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|William D. Crawford
Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997
Edmond, Okla., resident William Dale Crawford, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997.
Memorial services were Nov. 3 at Central Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City with his son as one of the officiants. Guardian West Funeral Home of Oklahoma City was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, including the Rev. Stan of Harvard;
two daughters; two brothers; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Raymond H. Fidler
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at United Church of Christ in Spearfish. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Spearfish. Fidler Funeral Chapel of Spearfish is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife; four daughters; two sons; four sisters; and four brothers, including Paul of Hastings.
Memorials may be given to Spearfish United Church of Christ and charities
of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Della E. Geren
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today at Solt Funeral Home chapel in Central City. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Central City with the Rev. Nelson Newman officiating. Visitation is 5-7:30 p.m. today. Her remains will be cremated. Burial will be at a later date.
Mrs. Geren was born March 9, 1911, to Thomas and Mae (Godwin) McGowan in Hastings. She graduated from Holy Name Academy in 1929. She lived in St. Louis where she worked at KMOX Radio Station. She returned to Hastings. On Nov. 25, 1933, she married Michael Reuben Geren. They lived in Hastings until 1944 when they moved to Central City. They purchased McCreary Drugstore, which later became Geren Rexall Drugstore. Her husband died Sept. 9, 1963. She retired from the drugstore in 1983.
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Survivors are three sons, Pat of Central City, Thomas of Bellevue and Joe of Anita, Iowa; two daughters, Janice Gray of Loveland, Colo., and Mary Saggau of Arlington; two sisters, Dorothy Clark of Seattle, Wash., and Hazel Graves of Atwood, Kan.; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters.
Memorials may be given to the Kidney Foundation or Central City Cemetery.
Dale S. Ray
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moser Memorial Funeral Home chapel in Fremont. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery at Fremont.
Survivors are three sons, including Gene Ray of Hastings; one brother; one sister; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Memorial services are 7 p.m. Friday at Hastings College French Chapel. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Shiffler was born Jan. 6, 1918, in McAlester, Okla. He grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended high school and college there, graduating from Drake University in 1939. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a transport ship operator. After the war he worked as a professional actor in stock circuits in Massachusetts. He began his teaching career at Winterset (Iowa) High School. He earned his master's degree and doctorate at the University of Iowa. He was a member of the faculty for six years. In 1959 he became head of the speech and theater department at Hastings College. He continued to serve as one of the directors of the Summer Repertory Series and Fine Arts Festival Opera in Iowa City for several years. He led Hastings College fine arts trips to New York and Europe on several occasions. He retired in 1983. He acted in Hastings College and Omaha Community Theater productions in recent years. He was best known for his portrayal of Charles Dickens in readings of "A Christmas Carol." Nebraska Educational TV taped a reading in 1976, which has continued to be shown throughout the country during the holiday season. He started doing platform readings of the work in 1961 at Hastings College, which became a local tradition. He had finished compiling and writing a history of theatrics at Hastings College, which is not yet printed.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder. He was a member and former president of the Rotary Club and a 1997 charter member of the Pro Rege Society at Hastings College.
Survivors are his wife, Dorothy; three sons, Mark of Lincoln, Burke of Des Moines and Scott of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Sam of Manitou Springs, Colo.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Memorials may be given to Hastings College or First Presbyterian Church.
Eva Y. Austin
Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Kearney with the Rev. James D. Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin. Visitation is 4-8:30 p.m. today at Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney.
Mrs. Austin was born March 23, 1900, to William and Ida (Kirste) Yates in Wilsonville. She moved with her family to Franklin. She graduated from Franklin High School. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. On June 25, 1924, she married Estle Dake Austin in Franklin. They owned and operated Austin Grocery Store in Franklin. In 1961 they moved to Kearney. She assisted her husband in the office of the Kearney Hearing Aid Center. Her husband died Sept. 7, 1985. She moved to Good Samaritan Home in Gibbon in 1992.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Chapter EG, P.E.O., both in Kearney, Order of the Eastern Star of Franklin and Shrine Auxiliary.
Survivors are one daughter, Beverly Rasmussen of Kearney; one son, Richard of Bellevue; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Gibbon Good Samaritan
Carl L. Bauman
Memorial services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Juniata United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barbara L. Spangler officiating. Burial will be in Juniata Cemetery at Juniata. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today only. His remains will be cremated. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bauman was born April 15, 1933, to Elvin K. and Verna (Lambert) Bauman in Alliance. He graduated from Burwell High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-55 during the Korean War. On Sept. 6, 1953, he married Adeline K. Fajmon in Burwell. In 1964 they moved to Juniata from Lincoln. He was a retired truck driver.
He was a member of Juniata United Methodist Church, Methodist Men and American Legion Post No. 365.
Survivors are his wife; four daughters, Cathy L. Plettner of Batavia, Ill., Betty Jane Bower-Hansen of Kearney, Patricia Sandberg of Aurora and Sherry Chase of Holdrege; two brothers, Elvin K. Jr., of Belton, Mo., and Lee E. of Castle Rock, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
Beulah J. Hayes
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Joan Gaines officiating. Burial will be in Guide Rock Cemetery at Guide Rock. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hayes was born Sept. 15, 1916, to Robert Theodore and Ella Marie (Ralston) Mackie on a farm near Guide Rock. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1934. She attended Jennie Edmundson Hospital School of Nursing in Council Bluffs and Medical Record Technician A.R.T. On June 23, 1937, she married Charles Edward Hayes in Plattsmouth. Her husband died June 27, 1996.
She was a member of Superior and Grand Island Presbyterian churches, Daughters of the American Revolution and American Medical Record Association.
Survivors are three sons, Charles Jr. of Riverside, Calif., Bruce of Aurora, Colo., and Norman of Grand Island; one daughter, Kathleen Schultz Roark of Seattle; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to DAR Scholarship Fund in care of the family.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Salem Lutheran Church north of Superior with the Rev. Michael Osberg officiating. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is until 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Mrs. Uhrmacher was born June 28, 1915, to Milan and Rose (Huckfelt) Tanner in Lewellen. She attended school in Hastings. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School. On Feb. 23, 1936, she married Ray C. Uhrmacher at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hastings. They farmed near Hastings for many years. In 1944 they moved to a farm east of Cadams where they lived for 27 years. Her husband died March 4, 1978. She moved to Superior.
She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Salem Ladies Circle and Abdal and Cadams Extension Club.
Survivors are one daughter, Catherine Ahrens of Superior; three sons, Virgil of Cozad, Darrel of Omaha and Melvin of Superior; one brother, Vernon Tanner of Little Falls, Minn.; two sisters, Laura Silger of Panorama City, Calif., and Violet Clipper of Bakersfield, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by an infant daughter; one sister and three brothers.
Memorials may be sent to the family at Rural Route 2, Box 129, Superior,
Gerald E. VanWinkle
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Hubbell with the Rev. T.J. Fraser officiating. Burial will be in Hubbell Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Belleville, Kan.
Mr. VanWinkle was born Dec. 17, 1915, to George and Nettie (Cossine) VanWinkle in Republic County, Kan. On Jan. 19, 1939, he married Lena May Pointer in Belleville. He was a retired Hubbell Bank vice president and a retired postmaster.
He was a member of United Methodist Church in Hubbell, charter member of Hubbell Lions Club and served on the Hubbell Town Board.
Survivors are his wife of Hebron; one daughter, Bonnie Mumm of Chester; three brothers, Harold of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Kenneth of Beatrice and Eugene of Brady, Texas; three sisters, Arlene Sommers of Gillette, Wyo., Wilma Woodside of Hubbell and Ardath Carter of Artesia, N.M.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to United Methodist Church in Hubbell.
Marion 'Deac' Adams
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at United Metho-dist Church in Doniphan with the Rev. Bill Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery at Rosedale. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings.
Mr. Adams was born Aug. 24, 1923, to Frank and Hattie (Moore) Adams in Doniphan. He attended rural school. He graduated from Doniphan High School in 1940. He served in World War II in the Asiatic Theater and Occupied Japan. On Nov. 25, 1952, he married JoAnne Robb. He farmed near Doniphan until 1981. He drove a school bus for 16 years. He was employed by Thermo King in Hastings for eight years prior to retiring. After retiring he was a gate steward at Mid-Continent Raceways.
He was a member of the Doniphan Volunteer Fire Department and American Legion Post No. 300 of Doniphan.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Jana Adams of Omaha and Laurie Lueck of Doniphan; one son, Jeff of Doniphan; one sister, Melva Leonardt of Hastings; two brothers, Loyde of Lincoln and John of Hastings; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Memorials may be given to Doniphan United Methodist Church.
Hazel I. Wheeland
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home chapel in Nelson with the Rev. Royce Buchtel officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wheeland was born May 20, 1911, to Arthur M. and Dora A. (White) Ray near Nora. She attended School District 85 near Nora. She graduated from Nelson High School in 1929. In 1939 she married Harold L. Wheeland in Mankato, Kan. He preceded her in death. She lived in Edgar and Nelson. She moved to Nelson Good Samaritan Center Sept. 8, 1995.
She was a 60-year member of United Methodist Church, now Nelson Community United Church of Christ. She was a past member of Rebekah Lodge and Methodist Church Circle.
Survivors are two sons, Jack and Lonnie, both of Nelson; two daughters, Marcia Buresh of Nelson and Linda Williams of Ely, Minn.; one sister, Doris A. Menke of Nelson; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one infant brother and two sisters.
Memorials may be sent to the family at 137 W. Fourth St., Nelson, NE
Debra R. Kirch
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Coin, Iowa, with the Rev. Gerald Allsup officiating. Burial will be in Snow Hill Cemetery north of Coin. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m. Friday at Hackett Funeral Home in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Mrs. Kirch was born June 20, 1960, to Paul R. and Ruth Jackson in Shenandoah. She attended South Page Community School. She graduated from Lincoln School of Commerce with an associates of applied science degree in 1980. She graduated from Nebraska College of Business in Omaha in 1991 with an emphasis in micro accounting. She worked for Omaha National Bank, ERA Real Estate Co., Dutton-Lainson Co. of Hastings. She was the office manager of Kruger Commodities of Omaha prior to her illness. In 1991 she married Brett Kirch.
She was a member of Hastings Community Theater and American Saddlebred Association.
Survivors are her husband; her mother, Ruth Laird of Coin; two sisters, Nancy Olson of Coin and Anne Massie of Candler, N.C.; two brothers, Alan Jackson and William Francis "Bill," both of Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorials will be established to the Muscular Dystrophy Association
or a scholarship fund to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the study
of equine sciences. Donations to the memorial fund may be sent to the Debra
Kirch Memorial Fund, 15510 O St., Lincoln, NE 68520.
Letha M. Kaminski
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home chapel in Grand Island with the Rev. Jocelyn Tupper officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Kaminski was born March 26, 1918, to Roscoe and Grace (Nett) Turner in Selden, Kan. She grew up and attended school in the Guide Rock and Red Cloud areas. On June 3, 1960, she married Louis Kaminski in Grand Island. They lived in Hazard. They later moved to Omaha. She graduated from Omaha Public School of Practical Nursing in 1970 as a licensed practical nurse. She later moved to Hastings. She was an LPN at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital until retiring in 1988. Her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors are two sons, Timothy L. Redinger and Kyle Lynn Hetrick, both of Grand Island; two daughters, Lonna Jane Benzel and Mary Susan Warford, both of Grand Island; three sisters, Gwelda Thompson of Montrose, Colo., Norma Jean Ladman of Lakewood, Colo., and Artis Curd of Denver; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Leslie C. Redinger; and one sister.
Memorials may be given to St. Francis Medical Center Hospice.
Mary Ann Smith
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Franklin with the Rev. Bruce Crabtree officiating. Burial will be in Naponee Cemetery at Naponee. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin and 1 p.m. until services at the church.
Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 3, 1934, to Otto and Christina (Loschen) Bauerle on a farm 1 1/2 miles west of Naponee. She attended Naponee Public Schools. She graduated from Naponee High School in 1952. She attended Kearney State Teachers College. On Aug. 21, 1954, she married Arvid Smith. They later divorced.
She was a member of Charity Lutheran Church in Burleson where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Survivors are three sons, David of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, Russell of
Plano, Texas, and Douglas of Louisville, Texas; one sister, Val Jean Johnson
of Naponee; and one grandchild.
Lydia G. Swanson
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl Higgins officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Swanson was born Jan. 16, 1911, to George and Elizabeth (Spady) Krieger in a sod house in Carlock near Gregory, S.D. She graduated from Gregory High School in 1930. In 1932 she moved to Hastings. She married Adolph Laverne "Swede" Swanson in 1935. He preceded her in death. She taught private piano lessons from her home.
She was the granddaughter of Carl Krieger, one of the founders of the German Congregational Emmanuel Church of Hastings. She was the great-granddaughter of John Krieger, who along with John Nolde headed the exploring party that left Norka, Russia, to examine land near Sutton for mass migration of German Russians to Nebraska. Her parents were born in Russia and married in Hastings. They homesteaded 80 acres and built a sod house in Carlock.
She was a 63-year member of First United Methodist Church and a member of United Travelers Union Auxiliary. She was a charter member of the The Golden Age Entertainers of Good Samaritan Village. She played the organ and piano until earlier this year.
Survivors are one son, Donald of Chicago; two brothers, Bill Krieger of Carmichael, Calif., and Harry Krieger of Gregory; two sisters, Marie Wolf of Hastings and Ester Graesser of Crane, Mo.; and one grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Hutchins Funeral Home chapel in Franklin with the Rev. Dean Joy officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Weber was born Jan. 8, 1912, to Charles and Della (VanCleave) Grothaus in Reamsville, Kan. She attended Franklin Public Schools. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1930. On July 17, 1932, she married Glenn Weber in Smith Center. They farmed in the Reamsville area. In 1950 they moved to a farm five miles south of Franklin. In 1961 they moved into Franklin. Her husband died in 1985. She was a clerk for Haines Grocery and later a cook for Brad's Supper Club, both in Franklin.
She was a member of the Friendly Dozen Club.
Survivors are one son, Darrel of St. Francis, Kan.; two daughters, Sue Crisler of Lincoln and Donna Hamilton of Franklin; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two grandchildren.
Thomas W. Hagan
Rosary is 9:45 a.m. Monday with services to follow 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. Hagan was born Sept. 18, 1948, to John G. and Sadie A. (Ringhart) Hagan in Portage, Wis. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. On June 26, 1971, he married Valzora Miller in St. James Basilica, Jamestown, N.D. In 1991 they moved to Hastings. He was a shop foreman for Farmland Industries Inc. for 18 years.
He was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and VFW.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Dawn Michelle Hagan and Tina Christine Koci, both of Hastings; his mother of Jamestown; three brothers, Timothy J. of Minneapolis, Minn., Terrance Patrick of Fargo, N.D., and Anthony M. of Jamestown; two sisters, Kathleen Jones of Lincoln and Monica Batesole of Bismarck, N.D.; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Hutchins Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dean Joy officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Robinson was born Jan. 29, 1900, to Wilfred and Adel (Smith) Dooley on a farm near Lawrence. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1917 and from Kearney Junior College in Kearney. On June 16, 1925, she married Ralph Robinson. She was a school teacher for 37 years. She taught in the Sandhills, Bloomington, Franklin and Sindt school districts. She moved from Lawrence to the Sandhills. In 1947 she moved to Bloomington and in 1960 to Franklin. Her husband died in 1985.
She was a member of United Methodist Church of Franklin, P.E.O. Chapter P of Bloomington and Sunny Hills Extension Club.
She is survived by one sister, Alvera Prewitt of Wheatland, Wyo.
She also was preceded in death by a foster son, three brothers and six
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Axtell. Graveside services are 2:15 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell. Freeland-Layton Funeral Home of Axtell is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Anita of Campbell; one daughter; one son; three brothers; one sister; and two grandchildren.