Obituaries from May 2012
Carl E. Johnson
Carl E. Johnson CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Carl E. Johnson, 78, of Cambridge, died Wednesday (May 30, 2012), at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Services will be Monday, June 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. at The Trinity United Methodist Church in Cambridge with the Rev. Sherry Sklenar officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery of Cambridge...
Evelyn Wagner April 6, 1935 - May 26, 2012 AKRON, Ohio -- Evelyn Wagner, 77, of Akron, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Memorial service was Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. ...
Douglas L. Miller
Douglas L. Miller Nov. 11, 1960 - May 16, 2012 TUCSON, Arizona -- Douglas L. Miller, 51, died Wednesday (May 16, 2012), in Tucson, Arizona. He was born Nov. 11, 1960, at St. Catherine's Hospital in McCook, Nebraska, the only son of Roger T. and Wanda M. (Wright) Miller, who lived in the Marion community...
Eileen Marie Wane
Eileen Marie Wane Feb 26, 1928 -- May 29, 2012 OMAHA, Nebraska -- Eileen Marie Wane, 84, died Tuesday (May 29, 2012), at Brookestone Village in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born Feb. 26, 1928 on a farm in Indianola, Nebraska, to Thomas McConville and Elizabeth (Lillian) Colling McConville...
Amber Dawn Husted
Amber Dawn Husted McCOOK,Nebraska -- Amber Dawn Husted, 28, died Tuesday (May 29, 2012), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Friday, June 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook, Nebraska with the Rev. Gary Brethour officiating...
Neva M. Longsine
Neva M. Longsine LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Neva M. Longsine was born March 18, 1918, in Hendley, Nebraska to Robert and Louise (Kirste) Martin. She was raised in Furnas County and graduated in 1935 from Hendley High School. She was married to Floyd W. Longsine on April 9, 1938. ...
Mark Leon Forgue
Mark Leon Forgue Jan. 3, 1952 - May 24, 2012 HOUSTON, Texas -- Mark Leon Forgue was born Jan. 3, 1952, to Medis "Cricket" and Mary Virginia (Schaaf) Forgue in McCook, Nebraska. He died May 24, 2012, in Houston, Texas, while undergoing treatment for cancer. ...
Colleen Dame IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Colleen Dame, 94, died Jan. 16, 2012, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home, Imperial. Graveside inurnment services will be Saturday, June 2, 2012, 10 a.m. (CT) at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton, Nebraska, with the Rev. Bonnie McCord officiating...
Walter H. Zapp
Walter H. Zapp Aug. 11, 1925 - May 27, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Walter Zapp passed away Sunday (May 27, 2012), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska, at the age of 86. He was born Aug. 11, 1925, at Culbertson, Nebraska, the son of the late Gustav and Hermine (Schehr) Zapp. Walt grew up at Culbertson, where he graduated from District 6 rural school north of Culbertson. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1942. He began his farming career on the family farm...
Mark Forgue Jan. 3, 1952 - May 24, 2012 HOUSTON, Texas -- Mark Forgue, 60, died Thursday (May 24, 2012), in Houston, Texas at the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Services are pending. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
OBERLIN, Kansas -- Chris Kuhlman, 43, died Monday (May 21, 2012), at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Leah Rose Welborn Warner
Leah Rose Welborn Warner A memorial service celebrating the life of Leah Rose Welborn Warner will be 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church with inurnment to follow at the Lebanon Cemetery. Mrs. Warner passed away on her 96th birthday Aug. ...
OBERLIN, Kansas -- Donna Masoner, 57, died Monday (May 21, 2012) at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Terrin Barnard KEARNEY, Nebraska -- Terrin Barnard, 28, died Monday (May 21, 2012), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Survivors include grandparents, Doug and Shari Barnard, of Lamar, Nebraska and Elaine Leatherman of Moundridge, Kansas; parents, Todd and Teresa Barnard of Wauneta, Nebraska; brother, Kevin Barnard of Imperial, Nebraska and numerous aunts and uncles...
Karla L. Herrmann
Karla L. Herrmann March 7, 1940 - May 21, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Karla Luwan Herrmann entered her heavenly home on Monday, May 21, 2012, after a brief stay at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was 72 years old. She was born March 7, 1940, in McCook, Nebraska, the daughter of John Junior and Letha Wynona (Graves) Sailors. ...
Shirley Mardelle Luretta (Whitten) Mauer
Shirley Mardelle Luretta (Whitten) Mauer Aug. 24, 1931 - May 14, 2012 EVERGREEN, Colorado -- Shirley Mardelle Luretta Whitten Mauer, 80, passed away peacefully with family at her side May 14, 2012, at her home in Evergreen. Wife to Elwin E. Mauer for 59 years, she was born August 24, 1931, in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska, the oldest of four daughters to William Wallace and Alta Whitten. She graduated from McCook High School and attended St Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Denver...
Patricia Ann DeWester
Patricia Ann DeWester BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Patricia Ann DeWester, 82, a longtime resident of Benkelman, died Sunday (May 20, 2012), in Omaha, Nebraska. She is survived by her husband, Ronald DeWester of Benkelman; son, Dick and wife, Julie DeWester of Benkelman; daughters, MaryJo and husband, Dean Howard of Palisade, Nebraska, Barbara Jean Blecha of Omaha, Nebraska, and Gay DeWester and husband, John Knape of Omaha; sister, Peg and husband, Bill Van Wormer of McCook, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Darleen Rodenbeck of Kansas City, Missouri, and Wynona Springer of Benkelman; aunt, Loretta Palmer of Benkelman; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.. ...
Dorothy Wilhelmina Esslinger
Dorothy Wilhelmina Esslinger Dec. 20, 1919 - May 20, 2012 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Dorothy Wilhelmina Esslinger, 92, of Arapahoe, died Sunday (May 20, 2012), at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Dec. 20, 1919, in Frontier County, Nebraska to George P. and Clara H. (Wickenkamp) Rader...
Rachel E. Gallatin
Rachel E. Gallatin March 23, 1939 - May 21, 2012 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Rachel E. Gallatin, 73, died Monday (May 21, 2012), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born March 23, 1939 in Haigler, Nebraska, to Clarence and Ida (Redden) Sass. She was raised in Haigler...
Velma Irene Schneider
Velma Irene Schneider March 24, 1925 - May 19, 2012 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Velma Irene Schneider, 87, of North Platte, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, went to eternal peace May 19, 2012. She was born March 24, 1925, to William and Teresa (Luger) Sullivan on a farm south of McCook. She graduated from McCook High School. She married LaVern Schneider on April 20, 1944. They farmed/ranched north of Culbertson, Nebraska, until their retirement in McCook...
James Richard Barnett
James Richard Barnett Sept. 26, 1938 - May 15, 2012 GENEVA, Nebraska -- James Richard Barnett, 73, of Mound, Minnesota, died Tuesday (May 15, 2012), at Heritage Crossings Nursing Home in Geneva, Nebraska, following a short battle with cancer. He was born Sept. ...
Bernadine M. 'Bernie' Harris
Bernadine M. 'Bernie' Harris Jan. 1, 1926 - May 19, 2012 HOLDREGE, Nebraska -- Memorial services for Bernadine M. "Bernie" Harris will be conducted from the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Nebraska on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Darrel Wissmann officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege prior to the services...
Alan D. Addleman
Alan D. Addleman Feb. 13, 2012 - Jan. 1, 2012 HAYS, Kansas -- Alan Dale Addleman passed away Jan. 1, 2012, at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas, at the age of 79. He was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Oberlin, Kansas, the eldest child of Theodore "Ted" and Neva (Russell) Addleman...
Jean Case April 25, 1923 - May 17, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Jean Case, age 89, died Thursday May 17, 2012, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska. She was born April 25, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John Henry and Barbara Annie (Robertson) Prosser. As a young child her family moved and settled on a ranch northeast of Leoti, Kansas. She spent her childhood in Leoti graduating in 1941...
Verne R. Voss
Verne R. Voss Feb. 4, 1926 - May 17, 2012 GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- LuVerne "Verne" Voss, 86, of Grand Island died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Grand Island Veterans Administration Medical Center with his family by his side. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Charles L. Torpey will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery with military honors rendered by the United Veterans Honor Guard and the U.S. Navy...
Jean P. Case
Jean P. Case April 25, 2012 ~ May 17, 2012 MCCOOK, Nebraska -- Jean P. Case, age 89, died Thursday (May 17, 2012), at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Services are pending. Friends may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements...
Herman Keith Redden
Herman Keith Redden Nov. 24, 1922 -- May 13, 2012 FORT DODGE, Kansas -- Herman K. Redden, 89, died Sunday, May 13, at the Kansas Soldier Home in Fort Dodge Kansas. He was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Chase County Nebraska, son of Austin Earl and Mary Elisabeth (Mosher) Redden, growing up in the Prairie Jim Community...
Beatta Schleuter Godfrey
Beatta Schleuter Godfrey HARRISBURG, Utah -- Beatta Schleuter Godfrey, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, has died. She was an adopted member of the McCook High School Class of 1949 and had many friends here. Preceding her in death was her husband, Jim Godfrey; brothers, Henry and Alan and her Aunt Margreta, a teacher at MHS in the 1940s...
James 'Jim' J. Palic
James 'Jim' J. Palic Aug. 6, 1939 -May 13, 2012 ASHLAND, Nebraska -- James "Jim" J. Palic, 72, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Ashland Care Center in Ashland, Nebraska. Jim was born to Fred and Fern (Kolbet) Palic on Aug. 6, 1939, in Hayes County, Nebraska. He was the fourth of seven children. He graduated from Hayes Center High School and went into farming and also worked for BNSF railroad as an engineer...
Michael Patrick Sayer
March 17, 1949-May 13, 2012 GOTHENBURG, Nebraska -- Michael Patrick Sayer, 63, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died Sunday (May 13, 2012), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 17, 1949, at McCook, Nebraska, to David and Betty Sayer of Cambridge, Nebraska. ...
Golda Lucile Zwickle
Golda Lucile Zwickel TRENTON, Nebraska -- Golda Lucile Zwickel, 85, died Thursday (May 10, 2012), at the El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton. She was born March 7, 1927 at Palisade, Nebraska, to Frank and Bessie (Henderson) Roller. She grew up at Palisade where she graduated from rural school...
Robert 'Bob' Joseph Brown
NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Robert "Bob" Joseph Brown, 70, resident of North Platte and formerly of Curtis, died May 7, 2012, surrounded by family at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. He was born on a farm near Stockville, Frontier County, Nebraska, to Kenneth and Leona Mann Brown. Second of three children, he graduated from NCTA in Curtis after attending school K-10 in Stockville...
Opal E. Campbell
Opal E. Campbell March 25, 1925 - May 7, 2012 FREMONT, Nebraska -- Opal E. Campbell, 87 years, of Fremont, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at her home in Fremont. She was born March 25, 1925, on a farm near Holdrege, Nebraska, to Walter and Daisy (Bell) Verbeck. ...
Marcos Ivan Maldanado Gonzale
Marcos Ivan Maldanado Gonzales Feb. 5, 1975 - May 7, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska --Marcos Ivan Maldanado Gonzales, age 37, passed away May 7, 2012, at his home in McCook. Ivan was born in Loc Temeychi Guerrero Chihuahua, Mexico, on Feb. 5, 1975, to Patricio and Bertha Alicia (Gonzalez) Maldonado-Rojo...
Lee Ora Mockry
Lee Ora Mockry
Dec. 24, 1917 - May 6, 2012
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Lee Ora Mockry, 94, died Sunday (May 6, 2012), at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Mabel Lowren Carstens
Mabel Lowren Carstens Dec. 31, 1918 - May 5, 2012 BIRD CITY, Kansas -- Mabel Lowren Carstens, 93, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Good Samaratian Society in St. Francis, Kansas. She was born Dec. 31, 1918, in Peabody, Kansas. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Carstens, in 1996...
Mary Glasco BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Mary Glasco, 95, long-time resident of Benkelman, died Wednesday (May 2, 2012), at the Chase County Hospital, Imperial. A funeral mass will be Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. (MT) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Benkelman with Rev. Tom Wiedel officiating. Interment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited Monday evening, May 7, 2012, at 7 p.m. (MT), at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Benkelman, NE...
OBERLIN, Kansas -- Dorothy Pryor, 77, died Thursday (May 3, 2012), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney,
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Ruby Ham WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Ruby Ham, 89, died Saturday (April 28th, 2012), at the Tiffany Square Care Facility in Grand Island, Nebraska. Survivors include sons, Bill Ham and wife, Linda, of Bullhead City, Arizona, Bob Ham of Max, Nebraska, Kenny Ham and wife, Diana, of Wauneta; daughters, Susan Dunn and husband, Greg, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Sylvia Hanousek and husband, Roger, of Cairo, Nebraska; brother, Mearl Blosmo and wife, Lois, of Spearfish, South Dakota;12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. ...
Pat Tyson BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Pat Tyson, 82, a long-time Dundy County resident, died Tuesday (May 1, 2012), at the Ebenezer Care Facility in Brush, Colorado. Memorial services are Monday, May 7, 2012, 10 a.m. (MT) at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman, Nebraska, with the Rev. Brian Fong officiating. Military rites by American Legion Post No. 65 will follow services at Benkelman Cemetery...
Hugh Elvin Laird
Hugh Elvin Laird June 12, 1930 - April 29, 2012 SAN DIEGO, California -- Hugh Elvin Laird, 81, died April 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born June 12, 1930, in Hayes County, Nebraska to Samuel Marion and Lora (Ward) Laird. He attended elementary school in Hayes County and graduated from Hayes County High School in 1954. He attended college at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, before entering the Navy in 1949. He was also recalled during the Korean Conflict...
Elsie Jane Townsend
Elsie Jane Townsend Feb. 18, 1950 - May 2, 2012 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Elsie Jane Townsend, 62, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, died Wednesday (May 2, 2012), at her home. She was born Feb. 18, 1950, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Richard and Dorothy (Knapp) Jackson. She went to Omaha Technical High School where she met Eugene Townsend. ...
Pat Tyson BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Pat Tyson, 82, a longtime Dundy County resident, died Tuesday (May 1, 2012), at the Ebenezer Care Facility in Brush, Colorado. Survivors include daughters, Kim Medrano of Max, Nebraska and Kristi Janousek and husband, Lance of Burlington, Colorado; son, Patrick Tyson of Sterling, Colorado; brothers, Freeman Tyson of Johnstown, Colorado and Earl Tyson of St. Louis, Missouri; and nine grandchildren...
Robert 'Scott' Magee
Robert 'Scott' Magee Jan. 27, 1956 - April 29, 2012 CURTIS, Nebraska -- Robert "Scott" Magee, 56, died April 29, 2012, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska, as the result of an auto accident.
He was born Jan. 27, 1956, in McCook, Nebraska, to Leland John Magee and Geraldine Evelyn Magee...
Wayne Keith Sanders
Wayne Keith Sanders Dec.14, 1924 - April 24, 2012 BENKELMAN,Nebaska -- Wayne Keith Sanders, 87, of Bird City, Kansas, died Sunday (April 29, 2012), at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Nebraska. He was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Utica, Kansas. He was a school superintendent...
OBERLIN, Kansas -- Dottie Lotker, 87, of Oberlin,Kansas, died Monday (April 30, 2012), at the Cedar Living Center.
Services are pending at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Raymond D. Rutherford
Raymond D. Rutherford March 27, 1934 - April 30, 2012 HAYES CENTER, Nebraska -- Raymond D. "Button" Rutherford, 78, died Monday (April 30, 2012), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook...
John 'Jack' Shannon
John 'Jack' Shannon Nov. 8, 1912 - April 30, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- John "Jack" Shannon, 99, died Monday (April 30, 2012), at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Services are Friday, May 4, 2012, 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary Brethour officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in McCook...
Carol Ann (Wenger) Witt
Carol Ann (Wenger) Witt March 16, 1930 - April 30, 2012 GREAT BEND, Kansas -- Carol Ann (Wenger) Witt was born on March 16, 1930 in Oberlin, Kansas to Lewis and Elena (Carlson) Wenger. She passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, in Great Bend, Kansas, at the age of 82 years...