Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Kasey M. Thaut
Hastings resident Kasey Marie Thaut, 3, of 1217 Waynoka St. died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital due to Tay-Sachs disease.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at New York Avenue Congregational Church with the Rev. Steven K. Markle officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kasey was born Dec. 30, 1993, to Rick and Trisha (Drummond) Thaut in Hastings.

She was a member of New York Avenue Congregational Church.

Survivors are her parents and sister, Lekci; grandparents, Fred and Pat Drummond Sr. and Dannie and Gloria Thaut, all of Hastings; and great-grandparents, Norvell and Helen Blank of Hastings and Marshall and Lillian Stein of Pueblo West, Colo.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Robert D. Harrington
Red Cloud resident Robert D. Harrington, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Al Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery.

Mr. Harrington was born Oct. 16, 1921, to Robert C. and Ora J. (Evans) Harrington in Huntington, Tenn. He moved with his parents to Red Cloud as a young child. He attended Red Cloud schools. He lived and worked for a time in southern Idaho. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre. On Feb. 3, 1946, he married Irene Staley in Mankato, Kan. He did construction work for many years. From 1960-75 he worked for Coors Brewery Co. in Golden, Colo. In 1978 he and his wife moved to Red Cloud.

He was a lifetime member of the DAV and American Legion Post No. 238 in Red Cloud.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Leah Struck of Cheyenne, Wyo.; one son, Robert Michael of Lenore, Idaho; one brother, Vernon L. of Alamogordo, N.M.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 

LaVern R. Keen
Minden resident LaVern Robert Keen, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at McCook Hospital.
Memorial services were Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Donald Becker officiating. His remains were donated to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Mr. Keen was born June 5, 1921, to John and Imogene (Conyers) Keen in Gosper County. He graduated from the eighth grade in 1934. He worked for his father to help support the family by farming and ranching. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in France and Germany. In 1944, he was staff driver for Gen. George S. Patton and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. After his military discharge in 1945, he moved to the Minden area where he raised chickens. On March 20, 1946, he married Darleen Albers. In 1948 they moved into Minden. He worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads for 17 years. He then started a Volkswagen repair business.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Aid Association for Lutherans and Lutheran Laymen League. He was president of the Senior Center.

Survivors are his wife; four sons, Melvin of Arizona, Merlin of Minden, Allen of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Armin of Roy, Wash.; two daughters, Rose Marie Brown of Omaha and Sylvia Sawyer of Indianola; two sisters, Luella Albers of Minden and Ardis Nielsen of Kearney; two brothers, Larry of Kearney and Leroy; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, two brothers and a grandchild.
 

Doris G. Lapp
Superior resident Doris G. (Miley) Lapp, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, in Superior.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamlet Union Church in Hamlet with the Rev. Matt Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Lawn Cemetery at Hamlet. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior and 11:30 a.m. until services Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Lapp was born July 15, 1911, to Earl and Sylvia (Shafer) Miley in Hoxie, Kan. In 1935 she married George Lapp in Hoxie. He died in 1939. She lived in Hoxie, Benkelman, Palisade, Hamlet, Omaha, Fremont and Superior. She also lived in Minnesota where she was a cook at St. Paul Bible College. 

Survivors are one daughter, Vernadine Giess of Salina, Kan.; one son, Raymer of Dodge City, Kan.; four sisters, Mary Paugh of Ottawa, Kan., Thelma Brotton of Chanute, Kan., Edith Phelps of Quinter, Kan., and Lois Harvey of Lakeworth, Fla.; one brother, Earl Miley of Omaha; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters and one grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
 

Harold F. Simpson
Guide Rock resident Harold F. "Bub" Simpson, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Community Care of Blue Hill.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Rev. Al Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Guide Rock Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Simpson was born April 18, 1913, to James L. and May (Robinson) Simpson in Guide Rock. He graduated from Guide Rock High School. He lived and worked in Oregon for a time. He returned to Guide Rock where he worked as a mason in Simpson Brothers' plastering business. On May 10, 1953, he married Golda (Rouse) Yung in Guide Rock. They lived in Guide Rock where he also dealt with antiques and worked as a painter.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Joy Barta of Independence, Kan.; two stepsons, Eldon Yung of Warrenburg, Mo., and Lowell Yung of Axtell; one stepdaughter, Carolyn Meistrell of Goose Creek, S.C.; one brother, Clair of Guide Rock; two grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Guide Rock Cemetery Fund.
 

Anna A. Jesse
Hildreth resident Anna Angelina (Adam) Jesse, 92, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at St. John's Center in Kearney.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church south of Hildreth with the Rev. John Erlandson officiating. Burial will be in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 4-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Jelden-Layton Funeral Home in Hildreth.

Mrs. Jesse was born Oct. 24, 1904, to Fritz and Anna (Heeren) Adam near Macon. She attended country school in the Macon area. On Feb. 26, 1924, she married August Jesse at the Lutheran Parsonage in Hildreth. They lived in the Ash Grove and Pleasant View area south of Wilcox. Her husband died in 1984. In 1985 she moved to Hildreth. In 1993 she moved to St. John's Center.

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors are six daughters, RoJean Nelson and Augusta Johnsen, both of Wilcox, Mariann Davisson of Franklin, Marilyn Heimsoth of Omaha, Betty Hunt of Hildreth and Barbara Sanders of Columbus; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by five brothers, two sisters and a half brother.

Memorials may be given to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church or the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund.
 

Gladys F. Jones
Hastings resident Gladys F. Jones, 84, of 319 S. Delaware Ave. died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with Wayne Bank officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery at Red Cloud. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones was born Dec. 4, 1912, to Ora E. and Margaret A. (Yearka) Shuck in Franklin. In 1951 she moved to Hastings from Franklin. She was a cook at Southern Hills, Iceberg and Royal Billiards. She also was a homemaker.

She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

Survivors are two daughters, Delores Moore of Astoria, Ore., and Patricia McKeon of Grand Island; five sons, George and Kenneth, both of Antioch, Calif., Randall of York and Jerry and Stephen, both of Hastings; two sisters, Mildred Jones of Red Cloud and Jean Post of Hot Springs, Ariz.; one brother, Dean Shuck of Beatrice; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and one grandchild.
 

Vida M. Quaife
Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997
Hastings resident Vida M. (Lowder) Quaife, 93, of The Kensington died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
 

Leona M. Overturf
Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997
Rural Sutton resident Leona Martha Overturf, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
 

Mark J. Nitzel
Friday, Jan. 3, 1997
Grand Island resident Mark John Nitzel, 20, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at his home.
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Kleine Funeral Home chapel in Grand Island. Burial will be in Grand Island City Cemetery.
Survivors are one son; his parents; one brother; and his grandparents, including Mr. and Mrs. Ward Snow of Blue Hill.
 

Kenneth Hendrickson
Shickley resident Kenneth B. Hendrickson, 78, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, in Geneva.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Shickley with the Rev. Wilton Detweiler officiating. Burial will be in Swedish Cemetery at Shickley. Visitation is at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva.

Mr. Hendrickson was born in Calkins, Mont. He was the former co-owner of Shickley Feed and Grain.

He was a member of United Methodist Church, Odd Fellows Lodge, Rebekah Lodge and Masonic Lodge No. 79 A.F. & A.M.

Survivors are two sisters, Lorraine Martin of Las Alamos, N.M., and Delores Young of Jefferson, Iowa.

Memorials may be given to Shickley United Methodist Church or Salem Mennonite Church.
 

Terry A. Stiner
Former Harvard resident Terry Allan Stiner, 23, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, in an automobile accident near Horseshoe Bend.
Memorial services were Dec. 28, 1996, at Horseshoe Bend Baptist Church. Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in Horseshoe Bend was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stiner was born Oct. 31, 1973, to Bill and Sylvia (Allen) Stiner in Lincoln. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1992.

Survivors are his parents of Horseshoe Bend; three sisters, Teresa Stiner of Morrill, Kan., Tammie Sanders of Batesville, Ark., and Kathy Stiner of Horseshoe Bend; three brothers, Jay of Milan, Mo., Jim of Trenton, Mo., and Billy of Hastings; and a grandmother.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers and one grandmother.
 

Norman B. Bernard
Minden resident Norman B. Bernard, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at his home.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Minden Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Becker officiating. Layton Funeral Home of Minden is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bernard was born Jan. 17, 1919, to Hubert and Bessie Bernard in Portland, Maine. He grew up in the Portland area, later moving to Houston, Texas. He graduated from high school in Houston. He was a veteran of World War II. On Jan. 2, 1941, he married Juliana Klahn in Minden. They lived in Denver, Colo.. while he was in the service. They remained in Colorado after his discharge. He was in the banking business in Lakewood, Colo. He retired in 1974. He and his wife lived and traveled in the western United States. His wife died in 1995. In 1996 he moved to Minden.
 

Starling Lee
Former Hastings resident Starling Lee, 81, of Ord died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Ord Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Stipp officiating. The remains were cremated. Burial will be in Ord City Cemetery. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lee was born May 19, 1915, to Starling and Mary (Willeford) Lee in Greenville, Texas. He grew up in the Greenville and Amarillo, Texas, areas. He graduated from Amarillo High School. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941 and served four years. He was stationed at Harvard Air Base where he met his future wife. On June 30, 1945, he married Lorraine Walberg in Smith Center, Kan. He was a service agent for Ford Motor Co. He lived in Hastings, Omaha and Des Moines, Iowa. In 1958 they moved to Atkinson where he was a service manager. In 1959 they moved to Ord. He ran the Ford dealership until retiring in 1976. He continued his small engine and bicycle repair shop at Ord. He had also been a bus driver for the Ord Public Schools, ran truck routes for the Ord cheese factory during the 1960s and was a substitute mail carrier.

He was a member of the Ord Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder and a member of the Church Session. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Elks Lodge and Masonic Lodge No. 103 A.F. & A.M., all of Ord, and Platt-Duetsche Society in Grand Island.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Terry of Brigham City, Utah, and Alan of Aurora; two daughters, Barbara Denham and Beverly Reeves, both of Amarillo; two sisters, LaVerne Coffee and Pauline Combs, both of Lubbock, Texas; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Memorials may be given to the Ord Presbyterian Church, Ord Fire Department or Ord VFW.
 

Joyce L. Jehorek
Brule resident Joyce L. Jehorek, 53, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, in Rochester, Minn.
Rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday and services are 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Ogallala. Burial will be in Brule Cemetery. Gubser Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband; two sons; two daughters, including Mandy Ockinga of Ayr; one sister; and four grandchildren.

Pearl Runge

Hastings resident Pearl Robinson Runge, 89, of 1401 N. Hastings Ave. died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are pending with Butler-Volland Funeral Home.
 

Dianne C. Halloran
Former Hastings resident Dianne C. (Hankenson) Halloran, 55, of O'Fallon, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Services were Jan. 3 at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Belleville, Ill., with the Rev. Robert Souders officiating. Burial was in O'Fallon City Cemetery. Wolfersberger Funeral Home of O'Fallon was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Halloran was born Feb. 10, 1941, to Neal and Dorothy (Keckler) Hankenson in Harrington, Kan. She was a manager for McDonald's Restaurants in Belleville.

She was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church.

Survivors are her husband, Paul; one son, Michael of O'Fallon; one daughter, Tammy Murphy of Belleville; one sister, Linda Adams of Madison; and one grandchild.
 

Harold C. Jennings
Lebanon, Kan., resident Harold C. Jennings, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato, Kan.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Cedar Hill (Cora) Cemetery at Bellaire, Kan., with the Rev. Arden Roush officiating. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Melby Mortuary in Mankato.

Mr. Jennings was born Nov. 12, 1907, to Lon D. and Gertrude Elvira (Shephardson) Jennings in Gage, Okla. He lived in the Lebanon area most of his life. He was a farmer and truck driver. On March 5, 1928, he married Mabel Gouldie.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Neal and Garth, both of Lebanon; one brother, Glen of Lebanon; one sister, Grace Meyers of Topeka, Kan.; two grandchildren; and three-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Lebanon First Responders.
 

Kenneth R. Moravek
Guide Rock resident Kenneth R. Moravek, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at his home.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Rev. Al Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Guide Rock Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Moravek was born June 2, 1914, to Mathias and Anna (Hajny) Moravek in Esbon, Kan., in Jewell County. He grew up in the Esbon area. He attended Rose Hill rural school. On June 5, 1937, he married Gwen Hendrickson in Fremont. They farmed near Esbon. He began his career as a custom harvester in 1945. He retired in 1985. In 1959 he and his wife moved to Guide Rock. In 1976 they operated Granny's Kitchen in Guide Rock.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Ruth Schomburg of Kassom, Minn; two sons, George of Laurel, N.Y., and Frank of Guide Rock; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
 

Lydia M. Medcalf
Hastings resident Lydia M. (Van Wey) Medcalf, 78, of 820 S. Pine Ave. No. 166 died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at her home.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. at O'Neill Cemetery at O'Neill. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Medcalf was born July 15, 1918, to Ralph and Beatrice (Smith) Van Wey in St. Edward. On Aug. 8, 1942, she married Norman E. Medcalf in Bassett. She was a teacher in the Swan Lake School District. In 1979 they moved to Hastings.

Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Melanie Gerullis of Conifer, Colo.; one son, Ralph E. of Grand Island; two brothers, Darrel Van Wey of San Diego and Bud Van Wey of Spokane, Wash.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.
 

Pearl Runge
Hastings resident Pearl Robinson (Kistler) Runge, 89, of Sunnyside Home died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Randy Madison officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Runge was born July 19, 1907, to George and Anna (Grabill) Kistler south of Roseland. She graduated from Roseland High School in 1926. In 1928 she married Kim H. Robinson. They lived near Roseland and Ayr before moving to the Robinson home south of Ayr in 1943. Her husband died in 1966. She worked at Sunnyside Home and Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital for several years. In 1972 she married Gus H. Runge. He died in 1989.

She was a member of Evangelical Free Church of Hastings. She was a volunteer for Red Cross Bloodmobile, R.S.V.P. and Good Samaritan Village for several years.

Survivors are two sons, Don Robinson of Ayr and Ken Robinson of Imperial; one daughter, Carolyn Hinrichs of Chandler, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by seven brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be given to Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr, Evangelical Free Church or Sunnyside Home.
 

Letha M. Reisbeck
Hastings resident Letha M. (Nispel) Reisbeck, 94, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.
There will be no services or viewing. The remains will be cremated. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memorial Park in Long Beach, Calif.

Mrs. Reisbeck was born Aug. 16, 1902, to Louis and Philobenia (Stroh) Nispel in Swanton. She married George Reisbeck. He preceded her in death. She was a teacher for 40 years.
 

Edward L. Belk
Red Cloud resident Edward L. Belk, 68, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Al Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery.

Mr. Belk was born Sept. 5, 1928, to Fred A. and Evelyn (Johnson) Belk in Lindsborg, Kan. He grew up in the Lindsborg area. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. On May 19, 1952, he married Cecelia Brunholtz in Ellsworth, Kan. They lived in Salina, Kan. He worked for International Milling Co. for 14 years. He later owned and operated a trucking company. He lived in Bennington, Kan., later moving to Grand Island. In 1973 he and his wife moved to Inavale. In May 1993 they moved to Red Cloud.

Survivors are his wife; one stepson, Bud Sullivan of Bennington, Kan.; one stepdaughter, Dorothea Moriarty of Hastings; four sisters, Eileen Cymthamel of Phoenix, Jean Deming of Willis, Texas, Wanda Jacobs of Erie, Pa., and Patricia McCormick of Topeka, Kan.; three brothers, Lloyd of Mountain Home, Ark., Paul of Stockton, Calif., and Fred of Solomon, Kan.; five stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
 

Ernest W. Evers
Hebron resident Ernest W. Evers, 85, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, in Hebron.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home chapel in Hebron with the Rev. Jonathan Jensen officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Hubbell. Family visitation is Friday evening at Price Funeral Home. Public visitation is one hour prior to services Saturday at the nursing home chapel.

Mr. Evers was born March 6, 1911, to Fred and Maria E. (Meyer) Evers in Hubbell. He was a retired farmer. He farmed in the Alexandria and Hubbell areas.

He is survived by a sister, Margaret Howser of California, Mo.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Cemetery Fund in Hubbell.


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