Obituaries from April 2012
Cody Fanning WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Cody Fanning, 20, a student and football player for Doane College and who made his home in Wauneta, died Wednesday (April 25, 2012), at Bryan LGH Hospital in Lincoln from an auto accident. Survivors include his parents, Craig and Jo Fanning of Wauneta; brother and sister, Bo and Abbie Fanning, at home in Wauneta; grandparents, Clint and Betty McCallum of Wauneta and Dorothea Fanning of Wauneta; aunts and uncles, DeWayne and Patty Fanning of Wauneta, Vicki and Bill Baker of Palisade, Nebraska, Kelly and Dee McCallum of Wauneta, Carla Herley and husband, Greg of O'Neil, Nebraska, and Shelly Meyer and husband, David, of Hastings, Nebraska.. ...
Maxine Goodenberger July 10, 1917 - April 28, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Maxine Goodenberger, 94, died Saturday (April 28, 2012), at her home at Willow Ridge Senior Living Community. Services will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery...
Douglas Henry Hempler
Douglas Henry Hempler May 10, 1949 - April 24, 2012 BIRD CITY, Kansas -- Douglas Henry Hempler, 62, died Tuesday, (April 24, 2012), at Bird City. He was born May 10, 1949, in St. Francis, Kansas. He was a farmer. Survivors include his sisters, Marsha Batt of Kewaunee, Wisconsin, and Sharon Hempler of Redman, Washington...
Dennis Alfred Page
Dennis Alfred Page April 26, 1926 - April 23, 2012 BIRD CITY, Kansas -- Dennis Alfred Page, 86, died Monday (April 23, 2012) at his residence in Bird City. He was born April 26, 1926, in Bird City. He was a painter/handy man. Survivors include his daughters, Shela Reilley of Aurora, Colorado, and Sherri Cork of Wichita, Kansas, and four grandchildren...
Patrick R. Mortimore
Patrick R. Mortimore April 10, 1934 - April 24, 2012 TORRINGTON, Wyoming -- Patrick R. Mortimore, 78, died Tuesday (April 24, 2012), at his home in Torrington. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the United Methodist Church with Reverend Ora Dailey officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Torrington...
Irene Elizabeth Wilson
Irene Elizabeth Wilson June 21, 1926 - April 21, 2012 LITTLETON, Colorado -- Irene Elizabeth Wilson, 85, of Littleton, Colorado, died April 21, 2012. She was born June 21, 1926, to Fred and Emilia Williamson in Trenton, Nebraska. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1944. She married Harry Wilson Jan. 28, 1945. They moved to Denver, Colorado where they raised their family...
Jess Henry Petsch
Jess Henry Petsch Jan. 6, 1931 - April 23, 2012 HASTINGS, Nebraska -- Jess Henry Petsch was born on Jan. 6, 1931, to Jess and Mable Carmen (Hill) Petsch in Hitchcock County, Nebraska. He departed this world on April 23, 2012 at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare in Hastings, Nebraska at the age of 81 years, three months and 17 days...
Violet Mae Phifer
Violet Mae Phifer BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Mae Phifer, 84, a longtime resident of Benkelman, died Sunday (April 22, 2012), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. Survivors include sons, Jerry and wife, Brenda Sanford of Holdrege, Nebraska, Steve and wife, Ricca Sanford of Lewellen, Nebraska; daughter, Jane and husband, John Ohrman of Benkelman; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren...
Herman H. Hinkle
Herman H. Hinkle Jan. 19, 1932 - April 24, 2012 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Herman H. Hinkle, age 80, went to heaven April 24, 2012, in Lincoln. He was born in Almeria, Nebraska, on Jan. 19, 1932, to the Rev. William and Mary Hinkle. He attended Cozad High School and received Bachelors and Masters degrees from Kearney State College. He served in the U.S. Military from 1953-54, in Germany...
Sharon Wagner March 11, 1943 - April 24, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Sharon Wagner, 69, died Tuesday (April 24, 2012). Funeral services are Friday, April 27, 2012, at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Rev. Mary Hendricks officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 to -- 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Connie Marie Horn
Connie Marie Horn July 23, 1943 - April 18, 2012 ALMENA, Kansas -- Connie Marie Horn, 58, died Wednesday (April 18, 2012), at her home in Almena, Kansas. She was born July 23, 1953, in Atwood, Kansas, to William Robert and Mary Agnes (Schmoker) Steele. ...
Rodney L. Baker
Rodney L. Baker May 15, 1952-Nov. 10, 2011 CHICAGO, Illinois -- Rodney L Baker, age 59, died at Season's Hospice in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 10, 2011. He was born May 15, 1952, to Harold and Margaret (Taul) Baker in McCook, Nebraska. Rod lived on the Baker homestead outside of Stratton, Nebraska and was active in 4-H, once winning a purple ribbon for his angel food cake. ...
Ardis E. Hinshaw
Ardis E. Hinshaw Dec. 7, 1920 - April 21, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Ardis Elizabeth Hinshaw passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Thayer County Hospital in Hebron, Nebraska, at the age of 91. She was born in her parents' home on Dec.7, 1920, at McCook, Nebraska. ...
Robert Lee McNutt
Robert Lee McNutt Nov. 18, 1934 -- April 20, 2012 PALISADE, Nebraska -- Robert Lee was born in rural Hayes County, Nebraska, west of the town of Hayes Center. He was the second child and only son of Nathan Lee and Dorothy Pearl (French) McNutt. He and his older sister, Louise, were joined by three younger sisters, Norma, Doris and Bonnie. ...
Arlene R. Jones
Arlene R. Jones June 21, 1918 - April 17, 2012 KEARNEY, Nebraska -- Arlene R. Jones, of Kearney, age 93, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Mt. Carmel Home in Kearney. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church with Rev. ...
Twila L. Bortner
Twila L. Bortner April 6, 1927 - April 17, 2012 GOTHENBURG, Nebraska -- Twila L. Bortner, 85, of Maywood, Nebraska, died April 17, 2012, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg, Nebraska. She was born April 6, 1927, to Frank Louis and Alda P. (Smith) Ruppert and lived most of her life in the Curtis and Maywood vicinity...
Robert F. Klemm
Robert F. Klemm Jan. 4, 1934 - April 18, 2012 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Robert F. Klemm, 78, of Lake Maloney, longtime North Platte businessman, passed away April 18, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1934, to Fredrick and Delia (Wittchow) Klemm at Kenosha, Wisconsin...
Verda Pauline Ervin
Verda Pauline Ervin March 27, 1913 - Feb. 15, 2012 ROCKLIN, California -- Verda Pauline Ervin was born in Red Willow County, Nebraska, on March 27, 1913 to Elmer and Clara Ervin. She passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2012, in Rocklin, California. Verda was 98 years old...
Dale Krausnick BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Dale Krausnick, 84, died Wednesday (April 18th, 2012), at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of Benkelman; daughters, Diana Krausnick and husband, Anthony Larkin, of Greeley, Colorado, Dwana Roschewski and husband, Keith, of Benkelman and Karen Metzger and husband, John, of Benkelman; sister, Marilyn McCrumb and husband, Alfred, of Wauneta, Nebraska; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Marlene Berniece Wilson
Marlene Berniece Wilson July 31, 1947 - April 19, 2012 GARDEN CITY, Kansas -- Marlene Berniece Wilson, 64, died Tuesday (April 17, 2012), at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. She was born on July 31, 1947, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of William Beck and Bernice Hansen Kaldahl...
Twila L. Bortner
Twila L. Bortner MAYWOOD, Nebraska -- Twila L. Bortner, 85, of Maywood, Nebraska, died April 17, 2012, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services will be at Maywood Christian Church, April 23, 2012, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Heimer officiating.
Interment will follow in the Maywood Cemetery, Maywood, Nebraska.
Stanley Wayne Sellers
Stanley Wayne Sellers Dec. 9, 1933 - April 14, 2012 CURTIS, Nebraska -- Stanley Wayne Sellers, 78, died Saturday (April 14, 2012), at Bryan LGH in Lincoln, Nebraska after a battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 9, 1933, near Wellfleet, Nebraska, to Leo R. ...
Dorothy Bess Jones Ditterline
Dorothy Bess Jones Ditterline Jan. 16, 1930 - April 13, 2012 IRVING, Texas -- Dorothy Bess Jones Ditterline went to be with her two best friends; her Lord and her husband, Bob Ditterline, on Friday, April 13, 2012. She was born in DeSoto, Texas on Jan.16, 1930. Dorothy was a loving wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved being a Methodist minister's wife and enjoyed making a home wherever the Lord took them -- in McCook, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas...
Verl James Williams
Verl James Williams Aug. 15, 1934 - April 14, 2012 TULSA, Oklahoma -- Verl James Williams, 77, passed from this life on April 14, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Verl was born on August 15, 1934, in Lebanon, Nebraska, to Ira Andrew and Matilda Mae (Fisher) Williams. He was the Williams & Associates Real Estate owner and broker...
Linda K. Dethlefsen
Linda K. Dethlefsen April 23, 1956 - April 12, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Linda K. Dethlefsen of McCook passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Community Hospital. She was 55 years old. Linda was born on April 23, 1956 at McCook to Frederick George and LaVerda Arlene (Payne) Karp. She graduated from McCook High School in 1974 and later continued her education at McCook Community College...
Leo Robert Randel
Leo Robert Randel April 14, 2012 - March 15, 2012 MEDFORD, Oregon -- Leo Robert Randel, 80, died Thursday (March 15, 2012), in Medford, Oregon. He was born in McCook, Nebraska on April 14, 1931, to Elmer and Pearl Randel, the youngest of five children. Leo served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1971 retiring as Master Chief Petty Officer. His second career was as an electrician for Public Service Gas and Electric of New Jersey. After retiring he and his wife moved to Brookings, Oregon...
Kenneth W. Carpenter
Kenneth W. Carpenter April 23, 1928 - April 14, 2012 AUSTRALIA -- Kenneth W. Carpenter, 83, died Saturday (April 14, 2012), at Casino, NSW, Australia. He was born April 23, 1928, at Oxford, Nebraska to Kenneth E. and M. Fern (Tower) Carpenter. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1948 and attended the University of Nebraska for one year before returning to Arapahoe to marry Dolores A. Olmsted on Oct. 9, 1949, and continue in the life of agriculture of his family...
Colleen J. Atherton
Colleen J. Atherton March 6, 1927 -April 13, 2012 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Colleen J. Atherton, 85, of Lincoln, died Friday, April 13, 2012. Born March 6, 1927, in Allen Township, Michigan, to Ralph Kenneth and Florabelle (Richardson) Duryea, Colleen was a current member of St. ...
Verneta Belle Werkmeister
Verneta Belle Werkmeister Aug. 24, 1924 - April 14, 2012 CURTIS, Nebraska -- Verneta Belle Werkmeister, 87, of Curtis, Nebraska, died April 14, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Cozad. Verneta Werkmeister was born on Aug. 24, 1924, to Fred and Mollie Kugler, six miles southwest of Wellfleet. She attended Ash Grove country school through the eighth grade. She graduated from NSA High School...
Arrie Anna Bentz
Arrie Anna Bentz IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Arrie Anna Bentz, 89, died Thursday (April 12, 2012), at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home.. Survivors include her son, Rand Levy and wife, Donna, of Champion, Nebraska; daughter, Dorothy McKenzie and husband, Tom, of San Bernardino, California; son-in-law, Bob Jones of Wauneta, Nebraska; four grandchildren and fourgreat-grandchildren...
John Robert Ham
John Robert Ham Oct. 5, 1944 - April 11, 2012 TRENTON, Nebraska -- John Robert Ham, 67, died Wednesday (April 11, 2012), at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton, Nebraska. He was born in Frontier County near Curtis, Nebraska on Oct. 5, 1944, to Robert B. and Charlotte May "Bill" (Mortimore) Ham. John graduated from Curtis High School in 1962. He participated in track...
Linda K. Dethlefsen
Linda K. Dethlefsen April 23, 1956 -April 12, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Linda K. Dethlefsen, 55, died Thursday (April 12, 2012), at Community Hospital In McCook. Services will be Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating...
Warren Davis April 10, 1924 - April 11, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Warren Davis, 88, of Culbertson, died Wednesday (April 11, 2012), at Community Hospital in McCook,. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m., at the Culbertson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Corey Jenkins officiating...
Marcia A (Treinen) Steele
Marcia A (Treinen) Steele Dec. 25, 1962 - April 2, 2012 ORLANDO, Florida -- Marcia A. (Treinen) Steel, 49, died April 2, 2012, after a battle with cancer. She enrolled in the US Navy on Oc. 24, 1984. She retired as Chief Navy Counselor aboard the USS Midway in San Diego California, on Oct.13, 2006, after 21 years of service...
Betty Brown July 18, 1929 - March 26, 2012 IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Betty Joan Brown was born July 18, 1929, to Paul and Opal (Ireland) Eaton in Haxtun, Colorado. Betty attended school in Chase County, graduating from Chase County High School in 1947...
Kathleen 'Kay' Victoria (Lewis) Rauber
Feb. 3, 1913-March 20, 2012 MISSOURI CITY, Texas -- Kathleen "Kay" Victoria (Lewis) Rauber passed from this world peacefully at home with her nephew in Missouri City, Texas, after a short illness on March 20, 2012. Kay was born Feb 3, 1913, to W.W. and Charlotte (Nichols) Lewis in McCook, Nebraska...
Doris Lavonna Premer
Doris Lavonna Premer Oct. 17, 1915 - April 4, 2012 LAKEWOOD, Colorado -- Doris Lavonna Premer, 96, of Lakewood, died April 4. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Mountair Christian Church in Lakewood. One of seven children, Doris Rosier was born in Wilcox, Nebraska, on Oct. ...
Nancy L. Jones
Nancy L. Jones Sept. 25, 1942 - April 6, 2012 SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska -- Nancy L. Jones died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff at the age of 69. She was born on Sept. 25, 1942, at Lebanon, Nebraska, to Floyd and Martha Aller. Her younger years were spent in Lebanon where she graduated high school in 1960. In that same year, Nancy married the love of her life, James Jones. on Nov. 26, 1960. To this union three children were born...
Edla Olson May 14, 1915 - April 8, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Edla (Nelson) Olson, 96, died Sunday (April 8, 2012), at Oberlin. She was born May 14, 1915, to Frans and Mary (Henningson) Nelson in Herndon,Kansas. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1932. She married Alvin Olson on Aug. 18, 1936, in rural Herndon. They farmed in the Midway community, then at Oberlin...
Dennis J. Wurm
Dennis J. Wurm
OBERLIN, Kansas -- Dennis J. Wurm, 71, died Thursday (April 5, 2012) at Oberlin.
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Thomas Gene Nation
Thomas Gene Nation NORTH PLATTE, Nebaska --Thomas Gene Nation, infant son of Robert and Holly (Mohler) Nation, died April 4, 2012, in North Platte, Nebraska. He is survived by his parents Robert and Holly Nation of McCook, Nebraska. Also surviving are siblings Robert, Ryan, Brittanie, Ariana, and Karley...
Ida Marie Nicholson
Ida Marie Nicholson Jan. 1, 1934 - April 4, 2012 LEXINGTON, Nebraska -- Ida Marie Nicholson age 78, died April 4, 2012, at the Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington, Nebraska. Ida was born on Jan. 1, 1934, in Danbury, Nebraska to John and Nellie May (Thomas) Haag. ...
Leon Pinkerton BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Leon Pinkerton,88, died Sunday (April 1, 2012), at his home in Fot Collins, Colorado. Graveside Services will be Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 11:30 a.m.. (MT) at the Benkelman Cemetery with Pastor Brian Fong officiating...
John B. Acton
John B. Acton
Feb. 10, 1929 - April 3, 2012
TRENTON, Nebraska -- John B. Acton, 83, died Tuesday (April 3, 2012), at the El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton.
Services are pending with Herrmann Funeral Home of Trenton.
James E. McConnell
James E. McConnell
May 22, 1921 - April 4, 2012
TRENTON, Nebraska -- James E. McConnell, 90, died today (April 4, 2012), at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton.
Services are pending with Herrmann Funeral Home of Trenton.
Carol M. Borgman
Carol M. Borgman Dec. 4, 1920 - March 20, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Carol M. Borgman, 91, of McCook died March 20, 2012, at Community Hospital. Carol was born to Merle Edgar and Ruth (Daugherty) Masters on Dec. 4, 1920. She graduated from Republican Valley High School in the class of 1938. ...
Ida M. Nicholson
Ida M. Nicholson LEXINGTON, Nebraska -- Ida M. Nicholson, 78, died today (April 4, 2012), at the Tri County Area Hospital in Lexington. Services are tentatively set for Monday, April 9, 2012. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge is in charge of arrangements...
Luella Sloan April 13, 1928 - April 1, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Luella Sloan, 83, died Sunday (April 1, 2012), at Oberlin. She was born April 13, 1928, to Alvin and Lola (Scott) Gaines in Decatur County, Kansas. She was raised on a farm near Dresden, Kansas, and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1946...
Dorothy E. Fjelseth
Dorothy E. Fjelseth
July 22, 1927 - April 2, 2012
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dorothy E. Fjelseth, 84, died Monday (April 2, 2012), at Community Hospital in McCook.
Services are pending at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Merlin D. Pettit
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Funeral services for Merlin D. Pettit will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2012, in Tryon, Nebraska, at the McPherson County High School. Area relatives are his brother, Terry Pettit and wife, Evelyn, of Culbertson, Nebraska.
Beverly Schilz Nov. 13, 1927 - April 1, 2012 DENVER, Colorado -- Beverly Schilz, 84, of Denver, Colorado, passed away on April 1, 2012, peacefully at The Denver Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. Beverly was born in Otis, Colorado on Nov. 13, 1927, the daughter of Lonnie and Mary Casper. As an infant the Casper family moved to McCook, Nebraska, where Beverly grew up and graduated from McCook Senior High School in 1945...
Myrna Barratt Nov. 26, 1940 - March 29, 2012 LAS VEGAS -- Myrna Barratt, 71, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. Born Myrna Allen on Nov. 26, 1940, in McCook, she graduated from McCook High School in 1958. ...
Emma C. Sanford
Emma C. Sanford July 9, 1918 - April 1, 2012 OBERLIN, KANSAS -- Emma C. Sanford, 93, of Oberlin, died Sunday (April 1, 2012), at the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born July 9, 1918, to Daniel and Minnie (Pears) Sanford in Bloomington,Nebraska...