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Obituaries from September 2016

Dorothy Lynn (Nelson) McLaren (09/06/16)
Dorothy Lynn (Nelson) McLaren July 20, 1936 - Sept. 5, 2016 KASSON, Minn. -- Dorothy Lynn (Nelson) McLaren died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at Fairview Nursing Home in Kasson after a lengthy battle with emphysema. She was 80 years old. Dorothy was born on July 20, 1936, in McCook, Neb., to Guy L. and Rosa E. (Schlegel) Nelson. Dorothy grew up in McCook and after attending college and working for a few years in Denver, she boarded the cruise ship "Oriana" and moved to Australia in 1964...
Dolyn D. Brown (09/27/16)
Dolyn D. Brown, Sr. Jan. 1, 1938 - Sept. 26, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Dolyn D. Brown, Sr. passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at his home in Culbertson after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 78 years old. Dolyn was born on Jan. 1, 1938, at McCook, Neb., to parents, Hamer and Blanche Margaret (Rippen) Brown. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1955, where he was active in all sports...
Kathy J. McHugh (09/29/16)
Kathy J. McHugh Oct. 19, 1960 - Sept. 27, 2016 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. --Kathy J. McHugh, 55, of Grand Island, formerly of Lincoln, died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Golden Living Center- Parkplace. To honor Kathy's wishes cremation was chosen, private family services will take place at a later date...
Norma 'Jean' Linnemeyer (09/21/16)
Norma "Jean" Linnemeyer Oct. 10, 1927 - Sept. 20, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. --Norma "Jean" Linnemeyer of McCook passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Community Hospital. She was 88 years old. Jean was born on Oct. 10, 1927, at Quick, Neb., in Frontier County to parents, James A. and Louise (Crawford) Loghry. As a young child she lived with her family in a dug-out home. She graduated high school from Curtis School of Agriculture and attended McCook Junior College...
Loretta Powell (09/27/16)
Loretta Powell BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Loretta Powell, 85, of Benkelman, died Sunday (Sept. 25, 2016), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. Survivors include her husband, James Powell of Benkelman; children, Carolyn Powell of Benkelman and Jim Powell of Longmont, Colo.; sister, Carolyn Edmonds and husband, Floyd of Denver, Colo.; and two grandchildren...
Varlan E. Neal (09/27/16)
Varlan E. Neal OBERLIN, Kan. -- Varlan E. Neal, 89, died Monday (Sept. 26, 2016), at Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Shirley Reeder (09/27/16)
Shirley Reeder IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Shirley Reeder, 82, of Imperial, died Monday (Sept. 26, 2016), at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. Survivors include her children, Vicki Bradley and husband, Steve of Grand Island, Neb., Joseph West of Denver, Colo., Lori Rowley and husband, Bill of Alliance, Neb., Val Dean West and wife Jo, of Milford, Neb., Duane Reeder and wife, Teresa of Omaha, Neb., Lynn Reeder and wife, Stacy, of Manhattan, Kan., and Lori Burroughs and husband, Shawn of Manhattan, Kan.; brothers, Willard Zastrow and wife, Lorraine of Cordova, Neb., and Robert Zastrow of Lincoln, Neb.; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. ...
Velma Ruth Joy (09/26/16)
Velma Ruth Joy April 8, 1926 - Sept. 23, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Velma Ruth Joy, age 90, of McCook, passed away at her home on Sept. 23, 2016. She was born on the family farm south of McCook on April 8, 1926, to Herman and Serena (Zimmerman) Messinger. Ruth graduated from McCook High School in 1943...
Virginia G. (Dike) Schlichting (09/26/16)
Virginia G. (Dike) Schlichting May 10, 1946 - Sept. 15, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Virginia G. (Dike) Schlichting, passed away at her home on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. She was born to George & Ruth (Davis) Dike in McCook, Neb., on May 10, 1946. Virginia is survived by her husband Marvin Schlichting of the home; five children: Mary Foster (Wichita, Kan.), Larry and Jackie Gardner (Eagle, Neb.), Kendra Wood (Anita, Iowa), Sharon Gardner (Lincoln), Anthony and Amanda Gardner, (Pilsen, Kan.); brothers, Larry and Linda Dike (Sherman, Texas) and Robert and Shirley Dike (McCook); 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.. ...
James "Jim" Gerald Winchell (09/26/16)
James "Jim" Gerald Winchell Oct. 3, 1953 - Oct. 3, 1953 YORK, Neb. -- James "Jim" Gerald Winchell, age 62, of York, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in York. He was born Oct. 3, 1953, in North Platte, Neb., to Gerald and Eunice (Wiegert) Winchell. James and Debra Arterburn were united in marriage on Aug. 14, 1977, in McCook, Neb. This union was blessed with two children, Todd James and Sara Diane...
Vilas Smith (09/26/16)
Vilas Smith CHAMPION, Neb. -- Vilas Smith, 94, of rural Champion, died Thursday (Sept. 22, 2016), at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Longmont, Colo. Survivors include his wife, Betty of Champion; children, Lloyd Smith (Rhonda) of Champion, Marla Smith of Imperial, Neb., Merle Konken (Larry) of Hershey, Neb., Maxine Smith of Cheyenne, Wyo., step-children, Tom Shield (Judy) of Kearney, Neb., and Beverly Snyder (Pete) of Imperial; sister, Bonnie Schultz of Imperial; 10 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.. ...
Wyatt Patrick Wendelin (09/26/16)
Wyatt Patrick Wendelin May 16, 1980 - Sept. 22, 2016 LINDSBORG, Kan. -- Wyatt Patrick Wendelin entered this world on the morning of May 16, 1980 in Oberlin, Kansas. He was the third child of Patrick and Elvera (Carlson) Wendelin, following Heather Dawn (Wendelin) Wilson and Farah Leeanne (Wendelin) Erickson. Wyatt was baptized into the Christian faith on Father's Day, 1980, and was confirmed both in the Lutheran Church and the Herndon Covenant Church...
Ann Marie Fritz Brown (09/26/16)
Ann Marie Fritz Brown Feb. 1, 1971 -- Sept. 21, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. --Ann Marie Brown, age 45, passed away at Kearney Good Samaritan Hospital on Sept. 21, 2016. She was born on Feb. 1, 1971, in Scottsbluff, Neb., and grew up in McCook. Ann graduated from McCook High School in 1989 and married Matthew Brown of Culbertson, Neb., on July 8, 1989. They had three children, Randy, Angela and Ryan...
Barbara Scarrow (09/23/16)
Barbara Scarrow May 22, 1934 - Sept. 22, 2016 TRENTON - Barbara Scarrow, age 82, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Community Hospital of McCook. Barbara was born May 22, 1934, to Ray B. and Gladys M. (Reeves) Scarrow in Mankato, Kan. She graduated from Benkelman High School in 1954...
Bernyce Oberhauser (09/22/16)
Bernyce L. Oberhauser Jan. 16, 1924 - Sept. 21, 2016 TRENTON, Neb. -- Bernyce L. Oberhauser passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was 92. Bernyce was born to Christian L. and Nora (Neilsen) Johnson on Jan. 16, 1924, in Kearney, Neb...
Rose B. Wittwer (09/21/16)
Rose B. Wittwer Feb. 3, 1925 - Sept. 20, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Rose B. Wittwer, originally of McCook, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Good Samaritan Center in Wood River, Neb., where she had been residing since March. She was 91 years old. Rose was born on Feb. 3, 1925, at Alma, Neb., to parents, Fred and Emily (Seibold) Beck. She grew up in Southwest Nebraska and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1943. She later attended Midland College at Fremont...
John C. Randel (09/22/16)
John C. Randel Sept. 9, 1921 - Sept. 19, 2016 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- John C. Randel, 95, of Grand Island, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at Golden Living-Lakeview in Grand Island. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Litchfield Christian Church in Litchfield. Derek Apfel, CFC will officiate. Burial will be in the Litchfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna...
Winifred J. Workman (09/21/16)
Winifred J. Workman Jan. 23, 1923 - Sept. 20 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Winifred J. Workman, age 93, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Winifred was born Jan. 23, 1923, to Fred and Tina (Grussing) Brandt in Beatrice, Neb., where she grew up and spent most of her life...
Nason Russell Wilson (09/21/16)
Nason Russell Wilson Nov. 5, 1937 - Sept. 10, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nason Russell Wilson, 78, of Lincoln, passed away Sept. 10, 2016, from multiple myeloma cancer. Nason was born to Kermit and Martha (Gobel) Wilson on Nov. 5, 1937, in a farmhouse located two miles south of Chadron, Neb. ...
Lillie Miller Corpier (09/20/16)
Lillie Miller Corpier June 23, 1926 - Sept. 19, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Lillie Miller Corpier, 90, died Monday (Sept. 19, 2016), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. She was born June 23, 1926, in Homer, La., to Grover and Appie (Stewart) Moore. She grew up and attended school in Homer...
Gary L. Anthony (09/20/16)
Gary L. Anthony April 23, 1940,- Sept. 19, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Gary L. Anthony, 76, of Norcatur, Kan.. died Monday (Sept. 19, 2016), at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell, Kan. He was born April 23, 1940, in rural Lyle, Kan. to George and Ruth (Brunk) Anthony. He graduated from Norcatur High School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army...
Walter W. Fortin (09/19/16)
Walter Walkey Fortin July 22, 1939 - Sept. 17, 2016 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Walter Walkey Fortin, 77, died Saturday (Sept. 17, 2016), at the Rawlins County Health Complex in Atwood. He was born July 22, 1939, in Allison, Kan., to Fred John and Mary Emma (Walkey) Fortin. ...
Richard W. 'Dick' Linnemeyer (09/19/16)
Richard W. 'Dick' Linnemeyer Sept. 7, 1923 - Sept. 15, 2016 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Richard W. "Dick" Linnemeyer, age 93, of McCook, passed away at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. He was born near Curtis, Neb., on Sept. 7, 1923, to William and Lulu (Wells) Linnemeyer. Dick graduated from Curtis High School...
Charles James Rose Jr. (09/19/16)
Charles James Rose, Jr. Jan. 31, 1954 - Sept. 17, 2016 PALISADE, Neb. -- Charles James Rose, Jr., also known as Charlie or Junior by family and friends, of Palisade, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte, Neb...
Hattie E. Toth (09/15/16)
Hattie Toth March 18 1911 - Sept. 14, 2016 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Hattie Toth, 105, died Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2016), at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. She was born March 18, 1911, in Rawlins County to Benjamin Ira and Mary Catherine (Whisman) Bliss. ...
Dottie and Al White (09/16/16)
Dottie and Al White McCOOK, Neb. -- Celebration of Life service for Dottie and Al White will be 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at First Congregational Church in McCook with Pastor Steve Bales officiating. Dottie passed away July 26, 2016, and Al on Sept. 19, 2013...
Russell 'Russ' Louis Niebur (09/08/16)
Russell 'Russ' Louis Niebur Oct. 23, 1972 - Sept. 7, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Russell "Russ" Louis Niebur, age 43, of McCook, passed away unexpectedly at Community Hospital in McCook on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Russ was born to parents Ronald Louis and Peggy Ann (Roberts) Niebur on Oct. 23, 1972, in Denver, Colo. He was one of three siblings growing up in Colorado, graduating from Green Mountain High School in Lakewood...
Rev. Richard W. Ingle (09/13/16)
Rev. Richard W. Ingle May 14, 1923 - Sept. 10, 2016 PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. - The Rev. Richard W. Ingle, 93, died Saturday (Sept. 10, 2016), at Prophetstown. He was born May 14, 1923, to George and Alma (Peterson) Ingle. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa and a bachelor of divinity degree from Hartford Theological Seminary in Hartford, Conn...
John Paul Stansbury, Jr. (09/13/16)
John Paul Stansbury, Jr. TRENTON, Neb. -- John Paul Stansbury, Jr., 81, formerly of McCook, died Friday (Sept. 2, 2016), at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. Memorial services are Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, 11 a.m. at Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel with his son, Joshua Stansbury, a captain in the Salvation Army, officiating. A private family inurnment will be later...
Stanley E. Lawver (09/13/16)
Stanley E. Lawver May 14, 1926 -Sept. 10, 2016 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Stanley E. Lawver, 90, of Kearney, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at New Life Assembly of God Church in Kearney. ...
Gerald Pinkerton (09/12/16)
Gerald Pinkerton BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Gerald Pinkerton, 86, died Thursday (Sept. 8, 2016), at the Dundy County Hospital. Survivors are his son, Gary Pinkerton and wife, Siri, of Thailand. Cremation was chosen and services are pending with Benkelman Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements...
Virginia M. Andre (09/09/16)
Virginia M. Andre Oct. 23, 1916 - Sept. 8, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Virginia M. Andre, age 99, passed away at her home in Cambridge on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. She was born in Wilsonville, Neb., on Oct. 23, 1916, to Guy and Pearl (Johnson) Lyons. Virginia attended and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1933...
Carlos D. "Bud" Votaw (09/12/16)
Carlos D. "Bud" Votaw Aug. 5, 1934 - Sept. 8, 2016 WELLFLEET, Neb. -- Carlos D. "Bud" Votaw, age 82, of Wellfleet, passed away Thursday Sept. 8, 2016, at Great Plains Health due to the results of a stroke suffered in May 2015. He was ready to join loved ones in heaven and be pain free...
Goldene Teter (09/08/16)
Goldene Teter Jan. 14, 1928 - Aug. 30, 2016 DALLAS, Texas -- Goldene Teter left this life peacefully on Aug. 30, 2016, after a lengthy illness in Dallas. She was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Omaha, Neb., to Helen and Everett Greenlee. Her love of reading and helping others came early in life -- important attributes, given she was the oldest of six children...
Carol Kompus (09/06/16)
Carol A. Kompus June 18, 1945 - Sept. 5, 2016 HAYS, Kan. -- Carol A. Kompus, 71, died Monday (Sept. 5, 2016), at Hays. She was born June 18, 1945, in McCook, Neb., to Douglas and Wilma (Kleidosty) Bobinmyer, Sr. She grew up in Herndon, Kan., graduated from Herndon High School and attended Fort Hays State University. She lived in Herndon, Rexford, Oberlin and Hays...
Charlene Pursley (09/08/16)
Charlene Pursley WAUNETA, Neb. -- Charlene Pursley, 85, died Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2016), at Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include her husband, Dean Pursley of Wauneta; children, Rebecca Erickson (Steve) of Omaha, Neb., Chris Pursley (Annie) of Enders, Neb., Mike Pursley of Thornton, Colo., and Teresa Swoopes (Steve) of Omaha; sister: Donna Gockley (Dennis) of Wauneta; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Maxine Logan (09/06/16)
Maxine Logan May 2, 1920 - Sept. 3, 2016 TRENTON, Neb. -- Maxine Logan of Trenton passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was 96 years old. Maxine was born May 2, 1920, to parents, David E. and Cuma (Harris) Butcher in Wewoka, Okla. She was one of four siblings...
Mary Williamson (09/07/16)
Mary Williamson July 6, 1922 - Sept. 6, 2016 TORRINGTON, Wyo. -- Mary Williamson of Torrington passed away Sept. 6, 2016, at Goshen Healthcare Community in Torrington. She was 94 years old. Born July 6, 1922, in Abingdon, Ill., Mary was one of seven children. Andrea and Angelina (Armondo) Pica raised their family in Abingdon, where Mary graduated from high school in 1939...
Creighton Paul Malone (09/07/16)
Creighton Paul Malone May 3, 1933 - Sept. 1, 2016 WILMINGTON, Del. -- Creighton Paul Malone, 83, of Wilmington, died Thursday, (Sept. 1, 2016). He was born May 3, 1933, in Beaver City, Neb., to I. Wayne and Ester E. (Collins) Malone. As his mother died in childbirth, he was raised by his grandparents, Earl and Ena Collins...
Carol Tyerman (09/07/16)
Carol Tyerman IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Carol Tyerman, 84, of Imperial and Champion, died Tuesday (June 21, 2016), at her home in Imperial. Survivors include children, Tim Tyerman and wife, Stephanie of Champion and Shelly Geiser and husband, Jack of Bellevue, Neb.; sisters, Jean Lutz and husband, Carl and Jackie Martin, all of Benkelman, Neb.; former brother-in-law, Ernest (Gunner) Martin of Lamar, Neb.; four grandchildren an 10 great-grandchildren...
Judy E. Boucher (09/06/16)
Judy E. Boucher Aug. 12, 1948 - Sept. 5, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Judy E. Boucher of McCook passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Neb. She was 68 years old. Born Aug. 12, 1948, to parents Joseph and Joyce (Ginther) Barber, Judy grew up among six siblings in Plainville, Kan...
Ronald K. Cochran (09/06/16)
Ronald K. Cochran June 3, 1935 - Sept. 2, 2016 OGALLALA, Neb. -- Ronald K. Cochran, age 81, of Ogallala, former Grant resident, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at his home in Ogallala. Ron was born June 3, 1935, at Hamlet, Neb., to Reuben and Wilma (Branum) Cochran. ...
Leonard E. Bath (09/06/16)
Leonard E. Bath May 1, 1931 - Sept. 3, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Leonard E. Bath, age 85, of McCook, passed away at Community Hospital in McCook on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. He was born near Bar Lake, Colo., at home by a mid-wife on May 1, 1931, to John A. and Florence (Girardot) Bath Jr. Leonard attended school in Denver, graduating from Denver South High School in 1949...
John Paul Stansbury, Jr. (09/06/16)
John Paul Stansbury, Jr. May 4, 1935 - Sept. 2, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- John Paul Stansbury, Jr., age 81, formerly of McCook, died at El Dorado Manor in Trenton on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. He was born in Rushville, Neb., on May 4, 1935, to John Paul and LuLu E. (Squire) Stansbury. John attended and graduated from Rushville High School...
Irmgard 'Muschi' Mues (09/06/16)
Irmgard 'Muschi' Mues June 29, 1943 - Aug. 31, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Irmgard "Muschi" Mues, 73, of Cambridge, died Aug. 31, 2016, at her home. She was born June 29, 1943, in Neustadt, Germany to Fritz and Maria (Muenchthaler) Usbeck. She received her schooling in Germany and atteneded a three-year apprenticeship in embroidery and design. She also took art classes at the University in Nuremberg, before moving to the United States in 1964. She became a citizen in 1967...
June Violet Lafferty-Cooper (09/02/16)
June Violet Lafferty-Cooper Dec. 11, 1930 - Sept. 2, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- June Violet Lafferty-Cooper of McCook passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at The AseraCare Hospice Home in Lincoln. She was 85 years old. June was born on Dec. 11, 1930, at Lincoln, Neb., to parents, Charles and Pearl (Ellsworth) Bloyd. She attended school in Fairbury and Lincoln High School...
Donald Vincent Felling (09/01/16)
Donald Vincent Felling July 22, 1928 - Aug. 18, 2016 BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Donald Vincent Felling passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and love on Aug. 18, 2016, at the age of 88. On July 22, 1928, Don was born and raised in McCook, Neb. He was the second son of Ralph 'Skip' and Elizabeth Felling. His parents preceded him in death as did his brother, Ralph Jr...