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Obituaries from March 2008

Wayne Martin Johnsen (03/31/08)
Feb. 7, 1931 - March 27, 2008 ST. FRANCIS -- Wayne Martin Johnsen, 77, died Thursday (March 27, 2008) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. He was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Kearney County. He married Virginia "Jean" Stoltenberg and worked as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic for the county road department...
Wilma Lois Bieck (03/31/08)
Aug. 4, 1916 - March 29, 2008 FREMONT -- Wilma Lois Bieck, 91, died Saturday (March 29, 2008) at Pathfinder House in Fremont. She was born Aug. 4, 1916, to Harold and Elsie (Shields) Stewart in Garnett, Kan. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Garnett High School. ...
Alex Kathryn Snyder (03/31/08)
March 27, 2008 - March 28, 2008 Alex Kathryn Snyder, infant daughter of Douglas and Katy (Knutson) Snyder died at the Omaha Methodist Children's Hospital on March 28, 2008. She was born in Gothenburg on March 27, 2008. She is survived by her parents, Douglas and Katy Snyder and brother, Conner, all of McCook; paternal grandparents, Leland and Linda Snyder of McCook; maternal grandparents, Victor and Nancy Knutson of Wilsonville; great-grandparents, Meredith and Pauline Knutson of Cambridge, Lawrence and Camille Orvis of McCook, Darlene Russell of Curtis and Delma Teel of McCook; aunts; and uncles.. ...
Goldie E. Raulston (03/31/08)
Feb. 12, 1913 - March 25, 2008 OBERLIN -- Goldie E. Raulston, 95, died Tuesday (March 25, 2008) in Simpsonville, S.C. She was born Feb. 12, 1913, in the Lund Community in Decatur County, to Eugene and Clara (Lundquist) Rydquist. She grew up on the family farm in Decatur County...
Floyd LaVerne Hunter (03/28/08)
Nov. 21, 1926-March 28, 2008 Floyd LaVerne Hunter of McCook died Friday, March 28, 2008, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 81 years old. Floyd was born on Nov. 21, 1926, in Lincoln County, Neb., to Walter H. and Petrea (Sorenson) Hunter. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1943. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard on April 29, 1945, and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on July 17, 1945. He also served as a Merchant Marine...
Hazel M. Kilbourn (03/28/08)
Feb. 7, 19140-March 27, 2998 OBERLIN -- Hazel M. Kilbourn, 94, died Thursday (March 27, 2008), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Feb. 7, 1914, at Diller, to Jacob and Cornelia (Willems) Lottman. She was raised in the Diller area and received her education in Diller and Fairbury, graduating in 1931,...
LaVergne McClelland (03/28/08)
OBERLIN -- LaVergne McClelland, 92, died Thursday (March 27, 2008), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was a former resident of Atwood and was residing at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. Survivors include a son, Lowell McClelland of Conway, Ariz.; three daughters, Meredith Hrnchir and husband, Gene of Atwood, Penny Bedenhamer of Carmel, Ind., and Cheryl Smith of California; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Edith 'June' Schmid (03/28/08)
June 30, 1935-March 4, 2008 KALISPELL, Mont. -- Edith "June" Schmid, 72, died March 4, 2008, after battling ALS (Lou Gerhig's Disease), at her home in Kalispell. She was born June 30, 1935, at Parks, to Steven and Marian Reba Ellis. She attended Parks High School and graduated in 1953...
Dora L. 'Lu' Gulley (03/28/08)
May 12, 1942 - March 26, 2008 ATWOOD -- Dora L. "Lu" Gulley, 65, died Wednesday (March 26, 2008) at Atwood Good Samaritan Center. She was born May 12, 1942, to Walter and Ruth (Marshall) Laybourn in Yuma, Colo. She grew up in the Cope, Colo., area and graduated from Liberty High School in 1960...
Daniel 'Dan' Swart (03/28/08)
May 13, 1965 - March 25, 2008 HERNDON -- Daniel "Dan" Swart, 42, died Tuesday (March 25, 2008) at Rawlins County Health Center. He was born May 13, 1965, at Carrington N.D., to Lester and Mary (Hood) Swart. He was a construction worker and a heavy equipment operator and was a resident of Herndon...
O. Ellen Underhill (03/28/08)
Nov. 7, 1932 - March 26, 2008 TRENTON -- Orpha Ellen Underhill, 76, died Wednesday (March 26, 2008) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Hayes County, the daughter of the late Malachi Sedwick and Ruth Ann (Goucher) McVicker. She grew up in Hayes County, where she received her education...
Joseph Paul Reed (03/26/08)
Alene I. Vonderfecht (03/27/08)
Emma E. Aguinaldo (03/28/08)
July 10, 1911 - Dec. 12, 2007 Emma Evelyn Aguinaldo died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at Cridersville, Ohio at the age of 96. She was born July 10, 1911, at Atwood, the daughter of the late Clayton Albert and Mamie Ruth (Egelston) Martin. Emma grew up at McDonald, Kan., where she graduated from McDonald High School in 1931. ...
Laura Marie Svoboda (03/27/08)
Feb. 12, 1928 - March 24, 2008 ELWOOD -- Laura Marie Svoboda, 80, of Elwood died Monday (March 24, 2008) at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. She was born Feb. 12, 1928, at Riverton to Everett T. and Mabel (Schmitz) Siel. She attended and graduated from Riverton High School in 1945...
June Aletha Spickelmier (03/27/08)
June 2, 1923 - March 24, 2008 June (Barger) Spickelmier, age 84, went to be with the Lord Monday March 24, 2008, at her home north of Culbertson after a six year battle with cancer. She was born on the family farm northeast of Culbertson on June 2, 1923, to Chester and Clara (Seybold) Barger. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural county school near her home. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1941 and attended McCook College...
Leon Dale Schrader (03/27/08)
March 11, 1923 - March 22, 2008 Leon Dale Schrader was born March 11, 1923, to John and Lola (Passmore) Schrader in Benkelman. Leon passed away unexpectedly in his home on March 22, 2008. He had just celebrated his 85th birthday with family and friends...
Wynemah M. Cox (03/26/08)
July 23, 1936 - March 23, 2008 HERNDON -- Wynemah M. Cox, passed away Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born July 23, 1936, in Decatur County to George L. and Martha E. (Schrammel) Wurm. Wynemah grew up on the family farm. She graduated from Herndon High School in 1954, then earned her Registered Nurse (RN) diploma in Kansas City...
Mary Barnes (03/26/08)
April 24, 1914 - March 24, 2008 IMPERIAL -- Mary Barnes, 93, died Monday (March 24, 2008) at Chase County Hospital. She was born April 24, 1914, at Canby Precinct in Chase County to John E. and Jane Ellen (Clark) Edwards. She grew up in the Canby Precinct and attended Chase County school until the eighth grade...
June Aletha Spickelmier (03/26/08)
June 2, 1923 - March 24, 2008 June (Barger) Spickelmier, age 84, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 24, 2008, at her home north of Culbertson after a six year battle with cancer. She was born on the family farm northeast of Culbertson on June 2, 1923, to Chester and Clara (Seybold) Barger. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural county school near her home. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1941, and attended McCook College...
Clarence J. 'Kayo' Sattler (03/26/08)
Oct. 12, 1914 -March 24, 2008 HERNDON -- Clarence J. "Kayo" Sattler, 93, died Monday (March 24, 2008) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born Oct. 12, 1914, in a sod house in Richland Township in Rawlins County, to George J. Sattler Jr., and Elizabeth Kleidosty. He grew up in Herndon and attended country school and graduated from Herndon High School in 1933. He attended one year at Kansas State University of Manhattan, Kan...
Harry Howard Eiler (03/25/08)
March 2, 1925 - March 24, 2008 Harry Howard Eiler died Monday, March 24, 2008, at his home in McCook. He was 83 years old. Harry was born to Harry Howard and Lena (Reasnor) Eiler on March 2, 1925, on the family farm near Oberlin. He graduated from Decatur County High School in 1943. On Sept. 8, 1944, he entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 15, 1946, and was awarded the Purple Heart...
Vernon L. Wach (03/25/08)
Oct. 21, 1922 - March 22, 2008 Vernon L. Wach died Saturday (March 22, 2008) at Community Hospital in McCook, at the age of 85. He was born Oct. 22, 1922, on the family farm north of Hamlet, to William and Emilie (Schultz) Wach. He graduated from Hamlet High School in 1940...
Melba Hathaway Benkelman (03/25/08)
June 6, 1916 - March 17, 2008 MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Melba Hathaway Benkelman, 91, died Monday (March 17, 2008) at Meadowlark Hills Care Center in Manhattan, Kan. She was born June 6, 1916, in Marshall, Mo., to William Addison and Alma (Hathaway) Sparks...
Wynemah Cox (03/25/08)
July 23, 1936 - March 23, 2008 HERNDON -- Wynemah Cox, 71, died Sunday (March 23, 2008) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born July 23, 1936, to George L. and Martha E. (Schrammel) Wurm in Logan Township in Decatur County. She grew up in Herndon and graduated from Herndon High School. She continued her education at Kansas City General in nurses training. She lived in Denver, before moving to Herndon in 1976...
Nelda A. Liston (03/25/08)
Nov. 3, 1921 - March 21, 2008 Nelda A. (DeMere) Liston, formerly of Indianola, passed from this earth to join her beloved husband, Jerry on March 21, 2008, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. She had been a resident of Holdrege Memorial Homes for 4-1/2 years...
Eva M. Cuthbertson (03/21/08)
Leon Baney Jr. (03/24/08)
Dec. 14, 1921 - March 21, 2008 BENKELMAN -- Leon Baney Jr., 86, of Benkelman, died Friday (March 21, 2008) at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. He was born Dec. 14, 1921, in Dundy County, north of Benkelman, to Leon and Vera (Crosby) Baney and attended country school near his home. After finishing with school, he worked with his father on the family farm...
Florence A. Conway (03/24/08)
Sept. 6, 1914 - March 18, 2008 Florence A. Conway, age 93, of McCook, formerly of Elkton, Md., died Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Born Sept. 6, 1914, in Fair Hill, Md., she was the last surviving child of 10 children, born to the late Andrew P. and Emma (Hall) Angle...
Anita Christine Callan (03/24/08)
Aug. 24, 1924 - March 21, 2008 CAMBRIDGE -- Anita Christine Callan died Friday, March 21, 2008, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was 83 years old. Anita was born on Aug. 24, 1924, in Red Willow County, to Gustave and Lydia (Schaffert) Unger. She attended school at McCook Public Schools...
Richard LeRoy Baxter (03/21/08)
April 19, 1928 - March 19, 2008 Richard LeRoy Baxter, age 79, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Richard was born in Palisade to Arlie J. and Margaret E. (West) on April 19, 1928. He graduated from Palisade Public School in 1946...
Gary Paul Coker (03/21/08)
Oct. 6, 1937 - March 20, 2008 HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Gary Paul Coker, 70, passed away March 20, 2008, at Hutchinson Hospital. He was born Oct. 6, 1937, in Ness City, Kan., the son of Fred and Emma (Fercking) Coker. A long time Hutchinson resident he was a retired construction worker. On Dec. 27, 1967, he married Margaret P. Barnett in Dighton, Kan., she survives...
Thurber L. Hoyt (03/21/08)
Jan. 2, 1925 - Feb. 29, 2008 ATWATER, Calif. -- Lt. Col. Thurber L. Hoyt, 83, died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home in Merced County, Calif. He was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Culbertson to Homer and Nettie Hoyt. In 1945, he married his wife, Betty. He served in the U.S. ...
Cecelia Rose McConville (03/21/08)
June 5, 1926 - March 18, 2008 Cecelia Rose McConville, age 81, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born June 5, 1926, to Oscar Allyn and Martha Victoria (Behnke) Teel in Freedom. She graduated from Havanna High School in 1943...
Donald F. Chambers Sr. (03/20/08)
July 5, 1922 - March 10, 2008 DENVER, Colo. -- Donald F. Chambers Sr., 85, died March 10, 2008, at his home in Denver, Colo. He was born July 5, 1922, in Holbrook. He married Geraldine Shepherd on Nov. 16, 1943, in Lexington. He was known for his portrayal of Uncle Sam in many parades in Denver for many years...
Dwayne Ray Dickinson (03/20/08)
April 26, 1973 - March 15, 2008 OBERLIN -- Dwayne Ray Dickinson, 34, died Saturday (March 15, 2008) in Oberlin. He was born April 26, 1973, in Oberlin, to James Logan and Wanda Marie (Janousek) Dickinson. He grew up in Oberlin and attended Oberlin Elementary and Decatur Community High School. He went on to attend K-State in Salina, Kan., and Northwest Kansas Area Technical College in Goodland...
Lester 'Bum' A. Malleck (03/19/08)
March 2, 1920 - March 17, 2008 Lester "Bum" A. Malleck, age 88, died Monday, March 17, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born March 2, 1920, to Toney and Fay Marie Catherine (McCool) Malleck in Indianola. He graduated from Indianola Public School in 1936...
Nadine Cross (03/19/08)
Aug. 20, 1924 - March 17, 2008 BOONE, Iowa -- Nadine Cross, 83, died Monday (March 17, 2008) at the Boone County Hospital in Boone, Iowa. She was born on Aug. 20, 1924, in McCook, to Jessie Raymond and Stella (O'Brien) Gragg. She attended school in McCook. She then started working at the McCook Army Base with tool distribution. She also worked as a waitress at Modrells Restaurant in McCook...
Karl Kirwan (03/18/08)
April 6, 1963 - March 7, 2008 DUBLIN, Ireland -- Karl Raymond Kirwan, 44, died Friday (March 7, 2008) in Dublin, Ireland. He was born April 6, 1963, at North Platte to Myron "Mike" and Jean (Larreau) Kirwan. He attended school in Paxton and Vernango and graduated from Chase County High School in Imperial in 1981...
Everna May 'Tude' Gurnsey (03/18/08)
June 8, 1924 - March 15, 2008 BENKELMAN -- Everna May "Tude" Gurnsey, 83, died Friday (March 15, 2008) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born in Yuma County, Colo., on June 8, 1924, to Charles Frank and Bertha (Spellman) Chartier. She attended country school near her home for many years. During World War II, she moved to California, where she worked in the factories and helped support the war effort. She later returned to the area...
Juanita Jane Fisher (03/17/08)
Jan. 8, 1958 - March 15, 2008 Juanita Jane Fisher, 50, died Saturday (March 15, 2008) at her home in McCook. Juanita was born Jan. 8, 1958, in Germany to Loren Eugene and Deloris Jane (Alexander) Morrow while her father was there in the military. She graduated from Central High School in Salina, Kan., in 1975. She continued her education at Salina Area Vocational Tech School earning a certificate in Janitorial Services...
Francis H. Holle (03/14/08)
May 14, 1926-March 13, 2008 ATWOOD -- Francis Henry Holle, 81, died Thursday (March 13, 2008), at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. He was born May 14, 1926, at his parents' rural farm home east of Ludell, to John Julius and Martha Christina (Hanson) Holle. He was baptized May 21, 1926, at his home and confirmed June 1, 1941, at Enne Lutheran Church in Herndon. He graduated from Ludell Public Schools and from Atwood High School in 1944...
Juanita L. 'Nita' Laverach (03/14/08)
May 18, 1927-March 13, 2008 CAMBRIDGE -- Juanita L. "Nita" Laverack, 80, died Thursday (March 13, 2008), at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born May 18, 1927, in Arapahoe, to Lou and Josephine (Dawson) Roepke. She attended and graduated from Arapahoe High School...
Edna Mae (Willis) Maag (03/14/08)
Nov. 4, 1911-March 8, 2008 Edna Mae (Willis) Maag, 96, Ashland, Neb., died Saturday, March 8, 2008 in Lincoln, Neb. Born Nov. 4, 1911, in Wray, Colo., the oldest of seven children to Fern Dallas Willis and Virginia Leta (Grant) Willis. Married to Arthur Otto Maag on Jan. 4, 1931, in Holyoke, Colo. They lived most of their married life in McCook, Nebraska, but also lived some in Wray, Denver, Loveland and Fort Collins, Colo., where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1981...
James A. Stratton (03/14/08)
Feb. 17, 1930 - March 13, 2008 BEAVER CITY -- James A. Stratton, 78, of Beaver City died Thursday (March 13, 2008) at Beaver City Manor. He was born Feb. 17, 1930, at Hendley to Albert and Delilah (Gentry) Stratton. He attended grade school and high school at Hendley. He graduated from Beaver City High School with the class of 1947. Following graduation, he started farming with his father...
Gernadine Helen Bortner (03/14/08)
May 11, 1927 - March 13, 2008 Gernadine Helen Bortner died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 80. She was born May 11, 1927, in Hitchcock County, the daughter of the late Willard and Helen (Nelson) Schlegel. She grew up in Hitchcock County where she graduated from rural school and also graduated from Culbertson High School in 1944...
Fred Edward Plourd (03/12/08)
Donald J. McKillip (03/13/08)
Sept. 6, 1924 - Feb. 22, 2008 CONCORD, Calif. -- Donald J. McKillip died Feb. 22, 2008, at Concord, Calif., at the age of 83. He was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Denver, Colo., the son of the late Norbert J. and Claire Anna (McKenna) McKillip. He graduated from McCook Senior High School in 1943. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps and served as a flight engineer on B17s with the Eighth Air Force and was a Sergeant when he was honorably discharged in November of 1945...
Rayburn Glenn Childers (03/13/08)
Dec. 24, 1923 - March 7, 2008 Rayburn Glenn Childers, 84, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2008, at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash., after a short bout with kidney cancer. Rayburn was born Dec. 24, 1923, to Glenn Wilson Childers and Eunice Marie (Neff) Childers in Campus, Kan. He was the second of six siblings. All of his siblings except his sister, Jane Schlittenhardt of Arizona, preceded him in death...
Isak James Wegele (03/13/08)
Isak James Wegele, infant son of Mark and Shannon (Warford) Wegele was born prematurely Monday (March 10, 2008) at Community Hospital. He went to be with his Savior the same day. Survivors include his parents, Mark and Shannon of McCook; brothers, Robert Hale Enlow IV, Dustin Dale Enlow; grandparents, Sheila and Dick Fisher of McCook and Doug and Janice Viter of Gothenburg...
Blanch Margaret Brown (03/13/08)
April 26, 1908 - March 11, 2008 Blanch Margaret Brown died on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at El Dorado Manor. She was 99. Blanch was born on April 26, 1908, at Hallam, to Henry and Carrie (Schnieder) Rippen. She attended County School Dist. 141 near Kramer. Her family moved to Culbertson in 1926...
Ruth Virginia Johnson (03/13/08)
Jan. 9, 1919 - March 11, 2008 HAYES CENTER -- Ruth Virginia Johnson of Hayes Center passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Countryside Care Center in Gordon. Ruth was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Hayes Center to William and Mary (Bailey) Jeffers. She graduated from Palisade High School in 1937...
Mary Elizabeth (Weaver) Shahan (03/12/08)
May 11, 1925 - March 9, 2008 ST. FRANCIS -- Mary Elizabeth (Weaver) Shahan, 82, of Bird City died Sunday (March 9, 2008) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. She was born May 11, 1925, in Cheyenne County, Kan. She married Demi Shahan. They lived in Bird City. She was a homemaker...
Mello John Langenfeld (03/11/08)
April 10, 1925 - March 6, 2008 IMPERIAL -- Mello John Langenfeld, 82, died Thursday (March 6, 2008), at Chase County Community Hospital. He was born April 10, 1925, to William F. and Ludvina (Kohles) Langenfeld. He attended Saint Joseph School in Earling and graduated from Creighton University. He taught school at Neola and Paton, Iowa. He started working for John Deere in 1952...
Mary Magdalen Mullanix (03/11/08)
Nov. 28, 1917 - March 8, 2008 IMPERIAL -- Mary Magdalen Mullanix, 90, died Saturday (March 8, 2008) at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. She was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Cass County near Avoca, to Nicholas Louis and Clara Helen (Jorgensen) Kohl. She moved with her family to Chase County, where she grew up and attended school. She graduated from Chase County High School in 1935. She then attended Barnes Business College in Denver, Colo., for two years...
Ilda Irene Dodson (03/11/08)
Feb. 16, 1907 - March 8, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- Ilda Irene Dodson, 101, formerly of Arapahoe, died Saturday (March 8, 2008) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Feb. 16, 1907, south of Edison to Clyde and Lillian (Bishop) Fleharty. After attending grade school south of Edison, she drove a horse and buggy for four years to attend Edison High School and graduated with top honors...
Lucille Ora Bradley (03/10/08)
Aug. 27, 1912 - March 7, 2008 BENKELMAN -- Lucille Ora Bradley, 95, died Friday (March 7, 2008) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born Aug. 27, 1912, in Greenfield, Iowa to Frank and Wynona (Hoop) Birt and attended elementary school in Williamson, Iowa. She graduated from high school in Prescott, Iowa. She went on to further her education at Business School in Grand Island and attended Lawrence Welk Dance Academy...
Caroline F. Rippen (03/07/08)
Donald L. 'Don' Hodson (03/10/08)
Fred W. Bremer (03/10/08)
Feb. 8, 1926 - March 7, 2008 OBERLIN -- Fred W. Bremer, 82, died Friday (March 7, 2008) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Norton, Kan., to George and Leola (Wood) Bremer. He grew up in Dresden, Kan., and attended school in Dresden. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1944...
Thelma Louise Spiers (03/10/08)
May 14, 1917 - March 8, 2008 OBERLIN -- Thelma Louise Spiers, 90, died Saturday (March 8, 2008) at Decatur County Hospital. She was born May 14, 1917, in Jewel County, Kan., to John J. and Ray Frances (Coleman) Clawson. She grew up in Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming...
Zane Jesse Pace (03/07/08)
Zane Jesse Pace, infant son of Jesse and Kristina (Budke) Pace was born prematurely on March 7, 2008, at Community Hospital. He went to be with his Savior the same day. Preceding him in death were his great-grandparents, Ann Pace and Lois Stewart. Survivors include his parents, Jesse and Kristina Pace; two sisters, Zoey and Zeah Pace of the home; grandparents, Robert and Joyce Pace of Cambridge and Blaine and Ann Budke of McCook; great-grandparents, Cecil Pace of Kearney, Wayne Stewart of McCook and Ed and Betty Budke of San Diego, Calif.; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.. ...
Francis L. 'Sam' Farr (03/07/08)
Dec. 30, 1922-March 6, 2008 OBERLIN -- Francis L. "Sam" Farr, 85, died Thursday (March 6, 2008), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Dec. 30, 1922, at Scott City, Kan., to James and Ida (Patton) Farr. He was raised in Scott City and received his education there...
Mel Langenfeld (03/07/08)
IMPERIAL -- Mel Langenfeld, 82, died Thursday (March 6, 2008), at Chase County Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Kate of Imperial; four sons, Bill Langenfeld of Cool, Calif., Gary Langenfeld of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mike Langenfeld and wife, Susie of Cool, and John Langenfeld and wife, Cindy of Wiggins, Colo.; two daughters, Connie Pribbeno and husband, Jeff of Imperial and Ruth Eechaute and husband, Dean of Warrenton, Mo.; two brothers, Joe and wife, Ann Langenfeld of Onawa, Iowa and Bob Langenfeld of Texas; three sisters, Marie Graeve of Earling, Iowa, Delores Jacoby and husband, Joe of Waterloo, Iowa and June Assmann of Dunlap, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.. ...
Larry 'John' D. Larreau (03/07/08)
Feb. 3, 1939 - March 2, 2008 ARNOLD -- Larry "John" D. Larreau, 69, died Sunday (March 2, 2008) at Callaway Hospital. Larry was born Feb. 3, 1939, in Thedford to Marie Martha Williams and Otis Larreau. He grew up in Arnold, graduating from Arnold High School in 1956...
Josephine 'Jody' Braun (03/06/08)
Oct. 29, 1916 - Jan. 29, 2008 Josephine "Jody" Braun, died Jan. 29, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 91. She was born Oct. 29, 1916, in McCook, the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Kathryn E. (Phillips) Downs. She grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School...
Margaret Heskett (03/04/08)
Aline Opal Beck (03/03/08)
March 13, 1920 - Feb. 26, 2008 ELWOOD -- Aline Opal Beck, 87, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2008) at Elwood Care Center in Elwood. She was born March 13, 1920, at Lexington to Warren and Gertrude (Mowry) Seaman. She grew up in the Lexington area and graduated from Lexington High School in 1937...
Albert W. Farr (03/03/08)
April 23, 1917 - Feb. 29, 2008 CAMBRIDGE -- Albert W. Farr, 90, of Cambridge died Friday (Feb. 29, 2008) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born April 23, 1917, in Frontier County near Eustis to Fred and Francis (Schieber) Farr. The family then moved to a farm north of Cambridge. He attended Prairie Bell grade school before attending Cambridge High School for one year. He then began farming with his father on the family farm...
Elsie Kessler (03/03/08)
May 27, 1918 - Feb. 28, 2008 Elsie Kessler, 89, died Thursday (Feb. 28, 2008) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. She was born May 27, 1918, at Hiawatha in Dundy County to Joseph Guy and Ella O'Tillie (Talmon) Hendrix. She attended District No. 12 school at Hiawatha. She married Michael Andrew Kessler on Oct. 11, 1937, at Imperial. They moved to a farm in the Hiawatha community. Due to failing health, she moved to Heritage of Wauneta Care Center and lived there until her death...
Kenneth Werner (03/03/08)
Sept. 16, 1953 - Feb. 29, 2008 IMPERIAL -- Kenneth Werner, 54, died Friday (Feb. 29, 2008) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. He was born Sept. 16, 1953, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Art "Shorty" and Rose (Oeseau) Werner. He attended school until the eighth grade and self taught himself in auto body work and truck driving...
Frances Eva Allen (03/03/08)
June 3, 1923 - March 1, 2008 INDIANOLA -- Frances Eva Allen died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. She was 84 years old. Frances was born June 3, 1923, in a sod house north of Indianola to Francis Wilford and Johanna (Schutte) Sughroue. She attended country school her first eight grades and graduated from Indianola High School in 1940...
Vernon Thomas Mitchem (03/03/08)
Feb. 22, 1916 - Feb. 29, 2008 Vernon Thomas Mitchem of McCook, died on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Heritage Nursing Home of Wauneta. He was 92 years old. Vernon was born on Feb. 22, 1916, at Simla, Colo., to Jess Albert and Viretta (Bales) Mitchem. He attended McCook Public Schools...