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Edna L. Postlethwaite
Word has been received of the death of Minneapolis, Kan., resident Edna Laura (Meredith) Postlethwaite, 89, who died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995 at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kan.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hall Wesleyan Church in rural Delphos, Kan. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery.
Survivors are four sons, including Donald of Hastings; one daughter; 16 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Hall Wesleyan Church or the Delphos Rest Home. Shields Funeral Home of Minneapolis is in charge of arrangements.

Walter A. Virus
Hebron resident Walter A. Virus, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, in Deshler.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron with the Rev. Bruce W. Berggren officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Hebron. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home in Hebron.
Mr. Virus was born Nov. 11, 1907, in Smyrna.
He is survived by a brother, Ludwig of Hebron.
Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Loyd D. Kirkover
Former Hastings resident Loyd Delbert Kirkover, 63, of Granite City, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 1, 1995, at Scott Air Force Base Medical Center following a two-year illness.
Services were Thursday at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery chapel in St. Louis County, Mo. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Davis Funeral Home of Granite City was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kirkover was born June 24, 1932, to Herman and Nina (Frazer) Kirkover in Chester, Ill. On Aug. 12, 1955, he married Jutta Priese in Morfelden, Germany. He was a U.S. Air Force master sergeant for 22 years. He was stationed in Hastings at the time of his retirement in 1974. He had been a resident of Granite City for 11 years.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Herbert of Dahlonega, Ga.; one daughter, Diana Metzger of Hastings; his mother of Granite City; four brothers, Herbert L., Bob and Danny O., all of Granite City, and Charles of Edwardsville, Ill.; two sisters, Ruby Gilbert of Chester, Ill., and Delores Rice of St. Louis; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Frieda E. Dankenbring
Former Hebron resident Frieda E. Dankenbring, 92, of Lincoln died Monday, Oct. 9, 1995, in Lincoln.
Services were to be at 10:30 a.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron with the Rev. Bruce W. Berggren officiating. Burial was planned in Rose Hill Cemetery at Hebron. Price Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dankenbring was born July 29, 1903, in Deshler.
Survivors are three daughters, Donna Schmidt-Miller, Evie Harris and Verna Smith, all of Lincoln; one son, Larry of Hebron; four brothers, Robert Muehling of Beatrice, Arnold Muehling of Omaha, Leo Muehling of Hastings and Marvin Muehling of Newark, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church.

David S. Ebersole
Hastings resident David S. Ebersole, 89, of Sunnyside Home died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Steve Markle officiating. His remains were donated to the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Mr. Ebersole was born Aug. 15, 1906, to Simon B. and Katie (Lapp) Ebersole in Ayr. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a farmer.
Survivors are two brothers, George and Sam, both of Hastings.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

James M. Mangers
Hastings resident James M. Mangers, 69, of 1722 W. Seventh St. died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Mr. Mangers was born June 27, 1926, to Michael and Carrie (Heuertz) Mangers in Roseland. He graduated from Roseland High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944-46. On Aug. 27, 1947, he married Frances "Macel" Morgan. She died Jan. 11, 1995. He was a route man for Rainbo Bread from Grand Island to Kansas.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Eagles No. 592, VFW No. 1346 and the DAV, all of Hastings.
Survivors are one son, Ron of Hastings; two sisters, Florence Mousel of Elgin, Ill., and Helen Webb of Salem, Ore.; one brother, Robert Mangers of Salem, Ore.; and two grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a sister.
Memorials may be given to St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Frank L. Rose
Blue Hill resident Frank L. Rose, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 2:30 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rosemont with the Rev. Fred Berry officiating. Burial will be at Rosemont Presbyterian Church southeast of Rosemont. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Rose was born March 3, 1910, to Chris and Hattie (VanRaden) Rose in Webster County. On June 20, 1934, he married Lillie A. Johnson at Ayr. He farmed in Webster County.
He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Margene Stevens of Kearney and LaVonda Schmidt of Hastings; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters, and a grandchild.
Memorials may be given to Calvary Lutheran Church.

Wayne C. Reinsch
Geneva resident Wayne C. Reinsch, 57, died Friday, Oct. 6, 1995, in Geneva.
Rosary was Monday at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Services were to be at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Geneva with the Rev. Walter Banach officiating. Burial was planned in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery at Geneva.
Survivors are his wife, Janet; three sons, Mathew, Mark and Patrick, all of Geneva; three brothers, Francis and Clarence, both of Geneva, and Merle of Shickley; six sisters, Viola Stengel of Shickley, Gertrude Dondlinger of Phoenix, Ariz., Maguerite Getz of Denver, Jeanette Schommer of Lincoln, Patricia Bourke of Sutton and Jo Ann Haufle of Crete; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or for masses.

Phil V. Choquette
Campbell resident Phil V. Choquette, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 1995, at Grandview Manor Nursing Home in Campbell.
Wake services are 8 p.m. Wednesday and services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Campbell with the Revs. James Schrader and William L'Heureux and the Very Rev. James O'Connor officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery east of Campbell. Campbell Funeral Home of Campbell is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Choquette was born Dec. 26, 1909, to Wilfred and Mary Louise (L'Heureux) Choquette on a farm near Upland. On June 12, 1934, he married Angela Evelyn Morin in Orleans. They lived in the Upland area. In 1974 they moved to Campbell. His wife died Oct. 26, 1990.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Elks Club and was a 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1123. He was a past member of the Farmer's Home Administration board and Upland School Board. He and his wife were recipients of the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award.
Survivors are two sons, Dennis of Longmont, Colo., and James of Upland; one daughter, Julene Margritz of Lexington; one sister, Adwilda Roggenkamp of Minden; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established.

Raymond T. Hynes
Former Hastings resident Raymond Timothy Hynes, 74, of Salt Lake City died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995, in Salt Lake City.
Services were Saturday at Kearns 16th Ward in Salt Lake City. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park in Salt Lake City. McDougal Funeral Home of Salt Lake City was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hynes was born Jan. 27, 1921, to Daniel P. and Josephine (DeTour) Hynes in Bladen. On Dec. 29, 1945, he married Marie Jones in Salt Lake City. They moved to Hastings, later returning to Salt Lake City where he was solemnized in the Salt Lake Latter Day Saints Temple. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from the federal government where he served as a federal police officer for many years.
He was active in the Boy Scouts of America for more than 27 years. He also was an advisor trainer and commissioner of services in the district. He was a recipient of the Silver Beaver.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Timothy of Midvale, Utah; one brother, James Robert of Harvard; and two grandchildren.

Augusta K.H. Koch
Deshler native Augusta Karoline Heinretta (Ahrens) Koch, 96, of York died Friday, Oct. 6, 1995, in York.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. today at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York with the Rev. Arthur Brinkmeyer officiating. Graveside services were to be at 3 p.m. at Deshler City Cemetery in Deshler. Metz Mortuary of York is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Koch was born Jan. 12, 1899, to Fredrich and Wilhelmine (Atenhan) Ahrens in Deshler. On April 24, 1919, she married William Koch in Deshler. They lived in Deshler, Lincoln and York. Her husband preceded her in death.
She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York.
Survivors are two daughters, Bernice Anderson of Ong and Ruth Fintel of Crete; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Wilbert; two brothers and two sisters.
Memorials may be given to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or the donor's choice.

Gertrude R. Yost
Former Red Cloud resident Gertrude R. (Topham) Yost, 96, died Friday, Oct. 6, 1995, at Community Care of Blue Hill.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Dennis R. Linton-Hendrick officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Yost was born Feb. 18, 1899, to Harry and Ida (Brooks) Topham in Webster County. She attended rural school south of Guide Rock and Red Cloud High School. She was an operator for the Red Cloud telephone company for many years. On Sept. 26, 1921, she married Harry A. Yost in Blue Hill. They lived in Red Cloud where they owned and operated the Fourth Avenue Meat Market. Her husband died April 18, 1987.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of Red Cloud Saddle Club. She also was a Pink Lady at Webster County Community Hospital and a volunteer at Webster County Museum.
Survivors are one daughter, Harriett DeLay of Blue Hill; two sons, Robert of Grand Island and John of Red Cloud; one sister, Bonnie Kuehl of Ogallala; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two daughters, Winifred Hansen and Rachael Portenier; and a grandchild.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church or the Red Cloud American Legion Post No. 238.

Maxine Petersen
Edgar resident Maxine (Hlavac) Petersen, 70, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 1995, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Urbauer-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Edgar with the Rev. Joan Gaines officiating. Burial will be in Edgar Cemetery.
Mrs. Petersen was born March 11, 1925, to Stanley F. and Lottie (Denny) Hlavac in Deweese. On Dec. 31, 1943, she married Robert "Pete" Petersen in Mankato, Kan. She was a homemaker.
Survivors are her husband; two sons, Don of Columbus and Rob of Blue Springs, Mo.; two daughters, Mona Petersen of David City and Ronda Ulmer of Sutton; one brother, Duane Coxbill of Edgar; one sister, Audrey Harnett of Edgar; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be given to the family.

LeRoy Plock Sr.
Harvard resident LeRoy Plock Sr., 81, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harvard United Church of Christ with the Rev. Clarence Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Community Cemetery near Fairmont. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Tuesday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard.
Mr. Plock was born Jan. 22, 1914, to William and Caroline (Fricke) Plock in rural Fillmore County. He attended a rural school and Fairmont High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he returned to farming. He was later a custodian at Fairmont Public Schools. On May 21, 1955, he married Margaret (Dreier) Long. They lived in Fairmont. They later moved to Harvard where he was custodian at Harvard Public Schools.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mary J. Herbek of Hastings, Elaine Scheil of Harvard and Pam Plock of Omaha; two sons, Butch Long of Fairmont and LeRoy Plock Jr. of Asheville, N.C.; two brothers, Carl of Fairmont and Rex of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Memorials may be sent to the family at Box 388, Harvard, NE 68944.

Lloyd C. VanMatre
Hastings native Lloyd Cecil VanMatre, 96, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1995, at Bethesda Care Center in Grand Junction after a short illness.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary chapel in Grand Junction. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Grand Junction.
Mr. VanMatre was born Jan. 12, 1899, to John Wesley and Elizabeth Catherine (Adkins) VanMatre in Hastings. He grew up in Hastings and Hollinger. On May 23, 1917, he married Grace Ethel Cridlebaugh in Beaver City. She died Sept. 12, 1977. He was minister of Evangelist Church of God Holiness in Grand Junction for many years.
Survivors are five daughters, Ruby Amick and Elma Lockard, both of Otis, Colo., Elta Crone of Garden City, Kan., and Joy Mantell and Helen Woodley, both of Grand Junction; 45 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by two sons, a daughter and 12 siblings.
Memorials may be given to Evangelistic Missions Inc., Missionary and Evangelistic Broadcast, Box 609, Benford, IN 47421.

Mary Warneking
Superior resident Mary (Howard) Warneking, 92, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 1995, at Good Samaritan Center in Superior.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Paul Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery north of Superior. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. today and 1-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Warneking was born June 12, 1903, to Isaac and Emma (Furr) Howard in Wingate, Ind. On Dec. 1, 1921, she married Herman Warneking in Hebron. He died March 17, 1958. She worked as a telephone operator and also worked at Bon Ton Cafe and Hotel, Farmers Union Creamery and Armors Creamery.
She was a 40-year member of VFW Post No. 3355 Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and Home and Garden Club, all of Superior.
Survivors are four daughters, Rosa Lee Imhoff of Grand Island, Elfrieda Clark and Ellen Fuller, both of Lincoln, and Doris Morris of McPherson, Kan.; two sons, Glenn of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Howard of Loomis; one brother, Hershel Howard of San Rafael, Calif.; two sisters, Imogene Knightall and Doris Wester, both of Everett, Wash.; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by a son, three brothers and a sister.
Memorials may be given to Centennial Lutheran Church, 855 N. Dakota, Superior, NE 68978.

William B. 'Bill' Jarvis
Former Hastings resident William Bradford "Bill" Jarvis, 65, of Bend, Ore., died of cancer Saturday, Sept. 30, 1995, in Seattle, Wash.
Services were Wednesday at Fauntleroy Community Church in West Seattle, Wash. Memorial services will be at a later date in Hastings. Bleitz Funeral Home of Seattle is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jarvis was born Feb. 26, 1930, to A.R. "Bill" and Arline Jarvis in Seattle. He served in the Korean War. After the war he graduated from Washington State University at Pullman with a political science degree and the University of Denver with a master's degree. On Sept. 5, 1956, he married Marilyn Prescott in Seattle. He worked for Seattle Municipal League. He later worked for J.I. Case Implement Company as district manager in Oregon and store manager in California and Nebraska. He was transferred to Hastings where he continued as manager. He transferred to Bend in 1979. After retiring, he was an estate preservation planner for cattlemen in Oregon.
He was a member of the Salvation Army Board of Directors where he established the Salvation Army's Women's Shelter, Bend Golf and Country Club where he was president, Bend-LaPine School Budget Committee and Rotary, all in Bend; and a member of the Elks Club, Southern Hills Country Club and Lochland Country Club, and was president of the Area Chamber of Commerce, all of Hastings. He was also a high school football referee.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Linda VanDolah and Kim Wilder, both of Hastings, and Lysa Byous of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Dean of Salem, Ore.; his mother of Seattle; one sister, Terry Anderson of SeaTac, Wash.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Salvation Army.

Harry H. Kluver
Fairfield resident Harry Herman Kluver, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial with military rites provided by American Legion Post No. 256 of Fairfield will be in Fairfield Cemetery. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kluver was born July 7, 1918, to Herman Heye and Effie Fredricka (Koch) Kluver in Spring Ranch. He attended school in Spring Ranch. On Nov. 19, 1941, he married Betty Lou Brown in Las Vegas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He farmed in the Fairfield area. In 1966, they moved into Fairfield where he operated various agricultural businesses.
He was a member of American Legion Post No. 256 and VFW Post No. 1346 of Hastings.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Joyce Holeman of Grand Island, Jackie Head of Clay Center and Pam Swanson of Missoula, Mont.; two sisters, Dorothy VonSpreckelsen of Clay Center and LaVeda Stang of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Arthur of Fairfield and Fred of San Clemente, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean McLaughlin; and a brother.

Mary I. Miller
Harvard resident Mary I. Miller, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 1995, at Harvard Rest Haven.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with the Rev. Steve Markle officiating. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Miller was born Feb. 18, 1905, to Herman and Henrietta (Albushardt) Miller in Hastings. She was disabled.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Agnes M. Gardiner
Davenport resident Agnes M. Gardiner, 75, died Monday, Oct. 2, 1995, in Hebron.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Urbauer-Price Funeral Home in Davenport with the Rev. Dennis Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Oak. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gardiner was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Lawrence.
Survivors are her husband, Robert; two brothers, George Schumm of Grand Island and Bernard Schumm of Red Cloud; and one sister, Veronica Barret of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Memorials may be given to the family.

Viola Grisham
Superior resident Viola (Wiggins) Grisham, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995, at Good Samaritan Center in Superior.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Revs. Rod Thelander and Brook Thelander officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation is until 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Grisham was born March 14, 1906, to Joe and Dora (McCoy) Wiggins on a farm near Okmulgee, Okla. She attended Ruby School in Okmulgee. On April 23, 1922, she married Claude Grisham in Okmulgee. He died Dec. 25, 1989. She moved to Good Samaritan Center in 1992.
She was a 50-year member of Church of God Independent Holiness in Nowata, Okla., and attended the Nazarene Church in Superior.
Survivors are one daughter, Lenora Foster of Hays, Kan.; one son, Jim of Superior; and 10 grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two stepsisters and two stepbrothers.
Memorials may be sent to the family at 341 S. Central St., Superior, NE 68978.

Maynard P. Vance
Bladen native Maynard Phillip Vance, 80, of Kearney died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Evangelical Free Church in Kearney with the Rev. Greg Gangwish officiating. Burial will be in Kearney Cemetery. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today at O'Brien-Straatman Mortuary in Kearney.
Mr. Vance was born March 22, 1915, to Ilef and Jessie (Hite) Vance in Bladen. He graduated from Bladen High School in 1933. He attended Kearney State College. On Sept. 27, 1937, he married Joan Clark in Denver, Colo. He trained aircraft workers during World War II. After the war, he taught in small schools in Webster County and Amherst. In 1965, he joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He spent the next 15 years with the Eastern Navajo Agency in New Mexico where he was the school administrator. He retired in 1980 and moved to Kearney.
He was a member of Kearney Evangelical Free Church, Nebraska Senior Citizens Council and American Association of Retired Persons. He was a volunteer for Good Samaritan Hospital league, Meals on Wheels and Kearney Senior Hospitality Center. He also served as a Silver Haired Senator.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Phil of Tecumseh; one daughter Vivian May of Kearney; one sister, Viola Crowe of Bladen; two brothers, Glenn and Ilef, both of Bladen; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister and a grandchild.
Memorials may be given to Evangelical Free Church Building Fund.

Frieda S. Hartzell
Former Glenvil resident Frieda S. (Hinrichs) Hartzell, 86, of Sunnyside Home died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Mrs. Hartzell was born April 10, 1909, to Renke and Talke (Goldenstein) Hinrichs in Glenvil. On Dec. 12, 1936, she married Wayne E. Hartzell in Nelson. He died June 27, 1992. She was a long-time resident of Glenvil.
Survivors are one daughter, Delores Placke of Glenvil; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
Memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Clara F. Synek
Deweese resident Clara Frances (Hesman) Synek, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1995, at Community Care of Blue Hill.
Rosary is at 1:15 p.m. and services at 2 p.m., both Saturday at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Deweese with the Rev. Dennis Hunt officiating. Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery near Deweese. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Synek was born Oct. 26, 1906, to John and Pauline (Stichka) Hesman in rural Deweese. She attended school in Pauline. On May 12, 1941, she married Joseph James Synek at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings. They farmed in the Deweese and Lawrence areas.
She was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church.
Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Joyce Lang of Hastings; two sons, Richard of Edgar and John of Deweese; two sisters, Wilma Pavelka of Hastings and Mildred Haba of Glenvil; two brothers, Elmer Hesman of Hastings and Delmer Hesman of Pauline; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a sister, three brothers and a grandchild.
Memorials may be given to the family.

Emma L. Baker
Blue Hill resident Emma L. (Stroh) Baker, 81, died Monday, Oct. 2, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. Robert Seible officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery north of Blue Hill. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Baker was born June 22, 1914, to Andrew and Hannah (Harrifeld) Stroh on a farm near Rosemont. They moved to Blue Hill in 1930. On Nov. 10, 1934, she married Merten F. Baker in Blue Hill. He died Feb. 1, 1977. She was a receptionist at the Blue Hill Vet Clinic for several years.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school.
Survivors are one daughter, Virginia Potts of Lincoln; one sister, Esther Huse of Blue Hill; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a son and four brothers.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church.


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