Obituaries from June 2016
Ron R. Schoneberg
Ron R. Schoneberg Sept. 4, 1941 - June 27, 2016 ORLEANS, Neb. -- Ron R. Schoneberg, 74, of Orleans, died Monday (June 27, 2016), at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1941, at Holdrege, Neb., to Glen and Mildred (Conant) Schoneberg. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1959 and Kearney State College in 1963. He taught at Paxton High School for two years. He married D'Maris Stewart in 1966...
Roberta Y. Martin
Roberta Y. Martin Feb. 3, 1933 - June 28, 2016 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Roberta Y. Martin, 83, of Beaver City, died Tuesday (June 28, 2016), at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb. She was born to Fred M. and Nellie N. (Saltzman) Marble on Feb. ...
Eileene Zelma Grose
Eileene Zelma Grose Jan. 8, 1918 -June 25, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Eileene Zelma Grose, age 98, passed away on June 25, 2016, at Decatur County Health Systems in Oberlin. She was born on Jan. 8, 1918, in Thomas County, Kan., to Edgar and Velma (Williams) Taylor. ...
Devona F. Downs
Devona F. Downs WICHITA, Kan.. -- Devona F. Downs, 79, died Sunday, June 12, 2016. She was a retired school bus driver for USD 266 in Maize. A Celebration of Life Service was June 16, 2016, at Northwest Christian Church in Wichita, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fay and Mae McKillip; brother, Lamoine McKillip; and brother-in-law, Harold Richards...
Betty Jean Ficken
Betty Jean Ficken Feb. 20, 1927 - June 27, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Betty Jean Ficken, age 89, of Cambridge, passed away at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on June 27, 2016. Betty and her twin sister, Bonnie, were born south of Holbrook, Neb., on the family farm on Feb. 20, 1927, to Albert Turner and Addie Eliza (Lankston) Robeson...
Leslie 'Les' James Sides
Leslie 'Les' James Sides Feb. 6, 1958 - June 26, 2016 BARTLEY, Neb. -- Leslie "Les" James Sides of Bartley passed away suddenly at the Creighton Medical Center in Omaha on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was 58 years old. Les was born on Feb. 6, 1958, at McCook, Neb., to parents, Eldon Francis and Joan Kathryn (Kohmetscher) Sides. He attended Republican Valley School...
Judith A. Keenportz
Judy Keenportz Sept. 3, 1938 - June 27, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Judith Ann Anderson Keenportz of McCook passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016, at Community Hospital with her family by her side. Judith was born Sept. 3, 1938, to Pro and Mildred (Morrill) Anderson at the family home in Jetmore, Kan...
Douglas Richard Garner
Douglas Richard Garner Sept. 10, 1940 - June 28, 2016 TRENTON, Neb. -- Douglas Richard Garner, 75, of Trenton, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Trenton after a brief battle with leukemia. He was born on Sept. 10, 1940, at home in Somerset, Neb., to the late Richard Kenneth Garner and Elizabeth Pauline (Knoll) Garner. He graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., in 1958...
Walter R. Meitl
Walter R. Meitl Oct. 16, 1930 - June 27, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Walter R. Meitl, 85, died Monday (June 27, 2016), at Oberlin. He was born Oct. 16, 1930, in Decatur County, Kan., to parents, John and Bertha (Ypma) Meitl. He grew up on a farm in Dresden Township. He graduated from Leoville High Schoolin 1948. He served in the Korean War...
John F. Teter
John F. Teter June 28, 1931 - June 26, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. --John Franklin Teter, 84 of formerly of Holdrege, died Sunday (June 26, 2016), at Country House Estates in Omaha. He was born June 28, 1931, in Bartley, Neb., to Otis Earl and Irene (Mayo) Teter. He married Marva Moore on Jan. 29, 1950. He served in the Marine Corps...
Dennis M. Alano
Dennis M. Alano Dec. 22, 1946 - June 27, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Dennis M. Alano, age 69, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at his home in Culbertson. Dennis was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Michael Anglo and Maxine (Ansty) Alano on Dec. 22, 1946...
Elsie Becker WAUNETA, Neb. -- Elsie Becker, 104, a longtime resident of Wauneta, died Wednesday (June 22, 2016), at Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include children, Doris Craig of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Evelyn Madison and husband, Randy of Lebanon, Ore.; sister-in-law, Margie Bartles of Imperial, Nebr.; four grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild...
Carl K. Wilkinson
Carl K. Wilkinson Oct. 7, 1945 - June 22, 2016 SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Carl K. Wilkinson, 70, departed this world to join his Lord and Savior in Heaven on June 22, 2016, in San Antonio. He was born in Saybrook, Ohio, on Oct. 7, 1945, to Kenneth and Katheryn (Proctor) Wilkinson...
Kenneth "Ken" Mark Johnson
Kenneth "Ken" Mark Johnson Aug. 29, 1959 - June 17, 2016 BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Kenneth "Ken" Mark Johnson, 56, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at his residence in Bird City. He was born Aug. 29, 1959, in St. Francis, Kan. He was a computer technician and farmer...
William "Willie" A. Heier
William "Willie" A. Heier June 25, 1932 - June 21, 2016 GRINNELL, Kan. -- William "Willie" A. Heier, 83, died Tuesday (June 21, 2016), at Grinnell. He was born June 25, 1932, to parents, Michael and Marianna (Kuntz) Heier. He grew up in Park and Grinnell, Kan. He graduated from Grinnell High School in 1951. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 and was honorably discharged...
Walter Eugene "Fritz" Bauer
Walter Eugene "Fritz" Bauer Nov. 25, 1938 - June 20, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Walter Eugene "Fritz" Bauer, age 77, of Culbertson, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born in Culbertson on Nov. 25, 1938, on the family farm to Walter M. and Mae (Unger) Bauer...
Robert Louis Dack
Robert Louis Dack Sept. 18, 1951 - Aug. 5, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Robert Louis Dack, 63, entered Heaven on Aug. 5, 2015, from the Harvard Rest Haven Nursing Home, Harvard, Neb. Memorial services will be Monday, June 27, 2016, at Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel, 607 Norris, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jamie Mockry officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Memorial Park...
Vernon Harold "Bud" Hanke
Vernon Harold "Bud" Hanke March 21, 1928 - May 9, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Dr. Vernon Harold "Bud" Hanke, age 88, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at his home in McCook. Bud was born on March 21, 1928, at Holyoke, Colo., to parents, William A. and Alma (Schnell) Hanke. The family moved to McCook where Bud graduated from McCook High School in 1946...
Ivan Hill May 5, 1923 - June 17, 2016 LOVELAND, Colo. -- Ivan Hill, age 93, passed away peacefully June 17, 2016, at the Mirasol Green House Homes in Loveland. Ivan was born May 5, 1923, on a family farm northwest of McCook, Neb., to Charles and Pearl Hill...
Mildred E. McMains
Mildred E. McMains May 15, 1920 - June 17, 2016 TRENTON, Neb. -- Mildred E. McMains, age 96, of Trenton, passed away Friday June 17, 2016, at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton. Mildred was born in Stratton, Neb., on May 15, 1920, to Elmer and Ethel (Hitchcock) Ridpath, the second of three daughters born to this union...
George J. Hergenrader
George J. Hergenrader March 31, 1930 - June 17, 2016 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- George J. Hergenrader of North Platte passed away June 17, 2016, at his home with his family by his side. He was born March 31, 1930, to George and Katherine (Maul) Hergenrader at Elm Creek, Neb. ...
Sharon Kay Barger
Sharon Kay Barger Feb. 27, 1958 - June 15, 2016 LUBBOCK, Texas -- Sharon Kay Barger passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Fellowship and remembrance was Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 58 years on Monday, June 20, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel. A tribute of Sharon's life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family...
Charles David Walsh
Charles David Walsh
Dec. 17, 1967 - June 18, 2016
McCOOK, Neb. -- Charles David Walsh, 48, died Saturday (June 18, 2016), at Community Hospital of McCook.
Services are pending and will be announced by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.
Arlyn "Arnie" Myers
Arlyn "Arnie" Myers BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Arlyn "Arnie" Myers, 75, a longtime resident of Benkelman, died Thursday (June 16, 2016), at the Dundy County Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Myers of Benkelman; children, Denise Myers of Benkelman, Diane Urwiler and husband, Scott of Laurel, Neb., and Dale Myers and wife, Michelle of Benkelman; brother, Daryl Myers and wife, Lonny of Akron, Iowa; sisters, Marlene Smith of Garner, N.C., and Joanne Waterbury of Akron, Iowa; brother-in-law, Clifford Hilbrink of Kensington, Kan.; sisters-in-law, Irene and Ijean Hilbrink and Evelyn Schultz of Smith Center, Kan.; and five grandchildren.. ...
Beth Sebaugh Dec. 31, 1921 -June 14, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Beth Sebaugh, 94, formerly of Norcatur and Oberlin, Kan., died Tuesday (June 14, 2016), at Homestead Assisted Living in Garden City, Kan. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, in rural Norcatur, Kan., to Ellis and Anna Kintigh. She grew up on a farm northwest of Norcatur. She graduated from Norcatur High School in 1939...
Thomas Andrew "Tom" Rogers
Thomas Andrew "Tom" Rogers Sept. 15, 1950 -Feb. 29, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Thomas Andrew "Tom" Rogers, 65, of Lincoln, died Feb. 29, 2016. He was born Sept. 15, 1950, in Kearney, Neb. to George L. and Jacqueline (Hochette) Rogers. He and his family lived in McCook, Neb., for a period of time. He graduated from Fremont High School and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He operated Green Fingers Nursery...
Marie A. Upton
Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Irene F. Stover
Irene F. Stover March 22, 1918 - March 13, 2016 TRENTON, Neb. -- Irene F. Stover, age 98, died at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton on Friday, March 13, 2016. She was born in Trenton, Neb,. on March 22, 1918, to Carl and Mary (Raymond) Steinke. At age nine, Irene'smother died and so she was raised by her father and grandmother. She grew up on a farm near Trenton and attended Trenton Schools...
F. Louise "Weezie" Tucker-Herron
F. Louise "Weezie" Tucker-Herron April 4, 1933 - June 12, 2016 TRENTON, Neb. -- F. Louise "Weezie" Tucker-Herron, age 83, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. Louise was born on April 4, 1933, in Hayes Center, Neb., to Nathan and Dorothy (French) McNutt. She graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1950 and then attended college for two years...
Glenda Joan Harmon
Glenda Joan Harmon Feb. 4, 1963 - June 8, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Glenda Joan Harmon passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at her home in McCook. She was 53 years old. Glenda was born on Feb. 4, 1963, in Minneapolis, Minn., to parents, Paul Eugene and Betty Joan (Fenske) Harmon. She graduated from Orano High School, Maple Plain, Minn...
Ella K. Sackmann
Ella K. Sackmann Feb. 5, 1925 - June 10, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Ella K. Sackmann, 91, of Cambridge, died Friday (June 10, 2016), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born in Elgin, N.D., on Feb. 5, 1925, to Jacob and Christina (Dobler) Sackmann...
Ursula Martha (Olberg) Sommer
Ursula Martha (Olberg) Sommer Nov. 15, 1941 - May 26, 2016 TRENTON, Neb. -- Ursula Martha (Olberg) Sommer of Dickens, Neb., passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016, at El Dorado Nursing Home in Trenton, Nebraska. She was 74 years old. Ursula was born to Willi and Frieda (Schloetzer) Olberg on Nov. 15, 1941, in Bayreuth, Germany. Along with her parents, her brother, Gerd, and her sister, Sieglinde, she survived a childhood in post-war West Germany through love, imagination, and hard work...
McCOOK, Neb. -- Glenda Harmon died Wednesday (June 8, 2016) at her home in McCook.
Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Phou Neang Seng
Phou Neang Seng Aug. 28, 1925 - May 29, 2016 McCOOK,Neb. -- Phou Neang Seng of McCook, Neb., and Phoenix, Ariz., passed away on Sunday evening, May 29, 2016, at the wonderful age of 90 in McCook. She was born in the province of Kampot, Cambodia on Aug. 28, 1925. She married her wonderful husband, Ten Seng and they had a blessed life together for 70 years...
Jack J. Gardner
Jack J. Gardner SHALIMAR, Fla. -- Col. (Ret) Jack J Gardner, age 86, of Shalimar, passed away June 3, 2016, at home. Col. Gardner was born in McCook, Neb. in 1929 and had been a resident of the Shalimar Florida area for 39 years. He was a life member of The Retired Officers Association, the NorthWest Florida Retired Officers' Club, the Disabled American Veterans, the Shrine, the Scottish Rite, and the Masonic Lodge. ...
Donna Gayle Mousel Taylor
Donna Gayle Mousel Taylor Sept. 12, 1947 - June 8, 2016 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Donna Gayle Mousel Taylor, age 68, passed away at her home in Kearney on June 8, 2016. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements. She chose cremation and memorial services will be in Cambridge at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, with Keith Theobald officiaitng. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date...
Lois May Vigneur
Lois May Vigneur Jan. 3, 1941 - June 9, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Lois May Vigneur of McCook passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge, Neb. She was 75 years old. Lois was born on Jan. 3, 1941, at Syracuse, New York, to parents, Morris and Evelyn (Potter) Wager. The family moved to Colorado, where Lois attended school at Englewood High School, Englewood, Colo...
Jerry Dean Warner
Jerry Dean Warner Aug. 19, 1927 - June 1, 2016 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Jerry Dean Warner, 88, of Beaver City died June 1, 2016, at Holdrege, Neb. He was born to Ralph Newell and Nelle Margaret (Orr) Warner on Aug. 19, 1927, on the family farm east of Beaver City...
Leon Wayne Riepe
Leon Wayne Riepe Aug. 10, 1932 - June 5, 2016 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Wayne Riepe, 83, of Arapahoe, died Sunday (June 5, 2016), at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1932, at Arapahoe to Benhard C. and Jennie C. (Haussler) Riepe. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1950. ...
Ron L. Smith
Ron L. Smith Dec. 9, 1961 - May 7, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. -- Ron L. Smith, 54, of McCook, Neb., died in Omaha on May 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Smith. Survivors include his father, Paul "Bud" Smith; brother, Randy (Joan) Smith; wife, Heidi Smith and their three children, Katie, Gibson and Gracie...
Raymond Maxfield WAUNETA, Neb. -- Raymond Maxfield, 97, of Wauneta died Saturday (April 2, 2016), at Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include children, Jim Maxfield and wife, Connie, of Wauneta and Jeff Maxfield and wife, Kay of Taylorville, Ill.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Merrill Maris and Myra Grimm of Wauneta and Miriam Allen of Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Esther Propp Nowka
Esther Propp Nowka Jan. 22, 1920 - June 7, 2016 SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Esther Propp Nowka died June 7, 2016, at the age of 96 at Emerald Court Assisted Living in Scottsbluff, Neb., where she resided the last six years. Esther was born to Henry and Anna Propp on Jan. 22, 1920, in Culbertson, Neb., and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1938...
Velma Deloris Hanger
Velma Deloris Hanger April 29, 1937 - June 5, 2016 GRAND ISLAND, NEB. -- Velma Deloris Hanger, age 79, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Golden Living Center -- Grand Island Lakeview. Velma was born on April 29, 1937, to Erick and Pearl (Alley) Ebert in McCook. She grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1956...
Stephen J. Hickert
Stephen J. Hickert Dec. 11, 1949 - June 7, 2016 LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Stephen J. Hickert, 66, died Tuesday (June 7, 2016), at Lawrence. He was born Dec. 11, 1949, in Norton, Kan., to Barney and Beatrice (Schandler) Hickert. He grew up on a farm south of Lenora in Norton, Kan...
Ralph LaVerne Hinton
Ralph LaVerne Hinton May 19, 1915 - June 5, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Ralph LaVerne Hinton of Cambridge passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Cambridge Manor, Cambridge. He was 101 years old. Ralph was born to Albert and Mary Bernice (Blake) Hinton on May 19, 1915, in a sod house on his paternal grandfather's homestead about three miles west-southwest of Stockville, Frontier County, Neb. ...
A. Louise Pollmann
A. Louise Pollmann Jan. 1, 1925 - June 4, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- A. Louise Pollmann, age 91, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016, at her home at Brookdale McCook in McCook. Louise was born Jan. 1, 1925, to Ray and Dorothy (Gettle) Creighton in Franklin, Neb. ...
Gary Sigwing March 9, 1941 - , June 1, 2016 OGALLALA, Neb. -- Gary Sigwing, 75, longtime Ogallala resident, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Bryan Health Medical Center East of Lincoln, Neb. Gary, the son of William and Maxine (Dugger) Sigwing, was born March 9, 1941, in McCook, Neb. He attended McCook Public Schools. In June of 1959 he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as a radar man until May 1963. He then began a life of sales and retired from automotive sales...
James Herbert "Jim" Fredrickson
James Herbert "Jim" Fredrickson July 9, 1950 - June 2, 2016 SELDEN, Kan. -- James Herbert "Jim" Fredrickson passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016, at the Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo., at the age of 65. Jim was born on July 9, 1950, in Los Angeles, California, the second of three children born to Richard "Dick" and Phyllis (Anderson) Fredrickson. His family moved back to Decatur County in 1953 and resided on a farm in Prairie Dog Township north of Selden, Kan...
William "Bill" Pearson
William "Bill" Pearson Jan. 12, 1951 - June 1, 2016 BROKEN BOW, Neb.-- William "Bill" Pearson, 65, of Broken Bow, passed peacefully June 1, 2016, surrounded by his family. Bill was born Jan. 12, 1951, in Valentine, Neb., to William and Jean Louise (Tyler) Pearson. The first years of his life were spent on the family ranch south of Valentine. He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1969...
Clarke Doug Constant
Clarke Doug Constant May 27, 1948 - June 1, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Clarke Doug Constant, age 68, passed away June 1, 2016, at his home in McCook. Clarke was born May 27, 1948, in Decatur, Ill., to Clarke A. and Mildred Eileen (Tankensley) Constant. He was an only child...
McCOOK, Neb. -- Clarke Constant, 68, of McCook, passed away at his home.
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Cora Adeline Perkins
Cora Adeline Perkins ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Cora Adeline Perkins, 90, died Dec. 30, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger C. Perkins; and siblings, Verna Ester Wells, Verle Ellis Hardenbrook, Dorothy Louise Dunlap, Eber Eugene Hardenbrook, and George Lee Hardenbrook...
Albert Clair Penrod
Albert Clair Penrod Jan. 2, 1926 - Dec. 22, 2015 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Albert Clair Penrod, 89, died Dec. 22, 2015, in Springfield, Mo. He was born Jan. 2, 1926, to Albert F. and Opal Penrod. He graduated from Beaver City High School in 1944. At the age of 19, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1945 and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was honorably discharged...
Tiffany Jannette Burks
Tiffany Jannette Burks April 20, 1980 - May 31, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Tiffany Jannette Burks passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 36 years old. Tiffany was born on April 20, 1980, in McCook to parents, Robert and Shirley (Robarchek) Dike. She graduated from McCook High School with the Class of 2000, where she was a member of the flag core...
Betty Lou Adkins
Betty Lou Adkins Nov. 11, 1941 - May 29, 2016 DANBURY, Neb -- Betty Lou Adkins of Danbury passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was 74 years old. Betty was born on Nov. 11, 1941, to parents, Charles and Mary (Tutor) Murray in Chisholm, Minn. She received her GED in 1987...