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Obituaries from October 2015

Lucille Helen Mazurek (10/30/15)
Lucille Helen Mazurek Oct. 10, 1923 - Oct. 27, 2015 AURORA, Colo. -- Lucille Helen Mazurek of Aurora passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at the Joy of Caring Assisted Living Home in Denver after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was born Oct. 10, 1923, in a farmhouse built by her parents, William and Clara Berndt, in Red Willow County, south of McCook, Nebraska...
Phillip Ray Lahman (10/29/15)
Phillip Ray Lahman May 2, 1954 - Oct. 28, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Phillip Ray Lahman, age 61, of Oberlin, passed away Wednesday. Oct. 28, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society in Atwood, Kansas, after a long battle with cancer. Phil was born on May 2, 1954, in Colby, Kansas, to Howard and Joanne (Nall) Lahman. He lived with his family in Winona, Kansas, until 1963, when he moved with his family to Brush, Colorado...
Jean Elaine Ruggles Kunkee (10/28/15)
Jean Elaine Ruggles Kunkee April 27, 1943 - Oct. 27, 2015 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Jean Elaine Ruggles Kunkee of McCook passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at The Ambassador Nursing Home in Omaha after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 27, 1943, at McCook to parents, Lowell Albert and Sina Katherine (Jensen) Ruggles. ...
Vivian Joyce Rogers (10/28/15)
Vivian Joyce Rogers June 7, 1941 - Oct. 27, 2015 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Vivian Joyce Rogers, 74, died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 2015), at Beaver City Assisted Living in Beaver City. She was born June 7, 1941 at Cambridge, Nebraska, to Vaughn and Delores (Dillon) Meader...
Jean Richard (10/27/15)
Jean Richard May 23, 1931 - Oct. 26, 2015 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- Jean Ann Richard was born on May 23, 1931, in Gunnison, Colorado, and adopted at the age of four months by William Douglas and Blanche (Morehouse) McDowell. As a young girl she grew up on the family farm in Kansas between Bird City and Benkelman, Nebraska. She attended country grade school and graduated from Bird City High School in 1949. She was also the football homecoming queen that year...
John L. Behnke (10/27/15)
John L. Behnke March 14, 1945 - Oct. 25, 2015 KEARNEY, Neb. -- John L. Behnke was born in McCook, Nebraska, March 14, 1945, to Bernard and Daisy (Anderson) Behnke. He passed away Oct. 25, 2015, in Kearney. O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney is serving the family. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com...
Joyce Verlene Wahrman (10/26/15)
Joyce Verlene Wahrman TRENTON, Neb -- Joyce Verlene Wahrman, 84, died Friday (Oct. 23, 2015), at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. Services are pending and will be announced by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Willa Eileen McCaa (10/23/15)
Willa Eileen McCaa May 6, 1929 - Oct. 22, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Willa Eileen McCaa, 86, formerly of Farnam, Nebraska, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 2015), at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born on May 6, 1929, to Henry H. and Hester (Carmen) Gewecke...
Wayne V. Pennell (10/23/15)
Wayne V. Pennell Dec. 1, 1931 - Oct. 21, 2015 WOOD RIVER, Neb. -- Wayne V. Pennell, 83, of Grand Island, died on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Wood River. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island, Nebraska. Pastor Darrell Holzinger will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Grand Island City Cemetery...
Larry D. Phifer (10/22/15)
Larry D. Phifer CASPER, Wyo. -- Larry D. Phifer, 59, formerly of Benkelman, Nebraska, died Monday (Oct. 12 2015), in Casper. Survivors include his wife, Carol of Casper; children, Eric and Sable of Casper; sisters, Marilyn Memmer and husband, Richard of Thornton, Colorado, Carolyn Boyd and husband, Raymond of Burlington, Colorado and Diana Molzahn and husband, Michael of Trenton, Nebraska; and other family and friends...
William (Bill) J. Blough, Jr. (10/21/15)
William (Bill) J. Blough, Jr. July 13, 1942 - Oct. 14, 2015 LONGMONT, Colo. -- William (Bill) J. Blough, Jr., 73, died Oct. 14, 2015, at Alta Vita Memory Care in Longmont. He was born July 13, 1942, to William and Thelma Blough. He attended Morrill High School, Nebraska Wesleyan and the Boulder School of Banking. He served in the Army National Guard Nebraska for six years and was honorably discharged...
Ronald Bryce Jones (10/21/15)
Ronald Bryce Jones April 20, 1947 - Oct. 17, 2015 GOLDEN, Colo. -- Ronald Bryce Jones, 68, lost his second battle with cancer on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. He was born April 20, 1947, to Jack and Ruthella Jones. He graduated from McCook High School and was a technician at various Ford dealerships and independent auto repair facilities...
Alan M. Rucker (10/19/15)
Alan M. Rucker March 1, 1952 - Oct. 17, 2015 MARSHFIELD, Wis. -- Alan M. Rucker, age 63, of Marshfield, Wisconsin, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Marshfield. Alan was born on March 1, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois. He spent a great deal of his early life on the farm with his grandparents, Dave and Gladys Alexander. ...
Winifred Lucille Dolph (10/19/15)
Winifred Lucille Dolph Nov. 20, 1947 - Oct. 14, 2015 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Winifred Lucille Dolph, 67, of North Platte, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at Great Plains Health. Winnie was born Nov. 20, 1947, at Turlock, California, then adopted by Virgil Edmund and Lucille Rose Rivera Dolph. ...
Lillian D. Brown (10/19/15)
Lillian D. Brown June 26, 1930 - Oct. 16, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Lillian D. Brown, age 85, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at the Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge. Lillian was born June 26, 1930, in Seattle, Washington, to George Henry Tuttle and Dorothy Ada Vossler. ...
Deanna K. Richards (10/16/15)
Deanna K. Richards Sept. 18, 1943 - Oct. 15, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Deanna K. Richards was born Sept. 18, 1943, in Oberlin, Kansas, the daughter of Allen and Norma (Dodson) Richards. She passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin, Kansas, at the age of 72...
Wayne Sigal Melton (10/19/15)
Wayne Sigal Melton May 3, 1948 - Oct. 15, 2015 WALLACE, Neb. -- Wayne Sigal Melton, age 67, of Wallace, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at his rural home near Wallace. Wayne was born May 3, 1948, at North Platte, Nebraska, to Don and Veva (Washburn) Melton. He grew up on the Melton Ranch southeast of Wallace. He graduated from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis...
Berniece Ellen (Gausman) McNeice (10/19/15)
Berniece Ellen (Gausman) McNeice Feb. 4, 1918 - Oct. 15, 2015 SUN CITY, Ariz. -- Berniece Ellen (Gausman) McNeice, 97, passed away Oct. 15, 2015, at Sun City. She was born Feb. 4, 1918, to parents, Henry and Anna Gausman in Orono, Kansas. She lived and attended school in many small towns in Nebraska, including Hubble and O'Dell. She married Berwin N. "Jack" McNeice in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Feb. 6, 1943...
Lois 'Eileen' Messersmith (10/19/15)
Lois 'Eileen' Messersmith Feb. 5, 1921 - Oct. 17, 2015 HASTINGS, Neb. -- Lois "Eileen" Messersmith of Hastings, formerly of Cambridge, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at the Perkins Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. She was 94 years old. Eileen was born on Feb. 5, 1921, at Orafino, Nebraska, to Dick and Mae Hayes, Sr. She graduated from Orafino High School in 1939...
Dessie W. Lewis (10/15/15)
Dessie W. Lewis Nov. 28, 1933 - Oct. 15, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- Dessie W. Lewis, age 81, of Trenton, passed away at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton on Oct. 15, 2015. She was born in Clovis, New Mexico, on Nov. 28, 1933, to James and Clementine (Messina) Hylton. Dessie graduated from Fort Sumner High School in New Mexico in 1951. She was a tap dancer during her high school years...
Richard "Dick" Lee Sayer (10/15/15)
Richard 'Dick' Sayer April 6, 1932 - Oct. 14, 2015 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Richard "Dick" Sayer, age 83, of Axtell, Nebraska, died at the Kearney Regional Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. He was born in Cambridge on April 6, 1932, to William and Mabel (Ridpath) Sayer. Dick grew up in rural Holbrook and Cambridge with eight brothers and five sisters...
Shirley Iva Burton-McCoy (10/14/15)
Shirley Iva Burton-McCoy Jan. 18, 1928 - Oct. 13, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Shirley Iva Burton-McCoy, 87, died Tuesday (Oct. 13, 2015), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. Shirley was born Jan. 18, 1928, iin Arapahoe, Nebraska, to Harry B. Burton and Adelma (Sailor) Burton. She was graduated from Arapahoe Public High School in 1945 and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in business education...
Eva M. Morton (10/14/15)
Eva M. Morton May 16, 1926 - Oct. 13, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Eva M. Morton, 89, died Tueday (Oct. 13, 2015), at Citizens Medical Center in Colby, Kansas. She was born May 16, 1926, in Lebanon, Nebraska, to George C. and Estella "Stella" (Ebert) Warner. She graduated from Lebanon High School. She married Ernest Purvis in 1948, and after his death, she married Ivan Morton in 1994...
LaVila Pollmann (10/14/15)
Lavila L. Pollman Aug. 13, 1933 - Oct. 13, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- Lavila L. Pollman, age 82, of Trenton, passed away at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton on Oct. 13, 2015. She was born in Amherst, Colorado, on Aug. 13, 1933, to William and Lily (Gygax) Kalthoff. She attended school and graduated from Trenton High School in 1951. She attended McCook College, where she received a teachers certificate. Lavila taught country school for several years near Trenton...
Charles M. Traxler (10/13/15)
Charles Marshall Traxler March 2, 1931 - Oct. 12, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Charles Marshall Traxler of McCook passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Community Hospital. He was 84 years old. Charles was born on March 2, 1931, in McCook to parents, Marshall G. and Louise Elizabeth (Cole) Traxler...
Betty J. Alexander (10/13/15)
Betty J. Alexander July 4, 1923 - Oct. 9, 2015 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Betty J Alexander, one of four children of Charles and Anna (Warner) Haag, was born on July 4, 1923, on a farm near Lebanon, Nebraska. She passed away on Oct. 9, 2015, at the Mother Hull Home at Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 92 years, three months and five days...
Ralph Burdette Weintz (10/13/15)
Ralph Burdette Weintz June 21, 1932 - Oct. 11, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Ralph Burdette Weintz of McCook passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at the Life Care Center of Elkhorn, Nebraska. He was 83 years old. Ralph was born on June 21, 1932, to parents, Ralph John and Eva Leona (Cochran) Weintz in McCook. He graduated from Red Willow High School...
Thomas 'Tom' Titman (10/12/15)
Thomas 'Tom' Harold Titman Nov. 29, 1954 - Oct. 11, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Thomas "Tom" Harold Titman, age 60, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at Community Hospital of McCook. Tom was born on Nov. 29, 1954, in McCook to Glen LeRoy and Rita Rose (Kohmetscher) Titman. He graduated from Republican Valley High School in 1972...
Robert 'Bob' Bartlett (10/08/15)
Robert 'Bob' Bartlett IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Robert "Bob" Bartlett, 98, died Tuesday (Oct. 6, 2015), at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include children, Richard Bartlett of Sandy, Utah, James Bartlett and wife, Linda of Brighton, Colorado, and Randy Bartlett and wife, Deb of Imperial; brother, Paul Bartlett and wife, Betty of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Ana Mae Wall of Missouri; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Dale E. Springer (10/07/15)
Dale E. Springer March 9, 1928 - Sept. 26, 2015 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Dale Springer, 87, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Rancho Mirage, California. He will be deeply missed. Dale was born in Lebanon, Nebraska, to Marion and Reva Springer on March 9, 1928. Dale was raised on a farm in Danbury, Nebraska, and graduated from high school in that town...
Willis Lee Jones (10/05/15)
Willis Lee Jones March 21, 1917 - Oct. 4, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Willis Lee Jones of McCook passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Community Hospital. He was 98 years old. Willis was born on March 21, 1917, to Walter Lee and Pearl (Black) Jones at home in rural Knox County near Bloomfield. He was the middle of seven children...
Beverly June Alberts-Fahrenbruch (10/06/15)
Beverly June Alberts-Fahrenbruch July 17, 1938 - June 28, 2015 STOCKTON, Calif. -- Beverly June Alberts-Fahrenbruch, 76, died June 28, 2015, at Stockton. She was born July 17, 1938. She grew up in Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1956. She married Floyd Langford...
Leroy Stratton (10/06/15)
Leroy Stratton May 26, 1923 - Sept. 27, 2015 ST. MARYS, Ga. -- Leroy Stratton, 92, formerly of Trenton, Nebraska, died Sept. 27, 2015, at St. Marys Senior Care Center at St. Marys. He was born May 26, 1923, in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and grew up and graduated high school in Weeping Water, Nebraska. ...
Kenneth Edmund Gansebom (10/06/15)
Kenneth Edmund Gansebom Feb. 24, 1928 - Oct. 4, 2015 CARROLL, Neb. -- Kenneth Edmund Gansebom, age 87, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at his home in Carroll. He was born Feb. 24, 1928, in Osmond, Nebraska, to August and Emma (Dralle) Gansebom. He graduated from Osmond High School and received his masters in music education from Wayne State Teachers College. ...
Darrell Dee Davis (10/05/15)
Darrell Dee Davis June 6, 1955 - Sept. 30, 2015 JENNINGS, Kan. -- Darrell Dee Davis, 60, died Sept. 30, 2015 at Aurora, Colorado. He was born June 6, 1955, in Oberlin, Kansas to Norman and Jessie (Reed) Davis. He attended Jennings High School and Goodland Vo-Tech...
Virginia Gauger (10/05/15)
Virginia Gauger WAUNETA, Neb. -- Virginia Gauger, 97, died Friday (Oct. 2, 2015), at Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include children, Twilla Denker, Dorothy Gauger and Jim Gauger, all of of Wauneta; brother, Dwight Egle and wife, Wilma, of Wauneta; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren...