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* Funeral service for Keith Ernest Swim, 78, of Edmond, Okla., formerly of Atkinson, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Faith Wesleyan Church of Atkinson with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview with military rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post. Keith Swim passed away Monday, Nov. 24, at Edmond, Okla. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Survivors include his wife Donna Swim of Edmond, Okla.; sons Scott Swim of Kansas City, Mo., Steve Swim and wife Judy of Pueblo West, Colo., and Douglas Swim and wife Staci of Edmond, Okla.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis Lewis and husband Robert of Atkinson; sister-in-law Mildred Swim of Atkinson; three nieces and a nephew.

* Funeral service for Don Klasna, 85, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Spencer American Legion Post and the Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard. Don Klasna passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, in the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital at Yankton, S.D. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a 7 p.m. Vigil service.

* Funeral service for Thomas William Kaup, 85, of Stuart, Nov. 24, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson with military rites by the Stuart American Legion Post. Thomas Kaup passed away Nov. 16 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include sons Tom Kaup Jr. of Auburn, Wash., and Scott Kaup and wife Tracey of Stuart; daughter Mary Beth Kaup of O'Neill; son-in-law Casey Kennelly of Omaha; five grandchildren; and brother Dennis Kaup and wife Joan of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Richard F. "Dick" Tracy, 68, of Bassett, Nov. 22, in the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Bassett American Legion Post. Dick Tracy passed away Nov. 19 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Susan Tracy of Bassett; daughters Kristin Krolikowski and husband Tom of Valentine, Shannon Jenkins and husband Jason of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Teresa Savick of Cozad; son Jason Tracy and wife Tara of Gibbon; 10 grandchildren; sisters Carol Bernhardt and husband Bob of Lincoln, and Kay Strubel and husband Larry of Chambers; brother David Tracy and wife Deb of Gibbon; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Patty Fales, 68, of Bassett, Nov. 22, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene. Patty Fales passed away Nov. 10 in her home. Survivors include children Rod Bradford of Las Vegas, Nev., Lee Ann Franklin and husband Matt of Bassett, Kim Ost and husband Matt of Bassett, and Andy Fales and wife Lisa of Bassett; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Janet Bult of Jonesboro, Ga., and Marcia Painter of Ainsworth; brother Harvey Miller of Sedalia, Mo.; and brother-in-law Ron Nelson of Texas.

* Funeral service for Frances Kramer, 91, of Stuart, Nov. 22, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Frances Kramer passed away Nov. 16 in the Parkside Manor of Stuart. Survivors include sons Leon Kramer and wife Dorothy of Stuart, Denny Kramer and wife Joey of Lincoln, Neal Kramer and wife Deb of Stuart, and Bill Kramer and wife Marie of Burnsville, Minn.; daughters Patty Gibson and husband Jim of Omaha, Jean Kramer of Tucson, Ariz., and Traci Knust and husband Jim of Atkinson; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Betty Stracke of Colorado, and Billie Kramer of Colorado.

* Funeral service for Marion Fox, 94, of Bassett, Nov. 21, in the United Methodist Church at Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Marion Fox passed away Nov. 14 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center in Bassett. Survivors include son Doug Fox and wife Leanne of Bassett; daughter Lynn Hallinan and husband Tom of Lincoln; six grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and sister-in-law Donna Fox of Bellevue.

* Funeral service for Lawrence J. Lechtenberg, 97, of Butte, Nov. 17, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Lawrence Lechtenberg passed away Nov. 11 in the Butte Health Care Center. Survivors locally include son Roger Lechtenberg and wife Rhonda of Ainsworth.

* A celebration of life service for Wayne Shelden, 58, of Spencer, Nov. 13 in the Spencer Community Center.  He passed away Nov. 10, in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill.  He donated his body to the Anatomical Board of Nebraska.

* Funeral service for Dwight E. Porter, 53, of Taylor, Nov. 13, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away Nov. 8, in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center at North Platte.  Survivors include children Bryce Porter of Wood Lake, Ronnie Porter of Wood Lake, Chelsea Porter of Valentine, Bailey Porter of Taylor, and Devon Porter of Taylor; father Lawrence Porter and wife Alberta of Neligh; brother Galen Porter and wife Brenda of Wright, Wyo.; sister Janelle Porter of Valentine; brother-in-law Jim Wagner of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in his name. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.hochfuneralhome.com.

* A graveside service for Evelyn L. Pancake, 79, of Omaha, Nov. 1, at the Ainsworth South Cemetery with fellowship to follow in the Parkside Berean Church. Evelyn Pancake passed away Oct. 25 at Omaha. Survivors include her husband Clarence Pancake of Omaha; sons Willy Pancake and wife Kim of Omaha, and Kelley Pancake and wife Katrina of Omaha; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother Mike Pancake and wife Edlyna Weber; and sister Ellen Gardner and husband Jim.

* Funeral service for Calvin Dean Hespe, 65, of Yankton, S.D., Oct. 27, in the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Chapel of Yankton with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Calvin Hespe passed away Oct. 21 from injuries suffered during a motor vehicle accident. Survivors include his wife Barbara Hespe of Norfolk; mother Mabel Hespe of Burton; sons Eric Hespe of Grand Island, and Zach Hespe of Utica; daughters Dawn Hutchison and husband James of Cape Coral, Fla., and Angela Pearson and husband Todd of Alda; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers Larry Hespe and wife Dixie of Springview; Dennis Hespe and wife Romona of Spencer, David Hespe and wife Cora of Naper, Roger Hespe and wife Robin of Newcastle, Wyo., and Daniel Hespe of Burton; sisters Donna Basgall and husband Robert of Sylvan Grove, Kan.; Loretta Lasiter of Webster City, Iowa, and Mavis Schuman and husband Richard of Salina, Kan.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Charles Ray Pickinpaugh, 69, of Newport, Oct. 27, in the Stuart Community Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery with military rites performed by the Norton/Carlisle Post 115 of Stuart and the Atkinson American Legion Riders. Charles Pickinpaugh passed away Oct. 22 in his home. Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Wilda J. Nelson, 91, of Neligh, Oct. 25, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Wilda Nelson passed away Oct. 22 in the Antelope Memorial Hospital at Neligh. Survivors include son Harlan "Roy" Nelson and wife Patty of Ainsworth; daughters Joyce Nelson and Ron McNally of Phenix City, Ala., Norma Horner and husband Phil of Henderson, Nev., and Joanne Haberlan of Lawrence, Kan.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Franklin Dean Graff, 93, of Ainsworth, Oct. 24, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with a private family inurnment in the East Woodlawn Cemetery near Johnstown. Dean Graff passed away Oct. 17 in the Good Samaritan Health Systems at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Jackie Graff of Ainsworth; children Connie Dillon and husband Brad of Ainsworth, Kathy Burchell and husband Bill of Ainsworth, Merrilee Spanel of Omaha, and Marty Graff and wife Brenda of Ainsworth; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister Glee Swanson of Valentine; sister-in-law Jeanne Graff of Coulee Dam, Wash.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Delbert Mundorf, 80, of Wood Lake, Oct. 23, in the Wood Lake Union Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Wood Lake. Delbert Mundorf passed away Oct. 19 in his home. Survivors include his wife Elsie Mundorf of Wood Lake; son Dan Mundorf of Alva, Okla.; sister Marcella Maurer of Bassett; and brothers Dale Mundorf of Long Pine, and Dewayne “Wink” Mundorf of Omaha.

* Funeral service for Art Morgan, 88, of Valentine, Oct. 17, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Art Morgan passed away Oct. 15 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include his wife Doris Morgan of Valentine; daughters Laura Petersen of Mission, S.D., Debbie Logterman of Kilgore, and Diane Mangelson of Sturgis, S.D.; son Bryan Morgan of Valentine; and brothers Clarence Morgan of Chadron and Dale Morgan of Crookston. 

* Graveside service with military honors for Burton A. Vargason, 93, of Bassett, Oct. 16, in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Burton Vargason passed away Oct. 12 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include his wife Lillian Vargason of Bassett; daughter Shirley May Kepler and husband Clifford of Bassett; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lawrence E. Sedlacek, 69, of Spencer, Oct. 13, in the Our Savior Lutheran Church at Spencer with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery. He passed away Oct. 7, in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Clint N. Davis, 96, of Bassett, Oct. 11, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites. Clint Davis passed away Oct. 6 in the Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include daughters Joy Zumbrunn and husband Lynn of Hesperia, Calif., and Judy Johnson and husband Jack of Bennett; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Garry Byington of North Port, Fla.; sister-in-law Donna DeWeese of North Platte; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Don Schaaf, 83, of Atkinson, Oct. 11, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery with military rites by the Atkinson American Legion Post. Don Schaaf passed away Oct. 6 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include his wife Darlene Schaaf of Atkinson; daughters Denise Cook and husband Jim of Albion, Diane Osborne and husband Scott of Atkinson, Joan Anderberg and husband Keith of Kansas City, Mo., and Patti Hezel of Omaha; seven grandchildren; brother Frank Schaaf and wife Marilyn of Atkinson; and sister-in-law Connie Schaaf of Atkinson.

* Funeral services for Phillip Wyman Davis, 76, of Atkinson, Oct. 10, in the St John's Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Phillip Davis passed away Oct. 6 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include son Scott Davis and wife Stacy of Winston-Salem, N.C.; daughters Casey Kellogg of Norfolk, Kari Fillman and husband Reed of Bedford, Va., and Sara Davis of Atkinson; and six grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Esther Syfie, 95, of O’Neill, Oct. 10, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Phoenix Cemetery northeast of Atkinson. Esther Syfie passed away Oct. 5 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include children Judy Stahlecker and husband Glen of Spencer, Gwenda Pfeifer and husband Jerry of Spencer, and Cindy Carlson and husband Jim of Spencer; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister Lillian Marquardt and husband Allen of Norfolk.

* A memorial service for Lora McNamee Ingalls, 95, of Clayton, Calif., formerly of Johnstown., Oct. 4, in the Shell Ridge Church at Walnut Creek, Calif. Lora Ingalls passed away Sept. 28 in California. Survivors include son Charles Ingalls and wife Phyllis of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter Lenita Schumaker and husband Richard of Clayton, Calif.; one granddaughter; sister Eunice Howard of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Jane McNamee of Dearborn, Mich.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Arla E. Dickau, 57, of Atkinson, Oct. 2, in the Atkinson Presbyterian Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Arla Dickau passed away Sept. 28 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include her husband Ron Dickau of Atkinson; children Becki Frost and husband Wayne of Atkinson, Sheryl Neuhalfen and husband Jarod of Norfolk, Angela Anderson and husband Stewart of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jordan Dickau of Pilger, Elvin Dickau and wife Brandi of O’Neill, Clayton Dickau of Atkinson, and Carla Dickau of Atkinson; 16 grandchildren; and brothers Garlen Thurlow and wife Marcia of Newport, and Oliver Thurlow and wife Donna of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Louise E. Wilson, 72, of Norfolk formerly of Ainsworth, Oct. 2, in the Stonacek Funeral Chapel of Norfolk with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Louise Wilson passed away Sept. 26 in the Methodist Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include her husband Ronald Wilson of Norfolk; daughter Anissa Wilson of Omaha; and aunts and cousins.

* A graveside service with military rites for Orland C. Krause, 87, of Ainsworth, Oct. 1, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Orland Krause passed away Sept. 27 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Marilyn Krause of Ainsworth; children Beth Clark and husband Leonard of Ainsworth, Joan Daniels and husband Eddy of Ainsworth, and Nick Krause and significant other Mary Williams of Ainsworth; seven grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Bessie Hawks of Elgin.

* A memorial service for Pearl A. Fink, 88, of Ainsworth, Oct. 1, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with a private family inurnment at Elsmere. Pearl Fink passed away Sept. 27 in the Community Pride Care Center at Battle Creek. Survivors include children Wayne Fink and wife Daryn of Plano, Texas, Michael Fink and wife Jeanine of Battle Creek, Barbara Charbonneaux and husband Jon of Normandy Park, Wash., and Sharon Jones and husband Gary of Ainsworth; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Lois Marie Skala, 84, of Stuart, Sept. 30, in the Stuart Community Church. Lois Skala passed away Sept. 26 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Barbara Skala-Irish and husband Andy of Bassett, Jo Ann Wilson and husband Lynn of Bassett, Dick Skala and wife Cathy of Atkinson, Clifford Skala of North Platte, Mylon Skala and wife Tammy of Cheyenne, Wyo., Joy Kuhlman and husband Rolf of Omaha, and Cindy Overgard and husband Curt of Sidney; 28 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister Norma Everett of Omaha.

* Funeral service for Paul D. Smith, 85, of Ainsworth, Sept. 29, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Paul Smith passed away Sept. 23 in the Good Samaritan Health Systems at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Ruth Smith of Ainsworth; children David Smith and wife Sharon of Rapid City, S.D., DeLila Lumbardy and husband Stan of Recluse, Wyo., and Connie Rossenbach and husband John of Ainsworth; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Wendell Smith and wife LeVila of Muscoda, Wis.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Dale R. Papstein, 73, of Atkinson, Sept. 29, in the O'Neill United Methodist Church with a private family burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Gross. Dale Papstein passed away Sept. 23 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include aunts Ethel Wright of Wenache, Wash., and Gladys Maury of Decatur, Texas; and cousins.

* Funeral service for Duane E. Sellin, 86, of Norfolk formerly of Bassett, Sept. 29, in the Norfolk Community Bible Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Duane Sellin passed away Sept. 25 in the Countryside Home at Madison.

* Funeral service for Lavern Leroy Stout, 89, of Burwell, Sept. 29, in the Burwell Baptist Church with burial in the Rose Cemetery. Lavern Stout passed away Sept. 25 in the Community Memorial Health Center at Burwell. Survivors include children Lee "Butch" Stout and wife Jeanne of Burwell, Jim Stout of Bassett, Rick Stout and wife Betty of Burwell, Kate Dearmont and husband Ron of Bassett, and Terry Stout and wife Roberta of Burwell; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister Ardeen Philbrick of O'Neill; and sisters-in-law Dorothy Nachtman of Atkinson, and Rosie White of Blackfoot, Idaho.

* Funeral service for Kenneth D. Minnig, 87, of Bassett, Sept. 27, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites. Ken Minnig passed away Sept. 16 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Douglas Minnig and wife Pat of Bulverde, Texas, and Jeffrey Minnig and wife Penny of Flower Mound, Texas; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Dennis Kliment, 67, of Atkinson, Sept. 26, in the St. John's Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites. Dennis Kliment passed away Sept. 22 in the Avera McKenna Hospital at Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include his wife Janet Kliment of Atkinson; son Darrin Kliment and wife Susan of Northwood, Iowa; daughter Christy Beddow and husband Jeff of Atkinson; son-in-law Jody Martinson of Alan; stepson Todd Hale and wife Jeanine of Atkinson; stepdaughter Theresa Ochs and husband Chris of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren; brother Larry Kliment and wife Kathy of Atkinson; and sisters Sharon Sullivan and husband Gary of Ponca, Jeanette Weller and husband Roger of Emmet, and Susan Myers and husband Jerry of Stuart.

* Funeral service for Pauline P. Dau, 95, of Ainsworth, Sept. 26, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Wood Lake. Pauline Dau passed away Sept. 21 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include daughter Phyllis Magill of Ainsworth; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Ella Shaw, 72, of Bassett, Sept. 25, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery near Mills. Ella Shaw passed away Sept. 21 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include her husband James "Jim" Shaw of Bassett; children Darla Novotny and husband Charlie of Omaha, JT Shaw and wife Kim of Bassett, Kirt Shaw of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Annita Wilson of Loveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; sisters Gladys Holley of Corpus Christi, Texas, Luan Klemann of Witten, S.D., and Joan Brown and husband Vern of Bassett; sister-in-law Nola Hansen of Bassett; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for George Miles "Bee" Graff, 89, of Ainsworth, Sept. 24, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Bee Graff passed away Sept. 18 in the Good Samaritan Health Systems at Kearney. Survivors include daughter Cynthia Melton of Ainsworth; son Richard Graff of Johnstown; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Dean Graff and wife Jackie of Ainsworth; sister Glee Swanson of Valentine; sister-in-law Jeanie Graff of Coulee Dam, Wash.; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Shirley Ann Hoover Sanders, 78, of Lincoln formerly of Hamilton and York counties, Sept. 23, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Polk with interment in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Shirley Sanders passed away Sept. 18 in the Ambassador Long Term Care at Lincoln. Survivors include son JD Hoover and wife Susan of Ainsworth; daughters Cathy Doggett and husband John of Stanton, Cindy Mandl and husband Todd of Stanton, and Terra Johnson and husband Kelly of Lincoln; step-children Lynn Sanders of West Virginia, Tena Walahoski and husband Harry of Elyria, Sue Waters and Sally Waters both of Omaha; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren; brother Don Richardson and wife Rita of Fairbury; and sister-in-law Glenda Sanders and husband Gordon of Ava, Mo.

* Funeral service for Elane Kaup, 92, of Stuart, Sept. 23, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Elane Kaup passed away Sept. 19 in her home. Survivors include children Rod Kaup and wife Nora of Stuart, Melvin Kaup and wife Kathy of Bellevue, Jack Kaup and wife Sharon of Stuart, Brenda Sutton and husband Harv of Omaha, and Benita Salbato and husband Gene of Trinidad, Colo.; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Dorothy Mlinar, Mary Ellen Kaup, Katie Gilg and husband Roy, and Jean Kaup.

* Patricia J. "Patty" Copeland, 83, of Bassett, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, in the Ainsworth Care Center. Patty Copeland requested cremation, and that no service be held. Survivors include children Myrna Copeland of Bassett, Linda Liakos of North Platte, and Jim Copeland and wife Dana of Jeffersonville, Ky.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Brown of Gregory, S.D.; and nieces and nephews. 

* A graveside service with military rites for Donald Eugene Gordon, 77, of Niobrara, formerly of the Bassett and Newport area, Sept. 17, at the Newport Cemetery. Donald Gordon passed away Sept. 11 in the Avera Creighton Hospital at Creighton. Survivors include special friend Maria Walton of Niobrara; daughter Alicia Morrison and husband Keith of Nebraska City; son Reno Gordon and wife Doris of Bassett; daughter-in-law Faye Gordon of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Patricia Wedburg and husband John of Bishop, Calif., and Carolyn Doke and husband Bob of Newport; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Everett F. Moore, 82, of Ainsworth, Sept. 15, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the East Woodlawn Cemetery near Johnstown. Everett Moore passed away Sept. 11 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include son Conrad Eaglefeather of Mission, S.D.; daughters Debbie Baggenstoss and husband Dan of Plattsmouth, Wanda Moore of Los Angeles, Calif., and Annette Gedwillo of Johnstown; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Sharon Moore of Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Shirley Ellison of Wheat Ridge; sister-in-law Myrna Bargen of Lincoln; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Herman A. Tunink, 97, of Butte, Sept. 15, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Herman Tunink passed away Sept. 11 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* A service will be held at a later date at Stuart for Dewey "Bud" Lee Beck Jr., 81, of Greeley, Colo., formerly of Rock County. Bud Beck passed away Sept. 5 at Greeley. Survivors include his wife Charlotte Beck of Greeley; daughter Sheryl Kippen and husband Scott of Greeley; sister Mary Lou Davis and husband Ralph of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service for Charles Noral Daniels, 89, of Ainsworth, Sept. 13, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Noral Daniels passed away Sept. 9 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include his wife Shirley Daniels of Ainsworth; children Constance Daniels of Scottsbluff, Shirley Ann Pitcher and husband Fred of Ainsworth, Steven Daniels of Mullen, and Charles Daniels and wife Dianne of Ainsworth; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Mary Daniels of Ainsworth, and Claira Mae Daniels of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Elaine Ruther, 92, of Springview, Sept. 11, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Elaine Ruther passed away Sept. 8 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include son Jim Ruther and wife Heidi of Springview; daughters Geraldine Alberts of Scotia, and Marie Larson and husband Jim of Springview; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister Charlotte Shattuck of Lincoln; and nieces and nephews. 

* Funeral service for Janice M. "Jan" Weiss, 75, of Ainsworth, Sept. 10, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Jan Weiss passed away Sept. 6 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include son Doug Weiss and wife Deb of Ainsworth; daughter Julie Ferguson and husband Tim of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren; sisters Judy Glassburner and husband John of Geneva, and Mary Jean Graesser and husband Russ of Spearfish, S.D.; brother-in-law Michael Rudnick of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Richard A. "Rich" Walters Sr., 67, of Ainsworth, Sept. 9, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Chambers Cemetery. Rich Walters Sr. passed away Sept. 4 in his home. Survivors include his wife Judy Walters of Ainsworth; children Connie Linder and husband John of Minden, Cathy Cook and husband Joe of Belgrade, Rich Walters Jr. and wife Amy of Kearney, Colin Jensen of Omaha, and Eileen Jensen of Ainsworth; nine grandchildren; brother Donald "Boog" Walters and wife Karen of Chambers; and a niece, nephew and other family members.

* A graveside service for Ruth E. Assarsson, 97, of Ainsworth, Sept. 8, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ruth Assarsson passed away Sept. 3 in the Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include sons Clifford Assarsson and wife Pauline of Ainsworth, and Gary Assarsson and wife Barb of Long Pine; daughter Louree Beguin and husband Ernie of Ainsworth; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Suzanne F. Iverson, 64, of Bassett, Sept. 5, in the Sybrant Community Church near Bassett with a private family inurnment in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Suzanne Iverson passed away Sept. 2 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include her husband Ron Iverson of Bassett; daughter Ruth Perrigo of Florida; one grandson; mother Jan Eickmeier of Kearney; mother-in-law LaVerne Iverson of Bassett; and numerous other family members.

* Funeral service for Larry E. Walton, 70, of Ainsworth, Sept. 3, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery near Ainsworth. Larry Walton passed away Aug. 29 in his home. Survivors include his wife Judy Walton of Ainsworth; son David Walton of Ainsworth; daughters Michelle Beck and husband Tonny of Ainsworth, and Kandie Flynn Ruskamp and husband Mark of Omaha; four grandsons; brothers Rich Walton and wife Dee of Lexington, and Doug Walton of Ainsworth; sisters Dorothy Mead of Laughlin, Nev., and Margaret Kay Switzer of Columbia, S.C.; and nieces and nephews.

* A celebration of life service for C.J. "Buzz" Nolan, 89, of Spencer, Aug. 31, in the Spencer Community Hall with interment at a later date. Buzz Nolan passed away Aug. 22 in the Wagner Community Hospital at Wagner, S.D.

* Funeral service for Neil E. Hipke, 92, of Spencer, Aug. 30, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery and military honors conducted by the Spencer American Legion Post. Neil Hipke passed away Aug. 26 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Geneva M. "Neva" Minnig, 83, of Bassett, Aug. 29, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Neva Minnig passed away Aug. 20 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include her husband Kenneth Minnig of Bassett; children Douglas Minnig and wife Pat of Bulverde, Texas, and Jeffrey Minnig and wife Penny of Flower Mound, Texas; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews. 

* A celebration of life service for Alice A. Crooker, 83, of Ainsworth, Aug. 28, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the Giles Cemetery near Elsmere. Alice Crooker passed away Aug. 23 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include children David Crooker and wife Barb of Long Pine, Georgia Gaskins and husband Jerry of Paonia, Colo., Linda Strand and husband Rick of Ainsworth, Marie Kenton of Holdrege, Lillie Parkison of Ainsworth, and Joe Crooker and wife Tammy of Ainsworth; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Irma D. Docken, 93, of Spokane, Wash., formerly of Bassett, Aug. 23, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Irma Docken passed away July 8 in the Holy Family Hospital at Spokane. Survivors include daughters Coleen Prehm of Streetman, Texas, Sandra Masters of Lincoln, and Connie Bennett of Spokane; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Ruth Musilek, 102, of Wewela, S.D., Aug. 22, in the Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home of Gregory, S.D., with inurnment in the West Enterprise Cemetery southeast of Wewela.

* Funeral service for Donald W. Fernau, 94, of Bristow, Aug. 20, in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Bristow with burial in the Bristow City Cemetery. Donald Fernau passed away Aug. 15 in the Antelope Memorial Hospital at Neligh.

* Funeral service for Ray Vaughn, 76, of O’Neill formerly of Naper, Aug. 18, in the Naper Community Hall with burial in the Knollcrest Cemetery near Naper. Ray Vaughn passed away Aug. 11 at O’Neill.

* A memorial service for Marsha Rose Smith, 54, of Ainsworth, Aug. 17 in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church. Marsha Smith passed away Aug. 8 in her home. Survivors include brothers Desmond Smith Jr. of Scribner, Terry Smith and wife Gayle of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Dean Smith and wife Marlene of Allen, Alan Smith and wife Mickey of South Sioux City, Iowa, Bob Smith of Beatrice, Doug Smith and wife Susan of Martinsburg, Lin Smith and wife Mary Lou of Ponca, Randy Smith and wife Tonia of Delta Junction, Alaska, and Dennis Smith and wife Theresa of Yankton, S.D.; sisters Chris Micek and husband Bill of Columbus, June Grosvenor and husband Bob of Newcastle, and Shellee Heinemeyer and husband Jeff of Yankton, S.D.; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a great-great-niece.

* Funeral service for Marcia Cook, 59, of Mills formerly of Ainsworth, Aug. 15, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery near Mills. Marcia Cook passed away Aug. 11 at Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Ernest W. Larsen, 94, of Butte, Aug. 11, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial in the Knollcrest Cemetery near Naper with military rites by the Naper VFW, the Butte American Legion Post 51, and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Ernest Larsen passed away Aug. 4 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Marjorie M. Bussinger, 87, of Stuart formerly of Bassett, Aug. 5, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Marjorie Bussinger passed away Aug. 1 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include sons Dr. Ernest Bussinger and wife Connie of Scottsbluff, and William "Bill" Bussinger and special friend Norma Labahn of Bassett; daughters Sue Ann Boltz of Lincoln, Carol Kuhre and husband Doug of Johnstown, and Meri Lee Bussinger of Lincoln; daughter-in-law Connie J. Bussinger of Bassett; brother Charles Linke and wife Vonnie of Lincoln; sister Frances Walkes of Plainview; sister-in-law Eileen Hull and husband Marion of Central Point, Ore.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Todd Doyle, 46, formerly of Newport, Aug. 2, in the Grace Lutheran Church of Burton with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery near Mills. Todd Doyle passed away July 26 at Indianapolis, Ind.

* Funeral service for James Rolland Hytrek, 81, of Stuart, Aug. 1, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Stuart American Legion Post. James Hytrek passed away July 28 in his home. Survivors include his wife Marilyn Hytrek of Stuart; children Minette Genuchi and husband Tim of Lincoln, Gary Hytrek and wife Sherry of Long Beach, Calif., Susan Kubart and husband Dave of North Platte, Kip Hytrek and wife Anne of Ankeny, Iowa, and Tony Hytrek and Carrie Sutak of Wayne; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Jack Hytrek and wife Gayle of Rapid City, S.D.; and sisters Lud King of Eugene, Ore., Marie McGowan of Chicago, Ill., and Rita McWhoter of Wilmington, Del.

* Funeral service for Shane James Nachtman, 48, of Stuart, July 31, in the Stuart Community Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Shane Nachtman passed away July 27 in the University Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Julie Nachtman of Stuart; children Megan Nachtman and Austin Nachtman both of Stuart; brother Lee Nachtman of Nickerson; parents Adolph “Sonny” and Doris Nachtman of Stuart; and aunts and uncles.

* Funeral service for Roy Breuklander, 88, of Valentine, July 28, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Roy Breuklander passed away July 24 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include his wife Florence Breuklander of Valentine; daughters Shirley Winter of Hastings, Twyla Graham of Valentine, and Rhonda Kneifl of Newcastle; son Steve Breuklander of Sparks; and sister Nellie Rhoades of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Delbert R. Hood, 80, of Butte, July 28, in the Butte Community Center with burial in the Butte City Cemetery with military honors by the Butte American Legion Post. Delbert Hood passed away July 24 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart.

* Funeral service for Ralph Longcor, 70, of Valentine, July 28, in the Valentine St. Nicholas Catholic Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Ralph Longcor passed away July 22 in the Sanford Medical Center at Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include his wife Jayne Longcor of Valentine; sons James Longcor, Taylor Longcor, and Kendran Longcor all of Valentine; daughters Lisa Longcor of Valentine, and Kacee Longcor of Valentine; brother John Longcor of Mission, S.D.; and sister Loleta Kvien of Sioux Falls.

* A memorial service for Nedra M. Norton, 77, of Ainsworth, July 25, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment at a later date. Nedra Norton passed away July 20 in her home. Survivors include husband Raymond Norton of Ainsworth; children Rob Norton and wife Janet of Valentine, Marcia Menish and husband Scott of O'Neill, Todd Norton and wife Cindy of Ainsworth, and Michael Norton and wife Jeanie of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Deanna Cornish of Long Pine; step-brothers George Fairbanks Jr. and wife Delpha of White River, S.D., and Ray Fairbanks of Hume, Mo.; brother-in-law Jim Cassedy of Washington; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Bill McCall, 68, of Johnstown, July 24, at the Brown County Fairgrounds. Bill McCall passed away July 19 in the Brown County Hospital at Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Mary Jo McCall of Johnstown; children Lacy Holeman and husband Coy of Carpenter, Wyo., James McCall of Johnstown, and Billy McCall of Gering; brother Joe McCall and wife Dawn of Ainsworth;  sister Jacque Jones and husband George of Gordon; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Dennis G. Mauch, 60, of Fremont formerly of Ainsworth, July 23, in the Fremont First United Methodist Church. Dennis Mauch passed away July 20 in his home. Survivors include his wife Patricia "Patty" Mauch of Fremont; and locally, brother Walter Mauch and wife Connie of Ainsworth, a nephew and great-niece; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Max M. Karo Sr., 87, of Stuart, July 19, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Max Karo Sr. passed away July 13 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include daughter Patricia Karo of Atkinson; son Max Karo Jr. and wife Peggy of O'Neill; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister DeLores Seger of Milaca, Minn.

* A memorial service for Madeline K. McCray, 68, of Long Pine, July 18, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Madeline McCray passed away July 9 in the Arkansas Hospice Inpatient Center at Hot Springs, Ark. Survivors include her husband Melvin McCray of Long Pine; children Susie Crooker and special friend Gary Luther of Ainsworth, Lori Rodriguez and husband Alex Liberato of Hot Springs, Ark., Lisa Obst of Grand Island, and Brian Obst of Grand Island; step-children Dixie R. Zoucha and husband Jerry of Hastings, and Steven L. McCray of Kansas City, Mo.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren; half-brothers Walt Painter of Grand Island, and LeRoy Painter of Tecumseh; sister Carla Broughton of Pace, Fla., and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for LuVerne "Bunny" Lake, 94, of Longmont, Colo., formerly of Johnstown, July 15, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Bunny Lake passed away July 9 in the Longmont United Hospital. Survivors include daughter Judy Miller of Longmont; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Kenneth O'Hare and wife Ruth of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service is pending in Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett for Irma D. Docken, 93, of Spokane, Wash., formerly of Bassett. Irma Docken passed away July 8 in the Holy Family Hospital at Spokane.

* Funeral service for newborn Molly Rose Wallinger of Stuart, July 10, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Molly Wallinger passed away in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill. Survivors include her parents Emily and Jay Wallinger of Stuart; brothers Layne, Blake, Brook and Mac Wallinger of Stuart; grandparents Beth Vogel of Stuart, Everett Vogel of Stuart, and Rolley and Judy Wallinger of Stuart; and great-grandparents Elmer and Doris Vogel of Stuart.

* Funeral service for Roger E. Kappelman, 65, of Phillips formerly of Springview, July 10, in the All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island with burial in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors. Roger Kappelman passed away July 6 in the Mary Lanning Hospital at Hastings. Survivors include his wife Sharon Kappelman of Phillips; sons Jason Kappelman and friend Laura Ganow of Columbus, and Dustin Kappelman of Phillips; one grandson; brother Charles Kappelman and wife Pat of Oakdale, Conn.; sister Susan Kappelman of Long Beach, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. 

* A graveside service will be held at a later date for Ken Blake, 63, of North Platte formerly of Ainsworth. Ken Blake passed away July 5 in his home. Survivors in this area include his brother Kevin "Turk" Blake and wife Kendy of Ainsworth; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

* Funeral service for Shirley J. Lentz, 76, of Ainsworth, July 7, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Shirley J. Lentz passed away July 3 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include 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; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Sandra Clark and husband Jerry of Long Pine; brothers-in-law Fred Lentz and wife Lois of Elkhorn, Elmer Lentz and wife Echo "Jackie" of Ainsworth, and Steve Lentz and wife Sandy of Long Pine; sisters-in-law Shirley M. Lentz of Ainsworth, and Nancy Goodwin of Cody; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Ida Ethel Goodman, 72, of Stuart, July 7, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with inurnment in the Cedarview Cemetery near Mullen. Ida Ethel Goodman passed away June 29 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include husband Robert Goodman of Johnstown; daughter Marlene Johnson and husband Scott of Atkinson; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Evelyn Elliott and husband Dean of Mullen; and step-children Cliff English of Gothenburg, Matt English of Cozad, and Betsy Bryant of St. Cloud, Minn.

* A graveside inurnment service with military rites for Richard "Dick" Finley, 79, of Ainsworth, July 4, at the Johnstown Cemetery. Dick Finley passed away Dec. 14, 2013.

* Funeral service for Gertrude M. Honke, 94, of Atlantic, Iowa, formerly of Butte, July 3, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Gertrude Honke passed away June 26 in the Alegent-Bergan Mercy Medical Center at Omaha.

* Funeral service for Carol Rae Klug, 66, of Burwell formerly of Valentine, July 3, in the Burwell Baptist Church with burial in the Rosebud Cemetery near Bonesteel, S.D. Carol Klug passed away June 29 in the Valley County Heath System Hospital at Ord. Survivors include her husband Stan Klug of Burwell; children Arlita Hamling and husband Aaron of Burwell, and Craig Klug of Ord; nine grandchildren; and sister Marvelyn Manke of Euless, Texas. 

* Funeral service for Miriam L. "Mim" Davis, 97, of Bassett, July 2, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Mim Davis passed away June 30 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include her husband Clint Davis of Bassett; daughters Joy Zumbrunn and husband Lynn of Hesperia, Calif., and Judy Johnson and husband Jack of Bennet; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sister Donna DeWeese of North Platte; brother Garry Byington of North Port, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside memorial service and inurnment for Frances M. (Spearman) Cue, 61, of Omaha formerly of Ainsworth, June 28, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Fran Cue passed away May 12 in her home. She was a 1970 graduate of Ainsworth High School.

* A memorial service for Martha Ellermeier, 101, of Spencer, June 27, in the Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Spencer. Martha Ellermeier passed away June 6 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Grace E. Schultz, 97, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Butte, June 27, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Grace Schultz passed away June 2 in the Banner Thunderbird Medical Center at Glendale.

* A memorial service with Masonic rites for Raleigh R. Ripley, 97, of Springview, June 27, in the Springview United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery with military honors. Raleigh Ripley passed away March 19 in the Winner Regional Long Term Care Facility at Winner, S.D. Survivors include nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lesa Rudnick, 53, of Ainsworth, June 26, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ. Lesa Rudnick passed away June 22 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include husband Michael Rudnick of Ainsworth; son Daniel Rudnick and wife Corey of Lincoln; grandson Jess Rudnick; sisters Jan Weiss of Ainsworth, Judy Glassburner and husband John of Geneva, and Mary Jeanne Graesser and husband Rusty of Spearfish, S.D.; aunt Margaret Helen Reed of Maquoketa, Iowa; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A memorial service for Karolyn K. Nelson Fisher, 75, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Ainsworth and Tilden, June 24, in the Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home of Tilden with burial in the Tilden City Cemetery with military honors. Karolyn Fisher passed away June 12 at New Braunfels.

* A graveside service for Rose M. "Rosie" Warnke, 76, of Long Pine, June 20, in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Rosie Warnke passed away May 7 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include children Steve Warnke of Long Pine, and Betty Jean Larson and husband Lloyd of Newport; son-in-law Dale Mapes of Long Pine; sisters Margie Seadore of Ainsworth, and Shirley Hitchcock and husband Gordon of Ainsworth; and brothers Raymond Seadore of Ainsworth, and the Rev. Albert Seadore and wife Lois of Callaway.

* Funeral service for Dean Weston Morse, 79, of Ainsworth, June 19, in the Alliance Holy Rosary Catholic Church with burial in the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance with military honors. Dean Morse passed away June 13 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include his wife DeAnn Morse of Ainsworth; children Sandie Berry and husband Jim of Corona, Calif., Bonnie Sauls of El Paso, Texas, and Brenda Norman of El Paso; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; parents-in-law Martin and Lois Collins of Alliance; brothers-in-law Dale Collins and wife Natalie of Alliance, and Bryan Collins of Alliance; sisters-in-law Terri Collins of Alliance, Sharon Trumble and husband Mike of Alliance, Lynelle Bump and husband Bryce of Elkhorn, and Wanda Raymond and husband Chris of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews. 

* A memorial service for Constance J. "Connie" Bower, 66, formerly of Spencer, June 19, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer. Connie Bower passed away June 14 in the Alpine Village at Verdigre.

* Funeral service for Theodore H. Rudnick, 89, of Grand Island formerly of Brown County, June 16, in the Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island with burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. Ted Rudnick passed away June 9 in the Nebraska Veteran’s Home at Grand Island. Survivors include daughter Kathryn Schmidt and husband Stanley of St. Libory; son Jim Rudnick and wife Jacqueline of Grand Island; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and brother Henry Rudnick and wife Joan of Long Pine.

* Funeral service for Marline Crisman, 81, of Long Pine formerly of Springview, June 16, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grand View Cemetery near Long Pine. Marline Crisman passed away June 9 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include husband Melton Crisman of Long Pine; son Mike Crisman and wife Kathy of Long Pine; and three grandchildren.

* A graveside memorial service for James D. "Jim" Cosgrove, 74, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., June 14, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Jim Cosgrove passed away May 5 at Sun Lakes. Survivors include his wife Ann Cosgrove of Sun Lakes; daughter Michelle Cammarata and husband Charles of Spring, Texas; son Tony Cosgrove and wife Amy of Payson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother Gene Cosgrove and wife Gwen of Bassett; sister-in-law Beth Cosgrove of York; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Ernest E. "Jim" Moore, 76, of Ainsworth,  June 13, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Jim Moore passed away June 7 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Zelda Moore of Ainsworth; daughters Charlotte Wales and husband Greg of Ainsworth, and Sherry Buoy and husband Rick of Ainsworth; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; father Elvin Moore of Ainsworth; sister Darlene Riley and husband John of Cleburne, Texas; sister-in-law Mary Keim and husband Duane of Ainsworth; brother-in-law Maford Yenglin and wife Sheila of Cheyenne, Wyo.; aunt Molly Moore of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A prayer service for Irvin F. Brooks Sr., 88, of Butte, June 12, in the Butte Full Gospel Church. Irvin Brooks passed away June 9 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* A memorial service and inurnment for Elizabeth M. "Betty" Osborn, 101, of Ainsworth, June 9, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Betty Osborn passed away May 6 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Joan Wills of Ontario, Calif.; step-sons Gerry Osborn and wife Beverly of Ainsworth, and Kenneth Osborn and wife Anne of Oklahoma City, Okla.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* A graveside service for Earl Lee Mizner, 61, of Kearney formerly of Ainsworth, June 7, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Earl Mizner passed away Jan. 19. Survivors include his wife Genevieve "Jo" Mizner of Kearney; son Shawn Mizner and wife Nikki of Kearney; daughter Carrie Howell and husband Kelly of Gibbon; seven grandchildren; brothers George Mizner and wife Gwen of Springview, David Mizner and wife Janna of Vernal, Utah, and Ed Mizner and special friend Leona Bukowski of Kearney; sisters Ella DeWeese and special friend Tom McCoy of Kearney, Phyllis Boller and husband Maurice of North Platte, Arvilla Self and husband Mel of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., Shirley McDonald and husband Glenn of Grand View, Mo., and Cindy Hissong and husband Larry of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Marsha Mizner of Hastings; aunts and other family members.

* Funeral service for Mariann Stuhldreier, 71, of Spencer, June 5, in the Spencer Our Savior Lutheran Church with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery. Mariann Stuhldreier passed away June 3 in the Good Samaritan Center at Bloomfield.

* Funeral service for Roseann B. "Ann" Wales, 83, of Ainsworth, June 2, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ann Wales passed away May 28 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sons Greg Wales and wife Charlotte of Ainsworth, and Gale Wales of Ainsworth; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law June Wescott of Brewster, Betty Wales of Ainsworth, Dorothy Wales of Millboro, S.D., and Betty Peterson and husband Jim of Alaska; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service for Leslie J. Vraspir, 61, of Naper,  May 31, at the Oakdale Cemetery near Naper. Leslie Vraspir passed away May 23 in the Sanford Medical Center at Sioux Falls, S.D.

* Funeral service for Velma Blanchard Crist, 82, of Ainsworth formerly of Central City and Grand Island, May 30, in the Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home of St. Paul with burial in the Cotesfield Cemetery. Velma Crist passed away May 26 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Pam McMillan and husband Bob of Omaha; sons Mike Lahowetz and wife Erin of Grand Island, Kevin Lahowetz and wife Tammy of Grand Island, and Jeff Lahowetz of Grand Island; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; brother Tom Blanchard and wife Eileen of Grand Island; and sister Peggy Hughes and husband Don of Scotia.

* A graveside memorial service with military rights for Kenneth F. Spann, 94, of Corvallis, Mont., formerly of Bassett,  May 30, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Kenneth Spann passed away March 13. Survivors include his wife Emogene "Jean" Spann of Corvallis; son Thomas Spann of Bothell, Wash.; sisters-in-law Leona Spann of Bassett, Maude Spann of Salem, Ore., and Jo Spann of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews. Memorials have been directed to the family in his name.

* Funeral service for Pearl Gudgel Brokofsky, 88, of Grand Island formerly of Ainsworth, May 28, in the Apfol Funeral Home of Grand Island with burial in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Pearl Brokofsky passed away May 23 at Grand Island. Survivors include sons Larry Brokofsky and wife Linda of Lincoln, and Rick Brokofsky and wife Lavern of Omaha; sisters Ida Belle Fernau and husband Lavern of Nampa, Idaho, Sharon Jochem and husband Dean of Ainsworth, and Sherrill Hershiser and husband Bob of Baldwin City, Kan.; brother Jack Gudgel of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

* Sandra E. "Sandy" Burkholder, 66, of Long Pine, passed away Thursday, May 22, in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include her husband Michael Burkholder of Long Pine; father Fred Hawley of Suttons Bay, Mich.; mother Fern Hawley of Suttons Bay; brothers Randy Hawley of Suttons Bay, and Jim Hawley of Suttons Bay; sister Karen Drake and husband Mark of Suttons Bay; stepson Nathan Burkholder of Warren, Mich.; and two nieces and one nephew.

* A memorial service for Judith A. "Judy" Anthony, 74, of Ainsworth formerly of Wood Lake, May 27, in the Valentine First Baptist Church. Judy Anthony passed away May 16 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include sons Gregory Anthony and wife Tina of Valentine, and Tod Anthony and wife Linda of Springfield, Ore.; daughter Shelley Curtis and husband Craig of Camp Creek, Ore.; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside memorial service for Lucile M. Sieker, 89, of Bassett, May 24, at the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport. Lucile Sieker passed away March 2 in the Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include daughter Carol Freeman of Omaha; sons-in-law Walter Porter of Bassett, and Milton Lewis of Newport; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Charles Kelly of Gordon; sister-in-law June Kelly of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews. Memorials have been suggested to the family in her name. In conjunction with the Lucile Sieker service, a committal service was held at the Willowdale Cemetery for her son-in-law, Charles G. "Gary" Freeman, 69, of Omaha. Gary Freeman passed away Nov. 20, 2013, in Omaha. Survivors include his wife Carol Freeman of Omaha; daughters Kim Pancake and husband Willie, Kathy Severin and husband Lee, and Konnie Maben; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; step-mother Margaret Freeman; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

* A graveside memorial service for Vicki Kay Welke, 59, of Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Ainsworth, May 24, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Vicki Welke passed away Nov. 29, 2013, at Cheyenne. Survivors include son Justin Krebs; daughter Deonna Smith; three grandchildren; sister Cheryl Henry and husband Harold; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family members.

* A graveside service for Arlyce M. Wuerz, 83, of Newman, Calif., May 24, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Arlyce Wuerz passed away May 14 at Newman, Calif. Survivors include son Randy Wuerz of Las Cruces, N.M.; daughters Bonnie Munro of Lolo, Mont., and Brenda Behrens of Manteca, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Janice Malcom, 72, of Spencer, May 22, in the Bristow Community Hall with burial in the Union Cemetery near Spencer. Janice Malcom passed away May 19 in the Niobrara Valley Hospital at Lynch.

* Funeral service for Kerry Bryant, 54, of Kilgore, May 21, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church. Kerry Bryant passed away May 15 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Tara Bryant of Kilgore; daughters Stephanie Erdmann of Omaha, and Samantha Bryant of Ogden, Utah; sons Dustin Bryant of Lincoln, and Drew Bryant of Lincoln; mother Sharon Bryant of Kilgore; brother Lonty Bryant of Kearney; and sister Danea Bryant of Spokane, Wash.

* A memorial service for Lyle E. Williams, 96, of Ainsworth, May 19, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Grand Prairie Cemetery near Johnstown. Lyle Williams passed away May 9 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include children Blair Williams and wife Marilyn of Johnstown, and Sharon Brede and husband Roger of Long Pine; daughter-in-law Becky Williams of Bradley, Ill.; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Evelyn (Baker) Heiden, 89, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Burton. Evelyn Heiden passed away May 9 at Memphis. Survivors include her husband Art Heiden; three children; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; sister Gwen Fling of Ainsworth; brothers Vance Baker and wife Marilyn of Springview, and Brad Baker of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for brothers James M. "Jim" Herrington, 93, and Daniel P. "Dan" Herrington, 78, of Stuart, May 17, in the Bassett American Legion Post 123 with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Dan and Jim Herrington passed away Feb. 20. Survivors include brother Robert O. Herrington of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters Evelyn Mahlin of Fairbury, and Margaret Zimmerman and husband Larry of Harrison; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Chauncey Lanz, 58, of Fremont formerly of Ainsworth, May 17, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Chauncey Lanz passed away April 5 in the A.J. Merrick Manor. Survivors include children Chauncey "CJ" Turpin of Rochester, Minn., Jacob Lanz and wife Lori of Inman, Daureen "DJ" Holverson and husband Dan of Fremont, Rhonda Heimann and husband Paul of Fremont, and Danielle Neubert and husband Travis of Fremont; 10 grandchildren; and brother Mark Lanz and wife Jane of Ainsworth.

* A graveside memorial service for Roxie Pancake, 58, of Fremont, May 17, at the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Roxie Pancake passed away Feb. 25. Survivors include her parents Ray and Evelyn Pancake; brother Kelley Pancake and wife Katrina; and, locally, cousin Mark Lanz of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Fran (Spearman) Cue, 61, of Omaha formerly of Ainsworth, May 16, in the King of Kings Lutheran Church of Omaha with a graveside service at a later date in Ainsworth. Fran Cue passed away May 12 in her home. Survivors include husband Terry Cue of Omaha; daughter Lezlie Chimienti and husband Frank of Long Island, N.Y.; son Josh Farris and wife Ashley of Omaha; step-children Sierra Goetz, Serena Bridges and Chris Cue; 11 grandchildren; brothers Charles Spearman and wife Chris of Sapphire Village, Mont., Fred Spearman of Ainsworth, Jim Spearman and wife Linda of Jefferson, Iowa, and Kirk Spearman and wife Kandy of Hazard; foster brothers Dwayne Stenstrom of Mission, S.D., Daryl Stenstrom of Rosebud, S.D., and Jim Stucker of Elm Creek;

* Services will be held at a later date for Rose M. "Rosie" Warnke, 76, of Long Pine. Rosie Warnke passed away May 7 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include children Steve Warnke of Long Pine, and Betty Jean Larson and husband Lloyd of Newport; son-in-law Dale Mapes of Long Pine; sisters Margie Seadore of Ainsworth, Katherine DeBolt of Bassett; and Shirley Hitchcock and husband Gordon of Ainsworth; and brothers Raymond Seadore of Ainsworth, and the Rev. Albert Seadore and wife Lois of Callaway.

* A memorial service for Conrad L. Anderson, 79, of Long Pine, May 10, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church. Conrad Anderson passed away April 20 in the Brown County Hospital at Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Shirley Anderson of Long Pine; daughters Janell Jorgensen and husband Brad of Omaha, Renee Tucker and husband Tracy of St. Paul, and Aletha Sands and husband Don of Lincoln; son Keven Anderson and wife Sara of Holdrege; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; brother Byron Anderson of Holdrege; and sister Marilynn Smith and husband Bob of Milligan, Colo.

* Funeral service for Mildred Stewart, 80, of Newport, May 9, in the Newport Gymnasium with burial in the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport. Mildred Stewart passed away May 5 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Terry Stewart and wife Janet of Bassett, Dale Stewart and wife Janet of Newport, Mary Ammon and husband Neil of Newport, and Don Stewart and wife Sheila of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; brother Glenn Haugen and wife Eileen of Newport; brother-in-law L. Neal Stewart and wife Vera of Cochran, Ga.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Virginia Volquardsen, 86, of O'Neill, May 10, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Virginia Volquardsen passed away May 2 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for James Andrew Turpin, 57, of Bassett, May 7, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Willowdale Cemetery north of Newport. James Turpin passed away May 3 in the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital at Lincoln. Survivors include his wife Monica Turpin of Bassett; brothers Gene Turpin and wife Kathy of Bassett, and Ken Turpin and wife Milinda of Newport; mother-in-law Lavonne Coash Briggs of Lincoln; brother-in-law Don Coash and wife Paige of Bassett; sisters-in-law Deb Winn of Rapid City, S.D., Karen Tetchener of Rapid City, Kim Yant and husband Bill of Monterey, Calif., and Chris Porter and husband Brian of Naveda, Mo.; an uncle, nephews and nieces.

* Funeral service for Virgil D. Larson, 86, of Bassett, May 5, in the Bassett Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial with military honors in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery near Verdigre. Virgil Larson passed away May 2 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include his wife Denelda "Dee" Larson of Bassett; children Blain Larson and special friend Cindy Svoboda of Schuyler, Dixie Debolt and husband Gene of Newport, Dawn Dorsey and husband Warren of Ainsworth, and Brian Larson and wife Lucia of Rose Valley, Penn.; 11 grand children; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service for Lois Neuman, 77, of Lincoln formerly of Bassett, May 3, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Lois Neuman passed away Dec. 11, 2013, at Lincoln. Survivors include her brother Willard “Bill” Neuman of California.

* A memorial service for Frances Guy, 69, of Beatrice formerly of Valentine, April 26, in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine with inurnment in the Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine. Frances Guy passed away Feb. 5 at Beatrice. Survivors include her children Daniel of Lincoln, Rebecca of Jansen, Billy of Beatrice, Mary of Fullerton, and Wayne of Lincoln.

* A memorial service for Duane Stewart Osborn, 80, of Pierre, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth, April 26, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. Duane Osborn passed away Feb. 27 at Pierre. Survivors include children Ed Osborn of Brighton, Colo., Kim Bejot and husband Evan Evans of Ainsworth, Shawn Osborn and wife Wendy of Littleton, Colo., and Monte Osborn of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister Ann Arndt and husband John of Independence, Mo.

* Funeral service for Conrad L. Anderson, 79, of Long Pine, April 25, in the First Lutheran Church of Kearney with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Axtell. Conrad Anderson passed away April 20 in the Brown County Hospital at Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Shirley Anderson of Long Pine; daughters Janell Jorgensen and husband Brad of Omaha, Renee Tucker and husband Tracy of St. Paul, and Aletha Sands and husband Don of Lincoln; son Keven Anderson and wife Sara of Holdrege; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; brother Byron Anderson of Holdrege; and sister Marilynn Smith and husband Bob of Milligan, Colo.

* Funeral service for Mark Kaup, 80, of Stuart, April 23, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery and military rights performed by the Stuart American Legion Post. Mark Kaup passed away April 16 in the Neligh Nursing Home. Survivors include his wife Karen Kaup of Stuart; daughters Deanna Kaup of Fremont, and Doreen Fessler and husband Kenneth of Stuart; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings Edmond Kaup of Texas, Helen Adams and husband Earl of Stuart, and Alvin Kaup of Norfolk; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A memorial service for William H. "Billy" Crosser, 59, of the Bassett and Ainsworth area, April 19, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. Billy Crosser passed away April 3 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include sons Brandon Crosser and wife Sara of Kansas City, Mo., and Logan Crosser of Bassett; daughter Sarah Crosser of Chillicothe, Mo.; brothers Brian Crosser and wife Patty of Meadville, Mo., Bobbie Crosser and wife Patty of Chillicothe, and Donny Hatfield and wife Kaylene of Chillicothe; sisters Beverly Fugate, Barbara Maberry and husband Richard, and Becky Norris and husband Richard all of Chillicothe, Donna Peeper and husband Dave of Springfield, Mo., and Debbie Reed and husband Steve of Sedalia, Mo.; and nieces, nephews, an aunt and several cousins.

* A memorial service for Raymond L. "Ray" Denny, 75, of Newport, April 16, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Newport Cemetery. Ray Denny passed away April 10 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include wife Lillian Denny of Newport; children Lori Morrow and husband Rick of Bassett, Sherry Pohlman and husband Scott of Lincoln, Patsy Strand of North Platte, RaeDean Caldwell and husband Vince of Newport, and Melissa Denny of Newport and special friend Shaun Reynolds of Bassett; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Don Denny of Ainsworth, and Garry Denny and wife Naomi of Ainsworth; sister Shirley Beasley and husband Daniel of Lancaster, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Shirley Dutrow, 80, of Ainsworth, April 14, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Shirley Dutrow passed away April 10 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include husband Wayne Dutrow of Ainsworth; sons Larry Titus of Springview, and Darrel Titus of Springview; step-son Bruce Dutrow and wife Tracy of Yankton, S.D.; step-daughter Melany Baxter and significant other Bryce Franzen of Gothenburg; special friend Carolyn Titus of Paola, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Roger Swim and wife Donna of Springview; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lloyd Sherman, 84, of Grand Island formerly of Brown County, April 14, in the Shelton United Methodist Church with interment in the Shelton Cemetery with military honors. Lloyd Sherman passed away April 10 in the Grand Island Veterans Home. Survivors include son Brad Sherman and wife Michelle of Sidney; three grandchildren; brothers Morris Sherman and wife Betty of Brule, and Don Sherman of O'Neill; sister Marie Keim and husband Erwin of Ainsworth; and sisters-in-law Hap Hinkle of Columbus, Ohio, Helen Sherman of Ainsworth, and June Sherman of Brule.

* Funeral service for Lorene Boettcher, 86, of Spencer, April 14, in the Spencer Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Lorene Boettcher passed away April 7 in her home.

* A celebration of life service for Gabrielle Shanae Murray, 13, of Pratt, Kan., April 14, in the Ainsworth Parkside Berean Church. Gabrielle Murray passed away April 4 after battling cancer. Survivors include parents Kevin and Chandra Murray of Pratt; sister Shiloh Murray of Pratt; grandparents Carol Plate of Ainsworth, and Arthur and Virginia Murray of Hutchinson, Kan.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

* A memorial service for Sally Morgan, 70, of West St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Ainsworth, April 12, in the Neligh United Methodist Church. Sally Morgan passed away March 3 in her home. Survivors include her husband Glen "Peage" Morgan of West St. Paul.

* A memorial service for William “Don” Foster, 84, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Sparks, April 11, in the Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home of Rapid City. Don Foster passed away April 5 in his home. Survivors include children Sherry Sims and husband Mike, Sandra Cross and husband Evan, Carolyn Meyer and husband Duane, and Donald Foster and wife SanDee; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister Barbara Morlang of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Blanche Gudgel, 90, of Ainsworth, April 11, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Blanche Gudgel passed away April 6 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Barbara Anderson of Ainsworth; sisters-in-law Pearl Brokofsky of Grand Island, Ida Belle Fernau and husband Lavern of Nampa, Idaho, Sharron Jochem and husband Dean of Ainsworth, and Sherrill Hershiser and husband Bob of Baldwin City, Kan.; brother-in-law Jack Gudgel of Scottsbluff; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Bernice L. "Toots" Seberger, 91, of Bassett, April 10, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Toots Seberger passed away April 6 in her home. Survivors include son Frank Seberger and wife Pam of Newport; daughters Lee Ann Chinn of Bassett, and Sue Brott and husband Rex of Stapleton; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Maxine Jamison of Springview; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service will be held at a later date for James Edward Frauen, 89, of Kansas formerly of the Ainsworth and Long Pine area. Jim Frauen passed away Tuesday, April 1, in the Hays Medical Center at Hays, Kan. Survivors include his wife Earleen Frauen; son John Frauen and wife Donna of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters Jan Bradfield and Ed Brancart of Kansas City, Kan., and Joy Fuqua and husband Brad of Jetmore, Kan.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Cynthia Dawn Kelly, 51, of Mills, April 7, in Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill with inurnment in the O’Neill Cemetery. Cindy Kelly passed away March 21 in an automobile accident near Springview. Survivors include children Brandon Tschantre and wife Amy of Silver Creek, Amanda Rickard of Clarks, and Cody Tschantre of Silver Creek; one granddaughter; parents Harold and Rosalie Kelly of Kilgore; companion Tom Pofahl of Mills; brothers Mike Chandler of Grand Island, and Curt Kelly and wife Susan of Broadwater; sister Crystal Geiman and husband John of Rapid City, S.D.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Donald Luther, 81, of Winner, S.D., April 7, in the Winner United Methodist Church with burial in the Winner City Cemetery. Donald Luther passed away March 31 in the Winner Regional Long Term Care Facility.

* A memorial service for James Bradley Larsen, 61, of Ainsworth, April 5, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ. Jim Larsen passed away March 22 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include mother Doris Layman and husband Carl of Fremont; siblings Larry Larsen of Fremont, and Patty Montgomery of El Paso, Texas; half-siblings Julie Booze of Fremont, Jodie Metcalf of Indiana, Pam Srizell of Virginia, and Mark Layman of Kansas; and longtime special friend Charlotte Issler of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Evelyn F. Freeman, 89, of Coleridge formerly of Long Pine, April 5, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Evelyn Freeman passed away March 28 in the Park View Haven Nursing Home at Coleridge. Survivors include son Duane Freeman and wife Marietta of Laurel; daughters Yvonne Ginder of Phoenix, Ariz., and Judy Eidson and husband James of Phoenix; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Myrtle Faist of Denver, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Mass of Christian burial for Albina Hejna, 89, of Tyndall, S.D., April 4, in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church of Tabor, S.D., with burial in the St. Wenceslaus Parish Cemetery. Albina Hejna passed away March 30 in the Tyndall Good Samaritan Society. Survivors in the area include daughter Joyce Sedlacek and husband Duane of Johnstown; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Evelyn Dvorak, 98, of Stuart, March 29, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Evelyn Dvorak passed away March 22 in her home. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Raleigh R. Ripley, 97, of Springview, will be held at a later date. Raleigh Ripley passed away March 19 in the Winner Regional Long Term Care at Winner, S.D. Survivors include nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Ernest LeRoy "Skip" Porter, 53, of Atkinson formerly of Burwell, March 18, in the Burwell Baptist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Skip Porter passed away March 12 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his fiancee Dala Cesar of Atkinson; four grandchildren; father Lawrence Porter and wife Alberta of Neligh; brothers Dwight Porter of Taylor, and Galen Porter and wife Brenda of Wright, Wyo.; sister Janelle Porter of Valentine; brother-in-law Jim Wagner of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for John Thiede, 61, of Burton, March 15, in the Grace Lutheran Church of Burton with burial in the Jordan Valley Cemetery near Burton. John Thiede passed away March 11 in his home.

* A graveside service for Pastor Robin Michael Hintze, 65, of Westminster, Mass., March 15, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Pastor Robin Michael Hintze passed away March 6 in the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Center at Worcester, Mass. Survivors include his wife Ann Hintze of Westminster; daughters Hanna Hintze of Annapolis, Md., Liv Booth and husband Brandon of St. Louis, Mo., and Marta Lane and husband Jason of Milwaukee, Wis.; nine grandchildren; sisters Audrey Linich of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and twin sister Rose Marie Jackson of Winchendon, Mass.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Helen D. Haun, 82, of Spencer, March 8, in the Spencer United Methodist Church with burial in the Union Cemetery near Spencer. Helen Haun passed away March 2 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Ronald W. "Ronnie" Schumann, 66, of Butte, March 7, in the Butte Community Center with burial in the Butte City Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Naper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8256. Ronnie Schumann passed away March 3 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Lucile M. Sieker, 89, of Bassett. Lucile Sieker passed away March 2 in the Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include daughter Carol Freeman of Omaha; sons-in-law Walter Porter of Bassett, and Milton Lewis of Newport; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Charles Kelly of Gordon; sister-in-law June Kelly of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews. Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of arrangements.

* Funeral service for Clarence E. Ruther, 96, of Springview, March 7, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainworth with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview with military rites. Clarence Ruther passed away March 2 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include sister-in-law Elaine Ruther of Valentine; and several nieces and nephews, including Bernadette Dickau of Waterloo, Joanie Mack of Omaha, and Raymond Shaffer of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Doris Wrage, 94, of Wood Lake, March 3, in the Wood Lake Union Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Doris Wrage passed away Feb. 26 at Broken Bow. Survivors include daughters Gwen Davidson of Thornton, Colo., and Rosemary Overman and husband Bill of Lincoln; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Jackie Graff and husband Dean of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Shirley Daniels and husband Noral of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Beatrice Foster, 100, of Valentine, March 1, in Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine with a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Sparks Cemetery. Beatrice Foster passed away Feb. 23 in the Pineview Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include children Arvella Foster of Valentine, Charles Foster of Valentine, and Charlene Twitchell of Jerome, Idaho.

* A memorial service for Theresa Taylor, 85, of Ogallala, Feb. 27, in the First United Methodist Church of Ogallala with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Theresa Taylor passed away Feb. 22 in the Ogallala Community Hospital. Survivors include sons Leonard Taylor and wife Glenda of Ogallala, and Wayne Taylor and wife Chris of Wahoo; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for William E. "Bill" Lippold, 80, of Ainsworth, Feb. 26, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery near Ainsworth. Bill Lippold passed away Feb. 21 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife LaVonne Lippold of Ainsworth; children Camilla "Cammie" See and husband Randy of Grand Island, Lance Lippold of Orange, Calif., Amy Rice and husband Eric of Gothenburg, and Alane Lentz and husband Dan of Ainsworth; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service for Glenn A. Bammerlin, 91, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Burton, Feb. 21, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D., Glenn Bammerlin passed away Feb. 18 at Rapid City. Survivors include sisters Lila Heerten and husband Art of Springview, and Jeanne Graff of Coulee Dam, Wash.; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service with military honors for Neil E. Anderson, 86, of Long Pine, Feb. 21, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Neil Anderson passed away Feb. 18 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include sons Rex Anderson and wife Rosie of Elm Creek, and Rick Anderson and wife Ione of Bassett; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Bode Sorey of Ainsworth, and Doris Hughes of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Geraldine Anderson of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A memorial service for Troy Allen Schroder, 41, of Ainsworth, Feb. 8, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church. Troy Schroder passed away Feb. 1 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Katrina Schroder of Ainsworth; children Keely Vincent of Pierre, S.D., Keagan Schroder of Ainsworth, Andy Davis of Ainsworth, Loretta Turner of Columbus, Crystal Parker of Ainsworth, Ira Haley of Ainsworth, Sherri Turner of Ainsworth, and Roy Turner of Columbus; 17 grandchildren; father Darrold Schroder and wife Ruby of Newport; brother Wayne Schroder and wife Tanya of Stuart; grandmother Edith Keller of Bassett; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Rose Frickel, 93, of Atkinson, Feb. 7, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Rose Frickel passed away Feb. 4 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include children Patricia Rickard and husband Verlin of Dorchester, Joani Prokop and husband Ken of Gresham, Larry Straka and wife Lynette of Battle Creek, Dorothy Garcia and husband Pete of Sioux Falls, S.D., Tom Frickel and wife Patty of Atkinson, Roger Frickel and wife Pam of Atkinson, Marcia Coburn and husband Doug of Atkinson, Robert Frickel of Lincoln, and Richard Frickel and wife Tara of Atkinson; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Cathy White of Omaha, and Sister Beatus Laible of Milwaukee, Wisc.; brother Father Adrian Laible of Omaha; and sisters-in-law Esther Syfie of O'Neill, and Lillian Marquardt and husband Allen of Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Darlene A. Tunink, 92, of Butte, Feb. 6, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Darlene Tunink passed away Feb. 2 in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* Funeral service for Mary Catherine Estes, 77, of Stuart, Feb. 3, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Mary Catherine Estes passed away Jan. 29 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Rosemary Briggs of Dimondale, Mich., Patti Frickel and husband Tom of Pickstown, S.D., Doris Estes of Stuart, Vickie Seger and husband Leo of Atkinson, and Alan Estes and wife Kim of Stuart; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Irene Cobb and husband Larry of Stuart, and Edith Kunz and husband Bert of Lincoln; brother Charles Jansen and wife Carolyn of Stuart; and sisters-in-law Marianne Jansen of Stuart, and Evelyn Rudolf of Chapman.

* Funeral service for John Lien, 80, of Valentine, Feb. 1, in the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. John Lien passed away Jan. 28 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include his wife Lois Lien of Valentine; daughter Deb Witte of Valentine; sons Rick Lien of Hemingford, David Lien of Valentine, Ron Lien of Minatare, and Russ Lien of Aguana, Calif.; sister Betty Rodgers of Valentine; brothers Jim Lien of Tucson, Ariz., Clem Lien of Henderson, Nev., Bill Lien of Gregory, S.D., and Dick Lien of Watertown, S.D.; and sister-in-law Luree Lien.

* A graveside memorial service for Patricia Lynn Carlson, 61, of Omaha formerly of Rock County, Jan. 30, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Pat Carlson passed away Jan. 15 in her home. Survivors include her husband Dave Fischer of Omaha; mother Margaret "Peg" Carlson of Bassett; brother Norman Carlson and wife Joann of Albany, N.Y.; sister Jeanie Carlson of Bassett; a niece and a nephew. Memorials have been suggested to the family for future designation.

* A memorial service for Christina Michelle Wolfe, 40, of Valentine, Jan. 24, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with a private family inurnment. Christina Wolfe passed away Jan. 20 in her home. Survivors include her parents Gary and Bonnie Wolfe of Ainsworth; brother Garrett Wolfe of Ainsworth; special friend Pat Greenough of Valentine; two uncles; and cousins.

* Funeral service for Earl Lee Mizner, 61, of Kearney formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 23, in the Kearney Evangelical Free Church with interment at a later date in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Earl Mizner passed away Jan. 19 in his home. Survivors include his wife Genevieve "Jo" Mizner of Kearney; son Shawn Mizner and wife Nikki of Kearney; daughter Carrie Howell and husband Kelly of Gibbon; seven grandchildren; brothers George Mizner and wife Gwen of Springview, David Mizner and wife Janna of Vernal, Utah, and Ed Mizner and special friend Leona Bukowski of Kearney; sisters Ella DeWeese and special friend Tom McCoy of Kearney, Phyllis Boller and husband Maurice of North Platte, Arvilla Self and husband Mel of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., Shirley McDonald and husband Glenn of Grand View, Mo., and Cindy Hissong and husband Larry of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Marsha Mizner of Hastings; aunts and other family members.

* A memorial service for James Ocie Perrett, 57, of Perryton, Texas, Jan. 22, in the Wood Lake Union Church with a private family inurnment at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Valentine. James Perrett passed away Jan. 16 from injuries sustained during a multiple-vehicle accident in a dust storm near Colby, Kan. Survivors include his wife Chris of Perryton; children Melissa Leal and husband Michael of Beatrice, Beth Gregory and husband Brett of Fort Worth, Texas, Jessica Perrett of Beatrice, and Michael Perrett of Beatrice; step-children Steven Ellis and wife Erica of Tulsa, Okla., and Tamara Githens and husband Chad of Perryton; eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; father Ocie Perrett of Ainsworth; sister Suzie Bussinger and husband Dale of Elk Mound, Wis.; and a niece and nephew.

* A memorial service for Jim A. Davis, 66, of St. Libory formerly of Long Pine, Jan. 22, in the Palmer Lutheran Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Jim Davis passed away Jan. 19 in his home near St. Libory.

* A memorial service for Joann Copeland, 49, of Waco formerly of Bassett, Jan. 13, in the Metz Chapel at York with inurnment at a later date. Joann Copeland passed away Jan. 6 at Waco. Survivors include her husband Don Copeland of Waco; sons Brad Copeland and Keith Copeland of Waco; sisters Lora Clausen of Nampa, Idaho, Bertha Shay of Oregon, Helen Bartlett of Bassett, Linda Devall of Ainsworth, and Ione Anderson of Bassett; brothers Charles Devall, Ed Devall and Harold Devall all of Bassett, and Bob Devall of Inman; mother-in-law Janet Stewart of Bassett; brother-in-law Al Hoffman of Washington; and an uncle.

* Funeral service for Delores A. Lampman, 77, of Norfolk formerly of Butte, Jan. 13, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery near Butte. Delores Lampmann passed away Jan. 9 in the St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Care Center at Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Bessie L. Poore, 93, of Ainsworth, Jan. 11, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Bessie Poore passed away Jan. 5 in her home. Survivors include son-in-law Ellis "Al" Hodge of rural Ainsworth; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers John Fletcher and wife Melva of Bassett, and Donald Fletcher and wife Geri of Gibbon; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

* Funeral service for Anna Mary J. Filips, 78, of Spencer, Jan. 11, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Anna Mary Filips passed away Jan. 4 in the Golden Living Center at Hartington.

* Funeral service for Kenneth L. Fegley, 97, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 11, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Kenneth Fegley passed away Jan. 7 in the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Survivors include son Richard Fegley and wife Carol of Indianola; daughter Sharon Deutsch and husband Don of Rapid City; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters Lois Pratt of Indianapolis, Ind., and Donnabelle Woods of Canby, Ore.; sisters-in-law Mariel Fegley of Bassett, Glenda Spies of North Platte, and Donna McConnell of Deming, N.M.

* Funeral service for Linda Lou Smith, 68, of Springview, Jan. 9, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Linda Smith passed away Jan. 5 in her home near Springview. Survivors include her husband John H. Smith of Springview; children Quinn Smith and wife Amy of Ranson, W.V., Michele Smith of Maryland Heights, Mo., and Sheila Bracht and husband Dennis of Arlington; five grandchildren; mother Maxine Jamison of Springview; sisters Nila Gierau of Springview, and Mary Brehm and husband John of Lincoln; brothers-in-law Joseph LaFace of Conway, Ark., Don Smith and wife Jeannie of Carrollton, Texas, and Bill McFarland of Allendale, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Jim Drinkwalter, 89, of Valentine, Jan. 9, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church. Jim Drinkwalter passed away Jan. 5 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include his wife Kate Drinkwalter of Valentine; daughters Shelia Nelson of Lincoln and Jan Drinkwalter of Valentine; son Jim Drinkwalter of Lincoln; brother Bill Drinkwalter of South Dakota; and sisters Dorothy Sharp of South Dakota, Mary Lou Thornton of Wyoming, Alma Lea Keller of Colorado, Betty Boykin of Arizona, Delma Fisher of Nebraska, and Charlotte Edwards of Nebraska.

* A memorial service for Keith L. Williams, 77, of Lincoln formerly of the Springview area, Jan. 8, in the Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Keith Williams passed away Jan. 4. Survivors include children Joe Williams and wife Trudy, and Stacy Trapp and husband John; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Brad Williams and wife Beverly; brother-in-law Charles Savidge and wife Sharon; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Blanche M. McCoy, 100, of Springview, Jan. 8, in the Keya Paha County High School gymnasium at Springview with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Blanche McCoy passed away Jan. 2 in the Avera Gregory Healthcare Center at Gregory, S.D. Survivors include son Newell McCoy of Springview; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

 

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