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Obituaries from July 2014

Herman C. Weidner (07/31/14)
Herman C. Weidner March 13, 1918 - July 29, 2014 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Herman C. Weidner, age 96, died at his home southwest of Culbertson on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born to Carl F. and Dorothea (Kahle) Weidner on March 13, 1918, south of Culbertson in Hitchcock County. Herman graduated from the eighth grade in 1932 from School District No. 62...
Edith 'Laverna' Amann (07/29/14)
Edith 'LaVerna' Amann June 15, 1924 - July 29, 2014 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Edith "LaVerna" Amann was born June 15, 1924, the second of seven children born to W.E. and Grace (Davis) Riley. She was born at the home of her grandparents, Ned and Nellie Davis northeast of Trenton, Nebraska. She passed away on July 29, 2014, at Linden Court in North Platte...
Chad Christopher Hackenkamp (07/29/14)
July 17, 1968 - July 26, 2014 BRIGHTON, Colo. -- Chad Christopher Hackenkamp,46, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died July 26, 2014, at his home in Brighton. He was born July 17, 1968, to Robert and Suzanne Hackenkamp. He graduated from McCook Senior High in 1986. After high school, he learned the masonry trade from his father. Later, Chad owned his own businesses and also worked for other masonry companies in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado...
Darrell W. Landau (07/29/14)
Jan. 22, 1923 - July 12, 2014 GARDEN GROVE, Calif. -- Always curious and forever learning, Darrell said he was a lucky guy. He said he was fortunate to grow up during the Depression where he had the opportunity to learn from his folks, extended family, wonderful teachers, friends and helpful local businessmen...
Clarence Frederick William Helms (07/28/14)
Clarence Frederick William Helms Jan. 21, 1921 - July 25, 2014 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Clarence Frederick William Helms, 93, of Arapahoe, died Friday (July 25, 2014), at Good Samaritan Society in Arapahoe. He was born Jan. 21, 1921, to Henry C. and Bertha (Hinz) Helms on the family farm northeast of Arapahoe...
Donna Jean Martin (07/25/14)
Donna Jean Martin Aug. 11, 1928 - July 25, 2014 HASTINGS, Neb. -- Former Stratton resident Donna Jean Martin, 85, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:30 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church of Stratton, Nebraska, with Pastor Sheila Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Stratton. Memorials may be given to the Little House Museum...
Harold Eugene Moore (07/25/14)
Harold Eugene Moore Dec. 17, 1929 - July 23, 2014 BARTELY, Neb. -- Harold Eugene Moore was born Dec. 17, 1929, to Ralph and Sylvia Rosier Moore at his Grandma Rosier's housein Red Willow County. He was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on July 23, 2014...
Gary Clark Mills (07/25/14)
Gary Clark Mills Sept. 19, 1938 - July 24, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Gary Clark Mills was born Sept. 19, 1938, to Clark and Emma Amen Mills at Gresham, Oregon, and died peacefully at his home July 24, 2014, in McCook. Gary moved to Culbertson, Nebraska, in 1947 with his family. Gary attended Culbertson school before joining the Marines. He served from Jan. 12, 1956, to Jan. 11, 1962, and was honorably discharged...
Joyce Ann (Whitney) Trumbo (07/23/14)
Joyce Ann Trumbo Feb. 23, 1939 - July 22, 2014 ALMENA, Kan. -- Joyce Ann Trumbo, 75, died Tuesday (July 22, 2014), at her home in Almena. She was born Feb. 23, 1939, to Arthur L. and Sylva (Wicker) Whitney in Norton, Kansas. She graduated from Almena Rural High School in 1957 and attended the Parks School of Business in Denver, Colorado...
Mary Jane 'Janie' Lentz (07/18/14)
Mary Jane 'Janie' Lentz April 25, 1949 - July 15, 2014 LUFKIN, Texas -- Mary Jane "Janie" Lentz, 65, was born April 25, 1949, in McCook, Nebraska, to Donald and Mary (Phelps) Lehl and died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at her turn of the century home in Lufkin, Texas...
Leota May Brown (07/24/14)
Leota May Brown May 25, 1934 - June 26, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Leota May Brown passed away at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska, on June 26, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer surrounded by family. She was 80 years old. Leota was born in Palisade, Nebraska, on May 25, 1934, to Gladys (Sharrah) and Wayne Porter. She graduated from Curtis, Nebraska, in 1952...
Ellis E. Fisher (07/23/14)
Ellis E. Fisher April 25, 1933 - July 21, 2014 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Ellis E. Fisher, 81, formerly of Oxford, Nebraska, died Monday (July 21, 2014), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born April 25, 1933, at Heltonville, Indiana, to Curtis and Benza (Glassco) Fisher...
Gene Moreland (07/23/14)
Gene Moreland IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Gene Moreland, 90, died Monday (July 21, 2014), at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. Survivors include his children, Kathy and husband, Butch Loring, Jodi and husband, Lex Thompson and Pat Schoenfelder, Mike and wife, Jane Moreland, all of Imperial and Kerry and husband, Britt German of Cozad, Nebraska; sister, Barbara McNair of Imperial; brother-in-law, Ed and wife, Dorothy Porter of Sioux City, Iowa; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren...
Artie Lebsack (07/22/14)
Artie Lebsack July 3, 1920 - July 20, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Artie Lebsack peacefully passed away shortly after midnight on Sunday, July 20, 2014, after just celebrating his 94th birthday on July 3rd. Artie's identical twin brother, Sammy, predeceased him in 1981. ...
Dana Gary Dack (07/22/14)
Dana Gary Dack March 18, 1959 - July 20, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Dana Gary Dack passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home in McCook unexpectedly. Dana was born March 18, 1959, to Robert Francis and Betty Louise (Burton) Dack at St. Catherine's Hospital, McCook. He attended McCook schools and graduated from McCook High School in 1978...
Arline Richardson (07/22/14)
Arline Richardson July 24, 1920 - July 10, 2014 TRENTON, Neb. -- Arline Margret (Myers) Richardson was born July 24, 1920, in Sutton, Nebraska, to Jens Rasmussen (of Denmark) and Pauline (Pfiester) Rasmussen. She was raised near the Stratton-Trenton area by her parents, Pauline (Pfiester) Myers and Archie Pete Myers, and was the oldest of nine siblings. She completed her 8th grade education and began working outside the home...
Anna Frances Albers (07/21/14)
Anna Frances Albers Aug. 24, 1931 - July 20, 2014 SELDEN, Kan. -- Anna Frances Albers, 82. died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Sheridan County LTCU in Hoxie, Kansas. She was born Aug. 24, 1931, to John and Francisca (Lang) Haffner in Quinter, Kansas. She grew up southeast of Hoxie, Nebraska...
Helen R. Vaughn (07/21/14)
Helen R. Vaughn Sept. 7, 1931 - July 17, 2014 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Memorial Mass for Helen R. Vaughn will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook, Nebraska, with Father Gary Brethour officiating. Private family inurnment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery at Fruita, Colorado, at a later date...
Gail E. Miller (07/21/14)
Gail E. Miller BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Gail E. Miller, 82, died Saturday (July 19, 2014), at Bird City. He was born July 14, 1932, at Thomas County, Kansas.He was a farmer and also a bus supervisor at the school. He was preceded in death by his son, Loren Miller, in 1991...
Margaret Lucille (Ruf) Goodenberger Hunter (07/21/14)
Margaret Lucille (Ruf) Goodenberger Hunter Aug. 6, 1934 - July 18, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Margaret Lucille (Ruf) Goodenberger Hunter of McCook passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 79 years old. Margaret was born on Aug. ...
Nancy Ann Steinkruger (07/18/14)
Nancy Ann Steinkruger Aug. 5, 1949 - July 15, 2014 OMAHA, Neb. -- Nancy Ann Steinkruger, of Cambridge, Nebraska, was born on Aug. 5, 1949, to Jack and Velma (Lipp) Siel in Red Cloud, Nebraska, and died suddenly on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 10 days...
William A. (Bill) Broomfield (07/17/14)
William A. (Bill) Broomfield Sept. 25, 1939 - July 16, 2014 INDIANOLA, Neb. -- William A. (Bill) Broomfield passed away peacefully at his home with loved ones around July 16, 2014. He was born to Jim and Geneva (Ruggles) Broomfield Sept. 25, 1939, in Red Willow County. ...
Bernard Kenneth Davidson (07/14/14)
Bernard Kenneth Davidson July 10, 2014 - July 10, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Bernard Kenneth Davidson, infant son of Billy and Amanda Davidson, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bernard Hock; great-grandparents, Lee Davidson, Kenneth and Louise Luther, Leslie and Maxine Hock, Francis J. Colling; and cousin, Steven Weskamp...
Arline Richardson (07/14/14)
Arline Richardson PALISADE, Neb. -- Arline Richardson, 93, died Thursday (July 10, 2014), at the El Dorado Nursing Home in Trenton, Nebraska.. Survivors include daughter, Phyllis Wood, of California; brother, Don Myers and wife, Charlotte, of Hamlet, Nebraska; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild...
Arlene Criger (07/16/14)
Arlene Criger BENKELMAN, Neb -- Arlene Criger, 70, long-time resident of Benkelman, died Monday (July 14, 2014), at the Dundy County Hospital, Benkelman. Survivors include her mother, Doris Edwards of Benkelman and children, Jimmy Doyle Criger of McCook and Todd Criger, of McCook, Nebraska...
Alma Katherine Miller (07/14/14)
Alma Katherine Miller April 24, 1922 - July 12, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Alma Katherine Miller, age 92, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, July12, 2014, at the Community Hospital in McCook. Alma was born April 24, 1922, in Culbertson, Nebraska, to parents Peter and Katherine Anna (Kindsvater) Frick. The family made their home in Culbertson, where Alma graduated from Culbertson High School in 1940...
Joan Ann (Shafer) Dack (07/15/14)
Joan Ann (Shafer) Dack Aug. 25, 1952 - July 14, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Joan Ann (Shafer) Dack of McCook passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at her home. She was 61 years old. Joan was born on Aug. 25, 1952, at St. Joseph, Missouri, to parents, Billy Franklin and Pauline Evelyn (Geyer) Shafer. She graduated from McCook High School in 1970...
James W. Melton (07/15/14)
James W. Melton BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- James W. Melton, age 96, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died at the Beaver City Manor on Saturday, July 12, 2014. He was born in Russell Springs, Kansas, to John and May (Wood) Melton. James was united in marriage to Caroline Roach on Nov. ...
Joan (Wilcox) Peterson (07/15/14)
Joan (Wilcox) Peterson August 25, 1952 - July 14, 2014 HASTINGS, Neb. -- Hastings resident Joan (Wilcox) Peterson, 80, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. There will be no services and private burial will be held at a later date at St. ...
Clyde Burnham Gleason (07/15/14)
Clyde Burnham Gleason January 23, 1929 - July 12, 2014 HAYS, Kan. -- Clyde Burnham Gleason, 85, died Saturday (July 12, 2014), at Ellis Good Samaritan in Ellis, Kansas. He was born Jan. 23, 1929, in Cheyenne County, Kansas. He was a farmer/elevator operator...
Maria Eva Kamla (07/15/14)
Maria Eva Kamla August 10, 1936 - July 13, 2014 BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Maria Eva Kamla died Sunday (July 13, 2014), at Good Samaritan Society in St. Francis, Kansas. She was born Aug. 10, 1936 in Munich, Germany. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. John Kamla in 2012; son, Brian Kamla in 1997 and three infant children,...
Robert 'Bobby' D. Martin (07/15/14)
Robert 'Bobby' D. Martin June 9, 1924 - July 13, 2014 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Robert "Bobby" D. Martin, 90, of died Sunday (July 13, 2014), at the Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege, Nebraska. He was born June 9, 1924 on the family homestead south of Hendley, Nebraska, to Robert L. and Louise M. (Kirste) Martin...
Opal R. Pearson (07/15/14)
Opal R. Pearson May 12, 1920 - July 12, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Opal R. Pearson passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, in McCook at the age of 94. Opal was born to Johnny and Olive Berryman on May 12, 1920. She graduated from Cozad High School in 1938. In 1941, she married Kermit Pearson of Gothenburg and they had five children together. ...
Lee C. Dutcher (07/14/14)
Jan. 15, 1925 - July 7, 2014 ROLLA, M0. -- Lee Carlton Dutcher, 89, passed away Monday (July 7, 2014), in Rolla, Missouri. He was born Jan. 15, 1925 on the homestead of his parents, A.W. and Minnie (Tucker) Dutcher in Red Willow County, southwest of McCook...
Walter H. May (07/10/14)
Walter May OBERLIN, Kan. -- Walter May, 90 of Oberlin, died today (July 10, 2014), at Community Hospital of McCook in McCook, Nebraska. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Norma Surber (07/14/14)
IMPERIAL, Neb. --Norma Surber, 92, died Wednesday evening (July 9, 2014) at the Imperial manor Nursing Home, Imperial. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Martin and husband, Jess, of Sutherland, Neb., and Mary Lee and husband, Charley, of Lamar, Neb.; two sons, Jim Surber and wife, Dianne, of Lemoyne, Neb., and Jerry Surber and wife, Pam, of Torrington, Wyoming; 15 grandchildren and one sister, Laurel Poland of Sargent, Neb...
Leta Sophia Emma Brunkhorst (07/14/14)
Sept. 5, 1920 - July 8, 2014 IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Leta Sophia Emma (Keiser) Brunkhorst was born on Sept. 5, 1920, to John and Mary (Haarberg) Keiser in Dundy County, the seventh child of a family of nine children. She was baptized on Oct. 3, 1920, by Pastor Victor Hoffman and confirmed on April 15, 1934, at St. ...
Florine May Harper-Theobald (07/14/14)
Florine May Harper-Theobald April 25, 1922 - July 11, 2014 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Florine May Harper-Theobald, 92, died Friday (July 11, 2014), at Beaver City Manor in Beaver City. She was born on April 25, 1922, at Beaver City to Leo and Mabel (Thompson) Harper...
Louis K. Gauger (07/14/14)
Louis K. Gauger Dec. 20, 1930 - July 11, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Louis K Gauger, 83, of Lincoln, passed away at the Country House on July 11, 2014. He was born Dec. 20, 1930, to Ludwig W. and Jeanette M. (Kugler) Gauger in Eustis, Nebraska. He attended school in Eustis, graduating in 1948. ...
Darrell Landau (07/14/14)
Darrell Landau GARDEN GROVE, Kan. -- Darrell Landau, 91, formerly of Oberlin, Kansas, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Garden Grove. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
James W. Melton (07/14/14)
James W. Melton BEAVER CITY, Neb. --James W. Melton, 96, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died at Beaver City Manor on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook with the Rev. K. C. Harryman officiating...
Cynthia L. Kohmetscher (07/14/14)
Cynthia L. Kohmetscher March 30, 1955 - July 10, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Cynthia L. Kohmetscher, age 59, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away July 10, 2014, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Cindy was born March 30, 1955, in Quinter, Kansas, to parents Kenneth R. ...
Eldora M. Allen (07/14/14)
Eldora M. Allen July 20, 1921 - July 10, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Neb.-- Eldora Marie Ellen Rosier Allen, age 92, passed away at Tri Valley Health System in Cambridge Thursday (July 10, 2014), after a short illness. Born in Wilcox, Nebraska, to Isaac Newton and Nellie Karschner Rosier, Eldora was the youngest child of the family with four older sisters and two older brothers...
Luana A.M. Gray (07/10/14)
Luana A.M. Gray May 22, 1959 - July 8, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Luana A.M. Gray, 55, died Tuesday (July 8, 2014), in Lincoln of cardiac arrest. She was born May 22, 1959, in Stratton, Nebraska, to Ozro James and Phyllis (Merklin) Gray. She grew up and attended school in Benkelman, Nebraska. She married Scott Sis and to this union three children were born...
Jeffry Robert Hafner (07/10/14)
Jeffry Robert Hafner April 23, 1970 - July 3, 2014 OGALLALA, Neb. -- Jeffry Robert Hafner was the oldest son born to Robert and Julie (Hutfles) Hafner on April 23, 1970, in Grand Island, Nebraska. He died in a car accident Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Ogallala, Nebraska...
Linda K. (Peterson) Bauer (07/10/14)
Linda K. (Peterson) Bauer Dec. 6, 1940 - June 29, 2014 LITTLETON, Colo. -- Linda K. (Peterson) Bauer, 73, died June 29, 2014. She was born Dec. 6, 1940, to Alden and Mildred Peterson in McCook, Nebraska. She attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado...
Louis Andrew 'Andy' Grenier (07/10/14)
Louis Andrew 'Andy' Grenier HASTINGS, Neb. -- Louis Andrew "Andy" Grenier, age 64, of Hastings, passed away at the Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings on June 27, 2014. He was born in Seattle, Washington, to Raymond and Phyllis (Wentz) Grenier. Andy grew up in McCook, Nebraska...
Lee C. Dutcher (07/10/14)
Lee C. Dutcher Jan. 15, 1925 - July 7, 2014 ROLLA, Missouri -- Lee C. Dutcher, 89, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died Monday (July 7, 2014), in Rolla. Graveside services are Monday, July 14, 2014, 10 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in McCook with military honors. Visitation will be Sunday, July 13, 2014, 4-8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Memorials may be given in his name. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences to the family...
Cynthia K. Lewis (07/09/14)
Cynthia K. Lewis Dec. 4, 1962 - July 7, 2014 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Cynthia K. Lewis, 51, of Trenton, Nebraska, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Wedgewood Care Center, Grand Island. Services will be 10 a.m (MST). Friday, July 11, 2014, at Wesleyan Church in Syracuse, Kansas, with the Rev. Joe Gould officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton County Cemetery in Syracuse, Kansas. Memorials are suggested to the family. Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements...
Donald E. Monasmith (07/09/14)
Donald E. Monasmith Aug. 10, 1933 - May 6, 2014 IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Donald Eugene Monasmith was born on Aug. 10, 1933, to Ruth (Pribbeno) and Marion Monasmith in Haxtun, Colorado. His family lived in the Lamar Community until the fall of 1947, when a tornado hit and the family relocated to the Crete community southwest of Champion. ...
Bette (Cone) Martin (07/08/14)
Bette (Cone) Martin June 16, 1942 - July 6, 2014 WILSONVILLE, Neb. -- Bette (Cone) Martin, daughter of James and Mildred Cone, was born June 16, 1942. Bette attended various schools growing up and graduated with the Shenandoah High School Class of 1960 in Shenandoah, Iowa. ...
Ronald Lytle (07/07/14)
Ronald Edwin Lytle June 17, 1945 - July 1, 2014 PALISADE, Neb-- Ronald Edwin Lytle, 69, Palisade, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CT, Wednesday, July 9 at Hamlet Union Church in Hamlet, Nebraska, with Pastor Kevin McGraw officiating. Burial will be a private family service at a later date...
Anogene Marie Rogers (07/07/14)
Anogene Marie Rogers Jan. 19, 1918 - July 3, 2014 REXFORD, Kan. -- Anogene Marie Rogers, 96, died Thursday (July 3, 2014), at Sheridan County Hospital in Hoxie, Kansas. She was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Sheridan County, Kansas, to Gottfried and Sarah McDonald Mumm...
Jeffry Robert Hafner (07/07/14)
Jeffry Robert Hafner April 21, 1970 - July 3, 2014 OGALLALA, Neb. -- Jeffry Robert Hafner, 44, formerly of Herndon, Kansas, died Thursday (July 3, 2014), in Ogallala. He was born April 21, 1970, in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Robert and Julie (Hutfles) Hafner. He was raised in Lexington, Nebraska. He attend St. Ann's Catholic High School in Lexington. After high school, he moved to Denver, Colorado, and later to Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He worked in construction...
Wilma M. May (07/01/14)
Wilma M. May Dec. 31, 1926 - June 30, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Wilma M. May, 87, died Monday (June 30, 2014), at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin, She was born Dec. 31, 1926, to Walter W. and Elsie J. (Humes) Wurm in rural Herndon, Kansas. She attended Lonely Valley District 39 school and Herndon High School. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and LWML...
Phyllis Cleora Wendland (07/01/14)
Phyllis Cleora Wendland Aug. 1, 1926 - June 30, 2014 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Phyllis Cleora Wendland, 87, died Monday (June 30, 2014), at Christian Homes in Holdrege, Nebraska. She was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Arapahoe to John and Lillie (Fahnholz) Wieland. ...
Kenny Denker (07/01/14)
Kenny Denker WAUNETA, Neb. -- Kenny Denker, 81, died Sunday (June 29, 2014), at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial, Nebraska. He was 81 years of age. Survivors include his wife, Cleo Denker of Wauneta, Nebraska; children, Kerry Denker of Wauneta, Debbie and husband, Bill Sandman of Utica, Nebraska, and Shelly and husband, Randy Yoder of Wauneta; sisters, Delores Taylor of Wauneta and Diane and husband, Dean Widger of Fort Morgan, Colorado; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren...