Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Helen K. Anderson
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997
Pauline resident Helen K. (Reiber) Anderson, 92, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at her home.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home with the Rev. Baldeo Singh officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery near Ayr. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Anderson was born April 11, 1905, to Valentine and Katherine (Heitzenriter) Reiber east of Blue Hill. In 1926 she married Roy Anderson. He died Sept. 16, 1980. She lived on the same farm for 71 years. She made wedding, birthday and anniversary cakes.

Survivors are two sons, Edward of Ayr and Richard of Fairbury; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Maxine Jacobs; seven brothers and three sisters.

Memorials may be given to Nebraska Boys Ranch or the donor's choice.
 

Ruth M. Dillon
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997
Burr Oak, Kan., resident Ruth M. Dillon, 67, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Mitchell County Community Hospital in Beloit, Kan.

Services are 9 a.m. Monday at Church of the Nazarene in Burr Oak with the Rev. Danny Strange officiating. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. at Palisade Cemetery at Palisade. Melby Mortuary of Mankato, Kan., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dillon was born Sept. 17, 1930, to Orlo V. and Bessie May (Severns) Campbell in Max. She lived in Palisade, Longmont, Colo., and Burr Oak. On Feb. 1, 1966, she married William P. Dillon in Longmont.

Survivors are her husband; one son, Irwin G. Richards of Lawton, Iowa; three daughters, Patricia Howel of Longmont, Ellen Gray of Loveland, Colo.; Ruth Annette Richards and Nancy Wakefield, both of McPherson, Kan.; one stepdaughter, Opal Culbertson of Ashland, Kan.; one stepson, William Lonnie Dillon of Parsons, Kan.; one sister, Hattie Hahn of McCook; two brothers, Howard Campbell of Kent, Wash., and Harvey Campbell of Newburg, Ore.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to World Hunger through the Church of the Nazarene, American Cancer Society or Ruth Dillon Memorial Fund in care of Nancy Wakefield, 202 Oak Park Drive, McPherson, KS 67460.
 

Mary L. Lemkau
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997
Former Clay Center resident Mary L. (Hoppens) Lemkau, 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. Lemkau was born June 1, 1902, to Frank and Betty Hoppens near Glenvil. On Aug. 16, 1922, she married Frank L. Lemkau. 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.
 

John J. Randolph
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997
Former Hastings resident John J. Randolph, 63, of Monticello, Iowa, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at his home from Shy-Drager Syndrome.

Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Monticello. Goettsch Funeral Home of Monticello is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Randolph was born Feb. 6, 1935, to Emmett and Georgina (Collins) Randolph in Hastings. He attended Hastings St. Cecilia, Regis College in Denver and Creighton University Medical School in Omaha graduating in 1963. He trained in anesthesiology at the University of Iowa and the New England Medical Center in Boston. He started private practice in Monticello in 1964. He practiced in Hastings from 1966-67. He returned to Monticello in 1989. From 1989-95 he worked with the Navajo Indians through the Division of Indian Health Services in Gallup, N.M. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-56. He was the Monticello High School football team doctor for 17 years.

He received the State Team Doctor Award in 1990.

Survivors are his wife, Connie; four sons, Creighton and Brian, both of Monticello, Mark of Marion, Iowa, and Michael of Lakewood, Colo.; three daughters, Micaela Monk of Monticello, Angela Duffy of Peoria, Ariz., and Kelleen Quinol of San Diego; five brothers, Jim of Lakewood, Tom of Grand Island, Pat and Ed, both of Hastings, and Mike of White Bear Lake, Minn.; four sisters, Delores Capitan of Americus, Ga., Mary Pope of Kansas City, Kan., Rita Hunter and Sister Micaela Randolph, both of Atchison, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be given to Monticello School Foundation, Camp Courageous or the Sacred Heart Endowment Fund.
 

Harold L. Cooper
Friday, Nov. 21, 1997
Smith Center, Kan., resident Harold L. Cooper, 84, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at the Smith County Hospital long-term care unit in Smith Center.

Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Monday in Cora Cemetery at Lebanon, Kan., with the Rev. Freda Steele officiating. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cooper was born Dec. 20, 1912, to Clarence C. and Minnie (Peterson) Cooper in Smith County's Pawnee Township. He grew up and attended school in the Womer community.

He farmed in Smith County and south of Inavale in Webster County. He retired in 1976 and moved to Smith Center, where he worked at various jobs. He moved to Downs in 1984 but later returned to Smith Center.

Survivors are two sisters, Helen Flint of Smith Center and Dorois Olson of Kensington, Kan.

He was preceded in death by one brother.
 

Theodore J. 'Ted' Trambly
Friday, Nov. 21, 1997
Former Campbell resident Theodore J. "Ted" Trambly, 55, of Johnson Lake died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at Elwood Care Center in Elwood.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington with the Rev. Don Buhrman officiating. Graveside services are 2 p.m. at St. Ann's Cemetery at Campbell with the Rev. Jim Schrader officiating. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Mr. Trambly was born Sept. 19, 1942, to Orell and Elizabeth (Stockman) Trambly in Campbell. He graduated from Campbell High School in 1960. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1964 with a bachelor's degree and in 1972 with a master's degree. He taught school at Pleasanton Junior High School in 1962. From 1964-65 he was a sixth-grade teacher at Park Elementary School in Kearney. From 1966-1980 he was the physical education coordinator at Kearney Public School. From 1966-80 he worked for the Nebraska State Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. From 1980-92 he was program administrator for Region 3 of the Mental Health, Drug Abuse and Alcoholism in Kearney. On June 2, 1962, he married Connie Jean Moore in Campbell. On Oct. 1, 1988, he married Margret D. Brown in Kearney.

He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington, Elks and Knights of Columbus of which he was a fourth degree knight.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Kimberly Huerta of Kearney and Joan Hagan of Lincoln; three stepsons, Charles Brown of Fairbanks, Alaska, Curtis Brown of Gibbon and Craig Brown of Kearney; one sister, Sue Wood of Britt, Iowa; three grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Johnson Lake Emergency Medical Services, St. Ann's Catholic Church or charity of the donor's choice.
 

Eunice Marie (Arbuckle) Bently
Friday, Nov. 21, 1997
Red Cloud resident Eunice Marie (Arbuckle) Bently, 94, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Alvin E. Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery south of Red Cloud.

Mrs. Bently was born Jan. 21, 1903, to Charles and Meda (Provolt) Arbuckle in Smith County, Kan. She attended Mount Hope rural school. She lived on the family farm in Smith County until 1945. She moved to Fresno, Calif., where she was a nurses' aid in a hospital. On April 13, 1946, she married Fred Bently. They continued to live in Fresno. In 1990 she moved to Red Cloud. Her husband preceded her in death.

Survivors are two sisters, Lillian Baylor of Red Cloud and Geraldine Boettcher of Omaha.

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

Esther M. Boyles
Friday, Nov. 21, 1997
Mankato, Kan., resident Esther M. (Cossaart) Boyles, 98, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Olive Hill Community Church south of Superior with the Rev. Lester Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Burr Oak (Kan.) Cemetery. Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home of Belleville, Kan., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Boyles was born May 21, 1899, to Charles D. and Nora Joy Cossaart in Mahaska, Kan. She attended Star Grade School and graduated from Mahaska High School. She was a central telephone operator in Mahaska. On May 25, 1919, she married Claude M. Boyles in Formoso, Kan. She was a lifelong resident of Republic and Jewell counties. Her husband preceded her in death.

She was a 50-year member of Olive Hill Community Church and a member of its ladies' aide. She also was church pianist for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Burr Oak.

Survivors are one daughter, Goldine Becker of Hastings; three sons, Gerald of Burr Oak, Donald of Santa Ana, Calif., and Neal of Superior; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, Evan and Delmar; four brothers, five sisters, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
 

Matilda S. Meyer
Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997
Former Clay Center resident Matilda Sophia (Flesner) Meyer, 92, of Hastings died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace in Hastings.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at GSV All Saints Chapel with the Rev. William Liddell and Jack Eske officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Clay Center and 1 p.m. until services at the church.

Mrs. Meyer was born July 28, 1905, to John Fredrick and Gesina (Dane) Flesner in Glenvil. She graduated from Grub School near Glenvil. On Aug. 8, 1948, she married Ferdinand Henry Meyer at Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center. They moved to Good Samaritan Village in 1958. Her husband died March 9, 1974. She was one of the first employees of GSV Villa Faith. She retired in 1983. She also was a homemaker.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center.

Survivors are one stepdaughter, Marie Nelson of Lincoln; one sister, Edith Hinrichs of Hastings; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one stepson, two brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be given to GSV All Saints Chapel.
 

Henry L. Carmin
Friday, Nov. 21, 1997
Ayr resident Henry Lawrence Carmin, 79, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at his home.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Cedar View Cemetery at Doniphan. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

Mr. Carmin was born Sept. 29, 1918, to Robert and Mary (Crouch) Carmin in a sod house at Tryon. He moved with his family to Bladen and then Blue Hill before moving to Doniphan at the age of 5. He graduated from Doniphan High School. He joined the National Guard. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the infantry in the South Pacific. After his military discharge he returned to Doniphan and opened a garage business. He also worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot east of Hastings and Cornhusker Ordnance Plant at Grand Island. He was a police officer for several years. On April 23, 1982, he married Florence (Frerichs) Hinrichs at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

He was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, American Legion, American Association of Retired Persons, and the 164th Infantry Association of the United States. He was a volunteer fireman 30 years.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Stanley of Virginia Beach, Va.; one daughter, Melody Holt of McAlester, Okla.; three stepsons, Marlin Hinrichs of Grand Island, Darwin Hinrichs of Bowman, N.D., and Gordon Hinrichs of Lexington; two stepdaughters, Connie Farmer of Lake View, Ore., and Judy Bardon of Elkhorn; three brothers, Tom of Doniphan, Don of Kentfield, Calif., and Ernest of Orchard, Colo.; and several grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

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

Lila A. Cavender
Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997
Hastings resident Lila A. (Anderson) Cavender, 87, of Good Samaritan Village Terrace died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Harold Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at York. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. until services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cavender was born Sept. 4, 1910, to Walter and Eva (Figard) Anderson in Seward. In 1929 she married Maurice Cavender. They moved to Hastings in 1966. Her husband died in 1972. She volunteered at Good Samaritan Village.

Survivors are one daughter, Nola Buck of Hastings; four sisters, Fern Hagemoser of Seward, Joyce Pence of North Platte, Glenna Gillan of Prescott, Ariz., and Phyllis Vap of Billings, Mont.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jane Russell; and one grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Diana 'Diane' Asmus
Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997
Hastings resident Diana K. "Diane" (Miller) Asmus, 51, of 1306 N. Webster Ave. died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at her home.

Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Revs. Harold D. Stromer and Kathleen G. Kasper officiating. Burial 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 a.m. until services Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Asmus was born Oct. 18, 1946, to Orville and Cecil (Christensen) Miller in Aberdeen, S.D. She graduated from Huron (S.D.) High School in 1964. She attended the University of South Dakota at Springfield. In 1966 she moved to Hastings from Huron. On Dec. 27, 1970, she married Richard L. Asmus. She was a para-educator at Hawthorne School and a homemaker.

She was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA), of which she was an officer, and P.E.O. Chapter GK. She was a past member of the YWCA.

Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Melissa Asmus and Carrie Asmus, both of Hastings; one son, Todd of Hastings; her parents of Wolsey, S.D.; one sister, Dona Vecchi of Fargo, N.D.; and two brothers, Larry Miller of Huron and Jeff Miller of Wolsey.

Memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Early Learning Program at Hastings Public School.
 

Debra Harris
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997
Former Hastings resident Debra (Kerr) Harris, 44, of Renton, Wash., died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at University Hospital in Seattle.

Memorial services were Saturday in Renton. Additional memorial services are 11 a.m. Friday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Harold Stromer officiating. Marlatt Funeral Home of Kent was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Harris was born Nov. 9, 1953, to Marvin and Lucille (Uhrmacher) Kerr in Hastings. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1972. In 1975 she graduated from Omaha Methodist School of Nursing and in 1981 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor of science degree. In 1975 she married James Harris. They lived in Lincoln and Denver before moving to Renton in 1983. She was a recovery room nurse at University Hospital in Seattle.

Survivors are her husband and two daughters, Lisa and Ashley; her father and stepmother, Marvin and Donna Kerr of Hastings; her mother and stepfather, Lucille and James Watts of Lincoln; one sister, Laurie Fraser of Hastings; three stepsisters, Renae Olson of Minden, Rachelle Barnett of Omaha and Kathy Watts of Colorado Springs; and two stepbrothers, Randy Barnett and Terry Watts.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Craig Kerr; and her grandparents.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Glenn E. Amman
Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997
Naponee resident Glenn Ervin Amman, 64, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, at his home.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Republican City with the Rev. Lyn Seiser officiating. Burial will be in Naponee Cemetery. Hutchins Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Amman was born Dec. 28, 1932, to Ervin and Marie (Ruopp) Amman in Naponee. He graduated from Naponee High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-55. He served in Germany with Battery C of the 290th Field Artillery Battalion. He was discharged as a corporal. He received the Army of Occupation Medal and National Defense Service Medal. After his military service he worked as a dredge operator at his father's business, Amman Sand and Gravel. 

He was a past member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Republican City. He joined the United Methodist Church in Republican City in March. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW, both of Naponee, and Republican Masonic Lodge No. 98 A.F. & A.M.

Survivors are three sisters, Shirley Dicke of McCook, Lois Buttermore of Republican City and Lorene Richter of Naponee.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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