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|Bertha L. Thomas
Red Cloud resident Bertha L. (Greenhalgh) Thomas, 85, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at Lancaster Manor in Lincoln.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Cowles with the Rev. Alvin Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Guide Rock Cemetery at Guide Rock. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Thomas was born Jan. 25, 1912, to Robert and Coral (Hubbard) Greenhalgh in the Eckley community north of Guide Rock. She graduated from Eckley High School in 1930.
She married Glen R. Thomas Feb. 4, 1931, at Cowles. They lived and farmed in the Cowles area. She worked a number of years as the cook for the Cowles school. Later, after moving to Red Cloud, she worked more than 20 years as a nurse's aide at the Webster County Hospital. Her husband died Jan. 16, 1971.
She was a member of Cowles United Methodist Church and Cowles United Methodist Women.
Survivors are a daughter, Linda Kort of Kansas City, Mo.; four sons, Bruce of Weston, Fla., Buren and Dale, both of Lincoln, and Bob of Hastings; three sisters, Nellie Jenkins of Ontario, Ore., Edyth Shipman of Russell, Kan., and Mildred Northrup of Seal Beach, Calif.; a brother, Lloyd Greenhalgh of Blue Hill; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Memorials may be directed to the Guide Rock Cemetery Fund.
Survivors are three daughters, including Mary Ann Sutcliffe of Hastings;
three sons; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Sandra K. Davis
Mrs. Davis was born Jan. 2, 1938, to Ralph Erwin and Alma Ellen ( Schultz) Heckenlively in Fairfield. She graduated from Fairfield High School. On June 12, 1955, she married Wayne A. Davis at her parents' home in Fairfield. They lived in Edgar from 1960-67. In 1967 they moved to a farm near Fairfield. She was a dietitian at Good Samaritan Village in Hastings and a special education assistant for Sandy Creek School District before becoming a cook for Sandy Creek.
She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Kaye Wolfe of Lincoln; two sons, Clayton and Par, both of Hastings; one brother, Joe Heckenlively of Kenesaw; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Memorials may be given to Community Presbyterian Church or Fairfield
Fire and Rescue Unit.
Howard D. Boudreau Sr.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Opal Jones of Council Bluffs;
three sons, Howard Jr. and Mike, both of Missouri Valley, and Harold of
Bend, Ore.; one brother, Harold of Blair; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Florence E. Knutson
Mrs. Knutson was born Jan. 11, 1899, to Elmer and Pearl (Hicks) Fogg in Webster County. On Aug. 31, 1950, she married George Knutson. They farmed in the Red Cloud area. They also raised chickens. In 1993 they moved to Community Care of Edgar. Her husband died Oct. 3, 1995.
She is survived by a great-grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be given to the Edgar emergency medical technicians.
Janice A. Decker
Mrs. Decker was born Sept. 24, 1943, to Orval and Goldie (Reeder) Daniel in Greeley, Colo. She grew up in Colorado and Nebraska. On March 4, 1977, she married Dennis Decker. They moved to Minden seven years ago. She was a waitress at J.J.'s City Cafe, Pioneer Restaurant and Shay's.
Survivors are her husband; two sons, Dean L. Cook of Trenton and Mark L. Garton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two stepsons, Dennis Decker Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., and Randy Decker of Palisade; her mother of Durango, Colo.; one sister, Donna Mae Garton of North Platte; two brothers, Bobby Archilles of Auburn, Calif., and Lester Daniel of Durango; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and an infant daughter.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
Jerry M. Bagwell
Mr. Bagwell was born Aug. 20, 1939, to Morris and Juanita (Pierce) Bagwell in Ada, Okla. He worked in construction. He moved to Harvard seven or eight years ago.
Survivors are four daughters, Edie, Sheila, Gina and Jonie; three sons,
Steve, Jerry Dale and Billy; his mother of Lincoln; two brothers, Ronnie
of Grand Island and Dale of Madison; and 10 grandchildren.
Miss Ehly was born Feb. 7, 1907, to Joseph J. and Christina (Ridinger) Ehly on a farm in York County south of Henderson. She was a sales assistant in various Sutton retail stores, including Figi Grocery and Coast-to-Coast. She cared for her parents after they retired. She moved to Sutton Community Home eight years ago.
She was a former member of Hope Reformed Church. She was a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church.
Survivors are two sisters, Olinda Nuss of Hastings and Elsie Dais of Lodi, Calif.; and one brother, Reiney Ehly of Kearney.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Memorials may be given to Emmanuel Reformed Church.
Haley M. Hiatt
Survivors are her parents; one brother; grandparents, including Dwain
and Teresa Hiatt of Hastings; great-grandparents, including Laura Hiatt
of Hastings; and a great-great-grandmother.
Martin A. Fangmeier
Mr. Fangmeier was born Feb. 15, 1913, to August and Caroline (Heller) Fangmeier in Gilead. He attended school in Gilead. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He farmed in the Gilead area.
Survivors are three sisters, Ruth Pohlmann of Deshler, Martha Bauer of Fairbury and Adelaide Paysen of Atherton, Calif.; and two brothers, Arthur and Norman, both of Hebron.
A memorial has been established.
William L. 'Bill' Madden
Robert E. Norberg
Survivors are one son, Jerry of Hastings; one sister; and two grandchildren.
Irwin D. Reed
Mr. Reed was born Jan. 30, 1923, to Willis and Winnie (Anderson) Reed in Stockton, Kan. He graduated from Stockton High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a self-employed painter.
Survivors are three sons, Dana and Val, both of Holdrege, and Roger
of Riverton; three daughters, Ivy Hokanson of Topeka, Kan., Gladys Bragg
of Franklin and Carlita Reining of Jamestown, Texas; two stepsons, John
Hargett of Smith Center, Kan., and James Hanson of Ravenna; and one brother,
Clyde Reed of California.
Emily A. Savidge
Mrs. Savidge was born Jan. 4, 1909, to Arthur Patrick and Darling (Hemmant) Church in Petaluma, Calif. She graduated from Berkley (Calif.) High School in 1925. She graduated from Healds Business College in California. She was an accountant for Metropolitan Life Insurance. She later was officer manager for Spaenhower Truck Lines in Stockton, Calif. In 1956 she was sworn in as the first female police officer at Fort Bragg. She also managed the office. She retired in 1969. At the age of 76 she returned to work for the state of California Operation Green Thumb.
She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors are three daughters, Grace Shetler, Ann Campbell and Jennie Barkhoff, all of Clay Center; two sons, Brian of Fort Bragg and John of Columbia, Calif.; two sisters, Nadine Myer of French Camp, Calif., and Ellen Downing of Amboy, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one son.
Alfred D. Grummert
Mr. Grummert was born March 1, 1912, to William F. and Margaret (Eilers) Grummert on a farm near Superior. He attended Beaver School and Garfield Country School and graduated from Nelson High School. He was a farmer. He also raised turkeys, which became a major source of income. He and his mother also ran a dairy farm. In 1961 they were honored as Top Dairymen of the Year. In 1994 he moved to Blue Valley Nursing Home in Hebron.
He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. He served on the Blue Valley board of directors for six years.
Survivors are one brother, Wilfred of Omaha; and one sister, Edna Petz
John 'Doug' Richardson
Marie R. Griffith
She was a member of Bethel Church of the Brethren.
Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Carol Griffith of Lincoln; one son, David of Oregon; and one sister, Wilma Griffith of Carleton.
Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Cardiac Unit.
Services for Trumbull resident Lawrence Dangler, who died Tuesday, March
25, 1997, at his home, are 2 p.m. Friday at Trumbull United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Jurdan Counts officiating. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of
Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Beulah M. Miller
Mrs. Miller was born July 24, 1914, to Frank W. and Nellie Bell (Booth) Cullip in Kenesaw. She attended Kenesaw Public School. On Dec. 5, 1934, she married Harold H. Miller at her parents' home in Kenesaw. He died April 15, 1982.
She was a charter member of Nazarene Church in Kenesaw.
Survivors are two daughters, Barbara Jensen of Kenesaw and Shirley Shurigar of Nelson; one son, Darrell Miller of Superior; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Miller; five sisters and three brothers.
Memorials may be given to the family.
She was a Gold Star member of the Milligan American Legion Post No. 240 Auxiliary, Pythian Sisters of Parthenia Temple No. 9 of Wilber and Milligan Woman's Club.
Survivors are two daughters, Arlene Hromadka of Hastings and Lorene Zeleny of Milligan; two sisters, Rose Svec of Milligan and Val Knight of Buhl, Idaho; four grandchildren; eight grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Cleo I. Hultgren
Mrs. Hultgren was born March 9, 1922, to William Adelbert and Elva (Gregory) Savage in Audubon County, Iowa. On Sept. 22, 1941, she married Charles Wesley Hultgren in Upland. They lived on the E. Paul Gilgen farm east of Upland. In 1946 they moved one mile north. She was a farmwife. She also worked at Bethany Home in Minden from 1965-1979. Her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors are two sons, Glen Leon of Prairie View, Kan., and Alan Roy of Aurora; two daughters, Lola Diane Remmenga of Minden and Linda Sue Sorensen of Milford; three brothers; one sister; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family.
Sylvia G. Williams
Anna A. Brule
Mrs. Brule was born May 21, 1899, to Maxim and Olida (Gangnon) LaPorte in Campbell. On May 7, 1918, she married Leo A. Brule in Grover, Colo. In 1927 they moved from Campbell to Hastings. Her husband died in 1966.
She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and its Altar Society. She was a past member of St. Cecilia's Choir.
Survivors are one daughter, Patricia Brehm of Hastings; one son, Dale of Hastings; two sisters, Thelma Gilmore of Hastings and Jennette LaPorte of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Elaine Pearson; eight sisters and four brothers.
Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia's Endowment Fund.
Greta M. Svendsen
Mrs. Svendsen was born July 10, 1908, to Andrew Jackson and Mary Evealena (Weideman) Waskom in Red Cloud. She graduated from Hardy High School in 1926. She received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Nebraska in 1959 and a master's degree from the University in 1962. She taught school in Superior and Nelson. She was the elementary principal in Nelson. On June 8, 1935, she married Eiler H. Svendsen in Lincoln. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hardy and joined the Presbyterian Church in Nelson in 1946. She was a member of Nelson Community United Church of Christ at her time of death. She also was a member of Daughters of American Revolution, of which she was past regent, Bridgette Club, Bide-A-Wee Club, Order of Eastern Star, of which she was past matron and 50-year member, Silverhaired Nebraska Legislature, Nuckolls County Retired Teachers Association, American Association of University Women and was a charter member of Alpha Zeta Chapter, a teaching honorary sorority.
Survivors are one daughter, Jacquelyn Wehrman of Nelson; one son, Edward E. of Lincoln; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one brother.