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Obituaries from January 2017

Arthur H. Dunker (01/17/17)
Arthur H. Dunker April 6, 1923 - Jan. 9, 2017 McCOOK, Neb. -- Arthur H. Dunker, age 93, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born on April 6, 1923, at the family farm north of Ludell, Kan., to Herman C. and Marie (Domsch) Dunker. ...
Robert H. Palmer Jr. (01/17/17)
Robert H. Palmer Jr. TRENTON, Neb. -- Robert H. Palmer Jr., 84, of rural Trenton, died Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Neb. Survivors include his children, Roy Palmer and wife, Bonnie, of Weir, Kan., Brett Palmer and wife, Bette, of Trenton and Robert J. Palmer and wife, Beth of Franklin, Ky.; brothers, LeRoy Palmer and wife, Mozzelle, of Tatum, Texas and Leo Palmer of Wasilla, Ark.; sister, Merle Wolfe of Colby, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren...
Clovis Eugene Edgell (01/17/17)
Clovis Eugene Edgell McCOOK, Neb. -- Clovis Eugene Edgell, 87, died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017), at Community Hospital of McCook. Services are pending with Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home of McCook
Margaret "Peggy" C. VanWormer (01/17/17)
Margaret "Peggy" C. VanWormer McCOOK, Neb. -- Margaret "Peggy" C. VanWormer, 60, of McCook, died Friday (Jan. 13, 2017), at her home in McCook surrounded by family. Services are pending with Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Glen Elden Baughman (01/17/17)
Glen Elden Baughman Sept. 13, 1930 - Jan. 14, 2017 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Glen Elden Baughman of Oberlin, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society -- Decatur County Nursing Home in Oberlin. He was 86 years old. Glen was born on Sept. 13, 1930, at Caldwell, Kan., to parents, Ruby Oral and Ethel Rueann (McDannald) Baughman. He attended school in Deerfield, Kan...
Steven Lee Brakhahn (01/17/17)
Steven Lee Brakhahn Jan. 14, 1957 - Jan. 15, 2017 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Steven Lee Brakhahn, 60, of Arapahoe, died Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Neb. He was born Jan. 14, 1957, at Oxford, Neb., to Clarence Carl and June Marie Brakhahn...
Ethel Marie Stagemeyer (01/16/17)
BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Ethel Marie Stagemeyer, age 92, of Beaver City, Nebraska, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Beaver City Manor, of Beaver City, Nebraska. She was born on March 2, 1924 at Hendley, Nebraska to Floyd L. & Hazel V. (Boop) Hyke. She attended her first 3 years of school at country school northwest of Hendley. ...
Hazel Jameson (01/13/17)
RIVERTON, Neb. -- Hazel Jameson, 71, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Franklin Nursing Home in Franklin, Neb. Survivors include nephew, Robert (Anna) Degener of McCook, Neb.
Gregory Dankleff (01/13/17)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Gregory Dankleff, 59, of McCook, died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Visitation will be Saturday (Jan. 14, 2017) from 2-6 p.m. and Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017) from 4--8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home...
Beverley 'Brown' Smith (01/13/17)
CAMBRIDGE, Neb. --Beverley "Brown" Smith of Cambridge passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday (Jan. 12, 2017) at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at the age of 68. She was born in Denver, Colorado, on Dec. 19, 1948, and was adopted at 9 days old by John and Lola Trina Brown, and later gained a stepmom, Hazel Brown. Bev attended school in Yuma and Wray, Colorado, and graduated in 1966. She married Philip Cruse on Nov. 8, 1966. To this union three children were born...
Winnie M. Mussman (01/13/17)
HOLDREGE, Neb. --Winnie M. Mussman, age 95, of Holdrege, Nebraska, formerly of Arapahoe, Nebraska, passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017) at Holdrege Memorial Homes in Holdrege. She was born on Dec. 20, 1921, at Oxford, Nebraska, to Fred and Maggie (DeVries) Knipschild...
Jerry Wendland (01/13/17)
DENVER, Colo. -- Jerry Wendland, age 69, of Denver passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. Jerry was born in Oxford, Nebraska on May 1, 1947 to Theodore & Phyllis (Wieland) Wendland. He grew up in Arapahoe and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1965. ...
Gregory Dankleff (01/12/17)
Gregory Dankleff McCOOK, Neb. -- Gregory Dankleff, 59, of McCook, died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Services are pending with Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Clovis Edgell (01/12/17)
Clovis Edgell TRENTON, Neb. -- Clovis Edgell, 87, of Trenton, died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017), at Community Hospital in McCook. Services are pending with Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Beverly Kaye Smith (01/12/17)
Beverly Kaye Smith Dec. 19, 1948 - Jan. 12, 2017 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Beverly Kaye Smith, 68, died today (Jan. 12, 2017), at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Winnie M. Mussman (01/12/17)
Winnie M. Mussman Dec. 20, 1921 - Jan. 11, 2017 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Winnie M. Mussman, 95, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017), at Holdrege Memorial Home in Holdrege, Neb. She was born on Dec. 20, 1921, at Oxford, Neb., to Fred and Maggie (DeVries) Knipschild...
Roger Christensen (01/12/17)
Roger Christensen Nov. 28, 1949 - Dec. 12, 2016 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Roger Christensen, 67, of Grand Island, died Dec. 12, 2016, at CHI St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 28, 1949, in St. Paul, Neb., to Arnold and Marie (Rojewski) Christensen. He grew up in St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1968. He attended Business School in Grand Island...
Lilly Ann Korell (01/12/17)
Lilly Ann Korell CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Lilly Ann Korell, 16, of Centennial, passed away Sunday (Jan. 8, 2017). Lily is survived by her parents, Van and Kristin (Hime) Korell; brothers, Gage and Benjamin; grandparents, Van, Sr. and Janet Korell and Martin and Diane Hime; uncles and aunts, Mark Korell (Libby), Steve Korell (Megan), Courtney Meysenburg (Joe), Jim Hime (Kelly) and Tom Hime...
Donald W. Bramer (01/11/17)
Donald W. Bramer March 12, 1932 - Jan. 10, 2017 McCOOK, Neb. -- Donald W. Bramer, 84, died Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2017), at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Gladys Viola (Weber) Weimer (01/11/17)
Gladys Viola (Weber) Weimer May 20, 1917 - Dec. 18, 2016 FORT MORGAN, Colo. -- Gladys Viola (Weber) Weimer, 99, of Fort Morgan, died Sunday (Dec. 18, 2016), at the Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan. She was born in Culbertson, Neb., on May 20, 1917, to Henry and Anna (Bekel) Weber. She attended grade school at a country school north of Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1935...
Detta Faye Anderson (01/11/17)
Detta Faye Anderson July 5, 1933 - Jan. 10, 2017 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Detta Faye Anderson, 83, of Oberlin, died Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2017), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. She was born July 5, 1933, to Gilbert and Opal (Swisher) Bryan in rural Decatur County. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1951. She married Elden M. Anderson on Oct. 4, 1952, at the Herndon Covenant Church in rural Herndon. She was a homemaker and a clerk at the LandMark Inn in Oberlin...
Pamela S. Andrews (01/11/17)
Pamela S. Andrews July 23, 1949 - Jan. 7, 2017 LAWRENCE, Kan, -- Pamela S. Andrews, 67, of Ottawa, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 201,7 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. She was born July 23, 1949, in McCook, Neb., the daughter of Alfred and Geraldine (Hansen) Baum. ...
David H. Noe (01/10/17)
David H. Noe June 7, 1940 - Jan. 9, 2017 McCOOK, Neb. -- David H. Noe, age 77, of McCook, passed away at his home on Jan. 9, 2017. He was born in Basin, Wyo., on June 7, 1940, to David A. and Kathleen (Richards) Noe. The family moved often with his father's employment. David finished school in Denver, Colo. He joined the U.S. Army and served his country until June 1962, when he was honorably discharged...
Raymond Floyd Berndt (01/09/17)
Raymond Floyd Berndt June 30, 1923 - Jan. 6, 2017 McCOOK, Neb. -- Raymond Floyd Berndt, age 93, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at his home in Brookdale Living Center. Raymond was born June 30, 1923, to Gust and Mary (Crocker) Berndt in McCook. He attended a one-room school house, where during the "dirty thirties," they needed a lantern during the day and had a rope tied so they could get home. He graduated from McCook in 1940. He worked at the dairy and for the railroad...
Margie L. Applegate (01/06/17)
Margie L. Applegate Feb. 19, 1920 - Jan. 4, 2017 McCOOK, Neb. -- Margie Lillian Applegate, 96, died Wednesday (Jan. 4, 2017), at Brookdale Senior Living Center in McCook. She was born Feb. 19, 1920, in Brownsville, Texas, to Roy and Ruby (Rose) Houghton. She grew up in Norton County, Kan. and married Wayne Applegate on Sept. 27, 1941, in Quinter, Kan. She lived in Norton and in later years, moved to Logan Manor in Logan, Kan., before moving to McCook...
Camillo T. Canto (01/06/17)
Camillo T. Canto June 19, 1952 - Jan. 3, 2017 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Camillo T. Canto, 64, died Tuesday (Jan. 3, 2017), at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. He was born June 19, 1952, in Reading, Pa., to Umberto and Else (Bock) Canto. He grew up in Reading and served in the U.S. Navy...
Erna Rita Schurr (01/05/17)
Erna Rita Schurr EUSTIS, Neb. -- Erna Rita Schurr of Eustis passed away Dec. 31, 2016, at Elwood Care Center. Erna was born in May of 1920 at Eustis to Louis G. and Rosine (Scholl) Gall on their farm south of Eustis. She attended school at Eustis and graduated with the class of 1938. On April 16, 1946, she married Martin T. Schurr at the Eustis United Methodist Church. The couple were blessed with eight children...
Elsie JoAnn Hall (01/05/17)
Elsie JoAnn Hall Feb. 20, 1930 - Jan. 3, 2017 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Elsie JoAnn Hall, 86, of Beaver City, died Tuesday (Jan. 3, 2017), at Beaver City Manor and Assisted Living. She was born on Feb. 20, 1930, at Hastings, Neb., to Elmer and Christine (Glantz) Yost...
Howard Eugene Gill (01/05/17)
Howard Eugene Gill July 25, 1925 - Dec. 26, 2016 NORTON, Kan. -- Norton resident Howard Eugene Gill, 91, passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Center-Sherman County in Goodland, Kan., where he had been a resident for about three weeks...
Vivian J. Riley (01/04/17)
Vivian Jeane Riley June 14, 1938 - Jan. 4, 2017 McCOOK, Neb. -- Vivian Jeane Riley age 78 of McCook, passed away Jan. 4, 2017, at the Tri-Valley Health System in Cambridge. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, on June 14, 1938, to Melvina and Goldie (Koogler) Ernst. She attended school in Dayton before marrying Charles Riley in McCook on Oct. 29, 1956...
Howard Leo Dold (01/04/17)
Howard Leo Dold Sept. 10, 1946 - Jan. 3, 2017 McCOOK, Neb. -- Howard Leo Dold, age 70, of McCook, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb., from a head injury sustained by a fall at his home. Howard was born at McCook to parents, Manford and Irene (Timbrel) Dold. ...
Carollee Genice Wallen (01/04/17)
Carollee Genice Wallen Dec. 4, 1929 - Dec. 29, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Carollee Genice Wallen of McCook passed away shortly after her 87th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Carollee was born on Dec. 4, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa, to parents, Joseph and Jean (Akers) Franklin. She graduated in 1948 from McCook High School...
Janice L. (Stevens) Teague (01/04/17)
Janice L. (Stevens) Teague Nov. 29, 1953 - Nov. 17, 2016 CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Janice L. (Stevens) Teague, 62, of Castle Rock, passed away on Nov. 17, 2016, at her home in Castle Rock. The cause of death was Amyloidosis, a rare blood disease, that Jan has been battling since 2002...
Kenneth Eugene Ely (01/03/17)
Kenneth Eugene Ely Jan. 4, 1940 - Dec. 31, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Kenneth Eugene Ely of McCook passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Community Hospital. He was 76 years old. Kenneth was born Jan. 4, 1940, at McCook to parents, Orin P. and Opal T. (Troedson) Ely. He graduated from McCook High School in 1958...
Dennis Burdette Shannon (01/03/17)
Dennis Burdette Shannon July 27, 1949 - Jan. 2, 2017 BARTLEY, Neb. -- Dennis Burdette Shannon, age 67, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at his home in Bartley with his family by his side. Dennis was born on July 27, 1949, to Burdette Henery Emmett and Bonnie Anna (Laura) Shannon in Schenectady, N.Y. He was one of three brothers. Dennis grew up in Crystal Lake, Ill., graduating from Crystal Lake Sr. High...
Cleda D. Moeder (01/03/17)
Cleda D. Moeder May 23, 1931 - Dec. 30, 2016 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Cleda D. Moeder, 85, formerly of Rexford, Kan., died Friday (Dec. 30, 2016), at Overland Park. She was born May 23, 1931, in Rexford to Elmer and Edna (Kallman) Minnick. She graduated from Rexford High School and attended Kansas State University. ...
Ruth Virginia (Schamel) Stewart (01/03/17)
Ruth Virginia (Schamel) Stewart Aug. 10, 1925 - Jan. 1, 2017 McCOOK, Neb. -- Ruth Virginia (Schamel) Stewart of McCook entered into eternal rest on Jan. 1, 2017, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 91 years old. Ruth was one of eight children, born to parents Harry A. and Adelaide Marie (Junker) Schamel on Aug. 10, 1925, in Indianola, Neb. Ruth grew up in Indianola, where she also graduated from Indianola High School...