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Florence Johnson
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997
Minden resident Florence (Quadhamer) Johnson, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at Kearney County Health Services Long Term Care Unit in Minden.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minden with the Rev. Ted Treat officiating. Burial will be in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery south of Hildreth. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. today at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

Mrs. Johnson was born March 14, 1910, to Harm J. and Sophia G. (Decker) Quadhamer near Hildreth. She graduated from Hebron Academy and attended one year of college at Hebron Academy. She taught school in Iowa for a short time. She later returned to the Hildreth area. On June 28, 1934, she married Frank O. Johnson at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. They farmed northwest of Macon. Her husband died in 1963. In 1965 she moved to Minden.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was active in its women's groups.

Survivors are one son, Leon of Upland; one daughter, Naomi Binder of Aurora, Colo.; three sisters, Marie Westerbuhr of Minden, Anne Wegner of Minneapolis, Minn., and Tena Tornow of Appleton, Wis.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Dewey L. Harris
Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997
Hastings resident Dewey L. Harris, 64, of 4940 W. Prairie Lake Road died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services are 10 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Cheryl Ann Elfond and Carl Utley officiating. There will be no public viewing. His remains will be cremated. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Harris was born June 23, 1933, to Leland and Ethel (Ingram) Harris in Red Rock, Texas. On Aug. 21, 1955, he married Eugenia "Jeanne" Scott. He served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant during the Korean War from 1955-57. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas A&M University. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1961 with a doctorate in animal breeding. He taught at Iowa State University from 1960-64. He worked for DeKalb AgResearch in DeKalb, Ill., from 1964-74, serving as director of poultry research from 1971-74. From 1974-76 he worked for Agriculture Canada where he administrated the National Dairy Cattle Breeding project. In 1976 he became research leader of the Animal Genetics Research Unit for the USDA's Agricultural Research Service at Purdue University. In 1986 he transferred to the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center to perform systems analysis of swine production. In 1991 he co-authored the textbook "Pork Production Systems." His career included a wide range of research contributions. 

He attended First Presbyterian Church and was a member of numerous professional organizations. In 1992 he received the Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics by the American Society of Animal Science.

Survivors are his wife; three sons, Scott of Librevill, Gabon, Jeff of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Todd of Amman, Jordan; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the scholarship fund at Texas A&M University or First Presbyterian Church.
 

Helen Keeney
Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997
Grafton resident Helen (Huber) Keeney, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kohler Mortuary chapel in Sutton with the Free German Reformed Salem Church elders officiating. Burial will be in the Free German Reformed Salem Cemetery near Sutton.

Mrs. Keeney was born March 30, 1921, to Walbemar and Helen (Griess) Huber on a farm near Lushton. She attended School District 8 in Clay County. On Dec. 21, 1951, she married James Keeney in Lincoln. They lived in Lincoln, California, Illinois and Colorado, mostly living in Santa Ana, Calif. She was a money manager for Continental Vending Co. Her husband died in June 1986. In 1989 she retired and moved to Grafton.

She was a member of Free German Reformed Salem Church.

Survivors are one daughter, Laura Prater of Santa Ana; one son, Steven of Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, Ruth Griess of Sutton; two half sisters, Johanna Cody of Minneapolis, Minn., and Louisa Griess of Grafton; one brother, Ben Huber of Grafton; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She also was preceded in death by an infant son and one brother.
 

Richard Rowbal
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997
Ord resident Richard Rowbal, 80, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, in Ord.

Services are 10:30 a.m. today at Ord United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ord City Cemetery. Ord Memorial Funeral Home chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rowbal was a member of the Tehama Shrine of Hastings.

Survivors are one son, Richard of Hastings; one sister; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Ord Volunteer Fire Department, Ord United Methodist Church or Valley County Nursing Home.
 

William H. Frasier Sr.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997
Hastings resident William Howard "Pete" Frasier Sr., 68, of 623 S. Lincoln Ave. died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at his home.

Services are 2:30 p.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dan Billings officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

Mr. Frasier was born May 21, 1929, to Ralph and Dora Belle (Chaney) Frasier near Giltner. He attended Hastings Senior High School. He served in the National Guard in Hastings. He worked for Hastings Gas Department. He later Great Plains Packaging Co. until retiring due to ill health.

He was an active member of American Legion and a lifetime member of the Eagles.

Survivors are one son, William Howard Jr. of Colleyville, Texas; two daughters, Susan J. Frasier of Irving, Texas, and Kathryn Robinson of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Edith Willcock of Hastings and Mary Carolyn Thallas of Gillette, Wyo.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Anna; one sister, one brother and one grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

John L. Butler
Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997
Hebron resident John Leonard Butler, 65, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hebron with the Rev. Brent W. Kuhlman officiating. Burial will be in Hebron City Cemetery. Hebron Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Butler was born Oct. 4, 1932, to Ralph and Lucy Adelia (Wheeling) Butler in Tilden. He graduated from Tilden High School. He attended Wayne State College for one year. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1951-54. He received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, three stars, China Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He attended Norfolk Junior College for two years. On Aug. 24, 1957, he married Marlene Phyllis Siedschlag in Norfolk. He graduated from Illinois School of Optometry. They moved to Seward. After six months they moved to Hebron where he purchased the Louis Thomas Optometry business. He retired in February 1997 due to ill health.

He was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church of which he was a former elder and finance chairman. He was a member of the Lions Club and Saxton American Legion Post No. 180, both of Hebron, the American and Nebraska Optometry associations and Hall of Success at Norfolk Junior College. He was past president of both the Hebron Country Club and Hebron Chamber of Commerce; former member of the Hebron Board of Education; served on the State of Nebraska board of Examiners for Optometry; and was founder of Volunteer Optometry Service of Humanity. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Nebraska Optometric Association.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Todd J. of Kansas City, Mo., and Samuel W. of Philadelphia, Pa.; and one daughter, Shelly J. Dometrorch of Columbia, Mo.
 

Barsha Drew
Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997
Hastings resident Barsha (Hire) Drew, 86, of 415 W. 11th St. died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at her home.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Marks Pro-Cathedral. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Drew was born Feb. 27, 1911, to Guy B. and Marietta (Elson) Hire in Madrid. She graduated from Nebraska Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1933. On Nov. 25, 1937, she married Clyde Drew Jr. He died June 4, 1969. She worked as a nurse for Dr. Smith and for Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. 

She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral where she was active with youth and the Altar Guild and superintendent of Sunday school. She was a volunteer for Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels and YWCA.

Survivors are two daughters, Mary Jane Drake of Berwyn and Barsha Kay "B.K." Brott of Falls City; one sister, Dorothy Frame of Thorton, Colo.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to St. Mark's Pro-Cathedral or Mary Lanning Hospice.
 

Roger O. Overturf
Friday, Nov. 14, 1997
Edgar resident Roger O. Overturf, 85, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Ong with the Rev. Bonnie Linton-Hendrick officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Grove Cemetery at Ong. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Overturf was born Sept. 14, 1912, to Gourley and Amy (Vickers) Overturf on a farm in Clay County. On Aug. 25, 1933, he married Minnie Hokom in Lincoln. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Virginia Moore of Edgar; two sons, John of Edgar and Jimmie of Sutton; one brother, Harry of Sutton; one sister, Gracia Andersen of Edgar; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to United Methodist Church of Ong or Chapel Grove Cemetery.
 

Doris Horton
Friday, Nov. 14, 1997
Superior resident Doris Horton, 81, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, in Superior.

Services were to be 11 a.m. today at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. L. Patterson Culligan officiating. Burial was planned in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior.

Miss Horton was born Feb. 11, 1916, to Floyd Alonzo and Mayme Watson (Bruce) Horton in Davenport.

She is survived by one sister, Mae Mellott of Superior.
 

Darlene M. Meyers
Friday, Nov. 14, 1997
Franklin resident Darlene M. (Whitt) Meyers, 65, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at her home.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hutchins Funeral Home chapel in Franklin with the Rev. Dean Joy officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at Bloomington. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Meyers was born May 20, 1932, to Lloyd and Gladys (Orender) Whitt in Albion. On Dec. 2, 1954, she married Gilbert Meyers in Central City. They lived in Grand Island, Broken Bow, Dodge City, Kan., and Fullerton before moving to Franklin in 1979. Her husband died in 1990. She worked for Nash-Finch and as a checker for Jack and Jill in Broken Bow and Grand Island for many years.

Survivors are one daughter, Julia Chambers of Dodge City, Kan.; two sons, Dan and Leland, both of Grand Island; one brother, Charles L. Whitt of Indianapolis, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter and one brother.
 

Jack E. Newlun Sr.
Friday, Nov. 14, 1997
Hastings resident Jack E. Newlun Sr., 72, of 2715 W. Eighth St. died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Miller officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. until services Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Newlun was born Sept. 10, 1925, to Ernest (Jack) and Ida (Lee) Newlun in Aurora. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-46, on a LCI landing craft in the European Theater. On July 2, 1959, he married Betty B. Ball. They moved to the Hastings area in 1960. He was a locomotive engineer for Burlington Northern Railroad for 40 years. He retired in 1987.

He was a member of VFW Post No. 1346, American Legion, Burlington Northern Locomotive Engineers and Masonic Lodge of Aurora and was a founding member of Four Rivers Sportsman Club.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, June Luebke of Omaha and Connie Waldron of Littleton, Colo.; two sons, James K. of Lincoln and Jack E. Jr. of Hastings; one brother, Jim of Republican City; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Harry Schardt
Friday, Nov. 14, 1997
Hebron resident Harry Schardt, 86, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, in Hebron.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church (Friedensau) in rural Hebron with the Rev. Duane Simonson officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home in Hebron and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

Mr. Schardt was born Sept. 22, 1911, to Ernst and Lilly (Vetter) Schardt in rural Carleton. He was a retired farmer.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was an elder and trustee. He was treasurer of Trinity Lutheran Board of Education and a 4-H leader.

Survivors are his wife, Elsie; one son, Harlan of Hebron; two daughters, Elaine O'Neal of Hebron and Juleen Young of Hastings; three brothers, Ralph and Elmer, both of Hebron, and Wayne of The Woodlands, Texas; three sisters, Gertrude Nehrig of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mabel Wegener and Lilly Holtzen, both of Hebron; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one great-grandchild.
 

Bennie D. 'Ben' Anderson
Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997
Alma resident Bennie Dean "Ben" Anderson, 68, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Alma. Burial will be in Alma Cemetery. Banta-Torrey Funeral Home of Alma is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Anderson was employed by Werner Construction of Hastings from 1979 until May. He was forced to retire due to ill health.
 

Clarence J. Gilsdorf
Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997
Hastings resident Clarence J. Gilsdorf, 92, of 2415 W. Seventh St. died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. William Holoubec officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery east of Lawrence. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Gilsdorf was born Oct. 24, 1905, to Guido and Magdalene (Wiebler) Gilsdorf in Lawrence. He attended school in Cornlea and Lawrence. On Feb. 12, 1934, he married Rose L. Faimon. He farmed in the Edgar and Lawrence areas and worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot east of Hastings. He worked at the Hastings Regional Center from 1966-73. They moved to Hastings in 1967.

He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Catholic Order of Foresters. He was a past member of Sacred Heart Church in Lawrence and the Eagles Club.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mary R. Anderson of Fairbury and Agnes Archer Harris of Hastings; one sister, Alvera Thompson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Clarence Jr.; one daughter, Dolores Mertens; five brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Reinhardt 'Reiny' Huber
Friday, Nov. 14, 1997
Sutton resident Reinhardt "Reiny" Huber, 89, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at Sutton Community Home in Sutton.

Services were to be at 1:30 p.m. today at Kohler Mortuary chapel in Sutton with the Free German Reformed Salem Lutheran Church elders officiating. Burial was planned in the German Reformed Salem Lutheran Cemetery north of Sutton. Additional services were to be at the church following burial.

Mr. Huber was born June 14, 1908, to Peter Jr. and Elizabeth (Hust) Huber near Sutton in Fillmore County. He attended rural School District 8 in Fillmore County. On May 1, 1934, he married Wilhelmina "Minnie" Griess in Clay Center. They farmed near Sutton. In 1965 they moved into Sutton. He worked at Ted Schroetlin Service Station until retiring. They later moved to an apartment at the Nolde Center in Sutton. His wife died Feb. 23, 1990.

He was a member of Free German Reformed Salem Lutheran Church.

Survivors are four sons, Curtis of Central City and Hilmer, Raymond and Robert, all of Sutton; one sister, Gertrude Elizabeth Griess of Sutton; two brothers, Herbert and Harold, both of Sutton; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by an infant son, five brothers and five sisters.
 

Glenn A. Korgan
Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997
Rural Inland resident Glenn A. Korgan, 68, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at his home.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Harvard with the Rev. Stanley Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Harvard Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Korgan was born Feb. 4, 1929, to Frank and Elsie (Hiatt) Korgan in Inland. He attended School District 17. He graduated from Trumbull High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-53. He farmed in the Inland area.

Survivors are one sister, Carolyn Korgan of Inland; and one brother, Raymond of Inland.

He was preceded in death by one brother.
 

Arnold J. Schroer
Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997
Lawrence resident Arnold J. Schroer, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at Good Samaritan Center in Nelson.

Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Revs. Dennis Hunt and John Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery east of Lawrence. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Schroer was born Dec. 10, 1916, to Joseph Henry and Johanna Agnes (Menke) Schroer in Lawrence. On May 6, 1941, he married Pearl M. Wombacher at St. Stephen's Catholic Church south of Lawrence. He farmed in the Lawrence area.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. He was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus St. Stephen's Council No. 1906. He was a past member of the Lawrence Public Board of Education, Nuckolls County FHA Board and past parish trustee of St. Stephen's Church.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Jean Ann Himmelberg of Lawrence and Bonnie Roeder of Plymouth, Minn.; three sons, Larry of Bennington and Bernard and Elroy, both of Omaha; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

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


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