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Obituaries from April 2016

Nelda Ruth Gull (04/26/16)
Nelda Ruth Gull Aug. 1, 1929 - April 26, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Nelda Ruth Gull, age 86, departed this life Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at her home in McCook with her family by her side. Nelda was born Aug. 1, 1929, on the family farm south of Indianola, Neb., to John Rollie and Ruth Florence (Nickerson) Smith. She attended school in Indianola, graduating with the class of 1946...
Ann Marie Shaw (04/13/16)
Ann Marie Shaw June 26, 1930 - April 7, 2016 SANTA FE, N.M. -- Known as "Mimi" to her family, Ann passed away at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 7, 2016, after a long and fulfilling life. Ann was born June 26, 1930, to Clifford M. and Helen Dryden Shaw in Wilsonville, Neb. ...
Roger E. Endicott (04/29/16)
Roger E. Endicott Sept. 6, 1957 - April 26, 2016 ANGORA, Neb. -- Roger E. Endicott, 58, of Angora, died Tuesday (April 26, 2016), at Angora. He was born Sept. 6, 1957, in Scottsbluff, Neb. to Richard and Rose Endicott. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Rose Endicott; and siblings, Pamela (Endicott) Jackson and Francis "Mike" Endicott...
James Doyle 'Dewey' Thomas (04/29/16)
James Doyle 'Dewey' Thomas August 21, 1924 - April 27, 2016 NORTH PLATTE, Neb -- James Doyle "Dewey" Thomas of North Platte died Wednesday (April 27, 2016) at North Platte. He was born Aug. 21, 1924, to Harv and Florence (Davies) Thomas. He grew up in Stratton, Neb. and worked at Frenchman Valley Services in Imperial, PAK's services in Ogallala and North Platte Opportunity Services in North Platte...
Geneva (Goodenberger) Rouse (04/28/16)
Geneva (Goodenberger) Rouse Sept. 14, 1926 - March 31, 2016 VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Geneva (Goodenberger) Rouse, 89, passed away March 31, 2016. She was born on Sept. 14, 1926, the fourth of Grace and Bert Goodenberger's eight children in Marion, Neb. After graduation from McCook High School, Geneva worked as a hair stylist and medical assistant. She met her husband, Jim, at a roller skating rink. They were married at the Colorado State University chapel in 1956...
Elgin L. 'Jean' McMahan (04/26/16)
Elgin L. 'Jean' McMahan McCOOK, Neb. -- Elgin L. "Jean" McMahan died Saturday (April 23, 2016), in Florida. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Jimmie (Jim) Dale Modrell (04/26/16)
Jimmie (Jim) Dale Modrell June 11, 1944 - April 22, 2016 ANITA, Iowa -- A celebration of the life of Jimmie (Jim) Dale Modrell will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the Anita Community Center in Anita, Iowa. Jim was born in North Platte, Neb., to Richard and Violet Modrell, the first of six children: Johnnie, Roger, Shirley, Karen and Rhonda. ...
Alberta Main (04/25/16)
Alberta Main BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Alberta Main, 92, longtime resident of Benkelman, died Thursday (April 21, 2016), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. Survivors include children, Glenard Main and wife, Frances, of Garland, Texas, John Main and wife, Diana, of Tacoma, Wash., and Gary Main and wife, Carol, of Axtell, Neb.; sister, Donna Taynor of Benkelman; brother-in-law, Leonard Main and wife, Rita of Nampa Valley, Idaho; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren...
Martha Bowers (04/25/16)
Martha Bowers BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Martha Bowers, 93, died Saturday (April 23, 2016), at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. Survivors include daughter, Donna Dennis and husband, David of Vacaville, Calif.; step-daughter, Pam Hanes and husband, Jim of Imperial, Neb.; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren...
Lyle Dean Blauvelt (04/25/16)
Lyle Dean Blauvelt May 14, 1933 - April 22, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Lyle Dean Blauvelt, age 82, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. Lyle was born May 14, 1933, in Holbrook, Neb., to Harry and Verna (Graning) Blauvelt. Lyle entered the U.S. Army on June 15, 1954, and was honorably discharged on May 29, 1956...
Deborah Lee Sines (04/22/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Deborah Lee Sines, age 61, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. On Jan. 9, 1955, Deborah was born in Springfield, Ohio, to Stanley and Loretta (Eaton) Littler. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1972...
Deborah Lee Sines (04/20/16)
Deborah Lee Sines Jan. 9, 1955 - April 19, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Deborah Lee Sines, 61, died Tuesday (April 19, 2016), at Community Hospital in McCook. Memorial services Saturday, April 23, 2016, 0:30 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with the Rev. Arun Peters officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Leona Loraine Webb (04/20/16)
Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Home of McCook.
Kenneth 'Ken' David Chancellor (04/20/16)
Kenneth 'Ken' David Chancellor Dec. 31, 1951 - April 19, 2016 SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Kenneth "Ken" David Chancellor, age 64 years, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was born Dec. 31, 1951, in McCook, Neb., to Theodore "Ted" and Darleene "Doll" (Beem) Chancellor...
Frank David Redden (04/20/16)
Frank David Redden INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Frank David Redden, 80, of Indianola, died on Friday (April 1, 2016), at Community Hospital in McCook. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 23, 2016, 1 p.m. at Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook with Jim Jones officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Haigler Cemetery, Haigler, Neb...
Robert R. Colling (04/20/16)
Robert R. Colling Aug. 6, 1932 -April 17, 2016 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Robert R. Colling, 83, of Kearney, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society Prairie View Gardens in Kearney. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney. ...
Donna Hayes (04/20/16)
Donna Hayes May 19, 1926 - Nov. 12, 2015 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Donna Elaine Hayes, 89, died Nov. 12, 2015 in the hospice unit at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. She was born to Richard Earl and Myrtle LaVerne (Polly) Christner on May 19, 1926, near Hamlet, Neb. She graduated from Wauneta High School in 1944 and attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She married Larry Gene Hayes on Nov. 10, 1946, at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Wauneta...
Louise (Mathews) Harris (04/20/16)
Louise (Mathews) Harris Nov. 21, 1915 - April 18, 2016 GALLATIN, Mo. -- Louise (Mathews) Harris, 100, a long-time resident of McCook, Neb., passed away April 18, 2016, in Gallatin. For the past 12 years, she had made her home in Jameson, Mo., with her niece, Sue (James) Brodt...
Ivalee G. Balderston (04/19/16)
Ivalee G. Balderston Jan. 26, 1929 - April 14, 2016 NORTON, Kan. -- Ivalee G. Balderston, 87, died Thursday (April 14, 2016), at her home in Norton. She was also from Wilsonville, Neb. She was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Norton to Clyde and Anna Elizabeth (Shick) Minshall. She married Elvin Balderston on Oct. 2, 1946; he passed away June 21, 2000. She was a farmer and farmer's wife...
John Carl Roschewski (04/18/16)
John Carl Roschewski April 5, 1954 - April 17, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- John Carl Roschewski, age 62, of Culbertson, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln, Neb. John was born April 5, 1954, in Redwood City, Calif., to parents, Howard Frederick and Grace (Sterlicio) Roschewski. He was one of three siblings...
Mary Louise Bradney (04/19/16)
Mary Louise Bradney April 15, 1934 - April 15, 2016 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Mary Louise Grace Bradney, the daughter of George M. and Catherine C. (Schlautman) Ebbers, was born April 15, 1934, in Sterling, Colo. She passed away at Dundy County Hospital on April 15, 2016, in Benkelman. She was 82 years of age...
Iris Irene Rowley (04/19/16)
Iris Irene Rowley Sept. 11, 1931 - April 16, 2016 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Iris Rowley, age 84, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2016, surrounded by her wonderful family. She was a mother, homemaker, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and trusted friend who also, years ago, had retired from Hewlett Packard...
Alice Lindekugel (04/19/16)
Alice Lindekugel IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Alice Lindekugel, 74, longtime resident of Imperial and former resident of Hayes Center, died Monday (April 18, 2016), at Imperial Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include her husband, Ray Lindekugel of Imperial; children, John Lindekugel and wife, Gail of Gretna, Neb., and Julie Nelson and husband, Dennis of Lincoln, Neb.; sisters, June Sharp and husband, Bill of Imperial and Gwen Vogler and husband, Larry of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Guy Curtis and wife, Ruth of Fort Collins, Colo.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Curtis of Arvada, Colo.; brother-in-law, Robert Bartels of Imperial; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.. ...
Willis Wilson (04/19/16)
Willis Wilson Jan. 26, 1937 - April 16, 2016 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Willis Wilson, 79, of Maywood, Neb., passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Willie was born to Walt and Mabel (Hayden) Wilson on Jan. 26, 1937, on a farm south of Maywood...
Samuel Milton Hall (04/19/16)
Samuel Milton Hall CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Samuel Milton Hall, infant baby of Jacob Reece and Shelbi Lindsey (Neighbors) Hall of McCook entered the arms of Jesus on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Samuel was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfathers, Mac Alred and Don Milton Neighbors and paternal great-grandmother, Kathy Tuller...
Becky Alstrom (04/18/16)
Becky Alstrom June 26, 1956 - April 15, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Becky Alstrom, 59, died Friday (April 15, 2016), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. She was born June 26, 1956, at Oberlin to Maynard and Ruby (Guy) Wennihan. She grew up in Kanona and Oberlin. She graduated from Decatur High School in 1974 and from Colby Community College in 1976...
Virginia Ruth Newman Anderson (04/18/16)
Virginia Ruth Newman Anderson Aug. 10, 1923 - April 17, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Virginian Ruth (Newman) Anderson was born, the youngest of six, to John Nelson and Inez Marsha (Cottrell) Newman in Imperial, Neb. on Aug. 10, 1923. She passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 92 years old...
Mary Arthaud Colling (04/18/16)
Mary Arthaud Colling Dec. 3, 1927 - April 14, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Mary Arthaud Colling, 88, of McCook died April 14, 2016, at The Monarch Residence in Lincoln. Neb. Mary was born Dec. 3, 1927, to Henry A. and Mary M. (Hougnon) Arthuad. She grew up on a farm north of Cambridge, Neb. ...
Virginia Henthorn (04/13/16)
Virginia M. Henthorn Nov. 14, 1926 - April 13, 2016 McCOOK,Neb. -- Virginia M. Henthorn, age 89, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at her home at Brookdale McCook. She was born in Phillips, Neb., on Nov. 14, 1926, to Henry F. and Emy A. (Larsson) Sandberg. She graduated from Aurora High School in 1944...
Luanne E. Haller (04/04/16)
Luanne E. Haller Aug. 3, 1929 - April 3, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Luanne E. Haller, age 86, passed away at her home in McCook on Sunday, April 3, 2016. She was born in McCook on Aug. 3, 1929, to Edward and Frances (Wormwood) Beneda. She graduated from McCook High School in 1947. After graduation, she attended McCook Junior College. Luanne was a proud cheerleader for the Indians. In 1973, she received her special education degree from Kearney State College...
Lynetta Wine (04/13/16)
Lynetta Wine WAUNETA, Neb. -- Lynetta Wine, 64, died Tuesday (April 12, 2016), at Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. Suvivors include her husband, Arlan of Wauneta; children, James McNab of Wauneta and Jeralyn Wine of Scottsbluff, Neb.; and brother, Lloyd Bley and wife, Durenda of Wauneta...
Stuart Dennis Couse (04/13/16)
Stuart Dennis Couse April 6, 1940 - April 4, 2016 LITTLETON, Col. -- Stuart Dennis Couse, 75, died Monday, April 4, 2016, at his home. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Barbara (Brown) Couse; his daughter, Staci; two sons, Doug and Derek; two daughters-in-law, Lisa and Lorie; and six grandchildren, Ian Wilson, Kathryn Wilson, Calahan Wilson, Spencer Couse, Danielle Couse and Dalton Couse...
Karen S. Blunt (04/13/16)
Karen S. Blunt Dec. 13, 1959 - April 10, 2016 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Karen S. Blunt, 56, of North Platte, passed away April 10, 2016, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was born Dec. 13, 1959, to Garrell "Red" and Frances (May) Howell at McCook, Neb...
Janice L. Brauer (04/12/16)
Janice L. Brauer Feb. 25, 1933 - April 5, 2016 ELWOOD, Neb. -- Janice L. Brauer, 83, died Tuesday (April 5, 2016), at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell, Neb. She was born Feb. 25, 1933, at Lexington, Neb. to Wrex A. and Ruth L. (McCarther) Greenlee. She grew up in Lexington and later receive her G.E.D. She married Kenneth Brauer in Lexington on May 29, 1949. They lived Eustis, Neb...
Rose Smith (04/12/16)
Rose Smith April 14, 1920 - April 7, 2016 MONTROSE, Colo. -- Rose Smith of Delta, Colo., died April 7, 2016, at Montrose of congestive heart failure. She was born April 14, 1920, in rural Hayes County, Neb., the daughter of Hugh and Mary Little. Rose grew up in Hayes County and after graduating from high school at the age of 16, taught in Hayes County one-room schools for a few years. ...
Bonnie A. Drews (04/11/16)
Bonnie A. Drews Dec. 28, 1928 - April 19, 2016 STURGIS, N.D.-- Bonnie A. Drews, 87, died April 19, 2016. in Sturgis. Services are Thursday, April 14, 2016, 11 a.m. at Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Spearfish, S.D. Burial is at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis...
Laura Buffington (04/11/16)
Laura Buffington WAUNETA, Neb. -- Laura Buffington, 96, died Wednesday (April 6, 2016), at Imperial Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include children, Roger Buffington and wife, Shari of Farmington, N.M., Dennis Buffington of McCook, Neb., and Ray Buffington and wife, Vicki of Imperial, Neb.; sister, Madeline "Misty" Baker of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren...
Robert Dean Bauer (04/11/16)
Robert Dean Bauer May 13, 1937 -- April 8, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Robert "Bob" Dean Bauer was born on May 13, 1937, in Culbertson, Neb., the son of Walter and Mae (Unger) Bauer. Bob departed this earthly life with his family by his side on April 8, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb., following a long and courageous battle with cancer...
Arthur Marks (04/07/16)
Arthur Marks Sept. 28, 1933 - April 6, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Arthur Marks, age 82, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Arthur was born on his family farm, Sept. 28, 1933, in Hitchcock County to Floyd R. and Flora L. (Osborn) Marks...
Douglas James West (04/07/16)
Douglas James West Sept. 15, 1971 - April 6, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Douglas James West of rural McCook passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Community Hospital. Doug fought a long and courageous battle with kidney failure and dialysis issues. He was 44 years old...
Elvira Mae Potthoff (04/07/16)
Elvira May (Walker) Potthoff April 15, 1931 -April 6, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Elvira May (Walker) Potthoff, age 84, died Thursday, April 6, 2016, at Kearney Regional Hospital. Mrs. Potthoff was born April 15, 1931, in Red Willow County to Emmett and Josephine Walker. She grew up in the Danbury and Lebanon, Neb., areas and graduated from Lebanon High School...
Marvin Holle (04/06/16)
Marvin Holle March 23, 1928 - April 4, 2016 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Marvin Holle, 88, of Atwood, died Monday (April 4, 2016), at Rawlins County Health Center. He was born March 23, 1928, near Ludell, Kan., to Rennig and Frieda (Rippe) Holle. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He married Mary Ann Focke on Nov. 29, 1959, at Grace Lutheran Church in Atwood. He was a farmer and rancher...
Allan L. Winings (04/05/16)
Allan L. Winings Feb. 12, 1951 - March 23, 2016 O'NEILL, Neb. -- Mass of Christian Burial for Allan L. Winings, age 65, of O'Neill was March 31, 2016, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill. Burial was at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Atkinson, Neb. ...
Barbara Jean Masoner Matson (Nichols) (04/05/16)
Barbara Jean Masoner Matson (Nichols) Jan. 25, 1934 - March 31, 2016 SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Barbara Jean Masoner Matson (Nichols), 82, died March 31, 2016. She was born Jan. 25, 1934, in Galesburg, Ill. She marred Billy James Masoner and after his death, married James Matson...
Raymond Leon Peterson (04/05/16)
Raymond Leon Peterson Jan. 24, 1941 - April 1, 2016 TUCSON, Ariz. -- Raymond Leon Peterson, 75, of Tucson, died Friday (April 1, 2016). He was born on Jan. 24, 1941, in Lincoln, Neb., to Ralph Emerson and Evelyn Vivian (Eno) Peterson. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a master's degree in electrical engineering in 1963. After working for various semiconductor companies, he retired in Tucson...
Frank David Redden (04/01/16)
Frank David Redden May 21, 1935 - April 1, 2016 INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Frank David Redden of Indianola passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 80 years old. Frank was born May 31, 1935, at Haigler, Neb., to parents, George Elmer and Jane Emma (Underhill) Redden. He attended Haigler Schools...
Lily Florence Wilcox (04/04/16)
Lily Florence Wilcox March 7, 1926 - April 2, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Lily Florence Wilcox, age 90, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born on March 7, 1926, to Lige Higgins Mitchell and Fannie Lee Russell in Carlsbad, N.M. She graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1945...
Duane Herman Leibbrandt (04/04/16)
Duane Herman Leibbrandt Dec. 8, 1947 - April 1, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Duane Herman Leibbrandt, age 68, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, at Community Hospital of McCook. Duane was born Dec. 8, 1947, to Herman and Mildred (Cottingham) Leibbrandt in McCook. He graduated from McCook High School in 1966 then attended Curtis Technical College for two years. Later on he would attend McCook Community College for several years...
Magdalene Loretta Thompson (04/04/16)
Magdalene Loretta Thompson Aug. 29, 1956- March 30, 2016 CURTIS, Neb. -- Magdalene Loretta Thompson, 59, of Curtis, Nebraska, died March 30, 2016, in Cozad, Neb. She was born Aug. 29, 1956, in Washington, D.C., Md., to Joseph Robert and Magdalene Cecelia (Elco) Kulesza. ...
Marie Bailey (04/04/16)
Marie Bailey July 15, 1927 - April 2, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Marie Bailey, 88, died Saturday (April 2, 2016), at her residence at her rural Jennings, Kan. She was born July 15, 1927, in rural Norcatur, Kan. to Christopher F. and Nyra (Garton) Green. She graduated from Norcatur High School and from Normal Training School in Hays. She married Marvin Bailey on Sept. 27, 1947, in Oberlin. She was a farmwife and nursing assistant at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin...
Judith Ann 'Judy' Dow (04/01/16)
Judith Ann 'Judy' Dow Dec. 28, 1940 - April 1, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Judith Ann "Judy" Dow of McCook passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, at Community Hospital. She was 75 years old. Judy was born on Dec. 28, 1940, at Dobbins, Calif. to parents, John Mike and Lenore (Goekler) Musholt...
Richard Harrison 'Bud' Bearley (04/01/16)
Richard Harrison 'Bud' Bearley Feb. 23, 1919 - March 31, 2016 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Richard Harrison 'Bud' Bearley, 97, died Thursday (March 31, 2016) at Atwood Good Samaritan Center. He was born Feb. 23, 1919, to Harry A. 'Gus' and Effie Palmer Bearley Sr. north of Atwood. He graduated from Atwood High School. He married Harriet Haskell in McCleary in Washington state. He served in World War II and was discharged Dec. 3, 1945...