Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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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.
 

Marie Michaletz
Green Isle, Minn., resident Marie Michaletz, 93, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at Good Samaritan Center in Arlington, Minn.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Green Isle. Burial will be in St. Brendan Cemetery. Fenske Funeral Home of Arlington is in charge of arrangements.

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
Fairfield resident Sandra Kae (Heckenlively) Davis, 59, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.

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.
Former Juniata resident Howard Dale Boudreau Sr., 66, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley.
Services and burial will be private. Visitation with family is from 7-8 p.m. Monday at McCurdy Funeral Home in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Mr. Boudreau was born June 5, 1930, to Willie P. and Myra (Borrell) Boudreau in Juniata. He married Mary A. King. He worked in boiler maintenance at laundries and dairies.

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
Former Red Cloud resident Florence Elizabeth (Fogg) Knutson, 98, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at Community Care of Edgar.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Red Cloud Cemetery at Red Cloud with Harold Fox officiating. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar is in charge of arrangements.

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
Minden resident Janice A. (Daniel) Decker, 53, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at her home after a lengthy illness.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Bill Jardine officiating. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. at Hamlet Cemetery at Hamlet with the Rev. Matt Hoffman officiating. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

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
Harvard resident Jerry M. Bagwell, 57, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harvard Cemetery at Harvard with the Rev. Stan Crawford officiating. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard.

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.
 

Johanna Ehly
Sutton resident Johanna Ehly, 90, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Sutton Community Home in Sutton.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Sutton with the Rev. Terry Jorgensen officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements.

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
Haley Marie Hiatt, 4-day-old daughter of Scott and Beca Hiatt of Alda, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Children's Hospital in Omaha.
Rosary is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Livingston-Soderman Funeral Home in Grand Island. Services are 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Cathedral in Grand Island. Burial will be in Grand Island Cemetery. 

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
Hebron resident Martin A. Fangmeier, 84, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, in Hebron.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Gilead with the Rev. Duane Holst officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation begins 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hebron Memorial Funeral Home in Hebron.

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
Saturday, March 22, 1997
Former Hastings resident William L. "Bill" Madden, 78, of Scottsbluff died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
 

Robert E. Norberg
Holdrege resident Robert E. Norberg, 80, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, in Holdrege.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Holdrege. Burial with military rites will be in Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege. Nelson-Harris Funeral Home of Holdrege is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son, Jerry of Hastings; one sister; and two grandchildren.
 

Irwin D. Reed
Riverton resident Irwin Dale Reed, 74, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island.
Graveside services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin with the Rev. Bill Holt officiating. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin.

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
Clay Center resident Emily Annis (Church) Savidge, 88, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora.
Memorial services will be in Fort Bragg, Calif., and burial in Rose Memorial Park at Fort Bragg, both at a later date. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.

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
Rural Nelson resident Alfred D. Grummert, 85, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Thayer County Hospital in Hebron.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Salem Lutheran Church north of Superior with the Rev. Michael Osberg officiating. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson.

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 of Nelson.
 

John 'Doug' Richardson
Tuesday, March 25, 1997
Hastings resident John "Doug" Richardson, 84, of 1902 Bateman St. died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
 

Marie R. Griffith
Carleton resident Marie Rose Griffith, 80, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Hastings.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bethel Church of the Brethren in rural Carleton with the Revs. Mike Row and Jim Hubble officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva.

Mrs. Griffith was born in Nora. She married Daniel D. Griffith. She was a former nurse at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.

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.

Dangler rites

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
Kenesaw resident Beulah M. (Cullip) Miller, 82, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Good Samaritan Center in Superior.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Kenesaw with the Revs. Beverly Minor and Harold Stratton officiating. Burial will be in Kenesaw Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home in Kenesaw.

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.
 

Barbara Tesar
Geneva resident Barbara Tesar, 95, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, in Geneva.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Farmer and Son Funeral Home-Kotas Chapel in Milligan. Burial will be in the Bohemian National Cemetery at Milligan. Visitation begins today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Tesar was born in Exeter. She married James J. Tesar. He preceded her in death. She was a former resident of Milligan.

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
Minden resident Cleo Irene (Savage) Hultgren, 75, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Kearney County Health Services in Minden.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Upland with the Rev. Bill Jardine officiating. Burial will be in Upland Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

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
Thursday, March 27, 1997
Superior resident Sylvia Gwendolyn (Payne) Williams, 92, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
 

Anna A. Brule
Hastings resident Anna A. (LaPorte) Brule, 97, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.
Rosary is 9:45 a.m. and services are 10 a.m., both Monday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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
Nelson resident Greta M. (Waskom) Svendsen, 88, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at Community Care of Edgar.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ in Nelson with the Rev. Royce Buchtel officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. today and Saturday and 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson.

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.


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