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Marjorie J. Bohac

Marjorie "Margie" Bohac, age 74 of Kimball, Neb., died at United Medical Center-West in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Thursday June 19, 2003. A Funeral Service was June 24 at the Trinity United Methodist Church of Kimball with the Reverend Roger Gillming officiating.

Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or to the donor's choice.

She was born on August 9, 1928 in Proctor, Colo., to Fred and Opal (Maley) Kretz. She attended and graduated from the Sidney, Neb. school district. She married Jim Bohac on April 4, 1948 in Kimball.

Marjorie worked as a telephone operator in Cheyenne, Sidney and Kimball. After raising her two daughters she went to work for State Farm Insurance and later Tri-State Insurance. Mrs. Bohac was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, camping and traveling. She played bridge and was an avid Husker fan. Margie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband Jim Bohac of Kimball, two daughters, Susan and husband Bruce Card of Lincoln, Neb., and Becky Bowser of Crownpoint IN.; grandchildren Daniel, Michael and Kimberly Bowser; Sisters Marilyn and husband Cork Booth of Sunol, Neb. and Miriam Groskopf of Portland, Ore. and brother-in-law Lavene Ellsworth of Portland.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Lorene Ellsworth.

Doris Barrett

Doris May Barrett, 82 of Kimball died at the Kimball Health Services on Wednesday 18, 2003. A Funeral Service was June 21 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with the Pastor Dwayne Hunzeker officiating. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Kimball Presbyterian Church or Prairie Haven Hospice. Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Barrett was born on Jan. 30 1921 in Keith County to George W. and Ruth (Purdy) Churchill. She attended school in rural Dawson County, graduating from Overton High School. She attended Kearney State College earning her teaching certificate.

She taught in rural schools in the Overton area. She married Lyle Barrett in Nov. 22, 1941 in Kearney, Neb. They resided in Banner County where they operated the family farm and a raised a family. She moved to Kimball in 1983. Mrs. Barrett was a member of the Kimball Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, the Sunbeam Extension club of Banner County, a 50-year member of the Pythian sisters of Banner County and a member of the Eastern Star.

She was also active in Church Women United as well as other church functions. She was a devoted mom and grandma.

She is survived by two sons, Floyd W. and wife Pat Barrett of Kimball, Charles A and wife Kaye Barrett of Arvada CO. Grandchildren Brent Lee and wife Julie Barrett, Brenda Lynn and husband Paul Richter, Lyle A Barrett, Stephanie K. Barrett, Johanna M and husband Jerry Thomas, Cynthia and husband Glenn Krutsinger, Jeffrey and wife April Vian and Andrew Vian. And eight Great-Grandchildren.

Mrs. Barrett was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lyle, daughter Gloria Woods, brother Warren Churchill and sister Fern Wood.

John Wynne

John Thomas Wynne, 78 of Kimball died at the Kimball County Manor on Wednesday June 18, 2003. A Memorial Service was June 20 at the Cantrell Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert Karnish officiating. Cremation has taken place. A private inurnment was to take place at the Kimball Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Special Olympics.

He was born in Banner County on March 26, 1925 to Johnnie Thomas and Ethel (Gwartney) Wynne. He attended school in Banner County. He and Margaret Schadegg were married on November 18, 1944 in Kimball. John owned and operated Kimball Body Works for 53 years retiring 5 years ago. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He served in the United States Army from 1945 until 1947.

He is survived by his wife Margaret; three sons Johnnie and wife Darla Wynne of Cheyenne, WY, Rick and wife Julie Wynne and Douglas Wynne all of Kimball.; three daughters, Audrey and husband Richard Waggoner of Parker, CO, Michelle and husband Jerry Brown of Kimball and Valarie and husband Rod Wilson of Ft. Collins, CO; 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

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

June 19, 2003
Earl L. Fields

Earl L. Fields, 79 of Kimball died at the Kimball County Manor on Saturday June 14, 2003. Graveside service at the Kimball Cemetery were June 17 followed by a memorial service at the First English Lutheran Church. Pastor Dwayne Hunzeker will officiated.

Memorials may be made to Earl Fields Memorial Fund in care of the family. Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Tescott, KS on June 25, 1923 to Erve and Nellie (Wience) Fields. He attended school at Tescott. He entered the Army serving in World War II in the European Theater where he flew 36 combat missions over Germany.

After he was discharged from the service he and LaVera Schneider were united in marriage on October 20, 1946 in Russell, KS.

Earl worked in the oil fields for ROSCO of Russell, KS until 1955 when the coupled moved to Kimball and he worked in the oil fields around the area. In 1964 he went to work for the Kimball Police Department and the Kimball County Sheriff's office as a dispatcher, retiring in 1982. Earl was a member of First English Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife LaVera, two sons Mark and wife Christie Fields of Orange Park, FL and Randall and wife Sue Fields of Sidney, one daughter Sandra Warden and husband Bill of New Castle, TX. Sisters Ruth Lehman of Smolen, KS, Alice Startzman and husband Danny of Bennington, KS and Dorothy Berry of Salina, KS. Six Grandchildren, and five Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Earl, brothers Guy, Everett, Dale and David, sisters Violet McLaughlin and Beulah Weis.

Marjorie Siewert

Marjorie D. Siewert, 92, of Park Place Blvd., Kissimmee, Fla., passed away Sunday, June 8, 2003. Born on May 27, 1911 in Columbus, Neb., she was the daughter of Ernest and Nellie Meays.

She married Kyle B. Siewert in 1932. They lived in Columbus and Kimball, Neb. where Kyle was the J. C. Penney store manager. While in Kimball, Marge served as the Methodist Church treasurer. They moved to Central Florida in 1986. Her husband Kyle preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children Kay Clinger of Scottsbluff, Neb.; Richard Siewert of Sun City West, Ariz.; and Kathy Statka of Lake Buena Vista, Fla; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida, Inc., P. O. Box 1449, Goldenrod, FL 32733-1449. Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

June 12, 2003
Shirley Petersen

Shirley Kay Petersen, 66 of Dix, Neb. died at her home on Saturday, June 7, 2003. Funeral Services were June 11 at the First English Lutheran Church. Pastor Dwayne Hunzeker officiated. Burial was in the Dix Rural Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First English Lutheran Church or the Dix CIA. Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born in Hebron on July 15, 1936 to Fred Roy and Emma Katherine (Dirks) Beanblossom. She attended school at Carleton High School where she graduated in 1953, she then moved to Potter and worked for the Potter State Bank, the Potter Sundry, as well as the Coop Elevators in Potter, Dix, and Kimball. She also worked for the ASCS office in Kimball, retiring in 1993.

She and Dennis Petersen were married on October 8, 1976 in Sidney. They lived in Potter and Dix moving to Dix in 1984. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church, the WELCA of First English and the Dix Garden Club.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis, two daughters Deb and husband Don Forbes of Sterling, CO and Cindy and husband Lee Stewart of Sidney. Sisters Loretta Maxine McKay of Lincoln, Doris Lucille Skinner of Hastings, and Waunetta May Weichel of Fairbury, one brother Fred Leroy Beanblossom of Doniphan. Grandchildren, Sarina Holly Usher and her fiancÈe Mike McNally, and Jessica Lee Stewart all of Sidney, Matthew David Thies and B.J. Forbes both of Sterling, CO, and one Great Grand Child Austin Lee Usher of Sidney.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Ida Lodema Busch and Roma Fay Leggett.

Robert Hascall

Robert James Hascall, 78, of Gering, Neb. died June 5, 2003 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb. Memorial services will be June 12 at 2:00 P.M. at Central Church of Christ in Gering with Pastor Victor McPeak officiating. Inurnment will follow at Fairview Cemetery with military honors by the Gering American Legion Post #36.

Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel is in charge of cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Church of Christ, Northfield Villa or Banner County History Museum.

Bob was born on July 16, 1924 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Fred and Alice (Brown) Hascall. He grew up in Banner County, Neb. and graduated from Banner County High School in 1942. He married Loretta McKee in Junction City, Kansas on October 24, 1945. Bob served as Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army 1945-47. He sold cars and trucks and was district manager for Diamond T & Diamond Reo Trucks in Scottsbluff & Mack Trucks in Minnesota before returning to Nebraska to retire.

Bob was a member of the church, Masons, Elks, and American Legion.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years Loretta, daughters Pat (Peter) Stolberg of Sarasota, FL., and Judy (Bob) Tupper of Columbus, NE.; granddaughter Sarah Sears, grandsons Joshua Stolberg, Jason Stolberg, Zachary Tupper & Zane Tupper and great grandson Asher Stolberg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dan.

June 5, 2003
Dorothy Coffman

Dorothy Lorene Coffman, 89 of Kimball died at her home on Sunday June 1, 2003. Funeral Services were June 3, 2003, at the Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball. Reverend Terilynn Russ will officiate. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice or to a charity of the donors choice.

She was born at Bushnell on April 2, 1914 to George and Cora (Corder) Forman. She graduated from Bushnell High School with the class of 1933, she then attended nursing school in 1934 at the Methodist Hospital in Scottsbluff. She worked for the Kimball County Hospital and also did private care in the Kimball area.

She and Roy C. Coffman were united in marriage November 13, 1937 at Harrisburg. They moved to Redwood City, CA during World War II and later resettled back in Nebraska. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Kimball. Dorothy was a loving mother and grand mother devoted to her family.

She is survived by her three daughters Beverly and husband Donnie Arnold of Kimball, Janice and husband Wayne Baldwin of Pine Bluffs, WY and Sharon Moore also of Pine Bluffs, WY. One sister Lucille Dolcater of Kimball. Eight grand children, Nineteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy on February 25, 2002, one son Dennis Coffman and one daughter Lorene Coralee Coffman, and a brother Leonard Forman.

Patti Johnson

Patti Johnson, 46 of rural Potter, Neb. died Thursday, May 15, 2003 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident northeast of Dix, Neb.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 7, 2003 in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, Neb. with Pastor Virgil Johnson of the Dix Bible Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Gary requests that memorials be made to Children's Hospital in Denver, Colo.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney is in charge of arrangements.

Patti was born November 29, 1956 at the Kimball County Hospital to Donald Pat Long and Eva Nightengale Long. She grew up on the family cattle ranch south of Kimball until her graduation from the Dix High School in 1975.

As a single mother, she lived in Dix and worked at the Beef & Brunch restaurant in Kimball for fifteen years.

Patti married Gary E. Johnson in Sterling, Colo. They moved to the Johnson family farm north of Potter where they farmed in the Potter-Dix area until her death.

She enjoyed going to estate auctions in search of collectibles with her family. Patti loved her family and dedicated her life to her husband and daughters.

Survivors include her husband Gary and daughters Monica, 3, Victoria, 5, and Kayla 11, all of rural Potter and daughter Connie and husband Dustin Smith of Minatare, Neb. She is also survived by one brother, Arnold and wife Sandy Cochran; one sister, Mary Cochran and her step-mother, Mary Long all of Kimball, Neb.; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Kenneth Fritzler

Kenneth C. Fritzler, 87, of Marshfield, Wis. and formerly of Kimball, Neb., died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

A memorial service was May 31 at Hansen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. LeRoy Haynes officiating. Interment of ashes was in Hillside Cemetery.

Kenneth was born Feb. 3, 1916, in Lincoln, Neb., son of Carl and Elizabeth (Weber) Fritzler. He attended high school in Lincoln. In 1939, he received his law degree from the University of Nebraska.

He was married to Doris Eastman, and they were later divorced. On Nov. 10, 1972, he married the former Betty Miller. She preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 1996.

Kenneth practiced law in Kimball, until 1974 when the governor of Nebraska appointed him as a county judge. He served on the bench until retiring on Feb. 1, 1988. He came to the Marshfield area in 1994.

He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Marshfield; a member of the Masonic Lodge; and the Kimball Lions Club. He was an avid sports fan and loyal Nebraska Corn Husker. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in the Rocky Mountains.

Kenneth is survived by children, Janet (Jim) Huntley of Diamond Bar, Calif., and Attorney Kenneth C. (Carol) Fritzler II of Kearney, Neb.; step-daughters, Carolyn (James) Opitz of Marshfield and Peggy Espinoza of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials in Kenneth’s name may be designated to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Thomas W. Simpson

The father of Sue Gosnell of Dix, Thomas W. Simpson, 77, died May 30, 2003 in Scottsbluff, Neb. Services were Tuesday.

Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial has been established to Prairie Haven Hospice.

May 29, 2003
Bertha Huston

Bertha June Huston, 65 of Kimball, died at her home on Sunday May 25, 2003. Memorial Services were May 28 at the Cantrell Funeral Home. Reverend Roger Gillming officiated. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made in care of the family.

She was born January 19, 1938 at Cartersport, N.Y. to Bernie and Ruth (Thompson) Haynes. She was united in marriage to David Huston on April 1, 1961 in Winterhaven, Calif.. She and David lived in New York, Pennsylvania, California, and spent a good number of years in Green River, Wyo. They moved to Kimball in 1989.

She is survived by her husband, a son Michael of Olney Springs, Colo., daughters Kim Tyree and her husband Tim, and Louise Goforth all of Casper Wyo. and mother Ruth Bell of Shinglehouse, Pa. Also seven grandchildren.

Her father and one grandson preceded her in death.

May 22, 2003
Patti Johnson

Patti Johnson, 46 of rural Potter, Nebraska died Thursday, May 15, 2003 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident northeast of Dix, Neb.

Funeral services will be held at a later date when the medical condition of her daughter, Victoria, who was injured in the accident, improves.

A memorial has been established in Patti's name to the Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

A complete obituary will appear prior to the funeral services. Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney is in charge of arrangements.

William Howard

William Askins “Bill’’ Howard, 70, of North Platte, Neb. and formerly of Dix, died Thurs., May 15, 2003 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

Bill was born Sept. 15, 1932 at Pittsburg, Kan. to George Henry and Gertrude Armilda Askins Howard. He grew up in Pittsburg and graduated from Minden Mines High School in Missouri in 1951.

Bill married Juanita Joan Beierle on April 1, 1951 at Bentonville, Ark. They made their home in Wichita, Pittsburg, Junction City, Kan. and Albuquerque, NM, where he worked as a carpenter. In 1961, they move to Dix, Neb. where he worked on the construction of the missile silos around Kimball and later as a foreman in the oilfields.

In 1991, after retirement, they moved to an acreage near North Platte.

Bill is survived by a daughter, Deb Linden of Pleasanton, Neb.; sons Bill and wife Kathy Howard of Riverton, Wyo., Garry and wife Lorri Howard of North Platte and Bob and wife Ranae Howard of Kearney, Neb.; sisters Jahunita and husband Larry Lara of Seattle, Wa., twins Lois and husband Johnny Brown of Gerard, Kan. and Louise Trisler of Liberal, Kan. and Madlene and husband Bill Deacon of Seattle; brother Johnny and wife Mae Howard of Hubert, NC.; 12 grandchildren Jennifer Bauer, Susanne and husband Draper, Lisa Howard, Lori and husband Jeremy Petersen, Brooke Howard, Christa Linden, Brad Howard, Bret Howard, Kevin and wife Rikki Linden, Joe Howard, Broc Howard and Todd Linden; three step-grandchildren Jeff Griffiths, Sarah Griffiths and Lindsey Griffiths; and three great-grandchildren Austin Bauer and Ashlyn Bauer, Tayler Petersen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Juanita on Sept. 3, 1999; and brothers Elmer, Andrew, George Franklin, Melvin and Walter Howard.

A memorial has been established to Great Plains Hospice.

Graveside services were Monday at the Dix Cemetery in Dix with Pastor Virgil Johnson officiating.

Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Peterson

Helen Peterson, 90 of Sidney, Neb. died early Monday morning, May 19, 2003 at the Memorial Health Center, Extended Care. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Fri., May 23 in the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney with Pastor Doug Birky officiating. Burial will be in the Potter Cemetery.

Memorials have been established to the Sidney Evangelical Free Church, the Sidney Memorial Gardens or the Neb. Boys Ranch at Alliance, Neb.. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney.

Helen Ludmila Peterson, the daughter of Charles and Daisy (Kubes) Dedic was born September 17, 1912 at Crete, Neb.. She met Ernest Peterson at a picnic at Redington, Neb. on July 4, 1931. They were married on February 24, 1932 at the courthouse in Sidney.

In 1938 they moved to Vermillion, S.D. and in 1941 to a farm north of Potter, Neb.. They spent the majority of their years in the Gurley, Neb. area as farmers. In 1978 they bought a home in Sidney and moved there where she lived until entering the nursing home.

She was active in churches in Gurley and Sidney; the Extension Club, was a Girl Scout leader and actively worked at the Memorial Gardens in Sidney. She took several trips with the SSO (Surviving Spouse Organization). In 1980, she and her daughter Belva went to England to visit their pen pals. She enjoyed working in her yard and helping neighbors. Helen loved people and was a very giving person.

Survivors include one son, Weldon Peterson and wife Winnie of Potter, NE; one daughter, Belva Tisdale and husband Don of Dix, NE; three granddaughters: Brenda Ledall and husband Gary of Imperial, NE, Colette Jessen and husband Loren of Mesa, AZ and Christine Rhynalds and husband Bob of Wilber, NE; one grandson, Kurt Peterson; three great-grandchildren: Tiffany, Chandra and Callin Ledall and three step-great-grandchildren: Andrew, Amanda and Neil Rhynalds.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in Oct. of 1979, 1 sister and 3 brothers.

May 15, 2003
Edward F. Smith

Edward F. Smith, 88, formerly of Kimball, died May 5, 2003 at the Veterans Hospital in Roseburg, Ore.

Ed was born in Kimball to Vern and Mae Smith, May 9, 1914. He was educated at and graduated from Kimball County High School in 1932. His career took him to Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana and California and for the past 30 years, he resided in Myrtle Creek, Ore.

During his military service years, he received honors including the Bronze medal and Purple Heart. He lost his left leg during a battle in Korea while serving his country.

Edward was preceded in death by his wife Katheryn; his parents, his sister, Dorothy Sandridge; and brother, Robert R. Sandridge of Kimball.

Survivors include son Graydon Smith, Lincoln City, Ore.; daughters Teri Piro and Jim, Lake Oswego, Ore.; grandchildren Kyle, Kevin and D’Anne Piro; Elias and Caressa Smith; sister Alta Maxted and Merle of Sigourney, Iowa; sister, Vera Clary of Gering; nieces and nephews.

Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of graveside services held in Kimball May 15 at 1 p.m.

May 8, 2003
Gloria Maye (Barrett) Woods

Gloria Maye (Barrett)Woods, 51, died on Friday April 18, 2003 at her home in rural Gloucester County, Va. She was born October 30, 1951 in Kimball, Neb. to C. Lyle and Doris May (Churchill) Barrett. She grew up on the family farm in Banner County and was active in 4-H. She graduated from Banner County High School and attended the University Nebraska-Lincoln on a Regents Scholarship. She recently attended EPCI, a community college in Newport News, Va., studying for a career in Information Technology.

In 1970, she married Jeffrey Lee Vian of Thedford, Neb. To this union was born their three children: Cynthia Ann, Jeffrey Allan and Andrew Michael . As a military wife, Gloria and her family traveled the country and Europe.

In 1989, she married Julian Calvin Woods at the Presbyterian Church of Kimball. They raised their five children and provided a home and haven for many other young people, who Gloria affectionately referred to as "the spares." In her words, “Each one is special in their own way and I'm proud of the contributions I have made to their lives.”

She is survived by her husband, Julian Woods, five children: Jeffrey Allen Vian of Gloucester, Va.; Cynthia Vian Krutsinger (husband Glenn); and Andrew Michael Vian, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; James Woods of Michigan; and Dallas Woods Rivers (husband Alan) of Gloucester; five grandchildren; mother, Doris Barrett of Kimball; two brothers, Floyd Barrett (wife Pat) of Kimball; Charles Barrett (wife Kaye) of Arvada, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

An infant son, Jeremy Lee Vian, and her father, C. Lyle Barrett, preceded her in death.

A memorial service was held in Gloucester, Va. on Sat., April 26. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sat., May 10 at the Presbyterian Church of Kimball.

The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the American Cancer Society.

May 1, 2003
Gene B. Pendleton

Gene B. Pendleton, 68, of Kimball, Neb., died April 18 at United Medical Center-West, Cheyenne, Wyo..He was born May 2, 1934 in Kentucky. He worked as an engineer for the Burlington Northern Railroad for more than 20 years and was a member of the Baptist Church and the Sons of the Legion. He was also a Mason and a Shriner.

Mr. Pendleton is survived e by his wife, June of Kimball; a son, John Pendleton of Michigan; two daughters, Jeannie Middendorf of Indiana and Hyla Caudill of Michigan; two stepsons, David Pintreich of Wayne, Mich., and Daniel Pintreich of Milton, W. Va.; three stepdaughters, Sharon Furr of Brookfield, Fla.; Linda Rorke of Kimball; and Jean Pintreich of Farwell, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edna Pendleton. Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens. Remembrance will be at the Wooden Keg May 2, 4-6 p.m.

Bernard Haddix

Bernard Haddix, 78, of Kimball, died at his home on Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Funeral Services were held Sat., April 26 at the Kimball Evangelical Free Church. Pastor Dieter Rademacher officiated. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kimball Evangelical Free Church or to the Kimball Eagles AERIE #3889.

He was born May 8, 1924 at Mason City, Neb. to Winfield and Abbie May (Fielding) Haddix. He was one of five children. His mother died when he was four years old and the family moved to Kimball County.

After his marriage to Eunice Cassel on August 3, 1942, they moved to the Sunflower District of Mitchell where he farmed for several years. In 1954 he moved the family to Ft. Morgan, Colo., where he spent four years working oil fields throughout Colorado and New Mexico. In 1958 they returned to Nebraska and he farmed the family homestead three miles west of Kimball, where he resided until his death. His wife Eunice of 60 years died on Feb. 12, 2003.

Bernard served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during WW II and was a life member of the VFW. He was very active in the establishment of the Eagles AERIE 3889 and served as President for a term and as manager several years. He was dedicated to the Eagles and his commitment will long be remembered. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Scottsbluff. One of his passions in life was the many years he spent on bowling leagues in Kimball where he met some of his closest friends.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Elwin and Michelle Haddix of Santa Cruz, Calif., and a daughter, Dona Carmichael of Kimball, and a sister Gladys Knispel of Kearney, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His wife, parents and three brothers preceded him in death.

Gloria Barrett

Gloria Maye Barrett Woods, 51 of Gloucester, VA died Friday, April 18, 2003 at her home. She is the daughter of Doris Barrett, of Kimball, and the late Lyle Barrett. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. on May 10, 2003 at the Presbyterian Church of Kimball. A complete obituary will appear later.

April 24, 2003
Bernard Haddix

Bernard Haddix, 78 of Kimball, died at his home on Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Funeral Services for Mr. Haddix will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 26, 2003 at the Kimball Evangelical Free Church. Pastor Dieter Rademacher will officiate. Burial will be at the Kimball Cemetery. Memorials may be made to either the Kimball E.V. Free Church or to the Eagles AERIE 3889 of Kimball. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, April 25 from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will appear next week.

Glen Brothers

Glen Edwin Brothers, 84 of rural Dix died Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Memorial Health Care in Sidney. Funeral Services were Monday, April 21 at the Potter United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mary Frohs will officiate. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Potter Rescue Unit or the Potter Methodist Church.

He was born April 5, 1919 in a stone house on a farm twelve miles northeast of Dix that was built by his grandfather Benjamin Brothers in 1909. He was a son of Charles Alfred and Selma (Johnson) Brothers. He attended District 40 County school through sixth grade and then Dix Public Schools. Glen started helping his father farm at an early age and decided he would like to be a farmer and rented his first piece of farm ground at age 18.

He and Dorothy Graham were married on August 17, 1941 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church. They moved to a farm northeast of Dix that his grandfather had homesteaded in 1890 and they purchased the farm in 1943.

Glen served on the Kimball County Weed Board, Extension Board, District 40 School Board, Farm Bureau Director, was a member of the Wheat Growers Association and board member of Kimball County Historical Museum. He was President of Bethel Cemetery Association for 37 years and caretaker for the cemetery for over 50 years.

Glen and Dorothy were honored as outstanding farm couple in Kimball County in 1961 and with the Pioneer Farm award by Ak-Sar-Bin in 1990. He was a member of the Potter United Methodist Church and served on the Administration Council and Trustees. He also taught Adult Sunday school for 25 years. He managed Ag Accessories and invented, patented and made the grain drill bullet and rod weeder disk attachment.

His hobbies were hunting for Indian artifacts and restoring antiques. He loved rodeos, fairs and traveling. He and Dorothy had traveled to six European countries, the Holy Land, Canada, Hawaiian Islands and every state in the union. Glen farmed until he was 80 years old when his sons took over due to his ill health.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy, two sons Dennis and wife Pat of Potter and Roger and wife Laura of Dix, one daughter Lana Clarey and husband Dale of Gering. Grandchildren, Tadd and Kimberly Clarey, Ethan Clarey, Brad Brothers, Tim Brothers, Dena and Bill Moffit, Darren Brothers, Dan Brothers, Kerri and Tim Dealey. Great Grandchildren Nathan Brothers, Mack Moffit, and Ashlyn Dealey. One brother Dewey and wife Betty and a sister Myrtle Wynne.

His parents and a brother-in-law Kenneth Wynne preceded him in death.

Edward Cannon

Edward Dale Cannon, 78 of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., formerly of Kimball, died at Lake Havasu City on April 16, 2003. Funeral Services were April 22 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball. The Rev. Robert Karnish will officiate. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery.

Dale was born April 7, 1925 in Limon, Okla. a son of Walter Lee and Rachel (Breedlove) Cannon. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II as an airplane mechanic. He lived in Kimball for many years and was the owner and operator of C & C well service from 1952 to 1974. Dale moved to Arizona three years ago for health reasons. He was devoted to his family and never met a person he didn't like.

He is survived by his wife Eileen (Fell) Cannon of Lake Havasu City, a son Robert and wife Elaine Cannon of Green River, WY, two daughters, Arlene Meredith of North Platte, NE and Jeannie Evertson of Las Cruces, N.M. One brother Donald Cannon of Vernal, UT, nine grandchildren, Allen Meredith, Robert Meredith, Edward Evertson, Julie Wamsley, J.T. Willie, Heather Cannon, Andrea Cannon, Alesha Cannon, Edward "Bubba" Cannon, several nieces nephews, great grandchildren and his dog Dandy.

His parents and a son Edward Lee Cannon preceded him in death.

Albert Sporhase

Albert "Al" Sporhase, 92 of Kimball died on Friday, April 18, 2003 at the Kimball County Manor. Funeral Services were Wed., April 23, at St. John's Lutheran Church of Kimball with Pastor Tom Jacobsen officiating. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery.

Memorials may be made either to the Kimball Manor, St. John's Lutheran Church, or Zion Lutheran Church of Grover.

Albert was born October 25, 1910 in Otoe, NE, a son of John and Anna (Elhers) Sporhase. He was raised in eastern Nebraska and educated in the Otoe Public Schools. He married Delah Lange on March 22, 1947 in Hiawatha, KS.

Al worked for the R.E.A. and was a police officer in Otoe. He also served on the fire department. After he and Delah moved to northeastern Colorado he did farming and ranching. He also drove school bus on a rural route. The couple moved to Kimball in 1998. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended Zion Church near Grover, CO and St. John's Church in Kimball.

He is survived by his wife Delah, two sons Delbert Sporhase of Cheyenne and his friend Katarina Trent and David and wife Christine Sporhase of Sierra Vista, AZ; two daughters Charlotte and husband Larry Kissler of Laramie, WY, and Esther Sporhase of Grover, CO. Two brothers John and wife Norma Sporhase of Norfolk, VA, and Jessie and wife Doris Sporhase of Syracuse, NE and two sisters Minnie Meyer of Nebraska City, NE and Emma Fielen of Council Bluffs, IA; also 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 4 brothers.

Willis E. Rothermund

Willis E. Rothermund, 76, of Pine Bluffs died April 7 at Kindred Hospital in Denver. He was born May 6, 1926 in Ralston, Neb. He married Mary (Carr) Rothermund on July 22, 1950 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Pine Bluffs and a member of the National Letter Carriers Assoc.

Mr. Rothermund is survived by his wife Mary, of Pine Bluffs; a daughter, Kristie Moritz and son-in-law, Greg Moritz of Pine Bluffs; six brothers: Gordon Rothermund and Howard Rothermund, both of Omaha, Neb., Richard Rothermund of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Ronald Rothermund of Boise, Idaho, Robert Rothermund of Tennessee, and Kenneth Rothermund of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five sisters: Betty Schram of Tekamah, Neb., Dorothy Kentner of Sun City, Calif., Shirly Morgan of Oceanside, Calif., Delores Ingwersen of Omaha, Neb., and Carol Bunch of Rockford, Ill.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Martha (Wittmuss) Rothermund; and a brother, Leroy Rothermund.

Memorial services were held at Wed. at United Methodist Church in Pine Bluffs with the Rev. Terilynn Russ officiating. Cremation took place at Schrader's Sunset Park Crematory and burial was at Pine Bluffs Cemetery. Friends may contribute to Pine Bluffs Ambulance Fund or United Medical Center, Cheyenne, Wyo.

April 17, 2003
Kenneth Gifford

Kenneth Gifford, 96 of Gering, Neb., died Friday, April 11, 2003 at the Northfield Villa Medical Center in Gering.

A private graveside service was Tuesday at West Lawn Cemetery and a memorial service was Tuesday at the Harrisburg Community Church with Pastor Ken Boston officiating. Memorials have been established to the Harrisburg Community Church.

Kenneth was born on July 9, 1906 to Owen Sr. and Louisa (Brade) Gifford in Wilcox, Neb. He graduated from Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Neb. in 1925.

After graduation he worked with his father and family on the farm in the area of Wilcox. In 1931, he came with his father and brothers to Banner County and ranched and farmed. He married Marie Bair August 20, 1932 in Gering. They moved to Northfield Villa in 1996.

He took great pride in his cattle herd, ranch and his family. He was a member of the Harrisburg Community Church, 85 Rifle Club, Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Cattleman's Association. He enjoyed reading western books.

He is survived by his sons John Jr. and Sherry Gifford of Harrisburg, Roger and Shirley Gifford of Gering; grandsons Brad and Robin Gifford of Lincoln, Craig and Holly Gifford of Roca, Neb., Kyle and Lynn Gifford of North Platte, Neb.; 6 great grandchildren, Madison, Josha, Emerie, Johnna, Samuel and Regan.

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

Elnora Nickell

Elnora B. Nickell, 90 of Gering died at her home on Wednesday, April 9, 2003. Funeral Services were Monday at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Burial was at Kimball Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a fund that will be designated later in Elnora's memory.

She was born October 25, 1912 in Nora, NE a daughter of William and May (Crosby) Kilbern. She received her education at a country school. As a young lady she worked in different families homes.

She married Alvin Jennings Nickell on February 20, 1933 at Kimball. With the help of neighbors and friends they farmed rented property until buying a ranch near Bushnell in 1945 which they operated until retiring in 1995 and moved to Gering.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their children all who loved her very much. She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin on October 11, 2002, her parents, sister's Eda (Joseph) Crandell and Ethel (Ralph) Ratliff and brother William (Margaret) Kilbern.

April 10, 2003
Eunice Williams

Eunice E. Larsen Williams was born in Dix, Nebr. on 8/16/22, and died in Denver, Colo. on March 18, 2003. Services were held March 25 in Denver, Colo. Eunice taught Sunday School at Dix Presbyterian Church when she was young. She graduated from Dix High School in 1940, and attended Denver Business College.

She met her husband Ralph Williams from Wilkes Barre, PA. and they were married on Dec. 5, 1941.

She is survived by her husband Ralph of Denver; sons, Ronald Williams of San Jose, Calif., and Walter Williams of Aurora, Colo.; sister Marguerite Graham of Cheyenne, Wyo., and a granddaughter Patty Flatt of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Christy Mae, her parents Chris & Minnie Larsen, sister Mabel Atkinson, and brother Glen Larsen.

Marilyn Nelson

Marilyn Jeanne Stull Nelson, 69 of Greeley, Colo. died March 18, 2003 at North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC). She was the wife of LeRoy John Nelson, formerly of Kimball. They were married at the First Christian Church in Greeley Nov. 24, 1990. Funeral services were March 22 at First Christian Church and burial was at Linn Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by husband LeRoy of Greeley; sons Jeff Stull and wife JoAnna, of Greeley and Brad Stull and wife Maggie of Merrimack, NH, LeRoy Nelson and wife of Kersey, Colo; daguhter Mary Smith and husband William of Kersey, Colo.; seven grandchildren.

Her parents and brother Richard preceded her in death.

Memorial gifts may be made to Humane Society of Weld Co. in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo. 80631.

Willis Rothermund

Former Bushnell resident Willis Rothermund, 76 of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., died April 7, 2003 after a long illness. He and his wife, Mary, had lived in Bushnell for many years and operated The Liquor Store there. Cremation has taken place and services will be later. A full obituary will appear next week.

April 3, 2003

Rev. Art Winkler

There will be a Service of Remembrance for Reverend Art Winkler April 6,

2003 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Bushnell, Neb. and will begin at 2 p.m. Rev Winkler died March 16, in Nixa, Missouri.

Winkler served Calvary United Methodist Church in Bushnell for four years.

He was a friend everyone he met. Before serving the United Methodist Church,

he served the Salvation Army.

A memorial has been established in his memory. Memorial gifts will be

received at the Service. Personal remembrances of Rev. Art are also being gathered at the service and paper will be provided for folks to write how Pastor Art touched them. They will then be mailed to Laura Winkler. Condolences may be sent to: Laura Winkler, 1203 B Flora St., Nixa, MO 65714.

Harold Gade

Harold G. Gade, 83, of Grand Island, Neb. and formerly of Bushnell, Neb., died Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at St. Francis Medical Center. Services were March 17 at Kleine Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Bremer officiating. Ft. Riley, Kansas presented military rites.

Harold was born March 24, 1919 at Tripp, S.D., the son of Emil T. and Louise (Becker) Gade. He received his education and graduated from high school in Bushnell. Harold served in the U.S. Army Amphibious Corps during WWII and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal.

On Sept. 12, 1947, he married Alice Burns at Ogallala, Neb., and they made their home in western Nebr. He was active in farming and ranching and started Gade Well Drilling, doing business in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.

In 1955 he moved his family and business to the Hall County area. Both Harold and his wife owned and operated the Resthaven Cafe, the Owl Inn, and the Highway Service Truck Stop, all in Grand Island.

They retired and lived in Alda for 15 years then returned to Grand Island. Harold was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Platte Duetsche Society, and the Isaac Walton League.

He is survived by his wife Alice of Grand Island, two daughters; Sharon Gade of Omaha, and Elouise "Ellie" Gade of Charlotte, N.C., one son; James (and wife Coreen) Gade of Greenville, S.C., one brother; Luverne (wife Mildred) Gade of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Roger, two sisters; Helen and Mabel, two brothers, Melvin and Erwin.

Robert A. “Bob” Dolcater

Funeral services for Robert A. “Bob” Dolcater, of Kinnear, Wyo. and formerly of Kimball, were March 31, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton, Wyo. The Rev. Earl Detwiler officiated. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Mr. Dolcater died at his home Sunday night, March 23, 2003. He was 61 years old.

Robert Anthony Dolcater was born Nov. 13, 1941, in Sidney, the son of Robert Warren Dolcater and Armada (Ryan) Dolcater. He attended K-12 schools in Kimball.

On Jan. 15, 1965, he married Betty Randall in Sidney. They were later divorced.

Mr. Dolcater lived in Kimball 1965-1969, in Gillette, Wyo., 1969-1976, in Bowman, N.D., 1976-1979, and in Kinnear 1979 until his death.

Mr. Dolcater had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of the Lutheran faith.

Survivors include sons, Randall Lee Dolcater, of Bakersfield, Calif., and Robin Lynn Dolcater of Riverton; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Dolcater of Bakersfield; six grandchildren, Miranda Jenkins, Andrew James Jenkins, Ryan Dolcater, Lacey and Lauren Dolcater and Sharayah Dolcater; parents, Armada Carney and O. J. Carney of Hennessey, Okla.; sisters, Betty Hullinger McMinn of Gillette and Jane Anne Dolcater of Albuquerque, N.M.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Dolcater.

Memorials are to the Bob Dolcater Grandchildren’s College Fund, c/o Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, Wyo. 82501.

March 27, 2003
Joe Dillinger

Joe Alan Dillinger, 59, of Harrisburg, Neb. died Sunday, March 23, 2003 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb.. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at the Kimball Evangelical Free Church, 101 S. Walnut St. Pastors Carl Yuill and Rick Parker will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at the Kirk Cemetery in Banner County.

Memorials may be made to the Joe Dillinger Memorial Fund in care of the family. The Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball is in charge of arrangements.

He was born May 14, 1943 in Cassville, MO, a son of Emil and Olive (Turner) Dillinger. He lived in Missouri for much of his early life and graduated from high school in Cassville. He moved to Banner County from there in 1982.

Joe raised sheep and cattle in Banner County until his death. He was a very proud to be a life member of the National Rifle Association. He attended church at the Kirk Chapel in Banner County. He and Lois Peterson were married on August 1, 1977 in Miami, Okla.

He is survived by his wife Lois, two daughters, Vicki Grubbs and her husband Curtis of Harrisburg, and Jenn Dillinger of Kimball, one brother James Dillinger and his wife Sunnie of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and three grandchildren, T.J., Christina, and Hadassah Grubbs all of Harrisburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Amil.

David Priest, Jr.

David Priest, Jr. of David City, Neb. passed away March 22, 2003 in Lincoln, Neb. He and his family lived in Kimball, Neb. for a while where he managed the Beef & Brunch Restaurant.

He was born March 27, 1955 at Lincoln, Neb. to David Sr. and Betty (Weyand) Priest. He married Jody Kopecky June 7, 1986 in Lincoln, manager at Kabredlos in Lincoln.

He was a member of the Episcopalian Church; past Vice President of the National J.C.’s, and member of Independence Missouri J.C.’s.

Survivors include his wife Jody Kopecky; sons Shane Priest, David City, Aaron, Shawn, and Joshua of Independence, Mo.; daughters Whitney Priest, David City; stepdaughter Nicole Rotter, David City; father David Priest Sr., Phoenix, Ariz., stepmothers Judy and Cherill Priest; brothers and sisters-in-law Mark (Diane) Priest, McCook, Neb.; half brother Chris Priest, Chicago, Ill.; half sister Lisa; 2 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Bowen and mother-in-law Dorothy Kopecky.

Funeral services were March 25 and a wake service was March 24 with Father Robert Garheart officiating. Knott Funeral Home in David City was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at St. Mary’s and St. Peters in rural Bellwood.

Donald Wilson

Private family services will be held for Don G. Wilson, 75 of Buffalo, Wyo. and formerly of Kimball, who passed away March 15, 2003, at his home. Friends may donate to the Suzie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Adams Funeral Home that is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Glen Wilson was born on September 26, 1927 in Kimball, Neb. to Melvin and Alice Wilson. He grew up and received his schooling in Kimball. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 16 and served in Germany during WWII. After his discharge from the service he and two of his brothers owned and operated the Wilson Brothers Trucking.

He was married on May 7th, 1951 in Lexington, Neb. to Millie Morris and they made their home in Kimball for a few years before moving to Wheatland, Wyo. where he and his brothers operated Wilson Brother's Ready Mix in Wheatland and Kimball. They sold the ready mix company in 1972 and moved to Buffalo where they purchased the Bald Mountain Trailer Court and also owned and operated the Big Horn Sportsman.

In 1976 they moved to Arizona where they lived for 12 years. While in Arizona, Don became a trained Silversmith. They moved back to Buffalo in 1991 and opened Don's Rock and Gift Shop which he, his wife and son, Donnie, operated.

He is survived by his wife Millie of Buffalo; two sons, Don Wilson Jr. of Buffalo and Gary Wilson of Wheatland; one daughter Pamela Sue Brown of Monument, Colo.: one sister Darlean Swain of Billings, Mont.; two brothers Bill Wilson of Wheatland, Wyo. and Dick Wilson of Kimball; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

Fern Loree Schuler

Fern Loree (Razak) Schuler, 86, of Redington and formerly of Kimball, passed away at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. March 17, 2003 following heart surgery. Her memorial service was March 21 at the Redington Community Church with the Reverend Rick Parker and Nevell Razak officiating. Cremation was held at Fort Collins. Memorials may be made to the Redington Community Church or Camp Rock at Redington. Jolliffe Funeral Home at Bridgeport was in charge of the arrangements.

Fern was born December 27, 1916 at Collyer, Kan. the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Brown) Razak. She was united in marriage to Chester Bernard Schuler on May 6, 1939 at Ellsworth, Kan. Fern moved many times over the years, living in Russell, Kan.; Kimball, Neb., Roundup, Mont., and Bridgeport, Neb. The Redington community had the good fortune to have her longer than she had ever lived anywhere.

Fern thoroughly enjoyed leading the singing at the rest home twice a month, where she made many friends. Music was always special in Fern's life. She was a member of the Redington Community Church and an avid supporter of Camp Rock. She was also very active in the Willing Workers Club.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Darrell D. and Mary Lou Schuler of Redington; grandchildren Lori Rachel Nerud and her husband Frank, Darrell Dwayne Schuler II and his wife Susan, Robert Alan Schuler, and Michele Lynn Blakeslee and her husband William; great-grandchildren Frank Dylan and Rachel Marie Nerud, Stephanie Louise and David Bernard Schuler, Dakota and Linz Marie Douglas, and Michael James Schuler; brothers C. Kenneth Razak of Wichita, Kan., Virgil L. Razak of Pittsburg, Kan., W. Nevell Razak of Parker, Colo., and Danny Ray Razak of Abilene, Kan.; sisters Dorothy Arlene Monroe of Wichita, Kan., Thelma Jane Davis of Newton, Kan., and Lula Corrine Megli of Evansville, Ind.; sister-in-law Wanda Razak of Hutchinson, Kan.; many children and grandchildren of Camp Rock who called her "Grandma Fern," and a host of close friends of many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband on January 2, 1994, son Terrill Alan Schuler on December 13, 1998, and brothers Vernon D., Glen E. and Buster Razak.

March 20, 2003
Ryan Berg

Ryan Gary "Berger" Berg, 21 of Riverton, Wyo., died Jan. 27, 2003. He was the son of Bryan and Stacie (Leininger) Berg, and the grandson of Bill and Carole Leininger, formerly of Kimball and the grandson of Lena Theiman of Kimball.

He died at his family home after a long battle with leukemia and ultimately brain cancer. He as born Feb. 7 1981 in Forest Grove, Ore. Memorial services were Feb. 1 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton.

His family said he was best known for his free spirit, friendships, smiles and hunting stories.

Survivors include his parents; sisters Brynne, Jennifer and Kristine; grandparents; great grandparents; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, Wyo., 82501 to benefit Primary Children's BMT Unit, Wyo. Medical Center Oncology Unit, or charity of donor's choice.

Jessie Mayer

Jessie Mayer, 93 of Potter, died March 9, 2003 at her home in Potter. Funeral services were March 13, in the Potter United Methodist Church with her grandson, The Rev. Mike Lade of Camarillo, Calif. officiating. Burial was in the Potter Cemetery.

Memorials have been established in care of the Potter State Bank for the Potter Museum or the Potter Library.

Jessie Lee Mayer was born on Aug. 25, 1909, north of Potter to William and Cora (Brothers) Goding. She came to town to go to school and graduated from the Potter High School. She attended Chadron State College. She taught two years north of Potter and several years later, taught at Brownson.

In 1931, she married Maynard Mayer at Hyannis. They lived above the Potter State Bank for a while, before moving to the Mayer family farm northeast of Potter. To this union three children were born, Chuck in 1933, Sandra in 1937 and Monty in 1946. They moved off the farm and into Potter in 1975.

Her interests were arrow-head hunting, junking, doll collecting, the local museum and the local library. She loved planting trees. Jessie was a life-long member of the Eastern Star and the Royal Neighbors. Survivors include her three children, Chuck Mayer of Clatonia, Neb., Sandra Tschumperlin of Dayton, Nev. and Monty Mayer of Pocatello, Idaho; three sisters: Leota Sarraf of Cantonsville, Md., Eliza Beth Andersen of Sidney, and Joan Nielsen of Sierra Vista Ariz.; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Maynard; two brothers, Mark and Ray Goding; and one sister, Edna Trapolino.

Olen Vining

Pastor Olen Marshall Vining, Jr., 82, of Velva N.D. and formerly of this area, died Feb. 17, 2003, in his home. Funeral service were Feb. 21, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Butte, N.D. A private burial will take place at a later time. Olen was born April 22, 1920 to Olen M. Vining, Sr. and Ella Edwards Vining in Mississippi. He grew up in Louisiana and joined the US Army in 1941. While stationed in Nebraska he met Alice E. Hickman and married her on luly 2, 1944 in Alliance, Neb. After his discharge from the Army, he worked in several different professions before entering Manhattan Bible College and becoming a minister. He preached in several churches in Kansas and Nebraska besides working as a typesetter for newspapers. They moved to North Dakota in 1964 and he worked as a social worker for Rolette County in Rolla until 1975.

He then moved to Velva where he worked for the National Child Safety Council for ten years before returning to the ministry full time. His last church was St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Butte, where he served for nine years. After his retirement, he started doing wood crafts and enjoyed making gifts for family and friends. He spent a lot of time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Following Alice's death on April 12, 1993, Olen continued to live in Velva. He served as chaplain for the Velva American Legion for over 20 years.

Survivors: Sons, O. Marshall (Jean) Vining, Fargo, Mark Vining, Devils Lake, and Daniel (Belinda) Vining, Rolla; daughters, Donna (Gene) Jenson, Velva, Mary (Serge) Fournier, Las Vegas, Nev. and Doreen (Rolf) Sullivan, Bloomington, Minn.; brother-in-law Ira Hickman of Kimball; sisters-in-law Mary Penick of Harrisburg and Charlotte Hickman of Bushnell; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grand children; sisters, Annie Fortenberry, Biloxi, Miss. and Inez Perriloux, Ponchatula, La.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive.

Olen was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers and one sister.

Emma Lou Rademacher

Emma Lou (Caprna) Rademacher, 89, formerly of Hillsboro, Illinois, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at the Kimball County Manor. She was born June 21, 1913 at Pratt, Kan. She was a homemaker and school teacher. She has a Masters from University of Illinois. She married Louis E. Rademacher on Feb. 1, 1935.

Survivors include Dr. Lon (Mary Ann) Rademacher of Ellison Bay, Wisc.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Pastor Dieter (Georgia) Rademacher and Rachel and Beth of Kimball, Attys. Tom and Jen Hanrahan and Anna, Isaac, Mary and Sarah of Richmond, Va., and Major David (Dee) Rademacher and Nolan, Garrett and Mason of Columbus, Mo.; and sister Jean Talbott of Hutchinson, Kan.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Edward and Perry.

Funeral services will be held at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, Friday, March 21, 2003 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Matt Ferguson and Pastor Dieter Rademacher officiating. Burial will be at the Kettelkamp Cemetery in Nokomis, Illinois.

March 13, 2003
Richard Cleveland

Richard Daniel "Dick" Cleveland, 90 of Kimball died on Saturday, March 8, 2003 at United Medical Center West in Cheyenne. Funeral services were March 11 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. The Rev. Roger Gillming officiated. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to United Medical Center Hospice of Cheyenne, 2600 E. 18TH St., Cheyenne, WY 82001.

He was born August 22, 1912 in Iowa, a son of George and Anna (Naggettz) Cleveland. He moved to the panhandle of Nebraska with his parents in 1919 and worked for various farmers in the area including the Olsen's and the Rasgorshek's. Dick served in the Army Air Corp during WW II as an aircraft mechanic.

He was honorably discharged in 1943. That same year he married Pearl Doris Trumbull in Kimball. He farmed with his father-in-law Lou Trumbull from 1946 until 1961 until Lou's death. He then continued farming on his own until he retired in 1989.

He is survived by his wife Pearl of Kimball, a daughter Della and husband Elvie Meyers of Cheyenne, WY; four sons, Dennis and wife Lori Cleveland, Jim and wife Margaret Cleveland and Steve Cleveland all of Kimball, and Dale and wife Kathy Cleveland of Sidney. Also surviving are four sisters Mildred Morris of Greeley, CO, Dorothy and husband Harold Mein of Ft. Collins, CO, Ellen Sanders of Payette, ID, and Irene and husband Neil Smith of Fowler, CO and one brother Orlie Cleveland of Laporte, CO; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Lois Dindinger

Lois R. Dindinger, 93, of Potter, passed away Thursday morning, March 6, 2003 at the Memorial Health Center in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 14, at the Potter United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Frohs officiating. Burial will be in the Potter Cemetery. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Lois’ name to the Potter Rescue Unit or the Potter United Methodist Church. Holechek Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lois Rose Dindinger, the daughter of Joseph Terry and Jessie Amanda (Flinders) Kingston, was born on Aug. 17, 1909 at Chicago, Ill. At the age of three, Lois traveled with her family by train and horse and wagon to Climax, Saskatchewan, Canada, where her father had staked his claim for their homestead. Following her eighth grade year of school, she traveled to Shaunavon Saskatchewan, Canada where she attended high school and business school. She was employed as a legal assistant in a law firm until meeting Raymond Henry Dindinger.

On February 3, 1929, Lois married Ray at Shaunavon. They moved back to the United States, traveling across the country with Ray's work, settling in Potter in 1946. Lois will be remembered for her years of work as a newspaper correspondent. During that time, she worked for the newspaper in Holyoke, Colo., the Sidney Telegraph and the Western Nebraska Observer in Kimball and has served as an Avon and Tupperware Dealer and representative.

She had been a member of the Order or the Eastern Star, the Red Hat Society, served as a Recycling Center Volunteer, a Pep Club Sponsor, a Charter Member of the Hospital Auxiliary and a Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Sponsor. Lois was very active in the Potter United Methodist Church. She had been a member of the United Methodist Women, served as United Methodist Youth Fellowship Sponsor, Sunday School Teacher and worked with the United Methodist Sewing Group.

Survivors include son, Tom Dindinger and wife, Nancy, of Winter Park, Colo.; daughters, Ellen Madden, of Bull Head City, Ariz., Pat Wiekhorst and husband, Terrell, of Potter, and Vicky Matthies, of Studio City, Calif.; brother-in-law, Daniel Greenlay, of Macklin, Saskatchewan, Canada; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1957; and son Terry.

Charlotte E. Evertson

Charlotte E. Evertson, 93, died February 28, 2003 in Northglenn, Colo. She was formerly of Kimball.

She was born in Windsor, Colo., on March 30, 1909 to Lucy (Eaton) Evans and Jessie J. Evans.

She graduated from Windsor High School 1928. She received her teaching certificate from Greeley State Teachers College now UNC.

She taught at Indian Cave School near Stoneham, Colo., where she met and married Clifford "Kip" Evertson on June 14, 1931. He preceded her in death in 1994.

They ranched and farmed in many places— Kimball, Neb., La Salle, Colo., Windsor, Colo., and Walden, Colo. (North Park). They bought a farm near Pine Bluffs, Wyo., in 1961. She moved to Windsor in 1994.

She enjoyed gardening, arrowheading, antiques, painting, quilting and traveling.

Survivors include daughters, Joyce L. Priest of Northglenn, Colo., and Janette (Doug) Fletcher of Royal City, Washington; six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, eight step great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Lucile Mannon, Windsor, Colo., and Virginia Lotspeich, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

March 6, 2003
Herman H. Rutz

Herman Herbert “Herb” Rutz, 89, affectionately known as “Pappy” by his family, died Monday, February 24, 2003 at the Tabitha Nursing Home in Lincoln, Neb. after a lengthy illness. His funeral will be Monday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m.. at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of the family, with a designation to be made at a later date. Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, Sunday, March 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday, March 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Herman was born February 17, 1914 in Greeley, Colo., the son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Huwa) Rutz. He attended college at the University of Portland where he played football and participated in track. After college, he returned to Scottsbluff where he started the Lincoln Cab Company and built the cab and bus terminal in Scottsbluff. He was united in marriage to Mary Helen Zier November 2, 1937 at Scottsbluff. They lived in Scottsbluff until 1959 when they moved to Kimball where they operated the Best Western Motel and Holiday Restaurant and Bowling Alley. He was active in the Kimball Lions Club. They retired from the lodging business and moved to Lincoln in 1974. Herman was a loyal Nebraska football fan and enjoyed attending many university sporting events in Lincoln. He was united in marriage to Helen Knaub of Ogallala on December 21, 1985.

He was a member of the Indian Hills Community Church in Lincoln.

Herman is survived by his three sons: Dr. Tim Rutz and his wife Nancy of San Antonio, Texas; Tom Rutz and his wife Linda of Lincoln; Herb Rutz and his wife Kathy of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren: Chris Rutz of San Antonio, Texas; Dr. Kevin Rutz and his wife Nikki of Indianapolis, Ind.; Sheila Svoboda and her husband Tim, Julie Wondercheck and her husband Jordan, and Scott Rutz all of Lincoln; Amy Rutz of Aurora, Colo.; one great grandson: Dylan Charles Svoboda of Lincoln; three step-children: Gary Knaub and his wife Marilyn of Ogallala; Tom Knaub and his wife Laurel of Denver, Colo.; Donna Anderson and her husband Marlin of Newington, Conn.; two step-daughters-in-law: Sue Knaub and Ruth Knaub both of Ogallala; 15 step-grandchildren and 21 step-great grandchildren, brother: John Rutz and his wife Velma of Scottsbluff; Pauline Farris of Reno, Nev.; and Maude Collopy of Gering. He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, three brothers, three sisters and four step-sons.

Carl Schwindt

Carl Schwindt, 92 of Gering, Neb. died Sun., March 2, 2003 at Heritage Health Care Center. Funeral services will be Thurs., March 6, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. at Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Doug Jones officiating. Interment will be at Bayard Cemetery in Bayard, Neb. Memorials have been established to Prairie Haven Hospice and Heritage Health Care Center. Visitation will be Wed. from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Gering Memorial Chapel.

Carl was born on March 6, 1910 at Potopwa, Russia to Henry and Caroline (Reifschneider) Schwindt. Carl and four other children left Potopwa, Russia on the King Kiser Wilhelm Ship when he was three years old and settled in the Gering area. Carl and his wife, Henrietta (Fogel) Schwindt, who preceded him, moved to Bayard where they farmed and later moved to Kimball where Carl owned the Standard Station. Carl was later the Kimball Chamber Executive Director. Carl later married Esther (Dietrich) Ostermiller and moved to Gering to make their home.

Carl joined the Lions Club in 1943 and was a lifetime member, and was also a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church. He served many offices in the Lions Club.

Carl's enjoyment in life was his family. He was a Christian and very solid and steadfast in his beliefs and actions throughout his life. He was proud to be an American citizen.

Carl is survived by his wife, Esther Schwindt of Gering; son Ronald and wife Connie of North Platte, Neb.; daughter Kathleen Stahla and husband Ed of Sitka, Alaska; daughter-in-law Florene Schwindt of Clifton, Colo.; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; brother David Schwindt and wife Tug of Alliance, Neb.; a stepson Dennis Ostermiller and wife Katherine of Newington, Conn., step-daughter Paula Bell of Ferndale, Wash., and five step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Henrietta Fogel Schwindt, son Jimmy Schwindt, daughter-in-law Charolette Nuss Schwindt, granddaughter Nikki Schwindt, brothers Henry Schwindt, and Fred Schwindt, sisters Katy Yekel, Suzanne Constance, Leah Bumpus, Emma Cheattle, Caroline Schwindt, Molly Osgood and Amy Libsack.

Gering Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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