Obituaries from November 2016
Patty Lou (Weber) Yost
Patty Lou (Weber) Yost Nov. 10, 1944 -Nov. 26, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. --Patty Lou (Weber) Yost, age 72, passed peacefully into heaven on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Patty was born the youngest daughter of Elvin and Alice (Hill) Weber on Nov. 10, 1944, in Imperial, Neb...
John C. Burnside
John C. Burnside April 10, 1950 - Nov. 25, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- John C. Burnside, 66, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in McCook. John was a person that enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He grew up in Washington state. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served four years, then served two years in the Coast Guard...
Merle M. Pfeiffer
Merle M. Pfeiffer Sept. 10, 1933 - Nov. 27, 2016 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Merle M. Pfeiffer, 83, of Arapahoe, died Sunday (Nov. 27, 2016), at Elwood Care Center in Elwood, Neb, He was born on Sept. 10, 1933, at the family farm in Frontier County to Oswald and Dorothy (Niedeberger) Pfeiffer. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1951...
Donnaline Kitt WAUNETA , Neb. -- Carla Donnaline Kerns Kitt, 90, died Sunday (Nov. 27 2016), at Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Kitt; parents, Hugh and Maybelle Richardson Kerns; two sons, Randy and Kirby Kitt; and sister, Yvonne Hilderbrand...
Terry Lee Wilson
Terry Lee Wilson Oct. 19, 1956 - Nov. 27, 2016 INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Terry Lee Wilson of Indianola went to his final rest with Jesus on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. He was 60. Terry was born Oct. 19, 1956, to Charles and Beaulah Wilson in Joplin, Mo...
Alberta May Hall Knoles
Alberta May Hall Knoles Sept. 17, 1921 - Nov. 22, 2016 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Alberta May Hall Knoles, 96, died Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2016), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born Sept. 17, 1921, near Norman, Neb., to Roy William Hall and Mable Olive (Kimple) Hall. ...
Daniel R. Smith
Daniel R. Smith May 25, 1942 - Nov. 17, 2016 SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Daniel R. Smith, 74, of Lead Hill, Ark., formerly of Sioux City, and McCook, Neb., died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at the Hospice House in Harrison, Ark. He was born May 25, 1942, to Altha and William Smith. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1967...
Karen Spilinek April 15, 1956 - Nov. 23, 2016 WICHITA, Kan. -- Karen Spilinek, 60, of Wichita, formerly of McCook, Neb., went on to join her father in His heavenly home on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 15, 1956, to Gerald and Roberta (Schmidt) Spilinek in St. ...
Lyle Martin Pfeiffer
Lyle Martin Pfeiffer July 24, 1931 - Nov. 25, 2016 ELWOOD, Neb. -- Lyle Martin Pfeiffer, 85, of Arapahoe, Neb., died Friday (Nov. 25, 2016), at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood. He was born July 24, 1931, at Frontier County, Neb., to Cornelius H. and Ida M. ...
Oct. 19, 1956 - Nov. 27, 2016
IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Terry Wilson, 60, of Indianola, Neb., died Sunday (Nov. 27, 2016), at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial.
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Janice Loree Miller
Janice Loree Miller March 19, 1944 - Nov. 25, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Janice Loree Miller passed away on Nov. 25, 2016, at Lancaster Manor in Lincoln after a courageous and valiant battle with a bone problem called Carpenters Syndrome. Janice was the daughter of Joseph Miller and Edna (Riley) Miller. ...
Albert Frederick Kastens, Jr.
Albert Frederick Kastens, Jr. May 27, 1926 - Nov. 24, 2016 LUDELL, Kan. -- On Nov. 24, 2016, Albert Frederick Kastens, Jr., 90, of Ludell, joyfully went to meet his Lord as he passed away at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge, Neb. He was born May 27, 1926, in Rawlins County, Kan., to Albert F. ...
Evelyn R. Meyers
CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Evelyn Rose Meyers, age 92, of Cambridge, passed away at the Cambridge Manor on Nov.21, 2016. She was born on Nov. 14, 1924, to Charles W. and Rosa A. (Riepe) Hilker. Evelyn grew up north of Holbrook. She was baptized on Jan. 11, 1925, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church north of Holbrook. She was later confirmed at St. Matthew's Church on Sept. 25, 1938...
Tom Garrett Nov. 18, 1951 - Nov. 16, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Tom Garrett, 64, died Nov. 16, 2016, at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. He was born Nov. 18, 1951, in Pensacola, Fla., to Earl and Beaulah (Tharp) Garrett. He was raised in Reidland, Ky. He graduated from high school in Reidland...
Viola Ann Koerperich
Viola Ann Koerperich May 2, 1927 - Nov. 21, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Viola Ann Koerperich, age 89, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, after a hard fought battle with kidney disease. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Hillcrest Nursing Home...
Rolland (Ron) Ray West
Rolland (Ron) Ray West Jan. 4, 1938 - Oct. 18, 2016 WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Rolland (Ron) Ray West, 78, died Oct. 18, 2016 in Westminster. He was born Jan. 4, 1938 in Stratton, Neb., and grew up in Palisade, Neb. He was a U.S. veteran. Committal services with the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and All Vets Honor Guard were Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver...
Glenda Jo Miracle
Glenda Jo Miracle Oct. 19, 1947 - Nov. 17, 2016 TRENTON, Neb. -- Glenda Jo Miracle, 69, passed away on Nov. 17, 2016, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born on Oct. 19, 1947, in Cambridge, Neb., to Glenn and Dorothy (Purdue) Moore. Glenda grew up in Cambridge and she graduated from Cambridge High School in 1966. ...
Gladys L. Mullanix
Gladys L. Mullanix May 26, 1933 - Nov. 16, 2016 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Gladys L. Mullanix, 83, of Grand Island, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at CHI-Health St. Francis. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 26, 2016, from 3 to 5 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island...
Henry D. Stecker
Henry D. Stecker March 1, 1927 - Nov. 19, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Henry D. Stecker, formerly of Culbertson, received his Heavenly fortune Nov. 19, 2016, in Kingfisher, Okla., at the age of 89. Hank was born March 1, 1927, on a farm near Culbertson to John T. ...
Michael J. Zapp
Michael J. Zapp Nov. 10, 1950 - Nov. 19, 2016 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Michael (Mike) J. Zapp, 66, of Kearney, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at CHI Good Samaritan. Though he lost his battle with multiple myleoma, Mike fought it to the end. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. ...
Lyle Abner Worthy
Lyle Abner Worthy March 12, 1926 - Nov. 19, 2016 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Lyle Abner Worthy, 90, of Atwood, died peacefully in his home on Nov. 19, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born March 12, 1926, in Grainfield, Kan., to Curry Abner and Rosa Madge (White) Worthy. ...
Leanna Mae Young
Leanna Mae Young Sept. 22, 1928 - Nov. 16, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Leanna Mae Young, age 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior Nov. 16, 2016. She died at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Leanna was born Sept. 22, 1928, at Campbell, Neb., to Frederick and Mollie (Thaut) Trebold. ...
Harold Bryce "Duce" Hartzer
Harold Bryce "Duce" Hartzer April 21, 1935 - Nov. 19, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Harold Bryce "Duce" Hartzer of Culbertson passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was 81 years old. Duce, a nickname that was given to him by his father, was born on April 21, 1935, on the family farm south of Wauneta, Neb., to parents, Willis Walden and Inez Iola (Cross) Hartzer. He graduated from Wauneta High School in 1952...
Zilah Naomi Bailey Powell
Zilah Naomi Bailey Powell July 27, 1914 - Nov. 7, 2016 MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. -- Zilah Naomi Bailey was born July 27, 1914, in Grant, Neb., and was preceded in death by her parents, Seymour E. Bailey and Nola Pember Bailey, and one brother, Everett Earl Bailey...
Glenda J. Miracle
Glenda J. Miracle
Oct. 19, 1947 - Nov. 17, 2016
TRENTON, Neb. -- Glenda J. Miracle, 69, died Thursday (Nov. 17, 2016), at El Dorado Manor in Trenton.
Services are pending with Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge, Neb.
William (Poncho) F. Kentopp
William (Poncho) F. Kentopp Sept. 20, 1935 - Nov. 11, 2016 WICHITA, Kan. -- William was the son of Harry and Gertrude (Hinz) Kentopp, born Sept. 20, 1935, in Benkleman, Neb., and passed away Nov. 11, 2016 in Wichita. Survivors include his children, Bill of Mesa, Ariz., Barry of Snyder, Texas and Angela (Bascue) of Wichita...
Mary Frances Premer
Mary Frances Premer July 1, 1965 - Nov. 14, 2016 INCOLN, Neb. -- Mary Frances Premer, 51, Lincoln, passed away Nov. 14, 2016. Mary was born July 1, 1965, in Hayes County, Neb., to James Joseph and Carol Anne (Phares) Palic. Mary was a medical technologist at BryanLGH Medical Center West for 28 years. ...
E. Lorene Carroll
E. Lorene Carroll May 10, 1911 - Nov. 15, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- E. Lorene Carroll of McCook passed away at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 105 years old. Lorene was born in Hopkins, Mo., on May 10, 1911, to Loyd and Vanchie (Cowen) Church. The family moved from Missouri to Fort Morgan, Colo. On Sept. 14, 1935, she was united in marriage to Earl Carroll. Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved to McCook...
Lloyd H. Arden Jr.
HERNDON, Kan. -- Lloyd H. Arden Jr., 70, died Oct. 14, 2016, at Herndon. He was born Sept. 22, 1946, to Lloyd H. Arden Sr. and Lois Mabel Campbell. He was raised in Mesa, Arizona, and Fresno, California. On April 13, 1974, he married Edith Irene Downs in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was employed in building construction...
Jay B. Gilbert
COLBY, Kan. -- Jay B. Gilbert, 98, died Sunday (Nov. 13, 2016), at Citizens Medical Center, Colby. He was born May 1, 1918, at Rawlins County to Floyd Gilbert and Harriet Raber. He was raised on a farm home southeast of Achilles in Rawlins County. Gilbert graduated from Decatur County High School in 1936 and resided on a farm southeast of Atwood in Rawlins County...
OBERLIN, Kan. -- Margaret Lund, 85, died Monday (Nov. 14, 2016), at Hays, Kan. Services are Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Hays with the Rev. Michael Rose officiating and on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, 11 a.m. at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with the Rev. Gordon Pettibone officaiting. Interment is at the Oberlin Cemetery...
Linda Kay Schurr
FARNAM, Neb. -- Linda Kay Schurr, 67, of Farnam died Monday (Nov. 14, 2016) following a courageous battle with cancer at Gothenburg Health in Gothenburg. Linda was born June 14, 1949, at Sutherland to Bernard and Pencieetta (Case) Gummere, Jr. She attended the Birdwood one room country school, District #36 thru 2nd grade and finished her schooling at Sutherland, She attended UNL after high school...
Nettie 'Irene' Neumann
HOLDREGE, Neb. --Nettie "Irene" Neumann passed away Nov. 11, 2016, at the Christian Homes in Holdrege, Nebraska. She was 95 years old. Irene was born the first of five children on Jan, 31, 1921, at Hazard, Nebraska, to parents, Richard Ray and Katheryn Emelia (Smith) Ward. She was raised in Berwyn and graduated from Berwyn High School with the class of 1939. She worked at the Berwyn Depot and Telephone Company...
Pauline Pearl (Warburton) Childs
AURORA, Colo. --Pauline Pearl (Warburton) Childs, age 80, peacefully entered eternal rest on Nov. 14, 2016, at Aurora, Colorado. Pauline was born in Oberlin, Kansas on Dec. 17, 1935, to Fred and Goldie (Larreau) Warburton. She attended McCook schools. Polly was employed by Woolworths, Fuller's Café, and St. Catherine's Hospital...
Ruth Behnke Feb. 22, 1920 - Nov. 11, 2016 LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- Ruth Behnke, 96, died Friday (Nov. 11, 2016), at Juniper Village in Louisville. Services are Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola, Neb. Rosary is prior to services at 9:30 a.m...
Jan. 31, 1921 - Nov. 11, 2015
HOLDREGE, Neb. -- Irene Neumann, 95, died Friday (Nov. 11, 2016), at Christian Homes in Holdrege.
Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Ivan Ekart IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Ivan Ekart, 84, longtime resident of Imperial, died Thursday (Nov. 10, 2016), at Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. Survivors include his wife, Peg of Imperial; children, Tami Ekart of Imperial and Keri Carter and husband, Robin, of Bird City, Kan.; brother, Jackie Ekart and wife, Dona June of Imperial; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Barbara F. Lepper
Barbara F. Lepper Jan. 14, 1948 - Nov. 12, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Barbara F. Lepper, age 68, of McCook, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born in McCook on Jan. 14, 1948, to Glen L. and Rita (Kohmetscher) Titman. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1966 and attended McCook Community College...
VerDon Scott March 6, 1935 - Nov. 9, 2016 HAYES CENTER, Neb. -- VerDon Scott of Hayes Center passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at Perkins County Health Services in Grant, Neb. He was 81 years old. VerDon was born March 6, 1935, in Palisade, Neb., to parents, Harley Allen and Helen Marie (Phelps) Scott. He was one of eight siblings. VerDon grew up in Palisade, where he also attended school...
Richard A. Myers
Richard "Dick" Myers May 3, 1938 - Nov. 9, 2016 BOULDER, Colo. -- Richard "Dick" Myers of Boulder passed away on Nov. 9, 2016. He was 78. Dick was born in Culbertson, Neb., on May 3, 1938, to Arvene and Neva Myers. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1956. He attended the Parks Business College in Denver and upon completion was hired by International Business Machines Corporation in Denver...
Paul C. Martin, Jr.
Paul C. Martin Jr. Jan.26, 1932 - Nov. 8, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Our Triune God decided Paul C. Martin Jr., 84, needed to be reunited with his wife, so took him to heaven on Nov. 8, 2016. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at Hillcrest Nursing in McCook...
Charles "Chuck" Stetler Dec. 15, 1937 - Nov. 7, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Charles "Chuck" Stetler, age 78, of Trenton, Neb., passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Chuck was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Barberton, Ohio, to parents, Charles and Delores Stetler. Growing up in Akron, Ohio, Chuck was one of three brothers...
Harold Horatio "Breezy" Brohman
Harold Horatio "Breezy" Brohman Oct. 19, 1939 - Nov. 3, 2016 CALLAWAY, Neb. -- Harold Horatio "Breezy" Brohman, 77, passed away Nov. 3, 2016. He was born on his grandparents' farmstead (Horatio and Bessy Booth) southwest of Callaway, Neb. He attended Sunnyside Country School and graduated from Callaway High in 1957. ...
Leslie Richard "Les" Graf
Leslie Richard "Les" Graf Feb. 3, 1945 - Nov. 5, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Leslie Richard "Les" Graf, 71, of Cambridge, passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. He was born in Hays, Kan., on Feb, 3, 1945, to Richard and Irene (Pfannenstiel) Graf. The family moved to Nebraska and Les attended and graduated from Holbrook High School in 1963. He attended Fort Hays College at Hays, Kan., for ywo years...
Gerald Lynn Peterson
Gerald Lynn Peterson Sept. 14, 1952 - Nov. 1, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Gerald Lynn Peterson of McCook passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at Community Hospital. He was 64 years old. Gerald was born on Sept. 14, 1952, in McCook to parents, Alfred Frank and Ethel Ellen (Vaughn) Peterson. Gerald was baptized and confirmed in the Trenton United Methodist Church. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1970. He continued his education at Milford where he earned his certificate in auto body...
Sharon Faye Schuetz
Sharon Faye Schuetz Feb. 9, 1941 - Nov. 4, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan, -- Sharon Faye Schuetz, 75, died Friday (Nov. 4, 2016), at her home in Oberlin. She was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Oberlin to Robert and Edna Faye (Peters) Rush. She grew up in Oberlin and attended Vallonia Country School and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1959...
Chet David Wickizer
Chet David Wickizer Nov. 29, 1988 - Nov. 5, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Chet David Wickizer, age 28, of Cambridge, died at his home in Cambridge on Nov. 5, 2016. He was born in McCook, Neb., on Nov. 29, 1988 to Clint and Donna (Karp) Wickizer. The family moved to Cambridge, where Chet attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 2007. ...
Delores Troester Jan. 26, 1931 - Nov. 5, 2016 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Delores Troester, 85, died Saturday (Nov. 4, 2016) at Swedish Medical Center. She was born Jan. 26, 1931, to Clarence and Sarah Witt in Traer, Kan. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1949...
Ronald Lee Hatch
Ronald Lee Hatch June 6, 1962 - Nov. 2, 2016 BERRYSBURG, Pa. -- Ronald Lee Hatch, 54, of Berrysburg, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. He was born on June 6, 1962, in McCook, Neb., to the late Lenus Hatch and Irene Kenefake Lemons. Ronnie worked as a mineral specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed computers, riding horses, raising chickens, and fixing and building things...
Thelma Mae Petrina
Thelma Mae Petrina Nov. 12, 1915 - Nov. 2, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Thelma Mae Petrina passed away at the Cambridge Manor today, Nov. 2, 2012, at the age of 100 She was born Nov. 12, 1915, to Marion and Nora Ellen (Pierson) Luckey at Holbrook, Neb. She attended Holbrook High School and graduated with the Class of 1933. ...
Gerald L. Peterson
Gerald L. Peterson
McCOOK, Neb. -- Gerald L. Peterson, 64, of McCook, died Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2016), at the Community Hospital in McCook.
Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Loretta Lee (Riemer) Powell
Loretta Lee (Riemer) Powell Nov. 11, 1930 - Sept. 25, 2016 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Loretta Lee (Riemer) Powell passed away Sept. 25, 2016, at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman; she was born on Nov. 11, 1930, to Ralph L. and Emma R. (Frenzen) Riemer-Howard. She grew up in Benkelman, graduated from Benkelman High School in 1948 and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church...
Charles W. Johnson
Charles W. Johnson June 4, 1938 - Oct. 19, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Charles W. Johnson, 78, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Oberlin died Oct. 19, 2016, at Houston, Texas. He was born June 4, 1938, in Oberlin to Harold O. and Inez M. Crabb Johnson. He grew up on a farn near Kanona, Kan., and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1956 and then from Kansas State University. He worked for Koch Industries and lived in Houston, Baton Rouge, La., Medford, Okla., and Wichita...
John C. Kappers
John C. Kappers Aug. 11, 1926 - Oct. 29, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- John C. Kappers, 90, died Saturday (Oct. 29, 2016), at Good Samaritan Society in Decatur County. He was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Palco, Kan., to John Clarence and Nettie (Baumgartner) Kappers). He grew up in the Palco and Allison, Kan., areas. He graduated from Allison High School. He was an U.S. Army Corporal. After his discharge, he was a truck driver...