Miscellaneous Kimball County, Nebraska Obituaries

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George A. Coulter, Jr.

Former Potter and Kimball resident George A. Coulter, Jr., 72, of Gering, Neb., died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at his home.

A memorial service was Sunday, February 4, at the Joliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. A funeral service was Monday, February 5, at the Potter United Methodist Church, with Pastor Ed Hunzeker officiating. Burial was at the Potter Cemetery.

He was born September 4, 1928, on a farm outside of Potter to George A., Sr., and Margaret (Jensen) Coulter. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Potter, graduating in 1946. Following school, he farmed with his father until he attended barbering school in Denver where he graduated in 1955.

He married Jeanette Madden on December 19, 1948, in Sidney, Neb.

He owned George’s Barber Shop in Kimball from 1964 to 1977. He sold the business in Kimball and moved to Scottsbluff where he opened George’s Barber Shop, operating the business until retiring in February 2000.

He was a member of the Potter School Board, the Potter and Kimball Fire Department’s and the Kimball Rotary Club. He was also active in the Elks Lodge, the Moose Lodge and the Eagles. He was an elder at St. John’s Lutheran Church and a member at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Scottsbluff.

He is survived by daughters Fonda Deans and Soni Reid, both of Eagle River, Alaska, and Shelly Nitz of Goehner, Neb.; son Troy Coulter of Longmont, Colo.; sisters Thelma Rose of Potter and Dolores Cogan of Elkhart, Ind.; sister-in-law Shirley Coulter of Potter; special friend Edna Johnson of Gering; first wife Jeanette Hensley of Sidney; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Jim; and brother-in-law Kenneth Rose.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Vernon L. Uglow

Vernon L. Uglow, 67, of Kimball, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Cremation was held at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff. Inurnment will be at mount Sarah Cemetery in Rowlesburg, W.V., at a later date.

Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff is in charge of local arrangements.

Jens Anton Nielsen, Jr.

Jens Anton Nielsen, Jr., 60, of Kimball, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at his home.

Funeral services were Monday, February 5, at the Cantrell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Burial was at Kimball Cemetery.

He was born on February 4, 1940, on a farm near Oberlin, Kan. to Jens and Rosa (Cress) Nielsen. He attended school and graduated in Oberlin. He attended Wichita Business College in Wichita, Kan.

He married June Smith on June 19, 1965, in Windsor, Colo.

He started his career as an accountant with Decatur Co-Op Association in Oberlin and worked for cooperatives for 10 years. He taught business courses for one year at Western Nebraska Technical College in Sidney. He worked for Rite-A-Way Industries, Inc. for 25 years. He was employed as a compliance guard by Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. of Kimball in 1998.

Music had been a very important part of his life. He earned a State gold medal his senior year of high school in low voice solo competition. Other appearances included two performances with Mile High Chapter of Barbershop Singers in America at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, numerous performances with Broomfield Swing Choir, including the Barry Goldwater Republican Rally in Denver and JFK Whispering Drums. He performed with local vocal groups. In November 1999, he performed with The West Nebraska Masterworks Chorale presenting the “Requiem” by Mozart. He was an active singer in the United Methodist Choir and played in the church bell choir since 1988. He also played trombone with the high school pep band at home basketball games.

He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, serving as treasurer since 1991. He was active with the James L. Eatmon Masonic Lodge 294 and had served as Worshipful Master in 1983. He was also a member of the Truth Chapter 262 Order of Eastern Star and served two years as Worthy Patron. He delivered local Masonic funeral orations since 1983.

He is survived by his wife June of Kimball; sons Erik Jens Nielsen and his wife Ruth of Hastings, Neb., and Kurt Edward Nielsen of Crete, Neb.; daughter, Sharon Marie Jones and her husband Richard of Wiggins, Colo.; sister Veda Muller of Rangely, Colo.; grandchild, Margaret Elizabeth Nielsen of Hastings; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by cousins in Denmark.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Karen Fisher of Oberlin and Naomi Hale of Wichita.

Memorials can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Choir Fund for Chancel and Bell Choirs.

Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Dennis C. Gasseling

Dennis C. Gasseling, 53, of Potter, died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 8, 2 p.m., at St. Patrick’s catholic Church in Sidney, with Fr. Ted Nekoliczak officiating. Burial will be in the Potter Cemetery. A Christian Wake was scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

He was born February 28, 1947, in Alliance to Joseph and Mary (Curran) Gasseling. He was raised on a farm in Hemingford and attended high school there. He worked in the Hemingford area until he was 17 years old, then moved to Carlsbad, N.M. where he worked in the Potash industry. He entered the United States Army in March of 1966, serving in Germany and Vietnam, and was discharged in 1970. He moved to Sidney in 1970, where he worked for Dinklage Feed yard for the last 15 years.

He is survived by his fiancÈe Cindy Golden of Potter; his mother Mary of Carlsbad, N.M.; daughter Tonya Satonus of Sidney; sons Terry Nation, Dale Robertson and Fred Nation, all of Sidney; three brothers; two sisters; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

Memorials can be made to the family’s choice.

Gehrig and Son Funeral Home of Sidney is in charge of arrangements.

Audrey Mae Nielsen

Audrey Mae Nielsen, 80, or rural Bridgeport, died Friday, January 26, 2001, at her home. She formerly taught in Banner County.

Funeral services were Tuesday, January 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. Interment was at the Redington Cemetery.

She was born April 28, 1920, at Cadams, Neb. to Curtis and Grace (Underwood) Smith. She taught elementary school in Banner, Morrill and Cheyenne Counties. She married Norval L. Nielsen on June 2, 1946, at McMinnville, Ore. They lived on a ranch near Redington after their marriage.

She is survived by her husband; three sons; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Robert E. "Bob" Young

Robert E. "Bob" Young, 87, of Kimball, died Friday, January 26, 2001, at the Kimball County Hospital.

Funeral services were Wednesday, January 31, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball, with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Burial was in Kimball Cemetery.

He was born May 18, 1913, in Kimball to William T. and Olive M. (Vogler) Young. He attended school in Kimball, except for a partial school year in Pasadena, Calif., when he was 8 years old. He graduated from Kimball County High School in 1930 and from the University of Nebraska in 1935 with a degree in Business Administration. He was a member of the University of Nebraska Boxing Team.

He married Dorcas L. Carlson on September 27, 1941. They lived in Banner County for a short time until moving to Kimball. He farmed in Banner County and Laramie County, Wyo., raising wheat, potatoes, barley, oats, rye, safflower and sunflowers. He and his brother, Bud owned a potato cellar and grain elevator at Albin, Wyo. for several years.

He was president of the Kimball County Grade School Board when the Mary Lynch School was built, and he was President of the Kimball County High School Board when construction of the new Kimball County High School was approved.

He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Kimball Masonic Lodge 294, as well as the Masonic Scottish Rite and Shriner's Lodges. He served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Certified Potato Growers Association. He was also a member of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics Advisory Council.

He is survived by his wife, Dorcas of Kimball; son, Tom of Kimball, son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Virginia of Gering, and son and daughter-in-law, Don and Clarissa of Yuma, Arizona; his brother, Lawrence of Kimball; and grandsons, Shawn and Christopher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Memorial gifts have been established to the Trinity United Methodist Church and to the Kimball County Hospital Foundation.

Bennie Low

Bennie Low, 78, of Bayard, died Thursday, January 25, 2001, at Regional West Medical Center at Scottsbluff. He was the father of Ivah Martin of Harrisburg.

Funeral services were Tuesday, January 30, at the Community Bible Church in Bayard. Internment was at the Veterans Circle at the Bayard Cemetery, with military rates conducted by the Bayard Honor Guard.

He was born October 12, 1922, at Wellfleet, to Walter W. and Iva (Walker) Low. He married Betty L. Lockman December 6, 1953, at the Minatare Church of Christ. At one time, he worked for Pearly Wyatt in Banner County.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters; three sons; seven grandchildren; and two brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son; one grandson; two sisters; one brother and two nieces.

Gladys Berkeypile

Gladys Berkeypile, 91, of Minden, Neb., died January 24, 2001, at the Bethany Home in Minden. She was the mother of Ann Warner of Kimball.

Funeral services were Monday, January 29 at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden. Burial was in the Minden Cemetery.

She was born to Charles and Mary (Dillingham) McCollough November 25, 1909, in Marshall County, Ind. She married Clayton Berkeypile on September 29, 1940. The couple lived in Bourbon, Ind., and later moved to Minden, Neb.

She is survived by two daughters; one son; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband; two granddaughters; one great grandson; three brothers and five sisters.

Byron Rowley

Byron Rowley, 83, of Lodgepole, died Thursday, January 25, 2001, in Torrington, Wyo. He was the father of Earl “Butch” Rowley of Dix.

Funeral Services were Monday, January 29, at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney, with the Rev. Lyle Schoen of the Lodgepole Untied Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Lodgepole.

He was born December 3, 1917, to Joseph and Agnes (Waidley) Rowley in Wauneta, Neb. He married Mary Edith Shepard of Belle Fourche, S.D., on August 28, 1940. In 1942 to 1945, he served in the U.S. Army in Africa, Sicily and Italy and received several medals of honor. At various times in his life, he lived in Longmont, Colo. and Belle Fourche, S.D. In 1946, he moved to Lodgepole, working for the union Pacific Railroad until retiring in 1977.

He is survived by one son; two daughters; one sister; two stepbrothers; twenty grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.

Duane E. Tangeman

Duane E. Tangeman, 75, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Friday, January 19, 2001, at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo. He formerly lived in Kimball and ran a chiropractic practice here.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday, February 1, at 1 p.m. A graveside ceremony will follow at Olivet Cemetery.

He was born October 19, 1925, in Iowa City, Iowa to Harvey and Mabel Tangeman. He was raised in Chadron, Neb. He married Dodie Aspinall on September 3, 1949. He worked as a chiropractor in Kimball and Chadron, Neb. He also worked at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo.

He is survived by his wife; one son; one daughter; one brother; one sister; seven grandchildren and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; a sister; and a granddaughter.

Theora "Teddy" Tuzicka

Theora M. "Teddy" Tuzicka, 73, of Kimball, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at her home.

Funeral services were Wednesday, January 24, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with the Rev. Ed Hunzeker, Prairie Haven Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Burial was in Kimball Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Kimball VFW Post 2243 Auxiliary.

She was born March 9, 1927, in Owosso, Mich. to Oliver and Lilly M. (Simpson) Pierce. She graduated high school in Michigan.

She married Orvile N. Tuzicka, Sr. were married on August 8, 1948 in Las Vegas, Nev. They moved to Kimball in 1951. They also had lived in Sterling, Colo., Sidney and Wyoming. They returned to Kimball in 1967.

She had worked as a clerk in several of the retail businesses in Kimball, including Ben Franklin, Duckwall’s and Safeway.

She was a member of the Kimball VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Orvile of Kimball; sons and daughters-in-law Dennis and Phyllis Tuzicka of Sidney, Orville Jr. and Lora Tuzicka of Kimball, Timothy and Rosie Tuzicka of Orlando, Fla., and Kevin and Kim Tuzicka of Paducah, Ky.; daughter and son-in-law Janice and Roger McCarty of Rifle, Colo.; her twin sister Evora Easlick of Elsie, Michigan; 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, Aletha Pierce, one son, Charlie and two brothers.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Mark Charles Price

Former Kimball resident Mark Charles Price, 36, of Sterling, Colo., died Monday, January 15, 2001, in Sterling, Colo.

Funeral services were Friday, January 19, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sidney, with President James Shields officiating. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born March 18, 1964, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Charles Allen and Dorothy J. (Kelley) Price. He served in the Army from February 1986-1990.

After his discharge, he attended Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa, and received his R.N. degree. He worked at Kimball County Hospital.

He married Susan DeGuzman on July 20, 1994, in Las Vegas, Nev., and was solemnized in the Denver Temper on March 18, 1999. He was working at the Sterling Correctional Facility at the time of his death.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by his wife Susan of Sterling; children Dylan, Jordan and Nolan; two brothers; and five sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Memorials can be made to the Mark Price Memorial Fund in care of Tennant Funeral Home, Box 1547, Sterling, Co. 80751.

Doris Eastman Fritzler

Former Kimball resident Doris Eastman Fritzler, 85, of Fort Collins, Colo., died January 19, 2001, at Poudre Valley Hospital in fort Collins.

A memorial service will be held in Fort Collins at a later date and interment of cremains will take place in Kimball.

She was born November 22, 1915, at Chappell, Neb., to Leon Roy and Emma Dudek Eastman. They moved to Kimball when she was two years old. She graduated from Kimball County High School and received her bachelor’s of arts degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

She married Kenneth Carl Fritzler on October 22, 1939, in Lincoln, Neb. They lived in Oxford, Omaha and Kimball. In 1972, she moved to Fort Collins with her youngest daughter.

She was a legal assistant in real estate law at Harden, Schmidt and Hass until retiring in 1980.

Survivors include her son Kenneth C. Fritzler, II of Kearney, Neb.; her daughters Janet Huntley of Diamond Bar, Calif., and Beth Elliott of Fort Collins; sister Betty McClenny of Ballaire, Texas; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Nancy Morris of Fort Collins and her brother Nathan Eastman of Kimball.

Memorials can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund in care of Goes Funeral Care in Fort Collins.

Goes Funeral Care in Fort Collins is in charge of arrangements.

Emily Michelle Onstott

Emily Michelle Onstott, 7 months old, of Gering, Neb., died Wednesday, January 17, 2000, at the Childrens’ Hospital in Denver, Colo. She was the granddaughter of Linda and Duayne Onstott of Harrisburg.

Funeral services were Monday, January 22 at the WestWay Christian Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Randy Kreiling officiating.

She was born June 8, 2000, in Scottsbluff, to Michael Gene and Jennifer Rose (McCarty) Onstott of Gering.

She is survived by her parents; her sister Courtney; grandparents Linda and Duayne Onstott of Harrisburg and Rosetta and Jerald Green of Henry, Neb.; her paternal great grandparents and maternal great grandmother; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two uncles; great-great grandparents on both maternal and paternal sides; and paternal and maternal great grandparents.

Memorials may be made to the Emily Michelle Onstott Fund, c/o Valley Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 538, 1425 10th St., Gering, Neb. 69341, or dropped off at any Valley Bank and Trust branch.

Hyla Baltensperger

Hyla Louise Baltensperger Kern, formerly of Bushnell, died January 16, 2001, in Colorado.

Cremation has taken place. No memorial services have been scheduled.

She was born June 19, 1913, to Frederick and Louise (Manz) Baltensperger around Nebraska City, Neb. She attended school there and then moved to Bushnell with her family. She taught school in the Bushnell area. She married Clarence H. Kern in Colorado September 27, 1937.

She is survived by her husband of Loveland, Colo.; children Eldon Kern and Louise Kaufman; sisters Anna Andrews of Nebraska City, Neb., and Arden Baltensperger of Las Cruces, N.M.; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

E.M. “Margie” Nunn

E.M. “Margie” Nunn, 75, of rural Harrisburg, died Tuesday, January 11, 2001.

At her request, no services will be held. Cremation has been held and private inurnment will be at Sunset Memorial Park at Scottsbluff.

She was born in Portland, Ore., and had lived in Banner County after her marriage to Jean L. Nunn in 1976.

Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff was in charge of arrangements.

Millard Neal Frostrom

Millard Neal Frostrom (“Frosty”), 83, died January 1, 2001, in Pasadena, Calif.

A private memorial service will be held in California. A burial is to take place in the spring with a service at Kirk Cemetery in Banner County.

He was born in Kimball to Alrick and Ida Frostrom on July 23, 1917. He moved to California in 1939, but spent summers on the family farm, owned by Uncles Alfred and Henry Henrickson, near Kimball.

He is survived by children Barbara Grooms, Sandra Scott and John Frostrom; former spouse Dixie Frostrom; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and Kimball cousins Evy Johnson, Norma Jefferson and Colin Moul; and many other relatives.

Donald Christensen

Former Potter resident Donald Christensen, 63, of Scottsbluff, died Friday, December 29, 2000.

Funeral services were Wednesday, January 3, at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney. Burial was at the Potter Cemetery.

He was born October 10, 1937, to J.W. and Sarah Louise (Mcmillen) Christensen in Long Beach, Calif. He grew up and attended school in Potter.

On September 18, 1955, he married Edith Dove in Potter.

He worked for the Village of Potter and then the Union Pacific Railroad until retiring due to ill health. He and his wife moved to Scottsbluff in 1995.

He is survived by his wife Edith; son and daughter-in-law Gevan and Candy Christensen of Potter; daughters Celinda Luebke of Potter and Gina Boyce and her husband Ron of aurora, Colo.; sister Heather Lipska and her husband Jerry of Potter; brother Jerry Christensen and his wife LaVonne of Potter; nine grandchildren; and one niece and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Marie “Mary” Huber

Marie “Mary” Kathrine Huber, 89, of Bayard, died January 5, 2001, at the Kimball County Manor. She has lived at the manor for the past year.

Funeral services were Tuesday, January 9, at the Faith United Church of Christ at Bayard, with the Rev. Ron Nuss-Warren officiating. Interment will be in the Bayard Cemetery.

She was born November 22, 1911, at Woodbine, Kan. to Fred and Katie (Funk) Lockman. She moved with her family to Wisconsin. The family moved to Nebraska in 1918 and lived at Scottsbluff for six months before moving to Bayard.

She married Jacob “Jake” Huber on February 18, 1934, at Bayard. They farmed in the Bridgeport, McGrew and Bayard areas from 1934 until 1980. After retiring, they moved into Bayard.

She was a member of Faith United Church Christ of Bayard, had taught Sunday School for nine years and served as president of the Ladies Fellowship.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Bill Dickerson of Kimball, Loretta and Frank McGinley, of Olathe, Kan.; sister Rosalie Lockman; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jake in October 1998; an infant daughter; daughter Lillian Huber Turner; five sisters Ann Arnold, Pauline Hamburg, Katherine Kaufman, Katie Hamburg, and Margaret Hamburg; and brother Fred Lockman.

A memorial has been established to Faith United Church.

Jolliffe Funeral Home at Bridgeport was in charge of the arrangements.

Terry E. Paxton

Dix resident Terry E. Paxton, 53, died Friday, December 29, 2000, at his home.

No funeral services are scheduled. Cremation has taken place.

He was born April 21, 1947, in North Platte, Neb. to Leon and Evelyn (McCarty) Paxton. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1965. He married Marjorie Britt on January 23, 1965, in North Platte.

He started his career in October 1965 with the Union Pacific Railroad in Cheyenne as a clerk and then moved in November 1965 to Rawlins, Wyo. In 1971, he began working as a switchman/brakeman. He became a conductor for the railroad in 1973 and continued working in Rawlins until January 1992. He was transferred to Cheyenne and worked there until October 1998. He and his wife moved to Dix in August 1997, where he retired from the railroad in October 1998 due to ill health.

He was a member of U.T.W. (Transportation Union).

He is survived by his wife Marjorie of Dix; three daughters, Stephanie Deanna Paxton of Dix, Danette Elizabeth Paxton of Westminster, Colo., and Nicole Georgette Paxton of Davenport, Iowa; four brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Beth Paxton of Sidney, Lynn and Marilu Paxton of Denver, Wayne Paxton of Malden, Mass., and Francis and Loretta Paxton of North Platte; seven sisters, Virginia Anderson of Las Vegas, Nev., Ellen Sparks and her husband Tom of Blaine, Minn., Leona Paxton, Glendean Paxton and Nancy Fisher all of North Platte, Neb., Janet Pekrul of Thornton, Colo. and Helen Simco, and two grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Welch of Davenport and Brittany Katlin Paxton of Dix.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball is in charge of arrangements.

Violet J. Van Housen

Former Potter resident Violet J. Van Housen, 70, died Saturday, December 24, 2000, at the Memorial Health Center in Sidney.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 29 at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney, with Father Lyle Martin officiating. Burial was in the Dix Cemetery.

She was born December 3, 1930, to Raymond Jr. and Bessie Yetter. at Lewellen, Neb. She married George Van Housen at Kimball on September 27, 1947.

She lived in Gurley for a time, moving to Ogden, Utah, in 1966. In the fall of 1979, she moved back to Cheyenne County, settling at Potter.

She is survived by her son Randall of Potter; her father; her sisters Agnes Eisele and her husband Gerald of Kimball and Cermel Haney of Boone, Colo.; brother Howard Yetter of Potter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother; one nephew and a great-niece.

Neva Mary Jackson

Kimball resident Neva Mary Jackson, 89, died Monday, January 1, 2001, at the Kimball County Manor.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 4, 2 p.m., at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with the Rev. Dwayne Hunzeker officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. Visitation hours were noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 3 at the funeral home.

She was born on June 28, 1911, to William and Bertha Leona (Inman) Wright in Petersburg, Neb. She married Elton G. Jackson on March 22, 1930, in Sidney.

She worked as a LPN at the Kimball Manor and the Kimball Hospital. She also worked for Dr. Core and Dr. Pinkerton. Before working at the Kimball Manor, she operated a certified nursing facility out of her home. She and her husband resided at the Park Terrace Apartments for about 10 years. She moved to the Kimball Manor in 1996.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Kimball and the Kimball VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by sons Richard Jackson and his wife Eloise of Sidney, Neb., Gayland Jackson and his wife Kathy of Pierce, Colo., and Alan Jackson of Niangua, Mo.; daughter Bernita Brown and her husband Noia "Cork" of Kimball; 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on March 22, 1930; and two daughters, Mary Lynn Applebury and Carol Lou Jackson.

Memorial gifts may be made to Kimball Manor Activity Department or the Presbyterian Church of Kimball.

Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Gerald Loyd McCaslin

Sidney resident Gerald Loyd McCaslin, 74, died Thursday, December 28, 2000, at the Swedish Critical Care Unit in Denver. He was the father of Gary McCaslin of Potter.

Funeral services were January 2 at the First United Methodist Church in Sidney, with Rev. Gary Aten officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born October 5, 1946. He married Lucille Burnett on October 5, 1946. He moved his family to Sidney in July of 1952.

He is survived by his wife Lucille of Sidney; sons Gary and wife Nanci of Potter, Larry and wife Cheryl of Scottsbluff and Kevan and wife Cate of Elizabeth, Colo.; two brothers; one sister; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Habitat for Humanity or the First United Methodist Church in Sidney.

Holechek Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Alvin M. Johnson

Former Banner County resident Alvin M. Johnson, 85, of Hawk Springs Wyo., died December 27, 2000, at his home. Funeral services were held December 30 at the Frontier Bible School Chapel in LaGrange, Wyo., with the Rev. Don Mathis officiating. Burial was in Kimball.

He was born in Banner County to Emil and Anna (Olson) Johnson on October 15, 1915. He grew up and attended school in Banner County. He worked the family ranch in Banner County before serving in the U.S. Air Force and for a short time after his discharge. He married Edna Mae Lewellen on March 19, 1950, in Kimball.

He is survived by one daughter; two sons; three sisters; one brother and twelve grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and eight brothers and sisters.


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