Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Mildred L. Fuller
Franklin resident Mildred L. (Steinkruger) Paulson Fuller, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin United Methodist Church in Franklin with the Rev. Richard L. Dimond officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin and 1 p.m. until services at the church.

Mrs. Fuller was born June 16, 1920, to William and Louise (Dependehner) Steinkruger on a farm near Macon. She attended School District 34 and Franklin High School. On Sept. 16, 1943, she married Darrel Paulson in Franklin. On April 19, 1974, she married Armon Fuller in Alma. He died May 8, 1993. She worked for the Franklin Nursing Center for 16 years.

She was a member of United Methodist Church.

Survivors are one daughter, Diana Rezac of Austin, Texas; one stepdaughter, Darlene Brumbaugh of Orleans; two stepsons, Arlon Fuller of Evan, Colo., and Elden Fuller of McCook; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous stepgrandchildren; and stepgreat-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, four sisters and 11 brothers.
 

Donald B. Leonard
Former Hastings resident Donald B. Leonard, 57, of Lincoln died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, in Lincoln.
Memorial services are 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings. The remains were cremated. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home of Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Leonard was born Sept. 28, 1939, to Lester and Opal (Rash) Leonard in Iowa City, Iowa. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1957. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for Burlington Railroad before founding the Interstate Travelers Guide and DBL Construction.

He was a member of Hastings Jaycees and past president of Parents Without Partners of Lincoln.

Survivors are four daughters, Donna Huston and Regina Leonard, both of Lincoln, Cindy Chavira of Hastings and Julie Barrientez of Doniphan; one son, Donald B. Jr. of Lincoln; three sisters, Marie Hayes of Hastings, Myrna Huthmacher of Winter Park, Fla., and Helen Dutton of Eustis; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

A memorial fund has been established at Commercial Federal Bank in Lincoln.
 

Darrel D. Adams
Former Rosedale resident Darrel D. Adams, 66, of Lincoln died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, in Lincoln.
Services were Saturday at Lincoln Berean Church in Lincoln with the Rev. Curt Lehman officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park. Butherus-Maser & Love Mortuary of Lincoln was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Adams was born March 15, 1930, to William and Myrtle Adams in Hastings. He was co-owner of Leuck Radio Supply in Lincoln.

He was a member of Lincoln Berean Church, American Legion Post No. 3, Christian Businessmen and Thursday Morning Businessmen's Bible Study.

He is survived by his wife, Joan.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Memorials may be given to Lincoln Berean Church, Tabitha Hospice in Lincoln or Rosedale Cemetery Association.
 

Vernon L. Siefken
Trumbull resident Vernon Lyle Siefken, 76, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at his home.
Services are pending with Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Odessa M. Anderson

Hastings resident Odessa M. Anderson, 95, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are pending with Butler-Volland Funeral Home.
 

Odessa M. Anderson
Hastings resident Odessa Merle (Hendrickson) Anderson, 95, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Order of the Eastern Star services will be provided by O.E.S. Acacia Chapter No. 39. Visitation is 2-9 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

Mrs. Anderson was born June 16, 1901, to John Wesley and Katie Ethelyn (Dellenbaugh) Hendrickson in Peoria, Ill. On April 17, 1922, she married John Pearson Anderson. In 1944 they moved to Hastings from Pauline. She worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot during World War II. She also was a homemaker. Her husband died Sept. 1, 1967.

She was a 50-year member of First United Methodist Church and was a member of its United Methodist Church Women. She also was a 50-year member of O.E.S. Acacia Chapter No. 39.

Survivors are one daughter, Ethelyn Merle "Lyn" Templin of Hastings; two sons, Bernel and Donald of Hastings; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one brother and one grandchild.

Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church or O.E.S. Acacia Chapter No. 39.
 

Vernon L. Siefken
Trumbull resident Vernon Lyle Siefken, 76, died Monday, Jan.13, 1997, at his home.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Clinton McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Trumbull. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Siefken was born Aug. 21, 1920, to Frank and Katie (Campbell) Siefken in Trumbull. He graduated from Trumbull High School in 1938. On June 9, 1946, he married Doris Kothe. He farmed east of Trumbull.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church south of Hastings.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Cheryl Kegley of Franklin; one son, Kevin of Trumbull; one brother, Myron of Fort Collins, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

A memorial will be established.
 

Maurice C. Holt
Former Tribland resident the Rev. Maurice C. Holt, 89, of Kearney died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Kearney with the Rev. Dr. Ron Roemmich officiating. Burial with military rites provided by Kearney VFW Post No. 759 and Kearney National Guard Unit will be in Kearney Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney.

Rev. Holt was born Dec. 9, 1907, to William and Leora (Harman) Holt in Sherman, Texas. He moved to San Angelo, Texas, with his family at an early age. He graduated from San Angelo High School and from East Central University in Ada, Okla. On June 17, 1934, he married Velma G. Jones in Marietta, Okla. He graduated from seminary school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He served in various United Methodist churches in Oklahoma. In 1943 he entered the U.S. Army as a chaplain. He served in Germany during World War II until 1946. After the war he served as a minister in Bells, Texas, and Fairfax, Okla. In 1951-54, during the Korean War, he returned to Germany to serve as chaplain. They then moved to Nebraska where he served in Harvard, Oakland, Arnold, Nelson, Kenesaw and Amherst. He retired in 1975 and moved to Hastings. In 1977 they moved to Kearney. He served at the Methodist Memorial Home in Holdrege for six years. He also served as retired minister at the First United Methodist Church in Kearney.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men's Organization, Masonic Lodge and VFW. He was a past member of the Kiwanis Club and had been a Boy Scout leader.

Survivors are his wife; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Chuck; two brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be given to the Music Education Fund at First United Methodist Church or the family.
 

Kathleen McFerren
Hastings resident Kathleen (Knutstrom) McFerren, 84, of 232 Ringland Road died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Goldbeck Towers.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Burial will be in Juniata Cemetery at Juniata. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home. There will be no viewing at the church.

Mrs. McFerren was born June 16, 1912, to Charles and Susan (Salladay) Knutstrom in Biggsville, Ill. She moved with her family to Powell, Wyo., where they farmed. They also developed and operated the local telephone system. She graduated from Hastings College in 1933, majoring in English. On Dec. 24, 1936, she married Darel D. McFerren. They taught and administered the Methodist Mission School in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia from 1937-42. She taught English and directed the Sunday school program. Their last-minute escape during the Japanese invasion ended their mission tour. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., earning a master's degree in English. After the war they returned to Hastings. Her husband was a professor of history at Hastings College. He preceded her in death.

She was a member of the American Literature Club, Hastings Piecemakers and the Hastings College's faculty women's knitting club. She also was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, P.E.O. Chapter DA and YWCA.

Survivors are one son, Alan of Nappanee, Ind.; one daughter, Susan Koch of Omaha; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be given to Hastings College General Scholarship Fund, American Diabetes Association or First United Methodist Church.
 

Angela M. Hamilton
Deweese resident Angela M. (Brouillette) Hamilton, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, in Superior.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today and services are 11 a.m. Thursday, both at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Deweese with the Rev. Dennis Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Riverton Cemetery at Riverton. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hamilton was born May 12, 1917, to Wilfred Joseph and Mary Dellia (Breault) Brouillette near Campbell. She attended Campbell School. On July 20, 1940, she married Donald Hamilton at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud.

She was a 40-year member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church and a member of its Altar Society.

Survivors are her husband; one son, Dan of Deweese; one daughter, Barbara Coppedge of Rapid City, S.D.; one sister, Lucille Hamilton of North Bend, Ore.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Earl Hawks
Hebron resident Earl Hawks, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, in Hebron.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at United Church of Christ in Belvidere with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery at Belvidere. Visitation is at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva.

Mr. Hawks was born in Bruning. He married Pauline E. Miller.

He was a charter member of the Nebraska Flying Farmers, of which he was International Flying Farmer of the Year in 1979, a member of Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame, Fairbury BPO Elks Lodge No. 1203, Hebron Masonic Lodge No. 43 A.F. & A.M., 32 degree Mason, Scottish Rite in Lincoln, Shrine Clown and Flying Fez Units, Seaosris Temple of Lincoln, "Sunshine The Clown" Nebraska Clown Unit and life member of Shriner Hospital. He was a benefactor of Lincoln Foundation and McPherson College. He was 1972 Clown of the Year of the Shrine Clown Unit and was made an Admiral of the Great Navy of Nebraska in 1973.

He is survived by his wife.
 

Marjorie F. Miserez
Hastings resident Marjorie Fern (Johnson) Miserez, 75, of Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at GSV All Saints Chapel with the Rev. Donald E. Boeschen officiating. Graveside services are 3 p.m. at Lyons Cemetery at Lyons with the Rev. Calvin L'Heureux officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at 9:15 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Miserez was born Sept. 1, 1921, to Roy and Laura (Pearson) Johnson in Lyons. She graduated from Omaha South High School in 1939. She attended Wayne State Teachers College. She owned and operated Lucy's Ladies Shop in Dodge for nearly 20 years. In 1973 she moved to the Good Samaritan Village in Hastings.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and Towers Bible Study, both of Hastings.

Survivors are two sons, Joe Aerisolphal of Des Moines and Bob Miserez of Jefferson City, Mo.; two daughters, Betty Miserez of Omaha and Darlene Miserez of Pal Alto, Calif.; one brother, LeRoy Johnson of Moses Lake, Wash.; four sisters, Marie Wieler of West Point, Dorothy Stewart of Portland, Ore., Beverly Leisy of Littleton, Colo., and Donna Sala of Longmont, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Agnes Harms
Former Hildreth resident Agnes (Petersen) Harms, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Layton Funeral Home chapel in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Ronald Roemmich officiating. Burial will be in Hildreth Cemetery at Hildreth. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Harms was born Nov. 6, 1910, to Jorgen and Anna (Hansen) Petersen near Hildreth in Franklin County. She grew up in the Hildreth area. She graduated from Hildreth High School in 1929. She worked at Farmer's Union and Glenn's Grocery, both in Hildreth. She also worked at the telephone company. On April 15, 1942, she married Menn Harms in Hastings. They farmed southwest of Hildreth. After retiring they moved into Hildreth. Her husband died May 9, 1991. She moved to Mount Carmel Home in 1992.

She also was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Memorials may be given to the Golden Years Center in Hildreth.
 

Elizabeth F. Drake
Red Cloud resident Elizabeth F. (Leadabrand) Hasselbacher Drake, 93, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.
Services are 2 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.

Mrs. Drake was born Aug. 31, 1903, to Frank I. and Margaret (Abel) Leadabrand in Smith County, Kan. She grew up in the Red Cloud area. She graduated from Red Cloud High School. She taught rural schools for a number of years in Red Willow and Webster counties. On June 21, 1928, she married Curtis Hasselbacher. In June 1957 they moved to Blue Hill. He died Dec. 30, 1968. On June 3, 1976, she married Chester Drank. He died Jan. 19, 1978. In 1980 she moved to Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. In December 1994 she moved to Heritage Care Center.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud.

Survivors are one daughter, Thelma Wilmot of Hastings; one stepdaughter, Bernice Hasselbacher of Hastings; one brother, Andrew Leadabrand of Greenwood; two sisters, Bernice Elrod of Glendora, Calif., and Ellen Gibbs of Pico Rivera, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
 

Joe A. Miller
Former Superior resident Joe A. Miller, 45, of Oklahoma City died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997.
A wake services was Sunday at Gene Adams Funeral Home chapel in Bethany, Okla. Services were Monday at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery at Oklahoma City.

Mr. Miller was born April 15, 1951, to Wilfred and Helen Miller in Superior. He graduated from Superior High School in 1969. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in engineering. He was a consulting engineer in Wahoo. In 1983 he moved to Oklahoma City where he worked for HTB Architects and Engineers. He was employed by the FAA at the time of his death. He married Janet Kaldahl.

He was a member of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church. He was scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 117 for more than five years.

Survivors are his wife and three sons, Jeff, Jon and Jay; his parents of Superior; two brothers, Ivan of Superior and Mike of Franklin; and four sisters, Susan Brown of Lawrence, Kan., Peg Grabast of Superior, Polly Drohman of Deshler and Nancy Hollister of Hastings.

Memorials may be given to Boy Scout Troop No. 117 in care of Fred Forde, Committee Chairman, 5633 NW 58, Oklahoma City, OK 73122 or Epiphany of the Lord Building Fund, 7336 W. Britton Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.
 

Lois 'Marge' Reimer
Former Hastings resident Lois M. "Marge" (Brown) Reimer, 70, of Grand Island died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Lakeview Nursing Center in Grand Island.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Grand Island with the Rev. Tim Anderson officiating. Her remains were cremated. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home of Grand Island is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Reimer was born Aug. 7, 1926, to Lester Harlan and Helen (Morris) Brown in Elkhorn. She graded from Elkhorn High School in 1943. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1947. On June 9, 1947, she married Louis W. Reimer in Lincoln. She taught at a country school near Gretna, O'Neill High School, Hastings Junior High School and Central Community College-Grand Island. She also was a substitute teacher in Grand Island.

She was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Riverside Country Club, YWCA, Bridge Card Club and Nebraska State Education Association. She did volunteer work for the Red Cross.

Survivors are one daughter, Barb Jensen of O'Neill; one son, James of Albuquerque, N.M.; her stepmother, Thelma Brown of Hastings; one sister, Maureen Greenwell of Omaha; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to St. Francis Hospice or the Talking Book and Braille Service.
 

Clifford A. Jacobsen
Norman resident Clifford A. Jacobsen, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dale Coakley officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Friday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

Mr. Jacobsen was born Sept. 9, 1915, to Christian and Margaret (Nelsen) Jacobsen in Kearney County. He grew up east of Minden. He graduated from Minden High School in 1933. On Sept. 26, 1936, he married Yetive Whipple. They farmed east of Minden. He retired in 1981. 

He was a member of First Christian Church and a charter member of the Heartwell Lions Club. He was a Kearney County Supervisor for many years and a 4-H leader for 14 years.

Survivors are his wife; three sons, Gary of Arvada, Colo., Gayle of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Ronny of Minden; two daughters, Lavon Madsen of Minden and Nadine Westwood of Kearney; four sisters, Myrtha Talbert, Fern Beisheim, Geneva Warp and Dorothy McLellan, all of Minden; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.
 

Donna L. Kohl
Former Hastings resident Donna Ilene (Overy) Kohl, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, in a Colorado Springs nursing home.
Memorial services were to be at 2:30 p.m. today at Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs.

Mrs. Kohl was born Jan. 8, 1927, to Howard and Mattie (Valentine) Overy in Pauline. On April 18, 1945, she married Jack G. Kohl in Hastings. They moved to the Colorado Springs and Ute Pass area in 1961.

She was a member of Pikes Peak Free Methodist Church in Colorado Springs.

Survivors are her husband of Green Mountain Falls, Colo.; two sons, Kent B. of Grand Junction, Colo., and Stephen L. of Colorado Springs; three daughters, Linda Morris and Kitsey Norris, both of Colorado Springs; and Rebecca Kohl of Denver; one brother, Kerwyn Overy of Polk; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Penrose Cancer Research, 2215 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907 or the Special Olympics, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd., Suite E-1, Colorado Springs, CO 80910.
 

Clyde T. Pursell
Hastings resident Clyde T. Pursell, 89, of Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion died Thursday, Jan,. 16, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior with the Rev. Bill Liddell officiating. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

Mr. Pursell was born Feb. 1, 1907, to Revery C. and Laura M. (Reber) Pursell in Woods County, Okla. On Oct. 11, 1924, he married Ceona Sund in Mankato, Kan. She died in 1961. He worked in the maintenance department of Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital for 10 years. He retired in 1969. He moved away from Hastings, returning in 1990 from Hillsboro, Ore.

Survivors are two daughters, Marjorie G. Thomsen of Portland, Ore., and Betty B. McClure of Hastings; one son, Clyde E. of Hillsboro, Ore.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He also was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Memorials may be given to GSV Perkins Pavilion.
 

Ruth Schleif
Former Superior resident Ruth Schleif,76, of Beatrice died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, in Lincoln.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Michael Osberg officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery at Nelson. 

Miss Schleif was born Dec. 20, 1920, to Edward August and Mathilda Louise (Brennfoerder) Schleif in Superior. She graduated from Superior High School in 1938. She later received a bachelor of arts degree at Kearney State College and a master's degree in education at the University of Nebraska. She taught for 12 years in rural schools in Nuckolls County, Hardy, Ruskin and Gresham and for the last 31 years in Beatrice. She retired in May 1983.

She was active in church and community affairs, including Beatrice Bicentennial steering committee, Beatrice Chautauqua and Beatrice Fine Arts Festival. She was recipient of the professional category of the Salutes to Women Award presented by the Women's Division of the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce in 1976. In 1977 she received the Nebraska Woman of Achievement Award from the Nebraska Business and Professional Women's Organization. She was a member of Business and Professional Women's Organization, Area Retired Teachers' Organization, Winter Lights Committee, Federated Woman's Club, all in Beatrice, St. John Lutheran Church and Rebekah Circle of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Survivors are two brothers, Leo of Davenport and Vern of Phoenix; and two sisters, Emma Jacobsen of Hoisington, Kan., and Esther Fritz of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be given to the family.


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