2013 Archives......

 

 

* Funeral service for Rick L. Pritchett, 60, of Lynch, Dec. 28, in the Lynch Community Hall with burial in the Alford Cemetery near Monowi. Rick Pritchett passed away Dec. 25 in the Niobrara Valley Hospital at Lynch.

* Mass of Christian burial for Karen M. Hanzlik, 70, of Lynch, Dec. 24, in the Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church of Lynch with burial in the Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Cemetery near Lynch. Karen Hanzlik passed away Dec. 20 in the Niobrara Valley Hospital at Lynch.

* Funeral service for Mildred Sylvester, 81, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Mills, Dec. 23, in the Mills Community Church with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery near Mills. Mildred Sylvester passed away Dec. 17 at Oklahoma City. Survivors include her husband William Sylvester of Oklahoma City; children George Sylvester of Noble, Okla., Janice Jones and husband Joel of Piedmont, Okla., and David Sylvester and wife Lori of Marquette; daughter-in-law Fran Sylvester; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

* A memorial service with military honors for Richard J. "Dick" Finley, 79, of Ainsworth, Dec. 21, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with inurnment in the East Woodlawn Cemetery near Johnstown. Dick Finley passed away Dec. 14 in his home. Survivors include his wife Bonnie Finley of Ainsworth; sons Kim Finley of Ashland, Rick Finley and wife Patty of Ainsworth, Robert Finley and wife Teresa of Fort Worth, Texas, Joey Finley and fiance April Johnson of Ainsworth, Richard Finley and fiance Melody Pebley of Grand Island, and Scott Finley and special friend Kristie Wiedner of Ainsworth; daughters LaRene Beebout and husband Brent of Kearney, RaBecca Jo Assarsson and husband Mike of Warner, S.D., and Maria Finley of Denver, Colo.; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Kathy Finley of Longmont, Colo.; brother Lohn Finley and wife MaryBelle of Centennial, Colo.; sisters Doriene Fernau of Rupert, Idaho, and Mary Ann Moore of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Helen Finley of Auburn, Wash.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Jim McCollister, 85, of Valentine, passed away Dec. 14 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include daughters Deborah Hammer of Pierre, S.D., Pamela Markus of Valentine, and Elizabeth Lampton of Bandera, Texas.

* A memorial service for Gaylene Druyor, 69, of Butte, Dec. 19, in the Butte Immanuel Lutheran Church. Gaylene Druyor passed away Dec. 15 in the Osmond General Hospital.

* Funeral service for William H. "Bill" McCall, 80, of Rose, Dec. 19, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Bill McCall passed away Dec. 15 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include brother Richard "Dick" McCall of Bassett; sister-in-law Ardene McCall of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Frances M. Clark, 87, of Stuart, Dec. 14, in the Bassett Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Frances Clark passed away Dec. 11 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include sons Michael Clark and wife Marty of Bassett, and David Clark of Long Pine; daughters Patricia Dvorak and husband Ron of Bismarck, N.D., Ellen Ackerman and husband Ken of Omaha, Mary Snyder and husband Rich of Arlington, Va., and Catherine Clark-Sybrant and husband Steve of Bassett; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Jim Herrington of Stuart, Dan Herrington of Stuart, and Robert Herrington of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters Evelyn Mahlin of Fairbury, and Margaret Zimmerman and husband Larry of Harrison; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lyle L. Irwin, 78, of Ainsworth, Dec. 14, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Lyle Irwin passed away Dec. 9 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Jo Irwin of Ainsworth; son Rick Irwin and wife Shelli of Ainsworth; three grandchildren; brother Paul Irwin and wife Donna of Ainsworth; sisters Evelyn Allen of Bassett, Bonnie Osborne of Larned, Kan., and Mary Bidner of British Columbia, Canada; two aunts; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Velma R. Wickersham, 90, of Lynch, Dec. 13, in the Lynch Community Hall with burial in the Highland Cemetery near Lynch. Velma Wickersham passed away Dec. 9 in the Alpine Village at Verdigre.

* Thomas Ganser, 75, of Ainsworth, passed away Dec. 8 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. A private family scattering of ashes will be held. Survivors include his wife Susan of Valentine; sons Tony Ganser of Ainsworth, and JT Ganser of Ainsworth; brother Bill Ganser and wife Janice of Ainsworth; and step-children Jody Chauncey, DeAnn Richard, Theresa Richard, Dean Richard and Richenda Richard.

* Funeral service for Lona R. Schreier, 86, of Verdigre, Dec. 10, in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church of Verdigre with burial in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery. Lona Schreier passed away Dec. 5 in the Alpine Village Retirement Center at Verdigre.

* Funeral service for Bert J. Nolles, 90, of Bassett, Dec. 9, in the Bassett Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Bert Nolles passed away Dec. 5 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Patty Larson of Kearney, and Deb Nolles of Bassett; son Mike Nolles and wife Trudy of Bassett; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces and numerous cousins.

* Funeral service for Luella Karo, 87, of Stuart, Dec. 9, in the Atkinson Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery near Atkinson. Luella Karo passed away Dec. 6 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include her husband Max Karo of Stuart; daughter Patricia Karo of Atkinson; son Max Karo Jr. and wife Peggy of O'Neill; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers Neale Hamilton of Stuart; and Elvon Hamilton and wife Gladys Mac of Goodrich, Minn.

* A memorial service for Dana C. Harsh, 94, of Mullen formerly of Purdum, Dec. 6, in the Purdum United Church of Christ with inurnment in the Purdum Cemetery. Dana Harsh passed away Dec. 2 in the Pioneer Memorial Rest Home at Mullen. Survivors include daughters Sherry Mulligan of Halsey, and Jeanne Rosenberger of Hemingford; and many other relatives.

* Funeral service for Elvin James Motacek, 88, of Verdel, Nov. 27, in the Niobrara Presbyterian Church with burial in the Ponca Valley Cemetery near Verdel. Elvin Motacek passed away Nov. 21 in the Avera Hospital at Creighton.

* Funeral service for Cecil M. Milacek, 77, of Bristow, Nov. 26, in Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer with burial in the Bristow City Cemetery. Cecil Milacek passed away Nov. 22 in the Rapid City Regional Hospice House.

* Funeral service for Frank Peterson, age 83, of Burke, S.D., Nov. 26, in Clausen Funeral Home of Burke with burial Dec. 4 in the Black Hills National Cemetery. Frank Peterson passed away Nov. 22.  

* Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret Kocian, 96, of Spencer, Nov. 26 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spencer with burial in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Margaret Kocian passed away Nov. 16 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Louis Buckendorf, 96, of Lincoln, formerly of Bassett, Nov. 23, in Ropers and Sons Mortuary of Lincoln with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery.

* Funeral service for Barbara Jean Ohde, 57, of O'Neill, Nov. 23, in the Faith Wesleyan Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Barbara Ohde passed away Nov. 11 in the Golden Living Center at Grand Island. Survivors include brother Steven Ohde and wife Carrie of Wolbach; sister Kathy Turpin and husband Gene of Bassett; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Sheila Shaw, 54, of Ravenna, Nov. 20, in the Ravenna Congregational Church. Sheila Shaw passed away Nov. 15 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include her husband Bob Shaw of Ravenna; daughter Sapphire Shaw of Ravenna; stepson Zachary of Bellevue; mother Norma Fletcher of Ravenna; sisters Diana Sears and husband Bob of Ainsworth, Roxie Fletcher of Ravenna, and Syrie Vicary and husband Steve of Logan, Iowa; brothers Lonnie Fletcher and wife Betty of Colome, S.D., and Val Fletcher and wife Rosalie of Ainsworth; host daughter Lee So-Hyun of South Korea; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Ila M. Horner, 82, of Rose,  Nov. 16, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Duff Cemetery near Rose. Ila Horner passed away Nov. 7 in the West State Manor at Whitewater, Kan. Survivors include children Velda Klooz and husband Jim of Purdum, Carolyn Clark and husband Stan of Long Pine, Teresa Brauser and husband Larry of Fort Collins, Colo., Warren Horner of Rose, Joyce Grinder and husband Dr. Brian of Cheney, Wash., Mary Boehm and husband Tom of Elbing, Kan., Rachel Busenitz and husband Gordon of Newton, Kan., and Genia Entz and husband James of Benton, Kan.; 41 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brothers Lynn Moore and wife Mary Lou of Long Pine, and Harry Moore and wife LaWanda of Parker, Colo.; sisters Lois Wade and husband Sheldon of Alliance, Clara Roundtree of Scurry, Texas, Carol Birkey and husband Lyle of Bonnie Lake, Wash., and Ardath Sydor of Langley, British Columbia, Canada; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Nelda Lund Kelly Drost, 76, of Omaha formerly of Rock County, Nov. 15, in the West Center Chapel of Omaha with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Nelda Drost passed away Nov. 12 in the Josie Harper Hospice House at Omaha. Survivors include daughters Linda Whiteley and husband Phil of Grand Island, Lori Laferriere and husband Ken of Colon, and Lisa Kelly of Lincoln; stepson Terry Drost and wife Joann of Carl Junction, Mo.; stepdaughter Shelly Christy and husband Randy of Chanhassen, Minn.; Shelly Lee and husband Bill of Omaha; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Loren Lund and wife Marilyn of Bassett, and Ron Lund of Yuma, Ariz.; sister Lois Ellwanger and husband Gary of Gretna; and sister-in-law Lois R. Lund of Macon, Ga.

* Funeral service for Evelyn Novak, 93, of Seward formerly of Dorchester, Nov. 15, in the Crete First Congregational United Church of Christ. Evelyn Novak passed away Nov. 12. Survivors include children Marla Ritter, Darryl Novak and wife Barb, and Deane Novak and wife Susan; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

* A graveside service for Donald A. Berg, 75, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Boyd County, Nov. 13, at the Spencer National Cemetery. Donald Berg passed away Nov. 9 in the Sanford Medical Center at Sioux Falls.

* A memorial service for Diane M. Briggs, 53, of Hastings, Nov. 9, in the Butler Volland Funeral Chapel at Hastings with burial in the Rosehill Cemetery near Rose. Diane Briggs passed away Nov. 6 in the Mary Lanning Health Care Center at Hastings. Survivors include fiance John Hitchcock of Hastings; mother Ferne Briggs; bothers Dale Briggs and wife Deb, and Wayne Briggs and wife Betty; step-sons Trenton Sadd and Travis Sadd; nephews, aunts and cousins.

* Funeral service for Jayne David, 51, of Bassett, Nov. 9, in the Emmanuel Community Church of Bassett with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Jayne David passed away Nov. 3 in her home. Survivors include her husband Terry of Bassett; children Larry Bourquin and wife Regina of Pennsylvania, Jason Bourquin and wife Crystal of Bassett, April Burkholder and husband Russ of North Carolina, and Brooke David of Spencer, Iowa; eight grandchildren; brothers John Burkhart of Pennsylvania, Robert Burkhart of Pennsylvania, and Ralph Burkhart of New Jersey; sisters Kathleen Hoffman, Judy Richter and Karen Burkhart all of Pennsylvania; father-in-law Lyle David of Bassett; and brothers-in-law Billy David of Bassett, and Tim David and wife Mary of Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Fona Hall, 86, of Ainsworth, Nov. 8, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Fona Hall passed away Nov. 1 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include brother Dale Dishman and wife Evelyn of Sunrise Beach, Texas; sister Norma Davis and husband Paul Jr. of Ainsworth; brother-in-law Harry Johnston of Brewster; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for LaVerne K. "Turk" Engle, 95, of Ainsworth, Nov. 1, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military honors. Turk Engle passed away Oct. 29 in the Brown County Hospital.  Survivors include his wife Hazel Engle of Ainsworth; son Frank Engle and wife Barbara of Wheatland, Wyo.; daughters Charylene Cleveland and husband Bruce of Rupert, Idaho, and Cheryl Fellenberg and husband Jim of Wasilla, Alaska; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, including Venita Hagerman of Ainsworth; sisters-in-law Ramona Piper of Kaysville, Utah, and Sharon Westover of Ashland; and daughter-in-law Madonna Taylor and husband Clifford of Unionville, Va.

* Funeral service for John E. Ammon, 95, of Bassett, Oct. 28, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. John Ammon passed away Oct. 22 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include sons Gary Ammon of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dr. Royce Ammon and wife Ruth of Potter; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Rosina Olson and husband Dayton of Estes Park, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Lois E. Ries, 90, of Atkinson, Oct. 26, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Lois Ries passed away Oct. 21 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Evadale Bartling, 91, of Valentine formerly of Creighton, Oct. 24, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Creighton with burial in the Greenwood Cemetery near Creighton. Evadale Bartling passed away Oct. 20 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine.

* Funeral service for Kenna D. Ebert, 65, of Bassett, Oct. 22, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Kenna Ebert passed away Oct. 18 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Larry Ebert of Bassett; children Susan Colombo and husband Robert of Petaluma, Calif., Jerry Caldwell and Jody Stewart of Stanton, Vince Caldwell and wife RaeDean of Newport, Laurie Irish and husband Lee of Bassett, and Larry Ebert II and wife Nicole of Bassett; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister-in-law Bonne Scott of St. George, Utah; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Gene Welke, 91, of Ainsworth, Oct. 21, in the Ainsworth Congregational Church with a private interment. Gene Welke passed away Oct. 14 in his home. Survivors include children Beverly Whitney and husband Chuck of Johnstown, Gary Welke and wife Sandra of Long Pine, Jerry Welke and wife Carol of Hastings, Randy Welke and wife Jeannie of Johnstown, and Bill Welke of Ainsworth; and sister Pauline Dau of Ainsworth. 

* A memorial graveside service for Elverna I. Jones, 69, of Ainsworth formerly of McCool Junction, Oct. 19, at the Westbrook Cemetery near Westbrook, Minn. Elverna Jones passed away Oct. 11 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Lucy Segesky and husband Michael of Minnetonka, Minn., and Andrea Walz and husband Steve of Ainsworth; son Lonnie Young and wife Teresa of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Myrna Anderson of Windom, Minn.; nieces and other family members.

* Funeral service for Dorothy Derickson, 87, of Lynch, Oct. 19, in the Lynch Community Hall with burial in the Highland Cemetery near Lynch. Dorothy Derickson passed away Oct. 8 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* A memorial service for Brenda Hanson, 53, of Carlock. S.D., Oct. 10, in the Grace Lutheran Church of Burke, S.D., with burial at a later date in Colorado. Brenda Hanson passed away Oct. 3 in the Avera McKennan Hospital at Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include her husband Dennis Hanson of Carlock; sons Joshua Hanson, Lucas Hanson and Jared Hanson, all of Golden, Colo.; mother Betty Crose of Gregory, S.D.; brothers Joe Crose and wife Diane of Thornton, Colo., and Greg Crose of Thornton; brothers-in-law Lloyd Hanson of Gregory, and Don Hanson and wife Charolet of Aredale, Iowa; sister-in-law Carol Anderson of Gregory; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Claudia Bestol, 75, of Purdum, Oct. 7, in the Purdum United Church of Christ with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Claudia Bestol passed away Oct. 2 in her home. Survivors include her husband Earl Bestol of Purdum; son Wayne Bestol and wife Joyce of Minden; daughters Kay Linn Bestol of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Brenda Masek and husband Dave of Purdum; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Laura L. Seieroe, 88, of Johnstown, Oct. 5, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with a memorial graveside service at Dunlap, Iowa. Laura Seieroe passed away Oct. 2 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include son Bernard Eugene Barber and wife JoAnn of Magnolia, Iowa; two grandsons; one granddaughter-in-law; two great-grandsons; one great-great-grandsons; sisters Ellen Moore of Mapleton, Minn., Isabelle Lockman of Crawford, Wilma Peters of Ainsworth, and Ruth Falk and husband Marvin of Delta, Colo.; brother Dwight Bunn and wife Gwen of Lizella, Ga.; special friends Ruth Allen of Johnstown and Velma Christ of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Sylvia Sedlacek, 96, of Spencer, Oct. 5, in the Spencer Our Savior Lutheran Church with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery. Sylvia Sedlacek passed away Oct. 1 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Mary H. Klinetobe, 66, of Butte, Oct. 4, in the Butte Full Gospel Church with a private family burial. Mary Klinetobe passed away Sept. 30 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Phyllis E. Weakly, 76, of Spencer, Sept. 30, in the Spencer Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Phyllis Weakly passed away Sept. 26 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Lance Krisher, 25, of Mesa, Ariz., Sept. 30, in the Valentine 4-H building with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Lance Krisher passed away Sept. 21 at Payson, Ariz. Survivors include his parents Ken and Darla Krisher of Valentine; brother Ridge Krisher of Fargo, N.D.; and grandparents Elaine Krisher of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Iris and Darrel Smith of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Libia M. Hambek, 101, of Spencer, Sept. 28, in the Spencer Wesleyan Church with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery. Libia Hambek passed away Sept. 24 in the Alpine Village at Verdigre.

* Funeral service for Mike Buckles, 59, of Broken Bow, Sept. 24, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Broken Bow with burial in the Martin, S.D., Cemetery. Mike Buckles passed away Sept. 21 in his home. Survivors include his wife Kim Buckles of Broken Bow; sons Jason Buckles of Merriman, and Tigh Buckles of Lincoln; brother Bob Buckles and wife Cindy of Ainsworth; a niece, nephew and other family members.

* Funeral service for Wiley P. Lentz, 82, of Ainsworth, Sept. 23, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Wiley Lentz passed away Sept. 19 in the Good Samaritan Health Systems at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Shirley M. Lentz of Ainsworth; children Kathy Emmons and Bill Shelton of Cheyenne, Wyo., Bill Lentz and wife Connie of David City, Tom Lentz and wife Mika of McCook, Robert "Bob" Lentz and wife Maranda of Fort Lee, Va., and Stacey Gilliland and husband Travis of Ainsworth; 10 grandchildren; brothers Fred Lentz and wife Lois of Elkhorn, Elmer Lentz and wife Jackie of Ainsworth, and Steve Lentz and wife Sandi of Long Pine; sister Nancy Goodwin of Cody; sister-in-law Shirley J. Lentz of Ainsworth; brothers-in-law Gene Burdick and wife Mary Ann of Lakewood, Colo., Ken Burdick and wife Rose of Arlington, Ore., and Dick Burdick and wife Jane of Arvada, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Wilmer Eli "Bud" McConnell, 82, of Atkinson, Sept. 20, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Bud McConnell passed away Sept. 15 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include children Vic McConnell and wife Bev of Atkinson, Roger McConnell and wife Patricia of Omaha, Bob McConnell of Rapid City, Pat McConnell and wife Tina of Orlando, Fla., Tim McConnell and wife Suk of Tacoma, Wash., and Dianne Coffin and husband David of Lincoln; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Marilyn Thomas of Lincoln; brother Richard McConnell and wife Karen of Seward; and sister-in-law Vivian Krysl and husband Alvin of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Naoma M. Polen, 96, of Fremont formerly of Bassett, Sept. 14, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Naoma Polen passed away Sept.10 in the Arbor Manor at Fremont. Survivors include sons Albert Polen of Long Pine, and Marlowe Polen and wife Phyllis of Cedar Bluffs; daughter Lavonne Polen of Fremont; daughter-in-law Barbara Polen of Loup City; son-in-law Lowell Peterson of York; 29 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Davis of Bassett; half-sister Beverly Paxton of Caldwell, Idaho; sister-in-law Mabel Braun of Atkinson; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Danial R. Kocian, 40, of Butte, Sept. 13, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Danial Kocian passed away Sept. 9 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill.

* Mass of Christian Burial for Alicia Ross, 24, of Valentine, Sept. 11, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine with burial in the Assentation Chapel Cemetery near Wewela, S.D. Alicia Ross passed away Sept. 7 as a result of an automobile accident near Valentine. Survivors include her parents Wes and Donella Ross of Millboro, S.D.; fiancee Brandon Bennett of Valentine; brothers Joe Ross of Pratt, Kan., and Jake Ross of Callaway; sisters Beth Ross of Millboro, S.D., and Scotti Ross of Callaway; grandfather Bernard Ross of Millboro; and a niece.

* Funeral service for Derek Murray Hall, 19, of Spearfish, S.D., Sept. 7, in the Countryside Church at Spearfish with burial in the Norden Cemetery. Derek Hall passed away Aug. 30 in the Spearfish Regional Hospital as a result of a motorcycle-vehicle accident. Survivors include his parents Brent and Kendrea Hall of Spearfish; brother Damian Hall of Spearfish; grandparents Charlene and Russ Fox of Ainsworth, Bob Hall of St. Paul, and Val and Rosalie Fletcher of Ainsworth; great-grandmothers Norma Fletcher of Ravenna, and Martha Frew of Norden; three aunts; and two uncles.

* Funeral service for Edward Prentice, 81, of Gordon formerly of Springview, Sept. 7, in the Gordon United Methodist Church. Edward Prentice passed away Aug. 29 at Gordon. Survivors include his wife Hazel Prentice of Gordon; three children; grandchildren; brother Harold Prentice of Springview; and sisters Dixie Hespe of Springview, and Anna Belle Evert of Gordon.

* Funeral service for Neva Ray (Brown) Marsh, 85, of Norfolk formerly of Bassett, Sept. 2, in the First United Methodist Church of Norfolk with burial in the Prospect Hill Cemetery. Neva Marsh passed away Aug. 27 in the Tabitha House at Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Virgil "Bud" Ohmberger, 90, of Broken Bow formerly of the Sargent and Ainsworth area, Aug. 30, in the Broken Bow United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Sargent with military honors. Bud Ohmberger passed away Aug. 27 in the Heritage Hall Nursing Home at Broken Bow. Survivors include his wife Irene Ohmberger of Broken Bow; sons Fred Ohmberger and Sharon Walker of Burwell, and James Ohmberger and wife Pat of Lincoln; daughter Millicent Orvis and husband Rick of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters Hazel Gruber of Minden, and Dorothy Moravec of Burwell; and step-children Tammy Kleeb and husband Ernie of Broken Bow, Fred Duryea of Valentine, and Ed Duryea of Merna.

* Funeral service for Laura H. Cline, 98, of Ainsworth formerly of the Goose Creek Community, Aug. 24, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Laura Cline passed away Aug. 19 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include son Johnny Cline and wife Deanna of Valentine; daughter Beverly Fenner and husband Eric of Gothenburg; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Wilma Williams of Buena Vista, Colo., and Marion Rumsey and husband Bob of Idaho; sister-in-law Twila Lehn of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Lenna K. Weber, 40, of Friend formerly of Springview, Aug. 23, in the Friend United Church of Christ with interment in the Andrew Cemetery. Lenna Weber passed away Aug. 19 in the Fillmore County Hospital at Geneva. Survivors include her husband Dustin Weber of Friend; daughter Vivian of Friend; parents Ernest and Karen Hallock of Springview; sisters Amy Johnson and husband Erik of Springview, and Beverly Razon and husband Perto of Denver, Colo.; parents-in-law Tom and Glady Weber; brothers-in-law Darren Weber and wife Miriam of Crete, and Darrol Weber of Fort Collins, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Margie Ann VonHeeder, 97, of Kearney formerly of Ainsworth, Aug. 23, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Margie VonHeeder passed away Aug. 20 in the Mother Hull Home at Kearney. Survivors include sons John Curwin VonHeeder and wife Linda of Texline, Texas, and Clinton Edwin VonHeeder and wife Anna of Plains, Mont.; daughter Alice Marie Holmes and husband Donivan of Elm Creek; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 15-great-great-grandchildren; sister Mabel Braun of Atkinson; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Martha A. Pfeifer, 84, of Spencer, Aug. 22, in the Spencer United Methodist Church with burial in the Union Cemetery. Martha Pfeifer passed away Aug. 17 in the Heart Hospital at Sioux Falls, S.D.

* A memorial service for Mary Ann McColister, 84, of Valentine, Aug. 19, in the St. John's Episcopal Church of Valentine. Mary Ann McColister passed away Aug. 12 in her home. Survivors include daughters Deborah Hammer, Pamela Markus and Elizabeth Lampton; and sister Beverly Wharton.

* A graveside service for Getha W. Swanson, 94, of Bassett, Aug. 17, in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Getha Swanson passed away Aug. 14 in the Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include children Harold Cook and wife Dorothy of Central City, Barbara Regier and husband John of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Stan Cook and wife Patsy of Springview; 14 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; step-children Don Swanson and wife Mary of Newport, and Loretta Muhr and husband Lee of Gering; 14 step-grandchildren; 36 step-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law Judy Tarpley of Madison, S.D., and Diana Haller of Pierce; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Kurt Lueken, 59, of Omaha formerly of Lynch, Aug. 16, in the Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church of Lynch with burial in the Parish Cemetery. Kurt Lueken passed away Aug. 9 in the Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha.

* Funeral service for Albert F. "Bud" Krobot, 89, of Stuart, Aug. 13, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Bud Krobot passed away Aug. 10 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Agnes Krobot of Stuart; sons Charles Krobot and wife Mary Ellen of Omaha, and James Krobot and wife Marilyn of Stuart; daughter Mary Ellen Key and husband Elwin of Ararat, N.C.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Kathleen Evelyn Steinhauser, 95, of Stuart, Aug. 12, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Kathleen Steinhauser passed away Aug. 8 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Jerry Steinhauser and wife Sharon of Stuart, Kenny Steinhauser and wife Sandra of Stuart, and Terry Steinhauser and wife Melody of Waterloo; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Faye L. Ballagh, 69, of Independence, Mo., Aug. 12, in the St. John's Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Faye Ballagh passed away Aug. 7 at Kansas City, Mo. Survivors include daughters Cherie Wood of Alabaster, Ala., and Sheila Whitney of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren; and sister Janet Kliment and husband Dennis of Atkinson.

* Mass of Christian burial for Rose Ohri, 91, of Spencer, Aug. 12, in the Spencer St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Rose Ohri passed away Aug. 8 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Eleanor R. Carpenter, 88, of Bassett, Aug. 10, in the Emmanuel Community Church of Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Eleanor Carpenter passed away Aug. 7 in the Rock County Long Term Care. Survivors include sons Allan Carpenter and wife Ellen of Bassett, and LeRoy Carpenter and wife Jackie of Bassett; daughters Roberta Spann and husband Larry of Gregory, S.D., and Gaylene Simones and husband John of Caldwell, Idaho; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Renelda Clark of Riverside, Calif., and Harriett Foster and husband Robert of Bloomfield, N.M.; sisters-in-law Lorraine Carpenter of Amelia, Marge Engleman of Cody, Wyo., and Renee Carpenter of Logan, N.M.; brother-in-law Floyd Carpenter of Logan; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Tommie F. Boska, 89, of Spencer, Aug. 9, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer. Tommie Boska passed away Aug. 3 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Willard E. Teadke, 76, of Lynch, Aug. 8, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer with burial in the Bristow Cemetery. Willard Teadke passed away Aug. 5 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Word has been received of the death of Bonnie Jean (Kloppel) Henne, 81, of Valentine formerly of Ainsworth. Bonnie Henne passed away Aug. 2. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Survivors include sons Steve Gaskins and wife Kathy of Brighton, Colo., and Jerry Gaskins and wife Georgia of Paonia, Colo.; daughter Connie Hoffman and husband Lee of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sister Donna Nelson of Omaha. Online condolences may be sent to Connie Hoffman, 6521 Nogalas Circle, Lincoln, NE 68516 or online at www.aspenaftercare.com.  

* Funeral service for Terry G. Ruegge, 69, of O'Neill, Aug. 3, in the Christ Lutheran Church of O'Neill with burial in the O'Neill Cemetery with military rites. Terry Ruegge passed away July 29 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Dean P. Kloppel, 87, of Ainsworth,  July 31, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Dean Kloppel passed away July 26 in the Bryan LGH Medical Center East at Lincoln. Survivors include children John Kloppel and wife Paula of Columbus, Carrie DeLancey and husband Doug of Lincoln, and James Kloppel and wife Marci of Staplehurst; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Bonnie Henne of Valentine, and Donna Nelson of Omaha; and nieces and nephews.

* Mass of Christian burial for Carl J. Bechtold, 56, of Butte, July 30, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the Knoll Crest Cemetery near Naper. Carl Bechtold passed away July 25 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Ramona Welch, 82, of Valentine, July 27, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Ramona Welch passed away July 22 at Kearney. Survivors include her husband Gary Welch of Valentine; sons Jim Welch of Valentine, and Terry Welch of Valentine; brother Dick Green of Valentine; and sisters Alrene Robinson of Gooding, Idaho, and Ruth McCollister of San Angelo, Texas.

* Funeral service for Roger Dennis Christiansen, 63, of York, July 26, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Roger Christiansen passed away July 20 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include daughters Traci Harper and husband Marvin of Ocean Springs, Miss., Taunia Stohr and husband Carl of Yankton, S.D., and Tera Newcombe and husband Tommy of Norfolk; three grandchildren; sisters Judy Dye of Neligh, Joyce Risor and husband Ray of Saronville, Janice McGuire and Vail Boller of Ainsworth, Jean Christiansen of O'Neill, and Jill Hipke and husband Wynn of Stuart; and brother Rodney Christiansen and Marcene Classen of Hutchinson, Kan.

* Funeral service for Ruth G. Hallock, 92, of Springview, July 25, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Ruth Hallock passed away July 21 in Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include sons Ernest Hallock and wife Karen of Springview, and Steve Hallock and wife Chris of Springview; daughters Sue Weston and husband Ben of Springview, Connie Larrington and husband Gale of Springview, and Betty Chrans of Bassett; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Margaret "Peg" Carlson of Bassett; sisters-in-law Maxine Jamison of Springview, and Ann Jamison of O'Neill; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Richard "Rich" Meyer, 67, of Adams, formerly of Ainsworth, Bassett and Aurora, July 24, in the Aurora United Methodist Church with a private family inurnment. Rich Meyer passed away July 19 in his home. Survivors include his wife Connie Meyer of Adams; daughter Laurie Meyer of Phoenix, Ariz., and her special friend Jeff Blackden of San Jose, Calif.; sons Bryan Meyer and wife LeAnne of Lincoln, and Kevin Meyer and special friend Kristen Rademacher of Filley; six grandchildren; sister Daveta Brader and husband Dick of Glenville; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Joseph Hejna, 89, of Tyndall, S.D., July 24, in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church of Tabor, S.D. Joseph Hejna passed away July 21 at Tyndall. Survivors in the area include daughter Joyce Sedlacek and husband Duane of Johnstown; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Francis Duffy, 99, of Long Pine, July 23, in the Bassett Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Francis Duffy passed away July 18 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include daughter Jo Stec of Long Pine; grandson Jason Stec and wife Malissa of Long Pine; four great-grandchildren; cousins and other family members.

* Funeral service for Pauline A. Kozisek, 78, of Ainsworth, July 22, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Pauline Kozisek passed away July 17 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Dan Kozisek of Ainsworth; daughter Colleen Viola and husband, John of Fort Worth, Texas; sons Mark Kozisek and wife Joni of Ainsworth, and Greg Kozisek and wife Sue of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Richard Birkel and wife Karen of Omaha; sister-in-law Gladys Birkel of Papillion; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Louiese Hronek, 91, of Valentine, July 20, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Louiese Hronek passed away July 13 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center at Bassett. Survivors include her son Mike Hronek of Oakdale; daughter Jan Smith of Valentine; and sister Marie Peters of Pender.

* Funeral service for Edward LeRoy "Duke" Hoffman, 87, of Atkinson, July 18, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Duke Hoffman passed away July 15 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include sons Roger Hoffman and wife Mary Jo of Fort Collins, Colo., and Gary Hoffman and wife Janet of O'Neill; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law Esther Syfie of O'Neill, Rose Frickel of Atkinson, Lillian Marquardt and husband Allen of Norfolk, and Pat Hoffman of Sun City, Ariz.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Memorial service for Virginia Litz, 91, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho formerly of Bassett, July 15, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bassett. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery.  She passed away March 31 at her home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Survivors include a son; Ronald Litz and wife Carlene of Coeur d'Alene. Son-in-law; Robert Berger of Kirksville, Missouri. Four grandsons; Robert and Brian Litz, Steven and Michael Berger.  Ten great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Betty Jane Hoffman, 89, of Atkinson, formerly of Naper, July 15, at Seger Funeral Home in Stuart with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. She passed away July 10 in the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital at Yankton, S.D. She is survived by sons; Jerry Hoffman and wife Patricia of Winner, South Dakota, and Dwain Hoffman and wife Linda of Bristow. 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

* Graveside service for Forrest L. “Bus” Swan, 93, of Springview, July 13, in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Springview.  He passed away July 10 in the Golden Living Center at Broken Bow. Survivors include his wife Shirley Swan of Springview.  Daughter; Vicki Hendricks and husband Bill of Broken Bow.  Sons;  Michael Swan of Springview, Steve Swan and wife Joan of Springview and Gregory Swan and wife Sandra of Mills. 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Sisters-in-law;  Wanda Swan of Kadoka, South Dakota, Cornelia Swan of St. Francis, South Dakota, Velman Oatman and husband Vernon of Broken Bow, and Mildred Painter of Stuart along with nieces, nephews and many friends.

* Funeral service for Charles Ray Cravens, 63, of Atkinson, July 13, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson. He passed away July 9 in Bryan LGH East at Lincoln. Charles Cravens is survived by his wife Arlene of Atkinson, children; Charlotte Cravens Cunningham and husband Jon of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Christopher Ray Cravens of Wolverhampton, England and Simon Cravens of Staffordshire, England. 5 grandhildren, 1 great-granchild. 5 sisters; Martha, Ruby, Rose, Judy, and Beverly.

* Funeral service for Hera B. Rossman, 93, of Atkinson, July 12 in St. John’s Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Atkinson. Hera Rossman passed away July 9 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Hera Rossman is survived by sons; Gaylord Glenn Rossman and wife Liz of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Melvin Rossman and wife Pearl of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, and Truman Rossman and wife Janell of Atkinson. A daughter; Lee Johnston and husband Jim of O’Neill. 19 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

* Funeral services for Margaret A. Clapper, 94, of Ainsworth, July 12 in the Zion Lutheran Church of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery.  She passed away on  July 5 in the Ainsworth Care Center.  Survivors include: Children: Margaret “Tedi” Carlson & husband Gary of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, Kip Clapper & wife Sandra of Anchorage, Alaska, David Clapper & wife Sandra of Omaha,                 Elaine Bernhardt & husband Ron of Giltner, and Audrey Kramer & husband Kenneth of Ainsworth. 12 grandchildren. 14 great-grandchildren. Sister: Ruth Luehrs of Long Pine. Plus nieces & nephews.

* Funeral service for Jack Dillon, 78, of Springview, July 11, in the New Hope Community Church of Springview with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Jack Dillon passed away at Sioux Falls, S.D., July 8.

* Graveside service for Cameron M. Lewis, 18, of Newport, July 11, in the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport.  He passed away on July 6 in his home near Newport. Survivors include:  His father Milton Lewis of Newport. Sisters: Victoria Bowling & husband Jim & their daughter Hannah of Colome, South Dakota, Serenity Lewis of Newport and her special friend Eric Spilinek of Elba. Uncles: Dusty Lewis & wife Brenda of Bassett, Gaylen Lewis & wife Sherry of Dunning, and Shad Lewis of Bassett. Aunts: Melanie Martin & husband Jack of Springview. Tanji Petr & husband Randy of Hastings. Plus other family and friends.

* A graveside service and interment of cremains will be held in the fall for Graydon LeRoy "Pete" Phipps, 91, of Valentine. He passed away July 5 at Pineview Good Samaritan Center in Valentine. There will be no public viewing. Survivors include: Wife, Violet Phipps of Valentine. Four children; Leona Black of Valentine, Helen Renshaw of Omaha, John Phipps of Moore, Oklahoma, Tommy Phipps of Wamsutter, Wyoming. Two sisters; Betty Sherman of Valentine and Wilma Guethlein of North Platte. Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine is in charge of arrangements.

* Funeral service with Military Honors for Jack C. Clausen, 88, of Lincoln, formerly of Ainsworth, July 9 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.  He passed away July 2 in the Gateway Living Center at Lincoln. His wife: Jean Clausen of Lincoln. Son: Jerry Clausen & wife Teri of Lincoln. Daughter: Jill Shaffer & husband Bruce of Norfolk. Daughter-in-law: Mary Clausen of Lincoln. 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

* A Mass of Christian burial for Gary Chvala, 64, of O'Neill, July 8, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Spencer. He passed away July 2 in his home.

* Funeral Services for Charles P. “Bump” Gudgel, 88, of Ainsworth July 6 at the Congregational United Church of Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away July 2 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.  Survivors include 2-Sons: Charles Gudgel of Lewisville, Texas, Paul Gudgel and wife, Valerie of Park River, North Dakota. 2-Daughters: Lesa Barnum of Ainsworth, and Emily Goodoien and husband, Randi of Gilby, North Dakota. 10 grandchildren. 5 great-grandchildren. 4-Sisters: Pearl Brokosky of Grand Island, Ida Belle Fernau and husband, Lavern of Nampa, Idaho, Sharon Jochem and husband, Dean of Ainsworth, Sherrill Hershiser and husband, Bob of Baldwin City, Kansas.1-Brother: Jack Gudgel of Scottsbluff. Sister-in-law: Blanche Gudgel of Ainsworth. Numerous nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Jaxon Dale Muehlmeier, infant son of Eric and Marla (Reiser) Muehlmeier of Norfolk,  July 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk with burial in the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Norfolk. He passed away June 30 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Louis Walters, 93, of Chambers, July 5, at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with burial in the Chambers Cemetery. He passed away July 1 at the Golden Living Center in O'Neill. He is survived by two sons, Rich Walters and wife Judy of Ainsworth and Don (Boog) Walters and wife Karen of Chambers. Seven grandchilden and eleven great-grandchildren. Sister, Lena Roe of Chambers.

* Funeral service for Arnold J. Krull, 100, of Ainsworth  July 5 in the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth with a graveside service July 6 in the Glenvil, Nebraska Cemetery. He passed away June 30 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include his wife Aurelia of Ainsworth. Children; Marelyn Baugher and husband Richard of Holdrege, Connie Johnson and husband Charles of Sutton, and Richard Krull of Bellingham, Washington. Seven grandchildren. Five great-grandchildren. Two great-great-children. Step-children; Susetta Almondrode and husband Roger of Friona, Texas, Ruth (Wendell) Downs of Middletown, Missouri, Joyce Harp of Ainsworth, Mark Schneidereit of Booker, Texas and Karen Rooney and husband Bob of Brewster. Fifteen step-grandchildren. Twenty five step-great-grandchildren. Six step-great-great-grandchildren. 

* Graveside memorial service for Theodore R. Kasparie, Jr., 64, of Long Pine  July 5 in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. He passed away June 29 in his home. Survivors include three daughters; Penny Waits and husband Bart of Ainsworth, Heather Ruhe and husband Vince of Grand Island, and Jessica Kasparie of Bassett. Five grandchildren. Sister; Betty Jo Calif and husband Gene of Long Pine. Brothers; John H. Kaspari of McPherson, Kansas, George Andrew "Andy" Kaspari-Hofferber and wife Mary Ann of Ft. Collins, Colorado, William "Bill" Kaspari of Grand Junction, Colorado. Nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Barbara Cadwallader, 78, of Stuart, July 2, in the Stuart Community Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. She passed away June 28, in her home. Survivors include children Roy Cadwallader and wife Lou Ann of Stuart, Tami Klemp and husband Lawrence of Yuma, Ariz., and Jean Doty and husband Mike of O'Neill; 14 grandchildren; brother Gene Herron of Stuart; and sister Caroline Tokarchik and husband Tom of Aurora, Colo.

* A memorial service for Lonnie D. Fales, 73, of Bassett, will be held at a later date. Lonnie Fales passed away June 23 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Patty Fales of Bassett; children Rodney Bradford of Las Vegas, Nev., Andy Fales and wife Lisa of Bassett, LeAnn Franklin and husband Matt of Bassett, and Kim Ost and husband Matt of Bassett; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; brothers Burton Fales and wife Jannie of Seattle, Wash., Manny Fales of Seattle, and Bill Fales and wife Annabelle of Torrington, Wyo.; sister Shirley Carpenter of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Dorothy Ann Mapes, 58, of Long Pine, June 29, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Dorothy Mapes passed away June 23 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Dale Mapes Jr. of Long Pine; daughters JoLynn Drake and husband Dale of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Amanda Hendrix and husband Troy of Kansas City, Mo.; mother Rosie Warnke of Ainsworth; brother Steve Warnke of Long Pine; sister Betty Larson and husband Lloyd of Newport; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Karen Sue Ferris, 58, of Inman, June 28, in the O'Neill United Methodist Church with burial in the O'Neill City Cemetery. Karen Ferris passed away June 25 in the Antelope County Memorial Hospital at Neligh. Survivors include her husband Gary Ferris of Inman; children Mary Pease and husband Clint of Emmet, Jim Ferris and wife Misty of Inman, Marjaul Ferris-Chapman of Kansas, Gregory Ferris and wife Geneva of Omaha, Garth Ferris and wife Krista of Sidney, Gabriel Ferris and wife Amy of Inman, and Garrett Ferris of O'Neill; numerous grandchildren; and brother Robert Coenen and wife Linda of Spencer.

* A celebration of life service for Kenneth Jones, 69, of Ainsworth, June 28, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with a private family inurnment in the Buffalo Flats Cemetery. Kenneth Jones passed away June 22 in his home. Survivors include his wife Carolyn Jones of Ainsworth; sons Shane Jones and wife Jenn of Ainsworth, and Darian Jones of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; mother Lois Jones of Ainsworth; sisters Lila Jones of Amarillo, Texas, and Rena Cathey of Amarillo; sister-in-law Carol Jones of Ainsworth; brother-in-law Larry McConnell of Fremont; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Eileen Brown, 73, of Fremont formerly of Atkinson, June 27, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Eileen Brown passed away June 20 in the Nye Legacy Center at Fremont. Survivors include her husband Don Brown of Fremont; children Dottie Anderson of Fremont, Daniel Brown and wife Jody of Blair, Monte Brown and wife Jenise of Omaha, Jerry Brown and wife Jayma of Fremont, and Joel Brown of Omaha; 10 grandchildren; brothers Jack Osborne and wife Janice of Atkinson, Dale Osborne and wife Eileen of Atkinson, and Orville Osborne and wife Donna of Atkinson; sister Bonnie Bilstein and husband Dick of Atkinson; sister-in-law Pat Jefferies of Kearney; and brother-in-law Richard Ulrich of Omaha.

* Word has been received of the death of Ainsworth graduate Amy J. (McDuffee) Collins, 40, of Omaha. Amy Collins passed away June 18 in the Josie Harper Hospice House of Omaha. Funeral service was held June 21 at LaVista with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery at Omaha. Survivors include her son Aaron Collins, of Omaha; parents Bob McDuffee of Albion, and Maxine Thome of Spalding; siblings Bob McDuffee and wife Tracy of Illinois, Regina McDuffee of New Jersey, Gary McDuffee and wife Tina of Columbus; half-sisters DJ McDuffee of Colorado, and Angie Sorenson of Lincoln; nieces, nephews, aunts uncles and cousins.

* Funeral service for Marjorie Timmermans, 99, of Atkinson, June 26, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Marjorie Timmermans passed away June 20 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include daughters Glen Rose Weymouth and husband Monty of Fort Collins, Colo., and Lois Thorn and husband Mike of Minden; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for William "Bill" Stibor, 49, of Lincoln, formerly of Ainsworth and Bassett, June 24, in the First-Plymouth Congregational Church of Lincoln. Survivors include his parents David and Judy Stibor of Bassett; sisters Brenda Stibor-Bahan and husband Michael Bahan of Omaha, and Susan Stibor and her friend Joshua Buser of Lincoln; two nephews; and aunts and uncles.

* Funeral service for Sandra Lee Nekuda, 47, of Wisner formerly of Stuart, June 21, in Seger Funeral Home of Stuart with burial to be held at a later date. Sandy Nekuda passed away June 17 in the Faith Regional Hospital at Norfolk. Survivors include her husband Tommy Nekuda of Wisner; children Malaki Nekuda and Tawny Nekuda, both of Wisner; parents Dennis Brainard and wife Rose of McCook, and Patricia Kalenda and husband Stan of Colome, S.D.; sisters Connie Dostal and husband Mike of North Bend, Nikki Fletcher and husband Travis of Scribner, and Danielle Kalenda of Colome, S.D.; and brothers James Nekuda of Scribner, Mike Nekuda and wife Angie of Scribner, and Clint Nekuda and wife Tiresa of Grand Island.

* Funeral service for Elsie Graham, 96, of Gordon formerly of Winner, S.D., June 21, in the Mason Funeral Home of Winner with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Elsie Graham passed away June 15 in the Countryside Care Center at Gordon. Survivors include sons Donald Graham and wife Peggy, and Larry Graham and wife Linda; nine grandchildren; daughter-in-law Caroline Graham; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* Mass of Christian burial for Gertrude Connot, 85, of Valentine, June 21, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Gertrude Connot passed away June 15 at North Platte. Survivors include sons Robert Connot of Valentine, Don Connot of Omaha, Bill Connot of Lincoln, Dennis Connot of Valentine, Ray Connot of Neligh, Jim Connot of Grand Island, and Brett Connot of Bellevue; daughters Diane Smith of Lenexa, Kan., Myrna Newman of Platte City, Mo., and Julie Rice of Grand Island; and brothers Melvin "Bud" Meyers of Kansas, and George Meyers of California.

* A graveside service for Elton K. Painter, 77, of Ainsworth, June 18, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Elton Painter passed away June 15 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include brother Oliver Painter and wife Shirley of Rapid City, S.D.; sisters Velma Oatman and husband Vernon of Broken Bow, and Shirley Swan and husband Forrest of Springview; sister-in-law Mildred Painter of Stuart; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Kevin D. Bowers, 55, of Ainsworth, June 14, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Kevin Bowers passed away June 9 near Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Cara Bowers of Ainsworth; children Sarah Bowers of Des Moines, Iowa, and Jeremiah Bowers of Evergreen, Colo.; step-daughters Tashia Foster and husband Jeff of Ankeny, Iowa, Kasey Allen of Bloomfield, Iowa, Caitlyn Iverson and husband Tucker of Bassett, Jami Haskell of Ainsworth, and Halli Haskell of Ainsworth; mother Sylvia Bowers of Englewood, Colo.; father-in-law Newell McCoy of Springview; brothers Jeff Bowers and wife Gail of Evergreen, Colo., and Mike Bowers and wife Diana of Littleton, Colo.; sisters Kim Parazoo and husband Joe of Sheridan, Ore., and Shelly Miller and husband Bob of Leadville, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for David A. Cole, 76, of Ainsworth, June 12, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Dave Cole passed away June 8 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include his wife Judy Cole of Ainsworth; daughters Teri Soles and husband Greg of Ainsworth, and Joni Kozisek and husband Mark of Ainsworth; son Chad Cole and wife Lisa of Omaha; 10 grandchildren; brother Alanson Cole of Ainsworth; sisters Betty Wales of Ainsworth, and Dona Gibson of Springview; sisters-in-law Dorothy Cole of Ainsworth, and Shirley Crone and husband Floyd of Ainsworth; brother-in-law Jim Walton and wife Ginger of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews. 

* A memorial service for Richard K. Friedrich, 74, of Spencer, June 12, in the Spencer United Methodist Church followed by a private family graveside service. Richard Friedrich passed away June 7 at Omaha.

* A memorial service for Bruce Kennedy, 78, of Gothenburg, June 12, in the First Presbyterian Church of Gothenburg. Survivors include daughter Dana Weckesser of Reston, Va.; sons Jeff Kennedy of Gothenburg, and Jason Kennedy of McCook; five grandchildren; sisters Jeane Sorenson of O'Neill, and Louise Spear of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and mother-in-law Miriam Carr of Springview.

* Funeral service for Vernon E. Jamison, 93, of O'Neill, June 12, in the Faith Community Church of O'Neill with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Vernon Jamison passed away June 7 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill. Survivors include his wife Ann Jamison of O'Neill; children Ruth Schiffern of O'Neill, Robert Jamison and wife Willie of Fremont, Barbara Carr and husband Dennis of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., and Carol Painter and husband Bob of Springview; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters Margaret "Peg" Carlson of Bassett, and Ruth Hallock of Bassett; and sister-in-law Maxine Jamison of Springview.

* Funeral service for LaVonne Elizabeth King, 74, of Stuart, June 8, in the Stuart Community Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. LaVonne King passed away June 4 in her home. Survivors include her sons Dennis Dvorak and wife Lisa of Georgia, Aaron King and wife Tara of Stuart, and Faron King and wife Joleen of Stuart; step-sons Terry King and wife Diane of Lincoln, and Steve King and wife Louise of Gillette, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren; and sister Lois Cyrus and husband Charles.

* A graveside service for Donald "Mac" Carrier, 77, of Valentine, June 7, at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Mac Carrier passed away June 3 in the Nebraska Veterans Home at Grand Island. Survivors include sons Steve Carrier and Mike Carrier; daughter Kim Sims; and siblings Florence Osburn, Estele Roseberry, Joyce Welch and Harold Carrier.

* Funeral service for Mable Mulhair, 91, of Lynch, June 7, in the Lynch United Methodist Church with burial in the Alford Cemetery near Monowi. Mable Mulhair passed away June 1 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney.

* Funeral service for Robert Stoeger Sr., 78, of Valentine, June 7, in the Valentine Berean Church with burial in the Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine. Roger Stoeger Sr. passed away June 2 in his home. Survivors include his wife Norma Stoeger of Valentine; daughter Karen Gill of Valentine; sons Robert Stoeger Jr. of Valentine, Gary Stoeger of Valentine, Mark Stoeger of Valentine, Doug Stoeger of Valentine, and David Stoeger of Valentine; and sisters Gail Keeler of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Mary Ann Perrett of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Warren D. Collins, 91, of Butte, June 6, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Butte with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Warren Collins passed away June 1 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Duane B. Emerson, 71, of Bassett, May 28, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport. Duane Emerson passed away May 23 in his home. Survivors include his wife Connie Emerson of Bassett; children Bradley Emerson and wife Bonnie of Bassett, Sonya Robbie of Fort Collins, Colo., Jennifer Schroeder and husband Greg of Lincoln, and Melissa Crooker and husband Jerred of Kearney; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister Merry Snodgrass and husband Warren of Orchard; brother Arthur Emerson and wife Chris of Fairplay, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Helen Slaymaker, 90, of Atkinson, May 27, in the First Presbyterian Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery.  Helen Slaymaker passed away May 23 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include daughters Sandra Slaymaker of Atkinson, and Mary Lou Brinkman and husband David of Laramie, Wyo.; son Wesley "Robb" Slaymaker of O'Neill; sister Margaret Keidel of Stuart; brother-in-law Laurence Slaymaker of Atkinson; sisters-in-law Jean Carlisle of Jonesboro, Ark., and Avis Hickerson of Fullerton; six grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Elaine Larrington, 86, of Ainsworth, May 25, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Elaine Larrington passed away May 20 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include sons Brad Waits and wife Cammie of Ainsworth, and Bart Waits and wife Penny of Ainsworth; two grandchildren; sister Lois Kauffman of Scottsbluff; step-children Judy Saville and husband Jerry of Tehachapi, Calif., Marvel Appleton and husband Bill of St. Joseph, Mo., Gale Larrington and wife Connie of Springview, Elton Larrington and wife Ellen of Elizabethtown, Ky., LaDonna Everts and husband Warren of McCook, and Peggy Stafford and husband Richard of Lancaster, Calif.; brother-in-law Les Waits and wife Norma of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Melba Bejot and husband Francis of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service with military honors for Merritt A. Plantz, 92, of Rosharon, Texas, May 25, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Merritt Plantz passed away May 21 at Rosharon. Survivors include daughters Estelle Baker and husband Ken of Lincoln, Jean Walz and husband Mike of Rosharon, and Chris Shriver and husband Jerry of Omaha; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister-in-law Pauline Plantz of Juniata; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside memorial service for Robert W. Jackson, 77, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth, May 25, at the Buffalo Flats Cemetery. Robert Jackson passed away Dec. 26, 2012, in the Rapid City Regional Hospice House. Survivors include his wife Nancy Jackson of Rapid City; son Bob Jackson and wife Diana of Kansas City, Mo.; daughters Fay Ludens and husband Don of Rapid City, and Kathy Mosier and husband Don of Grand Junction, Colo.; four grandchildren; sister Nellie Johnson of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Robert Kenaston, 84, of Springview, May 24, in the Keya Paha County Elementary multi-purpose room at Springview with burial in the Kenaston Cemetery. Bob Kenaston passed away Jan. 31 in the McAllen Medical Center at McAllen, Texas. Survivors include his wife Arvilla Kenaston of Springview; son Roger Kenaston and wife Sharon of Lyons; daughter Vanessa Kenaston of Springview; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Faye Ann Braun, 59, of Springview, May 24, in the Keya Paha County High School Auditorium with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery near Mills. Faye Braun passed away May 20.

* Funeral service for Claudia Jo Koenig, 27, of Bassett, May 23, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Newport Cemetery. Claudia Koenig passed away May 20 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Survivors include her daughter Lura Ann Koenig of Johnstown; mother Darolyn Cool of Lexington; brothers Chad Peterson of Ansley, George Peterson of Ansley, and Clark Johanson of Lexington; sisters Cecilia Rinchart and husband Benjamin of Omaha, Abigail Kugler and husband Chase of Lexington, and Lura Johanson of Grand Island; aunt Pam Peterson of Bassett; grandmother Georgia Peterson of Bassett; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Amos G. Assarsson, 31, of Ainsworth, May 23, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Amos Assarsson passed away May 18 in the Good Samaritan Health System at Kearney. Survivors include his parents Bill and Deb Assarsson of Ainsworth; brothers Josh Assarsson of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Festus Assarsson of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Brooke Assarsson of Ainsworth; grandparents Elizabeth Strand of Ainsworth, Clifford and Pauline Assarsson of Ainsworth, and Virginia Oman of Kearney; great-grandmother Ruth Assarsson of Bassett; and several other family members.

* Funeral service for Loraine Fay, 64, of Crookston, May 20, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Crookston Cemetery. Loraine Fay passed away May 13 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Wilbur Fay of Crookston; sons Andrew Fay, Michael Fay, Daniel Fay, Matthew Fay, Joseph Fay, Mark Fay and Jeff Fay; and daughter Christina Fay Thin Elk.

* Funeral service for Clayton H. Chase, 85, of Ainsworth, May 18, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Clayton Chase passed away May 15 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Carol Chase of Ainsworth; daughters Paige Coash and husband Don of Bassett, and Kathy Leach and husband Lanny of Benbrook, Texas; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Mickey Chase and wife Beth of Ainsworth, and Tom Bjorklund and wife Rosanne of Houston, Texas; sister Janice Rosane of St. Edward; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Jane Lois Slattery, 54, of Bassett, May 15, in the Bassett Assembly of God Church with a private family inurnment. Jane Slattery passed away May 10 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include her husband Steve Slattery of Bassett; children Jennifer Slattery of O'Neill, Jason Slattery and wife Lynn of Bassett, Sarah Thurston and husband Clifford of Norfolk, and Steven Slattery and wife Rebecca of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; mother-in-law Dorthy Slattery of Wickenburg, Ariz.; brothers John Leder and wife Phyllis of Mosinee, Wis., Jerry Leder and wife Millie of Mosinee, Jay Leder and wife Joyce of Mercer, Wis., and Jeff Leder and wife Debbie of Schofield, Wis.; sisters Joan Haase of Stevens Point, Wis., Judy Boreman of Stevens Point, and Jill Roserow and husband Ernest of Almond, Wis.; and nieces and nephews. 

* A graveside service for Bruce Kabella, 63, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of O'Neill and Ainsworth, May 13, in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Bruce Kabella passed away May 6 in the Lourdes Hospital at Paducah. Survivors include his wife Jean Kabella of Paducah; father Bill Mitchell of Wood Lake; sons David Kabella of Wasilla, Alaska, Troy Kabella of Yankton, S.D., and Lonnie Kabella and wife Dawn of Yankton; five grandchildren; and two nephews.

* A graveside memorial service for Cody E. McCullough, 26, of Bassett, May 11, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Cody McCullough passed away May 3 in a two-vehicle accident near Bassett. Survivors include his mother Debbie McCullough of Bassett; sisters Keri McCullough and significant other Bryce Henson of Riverside, Calif., and Amy McCullough of Bassett; brother Jeffrey Larson of Valentine; seven nephews; grandparents Norman and Sharon Larson of Kingston, Okla.; and many other family members.

* A memorial service with military honors for Bruce C. Wiebe, 78, of Bassett, May 7, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church. Bruce Wiebe passed away May 1 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include his wife Dee Wiebe of Bassett; daughter Amy Jackson of Bassett; daughter-in-law Judy Wiebe of Ponca; three grandchildren; brother Gary Wiebe of Beatrice; and three nieces.

* A memorial service for Christi M. (Hollenbeck) Fathke, 41, of Jackson, May 6, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. Christi Fathke passed away April 28 in the Mercy Medical Center at Sioux City, Iowa, from injuries suffered during a motorcycle accident. Survivors include friend John Fathke of Ponca; parents Terry and Deb Hollenbeck of Long Pine; brother Todd Hollenbeck and wife Pam of Long Pine; grandmother Bonita Williams of Bassett; one niece, two nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and other family members.

* A memorial service for Carrie Anne Wicht-Bowen, 35, of Cameron, Mo., May 4, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Carrie Anne Wicht-Bowen passed away Feb. 19 at Cameron, Mo. Survivors include daughter Harley Bowen of Parkville, Mo.; father DeWayne Wicht of Cameron; sisters Mary McNally and husband Jim of Doniphan, and Suzanne Glendy and husband Brian of Oconto; step-sisters Margie Zieber and husband Mike of Cameron, and Ellie Wenzel of Cameron; grandmother Arlene Ruge of Atlanta, Kan.; nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

* A memorial graveside service with military honors for Alvin Keith Coble, 89, of Bassett, May 3, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Keith Coble passed away April 27 in the Parkside Manor Assisted Living at Stuart. Survivors include sons Bob Coble and wife Barb of Tilden, and Steve Coble and wife Cathy of Bassett; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Tom Coble and wife Elsie of Ainsworth; brother-in-law Rex Young of Lakewood, Colo.; sisters-in-law Mardele Coble of Stanton, and Elaine Gilg and husband Bob of Newport; and nieces and nephews.

* Mass of Christian burial for William J. Ludemann, 81, of Omaha, May 3, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the Parish Cemetery. William Ludemann passed away April 27 in the Bergan Mercy Medical Center at Omaha.

* Funeral service for Pearl Schindler, 97, of Lynch, April 29, in the Lynch United Methodist Church with burial in the Alford Cemetery near Monowi. Pearl Schindler passed away April 21 in the Niobrara Valley Hospital at Lynch.

* Funeral service for Albert Allpress, 104, of Naper, April 27, in the Naper Auditorium with burial in the Spotted Tail Cemetery near Jamison. Albert Allpress passed away April 24.

* Funeral service for Betty Ann Disterhaupt, 62, of Stuart, April 24, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Betty Ann Disterhaupt passed away April 21 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include her husband Clem Disterhaupt Sr. of Stuart; children Clem Disterhaupt Jr. and wife Tami of Spencer, Deb Baker of Grand Island, and Carol Bergstrazer and husband Al of York; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters Diane Burress and husband Brett of Merriman, and Jean Henderson and husband Cecil of Montezuma, Iowa.

* Funeral service for Harry Spall, 89, of Valentine, April 24, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Harry Spall passed away April 21 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Mary Spall of Valentine; daughters Cheryl Watts of Colorado, Mary Jo Huey of Ainsworth, Lori Spall Riewe of North Platte, and Melissa Philben of Omaha; and sons Rick Howell of Arizona, Allen Spall of Colorado, Joe Spall of Texas, Eric Stephen of Colorado, Michael Stephen of Springview, Thomas Stephen of Ainsworth, and Mitch Philben of Mission, S.D.

* Word has been received of the death of Sonja Gaynell Sandall, 60, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Bassett. Sojna Sandall passed away April 17 in the Vanderbilt University Hospital at Nashville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include her husband Terry Larimore of Franklin; two step-children; father Wes Sandall; sister Rita Luebbe and husband Marlon of Seward; brother Dan Sandall and wife Kathy of Bassett; and two nieces.

* A memorial service for Norma J. Kisker, 76, of Butte, April 21, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Butte with burial in the Riverview Cemetery near McCook. Norma Kisker passed away April 18 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Maude C. Hipke, 90, of Spencer, April 20, in the Spencer United Methodist Church with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery. Maude Hipke passed away April 10 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Charles Giles, 89, of Broken Bow formerly of Elsmere, April 19, in the Broken Bow United Methodist Church with interment in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Charles Giles passed away April 16 in the Jennie Melham Medical Center at Broken Bow. Survivors include his wife Ina Jean Giles of Broken Bow; children Dr. Gene Giles and wife Jane of Alliance, Randall Giles of San Diego, Calif., Sally Giles of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Sullivan of Broken Bow; brother Joe Giles of Ainsworth; and sister-in-law Mary Lou Giles of Ainsworth.

* A memorial service for Elwood J. Brady, 80, of Atkinson, April 17, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Elwood Brady passed away April 13 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include numerous cousins.

* A memorial service for Maxine E. Hook, 90, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Long Pine, April 16, in the Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home of Rapid City with interment in the Black Hills National Cemetery. Maxine Hook passed away April 10 in the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Survivors include daughter Linda Hook of Rapid City; son Vern Hook of Rapid City; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister Marie Wobig of Cody.

* Funeral service for Walter L. Vargason, 77, of St. Paul, April 15, in the St. Paul United Methodist Church with interment in the Elmwood Cemetery near St. Paul. Walter Vargason passed away April 11 in the Howard County Medical Center at St. Paul. Survivors include his wife Linda Vargason of St. Paul; brother Charles Vargason; and sister Agatha Marie.

* Funeral service for Eleanor E. Morrow, 82, of Kearney, April 13, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Eleanor Morrow passed away April 9 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include sister-in-law Leona Morrow of Ainsworth; nieces Sherry Morrow of Kearney, and Joyce Richardson and husband Kevin of Broken Bow; one great-niece; and several cousins.

* Funeral service for Raymond James Stenka, 72, of Ainsworth, April 12, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ray Stenka passed away April 7 in the Dougherty Hospice House at Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include his wife Jean Stenka of Ainsworth; children Kelly Stenka of Valentine, Kurt Stenka and wife Janis of Alma, Kenneth Stenka and wife Kimberly of Atkinson, Scott Stenka and wife Cathy of Lincoln, Sheri Papini and husband Luca of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Mark Stenka and wife Stacy of Lincoln; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Rose Mroczek and husband Anzel of Loup City, Marjorie Moore and husband Joseph of Lincoln, and Julie Gentleman and husband David of Gretna; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Audrey M. "Susie" Allen, 73, of Ainsworth, April 11, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Susie Allen passed away April 6 in the Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include her husband Gene Allen of Ainsworth; children Lorne Allen and wife Becky of Ainsworth, Tammy Stec and husband Scott of Long Pine, Roger Allen of Ainsworth, and Kristine Schiller and husband Steve of Gillette, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Norma DeGonzague of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brother Keith Smith of North Carolina; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Andrew Paul Hytrek, 89, of Stuart, April 9, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Andrew Hytrek passed away April 6 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Nita Hytrek of Stuart; children Sally Hytrek of Omaha, Timothy Hytrek and wife Lori of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Dennis Hytrek and wife Tonya of Atkinson, David Hytrek and wife Kathy of Atkinson, Patrick Hytrek and wife Tammy of Stuart, Chris Hytrek and wife Staci of Cortland, and Nick Hytrek and wife Erin of Moville, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters Ludwinda King of Eugene, Ore., Marie McGowan of Chicago, Ill., and Rita McWhorter of Wilmington, Del.; and brothers Bill Hytrek of Portland, Ore., Jim Hytrek of Stuart, and Anthony "Jack" Hytrek of Rapid City, S.D.

* Mass of Christian burial for Karen Wendt, 50, of Omaha formerly of Spencer, April 9, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

* Funeral service for Ann Downing, 75, of Gordon, April 8, in the First Presbyterian Church of Gordon with burial in the Gordon Cemetery. Ann Downing passed away April 3 in her home.

* Funeral service for William "Bill" Kohle, 84, of Stuart, April 8, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Bill Kohle passed away April 5 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Doris Kohle of Stuart; daughters Cindy Barney and husband Kent of Kearney, Pat Kohle of Norfolk, Julie Tielke and husband Bill of Atkinson, Laurie Murphy and husband Tim of Valentine, and Deb Maas and husband Derric of Norfolk; sons Jim Kohle and wife Linda of Stuart, and Jerry Kohle and wife Teresa of Atkinson; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother Bob Kohle of Stuart; and sister Mary Kunz of Stuart.

* Funeral service for Betty M. Sextro, 72, of Butte, April 8, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Betty Sextro passed away April 4 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Word has been received of the death of Betty Jeane (Zmolek) Dougherty, 84, of Grants Pass, Ore., formerly of Ainsworth. Betty Jeane Dougherty passed away March 28 at Grants Pass. Survivors include children Patrick Dougherty and wife Marie of Blair, Cindy Dougherty of Seattle, Wash., Denise Dougherty of Grants Pass, Mike Dougherty and wife Deb of Pierre, S.D., Jim Dougherty and wife Amy of Elizabeth, Colo., Kathy Dougherty and husband Paul Hannaford of Hudson, N.H., Dan Dougherty of Grants Pass, and Tom Dougherty and wife Amy of Littleton, Colo.; and several grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Dwayne Earl Gallaway, 80, of Bassett, April 2, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Dwayne Gallaway passed away March 29 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Beverly Gallaway of Bassett; children Doug Gallaway and wife Joni of Grand Island, Greg Gallaway and wife Jan of Bloomington, Ill., Tom Gallaway and wife Lezlie of Goto De Caza, Calif., and Tammy Hitchcock and husband Al of Burwell; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Leslie Quinn of Tampa, Fla., and Clay Quinn of Santa Maria, Calif.; and numerous cousins.

* Funeral service for Betty Lofquest, 88, of Ainsworth, April 2, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Cleveland Cemetery near Stuart. Betty Lofquest passed away March 28 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include son Charles Lofquest and wife Aven of Niceville, Fla.; daughter Dora Strayer of Ainsworth; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother Robert Moody of Denver, Colo.; sister Ina Mae Yarges of Omaha; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Shirley Hand, 78, of Valentine, April 1, in the First Baptist Church of Valentine with inurnment in the Kilgore Cemetery. Shirley Hand passed away March 27 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include her husband Richard Hand of Valentine; daughter Debbie Hand of Chapman; sons Tim Hand of Valentine, and Tracy Hand of Valentine; sisters Patty Ernesti of Iowa, and Dorine Rauer of Valentine; and brother Wayne Rauer of Wyoming.

* Funeral service for Mavis Tuttle, 77, of Springview, March 30, in the Keya Paha County High School Gymnasium with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Mavis Tuttle passed away March 26 at North Platte. Survivors include her husband Robert Tuttle of Springview; children Robin Tuttle of Bassett, Shari Hickman and husband Art of Creighton, Cindy Libolt and husband Steve of Springview, Breck Tuttle and wife Kris of Ogallala, Chris Tuttle and wife Linda of Meadow Grove, Kelly Tuttle of Colome, S.D., Paige Havranek and husband Ritch of Ravenna, and Heath Tuttle and wife Beckie of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Doris Eichenberger and husband Ted of Springview, and Lenore Shepperd of Springview; sister-in-law Glenda Gurney and husband Lyle of Salt Lake City, Utah; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside memorial service for Linda L. Peacock, 64, of Grand Island, March 29, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Linda Peacock passed away March 22 in the Golden Living Center Lakeview at Grand Island. Survivors include sister Joanne Mengers and husband Stan of Grand Island; nieces and cousins.

* Funeral service for William "Bill" Webb, 59, of Dunning, March 28, in the Open Bible Church of Dunning with burial in the Dunning Cemetery. Bill Webb passed away March 25 in his home. Survivors include his wife Vickie Webb of Dunning; daughters Jennifer Schmidt and husband Mike of Anselmo, Kelly Duryea and husband Chad of Merna, and Lisa Russell and husband Trent of Merna; eight grandchildren; sisters Nancy Carter and husband Ron of Gardnerville, Nev., and Donita Tascerella and husband Brian of Burnsville, Minn.; and brother-in-law Stan McKimmey and wife Shelly of Ainsworth.

* A memorial service for Maynard R. Bourn, 97, of Ainsworth, March 28, in the Ainsworth St. Pius X Catholic Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery Maynard Bourn passed away March 21 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sons Gordon Bourn of Phoenix, Ariz., and Bradley Bourn of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter Lorraine Lopez of Ainsworth; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Louis Monroe, 85, of Valentine, March 28, in the Valentine Assembly of God Church. Louis Monroe passed away March 21 in the Pineview Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include his wife Pansy Monroe of Valentine; daughters Pam Ward of Valentine, and Sandy Cox of Valentine; son Ron Monroe of Valentine; and sisters Laverle Schmidt of Denver, Colo., and Lorraine Gillespie of Las Vegas, Nev.

* Funeral service for Iva Mae Guthmiller, 86, of Butte, March 26, in the St. John Lutheran Church of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the IOOF Cemetery at Gregory. Iva Mae Guthmiller passed away March 23 in the Avera Hospital at Gregory.

* Word has been received of the death of Louis Frank Donason, 78, of Ogallala formerly of the Mills area. Louis Frank Donason passed away March 12 in the Western Nebraska Veterans Home at Scottsbluff. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include his wife Martha Donason of Ogallala; children Shane Donason of Ogallala, and Jean Ladely and husband Scotts of Athens, Ga.; brother Charley Donason of Long Pine; sister Juanita Maves of Texas; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Rick Homan, 53, of Valentine, March 18, in Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine. Rick Homan passed away March 12 in his home. Survivors include son Aris White Feather of Valentine; brothers Darold Homan of Valentine, Danny Homan of Valentine, and David Malone of Valentine; and stepfather John Malone of Valentine.

* A graveside service for Katherine Jane "Kathy" Gilligan Manning, 78, of Thedford, March 16, in the Hillcrest Cemetery near Thedford. Kathy Gilligan Manning passed away March 6 in the Linden Court at North Platte. Survivors include son Bill Manning and wife Marj of Valentine; daughters Ann Warren and husband Rod of Thedford, and Kari Sue Manning of Milburn; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Becky Manning; son-in-law Lynn Pearman; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Marion Keyes, 82, of O'Neill, March 16, in the O'Neill United Methodist Church with burial in the Inman Cemetery. Marion Keyes passed away March 14 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include daughter Judy Hensley of Ainsworth; sons Earl Hensley Jr. and wife Evelyn of Carthage, Mo., Ben Hensley and wife Pat of Carthage, Tim Hensley and wife Shirley of Sarcoxie, Mo., Karl Hensley and wife Margaret of Elgin, and Doug Hensley and wife Cindy of Carthage; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Dawald and husband Frank of Carthage; sisters-in-law Betty Ford of Arkansas, and Martha Ford of Canada; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Hazel V. Fry, 89, of Ainsworth, March 15, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Hazel Fry passed away March 10 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include sons Norman Fry of Claypool, Ariz., and Richard Fry; daughters Lynda Conant and husband Kenneth of Omaha, Joyce Schmidt and husband Arvin of Johnstown, Alberta Bennett of Aurora, Colo., and Carol King and husband Chris of Fort Collins, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

* A graveside service for James E. Harvey, 91, of Harrisonville, Mo., formerly of Valentine, March 14, at the Mount Hope Cemetery. James Harvey passed away March 8 in his home at Harrisonville. Survivors include son Gary Harvey of Harrisonville; and brothers Robert Harvey of Minneapolis, Minn., and William Harvey of San Diego, Calif.

* Funeral service for Daisy Mary Wilkinson, 80, of Atkinson, March 12, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Daisy Wilkinson passed away March 7 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include brothers Ray Hamik of O'Neill, Max Hamik of Atkinson, and Charles Hamik and wife Betty of O'Neill; sisters Edith Tielke and husband Jack of Stuart, Sister Terese Louise Hamik of Milwaukee, Wis., and Sister Loraine Hamik of Greenfield, Wis.; brother-in-law Floyd Wilkinson and wife Peggy of Lincoln; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Ken Haas, 76, of West Point formerly of Ainsworth, March 9, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of West Point. Ken Haas passed away Feb. 12 in the Creighton University Hospital. Survivors include his wife Marilyn Haas of West Point; sons Bryan Haas and wife Lisa of Snyder, and Jerry Haas of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; sisters Joyce Brown and husband Frank of Grand Island, and JoAnn South and husband Lloyd of Miles City, Mont.; brothers-in-law Pete Wahl and wife Mary Ann of Chesapeake, Va., and Eugene Wahl and wife Sharon of Omaha; sisters-in-law Nancy Haas of New York, and Gloria Schmuecker and husband Edward of Atkinson; and locally, cousin Marilyn Philben of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Joyce D. May, 72, of Bassett, March 8, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Joyce May passed away March 5 in the Rock County Long Term Care. Survivors include brothers DeLane May of Bassett, and Larry May and wife Linda of Bassett; nephew Glen May and wife Charla of Bassett; and niece Leann Burr and husband Justin of Elkhorn.

* Funeral service for Geneva Faith Morton, 93, of Grand Island formerly of Ainsworth, March 7, in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Grand Island with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Geneva Morton passed away March 2 in the St. Francis Medical Center at Grand Island. Survivors include daughter Connie Clark and husband Victor of Grand Island; three step-children; brother Kenneth Fernau of Grand Island; sister Barbara Rohweder of Grand Island; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Garry L. Scheinost, 72, of Spencer, March 6, in the Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Spencer with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery. Garry Scheinost passed away March 3 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Bertha C. Boelter, 93, of Bristow, March 4, in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Bristow with burial in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Verdigre. Bertha Boelter passed away March 1 in the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital at Yankton, S.D.

* Funeral service for Geraldine Carlson, 90, of Spencer, March 4, in the Spencer United Methodist Church with burial in the Union Cemetery. Geraldine Carlson passed away Feb. 26 in the Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital at Nacogdoches, Texas.

* A celebration of life service for Douglas "Hooter" McGuire, 69, of Bowlus, Minn., formerly of the Bassett area, March 2, in the Long Pine American Legion Hall. Doug McGuire passed away Feb. 20 in the St. Cloud Hospital at St. Cloud, Minn. Survivors include his wife Theresa McGuire of Bowlus; children Ronda Erickson of Arlington, Tammi Painter and husband Marty of Ainsworth, and Terri Kremer and husband Darren of Ainsworth; step-son Stan Roketa and wife Sandi of St. Cloud, Minn.; siblings Elva Buoy of Long Pine, Glenda Gilliland of Long Pine, Ellen Jackson of Bassett, Maxine Olberding and husband Luverne of Stuart; sister-in-law Judy McGuire of Valentine; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Dennis Andrew Seidel, 55, of Sargent, March 1, in the Sargent Public School with burial in the Somerford Cemetery near Sargent. Dennis Seidel died Feb. 24 in the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center at Broken Bow as the result of a tractor accident. Survivors include his best friend, Kathy Wilson of Sargent and her family; son Merlin Seidel of Sargent; brothers and sisters John Seidel and wife Cindy of Ainsworth, Robert Seidel and wife Vonnie of Ainsworth, Pat Valasek and husband Rod of Comstock, Gerald Seidel of Crawford, Dale Seidel and wife Teresa of Burwell, Frank Seidel and wife Marilyn of La Crosse, Kan., and Margaret Seidel of Ord; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Martha M. Silvers, 93, of Kearney formerly of Stuart, Feb. 20, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the Stuart Cemetery. Martha Silvers passed away Feb. 16 in the Mother Hull Home at Kearney.

* Funeral service for Donald P. Skillman, 92, of Ainsworth, Feb. 19, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Don Skillman passed away Feb. 16 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Phyllis Skillman of Ainsworth; daughters Janet McNeel and husband Larry of Lincoln, Katherine Counts and husband Vernon of Cozad, and Brandi Pirnie and husband Scott of Ainsworth; step-daughters Teresa Furden of Bernard, Maine, Barbara Kloepping and husband Doug of Lexington, and Peggy Funk and husband Jerry of Conway, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nephew Harry Pedersen and wife Barbara of Bassett.

* A memorial service for Walter H. Binder, 88, of Spencer, Feb. 16, in the Butte Community Bible Church. Walter Binder died Jan. 31 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* A memorial service for Marie G. Reiman, 92, of Butte, Feb. 16, in the Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Marie Reiman passed away Feb. 6 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Rex F. Coleman, 93, of David City formerly of Ainsworth, Feb. 14, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Rex Coleman passed away Feb. 10 in the David Place Nursing Home at David City. Survivors include his wife Ardeth Coleman of David City; son Larry Coleman of Harrisburg, Penn.; daughter Charlotte Griffith of Columbus; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; foster children Dale Mapes and wife Dorothy of Long Pine, Frank Mapes of Shamokin, Penn., Charlene Robinson and husband Kenny of Mead, and Rhonda Swick and husband Kevin of Lincoln; sister-in-law Lois Smith of Stuart; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Marcella Bartlett, 69, of Bassett,  Feb. 9, in the Emmanuel Community Church of Bassett with inurnment to be held at a later date. Marcella Bartlett passed away Jan. 31 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Vonald Bartlett of Bassett; daughter Lori Lissolo and husband Todd of Hugoton, Kan.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters Ellie Zahradnicek and husband Eddie of Long Pine, Barbara Hempel of Bassett, Judy Hulshizer and husband Orven of Milton, Fla., and Milinda Turpin and husband Kenneth of Newport; brothers Clayton Jack Dillon of Springview, Jonas Dillon Jr. and wife Carolyn of Bassett, and Jerry Dillon and wife Nona of Janesville, Wis.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Isabella E. Galbraith, 94, of Ainsworth, Feb. 9, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Isabella Galbraith passed away Feb. 5 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include children Melvin Roggow and wife Irma of Rawlins, Wyo., Marvin Roggow and wife Dixie of Ainsworth, and Doris McMurry of Casper, Wyo.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Delmar Irish and wife Frances of Pocatello, Idaho; sister Wanda Cunningham and husband Earl of Wendell, Idaho; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Naomi M. Nemec, 85, of Spencer, Feb. 8, in the Spencer United Methodist Church. Naomi Nemec passed away Feb. 4 in the Golden Living Center at O’Neill.

* Funeral service for Ralph L. Lentz, 77, of Ainsworth, Feb. 4, in the Ainsworth St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Ralph Lentz passed away Feb. 1 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Shirley Lentz of Ainsworth; children Mike Lentz and wife Katie of Ainsworth, Deb Nason and husband Bob of Alliance, Pat Lentz and wife Colleen of Ainsworth, Dan Lentz and wife Alane of Ainsworth, and Jeff Lentz and wife Margaret of Lytle, Texas; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Wiley Lentz and wife Shirley of Ainsworth, Fred Lentz and wife Lois of Elkhorn, Elmer Lentz and wife Echo "Jackie" of Ainsworth, and Steve Lentz and wife Sandy of Long Pine; sister Nancy Goodwin of Cody; sister-in-law Sandra Clark and husband Jerry of Long Pine; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Daniel McMurtrey, 81, of Valentine, Feb. 2, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with a private interment at a later date. Daniel McMurtrey passed away Jan. 30 in the Pineview Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include his wife Ruth McMurtrey of Valentine; children Gail McMurtrey of Valentine, Jennifer Rikli and husband Ed of Lexington, and Mike McMurtrey and wife Robin of Wood Lake; and sisters Marybeth Childers, and Norma Lee Lowe.

* Funeral service for Patricia S. Goeke, 88, of Atkinson, Feb. 2, in the St. Mary's Episcopal Church of Bassett with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Atkinson. Patricia Goeke passed away Jan. 28 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include her husband Roy Goeke of Atkinson; son Randy Goeke of Atkinson; and sister Monica Malmquist of Omaha.

* Funeral service for Pat Krumm, 84, of Atkinson, Feb. 1, in the St. John's Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Pat Krumm passed away Jan. 27 in the Norfolk Veterans Home. Survivors include his wife Earllaine Krumm of Atkinson; children Alan Krumm and wife Debbie of San Antonio, Texas, and Caroline Krumm of Lincoln; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters Mary Ann Goeschel of Lincoln, and Ruth Townsend of Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Marilyn Calver, 90, of Ainsworth, Jan. 30, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Marilyn Calver passed away Jan. 26 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include brother Kenneth Calver and wife Ella of Ord; and nieces and nephews. 

* Funeral service for Jeanne R. Sunday, 78, of Lynch, Jan. 30, in the Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Spencer with burial in the Spencer Union Cemetery. Jeanne Sunday passed away Jan. 25 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Frank Gessner, 82, of Mills, Jan. 23, in the Mills Community Church with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery with military honors.

* A memorial service for Richard P. Jones, 92, of Spencer, Jan. 19, in the Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Spencer with burial in the Union Cemetery. Richard Jones passed away Jan. 11 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Dewayne Buoy, 74, of Bassett, Jan. 17, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Dewayne Buoy passed away Jan. 12 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Margaret "Maggie" Buoy of Bassett; children Roxanne Powers and husband Tom of Fort Collins, Colo., Mervin Buoy and wife Jan of Bassett, Roger Buoy and wife Carol of Kearney, and Mark Buoy and wife Julie of North Platte; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Harry Buoy and wife Faye; sisters-in-law Sylva Dixon of Burwell, Elva Buoy of Long Pine, Kathy Buoy of Park City, Kan., and Lyn Strelow of Bassett; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Max Goeken, 75, of Spencer, Jan. 14, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery. Max Goeken passed away Jan. 8 in his home. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday in Brockhaus Funeral Home.

* Funeral service for Floyd Ohlmann, 93, of Valentine formerly of the Crookston area, Jan. 14, in the Crookston Zion Lutheran Church. Floyd Ohlmann passed away Jan. 8 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Visitation is scheduled from 3 until 9 p.m. Sunday in Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine. Survivors include his wife Marylyn Ohlmann of Valentine; children Garnet Starr and husband Jeff of Newport, Terrance Ohlmann of New Underwood, S.D., Todd Ohlmann of Omaha, and Sherry Voigt and husband Randall of Valentine; and sister Betty Reimers of Valentine. Memorials may be given to the family or to the Borders without Boundaries group.

* A memorial service for Ralph Soles, 78, of Fairfax, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 12, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial at a later date. Ralph Soles passed away Jan. 9 in his home.

A memorial service for Ray O’Mara, 74, formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 12, in the Valentine Berean Church. Ray O’Mara passed away Dec. 6 at Lincoln. Survivors include children Shawn O’Mara and wife Becky of Belville, Colo., Brenda Beeken and husband Tom of Valentine, and Jeanette Harlan of Leesvill, La.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

* There will be a  private family burial for Rosalie A. Mashek, 92, of Spencer, who passed away Jan. 9 in the Alpine Village at Verdigre.

* Funeral service for Elmer J. Kaczor, 90, of Spencer, Jan. 11, in the Spencer Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Elmer Kaczor passed away Jan. 6 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* A memorial graveside service for Helen D. Morgan, 92, of Long Pine, Jan. 9, in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Helen Morgan passed away Jan. 6 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Mass of Christian burial for Gloria Rust, 86, of Spencer, Jan. 9, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Gloria Rust passed away Jan. 4 in her home near Spencer.

* Word has been received of the death of Larry L. Henne of Ainsworth, who passed away Jan. 1, in the Brown County Hospital. His remains were cremated. Survivors include sons Jeff Henne and wife Janet of North Platte, and Justin Henne of Kearney; daughter Lisa Harmon and husband Billy of North Platte; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Gene Henne and wife Bonnie of Valentine; sister Penny Ohlrich and husband Marvin of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Annamae Walter, 94, of Ainsworth, Jan. 4, in the Ainsworth Nazarene Church. Annamae Walter passed away Dec. 29 in Ainsworth. Survivors include sisters Susie Roberts and Mary Hoover; brother Don Luther; daughter-in-law Joanne Hall; son-in-law Dolan Berg; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Glen R. Kloppel, 76, of Ainsworth, Jan. 4, in the Ainsworth American Legion Club with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Glen Kloppel passed away Dec. 20 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include daughter Angie Christensen and special friend Walter Rouse of Ainsworth; son Mark Kloppel of Hinton, Okla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Dean Kloppel of Ainsworth; and sisters Bonnie Henne of Valentine, and Donna Nelson of Fremont.

* Funeral service for Vera M. Jorgensen, 96, of Lynch, Jan. 4, in the Lynch United Methodist Church with burial in the Alford Cemetery near Monowi. Vera Jorgensen passed away Dec. 30 in the Niobrara Valley Hospital at Lynch.

* Mass of Christian burial for Duane Cassidy, 77, of Lynch, Jan. 2, in the Lynch Assumption Catholic Church with burial in the Parish Cemetery. Duane Cassidy passed away Dec. 23 in his home.