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Obituaries from March 2010

Martin O. 'Marty' Wilson (03/31/10)
April 8, 1957 - March 28, 2010 ALLIANCE -- Martin O. "Marty" Wilson, 52, died Sunday (March 28, 2010) at Highland Park Care Center. He was born April 8, 1957, in McCook to Clifford D. and Cora E. (Glenny) Wilson. On Sept. 23, 1994 he married Wendy Talbot in Las Vegas, Nev...
Todd Ross Blake (03/31/10)
May 13, 1964 - March 25, 2010 BELOIT, Kan. -- Todd Ross Blake, 45, died Thursday (March 25, 2010) at Beloit, Kan. He was born on May 13, 1964, in McCook to Willard LaVern and Marra Lee (McConnell) Blake. He was a commercial truck driver for many years and also worked with computers...
Robert M. 'Bob' Reynolds (03/31/10)
April 16, 1942 - March 12, 2010 YUMA, Ariz. -- Robert M. "Bob" Reynolds died Friday (March 12, 2010) at his home surrounded by family, after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Omaha on April 16, 1942, and grew up in McCook, where he attended public schools and junior college. Upon completion of junior college, he studied at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., where he met his wife, Sandra...
Reavis L. Howlett (03/30/10)
OTIS, Colo. -- Reavis L. Howlett, 85, of Otis, Colo., formerly of McCook, died Saturday (March 27, 2010) in Yuma, Colo. Funeral services will be Friday, 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Otis. Interment will follow at the Otis Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Brenner Funeral Home in Akron, Colo...
Fern May Jording (03/30/10)
May 17, 1916 - March 27, 2010 OBERLIN -- Fern May Jording, 93, died Saturday (March 27, 2010) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born May 17, 1916, in Decatur County, Kan., to Franklin Towery and Augusta Soderlund. She grew up on a farm near Kanona in Decatur County. She attended Kanona and District 49 schools...
Donald LeRoy Carlson (03/30/10)
Oct. 5, 1922 - March 26, 2010 HOLDREGE -- Donald LeRoy Carlson, 87 years of age, passed away on Friday (March 26, 2010) at his home in Holdrege. There will be no services as his family is honoring his wish for cremation. Donald was born on Oct. 5, 1922 on a farm located one mile west of Funk in Phelps County, Neb., the fourth of five children born to Carl F. ...
Carl August Weidner (03/30/10)
Aug. 2, 1920 - March 28, 2010 TRENTON -- Carl August Weidner died Sunday March 28, 2010 at the Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge. He was 89 years old. Carl was born to Carl F. and Dorothea A. (Kahle) Weidner on Aug. 2, 1920, at the family farm south of Culbertson...
Nadine Anderson (03/29/10)
July 19, 1923 - March 26, 2010 OBERLIN -- Nadine Anderson, 86, died Friday (March 26, 2010) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born July 19, 1923 in Norton, Kan., to Hjalmer Alstrom and Bessie Huff. She grew up in the Lund community southwest of Oberlin. She attended Swede Home School, Decatur County High School and teacher training in Greeley, Colo...
Merlyn J. Andrews (03/29/10)
Nov. 8, 1925 - Jan. 2, 2010 GRAND ISLAND -- Merlyn J. Andrews, 84, died Saturday (Jan. 2, 2010) surrounded by her family at her home in Grand Island. She was born, Nov. 8, 1925, to Robert E. and Edith M. Anderson in Meriden, Kan. She grew up in Meriden, Kan., Topeka, Kan., and graduated from Seaman Rural High School in 1943. She attended Stricklers Business College in Topeka...
Donna Burks (03/29/10)
April 6, 1941 - March 24, 2010 CERESCO -- Donna Burks, 69, died Wednesday (March 24, 2010) at her home. She was born April 6, 1941, at Blackwell, Okla., to Eugene and Dorothy (Lile) Roberts. She grew up in Newton Kan., and graduated from high school there...
Julia Ann (Milligan) Martin (03/29/10)
April 28, 1921 - March 26, 2010 Julia Ann (Milligan) Martin died at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook on Friday, March 26, 2010. She was 88 years old. She was born in McCook on April 28, 1921, to Charles Thomas and Ida Marie (Gordon) Milligan, Jr. She graduated from McCook High School in 1940 and McCook Junior College in 1942...
Robert Allen Modrell (03/25/10)
June 6, 1938 - March 22, 2010 ST. FRANCIS -- Robert Allen Modrell, 71, died Monday (March 22, 2010) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis, Kan. He was born June 6, 1938, in McCook. He was a retired computer program specialist for the Bureau of Reclamation...
Charles Willard Vandruff (03/25/10)
Feb. 2, 1929 - March 19, 2010 BEAVER CITY -- Charles Willard Vandruff, 81, formerly of Arapahoe, died Friday (March 19, 2010) at the Beaver Manor in Beaver City. He was born on Feb. 2, 1929, at Holbrook to Charles A. and Esther M. (Grannis) Vandruff. ...
Marvis Ann (Bowen-Kinsman) Darling (03/25/10)
March 16, 1935 - March 22, 2010 BEAVER CITY -- Marvis Ann (Bowen-Kinsman) Darling, 75, of Hays, Kan., formerly of Beaver City, Republican City and Alma area, died Monday (March 22, 2010) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. She was born March 16, 1935, at Oxford to Charles Wilmur and Mabel Ann (Zike) Bowen. Until the age of 3, she lived northeast of Beaver City on the Carl Modlin farm. In 1938 she moved into Beaver City. She graduated from Beaver City High School with the class of 1952...
Kay Lynn Schlagel (03/24/10)
June 30, 1959 - March 17, 2010 LINCOLN -- Kay Lynn Schlagel, 50, died Wednesday (March 17, 2010) at her home. She was born June 30, 1959, in Oberlin, Kan., to Erwin and Mereta (Duncan) Cathcart. She received her Nursing Certificate from Mary Lanning in Hastings...
Robert L. Stuver (03/24/10)
Feb. 19, 1924 - March 23, 2010 LINCOLN -- Robert L. Stuver, 86, formerly of McCook, died Tuesday (March 23, 2010). He was born Feb. 19, 1924. He was a World War II Navy Seebees veteran and a retired auto parts store owner. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, V.F.W. No. 131, and American Legion Post No. 3...
Lois A. Solko (03/24/10)
Oct. 13, 1942 - March 8, 2010 ST. PAUL -- Lois A. Solko, 67, died Monday (March 8, 2010) at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul. She was born on Oct. 13, 1942, at Oberlin, the daughter of Clarence and Stella (Niemeth) Sattler. She grew up in Herndon, Kan., graduating from Herndon Rural High School in 1960...
Daisy May Fries (03/23/10)
May 11, 1931 - March 20, 2010 BENKELMAN -- Daisy May "Dee" Fries, 78, died Saturday (March 20, 2010) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born May 11, 1931, to Frank and Hattie (Bevans) Silvester at Champion and attended school near her home...
Elwyn Shafer Krous (03/23/10)
Aug. 3, 1915 - March 21, 2010 INDIANOLA -- Elwyn "Al" Krous was born on Aug. 3, 1915, to Ruth Marie Shafer and Winfield Caswell Krous in La Crosse, Idaho, and died on March 21, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Washington and finally to Medford, Ore., where he graduated high school. ...
Rick Lee Kotschwar (03/23/10)
Oct. 12, 1950 - March 9, 2010 LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Rick Lee Kotschwar died Tuesday (March 9, 2010) at Kendred Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. He was 59 years old. Rick was born on Oct. 12, 1950, in McCook to Stanley D. "Jiggs" and Patricia Ann (Schleeman) Kotschwar. He entered the U.S. Marines and was honorably discharged shortly thereafter due to health problems...
Annabel Huston (03/22/10)
May 6, 1926 - March 20, 2010 Annabel Huston, age 83, died Saturday (March 20, 2010) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born on May 6, 1926, in Holyoke, Colo., to Joshua and Grace L. (Scott) Walcott. She graduated from Holyoke High School in 1942, at the age of 16. After graduation, Annabel went to work for Fosters Lumber Company and Co-op in Holyoke, Colo., for 2 years...
Dr. Paul M. St. Aubin (03/19/10)
Benino 'Benny' Contreras Garcia (03/19/10)
June 22, 1924-March 14, 2010 GRAND ISLAND -- Benny C. Garcia, 86, died Sunday (March 24, 2010), at Golden Living Lakeview Nursing Home in Grand Island. He was born June 22, 1924, at New Brownsville, Texas, to Pedro and Mary (Contreras) Garcia. As a teenager, he moved to McCook where he worked as a farm hand for many years. In 1980, he began working at Hillcrest Nursing Home in maintenance, receiving a certificate in maintenance and repair. He retired in 1989...
Douglas Win Chambers (03/19/10)
Steve W. Turner (03/19/10)
June 7, 1944 - March 18, 2010 BARTLEY -- Steve W. Turner, 65, died Thursday (March 18, 2010) at Cambridge Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Steve was born on June 7, 1944, in Denver, Colo., to Charles William and Madeline Fletcher (Buck) Turner. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in Santa Barbara, Calif...
Ruth (Fearn) Dailey (03/19/10)
Feb. 19, 1926 - March 8, 2010 DENVER, Colo. -- Dailey (Fearn), Ruth, loving mother and granny, passed away March 8, 2010, in Denver, Colo. She will be greatly missed by her children Gary (Sue) Urling of Boulder, Colo., Mick (Kelly) Urling of Thornton, Colo., Cindy (Rick) Coulter of Dana Point, Calif., Jackie (Geno) Figurelli of Thornton, Colo., Jim (Bobi) Urling of Aurora, Colo.; sisters Rose Marie Fearn of Littleton, Colo., Joan (Ralph) Comiskey of Colorado Springs, Colo., Theresa Armstrong of Nixa, Mo., brothers Eugene (Evelyn) Fearn of Leavenworth, Kan., Bernard "Bud" (Sharon) Fearn of Pine, Colo.; four grandchildren, Matthew (Lisa) Urling, Crystal Hatfield, Taylor Urling and Brody Urling; two great-grandchildren, Sophia Urling and Lucas Urling; and her long time companion, Dudley Tullos.. ...
Verle A. Carlson (03/16/10)
March 23, 1923 - March 13, 2010 GRAND ISLAND -- Verle August Carlson, 86, died Saturday (March 13, 2010) at the Veterans Home in Grand Island. He was born March 23, 1923, at Culbertson in Hitchcock County, Neb., the son of the late Carl August and Dora Jane (Perkins) Carlson. Verle grew up in the Cornell community south of Trenton and graduated from Trenton High School in 1941...
Helen Marie (Wendland) Wendland (03/16/10)
Helen Marie (Wendland) Wendland July 15, 1931 - March 14, 2010 ARAPAHOE -- Helen Marie (Wendland) Wendland, 78, died Sunday (March 14, 2010) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born July 15, 1931, in Gosper County to Oscar and Elsie (Monter) Wendland. ...
Clarence W.H. Niemeier (03/15/10)
Aug. 7, 1921 - March 13, 2010 CAMBRIDGE -- Clarence W.H. Niemeier, 88, formerly of Holbrook, died Saturday (March 13, 2010) at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. He was born Aug. 7, 1921, near Holbrook to Ernest and Minnie (Mues) Niemeier. He grew up on the family farm near Holbrook. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, where he also attended school through 8th grade...
Jacqueline L. McKillip (03/12/10)
Loretta A. (Steckmyer) Felker (03/15/10)
Feb. 12, 1919 - March 11, 2010 CULBERTSON -- Loretta A. Felker died Thursday (March 11, 2010) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was 91 years old. On Feb. 12, 1919, Loretta was born to Edward J. and Estella Hazel (Eifert) Steckmyer at McCook. She grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1937...
Thelma L. Ruby (03/12/10)
Nov. 8, 1914 - March 10, 2010 KEARNEY -- Thelma L. Ruby, 95, of Kearney, Neb., and formerly of McCook died Wednesday (March 10, 2010) at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney. Thelma was born Nov. 8, 1914, in Lebanon, Neb., the daughter of the late Vern and Sarah (Railsbach) Morris. She lived in Lebanon until she married Ernest Ruby in 1933. Ernest preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1987, in McCook. They spent their married life in McCook where they raised their family...
Gerald E. Sines (03/11/10)
March 20, 1918 - March 10, 2010 Gerald E. Sines, 91, died Wednesday (March 10, 2010) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born on March 20, 1918, at Marion to Lester and Lela (VanPelt) Sines. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II from 1942 to 1945...
Eleanore J. Demmer (03/11/10)
Eleanore J. Demmer March 1, 1916 - March 9, 2010 OBERLIN -- Eleanore J. Demmer, 94, died Tuesday (March 9, 2010) at the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center. She was born March 1, 1916, in Decatur County, Kan., to Benjamin Bryan and Birdie Harshman. She grew up in the Traer area, attending District 98 schools and graduating from Decatur Community High School in 1933...
Emerson Duane Schwenk (03/11/10)
June 13, 1928 - March 7, 2010 Emerson Duane Schwenk was born on the south divide of Wauneta, Neb., to George and Leona (Buffington) Schwenk Paustian on June 13, 1928. He passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at his home just across the road from where he was born...
Darrell L. Earl (03/11/10)
Aug. 24, 1924 - March 10, 2010 BARTLEY -- Darrell L. Earl, 85, died Wednesday (March 10, 2010) at the Cambridge Manor. He was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Bartley to Harry and Lexey (McCord). He attended Bartley Schools. In 1945, he was inducted into the U. S. Army. He was sent to the Asiatic -- Pacific Campaign and was discharged in 1946...
Ariel Marie O'Brien (03/11/10)
Aug. 6, 2008 - March 7, 2010 INDIANOLA -- Ariel Marie O'Brien, age 19 months, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at McCook Community Hospital, McCook, Neb. Ariel was born on Aug. 6, 2008, at McCook to Eric Vincent and Larisa Jean (Pohousky) O'Brien. She lived with her family in the country near Indianola where she loved to pet the horses and play with her cats and dogs...
Mildred 'Millie' Long (03/10/10)
July 31, 1926 - March 7, 2010 Mildred Marie Long, 83, died Sunday (March 7, 2010) at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. She was born July 31, 1926, at Enders to Theodore William and Susie Virginia (Herbert) Einsphar. She was baptized in Imperial on Oct. 17, 1926, and attended school at Wauneta through the 10th grade, finishing her high school education with a GED...
Emerson Schwenk (03/09/10)
WAUNETA -- Emerson Schwenk, 81, died Sunday (March 7, 2010) at his home in rural Wauneta. Survivors include his wife, Joyce of rural Wauneta; his mother, Leona Paustian of Wauneta; two sons, Matt Schwenk and wife, Tammy of Hayes Center and Nick Schwenk of Hayes Center; two daughters, Janet Keiser and husband, Rich of rural Wauneta and Rhonda Brunkhorst and husband, Lynn of Wauneta; sister, Joan Denker of Council Bluffs, Iowa; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Isiah Christopher Cappel (03/09/10)
Isiah Christopher Cappel, infant son of Mark Allen and Christina Marie (Weaver) Cappel was born on Nov. 8, 2009. He went to be with his Savior on the same day. Isiah is preceded in death by his great-grandmothers, Rose Weaver and Velda Fleider. Survivors include his parents Mark and Christina Cappel of McCook; his brother, Logan Cappel and twin brother, Jayden Cappel of the home; maternal grandparents, John Weaver of Riverton and Georgia Witken of Cambridge; paternal grandparents, Douglas and Terri Cappel of McCook and Deb Swanson of McCook; great-grandparents, Clarence "Larry" and Donna Swanson of McCook, Claude and Deloris Cappel of McCook and Harold and Gail Fleider of Cambridge; numerous uncles, aunt and cousins.. ...
Sheila Wederski (03/09/10)
Feb. 19, 1933 - March 7, 2010 INDIANOLA -- Sheila Wederski died Sunday (March 7, 2010) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 77 years old. Sheila was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on Feb. 19, 1933, to John Bruce and Elizabeth (Milhe) Massie. She attended school in Aberdeen and later received her business certificate. She was employed as a clerk in a foundry for many years while living in Scotland...
Marie Sailors (03/08/10)
Feb. 1, 1913 - Feb. 21, 2010 COLORADO -- Marie Sailors, 97, formerly of Benkelman, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 2010) at Emeritus at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born Feb. 1, 1913, to James and Nellie (Murphy) Fitzgerald. When she was 4 years old the family moved to Palisade. She attended Duchesne College in Omaha where she majored in English and home economics. After graduating, she taught school in Trenton...
Laurence L. Escher (03/05/10)
Mary Ann Horney (03/05/10)
Orville Dale Stewart (03/08/10)
March 26, 1920 - March 5, 2010 INDIANOLA -- Orville Dale Stewart, 89, died Friday (March 5, 2010) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born in Culbertson to Roy Leslie and Hazel Leota (Bymer) Stewart on March 26, 1920. He entered the U.S. Army on March 4, 1942 and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 24, 1946...
Marie Sailors (03/05/10)
BENKELMAN -- Marie Sailors, 97, died Feb. 21, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Memorial Mass is Saturday, 10:30 a.m. (MST), at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Benkelman. Inurnment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery. The rosary is Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman...
Orville D. Stewart (03/05/10)
Orville D. Stewart, 89, died Friday (March 5, 2010) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Memorial services are Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with the Rev. Lance Clay officiating. Burial to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Indianola...
Velma R. Steinke (03/05/10)
Feb. 1, 1908 - March 2, 2010 CULBERTSON -- Velma Rosetta Steinke, 102, died Tuesday (March 2, 2010) at the El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton. She was born Feb. 1, 1908, at Oxford, Neb., the daughter of the late Charlie and Mollie (Reinheimer) Williams. ...
Vadna E. Buhler (03/05/10)
Oct. 22, 1913 - March 3, 2010 Vadna E. Buhler, 96, died Wednesday (March 3, 2010) at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Oct. 22, 1913, at Bennington, Neb., the daughter of the late Frederick William and Caroline (Luschen) Cohrs. Her early years were at Bennington where she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. The family moved to Trenton, Neb., where she graduated from Trenton High School in 1932...
Vadna E. Buhler (03/04/10)
Oct. 22, 1913 - March 3, 2010 Vadna E. Buhler, 96, died Wednesday (March 3, 2010) at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Oct. 22, 1913, at Bennington to Frederick William and Caroline (Luschen) Cohrs. Funeral services are Saturday, 3 p.m., at Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook with Ken Nealeigh officiating. Interment will be in the Trenton Cemetery...
Velma R. Steinke (03/04/10)
Feb. 1, 1908 - March 2, 2010 Velma Rosetta Steinke, 102, died Tuesday (March 2, 2010) at the El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton. She was born Feb. 1, 1908, at Oxford, Neb., the daughter of the late Charlie and Mollie (Reinheimer) Williams. Velma spent her early childhood on a farm northwest of McCook and northeast of Culbertson. ...
Patricia A. Glenn (03/04/10)
May 24, 1936 - Feb. 28, 2010 OBERLIN -- Patricia A. Glenn, 73, died Sunday (Feb. 28, 2010) at Oberlin. She was born May 24, 1936, in Kimball to Albert Janicek and Helen Kirchner. She grew up in Kimball and graduated from Kimball High School in 1954...
Alice L. Wade (03/04/10)
Jan. 23, 1916 - March 2, 2010 ELWOOD -- Alice L. Wade, 94, died Tuesday (March 2, 2010) at Tri County Hospital in Lexington. She was born on Jan. 23, 1916, to George and Mary Ellen (Kleffman) Fong at the family farm, in the Turkey Creek area south of Elwood. She attended the Robbins country school through the 8th grade, and then graduated from Elwood High School...
Lowell Albert Grimm (03/03/10)
Jan. 21, 1925 - Feb. 22, 2010 WAUNETA -- Lowell Albert Grimm, 85, died Monday (Feb. 22, 2010) at the Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Wauneta to Louis and Laura Mae (Gaines) Grimm. He grew up in Wauneta and graduated high school in 1942. After graduation he attended the University of Nebraska until being drafted into the U.S. Army...
Mary L. Slocum (03/02/10)
April 1, 1942 - Feb. 28, 2010 ARAPAHOE -- Mary L. Slocum, 67, died Sunday (Feb. 28, 2010) at the Cambridge Hospital, in Cambridge. She was born April 1, 1942, in Shreveport, La., to Samuel and Mary S. (Austin) Harrison. She attended school in Shreveport...
Joy G. Eller (03/01/10)
Helen Delight (Van Meter) Pettit-Mitchell (03/01/10)
Nov. 16, 1912 - Feb. 26, 2010 NORTH PLATTE -- Helen Delight (Van Meter) Pettit-Mitchell, 97, of Tryon and North Platte, died Friday (Feb. 26, 2010) at Linden Court. She was born Nov. 16, 1912, at Curtis to George Brown and Eva Irene (Wagoner) Van Meter. She attended School District 26 in McPherson County and high school at Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis, graduating in 1931. She also attended Doane College at Crete for 1 year...
Edward Albert Bailey (03/01/10)
April 3, 1928 - Feb. 26, 2010 TRENTON -- Edward Albert Bailey, 81, died Friday (Feb. 26, 2010) at Community Hospital in McCook. Ed was born on April 3, 1928, at Maringo, Neb., in Hayes County to Ervin N. and Millie F. (Bussard) Bailey. He attended rural country school...
Lavern 'Bud' Joseph Bender (03/01/10)
Feb. 26, 1920 - Feb. 27, 2010 Lavern "Bud" Joseph Bender passed away February 27, 2010 in McCook, with his family at his side while celebrating his 90th birthday. He was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Humphrey, Neb., to Simon and Sabina (Abler) Bender. He was the fifth oldest child of ten...
Rita Rose Oswald (03/01/10)
GLASGOW, Ky. -- Rita Rose Oswald, 88, of Glasgow, Ky., died Saturday (Feb. 27, 2010) at the NHC Healthcare Center in Glasgow, Ky. Born in Lawrence she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Maggie Hartman Walz and the wife of the late John Oswald. Mrs. Oswald attended the St Helen's Catholic Church in Glasgow...