Miscellaneous Box Butte County, Nebraska Obituaries - 2000

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Howard J. Krause, 65
(Feb. 28) ALLIANCE - Howard J. Krause, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 26, at Box Butte General hospital.
he was born Aug. 20, 1934, at Alliance to Bud and Esther (Gasal) Krause.
He graduated from Alliance High School in 1952, and from the technical college in Milford in 1954.
He married Carolyn Tollman on Sept. 8, 1957.
He worked in agriculture in the Alliance area all of his life. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and trustee, and as a youth group sponsor for several years. he served as a rural school board member for over 25 years. He also was a board member of R.E.A. for 12 years and the Tri-State board of Denver, Colo. As a 4-H leader for 17 years, he was instrumental in getting the beef carcass contest started at the county fair.
His survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two daughters and sons-in-law, Willow and Mark Holoubek of David City and Wendy and Bob Bush of Morrill; six grandchildren, Joe, Luke, Chase and Katie Holoubek of David City and Andrew and Spencer Bush of Morrill.
He is also survived by his mother, Esther Krause of Alliance; brother and sister-in-law, Vic and Jane Krause of Alliance; three aunts, Marcella Krause of Alliance and Agnes Gasal and Lois Gasal of Jamestown, N.D.; Uncle Wilbert Gasal of Jamestown, N.D. and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
His father precedes him in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 1, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alliance with the Reverend James Kidd officiating.
Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Presbyterian memorial Scholarship Fund, Prairie haven Hospice or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Natalie Porras Martin, 81
(Feb. 22) CHADRON - Natalie Porras Martin, beloved wife, mother, sister and teacher, died after a lengthy illness in Chadron, on Friday, Feb. 18. She was 81.
She was born to Yrineo Porras and Eusebia Lopez in Martindale, Texas. She spent her early childhood living on a farm embraced by a loving, extended family, which included her three brothers, a sister, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. In the 1920's, her family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where she grew to be a beautiful young lady who excelled in sports, homemaking, academics and dance. She was good at softball that her nickname was "Babe Ruth." Natalie was very sociable and had many friends.
In 1941, she and Albert Martin of Whitney met and fell in love; and on Jan. 26, 1942, they were married. They had four daughters: Theresa Anne (deceased), Marlena, Elizabeth and Mary Louise. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her children learned about God, social responsibility and the ABC's at her knee. When times were lean, she worked as a waitress, a cook and a seamstress. She took pride in everything she did.
In the 1960's she attended Chadron State College and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Masters Degree. She taught junior and high school Spanish, French and English. She cared a great deal about her students and spent quality time with them, encouraging them to explore their potential. After twenty years of teaching, she retired from Chadron high School and was showered with tributes from her colleagues and students.
In her retirement years she remained active in civic affairs; served as a Spanish translator; tutored persons seeking their GED; and continued to enjoy sewing, gardening and dancing, She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Patrick's Parish. She also was a member of the Chadron State college Alumnae Association, the Nebraska State Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the American Legion Auxiliary and other civic and social organizations.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Luevano Martin of Chadron; three daughters, Marlena Richardson of Boston, Mass., Elizabeth Sanchez of Chadron, Mary King of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sister, Erminia Porras of Kansas City, Kansas; two brothers, Moses Porras of Kansas City, Missouri and Benito Porras of Kansas City, Kansas.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Ed Cortney officiating.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Chadron.
A wake service will be held Monday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
She will be remembered with respect and affection by her family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and students. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Patrick's Church or to the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department in care of Community first National Bank, P.O. Box 1001, Chadron, NE 69337.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.

Garnett E. Hall, 99
(Feb. 22) ALLIANCE - Garnett E. Hall, 99, died Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Good Samaritan Health care Center.
She was born Sept. 2, 1900 at Des Moines, Iowa. Her parents were Thomas P. and Lillie J. (McCarty) Maxwell.
In 1939 was married to Albon B. Hall in Kansas City, Missouri.
She has been an Alliance resident for 60 years and lived on the Hall family ranch south of Alliance.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Christ Scientists and also a member of the Order of Easter Star Chapter No. 260 of Bridgeport for over 50 years.
Her survivors include her two sons and their wives, Jack and Mary Ann Hall and Donald and Mae Hall, all of Alliance; daughter and husband, Nancy and Bob Lockhart of Logan, New Mexico.
She is also survived by three nieces, Mary Jane Felse and Lillian Falk of Des Moines, Iowa and Virginia Stevens of Council Bluffs, Iowa; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Two brothers; daughter, Maxine Kruase and her husband preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. at Bates-Gould Chapel in Alliance.
Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in care of the Good Samaritan health Care Center.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Samantha Lucas, 39
(Feb. 22) HEMINGFORD - Linda Samantha Lucas, 39, Friday, Feb. 18, at her home in Hemingford.
She was born May 6, 1960, in Kingston Hil, Surrey, England. Her parents were Ronald J. and Ruby E. (Lane) Male.
She was preceded in death by her mother Ruby and sister, Lettie.
She came to the Hemingford area in 1997, and on December 17th of that year she was married to Edward L. Lucas.
Her survivors include her husband and daughter Michele Wolf of Overton; two stepdaughters and son-in-law, Jessica Lucas of Gering and Elizabeth and Chris Steggs of Alliance; and granddaughter, Emily Steggs of Alliance.
She is also survived by her father of Surrey England; and numerous aunts, uncles and nieces of England; Mother-in-law, Zenola Hofmann of Alliance; brother-in-law, Terry Lucas of Alliance; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Deb and Joe Weber of Alliance, plus numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her hobbies included fishing, flower gardening, embroidery and crafts. She was a homemaker and while in England she was the lead singer of the rock band, Filthy Rich, and also worked at the police department.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Hemingford. The Reverend Dale Blake will officiate.
A memorial will be designated at a later time. Donations may be sent in care of the family at P.O. Box 905, Hemingford, NE 69348.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Omer L. Seng, 96
(Feb. 22) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Omer L. Seng, 96, formerly of Alliance, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Albuquerque, N.M., where he had been a resident for the last year.
He was born Feb. 3, 1904, at Clatonia. His parents were William and Martha Seng.
He graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1930. He practiced medicine three years in Hay Springs. He then moved his family to Alliance where he practiced medicine until his retirement.
Dr. Seng was preceded in death by his wife, Becky Seng in September 1994.
His survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Bob Moedl of Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren, Karl and Theresa Moedl of Yuma, Ariz., Beck Moedl-Hoberecht and her husband Mike of Canton, Mich. and Bobby and Denise Moedl of Albuquerque, N.M., as well as four great-grandchildren, Garrett, Jenna, Delaney and Ryan.
Graveside services will be Friday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Alliance Cemetery. The Reverend Mark Schutt will officiate.
The family prefers memorials to the Nebraska Boys Ranch or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald L. Ducan, 56
(Feb. 22) North Platte - Donald L. Ducan, 56, died Saturday, Feb. 19, at NHS University Hospital in Omaha.
He was born July 27, 1943, at Alliance. His parents were Calvin James and Mildred Eleanor Osborn Duncan.
He grew up 17 miles north of Hemingford, on a farm and graduated from Hemingford High School in 1963.
He entered the U.S. Army and served a three-year term from 1963 to 1966. After his discharge he worked for Missouri Valley Construction Co. in the North Platte area, building bridges on I-80 and later returned to the Hemingford area to work.
He married Mina Jean Hawthorne on Aug. 26, 1968, at Chadron. They made their home in Grand Island from 1970 to Jan. 1, 1979. In 1979 they moved to North Platte where he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in the Maintenance of Way Department as a roadway mechanic.
He was a member of the Bethel Evangelical Free Church in North Platte and had served as a Deacon and a member of the American legion Post No. 9 at Hemingford for 34 years.
His survivors include his wife, Mina of North Platte; two daughters, Donelle Breitenfeldt and Heidi Duncan, all of Omaha.
He is also survived by his mother, Mildred Duncan of Alliance; three brothers, Bob Duncan of Hemingford, Gary Duncan of Denver, Colo., and Roger of Mazanec of Alliance; and several nephews and extended family.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m.(CT), Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Bethel Evangelical Free Church in North Platte with Pastors Noah Palmer and Pastor Albert Neufeld officiating.
Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. (MT) in the Hemingford Cemetery with military honors provided by the Hemingford American Legion Post No. 9.
Memorials have been established for the Bethel Evangelical Free Church or an organ transplant research.
Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sister Marion Rotherham, 75
(March 3) ALLIANCE - Sister Marion Rotherham, 75, died Saturday, March 4, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center.
She was born June, 1, 1924, at Ewing. Her parents were Michael and Mary Teresa (Kalhoff) Rotherham.
She entered the convent in Denver in 1945 and professed her vows on August 17, 1946, at Marycrest in Denver, Colo.
Her survivors include her five sisters, Lucille Rotherham, Connie McNabb, Cleta Lofquest, all of Norfolk, Mary Lou Streeter of Lincoln and Patricia Roth Koslowski of Oswega, Oreg.
She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Her parents, five half-brothers, two half-sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 6, at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Bryan Ernest and Father Tim Stoner officiating.
Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery.
A wake service was Sunday evening at Marion Hall.
Memorials may be given in care of Sisters of St. Francis, 1104 Toluca, Alliance, NE 69301.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mollie E. Schommer, 84
(March 3) NORTH PLATTE - Mollie E. Schommer, 84, died Saturday, March 4, at Linden Court Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Stockton, New South Wales, Australia.
She was a member of B.P.O. Does Drove No. 2 of Chadron, American Legion Auxiliary and the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Altar Society.
Her survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Patty Schommer of Oelrichs, S.D.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Tom McQuade of North Platte; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 7, at 2 p.m., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Chadron with Father Ed Cortney officiating.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.
Rosary service will be held Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Chadron.
A memorial has been established for Macular Degeneration Research Foundation. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel. P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.

William A. Hamilton, 78
(March 3) OELRICHS, S.D. - William A. Hamilton, 78, died Saturday, March 4, at Crestview Care Center.
He was born March 7, 1921, in Oelrichs, S.D. His parents were Delbert and Lillian (Wall) Hamilton.
He was a member of the Oelrichs Volunteer Fire Department.
His survivors include his wife Carol of Oelrichs, S.D.; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Moniker Hamilton of Denver, Colo.
He is also survived by his sister, Roberta Hayes.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, march 8, at 10 a.m., at Oelrichs Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Anderson officiating.
Burial will be in the Oelrichs Cemetery at a later date as a private family committal.
A memorial has been established for the Oelrichs Ambulance Fund or the Oelrichs Methodist Church. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.

Sandy K. Sautter, 43
(March 3) ALLIANCE - Sandy K. Sautter, 43, died Sunday, March 5, at Box Butte General Hospital.
She was born Jan. 25, 1957, to Donald and Harriette (Edwards) Stull in Alliance.
She was married to David J. Sautter on Nov. 8, 1975, at Mullen. He survives at the home.
She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church, where she was also a member of the Bell Choir, P.E.O., Leadership Box Butte, and a past Guardian Secretary of the Job's Daughter's.
Her survivors include her husband of Alliance; two daughters and son-in-law, Lori and Bill Mazanec and Elizabeth Sautter, all of Alliance; two sons, Michael Sautter of Lincoln and Stephen Sautter of Alliance; and her parents, Donald and Harriette Stull of Kimball.
She is also survived by her two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Tracy Stull of Phoenix, Ariz. and Greg and Penny Stull of Kimball; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Dick Hoffman of McCook; grandmother, Dorothy Stull of Alliance and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her two grandfathers, one father-in-law and one brother-in-law.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 8, 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church. Reverends Mark Schutt and Ray Shepard officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Evangelical Free Church or to the donor's choice.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Edger McGuffey, 76
(March 2) CHADRON - Charles Edger McGuffey, 76, died Monday, Feb. 28, at Ponderosa Villa of Crawford.
He was born June 1, 1923.
He was a member of the Chadron Senior Center.
His survivors include his three sons, James McGuffey of Florida, Jessie McGuffey and Sammy McGuffey , both of Rapid City, S.D.; four daughters, Bobbie Ann Gaswick of Milhani, Hawaii, Terri L. Wait of Chadron, Judy Pilton of Florida and Ruby Salser of Birmingham, Alabama; and eight grandchildren.
He is also survived by one sister, Maw Cooper of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran with Pastor Alan Schmidt officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.
A memorial has been established and donation may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.

Octave F.H. Hanley, 81
(March 2) HARRISON - Octave F.H. Hanley, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, at his home.
He was born Nov. 19, 1918, in Curly. His parents were James and Ida Hanley.
He was a member of the VFW, Eagles Club, Volunteer Fire Department, Ponderosa Villa Auxiliary. He was a 4-H leader for 20 years, Harrison Bible Church and the Historical Society.
His survivors include his wife, Opal of Harrison; son, Martin Hanley of Harrison; three daughters, Mary Bell of Harrison, Audrey Holland of Van Couver, Wash., Loreta Hanley of Harrison; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by six brothers, James Hanley of Roseville, Calif., Robert Sopher of Kissimmee, Flor., Jack Sopher of National City, Calif., Joe Sopher of San Diego, Calif., Earl Sopher of San Diego, Calif. and Leo Sopher of Norfolk, Virginia and one sister, Dorothy Clark of San Diego, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 6, at 10 a.m. at the Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Pastor Don Mathis and Pastor Matt Parker officiating.
Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Harrison or Crawford Ambulance fund, Harrison Bible Church or the donor's choice. Donations may be sent to the Security First Bank of Harrison, Box 216, Harrison, NE.
Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosemary Kooper, 73
(June 15) ALLIANCE - Rosemary Kooper died Wednesday, June 14, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Alliance. She was 73.
She was born June 16, 1926 at Valparaiso, the daughter of William and Marie (Kohout) Kubik.
She came to the Alliance area in 1949.
On Nov. 18, 1950 she was married to Edward Kooper at Wahoo.
She worked as a secretary for the Reddish Law Office and later as a
bookkeeper for Howard Curtiss, CPA. She also worked with her husband in the operation of their ranch south of Alliance. They retired in 1986 and moved into Alliance. They have spent the winter months in Texas.
Rosemary was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Box Butte General Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Women's Golf Association.
Her survivors are her husband, Edward, sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Clara Kooper of Lakewood, Colo., John and Cindy Kooper of Sheridan, Wyo. Grandchildren, Merredith and Lexi Kooper of Sheridan, and Brett Kooper of Anchorage, Alaska.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Adeline.
Funeral services will be Saturday, June 17 at 10:00 am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Alliance. Father Tim Stoner will officiate. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.
A wake service will be Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church.
Memorials may be given to Holy Rosary Church, 1104 Cheyenne, Alliance, NE 69301 or Carnegie Arts Center, P.O. Box 375, Alliance or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Walter Henry Schulze, 90
(June 15) ALLIANCE - Walter H. Schulze, 90, died Wednesday, June 14, at the Good Samaritan Health Care Center.
He was born Nov. 26, 1909, at Emerald. his parents were Albert and Caroline (Nobis) Schulze.
He moved to Yuma, Colo. and then to Alliance in 1927.
He married Jacquline Pahlow on June 11, 1941. They made there home in Alliance where he farmed and operated Schulze's Dairy until 1972 when he sold the dairy cattle. He then raised range cattle until his retirement in 1990.
He was a charter member of St. John's United Lutheran Church.
His survivors include his daughter and husband Sharon and Joe Ryan of Berlin, Wisc.; son and wife, Warner and Michele Schulze of Alliance; sister, Frieda Krohn of Gering; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and a very special friend, Loretta Hood.
His wife, parents, brothers, Werner and Arnold and son Dwain preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Alliance. Rev. Kent Bryant officiating.
Burial will be held in the Alliance Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Church, Good Samaritan, Prairie Haven Hospice or to the Senior Citizen Center.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alma L. Brodrick, 96
(June 15) CHADRON - Alma L. Brodrick, 96, died Tuesday, June 13, at Crestview Care Center.
She was born June 17, 1903, in Atkinston. Her parents were Henry and Laura (Stromberg) Henning.
She was affiliated with Rebbekkahs, Gold Star Mother, VFW Auxiliary and the First Baptist Church.
Her survivors include her three sons, Don of Chadron, Julian of Rapid City, S.D. and Dean of Norwalk, Ohio; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her brother, Henry Henning of Bella Vista, Ark. and sister, Leona Newman of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Chadron with the Rev. Truman Sproles officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.

Russell J. Pedersen, 73
(June 13) ALLIANCE - Russell J. Pedersen died Sunday, June 11, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Alliance. He was 73.
He was born August 3, 1926, at Sioux City, Iowa to Christian and Mabel (Clausen) Pedersen.
He married Betty M. Peterson on May 24, 1946.
During WWII Russell served in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Morning Side College in Sioux City with a B.A. in Education in 1949. He received his Master of Science in 1955 and his Specialist in Education Degree in 1969 both from UNL.
Mr. Pedersen began teaching in Coleridge and became Superintendent of Schools in 1952. His career as Superintendent then took him to Gordon from 1956 to 1962, Sidney 1962 to 1976 and then to Milford from 1976 to 1988.
He was past president of Nebraska School Administrators. They came to Alliance in Nov. 1999.
His survivors include his wife Betty, daughters and their husbands, Janet and Steven Boshart of Grand Island, Penny and Carter Hoover of Alliance, Kay and William Ough of Chino Valley, Ariz. A sister Shirley Nelson of Hubbard, and 5 grandchildren, Christopher Boshart and Lori Watson of Lincoln, Natalie Hoover and Shaun Hoover of Alliance, and Harley Ough of Chino Valley, Ariz.
His parents, a brother Don, and sister Delores Kirkpatrick preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's
United Lutheran Church in Alliance. The Reverend Kent Bryant will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
The family will establish a memorial for the Parkinson Foundation. Donations may be sent in care of Penny Hoover, 2540 CR 58, Alliance, NE 69301.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Merle Preuss, 85
(June 13) GORDON - Merle Preuss, 85, died Saturday, June 10, at Sun City West, Ariz.
He was born March 28, 1915, at Bancroft to Carl and Henrietta (Englehardt) Pruess.
He lived in Bandcroft until he moved with his family to a farm north of Gordon.
He married Viola Johnson on Sept. 6, 1938, at St. Maries, Idaho. They made their home in Gordon where he farmed and the family ran the Preuss Drapery Company for 35 years.
He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Gordon.
His survivors include his wife of Sun City West, Ariz.; son, Marvin and wife Ann (Klingebiel) of West Chicago, Ill.; daughter Jan Karms of San Diego, Calif. and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Stanley Preuss.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. June 16, at the Gordon Cemetery with the Rev. martin T, Schnare officiating.
Memorials of the donor's choice may be sent to the First National Bank, P.O. 290, Gordon, NE 69343.
Chamberlain-Gates Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Roy Haskall, 53
(June 13) FRESNO, Calif. - Thomas Roy Haskell, 53, died Friday, June 9, in Fresno, Calif.
He was born June 28, 1946, to James and Gladys Haskell in Sidney.
He was raised on the farm north of Lodgepole and attended elementary school at Goodview Grade School in Garden County. He graduated from Deuel County High School in Chappell in 1964.
He attended the University of Nebraska before joining the United States Navy in 1966. He received an honor discharge in 1970.
He then began to work for the Department of Roads, Fresno County, Calif. He retired from in May of 2000, with more than 30 years of service.
His survivors include his daughter Tiffany Guerrero, son, Jeffery Haskell, and two grandsons.
He is also survived by his brother, Jim Haskell of Virg. and sisters, Lucille Stickley of Sidney and Marcella Merrihew of Alliance.
He was preceded in death by both parents and sister, Joanne Haskell Masbek.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Whitehurst Funeral Home in Fresno, Calif.
Memorial services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Kowanda Methodist Church in Garden County with Pastor Brenda Pfeifly officiating.
Holechek Funeral Home in Oshkosh is in charge of the arrangements.

Sister Agnesita Krenzel, 88
(June 12) ALLIANCE - Sister Agnesita Krenzel, 88, died Saturday, June 10, at Box Butte General Hospital.
She was born Sept. 5, 1911, at Orrin. Her parents were Eustacehius and Magdalena (Hegel) Krenzel.
She entered the convent at Stella Niagra, N.Y. on Aug. 17, 1931, and professed her final vows as a Sister of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian Charity on Aug. 21, 1936.
Her work took her to Alliance and O'Neill, St. Francis and Manderson, S.D. She has lived in Alliance since 1989.
Her survivors include her sisters, Felicitas Heger of Rugby, N.D., Sr. Anna Krenzel of Alliance, Sr. Eustacia Krenzel of Denver, Colo., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her parents, three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will beheld at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Tim Stoner will officiate.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.
A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Marian Residence.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christine Marie Parks, 52
(June 12) GORDON - Christine Marie Parks, 52, died Friday, June 9, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.
She was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Omaha. Her parents are Jerry J. Barrick and Eileen E. Fitl.
Her survivors include her husband, Jerry Parks of Gordon; father of Denver, Colo.; mother of Lincoln and two sons, Jerry Lee Orange and Eugene Lee Orange.
She is also survived by her two brothers, Clifford Barrick of Fremont and Mike Fitl of Lincoln; and three sisters, Mary Ann of Kansas City, Kan., Cindy Fitl of Lincoln and Christina Ann Domenico of Sterling, Colo.
A memorial has been established for the family. Donations may be sent to the Community First Bank of Gordon.
Chamberlain-Gates Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of the arrangements.

Bruce Cooper, 69
(June 12) VANCOUVER, Wash. - Bruce Cooper, 69, died at home on Friday, May 12, of pancreatic cancer.
He was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Alliance.
He graduated from Alliance High School in 1948, and then attended the University of Idaho School of Forestry in 1953.
He served two years in the U.S. Army and worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 31 years. He retired in 1986.
He was an avid fly fisherman.
His survivors include his wife, Kay; sister, Alice of Billings, Mont.; daughters, Margaret Sowards, Mary Bacon and Shannon Harris; sons, Charles and Robert Cooper and Bob Harris, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial were held Wednesday, May 17, in Vancouver, Wash.
Cards or memorials may be sent to the family at 7015 NE 73rd Street, Vancouver, WA 98661.

Robert Alden Leroy Johnson, 78
(June 12) ALLIANCE - Robert Alden Leroy Johnson, 78, died Friday, June 9, at Highland Park Care Center.
He was born Sept. 4, 1921, a Chisago City, Minn., the son of Arthur E.T. and Anna K. (Erickson) Johnson.
He graduated from Chisago City High School in 1939. He spent three years in the Civilian Conservation Corp. He was drafted in September of 1942, and served in the U.S. Army in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatre until the end of war, December of 1945.
He then graduated from St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud, Minn. He retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 30 years. He worked as an accountant until his death.
In 1945 he married Elaine Parker n Hot Springs, S.D. and resided in Alliance.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother, Vernon of Chisago City, and Minn., a sister Florence Cooper in Kirkland, Wash.
His survivors include his wife, Elaine; son and his wife, Lerick and Cheryl, and Michael and his wife Kristy, all of Alliance; sisters, May Brinkeroff and her husband Charles of Pasco, Wash., LaVern Weir of Pasco, Wash.; brothers, Allan and his wife Marilyn Joyce Johnson of Foley, Ala., Norman and his wife, Marie of Shafer, Minn., Gordon and his wife Joy Johnson of Oregon City, Ore.; and five grandchildren, Dereck, Carley, David, Samantha and Ashley.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Chapel. The Rev. Walter Cline officiating.
Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis, S.D. on Wednesday, June 14, at 11 a.m.
Memorials may be given to the Carnegie Arts Center.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Russell L. Maunier, 76
(June 10) DENVER, Colo. - Russell L. Maunier, 76, died Wednesday, June 7, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, Colo.
He was born Jan. 24, 1924, to William and Bessie (Weaver) Maunier in Lincoln.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
His survivors include his wife, Connie Maunier of Arvada, Colo., one son, Paul Maunier of Westminister, Colo.; step-son, George Griffiths and step-daughter, Ann Del Nigro.
Visitation will be at the Bates-Gould Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Alliance Cemetery. Reverend Mark Schutt will officiate.
Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William J. Rischling, 70
(June 10) William J. Rischling died Friday, June 9 at Box Butte General Hospital. He was 70 years old.
He was born December 31, 1929 to William Frank and Theodora Marie (Willy) Rischling in Hebron, Nebraska.
He married Maralee Wickiser on August 25, 1950 in Falls City, Nebraska. She survives at the home.
He had been a longtime music instructor teaching from 1947 until his retirement in 1993. He recently came out of retirement to teach music at the Chadron Public Schools during the 1999-2000 school year.
He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
His survivor,s include his children and their spouses, Dick and Gretchen Rischling, David and Shawna Rischling, all of Alliance, Nebraska, Joseph and Linda Rischling of Bayard, Nebraska, Mary and Richard Fulkerson of Littleton, Colorado, Anne and Mike Moody of Wakefield, Nebraska, Margaret and Todd Peterson of Torrington, Wyoming, Jane and Pat Stutzman of Las Vegas, Nevada, Cecilia and Mike Higgins of Reno, Nevada, Rose and Dennis Hengen of Bird City, Kansas, Christine and Randy Dickerson of Chadron, Nebraska, Jean and Brian Gatzemeyer of Elkhart, Indiana, and Susan Rischling of Alexandria, Virginia. Forty-two grandchildren also survive him. His parents, an infant daughter, and one brother, Richard, preceded him in death.
A wake service will be Sunday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Funeral services will be Monday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Father Tim Stoner will officiate. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Alliance High School Foundation in care of the Music Department or to the church. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William J. Scheve Sr., 84
(August 21) BEATRICE - William J. Scheve Sr., 84, died Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Beatrice Community Hospital.
He was born on March 20, 1916, at rural Beatrice. His parents were Joseph H. and Mary A. Wollenburg Scheve.
He was baptized on April 9, 1916, at the First Trinity Lutheran Church and was confirmed on March 24, 1929.
He graduated from Beatrice High School in 1933 and began farming.
On Feb. 1, 1942, he married Hilda E. Falkenroth at the First Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Beatrice. They lived and farmed west of Beatrice all of their married life.
He was a life-long member of the First Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served as the congregation president, church treasurer and church elder. He was on the school board and belonged to various other church organizations. He was the director for the Beatrice National Bank for 38 years, president of the Farmer's Union Elevator Board and the Farmer's Union Oil Station. He was on the Beatrice Cemetery Board and was a 4-H leader for the Cub Creek Feeders.
His survivors include his wife, Hilda Scheve of Beatrice; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Larry Ring of Alliance and Susan and Arden Miller of Lodgepole; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Sallie Scheve of York, Richard and Mary Scheve of Beatrice and Lloyd and Jeanne Scheve of Blair; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Alvin Scheve and his wife Addie of Norfolk; two sisters-in-law, Hilda Scheve of Mesa, Ariz. and Pauline Scheve of Lawrence, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Mark Rockenbach and Pastor Douglas Irmer officiating.
Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery.
A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning in the basement of the church.
A memorial has been established to the First trinity Lutheran Church and the Alzheimer's Association with Leonard Burger and Dale Meyer in charge.
Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.

Virgil "Vergie" L. Carnahan, 76
(August 19) RAPID CITY, S.D. - Virgil "Vergie" Carnahan, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, at her home.
She was May 28, 1924, in Wheatland, Wyo. Her parents were Howard (Ben) H. and Virgil Josephine (Allen) Moss.
She was a member of the Chadron BPO Does Drove No. 2.
Her survivors include her son, Morie Carnahan of Chadron; two daughters, Cherlynn Young and Janie Norlin, both of Bell Fourche, S.D.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She is also survived by sister, Jeri Berg of Wheatland, Wyo. and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Crawford with the Rev. Tim Pratt and the Rev. K.F. Kaleuati officiating.
Burial will be in the Crawford Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Crawford Alumni banquet Association, Chadron BPO Does Drove No. 2 or the United Methodist Church in Crawford. Donations may be sent to the Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.

Andrew Petersen, 83
(August 18) GORDON - Andrew Petersen, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1916, in Cherry County. His parents were Nels and Carrie (Anderson) Petersen.
He married Bernice Hare on May 9, 1944, at Rushville.
He was a lifelong resident of the area.
Andy had ranched south of Gordon for over 50 years. He was a self-taught musician who enjoyed playing for dances.
His survivors include his wife, Bernice of Gordon; two daughters, Carman Petersen and Carol Brakeman, both of Denver; two grandchildren; and a sister, Inga Semans of Gordon.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Chapel in Gordon, with the Rev. Tom Dykes officiating. Inurnment will be in the Gordon Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the donor's choice.
Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Leone M. Atchison, 83
(August 15) HARRISON - Leone M. Atchison, 83, died Monday, Aug. 14, at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford.
She was born on Dec. 18, 1916, in Falls City. Her parents were Herbert A. and Emma M. (McCann) Burk.
She was married to George R. Atchison on Jan. 21, 1936, in Hot Springs, S.D.
Her survivors include her two sons, Paul R. Atchison of Norfolk, Va. and Darrel L. Atchison of Atwood, Kans.; one daughter, Loretta Wilkins of Lusk, Wyo.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Memorial United Methodist with the Rev. Henrietta Stemley officiating.
Burial will be at the Harrison Cemetery.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.

Dennis L. Strumpler, 53
(August 15) ALLIANCE - Dennis L. Strumpler, 53, died Saturday, Aug. 12, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
He was born Aug. 31, 1946, to Henry and Arlene (Knispel) Struempler at Lexington.
He was baptized at Buffalo Lutheran Church and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Broken Bow.
Dennis graduated from Ansley High School in 1964, and served in the U.S. Army for two years.
He married Kathy Patterson and two sons were born to this union.
He worked in the irrigation well business for years, including Sargent Irrigation, Layne Western, Grosch irrigation and at the time of his death he was employed for Rasmussen Irrigation in Alliance.
Dennis enjoyed the sport of rodeo.
His survivors include his two sons, Scott Struempler of Gering and Erik Struempler of Kimball; one grandson; parents of Berwyn; three sisters, Sheryl Taylor, Debra Rapp and Lana Lymber, all of Broken Bow; grandmother, Clara Knispel of Lexington and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant nephew, Galen Rapp; and grandparents, Fritz Sr. and Minnie Struempler and William Knispel.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Central Time Thursday, Aug. 17, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Robert Strawn officiating.
Private burial will be in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery southwest of Oconto. Friends and family may sign a register book at Govier Brothers Mortuary from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.


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