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Obituaries from November 2009

Louise Lena Bolio (11/30/09)
Oct. 19, 1921-Nov. 25, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Louise Lena (Warning) Bolio, 88, died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 2009), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born Oct 19, 1921, at Max, Neb., to William and Myrtle (Ray) Warning. On Oct. 26, 1938, she married Frank Bolio at Atwood, Kan. ...
Dorothy Elaine Olsson (11/30/09)
July 3, 1929-Nov. 27, 2009 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Dorothy Elaine Olsson formerly of McCook, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at St. Joseph, Mo. She was 80 years old. She was born July 3, 1929, in McCook to William Warren and Helen Genevive (Joslin) Abernathy. She grew up and attended schools in McCook and Wyoming...
Marlus I. Binderup (11/30/09)
Dec. 14, 1934-Nov. 28, 2009 CULBERTSON -- Marlus I. Binderup died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at her home in Culbertson. She was 74 years old. On Dec. 14, 1934, she was born in Culbertson to Floyd and Florence (Thayer) McCollum. She attended Culbertson High School and lived in the Culbertson area all her life...
Anna Marie (Bellender) Slater (11/27/09)
Nov. 26, 1926-Nov. 26, 2009 Anna Marie (Bellender) Slater died peacefully on her 83 birthday, Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. She was born Nov. 26, 1926, to Adam and Catherine (Bathauer) Bellender in Brush, Colo. She was the seventh child born of 10 children. She had seven sisters and two brothers. She attended school at Brush, Colo., and worked on her father's farm...
Charles Ankenman (11/25/09)
Sept. 24, 1921-Nov. 23, 2009 CAMBRIDGE -- Charles Ankenman, 88, died Monday (Nov. 23, 2009), at the Cambridge Memorial hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Norcatur, Kan., to Jacob and Eva (Bryant) Ankenman. In 1926 the family moved to a farm 10 miles southeast of Wilsonville. He later moved to a farm three miles east and a half mile south of Wilsonville and farmed this ground for the rest of his life. He graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1940...
Dr. Jack L. Bradshaw (11/25/09)
May 21, 1928-Nov. 6, 2009 KINGSVILLE, Texas -- Dr. Jack L. Bradshaw, age 81, a resident of Kingsville, Texas passed away Friday, November 6, 2009 in Kingsville. He was born May 21, 1928, in McCook, Neb., to E. L. Bradshaw and Mabel Lindholm Bradshaw. ...
Phyllis J. Kotschwar (11/25/09)
July 6, 1943-Nov. 24, 2009 Phyllis J. Kotschwar, age 66, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at her home in McCook. Phyllis was born July 6, 1943 in Benkelman to Huel and Pauline (Scott) Payton. She lived her entire life in Southwest Nebraska. She attended the McCook Public Schools...
Lucille Elizabeth (Farrell) Lowe (11/24/09)
May 13, 1918-Nov. 19, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Lucille Elizabeth (Farrell) Lowe, 91, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 2009), at the Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born May 13, 1918, to Charlie and Lucy Farrell in Republican City, on her grandparents' farm. She was the oldest of three brothers and two sisters. One sister and one brother died as infants. She went to school in Riverton and graduated the eighth grade. After eighth grade, she worked as a babysitter...
B. Joan Parrish (11/23/09)
Sept. 11, 1926-Nov. 18, 2009 WHEATRIDGE, Colo. -- B. Joan Parrish, 83, formerly of Beaver City, died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 2009), at Collier Hospice Lutheran Medical Center in Wheatridge, Colo. She was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Furnas County, to John Russell and Vivan (Livingston) Wentling. ...
Donna Marie Lambert (11/23/09)
Sept. 17, 1932-Nov. 21, 2009 Donna Marie Lambert, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 77 years old. Donna was born on Sept. 17, 1932, in Red Willow County to Leonard D. and Ida Winifred (Taylor) England. She graduated from Red Willow High School in 1950...
Mary Anne Fimple (11/21/09)
Mary Anne Fimple died Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 55 years old. She was born to Ernest and Doris (Shaw) Fimple on December 24, 1953 at St. Catherine's in McCook. Mary Anne graduated from Republican Valley High School in 1972 and attended McCook Community College...
Theresa C. Solko (11/21/09)
Dec. 9, 1936-Nov. 19, 2009 Theresa C. Solko,, 72, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 2009) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Dec. 9, 1936, at a farm near Indianola to Charles and Caroline ( Kircher) Kennedy. She attended Red Willow schools and graduated in 1954. ...
John R. Rempel (11/16/09)
Feb. 2, 1926-Nov. 13, 2009 On Nov. 13, 2009, John F. Rempel, was "absent from the body and present with the Lord." John was born to Peter and Marie (Friesen) Rempel, Feb. 18, 1926, in the home near Fairbury, Neb. He trusted Christ as his Savior at the age of 12 and at the age of 16 he committed his life to God's service. He spent his life serving the Lord as pastor, teacher and evangelist in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Illinois, and Wisconsin...
Leigh John Gage (11/16/09)
March 1, 1934 -Nov. 12, 2009 Leigh John Gage died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 in Yukon, Okla. He was 75 years old. He was born to Lyle and Ilo Gage on March 1, 1934 at a farm in Hitchcock County. After moving to Wauneta, Leigh attended Wauneta schools. Following his graduation from Wauneta High School in 1952, Leigh attended McCook Junior College. In 1954, Leigh took a teaching position at Enders...
Lawrence R. Ham (11/13/09)
June 7, 1923-Nov. 10, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Lawrence Roy Ham, 86, of Benkelman, Neb., departed this life on earth for his heavenly home on Nov. 10, 2009, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., after his body gave out on him. He was born June 7, 1923, in Dundy County, Neb., the youngest of nine children born to Roy A. and Jennie M. (Roberts) Ham. He was born on his maternal grandparents' farm south of Republican River, and grew up on the family farm north of the river...
Virginia C. Frasier (11/13/09)
Sept. 23, 1913-Nov. 4, 2009 LONGMONT, Colo. -- Virginia Frasier, 96, died Nov. 4, 2009. at Applewood Living Center in Longmont, Colo. She was born Sept. 23, 1913, to Conrad and Catherine (Schafer) Amen Jr. in Hastings, Neb. She married Robert M. Frasier April 17, 1934...
Bette Caroline Sis (11/13/09)
March 17, 1930-Nov. 10, 2009 STRATTON -- Bette Caroline Sis, 79, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday (Nov. 10, 2009), due to complications of pulmonary disease. She was born March 17, 1930, to Scott and Laura "Dot" (Overholser) Kellogg at Cambridge, and moved with her family at the young age of two, to Stratton...
Berneta Ann Smith (11/12/09)
April 28, 1941-Nov. 10, 2009 HAIGLER -- Berneta Ann Smith, 68, died Tuesday (Nov. 10, 2009), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. She was born April 28, 1941, at Benkelman, to Richard and Velma Hiatt. She was a teacher's aide, working in elementary education...
Ruth Ann Decker (11/12/09)
June 25, 1911-Nov. 10, 2009 WAUNETA -- Ruth Ann Decker, 98, died Tuesday (Nov. 10, 2009), at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home. She was born June 25, 1911, at Cedar Falls, to John and Fannie Fox. She attended school near Cedar Falls. On Jan. 6, 1932, she married Loide Albert Decker at Imperial. They settled in Wauneta where they made their home for many years...
Claude W. Warren (11/12/09)
Feb. 14, 1931-Nov. 6, 2009 KEARNEY -- Claude W. Warren, 78, died Friday (Nov. 6, 2009) surrounded by his family at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney. He was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Benkelman, to Ernest E. and Thelma Dee (O'Dell) Warren. On March 4, 1950, he married Thelma Irene Greening in Fort Morgan, Colo. She died in 1998...
Norris Sulzman (11/12/09)
Feb. 4, 1930-Nov. 8, 2009 SELDEN -- Norris Sulzman, 79, died Sunday (Nov. 8, 2009), at his home in Selden. He was born Feb. 4, 1930, at Selden, to John J. and Antonette Simpson (Zodrow) Sulzman. He was raised in Selden where he received his education...
Robert 'Bob' W. Henthorn (11/12/09)
June 9, 1920-Nov. 10, 2009 Robert "Bob" W. Henthorn, age 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born June 9, 1920, to John and Lilly (Blixt) Henthorn in Aurora, Neb. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1938. Bob married Virginia M. Sandberg in Aurora on Jan. 23, 1949. To this union three children were born, Robert, Wendy and Roger...
Leonard Lloyd Amsberry (11/09/09)
July 15, 1924-Nov. 6, 2009 ST. FRANCIS -- Leonard Lloyd Amsberry, 85, formerly of Bird City, died Friday (Nov. 6, 2009), at Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis. He was born July 15, 1924, in Cheyenne County, Kan. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Ruth R. Brown (11/09/09)
Nov. 24, 1915-Nov. 6, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Ruth R. Brown, of rural Max, Neb., died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman, Nebraska, at the age of 93. She was born Nov. 24, 1915, at Warwick, Kan., the daughter of Lee and Hannah (Russell) Maxwell. Ruth received her formal education in Nebraska and was a member of the Stratton High School graduating class of 1934...
Glenva Nichols (11/09/09)
March 13, 1936-Nov. 8, 2009 OBERLIN -- Glenva Nichols, 73, died Sunday (Nov. 8, 2009), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born March 13, 1936, at Oberlin, to Floyd and Ruth (Nicodemus) Laidig. She was raised on a farm in the Harlan Township of Decatur County, Kan. She attended rural schools in Harlan Township and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1954...
Virgil Albert Schilz (11/09/09)
Sept. 29, 1922-Nov. 6, 2009 Virgil Albert Schilz died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was 87 years old. Virgil was born on Sept. 29, 1922, at McCook to August Andrew and Arvilla (Smith) Schilz. He graduated from McCook High School in 1942. After graduation, he entered the US Army on Nov. 25, 1942, and served as a mechanic in the southern Philippines during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 13, 1946...
Al Stephen Unger (11/09/09)
March 29, 1916-Nov. 5, 2009 Al Stephen Unger, 93, of McCook, Neb., died Thursday November 5, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born March 29, 1916, in Herndon, Kansas to Andrew and Thersia Unger. He was a 1934 graduate of St. Mary's in Herndon...
Donna Marie Wickizer (11/06/09)
Feb. 4, 1954-Nov. 3, 2009 Donna Marie Wickizer died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was 55 years old. Donna was born Feb. 4, 1954, in McCook, Nebr. to Frederick G. and LaVerda A. (Payne) Karp. She graduated from McCook High School in 1972; McCook Community College in 1987 and was currently working on a Bachelor Degree from the Bellevue University...
Kim Allen Kathka (11/06/09)
Sept. 29, 1974-Nov. 4, 2009 COLBY, Kan. -- Kim Allen Kathka, 35, died Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2009), at his home in Colby. He was born Sept. 29, 1974, at Oberlin, to Steve Kathka and Linda Huss. He was raised in Oberlin and Herndon and attended Oberlin Elementary School, Herndon High School, McCook Community College and Goodland Vo-Tech. He has lived in Colby since 2006...
Frank Albert Nothnagel (11/04/09)
May 31, 1950-Oct. 27, 2009 SAN DIEGO -- Frank Albert Nothnagel went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Oct. 27, 2009, and was lovingly surrounded by his children for his departure. He was born May 31, 1950, the son of Albert and Shirley Nothnagel. He was born and raised in McCook, Neb., with his three brothers and one sister. Mr. Nothnagel was a long time resident of San Diego...
Earnest 'Ernie' Richard Fischer (11/03/09)
March 15, 1914-Oct. 29, 2009 Earnest "Ernie" Richard Fischer, formally of McCook died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at the Southlake Nursing Home in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 95 years old. Ernie was born March 15, 1914 to Robert E. and Jane (Hebrink) Fischer at Firth, Neb...
Garrett Quentin Eckhardt (11/02/09)
July 27, 1920 - Oct. 30, 2009 Gary Eckhardt, 89, of McCook, died Friday (Oct. 30, 2009). He was born in Edison, on July 27, 1920, to George and Zadie Eckhardt. On June 1, 1940, he married Dorothy Kentner. They moved to McCook in 1952 and owned and operated the Pow Wow Club and Gary's Steak Barn until 1999...
Elizabeth F. Thompson (11/02/09)
June 28, 1990-Oct. 24, 2009 Elizabeth F. Thompson, 19, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the Childrens Memorial Hospital in Omaha, Neb. She was born on June 28, 1990, in Omaha. Elizabeth attended Buffalo Grade School in North Platte for two years, then moved to Wauneta where she attended the Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools...
Pauline D. Deines (11/02/09)
Aug. 26, 1916-Oct. 30, 2009 LINCOLN -- Pauline D. Deines, 93, died Friday (Oct. 30, 2009), in McCook. She was born Aug. 26, 1916, in Saginaw, Mich., and was raised by George and Marie (Weigandt) Horn. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eagle's Auxiliary, Senior Bowling League, A.H.S.G.R., Lutheran Women Missionary League, WSI and was a charter member of Dorcas Society. She had formerly worked at Lincoln Letter Guide Co., Goldenrod Printing Co. and Elgin Watch Co...