Miscellaneous Kimball County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Thomas R. Laycock

Former Pine Bluffs resident Thomas R. Laycock, 72, of LaGrange Wyo., died Tuesday, September 25, 2001. He has family in the Pine Bluffs area.

Funeral services were Friday, September 28, at the LaGrange High School Gymnasium in LaGgrange, with Pastor Sheila Taylor and Pastor Don Mathis co-officiating. Burial with military rites followed at the LaGrange Cemetery.

He was born September 6, 1929, to James and Martha (Freudenthal) Laycock in Burns, Wyo. He grew up and received his education in Pine Bluffs and Albin, Wyo. He served in the U.S. Army in 1952, serving for two years in Korea. He married Carolyn Gregory in Cheyenne, Wyo., April 28, 1957.

The couple farmed and ranched in the Meridan area before moving to Casper, Wyo., for nine years. They returned to LaGrange, purchased a farm and raised their family there. They moved into LaGrange in 1984.

He was employed by the Town of LaGrange for 20 years and as a Goshen County School District bus driver for 26 years.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #70 of LaGrange and had served on the LaGrange Volunteer Fire Department and the Sportsman Club.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughters Moneen Birge of Dallas and Rene Baker and her husband Steven of Torrington; son Daniel and his wife Dana of Pine Bluffs; sisters Elizabeth Bradley and Irene Spier, both of Pine Bluffs; brother Robert and his wife Donna of LaGrange and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Glen and a sister, Mary Alice Judy.

Memorial contributions can be made to Prairie Haven Hospice or to the family for memorials to be designated at a later date. The Colyer Funeral Home of Torrington was in charge of arrangements.

Inda Kay Brauer

Banner County resident Inda Kay Brauer, 89, died Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at ther home.

Cremation was held at Sunset Memorial park Crematory in Scottsbluff. An inurnment will be held in the Kimball Cemetery at a later date.

She was born on November 26, 1911, to Arthur and Myrtle (Bigsby) Olsen in Banner County in an old log house. She attended grade school at Flowerfield and high school in Harrisburg. She attended college preparatory in Wyoming. She attended college in Kearney. She attended cosmetology college in Denver, Colo. and became an instructor there.

She married Edward F. Brauer in February of 1933.

She lived in Denver most of her life, moving back to Banner County six years ago.

She is survived by her son, Michael of banner Coounty; one niece; and numerous cousings.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Lonnie W. Mowry

Former Kimball resident Lonnie W. Mowry, 55, died September 27, 2001.

Memorial services were Monday, October 1, at Widerspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

He was born August 14, 1945, in Oberlin, Kan. He has lived in Cheyenne, Wyo., for 17 years. He worked in the oil field as a security guard and telephone operator. He ran a filling station.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene; daughter and son-in-law Jeannie and Troy Probert; his mother, Waneta Mowry, of Clifton, Iowa; his twin brother and sister-in-law Ronnie and Bonnie Mowry, of Clifton; sisters Joyce Girot of Broken Arrow, Okla. Joan Bigman and her husband Dave, of Clifton; two grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Roland; three sons; his grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Maxine M. Stormberg

Maxine M. Stormberg, 78 of Kimball died at the Kimball County Manor on Tuesday, September 25, 2001.

A funeral service was held Friday, September 28, at the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball, with Pastor Dwayne Hunzeker will officiating. Burial was at the Kimball Cemetery.

She was born October 24, 1922, to Herman and Ida (Mueller) Gehrke at Grafton,Neb. The family lived south of Bushnell for many years where they farmed. They later moved into Bushnell.

She married Richard N. Stormberg June 15, 1952. After their marriage, they moved to Kimball. They ran several different businesses in Kimball including the Slumber J Motel and Kimball Clothing Store. They also owned several rental properties.

She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church of Kimball.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Mark and Lisa Stormberg of Denver and her brother and sister-in-law Kenneth and Gail Gehrke Gail of Bushnell.

She was preceded in death by her husband on December 8, 1999, and one brother, Delbert.

Memorial Gifts may be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Inc.

September 20, 2001
Florence “Jackie” Standridge

Former Kimball resident Florence “Jackie” Standridge, 83, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., died Thursday, September 6, 2001, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She lived in Kimball in the 1960’s.

Graveside services were held Monday, September 10, at the Hayden Cemetery.

She was born September 3, 1918, to Frank and Clara (Edwards) Stephens in Amber, Okla.. She married Thomas G. Standridge on July 23, 1938, in Grady County, Okla. She moved back to Routt County from New Mexico in 1995.

Survivors include a son, William “Wart” Standridge, of Hayden, Colo., who was raised in Kimball; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one sister; and a half-brother.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas and two brothers.

Peterson Funeral Home of Steamboat was in charge of arrangements.

Laten Leroy Taylor

Former Kimball resident Laten Leroy Taylor of Worland, Wyo., 73, died September 12, 2001, at his home.

A private graveside service will be held at a future date at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland. He has been cremated.

He was born to George and Sarah (Philpot) Taylor November 8, 1927, in Kimball, where he was raised. He joined the U.S. Navy on February 26, 1946, and served aboard the USS Philippine Sea. After his discharge in 1950, he returned to Nebraska. In 1951, he moved to Worland. He married Martha “Marty” Taylor August 31,1955, at Worland.

He is survived by his wife; sons Jeffrey and Terry, both of Worland; and David of Rapid City, S.D.; daughters TeresaTaylor of Billings, Mont. and Mary Taylor of Billings, Mont.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, four sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Connie Bowers, 316 South 21st St., Worland, Wyo, 82041.

Veile Mortuary of Worland was in charge of the arrangements.

September 13, 2001
Ella Mae Snyder

Former Banner County resident Ella Mae Snyder, 93, of Loveland, Colo., died Friday, September 7, 2001 at Loveland Good Samaritan Healthcare. She was the sister of Robert Brown of Kimball and the step-grandmother of Lorri Norberg of Bushnell.

A funeral service was held Monday, September 10, at the Loveland Good Samaritan Healthcare Chapel. Graveside services were at the Kimball cemetery, Wednesday, September 12, with Rev. Roger Gillming officiating.

She was born January 24, 1908, to Arthur "Diner" Brown and Myrtle Stribling Brown in Kimball, Neb. Her family lived on a farm west of Kimball. She graduated from Kimball County High School in 1926. After attending Kearney State College and the University of Wyoming, she taught school in Kimball County and Banner County.

She married Arthur "Boney" Snyder on December 20, 1931, at Gering, Neb. They made their home in Banner Country until retiring 33 years ago. After retiring, they traveled across most of the United States, spending winters in Arizona and summers in Loveland. Six years ago, they made Loveland their year-round home. In April 2001, they moved to Loveland Good Samaritan Village.

For 10 years, Ella Mae and her husband helped at the United Camp Ground. She also belonged to the LLL Extension Club and attended the Twin Tree Chapel.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Bruce and Cherie of Ft. Collins, Colo.; a nephew raised as a son, Richard Brown and wife Lila of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Anacortes, Wash.; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Gerri Brown of Kimball; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two step-great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Douglas, Bert & Nathan "Cub" Brown and sister Irma Brown; a grandson and step-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Loveland Good Samaritan Village or Hospice of Larimer County, c/o Allnutt Funeral Home, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.

Allnutt Funeral Home and Cantrell Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.

Ethel A. Gade

Former Kimball resident Ethel A. Gade, 86, of Atlantic, Iowa, died Saturday, September 8, 2001. She and her husband, Victor Everett Gade operated a motel business here for 28 years until 1968.

Funeral services are scheduled Friday, September 14, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Denver. Burial of cremains will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

She was born at rural Lyons, Neb., to Henry and Ella (Rabe) Kahler on September 20, 1914. She and her husband lived in Sidney for 28 years before moving to Kimball. They retired in Thornton, Colo., in 1976. In May 2001, she moved to Atlantic to be near her youngest son.

Survivors include two sons, Kent of Griswold and Dennis of Denver; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; three brothers and one sister.

Adolph J. Schadegg, Jr.

Kimball resident Adolph J. "Bud" Schadegg, 75, died at the Kimball County Hospital on Sunday, September 9, 2001.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, September 12, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with Rev. Francis Curran officiating. Cremation was held and private inurnment was at the Kimball Cemetery.

He was born on March 10, 1926, to Adolph and Cloretta (Zegers) Schadegg at David City, Neb. He was a life-long resident of the area, having moved here as a small child. He married Beverly (Muhe) Kuhrt on April 1, 1985.

He worked as a rancher and farmer and as a carpenter. He had also operated a cafÈ in Kimball and was very active with rodeo's.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly; children Charlene and her husband Lon Mowry of Cheyenne, Wyo., Debra and her husband John Pinkley of Bushnell, Gary Lee Schadegg and his wife Penny of Kimball and Robbie Schadegg of Bushnell; stepchildren Ronald Groves and his wife Sharon, Bill Kuhrt and his wife Sue and Starla Kuhrt, all of Gillette, Wyo; sisters and brothers-in-law Gerry and Clem Demuth of Seward, Neb., Eileen and Alvie Wynne of Norwalk, Ca., Margaret and John Wynne of Kimball; brother Lou Schadegg of Hamilton, Mt.; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several step-grand and great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Jackie, a son Richard and four grandchildren.

William “Bill” Schoenemann

William "Bill" Schoenemann, 75 of Kimball died at Scottsbluff on Wednesday, September 5, 2001. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 8, 2001 in the First English Lutheran Church of Kimball with Pastor Dwayne Hunzeker officiating. Interment will be in the Kimball Cemetery with presentation of the flag by Kimball Post #2243 VFW.

Memorial Gifts may be made to either the Diabetes Foundation or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the First English Lutheran Church. The Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born in Scottsbluff on January 9, 1926 to William A and Abbie L. (McClanahan) Schoenemann. He was a life long resident of this area and for many years farmed north of Kimball. Bill had also worked in the Oil Fields in the 1950's.

He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1947. He was a member of the First English Lutheran Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Bill loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He was married to Emily Anne Rice and to that union three children were born. On March 3, 1974 he married Grethe (Bagge) in Kimball. He is survived by his wife Grethe, his mother Abbie Pedersen of Kimball, two sons, David and his wife Terry Schoenemann of Kimball and Stan and his wife Rhonda Schoenemann of Crawford, and one daughter Rhonda Sue Randall of Burley, Idaho.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his step-father P.A. Pedersen and a sister Beverly Halstead.

September 6, 2001
Roy Nelson

Potter resident Leonard LeRoy “Roy” Nelson, 92, died Monday, August 27, at the Beverly Health Center in Sidney.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 30, at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney, with Pastor Roger Gillming of Calvary United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Potter Cemetery.

He was born to Peter and Florence (Herboldsheimer) Nelson on January 6, 1909, at Potter. He was raised north of Potter. He attended School District 13, which his parents helped establish, for one year and was then taught at home. He lived with his mother after his father’s death and they later moved into Potter.

He later moved to the Beverly Health Center.

Along with his siblings, he farmed the section his family homesteaded in 1888. He also had oil wells and raised sheep.

He was a member of the Potter United Methodist Church.

He is survived by four nieces and ten nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert, and three sisters, Alice Fisher, Hilma Shaw and Myrtle Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Potter United Methodist church or the Potter Fire Department.

Holechek Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian L. Diemoz

Vivian Lorene Diemoz of Basalt, Colo. died August 31, 2001. She was the mother of Stephen Diemoz of Kimball.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 7, at 2 p.m. at the Basalt Community United Methodist Church in Basalt. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Basalt.

She was born August 23, 1920, in Oxford, Iowa, to John Clarence and Mabel Freda (Stratton) Hutchison. She moved with her family to Colorado in 1930. She worked as a nurse in Denver and Glenwood Springs. She married Oscar Dec. 10, 1947 and they ranched near Emma.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Diane Diemoz of Kimball; one daughter and son-in-law; four grandchildren, including Anna and Christopher Diemoz of Kimball; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, her husband and a sister.

Donations may be made to the Field of Dreams c/o Basalt H.S. Booster Club, Box 1681, Basalt, CO 81621 or Roaring Fork Hospice, Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

August 31, 2001
Donald Henson

Donald Henson, 67, of Kimball, died Friday, August 24, in Mesquite, Texas.

Funeral services were Wednesday, August 29 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with Pastor Harvey Macklin officiating. Masonic services were under the direction of Sonny Eatmon Lodge #294 AF&AM in Kimball.

He was born to Taylor and Ina Henson on June 2, 1934, in Ft. Smith, Ohio. He attended public schools in Ohio. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He moved to California and attended culinary school in San Francisco. He moved from California to Colorado. He moved to Kimball approximately seven years ago.

He formerly managed the Beef and Brunch Restaurant in Kimball. He had been recently driving truck for Stevens Transport, where he has been training.

He was a member of Sonny Eatmon Lodge #294, Scottish Rite Masons and the Shriner. He was also been a member of Kimball VFW Post #2243. He had also been a volunteer at the Kimball County Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Tiner-Henson; sons Paul Gilbo of Denver and Barry Henson; daughters Lisa Gilbo Dunning of Kimball and Rhonda Gail; brothers Richard, Earl, Paul and Homer; and sister Glady; and two grandsons Jacob and Joshua Dunning.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gregory Scott Bowron

Former Kimball resident Gregory Scott Bowron, 31, of Gaylord, Mich., died Saturday, August 18, 2001. He is the son of Gary and Barbara Bowron of Kimball.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 22 at Nelson funeral Home. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Gaylord.

He was born in Flint, Mich., October 2, 1969 and lived most of his life in the Gaylord area. He lived in Kimball in the 1970’s.

He is survived by his father Gary and stepmother Barbara Bowron of Kimball; two children Holy Hendrickson of Vanderbilt and Austin Totten of Gaylord; one sister Tami Techel of Gaylord; one brother Jeff Bowron of Vanderbild; half-brother Dustin Bowron of Marshall, Texas; half-sister Stephanie Bowron of Kimball; paternal grandparents Harold and Jennie Bowron of Flint; and Papa Dan Sinn of Gaylord; and numerous aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his mother Nora Nash Butler in 1993.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gregory Bowron Memorial Fund or to the National Head Injury Alliance through the Nelson Funeral Home.

August 16, 2001
Jacqueline Madden

Jacqueline “Jackie” L. Madden, 64, of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., died August 10, 2001, at Life Care of Cheyenne, Wyo.

Funeral services were Tuesday, August 14, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pine Bluffs, with Father Thomas Cronkleton officiating. Burial was at Pine Bluffs Cemetery. A vigil was held Monday, August 13 at the church.

She was born October 15, 1936, to Inez and Aldrich Nadeau at Pawtucket, R.I.

She married Roy Lee Madden June 11, 1955, at North Hollywood, Calif. She was a cook and teacher’s aide at Pine Bluffs School District #2.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pine Bluffs.

She was a member of the Altar Society/CCW, Starlighters Home Extension Group and Young at Heart Club.

She is survived by her mother Inez Nadeau of Pine Bluffs; sons Paul Madden of Pine Bluffs, Michael Madden and Christopher Madden, both of Cheyenne; daughters Bonnie Daugherty and Cheryl Madden, both of Concordia, Kan.; brother Gary Nadeau of Pine Bluffs; mother-in-law Eudean Madden of Kimball; eight grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and one step great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995.

Memorials can be made to UMC Hospice or St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

August 9, 2001
Ernest LeRoy Halstead

Ernest LeRoy Halstead, 62, of Kimball, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in Scottsbluff.

Cremation has taken place and services will be scheduled at a later date.

He is survived by his brother Oscar Halstead of Mulberry, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents Willie V. and Ellen Halstead; brother Willie and sister Lillie Bell.

Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Donations can be directed to the Hospice in Scottsbluff or Kimball.

Elsie Nelson

Elsie Nelson, 86, of Scottsbluff, formerly of Banner County, died Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at Heritage Health Care Center in Gering.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday at Kimball Cemetery, Christus Gardens, on West highway 30. The Reverend Rick Sykes will officiate. Visitation hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday (today) at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball.

She was born on August 28, 1914 in Eugene, Oregon to Wilhelm and Caroline (Semon) Becker. She received her education in California before moving to a farm in Banner County in 1930. She married Gilbert Nelson July 12, 1932 in Gering. They farmed for 50 years in Banner County before retiring and moving to Scottsbluff in 1981.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Robert Gascoyne of Rochester, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Gene Willoughby of

LaGrange, Wyo.; daughter, Florence Nelson Rudnik of Snyder, Colo.; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Arthee Nelson of Scottsbluff, Neb., and daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Bob Young of Gering, Neb.; 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on February 16, 1980, her sisters and brothers, one grandchild and 2 great grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

August 2, 2001
Rena M. Anderson

Rena M. Anderson, 82, of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 4, at the Kimball Cemetery, with Elder Eldon Burkey officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 3, at the Cantrell Funeral Home.

She was born September 15, 1918, to Chris L. and Neta M. (Decker) Olsen at their ranch in Banner County. She attended school in Harrisburg, graduating in 1937 from Harrisburg High School.

She married Charles "Ivan" Anderson in Hugo, Colo. on January 23, 1939. They lived all of their married lives in Banner County, and were longtime residents of the Epworth Community. She was involved with the family farm and ranch until her death.

She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, and taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Daughters' of the Covenant and helped with the Zion's League.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Glynette and Dick Patton of Scottsbluff; son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Linda Anderson of Pine Bluffs, WY; four grandchildren; two great grandsons; one sister, Neva Scott of Gering; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on April 18, 1992, her parents, one brother Clifford Olsen, one sister Helen Ruhl and two infant sisters Betty and Dorothy.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Banner County Fire and Rescue Department or the Albin Fire and Rescue Department.

Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Windle Jarvis

Jack Windle Jarvis, 70, of Denver, died July 13, 2001, in Aurora, Colo. He was the father of Geri Ann Perry of Kimball.

Mass was held Wednesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

He was born May 15, 1931, in Sayre, Okla. On July 8, 1953, he married Eugenia R. Grethen. Her served as a yeoman third class in the Navy during the Korean War. He was awarded a Korean Service Medal and a United Nations Medal. He received a master’s degree in education and was a retired principal.

He was a member of the VFW, USS Toledo Association, American Legion and Athletic Directors Association.

He is survived by his wife, daughter Geri Ann Perry of Kimball; sons Shane Lexina of Kan., Blake of San Antonio and Greg of Parker; sister Alice Sherman of Elk City Okla.; brother James Ware of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and nine grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to the American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Howard R. Yetter, Sr.

Howard R. Yetter, Sr., 73, of Potter, died at his home Sunday, July 22.

Memorial services were Saturday, July 28, at the First Lutheran Church in Potter, with Pastor Mary Frohs officiating. Inurnment was to be held at a later date.

He was born to Ray and Bessie (Baird) Yetter July 24, 1927, in Lewellen, Neb. He attended school in Lisco and Lewellen. He married Elvera Lipska on November 28, 1948.

He was a farmer and a ranch hand. He had worked for the railroad, the Sioux Ordinance Depot, drove water and semi-trailer trucks. He was an equipment operator for many oilfield contractors in Wyoming and Colorado. He traveled with his family band throughout the western United States and Canada as a singer and lead guitarist.

Survives include his father, Ray Yetter of Kimball; sisters Agnes Eisele of Kimball and Carmel Haney of Boone, Colo.; children Vikki Marshal of Phoenix, Ariz., Patti Rich of Reno, Nev., Martin Yetter and Howard Yetter, Jr, both of Winnemucca, Nev.; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elvera; his mother; granddaughter Rachel and a sister, Violet Van Housen.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family.


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