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Obituaries from April 2011

Dorene Hoschouer (04/29/11)
July 19, 1917-April 27, 2011 ASHLAND, Nebraska -- Dorene Hoschouer, 93, died at Ashland Care Center in Ashland on April 27, 2011. Dorene was born July 19, 1917, to Calvin and Edith (Fitzgerald) Rucker in rural Hayes County, Nebraska. Dorene attended school in Hayes County and graduated from Hayes County High School in Hayes Center. ...
Helen Louise (Hartman) McNew (04/29/11)
Dec. 30, 1913-April 28, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Helen Louise (Hartman) McNew was born on Dec. 30, 1913, on her parents' farm southeast of Stratton, Nebraska. Helen died at the McCook Community Hospital at the young age of 97, on April 28, 2011. Helen was the oldest of 11 children born to William (Claude) and Louise (Price) Hartman. ...
Freida Elizabeth Brehm Romersheuser (04/28/11)
Sept. 30, 1913-April 26, 2011 HAYES CENTER, Nebraska -- Always with a ready smile and a positive attitude, Freida passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Superior, Nebraska. She grew up in the Culbertson, Nebraska Community and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1931. ...
Gloria Ann Lawson (04/27/11)
Jerald 'Jerry' L. Wickard (04/28/11)
NORTHGLENN, Colorado -- Jerald "Jerry" L. Wickard, 53, died April 14, 2011, at his residence. He was born to Ted L. Wickard of McCook, Nebraska and Helen Rose (Neiling) Wickard of Findlay, Ohio. On July 4, 1990, he married Vickie Johnston in Grand Junction, Colorado...
Evelyn Louise Fox (04/28/11)
July 11, 1924-April 24, 2011 ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Evelyn Louise Fox, 86, died Sunday (April 24, 2011) at Tri County Hospital in Lexington, Nebraska. She was born July 11, 1924, near Plato, Iowa to Charles and Minnie (Parsons) Taylor. Her elementary years were spent in country schools. She attended high school in Tipton, Iowa. After graduation she went on to Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa. She graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in home economics education...
Glenn Ervin Hinton (04/27/11)
April 3, 1928-April 23, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Glenn Ervin Hinton, 83, died Saturday (April 23, 2011) at his home. He was born on April 3, 1928, in Frontier County, Nebraska to Bert and Vera (Harrop) Hinton. He went to school through the eighth grade at Walnut Hill country school, and then attended two years at Stockville High School in Stockville, Nebraska. The family moved to Douglas, Wyoming and he graduated from Douglas High School...
Connie Jean (Malone) Havel (04/26/11)
July 19, 1945-April 14, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Connie Jean was born July 19, 1945, in Red Willow County at St. Catherine Hospital in McCook. She died April 14, 2011, at the home of her nephew in Zillah, Washington at the age of 65 years. Connie was born to Gale and Lucille (Hays) Malone. The Malone family resided at the M-Ranch near Palisade, Nebraska. She attended Star School in rural Hayes County and Palisade Public School...
Billie Dee Mapes (04/26/11)
June 5, 1927-April 23, 2011 NAMPA, Idaho -- Billie Dee Mapes, 83, died April 23, 2011, surrounded by his family at his home in Nampa. He was born on June 5, 1927, in McCook, Nebraska to Elmer and Ada (Burham) Mapes. He was a graduate of McCook High School, class of 1945, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He played football and graduated from McCook Community College, class of 1950...
Karen Rene Shafer Chacon (04/26/11)
March 14, 1949-April 14, 2011 ELIZABETH, Colorado -- Karen Rene Shafer Chacon passed away on April 14, 2011, at her home in Elizabeth with her family and friends. She was born March 14, 1949, in McCook, Nebraska. Her parents were Kenneth and Doris (Gathman) Shafer. ...
Mabel Malinda (Redtfeldt) Gotchall (04/25/11)
April 10, 1916-April 18, 2011 SUN CITY WEST, Arizona -- Mabel Malinda (Redtfeldt) Gotchall, 95, died Monday (April 18, 2011). She was living at Emiritus in Sun City West at the time of her death. She was born April 10, 1916, in Lyle, Kansas, to Frederick John and Dora Alice (Fasick) Redtfeldt. She was raised in Lebanon, Nebraska and graduated from high school in Lebanon...
Donna Rae Eskew (04/21/11)
Norma L. Carmon (04/21/11)
Nov. 13, 1932 - April 21, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Norma L. Carmon, 78, died Thursday (April 21, 2011) at her residence in Oberlin. She was born Nov. 13, 1932, at Danbury, Wisconsin, to Cecil and Mildred Bailey. She attended Webster High School in Webster, Wisconsin, and Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She resided in Wisconsin, Montana, rural Dresden, Kansas, Texas, Nebraska and retired to Oberlin...
Virginia M. McCoy (04/21/11)
Jan. 28, 1926-April 20, 2011 CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Virginia M. McCoy, age 85, of Culbertson, Nebraska, passed away on April 20, 2011, at McCook Community Hospital. Virginia was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Sterling, Colorado to Lester E. and Sarah (Cackley) Wooley...
Scot Lee Knudson (04/21/11)
Sept. 24, 1965-April 19, 2011 HUMBOLDT, Nebraska -- Scot Lee Knudson, 45, of Humboldt, was born on Sept. 24, 1965, in Overland Park, Kansas to Wallace and Beth (Hahn) Knudson. He grew up in Schaumburg, Illinois, Longmont, Colorado, and Palisade, Nebraska. ...
Ruby Roesener (04/21/11)
Nov. 9, 1912 - April 17, 2011 IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Ruby Myrtle Roesener was born Nov. 9, 1912, in Benkelman, Nebraska, to William and Annie (Wakefield) Thompson. Ruby grew up and attended grade school in Benkelman where she also received her G.E.D. Ruby then attended LPN school at Alliance, Nebraska, along with her longtime friend Ada Nordhausen...
Kenneth L. Morris (04/20/11)
July 23, 1923 - April 18, 2011 OMAHA, Nebraska -- Former Hastings, Nebraska, resident, Kenneth L. Morris, 87, passed away Monday (April 18, 2011), at the Hospice House in Omaha. Services will be Friday, April 22, 2011, 11 a.m., at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Bob Winn officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings...
Virginia M. McCoy (04/20/11)
Jan. 28, 1926 - April 20, 2011 CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Virginia M. McCoy, 85, died Wednesday (April 20, 2011), at Community Hospital in McCook. Memorial services are Friday, 10 a.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church in Culbertson. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements...
Jerome 'Tiny' Francis Yost (04/20/11)
Oct. 10, 1935 - April 15, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Jerome "Tiny" Francis Yost was born in Miller, South Dakota, Oct. 10, 1935. He was the son of James and Mary Yost. He was preceded in death by his brother, James J. Yost and his mother, Mary Rose Yost...
Marilyn J. Koetter (04/18/11)
Ruby Roesener (04/18/11)
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Ruby Roesener, 98, died Sunday (April 17, 2011), at Chase Community Hospital in Imperial. Services are 11 a.m., MDT, Wednesday, at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Kahle officiating. Interment is at Benkelman Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. MDT...
Bill Bolen (04/18/11)
Feb. 24, 1927-April 14, 2011 WALLACE COUNTY, Kansas -- Bill Bolen, 84, died Thursday (April 14, 2011) at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Sharon Springs, Kansas, the son of Georgia (Huffman) and Lester Bolen. After attending schools in Wallace County, he worked with his uncle, Glen Huffman, breaking horses. He served his country in the U.S. Army beginning Dec. 19, 1945, and was honorably discharged Nov. 6, 1946...
Ernst Weber (04/18/11)
April 21, 1926-April 17, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Ernst Weber, 84, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Ernst was born in Brunenthal, Germany to the late Fred and Katherine (Engel) Weber Sr. When he was ten months old, his family immigrated to the United States. After sailing to Ellis Island and receiving clearance to enter the country, they joined other family members already settled in Culbertson, Nebraska...
Edward D. Harris (04/14/11)
Jan. 7, 1922-April 12, 2011 HOLDREGE, Nebraska -- Memorial services for Edward D. Harris will be conducted from the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege on Monday, April 18, 2011, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Tom Gopp officiating. Private family inurnment is at the Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege prior to the memorial service...
Jerry Fear (04/13/11)
Sept. 29, 1932-April 11, 2011 AURORA, Colorado -- Jerry Fear, 78, died at Denver Hospice Care Center in Denver, Colorado. He was born Sept. 29, 1932, in Salem, Illinois, to Herbert and Faye (Bonsengerger) Fear. He was raised in Salem. He received his education from Southern Illinois University...
Idella L. Bowers (04/13/11)
June 30, 1918-April 11, 2011 HOLDREGE, Nebraska -- Funeral services for Idella L. Bowers will be conducted from the United Methodist Church in Oxford, Nebraska on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Eldon Flablinger officiating. Interment is in the Oxford Cemetery...
William Leon 'Bill' Preston (04/12/11)
Nov. 5, 1942-March 11, 2011 CAMARILLO, California -- William Leon "Bill" Preston, 68, died March 11, 2011, at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo after a stay of 14 years. He was born Nov. 5, 1942, in Littleton, Colorado, to Evert Leon and Helen (Walsh) Preston. ...
Dr. Chris Alan Atkins (04/12/11)
Sept. 19, 1954-April 10, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dr. Chris Alan Atkins, 56, passed away peacefully at his home in McCook with family and friends at his side on Sunday, April 10, 2011. He was born Sept. 19, 1954, in Redbud, Illinois, to Robert and Bettie Jean (Hawkins) Atkins. ...
Steven L. Thornbrugh (04/11/11)
Jan. 4, 1950-April 9, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Steven L. Thornbrugh, 60, died Saturday (April 9, 2011) at Community Hospital in McCook. Graveside inurnment is Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook. Memorials may be given in his name...
Donald E. Thomas (04/11/11)
Aug. 7 , 1926-April 8, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Donald E. Thomas, 84, died Friday (April 8, 2011) at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. He was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Salina, Kansas to Albert and Mary (Fisher) Thomas. He was raised in Salina where he received his education...
W. Wayne Joy (04/11/11)
April 4, 1923-April 8, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- William Wayne Joy, 88, passed away Friday (April 8, 2011) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born April 4, 1923, in Culbertson, Nebraska, the son of the late Ira and Flossie (Korell) Joy. Wayne grew up in Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1941...
Nolene June Fortin (04/08/11)
June 1, 1924-April 6, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Nolene June Fortin, 86, died Wednesday (April 6, 2011) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. She was born June 1, 1924, in Satanta, Kansas, to Clifton and Bessie (Moss) Herren. She grew up in Satanta and received her education in Satanta and Moscow, Kansas...
Neal F. Warner (04/07/11)
Barbara JÚne Baker (04/08/11)
Feb. 12, 1940-April 6, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Barbara JÚne Baker, 71, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Community Hospital in McCook. Barbara was born on Feb. 12, 1940, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Harold C. "Buck" and Elsie Myrtle "Kitty" (Hyatt) Weiss. She graduated from McCook High School in 1959...
Helene Ann Dickmeyer (04/07/11)
Jan. 2, 1927-April 4, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Helene Ann Dickmeyer, 84, died Monday (April 4, 2011) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Jan. 2, 1927, north of Arapahoe in Gosper County, Nebraska, to Karl Frederick Julius "KFJ" and Ida Louise (Hartman) Wendland...
Elva D. Fesler (04/06/11)
Sept. 13, 1943-April 2, 2011 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Elva D. Fesler, 67, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at her home in Lincoln. She was born Sept. 12, 1943, in Bartley, Nebraska to Thomas Dorwin and Frances (Lohr) Carpenter. Elva was a devoted, hard working and kind person, she started working as a junior high student with her mother at the Bartley Municipal Telephone Company. After moving to Lincoln she worked for Safeway from 1964 until the store closed in 1981...
C. Earl Haase (04/06/11)
Sept. 10, 1917-March 28, 2011 MESA, Arizona -- C. Earl Haase, 93, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at his home in Mesa. He was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Stratton, Nebraska to Loyd and Georgia (Thomas) Haase. He graduated from Stratton High School. He attended Nebraska State Teachers College in Kearney (now University of Nebraska-Kearney). In addition to his education, he participated in track and field and held the school record for the 110 yard high hurdles for many years...
Elsie L. Goodnight (04/05/11)
Sept. 5, 1917-April 4, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Elsie L. Goodnight, 89, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Sept. 5, 1917, in Decatur County, Kansas to Edward and Lilly Grace (Davis) Pavlicek. She was raised on a farm in Decatur County and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1938...
Agnes G. Pruitt (04/05/11)
Aug. 4, 1907-April 4, 2011 NORCATUR, Kansas -- Agnes G. Pruitt, 94, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin, Kansas. She was born Aug. 4, 1907, in Norcatur to Andrew and Leota (Shirley) Johnson. She was raised in Norcatur and graduated from Norcatur High School in 1933...
Rhoby May (Davison) Coady (04/04/11)
June 3, 1912-April 2, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Rhoby May (Davison) Coady was born to pioneer parents, James and Flora (Goding) Davison at their farm northwest of Dalton, Nebraska near the Morrill county line on June 3, 1912. She was lifted into God's arms on April 2, 2011, in McCook, at the age of 98 years, 10 months...
Gerald D. Terrell (04/04/11)
Oct. 4, 1931-March 27, 2011 WESLACO, Texas -- Gerald D. Terrell, 79, formerly of Grand Island, Nebraska passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Weslaco. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island with Rev. Jack Sample officiating. Burial is at Phillips Cemetery. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Carl A. Lewis (04/04/11)
June 3, 1929-April 3, 2011 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Carl Alfred Lewis, 81, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the Community Hospital in McCook. Carl was born in Trenton, Nebraska on June 3, 1929. He was the youngest son of six children born to Earl Franklin and Mille Elizabeth (Jackson) Lewis. Carl spent most of his life in Trenton. He graduated from Trenton High School...