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Lyle Jacobitz
Friday, Nov. 14, 1997
Hebron resident Lyle Jacobitz, 79, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Lincoln.

Services were to be today at First Christian Church in Hebron with John Walton officiating. Burial was planned in Rose Hill Cemetery with military rites provided by Saxton American Legion Post No. 1880 of Hebron. Hebron Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jacobitz was born Nov. 8, 1918, to Albert and Clara Louise (Meyer) Jacobitz in Nelson. He attended Raising Valley and Red Line rural schools. He later attended Nelson High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-46. He served in the 90th and 63rd Infantry divisions. He was a Purple Heart recipient. On June 12, 1943, he married Jean Loraine Corliss at Camp Barkley, Texas. After his army discharge he moved to Hebron where he farmed. He retired in the 1970s.

He was a member of First Christian Church of Hebron. He was a lifetime member of Thayer County Goldstar VFW Post No. 5328 of Hebron and the DAV.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Lonny of Hebron; three daughters, Connie Jedlicka of Schuyler, Bonnie Bergmeyer of Lincoln and Catherine Jacobitz-Tharnish of Lincoln; one brother, Ivan of Nelson; one sister, Evelyn Conger of Valencia, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.
 

Thelma Parsons
Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997
Former Northbranch, Kan., resident Thelma (Lyons) Parsons, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, in Blackfoot, Idaho.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Northbranch Friends Church in Northbranch with the Revs. Joe Vance and Lester Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Burr Oak (Kan.) Cemetery. Simonson Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Parsons was born June 16, 1905, to Joseph and Ruby (Sims) Lyons in Burr Oak. On May 7, 1977, she married Elgar L. Parsons in Wichita, Kan. He preceded her in death. She was a retired school teacher.

She was a member of Northbranch Friends Church, Gideon Auxiliary, Women's Christian Temperance Union and Retired Teachers Association. She was a volunteer at Good Samaritan Center in Superior and for the Red Cross. She was a member of Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital Auxiliary in Superior.

Survivors are two stepsons, Waldo Parsons of Nampa, Idaho, and John Parsons of Northbranch; and two stepdaughters, Erma Dillon of Northbranch and Letha Carstenson of Westmoreland, Kan.
 

Guy W. Overmiller
Monday, Nov. 17, 1997
Smith Center, Kan., resident Guy William Overmiller, 90, died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, at the Smith County Long Term Care Unit in Smith Center.

Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Simmons Mortuary chapel in Smith Center with the Rev. Freda Steele officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Smith Center. Visitation is at the funeral home until services.

Mr. Overmiller was born July 16, 1907, to Lewis and Iris (Pounds) Overmiller in Pawnee Township in Smith County. On April 24, 1929, he married Inez Barrett at Dewy Christian Church in Smith County. A lifelong resident of Smith County, he was a farmer.

Survivors are his wife; three sons, Louis and Larry, both of Smith Center, and Gary of Grand Island; three daughters, Virginia Cates of Belleville, Kan., Joyce Jones of Smith Center and Lois Unger of Colby, Kan.; one brother, Claude of Smith Center; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Memorials may be given to Thornburg United Methodist Church or Smith County Long Term Care Unit, both in Smith Center.
 

Brandon R. Lautenschlager Osborne
Monday, Nov. 17, 1997
Hastings resident Brandon Roy Lautenschlager Osborne, 25, of 838 S. St. Joseph Ave. died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in a car-semitrailer truck accident north of Hastings.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home chapel in Edgar with Harold Fox officiating. Burial will be in Edgar Cemetery.

Mr. Osborne was born Aug. 25, 1972, to Bradley and Becky (Lautenschlager) Osborne in Superior. He attended school at Sandy Creek High School and graduated from Hastings Senior High School. He was engaged to be married to Kelly Flanigan of Hastings.

Survivors are his parents of Hastings; one brother, Brett of Kansas City, Mo.; and grandparents, Betty Osborne of Edgar and Roy and Marilyn Lautenschlager of Burwell.
 

Arthur C. Brungardt
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997
Former Hastings resident Arthur C. Brungardt, 80, of Scottsbluff died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

Services are 1 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with the Rev. Mervyn Bauer officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff.

Mr. Brungardt was born April 20, 1917, to George H. and Anna Margaret (Kisler) Brungardt in Hastings. He grew up in Hastings. He graduated from Zion Lutheran Parochial School in 1935. He was an apprentice painter in Hastings before moving to Scottsbluff. He worked as a machine operator at Scottsbluff Sash and Door during World War II. He later went into the paint contracting business with his brother until his brother's death in 1964. In 1980 he retired. On Aug. 11, 1967, he married Leona Troester in Scottsbluff.

Survivors are his wife; two stepdaughters, Jane Schwaner of Omaha and Judy Morales of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Alvin of Scottsbluff; five stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

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

Charlotte I. Stanley
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997
Hastings resident Charlotte I. (Svoboda) Stanley, 63, of 728 N. Lincoln Ave. No. 1 died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at her home.

Memorial services are 10 a.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Troy Schweiger officiating. Burial will be private. There will be no viewing. Her remains were cremated.

Mrs. Stanley was born May 10, 1934, to Charles and Louise (Puncochar) Svoboda in Ord. She graduated from Ord High School. She worked for Sunnyside Home and later as a care provider in private homes. She lived in Hastings more than 20 years.

Survivors are one daughter, Susan Verbeck of Bayard; three sons, Robert of Ravenna and Gordon and Craig, both of Hastings; three brothers, Charles Svoboda of Kearney, George Svoboda of Shelton and LeRoy Svoboda of Litchfield; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Laurie Stanley, one sister and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Reynold C. 'Ren' Beck
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997
Franklin resident Reynold Clinton "Ren" Beck, 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at Franklin Nursing Center.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Franklin with the Rev. Bruce Crabtree officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin and 9 a.m. until services Saturday at the church.

Mr. Beck was born Feb. 18, 1913, to Edward and Emma (Scheuneman) Beck on a farm three miles east of Franklin. He attended rural School District 15. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1931. On Jan. 21, 1939, he married Marjorie Splattstoesser in Daykin. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He worked in the AAA office in Franklin and Wilber. He later worked for Hilsbeck Lumber in Franklin for many years. From 1954-73 he worked for Korff Lumber in Hebron. He was city manager of Hebron from 1973-75. In 1975 they moved to Franklin. He worked for Plank Lumber until retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, American Legion Post No. 209, VFW Post No. 5757 and Franklin Country Club, all of Franklin. He was a member of the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Sandra Gardner of Minden; one son, James Edward of Parker, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.
 

Bella Grund
Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997
Former Hastings resident Bella (Rosenberg) Grund, 86, of Des Moines, Iowa, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at Des Moines General Hospital of a respiratory ailment.

Services were Monday at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in Des Moines with Rabbi Neil Sandler and Cantors Alan Sokoloff and Pinchas Spiro officiating. Burial was in Jewish Glendale Cemetery at Des Moines. Dunn's Funeral Home of Des Moines was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Grund was born Nov. 11, 1911, to Gabriel and Sarah Lea (Leopold) Rosenberg in Lithuania. She moved to the United States and Hastings as a child. She attended Hastings Public Schools, graduating from Hasting Senior High School in 1928. She graduated from Hastings Business College in 1930. From 1930-1940 she worked at Sherman Clothing Co. where she was an office manager, accountant and personal secretary to Ben Sherman. In 1940 she married I. George Grund. They moved to Des Moines. There they operated a men's clothing store. Her husband died in 1970. She was a bookkeeper and accountant for the Des Moines Jewish Federation until retiring.

She was a member of Tifereth Israel Synagogue, Women's League, Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center Guild, Hadassah and a number of Masonic women's organizations.

Survivors are two daughters, Lois Margolin and Ann Blumberg, both of Des Moines; one sister, Zina Finkelstein of Lincoln; and brother, David Rosenberg of Hastings; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Tifereth Israel Synagogue or United Synagogue Youth Travel Fund at 924 Polk Blvd., Des Moines, IA 50312.
 

John P. Harris
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997
Former Hastings resident John Paul Harris, 53, of Mitchell died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at Regional West Medical Center in Mitchell.

Vigil services are 7 p.m. today at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home chapel in Scottsbluff. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering with the Rev. Gerald Harr officiating. Burial will be in Ash Hollow Cemetery at Lewellen. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Harris was born April 18, 1944, to Bill and Virginia Harris in Lincoln. He attended Central Catholic and St. Mary's schools, graduating in 1962. He attended College Parks School of Business in Denver. He also attended classes in Chadron. On Sept. 21, 1963, he married Georgiann Lofquist in Leadville, Colo. They lived in Denver, Boulder, Colo., Ogallala, Hastings, Doniphan and Scottsbluff. He taught at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff and Central Community College in Hastings. He began teaching in 1967.

He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Nebraska State Education Association and Cashmere Association.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Troy of Grand Island and Jeffrey of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Marla Richter of Gering; foster children, Doug and Tammy Sherman, both of Tulsa, Okla.; his parents of Grand Island; three sisters, Linda Wenzl of Stevens Point, Wis., Mary Cordes of Omaha and Marcie Cogswell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, David of Grand Island; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Western Nebraska Community College in care of John Paul Harris Memorial Fund.
 

Wilber W. Lamborn
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997
Hastings resident Wilber W. Lamborn, 73, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.

There will be no services. His remains were cremated. Brand-Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lamborn was born Feb. 29, 1924, to William and Mary (Colbert) Lamborn in Pauline. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-46. He was employed by Mode-O-Day. He married Paulette Jacques.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Denyse Janssen, Joan Lamborn and Jocelyne Heil, all of Hastings; one son, Reney of Canyon River, Calif.; two sisters, Grace Custer of Omaha and Wilma Miller of Hastings; two brothers, Don of Hastings and Harold of Lakewood, Calif.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
 

Mary L. Lamkau
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997
Former Clay Center resident Mary L. (Hoppens) Lamkau, 95, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.

Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Christ in Clay Center with the Rev. Stan Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery at Clay Center. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Clay Center and 1 p.m. until services at the church.

Mrs. Lamkau was born June 1, 1902, to Frank and Betty Hoppens near Glenvil. On Aug. 16, 1922, she married Frank L. Lamkau. He died Oct. 18, 1984. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of United Church of Christ and American Legion Post No. 87 Auxiliary.

Survivors are two daughters, Irene Kriutzfield of Lincoln and Mary Lou Swanson of Wichita Falls, Texas; four sons, Lyle of Rock Island, Ill., Robert of Beatrice, Kenneth of Littleton, Colo., and Dean of Aurora; five sisters, Ida Nolda of Denver, Edna Elfritz of Hastings, Ruth Stahnke of Glenvil and Ruby Burleson and Helen Wyrich, both of Anaheim, Calif.; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, three sisters, one brother and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Anthony 'Tony' Kotinek
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997
Lawrence resident Anthony T. "Tony" Kotinek, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at his home.

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

Mr. Kotinek was born Dec. 10, 1918, to Thomas F. and Helen A. (Svoboda) Kotinek in Nuckolls County. On June 26, 1945, he married Helen Marie Mazour at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She died April 1, 1971. He was a lifelong resident of the Lawrence area. He was a farmer. In 1972 he moved into Lawrence.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was a past member of the Town Board on which he has served as chairman, the School Board of which he served as president, Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department and Polled Hereford Association.

Survivors are one son, Robert of Lawrence; one daughter, Mari Anne Reiman of Lawrence; one sister, Helen Brockman of Lawrence; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
 

Roger C. Wickard
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997
Hastings resident Roger C. Wickard, 41, of 510 E. Third St. died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at his home.

Memorial graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at Parkview Cemetery with the Rev. Ronald Wickard officiating. There will be no viewing. His remains were cremated. Family and friends may meet at Butler-Volland Funeral Home parking lot at 1:45 p.m. for the procession to Parkview Cemetery.

Mr. Wickard was born Jan. 21, 1956, to Lyle L. and Mary R. (Paxton) Wickard in North Platte. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School. He worked for Hastings Irrigation Pipe Co. He lived in Hastings most of his life.

Survivors are his father, of Hastings; and one half brother, Robert Downing of Hastings.

A memorial has been established.
 

Mabel O. Coe
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997
Former Smith Center, Kan., resident Mabel Olive (Bell) Coe, 107, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Colonial Villa Good Samaritan Center in Alma.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Banta-Torrey Funeral Home chapel in Alma with Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Orleans Cemetery at Orleans. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Coe was born May 10, 1890, to Isaac and Mary Ann "Molly" (Epperson) Bell 10 miles south and two miles east of Smith Center, Kan. She attended rural school southeast of Smith Center through the ninth grade. She was a housekeeper in Naponee and Orleans until her marriage. On Dec. 19, 1917, she married Benjamin Ferman Coe in Orleans. They lived in Huntley and Orleans before moving to a farm near Stamford in 1930. In 1967 they moved into Stamford. Her husband died June 26, 1971. In 1972 she moved to Parkview Manor in Alma. In December 1986 she moved to Colonial Villa Good Samaritan Center in Alma.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Stamford. She was active in 4-H.

Survivors are one daughter, Velda Simpson of Red Cloud; four sons, Milo of Norton, Kan., Lester of Bennington, Cleo of Hastings and Darrell of Stamford. 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Marvin W. Jones
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997
Hastings resident Marvin W. Jones, 79, of 137 E. Third St. died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Harold Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Jones was born Feb. 22, 1918, to John Jr. and Ada (Crumb) Jones in Harlan County. He moved to Hastings in 1936. In 1938 he married Eloise Kerr. He was a route salesman for Modern Linen for 18 years. He drove a bus for Yellow Diamond Lines for five years, retiring in 1963.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Shirley Smith and Sharon Dreher, both of Hastings, and Edna Jungels of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Alice Meyer of Hastings; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to the family.


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