Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries


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Lawrence Dunmire
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997

Former Hastings resident Lawrence Dunmire, 90, of Pueblo, Colo., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, in Pueblo.

Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Sam Rathod officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Butler Volland Funeral Home; and 1:30 p.m. until services at the church.

Mr. Dunmire was born March 25, 1907, to Charles G. and Rosa (Hansen) Dunmire in Lowell. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1924. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received his degree from the College of Law in 1932. On Aug. 9, 1939, he married Marguerite E. Clark in Santa Cruz, Calif. She died on May 13, 1996. He practiced law in Hastings from 1932 until his recent retirement. He served as police judge from 1935-1940 and as Adams County attorney from 1940-1947. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46. He served on the Hastings Board of Education from 1948-1957 (president 1952-56).

He was a member of the Adams County Bar Association (president 1947-48), Tenth Judicial District Bar Association (president 1954-55), Nebraska State Bar Association (member of the House of Delegates 1954-56), American Bar Association, a fellow in American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hastings (on the board of trustees), Hastings Chamber of Commerce (president 1942), Midwest Masonic Lodge No. 317, Hastings Scottish Rite and Tehama Shrine Temple and Noon Kiwanis.

Survivors are one daughter, Sharon Kay Fowler of Pueblo, Colo.; two brothers, Arthur Dunmire of Auburn, Calif., and C. Donald Dunmire of Rapid City, S.D.; and three grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda; and two sisters.

Memorials can be sent to the University of Nebraska Foundation Law School Scholarship Fund.

Carl P. Hoffman
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997

Carl P. Hoffman, 87, of Blue Hill died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at Community Care in Blue Hill.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Blue Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Baldeo Singh officiating. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Hoffman was born Feb. 5, 1910, to Carl and Emma (Zimmerman) Hoffman in St. Louis, Mo. He moved to Blue Hill in 1918 and graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1929. On May 20, 1932, he married Ruby Krause in North Star. He did farm work and was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad and Municipal Light Plant. He owned and operated the truck line between Blue Hill and Hastings and the Sterling Theatre in Blue Hill. He was a farm implement employee for Corner Service. He worked at Glenwood Telephone Membership Corporation and retired in 1973.

He served on the town board and school board. He was a member of Blue Hill Christian Church.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Barbara Kuhlman of Lennox, Mass.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial has been established. Merten-Butler Mortuary Inc. in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements. 

Lawrence M. Osgood
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997

Former Hastings resident Lawrence M. Osgood, 80, of Wichita, Kan., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at his home.

Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney with the Rev. Charlie Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8:30 p.m. Friday and before services Saturday.

Mr. Osgood was born May 6, 1917, to Raymond G. and Dora E. (Lau) Osgood in Gibbon. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. On Jan. 28, 1946, he married Ruie Zellmer in Norton, Kan. They lived in Hastings until moving to Kearney in 1958. He worked at the West Company in Kearney until retiring in 1983. His wife died Aug. 9, 1989. He moved to Wichita in 1990.

Survivors are one son, Ronald G. Osgood of Wichita; one brother, Merle Osgood of Hastings; and two grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. 

Memorials are suggested to the Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice Program. Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.

William "Bill" O'Callaghan
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997

Former Hastings resident William Charles Lee "Bill" O'Callaghan, 43, of Lake Villa, Ill., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at his parents' home in Hastings.

Memorial services are 7 p.m. today at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. There will be no visitation.

Mr. O'Callaghan was born July 21, 1954, to Paul and Faith (Johnson) O'Callaghan in Schuyler. He graduated from St. Cecilia High School in 1972. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1974-78. He received his bachelor's degree in 1982 and his master's degree in 1987 from National University in San Diego, Calif. He lived in San Diego until 1995, when he moved to Lake Villa.

Survivors include his parents; six brothers, Paul Jr. of Minneapolis, Minn., Ronald of Garden City, Kan., Timothy of Hebron, Michael of Juniata, Jeffrey of Grand Island and Christopher of Lincoln; six sisters, Kathy Short, Gwen Rodocker and Sharie Niederhaus, all of Hastings; Joy Kloeckl of New Ulm, Minn., Melody Moline of Seward, Ark., and Barbara Davis of Spring Grove, Ill.

Memorials may be given to the Bill O'Callaghan Memorial Fund in care of Paul and Faith O'Callaghan, 310 W. Seventh St., Hastings, NE 68901.

Janice Query
Dec. 10, 1997

Former Hastings resident Janice (Rother) Query of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Dec. 10, 1997, at her home.

Private services were Dec. 13 in St. Petersburg. The remains were cremated.

Mrs. Query was born to Charles and Jean (Coplen) Rother in Wolbach. She lived in the Prosser area and in Hastings. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School. She moved to Iowa and then to St. Petersburg. She worked as a distribution clerk for Raymond James & Associates in Clearwater, Fla., at the time of her death.

Survivors are two daughters, Stacy Shepherd of St. Petersburg and Melissa Darwin of Hastings; four brothers, Russell and Terry Ground of Hastings, Dennis Ground of Juniata and Gary Ground of Waterville, Kan.; one sister, Phyllis Vaughn of Roswell, Ga.; and one grandson. 

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Kathryn Buchholz
Friday, Dec. 26, 1997

York resident Kathryn Buchholz, 92, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, in York.

Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in York with the Rev. James Divis officiating. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery at Osceola.

Survivors are one son, Delon Buchholz of Ayr; four grandchildren, including David Buchholz and Jody Jacobi, both of Hastings; and four great-grandchildren.

F. Ruth Schleiger
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997

Harvard resident F. Ruth Schleiger, 76, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Harvard with the Rev. Stanley Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Harvard Cemetery. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Miss Schleiger was born April 12, 1921, to Peter and Amelia (Deines) Schleiger in Harvard. She was a bookkeeper at Metz Baking Co., NKC Grain Co., Harvard Air Base and Schleiger Pharmacy.

She was a member of United Church of Christ of Harvard.

Memorials may be given to the church.

Alvena M. Lau
Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997

Deshler resident Alvena Marie (Fintel) Lau, 93, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at Deshler.

Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler with the Rev. Dennis Sylte officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Ahrendts Funeral Home in Deshler and 11 a.m. until services at the church Saturday.

Mrs. Lau was born Oct. 31, 1904, to Chris and Elizabeth (Ottens) Fintel in Deshler. She married Louis C. Lau. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She lived in Lincoln, Murdock and Elmwood and Eagle areas before moving to Deshler.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Survivors are a daughter, Delores Buckles of Deshler; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by many brothers and sisters.

Memorials have been established.

Howard L. Richards
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997

Hastings resident Howard L. Richards, 85, of 202 E. Third St. died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jim Miller officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Richards was born April 22, 1912, to John J. and Myrtle (Turner) Richards in Hastings. He attended Hastings Senior High School. On Dec. 15, 1936, he married Wilma Nelson. He was a trucker and surveyor. For many years, he worked at Eagles Lodge No. 592 in Hastings.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and was a Golden Eagle at the lodge.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Alyce Faye Hajny of Hastings and Bonnie Hromadka of Lincoln; two sisters, Francis Minich and Phyllis Mohrlang, both of Hastings; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials will be family's choice.

Amalia Meyer
Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997

Campbell resident Amalia "Mollie" (Koch) Meyer, 101, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at Grandview Manor Nursing Home in Campbell. 

Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Campbell with the Rev. Bill Caughey officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery southwest of Campbell. Campbell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Meyer was born Dec. 12, 1896, to Frederick and Catherine (Adler) Koch near Campbell. She was baptized and confirmed in the German Presbyterian Church. She later joined Trinity Lutheran Church. She attended Campbell schools. On Oct. 7, 1916, she married John F. Meyer in Red Cloud. They lived on a farm near Campbell. He died Aug. 7, 1976.

Survivors are two daughters, Lucille Kuhlman of Omaha and Bonnie Bartels of Campbell; two sons, LaVerne and Gerhart, both of Campbell; one brother, Gottlieb "Bud" Koch of Campbell; one sister, Esther Christner of Mollala, Ore.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by an infant son, four brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be directed to the church.

Dorothea I. White
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997

Former Jewell, Kan., resident Dorothea I. White of Manhattan, Kan., 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Stoneybrook Health Center in Manhattan.

Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Melby Mortuary chapel in Mankato with the Rev. Vernon Snider officiating. Visitation is until 5 p.m. today and Saturday at Edwards-Yorgensen Funeral Home in Manhattan and Sunday and Monday until services at Melby Mortuary chapel.

Miss White was born May 8, 1907, to William B. and Carrie Ann (Hutchinson) White in Jewell. She attended country schools, Jewell High School, normal school and the University of Kansas. She taught at several country schools and fourth grade at Mankato. In 1935, she moved to Manhattan and was employed at the state Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service Office. She retired in 1977 after working as an accounting specialist for 42 years and as the state ASCS fiscal officer.

Memorials may be given to Jewell County students c/o Mankato Endowment Association, P.O. Box 284, Mankato, KS 66956.

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