Obituaries from October 2014
Hulda Christina Frick
Hulda Christina Frick June 5, 1918 - Oct. 30, 2014 INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Hulda Christina Frick of Indianola passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the Cambridge Manor. She was 96 years old. Hulda was born to parents, Kolman and Elizabeth (Grill) Nemeth at Ludell, Kansas, on June 5, 1918. She attended rural school near Ludell...
Marguerite E. Bailey
Marguerite E. Bailey Dec. 11, 1925 - Oct. 23, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Marguerite E. 88, died Thursday (Oct. 23, 2014), at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Cedar Bluffs, Kansas, to Edgar and Mable (Colwell) Kennedy. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1943...
Carl 'Fred' Schneider
Carl 'Fred' Schneider BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Fred Schneider, 66, a long-time Benkelman resident, died Sunday (Oct. 19, 2014), at the Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood, Kansas. Survivors include her mother, Dottie of Atwood; children, Tyler Carl Schneider of Denver, Colorado, Toby Lee Schneider and wife, Elizabeth of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jesse Dean Schneider and wife, Jodi of Benkelman; sisters, Alice Glasco and husband, Jim of Bayard, Nebraska, Linda Ketzner of St. ...
Cecilia Elizabeth Ecker
Cecilia Elizabeth Ecker Feb. 7, 1963 - Oct. 23, 2014 LITTLETON, Colo. -- Cecilia Elizabeth Ecker, 51, of McCook, Nebraska, died Thursday (Oct. 23, 2014), in Littleton. She was born Feb. 7, 1963, in the Bronx, New York, to Ronald and Elizabeth Saulnier. She graduated from high school in Littleton...
Donna Darlene (Gilliland) Hazen
Donna Darlene (Gilliland) Hazen Sept. 26, 1933 - Oct. 21, 2014 MAYWOOD, Neb. -- Darlene (Gilliland) Hazen, 81, of Maywood, died Tuesday (Oct. 21, 2014), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney Nebraska. She was born Sept. 26, 1933, in Maywood to Hazel and Blanche (Doyle) Gilliland. She grew up in the Maywood area and attended Maywood grade school and U.N.S.A in Curtis, graduating in 1951. She received a college teaching degree from Kearney State College...
Lois B. Koller
Lois B. Koller April 9, 1909 - Oct. 22, 2014 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Lois B. Koller, 105, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday (Oct. 22, 2014), at her home at Prairie Pines Retirement Center at Arapahoe. She was born on April 9, 1909, at Crab Orchard, Nebraska to James S. and Loretta B. (Hafner) Marshall...
Dorothy E. Snyder Hunt
Dorothy E. Snyder Hunt May 18, 1920 - Oct. 21, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Dorothy E. Snyder Hunt, 94, died Tuesday (Oct. 21, 2014,) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Society in Oberlin. She was born May 18, 1920, in rural Norcatur, Kansas, to Silas Willard and Venie Belle (Moler) Hessenflow. She attended Prairie Belle and Prairie View district schools in Decatur County...
Clara 'Lucille' Fowler
Clara 'Lucille' Fowler April 18, 1930 - Oct. 22, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Clara "Lucille" Fowler, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Decatur County Good Samaritan Society in Oberlin. She was born April 18, 1930, on a farm north of McCook, Nebraska. She was a homemaker...
John Moreno IMPERIAL, Neb. -- John "Lil' John" Moreno, 61, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2014), at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial, Nebraska. Survivors include his children, Chantel Bishop and friend, Sam Malleck of McCook, Nebraska, and Josh Moreno and wife, Tricia of Imperial; sister, Olga Kimble and husband, Rick of Imperial; brothers, Roy Moreno and wife, Cindy of Holyoke, Colorado, Mario Moreno and wife, Mary Lou of San Antonio, Texas, Isidro Moreno and wife, Jo Ann of North Platte, Nebraska and Tony Moreno and wife, Evonne of Sterling, Colorado; sisters, Dora Jackson and husband, Robin of Windsor, Colorado, and Erma Greene of Fort Collins, Colorado; brother-in-law, Russ Chambers and wife, Erica of Yuma, Colorado; and four grandchildren.. ...
Roy Lee Tidyman
Roy Lee Tidyman Jan. 4, 1936 - Oct. 16, 2014 GREEN FOREST, Ark. -- Roy Lee Tidyman, 78, died Oct. 16, 2014, at Green Forest. He was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Hayes County, Nebraska, to Leonard Lee and Xertha Adelle (Winters) Tidyman. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring after 20 years of service. He was a member of VFW Post No. 7518, the American Legion and the National Rifle Association (NRA)...
Darlene E. Puchner
Darlene E. Puchner May 19, 1928 - Oct. 19, 2014 WAUNETA, Neb.-- Darlene E. Puchner, age 86, of Wauneta, died at the Sunrise Heights Care Home of Wauneta on Oct. 19, 2014. She was born in LeSueur, Minnesota, on May 19, 1928, to Henry W. and Laura (Hammer) Balk. She attended LeSueur High School and was the first in her family to graduate...
Helen Lambert Dec. 26, 1939 - Oct. 17, 2014 OMAHA, Neb.-- Helen Lambert, age 74, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Helen was born Dec. 26, 1939, in Zurich, Kansas, to Everett and Beulah (Lee) Hadley. She attended and graduated from Palco Rural High School in 1958 as valedictorian of her class...
Bryan P. Miller
Bryan P. Miller Nov. 25, 1978 - Oct.17, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Bryan P. Miller, age 35, of Lincoln, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at UNMC in Omaha. Bryan was born on Nov. 25, 1978, in Cambridge, Nebraska, to Mark and Brenda (Witte) Miller. He graduated from Cambridge High School, received his communication technology degree from Northwest Kansas Technical College and received his bachelor's degree from Peru State. ...
Harriet Findley Campbell
Harriet Findley Campbell Oct. 9, 1922 - Oct. 14, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Harriet Findley Campbell, 92, died Oct. 14, 2014, in Salt Lake City. She was born in Denver, Colorado, Oct. 9, 1922, to James Stuart and Harriet Codington Findley. She married Walter Vaughn Campbell in McCook, Nebraska, in 1960...
Eileen A. Witt Kastens
Eileen A. Witt Kastens Nov. 20, 1927 - Oct. 19, 2014 HAYS, Kansas -- Eileen A. Witt Kastens, 86, died Sunday, (Oct. 19, 2014), at Via Christi Village in Hays, Kansas. She was born Nov. 20, 1927, to Anthony Floyd and Mary Versch Hafner in Herndon, Kansas. She graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in Herndon in 1946...
Earnest A. Hamer III
Earnest A. Hamer III Feb. 8. 1943 - Oct. 15, 2014 ARIZONA -- Earnest A. Hamer III went to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 15, 2014. He was born Feb. 8. 1943, in North Platte, Nebraska. He graduated from North Platte High School. Afterwards, he attended college in Kearney, Nebraska. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for five years on the USS Enterprise during the Vietnam War. He returned to college after his service...
Cynthia 'Cindi' Sauder
Cynthia Sauder April 6, 1951 - Oct. 12, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan -- Cynthia Sue Sloan Sauder, 63, of Oberlin, Kansas, died Sunday, October 12, 2014. Cindi Sauder, daughter of the late Cleland A. Sloan and Doris E. Wasson Sloan, passed peacefully surrounded by the love of her family. She decided to move on from her cancer and join her daddy instead...
Fern Glee Cassel Dowling
Fern Glee Cassel Dowling Sept. 28, 1918 - Oct. 17, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Fern Glee Cassel Dowling passed away on Oct. 17, 2014, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born in McCook, Nebraska, on Sept. 28, 1918, to James and Maude Merla (McCormick) Cassel. ...
Heather Renee Van Hooser
Heather Renee Van Hooser May 7, 1963 - Oct. 11, 2014 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Heather Renee Van Hooser, 51, of Arapahoe, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2014), at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska from a vehicle accident. She was born May 7, 1963, at Boulder, Colorado, to David R. and Sandra A. (Anderson) Van Hooser...
Irene Fern (Cole) Solko
Irene Fern (Cole) Solko May 24, 1925 - Oct. 16, 2014 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Irene Fern (Cole) Solko, 89, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Centennial Park Assisted Living in North Platte. She was born May 24, 1925, to Clarence and Mrytle (Nealeigh) Cole at Cornell, Nebraska, in the back of the General Store...
DeLoris Ann Altman
DeLoris Ann Altman "The Cake Lady" March 30, 1928 - Oct. 14, 2014 TRENTON, Neb. -- DeLoris Ann Altman passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was 86 years old. DeLoris was born on March 30, 1928, in Hitchcock County, Nebraska, to Henry and Anna K. (Brehm) Ross. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1946...
Verna Lemon May 10, 1963 - Oct. 13, 2014 BENKELMAN Neb. -- Verna "Vee" Lemon, patriot, smart-aleck, wise-cracking loving mother and devoted wife, died on Monday, October 13, 2013, at the University of Colorado Medical Center, in Denver. Colorado. She was 51 years of age...
Dennis (Denny) Dale Leak June 5, 1951 - Oct. 3, 2014 INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Dennis (Denny) Dale Leak, age 63, of Indianola, passed at his home on Oct. 3, 2014. He was born in North Platte, Nebraska, on June 5, 1951, to Bob and Donna (Gartrell) Leak. On June 7, 1969, he was united in marriage to Carol Hall and to this union two children were born, William Dale and Tricia Ann. ...
Doris Lucille (Peg) Arnold Phillips
Doris Lucille (Peg) Arnold Phillips April 6, 1917 - Oct. 14 , 2014 MEEKER, Colo. -- Doris Lucille (Peg) Arnold Phillips was born April 6, 1917, near Arthur, Nebraska, to John N. and Alpha Dell (Wymore) Arnold. She passed in Meeker, Colorado, on Oct. 14 , 2014 due to a stroke...
PITTSFORD, Nw York -- Gerry Krotter, 70, former resident of Palisade, Nebraska, died Monday (Oct. 13, 2014), in Pittsford.
Services are pending with Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta.
Charles 'Charlie' Richard Petrusky Conroy
Charles 'Charlie' Richard Petrusky Conroy June 22, 1954 - Jan. 9, 2014 LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Charles "Charlie" Richard Petrusky Conroy, 59, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 9, 2014, at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Born June 22, 1954, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he was the son of Margaret (Gatterer), Richard Petrusky, and his adoptive step-father, John Conroy...
Brian E. Cochran
Brian E. Cochran Dec. 2, 1976 - Oct. 11, 2014 BRUCE, S.D. -- Brian E. Cochran, age 37, of Bruce, South Dakota, died as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Oct. 11, 2014. He was born in Cambridge, Nebraska, on Dec. 2, 1976, to Edward and Donna K. (Hansen) Cochran. Brian grew up in Bartley attending school and graduating from Bartley High School in 1995. He joined the U.S. Air Force after graduation. Upon his discharge, he attended McCook Community College for a short time...
Karla Kay Dyer
Karla Kay Dyer March 31, 1944 - Oct. 12, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Karla Kay Dyer of McCook passed away at her home on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, with her daughter, Lorie, by her side. She was 70 years old. Karla was born on March 31, 1944, at Loup City, Nebraska, to parents, Herbert and Bernice (Watts) Bals. ...
Nadine June Friehe
Nadine June Friehe April 2, 1926 - Oct. 12, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Nadine June Friehe passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 88 years old. Nadine was born on the family farm near McCook on April 2, 1926, to parents, Benjamin and Olga Juliana Fredricka (Hinz) Klein. She graduated from McCook High School in 1943...
Cynthia 'Cindy' Sauder
Cynthia 'Cindy' Sauder
OBERLIN, Kan. -- Cynthia "Cindy" Sauder, 63, died Sunday Oct, 12, 2014 at Community Hospital in McCook,
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Lyle 'Dean' Knapp
Lyle 'Dean' Knapp March 3, 1937 - Oct. 9, 2014 BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Lyle "Dean" Knapp, 77, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2014), at Bird City. He was born March 3, 1937, in McDonald, Kansas. He was a farmer/rancher. Survivors include his wife, Theresa (Wahrman) Knapp of Bird City; children, Deb and husband, Ned Smith of Bird City, Deana and husband, Dan Miller of Strasburg, Ohio and Darla and husband, Scott Ellis of Norton, Kansas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
B. Darlene Korf
B. Darlene Korf March 28, 1922 - Oct. 9, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- B. Darlene Korf, age 92, of McCook, passed away at her home on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. She was born in Dundy County on March 28, 1922, to Stephen and Reba (Smith) Ellis. The family moved to Parks when Darlene was young. She graduated from Parks High School in 1941...
Duane E. Wagner
Duane E. Wagner Dec. 8, 1934 - Oct. 7, 2014 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Memorial Services for Duane E. Wagner will be on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in McCook, Nebraska, with Elder Eldean Griffith officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date...
Tamara Werner March 18, 1963 - Oct. 5, 2014 WAUNETA, Neb. -- Tamara Merriam Werner was born March 18, 1963, to Charles Merriam and Kathy Mack in Oakland, California. She attended school in Houston, Texas and graduated from Jersey Village High School with the Class of 1981...
Marcelline E. (Zwickl) Cole
Marcelline E. (Zwickl) Cole March 25, 1929, - Oct. 7, 2014 CURTIS, Neb. -- Marcelline E. (Zwickl) Cole, 85, of Curtis, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Great Plains Health Care Center in North Platte, Nebraska. She was born March 25, 1929, in Herndon, Kansas, to Bernard and Elizabeth (Kiaser) Green. ...
Arden Dale Alexander
Arden Dale Alexander June 15, 1946 - Oct. 2, 2014 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Arden Dale Alexander, 68, of Sutherland, Nebraska, formerly of Liberal, Kansas, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Great Plains Health in North Platte. Arden was born June 15, 1946, to Arden Clifford and Ada Marie Geyer Alexander in McCook, Nebraska. ...
Joyce J. Webb
Joyce J. Webb June 3, 1926 - Oct. 4, 2014 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Joyce J. Webb, 88, died Saturday (Oct. 4, 2014), at her home in Arapahoe. She was born on June 3, 1926, at Arapahoe to William and Sophie (Remington) Breinig. She graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1945. ...
Imelda M. Hays
Imelda M. Hays Dec. 31, 1931 - Oct. 6, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Imelda M. Hays, age 82, of McCook, passed away at Hillcrest Nursing Home on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. She was born in McCook on Dec. 31, 1931, to Andrew and Mary (Schutte) Kohmetscher. She attended school in McCook. ...
Johnnie L. Richards
Johnnie L. Richards June 27, 1923 - Oct. 4, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Johnnie L. Richards, 91, died Saturday (Oct. 4, 2014), at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. He was born June 27, 1923, to Elmer and Edith (Holliday) Richards in Decatur County, Kansas...
Barbara Anne Pantenburg
Barbara Anne Pantenburg Aug. 23, 1941 - Oct. 3, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Barbara Anne Pantenburg, age 73, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at the Community Hospital in McCook. Barb was born Aug. 23, 1941, in Trenton, Nebraska, to Harvey Joseph and Florence Mary (Blue) Chapman. ...
William 'Bill' H. Kennedy
William 'Bill' H. Kennedy Jan. 3, 1937 - Oct. 5, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- William "Bill" H. Kennedy passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 77 years old. Bill was born on Jan. 3, 1937, in McCook, to James J. and Luetta Marie (Meyers) Kennedy. He graduated from Red Willow High School in 1954...
Ronald R. Decker
Ronald R. Decker June 21, 1951 - Sept.30, 2014 GARDEN CITY, Kan. -- Ronald R. Decker, 63, died Tuesday, Sept.30, 2014, at his home in Garden City. He was born June 21, 1951, in Imperial, Nebraska, the son of Harold L. and Shirley (Follett) Decker. A resident of Garden City since 1985, he was a stocker for Wal-Mart and a U.S. Navy veteran...
Erma Jean Spresser
Erma Jean Spresser Nov. 11, 1931 - Oct. 2, 2014 DRESDEN, Kan. -- Erma Jeanie Spresser, 82, died Thursday (Oct. 2, 2014), at Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kansas. She was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Hays, Kansas, to John T. and Delma E. (Fortin) McCoy. She graduated from Leoville High School in 1949. She married John T. Spresser on Sept. 12, 1950, in Leoville, Kansas. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Altar Society...
Myrna Mae Harmon Bollerup
Myrna Mae Harmon Bollerup Aug. 17, 1929 - Oct. 1, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Our mother, Myrna Mae Harmon Bollerup, left on her last journey on Oct. 1, 2014. Myrna was born on Aug. 17, 1929, in McCook, Nebraska, to John and Love Harmon. She graduated from McCook High School in 1947, and married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Bollerup, in June 1948...
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...
Robert Burnell 'Bob' Bellamy
Robert Burnell 'Bob' Bellamy Dec. 19, 1929 - Sept. 29, 2014 VALLEY, Neb. -- Robert B. "Bob" Bellamy, 84, formerly of Benkelman, Nebraska, died Monday (Sept. 29, 2014), at his home in Valley. He was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Wauneta, Nebraska. He joined the U.S. Navy in October of 1950, serving in the gunnery division aboard the aircraft carrier "Rendova." He took part in the world's first hydrogen bomb that was detonated in 1952 on a large atoll called Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands...
Helen Esther Riepl
Helen Esther Riepl April 23, 1930 - Sept. 27, 2014 EDMOND, Okla. -- Helen Esther Riepl, 84, died Saturday (Sept. 27, 2014), at her home in Edmond. She was born April 23, 1930, in Oberlin, Kansas, to Leo and Esther Lillian (Hanson) Bendon. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1948...