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|Orlena M. Hansen
Former Red Cloud resident Orlena Marie Hansen, 78, of Omaha died Friday, March 14, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
Services were to be at 10 a.m. today at Heritage Church of the Nazarene in Omaha with the Revs. William Abell and Rick Blogett officiating. Burial was planned at 4 p.m. today at Red Cloud Cemetery at Red Cloud. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hansen was born April 27, 1918, in Coon Rapids, Iowa.
Survivors are her husband, Clayton; two sons, Dennis of Omaha and Clinton
of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Sheila Putnam of Council Bluffs, Iowa;
five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Marvin E. Lewis
Mr. Lewis was born May 23, 1931, to Charles E. and Ethel C. Lewis in Fairbury. He graduated from Fairbury High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He had owned and operated Marvin's Garden Restaurant and Bar in Nederland, Colo. He also was a carpenter. He lived in Beatrice, Central City, Aurora, Lincoln, Boulder, Colo., and Nederland.
Survivors are his wife, Eileen M.; three sons, Tony M. of Fairfax, Va., Charles E. of Lincoln and Michael G. of Urbana, Mo.; two daughters, Sandra L. Moaurd of Longmont, Colo., and Cynthia G. Lewis of Nederland; five brothers, Wallace of Longmont, Lyle of Grand Junction, Colo., Ralph of Loveland, Colo., Leroy of Martell and Richard of Adams; one sister, Dora Jane Watts of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
Viola J. Pease
Mrs. Pease was born June 12, 1925, to Anton and Grace (Corey) Austrum. She married B.C. Pease. She lived in Hastings for 20 years. She was an administrator in the dental department of Hastings Regional Center.
Survivors are one daughter, Patricia Foland of Littleton; one brother,
Richard Austrum of California; and two grandchildren.
Amanda L. Harms
Mrs. Harms was born Dec. 3, 1907, to William and Wilhelmine (Rippe) Baumann in Bruning. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron.
She is survived by her husband, Edward.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Memorials may be given to Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron.
Gerald 'Jerry' Tanquary
Mr. Tanquary was born Aug. 13, 1916, to William and Edna (Sharp) Tanquary in Bloomington. He attended schools in Bloomington. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1934. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On May 31, 1947, he married Dorothy Sexton in North Platte. They lived in Lincoln. They moved to Englewood, Colo., in 1956 and to Franklin in 1988. He was a pipefitter. He worked out of the local union hall in Denver. He retired in 1974.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, VFW, American Legion and Pipefitters Local Union No. 208 AFL-CIO in Denver.
Survivors are his wife; one brother, Ralph of Bloomington; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Rudolph L. Jensen
Mr. Jensen was born Oct. 6, 1936, to James W. and Emma I. (Faber) Jensen in Campbell. He graduated from Holstein High School. He served in the U.S. Navy. On April 13, 1957, he married Barbara Jean Miller at the Nazarene Church in Hastings. He worked for O.P.A. Skaggs in Holdrege, Mason Supermarket in Minden and Allen's of Hastings. On April 28, 1968, he and his wife purchased Affiliated Foods in Kenesaw.
He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Kearney.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Mike and Doug, both of Kenesaw; one sister, Verdell Jones of Independence, Mo.; two brothers, James of Upland and Donald of Axtell; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Raymond W. O'Hara
Mr. O'Hara was born May 3, 1908, to J. W. and Laura (Moore) O'Hara in Blue Mound. He was a farmer-stockman. He lived in Blue Mound; Amarillo, Texas; Lincoln; Dodge City, Kan.; and Sylvia, Kan., before moving to Mankato.
He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church, Farm Security Administration and Extension Service. He was a former leader for Eager Beavers 4-H Club in Mankato, Phi Kappa Phi honor society of Kansas State University and honorary chapter farmer in FFA.
Survivors are his wife, Sarah; four sisters, Nona Geuy of Florence, Ore., Pauline D. Lasswell of Ottawa, Kan., Sheila M. Light of Conifer, Colo., B. Mildred Hamilton of Dallas, Ore.; one brother, M. Dale of Ottawa; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Elaine Peirce.
Memorials may be given to Harmony United Methodist Church or Eager Beavers
Mr. Bartholomew was born June 24, 1913, to James F. and Margaret (Philipson) Bartholomew in Newark, N.J. In 1940 he married Mae Carroll in Cape Cod, Md. She preceded him in death. He owned and operated a sawmill in New Jersey. He moved to Roseland in 1989 and to Hastings in 1995.
Survivors are one daughter, Anne Shaver of Hastings; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
Myra M. Anderson
Mrs. Anderson was born June 29, 1908, to August and Lydia (Nahley) Berkemeyer in Bladen. She grew up on a farm south of Bladen. She attended Plainview rural school. She graduated from Bladen High School in 1927. On March 14, 1934, she married Lloyd B. Jensen. They lived in the Inavale area. He died Nov. 16, 1951. On July 5, 1952, she married Con Kugler. They farmed in the Inavale area. He died Sept. 23, 1982. On Nov. 15, 1984, she married Robert Anderson. They lived in Red Cloud.
Survivors are her husband; four stepsons, Gaylord Anderson of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Delmar Anderson of Fort Collins, Colo., Donald Anderson of Grand Island and Gerald Anderson of Hastings; two stepdaughters, Norena Freeberg of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Sharon McCartney of Red Cloud; 15 stepgrandchildren; and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Justin L. Heitmann
Justin was born Feb. 28, 1981, to Lee and Rachelle (Hayes) Heitmann in Belleville, Kan. He lived in Byron and Lincoln for a short time. He later moved to Tabor. He was a junior at Fremont Mills High School.
He was a member of the Fremont Mills High School wrestling team. He also was on the Woods Pool Swimming and Diving Team and played baseball.
Survivors are his mother and stepfather, Rachelle and Robert Schroeder of Tabor; father and stepmother, Lee and Ruth Heitmann of Omaha; three brothers, Nathan of Tabor, Eric of Lincoln and James of Omaha; one half sister, Windy Perusse of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; grandparents, Jim and Ruth Hayes of Hastings, Merlin and Velma Heitmann of Byron and Wilber Schroeder of Westside, Iowa; and a great-grandmother, Myrtle Wilmot of Red Cloud.
He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Gertrude Schroeder; and a great-grandfather, Albert Heitmann.
A memorial fund has been established.
Gladys I. Hohnstein
Mrs. Hohnstein was born Feb. 13, 1909, to James F. and Dorothy M. (Bailey) Frye in Hastings. She attended Hastings Senior High School. On Dec. 8, 1928, she married Adam C. Hohnstein. He died in November 1962. She had a real estate license and managed several properties in Hastings.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors are one daughter, Marion Wilson of Oxford; one son, Gerald of Littleton, Colo.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Memorial
Lena M. Fritson
Mrs. Fritson was born March 8, 1906, to Adam J. and Regina (Lorcher) Schnuerle near Davenport. She moved with her parents to a farm northeast of Naponee at an early age. She attended Bethel School District 16. On Feb. 27, 1927, she married Carl Fritson in Macon. They farmed in the Macon area for 44 years. In 1971 they retired and moved into Franklin. Her husband died Oct. 25, 1983.
She was a past member of St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church in Naponee. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Macon.
Survivors are two sons, Leon of Minden and Mervin of Macon; three daughters, Leona Albers and Sandra Kruse, both of Hildreth, and Eunice Adam of Franklin; 18 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers, five sisters and one
Mary J. Davenport
Mrs. Davenport was born Aug. 6, 1927, to Floyd and Allie (Holloway) Fenner in Jewell County, Kan. She attended Athens Elementary School and graduated from Glen Elder High School, both in Glen Elder, Kan. She lived most of her life in Little Rock, Ark., Jewell, Kan., and Mankato. She had been a school teacher, waitress and homemaker.
She was a member of Center Rebekah Lodge of Mankato.
Survivors are her husband, Glen; one daughter, Patricia Hart of Alliance; one son, Olen Goodwin of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; one sister, Wilma Hendrickson of Willis, Texas; one brother, John Fenner of Conway, Ark.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Jewell County Emergency Medical Service of
Russell R. Mundorff
Mr. Mundorff was born Oct. 13, 1911, to Fred and Hazel (Worman) Mundorff in Clay Center. He graduated from Clay Center High School in 1929. On Feb. 1, 1931, he married Wilma W. "Billie" Randall in Nelson. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-45. He was a parachute rigger. He moved to Kearney where he was parts manager at Kizzier Chevrolet Co. for more than 20 years. He and his wife moved to Oakland, Calif., where he was parts manager for General Motors until retiring in 1977. In 1978 they returned to Kearney.
He was a member of First Christian Church, Kearney Elks Lodge No. 984 and American Legion Post No. 52.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, JoAnn Loewenthal of Jamestown, R.I.; one sister, Eileen Richesson of Ogden, Utah; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Hospital Heart Fund in Kearney.
Roy C. Kothe
Mr. Kothe was born Aug. 11, 1918, to John and Marie (Uhrmacher) Kothe on a farm southwest of Hastings. On Oct. 4, 1940, he married Laura Fischer. They lived in Adams County until 1954 when they moved to Hamilton County. He was a farmer-stockman.
He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church southwest of Hastings.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Joyce Hinrichs of Trumbull and Janet Copple of Hansen; one son, Cletus of Giltner; one sister, Doris Siefken of Trumbull; one brother, Marvin of Hastings; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers.
Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Kenneth V. Krueger
Mr. Krueger was born Sept. 16, 1928, to Paul John and Elizabeth (VanBoening) Krueger in Ayr. He attended Trinity Lutheran Parochial School in Blue Hill through the eighth grade. He graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1946. On April 9, 1950, he married Mariel Stroh at Trinity Lutheran Church. They lived in Ayr, Roseland and Blue Hill. He farmed until 1983. He then worked as district sales manager for Mycogen Seed Co. He retired in 1996.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he was an elder.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Steven and Timothy, both of Blue Hill; two daughters, Dianne Gilbert of Sutton and Karen Schultz of Doniphan; six brothers, Paul and Wendel, both of Blue Hill, Leslie of Red Cloud, Glen of Auburn, James of Norfolk and Alan of Hastings; three sisters, Eleanor Beahm and Sylvia Bell, both of Blue Hill, and Elaine Beezley of Red Cloud; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Mark Alan; and one brother.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Donald D. Culin
Mr. Culin was born April 23, 1930, in Ong.
He was a member of Morocco Temple No. 42, Capital Blue Lodge No. 54, Scottish Rite of Cheyenne, Wyo., VFW Post No. 4309 of Brevard, N.C., Oakridge Homeowners Association of Ponte Vedra Beach and a life member of American Legion Post No. 88 of Brevard.
Survivors are his wife, Bertha; two sons, Dennis of Apex, N.C., and Kevin; one daughter, Kelly D. Culin Painter; one brother, Harold D. of Commerce City, Colo.; one sister, Delores Yunko of Commerce City; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of Northeast Florida
of the American Cancer Society, Jacksonville Beach/Ponte Vedra Beach Unit.
Raymond E. Ahlman
Mr. Ahlman was born Feb. 14, 1926, to Fredrick and Anna (Dickman) Ahlman in Pierce. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1944-46. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. On Sept. 12, 1948, he married Marjorie Ann Born at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. He farmed in Nebraska, then worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot near Hastings until it closed. He worked for Western Land Roller. In 1959 he went to work for Hastings Utilities. He retired in March 1988. He and his wife had a janitorial business.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he was a trustee; VFW; DAV and American Legion.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Susan Rae Pendergast of Fort Worth, Texas, and Vickie Ann Dowers of Galesburg, Ill.; three sons, Terry Allen of Lincoln, Roger Eugene of Hastings and Raymond Lynn of San Diego; four sisters, Bessie Dommer and Marcella Wragge, both of Pierce, Elizabeth Dommer of Colusa, Calif.; and Emma Turek of Princeton, Minn.; one brother, John of Salem, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church.
Dale H. Arrants
Mr. Arrants was born Dec. 10, 1914, to Ernest and Della (Haskins) Arrants in Guide Rock. He attended Guide Rock Public Schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1936-39. On Nov. 8, 1938, he married Mary Claudine Smithhart in Adel, Iowa. They lived in Des Moines until 1942. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the European Theatre of Operations. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to the Guide Rock area where he farmed. In 1948 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1961. They lived in Blue Hill. In 1971 they moved to Chadron where he worked for the U.S. Forest Service. In 1993 they moved to Campbell.
He was a member of Chadron VFW Post No. 1376, a lifetime member of Hastings DAV, Retired Enlisted Men's Association and Retired Sergeants Association.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Nancy Gingerich of Hastings, Sharon Parker of Pendleton, Ore., and Patricia Hohenfield of Bladen; two sons, William D. of Pendleton and James D. of Tyler, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Memorials may be given to Maple Grove Cemetery Fund.
Margaret E. 'Peg' Sullivan
Mrs. Sullivan was born Sept. 11, 1912, to Thomas Nicholas and Gertrude Theresa (Edney) Burke in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She moved with her parents to Grafton as a young child. She graduated from Grafton High School. She attended Duchesne College, University of Nebraska and St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. On Dec. 26, 1933, she married John E. Sullivan in Lincoln. She was a legal secretary for 34 years for her husband and son at Sullivan Law Office in Clay Center.
She was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harvard, its Altar Society, Crosier Apostolate of Hastings and was International Affairs chairwoman of the Hastings Deanery of Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. She served as unit, district and state president of the American Legion Auxiliary; was a member of National Executive Commission for Women for the state of Nebraska; and was Northwest Division of National Americanism Chairwoman. She served for three years on the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women. She was a member of Parliamentarian National Association and was president of the state association in 1971-72, was area president of Toastmistresses, in which she was a member for 12 years; Priors Club for one year and 8/40 of Wauneta.
Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Joan Jett of Grand Island and Judith Bennett of Lincoln; one son, Jay of Clay Center; three sisters, Frances McIllheran of Fremont, Adlaid Samuelson of Wichita, Kan., and Mary Ann Blain of Lincoln; one brother, John Bell of Concord, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Patrick, Joseph and Thomas; and one sister.
Memorials may be given to Clay Center Boy Scouts, Villa Marie School
in Waverly, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Crosier Fathers of Hastings,
American Legion and Auxiliary of Clay Center or donor's choice.
Mr. Schmidt was born Nov. 10, 1906, in Hildreth. He grew up in the Hildreth area. He graduated from Hildreth High School in 1925. He was class valedictorian. He taught school for several years before moving to Lincoln. He attended the University of Nebraska, majoring in journalism. For several years he wrote commentaries for the Lincoln Journal. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a chief petty officer in the Medical Corps. He was stationed in Corona, Calif., for a year where he was a librarian and reporter for the newspaper. Active combat service was served in the Pacific on the destroyer Remey. He received a classified citation. After his discharge from the service, he lived with his sister in Englewood, Colo. Two years later, he moved to California where he worked in publicity for several Health Service companies and with Fredricks of Hollywood. He retired. He lived with his sister and her husband on their farm near Minden. He later moved into Minden. After his health began to fail, he moved to Methodist Memorial Homes in Holdrege. He moved to Kearney County Health Services Long-Term Care Unit six years ago.
He is survived by his sister, Dolores Christensen of Minden.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Memorials may be given to Kearney County Health Services Long-Term Care
Ervin M. Mick
Survivors are his wife; three sons; three stepchildren, including Robert Mohnike of Sutton; five grandchildren; and seven step grandchildren.