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Obituaries from January 2013

Jerry Lee 'Skip' McWherter (01/31/13)
Jerry Lee "'Skip" McWherter, Jr. McCOOK, Nebraska -- In McCook, Nebraska, Jerry left us on Jan. 30, 2013, after a brief, but valiant, battle with cancer. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Lee McWherter. He is survived by his longtime companion, Cathy Schwartz; his mother, Ann; sister, Sherry (Don) Herring; James McWherter (Christine), Daniel McWherter (Melissa) and Kevin. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and three great-nieces and nephews...
Violet L. Borges (01/31/13)
Violet Louise Borges Jan. 22, 1946 - Jan. 30, 2013 PALISADE, Nebraska-- On Jan. 30, 2013, Violet Louise Borges went to meet her loving Lord and Savior, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Violet died at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton, Nebraska...
Sarah 'Peg' Hime (01/31/13)
Sarah 'Peg' Hime Aug. 15, 1919 - Jan. 28, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Sarah "Peg" Hime, age 93, of McCook, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Omaha, Nebraska, where she had lived for the past five months. Sarah Florence Martin was born in Hopkins, Missouri, to A. D. Martin and Chloe May (Head) on Aug. 15, 1919. As a young child, she moved from Missouri with her family to Riverton, Wyoming. Peg had a sister, Betty Swan and three brothers, Davis, Jack and Bob Martin. All preceded her in death...
Mike Sitzman (01/29/13)
Michael Chris Sitzman June 20, 1960 - Jan. 29, 2013 CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Michael Chris Sitzman, age 52, of Culbertson, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in McCook, with his family by his side. Mike was born June 20, 1960, to parents William "Bill" and Sharon (Longsine) Sitzman in McCook. ...
Donald D. Bradley (01/29/13)
Donald D. Bradley McCOOK, Nebraska -- Donald D. Bradley, 77, died Monday ( Jan. 28, 2013), at Community Hospital. Services are pending with Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook
Gayle B. 'Tunney' Loker (01/30/13)
Gayle B. 'Tunney' Loker March 29, 1925 - Jan. 28, 2013 ST. FRANCIS, Kansas -- Gayle B. "Tunney" Loker, 87, of McDonald, Kansas, died Monday (Jan. 28, 2013), at his residence. He was born March 29, 1925, in Rawlins County, Kansas. He was a farmer...
Lona Joyce Uerling (01/29/13)
Lona Joyce Uerling Oct. 10, 1941 - Jan. 28, 2013 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Lona Joyce Uerling, age 71, died Jan. 28, 2013, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born Oct. 10, 1941, to Henry and Julia Bauer in Fort Morgan, Colorado. She graduated from Prospect Valley High School in 1959 (Valedictorian), McCook Junior College in 1962 (Scholarship Award), and Kearney State College in 1970 (Magna Cum Laude)...
Nancy L. Norman (01/29/13)
Nancy L. Norman March 3, 1934 - Jan. 28, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Nancy Lee (White) Norman, 78, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Jan. 28, 2013, at Hillcrest Nursing Home after a 19-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Nancy was born March 3, 1934, to E. ...
Lucille 'Lucy' Marie (Prochazka) Sramek (01/29/13)
Lucille 'Lucy' Marie (Prochazka) Sramek Dec. 9, 1917 - Jan. 26, 2013 HUTCHINSON, Kansas -- Lucille "Lucy" Marie (Prochazka) Sramek died Jan. 26, 2013, at the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1917, to Joseph and Francis (Dozababa) Prochazk, north of Atwood. ...
Helen Lucille McDowell Johnson (01/29/13)
Helen Lucille McDowell Johnson Feb. 23, 1924 - Jan. 23, 2013 ARVADA, Colorado -- Helen Lucille McDowell Johnson passed away peacefully under the loving care of her son, Milton, in her home on Jan. 23, 2013, around 6 p.m. in the evening after a vicious month-long battle with cancer.

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Harold 'Peco' Anderson (01/28/13)
Harold 'Peco' Anderson WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Harold "Peco" Anderson, 72, a long-time resident of Wauneta, died Saturday (Jan. 26, 2013), in Omaha. Survivors include his wife, Doretta of Wauneta; son, Hugh and wife, Nancy Anderson of Benkelman; brother, Ted Anderson of Wauneta; brother-in-law, Gary "Butch" Doetker of Wauneta, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren...
Gary Leo Olson (01/25/13)
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Merle Dean Clason (01/28/13)
Merle Dean Clason May 16, 1932 - Jan. 24, 2013 BEAVER CITY Nebraska -- Merle Dean Clason, 80, died Thursday (Jan. 24, 2013), at the Cambridge Hospital. He was born May 16, 1932, southeast of Beaver City, to Francis J. and Hazel L. (Thomas) Clason. After his schooling, Merle served in the U.S. ...
Susan T. Cafferty (01/25/13)
Susan T. Cafferty McCOOK, Nebraska -- Susan T. Cafferty, 73, died Thursday (Jan. 24, 2013), at Community Hospital in McCook. Funeral Mass is Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook with the Rev. Gary Brethour officiating...
Dean Erwin McCoy (01/28/13)
Dean Erwin McCoy Feb. 6, 1931 - Jan. 25, 2013 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Dean Erwin McCoy, 81, of Arapahoe, died Friday (Jan. 25, 2013), at the Cambridge Hospital, in Cambridge, Nebraska. He was born on Feb. 6, 1931, to Stanley Pine and Ethel May (Holloway) McCoy at the family farm south of Holbrook, Nebraska. ...
Beverly Beryl Bernatchy (01/28/13)
Beverly Beryl Bernatchy Jan. 19, 1925 - Jan. 12, 2013 POWELL, Wyoming -- Beverly Beryl Bernatchy, 87, died Jan. 12, 2013 in Powel, one week before her 88th birthday. Beverly was born Jan 19, 1925, in lndianaola, Nebraska, in Red Willow County, to Osma Paul Hatcher and May Morosic...
Ivalee (Spaulding) Margaret Mears (01/25/13)
Ivalee (Spaulding) Margaret Mears Sept 21, 1935 - Jan. 22, 2013 FAIRPLAY, Missouri -- Ivalee (Spaulding) Margaret Mears, 77, of Fairplay, formerly of McDonald, Kansas, died Tuesday (Jan. 22, 2013). She was born Sept 21, 1935 in Denver. She was a homemaker...
Margaret L. (Bennett) Skraback (01/25/13)
Margaret L. (Bennett) Skraback April 20, 1938 - Jan. 23, 2013 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Margaret L. (Bennett) Skraback, 74, of North Platte, passed away Jan. 23, 2013, at her home with her family. She was born April 20, 1938, to Arthur O. and Rose M. ...
Margaret L. Skraback (01/24/13)
Margaret L. Skraback NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Margaret L. Skraback, 73, died Wednesday (Jan. 23, 2013), at her home in North Platte. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook, Nebraska...
Henry George Helms (01/23/13)
Henry George Helms Oct. 29, 1923 -- Jan. 11, 2013 MESA, Arizona -- Henry George Helms, 89 of Mesa, formerly of Loveland, Colorado and Arapahoe, Nebraska, passed away Jan. 11, 2013, at Crismon Peaks Assisted Living in Mesa. He was born on Oct. 29, 1923, to Henry C. ...
Virgil 'Pete' Portschy (01/23/13)
Virgil 'Pete' Portschy Jan. 21, 1933 - Jan. 18, 2013 HERNDON, Kansas -- Virgil 'Pete" Portschy, 79, died Jan. 18, 2013, at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood, Kansas. He was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Herndon to John and Francis (Mosher) Portschy. He graduated from Herndon High School in 1951. He married Eileen Kleidosty on Feb. 1, 1954...
Fred Kammerzell (01/23/13)
Fred Kammerzell May 4, 1910 - Jan. 22, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Fred Kammerzell passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska. He was 102 years old. Fred was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to George and Anna Margaret (Gettman)) Kammerzell on May 4, 1910. ...
Orville Henry Pinn (01/22/13)
Orville Henry Pinn Dec. 2, 1936 - Jan. 20, 2013 SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota -- Orville Pinn of Sioux Falls, formerly of Culbertson, Nebraska, passed away at the Bethany Lutheran Home on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Orville was born on Dec. 2, 1936, in Culbertson, to Henry and Anna (Gaiser) Pinn; He was baptized and confirmed in the Culbertson Methodist Church. ...
Evelyn Lemon (01/21/13)
Evelyn Lemon Jan. 12, 1920 - Jan. 18, 2013 NORTON, Kansas -- Evelyn Lemon, 93, of Norton, formerly of Lenora, Kansas, died Friday (Jan. 18, 2013), at the Andbe Home in Norton, She was born Jan. 12, 1920, to Morret "Mac" and Francis Edinborough Leidig in Graham County, Kansas. She attended Lenora High School and Fort Hays State...
Nellie Jean Trosper (01/21/13)
Nellie Jean Trosper Jan. 23, 1926 - Jan. 18, 2013 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Nellie Jean Trosper went to meet her heavenly Father on Jan. 18, 2013, at the age of 86 years. She entered this world on Jan. 23, 1926 ,to Harry and Mabel (Barnhart) Williams on the family farm north of Cambridge...
Johnnie Earl Brown (01/18/13)
Johnnie Earl Brown July 27, 1929 - Jan. 7, 2013 BOYD, Texas -- Johnnie Earl Brown stepped peacefully into eternity Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his home in Boyd, Texas. He was born July 27, 1929, the second son of Constance B. Borrer and R.M. Brown in San Antonio, Texas. ...
Fern Cross (01/18/13)
Fern Cross BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Fern Cross,94, long-time resident of the Benkelman area, died Thursday (Jan. 17, 2013), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. Survivors include nieces, Letitia King and husband, Dale, of Yuma, Colorado and Marciea Weaver of Goodland, Kansas and nephew, Lynn Spears and wife, Karen, of Cedar Edge, Colorado...
Donna Mae Goss (01/18/13)
Donna Mae Goss Feb. 5, 1934 - Jan. 14, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas-- Donna Mae Goss, 78, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2013), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska. She was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Cedar Bluffs, Kansas, to Clarence and Sarah (Monie) Witt. She grew up in the Cedar Bluffs and Oberlin conmunities, attending the school in Oberlin. On June 14,1953, she married Bill Goss in Lyle, Kansas. She was a housewife most of her life...
Ellen Janousek (01/16/13)
Ellen E. Janousek July 17, 1916 -- Jan. 16, 2013 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Ellen Eolia Janousek, 96, passed away Jan. 16, 2013, at El Dorado Manor, Trenton. She was born July 17, 1916, to Martin F. and Bridget Curran Bergan southwest of Trenton. She attended District 38 country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Trenton High School with the class of 1935...
Lester M. Tirrill (01/17/13)
Lester Marvin Tirrill Oct. 25, 1923 - Jan. 16, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Lester Marvin Tirrill, 89, of McCook, died Jan. 16, 2013, at McCook Community Hospital. He was born Oct. 25, 1923, in McCook, the son of Tom E. Tirrill and Mary Ella Morasch...
Michael Laird Jackson (01/17/13)
Michael Laird Jackson Sept. 24, 1964 - Jan. 10, 2013 CEDAR POINT, Kansas -- Michael Jackson, 48, son-in-law of Roger and Angie Wilson of Oberlin, Kansas, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at his home in Cedar Point, Kansas. He was born Sept. 24, 1964, in Emporia, Kansas, the son of Laird "Larry" and and Marjorie (McAuliffe) Jackson. He graduated from the Chase County High School in 1983, and from Kansas State University 1988 with a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics...
Francisco Hernandez (01/16/13)
Francisco Hernandez McCOOK, Nebraska -- Francisco Hernandez, 66, of McCook, died today (Jan. 16, 2013), at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook. Services are pending with Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Milton Edwin 'Ed' Rogers (01/15/13)
Milton Edwin 'Ed' Rogers Jan. 25, 1926 - Jan.11, 2013 LONGMONT, Colorado -- Former McCook resident, Milton Edwin "Ed" Rogers, 86 died Jan. 11, 2013, at his home in Longmont, Colorado. A celebration of life service will be Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel, 607 Norris Ave, McCook, Nebraska. Viewing will be Wednesday, Jan. 16 , family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m...
Ruth Elizabeth Clason (01/15/13)
Ruth Elizabeth Clason April 28, 1930 - Jan.12, 2013 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Ruth Elizabeth Clason, 82, of Beaver City, died Saturday (Jan.12, 2013), at the Josie Harper Hospice House, in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born on April 28, 1930, to Aldoph Oscar and Hulda Josefina Wasenius in Oxford, Nebraska...
Marjorie E. Paschall Hicks (01/15/13)
Marjorie E. Paschall Hicks Feb. 21, 1927 - Jan. 9, 2013 FREMONT, Nebraska -- Marjorie E. Paschall Hicks, 85, died Wednesday (Jan. 9, 2013), at the Pathfinder house in Fremont. She was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Pete and Hattie 'Welliver' Richards. ...
Ethel W. Nemeth (01/15/13)
Ethel W. Nemeth March 13, 1926 - Dec. 25, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Ethel W. Nemeth, 86, died Dec. 25, 2012, at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born March 13, 1926, in Dresden, Kansas, to Chris and Mabel (Litton) Ehler. She was raised on a farm near Dresden. She graduated from Dresden High School in 1954 and attended business school in Denver, Colorado...
Chris L. Nelsen (01/15/13)
Chris L. Nelsen Aug. 17, 1959 - Jan. 11, 2013 MAXWELL, Nebraska -- Chris L. Nelsen, age 53, of York, Nebraska, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, near Maxwell. He was born Aug. 17, 1959, at McCook, Nebraska, to Robert 'LeRoy' and Velma (Ramels) Nelsen and graduated in 1978 from Curtis-Medicine Valley High School. ...
Billie Jean James Boyer (01/15/13)
Billie Jean James Boyer July 7, 1945 - Jan. 3, 2013 TOMBALL, Texas -- Billie Jean James Boyer, oldest daughter of Harold E. James (deceased) and Dolores June Bestol James, rejoined the Creator on Jan. 3, 2013. She was 67 years old. She was born July 7, 1945, in Hyannis, Nebraska and graduated from Mullin High School. ...
Writer Ray (01/15/13)
Writer Ray July 14, 1933 - Jan. 11, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska --Writer Ray, born Raymond Tyler Lofvendahl in Clarksfork, Idaho on July 14, 1933, passed away peacefully in McCook, Nebraska on Jan. 11, 2013, with family by his side. Before joining the army, Ray was adopted by his stepfather and his last name became Lubben...
Dr. John L. ("Doc") Batty M.D. (01/14/13)
Dr. John L. ("Doc") Batty M.D. Commander, USNR (Ret.) Aug. 28, 1914 -- Jan. 11, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dr. John Batty passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at McCook Community Hospital. He was 98 years old. Dr. Batty was born on Aug. 28, 1914, to Dr. Earl R. and Anna (Stewart) Batty in Alma, Nebraska, where his father was practicing dentistry...
Wilford Eldon Martin (01/14/13)
Wilford Eldon Martin Nov. 20, 1928 - Jan. 13, 2013 MCDONALD, Kansas -- Wilford Eldon Martin, 84, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2013), at the Good Samaritan Society in St. Francis, Kansas. He was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Cheyenne County, Kansas. He was a city manager and a farmer...
Gordon L. Wilson (01/14/13)
Gordon L. Wilson Sept. 29, 1927 - Jan. 10, 2013 NORTON, Kansas -- Gordon Leonard Wilson, 85, died Friday (Jan. 10, 2013), at the Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Kansas. He was born Sept. 29, 1927, to Earl and Mabel (McClellan) Wilsont at rural Oberlin, Kansas...
Robert Barry 'Ben' Propp (01/14/13)
Robert Barry 'Ben' Propp Nov. 8, 1939 - Jan.11, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Robert Barry "Ben" Propp, age 73, entered eternal rest on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home after a courageous three year battle with cancer. The son of Harry and Sylvia (Graybeal) Propp, was born Nov. 8, 1939, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His early years were spent in the Culbertson and Trenton area where he attended grade school. The family moved to McCook in 1954. He graduated from McCook High School in 1958...
John Leo 'Jack' Kelley (01/11/13)
John Leo 'Jack' Kelley July 21, 1935 - Jan. 10, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- John Leo "Jack" Kelley passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was 77 years old. Jack was born on July 21, 1935, to Ora T. and Alice (Sullivan) Kelley in McCook. He grew up in McCook and attended the Catholic Schools. Jack served in the US Army from 1958 to 1960 when he was honorably discharged...
Leah Clair Sughroue (01/09/13)
Leah Clair Sughroue May 3, 1935 - Jan. 8, 2013 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Leah Clair Sughroue of Indianola passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Christmas Day. She was 77 years old...
David M. Salisbury (01/09/13)
David M. Salisbury March 12, 1950 - Dec. 28, 2012 BUCKEYE, Arizona -- David M. Salisbury, 62 of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Dave was born March 12, 1950, in McCook, Nebraska, to Frank M. and Martha C (Hubbard). Woody, as he was known throughout school, graduated from McCook High School in 1968...
Fae Lucille Long (01/08/13)
Fae Lucille Long June 1, 1926 - Jan. 6, 2013 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Fae Lucille Long, 86, of Arapahoe, formerly of Holbrook, Nebraska, died Sunday (Jan. 6, 2013), at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born June 1, 1926, to Carl and Mary (Mues) Mues on the family farm west of Arapahoe...
Heaton (01/07/13)
Thomas M. 'Tom' Heaton Sept. 5, 1941 - Jan. 5, 2012 NORTON, Kansas -- Thomas M. "Tom" Heaton, 71, of Norton, Kansas, died Saturday Jan. 5, 2012, at Norton County Hospital in Norton, He was born Sept. 5, 1941, to Elmon and Nancy (Mulkey) Heaton in Norton. He attended Norton Community High School and Kansas State University...
Leone Porsch (01/07/13)
Leone Porsch Nov. 22, 1919 - Jan. 6, 2012 SELDEN, Kansas --Leone Porsch, 93, died Sunday (Jan. 6, 2012), at the Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin, Kansas. She was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Clay County, Kansas, to Ernest and Clarice Mottin. She was raised near Miltonvale, Kansas, in Clay County. She attended Miltonvale High School and resided in Selden...
Patrick Allen Moore (01/07/13)
Patrick Allen Moore March 17, 1959 - Jan. 4, 2013 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Patrick Allen Moore, 53, of Arapahoe, died Friday (Jan. 4, 2013), at his home. He was born March 17, 1959, to John and Naola (Willcox) Moore at Kingman, Kansas. He attended school at Kingman Public Schools. He married Kimberly Schescke in 1981. They would later divorce. He moved to Arapahoe in 1994 and enjoyed doing carpentry work...
Robert Eugene Ebert (01/07/13)
Robert Eugene Ebert April 17, 1947 - Jan. 5, 2012 CULBERTTSON, Nebraska -- Robert Eugene Ebert, age 65, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2012, at his home in Culbertson after a long battle with cancer. He was born in McCook, Nebraska, on April 17, 1947, to Duke and Arliss (Nauer) Ebert. Bob was raised and went to school in McCook. He entered the US Navy in February of 1965, serving on the USS Fremont in Viet Nam. He was honorably discharged in September 1968...
Marguerite LaVon Samuelson (01/04/13)
Marguerite LaVon Samuelson July 26, 1914 - Jan. 3, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Marguerite LaVon Samuelson, age 98, of McCook, died at the Community Hospital in McCook on Jan. 3, 2013. She was born on July 26, 1914, in Grand Island, Nebraska, to James and Henreitta Pearson. She was baptized at the First Christian Church when she was 12 years old...
Russell 'Bob' Robert Leak (01/04/13)
Russell 'Bob' Robert Leak April 13, 1929 - Jan. 2, 2013 INDIANOLA, Nebraksa -- Russell "Bob" Robert Leak, 83, of Indianola, passed away Jan. 2, 2013, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born April 13, 1929 in Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Russell Martin and Grace Van Doris (Jones) Leak. He was one of 10 children growing up in Holbrook, Arizona. Bob graduated from Wallace High School in 1946...
Russell Robert Leak (01/03/13)
Russell Robert Leak INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Russell Robert Leak, 83, died Wednesday (Jan. 2, 2013), at Community Hospital in McCook. Memorial services will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2012, 2 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating...
Maxine Helen Breinig (01/02/13)
Maxine Helen Breinig June 8, 1919 - Dec. 29, 2012 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Maxine Helen Breinig, 93, of Holdrege, Nebraska, formerly of Arapahoe, died Saturday (Dec. 29, 2012), at the Holdrege Memorial Homes in Holdrege. She was born June 8, 1919, at Burns, Wyoming to John O. and Sophia J. (Buhler) Watts...
James Lawrence Frey (01/02/13)
James Lawrence Frey Dec. 30, 1924 - Dec.31, 2012 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- James Lawrence Frey, 88, of Beaver City, died Monday (Dec.31, 2012), at the Beaver City Manor, in Beaver City. He was born Dec. 30, 1924, to Lawrence M. and Grace E. (Grove) Frey of rural Abilene, Kansas...