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Obituaries from March 2011

Gracelee Jo Cook (03/31/11)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Gracelee Jo Cook was born and entered the arms of Jesus on March 18, 2011. She was born to Kendra Ann Cook and John Raymond Leahy at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln. The Rev. William D. Arnold baptized her into the kingdom of God on March 18, 2011...
Truth Sturtevant (03/30/11)
Dec. 25, 1914-March 25, 2011 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Truth Sturtevant, 96, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at her home in Beaver City. She was born Dec. 25, 1914, in Orleans, Nebraska to John E. and Ruth (Branstine) Davis. She attended country school. She graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1934 with a normal training certificate. She taught county school in Harlan County for a couple years...
Madlyn Larson (03/29/11)
June 23, 1929-March 26, 2011 DENVER, Colorado -- Madlyn Lala Larson died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Porter Hospice Johnson Center in Denver. She was born June 23, 1929, to Vernon and Lala Gregg in McCook, Nebraska. She graduated from McCook City Schools with the class of 1947...
Mari Ann Emmett (03/29/11)
July 30, 1944-March 27, 2011 SCOTIA, Nebraska -- Mari Ann Emmett, 66, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Tiffany Square Care Home in Grand Island, Nebraska. She was born July 30, 1944, in Hastings, Nebraska to Joe and Mary (Serf) Weiler. She was raised in Hastings and graduated from Hastings St. Cecilia High School...
Dick LeRoy Baumfalk (03/29/11)
Aug. 15, 1937-March 27, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dick LeRoy Baumfalk, 73, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, at his home in McCook. Dick was born Aug. 15, 1937, in Hitchcock County, Nebraska to Robert L. and Dorothy (Walgren) Baumfalk. He graduated from Stratton High School in 1955. On Oct. 14, 1955, he entered the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged on July 14, 1958, and he continued to serve in the Army Reserves until Oct. 13, 1961...
Bill E. Anderson (03/28/11)
Jan. 12, 1932-March 25, 2011 HOLDREGE, Nebraska -- Memorial services for Bill E. Anderson will be conducted from Christian Homes Care Community Chapel in Holdrege on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. W. Kirwin Stewart Jr. and Chaplain DeWane Dow officiating. Private family inurnment is at a later date at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska with full military honors...
Michael Everett Powell (03/28/11)
July 2, 1955-March 23, 2011 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Michael Everett Powell, 55, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011. He was born July 2, 1955, in Benkelman, Nebraska to Everett and Leora (Folkerts) Powell. Michael and Sandra (Misner) Powell were united in marriage on June 19, 1982, in Lincoln. He worked for his brother, Dr. Richard Powell, as an Optician at Malbar Vision Center in Lincoln for 30 years...
Bobbie R. Lakey (03/28/11)
Dec. 10, 1927-March 22, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Bobbie Ray Lakey, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at his home in McCook. He was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Fairbury, Nebraska, the son of the late Robert and Anna (Larson) Lakey. At the age of five, the family moved to Holyoke, Colorado, where Bobbie grew up and graduated from rural school...
Lucas 'Caddy' Memmelaar (03/28/11)
Nov. 5, 1948-March 13, 2011 ATWOOD, Kansas -- A memorial service to celebrate the life of Lucas "Caddy" Memmelaar will be held at Courts of Praise in Atwood, Kansas, on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 2 p.m. Pastor Kent Morgan will officiate the service. Funeral arrangements for cremation were made by Williams Funeral Home, Atwood, Kansas...
Linda Lorraine (Gohl) Wudtke (03/21/11)
Dec. 12, 1944-March 19, 2011 WICHITA, Kansas -- Linda Lorraine (Gohl) Wudtke, 66, passed away Saturday (March 19, 2011), at her home in Wichita following her heroic battle with cancer. Linda was born Dec. 12, 1944, to Arnold F. and A. Virginia (Wilson) Gohl at St. Catherine's Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. She attended and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1963. She worked as a clerk for the county extension office after graduation...
James Kevin Sis (03/23/11)
Oct. 5, 1960-March 19, 2011 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- James Kevin Sis, 50, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at his home in Benkelman. He was born Oct. 5, 1960, in Benkelman to James Dean and Elizabeth A. (Keim) Sis. He attended Dist. 52 country school before graduating from Benkelman High School in 1978.
Gene E. Frank (03/16/11)
Dec. 15, 1926-March 15, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Gene E. Frank, 84, died Tuesday (March 15, 2011), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. He was born in rural Frontier County near Bartley on Dec. 15, 1926, to Jesse J. and Gladys A. (Turpin) Frank. Gene graduated from Bartley High School in 1944, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Mary V. Horendeck (03/23/11)
Feb. 27, 1915-March 23, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Mary Virginia Horendeck, 96, passed away today (March 23, 2011), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Feb. 27, 1915, in McCook, the daughter of the late Robert Dillon and Viola (Ward) Austin. Mary was one of six children and grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook Senior High School in 1932. She also attended McCook Junior College in McCook. She began as a secretary in Lincoln, Nebraska ...
Fern Cain (03/23/11)
Jan. 28, 1918-March 13, 2011 COLUMBIA, Missouri -- Fern Cain, 93, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Lenoir Woods Nursing Home in Columbia following a brief illness. She was born January 28, 1918, in Beaver City, Nebraska, to the late Earl and Merle Kinsman. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1936...
Leroy Wilber Lindgren (03/21/11)
Jan. 23, 1927--March 17, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Leroy Wilber Lindgren, 84, passed away Thursday (March 17, 2011), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Leroy was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Bell, California to John and Cornelia Lily (Clug) Lindgren. He graduated from Trenton High School in Trenton, Nebraska...
Charlotte Ida Jeffres (03/22/11)
May 26, 1936-March 19, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Charlotte Ida Jeffres, 74, of Upland, Nebraska died Saturday (March 19, 2011), at Good Samaritan Hospital, in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born May 26, 1936 at Holbrook, Nebraska to Walter and Henrietta (Wendland) Warner. She attended Holbrook High School and graduated with the Class of 1954...
Oral L. May Kniep (03/22/11)
June 12, 1916-March 21, 2011 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Oral L. Kniep, 94, died Monday (March 21, 2011), at the Beaver City Manor. She was born June 12, 1916, at Beaver City, to Bert and Minnie (Wolfe) Shellenbarger. She was a life long resident of Furnas County, Nebraska and attended schools in Beaver City...
Judith Lynn Green (03/22/11)
Feb. 27, 1940-Jan. 26, 2011 DANBURY, Nebraska -- Judith Lynn Green, of Kansas City, Missouri and formerly of Danbury, died Jan. 26, 2011, in Independence, Missouri of natural causes. She was born Feb. 27, 1940, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Claude and Jayne Anderson...
John Butler Howlett (03/22/11)
March 20, 1926-March 12, 2011 OTIS, Colorado -- John Butler Howlett was born in Otis, Colorado, on March 20, 1926. A devoted father of four and a loving, supportive husband, John Butler Howlett passed away March 12, 2011, in Yuma, Colorado. John married Reavis Lavina Smith Nov. ...
Harry M. Krogh (03/21/11)
SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Harry Milton Krogh, 81, died March 5, 2011, in Savannah. He was born to Herluf M. and Verda M. (nee Darby) Krogh in McCook, Nebraska. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1951 before enlisting in the U.S Air Force. He went on to earn his Master's of Business Administration from the University of Denver in 1954. ...
Ronald Lee Brewster (03/21/11)
Nov. 26, 1937-March 18, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Ronald Lee Brewster, 73, passed away Friday (March 18, 2011), at Community Hospital in McCook. Ronald was born Nov. 26, 1937, in Norwood, Missouri to Walter Marion and Phyllis Marie (Mulkey) Brewster. He was one of seven children. Ronald attended school in Norwood before moving to Loomis, Nebraska in August 1952. He graduated from high school in 1955...
Richard W. Snyder (03/18/11)
July 18, 1921-March 16, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Richard W. Snyder, 89, died Wednesday (March 16, 2011), at his home. He was born July 18, 1921, in Arapahoe to Hervey W. and Kathryn (Mayer) Snyder. He attended rural school in Gosper County, Nebraska and graduated from Arapahoe High School with the Class of 1939. He was employed at Williams Brothers in Arapahoe after graduation...
Robert E. Thompson (03/18/11)
May 30, 1929-March 15, 2011 LEMOYNE, Nebraska -- Robert E. Thompson, 81, died Tuesday (March 15, 2011), at the Ogallala Hospital. He was born May 30, 1929, to Raymond and Wilma (Bannister) Thompson in Hayes Center, Nebraska. He grew up in Hayes Center, graduating from Hayes Center High School...
Donna Lorene (Fowler) Wingert (03/18/11)
Sept. 1, 1952-March 5, 2011 HUTCHINSON, Kansas -- Donna Lorene (Fowler) Wingert, 58, died March 5, 2011, after a long illness. She was born Sept. 1, 1952, in McCook, Nebraska, to Lloyd and Lucille Fowler. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in Oberlin, Kansas, in 1970...
Alice B. Vaughn (03/17/11)
Dec. 26, 1921-March 15, 2011 GOTHENBURG, Nebraska -- Alice Beulah Vaughn passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg, Nebraska at the age of 89. She was born Dec. 26, 1921, at Stockville, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Cordy and Ollie (Pickle) Crawford. Alice grew up on a farm south of Stockville and graduated from Stockville High School...
Harold E. Stevens (03/17/11)
Sept. 9, 1935-March 14, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Harold E. Stevens died Monday March 14, 2011, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 75 years old. Harold was born on Sept. 9, 1935, in Benkelman, Nebraska, to Chester Earl and Clara Lucille (Brown) Stevens. He attended grade school in Benkelman and graduated from Bird City High School and later entered the U.S. Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict...
Gordon L. Johnson (03/16/11)
Jan. 13, 1929-March 14, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Gordon Lyle Johnson, 82, died Monday (March 14, 2011), at Morton County Health Center in Elkhart, Kansas. He was born Jan. 13, 1929, in Minden, Nebraska, the son of the late Iner and Mary (Ostergaard) Johnson. Gordon grew up in Minden where he graduated from Minden High School...
Gerald Bartels (03/14/11)
CALIMESA, California -- Gerald Bartels, 79, died Friday (March 11, 2011), at his home in Calimesa. He was raised in Culbertson, Nebraska. Survivors include wife, Mary and three children. He was the brother of Geneva Eckhardt of McCook, Nebraska, Howard and wife, Betty Bartels, Wilma Stocks and Carol and husband, Bill Masten...
John Howlett (03/15/11)
OTIS, Colorado -- John Howlett, 84, died Saturday (March 12, 2011), at the Yuma District Hospital on March 12, 2011. He and his family lived in McCook from 1966-77. Funeral services are Thursday, 10 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Otis. Viewing is Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Brenner Funeral Home in Akron, Colorado...
Leland E. McCoy (03/15/11)
June 5, 1926-March 13, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Leland E. McCoy, 84, died Sunday (March 13, 2011), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. He was born June 5, 1926, southwest of Arapahoe, to Stanley P. and Ethel M. (Holloway) McCoy. ...
Clifford Alfred 'Shorty' Chipperfield (03/15/11)
Sept. 9, 1923-March 11, 2011 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Clifford Alfred "Shorty" Chipperfield, 87, died Friday (March 11, 2011), at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Cheyenne County, Kansas to Harold Mitchell and Hattie Maude (Merklin) Chipperfield. He graduated from Bird City High School in Bird City, Kansas in 1941...
Alicia Marie Rippe (03/14/11)
April 11, 1981--March 12, 2011 LUDELL, Kansas -- Alicia Marie Rippe, 29, died Saturday (March 12, 2011), at her residence. She was born April 11, 2011, in Benkelman, Nebraska, to Kevin and Jeanette (Downing) Burkhalter. She was raised north of Bird City, Kansas. She attended Cheylin High School and Fort Hays State University...
Joshua M. Lammie (03/10/11)
Jack L. Kihlthau (03/14/11)
Dec. 3, 1933--March 11, 2011 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Jack L. Kihlthau, 77, passed away Friday (March 11, 2011), at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte. He was born Dec. 3, 1933, to Martin and Martha (Peil) Kihlthau in Minatare, Nebraska. He attended country schools and graduated from Melbeta High School...
Wilma Bartels (03/10/11)
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Wilma Bartels, 81, died Friday (March 4, 2011), at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Survivors include daughters, Ruby Nekola and husband, George of Lincoln, Cherine Parde and husband, Kevin of The Colony, Texas, and Gayle Sell of Lincoln; son, Darwin Bartels and wife, Brenda of Urbandale, Iowa; sisters, Lela Mack and husband, Don and Alice Filbert, all of Sacramento, California; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Alta Mae Carlson (03/10/11)
Dec. 28, 1928--March 9, 2011 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Alta Mae Carlson, 82, passed away Wednesday (March 9, 2011), at the Veteran's Home in Grand Island, Nebraska. She was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Trenton to William Burton "Burt" and Anna Martha (Rasmussen) Skinner. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1946...
Terry L. Black (03/09/11)
Nov. 3, 1952--March 6, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Terry L. Black, 58, died Sunday (March 6, 2011), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. He was born Nov. 3, 1952, in Oberlin to Carl and Darlene (Larson) Black. He was raised in Oberlin where he graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1970...
Lucille A. Weber (03/09/11)
May 7, 1915--March 7, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Lucille Adelia Weber, 95, passed away Monday (March 7, 2011), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born May 7, 1915, in a sod house in Hitchcock County, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Conrad A. and Annie (Heizenreter) Wagner. Lucille grew up in the Culbertson community where she attended her sophomore year at Culbertson High School...
Floyd S. Hershberger (03/09/11)
Jan. 12, 1927--March 7, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Floyd Stewart Hershberger, 84, passed away from complications of Alzheimers disease on Monday (March 7, 2011), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born Jan. 12, 1927, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of the late Floyd E. and Christine (Fenton) Hershberger. Floyd grew up in Waterloo where he graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1945...
Anita Ellen Drain (03/08/11)
June 20, 1948--March 2, 2011 OREM, Utah -- Anita Ellen Drain, 62, passed away due to prolonged health issues on March 2, 2011. She was surrounded by loving family members. Anita was born on June 20, 1948, in McCook, Nebraska, to Raymond and Roberta (Haining) Drain. ...
Joseph Lee Logan (03/07/11)
Aug. 26, 1925--March 4, 2011 SHAWNEE, Kansas -- Joseph Lee Logan, 85, died Friday (March 4, 2011), at Bryan Lincoln General Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 26, 1925, in Sandersville, Mississippi, to Robert Lee and Ruby Estelle (Lightsey) Logan. He grew up in Mississippi...
Donald 'Butch' Stanley (03/04/11)
Caroline Rose (Harmon) Krizek (03/07/11)
Sept. 4, 1925--March 1, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Caroline Rose (Harmon) Krizek, 85, passed away Tuesday (March 1, 2011), at her home in Highland Park Retirement Community. Caroline was born on Sept. 4, 1925, in Oberlin, Kansas, one of 12 children of Charley C. and Katie O. (Pauley) Harmon. She attended country grade school and graduated from Decatur County High School in May of 1944...
Paula Jo Cumpston Lofgreen (03/03/11)
June 20, 1956--Feb. 5, 2011 STEILACOOM, Washington -- Paula Jo Cumpston Lofgreen, 54, died Feb. 5, 2011, at her home in Steilacoom. She was born in McCook, Nebraska on June 20, 1956. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Cumpston. Survivors include her husband, Cass of Steilacoom; daughter, Tracia Clark and husband, Tyler of Lakewood, Washington; son, Terrance and fiancee Sarah Harkness of Tacoma, Washington; mother, Barbara Cumpston of Yutan, Nebraska; sisters, Carla Snyder and husband, Robert of Yutan and Sheila Cumpston and Mila Bird of San Jose, California; and two grandchildren.. ...
Lynn N. Youngquist (03/03/11)
Dec. 7, 1941--March 1, 2011 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Lynn N. Youngquist, 69, died Tuesday (March 1, 2011), at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 7, 1941, in Oxford, Nebraska to Joseph and Lela (Christian) Youngquist. ...
William Earl Meyers (03/01/11)
March 11, 1920--Feb. 27, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- William Earl Meyers, 90, passed away Sunday (Feb. 27, 2011), at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born March 11, 1920, in Wilcox, Nebraska to Albert and Lizzie (Burkholder) Meyers. He graduated from McCook High School in 1937...
Vera Lorraine Holmes (03/01/11)
BURWELL, Nebraska -- Vera Lorraine Holmes, 89, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 2011), at Valley County Health Systems Hospital in Ord, Nebraska. Survivors include five daughters, Jerryl and husband, Tim Rowse of Burwell, Janice and husband, Jim Taylor of Stuart, Nebraska, Joye and husband, Edward Lee of Burwell, Jane Holmes and Neal Coyle of McCook, Nebraska, and Julie Wilson of Hershey, Nebraska; and seven grandchildren...