Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Milo W. Horner
Monday, Oct. 6, 1997
Rural Carleton resident Milo Wicks Horner, 89, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a short illness.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Church of the Brethren north of Carleton with the Rev. Jim Hubble officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva.

Mr. Horner was born Feb. 29, 1908, to Charles Lambert and Bessie Maude (Plott) Horner on the family farm near Carleton. He married Ruth Miller of Carleton. He farmed near Carleton for many years.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Charles of Springfield, Colo.; one daughter, Beverly Burger of Perryton, Texas; one brother, Roy of Cloverdale, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to Bethel Church or McPherson College.
 
 

Kathryn L. Deines
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997
Former Clay Center resident Kathryn Louise Deines, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at Sutton Community Home.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at McLaughlin Funeral Home chapel in Clay Center with the Rev. Royce Buchtel officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.

Miss Deines was born July 12, 1907, to Nickolas and Elizabeth (Schwingle) Deines in Clay Center. She graduated from Clay Center High School in 1925. She graduated from Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed by Lincoln General Hospital and Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital and later by Hall County Health Services for more than 20 years.

She was a member of United Church of Christ in Clay Center.

Survivors are one sister, Mary Snyder of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and one brother, Royce Deines of Clay Center.

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

Memorials may be given to Sutton Community Home.
 
 

William 'Bill' Gronewold
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997
Hastings resident William J. "Bill" Gronewold, 95, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery west of Glenvil. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until services Friday at the church.

Mr. Gronewold was born Aug. 4, 1902, to Tamme and Anchen (Dudden) Gronewold in Glenvil. He grew up in Glenvil. In 1929 he moved to Hastings. On April 7, 1929, he married Tillie Theesen. He was a mechanic at Sipple Motors from 1929-35. In 1935 they moved to a farm south of Glenvil. In 1947 they moved to Rosemont. His wife died July 26, 1978. He retired from farming in 1985.

He was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings, Webster County Historical Society, Harness Hustler's Driving Club and Hastings Saddle Club. He was a former Webster County Commissioner, serving for 18 years. He served on the boards of directors for Glenwood Telephone Co. and Webster County Community Hospital. He was past chairman of the Webster County Hospital board.

Survivors are three daughters, Colleen Graham of Aurora, Colo., LaRee Means of Mills, Wyo., and Willa Rundle of Hastings; one son, Glendale of Hastings; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery or First St. Paul's Lutheran Church Christian Education.
 

Martha C. Toben
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997
Doniphan resident Martha C. (Porth) Toben, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Doniphan with the Rev. Rodney Armon officiating. Burial will be in Cedarview Cemetery at Doniphan. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Toben was born Aug. 18, 1906, to Charles and Christina (Thaden) Porth in Doniphan. She grew up in Rosedale. She attended rural School District 75 and graduated from Rosedale High School. She attended Kearney Teachers College. She taught school in rural Hall County. On Feb. 14, 1930, she married Henry C. Toben in Hastings. They farmed near Doniphan. She was a homemaker. Her husband died in 1986.

She was a charter member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Doniphan and a member of its Ladies Aid. She was a member of Rosedale Extension Club and Garden Club.

Survivors are four sons, Victor of Grand Island and Arnold, Wendell and Ronald, all of Doniphan; one daughter, Arvilla Treat of Hastings; one sister, Mabel Jones of Hastings; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Donald; one brother, two sisters and two infant grandchildren.
 

Myron M. Keim
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997
Former Davenport resident Myron M. Keim, 82, of Richmond, Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, in Richmond.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ's Lutheran Church in Davenport with the Rev. Dennis Sylte officiating. Burial will be in Davenport City Cemetery at Davenport. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Urbauer-Price Funeral Home in Davenport and one hour prior to services at the church.

Mr. Keim was born June 11, 1915, to William and Lula (Miller) Keim in rural Davenport. He graduated from Davenport High School. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in agromony. He attended Rutgers University for four years. During World War II he joined the War Production Board in Washington, allocating potash. He worked for the Potash Institute, was western sales manager and agronomist for the Potash Co. of America in Des Moines, Iowa, and western agronomist for the Virginia Carolina Chemical in Belleville, Ill. In 1951 he transferred to Richmond headquarters as head agronomist when Mobile Chemical bought Virginia Carolina Chemical. He joined Great Salt Lake Minerals and Chemicals in Odgen, Utah, as eastern sales manager and agronomist. He retired in 1965. He married Kathryn Shawyer.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Richmond where he served as deacon and sang in the choir. He was the first president of the Virginia Fertilizer Association and was active in many agronomic organizations.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Lon William of Omaha and Roger Alan of Ashland, Va.; one sister, Wyona Hoyt of Benkelman; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.
 
 

Petrea 'Pat' Pittz
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997
Former Hastings resident Petrea "Pat" (Stoewer) Pittz, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at The Salvation Army Corps in Hastings with Envoy Nolan Crago officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings.

Mrs. Pittz was born Feb. 22, 1921, to William Ben and Carrie (Jensen) Stoewer in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She moved to the Hastings area in 1965. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of The Salvation Army Corps, Home League and League of Mercy.

Survivors are two daughters, Dee Doyen and Shirley Frese, both of Hastings; three sons, John Hock and Charles Hock, both of Hastings, and Larry Hock of Hays, Kan.; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, an infant daughter and two brothers.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 
 

Vernon D. Utecht
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997
Hastings resident Vernon D. Utecht, 55 of 820 S. Pine Ave. No. 22 died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, in rural Adams County.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard A. Kothe officiating. Burial will be in Glenvil Cemetery at Glenvil. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Utecht was born Jan. 17, 1942, to Martin E. and Margaret H. (Eigenberg) Utecht in Adams County. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School. He worked for Stromer Land Leveling for more than 30 years as heavy equipment operator and farmer. He was a lifelong resident of Adams County.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Survivors are one son, Dale; his mother of Hastings; three sisters, Lucille Weber and Glendora Mills, both of Hastings, and Darlene Stromer of Glenvil; and one brother, Eldon of Hastings.

He was preceded in death by his father.
 

Billy J. Shaver
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997
Hastings resident Billy Jo Shaver, 64, of 2507 Bateman St. died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at his home.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Barbara Spangler officiating. Burial will be in Grand Island City Cemetery in Grand Island. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Shaver was born Dec. 31, 1932, to Charles and Olive (Stout) Shaver in Grand Island. In 1963 he moved to Hastings from Belle Fourche, S.D. On July 11, 1963, he married Edna "JoAnn" Rice in Rosemont. He was a foundry worker for Western Land Roller. He retired in 1984 after 23 years of service.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Elizabeth Struble of Lincoln and Jennifer Shaver of Hastings; one son, John of Lincoln; and one brother, Charles of Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Richard L. Arnold
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997
Former Hebron resident Richard L. Arnold, 70, of Greenbrier, Ark., died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, in Conway, Ark.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Price Funeral Home in Hebron with the Rev. Bruce W. Berggren officiating. Burial will be in Belvidere City Cemetery at Belvidere. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Arnold was born Dec. 2, 1926, to Walter and Eunice (Lemke) Arnold in Hebron. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired construction worker, truck driver and farmer.

Survivors are one daughter, Nadine Kroll of Geneso, Ill.; two sons, Ricky and Norman, both of Greenbrier, Ark.; two brothers, Earl of Bruning and Lyle of Hebron; one sister, Opal Druen of Hodgenville, Ky.; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials have been established.
 

Enid R. Irwin
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997
Former Nora resident Enid R. (Cook) Irwin, 96, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, in Colorado Springs.

Services were to be at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Gardens Chapel in Colorado Springs with the Rev. Rebecca Frank officiating. Burial was planned in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Swan Law Funeral Directors of Colorado Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Irwin was born May 8, 1901, to Willis and Nettie (Manning) Cook in Nora. On Dec. 25, 1928, she married Charles D. Irwin in Hastings. She was a music teacher. She retired in 1968. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1971. Her husband died in 1985.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Chapter C, P.E.O. She had received an award from the Piano Guild for teaching and service.

Survivors are one son, Robert C. of Monument, Colo.; and one grandchild.

She also was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904.
 

Sharon K. Sisk
Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997
Former Hastings resident Sharon Kay (Korgan) Sisk, 57, of Colton, Calif., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, in Loma Linda, Calif.

Private services were Sunday in Brighton, Colo. Her remains were cremated. 

Mrs. Sisk was born Sept. 21, 1940, to Herman and Irene Korgan in Hastings. She attended Platte Valley Academy in Shelton and Union College in Lincoln. She was a licensed practical nurse at Loma Linda Medical Center for 27 years.

She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventists.

Survivors are one daughter, Melissa Sisk of Cortez, Colo.; one son, Michael of Denver; her mother of Hastings; and two sisters, Deanna (Korgan) Block of Beatrice and Pamela (Korgan) Clayton of Hastings.

Memorials may be given to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Hastings.
 

Nancy W. Heeren
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997
Former Hastings resident Nancy W. (Beale) Heeren, 59, of Ridgway, Colo., died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at Montrose Memorial Hospital in Montrose, Colo.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. She was cremated. Crippen Funeral Home of Montrose is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Heeren was born April 4, 1938, to Edward and Hilda (Wolters) Beale in Mount Pleasant, Tenn. She grew up in Hastings and graduated from Hastings Senior High School. She married Marvin G. Epp. He preceded her in death. She later married Larry Heeren. She lived in Hadar, later moving to Colorado Springs, Colo., where she lived for seven years. She moved to Ridgway five years ago. She was self-employed in insurance sales.

She was volunteer for Crisis Pregnancy Center in Montrose and sang in the church choir.

Survivors are her husband; one son, Merritt Edward Epp of Las Vegas; three daughters, Sara Lynne Napolitano of Voorhees, N.J., and Mary Ann Wolff and Lenore Katherine Feuerhammer, both of Las Vegas; three stepsons, Tim Heeren, Tom Heeren and Thane Heeren, all of Kansas; her mother, Hilda Noel of Harvard; one sister, Barbara Soucek of Paonia, Colo.; one stepbrother, Nick Noel Jr. of Cozad; and five grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her father; her stepfather, Nick Noel; one son, Marshall John Epp; and one grandchild.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Crisis Pregnancy Center, 231 S. Fourth St. Montrose, CO 81401 or Colorado West Christian School, 2705 Sunnyside Road, Montrose, CO 81401.
 

Lois F. Lichty
Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997
Geneva resident Lois Frances (Wilson) Lichty, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva.

Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethel Church of the Brethren north of Carleton with the Rev. James Hubble officiating. Her remains were cremated. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery. Farmer and Son Funeral Home of Geneva is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lichty was born Aug. 8, 1918, to Clarence Jesse and Sarah Anna (Lewis) Wilson in Fairfield. She grew up on a farm near Fairfield. She attended Sandy Creek Country School through the eighth grade. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1936. On Jan. 31, 1940, she married Donald Ray Lichty of Edgar. After several moves while her husband was in the U.S. Army, they moved to Davenport. They farmed on the Orville Swensen farm for 30 years. In 1980 they moved to Shickley. Her husband died Aug. 31, 1992. She moved to Geneva in 1995 because of failing health.

She was a lifelong member of Bethel Church of the Brethren, serving on several church boards.

Survivors are two sons, Darrel of Carleton and Michael of Kirk, Colo.; one daughter, Cheryl Bredensteiner of Lincoln; one brother, Kent Wilson of Kimberling, Mo.; two sisters, June Short of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Norma Day of Mount Pleasant, Texas; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to Bethel Church of the Brethren.
 

Minnie L. Pavlick
Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997
Hastings resident Minnie Lucile (Garfield) Pavlick, 89, of 116 E. Fourth St. died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.

Rosary is 9:45 a.m. and services are 10 a.m., both Tuesday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery at Red Cloud. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Pavlick was born April 17, 1908, to Sidney and Clara E. (Kosse) Garfield in Bellwood. She moved with her family to Brainard. In 1921 she moved to the Guide Rock area. She graduated from Eckley Consolidated School. On July 10, 1945, she married Millard Pavlick in Oklahoma City, Okla. They moved to Lincoln after her husband was discharged from the U.S. Army after World War II. She worked at Miller and Paine Department Store until retiring. In 1973 they moved to Hastings. Her husband died July 17, 1986.

She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and its Altar Society. She was a member of the YWCA Senior Fellowship Club.

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

Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia High School Endowment Fund.
 

Icel R. Haegert
Friday, Oct. 10, 1997
Mankato, Kan., resident Icel R. Haegert, 88, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997 in Salina, Kan.

Services are Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mankato with the Rev. Harlan Nonhof officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Mankato. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Melby Mortuary in Mankato.

Haegert was born Oct. 27, 1908, to William and Laura (Rogers) Ritter in Dentonia, Kan. She was a school teacher, teaching in Esbon, Montrose and Mankato. She was a member of Esbon United Methodist Church Ladies, Montrose Ladies Group and KNEA Teacher Union. 

Survivors are sons, Vilo Michael of Esbon, Kan., Doyle Michael of Denver; sister, Inez Flinn of The Dalles, Ore.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by husbands, Gilbert Michael, Dean Lewis and LaVerne Haegert. 

Memorials may be given to Montrose United Methodist Church or Jewell County Hospital Long-term Care Unit, both of Mankato.
 

Elizabeth M. Lobeda
Friday, Oct. 10, 1997
Former Edgar resident Elizabeth M. Lobeda, 88, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, in Littleton, Colo.

Services are 10:30 Tuesday at the Urbauer-Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Edgar with the Rev. Dennis Style officiating. Burial will be in Edgar Cemetery. 

Mrs. Lobeda was born Oct. 9, 1909, to Joseph F. and Henrietta (Rohlfs) at Corona, S.D. She moved to he Harvard area with her family. She married Albert Herman Lobeda Dec. 26, 1934 in Inland. He died July 12, 1984. The couple farmed in the Harvard and Ong areas. In 1959, they moved to Edgar. In 1987, she moved to Good Samaritan Village. In 1993, she moved to Cherylyn Manor in Littleton and later she became a resident at Mariner Health of Greenwood Village.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid. 

Survivors are a daughter, Glenda Kravitz of Littleton; a brother, Claude Nowaka of York, and two grandsons

She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

Memorials may be given to Christ Lutheran Church, 8997 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 80126.


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