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Obituaries from November 2014

Rex Douglas Solomon (11/25/14)
Rex Douglas Solomon Jan. 10, 1956 - Nov. 23, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Rex Douglas Solomon, resident of McCook, passed peacefully to a new life free of disease and pain on Nov. 23, 2014. A celebration of Rex's life is scheduled with family and friends on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, 2 p.m. at McCook Congregational Church in McCook with the Rev. Steve Bales officiating...
Gail Edwin Marcuson (11/28/14)
Gail Edwin Marcuson April 1, 1923 - Nov. 27, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Gail Edwin Marcuson, 91, died Nov. 27, 2014, at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. He was born April 1, 1923, in Decatur County, Kansas, to T. Albert and Ruby P. (Peterson) Marcuson. He was raised in the Lund Community of Decatur County and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He married Kathleen "Kay" Dillane Nov. 29, 1945, in San Diego, California...
Darrick Carlson (11/28/14)
Darrick V. Carlson Dec. 4, 1978 - Nov. 26, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. --Darrick V. Carlson, age 35, died at his home in McCook on Nov. 26, 2014. He was born in Ord, Nebraska, on Dec. 4, 1978, to Victor and Sharon (Meyer) Carlson. Darrick grew up in Battle Creek, Nebraska. He attended school in Battle Creek...
Lynn Kerst (11/28/14)
Willard Lynn Kerst Dec. 29, 1934 - Nov. 28, 2014 BARTLEY Neb. -- Willard Lynn Kerst, age 79, of Bartley, died Nov. 28, 2014, at the Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born near Bartley in Red Willow County, Nebraska, on Dec. 29, 1934, to JC and Annabelle (Conner) Kerst. Lynn graduated from Bartley High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1953 to 1956. He then served an additional four years in the Army Reserve...
Marion Eugene Brunswick (11/25/14)
Marion Eugene Brunswick June 4, 1945 - Nov. 25, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Marion Eugene Brunswick, age 69, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away with family by his side Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in McCook. Marion was born June 4, 1945, in McCook, to parents Lewis M. and Dorothy G. (Bonar) Brunswick...
Karen Lynn Scott (11/28/14)
Karen Lynn Scott June 12, 1938 - Nov. 22, 2014 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Karen Lynn Scott of McCook passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Community Hospital. She was 76 years old. Karen was born on June 12, 1938, in Greeley, Colorado. As a baby, she was adopted by Harold Lee and Mae (Lyons) Richards Sr. She graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1955. She continued her education at Kearney State Teachers College, where she received her teaching certificate...
MerryAlice E. Smith (11/28/14)
MerryAlice E. Smith July 25, 1932 - Nov. 26, 2014 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- MerryAlice E. Smith, 82, of Holdrege, Nebraska, died Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2014), at Holdrege Memorial Homes Assisted Living in Holdrege. She was born on July 25, 1932, in Riverton, Nebraska, to Louis Charles and Alma (Terrell) Fuller...
Charles H. Reese (11/28/14)
Charles H. Reese TRENTON, Neb. -- Charles H. Reese, age 84, of Trenton, died at the Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska, on Nov. 26, 2014. He was born in North Platte, Nebraska, to Henry P. and Alice L. (Erickson) Reese. Charles' mother died during childbirth...
Victor W. McCoy (11/25/14)
CAMBRIDGE, Neb. --Victor W. McCoy, age 87, of Cambridge, died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Nov. 23, 2014. He was born in Arapahoe, Nebraska, on Jan. 12, 1927, to Harley and Hazel (Elston) McCoy. Vic attended the Arapahoe High School, graduating in 1944...
Gene Haarberg (11/24/14)
Gene Haarberg IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Gene Haarberg, 78, died Thursday (Nov. 20, 2014), at Imperial Manor in Imperial. Survivors include his wife, Kay Haarberg of Imperial; children, Dirk Haarberg and wife, Elizabeth, of Imperial and Keeli Yonkers and husband, Mark of Bridgeport, Nebraska; brother, Lorris Haarberg and wife, Ruth, of Arapahoe, Nebraska; sister, Marilyn Baldonado and husband, Paul of Fort Scott, Kansas; brother-in-law, Kermit Kuecker of Clive, Iowa; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Everett William Holthus (11/24/14)
Everett William Holthus June 21, 1930 - Nov. 13, 2014 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Everett William Holthus was born on June 21, 1930, on the family farm, eight miles east of Atwood, Kansas, to Ted and Lydia (Dunker) Holthus. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ludell, Kansas. He passed away at Atwood Good Samaritan on Nov. 13, 2014, at the age of 84...
Karen L. Scott (11/24/14)
Karen L. Scott June 12, 1938 - Nov. 22, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Karen L. Scott, 76, died Saturday, Nov 22, 2014, at Community Hospital in McCook. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Verna Vernetta Mackey (11/24/14)
Verna Vernetta Mackey July 4, 1914 - Nov. 22, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Verna Vernetta Mackey of McCook passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Verna recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends. She was born on July 4, 1914, on the family farm in Red Willow County, Nebraska, to parents Fred and Mattie (Simmerman) Traphagan. She graduated from Red Willow High School in 1932...
William D. 'Bill' Fowler (11/21/14)
William D. 'Bill' Fowler June 14, 1926 - Nov. 19, 2014 WELLSVILLE, Kan -- William D. "Bill" Fowler, 88, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Wellsville Retirement Community, Wellsville, Kansas. Bill's wish was to be cremated. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. ...
Edward Charles Benedict (11/19/14)
Edward Charles Benedict Aug. 18. 1937 - Oct. 29, 2014 OAK HARBOR, Wash. -- After a courageous battle with cancer, Edward C. Benedict of Oak Harbor passed away with his loving family by his side Oct. 29, 2014, at the age of 77. He was born Aug. 18. 1937, in Cambridge, Nebraska, to Charles and Hazel (Feichter) Benedict. Ed grew up on the farm and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1955...
Patricia (Pat) Kitt (11/18/14)
Patricia (Pat) Kitt WAUNETA, Neb. -- Patricia (Pat) Kitt, 80, died Sunday (Nov. 16, 2014), at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska. Survivors include her husband, Bob, of rural Wauneta; children, Annette Forney and husband, Michael, of Castle Rock, Colorado, Kenneth Kitt of rural Wauneta and Ronald Kitt and wife, Orla, of Ogallala, Nebraska; sister, Colleen Gage and husband, Roger, of Kearney, Nebraska and three grandchildren...
Marjorie A. Cotton (11/18/14)
Marjorie A. Cotton Aug. 26, 1914 - Nov. 15, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Marjorie A. Cotton, age 100, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton, with her granddaughter, Nikki, at her side. She was born in Bethany, Nebraska, on Aug. 26, 1914, to Edward L. and Ellen (McKinnon) Smack. Marge attended school and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1932...
Rose Hull (11/17/14)
Rose Anna Marie Hull June 5, 1936 - Nov. 15, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Rose Anna Marie Hull, age 78, of McCook, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in McCook. Rose was born June 5, 1936, to parents Carl J.G. and Minnie K. (Hofrock) Fritz south of Bartley, Nebraska. ...
Elsie Ellen Kasten (11/17/14)
Elsie Ellen Kasten May 16, 1908 - Nov. 13, 2014 CENTRAL CITY, Neb. -- Elsie Ellen Kasten, 106, of Central City, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Community Bible Church in Central City with Rev. ...
Everett W. Holthus (11/17/14)
Everett W. Holthus June 21, 1930 - Nov. 13, 2014 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Everett W. Holthus, 84, died Nov. 13, 2014, in Atwood. He was born June 21, 1930, and grew up in Atwood. He was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Norma Dee (Porter) Holthus; sons, Terry and Greg; daughter, Nancy Taylor; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Velma M. Fogle (11/14/14)
Velma M. Fogle July 22, 1938 - Nov. 10, 2014 PUYALLUP, Wash. -- Velma M. Fogle, 76, died Nov. 10, 2014, in Puyallup. She was born July 22, 1938 in Seattle, Washington. She was a graduate of West Seattle High School in 1956. She loved reading, quilting and sewing. The family lived in the McCook area from the 1970s until 1988...
Everett Lavern Gerdes (11/13/14)
Everett Lavern Gerdes Aug. 21, 1922 - Nov. 9, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Everett Lavern Gerdes passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin, Kansas, at the age of 92. He was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Cadiums, Nebraska, to Edward and Louisa Gerdes. ...
Delphyn Biggs (11/12/14)
Delphyn Biggs June 10, 1931 - Nov. 6, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Delphyn (Bebb) Biggs passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin, Kansas, at the age of 83. She was born June 10, 1931, in Phillips County, Kansas, to Dale and Catherine (Clason) Bebb. Delphyn was reared in Northwest Kansas and Oregon. She graduated from Grants Pass High School in Oregon with the Class of 1949 and earned a beautician's license in Medford, Oregon, in 1950...
Michael L. McCarty, MD (11/12/14)
Michael L. McCarty, MD Jan. 18, 1955 - Nov. 6, 2014 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Michael L. McCarty, 59, of Grand Island, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, as the result of a fatal plane crash in Paulding County, Ohio. Memorial services will be Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. ...
M.C. 'Joe' Rayer (11/10/14)
M.C. 'Joe' Rayer Dec. 19, 1934 - Nov. 5, 2014 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- M.C. "Joe" Rayer, Ph.D., age 79, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, originally from Indianola, Nebraska, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Northbrook Manor Care Center from complications of dementia...
Delphyn Biggs (11/07/14)
Delphyn Biggs June 10, 1931 - Nov. 6, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan -- Delphyn Biggs, 83, died Thursday Nov. 6, 2014 at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin.' Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Glenna J. White (11/06/14)
Glenna J. White May 31, 1927 - Nov. 4, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- With gratitude to God, Glenna J. White, 87, passed away peacefully. She is at peace, whole again and in a better and safer place. Her funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at McCook Christian Church with Pastor Clark Bates officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date...
Norma Quick (11/06/14)
Norma Quick May 21, 1939 - Nov. 3, 2014 KEYSTONE, Neb. -- Norma Quick, 75, longtime Keith County resident, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in her Keystone home. Norma was born May 21, 1939, in Hayes County, Nebraska, the daughter of Arno and Mary (Kennedy) Karre. She attended rural school in Hayes County through eighth grade. Norma graduated from St. Patrick's Catholic High School in North Platte in 1958...
Gary DeWester (11/06/14)
Gary DeWester WAUNETA, Neb. -- Gary DeWester,70, longtime Wauneta resident, died Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2014), at Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include his mother, Wynona Springer of Benkelman, Nebraska; wife, Jan DeWester of Wauneta; children, Michelle Harchelroad and husband, Brian of Wauneta, Teresa Wynn and husband, David of Owasso, Oklahoma and Chad DeWester and wife, Jennifer of Wauneta; sister, Carla Fassler of Culbertson, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Anita Wilson and husband, Laddie of Olathe, Kanas and seven grandchildren. ...
Brian Scott Glasgow (11/06/14)
Brian Scott Glasgow Jan. 29, 1964 - Oct. 13, 2014 SCHERTZ, Texas -- Chief Master Sergeant Brian Scott Glasgow, USAF Retired, passed into the arms of his beloved Lord on Oct. 13, 2014, at Christus Sister Mary Hospice after battling colon cancer for 18 months...
Chris E. Lang (11/04/14)
Chris E. Lang Nov. 2, 1952 - Nov. 3, 2014 WILSONVILLE, Neb. -- Chris E. Lang, age 62, died at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Arapahoe, Nebraska, on Nov. 3, 2014. He was born in Norton, Kansas, on Nov. 2, 1952, to Edmond and Lelia (Orvis) Lang. Chris attend school in Wilsonville, graduating from Wilsonville High School in 1971...
Dwaine J. Sevier (11/04/14)
Dwaine J. Sevier Feb. 4, 1923 - Oct. 31, 2014 GERING, Neb. -- Dwaine Sevier passed away Friday evening, Oct. 31, 2014, in Gering at Heritage Estates. As per his wishes, he was cremated and there is no memorial service planned at this time. Memorials may be given to the McCook Humane Society or Tails of Love (spay/neuter organization) in Gering. ...
Glenna White (11/05/14)
Glenna White May 13, 1927 - Nov. 5, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Glenna White, 87, died Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2014), at the Good Samritan Society in Oberlin, Kansas. Services are Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 11 a.m. at McCook Christian Church with the Rev. Clark Bates officiating. Private family inurnment is planned...
Russell Everitt (11/05/14)
Russell Everitt ENDERS, Neb. -- Russell Everitt, 54, a resident of rural Enders, died Monday (Nov. 3, 2014), at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial, Nebraska. Survivors include his mother, Alice Everitt of Hastings, Nebraska; wife, Vicky Everitt of Enders; daughter,Chancey Everitt of Enders; brother, Mike Everitt and wife, Julia of Torrington, Wyoming; sisters, Laura Raymond of Kenesaw, Nebraska and Rebecca Pursley and husband, Jerry of Tulsa, Oklahoma; father-in-law, Jim Ryan and wife, Diana of Santa Maria, California; brothers-in-law, Jim Ryan Jr. ...
Charles A. Gufford Jr. (11/04/14)
Charles A. Gufford Jr. May 31, 1934 - Nov. 2, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Charles A. Gufford Jr., 80, died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the Hospice House in Omaha. He was born in Mayport, Fkorida, on May 31, 1934, to Charles Allen and Cecelie Rose Lee (Moore) Gufford. ...
Mark C. Corcoran (11/04/14)
Mark C. Corcoran July 27, 1949 - Nov. 1, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Mark C. Corcoran, 65, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2014). He was born July 27, 1949, in Oberlin, Kansas, to Joe and Irene (Keisner) Corcoran. He was a Salina Journal carrier, practical nurse and worked at Decatur County Good Sam Society and Cedar Living Center...
Gregory D. Lindsley (11/04/14)
Gregory D. Lindsley Dec. 19, 1955 - Nov. 1, 2014 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Gregory Lindsley, 58, of Wolbach died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Wolbach, Nebraska. The Reverend Martin Leeper will officiate. Inurnment will be held in Hillside Cemetery in Wolbach...
Carol I. Haussler (11/03/14)
Carol I. Haussler Oct.10, 1928 - Oct. 30, 2014 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Carol I. Haussler, 86, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 2014), at CA Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Gosper County to Carl and Leana (Hilker) Menze. She graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1945. She married Robert Haussler in 1947 and they farmed on the family farm...
Patricia A. (Harris) Odbert (11/03/14)
Patricia A. (Harris) Odbert Feb. 21, 1947 - Oct. 29, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Patricia A. (Harris) Odbert, 67, of Lincoln, passed away Oct. 29, 2014. She was born Feb. 21, 1947, to Jack and Lucille (Baker) Harris. Pat grew up in Stratton, where she attended Stratton High and graduated in 1965. ...
Barbara Ann Solko (11/03/14)
Barbara Ann Solko July 3, 1932 - Oct. 31, 2014 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Barbara Ann Solko, 82, of Lowell, Arkansas, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born July 3, 1932, in Hendley, Nebraska, to Harold and Alice Kimmel Breinig...