Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Theodore 'Ted' Albers
Former Campbell resident Theodore J. "Ted" Albers, 92, of Twin Falls, Idaho, died Monday, July 21, 1997, at Rock Creek Rehabilitation and Medical Center in Twin Falls following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls with the Rev. Jerry Kester officiating. Visitation with family is from 6-8 p.m. today at Reynolds Funeral Home in Twin Falls.

Mr. Albers was born Dec. 31, 1904, to F.G. and Martha (Hansel) Albers in Pickrell. He grew up and attended schools in the Campbell area. He was the town drayman and worked at the flour mill and Campbell Grain Elevator before establishing his own trucking business. On Sept. 9, 1926, he married Florence Golter in Campbell. In January 1957 they moved to Twin Falls. He worked for the Twin Falls School District until retiring at 65. He later went to work for Twin Falls Bank and Trust Co. He retired a second time after 10 years. His wife preceded him in death.

Survivors are one daughter, Beverly Gemar of Twin Falls; three sons, Jerry of Campbell, Burnell of Greer, S.C., and Dennis of Hollister, Idaho; one brother, Herbert Sr. of Idaho Springs, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by one sister.

Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice in care of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1142, Twin Falls, ID 83303.
 

Thelma I. Harwick
Hastings resident Thelma I. (Studebaker) Harwick, 92, died Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Arthur Schakat officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery at Omaha with the Rev. Greg Ubben officiating.

Mrs. Harwick was born March 29, 1905, to Enoch H. and Mary (Eby) Studebaker in Copemish, Mich. She graduated from high school in Summerfield, Kan. She attended Emporia (Kan.) State Teacher College. She taught rural school in Marshall County, Kan., for one year. On Aug. 29, 1925, she married Adrian A. Harwick. They lived in rural Pawnee County. In 1936 they moved to Omaha. Her husband died in 1967. She worked in the Omaha offices of Polk Publishing Co. She retired in 1975. In 1978 she moved to Good Samaritan Village in Hastings.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Omaha where she sang in the choir and supplied flowers for the Sunday morning worship service.

Survivors are one daughter, Beverly Schrag of Madison, Wis.; one son, Robert of Hastings; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, Norman and Keith.

Memorials may be given to Grace Baptist Church in Omaha.
 

Erma L. Bruntz
Former Heartwell resident Erma L. (Hahlweg) Bruntz, 89, of Reno, Nev., died Thursday, July 17, 1997, at Washoe Medical Hospital in Reno.
There were no services. Ross-Burke-Knobel Mortuary of Reno was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bruntz was born Feb. 28, 1908, to Charles and Lena (Lange) Hahlweg in Heartwell. She married Henry Bruntz. He preceded her in death.

Survivors are one daughter, Shirley O'Donnell of Reno; two sisters, Margie Faber and Alma Juggert, both of Hastings; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Marlene Downs.
 

Helyn M. Kamin
Former Hastings resident Helyn M. Kamin, 83, died Friday, July 25, 1997, at Community Care of Blue Hill.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings.

Miss Kamin was born April 19, 1914, to Rudolph and Katie (Macher) Kamin in Hastings. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School. She later moved to Lincoln where she worked on the administrative staff at First Mid America for many years. In 1987 she returned to Hastings.

She was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one sister, Marguerite Mulder of Campbell.

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

Memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
 

Clarence W. Koerwitz
Deshler resident Clarence W. Koerwitz, 78, died Thursday, July 24, 1997, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler with the Rev. Bruce W. Berggren officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9-11 a.m. Monday at Price Funeral Home in Hebron and noon until services Monday at the church.

Mr. Koerwitz was born Jan. 3, 1919, to August and Christina (Cooper) Koerwitz in rural Deshler. He joined the U.S. Army at 18. During World Ward II, he received the American Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal. He played professional baseball for the Portland Bears for six months and managed a service station in Deshler for Rossmiller Oil Co. He worked for Pool-Brokaw Repair in Hebron for four years and for Superior-Deshler Propane for 29 years. He moved to Parkview Haven in Deshler in March.

He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. He was an active member of Halfman American Legion Post No. 352 of Deshler where he called bingo for many years.

Survivors are his wife, Evelyn; one daughter, Deanna Holtzen of Deshler; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Clayton 'Dale' Hoffman
Former Harvard resident Clayton "Dale" Hoffman, 62, of Atlanta, Ga., died Sunday, July 27, 1997, in Atlanta.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harvard United Church of Christ with the Rev. Stanley Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Harvard Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard.

Mr. Hoffman was born Sept. 8, 1934, to Lester and Mildred (Reutzel) Hoffman in Harvard. He graduated from Harvard High School. On Sept. 7, 1980, he married Faye Porter. They lived in Atlanta.

Survivors are his wife; three stepsons, Wayne Porter of Tampa, Fla., Matt Porter of Dallas and Burt Porter of Gainesville, Fla.; his father and stepmother, Lester and Bertha Hoffman of Harvard; and one brother, Donald of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

William J. Mumm
Chester resident William J. Mumm, 70, died Sunday, July 27, 1997, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Chester with the Rev. T.J. Fraser officiating. Burial will be in Chester Cemetery with military rites provided by American Legion Post No. 317 of Hubbell. Visitation is until 9:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Belleville, Kan.

Mr. Mumm was born March 19, 1927, to Elijah and Alice (Hunt) Mumm in rural Republic County, Kan. He was a farmer and a long-time rural Chester resident. He served during World War II.

He was a member of United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No. 317.

Survivors are his wife, Virleen; three sons, Bradley of San Antonio, Texas, Timothy of Beatrice and Scotty of Hubbell; two brothers, Ronald of Chester and Meredith of Hebron; one sister, Iris Larkins of Chester; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

Mark B. Preister
Former Hastings resident Mark Burt Preister, 76, of Grants Pass, Ore., died Friday, July 25, 1997, at Three Rivers Community Hospital's Dimmick Campus.
Rosary is 10:30 a.m. and services are 11 a.m., both Wednesday at Slawson's Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home in Grants Pass with the Rev. Todd Molinari officiating. Private cremation rites will follow. Visitation is 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Preister was born March 29, 1921, to Henry and Cecelia Preister in Columbus. He attended school in St. Bernard before working on the family farm. He later worked at a meat packing plant in Omaha before moving to Hastings. He was a baker at Metz Bakery for 10 years. On July 15, 1972, he married Doris L. Javins in Hastings. In 1987 they moved to Grants Pass.

He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and the Eagles Lodge in Nebraska.

Survivors are his wife; three sons, Dennis and Wayne, both of Harlan, Iowa, and Jim of Hastings; two daughters, Sharon Christenson of Omaha and Sue Holmes of Bellevue; five stepsons, Michael Javins of Glide, Ore., Joseph Javins of Grants Pass, Daniel Javins of Kearney, Paul Javins of Milwaukee, Wis., and Timothy Javins of Lemoore, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Mary Ann Holman of Elmira, Ore.; one brother, Victor of Columbus; two sisters, Irene Clark and Esther Zuerlin, both of Columbus; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by seven siblings.

Memorials may be given to St. Anne Catholic School, 1131 NE 10th, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
 

Robert J. Yost
Rural Edgar resident Robert John Yost, 48, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, as the result of a car-train accident near Dorchester.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora with the Revs. Barry McCormick and Gil Rugh officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Yost was born Feb. 26, 1949, to Vernon and June (Statz) Yost in Hastings. He attended Ong Public School and graduated from Sutton High School in 1967. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in ag engineering. He was a farmer and raised and bred cattle in the rural Edgar area. He also had an ag engineering consultant firm. On Sept. 16, 1972, he married Donna K. Janzen in Henderson.

He was a member of Stockham Community Church, where he was a deacon and past Sunday school teacher. He was member of the Nebraska Polled Hereford Association, American Hereford Association, Nebraska Cattleman's Association and Nebraska Corn Growers Association. He was a 4-H leader and youth basketball coach. He served on the Nebraska Resource Commission and Little Blue Natural Resources District Board of Directors.

Survivors are his wife and three sons, Eric, Kyle and Jonathan; his parents of rural Edgar; and one brother, Richard of Geneva.

Memorials may be given to Stockham Community Church or the Robert J. Yost Scholarship Fund for engineering students in care of the family, Rural Route 1, Box 67, Edgar, NE 68935.
 

Esther K. Nelson
Minden resident Esther Katherine (Peterson) Nelson, 96, died Sunday, July 27, 1997, at Kearney County Community Hospital in Minden.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Layton Funeral Home chapel in Minden with the Rev. Ed Treat officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Nelson was born July 26, 1901, to Fred O. and Elizabeth (Tate) Peterson near Norman in Kearney County. On June 21, 1922, she married Victor Arnold Nelson in Hastings. They lived on farms in different locations in Kearney County. In 1953 they moved into Minden. In 1983 she moved to Bethany Home in Minden. Her husband died in 1985.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

Survivors are one son, Gene of Minden; one sister, Margaret Chambers of Pueblo, Colo.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by two sisters.

Helen E. Mazour

Hastings resident Helen E. Mazour, 92, of The Kensington died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Kenesaw Haven Home.

Services are pending with Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.
 

Vernon F. Brouillette
Former Hastings resident Vernon F. Brouillette, 69, of North Platte died Friday, July 25, 1997, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
Services were Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte with the Rev. Miguel Guevara officiating. Burial was in Westlawn Memorial Park in Grand Island. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home of North Platte was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brouillette was born Jan. 6, 1928, to Hector and Laura (Choquette) Brouillette in Upland. He attended school in Campbell, Upland and Roseland. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He participated in the atomic bomb testing on Bikini Atoll. On Nov. 1, 1946, he married Mildred Morrissey in Norton, Kan. They moved to Grand Island in 1950 and to North Platte in 1976. He was an operating engineer for various construction companies. Construction jobs included Harlan County Dam, Trenton Dam and Gerald Gentleman Power Plant in Sutherland.

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

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Nancy Rudy of Alma and Peggy Brouillette of Cozad; one sister, Jolene Duddeck of Hastings; four brothers, Robert of Las Vegas, Norman of Denver, Philip of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Roland of North Platte; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, one daughter and three brothers.

Memorials may be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
 

Merna L. Watson
Edgar resident Merna LuRae (Jacobsen) Watson, 71, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home chapel in Edgar with the Rev. Dennis Sylte officiating. Burial will be in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Mrs. Watson was born Sept. 12, 1925, to Walter R. and Atha Pearl (Space) Jacobsen on a farm near Minden. She graduated from Edgar High School in 1943. She taught school for three years. In 1945 she married Vern Watson at the Christian Church in Edgar. They lived on a farm near Fairfield. In 1988 they moved to Edgar.

She was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church where she was organist for more than 35 years and sang at special events with her brothers. She was a Girl Scout leader and participated in scouting for 30 years. She also worked with Lutheran Brotherhood Clay Fillmore Branch No. 8544 for a number of years.

Survivors are her husband; two sons, Marlan of Superior and Alan of rural Fairfield; two daughters, Sharlotte Fluty of Goddard, Kan., and Sharalin Wilson of Plattsmouth; one sister, Fern Carlson of Denver; three brothers, Howard Jacobsen of Alexandria, Va., Donald Jacobsen of Reno, Nev., and Maurice Jacobsen of Lincoln; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, one brother and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to St. James Lutheran Church or Edgar Rescue Fund.
 

Helen E. Mazour
Hastings resident Helen E. Mazour, 92, of The Kensington died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Kenesaw Haven Home.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John McCabe officiating. Burial will be in St. Martin (Loucky) Cemetery west of Deweese. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until rosary Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mazour was born Dec. 22, 1904, to Anton and Henrietta (Ondra) Faimon in Spring Ranch. On Nov. 3, 1925, she married Edward J. Mazour. They farmed near Deweese. In 1975 they moved to Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. Her husband died June 27, 1976. In 1994 she moved to The Kensington.

She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and its Altar Society and South Central Nebraska Czech Society. She was choir director for Our Lady of Assumption Church in Deweese for many years. She was a volunteer at Good Samaritan Village and a pink lady at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. She worked on the election board in Clay County.

Survivors are one sister, Rose Gilsdorf of Hastings; one brother, Joseph Faimon of Old Hickory, Tenn.

She also was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Lucille Fraser
Former Bladen resident Lucille (Richison) Fraser, 91, of Harvard Rest Haven died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Barbara L. Spangler officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery at Bladen.

Mrs. Fraser was born July 5, 1906, to Robert and Anna (Lutz) Richison in Bladen. She attended rural Patterson School in Webster County. On Aug. 24, 1928, she married Howard Leroy Fraser. They farmed in the Bladen area. In 1967 they moved to Hastings. Her husband died Dec. 20, 1969.

Survivors are two daughters, Darlene Engel of Blue Hill and Joyce Mefford of Hastings; one son, Terry Fraser of Hastings; one brother, Truman Richison of Bladen; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Ross L. Ross
Former Upland resident Ross L. Ross, 51, of Santa Barbara, Calif., died Thursday, July 3, 1997, in Oregon City, Ore., from an aortic aneurysm.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Monday at Upland United Methodist Church with the Revs. Manick Samuel and Ronald Roemmich officiating. Layton Funeral Home of Minden is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ross was born Dec. 17, 1945, to Clarence E. and Urva Lou (Prusia) Ross in Minden. He grew up in the Franklin and Upland areas. He graduated from Upland High School in 1964. He attended Kearney State College. He was a general contractor. He moved to California 18 years ago. He was a laborer.

Survivors are his mother, Urva Lou Frerichs of Kearney; one sister, Connie Jorgensen of Minden; and one brother, Thomas Frerichs of Troy, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his father; and his stepfather, Fritz Frerichs.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.


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