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Obituaries from February 2015

Mary O. (Jones) Keller (02/27/15)
Mary O. (Jones) Keller Jan. 4, 1912 - Feb. 27, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- Mary O. (Jones) Keller, age 103, of Trenton, passed away at McCook Community Hospital on Feb. 27, 2015. She was born on Jan. 4, 1912, in Trenton to John J. and Gertrude (Leighton) Jones. ...
Earla Mae Jimenez (02/27/15)
Earla Mae Jimenez Nov. 6, 1921 - Feb. 25, 2015 OGALLALA, Neb. -- Earla Mae Jimenez, 93 of Ogallala, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at the Ogallala Community Hospital. Earla was born Nov. 6, 1921 at Lewellen, Nebraska, the daughter of Granville Luther and Lena Ann (Thompson) Stout...
Mary K. Allen (02/26/15)
Mary K. Allen Feb. 17, 1920 - Feb. 22, 2015 MINDEN, Neb. -- Mary K. Allen, 95 years of age, formerly of Benkelman, Nebraska, died on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Kearney County Health Services-Hospital in Minden. Lunch will be at the Benkelman Methodist Church on March 14, 2015, at 12 p.m. with inurnment at 1 p.m. in the Benkelman Cemetery. Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of arrangements...
Virginia L. Wilkinson (02/26/15)
Virginia L. Wilkinson Feb. 24, 1924 - Feb. 21, 2015 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Longtime Goodland, Kansas, resident Virginia L. Wilkinson, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born Feb. 24, 1924, at Kirk, Colorado, the daughter of Alice Lillian (Dillon) and Elmer Havens. On July 18, 1942, she and Lloyd Wilkinson were married at St. Francis, Kansas...
Lathan 'Lance' Long (02/24/15)
Lathan 'Lance' Long Dec. 9, 1956 - Feb. 20, 2015 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- Lathan "Lance" Long, 58, died Friday (Feb. 20, 2015), at Good Samaritan Society in Atwood, Kansas. He was born Dec. 9, 1956, in Clay Center, Kansas. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his children, Alex Long of St. ...
Craig W. Geihsler (02/24/15)
Craig W. Geihsler April 21, 1980 -Feb. 23, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Craig W. Geihsler, age 34, of McCook, passed away at his home in McCook on Monday, Feb.23, 2015. He was born in McCook on April 21, 1980, to Eugene and Darlene (Maris) Geihsler. He grew up and attended Republican Valley School until he was homeschooled. Craig later obtained his GED...
Fred L. Weber (02/19/15)
Fred L. Weber Oct. 16, 1921 - Feb. 18, 2015 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Fred L. Weber, 93, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 18, 2015, at Great Plains Region Medical Center in North Platte. He was born in Minsk, Russia, on Oct. 16, 1921. His parents were refugees from the Bolshevik Regime. ...
Dennis Lucas (02/23/15)
Dennis Lucas Nov. 12, 1951 - Feb. 21, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Dennis Eugene Lucas was born Nov. 12, 1951, at Lamar, Colorado, to Kenneth R. and Tillie G. (Sinka) Lucas. As a young man, he grew up in Lamar and graduated from Lamar High School in 1969. During his high school days, Dennis was very active in 4-H and FFA. ...
Darleene (Doll) Marjorey (Beem) Chancellor (02/23/15)
Darleene (Doll) Marjorey (Beem) Chancellor April 24, 1924 - Feb. 21, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Darleene (Doll) Marjorey (Beem) Chancellor, age 90 years, passed away surrounded by her family on Feb. 21, 2015, at Highland Park in McCook, where she resided for the last seven years...
Donald Dale Frick (02/19/15)
Donald Dale Frick Feb. 20, 1929 - Feb. 17, 2015 DOWNS, Kan. -- Donald Dale Frick of Downs, Kansas, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at the Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit, Kansas. He was 85 years old. Don "Breezy" Frick was born Feb. ...
Robert (Bob) David Stensvad (02/19/15)
Robert (Bob) David Stensvad Aug. 21, 1940 - Feb.18, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Robert (Bob) David Stensvad, 74, of McCook, died Feb. 18, 2015, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was a kidney cancer survivor since 2009, but succumbed to Stage 6 renal failure and congestive heart failure...
Anna Mae Leggott Wade (02/19/15)
Anna Mae Leggott Wade June 28, 1924 - Feb. 17, 2015 ELWOOD, Neb. -- Anna Mae Leggott Wade, 90, died Tuesday (Feb. 17, 2015), at Elwood Care Center. She was born June 28, 1924, at rural Clifton, Illinois, to James Thomas and Susan Catherine (Elbert) Leggott. In 1935, she moved to Nebraska with her parents and eight brothers and sisters. She graduated from Elwood High School in 1942...
Mary Lou Vreeland (02/18/15)
Mary Lou Vreeland July 1, 1931 - Feb. 15, 2015 CURTIS, Neb. -- Mary Lou Vreeland of Curtis died Feb. 15, 2015, at McCook, Nebraska. She was born July 1, 1931, to Hazen and Aletha (Schnase) Florom at their home in Curtis. She grew up in Curtis and graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in 1949. She was an operator at the Curtis Telephone Company for one year...
Eleanor Rogers (02/17/15)
Eleanor Rogers Nov. 10. 1923 - Feb. 16, 2015 SELDEN, Kan. -- Eleanor Rogers, 91, died Monday (Feb. 16, 2015), at Citizens Medical Center in Colby, Kansas. She was born Nov. 10. 1923, in rural Selden to Gottfried and Sarah (McDonald) Mumm. She grew up in Sheridan and Decatur counties. She graduated from Selden rural high school in 1942. She married Stanley Rogers on Feb. 21, 1944, in Abilene, Texas. She was a wife, mother and grandmother...
Marie (Dickman) Kleinschmidt (02/16/15)
Marie (Dickman) Kleinschmidt Nov. 16, 1932 - Feb. 14, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Dorothy Marie Kleinschmidt, age 82, passed away on Feb. 14, 2015, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Marie was born to Pete and Dorothy Dickman in Penrose, Colorado. She grew up with a view of Pike's Peak and loved the Colorado Rocky Mountains. ...
Kay Marie Wilson (02/16/15)
Kay Marie Wilson Jan. 12, 1937 - Feb. 14, 2015 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Kay Marie Wilson passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the Golden Living Lakeview Nursing Home in Grand Island. She was 78 years old. Kay was born on Jan. 12, 1937, to parents, Lloyd Ensel and Dorothy May (Nelson) Scharf in Fruitland, Idaho. As a young child, Kay moved with her family to the Curtis area and attended school in Farnam, Nebraska. She graduated from high school in Chicago, Illinois...
Dale Adams (02/16/15)
Dale Adams July 23, 1931 -Feb. 14, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Dale Adams passed peacefully at his home in McCook, on Feb. 14, 2015, with family at his side. Dale was born in Culbertson, Nebraska, the son of Edward J. and Katherine (Eckhardt) Adams on July 23, 1931. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1948. Dale was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, also in Culbertson, Nebraska...
Evelyn Sines (02/16/15)
Evelyn Sines IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Evelyn Sines, 84, a longtime Imperial resident, died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2015) at Perkins County Health Services in Grant, Nebraska. She was 84 years of age. Survivors include her children, Larry Sines and wife, Rose of McCook, Nebraska, Gary Sines of Arizona, Jack Sines of Imperial, John Sines and wife, Annette of North Platte, Nebraska, and Carol Brown and husband, Andy of Champion, Nebraska; brothers, Rodney Swanson and wife, Marilyn of Cozad, Nebraska and Leonard Swanson and wife, Dixie of Curtis, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Mardee Swanson of North Platte; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Leightner of McCook; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.. ...
Maxine Mildred (Hilker) Fisher (02/16/15)
Maxine Mildred (Hilker) Fisher Oct. 5, 1930 - Feb. 14, 2015 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Maxine Mildred (Hilker) Fisher died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Tabitha Home in Lincoln. She was born Oct. 5, 1930, at the family farm north of Cambridge. She was baptized Oct. 19, 1930, at St Matthew's Lutheran Church north of Arapahoe, Nebraska. Maxine was confirmed in her faith on June 11, 1944, at St. Matthew's...
Elizabeth 'Betty' Pauls (02/16/15)
Elizabeth 'Betty' Pauls July 28, 1931 - Feb. 13, 2015 SELDEN, Kan. -- Elizabeth "Betty" Pauls, 83, died Friday (Feb. 13, 2015), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born July 28, 1931, in Selden to Herman and Ellen Kathryn (Huber) Schlageck, Sr. She graduated from Selden rural high school in 1948. She married Richard F. "Dick" Pauls Nov. 25, 1948, in Selden...
Dora Mae Olson (02/13/15)
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- Dora Mae Olson, 89, was born Dec. 20, 1925, in McCook, Nebraska, to James W. and Mabel B. (Raichart) White. She passed away Dec. 25, 2014, at Broomfield Skilled Nursing, Broomfield, Colorado, from complications of dementia. Memorial services will be Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 2 p.m. Service and reception will be in the parlor room at Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave, in Wheat Ridge...
Arnold E. 'Andy' Anderjaska (02/13/15)
GAITHERSBURG, Maryland -- Arnold E. "Andy" Anderjaska, 86, died Friday (Jan. 29, 2015). He graduated from Curtis High School in 1944 and from the University of Notre Dame, receiving his masters in aeronautical engineering from George Washington University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. After retiring from the Federal Aviation Administration, he continued his career at Aerostructures and TDA...
Helen Coraline (Matson) Ahrens (02/13/15)
BELLEVILLE, Texas -- Helen Coraline (Matson) Ahrens went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Belleville, at the age of 75. Helen was born March 21, 1939, in McCook, Nebraska, to Coral Archie and Hazel (Wescamp) Matson. As a teenager, she cleaned house for Gov. and Mrs. George Norris, who was involved with crafting the New Deal for President Franklin D. Roosevelt...
Terry Lasater (02/11/15)
Terry Lasater WAUNETA, Neb. -- Terry Lasater, 55, died Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2015), at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska. Survivors include his wife, Raina of Wauneta; step-father, Duane Blume of McCook, Nebraska; and sister, Kandy D'rozario and husband, Gregg, of Tampa, Forida...
Roberta McLaughlin (02/12/15)
Roberta McLaughlin Feb. 8, 1924 - Feb. 9, 2015 HASTINGS, Neb. -- Roberta McLaughlin, 91, of Hastings, Nebraska, died Monday (Feb. 9, 2015), at Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. She was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Moorefield, Nebraska, toJames Robert and Maude May (Todd) McLaughlin. ...
Beverly Ann Huxoll (02/12/15)
Beverly Ann Huxoll April 7, 1934 - Feb. 10, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Beverly Ann Huxoll, 80, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, formerly of Holbrook, Nebraska, died Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2015), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. She was born on April 7, 1934, at Merna, Nebraska, to Kenneth and Frieda (Leibert) Kennedy. ...
Walter Edward Fahnholz (02/10/15)
Walter 'Edward' Fahnholz July 2, 1947 - Feb. 9, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Walter "Edward" Fahnholz, age 67, passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Community Hospital in McCook. Edward was born in McCook to Walter J. and Bernice Arlene (Ridpath) Fahnholz on July 2, 1947...
Roland Russel Hilker (02/10/15)
Roland Russell Hilker Jan. 29, 1929 - Feb. 9, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Roland Russell Hilker of McCook passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was 86 years old. Roland was born on Jan. 29, 1929, at the family home in Holbrook to parents, Theodore "Ted" and Elsie (Schultz) Hilker. He attended Snowball Country School near Holbrook...
Kathleen 'Katie' Langenfeld (02/11/15)
Kathleen 'Katie' Langenfeld IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Kathleen "Katie" Langenfeld, 82, a longtime resident of Imperial, died Sunday (Feb. 8, 2015), at Imperial Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include children, Connie Pribbeno and husband, Jeff of Imperial, Bill Langenfeld and Mike Langenfeld of Cool, California, Gary Langenfeld of Anthem, Arizona, Ruth Eechaute and husband, Dean of Warrenton, Missouri, and John Langenfeld and wife, Cindy of Aurora, Colorado; brother, Bernard Assmann and wife, Rene of Dunlap, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Delores Jacoby of Waterloo, Iowa and Marie Graeve of Earling, Iowa; brother-in-law, Bob Langenfeld and wife, Carol of Texas; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Robert D. Strong (02/11/15)
Robert D. Strong April 11, 1935 - Feb. 9, 2015 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Robert D. Strong, age 79, passed away Feb. 9, 2015, at the Grand Island Veteran's Home. He was born in Red Cloud, Nebraska, on April 11, 1935, to Joseph and Dorothy (Powers) Strong. He attended school in Culbertson, graduating from Culbertson High School in 1954. Robert continued to be a true Bear all his life...
Velma Hiatt (02/10/15)
Velma Hiatt BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Velma Hiatt, 95, longtime resident of Benkelman died Sunday (Feb. 8, 2015), at the Sarah Ann Hester Nursing Home in Benkelman. Survivors include children, Marilyn Clark, Toby Hiatt and Charlie Hiatt of Benkelman; son-in-law, Bob Smith of St. Francis, Kansas; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Janice L. Breinig (02/09/15)
Janice Lee Breinig Aug. 5, 1947 - Feb. 7, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Janice Lee Breinig, age 67, of Arapahoe, died Saturday (Feb. 7, 2015), at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. She was born in Cambridge, Nebraska, on Aug. 5, 1947, to Lee and Fredericka (Weber) Evertson...
Donald E. Hyde (02/09/15)
Donald E. Hyde Dec. 11, 1938 - Feb. 6, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Donald E. Hyde, age 76, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Community Hospital in McCook. Don was born Dec. 11, 1938, in Manzanola, Colorado, to Charles Robert and Ethel Mae (Steward) Hyde. He was the oldest of three children born to this union...
Doris Thompson (02/09/15)
Doris Thompson March 15, 1923 - Feb. 6, 2014 CALLAWAY, Neb -- Doris Maude Carpender was born March 15, 1923, to parents Ralph and Maude, on the family farm four miles east of Johnstown, Nebraska. Doris was the last of five children -- two brothers died in infancy and two older sisters, Ellen and Charlotte, preceded her in death. ...
Debra Ann Nelson (02/09/15)
Debra Ann Nelson Oct. 23, 1950 - Feb. 6, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. -- Debra Ann Nelson, age 64, passed away on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born on Oct. 23, 1950, in Stratton, Nebraska, to Paul and Thelma (Campbell) Davis. She spent most of her life in McCook, where she spent nearly 20 years running the Cedar Inn 4 Less...
Rev. James E. Mote (02/09/15)
Rev. James E. Mote May 23, 1919 - Feb. 6, 2015 MINDEN, Neb. -- Funeral services for the Rev. James E. Mote will be Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Wilcox, Nebraska, with Pastor Phillip Clay officiating. Masonic Riteswill be performed at the conclusion of the services at the church by the Jachin Lodge No. ...
Irene Mae Kehlbeck (02/06/15)
Irene Mae Kehlbeck March 16, 1917 - Feb. 5, 2015 COLBY, Kan. -- Irene Mae Kehlbeck, 97, died Thursday (Feb. 5, 2015), at Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby. She was born March 16, 1917, in Carlton, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin "Curley" Kehlbeck in 1977; and son, Don Kehlbeck in 1992...
LaVonne Brown (02/05/15)
LaVonne Brown July 13, 1916 - Feb. 1, 2015 BEAVER CITY, Neb. --LaVonne Brown, 98, of Mapleton, Iowa, died Sunday (Feb. 1, 2015), at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton, Iowa. She was born July 13, 1916, in a sod house on a farm south Hendley, Nebraska, to Claude and Gertrude (Dillon) Query. She graduated from high school in 1933...
Sandra L. Harlan (02/05/15)
Sandra L. Harlan April 9, 1937 - Feb. 3, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Sandra L. Harlan of McCook, age 77, passed away at the El Dorado Nursing Home in Trenton on Feb. 3, 2015. She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Milton and Marjory (Hankins) Furr. Her family moved to the Sacramento, California, area when she was a child. She graduated from Grant Union High School in Sacramento, then attended San Juan Community College for two years, studying business...
Buddy Lee Lashley (02/04/15)
Buddy Lee Lashley July 18, 1945 - Feb. 3, 2015 CURTIS, Neb. -- Buddy Lee Lashley, 69, parted from this life Feb. 3, 2015. He was born on July 18, 1945, to Buddy Milton and Mary Lea Lashley in McCook, Nebraska. At the age of one week, his mother left him in the care of his grandmothers, Ella Lashley and Elizabeth Robeson, while she went to Texas where his father was in basic training. ...
Helen A. Allen (02/04/15)
Helen A. Allen Nov. 11, 1921 - Feb. 4, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Helen A. Allen went to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 2015, at Community Hospital. She was 93 years old. She was born on Nov. 11, 1921, to Blaine G. Dutton and Esther (Nylander) Dutton at McCook, Nebraska. She attended grade school at District 8 and graduated from McCook High School in 1939. She attended McCook Junior College, then graduated from the Lincoln School of Commerce in 1941...
Laura Pearl Wall (02/04/15)
Laura Pearl Wall April 16, 1923 - Jan. 31, 2015 WRAY, Colo. -- Laura Pearl Woods was born April 16, 1923, the second child of Leola Grace (Jones) and Royal Woods II, north of Haigler, Nebraska, and died Jan. 31, 2015, in Wray, Colorado. She had been named in honor of her grandma Laura Jones and grandmother Pearl Woods and always treasured her name. Laura Pearl loved growing up with her older brother, Royal, sister, Mildred, and little brothers, Raymond and Donald...
Dena L. Wernsman (02/03/15)
Dena L. Wernsman Feb. 5, 1962 - Feb. 1, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Dena L. Wernsman, age 52, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born on Feb. 5, 1962, in Wray, Colorado, to Howard and Helen (Schwaderer) Burton. ...
Arthur H. Creveling (02/02/15)
Arthur H. Creveling May 10, 1930 - Jan. 31, 2015 IMPERIAL, Neb.-- Arthur Harry Creveling was born May 10, 1930, to Arthur L. (Boots) and Maye E. (Newman) Creveling, at Chase, Nebraska. As a young man, he grew up and attended school in Imperial and California, graduating from Chase County High School in 1948...