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* Notice to visitors: Obituaries on this page are for 2015. Previous obituaries can be viewed by the following links: 2014 Archives2013 Archives, 2012 Archives, 2011 Archives, 2010 Archives, 2009 Archives2008 Archives2007 Archives2006 Archives2005 Archive

* Word has been received of the death of Samuel E. Privett Sr., 86, of Pollock Pines, Calif. Samuel Privett passed away Monday, Jan. 26, at Placerville, Calif. No formal services will be held. Survivors locally include son Allen Privett and wife Laura of Ainsworth, and three grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Rick L. Stolcpart, 68, of O'Neill, will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Christ Lutheran Church of O'Neill with military rites conducted by the O'Neill American Legion Post 93 and inurnment at a later date. Rick Stolcpart passed away Monday, Jan. 26, in his home. Survivors include his wife Suzanne Stolcpart of O'Neill; children Corby Stolcpart and wife Shelley of Firth, Ryan Stolcpart of Madison, Wis., Marnee Rosenberg and husband Tim of Chandler, Ariz., and Holli Lovegrove and husband Brandon of Geneva; seven grandchildren; mother Bettye Stolcpart of Newport; brothers Randy Stolcpart and wife Linda of Burton, and Rod Stolcpart and wife Lori of Newport; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Orland L. Anson, 83, of Atkinson, Jan. 29, in the Faith Community Church of O'Neill with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery near Atkinson. Orland Anson passed away Jan. 24 in the Bryan LGH at Lincoln. Survivors include his wife Anita Anson of Atkinson; children Robert Anson of Atkinson, Richard Anson and wife Joan of Borrego Springs, Calif., Deborah Brauer of Atkinson, and Rod Anson of Atkinson; 17 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Bernard Dale Craven, 83, of Bassett, Jan. 24, in the Burwell United Methodist Church with burial in the Cottonwood Cemetery near Burwell. Bernard Craven passed away Jan. 21 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Deb Schwanke and husband Larry of Amboy, Minn., Vick Moninger and husband Nyal of Dupree, S.D., Doug Craven and wife Delores of Bassett, Jackie Barta and husband Lynn of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Jim Craven of Newport; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister AnnaBelle Craven of Central Point, Ore.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Mervin Higgins, 85, of Naper, Jan. 23, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the Naper Catholic Cemetery. Mervin Higgins passed away Jan. 20 in the Gregory, S.D., Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Shaina M. Shaw, 26, of Bassett, Jan. 19, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Shaina Shaw passed away Jan. 13 in the Children's Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include her parents Ben and Danita Shaw of Bassett; sister Leah Hagan and husband Justin of Bassett and their children Mason, Collin and Aiden; brother Ethan Shaw of Bassett; grandparents Roger and Ione Fischer of Bassett, and Cecilia Shaw of Ainsworth; aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.

* Funeral service for Ronald Gene McNally, 69, of Phenix City, Ala., Jan. 17, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites. Ron McNally passed away Jan. 9 in the St. Francis Hospital at Columbus, Ga. He was a 1963 Ainsworth High School graduate. Survivors include companion Joyce Karen Nelson of Phenix City; brother David McNally and wife DiAnn of Cozad; sister-in-law Cindy McNally of Ainsworth; aunts Arlene Klein of O'Neill, and Connie McNally of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Doris Rae Greenfield, 88, of Stuart, Jan. 17, in the Stuart Community Church with inurnment at a later date. Doris Greenfield passed away Jan. 7 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include her husband Robert Greenfield of Stuart; children Diane Greenfield of Omaha, Dan Greenfield of Lincoln, and Dixon Greenfield of Elkhorn; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister Eva Mathews of Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Dave Kocian, 65, of Butte, Jan. 16, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Dave Kocian passed away Jan. 13 in the Niobrara Valley Hospital at Lynch.

* Funeral service for James McCloughan, 69, of Valentine, Jan. 15, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Valentine. James McCloughan passed away Jan. 9 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include wife Nadda McCloughan of Valentine; daughters Sheila Krueger of Valentine, and Judy McDougle of Sioux Falls, S.D.; son Tom McCloughan of Valentine; and sister Shirley Vontz of Lincoln.

* A memorial service for Richard Walter Welke, 76, of Grand Island formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 10, in the Ainsworth American Legion Hall with inurnment at a later date. Rich Welke passed away Dec. 17 in the VA Medical Center at Grand Island. Survivors include his wife Marsha Welke of Grand Island; daughter Debra Gillam of Chicago, Ill.; son Scott Welke and spouse Terry of Chicago, Ill.; step-children Mischell Hill and husband Wes of Kilgore, Kimberly Minge and husband Joel of Raymond, David Rayment and wife Laray of Mitchell, S.D., and Crystal Denny and husband Eric of Long Pine; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother Robert Welke and wife Donna of Rockford, Ill.

* A memorial service for Lorena Johnson, 82, of Butte, Jan. 7, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Lorena Johnson passed away Jan. 2 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Ramona J. Carr, 86, of Ainsworth, Jan. 5, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ramona Carr passed away Jan. 2 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include sons Bill Carr and wife Gerry of Ainsworth, and Steve Carr and wife Karen of Lincoln; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Donna Vroegh of Eddyville, Iowa; brothers Bernie Ludemann and wife Carol of North Platte, Carl Ludemann and wife Donna of Naper, and John Ludemann of St. Paul; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Norma Jean Martin, 90, of Orangevale, Calif., Jan. 3, in Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Norma Jean Martin passed away Dec. 27 in her home. Survivors include children Tim Martin and wife Lu of Frisco, Texas, Nancy Johnson of Orangevale, and Becky Smith and husband Steve of Grandview, Texas; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Viona Liest of Citrus Heights, Calif.; brother Duane Mauch of Sun City, Ariz.; sister-in-law Maureen Mauch of Burlington, Colo.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A celebration of life memorial service for Emily Sue "Susie" Lucht, 72, of Ainsworth, Jan. 3, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene with inurnment at a later date in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Susie Lucht passed away Dec. 20 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill. Survivors include her husband John E. Lucht Sr. of Ainsworth; children Connie Kelley and husband Michael of Ainsworth, Therea Crocker and husband Royden of Sacramento, Calif., and John Lucht Jr. and wife Dayna of Ainsworth; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; half-brother Grahme Redding of Florida; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

 

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