Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Leo M. Poisette
Hastings resident Leo M. Poisette, 72, of 107 E. 13th St. died Thursday, Nov. 2, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Rosary is 7 p.m. today at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with the Rev. John J. McCabe officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Mr. Poisette was born March 18, 1923, to Oscar E. and Ellen O. (Mira) Poisette in Frontier County. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-1946 in the Europe and Pacific Theaters. On Jan. 31, 1970, he married Pauline Clvala in Hastings. He was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad.
He was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, VFW and American Legion.
Survivors are his wife; and one sister, Margaret Brooks of Melbourne, Fla.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia's Renovation Fund.

Helen M. McDowell
Smith Center, Kan., resident Helen Margaret (Schalansky) McDowell, 92, died Friday, Nov. 3, 1995, at Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center.
Services were to be today at 10 a.m. at Simmons Mortuary chapel in Smith Center with the Rev. Rhett Totten officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Smith Center.
Mrs. McDowell was born Oct. 18, 1903, to Charles F. and Rosy (Petrasek) Schalansky in Osborne County, Kan. She married Glen McDowell. He died in 1976.
Survivors are seven daughters, Joyce Nelssen of Smith Center, Loretta Saunders of Hutchinson, Kan., Margaret May of Phillipsburg, Kan., Pauline Mockerman of Salina, Kan., Carol Baetz of Great Bend, Kan., Ellen Baetz of Enterprise, Utah, and Terry Shanley of San Antonio, Texas; three sons, Everett of Cairo, John of Bellaire, Kan., and Sam of Lebanon, Kan.; one sister, Berta Houser of Wilber; 37 grandchildren; and 65 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Glennis Jean.
Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.

Oscar C. Nuss
Sutton resident Oscar C. Nuss, 78, died Friday, Nov. 3, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Kohler Mortuary chapel in Sutton with the Rev. Dr. Warren Embree officiating. Burial was planned in the Sutton Cemetery.
Mr. Nuss was born June 7, 1917, to August and Lousie (Unterseher) Nuss on a farm north of Sutton in Fillmore County. He attended District 8 school. He was a farmhand for a number of years. He worked for the Naval Ammunition Depot at Hastings during World War II. He did various odd jobs in Sutton. He had been a resident at Sutton Community Home for the past year.
He was a past member of Hope Reformed Church in Sutton.
Survivors are two brothers, Edmund of Grand Island and Reinhold of Santa Cruz, Calif.
He was preceded in death by five sisters and eight brothers.
Memorials may be given to the Sutton Community Home.

John 'Jack' Barber
Clay Center resident John "Jack" Barber, 62, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center with the Rev. Jack Eske officiating. Burial with military rites provided by American Legion Post No. 87 of Clay Center will be in Clay Center Cemetery. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Barber was born Dec. 9, 1932, to Charles H. and Beulah (Bunn) Barber in Concordia, Kan. He graduated from Concordia High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. In 1956, he moved to Clay Center. On Nov. 1, 1958, he married Judith Ann Hempey in Hastings. They lived in Clay Center. He drove trucks for various companies. He drove for T&L Irrigation of Hastings for the past 10 years.
He was a member of VFW Post No. 4678 and American Legion Post No. 87, both of Clay Center.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Jackie Byrkit of Nelson and Jill Rutt of Hastings; three sons, Jeff of Lincoln, Jim of Clay Center and Jon of Pleasant Dale; one sister, Francis Schumm of Hastings; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant twins.
Memorials may be given to the family.

Thomas C. Vaughan
Hastings resident Thomas Charles Vaughan, 69, of 926 N. Bellevue Ave. died Sunday, Nov. 5, 1995, at his home.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Cheryl Ann Elfond officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Vaughan was born Nov. 8, 1925, to Byron B. and Opal (Brookley) Vaughan in Le Mars, Iowa. In 1926, he moved with his family to Blue Hill. He graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1943. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps in May 1944. He graduated from Hastings College in 1949. During his high school and college years, he worked with his father and brother publishing the Blue Hill Leader. On Aug. 9, 1952, he married Winifred Wright. In 1959 he purchased, along with his father and brother, Hyde Printing Co. They changed the name to Vaughans Printers Inc.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he was a Deacon, Elder and Trustee and was an usher for 35 years. He also was a member of Hastings Amateur Radio Club, Masonic Temple No. 317, Scottish Rite, Tehama Shrine, all of Hastings, and the American Legion Post of Blue Hill.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, David of Tokyo, Japan, and James of Omaha; one daughter, Katherine Vaughan of Lincoln; one brother, William of Hastings; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas Edward.
Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church - Stephen Ministry, Mary Lanning Hospice or Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders.

Esther M. Snow
Former Adams County resident Esther M. (Lenz) Snow, 79, of Wintersville, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 20, 1995, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Services were Oct. 24 at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home in Wintersville with the Rev. Larry A. Draper officiating. Burial was in Fort Steuben Burial Estates at Wintersville.
Mrs. Snow was born Dec. 31, 1915, to John J. and Ollie A. (Kennedy) Lenz in Adams County. On Oct. 4, 1947, she married Clifton M. Snow. She graduated from Mary Lanning School of Nursing in Hastings. She was an instructor at Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing in Steubenville, Ohio, before retiring.
She was a member of Wintersville United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star LaBelle Chapter No. 414, Golden Sphinx Club of Steubenville and the Ladies Oriental Shrine in Columbus, Ohio.
Survivors are her husband; and one brother, Lloyd of Hastings.
Memorials may be given to Wintersville United Methodist Church memorial fund or Mary Lanning School of Nursing-Creighton campus or Church of the Nazarene, both of Hastings.

Florence Kindig
Former Adams County resident Florence (Holder) Kindig, 100, of Lancaster, Calif., died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, in Lancaster.
Memorial services were to be at 1 p.m. today at Lancaster United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dr. J. Robert Stimmel and Dr. Kenneth Heflin officiating. Murphy Mortuary of Lancaster is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kindig was born April 22, 1895, in Orleans. She married George Kindig. He preceded her in death. She moved to Antelope Valley in California in 1955.
She was a member of the Westside Club.
Survivors are one daughter, Beverly Kindig of Lancaster; two sons, Paul "Stan" of Lancaster and Eugene V. of New Jersey; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Antelope Valley Visiting Nurses and the Hospice Program, 43770 15th St., Lancaster, CA 93534.

Louise C. Jensen
Former Ruskin resident Louise C. (Andersen) Jensen, 84, died Monday, Nov. 6, 1995, at Parkview Haven in Deshler.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ruskin with the Rev. Harold Laursen officiating. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery at Ruskin. Visitation is until 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Mrs. Jensen was born March 2, 1911, to Niels Peters and Anna Marie (Nielsen) Andersen near Westby, Mont. She attended rural school in Montana. On Aug. 3, 1949, she married Alvin J. Jensen at Emmaues Lutheran Church in Westby.
She was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church and its ALCW. She taught Sunday school and led and attended Bible studies.
Survivors are her husband of Parkview Haven; one daughter, Marietta L. Seggerman of Fairmont; one sister, Marie Andersen of Plentywood, Mont.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Judith Jensen; one brother and one sister.
Memorials may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 393, Fairmont, NE 68354.

Roy R. Lewis
Superior resident Roy R. Lewis, 92, died Monday, Nov. 6, 1995, at his home.
Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. L. Patterson Culligan officiating. Burial will be in Bostwick Cemetery at Bostwick. Visitation is until 4 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Lewis was born Dec. 28, 1902, to James Alvia and Lillie Mae (Davis) Lewis on a farm near Esbon, Kan. He attended Windy Point Elementary School and Northbranch Academy, both in Jewell County, Kan. On Dec. 4, 1927, he married Alta Shambaugh in rural Bostwick. He was a farmer, elevator manager, rural mail carrier and caretaker of Bostwick Cemetery for many years.
Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Dorothy Michaud of Lincoln, Mary Hoel of Loveland, Colo., and Jean Pester of Mullen; two sons, James R. of Wakeeney, Kan., and John of Loveland; one brother, Henry of Fort Morgan, Colo.; one sister, Lula Harris of Nauvoo, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Memorials may be sent to the family at 1444 N. Kansas Ave., Superior, NE 68978.

Louella O'Neal
Hebron resident Louella O'Neal, 89, died Monday, Nov. 6, 1995, in Hebron.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Hebron with the Rev. John R. Walton officiating. Burial will be in Chester City Cemetery at Chester. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home in Hebron.
Survivors are three sons, Harold and Robert, both of Hebron, and LeRoy of Marysville, Kan.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Christian Church.

Judith A. Jacobsen
Hastings resident Judith A. (Mitchell) Jacobsen, 59, of 210 Kent St. died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dean F. Clausing officiating. Burial will be Monday at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln.
Mrs. Jacobsen was born Sept. 26, 1936, to Leo R. and Marvel (Allen) Mitchell in Neligh. On Oct. 1, 1953, she married Jerry L. Jacobsen in Lincoln. They lived in Hastings for the past 30 years. She was a ward secretary at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital for 25 years.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
Survivors are her husband; two sons, Mike of Ruby and Pat of Hastings; one daughter, Jeri Schmidt of Hastings; one brother, Larry Mitchell of Loveland, Colo.; three grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Helen Geneva Gerlach
Hastings resident Helen Geneva (Brewer) Gerlach, 78, of 106 E. A St. died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1995, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Brand-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gerlach was born Feb. 18, 1917, to John and Hattie (Butler) Brewer in Newkirk, Okla. On Aug. 19, 1942, she married Arthur P. Gerlach. They moved to Hastings in 1943. Her husband died Nov. 15, 1985. She worked in sales at J.M. McDonald Co. and Herberger's for more than 30 years.
Survivors are two daughters, Paula Marr of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and Melodee Sidlo of Littleton, Colo.; two sons, John of Salisbury, Md., and Monte of La Grange, Ill,; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters.
A memorial will be established.

Audrey A. Heifner
Hastings resident Audrey A. (Aumiller) Kaus Heifner, 65, of rural Hastings died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1995, at her home.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Matya officiating. Burial will be in Harvard Cemetery at Harvard. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Heifner was born April 1, 1930, to Winslow and Zola (Ritter) Aumiller in Selden, Kan. She married Augustine Kaus. He died in 1971. Later in 1971, she married Paul Heifner. They lived in the rural Hastings and Harvard areas.
She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church.
Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Donna Soneson of Hastings; four sons, Andrew Kaus and John Heifner, both of Hastings, Michael Heifner of Joplin, Mo., and Patrick Heifner of Bloomington, Ind.; one sister, Lona Parker of Dodge City, Kan.; two brothers, Dwight Aumiller and Carroll Aumiller, both of Harvard; and five grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
A memorial has been established.

Rex E. Averill
Hastings resident Rex E. Averill, 82, of 16 Kingston Drive died Thursday, Nov. 9, 1995, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings at a later date. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Averill was born March 30, 1913, to Lewis S. and Jane (Gregg) Averill at Harvard. He graduated from Harvard High School in 1931. He served one year in Civilian Conservation Corps. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and Military Police during World War II in the European Theatre attached to 3rd Army. For 17 years he was a truck driver and produce buyer. He was employed by Hastings Utilities from 1955 to 1978. He married Caroline E. Fagan May 27, 1935. She preceded him in death. On June 3, 1960, he married Ruth E. Rhodes.
He was a member of Methodist Church, Eagles, Military Order of the Cooties and a life member of both the VFW and DAV. He was past commander of the VFW.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Kay Enderle of Lincoln and Patricia Butterfield of St. Charles, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Linda Osten and Dorothy Elliot, both of Lincoln; two stepsons, Gary Dale Rhodes of Las Vegas, Nev., and Donald Lee Rhodes of Clarks; and two sisters, Orpha Curtis of Hastings and Genevieve Hart of North Platte.
He also was preceded in death by three sisters and several brothers.

Curtis L. Bargen
Superior resident Curtis Lee Bargen, 36, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 1995, near Hardy.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hardy with the Rev. Robert L. Hoeft officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Mr. Bargen was born May 15, 1959, to Carl A. Jr. and Theora (Sperry) Bargen in Superior. He graduated from Superior High School. On Sept. 27, 1975, he married Janet Bockholdt in Belleville, Kan.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hardy and the Eagles Lodge No. 3101 and Red Caps, both in Superior. He also was an honorary FFA member of the Superior Chapter.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Matt and Jason, both of Superior; one daughter, Casey Bargen of Superior; his mother of Superior; and four brothers, Lynn of McCook, Kevin of Hebron and Lonnie and Kent, both of Superior.
He was preceded in death by his father and an infant son, Mason.
Memorials may be sent to the family at 908 N. Commercial, Superior, NE 68978.

Donald L. Bienhoff
Hastings resident Donald L. Bienhoff, 78, of 914 E. F St. died Friday, Nov. 10, 1995 at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. The remains were cremated. Brand-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bienhoff was born Dec. 19, 1916, to Paul E. and Martha (McCune) Bienhoff in Glenvil. He graduated from Clay Center High School in 1935 and farmed in the Fairfield-Glenvil area until retiring in 1984. He married Barbara Brehm Oct. 17, 1943.
He was a member of the Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church and served as an elder for many years.
Survivors are his wife; a son, Paul, of Evanston, Wyo.; three daughters, Mary Sue Harvey of Plano, Texas, Julianne Geraghty of Dubuque, Iowa, and Sarajane Smith of Chandler, Ariz.; a brother, Ralph, of San Diego; a sister, Josephine Rehm of Crete; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Memorials may be directed to the Manna Resort Christian Camp in care of the Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 187, Fairfield, Neb. 68938.

Nelle E. Dill
Belvidere resident Nelle E. Dill, 98, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995, in Hebron.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at United Church of Christ in Belvidere with the Rev. Don Studley officiating. Burial will be in Belvidere City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Price Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dill was born Feb. 18, 1897, in Belvidere.
Survivors are two sons, Jack of Lakewood, Colo., and Bob of Belvidere; four daughters, Jean Anderson of Garland, Texas, Joanne Messman of Bruning, Carol Lehmkuhl of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Barbara Beechner of Kearney; five sisters, Grace Phelps of Wichita, Kan., and Maud Young, Muriel Williamson, Frances Trumble and Sue Trumble, all of Belvidere; 16 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to United Church of Christ.

Roy F. Most
Geneva resident Roy F. Most, 93, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995, in Geneva.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ohiowa with the Revs. Les and Bonnie Larsen officiating. Burial will be in Ohiowa Public Cemetery. Visitation is at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva.
Mr. Most was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Survivors are his wife, Velma; two sons, Verlin of Geneva and Gaylen of Lincoln; one brother, Jess of Ohiowa; one sister, Hazel Strope of Geneva; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church.

Wanda C. Schultz
Former Nelson resident Wanda C. (Gharring) Schultz, 74, of Lincoln died Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ in Nelson with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson.
Mrs. Schultz was born Feb. 26, 1921, to Alfred Zabounty and Aletha Golda (Morehead) Gharring near Nelson. She attended Pleasant View District country school. She graduated from Nelson High School in 1939. On May 25, 1939, she married Gerald H. Schultz. She also lived in Superior and Lincoln.
She was a member of Presbyterian Church, American Legion Auxiliary and past member of Rebekah Lodge, all of Nelson.
Survivors are two daughters, Carolyn Drohman of Nelson and Marilyn Carlson of Lincoln; one son, Gerry of Rock Springs, Wyo.; one brother, Ivan Gharring of Nelson; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the family at 7125 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln, NE 68516.

Marie M. Walker
Former Hastings resident Marie M. (Doyen) Walker, 80, of Silver Lake, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995, at Rossville Nursing Home in Silver Lake.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral Home.
Mrs. Walker was born Nov. 26, 1914, to Carl and Minnie (Shafer) Doyen in Macon. On March 28, 1937, she married Dale William Walker. He died in 1984. She lived in Hastings more than 50 years. She worked at Mode-O-Day.
She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Hastings, VFW Auxiliary No. 1346 of which she was past secretary, and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a Gold Star Sister in both the VFW and American Legion auxiliaries.
Survivors are one daughter, Karen Buscher of Silver Lake; three sisters, Elsie Allen, Dorothy McMullen and Viola Kreinheder, all of Hastings; one brother, Lorance Doyen of Hastings; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers.
A memorial will be established.

Leona M. Johnson
Former Hastings resident Leona M. (Buss) Johnson, 75, of East View Court in Minden died Sunday, Nov. 12, 1995, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Donald Boeschen officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Johnson was born March 2, 1920, to Carl F. and Tina (Goos) Buss in Ayr. On Dec. 3, 1945, she married Warren K. Johnson. She worked in food service at Hastings Regional Center. She retired in 1982. Her husband died Feb. 19, 1989. She lived in Hastings most of her life, moving to Minden in March.
She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and Lutheran Women's Missionary League.
Survivors are one daughter, Jayne R. Hoban of Heartwell; one son, Randy of Pittsburg, Calif.; four sisters, Lucille Jensen and Verlene True, both of Hastings, Ardelle Holltorf of Lincoln and Vicky Watts of Omaha; one brother, Waldeen "Bud" Buss of Kensington, Calif.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by one sister.


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