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Obituaries from August 2011

Naomi J. Kelly (08/29/11)
Feb. 24, 1929-Aug. 27, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Naomi J. Kelly, 82, died Saturday, (Aug. 27, 2011) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born on the family farm near Indianola, Nebraska on Feb. 24, 1929. She attended school in Indianola. She married Ernie Potts on March 22, 1947, in Oberlin, Kansas. To this union a son, Richard "Dick" Potts was born. The family moved to Cambridge in 1957. She later married John Don Kelly on Dec. 17, 1993, and he preceded her in death on July 20, 2005...
Suzan Ilene (Bishop) Long (08/29/11)
Dec. 13, 1950-Aug. 26, 2011 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska --Suzan Ilene (Bishop) Long, 60 years of age, of Beaver City, Nebraska, passed away on Aug. 26, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Funeral services will be at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver City on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Ivan and Joyce Dean officiating, Private burial for family will be at a later date...
Rachel Pilcher (08/26/11)
Jan. 11, 1920-Aug. 25, 2011 BRUSH, Colorado -- Rachel Pilcher died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at the East Morgan County Hospital following a short illness in Brush, Colorado at the age of 91. She was born Jan. 11, 1920, at Odell, Nebraska and was the eldest daughter of the late Roy and May (Brubaker) Shaffer...
Clarence 'Bob' Liggett (08/24/11)
CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Clarence "Bob" Liggett, 84, died Wednesday ( Aug. 24, 2011), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at the Congregational Church in Cambridge, Nebraska. Lay minister Bill Weaver will officiate...
Robert Richard 'Sam' Samler Sr. (08/24/11)
Jan. 30, 1939-Aug. 15, 2011 CASA GRANDE, Arizona -- Robert R. "Sam" Samler Sr., 72, formerly of Randall, Minnesota died Aug. 15, 2011, in Casa Grande, Arizona. He was born Jan. 30, 1939, in Yoncalla, Oregon, the son of the late Charles L. Carrier and Marcella Hardwick. At age two, he was adopted by Oscar Samler...
Loren D. Turner (08/23/11)
June 17, 1928-Aug. 21, 2011 COLBY, Kansas -- Loren D. Turner, 85, died Sunday (Aug. 21, 2011), in Phillips County, Kansas. He was born June 17, 1928, at Menlo, Kansas, to Ralph Vernon and Iva (Barnhart) Turner. He was raised and educated in Menlo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Donna Jean (Workman) Wiggins (08/22/11)
Nov. 23, 1948-Aug. 17, 2011 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Donna Jean (Workman) Wiggins was born in St. Francis, Kansas on Nov. 23, 1948, to Roy and Permelia Workman. She was the 10th of 11 children, her twin brother, Dennis, being the eleventh. Donna passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Wray, Colorado at the age of 62 years...
Leo George Hartman (08/22/11)
Dec. 23, 1919-Aug. 20, 2011 DANBURY, Nebraska -- Leo George Hartman, age 91, of Danbury, Nebraska passed away Aug. 20, 2011, in North Platte, Nebraska. Leo was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Goshen Hole, Wyoming to George E. and Mary Odella (Purdey) Hartman. He was one of seven children...
Donald Ray Frost (08/22/11)
Jan. 14, 1930-Aug. 18, 2011 ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Donald Ray Frost, 81, died Thursday (Aug. 18, 2011), at Elwood Care Center, in Elwood, Nebraska. He was born Jan. 14, 1930, west of Overton, Nebraska to Harry Leonard and Vera Alice (Davidson) Frost. He grew up in and around rural Overton, and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for one semester before being called back home by his father to assist on the family farm west of Overton. ...
Galen John Carper (08/22/11)
June 9, 1927-Aug. 19, 2011 JENNINGS, Kansas -- Galen John Carper, 84, died Friday (Aug. 19, 2011), at his residence in Jennings, Kansas. He was born June 9, 1927, at Jennings, to Judd E. and Clara Mae (Tacha) Carper. He was raised in Jennings and graduated from Jennings High School in 1945...
Raymond Rose (08/19/11)
Jan. 19, 1935-Aug. 18, 2011 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- The Lord took Raymond Rose, 76, after a long fight with Alzheimer's on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, surrounded by the love of his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lambert and Georgianna Rose, Erin Rose, Donald Rose, Gilbert Rose and Laverne Rose...
Donna Wiggins (08/19/11)
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Donna Wiggins, 62, died Wednesday (Aug. 17, 2011), at the hospital in Wray, Colorado. Memorial services are 10 a.m., Tuesday, at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman. A gathering of friends and family will follow the service at the Max Community Center...
Elmer D. 'Dale' Lantis (08/18/11)
Jan. 25, 1932-Aug. 15, 2011 FORT COLLINS, Colorado -- Elmer D. "Dale" Lantis, 79, died Monday (Aug. 15, 2011), at his residence. He was born on Jan. 25, 1932, in Franklin County, Nebraska, to Elmer and Bernice (Strong) Lantis. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln...
David. W. Rowe (08/17/11)
Oct. 25, 1965-Aug. 13, 2011 David W. Rowe, 45, of Kearney, Nebraska, died accidently on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Estes Park, Colorado where he was on a jeep adventure with his family and friends. David was born on Oct. 25, 1965, in Lamar, Colorado to Donald and Fran Rowe. ...
Orville R. Fritsch (08/16/11)
Aug. 24, 1916-Aug. 3, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Orville Raymond Fritsch, 94, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at his residence in McCook. He was born Aug. 24, 1916, in Indianola, Nebraska, the son of the late William Alfred and Cora Belle (Thompson) Fritsch. Orville grew up in Indianola and graduated from Indianola High School in 1935...
Jack W. Baldwin (08/16/11)
March 6, 1930-July 17, 2011 REEDSBURG, Wisconsin -- Jack Wayne Baldwin, 81, died July 17, 2011, our Our House Assisted Living in Wisconsin Dells. He was born March 6, 1930, in Cee Vee, Texas, to Lenwood Marion Baldwin and Beulah (Gist) Baldwin. He grew up in Morton, Texas and worked in the oil fields all over the western United States from age 17 until he was 58. He then embarked on a second career in custodial work until retiring in 2006...
Emma Ethale Clason (08/16/11)
Dec. 5, 1921-Aug. 14, 2011 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Emma Ethale Clason, 89, of York, Nebraska, formerly of California, died Sunday (Aug. 14, 2011), at York General Hearthstone. She was born Dec. 5, 1921 at Fairmont, Nebraska. She married Francis Clason after World War II. They lived for over 50 years at San Luis Obispo, California for more than 50 years where she worked in the housekeeping department at a hospital. Her husband died in 1999. She moved to York, Nebraska in 2006...
Ian Hoft (08/15/11)
Aug. 28, 1978 - Aug. 12, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Ian Hoft, 32, died Friday (Aug. 12, 2011). He was born Aug. 28, 1978, at Norton, Kansas. Survivors include his wife Summer; daughter Lilly; step-son Cole Tyrell; his mother Beth; his father Terry and wife, Lisa; brothers, Aaron and T.J.; sister Tessa; nephews, Noah and Ollie; and other friends and family members...
Nila 'Fern' Powell (08/15/11)
March 18, 1919 - Aug. 13, 2011 MINDEN, Nebraska -- Nila "Fern" Powell age 92, formerly of Cambridge, died at the Bethany Home Nursing home in Minden, Saturday (Aug. 13, 2011). She was born March 18, 1919, in Holbrook, Nebraska, to Clarence and Iva (Henry) Robesun. She graduated from Holbrook High School in 1937. She moved to California, where she worked for Lockheed Douglas Aviation. In 1939 Fern married Ralph Freeborn, Sr. To this union two sons were born, Ralph Jr. (Bob) and Gary Freeborn...
Lucille Maxine Mulvany Gerdes (08/12/11)
Oct. 19, 1919 - Aug. 11, 2011 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Lucille Maxine Mulvany Gerdes was born Oct. 19, 1919, in Hastings, Nebraska, to Benjamin Harrison Mulvany and Mabel Annie Nelson Mulvany. She died on Aug, 11, 2011, at the age of 91 after entering the Sarah Ann Hester Home, October of 2002. As a young girl, she lived in Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska, as her father was a shoe cobbler and laborer...
Donald R. Hardin (08/12/11)
Dec. 23, 1936-Aug. 11, 2011 ARNOLD, Nebraska -- Donald R. Hardin, 74, of Arnold Nebraska, passed away Aug. 11, 2011, at the Callaway Good Samaritan Society Center. He went to be with his Lord after fighting a year long battle with cancer. Don was born on Dec. ...
Andrew F. Lakatosh (08/11/11)
Oct. 13, 1937 - Aug. 10, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Andrew Frank Lakatosh, 73, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, in the Community Hospital at McCook, Nebraska. Andrew was born Oct. 13, 1937, in Northampton, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Andrew and Catherine (Mushko) Lakatosh. He grew up at Northampton where he graduated from high school...
Richard A. Dack (08/11/11)
April 30, 1935 - Aug. 10, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- On August 10, 2011, Richard A. Dack, at the age 76 went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ whom he accepted as his Savior on June 6, 1958. Richard had fought a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis however his faith never wavered. He loved his family dearly and was such an inspiration to all of them...
Luella Lammers (08/11/11)
Feb. 26, 1922 - Aug. 8, 2011 WESTMINSTER, Colorado -- Luella Lammers, 89, died Monday (Aug. 8, 2011). She was born Feb. 26, 1922. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, 4-8 p.m., at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 South Colorado Blvd, in Littleton, Colorado...
Joe Raymond Leroy Titman (08/10/11)
Sept. 2, 1942-Aug. 9, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Joe Raymond Leroy Titman was born on Sept. 2, 1942 to Glen and Rita (Kohmetscher) Titman. On Aug. 9, 2011, he departed this life at home surrounded by family at the age of 68. Joe attended school at Indianola High School and graduated in 1960. He married Judy Berger on Sept. 7, 1971, in North Platte Nebraska, to this union a daughter was born, Chantelle...
Lindsay M. Morris (08/10/11)
Nov. 17, 1996-Aug. 8, 2011 MAXWELL, Nebraska -- Lindsay M. Morris, 14, died Monday (Aug. 8, 2011) at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 17, 1996, in McCook, Nebraska to Leon and Belinda Bade Morris...
Richard D. Gardner (08/09/11)
Dec. 19, 1957-Aug. 7, 2011 IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Richard Dean Gardner, 53, died Sunday (Aug. 7, 2011) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial, Nebraska. He was born Dec. 19, 1957, in Sterling, Colorado, to Edward and Patsy Lee (Owens) Gardner. He grew up and attended school in Curtis, Nebraska. He received his degree in Agribusiness from Curtis Tech School...
Harold Daniel 'Dan' Vogel (08/09/11)
July 28, 1932-Aug. 6, 2011 CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Harold Daniel "Dan" Vogel, the son of the late George W. Vogel and Elizabeth (Spahn), was born on July 28, 1932, in Hayes County, Nebraska. He departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Imperial Manor in Imperial, Nebraska at the age of 79...
Loren E. Townsend (08/08/11)
Feb. 14, 1920-Aug. 5, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Loren E. Townsend, 91, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Community Hospital of McCook, Nebraska. He was born Feb. 14, 1920, at a farm southeast of Smith Center, Kansas, the third son of Harry H. and Grace (Goble) Townsend. He began his education in Smith Center then moved to Kensington, Kansas, graduating in 1938. He attended Kansas Wesleyan University until the start of World War II...
H. Stuart Euhus (08/08/11)
Dec. 31, 1928-Aug. 5, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Henry Stuart Euhus was born Dec. 31, 1928, at the family farm west of Oberlin, Kansas, to Henry F. G. and Hildegard (Lueders) Euhus. He passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska, at the age of 82...
Jason Allan Cline (08/08/11)
July 1, 1972-Aug. 3, 2011 GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- Jason Allan Cline, 39, died Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2011) at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. He was born July 1, 1972, in Grand Island, the son of Roger and Elizabeth (Peterson) Cline. He grew up in Grand Island graduating from Grand Island Northwest High School with the Class of 1991...
Frederick Leroy Helm (08/08/11)
May 2, 1945-June 2, 2011 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Frederick L. Helm DVM, U.S. Army Colonel retired, died at his home in Hilo, Hawaii. Funeral services are Friday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m., at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola, Nebraska. Inurnment is Aug. 19, 2011, at Punch Bowl Military Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii...
Luella Irene Overmiller (08/05/11)
Jan. 29, 1931-Aug. 3, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Luella Irene Overmiller, 80, died Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2011) at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin, Kansas. She was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Bloomington, Nebraska, to Charles and Myrtle (Hauble) Greening. She was raised on a farm near Bloomington. She attended Naponee, Nebraska High School and college in Kearney...
Faye M. Miller (08/05/11)
Feb. 5, 1921-Aug. 3, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Faye M. Miller, 90, died Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2011) in St. John, Kansas. She was born Feb. 5, 1921, in rural Jennings, Kansas, to Loyal and Emma (Rohan) Griffin. She was raised in the Kanona, Kansas area. She went to Kanona Grade School and Jennings High School...
Robert Collid Salem (08/03/11)
Oct. 2, 1932-Aug. 1, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Robert Collid Salem, 78, died Monday (Aug. 1, 2011) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin, Kansas. He was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Cimmeron, Kansas, to Robert Guy and Zella (Prescott) Salem. He was raised on a farm near Cimmeron. He attended Ensign, Kansas schools, graduating in 1950...
Frank N. Skinner (08/03/11)
April 7, 1939-Aug. 2, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Frank N. Skinner, 72, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. Frank was born April 7, 1939, in Trenton, Nebraska to parents Archie Lothair and Alice L. (Miller) Skinner. He was one of three children born to this union. Frank attended school in Trenton, graduating from Trenton High School in 1957. Following his graduation, Frank served his country in the United States Navy...
Geraldine B. Mintling (08/02/11)
Dec. 16, 1929-July 31, 2011 HAYES COUNTY, Nebraska -- Geraldine Bernice Mintling, long-time Hayes County resident, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. She was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Culbertson, Nebraska, at the home of her grandmother, Mary McMullen. Her parents were Victor John and Silva Vida (McMullen) Fagerstone and she grew up on their farm in southern Hayes County...
Eileen Berniece Forch Bock (08/02/11)
Feb. 4, 1924--July 29, 2011 SARASOTA, Florida -- Eileen Berniece Bock, 87, died Friday (July 29, 2011). She was born in Stratton, Nebraska and spent the first 12 years of her life on a farm in Stratton. She lived in Denver, Colorado, and New Jersey before moving to Florida...
Anetta Faye Knapp (08/01/11)
Aug. 20, 1938-July 28, 2011 NORTON, Kansas -- Anetta Faye Knapp, 72, formerly of Norcatur, Kansas, died Thursday (July 28, 2011) at Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kansas. She was born Aug. 20, 1938, on a farm southwest of Norcatur, Kansas, to Harry W. Smith and Alma L. Rist. She was raised on the farm southwest of Norcatur. She attended country school and graduated from Norcatur Rural High School...
Pamela Jane Mace (08/01/11)
Aug. 18, 1969-July 25, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Pamela Jane Mace, 41, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Pam was born on Aug. 18, 1969, in Denver, Colorado, to Bruce and Karen Mace. She enjoyed writing poetry, music, biking, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Pam had a fondness for children and animals. Her kindness and generosity will be missed by all who knew her...
Jesslyn M. Stubbs (08/01/11)
Dec. 21, 1922-July 29, 2011 CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Jesslyn May (McNeice) Stubbs, 88, died Friday (July 29, 2011) in Cody, Wyoming. She was born Dec. 21, 1922, on the family farm south of Culbertson, Nebraska. She grew up in the Culbertson community and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1941. Following her graduation she moved to Denver, Colorado, where she lived with her brother, Winston McNeice and his family...