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Obituaries from April 2008

Eunice K. Avery (04/30/08)
Nov. 21, 1918 - April 27, 2008 OBERLIN -- Eunice K. Avery, 89, died Sunday (April 27, 2008) at her home in Oberlin. She was born Nov. 21, 1918, to Alpha and Amelia (Alexander) Mercer in Green Leaf, Kan. She grew up and attended school in Green Leaf...
Dianna Lee Tillotson (04/30/08)
Feb. 15, 1938 - April 25, 2008 WAUNETA -- Dianna Lee Tillotson 70, died Friday (April 25, 2008) at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo. She was born Feb. 15, 1938, at Palisade to Virgil and Esther (Wright) Fanning. She attended school in Trenton graduating from Trenton High School in 1955...
Violet M. Stahly (04/29/08)
Dec. 9, 1914 - April 27, 2008 STRATTON -- Violet M. Stahly, of Stratton, Neb., died Sunday, April 27, 2008, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton, Neb., at the age of 93. She was born Dec. 9, 1914, south of Quinter, Kan., to Richard and Iva (Averill) Hussey. Violet graduated from high school in Goodland, Kan., in 1932. In 1935, she moved to Stratton, where she was employed at the hospital and the Ball grocery store...
Michael Aaron Vrbas (04/29/08)
May 3, 1978 - April 24, 2008 STRATTON -- Michael Aaron Vrbas, 29, died Thursday (April 24, 2008) at his home in Stratton. He was born May 3, 1978, at Columbus to Marlin J. and Marjorie E. (Higley) Vrbas and grew up in Lincoln, where he attended school at St. John's, Meadowlane, and East High...
Oral Ralph Broeker (04/28/08)
Aug. 28, 1921 - April 25, 2008 OXFORD --Oral Ralph Broeker Sr., 86, formerly of Edison, died Friday (April 25, 2008) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Aug. 28, 1921, on the family farm northwest of Orleans in Harlan County to Carl Otto and Clara Louise (Hoppe) Broeker. He received his primary education from the Carter School in Harlan County and graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1939...
Wayne Melvin Madsen (04/28/08)
June 19, 1932 - April 26, 2008 TRENTON -- Wayne Melvin Madsen died on Saturday, (April 26, 2008) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. He was 75 years old. Wayne was born on June 19, 1932, to Victor and Mary (Miller) Madsen in Trenton. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1950...
Elenita Anderson (04/28/08)
Dec. 24, 1926 - April 24, 2008 CURTIS -- Elenita Anderson, 81, died Thursday (April 24, 2008), at Hillside Estates in Curtis after a brief battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 24, 1926, to Benjamin and Ellen Mae (Jensen) Russell at the Fox Creek Pioneer Farm north of Curtis. She grew up at Curtis on the Fox Creek Farm and attended school in Curtis. She graduated from UNSTA in Curtis in 1944...
The Rev. Dean Eldon Herman (04/28/08)
Dec. 25, 1922 - April 24, 2008 CURTIS -- The Rev. Dean Eldon Herman, 85, died Thursday (April 24, 2008. He was born on Dec. 25, 1922, in Tiffin, Iowa to Melvin and Ernestine (Guth) Herman. He served in the Philippines during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart after suffering wounds during the fighting...
James E. Christman (04/25/08)
April 20, 1933-April 24, 2008 TRENTON -- James Edward Christman died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at his home near Trenton, Neb., at the age of 75. He was born April 20, 1933, at Miller, Neb., the son of the late Harry and Anna (Baker) Christman. He grew up at Minatare, Neb., where he graduated from Minatare High School in 1952...
Clifford 'Cliff' Wagner Murray (04/25/08)
March 21, 1916-April 24, 2008 Clifford "Cliff" Wagoner Murray aka "WBOWVE" was born March 21, 1916 in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Arthur Martin Murray and Mary Alice (Wagoner) Murray. He attended Anson High School in Marshalltown. Cliff left Marshalltown in 1942 for Detroit, Mich., where he began his career as a bartender. ...
Lenna Fern (Halley) Brush (04/25/08)
Oct. 26, 1920-April 25, 2008 CAMBRIDGE -- Lenna Fern (Halley) Brush, 87, died Friday (April 25, 2008), at the Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Oct. 26, 1920, in a sod house in Frontier County southeast of Curtis, to George Halley and Ida (Hinton) Halley. She graduated from eighth grade at North Star School in Frontier County...
Judith Ann Weskamp (04/24/08)
Sept. 15, 1942 - April 23, 2008 NORTH PLATTE -- Judith Ann Weskamp, 65, died Wednesday (April 23, 2008) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. She was born Sept. 15, 1942, in McCook to Rueben and Vesta Fern (Harshfield) Weiss. She graduated from high school in McCook in 1960...
Robert K. McEvoy (04/24/08)
Sept. 2, 1924 - Dec. 13, 2007 COLORADO -- Robert K. McEvoy, 83, died Dec. 13, 2007, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. He was born Sept. 2, 1924, at Benkelman, Neb., to Jack and Anne (Ewing) McEvoy and attended school in Benkelman. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy and received his honorable discharge in 1946...
Donaldeen 'Donny' Y. Rowe (04/24/08)
Oct. 12, 1927 - April 22, 2008 CAMBRIDGE -- Donaldeen "Donny" Y. Rowe of Indianola died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was 80 years old. Donny was born on Oct. 12, 1927, in Rockford, Iowa, to Donald V. and Gwendolyn S. (Crowell) Palmer. She graduated from Rockford High School in 1945...
Tom R. Fisher (04/23/08)
Feb. 14, 1958 - April 19, 2008 OBERLIN -- Tom R. Fisher, 50, died Saturday (April 19, 2008) at his home in Oberlin. He was born Feb. 14, 1958, in Oberlin to Royal J. and Darlene D. (Jording) Fisher. He grew up in Oberlin and attended Oberlin Elementary and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1976...
Flora M. Dutcher (04/23/08)
Jan. 26, 1908 - April 22, 2008 Flora M. Dutcher, age 100, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born in a sod house on the homestead of her parents, Austin Wilson "A. W." and Minnie M. (Tucker) Dutcher, in Red Willow County on Jan. 26, 1908...
LaVoine Thomas Collicott (04/23/08)
Dec. 1, 1914 - April 15, 2008 WRAY, Colo. -- LaVoine Thomas Collicott was born Dec. 1, 1914, at his parents sod dugout homestead, south of Haigler in Cheyenne County, Kan. He was one of three children and the only son, born to Charlie Thomas and Glena Alice (Workman) Collicott...
The Rev. Virgil W. Willits (04/22/08)
May 10, 1921 - April 21, 2008 NEWTON, Kan. -- The Rev. Virgil W. Willits, 85, died Monday (April 21, 2008) at Kansas Christian Home in Newton, Kan. He was born May 10, 1921, in Haverhill, Kan., to Clyde Walter and Nancy Loretta (Hayes) Willits. On April 2, 1944, he married Virginia Troup at Enid, Okla. He was a minister serving in church in Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Colorado, Indiana and Kansas. He retired after serving the Disciples of Christ church for 54 years...
Donald G. Sailors (04/22/08)
April 7, 1940 - April 20, 2008 Donald Graydon Sailors entered into the gates of heaven surrounded by his loving family at his side on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 68 after a recent battle with lung cancer. He was born April 7, 1940 at Thedford, Neb., the son of the late Rev. ...
Maurice R. Kammerlohr (04/22/08)
Feb. 7, 1917 - April 18, 2008 Maurice R. Kammerlohr, 91, of McCook, Neb., formerly of Lexington, died Friday (April 18, 2008) at McCook. He was born Feb. 7, 1917, at Spring Ranch, Neb., near Hastings, to Frank and Hazel (Coba) Kammerlohr. He moved with his family as a young boy to McCook where he graduated from high school with the class of 1935. ...
Gunnar W. Blanke (04/22/08)
Sept. 23, 1946 - March 31, 2008 DENVER, Colo. -- Gunnar W. Blanke of Denver, Colo., died suddenly on March 31, 2008, while working onsite at the age of 61. Gunnar was born Sept. 23, 1946, in Atchinson, Kan., the son of the late Dorothy and Jack Blanke Jr...
Roxanne R. Pavlicek (04/22/08)
Dec. 15, 1940 - April 18, 2008 MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Roxanne R. Pavlicek, 67, formerly of Oberlin, died Friday (April 18, 2008) at her home in Memphis, Tenn. She was born Dec. 15, 1940, in Oberlin to Gale and Genola (Southward) Ridgway. She grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Decatur County High School in 1958...
Mary Katherine 'Kitty' Sramek (04/22/08)
June 17, 1942 - April 20, 2008 BENKELMAN -- Mary Katherine "Kitty" Sramek died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Neb. She was born June 17, 1942, in Marysville, Ohio, the daughter of Edward and Geneva (Delay) Fetty. She grew up in Ohio, and met her husband Jr. in Denver, Colo., where both were visiting others...
Edna Geisler (04/21/08)
Jan. 21, 1920 - April 19, 2008 NORFOLK -- Funeral services for Edna Geisler, 88, of Norfolk will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Chip Winter officiating. Burial will be at the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons, Neb., at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday...
James 'Jim' S. Parsons (04/21/08)
Feb. 13, 1934-Oct. 16, 2007 VANCOUVER, Wash. -- James "Jim" Parsons of Vancouver, Wash., passed away Oct. 16, 2007, at the age of 73, in a multi-vehicle accident during a California dust storm near Mojave, Calif. Jim was born in McCook, Neb., on Feb. 13, 1934, to Harry and Mollie Parsons. He moved to the Vancouver area in 1977...
Eggert 'Eck' Olsen (04/21/08)
Oct. 26, 1919 - April 20, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- Eggert "Eck" Olsen, 88, of Beaver City, formerly of Arapahoe and Hendley area died Sunday (April 20, 2008) at Phelps Memorial Hospital at Holdrege. He was born Oct. 26, 1919, at Minden to Eggert and Andrea (Erickson) Olsen. He was raised in Minden where he attended school. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church at a young age...
LaVoine T. Collicott (04/18/08)
HAIGLER -- LaVoine T. Collicott, 93, formerly of Haigler, died Tuesday (April 15, 2008), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Wray, Colo. Family will receive friends Sunday, 6-8 p.m., at Spellman-Schmidt Funeral Home in Wray. Funeral services will be Monday, 10 a.m., at the Haigler United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Douglass officiating. Interment will be at the Haigler Cemetery...
Ten Seng (04/18/08)
Jan. 2, 1920 - April 6, 2008 Ten Seng of McCook, Neb., and Phoenix, Ariz., passed away on Sunday morning of April 6, 2008, at the wonderful age of 88. He was born in the province of Kampot, Cambodia on Jan. 2, 1920. He met his beautiful bride in the neighboring town at the age of 18 and they had a wonderful life together for 70 years. He was very active in his community. He served on the community council. Ten Seng was the county defense minister and was the town counselor...
Loyl J. Wilson (04/18/08)
Dec. 19, 1922 - April 17, 2008 OBERLIN -- Loyl J. Wilson, 85, died Wednesday (April 17, 2008) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Decatur County to John A. and Irene (Hedley) Wilson. He grew up on a farm southwest of Oberlin and attended North Valley School...
John 'Jack' Julian Abbuhl (04/18/08)
July 25, 1928 - April 16, 2008 RED OAK, Iowa -- John Julian (Jack) Abbuhl, 79, formerly of Palisade died Wednesday (April 16, 2008) at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa. He was born July 25, 1928, in Palisade, Neb., to Ziba and Pearl Arinda (Smoots) Abbuhl. He grew up in Palisade and graduated from Palisade High School in 1945...
Kathy Marie Matson (04/17/08)
Fritz McCoy (04/17/08)
Oct. 4, 1936 - April 15, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- Fritz McCoy, 71, died Tuesday (April 15, 2008) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Oct. 4, 1936, south of Arapahoe to Floyd and Mamie (King) Breinig. She was baptized in the Christian faith at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe. She graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1953. After graduation she attended business school in Denver, Colo...
Tom T. Remus (04/17/08)
Sept. 9, 1938 - April 13, 2008 AURORA, Colo. -- Tom T. Remus, 69, died Sunday (April 13, 2008) in his home in Aurora, Colo. He was born Sept.9, 1938, in Wellfleet to Mae (Gadway) and Alfred Remus. He graduated from UNSTA - Curtis in 1955 and he married Betty Fruit in 1964...
Arlyn Wesley Cox (04/17/08)
May 7, 1934 - April 12, 2008 CHAMPION -- Arlyn Wesley Cox, 73, died Saturday (April 12, 2008) at Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln. He was born in Champion on May 7, 1934, to John "Kermit" and Wilma Cox. He attended Champion Grade School until the eighth grade. ...
Don Meints (04/11/08)
Howard Schneider (04/15/08)
Oct. 17, 1929 - April 13, 2008 Howard Schneider, age 78, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, with his family by his side. He was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Hayes County, Neb., to Peter T. and Mary (Giespert) Schneider. He attended Hayes County schools. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict...
Vyonna L. Fowler (04/14/08)
April 29, 1926 - April 10, 2008 HASTINGS -- Vyonna L. Fowler, 81, died Thursday (April 10, 2008) at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. She was born April 29, 1926, in Palisade to Lynn and Ruth (Mellott) Christner. She graduated from Hayes County High School in Hayes Center and taught country school for two years...
Vada Dell (Beeson) Leach (04/14/08)
Nov. 23, 1927 - April 10, 2008 BIRD CITY -- Vada Dell (Beeson) Leach, 80, died Thursday (April 10, 2008) at Cheyenne County Hospital. She was born Nov. 23, 1927, in Cheyenne County, Kan. She married William "Bill" W. Leach and worked as a homemaker...
Howard Wesley Sawyer (04/14/08)
Aug. 13, 1918 - April 11, 2008 ST. FRANCIS  -- Howard Wesley Sawyer, 89, formerly of Bird City, died Friday (April 11, 2008) at Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis. He was born Aug. 13, 1918, in Bird City. He worked as a barber and was a real estate salesman. He married E. Louise Sawyer...
R. Lynn Oliva (04/11/08)
Jan. 19, 1948-April 9, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- R. Lynn Oliva, 60, died Wednesday (April 9, 2008), from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident one mile north of Arapahoe on Highway 283. He was born Jan. 19, 1948, at Stockton, Kan., to William and Cleota (Carmichael) Oliva. He was raised in the Stockton area and graduated from Stockton High School in 1966. He served in the National Guard after his graduation...
Rawleyce Ionne Rife (04/10/08)
Nov. 7, 1928 - April 8, 2008 STRATTON -- Rawleyce Ionne Rife, 79, of Stratton, died Tuesday (April 8, 2008) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Nov. 7, 1928, in the Eden Precinct north of Stratton in Hitchcock County to Guy F. and Florence H. (Long) West and attended country school near her home. She was a graduate of Wauneta High School...
Lula Belle Williams (04/09/08)
June 1, 1916 - April 7, 2008 IMPERIAL -- Lula Belle Williams, 91, died Monday (April 7, 2008), at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. She was born on June 1, 1916, on her father's homestead near Lamont, in northwest Dundy County, to Hiram A. and Fannie L. (Turner) Davis. She attended the Broad Valley School District No. 59 through the eighth grade and attended Sunday school in Lamont...
Jim F. Campbell (04/08/08)
Aug. 27, 1928 - April 5, 2008 Jimmy 'Jim' F. Campbell, died Saturday (April 5, 2008) at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 79. He was born Aug. 27, 1928, at York, the son of the late Morris A. and Mary Eva ( Flint) Campbell. Jim grew up in York, where he graduated from York High School in 1946...
Violet M. Aman (04/08/08)
Nov. 19, 1935 - April 7, 2008 HOLDREGE -- Memorial services for Violet M. Aman will be conducted from Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, on Thursday, at 2:30 p.m., with Mr. Mark Wagner, officiating. Private family inurnment will be at a later date...
Marty R. Crampton (04/08/08)
Sept. 23, 1964 - April 6, 2008 LEVANT, Kan. -- Marty R. Crampton, 43, died Sunday (April 6, 2008) in rural Thomas County, Kan. He was born Sept. 23, 1964, in Cambridge to Kenneth and Kathleen Crampton. He had lived in Colby, Kan., area since 1973. He worked as a farmer...
Henrietta Ann Bremer (04/08/08)
Feb. 21, 1928 - April 4, 2008 OBERLIN -- Henrietta Ann Bremer, 80, died Friday (April 4, 2008) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Decatur County to Henry A. and Mabel (Ericson) Olson. She grew up on a farm in Sappa Township in Decatur County. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1946, and Colorado Women's College in Denver, Colo., in 1948...
Ruth Carol Cappel (04/04/08)
Robert Ernest Peters (04/07/08)
May 7, 1916 - April 5, 2008 Robert Ernest Peters died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Willow Ridge Retirement Community in McCook. He was 91 years old. He was born, May 7, 1916, in Red Willow County northwest of Marion to John Coleman and Mina (Drain) Peters. At age three he moved with his family southwest of McCook to the present farm in Hitchcock County. He attended rural school and McCook High School...
Clarence 'Andy' Anderson (04/04/08)
Sept. 1, 1931-April 2, 2008 GRANT -- Clarence "Andy" Anderson, 76, died Wednesday (April 2, 2008) in an automobile accident near Grant. He was born Sept. 1, 1931, at Windom, Minn., to Arthur H. and Petra C. (Valen) Anderson. He moved with his family to Sioux City, Iowa, where he attended school, graduating from East High School in 1949...
Glenn W. Morgan (04/03/08)
Thelma M. Albrecht (04/04/08)
Sept. 12,1911 - April 3, 2008 Thelma M. Albrecht died Thursday (April 3, 2008) at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 96. She was born Sept. 12, 1911, in Frontier County, the daughter of the late Timothy and Edna (Wilson) Dewane. In 1918, the family moved to McCook, where they owned and operated the McCook Grocery store. She received her education in McCook...
Herman Howard 'Smokey' Pritchett (04/04/08)
Obituary Aug. 23, 1923 - April 3, 2008 CAMBRIDGE -- Herman Howard "Smokey" Pritchett of McCook died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was 84 years old. Smokey was born on August 23, 1923, in Dekalb, Ala., to Lawrence E. and Annie Mae (Blanks) Pritchett. He entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 12, 1943, and served in France during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 22, 1945...
William Junior Anderson (04/04/08)
Nov. 27, 1928 - April 3, 2008 ARAPAHOE  -- William Junior Anderson, 79, of Elwood died Thursday (April 3, 2008) at Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. He was born Nov. 27, 1928, in the Homerville area, in Gosper County to William L. and Meryl J. (Whistler) Anderson. He attended grammar school at Homerville and graduated from Elwood High School in 1946...
Berenece F. McKay (04/04/08)
Feb. 10, 1912 - April 3, 2008 OBERLIN -- Berenece F. McKay, 96, died Thursday (April 3, 2008) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Feb. 10, 1912, to Noah and Martha Fortin in Dresden, Kan. She grew up on a farm near Dresden and graduated from Dresden High School in 1931...
Kent Allen Ploussard (04/04/08)
May 27, 1956 - April 2, 2008 OBERLIN -- Kent Allen Ploussard, 52, died Wednesday (April 2, 2008) in Oberlin. He was born May 27, 1956, at Oberlin, to Lee and Joyce (Claar) Ploussard. He grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1974...
Jane 'Jean' Elizabeth Carmichael (04/03/08)
June 30, 1931 - April 2, 2008 INDIANOLA -- Jane "Jean" Elizabeth Carmichael died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at her home in Indianola. She was 76. She was born in New York City, N.Y., on June 30, 1931, to John and Mary Gorycki. She graduated in 1948 in New York...
Ivan C. Brunkhorst (04/03/08)
Feb. 10, 1925 - April 1, 2008 STRATTON -- Ivan C. Brunkhorst, 83, died Tuesday (April 1, 2008) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Feb. 10, 1925, to Ernest and Sophia (Haarberg) Brunkhorst in Sharon Springs, Kan. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He moved with his family at an early age to Imperial, where he attended school through the eighth grade. He then helped his parents on their farm, and moved with them to the Wauneta Frenchman Valley area...
Jesse L. Carbaugh (04/02/08)
Jan. 8, 1920 - March 31, 2008 COZAD -- Jesse L. Carbaugh, 88, formerly of Elwood, died Monday (March 31, 2008) at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. He was born Jan. 8, 1920, in Gosper County to Johnnie and Daisy (Morgan) Carbaugh. He attended rural Gosper County schools before attending Elwood High school and graduated in 1939. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and later graduated from Lincoln School of Commerce...
Naomi L. Carter (04/02/08)
Dec. 28, 1921 - April 1, 2008 JENNINGS, Kan. -- Naomi L. Carter, 86, died Tuesday (April 1, 2008) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Dec. 28, 1921, at Plainville, Kan., to the Rev. Arthur and Laura (Lewis) Carlton. She grew up in Beloit, Norton and Goodland, Kan. She graduated from Goodland High School. She attended Fort Hays State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in education...
Charlie O. Carlson (04/01/08)
Aug. 24, 1911 - March 31, 2008 STRATTON -- Charlie O. Carlson, 96, of Stratton died Monday (March 31, 2008), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born Aug. 24, 1911, at Stratton, to French and Lena (Kisling) Carlson and graduated from Stratton High School in 1930...
Raymond A. Smith (04/01/08)
Oct. 31, 1922 - March 30, 2008 Raymond A. Smith, died Sunday (March 30, 2008) upon arrival at Community Hospital in McCook, at the age of 85. He was born Oct. 31, 1922, at Lexington, the son of the late Arthur Wilbur and Blanche Edith (West) Smith. Raymond grew up at Stockton, Kan., where he graduated from Stockton High School in 1940...