[mccookgazette.com] Fair ~ 35°F  
High: 58°F ~ Low: 28°F
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Obituaries from March 2009

Jim Johnston (03/30/09)
Mary Lucille Stackhouse (03/31/09)
April 11, 1915 - March 29, 2009 LACROSSE, Kan. -- Mary Lucille Stackhouse, 93, died Sunday (March 29, 2009) at Rush County Nursing Home. She was born April 11, 1915, in rural Jewell County, Kan., to Charlie E. and Martha E. (Crumley) Stackhouse. She grew up in Jewell County and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1933. She attended Fort Hays and received her teaching certificate...
Sierra Ariella Schermerhorn (03/30/09)
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Sierra Ariella Schermerhorn, infant daughter of Anthony "Tony" and Danielle (Barth) Schermerhorn entered into her heavenly home on March 16, 2009, at Las Vegas, Nev. Survivors include her parents, Anthony and Danielle Schermerhorn of Pahrump, Nev.; two sisters, Kirsten Ivy Schermerhorn and Sonya Isabelle Schermerhorn of Pahrump, Nev.; grandparents, Gary and Donna Barth of Culbertson; Wayne and Linda Schermerhorn of Natural Bridge, N.Y.; great-grandmothers, Margie Welsh of McCook, Patricia Schermerhorn of Brooksville, Fla., and Margaret Pettit of Carthage, N.Y.; uncles, Marshall Barth of Kearney and Jonathan Barth of Culbertson; and one aunt, Angela Schermerhorn of Natural Bridge, N.Y.. ...
Leveta B. Sailors (03/30/09)
Nov. 11, 1917 - March 28, 2009 TRENTON -- Leveta B. Sailors, 91, died Saturday (March 28, 2009) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Hayes County to Leo and Elsie B. (Witt) Cross. A private inurnment will be at the Palisade Cemetery at a later date...
Dustin Dizmang (03/27/09)
KEARNEY -- Dustin Dizmang, 22, died Friday (March 27,, 2009), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He is survived by his father, John Disman of Seward; his mother, Ruth Dismang of Imperial; sister, Desiree Barrett and fiance Craig Loeffler of Imperia; a step-brother, Scott Dismang of Sterling, Colo.; and a step-sister, Tiana Dismang of Colorado...
Dale E. Gill (03/26/09)
May 7, 1919 - March 24, 2009 HASTINGS -- Dale E. Gill, 89, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village. Services will be Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., at Brand-Wilson Chapel, Hastings, Neb., with Jim Pettitt officiating. Burial will be Saturday at 2 p.m., at Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, Neb...
Lois V. Wilcox (03/26/09)
April 25, 1922 - March 25, 2009 Lois Virginia Wilcox died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 86. She was born April 25, 1922, in Hitchcock County, near Culbertson, Neb., the daughter of the late Edward P. and Elizabeth (Lenhart) Cook. Lois grew up at Culbertson and attended Culbertson High School...
Robert S. 'Bob' Felton (03/26/09)
July 29, 1915 - March 23, 2009 BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Robert S "Bob" Felton, 93, Beaverton, Ore, died on Monday, March 23, 2009. Bob was born on July 29, 1915, in Burns Wyo., to Harry and Melissa (Smith) Felton. He graduated from Cheyenne, Wyo., High School...
Dorothy Mae Rummel (03/23/09)
Rashanna M. Fulmer (03/25/09)
Feb. 2, 1979 - March 23, 2009 HOLDREGE -- Funeral services for Rashanna M. Fulmer will be conducted from the Holcomb Evangelical Free Church north of Holdrege, on Friday, March 27, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev.Todd Marcy officiating. Following the traditional funeral service, a private family inurnment will be at a later date...
Darel Dean Perkins (03/25/09)
March 4, 1938 - March 24, 2009 BEAVER CITY -- Darel Dean Perkins, 71, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., formerly of the Stamford and Beaver City area, died Tuesday (March 24, 2009) at his home in Minnesota after a short battle with cancer. He was born March 4, 1938, at Beaver City to Herman and Beth (Andrews ) Perkins. He grew up in Furnas County, graduating in 1955 from Beaver City High School...
Dell O. Pomeroy (03/25/09)
Jan. 11, 1938 - March 24, 2008 OBERLIN -- Dell O. Pomeroy, 71, died Tuesday (March 24, 2009) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Jan. 11, 1938, in Phillips County, Kan., to Stanford and Challice (Johnson) Pomeroy. He grew up in Phillips County and graduated from Phillipsburg High School. He was a member of the National Guard...
Rodney Rowley (03/20/09)
Stan Smith (03/18/09)
Ramona May Faser (03/20/09)
July 14, 1917 - Feb. 23, 2009 HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. -- Ramona May Faser died Feb. 23, 2009, at Hermosa Beach, Calif., at the age of 91. She was born July 14, 1917, at Humbolt, Neb., the daughter of the late Edwin and Tillie (Heim) Richards. In 1929, the family moved to Culbertson, Neb., where she graduated from Culbertson High School in 1934, She received her teaching certificate from Kearney State College...
Dorothy Jane Sager (03/20/09)
April 10, 1922 - March 15, 2009 BIRD CITY --Dorothy Jane (McDougal) Sager, 86, Sunday (March 15, 2009) in Bird City. She was born April 10, 1922, in Thomas County, Kan. She married Robert Warren Sager and worked as a Registered Nurse and homemaker...
Charlotte Christner (03/18/09)
Emilie Sophia 'Millie' Rambat (03/20/09)
Jan. 4, 1918 - March 17, 2009 BIRD CITY -- Emilie Sophia "Millie" (Kroeger) Rambat, 91, died Tuesday (March 17, 2009) at Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis. She was born Jan. 4, 1918, in Republic County, Kan. She married Harvey Rambat and she was a homemaker. She lived in Bird City until moving to Good Samaritan Village...
Loren William Chapman (03/18/09)
May 13, 1923 - March 16, 2009 HAYS, Kan. -- Loren William Chapman of Hays, Kan., died Monday, March 16, 2009, at the age of 85. He was born to Verne and Mary Chapman in rural Smith County, Kan., on May 13, 1923. He was attending Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, Wash., majoring in electrical engineering when Pearl Harbor occurred which changed his life as it did many others...
Francis Leland Hanes (03/17/09)
Oct. 15, 1920 - March 13, 2009 BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Francis Leland Hanes of Bloomsburg, Pa., formerly of the Frontier County Community, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Bloomsburg Health Care Center. He was 88 years old. Francis was born in Frontier County to Harvey "H.E." and Iva Fern Hanes. ...
Judy Kay Suda (03/17/09)
Dec. 8, 1949 - March 15, 2009 CULBERTSON -- Judy Kay Suda, of Culbertson, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 59 years old. Judy was born in McCook on Dec. 8, 1949, to Alpha Omega and Della Mae (Ventling) Bolles. She graduated from McCook High School in 1968...
Linda Ann Grabowski (03/17/09)
Feb. 16, 1959 - March 15, 2009 Linda Ann Grabowski died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 50 years old. Linda was born in Wilmington, Del., on Feb. 16, 1959, to Francis Joseph and Martha Mary (Ziemienieski) Grabowski Sr. ...
Melvin A. Nienhueser (03/17/09)
March 7, 1920 - March 15, 2009 JUNIATA -- Melvin A. Nienhueser, 89, died Sunday (March 15, 2009) at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society Hastings Village. He was born March 7, 1920, to Henry and Blandina (Einspahr) Nienhueser on a farm near Kenesaw, where he grew up and lived most of his life...
Kenneth C. Price (03/17/09)
May 21, 1923 - March 14, 2009 NORTON, Kan., -- Kenneth Charles Price, 85, died Saturday (March 14, 2009) at Norton County Hospital. He was born May 21, 1923, on a farm in rural Lyle, Kan., to Charlie and Alta (Knutson) Price. He grew up in the Lyle Community and attended College Hill and Norcatur High School. He entered the U.S. Navy and served during World War II...
Lorraine 'Tootie' Hoffman (03/17/09)
Aug. 27, 1925 - March 15, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Lorraine "Tootie" Hoffman, 83, of Arapahoe, died Sunday (March 15, 2009) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in McCook to John and Anna (Schwartz) Roth. She attended McCook Public Schools and on Aug. 27, 1943, she married Fred Hoffman of McCook. They moved to Arapahoe in 1947, where they owned a body shop, an implement dealership, a trucking firm and ultimately began farming...
Alfred W. Ward (03/17/09)
Dec. 26, 1919 - March 7, 2009 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Alfred W. Ward, 89, died Saturday (March 7, 2009) at VA Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born to William and Clara Ward in McCook on Dec. 26, 1919. He grew up in Western Nebraska until he joined the U.S. Army in 1942, obtaining the rank of 2nd Lieutenant...
George Butherus (03/16/09)
Sept. 9, 1925 - March 14, 2009 CULBERTSON -- George Butherus went to live with his Savior on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton, Neb., at the age of 83. He was born Sept. 9, 1925, at Nekoma, Kan., the son of the late George and Anna Katherine (Weber) Butherus. George grew up in Kansas and Nebraska where he received his education...
Duane Eldon Dueland (03/16/09)
Sept. 19, 1932 - March 9, 2009 Duane Eldon Dueland of McCook died Monday, March 9, 2009 at Donna, Texas. He was 76 years old. Duane was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Frontier County, Neb., to Vernon and Fern (Johnson) Dueland. At the age of three, Duane's father died and his mother married Clifford Dueland who helped raise Duane. He graduated from McCook High School in 1950...
Beth Bohling (03/16/09)
July 24, 1922 - March 11, 2009 SUPERIOR -- Beth Bohling, the daughter of Blanch Emma (Wells) and Frank D. Snyder, was born July 24, 1922, at Davenport, Neb. She departed this life unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at her home in Superior, Neb...
J. Elwood Mines (03/13/09)
H. Truman Barrett (03/13/09)
Oct. 14, 1907 - March 12, 2009 EUSTIS -- Truman Barrett, age 101, of Eustis, died March 12, 2009 at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care. He was born Oct. 14, 1907, at Orafino, NE to Harley and Pearl (Bailey) Barrett. He attended Orafino High School. Following his schooling, Truman worked on the family farm southwest of Eustis...
Elizabeth Ann 'Betty' Harsh (03/13/09)
April 6, 1911 - March 11, 2009 Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Harsh, died Wednesday (March 11, 2009) at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 97. She was born April 6, 1911, at Rockford, Neb., the daughter of the late Rev. Willis and Etta (Tibbetts) Mills. Betty and her family resided in several communities and she graduated from Benedict High School in 1929 at Benedict, Neb. She attended the University of Omaha and began teaching school...
Eulala E. Steward (03/10/09)
Gladys A. Thumser (03/11/09)
Duane E. Dueland (03/11/09)
Duane E. Dueland, 76, died Monday (March 9, 2009) in Donna, Texas. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m., at Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Memorial Park Columbarium...
Ruth R. Moreau (03/11/09)
June 6, 1927 - March 8, 2009 LINCOLN -- Ruth R. Moreau, 81, formerly of Stratton, died Sunday (March 8, 2009) at Lincoln Manor in Lincoln. She was born June 6, 1927, at Danbury to Coral Archie and Hazel Mary (Weskamp) Matson and moved with her family at an early age to McCook where she attended school...
Edward R. Osiecki (03/11/09)
Oct. 5, 1932 - March 8, 2009 ARAPAHOE --Edward R. Osiecki, 76, of Arapahoe, died Sunday (March 8, 2009) at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. He was born Oct. 5, 1932, in Rusk County, Wis., to Peter and Mary (Sieja) Osiecki. He attended country schools and graduated from Weyerhauser High School in Weyerhauser, Wis., in 1951...
Mildred I. Dyer Wickham (03/11/09)
Jan. 20, 1916 - March 8, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Mildred I. Dyer Wickham, 93, died Sunday (March 8, 2009) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Jan. 20, 1916, at Atlanta to David L. and Bessie M. (Schrum) McBride. She graduated from Holbrook High School in 1933. She went on to Kearney State Teachers College in Kearney, 2 1/2 years and received her teaching certificate...
Raymond Lebsack (03/10/09)
Nov. 9, 1917 - March 2, 2009 SPOKANE, Wash. -- Raymond Lebsack "Spiny Ray," 91 years old, of Spokane, Wash., passed away Monday, March 2, 2009, at The Spokane Hospice House, where he had been surrounded by the love and support of his family. Raymond was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Brush, Colo., to Jacob and Elizabeth Lebsack who eventually moved to McCook where Ray grew up...
Jean Marie Ellis (03/09/09)
Aug. 29, 1941 - March 7, 2009 BARTLEY -- Jean Marie Ellis age 67 of Bartley, Neb., died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney on March 7, 2009. She was born in McCook Aug, 29, 1941, at St. Catherine's Hospital. Jean attended and graduated from Bartley High School in 1959...
Fred W. Mustion (03/09/09)
Jan. 6, 1926 - March 5, 2009 CULBERTSON -- Fred W. Mustion, 83, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born to Gail Cecil and Pearl Victoria (Brindle) Mustion Jan. 6, 1926, at El Dora, Iowa. He graduated from Bartley High School in 1945. He and his brother, Roy were able to purchase their first car, a new Chevy Sedan, after saving $170 from their milking money...
Erna 'Jean' Wakefield (03/09/09)
July 15, 1927 - March 6, 2009 HOLDREGE Mass of Christian Burial Services for Erna "Jean" Wakefield will be conducted from All Saints Catholic Church in Holdrege, Neb., on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 2 p.m. with Father Thomas Lux officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege...
John R. Jilg (03/09/09)
Aug. 3, 1954-March 5, 2009 LINCOLN -- John R. Jilg, 54, died March 5, 2009. He was born Aug. 3, 1954, in McCook. He was employed by Pavers as a heavy machine operator. He was a foster father to several children who survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister...
John R. Jilg (03/06/09)
Aug. 3, 1954-March 5, 2009 LINCOLN -- John R. Jilg, 54, died March 5, 2009. He was born Aug. 3, 1954, in McCook. He was employed by Pavers as a heavy machine operator. He was a foster father to several children who survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister...
Fred W. Mustion (03/06/09)
CULBERTSON -- Fred W. Mustion, 83, died Thursday (March 5, 2008) at Community Hospital in McCook. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Bethel Missionary Church in Culbertson with the Rev. Richard Karr officiating. Burial will be in the Culbertson Cemetery...
Mary Margaret (Ough) Powell (03/06/09)
Aug. 6, 1932 - March 1, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Mary Margaret (Ough) Powell, was born to Harry L. and Elizabeth M. (Gibb) Ough in Benkelman Aug. 6, 1932. She was a member of the graduating class of Benkelman High School in 1950 and went on to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University for one year before attending Colorado A&M where she graduated in 1954. ...
Geneva 'Jenny' Adrian Rutledge (03/06/09)
Sept. 10, 1922 - March 5, 2009 Geneva "Jenny" Adrain Rutledge died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She lost her battle with cancer, but is presently victoriously with her Lord and Savior in Heaven. She was born Sept. 10, 1922, in Goshen Township, Ohio, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Harrington) Delay. She grew up in Ohio and later followed her daughter to Nebraska where she has lived for the past 34 years...
Virginia Clegg Harford (03/06/09)
Aug. 8, 1918 - March 3, 2009 HAIGLER - Virginia Clegg Harford, 90, of Haigler, died Tuesday (March 3, 2009) at Hillcrest Care Center in Wray. She was born Aug. 8, 1918, at Sanborn to Lee and Florence Clegg. Her given name was Lorna Virginia, but family tradition had the middle name as the one commonly used...
Arlene M. Rossitto (03/06/09)
Sept. 5, 1916 - March 5, 2009 Arlene M. Rossitto died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Oberlin, at the age of 92. She was born Sept. 5, 1916, at Sturgis, S.D., the daughter of the late Elmer Peter and Anna Sophie (Lanouette) Bachand. Arlene grew up in the Bear Butte Valley east of Sturgis and graduated from high school at St. Martrin's Academy in Sturgis in 1934 and attended business college at Rapid City, S.D. She began working in the Mead County Court House in Sturgis...
Daniel Sherman 'Tugboat' Snell (03/05/09)
June 6, 1950 - Feb. 19, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Daniel Sherman "Tugboat" Snell, 58, formerly of Holbrook, died Feb. 19, 2009, at his home in Arapahoe. He was born June 6, 1950, at Hastings to Christopher C. and Mary Ellen (Jedounek) Snell. He attended school and graduated from Hastings High School in 1968. After high school he entered the U.S. Marines and served in Guam and Japan, before going to Viet Nam. He was honorably discharged in 1973...
John M. Leopold (03/05/09)
July 14, 1917 - March 2, 2009 LINCOLN -- John M. Leopold, 91, died Monday (March 2, 2009). He was born July 14, 1917, in Danbury to Eugene and Jennie (Bennett) Leopold. He lived in Lincoln and was a retired finish carpenter. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and American Legion Post No. 3...
Ray Lytle (03/05/09)
Oct. 23, 1917 - Feb. 26, 2009 TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Ray Lytle slipped away from his family late Thursday night, Feb. 26, 2009, at the age of 91 after a valiant battle with death. His funeral was at White Mortuary "Chapel by the Park" on Wednesday, March 4, 2009...
Phyllis Jean Ernest (03/03/09)
March 22, 1931 - Feb. 27, 2009 DALTON -- Phyllis Jean Ernest, age 77 of Dalton, Neb., passed away at her home, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Wake services will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 4. Both services will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dalton with Father Bryan Ernest, Bishop William Dendinger and Priests of the Diocese officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Dalton...
Patricia L. (Traphagan) Dedomenico (03/03/09)
Feb. 6, 1926 - March 2, 2009 Patricia Louise Dedomenico died Monday, March 2, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 83. Patricia was born at St. Ann, Neb., on Feb. 6, 1926, the daughter of Robert Sr. and Mary (Braun) Traphagan. After the death of her father in 1939, the family moved into McCook where she attended school. She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in McCook. She also worked in Washington D.C. and Orlando, Fla...
William P. 'Oscar' Chapman (03/02/09)
Oct. 29, 1938 - Feb. 26, 2009 TRENTON -- William P. "Oscar" Chapman died Thursday (Feb. 26, 2009) at his home in rural Trenton, Neb., at the age of 70. He was born Oct. 29, 1938, at Trenton the son of the late Harvey and Florence (Blue) Chapman. William grew up at Trenton where he graduated from Trenton High School, where he lettered all four years in the following sports: in football as a defensive safety and halfback, basketball as a guard and a sprinter in track. ...
Kathleen Marie (Stinson) Roesener (03/02/09)
June 19, 1944 - Feb. 27, 2009 STROMSBURG -- Kathleen Marie (Stinson) Roesener, 64, of Stromsburg, Neb., passed away Feb. 27, 2009 at Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg, Neb. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in York, Neb., with Father Mark Tasler officiating...
Dwight Marion Ginther (03/02/09)
Jan. 2, 1929 - Feb. 25, 2009 BARTLEY -- Dwight Marion Ginther was born Jan. 2, 1929, to John and Velma Ullom Ginther on their family farm six miles north of Bartley. Dwight went to meet the Lord on Feb. 25, 2009, at the age of 80 years, 1 month and 23 days, while receiving care at the Veterans Hospital in Portland, Ore...
Audrey R. Warner (03/02/09)
Jan. 6, 1940 - Feb. 27, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Audrey R. Warner, 69, of Holbrook died Friday (Feb. 27, 2009) at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. She was born Jan. 6, 1940, in Cambridge to Richard B. "Bud" and Lorene (Dolph) Hyatt. She grew up and attended school at Cambridge. After her schooling, she worked as a waitress for restaurants in Indianola and Cambridge...