|Donald F. Barraclough
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Donald F. Barraclough of Columbus, Ga., a North Platte
native and brother of Paul Barraclough of North Platte, died Feb. 6, 1998.
He was 78.
He was born Oct. 5, 1919, in North Platte. He received his master’s
degree in education from Georgia State University in 1972. He was a U.
S. Army veteran of World War II, Korea and the Vietnam Conflict.
Colonel (retired) Barraclough is survived by his wife, Lois of Columbus;
a son, Douglas of Marietta, Ga.; grandsons, Brian and David Holt; three
sisters, Ewina Thill of Norwalk, Calif., and Marjorie Riley and Jeanne
Buchanan, both of Kingman, Ariz.; and a brother, Paul of North Platte.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Barraclough Holt.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Parkhill Cemetery.
Striffler-Hamby Mortuary is in charge.
Charles W. Fredricey
WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Charles W. Fredricey, a native of North Platte
and brother of Maxine Weber of North Platte, died Feb. 3, 1998, in Denver.
He was 75.
He was born June 14, 1922, in North Platte. He was a veteran of World
In 1937, he married Beulah V. Lang in North Platte. She preceded him
On Aug. 22, 1980, he married Phyllis Richards in Denver.
Mr. Fredricey was a retired electrician and inspector for the State
of Colorado. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Club 55 Seniors
Survivors include his wife Phyllis; two daughters, Joel Lene Cole of
Brighton, Colo., and Judy McCune of Denver; two sons, Gary W. of Apple
Valley, Minn., and Richard of Loveland, Colo.; a stepson, Gary Titensor
of Florida; two sisters, Maxine Weber of North Platte and Jackie Parson
of Estacada, Ore.; two brothers, Vergl of Liberal, Kan., and Donald of
Westminster; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the cancer society or donor’s choice.
Services were Feb. 6, 1998, at Olinger’s Wadsworth Chapel. Entombment
was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Olinger-Moore-Howard Mortuary was in charge.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Socorro Luna, brother of Petronilo Luna of North
Platte, died Feb. 2, 1998, at his home in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was
He was born in Kaufman, Texas, to Florecio and Julia Favala Luna. He
served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Luna worked for Armour Meat Packing. He was a member of American
Legion Post 2, 40 and 8 and the National Bowling Association.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mable; three daughters, Julia
James and Janice and Joyce Luna, all of Council Bluffs; three sons, Michael,
Alvin and Denis, all of Council Bluffs; a sister, Benita Soto of Winslow;
a brother, Petronilo of North Platte; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Services were Feb. 5, 1998, at Holy Family Catholic Church with the
Rev. Ken Gross officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home was in charge.
Carolyn Beth Biltoft
THEDFORD — Carolyn Biltoft, 57, of Thedford died in a traffic accident
on Feb. 3, 1998.
She was born Oct. 22, 1940, in Studley, Kan., the oldest child of Elzie
and Vera Morgan Keith. She grew up on a farm near Riverton in Franklin
County. She enjoyed her ponies and other farm animals, a love that stayed
with her all her life. She graduated from Riverton High School in 1958
and attended college in Colorado.
In 1960, she met and married Robert “Bob” Biltoft on April 3 in Geneva.
They had three boys, Loren, Leigh and Lynn.
She enjoyed being a mother and homemaker for her sons and later for
her two granddaughters.
Mrs. Biltoft had many jobs in the community. She worked for the county
as Bookmobile driver and janitor of the courthouse. She also cleaned the
United Church of Christ. In some of her jobs, she shared her God-given
gifts like cooking, reading and organization.
In recent years, she had received her 30-year pin for membership in
the Town and Country Extension Club. She was also active in the UCC Women’s
Fellowship, serving as chairman of dinner committees.
Her hobbies were gardening, flowers, animals, reading, writing letters
to family and friends, playing cards, sewing and quilting.
Surviving her is her husband; three sons, Loren of Thedford, Leigh
(Danea) of Otis Orchards, Wash., and Lynn (Jana) of McCook; granddaughters,
Amber and Brandy of Thedford and Logan of Lincoln; three grandsons, Jeff
of McCook and Jordan and Sean of Washington; a sister, Kathryn (Dale) Brown
of Goodings, Idaho; and a niece and nephew, Tara and Ron.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials are suggested to the Thomas County Library or the UCC building
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. CT Saturday at the UCC with the Rev.
Linda Martin officiating.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the church.
The Mullen Funeral Home of Mullen is in charge.
GOTHENBURG — BillyJo Dishman, 34, formerly of Gothenburg, died Feb.
2, 1998, at Denver Medical Health in Denver.
He was born March 24, 1963, at Gothenburg to Billy B. and Jean Johnston
Dishman. He attended Gothenburg Public Schools.
On May 19, 1980, he married Roxanne Anderson at Lexington.
Mr. Dishman had worked as a tree trimmer in the Denver area in recent
Survivors include a daughter, Laura Dishman of Overton; a son, Adam
of Gothenburg; his parents; a grandson, Keyan Anderson of Overton; his
former wife, Roxanne Dishman of Gothenburg; six sisters, Jenny (Tony) Beer
of Elm Creek, Vivian (Lee) Kolb of Gothenburg, Conice (Alex) Romero of
Cozad, and Jessie Lute, Carolee (Aaron) Martin and Aprilee (Lonnie) Deaver,
all of North Platte; a brother, Danny Joe Johnston of Caldwell, Idaho;
and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; a niece, Savannah Romero;
and a nephew, Mitchell Johnston.
A memorial has been established.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blase Memorial Chapel with Pastor
Larry Viter officiating. Burial will be in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Blase Memorial Chapel.
Jefferson O. Lindenmuth
Jefferson Oliver Lindenmuth, 82, formerly of North Platte, died Feb.
5, 1998, at Mitchell Care Center in Mitchell.
He was born April 28, 1915, to John O. and Sylvia E. Small Lindenmuth
at Denmark. He was born and raised on a farm near Denmark, where he also
attended school. He was active in the Civil Service Corp during his younger
On June 1, 1937, he married Lois Irene Horn at North Platte. He worked
for the Union Pacific Railroad as a carman for 33 years, retiring in September
1977. He lived most of his life in Nebraska, except for 12 years in Torrington,
Mr. Lindenmuth was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He enjoyed
hunting and fishing and in his later years he enjoyed caring for his rabbits.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Irene of Lyman; two sons, Allen (Linda)
of Lyman and Michael (Ann) of Omaha; a daughter-in-law, Kay Lindenmuth
of Huntley, Wyo.; two sisters, Viola Bershers of Tampa, Fla., and Ruby
Calhoun of Phillipsburg, Kan.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son and a son, Howard; his parents;
four sisters, Helen Lindenmuth, Thelma Chestnut, Mabel Little and Elsie
Cooper; and three brothers, John, Julian and Charles Lindenmuth.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Paul’s Lutheran
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Adams and Swanson Chapel with
the Rev. John Borgwardt of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kearney officiating.
Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be noon to 9 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to service
time on Saturday at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home.
GRANT — Denis Weber, 49, formerly of Grant, died Feb. 4, 1998, at the
Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
He was born Jan. 1, 1949, in McCook to Ernst and Roselene Bedore Weber.
He grew up on a farm between Trenton and Culbertson, attending grade school
in Culbertson and graduating from Trenton High School in 1967. He then
attended McCook Community College for two years.
On July 11, 1970, he married Connie Brown at McCook. They moved to
Grant in 1971, where he worked for Tatum’s Processing. In 1976, he became
the butcher for Skeel’s Jack and Jill. He worked until 1986, when he had
to retire because of multiple sclerosis. He was moved to the Grant Nursing
Home in 1992 and to McCook in 1993.
He is survived by two sons, Jason of Offut Air Base in Bellevue and
Justin of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina; a grandson, Tyler; his parents,
Ernst and Roselene Weber of McCook; two sisters, Erlene of Denver and Angela
of St. Louis; and a brother, Tilden of McCook.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. MT today at the Grant Mother of Sorrows
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church
with the Rev. Val Bartek celebrant. Burial will be in the Grant Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge.
EDISON — Josie White, mother of Jerry White and sister of Glen Wells,
both of Cozad, died Feb. 3, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney.
She was 90.
She was born April 25, 1907, at Edison and was a lifelong resident
of that community.
On Dec. 30, 1941, she married Earl “Dutch” White of Minden. He preceded
her in death.
Mrs. White had moved to Cozad six months ago to be near her son, Jerry.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Brown of Edison and Gloria (Donald)
Foster of Salem, Ore.; two sons, Jerry of Cozad and David (Cathryn) of
Coventry, R.I.; a brother, Glen Wells of Cozad; 34 grandchildren; and numerous
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Bonnie, Agnes and
Arva; three sons, Ralph, Paul and Tom; and her parents.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Church in
Edison with Pastor Ryon Sander officiating. Burial will be in the Oxford
Cemetery at Oxford.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge.
Orvel C. Christensen
OGALLALA —Orvel C. Christensen, 87, a lifelong resident of Keith and
Custer Counties, died Nov. 30, 1998 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney,
losing his life to complications of diabetes which had held him hostage
for a generation.
He was born March 18, 1911, in the town of Finchville, to Martin and
Maria Rookstool Christensen. He spent his childhood years in that region
and dropped out of school in the tenth grade to support his siblings. He
spent the next ten years working with his mother raising a family of ten
children, two of whom, Ova and Valaire, died as toddlers.
Mr. Christensen married E. Fae Christensen at the Courthouse in Stapleton
on February 1, 1939. In sixty more days they would have been married sixty
years. In the spring of 1941 the family of three moved to Los Angeles.
After six weeks of training he went to work at North American and Douglas
Aircraft for six years. During this period of time he taught himself to
operate a milling machine and made tools and dies working with only his
imagination and creativity. When his draft number came up his foreman refused
to release him.
In 1946 the family, now numbering four, moved to Keith County where
he spent the remainder of his life as a farmer. He was always mindful of
his responsibility to leave the land in better shape than he found it.
For ten years, Holstein cows, milking parlors, and a Grade A Dairy
Barn kept him busy. In addition, he served on the Board of the Nebraska
One of the dreams of his life was to own a section of irrigated land
and that dream was fulfilled when water was located on some dry land he
had bought on the High Divide. Now, a rainbow-hurling albatross took the
place of worrying over drought and watching the skies for rain.
For another decade he also took on the operation of Paxton Fertilizer,
selling anhydrous ammonia throughout the area. Ill health forced his retirement
He became a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran on March 14, 1948.
Active in this community, he was Chairman of the Paxton Village Board for
five years, on the school board of District No. 29 for twelve years, a
volunteer member of the Paxton Village Board for five years, Past-president
of the Lion's Club; and a Volunteer delivering Meals-on-Wheels for nine
years. For these activities and others like them, AkSarBen recognized him
as a Good Neighbor in 1986.
He was always on call, honest to a fault and delighted in giving little
children a quarter just to see the smile on their faces.
Survivors include his wife Evelyn Fae Christensen of Paxton; a daughter,
Bonnie (David) Dudley of Batavia, Ill.; two sons, Keith (Susan) Christensen
of Parker, Colo. and Glen (Carolyn) Christensen of Kearney; a sister, Vila
Odermott of Hiawatha, Kan.; two brothers, Leno (Ida Mae) Christensen of
Corvallis, Ore. and Erman (Doris) Christensen of Topeka, Kan.; Also five
grandchildren, Karen, Steven, Andrea, Scott, and Jared.
Two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death, one of whom, Valaire
he saved from drowning when he found her floating face-downward in a horse
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Trinity Lutheran Church
in Paxton, with Rev. Doniver Peterson officiating. Burial in the Paxton
Memorials have been established to the Diabetes Foundation and the
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Draucker Funeral
Home in Ogallala. The family will greet visitors from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
OGALLALA —Don Ohlson, 74, of Oshkosh, formerly of Ogallala, died Nov.
29 at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island. He was born Feb. 12, 1924,
in Bartley to Carl and Lillian Bead Ohlson. He attended Bartley High School.
Mr. Ohlson entered the U.S. Navy in Dec. 1941. After being discharged
in Jan. 1946, he moved to Palisade and worked as a carpenter. In 1948,
he married Maxine Stoddard in Cambridge. He moved to Ogallala in 1964.
He owned the Lazy J Liquor Store until 1986. He then moved to Burwell to
build a sporting goods, gas and bait shop with his son Jerry. He operated
this business from 1986 to 1991.
Survivors include a son, Randy of Lewellen; a sister, Bonnell of Vancouver,
Wash.; a brother, Stanley of McCook; six grandchildren; Brent of Lewellen,
Colby of Tuckerman, Ariz., Cory (Tracy) of Temple, Texas, Clint of Lincoln,
Tara (Brad) Snyder of Aurora, Tonya (Dale) Uelich of Omaha; also four great
Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Draucker Funeral
Chapel with Rev. Ray Norris of the First United Methodist Church officiating.
Military graveside rites and burial at Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge.
Gerald Joseph Baustian, 76, of North Platte, died Nov. 25, 1998, in
a car accident near Lincoln. He was born on March 23, 1922 in Grinnell,
Iowa to Lester and Mary Schwartz Baustian. He attended rural school near
Grinnell and graduated from there with the class of 1941.
In September 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served his
country with the 8th Air Force in England. He was honorably discharged
in November 1945.
On August 7, 1950, he married Rita Ann Brotherson at St. Bridget’s
Church in Victor, Iowa. They had nine children.
He farmed in the Grinnell area until 1977 when he came to North Platte
and worked with his only sibling, Harlan, in the Westfield Coast to Coast
Hardware store. When the store was sold he went to work for Linden Manor
in maintenance and worked there until his death. He was highly skilled
in woodworking as a clock builder and also loved gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Rita, of Grinnell; children, Gerald Jr.
of La Meza, Calif., Teresa and Kathleen of Des Moines, Iowa, Diane Burke
of Chesterfield, Mich., Leslie Pijut of Deltmer, Mo., Loretta Baustian
of Chicago and Jennifer Hartz of Grinnell; six grandchildren; numerous
nieces and nephews; his brother, Harlan (Arlet) Baustian of North Platte;
and a close friend, Mardy Renchler, also of North Platte.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Richard and Danny
A local memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the new
Linden Court Chapel on West Phillip in North Platte.
BROKEN BOW — Filbert Cornish, 81, of Broken Bow, died Nov. 29, 1998
in Broken Bow.
He was born March 6, 1917, in Omaha to Lee and Florence Trexler Cornish.
He graduated from Callaway High School in 1934, after which he attended
the University of Nebraska.
Mr. Cornish was a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of
Law. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 23 years.
On April 19, 1953, he married Eleanor Christensen in Callaway.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Broken Bow.
Survivors include his wife; nieces, nephews, other family members and
a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother.
Memorials have been established to the First Christian Church in Broken
Bow and the Broken Bow Rescue Unit.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Govier Brothers Chapel in
Broken Bow with Pastor Jim Stark officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff
Cemetery west of Merna.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Govier Brothers Mortuary
in Broken Bow.
Doris LaVerne Diehl
Doris LaVerne Diehl, 63, of North Platte, died Nov. 29, 1998, at Great
Plains Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 1, 1935, at Clarinda, Iowa to Robert Lowell and Gladys
Davisson Fletcher. She attended school in Iowa and in Mead.
On June 11, 1951, she married Melvin Diehl at Clarinda. In 1955, they
moved to North Platte. She worked at Woolworth’s, O’Conners Five and Ten,
K-Mart, Tomahawk Western Store and Detco Oil Company over the last 30 years.
She had been a Campfire Girls leader, Cub Scout den mother and received
the P.T.A. Life Membership Award. She was a member of the Eagle’s Auxiliary.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Lori (Ron) Fischer of Shelby and Terri
(Clancy) Mullen of North Platte; two sons, Robert of Fort Collins, Colo.
and Michael of Fort Knox, Ky.; a sister, Donna (Don) Hughes of Brighton,
Colo.; a brother, Richard (Grace) Fletcher of Grand Junction, Colo.; eight
grandchildren, Brian, Brenda, Trish, Shay, Emily, Whitney, Aimee and Katy;
five great grandchildren, Alexis, Dillon, Lukis, BayLee and Monika and
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Charlene Fourtner
and a brother, Lowell Fletcher.
The family has established a memorial.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at
C and Sycamore with Pastor David Lux of the First United Methodist Church
officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial gardens.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m.
to service time Wednesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C and Sycamore.
Viola May Froese
OGALLALA — Viola May Froese, 75, of Ogallala, died Nov. 29, 1998, at
the Indian Hills Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Froese was born May 6, 1923, in Flint, Michigan to Edwin and Lillian
Skank Shimmons. She moved with her parents as a small child to Texas and
received her education there.
She married Harvey Froese and they traveled and lived in Montana, New
Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska. They moved to Ogallala in the early 1960’s.
She worked for Maques Dress Shop for several years.
She is survived by two sons, Gary Fellows of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Kelly
of Seattle Wash.; A sister, Winona Boro of Loveland, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
A memorial has been established to Indian Hills Manor
Services for will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ogallala Cemetery
with Rev. Robert Pierce of St. Johns Lutheran Church officiating.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Draucker Funeral
Home in Ogallala.
Rueben Gotliep Hasenauer
Rueben Gotliep Hasenauer, 83, of Maxwell, died Nov. 28, 1998, at his
home at Maranatha Bible Camp near Maxwell.
He was born Nov. 2, 1915, to Max J. and Emma K. Tyler Hasenauer near
Wellfleet. He grew up on a farm near Wellfleet and attended Summerset School
during his elementary years . Later he worked for area farmers. He married
Mary Young on March 16, 1943 at Oberlin, Kan. In 1974, he began working
at Maranatha Bible Camp doing grounds keeping. He continued living there
after his retirement, doing volunteer work. At the Camp he was loved and
appreciated by young and old alike, especially because they recognized
his love for the Lord and his enjoyment of life. Everyone who knew him
will long remember his sense of humor.
Survivors include two daughters, E. Ruth Garrison of Lincoln and Linda
(Carvey) Ready of Chandler, Ariz; four sons, John (Ronda) and Chris (Mary)
of North Platte, Lyle of Texas and Kenneth (Jennifer) of Grand Island;
two sisters, Emma (Lawrence) Darnel of North Platte and JoAnn (Jerry) Vadeen
of Arvada, Colo.; four brothers, Herbert (Eunice) of Wallace, Martin of
Loveland, Colo., Max (Harriet) and Julius (Vera) of North Platte.; and
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marie and four brothers,
Erwin, Emil, Arthur and Walter.
A memorial has been established to Maranatha Bible Camp.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Berean Fundamental Church
with Revs. Carl Goltz and Tom Walker officiating. The family flower reading
will be at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Wellfleet Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Adams & Swanson
Funeral Home and Wednesday prior to service at the church.
Robert J. McGuire
LEXINGTON — Robert J. McGuire, 71, of Lexington, died Nov. 27, 1998,
at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
He was born Jan. 12, 1927, at Grand Island to Paul W. and Lois C. Schick
McGuire. He moved to Lexington from Wood River in 1933. He graduated from
Lexington High School with the class of 1945 and from Regis College in
Denver in 1950. Following college, he worked as the office manager for
Alfalfa, Inc. in Audubon, Iowa and then managed the office for Haymaker
Feeds at Darr from 1950 to 1952. In 1952 he joined Chiles and Company as
a Registered Representative. From 1952 to 1960 he was resident manager
of the Lexington office, from 1961 to 1970 was the assistant vice president
and office manager of the Lexington office for Chiles Heider and Company.
In 1983, the firm sold to Shearson American Express and in 1984 became
Shearson Lehman. In 1987 became Shearson Lehman Hutton. The office was
maintained in the McGuire building from 1968 to the present.
Mr. McGuire was very active in Boy Scouts. he served the boy scout
organization as a boy scout, an eagle scout, scoutmaster, vice president
of finance for the Overton Trails Council and was serving on the board
He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, serving on many committees
throughout the years. From 1960 to 1965 he was a member of the National
Catholic Committee on Scouting.
He received many awards throughout the years including; the St. George
Award from the National Catholics on Scouting, the Distinguished Service
Award from the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Good Neighbor Citation from
the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, received the Silver Beaver Award from the Overland
He was past president of the Lexington Community Concert Association,
past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, past president of the Lexington
Lions Club and a former Rotarian, past president of the Lexington Arts
Council, past vice-president of the Lexington Foundation and a board member
of the Dawson County Historical Society and Museum.
Survivors include three sisters, Mary Alice of Denver, Jane Earnest
and Kay A. (Jim) Bain of North Platte; a brother, Michael Paul of Chicago;
nieces, nephews and a very special cousin, Mary Ann Richards of Grand Island.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Paul Bain.
A memorial has been established.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. today at the St. Ann’s
Catholic Church with Rev. Ray Kosmicki officiating. Burial in the Greenwood
Cemetery at Lexington.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge.
Juanita M. Morland
Juanita Mae Morland, 72, of North Platte, died Nov. 28, 1998, at her
home. She was born of July 6, 1926, to Robert A. and Gretchen Minnick Easton
at Mitchell. She moved to the Maywood community as a child where she was
raised by her grandparents, Bill and Julia Minnick. She married Glenn Morland
on June 20, 1944, at Atwood, Kan. They came to North Platte in Nov., 1946
and had resided here since.
Mrs. Morland worked at W.J. O’Conners, North Platte High School cafeteria
and Ace Hardware. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the Ladie’s of
the Moose, Eagle’s Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed
camping, fishing and cooking.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Glenda (Doug) Young of Elm
Creek; a son, Charles (Bonnie) of North Platte; 11 grandchildren, Paul,
Jennifer, Kisha, Kayla, Kasey and Kurt Morland, J.D. Baltzell, Michelle
Plock, Gene, Matthew, and Bradley Swartwood and an uncle, Charles Minnick.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Billie Baltzell
in 1988, and a sister, Jean Baxter.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Great Plains
Hospice in her name.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Adams & Swanson Chapel
with Rev. Garry Timmons officiating. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National
Cemetery, south of Maxwell. The casket will not be opened. Those wishing
to sign the register book may do so from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and
prior to service time Wednesday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.
Robert E. Peden
COZAD — Robert E. Peden, 72, former Cozad resident, died Nov. 28, 1998,
at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
He was born Sept. 23, 1926, at Cozad to Walter and Frances Kandler
Peden. He attended Cozad school and had made his home in Cozad until the
1970s when he moved to Hastings.
Survivors include three sisters, Bette (Ray) Cone of Blackfoot, Idaho,
Helen (Art) Curtiss of Lincoln and Ruby (Dennis) Schmeeckle of Cozad; three
brothers, Leo of Sun City, Ariz., Darrell (Janice) of Oklahoma City, Okla.
and Oliver (Leone) of Kearney.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Arlene McAdams and
a brother Ernest.
A private family burial will be at the Cozad Cemetery.
Berryman Funeral Home of Cozad is in charge.
STERLING, COLO. — RoDell Rudel, 59, of Phoenix, formerly of North Platte,
died Nov. 27, 1998 in Phoenix. He was born Sept. 24, 1939, in Sterling,
Colo to George W. Jr. and Alma Bell Rudel. He lived on a farm south of
Fleming, Colo. until moving to Julesburg, Colo. where he was raised. He
graduated from Julesburg High School in 1957 and from Western State College
in Gunnison, Colo. He worked for International Harvester, then for his
father on a cattle ranch at Crook, Colo.
He moved to North Platte and worked for Moormen Feeds and Federated
Insurance, later moving to Helena, Mont, working for Universal Underwriters.
He then moved to Phoenix where he spent the last 10 years of his life as
a territory manager for Chrysler Insurance Corporation.
Survivors include a daughter, Robyn Lynn of Boulder, Colo.; a son,
RoDell of Hawaii; three brothers, K.C. of Lake McCoughnahay, Jon of Sterling
and Bill of Brush, Colo.; two aunts, Doris C. Bell of Fleming, Colo. and
Anna Mae Hagemeier of Sterling and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be at 2 p.m. MST Wednesday at Tennant Funeral Home in
Sterling. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sterling.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. MST today at the funeral
Pauline I. Tomlinson
Pauline Iona Tomlinson, 62, of Hershey, died Nov. 27, 1998, at her
home. She was born Sept. 27, 1936, to Lawrence A. and Alice Ocobock Bise
at Ruskin. She attended grade school in Ruskin. She attended high school
in North Platte after her family here in 1944.
After high school she lived in the North Platte area and married George
Reed Tomlinson on March 25, 1965 in North Platte. She worked at the American
Legion for a number of years. The couple moved to Arizona in 1977. They
moved back in 1982. Afterward, Mrs. Tomlinson moved to Hershey where she
had resided until her death.
She loved crafts, fishing, cooking dinners for her family, and was
known for her wonderful cinnamon rolls. She belonged to the American Legion
Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary. She was a very loving, sharing and considerate
person and always wanted to help her children when in need.
Survivors include a daughter, Debra (Kenneth) Durant of Johnson; three
sons, Daniel (and special friend Kay Fessler) of Hershey, Herbert of Lexington
and Vernon (June) of North Platte; three stepdaughters, Janice Walker of
Tennessee, Linda (Vernon) Thompson of Hershey and Yvonne Hiatt of North
Platte; two stepsons, Reed (Sharon) and Walter all of North Platte; a sister,
Barbara (Garnet) Hudson of Hershey; three brothers, Raymond (Donna) Bise
of Witchita, Kan., Garold (Merna) Bise of Springfield, Ohio and Glen (Lois)
Bise of Utah; a special friend, Jerry Tatman of Sutherland; 35 grandchildren
and 15 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter,
Diana L. Thompson, a stepson, Richard and three step grandsons.
A memorial has been established to the Salvation Army.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Adams & Swanson Chapel. Burial
will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge.