Bill E. Keller
Hastings resident Bill E. Keller, 65, of 411 S. Elm Ave. died Saturday, Sept. 7, 1996, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island.
There will be no services or visitation. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Keller was born March 10, 1931, to Joe Dean and Eva Maude (Royce) Keller in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from high school in Des Moines. He served in the U.S. military from 1948-1960. On Aug. 6, 1953, he married Dorothy Schulman in Trenton, N.J. He l ived in Bladen and Blue Hill before moving to Hastings in 1978. He was a medical clerk in the admittance department at Hastings Regional Center.
He was a member of the United Veterans Club in Grand Island.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Samuel; two daughters, Marlene and Judy; one sister, Jean Hogate of Blue Hill; two brothers, Joe Dean Jr. of Monett, Mo., and James Albert of Phoenix; and five grandchildren.
Edward M. Jackson
Red Cloud resident Edward M. Jackson, 85, died Friday, Sept. 6, 1996, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Royce Rexilius officiating. Burial will be in Riverton Cemetery at Riverton.
Mr. Jackson was born Dec. 8, 1910, to Joe and Viola (Gingrich) Jackson in Smith County, Kan. He attended Pleasant Hill rural school in Smith County. On Sept. 15, 1937, he married Ruby L. Bennett in Mankato, Kan. They farmed and raised livestock in the Rive rton area. In 1982 they retired and moved to Red Cloud. His wife died Aug. 10, 1984.
Survivors are two sisters, Margaret Kugler of Red Cloud and Clara Horton of Inavale; three brothers, Ernest of Franklin and Clifford and Allen, both of Riverton.
Gerald L. Halte
Hansen resident Gerald L. Halte, 87, died Friday, Sept. 6, 1996, at Lakeview Nursing Home in Grand Island.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Clarence Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Kenesaw Cemetery at Kenesaw.
Mr. Halte was born Feb. 15, 1909, to George and Ina May (Browning) Halte in Lowell. He graduated from Prosser High School. On March 6, 1933, he married Beulah Daily in Hastings. He lived in California for 20 years, working for the state of California. He r etired in 1978 and returned to Nebraska. His wife died June 17, 1990.
He was a member of the California State Employee Association.
Survivors are one daughter, Joyce Lewandowski of Highland, Calif.; four brothers, Duane of Hastings, Clifford of Colorado, Bill of Scottsbluff and Homer of California; one sister, Mary of Washington; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by an infant son, Larry Duane.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Randall H. Charland
Mankato, Kan., resident Randall H. Charland, 40, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1996, in Clay Center, Kan.
Memorial services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa's Church in Mankato with the Rev. Kenneth Lohrmeyer officiating. Melby Mortuary of Mankato is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Charland was born March 3, 1956, to Donald and Beverly (Latour) Charland in Plattsburgh, N.Y. On April 10, 1981, he married Mary Savery. He served in the U.S. Army for six years. He worked for Gilber Grain Co., in Clay Center, Kan., for several years a nd for Mankato High School. He worked for Rogers Roofing in Superior at the time of his death.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Justin of Mankato; two daughters, Janelle Charland of Mankato and Holly Charland of Plattsburg; one stepson, Jason Wilhite of Mankato; his mother of Siota, N.Y.; three brothers, Robert, Ricky and Leonard, all of Siota; and three sisters, Marion Charland, Mary Lou Charland and Terrie Charland, all of Siota.
Mary E. Rasmussen
Former Clay Center resident Mary Esther (Reutzel) Rasmussen, 91, of McCook died Saturday, Sept. 7, 1996, at her home.
Graveside services are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Clay Center Cemetery at Clay Center with the Rev. John Green officiating. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rasmussen was born Dec. 10, 1904, to Conrad and Sarah Ann (Schwab) Reutzel in Clay Center. She graduated from Clay Center High School in 1923. On Feb. 15, 1932, she married Chris P. Rasmussen in Benkelman. In 1957 she moved to McCook. She was a homema ker. Her husband preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are one daughter, Jane Daume of Littleton, Colo.; two sons, C. Royce of Lansdale, Pa., and Rex T. of Junction City, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Ardis I. Bondegard
Edgar resident Ardis I. (Phipps) Bondegard, 66, died Monday, Sept. 9, 1996, at her home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Home chapel in Edgar with the Rev. Harold Fox officiating. Burial will be in Edgar Cemetery at Edgar.
Mrs. Bondegard was born Jan. 18, 1930, to Chapin "Chick" and Gladys (Beckel) Phipps in Glenvil. She grew up in Glenvil and graduated from Glenvil High School in 1948. On Dec. 13, 1948, she married Emmett Bondegard in Hastings. They lived in Hastings and Ru skin before moving to Edgar in 1961. She worked at Lincoln Telephone Co. in Hastings and Kinnison Grocery, Edgar Cafe and Community Care of Edgar, all in Edgar. She retired in 1995.
Survivors are her husband; three sons, Gary and Michael, both of Edgar, and David of Clay Center; two sisters, Barbara Harms and Lois Hinrichs, both of Glenvil; one brother, Bill Phipps of Lincoln; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister and one grandchild.
Evelyn E. Hamel
Guide Rock resident Evelyn E. (Theiman) Hamel, 84, died Monday, Sept. 9, 1996, at Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Revs. Alvin E. Trucano and Dennis Sylte officiating. Burial will be in Guide Rock Cemetery at Guide Rock. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangeme nts.
Mrs. Hamel was born March 26, 1912, to Leo and Christina (Swanson) Theiman in Grand Rapids, Mich. In 1915 she moved with her family to Nelson. She graduated from Nelson High School in 1930. On April 3, 1942, she married A.F. "Bill" Hamel in Nora. They farm ed near Bostwick. In 1969 they moved to Guide Rock. Her husband died April 11, 1970. In 1960 she earned a bachelor of science degree from Kearney State Teachers College. She taught school for 39 years in Nuckolls County rural schools, Nelson public schools and Guide Rock. She retired in 1979.
She was a member of Guide Rock United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, American Legion Auxiliary, National and Nebraska State Retired Teachers associations and Guide Rock Quilters.
Survivors are one daughter, Karen Lindhorst of Loveland, Colo.; one son, William of Davenport; one sister, Marguerite Johnson of Kearney; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Evelyn L. Letson
Red Cloud resident Evelyn L. (Lee) Letson, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 1996, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Congregational Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Royce Rexilius officiating. Visitation with the family is 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Letson was born July 30, 1910, to James and Edyth (Morphet) Lee in Cortland. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1936. She taught school in Mullen. In 1938 she moved to Red Cloud. On June 4, 1939, she married William A. Letson in Lincoln. They lived in California and Georgia during World War II. They moved to Red Cloud in 1945. She taught kindergarten and elementary grades in Red Cloud, Eckley and Lebanon, Kan. Her husband died May 12.
She was a member of the Congregational Church, Daughters of the Nile, DOES and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors are two sons, Laurence Ronald of Lexington, Ky., and Michael Lee of West Yellowstone, Mont; two sisters, Violet Phillips of Seal Beach, Calif., and Donna Biermann of Plano, Texas; and four grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a sister.
Memorials may be given to the Red Cloud Public Schools, Lincoln Elementary School Playground Equipment Fund or the Auld Public Library in Red Cloud.
Bonnie S. Deal
Hastings resident Bonnie S. (Payer) Deal, 55, of 907 N. Saunders Ave. died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1996, in Spencer.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Steve Hodgson officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at Wagner, S.D., at a later date. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until servic es Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Deal was born Dec. 14, 1940, to Laddie and Wilma (Conger) Payer in Yankton, S.D. She moved to Hastings from Springfield, S.D., in 1980. She was a nurses aide at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital for the past 16 years.
She was a member of Berean Bible Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mary Schneider of Hastings and Lea Schell of Gregory, S.D.; one son, Norman Jr. of Avon, S.D.; her father of Wagner; one brother, Ron Payer of Forest Lake, Minn.; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Memorials may be given to Berean Bible Church or the family.
Russell D. McCord
Superior resident Russell Dale McCord, 78, died Monday, Sept. 9, 1996, in Superior.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Joan Gaines officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Thurs day at the funeral home.
Mr. McCord was born March 3, 1918, to Ralph Carlton and Albena Mae (Tuma) McCord near Mahaska, Kan. He grew up on a farm south of Mahaska. He attended school in Mahaska, Haddam and Rose Creek Country School, all in Kansas, and Fairbury High School. On Sept . 25, 1940, he married Viola Moffitt in Hanover, Kan. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944-46. He earned a Victory Medal. In April 1949 he and his wife moved to Superior and started Ideal Market.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, of which he was a trustee, American Legion Post No. 103, Elks Lodge No. 2197, of which he served as Exalted Ruler in 1961 and District Deputy in 1970, and Eagles Lodge No. 3101, all in Superior. He also was a m ember of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Association and DE442 (Destroyer Escort-Navy).
Survivors are his wife; one son, Larry of Superior; one daughter, Janice Jensen of Superior; four sisters, Letha Achtemeier of Fairbury, Leona Kaltenberger and Dottie Boothe, both of Lincoln, and Nyla Kohel of Ovieda, Fla.; two brothers, Lester R. of Nelso n and Delmar L. of Hastings; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Memorials may be sent to the family in care of Rural Route 2, Box 11, Superior, NE 68978.
Campbell resident Mary Rupprecht, 102, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1996, at Grandview Manor Nursing Home in Campbell.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Campbell with the Rev. Robert Seible officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery southwest of Campbell. Campbell Funeral Home of Campbell is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Rupprecht was born Feb. 21, 1894, to George and Gunda (Ochs) Rupprecht on a farm southwest of Campbell. She lived there before moving to Hastings. She moved to Grandview Nursing Home Nov. 6, 1972.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by eight brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to Grandview Manor Nursing Home.
Frank J. Drudik Jr.
Nelson resident Frank J. Drudik Jr., 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1996, in Nelson.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today at Klawitter Price Funeral Home in Nelson. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nelson with the Rev. Frank Machovec officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery east of Lawrence. Visitation is u ntil 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Drudik was born April 25, 1909, to Vaclav and Frances (Brym) Drudik near Nelson. He grew up on a farm near Nelson and attended Nelson Schools. On June 16, 1936, he married Agnes Christina Mazour at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence. A lifelong r esident of Nuckolls County, he farmed for 55 years north and west of Nelson.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Catholic Workman's Organization.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Margaret Wrage of Columbus, Ellen Buresh of Davenport and Loretta Lane of Union, Ill.; one son, Robert of Nelson; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Ray E. Pierce
Former Hastings resident Ray E. Pierce, 80, of Peoria, Ariz., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at his home.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Jerry Classen officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Pierce was born April 2, 1916, to Raymond and Ellen (Anderson) Pierce in Wichita, Kan. He grew up in the Christian Children's Home in Holdrege. He graduated from Holdrege High School in 1935. On Nov. 27, 1943, he married Ann Thomsen. They lived in Hast ings. He worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot. He retired in 1970. They moved to Phoenix. In 1974 they moved to Peoria.
He attended Grace Bible Church in Peoria.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Donald of Grand Ledge Mich., and Dennis of Orlando, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Deloris M. Horak
Rural Chester resident Deloris M. (Graue) Horak, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at Republic County Hospital in Belleville, Kan.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester with the Rev. William Larsen officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery near Chester. Visitation is at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Belleville.
Mrs. Horak was born March 20, 1917, to August and Margaret (Kaiser) Graue near Belleville, Kan. On Dec. 2, 1939, she married Ben H. Horak.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid, and EHU.
Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Marlene Thornburg of Kingman, Ariz., Janet Bauer of Ellinwood, Kan., and Kathleen Thompson of Newport Coast, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
Harry J. Howat
Former Blue Hill resident Harry J. Howat, 70, of Hobbs, N.M., died Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, in Hobbs.
Services will be at a later date. Griffin Funeral Home of Hobbs is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Howat was born Nov. 24, 1925, to James and Alice (Dwyer) Howat in Hastings. On March 30, 1979, he married Peggy Bridges. They lived in Blue Hill. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was employed in the maintenance department at Mary Lanning M emorial Hospital for many years. He and his wife also owned and operated the Blue Hill Tavern. He retired from Mary Lanning and they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. They later moved to Hobbs.
He was a member of the VFW and Eagles Club.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Kathy Hester of Phoenix; two stepdaughters, Teresa Robinson of Hastings and Ellen Logan of Wamego, Kan.; one stepson, Keith Lowery of Blue Hill; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Bertrand resident William "Bill" Ebmeier, 94, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1996, in Bertrand.
Services were Friday in Bertrand. Sandstrom Funeral Home in Bertrand was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are a son, Bruce of Juniata; one brother; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Marietta H. Humlicek
Former Hastings resident Marietta H. (Bauer) Humlicek, 79, of Omaha died Sunday Sept. 15, 1996 in Omaha.
Rosary is 7 p.m. today at Brewer-Korisko Mortuary in Omaha. Services are 10 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Omaha. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Omaha.
Mrs. Humlicek was born Dec. 8, 1916, to James and Anna (Janecek) Bauer in Morse Bluffs. She married Ernest J. Humlicek. Her husband was a manager of J.C. Penney in Hastings.
Survivors are her husband; two sons, Robert of Millington, Tenn., and Kevin of Lincoln; two daughters, Karen Sedlacek of Springfield and Patti Gehringer of Omaha; two brothers, Joe Bauer of North Bend and Jim Bauer of Prague; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great -grandchildren.
Anna M. Gerard
Geneva resident Anna Marie Gerard, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, in Geneva.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Burial will be in Geneva Public Cemetery in Geneva. Visitation is today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gerard married Edward A. Gerard. He preceded her in death.
Survivors are one son, Richard of Lexington; four daughters, Dorothy Erickson and Diana Johnson, both of Hastings, Delores Folkerts of Bruning and Darlene Fry of Beaver Crossing; one sister, Helen Kroeger of Omaha; 18 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Iva M. Larkins
Former Doniphan resident Iva M. (Carlson) Spangenberg Larkins, 86, of Grand Island died Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island with the Rev. C. Roger Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home in Grand Island.
Mrs. Larkins was born July 19, 1910, to Carl and Lula (Herbig) Carlson in Dannebrog. She graduated as valedictorian from Doniphan High School in 1928. She attended St. Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island and Hastings College. In June 1933 she marri ed R. Starr Spangenberg in Doniphan. They lived in Grand Island. Her husband died in 1964. She married Marshall Larkins. He died in 1985.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Order of the Eastern Star Andrew Chapter No. 41, of which she was worthy matron, and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was a past president of the PTA.
Survivors are one daughter, Jeanette Adrian of Hastings; one brother, Aubrey Carlson of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a brother.
Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, Hastings College or the Eastern Star in Plattsmouth.
Erma A. Herredsberg
Smith Center, Kan., resident Erma Alfreda Herredsberg, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at Community Care of Smith Center.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Simmons Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Arden Roush officiating. Burial will be in Price Cemetery at Lebanon, Kan. Visitation until services at the funeral home.
Mrs. Herredsberg was born Feb. 14, 1906, in Smith County, Kan. She was a homemaker.
Survivors are three sons, John, Alfred and James, all of Lebanon, Kan.; three brothers, Joe Rorabaugh and Walter Rorabaugh, both of Caldwell, Ind., and Gene Rorabaugh of Concord, Calif.; two sisters, Wilma Cuthbertson of Woodland, Calif., and Winifred Post of Boise, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of the Heartland.
Alvin J. Patterson
Hastings resident Alvin J. Patterson, 54, of 311 W. Fifth St. died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services are pending with Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.
Donald S. Lewis
Hastings resident Donald Sabin Lewis, 79, of 402 S. Sewell Ave. died Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with the Rev. Alvin E. Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery at Red Cloud.
Mr. Lewis was born June 17, 1917, to Guy Henry and Grace Matilda (Sabin) Lewis in Jewell County, Kan. He grew up in Highland Township in Kansas. He attended rural school. He operated a turkey farm. On May 4, 1943, he married Rosalie C. Mullen in Great Bend , Kan. They lived in Bladen. He was a heavy equipment operator doing land leveling and dam construction. In 1954 they moved to Hastings. He continued in the construction business. From 1954-74 he raised chinchillas. His wife died Nov. 29, 1985. On Dec. 11, 1986, he married Audrey Marsac. They lived in Hastings.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Douglas M. of Hastings and Darrell E. of Scottsbluff; one sister, Doris Brady of Huntington, Ind.; one brother, Delbert of Red Cloud; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
Memorials may be given to the family.
J. Marie McKevitt
Superior resident J. Marie (Andersen) McKevitt, 84, died Monday, Sept. 16, 1996, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Centennial Lutheran Church in Superior with the Rev. Paul Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Mrs. McKevitt was born Oct. 23, 1911, to Marinus and Ane Catherine (Iversen) Andersen in Hardy. She graduated from Superior High School in 1930. She attended summer sessions at Kearney State College. She was a teacher in the Superior rural area for 14 year s. On Dec. 28, 1940, she married Timothy Harold McKevitt. He died Jan. 3, 1990.
She was a member of Centennial Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school for 13 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League since 1945. She was a member of the VFW and American Legion auxiliaries and was association secretary for the Ladies Evergreen Cemetery Association for 17 years.
Survivors are one daughter, Ruth Ann Moore of Hastings; one brother, Kenneth Andersen of Superior; and two grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a brother.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Kathryn S. Scott
Hastings resident Kathryn S. (DeJung) Scott, 41, of 1122 W. Fourth St. died Monday, Sept. 16, 1996, at her home.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today and services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. David Bourek officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is until 6 p.m. today at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Scott was born Jan. 16, 1955, to Alvin and Marilyn (Buttell) DeJung in Hastings. She graduated from Clay Center High School in 1973. She received a licensed practical nurse certificate from Good Samaritan Nursing School in Kearney. She worked as a LP N at Mary Lanning Hospital and for 12 years at Hastings Regional Center. She also worked part-time at Harvard Rest Haven while working at the Regional Center. She retired due to ill health.
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Survivors are two sons, Michael T. and Greg A., both of Hastings; her mother and stepfather, Marilyn and Marvin Zurmiller of Hastings; three sisters, Pat Ratzlaff and Sandy Johnson, both of Hastings, and Donna Deines of Fairfield; and three brothers, Steve DeJung and Tim DeJung, both of Clay Center, and Kenny DeJung of Fort Covington, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Alvin J. Patterson
Hastings resident Alvin J. Patterson, 54, 311 W. Fifth St. died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Hal Smith officiating. Visitations are 5-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Patterson was born Nov. 1, 1941, to Lawrence and Caroline (Lattimer) Patterson in Lebanon, Kan. He was stationed in Germany with Army Special Weapons for 17 years. On April 18, 1970, he married Gisela Brand. He moved to Hastings in 1985. He was a forem an at Golden Triangle Lumber.
Survivors are his wife; his mother of Red Cloud; one sister, Carol Wahl of Inavale; and one brother, Lawrence K. of Seward.
He was preceded in death by his father.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family.
Gene W. Danehey
Cowles resident Gene W. Danehey, 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at Community Care of Blue Hill.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and services are 10 a.m. Friday, both at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Stanley Schieffer officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery at Red Cloud.
Mr. Danehey was born Nov. 14, 1912, to Patrick and Margaret (Lalley) Danehey in Lawrence. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1930. He ranched near Alliance for 11 years. In 1946, he returned to the Lawrence area to farm. On Oct. 4, 1949, he married Dora Dye. They moved to a farm northwest of Cowles where he farmed and raised livestock. In May 1994 he moved to Community Care of Blue Hill.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Jane Brooks of Chadsford, Pa., and Nancy Claar of Sheldon, Iowa; four sons, Tom of Dallas, Texas, Pat of Bladen, Bob of Cowles and Mike of Red Cloud; one sister, Elnor Collins of Hastings; one brother, Donald of Grand Island; and 14 grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Rita R. Uhrich
Hastings resident Rita R. (Richter) Uhrich, 53, of 2100 S. Wabash Ave. died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church with the Rev. Carl H. Rehwaldt officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Uhrich was born July 3, 1943, to Ernest H. and Yvonne (White) Richter in Hastings. At a young age she moved with her parents to Kearney. She graduated from Kearney High School. She attended Kearney State College. In 1962 she returned to Hastings. She was a lab technician at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. In 1981 she began working as a mail clerk at the Hastings Post Office. She later transferred to the Grand Island Post Office. On June 29, 1985, she married John J. Uhrich in Hastings.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Rachelle Phillips of Juniata; one stepson, John W. Uhrich of Hastings; one stepdaughter, Pam Lutz of Hastings; two brothers, Roger Richter of Elkhorn and David Richter of San Diego, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church or the donor's choice.
Erma V. Brown
Former Mankato, Kan., resident Erma Velma (Gouldie) Brown, 79, of Salina, Kan., died Friday, Sept. 20, 1996, at Kenwood View in Salina.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mankato with the Rev. Thaddeus Hinkle officiating. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Melby Mortuary in Mankato.
Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 10, 1917, to Stephen and Jennie (Reed) Gouldie in Smith County, Kan. She attended school in rural Smith County. She moved to Kenwood View in Salina in 1990.
She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Mankato.
Survivors are one sister, Mabel Jennings of Lebanon, Kan.; and one brother, Evert Gouldie of Agra, Kan.