Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries
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|Mildred 'Mick' Larson
Hastings resident Mildred M. "Mick" (Evans) Larson, 93, of 411 S. Elm Ave. died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.
Rosary is 9:45 a.m. and services are 10 a.m., both Thursday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until services Thursday at the church.
Mrs. Larson was born May 5, 1903, to Harry and Anna (McNulty) Evans in Stockton, Kan. On June 17, 1924, she married Homer Larson in Concordia, Kan. He died in October 1959. After her husband's death, she moved to Scottsbluff where she worked in sales. In 1971 she moved to Concordia and in 1983 to Hastings.
She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, its Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of America.
She is survived by one son, Robert of Cheyenne, Wyo.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia's Catholic Church Renovation Fund.
John E. Briggs
Mr. Briggs was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Formoso, Kan. He lived in Mankato and graduated from Mankato High School. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors are his stepmother, Anna Briggs of Mankato; two sons, Danny
Briggs of Wichita and Robert J. Entz of Newton, Kan.; one foster son, Richard
Thomas of Wichita; one brother, George of Fremont, Calif.; three sisters,
Juanita Wince of Joplin, Mo., Iva Lee Bush of Wichita and Mary Ellen Sukes
of Jensen; one half brother, John Evertt Briggs of Mankato; three half
sisters, Shirley Williamson of Beloit, Kan., Waunda Mauk of Minneapolis,
Kan., and Donna Meier of Mankato; one stepsister, Leonra Jaske of Mankato;
and one stepbrother, Robert Neeper of Tucson, Ariz.
Carrie M. Thompson
Mrs. Thompson was born Oct. 28, 1907, to Guy and Alice (Van Ornam) Wells in Jewell County, Kan. She graduated from Superior High School. She attended the University of Nebraska. She taught school in the Nuckolls County school system. On May 22, 1929, she married Val Robert Thompson in Bostwick. They farmed in the Bostwick area. In 1962 they moved to Superior. Her husband died March 22, 1987.
Survivors are one son, Billie D. of Superior; one daughter, Bettie Kay Isaacson of Dodge City, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Robert; and one brother.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Jacobus 'Jake' Jelden
Mr. Jelden was born Aug. 24, 1903, to Johann and Meta (Fruhling) Jelden in Ostfriesland, Germany. In 1910 he came to the United States with his family. They settled in Hildreth. He graduated from Hildreth High School in 1923. He attended Grand Island Business College for one year. He returned to Hildreth where he was a post office clerk for 15 years. During that time he took a six-month leave of absence to attend Williams Institute of Embalming at Kansas City, Kan. He received licenses as an embalmer and funeral director in 1929. In 1940 he opened the Jelden Furniture Store and in 1941 he opened the Jelden Funeral Home, which he ran for 40 years. During the 1940s and 1950s he also had the only ambulance service outside of Minden and Franklin. On June 8, 1932, he married Rose Bunger at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ash Grove.
He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, where he served on the council. He was a charter member of the Hildreth Lion's Club and was a member of the Nebraska Funeral Director's Association and Hildreth Village Board.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Dean of Crystal Lake, Ill.; one daughter, Joyce Green of Omaha; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Kugler was born Aug. 27, 1911, to Frank and Grace (Clow) Barnhill in Riverton. She attended a rural Franklin country school and Riverton schools. On June 20, 1928, she married Nelson B. Kugler in Riverton. They lived in Brownsville, Texas, and Sharon Springs, Kan., before moving to Riverton. They farmed south of Riverton. In 1947 they moved into Riverton. Her husband died Dec. 31, 1976. In 1991 she moved to Franklin.
She was a member of Riverton Assembly of God Church and Ladies Missionary Society.
Survivors are five daughters, MaryLee Brownell and Dorothy Ann Cross, both of Cheyenne, Wyo., Juanita Grace Kugler of Franklin, Florence Irene Moler of Kimball and Roberta F. Bohrer of Riverton; one son, Thomas Ray of Cheyenne; one sister, Holly Tobkins of St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, Frank D. Barnhill of Franklin; 24 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one grandchild and four great-grandchildren.
Bill L. Schwenke
Mr. Schwenke was born May 1, 1929, to William "Bud" and Ellen (McMahon) Schwenke in Minden. He grew up in the Minden area. He attended country school through the eighth grade. He graduated from Minden High School in 1946. He attended the University of Nebraska. In 1950 he married Dionee Brown. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-53 in Germany. After his discharge he returned to Minden and farmed. In 1961 he and his wife moved to Loomis. He was a life insurance agent for Banker's Life. They returned to Minden in 1963. He continued to sell insurance and also sold real estate. In 1996 he semi-retired after selling the Marlatt-Schwenke Agency.
He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and American Legion Post No. 94, of which he was past commander. He was chairman of the Kearney County Zoning Board.
Survivors are his wife; three sons, Michael of Minden, Matthew of Lincoln
and Mitchell of Cape Coral, Fla.; one daughter, Sally Wilcox of Doniphan;
two brothers, Jack of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Gene of Lincoln; one sister,
Joan Frecks of Minden; and five grandchildren.
Nellie M. Gentert
Mrs. Gentert was born Oct. 25, 1910, to Fred and Kate (Drowns) Clinger in Heartwell. On Oct. 16, 1929, she married Otto Jungert. He died in 1964. In 1971 she married Donald Gentert. He died July 7, 1992. She owned Nellie's Ceramics for many years.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Eagles Auxiliary.
Survivors are one daughter, Carol Houlden of Hemet, Calif.; one son, Leland Jungert of Hastings; three stepdaughters; two sisters, Esther Salisbury of Hemet and LaBelle Rodrigas of Riverside, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Mrs. Joyce was born July 1, 1909, to Adam and Minnie (Sterkel) Pope in Sutton. She grew up in Sutton and attended school there. On Dec. 2, 1933, she married Martin Joyce in Harvard. They farmed in Clay County and the Giltner area. In 1984 they retired and moved to Aurora. Her husband died Dec. 26, 1987.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Altar Society. She was the Giltner correspondent for the Aurora News-Register for many years.
Survivors are one son, Gary of Aurora; four daughters, Marilyn Adam of Ravenna, Bonita Wendt of Giltner, Rose Marie Warren of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Margaret Schneider of Aurora; one brother, Raymond Pope of Hastings; one sister, Josephine Yost of Hastings; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one brother and one grandchild.
Maxine M. Fritz
Mrs. Fritz studied music at Hastings College.
Survivors are her husband; three daughters, including Terry Poppe of
Juniata; one son, Brian of Hastings; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Vivian M. Bourlier
Mrs. Bourlier was born July 11, 1926, in Mason City. She married Harley W. Bourlier. They owned and operated Harley's Cafe in Hastings for 25 years. Her husband preceded her in death. She moved to Hastings 54 years ago.
Survivors are one daughter, Kay Gilliland of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother,
Jack R. Schultz of Lakewood, Colo.; and one grandchild.
Arden 'Cotton' Clegg
Mr. Clegg was born Oct. 23, 1915, to Chester T. and Viola Irene (Stedman) Clegg in Ionia, Kan.
Survivors are one son, Ronald W. of Mankato; one daughter, Donna J. King of Manhattan, Kan.; three sisters, Vivian Reed of Burr Oak, Kan., Joan Lammon of Englewood, Colo., and Sharon Hunter of Denver; and four brothers, Robert of Abilene, Kan., Bryant of Fremont, Max of Winona, Minn., and Ronald of Beloit, Kan.
Memorials may be given to Mankato Summer Youth Program.
Virginia 'Ginger' McCoy
Mrs. McCoy was born May 2, 1916, to Arch and Clara (Robare) Stone in Hastings. She married Fred Stark in 1936. He died in October 1965. In 1967 she married William McCoy. He died in January 1996. She worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot during World War II.
She was a member of North Shore Assembly of God Church.
Survivors are one daughter, Patricia Witrhlik of Hastings; four sons, Gary Stark of Ramona, Calif., Mickey Stark of Loveland, Colo., Lonnie Stark of Emmett, Idaho, and Dennie Stark of Yankton, S.D.; two stepdaughters, Jolene Rutt and Glenda Thaut, both of Hastings; five stepsons, William McCoy of Bay City, Mich., and Ronald McCoy, Richard McCoy, Jerry McCoy and Randy McCoy, all of Hastings; her stepfather, Guy Stone of Mitchell; one sister, Charlene Rohrick of Fort Collins, Colo.; two brothers, Burdette Stone of Grand Junction, Colo., and Jack Stone of Las Vegas, Nev.; 15 grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 18 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by an infant son, one grandchild and one infant great-grandchild.
Memorials may be given to North Shore Assembly of God Church.
Myrl F. Grabill
Mrs. Grabill was born Dec. 8, 1913, to Cecil and Maggie (Post) Bohannon in King City, Mo. On Feb. 10, 1935, she married Lester Grabill. They owned and operated Economy Cleaners from World War II until they retired in 1979.
She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and YWCA.
Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Cheryl Jones of Grapevine, Texas; one sister, Mildred Foster of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, George Bohannon of Arlington, Wash.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Mervin W. Hultine
Mr. Hultine was born Nov. 28, 1912, to Per Edward and Hilma (Samuelson) Hultine on a farm near Harvard. He grew up in the Clay Center area. He graduated from Clay Center High School. On March 17, 1936, he married Ruth Hartzell in Hastings. They farmed in the Clay Center area.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Sutton and was a past member of both the co-op and school boards in Clay Center.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Nancy Krieser of Boulder, Colo.; two sons, Don of Harvard and Dick of Temple City, Calif.; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society.
Sharon R. Burge
Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Rona Young of Mount Gilead, Ohio; four sons, Mark of Cardington, Rory of Moundridge, Kan., Jeffrey of Marysville, Ohio, and Scott of Flat Gap, Ky.; two sisters, Lou Girard of Stafford, Kan., and Norma Smith of Lamar, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Robert Griffith;
two sisters and three stepsisters.
Evelyn R. George
Survivors are three daughters, LaVila Brannagan of Doniphan, Sharon Wert of Aurora and Janice Sodomka of Savannah, Mo.; three sons, LaMoine Hammer of Mount Vernon, Ill., Roland Hammer of Grand Island and Richard George of Auburn; one sister, Agnes Carter of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers.
Memorials may be given to Golden Age Center.
Mrs. Hartman was born Nov. 17, 1942, to Fred J.C. and Louise A. (Prawl) Tjaden in Adams County. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1960. On May 29, 1966, she married Marlin W. Hartman. She was a typesetter at the Hastings Tribune. She retired due to ill health.
She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ and was a past member of Sweet Adelines. She was an organ and piano teacher.
She is survived by her husband.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Shelley Ann; and an infant brother.
Memorials may be given to Renal-Dialysis Department of St. Francis Medical
Center in Grand Island or the donor's choice.
Survivors are one son, Carl Jr. of Hastings; two daughters; grandchildren;
great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Irene A. Lutkemeier
Mrs. Lutkemeier was born Nov. 12, 1901, to Otto and Elizabeth (Schramm) Reiss in Kingfisher, Okla. She moved to the Tribland area in 1919. On Aug. 17, 1922, she married William Lutkemeier. He died Dec. 27, 1982.
She was a member of Campbell Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Ellen Blank of Franklin and Loletta Tidemanson of Whittier, Calif.; one son, Harold of Mission, Texas; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers and seven sisters.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Campbell Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Sieckmann was born Aug. 26, 1913, to William and Phebe (Burmaster) Scott in Bloomington, Ill. She was raised on a farm in Iowa. In 1923 she moved with her family to Mackinaw, Ill. They later moved to a dairy farm near Council Bluffs, Iowa. After attending school in Omaha, she worked on the farm. In 1932 she married Howard Hofeldt in Clarion, Iowa. They lived on a farm in Iowa. In 1951 they moved to Grand Island. In 1952 she began working as a cook in Walnut Junior High. From 1962-77 she was a baker at Nebraska Veteran's Home. Her husband died Aug. 24, 1977. On April 9, 1983, she married Jess Sieckmann in Grand Island. They lived in Grand Island. In 1995 they moved to Hastings. In December 1996 they moved to Northglenn.
She was a past member of Messiah Lutheran and St. Pauls Lutheran churches.
Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Deanna Miller of Northglenn; one son, Ronald Hofeldt of Hastings; one sister, Mildred Quintus of Eagle Grove, Iowa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth; three sisters
and three brothers.
Robert 'Pete' Tinlin
Mr. Tinlin was born Aug. 23, 1939, to Daniel Scott and Ingrid (Townsend) Tinlin in Chicago. He graduated from Burbank High School in San Antonio, Texas, in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army in Cambodia. In 1967 he moved to Gothenburg. On Jan. 22, 1983, he married Donna (Defruiter) Engberg in Lexington. They moved to Hastings in 1988.
Survivors are his wife; seven daughters, Betty Engberg-Tinlin, Scarlett Engberg-Tinlin, Angel Engberg-Tinlin, Bobbi Tinlin, Danielle Tinlin and Samantha Tinlin, all of Hastings, and Mary Anne Tinlin of Kearney; and one brother, Dan of Gothenburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
A memorial has been established.