Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Anna 'Ann' Goedert
Former Roseland resident Anna Belle "Ann" (Mousel) Goedert, 95, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Rosary is 9:30 a.m. and services are at 10 a.m., both Wednesday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland with the Revs. Thomas Au and David Bourek officiating. Burial will be in Roseland Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings.

Mrs. Goedert was born May 1, 1902, to Charles and Frances (Beiriger) Mousel in Assumption. On Nov. 9, 1927, she married Jake N. Goedert in Roseland. He died June 5, 1979. She was a homemaker. She also was employed at Clarke Hotel in Hastings for a number of years. She moved to Good Samaritan Village five years ago.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its Altar Society, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and Senior Citizen Group of Roseland.

Survivors are three daughters, Betty Kort of Roseland, Patricia "Pat" Linder of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bonita "Bonnie" Peterson of Hastings; one son, William "Bill" of Mesa, Ariz.; three sisters, Nettie Streff of Orleans, Julie Walsh of Hastings and Dolores Niemczyk of St. Charles, Ill.; one brother, Len Mousel of Elgin, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to Sacred Heart Church Window Fund.
 
 

Lyle K. Park
Hastings resident Lyle K. Park, 90, of 819 N. Baltimore Ave. died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Sam Rathod officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Park was born Sept. 20, 1906, to Harvey R. and Phebe C. (Wolford) Park in Bruning. He graduated from Bruning High School. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. On Feb. 16, 1929, he married Mary E. West. He was a finish carpenter in the Hastings area for many years until suffering a paralyzing stroke at the age of 66. He moved to GSV Perkins Pavilion two years ago.

He was a member of Methodist Church in Bruning. He later transferred his membership to First United Methodist Church in Hastings where he was a 50-year member. He was a 50-year member of United Brotherhood Carpenters Union.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Kathleen Walling of Farmington, N.M.; one son, Loyal of Lincoln; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, one half brother and one half sister.

Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church. 
 
 

Carl G. Starkey
Central City resident Carl George Starkey, 72, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, in Lincoln.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Solt Funeral Home chapel in Central City. Burial will be in Spalding Cemetery at a later date.

Survivors are his wife; four sons; two daughters, including Mary Margritz of Hastings; three brothers; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City.
 
 

Delmar N. Hesman
Blue Hill resident Delmar N. Hesman, 73, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, in Hastings.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. John Vincent officiating. Burial will be in Blue Hill Catholic Cemetery. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hesman was born June 3, 1924, to John and Pauline (Stichka) Hesman in Pauline. On Oct. 28, 1947, he married Agnes Pavelka. She died April 22, 1977. He farmed and lived in the Blue Hill area. He also worked with various auctioneers since the 1960s. In 1 980 he graduated from the College of Auctioneers in Mason City, Iowa. He was associated with Old Bank Antiques in Hastings.

Survivors are four sons, Gary and Nathan, both of Hastings, and Steve and Ryan, both of Blue Hill; one brother, Elmer of Hastings; two sisters, Mildred Haba and Wilma Pavelka, both of Hastings; and four grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
 
 

Bess A. Patton
Hastings resident Bess A. (Hoydar) Patton, 97, of 1101 E. Fifth St. died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, at her home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield with Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Patton was born May 8, 1900, to Albert Frank and Frances (Peshek) Hoydar on a farm north of Fairfield. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1917. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She taught rural school at Union and West Buffalo in Clay County for several years. On Sept. 7, 1920, she married Gaylord T. Patton. They owned Patton's Jewelry in Fairfield. She was Fairfield City Clerk for 17 years. Her husband died Nov. 10, 1958. In 1989 she moved to Hastings to live with her daughter .

She was a member of Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church. She was a charter member of the American Legion No. 256 Auxiliary of Fairfield and a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors are one daughter, Shirley Potter of Hastings; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by an infant son and one brother.

Memorials may be given to the family or Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church.
 

Delmar N. Hesman
Monday, Aug. 18, 1997
Blue Hill resident Delmar N. Hesman, 73, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, in Hastings.
 

Vera M. Harms
Former Glenvil resident Vera M. (Smith) Harms, 85, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, at St. Johns Good Samaritan Center in Kearney.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil with the Rev. Tim Wiggins officiating. Burial will be in Glenvil Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Mrs. Harms was born May 27, 1912, to Charles M. and Augusta (Stumpenhorst) Smith in Ayr. She graduated from Red Cloud High School. On Feb. 28, 1934, she married Henry E. Harms in Blue Hill. He died Nov. 7, 1994. She was a homemaker. She moved to Kearney fr om Glenvil in 1986.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and several of its groups and circles.

Survivors are two sons, Rodger of Kenesaw and Donald of Cherokee, Iowa; two daughters, Shirley Barkus of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mary Edmunds of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or American Kidney Foundation.
 
 

Robert H. Werth
Minden resident Robert H. Werth, 65, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, at his home.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Minden with the Rev. Donald Becker officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 pm. and 7-8 p.m. today at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

Mr. Werth was born Nov. 26, 1931, to George and Hazel (Weedlun) Werth in Minden. He graduated from Minden High School in 1949. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural College. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1951-57. On Aug. 3 0, 1953, he married Nancy Brown. In 1955 they moved to a farm near Minden. They also raised cattle.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Jeff of Minneapolis, Minn.; one daughter, Susan Catt of Lincoln; his mother of Minden; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, an infant brother and an infant sister.
 
 

Monty Covey
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997
Former Republican City resident Monty Covey, 47, of Holdrege died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.
 

Inez V. Lichty
Carleton resident Inez V. (Brammeier) Lichty, 101, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, at Parkview Haven Rest Home in Deshler.
Memorial services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Church of the Brethren in Carleton with the Rev. Jim Hubble officiating. Her remains were cremated. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be in Bethel Cemetery at a later date. Price Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lichty was born March 1, 1896, to Reuben and Mable Brammeier in rural Davenport. She married Robert Lichty. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a teacher.

She is survived by one son, Robert Jr. of rural Davenport.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Dean and Eugene; and one sister.

Memorials may be given to Bethel Church of the Brethren.
 

Helen K. Eisele
Juniata resident Helen K. (Hummel) Eisele, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at Haven Home in Kenesaw.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Thomas Murray officiating. Burial will be in Juniata Cemetery at Juniata.

Mrs. Eisele was born June 28, 1917, to George and Hansena (Christensen) Hummel in Westfield, Iowa. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1933. On May 1, 1942, she married Chester M. Eisele in Juniata. He died Aug. 8, 1993. She worked in food service for Hastings College and Adams Central Junior-Senior High School until retiring. She lived in the Juniata and Roseland areas all her married life.

She was a member of Juniata Community Church.

Survivors are two daughters, Janice Weber of Roseland and Dorothy "Dot" Kulhanek of Hastings; one son, Steven R. of Juniata; one brother, William Hummel of Lincoln; two sisters, Annie Schultze of Kalispell, Mont., and Edith Secor of Chico, Calif.; five gra ndchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Charles R.; three sisters and three brothers.

Memorials may be given to Juniata Community Church or the family's choice.
 

Eva D. Tucker
Former Harvard resident Eva D. Tucker, 91, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997, at Community Care Center in Milford.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Harvard with the Rev. Dr. Hal Smith officiating. Burial will be in Harvard Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Tucker was born Aug. 24, 1905, to Robert and Ella (Dean) Stratton in Brashear, Mo. She moved to Red Cloud with her family in 1910. She taught school in Inavale and Alma. In 1943 she moved to Harvard. She worked at McPeck Cleaners in Harvard for 25 yea rs. She retired in 1971. In 1989 she moved to Milford.

Survivors are one daughter, June Tucker of Milford; one son, Ron of Milford; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Marilyn and Illa; and two sons, Douglas and Harold.

Memorials may be given to Community Care Center in Milford.
 

Bertha D. Kleen
Franklin resident Bertha D. (Dallmann) Kleen, 81, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997, at Bethany Home in Minden.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Franklin United Methodist Church in Franklin with the Rev. Dean R. Joy officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hutchins Fu neral Home in Franklin and 9:30 a.m. until services Monday at the church.

Mrs. Kleen was born April 2, 1916, to Fred and Fakie (Blank) Dallmann on a farm northeast of Macon. She attended School District 25. On May 2, 1937, she married Alfred Kleen at her parents' home northeast of Macon. In 1968 they moved to Franklin. She was a cook at Franklin County Memorial Hospital for 12 years.

She was a member of Franklin United Methodist Church and its Quilters Club.

Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Carolynn Hendrickson of Minden; one son, Gaylord of Bloomington; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter and one sister.
 

Birdean K. Dygert
Blue Hill resident Birdean K. (Kennel) Dygert, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Beaver Crossing United Methodist Church in Beaver Crossing with the Revs. Baldeo Singh and Kelley Karges officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Crossing Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Lauber-Moore Funeral H ome in Friend and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Dygert was born Nov. 24, 1911, to Christopher and Elizabeth (Ernst) Kennel in Beaver Crossing. On Oct. 11, 1930, she married Dennis Dygert in Lincoln. They lived in Beaver Crossing, Cordova and Exeter before moving to Friend in 1975. She worked at Bet hesda Care Center in Exeter and Friend Annex in Friend. In 1983 they moved to West Gate Manor in Blue Hill. Her husband died in 1988. She moved to Community Care of Blue Hill in July.

She was a former member of United Methodist Church in both Cowles and Exeter.

Survivors are four daughters, Shirley McCallum of Blue Hill, Norene Broz of Haysville, Kan., and Nancy Stroauss and Cindy Anderson, both of Lincoln; one son, Robert of Hastings; two sisters, Marguerite Doremus of Geneva and Kathleen Green of Lincoln; 16 gr andchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Richard; three brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.
 

B. Maurine Zuellner
Campbell resident Beverly Maurine (Lindgren) Zuellner, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Campbell with the Revs. Bill Caughey and Donald Becker officiating. Burial will be in Presbyterian Cemetery at Campbell. Campbell Funeral Home of Campbell is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Zuellner was born May 3, 1922, to Herman and Bessie (Orndorff) Lindgren in Beecher Island, Colo. She graduated from Armel High School in 1940. She taught in rural schools in Colorado for four years and in Nebraska for one year. In 1946 she moved to Ca mpbell. On Sept. 1, 1949, she married Douglas Zuellner in Campbell. She was the town librarian for many years, retiring a year ago.

She was a member of Homemakers of Tomorrow, South Platte United Chambers of Commerce, Campbell Chamber of Commerce, Campbell Kitchen Kids, Sod House Society, Cameo's Cast Iron Seat Club, Lutheran Women's Missionary League, of which she was secretary, Ameri can Legion Auxiliary, and Franklin County Historical Society. She was a past president of District No. 10 American Legion Auxiliary. She was involved in 4-H Harmony Hustlers Club. She taught Sunday school and catechism for many years and vacation Bible sc hool.

Survivors are her husband; one son, Joel of Campbell; four daughters, Judy Menke of Lawrence, Janice Lowry of Stuttgart, Germany, Jennifer Andrews of Salina, Kan., and Jocelyn Rundle of Hastings; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
 

Nellie Madsen
Hastings resident Nellie Madsen, 89, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.
Private graveside services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Eaton Cemetery at Heartwell with the Rev. Carl Utley officiating. Memorial services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home with Utley officiating. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funera l home.

Miss Madsen was born Feb. 29, 1908, to Mads and Anna (Oline) Madsen south of Heartwell in Kearney County. She attended Heartwell High School. She was a licensed practical nurse at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., for 13 years. She retired in 1973. In 1 975 she moved to Hastings.

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

Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church Renovation Fund.
 

Harold 'Chris' Christensen
Red Cloud resident Harold "Chris" Christensen, 64, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Alvin E. Trucano officiating. Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Louisville Cemetery in Louisville, Colo. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in char ge of arrangements.

Mr. Christensen was born May 19, 1933, to Alfred and Leona (Hensleigh) Christensen in Nuckolls County. He graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1952. He continued to live in Red Cloud where he worked for the J.C. Penney Co. He served in the U.S. Army fro m 1955-57. On April 22, 1956, he married Patricia L. Bruner in Red Cloud. After his discharge from the Army he and his wife moved to Omaha where he continued to work for J.C. Penney. They later moved to Fremont. He worked for Omar Bakery Co. In 1967 they m oved to Dennison, Iowa. He worked for Dennison Office Equipment. He later started his own office equipment company, B.E.S. He sold the company in 1976. He and his wife moved to Lafayette, Colo. He worked for Life Care Inc. In 1981 he was transferred to Sea ttle, Wash., and in 1989 to Boulder, Colo. He retired in 1993 and he and his wife moved to Red Cloud.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Red Cloud Masonic Lodge No. 53, A.F. & A.M., Order of the Eastern Star, Tehama Shrine Temple and Foot Patrol Unit and American Legion Post No. 238. He was a board member of Red Cloud Elm Street Center.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Kelly Huck of Longmont, Colo., and Tammy Baker of Kirkland, Wash.; two sons, Curtis of Bellevue, Wash., and Chris of Broomfield, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, David; one sister and two brothers.
 

Ralph A. Miller
Former Adams County resident Ralph A. Miller, 73, of Omaha died Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997, at Midlands Hospital in Papillion.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Cemetery at Omaha. Visitation is one-half hour prior to services at the church. Kahler-Dolce Mortuary of Papillion is in charge of ar rangements.

Mr. Miller was born June 1, 1924, to Alfred and Angeline (Hoffman) Miller in Kenesaw. He was a retired electrician. He was preceded in death by his wife, Regina.

He was a ham radio operator.

Survivors are two daughters, Patricia Iske of Gretna and Jane Marie Wilhelm of Lincoln; four sisters, Joyce Schlacter, Vonn Managers and Phyllis Hahne, all of Hastings, and Carol Lantz of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; two brothers, Ray of Grand Island and Wayne o f Hastings; and two grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers.

Memorials may be given to Springfield Library in Springfield.
 

Pauline A. Elliott
Hastings resident Pauline Agnes (Willson) Elliott, 90, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church chapel with the Rev. Carl Utley officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery at Rosedale. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and 10 a.m. until services Wednesday at t he church. Williams Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Elliott was born Feb. 14, 1907, to George and Dora (Anderson) Willson in Blue Hill. On June 15, 1934, she married David Elliott. He preceded her in death. She was an elementary teacher in Prosser, Sandy Creek and Glenvil. She retired in 1972.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are two daughters, Kathy Kile of Superior and Sue Elliott of Olympia, Wash.; three sisters, Eunice Weingart of Hastings, Mary Noftsger of Kinston, N.C., and Marjorie Lockhardt of Bladen; and two grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one sister.
 

Ruth H. Hultine
Former rural Clay Center resident Ruth H. Hultine, 82, of Aurora died Sunday, Aug. 24, 1997, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Sutton with the Rev. Arthur H. Schmitt officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery at Clay Center. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hultine was born Jan. 16, 1915, to Ward and Henrietta (Bartlett) Hartzell on a farm north of Harvard in Hamilton County. She graduated from Harvard High School in 1932. On March 17, 1936, she married Mervin W. Hultine in Hastings. They farmed northeas t of Clay Center. Her husband died in April 12, 1997.

She was a member of Saron Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saronville until its closing. She transferred her membership to Zion Lutheran Church in Sutton.

Survivors are one daughter, Nancy Krieser of Boulder, Colo.; two sons, Richard of Temple City, Calif., and Don of Harvard; three sisters, Dorothy Happold of Aurora, Arlene Palich of Giltner and Lepha Warrick of Fremont; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandch ildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or the family.


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