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Obituaries from October 2009

Guy R. Fries (10/30/09)
July 12, 1923-Oct. 28, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Guy R. Fries, 86, died Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2009, at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born July 12, 1923 near Benkelman, to Peter Magnus and Lula May (Swain) Fries, and attended school in Rural District 66 and Benkelman High School...
Clara Alvina (Eggeling) Waterman (10/30/09)
July 15, 1914-Oct. 28, 2009 TRENTON -- Clara Alvina (Eggeling) Waterman was born July 15, 1914 on a farm north of Culbertson, Neb. Her parents were Alvin John Eggeling and Emma Ida (Wittwer) Eggeling. At age 95, Clara passed peacefully to her rest on Oct. 28, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook, Neb...
James David Rasmussen (10/29/09)
Jan. 6, 1945-Oct. 16, 2009 FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- James David Rasmussen, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, passed away of a heart attack suddenly and unexpectedly on Oct. 16, 2009. He was born Jan. 6, 1945, and was adopted and raised by David and Myrtle Rasmussen in Oconomowoc, Wis...
Edith Marie Lorance (10/29/09)
Dec. 27, 1915-Oct. 24, 2009 WAUNETA -- Edith Marie Lorance, 93, died Saturday (Oct. 24, 2009), in Denver, Colo. She was born Dec. 27, 1915, on the family farm near Wauneta, to Chester C. and Bessie (Ough) Stock. She graduated from Wauneta High School in 1933...
Starlyn Otte (10/28/09)
Starlyn Otte June 19, 1962-Oct. 27, 2009 DAVID CITY -- Starlyn Otte, 47, of David City, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at the Butler County Health Care Center in David City. Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 30. 2009 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, David City with Rev. Mark Schutt officiating. Burial will be in the David City Cemetery...
Donald Knotts (10/28/09)
Donald Knotts 1939-2009 Donald Knotts, 70, passed away at the Manor Care Nursing home in Wichita, Kan., Oct. 18, 2009. Donald was born in Omaha in 1939 and spent his childhood years south of Sutherland, Neb. Donald was married to Louise Hesselgesser in 1963. To this union two sons were born, Gregory, and Bradley...
John Fries (10/27/09)
Feb. 22, 1913-Oct. 24, 2009 John Fries died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Neb., where he had been a resident since Dec. 1, 2004. John was 96. He was born on Feb. 22, 1913, south of McCook to Henry and Katherine (Bernhardt) Fries. He was baptized as a baby and confirmed at age 13 in the German Congregational Church at Culbertson, Neb. He grew up on a farm with his parents, one brother, and three sisters...
Richard W. Dack Sr. (10/27/09)
Sept. 11, 1956-Oct. 25, 2009 Richard W. Dack Sr., age 53, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 11, 1956, to Robert and Betty Louise (Burton) Dack in McCook. He attended McCook Public Schools. He married Shirley K. Leibrandt in McCook on March 21, 1975...
Thelma June (Miller) Herman (10/27/09)
June 6, 1926-Oct. 25, 2009 Thelma June (Miller) Herman was born June 9, 1926, in Sterling, Ill., to Albert and Anna Miller. The family moved to Tama, Iowa, when she was five, then to a farm close to Marengo, Iowa. She married Dean Herman on May 24, 1947, in Marengo, Iowa, and died on Oct. 25, 2009, in Lenexa, Kan...
James H. 'Chopper' Wilkens (10/26/09)
Feb. 9, 1940-Oct. 23, 2009 ATWOOD -- James H. "Chopper" Wilkens, 69, died Friday (Oct. 23, 2009), at his home in Atwood. He was born Feb. 9, 1940, at Bird City, to Charles and Jessie (Herren) Wilkens. He was a farmer and former owner of a feed grinding, earth moving business...
Margaret E. Schutz (10/26/09)
March 30, 1919-Oct. 25, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Margaret E. Schutz, 90, died Sunday (Oct. 25, 2009), at the CA Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born March 30, 1919, at Eustis, to Clarence and Amelia (Rieker) Wagner. She was baptized on June 22, 1919, and confirmed on March 25, 1934, at St. ...
Arlin E. 'Al' Limper (10/26/09)
Aug. 31, 1933-Oct. 22, 2009 TRENTON -- Arlin Eugene "Al" Limper, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 2009), at McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Neb., at the age of 76. He was born Aug. 31, 1933, at Dodge City, Kan., the son of the late Jesse Edward and Dorothy (Jarvis) Limper...
Ward Sauvage (10/23/09)
LAS VEGAS -- Ward Sauvage, 84, died Oct. 13, 2009, at Las Vegas, Nev. He was born June 6, 1926 at Oberlin, to Walter Ward and Opal (Macy) Sauvage. He was raised in Oberlin and attended Oberlin schools. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
Marilyn G. Jurey (10/23/09)
June 5, 1935 - Oct. 22, 2009 HOLBROOK -- Marilyn G. Jurey, age 74, of Holbrook, died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge on Oct. 22, 2009. She was born in St. Francis on June 5, 1935, to Melvin G. and Grace L. (Armstrong) Catt. The family moved to Wilsonville where Marilyn attended school for 11 years. Marilyn enjoyed playing sports in High School. She played volleyball, ran track and was on the boys relay team, rode horses and played softball in the summer...
Arlin 'AI' Limper (10/23/09)
Aug. 31, 1933 - Oct. 22, 2009 TRENTON -- Arlin "AI" Limper, 76, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 2009) at Community Hospital in McCook. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Church of God in Trenton with the Rev. Johnny Walker officiating...
Frances L. Ralston (10/21/09)
CURTIS ;-- Frances L. Ralston, 89, of Curtis, died Monday (Oct. 19, 2009) in Gothenburg at Hilltop Estates. Funeral services will be Saturday at Congregational United Church of Christ in Curtis with the Rev. Jean Miller officiating. Burial will be at the Curtis Cemetery...
Corinne Eloise 'Connie' Price (10/21/09)
Ruth Ann Petitjean (10/21/09)
Nov. 6, 1906 - Oct. 19, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Ruth Ann Petitjean, 102, died Monday (Oct. 19, 2009) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Nov. 6, 1906, at Orleans to Simeon J. and Ida E. (Cordell) Tubridy. She attended District 4 Country School and Orleans High School. ...
Forrest "Frosty" William and Margaret Evelyn Quick (10/02/09)
Merle Dwayne Hitchcock (10/20/09)
May 9, 1929 - Oct. 16, 2009 BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Merle Dwayne Hitchcock, 80, died Friday (Oct. 16, 2009) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. He was born May 9, 1929, in Sherman County, Kan. He married Ellen Ione Gipe. He was a farmer and worked in general construction...
Clarice N. Dack (10/19/09)
March 27, 1927 - Oct. 17, 2009 Clarice Nadine Dack, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at her home in McCook, at the age of 82. She was born March 27, 1927, at Wheatland, Wyo., the daughter of the late Clarence Clyde and Ora Mae (Grant) Colvert. The family moved to Cambridge in 1933, where she grew up and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1945...
Wesley G. Benda (10/19/09)
Jan. 30, 1920 - Oct. 17, 2009 OBERLIN -- Wesley G. Benda, 89, died Saturday (Oct. 17, 2009) in Kearney. He was born Jan. 30, 1920, to Robert and Hazel (Hurst) Benda in Oberlin. He attended Achilles, District No. 14 and Decatur Community High School graduating in 1937. He then attended Kansas State University...
Terri James (10/16/09)
Dave Schneider (10/15/09)
Connie Kuecker (10/15/09)
Emma Christine Hopp (10/16/09)
Feb. 27, 1924 - Oct. 15, 2009 BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Emma Christine (Zweygardt) Hopp, 85, died Thursday (Oct. 15, 2009) at her home in Bird City. She was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Cheyenne County, Kan. She married Ervin Hopp. They lived in Bird City where she was self-employed as a seamstress...
Shirley Margaret Premer Ploughman (10/15/09)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Shirley Margaret Premer Ploughman passed to eternal life on Oct. 9, 2009. Shirley was born in Palisade and attended the fine school in that small community. As a young girl she was an accompanist at church and at school. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with honors and a BA in music education. Later, she earned a Masters degree in Music from the University of Denver...
Dale 'Red' Donald Terry (10/14/09)
Oct. 2, 1929 - May 1, 2009 IMPERIAL -- Dale "Red" Donald Terry, 79, died May 1, 2009, after a lengthy battle with esophageal cancer. He was born in Wauneta on Oct. 2, 1929, to Beulah and Norman Terry. He attended Wauneta High School graduating in 1947. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea as a vehicle maintenance repairman until April 1952...
Tom T. Record (10/12/09)
Colleen S. Grant (10/12/09)
Jan. 3, 1947 - Oct. 9, 2009 Colleen Sue Grant, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at her home in McCook at the age of 62. She was born Jan. 3, 1947, in McCook, the daughter of the late Claude E. and Opal I. (Barnes) Grant. Colleen attended and graduated from McCook High School in 1965. ...
Larry L. Lusk (10/12/09)
April 23, 1939 - Oct. 9, 2009 NORTH PLATTE -- Larry L. Lusk, 70, died Friday (Oct.9, 2009) at his home in North Platte. He was born April 23, 1939, in Benkelman to Roy F. and Darlene E. (Cobb) Lusk. After graduation from McCook High School, he graduated from the Nebraska Technical School at Milford...
Walter Frederick Roesener (10/12/09)
July 5, 1913 - Oct. 8, 2009 BIRD CITY, Kan.-- Walter Frederick Roesener, 96, died Thursday (Oct. 8, 2009) at Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis. He was born July 5, 1913, in Nebraska. He married Ida Ehlers and worked as a farmer in the Bird City and McDonald, Kan., area...
Elizabeth Jane Edwards (10/09/09)
Glen Edward Jumps (10/07/09)
Oct. 10, 1926 - Oct. 6, 2009 Glen Edward Jumps died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 82 years old. Glen was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Hayes County to Benjamin Harrison and Frieda (Behrendsen) Jumps. He attended school in Hayes Center...
Lenna J. Scrivner (10/09/09)
Nov. 8, 1917-Oct. 6, 2009 BENKLEMAN -- Lenna J. (O'Neall) Scrivner, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at Dundy County Hospital. She was born Nov. 8, 1917, in Dundy County Nebraska to James M. and Olivia E. O'Neall and attended the Benkelman schools, graduating from Benkelman High School. ...
Barbara A. Kelly (10/09/09)
Sept. 20, 1927-Oct. 13, 2009 LAWRENCE, Kan. -- A memorial service for Barbara A. Kelly, 82, Lawrence will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at Plymouth Congregational Church. Private inurnment will follow at Pioneer Cemetery on the West Campus of The University of Kansas. She died Oct. 8, 2009, in Lawrence...
Ralph E. Sydow (10/08/09)
Jan. 21, 1945 - Oct. 4, 2009 KINGWOOD, Texas -- Ralph E Sydow, 64, of Kingwood, Texas died Sunday (Oct. 4, 2009) while working in Florence, S.C. He was born in McCook, Jan. 21, 1945, to Robert F and Inez R Sydow. He attended high school at the University of Nebraska's school for agriculture in Curtis and Kearney State College...
Doris K. Grossman (10/08/09)
Oct. 27, 1940 - Oct. 7, 2009 Doris K. Grossman of rural McCook died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 68. She was born Oct. 27, 1940, to Huel and Pauline (Scott) Payton in Burley, Idaho. Her family moved to McCook and she attended McCook Public Schools...
Janice Kay (Owens) Schnabel (10/07/09)
May 1, 1944 - Oct. 5, 2009 TRENTON -- Janice Kay (Owens) Schnabel, age 65, passed away Oct. 5, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook. Janice was born May 1, 1944, to Dortha (Davis) and Melvin Owens at Atwood. Janice lived most of her life in Trenton, where she attended Trenton High School. ...
Robert C. Sughroue (10/07/09)
March 14, 1936 - Oct. 4, 2009 INDIANOLA -- Robert C. Sughroue, age 73, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Robert was born in McCook to Martin C. and Lena (Rayer) Sughroue on March 14, 1936. He graduated from Indianola High School in 1955, and McCook Jr. College in 1957...
Lee Ohrman (10/06/09)
Calvin Anniversary (10/06/09)
The children and grandchildren of Keith and Joan Calvin are requesting a card shower in honor of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 11, 1959, at the Church of God in McCook. Their children are Rod and wife, Peggy Calvin of North Platte and Shelly and husband, Richard Bollman of Paxton. They have five grandchildren. Cards of congratulations will reach them at 71581 Road 374, Culbertson, NE 69024...
Keith M. Sauvage (10/05/09)
Aug. 18, 1926 - Oct. 3, 2009 OBERLIN -- Keith M. Sauvage, 83, died Saturday (Oct. 3, 2009) at his home in Oberlin. He was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Oberlin to Walter and Opal (Macy) Sauvage. He grew up in Oberlin and attended Oberlin Elementary and Decatur Community High School. He entered the services and served with the U.S. Navy Seabees, 3rd class...
Lee Ohrman (10/05/09)
BENKELMAN -- Lee Ohrman, 81, died Saturday (Oct. 3, 2009) at his home in Benkelman. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (MDT) at Trinity Baptist Church in Benkelman. Interment will follow services at the Benkelman Cemetery. Visitation will be at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m...
Jimmie Gene Kier (10/05/09)
Sept. 19, 1935 - Oct. 2, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Jimmie Gene Kier, 74, died Friday (Oct. 2, 2009) at his home in Benkelman, after a battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 19, 1935, at Idalia, Colo., to Charles Edward and Lyle Lorraine (Smith) Kier. On April 30, 1955, he married Vica Jean Ellis and they moved to Montana for a short time before returning to the Benkelman area. ...
Forrest Dean Brown (10/05/09)
Jan. 9, 1920 - Oct. 1, 2009 WILSONVILLE -- Forrest Dean Brown passed away at his home near Wilsonville on Oct. 1, 2009, at the age of 89. He was born Jan. 9, 1920, to Delbert L. and Anna Minnie (Straube) Brown. Dean attended Middle Rockton School through the eighth grade. ...
Mildred M. Lewis (10/05/09)
Nov. 29, 1917 - Sept. 29, 2009 BEAVER CITY -- Mildred M. Lewis, 91, formerly of Beaver City and Arapahoe area, died Tuesday (Sept. 29, 2009) at Cambridge Manor at Cambridge. She was born Nov. 29, 1917, at Hendley to Frank and Phebe (Pearson) Fletcher. She was a life-long resident of Furnas County. She grew up on a farm southwest of Beaver City. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1935...
Lela Mae Frasier (10/02/09)
 Sept. 16, 1914 - Oct. 1, 2009 NORTH PLATTE -- Lela Mae Frasier, 95, formerly of Benkelman, died Thursday (Oct. 1, 2009) at Linden Court in North Platte. She was born Sept. 16, 1914, to Walter J and Lula Ellen Wright Oliver at the Oliver Farm, Wauneta. ...
Douglas J. Anderson (10/02/09)
Nov. 23, 1981 -- Sept. 30, 2009 TRENTON -- Douglas J. Anderson died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, upon arrival at Community Hospital in McCook, at the age of 27. He was born Nov. 23, 1981, at McCook, the son of Allen Dewayne and Verba Joyce (Scott) Anderson. Douglas grew up at Trenton where he graduated from Trenton High School in 2000. He had spent his life in Trenton where he worked as a general laborer...
Stanley S. Randel (10/02/09)
June 19, 1922 - Oct. 1, 2009 Stanley S. Randel, 87, died Thursday (Oct. 1, 2009) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born June 19, 1922, in Red Willow County, the son of the late Alfred Milton and Nettie Bell (Southwell) Randel. Stan grew up on the family farm northeast of McCook and graduated from McCook Senior High School in 1939. He began working for Consolidated Aircraft Company in San Diego, Calif., before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps on Oct. 17, 1942, serving during World War II...
Gilbert H. 'Gib' Leising (10/01/09)
March 18, 1916 - Sept. 28, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Gilbert H. "Gib" Leising, 93, died Monday (Sept. 28, 2009) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born March 18, 1916, at Arapahoe to Paul H. and Louise (Bockerman) Leising. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1934. While in high school he worked for the Equity Store in Arapahoe and after school he worked on the family farm. During a dry year of farming in Arapahoe, he worked on a farm in Minnesota...
Harold Walter Esch (10/01/09)
May 8, 1936 - Sept. 29, 2009 Harold Walter Esch, age 73, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at his home, rural McCook. He was born May 8, 1936, to Walter John and Rosine (Brietling) Esch in McCook. He attended Ash Creek Parochial School. He married Melva June Pollmann on May 4, 1958, at the Christian Union Church in Stratton. After their marriage, they moved to the family farm where they lived their entire life and raised their four children, Kent, Michael, James and Barbara...
Ralph 'Butch' Elwood (10/01/09)
Dec. 29, 1941 - Sept. 28, 2009 NORTH PLATTE -- Ralph "Butch" Elwood, 67, died Monday (Sept. 28, 2009) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 29, 1941, in Benkelman to Clyde R.and Mabel L. Randall Elwood. He married Mary Alice Fairchild on Feb. 21, 1970, in Lincoln...
Myrna Kelley (10/01/09)
Oct. 13, 1916 - Sept. 29, 2009 OBERLIN -- Myrna Kelley, 92, died Tuesday (Sept. 29, 2009) at Sherman County Good Samaritan Center in Goodland, Kan. She was born Oct. 13, 1916, near Norcatur, Kan., to Alva and Hazel (Kious) Railsback. She grew up in the Norcatur area and attended country school. She graduated from Norcatur High School in 1936 and attended Hutchinson Business College for one year and Emporia Teachers College for two years majoring in home economics...
Dewaine Schneider (10/01/09)
WAUNETA -- Dewaine Schneider, 87, died Tuesday (Sept. 29, 2009) at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include his sons, John and wife, Jane of Houston, Texas, Thom and wife, Marie of Dickinson Texas and Steve and wife, Rosa of Spokane, Wash.; daughter, Dorrie Jones and husband, Gregg of Cheyenne, Wyo.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren...