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|Joyce E. Laird
Hastings resident Joyce E. (Albrecht) Laird, 70, of 717 N. Lincoln Ave. died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Berean Bible Church with the Revs. Steve A. Hodgson and Dale Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 2-9 p.m. today and 1-9 p.m. Sunday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home. There will be no visitation at the church.
Mrs. Laird was born May 17, 1926, to Carl F. and Mildred I. (Taylor) Albrecht in Sioux City, Iowa. She attended the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. In 1963 she moved to Hastings from York. She was a retired dance instructor and dog groomer.
She was a member of Berean Bible Church.
Survivors are three daughters, Lynn Julianelle of York, Judy Bauer of Kansas City, Mo., and Debby Heidler of Hinsdale, Ill.; one brother, Duane Albrecht of Denver; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Berean Bible Church Joyce E. Laird Memorial
Delores I. Schriner
Mrs. Schriner was born Jan. 5, 1922, to Jacob and Hazel E. Rutt in Hastings. At the age of 5 she moved with her family to McCook. She graduated from high school in McCook in 1940. On Nov. 30, 1942, she married Robert F. Schriner in Hastings. In 1957 they moved to Idaho Falls. They owned and operated Schriner Heating. Her husband died Dec. 20, 1980.
She was a 4-H leader for many years and a judge of 4-H projects at the Bonneville County and Eastern Idaho State fairs. She was area coordinator for the American Associations of Retired Persons' 55 Alive program and was president of the AARP chapter in Idaho Falls.
Survivors are one daughter, Suzanne Johnson of Idaho Falls; one son, Robert J. "Jim" of Idaho Falls; two brothers, Kenneth Rutt of Omaha and Richard Rutt of McCook; one sister, Shirley Roberts of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Elks Rehabilitation Hospital
in Boise, Idaho, or the Idaho
Mabel O. Bergquist
Mrs. Bergquist was born in Saronville.
Memorials may be given to Stockholm Lutheran Cemetery.
Mr. Wroughton was born Sept. 5, 1913, to Ernest G. Wroughton and Lavinia Moon of rural Edgar. He attended rural schools near Nelson. On Sept. 20, 1932, he married Florence Thieman. She died Nov. 16, 1984. On Jan. 4, 1988, he married Vivian C. Troudt. He farmed north of Nelson many years.
He was a member of Nelson Masonic Lodge No. 77, of which he was a Past Master; York Rite of Free Masonary; and a member of the Tehama Temple Shrine of Hastings.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian; two sons, Donald and Richard, both of Nelson; step-children, Clare Wilson of Nelson, and Willa Sorensen of Ruskin; two sisters, Dorothy Ferebee and Dortheda Kramer, both of Nelson; a brother, James, of California; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence; a sister, Audrey Wroughton; and a brother, James.
Memorials may be given to Nelson Good Samaritan Center or the Nelson
Ella M. Kile
Mrs. Kile was born April 8, 1922, to Wilber D. and Ella C. (Doll) Powers at Hastings. She grew up in Hastings and graduated from Hastings High School in 1940. She attended Hastings College and then worked for the Naval Ammunition Depot at Hastings. In 1943, she enlisted in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. After being discharged, she returned to the NAD. On May 21, 1949, she married Charles Lester Kile at Hastings. They lived in Hastings until 1952 when they moved to Grand Island. She worked for Gambles 12 years. In 1972, the couple moved to North Platte.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 163, the Women's Veterans Organization and Eagles Aerie No. 2389, and a past member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors are three sisters, Hilda Korgan of Hastings, Betty Gray of Decatur, Ala., and Carol Wiechmann of Ogden, Utah; and two brothers, David and Paul, both of Hastings.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Jaye Ann Kile; and one sister.
Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army.
Veronica M. Gilbert
Survivors include her husband, Mitch, a former Hastings resident.
Loretta A. Mousel
Mrs. Mousel was born July 8, 1906, to John and Mary (Phillips) David in Adams County. On Feb. 4, 1931, she married Albert Mousel in Assumption. They farmed near Adams Central High School until her husband's death in 1973. She moved to Hastings. She later moved to The Kensington and then Haven Home in Kenesaw. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Survivors are one daughter, Carol Engel of Hastings; three sisters, Dorothy Hohlfeld of Holstein and Theresa Mousel and Anna Mousel, both of Roseland; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Memorials may be given to St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Lewis E. McMullen
Mrs. McMullen was born Nov. 16, 1903, to Edward and Ruth Emma (Schisler)
McMullen in York. He grew up in York where he attended school. On June
1, 1926, he married Mary C. Bohrer in Red Cloud. They lived in York. In
1936 they moved to Denver, Colo., and in 1937 they moved to Laramie, Wyo.
In 1944 he went to work for Montgomery Ward. They lived in Alliance, Scottsbluff
and Hastings. In 1958 he was transferred to the Montgomery Ward store in
Fort Collins, Colo. He retired in 1967. They moved to Red Cloud. His wife
died Sept. 1, 1978.
Rose M. Smith
Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 1, 1902, to Frank and Frances (Hoffman) Pavelka in Metrovica, Austria-Hungary. She came to America with her parents in 1903. She lived in Pauline. They later moved to Lawrence. She attended school in Lawrence through the eighth grade. She attended Lincoln School of Commerce. She worked in the Capital Hotel drugstore for 13 years. In November 1933 she married Curtis E. Smith in Lincoln. They lived in Crawford, Loup City and Pender before moving to a farm near Hastings. Her husband died in 1966.
She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and its Altar Society and the Eagles Auxiliary.
She also was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.
Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia's Endowment Fund.
Chester L. VanMeter
Survivors are two sons; four daughters, including Eve Rogers of Superior;
one sister; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Walter E. Frickey
Mr. Frickey was born Feb. 20, 1922, to Eckhardt and Caroline (Augustin) Frickey in rural Juniata. He graduated from the eighth grade at Christ Lutheran Parochial School and from Kenesaw High School. He served in the 96th Infantry Division 383rd Co. in the U.S. Army from 1942-46. He was discharged as a staff sergeant. On Feb. 1, 1947, he married Edith Bockerman. He farmed in the Prosser area. He also auctioneered with Frank Lowell. In 1950 he began auctioneering with Walt Aherns and later with Bob Augustin. He auctioned at sale barns in Hastings, Blue Hill and Kearney. He also auctioned at Hastings, Bladen and Minden 4-H sales. He retired in 1992. He retired from farming in 1982. In 1990 he and his wife moved to Hastings from Kenesaw.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Kenesaw American Legion No. 268 and 96th Infantry Reunion Association. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.
Survivors are his wife; three sisters, Dora Nixon of Columbus, Elaine Bragg of Albuquerque, N.M., and Ruth Hadenfeldt of Hastings; and one brother, Vern of Grand Island.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Memorials may be given to Christ Lutheran Church.
She married Bill Searle, formerly of Hastings. He survives.
Grace L. Fuller
Mrs. Fuller was born Dec. 11, 1894, to George and Minnie (Cooper) Schnitker in Nishnabotna, Mo. She attended rural schools in Missouri. She moved with her family to Hardy. She attended Miller School north of Hardy. She married Jesse Lewis Fuller in Mankato, Kan. They lived on a farm near Hardy. Her husband died Nov. 17, 1974. In 1975 she moved to Hardy. In October 1994 she moved to Parkview Nursing Home in Deshler.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church in her youth, later becoming a member of Hardy Union Church. She also was a member of Women's Christian Temperance Union and a charter member of the Jewell Social Circle.
Survivors are one daughter, Georgia Webber of Hardy; one brother, Owen Schnitker of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Delbert Leo; four brothers and three sisters.
Memorials may be given to Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital.
Vera M. Sawyer
Mrs. Sawyer was born Dec. 14, 1916, to John and Edna (Dymond) Spors in Upland. She graduated from Upland High School in 1934. She later graduated from Hastings Business School. She moved to Washington, D.C., where she was employed by the Social Security Administration. On March 3, 1939, she married Albert Leroy Sawyer in Richmond, Va. They lived in Baltimore, Md. In 1955 they moved to Upland. She worked at Kearney County Social Services from 1956 until retiring in 1981.
Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Phyllis Yerg of Kearney; one son, Lyle of Indianola; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
Lillie E. Gerdes
Mrs. Gerdes was born July 23, 1906, to Axel and Mary (Anderson) Fredrickson on a farm northeast of Phillips. She graduated from Phillips High School. She attended Grand Island Baptist College, Hastings College and Kearney State Teachers College. She taught in elementary schools in Hamilton and Hall counties. On Aug. 7, 1934, she married Marvin Gerdes. They lived on a farm west of Doniphan for 31 years. In 1965 they moved to Grand Island.
She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She served on the rural school board for 12 years and Hall County Extension Board for 12 years.
Survivors are her husband; and one sister, Aldie Boroff of Vista, Calif.
She was preceded in death by one sister.
Memorials may be given to the Faith United Methodist Church.
Richard S. Einspahr
Mr. Einspahr was born Aug. 6, 1918, to Theodore and Susie (Herbert) Einspahr in Enders. He attended rural school in Chase County through the ninth grade. He began farming for his parents when his father's health failed. On Dec. 24, 1938, he married Edna Hogsett in Chase County. On June 14, 1953, he married Anna Scott in Hastings. They lived in Hastings. He was a bonded policeman for several years. He later opened Dick's Hobby and Craft Store, which he and his wife operated for more than 20 years. In 1991 they retired and moved to their home near Westerville in Custer County.
He was a member of the Nazarene Church in Broken Bow. He was a charter member of the Sky Lark Hobby Airplane Club in Hastings.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Victor of Beeville, Texas; two daughters, Camellia Green of Hillsboro, Ore., and Sandra Hapke of Thornton, Colo.; four brothers, Wayne of Sutherland, Don of McCook, Alvin of Wilson, Kan., and Robert of Indianola; four sisters, Beulah Purdy of Ogallala, Millie Long of Wauneta, Norma Schultz of Port Lavaca, Texas, and Delores Cappel of McCook; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Westerville Cemetery Fund or Ansley Rescue
Alberta G. Wagner
Miss Wagner was born Aug. 1, 1918, to Harry A. and Reina C. (True) Wagner in Arcadia. She lived in Arcadia, Grand Island and Minden before moving to Central City with her family at the age of 12. She graduated from Central City High School in 1935. She and her mother owned and operated Central City Liquor. She later worked at Central Cafe until retiring in 1980. She moved to Long Term Care in March.
She was a member of United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.
She is survived by one sister, Harriet R. Pieper of Central City.
She was preceded in death by one sister.
Mitchell D. Meier
Mr. Meier was born Aug. 19, 1955, to Edwin E. and Shirley (Treat) Meier in Grand Island. He grew up in Doniphan. He attended District 19 School and graduated from Doniphan High School in 1973. On Sept. 3, 1977, he married Kimberly Jo White in Grand Island. They farmed near Doniphan. He farmed with his father for 20 years. He recently was employed at Doniphan Public Schools.
Survivors are his wife and children, Travis, Tucker, Treat and Tandra; his parents of Grand Island; and two sisters, Tamy Carpenter of Grand Island and Tracy Orcutt of Doniphan.
He was preceded in death by grandparents.
Herman D. Reinke
Mr. Reinke was born Aug. 28, 1909, to Fred and Anna (Blanken) Reinke in Deshler. He was a retired mechanic for a farm implement dealership.
He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and Lutheran Laymen's League.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Tim of Davenport and Lester of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Anna Heyen of Geneva; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to St. Peter's Lutheran Church.
Sylvia A. Neuhart
Mrs. Neuhart was born Sept. 24, 1917, to James and Verle (Dudley) Moore in Oak. She graduated from Nelson High School in 1935. On Nov. 17, 1937, she married Martin Neuhart. She worked for Spring Creek Dairy in Deshler. She later was a nurse's aid at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler.
Survivors are her husband; five daughters, Ardyce Best of Nashville, Tenn., Marcia Mitchell of Fairbury and Mary Sayhouse, Nanette Michoff and Charlotte Baslee, all of Denver; one son, James of Deshler; one brother, John Moore of Marietta, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial has been established.