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Theresa M. Hemmer

Kimball resident Theresa M. Hemmer, 98, died Monday, November 20, 2000, at

Memorial Health Center in Sidney.

Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, November 22, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball, with the Rev. Francis Curran will be celebrant. Burial was in Kimball Cemetery.

She was born January 29, 1902, in Sunol, Neb., to Thomas and Margaret (O'Conner) Sethaler.

She married John James Hemmer on February 18, 1935, in Sterling, Colo. The couple moved to Kimball in 1950. They operated a wheat farm. In the early 1950's, the Hemmer's opened one of the first motel facilities on Highway 30 in Kimball County.

She was an excellent seamstress who made all of her own clothes and hats

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic in Kimball.

She is survived by sons James Hemmer of Louisiana and Earl Hemmer of Calif.; brothers, Keith Sethaler of Peetz, Colo., and Kent Sethaler of Rifle, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John on June 25, 1983, three brothers and one sister.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Rosary Altar Society of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Cantrell Home of Kimball is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Dorothy Musil

Dorothy “Dot” A. Musil, 68, of Sidney, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at Beverly Health Care in Scottsbluff.

Memorial services will be Friday, November 25, 10:30 a.m., at St. Patrick’s Church in Sidney, with Father Ted Nekoliczak officiating. Inurnment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born january 18, 1932, to Louie and Emma (Kaiser) Sebold in Boelus, Neb. She married Lumir J. Musil on October 29, 1949, in Sidney. The couple farmed north of Potter for a number of years before moving to Sidney in 1956. She worked at Cabela’s.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Deborah Ann Tobler of Omaha, Candice and Jerry Golden of Crawford, Neb., Kim and Richard Rushman of Gurley, Neb., and Kelly and Todd Ostensen of Dalton, Neb; brother and sister-in-law Gillis and Lois Sebold of Sidney; sisters and brothers-in-law Renee and Tom Backus of Aurora, Colo., Cindy and Marty Knowles of Phoeniz, Ariz., Bev Brungardt and Arlene Louthan, both of Denver; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the Dorwart Cancer Treatment Center or the Alzheimer’s Wing at Memorial Health Center.

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

Robert Gordon Reed

Former Potter resident Robert Gordon Reed, of Sidney, died Wednesday, November 1, 2000.

Funeral services were Monday, November 6 at the Potter United Methodist Church, with Father Lyle Martin officiating. Military graveside services followed in the Potter Cemetery.

He was born December 29, 1923, in York, Neb., to Robert T. and Fern Ocean (Cook) Reed. He graduated from Central City High School in 1942. He served in the Army Air Corps as a high-speed radio operator in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

He obtained a bachelor's of arts degree from Nebraska Central College, receiving his teaching certificate in 1949. He taught high school English, History and Spanish in Mason City, Potter, Bayard and Norfolk, Neb.

He married Charlotte Margaret Enevoldsen December 23, 1956 at the Methodist Church in Potter.

He changed professions in 1959 and went to work at National Bank and Commerce NBC in Lincoln. He moved to Potter to work for the Potter State Bank in 1960 and remained there until his retirement in 1992.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 291, the Potter Melodrama, the United Methodist Church, the Potter Lions Club, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Masonic Lodge and Shrine and the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Potter Public School Board of Education, Village board of Trustees and the Educational Service Unit in Sidney.

He is survived by his four children and their spouses Jennifer and Dr. Jeffrey Cook, Sidney, Robert and Noriko Reed, Warren, N.J., Timothy and Yumiko Reed, Tokyo, Japan, Susan and Maj. Mark David DeLong, Yorktown, Va; eight grandchildren Jordon Cook, Catherine, Robert and Allison Reed, Shauna and Julie Lynn Reed, Matthew Reed DeLong and Ryan DeLong.

Memorials may be made to the Robert Gordon Reed Memorial Fund.

Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney was in charge of the arrangements.

Marie Gifford

Former Harrisburg resident Marie Gifford, 90, of Gering, died Thursday, November 2, 2000, at the Northfield Villa.

Funeral services were Saturday, November 4 at Gering Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Ken Boston officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery.

She was born July 17, 1910, in Newton, Iowa, to Bert and Kate (Cross) Bair. She graduated from Banner County High School and married Kenneth Gifford August 20, 1932, in Gering.

She was a member of Harrisburg Community Church, Pythian Sisters and Wildcat Community club.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth of Gering; sons and daughters-in-law John and Sherry Gifford of Harrisburg and roger and Shirley Gifford of Gering; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister Dora Olsen and her parents.

Memorials have been established to the Harrisburg Community Church or Northfield Villa.

Alfred Harold Barrett

Alfred Harold Barrett, 85, of Melbeta, died Friday, November 3, 2000, at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral services were to be Wednesday, November 8, at the WestWay Christian Church in Scottsbluff, with Rev. Willie Coop officiating. Interment was to be at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Memorials have been established to the Banner County Historical Society or to the donor’s choice.

He was born July 7, 1915, in Harrisburg to William Leslie and Minnie Pearl (Grubbs) Barrett where he grew up and received his education. He married Mabel J. Belgum on June 17, 1945, in Kimball. He farmed in Banner County most of his life.

He attended the Oregon Trail Church at McGrew.

He is survived by wife, Mabel J. Barrett of Melbeta; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Larry Heins of Denver, Colo., and Carole and Bob Taylor of Mesa, Ariz.; son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Jenni Barrett of Gering; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Helen King of Riverton, Wyo., Iva David of Melbeta, Ona Swanson of Scottsbluff, Neva Behrens of Morrill, and Delores Sauer of Scottsbluff; and numberous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Harlan.

Mollie W. Shaw

Mollie W. Shaw, 98, of Kimball, died Tuesday, October 24, 2000.

Funeral services were Saturday, October 28, at the Cantrell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Burial was in Kimball Cemetery.

She was born January 11, 1902, south of Stoner, Mo. to John and Martha (Messersmith) Moss. In 1905, the family moved by covered wagon from Missouri to Kansas and returned to Missouri in 1907. She attended public school in Missouri.

On May 7, 1919, she married Avery Taylor in Missouri. He died in 1936. Shortly before his death, they purchased land south of Kimball and she moved herself and her children to this area. She worked at the McIntire Hospital as a night nurse and had also worked as a cook for John Strasheim's CafÈ.

In 1939, she was married to John Shaw. They purchased a farm north of Bushnell. He died in 1983.

She had spent a number of winters in Corpus Christi, Texas, and purchased a home there in 1966, where she lived for 19 years. She moved to Park Terrace in Kimball in 1985 and lived there until the time of her death.

She is survived by one son, Randall Taylor and his wife Loree of Oceanside, Calif.; daughter Alta Bazemore of Denver; a daughter-in-law Lorene Shaw of Kimball; sisters Irene Albin, Geneva Drake and Edith Terhoun; brother Bill Moss; three step-daughters; five grandchildren Mark, Bryan and Bob Taylor, Charles Bazemore, and Carol Trometter; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; one great-great-great granddaughter and numerous step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, a son, a grandson, two sisters, two brothers, a stepson and stepdaughter, two step-grandchildren and two infant step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kimball Cemetery.

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

Kent David Jessen

Kent David Jessen, 44, of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., died Monday, October 23, 2000, at United Medical Center-West in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Funeral services were Friday, October 27, at the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball, with Rev. Dwayne Hunzeker officiating. Burial was in Pine Bluffs Cemetery.

He was born on November 22, 1955, in Kimball to John and Edith Mae (Buss) Jessen. He graduated from Pine Bluffs High School in 1974. He attended college at Laramie County Community College (LCCC).

He was a professional motorcyle racer and was National #18. He was also a member of the White Plate Flat Trackers.

He farmed north of Pine Bluffs with his dad for many years.

He had been baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Pine Bluffs.

He is survived by his son, Clint Jessen of Pine Bluffs; his mother, Edith Jessen of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Jim Smith of Rapid City, S.D.; his finance, Carol Reid; and numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father John Jessen.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball or the United Methodists Women's Club of Pine Bluffs.

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

Jimmy Richards

Former Kimball resident Jimmy C. Richards, 59 of Sidney, died Sunday, October 29, at the Memorial Health Center Extended Care in Sidney.

Cremation has been held. Memorial services will be held at Friday, November 3, 10 a.m., at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney, with Father Lyle Martin officiating. Inurnment will be in the Potter Cemetery.

He was born November 21, 1940, to F.B. and Nannie (Sinclair) Richards November 21, 1940. He attended schools at New Raymer, Colo. He worked in the oil fields for a short time before entering the service. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1961.

He married Sherry Bickel November 9, 1958, at Potter. Following his service time, they moved to Texas, where they lived for 20 years. In 1993, they moved to Potter where he worked in the oil fields and as a long-haul truck driver. They moved to Sidney when he became ill.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry; daughter Debbie Methews of Big Spring, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Bobby Ray and Sherry Richards of West Jordan, Utah; sisters and brothers-in-law Peggy and Schyler Crandell of Levelland, Texas, Fayola and Bob Greise of Draper, Utah, Ava Lou Richards of Lubbock, Texas; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son James and brothers Robert and Jack.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family.

Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney is in charge of the arrangements.

Earl C. Fleagle

Kimball resident Earl C. Fleagle, 91, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at the Kimball County Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 25 at the First English Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dwayne Hunzeker officiating.

He was born on April 1, 1909, to Harry and Millie (Thornton) Fleagle in Reynolds, Neb. He married Esther Baluska on June 9, 1939, in Kimball, Neb.

He owned his own farm for many years and then later farmed for other people.

He was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Kimball.

He is survived by his wife Esther of Kimball; sons and daughter-in-law Gordon and Vonda Fleagle of Northglenn, Colo., and Larry and Joanne of Isabel, S.D.; daughters and sons-in-law Florence Fleaming of Las Vegas, Nev., Phyllis and Mike Greenwood of Kimball, Alice and Dan Otoupalik of Pueblo, Colo., Mary and Lee Conner of Alamosa, Colo.; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Leo Fleagle, two sisters Ruby Simpson and Hattie Naiman and one grandchild.

Memorial gifts may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice.

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

Kent David Jessen

Kent David Jessen, 44, of Pine Bluffs died. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball. Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Molly Shaw

Molly Shaw of Kimball died Tuesday, October 24, 2000, at the Kimball County Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Cantrell Funeral Home.

Kellie L. Whitaker

Kellie Whitaker, 20, of Kimball, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Cantrell Funeral Home, with Pastor Harvey Macklin officiating.

She was born February 21, 1980, in Kimball to Tom and Teresa (Barr) Whitaker. She attended Kimball High School and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Kimball.

She is survived by her mother Teresa Whitaker of Kimball; brother Kevin and his wife Shauna of Scottsbluff; sisters Kim and her husband Steve of Scottsbluff and Kandi and her husband Rick of Kimball; special friend Allen Achen of Sidney, formerly of Kimball; and "Kellie girls" boy Allen Michael of Kimball; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her father Tom and Grandpa and Grandma Whitaker and Grandma Barr.

Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Arecia (Sexton) Lee

Lifetime Kimball resident Arecia Dawn (Sexton) Lee, 25, died October 22, 2000, as the result of injures sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 27, 2 p.m., at the Cantrell Funeral Home, with Pastor M.L. Daves officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery.

She was born March 20, 1975, to Robert Dale Sexton and Pamela Sue Evans in Kimball.

She attended Kimball schools up to high school. She quit school and went to work babysitting for a number of Kimball families.

She married Duane Lee, the son of Donnie and Jo Ann Lee, in May 1997. The couple had one daughter, Alecia Nichole on November 11, 1997. They also raised Duane’s three children, Wesley, Karen and Deanna, and Arecia’s son, Dakota.

She worked at Duckwall’s for a year and a half. She had recently started working at Cabela’s, working there for approximately a month and a half.

She and her husband traveled frequently, competing in Karaoke.

She is survived by her husband, children and step-children; mother Pamela Powell of Kimball; grandparents Bill and Donna Evans of Kimball; mother-in-law and father-in-law Donnie and Jo Ann Lee; aunt Jenny Tachiquin of Kimball; uncle Larry and aunt Susan Sexton of Casper, Wyo.; cousins Tahlia Paniaqua and her two sons of Scottsbluff, all formerly of Kimball; and Jesse and Amy Tachiquin of Laramie, Wyo., formerly of Kimball.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert; grandparents Leroy and LaVina Sexton.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Arecia Lee Memorial Fund.

Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball is in charge of arrangements.

Alden Rundell

Alden Vale Rundell, 92, of Gering, died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare Center in Scottsbluff. He grew up in the Gallio community, a part of Banner County, and lived in Pine Bluffs, Wyo.

Funeral services were Thursday, October 12, at the Central Church of Christ in Gering, with Pastor Howard Roseberry officiating. Interment was in West Lawn Cemetery.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Geraldine and Fred Tjardes of Greeley, Colo., and Marlene and Duane Deines of Gering; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-laws.

Leonard B. Forman

Leonard B. Forman, 88, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at the Residency Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb.

Funeral services were Monday, October 16 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery.

He was born December 14, 1911, at Bushnell to George and Cora (Corder) Forman. He graduated from Bushnell High School in 1930. After graduation, he attended the State Teachers’ College in Kearney, Neb. He received his bachelor of arts degree in accounting and was employed by the Internal Revenue Service in the District of Colorado for 26 years.

He married Lewise Lunger in Kearney.

He served in World War II with the 81st tank battalion. He was wounded and a bone from his leg was the first in the bone bank established in World War II.

He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church of Denver, Colo., the Elks Lodge in Scottsbluff, the Plains Historical Society, the American Legion, VFW and the Rotary Club in Kimball.

He also assisted in many projects. In 1975, he laid the groundwork for the community concerts in Kimball. He and Art Henrickson laid the stones for the Nebraska-Colorado-Wyoming borders marker. He and Lewise were named 1984 Farmers’ Day Grand Marshals.

He is survived by his sisters Dorothy Coffman and her husband Roy and Lucile Dolcater of Kimball; and eight nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Memorials have been established to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Kimball Cemetery, Kimball Concert Association or the church of the donor’s choice.

Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

H. George Herrin

Longtime Kimball resident H. George Herrin, 64, died October 13, 2000, in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Memorial services were Tuesday, October 17 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, with Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Cremation has taken place.

He was born January 21, 1936, in Omaha to George Sr. and Virginia (Ryland) Herrin. He grew up in Omaha and attended the Omaha schools, where he graduated from Omaha Central. While in high school, he was active in football and hockey. He married Verda Lee “Bert” Bree November 5, 1956, in Norfolk, Neb.

He served in the Army Corps of Engineers from 1955to 1956. His wife joined him in Tripoli, Libya, while his company surveyed in the Sahara Desert.

He worked for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads for many years, beginning in Omaha and then transferring to Western Nebraska. He then moved to Kimball County to serve as the highway superintendent. He also served as the Kimball County surveyor for over 25 years. He also had a private land surveying business for many years.

He was an active member of the Nebraska Engineers, Highway Superintendents and Surveyors Association. He was also involved with the Jaycees organization for many years in Western Nebraska.

He is survived by his wife, Bert; three daughters Lisa Barnes of Ft. Collins, Colo., Susan Steele of Irving, Texas, and Kathryn Herrin of Canon City, Colo.; one sister Mary Ann Stevens of Omaha; one brother-in-law Marlin Bree of St. Paul, Minn.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be given to the Kimball Boy Scouts or Prairie Haven Hospice.

Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty (Hickman) Jonte

Former Bushnell resident Betty Jonte, of Greeley, Colo., died October 12, 2000, at North Colorado medical Center in Greeley. She is formerly of Sedgwick, Colo.

Funeral services were Monday, October 16, at Community Presbyterian Church in Sedgwick. Burial was in Sedgwick Cemetery.

She was born April 5, 1922, to Earl and Josephine (Yost) Hickman. She attended rural schools for eight years and graduated from Bushnell High School in 1939. She attended and graduated from Marinello Beauty School of Denver in 1940. She operated a small beauty salon in Bushnell.

She married Howard L. Jonte on January 31, 1945. The couple moved to Platteville, Colo., after his discharge from the service. In 1947, they moved to Sedgwick, Colo., where they lived for 46 years. She was employed as a bookkeeper and assistant manager at the Sedgwick Lumber Co. In 1993, she moved to Greeley, Colo.

She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church at Sedgwick, where she served as an elder and a deacon. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Women’s Association and a charter member of the Friendship Birthday Club. She was also a member of American legion Auxiliary #105, where she served as president of the local unit and past president of district #3.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sharyl and Ron Loos; sister Elouise Schacher and husband Marvin of Pine Bluffs, Wyo; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and three sisters.

Austin Funeral Home in Julesburg, Colo., was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond L. Lockwood

Raymond L. Lockwood, 89, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000, at the Northfield Villa Care Center in Gering, Neb.

Funeral services were Saturday, October 14 at the Cantrell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery.

He was born December 7, 1910, at Petersburg, Neb. to Alfred and Hattie (Lawrence) Lockwood. His family moved to Kimball County in 1917. His father raised him and his six siblings after his mother’s death in 1922.

During his high school years in Kimball, he milked cows and delivered milk. Mostly, his vocation was farming.

He married Ethel Francisco in November 1933 in Gering. They lived on a farmstead northwest of Kimball for many years. He has been a resident of the Northfield Villa Medical Center since his wife’s death in 1996.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Kimball Solo Club, the Kimball Lions Club and served many years as a committeeman for the ASCS (FSA) office of Kimball County.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Jack and Joan of Kimball; daughter Shirley and her husband Harold Brethhour of Torrington, Wyo.; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandsons; brother Ted and his wife Donna of Austin, Texas; sister Dorothy Jarrett of Denver; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one granddaughter Sandy Schwartzkopf, three brothers Alfred, Milford, Thorval, and one sister Connie.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carol M. Young

Former Kimball resident Carol M. Young, 84, died September 26, 2000, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo. She lived in Kimball County from 1926 to 1974.

Funeral services were Saturday, September 30 at the First United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs. Burial was at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

She was born May 17, 1916, in Endicott, Neb., to Serrel T. and Mary Eleanor (Walburn) Savage. She married Joseph L. Young August 22, 1940. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; sons Larry, Dwight, Marvin and Dean; a brother Lynn Savage; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials can be made to John Wesley Ranch in care of First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80903.

Swan Law Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Jerry F. Madden

Jerry F. Madden, 63, died Sunday, October 1, 2000, at his home in

Kimball.

Funeral Services were Friday, October 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball. Burial will be in the Potter Cemetery

HE was born April 26, 1937, at Sidney to Edson and Alice (Carlson) Madden. He was

on the family farm and ranch west of Lorenzo, Neb.. He graduated from Lorenzo High School in 1954. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Marine Corp until he was honorably discharged in 1958. He then custom harvested with his brother-in-law Marvin Fleming and his brother Karl Madden in the summers. He worked in the oil fields in the winters.

In 1960, he married Jeanette Wickman. They lived in Sidney, Neb. for a brief period and then moved to Peetz, Colorado. where he owned and operated a water-hauling business for the oil fields.

The couple moved to Redington, Neb., where Jerry owned and operated a farm and ranch for three years. He then returned to Peetz where he owned and operated a large hog operation for five years with his life-long friend, Merv Meier.

They moved to Banner County. He farmed with his brother Ray for 25 years, until his retirement earlier this year. During this time, he also owned and operated over the road semi's and also helped his sons start their trucking and combining business. In his later years, he dedicated much of his time in assisting his sons in their business.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Peetz, CO., a

member of the Elks, and in his youth had been a very active member of 4-H

He is survived by two sons, Dan and his wife Alecka Madden of Worland, WY and Scott Madden also of Worland. Also surviving is one brother Ray Madden of Kimball, NE. , and three sisters, Charlotte Fleming of Sidney, NE, Shirley Trimmer of Flagler, CO., and Alice Moler of Las Vegas, NV. Also four granddaughters, Ali, Danae, Nicole, and Justine Madden all of Worland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Steven, and his brother Karl.

Minnie Jacobsen

Minnie Jacobsen, 96, of Albin, Wyo, died Monday, October 2, 2000, at United Medical Center - West in Scottsbluff. A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Albin Baptist Church with Pastor Dick Young officiating. Burial will be in the Albin Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to the Albin Ambulance Fund.

She was born October 27 1903, in Epworth, Neb., to Gust and Anna (Anderson) Person. She was married to George Jacobsen April 9, 1932, in Kimball, Neb.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Pine Bluffs and a Past Charter member the Gallio Club.

She is survived by her sons, George Wayne Jacobsen of Albin, Wyo., and Norman Carl Jacobsen of Albin, Wyo.; daughter, Elaine Ann Perrault Cheyenne, Wyo.; two step-sons, Ross Jacobsen of Georgia, and John B. Jacobsen of St. George, Utah; six grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death her parents; husband, George Jacobsen in 1976; brothers, Arland Person, David Person, Joseph Person and Carl Person and one sister, Elsie Rundell.

Schrader Funeral Home of Cheyenne, Wyo. is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Amanda Harms

Edna Amanda Harms, 82, of Gill, Colo., died October 1, 2000, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. She is the mother of Chuck Harms of Pine Bluffs, Wyo.

Funeral services were Wednesday, October 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greeley. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.

She was born March 10, 1918 in Deshler, Neb., where she was reared and educated. She and her husband, Arthur Harms, lived 18 miles east of Grover, Colo., for 25 years. In 1979, they moved to Eaton, where they lived until moving to Gill in June of this year.

Survivors include her husband; son Chuck; daughter Judy Gonzales of Gill; one brother and two sisters; and eight grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Building Fund, c/o Adamson Memorial West Chapel, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colo. 80634. Ruby Lewis Kaderli

A former resident of Kimball, Ruby Lewis Kaderli, died at the age of 104 in Littleton, Colo., Sept. 27, 2000. She was born May 6, 1896 in Banner County, Neb.

Mrs. Kaderli was married To Chester C. Kaderli on Dec. 7, 1920. He died in 1963.

She taught in county schools and was chief telephone operator. She lived in Potter and Kimball for over 70 years, having come to Kimball in 1917. She moved to Denver in 1988.

She was a 50-year member of Easter Star, 50-year member of Royal Neighbors (past president), VFW Auxiliary (past president); Golden Future Club; United Methodist Church of Kimball; Banner County and Kimball Plains Historical Societies.

Survivors include a son, Ed Kaderli of Salt Lake City; daughter Barbara Harr, Englewood, Colo.; 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandsons and two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Kenneth; infant daughter; and 7 sisters and 4 brothers.

She was the daughter of Emery and Eugenia (Banker) Lewis.

Graveside services were held Oct. 2, 2000 at the Kimball Cemetery.

William H. Quinette III

William H. Quinette III, 74, of Denver, died September 22, 2000. He is the husband of Jane Mockett, formerly of Kimball.

Before becoming ill with multiple sclerosis, he spent many harvest seasons in Kimball working with his brothers-in-law Paul and John Mockett.

He is survived by his wife; sons Brian and Glen of Providence, R.I.; and his sister Jean of Riverside, Calif.

Leland Willoughby

Leland “Swede” N. Willoughby, 82, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died September 26, 2000, at United Medical Center-West.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 29, 10 a.m., at Schrader Chapel, with Rev. Delbert Hansen officiating. Burial will be at Burns Cemetery.

He was born October 21, 1917, at Purdy, Iowa. He married Myrtle Cushatt October 14, 1939, at Kimball. He worked as a manager at United Airlines and grain elevators. He worked as a salesman for Halladay Motors for 22 years.

He is survived by his wife Myrtle of Cheyenne; Neil Willoughby of Dallas, Texas, William Willoughby of Greenbelt, Md. and Stephen Willoughby of White River Junction, Vt.; daughters Linda Williams and Jeanie Lenger, both of Loveland, Colo., and Diane Hurt of Rocky Ford, Colo.; 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

David A. Darnall

David A. Darnall, 81, of Mitchell, Neb., died Friday, September 22, 2000, at the Mitchell Care Center. He is a former Banner County and Lyman resident.

Funeral services were Tuesday, September 26, at Jones Mortuary in Mitchell, with Pastor Tom Youngquist and Pastor Charlie Hornick officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Morrill.

He was born August 3, 1919, in Banner County to Arthur and Lyda (Johnstone) Darnall, where he was raised and educated. He married Phyllis J. Ross of Bayard May 24, 1938.

His early years were spent working for his father on the family farm in Banner County. From 1945 to 1965, he was employed at Chester B. Brown Bean Co. in Minatare, Bayard and Gering. He later worked for several years for Pure Gro Chemical. In 1969, he went to work for Gering-Ft. Laramie Irrigation and retired as water master in 1986.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons and daughters-in-law Lon and Karen Darnall of Gering, Stephen and Joni Darnall of McCook, Neb., R. Scott and Kay Darnall of Monte Vista, Colo.; brothers Frank J. and W. Harvey Darnall, both of Banner County; sister Nina Burnett of Marshfield, Ma.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son; one brother; and two daughters-in-law.

A memorial has been established to the family.

Robert Tilton Hill

Robert Tilton Hill, 85, of Briggsdale, Colo., died September 15, 2000, in Kenton Nursing Home. He is the stepfather of Edward Garrett of Kimball and brother of Ida Bradt of Kimball. He lived in Kimball from 1945 to 1954.

Funeral services were Tuesday, September 19, at the West Chapel at Greeley, Colo. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

He was born December 24, 1914, to Hiram B. and Anna C. (Heinze) Hill in Briggsdale. He married Laura (Morton) Hill November 4, 1951, at Cheyenne, Wyo.

He attended Salem schools through the eighth grade. He attended College High School in Greeley for three years and graduated at Briggsdale in 1931. He farmed and worked on the railroad until he enlisted in the Army Corps. He studied airplane mechanics. In May 1942, he worked as a mechanic on bombers at Roswell Air Base, N.M. In January of 1944, he volunteered as a flight engineer for the B-29 program at Lowery Air Force Base. His crew flew 35 missions on Japan. He was discharged on August 21, 1945. He lived in Kimball until 1954, then returned to Briggsdale to farm. He retired in 1995.

He is survived by his son Hiram hill of Briggsdale; stepson Edward Garrett of Kimball; brother Orlando Hill of Briggsdale; Ida Bradt of Kimball, Hazel Graham of Greeley and Georgia Darr of Greeley; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a stepdaughter.

Memorials may be made to the Briggsdale Volunteer Fire Department c/o West Chapel or to donor’s choice.

Ronald J. Lachenauer

Ronald J. Lachenauer, 64, of Kimball, died Monday, September 18, 2000, at his home.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 22, 10 a.m. at the Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery, with military honors by Kimball VFW Post 2243. Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 21 at the funeral home.

He was born on August 3, 1936, in Sacramento, Calif., to Arnold and Mabel (Sehn) Lachenauer. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1964.

He married Mary Michael on November 12, 1966, in Elko, Nev. They moved to Kimball in 1974 from Wyoming. He worked in the oil fields for a number of years and retired in 1986 after an injury.

He was a life member of Kimball VFW Post 2243. He had served as Post Commander and District Commander and Aide-de-Camp to the National VFW Organization. He was also a member of the Amvets and DAV

He is survived by his wife Mary of Kimball, son Tony and daughter-in-law Anita Michael of Ardmore, Okla.; daughter Sandy Harmon and son-in-law Randy Harmon of Kimball; granddaughters Jamie Marie Michael and Trishia Liegh Michael; two brothers, and four sisters.

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

Memorial gifts may be made to the Ronald J. Lachenauer Memorial Fund.

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

Sophia M. Terpstra

Kimball resident Sophia “Tillie” M. Terpstra, 96, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, at the Kimball County Manor.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Cantrell Funeral Home, with Dr. Charles L. Bonds officiating. Burial will be in Kimball Cemetery.

She was born July 6, 1904 in Holland, Neb. to Christopher and Kathryn (Schneider) Wiescamp. She and her family moved to the San Luis Valley in Colorado when she was a young girl.

She married James Hof in 1924. They were married for 17 years and had four children. Seventeen years after his death, she married Henry Terpstra in 1958. He died seventeen years after their marriage.

She had worked as a homemaker most of her life and had also worked for some years as a nurse’s aid in the Alamosa Hospital.

She lived in Colorado for many years and then moved to Nebraska in 1979. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Eve and Carl Pruss for seven years and moved to the Kimball County Manor in 1986.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Jim and Joan Hof of Peetz, Colo.; daughters Eve Pruss of Kimball and Jean Rotman of Kansas; brothers Casper Wiescamp and Carl Wiescamp, both of Alamosa, Colo., and Lawrence Wiescamp of Canon City, Colo.; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great -great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands James Hof and Henry Terpstra, one son, two sisters, four brothers, and two sons-in-law.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Sophia Terpstra Memorial Fund.

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

Claraceia Morrison

Claraceia A. Morrison, 72, of Sidney, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colo.

Funeral services were September 1, at the First Christian Church in Sidney, with Father Lyle Martin officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born February 19, 1928, in Benkelman, Neb., to John and Amy (Prickett) Brant. She was raised and attended schools in Benkelman. On January 28, 1952, she married Lyle Morrison in Benkelman. They moved to Sidney shortly afterwards and have been residents since that time. She worked at Sidney Memorial Hospital for 23 years in the Dietary Department.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and the VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband Lyle of Sidney; sons and daughters-in-law John and Karen Morrison of Kimball, Wayne Morrison of Superior, Colo., and Glenn and Cindy Morrison of Sidney; brother Kenneth Brant of McCook, Neb.; sisters Hilda Redden of Imperial, Neb. and Virgina Pettersen of Little Rock, Ark.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials are to the family’s choice.

Gehrig and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

E. Dean Ramsey

E. Dean Ramsey, 74, of Kimball, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at the Kimball County Hospital.

Cremation will be held with a memorial service to take place at a later date in Arkansas. At Mr. Ramsey's request, a local funeral will not be held. A visitation will be held Thursday, September 14, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Cantrell Funeral Home.

He was born May 12, 1926 in Jerusalem, Ark. to Sam and Tura Ramsey. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving in Korea. He married Rose Hite October 15, 1953, at Laramie, Wyo. He then made his home in Kimball.

He was a Master Mason with the Kimball Lodge 294.

He is survived by his wife Rose of Kimball; son Dr. Dave Ramsey of Westminster, Colo.; brothers and sisters-in-law Robert and Sandy Ramsey of Arkansas, Sammy and Norma Ramsey of Arizona; sister Patricia Elkins of Arkansas and sister and brother-in-law Lillian and Ellis Clairday of Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Iva Lee Campbell.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kimball County Hospital.

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

John "Rick" Palser

Former Kimball resident John Richard "Rick" Palser, 56, of Greeley, Colo., died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at his home.

Cremation has taken place.

He was born Jan. 24, 1944, in Greeley to Edgar Dale and Clara Louise Palser. He attended schools in Greeley and Kimball. He graduated high school in Greeley.

He served in the United States Navy and was an engineer with the nuclear submarine program before being honorably discharged.

He married Euleta Brake in Greeley. They later divorced.

He was a salesman in Kimball and also worked as social caseworker and engineer.

He lived in Sheridan, Wyo., from 1993 until 1999.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Heather Palser of Loveland and Holly Palser of Henderson, Neb.; a sister, Glenna Reed of Sheridan, Wyo.; two brothers, Jim Palser of Sheridan, Wyo., and Ed Palser of Houston, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to the Rick Palser Memorial Fund in care of Diane Johnson, 801 8th St., Suite 220, Greeley, CO 80631.

LaVon Culek

LaVon Culek, 75, of Kimball, died August 17, 2000, at the Kimball County Hospital. Recitation of the Rosary was held Sunday, August 20 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, August 21 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kimball, with Father Francis Curran celebrant. Burial was at the Kimball Cemetery.

She was born March 8, 1925, in Kimball to Arthur and Olive (Dean) Bourlier. She grew up on a farm in Weld County, Colo., where she attended grade school at Larkspur Country School. She graduated from Kimball County High School in 1943. She attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. to become a teacher. Due to a teacher shortage during the war, she began teaching before graduating.

She married Joseph Culek in Kimball on September 3, 1946. They farmed south of Kimball.

In 1971, she owned and operated the Flower Haven. During a past Farmer's Day, she was awarded the Homemaker of the Year Award. She and her husband were also honored with the Parents of the Century Award by the Kimball Wrestling Club.

She was a 4-H leader for 30 years. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and a member and former officer of the Rosary Alter Society. She was a Charter Member of the Merry Workers Extension Club and remained a member of the club for 33 years. She was also a Charter Member of the Eagles Auxiliary Club 3889 and filled the office of Secretary for the Auxiliary & Aerie for 20 years. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Kimball Co-op Food Store for nine years. For many years, she played in the Inmate Country Band.

She is survived by her husband, Joe, of rural Kimball; her sons and daughters-in-law Joe and Connie Culek, Charles and Eileen Culek, Jim and Denise Culek, all of Kimball, and Paul and Judy Culek of Farmington, N.M.; daughters and son-in-law Linda and Dan McGinnis and Beth Johnson, of Kimball; sister Deana Rasmussen of Sterling, Colo.; 17 grandchildren and spouses and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice or the Cancer Unit of Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

Dennis Lee Simonson

Dennis Lee Simonson, 66, of Bushnell, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, September 8, 1 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church in Bushnell, with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Burial will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 7 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball and 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 at the Calvary United Methodist Church.

He was born on December 6, 1933, in Craig, Colo. to Guy Alfred and Lola Mae (Solace) Simonson. He attended school and graduated from high school in Colorado. He married Mary Cornell in Florence, Colo. on December 31, 1992.

The couple lived in Mead, Colo. At one time, he operated an auto body shop in Longmont. They moved to Bushnell in 1994. He purchased the Bushnell Market and Café in November 1995 and operated it until his death.

He attended Calvary United Methodist in Bushnell and had also attended church in Chappell, Neb. He was a member of the Bushnell Lions and the Longmont Elks.

He is survived by his wife Mary Simonson of Longmont, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Cecil Bowen of Goodland, Kan., Debbie and Rick Davis of Tucson, Ariz., and Gayla and Brian Davis of Colby, Kan.; his mother Lola Simonson of Canon City, Colo.; brother and sister-in-law Michael and Carolyn Simonson of Canon City, Colo.; sisters Norma Hartkopp of Bushnell and Marla Relich and husband Mark Jr. of Canon City, Colo.; four step-children and spouses Pat and Sue Seitz of Mead, Colo., Brenda and Carl Backus of Holland, Denise Salvagni of Longmont, Colo., and Carla and Jamie Montoya of Denver, Colo.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

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


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