Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Ada B. Englert
Hastings resident Ada B. (Adams) Englert, 97, of Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at the Pavilion.
Graveside services are 10 a.m. July 16 at Rosedale Cemetery in Rosedale with the Rev. Bill Hunter officiating. There will be no visitation. Brand-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Englert was born Sept. 7, 1899, to John and Magdalena (Legler) Adams in Prosser. On July 9, 1933, she married Frank Englert. He died March 19, 1976. She attended Kearney State College. She taught in Adams and Hall counties. In 1979 she moved to Hastings. 

She was a member of Rosedale Methodist Church in Rosedale.

She also was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Memorials may be given to the Rosedale Cemetery.
 

Rosella M. Boeding
Hastings resident Rosella M. (Weir) Boeding, 69, of 1711 W. Fifth St. died Monday, June 23, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital after battling cancer for 12 years.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home and 9 a.m. until services at the church.

Mrs. Boeding was born Oct. 25, 1927, to Matthew and Vivienne (McCarty) Weir in Archer, Iowa. On Aug. 12, 1950, she married Kenneth Boeding in Sheldon, Iowa. They lived in Grand Island for 20 years before moving to Aurora. In 1971 they moved to Hastings. She worked for Dutton-Lainson Co. and Hastings Regional Center and was bookkeeper at Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, St. Cecilia's Catholic Church adult choir, St. Michael's Altar Society, Confraternity of Christian Mothers and a cancer support group.

Survivors are her husband; four sons, Canute of Trent, S.D., Stephen of Garland, Texas, Matthew of Hastings and Mark of Columbus; two daughters, Mary Boeding of Hastings and Therese Runion of Aurora; two sisters, Ethel Weir of Hastings and Loretta McKenzie of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one brother, Matthew Weir of Olathe, Kan.; and 21 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Luke and David; and two sisters.

Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
 

Patty Luft
Edgar resident Patty (Crawford) Luft, 72, died Sunday, June 22, 1997, at the Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
Memorial services are 10 a.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home chapel in Edgar with Harold Fox officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. in the Central City Cemetery at Central City.

Ms. Luft was born Sept. 3, 1924, to Paul and Mable (Currey) Crawford in Haymarket, Iowa. She grew up in Central City, graduating from Central City High School in 1943. She worked at the Central City Hospital and the Merrick County Courthouse. She later moved to North Platte where she worked at city hall. She was a secretary at Musselmans for 17 years until retiring in 1984. After retiring she returned to Central City. In 1990 she moved to Edgar to be closer to her family. 

She was a past member of the United Methodist Church in Central City and Order of the Eastern Star Arbor Chapter No. 200.

Survivors are one daughter, Paula Brittain of Nelson; one sister, Jessie Eoff of Estes Park, Colo.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son.
 

Hayes Heller
Lebanon, Kan., resident Hayes Heller, 86, died Sunday, June 22, 1997, at the Community Care of Smith Center, Kan.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Simmons Mortuary chapel in Smith Center with the Rev. Arden Roush officiating. Burial will be in Price Cemetery at Lebanon. Visitation is until services at the funeral home.

Mr. Heller was born on Jan. 14, 1911, to Orin and Alice Heller. He was a lifelong resident of the area.

Survivors are two sisters, Eleen Story and Lona Herndon, both of Smith Center.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be given to the Lebanon Over 60 Club.
 

Walter W. Sessler
Hastings resident Walter W. Sessler, 78, 2501 W. Seventh St., died Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at his home.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church with the Rev. Carl H. Rehwaldt officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. Visitation is today until 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings.

Mr. Sessler was born Oct. 31, 1918, to William H. and Bertha (Wiebel) Sessler in Wilton Junction, Iowa. He attended Trinity Lutheran School and Lowden High School in Lowden, Iowa. In 1941 he graduated from business college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On June 20, 1948, he married Vashti "Ty" Greenlee of Oshkosh. In 1949 he graduated from the University of Iowa at Iowa City. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a navigator. He worked at Independence Produce Co. in Independence, Iowa. He later was an accountant at Buckley & Mockett in Lincoln. In 1958 he and his wife moved to Hastings and he worked at George Rullman Co. until 1971. In 1972 he started Sessler Tax Service & Bookkeeping. 

He was a past elder for three years, served on the board of finance for three years and was treasurer for 35 years at Faith Lutheran Church. He was a past president and board member of Noon Lion's Club; past treasurer of National Society of Independent Accountants; treasurer and president of Gideons; board member and treasurer of Hastings Symphony Orchestra; and executive board member of Boy Scouts Overland Trails Council. In 1986 he received the Boy Scouts Council Silver Beaver Award.

Survivors are his wife; five daughters, Karen Kay Barnes of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Jean Ewing of Omaha, Elaine Laposky of Askov, Minn., Barbara DeWitt of Chadron and Linda Tylor of Melrose Park, Ill.; one son, William of Lincoln; two sisters, Luanna Heitshusen of South Amana, Iowa, and Ludora Heitshusen of Vinton, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church, Gideons or to a charity of donor's choice.
 

Emil 'Peck' Peroutek
Monday, June 23, 1997
Esbon, Kan., resident Emil "Peck" Peroutek, 94, died Monday, June 23, 1997, at Jewell County Long Term Care in Mankato, Kan.
 

Myrtle Z. Hollister
Tuesday, June 24, 1997
Doniphan resident Myrtle Z. (Markham) Hollister, 88, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at her home.
 

Gertrude M. Minich
Wednesday, June 25, 1997
Superior resident Gertrude M. (Ohnesorge) Minich, 90, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at the Good Samaritan Center in Superior.
 

Hugo J. Sauermann
Kenesaw resident Hugo J. Sauermann, 84, died Friday, June 27, 1997, at Kenesaw Haven Home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dean Clausing officiating. Burial will be in Juniata Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Sauermann was born Aug. 19, 1912, to Mr. and Mrs. Karl Sauermann on a farm near Juniata. He attended country school for eight years. He worked on his parents' farm. On Nov. 2, 1951, he married Alvena Rehn. He farmed near Juniata. His wife died Feb. 4, 1990. In September 1994 he moved to Kenesaw Haven Home.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Juniata.

Survivors are one son, Leo of Hastings; one sister, Lillie Mayes of White Cloud, Kan.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
 

Grace M. Laumann
Former Hastings resident Grace M. (Mousel) Goedert Laumann, 93, of Community Care in Blue Hill, died Thursday, June 26, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with the Rev. James J. Meysenburg officiating. Burial will be in Roseland Cemetery in Roseland.

Mrs. Laumann was born Dec. 8, 1903, to Charles and Frances (Beiriger) Mousel in Adams County. In 1926 she married John Goedert. He died in 1943. In 1956 she married Charles Laumann. He died in 1978. She was a homemaker and worked for Dutton Lainson Co. in Hastings. She was a lifelong Adams County resident.

She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and its Altar Society.

Survivors are two sons, DuWayne Goedert of Jerome, Ind., and Paul Goedert of Hastings; four sisters, Dolores Niemczyk of St. Charles, Ill., Julie Walsh and Ann Goedert, both of Hastings, and Nettie Streff of Orleans; one brother, Len Mousel, Elgin, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two infant daughters, two stepdaughters, three sisters and two brothers.

Memorials may be given to the Hastings Catholic Schools Trust.
 

Jack W. Hill
Minden resident Jack W. Hill, 57, died Thursday, June 26, 1997, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. 
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Minden with the Rev. Kathy Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery in Minden. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

Mr. Hill was born on May 18, 1940, to Melvin and Frances (Strine) Hill in Harvard. He attended school in Axtell and Minden. On June 27, 1959, he married Gaylene Schriner in Riverton. He worked at Burgess Well Co. in Minden and New Arc Tool in Kearney.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Francine Brickner of Minden and Denise Hill and ReNee Hill, both of Heartwell; one son, Jack Jr. of Heartwell; his mother of Minden; two brothers, Dwight of Boise, Idaho, and Harry of Tucumcari, N.M.; one sister, Peggy Melroy of Minden; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and a granddaughter.
 

Bettie Norine B. Brown
Hastings resident Bettie Norine B. (Bobbitt) Brown, 1235 Regency Drive, 78, died Thursday, June 26, 1997, at her home.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Presbyterian Church in Kenesaw with Tom Gould officiating. Burial will be in Kenesaw Cemetery with military rites by Kenesaw American Legion No. 268 in Kenesaw. Visitation is today until 9 p.m. and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings and 9:30 until services Monday at the church.

Mrs. Brown was born on Dec. 1, 1918, to Wilmer B. and Audrey (Edmondson) Bobbitt in Hastings. She graduated from Kenesaw High School in 1935. She attended Hastings College. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in home economics. She worked at the Home Extension Agency in the Albion and Neligh area. She served as a lieutenant in the Navy Waves in World War II from 1943 to 1945. On July 12, 1944, she married Gerald E. Brown on the Shilo Farm in Adams County. He died on May 23, 1979. They lived in Hastings and Lincoln. In 1951 they moved to Kenesaw and owned the Brown Sundry Store for many years. She taught home economics at high schools in Kenesaw and Shelton. She was the activity director at the Haven Home for several years. In January 1997 she moved to Hastings.

She was a member of Kenesaw Presbyterian Church, Nebraska Flatwater Waves, National Retired Federal Employees, Shilo Extension, Hastings Weaver Guild, Entre-Nous, Presbyterian Women Group, Kenesaw Legion No. 268 and Kenesaw Auxiliary Legion No. 268. She held offices in the Kenesaw Senior Citizen Group.

Survivors are two daughters, Virginia Machann of College Station, Texas, and Lisa Jasa of Lincoln; two sons, Gerald of Omaha and Thomas of Kenesaw; one sister, Virginia Watson of Albion; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund will be established.
 

Mabel L. Richardson
Hastings resident Mabel Luella (Young) Richardson, 95, of 123 Park St. died Sunday, June 29, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ted Dubs officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Richardson was born Jan. 18, 1902, to Clarence and Nettie May (Hinton) Young in Stockville. On May 29, 1926, she married Ross E. Richardson. He died Sept. 17, 1983. She was a nurse's aide at Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. She also worked at Hoff Brothers Cleaners for eight years and cleaned offices. 

She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors are one daughter, Darlyne Kwit of Oak Lawn, Ill.; two sons, Myron and Mack of Hastings; two brothers, Marvin Young of Aberdeen, Wash., and Francis Young of Seattle, Wash.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, June Nicholson; five brothers; and two sisters.

Memorials may be given to donor's choice.
 

Einer S. Petersen
Hastings resident Einer S. Petersen, 93, of 618 Lane D died Sunday, June 29, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. July 7 at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Harold Stromer officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. at Spring Creek Cemetery in Ruskin. There will be no visitation. Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Petersen was born July 31, 1903, to Ever and Marie (Hansen) Petersen near Ruskin. He farmed during his early years. On Oct. 3, 1938, he married Freda Purdy. She died March 27, 1982. He worked and later retired from a plywood mill in Eugene, Ore. After retirement, he returned to Hastings and did construction work at Good Samaritan Village. He also volunteered at GSV.

He was an active member at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Survivors are two sisters, Naomi Olsen of Fairbury and Nina Lillethorup of Omaha; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter; two sisters; and five brothers.

Memorials may be given to the church or to GSV.
 

Cleo F. Vogt
Minden resident Cleo F. (Keedle) Vogt, 82, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at her home.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer and the Rev. Paul Kupferschmid officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery in Minden. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. today at the Layton Funeral Home in Minden. 

Mrs. Vogt was born July 30, 1914, to Grover C. and Emma (Johnson) Keedle in Minden. She grew up in the Minden area. She attended School District 28 near Minden. On Jan. 28, 1935, she married Clarence Vogt. They lived in Minden.

She was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden.

Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Janet Rogers and Pat Sullivan, both of Minden; three sons, Lonnie of Milford, Bob of Kearney and Don of Minden; 18 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by one grandchild.
 

Glen E. Jennings
Lebanon, Kan., resident Glen Eugene Jennings, 75, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Lebanon with the Rev. Arden Roush officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Bellaire, Kan. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Simmons Funeral Home chapel in Smith Center, Kan., and one hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Jennings was born Sept. 5, 1921, to Lon D. and Gertrude (Shepardson) Jennings in Lebanon. He was a lifetime resident of Lebanon. He was a retired mail carrier. His first wife, Dorothy, died in 1981.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Lebanon and Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors are his wife, Marietta; one daughter, Linda Feist of Great Bend, Kan.; two sons, Gary of Gilbert, Ariz., and Larry of Paola, Kan.; one sister, Grace Brown Myers of Topeka, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by one sister; five brothers; and one infant great-grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the church.
 

Mark K. Zeadow
Bladen resident Mark K. Zeadow, 57, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at his home. 
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bladen United Methodist Church in Bladen with the Rev. Vonda Crowe officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery in Bladen. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Zeadow was born June 27, 1940, to George K. and Wilma G. (Kuhns) Zeadow in Monticello, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960-1965. He worked for Pick Pack Haulers of Hastings for 32 years. On Nov. 11, 1978, he married Peggy A. Mittleider.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Michelle of Las Vegas, Misty of Overland Park, Kan., and Marisa of Bladen; two sons, Michael of Hastings, and Matthew of Bladen; two sisters, Florence Ramelsburg of Iowa, and Susan West of Texas; one brother, Neal of Arizona; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the family.


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