Obituaries from May 2015
James A. Brewer
James A. Brewer
Feb. 13, 1949 - May 28, 2015
WAUNETA, Neb. -- James A. Brewer, 66, died Thursday (May 28, 2015), at Sunrise Heights of Wauneta.
Services are pending and will be announced by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Christopher Mousel Reeves
Christopher Mousel Reeves Sept. 17, 1947 - May 25, 2015 GREELEY, Colo. -- Christopher Mousel Reeves, 67, of Greeley, died Monday (May 25, 2015), at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. He was born Sept. 17, 1947, to Thomas and Mildred (Mousel) Reeves in Corpus Christi, Texas...
Michael A. Schiffelbein
Michael A. Schiffelbein
May 13, 1952 - May 28, 2015
McCOOK, Neb. -- Michael A. Schiffelbein, 63, died Thursday (May 28, 2015), at his home in McCook.
Services are pending with Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Donald W. Fricke, Sr.
Donald W. Fricke, Sr. Dec. 15, 1936 - May 25, 2015 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Donald W. Fricke, Sr., age 78, of Culbertson, passed away at Community Hospital of McCook on Monday, May 25, 2015. He was born in Comstock, Nebraska, on Dec. 15, 1936, to Fredrick and Rhoda (Amberry) Fricke. Donald finished his GED in 1980...
Vivian Lerneda Pierce
Vivian Lerneda Pierce Jan. 20, 1925 - May 22, 2015 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Vivian Lerneda Pierce of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of Stratton, Nebraska, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, at Mt. Carmel Home in Kearney. She was 90 years old. Vivian was born on Jan. 20, 1925, in Stratton, to Clarence and Ora (Miles) Richards. She graduated from Stratton High School in 1942...
Randall Dee Roethemeyer
Randall Dee Roethemeyer March 26, 1961 - May 24, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. Our "angel unaware" was born the tenth child of Melvin William and Elda Regina (Wendland) Roethemeyer on March 26, 1961, at the family farm north of Maywood, Nebraska. Randy departed this earthly life on May 24, 2015, in Omaha, surrounded by family...
Ruby Anderson WAUNETA, Neb. -- Ruby Anderson, 95, longtime resident of Wauneta, died Monday (May 25, 2015), at Sunrise Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include sons, Richard Anderson and wife, Dot, of Parker, Colorado, Lynn Anderson of Hastings, Nebraska, four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...
James 'Jim' E. Bobinmyer
James 'Jim' E. Bobinmyer Oct. 26, 1947 - May 24, 2015 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- James "Jim" E. Bobinmyer, age 67, of Culbertson, passed away May 24, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in McCook, Nebraska, on Oct. 26, 1947, to Robert and Vera (Case) Bobinmyer. Jim graduated from Herndon High School in 1965. He then attained a Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Hayes State University in Agriculture where he was a member of the FHSU rodeo team...
Lillian Isley May 30, 1953 - May 19, 2015 McCOOK, Neb . -- Lillian Isley, age 61, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Lillian was born on May 30, 1953, in Hardin, Montana, to parents Ernest Leopold and Ellie (Lopez) Lucero. She was one of six children born to this union. Upon graduating high school, Lillian worked as a certified nurse's assistant...
William H. Davis
William H. Davis Jan. 23, 1930 - May 20, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- William H. Davis, age 85, of Trenton, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at his home in Trenton. Bill was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Stratton, Nebraska, to parents Paul Edgar and Thelma Lorraine (Campbell) Davis. He was one of seven children born to this union. The family made their home in Trenton, where Bill attended country school...
Joan R. 'Judy' Allen
Joan R. 'Judy' Allen July 15, 1925 - May 17, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Joan R. "Judy" Allen of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 89 years old. Judy was born on July 15, 1925, at Concordia, Kansas, to parents, Homer Paul and Katherine (Donahue) Charbonneau. She attended school in Concordia...
Richard F. 'Dick' Pauls
Richard F. 'Dick' Pauls April 5, 1926 - May 16, 2015 SELDEN, Kan. -- Richard F. "Dick" Pauls, 89, died Saturday (May 16, 2015), at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney, Kansas. He was born April 5, 1926, in Leoville, Kansas, to Peter D. and Margaret A. ...
Norma E. Karre
Norma E. Karre Dec. 24, 1932 - May 16, 2015 HAYES CENTER, Neb. -- Norma E. Karre, 82, of Hayes Center, passed away May 16, 2015, at Great Plains Health. She was born Dec. 24, 1932, to Dewey and Ethel (Bodell) McConnell at Hershey, Nebraska. Norma graduated from Hershey High School in 1950 and later was united in marriage to Robert W. ...
Anna Mae Vandervort
Anna Mae Vandervort Sept. 7, 1928 - May 15, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. -- Anna Mae Vandervort, age 86, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society in Omaha. Anna was born Sept. 7, 1928, to John and Carrie Mae (Meissner) Brumgard in McCook, Nebraska. She graduated from McCook High School in 1947...
Kenneth Dean Lambert
Kenneth Dean Lambert Nov. 17, 1940 - May 3, 2015 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Kenneth Dean Lambert, 74, died Sunday (May 3, 2015), at Beaver City Manor in Beaver City. He was born Nov. 17, 1940, at Oxford, Nebraska, to Harley K. and Luella (Wier) Lambert. Dean grew up on the family farm and graduated from Beaver City High School in 1958. He married Jo Clements. They later divorced...
Robert Wayne Rath
Robert Wayne Rath May 11, 1941 - May 11, 2015 MISSOULA, Mont. -- Robert Wayne Rath, 74, of St. Regis, Montana, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015, at Village Health Care Center in Missoula, MT. He was born May 11, 1941, to Wayne and Marjorie (Beattie) Rath...
Linda Grace Boone
Linda Grace Boone Sept. 25, 1960 - May 13, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- Linda Grace Boone, age 54, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at her home in Trenton. She was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Sept. 25, 1960, to Melvin and Dorothy Grace (Johnston) Boone...
James M. Harris
James M. Harris May 14, 1918 - May 12, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- James M. Harris, age 96, of McCook, passed away at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook on May 12, 2015. He was born in McCook on May 14, 1918, to Melvin and Gladys (Utter) Harris. James grew up in McCook where he received his education...
Ann Louise Gregg
Ann Louise Gregg May 9, 1940 - May 7, 2015 ARVADA, Colo. -- Ann Louise Gregg, 74, of Arvada, Colorado, died May 7, 2015. She was born May 9, 1940, in Beaver City, Nebraska, to Glenn Thomas and Mary Arlyne (Malone) Pickett. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1958 and attended Parks Business School in Denver. Following graduation, she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Denver for eight years...
Victor M. Schwartz
Victor M. Schwartz Feb. 17, 1945 - May 4, 2015 HENDERSON, Neb. -- Mr. Victor M. Schwartz, of McCook, Nebraska, died at Henderson Health Care Center in Henderson, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by brothers, Randy Schwartz, Charles Schwartz; and brother-in-law, Tom Erwin...
Floyd L. Lotker Jr.
Floyd L. Lotker Jr. March 14, 1921 - May 10, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Floyd L. Lotker Jr., 94, died Sunday (May 10, 2015), at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born March 14, 1921, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Floyd and Edma (Mix) Lotke Sr. He graduated from St. John's Military School in Salina, Kansas...
Samela Jane Downing
Samela Jane Downey July 2, 1959 - May 7, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- Samela Downey, 55, of Trenton, died Thursday (May 7, 2015), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkleman, Nebraska. She was born in Stratton, Nebraska, on July 2, 1959, to James C. and Bertha L. (Anderson) Scott...
Melba K. Farr
Melba K. Farr Jan. 31, 1945 - May 6, 2015 HAYS, Kan. -- Melba K. Farr, 70, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Via Christi Village in Hays, Kansas. She was born Jan. 31, 1945 in Oxford, Nebraska. Services are Monday, May 11, 2015, 1:30 p.m. at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with the Rev. Gene Gee officiating. Interment is at the Oberlin Cemetery,...
Gary Alan Gibson
Gary Alan Gibson LINCOLN, Neb. -- Gary Alan Gibson, 61, of Lincoln, passed away on May 5, 2015, in Lincoln. He was born in Oxford, Nebraska, to Eldon and Carol (Maaske) Gibson. During high school, he worked for Oxford Cheese Factory. Following high school graduation, he was married to Jeri Ruth Borgman in 1975 and worked for Industrial Pipelines. ...
Arnold Robert Raye 'Arnie' Solberg
Arnold Robert Raye 'Arnie' Solberg Jan. 21, 1965 - May 6, 2015 BARTLEY, Neb. -- Arnold Robert Raye (Arnie) Solberg, 50, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Bartley. He was born Jan. 21, 1965, to Arnold and Janet (Berard) Solberg in Glendale, California. At 14 months, he was adopted and raised by his grandparents. Raye and Helen Solberg. He attended Altaloma High School. After leaving his home in California, he moved to Bartley in 2000, where he had various jobs and made friends everywhere he went...
Helen Virginia Hatcher Hotze
Helen Virginia Hatcher Hotze March 29, 1923 - April 30, 2015 AURORA, Colo. -- Helen Virginia Hatcher Hotze, 92, native of Red Willow County, Nebraska, died in Aurora, Colorado, on April 30, 2015, after brief illness. Helen was born on March 29, 1923, the first of three daughters born to Osma Paul and May Morosic Hatcher. ...
Mary Alice Handel Miller
Mary Alice Handel Miller Aug. 13, 1939 - May 5 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Mary Alice Handel Miller was born in Palisade Nebraska, to Raymond John and Alta Zella Lentz Handel on Aug. 13, 1939, and passed away at the Tri Valley Health Hospital in Cambridge on May 5, 2015, at the age of 75. Mary had been fighting diabetes and reduced lung capacity for years and she was finally too weak to fight pneumonia...
Dale Joseph Beals
Dale Joseph Beals Oct. 24, 1943 -May 5, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Dale Joseph Beals of Cambridge, born on Oct. 24, 1943, in McCook, to Joseph Ralph and Nancy Jane (Richey) Beals, lost his 33 year battle with multiple sclerosis on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was 71...
Lillian (Farr) Sayer
Lillian (Farr) Sayer Jan. 26, 1918 - May 5, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Lillian (Farr) Sayer, 97, the second child of Edward and Millie (Basinger) Farr, was born on the family farm northwest of Holbrook on Jan. 26, 1918. She departed this life at the Elwood Nursing Home on May 5, 2015, at the age of 97...
Helen Madden INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Helen Madden of Indianola, died Monday (May 4, 2015), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, May 11, 2015, 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Meguire offciating. Inurnment is at St. Catherine's Cemetery...
Arden Ham July 25, 1928 - May 2, 2015 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Arden Emmett Ham was born July 25, 1928, at the family farm in Dundy County, Nebraska, to Earl D. "Vic" Ham and Mayme (Bond) Ham. He went to meet our Lord and join his wife on Saturday, May 2, 2015, on their 67th wedding anniversary...
Kenneth Dean Lambert
Kenneth Dean Lambert Nov. 17, 1940 - May 3, 2015 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Kenneth Dean Lambert, 74, died Sunday (May 3, 2015), at Beaver City Manor in Beaver City. He was born Nov. 17, 1940, at Oxford, Nebraska, to Harley K. and Luella (Wier) Lambert. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial services will be at a later date. Private family burial was May 4, 2015, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City...
Rosemary J. Tines
Rosemary J. Tines Sept. 14, 1931 - May 3, 2015 FREMONT, Neb. -- Rosemary J. Tines, 83, died Sunday (May 3, 2015), at Arbor Manor in Fremont. She was born Sept. 14, 1931, in San Antonio, Texas, to David and Rosa (Whitman) Maspero. She grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Incarnate Word High School. ...
Harley G. Lofton Jr.
Harley G. Lofton Jr. Jan. 30, 1928 - April 30, 2015 HIOLDREGE, Neb. -- Harley G. Lofton, Jr., 87 years of age, of Holdrege, Nebraska, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. Harley was preceded in death by his wife, Mae last Friday, and to honor their devotion and love to each other, a combined service to celebrate their lives was Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. ...
Rev. David Clark Rossbach
Rev. David Clark Rossbach March 28, 1939 - April 29, 2015 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- The Rev. David Clark Rossbach, 76, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. He was born March 28, 1939, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He was a Lutheran minister...
Ray D. Kennedy
Ray D. Kennedy Jan. 12, 1937 - April 28, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Ray D. Kennedy, 78, died Tuesday (April 28, 2015), at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. He was born Jan. 12, 1937, in Oberlin to Edgar and Mabel (Colwell) Kennedy. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1955 and from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, with a degree in civil engineering...
Evelyn L. Minnick
Evelyn L. Minnick Aug. 8, 1921 - April 30, 2015 FRANKLIN, Neb. -- Evelyn L. Minnick, 93, died Thursday (April 30, 2015), at the Golden Living Center in Franklin, Nebraska. She was born Aug. 8, 1921, the daughter of Cora (Barnes) and William Winz,in Huntley, Nebraska...
Melvin (Mel) E. Deselms
Melvin (Mel) E. Deselms Jan. 24, 1944 - April 30, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Melvin (Mel) E. Deselms, the youngest child of Ivan and Agnes (Rhoades) Deselms, was born at the family home southeast of Cambridge, Nebraska, on Jan. 24, 1944. He departed this life at the Good Samaritan Society in Arapahoe, Nebraska, on April 30, 2015, with his wife, Diane and his daughter, Darcy at his side...