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Obituaries from August 2008

Douglas J. Florom (08/27/08)
March 13, 1952 - Aug. 25, 2008 MAYWOOD --Douglas J. Florom, 56 of Firth, NE formerly of Maywood, died Aug. 25, 2008, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln, Neb. Douglas J. Florom was born on March 13, 1952 to Herbert and CeCelia (Bates) Florom at Curtis, Neb. He attended school in Maywood graduating from Maywood High School in 1970...
Laberta Lee Kier (08/29/08)
Sept. 6, 1930-Aug. 28, 2008 BENKELMAN -- Laberta Lee Kier, 77, died Thursday (Aug. 28, 2008) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. She was born Sept. 6, 1930, on the Brown family homestead to Albert and Thelma Brown. She was raised in Colorado. On Sept. 12, 1948, she married Richard Lee Kier...
Edith L. Sukraw (08/29/08)
Jan. 18, 1917-Aug. 29, 2008 NORTH PLATTE -- Edith L. Sukraw, 91, died Friday (Aug. 29, 2008) at Linden Court in North Platte. She was born Jan. 18, 1917, in Palisade, to Ray and Lilly (Troxel) Colson. She was raised near Hamlet, where she graduated in 1934 from Hamlet High School...
Kendall S. Rice (08/29/08)
Lynn Jay Moore (08/29/08)
Ann Martin (08/29/08)
Aug. 7, 1917 - Aug. 28, 2008 HERNDON -- Ann Martin, 91, died Thursday (Aug. 28, 2008) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Aug. 7, 1917, on a farm near Beardsley, Kan., to Adam and Hester (Rooney) Haller. She grew up on the farm and attended Beardsley Country School...
Mary Alice Ryman Vette (08/29/08)
Jan. 29, 1917 - Aug. 22, 2008 FORT WAYNE, Ind.-- Mary Alice Ryman Vette was born to Louis Morton and Cora Ryman on Jan.29, 1917, at Climbing Hill, Iowa. She and her family moved to the Colby and Levant, Kan., area on a farm where she grew up and attended school...
Ervin John Frecks (08/26/08)
Leona E. Breitling (08/27/08)
June 9, 1912 - Aug. 25, 2008 Leona Margaret Elizabeth Breitling died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 96. She was born June 9, 1912, on a farm north of Marion, Neb., the daughter of Jacob and Martha (Boll) Leibbrandt. She grew up on the family farm and was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church at Ash Creek...
Hal Dudley Tecker (08/26/08)
Aug. 13, 1936 - Aug. 24, 2008 PARKS -- Hal Dudley Tecker, 72, of Parks, died Sunday (Aug. 24, 2008) at Wray Community District Hospital. Before he was born, the devastating Republican River flood of 1935 washed everything away including the roads leading to doctors. ...
Robert 'Bob' Alan Stewart (08/22/08)
Dec. 6, 1955-Aug. 22, 2008 LINCOLN -- Robert "Bob" Alan Stewart, 52, of Lincoln, died Friday (Aug. 22, 2008). He was born Dec. 6, 1955, in McCook, Nebraska to Kenneth and Donna (Moore) Stewart. He was the co-owner of L&C Lawn Care in Lincoln. Preceded in death by a son, Dennis A. Stewart and his grandparents...
Robert Lee Ward (08/22/08)
Aug. 19, 1925-Aug. 21, 2008 Robert Lee Ward, age 83, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Arapahoe to Elmer Edward and Jessie Mae (Bratt) Ward. He attended Hayes Center Public Schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1947...
Mary Cecelia Walz (08/22/08)
INDIANOLA -- Mary Cecelia Walz of Indianola died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 88 years old. Mary was born on Jan. 31, 1920, at Lawrence, Neb., to Henry Matthew and Catherine Mary (Kuppenbender) Kometscher...
Irene I. Burkhalter (08/22/08)
March 21, 1915 - Aug. 21, 2008 BIRD CITY, Kan. - Irene I. Burkhalter, 93, of rural Cheyenne County, Kan., died Thursday (Aug. 21, 2008) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.
 She was born in Gaylord, Kan., to Robert and Elizabeth (Dowd) Conry on March 21, 1915, and moved with her family to Oberlin and then on to St. Francis, where she graduated from high school...
Mary Ann (Millan) Sramek (08/22/08)
Dec. 25, 1949 - Aug. 20, 2008 ATWOOD -- Mary Ann (Millan) Sramek, 58, died Wednesday (Aug. 20, 2008) in Atwood. She was born in Bangor, Maine, on Dec. 25, 1949, to Elaine and Manuel Millan Jr. She attended Jefferson St. Grade School in Old Town, Maine. In 1963, the family moved to North Glenn, Colo., and then to Norton, Kan. in 1964, where her father had grown up. She graduated from Norton High School in 1968. She then attended Colby Community College for one year...
Gene L. Richard (08/21/08)
Nov. 21, 1921 - Aug. 19, 2008 ST. FRANCIS -- Gene L. Richard, 86, died Tuesday (Aug. 19, 2008) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Dundy County. He married Junice Rose Bruns. He lived at St. Francis and was a farmer...
Jack Henry DeOss (08/20/08)
Nov. 27, 1927 - Aug. 17, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- Jack Henry DeOss, 80, died on Sunday (Aug. 17, 2008) at his home in Arapahoe. He was born Nov. 27, 1927, at Holbrook to Francis H. and Ollie M. (McClelland) DeOss. He attended school at Holbrook High School and graduated with the class of 1946. After school he went into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War...
Ellen Margaret Kennedy (08/19/08)
Oct. 25, 1910 - Aug. 16, 2008 INDIANOLA -- Ellen Margaret Kennedy, formerly of Indianola, Neb., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at Cambridge Manor. She was 97 years old. On Oct. 25, 1910, Ellen was born in Kanona, Kan., to Joseph and Margaret (Janousek) Fiala. ...
Paul Luebbers (08/18/08)
April 12, 1927 - Aug. 3, 2008 CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Paul "Bud" Joseph Luebbers, 81, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008. Born April 12, 1927, in Marienthal, Kan., he was the eldest son of John and Teresa (Werner) Luebbers. Bud was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, American Legion Post 138, and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an Army veteran, Artillery division. He served in Korea...
Alma S. Korb (08/18/08)
Feb. 5, 1911 - Aug. 15, 2008 Alma Sophia Korb died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Neb., at the age of 97. She was born Feb. 5, 1911, in Antalope County, Neb., the daughter of the late Edmond and Mercedes (Haskins) Hubbard. She grew up in Wyoming where she graduated from Fort Laramie, Wyo., High School in 1929...
Lois V. Brant (08/18/08)
Nov. 20, 1919 - Aug. 17, 2008 Lois Virginia Brant died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at Community Hospital in McCook, Neb., at the age of 88. She was born Nov, 20, 1919, at Stratton, Neb., the daughter of the late Samuel Clayton and Eva Mae (Parrot) Cobb. She received her elementary education at Stratton, until the family moved to McCook where she continued her education...
Verna I. Heskett (08/18/08)
Feb. 26, 1919 - Aug. 15, 2008 Verna Irene Heskett died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at Cambridge Manor Home in Cambridge, Neb., at the age of 89. She was born Feb. 26,1919, in Red Willow County, Neb., the daughter of the late Charles Louis and Pearl Mae (Simpson) Heskett. She grew up on the family farm northwest of McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1937...
Beverly Joyce McDonald (08/15/08)
Jan. 17, 1939 - Aug. 13, 2008 HENDERSON, Nev. -- Beverly Joyce McDonald of Henderson Nev., passed away in Mesa on Aug. 13, 2008. She was 69 years old. Beverly was born on Jan. 17, 1939, in McCook, Neb. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Don McDonald, of Henderson, Nev.; daughters, Susan and husband, Jeffery Daniels of West Virginia, Lisa and husband, Carl Grant of Queen Creek, Ariz.; grandchildren, Katie and Bobbie Daniels and Alec Grant; one brother, Dan Ault of Boulder, Colo...
Lionel 'Boz' Rene Verraneault (08/15/08)
Aug. 11, 1924 - Aug. 14, 2008 Lionel "Boz" Rene Verraneault, age 84, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at McCook Community Hospital He was born to Hormidas and Emma (LaRose) Verraneault on Aug, 11, 1924, in Norwich, Conn. He graduated from Plainfield High School in Central Village, Conn., in 1941...
Vera Horn (08/14/08)
Aug. 26, 1920 - Aug. 13, 2008 CALLAWAY -- Vera Horn, 87, of Cambridge, formerly of McCook, died Wednesday (Aug. 13, 2008) at Cambridge, Neb. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at 1 p.m., in the United Methodist Church in Callaway with the Revs. Doug Jones and Jerry Schwarz officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway...
Norman Ray Keith (08/14/08)
Dec. 23, 1929 - Aug. 1, 2008 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Norman Keith died at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Grand Junction on Aug. 1, 2008, at the age of 78. He was born Dec. 23, 1929, near Danbury, Neb., to Clarence and Anna (Farber) Keith. He was raised in Colorado and Danbury and graduated from Danbury School. Norman moved to Grand Junction in 1965, and worked as a mechanic and machine operator for the Grand Junction Drainage District until retirement in 1993...
Miriam J. Smith (08/13/08)
Feb. 26, 1922 - Aug. 12, 2008 BARTLEY -- Miriam J. Smith, 86, of Bartley died Tuesday (Aug 12, 2008) at Cambridge Manor. She was born in Bartley on Feb 26, 1922, to Joseph H. and Viola M. (Smith) Smith. She attended and graduated from Bartley High School in 1939. She attended McCook College for one year and then graduated after one year at Lincoln School of Business...
Nannie Blanche Draper (08/12/08)
July 6, 1919 - Aug. 8, 2008 BENKELMAN -- Nannie Blanche Draper, 79, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Neb. She was born July 6, 1919, in Davie County, N.C., the daughter of Samuel Wesley and Lola Elizabeth (Cook) Ellis. Blanche moved with her family from North Carolina to Nebraska in 1920, by train, and lived on a farm northwest of Benkelman with her family. She attended country school near her home...
Pauline Landrus (08/12/08)
PALISADE -- Pauline Landrus, 84, died Wednesday (Aug. 6, 2008) at her brother, Ray Ridlen's home in Palisade. Survivors include her sons, Daniel Ridlen and wife, Alice, Keith Ridlen and wife, Rhonda and Marvin Ridlen, all of Spokane, Wash.; sisters, Marie Mader of Tacoma, Wash., and Lucille Dinnell and husband, Verlon of Enders; brothers, Carl Ridlen and wife, Virginia of Fairview, Tenn., Ray Ridlen and wife, Thelma of Palisade and Robert Ridlen and wife, DeAnna of Aurora, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Delores Ridlen of Hot Springs, S.D., and Leola Ridlen of Broomfield, Colo.; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.. ...
Raymond Glen 'Pete' Highland (08/12/08)
Sept. 5, 1937 - Aug. 9, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- Raymond Glen "Pete," Highland, age 70 years of Omaha was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Cambridge, Neb., to Glenn and Vera (Campbell) Highland. Pete passed away at Hospice House in Omaha on Aug. 9, 2008, after a long and courageous battle with cancer...
Verna A. Burks (08/12/08)
Feb. 1, 1918 - Aug. 11, 2008 STRATTON -- Verna Annabell Burks died Monday. Aug. 11, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb., at the age of 90. She was born Feb. 1, 1918, in Hamlet, Neb., the daughter of the late Clarence and Ottie Bell (Perkins) Graham. She grew up at Hamlet where she graduated from Hamlet High School in 1937. She began working as a practical nurse at the hospital in Stratton, Neb...
Eltha H. Haussler (08/11/08)
Nettie Pearl Voorhees (08/11/08)
Sept. 24, 1933 - Aug. 9, 2008 CAMBRIDGE -- Nettie Pearl Voorhees, 74, of Cambridge, died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008. She was born in Trenton on Sept. 24, 1933, to David and Marie (Cox) Arendell. She grew up in this area and attended school in McCook, Indianola and Bartley. ...
Fay Claflin (08/11/08)
July 24, 1915 - Aug. 8, 2008 FARNAM -- Fay Claflin, age 93 of Farnam, died Aug. 8, 2008, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born July 24, 1915, at Frontier County to Elmer and Ida (Seybold) Maret. She attended rural school in the Stockville area...
Kent. N. Robertson (08/11/08)
Dec. 21, 1955 - Aug. 7, 2008 COZAD -- Kent Robertson, age 52 of Cozad, died Aug. 7, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 21, 1955, at Lexington to Norman and Lola Hanson Robertson. He was raised in Oxford and graduated from Oxford High School. On Jan. 26, 1980, he married Linda Bennett at Oxford. The family moved to their home south of Cozad in the mid 1980s...
DeWinta Grace McDowell (08/08/08)
Feb. 21, 1926 - Aug. 7, 2008 PALISADE -- DeWinta Grace "Pretty Lady" McDowell died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 at her home in Palisade, Neb., at the age of 82. She was born Feb. 21, 1926, in McCook, Neb., the daughter of the late Elzy and Grace (Hayward) McDowell. She was baptized and confirmed in the Congregational, Church in Hayes Center, Neb. The family farmed in Hayes Center where she grew up and graduated from the Hayes Center High School in 1945...
Larry C. Gardner (08/04/08)
Sue Ellen Heinbigner (08/07/08)
Nov. 7, 1963 - Aug. 4, 2008 CULBERTSON -- Sue Ellen Heinbigner of Culbertson died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was 44 years old. Sue was born on Nov. 7, 1963, in McCook to Jake and Mildred Berniece (Schilz) Heinbigner. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1982, McCook Community College in 1984, and continued her education at Nebraska Christian College in Norfolk...
Carla (Pflum) Pajerski (08/01/08)
Louise Clara Billington (08/05/08)
Dec. 8, 1926 - Aug. 3, 2008 BENKELMAN -- Louise Clara Billington of Benkelman died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Dundy County Hospital. She was 81 years old. Louise was born on Dec. 8, 1926, in rural Dundy County to Jasper Finis and Nellie Mariah (Penn) Richard. She attended Parks High School and graduated later with her GED...
Mildred Helena Tacha (08/01/08)
Geneva M. Morford (08/04/08)
Oct. 18, 1916 - Aug. 2, 2008 OBERLIN -- Geneva M. Morford, 91, died Saturday (Aug. 2, 2008) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Decatur County, Kan., to Harry and Mabel (Adamson) Counter. She grew up on the family farm southwest of Oberlin in Decatur County. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1935 and attended Kansas State University for one year...
Roy Ridlen (08/01/08)
June Cox (08/01/08)
Lucille M. Putz (08/04/08)
Feb. 1, 1932 - Aug. 2, 2008 Lucille M. Putz of McCook, Neb., died Saturday, Aug.2, 2008, at the Community Hospital in McCook. She was 76 years old. Lucille was born in Blue Hill on Feb. 1, 1932, the daughter of Donald and Ida Hoppen Leetsch. She graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1949...
Jim L. Marts (08/01/08)
April 14, 1941-Aug. 1, 2008 Jim L. Marts of McCook, Neb., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was 67 years old. Jim was born at Cambridge, on April 14, 1941, the son of George F. and Hannah O'Dell Marts. He graduated from Bartley High School in 1959...
Leslie Ivan Kirkman (08/01/08)
Nov. 5, 1930-July 31, 2008 MAX -- Leslie Ivan Kirkman, 77, died Thursday (July 31, 2008), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Dundy County, on his family's farm north of Benkelman, to Ivan and Ruby (Pickens) Kirkman. Hewas educated at the Benkelman Schools and graduated with the Class of 1949...
Howard 'Hank' Kisker (08/01/08)
Nov. 18, 1933-July 25, 2008 Howard "Hank" Kisker, 74, Satanta, Kan., died Friday, July 25, 2008 at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, Wichita, Kan., as a result of an auto accident. The son of Frank and Laura (Roedel) Kisker, he was born Nov. 18, 1933, at Red Willow, Neb. Hank moved to Haskell County, Kan., in the late 1960s from McCook, Neb...
Travis John Havel (08/01/08)
Dec. 19, 1997-July 30, 2008 ST. FRANCIS -- Travis John Havel, 20, died Wednesday (July 30, 2008), at St. Francis. He was born Dec. 19, 1987, at Imperial. He was a laborer. Survivors include his father, Brian Havel of Parks; his mother, Sharon Havel of Benkelman; a sister, Amber Havel of Colby, Kan.; and grandparents, John Finley III of St. Francis and Ed and Carol Havel of Imperial...