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Fay Beavers
Nelson resident Fay (Ray) Beavers, 92, died Thursday, July 18, 1996, in Superior. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home chapel in Nelson with the Rev. Royce Buchtel officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Beavers was born March 29, 1904, to Arthur and Dora (White) Ray in Edmond, Okla. She moved with her family to a farm north of Nelson when she was a child. She graduated from Nelson High School in 1921 and received a teaching certificate. She began teaching at the age of 17 in a one-room schoolhouse in Nuckolls County. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She taught school in Davenport and Ralston. On June 1, 1931, she married Loyal Beavers. They lived in Edgar where she continued to teach and her husband operated a grocery store. She retired after 50 years of teaching. After retirement they moved to Fort Collins, Colo. They raced thoroughbred horses in Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Her husband died March 25, 1994. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and P.E.O. Survivors are two sons, Paul of Atlanta, Ga., and Valdean of Ogallala; two sisters, Doris Menke and Hazel Wheeland, both of Nelson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and one grandchild.

Theodore H. Enghoff
Superior resident Theodore Hansen Enghoff, 79, died Thursday, July 18, 1996, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Joan Gaines officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 1-6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Enghoff was born June 9, 1917, in Coronado, Calif. His biological parents were Theodor and Marie (Hansen) Enghoff. He graduated from Superior High School in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army, 2nd Infantry Division, during World War II. On March 23, 1967, he married Mary Gene Steele in Superior. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Superior for more than 50 years and was a 50-year member of the American Legion . Survivors are his wife; two stepdaughters, Barb Tucker of Farmington, N.M., and Linda Silverstein of Santee, Calif.; one stepson, James Hamel of Linden, Va.; his mother, Helen Enghoff of Superior; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Collins of Lincoln and Betty Tangdall of Omaha; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the family at 1425 Idaho St., Superior, NE 68978.

Clara Lindgren
Campbell resident Clara (Sturek) Lindgren, 87, died Friday, July 19, 1996, at Grandview Manor in Campbell. Rosary is 10:15 a.m. and services are 10:30 a.m. both Monday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Private family burial will be in Presbyterian Cemetery at Campbell. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lindgren was born March 28, 1909, to Joseph J. and Maria (Kukla) Sturek in Humphrey. On May 22, 1933, she married Alfred Lindgren in Scotia. They moved to Campbell from Wheeler County in 1940. Her husband died Nov. 10, 1960. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors are five sisters, Loretta "Peggy" Reinking of Campbell, Rose Lyons of Walworth, Wis., Josephine Mercier of Omaha, Julia Berney of Columbus and Eleanor Reick of Woodland, Wash. She also was preceded in death by five sisters and six brothers. Memorials may be given to Grandview Manor.

Nina Murray
Mankato, Kan., resident Nina Adelia (Scribner) Murray, 88, died Thursday, July 18, 1996, at Jewell County Hospital Long-term Care Unit in Mankato. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Melby Mortuary chapel in Mankato with the Rev. Thaddeus Hinkle officiating. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Murray was born May 5, 1908, to Frank and Myrtle May (Webb) Scribner in Montrose, Kan. She was a lifelong resident of the Mankato area and attended school in Montrose and Gregory School in Holmwood Township. On Feb. 24, 1927, she married Marcus Vancise Murray at Belleville, Kan. He died April 13, 1969. Survivors are two daughters, Nyla Berg of Mankato and Norma Damon of Grand Junction, Colo.; two granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may sent to the funeral home, 402 N. High St., Mankato, KS 66956.

Roger E. Borrell
Former Hastings resident Roger Earl Borrell, 42, of Parachute, Colo., died Thursday, July 18, 1996, in Parachute. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Carl H. Rehwaldt officiating. Burial will be in Juniata Cemetery at Juniata. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Borrell was born Sept. 5, 1953, to Art Sr. and Shirley L. (Fitzke) Borrell in Fairfield. He attended school in San Diego and graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1971. He was employed by Overhead Door Co. in Hastings and North Platte. In 1976 he moved to Colorado. He was a supervisor for Union Oil. He was a supervisor for Valley Wide Plumbing in Avon, Colo., at the time of his death. He was a member of the Pipe Fitters Union. Survivors are two daughters, Kerra Borrell of Grand Junction, Colo., and Rebecca Borrell of Parachute; one son, Erik of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his parents of Hastings; two sisters, Sonia Turner of Tacoma, Wash., and Rose Chitty of Oxford, N.C.; one brother, Art Jr. of Hastings; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.

Mamie Dickson
Minden resident Mamie (Hanson) Dickson, 87, died Friday, July 19, 1996, at her home. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Bill Jardine officiating. Burial will be in Riverton Cemetery at Riverton. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Layton Funeral Home in Minden. Mrs. Dickson was born July 2, 1909, to Hans and Anna (Lovestrand) Hanson in Ivanhoe, Minn. She grew up on a farm in Logan County, Colo. On Feb. 27, 1929, she married Ross Dickson in Sterling, Colo. They farmed in Logan County. In 1943 they moved to Minden. After World War II they lived and worked on the R. Palmblade farm east of Minden. Her husband died Dec. 23, 1972. In 1973 she moved into Minden. She was a member of United Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge of Minden. She was active in the Minden Senior Center. Survivors are three sons, Bill of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jerry of Whitesboro, Texas, and Dale of Oakmont, Pa.; one daughter, Rosetta Fulmer of Holdrege; one brother, Harvey Hanson of Denver; one sister, Betty Goemmer of Jerome, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Nila M. Garner
Blue Hill resident Nila M. (Reed) Garner, 89, died Saturday, July 20, 1996, at Community Care of Blue Hill. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blue Hill United Methodist Church in Blue Hill With the Rev. Baldeo Singh officiating. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Garner was born Feb. 28, 1907, to Fred and Maude (Paugh) Reed in Bladen. On Aug. 27, 1928, she married Virgil "Pete" Garner. They lived in Blue Hill. Her husband died May 18, 1993. She worked at Martins and Barnasons Grocery for many years. She was a member of Blue Hill United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star of Red Cloud. Survivors are one daughter, Edonis Dierks of Papillion; two sisters, Lucille Garner of California and Goldie Bates of Axtell; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. Memorials may be given to Blue Hill United Methodist Church.

Caroline Keller
Hastings resident Caroline Keller, 91, died Friday, July 19, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion. Rosary is 9:45 a.m. and services 10 a.m., both Wednesday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery east of Lawrence. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Miss Keller was born Oct. 30, 1904, to Jacob and Elizabeth (Lalley) Keller in Lawrence. She taught school in the Lawrence area. In 1935 she moved to Hastings. She worked for Bert's Drug and later Geyermans. She was owner of Tot's Toggery. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and its Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America and Crosier Apostolate. She is survived by one sister, Evelyn Forest of Denver. Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia Catholic Church or Crosier Monastery.

Emerald M. Norton
Franklin resident Emerald May (Wilson) Norton, 81, died Saturday, July 20, 1996, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at United Congregational Church in Athol, Kan., with the Rev. Dale McCain officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin. Hutchins Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Norton was born Nov. 6, 1914, to Walton and Becky (Thompson) Wilson in Agra, Kan. She graduated from Agra High School. She married Vincent Norton. In 1944 they moved to Franklin from Hastings. Her husband died April 28, 1965. Survivors are thee sons, Donald of Sioux Falls, S.D., Ronald of Midwest City, Okla., and Richard of Franklin; two sisters, Janice Greening of Bloomington, Minn., and Barbara Struckhoff of Athol; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Charles E. Greenlee
Hastings resident Charles E. Greenlee, 74, of 2501 W. Seventh St. died Monday, July 15, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion. Memorial services were Thursday at United Methodist Church in Curtis with the Rev. Stan LaRue officiating. Additional services were Thursday at Holechek Funeral Home chapel in Oshkosh. Burial with military rites was in Oshkosh Cemetery at Oshkosh. Mr. Greenlee was born Nov. 20, 1921, to William F. and Minnie (Gordon) Greenlee in Oshkosh. He graduated from Garden County High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a first lieutenant, flying 24 missions over Germany as a bombardier-navigator. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Journalism and a linotype school in Charles City, Iowa. In 1947 he and his brother, Bill, purchased the Garden County News in Oshkosh. He was editor of newspapers in Wayne, West Point and Ogallala and a newscaster at a TV station in Scottsbluff. He was editor of The Hi-Line Enterprise in Curtis for 15 years. He retired in February. Survivors are two brothers, the Rev. Max E. of Santa Monica, Calif., and Melvin Keith of Windsor, Calif.; and three sisters, DeVere Briggs of Oshkosh, Vashti Sessler of Hastings and Betty Jean Greenlee of Portland, Ore. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Grace Henry
Hastings resident Grace (Marshall) Henry, 71, of 701 Sewell Ave. died Sunday, July 21, 1996, at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha. Memorial services are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral chapel with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Parkview Cemetery. Mrs. Henry was born April 29, 1925, to Arthur and Hattie (Metcalf) Marshall in St. Francis, S.D. In 1943 she moved to Hastings and married Charles Henry. He died in November 1985. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors are five sons, Carlos, Adam Charles and Nick Charles, all of Lincoln, Arthur C.T. of Grand Island and Scott Charles of Omaha; four daughters, Carlotta Hill, Charlene Henry and Charlotte Henry, all of Omaha, and Sue Charles Henry of Orlando, Fla.; five brothers, Adam Marshall of Indianapolis, Ind., Garfield Marshall of Spring Creek, S.D., Lawrence Marshall of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Willard Marshall and Richard Marshall, both of Lincoln; four sisters, Verona Rosenberry of Indianapolis, Ind., and Adeline Scott, Hattie One Star and Linda Lurz, all of Lincoln; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She also was preceded in death by one son, Charles Henry Jr.; and one brother. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Sarah M. Houtz
Former Hastings resident Sarah Mabel (Chase) Houtz, 94, died Monday, July 22, 1996, at Kenesaw Haven Home in Kenesaw. Services are 10:30 a.m. MDT Thursday at Ma-drid Methodist Church in Madrid. Burial will be in Madrid Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings. Mrs. Houtz was born June 27, 1902, to Franklin and Mary (Smith) Chase in Curtis. She attended elementary school in Waterbury and graduated from high school in Plainview. She taught elementary school in Winnetoon, Plainview, Benkelman, Fairbury, Grainton, Elsie and Madrid and at a rural school 10 miles north of Madrid. She married Lawrence "Ike" Houtz. He died in 1963. In 1964 she earned a bachelor's degree at the age of 62. In 1970 she retired from teaching. She became a VISTA volunteer. During her two years in the program, she lived in New York City for one year, working with the elderly. In September 1973 she moved to Hastings. She was a dormitory mother at Mary Lanning School of Nursing. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Hastings, a lifetime member of Madrid Methodist Church and Madrid American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors are one daughter, Jean Ann Spelts of Arlington, Texas; two sons, Glen of Hastings and Larry of Kearney; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She also was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Hospice, Madrid Methodist Church or Madrid American Legion Auxiliary.

Phyllis D. Glass
Hastings resident Phyllis D. (Clark) Glass, 69, of 1512 Highland Drive died Tuesday, July 23, 1996, at her home. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. David Nikkel officiating. Burial will be private for the family. There will be no visitation. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Glass was born Aug. 7, 1926, to Oscar and Pearl (Halkyard) Clark in Gibbon. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School and attended Hastings College. She taught one year at a rural school near Ayr. She was a secretary at Western Landroller and a homemaker. On Aug. 28, 1949, she married Donald A. Glass in Hastings. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Chapter GK, P.E.O., Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Hastings Symphony Guild, YWCA and Lochland Ladies Golf Association. She also was a volunteer at Hope Training School. Survivors are her husband; one son, David Glass of Hastings; one daughter, Jeanne Plamblade of Hastings; one brother, Bradley Clark of Morage, Calif.; two half sisters, Marianne Wilson of Lincoln and Barbara Romera of Salinas, Calif.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Memorials may be given to Hastings Public Library or Phyllis D. Glass Memorial Fund.

Edgar P. Alber
Blue Hill resident Edgar P. Alber, 64, died Tuesday, July 23, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are 2:30 p.m. Friday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rosemont with the Rev. Daniel Praeuner officiating. Burial with military rites provided by Kent Kailey American Legion Post No. 45 of Lawrence will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery southwest of Lawrence. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Alber was born Sept. 13, 1931, to Paul and Emma (Benker) Alber in Webster County. He graduated from Eckley High School. He served in the Korean War from 1952-54. On Nov. 13, 1955, he married Barbara C. Bangert in Rosemont. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Webster County. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and Kent Kailey American Legion Post No. 45. Survivors are his wife; four sons, David of Guide Rock, Daniel and Richard, both of Blue Hill, and Dennis of Oakley, Kan.; two daughters, Mary Lou Pohlmeier of Glenvil and Gina Cacek of Pickerill; two brothers, Victor of Blue Hill and Chester of Bladen; three sisters, LaVada Cummins of Big Springs, Alvera Beach of Glenvil and Ruby Goble of Burlington, Wis.; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Randy. A memorial has been established.

Neal Pease
Former Adams County resident Neal Pease, 65, of Oakland, Calif., died Thursday, July 11, 1996, in Oakland. There will be no services. The remains were cremated. Burial will be in Juniata Cemetery at a later date. Mr. Pease was born Oct. 27, 1930, to Thane H. and Agnes Pease in Adams County. He graduated from Juniata High School and Hastings College. He served in the Korean War. Survivors are one brother, Clifford of Redondo Beach, Calif.; and one sister, Marion Tomsic of Fort Morgan, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Ethelyn Jorgensen
Minden resident Ethelyn Mae Jorgensen, 61, died Sunday, July 21, 1996, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after an extended illness. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Bill Jardine officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery northeast of Minden. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden. Miss Jorgensen was born March 28, 1935, to Samuel and Bessie (Baker) Jorgensen on a farm near Heartwell. She graduated from Rural School District 40 and from Minden High School in 1953. She lived with and cared for her parents. She also helped care for others in the Minden area. She was a member of United Methodist Church. Survivors are two brothers, Newton of Jefferson, Ore., and Rex of Phoenix; and three sisters, Mildred Stade of Shelton, Ruth Day of Miller and Kristi of Santa Rose, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Antonio Ceballos
Minden resident Antonio "Tony" Ceballos, 68, died Saturday, July 20, 1996, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Friday at Layton Funeral Home chapel in Minden with the Rev. Wilton Lee officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery in Lexington. Mr. Ceballos was born March 24, 1928, to Guadalupe and Jesuscita (Ybarra) Ceballos in Lexington. He grew up in Lexington. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1950-52. He worked at the Wilson & Co. Beef Plant in Omaha for 27 years until the plant closed. He then worked for Farmland Foods in Crete for five years and Excel in Rock Port, Mo., for three years. He moved to Kearney where he worked at Caldwell's until retiring. He married Tella Carrillo. She preceded him in death. On May 6, 1982, he married Linda Patton. He moved to Minden five years ago. Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Toni Lynn Ceballos and Ruth Ann Ceballos, both at home, and Maria Volence of Phoenix; two brothers, Mose of Lexington and Richard of Clovis, N.M.; and two sisters, Lupe Ragel of Cozad and Angelita Belmudez of Kearney. He also was preceded in death by one sister. Memorials may be given to the family.

Robert A. Jensen
Harvard resident Robert Ashton Jensen, 60, died Monday, July 22, 1996, at his home of a heart attack. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Harvard with the Rev. Hal Smith officiating. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Thursday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard and prior to services Friday at the church. Mr. Jensen was born Sept. 14, 1935, to Lyle and Beryle (Schaub) Jensen in Albert Lea, Minn. He graduated from Trumbull High School in 1953. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for one year. On Oct. 30, 1955, he married Sue Nale. They divorced in 1992. He served in the U.S. Air Force Special Services Green Beret Unit in Europe. He later moved to Harvard. He was employed by Clay County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for 28 years. He retired in 1983. He was a relief police officer for Clay Center, Harvard and Sutton. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church. He sang in the Blue River Boys Band. Survivors are one daughter, Cindy Goebel of Lincoln; his mother of Harvard; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, one daughter, Carol Ann Jensen; and one brother. Memorials may be given to the family.

Thomas G. Hoffman
Former Hastings resident Thomas Gene "Tom" Hoffman, 46, of Polk died Sunday, July 21, 1996, at his home. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Polk with the Rev. Mark Jensen officiating. Burial will be in Polk Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Solt Funeral Home in Polk. Mr. Hoffman was born June 16, 1950, to Martin S. and Della (Gardner) Hoffman in Stromsburg. He graduated from Polk High School in 1968. He attended Central Community College-Hastings. In October 1972, he married Donna Kaye Life. He returned to Polk from Hastings in 1981. He worked for United Coop. Survivors are one daughter, Lana Hoffman of Albuquerque, N.M.; his mother and stepfather, Della and Harold Klingman of Alda; one brother, Bill of York; and two sisters, Connie Herd of Fenton, Mo., and Susan Sundberg of Polk. He was preceded in death by his father.

Jason M. Murphy
Jason Michael Murphy, infant son of Ken R. Murphy and Paula Lindteigen of Hastings, was stillborn, Friday, July 19, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Parkview Cemetery with the Rev. Donald E. Boeschen officiating. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors are his parents; one sister, Danielle Murphy of Hastings; one brother, Joshua Lindteigen of Hastings; grandparents, Steve and Betty Brase of Juniata, Ken L. Murphy of Grand Island and Jim and Sandra Willy of Hastings; and great-grandmother, Pauline Lahiff of Juniata. Memorials may be given to the family.

Gerry L. Caddy
Hastings resident Gerry Lou (Scheuneman) Miller Caddy, 60, of 316 Sunset Drive died Thursday, July 25, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Randy Madison officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Mrs. Caddy was born Aug. 22, 1935, to William and Freida (Janssen) Scheuneman in Minden. She moved to Hastings from Phillipsburg, Kan., in 1941. She attended Hastings schools and graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1953. In 1954, she married Bruce Miller. They were married for 27 years. She worked for Hefnider Beauty Shop for 20 years. She became an accredited medical records technician and worked at Hastings Regional Center for 20 years. For the last five years she supervised the Word Processing Center there. In 1984 she married Ronald Caddy. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral. Survivors are her husband; one son, Monty Miller of Omaha; one daughter, Kelly Yoder of Fort Riley, Kan.; two stepsons, Mike Caddy of Lincoln and Pat Caddy of Rockville; two stepdaughters, Colleen Reinert of Phillipsburg, Kan., and Ronda Bokelman of Hay Springs; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Esther M. Kucera
Columbus resident Esther Mae Kucera, 77, died Thursday, July 25, 1996, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery at Columbus. Survivors are one son, Leonard John "Butch" Jr. of Deweese; two daughters, one brother, four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Verne C. Rhinehart
Hebron resident Verne C. Rhinehart, 87, of Hebron died Friday, July 26, 1996, at Blue Valley Lutheran Home in Hebron. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Hubbell with the Rev. T.J. Fraser officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in rural Narka, Kan. Visitation may be arranged through the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Belleville, Kan. Mr. Rhinehart was born April 2, 1909, to Everett and Florence (Craig) Rhinehart in rural Narka, Kan. On Jan. 31, 1931, he married Margaret F. Smith at Belleville, Kan. Survivors are his wife; one son, Harold of Reno, Nev.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Margaret R. Mahoney
Hastings resident Margaret R. (Porter) Mahoney, 67, of 423 S. New York Ave. died Friday, July 26, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Mrs. Mahoney was born July 17, 1929, to Floyd C. and Marian C. (McMaster) Porter in Spalding. She graduated from Spalding High School in 1947 and Jennie Edmundson School of Nursing in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Kearney State College. On Oct. 7, 1950, she married Thomas "Mike" Mahoney in Council Bluffs. In 1952 they moved to Hastings. She was head nurse of the nursery and neonatal intensive care at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. She retired in 1988 after 36 years of nursing. She then entered the field of nursing home care. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, ANA and NAACOG. Students of the Mary Lanning School of Nursing honored her by dedicating their yearbook to her. She was recognized in Who's Who of Nursing. Survivors are her husband; one son, Michael of Hastings; two daughters, Rebecca Mahoney of Hutchinson, Kan., and Michele Finnigsmier of Heartwell; three sisters, Marilyn Berger of Spalding, Wilma Zahm of Grand Island and Nancy Hinze of Duncan; two brothers, Robert Porter and Duane Porter, both of Grand Island; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kristy Kay; and one brother. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Billie Jo Harder
Hardy resident BillieJo (Stiles) Harder, 28, died Friday, July 26, 1996, at the Thayer County Memorial Hospital in Hebron as the result of a one-car accident near Deshler. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Dale Bussinger officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Oak. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Harder was born Aug. 28, 1967, to Terry Sr. and Edith Runyan Stiles in Deshler. She attended grade school in Oak and high school in Nelson and Ruskin. She graduated from Nelson High School in 1985. She lived most of her life in the Ruskin and Hardy areas. Survivors are two sons, Alan Noble and Jerald Donald "JD" Harder, both of Hardy; one daughter, Shana Harder of Hardy; her mother and stepfather, Edith and Jerry Marquart of Byron; father and stepmother, Terry and Joan Stiles of Altus, Okla.; one brother, Terry Stiles Jr. of Omaha; and grandmother, Helen Stiles of Superior. She was preceded in death by grandparents Vernon and June Runyan and Harold Stiles. Memorials may be sent to the family at Box 123, Hardy, NE 68943.

Earl A. Portenier
Doniphan resident Earl A. Portenier, 90, died Saturday, July 27, 1996, at Community Care of America in Grand Island. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home chapel in Grand Island with the Rev. Roland Going officiating. Burial will be 4 p.m. in the Guide Rock Cemetery at Guide Rock. Visitation is 8 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Portenier was born July 28, 1905, to Jacob H. and Albi (Sidlo) Portenier in Guide Rock. He attended school in the Eckley community. He graduated from Eckley Consolidated High School in 1922. He attended Kearney State College summer sessions. He taught in rural schools in Webster County for several years. On July 28, 1926, he married Irma Reeve in Red Cloud. They farmed in the Inavale and Eckley area. In 1952 they moved to Lafayette County, Fla. He farmed and ranched until retiring in 1960. He and his wife moved to New Port Richey, Fla. In 1985 they returned to Nebraska. In 1987 he moved to Community Care where he was an Alzheimer's patient. He was a member of the Masons and Scottish Rite Aphasia. He was a Knight Commander in the Court of Honor and later was honored as a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Dorothy Williams of Lincoln and Eileen Richardson of Doniphan; two brothers, Ralph and Keith, both of Hastings; one sister, Helen Bosley of Hastings; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant brother. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, Shriner's Hospital or the donor's choice.

John S. Meyer
John Sheppard Meyer, 1-month-old son of Michael and Rebecca Meyer of Hastings, died Friday, July 26, 1996, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Private graveside services are 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Cemetery. Memorial services are 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Virgil Taylor officiating. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today an d 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home. John was born June 22, 1996, in Hastings. Survivors are his parents; grandparents, Dean and Verna Meyer of Hastings and Bill and Shirley Reed of Lakewood, Colo.; and great-grandmother, Florence Meyer of Campbell. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Sheppard. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Gilbert R. Charles
Hastings resident Gilbert R. "Chief" Charles, 88, of 1840 W. Eighth St. died Saturday, July 27, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ted Uhlig officiating. Burial will be in Arnold Cemetery at Arnold. Mr. Charles was born Nov. 22, 1907, in Omaha. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a chief warrant officer during World War II and later a recruiting officer in Hastings. On April 5, 1925, he married Josephine Gion in San Diego. She died in 1982. After retiring from the Navy he continued to live in Hastings. He was a stock manager at Hastings Typewriter until retiring. He was a member of the Eagles Club and active in area square dance clubs.

Patricia L. Mudford
Former Hastings resident Patricia Lee (Carmichael) Mudford, 57, of Muleshoe, Texas, died Friday, July 26, 1996, in Muleshoe. Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Traum Vance Gerdes Funeral Home chapel in Fairbury with the Rev. Gail Cross officiating. Burial will be in Fairbury Cemetery. Mrs. Mudford was born July 28, 1938, to Gerald Vance and Alice Lucille (Kulhanek) Carmichael in Endicott. She was a day-care worker. Survivors are two daughters, Kathy Lee Ambriz of Canyon, Texas, and Brenda Long of Muleshoe; her father and stepmother, Gerald and Dorothea Carmichael of Fairbury and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, one sister and one brother. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Shad T. Aflague
Hastings resident Shad Tavis Aflague, 23, of 308 S. Bellevue Ave. died Saturday, July 27, 1996, at his home. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at New York Avenue Congregational Church with the Rev. Steve Markle officiating. There will be no visitation. Brand-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Aflague was born April 5, 1973, to Ronald and Patti Rae (Vastano) Aflague in Downey, Calif. He moved to Hastings in 1991. He had worked for AGP Ethanol Plant. Survivors are his mother, Patti Jarson of Mira Loma, Calif.; his father, of Hastings; one half sister, Sarah Lester of Mira Loma; one brother, Shane of Hastings; and grandparents, Ricardo and Jean Aflague of Hastings. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Joe and Jean Vastano. Memorials may be given to the family.

Donald R. Nelson
Former Inland resident Donald R. Nelson, 81, of St. Paul, Minn., died Saturday, July 20, 1996, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Memorial services are 9 a.m. Saturday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Hastings. Graveside services are 2 p.m. at Ord Cemetery at Ord. Mr. Nelson was born April 2, 1915, to John and Lillian Nelson in Lindsey. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He and his wife, Jean, lived in Ord. In February 1957 they moved to Inland. He managed a store and the post office. He also worked as a maintenance engineer at Hastings Regional Center for more than 20 years. Due to his illness, they moved to his daughter's home in St. Paul in May. He was a member of Inland United Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Karen Johnke of Centerville, S.D., and Kay Dahlquist of St. Paul; one son, Keith of Hutchinson, Kan.; one sister, Shirley of Florida; four brothers, Roy of Ord, George and Mike, both of California, and Bob of Inland; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be given to Don Nelson Memorial Fund at Norwest Bank, 747 N. Burlington Ave., Hastings, NE 68901.

Marcella Christensen
Sunday, July 28, 1996 York resident Marcella "Marc" Christensen, 67, died Sunday, July 28, 1996, at York. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Metz Mortuary chapel in York. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at York. Survivors are three brothers; and three sisters, including RoseMary Dominick of Geneva.

Margaret C. Reiss
Minden resident Margaret C. (Lutkemeier) Reiss, 97, died Monday, July 29, 1996, at Kearney County Health Services Long Term Care Unit in Minden. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Campbell with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Presbyterian Cemetery in Campbell. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Layton Funeral Home in Minden. Mrs. Reiss was born April 9, 1899, to August Sr. and Sophia (Burger) Lutkemeier in Kearney County. She completed the eighth grade at Presley School District 5 in Kearney County. On Feb. 12, 1920, she married Edward Reiss. They farmed in southeast Kearney County. Her husband died in 1977 and she moved to Hastings. In 1985 she moved to Long Term Care. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for more than 60 years, its Ladies Aid and World War I Auxiliary, all in Campbell. Survivors are two sons, Earl and Melvin, both of Minden; one brother, August Lutkemeier Jr. of Hastings; one sister, Elizabeth Schmidt of Campbell; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Vera Plum; five brothers and three sisters. A memorial fund has been established.

Julie A. Thompson
Former Edgar resident Julie Ann (Peterson) Thompson, 36, of Mesquite, Texas, died Monday, July 29, 1996, in Mesquite after a seven-year bout with cancer. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church in Mesquite. Graveside services are 3 p.m. in Crim's Chapel Cemetery in Henderson, Texas. Memorial services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady Assumption Catholic Church in Deweese. Laurel Oaks Funeral Home of Mesquite is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Thompson was born Aug. 1, 1959, to Dale and Kathy (Thomas) Peterson in Kearney. She grew up in Edgar. She graduated from Sandy Creek High School and attended Kearney State College. Survivors are her husband, Alan; two children, David Alan and Amber Nichole; her parents of Edgar; four sisters, Suzie Kruitzfield of Elkhorn, Pam Alloway of Dallas and Cheryl Meers and Angie Beck, both of Edgar; and two brothers, Roger Peterson and Johnny Peterson, both of Hastings.

Edward D. Forberg
Sutton resident Edward Dale Forberg, 80, died Sunday, July 28, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Graveside services are 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sutton Cemetery in Sutton. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Federated Church in Sutton with the Rev. C. William Bicket officiating. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Forberg was born Sept. 5, 1915, to Gustave and Emily J. (Foy) Forberg in Clay Center. He attended Excelsior School District 26 and graduated from Clay Center High School in 1933. He attended Lincoln School of Commerce for one year. He then farmed in Clay County and sealed bins for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service office. On Nov. 18, 1966, he married May Irene (Popp) Anderson in Tilden. They lived in Sutton. His wife died May 23, 1993. He was a lifelong member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church near Clay Center where he held several offices. He also was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 49 in Sutton and York and Scottish Rite and Lion's Club. He served on local and state Farmer's Union Co-op boards and was in charge of the Verona Swedish Cemetery near Verona. Survivors are one stepson, Jack Anderson of Columbus; one sister, Helen Benson of Ong; and three grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by one sister.

Ingram rites
Monday, July 29, 1996
Services for Minden resident Clair R. Ingram, 74, who died Monday, July 29, 1996, at Kearney County Health Services Long Term Care Unit in Minden are 11 a.m. Thursday at Fredericksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden with the Rev. Sandra Leifeste officiating. Burial will be in Fredericksburg Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

J. Orva Tolle
Hastings resident J. Orva Tolle, 87, of 1113 Pleasant St. died Monday, July 29, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Allen J. Boeve officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Tolle was born Nov. 24, 1908, to Bert and Iva Abigail (Campbell) Tolle in Clay Center. On July 1, 1933, he married Hattie Rutt. He was owner of Holcomb's Hatchery in Hastings. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church where he served as secretary-treasurer and an elder. He was a member of National Campers and Hikers Association, Lions Club and was one of the charter members of Hastings Gem and Mineral Society. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Gail Ann Tolle of Hastings; one son, James of Manhattan, Kan.; two brothers, Dale Tolle of Edgar and Leonard Tolle of Wichita, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Dreher; one sister and one brother. A memorial will be established.

Beulah A. Lloyd
Monday, July 22, 1996
Former Superior resident Beulah A. (Marshall) Lloyd of San Diego died Monday, July 22, 1996, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Mark Imel officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior. Ms. Lloyd was born in Superior.

Bertha Hasselbacher
Red Cloud resident Bertha Leona (Hayes) Hasselbacher, 94, died Monday, July 29, 1996, at Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Alvin E. Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hasselbacher was born Aug. 28, 1901, to Nelson and Cora Elsie (Collins) Hayes in Chicago Heights, Ill. In 1904 she moved with her family to Clayton, Kan. In 1911 they moved to Red Cloud where she attended school. On Feb. 19, 1920, she married George L. Hasselbacher in Hastings. They lived in the Red Cloud area. Her husband died Nov. 29, 1969. She was a cook for Red Cloud Public Schools for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary and Garfield Willing Workers. Survivors are two sons, Leslie of Hastings and Vernon of Red Cloud; one stepgrandchild; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by an infant son, Allan; three sisters and three brothers. Memorials may be given to Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.


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