Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Philip G. Holst
Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997
Former Hastings resident Philip G. Holst, 77, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at Nelson Good Samaritan Center in Nelson.

There were no services. His remains were cremated. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington, Va. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Holst was born Jan. 18, 1920, to Philipp H. and Anna (Ritter) Holst in Edgar. He graduated from Davenport High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Augusta. He was discharged in 1946. He moved to Chicago. He was employed by Common Wealth Edison until retiring in 1979. In 1980 he moved to Hastings.

Survivors are two sisters, Ruth Lang and Esther Jensen, both of Edgar.
 

William E. Pearcy
Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997
Former Mankato, Kan., resident William E. Pearcy, 74, of Silverdale, Wash., died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at his home.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Pendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home Rill Chapel in Port Orchard, Wash.

Mr. Pearcy was born Oct. 15, 1922, in Mankato, Kan. He graduated from Belleville (Kan.) High School. On Nov. 24, 1942, he married Velma (last name unavailable) in Hastings. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-44. He was a machinist and toolmaker in civil services fro 29 years. He retired in 1990.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors are two sons, Kent of Bremerton, Wash., and Gregory of Poulsbo, Wash.; one daughter, Deborah Brown of Tenino, Wash.; one sister, Betty Hogan of Iowa Falls, Iowa; and six grandchildren.
 

David Norby
Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997
Hastings resident David Norby, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zion Chapel on Bethphage Mission Campus at Axtell with the Rev. Bill Runaas officiating. His remains were cremated. Burial will be in Bethphage Mission Cemetery. Freeland-Layton Funeral Home chapel in Axtell is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Norby was born Sept. 28, 1922, to John and Agnes (Peterson) Norby in Sedro Wooley, Wash. He grew up in the Seattle, Wash., area. In 1957 he moved to Bethphage Mission in Axtell. He did handy work for many Axtell residents. In 1984 he moved to Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. 

Survivor is one brother, Everett of Inavale.

He was preceded in death by one brother.
 

John 'Bill' Hultman
Monday, Sept. 29, 1997
Former Heartwell resident John W. "Bill" Hultman, 81, of Aurora, Colo., died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at the Hospice of Metro Denver Care Center in Aurora.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney with the Rev. Mike McDonald officiating. Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell with military rites provided by a North Platte veterans group. Visitation is 3-8:30 p.m. today at Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney and prior to services Thursday at the church.

Mr. Hultman was born Feb. 17, 1916, to Ernest I. and Bentha (Nielson) Hultman in Kearney. He graduated from Kearney High School in 1934. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941-47. On May 26, 1947, he married Kathleen "Kate" Adams in Kearney. He was a butcher at George's Market. Later he and his wife owned and operated the Heartwell Steakhouse in Heartwell for seven years. They then raised produce on their farm between Minden and Kearney. They moved to Aurora two years ago.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Michael "Mike" of Aurora and John Jr. of Plattsmouth; two daughters, Kathleen "Kathy" McKenzie of Aurora and Pamela "Pam" Harris of LaVista; five sisters, Sina Knoll, Marguerite Erpelding and Dorothy Brown, all of Kearney, Anne Eckhoff of Sutherland and Ruth McDonald of Riverside, Calif.; one brother, Harold of Washington; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice in Kearney or the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
 

Delpha M. Thomas
Monday, Sept. 29, 1997
Hastings resident Delpha May (Houston) Thomas, 79, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at The Kensington.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Minden with the Rev. Donald Becker officiating. Graveside services are 9:30 a.m. MDT at Loveland Burial Park in Loveland, Colo., with Bill Bixby officiating. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

Mrs. Thomas was born May 7, 1918, to Walter E. and Minnie A. (Leech) Houston in Chase County. She graduated from Buckingham (Colo.) High School. She attended Colorado Teachers College in Greeley. She taught country school in Chase County. On March 21, 1942, she married Lee A. Thomas in St. Francis, Kan. They lived in Lamar. In 1974 they moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. In 1984 they moved to Loveland. Her husband died in 1988. In 1993 she moved to Kenesaw and in 1995 to The Kensington.

She was a member of World Wide Church of God.

Survivors are two sons, Walter of Pueblo, Colo., and Lester of Kenesaw; one daughter, Janette Kuehn of Heartwell; two brothers, Glen Houston of Imperial and Ben Houston of Longmont, Colo.; two sisters, Lourene "Tiny" Miller of Colorado Springs and Faye Rogers of Fort Morgan, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She also was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
 

George D. Blevins
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997
Edgar resident George Donald Blevins, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Lincoln.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home in Edgar with Harold Fox officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Edgar Cemetery.

Mr. Blevins was born March 14, 1922, to Andrew and Florence (Toliver) Blevins in Seward County. He moved with his family to Angus at the age of 3. He attended schools in Angus. He served the U.S. Army in England from 1942-45 during World War II. He was wounded on Omaha Beach during the Allied invasion of Europe June 6, 1944. He received a Purple Heart. He returned to Angus. In 1949 he moved to Edgar. He was a farm hand for many years.

He was a past member of the American Legion of Edgar and the VFW of Hastings.

He is survived by one sister, Irene Melvin of Nelson.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
 

Lewis R. Shultz
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997
Broken Bow resident Lewis Raymond Shultz, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, in Broken Bow.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Govier Brothers Funeral Home chapel in Broken Bow. Burial will be in Merna Cemetery at Merna.

Survivors are one son; one daughter, Cloetta McAlevy of Holstein; one stepdaughter; one stepson; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
 

Carl B. Unterseher
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997
Harvard resident Carl B. Unterseher, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Harvard with the Rev. Dr. Hal Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery at Sutton. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Unterseher was born June 10, 1909, to Henry and Anna (Oberlander) Unterseher in Fillmore County. He graduated from Sutton High School in 1926. He attended Sweeney Mechanical School in Kansas City, Mo. He was employed by an auto shop in Sutton and was a machinist in the shipyards in Portland, Ore., for five years. He opened Carl's Mechanical Works in Harvard in 1947. On June 11, 1962, he married Inez D. Brenneman. He retired in 1996.

Survivors are his wife; and one sister, Marie Wisinger of Moses Lake, Wash.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Robert J. Zimmerman
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997
Hastings resident Robert J. "Zip" Zimmerman, 74, of No. 9 Bentwood Lane died from cancer Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at his home.

Private family services and burial will be at a later date. His remains have been cremated. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Zimmerman was born July 24, 1923, to Harold "Zim" and Irene (Cooper) Zimmerman in O'Neal. He moved with his family to Hastings at a young age. He attended Hastings schools. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Hope Elaine Owens. He worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot. He later worked at Hastings Regional Center for more than 40 years.

He was a member of Eagles No. 592.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Melinda Crossman of Lawrence, Kan.; one son, Mark of Boise, Idaho; one sister, Patricia Zimmerman of Hastings; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Hospice Program.
 

William 'Bill' Dudden
Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997
Former Kenesaw resident William Fredrich "Bill" Dudden, 95, of Holyoke, Colo., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at his home.

Services were Sept. 26 at Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke with the Rev. Gary Rahe officiating. Burial was in Holyoke Memorial Park. Schmidt-Baucke Mortuary of Holyoke was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dudden was born Oct. 7, 1901, to Tiemann and Martha (Naggatz) Dudden near Kenesaw. He attended school in Adams County. On Aug. 5, 1931, he married Dorothy Meester in Kenesaw. They lived on different farms near Kenesaw. In 1938 they moved to Amherst, Colo. They later moved to a farm near Holyoke where they lived for 44 years.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke.

Survivors are his wife; four sons, Elmer of Golden, Colo., Darrel of Hillrose, Colo., Delmar of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dale of Springfield, Mo.; one daughter, Vivian Bahler of Holyoke; two sisters, Margaret Hinz of Kenesaw and Helen Bostick of Dallas; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the Lutheran Hour or a charity of the donor's choice.
 

Robert E. Lockling
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997
Rural Sutton resident Robert E. Lockling, 42, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, in an automobile accident near Stuart.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Christian Church in Clay Center with the Rev. John Green officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lockling was born July 21, 1955, to Kenneth and Bernice (Province) Lockling in Superior. He attended several schools in Nebraska including junior high and one year of high school in Wayne and three years of high school at Hastings Senior High School where he graduated in 1973. He attended Central Community College-Hastings for two years. On Dec. 2, 1977, he married Diane D. Kauk in Clay Center. He was a partner with his brother, Kenneth, in Pine Tree Construction.

He was an active member of Christian Church where he served as an elder and was a Bible school teacher.

Survivors are his wife and three sons, Dustin, Cody and Tre's; his father of Hastings; two sisters, Carolyn Nemitz of Salina, Kan., and Shirley Snell of Lexington; two brothers, Kenneth D. of Harvard and Steven of Tyler, Texas; two stepbrothers, Richard Allen Russell and Dennis Fuller; and his grandmother, Laura Province of Pueblo, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his mother, paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Richard E. Hock
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997
Hastings resident Richard E. Hock, 47, of 618 N. St. Joseph Ave. No. 2 died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Berean Bible Church with the Rev. Steve Hodgson officiating. Burial will be in Alda Cemetery at Alda. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. until services Saturday at the church.

Mr. Hock was born Nov. 6, 1949, to Raymond B. and Petrea (Rasmussen) Hock in Hastings. He grew up in Omaha. He graduated from Omaha Benson High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-71. He returned to Hastings. On April 21, 1972, he married Sharon A. Mazour. He did maintenance at Hastings Medical Park.

He was a member of Berean Bible Church.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Jennifer Hock and Cynthia Hock, both of Hastings; his mother, Pat Pittz of Harvard; two sisters, Deloris Doyen and Shirley Frese, both of Hastings; three brothers, Charles and John, both of Hastings, and Larry of Hays, Kan.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials may be given to Berean Bible Church.
 
 

Margaret M. Mahloch
Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997
Hastings resident Margaret M. (Condon) Mahloch, 82, of 625 Lane H died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at her home.

Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. James G. Moeglein officiating. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with the Rev. Troy Schweiger officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr.

Mrs. Mahloch was born April 5, 1915, to Michael and Rose (Powers) Condon in Anselmo. She moved to Hastings from Anselmo. On June 20, 1965, she married Arnold H. Mahloch. They moved to Concord, Calif. In 1992 they returned to Hastings. She was a homemaker.

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

Survivors are her husband; two sons, William Spooner Sr. of Hastings and Robert Spooner of Garden Grove, Calif.; one daughter, Helen Spooner of Hastings; one stepdaughter, Charleen Johnson of Homeland, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Kearney; one brother and one sister.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Lillian A. Swanstrom
Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997
Hastings resident Lillian A. Swanstrom, 94, of 704 Circle B died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at GSV All Saints Chapel with the Rev. Bill Liddell officiating. Burial will be in Nora Cemetery at Nora. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Swanstrom was born March 19, 1903, to Emil and Ida (Carlson) Swanstrom in Nora. She was a nurse for Dr. Ingram in Nelson for 33 years. In 1991 she moved to Hastings.

She was a member of GSV All Saints Chapel and Order of the Eastern Star. 

She is survived by one brother, Arthur Swanstrom of Hastings.

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

Memorials may be given to GSV All Saints Chapel.


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