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Obituaries from July 2016

Steven N. Richards (07/29/16)
Steven Neal Richards Dec. 19, 1953 - July 27, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Steven Neal Richards passed away at his home in Lincoln on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was 62 years old. Steve was born on Dec. 19, 1953, in McCook to parents, Harlan Arthur and Francis "Evelyn" (Kincaid) Richards...
Dorothy Dean White (07/26/16)
Dorothy Dean White Sept. 15, 1923 - July 26, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Dorothy Dean White, age 92, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Dorothy was born on Sept. 15, 1923, to Roy Leslie Stewart and Hazel Leota (Bymer) on the family farm north of Culbertson, Neb. She was one of 12 siblings raised on the farm...
Marlene Ann Holthus (07/27/16)
CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Marlene Ann Holthus departed this life on Monday (July 25, 2016) at her home in Culbertson, NE, with her daughters by her side. She was 78 years old. Born to parents Edgar J. and Edna (Gilchrist) Huffaker on Nov. 10, 1937, in Oxford, NE., Marlene was one of six siblings growing up in Alliance, NE...
Byron O. Neiman (07/27/16)
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Byron O. Neiman, 83 years of age, of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away Sunday (July 24, 2016) at the Good Samaritan Society in Auburn. He was born on Jan. 30, 1933, in McCook to Leslie and Lillian (Dueland) Neiman...
Marlene Ann Holthus (07/26/16)
CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Marlene Ann Holthus died Monday (July 25, 2016) at her home in Culbertson. Services are pending and will be announced by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.
Rochelle Ann Mather (07/26/16)
HOXIE, Kan. -- Rochelle Ann Mather was born April 3, 1957, in Oberlin, Kansas, the daughter of Paul and Mary (Yeager) Carman. She passed away Saturday (July 16, 2016) near Hoxie, Kansas, at the age of 59. Rochelle grew up five miles north of Selden, attending school there until 1969. ...
Roland E. Lorimer (07/26/16)
ATWOOD, Kan. -- Roland Eugene Lorimer passed away Thursday (July 14, 2016) at the Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood, Kansas, at the age of 82. He was born in Beardsley, Kansas, the son of Irving "Dewey" and Laura (Ohlson) Lorimer. Roland and his siblings were reared on a farm in the Beardsley area. He attended country school in Beardsley and graduated from Trenton High School in Trenton, Nebraska, in 1952...
Selma "Sam" J. Brunswick (07/25/16)
Selma "Sam" J. Brunswick March 13, 1944 - July 24, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Selma "Sam" J. Brunswick age 72, of McCook, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 24, 2016. She was born in McCook on March 13, 1944, to Eugene E. and Violet (Krieger) Martin...
Corrine Blair (07/25/16)
Corrine Blair BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Corrine Blair, 91, of Benkelman died Saturday (July 23, 2016), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. Survivors include her children, Larry Blair and wife, Lana, of Shreveport, La., Thomas Blair and wife, Rosemary and Don Blair and wife, Joyce of Benkelman, and Janet Olmstead and husband, Craig, of Mountain Home, Ark.; six grrandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren...
Charles Riley Payne Larreau, Jr. (07/25/16)
Charles Riley Payne Larreau, Jr. July 14, 1981 - July 21, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Charles Riley Payne Larreau, Jr., age 35, of McCook, passed away at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln, Neb., on July 21, 2016. He was born on July 14, 1981, to Charles Riley Sr. and Patricia Ann Henson in Little Rock, Ark. ...
Scott William Van Dinter (07/25/16)
Scott William Van Dinter McCOOK, Neb. -- Scott William Van Dinter, infant son of Eugene and Sandra (Berry) Van Dinter, passed away July 20, 2016, at the Community Hospital of McCook. A Celebration of Scott's short life with his family is planned for Thursday July 28, 2016, at United Methodist Church in Stratton with the. Rev. Rick Savage with providing word of comfort...
Dorothy L. Rogers (07/25/16)
Dorothy L. Rogers April 10, 1933 - July 20, 2016 McCOOK, Neb -- Dorothy L. Rogers, age 83, of McCook, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at her home. She was born in Smithfield, Neb., on April 10, 1933, to Frank L. and Elsie (Brecks) Lockhart. Dorothy attended school and graduated from McCook High School in 1951. She continued her education at McCook Community College, graduating with a business degree in 1953...
Wayne L. Michaelis (07/25/16)
Wayne L. Michaelis Aug. 22, 1939 - July 22, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Wayne L. Michaelis, age 76, of McCook, passed away at Community Hospital in McCook on Friday, July 22, 2016. He was born in Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 22, 1939, to Clarence J. "CJ" and Hazel (Jones) Michaelis. The family moved to Nebraska, where Wayne graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in 1957. He continued his education at Fairbury College, graduating in 1959...
Kenneth C. Stout, M.D. (07/22/16)
Dr. Kenneth C. Stout Nov. 1, 1918 - July 21, 2016 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Kenneth C. Stout was born Nov. 1, 1918, near Hollinger, in Furnas County, Neb., to Joseph Z. and Mable (Fritzer) Stout, and moved with his family to Oxford, Neb., in 1921. He attended school in Oxford and graduated from Oxford High School in 1937...
Elsie E. Sullivan (07/19/16)
Elsie E. Sullivan Aug. 2, 1919 - July 19, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Elsie E. Sullivan, 96, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at her home at Brookdale McCook. She was born Aug. 2, 1919, at Indianola, Neb., to Henry J. and Mabel (Williams) Weskamp. She lived on a farm near Danbury and attended school there, graduating in 1937. After graduation from Danbury High School, she went to Denver, Colo., where she attended the Barnes Business College on a scholarship...
Clyde Edward Eyl (07/19/16)
Clyde Edward Eyl Oct. 2, 1939 - July 18, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Clyde Edward Eyl of Culbertson passed away on July 18, 2016, in Kearney, Neb. He was 76 years old. Ed was born to parents William Clyde and Lillian Maxine (Jones) Eyl on Oct. 2, 1939, in Denver, Colo. He was one of three sons born to this union. Growing up, Ed attended school at Mother of Good Hope Catholic School in Hollywood, Calif...
Scott William VanDinter (07/21/16)
Scott William VanDinter July 20, 2016 - July 20, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Infant baby Scott William VanDinter died Wednesday (July 20, 2016), at McCook. Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Charles Larreau (07/21/16)
Charles Larreau July 14, 1981 - July 21, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Charles Larreau, 35, of McCook, died today (July 21, 2016) at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln, Neb. Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Dorothy Louise Rogers (07/21/16)
Dorothy Louise Rogers April 10, 1933 - July 20, 2016 McCOOK, Neb -- Dorothy Louise Rogers, 83, died Wednesday (July 20, 2016) at her home in McCook. Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Howard L. Sumner (07/11/16)
Howard L. Sumner Nov. 12, 1924 - June 29, 2016 NORCATUR,Kan. -- Howard L. Sumner passed away at home in rural Norcatur on June 29, 2016, at the age of 91 years old. He was born on Nov. 12, 1924, to Robert C. Sumner and Gracie Mae Spence Sumner in their Limestone rock home on the Long Branch Creek in Northwest Norton County. He continued to live in the small rock house with his parents and older sister, Dixie, until graduating from Norcatur High School...
Earl Wayne Sheets (07/19/16)
Earl Wayne Sheets April 17, 1941 - July 18, 2016 GOTHENBURG, Neb. -- Earl W. Sheets, 75, of Gothenburg died Monday (July 18, 2016), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb. He was born April 17, 1941, at Arnold, Neb., to Claude and Etta (Wilson) Sheets. ...
Robert 'Keith' Boner (07/19/16)
Robert 'Keith' Boner June 7, 1928 - July 18, 2016 TRENTON, Neb. -- Robert "Keith" Boner, age 88, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. On June 7, 1928, Keith was born to Robert John and Hattie Laura (Middleton) Boner in McCook. He graduated from Red Willow High School...
Margaret A. Hubl (07/18/16)
Margaret A. Hubl July 10, 1927 - July 17, 2016 TRENTON, Neb. -- Margaret A Hubl, age 89, formerly of Trenton, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the Good Samaritan St. John's Center in Kearney, Neb. She was born on July 10, 1927, at Lawrence, Neb., to Albert and Clara (Jirousek) Janda. She was raised on a farm east of Lawrence and graduated in 1944 from Lawrence High School...
Carl K. Wilkinson (07/19/16)
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...
Robert Leroy Wallace (07/18/16)
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John Goodenberger (07/18/16)
John R. Goodenberger Aug. 20, 1928,- July 17, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- John R. Goodenberger passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his home near McCook. He was 87. John was born Aug. 20, 1928, in McCook, to Bert and Grace (Nelson) Goodenberger. He graduated from McCook High School in 1945 and from McCook Junior College in 1947...
Irlee Lewis Stagemeyer (07/18/16)
Irlee Lewis Stagemeyer July 10, 1937 - July 15, 2016 HOLBROOK, Neb. -- Irlee Lewis Stagemeyer, 79, of Holbrook, died Friday (July 15, 2016), at CA Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe, Neb. He was born July 10, 1937, to Gustav and Irene (Wendland) Stagemeyer in Gosper County, Neb., on the family farm...
Ellen Prior (07/14/16)
Ellen Prior June 15, 1919 - July 13, 2016 HASTINGS, Neb. -- Mary Elenor Stretch was born to Ira Martin and Flora Bennett Stretch on June 15, 1919, at home, near Wauneta, Neb. She was the third child of seven children, having two sisters, Ethel and Lola, and four brothers, Leo (who died in 1915), Lloyd, Leslie and Oscar. Mary Elenor later preferred to be called simply Ellen...
Avis Joy Morell (07/15/16)
Avis Joy Morell May 27, 1930 - July 14, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Avis Joy Morell died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 86. She was born May 27, 1930, in Benkelman, Neb., the daughter of the late James and Arvilla (Pate) Anderson. ...
Clifford A. Spratlen, Jr. (07/15/16)
Clifford A. Spratlen, Jr. LOGAN, Kan. -- Clifford A. Spratlen, Jr., 94, died Wednesday (July 13, 2016), at the Logan Manor in Logan. He was born in Logan. He served in the Army Artillery Corps as a liaison pilot during World War II. After the war, he resided in McCook, Neb., where he was a career employee of the U.S. Post Office. He returned to Kansas in 1998, living in Norton,Kan...
Roland Lorimer (07/15/16)
Roland Lorimer ATWOOD, Kan. -- Roland Lorimer, 82, died Thursday (July 14, 2016), at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Donald G. Pond (07/12/16)
Donald G. 'Tuffy' Pond May 16, 1933 - July 11, 2016 HOLBROOK, Neb. -- Donald G. "Tuffy" Pond, age 83, of Holbrook, passed away at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge, Neb., on July 11, 2016. He was born May 16, 1933, south of Alma in Harlan County, Neb., to Floyd J. and Mary E. (Lochert) Pond. Don was the fourth of six children born to the family. Don received his education in Alma, graduating from Alma High School in 1951...
Douglas Jerome Talle (07/11/16)
Douglas Jerome Talle Dec. 17, 1946 - July 9, 2016 MAYWOOD, Neb. -- Douglas Jerome Talle of Maywood, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln, Neb. He was 69 years old. Doug was born on Dec. 17, 1946, in Steele County, North Dakota, to parents, Leonard Melvin and Ella Artha (Sorenson) Talle...
Iris Iona Barnes (07/08/16)
Iris Iona Barnes Feb. 9, 1934 - July 7, 2016 BRIGHTON, Colo. -- Iris Iona Barnes was born Feb. 9, 1934, to Asahel and Nettie (Birdsall) Gage in Palisade, Neb., and departed this life July 7, 2016, in Brighton at the age of 82. The youngest of four children, she spent most of her childhood in the Palisade area and graduated from Palisade High School in 1952, valedictorian of her class...
Carol (Brecht) Erickson (07/11/16)
Carol (Brecht) Erickson Nov. 10, 1936 - July 14, 2016 HOLDREGE, Neb. -- Mass of Christian Burial for Carol (Brecht) Erickson will be on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the All Saints Catholic Church in Holdrege with Father Jamie Hottovy and Deacon Tim Danek officiating. Rosary will be recited prior to the Mass at the church at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be held at the Prairie Home Cemetery following the services...
Alma Jean (Ahlquist) Wilson Farr (07/11/16)
Alma Jean (Ahlquist) Wilson Farr July 31, 1955 - July 8, 2016 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Alma Jean (Ahlquist) Wilson Farr passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, at her home in North Platte after a courageous battle with cancer for the past 11 years. She was 60 years old...
Darlene LaRue (07/08/16)
Darlene LaRue Oct. 2, 1934 - July 7, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Darlene LaRue, 81, died Thursday (July 7, 2016), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. She was born Oct. 2, 1934, to Harold and Dena (Kroeze) Hartzog in Prairie View, Kan. She attended Jennings High School. ...
Zackery A. Schnabel (07/11/16)
Zackery A. Schnabel Oct. 14, 1996 - July 6, 2016 BRULE, Neb. -- Zackery A. Schnabel, 19, of Brule, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at McCook Community Hospital as a result of an automobile accident. Zack was born Oct. 14, 1996, at Ogallala, Neb., to Leon and Melanie (McConnell) Schnabel. He attended school in Big Springs and was a member of the graduating class of 2015...
Roderick D. 'Rick' Waltemath, Sr. (07/11/16)
Roderick D. 'Rick' Waltemath, Sr. Sept. 15, 1944 - July 8, 2016 HASTINGS, Neb. -- Hastings resident, Roderick D. "Rick" Waltemath, Sr., 71, passed away July 8, 2016, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village in Hastings. Services will be Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:30 a.m. ...
Jason Lee Brown (07/08/16)
Jason Lee Brown TRENTON, Neb. -- Jason Lee Brown of Trenton went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Community Hospital in McCook, Neb. He was 35 years old. Jason was born in Caracas, Venezuela to parents Michael L. and Carolyn L. (Young) Brown while the couple was serving as missionaries to the country. He was one of four siblings, holding the title of big brother to his 3 younger sisters...
Marvin LeRoy Carriker (07/06/16)
Marvin LeRoy Carriker Nov. 21, 1929 - June 23, 2016 AURORA, Neb. -- Marvin LeRoy Carriker, age 86, of Harvard, passed away Thursday (June 23, 2016) at Memorial Hospital in Aurora. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Harvard. Rev. Travis King will officiate. Interment will be in the Harvard Cemetery...
Violet Carolyn Brown (07/06/16)
Violet Carolyn Brown April 4, 1930 - June 23, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Violet Carolyn Brown, age 86, of Oberlin, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born April 4, 1930, north of Oberlin to Kenneth and Charolette (Uehlin) VanPelt. ...
Herman R. (Bob) Welk (07/06/16)
Herman R. (Bob) Welk May 20, 1922 - June 28, 2016 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Herman Robert Welk, age 94, passed away in his apartment in Colorado Springs on June 28, 2016. He was born to Max and Grace Welk on May 20, 1922, in Beverly, Neb. Bob attended a one-room school in Nebraska until he was drafted into the U.S. ...
Gary Richard Kapustka (07/06/16)
Gary Richard Kapustka Aug. 26, 1943 - June 30, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. -- Gary Richard Kapustka, aged 72, passed away on June 30, 2016, in the sixth floor oncology ward at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Gary was born Aug. 26, 1943, to Richard and Hazel (Smith) Kapustka at the Community Hospital in Broken Bow, Neb. For the first 13 years of Gary's life, his family made their home in Anselmo, Neb. Gary enjoyed his childhood there and made many life-long friendships...
Leo L. Rousselle (07/05/16)
Leo Leonard Rousselle March 5, 1929 - July 4, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Leo Leonard Rousselle passed away Monday, July 4, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 87 years old. Leo was born in Hayes County, Neb., to Robert and Rachel (Cook) Rousselle. Leo attended country school until high school, and then graduated from Culbertson High School in 1946. Leo started farming right out of high school and was employed erecting steel buildings...
Larry Kay Stone (07/06/16)
Larry Kay Stone Sept. 19, 1936 - June 25, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Larry Kay Stone passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016. He was 79 years old. Larry was born on Sept. 19, 1936, in McCook to Harry Valentine and Myrtle Blanche Belle (Bales) Stone. Larry was the youngest of 11 children. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Coker in 1954 and divorced in 1984...
LeRoy Kenneth Cook (07/05/16)
LeRoy Kenneth Cook March 6, 1930 - July 3, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- LeRoy Kenneth Cook, age 86 of Culbertson, Nebraska passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at home. He was born on March 6, 1930, to Elmer and Laura (Walker) Cook. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1947. He married Betty Schmidt on Oct. 2, 1949. To this union three children were born: Linda, Laurie and Coni...
Darrel W. Messersmith (07/05/16)
Darrel W. Messersmith Oct. 22, 1938 - July 2, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Darrel W. Messersmith, age 77, of McCook, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. Darrel was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Hayes Center, Neb., to parents, Lewis Ivan and Annabella (Kugler) Messersmith. He was one of five children who grew up in Hayes Center, graduating from Hayes Center High School in 1957...