|Obituaries Published Sept. 13, 2001
Gale W. Brittenham, 68, Lincoln, Neb., died Friday at Lincoln.
He was born at Ruskin Sept. 22, 1932, to Gaylord and Rose (Jensen)
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),
Services were Tuesday in Omaha. Burial was in Cheney (Kansas) Cemetery
with military graveside rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard, Fort Riley, Kan.
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, 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
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,
Obituaries Published November 15, 2001
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.
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
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
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
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.
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
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 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 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
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,
Melby Mortuary Mankato, was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth M. (Clover) Gish, 89, Naperville, Ill., died at her home Nov.
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
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, 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
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, 66, Lawrence, Kan., died Jan. 30 at Lawrence Memorial
Funeral services were Feb. 4 at Calvary Temple Church, Lawrence, with
burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
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,
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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
He was preceded in death by a sister.