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Veronica Anderson

Veronica Anderson, 31, of Fort Collins, Colo., died November 24, 2001. She was the wife of former Kimball resident Josh Anderson and the daughter-in-law of former Kimball resident Sherry Anderson.

Funeral services were held Friday.

She was born October 21, 1970, to Bernice and Milner Sena. She and Josh had been married for 11 years. She managed a SuperCuts location in Fort Collins.

Survivors include her husband and children, Justine and Josh; her mother-in-law Sherry (Schrader) Anderson, brother-in-law Zachary Anderson and sister-in-law Holly Anderson, all of Fort Collins and formerly of Kimball; her mother, Bernice, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and three siblings. She was preceded in death by her father.

Memorials can be made to the First National Bank in Fort Collins or sent in care of the family at 3112 Colony Drive, Fort Collins, Colo., 80525. Funds will be matched by SuperCuts.

Dolores Juarez

Dolores Juarez, 101, of Anderson, S.C., formerly of Scottsbluff, died Monday, November 26, 2001. He is the step-grandfather of Richard Caudillo of Harrisburg.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later time. Cremation has taken place.

He was born April 1, 1900, in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico to Serapio and Maria (Munoz) Juarez.

He is survived by one daughter; one step-son; one granddaughter; four step-grandsons; one great-grandson; eight great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven siblings, two wives, and two step-grandchildren.

Jolliffe Funeral Home of Scottsbluff is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Mae Madden

Linda Mae Madden, 53, of Greybull, Wyo., died Monday, November 26, 2001. She formerly lived in Kimball and Banner counties.

Funeral services were Friday, November 30 at the Grace Fellowship Church at Greybull, Wyo.

She was born in Columbus, Neb., to Lawrence Albert and Marjorie Mae (Bachman) Osten. She received education at Creston, Neb., and attended Scottsbluff Junior College. She married Al Madden on Jne 5, 1966, at Columbus, Neb.

She started her own business, the Mountain States Review, in Worland, Wyo., a year ago. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary $3086 in Basin, Wyo., and held offices there.

She is survived by her parents of Madison, Neb.; her husband, Al of Greybull; her children and their spouses Noamie and Loren Niemitelo of Gillette, Wyo., Bryan and Carrie Madden of Melbourne, Fla., and Tawnya and Troy Shephard of Basin, Wyo.; eleven siblings and their spouses Carrol Osten of Kimball, Leta and Kris Dorau of Kimball, Merle and MaryJo Osten of Columbus, Neb., Willie and Myre Osten of Columbus, Neb., Eldon and Gloria Osten of Shreveport, La., Leila and Rick Konaposek of Norfolk, Neb., Lola and Keith Walters of Leominster, Mass., LaRae and Rich Crow of Kearney, Loretta and Tim Porter of Des Moines, Iowa, Lee and Janet Osten of Columbus, Neb., and Terry and Lisa Osten of Omaha; mother-inlaw Eudene Madden of Kimball; two granddaughters of Basin, Wyo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to the Linda Madden Scholarship Fund, Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531, Basin, Wyo., 82410.

Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.

Florence N. Miles

Former Potter resident Florence N. Miles, 75, of Sidney, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001.

Funeral services were Saturday, December 1, at St. Patrickís Catholic Church. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born June 27, 1926, to James A. and Marguerite M. (Tillotson) Sterling. She lived in Potter as a child, attending school there.

She is survived by two daughters; three sons; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Robert William Thompson

Robert Thompson, 83, of Harrisburg, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001, in Espanola Hospital in Espanola, N.M.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 29 at Calvary Memorial Evangelical Free Church in Gering. Interment was at West Lawn Cemetery in gering.

Memorials can be made to the Harrisburg Community Church and the Banner County Historical Museum.

He was born March 21, 1908, to Martha (Francis) and James Thompson in Anderson County, Kan. In 1926, he graduated from Welda High School in Welda, Kan. He married Edith Carolyn Riebe January 5, 1931, in Aberdeen, S.D. They moved to Harrisburg in May 1949.

He farmed his entire life, first in South Dakota until 1935, in Missouri and then in Harrisburg.

He was a member of the Harrisburg Community Church, serving as treasurer for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge in Harrisburg and was a 50-year member of the Farm Bureau.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Martha and Charles Bonds of Gering; sons and daughter-in-law Robert and Eliza of Santa Crus, N.M. and Marvin Thompson of Albuquerque, N.M., 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith; brother Walter; and son Bill.

November 31, 2001
Gwendolyn Beard

Former Kimball resident Gwendolyn Eileen Beard, 86, of Gering, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 27, at First Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff. Interment will be 2 p.m. in the Kimball Cemetery.

She was born on May 4, 1915, in Kimball County to Ralph and Etta (Colton) Brown. She was raised south of Kimball and graduated from Kimball County High School. She attended teacherís college in Kearney and taught country schools for 3 years. She married Charles B. Beard on July 3, 1937 in Broadwater. The couple lived in Kimball until moving to Gering in 1970.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff. She was active in Church Women United, United Presbyterian Women, a member and past regent of the Katahdin Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of National Extension Service for over 50 years. She was a former member of the Kimball Presbyterian Church and Pythian Sisters.

She is survived by her son, Charles L. Beard of Sausalito, Calif.; daughter Carol Lee Quick of Hamilton, N.J.; brothers Melvin L. Brown of Gering, Jack A. Brown of Bull Head City, Ariz. and Lewis N. Brown of Scio, Ore.; and one grandson;

Memorial gifts may be made to the Presbyterian Church, United Presbyterian Church Women or the Cancer Society.

Chris Kallhoff

Chris Kallhoff , 45, of Derby, Kan., died November 24, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. She is the daughter-in-law of Donna Kallhoff of Kimball.

A rosary service was held Wednesday. Funeral services will be Thursday, 10 a.m., at Smith Mortuary in Derby. Cremation will follow.

She was born October 29, 1965, to Harry M. and Carol (Stokes) Jorgensen in Tulare, Calif. She married Greg Kallhoff on April 20, 1974, in Kimball. She was a registered gemologist and a master gardener.

She is survived by her husband, Greg; her sons T.J. and his wife Traci Kallhoff, and Casey Kallhoff, all of Derby; her parents Harry and Carol Jorgensen of Derby; sister Jennifer Thomas of Derby; two grandchildren Nicole and Dylan Kallhoff of Derby; her mother-in-law Donna Kallhoff of Kimball; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael.

Memorials can be made to the Extension Master Gardener Program, c/o Sedgwick County Extension Foundation, 7001 W. 21st North, Wichita, Kan., 67205.

Shirley I. Lollar

Kimball resident Shirley I. Lollar, 68, died on Sunday, November 25, 2001. Memorial services will be held Thursday , November 29 , 10 a.m., at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery of Morrill at a later time. She was born on June 9, 1933, in western Nebraska to Carl and Anna (Kummer) Schmidt. She spent most of her life in the Kimball area. She married William D. Lollar. She had worked at the Kimball Locker Plant and the Kimball Laundry. She also ran the Little Kitchen Café in Kimball. She was a member of the Eagles and VFW Auxiliary and the Senior Citizens Friendship Center in Kimball. She is survived by son Michael Hickox of Gillette, Wyo.; daughters Barbara Williams of Kimball and Beverly Burnhardt of Ft. Morgan, Colo.; step-sons Roy Dean, Dale and Glenn Lollar; step-daughters, Marsha and Regina Lollar; brother Herbert Schmidt of Scottsbluff; sister "Bobbie" Kotewa of Bay City, Mich.; and thirteen grandchildren, Tamalina, Allen, Troy and Jenny Piland, Paul, Shawn, James, Katrina, and LogusleAnn Burnhardt, Timothy, Robin and Carie Hickox, and Teresa Williams; and 24 great grandchildren. Her parents, her husband in June 1986, one son Larry, and thirteen brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Memorial gifts may be made to the Kimball Sr. Citizens Friendship Center or a charity of the donors choice.

Linda Madden

Word has been received here of the death of Linda Madden of Greybull, Wyo. She is a former resident of Kimball and Banner Counties.

She died Nov. 26, 2001. Services are Friday at 2 p.m. in Greybull.

She is survived by her husband, Albert; and son, Bryan of Florida; daughters Nomai of Gillette and Tawyna of near Greybull. Also surviving are a brother, Butch Osten of Kimball and mother-in-law, Eudene Madden of Kimball.

Linda Madden worked as a nurse in Kimball and was involved in setting up home health here.

Ruth Irene Mortenson

Kimball resident Ruth Irene Mortenson, 76, died on Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at the Kimball County Hospital.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 24, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with her son-in-law Elder Robert Webb officiating. Burial was at the Kimball Cemetery.

She was born on April 2, 1925, in Banner County to George E. and Margaret C. (Jackson) Pile. She was raised in Banner County and has been a life long resident of this area her entire life.

She graduated high school in Banner County and attended Colorado State College. She added to her education by taking a number of correspondence courses and then taught elementary school in Banner County for six years prior to her marriage.

She married Carl Mortenson, Jr. on September 25, 1949. The couple farmed north of Kimball and has lived on the same farm ever since their marriage.

She was a member of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Carl; daughters and sons-in-law Linda B. and Robert Webb of Carthage, Ill., Nancy K. and Daniel Gibson Lincoln, and Betty S. and Greg Gillis Scottsdale, Ariz.; sisters Fern A. Barrett of Kimball, Idrys M. Davis of Tahoka, Texas, and Dorothy M. Huffman of Potter; brother Walter G. Pile of Bowen, Ill.; and eight grandchildren, Robert, Bethany and Carla Webb, Melanie, Shane, and Justin Gibson, and Krista and Kelsey Gillis.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wayne E. Pile and a sister, Doris C. Pile.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Prairie Haven Hospice or Kimball County Hospital or to the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church.

Ira White

Former Bushnell resident Ira White, 92, died Thursday, November 15 in Bridgeport.

Funeral services were Monday, November 19, at the Bridgeport Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment was at the Dalton Cemetery.

He was born October 2, 1909, in North Loup to Ulyssess Grant White and Carrie Wilhelmina White. During his childhood years, his family lived on a homestead 12 miles south of Bushnell. He worked and farmed with his father until the late 1930ís, when he moved to Scottsbluff. He married Viola Bobo of Chappell in 1941 and they moved to Saum, Minn. In 1957, he married Florence Evelyn Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Bridgeport; sons and daughters-in-law Gary and Alice White of Boca Raton, Fla., Jim and Carol White of Brown Deer, Wis., Jack and Judy White of Kennewick Wash., and Ron White of Scottsbluff; step-children Joan Garrison of Los Angeles, Harold and Jacquie Brown of Dalton, Shirley and Leon Gillespie of Broadwater; brothers and sisters-in-law Roy and Shirley Bobo and Merle and Vonnie Bobo; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and three brothers.

Memorials can be made to the Dalton and Gurley Fire and Rescue Departments.

Bridgeport Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

November 15, 2001
Sherrie Kay (Holliday) Anderson

Sherrie Kay (Holliday) Anderson, 56, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died November 5, 2001. She is survived by her father Elmer Holliday and step-mother, Peg, of Kimball.

Funeral services were Thursday, November 8 at Calvary Worship Center in Colorado Springs. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

She was born September 29, 1945, in Laramie, Wyo., to Elmer and Lois Holliday. She attended elementary school in Kimball and moved to Scottsbluff with her family in 1959. She graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1964. She married Robert Lee Anderson on June 28, 1964, in Scottsbluff. They lived in Scottsbluff until 1967 and then made their home in Colorado Springs.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughters and sons-in-law Lori and Troy Stewart of Baker City, Ore. And Angie and Gene Chavez of Colorado Springs; son Michael of Colorado Springs; her mother Lois Holliday of Scottsbluff; father and step-mother Elmer and Peg Holliday of Kimball; sisters Karen Van Patten of Scottsbluff, Janet and her husband, James Fenwick of Ogallala, JoAnn Rockel of Buffalo, Wyo., Linda Cochran of Ogallala, Sandra Holliday of Scottsbluff, and Pat and Willis Schwartzkopf of Minatare; brothers Steve and his wife Deb of Ogallala, Kendall and his wife Ginger of Phoeniz, Ariz., David of Colorado Springs, and Curtis of Laramie; her father-in-law Howard Anderson of Scottsbluff; five grandchildren; and several other cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; brother Gary Holliday; and mother-in-law Josephine Anderson.

Dolores Anne Culek

Dolores Anne Culek, 63, of rural Kimball died on Saturday, November 10, 2001.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 16, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with the Rev. Harvey Macklin of the Kimball Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial will be at the Kimball Cemetery.

She was born March 9, 1938, to Robert H. and Alice R. (Dobson) Bahl in Clayton, Wyo. The family moved to Gurley when she was a child, where she grew up. She attended and graduated from the Gurley High School.

She married Thomas E. Culek in Sidney on July 13, 1957. After their marriage, the couple moved to a farm southeast of Kimball.

She was a member of the Kimball Assembly of God Church for many years, where she taught Sunday school.

She is survived by her husband Tom Culek; daughter Marci Heim and her husband Scott of Palmer, Alaska; sons Tommy E. Culek, Jr. of Kimball, Mike Culek and his wife Mariane of Dix, and Shawn Culek and his wife Christina of Kimball; brother Robert Bahl of Hastings, Neb.; sister Patricia Williams of Waukegan, Illinois; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kimball Assembly Church or to the family.

Larry N. Hoff

Larry N. Hoff, 56, of Gering, died November 2, 2001, in Ft. Collins, Colo. He was the brother of Ruth Philson Mueller of Kimball.

Funeral services were Wednesday, November 7, at Calvary Memorial Evangelical Free Church in Gering. Burial was at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering.

He was born in Gering on September 21, 1939, to Conrad C. and Pauline Beisel Huff. He graduated from Gering High School and attended college in Scottsbluff for two years. He married Judy Loose on October 11, 1959. They have resided in Gering. He retired from the Gering Post Office after 35 years and was recently employed as a Title I Reading Aide at Lincoln Elementary School.

He is survived by his wife Judy; four children and their spouses; four grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials can be made to the Mitchell Evangelical Free Church or to the family.

Robert R. Perry

Kimball resident Robert R. Perry, 95, died on Wednesday, November 7, 2001.

Funeral Services were Monday, November 12, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with Rev. Ed Newbury of St. Hilda's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery.

Robert Perry was born September 25, 1906, to George W. and Cora M. (Remington) Perry in Omaha. The family moved to Dix from Omaha and he lived on a farm there as a child. The family moved to Kimball in 1917 where he has been a resident since. He is a Kimball County High School graduate.

He was married to Bernardine DeVenti on April 18, 1937, in Kimball.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Kimball for many years, serving as a postal clerk, assistant Postmaster and Postmaster. He retired in 1968.

He was an active member of St. Hilda's Episcopal Church. He was a member of the James Eatmon Masonic Lodge #294 AF & AM and had received his 50 year pin. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias.

He is survived by his wife Bernardine "Bernie" Perry of Kimball; daughter Janet and her husband Robert Johnson of Alpharetta, Georgia; granddaughters Marchelle Rosenlief of West Hartford, Conn., and Lisa Johnson of Chicago, Ill.; and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Dallas Perry and a sister Eva Clinger.

Memorials may be made to St. Hilda's Episcopal Church.

Dale Lee Vavra

Bushnell resident Dale Lee Vavra, 52, died on Saturday, November 10, 2001, at the Kimball County Hospital.

Funeral services were, Wednesday, November 14, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with Pastor Jesse Curtis officiating. Private family internment was at the Bushnell Cemetery

He was born on December 6, 1948, in Kimball to Duane Joseph and Donna (Bivens) Vavra. He was a life-long resident of the Bushnell area and graduated from Bushnell High School. He attended the Denver Automotive Technical Institute.

He married Sandy Southward on February 14, 1970, in Ouray, Colo. He owned P & D Dirt Moving for the past 22 years along with his partner Paul Daugherty.

He was a member of the BPOE (Elks).

He is survived by his wife, Sandy Vavra of Bushnell; daughters and sons-in-law Tammy and Jim Land of Kimball and Kelli and Troy Haas of Pine Bluffs, Wyo.; four grandchildren Brady Land, Ethan Land, Dylan Haas and Coby Haas; sisters Sue Smith and her special friend Jay Ziegler of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Sharon Vavra of Ft. Collins, Colo.

His parents preceded him in death.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Bushnell Fire Department & First Responders.

November 8, 2001
Roberta June Aurich

Roberta June Aurich, 71, of Dalton, Neb., died Friday, November 2, 2001. She is the mother of Darcee Wheeland of Kimball.

Funeral services were Monday, November 5, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dalton. Burial was in the Dalton Cemetery.

She was born June 1, 1930, to Minard and Esther (Stark) Jillson. She grew up in Dalton and graduated from high school on May 22, 1947. She married Loyde Arthur Aurich in Gurley, Neb., on August 13, 1947.

Survivors include her husband; two sons; daughter Darcee A. Wheeland and her husband Craig of Kimball; and four grandchildren, including Krindell Leonhardt of Kimball.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

Memorials have been established to the Dalton Rescue Unit.

Beulah F. Turnbull

Former Dix resident Beulah F. Turnbull, 89, of Gering, died on Monday, November 5, 2001.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8, 10:30 a.m., at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with Pastor Virgil Johnson of the Dix Bible Church officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral on Thursday morning from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service.

She was born February 1, 1912, to Elmer and Lettie (Seeber) Travis at Simpson, Kan. She was married to Gale W. Turnbull on December 23, 1933, in Kimball. They lived and farmed north of Dix.

In 1995, Beulah moved to an apartment at the Northfield Villa in Gering. She moved to the Villa Medical Center last year.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Phyllis and Forrest Jordan of Dix; grandchildren Kent Turnbull and Lisa McConnell; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gale April 29, 1993, a son Daniel, one brother and one sister.

Memorials may be made to the Beulah Turnbull Memorial Fund in care of the family.

November 1, 2001
Marvin Glant

Funeral services for Marvin Eugene Glant, 66, of Kirkland, Wash., will be held Nov. 4, 2001. Services will be held at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery at 3 p.m.

He was born in Kimball on February 28, 1935. He is a former Pine Bluffs resident, working as an assistant farm manager from 1958 to 1967.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children Sandra and Tim; and three grandchildren, all of the Kirkland, Wash., area.

Hilda R. Riehart

Former Potter resident Hilda Rose Riehart, 78, of Sidney, died Saturday, October 27, 2001.

Funeral services were Wednesday, October 31, at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney, with Pastor Mary Frohs officiating. Burial was in the Potter Cemetery.

She was born to Albert and Ernstina (Myer) Kreinbring on February 7, 1923, at Sidney. She attended the Salem Lutheran church Parochial School through the eighth grade. She worked for two years at the Joe Johnson ranch.

She married Lyal Riehart on September 27, 1941, at Gering. After their marriage, they moved to California, returning to Potter in May 1942. They lived there for 56 years. She moved to the Beverly Health Care Facility on October 28, 1998.

She was an active member of the First Lutheran Church in Potter and the Women of the E.L.C.A. She served as the custodian at her church for 23 years. She was a member of the Potter Senior Citizens Center.

She is survived by her daughter Barbara Hudspeath Hunt of Greeley, Colo.; sisters Ida Rehmer of Sidney and Nora Dohnal of Kimball; sister-in-law Eleanor Kreinbring of Sidney; grandchildren Crystal Shetler, Russell Hudspeath and Cindy Hudspeath; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and one brother.

Memorials can be made to First Lutheran Church in Potter or the Potter Rescue Unit.

Holechek Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 25, 2001
Arthur M. Henrickson

Arthur M. Henrickson, 83, of Scottsbluff, died Monday, October 22, 2001, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. He was editor and publisher of the Western Nebraska Observer from 1947 until 1960. He opened Western Office Supply here in 1960.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 26, 2 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball, with Pastor Roger Gillming officiating. Burial will be at the Kimball Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

He was born November 19, 1917, to Henrich and Louise (Petersen) Henrickson in Cordova, Neb. He received his early education there. He delivered the Nebraska State Journal in Cordova for nine years.

He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and graduated from the School of Journalism. He was president of the Barbs student organization and served on the Board of Directors of the Student Union.

He married Edna L. Deavers on June 19, 1941, in Rising City, Neb.

He was employed at the Nebraska State Journal in Lincoln until 1942 when he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He attended the U.S. Air Force navigation school in Hondo, Texas, and was commissioned as 2nd lieutenant. He was stationed at Barksdale Field near Shreveport, L.A., and served in Ireland, and England. He was a member of the 386th Bomb Group, 352nd Squadron.

In August 1945, he and his wife moved to Omaha, Neb., where he was a reporter for the Omaha World Herald. In 1947, they moved to Kimball, where he purchased the Western Nebraska Observer. He was publisher and editor until 1961.

He opened Western Office Supply here in 1960. He purchased the Carpenter Office Supply in Scottsbluff, Neb. He retired in 1987. After his retirement, he and his wife spent winters at Leucadia, Calif., for many years.

He was an Ak Sar Ben ambassador for many years, a member of the Denver Dances, promoted the Hwy. 71 Association and served as a member of the I-80 planning commission. During the oil boom, he kept an accurate record of the well activity.

He was a co-discoverer of the Panorama Point, Nebraskaís highest point at 5424 feet in southwestern Kimball County. In May of 1991, he set up a metal desk at Panorama Point containing a register book for visitors to sign. He also restored the Tri-Corner marker installed at the Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado corner. He built a new base, using different colored stones for each of the three states to enclose the original limestone marker.

He had been living with his daughter, Kathy, in Scottsbluff for the last six and a half years.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Joyce and Joe Zimmerman of Minden, Iowa, Nancy and Pete Salter of Bakersfield, Calif., and Kathy and Ralph Anderson of Scottsbluff; son Dean Henrickson of Hershey, Neb.; eleven grandchildren Janelle Smith of Whitman, Neb., Janine Phipps of North Platte, Neb, 1st Lieutenant Janet Zimmerman of Manhattan, Kan., Dr. Stephanie Salter of San Francisco, Calif., Valerie Salter of Lafayette, Calif., Abigail Henrickson of Hershey, Eric Henrickson of Hershey, Kristi Meyer of Scottsbluff, Tina Grant of Gering, Kimberly Terreson of Vancouver, Wash., and Tiffany Kendall of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

October 18, 2001
Sophia Gade

Kimball resident Sophia Gade, 90, died Friday, October 12, 2001.

Funeral services were Monday, October 15, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Sidney, with Pastors Bradley Heinecke and Greg Hafeman officiating. Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney.

She was born to Benhard (Ben) C. and Johanna (Anna) Wilaminia (Fickenscher) Jurgens on October 10, 1911, in Grand Point, Manitoba, Canada. He mother died when she was two years old and the family moved back to Nebraska. She attended school in the Weyerts community of Cheyenne County east of Gurley, Neb. At a young age, she worked as a mid-wife and motherís helper.

She married Elmer W. Gade in Sidney on June 25, 1930. They lived in Cheyenne County on a farmstead northeast of Sidney. The family moved to Sidney in 1946.

She worked as a nursesí aid for many years at the Sidney hospital and nursing home, the Lodgepole Plaza Nursing facility and the Kimball County Manor. She was also with the Foster Grandparent program for 17 years, working with the Kimball Head Start Program and Sidney Public Schools until retiring in 1991. She cared for her son Don following a car accident in 1964 until his death in 1992.

She moved to Kimball in 1992. She has been a resident of the Kimball County Manor since 1993.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Joan and Jack Lockwood of Kimball; grandchildren Kristy Lockwood of Sidney, Doug and Inge Lockwood of Johnstown, Colo., Scott and Susan Lockwood of Kimball, Stacy and Don Lukassen of Gordon, Neb., Mike and Karen Gade of Scottsbluff, Cindy Lenertz and John Hampton of Lincoln; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; half-brothers Herman and Delores Jurgens of Branson, Mo., and Jerry and Shirley Jurgens of Sidney, Neb.; half-sister Emily and Bob Robinson of Broomfield, Colo.; sister-in-laws Lillie Moore of Kimball and Gertrude Gade of Hesperia, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer; son Don; two grandchildren; five brothers, six sisters and one half-sister.

Memorials can be made to the Kimball County Manor and the Lutheran Hour Ministries.

Holechek Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Veanna Larsen

Veena Larsen died Monday, October 1, 2001, at Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer, Neb. She lived in Kimball in 1945 through 1947.

Services were Monday, October 8, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beemer.

She was born October 8, 1926, at Beemer to Frank Jr. and Minnie (Kind) Beerbohm. She attended Beemer Public School. While living in Kimball, she worked as a waitress. She married DeVer Williams in 1947. They lived in Great Lakes, Ill. She returned to Beemer in 1952 after her husbandís death. She married Gordon Larsen on May 31, 1956, and they lived in Beemer.

Survivors include her husband; four children; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband and two brothers.

Dixie Ann Ramsey Dixie Ann Ramsey
, 49, of rural Dix died Sunday, October 14, 2001. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the Dix Bible Church, with Pastor Virgil Johnson officiating. She was born July 4, 1952, to John and Gladys (Croucher) Evans at Fort Benton, Mont. She was raised in northwestern Montana for the first 13 years of her life and then moved to Arkansas. She married Charley Ramsey on November 7, 1968, in Harrisburg, Neb. Since their marriage, they have made their home south of Dix. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Charley of Dix; sons and daughters-in-law Gene and Melinda Ramsey of St. Joseph, Mo., Lee and Dortha Ramsey of Dix, Lewis and Holly Ramsey of Granite Falls, Wash. and B.J. Ramsey of Dix; daughter and son-in-law Karen and D. J. Botting of Dix; 10 grandchildren, Lance, Taylor, Mark, Meagan, Matt, Dan, Dixie, Kori, Justin and Cameron; brothers Edward Evans, Fred Evans, Ernest Evans, Ivan Evans, Marvin Evans, and David Evans; sisters Carol Schmidt and Mavis Fisher. She was preceded in death by her parents Gladys and John Evans, stepfather Claud Adams, and three brothers James Evans, Dan Evans and Paul Evans.

October 11, 2001
Martin Ross

Kearney resident Martin Ross, 82, died Sunday, September 30, 2001, in Kearney. He lived in Kimball from 1937 to 1954.

Services were Wednesday, October 3, at Horner-Lieske Horner Mortuary. Burial was at Armada Cemetery in Miller.

He was born July 28, 1919, in Springfield to Oscar and Lillian (Sndograss) Ross. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He married Mary Ewing at Tahoka, Texas, on August 2, 1943.

Survivors include sons Martin of Rogers, Ark., Michael, Randy and Samie, all of Clarksville, Texas, Gary of Paris, Texas, and Franklin of Blossom, Texas; daughters Helen Stansberry and Cindy Jones, both of Clarksville, and Katherine Hemo of Ponchatula, La.; three brothers; one sister; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Doris I. Eklund

Doris Irene Eklund, 100, of Albin, did Sept. 29, 2001, in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Services were Wednesday, October 3, at Schrader Chapel. Interment was in Beth El Cemetery.

She was born September 5, 1901, in Rocky Ford, Col. She married John Eklund July 25, 1920, in Cheyenne.

She is survived by a son, John C. Eklund Sr. of Albin; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1959; daughter Marjorie Hedquist; her parents and three brothers.

Memorials can be made to Golden Prairie Church at Burns or Cheyenne Hills Church.

Peggy F. Nussbaum

Peggy F. Nussbaum, 60, of Pine Bluffs, died Friday September 28, 2001, in Pine Bluffs.

Funeral services were Wednesday, October 3, at Pine Bluffs Methodist Church, with the Rev. Terilynn Russ officiating. Burial was in Pine Bluffs Cemetery.

She married Larry Nussbaum January 11, 1964, in Metarie, La. She and her husband owned Jimís Bar in Pine Bluffs. She was a member of Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; sister Molly Mitchell of Metarie, La.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Helen (Grant) Fussell, and a daughter, Rebecca Bice.

Louise E. Howton

Dix resident Louise E. Howton, 70, died Sunday, October 7, 2001.

Memorial services will be held Thursday (today), October 11, 10:30 a.m., at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with Pastor Dan Zitterkopf and Doug Jones officiating. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at Cantrell Funeral Home on Thursday before the service.

She was born June 22, 1931, to William and Susie (Conklin) Clark in Sterling, Colo.,. She was raised in the Merino and Atwood area. She graduated from Sterling High School in 1949.

She married Walter E. Howton on January 1, 1951, in Sterling. They moved to Dix in 1962, where they have lived since.

She was a past member of the Rebekah Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant son, three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Claudia and Tim Weinbender and Marge and Wayne Elliott, all of Dix; sons and daughters-in-law Steven and Jodi Howton of Dix, Billy and Cheryl Howton of Lake Minatare, Neb., Walter and Darlene Howton of Scottsbluff, and Jon and Tammie Howton of Dix; sisters Beulah Roth of Zap, N.D. and Bernice Vogel of Seattle, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to the family.

Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 4, 2001
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.


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