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Obituaries from August 2010

Verda Irene Axelson (08/04/10)
Margaret H. Powell (08/30/10)
Nov. 14, 1919-Aug. 29, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Margaret Hanna Powell died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Community Hospital. She was 90 years old. Margaret was born Nov. 14, 1919, at Lincoln to Pauline (Knowles) and Rex I. Hanna, Sr. The family moved to McCook in 1927. Margaret graduated from McCook High School in 1937. During that year, she was crowned the first Miss McCook and went on to compete in the Miss Nebraska pageant. She also attended college at Central School of Commerce and McCook Jr. College. She worked as a Stenographer for Northwestern Mutual Insurance Agency. She also worked at Kansas University Medical Center and a Credit Union. She was married to Richard F. Powell July 22, 1966, at the Methodist Church in North Platte. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Lucille; brother, Rex Hanna, Jr.; and step-daughter, April Patchin. She is survived by her husband, Richard; step-son, Donald Powell and wife, Jeanne of Greeley, Colorado; brother, Robert Hanna and wife, Joanne of Allen, Texas; step son-in-law, Steve Patchin of Virginia Beach, Virginia; four step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the McCook Humane Society. Memorial services will be Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Terry McCorkle officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Eileen M. Laird (08/31/10)
Aug. 1, 1920-Aug. 30, 2010 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Eileen M. Laird, 90, died Monday (Aug. 30, 2010) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin, Kansas. She was born Aug. 1, 1920, on a farm in Harlan Township in Decatur County, Kansas, to Earl and Mildred Belle (Vernon) Landau...
Verna L. Dame (08/30/10)
May 13, 1933-Aug. 28, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Verna L. Dame, 77, died Saturday (Aug. 28, 2010) at Community Hospital in McCook. Verna was born in Rawlins County, Kansas to Charles L. and Eleanora F. (Sramek) Sis on May 13, 1933. She graduated from Atwood High School in 1951. ...
Mary Margaret Helm (08/30/10)
May 24, 1947-Aug. 24, 2010 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Mary Margaret Helm died Aug. 24, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. She was born to John Francis Helm and Helen Margaret Sughroue Helm on May 24, 1947. She joined a family of three brothers. Later another brother and three sisters made up the Helm family. The family lived on their farm in Decatur County, Kansas...
Raymond 'Ray' Walter Ficken (08/30/10)
Dec. 14, 1923-Aug. 29, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Raymond "Ray" Walter Ficken, 86, passed away Sunday (Aug. 29, 2010) at the Tri Valley Heath System Long Term Care Facility. He was born on Dec. 14, 1923, south of Eustis, Nebraska to John and Johannah (Noltensmeier) Ficken. He was baptized on Jan. 20, 1924 and confirmed April 10, 1938 at the Salem Lutheran Church in rural Elwood, Nebraska. He attended the Salem Lutheran School...
Alvena Helen Ahrens Williams (08/30/10)
Sept. 7, 1931-Aug. 27, 2010 EMPORIA, Kansas -- Alvena Helen Ahrens Williams, died Friday (Aug. 27, 2010). She was born Sept. 7, 1931 in Alamos, Colorado to Alfred and Helen Jussel Ahrens. The oldest child, she grew up in the McCook, Nebraska area. She went to grade school in McCook. She moved to St. Francis, Kansas where she started high school...
Carolyn 'Connie' Bowen (08/30/10)
Oct. 9, 1926--Aug. 27, 2010 OMAHA, Nebraska -- Carolyn "Connie" Bowen died Aug. 27, 2010. She was preceded in death by husband, Norval E. Bowen; parents, Ramond and Edna Parker; brother, Gayle Parker; sister-in-law, Edna Zuehlk; brother-in-law, Francis "Tad" Bowen...
Marcia Eileen Brasher (08/27/10)
March 17, 1951-June 22, 2010 Beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and aunt, Marcia Eileen Brasher, went to be with our heavenly father on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Marcia was born in McCook, Nebraska on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1951, to Gerald and Donna Lee Butler and was the oldest of five children...
Grace Irene Bannister (08/25/10)
Felix F. Meyerle (08/24/10)
April 3, 1923-Aug. 22, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Felix F. Meyerle, 87, died Sunday (Aug. 22, 2010) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 3, 1923, to Charles and Delia (Weyenberg) Meyerle on the family farm north of Holbrook, Nebraska in Gosper County. He attended country school and graduated from Holbrook High School in 1940...
Joyce A. Bose (08/24/10)
CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Joyce A. Bose, 77, died Sunday (Aug. 22, 2010) at her home. She was born in Stamford, Nebraska to Clarence and Zelma (Newton) Bose. The family moved to a farm west of Cambridge when she was young. She went to school in Cambridge and graduated in 1949...
Stanley DeWayne 'Jiggs' Kotschwar (08/23/10)
May 24, 1933 - Aug. 22, 2010 STRATTON, Nebraska -- Stanley DeWayne "Jiggs" Kotschwar died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at his home in Stratton. He was 77 years old. Jiggs was born on May 24, 1933, at Hamlet to Leo and Anastacia (Wasia) Kotschwar. He attended school in Red Willow County and later served with the National Guard...
Raymond A. Miller (08/19/10)
Dec. 19, 1916-Aug. 18, 2010 CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Raymond A. Miller of Culbertson died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 93 years old He was born on Dec. 19, 1916 at Culbertson to Frank A. and Anna (Wittwer) Miller. Ray grew up on the family farm north of Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1934.
DeWayne D. 'Ole' Ohlson (08/19/10)
Oct. 6, 1955-Aug. 18, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- DeWayne Dean "Ole" Ohlson died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at the Veterans Hospital in Grand Island, Nebraska, at the age of 54. He was born Oct. 6, 1955, in McCook, Nebraskas, the son of Stanley "Ole" and Elda (Houghtelling) Ohlson. He grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook Senior High School in 1972...
Patricia K. 'Patty' Hoff Wasia (08/19/10)
Oct. 15, 1943-Aug. 5, 2010 SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Patricia "Patty" Hoff Wasia, 66, died Thursday, (Aug. 5, 2010), in San Antonio, Texas. She was born Oct. 15, 1943, in North Platte, Nebraska to Henry and Lucille Yost Hoff. She graduated from McCook High School in 1962...
George Christian Hoelscher Jr. (08/18/10)
Oct. 12, 1932-Aug. 17, 2010 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- George Christian Hoelscher Jr., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at the Cambridge Hospital. He was 77 years old. George was born on Oct. 12, 1932, in Ward County, North Dakota, to George Christian and Daisy Pauline (Laid) Hoelscher Sr...
Eldon W. Huntley (08/18/10)
Nov. 29, 1933-Aug. 16, 2010 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Eldon W. Huntley, 76, died Monday (Aug. 16, 2010), at his home in Oberlin. He was born Nov. 29, 1933, at a farm in Finley Township at Decatur County, Kansas, to Willis Chester and Della Fern (Young) Huntley. He was raised in Traer, Kansas, and attended Traer School and Decatur Community High School, graduating in 1951...
Deborah Lynn Vreeland (08/18/10)
Nov. 30, 1956-Aug. 16, 2010 CURTIS, Nebraska -- Deborah Lynn Vreeland, was born Nov. 30, 1956 at North Platte Nebraska and passed away on Aug. 16, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 53. She was the fifth child of Nelson Eugene Jr. "Gene" and Mary Lou (Florom)Vreeland of Curtis, Nebraska...
Dorothy M. Shirley (08/16/10)
March 8, 1920-Aug. 12, 2010 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Dorothy M. Shirley, 90, of North Platte, Nebraska, died Thursday (Aug. 12, 2010), at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland, Nebraska. She was born March 8, 1920, at Ewing, Nebraska, to Ernest William and Sadie Irene Gill Bollwitt. She grew up in Ewing and moved to North Platte when she was 12 years old...
Richard Lynn Best (08/16/10)
Aug. 18, 1952-Aug. 11, 2010 MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland -- Richard Lynn Best, 57, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died on Aug. 11, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, SC while vacationing. Born on Aug. 18, 1952 in Ainsworth, Nebraska, he was the son of the late Merrill Eddie Best, Jr. and the late Darlene Blume Best...
Charles 'Tom' Hutto (08/13/10)
Sept. 29, 1949-July 29, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Charles "Tom" Hutto, 60, died July 29, 2010, in McCook. He was born Sept. 29, 1949, in San Francisco, California, to Charles and Jean (McGuire) Hutto. He grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln...
Herschel W. Sheffield (08/13/10)
Sept. 17, 1919-Aug. 6, 2010 HOLDREGE, Nebraska -- Funeral services for Herschel W. Sheffield were conducted from the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Holdrege, Nebraska on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at 2 p.m. with the Reverends Melvin Mertens and Kenton Birtell, officiating. Interment was in the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege...
Jayce Joseph Lepper-Helm (08/13/10)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Jayce Joseph arrived and departed this world on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at 6:05 a.m. at Community Hospital in McCook. He is survived by his mother, Mishae Victoria Lepper and his father, Jaime Jose Helm, both of McCook. Surviving grandparents include Lori and Brett Schmidt of McCook, DeWayne Lepper of McCook, and James and Yanis Helm of Danbury. He is also survived by a large, extended loving family...
Amor Charles Huff (08/11/10)
Nov. 30, 1925-Aug. 9, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Amor Charles Huff died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Nebraska Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Omaha. He was 84 years old. Amor was born on Nov. 30, 1925, at McCook to Henry Boyd and Ohna Emelia (Wedepohl) Huff. ...
William 'Bill' Lueck (08/10/10)
May 26, 1943-Aug. 8, 2010 KEARNEY, Nebraska -- William "Bill" Lueck, 67, died Sunday (Aug. 8, 2010) at his residence. He was born May 26, 1943 in Cambridge to Fred E. and Minnie L. (Breinig) Lueck. He grew up in McCook and later moved to Kearney; graduating from Kearney High School in 1962...
Rosetta Marie 'Susie' Jensen (08/10/10)
April 8, 1957-Aug. 7, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Rosetta Marie Jensen, 53, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 2010) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born April 8, 1957, in McCook; the daughter of Gerald W. and Rose E. (Howard) Geihsler. Rosetta grew up in McCook where she graduated from McCook High School in 1975, and attended McCook Community College. She was previously married to Jerry Neiman and Joseph Knight and on Dec. 31, 1990 married John C. Jensen...
Dorothy L. (Anderson) Salmen (08/10/10)
Nov. 25, 1924-Aug. 8, 2010 HASTINGS, Nebraska -- Dorothy L. (Anderson) Salmen, 85, passed away Sunday (Aug. 8, 2010) at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society - Hastings Village in Hastings. Dorothy was born Nov. 25, 1924 to Leslie and Mattie (Rademacher) Gitt in Phelps County, Nebraska. She attended District 8 elementary school and graduated from the Wilcox High School in Wilcox, Nebraska...
Rosetta M. Jensen (08/09/10)
April 8, 1957-Aug. 7, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Rosetta Marie Jensen, 53, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 2010) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born April 8, 1957 in McCook, the daughter of Gerald W. and Rose E. (Howard) Geishler. Funeral services are Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at the Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook with the Rev. Gary Howitt officiating...
Ryan Lee Carlson (08/09/10)
Aug. 17, 1983-Aug. 7, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Ryan Lee Carlson, 26, formerly of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 2010) at his home in McCook. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Wallace G. Carlson. He is survived by his parents, John W. Carlson of Bay Village, Ohio and Judy (Eskelin) Carlson of Ashtabula, Ohio; brother, Brandon Carlson; grandparents, Kathleen Carlson, Richard and Janet Eskelin, all of Ashtabula; and girlfriend, Dawn Monzon of McCook...
Delma M. Sarr-Muldoon (08/06/10)
Sept. 2, 1932--Aug. 4, 2010 ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Delma M. Sarr-Muldoon, 77, died on Wednesday (Aug. 4, 2010) at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. She was born on Sept. 2, 1932 in Lexington to Ray and Ola (Wilson) Sarr. She grew up in the Lexington area. After her schooling, she moved to Chicago to be near family...
Wheeler Family (08/04/10)
WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Graveside inurnment services for Gerald Wheeler, who died May 30, 2010; his wife, Frieda Wheeler, who died on Dec. 21, 2009; and their son, Glenn, who died Feb. 5, 1988 are Friday, 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta with the Rev. Kevin McGraw officiating...
William Keith Kerchal (08/03/10)
May 15, 1928-Aug. 1, 2010 WAUNETA, Nebraska -- William Keith Kerchal, 82, died Sunday (Aug. 1, 2010) at the Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home after a lingering illness. He was born May 15, 1928, to Joseph I. Kerchal and Olga C. (Vlasin) Kerchal on the family farm 13 miles north of Wauneta. Je received his early education at the "brick school" north of his home, and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1945...
Robert 'Bob' C. Williams (08/02/10)
Sept. 6,1928-July 29, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Robert "Bob" C. Williams, 81, died Thursday (July 29, 2010) in Cambridge. He was born north of Indianola on the family farm, Sept. 6, 1928, to Charles and Bessie Loux. After his mother's death when he was nine, he was adopted by his aunt and uncle, Robert and Edith (Loux) Williams. He graduated high school in Curtis...
Dixie Lea Rice (08/02/10)
Sept. 21, 1932-Aug. 1, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dixie Lea Rice, 77, died Sunday (Aug. 1, 2010) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born on Sept. 21, 1932, in Sedgwick County, Colorado to John Benjamin and Evelyn (Stutzman) Michel. She graduated from Shelton High School in 1950...