Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Donald W. 'Bud' Chisholm
Former Franklin resident Donald W. "Bud" Chisholm, 88, of Denver died Wednesday Sept. 10, 1997, at Hospice of Metro Denver Care Center in Aurora, Colo.
Memorial services were Saturday at Fairmont Mortuary Chapel in Denver. His remains were cremated. Additional memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Franklin with the Rev. Dean R. Joy officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin. Hutchins Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Chisholm was born March 7, 1909, to William and Alice (Bailey) Chisholm on a farm north of Bloomington. He moved with his family to Ash Grove. He attended school in Ash Grove through the eighth grade. On June 11, 1929, he married Minnie Folkers. They farmed in the Ash Grove area until 1970 when a stroke took him off the farm. They built a home in Franklin. His wife died Aug. 30, 1993. In 1995 he moved to Denver to live with his daughter.

Survivors are two sons, Dorwin of Morgantown, Pa., and Leon of Lakewood, Colo.; one daughter, Yvonne Sengenberger of Denver; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter, LaDonna; one brother and three sisters.
 

Clarence L. Lampe
Salina, Kan., resident Clarence L. Lampe, 63, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at his home.
Services were Monday at United Methodist Church in St. Francis, Kan. Burial was in St. Francis.

Survivors are his wife; three sons; two brothers; one sister, Elaine Consbruck of Hastings; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the family in care of Larry Lampe, 2128 Nottingham, Salina, KS 67401.
 

Helen L. Kroll
Monday, Sept. 15, 1997
Hastings resident Helen L. (Woodward) Kroll, 70, of 311 W. 14th St. died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. 
 

Vernon D. Mechsner
Red Cloud resident Vernon D. Mechsner, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Webster County Hospital in Red Cloud.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Joan McGregor officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery.

Mr. Mechsner was born Aug. 17, 1926, to Frank and Agnes (Brown) Mechsner in Esbon, Kan. He graduated from Esbon High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He returned to Jewell County, Kan., where he farmed north of Esbon. He later moved to Hastings where he lived for a short time. In 1956 he moved to Denver. In May 1959 he married Kathryn V. Simonson. In 1960 he returned to the farm north of Esbon. His wife died April 14, 1985. On May 18, 1990, he married Phyllis (Patten) Pickel. They lived in Red Cloud.

He was a member of the Christian Church in Smith Center, Kan., and Esbon American Legion Post.

Survivors are his wife; one stepson, Ron Pickel of Elm Creek; two stepdaughters, Brenda Kohler of Beloit, Kan., and Kay Minnick of Riverton; one brother, Ivan of Esbon; eight stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers.

Memorials may be given to Smith Center Christian Church.
 

William Schonscheck
Harvard resident William E. Schonscheck, 87, of Harvard Rest Haven died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Memorial services will be at a later date. His remains were cremated. There will be no visitation or viewing. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Schonscheck was born June 24, 1910, to Charles Frederick and Elizabeth (Baumgartner) Schonscheck in Robertsdale, Ind. On June 12, 1937, he married Irene Sabo. He did machine maintenance for Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Trenton, Mich. His wife died July 13, 1993. In 1993 he moved to Hastings from Ecorse, Mich.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 170 A.F. & A.M. in Wyandotte, Mich.

Survivors are three sons, Ronald of Conifer, Colo., Larry of Detroit and Thomas of Saronville; one sister, Loraine Poliksa of Wyandotte; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska, 8301 West Center Road No. 210, Omaha, NE 68124.
 

Charlotte E. Krueger
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997
Columbus resident Charlotte E. (Trofholz) Krueger, 72, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at her home.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Columbus. Burial will be in Baptist Cemetery in rural Platte Center. McKown Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three daughters; three sons, including LeRoy Jr. of Hastings; two sisters; three brothers; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice or Platte Center Baptist Cemetery Maintenance.
 

William G. Parr
Former Minden resident William Grant Parr, 83, of Stonington, Conn., died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at Westerly Hospital in Westerly, R.I.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Manick Samuel officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Monday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

Mr. Parr was born Nov. 15, 1913, to Vergil David and Julia Lucelia Parr in Palacios, Texas. He moved with his family to Minden at age 5. He graduated from Minden High School in 1931. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University. He transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in journalism. He was night editor for the Lincoln Journal Star while completing his bachelor's degree. He graduated from Columbia School of Journalism in New York City in 1939 with a master's degree in journalism. He moved to Cairo, Egypt, where he taught at American University. During World War II he worked for NBC covering news in Cairo and later Rome and Vienna. At the same time he was correspondent to the New York Times for the Middle East. He broadcast regularly for NBC throughout the war. He was correspondent for the Egyptian Press at the United Nations from 1946-47. In late 1947 he joined the United States Information Agency. He served as public affairs officer in Damascus, Syria, and Hamburg, Germany. He was Information Officer in New Delhi, India, and later Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 1970 he retired. He divided his time between Cadaques, Spain, and Stonington, Conn.

Survivors are his wife, Penelope; one son, Stevens of North Stonington, Conn.; and one daughter, Julia of Surrey, United Kingdom.

Memorials may be given to Nebraska Wesleyan University or UNL.
 

Marvin A. Bonnett
Smith Center, Kan., resident Marvin Albert Bonnett, 95, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at Smith County Long Term Care in Smith Center.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Simmons Mortuary chapel in Smith Center with the Rev. Dale McCain officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Smith Center. Visitation is until services at the funeral home.

Mr. Bonnett was born Sept. 16, 1902, to Henry Jackson and Minnie Almeda (Tomlinson) Bonnett in Smith Center. On Jan. 23, 1928, he married Hilda Jane Stoner in Beloit, Kan. She died in February 1997. He was a farmer.

He was a member of United Methodist Church of Smith Center and Eagles.

Survivors are two daughters, Dorothy Palmer of Smith Center, Kan., and Bernetta Bose of Athol, Kan.; one son, Dale of Topeka, Kan.; one sister, Lola Bonnett of Smith Center, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by one son, Doyle; and one grandchild.

Memorials may be given to United Methodist Church or church of the donor's choice.
 

Karen L. Smith
Superior resident Karen Lee (Shirley) Smith, 55, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at her home.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. James Spruce officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Utica Cemetery at Utica. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith was born June 4, 1942, to Glen Lee and Lita L. (Jones) Shirley in Nebraska City. She graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1960. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. On Oct. 22, 1961, she married Leland G. Smith. She and her husband attended Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 1978-1982. She assisted her husband, who was a minister in The Church of the Nazarene in Vermillion, S.D., and Superior. She was employed by Security National Bank in Superior as a teller and later in the loan department.

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. She was a Sunday school teacher.

Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Lisa Edwards of Olathe, Kan., and Laura Simon of Superior; one sister, Kaye Reeves of Valley; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be sent to the family at 224 Collette, Superior, NE 68978.
 

Mabel J. Giles
Minden resident Mabel J. (McFarland) Giles, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at Bethany Home in Minden.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today at Layton Funeral Home chapel in Minden. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church in Minden with the Rev. James O'Connor officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Giles was born Dec. 4, 1904, to George and Augusta (Hoos) McFarland in Falls City. She moved with her family to a homestead near Ashby in 1914. On Oct. 18, 1923, she married Harry Frandsen. They owned and operated grocery stores in Oak, Ruskin, Hildreth, Belvidere and Upland. On May 11, 1946, she married Sherburne Giles. They worked at the Colorado State Hospital where she was a psychiatric technician. She retired in 1967 after 20 years of service. She moved to Hastings in 1973 and to Minden in 1982. In 1992 she moved to Bethany Home. She was preceded in death by her second husband.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church.

Survivors are one son, Larry Frandsen of Minden; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

She also was preceded in death by one sister.
 

R. Yvonne Terrill
Burr Oak, Kan., resident R. Yvonne (Clement) Terrill, 72, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at Good Samaritan Center in Superior.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church in Burr Oak with the Rev. Laura Fricker officiating. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Terrill was born March 28, 1925, to William C. and Ruby (Templin) Clement in Denver. She graduated from Mankato (Kan.) High School in 1943. On July 18, 1952, she married Keith D. Terrill in Harmony Methodist Church in Mankato. He died Oct. 5, 1990.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Burr Oak. She was active in American Legion Auxiliary and 4-H Clubs.

Survivors are three daughters, Cathy Pierce and Becky Blair, both of Mankato, and Miriam Elliott of Salina, Kan.; three brothers, Vernon Tate of Englewood, Colo., Jack Tate of New Hampshire and Bill Clement of Denver; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the family at Rural Route 2, Box 58, Mankato, KS 66956.
 

Pearl Lubken
Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997
Hastings resident Pearl (Barnes) Lubken, 86, of 709 S. Lincoln Ave. died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.

Private family services are Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lubken was born Nov. 19, 1910, to Charles and Eva (Foss) Barnes in Loup City. On Aug. 20, 1929, she married Henry A. Lubken in Neligh. They farmed in Fosston, Minn., from 1930-1951. In 1951 they moved to the Hastings area. She retired from Hastings Regional Center. Her husband died Oct. 5, 1962.

Survivors are two daughters, Priscilla Maul of Hastings and Maureen Larson of Grand Forks, N.D.; one son, Robert of Trumbull; two sisters, Ellen Jackson of Omaha and Vera Fitz of Tacoma, Wash.; one brother, Bob Barnes of Boise, Idaho; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.
 

Alex Brown
Rural Nelson resident Alex Brown, 76, died Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at his home.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ in Nelson with the Rev. Royce Buchtel officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson.

Mr. Brown was born Dec. 24, 1920, to Ora and Nelle (Coors) Brown in Walker, Mo. He graduated from Davenport High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II from 1945-46 in the Pacific Theatre. On March 17, 1945, he married Lyla McGinness in Mankato, Kan. He farmed northeast of Nelson.

He was a member of Angus Evangelical United Brethren Church and Angus Church of Christ. He served on the church board at both churches. He attended the Nelson Community United Church of Christ at the time of death. He served on the Oxbow and Nelson boards of education and the elevator board.

Survivors are his wife; six daughters, Ruth Staley and Doris Brown, both of Kearney, JoAnn Kruse of Omaha, Margaret Rasmussen of Lincoln, Martha Thompson of Hoskins and Barbara Dahlman of Atchison, Kan.; three sons, Robert of Shelton, Arnold of Nelson and Kenneth of Geneva; one sister, Norma Keldsen of Malcolm; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Memorials may be given to Nelson Community United Church of Christ in care of the family, Rural Route 2, Box 118, Nelson, NE 68961.
 

Charles F. Dyer
Former Bladen resident Charles F. "Charlie" Dyer, 80, of Lacey, Wash., died Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at Panorama Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Lacey.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Olympic Memorial Garden Cemetery in Tumwater, Wash. Bleitz Funeral Home of Seattle, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dyer was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Bladen. On Feb. 10, 1940, he married Helen Ground in Hastings. He was warehouse supervisor for Grinnell Plumbing and Wholesale Co. in Spokane, Wash. 

He was a master mason of Spokane Lodge No. 34 A.F. & A.M.

Survivors are his wife: one daughter, Charlene Cassidy of Lacey; one sister, Goldie Conover of Thornton, Colo.; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Puget Sound Home Care or Hospice of Thurston County.
 

Norman Miller
Hebron resident Norman Miller, 84, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, in Hebron.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Hebron with the Rev. John R. Walton officiating. Burial will be in Hebron City Cemetery at Hebron. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home in Hebron and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Mr. Miller was born April 9, 1913, to Joseph J. and Hattie M. Miller in Hebron. He owned and operated Miller's Home Appliance. He retired in 1978. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernita M.

He was a member of First Christian Church and past member of the City Council and Hebron Fire Department.

Survivors are one daughter, Norma Jean Yates of Elizabeth, Colo.; two sons, William of Parker, Colo., and Ronald of Park City, Utah; one sister, Mary Graning of Hebron; one brother, Max of Hebron; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron.
 

Claus Rose
Red Cloud resident Claus Rose, 99, died Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at Franklin Nursing Center in Franklin.
Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Rosemont Cemetery at Rosemont with the Rev. Mike Lehr officiating. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rose was born Sept. 10, 1898, to Henry and Lana Rose in Rosemont. He moved with his family to the Batin precinct north of Red Cloud as a young boy. He later farmed in the area. In 1956 he moved into Red Cloud. In 1974 he moved to Franklin Nursing Center.

A brother, Leo of Red Cloud, survives.

He is preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
 

Walter D. Chilcott
Former Jewell County, Kan., resident Walter David Chilcott, 88, of Beloit, Kan., died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, in Mitchell County Community Hospital Long Term Care in Beloit.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Melby Mortuary in Mankato, Kan., with the Rev. Frank DeFisher officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Mankato. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Chilcott was born May 25, 1909, to Isaac Newton and Alta Belle (Bennett) Chilcott in Mankato. On July 2, 1934, he married Opal Alice Rose in Oakley, Kan. She died in August 1986. He was a retired Jewell County farmer.

He was a member of Soloman Valley Coon Hunter and Sportsman Club. He wrote for the magazines Full Cry and American Cooner.
 

Edna E. Petersen
Kenesaw resident Edna E. (Nienhueser) Petersen, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at Kenesaw Haven Home.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Donald Boeschen officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings.

Mrs. Petersen was born Nov. 27, 1904, to Fred and Minnie (Einspahr) Nienhueser in Adams County. On Nov. 7, 1925, she married Harry Petersen. He died April 19, 1974. A lifelong Adams County resident, she moved to Hastings in 1925.

She was a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church, of which she a member of its Ladies Aid.

Survivors are three sisters, Martha Roberts of Orland, Calif., Erna Lierman of San Ramon, Calif., and Adeline Hill of Parsons, Kan.; two brothers, Arthur Nienhueser of Kenesaw and Donald Nienhueser of Juniata; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, Duane and Bradley; four brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church.


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