Obituaries from July 2012
Billy R. 'B. J.' Grossman
Billy R. 'B. J.' Grossman
July 2, 1940 - July 31, 2012
McCOOK,Nebraska -- Billy R. "B. J. " Grossman, 72, of McCook, died Tuesday (July 31, 2012), at Community Hospital of McCook.
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Dixie L. Geihsler
Dixie L. Geihsler
Nov. 20, 1952 - July 31, 2012
INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Dixie L. Geihsler, 59, died Tuesday (July 31, 2012), at Community Hospital of McCook.
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Leland DeHart Jan. 15, 1918 - July 30, 2012 IMPERIAL Nebraska -- Leland Milford Dehart was born Jan. 15, 1918, at Yuma, Colorado, to Floyd H. and Nellie E. (Frazell) DeHart. As a young man he moved with his family to Wauneta, Nebraska, where Leland attended school, graduating from Wauneta High School in 1937. ...
Phillip Eugene Law
Phillip Eugene Law Nov. 8, 1936 - July 25, 2012 LAKEWOOD, Colorado -- Phillip Eugene Law, 75, died July 25, 2012 at Lakewood. He was born Nov. 8, 1936, in Dresden, Kansas to Norman and Irene (Foster) Law. He attended Decatur Community High School, graduating in 1954, Fort Hays State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder...
William James Dover
William James Dover March 2, 1948 - July 28, 2012 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- William James Dover, age 64, of North Platte, passed away July 28, 2012, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. William was born March 2, 1948, in Omaha to Ray K. and Marjorie Diskell Dover. ...
Elaine Lois (McClure) Keene
Elaine Lois (McClure) Keene April 22, 1921 - July 28, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Life-long resident of McCook, Nebraska, Elaine Lois (McClure) Keene, age 91, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Elaine was born April 22, 1921, to parents William and Jessie (Stewart) McClure in the family's home in McCook. She attended school in McCook, graduating from McCook High School in 1939...
Floyd McDonald Ervin
Floyd McDonald Ervin Dec. 24, 1919 - April 3, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- Floyd McDonald Ervin, 92, died April 3, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born in Danbury, Nebraska, on Dec. 24, 1919, the grandson of Red Willow County pioneers. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jean Ruth Lownie Ervin. Committal services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at the Indianola Cemetery...
Sharon Kay (Mockry) Stevenson
Sharon Kay (Mockry) Stevenson Aug. 10, 1940 - July 28, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Sharon Kay (Mockry) Stevenson, age 71, of Oberlin, Kansas died Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. Sharon was born Aug. 10, 1940, in Boise, Idaho, to parents Edwin and Leola (Broyles) Black. She was one of two children...
Donna Mae Bauer Simonian
Donna Mae Bauer Simonian April 23, 1928 - July 17, 2012 HUNTINGTON BEACH, California -- Donna Mae Bauer Simonian, 84, of Huntington Beach, California, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. She was born to the late Eva and Edward Bauer in Culbertson, Nebraska on April 23, 1928...
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Leone Frenzen, 103, a longtime resident of Benkelman, died Tuesday (July 24, 2012) at her home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. (MT), Friday, at the Zion Lutheran Church of Benkelman, Nebraska with the Rev. George Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery, Benkelman, Nebraska...
Eileene A. Rapp
Eileene A. Rapp Jan. 4, 1925 - July 23, 2012 KEARNEY, Nebraska -- Eileene A. Rapp, 87, of Kearney died Monday (July 23, 2012). She was born Jan. 4, 1925, to Jay and Bessie (Carter) Poore in Red Willow County, Nebraska. She grew up in the McCook area where she attended Red Willow country school then graduated from McCook High School in 1942...
Elsie Elizabeth Pryor
Elsie Elizabeth Pryor April 8, 1937- July 21, 2012 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Elsie was born and raised in McCook, Nebraska, graduating from high school in 1956. Upon graduation she moved to Denver where she was employed in the medical field for the next 45 years, moving to Lincoln in 2003. Elsie entered into eternal rest at the Madonna Rehabilitation Center. The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to all staff at Madonna Rehab and our appreciation to Aeseracare Hospice...
Irla C. Sutton
June 13, 1919-July 17, 2012 ARVADA, Colorado -- Irla C. Sutton, 93, died July 17, 2012 in Arvada, Colorado. She was born June 13, 1919, in Stratton, Nebraska, to Irl Dodson and Ruth Ransom. Her father died shortly before her birth and she was later adopted by Elmer Ranson when he married her mother...
Anastasia 'Stacia' K. Shannon
April 13, 1913-July 22, 2012 Anastasia "Stacia" K. Shannon passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 99 years old. She was born April 13, 1913, at Omaha to Louis B. and Mary (Kremlacek) Horky. She met and later married John J. "Jack" Shannon on May 25, 1938 in Omaha. To this union three children were born...
Robert R. "Bob" Patterson
Robert R. "Bob" Patterson Nov. 2, 1933 - July 20, 1921 LAWRENCE, Kansas -- Funeral services for Robert R. "Bob" Patterson, 78, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. He died on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar...
Mildred Marie Schuricht
Mildred Marie Schuricht March 10, 1929 -- July 18, 2012 LOVELAND, Colorado --Mildred (Mil) Marie Schuricht, 83, died on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Good Samaritan Loveland Village, in Loveland, Colorado. Born on March 10, 1929, to Herman H. Reiners and Helen (Esch) Reiners in Indianola, Nebraska, Mil spent her early years on a farm near McCook, Nebraska, and moved with her family to Englewood, Colorado, at the age of eight. ...
Patty A. Peterson
Patty A. Peterson June 11, 1944 - July 14, 2012 NORTON,Kansas -- Patty A. Peterson, 68, of Norton, died Saturday (July 14, 2012) at the Norton County Hospital. She was born June 11, 1944 to Dolliver and Rosie Zinke in Audobon, Iowa. She attended the schools and graduated in 1962. ...
Ruth Hanson ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Ruth Hanson, age 92, died Wednesday (July 18, 2012), at her home in Elwood. Viewing and visitation with family present will be Friday, July 20, 2012, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Elwood Funeral Home and prior to the service at the church...
Leroy Hyke Dec. 13, 1934 - July 12, 2012 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Leroy Hyke, 77, died July 12, 2012, at Mary Lanning Hospital. He was born at home in Hendley, Nebraska on Dec. 13, 1934 to Gilbert "Bud" and Adith Mae (Dillin) Hyke. He attended school in Hendley...
Mae LaVerle Kimball
Mae LaVerle Kimball Feb. 26, 1926 - July 15, 2012 KEARNEY, Nebraska --Mae LaVerle Kimball, 86, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney on Sunday (July 15, 2012). She was born at home in Ely, Nebraska on Feb. 26, 1926 to Clarence and Bula Irene (Zerlein) Spence. She attended school through the 8th grade, but later completed her GED, so she could earn her LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse Degree)...
Belva Ernest STRATTON, Nebraska -- Belva Ernest, 76, of Stratton, died Saturday (July 14, 2012), at the Dundy County Hospital. Services are Thursday, July 19, 2 p.m. at Stratton United Methodist Church. Visitation is at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon...
Gene T. Files Sr.
Gene T. Files Sr. June 14, 1928 - July 9, 2012 OBERLIN, Nebraska -- Gene Tunny Files Sr. was born June 14, 1928, in Cumberland, Maryland, the son of Chester and Edythe (Wolford) Files. He passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin, Kansas, at the age of 84...
LeRoy Allen Muirhead
LeRoy Allen Muirhead Jan. 5, 1930 - July 14, 2012 ALMA, Nebraska -- LeRoy Allen Muirhead passed away at his home in Alma, Nebraska, peacefully in his sleep with family around him on July 14, 2012. He was born Jan. 5, 1930, the first child of Maurice and Clarise (Thiesen) Muirhead, in Decatur County, Kansas, during the Great Depression and dust storms...
Ivan Eugene Francis Andrew
Ivan E. Andrew
March 11, 1932 - July 12, 2012
NORFOLK, Nebraska -- Ivan E. Andrew, 80, died Thursday (July 12, 2012) at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Vera Nicholson Sellers
Vera Nicholson Sellers Feb. 8, 1920 - July 11, 2012 SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska -- Vera Nicholson Sellers, 92, formerly of Hayes County, Nebraska, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. Funeral services will be held July 19, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte, Nebraska, with burial at Fort Mc Pherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska...
Dorothy (Harr) Burns
Dorothy (Harr) Burns McCOOK, Nebaska -- Dorothy (Harr) Burns, 89, of McCook died Wednesday (July 11, 2012), at the Linden Court in North Platte, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook with the Rev. Gary Brethour officiating...
Dorean M. Carey
Dorean M. Carey Dec. 5, 1926 - July 10, 2012 CLEARFIELD, Utah -- Dorean passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 10, 2012. She was born in Hayes Center, Nebraska, Dec. 5, 1926, to William Fredrich and Emily Elizabeth (Schulz) Wach. A self proclaimed tomboy, she brought that spirit with her through her life and you see it in her children. ...
Joanna 'Fay' Lutz
Joanna 'Fay' Lutz April 25, 1922 - July 10, 2012 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Joanna Fay Osborn Lutz was born on April 25, 1922, at the family farm in rural Dundy County, Nebraska, to Orian M. and Agnes Elvera Sahlin Osborn. She was the fifth of eight children born to them. Fay Lutz passed away on July 10, 2012, in Benkelman, Nebraska, at the age of 90 years, two months and 15 days...
Anika Anne Upton
Anika Anne Upton OMAHA, Nebraska -- Anika Anne Upton, infant daughter of Eleanor Upton, granddaughter of Teresa Pursley and great-granddaughter of Dean and Charlene Pursley of rural Wauneta, Nebraska, died Tuesday (July, 10th, 2012), at the Children's Hospital, in Omaha...
Dorothy Nell Hudson
Dorothy Nell Hudson Sept. 13, 1914 - July 1, 2012 OAK HARBOR, Washington -- Long time McCook, Nebraska, resident, Dorothy Nell Hudson, 97, passed away on July 1, 2012, in Oak Harbor, Washington. She was born on September 13, 1914, in Buffalo, Kansas, to parents John W. Brock and Eliza Rachel (Crist) Brock. She was the youngest of eight siblings...
Vola Georgene (Loop) Carter
July 24, 1918-July 7, 2012 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Vola Georgene (Loop) Carter, age 93, passed away July 7, 2012, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton, Nebraska. Vola was born July 24, 1918, seven miles northwest of Stratton, Ne to George Almon and Melissa Manerva (Bess) Crawford, Loop. She lived on this place until her marriage. Vola went to grade school at District 77 about 1 ½ miles southwest of her home. In 1933 she entered the ninth grade at Stratton High School and completed four years in 1937...
Marcia Lynn Sertterh
March 28, 1954 - July 1, 2012
OMAHA, Nebraska -- Marcia Lynn Cuellar Sima Sertterh was born March 28, 1954, in McCook, Nebraska, to Darlene (Lepper) Cuellar and Frank Cuellar. She passed away on July 1, 2012, in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 58.
Her family moved to Omaha where she lived and later married John Sima. To this union two children were born. John died from injuries sustained in a car accident. She later married Marty Sertterh. To this union, one son was born. They later divorced.
Marcia worked as a mail carrier for 31 years. She also delivered the morning edition of the Omaha World Herald for 26 years.
She enjoyed camping and fishing with her grandkids, the Nebraska Huskers, and the plants and flowers that filled her yard.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Sima; her father-in-law, Frank Sima; grandparents Ruth and Jim Roach of Culbertson, Nebraska, and Mary and Mike Cuellar of McCook.
Survivors include her mother, Darlene Cuellar of McCook; her father, Frank Cuellar of Omaha; her children, Mike and wife, Diane Sima, Randi Jean Sima and Aaron Sertterh; sisters, Theresa Cuellar of Omaha, Doreen and husband, Steve Sima of Moody, Alabama, Dianne and Gary Klabunde of Omaha, Karen Keller of Trenton, Nebraska, Christina and husband, Alan Griffing of Kansas City, Missouri, and Denise and husband, Troy Spellman of Shelton, Nebraska; her mother-in-law, Jean Sima of Omaha; five grandchildren, Marina Sima, Ethan and London Sima and Cholee and A.J. Sertterh; one great-granddaughter, Vera; and her faithful dog, Harley; and other relatives, neighbors and many, many friends.
John A. Gentleman Mortuary of Omaha handled the arrangements.
Memorials can be made to the McCook Humane Society.
Vola G. Carter
Vola G. Carter July 24, 1918 - July 7, 2012 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Vola G. Carter, 93, died Saturday (July 7, 2012), at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. Services are Thursday, July 12, 10 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Burial is at Trenton Cemetery...
George H. Bunnell, Sr.
George H. Bunnell, Sr. May 7, 1922 - July 7, 2012 HOLDREGE, Nebraska -- Funeral services for George H. Bunnell, Sr. will be conducted from the United Methodist Church in Oxford, Nebraska on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. with Reverend Eldon E. Flabinger officiating. Interment will be in the Oxford Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Oxford American Legion Post No. 219 in conjunction with the U.S. Army National Guard Military Honors Team...
Elithe Sylvia Little
Elithe Sylvia Little Oct. 6, 1924 - July 8, 2012 MCCOOK, Nebraska -- Elithe Sylvia Little of McCook passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the Cambridge Manor. She was 87 years old. Elithe was born on Oct. 6, 1924, in Ord, Nebraska to Roy S. and Bessie Georgia (Pryor) Adams. She attended Ord Public Schools until the age of 12. The family moved to Cedar Bluffs, Kansas where she attended rural school and graduated from Oberlin High School...
Galen Roger Carter
Galen Roger Carter Feb. 25, 1940 - June 2, 2012 ST. GEORGE, Utah - Galen Roger Carter, 72, passed away of natural causes on June 2, 2012, at Dixie Regional Medical Hospital in St. George, Utah. He was born on Feb. 25, 1940, in Oxford, Nebraska, to Walter and Mathilda (ten Bensel) Carter...
John R. Sawdon
John R. Sawdon
Feb. 17, 1921 - July 3, 2012
John R. Sawdon, 91, of Norton, formerly of Norcatur, Kansas, died Wednesday (July 3, 2012,) at Andbe Home in Norton.
He was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Oberlin.
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home.
Nina Gail Day Schnell
Nina Gail Day Schnell Jan. 12, 1922 - July 2, 2012 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Nina Day Schnell died Monday (July 2, 2012), in North Platte surrounded by family. She was born on Jan. 12, 1922, to Omar and Sarah Day in their sod farm house near Ruleton, Kansas. She attended elementary school in a one-room country school and high school in Goodland, Kansas, where she met Dennis Schnell. They were married on Aug. 20, 1939, and were married for 62 years until his death on Oct. 9, 2001...
Jerry Don Tucker
Jerry Don Tucker Jan. 20. 1936 - July 2, 2012 WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Jerry Don Tucker, 76, of Wichita Falls, died Monday (July 2, 2012) at his residence. He was born on Jan. 20, 1936, in Durant, Oklahoma, to the late J. B. Tucker and Mable Fortenberry Tucker. ...
Kimberly Campbell July 23, 1967 - July 2, 2012 HOLDREGE, Nebraska -- Kimberly Campbell, 44, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died Monday (July 2, 2012) after a courageous fight with cancer. Services are Saturday, June 7, 2012, at the First Church of the Nazerene in McCook at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Bales officiating...
Nina Gail Day Schnell
Nina Gail Day Schnell Jan. 12, 1922 - July 2, 2012 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Nina Day Schnell died Monday (July 2, 2012), in North Platte surrounded by family. She was born on Jan. 12, 1922, to Omar and Sarah Day in their sod farm house near Ruleton, Kansas during a fierce blizzard. ...
Jack Dwight Wagner
Jack Dwight Wagner Aug. 26, 1920 - July 1, 2012 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Jack Dwight Wagner, 91, of Arapahoe, died Sunday (July 1, 2012), at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born on Aug. 26, 1920, north of Arapahoe, Nebraska to Dr. John S. and Verna R. (Hutchinson) Wagner...
Steven Charles Jacobsen
Steven Charles Jacobsen June 7, 1961 - July 1, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Steven Charles Jacobsen, age 51, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook. Steve was born June 7, 1961, in Hastings, Nebraska to parents Lawrence and Veronica (Placke) Jacobsen. ...
Robert 'Bob' Lee Feeken
Robert 'Bob' Lee Feeken April 25, 1926 - July 1, 2012 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Robert "Bob" Lee Feeken, age 86, of Cambridge, died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 1, 2012. He was born in Crete, Nebraska, on April 25, 1926 to Otto "Pete" and Marie (Horstman) Feeken. ...
Annabelle E. Ebert
Annabelle E. Ebert Nov. 7, 1929 - July 1, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Annabelle E. Ebert, age 82, of McCook, Nebraska passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook. Annabelle was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Lincoln County, Nebraska, to parents Ervin N. and Millie F. (Bussard) Bailey. She was one of 11 children. Annabelle grew up in Lincoln County...
June 7, 1961 - July 1, 2012
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Steve Jacobsen, 51, of McCook, died Sunday (July 1, 2012) at Community Hospital of McCook.
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook
William L. Osborn
William L. Osborn Sept. 1, 1926 - June 26, 2012 The Best Husband, Dad, Granddad and Great-Granddad Ever BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- William ("Bill" or "Willie") Osborn, age 85, of Benkelman, Nebraska, passed away June 26, 2012 at the Dundy County Hospital...