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Obituaries from October 2013

Richard A. Sitzman (10/30/13)
Richard A. Sitzman March 17, 1934 - Oct. 29, 2013 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Richard A. "Dick" Sitzman of Indianola passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was 79 years old. Dick was born on March 17, 1934, at Culbertson to parents, Henry and Helen (Hill) Sitzman. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1951...
Allen D. Meyers (10/29/13)
Allen D. Meyers Feb. 12, 1957 - Oct. 19, 2013 LONGMONT, Colorado -- Allen D. Meyers (Al), 56, Longmont, Colorado, passed away suddenly on Oct.19, 2013, from natural causes. Allen was born on Feb. 12, 1957, to Duane and Laura (Deeds) Meyers in McCook, Nebraska. ...
Tracy Joseph (Toby) Thieben (10/29/13)
Tracy Joseph (Toby) Thieben June 11, 1973 - Oct. 26, 2013 SAFETY HARBOR, Florida -- Tracy Joseph (Toby) Thieben, son of R.J. (Bill) & Linda (Crocker) Thieben was born on June 11, 1973, in McCook, Nebraska. He passed away October 26, 2013, in Safety Harbor, Florida, as the result of an automobile accident at the age of 40...
Lola M. Wilke (10/28/13)
Lola May Wilke May 5, 1934 - Oct. 27, 2013 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Lola May Wilke was born in Dickens, Nebraska, which is in Hayes County on May 5, 1934. She was the seventh one of 11 children. Lola went to school in Dickens, but later moved to Wallace, Nebraska, where she graduated. She was the only one of her siblings whoever went to college. She went to McCook Junior College for 2 years. After that she began working by teaching school at St. Ann's Country School...
Dareld Dean Blake (10/28/13)
Dareld Dean Blake April 24, 1937 - Oct. 24, 2013 SUTHERLAND, Nebraska -- Dareld Dean Blake, 76, of Sutherland, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Dareld was born on April 24, 1937, to Marjorie and Claude Blake in McCook, Nebraska. He grew up in Bartley and graduated from Bartley Public School in 1955. In 1954 Dareld enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and was honorably discharged in 1958...
Betty J. (Carpenter) Harmon (10/28/13)
Betty J. (Carpenter) Harmon June 16, 1919 - Oct. 11, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Betty J. (Carpenter) Harmon passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Betty was born on June 16, 1919, at Campbell, Nebraska to Tarlington Bates and Minnie Blanche (Harvey) Carpenter...
Jon W. Leitner (10/23/13)
Jon W. Leitner Jan. 18, 1950 - Oct. 18, 2013 SEDONA, Arizona -- Jon W. Leitner, 63, died Oct. 18, 2013 in Sedona. He was born Jan. 18, 1950, in McCook, Nebraska to Elmer and Betty Leitner and graduated from McCook High School in 1968. He attended Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska as a scholarship recipient in the areas of painting, athletics and academics. ...
Keith Barnett (10/21/13)
Keith Barnett Aug. 11, 1929 - Oct. 21, 2013 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Keith Barnett, 84, died Monday (Oct. 21, 2013), at the Good Samaritan Society in Atwood. He was born Aug. 11, 1929, in rural Rexford, Kansas, to Ray and Daisy (Myers) Barnett. He was raised on a farm north of Rexford. He attended Hawkeye County School and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1946...
Edna Criger (10/21/13)
.Edna Criger July 24, 1916 - Oct. 21, 2013 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Edna Ferguson Criger was born July 24, 1916, the third child of Henry and Mae (Bales) Ferguson outside Morsenville, Kansas. On Thanksgiving Day, 1922, her family moved to Southwest Nebraska, where she lived the remaining time...
Ellis Kasten (10/22/13)
Ellis Kasten March 14, 1939 - Oct. 12, 2013 KAMSLOOP, British Columbia -- Ellis Kasten, 74, of Kamsloop, British Columbia, formerly of Nebraska, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, after a six month battle with cancer. He was born on March 14, 1939 to Carl and Elsie Kasten and grew up near McCook, Nebraska. ...
Billy Dean Williamson (10/21/13)
Billy Dean Williamson Aug. 21, 1929 - Oct. 18, 2013 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Billy Dean Williamson,84, of Arapahoe, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2013), at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born Aug. 21, 1929, in Stratton, Nebraska, to William and Georgia (Thomas) Williamson. ...
Sherri Irene Kennedy Ruf (10/21/13)
Sherri Irene Kennedy Ruf March 11, 1965 - Oct. 18, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Sherri Irene Kennedy Ruf was born March 11, 1965, in Norton, Kansas, to Jerry and Imogene (Scott) Kennedy. She went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, surrounded by her loving family...
Richard Shaw (10/18/13)
Richard E. Shaw Sept. 18, 1951 - Oct. 18, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- It is impossible to summarize Richard Shaw's life in just a few paragraphs. But we will try. An outdoorsman all of his life, even as a child Rich was interested in wildlife of every kind. ...
Helen L. Sell (10/17/13)
Helen Louise Sell Aug. 2, 1926 - Oct. 17, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Helen Louise Sell, age 87, went to Heaven Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. She was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Smith Center, Kansas, to Cecil and Hazel Bolin. Helen attended school in Oberlin, Kansas and Orleans, Nebraska. She then moved to Stamford, Nebraska, where she attended junior high and high school and graduated in 1944...
Lila N. Johnson (10/17/13)
Lila Nadine Johnson April 29, 1938 - Oct. 17, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Lila Nadine Johnson, age 75, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Lila was born on April 29, 1938, in McCook to Harry H. and Lena (Hein) Schafer. She graduated from McCook High School in 1955...
Charlotte M. Johnson (10/16/13)
Charlotte Marie Johnson Sept. 18, 1921 - Oct. 16, 2013 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Charlotte Marie Johnson, age 92, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. Charlotte was born on Sept. 18, 1921, in Imperial, Nebraska, to John and Martha (Neverve) Teply. She lived her childhood on a farm north of Wauneta until she was 16 and went to California to work in an airplane factory for the war effort...
Tama Unger (10/16/13)
Tama Unger REXFORD, Kansas -- Tama Unger, 48, died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2013), at Citizens Medical Center in Colby, Kansas. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home.
Elaine May Warner (10/16/13)
Elaine May Warner Oct. 14, 1931 - Oct. 14, 2013 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Elaine May Warner, 82, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2013), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born Oct. 14, 1931, at Holdrege, Nebraska to Lester and Irma (McCoy) Gregg. ...
Lecia Pottoff (10/14/13)
Lecia LaVonne Potthoff Oct. 26, 1939 - Oct. 11, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Lecia LaVonne Potthoff age 73,was born on Oct. 26, 1939, and passed away on Oct. 11, 2013, at Hillcrest Nursing Home after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Omaha and came to McCook at the age of seven to live with her parents, John A. (Jack) and Gladys (Hein) Kidd...
Betty J. Harmon (10/14/13)
Betty J. Harmon June 16, 1919 - Oct. 11, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Betty J. Harmon, 94, died Friday (Oct. 11, 2013), at Hillcrest Nusing Home in McCook. Services are tentatively set for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments...
Mertice Grant Chancellor (10/11/13)
Mertice Grant Chancellor July 11,1945 - Oct. 10, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Mertice Grant Chancellor, 68, formerly of McCook, died Oct. 10. 2013. He was born July 11, 1945, to Theodore M. and Darleene (Beem) Chancellor in Butte, Nebraska. He graduated from McCook High School in 1964. He also attended Gulf Coast Bible College, Houston, Texas, and McCook Beauty Academy...
Sheryl Lee Stroup (10/10/13)
Sheryl Lee 'Sher' Stroup Sept. 14, 1949 - Oct. 10, 2013 BENKLEMAN Nebraska -- Sheryl Lee "Sher" Stroup passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 64 years old. Sher was born on Sept. 14, 1949, at Denver, Colorado, to parents, Merle Boyd and Pauline Margaret (Hessler) Nunenkamp. As a child she was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. She graduated from Lutheran Parochial High School in Denver in 1967...
Sylvia Jane Coppin (10/11/13)
Sylvia Jane Coppin May 3, 1920 - Oct.10, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Sylvia Jane Coppin, age 93, passed away Oct. 10, 2013, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born May 3, 1920, on the family farm near Culbertson to Charlie and Mae (Wilson) Barger. On May 15, 1959 she married Robert L. Coppin at the First Christian Church in McCook...
Theda Marlene Biesecker (10/11/13)
Theda Marlene Biesecker Sept. 13, 1940 - Oct. 10, 2013 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Theda Marlene Biesecker, age 73, of Cambridge, passed away Oct. 10, 2013, at Cambridge Manor Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 13, 1940, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Wayne Biesecker and Maxine Nutter. She attended Indianola, Nebraska, schools...
Walter Jack Sikes (10/10/13)
Walter Jack Sikes Dec. 30, 1926 - Oct. 8, 2013 YORK, Nebraska -- Walter Jack Sikes, 86, of York, died at his home Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, in the presence of his family. He was born Dec. 30, 1926, to Norbon and Emma (Gibbs) Sikes in Rowden, Texas. ...
Margaret Mary Harr (10/09/13)
Margaret Mary Harr Oct. 18, 1928 - Oct. 9, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Margaret Mary Harr, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born on Oct. 18, 1928, to Rodney and Matilda (DeRouchey) Montgomery in Norfolk, Nebraska. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Norfolk in 1946 and Mercy Nursing School in 1949...
Elsie A. Winder (10/09/13)
Elsie A. Winder July 16, 1932- Oct. 4, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Elsie A. Winder, 81, of Oberlin, died Friday (Oct. 4, 2013), at Deseret Nursing Home in Kensington, Kansas. She was born July 16, 1932, in Cope, Colorado, to William Fanklin and Fiona Mable (Logue) Craig. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1950...
Doug Edward Kolsky (10/09/13)
Doug Edward Kolsky March 5, 1953 - Sept. 19, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Doug Edward Kolsky, 60, of Oberlin, died Sept. 19, 2013, at his residence. He was born March 5, 1953, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, to Harwood and Frances (Cilek) Kolsky. He was raised in Saratoga, California. He attended high school in Saratoga and later, San Jose State University...
Owen E. Wilson (10/08/13)
Owen E. Wilson Aug. 31, 1932 - Oct. 7, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Owen E. Wilson, 81, of Oberlin, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2013), at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin, Kansas. He was born Aug. 31, 1932, in Oberlin to Andrew and Elizabeth (Schissler) Wurm.He was raised in Traer, Kansas and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1950. He served in the United States Army...
Jan Marie Horn (10/08/13)
Jan Marie Horn Jan. 14, 1958 - Sept. 30, 2013 CUMBERLAND FURNACE, Tennessee -- Jan Marie Horn of Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee, originally of McCook, passed away on Sept. 30, 2013, at her home. She was 55 years old. Jan was born on Jan. 14, 1958, at McCook to parents, Elvin Clare and Marion Elvera (Dotson) Allen. ...
Esther E. Pennington (10/07/13)
Esther E. Pennington April 27, 1914 - Oct. 6, 2013 HERNDON, Kansas -- Esther E. Pennington, 99, died Sunday (Oct. 6, 2013), in Herndon. She was born April 27, 1914, in rural Herndon to Mathias and Elizabeth (Huss) Hartner. She attended Herndon High School and St. Anthony's Nurses Training in Denver, Colorado...
Bernard H. Koetter (10/04/13)
Bernard Henry Koetter March 3, 1935 - Oct. 3, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Bernard Henry Koetter, age 78, of McCook, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at home in McCook, Bernard Henry Koetter was born on March 3, 1935, at the family farmhouse north of McCook, Nebraska, to Arthur and Mary (Lepper) Koetter and was confirmed at St. ...
Eunice Peterson (10/07/13)
Eunice Peterson IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Eunice Peterson, 92, former resident of Imperial, died Thursday (Oct. 3, 2013), at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, Nebraska. Survivors include children, Amy Petersen and husband, Harlan of Hay Springs, Connie Buresh and husband, John of Littleton, Colorado, Larry Peterson and wife, Gail of Imperial, Gail Fae Wees and husband, Pat of Boise, Idaho, Sharon Rodgers and husband, Charles of Estes Park, Colorado, Kathy Riley and husband, Ron of Lincoln, Nebraska; sisters, Esther Poe and husband, Don of Holyoke, Colorado, Gladys Walgren and husband, Ed of Beaverton, Oregon, Joan Roskop and husband, Ken of Wray, Colorado; brother, Rex Douglass of Malaysia; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Robert G. Carlson (10/03/13)
Aug. 16, 1932-Oct. 2, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Robert G. Carlson, age 81, of McCook died on Oct. 2, 2013, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born in McCook, on Aug. 16, 1932, to W. LeRoy and Matilda Mae (Schlecht) Carlson. Robert attended and graduated from the McCook High School in 1949. He was confirmed in the Peace Lutheran Church on April 14, 1948...
Betty Parrish (10/03/13)
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Betty Jean Parrish was born March 2, 1945, in Columbia, South Carolina, to Harold C. and Edna H. (Daschofsky) Parrish. As a young girl she moved with her family to Imperial, Nebraska, where she attended school. Betty moved to McCook, Nebraska, in 1974, and began a long career working for the Southwest Area Training Services. ...
Alden 'Skelly' Vern Remington (10/04/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Alden"Skelly" Vern Remington was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Danbury, Nebraska, to George and Anna Catherine (Ward) Remington. He passed away Oct. 3, 2013, in McCook, Nebraska, at the age of 88. After finishing his senior year of high school, he was drafted into the Navy where he served as a Radioman Third Class on the USS Lansdowne (also called the Lucky L) from 1944 until 1946. ...
Berdeen Marie Yost Thorpe (10/03/13)
Berdeen Marie Yost Thorpe Feb. 19, 1927 - Oct. 1, 2013 SUTHERLAND, Nebraska -- Berdeen Marie Yost Thorpe, 86, of Sutherland, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at the Sutherland Care Center. Berdeen was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Dundy County, Nebraska to John and Frances Louella Donze. ...
Bernice I. Huxoll (10/03/13)
Bernice I. Huxoll April 10, 1918 - Oct. 1, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Bernice I. Huxoll, age 95, of McCook, Nebraska, formerly of Arapahoe, Nebraska passed away on Tuesday (Oct. 1, 2013), at Hillcrest Nursing Home, in McCook. She was born April 10, 1918, south of Arapahoe, Nebraska to Ed and Anna (Reitz) Riepe. ...
Ramona Grace Schievelbein (10/03/13)
Ramona Grace Schievelbein Dec. 6, 1942 - Sept.29, 2013 ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Ramona Grace Schievelbein, 70, of Elwood, Nebraska, passed away suddenly at her home on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Ramona was born Dec. 6, 1942, in Palisade, Nebraska, to Vernon and Grace (Nutt) Shepherd. ...
Howard J. Baumbach (10/02/13)
Howard J. Baumbach June 1, 1918 - Oct. 2, 2013 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Howard Joseph Baumbach was born June 1, 1918, at home in the Ash Creek Community South West of Indianola, the son of William Frederick and Lillian Marie (Junker) Baumbach. He passed away Oct. 2, 2013, in the hospital at Cambridge, Nebraska, at the age of 95...
Doug Kolsky (10/02/13)
Doug Kolsky OBERLIN, Kansas -- Doug Kolsky died Tuesday (Oct. 1, 2013), at his home. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Michelle Rae Jarmin (10/01/13)
Michelle Rae Jarmin July 13, 1961 - Sept. 28, 2013 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Michelle Rae Jarmin, 52, of Wilsonville, Nebraska, died Saturday (Sept. 28, 2013) at her home. She was born July 13, 1961, at Hastings, Nebraska, to Eldean and Mary Lou (Lewis) Einspahr...
Elizabeth Jean Van Wormer (10/01/13)
Elizabeth Jean Van Wormer CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Elizabeth Jean Van Wormer, 86, died today (Oct. 1, 2013), at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. No services are planned at this time. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Marie Walker (10/01/13)
Anna Marie Walker May 10, 1965 - Sept. 24, 2013 PALISADE, Nebraska -- Anna Marie Walker, 48, of Palisade, died Sept. 24, 2013, at Community Hospital in McCook after a seven-year battle with cancer. She was born May 10, 1965, in Denver, Colorado, to William and Louise (Friese) Keenan...