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ERVIE DALE REITER

Funeral services for Ervie Dale Reiter, 73, were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was in Wyoming Memorial Gardens.
He died suddenly on March 14, 2000, at Wyoming Medical Center of a brain aneurysm.
He was born August 15, 1926, in Elgin, NE, to Ervie Edwin and Beatrice Leona (Slaight) Reiter. He spent most of his young years on the Beaver Valley, going to high school in Bartlett, NE. After graduation in 1943, he was drafted into the U. S. Army. He served in the Philippines and re-enlisted, going to Germany and being discharged in 1946.
He was a World War II Veteran and a 51-year Legion member.
He was a longtime member of the American Quarter Horse Association and had the opportunity to work with several grand champion horses on the Howard Pitzer ranch near Ericson, NE. He did construction work on several Nebraska highways, worked on various ranches, was a trouble shooter for ZIMMATIC Irrigation Company. He traveled several states and made many friends with the Indians in New Mexico and the Hooterites in Montana. At one time he caught the record paddle fish in South Dakota.
He was a very kind and loving father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He never knew a stranger and was loved by so many.
Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Bourbon of Casper, WY; two brothers, James T. Reiter of Dunning, NE, and Donald J. Reiter of Bartlett, NE; two sons, Danny Reiter and Bobby Reiter; several nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and twin great-grandchildren in Denver; many friends in Nebraska and Wyoming.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Edwin, a sister Opal, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
The Reverand Bill Moore of the First Methodist Church of Casper officiated. Pallbearers were Casey Reiter, Dennis Reiter, Timothy Miller, Kevin Miller, Tracy Houser and Jeremy Pollard. Honorary pallbearers were James Miller, Richard Shain, Wayne Styrozzi and Kevin Kraft.
Military Honors were performed by the Natrona County United Veterans Council. The flag was presented to his oldest nephew, James Miller and he in turn presented it to Dale's oldest grandson, Casey Reiter.
Those expressing sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to The National Downs Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, New York 10012, or Make a Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 273, Casper, WY.
Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of burial.

LEE CLARENCE SINNER

Lee Clarence Sinner 80 was born Feb. 13th, 1920 at home near Loup City, Ne. to Clarence and Ella (Garner) Sinner. He died Feb. 19th, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, NE.
When three weeks old he and his family moved to Blaine County, NE. He spent his lifetime working on the ranch, enjoying the cattle, neighbors, and family. He especially enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.
He left Brewster High School to help on the ranch when his father died, going back a year later to graduate with his sister Leona in 1939.
Lee enjoyed several summer vacations with the Lethert family at their lake home in Minnesota, and fishing with his special friend Joe Divis.
Lee was a father to his sister Betty when their dad died in 1938. He was always there to lend a helping hand to family members.
Lee was Blaine County Sheriff for twenty some years.
He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Survivors are his sister Betty Dunbar and husband Floyd, two sister-in-laws, Irene Sinner, and Bethene Sinner, 18 nieces and nephews, many great neices and nephews and a lot of friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sister, Luella Moninger - Leona Sinner, Louise Sinner and Beulah Scofield, and two brothers, Floyd Sinner and Leonard Sinner.
Funeral services were held February 22, 2000 at the Mortuary in Broken Bow with Burial at Brewster, Ne. Pallbearers were: Stanley Moninger, Keith Moninger, Orval Moninger, Roger Sinner, Lonnie Sinner, Leslie Sinner, Bryan Scofield, and Robert Dunbar. Honorary Pallbearers: Gordon and Margaret Bradley, George and Loretta Epp, Walt and Marilyn Rhoades, and Dale and Maxine Dingman.

IN MEMORIAM
We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday, and the day before that, too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. All we have now are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts. A million times we've cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place no one can ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone. For a part of us went with you the day God took you home. 

HOWARD I. PROCTOR

Howard I. Proctor, age 91, of Freeport, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2000 at his residence.
He was born on May 6, 1908 in Burwell, NE, the son of Ira and Viola (Todd) Proctor.
Mr. Proctor was raised in Nebraska and attended schools there.
He married Mable I. Cass on May 2, 1930 and they moved to their present farm house on Sisson Road in 1943.
Mr. Proctor's employment included Bradford White Corporation in Middleville for 22 years, retiring in 1971. He was also engaged in farming and beekeeping.
He was a member of the Middleville Wesleyan Church.
Mr. Proctor was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Roger and Neil Proctor.
He is survived by his wife, Mable; two sons, Seth (Joan) Proctor of Frankfort, Kentucky, and Norman Proctor of Hastings; daughter, Lois (Gilbert) Preston of Ft. Myers, Florida; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 12, 2000 at Wren Funeral Home in Hastings. Reverend Mark Patchett officiated.
Burial was at the Freeport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Barry Community Hospice or Middleville Wesleyan Church.
Arrangements were made by Wren Funeral Home of Hastings.

RALPH DICK FRANZEN

Ralph Dick Franzen, 88 of Arcadia died Thursday, February 24, 2000 at the Community Memorial Nursing Home in Burwell.
Funeral services were held at the Ord Memorial Chapel on Monday, February 28, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Roggow officiating. Burial was in the Arcadia City Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Family. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph was born March 26, 1911 five miles north of Arcadia, NE to Frank K. William Fredrick and Mary Elizabeth (Arndt) Franzen. He attended school north of Arcadia at the Dunham School. He also attended the Grand Island Business College. On June 1, 1934 he married Pearl Clingman at Thedford, NE. They rented farms north of Arcadia for a number of years. They moved to Scotia for one year and in 1947 moved back to Arcadia where they rented a farm. In 1968 they purchased the Mike Setlik farm north of Arcadia. Mrs. Franzen passed away December 21, 1993. Mr. Franzen has been a resident of the Community Memorial Nursing Home since March 11, 1991.
Survivors include one son, Raymond and his wife Sonja of Arcadia; one daughter Evelyn (Mrs. Richard) Kirkpatrick of Lincoln; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby McClaflin of Flagstaff, AZ; two brothers, Harold of Cheyenne, WY, Dick of Broken Bow, NE.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Pearl; a brother Floyd, an infant brother Calvin Leroy; a sister Sophie Moore and a grandson Wayne Franzen.

LOTTIE KRISS

Lottie Kriss, age 92, of Ord died Thursday, March 2, 2000 at her home in Ord.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 6, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ord Evangelical Free Church with Rev. John Campbell and Rev. Ernest Moravec officiating. Burial was in the Douglas Grove Cemetery at Comstock. Visitation was Monday prior to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Family.
Mrs. Kriss was born March 5, 1907 to Leroy and Lucy (Wayne) Niles at Ericson, NE. At the age of 10 she moved to West of Taylor and attended the Knotty Ridge School until the 8th grade, and then went to the Sargent High School.
On September 2, 1926 she married James A. Kriss at North Platte, NE. The couple lived on a farm north of Comstock for 62 years. Mr. Kriss passed away June 15, 1989. In 1990 she moved to the town of Ord residing at Parkview Village. In 1995 she moved into her daughter's home in Ord.
She attended the Evangelical Free Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandkids.
She is survived by two daughters, Emily Van Dyke of Grand Island, and Wanda Erks of Ord; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Norman; and two granddaughters.

ADOLPH PESEK

Adolph Pesek, 81 of Comstock died Monday, March 20, 2000 at the Valley County Hospital in Ord.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2000 at the Ord United Methodist Church. The Reverend Jim Miller will officiate. Burial will be at the National Bohemian Cemetery west of Ord. Visitation will be on Thursday 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Ord and Comstock Fire Departments and Rescue Units. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Adolph was born July 29, 1918 on the family farm near Comstock, NE in Valley County to Joseph and Mary (Pravecek) Pesek. He was raised on the farm and received his education at the Pleasant View District #53 rural school.
On August 23, 1943 he married Helen Chalupa at Broken Bow, NE. The couple has farmed in Valley County, west of Ord their entire married lives.
Mr. Pesek enjoyed auctions, cards and playing pool.
He is survived by his wife Helen of Comstock; five sons, Mike of Burwell; Richard of Heartwell; Lumire of Burwell; David of Burwell; and Dale of Ord; one daughter, Ione Bruha of Loup City; 21 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eddie of Ord and Jim of Loup City; three sisters Irene Koncel of Comstock, Lydia Chalupa of Ord and Rosie Pesek of Ord.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son Robert; two brothers, Johnny and Joe; four sisters, Mary Shiemek, Emma Bruha, Lillie Palder and Mamie Koncel.

LUVERDA LENA LONG

Luverda Lena Long, 85, of Burwell, Ne. died Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2000 at the Assembly of God Church in Burwell. Burial was in the Ord City Cemetery. Rev. Mike Blatchley officiated. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000 at Eberle-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the Assembly of God Church.
Luverda was born July 10, 1914 at Burwell to William and Mary (Davis) Freeman. Luverda attended school in Garfield County.
Luverda married Omar Long on September 8, 1936 in Ord, Ne. They lived in Washington State for five years until moving back to Burwell to help Luverda's parents. They later moved back to Washington and ran a saw mill in Yakima. They then moved to Burwell again and then to Stapleton, Ne. in the late 1940's. Omar died on December 21, 1955. Then in the spring of 1956 Luverda moved back to Burwell to be with her family.
Luverda was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the WMC. She worked as a homemaker, a nurses aid and other various jobs. Luverda was also very active in the Burwell Senior Center.
Luverda is survived by two daughters and their husbands: Rosemary and Marcus Pierson of Page, Ne. and Verda and Charlie Thoene of Burwell. Two sons and their wives: Fred and Barb Long of North Platte, Ne and Lloyd and Sandra Long of Aberdeen, Washington. One son-in-law: Clay Lytle of Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Two brothers: Ray Freeman of South Sioux City, Ne and Milo and his wife Goldie Freeman of North Platte, Ne. One sister and her husband: Esther and Jim Taylor of Amelia, Nebraska. Four sister-in-law's: Dorothy Freeman of Burwell; Phyllis Freeman of Scotia, Ne.; Norma Black of Grand Island, Ne. and Pearl Freeman of Burwell. 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews.
Luverda was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister, four brothers and one daughter.

ARLENE KALKOWSKI

Memorial services for Arlene Kalkowski, 83, were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Carr officiating. After the service, there was a gathering for family and friends in O'Reilly Hall downstairs.
Rosary was recited at 5 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
She died May 14, 2000, at Central Wyoming Hospice Home.
She was born October 25, 1916, in Venango, Neb., to Charles and Lena (Vergin) Williams. She graduated from high school in Sargent, Neb., and attended college in St. Paul and Kearney, Neb.
She married Herbert Kalkowski on July 4, 1939, in Nenzel, Neb.
She was a teacher and an LPN and retired as assistant operations officer of First Interstate Bank in Casper.
She was an avid lover of the outdoors, from gardening to hunting and fishing in the Wyoming mountains. She loved sports, china painting, bridge club, dancing and her greatest love was cooking for family and friends.
She served in the World War II effort working for the Defense Ordnance in Grand Island, Neb.
She served as president and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, was active in sewing and craft clubs and St. Margaret Mary CCW.
Survivors include four children, Marjorie Ann Tewell of Lincoln, Neb., James A. Kalkowski and Sandra Carr, both of Casper and Veronica "Vicki" Morris of Spearfish, S.D.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Brush of Broken Bow, Neb., and Winona Brummell of Casper; and one brother, Seth Williams of Bassett, Neb.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Central Wyoming Hospice program, 319 S. Wilson, Casper 82601.
Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

RICHARD JAMES CASTEEL

Richard James Casteel, 64, of Kilgore, NE, died May 28, 2000, at his home.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Eberle-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, NE. Rev. Marty Robbins officiated. Visitation was from 12 noon until service time on Thursday, June 1, 2000. There will be a private family burial later. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Rich was born September 25, 1935, to Milford and Dorothy (Baker) Casteel in Westerville, NE. He grew up in Westerville and attended District No. 39 School at Westerville. He graduated from Ansley High School in 1953.
Rich married Berneta Rohde on June 28, 1955, in Las Vegas, Nevada. One son, Gregg, was born in 1956. They farmed and ranched in the Burwell and Valentine areas, where he worked with top quality livestock and ranch management. For the last two years Rich had been working as part of the surveillance crew at Rosebud Casino.
Rich was a member of the Methodist Church and the Sandhills Cattle Association. He enjoyed working, talking to people and spending time with his family.
Richard is survived by his wife Berneta Casteel of Kilgore; one son and his wife, Gregg and Lois Casteel of Burwell; four grandsons: Cody Casteel of Grand Island, NE; Cole Casteel of Columbus, NE; Jess and Wade Casteel, both of Burwell; one great-grandson, David Casteel; one sister, Shirley Marsh of Grand Island.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

DELBERT FLOYD JENKINS

Delbert Floyd Jenkins, 97, of Burwell, NE, formerly of Stapleton, NE, died June 3, 2000, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday June 7, 2000, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Burwell. Burial was in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Rev. Greg Volzke will officiate. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Eberle-Hitchcock Funeral in Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the Burwell Ambulance Supply Fund.
Delbert was born April 27, 1903, at Gandy, NE, to Edward and Anna (Reynolds) Jenkins.
Delbert moved to a farm west of Stapleton with his parents, one brother and three sisters. At the age of 12 his father died leaving him and his mother and younger sister to operate the farm. Delbert and his mother were partners for a number of years.
Delbert married Olive Stalnaker on August 3, 1926, in North Platte, NE. They continued to farm and later moved into Stapleton. To this union three children were both. They continued to farm until 1951 when Delbert started working road construction until retiring in 1975. Delbert and Olive then moved to the Park View Plaza in Burwell in 1986. In May of 1995 they moved into the Community Memorial Health Center.
Delbert enjoyed fishing, his grandchildren, playing poker with his family and traveling to his families activities and sporting events.
Delbert is survived by his wife Olive Jenkins of Burwell; one son Jimmie and his wife Gerene Jenkins of Whitman, NE; two daughters: Joyce and her husband Don Sheets of Burwell, and Lila Lambertz of Wall Lake, IA; eleven grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Delbert was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, one brother and three sisters.

MARY CAROL WALLING

Mary Carol, 45, of Raymond, died Saturday, August 5, 2000. She was born in Geneva, NE on January 25, 1955 to Bob Jezek and Carol (Weis) Seidel. She married Stephen D. Walling on July 3, 1978 in Valparaiso. She was employed by Concrete Industries. She was a member of the St. Mary's Parish of Davey, NE. With husband, she taught first communion at the church for seven years.
Survivors include husband, Stephen; daughter, Ivy Walling, Lincoln, Lindsey Walling, Raymond; son, Wade Walling, Raymond; father, Robert Jezek, McCook; mother, stepfather, Carol and Gilbert Seidel, Burwell; grandmother, Lois Weis, Buffalo, N.Y.; great-uncle, Max Haney, Buffalo, N.Y., 6 step brothers and 2 step sisters. 
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jon Jezek; grandmother, Ollie Jezek; grandfather, Lou Jezek.
Mass of Christian Burial: Was 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2000, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Davey, NE. Father Thomas Kuffel officiated. Lincoln Memorial Park. 6-7 p.m. was rosary, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.

WESLEY MEDLEY

Wesley "Wild Wes" Medley, 66, of Hurricane died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in Riverside Nursing Center after a long illness.
He was a retired sales manager from Dixie Cap Rubber Co. with 25 years of service, former owner of Putnam Tire Co., author of The Original Cowboy Cookbook and was an Army veteran. He was born in Charleston and was a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley.
"Wild Wes" died in his home state of West Virginia. This colorful western (Impressario) spent three years at his little ranch near Elyria prior to being seriously injured on Christmas Eve of 1996. He received near fatal brain injury in a fall down stairs in Ord.
He spent two years in the Grand Island Vet's Hospital and then was transferred to West Virginia near his old home. He died in a nursing home there.
Wild Wes was noted for his Colorful Montana - style western attire. He was also noted for his popular cowboy cook books which were sold throughout the west.
Wild Wes was a noted story-teller of the "Old School". If the story lacked excitement, he would sometimes broaden the facts to enhance the quality of the tale.
"He will be remembered longer than most people". HIS EPITAPH
Surviving: daughter, Vicki Medley of Hurricane; son, Chris of South Charleston; brother, Wilbur of Dunbar.
There was no service or visitation. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LILLIAN RUTH PESEK

Lillian Ruth Pesek, 88, of Ord, died August 20, 2000 at the Valley County Hospital in Ord.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel with Rev. Michael Laing officiating. Burial was in the National Cemetery northeast of Comstock. Visitation was Tuesday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Western Fraternal Life Association Lodge #112 or to the Ord Rescue Unit. Ord memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian was born February 7, 1912 in Corner Township of Custer County, Nebraska, to Frank and Mary (Palan) Ruzicka. She completed her education at Snowball School District #47, Northeast of Sargent, Nebraska in Custer County.
On September 28, 1932 Lillian was united in marriage to Frank George (F.G.) Pesek at Burwell, NE. They engaged in farming northeast of Comstock, NE for 34 years before moving to Ord, Nebraska in March of 1966. Lillian began working at the Ord Vet's Club in February of 1968 and retired in October of 1973. She came out of retirement and again worked at the Vet's Club from October of 1975 to March of 1961.
Lillian was a 65 year member of the ZCBJ Lodge, Slavin No. 112 and attended meetings regularly up until her death. She was a member of the No Low Pinochle Club that met monthly. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and Gardening.
Survivors include her only daughter Mrs. Lumir E. (Connie Jean) Hulinsky of Lincoln, NE; two brothers Edward Ruzicka of St. Paul, NE and Emil Ruzicka of Grand Island, NE; two sisters, Rosie Buckbee of Ord, NE and Emily Cooper of Sargent, NE; she was preceded in death by her husband, F.G. Pesek on April 25, 1984; her parents; and two brothers Frank Ruzicka and Joe Ruzicka.

SOPHIA MEYER CARR KINSEY

Services for Sophia Meyer Carr Kinsey, age 90, of Mineral Wells, was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Chapel with burial in Sturdivant Cemetery in Palo Pinto County. The Rev. Don Fawcett officiated with Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kinsey passed away Sept. 23, 2000, at her residence. She was born in Hanover, Germany, on April 16, 1910. The daughter of Herman and Anna Bormann Meyer.

GUY E. BECKER

Guy E. Becker, 87, of Burwell, died Saturday, October 21, 2000 at the Valley County Hospital in Ord.
 

DOROTHY MARGARET HALL

Dorothy Margaret Hall, 81, of Burwell, Nebraska died Friday October 20, 2000 at the Valley County Hospital in Ord, NE.

STEWART WILLIAM KLEEB

Stewart William Kleeb, 81, of Sargent, passed away Oct. 23, 2000 at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

BILL LEGATE

Funeral services for William "Bill" Legate 67, of Elgin, were held Friday, Oct. 20, at the Clearwater High School Gymnasium in Clearwater. Rev. Mike Gardner officiated, with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery at Neligh and military rites by American Legion Post 172 and VFW Post 5287.

HAROLD McKAY

Harold "Casey" McKay, 78, longtime Moses Lake resident lost a two-year battle with cancer when he passed away Saturday, October 28, 2000 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at Kayser's Chapel of Memories with Rev. Floyd Wilks officiating. Interment followed at Pioneer Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were in care of Kayser's Chapel of Memories.

MILDRED FREDERICK

Mildred Frederick, 88, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at Parkview center in Beatrice. She was born Feb. 26, 1912 at Adams, NE. The family moved to the Garfield and Loup County area. She resided there until 1958 when she moved to Beatrice. She worked as an Examiner at Formit and retired after fourteen years to care for her father. She was a long time member of Beatrice Business & Professional Women's Club. She enjoyed gardening while in good health and later did reading and handcrafts but most of all she enjoyed holding her little dog.
Survivors include: sister, Louise Frederick of Beatrice; sister-in-law, Betty Frederick of Taylor, NE; nieces, Vicki Schottenkirk & husband Bill of Grand Island, and Lyn Nelson & husband Charles of Taylor, NE; great nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William & Mary (Atkins) Frederick; brother, Russell; and a sister, Doris Frederick.
Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, at Cottonwood Cemetery, Burwell, NE. Pastor Marty Robbins officiated. Visitation was at Harman-Wright Mortuary, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Family and friends gathered at 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Mortuary. Memorial established to the Beatrice Humane Society or the Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation with the mortuary in charge. Harman-Wright Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

RUDOLPH ZOUBEK

Rudolph Zoubek, 88 of Schuyler, formerly of Clarkson, died January 20, 2001 at the Schuyler Nursing Center in Schuyler.
Funeral Services were Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at New Zion Presbyterian Church in Clarkson. Visitation was Monday, 3-7 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home & Tuesday, 1-2 p.m. at the church. Dr. Earl F. Underwood, Jr. officiated with interment at Clarkson National Cemetery.
Mr. Zoubek was born March 4, 1912 in Colfax County, NE, south of Clarkson. His parents were Emil and Antonia (Vavra) Zoubek. He attended rural Colfax County schools and was a farmer.
On February 25, 1936, he married Helen Hamernik. She passed away September 18, 1985. 
Rudy farmed in the Clarkson and Dodge areas until settling on a farm south of Leigh in 1943. After his retirement he moved to Schuyler where he loved to work on his lawn and garden, play cards and especially help his brother Frank fix lawn mowers.
Survivors include two sons: Dennis (Luella) Zoubek of Leigh, and Raymond (Lin) Zoubek of Taylor; four grandchildren: Kathy (Melvin) Wemhoff, June (Todd) Went, Tim Zoubek, Troy (Sue) Zoubek; four great-grandchildren: Taylor, Dylan and Logan Went and Ashley Zoubek; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and sister Eva Tuma of Schuyler.
He was preceded in death by his wife, daughter-in-law Sharon Zoubek, and five brothers.
Pall bearers were Tim Zoubek, Troy Zoubek, Melvin Wemhoff, Todd Went, Dean Janousek, Phil Edwards, Bob Cerv, and John E. Jedlicka.

ESTHER MARIE BUFFINGTON

Esther Marie Buffington, 69, daughter of Lloyd and Fern (Lytle) Key, was born at Burwell, NE, Oct. 13, 1931, and died at the Antelope Memorial Hospital. Neligh, NE March 23, 2001.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 26, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Elgin with the Rev., Janet Burgel, pastor, officiating. Carolyn Johnson was organist. Interment was in the West Cedar Valley Cemetery at Elgin with Wilfred Arehart, Noel Bottendorf, Ray Dinslage, Donald Mackel, Kenneth Peters, and Kenneth Richart serving as casket bearers.

ROBERT LEONARD BANGERT

Robert "Bob" Leonard Bangert passed away Thursday, March 22, 2001 at the Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon, WA at the age of 79 years. He was born January 31, 1922 in Burwell, NE the son of Archie J. and Amelia Snyder Bangert. Bob grew up and attended school in Nebraska. He was united in marriage to Maxine Smith in Grand Island, NE in 1945 and they moved to Rockport, WA in 1946 where Bob worked for Seattle City Light as a timekeeper until his retirement in 1979. After his retirement be worked for the Skagit Steelhead Park at Rockport for 10 years. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Elks and the Concrete American Legion. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping, sports, especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers and watching his grandchildren play in sports.
Bob is survived by his wife Maxine at the family home in Sedro-Woolley; one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Bill Hoffman of Snohomish, WA; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jenny Bangert of Westfield, MA; three grandchildren, Dan and Jolene Hoffman of Snohomish, WA and Herb Bangert and his wife Suzanne of Westfield, MA; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Matteu Bangert of Connecticut; two sisters, Elaine Bohy of Broken Bow, NE and Margie Treglown of Port Angeles, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Lemley Chapel with Pastor Jim Larson of the Wildwood Chapel officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Arrangements were under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. A fellowship followed the services at the American Legion Hall in Sedro-Woolley.

JOE HOVORKA

Joe Hovorka, 81, of Burwell, NE died Saturday, March 31, 2001 at the Valley County Nursing Home in Ord, NE.
Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. Inurnment was at Madison Square Cemetery near Taylor, NE. Rev. Marty Robbins officiated. There was no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the Burwell Legion or the Burwell Ambulance Supply Fund.

ALBERT HULINSKY, JR.

Albert Hulinsky, Jr., 84, of Grand Island died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Tiffany Square Care Center.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday at the United Congregational Church in Grand Island.

STELLA MCMILLAN

Stella McMillan, 90, of Broken Bow, formerly of the Milburn area in Custer County, died Friday, May 25, 2001 in Broken Bow.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 29, at 2:00 P.M. at the Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

C. LINTON HODGSON

C. Linton Hodgson, 78, of Burwell, Nebraska died Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at St. Frances Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2001 at the Burwell Baptist Church in Burwell. Burial was in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Rev. Scott Harvey and Rev. David Koenigsberg officiated. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2001 at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the family.

VIRGINIA M. KEARNS

Virginia M. Kearns, 77, of Grand Island, Nebraska died Tuesday May 22, 2001 at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island.
Graveside funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m Friday, May 25, 2001 at Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. There was no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the family. Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell was in charge of arrangements.

BERTHA WERLEY

Bertha Werley, 96, of Broken Bow, formerly of the Milburn and Anselmo area, died Thursday, May 24, 2001 in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Reverend Doug Jones officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.

LYLE IVAN INNESS

Lyle Ivan Inness, 79, of Burwell, NE died Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at the Valley County Hospital in Ord, NE.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2001 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell, NE. Burial was in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell, NE. Rev. Don Studley officiated. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2001 at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, NE. Memorials are suggested to the Burwell Ambulance Supply Fund.

DAVID "MIKE" CAMPBELL

David "Mike" Campbell, 36, of Ord, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at Bryan LGH in Lincoln.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church in Ord with Rev. John Campbell and Rev. Rob Stiner officiating. Burial was in the Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Visitation was held Friday, October 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel in Ord. Memorials may be given to the family. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Frances B. Klanecky

Frances B. Klanecky, 100, of Burwell, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at Valley County Hospital in Ord. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 7, 2001, at 10:30 A. M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Burwell with the Father Bernard Berger officiating. Burial will be in the Ord Bohemian Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, December 6, from 5 to 7 P M., with a rosary at 7:00 P.M. at the church. 
Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Wagner Funeral Home of Central City is in charge of arrangements.

VIOLET MANN

Violet Mann of Laguna Hills, California died Monday, December 3, 2001 at Lighthouse Homes at Laguna Niguel, California. Mrs. Mann was cremated. Interment was December 11, at Riverside National Cemetery at Riverside, California.

VERA TAYLOR

Vera Evelyn Taylor, 78, of Burwell, Nebraska died Saturday, December 8, 2001 at her home near Burwell.
Funeral Services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the First Christian Church in Burwell, Nebraska. Burial was in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell, Nebraska. Rev. Rolly Salts officiated. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2001 at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to Hospice.

FLORENCE DAVENPORT

Florence Mae Davenport, 100, of Burwell, Nebraska died Monday, January 21, 2002 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell, Nebraska.
Funeral Services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2002 at the Assembly of God Church in Burwell, Nebraska. Burial was in Cottonwood Cemetery. Rev. Mike Blatchley officiated. Visitation was Thursday, January 24, 2002 from 5-8 p.m. at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the church.

BERDINE PIPER

Charlotte Berdine Piper, 86, of Burwell, Nebraska, died January 28, 2002, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Services will be a the Metz Funeral Home in York, Nebraska, on February 2 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Arborville Cemetery near Polk.

Rosa Kilpatrick
 Rosa Kate Kilpatrick, 90, of Burwell, Nebraska died March 4, 2003 at the Valley County Hospital in Ord, Nebraska.
Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2003 at the Assembly of God Church in Burwell, Nebraska. Reverend Kevin Jay officiated. Burial was at 12:30 p.m. at the Cotesfield Cemetery with Reverend Dominic Pecorara officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family.
 Rosa was born September 29, 1912 at Wheatland, Wyoming to Frank and Ellen A. (MacFarlane) Prager.

Geneva Barnett
 Geneva Tetschner Barnett, 78, of Twin Falls, Idaho, died March 11, 2003 at Twin Falls Care Center. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 14, 2003 at White Mortuary "Chapel by the Park", with Reverend Mike Seward, pastor of the Kimberly Church of the Nazarene officiating. A private family interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to the Animal Shelter, Twin Falls, Idaho, P.O. Box 1168, 83303-1168 or the Kimberly Church of the Nazarene, 355 E. 3750 N., Kimberly, Idaho, 83341.
 She was born August 9, 1924 in Burwell, Nebraska, the daughter of James V. and Constance Benjamin Murphy

June Gilman
 June May Gilman, 88, of Atkinson passed away on March 14, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson, Nebraska.
 Funeral services were held on Monday, March 17, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Seger Funeral Home, Atkinson, Nebraska. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Atkinson, Nebraska. Pastor Wayne Owens officiated.
 June was born December 29, 1914 at David City, Nebraska, Butler County, to Rinard Van Lom and Bertha (Hermsen) Van Lom.. 

Dick Cone
 Richard "Dick" Eugene Cone, 71, of Fairview, KS died Thursday, March 13, 2003 at his home after a long struggle with cancer.
 Mr. Cone was cremated. A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Burwell, Nebraska. Reverend Don Studley will conduct the services. Casket bearers were Gene Cone, Royce Cone, Terry Cone, Bruce Cone, Tom Harris, Ernie Harris, Roger White, Roland White, and Dennis Maley. Inurnment will be in the Burwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be left to Kansas State University Cancer Research and sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, Seneca, Kansas.
Dick was born November 18, 1931 in Gordon, Nebraska, the son of Lester Guy Cone and Gladys Fox Cone.

Kendall Garrison

Kendall E. Garrison, 74, of the Nebraska Veteran's Home died Sunday, May 4, 2003 at the Veteran's Home.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2003 in the auditorium of the Nebraska Veteran's Home. The Reverend William Forbes will officiate. Burial of ashes will be taken in the Burkett Cemetery.
There will be a family gathering from 10:00 a.m. till service time. All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Garrison was born on September 6, 1928 at Lincoln to Ernest and Esther (Kendall) Garrison.
Mr. Garrison started his schooling in Lincoln and finished at Pillsbury Military Academy in Faribault, Minnesota. Following his schooling he entered the United State Navy serving from September 20, 1945 to August 28, 1953.
He married Ruth Reed Hatfield on June 9th, 1955 at Fort Collins. He later married Janet M. Dunn of November 10, 1984 at Grand Island.
He spent his early life working the rodeo circuit participating in both National and County rodeos. He was a shipping supervisor at Delicious Foods until retiring in 1989 due to ill health.
He was an avid Nebraska football fan, little league coach, and was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife Janet of Cedar Rapids, Nebraska; daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Jim Domier of Burwell; step daughters and son-in-law, Catherine Choyeski of Cedar Rapids, and Macy and David Palensky Glendale, Arizona; step son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Billy Dunn and Springview, Missouri; brother, Enos Garrison of Oregon; and a sister, Alice Amthor of Rockport, Missouri.
Memorials are suggested for the hospice room at Nebraska Veteran's Home.

Shirley A. Gustafson

Shirley A. Gustafson, 78, of Central City, died Monday, May 05, 2003, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 9, 2003, at 2:00 P.M. at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with the Reverend Monty Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Lindale Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be Thursday, May 8, from 5-8 at the funeral home. 
Memorials are suggested to the family, and condolences can be sent to the family at www.wagnerfuneral.com.
Shirley was born July 31, 1924 in York, Nebraska to Dr. C. Raymond and Elva (O'Neal) Peterson. She grew up in Polk, Nebraska and received her education from the Polk Public Schools. She graduated from Beatrice Public School. 
She married Roger W. Gustafson on March 21, 1943 in Osceola Nebraska. The couple lived on a farm near Hordville. Roger died November 27, 1984. 
Shirley was a member of the United Methodist Church in Polk, Order of the Eastern Star, Willanna Chapter No. 321, where she was a past Worthy Matron, Eagles Club, Grand Island Saddle Club, Route 66 Riders Saddle Club and she participated in Daughter's of the Nile pitch marathons.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, playing cards, decorating, fishing and spending time at her cabin. She was an avid sports fan. 
Survivors include one son, Stephen R. Gustafson of Karlsruhe, Germany, four daughters and son-in-laws, Linda (Donald) Wandfluh of Central City, NE; Leigh Ann (D. Leroy) Smelker of Central City, NE; Debra (Alan) Pickrel of Polk, NE; Tina (Chris) Hunt of Aurora, NE, eighteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dr. Raymond O. Peterson of Santa Ana, CA; and R. Max (Margie) Peterson of Dayton, OH.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sister-in-laws, Dolores Gustafson and Thelma Peterson, brother-in-law, Richard Gustafson, son-in-law, Louis Nauert, two step great-grandsons, Dwight Tuma and Schuyler Smelker.


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