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Obituaries from September 2010

Frances Louise Nicholson (09/24/10)
Daniel Wayne Riener (09/10/10)
Audrey Ann Gathercole (09/30/10)
May 29, 1925--Sept. 28, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Audrey Ann Gathercole, 85, died Tuesday (Sept. 28, 2010), at Community Hospital in McCook. Audrey was born on May 29, 1925, in Echo, Utah to Vernie Houston and Evelyn Viola (Stagg) Williams. She graduated from Rocks Spring, Wyoming High School...
John Franklin Wederski (09/29/10)
Nov. 12, 1935--Sept. 24, 2010 CAVE CREEK, Arizona -- He was born and raised in Stratton, Nebraska; the son of Elijah and Sarah (Bramblett) Wederski. He excelled in sports and graduated from Stratton High School in 1955. He was in the U.S. Army from 1955-59. He married Darlene Bowish in 1957 and married Ada in 1984. Both preceded him in death...
Jimmy Dunn (09/29/10)
MANHATTAN BEACH, California -- Jimmy Dunn passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Manhattan Beach home on Sunday (Sept. 26, 2010), after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Jimmy was born in Iowa, but grew up in Missouri. He served in the U.S. Navy as a transport pilot during WWII in the south pacific...
Viola Louise Bischoff (09/27/10)
July 20, 1936--Sept. 23, 2010 WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Viola Louise Bischoff, 74, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2010), in Seward, Nebraska. She was born July 20, 1936, in Haxtun, Colorado, to Lawrence "Pate" and Irene (Roberts) Milner. She attended Prairie Gem Grade School, Chase County High School in Imperial, Nebraska, and Doane College in Crete, Nebraska...
Donna Jean Harned (09/27/10)
Aug. 6, 1954-Sept. 23, 2010 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Donna Jean Harned, 56, formerly of Indianola, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2010). She was born Aug. 6, 1954, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Gaylord Harrison and Iona Mae (Schamel) Harned. She worked as a case aide for the State of Nebraska and at Tier One Bank...
Lawrence 'Larry' E. Vontz (09/27/10)
May 16, 1945--Sept. 22, 2010 INDIANOLA,Nebraska -- Lawrence 'Larry' E. Vontz, 65, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2010), at his home in Denver. He was born May 16, 1945, in McCook, Nebraska, to Lawrence "Slim" P. and Cornelia "Nellie" (Sughroue) Vontz. He graduated from Indianola High School in Indianola, Nebraska, and then attended and graduated from Omaha School of Business in Omaha, Nebraska...
Randall August Barber (09/27/10)
June 1, 1953--Sept. 25, 2010 DANBURY, Nebraska -- Randall August Barber, 57, passed away following a short battle with liver cancer on Saturday (Sept. 25, 2010) at his home in Danbury. Randy was born June 1, 1953, to parents Joseph Henry and Joyce Elaine (Giinther) Barber in Hays, Kansas. While growing up, he attended school at Republican Valley in Indianola, Nebraska...
Bob 'Robert' H. Porter (09/27/10)
COLUMBIA FALLS, Montana -- Bob "Robert" H. Porter, 80, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2010), at Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. He was born to Hervey and Doris Porter in Parks, Nebraska. At an early age, Bob and his family moved to McCook, where he attended kindergarten and graduated from McCook High School in 1948. He graduated from McCook Junior College in 1950...
Alta Mae Corder (09/27/10)
April, 23, 1922--Sept. 26, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Alta Mae Corder, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away Sunday (Sept. 26, 2010), at Cambridge Hospital. Alta Mae was born April 23, 1922, in Cambridge to Ralph and Marjorie (Hiatt) Wiedeman. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1939...
Donna Jean Harned (09/24/10)
Aug. 6, 1954-Sept. 23, 2010 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Donna Jean Harned, 56, formerly of Indianola, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2010). She was born Aug. 6, 1954, in Lincoln, Nebraska to Gaylord Harrison and Iona Mae (Schamel) Harned. She worked as a case aide, for the State of Nebraska and at Tier One Bank...
John Thomas Rowberry (09/24/10)
Aug. 4, 1935-Sept. 7, 2010 MEMPHIS, Tennessee - John Thomas Rowberry, 75, died Sept. 7, 2010. He was born Aug. 4, 1935, in Great Falls, Montana to Alice Valeria (Hurley) and Harold Ray Rowberry. He graduated from McCook Senior High School in 1954. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln for two years where he was in the ROTC program. He went to Memphis, Tennessee while serving in the U.S. Navy to study electronics...
Clifton 'Cliff' Lord (09/22/10)
INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Clifton "Cliff" C. Lord, 89, a lifelong resident of Indianola, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2010), at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska.
Opal N. Dunn (09/22/10)
BRENTWOOD, California -- Opal Dunn, 98, passed away Sunday (Sept. 19, 2010), at her home in Brentwood. She was born at Rollwitz in Dundy County, Nebraska, the daughter of Grant and Leota (Priest) Allen. She grew up in rural Dundy County and graduated from Benkelman High School in 1932...
Shirley Ann Webb (09/23/10)
July 25, 1935--Sept. 22, 2010 BARTLEY, Nebraska -- Shirley Ann Webb, 75, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2010), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born July 25, 1935, in Bartelsville, Oklahoma to Jessie and Pearl Atkinson. On May 26, 1952, she married Jimmy La Webb in Raton, New Mexico. They were married 57 years before he passed away Dec. 1, 2009. To this union were born three sons, Roger, Mark, and Danny Webb...
Leland Variel Petsch Sr. (09/22/10)
Aug. 12,1927--Sept. 20, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Leland Variel Petsch Sr., 83, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2010), at McCook Community Hospital. Leland was born on Aug. 12, 1927, in Stratton, Nebraska to Frederick William and Mabel Adeline (Parsons) Petsch. He graduated from Stratton High School...
Marjorie L. Randall (09/22/10)
June 3, 1916--Sept. 19, 2010 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Marjorie Leola Randall, 94, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2010), at McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. She was born June 3, 1916, to John and Edith (Ward) Randall in Stratton, Nebraska. She attended the same school in Stratton from 1922 through graduation in 1934. During her high school years she served as news reporter and participated in school plays. She played piano prelude for her baccalaureate service...
Royce A. Horsky (09/22/10)
Oct. 27, 1935-Sept. 18, 2010 FLORENCE, Oregon -- Royce A. Horsky passed away Saturday (Sept. 18, 2010), in Florence, Oregon. Royce was born Oct. 27, 1935, at his grandparents' home near Liberty, Nebraska to parents Frank and Evelyn Horsky. They lived near Liberty until his parents, Royce and younger brother Larry moved to Diller, Nebraska in 1946, where he later graduated high school in 1953...
Eileen M. Laird (09/20/10)
Aug. 1, 1920--Aug. 30, 2010 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Eileen M. Laird, 90, died Aug. 30, 2010, in Oberlin. She was born Aug. 1, 1920, on a farm in the Harlan Township of Decatur County, Kansas to Mildred Belle (Vernon) and Earl Landau. She was raised on the family farm and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1938...
Faye Jeanette Burgett (09/17/10)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Faye Jeanette Burgett, 62, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 2010), at Bryan LGH in Lincoln. Funeral services are Thursday, 4 p.m., at the Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. Bruce Lester officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date in California...
Nelson Edward Dahl (09/17/10)
Charles 'Mac' McKinley Austin (09/20/10)
Bettie Jean Cave (09/17/10)
Aug. 11, 1924-Sept. 15, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Bettie Jean Cave, 86, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 2010), at the McCook Community Hospital. Bettie had just recently moved to McCook from, Frisco, Texas. Bettie was born on Aug. 11, 1924, to Arthur and Bessie (Young) Hawkins in Goss, Missouri. She was one of four children born to this union. Bettie attended school in Holiday, Missouri graduating around 1942. She then went on to attend Chillicothe Business School in Chillicothe, Missouri...
Martin Laverne Fritz (09/16/10)
Aug. 13, 1931-Sept. 15, 2010 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Martin Laverne Fritz, 79, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 2010) at his rural home near Indianola. Martin was born on Aug. 13, 1931, at a home near Indianola to John R. and Lydia Marie (Troester) Fritz. He graduated from Bartley High School in 1950. From there he worked on the family farm...
Daniel 'Roland' Sandberg (09/14/10)
Dec. 28, 1939-Sept. 12, 2010 STRATTON, Nebraska -- Daniel "Roland" Sandberg, 70, died Sunday (Sept. 12, 2010), at his home in rural Stratton. He was born Dec 28, 1939, in North Platte to Nels Ejnar and Vida (Tabler) Sandberg. He attended elementary school in a county school south of Hershey, Nebraska, and graduated from Sutherland High School in Sutherland, Nebraska in 1958. He worked several jobs in Denver, Colorado and later worked with a home builder in Lincoln as a carpenter...
LaVern M. 'Pete' Petersen (09/14/10)
June 22, 1933-Sept. 13, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- LaVern M. "Pete" Petersen, 77, died at Tri Valley Assisted Living on Monday (Sept. 13, 2010). He was born in Cambridge on June 22, 1933, to Elmer C. and Gladys (Estergard) Petersen. Pete grew up on the farm north of Cambridge. He attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1952...
Gary Wayne Nutt (09/13/10)
July 24, 1935--Sept. 10, 2010 CURTIS, Nebraska -- Gary Wayne Nutt, 75, died Friday (Sept. 10, 2010), at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte, Nebraska. He was born July 24, 1935, in North Platte, to Lynn and Margaret (Linnemeyer) Nutt. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Curtis...
Delyla Weskamp (09/13/10)
Oct. 29, 1923-Sept. 10, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Delyla M. (Schneider) Weskamp, 86, died on Friday (Sept. 10, 2010), in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born Oct. 29, 1923, to Peter T. and Mary C. (Giespert) Schneider in St. Ann, Nebraska, in a sod house. After graduating from Hayes County High School, Delyla taught in rural schools in Frontier County before marrying Lawrence (Mike) Weskamp on Feb. 17, 1947...
Michael 'Mike' John Roe (09/13/10)
Sept. 28, 1955-Sept. 8, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Michael John Roe, 54, entered into peace on Wednesday (Sept. 8, 2010), in Grand Island, Nebraska. He was born on Sept, 28, 1955, in Holdrege, Nebraska to Gerald James and Louise Sophia (Fagot) Roe. Having moved with his family from Holdrege to Fremont, he graduated from Fremont High School in 1974 and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. ...
Richard Hatcher Hotze (09/10/10)
Oct. 7, 1943--Sept. 3, 2010 FORT COLLINS, Colorado -- Richard Hatcher Hotze was born Oct. 7, 1943, in McCook, Nebraska, to Helen and Clarence Hotze. He passed away Sept. 3, 2010, after a courageous year long battle with heart failure. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Margaret; their three daughters and families: Kathryn and Michael Greiner, Rachel, Katie and Joshua; Patricia and Doug Carmichael, Hannah, Nate, and Aaron; Elizabeth and Joe Bartell, Jake, Mira, and Ava; his mother, Helen Hotze; sisters, Maureen Bowles and Joelene Hotze; nieces, Colleen Rodin and Susan Dahir and their families; and Joelene's family, Gabrielle, Michael, and Sascha; and special long-time friends Bill Lentz, Henry Krous, Don Yohan, and Dave Witham; and many others who will miss him.. ...
Robert H. Haussler (09/08/10)
Duane I. Phillips (09/08/10)
Jan. 24, 1936-Sept. 6, 2010 BARTLEY, Nebraska -- Duane I. Phillips, 74, died Monday (Sept. 6, 2010) at McCook Community Hospital. Duane was born on Jan. 24, 1936 in Fullerton, Nebraska to Irving D. and Mildred (Snodgrass) Phillips. He graduated from Central City High School in 1953. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and worked in electronics, radar, gun sights and mechanics for F-105 fighter jets. He served for 13 years until his honorable discharge...
Ruth Werner (09/08/10)
GRANT, Nebraska -- Ruth Werner, 89, died Tuesday (Sept. 7, 2010) at the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant. She worked at home before helping run Werner Paint and Tile in Grant with her husband and son. She is survived by her daughter, Susan and husband, Roland Wesch of McCook, Nebraska; two sons, Darrell and wife, Joyce of Lincoln, Nebraska and David of Grant; one brother; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Betty June Knox (09/07/10)
May 26, 1933-Sept. 7, 2010 CURTIS, Nebraska -- Betty June (Florom) Knox, 77, died Friday (Sept 3, 2010) at Wilber Care Center in Wilber, Nebraska. She was born on May 26, 1933 to Hazen and Aletha (Schnase) Florom in Curtis. She went to school in Curtis and graduated from UNSA in 1951. She received her teaching certificate and taught in a country school west of Maywood for a couple of years...
Albert B. Foreman (09/07/10)
May 25, 1920-Sept. 6, 2010 HOLBROOK, Nebraska -- Albert B. Foreman, 90, died on Monday (Sept. 6, 2010) at the Tri-Valley Health System, Cambridge Manor in Cambridge, Nebraska. He was born May 25, 1920, on the family farm south of Holbrook to Faye F. and Edith M. (Kinnie) Foreman. Albert grew up on the farm helping with chores and training horses. He attended Fairview Country School and high school in Holbrook graduating in 1938...
Rodney D. Dack (09/07/10)
Dec. 24, 1945-Sept. 1, 2010 CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Rodney Douglas Dack, 64, died Wednesday (Sept. 1, 2010) at his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1945 in Denver, Colorado to the late Merle and Lena (Snodgrass) Dack. He grew up in Denver where he graduated from high school in 1964. He attended two colleges and spent most of his working life in the printing business...
Dennis Thummel (09/03/10)
Ora Anna Ruettimann (09/07/10)
Oct. 19, 1922--Sept. 3, 2010 HAMLET, Nebraska -- Ora Anna (Sailors) Ruettimann died Friday (Sept. 3, 2010). She was born Oct. 19, 1922, near Palisade, Nebraska to John Chaney Sailors and Anna Frances (Harrington) Sailors. She graduated from Hamlet High School in 1940 as the valedictorian of her class...
Milford Gene Young (09/02/10)
Jan. 27, 1934-Aug. 31, 2010 BIRD CITY, Kansas -- Milford Gene Young, 76, died Tuesday (Aug. 31, 2010) at Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman, Nebraska. He was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Dundy County, Nebraska. He worked as a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Rae (Holscher) Young of Bird City; son, Rod Young of Bird City; daughter, Shelley Heavilin of Blue Springs, Missouri; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren...
Roy Ulysses Cushing (09/01/10)
Jan. 13, 1940-Aug. 25, 2010 IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Roy Ulysses Cushing, 70, died Aug. 25, 2010, at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. He was born Jan. 13, 1940, on a farm north of Stratton, Nebraska to George W. and Thelma B (Wilkinson) Cushing. As a youngster, he attended country school to the eighth grade and went on to graduate from Stratton High School in 1957...