Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Ruby A. Killinger
Friday, Dec. 12, 1997

Former Hastings resident Ruby A. (Wayt) Killinger, 88, died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at Haven Home in Kenesaw.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Killinger was born Jan. 14, 1909, to Herman Sanford and Mamie (Hunt) Wayt in Gregory, S.D. On Aug. 21, 1929, she married Elmer Killinger in Grand Island. They lived in Wolbach from 1926-36. They then lived in Idaho and Hastings before moving to Red Cloud in 1948. In 1970 they moved to Blue Hill. Her husband died Nov. 29, 1971. In 1990 she moved to The Kensington in Hastings. In 1994 she moved to Haven Home.

Survivors are three sons, Ronald of Valley Center, Kan., Loren of Omaha and Gary of Lakewood, Colo.; five daughters, Nadine Hunnicutt of Hastings, Diane Meisenbach of Tucson, Ariz., Rosemary Christle of Lincoln, Darlene Potter of Plymouth and Karen Sanders of Everett, Wash.; two brothers, Orville Wayt of Fruitland, Idaho, and Arden Wayt of Oceanside, Calif.; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. 

She also was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be given to Epworth Village or the donor's choice. 
 

Dick Lynn Saathoff
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997

Former Franklin resident Dick Lynn Saathoff, 48, of Grand Island died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Missionary Church with the Rev. David Lundholm officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hutchins Funeral Home and 1 p.m. until services at the church.

Mr. Saathoff was born Nov. 6, 1949, to Herman and Mable (Treddenbarger) Saathoff in Red Cloud. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1968. On Dec. 31, 1976, he married Teresa Garst in Franklin. They later divorced. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1989. He served in the Vietnam War. He moved to Grand Island from Millington, Tenn., six years ago. He was a tinsmith at Stuhr Museum.

He was a member of the Methodist Church. He participated in Civil War reenactments for 20 years.

Survivors are two sons, Stephan of Mankato, Kan., and Chris of Shelton; two daughters, Elizabeth Saathoff of Shelton and Laura Saathoff of Grand Island; four brothers, Larry and John, both of Hastings, and Gerald and Harold, both of Franklin; three sisters, Carolyn Sturtevant of Franklin, Kathy Hunnicutt of Shelton and Joan Gaddis of Cedar, Kan.; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.
 

Nelson L. Hughes
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997

Clay Center resident Nelson L. Hughes, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Clay Center Christian Church with the Rev. John R. Green officiating. Masonic rites will be provided by Masonic Lodge No. 44 A.F. & A.M. of Harvard. Burial will be 2 p.m. at Waco Cemetery at Waco. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hughes was born Oct. 17, 1914, to Daniel Thomas and Pearl Priscilla (Lower) Hughes in Everton, Mo. He graduated from Everton High School in 1934. On April 30, 1939, he married Marie Evelyn Garton in the Methodist Church in Waco. They lived in several towns before moving to Clay Center in 1953. He owned a blacksmith and welding shop. He also drove a school bus for Clay Center Public Schools for more than 25 years.

He was a member of the Christian Church and Masonic Lodge No. 44 A.F. & A.M. of Harvard.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Cynthia Halter and Marsha Jacobson, both of Lincoln; one son, Gene of Lincoln; two sisters, Margaret Owens and Frances Sutter, both of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to Christian Church.
 

Edwin 'Gunner' Hrabak
Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997

Guide Rock resident Edwin "Gunner" Hrabak, 73, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at Good Samaritan Center in Superior.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Guide Rock United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alvin E. Trucano officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Guide Rock Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hrabak was born April 25, 1924, to Joseph and Marie (Szot) Hrabak in Cicero, Ill. He graduated from Cicero High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. On April 11, 1945, he married Evelyn R. Gardner in Marysville, Kan. They lived in Hastings where he was a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office. After 30 years of civil service, he retired. They continued to live in the Hastings area where he began ranching and raising livestock. In 1974 they moved to Guide Rock. 

He was a member of DAV, Guide Rock VFW and Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Lynn Ohmstede of Aurora, Colo., and Julie Quitmeyer of Fort Collins, Colo.; one son, Alan of Papillion; one brother, Gene of Palos Hills, Ill.; and eight grandchildren.
 

William L. Ground
Dec. 14, 1997

Juniata resident William L. Ground, 73, of Juniata died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church in rural Juniata with the Rev. Brian Pummill officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Concordia Cemetery in rural Juniata. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings.

Mr. Ground was born April 26, 1924, to Lester L. and Ann R. (Bourg) Ground in Adams County on the family farm. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1944-46. On Sept. 5, 1948, he married Betty Shay in Kenesaw. He was a farmer. He lived his entire life on the family farm.

He was a member of VFW, Eagles, Juniata American Legion and Plattduetsche in Grand Island. In 1995 he was awarded the Nebraska Pioneer Award from the Knights of Aksarben and Con Agra for the Ground family farm having 100 years of continuous ownership within the family.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, William P. and Dan L., both of Juniata; one sister, Doris Rogers of Grand Island; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
 

William 'Bill' Snider
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997

Hastings resident William F. "Bill" Snider, 70, of 2407 Boyce St. died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Miller officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Snider was born Aug. 31, 1927, to Henry and Mary (Wilson) Snider on a farm near Iola, Kan. He graduated from high school in Humboldt, Kan., and attended Chanute Junior College in Kansas. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On Dec. 18, 1948, he married Dorothea Morgan in Bentonville, Ark. He was an office manager at Garvey Elevator, retiring after 32 years. After his retirement he and his wife operated a lawn mowing service. He was a cross walk guard at Burlington Avenue and E Street for the past nine years.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and ABC bowling league at Pastime Lanes. He was a coach for midget football and little league baseball.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Vicki Nichols of Hastings; two sons, Vern of Phoenix and Ken of Blue Hill; one brother, Robert of Arabi, La.; six grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Memorials will be established.
 

Ruby F. Burt
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997

Former Hastings and Clay Center resident Ruby F. (Jones) Burt, 92, who made her home in both McHenry and Ingleside, Ill., with her daughters, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, at her home.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Church in Clay Center with the Rev. Ronald Burt officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery at Clay Center. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until services Saturday at the church. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Burt was born Sept. 21, 1905, to Jesse J. and Ella Mae (Hays) Jones in Clay Center. She was a co-owner of Sporting Goods Inc. in Hastings for 30 years until 1977. She married Vernon Burt. He died in 1968.

She was a former member of the Christian Church in Hastings and Clay Center. She also was a former member of the DOES in Hastings. 

Survivors are two sons, Ronald of Phoenix and Gordon of Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Beva Olson of Ingleside and Constance Bunting of McHenry; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Larry; one brother; two sisters and two grandsons.

Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois Inc., 410 S. Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010.
 

Jack E. Molley
Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997

Red Cloud resident Jack E. Molley, 75, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Mike Osberg officiating. Burial will be in Guide Rock Cemetery at Guide Rock.

Mr. Molley was born March 13, 1922, to Fred and Millie (Fairfield) Molley in Guide Rock. He graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1940. He attended business college at Chillicothe, Mo. He worked for Consolidated Mills in Grand Island and Hastings. In 1948 he moved to Red Cloud. He was a bookkeeper at Ely's Service until retiring in 1984.

He was a member of Red Cloud First United Methodist Church and served on the Red Cloud Airport Authority.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Guide Rock Cemetery Fund or the American Heart Association.
 

M.O. 'Maury' Gould
Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997

Minden resident M.O. "Maury" Gould, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at Kearney County Health Services in Minden.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer officiating. His remains were donated to the Anatomical Board of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Layton Funeral Home of Minden is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gould was born July 31, 1914, to Harry and Anna Gertrude (Vallicott) Gould in Republican City. He grew up in Lincoln. He graduated from Lincoln High School. He attended the University of Nebraska. He moved to California where he lived for 12 years. He returned to Lincoln and worked in sales. On April 13, 1956, he married Shirley Muir. They lived in Omaha, Cozad and Hutchinson, Kan., before moving to Minden in 1968. He retired in the mid-1980s. 

He was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church and Heartwell Lions Club. He was a volunteer at the Kearney County Health Services Long Term Care Unit for about 10 years.

Survivors are his wife; six sons, Steve and Tom Muir, both of Minden, Chris of Anchorage, Alaska, David of Lake Forest, Calif., Jim of Hutchinson, Kan., and Randy of Alliance; three daughters, Sherry Fickler of LaPorte, Minn., Janette Singer of Choctaw, Okla., and Carol Ewing of Hutchinson; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

A memorial fund has been established.
 

M.O. 'Maury' Gould
Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997
Minden resident M.O. "Maury" Gould, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at Kearney County Health Services in Minden.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Dr. Terry Palmer officiating. His remains were donated to the Anatomical Board of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Layton Funeral Home of Minden is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gould was born July 31, 1914, to Harry and Anna Gertrude (Vallicott) Gould in Republican City. He grew up in Lincoln. He graduated from Lincoln High School. He attended the University of Nebraska. He moved to California where he lived for 12 years. He returned to Lincoln and worked in sales. On April 13, 1956, he married Shirley Muir. They lived in Omaha, Cozad and Hutchinson, Kan., before moving to Minden in 1968. He retired in the mid-1980s. 

He was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church and Heartwell Lions Club. He was a volunteer at the Kearney County Health Services Long Term Care Unit for about 10 years.

Survivors are his wife; six sons, Steve and Tom, both of Minden, Chris of Anchorage, Alaska, David of Lake Forest, Calif., Jim of Hutchinson, Kan., and Randy of Alliance; three daughters, Sherry Fickler of LaPorte, Minn., Jeanette Singer of Choctaw, Okla., and Carol Ewing of Hutchinson; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

A memorial fund has been established.
 

Grace G. Campbell
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997
Hastings resident Grace Geneva (Marley) Campbell, 96, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.

Services are 3 p.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Barbara Spangler officiating. Order of the Eastern Star rites will be provided by Acacia Chapter No. 39. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Campbell was born Nov. 30, 1901, to Harley and Odessa Marley in Orleans, Ind. She was a high school graduate. She taught school in various rural schools in the Central City and Palmer areas and in Colorado and Kansas. On Dec. 23, 1924, she married Leonard G. Campbell. He died in 1992. She was a homemaker after her marriage. Art and Helen Dye of Hastings were her caregivers for several years. 

She was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church and a 75-year member of Order of the Eastern Star Acacia Chapter No. 39. 

She also was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be given to O.E.S. Acacia Chapter No. 39.


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