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Helen H. Bucknell
Former Minden resident Helen H. (Oarbole) Bucknell, 85, of Aurora, Colo., died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, in Aurora.
Memorial services are 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Aurora. Additional memorial services are 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Minden. The remains were cremated. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery. Aurora-Chase Mortuary of Aurora is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bucknell was born April 1, 1912, to James and Ollie Oarbole in Barton County, Mo. On Dec. 25, 1941, she married John R. Bucknell in Pittsburg, Kan. She was a registered nurse and was the Healthcare Administrator at Kearney County Health Services in Minden. Her husband was hospital administrator of the same hospital.

Survivors are one daughter, Mary Moore of Aurora; and two grandchildren.
 

Harlan R. Peterson
Hastings resident Harlan R. Peterson, 78, of 415 S. Woodland Ave. died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Peterson was born Aug. 5, 1918, to Charles and Edna (Dean) Peterson in Pauline. He graduated from Pauline High School in 1936. He moved to Hastings. On Feb. 25, 1939, he married LuluBelle Douglas. He worked for Swift and Co. He later was a Teamster for Consolidated Motor Freight Inc. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was a scout for the 329th Infantry 83rd Division. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Harla Watson of Hastings; one son, Michael D. of Grand Island; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church.
 

Loretta Reiman
Glenvil resident Loretta (Moss) Reiman, 81, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at her home.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Robert Hildreth officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery at Nelson. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Reiman was born Jan. 30, 1916, to David Frank and Mabel Mand (Titus) Moss in Howard, Mo. On July 23, 1935, she married George E. Reiman Sr. in Greeley, Colo. In 1959 they moved to Glenvil from Superior. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of North Shore Assembly of God and past member of Double Dozen Extension Club of Glenvil.

Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Pamela K. Kellogg of Columbus; one son, Porter L. of Hastings; one brother, Porter Moss of Kanorado, Kan.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, George Jr.; one sister and one half sister.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Wilbur E. 'Bill' Jones
Central City resident Wilbur Eldon "Bill" Jones, 84, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Long Term Care in Central City.
Services were to be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Hordville with the Rev. Darryl Keeney officiating. Burial will be in Lindale Cemetery. Solt Funeral Home of Central City is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter; two sons; two brothers; two sisters, including Esther Erickson of Hastings; 7 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 

William 'Bill' Stephens
Red Cloud resident William H. "Bill" Stephens, 54, died Friday, April 18, 1997, at Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud.
Services are 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stephens Ranch, two miles north and 11/4 miles east of Red Cloud, with the Rev. Marshall Erickson officiating. Burial will be 4:30 p.m. at Gann Valley Cemetery at Gann Valley, S.D. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stephens was born July 12, 1942, to William S. and Carol E. (Howard) Stephens in Mount Vernon, S.D. He lived in Buffalo County and Hyde County and had land in Hughes County, all in South Dakota. He graduated from Highmore High School in 1960. On Feb. 20, 1973, he married Yuonne B. Moody in Pierre, S.D. They were ranchers in South Dakota. In 1976 they purchased their farm northeast of Red Cloud.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Elbert "Bert" II of Lincoln; four stepdaughters, Robin Renee Sporrer of Miller, Donna Berniece Marsh of Hastings, Brenda A. Flesner of Red Cloud and Sarah Y. Woodman of Kenesaw; his mother of Gann Valley; his grandmother, Mary Blangeard of White Lake, S.D.; two sisters, Cheryl Knippling of Gann Valley and Dixie Stephens of Seattle, Wash.; and 12 grandchildren.
 

Margaret C. Rowe
Hastings resident Margaret C. (Fuquay) Rowe, 90, of Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Arthur Schakat officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rowe was born Aug. 10, 1906, to Benjamin H. and Clara A. (Jones) Fuquay in Durham, N.C. She married Archer H. Rowe. He died in 1959. She attended Chicago School of Nursing. She was a licensed practical nurse. In 1971 she retired from Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. She moved to Hastings from Portsmouth in 1989.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Virginia.

Survivors are two daughters, Martha C. Doyle and Clara R. Benson, both of Hastings; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one son, three brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
 

Virginia Deforest
Former Hastings resident Virginia (Guildner) Hart Deforest, 74, of Golden, Colo., died Friday, April 18, 1997, at Lutheran Hospital in Denver.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Broken Bow. Burial will be in Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers Funeral Home of Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Deforest was born Feb. 1, 1923, to Virgil and Fern (Lovenberg) Guildner in Madrid. She attended high school in Grant. In 1942 she married Floyd Hart. They lived in Hastings for several years. Her husband died in 1960. In 1965 she moved to Colorado. She was employed by Kmart for 19 years before retiring. In 1968 she married Russell Deforest.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Broken Bow.

Survivors are her husband; five daughters, Janie Leases of Cross River, N.Y., Jane Riggs of Dunning, Diane Wehling of Broken Bow, Donna Arndt of Juniata and Kathy Daily of Bullhead City, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and one grandchild.
 

Kathryn E. Kimminau
Lawrence resident Kathryn E. Kimminau, 89, died Friday, April 18, 1997, at Community Care of Blue Hill.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Dennis Hunt officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery south of Lawrence. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Kimminau was born Nov. 24, 1907, to Henry and Josephine (Studenbeck) Kimminau in Nuckolls County. She lived in the Lawrence area and was homemaker.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its Altar Society.

She is survived by one sister, Theresa Wermeskerch of Lincoln.
 

Michael D. Storrs
Former Hastings resident Michael Dean Storrs, 41, of Grapevine, Texas, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Cheryl Ann Elfond officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Storrs was born May 2, 1955, to Robert L. and Sandra (Gray) Storrs in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1970 he moved to Hastings with his family. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1973. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1977 and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in 1979 with a master's degree in business. He worked for Ryder Co. in various locations for 10 years. He was a service representative for IBM in Grapevine the past three years.

Survivors are his mother, Sandra Ellermeier of Hastings; and two sisters, Kay Storrs of Hastings and Patti Wing of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Memorials may be given to Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
 

Lloyd J. Gerten
Bladen resident Lloyd J. Gerten, 59, died Friday, April 18, 1997, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Omaha.
Rosary is 7 p.m. today and services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Campbell with the Rev. James Schrader officiating. Burial will be in St. Anne's Cemetery with military rites provided by Willie Fierstein Post No. 169. Campbell Funeral Home of Campbell is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gerten was born Sept. 13, 1937, to Virgil and Ramona (Portz) Gerten in Campbell. He graduated from Bladen High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-60. He was a retired air traffic controller.

He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Ann; four sons, Joseph Virgil of Bladen, James Paul and Timothy Matthew, both of Hastings, and Anthony Daniel of Fremont; two stepsons, Michael A. Kile of Bladen and John R. Kile of Campbell; three stepdaughters, Roxie A. Obermier of Aurora, Mary C. Verhoeff of Salina, Kan., and Carla Jameson of Bladen; four brothers, Richard of Hawthorne, Calif., Dale of Oklahoma City, Okla., Robert of Kearney and James "Skip" of San Jose, Calif.; four sisters, Joan VanBoening of Derby, Kan., Delores Meyer of Campbell, Mary Ann Gardine of Arvada, Colo., and Judi Masters of Joliet, Ill; one grandchild; and 13 stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild.
 

John Calder
Guide Rock resident John Calder, 89, died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Alvin Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Guide Rock Cemetery.

Mr. Calder married Ellen M. Parson April 14, 1937. In 1940 they moved to California. He worked for the railroad and later in shipyards. He retired in 1962 and they moved to Guide Rock. His wife died Feb. 10, 1981.

He also was preceded in death by a brother.
 

Orral C. Colby
Red Cloud resident Orral C. Colby, 83, died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Al Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Riverton Cemetery at Riverton.

Mr. Colby was born Sept. 27, 1913, to Clarence and Minnie (Moser) Colby in Franklin County north of Riverton. As a small boy he moved with his family to Gillette, Wyo. They later moved to Denver. They returned to Riverton where he attended high school. On Sept. 24, 1932, he married Hazel Montey in Mankato, Kan. They farmed near Riverton. He also operated heavy equipment for land construction. In 1943 he and his wife purchased a farm northwest of Inavale in Webster County. In 1983 they bought a home in Red Cloud. They continued to maintain the farm.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Alta Colby of Inavale; two sons, Melvin of Lansing, Kan., and Larry of Rock Spring, Wyo.; one brother, Delmer Hoyt of Shingletown, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
 

Arthur J. Riley
Hastings resident Arthur J. Riley, 57, of 1940 W. Third St. died Monday, April 21, 1997, at his home.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dean Clausing officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Riley was born Jan. 27, 1940, to Roy and Nellie (Kier) Riley in Trenton. He moved to Hastings in 1989. He worked at Armour. On Aug. 6, 1990, he married Ruth Girton. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Lisa Sherman of Hastings; two sons, Donald and Dwayne, both of Denver; two sisters, Shirley Statley of Brush, Colo., and Katherine Carver of Sioux City, Iowa; five brothers, Leo of Dublin, N.C., Evan and Ricky, both of Brush, and Royce and Robert, both of North Platte; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Linda G. Wimer
Hastings resident Linda G. (Ross) Wimer, 83, died Monday, April 21, 1997, at Sunnyside Home.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Harris Funeral Home in Holdrege with the Rev. Cheryl A. Elfond officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wimer was born Oct. 16, 1913, to Herman and Minnie (Meyer) Ross in Thayer County. At the age of 17 she moved with her family to Haddam, Kan. On Dec. 12, 1935, she married Virgil C. Wimer in Lincoln. They farmed near Mahaska, Kan., and Hubbell until 1953 when they moved to Red Cloud. They operated the Standard Oil tank wagon service. In 1959 they moved to Holdrege. There they operated the Wimer-Olson Skelly Service station. They retired in 1971. Her husband died in 1977. In January 1995 she moved to Hastings.

Survivors are one son, C.L. "Cleo" of Hastings; one daughter, Patricia "Pat" Lee Fulton of Fort Collins, Colo.; one brother, Ray Ross of Omaha; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be given to Sunnyside Home, 1404 N. Hastings Ave., Hastings, NE 68901.
 

Phyllis M. Brown
Hastings resident Phyllis M. (Doyle) Brown, 66, of Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. David Speicher officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 26, 1930, to Fred and Alma (Griffin) Doyle in Peoria, Ill. She worked at the Treasure Island Cafe for many years before retiring.

She attended Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors are four daughters, Candice L. Reeve of Bardwell, Ky., Cherie Thaut of Beaumont, Texas, Debi Kaiser of Hastings and Raelene Adolf of Seattle, Wash.; one son, Robert W. "Skip" Brown of Marionville, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Cheyenne D. Delgado
Cheyenne D. Delgado, infant daughter of Michael Delgado and Erin Ebert of 517 S. Chicago Ave., died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services are 3:30 p.m. Friday at Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Cheyenne was born April 21, 1997, in Hastings.

Survivors are her parents; two brothers, Stephen Delgado of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Brian Delgado of Geneva; one sister, Lawrencia Myers of Hastings; and grandparents, Cindy Ebert, Gilbert Crooker, James Delgado and Gloria Delgado, all of Hastings.
 

Lois M. Johnson
Rural Davenport resident Lois Mae (Sagehorn) Johnson, 65, died Monday, April 21, 1997, in Lincoln.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Christ's Lutheran Church in Davenport with the Rev. Dennis Sylte officiating. Burial will be in Davenport City Cemetery. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Urbauer-Price Funeral Home in Davenport and noon until services at the church.

Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 6, 1931, to Oscar and Helen (Toeder) Sagehorn in Haxtun, Colo. She was a former elementary school teacher in Davenport and rural Deshler.

She was a member of Christ's Lutheran Church in Davenport and its Miriam Circle and Clever Corner Extension Club.

Survivors are her husband, Gayle; and one daughter, Cindy Lorentzen of Brainard.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a twin brother.

Memorials may be given to Christ's Lutheran Church in Davenport.
 

Jurreen E. Looper
Former Roseland resident Jurreen E. (Bourg) Looper, 80, of Bloomington, Calif., died Monday, April 21, 1997, at her home.
Rosary is 6 p.m. today and services are 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. George Catholic Church in Fontana, Calif. Burial will be private. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Green Acres Memorial Park Funeral Home in Bloomington.

Mrs. Looper was born Oct. 30, 1916, to Flore and Lucy (Beiriger) Bourg in Roseland. On June 11, 1939, she married Grady Looper. He preceded her in death. She moved to Bloomington 35 years ago. She was a preschool teacher for Colton Unified School District for 16 years.

She was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Fontana.

Survivors are three sons, Michael of Lancaster, Calif., Mark of New Mexico and Greg of San Bernardino, Calif.; four daughters, Christeene "Tina" Hodges of Las Vegas, Floreen Looper of San Diego, Rachael Taylor of Rialto, Calif., and Deborah Barrios of Redlands, Calif.; two foster sons, Domenic Patano of Rialto and Roddy Dadey of Hesperia, Calif.; two foster daughters, Marilyn Crudo of Fontana and Diane Frazier of Livermore, Calif.; two brothers, L.E. "Bud" Bourg of Hastings and Richard Bourg of Glen Ellen, Calif.; one sister, Dorothy Chamberlain of Paso Robles, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by eight sisters and six brothers.

Memorials may be given to the Parkinson's Research Foundation.
 

Martin F. Hofman
Former Blue Hill resident the Rev. Martin F. Hofman, 88, of Kirkwood, Mo., died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, in Kirkwood.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church in St. Louis with the Rev. Vernon Gundermann officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at St. Louis. Jay B. Smith Funeral Home of Fenton, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Hofman was born Aug. 25, 1908, to Henry and Dorthea (Wall) Hofman near McCook. He attended St. John's Lutheran School in Ash Creek. He graduated from St. Paul's Preparatory School and College in Concordia, Mo., in 1930. He also graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 1935 . He was a vicar and taught school in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pottsville, Texas, from 1932-34. On Sept. 15, 1935, he married Sophie A. Zschiesche of Pottsville at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was a missionary in Brazil from 1935-46 during which time he spent time in a concentration camp during World War II. He served dual parishes of Trinity Lutheran churches in Gladstone and Gilead from 1947-50. He was a teacher at Gladstone school from 1947-48. From 1950-64 he served at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill. He assisted with the building of the new church. He also served as vacancy pastor for Calvary Lutheran Church in Rosemont and Faith Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church, both in Hastings. He served at St. James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff from 1964-69 and was vacancy pastor for St. John's Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff. He served at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in California, Mo., from 1969 until retiring in 1981. He and his wife then moved to Kirkwood. He served as vacancy pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Grover, Mo., for 13 months. His wife died April 1.

He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood. He served on the Northern Nebraska District Mission Board, was a member of the Concordia College Association of Seward and was chairman of the Southern Nebraska District Program Committee. He was a pastoral delegate to Houston and New Orleans Synodical conventions. He was counselor of Circuits in Beatrice, Hastings and Jefferson City, Mo. He was a pastoral zone adviser for the Lutheran Laymen's League and Lutheran Women's Missionary League.

Survivors are two sons, Marion of Delta, Colo., and Norman of Burnsville, Minn.; two daughters, Doris Grabowski of Bridgeton, Mo., and Ruth Hemmann of Des Peres, Mo.; two brothers, Walter and Victor, both of Imperial; five sisters, Ida Gygax of North Platte, Elizabeth Hilt of Burlington, Colo., Caroline Reiners of McCook, Dora Malone of Wauneta and Erma Hoeme of Scott City, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
 

Ann K. Budler
Geneva resident Ann K. Budler, 79, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, in Geneva.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Helena's Catholic Church in Grafton with the Rev. Bernard Lorenz officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery at Grafton. Visitation is at the funeral home in Geneva.

Mrs. Budler was born in Grafton. Her husband, Louis M. Budler, preceded her in death.

Survivors are three sons, Lawrence and James, both of Longmont, Colo., and John of York; two daughters, Carolyn O'Brien of Lexington and Barbara Lorenz of Crete; one brother, Paul Kamler of Grand Island; two sisters, Agnes Kleinschmidt of Geneva and Emma Beetly of Fairbury; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the family.


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