Miscellaneous Thurston County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Mary O’Mara, 46
Funeral services for a 46-year-old Oakland resident, Mary O’Mara, were held Monday at First United Methodist Church In Oakland. Burial was in the Lyons cemetery.
Mrs. O’Mara, a 1975 graduate of Oakland High School, died at her home Friday, Nov. 14, 2003.
Born to Merl Edgar and Shirley Mae (Butchen) Johnson on Nov. 19, 1956 in Alliance, she was baptized at the home of her grandparents, Edgar and Elizabeth Johnson, on Dec. 28, 1960 and was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Lyons on May 2, 1971.
She married Steve O’Mara, her high school sweetheart and best friend, on Aug. 30, 1975 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was a member of First United Methodist Church at Oakland.

Warren Summers, 86
Funeral services for a Wayne resident, Warren Summers, were held Monday at First United Methodist Church in Wayne. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery at Wayne.
Summers, who died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003 at Pender Community Hospital, was the father of Lorraine Lander of Pender.
Born Oct. 20, 1917 at Sioux City, he was the son of William and Glennie (Heaton) Summers. He graduated from Allen High School and attended Wayne State College.
On Sept. 4, 1939, he married Marjorie Ellis in Papillion. The couple farmed for 15 years near Allen, moved to California in 1956 and then moved to Wayne in 1959. He worked for Peoples Natural Gas in Wayne as a serviceman for several years and as a salesman at Diers Supply in Wayne.

Harold Boyd 79
Harold Robert Boyd, 79, of Winnebago died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at the Pender Community Hospital
Memorial services were held Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Winnebago with the Rev. Steve Boes officiating. Harold was born July 15, 1921 in Winnebago, the son of Bert and Helen G. (Niebuhr) Boyd.

Marion Hingst, 85
Marion August Edward Hingst, 85, died Saturday, March 25, 2001 at Pender Community Hospital.
Funeral servcies were held Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Emerson, Rev. Gretchen Ritola officiating.
Marion was born Feb. 6, 1916 to Fred and Rose (Hingst) Tideman.

Wilbur Habrock, 82
Wilbur F Habrock, 82 of Emrson died Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at Wakefield Care Centre in Wakefield.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emerson., Father James Kramper officiated.
Wilbur was born Dec. 16, 1918 in Thurston County east of Emersonto Bernard and Lena (Harrings) Habrock.

Larry Berner, 64
Larry A. Berner, 64 of Dalton, Nebr., a native of the Pender area, died at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral services were held Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dalton.
Larry, the son of Robert F. and Anna M. (Koopman) Berner, was born Aug. 5, 1936 in Cuming County near Pender.

Joyce McGuire, 74
Joyce Yvonne McQuire, 75 of Pender died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Funeral services were held Friday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Pender, with Rev.Norman Nelson officiating.
Joyce was born Aug. 28, 1926 to Fredrick and Elsie (Laase) Tarnow in Wakefield.

Minnie Bjorlee, 85
Funeral services were held recently for former Pender resident Minnie L. (Replogle) Bjorlee of Central Valley, Wash.
Mrs. Bjorlee died Dec. 28, 2000 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Central
Valley.

Dan Garner, 75
Daniel Warren Gardner, 75, of Wakefield died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 at the Wakefield Care Centre.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Wakefield High School auditorium. Rev. Rick Danforth officiating. Burial was in the Wakefield cemetery. Bressler-Munderloh Funeral Home in Wakefield was in charge.

Ethel Heuston, 84
Ethel Heuston, 84, of Bancroft died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 at her home in Bancroft. Funeral services were Monday at Munderloh Funeral Home in Bancroft, with burial in the Bancroft cemetery.
Ethel was born Dec. 10, 1916 in Meadow Grove to Leonard and Ober Schinek. She married Edward Heuston on Dec. 16, 1938, and they lived in the Battle Creek area until 1946 when the moved to Pender.

Paul Wood, 32
Paul Leon Wood Sr., 32 of Walthill died Friday Jan. 19, 2001 at Walthill.
Services were held Wednesday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Walthill, with Wilfred Lovejoy officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Walthill.

Francis Brinkman, 85
Funeral services were held Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Emerson for Frances J. Brinkman, 85 of Pender.
Frances died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001 at Heritage of Emerson after a lengthy illness.

Roger Hansen, 58
Funeral services were held Friday at Evangelical Covenant Church in Wakefield for Roger L. Hansen, 58.
A native of Wakefield, Roger died from cancer on July 16, 2001 at Pender Community Hospital.
Officiating at the services was the Rev. Ross Erickson, and interment was in the Wakefield cemetery.
Roger was born Dec. 28, 1942 in Wakefield, the son of Louis and Edna (Baker) Hansen.

Dick Schmitz, 75
Richard D "Dick" Schmitz, 75, died Saturday, July 22, 2001 at Pender Community Hospital. The body was cremated and there will be no services.
The family request no flowers. Memorials, for use in Pender, may be sent to Dennis Schmitz of Pender. Munderloh Funeral Home in Pender was in charge of arrangements.
Dick was born April 4, 1926 in Farmer, S.D. to Mark and Dorothy (McDaniel) Schmitz.

Glen James, 91
Glen P. James, 91, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of South Sioux City, died Thursday, July 5, 2001 at his residence.
Memorial services were held at St. Michael Catholic Church in South Sioux with burial of the cremains in Rosehill Cemetery at Pender.
Glen was born Dec. 23, 1909 in Pender, the son of Ben and Estela M. (Kuhn) James.

Elnora Buchholz, 87
Elnora Rose Buchholz, 87, of Bancroft, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at Pender Community Hopsital.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in BAncroft, with Rev. Terry Daberkow officiating. Interment was in the Bancroft cemetery.
Elnora was born Sept. 27, 1913 in rural Cuming County to Fredrick and Anna (Kratke)

Virginia Pallas, 68
Virginia E. Pallas, 68, of Hubbard died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002 at her home in Hubbard.
Funeral services were Thursday at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Emerson.
Virginia was born Aug. 1, 1933 in Hamlet, Nebr., the daughter of Harry and Edith (Pape) Hahn. She attended school and graduated from Thurston High School in Thurston.

Elizabeth Norby, 88
Elizabeth Martha Norby, 88, of Rosalie died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 at Pender Care Center, in Pender.
Funeral services were held Saturday at United Methodist Church in Rosalie, with the Rev. William Anderson officiating. Munderloh Funeral Home in Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. Interment was in the Lyons cemetery.
Elizabeth Norby was born March 9, 1913 in Wisner to William and Helena Hawk. She married Keith "Doc" Twiford in January 1938. Keith passed away in 1961. She later married Willard Norby in December of 1964. Willard passed away in 1995.
She ran the Twiford Transfer from 1938 to 1939. She was the recipient of several trucking awards. was active in the Rosalie community and was an honorary member of the Rosalie alumni.

June Heese, 83
June W. Heese, 83, of Pender died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 at the Wakefield Care Center.
Funeral services were held Friday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Pender. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Pender.
Munderloh Funeral Home in Pender was in charge of arrangements.
June was born on July 2, 1918 in rural Thurston County to Ronald and Winifred (Bressler) McQuistan. She married Myron Heese on July 14, 1940. Myron died in 1985. June has made her home in Pender her entire life.

Grace Kinney, 95
Grace A. Kinney, 95, of Wakefield, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 at Wakefield Care Center.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Wakefield Christian Church in Wakefield. Pastor Susan Banholzer officiated, with burial in the Wakefield cemetery.
Bressler-Munderloh Funeral Home in Wakefield was in charge of arrangements.
Grace was born on March 17, 1906 in Florence (Omaha), the daughter of James and Emily (Green) Naylor. Soon after her birth the family moved to Yankton, S.D., then to South Sioux City, where she attended school.

Lillian Wolfe, 85
Lillian Grace (Dixon) Wolfe, 85, of Macy died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Alfred Gilpin Building in Macy, with Clifford Wolfe Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Omaha Tribal Cemetery. Munderloh Funeral Home of Pender was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian was born May 19, 1916 in Macy to Roth and Vivian (Dale) Dixon. She married Roy Wolfe and lived in Macy all her life. She taught native culture to school children for many years. She was a “gold star” mother.

Leonard Mackey, 76
Leonard E. Mackey, 76, of Sioux City died Sunday, May 19, 2002 at the Akron City Convalesant Care Center in Akron, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Alfred Gilpin Building in Macy, with Rufus White officiating. Visitation will be held starting until the time of the services at the home of Carroll Stabler in Macy. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Walthill. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska.
Leonard was born on May 30, 1925 in Niobrara to Frank and Alice (Youker) Mackey. He married Eva McCauley on May 23, 1973.

Richard Behlers, 51
Richard C. Behlers, 51, died in Tucson, Ariz., on Thursday, July 18, 2002, three days after celebrating his 51st birthday.
Memorial services were held Wednesday at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church in Tucson. Private inurnment will be held at a later date.
Born July 15, 1951 in Omaha, he was the son of Adrian and Olinda Behlers of Pender. He attended school in Pender and Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif., and was employed with Jack Furrier’s Tire.

Amelia Simpson, 75
A former Pender resident, Amelia Simpson of Niobrara, died Monday, July 22, 2002 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D., at age 75.
Memorial services are scheduled for Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Niobrara, and Rev. Donna Carpenter will officiate. Burial of the remains will be at a later date. Visitation will be held tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Chapel in Niobrara.
Daughter of Edward and Alice (Reiss) Jacot, Amelia Mae Simpson was born Sept. 30, 1926 at Verdel. She attended Spencer High School and began teaching at a rural school at age 16. She later worked as a store clerk and bookkeeper. On June 11, 1946, she married Ralph Simpson at Yankton. The Simpsons owned and operated Simpson Electric in Pender for 30 years.

D. Glissman, 83
Delmer F. Glissman, 83, of Pender died Sunday, July 21, 2002 at his residence in Pender.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) at St. John’s Catholic Church in Pender, with the Fr. mike Malloy officiating. Visitation was Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Munderloh Funeral Home in Pender, followed by a rosary service at the church at 7 P.M. Interment will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Pender.
Delmer was born Sept. 25, 1918 in Pender to Harry and Rose (Gilster) Glissman in Pender. He married Helen C. Simmons on July 24, 1941. They farmed for many years before moving to Pender in 1973.

Milton Bressler, 75
A memorial service was held for Milton Francis Bressler of Oakland following his death Thursday, July 18, 2002 at his home in Oakland.
Milton, 75, was the father of Mick Bressler of Pender.
Born Aug. 26, 1926 in Wayne County to Austin and Mae (Neligh) Bressler, Milton served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of VFW Post No. 5543 in Oakland.
He married Mary Benson of Emerson on Aug. 26, 1948. They lived in the Emerson-Hubbard area until Mrs. Bressler died in 2000. Milton moved to Oakland last year.

Ferris Bennett, 88
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner for Ferris D. Bennett, 88, of Wisner. Visitation will be today (Thursday) from 3 to 8 p.m. at Kuzelka-Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service at the church. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery at Sioux City at 1:30 p.m.
Ferris, a longtime resident of northeast Nebraska, died Friday, July 19, 2002 at Wisner Care Center.
Born Sept. 12, 1913 at Pacific Junction, Iowa, to Harry and Juanita (Brink) Bennett, he moved with his family at an early age to a farm near Wayne. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church west of Pender. He attended rural school in Wayne County through the eighth grade and then stayed home to help on the family farm.
On March 6, 1936, he married Rosa Hinrich at Wayne, and the couple farmed near Pender and Dakota City as well as near Mapleton, Iowa. He retired from farming in 1982, the year he and his wife moved to Wisner.
An avid bowler and pool player, he belonged for several years to the Odd Fellows Lodge in South Sioux City, served on the councils of all three churches to which he belonged during his life, and served on the board of directors of the Wisner Senior Citizens Center. He loved to play cards, doing so until his death. He moved to Wisner Manor in 1997.

Rudolph Jager, 95
Funeral services for Rudolph Jager, 95, of Pender will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at Bressler-Munderloh Funeral Home in Wakefield. Pastor Gretchen Ritola will officiate, and burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Emerson. Visitation was held Wednesday night from 6 to 8 at Bressler-Munderloh Funeral Home.
A former Emerson resident, Jager died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002 at Pender Community Hospital.
Born in Emerson on Nov. 17, 1906, he was the son of Heinrich and Wilhelmina (Brudigan) Jager. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson. Jager attended Lone Star School and lived on the family farm. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and taking care of horses and mules.

John Bowder, 54
A memorial service for John Bowder, a former Emerson resident, will be Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emerson.
Bowder, 54, died recently in Japan, where he was living with his wife and three children. The oldest of 10 children and brother to Randy Bowder of rural Pender, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Lucille Bowder.
A complete obituary will be published in next week’s issue of The Pender Times.

Ruby Ueding, 92
Funeral services for a longtime Walthill area resident, Ruby L. Ueding, 92, were held Monday at the United Methodist Church in Walthill. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Walthill, with Munderloh Funeral Home of Walthill in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ueding died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002 at Regency Square Nursing Center in South Sioux City.
Ruby Leola Boggs was born Oct. 31, 1909 to Carl A. and Bessie (Luellen) Boggs at her grandparents' home in Mooreland, Okla.
Her family lived in Kansas prior to moving to Canon City, Colo., where Ruby began attending church and school in a horse-drawn buggy. At age 15, her family moved again, this time to rural Macy, where she finished her formal education.
She met Anton (Tony) Ueding while living near Macy, and she married him on Sept. 21, 1927. The couple farmed in eastern Thurston County, settling on a farm south of Macy in 1944. Due to Tony's ill health, however, the couple retired from the farm in 1973 and moved to Walthill. When Tony died in October 1982, Ruby became one of the first occupants of Parkview Apartments in Walthill.
After 16 years living at Parkview, she moved to South Sioux, living there until her death.

Obituary Notice
Word has been received of the Sept. 27th death of Keith Thibault of St. Louis, Mo.
A brother of Hazel (Thibault) Dye of Sioux City, he died at his daughter's home in Sedalia, Mo. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A complete obituary will be published when provided by the family.

Donald Bottger, 74
Memorial services for Donald "Bud" Bottger of Truth or Consequences, N.M., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Lyons. Burial will be in the Lyons cemetery.
Bottger died Saturday, July 6, 2002 at his New Mexico home. He was 74 years of age.
Born Oct. 11, 1927 at Pender, he attended school in Pender, graduating from Pender High in 1945. He married June A. Cates on April 25, 1948 in Lyons, and they made their home in Pender. In 1960, they moved to Lyons, where they lived until Donald retired in 1989.
He spent the major part of his life working in the grain and redi-mix business, serving the Lyons area.

Edith Kai, 94
Edith Adeline Kai, 94, of Pender died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2002 at the Pender Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday, Oct. 3) at St. Mark’s Lutheran at 10:30 a.m. Church in Pender. The Rev. Norman Nelson will officiate, and burial will be in St. Mark’s cemetery near Pender. Visitation will be held today at the Munderloh Funeral Home in Pender from 3 to 8 p.m.
Edith was born June 20, 1908 in Mondamin, Iowa, to David and Bessie (Summers) Case. She was baptized March 10 and confirmed March 14, 1940 at St. Mark’s. She lived in the Pender area since the age of two, attending school at District 37.
On August 25, 1925 Edith married John Kai in Fergus Falls, Minn. They farmed east of Pender, moving into town in 1959. Edith was a Member of the Thurston Legion Auxiliary.

Lois Simonsen, 73
Lois Simonsen, 73, of Pender died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002 at her home in Pender after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Pender with the Rev. Richard Pingel officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Loretta Voss, 91
Loretta Voss, 91, of Emerson died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
Funeral services were held Monday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Emerson, with Pastor Annette Minderman officiating. Munderloh Funeral Home in Emerson in charge of arrangements, burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Emerson.
Loretta was born on April 23, 1911 at Wakefield, the daughter of Henry and Molly (Lessman) Bartling. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Wakefield.
She married Raymond Voss on Feb. 21, 1943, and they farmed in the Emerson area until retiring, at which time they moved to Emerson. She then worked for the R.E.A. and school.

Bernice Young, 95
Gertrude Bernice Young, 95, of Emerson, died on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003 at the Heritage of Emerson Nursing Home in Emerson.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson, with the Rev. Gretchen Ritola officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Emerson. Munderloh Funeral Home of Emerson is in charge of arrangements.
Bernice was born April 2, 1907 in Wayne to James and Mae (Bonawitz) Hansen. She graduated from Wayne High School, and later attended Wayne State College for two years. She taught at Wayne Elementary School for two years.
She married Leland Young on July 5, 1927 in Glenwood, Iowa. Leland passed away in 1980. She lived in Sioux City and Emerson, and in 1981 she moved to Joplin, Mo., returning to Emerson in 2000. She had lived in the nursing home the last five months.

F. Woodhull, 74
Florence Mae Woodhull, 74, of Macy died Tuesday, Jan, 21, 2003 at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center Hospital in Omaha.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Alfred Gilpin Building in Macy with Wesley and Lois Parker officiating. Interment was in the Omaha Tribal Cemetery in Macy.
Florence was born March 6, 1927 in Macy to Craig Woodhull and Mary Drum. She lived in Macy and later Fremont, working for various companies in Fremont and Omaha. After retiring, she moved back to Macy. Florence loved cooking and baking, especially for her grandchildren, and loved spending time with her family.
Florence is survived by three daughters, Mary Casini and husband Brett of Lincoln, Gaylene Tuttle of Lincoln, and Ida Tuttle of Sioux City; one brother, Spencer Woodhull of Macy; a sister, Christine Woodhull of Fremont, and many nieces and nephews.

Mary Sappingfield, 85
Memorial services were held Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Walthill for former Walthill resident Mary A. Sappingfield of Lake Andes, S.D. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Walthill.
Mary died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at Community Memorial Hospital in Wagner, S.D. She was 85 years of age.
Born Oct. 15, 1917 at Albion to Charles and Mary Jane (Martin) McMurray, she graduated from Albion High School in Albion in 1935. She married George E. Sappingfield on Dec. 28, 1935 at Bartlett, and they later moved to Walthill, where they owned and operated the Brunk Cafe and later the Walthill Food Center. Mary retired in 1980.
Mary was a member of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years and also belonged to the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary in Walthill.

E. Schmedding, 86
Emmett Schmedding, 86, of Pender died on Sunday, March 16, 2003 at his home in Pender.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Pender with Fr. Michael Malloy officiating. Interment was in Rosehill Cemetery in Pender.
Emmett was born on Oct. 27, 1916 in Walthill to Charles and Theresa (Rotert) Schmedding. He was baptized at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Walthill. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Winnebago for 60 years and recently was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Pender.
He married Goldia Burcham Pierce on Feb. 5, 1940 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Walthill.
He farmed northwest of Walthill from 1942 until he retired. During this time, he was also a government poultry inspector for 10 years. He also drove the Walthill school bus for 24 years, retiring six years ago. He will be fondly remembered by his "school kids."
Emmett enjoyed being with his family, going to auctions and sales, going to his cabin, listening to country music, attending auto races and fixing just about anything. For 60 years his birthday was always a big celebration with 30 to 65 family members attending.

Rose McDonough, 73
Graveside services for a former Beemer resident, Rose Mary McDonough, 73, of Yucca Valley, Calif., were held today (Thursday) at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Wisner. A fellowship followed at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Beemer.
Rose was born Aug. 1, 1929 in Kansas, the daughter of George and Kitty Zielberg. In 1950, she married John J. McDonough at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Temple City, Calif. The couple farmed near Beemer for a brief time before moving to California. John died Oct. 7, 1992.

Merlin Brondum, 49
Merlin Brondum, 49, of Pender died on Saturday, March 15, 2003 at Pender Community Hospital.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Pender with the Rev. Margaret Olson officiating. Interment was in the St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery near Pender. Munderloh Funeral Home of Pender was in charge of arrangements.
Merlin was born on June 30, 1953 in Pender to Dale and Vesta (Vogel) Brondum. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He attended elementary school at Pender and was a Cub Scout. He graduated from Pender High School in 1971.
Merlin married Gail Westerhold on May 16, 1975 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Pender. He graduated from Wayne State College with a bachelors degree in medical technology in 1976, and he worked at Pender Community Hospital for 27 years, most of them as the medical laboratory supervisor.
He was a member of the Pender village board for 14 years, serving as both chairman and pro-tem chairman during his years of service. As a member of the village board, he was instrumental in the development of many community improvements, including the Pender Economic Development Committee, Main Street widening, memorial ball field, swimming pool and park improvements, and the flood control project.
He enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing and attending his children's activities. He was a loving and committed son, husband, father and friend.

Pearl Culwell
Pearl Alice Culwell of Pender died on Thursday, March 13, 2003 at Pender Care Centre.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the United Church of Pender, with the Rev. Nanette Tomlinson officiating. Burial was in the Rosehill Cemetery in Pender, with arrangements being handled by Munderloh Funeral Home in Pender.
Pearl was born in Pender to William and Alice (Josart) Fischer.
She graduated from Pender High School and went to work at the bank and later the courthouse. She married Harold Wade "Cully" Culwell on October 30, 1932. After they were married, they purchased a tavern in Pender and later the Logan Valley LP Gas Company, where they worked.
After selling the tavern and later the gas company, "Cully" owned a seed corn and bean business, where the couple worked. After his death in 1976, Pearl continued to work there for the next few years until retiring.

Nate Parker Sr., 60
Nathaniel "Nate" Parker Sr., 60, of Macy died on Friday, March 14, 2003 at the Carl T. Curtis Health Center in Macy.
Funeral services were held Tuesday. at the Alfred Gilpin Building in Macy with Ronald Kemp officiating. Burial will be in the Omaha Tribal Cemetery at Macy.
Nate was born on Jan. 30, 1943 in Winnebago to Valentine Parker Sr. and Minnie Woodhull. He attended school in Macy and the Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota. He also attended college at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
Nate served nine years on the Omaha Tribal Council and was most recently employed as the Director of the American Indian Center in Sioux City before retiring due to his health. He also served on the board of the Flandreau Indian School.

Mary Schmale, 95
Mary C. Schmale, 95, of Emerson died on Monday, March 10, 2003 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Funeral services were held March 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emerson with Fr. Michael Malloy officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Emerson.
Mary Schmale was born on Oct. 13, 1907 in West Point to Henry and Catherine (Guenther) Gentrup. She married Joseph Schmale on Feb. 26, 1935.
The couple lived in Crofton until 1944. Later, they moved to Wakefield for seven years. In 1951 they began farming in the Emerson area. Joseph died in 1978, and Mary continued to live on the farm until the time of her death.
Mary was very active in her church, serving on the Sacred Heart Altar Society.

Harold Frese, 86
Harold Henry Frese passed away Friday, March 14, 2003 at his home in Lyons. His age was 86 years.
Harold was born on May 26, 1916 at Winside to Herman and Anna (Albers) Frese. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winside. He graduated from Winside School and attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
Harold married Verona Victor on Oct. 20, 1940. She passed away on Oct. 26, 1974.
On Nov. 12, 1975, Harold married Madeleine Beckner at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lyons.
He farmed at Wayne for three years, farmed near Holstein, Iowa, for two years, then moved to a farm near Lyons in 1946. He farmed all his life, and retired in 1990. He enjoyed going out to eat and loved to play cards, especially pinochle.
Harold was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Lyons. He served in several church offices, including elder.
Harold was preceded in death by his first wife, Verona; one brother, Ivan; two sisters, Esther Dunklau and Delilah Wade; and one grandson, Mike Smith.

Roland Sherman, 50
Funeral services for Roland S. Sherman of Phoenix, Ariz., were held at the Alfred Gilpin Building in Macy on Sunday.
Gilpin, 50 years of age, died Saturday, March 15, 2003 at Phoenix Indian Medical Center.
Burial was in the Omaha Tribal Cemetery at Macy, with arrangement provided by Munderloh Funeral Home in Pender.


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