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James E. Davis
Former Hastings resident James Earnest Davis, 64, of Topeka Kan., died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at a Topeka hospital. Graveside services are 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Leavenworth National Cemetery at Leavenworth, Kan. Visitation is at Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka. Mr. Davis was born Jan. 18, 1932, to Joseph Frank and Lucille Davis in Shelbyville, Ind. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his discharge from the Army in 1954, he moved to Nebraska. On Sept. 22, 1954, he married Necia Bower. In 1968 they moved to Hastings. He worked for Timberlock, later known as LCL, until 1981. He moved to Falls City where he worked for Ross Manufacturing Co. until retiring. He moved to Topeka from Falls City two years ago. He was married to Eve LaFollette at the time of his death. Survivors are his wife; four sons, Arley and Jeff, both of Omaha, Ted of Republican City and Bill of Campbell; one brother, Larry; three sisters, Janice, Norma and Jane; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Ben H. Horak
Rural Chester resident Ben H. Horak, 81, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Republic County Hospital in Belleville, Kan. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester with the Rev. William Larsen officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in rural Chester. Visitation is until 9:30 p.m. today at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Belleville. Mr. Horak was born Oct. 1, 1915, to Joseph and Bessie (Dusek) Horak in rural Republic County, Kan. On Dec. 2, 1939, he married Deloris Graue. She died Sept. 12. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Survivors are three daughters, Marlene Thornburg of Kingman, Ariz., Janet Bauer of Ellinwood, Kan., and Kathleen Thompson of Newport Coast, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Orie O. Finnell
Hastings resident Orie Oscar Finnell, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Tom Hinshaw officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Finnell was born April 19, 1913, to Herbert and Lena (Sund) Finnell south of Bostwick in Jewell County, Kan. Survivors are three sisters, Bonnie Chambers of Superior, Erma Eisenhower of Lincoln and Ruby Jones of Garnett, Kan. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Memorials may be given to the family.

Robert H. Burr
Former Hastings resident Robert Howard Burr, 51, of Johnson Lake died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, near Gothenburg. Wake services are 7:30 p.m. today at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home chapel in Lexington. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington with the Rev. Don Buhrman officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery. The casket will be closed. Mr. Burr was born Jan. 22, 1945, to Howard E. and Mae (Dobesh) Burr in Hastings. He attended school in Hastings until moving with his family to Lexington in 1961. He graduated from St. Ann's High School in Lexington in 1963. He attended Kearney State College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He worked with his father at Burr Tire Co. at Lexington. He was co-owner of the business when it was sold in 1990. He then started his own lawn care business, which he ran until his death. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Survivors are his parents of Lexington; and one sister, Betty Gilsdorf of North Platte. Memorials may be given to St. Ann's Catholic Church or the donor's choice.

Lewis D. Robinson
Rural Hickman resident Lewis D. "Bud" Robinson, 71, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at his home. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home chapel in Lincoln. Entombment will be in Veterans Mausoleum in Lincoln Memorial Park in Lincoln. Survivors are his wife; three daughters, including Paula Childers of Hastings; one brother, one sister, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pearl A. Eberle
Former Hastings resident Pearl Anna (Gregory) Eberle, 100, of Galena, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at her home. There will be no services. Private burial will be in Arborville Cemetery in rural York County. Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Metz Mortuary in York. Mrs. Eberle was born June 20, 1896, to Zachariah and Anna Gregory in Oklahoma Territory. On May 7, 1914, she married William Eberle Sr. of rural Bradshaw. He died in February 1951. She lived in Hastings for several years. She worked for Hastings College Dining Services until her retirement. She moved to Good Samaritan Village. In 1977 she moved to Chicago to be near her youngest daughter. She was a member of First Christian Church in Hastings. Survivors are three daughters, Anna Wright of Broken Bow, Lillian Few of Decatur, Ga., and Yvonne Eberle of Galena; one son, Clyde of Fairfield, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and more than 58 great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by four sons, William Jr., Orville, Arthur L. and Marlin; two step daughters, Myra Webb and Marian Finkle; one step son, LeRoy Eberle; six siblings; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be given to First Christian Church in Hastings.

Raymond A. Schliep
Clay Center resident Raymond A. Schliep, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Clay Center Christian Church with the Rev. John Green officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery at Fairfield. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9-11:30 a.m. Friday at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Clay Center and 1-1:30 p.m. prior to services at the church. Mr. Schliep was born Nov. 28, 1909, to Charlie and Mary Emma (Konzak) Schliep in Fairfield. He attended Lone Tree Country School near Fairfield. On March 18, 1933, he married Berdena Mae Jones in Belleville, Kan. They lived on a farm near Fairfield for 10 years before moving to a farm near Clay Center. He retired in 1987. He was a member of Clay Center Christian Church of which he served on the board and was a trustee. He also served for more than 30 years on the Clay County Mutual Insurance Co. board. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Carol Johnson of Clay Center; two sons, Lyle of Spokane, Ore., and Duane of Glenvil; two sisters, Ruby Sterkel of Loveland, Colo., and Leona Smith of Fort Myers, Fla.; one brother, Chester of Albany, Ore.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, three sisters and one brother. Memorials may be given to Clay Center Christian Church.

Verneda M. Seems
Mankato, Kan., resident Verneda M. (Van Wey) Seems, 83, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Mankato. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Harmony United Methodist Church in Mankato with the Rev. Kendal Utt officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Mankato. Visitation is at Melby Mortuary in Mankato. Mrs. Seems was born July 9, 1913, to Ira Dayton and Elizabeth (LaDow) Van Wey in Jewell County, Kan. She attended Pleasant Hill School, School District 59 and the ninth grade at Athens High School, all in Jewell County. On Nov. 15, 1933, she married Raymond Seems. He died Oct. 20, 1987. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church and Martha Circle. Survivors are two grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by two sons, Ralph and Ray. Memorials may be given to Jewell County Hospital or Harmony United Methodist Church.

Helene M. Janssen
Glenvil resident Helene Marie (Enninga) Janssen, 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church west of Glenvil with the Rev. Clinton McDonald officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Janssen was born June 27, 1914, to Engebart and Jenny (Rewerts) Enninga in Hastings. She attended Glenvil School and graduated from Glenvil High School in 1931. On Oct. 30, 1949, she married Harm Janssen. She was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Survivors are her husband; two sons, Merlin of Hastings and Keith of Glenvil; and one daughter, Delores Janssen of Hastings. She was preceded by an infant son and two brothers. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Anita D. Gray
Former Deshler resident Anita D. (Marquart) Williams Gray, 75, of Lincoln died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, in Lincoln. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church in Lincoln with the Rev. Thomas Hallstrom officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery at York. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home of Lincoln is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Gray was born April 4, 1921, to Herman and Henrika (Free) Marquart in Deshler. She married Jay Williams and later Eugene Gray. They both preceded her in death. She was a retired telephone operator for Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Co. in Lincoln. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneers Association. Survivors are one son, Stan Williams of Bradshaw; one brother, Otto Marquart of Oak; one sister, Agnes Peak of Loveland, Colo.; and two grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Memorials may be given to Nebraska Children's Home in Omaha.

Alean Montgomery
Superior resident Alean (Knight) Montgomery, 90, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Good Samaritan Center in Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior with the Rev. Mark Imel officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Mankato, Kan. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Montgomery was born May 9, 1906, to Clifford and Stella (Fisher) Knight near Home City, Kan. She attended country schools in Marshall County, Kan. She graduated from high school in Vermillion, Kan., in 1925. She worked for the telephone company in Home City. She moved to Jewell County with her family. On Oct. 7, 1929, she married Edmon Montgomery in Belleville, Kan. They lived in Jewell County until retiring. In 1988 they moved to Superior. She was a homemaker. She also helped her husband with auctions. In their later years they spent winters in Texas. She attended square dances and was a charter member of the Friendship Circle Club. Survivors are her husband; two sons, Richard "Slim" of Guide Rock; M.E. "Andy" of Superior; two daughters, Maxine Hall of Superior and Phyllis Doyle of Webber, Kan.; one brother, Glenn of Berryton, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be given to the family.

Tena Flesner
Hildreth resident Tena (Westerbuhr) Flesner, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Bethany Home in Minden. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hildreth with the Rev. Ronald Ebb officiating. Burial will be in Hildreth Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Jelden-Layton Funeral Home in Hildreth. Mrs. Flesner was born Feb. 9, 1904, to the Rev. Eilert and Antje (Quadhamer) Westerbuhr south of Hildreth in Franklin County. She attended Rosebud District 73 south of Hildreth. On Feb. 26, 1933, she married John Flesner. They farmed south of Hildreth. In 1967 they retired and moved into Hildreth. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Evon Groothuis of Axtell; one son, Roger of Wilcox; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Merle, and 11 siblings.

Dorothy A. Rauscher
Former Hastings resident Dorothy A. "Dot" (Frasier) Rauscher, 71, of Gillette, Wyo., died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette of cancer. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Gillette with the Rev. Marilyn Engstrom officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pisgah Cemetery at Gillette. Visitation is 2-7 p.m. Friday at Wilson-Noecker Funeral Home in Gillette. Mrs. Rauscher was born March 29, 1925, to Ralph Raymond Sr. and Dora Belle (Chaney) Frasier in Giltner. She moved with her family to Hastings at a young age. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1944. She worked at Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot and later Dalton's Cafe in Hastings. On Aug. 8, 1959, she married Gilbert Rauscher in North Platte. They lived in Hastings, moving to Gillette in 1969. She was active in the Gillette Junior Bowling and Women's Bowling Associations. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary where she volunteered with the bingo program for many years and the Petrocoal Women's Club. Survivors are her husband; one son, the Rev. Daniel of Canby, Minn.; three daughters, Julie Relford of Kirksville, Mo., and Patricia Love and Susanna Rhoades, both of Gillette; one brother, William Howard Frasier of Hastings; two sisters, Edith Virginia Willcock of Hastings and Carol Thallus of Gillette; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one grandchild. Memorials have been established to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Donations may be sent in care of Wilson-Noecker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 734, Gillette, WY 82717.

Kenneth Gedney Jr.
Former Hastings resident Kenneth H. Gedney Jr., 70, of Omaha died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Memorial graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Cemetery with the Very Rev. John P. Bartholomew officiating. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors are two brothers, William R. of Dallas and Dix of Seattle.

Fern I. Hysell
Hastings resident Fern Irene (Quillen) Hysell, 72, of 2002 W. Eighth St. died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at her home Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Second Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Allen J. Boeve officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 8-9:30 a.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home. Mrs. Hysell was born May 22, 1924, to James B. and Vera (Ellis) Quillen in Oberlin, Kan. She graduated from Beaver City High School. She attended Hastings College for one year. On July 1, 1944, she married Ernest Hysell in Norton, Kan. They lived in Hastings, except from 1965-79 when they lived in Gardner, Kan. She was a homemaker. She was a active member of Second Presbyterian Church, VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a Gold Star Sister. Survivors are her husband; one son, Ernest Richard Jr. of Hastings; one daughter, Irene Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Dale Quillen of Denver and James Barton Quillen III of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother. Memorials may be given to Second Presbyterian Church.

Ruby A. Jackson
Rural Blue Hill resident Ruby Anna (Dean) Jackson, 58, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Community Care of Blue Hill. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Dan Praeuner officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Mrs. Jackson was born July 16, 1938, to Everett S. and Isabella (Nestor) Dean in Denver. She graduated from Sheridan Union High School in 1957. On July 15, 1956, she married Carl Junior Jackson in Denver. They lived in Denver. She was a file clerk for Daly's Insurance Co. and later Security Life Insurance Co. She also was a sales clerk for Montgomery-Ward Co. In 1986 they moved to Cowles. Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Tracey Volkmer of Denver; her mother of Denver; two sisters, Mary Kochevar of Northglenn, Colo., and Margaret Marker of Littleton, Colo.; two brothers, Frank Dean of Byers, Colo., and Alvin Dean of Edmond, Okla.; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and one son, Tim.

Alvin L. Schulke
Former Naponee resident Alvin Lyle Schulke, 84, of Alma died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Alma with the Rev. Lyn Seiser officiating. Burial will be in Alma Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Banta-Torrey Funeral Home in Alma. Mr. Schulke was born June 14, 1912, to Charles August and Frona Marie (Finch) Schulke south of Republican City in Phillips County, Kan. He lived in northern Phillips County. He attended Red Top Rural School. In 1926 he moved with his family to Naponee. He graduated from Naponee High School in 1930. On May 28, 1935, he married Dena Margaret Walker in Franklin. They lived in Naponee for three years. In 1938 they moved to Alma. He was employed by Alter Lumber Co. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-45 during World War II, serving in the European Theater. After his discharge from the Army, he was employed as Alma City Clerk. He semi-retired in 1980 and completely retired in 1982. He also operated the Schulke Nursery in Alma during the 1980s. He was a member of Alma United Methodist Church and Faye Cady American Legion Post No. 188 of Alma. He was a former member and master of the Harlan Lodge No. 116 A.F. & A.M. transferring membership to Melrose Lodge No. 60 A.F. & A.M. in Orleans after the Harlan Lodge closed. He also was a member of the Tehama Shrine in Hastings. Survivors are his wife; one son, Phil of Bedford, Texas; two daughters, Judy Krowley of Riverside, Calif., and Pat Holverson of Omaha; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.

Emma "Bonnie" Newell
Former Hastings resident Emma "Bonnie" (Schultz) Newell, 85, of Shady Cove, Ore., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at a hospital in Medford, Ore. Private memorial services were Monday in Shady Cove. Burial was to be today in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Grants Pass, Ore. Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives of Medford is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Newell was born Aug. 25, 1911, to Albert and Frieda (Gruener) Schultz on a farm south of Hastings. She grew up in the Hastings area. She was chief cook and bottle washer at Dalton's Cafe in Hastings. She married Harold Newell. Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Jeanne Fletcher of Gilroy, Calif.; one sister, Esther Niederhaus of Hastings; two brothers, Robert Schultz of Hastings and Albert Schultz of San Pedro, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Taylor D.A. Maree
Taylor David Anthony Maree, 1-month-old son of Melody Sawicki, formerly of Hastings, and Tony Maree, both of Lincoln, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Survivors are her parents; grandparents, including David and Pam Sawicki and Carol Sawicki, all of Hastings; and great-grandparents, including Keith and Carol Hansen of Hastings and Joe Pontine of Clay Center. Memorials may be given to the family.

Douglas L. Williams
Superior resident Douglas Lee Williams, 34, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Williams Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Leland Smith officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior. Mr. Williams was born Oct. 31, 1962, to Robert and Gearldeen (Harrig) Williams in Beloit, Kan. He graduated from Superior High School in 1981. He worked at South Central Body Shop in Edgar. Survivors are one daughter, Amanda Williams of Superior; two sons, Cody and Keith, both of Humboldt; his mother of Superior; and his father of Garden City, Kan. Memorials may be given to the family in care of Williams Funeral Home, 814 N. Idaho St., Superior, NE 68978.

John J. Myers
Hardy resident John J. Myers, 42, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, in Hardy. Memorial services are 3 p.m. today at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Paul Albrecht officiating. Mr. Myers was born Feb. 9, 1954, to Loren Wilber and Margaret Mary (Briggs) Myers in Concordia, Kan. He attended Superior schools. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1970-73 serving in the United States and Cuba. He worked construction most of his life. He married Mary Heil. Survivors are one daughter, Jenny Marie Myers of Wichita, Kan.; one son, Cory Wilhelms of Hardy; his mother, Margaret Myers of Superior; three sisters, Irene Brainard of Topeka, Kan.; Ilene Kirk of Sutton and Connie Taylor of Midway, Ark.; three brothers, Everett of Kearney, Kevin of Crete and Larry of Grand Island; and his grandmother, Ethel Briggs of Superior. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters; and other grandparents.

LaVara M. Smith
Kearney resident LaVara M. (Bolen) Smith, 72, of rural Kearney died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, in Kearney. Services were Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Sharon Springs, Kan., Koon's Funeral Home in Sharon Springs was in charge of arrangements. Survivors are her husband; two daughters, including Evelyn Thompson of Guide Rock; one stepdaughter; three sisters; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Harold E. Mohrlang
Hastings resident Harold E. Mohrlang, 85, of 1015 N. Baltimore Ave. died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Mr. Mohrlang was born Aug. 11, 1911, to Conrad and Anna (Kissler) Mohrlang in Lincoln. He moved with his family to Hastings at the age of 3 months. He attended school in Hastings until the 10th grade. He and his family moved to Trumbull. He graduated from Trumbull High School in 1929. He married Helen O'Donnell. She died in 1979. In 1986 he married Eleanor (Rosenau) Johnson. He worked for Hastings Transfer, L. J. Messer and Sidles. He retired as a machinist in 1982. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a Boy Scout Leader and a Sunday school teacher. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Jerrold of Hastings and Roger of Spokane, Wash.; one daughter, Mary Ann Sandberg of Hastings; two stepsons, Melvin Johnson and Robert Johnson, both of Hastings; one stepdaughter, Carolyn Henry of North Platte; two brothers, Archie of Portland, Ore., and Raymond of Hastings; two sisters, Alta Adams of Portland and Kathryn Rutt of Hastings; three grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Anna M. Becker
Nelson resident Anna Margaret (Heye) Becker, 97, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls Co. Hospital in Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ in Nelson with the Rev. Royce Buchtel officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Visitation is until 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson. Mrs. Becker was born May 25, 1899, to Johann and Sophia (Rothfuss) Heye in rural Glenvil. She attended school in Glenvil until the 10th grade. She then commuted by train to Fairfield to finish high school. She graduated from Peru State Teachers College with a bachelor's degree and from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a master's degree. On March 10, 1920, she married Clarence Wilson Becker. She taught business and biology in Cook, Steinauer, Glenvil, Nelson and Lawrence. She retired in 1976. Her husband died May 2, 1978. She was a member of Nelson Community United Church of Christ, Peace Circle, Wheelers and Dealers for Christ, a Bible study group, Bridgettes, National Prestaman Society, National Hemorocali Association, Retired Teachers, Senior Citizens and Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors are two daughters, Marjorie Adamson of Nelson, and Marion Marriott Johnson of Blue Jay, Calif.; two sisters, Elizabeth Classen of Denver and Margaret Dahlke of San Benito, Texas; eight grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. Memorials may be given to the family.

J. Fredrica Christensen
Former Nelson resident J. Fredrica "Freddy" (Primrose) Christensen, 77, of Fremont died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Fremont Area Medical Center. Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Presbyterian Church in Fremont with the Rev. Stephen Brownlee officiating. Private family burial will be in Memorial Cemetery at Fremont. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont. There will be no viewing at the church on Tuesday. Mrs. Christensen was born Oct. 14, 1919, to the Rev. William J. and Jewell Effie (Jones) Primrose in Spalding. She grew up in Spalding and St. Paul. She graduated from St. Paul High School. On Nov. 23, 1938, she married Bertram T. Christensen in St. Paul. They lived in St. Paul, Nelson and Grand Island before moving to Fremont in 1950. The also lived for five years in Shenandoah, Iowa. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Fremont and Presbyterian Women. Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Barbara Patrick of Harvard; and Linda Heyen of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; one son, Richard of Hastings; two sisters, Arlene Dumse of New London, Iowa, and Kathryn Balsley of Seaside, Calif.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Memorials may be given to the Presbyterian Church.

Orville O. Oates
Former Grafton resident Orville O. Oates, 88, of Fairmont died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kohler Mortuary in Sutton. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery. Mr. Oates was born Dec. 25, 1907, near Grafton. He graduated from Sutton High School in 1929. On Jan. 10, 1934, he married Hazel Jo Elofson. They farmed in Fillmore County in the Grafton area until 1964. He then ran a gas station in Grafton (third-generation manager) until 1972. His wife died Jan. 12, 1994. He had been a resident of Fairview Manor in Fairmont for the past two years. He was a member of Congregational Church of Grafton and later the Federated Church in Sutton. He also was a member of the Grange and was a long-time member of the Grafton Fire Department. Survivors are two daughters, Mary Riley of Lincoln and Ora Adler of Hastings; three sons, Gary of Grafton, Robert of Web, Ala., and Thomas of Headland, Ala.; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Fairview Manor.

Dale D. Austin
Hastings resident Dale D. Austin, 56, of 401 S. Lincoln Ave. died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at his home. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Mr. Austin was born Oct. 31, 1940, to Wesley and Gladys Austin in Hastings. He grew up in Kenesaw, graduating from Kenesaw High School. He moved to Hastings in 1963. On June 6, 1963, he married Karen Krebs in Hastings. He worked for Ted Smith Disposal prior to his illness. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife; and one brother, Darrell of Rapid City, S.D. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family.

Amanda M. Godtel
Clay Center resident Amanda Marguerite (Nuss) Godtel, 92, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at Community Care of Edgar. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christian Church in Clay Center with the Rev. John Green officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Godtel was born Feb. 5, 1904, to Wilhelm and Lydia (Billigmeier) Nuss in Sutton. She graduated from Sutton High School. On Nov. 29, 1927, she married Ralph Alvin Godtel in Denver. They lived on the family farm near Clay Center. She moved to Community Care of Edgar in April. She was a member of Christian Church, Ladies Missionary Circle, Ugo Igo Club, Garden Club and Clay County Historical Society. Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Helen Dierberger of Seward and Doris Schockey of Grafton; two sons, Dean and James, both of Clay Center; one sister, Esther Dinsmore of Bremerton, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Memorials may be given to Clay County Historical Society.

Agnes George
Hebron resident Agnes George, 92, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, in Hebron. There will be no services. The remains were cremated. Private burial will be in Union Cemetery at Gilead. Price Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. George was born June 29, 1904, in Gilead. Survivors are one daughter, Dona Hohensee of Lincoln; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mary D. Fern
Hastings resident Mary D. (LeBar) Fern, 95, of 811 N. Lexington Ave. died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Carl W. Utley officiating. Burial will be in White Hill Cemetery north of Minden. Mrs. Fern was born Dec. 9, 1900, to Manley and Elizabeth (Felker) LeBar in Hildreth. She graduated from Hildreth High School and attended Kearney State Teacher's College for one year. She worked in various shops in Kearney. On Aug. 1, 1926, she married Waldron J. Fern in Kearney. In 1926 they moved to Hastings. He worked for Holthaus Drug Store. They later purchased Walgren Drug, renaming it Fern's Pharmacy. She was co-owner and operator for 24 years. She retired in 1984. Her husband died in 1984. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, YWCA and Opti-Mrs. Club and was a 50-year member of Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors are one sister, Letty Caselton of Boise, Idaho; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one son, Waldron L.; two brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church.

Donald H. Graham
Former Hastings resident Donald Harold Graham, 73, of Marysville, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Graveside services were Nov. 12 at Sierra View Memorial Park in Marysville. Lipp and Sullivan Funeral Directors of Marysville was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Graham was born Nov. 3, 1923, in Juniata. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a tail sawyer for Weyerhaeuser Lumber Co. in Klammath Falls, Ore., for 26 years. He moved to the Marysville area in 1991. Survivors are his wife, Fern; two sons, Donald R. of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Dennis R. of Laurel, Md.; one daughter, Deanna J. Brookins of Yuba City, Calif.; one brother, Elmer of Loveland, Colo.; two sisters, Ruth Nelson and Harriet McFeely, both of Hastings; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arthur J. Mousel
Roseland resident Arthur J. Mousel, 92, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace in Hastings. Rosary is 7 p.m. Monday and services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, both a Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland with the Revs. Thomas Au and David F. Bourek officiating. Burial will be in Assumption Churchyard Cemetery at Roseland. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings. Mr. Mousel was born July 5, 1904, to Nicholas and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Mousel in rural Juniata. He attended Assumption Catholic School. On Feb. 7, 1928, he married Theresa David at Assumption Catholic Church in Roseland. He was a farmer and lifelong Juniata and Roseland area resident. He was a member of Sacred Hearth Catholic Church and Eagles Club. He was a past member of Men's Club of Assumption Catholic Church. Survivors are his wife; one son, Don of Juniata; three daughters, Lucille Parr of Hastings, Alice Walz of Lincoln and Evelyn Thalmann of Dorchester; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis Ring; six brothers and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to Assumption Catholic Church or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Wilda E. Britt
Seneca, Kan., resident Wilda E. Britt, 99, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at Nemeha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Seneca. Burial will be in Seneca Cemetery. Lauer Funeral Home of Seneca is in charge of arrangements. Survivors are two sons; one brother, Glen Stine of Hastings; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Phyllis Paulsen
Kenesaw resident Phyllis (Peck) Paulsen, 92, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at Haven Home in Kenesaw. Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Bill Liddell officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Paulsen was born Aug. 5, 1904, to Leroy and Josephine (Condon) Peck in Cairo. She married Folmer Paulsen. He died May 31, 1992. She was a seamstress at Mode-O-Day for many years. She was a lifetime member of American Legion Auxiliary in Hastings and the Does. Survivors are two sisters, Alice Fitzgerald and Ruth Marti, both of Omaha. She also was preceded in death by one brother.

Henry P. Nun
Alexandria resident Henry P. Nun, 80, died Friday, November 29, 1996, in Grand Island. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Price Funeral Home in Hebron with the Rev. Sylvia Cross officiating. Burial will be in Alexandria Public Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Nun was born March 30, 1916, to Peter and Annie Nun in Alexandria. Survivors are his wife, Dorothy F. Nun; one son, Larry of Franklin, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Mary Hasselbring of Alexandria and Lona Herling of Lincoln; two stepsons, Walt Dondlinger of Lincoln and Rick Dondlinger of Cambridge; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one stepson, Nicholas Nun. Memorials may be sent to the family in care of Dorothy Nun, P.O. Box 156, Alexandria, NE 68303.


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