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Obituaries from April 2010

Roberta M. Williams (04/29/10)
Dec. 21, 1918 - April 28, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Roberta M. Williams, 91, died Wednesday (April 28, 2010) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born on Dec. 21, 1918, at her home on her parent's farm in Red Willow County near Indianola, to Chester and Ora (Probasco) McCafferty. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1937 and taught rural school for two years...
Dennis Albert Mihm (04/30/10)
April 12, 1952-April 29, 2010 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Dennis Albert Mihm, age 58, of Indianola lost his seven-year battle with cancer Thursday, April 29, 2010, at McCook Community Hospital. He was born on April 12, 1952, in McCook to Clifford B. and Sylvia E. (Townsend) Mihm. He grew up in Indianola and was a member of the first graduating class of Republican Valley High School in 1970. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1975 with a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy...
Laura M. Becker (04/29/10)
May 18, 1963 - April 25, 2010 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Laura M. Becker, 46, died Sunday (April 25, 2010) at Cambridge as a result of an auto accident South of Hendley. She was born May 18, 1963, in Norton, Kansas, to Willis C. and Lynn M. (Nichols) Nelson. She grew up in Norton, Kansas, and graduated from Norton Community High School with the Class of 1981...
Maude Mae Elliott (04/27/10)
Jan. 28, 1914 - April 25, 2010 BIRD CITY, Kansas -- Maude Mae Elliott, 96, died Sunday (April 25, 2010) at Cheyenne County Hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1914, at Naponee, Nebraska. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carles "Irl" Elliott in 1992...
Wilfred G. 'Fudd' Decker (04/26/10)
May 10, 1947 -- April 11, 2010 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Wilfred G. "Fudd" Decker, 62, died Sunday (April 11, 2010) surrounded by family and friends at his home in Lincoln. He was born in Imperial on May 10, 1947, to Zenas E. and Bessie M. Hawkins Decker. He grew up in Palisade, graduating from Palisade High School in 1965...
Marcella Herbert (04/26/10)
Oct. 27, 1922 - April 22, 2010 PALISADE, Nebraska -- Marcella Rosella (Worske) Herbert, 87, died Thursday (April 22, 2010) at the Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home in Wauneta. She was born Oct. 27, 1922, in McCook to Dominique "Mike" and Jane (Bayless) Worske. She grew up in McCook and attended McCook High School...
Ronald McKillip (04/23/10)
Dec. 23, 1929 - April 21, 2010 Ronald Eugene McKillip, 80, passed from this temporary life on Wednesday (April 21, 2010) at his home north of McCook, Nebraska. He was born on a cold, windy, snowy Dec. 23, 1929, at the family farm south of McCook to Nile and Opal (Kelley) McKillip. He grew up around McCook and rode horses and sometimes climbed snowdrifts taller than fence posts to attend country schools. He attended McCook High, class of 1947...
Stella L. Kitzing (04/23/10)
Nov. 16, 1918 - April 21, 2010 Stella Lorraine Kitzing died Wednesday (April 21, 2010) at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska, at the age of 91. She was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Frontier County, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Ernest and Rose (Puls) Lempp. Stella grew up in Frontier County where she graduated from the Salem Lutheran School...
Allen Thomas Dold (04/22/10)
March 25, 1950 - April 19, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Allen Thomas Dold, age 60, died Monday (April 19, 2010) at McCook Community Hospital. He was born in McCook to Manford H. and Irene E. (Timbrel) Dold on March 25, 1950. He graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1969. He attended the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture in Curtis and earned an Associate in mechanics...
Edward Leroy Quaduor (04/22/10)
April 7, 1934 - Dec. 1, 2009 PUEBLO, Colorado -- Edward Leroy Quaduor, 75, died Dec. 1, 2009, in Pueblo, Colorado. Memorial services are Saturday, April 24, 2 p.m., at Lebanon Church in Lebanon.
Lois A. Lakey (04/22/10)
Jan. 6, 1930 - April 20, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Lois Arlene Lakey died Tuesday (April 20, 2010) at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, at the age of 80. Lois was bom at her home in Holyoke, Colorado, to Vernon and Leona (Daniels) Smith on Jan. 6, 1930. Lois had five brothers, Stanton, Sidney, Wendell, Jerry and Robert and three sisters, Elizabeth, Nancy and Patricia...
Aaron Lee Johnson (04/22/10)
May 6, 1941 - April 21, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Aaron Lee Johnson died Wednesday (April 21, 2010) at his home in McCook. He was 68 years old. Aaron was born in Trenton to Earl William and Eva Augustina (Wright) Johnson. He graduated from McCook High School in 1959...
Frances Marie Unger (Burchett) (04/22/10)
Dec. 31, 1915 - April 21, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Frances Marie Unger died Wednesday (April 21, 2010) at Immanuel Fontanelle Home in Omaha. She was 94 years old. Frances was born in Marshfield, Missouri, and soon moved to a farm north of McCook. She grew up on that farm and attended Quick rural school and McCook High School where she graduated in 1934...
Arthur D. Ethier (04/20/10)
Spencer 'Levi' Sloan (04/20/10)
Ruth 'Ruthie' V. Matisek (04/21/10)
ATWOOD, Kansas -- Ruth "Ruthie" V. Matisek, 79, died Tuesday (April 20, 2010) at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. Survivors include her daughter, Jane and husband, Arthur Bond of Diamondhead, Missouri; sister, Sr. Anne Matisek of Montgomery, Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews...
Terry E. Rogers Jr. (04/20/10)
Oct. 28, 1964 - April 17, 2010 JENNINGS, Kansas -- Terry E. Rogers Jr., 45, died Saturday (April 17, 2010) at Sheridan County Hospital in Hoxie, Kansas. He was born Oct. 28, 1964, at San Antonio, Texas, to Terry Eugene Rogers Sr. and Carylon Elaine Newton. He grew up in the San Antonio area, graduating from Fox Tech High School in San Antonio, later attending trade school in Missouri...
John Wayne DeVries (04/20/10)
Oct. 23, 1927 - April 16, 2010 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- John Wayne DeVries, 82, of Yuma, Arizona, formerly of Cambridge, passed away on Friday (April 16, 2010). He was born on a farm near Arapahoe, Nebraska, on Oct. 23, 1927, to Tobias and Elsie Clara (Hein) DeVries. Wayne graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1945...
Vonna Mody (04/20/10)
WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Vonna Mody, 60, died Saturday (April 17, 2010) at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. Survivors include her four cousins, Jean Adams and husband, Chuck of Imperial, Georgia Ann Whitcomb and husband, Dick of Hudson, Wisconsin, Sherry Berlin and husband, Ray of Denver, Colorado, Mary Gage and husband, Keith of Wauneta, Nebraska...
Kylie Hicks (04/19/10)
Sept. 12, 1991 - April 14, 2010 OGALLALA, Nebraska -- Kylie Hicks, 18, senior at Ogallala High School, died Wednesday (April 14, 2010) after a heroic battle with cancer at the Childrens Hospital in Omaha. Kylie was born Sept. 12, 1991 in Cambridge, Nebraska, the daughter of Kent and Lisa Hofeldt Hicks. She attended elementary schools in Ogallala and was preparing to graduate with the Class of 2010...
Lyle Francis Bergin (04/15/10)
Charlotte L. Sahm (04/16/10)
April 28, 1927 - April 14, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Charlotte L. Sahm of McCook, formerly of Indianola, died Wednesday (April 14, 2010) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 82 years old. Charlotte was born on April 28, 1927, in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Edward and Hazel Gladys (Powell) Munsey. She received her GED in 1977...
Roland Vaughn Stevens (04/15/10)
Nov 1, 1929 - April 12, 2010 DES MOINES, Iowa -- Roland Vaughn Stevens, 80, died Monday (April 12, 2010). He was born Nov. 1, 1929, at Cambridge, Nebraska, to Ernest "T.E." Stevens and Bertha (Decker) Stevens. He graduated from Cambridge High school in 1948 and went to the University of Nebraska for one year where he ran track. He then transferred to McCook Jr. College where he played football...
Arthur 'Art' Hilzer (04/16/10)
Aug. 3, 1929 - April 15, 2010 PARK, Kansas -- Arthur "Art" Hilzer, 80, died Thursday (April 15, 2010) at Gove County Medical Center in Quinter, Kansas. He was born Aug. 3, 1929, to Henry Hilzer and Esther (Lear) Hilzer at Grover, Colorado. On June 1, 1952, he married Donna Lou Sharp, she died May 21, 1983. On Sept. 1, 1984, he married Joan (Wilson) McCullough Hilzer...
Paul Albert Utterback (04/15/10)
April 1, 1935 - April 10, 2010 WOOD RIVER, Nebraska -- Paul Albert Utterback, 75, formerly of Arapahoe, Nebraska, died Saturday (April 10, 2010) at the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Home in Wood River. He was born April 1, 1935, at the family farm near Holbrook to J. Thomas and Gladys (Reitz) Utterback...
Merwin J. Petersen (04/15/10)
April 26, 1938 - April 10, 2010 STRATTON, Nebraska -- Merwin Joe "Mert" Petersen died Saturday (April 10, 2010) at the Veterans Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 71. He was born April 26, 1938, on the family farm near Culbertson in Hitchcock County, Nebraska, the son of the late Earl and Josephine (McNiece) Petersen. Merwin grew up on the family farm and graduated from Stratton High School at Stratton, Nebraska, in 1955...
Phyllis D. Nordhausen (04/14/10)
Feb. 18, 1929 - April 11, 2010 WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Phyllis Dorene (Mathews) Nordhausen, 81, died Sunday (April 11, 2010) at the Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home in Wauneta. She was born Feb. 18, 1929, to Clifford and Florence (Nelson) Mathews at home in the Hiawatha Community, Dundy County. She gradated from Benkelman High School in 1946...
Lee Etta Forbes (04/09/10)
July 6, 1926 - April 5, 2010 Lee Etta Forbes died Monday (April 5, 2010) at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Neb., at the age of 83. She was born July 6, 1926, in Hobart, Okla., the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Samantha Emnia (Flowers) Hopson. She grew up in Hereford, Texas, where she graduated from Hereford High School in 1942...
Donald Dean 'Don' Kogl (04/09/10)
Donald Ira Wasson (04/12/10)
Feb. 21, 1923 - April 8, 2010 SELDEN -- Donald Ira Wasson, 87, died Thursday (April 8, 2010) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Feb. 21, 1923, in Decatur County to Ira Wasson and Dolly Brainard. He grew up on the family farm in Bassetville Township of Decatur County. He attended Vickers School, Selden Rural High School and graduated in 1941 from Decatur Community High School...
Russell L. Podoll (04/09/10)
DeVona E. Roudebush (04/12/10)
April 1, 1928 - April 9, 2010 CURTIS -- DeVona E. Roudebush, 82, died Friday (April 9, 2010) at Linden Court in North Platte. She was born on April 1, 1928, to Everett and Martha (Clawson) Cole on the Cole Farm, south of Curtis. She lived her entire life in Curtis. She graduated from University of Nebraska School of Agriculture...
Lucille J. Kolsky (04/12/10)
June 13, 1928 - April 10, 2010 OBERLIN -- Lucille J. Kolsky, 81, died Saturday (April 10, 2010) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born June 13, 1928, at Phillips County, Kan., to Truman Hadley and Violet Husky. She grew up in Phillips County...
Irene K. Gibson (04/12/10)
Nov. 30, 1918 - April 9, 2010 Irene K. Gibson, 91, died Friday (April 9, 2010) at Community Hospital in McCook. On Nov. 30, 1918, Irene was born in Lawrence to Joseph and Mary Magdelena (Grabber) Heilers. They moved to Stratton in 1919, where she grew up and attended school...
Arlene M. League (04/09/10)
Aug. 1, 1935 - April 8, 2010 TRENTON -- Arlene M. League, age 74, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Community Hospital in McCook after a courageous battle with cancer. Arlene was born to Paul F. and Etta G. (Agena) Skraback on August 1, 1935 in Stratton. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1952...
Quentin A. Bergling (04/09/10)
March 15, 1919-April 6, 2010 ATWOOD -- Quentin A. Bergling, 91, died Tuesday (April 6, 2010), at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. He was born March 15, 1919, at Ludell, to Albert and Nanna Louise (Olson) Bergling. He grew up on the family farm eight miles east and one mile south of Atwood. He graduated from Atwood High School in 1939...
Frederick 'Fred' Darrel Magley (04/09/10)
July 4, 1932 - April 7, 2010 St. FRANCIS -- Frederick "Fred" Darrel Magley, 77, died Wednesday (April 7, 2010) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis, Kan. He was born July 4, 1932, in Cheyenne County, Kan. He was a farmer/rancher. Survivors include his wife, Marsha (Squires) Magley of St. ...
Fred Counter (04/07/10)
June 9, 1936 - April 4, 2010 OBERLIN -- Fred Counter, 73, died Sunday (April 4, 2010) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born June 9, 1936, in Oberlin to Fred J. Counter and Gladys Cronn. He grew up in rural Oberlin and attended O'Toole No. 35 School...
Reavis Lavina Smith Howlett (04/07/10)
Sept. 1, 1924 - March 27, 2010 Born in Sterling, Colorado, on Sept. 1, 1924, devoted mother of four and a loving, supportive wife, Reavis Lavina Smith Howlett passed away Saturday (March 27, 2010) in Yuma, Colo. Reavis married John Howlett on Nov. 22, 1944, in Golden, Colo. ...
Adwilda 'Dodie' Roggenkamp (04/05/10)
Jan. 17, 1916 - April 2, 2010 GRAND ISLAND -- Adwilda "Dodie" Roggenkamp, 94, formerly of Minden, died Friday (April 2, 2010) at St. Francis Skilled Nursing in Grand Island. She was born Jan. 17, 1916, south of Upland to Wilfrid and Mary (L'Heureux) Choquette. She grew up in the Upland area and graduated from Upland High School with the class of 1934...
Ralph E. Spradlin (04/06/10)
Dec. 24, 1922 - April 3, 2010 CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Ralph E. Spradlin, 87, formerly of Imperial, died Saturday (April 3, 2010) at Lifecare Center of Cheyenne. He was born Dec. 24, 1922, in Metaline Falls, Wash., to Edward and Alice (Carver) Spradlin. He served in the U.S. Army...
Robert M. 'Bob' Linden (04/06/10)
June 12, 1915 - April 4, 2010 CLAYTON, Kan. -- Robert M. "Bob" Linden, 94, died Sunday (April 4, 2010) at Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kan. He was born June 12, 1915, at New Almelo, Kan., to Joseph Linden and Theresa Nusse. He grew up on a farm near New Almelo...
Gail C. Fleider (04/05/10)
Aug. 17, 1947 - April 2, 2010 CAMBRIDGE -- Gail C. Fleider, 62, died Friday (April 2, 2010) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 17, 1947, in McCook to Earl and Lizzie Belle (Bates) Palmer. She grew up in the Wilsonville area, attending Sunflower School and graduating from Wilsonville High School in 1966. She attended Kearney State Teachers for several years...
Richard L. Drullinger (04/02/10)
Dec. 31, 1958 - March 29, 2010 DANBURY -- Richard L. Drullinger, died Monday (March 29, 2010) at McCook Community Hospital. He was 51 years old. Richard was born to Lewis LeRoy and Marlene Faye (Anderson) Drullinger on Dec. 31, 1958, in Cozad. He received his GED in the U.S. Army, attended Mid America Nazarene College, Olathe, Kan., and graduated from North Platte Community College in 2003...
Pamela Kay Torrez (04/02/10)
Feb. 7, 1966 - March 30, 2010 Pamela Kay Torrez, 44, died Tuesday (March 30, 2010) at her home. She was born, Feb. 7, 1966 in McCook to Paul H. and Marlene A. (Huffaker) Holthus. She grew up in Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1984. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, reading and animals...