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Obituaries from February 2012

Betty Johnson (02/28/12)
Betty Johnson May 2, 1935 - Feb. 27, 2012 KEARNEY, Nebraska -- Betty K. Johnson, 76 of Kearney, died Monday, Feb.27, 2012, at her residence. Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Kearney. The Revs. Carla Gunn and Marvin Valdois will officiate. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery...
Robert "Bob" E. Berls (02/28/12)
Robert 'Bob" E. Berls Sept. 8, 1940 - Feb. 23, 2012 OBERLIN, Nebraska -- Robert "Bob" E. Berls, 71, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2012), at his residence in Oberlin. He was born Sept. 8, 1940 to albert "Bert" and Rosemary Bruggerman Berls in Selden,Kansas...
Wilma C. Bobinmyer (02/27/12)
Wilma C. Bobinmyer March 23, 1922 - Feb. 25, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Wilma C. Bobinmyer, 89, died Saturday (Feb. 25, 2012), at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born March 23, 1922, in Herndon, Kansas, to Michael J. and Carrie (Sattler) Kleidosty...
Alva L. Shaw (02/27/12)
Alva L. Shaw April 27, 1926 - Feb. 24, 2012 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Alva L. Shaw, 85, a long time resident of Benkelman, died Friday (Feb. 24, 2012), at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. Preceding him in death are his parents; siblings, Oral (Bud), Anna Mary Glover, and Robert (Betts)...
Phyllis Ann (Leach) Wiseman (02/27/12)
Phyllis Ann (Leach) Wiseman March 1, 1947 - Feb. 23, 2012 KEARNEY, Nebraska -- Surrounded by her family and the prayers of many, Phyllis Ann (Leach) Wiseman, 64, of Gibbon, Nebraska, ended her journey on this earth on Feb. 23, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney...
Katharine Ryals Humphreys (02/27/12)
Katharine Ryals Humphreys Aug. 6, 1939 - Feb. 24, 2012 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Katharine Humphreys, 72, died Friday (Feb. 24, 2012), at the Collier Hospice Center in Wheatridge, Colorado. Survivors include her husband, Gaylin of Littleton, Colorado, sons, Scott of Littleton and Todd and wife, Terri of Oceanside, California; sister, Louise of Oceanside, New York; sister-in-laws, Jan Humphreys of Golden, Colorado and Cheryl Cancienne and husband, Milton of Louisiana; brother-in-law, Rob Humphreys of Kearney, Nebraska.. ...
Charles A. Haag (02/23/12)
Charles A. Haag Feb. 6, 1920 - Feb. 22, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas --Charles A. Haag, 92, formerly of the Wilsonville area, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2012), at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin, Kansas. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Oberlin. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Wilsonville. A gathering will be at the Wilsonville Commuity Center following the burial...
Edith Lorraine (Troxell) Persinger (02/27/12)
Edith Lorraine (Troxell) Persinger June 28, 1936 - Feb. 24, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Edith Lorraine (Troxell) Persinger, age 75 of Oberlin, Kansas passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin, Kansas. Edith was born in Culbertson, Nebraska on June 28, 1936, to Homer Ira and Myrtle E. (Barnes) Troxell the youngest of nine children. Edith graduated from McCook High School in 1954...
LeAvis "Lee" Rutt (02/27/12)
LeAvis 'Lee' Rutt June 27, 1929 - Fe. 25, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- LeAvis "Lee" Rutt passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 82 years old. Lee was born on June 27, 1929, to Charles and Edith (Shepherd) Koler in McCook. She and her older sister, Rae Ellen, were raised there, where she graduated from high school in 1947...
Robert "Bob" E. Berls (02/24/12)
Robert "Bob" E. Berls Sept. 8, 1940 - Feb. 23, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Robert "Bob" E. Berls, 71, of Oberlin, Kansas, died Thursday,(Feb. 23, 2012), in Oberlin. He was born Sept. 8, 1940 in Selden,Kansas. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home...
Luella McConville (02/23/12)
Luella McConville Aug. 8, 1922 -Feb. 23, 2012 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Luella McConville, age 89, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born Aug 8, 1922, to John and Emma Reiners. She graduated from Red Willow High School and taught school in Red Willow County for five years prior to her marriage to Richard McConville on March 4, 1946...
Patricia 'Pat' Jean Cook (02/24/12)
Patricia 'Pat' Jean Cook Nov. 29, 1928 - Feb. 23, 2012 ST. FRANCIS. Kansas -- Patricia "Pat" Jean Cook, 83, of St. Francis, Kansas, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2012), at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. She was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois...
Verle D. Francis (02/23/12)
Verle D. Francis Oct. 3, 1921 - Feb. 23, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Verle D. Francis, 90, died today (Feb. 23, 2012), at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 3, 1921, in Dundy County, Nebraska to the late Claude and Vera (Harrison) Francis. He graduated from high school in Webster County in Red Cloud, Nebraska...
Marion 'Howard' Roth (02/23/12)
Marion 'Howard' Roth July 4, 1922 - Feb. 22, 2012 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Howard Roth of Indianola, Nebraska, died Feb. 22, 2012, at his home at the age of 89. He was born July 4, 1922, near Deweese, Nebraska to Alfred Harvey and Rachel Mina "Jane" (Hannum) Roth. The family moved to Frontier County in 1932. He graduated from Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis in 1939...
Raymond 'Ray' L. Lebsack (02/22/12)
Raymond 'Ray' L. Lebsack Dec. 18, 1940 - Feb. 18, 2012 GREENACRES, Washington -- Raymond "Ray" L. Lebsack, age 71, passed away Feb. 18, 2012, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Greenacres. He was born Dec. 18, 1940, in McCook, Nebraska, to Raymond and Helen (Downs) Lebsack. ...
Kelvin Roger Skiles (02/22/12)
Kelvin Roger Skiles Sept. 3, 1936- Feb. 17, 2012 CASPER, Wyoming -- Kelvin Roger Skiles, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away on Feb. 17, 2012, in Yuma, Arizona following an illness. He was born to Lewis and Merle (Hahn) Skiles on Oct. 3, 1936, in Wilsonville, Nebraska. ...
Kevin Lee Radel (02/22/12)
Kevin Lee Radel Jan. 14, 1966 - Feb. 17, 2012 AURORA, Colorado -- Kevin Lee Radel, 46, of Aurora, Colorado, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Julesburg, Colorado. Visitation will be from noon to 6 pm Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Austin-Tennant Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the United Methodist Church in Julesburg with Pastor Joy Savage and Pastor Art Roth officiating. Interment will follow at the Ovid Cemetery in Ovid, Colo...
Ann Marie Coulter (02/22/12)
Ann Marie Coulter March 30, 1927 - Feb. 20, 2012 HOXIE, Kansas -- Ann Marie Coulter, 84, died Feb. 20, 2012, at Sheridan County Health Complex in Hoxie, Kansas. She was born March 30, 1927, to August and and Anna (Hanson) Berndt. She married Elvis Coulter on Feb. 2, 1947 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hoxie...
Larry Forch (02/20/12)
Larry K. Forch Jr. Sept. 17, 1964 - Feb. 19, 2012 BENKELMAN, Nebraska --Larry K. Forch Jr. of Benkelman, Nebraska, died Feb. 19, 2012, at his home in Benkelman at the age of 47. He was born Sept. 17, 1964, at Stratton, Nebraska, to Larry K. and Charlene A. (Yingling) Forch and attended school at Stratton Public Schools. He was a member of the Stratton High School graduating class of 1982...
Irene Josephine Bermel (02/20/12)
Irene Josephine Bermel Feb. 25, 1922 - Feb. 17, 2012 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Irene Josephine Bermel, age 89, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Irene Josephine Kudera was born, Feb. 25, 1922, in Clarkson, Nebraska to Joseph and Josephine Kudera. ...
Arthur 'Art' Alegria (02/20/12)
Arthur 'Art' Alegria Aug. 16, 1936 - Feb. 15, 2012 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Arthur 'Art' Alegria, 75, of North Platte, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Premier Estates in North Platte. Art was born on Aug. 16, 1936, to Rodriguez and Rita Alegria at Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in Mexico and came to the United States at the age of 14 as a migrant worker. He ended up in North Platte working for the Union Pacific Railroad in Maintenance of Way...
Harry M. Petsch (02/17/12)
Harry M. Petsch June 21, 1924 - Feb. 16, 2012 PALISADE, Nebraska -- Milton Petsch was born June 21, 1924 in Hayes County to Guy F. and Jessie (Crosson) Petsch, and passed away Feb. 16, 2012, at the age of 87. At a young age the family moved to Crosson Homestead south of Wauneta where Harry attended school in a one room school house in Dundy County...
Luella (Rains) Reutzel (02/17/12)
Luella (Rains) Reutzel WESTMINSTER, Colorado -- Luella (Rains) Reutzel died Feb.9, 2012, in Westminster, Colorado. She was born in Naponee, Nebraska, in 1923 and graduated from Stratton High School in 1941. She married Paul Reutzel in 1945. They had four children, Paula, Kayleen, Jack and Kristi...
Neva Weatherwax Brown (02/17/12)
Neva Weatherwax Brown April, 27, 1912 - Jan. 26, 2012 RAND, Colorado --Neva Weatherwax Brown passed away on Jan. 26, 2012. Born to Frank and Vena Weatherwax on April 27, 1912, in Lebanon, Nebraska, Neva was the last surviving of their five children, Glen, Dean, Byron and Lena...
Roberta Blankenship (02/16/12)
Roberta Blankenship March 6, 1938 - Feb. 16, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Roberta Blankenship, 73, orginally from Benkelman, Nebraska, died today (Feb. 16, 2012) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.
Rev. Philip A. Kline (02/15/12)
Rev. Philip A. Kline WAUNETA, Nebraska -- The Rev. Philip A. Kline, 69, died Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2012), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. He was the pastor of the Southwest Holiness Church of Wauneta Survivors include his wife, Carol Kline of Stratton, Nebraska; sons, Kenneth Kline and wife, Sherri, of Wauneta, Michael Kline and wife, Naomi, of Cincinnati, Ohio, David Kline of Loveland, Ohio; daughters, Andrea Biberstein and husband, Dean, of Stratton, Maria Mosemann and husband, Atlee, of Stratton; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.. ...
Dyle D. Fritsche (02/16/12)
Dyle D. Fritsche Feb. 26, 1925 - Feb. 14, 2012 MAYWOOD, Nebraska -- Dyle D. Fritsche, 86, of Maywood, Nebraska, died Feb. 14, 2012, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center, North Platte, Nebraska. 

He was born Feb. 26, 1925, at home near Quick, Nebraska, son of William and Charlotte (Easton) Fritsche.

Dyle married Gertrude Jean Vaughn on Sept. 9, 1944, at Oberlin, Kansas; to this union nine children were born...
Earnest E. Huff (02/15/12)
Earnest E. Huff Nov. 13, 1932 - Feb. 14, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Earnest E. Huff, 79, died Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2012), at McCook, Nebraska. He was born Nov. 13, 1932 in Norcatur, Kansas. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home.
Elmer Zeller (02/15/12)
Elmer Zeller BARTLEY, Nebraska -- Elmer Zeller, 86, died today (Feb. 15, 2012) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Services are pending with Lockenour Jones Mortuary.
James R. Marshall (02/15/12)
James R. Marshall July 9, 1934 - Feb. 14, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- James R. Marshall, 77, died Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2012), at Community Hospital in McCook. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home
Corinne Margaret (Brainerd) Hoskins (02/15/12)
Corinne Margaret (Brainerd) Hoskins Jan. 31, 1912-Feb. 12, 2012 GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- Corinne Margaret (Brainerd) Hoskins, 100, of Grand Island, passed away Feb. 12, 2012, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island. Celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Dan Naranjo will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in the Russell, Kansas Cemetery...
Ona E. Edmonds (02/14/12)
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Ona E. Edmonds, 98, died Monday (Feb. 13, 2012), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. Services are pending and will be announced by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Raoma Jean (Purvis) Johnson (02/14/12)
Raoma Jean (Purvis) Johnson July 19, 1933-Feb. 11, 2012 BIRD CITY, Kansas -- Raoma Jean (Purvis) Johnson, 78, died Saturday (Feb. 11, 2012), at the Good Samaritan Society in Atwood, Kansas. She was born July 19, 1933, at Atwood, Kansas. She was a homemaker...
Ruth Marie Bellamy (02/14/12)
Ruth Marie Bellamy March 23, 1915-Feb. 8, 2012 LOVELAND, Colorado -- Ruth Marie Bellamy went to be with the Lord on Feb. 8, 2012, passing away peacefully in her home in Loveland, Colorado, at the age of 96. She was born March 23, 1915, in a farmhouse about three miles south of Bertrand, Nebraska to Harry and Mary (Krubak) Slater. ...
Koda H. Reiman (02/14/12)
Koda H. Reiman May 17, 1928-Feb. 12, 2012 STRATTON, Nebraska -- Koda H. Reiman, 83, died Sunday (Feb. 12, 2012). at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman, Nebraska. She was born May 17, 1928, in Stratton, Nebraska the daughter of Herbert and Janet (Morris) Williamson. She grew up on a farm south of Stratton and attended Stratton High School completing the 10th grade...
Iola M. Berger (02/14/12)
Iola M. Berger Aug. 27, 1917-Feb. 13, 2012 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Iola M. Berger passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 94. She was born Aug, 27, 1917, in Hitchcock County, Nebraska, the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Makings) Owens. She grew up in Hitchcock County and graduated from Cornell rural school...
Donna B. Smith (02/13/12)
Donna B. Smith Jan. 4, 1931 - Feb, 7, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Donna Belle Smith went peacefully to Heaven, Tuesday, Feb.7, 2012, from Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 81. She was born Jan. 4, 1931, in St. Francis,Kansas, to Orion L. ...
Velma Ruth Smith (02/13/12)
Velma Ruth Smith July 2, 1925 - Feb. 12, 2012 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Velma Ruth Smith, 86, of Arapahoe, died Sunday (Feb. 12, 2012), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born July 2, 1925 at Oxford, Nebraska to Oscar and Bessie M. (Shield) Eman. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1942 at 16 years old. ...
Iola M. Berger (02/13/12)
Iola M. Berger Aug. 27, 1917 - Feb. 13, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Iola M. Berger, 94, died Monday (Feb. 13, 2012), at McCook Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1917. Services will be announced by Herrmann Funeral Home.
Koda H. Reiman (02/13/12)
STRATTON, Nebraska -- Koda H. Reiman, 83, orginally of Stratton, died Sunday (Feb. 12, 2012), at the Sarah  Ann Hester Home in Benkelman. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.
Sarah A. Myers (02/13/12)
Sarah A. Myers Feb. 1, 1924 - Feb. 11, 2012 GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska --Sarah A. Myers, 88, of Cairo, Nebraska, died Saturday, Febr. 11, 2012, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island,. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m.Tuesday at the Cairo United Methodist Church in Cairo. The Rev. Melanie Adams will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery...
Donna B. Smith (02/10/12)
Donna B. Smith Jan. 4, 19 31 - Feb. 7, 2012 LINCOLN, Nebraska --Donna Belle Smth, 81, died Tuesday ( Feb. 7, 2012), at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. She was born Jan. 4, 1931, to Orion L. and Chloe M. (McKay) Deardoff in St. Francis, Kansas...
Wanda Elaine Bald (02/08/12)
Wanda Elaine Bald March 8, 1920 -- Feb. 8, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Wanda Elaine Bald, 91, died at Hillcrest Nursing Home Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Dennis Ray Schrock (02/09/12)
Dennis Ray Schrock Feb. 11, 1953 - Feb. 5, 2012 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Dennis Ray Schrock, 58, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, formerly of Edison, Nebraska died Sunday (Feb. 5, 2012), at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Missouri. He was born Feb. 11, 1953, at Denver, Colorado to Maurice R. and Sharlene J. (Garrett) Schrock...
Don J. Antrobus (02/09/12)
Don J. Antrobus June 7, 1914 - Feb. 8, 2012 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Don J. Antrobus, 97, died Wednesday (Feb.8, 2012) at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center, in Arapahoe. He was born on June 7, 1914, at Norton, Kansas to Ora D. and Lulu E. (West) Antrobus...
Richard Ulmer (02/08/12)
Richard Ulmer Feb.11, 1968 -- Feb. 8, 2012 McCOOK, Nebaska -- Richard Ulmer, 44 died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Retta B. Berger (02/06/12)
Retta B. Berger Jan. 8, 1929 - Feb. 5, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Retta B. Berger died Sunday (Feb. 5, 2012) in Alma. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
David S. Johnson (02/07/12)
David Johnson March 24, 1957 - Nov. 14, 2011 HAYES COUNTY, Nebraska -- David S. Johnson, formerly of Hayes County, died Nov. 14, 2011, in Loveland, Colorado. A graveside commitment service will be 2 p.m., MT/3 p.m. CT, Saturday, Feb. 11 at Hamlet's Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Hayes County...
Teagan Michael Gish (02/07/12)
Teagan Michael Gish NORTON, Kansas -- Teagan Michael Gish, infant son of Timothy Gish and Desirae Shields, was born and died Jan. 31, 2012, at the Norton County Hospital, Norton, Kansas. He is survived by his Mother, Desirae Shields of Oberlin, Kansas; father, Tim Gish of Oberlin; maternal grandparents, Charlene and Daren Agan and Curtis and Chris Walston, all of Oberlin; paternal grandparents, Lonnie Gish and Kelly Black, both of Oberlin; maternal great-grandparents, Catherine and Varlen Neal, Eleanor Boyle, Dennis and Daxlene Agan and Doris Fringer all of Oberlin; paternal great- grandparents, Steve and Charlene Harris of Denver, Colorado and other relatives.. ...
Rod McMinn (02/03/12)
Rod McMinn WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Rod McMinn, 51, died Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2012), from a work related accident in Wauneta. Survivors include his wife, Patsy of Wauneta; sons, Chris Baker of North Platte, Nebraska, Jeremy Baker and Justin Baker, both of Wauneta, Kyle (McMinn) Baker and wife, Raelyn, of Wauneta; parents, Clark and Donna McMinn of Hamlet, Nebraska, Phyllis and Carl Osthoff, of Athol, Kansas; brothers, Dan McMinn and wife, Janice of Kearney, Nebraska, Ben McMinn of Hamlet, Nebraska, Kent McMinn and wife, Onista, of Hamlet, Carl Osthoff of Stockton, Kansas; sisters, Rebecca Weldon of Arvada, Colorado, Kathleen Boden and husband, John, of Smith Center, Kansas, Kristine Osthoff of Wichita, Kansas, Kayln Ritter and husband, Paul, of Colby, Kansas and seven grandchildren. ...
Dorothy L. Blume (02/02/12)
Dorothy L. Blume Oct. 17. 1938 - Feb. 1, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dorothy L. Blume, age 73, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Dorothy was born to Benjamin F. and Ruth E. (Pond) Sprinkle at Spencer, Nebraska on Oct. 17, 1938...
Rex E. Morell (02/02/12)
Rex E. Morell March 10, 1928 - Feb. 1, 2012 Rex Edward Morell died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 83. He was born March 10, 1928, at Sharon Springs, Kansas, the son of the late Edgar and Emma Elizabeth (Hooper) Morell...
Michael Alan Morgan, Jr. (02/02/12)
Michael Alan Morgan, Jr. June 3, 1977 - Jan. 31, 2012 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Michael Alan Morgan Jr. died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Red Willow County, Nebraska, at the age of 34. He was born June 3, 1977, in McCook, Nebraska, the son of Michael and Jill (Haag) Morgan...
Vlasta 'Viola' Pritchett (02/01/12)
Vlasta 'Viola' Pritchett June 28, 1928 - Jan. 31, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska - Vlasta "Viola" Pritchett of McCook passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Community Hospital. She was 83 years old. Viola was born on June 28, 1928, in Stratton, Nebraska, to Samuel Clayton and Eva Mae (Parrott) Cobb. She attended McCook Public Schools...
Maurice Eugene Kaiser (02/01/12)
Maurice Eugene Kaiser June 2, 1929 -- January 24, 2012 DENVER, Colorado --Maurice was born at home on the family farm north of Herndon Kansas. He graduated from Herndon High school in 1947 and attended McCook Junior College prior to acceptance into Officer's Candidate School...