Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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John H. Bienhoff
Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997
Riverton resident John H. Bienhoff, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Franklin Nursing Center in Franklin.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Sunday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin. 

Mr. Bienhoff was born Oct. 30, 1917, to Harm and Emma (Bruns) Bienhoff in Bloomington. He lived in Beatrice, Burwell and York before moving to Riverton in 1967 where he farmed. He moved into the Franklin Nursing Center in August.

Survivors are two brothers, Henry of Lincoln and Ehme of Los Angeles; and three sisters, Anna Rust of Smith Center, Kan., Ricka Thole and Tina Thole, both of Geneva. He was preceded in death by a brother.
 

Leon W. Davis
Friday, Oct. 24, 1997
Former Hastings resident Leon Waldean Davis, 75, of Rockville, Ind., died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at Parke County Nursing Home near Rockville.

Services were to be today at Gooch Funeral Home in Rockville with the Rev. Carl Huxford officiating. His body was donated to the Anatomical Education Program of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. 

Mr. Davis was born March 12, 1922, to Thomas and Elsie (Lamphear) Davis in Bladen. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1940. He was a retired staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He worked construction after his retirement.

Survivors are one daughter, Vicki Huxford of Tangier, Ind.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Dale Collins
Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997
Burr Oak, Kan., resident Dale Collins, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato, Kan.

Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel Hill Mortuary chapel in Littleton, Colo. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Garden in Littleton. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Christian Church in Burr Oak with the Rev. Tim Veasey officiating. Melby Mortuary of Mankato is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Collins was born Jan. 19, 1915, to Lane G. and Loritha (Frazier) Collins in Jewell City, Kan., now known as Jewell, Kan. On Aug. 15, 1937, he married Lucille Webber. They lived in Englewood, Colo., for 30 years. He was a retired construction supervisor.

He was a member of Burr Oak Christian Church in Burr Oak.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Carl D. of Burr Oak; two daughters, Gwen Barrett of Dale, Texas, and June Shelton of Burr Oak; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Marie Klingerberger.
 

James S. Verkamp
Friday, Oct. 24, 1997
Hastings resident James S. Verkamp, 56, of 906 E. Third St. died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, near Elwood in an automobile accident.

Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with the Rev. Troy Schweiger officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

Mr. Verkamp was born Jan. 31, 1941, to Leo and Theresa (Kitten) Verkamp in Lawrence. He graduated from Lawrence High School. He was a machinist for Great Plains Container Co. On Oct. 23, 1986, he married Zerita Kitten. He moved to Hastings 25 years ago.

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

Survivors are his wife; two brothers, Ray of Hastings and Verne of Eagle; and four sisters, Berneice Selko of Lincoln, Mary Lou Brunken of Arvada, Colo., Clarice Zastrow of Kansas City, Mo., and Anita Pellan of North Bend.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and an infant brother.

Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia's Catholic Church.
 

Machir H. 'Mack' Young
Friday, Oct. 24, 1997
Franklin resident Machir H. "Mack" Young, 96, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at Franklin Nursing Center in Franklin.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kleine Funeral Home chapel in Grand Island with the Revs. Stan Murdoch and Holms Young officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation is 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will be present from 2-4 p.m.

Mr. Young was born Nov. 18, 1900, to Harden S. and Mary S. (Brough) Young in Highland, Ky. In 1906 he moved with his family to Nebraska. He attended school in Holstein and Kenesaw. He graduated from high school in Kansas. He attended Lincoln Business College. He worked on several farms. He later went into the sales business. On May 1, 1926, he married Ellen Cotton in Norton, Kan. In 1943 they moved to Hastings. He worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot during World War II and the Korean War. He later became a Fuller Brush salesman in the Hastings area. He retired in 1970. He lived at St. John's Center in Kearney for five years before moving to Franklin Nursing Center in 1994. His wife preceded him in death.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors are three sons, Holms of Lincoln, Wallace of Bradon, Miss., and Gordon of Raleigh, N.C.; four daughters, Betty Fuller of Franklin, Bonnie Rodgers of Lincoln, Bev Ankenman of Kearney and Barbara Little of Fair Oakes, Calif.; three half sisters, Florence Schneider of Kenesaw, Thelma Armitage of Kearney and Josephine Newman of Los Angeles; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

Ruth A. Mullen
Monday, Oct. 27, 1997
Hastings resident Ruth A. (Pierce) Mullen, 92, of Sunnyside Home died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, in Hastings.

Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

Mrs. Mullen was born Aug. 11, 1905, to George Byron and Mary Ellen (Carey) Pierce in Atlantic, Iowa. She moved with her family to Nebraska as an infant. She attended grade school at St. Cecilia School and graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy. In 1925 she married Neil Mullen in Omaha. He died in 1949. She continued to run her husband's roofing business. In 1963 she moved to Denver. She was resident director at Loretto Heights College. After retiring she assumed similar responsibilities at the College of St. Mary in Omaha. 

She was an active member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and its Altar Society. She was a member of Crosier Lay Apostolate, a 50-year member and former grand regent of the Catholic Daughters of America, president of the Hastings Deanery of Catholic Women, past president of the Women's Division of Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and former member of Business and Professional Women. She also was a member of the YWCA and a volunteer for the Pink Ladies at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Survivors are one daughter, Mary Jo Connely of Hastings; three sons, Pierce C. of Bozeman, Mont., Dennis J. of Hastings, and Thomas B. of Riverside, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia's Catholic Church Building Fund.
 

Alfred M. Harvey
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997
Hastings resident Alfred M. Harvey, 90, of 746 N. Webster Ave. died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Carl Utley and Cheryl Ann Elfond officiating. Burial will be in Hanover Presbyterian Cemetery southeast of Hastings. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

Mr. Harvey was born Dec. 5, 1906, to Arch and Antonia (Safarik) Harvey on a farm north of Farwell. He graduated from St. Paul High School in 1925. He attended Hastings College for one year. He learned his trade as a printer-compositor at the St. Paul newspaper while in high school. On June 30, 1935, he married Dorothy Heeren. They lived in Hastings. From 1925-42 he worked for the Adams County Democrat Publishing Co. During World War II, from 1942-45, he was a printer at the Naval Ammunition Depot east of Hastings. In 1945 he began working as a linotype operator-typesetter for the Hastings Daily Tribune. He retired in August 1982. His wife died in 1988.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis, Scottish Rite and Mid-West Lodge No. 317, where he served as worshipful master in 1972. He was venerable master of Lodge of Perfection in 1977 and 1978 and wise master of Knights of the Rose Croix in 1980 and 1981. Also in 1981 he was awarded his 33rd degree. In 1993 he was awarded the Masonic Achievement Award and in 1997 he was presented with his 50-year pin.

Survivors are four daughters, Beverly Phillips of Hanover Park, Ill., Sharon Harvey of Hastings, Margaret Morgan of Greeley, Colo., and Cynthia Rose-Wolpert of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Milroy Harvey of Lincoln; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, Hanover Presbyterian Church or Shriner's Children's Hospital Transportation Fund.
 

Arabella N. Swingle
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997
Hastings resident Arabella N. Swingle, 91, of 601 E. Third St. died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Rosary is 1:45 p.m. and services are 2 p.m. both Thursday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and 1 p.m. until services Thursday at the church.

Mrs. Swingle was born Oct. 24, 1906, to Patrick and Belle (Rudersdorf) Egan in Schuyler. In 1940 she moved to Hastings from Omaha. On May 31, 1940, she married Wayne Swingle in Smith Center, Kan. He died Dec. 31, 1970. She was a homemaker.

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

Survivors are one daughter, Donna Seefeld of Omaha; two sisters, Fritzie Ellis and Lucille Fox, both of Omaha; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia's Catholic Church Renovation Fund.
 

G. Kent Banta
Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997
Former Alma resident George Kent Banta, 88, of Tucson, Ariz., died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, in Tucson.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Alma Evangelical Free Church. Burial will be in Alma Cemetery.

Mr. Banta was the owner and funeral director at Zulauf-Banta Funeral Services in Alma and Wilcox, which later became Banta-Torrey Funeral Home. He was a member of the Tehema Shrine and Scottish Rite, both of Hastings.
 

Edith M. Bentley
Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997
Hastings resident Edith Mae (Holland) Regenos Bentley, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.

Services are 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home chapel in Fort Worth, Texas. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Fort Worth. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bentley was born Dec. 9, 1905, to Nimrod and Susie (Williams) Holland in Waverly, Tenn. On April 2, 1924, she married the Rev. G.V. Regenos in Sedan, N.M. She was the director of the Northern Indiana Conference children's program. She was instrumental in devising and promoting many innovative programs for children. Her husband died in 1948. She was a housemother of the Middlebrook Hall girls dormitory at York College in York for four years. She moved to Indianapolis, Ind., where she was responsible for Buxton Hall, a boys dormitory at Indiana Central College. On Aug. 18, 1956, she married V. Oran Bentley in Sundown, Texas. They moved to Fort Worth, Texas. After retiring they lived in Retirement Inn in Fort Worth for several years. They recently lived at The Kensington in Hastings. Her husband died June 28, 1996.

She was a member of West Freeway Church of Christ and served on the Resident Board of Retirement Inn.

Survivors are one son, John W. Regenos of Cincinnati; one daughter, Jan. R. Watkins of Hastings; two sisters; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Memorials may be given to donor's choice.
 

Goldie L. Goudy
Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997
Hastings resident Goldie L. (Maxfield) Goudy, 91, of Good Samaritan Village Goldbeck Towers died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at her home.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at GSV All Saints Chapel with the Rev. Bill Liddell officiating. Burial will be in Kenesaw Cemetery at Kenesaw. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8-11 a.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Goudy was born July 10, 1906, to Robert Earl and Effie Luella (Pearson) Maxfield in Juniata. She graduated from high school in Juniata. She attended Hastings Business College. She was a secretary for K and R Products. She married Lloyd Goudy in 1928. They farmed in the Kenesaw area. In 1980 they retired and moved to Good Samaritan Village. Her husband died Aug. 16, 1993.

Survivors are two daughters, Maxine Hawes of Grand Island and Beverly Bostic of Newberry Park, Calif.; one son, Gerald of South Milwaukee, Wis.; one sister, Elizabeth McMillan of Portland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

A memorial will be established.
 

Roy 'Pete' Meline
Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997
Red Cloud resident Roy "Pete" Meline, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at his home.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Mike Lehr officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery.

Mr. Meline was born April 19, 1918, to Delbert and Eva (Crawford) Meline on a farm near Guide Rock. He attended a rural Webster County school and Red Cloud High School. On Dec. 5, 1948, he married Doramay Barnes in Red Cloud. He was a mechanic at Red Cloud Auto Shop until 1956. He then worked for Nebraska Department of Roads until retiring in 1983.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Christy Meline and Susie Meline, both of Red Cloud; and one sister, Mina Hamilton of Franklin.

Memorials may be given to Red Cloud Wesleyan Church or Mary Lanning Hospice.
 

Jack A. Smith
Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997
Clay Center resident Jack Atwell Smith, 52, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at his home.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christian Church in Clay Center with the Rev. John Green officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smith was born June 30, 1945, to Hollis and Dorothy (Brown) Smith in Mason City. He graduated from Ansley High School in 1963. On April 12, 1964, he married Wanda Lee Conrad in Nelson. They lived in Clay Center. He was a truck driver for Dahlsten Truck Line in Clay Center and later for Fox Ebko Boat Co. in Hastings. Five years ago he began working for the Clay County Department of Roads.

He was a member of Christian Church in Ansley and was active with Old Trusty Days in Clay Center.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Wende Wilhelms of Clay Center; one son, Rodney of Clay Center; his mother, Dorothy Frank of Broken Bow; two sisters, Delores Hendrickson of Broken Bow and Jean Millican of Gillette, Wyo.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Richard O. 'Shorty' Brunner
Monday, Oct. 27, 1997
Hastings resident Richard O. "Shorty" Brunner, 77, of 1935 Bateman St. died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Glenvil Cemetery at Glenvil. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Brunner was born Feb. 21, 1920, to Myron Albert and Abbie (St. John) Brunner in La Crosse, Wis. He grew up in Rushford, Minn. He served in World War II. On Aug. 14, 1949, he married Wilma Esther Hinrichs. She died Dec. 5, 1995. He worked at Hastings Irrigation Pipe for 33 years. He retired in 1989 as a supervisor in the warehouse.

He was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

He also was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
 

Grace M. Keim
Monday, Oct. 27, 1997
Hastings resident Grace M. (Brown) Breckner Keim, 95, of The Kensington, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Earl Higgins officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

Mrs. Keim was born Sept. 29, 1902, to George and Isadora (Shively) Brown in Imperial. On Oct. 22, 1924, she married Lloyd E. Breckner. He died in 1963. On June 26, 1965, she married Sebert Keim. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Mary Lanning Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Marilyn Burgess of Hastings and Doris McClung of Henderson; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church.


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