gordon. ...
Lelia Lang (12/14/07)
Nov. 19, 1924-Dec. 13, 2007 WILSONVILLE -- Lelia Lang, 83, died Thursday (Dec. 13, 2007) at her home in Wilsonville. She was born Nov. 19, 1924, in rural Furnas County, near Wilsonville to Irwin H. and Melissa P. (Barlow) Orvis. She attended country school at the Good Hope School and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1942. She taught for four years in a country school south of Holbrook...
Jacob Ray Brennan (12/14/07)
Sept. 3, 1956-Dec. 12, 2007 CULBERTSON -- Jacob Ray Brennan died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, near his home west of Culbertson at the age of 51. He was born Sept. 3, 1956, at Stratton, Neb., the son of John and Anna Mae (Randall) Brennan. Jacob grew up at Stratton where he graduated from Stratton High School in 1974...
Lewis Bartlett 'Bart' Snyder (12/14/07)
Nov. 18, 1940 - Dec. 13, 2007 Lewis Bartlett "Bart" Snyder of Oberlin, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was 67 years old. Bart was born on Nov. 18, 1940, in Grangeville, Idaho to Alvin William and Frances Eileen (Tourelle) Leist. As a young child he and his brother were adopted by Vern Snyder. He graduated from Walla Walla High School, Walla Walla, Wash., in 1958, and attended one year of college...
Janet L. (Witte) Davis (12/14/07)
Aug. 3, 1964 - Dec. 12, 2007 CAMBRIDGE -- Janet L. (Witte) Davis, 43, died Wednesday (Dec. 12, 2007) at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn. She was born in Cambridge on Aug 3, 1964, to Gerald M. and Jean M. (Ohlson) Witte. ...
Sylvia Lucille (Neitzel) Daniels (12/12/07)
Nov. 30, 1919 - Dec. 10, 2007 GOODLAND, Kan. -- Sylvia Lucille (Neitzel) Daniels, 88, died Monday (Dec. 10, 2007) at Wheatridge Apartments in Goodland, Kan. She was born Nov. 30, 1919, at St. Francis. She worked as a primary education school teacher. She married William Eugene Daniels...
Martha Ellen (Gugelman) Castor (12/12/07)
March 7, 1908 - Dec. 10, 2007 CURTIS -- Martha Ellen (Gugelman) Castor, 99, died Dec. 10, 2007, at her home in Curtis. She was born March 7, 1908, to Otto and LuEtta (Robinson) Gugelman near Orafino. She graduated from Orafino High School in 1925. She married Glenn Castor on June 23, 1925. He preceded her in death in January 1999. She worked as the Postmaster in Stockville before retiring and moving to Denver, Colo. In 1998, she moved back to Curtis...
Mrs. Beryl V. Harper (12/11/07)
Aug. 25, 1921 - Dec. 8, 2007 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., --  Beryl V. Harper, age 86 of Grand Junction, Colo., entered eternal life on Dec. 8, 2007. She entered this life on Aug. 25, 1921, in Stratton. Mrs. Harper spent her childhood in Stratton and was a graduate of Stratton High School. She married Glenn Harper on Sept. 22, 1943, in Oberlin. Beryl and Glenn made their home briefly in Green River, Wyo., from 1978 to 1988...
Gary Scharf (12/07/07)
Gary Scharf, age 48, of Lincoln, formerly of Curtis, died on Dec. 5, 2007 in Omaha. Devoted father, son, brother, uncle and friend and charismatic and adventurous, he lived his life with humor, love and compassion. Survived by beloved son, Steve of Lincoln; parents, John and Doris of Curtis; sister, Deb of Omaha; brother, John (Barbara) of Curtis, Bob (Gayle) of Gretna; nieces Kristin, Stephanie, Nichole and Kacie; nephews Kevin and Will and loyal dog, Red, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.. ...
Gary Bowers (12/07/07)
Aug. 10, 1968-Dec. 6, 2007 FAIRMONT -- Gary Bowers, 39, formerly of Holbrook, died Thursday (Dec. 6, 2007) at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was born Aug. 10, 1968, at Oxford, to Terry and Cindy (Leiding) Bowers. He was raised in Holbrook and graduated from Holbrook High School in 1986...
Doris M. Crocker (12/07/07)
July 11, 1930-Dec. 5, 2007 Doris M. Crocker of McCook died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 77 years old. Doris was born on July 11, 1930 at Franklin to John William and Mary Deloris (Iler) Eaton. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1948 and attended McCook College for one year...
Carolyn Sue Roth (12/06/07)
July 23, 1956 - Nov. 26, 2007 Carolyn Sue Roth, died Monday (Nov. 26, 2007) at her residence in Denver, Colo., at the age of 51. She was born July 23, 1956, at McCook, the daughter of Rex and Joyce (Jordan) Remington. She grew up on the Remington family farm at Danbury, where she enjoyed riding horses and doing various jobs on the farm...
Doloris Elizabeth Clifton (12/06/07)
Jan. 27, 1924 - Dec. 4, 2007 Doloris Elizabeth Clifton of McCook died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 83 years old. Doloris was born on Jan. 27, 1924, at McCook to Louis John and Susan Anna (O'Dea) Colling. She graduated from Red Willow High School in 1941, and St. Francis College of Nursing in Grand Island in 1947...
Roy L. Seybold (12/05/07)
Jan. 7, 1962 - Dec. 2, 2007 Roy L Seybold, 45, of McCook passed away on Dec.2, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Roy was born Jan. 7, 1962, in McCook to Ron and Donna (McKernan) Seybold. He attended school in McCook. Roy married Kathy Mains on May 19, 1980, in Oberlin. To this union, three children were born...
Ron Hamilton (12/05/07)
Nov. 10, 1947 - Nov. 24, 2007 CHASKA, Minn. -- Ron Hamilton, 60, of Chaska, Minn., formerly of Gothenburg, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Fairview Southdale Hospital. A service celebrating his life was Nov. 28, at Wooddale Church at Eden Prairie with the Rev. Frank Doten officiating. Burial took place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Chaska...
Lois B. McKinley (12/03/07)
March 13, 1913 - Nov. 30, 2007 ELLSWORTH, Kan. -- Lois B. McKinley, 94, formerly of Oberlin, died Friday (Nov. 30, 2007) at Ellsworth Good Samaritan Center. She was born March 13, 1913, in Ellsworth County, Kan., to Charles and Eva (Salsbury) Wennihan. She grew up in Kanona, Kan., and attended Decatur County Schools...
Louise Faye Echols (12/03/07)
July 20, 1915 - Nov. 29, 2007 TRENTON -- Louise Faye Echols died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at El Dorado Nursing Home. She was 92 years old. She was born on July 20, 1915, in Alva, Okla., to Cyrus Sylvester and Linda Bell (Barney) Steward. She graduated from high school in Vega, Texas in 1933. She then married William Echols on July 10, 1933 also in Vega...
Elmoin W. Bailey (12/03/07)
April 26, 1924 - Dec. 2, 2007 OBERLIN -- Elmoin W. Bailey, Sunday (Dec. 2, 2007) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born April 26, 1924, in Decatur County to Elvin and Mabel (Rohan) Bailey. He grew up in Kanona and Jennings, Kan., areas. He attended school in Kanona and Jennings, graduating from Jennings High School ...
Bertha D. (Tongish) Unger (12/03/07)
Sept. 10, 1912- Nov. 29, 2007 LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Bertha "Bert" D. Tongish Unger, 95, of Lakewood, Colo., passed away on Nov. 29, 2007, at the Villa Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Herndon on Sept. 10, 1912, to Andrew and Elizabeth (Hafner) Tongish...
Maxine E. Myers (12/03/07)
Sept. 6, 1921 - Nov. 29, 2007 Maxine E. Myers died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 86. She was born on Sept. 6, 1921, in Republic, Kan., to Donald A. and Willetta (Larkins) Davidson. She graduated from high school in Byron in 1938...