Obituaries from March 2015
Richard E. Shaw
Richard E. Shaw Nov. 13, 1945 - Feb. 28, 2015 WILSONVILLE, Neb. -- Richard E. Shaw, age 69, of Wilsonville, passed away at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Feb. 28, 2015. Services are noon on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Wilsoville Community Building...
Evelyn E. Roth
Evlyn E. Roth April 14, 1921 - March 25, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Evlyn E. Roth, age 93, passed away at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook on March 25, 2015. Services will be 11 a.m. on April 18, 2015, at First Congregational Church of McCook with Pastor Steve Bales officiating. Inurnment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery of McCook...
Thomas J. 'Tom' Conroy June 6, 1928 - March 28, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Thomas J. "Tom" Conroy, age 86, passed away at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook on March 28, 2015. He was born on June 6, 1928, at McCook, Nebraska, to Phillip Laurence and Mary Catherine (Kennedy) Conroy. Tom attended rural school north of McCook through the eighth grade and then went to work on the family farm. In the 1970s, he found time to earn his GED...
Gail Wesch Jan. 10, 1921 - March 28, 2015 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Gail Wesch, 94, of North Platte, formerly of Maywood, Nebraska, died Saturday (March 28, 2015), at Linden Court in North Platte. She was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Frontier County, Nebraska, to Frank and Ethel (Barrett) Owen. ...
Katie RaeAnn (Watt) Bradbury
Katie RaeAnn (Watt) Bradbury Aug. 11, 1980 - March 28, 2015 MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Katie RaeAnn (Watt) Bradbury, age 34, of Manhattan, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born Aug. 11, 1980, in McCook, Nebraska, the daughter of Charles Edward and Kathy Rae (Wilson) Watt...
Marjorie Jean Yohe
Marjorie Jean Yohe
McCOOK, Neb. -- Marjorie Jean Yohe died Saturday (March 28, 2015), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Robert 'Bob' Fanning
Robert (Bob) Leon Fanning Jan. 11, 1933 - March 25, 2015 WAUNETA, Neb. -- Robert (Bob) Leon Fanning was born Jan. 11, 1933, in Chase County, Nebraska, to Vern and Velma (Barnes) Fanning. Bob attended Chase County high School and at the age of 17, he entered the U.S. ...
John M. Herron Jr.
John M. Herron Jr. Feb. 17, 1934 - March 26, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- John M. Herron Jr. passed away at his home in McCook on Thursday, March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was 81 years old. John was born on Feb. 17, 1934, at Danbury, Nebraska, to parents, John M. ...
Lillian Harriet (Fichtner) Orman
Lillian Harriet (Fichtner) Orman July 28, 1914 - March 15, 2015 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Lillian Harriet (Fichtner) Orman, 100 years old, went to heaven on March 15, 2015. She was the daughter of August and Lillian (Coons) Fichtner and was born on July 28, 1914, in Hayes County, Nebraska. She married Floyd Orman on July 27, 1937. She taught school for several years in Hayes County and served in community activities including Extension Clubs and 4H leadership...
Sandra L. Harlan
Sandra L. Harlan McCOOK, Neb. -- Sandra L. Harlan of McCook, age 77, passed away at 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...
Garnet Ellsworth Henton
Garnet E. Henton Jan. 2, 1928 - March 23, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Garnet E. Henton, age 87, departed his earthly life and entered Heaven on Monday, March 23, 2015. He peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family. Garnet was born Jan. ...
William 'Bill' C. Herman
William 'Bill' C. Herman June 27, 1929 - March 21, 2015 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- William "Bill" C. Herman, age 85, of Culbertson, passed away March 21, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born in Culbertson on June 27, 1929, to Conrad Jr. and Lillian (Butherus) Herman. Bill grew up in Culbertson, graduating from Culbertson High School in 1947...
Arden V. Norman
Arden V. Norman May 3, 1932 - March 23, 2015 McCOOK, Nebraska - Arden Virgil Norman, 82, passed away March 23, 2015. at Highland Park in McCook, Nebraska. Arden was born May 3, 1932, to Virgil W. and Lela Myrth (Williams) Norman in rural Rawlins County, Kansas. ...
Rose Ilene (McDermott) Dybdahl Robinson
Rose Ilene (McDermott) Dybdahl Robinson Dec. 31, 1922 - March 21, 2015 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Rose Ilene (McDermott) Dybdahl Robinson, 92, of North Platte, passed away March 21, 2015, at the North Platte Care Center. She was born on Dec. 31, 1922, in North Platte to Steven and Fairy (Masters) McDermott. ...
Glen Steffen Sept. 20, 1921 - March 9, 2015 FORT COLLINS, Neb. -- Glen Steffen, 93, beloved father and grandfather, peacefully passed into the presence of his Savior, surrounded by family on March 9, 2015. He was born on Sept. 20, 1921 to Albert and Emily Steffen in Culbertson, Nebraska, where he was raised...
Janet Kae Mills
Janet Kae Mills May 23, 1940 - March 22, 2015 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- Janet Kae Mills, 74, died Sunday (March 22, 2015), at Good Samaritan Society in Goodland, Kansas. She was born May 23, 1940, in Kinsley, Kansas. She was a homemaker and primary education teacher...
Roy Wallace Christensen
Roy Wallace Christensen March 21, 1924 - March 21, 2015 EDISON, Neb. -- Roy Wallace Christensen, 91, of Edison, Nebraska, died on his birthday on Saturday (March 21, 2015), at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center. He was born March 21, 1924, to Holger and Emma (Noren) Christensen south of Orleans, Nebraska. ...
William L. Stagemeyer
William L. Stagemeyer Oct. 23, 1967 - March 19, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- William L. Stagemeyer, 47, of Omaha, Nebraska, died Thursday (March 19, 2015), at his home. He was born on Oct. 23, 1967, in Oxford, Nebraska, to Owen and Shirley (McMains) Stagemeyer. ...
Wesley Dale Farr
Wesley Dale Farr June 8, 1933 - March 23, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Wesley Dale Farr passed away at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 23, 2015. He was born near Eustis, Nebraska, on June 8, 1933, to Alfred and Laura (Hilker) Farr. Wes graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1951. ...
Patricia J. Eisenhart
Patricia J. Eisenhart Oct. 6, 1924 - March 22, 2015 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Patricia J. Eisenhart, age 90, of Culbertson, passed away at the McCook Community Hospital on Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was born in Wauneta, Nebraska, on Oct. 6, 1924, to Harry G. ...
Robert L. Maske
Robert L. Maske
RUSSELL, Kan. -- Robert L. Maske, 73, died today (March 23, 2015).
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Selden, Kansas.
Donna Maucher IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Donna Maucher, 82, died Thursday (March 19, 2015), at Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta, Nebraska. Survivors include her children, Leanna Maucher of Loup City, Nebraska, Gerry Maucher and wife, Kimberly of Hayes Center, Nebraska; sisters, Laverne Trumbo and husband, LeeRoy, of Abilene, Texas, Wanda Kruse of St. Louis, Missouri, and Mary Ellen Hayes and husband, Phil, of Wray, Colorado; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Edith Marie Biesecker
Edith Marie Biesecker April 8, 1925 - March 19, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Edith Marie Biesecker, 89, of Arapahoe, died Thursday (March 19, 2015), at the CA Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born in Beaver City, Nebraska. on April 8, 1925, to W.E. and Ethel (Harmon) Shellenbarger...
Harold F. Stagemeyer
Harold F. Stagemeyer Sept. 16, 1924 - March 18, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb.-- Harold F. Stagemeyer, 90, of Beaver City, Nebraska, died Wednesday (March 18, 2015), at the Beaver City Manor in Beaver City. He was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Holbrook, Nebraska, to Fred and Mary (Martin) Stagemeyer...
Naomi Brynoff BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Naomi Brynoff, 87, longtime resident of the Benkelman area, died Thursday (March 19, 2015), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was 87 years old. Survivors include children, Esther Terrell and husband, Dave of Omaha, Nebraska, and Wanda Adkinson of Imperial, Nebraska; three grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild...
Chauncey Dewey Jr.
Chauncey Dewey Jr. May 23, 1928 - March 18, 2015 COLBY, Kansas -- Chauncey Dewey Jr. 86, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society in Atwood, Kansas. He was born May 23, 1928, in Denver, Colorado. He was a retired rancher. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sons, Robert and Jack...
Everett Orion Bailey
Everett Orion Bailey ELWOOD, Neb. -- Everett Orion Bailey, infant son of Cody and Tiffanie Bailey of Elwood, was born at 11:08 pm on March 17, 2015, in Omaha Nebraska. He was surrounded by love and family. Everett was peacefully called home by God in the arms of his mother at 11:25 pm...
William L. Siegel
William L. Siegel July 17, 1927 - March 14, 2015 SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- William L. Siegel, 87, of Morrill, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morrill with Pastor Kenneth Humphrey officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff...
Larry G. McGhghy
Larry G. McGhghy Jan. 22, 1954 - March 15, 2015 AURORA, Neb. -- Larry G. McGhghy, 61, of Aurora, died Sunday (March 15, 2015), at Lakeside Hospital. He was born to Clarance and Mildred (Bethke) McGhghy on Jan. 22, 1954, in Hebron, Nebraska. He attended Lutheran School in Davenport and later graduated from the high school in Hebron in 1972. He married Sheri Seachord on Aug. 22, 1974, in Washington, Kansas...
Kenneth L. Lofton
Kenneth L. Lofton July 4, 1935 - March 13, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Kenneth L. Lofton, 79, of McCook, died Friday (March 13, 2015,) at his home south of McCook. He was born in McCook July 4, 1935, to Burton W. and Gladys Ona (Gwenn) Lofton. They farmed south of McCook until 1942, at which time they moved to Colorado. Ken attended Lakewood Military Academy and graduated from Lakewood High School in 1954...
Reta Ann (Parker) Williams
Reta Ann (Parker) Williams July 14, 1939 - Feb. 22, 2015 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Reta Ann (Parker) Williams died Feb. 22, 2015, in Bakersfield. She was born July 14, 1939, to Leonard F. and Charlotte (Woods) Parker in Palisade, Nebraska. She graduated in 1957 from Benkelman High School in Benkelman, Nebraska. She married James L. Williams on Aug. 30, 1959, in Benkelman. They lived in Denver, Colorado, before moving to Bakersfield...
Marvin Dale Potthoff April 2, 1934 - March 13, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Marvin Dale Potthoff, of McCook, peacefully passed away on March 13, 2015, at Kearney Regional Medical Center, Kearney, Nebraska, with his family by his side. He was 80 years old...
Frances E. Debban
Frances E. Debban June 19, 1919 - March 8, 2015 COZAD, Neb. -- Frances E. Debban, age 95 of Eustis, Nebraska, passed away March 8, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Cozad. Frances was born June 19, 1919, southwest of Elwood, Nebraska, to Ed and Mary (Hartman) Oyler. ...
Elsie Lucille 'Heinz' Probasco Jan. 9, 1924 - March 12, 2015 BARTLEY, Neb. -- Elsie Lucille "Heinz" Probasco was born on Jan. 9, 1924, to Andrew and Amelia (Kiel) Heinz at Culbertson, Nebraska, and passed away March 12, 2015, at the Cambridge Manor at the age of 91 years...
Gary James 'Spike' McAdams
Gary James 'Spike' McAdams Feb. 17, 1951 - Feb. 24, 2015 MAX, NEB. -- Gary James "Spike" McAdams, 64, died Feb. 24, 2015. He was born in Lexington, Nebraska, to James Monroe and Arlene Velma (Peden) McAdams. He grew up in Cozad, Nebraska, and graduated from Cozad High School in 1969. He married Deborah Berryman in 1982; they later divorced...
Betty Jean Krieger
Betty Jean Krieger June 13, 1928 - March 11, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Betty Jean Krieger, age 86, of McCook, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Betty was born June 13, 1928, in McCook to parents John Frederick and Myrtle Belle (Blake) Masters. She was one of four daughters. At a very young age, she went to live with her aunt and uncle, Mary and Bert Masters. Betty grew up in McCook and attended McCook High School...
Virginia M. Brown
Virginia Mae Brown April 3, 1939 - March 10, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Virginia Mae Brown, age 75, of McCook, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, Nebraska. Virginia was born April 3, 1939, in McCook to parents John Jr. and Mary (Roth) Uhrich. She was an only child. Virginia attended McCook High School, graduating in 1957. After high school, she attended McCook Junior College for two years, and then Kearney State College and University of Northern Colorado...
Donald L. Crews
Donald L. Crews Dec. 8, 1935 - March 8, 2015 FORT COLLINS, Neb, -- Donald L. Crews, 79, of Fort Collins, died March 8, 2015, after a short illness. Don was born on Dec. 8, 1935, in Culbertson, Nebraska, to Paul and Vera (Spence) Crews. He attended public schools in Culbertson, graduating in a class of 23 students. ...
Phyllis L. Clapp
Phyllis L Clapp Aug. 21, 1929 - March 11, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Phyllis L Clapp, age 85, of McCook, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney, Nebraska, surrounded by her children and granddaughter. Phyllis was born Aug. 21, 1929, in Indianola, Nebraska. to parents Gustav William and Lydia Ernestine (Schaffert) Unger. She was one of six children. Phyllis attended school in McCook, graduating from McCook High School in 1947...
Doris Elaine (Rhoades) Liester
Doris Elaine (Rhoades) Liester Oct. 16, 1930 -March 9, 2015 SALIDA, Colo. -- Doris Elaine (Rhoades) Liester was born in Culbertson, Nebraska, on Oct. 16, 1930, to Geraldine and Lester Rhoades. She passed away on March 9, 2015, in Salida, Colorado. Shortly after birth, Doris family moved to western Kansas, where she spent her childhood and high school years. She married Forest Liester in December of 1948 and they soon moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they raised five children...
Wilburta 'Bertie' Sue DeBauche
Wilburta 'Bertie' Sue Carroll DeBauche Sept. 28, 1940 - March 9, 2015 INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Wilburta "Bertie" Sue Carroll DeBauche, age 74, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bertie was born Sept. 28, 1940, in Monona County, Iowa, to Wilbur Carroll and Darlene Rains. She was baptized into the Catholic Church on April 2, 1950, and graduated from Onawa High School in Onawa, Iowa, in 1958...
Mary (Dinnel) Podhajsky
Mary (Dinnel) Podhajsky Aug. 23, 1936 - Feb. 27, 2015 BRYANT, Ark. -- Mary (Dinnel) Podhajsky, 78, of Bryant, Arkansas, passed away Feb. 27, 2015. She was born Aug. 23, 1936, in Gothenburg, Nebraska, to Lester Dinnel and Irma (Milburn) Dinnel. She graduated from McCook High School in 1954. ...
Donald Edward Sughroue
Donald Edward Sughroue, Sr. April 5, 1934 - March 4, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb -- Donald Edward Sughroue, Sr. of Cambridge passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Kearney Regional Hospital, with all of his children, their spouses, and grandchildren by his side. He was 80 years old...
Melva Audrey Gohl
Melva Audrey Gohl May 4, 1920 - March 4, 2015 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Melva Audrey Gohl, age 94, of Culbertson, Nebraska, passed Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney, Nebraska. Melva was born May 4, 1920, on the family farm north of Culbertson to parents Fred B. ...
Fred L. Weber
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. ...
Dalton L. Strickland
Dalton L. Strickland March 5, 1953 - Feb. 21, 2015 LITTLETON, Colo.-- Dalton L. Strickland, 61, formerly of the Arapahoe and Beaver City, Nebraska area, died Feb. 21, 2015, at his home in Littleton. He was born March 5, 1953, to Clifford H. and Bonnie J. (Helton) Strickland in McCook, Nebraska...
Larry Gene Sigwing
Larry Gene Sigwing March 3, 2015 -March 9, 1941 KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Larry Gene Sigwing, 73, took his last step peacefully to our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, while at the Kansas City Hospice House. On March 9, 1941, Larry and his identical twin, Gary, were born to William and Maxine Sigwing in McCook, Nebraska. ...
Cynthia L. Raridon
Cynthia L. Raridon Dec. 2, 1953 - Feb. 17, 2015 ASHLAND, Neb. -- Cynthia L. Raridon, 61, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away Feb. 17, 2015, in Ashland. She was born Dec. 2, 1953, in McCook, Nebraska, to Lloyd M. and Beverly Jean (Hale) Raridon. She was retired from the Nebraska Department of Roads Testing Lab...
Benjamin Calep Ellis
Benjamin Calep Ellis May 13, 1949 - Feb. 9, 2015 WRAY, Colo. -- Benjamin Calep Ellis was born May 13, 1949, in Wray to Thomas Caleb and Blanche (Redden) Ellis. He passed away Feb. 9, 2015, in Wray. Ben's first year of school was in a country school house in the Wiggins area. After that, he went to Wiggins Elementary up to the fifth grade. The family relocated to Haigler, Nebraska, and later moved to Indianola, Nebraska, where he attended high school...
Joan Faye Evans
Joan Faye Evans July 30, 1945 - March 1, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Joan Faye Evans, 69, died Sunday (March 1, 2015), at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born July 30, 1945, in Grant, Nebraska, to Wayne and Rowena (Mitchell) Hoover. She grew up in Phoeniz, Arizona, until she was 12 years old, then moved to Madrid, Nebraska. She graduated from high school in Madrid in 1964...
Jerry Dean Kotschwar
Jerry Dean Kotschwar Dec. 17, 1942 - Feb. 28, 2015 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Jerry Dean Kotschwar, age 72, of Culbertson, passed away peacefully at home Feb. 28, 2015. He was born Dec. 17, 1942, in North Platte, Nebraska, to Chester James and Arline Louise (Phelps) Kotschwar. ...
July 30, 1945 - March 1, 2015
OBERLIN, Kan. -- Joan Evans, 69, died Sunday March 1, 2015, at Dectur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin.
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Edward "Ed" T. Purinton, Jr.
Edward 'Ed' T. Purinton, Jr. Dec. 12, 1920 - Feb. 28, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Edward "Ed" T. Purinton, Jr., age 94, of Cambridge, passed away at the Cambridge Manor on Feb. 28, 2015. He was born at Pueblo, Colorado, on Dec. 12, 1920, to Edward T. and Grace (Hutchison) Purinton. His family moved to the farm east of Cambridge in 1921, where Ed continued to live until 2009, when he and his wife moved to Heritage Plaza...