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Obituaries Published Sept. 13, 2001

Gale Brittenham
Gale W. Brittenham, 68, Lincoln, Neb., died Friday at Lincoln.
He was born at Ruskin Sept. 22, 1932, to Gaylord and Rose (Jensen) Brittenham.
He was an associate of Roper and Sons Funeral Services, Lincoln.
He was a member of Rosemont Alliance Church, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post. No. 3.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin sister.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly, Lincoln; a son, Richard, Lincoln; daughters, Mrs. Ric Tilman (Ronda) and Mrs. Jessie Jackson (Sherry), both of Lincoln; three grandchildren; brothers, E.R. (Ted), Ogden, Utah; and Jack and Ron, both of Lincoln; sisters, Bonnie North, Sterling, Colo.; Mrs. John Young (Rose Marie), Fairbury; and Mrs. Frank Brennfoerder (Jean), Lincoln.
Services were Tuesday in Omaha. Burial was in Cheney (Kansas) Cemetery with military graveside rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard, Fort Riley, Kan.

Jack Lovewell
Jack Rhodes Lovewell, 76, the son of Cecil Rhodes and Nora McGraw Lovewell, was born Nov. 30, 1929 on a farm near Lovewell. He died Friday at the Jewell County Hospital, Mankato.
He lived his entire life and around the Lovewell area and farmed within the Sinclair Township. He graduated from the Lovewell Public Schools. On Nov. 28, 1960, he married Viola M. Walters at Washington, Kan. Together they drove across the midwest attending auctions and flea markets and buying and selling their antiques.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife; a sister, Mrs. Everett Rees (Ramona), Lincoln, Kan.; and a brother, Max Lovewell, Lebanon.
Services were held on Tuesday, from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastor Jon Albrecht officiating.
Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery near Lovewell.

Maurice Kaniper
Maurice Kaniper, 85, died Sept. 4. He was born Aug. 16, 1916, the son of Walter and Gladys Higgins Kaniper in Marion County, Kansas. He attended Youngtown Grade School. At the age of 15 he moved with his family to a farm north of Miller and graduated from Miller High School in 1936. He was a lifetime farmer in the Miller community.
Mr. Kaniper was a member of the Miller United Methodist Church and a charter board member of the Marais des Cygnes Watershed District.
He married Donna Soper Feb. 24, 1948, at Emporia. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Gayl Kaniper, Reading; two daughters, Marsha Donaldson, Olathe, and Karen Boyce, Admire; three sisters, Helen Sparks, Topeka; Ruth Lewis, Emporia, and Lenore Thompson, Osage City; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harold Kaniper and Charles Kaniper.
Services were Saturday a.m. at the United Methodist Church. Interment followed at Osage City Cemetery.

Louie Constance (Connie) Norris 
Louie Constance (Connie) Norris, 76, died last Wednesday at her home in Monticello, N. Y. 
The daughter of Oliver H. amd Jessie (Davis) Mearns, she was born June 6, 1925, Nelson.
She was raised on her parents' farm in the Bostwick, Neb., area and later attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1947. She married Paull E. Norris of White Lake, N.Y., at which time she relocated to Sullivan County, where she lived the rest of her life with a winter residence in New Port Richey, Fla. She worked for AT&T at the Monticello office as a supervisor and trainer of new operators for 30 years. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bailey-Richman Post at the VFW, Monticello.
She was a lifetime member of the Beulah Covenanter Church, and a longtime member of the White Lake Reformed Presbterian (Covenanter) Church. She was a 50-year member of the Women's Missionary society.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Robert D. Norris, Forestburgh, N.Y., a daughter Mrs. Edward Furchak; two granddaughters.
She was preceded by her parents and a brother, Alfred Mearns.
Services were Saturday at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church, Rev. David Coon officating.Burial was in Stewart Cemetery, Kauneonga Lake, NY.

Obituaries Published November 15, 2001

Hazel Abernathy
Guide Rock resident, Hazel (Skidmore) Heise Abernathy, 89, died Sunday at Heritage Care Center, Red Cloud.
Services were Wednesday at Guide Rock United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Fairbanks officiating. Burial was in Guide Rock Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Abernathy was born April 10, 1912, to Henry and Joanna (Laird) Skidmore in South Sioux City. She graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1929 and taught rural schools. In 1932, she married William Rosewaren. They divorced. In June 1948, she married Arthur Heise of South Sioux City. He preceded her in death. On Oct. 22, 1957, she married Donald D. Abernathy at Leverne, Minn. In 1959, they moved to Guide Rock where they owned and operated the Abernathy Greyhound Kennels. Her husband died June 22, 1987.
She was a member of the Guide Rock United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Royal Neighbors, the Rebekah Lodge, Handy Homemakers and the Card Club.
Survivors are one stepdaughter, Pat Jennings, Guide Rock; two stepsons, Don Abernathy, Lander, Wyo., and Jim Abernathy, Sarasota, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one son, William Rosewaren Jr.

Leland Thurin
Lawrence resident Leland E. "Tuffy" Thurin, 70, died Monday at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings.
Services are 3 p.m. today (Thursday), at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rosemont with the Rev. William Caughey officiating. Private family burial will be in Evergreern Cemetery, Lawrence. The remains were cremated.
Mr. Thurin was born Jan. 8, 1931, to Roy L. and Evelyn L. (Nelson) Thurin at Ong. He graduated from Ong High School in 1949. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War as a tank commander. He achieved the rank of sergeant. On March 15, 1953, he married Barbara Dawson at Fairbury. He graduated from Kearney State College in 1956. He taught and coached in Ong and Edgar and in Lawrence for 30 years until retiring in 1993.
He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Rosemont, Kent Kailey Post No. 45 in Lawrence, and Nebraska Teachers and Coaches Association.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Matt, Pinebluffs, Wyo., and Mark, Hastings; three daughters, Pam Gotfrey, Dix; Paula Steiner, Hastings; and Valerie Hoit, Guide Rock; two brothers, Leonard, Geneva, and Richard, Grant; three sisters, Geri Powers, DeWitt, Carolyn Saville, Beatrice, and Shirley Bear, Grand Island; 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Hanna Lipker
Hanna V. (Ross) Lipker, 94, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Poulisse) Ross, was born Oct. 16, 1907, at Kiowa, in Thayer County. She died Nov. 5 at the Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing home in Hebron.
She attended the Bethlehem Lutheran School at Kiowa and was confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
On Nov. 20, 1927 she married Ernest Lipker at Trinity Lutheran Church (Friedensau). They lived in the Davenport area until 1960 when they moved to Hebron. They were members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Kiowa until becoming charter members of Faith Lutheran Church of Hebron. She was a member of Ladies of Faith LWML. 
During her spare time she did sewing, crocheting and making dolls. On April 25, 1995, she became a resident of the Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, Hebron.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest, in 1970, a son, Virgil Lynn in 1985; sisters, Mattie Scheele, Ella Heimsoth, Marie Horst and Emma Ahrens and brothers, Casey, Benjamin and Fredrick Ross.
Survivors include her son, Ray Lipker, Alma; daughters, Mrs. Alfred Mueller (LaMira), Superior; Mrs. Robert Schroeder (Rosella); seven grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren.
Services were held last Thursday at the Faith Lutheran Church in Hebron. The Rev. Richard Kelm officiated. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hebron. Hebron Memorial Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.

Norris Enders
Former Superior resident, Norris O. Enders, Omaha, died Nov. 5. He was born June 23, 1912. He was one of nine children born to John and Amelia Buettner Enders in Ponca, Neb.
He married Mildred J. Tickler at St. John's Episcopal Church in Harvard June 24, 1936. After graduating from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1933, he taught school in Gandy, Stratton and Curtis, Neb. His federal government career included work with the USDA Soil Conservation service in Nebraska and the United States Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation in Nebraska, Kansas and New Mexico, as well as agricultural development assistance in Korea. He later worked in real estate in Omaha. While with the federal government, Norris and Mildred lived in Trenton, Indianola, Superior, Grand Island and McCook, Neb. and Farmington, N.M.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George Marshall Barnette, (Deeanne), Huntersville, N.C.; a son, Keith, Brentwood, Tenn; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and his younger brother, Nile.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Guy, Jesse, David and twin brother, John, and sisters, Alberta Meyers, Lucille Riegle and Frances Nelson Tudor.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Nov. 8, at Omaha's Central Presbyterian Church. His cremains were interred at Harvard.

Nancy Miller
Nancy L. Miller, 70, Fremont, died Friday in the Methodist Hospital, Omaha. She is a 1948 graduate of Superior High School.
Survivors include her husband, David J. Miller; two daughters, Melissa Fisher, Norfolk, and Mollie Miller, Omaha; two sons, J. D. Miller, Lenexa, and Michael Miller, Ft. Collins, Colo.; a brother, Gene Dixon, San Mateo, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Blanche Dixon; a sister, Charlotte; and a son.
She was a member of The Presbyterian Church, Fremont, and its Circle 2. She was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the Junior League of Omaha.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at The Presbyterian Church in Fremont with the Rev. Stephen Brownlee officiating.
Ludvigsen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Harmon Gilkeson
Harmon Dennison Gilkeson, 76, son of Allen and Faye (Weston) Gilkeson was born Aug. 12, 1925, near Sutherland, Neb. He died Monday at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville.
He received his education in the public schools and graduated from high school at Curtis. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II. He married Lorene Sawyer, May 28, 1950. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Chester and a member of the Chester Masonic Lodge for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Robert.
He is survived by his wife, rural Chester; two sons, Ronald, Leoti, Kan., and David, Chester; one daughter, Ann Gilkeson, Chandler, Ariz.; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter, one brother, Raymond Gilkeson; three sisters, Alice Graham, Ashland, Mrs. Bill Irvine (Jane), Southworth, Wash., and a twin sister, Mary Anne Nowlin, Kerrville, Texas.
Services will be today (Thursday), at 2 o'clock at the United Methodist Church, Chester, with the Rev. Warren Schoming.
Interment will be in Chester Cemetery.
Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements

Ramona Princ
Ramona "Maxine" Princ, 72, died Nov. 7 at her home in Lebanon.
She was born May 17, 1929, in El Dorado, the third child of Robert Britley and Mary (Hostetler) Worford. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Mercedees, and brother, William.
She graduated from Russell High School in 1947 and worked as a telephone operator until her marriage. On Sept. 4, 1949, she married Raymond John Princ at Russell. 
Maxine was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mankato.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Raymond John "Pete"; daughters, Mrs. Rick Lehrling (Lora) , Mankato; and Carla Boyles, Lebanon; sons, Mark, Wichita, and David , Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were Nov. 10 at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mankato, with Pastor Steven R. Little officiating. Interment was in Sweet Home Cemetery, Lebanon. 
Melby Mortuary Mankato, was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Gish
Ruth M. (Clover) Gish, 89, Naperville, Ill., died at her home Nov. 2. 
She was born Sept. 15, 1912, in San Francisco to Elmer C. and Ida Mae (Rife) Clover. She grew up in Jewell County and married the Rev. George Gish on May 12, 1934. 
She held a bachelor's degree in education from Wichita State University and later taught in elementary schools in Rockford and Maywood. 
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Naperville, a member of American Association of University Women, Interfaith Alliance, Church Women United, Naperville Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Angel Collector's Club of America.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Dr. Glen L. Gish, and her parents.
Survivors include a son, George Jr., Tokyo; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Wade (Estelle) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
As per her request, her body was donated to medical science. A memorial service is Sunday at Naperville. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Merle Launchbaugh
James Merle Launchbaugh, 98, died Monday at Republic County Hospital Long Term Care, Belleville.
He was born Oct. 24, 1903, the son of Elgin and Cora (Beauchamp) Launchbaugh
Merle attended public schools in Mankato, graduating in 1921. 
On July 20, 1924, he married Ruby Cripe at Beloit. 
Merle worked in the retail lumber business in Mankato, Glasco and Belleville until his retirement in 1976.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harry; and sisters, Violet King and Ruth Parsons. 
Survivors include his wife; sons, Donald, Norton, and Dean, Salina; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Private family inurnment services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville.

Obituaries Published February 7, 2002

Naomi Olsen
Naomi Olsen, 93, Fairbury, died Feb. 4 at Heritage Care Center, Fairbury.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) at Faith Lutheran Church, Fairbury, with burial in Spring Creek Cemetery, Ruskin, at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Olsen was born Aug. 19, 1908, to Marie (Hansen) and Ever Petersen at Hardy.
She married Sheldon Olsen and was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard Krause (Elinor), Fairbury; and Cheryl Swartz, Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, is in charge of arrangements.

Mike Menhusen
Mike Menhusen, 66, Lawrence, Kan., died Jan. 30 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were Feb. 4 at Calvary Temple Church, Lawrence, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

Julius Waterman
Julius Waterman died Jan 29 at the Jewell County Hospital. 

Charles (Don) Doher
Charles Donald Doher, 86, the son of Roy Steven and Lula (Trussell) Doher, was born April 4, 1915, on a farm near Franklin. He died last Wednesday at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, Neb.
A graduate of Nelson High School, he served in the US Army during World War II. He served in the Philippines and Japan as an engineer. On Sept. 28, 1947 he married Winona Ruth Batie at Lexington. To this union four children were born. He operated a grain business and petroleum transport company in Nelson and Davenport. Upon his retirement from the grain business, they purchased Superior's Plains Motel in 1988. He was a member of the Nelson Community Church of Christ, the Tehama Shrine, Hastings, the Nelson Masonic Lodge, the Nelson VFW and American Legion, Superior Elks Lodge, honorary and charter member of Silver Wings Fraternity, a flying organization.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his adopted son, Stanley Doher; daughter, Luann Doher Wilson, granddaughter and brother, Steven Doher.
He is survived by his wife, Lincoln, a son, Robert Doher, Alvo, Neb., a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Hood (Connie), Hallam; a son, Sidney Doher, Lincoln, Neb. eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister, Patricia Thayer, Nelson.
Services were held Saturday from the Nelson Community United Church of Christ with Royce Schott officiating.
Interment was in the Nelson Cemetery.
Klawitter-Price Funeral Home, Nelson, was in charge of arrangements.

Albert (Toby) Wyatt
Albert Arthur Wyatt, 66, the son of Albert A. and Frances I. (Burge) Wyatt, was born Aug. 23, 1935, at his parents farm home near Webber. He died Jan. 29 at his home in Superior.
Toby, as he was best known grew up in the Craig, Mo., area where he attended school through his freshman year. The family moved back to Kansas and he graduated from Lovewell High School in 1953. After graduating he started working for the railroad.
On June 30, 1956, he married Jacqueline L. Duncan in Superior. They were blessed with five children. Together they traveled as a family harvest crew, living two years in Minnesota. They moved back to the Superior area where he was employed at the Ideal Cement Plant for 16 years until the plant closed. He also worked for 15 years at Butler Air Service before his retirement until his death he did farm work for Jim Butler and Bill Erickson.
He belonged to the National Rifle Association and was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club. He was also a member of the Mid-West Lure Coursing Association.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and he taught his children the love of these sports. He went elk hunting in the Colorado Mountains every year, as well as several other hunting trips with family and friends. He also did a lot of coyote hunting with the greyhounds that he and Jackie, raised and trained.
Preceding him in death was an infant son, Toby Lee Wyatt, and an infant sister.
Those surviving include his parents, Albert and Frances Wyatt, Webber; his wife, Jacqueline, Superior; daughters, Mrs. Craig Jones (Peg), Beatrice; Valli Wyatt, Guide Rock; sons, Alan, Superior and Loren, Dolores, Colo.; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Danny Jackson officiating.
Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Donna Wilhelms
Donna June Wilhelms, 75, the daughter of William C. and Clara M. (Walreath) Larkins, was born Sep. 2, 1926 at Ruskin. She died Jan. 29, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Raised in Ruskin, she graduated from Ruskin High School. On Feb. 11, 1954, af Fairbury, she married Leonard Wilhelms, this union was blessed with seven children.
She worked as a nurse at the Thayer County Hospital and also the Superior Good Samaritan Center. She was the ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) assistant coach for the Special Olympics. She took care of her son, Robert, until she could no longer do it.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Leonard, Oct. 17, 1974; a son, Randy Marks; one grandson, and two sisters, Dorothy White and Joan Hiatt.
Survivors include her sons, Jim Gray, Clay Center, Neb.; Robert Wilhelms, Hastings; and Tom Wilhelms, Superior; daughters, Mrs. Denny Mohler (Judy), Mrs. Scott Duncan (Patricia), Hastings; Mrs. Steve Rogers (Cindy), Buhler, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Bill Dixon (Katherine), Superior and Jean Jordan, Edgewater, Colo.; three brothers, Irvin Larkins and Gary Jordan, Grand Island, and Bill Larkins, Deshler; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastor John Green officiating.
Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery. 

Gladys Etherton Knigge
Gladys Etherton Knigge, 95, the daughter of Bruno and Caroline (Hoppner) Schneiber, was born Jan. 21, 1907, south of Inavale. She died Jan. 28, at Bryan LGH-East, Lincoln.
She received her formal education attending rural school and graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1927. On Oct. 31, 1927, she married Lue Rudolph Etherton at Mankato. They made their home together farming in Webster County, and moved into Guide Rock in 1948. She operated a cafe in Guide Rock, and later worked at the Red Cloud nursing home. Her husband, Lue, died April 25, 1966. In 1966, she married Art Knigge. They lived in Guide Rock until 1969, when they moved to Red Cloud. In 1972, she moved to Harvard, and in 1988 she moved to Lincoln.
In her leisure time she enjoyed crocheting, baking and cooking.
Preceding her in death were her husbands; a daughter, Dorothy Chapman; a son, James Etherton; grandson, Richard Hoins, two sisters, Marguerite Laird and Bertha Pounds; and three brothers, William, Charles and Ervin Schnieber.
Survivors include: two sons, Wayne Etherton, Lincoln and Lue Etherton, York; daughter Mrs. Ralph Hoins (Joan), Superior; 22 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great grandchildren and a sister, Caroline Marie Bauer, Lincoln.
Services were Saturday from the Guide Rock Baptist Church, Guide Rock with the Rev. Leslie Warner, officiating.
Burial was in Guide Rock Cemetery, Guide Rock, Neb.

Audrey C. Kirchhoff
Audrey C. Kirchhoff, 57, Kansas City, Mo. died Dec. 24. Services were held Dec. 27 at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery, Parkville, Mo.
She was born May 29, 1944, in Superior, Neb. She attended North Kansas City High school but graduated in Superior, Neb., in 1962. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, La Verne C. Gould, mother, Mary I. A. Gould, brothers, Frederick Lee Gould and Dennis Dee Gould along with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jay Gould, and grandfather, George Fred Trumbull.
She is survived by her husband;, Roger, sons, Kelly, Chicago, Ill., and Todd, Columbus Ohio, three grandchildren and two brothers, Darryl and Pat Gould; sister, Carol Barber all of Kansas City; three nieces and 10 nephews. 

Irene Ostdiek
Lawrence resident Irene D. (Schroer) Ostdiek, 86, died Sunday at Good Samaritan Center, Nelson.
Rosary was Wednesday and services are today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m., both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lawrence. The Rev. Dennis Hunt will officiate. Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery south of Lawrence.
Mrs. Ostdiek was born March 16, 1915, to Joseph H. and Johanna (Menke) Schroer in Lawrence. She graduated from St. Stephen's Catholic School. On May 11, 1949, she married Herman R. Ostdiek at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. They farmed southwest of Mt. Clare until her husband died, July 5, 1970. She then moved into Lawrence.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Lawrence.
Survivors are five sons, John, Ed and Ray all of Lawrence, Vern of Muscotah, Kan., and Frank of David City; two daughters, Marge Buescher and Marie Herbek, both of Deweese; and 17 grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Myrtle Lindquist
Myrtle Grace Lindquist, 76, the daughter of Arthur and Annie (Hall) Lindquist, was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Hong Kong. She died Friday at the Good Samaritan Center, Superior.
She lived the first half of her life living in China and Hong Kong with her parents, who were Evangelical Free Church missionaries. Her father died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in 1960. In 1970, she moved with her mother to the United States where she resided in a number of cities. On Oct. 8, 1979, she moved to Superior where she made her home with Mid-Nebraska Individual Services until the time of her death.
Although she was legally blind all her life, she was an accomplished musician. She learned to play the piano by ear and also enjoyed the accordian and autoharp. The love she possessed for music included Blue Grass and she made trips to Colorado for their annual Blue Grass Festival, where she made many friends. For many years she made necklaces for the immunization clinic. Her Christian faith was important to her, as she listened to tapes of the Bible, and attended the Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her father in July 1960; her mother in December of 1988; her twin sister, Violet Hope in 1965; and a niece.
Survivors include her brother, Oscar, Dallas, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Adrian Dickson (Carol Joy), Port Washington, Wisc., an aunt of Holdrege; nine nieces and nephews.
Services were Tuesday at the Baptist Church in Superior, Neb. The Rev. Leslie Warner officiated. Interment was in the Keene Cemetery, Keene, Neb. Williams Funeral Home, Superior, was in charge of arrangements.

George Hoit
Guide Rock resident George G. Hoit, 66, died Saturday at Heritage Care Center, Red Cloud.
Services were Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church, Rosemont, with the Rev. William Caughey officiating. Burial was in Red Cloud Cemetery.
Mr. Hoit was born Jan. 20, 1936, to Leo and Helen (Colburn) Hoit in Inavale. He graduated from Eckley Consolidated School in 1954. On Sept. 15, 1957, he married Roxine Crawford at Rosemont. They farmed and raised cattle north of Guide Rock.
He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, serving as church treasure for several years. He served on the Red Cloud Farmers Co-op board of directors for 18 years.
Survivors are his wife: one daughter, Julie Stitt, Red Cloud; two sons, Neal and Terry, both of Guide Rock; his mother of Red Cloud; one brother, James, Guide Rock; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister.


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