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Harlan L. Brown
Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997
Hastings resident Harlan L. Brown, 84, of 726 N. Saunders Ave. died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church in Holstein with the Rev. Beverly Minor officiating. Burial will be in Roseland Cemetery at Roseland. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brown was born June 14, 1913, to John and Addie (Shaw) Brown near Inland. He graduated from Pauline High School in 1930. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years. He later worked for Hastings Regional Center.

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

Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church in Holstein.
 

Paul A. Karr
Friday, Oct. 31, 1997
Kenesaw resident Paul A. Kerr, 77, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Haven Home in Kenesaw.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church in Juniata with the Rev. Brian Pummill officiating. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery at Juniata with military rites provided by Kenesaw American Legion No. 268. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home of Kenesaw is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Karr was born Sept. 20, 1920, to Roscoe and Emma (Hahlweg) Karr in Holyoke, Colo. He attended Wanda Parochial School for eight years. He served in the U.S. Air Corps from 1942-46. On June 4, 1950, he married Mildred Rose at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings. They farmed in the Kenesaw area. 

He was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church where he was a trustee and elder. He also was a member of Kenesaw American Legion No. 268 and a lifetime member of the American Angus Association.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Janet Ahrens of Fremont; three sons, Stanley of Sterling, Douglas of Kenesaw and Scott of Juniata; one sister, Darbue Einspahr of Kenesaw; two brothers, Delvin of Holstein and Eugene of Denver; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be given to Christ Lutheran Church.
 

E. Winifred 'Wini' Fleharty
Friday, Oct. 31, 1997
Kenesaw resident E. Winifred "Wini" (Tucker) Fleharty, 93, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Kenesaw Haven Home.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Sam Rathod officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8-11 a.m. Tuesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings.

Mrs. Fleharty was born Feb. 22, 1904, to Francis W. and Elizabeth (Shannon) Tucker in Aurora. On Aug. 7, 1928, she married Vernon Fleharty. They moved to Hastings in 1935. Her husband died March 7, 1956. She was instrumental in starting Hope Training School.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors are six sons, Harold, Lyle and Max, all of Hastings, Gerald of El Paso, Texas, Eugene of Hays, Kan., and Lynn of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Memorials may be given to Hope Training School or Mid-Nebraska Individual Services.
 

Helene A. Paulus
Friday, Oct. 31, 1997
Former Hastings resident Helene A. Paulus, 103, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Harvard Rest Haven.

Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Miss Paulus was born April 15, 1894, to Frederick and Augusta (Hoffman) Paulus in Clay County. She attended Harvard Schools. She worked for Hested's Store in Hastings and cleaned houses. She lived in Harvard, Hastings and Juniata.

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

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

John Tickle
Friday, Oct. 31, 1997
Harvard resident John Tickle, 44, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Aurora Memorial Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Harvard with the Rev. Dr. Hal Smith officiating. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard.

Mr. Tickle was born June 25, 1953, to Iley and Loretta (Cole) Tickle in Dover, Del. On Dec. 13, 1985, he married Debby Marshall. They moved to Harvard 15 years ago. He was a semitrailer truck driver for Harvard Chemical for 13 years. He was a self-employed over-the-road truck driver for the past year.

He was a member of United Methodist Church and Harvard Volunteer Fire Department and was an emergency medical technician.

Survivors are his wife; four daughters, Michelle Meyer of Aurora, Janea Tickle of Boise, Idaho, Patricia Tickle of Elma, Wash., and Juliann Tickle of Harvard; two sons, Ron Tickle of Yelm, Wash., and Mitch Meyer of Harvard; his mother of Elma; two sisters, Jane Allbritton and Bonnie Sommerville, both of Redmond, Ore.; four brothers, Troy of Elma, Iley of Redmond, William of Germany and Jim of Shelton, Wash.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Hazel E. Fitzsimmons
Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997
Minden resident Hazel E. (Rasmussen) Fitzsimmons, 88, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at Bethany Home in Minden.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Minden Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer officiating. There will be no visitation. Layton Funeral Home of Minden is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Fitzsimmons was born Feb. 4, 1909, to Rudolph and Mary Rasmussen in Stamford. She married Perry Richard Fitzsimmons. In 1939 they moved to Minden. They owned and operated Fitzsimmons Furniture. Her husband died in August 1997.

She was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden, Order of the Eastern Star and P.E.O.

Survivors are two sons, John Michael of Minden and Richard S. of Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, Marie McCann of Long Beach, Calif.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She also was preceded in death by four sisters.
 

Doris E. Miles
Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997
Hastings resident Doris E. (Foster) Miles, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. 

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at McLaughlin Funeral Home chapel in Clay Center with the Rev. John Green officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Miles was born April 15, 1911, to Ami and Esther (Zimmermann) Foster in Clay Center. She graduated from Clay Center High School. On April 14, 1937, she married Robert B. Miles. She worked at Flossie's Cafe in Clay Center for many years. Her husband died June 25, 1983. In 1983 she moved to Fairfield. She moved to Good Samaritan Village in 1990.

Survivors are one daughter, Linda Miller of Crete; one son, Gary of Hastings; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Clarence.
 

Selma M. Trautman
Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997
Sutton resident Selma Marie Trautman, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Sutton with the Rev. Terry Jorgensen officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Trautman was born Aug. 2, 1907, to Jacob J. and Allie Alice (Yost) Hofmann on a farm near Clay Center. She attended School District 11 in York County. She graduated from Sutton High School in 1926. On June 22, 1933, she married Herman A. Trautman in Sutton. They lived in Omaha, Sioux City, Iowa and Denver. She was a saleswoman in the fashion department of a retail store in Denver. She and her husband retired in 1972. In 1984 they moved to Sutton. 

She was a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church and its Ladies Aid, Order of the Eastern Star and Rose Croix Chapter No. 400 of Sioux City.

She is survived by her husband.

Memorials may be given to Emmanuel Reformed Church or its Ladies Aid group.
 

Glenn A. Christensen
Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997
Hastings resident Glenn A. Christensen, 82, of 2000 W. 14th St. died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Miller officiating. There will be masonic services at the church. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Christensen was born Dec. 7, 1914, to Andrew and Dora (Jacobsen) Christensen in Holstein. He graduated from Holstein High School. On May 23, 1942, he married Helen Larson. They farmed northwest of Holstein. In 1983 they moved to Hastings.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church; Lamplighters Class; Thursday Morning Men's Bible Study Group; Mid-West Lodge No. 317; Scottish Rite; Tehama Temple; Shrine Greeters; Order of the Eastern Star Acacia Chapter No. 39, of which he was past worthy patron; Mother's Against Drunk Driving; and Mary Lanning Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors are his wife; and one brother, Lester of Lincoln.

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

Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church or The Salvation Army.
 

Bertna 'Wendy' Weldon
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997
Former Ionia, Kan., resident Bertna Frances "Wendy" Weldon, 73, of Townson, Md., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, in Boston Medical Center in Boston.

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Ionia Cemetery with the Rev. Laura Fricker officiating. Melby Mortuary of Mankato, Kan., was in charge of arrangements.

Miss Weldon was born March 31, 1924, to Ray Houston and Alma Edith (Dusenbery) Weldon in Kansas. She was active in the theater in the Boston area.

Memorials may be given to donor's choice.
 

Tom Groothuis
Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997
Rural Axtell resident Tom Groothuis, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at Kearney County Health Services Long-Term Care Unit.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hildreth with the Rev. Ronald Ebb officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery at Hildreth. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Jelden-Layton Funeral Home in Hildreth.

Mr. Groothuis was born Oct. 24, 1917, to Tom and Anna (Stratman) Groothuis in Hildreth. He grew up in the Ash Grove area south of Hildreth. He attended Ash Grove School District 22. On Dec. 14, 1940, he married Margaret Frerichs. They farmed in the Ash Grove area before moving to a farm north of Hildreth.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Myron of Hastings; one daughter, Karen Carriger of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Marie Frerichs of Minden; eight grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

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

Hazel I. Meyer
Monday, Nov. 3, 1997
Minden resident Hazel I. (Petersen) Meyer, 93, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at Bethany Home in Minden.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Fredricksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden with the Rev. Sandra Leifeste officiating. Burial will be in Fredricksburg Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

Mrs. Meyer was born June 11, 1904, to Peter "Pete" and Marie (Jacobs) Petersen in Kearney County. She attended country school through the eighth grade. She graduated from Minden High School. She attended Kearney State Teachers College. She taught country school near her home. On June 2, 1926, she married Urban J. Meyer at her parents' home. They farmed near Minden until 1939. They moved into Minden. She was a cook at East Elementary for 20 years. Her husband died in 1978.

She was a member of Fredricksburg Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school. She also was a member of the Ladies Aid Sewing Circle.

Survivors are two sons, Merle of Daytona Beach, Fla., and the Rev. John of Albany, Ore.; one daughter, Marilyn Knudsen of Chula Vista, Calif.; one sister, Isabel Madsen of Minden; one brother, Philip Petersen of Norman; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one sister.


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