Obituaries from December 2015
Dean Haarberg Dec. 25, 1927 - Dec. 29, 2015 IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Edgar Haarberg was born Dec. 25, 1927, at home on a farm two miles southwest of Sharon Springs, Kansas. He was the third of four children born to John and Anna (Alsleben) Haarberg. Dean was baptized on Jan. 15, 1928, at the Dover school house in rural Wallace County, Kansas. In 1934, his family moved back to a farm in rural Chase County near Champion, Nebraska, due to drought and the Great Depression...
Janet Clare McNerny
BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Janet Clare McNerny, 73, of Bartley, Nebraska, died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 2015) at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska. She was born May 2, 1942, in Goodland, Kansas, the daughter of Willard and Joan (Miller) Hartley. She spent her childhood in Sherman County, Kansas and was a 1960 graduate of Brewster (Kansas) High School. She later studied nursing at McCook Junior College...
Richard J. McKee
LONGMONT, Colo. -- Richard James (Jim) McKee, formerly of Bartley, Nebraska, a longtime Boulder County resident, passed away on Saturday (Dec. 26, 2015) due to complications following heart surgery. Jim was born in Fairbury, Nebraska, to Ernest and Alvena (Grosch) McKee. ...
Richard J. McKee
Richard J. McKee LONGMONT, Colo. -- Richard J. McKee, 83, originally of Bartley, Nebraska, died Saturday (Dec. 26, 2015), at Longmont. Memorial services will be Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Lions Gate Event Center, 1055 South 112th Street, Lafayette, Colorado...
Cody Alton Lienemann
Cody Alton Lienemann Nov. 5, 1991 - Dec. 28, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Cody Alton Lienemann, age 24, of McCook, passed away Dec. 28, 2015, at Community Hospital in McCook. Cody was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, on Nov. 5, 1991, to parents Bennett C. and Tarra S. (Farmer) Lienemann. The family made their home in Loveland where Cody attended school, graduating from Fort Collins High School in 2009...
Sheila M. Fisher
Sheila Mae Fisher April 5, 1951 - Dec. 25, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Sheila Mae Fisher, age 64, of McCook, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at Imperial Manor in Imperial, Nebraska. Sheila was born on April 5, 1951, in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Virgil V. Van Cleave and Alberta V. Van Cleave...
Alice M. (Collicott) Ruppert
Alice M. (Collicott) Ruppert Nov. 3, 1920 - Nov. 3, 1929 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Alice M. (Collicott) Ruppert, age 95, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 1920 at her home in McCook. She was born on Nov. 3, 1920, on the family farm near Overton, Nebraska, to John and Christena (Rathsach) Jurgensen. Alice was a twin sister one of five children born to this union. She graduated from Overton High School in 1939...
Doris Kircher Imel Roberts
Doris Kircher Imel Roberts Dec. 9, 1931 - Dec. 23, 2015 AURORA, Colo. -- Doris Kircher Imel Roberts, of Aurora, Colorado, passed away Dec. 23, 2015, in her home with family around her. She was born Dec. 9, 1931, in the farmhouse of her maternal grandparents near McCook, Nebraska, the daughter of Gere and Elizabeth (Hackenkamp) Kircher. She graduated from McCook High School and enjoyed reunions with her former classmates...
Thomas Theron Rowe
Thomas Theron Rowe Nov. 21, 1967 - Dec. 25, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Thomas Theron Rowe, age 48, of McCook, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at Community Hospital in McCook. Tom was born Nov. 21, 1967, in Cozad, Nebraska, to parents Kenneth Earl and Patricia Rae (Kapustka) Rowe...
Richard Baker Racine
Richard Baker Racine March 16, 1925 - Dec. 26, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- Richard Baker Racine, age 90, of Trenton, passed away at El Dorado Manor in Trenton on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. Richard was born on March 16, 1925, on the family farm south of Trenton, the son of Joseph M. ...
Rose M. Harrier
Rose M. Harrier April 22, 1932 - Dec. 22, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Rose M. Harrier, 83, of Oberlin, died Monday (Dec. 21, 2015), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born April 22, 1932, in Cimarron, Kansas, to Augustine J. and Thelma (Kline) Schauf. She grew up in Cimarron. She attended school at the Cimarron School System and Colorado Women's College in Denver, Colorado. She lived in Texas, California, Oregon and Dodge City, Kansas, before moving to Oberlin in 1965...
James Lowell Dailey
James Lowell Dailey Nov. 17, 1937 - Dec. 19, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- James Lowell Dailey passed away Saturday Dec. 19, 2015, at Community Hospital in McCook at age 78. He was born Nov. 17, 1937, on the family farm northwest of Stratton to Elmer and Nova (Danielson) Dailey. ...
Melvalyn J. Guinn
Melvalyn Guinn March 16, 1935 - Dec. 13, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Melvalyn Guinn was born on the family farm west of Oberlin, Kansas, on March 16, 1935. She passed away Dec. 13, 2015, at her home in Oberlin surrounded by family. Melvalyn was the second of four daughters born to Myron Lee and Pearle (Pearson) Pollnow...
Phil E. Rouse
Phil E. Rouse June 18, 1946 - Dec. 17, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- Phil E. Rouse, age 69, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at his home in Trenton, Nebraska. Phil was born on June 18, 1946, to Lena M. Fausch and Max Y. Rouse in Guide Rock, Nebraska. They later moved to Minden, Nebraska, where he attended and graduated high school in 1964...
Mabel 'Jeane' Ruby
Mabel 'Jeane' Ruby Aug. 7, 1927 - Dec. 10, 2015 DELTA, Colo. -- Mabel "Jeane" Ruby, 88, formerly of Limon, Colorado, died Dec. 10, 2015, at Delta. She was born Aug. 7, 1927, in McCook, Nebraska, to Ora Austin and Lillian Ethel (Mills) Clopton. She grew up in McCook and north Denver. She graduated from McCook High School in 1945...
Nov. 24, 1936 - Dec. 15, 2015
McCOOK, Neb. -- Bradford Bochow, 79, of Trenton, Nebraska, died Tuesday Dec. 15, 2015, at Community Hospital of McCook.
Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Merlin J. James
Merlin J. James Aug.20, 1951 - Dec. 13, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Merlin J. James, 64, of Arapahoe, died Sunday (Dec.13, 2015), at his home. He was born on Aug. 20, 1951, to Glen and Norma (McConnell) James at Norton, Kansas. He attended Holbrook Public Schools in Holbrook, Nebraska. He lived for a short time in Idaho, working at a window and storm door manufacturer. He came back to the Arapahoe area and work for different farmers. In later years he delivered the Kearney Hub in the Arapahoe area...
Kenneth Earl Rowe
Kenneth Earl Rowe Nov. 15, 1947 - Dec. 11, 2015 DANBURY, Neb. -- Kenneth Earl Rowe, age 68, of Danbury, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Kearney, Nebraska. Kenneth was born on Nov. 15, 1947, in Cozad, Nebraska, to Miles and Geraldine (Armstrong) Rowe...
Edward N. Spahn
Edward Nick Spahn June 11, 1924 - Dec. 15, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Edward Nick Spahn, 91, went to be home with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at McCook Community Hospital. Ed was born June 11, 1924, in McCook to Nick and Mary (Brenning) Spahn. Ed remembered the flood of 1935 that swept away the family home at the young age of 11, losing everything and forcing them to move...
Keith O. Olson
Keith O. Olson Oct. 10, 1932 - Dec. 12, 2015 HERNDON, Kan. -- Keith O. Olson, 83, died Sunday (Dec. 12, 2015), at Via Christie St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. He was born Oct. 10, 1932, in Rawlins County, Kansas, to Robert Lee and Hattie Eleanora (Schmidt) Olson. ...
WICHITA, Kan. -- Keith Olson, 83 died Saturday (Dec. 12, 2015), at St. Francis Via Christi Hospital in Wichita.
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Jack Bryan Sept. 3, 1929 - Dec. 11, 2015 PUEBLO, Col. -- Jack Bryan, 86, died Dec. 11, 2015, in Pueblo. He was born in Aurora, Nebraska, on Sept. 3, 1929. He graduated from high school in 1947 and then attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney graduating in 1951 with an BA in Education. He received his Master's degree in 1959 from the University of Idaho...
Gertrude Potthoff July 16, 1925 - Dec. 9, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. --Gertrude Potthoff, 90, pased away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born in Shӧnfeld, Kreis Kontiz, West Prussia, Poland, on July 16, 1925, to Johann and Anna (Rink) Karnowski. She attended Stadt Schule in Konitz and also took childcare courses. She immigrated to Germany after World War II...
Earl A. Roberts
Earl A. Roberts Feb. 16, 1923 - Dec. 10, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Earl A. Roberts, 92, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at his home in McCook. Earl was born on Feb. 16, 1923, to Alvin and Esther Roberts in Hyannis, Arthur County, Nebraska. They later moved to St. Paul, Nebraska, where he attended and graduated high school...
Ronald Lynn Remington
Ronald L. Remington Feb. 5, 1956 - Dec. 10, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Ronald L. Remington of McCook, Nebraska, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was 59 years old. Ron was born on Feb. 5, 1956, in McCook to parents, Alden Vern and Catherine Elizabeth (McConville) Remington. He attended St. Patrick's Parochial School through the eighth grade. He graduated from McCook High School with the class of 1974...
Roland John Miller
Roland John Miller Aug. 10, 1941 -Dec. 10, 2015 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Roland John Miller of Culbertson, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at the Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln at 74 years old. Roland was born on Aug.10, 1941, in Culbertson to parents, John W. and Martha (Wagner) Miller. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1959...
Manota B. Daniels
Manota Daniels Nov. 13, 1924 - Dec. 7, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- Manota B. Daniels was born to Harvey and Irene (Moore) Barnhart in St. Francis, Kansas, on Nov. 13, 1924. She graduated high school and began teaching in country schools and taking classes to receive her teaching certificate...
Floyd E. Lankford
Floyd E. Lankford Feb. 15, 1935 - Dec. 9, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Floyd E. Lankford, age 80, of McCook, passed away at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook on Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015. He was born in Telephone, Texas, on Feb. 15, 1935, to Noel and Vera Mae (Schrum) Lankford. ...
Carl Richard DeVries
Carl Richard DeVries Feb. 22, 1926 - Dec. 7, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Carl Richard DeVries, 89, of Cambridge, formerly of Beaver City, Nebraska, died Monday (Dec. 7, 2015), at Cambridge Manor. He was born Feb. 22, 1926, at rural Arapahoe, Nebraska, to Tobias and Elsie (Hein) DeVries. He graduated from Arapahoe Public Schools in 1944. After high school he was drafted into and served two years in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre...
Deloris Juanita 'Babe' Marriner Carlson
Deloris Juanita 'Babe' Marriner Carlson April 24, 1925 - Dec. 1, 2015 LEXINGTON, Neb. -- Deloris Juanita "Babe" Marriner Carlson, 90, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Lexington. Babe was born April 24, 1925, to John Walker (J.W.) Marriner and Edna Ruth Jones Marriner, in Colby, Kansas. ...
Christos Fallis May 15, 1935 - Dec. 6, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Christos Fallis of McCook passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at El Dorado Nursing Home in Trenton. He was 80 years old. Christos was born on May 15, 1935, at Vagu, Greece, to parents John and Maggie (Ghakuris) Fassoulis. ...
Michael Dan Adams
Michael Dan Adams Nov. 16, 1955 - Dec. 6, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Michael Dan Adams, 60, died Sunday (Dec. 6, 2015), at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood. He born Nov. 16, 1955, in McCook, Nebraska, to Donald D. and Lila V. (Helton) Adams. He grew up in Arapahoe, Nebraska, and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1974...
Grace Alice Hanthorn
Grace Alice Hanthorn Nov. 16, 1924 - Dec. 5, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Grace Alice Hanthorn, age 91, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Community Hospital of McCook. Grace was born on Nov. 16, 1924, in Curtis to Edward M. and Marie A. (Steen) Andersen. She graduated from Curtis High School in 1943...
Beckett James Arp
Beckett James Arp Dec. 8, 2008 - Dec. 3, 2015 FRIEND, Neb. -- Beckett James Arp was born Dec. 8, 2008, in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Brian and Erika (Keefer) Arp, the first of two children and passed away suddenly Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 6. He was baptized at St. Michael's Catholic Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska...
Thomas L. Stecker
Thomas L. Stecker ST. AUGUSTINE Fla. -- Thomas Lee Stecker passed away on Dec. 1, 2015, at the Bailey Center for Caring, ending his courageous battle with ALS. He never let the disease define him and considered himself to be one the luckiest people on earth...
Claudis Darwin 'Darky' Yonkers
Claudis Darwin 'Darky' Yonkers Oct. 7, 1922 - Dec. 3, 2015 MAYWOOD, Neb. -- Claudis Darwin "Darky" Yonkers, 93, of Maywood died Dec. 3, 2015, in Trenton, Nebraska. He was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Hayes County, Nebraska, son of Anthony Benjamin Yonkers and Lucy Delia (Brownell) Yonkers. Darky graduated school in Hayes county. He married Shirley Yonkers in Hayes Center on May 21, 1952. Darky worked as a truck driver for Farmers Co-Op...
Virginia Irene Meyer
Virginia Irene Meyer April 28, 1925 - Dec. 2, 2015 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Virginia Irene Meyer, age 90, of Wellfleet, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Great Plains Health in North Platte. Virginia was born April 28, 1925, to Ward Valdo and Bertha May Lenz Tower at Grant, Nebraska. She grew up in the Dickens area and graduated in 1942 from Dickens High School in a class that included her and two boys...
Connie J. Stuckey
Connie J. Stuckey July 20, 1957 - Nov. 30, 2015 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Connie J. Stuckey, 58, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at her home in Lincoln. Connie J. Stuckey was born July 20, 1957, the daughter of Donald and Doris (Klients) Meints. She graduated from Culbertson High School with the class of 1975. ...
Iris Townley Godwin
Iris Townley Godwin March 27, 1930 - Nov. 27, 2015 AMARILLO, Texas -- Iris Townley Godwin, 85, formerly of Tulia, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Amarillo after a lengthy illness. She leaves her family and friends with countless memories, some of which include: magical Christmas gatherings, her contagious laughter, her great fondness of shopping and her daily example of a Christian lady...
Oleta June Dodson
Oleta June Dodson May 14, 1920 - Nov. 28, 2015 HOXIE, Kan. -- Oleta June Dodson, 95, of Hoxie, Kansas, formerly of Maywood, Nebraska, died Nov. 28, 2015, at the Long Term Care Unit in Hoxie, Kansas. She was born May 14, 1920, in Maywood, Nebraska, to Manley John and Bessie Alice (Corlett) Shirley...
June E. Bahl
June E. Bahl Oct. 7, 1936 - Nov. 25, 2015 KEARNEY, Neb. -- June E. Bahl, 79, of Kearney, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society -- St. John's in Kearney. A gathering for family and friends will be Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney...
Ronald Robert Heble
Ronald Robert Heble Aug. 3, 1937 - Nov. 26, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Ronald Robert Heble, 78, of McCook, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 2015), at his home. He was born and raised in Atwood, Kansas. He joined the Army Reserves. After his service, he took over the family farm north of Atwood. In 1960, he married Patsy Hakenkamp. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Church and the Army Reserves...