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Obituaries from June 2013

Bertha M. Brown (06/28/13)
Feb. 2, 1932-June 26, 2013 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Bertha M. Brown, 81, died Wednesday (June 26, 2013), at the Rawlins County Health Center with her family at her side. She was born Feb. 2, 1932, in Oakley, Kansas, to Pleasant and Reida Jane (Carpenter) Fossett...
Harriette 'Jane' Krayenvenger (06/28/13)
Dec. 12, 1933 - June 25, 2013 TONAWNADA, New York -- Harriette "Jane" Krayenvenger, beloved wife of the late Donald A. Krayenvenger, daughter of the late Harry and Maudette Taylor and dearest mother of Donna, Thomas, Michael and Gerald, passed away suddenly on June 25, 2013, in Tonawanda, New York...
Marion W. McBrien (06/27/13)
Marion W. McBrien Jan. 21, 1920 - June 25, 2013 BASEHOR, Kansas -- Marion W. McBrien, age 93, of Basehor, Kansas passed away on Tuesday June 25, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Lansing, Kansas. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home; burial to follow in the Glenwood Cemetery near Basehor. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening, also at the funeral home...
Gary Grose (06/26/13)
Gary Grose June 23, 1940 - June 17, 2013. BERTHOUD, Colorado -- Gary Grose, 72, died June 17, 2013. He was born June 23, 1940, in Norton, Kansas, to Wayne and Eileene (Taylor) Grose. He graduated from high school in 1959 from Oberlin, Kansas. On June 24, 1962, he married Deanna Laaker...
Roy Nealiegh Cole (06/25/13)
Roy Nealiegh Cole Oct. 22, 1929 - June 25, 2013 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Roy Nealiegh Cole, age 83, of Trenton, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney on Tuesday June 25, 2013. He was born south of Trenton on Oct. 22, 1929, to Jasper and Blanche (Nealiegh) Cole. He graduated Trenton School in 1947...
Lloyd Edward Romine (06/25/13)
Lloyd Edward Romine Sept. 11, 1926 - June 21, 2013 GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- Lloyd Edward Romine, 86, of Grand Island, passed Friday, June 21, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in Grand Island with the Reverend Jack Sample officiating. ...
Robert K. Cox (06/21/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Robert K. Cox, 90, of McCook, died Thursday (June 20, 2013), at the Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte. Services are July 1, 10 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in McCook with Alisa Parde, officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Fort McPherson Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska...
Robert 'Bob' Otto Hesterwerth (06/24/13)
Robert 'Bob' Otto Hesterwerth Oct. 13, 1928 - June 21, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Robert "Bob" Otto Hesterwerth, age 84, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born near McCook in Red Willow County on Oct. 13, 1928, to Otto and Sarah (Geihsler) Hesterwerth. Bob grew up on the family farm southeast of McCook. He graduated from McCook High School in 1946...
Delton Dean Killman (06/20/13)
Delton Dean Killman July 4, 1936 - June 17 2013 ALMENA, Kansas -- Delton Dean Killman, 80, died Monday (June 17, 2013), at Exempla Lutheran Hospice in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He was born July 4, 1936, to Emil and Eva Ryland Killman in Washing on County, Kansas. He attended Green Leaf High School in Green Leaf, Kansas...
Robert 'Bob' Leslie Troudt (06/17/13)
Robert 'Bob' Leslie Troudt May 12, 1942 - June 15, 2013 WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Robert "Bob" Leslie Troudt, the middle of three sons, was born in Nelson, Nebraska, on May 12, 1942, to Leslie G. Troudt and D. Leone (Adamson) Troudt. The family lived on a farm southwest of Nelson, Nebraska, until 1955, when they moved to Davenport, Nebraska, for a short time before returning to the Nelson area in 1958...
Shirley Pond (06/17/13)
Shirley Pond Feb. 14, 1937 - June 15, 2013 HOLBROOK, Nebraska -- Shirley Pond, age 76, of Holbrook, died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge on June 15, 2013. She was born Shirley Ann Valentine Stout on Feb. 14, 1937, to Joseph and Mable (Fritzen) Stout at Oxford, Nebraska. Shirley attended and graduated from Oxford High School in 1955...
Phillys Evangeline Lyons (06/17/13)
Phillys Evangeline Lyons June 27, 1918 - June 14, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Phillys Evangeline Lyons, age 94, of McCook, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at Community Hospital. Phillys was born June 27, 1918, on her parents' farm near Wauneta, Nebraska to Jay A. and Orba (Pflum) Person. She attended and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1935. Phillys attended the University of Nebraska as one of the first Regent Scholars; graduating in 1939 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education...
Stephen C. Kruse (06/17/13)
Stephen C. Kruse March 24, 1963 - May 27, 2013 SELDEN, Kansas -- Stephen C. Kruse, 50, died May 27, 2013, at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. He was born March 24, 1963, in Hoxie, Kansas, to Marlin and Irene (Heim) Kruse. He attended Golden Plains Junior/Senior High School and NCK Technical College in Beloit...
Myrtle Carman Waldo (06/17/13)
Myrtle Carman Waldo Jan, 23, 1912 - June 14, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas --Myrtle Carman Waldo, 101, died Friday (June 14, 2013), at Good Samaritan Hosptial in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born Jan. 23, 1912, to Jess and Chelsie (Vaughn) Bell in rural Selden, Kansas, and was raised on the Sheridan County farm...
Leonard Cochran (06/17/13)
Leonard Cochran Sept. 2, 1926 - June 15, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Leonard Cochran, 86, died Saturday (June 15, 2013), at Decatur County Health Systems in Oberlin. He was born Sept. 2, 1926, in Decatur County, Kansas, to Virgil and Elsie (Horn) Cochran. He was raised on a Decatur County farm. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War...
Eva Barratt Bryan (06/17/13)
Eva Barratt Bryan Aug. 21, 1913 - June 15, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Eva Barratt Bryan, 99, died Saturday (June 15, 2013), at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born Aug. 21, 1913, in Decatur County, Kansas, to Clyde and Bessie (Stiner) Berry...
Robert McCosh (06/12/13)
Dr. Robert M. McCosh Dec. 25, 1923 - June 12, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dr. Robert M. McCosh, age 89, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his home in McCook. He was born on Dec. 25, 1923, and was adopted at age eleven by Mac and Grace McCosh of Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Denver High School and then attended the University of Colorado in Bolder, Colorado. Robert served his country in World War II entering the US Army on March 28, 1946, and was honorably discharged March 27, 1947...
Wes Donohue (06/13/13)
Wes Donohue BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Wes Donohue, 87, long-time resident of Benkelman, died Wednesday (June 12, 2013), at the Yuma Life Care Center in Yuma, Colorado. Survivors include daughters, Peggy Dinnel Anderson and husband, Dale, of Yuma, Colorado, Barbara Powell of North Platte, Nebraska and Deb Flemming and husband, Dave, of Bird City, Kansas; sons, Daniel Donohue and wife, Lois, of Bird City, Kansas and Donald Donohue and wife, Jana, of Gypsum, Colorado; brothers, Eldon Donohue of Upland, Nebraska and Jim Donohue and wife, Linda, of Inland, Nebraska; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.. ...
Brent E. Petty (06/13/13)
Brent E. Petty Feb.1, 1985 - June 8, 2013 SUN PRAIRIE, Wisconsin -- Brent E. Petty, age 28, died Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2013, at home. He was born Feb. 1, 1985, in Rockford, Illinois, the son of Everett and Marian (Spring) Petty. Brent is survived by his parents, Everett and Marian Petty of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; sister, Krystal Petty of Ottumwa, Iowa; brother, Austin Petty of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; his maternal grandparents, Roger and Ella Jane Spring of Rockford, Illinois; his paternal grandparents, William and Janice Petty of Friendship, Wisconsin; aunts and uncles, Scott and Michelle Spring, Nancy and Steffen Lang, Roger Allen Spring, Kevin and Roxanne Bunch, Daniel and Debbie Petty, David and Bonnie Petty, Elizabeth Petty, Lois Petty, Roger and Rachel Bleskachek; a host of cousins, and niece, Aubree Tafta.. ...
Mable Dewey (06/12/13)
Mable Dewey Jan 17, 1928 - June 11, 2013 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Mable Leona Phelps Dewey, daughter of Milo C. Phelps and Marjorie L. Phelps, was born on a stormy morning Jan. 17, 1928, the doctor braving the storm to get there. She passed away June 11, 2013, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton, after a long illness at the age of 85...
Sarah Irene Coe (06/12/13)
Sarah Irene Coe Sept. 18, 1928 - June 10, 2013 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Sarah Irene Coe, 84, of Beaver City, Nebraska, died Monday (June 10, 2013), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born Sept. 18, 1928, at Beaver City to Harvey J. and Hazel E. (Jennings) Smith...
Ferris L. Magee (06/11/13)
Ferris Lawayne Magee Nov. 11, 1927 - June 10, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Ferris Lawayne Magee, 85, of McCook, passed away at the Hillcrest Nursing Home on June 10, 2013. He was born south of Maxwell on Nov. 11, 1927, to Leroy and Olga (Hansen) Magee. Ferris attended a rural grade school then graduated from UNSA in 1945 in Curtis. He was baptized German Lutheran, but later preferred the Methodist Church...
Mable Dewey (06/11/13)
Mable Dewey TRENTON, Nebraska -- Mable Dewer, 85, died today (June 11, 2013), at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton. Services are 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Trenton. Burial is at the Trenton Cemetery, Hermann-Jones Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements...
Corrine Ruth Ficken (06/11/13)
Corrine Ruth Ficken Dec. 21, 1929 - June 10, 2013 ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Corrine Ruth Ficken, 83, died Monday (June 10, 2013), at Elwood Care Center, in Elwood. She was born Dec.21, 1929, at Cheyenne County, Kansas, to Fred and Virginia (Trembly) Sass...
Margaret Mary Hanna (06/10/13)
April 18, 1954 - June 8, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Margaret Mary Hanna died Saturday, June 8, 2013 in McCook. She was 59 years old. "Little Margaret" (as she was called by her family), was born April 18, 1954, on Easter Sunday, at Fort Riley, Kansas, to Mary Pauline (Gieber) and Rex I. Hanna, Jr. She moved to McCook in 2006...
Patricia L. Peters (06/10/13)
Patricia L. Peters McCOOK, Nebraska -- Patricia L. Peters, age 70, of McCook, Nebraska, died on June 7, 2013. She was born in McCook, Nebraska, to P. V. and Verna June (McGraw) Hays. She attended St. Patrick's Catholic Schools and graduated from McCook High School in 1961. Pat went to McCook College for one year...
Orval Albert Harold (06/10/13)
Orval Albert Harold Nov. 16, 1916 - May 13, 2013 COLUMBIA, Missouri -- Orval Albert Harold, 96, of Columbia, Missouri, died Friday (May 31, 2013). He was born Nov. 16, 1916, on a farmstead near Dresden, Kansas, to Albert Harold and Vera Bates Harold...
Orville Widger (06/10/13)
Orville Widger WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Orville Widger, 87, longtime resident of Wauneta, died Thursday (June 6, 2013), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Survivors include his wife, Ila of Wauneta; sons, Dan Widger and wife, Deb, of Wahoo, Nebraska and Sam Widger and wife, Michelle, of Kearney, Nebraska; brothers, Marlin Widger of Imperial, Nebraska and Dean Widger and wife, Diane, of Fort Morgan, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Carrie Widger of Ashland, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
James Fischer Wight (06/10/13)
James Fischer Wight May 3, 1924 - June 7, 2013 BARTLEY, Nebraska -- James Fischer Wight, age 89, of Bartley, died at his home on June 7, 2013. He was born near Maywood on May 3, 1924 to Benjamin H. and Lydia (Fischer) Wight. "Wighty," as his friends called him, graduated from Bartley High School in 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943, serving in the Asiatic and the Pacific Theatres as a signalman...
Bruce L. Kennedy (06/07/13)
Bruce L. Kennedy July 27, 1934 - June 4, 2013 GOTHENBURG, Nebraska -- Bruce L. Kennedy, 78, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died June 4, 2013, in Gothenburg. He was born July 27, 1934, in Page, Nebraska, to J.M. "Ket" Kennedy and Catherine (Loy) Kennedy...
Evelyn M. Olson (06/05/13)
Evelyn Marie Olson March 20, 1920 - June 4, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Evelyn Marie Olson, 93, died Tuesday (June 4, 2013), at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberiln. She was born March 20, 1920, in Rawlins County, Kansas, to Arthur and Ella (Cederberg) Lorenson. She was raised on a farm in Laing Township in Rawlins County and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1938,...
Barbara Jean Neumann (06/04/13)
Barbara Jean Neumann Jan. 3, 1925 - June 3, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Barbara Jean (Fassler) Neumann of McCook passed away Monday, June 3, 2013, at Community Hospital. She was 88 years old. Barbara was born on Jan. 3, 1925, at Culbertson to parents Virgil G. and Caroline (Wagner) Fassler. She graduated from Culbertson High School...
Velma Maxine 'Mickey' Smith (06/05/13)
Velma Maxine 'Mickey' Smith Jan 13, 1919 - May 31, 2013 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Velma Maxine "Mickey" (Thacther) Smith, 94, died Friday (May 31, 2013), at Good Samaritan Society in Atwood, Kansas. She was born Jan 13, 1919, at Promise City, Iowa. She was a sales clerk and worked in daycare...
Georgia Jean (Damratowski) Mohr (06/05/13)
Georgia Mohr Dec. 29, 1945 - May 18, 2013 SURPRISE, Arizona -- Georgia Jean (Damratowski) Mohr, 67, of Sun City West, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Surprise, Arizona. Services will be private She was born Dec. 29, 1945, in Loup City, Neb., to George and Evangeline (Placek) Damratowski...
Tanya Virginia Fritz (06/05/13)
Tanya Virginia Fritz July 8, 1968 - June 3, 2013 DENVER, Colorado -- Tanya Virginia Fritz, 44, died Monday (June 3, 2013). She was born July 8, 1968, in Denver, the daughter of Garry and Sharon Fritz. Many family members live in the McCook area. A celebration of life will be at the Bullock Colonial Chapel, 1375 E. Hampden Avenue, Englewood, CO 80113 on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m...
Robert Leon Dickmeyer (06/05/13)
Robert Leon Dickmeyer August 7, 1928 - June 3, 2013 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska --Robert Leon Dickmeyer, 84, of Bloomfield, Nebraska, formerly of Arapahoe, Nebraska, died Monday (June 3, 2013), at Bloomfield Good Samaritan Center. He was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Furnas County, Nebraska, to Henry F. and Rose Clara (Nieman) Dickmeyer...
David Evans II (06/04/13)
David Evans II Nov. 13, 1931 - June 2, 2013 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- David Evans II, proud Marine who served in Korea, passed away June 2, 2013. David lived in McCook from 1978 to 1992 and his wife, Vicki (Merrell) and her family are also from the McCook area...
Janice Vontz (06/03/13)
Janice Vontz BUTTONWILLOW, California -- Janice Vontz, of Buttonwillow, California, originally of the Indianola community, died on Feb. 3, 2013. Inurnment will be Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Indianola, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Indianola, with the Rev.Thomas McGuire officiating...
Sandra Sue Van Kirk (06/03/13)
Sandra Sue Van Kirk June 1, 1943 - March 4, 2013 SAN JOSE, California -- Sandra Sue Van Kirk of San Jose, California, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013, at her home in San Jose. She was 69 years of age. Sue was born in Hastings, Nebraska, to Elton Howard and Jessie Roberta (Ball) Morgan on June 1, 1943. She attended McCook Public Schools, and moved to California in 1963...
Dorothy M. Burgher (06/03/13)
Dorothy M. Burgher Jan. 16, 1918 - May 30, 2013 LONGMONT, Colorado -- Mrs. Wendell Burgher died at home in Longmont, Colorado, on May 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Gillespie and husband, Dr. Robert; son, Dr. Louis Burgher and wife, Susan; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be at Oakland Cemetery in Centerville, Iowa...