|Ronald A. Eaton
TORRINGTON — Ronald A. Eaton, 56, of Harvey, La., died Thursday, Oct.
5, 2000. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11,
2000 at The Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington. Burial will be in Valley
View Cemetery. Viewing hours at The Colyer Funeral Home will be on Tuesday
from 1 to 7 p.m. and at the service on Wednesday. A memorial has been established
to the American Heart Association.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1944 at Torrington, the son of Ralph and Elsie
Mae (McClun) Eaton. Ronald graduated from Veteran High School in 1962.
On Oct. 17, 1964, he married Donna Doremus at Torrington. In 1976, the
family moved to New Orleans, La. where Ronald worked as a federal grain
Survivors include a son and his wife, Randy and Jennifer Eaton of Watkinsville,
Ga., a daughter and her husband, Sheron and Fritz Brown of Harvey, La.,
his mother, Elsie Mae Eaton and his sister Linda Eaton both of Torrington,
three grandchildren, Ryan Eaton, Brandon and Tiffany Brown and by many
aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Harold M. Hill
SUMNER, Wash. — Harold M. Hill, 83, of Sumner, Wash., formerly of Banner
County, died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at his home after a lengthy
illness. A private service will be held in Howard, Kan. Burial will be
in Cresco Cemetery in Howard, Kan. Memorials are established to the family.
He was born April 17, 1917, in Severy, Kan., to A.O. and Nannie (McHenry)
Hill. He attended Green Valley School in Elk County, Kan. He was married
to Alvina Neth in 1938 in Kansas. When they were first married he farmed
in Kansas. His early years he worked in the oil fields in Kimball, Banner
and Cheyenne Counties. When he moved to Washington, he worked for a Pasquine
Lumber Company and ran a small diary farm in Sumner, Wash. He enjoyed fishing
and playing his banjo. He will be sadly missed by his family. He was a
firm believer in Bible Truths and Jehovah God.
He is survived by his wife, Alvina of Sumner; son and daughter-in-law,
Gene and LaDena Hill of Gering; two grandchildren, Checkers Hill of Melbeta,
and LeAnn and Mike Trompke of Gering; three great-grandchildren, Amanda,
Amber and Shane Trompke of Gering; four nephews; and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, A.O. and Nannie Hill; sisters,
Milla Huford and Mildred Dogget; brother Miles Hills, and two infant brothers.
Richard J. Kramer
DENVER, Colo. — Richard J. Kramer, 69, of Denver, Colo., formerly of
Scottsbluff, died Sunday, October 22, 2000, of lung cancer. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 26, 2000, at Christ the King Cath-olic
Church in Gering, with Fr. Gerald Harr officiating. Interment will be in
Fair-view Cemetery in Scottsbluff. A prayer vigil will be 7 p.m. Wednesday
at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be given to Panhandle Memorial
Cancer Fund or to the Sisters of St. Francis at Marycrest, 2851 West 52nd
Ave., Denver, CO 80200. Friends may call at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel
from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
He was born June 17, 1931, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Robert B. and Oceana
(Piester) Kramer. He attended Scottsbluff schools and graduated in 1949.
He married Myrna Schaeffler on February 21, 1951, in Scottsbluff. He had
a life-long career in the automobile business with his father and brothers,
Raymond and Robert, as co-owners of Kramer Pontiac-Cadillac.
He is survived by his daughter, Sheryl Cutright and husband, Bruce,
of Hastings, and their children, David, Julie and Brian; son, Stan and
wife, Jeanie, of Greenwood Village, Colo., and their children, Sheila,
Lisa and Doug; son, Jerry and wife, Tami, of Westminster, Colo., and their
children, Sean and Nick; father, Robert B. Kramer of Scottsbluff; sisters,
Dorothy Pilkington and Delores Kath of Scottsbluff; one brother, Robert
B. Kramer, Jr., of Denver, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and brother, Ray.
Kent David Jessen
KIMBALL — Kent David Jessen, 44, of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., died Monday,
October 23, 2000, at United Medical Center-West in Cheyenne, Wyo. Funeral
services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 27, 2000, at the First English
Lutheran Church in Kimball, with Rev. Dwayne Hunzeker officiating. Burial
will be in Pine Bluffs Cemetery. Visitation hours are from noon to 8 p.m.,
Thursday, October 26, 2000, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. 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.
He was born on November 22, 1955, in Kimball, Neb., to John and Edith
Mae (Buss) Jessen. He graduated from Pine Bluffs High School in 1974. He
attended college at LCCC. He was a professional racer of motorcycles 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 fiancee, Carol Reid; and numerous other
relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father John Jessen.
CHADRON — Dorothy Lawson, 87, of Chadron, died Tuesday, October 24,
2000, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. Memorial services will be 10 a.m.
Friday, October 27, 2000, at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, with Rev. K.F.
Kaleuati officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Farmer
City, Ill. A memorial has been established for United Methodist Church
in Chadron or Pioneer Manor Nursing home in Hay Springs. Donations may
be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box, Chadron, NE 69337. Chamberlain
Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.
She was born January 27, 1913, in Farmer City, Ill., to Bert and Mary
She is survived by her son, Randy (Doralie) Lawson of Chadron; sister,
Helen Vance of Loda, Ill.; brother, Lynn Stalker of Champagne, Ill.; four
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Jose E. Lopez
BAYARD — Jose E. Lopez, 91, of Bayard, died Tuesday, October 24, 2000,
at the Chimney Rock Villa in Bayard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
10 a.m. (CDT) Saturday, October 28, 2000, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
in Garden City, Kan., with Father E. Baker officiating. Interment will
be in the Lakin Cemetery in Lakin, Kan. Memorials have been established
to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bayard. Friends may call the Bayard
Memorial Chapel from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. A Vigil Service will be
6 p.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bayard.
He was born August 27, 1909, in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, to
Luis and Tiburcia (Estrada) Lopez. He was baptized on February 9, 1910
at the Saint Maria de Guadalupe Church in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico.
Joe and his sister, Grace moved with their parents from Mexico to the United
States when he was about nine months old. His parents were looking for
work and for a better way of life, so they decided to leave their country
and come to the United States. Relatives and friends had moved from Mexico
to the United States, they settled in Deerfield, Kan., where they found
work and homesteaded. While growing up, he attended the country schools
and quit school when he was old enough to work to help make a living. He
worked in the fields with his parents thinning beets and doing various
farm work around the Deerfield area. He also worked as a temporary for
the Union Pacific railroad and Great Western Sugar Factory in Garden City,
Kan. As time went on he met a young lady named Patrosinia Gonzales, who
had come from Mexico and who lived with her parents in Lakin, Kan. At the
age of 21, Joe married 19-year-old Patrosinia and moved to Scott City,
Kan., where they settled down to live and Joe got a job as a hired man
for a wheat and cattle rancher. Twelve children were born and most of them
were born at the same house on a farm eight miles from town. The children
were growing up and attended the country schools until they transferred
to a school in Shallow Water, Kan., where they were bussed to school and
no longer had to walk. The children were growing and it was taking more
money to raise a large family. He decided to look for work where the children
could help to make a living by working in the fields. After much consideration
and making a few contracts, he and his wife made a decision to move the
family to Nebraska to find work. He heard about the sugar factory in Bayard,
and having experience working for Great Western Sugar company in Garden
City, Kan., he chose to move his family Bayard. He decided he would work
the fields with his family thinning beets in the summer and work for Great
Western during campaign. He worked hard with his family and accomplished
what he planned to do to raise and feed them. Meanwhile, two more children
were born and Joe was busy trying to make a living and raise his family.
As time went on his family was getting smaller in size as the children
grew up and married or joined the armed forces. He no longer needed to
work out in the fields, so he got a steady job working for Earl Faulkner
at the Bayard Elevator. He worked for Earl for quite a few years until
his transfer to Simplot. He retired from Simplot on April of 1975. He lost
his wife to cancer in December of 1975, eight months after retirement.
After living alone for a few years, he sold his home and moved to East
Lawn Manor and lived there until last February. He suffered a light stroke,
so he moved to the Chimney Rock Villa.
All his children and grandchildren loved him and feel very blessed
to have a wonderful dad and grandpa like Joe. He also enjoyed music and
played with several bands. The latest one was the "Old Timers Band" from
Bayard, who got together and played their music at the Senior Center, The
Veterans Home in Scottsbluff and at the Chimney Rock Villa. They also participated
and played their music for "Pioneer Days" celebration. When he lived in
Scott City, Kan. he joined a Country Western Band. Dances were held every
Saturday night in other small towns that surrounded the Scott City area.
The band would get together one night during the week at Joe’s farm house
to practice for the next dance held that weekend. His children would always
look forward for the group to come over to practice, for they also enjoyed
the old country music. He had a collection of old time records which include:
Mexican polkas, Country Western, some German polkas and religious music.
His favorite singers were Eddie Arnold and Patsy Cline, any mariachi group,
and polka bands. Joe owns many instruments and all have a lot of memories
that his children can tell stories about. During the Christmas holidays,
he would always bring out his guitar and start playing Christmas carols
and would gather his children to sing along.
He is survived by his children, Alex Lopez of Bridgeport, Alice Herrera
of Garden City, Kan., Angie Navarro of Phoenix, Ariz., Gloria Muniz of
Lincoln, Lucille Vera of Bayard, Jane Stark of Bristow, Okla., Tony Lopez
of Grand Island, Carmen Arsiaga of Lincoln, Mary Auman of Lincoln, Joe
Lopez, Jr., of Lincoln, Louis Lopez of Madison, Henry Lopez of Wilber,
Lori Matthiessen of Milford, and Frank Lopez of Lincoln; 47 grandchildren;
83 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister, and four grandchildren.
Richard A. ‘Dick’ Pierce
TORRINGTON, Wyo. — Richard A. "Dick" Pierce, 67, of Torrington, Wyo.,
died Sunday, October 22, 2000, at Torrington Community Hospital. The Colyer
Funeral Home was in charge of the cremation arrangements.
He was born on September 1, 1933, in Long Branch, N. J., to Harold
and Mary (Fisher) Pierce. He grew up and went to school in Long Beach,
N.J.; graduating from Long Beach High School. He then joined the U. S.
Navy and served on the USS Rickwell which was stationed in Norfolk, Va.
He worked in the construction trades for several years in the New Jersey
area. He married Elizabeth Rummer in 1951 and they were later divorced.
He moved to Denver in 1959 where he worked in auto sales; and later to
Cheyenne, Wyo. where he continued to work in auto sales. On July 19, 1968,
he married Tina Blankenbaker in Las Vegas, Nev.. The couple moved to Torrington,
Wyo. in 1969, where he sold mobile homes until his retirement in 1987.
He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
and AM VETS all in Cheyenne, Wyo.
He is survived by his wife, Tina of Lingle, Wyo.; two sons, Edward
Pierce of Brick, N.J., and Richard A. Pierce, Jr., of Forked River, N.J.;
two daughters, Grace Orner of New Egypt, N.J., and Debra Moberley of Lingle,
Wyo.; one sister, Daisy Plancey of Ocean Port, N.J.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
Gene S. Weber
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Gene S. Weber, 68, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Saturday,
October 21, 2000. Cremation has been held and inurnment will be 10 a.m.
November 18, 2000, at Scottsbluff Fairview Cemetery.
He was born August 15, 1932, in Loveland, Colo., to George H. and Gladys
I. Weber. He graduated from Scottsbluff High School, class of 1950. He
attended Scottsbluff Junior College and Colorado A & M. He married
Georgene Woods in 1954. Three daughters were born to this marriage. He
later married Lynn Shull. He retired from Northrup Aviation after 28 years.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Keith
(Florene) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Leigh Akiyama (Greg),
Valerie Flynn (Chris), Kay Mergl (Allan), Leann Daniels (Dan), and Rob
Shull (Tracy); and 11 grandchildren.
MITCHELL — Dorothy Ballard, 78, of Mitchell, died Monday, November
6, 2000, at the Mitchell Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending
at the Jones Mortuary in Mitchell.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Esther Chambers, 84, of Anchorage, Alaska, died
Thursday, November 2, 2000, at the Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska.
A memorial service will be Friday, November 10, 2000, at the First Presbyterian
Church in Anchorage, with Dr. Blevik officiating. In lieu of flowers, her
family has requested memorial contributions to the Anchorage Women’s Club
General Scholarship Fund, Box 100273, Anchorage, AK 99510.
She was born July 16, 1916, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Mr. and Mrs. George
Lackmann. She attended schools in Scottsbluff and then received a degree
in nursing from the Scottsbluff Clinic as an office nurse and became the
surgical assistant to Dr. Ted Riddell. In early 1946, mutual friends introduced
her to Glen Chambers of Minatare who had returned from overseas in the
U.S. Army. In May, Glen left for Anchorage to accept a position with Yukon
Equipment. In January 1947, he sent for her. Rev. Rolland Armstrong married
them in the First Presbyterian Church, then on the corner of 5th and F.
She went to work for the CAA (now the FAA) and was employed there until
she gave birth to their daughter, Delynne.
She was active in various civic organizations including the Anchorage
Women’s Club of which she was a life member, the Anchorage Symphony League,
and the women’s organization of the First Presbyterian Church. She was
active in the Rotary Anns, an auxiliary of the Rotary Club, serving one
year as its president. She liked to garden and was an avid reader and a
member of the Women’s Club Book Review. She enjoyed working with fabrics,
and was an accomplished seamstress.
She is survived by her husband, Glen of 3954 Geneva Place, Anchorage,
AK 99508; her daughter, Delynne; one sister, Carolyn Smith of Kansas City;
and two brothers, Leonard Lackmann of Moorhead, Minn., and Roland Lackmann
of Fargo, N.D.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers.
Alvin L. Keim
CHADRON — Alvin L. Keim, 84, of Chadron, died Sunday, November 5, 2000,
at Crestview Care Center. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, November
10, 2000, at Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, with Dale DeRaad and Dwight
Craig officiating. Military services will be provided by the Veterans Honor
Guard in Chadron. Burial will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery in
Sturgis, S.D. A memorial has been established to the Chadron Fire Department
and Rescue Unit or the donor’s choice. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain
Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron
is in charge of arrangements.
He was born March 14, 1916, in Bruning, Neb., to Frank and Tracy Keim.
He moved to Chadron in 1936 and married Mildred Vassar on November 15,
1941. He was affiliated with the VFW, American Legion and the Elks Lodge
He is survived by his son, Arlin A. Keim of Bonaire, Ga.; daughter,
Correne Hume of Alliance; brothers, Erwin Keim of Chadron, Franklin Keim
of Chadron, and David Keim of Bridgeport; sisters, Edna Whaley of Broken
Bow, Ravay Kleeb of Sargeant, Annalee Coday of Jacksonville, Fla., and
Kathryn Peak of Ocala, Fla.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Reed Loomis Jr.
MITCHELL — Reed Loomis Jr., of Mitchell, died Tuesday, November 7,
2000 at his home. Funeral services are pending with the Jones Mortuary
Wanda M. Skeel
CHADRON — Wanda M. Skeel, 72, of Chadron, died Monday, November 6,
2000, at home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, November 9,
2000, at the Church of Christ Christian, with Pastor Ken Petersen officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial has been established.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.
She was born August 10, 1928, in Hot Springs, S.D., to Carl and Marie
Ash. She lived in Clinton until the age of 17 when she moved to Chadron
with her parents. She owned Wanda’s Cafe for several years and was a cook
at the Church Wagon Cafe for many years. On July 5, 1976, she married Alfred
“Doc” Skeel and they moved to Harrison, where they owned and operated the
Village Inn Motel and Restaurant. From there they moved to Newcastle, Wyo.,
where she was Head Dietitian at the hospital and nursing home. She returned
to Chadron in 1990. She worked as a cook for CSC for several years and
was employed by Eastward Elementary as a cook at the time of her death.
She was a loving and loyal person who never said “no” to anyone who
needed her. She will be so dearly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred “Doc” Skeel of the home; her
mother, Marie Brown of Chadron; two daughters, Sherry (Ed) Rhoads of Alliance,
and Teri Childs of North Platte; two sons, Don (Sandy) Brodrick of Chadron,
and Jim (Cindy) Brodrick of Chadron; three step-children, Charlie Skeel
of Billings, Mont., Candy Conety of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Gary (Angie)
Hoagland of Rushville; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a
step-sister, Carol (Alan “Pug”) Livermont of Pierre, S.D.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Ash; her step-father,
Sam Brown; her grandson, Justin Childs; and a step-brother and a step-sister.
GERING — Raymond Weimer, age 76, of Gering, died Monday, November 6,
2000 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral Services will
be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 9, 2000, at The Gering Zion Church, with
Pastor Paul Hebbert officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery
in Scottsbluff. Memorials may be made to the church. Friends who wish may
call at The Jolliffe Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
He was born January 6, 1924, in Sheboygan, Wis., to Henry and Mary
(Romick) Weimer. When he was two years old, he moved with his family to
Sugar City, Idaho, where he received his early education. He returned to
the Gering Valley when he was 13 years old and attended school in Melbeta.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. As a young man, he
loved to dance and travel. He married Frieda Gantz on May 21, 1944 in Scottsbluff
and the couple lived in Melbeta for a short time before moving to the Morrill-Lyman
area where he farmed and fed cattle for the next 40 years. He was a high-ten
sugar producer for Great Western Sugar Company for many years. He was a
devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a good
friend and neighbor to many.
He was a member of Eagles Lodge Aerie #2998 at Gering.
He is survived by wife, Frieda Weimer of Gering; sons, Steven Weimer
and his special friend, Cheryl Braunbeck, of Gering, and Raymond Eugene
Weimer and his wife, Georgetta, of Scottsbluff; daughter, Kathleen Lofing
and her husband, David, of Grand Island; daughter-in-law, Grace (Weimer)
Kelley and her husband, James, of Gering; brothers, Henry Weimer and Edward
Weimer, both of Scottsbluff, John Weimer of Sidney, and Richard Weimer
of Torrington, Wyo.; sisters, Irene Kallis of New Leipzig, N.D., Sally
Green and Mary Kautz, both of Gering, and Shirley Woodard of Torrington,
Wyo.; grandsons, Luke, Todd, Joshua and James Weimer and Dustin and Chad
Lofing; granddaughters, Mandy Rae and Tracy Lee Lofing, Aubrey Weimer,
Tara Shallenberger and Nicole Bauer; and great-grandchildren, Spencer James
Lofing, Steven Ray Weimer, Timothy Paul Weimer, Kaitlin Rose Shallenberger,
Morgan Weimer, Tessa Braunbeck, Emily Katherine Lofing, Cooper Riley Lofing
and Elizabeth Vigneaux.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Timothy and Fritzie;
and brothers, Harold and Harry.
MITCHELL — Margaret Zweifel, 91, of Mitchell, formerly of Morrill,
died Monday, November 6, 2000, at the Mitchell Care Center. Services are
pending with the Jones Mortuary in Mitchell.
Elvin Brady Staman
SCOTTSBLUFF — Elvin Brady Staman, 105, of Scottsbluff, died Monday,
November 13, 2000, at Beverly Health Care in Scottsbluff. Funeral services
will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2000, at the First United Methodist
Church in Scottsbluff, with Rev. Wayne L. Alloway, Jr. and Ishmael Schmidt
officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Friends
who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today,
and at the funeral. A memorial has been established to the family.
He was born January 17, 1895, in Brookfield Township, Clinton County,
Iowa, to Daniel Simon and Ida Elizabeth (Brady) Staman, on a farm his granddad,
Jacob Staman, had homesteaded. On February 15, 1916 he married Theckla
Eugenia Wendel. They farmed in Iowa, Kennebec, S.D., Plainview, Neb., and
then the Lake Alice Community in Scotts Bluff County in 1929. They lived
south of Morrill and Lyman in the early 1930’s before moving back to the
Lake Alice Community in 1942 where they lived until moving to Scottsbluff
He was a member of the church, Nebraska Cattlemens Association, Nebraska
Pork Producers Association, and the Farm and Ranch Museum. He served as
a 4-H Leader and was a member of the Owl Creek School Board. He was recognized
as an honored member of The Nebraska Century Society for 100 years of contributions
to the living history of the great state of Nebraska. He was also an Admiral
in The Great Navy of the State of Nebraska.
He is survived by sister, 102-year-old Thelma Meinke of Maquoketa,
Iowa; daughter, Darlene Hall of Scottsbluff; sons and daughters-in-law,
Dale and Shirley of Scottsbluff, Donald and Carolee of Scottsbluff, and
Max and Opal of Crawford; daughter-in-law, Thelma Staman of Scottsbluff;
special niece, Natalie Lutton of Scottsbluff; 22 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren;
37 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and numerous
He was preceded in death by his wife; four sons, Ray Daniel, Ralph
Evertt, Harry (Hap) Elvin, and Merl Leslie; four daughter-in-laws, Rita,
Helen Ruth, Eliza and Wanda; one son-in-law, Donald (Arch) Hall; three
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Antha Lou Hornback
SIDNEY — Antha Lou Hornback, 66, a longtime Sidney resident and well
known school teacher, died Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at her home in
Sidney. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 11, 2000, at
the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, with Pastor Doug Birky officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral
home from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The family has designated the Mission
Fund at the Evangelical Free Church as the memorial.
Antha Lou Hornback was born November 20, 1934, in Washington County,
Ark., to Algie and Veta (Tadlock) Johnson. Her early years were spent in
Arkansas. In 1948, the family moved to Scottsbluff. While in school, she
was active in the school yearbook and later graduated from Scottsbluff
High School. On June 10, 1956, she was married to Dale E. Hornback in Scottsbluff.
Following the births of her four children, she went to college and graduated
from Hiram Scott College with her teaching certificate. She began her teaching
career in Potter, later teaching in Orchard, the Sidney Public Schools
and lastly at the Lorenzo Schools before retiring.
She was a member and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma. As a pastor’s
wife, she also served as a deaconess, a Sunday School teacher, was involved
in Women’s Ministry and the missions committee. Antha had a servant’s heart.
She loved the Lord, her family, her church and teaching school. She was
especially devoted to her 10 grandchildren.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Lori Hornback
of Colo. Springs, Colo.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Neil
Christofferson of Cody, Wyo., Becky and Dennis LaRue of Durham, N.C., Trish
and Greg Schaefers of Alexandria, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; and her brothers
and sisters-in-law, Jim and Ruth Johnson of Aberdeen, S.D., and John and
Carol Johnson of Gering.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and an infant
Gehrig and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Bradford Kath, 48, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of
Gering, died Thursday, December 7, 2000, at Boswell Hospital in Sun City,
Ariz. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 11, 2000, at Dugan-Kramer
Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jeff Grams officiating. Interment will be in
Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to
6 p.m. Sunday. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s Star-Herald.
Marjorie L. Nazarenus
GERING — Marjorie L. Nazarenus, 65, of Gering, died Friday, December
8, 2000, at Regional West Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending
at Gering Memorial Chapel.
Zelma L. Waltman
CHADRON — Zelma L. Waltman, 81, of Chadron, died Wednesday, December
6, 2000, at Crestview Care Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday,
December 11, 2000, at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, with Pastor Rod Smith
officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial has been
established for Chadron Senior Center or the Chadron Community Church.
Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE
69337. Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron is in charge of arrangements.
She was born July 13, 1919, in Wood Lake, Neb., to John and Sadie (Downing)
Day. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Crapson of Wauneta, Claudette
Gust of Rapid City, S.D., and Edwina Leischer of Loveland, Colo.; 26 grandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons and a granddaughter