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Jack C. Monahan
Monday, Oct. 27, 1997
Former Ayr resident Jack Calvin Monahan, 65, of Naperville, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Earl Higgins officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr.

Mr. Monahan was born Nov. 2, 1931, to Ralph and Lucy (Woodworth) Monahan in Ayr. He moved with his family to Denver at the age of 5. He graduated from the University of Denver with a business degree. He later graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich., with a master's degree in business administration. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Betty Wagner. He worked for Texaco in various management positions for more than 31 years. He retired in 1987. 

He was a lifelong member of the Baptist church.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Steven of Westboro, Mass., and Mark C. of Gainesville, Fla.; one brother, Robert of Temeculah, Calif.; one sister, Melissa Voss of Kearney; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Lung Association, DuPage and McHenry Counties, P.O. Box 590, 526 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.
 

Anna-Maria Benson
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
Former Hastings resident Anna-Maria Benson, 4, of Chapman died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kleine Funeral Home chapel in Grand Island with Envoy Jim Tooley officiating. Burial will be in Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Anna-Maria was born Feb. 27, 1993, in Grand Island. She lived in Grand Island, Hastings and Omaha before moving to Chapman in March. She attended Central City Head Start.

Survivors are her mother and stepfather, Tonya Benson and Jose Urbina of Chapman; one sister, LaReina Urbina of Chapman; grandmother, Linda Benson of Norwalk, Ohio; grandfather, Magdaleno Urbina of Omaha; great-grandparents, Bessie Allen of Virginia and Ervin and Carol Benson of Nysted.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Raymond 'Butch' Gray
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
York resident Raymond E. "Butch" Gray, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, in York.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in York. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at York. Lewis Funeral Chapel of York is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gray married Marguerite Ann Kitts of Holstein. She died Feb. 4, 1990.
 

Harold E. Houck
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
Bruning resident Harold E. Houck, 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, in Geneva.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bruning with the Rev. Vern Barlow officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Bruning. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at Farmer and Son Funeral Home in Geneva.

Mr. Houck was born in Strang. He married Amanda Bowman. She preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church

Survivors are one daughter, LaVerda Walker of Carleton; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
 

August Meyer
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
Hastings resident August Meyer, 93, of The Kensington died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Cheryl Elfond and Carl Utley officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Meyer was born July 5, 1904, to Fred and Kathrina (Scheierman) Meyer in Sutton. He attended School District 79. On July 26, 1925, he married Edna Bettger in Sutton. She died Oct. 8, 1987. He was employed by Burlington Northern Railroad in the bridge department. He moved to Hastings in 1947.

He was a former member of German Congregational Church. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Eagles Aerie No. 592 and Burlington Northern Railroad Veterans Assistance Chapter No. 18 and was a 50-year member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees.

Survivors are two daughters, Helen Ochsner of Sutton and Marian Dirks of Hastings; one son, Robert A. of Hastings; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by an infant son, one sister and six brothers.

Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church.
 

Francis H. Roth Jr.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
Hastings resident Francis H. "Fran" Roth Jr., 74, of 815 N. St. Joseph Ave. died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at his home.

Rosary is 10:45 a.m. and services are 11 a.m., both Friday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Roth was born June 25, 1923, to Francis Sr. and Flora (Cantwell) Roth in Hastings. He graduated from St. Cecilia High School in 1941. He attended Hastings College. He was as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross. On Jan. 24, 1948, he married Alice Berquist. He was a salesman for Fred Goll Furniture and later Jahnke Supply. He retired in 1985.

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

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mary Lou Wilson and Cathie Lonnquist, both of Hastings; two brothers, Dick of California and Tom of Kearney; one sister, Mary Roth of Hastings; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to Hastings Catholic Schools Endowment Fund.
 

Margaret A. Balch
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
Rural Formoso, Kan., resident Margaret Agnes (Nelson) Balch, 100, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at her son's home in Formoso.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Montrose United Methodist Church near Mankato, Kan. Burial will be in Balch Cemetery at Formoso. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Melby Mortuary at Mankato.

Mrs. Balch was born Aug. 20, 1897, to George W. and Lottie A. (Stuchell) Nelson in Montrose. She was a lifelong resident of the Montrose area. On March 31, 1917, she married Theron "Jim" Balch in Nelson. He died April 9, 1986. She was a homemaker.

She was a 75-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Port Chapter in Jewell, Kan., charter member of the Montrose Community Club and a member of Montrose United Methodist Church.

Survivors are one son, George of Formoso; one daughter, Margaret Balch of Concordia, Kan.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the church or donor's choice.
 

LeRoy Freeburger
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
Kenesaw resident LeRoy Freeburger, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at Haven Home in Kenesaw.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Dean Clausing officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Freeburger was born Oct. 23, 1917, to Roy and Ava (Richert) Freeburger in Douglas County. In 1927 he moved to Hastings. He worked for Borley Moving and Storage. He later worked for Uerling Furniture until retiring.

Survivors are one sister, Arlene Nielsen of Denver; and one brother, Dick of Hastings.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church.
 

Meredith J. Hoops
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
Deshler resident Meredith Jo (McCoy) Hoops, 41, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, in Lincoln.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler with the Rev. Dan Heuer officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery at Deshler. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Ahrendts Funeral Home in Deshler.

Mrs. Hoops was born Jan. 9, 1956, to Dale and Helen McCoy in Fort Collins, Colo. She was a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Deshler Lutheran School.

She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Survivors are her husband, Dale; one daughter, Kendra Hoops of Deshler; parents of Loveland, Colo.; two sisters, Judy Fintel of Deshler and Pat Markel of Longmont, Colo.; and grandmother, Hertha Henkel of Longmont, Colo.

A memorial has been established.
 

Dean Killion
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
Former Fairfield resident Dean Killion, 71, of Lubbock, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.

Graveside services were to be at 10 a.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Memorial services are 5 p.m. today at Westmont Christian Church in Lubbock. Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Killion was born July 21, 1926, in Fairfield. In 1950 he married Patricia Larsen in Sioux City. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with bachelor's and master's degrees in music. He also pursued graduate work at the University of Iowa. He taught instrumental music in Sidney and was instructor of brass instruments and assistant to the band director at the University of Nebraska. From 1959-82 he directed the Texas Tech University Band. He also was director of bands at Fresno (Calif.) State College. He retired from teaching in 1985. After retiring he was director of the Lubbock Westwinds Brass Band for many years.

He was a member of the American Band Masters Association and past president of the Texas Band Masters Association. He received many awards, including the Lubbock Citizen Award in 1963 and Outstanding Community Salesman in 1967. In 1974 he was honored as a Master Alumni of the University of Nebraska and received the West Texas Museum's Action Award for Contributions to the Enrichment and Culture of the Great High Plains. In 1992 he was chosen Band Master of the Year by the Texas Band Masters Association and was inducted into the Bandmasters Hall of Fame by the honorary band fraternity Phi Beta Mu.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Jim and Jerry, both of Lubbock; one daughter, Barbara Killion Newton of Weatherford, Texas; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Texas Tech Band Alumni Association Dean Killion Scholarship, P.O. Box 42033, Lubbock, TX 79409-2033 or Dean Killion Scholarship in Care of Ex-Student Association, P.O. Box 45001, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX 79409.
 

Shallo P. Remmenga
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
Minden resident Shallo P. (White) Remmenga, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at Kearney County Health Services Long Term Care Unit in Minden.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Layton Funeral Home chapel 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. today.

Mrs. Remmenga was born June 2, 1915, to Robert R. and Fannie (Monk) White in Kearney County. She grew up in the Minden area and attended Minden Public Schools. On June 30, 1932, she married Frank Remmenga. They lived in Minden.

She was a member of United Methodist Church.

Survivors are two daughters, Barbara Kuehn of Minden and Mary Warnke of Ford, Kan.; three sons, Tom of Fairbury, Jerry of Minden and Bill of Slidell, La.; four brothers, Ernest White of Huron, S.D., Robert White of Yucaipa, Calif., and Fred White and Frank White, both of Minden; two sisters, Erma Miller of Minden and Jane Lilyhorn of Holdrege; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and one great-grandchild.
 

James J. Baker
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997
Hastings resident James J. Baker, 69, of 513 N. Chestnut Ave. died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Rosary is 10:15 a.m. and services are 10:30 a.m., both Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1-9 p.m. Sunday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

Mr. Baker was born June 30, 1928, to Donnell and Mary (McGahan) Baker near Elsie. He graduated from St. Patrick's High School in North Platte in 1945. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946-47 and in the U.S. Army from 1950-52. He graduated from St. Michael's College in Santa Fe, N.M., in 1962. In 1970 he graduated from Worden's School of Social Work at Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio, Texas, with a master's degree. In 1971 he married Margaret A. "Markey" Smythe Hinrichs in York. He was a social worker at Hastings Regional Center for 27 years.

He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Eagles, American Legion and Crosier Apostolate.

Survivors are his wife; one stepson, Gary Hinrichs of Hastings; one stepdaughter, Angela Beyersdorf of Grand Island; and two sisters, Anne Sadi and Edith Quinn, both of North Platte.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Daryl H. Hosack
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997
Alexandria resident Daryl H. Hosack, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, in Omaha.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Price Funeral Home chapel in Hebron with the Rev. William Grant officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hosack was born Feb. 25, 1918, to Lafayette and Osa May (Sims) Hosack in Alexandria. He graduated from Alexandria High School in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a retired construction laborer. He also worked as a farmer, auto mechanic, heavy equipment operator and meat cutter.

Survivors are his wife, Josephine; three sons, Hugh of Lincoln, Daniel of Dillon, Colo., and Michael R. of Alexandria; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established.
 
 

C.G. 'Chris' Hemmingsen
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997
Former Hastings resident C.G. "Chris" Hemmingsen, 65, of Wellington, Kan., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Wellington with the Rev. Larry Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Sumner Memorial Gardens with military rites provided by Tom Schwinn American Legion Post No. 90. Hawks Funeral Home of Wellington is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hemmingsen was born Feb. 24, 1932, to Hans Christian and Laura (Fogt) Hemmingsen in Aurora. He attended school in Hastings. He graduated from Hastings College in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56 in Germany. On Aug. 18, 1956, he married Leila Lou Gass in Hastings. He attended Iowa State University, pursuing a master's degree in public relations. In 1958 he began working as assistant manager of the Salina (Kan.) Chamber of Commerce. In 1960 he moved to Wellington to manage the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce. He later worked for Hyten Insurance for two years. In 1966 he joined Security State Bank. He attended the Wisconsin School of Banking in 1968, 1969 and 1970 where he received a degree in bank administration. He was elected to the board of directors of Security State Bank in 1972 and was named president in 1975. He retired as bank president in 1995.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he has served as a ruling elder, trustee and various other capacities and was a member of the choir. He was a member of the Board of Education for four years and served as president of the Recreation Commission of Wellington for 27 years. He was a member of the Wellington Elks Lodge, where he served as an officer for seven years and as exalted ruler in 1969. He served on the Wellington Industrial Development Committee and chaired the financial drive for Four Winds Girl Scout Council from 1975-95.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Christopher Andrew of Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Heidi Christine Nelson of Topeka, Kan.; two sisters, Thelma Thompson of Sterling, Colo., and Vera Thurman of Troy, Ill.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Wellington Public Library.
 

Margaret Stalsberg
Monday, Oct. 27, 1997
Viroqua, Wis., resident Margaret Stalsberg, 77, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, in Viroqua.

Services were Thursday in Westby, Wis. Burial was in Coon Prairie Cemetery in Westby. Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three sons, including Arvid Stalsberg of Hastings; one daughter; one brother; and four sisters; 11 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.


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