Obituaries from September 2014
Dellene E. Austerman
Dellene E. Austerman July 11, 1949 - Sept. 28, 2014 NEW ALMELO, Kan. -- Dellene E. Austerman, 65, died Sunday (Sept. 28, 2014), at the Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kansas. She was born July 11, 1949, in Fairbury, Nebraska, to Frank and Lola (Glass) Van Waning. She married James Austerman on July 29, 2003. She worked as a secretary in Norton and Hoxie, Kansas...
Doris M. Oleson
Doris M. Oleson Jan. 2, 1920 - Sept. 27, 2014 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Doris M. Oleson, 94, of Kearney, died Saturday (Sept. 27, 2014), at Wel-Cov Assisted Living in Kearney. She was born Jan. 2, 1920, at Nora, Nebraska, in Nuckolls County to Charley and Bertha (Wilson) Hamel. She married Ole Oleson Jr. on Jan. 4, 1942. They farmed northwest of Holbrook, Nebraska, for the next 36 years. She lived in central Nebraska in various towns until moving in 2011 to Wel-Cov Assisted Living in Kearney...
Howard Wyss Aug. 22, 1924 - Sept. 28, 2014 STRATTON, Neb. -- Howard B. Wyss was born to John and Ida Mae (Losey) Wyss in Trenton, Nebraska, on Aug. 22, 1924. He attended the District 34 Grade School through the eighth grade. Howard served in the United States Army from September of 1944 to July of 1946, earning numerous decorations and citations for his World War II service...
Rex E. Poore
Rex E. Poore March 3, 1933 - Sept. 28, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Rex E. Poore of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at Community Hospital. He was 81 years old. Rex was born on March 3, 1933, in Red Willow County, Nebraska, to parents William Forrest and Mildred Devona (Modrell) Poore. He graduated from McCook High School in 1951 and continued his education at McCook Junior College...
Joe Fanning Dec. 20, 1940 - Sept. 26, 2014 ARVADA, Colo. -- Joe E. Fanning was a man of God who loved his country, his family and his beloved pets. His wife, Cindy Fanning, fell in love with Joe at a Bible study. Cindy was the love of his life, definitely his soul mate. ...
Kent Kitt Feb. 2, 1956 - Sept. 25, 2014 WAUNETA, Neb. -- Kent E. Kitt, age 58, died suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at his home in rural Wauneta, Nebraska. Kent is survived by his father, Paul Kitt of rural Wauneta; brother Craig Kitt of East Hampton, New York; sister, Paula Kitt of Lenexa, Kansas; and nephew, Ryan Busking of Houston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his mother, Elnora (Cushing) Kitt...
June Fisher Aug. 5, 1934 - Sept. 25, 2014 KEARNEY, Neb. -- June Fisher, 80, of Kearney, formerly of Oxford, Nebraska, died Thursday (Sept. 25, 2014), at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney. She was born Aug. 5, 1934, at Bedford, Indiana, to Clarence G. and Mary Elsie (Flinn) Dalton...
Elda Lillian Stillman
Elda Lillian Stillman July 5, 1925 - Sept. 24, 2014 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Elda Lillian Stillman, 89, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday (Sept. 24, 2014) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born to Emil Gustav and Agnes (Marquardt) Bloch on July 5, 1925, on their farm north of Arapahoe...
Harold Wallace Kay
Harold Wallace Kay Feb. 12, 1927--Sept. 23, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Harold Wallace Kay, 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Lincoln. He was born in McCook, Nebraska, and graduated from McCook High School. He married Patricia Lou Larson on June 21, 1947, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. ...
James Eugene 'Jim' Austin
James Eugene 'Jim' Austin Aug. 22, 1943 - Sept. 14, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- James Eugene "Jim" Austin of McCook died Sunday (Sept. 14, 2014), at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born on Aug. 22, 1943, to Stanley E. and Florence E. (Behnke) Austin at Norfolk, Virginia. He moved to McCook with his parents in 1948. He graduated from McCook High School in 1961...
William Lee Burke
William Lee Burke Aug. 20, 1933 - Sept. 21, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. -- William Lee Burke died Sept. 21, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 81. He was born Aug. 20, 1933, in McCook, Nebraska, to Len and Velma Burke. He graduated from Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska, and received his BA from Stanford University and his MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University...
Ardis D. lbarra
Ardis D. lbarra Feb. 9, 1928 - Aug. 21, 2014 DENVER, Colo. -- Ardis D. lbarra, 86, died Aug. 21, 2014, at home in Denver. She was born Feb. 9, 1928, in McCook, Nebraska, to the late George Francis Drain and Marion Esther (Fassler) Drain. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1945 and moved to Denver to attend business college. ...
Willard Lynn Hoyt
Willard Lynn Hoyt May 9, 1916 - Aug. 20, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Willard Lynn Hoyt was born in Hitchcock County, south of Culbertson, Nebraska, May 9, 1916, to Lynn and Helena (Hellriegel) Hoyt. His mother died nine days after his birth so he was raised by his Aunt Vira and Uncle George Wallen on their farm south of Lincoln, Nebraska, until the age of five. ...
Dorothy Marie (Hudnall) Wilson
Dorothy Marie (Hudnall) Wilson Jan. 5, 1930 - Sept. 17, 2014, LINCOLN, Neb. -- Dorothy Marie (Hudnall) Wilson died at her home in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, following a short illness. She was 84 years old. Dorothy was born on Jan. ...
Kenneth Allen Gardner
Kenneth Allen Gardner Sept. 5, 1932 - Sept. 18, 2014 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Kenneth Allen Gardner was born to Richard and Mary (Weigel) Gardner on Sept. 5, 1932, in rural Max, Nebraska. He passed away on Thursday (Sept. 18, 2014), at Eastmont Care Center in Lincoln, Nebraska...
Donald LeRoy Randolph
Donald LeRoy Randolph May 7, 1931 - Sept. 19, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Donald LeRoy Randolph passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was 83 years old. Donald was born on May 7, 1931, at Allison, Kansas, to Chester and Dorothy (Rhodes) Randolph. He graduated from Jennings High School, Jennings, Kansas, in 1949. He was drafted into the Army and stationed in France during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged...
Cloyce E. Hand
Cloyce E. Hand Oct. 4, 1921 - Sept. 17, 2014 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Cloyce E. Hand, 92, of Atwood, died Sept. 17, 2014. He was born to Roy Albert and Edna Maude (Wheatley) Hand on Oct. 4, 1921, in Claudell, Kansas. He grew up in Smith County and graduated from Kensington High School in 1940. He joined the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) from 1940 to 1942. He served at Camp Paul, Idaho, and transferred to Camp Chilly in Mackay, Idaho...
Kenneth Gardner BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Kenneth Gardner died Thursday (Sept. 18, 2014), atEastmont Care Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Funeral services are Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014, 10:30 a.m. (MT) at First United Methodist Church of Benkelman with the Rev. Sheila Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery...
Lynn Paul Weskamp
Lynn Paul Weskamp July 14, 1948 - Sept. 15, 2014 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Lynn Paul Weskamp, age 66, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Lynn was born on July 14, 1948, in McCook, to parents Otto Paul and Virginia Rose (Harris) Weskamp. ...
Dennis James Durack
Dennis James Durack Dec. 6, 1946 - Sept. 13, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Dennis James Durack passed away Sept. 13, 2014, at his home in McCook. He was 67 years old. Dennis was born on Dec. 6, 1946, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, to parents Dennis James and Helen Rose (Choske) Durack. He graduated from St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Illinois, and continued his education at Moraine Valley Community College...
Griffith Frederick Reiners
Griffith Frederick Reiners April 22, 1924 - Sept. 12, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Griffith Frederick Reiners was born April 22, 1924 and entered Heaven on Sept. 12, 2014. Griff was born to Frederick and Amanda (Hinz) Reiners and was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church. Amanda died June 16, 1936. Fred remarried Doris Carter on Febr. 8, 1945...
Janet J. Schuetz
Janet J. Schuetz Feb. 26, 1964 - Sept. 11, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Janet J. Schuetz, 50, formerly of Oberlin, Kansas, died Thursday (Sept. 11, 2014), at Via Christi Village in Hays Kansas. She was born Feb. 26, 1964, in Oberlin, to Jerry and Sharon (Rush) Schuetz. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1982 and from Fort Hays State University in 1986...
Catherine Elizabeth (McConville) Remington
Catherine Elizabeth (McConville) Remington July 25, 1932 - Sept. 13, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Catherine Elizabeth (McConville) Remington was born July 25, 1932, in Frontier County, Nebraska, to Thomas Patrick and Elizabeth Catherine ('Lillian' Colling) McConville. She passed away Sept. 13, 2014, at Bryan LGH in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 82...
Kenneth E. Howard
Kenneth E. Howard June 7, 1936 - Sept. 8, 2014 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Kenneth E. Howard, 78łof McDonald, Kansas, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Rawlins County Health Center. He was born June 7, 1936, to Charlie and Elsie (Moreland) Howard on the farm in rural Rawlins County. ...
Amber Nicole Newcomb Jan. 17, 1977 - Sept. 11, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Amber Nicole Newcomb, age 37, of Cambridge, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born in Cambridge on Jan. 17, 1977, to Ed Newcomb and Judy (Thompson) Mousel. Amber graduated from Cambridge High School and attended Mid Plains Community College in North Platte...
Redonda M. Latta
Redonda May Golding Latta March 12, 1929 - Sept. 11, 2014 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Redonda May Golding Latta was born March 12, 1929, near Stratton, Nebraska, to Clarence Emery and Lena (Welch) Golding. She passed away Sept. 11, 2014, at the age of 85 at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman, Nebraska...
OBERLIN, Kan -- Janet Schuetz, 50, of Hays, Kansas, formerly of Oberlin, died Thursday Sept. 11, 2014.
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Dorothy Taylor WAUNETA, Neb. -- Dorothy Taylor, 71, long-time resident of rural Wauneta, died Wednesday (Sept. 10, 2014), at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. Survivors include her children, Rick Taylor and wife, Kim of Wauneta and Alan Taylor and wife, Teresa of Venango, Nebraska and three grandchildren...
Daryl A. Bonow
Daryl Alan Bonow Feb. 28, 1939 - Sept. 8, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Daryl Alan Bonow, age 75, of McCook, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at his home in McCook. He was born in Wahoo, Nebraska, on Feb. 28, 1939, to Lawrence and Lucille (Bergren) Bonow. He graduated from Wahoo High School in 1957. ...
Heather Smith IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Heather Smith, 40, died Sunday (Sept. 7, 2014), at her home near Imperial. Survivors include her parents, Bob and Sue Eskew of Imperial; husband, Don Smith of Imperial; daughters, Leigh Williams and husband, Brian of Ogallala, Nebraska and Jessyca Briggs of Hayes, Kansas; step-children, Megan Perez and husband, George and Cole Smith, of Plaza, North Dakota, and Jeremy Smith of Grant, Nebraska; grandmothers, Donna McNair and Arlene Eskew of Imperial; sisters, Amy Liebbrandt and husband, Chad, of Imperial and Jennifer Witzel and husband, Ryan of Valparaiso, Nebraska; and four grandchildren.. ...
Muriel Janet Campbell
Muriel Janet Campbell Nov. 21, 1934 - Sept. 7, 2014 CURTIS, Neb. -- Muriel Janet Campbell, 79, of Curtis, Nebraska, died Sunday (Sept. 7, 2014), at home. She was born Nov. 21, 1934, in McCook, Nebraska, to William and Mildred (Lepper) Koetter. She grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1952. ...
Steven E. Brown
Steven E. Brown NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Steven E. Brown, 65, of McCook, died Sept. 7, 2014, at Great Plains Health. Private family services are scheduled. Cremation was chosen. Memorials may be given to Stephanie McConnell, 621 S. Willow, North Platte, NE 69101...
Wendell Ray Wertz Oct. 9, 1934 - Sept. 8, 2014 TRENTON, Neb. -- Wendell Ray Wertz passed away on Sept. 8, 2014, at Trenton. He was born on Oct. 9, 1934, to Mainard Coin and Irena Alice (Brown) Wertz in Trenton. He grew up on the farm and dairy in Trenton and attended Trenton High School. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, College of Agriculture in 1957...
Jerry Dean Harris
Jerry Dean Harris June 8, 1949 - Sept. 5, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Jerry Dean Harris, age 65, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away Friday at his home, Sept. 5, 2014, in Lincoln. Jerry was a former resident of McCook, Nebraska. Jerry, a twin, was born June 8, 1949, in Wagner, South Dakota, to parents James Melvin and Violette Dorothy (Ree) Harris...
Glee D. Wolf
Glee D. Wolf July 2, 1919 - Aug. 14, 2014 RENTON, Wash. -- Glee D. Wolf was born July 2, 1919, on a wheat farm in Decatur County, Kansas, to Roy L. Lytle and H. Mildred Lytle (Dimmitt). Glee passed away after a short illness in Renton, Washington, on Aug. 14, 2014, at the age of 95. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, friends and former students...
Melva Jean Webb
Melva Jean Webb BERTHOUD, Colo. -- Melva Jean Webb of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away Aug. 28, 2014, at North Shore Care Center. She was 86 years old. Jean was born in Lake City, Arkansas to John and Clara (Diggs) Carter. She graduated from Greene County High School in Paragould, Arkansas, in 1947 and attended business college in Memphis, Tennessee for one year. ...
Jerry Dean Harris
Jerry Dean Harris
June 8, 1949 - Sept. 5, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Jerry Dean Harris, 65, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died today (Sept. 5, 2014) at his home in Lincoln
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Dennis Spady CHAMPION, Neb. -- Dennis Spady, 78, long-time resident of Champion, died Wednesday (Sept. 3, 2014), at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Survivors include his wife, Celia of Champion; children, Cynthia Dahlkoetter and husband, Dennis, of Grant, Nebraska, Mark Spady and wife, Michelle, of Imperial, Nebraska, and Blaine Spady and wife, Robin, of Lincoln, Nebraska; brothers, Darwin Spady of Lincoln, and Deloyce (Pete) Spady and wife, Becky, of Imperial and 10 grandchildren.. ...
Rex McGowne Feb. 28, 1929 - Sept. 2, 2014 SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Rex McGowne, 85, formerly of Oberlin, Kansas, died Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2014), at San Angelo. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Marion County, Arkansas, to Jim and Dorothy (Mears) McGowne. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a city manager in Kansas for 40 years and retired to San Angelo...
William 'Bill' R. Swanson
William 'Bill' R. Swanson Dec. 21, 1937 - Sept. 1, 2014 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- William "Bill" R. Swanson, 76, died Monday (Sept. 1, 2014), at his home at Arapahoe. He was born on Dec. 21, 1937, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Floyd and Pearl (Potter) Swanson He was raised in St. Edward, Nebraska...
Freda Dee Marble
Freda Dee Marble Aug. 6, 1939 - Sept. 1, 2014 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Freda Dee Marble, 75, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at her home in Oxford, Nebraska. She was born Aug. 6, 1939, in Oxford, Nebraska, to Cecil and Fayetta (Henry) Hall. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1957. ...
Willard Lynn Hoyt
Willard Lynn Hoyt May 9, 1916 - Aug. 30, 2014 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Willard Lynn Hoyt was born in Hitchcock County, south of Culbertson, Nebraska, May 9, 1916, to Lynn and Helena (Hellriegel) Hoyt. His mother died nine days after his birth so he was raised by his Aunt Vira and Uncle George Wallen on their farm south of Lincoln, Nebraska, until the age of five. ...
Christi Dawn Knight
Christi Dawn Knight May 22, 1979 - Aug. 30, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Christi Dawn Knight, age 35, of McCook, passed away in McCook on Aug. 30, 2014. She was born in McCook on May 22, 1979, to Joseph and Rosetta Marie (Jensen) Knight. Christi went to school in McCook, graduating from McCook High School in 1998...
Theresa Chambers Moreno
Theresa Chambers Moreno April 10, 1969 - Aug. 7, 2014 CASPER, Wyo. -- Theresa Chambers Moreno, 45, of Casper, Wyoming, died Aug. 7, 2014, in Casper. She was born April 10, 1969 to Karen and Bob Chambers. She spend her childhood and attended school in Erie, Colorado...
Edward G 'Big Ed' Budke
Edward G 'Big Ed' Budke Nov. 28, 1932 - Aug. 29, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Edward G "Big Ed" Budke of McCook, Nebraska passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home with his family by his side. He was 81 years old. Ed was born on Nov. 28, 1932, in Salina, Kansas, to parents William and Mary (Boberg) Budke. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Salina, Kansas, in 1951...