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Obituaries from April 2015

Timothy Jean Austin (04/30/15)
Timothy Jean Austin Jan. 5, 1948 - April 29, 2015 SEWARD, Neb. -- Timothy Jean Austin, 67, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Staplehurst, Nebraska. Memorials may be given in care of of the Austin family or the charity of your choice. Private family service...
Warren E. Sutton (04/30/15)
Warren E. Sutton Dec. 28, 1922 - April 26, 2015 NORTHGLENN, Colo. -- Warren was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Stratton, Nebraska, and passed away peacefully at home on April 26, 2015, in Northglenn, Colorado. He attended School District 13 and graduated in 1940 from Stratton High School...
Ruth E. Bridgmon (04/28/15)
Ruth Ellen Bridgmon June 21, 1921 - April 28, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Ruth Ellen Bridgmon, age 93, of McCook, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Community Hospital. Ruth had been a resident of Hillcrest for the last six years. Ruth was born June 21, 1921, at McCook to parents, James Arthur and Anna Mary (Gustafson) Brandt. She graduated from McCook High School in 1940...
Treva G. (Westfall) Henry (04/29/15)
Treva G. (Westfall) Henry Sept. 1, 1935 - April 23, 2015 BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Treva G. (Westfall) Henry, 79, died Thursday (April 23, 2015), at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. She was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Luray, Kansas. She was a senior citizen meal program coordinator...
Hazel Marie Durner (04/29/15)
Hazel Marie Durner April 6, 1934 - April 26, 2015 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Hazel Marie Durner, 81, died Sunday (April 26, 2015), at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born April 6, 1934, to Ralph and Sylvia Rosier Moore at Freedom, Nebraska, in Frontier County. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1951. She married James "Eldon" Durner on Sept. 4, 1954. They moved to Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington, where her husband was stationed in the U.S. Navy...
Betty M. May (04/28/15)
Betty M. May March 10, 1925 - April 27, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Betty M. May, 90, died Monday (April 27, 2015), at Decatur County Good Samaritan Society in Oberlin. She was born March 10, 1925, in Cheney, Kansas, to George and Frieda (Klinker) Hillman. ...
Mae M. Lofton (04/28/15)
Mae M. Lofton July 4, 1929 - April 24, 2015 HOLDREGE, Neb. -- Funeral services for Mae M. Lofton will be on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Holdrege, Nebraska, with Rev. Karen Watson officiating. Interment will be in the Moses Hill Cemetery in rural Phelps County, Nebraska, following the services...
Hobert Harold Adkins (04/28/15)
Hobert Harold Adkins Sept. 20, 1936 - April 26, 2015 DANBURY, Neb. -- Hobert Harold Adkins, age 78, of Danbury, passed away at the Kearney Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was born in Man, West Virginia, Sept. 20, 1936, to Clovis and Minerva (Belcher) Adkins. He graduated from Ham High School in 1954...
Dana D. Hlavinka (04/27/15)
Dana D. Hlavinka Nov. 18, 1970 - April 19, 2015 SIDNEY, NEB. -- Dana D. Hlavinka, age 44, of Sidney passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Hyde officiating. ...
Walter W. Castle (04/24/15)
Walter W. Castle July 3, 1927 - April 22, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Walter W. Castle was born July 3, 1927, in Decatur County, Kansas, to Walter and Gertude (Oxley) Castle. He passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County in Oberlin, Kansas, at the age of 87...
Verl James Owens (04/24/15)
Verl James Owens Jan. 2, 1935 - April 17, 2015 BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. -- Verl James Owens, age 80, passed away in Bullhead City, Arizona, on Friday, April 17, 2015, at his home, in the loving hands and hearts of his family and friends. Verl was born on Jan. ...
Marilyn Jean Miller (04/17/15)
Marilyn Jean Miller Jan. 31, 1930 - April 15, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. -- It has been said that angels walk among us here on Earth. If this is true, we have lost one of the kindest and most gentle angels of them all, Marilyn Jean Miller, beloved teacher, aunt, and friend, who died April 15, 2015, in Omaha...
Clint Leroy Bridges (04/21/15)
Clinton 'Clint' Leroy Bridges Sept. 10, 1926 - April 21, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Clinton "Clint" Leroy Bridges, age 88, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at his home in McCook surrounded by his family. Clint was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Norman, Nebraska, to Roy C. and Ada L. (Preston) Bridges. He graduated from Minden High School in 1945 and three days later, was drafted into the U.S. Army...
Kurt R. Sulzman (04/21/15)
Kurt R. Sulzman Nov. 21, 1972 - April 16, 2015 POLK CITY, Iowa -- Kurt R. Sulzman, 42, died Thursday (April 16, 2015), at Audoubon, Iowa. He was born Nov. 21, 1972, in Hoxie, Kansas, to Donald and Lillian (Skubal) Sulzman. He was raised in Dresden, Kansas. He attended Hoxie High School and Kansas State University...
Julie M. Burge (04/21/15)
Julie M. Burge June 16, 1958 - April 20, 2015 ARAPAHOE. Neb. -- Julie M. Burge, 56, of Arapahoe, died Monday (April 20, 2015), at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born on June 16, 1958, at McCook, Nebraska, to Donald D. and Dolores R. ...
Juliann A. Koerperich (04/21/15)
Juliann A. Koerperich Feb. 17, 1955 - April 14, 2015 BRENTWOOD, Calif. -- Former Hastings, Nebraska, resident, Juliann A. Koerperich, 60, passed away April 14, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer in the loving arms of her husband in Brentwood, California...
Roger W. Monter (04/20/15)
Roger W. Monter Nov. 24, 1933 - April 18, 2015 EUSTIS, Neb. -- Roger W. Monter, age 81, of Eustis, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Lexington, Nebraska. Roger was born Nov. 24, 1933, at Arapahoe, Nebraska, to Otto and Minnie (Wendland) Monter. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1951. Roger worked for NSW Construction, running a caterpiller. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Texas and Mississippi for two years and was honorably discharged in 1957...
Wayne E. Wolford (04/20/15)
Wayne E. Wolford July 19, 1935 - April 16, 2015 COZAD, Neb. -- Wayne E. Wolford, age 79, of Cozad, died April 16, 2015, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Wayne was born east of Kearney on the family farm on July 19, 1935, to Cecil M. and Leanda (Munson) Wolford. ...
Roger Lee Luke (04/20/15)
Roger Lee Luke July 15, 1957 - April 18, 2015 HOLBROOK, Neb. -- Roger Lee Luke, 57, of Holbrook, died Saturday (April 18, 2015), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska. He was born July 15, 1957, to Virgil and Leona (Fisher) Luke in Holdrege...
Betty Y. Riepe (04/20/15)
Betty Y. Riepe Nov. 17, 1934 - April 13, 2015 NORTON, Kan. -- Betty Y. Riepe, 80, of Norton, died Monday (April 13, 2015), at the Andbe Home in Norton. She was born Nov. 17, 1934, to Fred and Louise (Koeteman) Huxoll at Arapahoe, Nebraska. On June 14, 1953, she married George Edward Riepe of Arapahoe...
Elsie A. Hofman (04/20/15)
Elsie A. Hofman Aug.11, 1918 - April 16, 2015 IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Elsie A. Hofman was born on the family farm west of Elwood, Nebraska, on Aug. 11, 1918, the fourth child of Emil and Mary (Marquardt) Gruber. Elsie attended country school and parochial grade school and graduated from Elwood High School. She obtained a normal teaching certificate from Kearney State College and taught in country and parochial grade schools for about five years...
David Lee Davis (04/17/15)
David Lee Davis June 8, 1929 - April 17, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- David Lee Davis, 85, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away at Community Hospital of McCook on Friday, April 17, 2015. He was born in Beaver City, Nebraska, on June 8, 1929, to Glen and Nellie (Graham) Davis. The family moved to McCook, where David graduated from McCook High School in 1947. On Feb. 9, 1948, he was united in marriage to Georgia Clark in Roseburg, Oregon...
Lillian Harriet (Fichtner) Orman (04/17/15)
Lillian Harriet (Fichtner) Orman NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Lillian Harriet (Fichtner) Orman, 100, died March 15, 2015. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at St. John's White Lutheran Church near Hayes Center. Burial will be at the St. John's White Lutheran Cemetery...
Bryghton Lee J Kalinski (04/17/15)
Bryghton Lee J Kalinski GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Bryghton Lee J. Kalinski was born and welcomed into heaven on April 14, 2015, at CHI-Health St. Francis in Grand Island. Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015, at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Dan Naranjo will officiate...
Leslie Everett Berends (04/14/15)
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Mark W. Benjamin (04/16/15)
Mark W. Benjamin Jan. 31, 1959 - April 14, 2015 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Mark W. Benjamin, age 56, of Kearney, died Tuesday morning, April 14, 2015, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be Friday afternoon, April 17, 2015, at 3 p.m. ...
Larry Norman Kramer (04/15/15)
Larry Norman Kramer Dec. 28, 1942 - April 13, 2015 BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Larry Norman Kramer, 72, died Monday (April 13, 2015), at his residence in Bird City. He was born Dec. 28, 1942, in Brighton, Colorado. He was retired and formerly the superintendent of transportation at Brighton Public Schools...
Carol June Marsh (04/15/15)
Carol June Marsh Dec. 15, 1942 - April 14, 2014 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- Carol June Marsh, 72, died Tuesday, April 14, 2014 at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. She was born Dec. 15, 1942, in Denver, Colorado. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Marsh, in 2008...
Shirley Ann Owens (04/15/15)
Shirley Ann Owens Sept. 22, 1944 - April 14, 2015 CURTIS, Neb. -- Shirley Ann Owens, 70, of Curtis, died Monday (April 14, 2015), at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska. She was born Sept. 22, 1944, in Stockville, Nebraska, to Dick T. and Willa Marie (Arent) Owens...
Edward E. Mitchell (04/15/15)
Edward E. Mitchell Sept. 2, 1935 - April 13, 2015 SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Edward E. Mitchell, 79, of Morrill, Nebraska, died Monday (April 13, 2015), at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. He was born Sept. 2, 1935, at Pueblo, Colorado. He was a longtime instructor at McCook Junior College in McCook, Nebraska, and at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado...
Betty Y. Riepe (04/15/15)
Betty Y. Riepe NORTON, Kan. -- Betty Y. Riepe, 80, of Norton, Kansas, died Monday (April 13, 2015), at Andbe Home in Norton. Services are pending and will be announced later by Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, who is in charge of the arrangements.
Viola Frick (04/10/15)
Viola Frick Nov. 29, 1914 - April 9, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Viola Frick, age 100, passed away at the Hillcrest Nursing Home on April 9, 2015. She was born in Trenton, Nebraska, on Nov. 29, 1914, to John and Bertha (Making) Ownes. She grew up in rural Hitchcock County, graduating from Cornell Rural School. On Aug. 12, 1931, she married Roy C. Frick in Colby, Kansas. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1981. To this union five children were born: Arvene, Evelyn, Vernon, LaVerne and Denise...
Lois M. Schmitt (04/13/15)
Lois M. Schmitt June 9, 1930 - April 9, 2015 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Lois M. Schmitt, 84, of Grand Island, died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island. Services will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Apfel Funeral Home, 1123 West 2nd Street in Grand Island, with Derek Apfel officiating. Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery, Trenton, Nebraska, at 3 p.m...
Gordon Eugene Hein (04/13/15)
Gordon Eugene Hein May 27, 1927 - April 11, 2015 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Gordon Eugene Hein gained his angel wings on April 11, 2015, at the Arbors Memory Care in Lincoln. He was born May 27, 1927, in Ansley, Nebraska, to Arthur Hein and Flora Zimmerman Hein. He married Loretta Hoeman on Nov. 2, 1963, at Theophilus Church in Wayne County...
Donald F. Uerling (04/13/15)
Donald F. Uerling Sept. 22, 1939 - April 11, 2015 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Donald F. Uerling, 75, of Lincoln, died Saturday (April 11, 2015). He was a retired professor at the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was a member of St. ...
Leora J. Powell (04/10/15)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Leora J. Powell, 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 7, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Private family services to be held at a later date. In honoring her wishes to be cremated there will be no viewing or visitation. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements...
Gary Richard Penner (04/10/15)
MESQUITE, Tex. -- Gary Richard Penner, 75, of Mesquite passed away Saturday, (April 4, 2015). He was born to Lawrence and Edith Penner on October 19, 1939. Gary earned a Masters in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. He retired from Richland Community College in 2014 after many years of teaching mathematics...
William 'Bill' Thomas Bales (04/10/15)
FULLERTON, Calif. --William "Bill" Thomas Bales, 91, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died Monday (April 6, 2015) in Fullerton, California. Bales was born in McCook to Clarence and Polly Bales of McCook. He grew up in McCook and was a McCook High School graduate...
Dura 'Dell' Roosevelt Delano Jr. (04/10/15)
McCOOK, Neb. --Following a brief illness, Dura "Dell" Roosevelt Delano, Jr., of McCook, Nebraska, died Monday (April 6, 2015) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was 90. Dell was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Industry, Maine. His parents were Dura R. Delano, Sr. and Mildred Chamberlain Delano of Rumford, Maine...
Carlotta Rozina 'Charlie' Thielbar (04/10/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Carlotta Rozina "Charlie" Thielbar, 81, passed away Tuesday (April 7, 2015), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Charlie was born on April 25, 1933, in Seldon, Kansas, to parents Moritz J. and Martha A. (Simeon) Nauer. On Dec. 10, 1951, she was united in marriage to Melvin Harold Thielbar at McCook. ...
Icela Elizabeth "Liz" (Hall) Sidell (04/08/15)
Icela Elizabeth "Liz" (Hall) Sidell Jan. 2, 1932 - April 1, 2015 SCOTTSBLUff, Neb. -- Liz Sidell passed away on April 1, 2015 at 83 years old in Scottsbluff. She resided in Kimball, Nebraska, before her death. Liz was born on Jan. 2, 1932, in Trenton, Nebraska, to Charles Delbert Hall and Clara Ruth Brown Hall. ...
Carlotta Rozina "Charlie" Thielbar (04/08/15)
Carlotta Rozina "Charlie" Thielbar McCOOK, Neb. -- Carlotta Rozina "Charlie" Thielbar, 81, died Tuesday (April 7, 2015), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook Memorial services are Friday, April 10, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Lester officiating...
Roger Emigh (04/08/15)
Roger Emigh April 26, 1964 - April 6, 2015 SELDEN, Kan. -- Roger Emigh, 50, died Monday April 6, 2015, at Jetmore, Kansas, He was born April 26, 1964, in Hoxie, Kansas, to Gary and Shirley (Rogers) Emigh. He was raised in Selden and attended Golden Plains Junior-Senior high and auctioneer school in Mason City, Iowa...
Roger Emigh (04/07/15)
Roger Emigh OBERLIN, Kan. -- Roger Emigh, 50, of Cimarron, formerly of Selden, Kansas, died Monday (April 6, 2015), at Jetmore, Kansas. Pauls Funeral Home of Selden, Kansas, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Ann "Debbie" Miller (04/07/15)
Elizabeth Ann "Debbie" Miller April 23, 1953 - April 5, 2015 ST. FRANCIS, Kan . -- Elizabeth Ann "Debbie" Miller, 61, died Sunday (April 5, 2015), at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. She was born April 23, 1953, in Valdosta, Georgia. She was a homemaker...
Lou Ann Neville (04/07/15)
Lou Ann Neville May 16, 1929- March 29, 2015 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Lou Ann Neville, 85, died Sunday (March 29, 2015), at Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born May 16, 1929, in Brewster, Kansas. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Neville, in 1996; and son, Gary Neville, in 1999...
Boyce Warning (04/07/15)
Boyce Warning BENKELMAN, Ne. -- Boyce Warning, 92, long-time resident of the Max, Nebraska, area, died Sunday ( April 5, 2015), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. Survivors include children, Connie and husband, Jack Bunning of Stapleton, Nebraska, Kyle and wife, Gloria,of Elwood, Nebraska, Delbert of Atwood, Kansas, Tamara Hinton and husband, Laurence of North Platte, Nebraska, Darwin and wife, Carole of Benkelman, Regina Lauby and husband, Justin of Elwood, Keith and wife, Tonya, of Hayden, Colorado; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.. ...
Dura 'Dell' R. Delano Jr. (04/07/15)
Dura 'Dell' R. Delano Jr. Aug. 2, 1924 - April 6, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Dura "Dell" R. Delano Jr., 90, died Monday (April 6, 2015), at Hlllcrest Nursing Home in McCook. A gathering will be Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook. No time has been set yet. Additional information will be released tomorrow...
Velda Jean Hill (04/06/15)
Velda Jean Hill Aug. 24, 1928 - April 3, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Velda Jean Hill, formerly of Wilsonville, passed away at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge on April 3, 2015. She was born near Wilsonville, Nebraska, to Simon and Frieda (Ruhs) Wolzen on Aug. 24, 1928, the oldest of six children...
Violet Irene Schissler (04/06/15)
Violet Irene Schissler Feb. 14, 1919 - April 2, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Violet Irene Schissler was born Feb. 14, 1919, in Rawlins County, Kansas, to Charles and Mary (Hokenson) Henningson. She passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County in Oberlin, Kansas, at the age of 96...
Darrel L. Brown (04/03/15)
Darrel Lee Brown Nov. 16, 1927 - April 2, 2015 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Darrel Lee Brown, 87, died Thursday (April 2, 2015), at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege, Nebraska. He was born Nov. 16, 1927, on the family farm in Furnas County, Nebraska, to Delbert Leroy and Anna Minnie (Straube) Brown...
Jesse Ray Krutsinger (04/03/15)
Jesse Ray Gonzales Krutsinger Aug. 16, 1973 - April 2, 2015 BARTLEY, Neb. -- Jesse Ray Gonzales Krutsinger passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at his home in Bartley. He was 41 years old. Jesse was born on Aug. 16, 1973, in McCook, Nebraska to Raymond "Butch" Gonzales, Jr. and Judy Rae Krutsinger. He graduated from McCook High School in 1992 and continued his education at McCook Community College. Jesse then moved to Lincoln, where he took classes at Metro Community College for carpentry...