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|Beulah M. Myers
Central City resident Beulah Mae Myers, 75, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Grand Island.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kleine Funeral Home chapel in Grand Island. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island.
Survivors are five sons; four daughters, including Ruth A. Hilligas of Inland; 25 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.
Services for Minden resident Hazel Craig, 81, who died Tuesday, Feb.
4, 1997, at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney are 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethany
Lutheran Church in Minden with the Rev. Ed Treat officiating. Graveside
services will be at 3 p.m. at Gaslin Cemetery near Brady. Layton Funeral
Home of Minden is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gardner was born Sept. 16, 1947, to Clyde H. and Lydia (Bader) Ham in Saronville. She graduated from Sutton High School. While in high school, she attended a beauty school in Hastings. She moved to California 32 years ago. She worked as a cosmetologist while earning a political science degree from California State University in Fresno, Calif. She taught for a short time. In 1973 she married Don Gardner. They moved to San Jose, Calif. She worked for Santa Clara County where she retired as a county probation officer. She also was corporate secretary-treasurer of Bay Hydraulics, her husband's company.
She was a member of Aptos United Methodist Church and its choir.
Survivors are her husband; three children, Vickie Gardner Brown of San Jose and Lauren Gardner and Cameron Gardner, both of Soquel; one brother, Gordon Ham of Denver; two sisters, Gail Matthews of Lincoln and Corinne Stone of Tehachapi, Calif.; and her mother of Soquel.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Santa Cruz or the Gardner Children
Educational Fund at Coast Commercial Bank, 1975 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz,
Carl Z. Owen
Mr. Owen was born July 25, 1915, to Hershel Leroy and Jennie (Briggs) Owen near Miltonvale, Kan. He grew up in Miltonvale and attended school there. He moved to Webber at the age of 18. He farmed in the Stover area for 58 years. On Feb. 13, 1937, he married Wilma Fay Powell.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mary Louise Owen of Webber; nine sisters, Dorothy Crist and Reva Chaput, both of Minneapolis, Kan., Hazel Chaput of Corvallis, Ore., Grace Patenaude of Miltonvale, Gladys Murray and LaDoma Peterson, both of Concordia, Kan., Clara Stringham of Lost Springs, Wyo., Phyllis Morgoson of Denver, and Joan Adair of Topeka, Kan.; and one brother, Harold Owen of Republic, Kan.
Memorials may be sent to the family at Rural Route 1, Box 38, Webber,
Delbert L. Rothchild
Mr. Rothchild was born Jan. 14, 1915, to Emmett Silvanus and Olive Ruth (Stansbury) Rothchild on a farm near Montrose, Kan. He attended school at Pavonia in Jewell County. He later attended Rose Hill near Lovewell Lake. On Dec. 6, 1937, he married Carrie Elizabeth Wyatt in Belleville, Kan. He farmed for a time before moving to Seattle where he worked in the shipyards. He later returned to Jewell County. He lived in Webber and worked for the railroad. In 1945 he moved to a farm west of Lovewell. He also worked at Ideal Cement Co. in Superior until a heart attack forced him to retire in 1976 after 27 years of service.
He was a member of Webber Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Shirley Crane of Superior and Jana Tuxhorn of Columbus; five sons, Dennis of Dodge City, Kan., Daryle of Monett, Mo., Delmer of Downs, Kan., Doyle of Mankato and Marlin of Aurora; three brothers, Gaylord of Formoso, Kan., Dale of Mankato and Norman of Denver; two sisters, Doris Godsey of Seattle, Wash., and Noami Kerl of Pawnee City; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, two of which were infants, and an infant grandchild.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Hazel C. Craig
Mrs. Craig was born Sept. 2, 1915, to Elmer and Anna (Isackson) Oman in Brady. She grew up in the Brady area. She graduated from Gothenburg High School. On Feb. 26, 1936, she married Robert Craig in North Platte. They farmed and ranched north of Brady for 41 years. In 1977 they moved to Minden. She was a bookkeeper and in charge of greeting cards at the Ben Franklin Store for many years. Her husband died in 1996.
She was a member of Brady United Methodist Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Jan Egenberger of Minden and LaVae Fattig of Lincoln; one sister, Elsie Keller of Phoenix; one brother, Franklin Oman of North Platte; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Brady Methodist Church, Bethany Lutheran Church in Minden or Mount Carmel Home in Kearney.
Harvard resident William Saxton, 68, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard.
Services and burial will be in Bidwell, Ohio. Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Saxton was born July 18, 1928, to Clem David and Muriel Mae (Fee) Saxton in Bidwell.
Survivors are one sister, Marilyn Himes of Ohio; and one brother, Ed
Karla E. Meiner
Mrs. Meiner was born June 4, 1906, to P. Chris and Anna (Hansen) Hansen in Upland. She grew up in the Upland area. She graduated from Upland High School in 1923. She attended Kearney Normal School and the University of Oregon. She returned to Nebraska and taught in rural schools, including ZYBA Rural School near Upland. On June 4, 1929, she married Edward A. Meiner in Lincoln. They lived in Upland. Her husband died in 1965.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Upland until it disbanded. She then attended the United Methodist Church in Upland. She was active in the Ladies Aid group of Zion Lutheran Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Marilyn Rafat of Lincoln and Carol Allman of Bellevue; one son, Neil of Upland; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Allen; one brother and one sister.
Memorials may be given to Upland United Methodist Church.
James A. Ord
Mr. Ord was born Feb. 9, 1907, to Elam Henry and Mabel Alice (Hunt) Ord in Hastings, Iowa. He grew up in Hastings, Iowa, and graduated from high school there. He trapped mink in order to put himself through college at South Dakota School of Mines and Colorado School of Mines. He received a degree in geophysical engineering. He worked on a seismograph crew exploring for oil. He also was in real estate. He ranched and farmed in the Greeley area. In his 1970s he went back to school to learn artificial insemination for cattle.
He was a member of Hillside Baptist Church and Southern Baptist Conference board.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, James of Greeley, Jerry of Carson City, Nev., and John of Guide Rock; one daughter, Judith Laing of Aurora, Colo.; one brother, Melvin of Tacoma, Wash.; one sister, Venita Rousar of Oak Harbor, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph.
Memorials may be given to Hillside Baptist Mission in care of Adamson
Mortuary, 827 Fifth St. Greeley, CO 80631.
H. Dean Johnson
Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 5, 1936, to Herbert and Velma (Dunkle) Johnson near Fairfield. He moved to Central City with his family where they lived for one year. They then moved to rural Edgar where he grew up. He attended School District 24 and Edgar High School. He ran custom combines for several years before becoming a farmer. In 1953 he married Lorita Fuhrer. In 1966 they moved to Oshkosh. He married Vickie Jacobs in 1995.
He was a member of the Elks.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Deanne Cooper and LuCinda Jessen, both of Oshkosh, and Sherry Jobman of Bayard; two sons, Gary and Ted, both of Oshkosh; one stepdaughter, Angela Dreher at home; one stepson, Ron Rennich of Casper, Wyo.; his mother of Edgar; two brothers, Rollan and Darrel, both of Edgar; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be given to the Oshkosh Rescue Unit to help purchase a
Frederick 'Sam' Deibert
Mr. Deibert was born June 20, 1919, to Julius Edwin and Fairy Faye (Barr) Deibert in Hoxie, Kan. On Feb. 22, 1941, he married Wilma Helen Sager in Garden City, Kan. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired farmer and stockman. He lived in Hoxie, Arriba, Colo., and Esbon before retiring to Mankato.
He was a member of Odessa United Methodist Church of Esbon. He was a lifetime member of Perry A. Lamb American Legion Post No. 368 of Esbon and a member of the VFW Post No. 7830 of Mankato, 12th Armored Division Association and Pike Trail Sams. He was involved in 4-H for 36 years, serving in various capacities. In January 1991, he was inducted in the Kansas Fiars Association Hall of Fame.
Survivors are his wife; five sons, Edwin Bruce and Dale Junn, both of Minneola, Kan., Edward Gene of Virginia Beach, Va., Jackie Ray of Columbus and Andy Joe of Russell, Kan.; two daughters, Helen Alice Libby of Haviland, Kan., and Kathy Sue Lindberg of Colby, Kan.; two brothers, Kenneth of North Platte and Corwin Franklin of Brewster, Kan.; one sister, Maggie Ann Brown of Ellinwood, Kan.; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be given to Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care Unit.
Una B. Koch
Mrs. Koch was born March 2, 1913, to Evert and Julia (Halstead) Duncan in Mason City. In 1926 she moved to Hastings from York. She was a cook at Central Community College for 12 years. She retired in 1981. On April 3, 1983, she married Lambert "Bert" Koch in Denver. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Donna Cox of Mesa, Ariz., and Shirley Carlson of Bertrand; one son, William Cox of Bethany, Okla.; one brother, Ivan Duncan of Denver; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Clifford Cox in 1972 and Glenn McCoy in 1980; and two brothers.
Memorials may be given to Church of the Nazarene Memorial Roll.
Mr. Katzberg was born Oct. 28, 1919, to Gustave and Emma (Bockstadter) Katzberg near Prosser. He grew up on the family farm near Prosser. He attended Christ Lutheran Parochial School near Prosser. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Silver Star and Purple Heart. On May 30, 1954, he married Alvena Juhl in Wood River. They farmed in the Wood River area.
He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church and the community.
Survivors are his wife; five daughters, Joyce Gideon of Wood River, Carol Owen of Grand Island, Jewell Hulitt of Randallstown, Md., Kimberly Frazell of Wood River and Barbara Kenny of Cairo; one sister, Leona Lambrecht of Wood River; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Wayne Mesecher Sr.
Rev. Mesecher was born Sept. 23, 1934, to Keith and Goldie (Bundy) Mesecher in East Peoria, Ill. He graduated from East Peoria High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56. On Aug. 26, 1956, he married Sherrill DeBoer at the First English Lutheran Church in Peoria. He worked at the Peoria and Pekin Union Railroad for 16 years. He graduated from Eureka (Ill.) College in 1968. In 1971 he graduated from Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He served at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil from 1971-77, First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burlington, Colo., from 1977-86 and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Omaha from 1986-96. He retired in 1996 due to ill health.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Sherri McCune of Hastings; three sons, Wayne "Rusty" Jr. of Burlington, Carl of Gainesville, Fla., and Peter of Hastings; two brothers, Mitchell of Huntington Station, N.Y., and Jerry of Washington, Ill.; one sister, Sandra Gale of Texas; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church
Ella A. Schroeder
Mrs. Schroeder was born March 4, 1925, to Henry and Alma (Meyer) Mueller near Davenport. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1943 and then taught preschool for three years - the last two at Zion Lutheran near Lawrence.
She married Oscar Schroeder Feb. 9, 1947 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Davenport. They lived and farmed near Lawrence, where she was a member of Rosemont Calvary Lutheran Church and the ladies' aid society.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Linda Ernstmeyer of Lincoln; two sons, Leonard of Superior and Bob of Blue Hill; three sisters, Lorna Wagoner and Irma Sunderman, both of Clarinda, Iowa, and Florence Sunderman of Lincoln; three brothers, Erwin Mueller of Hebron, Walter Mueller of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Alfred Mueller of Superior; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
Memorials may be directed to Rosemont Calvary Lutheran Church.
Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.
Cecilia L. Gass
Mrs. Underwood was born June 21, 1917, to William and Amelia (LaFever) Golgert in Juniata. She grew up on the family farm near Inland. She graduated from Inland High School in 1934. She lived in Doniphan. On June 3, 1942, she married Donald M. Underwood in Sundance, Wyo. They lived in Doniphan. They owned and operated the G & U Station. They retired in 1982. Her husband died in 1991. She continued to live in Doniphan.
She was an active member of Doniphan United Methodist Church and was a past member of Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors are one son, Clifford of Doniphan; two brothers, Wayne Golgert of Los Angeles and Alvin Golgert of Hordville; two sisters, LaVonne Terrel of Torrington, Wyo., and Laura Treat of Lincoln; and two stepgrandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a sister.
Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church.
Mr. Berkemeyer was born Feb. 18, 1906, to August and Lydia (Nahley) Berkemeyer in Bladen. He grew up on the family farm south of Bladen. He attended Plainview country school. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He returned to Webster County where he farmed.
He is survived by a sister, Myra Anderson of Red Cloud.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Phyllis L. Evans
Mrs. Evans was born March 25, 1923, to George and Vera (Herrick) Nye in Clay Center. She grew up and attended school in Clay Center. On Jan. 21, 1942, she married Doial Woolen in Mankato, Kan. They lived in Clay Center. In 1957 they moved to Portland, Ore. In 1981 they moved to Nut Tree Mobil Park in Newberg. Her husband died that same year. On Sept. 29, 1983, she married Aura C.R. "Ross" Evans in Newberg.
She attended Zion Lutheran Church in Newberg. She was a volunteer for the Host Reading Program in the public schools for more than 10 years. She received awards from Yambill County for her work. She was president of the Women's Club.
Survivors are her husband; four sons, Rodger Woolen, Jerry Woolen, Clay Woolen and Norman Woolen, all of Newberg; three brothers, Bill Nye of Omaha, Larry Nye of Dannebrog and Jim Nye of Lincoln; one sister, Carol Hayes of Clay Center; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be given to Newberg Fish Organization.
Roger M. Hogan
Melvin L. Smith
Mr. Smith was born Dec. 3, 1925, to Carl and Martha (Blum) Smith in Hastings. He graduated from high school in Hastings. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-46, serving in Europe and the Pacific. He returned to Hastings where he worked for the Nash Finch Co. On Jan. 22, 1951, he married Lota L. Wright in Riverton. They lived in Hastings, except for 1956 when they lived in Holdrege and Gothenburg. He worked as a service technician for Don's TV and Appliance from 1956-78. He then worked for Dutton-Lainson Co. He retired in 1986. His wife died April 1, 1973. On March 11, 1989, he married Harriett L. Marsh. They lived in Hastings.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Chorus of the Plains and several bowling teams.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Scott of Hong Kong; one daughter, Jody Schakat of Hastings; three stepsons, Greg Marsh and Scott Marsh, both of Hastings, and Jeff Marsh of Omaha; one stepdaughter, Jill Konen of Lincoln; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to hospice, Grace United Methodist Church or
Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Alta M. Kingsley
Adam C. Jurgena
Adam was born Nov. 15, 1996, in Hastings.
Survivors are his parents and brothers, Alexander Jurgena and Austin Jurgena; and grandparents, Steve and Lin Jurgena of Hastings and Bob and Sharon Bonwell of Federal Way, Wash.
Memorials may be given to the family.