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Marie C. Kempkes
Campbell resident Marie C. (Breault) Kempkes, 95, died Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, at Grandview Manor Nursing Home in Campbell. Wake services are 10 a.m. and services 10:30 a.m., both Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Campbell with the Rev. James Schrader officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery. Campbell Funeral Home of Campbell is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Kempkes was born Feb. 16, 1901, to Wilfred and Amedea (Champoux) Breault in Franklin County. On April 5, 1926, she married John Kempkes in Campbell. She was a lifetime resident of the Campbell area. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors are one son, Romaine of Campbell; one brother, Alfred Breault of Campbell; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family.

Stanley B. Jarzynka
Harvard resident Stanislaus Bernardum "Stanley Ben" Jarzynka, 73, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Harvard with the Revs. Bernard Lorenz and Victor Derwinski officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Harvard Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until rosary Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Jarzynka was born March 26, 1923, to Antonio and Antonia (Badura) Jarzynka in Howard County. He operated the family farm. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Saipan and Okinawa from 1943-45. He received two Purple Hearts. He farmed near Hazard from 1945-50. On Aug. 21, 1950, he married Avis Ivalon "Ivy" Rollins. From 1951-67 he worked for Morrison and Quirk. He worked for Juniata Co-op and later Farmers Union Co-op in Harvard. He retired in 1983. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and VFW Post No. 5539, both of Harvard, and the American Legion. Survivors are his wife; six sons, Stan "Bub," Milton, Tony and Paul "Rick," all of Harvard, Kevin of Seward and Mike of Puyallup, Wash.; two daughters, Linda Griess of Sutton and Cynthia Sheid of Hastings; two sisters, Ernestine Tesmer of Goodland, Kan., and Esther Miller of Omaha; four brothers, Charles of North Platte, Emmett of Cairo and Roman and Clifford, both of Hastings; and 22 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Lynn Marie; three sisters and one brother. Memorials may be given to the family.

Dora R. Ostdiek
Former Lawrence resident Dora R. (Rempe) Ostdiek, 95, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Revs. John Ostdiek, Gilbert Ostdiek and Dennis Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Lincoln. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln and 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at Merten-Butler Mortuary in Lawrence. Mrs. Ostdiek was born Nov. 20, 1900, to Frank and Theresa (Buescher) Rempe in Lawrence. She married Henry S. Ostdiek. He preceded her in death. She moved to GSV Villa Grace from Lincoln. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lincoln and a life member of the Altar Society. Survivors are five sons, the Rev. John of Crowley, Texas, Arnold of Bridgeport, the Rev. Gilbert of Chicago, Francis of Dayton, Ohio, and Arthur of Abingdon, Va.; five daughters, Mildred Herz of Lawrence, Anita Conway of Martell, Sister Lenore Ostdiek of Stacyville, Iowa, Jovita Schneider of Liberty, Ill., and Clara Lou Bricker of Salem, Ore.; 46 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Verna E. Albers
Hastings resident Verna Eleanore (Boden) Albers, 76, of 711 Circle A died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at her home. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Leroy Albers officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Albers was born July 24, 1920, to John and Ella (Schmidt) Boden in Sterling. On July 17, 1936, he married Elwyn "Hienie" Albers. They moved to Hastings in 1938. Her husband died Dec. 1, 1989. She worked at Dale's Cafe, Dalton's Cafe and the Eagles. She also worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot from 1945-52. She was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 592 Auxiliary. Survivors are one daughter, Joyce "Babe" Portz of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Eldon of Hastings; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by three brothers, two of which were infants, and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to the family.

Lilly E. Tietjen
Deshler resident Lilly E. (Schleufer) Tietjen, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler. Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Byron with the Rev. David Nordstrom officiating. Burial was planned in St. John Lutheran Cemetery near Byron. Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral home of Belleville, Kan., was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Tietjen was born Jan. 26, 1913, to Otto and Ella (Allermann) Schleufer in rural Republic County, Kan. On Feb. 4, 1934, she married Theodore Tietjen. He died Aug. 21, 1973. She was a lifelong resident of the Deshler and Byron areas. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and Byron Busy Bees Extension Club. Survivors are one son, Theodore Jr. of Grant; two daughters, Gladys Tietjen of Chester and Gloria Mason of Elkhorn; one sister, Anita Tietjen of Deshler; and five grandchildren.

Gayle K. Schlegel
Hastings resident Gayle K. Schlegel, 63, of 1301 E. Seventh St. died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with Herb Scott and the Rev. W.C. Westman officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Schlegel was born Aug. 21, 1933, to Bert C. and Opal (Wright) Schlegel in McCook. He attended McCook High School. He entered the National Guard in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1952-56. He returned to Nebraska and worked for various construction companies. On Dec. 28, 1963, he married Norma J. Griffin. They lived in North Platte. In 1973 they moved to Glenvil. They moved to Hastings in 1984. In 1975 he received an associate's degree in waste water treatment from Central Community College-Hastings. He was a superintendent for waste water treatment at the Hastings Utilities Pollution Control Center. He was a member of VFW No. 10562 and a life member of American Legion Post No. 11, both of Hastings. Survivors are his wife; one son, Clinton of Hastings; two stepdaughters, Joanie Lea Coleman and Bobby Ann Sporing; his father; his mother, Opal Parker; two sisters, Jean Sears of Greeley, Colo., and Kathi Witt of Ottawa, Kan.; four half brothers, Gene Schlegel, Dean Schlegel, Clifford Schlegel and Albert Schlegel; one half sister, Lena Hernandez; and nine grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Harold C. Ramsey
Broken Bow resident Harold C. Ramsey, 79, died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, in Broken Bow. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Govier Brothers Funeral Home chapel in Broken Bow. Burial will be in Merna Cemetery near Merna. Survivors are one daughter, Wanda Frank of Hastings; two sons; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Taylor rites
Services for rural Minden resident Emery Taylor, 80, who died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at his home are 2 p.m. Friday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

Fern L. Primm
Former Lowell resident Fern L. (Wendling) Primm, 82, of Shelton died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Shelton with the Rev. Timothy Parker officiating. Burial will be in Shelton Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Godberson Mortuary of Shelton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Primm was born Aug. 6, 1914, to Charles and Bertha (Kuehnast) Wendling on a farm near Lowell. She grew up on the farm and attended rural school. She worked at various jobs in the Hastings area. On Feb. 4, 1943, she married Thomas Primm in Minden. They lived in the Lowell area. They later farmed in various central Nebraska towns where he also was an implement mechanic. In 1965 they moved to Shelton. Her husband died in January. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Survivors are one son, Tony of Roseland; one daughter, Patty Primm of Shelton; two sisters, Gladys Duker of Kenesaw and Hazel Wendling of Hastings; and two grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Ted E. Acton Sr.
Liberty resident Ted E. Acton Sr., 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996, at his home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mission Creek Presbyterian Church southeast of Liberty. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. McLaughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home of Wymore is in charge of arrangements. Survivors are his wife; one son, Ted Jr. of Hastings; one daughter; and five grandchildren. Kyle and Jeremy Smith Kyle and Jeremy Smith, twin sons of Jacob and Jan (Lipovsky) Smith of Lincoln where stillborn Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, in Lincoln. Graveside services were Saturday at Fairfield Cemetery at Fairfield with the Rev. Robert Matya officiating. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center was in charge of arrangements. Survivors are their parents; and grandparents, including Edward and Lorene Lipovsky of Fairfield.

Kyle and Jeremy Smith
Kyle and Jeremy Smith, twin sons of Jacob and Jan (Lipovsky) Smith of Lincoln where stillborn Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, in Lincoln. Graveside services were Saturday at Fairfield Cemetery at Fairfield with the Rev. Robert Matya officiating. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center was in charge of arrangements. Survivors are their parents; and grandparents, including Edward and Lorene Lipovsky of Fairfield.

Michael C. Rogers
Nixa, Mo., resident Michael C. Rogers, 27, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, at his home. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ralston. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel of Omaha is in charge of arrangements. Survivors are his wife, Michelle (Lewis), formerly of Hastings; one son; his parents; one sister; one brother; and grandparents.

Emery L. Taylor
Rural Minden resident Emery LeRoy Taylor, 80, died Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, at his home. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery with military rites provided by American Legion Post No. 94 of Minden. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today at Layton Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Taylor was born July 4, 1916, to Roy and Bertha (Wirth) Taylor in Minden. He grew up in the Minden area. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He farmed south of Minden. He was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church of Minden. Survivors are two brothers, Wayne of Eugene, Ore., and Willis of Minden; and two sisters, Agnes Linder of Omaha and Eleanor Trine of Minden. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Cecelia M. Hendricksen
Monday, Oct. 28, 1996
Former Holstein resident Cecelia M. Hendricksen, 94, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace. Services are pending with Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home of Kenesaw.

Opal Caylor
Concordia, Kan., resident Opal Caylor, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato, Kan. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Melby Mortuary chapel in Mankato with Rev. George Sills officiating. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Concordia. Visitation Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home until time of services. Mrs. Caylor was born Sept. 3, 1910, to Bert and Anna (Moxter) Hillman in Cawker City, Kan. She graduated from Concordia High School in 1929. On Feb. 14, 1933, she married John Caylor. She was a homemaker. She had moved to Mankato one week prior to her death. Survivors are her husband; one son, Jerald Caylor of Mankato; one sister, AnnaLee McGinnis of Concordia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care in Mankato.

Robert H. Carie
Superior resident Robert H. Carie, 68, died Thursday, Oct. 31, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with Rev. Jon Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Superior. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Carie was born March 15, 1928, to Phinas and Eathle Daisy (Peak) Carie in Flagler, Colo. He married Louise Lindgren in Nelson. He owned and operated a trash hauling service in Superior for many years. Survivors are his wife; and one sister, Marge Meyer of Grove, Okla.

M. Loretta Bowers
Hastings resident M. Loretta (Bunton) Bowers, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. W.C. Westman officiating. Burial will be in Kenesaw Cemetery at Kenesaw. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bowers was born Oct. 5, 1906, to Rueben and Isabelle (Jay) Bunton in Kenesaw. On Jan. 30, 1974, she married Ralph Bowers. He died Dec. 28, 1995. She was a housekeeper at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital for 15 years. Survivors are two daughters, Isabelle Davis of Fairfield and Patricia Wilson of Braymer, Mo.; two stepdaughters; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Marilyn Book; and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Hospice.

Cherrie L. Hansel
Former Hastings resident Cherrie L. (Schmidt) Hansel, 58, of Lincoln died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, in Lincoln. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln with the Rev. Ted Janzow officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Park Mausoleum in Lincoln. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Lincoln. Mrs. Hansel was born Oct. 26, 1938, to Otto and Bertha (Weber) Schmidt in Beatrice. She was an accounting clerk for the state of Nebraska. She married Gary W. Hansel. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and South Lincoln Sertoma. Survivors are one son, Kirk of Broken Bow; one daughter, Kimberly Bock of Lincoln; her mother of Beatrice; one brother, Norman Schmidt of Cortland; one sister, Rae Yott of Lincoln; and four grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her father. Memorials may be given to Helping Hands Preschool at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Jennifer D. Claus
Sutton resident Jennifer Dawn Claus, 17, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in a one-car accident northeast of Saronville. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kohler Mortuary in Sutton. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sutton with the Rev. Thaddeus Bryl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery south of Sutton. Miss Claus was born June 6, 1979, to Don J. and Ann E. (Foltz) Claus in Aurora. She attended Sutton Public Schools. She was a food service worker at Sutton Community Home. Survivors are her mother and stepfather, Ann and John Staub of Panama City, Fla.; father and stepmother, Don and Dawn Claus of Sutton; one sister, Mandi Cummins of Sutton; grandparents, Pat Bourke of Sutton, and Monte and Marge Longacre of Wakefield, Kan.; and great-grandparents, Anton and Dorothy Jacque of Shickley. Memorials may be given to the family.

JoAnne Williamson
Former Harvard area resident JoAnne (Rath) Williamson, 63, of Gothenburg died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at a hospital in Gothenburg. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church north of Gothenburg with the Rev. Nels Ritola officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Blase Memorial Chapel Inc. in Gothenburg. Mrs. Williamson was born May 10, 1933, to Howard Alexander and Martha Viola (Tessman) Rath in Eldorado. She graduated from Harvard High School. She attended Kearney Teachers College. She taught school in Sidney, Paxton and Denver. On Aug. 28, 1957, she married Conrad "Chuck" Williamson in Denver. They operated a locker plant from 1967-77. They moved to Gothenburg where they operated Bar W Lounge until 1981. In 1983 they moved to McCook from Cozad. They operated the Speak Easy Lounge. In 1993 they returned to Gothenburg. Her husband died July 6, 1994. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors are one daughter, Jackie Anderson of Gothenburg; one son, Keith of Gothenburg; five sisters, Maxine Edwards of North Platte, Eleanor Klassoff of Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada, Thelma Wagner of Rapid City, S.D., and DeLores Yost and LaVonne Fitzke, both of Harvard; and six grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one brother. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society.

Gertrude S. Wiedel
Hebron resident Gertrude S. Wiedel, 94, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in Hebron. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home chapel in Hebron. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hebron with the Rev. Patrick J. Lyons officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Wiedel was born Dec. 12, 1901, in Steinauer. She married John A. Wiedel. He preceded her in death. Survivors are two sons, Harry and Eugene, both of Hebron; one daughter, Geraldine Hergott of Mission, Texas; 26 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family.

E.C. 'Chris' Larsen
Hastings resident E.C. "Chris" Larsen, 87, of Good Samaritan Village Goldbeck Towers died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at GSV All Saints Chapel with the Rev. John Lee Ross officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8-11 a.m. Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home. Mr. Larsen was born March 31, 1909, to Peter and Christine (Christiansen) Larsen in Taars, Denmark. On June 4, 1936, he married Nona Schow. She died April 28, 1992. He retired as a machinist from Swift & Co. He was a member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and was a 50-year member of John J. Mercer Masonic Lodge in Omaha. Survivors are one daughter, Christine Goble of Boulder, Colo.; three sons, Charles of Dell, Mont., Harvey of Orting, Wash., and Walter of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Osborne.

Donna R. Crocker
Hastings resident Donna R. (Gordon) Price Crocker, 65, of No. 12 Avalon Lane died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral with the Very Rev. John P. Bartholomew officiating. Committal will be in All Soul's Chapel in St. Mark's. There will be no visitation or viewing. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Crocker was born Oct. 30, 1931, to Nathan and N. Fay (Epps) Gordon in Stratton. She graduated from Springfield (Mo.) High School. She later majored in music. She moved to Hastings from Scottsbluff. She married Roy Crocker. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral and American Legion Post No. 11 Auxiliary. She taught tole painting. Survivors are her husband; three sons, Steve Price of Denver, Tim Price of Hastings and Mike Price of Chehalis, Wash.; one daughter, Cheri Reiselman of Bremerton, Wash.; two stepsons, Clark Crocker of Kansas and Joe Crocker of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be given to the family.

Jennie Palmblade
Minden resident Jennie (Arnold) Palmblade, 86, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Kearney County Health Services in Minden. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Layton Funeral Home chapel in Minden with the Rev. Bill Jardine officiating. The remains were cremated. Burial will be at a later date in Minden Cemetery. Mrs. Palmblade was born Feb. 28, 1910, to Clifford and Dona (Arent) Arnold in Minden. She grew up in the Minden area. She graduated from Minden High School, Hastings Business College and Kearney State College. She married Roger Palmblade. She worked for the gas company and later ran a general merchandise store in Minden. Her husband died in 1982. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge in Minden. She is survived by one sister, Clara Stadler of Minden.

Henry Thaden
Hastings resident Henry Thaden, 104, of 1238 N. California Ave. died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Donald E. Boeschen officiating. Burial will be in Glenvil Cemetery at Glenvil. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Thaden was born July 10, 1892, to Harm and Ella Thaden on the family farm south of Doniphan. He attended Doniphan area schools and Hastings College. On April 24, 1918, he married Catherine Marie Post in Glenvil. They farmed and raised livestock in the Doniphan and Giltner areas for many years. In 1950 they moved to Hastings. His wife died in 1977. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Survivors are two daughters, Phyllis Rice and Eleanor Poen, both of Hastings; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and three infant siblings. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Donald H. Anderson
Former Hastings resident Donald H. Anderson, 82, of Sutherlin, Ore., died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at his nephew's home in Sutherlin. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Judith Allen officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. There will be no viewing or visitation. Mr. Anderson was born June 15, 1914, to George and Jessie Anderson in Hastings. He owned and operated dress shops, second hand stores, apartment rentals and other real estate in Hastings. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His wife, Wauneta V., died in 1971. He also was preceded in death by two brothers.

William M. Kearney
Warrenton, Va., resident retired Col. William Michael Kearney, 81, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, in Warrenton. Services were to be today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton. Additional services are Nov. 15 at Fort Meyer Chapel. Burial with military rites will be in Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington, Va. Moser Funeral Home of Warrenton is in charge of arrangements. Survivors are his wife; three sons, including W. Michael "Mike" of Hastings; one sister; and six grandchildren.

Grace Mittan
Superior resident Grace (Dain) Mittan, 103, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Tom Hinshaw officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Hebron. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Mittan was born March 6, 1893, to Olin Allen and Josephine (Beckley) Dain in Fairfield. At the age of 3 she moved to Hebron with her family. On Oct. 31, 1911, she married Jesse Mittan. They lived in Hebron. Her husband died July 1, 1977. She moved to Good Samaritan Center in Superior 18 years ago. Survivors are six sons, Hubert of Alda, Gordon of Engelwood, Colo., James of Saraland, Ala., Richard of Arvada, Colo., Melvin of Tilden and Thomas of Broken Bow; three daughters, Helen Barger of Omaha, Grace Brockhoff of Genoa and Lois Stierwalt of Superior; two sisters in California; 34 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by three sons, Donald, Russell and John; one daughter, Frieda Torring; and several siblings. Memorials may be given to the family.

Mickala R. Gehle
Mickala Rene'e Gehle, 1-day-old daughter of Michael and Tammy (Imler) Gehle of Hardy, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, in Omaha. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church Friedensau near Hebron with the Rev. Duane Simonson officiating. Burial will be in Chester Cemetery at Chester. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home in Hebron and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Mickala was born Nov. 2, 1996, in Hastings. Survivors are her parents; grandparents, Rockey and Jeanne Imler of Clay Center, Myron and Connie Gehle of Byron and Marla and Del Braithwait of Hebron; and great-grandparents, Threasa Vap of Glenvil, Norma Imler of Juniata, and Edwin and Hazel Hoops of Chester. Memorials may be given to the family.

Christine Schwartzkopf
Hastings resident Christine (Pauley) Schwartzkopf, 97, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Steve Markle officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Schwartzkopf was born Oct. 3, 1899, to Peter and Katherine Pauley in Norga, Russia. She came to the United States with her parents at the age of 7. She attended school in Hastings. On Feb. 12, 1920, she married Henry Schwartzkopf. He died Oct. 11, 1989. She was a homemaker. She was a member of New York Avenue Congregational Church and its Ladies Aid. Survivors are one son, Harry of Hastings; one daughter, Helen Rowe of Gardena, Calif.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one son, James D.; one sister, two brothers and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be given to New York Avenue Congregational Church.

David W. Feurt
Former Hastings resident David Wayne Feurt, 38, of Kettering, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, in Kettering. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Barclay Funeral Home in Kettering with the Rev. Don Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Dayton (Ohio) National Cemetery. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Feurt was born July 16, 1958, to William M. and Joyce (Pedersen) Feurt in Hastings. He grew up in Hastings, graduating from Hastings Senior High School in 1976. He enlisted in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, he moved to Dayton. He was employed by Dayton Wheel Products. Survivors are his wife, Susan; two sons, David Eames and Adam Feurt, both of home; one daughter, Danielle Feurt of the home; his mother, Joyce Hoffman of Hastings; one sister, Joyce Albers of Elba; and three brothers, Terry and William, both of Hastings, and James of Lawrence, Kan.

Anna C. Rook
Hastings resident Anna C. (Wheaton) Rook, 80, of 727 N. California Ave. died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Memorial services are pending with Butler-Volland Funeral Home. There will be no visitation or viewing. Mrs. Rook was born April 7, 1916, to James E. and Effie (League) Wheaton in Haigler. On July 25, 1936, she married Cleo Rook. They moved to Hastings from Wray, Colo., two years ago. She was a homemaker. Her husband died March 5. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Wray. Survivors are two daughters, Carol Rook of Hastings and Norma Morse of Ocala, Fla.; one brother, George Wheaton of Laird, Colo.; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.

Ronald W. Stover
Former Fairfield resident Ronald William Stover, 49, of Omaha died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Omaha. Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield Cemetery at Fairfield. There will be no visitation at the mortuary. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak & Cutler Mortuary of Omaha is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Stover was born March 22, 1947, to Marvin M. and Maxine M. (Boyce) Stover in Franklin. He was an auto mechanic. Survivors are two sons, Brad and Brian, both of Omaha; his father of Fairfield; and one sister, Diana Stover Tillinghast of Sunnyvale, Calif. Memorials may be given to the Nebraska Heart Association.

Dwight L. King
Smith Center, Kan., resident Dwight Leslie King, 59, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hammond Cemetery in Harlan, Kan., with the Rev. John Nelson officiating. Visitation is until noon Friday at Simmons Mortuary in Smith Center. Mr. King was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Harlan. Survivors are one brother, Duane of Worland, Wyo.; and two sisters, Agnes Ward of Topeka, Kan., and Reba Lammey of Lebanon, Kan. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association or Community Care of Smith Center.

John J. Caylor
Former Mankato, Kan., resident John J. Caylor, 87, of Concordia, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Mankato. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia with the Rev. William Meredith officiating. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Melby Mortuary in Mankato. Mr. Caylor was born Jan. 1, 1909, to Roy Earl and Phoebe (Bertrand) Caylor in Concordia. On Feb. 14, 1933, he married Opal Hillman. She died Oct. 31, 1996. Survivors are one son, Jerald of Mankato; one sister, Florence Guiot of Glasco, Kan.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mildred P. Flesner
Former Clay Center resident Mildred Pearl (Frey) Flesner, 90, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at GSV All Saints Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Bill Liddell officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Clay Center. Mrs. Flesner was born Aug. 5, 1906, to Elmer and Lizzie (Boltjes) Frey in Glenvil. She graduated from Glenvil High School. On Aug. 30, 1930, she married Thomas M. Flesner in Norway, Kan. They lived in Glenvil. In 1944 they moved to Clay Center. Her husband died Jan. 2, 1965. In 1975 she moved to Good Samaritan Village. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center. Survivors are three sons, Jack of Lincoln, Jim of Kenesaw and Tom of Spooner, Wis.; one sister, Jeanette Smith of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Bob Frey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family.

Karen A. Volker
Humboldt resident Karen Ann Volker, 54, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, in Lincoln. Private funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wherry Funeral Home in Humboldt. Burial will be in Humboldt Cemetery. Survivors are her husband; one daughter; one son, Timothy of Hebron; her parents; one sister; and one grandchild.

Theodore O. Cover
Former Minden resident Theodore Oscar Cover, 92, of Lincoln died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at Tabitha Home in Lincoln. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Minden with the Revs. Bill Jardine and Henry Beatty officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. today at Layton Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Cover was born Aug. 19, 1904, to James and Stella (Biocourt) Cover in Minden. He attended school in Minden through the eighth grade and then helped on the family farm. On March 17, 1925, he married Lillian Adams. They farmed in the Gibbon, Central City and Minden areas. In 1946 they bought a farm east of Minden. In 1978 they retired and moved into Minden. He also was a painter. His wife died in 1980. He moved to Kearney in 1988 and to Lincoln in 1990. He was a member of United Methodist Church and Oddfellows Lodge No. 12, both of Minden, and Buffalo Lodge No. 38 Oddfellows, Elks and Eagles, all of Kearney. Survivors are one daughter, Connie Geist of Lincoln; one son, Royal of Omaha; one sister, Helen "Sissy" Patsios of Kearney; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by two sons, Marvin and Bob; three brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be given to the Cedars Home for Children in Lincoln.


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