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Obituaries from June 2015

Adam Craig Potthoff (06/30/15)
Adam Craig Potthoff Oct. 14, 1984 - June 29, 2015 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Adam Craig Potthoff, age 30, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, passed away in Lincoln on June 29, 2015. He was born in Loveland, Colorado, to Darrel and Joyce (O'Dea) Potthoff. Adam's family moved to McCook, where he graduated from McCook High School and later, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln...
Valarie Ann (Boehm) Schneider (06/30/15)
Valarie Ann (Boehm) Schneider May 25, 1950 - June 10, 2015 CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- Valarie Ann (Boehm) Schneider, 65, of Casa Grande passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Santa Clarita, California. A Rosary service will be Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Julesburg...
Leo Richard (06/29/15)
Leo Richard July 18, 1930 - June 28, 2015 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Leo John Richard was born on July 18, 1930, with his twin sister, Leah, at the family farm near Parks, Nebraska, to Aubrey J. and Myrtle (Penn) Richard. As a young man, he grew up on the farm and attended school, graduating from Parks High School in 1947...
Gladys Lucille Berry (06/29/15)
Gladys Lucille Berry July 20, 1926 - June 26, 2015 GERING, Neb. -- Gladys Lucille Berry, 88, passed away peacefully Friday evening, June 26, 2015, at Heritage Estates in Gering. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, July 1 at 10 a.m. at All Souls Catholic Church at Bridgeport with Father David Rykwalder officiating. ...
Max Dean Carman (06/25/15)
Max Dean Carman March 22, 1933 - June 25, 2015 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Max Dean Carman was born March 22, 1933, in Decatur County, Kansas, to Joe B. and Myrtle (Bell) Carman. He passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney, Nebraska, at the age of 82...
Marlene Diane (Thebault) Cox (06/25/15)
Marlene Diane (Thebault) Cox June 5, 1934 - June 24, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Marlene Diane (Thebault) Cox passed quietly out of this world to join her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the age of 81. She was born in Crawford, Nebraska, on June 5, 1934, the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Grant) Thebault. ...
Harold 'Pete' Carlson (06/26/15)
Harold 'Pete' Carlson Dec. 18, 1930 - June 3, 2015 WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- Harold "Pete" Carlson, 84, died June 3, 2015, at his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Cambridge, Nebraska, to John and Esther (Barrett) Carlson. He grew up and attended school in Bartley, Nebraska, where he graduated in 1949. ...
Arliena Mae Collins Olmsted (06/26/15)
Arliena Mae Collins Olmsted April 22, 1932 - May 20, 2015 LONGMONT, Colo. -- On May 20, 2015, Arliena Mae Collins Olmsted passed on from this world into the next. Born April 22, 1932, she was the second child of Horace and Nellie Collins of Beaver City, Nebraska. ...
Marian Louise Farrell (06/23/15)
Marian Louise Farrell Oct. 7, 1926 - June 22, 2015 OLATHE, Kan. -- Marian Louise Farrell, age 88, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, at Santa Marta Skilled Living Home in Olathe. Marian was born in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 7, 1926, to Norbert Joseph and Anna Clare (McKenna) McKillip. ...
MaryAnn Pierce-McCarter (06/25/15)
MaryAnn Pierce-McCarter Feb. 7, 1936 - June 24, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- MaryAnn Pierce-McCarter, (Grandma Mary) of Trenton, Nebraska, lost her battle against cancer June 24, 2015, at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. She was born Feb. 7, 1936, to Ernie and Georgie Pierce. ...
Aileen Charlotte Yant (06/24/15)
Aileen Charlotte Yant March 20, 2015 - June 6, 2015 MILFORD, Neb. -- Aileen Charlotte Yant was born to Jenni-Lin (Moore) and Shayne Yant on March 20, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Seward, Nebraska, and went to be in the arms of Jesus. She died suddenly at her home on June 6, 2015, at the age of 2 1/2 months...
Roberta 'Bobbie' Poorman (06/24/15)
Roberta 'Bobbie' Poorman April 19, 1937 - June 21, 2015 BIRD CITY, Kan. --Roberta "Bobbie" Poorman, 78, of Bird City, died Sunday (June 21, 2015), at Hays Medical Center in Hays Kansas. She was born April 19, 1937, in Durango, Colorado. She was a homemaker...
Donald Wayne Brehm (06/23/15)
Donald Wayne Brehm Nov. 3, 1936 - June 15, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. -- Donald Wayne Brehm was born on Nov. 3, 1936, in Beverly, Nebraska, to parents Henry and Esther Brehm. Don became a child of God just three months later when he was baptized in the name of the Triune God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...
William 'Willie' J. Wall (06/18/15)
William 'Willie' J. Wall Dec. 13, 1920 - June 18, 2015 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- William "Willie" J. Wall, age 94, passed away Thursday June 18, 2015, at the Dundy County Hospital. William was born on Dec. 13, 1920, to William E. and Stella E. (Altman) Wall in Haigler, Nebraska...
James 'Jim' Kummer (06/22/15)
James 'Jim' Kummer Jan. 9, 1950 - June 19, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- James "Jim" Kummer, age 65, of McCook, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015. He was born in McCook on Jan. 9, 1950, to Stanley and Laura (Baker) Kummer. Jim attended and graduated from McCook High School in 1968. He then attended college at Colorado School of Mines for two years...
Deborah Kay (Horinek) Kompus (06/19/15)
Deborah Kay (Horinek) Kompus Aug. 30, 1954 - June 18, 2015 AURORA, Colo. --Deborah Kay (Horinek) Kompus, 60, died Thursday (June 18, 2015), at Aurora Colorado. She grew up in the Atwood, Kansas, area. There was cremation. Services will be announced at a later date at Sacred Heart Church, Atwood, Kansas...
Roger Evan Woodraska (06/15/15)
Roger Evan Woodraska Sept. 22, 1957 - June 12, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- Roger Evan Woodraska passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, at his home in Trenton. He was 57 years old. Roger was born on Sept. 22, 1957, at McMinnville, Oregon, to parents, Glenn Leonard and Darlene Rae (Moon) Woodraska. He graduated from high school...
Richard B. 'Dick' Hayes (06/15/15)
Richard B. 'Dick' Hayes Oct. 21, 1931 - June 12, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb, -- Richard B. "Dick" Hayes, Jr., age 83, of Cambridge, died Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. He was born in Orafino, Nebraska, on Oct. 21, 1931, to Richard B. Sr. and Mary Mae (Brown) Hayes. Dick attended the Earl School and Orafino country schools. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1950. Growing up, he was active in a quartet that sang on KRVN radio...
Joseph Harold Stewart (06/15/15)
Joseph Harold Stewart Nov. 13, 1960 - June 8, 2015 WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Joseph Harold Stewart, 54, lost a long hard fought battle to cancer on Monday evening, June 8, 2015. He died peacefully at his home in Westminster, Colorado. Joe was born on Nov. ...
Raymond Henry Straub (06/15/15)
Raymond Henry Straub Dec. 23, 1925 - June 5, 2015 OAKLEY, Kan. -- Raymond Henry Straub, 89, died June 5, 2015, in Oakley. He was born Dec. 23, 1925, to William and Annie (Hofer) Straub. He was an U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He married Bernice Deaver on July 31, 1946, in Colby, Kansas...
William D. 'Bill' Keller (06/15/15)
William D. 'Bill' Keller June 20, 1950 - May 24, 2015 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- William D. "Bill" Keller, age 64, of Benkelman Nebraska, died May 24, 2015, in Collingsworth County, Texas in a car crash. Bill was born in Stratton, Nebraska, June 20, 1950, to parents, Carl E. ...
Zila Jean Anderson (06/08/15)
Zila Jean Anderson Jan. 18, 1934 - June 7, 2015 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Zila Jean Anderson of Kearney passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Jean was born on Jan. 18, 1934, in Trenton, Nebraska, to parents, Paul E. and Thelma L. (Campbell) Davis. She was a graduate of Trenton High School. After graduation Jean taught in rural schools for a brief time...
Shirley Lou Mousel (06/09/15)
Shirley Lou Mousel Nov. 4, 1937 - June 8, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Shirley Lou Mousel, age 77, of Cambridge passed away at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 8, 2015. She was born in Goodland, Kansas, on Nov. 4, 1937, to Richard and Violet (Rintermann) Musil. The family moved to Cambridge, where Shirley graduated from Cambridge High School in 1955...
Gwendolyn Nadine (Wolfe) Lienemann (06/08/15)
Gwendolyn Nadine (Wolfe) Lienemann May 14, 1936 - June 3, 2015 OXNARD, Calif. -- Gwendolyn Nadine (Wolfe) Lienemann was born to Byron and Etta (Tate) Wolfe on May 14, 1936, and departed this life on June 3, 2015, in Oxnard after suffering a stroke on May 30. She was 79 years old...
Eugene W. Jussel (06/08/15)
Eugene W. Jussel May 27, 1943 - June 4, 2015 LAUREL, Neb. -- Eugene W. Jussel, 72, of Laurel, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Providence Medical Center in Wayne after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services were today at United Lutheran Church in Laurel, Nebraska, with Pastor Lynn Qualm officiating. ...
Kily Camille Miller (06/08/15)
Kily Camille Miller March 12, 1990 - June 1, 2015 HAYS, Kan. -- Kily Camille Miller, 25, died June 1, 2015, at Hays, Kansas. She was born March 12, 1990, to Kurt R. and Sherrelle M. (Brunick) Miller in Colby, Kansas. She graduated from Brewster High School in 2008. She attended Colby Community College and worked as a CNA...
Robert Eugene Felker (06/05/15)
Robert Eugene Felker Dec. 4 , 1929 - June 4, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Robert Eugene Felker, age 85, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Robert was born to Alexander and Mary (Propp) Felker on Dec. 4 , 1929, in Culbertson, Nebraska. He was only able to attend school through the sixth grade because he had to help his parents on the farm. He worked hard all of his life, even after he retired from Dayco in 1995, still keeping busy in his own way...
Jeanette Tice (06/05/15)
Jeanette Tice OBERLIN, KAN. -- Jeanette Tice, 82, died Thursday (June 4, 2015), at Sunny Acres in Thorton, Colorado. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Vada Manning (06/05/15)
Vada Manning BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Vada Manning, 82, a long-time resident of Stratton, Nebraska, died Thursday (June 4, 2015), at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. Survivors include her husband, Harold Manning of Stratton; children, Rebecca Peterson and husband, Roddy of Benkelman, Vickie Thornbrugh and husband, David of Stratton and Kathryn Thornbrugh of Grand Island, Nebraska; sister, Lela Fortkamp and husband, Don of Palisade, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Daisy Jensen of Max, Nebraska, and Lila Faulkner and husband, Michael of Henderson, Nevada; brother-in-law, Oscar Manning and wife, Pat of Wichita, Kansas; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.. ...
Alvin Raymond Loop (06/05/15)
Alvin Raymond Loop June 2, 1927 - June 4, 2015 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Alvin Raymond Loop, 88, of Bird City, Kansas, died Thursday (June 4, 2015), at Atwood Good Samaritan Society in Atwood. He was born June 2, 1927, in Cheyenne County, Kansas. He was a farmer...
Doyle Knapp (06/04/15)
Doyle Knapp IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Doyle Knapp,85, a longtime Imperial resident, died Tuesday (June 2, 2015), at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. Survivors include his wife, Bettie of Imperial; two nephews; two nieces: and brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Betty Perry, of Wray, Colorado...
Charles F. Damico Jr. M.D. (06/03/15)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Charles F. Damico Jr. M.D., 72, died Friday (May 29,2015). He was preceded in death by parents, Charles F. and Jane Damico, Sr.; sister, Ruth Ann Fisher; and brother-in-law, Charles Fisher. Survivors include his wife, Ramona A. Damico; children, Julie Liakos (Charles), Anne Damico, and Catherine Damico; grandchildren, Jonathan, Victoria, Jenna, and Hannah Liakos; sister, Kathleen Davis (Larry); nieces and nephews, Gina Smith, Joe Caputo, Cheryl Fogarty, Darren Caputo, Ken Fisher, and Debra Knecht; and many beloved cousins, family and friends.. ...
Darwin LaMar Strickland (06/02/15)
ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Darwin LaMar Strickland age 58, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, died at his home on Friday (May 29, 2015). Darwin was born on February 23, 1957 to Clifford H. and Bonnie June (Helton) Strickland, at the old St. Catherine's Hospital, in McCook, Nebraska...
Roy Dale 'John' Girch (06/02/15)
ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Roy Dale "John" Girch, age 87, of Arapahoe, Nebraska passed away on Sunday (May 31, 2015) at the Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. He was born in Arapahoe, Nebraska, on Oct. 27, 1927, to Vernon and Helen (Mills). He attended school and graduated from Arapahoe High School with the Class of 1945. While attending high school he was out for football, basketball and track all four years...
Flora Jean Lundberg (06/01/15)
McCOOK, Neb. --Flora Jean Lundberg passed away Friday (May 29, 2015) at her home in McCook surrounded by her family and long term caregiver. She was 90 years old. Flora was born on Sept. 10, 1924, at Chicago, Illinois, to parents Earl E. Judy and Marie Propp. She graduated from McCook High School in 1942 and attended McCook Junior College...
Helen Margaret Sughroue Helm (06/01/15)
OBERLIN, Kan. -- Helen Margaret Sughroue Helm, 93, died Saturday (May 30, 2015) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Jan. 29, 1922, in Frontier County, Nebraska to Clarence Edward Sughroue and Esther Loretta Hanthorn, she was the oldest of seven children. Helen began her education in rural schools...
Darwin LaMar Strickland (06/01/15)
ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Darwin LaMar Strickland, 58, of Arapahoe died at his home on Friday (May 29, 2015). He was born Feb. 23, 1957, to Clifford H. and Bonnie June (Helton) Strickland, at the old St. Catherine's Hospital, in McCook, Nebraska. He is survived by two brothers, Doug and Deena Strickland of North Loup, Nebraska, and Richard and Marlene Strickland of Lakewood, Colorado; sister, Dalis Strickland of Arapahoe; aunt, Lila Adams of Arapahoe; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends...
Carol Ann Horsford (06/01/15)
GREELEY, Colo. -- Carol Ann Horsford, 75, of Greeley passed away Thursday (May 28, 2015) at Kenton Manor in Greeley. Carol was born Feb. 7, 1940, to William and Ella Hongsermeier in Grand Island, Nebraska. She graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1958. She attended Midland Lutheran College...
Michael August Schiffelbein (06/01/15)
McCOOK, Neb. --Michael "Mike" August Schiffelbein passed away Thursday (May 28, 2015) at his home in McCook surrounded by his family, after a long fought battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was 63 years old. Mike was born on May 13, 1952, at Garden City, Kansas, to parents, Casper "Cap" John and Madelon Rose (Winters) Schiffelbein...
James A. Brewer (06/01/15)
WAUNETA, Neb. -- James A. Brewer was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on Feb. 13, 1949. He attended school in Geneva and Fairmont, Nebraska; graduating Fairmont High School where he received the John Philip Sousa Band Award in 1967. He is a graduate of Hastings College and received the Outstanding Music Department Graduate Award in 1971. He was on the faculty of the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1972-74...