Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Delmar 'Pete' Pederson
Hastings resident Delmar H. "Pete" Pederson, 81, of 906 E. Sixth St. died Monday, May 12, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Pederson was born June 19, 1915, to Martin H. and Alice Mary (Randall) Pederson in Madison, S.D. He graduated from Madison High School and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. On Aug. 19, 1939, he married Wilma I. (Clark) Thorson in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1945 they moved to Hastings. He established Cash-Wa Candy Co., later expanding the business to Grand Island. He also opened York Wholesale in York and Jeri's Uniform and Lingerie in Hastings. He was a member of American Wholesale Marketing Distributors, Nebraska Association of Tobacco and Candy Distributors and National Federation of Independent Business. He also was a member of the Eagles and chambers of commerce in Hastings, Grand Island and York and was a 54-year member of the United Commercial Travelers Council No. 109 of Hastings. He was a past member of Kiwanis and Knights of Pythias. Survivors are his wife; one son, D. James of Hastings; two daughters, Barbara McCord of Hastings and Beverly Baker of Holdrege; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sally Wanek; two infant brothers and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to Nebraska Heart Association; American Diabetes Association; Home Away from Home in care of Mary Lanning Health Care Foundation, 1221/2 N. Hastings Ave., P.O. Box 2063, Hastings, NE 68902; The Salvation Army or donor's choice.

Leona M. Cuda
Former Hastings resident Leona M. (MaCoy) Cuda, 87, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Friday, May 9, 1997, at a Colorado Springs nursing home. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Mountain View Mortuary of Colorado Springs is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Cuda was born Oct. 7, 1909, to Claude and Amy (Heiner) MaCoy in Beaver Crossing. She was married to Edward A. Cuda for 62 years. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She had been a member of the Colorado Springs area for 31/2 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Coterie Club and Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star Acacia Chapter No. 39, all of Hastings. Survivors are two daughters, Nancy Browneller and Jan Breford, both of Colorado Springs; one sister, LaVerne Morrisey of Grass Valley, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO 80900 or First United Methodist Church, 620 N. Denver Ave., Hastings, NE 68901.

Alvin 'Cap' Krueger
Blue Hill resident Alvin L. "Cap" Krueger, 76, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at Lincoln General Hospital in Lincoln. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. Robert Seible officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery north of Blue Hill. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Krueger was born Nov. 7, 1920, to Gustav A. and Clara C. (Kort) Krueger in Adams County. On June 5, 1949, he married Selma S. Vorderstrasse in Jansen. He farmed before managing Cap's Service Station from 1942-45. He also was a machinist. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, of which he was an elder for six years and custodian for four years. He was a member of American Legion of Blue Hill and VFW of Hastings. Survivors are his wife; one brother, Douglas of Rosedale; and two sisters, Margaret Kuhn of Blue Hill and Helen Cole of Seattle, Wash. Memorials may be given to the family.

Donald E. Bird
Hastings resident Donald E. Bird, 77, of 828 Richmond Ave. died Monday, May 12, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ted Uhlig officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and Friday prior to services at the church. Mr. Bird was born Aug. 7, 1919, to George T. and Elizabeth (Bostock) Bird in Pauline. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1939. On May 1, 1941, he married Marybelle Rants. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-46. He retired from Hastings Regional Center as an engineer for the power plant. He was a lifelong area resident of the area. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and its Asbury Class. Survivors are his wife; three sons, Larry of Shenandoah, Iowa, Dale of Hastings and Les of Wilmington, N.C.; one daughter, Melodie Mangers of Hastings; three sisters, Doris Sittner, Dorothy Heath and Velma Schwartzkopf, all of Hastings; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church or the family.

Alvin 'Cap' Krueger
Blue Hill resident Alvin L. "Cap" Krueger, 76, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at Lincoln General Hospital in Lincoln. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. Robert Seible officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery north of Blue Hill. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Krueger was born Nov. 7, 1920, to Gustav A. and Clara C. (Kort) Krueger in Adams County. On June 5, 1949, he married Selma S. Vorderstrasse in Jansen. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a machinist from 1942-45. He farmed before managing Cap's Service Station from 1968-85. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, of which he was an elder for six years and custodian for four years. He was a member of American Legion of Blue Hill and VFW of Hastings. Survivors are his wife; one brother, Douglas of Rosedale; and two sisters, Margaret Kuhn of Blue Hill and Helen Cole of Seattle, Wash. Memorials may be given to the family.

Rudolph W. Kahman
Monday, May 12, 1997
Former Clay County resident Rudolph W. Kahman, 93, of Grand Island died Monday, May 12, 1997, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Marguerite Hudson
Former Kenesaw and Hastings resident Marguerite (Combs) Hudson, 87, of Lehigh, Fla., died Monday, May 5, 1997, in Port Charlotte, Fla. There will be no services. Burial will be at a later date. Lee Memorial Park and Crematory of Lehigh Acres is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hudson was born March 28, 1910, to Cornelius H. and Grace (Jeffrey) Combs in Kenesaw. She later moved with her family to Hastings. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1928 and Hastings Business College in 1930. She moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 44 years. She married Brooke F. Hudson. They retired to Lehigh. Her husband died in 1977.

Frank S. Payne
Formoso, Kan., resident Frank S. Payne, 93, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at Asbury-Salina Regional Medical Center in Salina, Kan. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Melby Mortuary chapel in Mankato, Kan., with the Rev. Robert Elwell officiating. Burial will be in Caldwell Cemetery at Formoso. Mr. Payne was born Dec. 17, 1903, to John R. and Elizabeth A. (Mullins) Payne in Formoso. He graduated from Formoso High School. He was a retired farmer. He lived most of his life in the Formoso area. He was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors are two sisters, Vera Dunigan of Grants Pass, Ore., and Ethel Kilbourn of Lambard, Ill. Memorials may be given to Formoso Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Braden L. Dye
Braden Lee Dye, 5-day-old son of Kelly Dye of 922 Oswego Ave., died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Gary Schulte officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home. Braden was born May 8, 1997, in Hastings. Survivors are his mother; grandparents, Mary Dye of Hastings and Randy and Jan Dye of Grand Island; and great-grandparents, Art and Helen Dye and June Karsting, all of Hastings, and Gene and Helen Arnold of Trumbull. He was preceded in death by a great-grandfather.

Richard W. Hartsock
Monday, May 12, 1997
Lincoln resident Richard W. Hartsock, 60, died Monday, May 12, 1997, in Hastings. Services are 3 p.m. Friday at Butherus, Maser and Love Mortuary chapel in Lincoln with the Rev. Doug Shada officiating. Visitation is 2-3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Hartsock was born June 17, 1936, to Raymond and Helen (Keeler) Hartsock in Wellman, Iowa. He was a controller at Hastings Industries in Hastings at the time of his death. He lived in Hastings during the work week. He was a member of the Elks, Moose Lodge and Eagles, all of Hastings. Survivors are his wife, Carrie; two daughters, Liz Jensen of Illinois and Debbie Baltz of California; one son, Brandon of Lincoln; one stepson, Justin Britton of Illinois; one half sister, Theila Hess of Iowa City, Iowa; two half brothers, David Hubbard and Gary Hubbard, both of Texas; and four grandchildren.

Stanley L. Franklin
Sunday, May 11, 1997
Rural Norman resident Stanley Lowell Franklin, 76, died Sunday, May 11, 1997, at his home. Family and close friends will gather 2 p.m. Friday at Chautauqua Park in Minden. The remains were cremated. The ashes will be taken to western Nebraska. Mr. Franklin was born Feb. 21, 1921, to Bruce and Emma (Thoesen) Franklin in Minatare. He grew up on a farm in western Nebraska. He attended school in the Bayard area. He did farm work for neighboring farmers. In 1939 he moved to Whitney and in 1943 to Alliance. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-46. He lived in Boise, Idaho, until moving to Kearney County to work on his grandfather's farm. Survivors are three sisters, Lois Humphrey of Enumclaw, Wash., and Ardis Purvis and Willa Neal, both of Boise; and two brothers, Emory of Boise and Weaver of Anchorage, Alaska. He was preceded in death by one brother.

Maxine E. Scheideler
Thursday, May 8, 1997
Former Blue Hill resident Maxine E. (Weir) Scheideler, 70, of Blue Springs died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at Beatrice Community Hospital. Rosary was Sunday at Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore. Services were Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wymore with the Rev. Dennis Hotovy officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Wymore. Mrs. Scheideler was born May 20, 1926, to Byron and Anna (Nestle) Weir in Pawnee County. She grew up in Pawnee County and Guide Rock. She graduated from Guide Rock High School in 1944. On April 14, 1948, she married Dean F. Scheideler in Wymore. She was a depot agent and a mobile agent for the Burlington-Northern Railroad in southeast and south central Nebraska until retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Altar Society. Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Colette Scheideler of Boise, Idaho, and Julie Scheideler of Blue Springs; two sons, William of Denton and Joseph of Blue Springs; three sisters, Dorothy Eastwood of Beatrice, Grace Wheelock of Battle Creek, Mich., and Julie McConathy of Phoenix; one brother, Andrew Weir of Guide Rock; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Brandon F. Brader
Rural Glenvil resident Brandon F. Brader, 23, died Saturday, May 17, 1997, south of Hastings as the result of a farm accident. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Carl W. Utley officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home. Mr. Brader was born June 6, 1973, to Richard D. and Daveta F. (Meyer) Brader in Hastings. He graduated from Adams Central Senior High School in 1991. He graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture in Curtis in 1993 with an associate's degree in feed lot management and a minor in business. He was head of the cattle operation for River View Farms Inc. near Glenvil. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Nebraska Cattleman's Association. Survivors are his parents of Glenvil; one brother, Justin of Glenvil; one sister, Kerry Brader of Glenvil; grandparents, Dale and Dorothy Brader of Glenvil and Lenora Meyer of Aurora; and great-grandmother, Grace Brader of Hastings. He was preceded in death by a grandfather and great-grandfather. Memorials may be given to the family.

Theresa M. Board
Hastings resident Theresa M. (Ebert) Board, 79, died Friday, May 16, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion. Services were to be at 10 a.m. today at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Burial was planned in St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery in Friendship, Wis. Mrs. Board was born Dec. 1, 1917, to Walter and Mildred (Glazier) Ebert in Kansas City, Mo. On Dec. 16, 1945, she married Cletus Board. He preceded her in death. She worked in housekeeping at the Clarke Hotel. She moved to Hastings 42 years ago. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Survivors are one daughter, Pat Morgan of Hastings; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one son, Bill. Memorials may be given to the family.

Hilda G. Herrick
Guide Rock resident Hilda G. (Benckon) Herrick, 87, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, in Nelson. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home chapel in Nelson with the Rev. L. Patterson Culligan officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services at the funeral home. Mrs. Herrick was born Jan. 3, 1910, to Herman and Catherine (Lemke) Benckon in Mount Clare. She attended school in Mount Clare. On July 18, 1929, she married Vernon Herrick. She lived in Mount Clare, Nelson, Edgar and Guide Rock. She is survived by her husband. She was preceded in death by a stillborn son and four brothers.

Norman Lautenschlager
Doniphan resident Norman Lautenschlager, 84, died Friday, May 16, 1997, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Doniphan with the Rev. Rodney Armon officiating. Burial will be in Cedar View Cemetery at Doniphan. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home in Grand Island. Mr. Lautenschlager was born Dec. 12, 1912, to John and Christine (Ausmussen) Lautenschlager in Howard County. He grew up on a farm near Worms. He moved with his family to a farm west of Doniphan in 1925. On Feb. 14, 1943, he married Coralee Boom in Doniphan. They lived on the family farm. They later moved to a farm south of Doniphan where they farmed and fed cattle. In 1974 they moved into Doniphan. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he held various offices. He was a charter member of Doniphan Lion's Club and a member of Central Nebraska Livestock Feeders. He served as a volunteer firefighter with the Doniphan Volunteer Fire Department and as a member of the Doniphan Board of Education and board of directors of Lutheran Memorial Hospital in Grand Island. He also was a 4-H leader. Survivors are his wife; one son, Myron of Doniphan; one daughter, Karen Kissinger of Glenvil; one brother, Harold of Grand Island; one sister, Esther Brand of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Lynn; an infant daughter, Patricia; one brother and one sister. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Celeste R. Fritz
Hildreth resident Celeste Renee Fritz, 19, died Saturday, May 17, 1997, near Lawrence as the result of a traffic accident. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church south of Hildreth with the Revs. John Erlandson and Doyle Karst officiating. Burial will be in Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Jelden-Layton Funeral Home in Hildreth. Miss Fritz was born Feb. 28, 1978, to Jerome and Cynthia (Husmann) Fritz in Kearney. She grew up in the Hildreth area. She graduated from Hildreth High School in 1996. She had just completed her freshman year at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., where she was involved in Young Life, a Christian group; and was a member of the indoor track team. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Survivors are her parents of Hildreth; one sister, Ashley Fritz of Hildreth; grandparents, Harold and Dorolene Husmann of Columbus and Vernetta Fritz of Hildreth; and great-grandfather, Gerhard Quadhamer of Hildreth.

Raymond J. Hurst
Former Sutton resident Raymond Jacob Hurst, 83, died Friday, May 16, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace in Hastings. Services were to be at 10 a.m. today at Federated Church in Sutton with the Rev. Roddy Dunkerson officiating. Burial was planned in Sutton Cemetery. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hurst was born Jan. 17, 1914, to William and Anna (Kranz) Hurst near Sutton. He attended Sutton schools. On April 16, 1941, he married Ramona A. Carlson. They lived in Sutton. He worked at Sutton Co-op Elevator, Naval Ammunition Depot near Hastings and Cornhusker Ordinance Plant in Grand Island. He retired from Sutton Co-op Propane in April 1979. His wife died Aug. 25, 1981. He was a member of the Federated Church, Sutton Order of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 53 and Sutton Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years. Survivors are three daughters, Norma Zlomke of Grand Island and Donna Bond and Janelle Ham, both of Hastings; three sisters, Dorothy Sundling of Stockton, Calif., Roberta Heath of St. Joseph, Mo., and Fern Traudt of Grand Island; three brothers, Clarence of Sutton, Cleo of Grand Island and Don of Topeka, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family.

Anabel Sala
Hastings resident Anabel (Ruch) Sala, 90, of 426 N. Second Ave. died Saturday, May 17, 1997, at her home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Sala was born Dec. 4, 1906, to Charles and Eliza (Moore) Ruch in Unadilla. She graduated from Shelby High School in 1925. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1930 with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught kindergarten in Hastings and Grand Island for several years. On Aug. 14, 1934, she married Paul F. Sala. She owned and operated Sala's Flower Shop in Hastings for 25 years. She worked part-time at Bob Sass Flowers. Her husband died April 17, 1982. She was a member of United Methodist Church, where she had been a 62-year member of the women's group; Nebraska Florist Association; Readers Guild Book Club and Soroptimist International. She was a leader for Girl Scout Troop No. 62 for 11 years. Survivors are one daughter, Linda Baker of Hastings; and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church.

Victor J. Lukas
Former rural Blue Hill resident Victor James Lukas, 91, of Tucson, Ariz., died Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Hospice Short Term Care Unit in Tucson. Services are 4 p.m. Wednesday at Catalina United Methodist Church in Tucson. The remains will be cremated and buried in Memorial Rose Garden at the church. Adair Funeral Home of Tucson is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Lukas was born Feb. 25, 1906, to Joseph and Agnes (Cecava) Lukas in Webster County. He grew up east of Blue Hill and attended Corner School District 77 east of Blue Hill. He worked on the family homestead. On Aug. 28, 1928, he married Florence Bachman in Blue Hill. They moved to Hastings where he worked for Debus Baking Co. and the State Department of Roads. In 1945 he and his wife moved to Tucson. His wife died Aug. 22, 1971. On Sept. 25, 1972, he married Edna (Hobart) Wellman in Tucson. She died June 3, 1990. Survivors are one step daughter, Norma Maynard of Tucson; one stepson, Bill Wellman of Tucson; one brother, Frank of Hastings; three sisters, Bessie Samek of Pauline, Helen Crist of Lancaster, Calif., and Elizabeth Riggs of Arvada, Colo.; four stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild. He also was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Phyllis; three sisters, one brother and one stepgrandchild. Memorials may be given to Hospice Family Care, 3443 E. Fort Lowell Drive, Tucson, AZ 85716.

Thomas "Mel" Evans
Hastings resident Thomas "Mel" Evans, 81, of 1407 E. Third St. died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Parkview Cemetery with military rites provided by local veterans organizations. There will be no visitation. Brand-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Evans was born Nov. 29, 1915, to Marcus L. and Vera M. (Rohrer) Evans in Hastings. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe. He was trained in drafting. On Nov. 15, 1941, he married Maxine Meyers. They lived in Hastings, later spending summers at Johnson Lake and winters in Fort Meyers, Fla. His wife died in 1985. He returned to Hastings in 1991. He worked in customer service at Hastings Industries. He was a member of American Legion and Forty and Eight.

Charles 'Mel' Foote
Hastings resident Dr. Charles Melville "Mel" Foote, 86, of 1130 N. Burlington Ave. died Friday, May 16, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Private family graveside services will be in Parkview Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Dr. Foote was born July 10, 1910, to Eugene C. and Bessie (Byrne) Foote in Hastings. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School, Stanford University and Northwestern Medical School in Chicago. In 1938 he began his medical practice in Hastings. On Oct. 22, 1941, he married Mary Janet Smith. He retired in 1989. His wife died Feb. 7, 1993. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and past member of the Hastings Rotary Club and Lochland Country Club. He served six voluntary tours of medical service on the USS Hope. Survivors are one son, Gene C. "Skip" of Hastings; and one grandchild. He also was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Memorials may be given to the Dr. Mel Foote Endowed Scholarship Fund at Hastings College.

Clinton K. Onken
Former Glenvil resident Clinton K. Onken, 88, of Eustis died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at the Lexington hospital. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cozad Christian Church with the Rev. Jim Henry officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Westlawn Memorial Park in Grand Island. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad. Mr. Onken was born March 11, 1909, to Edward and Florence (Poling) Onken in Hastings. He graduated from Glenvil High School. On June 7, 1939, he married Verna Onken in Glenvil. They farmed in the Glenvil area. In 1942 they moved to a farm near Aurora. In 1972 they retired and moved into Aurora. They spent their winters in Texas and Arizona. In 1987 they moved to Eustis. Survivors are his wife; one son, Duane of Aurora; one daughter, Marlene Roether of Eustis; and one brother, Russell of Aurora. Memorials may be given to Cozad Christian Church.

Hazel R. Augustin
Sunday, May 18, 1997
Former Kenesaw resident Hazel R. (Jacobitz) Augustin, 89, of Tobyhana, Pa., died Sunday, May 18, 1997, in Scranton, Pa.

Leona B. Noble
Hastings resident Leona B. (Dutton) Noble, 90, of 518 Lane C died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Arthur Schakat officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Noble was born March 4, 1907, to Salathiel and Mary Edith (King) Dutton in Burwell. In 1926 she married Charles Ellis Noble in Clay Center. They moved to Hastings in 1945. Her husband died in 1970. Survivors are one daughter, Lavina Schooler of Hastings; and 12 grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. Memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Village All Saints Chapel.

Ralph D. Saathoff
Saturday, May 17, 1997
Former Hastings resident Ralph Duane Saathoff, 55, of Plano, Texas, died Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Columbia Medical Center. Services were Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Plano with the Rev. Dr. Roger Watkins officiating. Private graveside services followed. Ted Dickey Funeral Home of Plano was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Saathoff was born Nov. 9, 1941, to Carl and Louise (Myers) Saathoff in Hastings. In 1943 he moved with his family to a farm near Waverly, Iowa. He moved to Waterloo in 1964. He was a barber. In 1968 he moved to Plano where he worked for Texas Instruments. He retired in September 1996 due to cancer. He married Roberta Archer Nov. 7, 1970, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Katina Saathoff of Plano; one son, Kent of Plano; his mother of Waterloo, Iowa; one brother, Dale of Paris, Texas; and one sister, Connie Bierman of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Memorials may be given to the National Kidney Cancer Association, 1234 Sherman Ave., suite 203, Evanston, IL 60202-1375 or First Presbyterian Church.

Shirley M. Arritt
Thursday, May 22, 1997
Hastings resident Shirley M. (Harris) Arritt, 71, of 813 Glenwood Ave. died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at her home. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Steve Markle officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Arritt was born May 22, 1926, to Emil W. and Kathryn M. (Keef) Harris in Steele City. She moved to Hastings from California in 1971. On April 1, 1974, she married Berlyn "Lee" Arritt. She was a credit manager at Woolworth's. She later sold real estate. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and Military Order of the Cooties, of which she was past state grand president. Survivors are her husband; three sons, William Noer of Hastings, Anthony Arritt of Orlando, Fla., and Robert Arritt of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be given to the Adams County Cancer Society.

Donald L. Nispel
Tuesday, May 20, 1997
Hastings resident Donald L. Nispel, 85, of 3000 Park Lane Drive died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are pending with Butler-Volland Funeral Home.
Nispel rites
Tuesday, May 20, 1997
Rosary for Donald L. Nispel, 65, of 3000 Park Lane Drive No. 1 who died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


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