Obituaries from September 2013
Steven Paul Weskamp
Steven Paul Weskamp Feb. 21, 1976 - Sept. 2, 2013 DENVER, Colorado -- Steven Paul Weskamp, 37, of Denver, Colorado, died on Sept. 2, 2013, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Aurora, Colorado, on Feb. 21, 1976, the son of Lonnie and Barbara (Luther) Weskamp...
Harriette 'Jane' Unger
Harriette 'Jane" Unger Nov. 19, 1944 - Sept. 29, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Harriette "Jane" Unger, age 68, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Jane was born Nov. 19, 1944, to Harry and Erciel Drake. She graduated from McCook Senior High in 1963. ...
Beauford E. Gilbert
Beauford 'Beau' E. Gilbert July 25, 1922 - Sept. 29, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Beauford "Beau" E. Gilbert, age 91, of McCook, Nebraska, died on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was born in Frankfort, Michigan on July 25, 1922, to Ernest and Ethel (Osgood) Gilbert. ...
William Robert Frasier
William Robert Frasier Jan. 25, 1940 - Sept. 27, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- William Robert Frasier, age 73, of McCook, died at Community Hospital in McCook on Sept. 27, 2013. He was born in Hastings, Nebraska, on Jan. 25, 1940, to Robert and Virginia (Amon) Frasier. His family moved to McCook where he attended school, graduating from McCook High School in 1958...
Oscar P. Dutcher
Oscar P. Dutcher June 8 2013 -- Sept. 21 2013 MINTURN, Colorado -- Oscar Dutcher, son of Josh and Julie Dutcher and brother to Samantha, passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Saturday, Sept. 21st. His paternal grandparents are Jesse and Becky Dutcher of McCook, Nebraska. Maternal grandparents are Al and Charlotte Dunworth of Culbertson, Nebraska...
Lela Leora Stubbs
Lela Leora Stubbs June 11, 1913 - Sept. 28, 2013 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Lela Leora Stubbs, 100, of Beaver City, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2013), at Beaver City Manor. She was born June 11, 1913, on a farm near Beaver City to Bert A. and Grace (Gilchrist) Goosic...
Robert Louis Purvis
Robert Louis Purvis July 31, 1940 - Sept. 29, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Robert Louis Purvis of McCook passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Community Hospital. He was 73 years old. Robert was born on July 31, 1940, to parents, Lewis and Nora (Wagoner) Purvis...
Edward Voda Sept. 27, 1930 - Sept. 23, 2013 OGALLALA, Nebraska -- Edward Voda, age 82, of Ogallala, passed away Monday evening, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Green Acres Care Center in Amboy, Illinois. Edward was born Sept. 27, 1930, in Wauneta, Nebraska, son of Adolf and Bertha (Tepley) Voda. After graduating from Wauneta High School in 1949, he received a scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska and played football...
Lydia Sue Jensen Justin and Kelli Jensen of McCook announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Sue Jensen, who was born Sept. 7, 2013, in McCook. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long. She has one brother, Jace, 2-years-old. Grandparents are Dann and Sue Nelms of Benkelman, Nebraska and Jerry and Gail Jensen of North Platte, Nebraska. Great-grandparents are Richard and Yvonna Hayes of Cambridge, Nebraska and Shirley Nelms of McCook...
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Leona R. Trout
Leona R. Trout March 1, 1923 - Sept. 26, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Leona Anna Regina Trout, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth. She was 90 years old. Leona was born on March 1, 1923, in Okawville, Illinois, to parents, Henry and Caroline (Wiechert) Hoelscher...
Dennis Lee Foley
Dennis 'Lee' Foley May 21, 1940 -Sept.25, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dennis "Lee" Foley of McCook passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin, Kansas. Lee was born on May 21, 1940, in Oberlin, Kansas to Helen Marie (Johnson) and Loyd Manford Foley. ...
Kenneth Leroy Harding
Kenneth Leroy Harding Jan. 18, 1934 - Sept. 24, 2013 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Kenneth Leroy Harding, 79, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Tuesday (Sept. 24, 2013), at Cozad Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 18, 1934, near Beaver City to Leroy and Velma R. (Beeler) Harding. He grew up on a farm northwest of Beaver City. He moved to town with his parents in 1968...
Kayla J. Quist
Kayla J. Quist Feb. 14, 1965 - Sept. 20, 2013 GREELEY, Colorado -- Kayla J. Quist, CMSW, 48, passed away on Sept. 20, 2013, at the hospital in Greeley, Colorado, of complications from MS. Kayla was born in Little Falls, Minnesota on Feb. 14, 1965. She graduated from high school in Brighton, Colorado, in 1983 and received her BA from Midland Luteran College in Fremont, Nebraska in 1987. ...
Ramona Hornkohl Jan. 17, 1930 - Sept. 19, 2013 MARION, Nebraska -- Ramona Hornkohl, age 83, of Marion, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2013), at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born on the family farm Jan. 17, 1930, near Norcatur, in Decatur County, Kansas. She attended grade school in Kanona and graduated from Oberlin High School. Ramona was employed by one of the Oberlin restaurants until she married Harold Hornkohl on May 9, 1953. To this union their son, Bob, was born in 1955...
Vesta Eldora (Ohlson) Premer
Vesta Eldora (Ohlson) Premer Sept. 11, 1913 - Sept. 20, 2013 BARTLEY, Nebraska -- Vesta Eldora (Ohlson) Premer, age 100, departed this life on Sept. 20, 2013, at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. She was born north of Bartley on Sept. 11, 1913, to Benjamin Edward and Mable Ellen (Bede) Ohlson...
Thomas 'Tom' Gene DeBauche
Thomas 'Tom' Gene DeBauche Sept. 22, 1939 - Sept. 21, 2013 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Thomas "Tom" Gene DeBauche passed away Sept. 21, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Tom was born on Sept. 22, 1939, to Russell Earl DeBauche and Hazel Marie Carrier at Whiting Iowa. He was the second of eight children. Tom attended and graduated high school from Onawa, Iowa in 1957...
Brad D. Ross
Brad D. Ross April 2, 1969 - Sept. 20, 2013 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Brad D. Ross, age 44, died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sept. 20, 2013. He was born in Cambridge on April 2, 1969, to Michael and Judy (Vontz) Ross. Brad graduated from Bartley High School in 1987. He then attended McCook Community College for a year...
Albert E. White
Albert E. White April 1, 1924 - Sept.19, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Albert E. White, age 89, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Albert was born in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on April 1, 1924, to parents Joseph W. and Rena V. (Bowering) White. He was one of nine children. Albert graduated from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro and then went on to attend Dickerson College in Pennsylvania...
Lawrence L. Kentfield
Lawrence L. Kentfield May 28, 1929 - Sept. 20, 2013 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Lawrence L. Kentfield, 84, of Beaver City, died Friday (Sept. 20, 2013), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Nebraska. He was born on May 28, 1929, at Beaver City, to Erwin B. and Gertrude E. (Manley) Kentfield...
Roland Wilke Sept. 26, 1932 - Sept. 18, 2013 CULBERTSON, Nebraksa -- Roland Wilke, 80, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2013), at his home in Culbertson. Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 2:30 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Marvin Wilke officiating. Burial will be in the Culbertson Cemetery...
Gerald K. Baney
Gerald K. Baney BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Gerald Baney, 87, died Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2013), the Dundy County Hospital. Survivors include children, Deborah and husband, Ralph White of Dallas, Texas, Clayton Baney of Grant, Nebraska; sister, Verle Behlke of Benkelman; brother, Marlin Baney of Evans, Colorado; step-brother-in-law, Delmer Bader of Oberlin, Kansas; step-sister-in-law, Marsha Morrow of Rogers, Arkansas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
Harold Richards Sept. 20, 1929 - Sept. 19, 2013 HAYES CENTER, Nebraska -- Harold Lee Richards, Jr., age 83, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at his residence near Hayes Center, Nebraska, one day shy of his 84th birthday. Harold, the oldest son of Harold L. and Mae (Lyons) Richards was born Sept. 20, 1929, on the family homestead in Hayes County. He graduated from Hayes County High School in 1947...
Albert E. White
Albert E. White April 1, 1924 - Sept. 19, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Albert E. White, 89, died Thursday (Sept. 19, 2013), at Good Samaritan Health System in Kearney. Services are pending and will be announced by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook...
Donald C. Schaepler
Donald C. Schaepler June 16, 1927 - Sept. 15, 2013 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Donald C. Schaepler, 86, of Arapahoe died Sunday (Sept. 15, 2013), at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center at Arapahoe. He was born June 16, 1927, at Stromsburg, Nebraska, to Charles and Alveena (Dobberstein) Schaepler. He grew up at Polk, Nebraska, and graduated from Polk High School in 1945. He married Margaret M. Gertsch on Sept. 12, 1948, near Polk...
Shirley Jean Stecker
Shirley Jean Stecker Sept. 3, 1930 - Sept. 15, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Shirley J. Stecker died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at her home following a valiant battle with cancer. She was 83. She was born Sept. 3, 1930, to Virgil and Ruth Cooper Shackelford in Imperial, Nebraska. ...
Gary L. Allen
Gary L. Allen July 23, 1936 - Sept. 15, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas --Gary L. Allen, 77, died Sunday (Sept. 15, 2013), in Oberlin. He was born July 23, 1936, in Oberlin to Fred and Elodie (Morrissette) Allen. He grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Decatur Community HIgh School in 1954...
Genevieve M. 'Jen' Umshler
Genevieve M. 'Jen' Umshler Nov. 8, 1921 - Sept. 16, 2013 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Genevieve M. "Jen" Umshler, 91, of Chadron, Nebraska, died Monday (Sept. 16, 2013), at her daughter's home in Arapahoe, Nebraska. She was born on Nov. 8, 1921, in Osceola, Nebraska, to Floyd Melvin and Eva May (DeLand) Hartson. ...
Merit L. Bell
Merit L. Bell LINCON, Nebraska -- Merit L. Bell, 80, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Lincoln. He was born to Marvin "Hap" Bell and Doraleen (Reid) Bell in the town of Norcatur, Kansas. He was an active member of Word of Life Church in Lincoln. Merit was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.To the many who knew him, he was an all-around great guy...
Wayne R. Hansen
Wayne R. Hansen March 1, 1936 - Sept.15, 2013 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska --Wayne R. Hansen, age 77, of Cambridge, died on Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 2013, at his home. He was born in Herman, Nebraska, on March 1, 1936, to Hans and Josena (Fransen) Hansen. The family moved to Bartley when Wayne was nine years old. He graduated from Bartley High School in 1953...
Fred H. Waldo
Fred H. Waldo Jan. 25, 1929 - Sept. 14, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Fred H. Waldo, 84, died Sept. 14, 2013, at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. He was born Jan, 25, 1929, in Oberlin to Dwight and Emma (Horky) Waldo. He was raised in Oberlin and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1947. He married Mildred Marcuson on Sept. 12, 1948, at Lund Covenant Church in rural Oberlin...
OBERLIN, Kansas -- Gary Allen, 77, died Sunday (Sept. 15, 2013), at Oberlin.
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Phyllis Ann Moyer
Phyllis Ann Moyer April 5, 1935 - Sept. 3, 2013 BRUSH, Colorado -- Phyllis Ann Moyer, 78, longtime area resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at East Morgan County Hospital in Brush. She was born April 5, 1935, in Oberlin, Kansas, to Rex and Estel (Hoppas) Macy. ...
Paul Richard Meyerle
Paul Richard Meyerle April 3, 1926--Sept. 12, 2013 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Paul Richard Meyerle, 87, of Cambridge, Nebraska, passed away Sept. 12, 2013, in McCook, Nebraska. Paul was born northwest of Holbrook, Nebraska, on April 3, 1926, to Charles Meyerle, and Delia Weyenberg Meyerle. The second of four children, Paul had one older brother, Felix (Bud), now deceased, and is survived by his younger sister, Lois Bradshaw of Kingsville, Texas, and brother Gerald (Jerry) of Holbrook...
Peggy Jane Hoskovec
Peggy Jane Hoskovec Nov. 23, 1950 - Sept. 10, 2013 PALISADE, Nebraska -- Peggy Jane Hoskovec of Palisade passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was 62 years old. Peggy was born on Nov. 23, 1950, at Columbus, Nebraska, to parents, Paul Daniel and Gladys Marie (Blaser) Donoghue. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1969. She continued her education at Platte College in Columbus graduating with a LPN degree in nursing...
Leslie L. Harris
Leslie L. Harris Oct. 13, 1945 - Sept. 7, 2013 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Leslie L. Harris, 67, died Saturday (Sept. 7, 2013), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. He was born Oct. 13, 1945, in Canadian, Texas, to Charles and Esther Harris. He grew up in Beverly, Nebraska, where he attended grade school. ...
Taylor Eugene Kentfield
Taylor Eugene Kentfield Oct. 12, 1991 - Sept. 10, 2013 BROOKINGS, South Dakota -- Taylor Eugene Kentfield, 21, of Brookings, South Dakota, formerly of LeMars and Glenwood, Iowa and Cortland, Nebraska, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013...
Mary Lou Ohrman
Mary Lou Ohrman Aug. 31, 1927 - Sept. 8, 2013 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Mary Lou Ohrman passed away Sept. 8, 2013, at her home in Benkleman, Nebraska. She was born Aug. 31, 1927, in Hill City, Kansas, to Mabel (Custine) and Frank R. Brown. Mary Lou attended school in Colby, Kansas, graduating with the class of 1945. ...
Earle D. Niermeier
Earle D. Niermeier June 8, 1928 - Sept. 7, 2013 HAYS, Kansas -- Earle D. Niermeier died Saturday (Sept. 7, 2013), at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. He was born June 8, 1928, to Fred and Sophie (Holste) Niermeier west of Ludell, Kansas. He attended Atwood High School and graduated in 1946. He married Dorothy Ann Samson on Dec. 26, 1948...
LeRoy Yost March 8, 1928 - Sept. 6, 2013 HAYES CENTER, Nebraska -- LeRoy Yost, 85, died Friday (Sept. 6, 2013), at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska. He was born March 8, 1928, on the family farm southwest of McCook to Everett Yost and Minnie (Weeks) Yost...
Amanda 'Mandie' Douglas
Amanda 'Mandie' Douglas WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Amanda "Mandie" Douglas, 35, died Tuesday, (Sept. 3, 2013), at her home in Wauneta. Survivors include her husband, Troy Douglas; daughter, Tryphena; and parents, James and Marvene Roe, all of Wauneta; sisters, Tammy Walkowski and husband, Nick of Paris, Illinois and Laura Blomstedt and husband, John of McCook; brothers, Darren Roe and Isaiah Roe, of Wauneta...
Russell G. Rhodes
Russell G. Rhodes
May 13, 1917 - Sept. 1, 2013
OBERLIN, Kansas -- Russell G. Rhodes, 96, of Dresden, Kansas, died Sunday (Sept. 1, 2013), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin, Kansas,
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Eugene Glenn 'Gene' Koons
Eugene Glenn 'Gene' Koons July 31, 1928 - Aug. 9 2013 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Eugene Glenn "Gene" Koons was born July 31, 1928, on a farm seven miles south of Watkins County. He died Aug. 9, 2013, at Rawlins County Medical Center in Atwood, Kansas, at the age of 85...
Gary E. Metcalf
Gary E. Metcalf Aug. 25, 1931 - Aug. 20, 2013 LAKEWOOD, Colorado -- Gary E. Metcalf, 81, passed away Aug. 20, 2013, at Catherine's Quality of Life Home in Lakewood, Colorado. He was born on the family farm in Decatur County, Kansas on Aug. 25, 1931, to Elmer and Vida May (Berry) Metcalf...
Rita Ann Shaffer
Rita Ann Shaffer May 17, 1952 - Aug. 30, 2013 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Rita Ann Shaffer passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 61 years old. Rita was born on May 17, 1952, on the family farm in Frontier County to parents, Glen E. and Helen (Halley) Swayne. She was baptized into the Methodist Church as an infant. She graduated from McCook High School in 1970...
Lucille Spaulding Aug. 10, 1912 - Aug. 18, 2013 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Lucille Josephine (Schutte) Spaulding was born Aug. 10, 1912, in St. Stephens, Nebraska, to Herman and Maria (Grabenschroer) Schutte. Lucille grew up and attended grade school in Indianola, Nebraska...