|Rev. Richard Atherton
LINCOLN — The Rev. Richard Atherton, 82, died Sunday (Nov. 24, 2002)
He was born June 17, 1910, at Mineral, Ill., to the Rev. Edgar and
Ola (Ader) Atherton. He grew up in several communities in Illinois and
graduated from high school in Kankakee, Ill. He received a bachelor’s degree
from North Western University College in Chicago, Ill., and his master’s
degree from the Garrett Theological Seminary. He began his ministry at
Henepin, Ill., and Newman, Ill., and Jonesville, Minn.
He entered the U.S. Air Force and was a Chaplin at Warren Air Force
Base in Cheyenne, Wyo., during the Korean Conflict.
On Dec. 31, 1951, he married Colleen Duryea at Reading, Mich. Following
his discharge from the service, they moved to Pawnee City where he served
churches at Crete, Ord, Blair and Lincoln before moving to Culbertson in
June 1975 where he served the Trinity United Methodist Church. They moved
to Superior in 1983. Upon retiring, they returned to Culbertson where they
operated Atherton’s Stained Glass business. He also served the Garden Prairie
and Indianola churches.
He was a past member of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Eugene.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen of Lincoln; one daughter, Lynn
and husband, David Lux of Lincoln; two sons, Lee Atherton and wife, Rosanne
of Tulsa, Okla., and Paul Atherton and wife, Gina of Central, S.C.; one
brother, John Atherton of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Edith Atherton of
Lovington, N.M.; a sister-in-law, Jean Atherton of California; and seven
A memorial service will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Trinity United
Methodist Church in Culbertson with the Rev. Dan Spearow and the Rev. David
Lux officiating. Interment will be at the Culbertson cemetery prior to
Memorials may be given in his name to the Rev. Richard Atherton Ministerial
Scholarship Fund in care of the family or to the church of the donor’s
Announcement courtesy of Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook.
Loretta Jane Moser
BERTHOUD, Colo. — Loretta Jane Moser, 63, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002)
at her home in Berthoud, Colo.
She was born June 6, 1939, to John and Dorothy (Meehan) Hesterwerth
in McCook. She was a 1957 graduate of McCook High School. She graduated
from McCook Junior College in 1959 and from the University of Northern
Colorado in 1961. She was a school teacher.
On July 21, 1962, she married Gerald Moser in McCook. They lived in
Coal Creek Canyon, Colo., for three years and Arvada, Colo., for seven
years before moving to Berthoud.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont,
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald of Berthoud; a son, Justin Moser
of Berthoud; two daughters, Christina and husband, Kenneth Koslowski of
Arvada and Nanette and husband, Josh Fisher of Lafayette, Colo.; two sisters,
Kathy Hesterwerth of McCook and Delores Horton of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.
Mass of the Resurrection was held Thursday (Nov. 21, 2002) at Ahlberg
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brian Morrow as celebrant.
Memorials may be given in her memory to Mapleton Rehab Center of Boulder
Community Hospital in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont,
Correspondence will reach the family in care of Gerald Moser, 3820
West Co. Rd. 4, Berthoud, CO 80513.
Avis Marie Johnson
OXFORD — Avis Marie Johnson, 71, died Friday (Nov. 22, 2002) from injuries
sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
She was born Feb. 7, 1931, to Marvin and Inez (Severns) Taylor on a
farm near Almena, Kan. She attended grade school first at Cedar School
near Almena and then in Norton, Kan., and finally, moving with her family
from Norton to Oxford, graduating from the eighth grade from Buffalo District
17. She graduated from Oxford Community Schools with the Class of 1949.
She then attended Kearney State Teacher’s College and began her teaching
career at Buffalo District 17. She also taught at New Era and Carter schools.
On Nov. 6, 1953, she married Lloyd Eugene Johnson. They made their
home northeast of Oxford where they farmed, ranched and raised turkeys.
In 1984, they moved to his parent’s home. After her husband’s death in
1990, she returned to Kearney State College where she renewed her teaching
credentials and achieved her lifelong dream of earning a bachelor’s degree
in education, with K-12 endorsements. She was a substitute teacher in numerous
area schools until the time of her death.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oxford, where she
taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Confirmation classes. She
also participated in Ladies’ Aid, Joy Circle, Altar Guild, Lutheran Women’s
Ministerial League, Aid Association for Lutherans, the Walter League, American
Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Mrs. Jaycees and
the Oxford Cardinal and Southern Valley Eagle Booster Clubs.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Taylor; husband, Lloyd
Johnson; mother-in-law, Albertina Johnson; father-in-law, Frank Johnson;
brother, Walter Taylor; and step-father, Everett Taylor.
Survivors include her son, Rex Johnson and wife, Julie of Omaha; mother,
Inez Taylor of Oxford; brother, Herb Taylor and wife, Susan of Nashville,
Tenn.; five sisters, Dixie and husband, Lee Green of Funk, Judy Tadlock
of Oxford, Zona and husband, Ron Fritz of McCook, Gloria Egge of Shelton
and Nancy Fry of Grand Island; sister-in-law, Anita Taylor of Fairfax,
Va.; brother-in-law, LeRoy Johnson and wife, Patty of Oxford; and four
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran
Church in Oxford with the Rev. George Naylor officiating. Interment will
be at the Oxford Cemetery.
Visitation will be today until 8 p.m., at Mitchell-Nelson Funeral Home
in Oxford. The casket will remain closed.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
The Mitchell-Nelson Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Vera Delores Scott
Vera Delores Scott, 84, died Friday (Nov. 22, 2002) at her home in
She was born Dec. 8, 1917, to George Washington and Cora Jane (Jewell)
Stoumbaugh, on a farm near St. Francis.
On Sept. 30, 1933, she married James L. Scott at Oberlin. They lived
in the McCook community most of their married life.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, James L. Scott
on Dec. 29, 2000; daughter, Caroline; son, George; two granddaughters;
five brothers, Ernest, Fred, Gerald, William and George Stoumbaugh; two
sisters, Pearl Cady and one in infancy; daughter-in-law, Edith Scott; and
son-in-law, Wayne Anderson.
Survivors include two sons, James Scott and Rodger Scott both of McCook;
three daughters, Cleotta Scott of Boise, Idaho, Verba Anderson of Trenton
and Wanda Scott of Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Goldie Hoit of Graham, Wash.,
and Ethel Clark of Reno, Nev.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren
Services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with
Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Clarence E. Perrin
OBERLIN — Clarence E. Perrin, 86, died Saturday (Nov. 23, 2002) at
Cedar Living Center in Oberlin.
He was born Oct. 29. 1916, to Dillard H. and Nancy M. (Thayer) Perrin
at Allison, Kan. He was raised on a farm near Allison in Decatur County
and attended school at Jennings.
On Feb. 13, 1939, he married Bernice Edgell at Mount Pleasant, Kan.
They farmed near Allison and then moved to Oberlin in 1979. He was a farmer.
He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bernice in 1994; daughter,
Nancy; brother, Glen; and sisters, Bertha McConell and Ruber Bainter Johnston.
Survivors include one son, Willard Perrin and wife, Tina of Oberlin;
three daughters, Betty Lee of Pawnee Rock, Kan., Carolyn Brockway of Salina,
Kan., and Eula and husband, Robert Doggett of Saugerties, N.Y.; nine grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Pauls Funeral Home
in Oberlin. Interment will be at the Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with
the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m., and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until
time of service. Memorials may be given in his name to the United Church
of Oberlin or the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.
Amy Nicole Luke
CURTIS — Amy Nicole Luke, 22, of Curtis, died Saturday (Nov. 23, 2002)
at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Medicine Valley High
School in Curtis with Father Robert Barnhill officiating. Burial will be
in the Oxford City Cemetery, Oxford, Neb. Visitation will be Tuesday from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Blasé Funeral Home in Curtis. Memorials
are suggested to the Amy Luke Memorial Fund.
Amy was born May 21, 1980 at Cambridge, the daughter of Dave and Vicky
(Quinn) Luke. She attended school in Curtis, graduating from Medicine Valley
High School in 1999.
In junior high, Amy was an energetic, bubbly, athletic young lady.
She loved all sports and was showing potential of being the team leader
for many sports. In 1994 she went to the Mayo Clinic where she was diagnosed
with a fibrosacoma tumor, a rare form of cancer. In April of 1995, the
Make-A-Wish Foundation presented her with a jet ski, life jackets, and
a pizza party. After many surgeries, radiation and chemo treatments, Amy
graduated from McCook Community College in 2001. At the time of her death,
she was a senior at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Curtis, the Methodist
Youth Group in Curtis, and the FCCLA. Amy had also been a 4-H member for
many years. She was in the band and was a drum major in junior high and
also was in the Flag Corps.
Amy liked spending time with her niece, “Maddie,” her cat and her gray
horse, “Wit.” A positive attitude and a strong faith in God kept Amy fighting
up to the time of her death. Amy is survived by her parents, Dave and Vicky
Luke of Curtis; sister, Becky and husband, Jason Stone of Republican City;
brother, B.J. Luke of Crete; her grandparents, Joan and Jerry Quinn of
Grand Island, and Virgil and Roberta Luke of Oxford; special niece, Madalynn
“Maddie” of Republican City; her uncles, Mike and Terry Quinn and Brittany
of Grand Island, Gary Luke of Hastings, Brad and Susie Luke, Kale and Kris
of Oxford, and Roger Luke of Arapahoe and Alishia, and special friend,
Kayla Newcomb of McCook.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Leona “Tot” Luke.
Kleine Funeral Home of Grand Island and Blasé Funeral Home of
Curtis is in charge of arrangements.
Hazel Irene Powell
Hazel Irene Powell was born on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1921 in Ellis,
the third child of George W. and Ocie E. (McClure) Bartlett.
In 1928, at the age of 5, Hazel moved with her family to their farm/ranch
near Max, and attended school in Max where she later graduated from Max
On Oct. 21, 1939, Hazel was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart,
Edgar B. Powell, and to this union, three children were born, Kay, Ken,
Hazel was a faithful servant to her Lord, and a life-long member of
the United Methodist Church. Her life as a farm wife was not only filled
with raising her family, but raising a large garden, and canning the fruits
of her labor. She enjoyed cooking and sewing, and was a competitive bowler.
In her spare time she enjoyed needlework, making copper lamps, and numerous
She was an active member of her community, where she served on the
Max School Board, and PTA. She was a member of the Max Women’s Club, the
United Methodist Women, and helped with countless dinners and programs.
Music was always a big part of her life, and she loved to sing. She
enjoyed working with youth groups at the church, and was also a 4-H Youth
After retirement, Hazel and Edgar moved to Benkelman where they built
their new home in 1976. They enjoyed collecting antiques and were quick
to find themselves in attendance at auctions throughout the area. In the
winter months, Hazel and Edgar embraced the life of being “snow birds”
and traveled to Mission, Texas to enjoy the warmer temperatures and company
of newly-found friends.
Following the death of her husband, in 1995, Hazel began to feel the
effects of Parkinson’s disease, and moved to Powell, Wyo., to be closer
to her daughter.
She entered into the presence of her Lord on Thursday (Nov. 14, 2002)
at the age of 81 years, 9 months, at the Powell Valley Health Care Center
where she was cared for by angels on earth. She will be dearly missed by
her loving family and friends.
Preceding her in death are her parents, George and Ocie Bartlett; her
loving husband of more than 55 years, Edgar B. Powell; and three brothers-in-law,
E. Lee Todd, Earl S. Powell, and Orlie E. Powell; as well as her father
and mother-in-law, Orlie I. and Lucy Powell.
Those who survive her and celebrate her life, include her daughter,
Kay and husband, Robert Lebruska of Powell; sons, Ken Powell and wife,
Kathie of El Paso, Texas, and Keith Powell and wife, Teresa of Lincoln;
grandchildren, Stephen Lebruska and wife, Kristi of Billings, Mont., Stuart
Lebruska and wife, Jennifer of Port Angeles, Wash., Scott Lebruska and
wife, Laurie, and their daughter, Samantha Jean of Fort Collins, Colo.,
Kendra Powell of San Diego, Calif., Jacob Powell of Bozeman, Mont., Jason
Powell of Austin, Texas, Jasmine Powell of Denver, Colo., Kaitlin Powell
of McCook; great-granddaughter, Samanth Jean Lebruska; sister, Evelyn Todd
of Grant; brothers, Robert Bartlett and wife, Ola of Imperial, Paul Bartlett
and wife, Betty of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Vada (Powell) Nicholson and
Wilma Grace (Hanson) Powell, both of North Platte; and numerous nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday (Nov. 18, 2002) at Forch Funeral
Chapel in Benkelman with the Rev. Norman Prather officiating. Interment
in the Benkelman Cemetery followed services.
Arrangements were under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.
Opal A. (Rodenbeck) Cox
ARAPAHOE — Opal A. (Rodenbeck) Cox, 85, of Truth or Consequences, N.M.,
formerly of the Arapahoe area, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at the Sierra
Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences.
She was born March 31, 1917, at Cambridge to Albert and Mable (Harmon)
Aldrich. She lived at Edison until the family moved to a farm northeast
of Arapahoe in 1927. She graduated from Arapahoe High School with the class
of 1934, and then taught school for seven years.
She married and moved to Colorado where she worked in the Gambles Stores
in Greeley, Colo., Longmont, Colo., and Grand Junction, Colo.
In 1949, she married Kurt Rodenbeck and they farmed north of Edison
and later in the Arapahoe area. He died in 1973.
In 1974, she married Clarence Cox at Truth or Consequences. They traveled
for years. She lived in Arizona for three years following his death and
moved to Truth or Consequences. In August of 1999, she moved to the Sierra
Health Care Center.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Arapahoe and she belonged
to several RV Camper Clubs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kurt Rodenbeck and
husband, Clarence Cox; sisters, Ethyl Aldrich, Vera Hibbs, Fern Pycha and
Survivors include a brother, Ray Aldrich and wife, Gladys of McCook;
four step-sons, Ab Cox and wife, Barb of Lake Placid, Fla., Verlyn Cox
and wife, Bert of Rock Falls, Ill., Garian and wife, Berta Cox of Chadwick,
Ill., and Fantus Cox and wife, Betty of Barnesvold, Ill.; one step-daughter,
Cleone and husband, Lyle Freas of Sterling, Ill.; numerous step-grandchildren;
and several step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church
in Arapahoe with the Rev. Carl Lilienkamp officiating. Burial will follow
at the Arapahoe Cemetery.
Viewing and visitation will be today until 8 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m.
to 8 p.m., at the funeral home and prior to services Friday at the church.
Williamson-Wenburg Funeral home of Arapahoe is in charge of arrangements.
Lena M. Logan
Lena M. Logan, 84, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002) at Hillcrest Nursing
Home in McCook.
She was born March 10, 1918, to Benjamin and Ida (Wilhelm) Hawkins
in Red Willow County. She grew up in Red Willow County and graduated from
high school at Marion.
On June 23, 1935, she married Forest Logan. In 1937, they moved to
California before returning to McCook in 1944. For many years she worked
in the Red Willow County Clerk’s office and farmed until her retirement
She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, the American
Angus Association and a charter member of the McCook Saddle Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Owen Hawkins
and Lewis Jean Hawkins; and one sister, Ethyl Kiefer.
Survivors include one daughter, Ethyl Siegfried of McCook; two sons,
Gaylord Logan and fiancee Sandra Klocke of Lincoln and Bob Logan and wife,
Jan of McCook; one brother, Bob Hawkins of Trenton; six grandchildren;
and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., at Memorial United Methodist
Church in McCook with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Thurman officiating. Interment
will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook.
Memorials may be given in her name and friends may call at the funeral
Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Leroy Ebert
Kenneth Leroy Ebert, 67, died Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2003) at his home
He was born Aug. 8, 1935, to Eric A. and Pearl M. (Alley) Ebert in
McCook. He attended McCook Public Schools.
On Jan. 21, 1977, he married Annabelle E. Bailey in Oberlin. He lived
in McCook most of his life. He worked for the City of McCook Water Department
for 20 years. He owned A&E Taxi Service.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the Good Sam’s Club and
he served several years as a camp host at Johnson Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Carl; one sister,
Minnie Hill and one step-daughter, Jean Barrett. Survivors include his
wife, Annabelle of McCook; three daughters, Cynthia Slaymaker and husband,
Raymond of Denver, Colo., Julie and husband, Michael Robbins and Jodi and
husband, John Ette, all of Lincoln; four sisters, Erma Nokes of Seattle,
Wash., Karen and husband, Larry Townsend of Washington, Frances Hailey
of Joplin, Mo., and Velma Hanger of Grand Island; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church with
Pastor Carl E. Pullman officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park
Visitation will be today at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook
from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Gift of Hope, P.O. Box 117,
North Platte, NE 69103, a charity of cancer survivors that help other cancer
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook is in charge of the arrangements.
Emma Atkins died Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2003) at McCook Community Hospital.
She was 84 years old.
Emma was born on Jan. 16, 1919, at Filley, Neb., to William W. and
Hinderika (Menninga) Johnson. She attended Hanover Lutheran School.
On March 26, 1940, she married Albert Parde at Filley. To this union
four children were born. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1959. She
later married Bruce Atkins on June 19, 1967, at Juarez, Mexico.
She has lived in the McCook community for the past 47 years. She was
a seamstress for DeGroff’s Department Store and Modern Cleaners as well
as out of her home. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and
sang with the church choir. She enjoyed embroidery work, spending time
in her flower garden and being with her family.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Albert
Parde; son, Virgil Parde and two sisters, Marie Waltke and Lena Walke.
Survivors include her husband, Bruce Atkins of McCook; two sons, Eldon
Parde and wife, Sharon of McCook and Lelond Parde and wife, Darlene of
Mira Loma, Calif.; daughter, Marleen and husband, Ben Garcia of McCook;
daughter-in-law, Sally and husband, Paul Johnson of Grand Island; brother,
William Johnson of Pickrell; six sisters, Ricka Buss, Elsie Janssen and
Tina Parde all of Beatrice, Matta Otto of Pickrell, Louis Parde and Clara
and husband, Henry Buss, all of Adams; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren;
two great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name.
Services will be at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, McCook, on Saturday,
Feb. 15, 2003, at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor John Strecker-Baseler officiating.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday until
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Frank C. Hejl
OAK LAWN, ILL. — Frank C. Hejl, 81, died Saturday (Feb. 1, 2003) at
his home in Oak Lawn, Ill.
He was born April 24, 1921, to Frank John and Lillian (Ondock) Hejl
in Chicago, Ill. He was in World War II from 1942 to 1946. He was a military
policeman stationed at the Indianola Prisoner of War camp from 1943-44.
On June 2, 1946, he married Dorothy M. Musgrave in Oberlin. Survivors
include his wife, Dorothy of Oak Lawn; one son, Tom Hejl of Oak Lawn; four
daughters, Virginia and husband, Rick Hoppenrath of Worth, Ill., Dotlie
and husband, Marty Pavilonis of Markham, Ill., April and husband, Craig
Cass of Highland Ranch, Colo., and Kim Davis of Oak Lawn; two sisters,
Sylvia Hejl of Illinois and Lillian Brooks of California; sister-in-law,
Darlene and husband, Glen Baughman of Oberlin and brother-in-law, Dale
and Elizabeth Musgrave of McCook; and nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were Feb. 4, 2003 at Zimmerman and Sandeman Memorial Chapel
in Oak Lawn, Ill. Interment was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Family and friends can write to his wife at 6843 West 95th Place, Oak
Lawn, IL 60453.
FARNAM — Harold Bick, 75, died Tuesday (Feb. 11, 2003) at Good Samaritan
Hospital in Kearney.
He was born Aug. 29, 1927, to Arthur Henry and Edna Marie (Gaibler)
Bick in Farnam. He graduated from Farnam High School in 1945.
He served in the Army in Korea from 1951 to 1953.
On Feb. 10, 1952, he married Ardyce Irene Smith in Farnam. He was a
longtime member of the United Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau, Farnam
Senior Center, American Legion Post No. 288 of Farnam and Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post No. 8146 of Farnam and he was on the United Methodist Church
board in Farnam.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Esther.
Survivors include his wife, Ardyce of Farnam; four daughters, Marianne
and husband, Gil Kindsfater of Kearney, Diane and husband, Dallas Cobb
of McCook, Susan and husband, Cory Dekker of Centennial, Colo., and Karla
and husband, John Lemon of Kearney; one sister, Delphine and husband, Keith
Anthony of Lexington; and 13 grandchildren.
Services will be Friday, 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in
Farnam with the Revs. Dennis “Buck” Linton-Hendricks and Don Johnston officiating.
Interment will be in the Farnam Cemetery with military rites.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m. at Blase Memorial Chapel.
Memorials may go to the Farnam Senior Center, the United Methodist
Church in Farnam or to the donor’s choice.
Blase Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg is in charge of the arrangements.
Violette M. 'Jackie' Burgoon
Violette M. “Jackie” Burgoon, 86, died Tuesday (Feb. 11, 2003) at Hillcrest
Nursing Home in McCook.
She was born June 12, 1916, in Prairie City, Iowa, to Elmer Richard
and Vera Edna (Garrison) Barter. She graduated from McCook High School
On July 4, 1943, she married Dell M. Burgoon in Las Vegas, Nev. The
couple made their home in Los Angeles, Calif., until they retired and moved
to McCook in 1970.
She was a member of the Royal Neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dell; and an
infant sister, Vatess Voline.
Services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook
with the Rev. Samuel Williams officiating. Interment will be at Memorial
Park Cemetery in McCook.
Memorials may be given in her name and friends may call the funeral
home in McCook.
Herrmann Funeral Home in McCook is in charge of the arrangements.
Ronald W. 'Ron' Glanzer
LONGMONT, COLO. — Ronald W. “Ron” Glanzer, 67, died Tuesday (Feb. 11,
2003) at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colo.
He was born March 15, 1935, to George and Bertha (Riepe) Glanzer in
Waterville, Kan. He was a graduate of Arapahoe High School.
On May 20, 1956, he married Ruth D. Monter in Arapahoe. He owned and
managed Cash-Wa Distributing of North Platte. He retired in 1990 and moved
He was a member of the Grace Evangelical Free Church of Longmont and
the Sertoma Club of Kearney and North Platte. He was preceded in death
by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Longmont; two daughters, Kathy
and husband, Bob Buschman of Englewood, Colo., and Cindy and husband, K.
Dean Snell of Olathe, Kan.; two brothers, Harlan and wife, Ellen Glanzer
of Norfolk and Bob and wife, Wanda Glanzer of Kearney; one sister, Marilyn
Glanzer of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be Monday, 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe.
Cremation will be at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Longmont with
a private inurnment at the Arapahoe Cemetery.
Memorials may given to Benevolence Fund of Trinity Bible College care
of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street, Longmont, CO 80501.
Ahlberg Funeral Chapel of Longmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Lauri Lou Dore
TRENTON — Lauri Lou Dore, 45, died Tuesday (Feb. 11, 2003) at her home
She was born June 12, 1957, to Louis and Mary (Moore) Hrouda in Golden,
Colo. She grew up in Golden and graduated from high school in Lakewood,
On Nov. 8, 1975, she married Kevin S. Dore in Denver, Colo. The couple
lived in Denver where she worked as a historian and tour guide at Central
City and then in the Family Service Section of Hospice at Lutheran Hospital
in Denver. The couple moved to Trenton in 1999, where she was an antique
collector and seller.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband, Kevin of Trenton; one son, Kris Dore
of Denver; her mother, Mary and husband, Dave Kriegh of Westminster, Colo.;
one sister, Jonni Houghtaling of Indian Hills, Colo.; and her grandmother,
Irene Moore of Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Services will be Friday, 2 p.m., at the Church of God in Trenton with
Johnny Walker officiating.
Inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorials may be given in her name and left at Herrmann Funeral Home
Herrmann Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of the arrangements.
Leland W. Dicke
STRATTON — Leland W. Dicke, 80, died Monday (Feb. 10, 2003) at Great
Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
He was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Hitchcock County, south of Palisade,
to Frederick William and Eunice Mae (Baughman) Dicke. He attended country
school near his home through the eighth grade in District 13, and went
on to attend high school in Stratton where he was a member of the graduating
class of 1940. After graduation, he farmed with his father.
On Dec. 2, 1947, he married Edna Elizabeth Adkinson at Benkelman. They
farmed north of Stratton until their retirement in 1996. He worked for
Miller Weeder and Miller Manufacturing in Stratton for several years, and
after retirement, moved into Stratton.
They were members of the Eden Missionary Church of Wauneta, and later
changed their membership to the Christian Union Church in Stratton in 1954.
He served on the church board for several years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Eunice Dicke;
brother, Louis; sister, Helen Nilson and her husband, Warren.
Survivors include his wife Edna Dicke of Stratton; daughter, Joyce
and husband, James McDuffee of York; sister, Dorothy Schinzel; and three
Funeral services will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at the Christian Union
Church in Stratton. Interment will follow services at Rose Hill Cemetery
Visitation is today until 7 p.m. at the Forch Funeral Chapel in Stratton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton.
Margaret Ann Stritt Haag
Margaret Ann Stritt Haag died Monday (Feb. 10, 2003) at Community Hospital
of McCook. She was 79 years old.
Margaret was born Aug. 10, 1923, on a farm south of Indianola, to John
and Anna Bridget (Lalley) Stritt. She graduated from Indianola High School
Margaret taught in several rural school districts throughout Red Willow
County from 1939 through 1944. She served as a Supply Clerk at the McCook
Airbase in 1944 before transferring to Buckley Airfield in Denver, Colo.
While in Denver, she attended Bonton Beauty Academy at night with her sister,
Louise, graduating in 1947. She and her sister, Louise, ran the May Belle
Beauty Shop in McCook until her marriage to Francis D. Haag on June 9,
1949, in Indianola. They made their home on a farm south of Bartley where
she operated a beauty salon until the birth of their first son.
Margaret was a member of the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and Altar
Society. She was also a member of the Federated Women’s Club of Bartley
and served as a 4-H leader in Red Willow County. She enjoyed cooking, sewing,
crocheting, church activities, helping people and most of all her family.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Viola Millard
and Louise Broz; and five brothers, Delbert, Leonard, Clarence, Herman
and Elmer Stritt.
Survivors include her husband, Francis of Bartley; daughter, Marla
and husband, Larry Lytle of McCook; two sons, Gayle Haag and wife, Elaine,
of Bartley and Gary and wife, Cindy, of Dewey, Okla.; nine grandchildren,
Meghan and Allison Lytle, Lucas, Buck, Shelby and Denton Haag, and Blaine
Haag and wife, Tracie, Jessica Bortner and husband, Heath and Garrett Haag;
two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Connor Haag; one sister, Pauline and
husband, Henry Fossen, of Indianola; many nieces and nephews and a host
Memorials may be given in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association or
Rosary will be Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Carpenter Funeral Home in Indianola.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Catherine’s
Catholic Church, Indianola with the Rev. Nicholas Baker officiating.
Burial will be in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday until time of rosary.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
NORTH PLATTE — Madeline Coder, 92, formerly of Wellfleet, died Monday
(Feb. 10, 2003) at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte.
She was born March 23, 1910, at Cambridge, to Henry L. and Mabel Mousel.
She graduated from Cambridge High School.
On March 12, 1928, she married Donald Coder. She was a homemaker and
rancher’s wife. They lived in Orfino, and moved to Wellfleet in 1938, where
they raised Hereford cattle. Following retirement, they traveled extensively,
including a trip around the world.
She was a member of St. William Catholic Church at Wellfleet and the
St. William Altar Society. She was an Indianola Deanery officer. She was
a 4-H club leader, Extension Club member, secretary of the Wellfleet Community
Club, Lincoln County American Red Cross board member and past Chapter secretary,
news reporter and correspondent for the North Platte Telegraph and the
Hi-Line Enterprise in Curtis and a member of the Nebraska Press Women’s
Club. She was also secretary and treasurer of District 15 Nebraska Cow
Belles Association, member of the Lincoln Planning Commission, Project
SSI Alert District B Director, member of the Nebraska Commission on Drugs,
Nebraska Governor’s Commission on Status of Women, Charter member of the
Priors Club of Nebraska, member of the West Nebraska Health Planning Council,
elected Alternate Delegate to the 1972 Democratic Party National Convention
from the third district, Chairwoman of the Lincoln County Democrat Central
Committee and appointed Honorary Admiral in the Great Navy of the State
of Nebraska. She was also a member of the McCook College Symphony Orchestra
and the Sandhills Symphony Orchestra where she played the violin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, George
and Douglas; two sisters; three brothers; and a great-grandchild.
Survivors include one daughter, Sue and husband, Richard Kagarise of
Peachtree City, Ga; one son, Paul Coder and wife, Genevieve of Wellfleet;
one daughter-in-law, Cathy Coder of Lincoln; one brother, George Mousel
and wife, Opal of Cambridge; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Nancy,
Clayton, Matthew, Bryan and Gennilee Schmitz of Wellfleet, Chris, and Ann
Marie and great-great-grandchild, Genna Blakely of Winona, Minn., Mike,
Janet, Myka, Madlynn and Paul of Midland, Texas, Dan, Elizabeth, Cara,
Allison and Hannah Coder of Lawrenceville, Ga., Mary Kay, Kent, John and
Mark Blackmon of Wellfleet, Patricia Coder of Lincoln, Pamela, Stuart and
Patrick Smith of Overland Park, Kan., William, Maria, William and Thomas
Coder of Highlands Ranch, Colo., James, Stephanie, Madison and Mackenzie
Coder of Scottsdale, Ariz., Elizabeth, Michael and Madeline Sparks of Sharpsburg,
Ga., Emily, Marc and Elizabeth Battaglia of Newman, Ga.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at the St. William
Catholic Church in Wellfleet with the Rev. Ferdinand Boehme as celebrant.
Burial will be in the Wellfleet Cemetery at Wellfleet.
Christian Wake services will be Thursday, 7 p.m. at Adams & Swanson
Chapel in North Platte.
Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. William Catholic
Church or the American Red Cross.
Adams & Swanson Funeral Home of North Platte is in charge of arrangements.