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Obituaries from August 2009

Mariann Ogorzolka (08/31/09)
Sept. 3, 1926 - Aug. 28, 2009 NORTH PLATTE -- Mariann Ogorzolka, 82, died Friday (Aug. 28, 2009) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. She was born Sept. 3, 1926, at Palisade to Roy and Olive (Ritchie) Marquissee. She attended and graduated from Stratton High School. After graduation she went to business college and later graduated from the McCook Beauty School...
Athol M. Callan (08/31/09)
Nov. 24, 1926 - Aug. 25, 2009 BARTLEY -- Athol M. Callan, 82, of Cambridge, died Tuesday (Aug. 25, 2009) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wheeler, Kan., on Nov. 24, 1926, to Ralph C. and May A.(Duncan) Black. She attended school in Wheeler and St. Francis...
Arlo Wurm (08/31/09)
Sept. 27, 1933 - Aug. 29, 2009 OBERLIN --Arlo Wurm, 75, died Saturday (Aug. 29, 2009) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Sept. 27, 1933, in Traer to John and Lydia (Unger) Wurm. He grew up on a farm near Traer and attended Decatur Community High School, graduating in 1952. He entered the U.S. Army...
Isaac A. Stamp (08/31/09)
Sept. 22, 1992 - Aug. 28, 2009 PIERCE -- Isaac A. Stamp, 16, died Friday (Aug. 28, 2009) as a result of an automobile accident near Pierce. Isaac was born Sept. 22, 1992, in Norfolk. He attended Pierce Elementary School and was a junior at Pierce High School. He worked part-time at Jerry's Campers in Norfolk...
The Rev. A. Harold Farrington (08/31/09)
Oct 24, 1927 -- Aug 26, 2009 PAPILLION -- The Rev. A. Harold Farrington, 81, died Wednesday (Aug. 26, 2009). He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley J. Farrington. He is survived by sons, Allen Farrington (Brenda) and Steven Farrington; daughters, Karen Farrington and Diane Daniels (Mike); grandchildren: Nikole, Ramona, Philip, Candice, Matthew and Nathaniel; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Louis Farrington and Jim Farrington; and extended family in the Southwest Nebraska area.. ...
Ella Ruth Ford (08/26/09)
May 4, 1921 - Aug. 23, 2009 Ella Ruth Ford died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla., at the age of 88. She was born May 4, 1921, at home in McCook. She was the daughter of the late William and Magdalena Baumbach. Ella was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in McCook and graduated from eighth grade from Peace Lutheran School. She graduated from McCook High School in 1938...
Erma A. Hoeme (08/25/09)
April 20, 1918 - Aug. 23, 2009 SCOTT CITY, Kan. -- Erma A. Hoeme, 91, died Sunday (Aug. 23, 2009) at Park Lane Nursing Home in Scott City. She was born April 20, 1918, in Red Willow County to Henry and Dorothea (Wall) Hofman. On Sept. 20, 1942, she married Robert W. Hoeme Sr. in McCook. He died July 19, 1998, in Garden City, Kan. She was a homemaker. She had lived in Scott County since 1942, after moving from McCook...
James 'Jim' Clarence Buchholz (08/25/09)
June 30, 1948 - Aug. 23, 2009 OBERLIN -- James "Jim" Clarence Buchholz, 61, died Sunday (Aug. 23, 2009) at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He was born June 30, 1948, in Denver, Colo., to John Gregory and Lois (Harris) Buchholz. He lived on a farm near Roggen, Colo., before moving to Sterling, Colo. ...
William P. Swanson (08/24/09)
May 28, 1916 - Aug. 18, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- William P. Swanson, 93, of Arapahoe, formerly of Cambridge, died Tuesday (Aug. 18, 2009) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born May 28, 1916, on the family farm southeast of Cambridge to William and Hilda O. (Simpson) Swanson. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1937...
Richard Andrew Nielsen (08/21/09)
George L. Brown (08/24/09)
Sept. 20, 1927 - Aug. 21, 2009 OBERLIN -- George L. Brown, 82, died Friday (Aug. 21, 2009) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. He was born Sept. 20, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., to Louis and Lily (Rutschman) Brown. He grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Northeast High School in 1944...
Sally Sue (Housley) Johnson (08/24/09)
May 14, 1933 - Aug. 8, 2009 BOISE, IDAHO --Sally Sue (Housley) Johnson, 76, died Saturday (Aug. 8, 2009) in Boise, Idaho. She was born May 14, 1933, in Nebraska to Charles and Zella (Vandervort) Housley. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Ann Carr; brothers, Darrell and Stanley Housley and sisters, Geraldine Holcomb and Mabel Davis...
Wilberta 'Jean' Erickson (08/21/09)
Feb. 5, 1922 - Aug. 19, 2009 COLBY, Kan. -- Wilberta "Jean" Erickson, 87, died Wednesday (Aug. 19, 2009) at Citizens Medical Center in Colby. She was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Clear Lake, Calif., to Wilfred and Roberta (Lyon) Boardman. She grew up in Clear Lake and received her education there...
Carol Beth (Sawer) Brown (08/21/09)
June 7, 1952 - Aug. 14, 2009 ATWOOD -- Carol Beth (Sawer) Brown, 57, died Friday (Aug. 14, 2009) in Kansas City, Mo. She was born June 7, 1952. She married Steven Lee Brown. They lived in Buckner, Mo., where she was a cosmetologist. She was formerly of Atwood...
Boyd 'Butch' D. Grafel (08/21/09)
Dec. 4, 1938 - Aug. 16, 2009 EVANS, Colo. -- Boyd "Butch" D. Grafel, 70, died Sunday (Aug. 16, 2009). He was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Oberlin to Ed and Iverna (Diamond) Grafel. He attended school in Herndon and graduated in 1957. He joined the U.S. Army, where he was a drill sergeant and was honorably discharged. After his discharge, he settled in Greeley, Colo. On Nov. 26, 1965, he married Kathy Dilka. He did some farming and other jobs, but was in roofing most of his life...
Arlene Beth Rauch (08/19/09)
July 5, 1926 - Aug. 17, 2009 RANDOLPH -- Arlene Beth Rauch, longtime McCook resident, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at Colonial Manor in Randolph. She was 83. She was born July 5, 1926, in Wheeler, Kan., to Arthur B. and May Ethel (Evans) Grosch. She attended school in Bartley and the McCook Beauty Academy...
Raymond Edward Kircher (08/19/09)
Nov. 4, 1921 - Aug. 18, 2009 OBERLIN --Raymond Edward Kircher, 87, died Tuesday (Aug. 18, 2009) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Indianola, to Edd and Rose (Haag) Kircher. He grew up on the family farm near Indianola and attended Red Willow High School, graduating in 1939...
Robert N. Knedlik (08/18/09)
July 12, 1951 - Aug. 3, 2009 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Robert N. Knedlik was born July 12, 1951, in Manhattan, Kan. He died suddenly of heart failure on Aug. 3, 2009. Bob is survived by his devoted wife, Sarah, his sisters, Marcia and Elizabeth and two nephews, David and Christopher...
Derald Lee Rickard (08/13/09)
Dec. 21, 1923 - Aug. 11, 2009 MAX -- Derald Lee Rickard, of Max, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman, at the age of 85. He was born Dec. 21, 1923, on his family's farm south of Max, to James Otis and Irma Jean (Mills) Rickard and attended school near his home. He graduated from Max Rural High School in 1941, and attended McCook Junior College in McCook before returning to the family farm...
Howard E. Votapka (08/12/09)
May 27, 1927 - Aug. 11, 2009 OBERLIN -- Howard E. Votapka, 82, died Tuesday (Aug. 11, 2009) at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Enid, Okla. He was born May 27, 1927, in Oberlin to Guy and Helen (Vermillion) Votapka. He grew up on the family farm north of Oberlin and attended Oberlin Elementary School. He graduated from Decatur County High School in 1945...
Fred Alfred Gray Jr. (08/12/09)
Dec. 12, 1943 - July 21, 2009 INDIANOLA -- Fred Alfred Gray Jr., 65, of Indianola, died Tuesday (July 21, 2009) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born in Sterling, Colo., Dec. 12, 1943, to Fred Alfred and Velona Grace (Daniels) Gray. He grew up in the Sterling area...
Della Marie (Priest) Buczek (08/12/09)
March 22, 1934 - July 28, 2009 IMPERIAL -- Della Marie (Priest) Buczek, 75, died Tuesday (July 28, 2009) at Imperial Manor in Imperial. She was born March 22, 1934, to William Eugene and Marie Berdnadine Priest, north of Wauneta in the same Kerchal sod house her mother was born in. ...
Dr. Robert L. 'Bob' Stear, DVM (08/10/09)
March 21, 1926 - Aug. 8, 2009 CAMBRIDGE --Dr. Robert L. "Bob" Stear, DVM, age 83, died Saturday (Aug. 8, 2009) at his farm. He was born in Cozad, on March 21, 1926, to Murrel L. and Clara E. (Halliwell) Stear. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1944. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944, and served in the Pacific Theater from March 1944 until August, 1946...
Doris G. Bauer (08/07/09)
July 24, 1914-Aug. 1, 2009 FRIEND -- Doris G. Bauer, 95, died Saturday (Aug. 1, 2009), at Milder Manor in Lincoln. She was born July 24, 1914, at Friend, to William George and Mattie Elizabeth (Hudson) Scheidt. She attended Friend Public School and graduated with the Class of 1931 and furthered her education by attending Nebraska Wesleyan. At the age of 14 she began to play the organ for the Methodist Church in Friend...
Norma Sturtevant (08/07/09)
July 6, 1920 - Aug. 4, 2009 WAUNETA -- Norma Sturtevant, 89, died Tuesday (Aug. 4, 2009) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. She was born July 6, 1920, to Charles M. and Emma L. (Holmes) Loveland. She graduated from Dundy County High School in Benkelman in 1938...
Kermit Lee Carstens (08/07/09)
July 26, 1944 - July 3, 2009 STRATTON -- Kermit Lee Carstens, 64, of Stratton, died Friday (July 3, 2009) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born July 26, 1944, at San Diego, Calif., to Cecil B. and Doris E. (Bartlett) Carstens and moved with his family at a young age to his family's farm in Iowa. At the age of nine, he moved with his family to Arvada, Colo., where he attended high school and grew up...
Carl 'Butch' Edward Campbell (08/07/09)
June 17, 1943 - Aug. 4, 2009 Carl "Butch" Edward Campbell, 66, died Tuesday (Aug. 4, 2009) at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born June 17, 1943, in Pampa, Texas to Edward E. and Genevieve "Jenny" (Armstrong) Campbell. He graduated from McCook High School in 1962...
Gladys Nordhausen Schneider (08/05/09)
Dec. 7, 1923 - Aug. 4, 2009 WAUNETA -- Gladys Nordhausen Schneider, 85, died Tuesday (Aug. 4, 2009) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. She was born Dec. 7, 1923, to Fred and Dora Nordhausen at their home in the South Divide area near Wauneta. She grew up on the family farm and helped her parents with the farm...
Susan Jo Gibson (08/04/09)
Aug. 12, 1951 - July 10, 2009 SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Susan Jo Gibson, 57, died July 10, 2009, at her home in San Rafael, Calif., after a long struggle with cancer. She was born Aug. 12, 1951, in San Jose, Calif., to Dr. Wally and Hilda Ann Walker. She graduated from A.A. Stagg High School in 1969 and received an Associate Arts degree from San Joaquin Delta College in 1971...
Elaine L. Cody Thomas (08/03/09)
Feb. 8, 1918 - July 31, 2009 OBERLIN -- Elaine L. Cody Thomas, 91, died Friday (July 31, 2009) in Oberlin. She was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Decatur County to Weaver F. and Alice L. (Ambler) Van Vleet. She grew up on a farm in Decatur County and attended Locust Grove School and Decatur Community High School graduating in 1937...
Charles H. 'Charlie' Walker (08/03/09)
May 6, 1942 - July 30, 2009 HAYES CENTER -- Charles H. "Charlie" Walker of rural Hayes County died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He fought a courageous battle with cancer. He was 67 years old. On May 6, 1942, he was born in Hayes County to Lawrence William and Effie Laura (Evans) Walker. Charlie grew up in Hayes County and graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1960, and attended Kearney State College...