Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Clifford L. Bailey
Monday, Oct. 20, 1997
Guide Rock resident Clifford L. Bailey, 81, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at the Good Samaritan Center in Superior.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Rev. Alvin E. Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Guide Rock Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bailey was born April 13, 1916, to David C. and May L. (Diehl) Bailey in Northbranch, Kan. He attended rural schools in Jewell County, Kan. He farmed for a number of years. On March 2, 1937, he married Marie Woodward in Mankato, Kan. They farmed near Guide Rock. In 1965 he went to work as a custodian for Guide Rock Public Schools. He retired in 1983.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Gloria VanBoening of Lawrence; two sons, Gerald of Eugene, Ore., and Kenneth of Benedict; one sister, Ilene DeLay of Guide Rock; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
 

Arthur M. Schaldecker
Monday, Oct. 20, 1997
Former Grafton resident Arthur M. Schaldecker, 89, of Lushton died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, in Henderson.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Community Bible Church of Lushton with the Rev. Elton Berg officiating. Burial will be in Lushton Cemetery. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva.

Mr. Schaldecker was born in Grafton.

Survivors are two sons, Robert of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Donald of Hampton; one daughter, Roxanna Slemmer of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Fred of Woodland Hills, Calif., and Jacob "Jack" of Grafton; two sisters, Twilla Ninegar of Woodland Hills and Berneice Smith of Federal Way, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Henderson Nursing Home.
 

Velva M. Wilmot
Monday, Oct. 20, 1997
Franklin resident Velva M. (Wolfe) Wilmot, 79, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at Franklin Nursing Center in Franklin.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Hutchins Funeral Home chapel in Franklin with the Rev. Dean Joy officiating. Burial will be in National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wilmot was born May 7, 1918, to Floyd and Jane (Steel) Wolfe in Holbrook. She graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1938. On July 27, 1938, she married Raymond Wilmot in McCook. She was a telephone operator and later a sales clerk and department head for DeGroffs Department Store in McCook. In 1978 she and her husband moved to Phoenix after retiring. Her husband died in January 1993. She moved to Franklin later that year.

Survivors are one daughter, Deanna Ward of Franklin; four sons, Lewis N. of Albuquerque, N.M., Dick E. of Corona, Calif., Roger M. of San Bernardino, Calif., and Hal Dean of Phoenix; one brother, Audrey Wolfe of Ogallala; one stepsister, LaVeda McFarland of McCook; stepmother, Mildred Wolfe of McCook; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
 

Viola Woods
Monday, Oct. 6, 1997
Former Hastings resident Viola (Aker) Woods, 92, of Dunedin, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at Harborside Healthcare Nursing Home in Clearwater, Fla.

The were no services. Her remains were cremated. Gee and Sorensen Funeral Home of St. Petersburg, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Woods was born Sept. 4, 1905, to Joseph and Susie Aker in Burlington, Iowa. She later moved to Hastings. She married Lynn Woods. They lived in Omaha. He died in 1966 and she moved to Dunedin.

She was a member of First Christian Church and was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors are one son, Doyle of Sun City West, Ariz.; one sister, Mabel Coulter of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and several grandchildren.
 

Russell H. Mohlman
Monday, Oct. 20, 1997
Former Clay County resident Russell Harold Mohlman, 74, of Rupert, Idaho, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, on the family farm near Rupert.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rupert with the Rev. L.G. Mietzner officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Rupert Cemetery. Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Mohlman was born May 15, 1923, to Anton and Katherine (Parks) Mohlman on a farm near Spring Ranch. He graduated from Glenvil High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific. On March 3, 1948, he married Betty Bohlen of Pauline in Glenvil. They farmed near Harvard for a few years before moving to a homestead in Wyoming. In 1955 they moved to Idaho.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he was a trustee and a past chairman and elder. He was a member of the VFW, past director of A&B Irrigation, chairman of the Lutheran Laymen League, past president of Toastmasters, member and past chairman of the NFO and a member of the Burley Good Sam Club.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Judy Mohlman and Donna Cheeney, both of Rupert, and Christine Mohlman of Boise, Idaho; four sons, Harold, Alan and Keith, all of Rupert, and Ted of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Wesley of Hastings and Kenneth of San Gabriel, Calif.; one sister, Betty Uden of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association, Trinity Lutheran Church or charity of the donor's choice.
 

L. Pauline Trembly
Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997
Hebron resident Laura Pauline (Wagers) Trembly, 80, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at Thayer County Hospital in Hebron.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell. Her remains were cremated. There will be no visitation. Price Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Trembly was born July 23, 1917, to Delno Winter and Blanche (Heald) Wagers in rural Shickley. She graduated from Shickley High School and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. She worked for the Lincoln Police Department. She later was a rural elementary school teacher near Shickley and Davenport. She married Lowell Trembly in Omaha. They moved to Aurora, Colo., where she worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital. After her husband's death she returned to Nebraska. She moved to Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron Oct. 3, 1995.

Survivors are two brothers, John Keith Wagers of Oakland, Calif., and Lyle Wagers of Shickley; and two sisters, Aileen Lorena Hargens of Lincoln and Mildred Ethel Schmutte of Sacramento, Calif.

She also was preceded in death by one sister.
 

Evelyn I. Davis
Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997
Former Hastings resident Evelyn I. (Honson) Davis, 86, of Broomfield, Colo., died Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997, in Westminster, Colo.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Rundus Broomfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Davis was born Sept. 25, 1911, to Clifford and Jessie (Laubacher) Honson in Burlington, Iowa. She graduated from high school in Burlington. In 1929 she married Clyde A. Davis in Burlington. They moved to Hastings in 1944. She moved to Broomfield from Mesa, Ariz., in 1991. She was a homemaker. Her husband preceded her in death.

She was a member of United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, both of Hastings.

Survivors are one daughter, Darlene "Jo" Buttell of Broomfield; one son, Darrell of Montana; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
 

Harold Hobelmann
Monday, Oct. 20, 1997
Deshler resident Harold Hobelmann, 88, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler with the Rev. Joseph Schultz officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery at Byron. Visitation is until 9:30 p.m. today at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Belleville, Kan.

Mr. Hobelmann was born Oct. 25, 1908, to John and Anna (Koch) Hobelmann in DeWitt. A long-time resident of Byron and Deshler, he was a retired farmer. On Nov. 18, 1928, he married Frieda Bostelmann. She died Dec. 29, 1996.

He was a member of Abiding Word Lutheran Church of Deshler.

Survivors are three sons, Delmar of Byron, Dean of Republic, Kan., and Wayne of Kansas City, Kan.; one stepsister, Esther Marquart of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
 

Doris M. Barber
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997
Geneva resident Doris M. Barber, 63, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, in Lincoln.

Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today at Farmer and Son Funeral Home chapel in Geneva. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Father Ulenberg Memorial Hall in Geneva with Monsignor Ivan Vap officiating. Burial will be in Geneva Public Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home.

Mrs. Barber was born in Grafton. She married Harry Barber. He preceded her in death.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Geneva.

Survivors are eight sisters, Irene Mengler of Geneva, Agnes E. Van Wyck of Exeter, Mildred Psota of Hastings, Frances Voss of Brookfield, Ill., Ruth Nicholson of Cicero, Ill., Lucille Smith and Barbara Yeck, both of Lincoln, and Betty Lohmeier of Tecumseh.

Memorials may be given to Heritage of Geneva.
 

Mark A. Ridgway
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997
Fairfield resident Mark Alan Ridgway, 43, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Community Care of Edgar.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Friday at Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Rick Cepris officiating. His remains were cremated. There will be no visitation. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ridgway was born March 20, 1954, to Dale W. and Norma M. (Lindemann) Ridgway in Fairfield. He graduated from Sandy Creek High School in 1972. He worked for Big G Auto Service Center and later was a parts man for Jerry Spady auto dealership, both in Hastings. He lived in Hastings and Glenvil before returning to Fairfield in 1990. There he worked with his brother at Lynn Ridgway Repair Service.

Survivors are his parents of Fairfield; and one brother, Lynn of Fairfield.

Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.
 

Gladys S. Willits
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997
Kenesaw resident Gladys S. (Cross) Willits, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at Kenesaw Haven Home.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Prescott United Church in Prescott, Iowa, with the Rev. Jeanne Groom officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Lenox, Iowa.

Mrs. Willits was born Oct. 7, 1921, to Elvon John and Eliza Elizabeth (Robison) Cross in Carbon, Iowa. On July 16, 1941, she married Britt Lahr Willits. He died May 1971. She moved to the Hastings area six years ago.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Business and Professional Women.

Survivors are two daughters, Dora Hagge of Hastings and Mary Ann Karash of Berthoud, Colo.; three sisters, Darlene Fusselman of Corning, Iowa, Kitty Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Geraldine Ward of Atlantic, Iowa; three brothers, Jesse Cross and Miles Cross, both of Mount Etna, Iowa, and Fletcher Cross of Atlantic, Iowa; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Paul J. Gerhart
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997
Former Hastings resident Paul J. Gerhart, 60, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, in Albuquerque.

Memorial services are 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Risen Savior in Albuquerque with the Rev. Paul Baca officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel of Albuquerque is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gerhart was born April 30, 1937, to Charles and Rose Gerhart in Hastings. He graduated from St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa, with a bachelor's degree and from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a master's degree. He was a teacher. He later worked for the federal government, most recently the Department of Energy, ALO in Albuquerque. He retired in 1991.

Survivors are his wife, Mary; three daughters, Joan Mollerus of New York, Julie Hawickhorst of St. Louis and Karen Gerhart of San Francisco; one son, John of Correlis, N.M.; one sister, Rose Marie Heing of Martinez, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to the National Kidney Foundation of New Mexico, 1330 San Pedro Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
 

Terry Lovett
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997
Ayr resident Terry Lovett, 51, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Barbara L. Spangler officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr.

Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home. Family will be present both days.

Mr. Lovett was born April 15, 1946, to Ralph Samuel and Dorothy Gail (Steele) Lovett in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Boone County High School in Florence, Ky., in 1964. He attended Ohio State University. On June 18, 1966, he married Joyce Tate. He moved to Ayr from Bellefontaine, Ohio, in 1994. He was owner/operator of Lovett & Sons Inc. in Hastings and Hi-Point Beef in Bellefontaine. He also founded 3-L Cattle Co. in Fairfield and Circle L. Maine Anjou in Ayr.

He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 159 in Hastings. He also was a member of Maine Anjou Association, National Cattlemen Association, American Meat Association and Nebraska Cattlemen Association.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Angie Bland of Ayr; two sons, Jeff of Bladen and Courtney of Ayr; father and stepmother, Ralph and Clarabelle Lovett of Bellefontaine; one sister, Julie Steers of Cincinnati; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorials may be given to the Terry Lovett Memorial Fund.
 

Nina M. Colburn
Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997
Blue Hill resident Nina M. Colburn, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Lancaster Manor in Lincoln.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Blue Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Baldeo Singh officiating. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Colburn was born April 4, 1917, to George Albert and Hazel Izetta (Carpenter) Colburn at Douglas. She worked at the County Poor Farm in Webster County, a nursing home in Hastings and the Naval Ammunition Depot east of Hastings. She also helped people after childbirth and did housekeeping.

Memorials may be given to Blue Hill United Methodist Church.
 

Howard 'Bill' Metzger
Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997
Hastings resident Howard W. "Bill" Metzger, 61, of 1103 E. Sixth St., died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Memorial graveside services with military rites will be 2 p.m. Monday at Parkview Cemetery with Rev. John P. Bartholomew officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at Brand-Wilson Mortuary.

Mr. Metzger was born Aug. 23, 1936, to Walter and Carol (Peck) Metzger at Alma. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years, including the Korean Conflict. On Nov. 3, 1965, he married Virginia Lawson. He managed Queen City Laundry for 13 years and recently was a truck driver.

He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife; one stepson, Eddie Lawson of Hastings; one sister, Janet Hulse of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; three brothers, Keith of St. George, Utah, Walter of Springfield, Mo., and Stanley of Republican City; and one grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.


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