Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Chester 'Chet' Hawley
Nelson resident Chester "Chet" Hawley, 61, died Monday, July 7, 1997, at his home.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ in Nelson with the Rev. Royce Buchtel officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery with masonic rites provided by Nelson Masonic Lodge No. 77. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Mr. Hawley was born Sept. 9, 1935, to Chester Carl Sr. and Gladys F. (Woods) Hawley near Republican City. He grew up on the family farm near Republican City. He attended Republican City schools, graduating from Republican City High School in 1953. He attended Kearney State College and later the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received a master's degree in agriculture. He was an extension agent for Nuckolls County for 32 years, retiring in 1990. He lived in Lincoln, West Point, Stapleton, Papillion, Mullen and Nelson. He married Donna L. Matzner Oct. 9, 1955, in Kearney.

He was a member, secretary and past master of Nelson Masonic Lodge No. 77. He also was a member of National Association of Extension Agents and many agriculture and livestock organizations.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Karlene Hallgren of Williston, N.D., Staci (Hawley) Culbertson of Tempe, Ariz., Amy Ourada of Elm Creek; one son, Lane of Superior; his mother of Valparaiso; two brothers, John of Santa Ana, Calif., and Richard of Valparaiso; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Memorials may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 361, Nelson, NE 68961.
 

Jennie Rose
Red Cloud resident Jennie Rose, 89, died Monday, July 7, 1997, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.
Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rosemont Cemetery at Rosemont with the Rev. Mike Lehr officiating. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Rose was born Jan. 6, 1908, to Henry and Lana Rose north of Red Cloud. She attended Batin Rural School District. In 1956 she moved to Red Cloud.

Survivors are two brothers, Leo and Claus, both of Red Cloud.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Helen J. Haidsiak

Hastings resident Helen J. Haidsiak, 86, of 509 Lane B died Monday, July 7, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are pending with Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.
 

Donald R. Cannon
Harvard resident Donald Ross Cannon, 53, died Sunday, July 6, 1997, in an auto accident near Sutton.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Harvard with the Rev. Stanley Crawford officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Harvard Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Mr. Cannon was born April 13, 1944, to Benjamin S. Jr. and Thelma (Ross) Cannon in Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from high school in Coral Gables, Fla., in 1962. In 1964 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Vietnam War aboard the USS BonHomme Richard. In 1971 he moved to Nebraska. On April 11, 1973, he married Wanda Brophy in Hastings.

He was a member of the DAV.

Survivors are his wife; one sister, Eleanor Pfingst of Blue Bell, Pa.; and one brother, Ben of Kenesaw.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Larry L. Kresser
Alma resident Larry L. Kresser, 62, died Monday, July 7, 1997, at his home.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Orleans. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at Orleans. Mitchell Funeral Home of Orleans is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, including John T. of Hastings; two daughters; his father; one brother; and six grandchildren.
 

Ruth C. Olson
Former Kearney County resident Ruth Caroline Olson, 95, of Kearney died Sunday, July 6, 1997, at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany Lutheran Church south of Axtell with the Rev. David Evenson officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Freeland-Layton Funeral Home in Axtell.

Miss Olson was born Aug. 3, 1901, to Andrew Gustav and Marie Lisa (Nelson) Olson two miles east and one mile south of Axtell. She attended school districts 44 and 66 and Axtell High School. She helped with housework and worked on the family farm. In 1970 she moved into Axtell. She moved to Cambridge Court in 1994 and to Mount Carmel in February.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was active in its women's organizations. She also taught Sunday school.

She is survived by one sister, Hazel Zugmier of Kearney.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
 

Helen J. Haidsiak
Hastings resident Helen J. Haidsiak, 86, of 509 Lane B died Monday, July 7, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Cheryl Elfond and Carl Utley officiating. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. at Nelson Cemetery at Nelson. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Haidsiak was born Dec. 5, 1910, to Oliver and Martha (Rowlison) Cassell in Edgar. She graduated from Edgar High School. In 1941 she married Willis C. Haidsiak. They farmed near Nelson. Her husband died in 1966. In 1970 she moved to Hastings. She moved to Good Samaritan Village in 1980. She worked at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital snack bar, retiring in 1980.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and YWCA, both of Hastings, and Highland Club of Nelson. She was a volunteer at GSV.

Survivors are three daughters, Beverly Frericks and Linda Stark, both of Hastings, and Willa Wininger of West Tawakoni, Texas; one son, Larry of Rock Springs, Wyo.; two sisters, Cleo Lambert of Lincoln and Merna Buresh of Hastings; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by six brothers.

Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Subacute Unit or donor's choice.
 

Josephine M. Scahill
Former Hastings resident the Rev. Josephine M. (Karr) Scahill, 90, of Aurora died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
Services are 9 a.m. Thursday at Newcomers Funeral Home chapel in Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery at Kansas City.

The Rev. Scahill was born Sept. 12, 1906, to Alvin P. and Bertha Mae Karr near Mirabile, Mo. She graduated from Excelsior Springs (Mo.) High School in 1924. She married the Rev. Thomas Scahill Sr. She was a housewife. In 1958 she began study for the ministry. She was ordained an elder in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1962. She became the first woman associate member of the conference in 1969. She served churches in Ulysses-Surprise, Clarks and Fairmont. She retired in 1972. They moved to Independence, Mo. Her husband died in 1973. In 1989 she returned to Nebraska. She lived in Fremont, Hastings and Aurora.

Survivors are two sons, the Rev. Joseph A. of Aurora and Thomas J. Jr. of Raytown, Mo.; three daughters, Vanita Leaton, Anne Scahill and Jeannette Scahill, all of Independence; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Thomas J. Sr. and Josephine M. Scahill Endowment Fund of the Nebraska United Methodist Foundation, P.O. Box 4553, Lincoln, NE 68504.
 

Susanne M. Hammer
Former Roseland resident Suzanne Marie (Faber) Hammer, 70, of Carbondale, Colo., died Monday, July 7, 1997, in New Castle, Colo.
Rosary is 7 p.m. today at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home chapel in Glenwood Springs, Colo. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's of the Crown Catholic Church in Carbondale.

Mrs. Hammer was born Jan. 29, 1927, to John and Edith (Mangers) Faber in Roseland. In 1956 she moved to Colorado. In 1965 she moved to Carbondale. She ran a day care from her home for almost 20 years. She married Delbert Hammer.

She was a member of St. Mary's of the Crown Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary societies.

Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Sharlene Grise of New Castle and Colleen Pardun of Aurora, Colo.; one son, Bruce of Glenwood Springs; two sisters, Arlene Jones of Hastings and Marlene Middendorf; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
 

Homer K. Halte
Former Prosser resident Homer Kenneth Halte, 86, of Whittier, Calif., died Saturday, July 5, 1997.
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at St. Bruno's Catholic Church in Whittier. Burial was planned in Memory Garden Cemetery at LaHabra, Calif. White Emerson Mortuary of Whittier is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Halte was born March 31, 1911, to George and Mae (Browning) Halte in Wood River. He grew up in Prosser. He married LaMoina Bourg. She preceded him in death. He was a kitchen supervisor for Norwalk State Hospital in Norwalk, Calif., for 35 years.

Survivors are sons, Donald E. of El Cajon, Calif., and John W. of Whittier; three daughters, Linda N. Munden of Hemet, Calif., Betty L. Cauley and Rosanne H. Williams, both of Whittier; three brothers, Clifford of Denver, Dwayne of Hastings and William of Grand Island; one sister, Mary Blue of Hastings; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Hospice of Interhealth, 12401 E. Washington Blvd., Whittier, CA 90602.
 

Clyde N. James
Bladen resident Clyde Nelson James, 87, died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at Grandview Manor in Campbell.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bladen United Methodist Church with the Rev. Baldeo Singh officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery near Bladen. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. James was born Sept. 5, 1909, to Robert E. and Bertha (Nelson) James in Webster County. He graduated from Bladen High School in 1929. On June 1, 1939, he married Ruby E. Kinley at her parents' home in rural Adams County. They farmed in the Bladen area for 39 years. In 1965 they moved into Bladen.

He was an active member of United Methodist Church. He served on the Bladen Telephone Board for many years and served on the Glenwood Telephone Membership Corp. from its initial organization for more than 16 years.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Janice Anderson of South Sioux City; one son, Clyde R. of Kearney; one brother, Howard of Bladen; one sister, Stella Irene Davis of Lincoln; and five grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Hilda Nuss
Sutton resident Hilda Nuss, 92, died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at Sutton Community Home in Sutton.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Kohler Mortuary with the Free German Reformed Salem Church elders officiating. Burial will be in Free German Reformed Salem Cemetery north of Sutton.

Mrs. Nuss was born Jan. 12, 1905, to John H. and Christina (Gemar) Griess near Sutton. She grew up in the Sutton area. She attended School District 66. On June 6, 1926, she married Hilmar C. Nuss. They farmed north of Sutton. In 1963 they retired. Her husband died Jan. 28, 1996.

She was a member of Free German Reformed Salem Church.

Survivors are six daughters, Naomi Griess, Elizabeth Griess and Miriam Sinnen, all of Sutton, Ruth Douglas of Huntsville, Ark., Marie Hembree of Willow Ross, Texas, and Donna Mae Nuss of Hastings; four sons, Thomas, Don, Silas and Armin, all of Sutton; two sisters, Luella Griess of Sutton and Clara Swartz of Loveland, Colo.; two brothers, Harold Griess of Sutton and Milton Griess of Grand Island; 32 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one son, one sister, two brothers, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Helen J. Haidsiak
Hastings resident Helen J. Haidsiak, 86, of 509 Lane B died Monday, July 7, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Cheryl Elfond officiating. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. at Nelson Cemetery at Nelson. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Haidsiak was born Dec. 5, 1910, to Oliver and Martha (Rowlison) Cassell in Edgar. She graduated from Edgar High School. In 1941 she married Willis C. Haidsiak. They farmed near Nelson. Her husband died in 1966. In 1970 she moved to Hastings. She moved to Good Samaritan Village in 1980. She worked at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital snack bar, retiring in 1980.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and YWCA, both of Hastings, and Highland Club of Nelson. She was a volunteer at GSV.

Survivors are three daughters, Beverly Frerichs and Linda Stark, both of Hastings, and Willa Wininger of West Tawakoni, Texas; one son, Larry of Rock Springs, Wyo.; two sisters, Cleo Lambert of Lincoln and Merna Buresh of Hastings; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by six brothers.

Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Subacute Unit or donor's choice.
 

Nora V. Wehrman
Nelson resident Nora V. (Blevins) Wehrman, 72, died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at Good Samaritan Center in Nelson.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ with the Rev. Royce Buchtel officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson.

Mrs. Wehrman was born March 16, 1925, to Andy Reeves and Peggy Florence (Toliver) Blevins on a farm near Ulysses. She moved with her family to Angus at the age of 9 months. She attended Angus School District 23 through the eighth grade. She graduated from Edgar High School in 1942. On Feb. 11, 1948, she married John Carroll "Jack" Wehrman in Indianola. He died Feb. 1, 1996. She was Nuckolls County Clerk for many years.

She was a past member of Church of Christ in Angus and First Christian Church of Nelson. She was a member of Nelson Community United Church of Christ, VFW Auxiliary and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 27 of which she was past worthy matron, all of Nelson. She also was a member of Entre Nous Club. 

Survivors are two daughters, Peggy Lee Gerbeling of Minneapolis, Minn., and Virginia Carroll Smith of Edmond, Okla.; one sister, Irene Melvin of Nelson; one brother, George Donald Blevins of Edgar; and four grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Memorials may be sent to Nelson Good Samaritan Center, P.O. Box 427, Nelson, NE 68961.
 

Rockey E. Imler
Clay Center resident Rockey Eugene Imler, 49, died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, in a semitrailer truck accident near Eads, Colo.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center with the Revs. Jack Eske and Duane Simonson officiating. Burial will be in White Rock Cemetery near Courtland, Kan., with military rites provided by Mills-Schroder American Legion Post No. 87 of Clay Center. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Imler was born Jan. 18, 1948, to Dwane and Norma (Purcell) Imler in Beloit, Kan. He graduated from Lawrence Public Schools in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a truck owner/operator and leased with Wildcat Enterprises Inc. of Geneva. He lived in Juniata and Hardy before moving to Clay Center where he lived for the past 15 years.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, National Rifleman Association and a lifetime member of America Hunting Club. He was a past member of Mills-Schroder American Legion Post No. 87.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Tammy Gehle of Hardy, Mindy Frazier of Fairbury and Carrie Imler of Clay Center; his mother of Juniata; two sisters, Marlene Stone of Burr Oak, Kan., and Rita Lacey of Juniata; one brother, Steve of Juniata; his grandmother, Bertha Purcell of Superior; and one grandchild.

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

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Olga W. Halsted
Hastings resident Olga W. Halsted, 98, died Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bill Liddell officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is noon until services Friday at the funeral home.

Miss Halsted was born March 10, 1899, to G. Grant and Adeline (Smith) Halsted in West Blue Township in Adams County. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School. She was a seamstress and worked for the Fabric Shop.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was past member of Business and Professional Women and West Blue Friendly Circle Extension Club.

Survivors are two sisters, Beulah G. Ochsner of Sutton and E. Marguerite Pfeiffer of Hastings.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church.
 

Luella I. Griess
Sutton resident Luella I. (Nuss) Griess, 88, died Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at Sutton Community Home.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Kohler Mortuary chapel in Sutton with the Free German Reformed Salem Church elders officiating. Burial will be in the Free German Reformed Salem Church Cemetery north of Sutton.

Mrs. Griess was born Feb. 25, 1909, to Reinhold and Elizabeth (Griess) Nuss near Sutton. She attended rural school. On Jan. 21, 1932, she married Gilbert C. Griess in Geneva. They farmed near Sutton for one year before moving to Lincoln. Her husband died July 5, 1988. She moved to Sutton Community Home two years ago.

She was a member of Free German Reformed Salem Church.

Survivors are one daughter, Jocelyn Jordan of Lincoln; one son, Allen Griess of Lincoln; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to Sutton Community Home.
 

Mildred P. Sibert
Red Cloud resident Mildred P. (Pope) Sibert, 94, died Thursday, July 10, 1997, at Franklin Nursing Center in Franklin.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Alvin E. Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Sibert was born May 2, 1903, to Jay Nathaniel and Lucy (Parker) Pope in Red Cloud. She graduated from Red Cloud High School. She attended Hastings College. She taught school in the Inavale area and School District No. 70 for a number of years. On June 5, 1924, she married Lloyd Eugene Sibert. He farmed in the Inavale area. Her husband died Oct. 15, 1965. In 1966 she moved to Red Cloud. In March 1990 she moved to Franklin Nursing Center.

She was a member of Red Cloud First United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge and Golden Rule Club.

Survivors are two daughters, Ruth Cline and Bonnie Moore, both of Franklin; one son, Frank of Valentine; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to Red Cloud Community Foundation.
 

Marvin L. Hansen
Former Hastings resident Marvin Lynn Hansen, 50, of North Platte died Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at his home.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in North Platte with the Rev. Carl Pullman officiating. Additional services are 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kenesaw with the Revs. Pullman and Brian Pummill officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Kenesaw Cemetery at Kenesaw. Odean Colonial Funeral Home chapel of North Platte is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hansen was born Feb. 12, 1947, to Harry Charles and Ada Jeanette (Mickelsen) Hansen in Grand Island. He graduated from Dannebrog High School in 1965. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-69. He graduated from Central Nebraska Technical College (Hastings) in 1971. On Aug. 21, 1976, he married Bonita Kay "Bonnie" Ahrens, a Kenesaw native, in Kearney. In September 1986 they moved to North Platte. He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration. 

He was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, P.R. Halligan American Legion Post No. 163, National Rifle Association and was a past member of the B.P.O. Elks and Ham Radio Club, both of Kearney.

Survivors are his wife; and two daughters, Melinda Hansen and Rebecca Hansen, both of North Platte.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be given to Great Plains Regional Medical Center Hospice or Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.
 

David D. Dack
Hastings resident David D. Dack, 32, of 1531 Boyce St. died Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard A. Kothe officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until services Saturday at the church.

Mr. Dack was born July 31, 1964, to Darreld D. and Lois A. (Krueger) Dack in Hastings. He graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1982. He attended Central Community College-Hastings. On Nov. 3, 1990, he married Michelle M. Halbmaier. He was employed by Countryside Manufactured Homes.

He was a former Hastings volunteer fireman. He coached Little League baseball and YWCA soccer. He was a Boy Scout leader for Troop No. 207.

Survivors are his wife and children, Brandon, Brianna and Brooke; his parents of Blue Hill; his grandmother, Tena Krueger of Blue Hill; three brothers, Steven and Mike, both of Blue Hill, and Daniel of Courtland, Kan.; three sisters, Shelly Jameson and Sara Dack, both of Blue Hill, and Terrie Golter of Juniata; and one half brother, Dean Norris of Tucson, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by a half sister, Barbara Norris.

Memorials may be given to the family.


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