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Obituaries from November 2010

Wilbert E. Frick (11/30/10)
Oct. 24, 1929--Nov. 25, 2010 YUMA, Arizona -- Wilbert E. Frick passed away Thursday (Nov. 25, 2010), in Yuma with his wife, Helen, and children, Tom, Cyndi and Nancy at his side. He was born in Red Willow County, Nebraska on Oct. 24, 1929, to George and Molly (Eckhardt) Frick...
June Arlene Dondlinger (11/30/10)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- June Arlene Dondlinger died Friday (Nov. 26, 2010), with her family present. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; husband, LeRoy; brothers-in-law, Lester Powers and Clarence Chappel; great-granddaughter, Aubrianna Hennecke...
Deliven Dewight Stapp (11/30/10)
June 23, 1937--Nov. 23, 2010 BILLINGS, Montana -- Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend, Deliven Dewight Stapp, Del as he was best known, went home to be with his Lord Nov. 23, 2010, after a courageous three and half year battle with cancer at the age of 73...
Eva Lyn (Baker) Hehnke (11/26/10)
Freda Johnson (11/29/10)
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Freda Johnson, 94, died Saturday (Nov. 27, 2010), at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by her two daughters, Patsy Meick of Gurley, Nebraska, and Marie Troutman and husband, Gary of Littleton, Colorado; two sons, Elton Johnson and wife, Laura of Phoenix, Arizona, and Floyd Johnson and wife, Ashley of Bancock, Idaho; sisters, Arabell Terwilliger of Chapel, Nebraska, Edith Studler of Sutherland, Nebraska, Velma Powell of Boise, Idaho, and Loraine Stenson of Imperial; and special friend, Kermit Karnes of Imperial; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;.. ...
Hazel Lenore Collins (11/26/10)
Gail L. Hubbert (11/29/10)
Sept. 11, 1965--Nov. 26, 2010 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Gail L. Hubbert, 45, died Friday (Nov. 26, 2010), at Bryan LGH in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska on Sept. 11, 1965. Her family moved to McCook area when she was six. At the age of seven, she joined the Jerry and Murietta Proud family. Gail went to school in Bartley and graduated Bartley High School in 1984...
Macdonald Edward 'Mac' Newberry (11/29/10)
Jan. 8, 1918--Nov. 27, 2010 BURLINGTON, Colorado -- Macdonald Edward "Mac" Newberry, 92, died Saturday (Nov. 27, 2010), at the Grace Manor Nursing Home in Burlington. He was born Jan. 8, 1918, near Danbury in Red Willow County, Nebraska, the son of the late Calvin Orlando and Nellie Agnes (Yeater) Newberry. ...
William B. 'Bill' McIlravy (11/26/10)
April 28, 1923--Nov. 27, 2010 ORD, Nebraska -- William B. "Bill" McIlravy, 87, died Tuesday (Nov. 23, 2010), at his home in Ord. William Brown McIlravy was born April 28, 1923, in Santa Monica, California to Thomas William and Edith Elinor (Brown) McIlravy. ...
Dr. Fred H. Bremer (11/24/10)
Feb. 23, 1923--Nov. 20, 2010 REDLANDS, California -- Fred H. Bremer, PhD, 87, died Saturday (Nov. 20, 2010). He was born on Feb. 23, 1923, in Northfork, West Virginia. As a child, he lived in West Virginia, Texas and South Carolina. He was a student at the University of South Carolina before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1942, seeing service in Burma and India as a radio man and navigator on B-24 bombers. ...
Sherrill Kaye Thayer (11/23/10)
Neva Loree Townsley (11/23/10)
Esther J. Sedlacek (11/23/10)
July 19, 1936--Nov. 22, 2010 ORD, Nebraska -- Esther J. Sedlacek, 74, died Monday (Nov. 22, 2010), at the Valley County Health System Hospital in Ord. Esther Joanne was born July 19, 1936, in Indianola, Nebraska to Harry Albert "Babe" Schamel and Adelaide Ethel Marie Junker. She grew up in Indianola and graduated from Indianola High School in 1954. She attended Grand Island Business School...
Marguerite Louise Massey (11/23/10)
March 10, 1927--Nov. 21, 2010 KEARNEY, Nebraska -- Marguerite Louise Massey, 83, formerly of Holbrook, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday (Nov. 21, 2010), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Marguerite was born March 10, 1927, in rural Harlan County, north of Stamford, Nebraska, the daughter of Albert H. ...
Fern B. Staedelin (11/22/10)
Sept. 2, 1916--Nov. 20, 2010 ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Fern B. Staedelin, 94, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Saturday (Nov. 20, 2010), at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. She was born Sept. 2, 1916, on the family farm in Gosper County, Nebraska to Benjamin and Mamie (Houlden) Miles...
Lawrence N. Juenemann (11/19/10)
Ronald C. Schafer (11/22/10)
Aug. 13, 1942--Nov. 18, 2010 CULBERTSOn, Nebraska -- Ronald C. Schafer, 68, passed away Thursday (Nov. 18, 2010), at Community Hospital in McCook. Ron was born Aug. 30, 1942, in Denver, Colorado to Carl and Helen (Wiederspan) Schafer. He grew up in the Culbertson community where he graduated from high school in 1961. He continued his education at McCook Junior College where he played football and later graduated with an associate's degree in ag business in 1963...
Clifford Joseph Vontz (11/19/10)
Nov. 10, 1927--Nov. 12, 2010 CLIFTON, Colorado -- Clifford Joseph Vontz, 83, died Friday (Nov. 12, 2010), at the CLC unit of Veteran's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. Cliff was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Ogallala, Nebraska, to Marion and Elda Vontz. ...
Zachary Ryan Ronje Cruz (11/18/10)
Aug. 30, 1993--Nov. 16, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Zach Cruz, 17, went home to his final resting place Tuesday (Nov. 16, 2010). Zach was born Aug. 30, 1993 in Waco, Texas. He was a senior at Hitchcock County High School in Trenton, Nebraska. He loved football and basketball. He considered everyone at school like a part of his family. Zach loved everyone and his spirit will remain with everyone. Zach was loved by his family...
Larry L. Mizer (11/18/10)
March 16, 1927--Nov. 16, 2010 JENNINGS, Kansas -- Larry L. Mizer died Tuesday (Nov. 16, 2010), at his residence in Jennings. He was born March 16, 1927, to Donald and Millie (Carlson) Mizer. He was raised five miles south of Jennings. He graduated from Jennings High School in 1945...
Larry K. 'Fritz' Forch (11/16/10)
Arthur Fred Stemper (11/17/10)
James Glenn Randall (11/17/10)
May 2, 1996--Nov. 15, 2010 TRENTON, Nebraska -- James Glenn Randall, 14, passed away on Monday (Nov. 15, 2010), at Children's Hospital in Omaha, Nebrasak after a long illness of Muscular Dystrophy. James was born on May 2, 1996, at Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Calvin L. and Anna M. (Masur) Randall. He was a member of the eighth grade class at Trenton Schools...
Dorothy E. (McDonald) Cheney (11/17/10)
April 23, 1925--Nov. 10, 2010 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Dorothy E. (McDonald) Cheney, 85, passed away Nov. 10, 2010, at Sunrise Country Manor in Milford, Nebraska. Dorothy was born April 23, 1925, in McCook, Nebraska to Floyd and Lillian (Brisban) McDonald...
Donald Dean Musgrave (11/17/10)
Feb. 1, 1936--Nov. 15, 2010 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Donald Dean Musgrave, 74, passed away Monday (Nov. 15, 2010), at the Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. Dean was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Indianola to parents Hiram and Bernadine (Malleck) Musgrave. Dean spent his younger years in Indianola...
Dan Henry Horton (11/16/10)
Nov. 21, 1938--Nov. 12, 2010 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Dan Henry Horton, 71, died Friday (Nov. 12, 2010), at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born on Nov. 21, 1938, in Arapahoe to Van H. and Lora C. (Taylor) Horton. He grew up in Arapahoe and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1957...
Audrey May Troester (11/15/10)
Joseph Kalinski (11/15/10)
Dale E. Pearson (11/15/10)
CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Dale E. Pearson, 78, died Saturday (Nov. 13, 2010), at the Tri-Valley Health System Long Term Care. He was born southwest of Cambridge in Furnas County on the family farm. His parents were John C. and Cora (Fichtner) Pearson. Dale attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1950. ...
Mickeal L. Quakenbush (11/12/10)
Jan. 3, 1984--Nov. 10, 2010 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Mickeal L. Quakenbush, 26, died Wednesday (Nov. 10, 2010), In Oberlin. He was born Jan. 3, 1984, in Hays, Kansas, to Donald C. Quakenbush and Donna M. Meitl. He was raised in the Belleville, Norton, and Wichita, Kansas areas...
Aloha Wilmeta Gates (11/12/10)
May 3, 1930--Nov. 10, 2010 OVERLAND PARK, Kansas -- Aloha Wilmeta Gates, 80, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 10, 2010), in Overland Park, Kansas. Aloha was born on May 3, 1930, in Palisade, Nebraska, to Lyle and Geraldine Gage. Aloha was married in Palisade on Dec. ...
Theone Draper (11/12/10)
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Theone Draper, 91, died Saturday (Nov. 6, 2010), at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Haarberg of Wauneta, Nebraska, and Lana Tyerman and Dan Miller of Holyoke, Colorado; son, Lee Draper and wife, Janet of Ogallala, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren...
Betty Thompson (11/11/10)
June 10, 1920--Nov. 7, 2010 SNYDER, Colorado -- Betty Thompson, 90, longtime Snyder area resident, died Sunday (Nov. 7, 2010), at her home. She was born June 10, 1920, in Brush, Colorado to Ted and Zita Metz. She lived in Morgan County most of her life except for the few years she lived near McCook, Nebraska and graduated from McCook High School...
Van Ray Stevens (11/11/10)
Feb. 1, 1947--Nov. 9, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Van Ray Stevens was born Feb. 1, 1947, to Thomas Preston and Margaret (Ryan) Stevens at St. Catherine's Hospital in McCook. He left us quickly and quietly before we were ready for him to walk another path on Nov. 9, 2010, at Community Hospital...
Stephen L. Hollers (11/09/10)
June 8, 1950--Nov. 5, 2010 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Stephen L. Hollers, 60, lost his 15 month battle with cancer the night of Nov. 5, 2010. Steve was born on June 8, 1950, to Claude A. and Maureen M. (Eickmeier) Hollers in Aberdeen, Maryland. He graduated from Lincoln Northeast in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1970...
James E. 'Butch' McKeeman (11/10/10)
March 26, 1945--Nov. 6, 2010 OSHKOSH, Nebraska -- James E. "Butch" McKeeman, 65, died Saturday (Nov. 6, 2010), at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota after a year long battle with cancer. Jim was born March 26, 1945, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Rex Wade and Freda Garland (Spurrier) McKeeman. He grew up and received his education in Gering, Nebraska, graduating from Gering High School in 1964. After high school, Jim attended Chadron State College...
Roy Lee Dawson (11/09/10)
April 17, 1951--Nov. 8, 2010 EDISON, Nerbaska -- Roy Lee Dawson, 59, died Monday (Nov. 8, 2010), at his home after a year long battle with cancer. He was born April 17, 1951, in McCook, Nebraska to Lowell and Lois (Hays) Dawson. He went to country school through eighth grade and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1969...
Donald Roy Welch (11/09/10)
May 16, 1939--Nov. 6, 2010 ALLIANCE, Nebraska -- Donald Roy Welch, 71, died Saturday (Nov. 6, 2010), at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance. He was born May 16, 1939, in Farnam, Nebraska to Robert Leland and Mildred Josephine (Spencer) Welch. He was a graduate of Farnam High School...
Mildred Viola (League) Pollaro (11/09/10)
Sept. 18, 1923--Oct. 31, 2010 ORANGE, Connecticut -- Mildred Viola (League) Pollaro, 87, died Oct. 31, 2010, at the Willows Health Care Center in Woodbridge, Connecticut. She was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Haigler, Nebraska, to Floyd and Nellie Viola Ovendon League. She attended rural country school before the family moved to Stratton, Nebraska. She attended and graduated from Stratton High School in 1940...
Mary C. Uehlin-Kolsky (11/08/10)
Dec. 18, 1926--Nov. 6, 2010 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Mary C. Uehlin-Kolsky, 83, died Saturday (Nov. 6, 2010), at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Dec. 18, 1926, in rural Dresden, Kansas, to Lloyd and Katherine (Taylor) Fortin. She was raised on a farm near Dresden. She attended Jackson School and Decatur Community High School; graduating in 1946...
Millie Josephine 'Jo' Nowka (11/05/10)
Feb. 17, 1917--Oct. 30, 2010 WENATCHEE, Washington -- Millie Josephine "Jo" Nowka Edwards, 93, died Saturday (Oct. 30, 2010), at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She was born Feb. 17, 1917, on a farm 15 miles south of Culbertson, Nebraska; the daughter of Alfred and Mabel (Haining) Edwards. ...
Floyd A. 'Red' Schroeder (11/08/10)
July 17, 1924--Nov. 5, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Floyd A. "Red" Schroeder, 86, died Friday (Nov. 5, 2010), at Tri Valley Health Systems Hospital in Cambridge. He was born July 17, 1924, near Oxford, Nebraska, on the family farm, to William Otto and Katie Belle (Tammen) Schroeder. He attended country school, later attending school in Oxford and graduating from Oxford High School...
Gertrude 'Bernie' Bernadine Traphagan Stelmach Malcolm (11/08/10)
Jan. 13, 1921--Nov. 5, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Bernie Malcolm, 89, passed away on Friday (Nov. 5, 2010), in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born Jan. 13, 1921, on a farm near McCook, to John L. and Jane M. (Corcoran) Traphagan. She attended elementary school at Spring Creek, graduated from McCook High School and attended McCook Junior College...
Juanita Bunker (11/04/10)
S. Irene League (11/04/10)
Friedrich Wach (11/05/10)
HAYES CENTER, Nebraska -- Friedrich Wach, 91, died Thursday (Nov. 4, 2010), in Greeley, Colorado. Graveside services are Monday, 1 p.m., in the Hayes Center, Nebraska cemetery. Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Merton 'Jeff' Jefferies (11/05/10)
Oct. 29, 1923--Oct. 30, 2010 FORT COLLINS, Colorado -- Jeff Jefferies, 87, passed away on Saturday (Oct. 30, 2010). He had resided in Fort Collins, Colorado since 2006 to be closer to his family. Jeff was born on Oct. 29, 1923, to Walter "Brooks" and Margaret "Maggie" Jefferies. He was raised on the family farm in the Hillrose, Colorado area, attended and graduated from Roosevelt School prior to attending Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado...
Keith Leroy Moreland (11/05/10)
Jan. 9, 1941--Nov. 2, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Keith Leroy Moreland, 69, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 2, 2010) at the McCook Community Hospital. Keith was born Jan. 9, 1941, in Ovid, Colorado to parents Lyle C. and LaVena (Gaines) Moreland. He was one of five children born to this union. Keith attended school in Boulder, Colorado, graduating in 1959. He then went on to attend NJC in Sterling, Colorado for the following two years...
Eleanor Ann (Kircher) Walters (11/04/10)
Sept. 10, 1930--Nov. 3, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Eleanor A. Walters, 80, died Wednesday (Nov. 3, 2010), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Mass of Christian burial is Monday, 10 a.m., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery in McCook...
Marie F. McChesney (11/04/10)
Dec. 2, 1922--Nov. 2, 2010 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Marie F. McChesney, 87, died Tuesday (Nov. 2, 2010), at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Orleans, Nebraska to Carl H. and Tena (Jelken) Rohnke. She was raised in the Norcatur, Kansas area. She graduated from Norcatur High School in 1942...
Donna Lee Perkins (11/02/10)
Frank C. Hamilton (11/03/10)
Phyllis Bettie Sydow (11/01/10)
April 30, 1926--Oct. 30, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Phyllis Bettie Sydow, 84, died Saturday (Oct. 30, 2010), at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook with her family around her bedside. Bettie was born April 30, 1926 in Central City, Colorado, the daughter of the late Alford and May FeEtta (Wenger) Rowe...
Lee Wilmot (11/03/10)
Feb. 24, 1953--Nov. 2, 2010 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Lee Wilmot, 57, died Tuesday (Nov. 2, 2010), at his home in Beaver City. He was born Feb. 24, 1953, in McCook, Nebraska to Merlin and Mary (McConnell) Wilmot. He grew up in the Wilsonville, Nebraska area. He graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1971...
Ida Louise Wilehmine Stoll (11/02/10)
May 7, 1911--Oct. 30, 2010 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Ida Louise Wilehmine Stoll, 99, of McCook, Nebraska, died Saturday (Oct. 30, 2010), at Willow Ridge Retirement Home in McCook. She was born on May 7, 1911, in Arapahoe to Theodore and Clara M. (Krumme) Hilker. She was raised in the Arapahoe area...
Elwood D. Jording (11/02/10)
July 28, 1935--Oct. 31, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Elwood D. Jording, 75, died Sunday (Oct. 31, 2010), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born July 28, 1935, in Decatur County, Kansas to Ewald H. and Bertha (Hoffbauer) Jording. He was raised on a farm near Oberlin, Kansas and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1953. He was a member of the U.S. Army...
Leslie Milburn Stewart (11/01/10)
Herschel Arnold Pahl (11/01/10)
April 15, 1920--Oct. 17, 2010 AVA, Missouri -- Captain Herschel Arnold Pahl (USN, retired), 90, died Oct. 17, 2010, at Heart of the Ozarks Care Center in Ava. He was born April, 15, 1920, on a farm east of Cambridge, Nebraska, to Arnold E "Art" and Mary (Keene) Pahl...
Steve E. Kathka (11/01/10)
Dec. 8, 1950--Oct. 28, 2010 DRESDEN, Kansas -- Steve E. Kathka, 59, died Thursday (Oct. 28, 2010), at his residence in Dresden. He was born Dec. 8, 1950, in Oberlin, Kansas to Elmer and Colleen (White) Kathka. He was raised in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin Elementary, Decatur Community High School, and St. John's Military. He was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard...
Veldron W. Hall (11/01/10)
Feb. 15, 1920--Oct. 30, 2010 McCook, Nebraska -- Veldron W. Hall, 90, died Saturday (Oct. 30, 2010), at the Hillcrest Nursing in McCook. She was born Feb. 15, 1920 in Red Willow County, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Charles and Millie (Reinheimer) Williams. ...