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Daniel Sell
Hastings resident Daniel Sell, 84, of 515 S. Boston Ave. died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Allen J. Boeve officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home. Mr. Sell was born Feb. 24, 1912, to Jacob and Anna (Hofferber) Sell in Bruning. On Jan. 6, 1951, he married Lavena Hurlbert. She died April 7, 1991. He was self-employed in house demolition. He was a veteran of World War II. He had been a resident of Hastings for more than 50 years. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, American Legion, VFW and the Eagles, of which he was a Golden Eagle. Survivors are one stepson, Edgar "David" Lynch of Council Bluffs; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He also was preceded in death by three sisters, nine brothers and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Mary Lanning Hospice.

Paul Sellman
A former Juniata resident, the Rev. Paul Sellman, 93, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at Park Place Nursing Center in Grand Island. Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Oxford with the Revs. Kenneth Davidson and William R. Voelker officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell-Nelson Funeral Home in Oxford. Rev. Sellman was born Feb. 22, 1903, to William and Lena (Rink) Sellman in Hooper. He graduated from Hooper High School. He also attended the parochial school in Scribner for a time. In 1920 he moved with his parents two miles west of Kanorado, Kan. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in Springfield, Ill., in 1928 with a degree in theology. He was ordained into the ministry in Burns, Wyo. On July 28, 1928, he married Olive Hagadorn in Cleveland, Ohio. They lived in Burns from 1928-35. He served parishes in Champion and Imperial from 1935-41. He also was a pastor in Juniata from 1941-45; Oxford, 1945-54; Tecumseh, 1954-65; McCook, 1965-71; and North Platte, 1972-1988. His wife died in 1983. He moved to Grand Island in 1991. He served as secretary of the Southern Nebraska District of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Churches from 1945-63. Survivors are one daughter, Corky Thulin of Grand Island; one son, Alan of Omaha; two brothers, Howard and Edwin, both of Kanorado; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by one son, Franklin; two brothers and one sister. Memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island or Concordia Theology Seminary of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Larry D. Sprague
Hastings resident Larry D. Sprague, 61, of 1308 S. Lexington Ave. died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at his home. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home chapel in Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery at New Market, Iowa. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sprague was born Sept. 25, 1935, to Floyd and Edna (Dailey) Sprague in Taylor County, Iowa. In 1973 he moved to Hastings. He was owner/operator of Sprague Trucking. He was engaged to be married to Jean Lovell of Hastings. Survivors are five daughters, Vicki Oswald of Des Moines, Kathy Sprague, Angela Sprague and Tanya Sprague, all of Hastings, and Tangela Gropp of Lincoln; one son, Danny of Des Moines; his father of New Market; one sister, Kathleen Teeters of New Market; one brother, Bud of Bedford, Iowa; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Doris Nelson
Harvard resident Doris (Yost) Nelson, 75, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at United Church of Christ in Havard with the Revs. Clarence Campbell and Stanley Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Harvard Cemetery. Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Nelson was born Feb. 8, 1921, to George and Elizabeth (Pauley) Hohnstein. Her mother died shortly after her birth. She was adopted and raised by an aunt and uncle, Peter and Katherine (Hohnstein) Yost of Hastings. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1938. She attended Nebraska College of Commerce in Hastings. She worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Hastings for a time and later for the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. She moved to Harvard where she worked for the Kansas-Nebraska Gas Co. On June 21, 1958, she married Dale Nelson. They farmed north of Harvard. In 1983 they moved into Harvard. She was a member of United Church of Christ in Harvard. Until her illness she was active in many phases of the church, including the choir and women's groups. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star lodge of Harvard. Survivors are her husband; one stepson, Darrell Nelson of Hastings; one stepdaughter, Georgianne of Omaha; and four grandchildren, including Elbert Phillips, whom they raised. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Memorials may be given to the family.

Helen F. Pitts
Former Hebron Resident Helen F. (Dorman) Pitts, 84, of Newark, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, in Newark. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Price Funeral Home in Hebron with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hebron. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until service time Monday. Mr.s Pitts was born May 3, 1913, to Harry and Amanda (Smith) Dorman in Byron. Survivors are two daughters, Ann Hohensee of Lincoln and Berneita McClain of Newark; one brother, Milford Dorman of Hebron; two sisters, Mildred Pitts of Hebron and Evelyn Davenport of Beatrice; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Pitts; three brothers; one sister; and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to the family

Vernon W. Jepsen
Minden resident Vernon Wesley Jepsen, 71, died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at Kearney County Health Services in Minden. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer and the Rev. Russell Tompkins officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Layton Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Jepsen was born Dec. 3, 1924, to Anton and Hannah (Smith) Jepsen on the family farm east of Minden. He attended School District 45. On July 28, 1954, he married Sarah Frances Cooper at Hastings College French Chapel. He was a farmer and a well driller. After retiring, he was a school bus driver for several years. He was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church. Survivors are his wife; one son, William Allen of Fort Collins, Colo.; one daughter, Elizabeth Sue Jepsen of Anchorage, Alaska; one brother, Arthur of Minden; and five sisters, Helen Binderup, Virginia Schmidt, Mildred Sinsel and Nina Garrelts, all of Minden, and Thelma Scheidies of Kearney. He was preceded in death by two brothers. A memorial has been established.

Lamoine Hemje
Hastings resident Lamoine Hemje, 65, of 1010 W. Seventh St. died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8-11 a.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home. Mr. Hemje was born July 18, 1931, to Fooke and Minnie (Keiser) Hemje on the family farm near Hildreth. He graduated from Hildreth High School in 1949. On March 7, 1953, he married Eunice Adam at Zion Lutheran Church in Macon. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Franklin County for 12 years and in Adams County for 21 years. He retired in 1986 due to poor health. He was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Brenda Daigger of Roseland; two sons, Delwyn and Dave, both of Juniata; five sisters, Lucille Wilken and Lorraine Warnken, both of Hildreth, Doris Friedrich of Castle Rock, Colo., Darlene Purdy of Lincoln and Sheralyn Alberts of Axtell; one brother, Don of Syracuse; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Orville E. LaDow
Lebanon, Kan., resident Orville E. LaDow, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at his home. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Simmons Mortuary chapel in Smith Center, Kan., with the Rev. Harold deJong officiating. Burial will be in Odessa Cemetery at Lebanon. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. LaDow was born June 21, 1923, to Harry Edward and Stella Belle (Morell) LaDow in Jewell County, Kan. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Margaret Dengerink. He owned a grocery store in Lebanon. He was a lifelong resident of Jewell and Smith counties in Kansas. He was a member of American Legion Gordon M. Brown Post No. 185 of Lebanon. Survivors are his wife; one son, Randall of Lebanon; one daughter, Linda Bomberger of Lincoln; three sisters, Viola Bird of Craig, Colo., and Maxine Shively and Ollie Sanders, both of Lebanon; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jolene; and one son, Larry. Memorials may be given to Smith County Area Hospice.

Dorse E. Childers
Dorse Ervin Childers, 83, of Esbon, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato, Kan. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Lester Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery north of Esbon. Mr. Childers was born May 27, 1913, to Ernest and Blanche (Underhill) Childers in Beloit, Kan. He attended rural Mitchell County (Kan.) schools and Beloit Public Schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. After his discharge from the Army he moved to a farm near Esbon. In 1954 he moved to a farm in northern Jewell County. On Nov. 22, 1957, he married Jennie Figgins in Red Cloud. He continued to farm in Jewell County, Kan. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 368 in Esbon. Survivors are his wife; and one son, Ernest of Esbon. Memorials may be given to the family.

William M. Payne
Hastings resident William M. Payne, 69 of 700 Creighton Ave. died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at his home. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Mr. Payne was born Jan. 17, 1927, to Roy M. and Blanche (McMichael) Payne in Hanna, Okla. He graduated from Garnett (Kan.) High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended Chilicothe (Mo.) College. On Feb. 9, 1957, he married Alice Grace at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Topeka, Kan. He worked in sales and was a buyer for more than 20 years for W.A.L. Thompson Hardware in Topeka. In 1969 he moved to Hastings. He was a salesman for Dutton-Lainson Co. He retired in 1992. He continued to work part time for Dutton-Lainson until his death. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Optimists, Elks, American Legion and Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, all of Hastings. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Pat Hageman of Ithaca; one son, William Jr. of Lincoln; one brother, Robert P. Payne of Topeka; two sisters, Doris Payne and Elizabeth McDonald, both of Garnett; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother. Memorials may be given to Knights of Columbus or St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Albert R. Mohlman
Blue Hill resident Albert R. Mohlman, 81, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. W.C. Westman officiating. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Mohlman was born, Sept. 7, 1915, to Fred and Adeline (Parks) Mohlman near Glenvil. He attended School District 51 in Adams County. On Jan. 28, 1945, he married Lois F. Douglas at his parents' home east of Blue Hill. They lived in the Blue Hill area until 1960. From 1960-75 they lived in the Harvard and Sutton areas. They returned to Blue Hill. In 1985 they moved to Wassilla, Alaska, and returned to Blue Hill in 1988. He was a farmer until 1962. He then sold agricultural equipment until 1984 when he retired. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and served on the board for several years. He was active in the Blue Hill community. He also served on the school boards of District 51 in Adams County and District 74 in Blue Hill. Survivors are his wife; one son, Fred of Inavale; one daughter, Sandra Ahlin of Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, George and Robert, both of Blue Hill; six sisters, Mary Kort, Ruby Stevens and Ella Mae Keeney, all of Blue Hill, Margaret Hinrichs of Glenvil, Grace Eischen of McCloud, Okla., and Erma Bell of Giltner; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Theora A. Bargen
Superior resident Theora A. (Sperry) Bargen, 67, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, in Washington, Kan. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church north of Superior with the Rev. Michael Osberg officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Mrs. Bargen was born Aug. 6, 1929, to Thaddeus and Edna Myrtle (Thurber) Sperry in Superior. She graduated from Superior High School. On April 21, 1949, she married Carl A. Bargen Jr. at Salem Lutheran Church. He died Jan. 24, 1979. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron for the past 12 years She also was a member of Eagles Auxiliary, of which she was past president, and Business and Professional Women. Survivors are four sons, Lynn of McCook, Kevin of Hebron and Lonnie and Kent, both of Superior; three sisters, Edna Johnson, Lovey Lambert and Irma Grummert, all of Superior; two brothers, Ray Sperry of Lincoln and Ron Sperry of Belfry, Mont.; and 17 grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one son, Curtis; two sisters, two brothers and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to the family.

Martin W. Schoenberg
Hastings resident the Rev. Martin W. Schoenberg, 80, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion. Wake services are 8 p.m. today and services are 2 p.m. Thursday, both at Crosier Monastery with the Very Rev. James G. Moeglein officiating. Burial will be in the monastery cemetery. Visitation is 3:30-9 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. until services Thursday at the monastery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Rev. Schoenberg was born June 15, 1916, to William and Eleanor (Braun) Schoenberg in Spring Hill, Minn. He attended high school at Crosier Seminary in Onamia, Minn. He graduated in 1933. He attended Crosier Seminary Junior College in Onamia. In 1934 he made his novitiate at Immaculate Conception Monastery in Hastings. On Aug. 28, 1935, he made his religious profession. On June 8, 1940, he was ordained a priest by Bishop Louis Kucera in Hastings. He received a licentiate's degree in theology from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in 1945. He received a licentiate's degree in scripture in 1948 and a doctorate in scripture in 1958, both from Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He was a teacher at Crosier Seminary, Onamia, from 1941-44; pastor of St. Rita's Parish in Hillman, Minn., from 1943-44; teacher of seminarians at Crosier Monastery in Hastings from 1945-55 and pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Kenesaw from 1950-55. In 1955 he moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., to continue teaching seminarians. After completing his doctoral work in Rome, he taught at the Crosier House of Studies from 1958-76. Also during the summers he was an instructor of sacred scripture at the University of San Francisco, Seattle University, Immaculata Heart College in Los Angeles, Notre Dame University at South Bend, Ind., St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., St. Meinrad's Abbey in Indiana, St. Michael's College in Winooski, Va., and St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was the chaplain of the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Mich., from 1976-85. He retired in 1985 and moved to Hastings. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, Pius XII No. 0608 of Hastings. Survivors are three sisters, Sister Lucy Schoenberg of Grand Forks, N.D., Helen Mueller of Belgrade, Minn., and Mary Jan Schneider of Melrose, Minn.; and three brothers, the Rev. Oscar of Hastings, Brother Walter of Dubuque, Iowa, and Brother Leo of Onamia. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Memorials may be given to Crosier Fathers and Brothers of Hastings.

Ernest Alderson
Kenesaw resident Ernest "Ernie" Alderson, 92, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Kenesaw Haven Home in Kenesaw. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Kenesaw Haven Home. Burial will be in Kenesaw Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home in Kenesaw. Mr. Alderson was born Aug. 9, 1904, in Orange, Calif. He attended grade school in South Dakota. He was a pin setter and janitor at Pastime Lanes in Hastings for 17 years. He moved to Kenesaw Haven Home in 1979.

James L. Hill
Bloomington resident James Leo Hill, 60, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Franklin. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Hutchins Funeral Home chapel in Franklin with the Rev. Richard L. Dimond officiating. Burial with military rites performed by the Fort Riley, Kan., honor guard team and masonic rites by the Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 264 A.F. & A.M. will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at Bloomington. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Hill was born Dec. 11, 1935, to Joseph and Pauline (Fowler) Hill in Lincoln. He moved to California with his family at an early age. He graduated from Oceanside-Carlsbad Union High School in 1954 and Oceanside-Carlsbad Junior College in 1956. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1977. On July 10, 1959, he married Rose Owens in Portsmouth, Va. After his retirement from the Navy, he moved to Bloomington. He worked for Co-op Service Station for 11/2 years. He drove a truck for V.C. Howard for six years and for Werner Truck Line for 11 years. He retired May 20. He was a member of Congregational United Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge No. 264 A.F. & A.M., both in Franklin; Scottish Rite of Hastings; and Paul Hartt American Legion Post No. 145 of Bloomington. He was a million-mile, accident-free driver for Werner. He received numerous safety awards and was selected driver of the month several times. Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Ida Mae Trickey of San Diego, Brenda Kay Drolet of Beach Park, Ill., and Anita Rae Hill of Bloomington; one son, James Leo Jr. of Glendale, Calif.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Margie E. Marihugh
Esbon, Kan., resident Margie Enola (Ormsbee) Marihugh, 86, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Mankato, Kan. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Melby Mortuary chapel in Mankato with the Revs. Laura Fricker and Lloyd Irl Marihugh officiating. Burial will be in Odessa Cemetery at Lebanon, Kan. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and Thursday until services at the funeral home. Mrs. Marihugh was born July 19, 1910, to George Frank and Laura (Galloway) Ormsbee in Smith Center, Kan. She married Lloyd Marihugh. During the 1930s she was a seamstress and mule skinner. After retiring she was a homemaker and worked for Shirley's Style Shop in Smith Center. Since 1953 she and her husband spent their winters in the South. In 1992 she moved to Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care Unit. She was a member of the Odessa United Brethern Church, later transferring her membership to the United Methodist Church in Esbon. Survivors are her husband of Pharr, Texas; one son, Robert Allan of Alamo, Texas; one sister, Gertrude Garber of Superior; one brother, William Ormsbee of Mankato; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Erich 'Zeke' Struss
Former Kenesaw resident Erich R. "Zeke" Struss, 99, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church near Prosser with the Rev. Brian Pummill officiating. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home in Kenesaw. The family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Mr. Struss was born May 15, 1897, to Simon and Augusta (Potratz) Struss in Kenesaw. On Feb. 16, 1921, he married Helena Potratz. She died Feb. 22, 1978. On Sept. 15, 1985, he married Alice (Bott) Potratz. She also preceded him in death. He farmed in the Kenesaw area and was a town marshal in Kenesaw in the 1950s. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. Survivors are three daughters, Betty Anderson of LaHabra, Calif., Laveda Schroeder of Kearney and Doris Renz of Belvidere; two sons, Larry of Hastings and Ralph of Grand Island; three step daughters, Wauneta Ambler of Lamesa, Calif., Doris Cheek of Sapulpa, Okla., and Irene Witherwax of Paradise, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by an infant son and four brothers. Memorials may be given to Christ Lutheran Church.

Daniel J. Scoville
Chester resident Daniel J. Scoville, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Chester with the Rev. T.J. Fraser officiating. Burial with military rites provided by American Legion Post No. 317 of Hubbell will be in Chester Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Chester. Mr. Scoville was born April 30, 1918, to Samuel and Laura E. (Campbell) Scoville in Hebron. He married Bernice J. Crane March 30, 1938. He was a retired farmer and lifelong Hubbell and Chester area resident. He was a member of United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No. 317, both of Hubbell. Survivors are his wife; one son, Jon of Geneva; four daughters, Marjorie Merritt and Connie Wit, both of Pastrop, La., Deborah Grueber of Garland and Cindy Tipton of Chester; one brother, Edgar of Ceres, Calif.; one sister, Edna Neeman of Hebron; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Richard D. Dewey
Former Hastings resident Richard Dean Dewey, 69, of Vancouver, Wash., died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, in Clackamus, Ore. Memorial services were Nov. 6 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Vancouver. Vancouver Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Dewey was born June 8, 1927, to Charles and Leona Dewey in Hastings. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1945. He married Mary Ann Bockerman Sept. 14, 1947. He was a World War II veteran. He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in Colorado and California and for Bonneville Power in Oregon and Washington. He was a substation operator when he retired in 1983. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, American Legion and Elks Lodge. Survivors are his wife; one son, Stephen of Vancouver; one daughter, Susan Ojala of Vancouver; three brothers, Charles of Mount Carroll, Ill., Dale of Phoenix and Robert of Hawthorne, Fla.; three sisters, Betty Fischer of Hastings, Shirley Smith of Willows, Calif., and Doris Riley of Central City; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three infant brothers. Memorials may be sent to Open House Ministries, in care of Messiah Lutheran Church, 905 NW 94th St., Vancouver, WA 98665.

Floyd H. Thonniges
Gresham resident Floyd H. Tonniges, 75, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, in Gresham. Services are 3 p.m. Friday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Gresham. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Metz Mortuary of York is in charge of arrangements. Survivors are his wife; two sons, including former Hastings resident Dr. Tom Tonniges of Barrington, Ill.; one daughter; two brothers; and eight grandchildren.

Max L. Lucht
Riverton resident Max Leroy Lucht, 65, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Omaha. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Frank Alexander officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Riverton Cemetery at Riverton. Mr. Lucht was born Nov. 18, 1930, to Ernest and Edith (Blackwell) Lucht in Franklin. He graduated from Riverton High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was married to Martha Hansen of Inavale from 1957-64. On June 24, 1966, he married Joyce A. Jackson in Red Cloud. They lived in Nebraska and Kansas, moving to Riverton in 1971. His wife died Feb. 25, 1993. He was a heavy equipment operator for SAM Construction Co. in Franklin for more than 20 years. He farmed for Jay Ziegler in the Riverton area. He was a member of American Legion in Riverton. Survivors are five daughters, Debra Lucht and Melissa Lucht, both of Riverton, Tammy Kugler of Filer, Idaho, Melanie Refior of Loomis and Sherrita Seifer of Paxton; one son, Benny Joe of Riverton; one sister, Phyllis Wickwire of Omaha; two brothers, Dick of Grand Island and Doyle Vincent of Guerneville, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family.

Bulah P. Folsom
Former Mankato, Kan., resident Bulah P. (Patton) Folsom, 89, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Lalurel Manor Nursing Home in Colorado, Springs, Colo. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Ionia Cemetery at Ionia, Kan., with Merrell Folsom and Murray Folsom officiating. Melby Mortuary of Mankato is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Folsom was born Dec. 11, 1906, to Frank and Pearl (Douglass) Patton in Dentonia, Kan. On Dec. 11, 1927, she married Curtis Folsom in Ionia. He preceded her in death. She was a former school teacher and a bookkeeper at Lehring Chevrolet Sales in Mankato. In 1989 she moved to Colorado Springs from Mankato. She was a member of Christian Church in Mankato. Survivors are two sons, Merrell of Colorado Springs and Murray of Alexander, Va.; two sisters, Connie Chura of Olathe, Kan., and Carma Bowden of Port Nethes, Texas; one brother, Glen Patton of Grand Island; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Alzheimers Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 830 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Florence Joynt
Former Holstein resident Florence (Spicknall) Joynt, 97, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at Community Care of Blue Hill. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Holstein with the Rev. Beverly Minor officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home in Kenesaw. Mrs. Joynt was born Nov. 6, 1899, to Harry and Alice (Mitchell) Spicknall in rural Adams County. She attended school in Hainse City, Fla., for eight years, moving to Nebraska two years later. On Jan. 21, 1921, she married Orville Joynt in Hastings. He died Nov. 19, 1967. In 1994 she moved to Community Care of Blue Hill. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Jolly Neighbors Extension Club and Women Society Christian Service, all of Holstein, and was an American Red Cross board member. She was a Red Cross Bloodmobile volunteer and a volunteer with Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Auxiliary until 1992. She was a superintendent and Sunday school teacher at Roseland Methodist Church for many years. Survivors are three sons, Dale and Ivan, both of Holstein, and Darrell of Hastings; two sisters, Jeannette Brown of Hastings and Lila Frazier of Blue Hill; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She also was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church.

Juana C. Vasquez
Hastings resident Juana Carman Vasquez, 46, of Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 7 p.m. today at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with Manases Guzman and Salomon Torres officiating. Graveside services are 9 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is until services today at the funeral home. Mrs. Vasquez was born June 24, 1950, to Octavio Vasquez Lebron and Ramona Cruz Torres in Hunacaco, Puerto Rico. She married Manases Guzman. She moved to Hastings in December 1994. Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Myra Hernandez and Carla Guzman, both of Hastings; her father of Hunacaco; and two grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, one daughter and one brother. Memorials may be given to the family.

Harold L. Giltz
Hastings resident Harold Lee Giltz, 59, of 740 N. Burlington Ave. died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with Loren Lindeman officiating. Burial will be in Kenesaw Cemetery at Kenesaw. Mr. Giltz was born March 20, 1937, to Nicholas and Anna (Nau) Giltz in Kearney. He graduated from Kearney High School in 1955. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1958. After his discharge, he graduated from Kearney State College with a bachelor's degree in education. On Aug. 1, 1969, he married Alma Rookstool in Grand Island. In 1971 they moved to Hastings. He received an associate's degree in electrical engineering from Central Community College-Hastings. He worked in the engineering department at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital for 17 years. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses and Eagles Club. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Vincent of Kearney and Rodney of Colorado; his mother of Grand Island; one sister, Dorla Bickford of Grand Island; one brother, Don of Garrettsville, Ohio; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father. Memorials may be given to the family.

Laura E. Warnken
Hastings resident Laura E. (Blum) Warnken, 95, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at GSV All Saints Chapel with the Rev. David Ritter officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home. Mrs. Warnken was born June 5, 1901, to George and Ann Marie (Heitzenrader) Blum in Culbertson. She married Harvey Warnken. He died Nov. 30, 1982. She worked in the Burlington Northern Railroad Shop as a freight car helper. She was a member of Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Ruby P. Dooley
Former Hastings resident Ruby Pearl (Cobb) Dooley, 95, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Columbus Manor in Columbus. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gass-Haney Funeral Home chapel in Columbus with the Rev. Lonnie Brown officiating. Graveside services are 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Dooley was born Oct. 4, 1901, to Asa and Lena (Lacquement) Cobb in Whiting, Kan. She attended school in Lawrence. On June 7, 1922, she married Lemuel Robert Dooley in Lawrence. He preceded her in death. She lived in Hastings where she worked at Treasure Island cafe. She also taught school. She moved to Kansas where she lived for eight years. She moved to Columbus in 1976. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene. Survivors are one brother, Howard Cobb of Dallas; one sister, Caroline Gibson of Elk, Wash.; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a son. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.

Donna Woodend
Former Kenesaw resident Donna (Witt) Wells Woodend, 62, of Commerce City, Colo., died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at her home. Memorial services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Aspen Mortuary chapel in Commerce City. Mrs. Woodend was born March 12, 1934, to Lloyd and Loretta Witt in Kenesaw. She graduated from Kenesaw High School. In March 1951 she married Thomas Wells in Cheyenne, Wyo. They farmed in the Heartwell area for several years. In 1960 they moved to Commerce City. He preceded her in death. In 1981 she married Herb Woodend in Commerce City. She worked at Metropolitan State Bank in Commerce City. She later worked at Century 21 Realty. She retired in 1994. Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Stephanie Wells of Commerce City, Michelle Wells of Boston and Paula Reynolds of Carson City, Nev.; her mother of Fort Morgan, Colo.; one brother, Jerry Witt of Greeley, Colo.; three sisters, Sharon Shuriger of Fort Morgan, Pam Uridil of Colorado Springs, and Diane Siegfried of California; and two grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her father and two brothers. Memorials may be sent to Stephanie Wells, 5951 Oneida, Commerce City, CO 80022.


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