Miscellaneous Box Butte County, Nebraska Obituaries - 1999

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Elphe L. Eggers, 79
(April 26) Elphe Lois Baugher Eggers, 79, Alliance, died Friday, April 23. 
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Alliance Berean Church. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the Crawford Cemetery.
Eggers was born November 17, 1919, to Justin and Ethel Baugher in Holdredge. 
She married George Henry Carsten Eggers in 1943. The couple lived in Lexington/overton, Rushville and Crawford. Eggers has lived in Alliance for 25 years.
Eggers was a teacher in rural schools in Dawes, Sheridan and Box Butte Counties for over 25 years. After retiring, she worked at the Alliance Public Library.
She is survived by daughters, Sandra (Jack) Abbott, Alliance; Marlene (George) Mohler, Crawford; sons, Randy (Helen), Idaho Falls, Idaho; Gordon (Betty), Davenport, Nebraska; Russell (Carolyn), Northglenn, Colo.; Jeff, Sterling, Colo.; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
Eggers was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother, Vernon.
Memorials may be given to the Alliance Public Library of the Alliance Berean Church.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James O. Ward, 73
(April 26) James Oliver Ward, 73, Alliance, died Sunday, April 25. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Methodist Church. Mark Schutt will be officiating. 
Ward was born June 4, 1925 to Raymond and Katheryn (Smith) Ward in Berwyn, Neb.
He married Elda J. Heath, in 1947.
Ward was a retired clerk for Burlington Northern Rail Road.
He belonged to the Methodist Church, American Legion, Elks and the Burlington Northern Black Diamond Club.
He was in the coast guard from 1943 to 1946.
Ward is survived by daughter, Peggy (Donald) Shaw, St. Louis, Mo.; son, Jimmy Ray, Loup City, Neb.; brother, Glendale, Alliance; sisters, Irene Newmann, McCook; Fay Drake, Kearney; Dixie Jensen, Holdredge; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Memorials may be sent to the family at 2423 B-8, Highway 2, Alliance, NE 69301.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lillian B. Murphy, 98
(April 23) Lillian B. Murphy, 98, Miles City, Mont., formerly of Crawford, died Wednesday, April 21.
Murphy was born Nov. 11, 1900, to Frank and Ardella (Pierce) Murphy in rural Dawes County.
She attended grade school in Belmont, and later earned a teaching certificate.
She married Wesley "Bud" Murphy at Hot Springs, S.D., one November 9, 1923.
The couple lived at Ft. Robinson, did share farming in Sioux County and owned and farmed their own farm for 63 years in Dawes County.
Murphy enjoyed the outdoors, farming and raising her three children.
She was a member of the Congregational Church.
She is survived by son, Pat (Terry), Emmett, Idaho; daughters, Marjy (Alan) Holmgren, Crawford; Deljean (Ralph) Hilderbrand, Miles City; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Helen, Florence and Bessie; brothers, Howard, Arthur and Ronald.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the Chapel of Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. A Prayer service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Chamberlain Chapel in Crawford. Interment will follow in the family lot in the Crawford Cemetery. Chamberlain Chapel, Crawford, and Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home, Miles City are in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Crawford Volunteer Fire and Rescue at the Security Bank in Crawford.

W. Woodrow Metzger, 86
(April 23) Funeral services for W. Woodrow Metzger, 86, Gordon, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Gordon. Fr. Philip Henderson will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Gordon Cemetery.
Metzger died Wednesday, April 21 at Gordon Countryside Care. A memorial has been established for Gordon Countryside Care. Donations may be sent to First National Bank of Gordon.
He was born on October 4, 1912, to William and Pearl (Parker) Metzger.
Metzger ranched in the area his entire lifetim.
He was affiliated withe the Masons for 50 years, S.D. Stock Growers, Eastern Star and the Nebraska Brand Commision.
He is survived by son, Bill (Carol), Spearfish, S.D.; daughters, Ann (Wayne) Wiley, Sturgis, S.D., and Jan (Roy) Huckaby, Rosalia, Wash.; brother, Marvin, Green Valley, Ariz.; sister, Ruth Evelyn Paul, Gordon; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Clyde A. Younkin, 51
(April 22) Clyde A. Younkin, 51, Mullen, died Monday, April 19, at his families ranch north of Mullen.
Younkin was born May 29, 1947, in Seneca to George and Rana (Dalton) Younkin.
He worked for the railroad and various ranches and feedlots in the area. He spent the last few years helping at his families ranch.
He is survived by his father George, Mullen; wife Sherri, Merriman; sons, Shawn (DeAnna), St. Joseph, Mo.; and Brandon (Brandi), Torrington; brothers George Jr. (Becky), Johnstown; Don (Mary Jane), Mullen; Charlie (Eula), Rushville; sisters Ruby (James) Folk, Mullen; Judy (Gordon) Most, Seneca; Linda (Fred) Soderberg, Ft. Collins, Colo., Nita (Lex) Zimmerman, five step-children; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 26,at the Lariat Auditorium in Mullen. Rev. Mark Danielson will be officiating.
Burial will be in Cedarview Cemetery, Mullen.
Memorials are to the donor's choice.
Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lillian B. Murphy, 98
(April 22) Lillian B. Murphy, 98, of Miles City, Montana, formerly of Crawford, died on Wednesday, April 21.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the chapel of Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City, Mont. A prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Chamberlain Chapel in Crawford.
Interment will follow in the family lot in the Crawford Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Miles City, and Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford.

Scott L. Hebbert, 43
(Oct. 12) Scott L. Hebbert, 43, died in his home on Monday, Oct. 11, 1999.
He was born on March 14, 1956 in Chadron to Myron and Doris Hebbert. 
He was a member of the Dawes County 4-H Club, Farm Bureau Citrus Coordinator, Berean Fundamental Church and Men's Fellowship.
His survivors include his parents of Chadron; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and George Sands of Belton, Missouri; three aunts; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Berean Fundamental Church with Rev. Daniel Williams officiating. Burial will be at the Whitney Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Berean Fundamental Church Building Fund or Hospice.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements. 

Otto "Red" Guthmiller, 77
(Oct. 12) Otto "Red" Guthmiller, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999 at West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atlinson.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1921 at Anoka to Emmamual an dJohanna (Fromm) Guthmiller. He was baptized at the Congregational Church near Fairfax, S.D. and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfax April, 1937.
He attended rural Anoka school and served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific Islands. 
On August 29, 1948 he married Jue Maxine Vance at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfax. They lived and farmed northeast of Anoka and were blessed with two adopted children.
He was a member of th eImmanuel Lutheran Church in Butte, and was active in the community, serving as District No. 40 School Board President for many of years.
He retired farminand moved to Butte in 1990. He entered the Butte Care Center in 1997 and then moved to Parkside manor in Stuart in 1998.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Karri of Alliance; daughter, Carol, and special friend David Laravie of Norfolk; six grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Abe and Ella of Anoka; sister, Alvina Camin of Butte; sisters-in-law, Helen Guthmiller of Anoka and Iva Guthmiller of Butte; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, june, and brothers, Theobold, Emmanual Jr., and Aaron.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Butte. Rev. Don Erickson will officiate with burial in Butte City Cemetery in Butte.
Brockhaus Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Christina D. Koester, 13
(Oct. 11) Christina Diane Koester, 13, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999 at the Box Butte General Hospital.
She was born on May 11, 1986 to George Koester and Mary Catherine (Kier) Koester in Alliance.
She was an eighth grade student, and active in volleyball, basketball, and the school band. She was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church, Sunday School Aid, Girl Scouts, Middle School Band.
Her survivors include: her parents of Alliance, grandmothers, Gertrude Koester of Alliance and Terri Kier of Washington, Kansas; brothers and sister-in-law, Daniels and Kim Pianalto of Sublette, Kansas and Nicholas Pianalto of Kirksville, Missouri; sister, Marla Lane of Aurora, Colo., niece and nephew, Carissa and Chase Lane of Aurora, Colo.; several aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her two grandfathers.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Assembly of God Church wth Pastor Michael G. Schaff officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Alliance Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Calvary Assembly of God Church.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Roy Seery, 85
(Oct. 11) Roy Serry, 85, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999 at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 18, 1913 in Cario to Fred and Edna (Hodgson) Serry.
His survivors include: his wife, Ruby Serry of Hay Springs; daughters, Wilma Dvorak of Chadron and Janet Quinn of Hay Springs; sister, Pearl Westover of Burwell; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron with the Rev. Gene Vanhuss officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m (Central Time) in Chambers.
A memorial has been established for the Hay Springs Rescue Unit.
Donations may be sent to the Security First Bank of Hay Springs.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.

Myron (Mack) L. Malmberg, 68
(Nov. 9) Myron (Mack) L. Malmberg, 68, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at the Chadron Community Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 1, 1931 in Pender to Gustav and Lillie (Bloom) Malmberg. 
He was a past member of the Roping Club. His survivors include his son and fiancée, Eric Malmberg and Jennifer Kelly of Gordon; daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Loren Wilson of Hay Springs and Lisa and Marlon Reed of Hyannis; brothers, Ray of Oregon and Charley of Pender; sisters, June Larson of Stromsberg and Genevieve Malmberg; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant Point Church south of Gordon with two pastors officiating. Burial will be at the Mt, Hope Cemetery south of Gordon.
A memorial has been established for the Tri State Old Times Club. Donations may be sent to the Security First Bank of Hay Springs.
Chamberlain-Gates Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. 

Roger D. Reeves, 83
(Nov. 9) Roger D. Reeves, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1916 near Osmond (Pierce County) to Robert A. and Myrtle (Rodgers) Reeves. 
He married Verta L. Newman on March 20, 1937 at Hot Springs, S.D. Together, with the help of her sister; they operated the Gordon Ice House for several years.
He enlisted in the Navy during World War II, then returned to Gordon where he later became a partner in the building and operation of the Hacienda Motel and restaurant.
He was a member of the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department, City Council, and four years as the Mayor. He belonged to the American Legion, VFW, and was a member of the Gordon United Methodist Church. 
His survivors include sisters, Marba Jeanne Mundorf and Shirley Lewis of Bakersfield, Calif. and Belvadine Lecher and husband of Chadron.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Verta; two infant sons, Robert and Roger; his parents and a sister, Donnabelle Corman.
Memorials have been established for the Gordon Countryside Care, Gordon United Methodist Church or charity of donor's choice. 
Memorial Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Gordon Cemetery.
Cicmanec-Pier Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. 

James Locke, 75
(Nov. 9) James Locke, 75, of Lewellen died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999 in Sidney.
He was born on Nov. 19, 1924 in Box Butte County. 
His survivors include his wife, Maxine; daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kinard of Glendale, Ariz.; sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Keenan of Broadwater and Betty Carlson of Alliance; one grandson and one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God in Oshkosh. Burial will be in the Maxwell Cemetery in Maxwell, Neb. 

Louise M. "Nina" Dickey, 87
(Nov. 9) Louise M. "Nina" Dickey, 87, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999 at Box Butte General Hospital.
She was born Oct. 27, 1912 at Berea to Jesse and Ella (Scott) Franklin.
She was married to Albert "Red" Dickey on Dec. 24, 1930.
She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hemingford.
Her survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Alfred of Colorado Springs, Colo., Calvin and Vera of Hemingford and Roy and Carol of Kearney; daughter and son-in-law, Ella and Richard of Olathe, Kansas; brother and sister-in-law, LaVern and Agnes Scott of Edgemont, S.D.; sister-in-law, Doris Scott of Lead, S.D.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Jessie; daughters, Sylvia and Lora Pauline, brother, Lyle, and sister Lora.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Ronald Burnham, 65
(Nov. 8) Ronald Burnham, 65, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1934 at Hastings to Clarence and Leonna Burnham. 
He worked as a diesel mechanic at Modern Farm Equipment of Gordon and worked on a ranch.
He was an Army Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion and was a lifetime member of the D.A.V.
His survivors include his son, Wayne of Bremerton, Wash.; daughter, Lori Gordon of Big Valley, Alberta, Canada; brothers, Paul of Arvada, Colo., Bill of Hastings and Chuck of Red Cloud; sisters, Dorothy Ennis of Marysville, Calif. and Deloris Marquardt of Hastings; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gordon Cemetery with Rev. Vonne Blessman Anderson officiating. The Fred F. Studevant Post No. 34 will perform military rites.
A memorial has been established for the Gordon American Legion Post. Donations may be sent to the First National Bank, P.O. Box 290, Gordon, NE 69343.
Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Service id in charge of the arrangements. 

Marguerite E. Long, 91
(Nov. 8) Marguerite E. Long, 91, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999 at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Mullen.
She was born on May 2, 1908 to Charlie and Delliah (Sheets) Marsh in Wesington Springs, S.D.
She was married to Calvin F. Long on Nov. 22, 1926 in Valentine.
They were long-time residents of Hooker County were they managed the Pool Hall in Mullen.
Her survivors include her son and his wife, Gerald and Sandra of Torrington, Wyo.; daughters and son-in-law, Verla Robonson of Nevada and Carlsie and Shorty Baldwin of Arizona.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 1:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) at the United Methodist Church with Rev. Delbert King officiating. Burial will be at the Ceterview Cemetery in Mullen.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Mullen Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
A memorial has been established for the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home.
Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Darlene M. Brewer, 70
(Nov. 8) Darlene M. Brewer, 70, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Warner Robins, Georgia.
She was born Jan. 27, 1999 at Hemingford to J.J. and Marie Prochazka.
She was married to Wayne Brewer on August 17, 1949 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Hemingford. They lived in Wichita, Kansas for 20 years and then later to Warner Robins for the remainder of her life.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was involved with the Legion of Mary, Altar Society and Guild Chairman.
Her survivors include her husband, Wayne; children, Douglas Brewer of Lizella, Georgia, Cheryl Turner of San Antonio, Texas, Gregory Brewer of Macon, Georgia, and Larry Brewer of Newport News, Virginia; brother, Kenneth Prochazka of Hemingford; and eight grandchildren.
Her parents and twin brother, Donald Prochazka, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Bridget Catholic Church with Father Hugh Spanel officiating. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. Wake services will be Thursday, at 7 p.m. at St. Bridget Church. 
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Donald C. Smith, 69
(Nov. 8) Donald C. Smith, 69, died on Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
He was born on August 16, 1930 in Crawford to James and Ollie (Curtis) Smith.
He was a member of the Eagles Club in Crawford.
His Survivors include his sons, Elvin of Albuquerque, N.M., Allen of Crawford and Benjamin; daughters, Relda Hyde of Scottsbluff and Sharon Hoffarth of Monticello, N.M.; brother, Richard of Ogallala; and nine grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Crawford Cemetery with Rev. Tim Pratt officiating.
A memorial has been established. Donations may be sent to the Security First Bank in Crawford.
Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of the arrangements.


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