Obituaries from September 2011
Gerald D. Gilliland
Sept. 11, 1930-Sept. 30, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Gerald D. Gilliland, 81, died Friday (Sept. 30, 2011), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Frontier County near Stockville, Nebraska, to Roy and Lenna (Hinton) Gilliland. He graduated frorn the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in 1948...
Dennis M. Green
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dennis M. Green, 67, died Thursday (Sept. 29,2011) at Community Hospital.
Services are pending.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.
Obituary Betty M. Decker Dec. 24, 1930 - Sept. 28, 2011 BERTRAND, Nebraska --Betty Maxine Decker, 80 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at the Bertrand Nursing Home in Bertrand, Nebraska. Betty was born Dec. 24, 1930, at Cambridge, Nebraska, the youngest of ten children born to Frank and Ida (Rheinheimer) Cady. She received her education at McCook, Nebraska, graduating from McCook High School with the class of 1948...
David John Sowers Feb. 4, 1955 - Sept. 27, 2011 ST. FRANCIS, Kansas --David John Bowers, 56, died Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2011), at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado. He was born Feb. 4, 1955, in Oakley, Kansas. He was a farmer/rancher. He was preceded in death by his sister, Audrey Marene Sowers...
Donald K. Paulson
CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Donald K. Paulson, 76, died Monday (Sept. 26, 2011), at his home in Culbertson.
Services will be announced by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn Kay Roschewski Anderson
Dec. 25, 2011 - Sept. 26, 2011 WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Carolyn Kay Roschewski Anderson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2011 and passed away at home on Sept. 26, 2011, at the age of 71. Carolyn was born on Dec. 25, 1939, at Imperial, Nebraska to William J. and Hilda M. (Fortkamp) Roschewski. Carolyn spent her entire life in the Wauneta community...
Douglas R. Kohn
Feb. 19, 1936 - Sept. 27, 2011 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Douglas R. Kohn, 75, died Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2011), at McCook, Nebraska. He was born Feb. 19, 1936 at Holdrege, Nebraska to Oris and Louise (Clawson) Kohn. He graduated from Beaver City High School with the Class of 1953. He served in the Air Force as a policeman from 1958 until 1961. Following discharge he returned back to Beaver City where he was an "over-the-road" truck driver...
Sharon L. Sitzman
Sharon L. Sitzman CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Sharon L. Sitzman, 72, died Sunday (Sept. 25, 2011), at Community Hospital in McCook. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Culbertson with the Rev. Corey Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Culbertson Cemetery...
Marion Christina Estergard Carter Gilbert
Marion Christina Estergard Carter Gilbert March 11, 1924 - Sept 22,, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska --Marion Christina Estergard-Carter-Gilbert passed away Sept. 22, 2011 at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska at the age of 87. She was born March 11, 1924 in Cambridge, Nebraska to Lizzie (Petersen) and Anton Estergard. As a young woman, Marion taught school in a one-room rural Nebraka schoolhouse...
Evelyn Richards Feb. 2, 1918 - Sept 25, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Evelyn (Kincaid) Richards. age 93. passed away at McCook Community Hospital on Sunday Sept. 25, 2011. She was born on Feb. 2, 1918, in Danbury, Nebraska, the daughter of Grant and Hattie (Weatherwax) Kincaid. ...
Elsie P. Gustafson
Elsie P. Gustafson Feb. 19, 1913 - Sept. 23, 2011 HOLDREGE, Nebraska -- Elsie Pearl Gustafson, 98, of (formerly of Axtell, Nebraska) died Friday, (Sept. 23, 2011) at Holdrege Memorial Homes. She was born Feb. 19, 1913, at Orleans, Nebraska, to Arthur Stanley and Julia Myrtle (Miller) Phelps. She attended school in Orleans and graduated from the Orleans High School with the class of 1931...
Michael J. Scott
HAYES CENTER, Nebraska --Michael J. Scott, 50, of Hayes Center ,died Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2011) at his rural Hayes Center home. Memorial services are Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with the Rev. Luke Wolford officiating. Inurnment will follow at Hayes Center Cemetery in Hayes Center...
David Alan Degener
April 8, 1959 - Sept. 15, 2011 RIVERTON, Wyoming -- David Alan Degener, the son of Madge J. (White) and Robert Degener, was born May 8, 1959 at Red Cloud, Nebraska. He departed this life unexpectedly at his home in Riverton, Nebraska, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at the age of 52 years, 4 months and 7 days...
Carla Ann McKillip death
Carla Ann McKillip Dec. 24, 1968-Sept. 20, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Carla McKillip, youngest child of Lamoine and Betty McKillip, died at Hillcrest Nursing Care Center in McCook on September 20, 2011 at the age of 42. She was born Christmas Eve in 1968 at St. Catherine's Hospital in McCook, Nebraska...
Anthony P. 'Tony' Meguire
Aug. 26, 1974 - Sept. 18, 2011 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Anthony Paul (Tony) Meguire died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the St. Elizabeth's Hospital Burn Center in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 37. He was born August 26, 1974, at Watertown, South Dakota, the son of David and Shawna (Janousek) Meguire. Tony grew up in Hitchcock County, Nebraska until the age of 12 when the family moved to Evergreen, Colorado where he graduated from Evergreen Senior High School in 1993...
Urla 'June' Beamgard
June 24, 1927 - Sept. 16, 2011 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Urla "June" Beamgard, 84, died Friday (Sept, 16, 2011), at the Good Samaritan Society in Atwood, Kansas. She was born June 24, 1927, on a farm near McDonald, Kansas to Earl and Jessie Argabright. ...
Marcia Mae (Tiller) Bartels
July 21, 1937 - Sept. 6, 2011 LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- Marcia Mae Bartels (Tiller), 74, died Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2011), in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She was born in McCook, Nebraska to Bill and Myrtle Tiller on July 21, 1937...
Wilma Fern Mishler
April 3, 1920-Sept. 19, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Wilma Fern Mishler, 91, formerly of Holbrook, Nebraska, died today (Sept. 19, 2011), at the Cambridge Manor, in Cambridge, Nebraska She was born April 3, 1920, south of Holbrook, Nebraska to Albert "Jig" and Addie (Lankston) Robeson. She grew up on a farm south of Holbrook, Nebraska. She attended school in District 71 in Furnas County, and graduated from Holbrook High School in 1938. In September of 1938 she started her teaching career...
Mildred Margaret Miller
Mildred Margaret Miller Oct. 29, 1913-Sept. 18, 2011 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Mildred Margaret Miller passed away on Sunday Sept. 18, 2011, at the El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton, Nebraska at the age of 97. She was born Oct. 29. 1913, at Vona, Colorado, the daughter of the late John and Nettie Mae (Stover) Warrick...
Helen 'Delores' Roney
July 15, 1942-Sept. 18, 2011 STRATTON, Nebraska -- Helen "Delores" Roney, age 69, of Stratton, Nebraska, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the Sarah Ann Hester Home in Benkelman, Nebraska. Delores was born July 15, 1942, in Benkelman to parents Wesley "Bud" and Helen Bunning. Delores attended Benkelman High School...
David Wayne Jordan
July 11, 1929-Sept. 16, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- David Wayne Jordan, age 82, of McCook, Nebraska passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Kearney, Nebraska. David was born July 11, 1929, in Bedis, Texas to James Hall and Natie Irene (Tucker) Jordan. David was the youngest of eight children...
Raymond L. Johnson
April 18, 1927- Sept. 13, 2011 MCDONALD, Kansas -- Raymond L. Johnson, 84, died in his home in McDonald, Kansas on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. He was born to Dorsey T. and Ida Ruth (Joseph) Johnson on April 18, 1927 in McDonald. He attended country schools and graduated from McDonald Rural High School...
Norma J. Harvey
Feb. 25, 1938-Sept. 12, 2011 RANSOM CANYON, Texas -- Norma J. Harvey, 73, of Ransom Canyon, formerly of Kearney, Nebraska, died Monday (Sept. 12, 2011), at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Buffalo County near Kearney, Nebraska, to Jacob and Jessie (Lawson) Shafer. She grew up and attended school in Kearney...
Elmer Lee Solko
Oct. 19, 1931-Sept. 13, 2011 LOWELL, Arkansas -- Elmer Lee Solko, 79, of Lowell, Arkansas, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springdale, Arkansas. He was born Oct. 19, 1931, at the family home in Rawlins County, Kansas, to Wendell and Katherine Scheichler Solko...
Susan G. Tyler
Feb. 2, 1942-Aug. 25, 2011 CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wisconsin -- Susan G. Tyler, 69, formerly of Nebraska, died Aug. 25, 2011 at Comforts of Home in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. She was born Feb. 2, 1942, in Danville, Illinois to Doris (Ames) and Alfred Tyler. She was raised in Chippewa Falls, where she attended Chestnut Grade School and graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1960...
Annette Wood Trimble
Nov. 3, 1914-Sept. 3, 2011 ORD, Nebraska -- Annette Trimble, 96, of Ord, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Valley View Living Center in Ord. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.15, 2011, at Grandview Assisted and Independent Living Center. ...
Nov. 29, 1935-Sept 9, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Charlotte Bowen, 75, died Friday (Sept. 9, 2011), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin, Kansas. She was born Nov. 29, 1935, at Watertown, South Dakota, to Charles and Angeline (Oestreich) Schmidt. She attended schools in Watertown and graduated from high school there...
John 'Jack' F. Rogers
May 22, 1932-Sept. 11, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- John "Jack" F. Rogers passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was 79 years old. Jack was born on May 22, 1932, in McCook to Clarence Abner and Clara Orena (Tillery) Rogers. He graduated from McCook High School in 1950. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism...
Wayne Lee Schurr
Oct. 30, 1972-Sept. 8, 2011 MAYWOOD, Nebraska -- Wayne Lee Schurr, 38, of Maywood, Nebraska, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident west of Maywood...
Geraldine F. Golbek
Oct. 26, 1942-Sept. 8, 2011 NORTON COUNTY, Kansas -- Geraldine Fay Golbek, 68, died Thursday (Sept. 8, 2011), at her home in Norton County, Kansas. She was born Oct. 26, 1942, at McCook, Nebraska, to Gerald and Lela (Brown) Ruby. She attended the schools in Danbury, Nebraska...
Rodney Lewis Partch
June 13, 1922-Sept. 8, 2011 BIRD CITY, Kansas -- Rodney Lewis Partch, 90, died Thursday (Sept. 8, 2011), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Nebraska. He was born June 13, 1921, in Bird City, Kansas. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Bette" (Petersen) Partch in 2009...
John R. Gage
Sept. 19, 1963-Sept. 6, 2011 OMAHA, Nebraska -- John R. Gage, 47, of Omaha formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Omaha. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday at First United Methodist Church in Kearney. The Revs. Gary Main and Carla Gunn will officiate. A time to visit with family will be 2-4 p.m., Sunday at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Inurnment will be in the columbarium at the Kearney Cemetery...
Johnny Charles Sis
Oct. 29, 1929-Sept. 6, 2011
INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Johnny Charles Sis, 81, was called home to meet his Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 from the Golden Living Center-Lakeview at Grand Island, Nebraska. He was formerly from Indianola, Nebraska.
Johnny was born on Oct. 29, 1929, to Mary Rose (Sterba) and Anton Method Sis in Rawlins County, Kansas, south of Stratton, Nebraska. He grew up in the Stratton, Nebraska/Atwood, Kansas, area on the farm there. On May 19, 1945, he graduated at Atwood, Kansas, from the Rawlins County Public School.
Madeline June Coburn
June 23, 1929-Sept. 5, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Madeline June Coburn, 82, passed away Sept. 5, 2011, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska. She was born June 23, 1929, in Culbertson, Nebraska, to John and Lillian (Ross) Hein. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1947...
Faye A. Pennington
Nov. 11, 1922-Sept. 3, 2011 APPLE VALLEY, Minnesota -- Faye A. Pennington, 88, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2011). She was born Nov. 11, 1922, at Lebanon, Nebraska, to Carl and Leah Waterman. She was raised in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1940...
Terry D. Young
Sept. 22, 1953-Sept. 3, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Terry D. Young, age 57, of Cambridge, died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. He was born in McCook, Nebraska on Sept. 22, 1953 to Warren and Helen (Dyke) Young. Terry went to school in Indianola and graduated from Republican Valley High School in 1973. He continued his education attending Northwest Kansas School of Technology in Goodland, Kansas, studying communications. He graduated in 1975...
Barbara Ann Frisch
Nov. 30, 1944- Sept. 3, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Barbara Ann Frisch, age 66, of McCook, Nebraska passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Community Hospital in McCook. Barbara was born Nov. 30, 1944, in O'Neill, Nebraska to Sam and Clara (Grothe) Banks. She was one of six children...
Stanley Lee 'Ole' Ohlson
Sept. 1, 1929-Sept. 4, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Stanley Lee "Ole" Ohlson died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska at the age of 82. He was born Sept. 1, 1929, in Bartley, Nebraska, the son of the late Carl and Lillian (Bede) Ohlson. Stan grew up in Bartley where he attended Bartley High School...
Janice Doreen Paxton Avary
June 15, 1955-Sept. 2, 2011 MINDEN, Nebraska -- Janice Doreen Paxton Avary, 56, of Minden Nebraska, departed this life at home Sept. 2, 2011, after a six-year battle with cancer. She was born on June 15, 1955, to Donald and Eunice (Wendland) Paxton in McCook, Nebraska. She grew up in Holbrook, Nebraska with her three brothers and one sister and attended Holbrook Public School where she graduated in 1973...
Avery William Winters
Dec. 25, 1919-Aug. 31, 2011 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Avery William Winters passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was 91 years old. Avery was born on Dec. 25, 1919, at Bartley, Nebraska to William James and Della Mae (Nokes) Winters. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1937. On March 5, 1941, he entered the US Army and served as Technical Sergeant for the 204th Quartermaster Battalion. He was honorably discharged on May 18, 1945...
Nora Luella (Graham) Slusher
Oct. 14, 1915-Aug. 30, 2011 FORSYTH, Missouri -- Nora Luella (Graham) Slusher peacefully passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at her home in Forsyth, Missouri. Nora was born Oct. 14, 1915, in Danbury, Nebraska, to Fred and Hazel Graham. She attended school in Danbury and Business School in Denver, Colorado...
Barbara Jo (Kollmorgen) Horner
Sept. 30, 1946-Aug. 28, 2011 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Barbara Jo (Kollmorgen) Horner was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Martin and Clara (Porter) Kollmorgen. Barb left this earth, and her beloved family and friends, on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska...