Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Norma E. Endorf
Former Franklin County resident Norma E. (Mason) Endorf, 78, of Grand Island died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1995, at Lakeview Nursing Center in Grand Island.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Grand Island with the Rev. Herbert Schutte officiating. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. at Upland Cemetery at Upland. There will be no visitation. Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home of Grand Island is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Endorf was born Dec. 23, 1916, to Fred and Minnie (Steinke) Mason in Upland. She graduated from Upland High School in 1934. On Oct. 31, 1936, she married Reuben G. Endorf in St. Paul. They lived in Campbell where they owned and operated Endorf General Store until 1962 when they moved to Grand Island. Her husband died Feb. 7, 1978.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mary Lou Jordan of Lincoln, Brenda Johnson of Stromsburg and Judith Endorf of Grand Island; one son, Stuart of Grand Island; one sister, Lucille Choquette of Campbell; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two sons, Paul and an infant.

Edna M. Gettmann
Hastings resident Edna Marie (Herbst) Gettmann, 84, of 830 N. Pine Ave. died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1995, at Haven Home in Kenesaw.
Services are 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cem-etery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gettmann was born Oct. 21, 1910, to Paul and Katherine (Bauer) Herbst in Hastings. She grew up in Hastings and graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1928. After graduation she worked as a sales lady and floor manager at Montgomery Wards for many years. On July 16, 1932, she married William F. Gettmann.
She was a former member of New York Avenue Congregational Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, choir member and a member of Young Peoples League. She transferred to First United Methodist Church in 1940.
Survivors are her husband; and one brother, Walter P. Herbst of Yuma, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
Memorials may be given to the family.

Edmund Bitterman
Former Sutton resident Edmund Bitterman, 85, of Schuyler died Monday, Oct. 16, 1995, at Memorial Hospital in Fremont.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Federated Church in Sutton with the Rev. Rod Dunkerson officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bitterman was born March 24, 1910, to Balthaser and Rosina (Hofmann) Bittermann in Gregory, S.D. He attended school in Sutton. On Sept. 19, 1937, he married Sara Rauscher in Sutton. She died March 10, 1987. He worked as a butcher and farmer for a short time. He then worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 32 years, working on a section crew and later as a section foreman. He had lived in various nursing homes the past five years.
He was a member of the Federated Church and a past member of the church's Bible study group, Lions Club and Sutton Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors are one daughter, Barbara Bieber of Schuyler; one son, Ron of Omaha; two sisters, Rosine Wach and Sophie Trautman, both of Sutton; two brothers, Ben of Lincoln and Joe of Loveland, Colo.; and three grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to the family.

Richard C. Danielson
Former Upland resident Richard C. Danielson, 89, of Kearney died Monday, Oct. 16, 1995, at his home.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary chapel in Kearney with the Rev. C.J. Willis officiating. Burial will be in Upland Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8:30 p.m. Thursday and until services Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Danielson was born July 31, 1906, to Daniel E. and Martina (Larsen) Danielson on a farm near Osco in Kearney County. He attended Zyba School. He moved with his family to a farm near Upland. He attended School District 45 in Franklin County. On Sept. 23, 1930, he married Elsie Verleen Davis. She died Aug. 2, 1946. On Jan. 2, 1962, he married Alice Miner in Kearney. He farmed in the Upland area for many years and later operated heavy equipment for road construction in Franklin County. He retired in 1973 and moved to Kearney. He was employed part time by the Kearney Parks Department.
He was a past member of the Eagles Club in Kearney.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Marlin of Davenport, Iowa, and Delmar of Taylor, Ariz.; one stepdaughter, Betty De LaMotte of Gibbon; two sisters, Goldie Johnson of Hastings and Elliene Christensen of Minden; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by one stepdaughter and one sister.
Memorials may be given to Faith United Methodist Church in Kearney.

Nicholas J. 'Nick' Eckhardt
Holstein resident Nicholas J. "Nick" Eckhardt, 13, died Monday, Oct. 16, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 3:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Holstein with the Rev. Gregory Brown officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery at Holstein. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home in Kenesaw.
Nick was born April 5, 1982, to Marlon and Teresa (Bergstrom) Eckhardt in Hastings. He attended elementary school at Holstein. He was an eighth-grader at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School where he was a member of the football team and played a trumpet in the band.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and 4-H, both in Holstein.
Survivors are his parents and siblings, Elizabeth and Jeremy; and his grandparents, Helen Bergstrom of Wilcox and Frank and Odean Eckhardt of Holstein.
He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Merrill Bergstrom.
Memorials may be given to the family.

Helen A. Holland
Former Hastings resident Helen Anne (Turner) Holland, 80, of Norman, Okla., died Monday, Oct. 16, 1995, at Norman Regional Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Norman with the Rev. Dr. Glenn Doak Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Warren Cemetery. Mayes Funeral Directors of Norman are in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Holland was born May 7, 1915, to Harry DeVaughn and Helen Anne (Ingalls) Turner in Cairo. She grew up in Cairo where she attended school. She graduated from Hastings College in 1936 with a bachelor's degree. She taught school at Elm Creek. While living in Hastings she learned to fly. She worked at Hastings College as a counselor. She later worked as a reporter at the Hastings Tribune. She was a ferry pilot in World War II. She also was a Red Cross volunteer in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. After the war she moved to Norman.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Norman and served as a deacon. She volunteered with the Big Sister program and Meals on Wheels and sponsored an international foster child. She co-founded Juvenile Services Inc. and the Helpline Service, now run by United Way of Norman. She was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters from Hastings College in 1970. She served on many boards.
Survivors are her husband, John; one son, Martin T. of Norman; two daughters, Catherine Holland Petersen of Norman and Bets Holland Lundeen of Loveland, Colo.; one brother, Harry Turner of Grand Island; one stepsister, Permelia McIver of Arvada, Colo.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Martha and one grandchild.
Memorials may be given to The Juvenile Service Inc., 1 West Gray, Norman, OK 73069 or Hastings College.

Cecil J. Johnson
Minden resident Cecil J. Johnson, 79, died Monday, Oct. 16, 1995, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. Johnson was born Aug. 13, 1916, to Jens and Lillie (Nielsen) Johnson in Kearney County. He attended Zyba Country School. On Dec. 15, 1939, he married Doris Smith. They farmed southeast of Minden in the Osco area. In 1974, he retired and moved into Minden. He became a crop-hail adjuster and ran the Johnson Insurance Agency until 1986.
He was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Betty Royse of Holdrege; one son, Kenneth of Kearney; two foster children, Linda Dahlheim of Minden and Terry Johnson of Omaha; two sisters, Evelyn Sorensen of Minden and Lori Allard of Holdrege; one brother, Eugene of Hastings; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mildred A. Baumann
Grafton resident Mildred A. Baumann, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1995, at Henderson Community Hospital in Henderson.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grafton. Burial will be in Grafton Cemetery. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Baumann was born May 6, 1915, to Jacob and Anna (Everts) Baumann near Grafton. She graduated from Grafton High School. She attended a beauty school and then opened a beauty shop in Geneva. She later worked at Baumann Grocery in Grafton.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and Lutheran Ladies' Society.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Pearl M. Guthrie
Hastings resident Pearl M. (Krabel) Guthrie, 98, of 1139 W. Third St. died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1995, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Burial will be in Juniata Cemetery at Juniata.
Mrs. Guthrie was born Sept. 3, 1897, to John F. and Mary (Johnson) Krabel in Trumbull. She attended business college and began working for Stewart and Smith Plumbing. After raising her family, she was a housekeeper at Clarke Hotel for 22 years and then a dietitian-cook at Hastings Regional Center until retiring in 1969.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Deloris Gunderson of Hastings and Joyce Hueske of Larkspur, Colo.; one son, Wayne of Hastings; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion, Wing 400.

Doris M. Hines
Former Kenesaw resident Doris May Hines, 78, of Sterling, Colo., died Friday, Oct. 13, 1995, at Sterling Regional MedCenter in Sterling.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Kenesaw Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Casey officiating. The remains were cremated. Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home of Kenesaw is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Hines was born Oct. 22, 1916, to Edward G. and Pearl M. (Jaco) Hines in Kenesaw. She graduated from Kenesaw High School and attended Hastings College for two years. She was a food service manager at Hesteds Co. In the early 1970s she moved to Sterling where she worked for the school district as a food service manager. She retired in the early 1980s.

Leo L. Carroll
Hastings resident Leo L. Carroll, 64, of Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion died Saturday, Oct. 14, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Lawrence McClure officiating. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Winner Cemetery in Winner, S.D., with the Rev. Thomas Gosser officiating.
Mr. Carroll was born Jan. 10, 1931, to Leslie L. and Clara E. (Hedlund) Carroll in Carter, S.D. On April 20, 1955, he married Twila M. Wempe. They later divorced. In 1964, he moved from Winner to Hastings. He was a manager at Gibson Discount City in Hastings for many years.
Survivors are one daughter, Cindy Jo Huber of Aurora; two sons, Michael Le of Clay Center and Steven Leslie of Hastings; two sisters, Evelyn Stober of Winner and Isula Charbonneau of Hot Springs, S.D.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Memorials may be given to the family.

Arnold W. Kramer
Former Blue Hill resident Arnold W. Kramer, 62, of Grand Island died Sunday, Oct. 15, 1995, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in Grand Island with the Rev. Howard Rasmussen officiating. Burial will be in Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Kramer was born Nov. 14, 1932, to Fredrick and Dagney (Turmo) Kramer at the Southbranch parsonage in Bradish (Boone County). He received his early education in Bradish. In 1941, he moved with his family to Newman Grove where he continued his education. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1949-53. On Sept. 7, 1952, he married Norma VanGorden in Newman Grove. They lived in Omaha and Lincoln before moving to Blue Hill in 1974. He served as postmaster for 11 years. He retired after serving with the postal service for 33 years. They moved to Grand Island in 1994.
He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Grand Island.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Steve of Grand Island; one daughter, Karen Davis of Grand Island; his mother and stepfather, Dagney and Rueben Johnson of Newman Grove; three brothers, Loran of Kimball, Ken of Moncks Corner, S.C., and Don of Fort Worth, Texas; five sisters, Lois Klassen of Minden, Helen Hollis of Newman Grove, Ruth Holthusen of Arlington, Minn., Dorothy Wright of Omaha and Kathy Shotkoski of St. Edward; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to Calvary Lutheran Church.

Leona Kothe
Hastings resident Leona (Tanner) Kothe, 78, died Monday, Oct. 16, 1995, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church southwest of Hastings with the Rev. Clinton L. McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kothe was born March 30, 1917, to Milon and Rose (Huckfelt) Tanner in Hastings. She married Eddie Kothe. He died April 3, 1971. She was a lifelong resident of Hastings and a homemaker.
Survivors are three sons, Paul and Orville, both of Roseland, and Don of Shickley; three sisters, Helen Uhrmacher of Superior, Laura Sliger of Panorama City, Calif., and Violet Clipper of Bakersfield, Calif.; one brother, Vernon Tanner of Little Falls, Minn.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers and one grandchild.
Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Kiley Jo Lovgren
Kiley Jo Lovgren, 2-month-old daughter of former Clay County residents Eric and Janice (Matticks) Lovgren of Omaha, died Friday Oct. 13, 1995, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center with the Rev. Jack Eske officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.
Kiley was born July 24, 1995, in Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
Survivors are her parents; her grandparents, Wayne and Janene Lovgren of Clay Center, Robert and Shirley Matticks of Fairfield and Todd and Jean Kimminau of Superior; and her great-grandmother, Leona Lovgren of Harvard.
Memorials may be given to the family.

Leverle O. Shipley
Nelson resident Leverle O. Shipley, 86, died Friday, Oct. 13, 1995, at his home.
Services were to be at 10:30 a.m. today at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home chapel in Nelson with the Rev. Royce Buchtel officiating. Burial was planned in Nelson Cemetery near Nelson.
Mr. Shipley was born July 24, 1909, to Clause and Grace (Adams) Shipley in Oak. He attended Oak School. On May 20, 1937, he married Mable Dunken in Smith Center, Kan. He farmed in the Angus area, later moving to a farm northwest of Nelson. In 1964, he moved into Nelson. He worked for Nuckolls County Maintenance Department for 22 years. His wife died March 8, 1994.
He was a past member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Nelson.
Survivors are four daughters, Judith Kubicek of Schuyler, Carol Biltoft of Nora, Coleen Meyer of Lexington and Susan Shuck of Angus; one son, Michael of Monument, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, a grandchild and a great-grandchild.

Lydia Kottmeyer
Former Guide Rock resident Lydia (Mueller) Kottmeyer, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 1995, at Good Samaritan Center in Superior.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church north of Superior with the Rev. Michael Osberg officiating. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Mrs. Kottmeyer was born May 25, 1906, to William and Mary (Grummert) Mueller in rural Plymouth. In 1908 she moved with her family to a farm south of Nelson. She attended rural school and Salem Lutheran School. On Dec. 9, 1926, she married Fredrick H. Kottmeyer at Salem Lutheran Church. They farmed northwest of Superior. In 1928, they moved to a farm northwest of Bostwick. Her husband died in 1948. She continued to live on the farm until moving to Good Samaritan Center in 1991.
Survivors are two daughters, Ruby Sund of Guide Rock and Nancy Hall of Wymore; two sons, Roy of Guide Rock and Fred of Broken Bow; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Ray; five brothers and one sister.

LeAnna M. Pedersen
Hastings resident LeAnna M. (Hansen) Pedersen, 61, of 131 E. Park St. died Saturday, Oct. 14, 1995, at her home.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Duane Nyce officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Pedersen was born March 4, 1934, to Lowell and Helen (Rutt) Hansen in Upland.
She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are two sons, Ronald Granlund and Michael Pedersen, both of Hastings; her mother of Hastings; and one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorials may be given to the family.


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