Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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John 'Lavern' Mohlman
Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997
Hastings resident John "Lavern" Mohlman, 83, of 3985 N. Maxon Ave. died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Mr. Mohlman was born Oct. 15, 1914, to John J. and Elsie (Nielsen) Mohlman in Hansen. In 1936 he moved with his family from Glenvil to a farm in rural Adams County. On March 6, 1949, he married Frances "Lorraine" Abel in Hastings. He was a farmer and a machinist for Spitz and Blauvelt machine shop. He retired in 1978.

He was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Eagles, Adams County Historical Society, of which he was a charter member, and School District 54 Board of Education, of which he was president. He was a member of the Mr. and Mrs. Club, of which he was an officer. The club later became the Middle Mixers. 

Survivors are his wife; three sons, Thomas and Stanley, both of Hastings, and Kenneth of Lakin, Kan.; two brothers, James of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Raymond of South Bend, Ind.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Parkinson's Foundation or Adams County Historical Society.
 

Catherine Cassell
Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997
Former Sutton resident Catherine (Kahm) Cassell, 89, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Community Care of Edgar.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Federated Church in Sutton with the Rev. William Jardine officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cassell was born Feb. 1, 1908, to David and Katherine (Rohrig) Kahm in Garden City, Kan. She moved to Sutton with her family in 1910. She graduated from Sutton High School in 1927. She worked for Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph for 42 years. On Aug. 31, 1946, she married Arthur Cassell. He died Aug. 23, 1990. She moved to Community Care of Edgar 18 years ago.

She was a member of Federated Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She also was a member of Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Association, Sutton Garden Club and Rebekah Lodge of Sutton.

Survivors are two sisters, Marie Hayes of Lincoln and Mildred Schwabauer of Denver; and one brother, Victor Kahm of Lincoln.

Memorials may be given to Federated Church or Community Care of Edgar.
 

Merle V. Henry
Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997
Former Hastings resident Merle V. Henry, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Park Place Nursing Center in Grand Island.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Bill Liddell officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at a later date. 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.

Mr. Henry was born Aug. 21, 1910, to Perry and Lucy (Ward) Henry in Wormer, Kan. On June 15, 1932, he married Helen Boltz. They moved to Hastings in 1946. His wife died July 6, 1988. He was a mechanic for the Nebraska Department of Roads.

Survivors are one daughter, Evelyn Layher of Grand Island; two sons, Robert M. of North Platte and Kenneth E. of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ellis Peter and two sisters.

Memorials will be established.
 

Don A. Yetman
Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997
Hastings resident Don A. Yetman, 75, of 811 Madden Road No. 7 died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.

Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will be present from 7:30-8:30 p.m. today.

Mr. Yetman was born Nov. 28, 1922, to William Francis and Wilhelmina Rose (Schneider) Yetman in Fillmore County. He moved with his family to Hastings in 1928. He graduated from St. Cecilia High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. 10th Air Force as secretary to the adjutant general from 1942-46. On April 27, 1946, he married Annette M. L'Heureux. He was a credit manager for Nash-Finch Co. He owned and operated Don's Liquor Store for 29 years. During his retirement he worked for Century 21 Real Estate and Ray's Fireside Lounge.

He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. St, Cecilia's Catholic Church choir, Knights of Columbus Council No. 1123, Lochland Country Club, Elks, Eagles, VFW and American Legion. He was a past member of Sertoma and United Commercial Travelers. He and his wife were active in duplicate bridge at the Hastings Catholic Schools.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, D'Nette Uptagraft of Omaha and Jan Sheehy of Benicia, Calif.; one brother, Paul of Hastings; one sister, Jacque Hamburger of Omaha; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to the Don Yetman Memorial Fund.
 

Paul Fredric 'Fred' Hinrichs
Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997
Paul Fredric 'Fred' Hinrichs

Hastings resident Paul Fredric "Fred" Hinrichs, 52, of No. 47 Kingston Drive died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at his home from complications related to diabetes.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home. There will be no viewing.

Mr. Hinrichs was born Feb. 27, 1945, to Paul and Donna (Fitzke) Hinrichs in Hastings. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1964. He was a pitcher for the Hastings American Legion baseball team. He attended Hastings College. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. He pitched on an Army baseball team. His career centered on the banking and finance industry. He worked for Nissan Corp. for the past 10 years. He was serving as the credit funding manager for Infiniti Financial Services, a division of Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. in California, just prior to his illness.

Survivors are his parents of Hastings; and one brother, Rand of Phoenix.

He was preceded death by grandparents and one brother.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Legion Baseball Association in Hastings.
 

Richard T. Clark
Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997
Former Hastings resident Richard T. Clark, 46, of Sterling, Colo., died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at his home after a bout with lung cancer.

Rosary is 7 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home chapel in Sterling. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Sterling. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Island Cemetery in Grand Island.

Mr. Clark was born April 18, 1951, to Jack and Helen Clark in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1969 and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley in 1973. He became a certified public accountant in 1972. He began his career at Touche Ross and Co. In 1976 he went to work for Pyle and Associates. He was employed by McGladrey and Pullen at the time of his death. He was a CPA in Colorado and Nebraska.

He was president of the Northeast Chapter of CPAs and was a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Colorado Society of CPAs. He also was a member of Game and Fish Club of Northeast Colorado, of which he was president, treasurer and honored as Sportsman of the Year; Colorado Flatlanders, of which he was secretary; Sterling Chapter of Pheasants Forever, of which he was a charter member and secretary; Sterling Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, of which he was treasurer; Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; National Wildlife Foundation; Colorado Wildlife Federation; National Rifle Association; United Sportsman Council and Red Hill Gun Club. He was a member of the Elks Club, Sterling Noon Lions Club, of which he was president; Sterling Country Club, of which he was treasurer; Urban Renewal Committee and Sterling Downtown Improvement Committee.

Survivors are his wife, Pam; one son, Tim; one daughter, Becky; his parents of Allentown, Pa.; two brothers, John of Sutton, Mass., and David of Carbondale, Colo.; and one sister, Cindy Metzger of Severna Park, Md.
 
 

George Kuzma Jr.
Friday, Dec. 5, 1997
Services for George Kuzma Jr., 76, of 1617 Morningside Drive, who died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., of a heart attack, are 2:30 p.m. Thursday at First Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Max Hale officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation with family is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home.
 

John W. Richard
Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997
Naponee resident John William Richard, 68, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at his home.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wesleyan Church in Naponee with the Revs. Larry Shaw and Duane Lauber officiating. Burial will be in Naponee Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin and 1 p.m. until services at the church.

Mr. Richard was born July 3, 1929, to Robert Owen and Esther Pearl (Weed) Richard on a farm south of Naponee. He attended Naponee School. He was a farmer and worked for Bushman Construction and Adams County Department of Roads. On Sept. 7, 1979, he married Louisa Askren in Rosebush, Mich. In 1984 they moved to Juniata. In October 1996 they moved to Naponee. His wife died April 16, 1987.

He was a member of Wesleyan Church and the National Rifle Association.

Survivors are four stepdaughters, Diana Teed and Melissa Grigg, both of Bladen, Ruby Dotson of Guide Rock and Donna Lynch of Farwell, Mich.; two stepsons, Howard VanNostrand Jr. of Red Cloud and Douglas VanNostrand of Marshall, Minn.; one sister, Emily Hatch of Cherry Grove, Ore.; one half sister, Florence Kleen of Franklin; 21 stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a half sister.
 

Myrel G. Abbey
Former Hastings resident Myrel G. (Chaffin) Abbey, 96, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Community Care of Blue Hill.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Jim Miller officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Abbey was born Aug. 24, 1901, to Thomas and Fannie (Chaplin) Chaffin in Cowles. On Sept. 3, 1919, she married Walter L. Abbey in Hastings. They moved to Hastings from Blue Hill in 1938. She was a homemaker. She was a former resident of Autumn Park Apartments. Her husband died Sept. 18, 1966.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, lifetime member of the Eagles Auxiliary, past state commander of DAV Auxiliary and was active in VFW Auxiliary.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Lois; one sister and three brothers.

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.
 

Anna R. Miller
Nelson resident Anna R. Miller, 89, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Dolores, Colo.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. David Ritter officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery at Nelson. Visitation is 9 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Miller was born April 17, 1908, to Anton and Sena (Rassmusen) Andersen in Hardy. On March 14, 1929, she married Bernard V. Miller in Nelson. He died Oct. 6, 1977. On Sept. 20, 1982, she married Berness V. Miller. He died Nov. 13, 1989.

She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors are two daughters, Betty Jane Underwood of Cortez, Colo., and Carolyn Ann Engeberg of Durango, Colo.; one son, Bill J. of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Dagmar Pedersen of Nelson; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
 

Leonard B. Rogers
Hastings resident Leonard B. Rogers, 82, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Berean Bible Church with the Rev. Steve Hodgson officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Rogers was born Jan. 6, 1915, to Harvey B. and Lulu Eda (Main) Rogers on a farm west of Stapleton. On June 18, 1939, he married Pauline Shineman. He farmed most of his life. They later moved to Hastings. He worked for Hastings Irrigation Pipe Co. from 1974-82. In 1983 he was a maintenance man at Sunnyside Home. He moved to GSV Villa Grace in 1989.

He was a member of Berean Bible Church.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Charlene Parker of Denver, Colo., and Carol Cotton of Cambridge; one son, Loren Lee of Pierce; one brother, Dale of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be given to Berean Bible Church.
 

Leroy H. Berge
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997
Former Davenport resident Leroy H. Berge, 85, of Athens, Ala., died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, in Athens.

Services are 7 p.m. today at Limestone Funeral Home in Athens. Private burial will be in Davenport City Cemetery at Davenport. Urbauer-Price Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Berge was born May 21, 1912, to Henry and Grace Luvera (Brew) Berge in Denver. He was a retired construction worker.

Survivors his wife, Lois; one son, Paul F. of Melfa, Va.; one daughter, Marilyn G. Berge of Athens; and two grandchildren.
 

Emma J. Fritson
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997
Services for former Macon resident Emma J. Fritson, 95, who died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, at Western Hall County Good Samaritan Center in Wood River are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church at Macon with the Revs. Baron Cole and Nancy Cole officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Macon. Hutchins Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.
 

Edmund C. Griess
Sutton resident Edmund C. Griess, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, at his home.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday 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.

Mr. Griess was born Jan. 31, 1915, to Carl W. and Lydia (Nuss) Griess near Sutton. He attended School District 66 in Clay County. On Oct. 5, 1938, he married Rachel Hofmann at the Fillmore County Courthouse in Geneva. They farmed near Sutton. In 1975 they moved into Sutton.

He was a member of Free German Reformed Salem Church.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Rolayne Griess of Lincoln and Laura Huber and Phyllis Alberts, both of Sutton; one brother, Rufus of Sutton; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Burdette Weedlun
Minden resident Burdette Weedlun, 80, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, at Kearney County Health Services in Minden.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Minden Cemetery with military rites provided by Minden American Legion Post No. 94. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Layton Funeral Home in Minden.

Mr. Weedlun was born Oct. 24, 1917, to Lawrence and Hildur (Glantz) Weedlun in Kearney County. He grew up in the Minden area. He graduated from Minden High School in 1935. He served in the U.S. Army during from World War II. He returned to the Minden area. On Sept. 19, 1946, he married Blanche Layton. She preceded him in death. He worked at Weedlun Chevrolet with his father and brother, Carroll. He later owned and operated the business until retiring.

He was an active member of Westminster United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher, past church elder and a member of the church choir. He was a member of Minden American Legion Post No. 94. He served as mayor of Minden from 1962-68. He was instrumental in organizing the 75th anniversary celebration for the city of Minden. He started and organized the Minden Alumni All Class Reunions in 1967 and helped publish the Centennial Book for the Minden High School Alumni in 1987. He served on the boards of East View Court, Kearney County Community Hospital, Bethany Home and Minden Country Club. He was a member and past president of the Minden Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Minden Rotary.

Survivors are two brothers, Merle of Wheatridge, Colo., and Russell of Augusta, Ga.

He also was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

 
Romy B. Moul
Hastings resident Romy B. Moul, 70, of Avalon Lane No. 10 died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at his home.

There will be no services. Private burial will at a later date. There will be no visitation. Brand-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Moul was born Aug. 6, 1927, to Clifford and Nellie (Snipes) Moul in Collbran, Colo. On Nov. 30, 1963, he married Bonnie Ryan. He worked at the Hastings Regional Center for 43 years.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Michael of Kenesaw; one stepson, Brad Ryan of Hastings; two brothers, Kenneth of Hastings and Louis of Fairmont; two grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the family.
 

Darrell R. Bentley
Red Cloud resident Darrell R. Bentley, 54, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, at his home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Michael Osberg officiating. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery in rural Juniata. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home. 

Mr. Bentley was born May 16, 1943, to Albert and Gladys (Jackson) Bentley in Broadwater. On April 22, 1963, he married Sharleen Behmerwohld. They later divorced. He ranched in various places. He worked for Werner Construction from 1984-85. On Dec. 23, 1988, he married Wilma Uden in Hastings. He moved to Red Cloud from Deweese in 1996.

He was a member of the Eagles Club.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Cris Potter of Dunning, Korrena Jones of Broken Bow and Tonia Gleason of Grand Island; one son, Patrick Bentley of Bruning; stepsons, Michael Uden of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeffrey Uden of Hastings, James Uden of Wood River and Joseph Uden of Red Cloud; stepdaughters, Cynthia King of Alma, Patricia Uden of Clay Center and Beverly Gannon of Wood River; five brothers, Merle of Scottsbluff, John and Marvin, both of Bridgeport and Dean and Gene, both of Colorado; two sisters, Ada Marie Berry of Bridgeport and Hilda Wiedner of Ogallala; nine grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.
 

George W. Sackett
Lincoln resident George W. Sackett, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, in Lincoln.

Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Diane Wigert of Hastings; one son; and five grandchildren.


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