Obituaries Archived

Here are previous years obituaries:

* A memorial service for Marvin D. Hart, 77, of Long Pine, Dec. 31, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with a private family inurnment in the Buffalo Flats Cemetery northeast of Ainsworth. Marvin Hart died Dec. 25 in Great Plains Regional Health at North Platte. Survivors include his wife Sharon Hart of Long Pine; children Carl Hart and wife Bonnie of Ainsworth, and Nadine Starkey and husband Kurt of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; half-sister Esther Buhr of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Richard E. Sisson, 79, of Ainsworth, Dec. 31, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites provided by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Richard Sisson died Dec. 24 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Susan Sisson of Ainsworth; daughters Metha Ann Evers and husband Justin of Omaha, and Klara Dailey and husband Kaman of Stapleton; four grandchildren; brother Roger Sisson and wife Sandy of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Iris Sisson of Ainsworth; an aunt, nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Eleanor Ruth Ammon, 90, of Bassett, Dec. 30, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Sybrant Cemetery near Bassett. Eleanor Ammon died Dec. 26 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Bernice Allen and husband Duane “Butch” of Bassett, and Karen Allen of Long Pine; son Jerry Ammon and wife Rhonda of Bassett; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Myrtle Collins of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Ruby Doll (Jackson) Garrett, 87, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth and Springview, Dec. 29, in the Trinity United Methodist Church of Lincoln with inurnment at a later date in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ruby Garrett died Dec. 17 in her home. Survivors include daughters Stephanie Hartman and husband Randy of Valley, Sue McCormick and husband Neil of Maui, Hawaii, Paula Larsen of Grand Island, and Jill Dick and husband Rob of Chesapeake, Va.; 24 grandchildren; sister Dorothy Gross of Ainsworth; brother Andrew Jackson of Casper, Wyo.; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Ruth Williams, 92, of Toney, Ala., formerly of Winner, S.D., Dec. 28, in the Winner United Methodist Church with burial in the Winner City Cemetery. Ruth Williams died Dec. 17 at Toney.

* A graveside service for Cheri A. Coleman, 67, of Woodland Park, Colo., formerly of Bassett, Dec. 28, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Cheri Coleman died Dec. 21 in the UC Health Memorial Hospital Central at Colorado Springs, Colo. Survivors include her husband Dale Gemaehlich of Woodland Park; father of her daughters Dave Coleman of Colorado Springs; daughters Heather Hennings and husband Sean of Gibbon, and Joni Coleman of Woodland Park; three grandchildren; mother Beryl Bair of Fort Collins, Colo.; sisters Kathy Saar and husband Doug of Paulden, Ariz., Chandra Taylor and husband Wayne of Nathrop, Colo., Karen Brown and husband Gerry of Wellington, Colo., and Kayla Keck and husband John of McPherson, Kan.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Ralph William Deibler, 81, of Atkinson, Dec. 28, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with inurnment in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Ralph Deibler died Dec. 11 in the Atkinson Gooddddd Samaritan Center. Survivors include his niece Katherine Deibler of Minnesota.

* A memorial service for James P. Schendt, 84, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. James Schendt died Dec. 22 in his home. Survivors include his wife De Schendt of Ainsworth; children Douglas Schendt of Taiwan, Jami Burdick and husband Benny of Johnstown, Brenda Winkelmann and husband Mike of Omaha, and Bruce Schendt and wife Kim of Omaha; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Shirley Schendt of Sterling Heights, Mich.; brother-in-law Raymond Twehous of Denton, Texas; sister-in-law Sheryl Herman and husband David of Blair; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Marie Hansen, 91, of Atkinson, Dec. 22, in the Atkinson Presbyterian Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Marie Hansen died Dec. 18 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Elaine Poessnecker and husband Jim of Stuart, Rhonda Skrdla and husband John of Stuart, Rodney McCumber and wife Juli of Atkinson, Janet McGrath of Atkinson, Myra Schmaderer and husband Mike of Lincoln, Daniel McCumber and wife Karla of Joliett, Mont., Penny Wedige of Lincoln, Gregory Hansen and wife Laurie of Amelia, and Lana Dummer and husband Ryan of Aurora; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sister Cora Dickau of Atkinson; and sister-in-law Beverly Wilcox of Battle Creek.

* A memorial service for the Rev. Georg Williams, 71, of Ainsworth, Dec. 21, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with inurnment in the Lutheran Cemetery northwest of Ainsworth. The Rev. Georg Williams died Dec. 16 in the Kearney Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife Georgia Williams of Ainsworth; daughter Rachel Hollingsead and husband Andrew of Papillion; two grandsons; mother-in-law Doris Hall of Spring, Texas; sisters Marie Williams of San Angelo, Texas, and Claudia Luna and husband Mario of San Angelo; sisters-in-law Glenna McLane and husband the Rev. Don McLane of Aledo, Texas, and Virginia Mentz and husband the Rev. Stephen Mentz of Bowie, Md.; brothers-in-law Gregory Hall and wife Julia of Houston, Texas, and Stuart Hall and wife Terri of Vancouver, Wash.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Barbara Strong, 77, of Stuart, Dec. 21, in Seger Funeral Home of Stuart with burial at a later date. Barbara Strong died Dec. 10 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include her husband Marvin Strong of Stuart; daughters Dawn Drews of Yutan, and Tracy Janecek of Carter Lake, Iowa; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Eletha Lurz, 84, of Valentine, Dec. 20, in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine with burial in the Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine. Eletha Lurz died Dec. 14 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include son Bill Lurz of Bassett; and daughter Sharon Beirow of Juniata.

* A memorial service for Michael Witt, 78, of Valentine, Dec. 18, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Mike Witt died Dec. 8 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Carole Witt of Valentine; daughter Michelle Witt and fiancé Gary Hostetler of Valentine; three grandchildren; sisters-in-law Barbara Fullerton of Gothenburg, and Jeanne Smith of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for John R. Good, 80, of Ainsworth formerly of Lewellen, Dec. 18, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene with inurnment at Kewanee, Ill., at a later date. John Good died Dec. 12 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include his wife Billie Good of Ainsworth; children Scott Good and wife Autumn of Kansas City, Mo., Jenny Caniglia and husband Al of Edgerton, Mo., and Josh Good and wife Tara of Kewanee; three grandsons; step-children Rhonda Minks of Loveland, Colo., and Michael Leggett of Ainsworth; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandsons; brother Jim Good and wife Brenda of Sun City, Ariz.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Martha Foster, 82, of Valentine, Dec. 17, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Martha Foster died Dec. 12 in her home.. Survivors include sons Ted Foster of Pierre, S.D., Casey Foster of Valentine, and William Foster of Quarryville, Pa.; and brother Nicholas Simons of Minneapolis, Minn.

* A memorial service for Sandra Pierson, 80, of Atkinson, will be held at a later date. Sandra Pierson died Dec. 6 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband Chuck Pierson of Atkinson; sons Matt Pierson and wife Laurie of Wausau, Wis., and Will Pierson and wife Michelle of Albany, Ore.; daughter Emily Shaffer and husband Dalton of Parker, Colo.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

* Funeral service for Ethel Bogue, 96, of Atkinson, Dec. 10, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Ethel Bogue died Dec. 6 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include sons David Bogue and wife Sandy of Norfolk, Doug Bogue and wife Sharon of Lincoln, and Dean Bogue and wife Sue of Lincoln; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister Marilyn Liable and husband Lou of Atkinson; and sister-in-law Margaret Straka of O’Neill.

* A celebration of life service for Glenda Renee Mason, 62, formerly of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. Glenda Mason died Dec. 3. Survivors include her husband Scott Mason; son Jeremiah Mason and daughter-in-law Stephanie Mashek of Missouri; five grandchildren; brothers Marty Osborn and wife Lori of Beaver, Okla., James Osborn of Ainsworth, Tom Osborn and wife Tiffany of Ainsworth, and Chuck Osborn and wife Lendi of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Konnie Bartley of Malvern, Iowa; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Russell “Wayne” Hensley Jr., 57, of Johnstown, Dec. 6, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial at Alamosa, Colo. Wayne Hensley died Dec. 2 in his home. Survivors include his wife Rose Hensley of Johnstown; step-children Sherry Disney and husband James of Johnstown, Greg Gunter and wife Mya of Mosca, Colo., and Garold Gunter and wife April of Del Norte, Colo.; 12 step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; mother Naomi Cook of Mosca; sister-in-law Jackie Hensley of Vinita, Okla.; a niece; four great-nieces and other family members.

* A private family graveside service for Shirley A. Burger, 93, of Ainsworth, Dec. 6, at the Ainsworth Cemetery with a celebration of life in June of 2022. Shirley Burger died Dec. 2 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include children Renee Adkisson of Ainsworth, Monte Burger and wife Cindy of Aurora, Jan Rodehorst and husband Keith of Kearney, Lori Baker and husband Jim of Ainsworth, and Kim Trobee and husband Gary of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Pat Beebout of Lincoln; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Reta M. Dillon, 83, of Ainsworth, Dec. 6, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with a private family inurnment at a later date. Reta Dillon died Nov. 30 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include daughter Debbie Lippstrew of Dalton; sons Bradley Bonnet of Martinsburg, W.V., and Jason Bonnet of Rapid City, S.D.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Delores G. Kicken, 78, and George A. Kicken, 82, both of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Dee Kicken died Nov. 27 at Lincoln. George Kicken died Nov. 27, 2020, at Kearney. Survivors include son Todd Kicken of Ainsworth; daughter Dawn Paulsen and husband Tony of Papillion; two grandchildren; Dee’s sister Sharon Andresen and partner Gordon Bansemer of Nevis, Minn.; brother Curtis Poole of Robbinsdale, Minn.; and sister-in-law Louise Poole of Nevis; George’s brother Lucien Kicken and wife Margaret of Scottsbluff; and sister Carol Wears of Lincoln; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Donald G. Denny, 90, of Ainsworth, Dec. 4, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the East Park Cemetery. Donald Denny died Nov. 30 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Linda DeWeese and husband Dennis of Long Pine, and Bonnie McCartney and husband Roger of Ord; son Jerry Denny and wife Connie of Ainsworth; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brother Garry Denny and wife Naomi of Ainsworth; sister Shirley Beasley of Long Pine; sister-in-law Lillian Denny of Newport; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Shirley Ann (Naber) Morey, 85, of Fort Collins, Colo., Dec. 4, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Shirley Ann Morey died Nov. 23 in Puyallup, Wash. Survivors include sons Tim Wilson and wife Pam of Fort Collins, Todd Wilson and wife Cherie of Maquoketa, Iowa, and Trent Wilson and wife Donna of Enumclaw, Wash.; four stepchildren; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

* A graveside service for Cathie Genung, 76, of Hastings, Dec. 4, at the Woodlawn Cemetery near Atkinson. Cathie Genung died Nov. 27 at Hastings. Survivors include her husband Tom Genung of Hastings; daughter Kim Hendricks and husband Mike; son Lance Genung and wife Heidi; one grandson; mother Betty Winings; sisters Joyce Seger and husband Calvin, Sue Mitchell and husband Boyd, Vicki Deseive and husband Butch, Barb Shane and husband Kirk, and Ki Slaymaker and husband Ed all of Atkinson; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Kyle Irwin Treat, 57, of Ainsworth, Nov. 30, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church. Kyle Treat died in October. Survivors include daughter Naomi Herbaugh and husband Curtis of Camby, Minn.; two grandchildren; siblings Burnetta Haile and husband Jay of Doniphan, Shon Treat and wife Beth of Wolbach, Erlinda Amen of Doniphan, and LaDonna Koperski and husband Pat of Cushing; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Dee Anne Nilson, 72, of Springview, Nov. 30, in the Grace Lutheran Church of Burton with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Dee Ann Nilson died Nov. 23 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include her husband Howard Nilson of Springview; sons Aaron Nilson and wife Cody of Ainsworth, and Wade Nilson and wife Wendy of Vermillion, S.D.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother Delores Mullin of Springview; brother Alan Mullin and wife Susan of Indianapolis, Ind.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Johnny Dean Cline, 77, of Valentine, Nov. 29, in the Elsmere Bible Church with a private family inurnment at a later date. Johnny Cline died Nov. 18 in his home. Survivors include his wife Deanna Cline of Valentine; son RJ Cline of Valentine; daughter Anna Hamilton and husband Mike of North Platte; one grandson; sister Beverly Fenner and husband Eric of Gothenburg; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Otto Frauen, 98, of Valentine, Nov. 27, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Otto Frauen died Nov. 23 at Ainsworth. Survivors include son Monte Frauen, and daughter Sally Conner.

* A memorial visitation for Patricia K. Jones, 61, of Ainsworth, Nov. 27, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. A private family celebration of life will take place at a later date with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Patricia Jones died Nov. 19 in her home. Survivors include daughter Samantha Osmotherly and husband Jarod of Stephenville, Texas; four grandchildren; mother Helen Jones of Ainsworth; sisters Annette Hubbell and husband Butch of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Rayetta Zibell and husband Steve of Lead, S.D.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Gary Welke, 72, of Long Pine, Nov. 24, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Gary Welke died Nov. 20 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Sandra Welke of Long Pine; sons Michael Welke of Chesapeake, Va., and Coby Welke of O’Neill; daughter Jennifer Nickless of Ainsworth; and siblings Bev Whitney of Johnstown, Jerry Welke of Hastings, Randy Welke of Johnstown and Bill Welke of Ainsworth.

* A celebration of life for Lyman J. Delimont, 67, of Almena, Kan., Nov. 20, in the Almena Community Center. Lyman Delimont died Nov. 12 in the Norton County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Becky Delimont of Almena; sons Michael Delimont and wife Chris of Logan, Kan., and Brian Delimont and wife Laurie of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; and sister Joanne Miller and husband Larry of Almena.

* A memorial service for Leona J. Emry, 82, of Kearney formerly of Ainsworth, Nov. 20, in the O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney with inurnment at a later date at Ainsworth. Leona Emry died Nov. 12 at Kearney. Survivors include significant other Johnny Cobb; children Kathleen Emry-Mefferd and husband Darrell Johnson, Brett Mefferd, Chad Mefferd and wife Elaine, and Shawna Mefferd Kelty; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings Robert Emry and wife Jennifer, Ruth Micheel and husband Bill, Raleigh Emry, and Tom Emry and wife Lori.

* A memorial service for Garry D. Vargason, 74, of Bassett, Nov. 20, in the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bassett with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Bassett American Legion Post 123. Garry Vargason died Nov. 8 at Lincoln. Survivors include daughter Amanda Fox and husband Jeremy of Lincoln; two grandchildren; sister Barbara Polen of Loup City; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Michael E. Foster, 64, of Bassett, Nov. 19, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Mike Foster died Nov. 15 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Jan Foster of Bassett; daughter Shelly Herrington and husband Beau of Bassett; son Brady Foster and wife Kasey of Bassett; six grandchildren; brother Curt Foster and wife Kelly of Elm Creek; sisters-in-law Julie Foster of Broken Bow, Deb Fischer and husband Butch of Bassett, Jude Lutz and husband Joe of Bassett, and Dee Hollenbeck and husband Mart of Bassett; brother-in-law Jeff Kinney of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Eugene A. Calif, 76, of Long Pine, Nov. 19, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Eugene Calif died Sept. 19 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include nephew Chris Thompson of Broken Bow; nieces Rachel Thompson and significant other Ryan Buoy of Long Pine, and Ashley Johnson and husband Christopher of Ainsworth; and other family members.

* A memorial service for John Marle McLane, 83, of Kearney formerly of Ainsworth, Nov. 15, in the First Lutheran Church of Kearney. John McLane died Nov. 8 in Brookstone Gardens at Kearney. Survivors include his wife LaVon McLane of Kearney; sons Jeff McLane, Greg McLane and Andy McLane; nine grandchildren; two stepchildren; a sister and other family members.

* A private graveside service for Lillian Irene Vargason, 92, of Bassett, Nov. 12, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Lillian Vargason died Nov. 7 in her home. Survivors include daughter Shirley May Kepler and husband Clifford of Bassett; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Janice Scholl of Omaha; brother-in-law Ed Brown of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Mark Mulligan, 56, of Thedford, Nov. 11, in the Dunning Open Bible Church with burial at a later date. Mark Mulligan died Nov. 5 north of Thedford. Survivors include his wife Judy Mulligan of Thedford; sons Cassidy Mulligan of Valentine, Chancy Mulligan of Valentine, and Caleb Mulligan of Cozad; sisters Tanna Licking of Thedford, and Christi Leonard of Bassett; and brother Bobby Mulligan of Oklahoma.

* Funeral service for Merrill Lorensen, 64, of O’Neill, Nov. 8, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer with burial at a later date. Merrill Lorensen died Nov. 3 in the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital at Yankton, S.D.

* Funeral service for Duane Shald, 69, of Stuart, Nov. 4, in Seger Funeral Home of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Duane Shald died Oct. 29 in the St. Francis Medical Center at Grand Island. Survivors include his wife Connie Shald of Stuart; children Penny Cook of Norfolk, Pamela Seger of Page, Peggy Greenfield of Manhattan, Kan., and Patricia Hytrek of Gretna; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters Diane Thompson of Long Pine, Donna Shald of O’Neill, and Debra Langan of Stuart.

* Funeral service for Stan Dobrovolny, 74, of Atkinson, Nov. 3, in the Faith Community Church of O’Neill with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery and military rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post and Legion Riders. Stan Dobrovolny died Oct. 30 in his home. Survivors include wife Betty Dobrovolny of Atkinson; children Michaela Braun and husband Tim of Atkinson, Heath Dobrovolny and wife Shauna of Atkinson, Kelly Linse and husband Brendan of Plattsmouth, and Marlo Scott and husband Mark of Waterloo; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings Bonnie Phillips of Valentine, Gloria Ritchey of Valentine, Nadine Sammons of Atkinson, Joyce Belart and husband Bob of Page, Delores Burgess of North Platte, and Shirley Shald of Stuart.  

* A private family graveside service for Edith McCormick, 95, of Valentine, will be held at a later date at the Mount Hope Cemetery. Edith McCormick died Oct. 19 at Battle Creek. Survivors include sons Dr. Chet McCormick of Valentine and Dr. Craig McCormick of Holdrege.

* A graveside service for Bill R. Pedersen, 68, of Newcastle, Wyo., formerly of Ainsworth, Oct. 30, at the Wood Lake Cemetery. Bill Pedersen died Sept. 27 in the Wyoming Medical Center at Casper. Survivors include his fiancé Michelle Cisar of Newcastle; son Shane Pedersen and wife Linda of Pierce; four grandchildren; father John Pedersen and wife Della of Farmington, N.M.; and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Jonathan Hohn, 58, of Ainsworth, Oct. 30, at 602 N. Osborn St. in Ainsworth. Jonathan Hohn died Sept. 27 in his home. Survivors include his mother Kathie Hohn of Blythe, Calif.; six children, including Patrick Hohn of Ainsworth; five grandchildren; three siblings; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Elsie Magwire, 21, of Norfolk formerly of Spencer, Oct. 30, in the Boyd County High School Gymnasium at Spencer. Elsie Magwire died Oct. 26 at Norfolk.

* A celebration of life service for Don E. Baker, 69, of Omaha formerly of Ainsworth, Oct. 29, in the Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel at Omaha. Don Baker died Oct. 24 Survivors include his wife Audrey Baker of Omaha; son James Baker of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughter Megan Baker of Lincoln; one granddaughter; father Glen Baker of Ainsworth; brother Kenneth Baker and wife Estelle of Lincoln; and other family members. 

* Funeral service for Harry Kenneth Johnston, 69, and Sue Johnston, 66, of Brewster, Oct. 29, in Sandhills High School at Dunning with burial in the Brewster Cemetery. Sue Johnston died Oct. 16. Ken Johnston died Oct. 18. Survivors include children Tessia Johnston and spouse Duke Frick of Rapid City, S.D., Trisha Christensen and husband Marty of Mead, Wyatt Johnston and wife Yolanda of Brandon, S.D., and Teri Johnston of Omaha; six grandchildren; Ken’s siblings Karen Fay, and Kay Schenck and husband Dan; and Sue’s siblings Belinda Tibbs and husband Tim, Dail Anne Helzer and husband Ricky, Leon Zimmerman and wife Debbie, and Lynn Zimmerman and wife Janet.

* Funeral service for Frank J. Murphy, 93, of Stuart, Oct. 26, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Stuart American Legion. Frank Murphy died Oct. 19 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include son Brian Murphy of Stuart; daughter Nancy Stoval and husband Colin of Gillette, Wyo.; daughter-in-law Joyce Murphy of Sequim, Wash.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings Connie Murphy of Stuart, Henry Murphy and wife Helen of Stuart, John Murphy and wife Alexandra of New York, N.Y., James Murphy and wife Cheri of Norfolk, Sophie Ingraham of Denver, Colo., Sister Maureen Murphy of Alliance, Jane LaHood and husband Tom of Omaha, Eileen Denning of Avoca, Iowa, and Rita Murphy of Paonia, Colo.

* A memorial service for Michael A. Schubert, 67, of Valentine, Oct. 23, in the Rose Church with inurnment in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Michael Schubert died May 23, 2020, in the Bryan Lincoln General Hospital.

* A celebration of life service for Carol McBride, 79, of Ainsworth, Oct. 23, in the Stuart Community Church with inurnment in the Stuart Cemetery. Carol McBride died March 11. Survivors include children Scott Halligan and wife Pam of Kearney, Tracy Landis and husband Brian of Kearney, Carrie Gaskins and husband Mark of Overton, and Jim Halligan of Kearney; step-children Lynn Baxter and husband Mike of Ainsworth, Konnie Schaefer and husband Jerry of Blue Hill, and Joe McBride and wife Lori of Ainsworth; and brother Daniel Hoffman and wife Judy.

* Funeral service for Jo Ann Wilson, 70, of Bassett, Oct. 23, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial at a later date. Jo Ann Wilson died Oct. 13 in the Great Plains Regional Hospital at North Platte. Survivors include husband Lynn Wilson of Curtis; children Christina Wilson of Lincoln, Cathy Krieger and husband Kevin of Bassett, and Billy Wilson and wife Jessica of North Platte; seven grandchildren; siblings Barb Skala-Irish and husband Andy of Bassett, Dick Skala and wife Kathy of Atkinson, Cliff Skala of North Platte, Mylon Skala and wife Tammy of Cheyenne, Wyo., Joy Kuhlman and husband Rolf of Omaha, and Cindy Overgard of Sidney; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Jeffrey Dale Marcellus, 50, of Stuart, Oct. 21, in the Atkinson Presbyterian Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Jeffrey Marcellus died Oct. 16 in his home. Survivors include father Carroll Marcellus of Stuart; and sister Stephanie Marcellus and husband Shawn Smith of Wayne.

* A graveside service for Mae Rockford, 91, of Chambers, Oct. 16, at the Chambers Cemetery. Mae Rockford died Oct. 10 in the Country Lane Retirement Village at O’Neill. Survivors include children Betty Jackson of Omaha, Carolyn Thompson of Weeping Water, Beverly Jones of Lathrop, Mo., Charlotte Myers and husband Gaylaird of O’Neill, Harold Rockford of Chambers, Shirley Keyes and husband Scott of Inman, and Nadine Marcellus and husband Dwain of Atkinson; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and sister Ruth Welke and husband Milan of Ewing. 

* A memorial service for Morton Albert McBride, 95, of Ainsworth, Oct. 16, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with Masonic Rites conducted by the Silver Cord Lodge 224 AF&AM and inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Mort McBride died Oct. 8 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include children Linn Baxter and husband Mike of Ainsworth, Konnie Schaefer and husband Jerry of Blue Hill, and Joe McBride and wife Lori of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; step-children Scott Halligan and wife Pam of Kearney, Tracy Landis and husband Brian of Kearney, Carrie Gaskins and husband Mark of Overton, and Jim Halligan of Kearney; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brothers Ernest McBride of Plymouth, and Victor “Bud” McBride and wife Betty of Ainsworth; sister Beverly Dodds of Manhattan, Kan.; brother-in-law Steve Crooker and wife Jan of Oakland, Ark.; sister-in-law Betty McBride of Lincoln; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Merlin Brumbaugh, 75, of Newport, Oct. 16, in the Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the Spotted Tail Cemetery near Jamison. Merlin Brumbaugh died Oct. 9 in his home.

* A memorial graveside service for Louisa “Ellen” Weyer, 79, of Ainsworth, Oct. 14, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ellen Weyer died Oct. 2 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Eugene Smith of Seward, Glen Weyer II of Cambodia, and Deanna Kreitman and husband Michael of Bassett; four grandchildren; sister Joyce Taylor and husband Ken of Colorado Springs, Colo.; step-sister Linda Eickhoff and husband Tom of Mission, Texas; step-brother Larry McWain and wife Trish of Sun City, Ariz.; sister-in-law Diana McWain of Hebron; brother-in-law Robert Peppie of Gresham; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Bonnie F. Sandahl, 86, of Wayne, Oct. 11, in the Grace Lutheran Church of Wayne with burial in the Greenwood Cemetery. Bonnie Sandahl died Oct. 3 in the Wakefield Health Care Center. Survivors include children Anita Keys and husband Kerry of Elsmere, Karen Collins and husband Val of Omaha, Margo Sandahl of Stamford, Conn., and Marta Allred and husband Scott of Wildwood, Mo.; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Robert Gude, 95, of O’Neill, Oct. 9, in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of O’Neill with burial in the O’Neill Cemetery with military rites provided by the O’Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93. Bob Gude died Oct. 4 in his home.

* Funeral service for Enid Darline (Dubs) Kicken, 88, formerly of Shelton and Ainsworth, Oct. 7, in the Shelton United Methodist Church with burial in the Hyannis Cemetery. Enid Kicken died Oct. 2 in Brookstone Gardens at Kearney. Survivors include son Gary Kicken and wife Gloria of Union, Ky.; daughter Jeanne Pope and husband Jeff of Ravenna; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters-in-law Carol Dubs of Ashby, Carol Wears of Lincoln, and Dee Kicken of Ainsworth; brothers-in-law Lucien Kicken and wife Margaret of Scottsbluff, and John Jensen and wife Shari of Arthur; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Brenda K. Hamilton, 36, of Valentine, Oct. 7, in the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Valentine with a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Potter Community Cemetery. Brenda Hamilton died Oct. 3 in the Bryan Lincoln General Hospital East at Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Bonnie L. Sanger, 79, of Bassett, Oct. 7, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Bonnie Sanger died Oct. 2 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include husband William “Bill” Sanger of Bassett; twin children Vicki Friedrich and husband George of Bassett, and Dr. Jeff Sanger and wife Kelly of Broken Bow; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Garry Marcellus of Atlantic, Iowa, and Larry Sanger of Valentine; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for William Paul Seretta, 61, of Atkinson, Oct. 4, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with military rites conducted by the Atkinson American Legion Post 86. William Seretta died Sept. 26 in the Avera McKenna Hospital at Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include his wife Tonia Seretta of Atkinson; children Will Seretta of Omaha, Tim Seretta of Papillion, Carissa Stowe of Omaha, Bridgett Hanzlik of Wayne, Joe Kinzey of O’Neill, Niki Balderson of Lincoln, and Daniel Kinzey of O’Neill; four grandchildren; father Anthony Seretta of Massachusetts; and siblings Angela Seretta of Massachusetts, Ted Seretta of Massachusetts, Tom Seretta of Massachusetts, Paula Seretta of Florida, Monia Kirksey of California, Rosa Giuliano of Massachusetts and Joseph Seretta of Massachusetts.

* A memorial service for Jill Fleming, 42, of Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 2, in the Valentine United Methodist Church. Jill Fleming died Sept. 3 in her home. Survivors include her mother Mavis Fleming of Valentine; sisters Jackie Hollenbeck, Lori Witte and Shelly Hartley; and brothers Larry Fleming and Adam Yeager.

* A memorial graveside service for Johnny Ray Brown, 64, of Long Pine, Oct. 2, at the Grand Prairie Cemetery near Johnstown. Johnny Brown died recently in his home. Survivors include children and grandchildren; brother Gary Brown of North Platte; sister Gina Votapka and husband Charlie Jr. of Ogallala; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Marvin Atkinson, 94, of Butte, Sept. 27, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Naper with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Marvin Atkinson died Sept. 21 in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* Word has been received of the death of John E. Lucht Sr., 82, of Ainsworth. John Lucht died Sept. 21 in the Brown County Hospital. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include children Connie Kelly and husband Michael of Ainsworth, Teresa Crocker of Ainsworth, and John Lucht and wife Dayna of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family celebration of life service for Theo Jeanine Funk, 92, of Atkinson, Sept. 25, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Theo Funk died Sept. 17 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include children Karen Fundus and husband Ken of Norfolk, Michele Kopecky and husband Joe of Atkinson, and Pamela Kopecky of Hastings; daughter-in-law Carol Funk of Atkinson; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sister Sharon Withers Parker of Rancho Mirage, Calif.

* A celebration of life service for Gary Hutcheson, 69, of Long Pine, Sept. 25, at the Long Pine City Park. Gary Hutcheson died Dec. 12, 2020, in the Kearney Good Samaritan Hospital. Survivors include his wife Joyce Hutcheson of Long Pine; children Michelle Sinsel and husband Tim of Ainsworth, and Luke Hutcheson and wife Jenny of Canistota, S.D.; seven grandchildren; and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for R. Mary Lewis, 91, of Butte, Sept. 25, in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church of Butte. Mary Lewis died Sept. 20 in the Arbor Care Center at O’Neill.

* Funeral service for Helen D. Schmitz, 91, of Butte, Sept. 25, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery near Naper. Helen Schmitz died Sept. 20 in the Alpine Village at Verdigre. 

* A memorial service for David Collins, 81, of Ainsworth, Sept. 24, in Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine. David Collins died Sept. 14 in his home. 

* Funeral service for Cleora Ruff, 80, of Butte, Sept. 24, in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church of Butte with burial in the Bristow Cemetery. Cleora Ruff died Sept. 19 in Butte Healthcare.

* A celebration of life service for Brent E. Johnson, 85, of Johnstown, Sept. 23, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Brent Johnson died Sept. 19 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include his wife Karen Johnson of Johnstown; children Mark Johnson and wife Chris of Ainsworth, Beth Nichols and husband Jim of Litchfield, and Kathy Jochem and husband Greg of Ainsworth; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; twin brother Bruce Johnson and wife Jeane of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Sharon Stombaugh and husband Jay of Lexington; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Orville Beyea, 92, of Valentine, Sept. 21, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church. Military graveside rites at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Orville Beyea died July 1, 2020. Survivors include sons Kurt Beyea and wife Evelyn of Elmore City, Okla., and Kyle Beyea and wife Jerri of Gothenburg; daughter Dr. Louise Cragin and husband Robert of Superior, Wis.; brother the Rev. Francis Beyea and wife Dr. Linda Beyea of Ames, Iowa; and sisters Elizabeth Vrooman of Poulson, Mont., and Carolyn Tubbs of Santee, Calif.

* Funeral service for Rita A. Borer, 82, of Atkinson, Sept. 21, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Rita Borer died Sept. 17 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Tim Borer and wife Becky of Atkinson, Julie Christiansen and husband Harold of Lincoln, Kathy Heller and husband John of Platte, S.D., Eric Borer and wife Jacque of Stuart, and Steve Borer and wife Jodi of Columbus; daughter-in-law Sandy Mead of Grand Island; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Sandra Kay Steinhauser, 74, of Stuart, Sept. 18, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Sandra Steinhauser died Sept. 15 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include her husband Kenny Steinhauser of Stuart; children Doug Steinhauser of Stuart, Laurie Jurgensen and husband Mike of Vermillion, S.D., and Jeff Steinhauser and wife Elizabeth of Atkinson; two grandchildren; and brother Randy Pokorny and wife Sue of Winner, S.D.

* A memorial service for Joseph Jeffery Dunaisky, 60, of Atkinson, Sept. 18, in the Atkinson First Presbyterian Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. Joseph Dunaisky died Sept. 9 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include partner Anita Holbrook of Atkinson; son Jeffery Dunaisky of Hendrum, Minn.; daughter Melissa Dunaisky; siblings Florian Dunaisky and wife Sue of Rush City, Minn., Rita Dunaisky of Duluth, Minn., Lorry Severt and husband Roger of Duluth, Gertie Simon and husband Ken of Burnsville, Minn., Sandra Johnson of Duluth, and Judy Berg and husband Carl of Duluth; and two grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Michael J. Smiley, 58, of Bassett, Sept. 18, in the Bassett Emmanuel Community Church. Mike Smiley died Sept. 8 in the Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include daughters Ana Smiley of Gregory, S.D., and Suzi Smiley of North Sioux City, S.D.; one granddaughter; brother Thomas Smiley and wife Toni of Omaha; a nephew and other family members.

* A graveside service for Rex Brott, 73, of Atlanta, Texas, formerly of North Platte, Sept. 17, at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Rex Brott died July 27. Survivors include his wife Sue Seberger Brott; children Shaun Brott and Kily of North Platte, Shelia Sanford and husband Kevin of Minden, Carrie Crum and husband Scott of Nebraska City, Keeley Lammers and husband Adam of Omaha, and Kevin Keim and wife Brooke of Chadron; 10 grandchildren; sister-in-law Lee Ann Chinn of Bassett; and brother-in-law Frank Seberger and wife Pam of Newport.

* A memorial service for Jimmie M. Howard, 62, of Ainsworth, Sept. 17, at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Wood Lake. Jimmie Howard died Sept. 1 in his home. Survivors include sisters Niki Songer and husband Daniel of Norfolk, and Lori Clopton and husband Jim of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family graveside service for Stella M. (Gale) Thompson, 94, of Newport, Sept. 13, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Stella Thompson died Sept. 8 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include daughters Judy Keck and husband Bob of Newport, Linda Thompson of Newport, and Mary Kaup and husband Steve of Newport; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister-in-law Eva Thompson of Omaha; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Ben R. Burdick, 94, of Johnstown, Sept. 11, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with a private family interment in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Ben Burdick died Sept. 5 in his home. Survivors include his wife Alita Mae Burdick of Johnstown; children Terry Burdick of Johnstown, Rox Ann Ohlmann and husband Monte of Valentine, and Benny Burdick and wife Jami of Johnstown; son-in-law Kim Zurcher and wife Kim of North Platte; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Faye Ellen Saar, 72, of Bassett, Sept. 11, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with a private family inurnment at a later date in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Faye Saar died Aug. 12 in her home. Survivors include husband Gary Saar of Bassett; daughter Jayme Hansen and husband Steve of Bassett; son Jered Saar and wife Shelly of Kearney; two grandchildren; sister Jaci Harmon and husband Jim of Atkinson; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Zachorey “Zach” D. Jones, 22, of Ainsworth, Sept. 8, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with inurnment in the Buffalo Flats Cemetery northeast of Ainsworth. Zach Jones died Aug. 29 in his home. Survivors include his father Shane Jones and significant other Rachel Bonge of Ainsworth; mother Tina Wiggins of Elkhorn; brother Tyler Jones and wife Holli of Fremont; grandmothers Carolyn Jones of Ainsworth, and Dorothy Dostal of Dodge; a niece and two nephews; aunts, uncles and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for David Edward Ring, 57, of Iowa City, Iowa, formerly of Cleveland Township, Sept. 6, at the Cleveland Cemetery north of Stuart. David Ring died Oct. 12, 2020, in his home. Survivors include daughters Sarah Lorenzen and husband Nick, and April Huff-Ring; two grandchildren; and sisters Emilie Read and husband Charles of Marlborough, Mass., and Della Deming of Hudson, Mass.

* Funeral service for Leo Michael Schaaf, 70, of Fruitland, Utah, formerly of Atkinson, Sept. 3, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Leo Schaaf died Aug. 17 at Fruitland, Utah. Survivors include his wife Trudy Schaaf; children Michele Moser Meyer and husband Jeremy, Jason Schaaf, Jamie Spannagel and husband Larry, Kristi Silva, and Andrew Fowers; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings Anne Dobias and husband Jerry, Bob Schaaf and wife Lisa, Dave Schaaf and wife Roxie, Bill Schaaf and wife Deb Anson-Bauer, Steve Schaaf, Donna Roepka and husband Thomas, Gerry Schaaf and wife Jill, Terry Schaaf and spouse Melissa Krieger, Cathy Schaaf, and Arlene Schaaf.

* A private family funeral service for Jay Jungman, 96, of Atkinson, Aug. 30, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery and military rites performed by the Atkinson American Legion Farley/Tushla Post 86. Jay Jungman died Aug. 27 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include his wife Bonnie Jungman of Atkinson; son Roger Jungman and wife Gayle of Atkinson; daughter Jayne Fetherston and husband Bob of Atkinson; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

* A graveside service for Phillip John Keating, 65, of Atkinson, Aug. 21, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson. Phillip Keating died Aug. 18 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include his sister Mary Rose Schaaf and husband Gene of Lincoln; brothers Patrick Keating and wife Liza of Lyon, France, Matt Keating and wife Jill of Atkinson, and Gerard Keating of Dallas, Texas; and brother-in-law Takashi Tsuchiya and wife Mary of Norwalk, Conn.

* A graveside service for Alice M. Emry, 105, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth, O’Neill and Colome, S.D., Aug. 21, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Alice Emry died Aug. 15 in the Haven Manor College View North #7 Assisted Living at Lincoln. Survivors include daughter Erin Graber and husband Michael of Ewing; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; step-children Robert Emry and wife Jennifer of Arlington, Va., Raleigh Emry of Manchaca, Texas, Ruth Micheel and husband Bill of Ainsworth, and Leona Emry of Kearney; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and step-great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial graveside service for James Kermit Leonard, 73, of Portland, Ore., Aug. 20, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. James Leonard died April 23 in his home. Survivors include brother Dr. Bruce Leonard of Houston, Texas; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Cynthia “Cindy” Lee Quadhamer, 72, of Hildreth, Aug. 18, in the Hildreth Trinity Lutheran Church with interment in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Hildreth. Cindy Quadhamer died Aug. 13 in the Bethany Home at Minden. Survivors include her husband Jerry Quadhamer of Hildreth; sons Brad Quadhamer and wife Andrea of Hildreth, and Terry Quadhamer and wife Allison of West Lafayette, Ind.; four grandchildren; mother Nellie Johnson of Ainsworth; sister Beverly Painter and husband Dean of Ainsworth; brother Mike Johnson and wife Wanda of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Terry Lee Greger, 74, of Central City, Aug. 17, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial at a later date. Terry Greger died Aug. 8 in the Azria Health Center at Central City. Survivors include children Tracey Kruckenberg of Central City, Lisa Cross of Grand Island, Katie Greger of Central City, and Ginger Garrison of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; and brothers Jerry Greger of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tim Greger of Omaha, and Dan Greger and wife Joan of Stuart.

* A celebration of life dinner for Maurice Korb, 87, of Bristow, Aug. 14 at the Butte Golf Course. Maurice died Nov. 23, 2020, in the Bryan Medical Center East Campus at Lincoln.

* A celebration of life service for Timothy Dale Lukassen, 67, of Dix, Aug. 14, in the Kimball Eagles. Timothy Lukassen died October 26, 2020, from complications of C0VID-19.  Survivors include wife Debbie of Dix; daughters Mandy McCoy and husband James of Ainsworth, and Kacey Wandrey and husband  Mark of Omaha; step-daughters Erica Allen of Kimball, Jen Johnston and husband Erik of Scottsbluff; four grandchildren; and other family members.

* A private graveside service for Genevieve F. Lackaff, Aug. 14 in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. Genevieve Lackaff died Aug. 8 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett.  Survivors include daughter Deanna Lackaff and husband Michael Gilligan of Minneapolis, Minn.; son Dr. Rich Lackaff and wife Lora of Bassett, five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and other family members.

* Funeral service for Ann Vaughan, 93, of Ainsworth, Aug. 13 in Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial will in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ann Vaughan died Aug. 8 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include sons Mike Vaughan and wife Laura of Durham, Maine, Jerald Vaughan and wife Carol  of Brunswick, Maine, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other family members.

* Funeral service for Caroline Skopec Aten, 83, of Atkinson, Aug. 11, in the United Methodist Church in Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Caroline Aten died Aug. 8 in the Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson. Survivors include sisters-in-law Cheri Frisch and husband Terry of Atkinson, Cindy Weale and husband Denny of Omaha; brother-in-law Don Aten and wife Mary of Loveland, Colo; nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Patricia A. Van Winkle, 85, of Ord formerly of Ainsworth, Aug. 10, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Pat Van Winkle died Aug. 4 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include children Michael Van Winkle of Creighton, Dave Van Winkle and wife Connie of Fowler, Kan., and Cathy Radant and husband Larry of Valentine; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister Judy Hearn and husband Jack of Lipan, Texas; sister-in-law Maxine Mattern of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Edith Ann Jefferis, 69, of Ainsworth, Aug. 9, at Clear Lake southwest of Ainsworth. Edith Jefferis died Aug. 4 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Dewey Jefferis of Ainsworth; children Danny Jefferis and wife Alicia of Ainsworth, DeVon Jefferis and significant other George Matucha of Pierre, S.D., and Dawn Sheets and significant other Todd Wilkins of Ainsworth; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; two god-grandchildren; siblings Maxine Nickless of Ainsworth, Jim Mizner of Johnstown, Marilyn Jefferson of Ainsworth, Sharon Goff of Ainsworth, Mary Turley of Ainsworth, Bonnie Belmont and husband Joey of Newport, Sylvia Moody and husband Joe of Ainsworth, and Patty Hughbanks of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Josie Wilde-Voss, 48, of Long Pine, Aug. 7, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Valentine with burial in the Buffalo Flats Cemetery near Ainsworth. Josie Wilde-Voss died Aug. 2 in her home. Survivors include her husband Randy Voss of Long Pine; children Kyann Voss, Cheyenne Voss, Hardin Voss and Thomas Voss, all of Long Pine; mother Ruth Wilde of rural Valentine; step-children Brad Voss and Ryan Voss; and siblings Margarita Magana, Burt Wilde of rural Valentine, Trent Wilde of Utah and Jed Wilde of Wyoming.

* A celebration of life for Donald R. Goodnight, 90, of Long Pine, Aug. 7, in the Long Pine Community Center with inurnment at a later date in the Tahoma National Cemetery at Kent, Wash. Don Goodnight died April 18 in his home near Long Pine. Survivors include his wife FaDonna Goodnight of Long Pine/Bassett; children Jon Hoke of Overbrook, Kan., David Hoke of Kent, Wash., Terry Hoke of Long Pine, Diane Goodnight and husband Nick Allen of Huntington Beach, Calif., Julie Thueringer and husband Martin of Kent, and Rebecca Goodenough and husband Gene of Granite Falls, Wash.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Jacqueline Shiever of Salina, Kan.; nephews and other family members.

Funeral service for Daniel Lee Beasley, 87, of Long Pine, Aug. 7, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the East Park Cemetery with military rites performed by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Daniel Beasley died July 31 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Shirley Beasley of Long Pine; sons Daniel Beasley of Atlanta, Ga., and James Beasley and wife Rocio of Mojave, Calif.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; step-children Pam Carroll and husband Terry of Long Pine, Debbie Magnusson of Carmel, Ind., and Kent Painter and wife Karen of Beaverton, Ore.; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Erma Todd, 94, of Valentine, Aug. 7, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Erma Todd died Aug. 2 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include sons Larry Todd of Florida, and Mike Todd of Lincoln; daughters Connie Scherzberg of Papillion, and Dedee Markus of Valentine; and sister-in-law Pat Monroe of Sparks.

* Funeral service for Steven N. Daniels, 73, of Seneca, Aug. 6, in The Lariat Auditorium at Mullen. Steven Daniels died July 30 as the result of a semi-train accident near Dunning. Survivors include his mother Shirley Daniels of Ainsworth; daughters Jolin Everhart of Emmet, Janell Stoeger of Valentine, Bobbi Melcher of Battle Creek, and Lana Hoeferer of Norfolk; sons Stan Daniels of Dalton, and Shane Daniels of Mullen; sisters Connie Daniels of Scottsbluff, and Shirley Pitcher of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and brother Chuck Daniels of Ainsworth.

* A memorial service for Rudina Wewel Thayer, 82, of Lincoln formerly of Stuart, Aug. 3, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Rudina Thayer died Feb. 3 in Ambassador Health at Lincoln. Survivors include children Deana Kollman O’Donnell of Johnson, Bill Kollman and wife Linda of Lincoln, John Kollman of Hot Springs, S.D., Kathy Thomas and husband Keith of Leavenworth, Kan., and Gail Kollman of West Chester, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and siblings Paul Wewel and wife Betty of Denver, Colo., Tony Wewel and wife Jeanette of Creighton, Ruth Masin of Billings, Mont., Terese Lech and husband Harry of Burwell, Kristine Wewel of Burwell, and Jean Logsdon and husband Tim of Buckeye, Ariz.

* Funeral service for Betty J. Christensen, 94, of Newport, Aug. 2, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport. Betty Christensen died July 26 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Myrna Stewart and husband Everett of Newport, and Lonna Allison of Newport; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Larry Brown and wife Nancy of Fremont; sisters Naomi Frizzell of Bassett, Jean Mohanna of Grand Island, and Norma Stoeger of Valentine; sister-in-law Shirley Brown of Aurora, Colo.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Wayne S. “Spud” Bower, 84, of Ainsworth, July 31, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Wayne Bower died Jan. 15 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include his wife Lucinda “Cindy” Bower of Ainsworth; daughter Tamela Ayala and husband Diego of Lincoln; son Thomas Bower and wife Betty of Ainsworth; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Dale Kirkpatrick of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Pamela Lech, 61, of Fremont, July 31, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson. Pamela Lech died May 18 in the Fremont Hospital. Survivors include her husband Tony Lech of Fremont; son Jonathan Lech of Fremont; daughter Trina Johnston of Fremont; 11 grandchildren; and siblings Kevin Sylvester of Scottsbluff, Jenny of Atkinson, and Kitty Kloppenborg of Atkinson.

* A graveside service for Arnold Fiala, 93, of David City, July 31, at the New Holy Trinity Cemetery near Brainard with military rites. Arnold Fiala died July 27 at Kearney. Survivors include sister-in-law Berniece Fiala of Ainsworth, and several area nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Chad B. Stec, 44, of Bassett, July 31, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Chad Stec died recently in his home. Survivors include his mother Susan Brewer and husband Don of Sylvan Grove, Kan.; brothers Ryan Stec and wife Jessica of Morrill, and Wade T. Stec of Lincoln; sister Amanda K. Stec of Salina, Kan.; half-sister Jaida Eastman of Giltner; grandmother Helen Stec of Bassett; and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Kenneth L. Osborn, 86, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Ainsworth, July 31, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites. Kenneth Osborn died June 12, 2020, at Oklahoma City. Survivors include his wife Ann Osborn of Oklahoma City; daughters Christine Duke and husband Kyle of Oklahoma City, and Karen Seefeldt and husband Mark of Houston, Texas; son Andrew Osborn and wife Lara of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Gerry Osborn and wife Bev of Ainsworth; sisters-in-law Cindy Bower of Ainsworth, and Jo Purviance of Vancouver, Wash.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life for Nancy S. Gable, 89, of Loveland, Colo., formerly of Long Pine, July 31, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Nancy Gable died Jan. 8 at Loveland. Survivors include son Matthew Gable and fiancé Amber Vonheeder of Lincoln; daughter Annie Gable Fitzgerald and husband Randy of Windsor, Colo.; three grandchildren; sister Cynthia Nichol of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; brother Stuart Orsborn of Denver, Colo.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Martha Higgins, 102, of Valentine, July 30, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Martha Higgins died July 22 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Maureen Panzer of Omaha; sons Tom Higgins of Valentine, Steve Higgins of Lincoln, Dave Higgins of Lincoln, Jerry Higgins of Valentine, and George Higgins of Albuquerque, N.M.

* Funeral service for Marvin “Trig” Doolittle, 85, of Amelia, July 28, in the Amelia United Methodist Church with burial in the Chambers Cemetery. Trig Doolittle died July 23 in his home. Survivors include his wife Leonetta Doolittle of Amelia; sons Rodney Doolittle and wife Iris of Madison, Rick Doolittle and wife Mary Jo of Amelia, and Tim Doolittle and wife Becky of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Jeanene Roth of Valentine; brothers Jim Doolittle and wife Nancy of Norfolk, and Denny Doolittle and wife Jeanne of Kenai, Alaska; and sister-in-law Donita Doolittle of Hawley, Pa.

* A celebration of life fellowship service for Karen Fernau, 78, of Ainsworth, July 26, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Niobrara. Karen Fernau died July 21 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett.

* A private family graveside service for Deloris A. Crist, 88, of O’Neill, July 24, at the Woodlawn Cemetery near Atkinson. Deloris Crist died July 21 in the Arbor Care Center at O’Neill. Survivors include daughters Joyce Keyes and husband Ralph of Norfolk, and Debra Clausen and husband Casey of Wausa; sons Lewis Crist Jr. of Grand Island, Lyle Crist of O’Neill, and Leon Crist of O’Neill; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Dobrovolny of Atkinson, Alvina Rockford and husband Chet of Grand Island, and Viola Colfack of Farmington, N.M.; and brother Floyd Keithley of Nampa, Calif.

* A memorial service for Philomenia O. Pape, 94, of Longwood, Fla., formerly of Newport and Bassett, July 24, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Stuart Cemetery. Philomenia Pape died July 12 at Longwood. Survivors include her husband Ross Morgan of Longwood; children Cynthia Pape of Lincoln, David Pape and wife Colleen Cipoletta of Orlando, Fla., Susan Hadfield of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kathryn Pape of Grand Island; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings Carol Edmunds and husband Niel of Lincoln, Jacqulyn Owens and husband Milton of Carroll, Rollin Gesiriech of Urbandale, Iowa, Harley Gesiriech and wife Jan of Elkhorn, and Wayne Gesiriech and wife Suzanne of Barstow, Calif.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Wilma Crist Tunender, 78, of Malmo formerly of Ainsworth, July 22, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Wilma Tunender died July 16 in her home. Survivors include her husband Eugene Tunender of Malmo; children Randy Crist and wife Deb of Ceresco, Becky Shinn and husband Terry of Wilber, Terry Abuwisha and husband Abe of Grand Island, and Mike Crist and wife Lisa of Lincoln; step-children Debbie Hamik and husband Bruce of Atkinson, and Daniel Tunender of Fremont; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for J.D. Ross, 85, of Valentine, July 22, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Valentine. J.D. Ross died July 16 in his home. Survivors include his wife Kathryn Ross of Valentine; son Mike Ross of Wellfleet; and daughter Kay Stoner of Kilgore.

* Funeral service for Karon Kay Bussinger, 77, of Atkinson, July 20, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Karon Bussinger died July 11 in her home. Survivors include children Kris Bussinger and Ronald Dodge of Ainsworth, Timothy Bussinger and wife Becky of Atkinson, Michelle Quintero of Grand Island, Angela Swartz and husband Manuel of Grand Island, and Kari Reams of Aberdeen, S.D.; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

* A celebration of life picnic will be held at a later date for Richard Best, 69, of Naper. Richard Best died July 9 in his home.

* A memorial service for Louis James Tushla, 25, of Atkinson, July 17, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with the repatriation of his remains to follow in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Louis Tushla died Dec. 7, 1941, during the initial attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. His remains were recently identified.

* Funeral service for Jessica Kee, 52, of Butte, July 16, in the Butte High School gym with a private interment at a later date. Jessica Kee died July 3 in the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital at Yankton, S.D.

* Funeral service for Nancy Ann Fessler, 78, of Stuart, July 15, in the Stuart Community Church with burial at Lyons. Nancy Fessler died July 2 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include children Jeffery Fessler of Stuart, Kenneth Fessler and wife Doreen of Stuart, Shawn Fessler and wife Valerie of O’Neill, and Kimberly Pulis of Plainview; 11 grandchildren; and sister-in-law Ruth Newill of Plainview.

* A graveside service for O’Dean Coleman, 89, formerly of Ainsworth, July 13, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. O’Dean Coleman died July 8 at Aurora.

* Funeral service for Leone Mary Slaymaker, 86, of Atkinson, Monday, July 12, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Leone Slaymaker died July 8 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include sons Don Slaymaker and wife Chris of Atkinson, and Rick Slaymaker and wife Karen of O’Neill; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Michael R. Leicher, 72, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date at Houma, La. Michael Leicher died July 8 in his home. Survivors include his wife Carolyn Leicher of Ainsworth; son Jon Leicher and wife Tiffany of Anchor Point, Alaska; daughter Ryanne Kerrigan and husband R.L. of Ainsworth; seven grandchildren; siblings Lynell Jordan of Houma, Bryan Leicher and wife Shari of Anaheim, Calif., Craig Leicher and wife Mona of Houma, Yvonne Crow and husband Jeff of Rifle, Colo., and Monice Lowe of Pflugerville, Texas; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Ruby Graham, 77, formerly of Springview, July 10, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Ruby Graham died July 1 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha.

* A memorial service for Wayne E. Mattern, 86, of Ainsworth, July 9, in Uncle Buck’s Lodge at Brewster with a private family inurnment in the Ord Cemetery. Wayne Mattern died June 30 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Maxine Mattern of Ainsworth; sisters Pat Van Winkle and fiancé Everett Lech of Ord, and Judy Hearn and husband Jack of Lipan, Texas; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Duane D. Lewis, 82, of Ainsworth, July 5, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Duane Lewis died April 16 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Lois Lewis of Ainsworth; foster daughter Tracey Burke and friend Nicodemus of Arizona; foster son Chris Burke and wife Erica of North Platte; brother Keith Lewis and wife Juanna Beth of Challis, Idaho; and other family members.

* A private family memorial service for John P. LeMay, 71, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. John LeMay died June 28 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include his wife Brenda LeMay of Ainsworth; daughters Rose LeMay of Seattle, Wash., and Sarah Davis and husband Jason of Milton, Wash.; mother-in-law Mary Daniels of Ainsworth; brother-in-law Dan Daniels and wife Teri of Ainsworth; cousins and other family members.

* A graveside service for Mildred A. Painter, 101, of Ainsworth, July 1, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Mildred Painter died June 26 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Marlin Painter of Crown Point, Ind., Roberta Painter of Springview, Donnie Painter of Ainsworth, Donita Painter of Ainsworth and Roger Painter of Ainsworth; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister Betty Zoerb of Mitchell, S.D.

* Funeral service for Darlene Schaefer, 88, of Valentine, June 29, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine. Darlene Schaefer died June 23 at Atkinson.  Survivors include husband Lynn Schaefer of Valentine; daughters Suzanne Baker of O’Neill, Reggie Bennett of Lincoln, and Denise Simons of Phillip, S.D.; and son Robert Schaefer of Lexington.

* A celebration of life for Frank Marshall, 83, formerly of Bassett, June 26, in the Bassett United Methodist Church. Frank Marshall died Nov. 25, 2020. Survivors include his wife Margie Marshall; children Eugene Marshall and wife Janet, Kelly Marshall and wife Paula, and Amy and husband Iain; and eight grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Virginia A. Sylva, 86, of Springview, June 24, in the Burton Grace Lutheran Church with burial in the Jordan Valley Cemetery near Burton. Virginia Sylva died June 19 in the Brown County Hospital at Ainsworth. Survivors include children Linda Svoboda and husband Dick of Schuyler, Elizabeth Haddican and husband Steve of Bloomfield, Ernest Larsen and wife Paula of Springview, and Sara Kruse-Thatcher and husband Scott of Nixa, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; stepson Rich Sylva and wife Amber of Murdo, S.D.; stepdaughter Audra Sylva-Hobelman of Pierre, S.D.; five step-grandchildren; sister Ellen Miller of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Vera “Toots” Lee, 103, of Valentine, June 21, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Vera Lee died June 15 at Valentine. Survivors include son Jim Lee of Valentine, and daughter Diane Clark of Georgia.

* Funeral service for Geneva M. Davis, 96, of Bassett, June 17, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Duff Cemetery near Rose. Geneva Davis died June 9 in the Southern Wind Manor at Pittsburg, Texas. Survivors include daughter Jolene Turner Wilson and husband Tim of Hughes Springs, Texas; daughter-in-law Joan Herrington Thorne of Adair, Okla.; son-in-law Mike Lutz of North Platte; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Dennis R. Graf, 75, of Bassett, June 7, in the Bassett United Methodist Church. Inurnment preceded the service in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Dennis Graf died Nov. 17, 2020. Survivors include his wife Judy Graf of Bassett; children Rodney Graf and wife Amy of McHenry, Ill., Troy Graf and wife Jackie of Bassett, Tami Cosgrove and husband Keith of Bassett, Tonya Thompson and husband Curtis of Liberal, Kan., and Tricia Anderson and husband Joey of Bassett; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; siblings Joyce Lofgreen and husband Dennie of Norton, Kan., Dr. Steve Graf of Almena, Kan., and Julie Graf-Frye and husband Steve of Longmont, Colo.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Daniel Baker, 69, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Atkinson, June 7, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson. Daniel Baker died Nov. 20, 2020, in his home. Survivors include children Ivan Baker, Charles Baker and wife Michelle, Mary Lindsey and husband Trent, and Rita Baker and husband Jordan; four grandchildren; and sisters Maxine Stanton of Chambers, Jean Craig of Omaha, and Elizabeth Baker of Rockford.

* A graveside memorial service for Ralph C. Davis, 82, of Ainsworth, June 5, at the Stuart Cemetery. Ralph Davis died May 31 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Mary Lou Davis of Ainsworth; children Sandy Sisson and husband Roger of Ainsworth, Peggy Graham and husband Don of Ainsworth, Ricky Davis of Tucson, Ariz., and Sally Jo Reed of Ainsworth; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings Betty Stewart of Ainsworth and Janice Dillon of Glenrock, Wyo.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Dianne Marie Daniels, 70, of Ainsworth, June 4, at the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Dianne Daniels died May 27 at Kearney. Survivors include her husband Charles Daniels of Ainsworth; sons Bandy Daniels and wife Shannon of Ainsworth, and Nuly Daniels and wife Roni of Ainsworth; and seven grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Michael Dean Max, 59, of Burwell, June 4, in the Burwell High School gym with burial in the Cottonwood Cemetery. Mike Max died June 1 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Kelly Max of Burwell; brother Darrin Max and wife Shareen of Burwell; sister Deb Timm of Cozad; step-father Ted Dehart of Burwell; mother-in-law Sandy Carr of Burwell; father-in-law Danny Redman and wife Carolyn of Burwell; sisters-in-law Robin Brockman and husband Denny of Burwell, Kim Eggers of Alliance, and Rona DeBoer of Grand Island; brothers-in-law Monty DeBoer of Grand Island, and Casey Redman of Burwell; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family graveside service for Brenda Linn Livingston, 84, formerly of Atkinson, June 4, at the Woodlawn Cemetery near Atkinson. Brenda Livingston died May 6 in the Immanuel Lakeside Village at Omaha. Survivors include sons Dana Livingston and wife Graciela of Lincoln, Shawn Livingston and wife Renita of Omaha, and Thad Livingston of Omaha; five grandchildren; and sister Sheila Norbury of Tucson, Ariz.

* Funeral service for Joel A. Beddow, 77, of Atkinson, June 1, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Joel Beddow died May 27 in his home. Survivors include his wife Bonnie Beddow of Atkinson; children Barbara Beckwith and husband Gregg of Atkinson, Becki Adams and husband John of West Point, Jeffrey Beddow and wife Christy of Atkinson, and Julie Klimek and husband Mike of Ord; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister Susan Holly of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

* Funeral service for Melvin Reiser, 68, of Butte, June 1, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery and military rites performed by the American Legion Post 51 and the Army National Guard Honor Guard. Melvin Reiser died May 26 in the Niobrara Valley Hospital at Lynch.

* A celebration of life service for William Frederick Seipel, 86, of Stuart, and Esther Kathryn Seipel, 84, formerly of Stuart, May 29, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery near Stuart and military rites for William conducted by the Stuart American Legion Post. William Seipel died Dec. 5, 2020, in the Parsons House at Omaha. Esther Seipel died Sept. 28, 2020, in the Methodist Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include children Casey Rakes and wife Heide of Omaha, E.J. Flemming and wife Jessica of Omaha, and Sammie Falls and husband Tim of Seattle, Wash. Survivors also include William’s son William Seipel of Omaha.

* A memorial graveside service for Joan S. Kennedy, 87, of Bassett formerly of Springview, May 29, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Joan Kennedy died April 3 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include children William J. Kennedy of Bertrand, Betty Jo Weller and husband Richard of Atkinson, Robert Ray Kennedy and wife Mary of Atkinson, Hazel Chase and husband Carl of Springview, and Ruth Kennedy and special friend Jesse Syfie of Gregory, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; twin sister JoAnn Burr of Battle Ground, Wash., sisters-in-law Barbara Vaughn of North Platte and Ann Vaughn of Valentine; son-in-law Rodger Kaup of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Joe L. Giles, 95, of Ainsworth, May 26, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Joe Giles died May 21 in his home. Survivors include daughters Jo McCoy of Ainsworth, Karen Nance of North Platte, Marcia Speck and husband Rod of Gothenburg, and Erin Allen and husband Terry of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Sullivan of Broken Bow; brother-in-law Ted Keys and wife Marlea of Elsmere; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Betty Jean Keller, 87, of Taylor, May 25, in the Taylor Assembly of God Church. Betty Keller died May 20 in her home. Survivors include children Brad Keller and wife Kari of Ozark, Mo., and Beth Keller-Ralls and husband Greg of Taylor; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Shirley Birch and husband Bob of Millville, Calif., Cleo Keith and husband Jerry of Taylor, and Claris Lewis of Kearney; and sister-in-law Jeanette Lewis of Burwell.

* A memorial service for Donald Engle Allen, 98, of Del Rio, Texas, formerly of Johnstown, May 21, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Donald Allen died April 24 at Del Rio, Texas. Survivors include his wife Emma Allen of Del Rio; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial graveside service for Darby Randall Cook Sr., 50, of Johnstown, May 21, at the East Woodlawn Cemetery of Johnstown with military rites. Darby Cook died recently at his home. Survivors include children Cheyenne Doyle and husband Cody of Newport, Skyler Cook of Newport, Darby Cook Jr. of Sparks, Jessamyn Cook of Anchorage, Alaska, and Decker Cook of Anchorage, Alaska; father Dennis Cook of Ainsworth; mother Susan Cook of Plattsmouth; sister Beth Hemmer and husband Tony of Plattsmouth; and other family members.

* A memorial service for Dr. Joel Gillespie, 90, of Norfolk, May 20, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Norfolk. Dr. Joel Gillespie died April 23 in his home. Survivors include his wife Dionne Gillespie of Norfolk; children Kim Karweik and husband Mike of Hopkins, Mich., Marc Gillespie of New London, Wis., Diette Glenn and Rod Palmer of Ainsworth, Jeff Gillespie of Norfolk, Kathy Neidig and husband Van of Battle Creek, Michaela Chelberg and husband Glen of Minneapolis, Minn., Chad Gillespie of Norfolk, and Amy Gillespie of Minneapolis; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Arlene Ries, 86, of Wood Lake, May 18, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson. Arlene Ries died May 11 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include her husband Walter Ries Jr. of Wood Lake; daughter Barb Ohlrichs and husband Wayne of Norfolk; sons Rodney Ries and wife Lynn of Wood Lake, and Roland Ries of Lincoln; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers Elden Voss of Montana, Cao Voss and wife Sid of Washington, Darwin Voss and wife Ruth of Kansas, and Jerry Voss and wife Doris Kay of Nebraska; brothers-in-law Roger Ries and wife Beverly of California, Richard Ries and wife Cyndi of Nebraska, and Bob Ries and wife Kay of Nebraska; sister-in-law ZoAnn Valley of Washington; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Dr. Dennis Bejot, 85, of Seward formerly of Ainsworth, May 13, in the Seward United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites. Dennis Bejot died May 8 at Lincoln. Survivors include his wife Janet Bejot of Seward; sons Mark Bejot of Maywood, and David Bejot and wife Cindy of Temperance Mich.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister Lorideen Larabee of Neligh; sister-in-law Melba Bejot of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family funeral service for Marjorie Ann Johnson, 87, of Atkinson, will be held in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Marjorie Johnson died May 7 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include children Kathleen Johnson of Sioux Falls, S.D., Mark Johnson and wife Cynthia of Atkinson, and Monique Johnson of Sioux Falls, S.D.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Yvonne M. “Vonnie” Reyman, 84, of Lincoln, May 11, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Yvonne Reyman died May 5 in the Bryan Lincoln General Hospital East at Lincoln. Survivors include her husband Claude Reyman of Lincoln; daughter Lynda Granfield and husband Christopher of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister-in-law Donna Lee Marlatt of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lorene Kernan, 99, of Bassett, May 7, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Lorene Kernan died May 1 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include daughter Judith Kernan of Collbran, Colo.; sister-in-law Donna Hayden of Boise, Idaho; niece Joyce Muirhead and husband Neal of Valentine; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Theresa M. Krysl, 89, of Stuart, May 4, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Theresa Krysl died Wednesday, April 28, in the Parkside Manor. Survivors include sons Kevin Krysl and wife Tricia, Tom Krysl and wife Bonnie of Stuart and Chuck Krysl; and daughter Mary Jo Serbousek and husband Mark of McCook.

* Funeral service for Beulah Focken, 92, of rural Newport, May 1, in the Stuart Community Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Beulah Focken died April 26 in her home. Survivors include her children Shirley Focken of Newport, Roger Focken of Freeman, S.D., and Alvin Focken and wife Liz of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughters-in-law JoDeen Focken and Peggy Focken; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral service for Verny Krieger, 79, of Bassett, May 1, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Atkinson American Legion Post 86. Verny Krieger died April 24 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include his wife Anita Krieger of Bassett; children Brad Krieger of Irving, Texas; Kevin Krieger and wife Cathy of Bassett, and Lynnette Shannon of North Platte; five grandchildren; siblings John Krieger of Spencer, Irene Hunt of Grand Island, Don Krieger and wife Sandy of Bassett, Sharon Atkinson and husband Dan of Bassett, and Ron Krieger and Lorain of Bassett; and sister-in-law Maxine Krieger of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Herris Lambley, 82, of Herrick, S.D., April 30, in the Burke, S.D., Civic Center with burial in the Herrick Cemetery. Herris Lambley died April 23.

* A memorial service for Duane D. Lewis, 82, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. Duane Lewis died April 16 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Lois Lewis of Ainsworth; foster daughter Tracey Nicodemus of Arizona; foster son Chris Burke and wife Erica of North Platte; brother Keith Lewis and wife Juanna Beth of Challis, Idaho; and other family members.

* A memorial graveside service for Martha E. Frew, 98, of Ainsworth, April 24, at the Norden West Cemetery. Martha Frew died Jan. 26 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include sons Bill Frew and significant other Robin Morton of Norden, and Jerry Frew and wife Marj of Ainsworth; daughter Rosalie Fletcher and husband Val of Ainsworth; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for James Fritz, 72, of Butte, April 24, in the Fairfax, S.D., Community Hall with burial in the Highland Cemetery near Fairfax and military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 51 and United States Marine Corps Honor Guard. Jim Fritz died April 20 in the Avera Sister James Care Center at Yankton, S.D.

* A memorial service for Mary Joyce Easton, 77, of Atkinson, April 24, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Chambers City Cemetery. Mary Easton died April 19 in the Alpine Village at Verdigre. Survivors include children Ronald Sterns Sr. and wife Gwen of Inman, Jodi Poessnecker and husband Glen of Atkinson, and Robin Cronk and husband Scott of Page; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister Nancy Everett and husband Rol of Atkinson; and brother-in-law Darrel Dexter of Chambers.

* Funeral service for James H. “Jim” Shaw, 84, of Bassett, April 24, in the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bassett with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery near Mills and military rites conducted by the Bassett American Legion Post 123. Jim Shaw died April 20 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include 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; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Clifford T. Harris, 65, of Norfolk, April 23, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the East Park Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Cliff Harris died April 16 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include son Stephen Harris and wife Vanessa of San Diego, Calif.; daughter Leah Harris-Anderson and husband Derek of Marysville, Wash.; two grandchildren; siblings Sheila Harris of Lincoln, Tammy Omer of Omaha, Pat Jones and husband Tom of Ainsworth, and David Kackmeister and wife Karen of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Ruth C. Smith, 93, of Ainsworth, April 21, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ruth Smith died April 15 in her daughter’s home southwest of Ainsworth. Survivors include son David Smith and wife Sharon of Rapid City, S.D.; daughters DeLila Lumbardy and husband Stan of Spearfish, S.D., and Connie Rossenbach and husband John of Ainsworth; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Mildred Lillian Swim, 84, of Atkinson, April 19, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Willowdale Cemetery north of Newport. Mildred Swim died April 15 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include son Ron Swim and wife Doris of Westcliff, Colo.; daughter Karen Ammon and husband Loren of Newport; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Scott Lee Frickel, 56, of Lincoln, April 17, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Scott Frickel died April 6 in the Bryan East Hospital at Lincoln. Survivors include his father David Frickel and wife Cheryl of Hampton; step-father Neal Lange Sr. of Yankton, S.D.; brothers Dr. Neal Lange Jr. and wife Tiffany of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Nathan Lange of Lincoln, Brock Lange and wife Kristen of Stuart, and Jamie Frickel and wife Shannon of North Ogden, Utah; sisters Kim Cleary and husband Steve of Leigh, Monique Lange of Lincoln, Mandy Rogers and husband Kenny of Wichita, Kan., Amie Shelton and husband Craig of Shelton, Utah, Michella Honas and husband Jeff of Hampton, and Gena Larson and husband Larry of Randolph, Kan.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Ashley Marie Hurley, 27, formerly of Atkinson, April 17, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial at a later date. Ashley Hurley died April 11 in the CHI Health St. Francis Hospital at Grand Island. Survivors include her son King Jordan and his father Rodney Jordan of Grand Island; parents Eli and Pam Hurley of Atkinson; sister Megan Hurley of Atkinson; step-brother Eli Fox of Atkinson; step-sister Jeannie Fox of Norfolk; grandparents, uncles and cousins.

* Word has been received of the death of Michelle Lynn (Thornton) Sterup, 48, of Osceola. Michelle Sterup died April 2 in the Bryan East Lincoln General Hospital. Services were held April 6 in the Osceola City Auditorium with interment in the Osceola Cemetery. Survivors include her husband Darin Sterup of Osceola; children Shelby Rae Czarnick, Cierra Lynn Fisher, Garrett Curt Fischer and Creighton Laurence Sterup; two granddaughters; father Johnny Ray Thornton of Bladen; brothers Todd Thornton and wife Loreece of Long Pine, and Chad Thornton and wife Glenda of Ellijay, Ga.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Melvin Duane Carr, 84, of St. Paul, April 10, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Melvin Carr died April 4 in his home. Survivors include daughter Kitty Faye Guthmiller of Archer.

* Funeral service for Larry Addison, 63, of Norfolk formerly of Atkinson, April 10, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial at a later date. Larry Addison died April 2 in his home. Survivors include his wife Lynette Addison of Norfolk; daughter Julie Schulz and husband Mike of Norfolk; son Justin Addison and wife Mattaya of Meadow Grove; mother Dolores Addison of Atkinson; and sisters Joy Potts of Norfolk and Bonnie Lech and husband Gary of Atkinson.

* A memorial service for Mary Jones, 98, of Spencer, April 10, in the Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Spencer with burial in the Union Cemetery. Mary Jones died Feb. 18 in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* A memorial service for John Forgey, 86, of Colome, S.D., April 10, in the Winner Methodist Church. John Forgey died recently in the Memorial Hospital of Converse County at Douglas, Wyo.

* A memorial service for Gary W. Kinzie, 74, of Ainsworth, April 10, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Butte Cemetery. Gary Kinzie died March 31 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include spouse Coralene Kinzie of Ainsworth; sons Graig Kinzie and wife Stephanie of Ainsworth, and Kyle Kinzie of Ainsworth; two grandchildren; brothers Terry Kinzie of Plains, Mont., and Craig Kinzie and wife Janet of Urbandale, Iowa; sisters-in-law Sherrill Kinzie of Homer, Sandy Lewis of Adams and Ruth Lewis of Edina, Minn.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Kerry D. Ebert, 70, of Bassett, April 8, in the Bassett St. Mary’s Episcopal Church with a private family scattering of ashes at a later date at Byers, Colo. Kerry Ebert died April 5 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include his wife Cathy Ebert of Bassett; sons Kres Ebert and wife Julie of Byers, and Kasey T. Ebert and wife Angie of Byers; stepdaughter Jessica Johnson of Pueblo, Colo.; five grandchildren; brother Larry Ebert of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Wesley Sedivy, 87, of Spencer, April 8, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery and military rites performed by the American Legion Post 78 and Army National Guard Honor Guard. Wesley Sedivy died March 27 in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* Funeral service for Richard Zeisler, 77, of Butte, April 6, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Naper with burial in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery and military rites provided by the American Legion Post 51 and Army National Guard Honor Guard. Richard Zeisler died April 1 in his home.

* A memorial service is pending in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth for Kelly J. Mefferd, 58, of Chambers. Kelly Mefferd died March 28 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include son Chancy Steward and wife Catarina of Orchard; six grandchildren; parents Ralph and Betty Mefferd of Chadron; sister Sandra Mefferd of Chadron; brother Michael Mefferd and wife Carmen of Rapid City, S.D.; nieces, nephews and other family members. Memorials have been suggested to the family for future designation.

* A memorial service for Bessie Mogle, 100, of Valentine formerly of Merriman, is pending in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine. Bessie Mogle died March 25 in Cherry Hills at Valentine. Survivors include daughters Lorena Cobb of Merriman and Shirley Kime of Valentine.

* A graveside service for Edith Lillian Holbrook, 103, formerly of Stuart, April 2, at the Orchard City Cemetery. Edith Holbrook died  March 24 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include son Dwight Holbrook of Lakeside, Calif.; daughter Carolyn Schleis of Danbudy, Iowa; brother Arthur Kenneth Hille of Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Gary A. Bellingtier, 73, of Battle Creek formerly of Ainsworth, April 1, in the Home for Funerals Chapel at Norfolk. Gary Bellingtier died March 27 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include his wife Kris Bellingtier of Battle Creek; daughter Karen Acker of Park Rapids, Minn.; son Greg Bellingtier and wife Connie of Elgin; four grandchildren; sister Sharon Perkins and husband Cliff of Fort Dodge, Iowa; brother Dennis Bellingtier of Lancaster, Pa.; mother-in-law Georgia Pingel of Cedar Falls, Iowa; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Doris Sharp, 84, of Sparks, April 1, in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine with burial in the Sparks Cemetery. Doris Sharp died March 28 in her home. Survivors include son Duane Sharp of Illinois; daughter Rita Rowan of Sparks; and sisters Maxine Duffy of Colorado, and Jean Docken of Winner, S.D.

* Funeral service for William J. “Bill” Sybrant, 76, of Bassett, March 29, in the Sybrant Community Church near Bassett with burial in the Sybrant Cemetery. Bill Sybrant died March 24 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include wife Carolyn Sybrant of Bassett; children Scott Sybrant and wife Dawn of Bennet, Jeff Sybrant and wife Kat of Bassett, and Jenny Peterson and husband Chad of Molt, Mont.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandsons;  sister Doris Nachtman of Stuart; brother Steve Sybrant and wife Cathy of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Erwin Eugene “Gene” Cleveland, 75, of Lincoln, formerly of Bassett, March 26, in the Southview Baptist Church of Lincoln.  Gene Cleveland died March 11 in Lincoln. Survivors include wife Dawn Cleveland of Lincoln; daughters Megan Cleveland of Lincoln and Amber Cleveland of North Carolina; son Ethan Cleveland and wife Mary of Omaha; five grandchildren; sister Cathe McCaffrey of Alliance; and aunt Eunice Wulf of Ainsworth. 

* A memorial service for Betty J. Fernau, 88, of Ainsworth, March 26, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with a private inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Betty Fernau died March 2 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Don Fernau of Ainsworth; son Ron Fernau of Ainsworth; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother Jerry Greenough and wife Shirley of Aurora; sister-in-law JoAnn Greenough of Lusk, Wyo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Clifford “Gene” Jones, 79, of Kearney, formerly of Springview, March 26 in the O’Brien Straatmann Redlinger Funeral Home of Kearney with interment in the Kearney Cemetery. Gene Jones died March 21 in the Mount Carmel Home at Kearney.  Survivors include wife Karen Jones of Kearney; children Bobbie Jo Ackley and husband Tim of Lincoln, Michael Jones and wife Kristie of Lincoln, Pamela Rapp of Kearney, Lonnie Jones and wife Judy of Kearney, and Marcia Temoshek and husband Sean of Kearney; 24 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; sister Edith Van-Cleave of Omaha; brothers-in-law Jack Frost of Omaha, Gail Rapp and wife Deb of Blair, and Kevin Rapp and wife Jeanne of Ansley; sisters-in-law Judy Jones of Mason City, Linda Sturgill and husband John of Doniphan and Marlene Rapp of Kingsland, Ga.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service will be held  at a later date at the Stuart Cemetery for Carol Avis (Hoffman) McBride, 79, of Ainsworth. Carol McBride died March 11. Survivors include her husband Mort McBride; children Scott Halligan and wife Pam, Tracy Landis and husband Brian, Carrie Gaskins and husband Mark, and Jim Halligan; and brother Daniel Hoffman and wife Judy.

* A private family memorial service for Delbert Don Lear, 75, of Kearney, March 20, in the Bassett Holy Cross Catholic Church with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Don Lear died March 16 in his home. Survivors include his wife Jan Lear of Kearney; children Bruce Lear and wife Menda of Kearney, Rick Lear and wife Jennifer of Madison, Ala., and Suzie Lear and husband Nathan Castaldi of Brookhaven, Ga.; six grandchildren; sister Bonnie Murphy and husband Patrick of Nathrop, Colo.; brothers-in-law Larry Buell and wife Nick of Long Pine, and Homer Buell and wife Darla of Rose; sister-in-law Sue Hutchinson of Rose; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Harlan Stahlecker, 86, of Naper, March 19, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Naper with burial in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Harlan Stahlecker died March 9 in the Sanford USD Medical Center at Sioux Falls, S.D.

* Funeral service for Joan Frances Murphy, 86, of Stuart, March 16, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Joan Murphy died March 11 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include her husband Conny Murphy of Stuart; children Terry Murphy of Stuart, Jerome Murphy and Beth of Stuart, Jeanne Krotter of Spencer, Julie Knudson and husband Kelly of Norfolk, Colleen Osborne and husband Roland of Atkinson, Marde Paxton of Stuart, Kevin Murphy and wife Jill of Stuart, Kelly Murphy and wife Beth of Stuart, Connie Jo Novak and husband Steve of Seward, and J.P. Murphy and wife Neely of Kearney; 27 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother Ron Kallhoff and Linda of O’Neill; and sister Sherri Strong of Norfolk.

* A memorial service for Helen Townsend, 95, of Lexington formerly of Ainsworth, March 13, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. Helen Townsend died March 1 in the Plum Creek Care Center at Lexington. Survivors include sons Robert Johnson of Loomis, and Jim Townsend of Valentine; daughter Shirley Hazen of Spokane, Wash.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Molly B. Palmer, 50, of Springview, March 11, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church. Molly Palmer died March 3 in the Avera McKennan Hospital at Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include daughter Baillee Palmer of Springview; Baillee’s father Corey Palmer of Ainsworth; sister Robin McMurtrey and husband Mike of Valentine; brother Henry Pavlik and wife Rio of North Platte; and nieces, nephews and other family members. 

* Funeral service for Mark Tuton, 61, of Mitchell, S.D., March 11, in the Mills Community Church with a private family committal service at a later date. Mark Tuton died March 5 from injuries suffered during a motor vehicle accident.

* A graveside memorial service for Stanley Weander, 65, of Ardmore, Okla., March 6, at the Ainsworth South Cemetery followed by a gathering in the Ainsworth Elks Lodge. Stanley Weander died Dec. 14, 2020, at Ardmore. Survivors include daughters Sheena See and husband Brent, Lindsey Smith and husband Grant, Bridget Meyer and husband Cameron, and Rachel Weander; eight grandchildren; and special friend Marti O’Hara.

* Funeral service for Andrew John Hoffman, 42, of Atkinson, March 6, in the Atkinson Community Center with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Andy Hoffman died March 1 in his home. Survivors include his wife Brianna Hoffman of Atkinson; children Ava, Jack and Reese Hoffman all of Atkinson; parents Gary and Karen Hoffman of Spencer; brothers Tony Hoffman and wife Amy of Crofton, and Michael Hoffman and wife Jacky of Spencer; sister Julia Jones and husband Chris of Tellico Plains, Tenn.; parents-in-law Kerry and Bonnie Stiner of Burke, S.D.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Jolene K. Walters, 73, of Ainsworth, March 5, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the East Park Cemetery. Jolene Walters died March 1 in her home. Survivors include children Connie Linder and husband John of Minden, Cathy Cook and husband Joe of Belgrade, and Rich Walters and wife Amy of Kearney; seven grandchildren; family exchange student Katriina Valjus of Finland; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family funeral service for Marilyn Kay Breiner, 77, of Atkinson, March 4, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson. Marilyn Breiner died Feb. 28 in her home. Survivors include her husband Russ Breiner of Atkinson; children Tom Schaaf and wife Karissa of Thomasville, N.C., Steve Schaaf and wife Tracy of Lincoln, Jeff Schaaf and wife Vicki of Broken Bow, Sandy Tucker of Hidden Valley Lake, Calif., Scott Arias and Tony of Las Vegas, Nev., Kurtis Breiner and wife Christine of Elizabeth, Colo., and Kristopher Breiner and wife Jennifer of Hidden Valley Lake; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Jeanne J. Nost, 73, of Grand Island formerly of the Ainsworth area. Jeanne Nost died Feb. 15 in the Azria Health Broadwell at Grand Island. Survivors include daughter Lee Anne Adamson and husband Danny of Bandera, Texas; two granddaughters; sister Janet Schuyler and husband Don of Ainsworth; brother Douglas Smith of Aurora; special friend Dennis Pfister of Grand Island; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family graveside service for Deloris M. Fox, 94, of Newport, Feb. 20, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Deloris Fox died Feb. 13 in the Arbor Care Center at O’Neill. Survivors include son Glenn Lee Fox and wife Deb of Newport; daughter Linda Knoetzel and husband Dave of Bassett; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Florence Nelson of Mesa, Ariz.; brothers-in-law Clayton Fox of Newport, and Jim Fox of Valentine; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family funeral service for Clarence Danielski, 91, of Valentine, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Broken Bow with burial at a later date. Clarence Danielski died Feb. 12 at Broken Bow. Survivors include his wife Betty Danielski of Valentine; children Dave Danielski, Don Danielski, Mike Danielski, Susan Paprosky, Leonard Danielski and Tom Danielski; and sisters Irene Kresha and Lucy Kresha.

* A private family funeral service for Vance Heiser, 17, of Lynch, Feb. 17, in Brockaus Funeral Home of Spencer with burial in the Alford Cemetery near Monowi. Vance Heiser died Feb. 11 in his home.

* Funeral service for Gregory J. Lohmeyer, 63, of Ainsworth, Feb. 17, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with cremation to follow. Greg Lohmeyer died Feb. 12 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Debra Lohmeyer of Ainsworth; children Kenneth Lohmeyer and wife Anna of Denton, Texas, Isabella Lindholm and husband Rhett of Gothenburg, and Francesca Castillo and husband Moises of Kearney; three grandchildren; mother-in-law Karen Davison of Ainsworth; siblings John Lohmeyer and wife Berta of Denver, Colo., Thomas Lohmeyer of Fort Collins, Colo., Julie Lohmeyer of Geneseo, Ill., and Kevin Lohmeyer of Davenport, Iowa; sister-in-law Denise Crofutt of Long Pine; brothers-in-law Jacques Davison of Bradley, Ark., Jesse Colburn and wife Carrie of Bradshaw, and Mark Colburn and wife Becky of Henderson; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Norlin Jay Dobias, 63, of Stuart, Feb. 13, in Seger Funeral Home of Stuart with burial at a later date. Norlin Dobias died Feb. 3 in the Select Specialty Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Shirley Dobias of Stuart; children Josh Dobias of Birmingham, Ala., and Jacob Dobias and wife Kayli of Stuart; two grandchildren; mother Bernice Dobias of Creighton; siblings Noreen Lind and husband Jeff of Wausa, Natalie Prewitt and husband Jerry of Atkinson, Carl Dobias and Krista of Verdigre, Gene Dobias of Creighton, Julie Dobias of Plainview, Lucy Rudloff of Creighton, and Tony Dobias and wife Shannon of Creighton.

* Funeral service for Robert “Bob” Anderson, 76, of Winner, S.D.,  Feb. 13, in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Winner with burial in the Winner City Cemetery. Bob Anderson died Feb. 4 in the Winner Regional Hospital.

* Funeral service for Ted Hilderhoff, 47, of Wood Lake, Feb. 10, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Ted Hilderhoff died Feb. 5 near Valentine. Survivors include his wife Cherie Hilderhoff of Wood Lake; sons Ryder Hilderhoff and Edward Hilderhoff; mother Bonnie Hilderhoff; and sister Tammy Cash.

* A celebration of life service will be held at a later date for Patricia Humphrey Jay Owens, 85, of Kennewick, Wash., formerly of Ainsworth. Pat Owens died Jan. 30. Survivors include husband Steve Owens of Kennewick; sister Carolyn Ehrig of Manchester, Iowa; son Steve Owens and wife Debby of West Richland, Wash.; daughter Cyndi Goodman and husband Gary of Denver; Colo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Raymond J. Keogh, 71, of Stuart, Feb. 1, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Raymond Keogh died Jan. 27 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Priscilla Keogh of Stuart; children Christopher Keogh of Omaha, Tracy Ludwig and husband Travis of Stuart, Laurie Keogh of Omaha and Lisa Keogh of Omaha; four grandchildren; brother Tom Keogh and wife Diane of Atkinson; and sister Margaret Keogh of Maple Grove, Minn.

* Funeral service for Josephine Lopez, 92, of Valentine, Jan. 30, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Josephine Lopez died Jan. 24 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include son Kent Lopez of Valentine, and daughter Helen Lopez Colgan of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Eugene Donald Poessnecker, 78, of Atkinson, Jan. 30, in the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Eugene Poessnecker died Jan. 25 in the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital at Yankton, S.D. Survivors include children Marie Dowling and husband Troy of Malta, Ill., Michael Poessnecker and wife Cheryl of Lincoln, Paulette Read and husband Shawn of O’Neill, Monette Jo and husband Jeff of Denver, Colo., Matthew Poessnecker of Hampton, Clifford Poessnecker and wife Jen of Lincoln, Marla Schwanke of Butte, Lori Schwanke of Arkansas; Melinda Schwanke of Arkansas, and Pamela Poessnecker of Doniphan; numerous grandchildren; sisters Maxine Brink and husband Roger of Atkinson, and Marlene Ogden and husband Larry of Atkinson; ex-wife Elizabeth Poessnecker of Dewitt; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Wesley “Robb” Slaymaker, 69, of O’Neill formerly of Bassett, Jan. 30, in the O’Neill Assembly of God Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery near Atkinson with military rites conducted by the Atkinson American Legion Farley-Tushla Post 86. Robb Slaymaker died Jan. 20 in the West Holt Medical Center at Atkinson. Survivors include sons Dustin Slaymaker and wife Jenna of O’Neill, Bob Slaymaker and wife Kiley, Randy Slaymaker and wife Kerry, and Rick Slaymaker; numerous grandchildren; sisters Mary Brinkman and husband Dave of Surprise, Ariz., and Sandra Slaymaker of Sun City, Ariz.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date for Martha E. Frew, 98, of Ainsworth. Martha Frew died Jan. 26 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include sons Bill Frew of Norden, and Jerry Frew and wife Marj of Ainsworth; daughter Rosalie Fletcher and husband Val of Ainsworth; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Jerry Beck, 69, of Grand Island formerly of Ainsworth. Jerry Beck died Jan. 20 in his home. Per his wishes, no service will be held. Survivors include his wife Joyce Beck of Grand Island; sons Tonny Beck and wife Michelle of Ainsworth, and Jeremey Beck and wife Kristin of Bellingham, Wash.; four grandchildren; step-sons Kenny Bauer and wife Heather of Lincoln, and Bryce Bauer and wife Emily of Ord; and four step-grandchildren.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Richard H. Walton, 81, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Ainsworth. Richard Walton died Jan. 16 at Springfield.

* A private family funeral service for Marilyn Baker, 93, of Papillion formerly of Springview and Valentine, Jan. 18, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Marilyn Baker died Jan. 10 at Papillion. Survivors include sons Mark Billings, David Billings and Blaine Baker; and daughter-in-law Sandy Billings.

* A private family inurnment for Dora E. Scott, 98, of Omaha formerly of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date at the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Dora Scott died Jan. 8 in The Heritage at Legacy at Omaha. Survivors include daughter Pam Scott of Las Vegas, Nev.; son Rick Scott and wife Joyce of Omaha; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Gary Jon Aten, 82, of Atkinson, Jan. 12, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Gary Aten died Jan. 7 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include his wife Caroline Aten of Atkinson; sisters Cheri Frisch and husband Terry of Atkinson, and Cindy Weale and husband Denny of Omaha; brother Don Aten and wife Mary of Loveland, Colo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A public graveside service for Wilma Kenan, 90, of Valentine, Jan. 11, at the Mount Hope Cemetery. Wilma Kenan died Jan. 4 at Gordon. Survivors include daughter Linda Kluender of Edgemont, S.D.; and sister Edith Bachelor of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Ben LeRoy Boerger,87, of Grand Island formerly of Rock County, Jan. 11, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Grand Island with burial in the Duff Cemetery with military rites provided by the Bassett American Legion Post 123. Ben Boerger died Jan. 4 in his home. Survivors include his wife Judy Boerger of Grand Island; daughters Lori Stolcpart and husband Rod of Newport, and Carole Urbom and husband Brian of Grand Island; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Lois Nydle of Ottumwa, Iowa; sister-in-law Marie Dodd of Ainsworth; an aunt, nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for James J. Friedel, 87, of Kearney formerly of Stuart, will be held at a later date. James Friedel died Jan. 1 in his home. Survivors include his wife Barbara Friedel of Kearney; children Tim Friedel and wife Janice of Kearney, Sue Maxson and husband Byron of Kearney, LeaJane Friedel of Kearney, and Marcee Johnson and husband Tom of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters Eileen Moss of Stuart, Dorothy Flannigan and husband Dan of Elkhorn, and Anita Shald of Yakima, Wash.

* Funeral service for Merle James Liewer, 75, of Atkinson, Jan. 8, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Merle Liewer died Jan. 4 near Grand Island. Survivors include his wife Anita Liewer of Atkinson; daughters Jeannie Elsbernd and friend Kevin Kenney of Grand Island, and Holli Kirwan and husband Kody of Butte; son Jamie Liewer and wife Michelle of O’Neill; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers Stan Liewer and wife Joann of Burke, S.D., Mike Liewer and wife LaDell of Butte, and Dave Liewer and wife Carol of Butte; and sister Alice Verzal and husband Joe of Omaha.

* Word has been received of the death of Betty J. Grebenc, 90, of Ainsworth. Betty Grebenc died Jan. 3, in her home. Survivors include children David Lehn and wife Treva of Kearney, Carol Caudill of Ainsworth, and Ralph Lehn of Forest Grove, Ore.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis Cutsinger of Elberta, Ala.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family funeral service for Margaret E. “Marg” Kinney, 85, of Bassett, Jan. 7, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Margaret Kinney died Jan. 2 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Rich Kinney of Bassett; children Jeri Nelson and husband Bim of Long Pine, Mike Kinney and wife Michele of Bryan, Texas, Bill Kinney and wife Sandi of Kaysville, Utah, and Patty McConnell and husband Johnny of Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Avis Hollopeter of Titusville, Fla.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Faye L. Buoy, 88, of Bassett,  Jan. 2, at the Rose Hill Cemetery near Rose. Faye Buoy died Dec. 30 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include children Leanne Fox and husband Doug of Bassett, Gary Buoy and wife Daunnita of Burwell, Lonnie Buoy and wife Deb of Bassett, Bonnie Emerson and husband Brad of Bassett, Jerry Buoy of Laurel, and Cindy Norton and husband Todd of Ainsworth; 18 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sisters-in-law Sylva Buoy of Burwell, Elva Buoy of Long Pine, Darline Blake of Bassett, and Ila Mae Blake of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family burial for Sylvia F. (Pavelka) Fink, 67, of rural Bladen, Jan. 2 at the Cloverton Cemetery with a public celebration of life service at a later date. Sylvia Fink died Dec. 26 in Bryan Health at Lincoln. Survivors include son Scott Fink and wife LaCaylla of Elsmere; daughter Amy Berggren and husband Chris of North Platte; four grandchildren; sisters Rosalyn Piel of Arvada, Colo., and Mary Johnson and husband Richard of Hastings; brother Stanley Pavelka and wife Sharon of Blue Hill; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Candace J. “Candi” Fernau, 52, of Ainsworth, Dec. 30, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with a private family inurnment at a later date in the East Woodlawn Cemetery at Johnstown. Candi Fernau died Dec. 21 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk.  Survivors include her husband Lenny Fernau of Ainsworth; step-mother Joyce Wiley of Moorcroft, Wyo.; brother-in-law Roger Egley and wife Sue of Oelrichs, S.D.; father Allen Willey and wife Lana of Norwalk, Iowa; step-brothers Wayne Miller and wife Janet of Sioux Falls, S.D., and David Miller and wife Karyl of Stanley, N.D.; half-brothers Kevin Willey and wife Lori of Sheridan, Wyo., and Randy Willey and wife Kenna of Norwalk; mother-in-law Cheri Fernau of Ainsworth; a nephew and other family members.

* A memorial service will be held in the spring for Stanley Eldon Weander, 65, of Ardmore, Okla. Stan Weander died Dec. 14 at Ardmore. Survivors include daughters Sheena See and husband Brent, Lindsey Smith and husband Grant, Bridget Meyer and husband Cameron and Rachel Weander; eight grandchildren; and special friend Marti O’Hara.

* Funeral service for Vera M. Schrantz, 89, of Springview, Dec. 29, in the Springview New Hope Community Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Vera Schrantz died Dec. 24 in her home. Survivors include children Sandra McCoy and husband Mike of Springview, Connie Nemecek and husband Tracy of Charlevoix, Mich., Patsy Cook and husband Stan of Springview, Russell Schrantz and wife Kayla of Springview, and Nancy Boltz and husband Stan of Huron, S.D; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandsons; sister Shirley Clark of Rockford, Ill.; sister-in-law Joan Schrantz of Sarasota, Fla.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Robert “Bob” Witt, 77, of Valentine,  Dec. 28, at the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Bob Witt died Dec. 22 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include his wife Elsie Witt of Valentine; son Broc Witt of Lincoln; daughter Dedra Stoner of Wood Lake; and sister Judy Mayhew of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Virginia R. (Harvey) Anderson, 99, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth,  Dec. 28, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Kent Cemetery east of Taylor. Virginia Anderson died Dec. 19 in the Lancaster Rehabilitation Center at Lincoln. Survivors include son Norman Anderson and wife Loretta of Malcolm; daughter Shara Bauer and husband Marvin of Kearney; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family funeral service for Betty C. Caulfield, 93, of Loup City formerly of Springview, Dec. 26, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Betty Caulfield died Dec. 18 in the Rose Lane Home at Loup City. Survivors include son Richard Caulfield and wife Linda of Springview; daughter Ternie Wright of Broken Bow; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Donald E. Obermire, 83, of Atkinson. Donald Obermire died Dec. 14 in the Faith Regional Hospital at Norfolk. Survivors include his wife Frances Obermire of Atkinson; children Donni Nachtman and husband David of Brunswick, Dixie Obermire of Norfolk and Darci Lindgren of Albion; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Dean Obermire and wife Carol of Atkinson, Byron Obermire and wife Judy of Atkinson, Joe Obermire of Norfolk and Rick Obermire of Gillette, Wyo.; sister Barb Van Houten and husband Jerry of Butte; and sister-in-law Lynn Obermire of Omaha.

* A private family funeral service for Maxine Larsen, 89, of Colome, S.D., Dec. 21, with a public interment in the Colome Cemetery. Maxine Larsen died Dec. 17 at Lincoln. Survivors include sons David Larsen and wife Christi of Alcester, S.D., Wayne Larsen and wife Margaret of Tea, S.D., and Dale Larsen and wife Sarah of Omaha; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Larry Bertram and wife Sherry of Colome; brother-in-law Jack Clark of Gregory, S.D.; sisters-in-law Faye Bertram of Winner, S.D., and Marcia Bertram of Colome; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Gary Don Hutcheson, 69, of Long Pine. Gary Hutcheson died Dec. 12 in the Kearney Good Samaritan Hospital. A private interment will be held in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine, with a public celebration of life service at a later date. Survivors include his wife Joyce Hutcheson of Long Pine; children Michelle Sinsel and husband Tim of Ainsworth, and Luke Hutcheson and wife Jenny of Canistota, S.D.; seven grandchildren; and other family members.

* A private family graveside service for Raymond H. Davis, 96, of Bassett, Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites provided by the Bassett American Legion Post 123. Raymond Davis died  Dec. 10 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Margaret Davis of Bassett; children Sharon Bussinger of Bassett, Dan Davis and wife Nancy of Omaha, and Connie Davis and husband Charlie Williams of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Grace Holcomb of San Antonio, Texas; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family funeral service for Margie J. Williams, 98, of Atkinson,  Dec. 14, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Margie Williams died Dec. 10 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include daughters Mona Franklin of O’Neill, Merna Billings and husband Rod of Sidney, and Margaret Linse and husband Glen of Atkinson; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

* Funeral service for Vergil Allen Heyer, D.V.M., 65, of Ainsworth, Dec. 11, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery. Vergil Heyer died Dec. 8 near Cozad. Survivors include daughter Saige Heyer of Schaumburg, Ill.; son Vance Heyer of Ainsworth; one granddaughter; parents Vergil and Jackie Heyer of Cushing, Iowa; girlfriend Sue Kenny of Schaller, Iowa; and nieces, nephews and other family members. 

* A memorial service for Carlos “Charlie” Trujillo, 79, of Stuart, Dec. 11, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with military rites provided by the Stuart American Legion Post. Charlie Trujillo died Nov. 20 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include his children Fredrick Trujillo and wife Hope of Grovetown, Ga., Dina Bock and husband Michael of Stuart, Matthew Trujillo of Stuart, and Helenanne Leaming and husband Mitch of Lyles, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers John Trujillo of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Robert Trujillo of Tucson, Ariz.; and sister Amelia Saenz of Benson, Ariz.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Roger D. Allen, 54, of Ainsworth. Roger Allen died Nov. 30 in his home. Survivors include his wife Carrie Allen of Ainsworth; children Devin Allen and significant other Tasha Kolowich of Cairo, Haylee Allen and significant other Will Lord of Exeter, Calif., and Jody Allen of Ainsworth; two grandsons; step-children Jasmine Porter, Isaiah Porter and Mallory Porter all of Ainsworth; siblings Lorne Allen and wife Becky of Ainsworth, Tammy Stec and husband Scott of Long Pine, and Kristine Schiller and husband Steve of Gillette, Wyo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Arnie Jauernig, 89, of Stuart, will be held at a later date. Arnie Jauernig died Nov. 28 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include step-sons Robert Schafer and Deneen Stuart of Stuart, Brant Schafer and wife Lori of Stuart, and Brian Schafer of Stuart; seven step-grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.

* Funeral service for Johanna E. Faler, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 2, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Johanna Faler died Nov. 24 in her home. Survivors include ex-husband Richard Baker; daughters Mona Baker Milbourn and husband George of Papillion, Jacqueline Baker Wilde and husband Tyree of Vancouver, Wash., Angelique Baker of Iowa, and Julie Hedges and husband Roger of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters Rita Weinberger of Germany, Inge Pudel of Germany, and Emilie Furmanek of Germany.

* A memorial service for George Kicken, 82, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. George Kicken died Nov. 27 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Dee Kicken of Ainsworth; son Todd Kicken of Ainsworth; daughter Dawn Paulsen and husband Tony of Papillion; two grandchildren; brother Lucien Kicken and wife Margaret of Scottsbluff; sister Carol Wears of Lincoln; sister-in-law Enid Kicken of Shelton; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Alice M. Allen, 86, of Bassett, will be held in the spring. Alice Allen died Nov. 28 in her home. Survivors include her husband Bill Allen of Bassett; son Jeffrey Todd Allen and wife Michelle of Granada Hills, Calif.; daughter Darcy Lynn Marlow and husband Jeff of Columbia, Mo.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister JoAnn Babcock and husband Bill of Long Pine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Edith Murphy, 89, of Stuart, Dec. 4, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Edith Murphy died Nov. 26 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include husband Frank Murphy of Stuart; children Brian Murphy of Gillette, Wyo., and Nancy Stovall and husband Colin of Gillette; daughter-in-law Joyce Murphy formerly of Stuart; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Betty Goldfuss of Atkinson.

* A graveside service for Albert Gurnsey, 89, of Bassett,  Dec. 3, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Albert Gurnsey died Nov. 25 in his son’s home near Bassett. Survivors include sons Nick Gurnsey of Bassett, Ross Gurnsey and wife Pat of Bassett, Avery Gurnsey and wife Sara of Bassett, Monte Gurnsey and wife Dawn of Bassett, and Carl Gurnsey and wife Geraldine of Gering; 25 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. 

* Funeral service for Robert “Bob” Tunender, 76, of Atkinson, Nov. 30, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Robert Tunender died Nov. 25 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife Lois Tunender of Atkinson; children Kevin Tunender of Plainview, Kenny Tunender of Atkinson, Brad Tunender of Lincoln, Susan Babutzke and husband Mark of O’Neill, Richard Tunender and wife Michele of O’Neill, and Mary Lynn Tunender of Long Pine; brothers Francis Tunender and wife Lynda of Plainview, and Gene Tunender and wife Wilma of Malmo; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Stanley R. Dillon, 59, of Dakota Dunes, S.D.,  Nov. 28, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Stanley Dillon died  Nov. 19 in the Sanford USD Medical Center at Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include his wife Juleen (Wondercheck) Dillon of Dakota Dunes; children Kasandra Girard and husband Mike of Irene, S.D., Melissa Galvin and husband Brandon of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Caleb Dillon and wife Ashley of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren; brothers William “Bill” Dillon and wife Tammy of Valentine, and Donnie Dillon and wife Kristy of Lincoln; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Albert L. “Bill” Mitchell, 91, of Ainsworth formerly of Wood Lake, Nov. 25, at the Mount Hope Cemetery of Wood Lake with military rites provided by the Wood Lake American Legion Post 202. Bill Mitchell died Nov. 21 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include son William “Bill” Runolfson and wife Pat of Duvall, Wash.; daughter-in-law Diane Mitchell of Mill Creek, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family memorial service for Dennis R. Graf, 75, of Bassett, Nov. 25, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Dennis Graf died Nov. 17 in the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Judy Graf of Bassett; children Rodney Graf and wife Amy of McHenry, Ill., Troy Graf and wife Jackie of Bassett, Tami Cosgrove and husband Keith of Bassett, Tonya Thompson and husband Curtis of Liberal, Kan., and Tricia Anderson and husband Joey of Bassett; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sisters Joyce Lofgreen and husband Dennie of Norton, Kan., and Julie Graf-Frye and husband Steve of Longmont, Colo.; brother Dr. Steve Graf of Almena, Kan.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Memorial services will be held at a later date for Joanne M. Hall, 76, of North Platte, formerly of Long Pine. Joanne Hall died Nov. 17 in the North Platte Care Center. Survivors include: sons Scott Leal and wife Ginger of North Platte, Michael Leal of Omaha; four grandchildren; brothers Jerry Johnson and wife Karen of Arvada, CO, Hardie Johnson and wife Margaret of Rineyville, KY, and numerous other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Wilma Jean (Austin) Bussinger, 85, of Thornton, Colo., formerly of Ainsworth. Wilma Bussinger died Nov. 5 at Thornton. Survivors include children Catherine Winn of Punta Gorda, Fla., Scott Bussinger of Erie, Colo., and Kent Bussinger of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and nine grandchildren.

* A private family funeral service for John H. Prouty, 95, of Spencer, Nov. 21, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer with burial the Union Cemetery with military rites provided by the American Legion Post 78 and the Army National Guard Honor Guard. John Prouty died Nov. 14 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill.

* A memorial service for Lyle D. Stewart, 78, of Ainsworth, Nov. 21, in the Brown County Agricultural Society Hall at Johnstown with inurnment in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine at a later date. Lyle Stewart died Nov. 14 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Betty Stewart of Ainsworth; daughters Evelyn Jones and husband Jim of Ainsworth, and Linda Tuttle and husband Chris of Meadow Grove; two grandson; two great-grandchildren; brother Bob “Zeke” Stewart of Fullerton; half-brother Ivan Stewart and wife Lois of Valentine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Gerald “Sprockets” O’Connell, 73, of Atkinson, Nov. 18, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery with military graveside sites by Farley/Tushla Post 86. Gerald O’Connell died Nov. 14 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include his wife Bonny O’Connell of Atkinson; daughter Pam Winer and husband Chris of Atkinson; three grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family memorial graveside service for Bernice Eichenberger, 99, of Kearney formerly of Springview, Nov. 16, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Bernice Eichenberger died Nov. 3 in the Mount Carmel Home at Kearney. Survivors include son Ted Eichenberger and wife Doris of Springview; daughters Virginia Schoettger and husband Garth of Clay Center, and Paula Utsey and husband Howard of Carefree, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Velma Burkinshaw, 84, of Newport, Nov. 14, in Clausen Funeral Home of Burke, S.D., with burial in the Spotted Tail Cemetery near Jamison. Velma Burkinshaw died Oct. 28 in the Rosebud Healthcare Center at Gregory, S.D.

* Funeral service for Todd Gant, 64, of Dalhart, Texas, formerly of Atkinson, Nov. 13, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Todd Gant died Nov. 8 in the Midland Memorial Hospital at Midland, Texas. Survivors include mother Jean Ford of Dalhart, Texas; children Tammy Corum and husband Chris of Allen, Kan., Ricky Gant and wife Kimberly of Olympia, Wash., Juley Kolterman and husband Ben of Onaga, Kan., Jacob Olberding and wife Shea of Stuart, and Makayla Gant and husband Yael Castanon of Rincon, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters Mary Jo Winings of Dalhart, Texas, Becky Heiser of O’Neill, and Brenda Stephens of Onida, S.D.; and brothers Tim Gant of Winner, S.D., and Tom Gant of Denton.

* A graveside service for Carol L. Christensen, 74, of Long Pine, Nov. 13, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Carol Christensen died Nov. 9 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Tina Moylan of Waverly; son-in-law Tom Moylan of Waverly; two grandsons; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Thomas Brauer, 71, of Naper, Nov. 11, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery near Naper with military rites by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8256. Thomas Brauer died Nov. 6 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Betty Barritt, 85, of Stuart, Nov. 9, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Betty Barritt died Nov. 2 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include her husband K.E. Barritt of Stuart; children Deb Kramer and husband Neal of Stuart, Donna Bernt and husband Scott of Butte, Dennis Barritt of Norfolk, Beth Kaup and husband Chad of Neligh, and Doug Barritt and wife Cathy of Sutton; daughter-in-law Rose Barritt of O’Neill; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and brother Don Zwiener of New Mexico.

* Word has been received of the death of Kyle Kenney, 51, of Ainsworth. Kyle Kenney died Nov. 3 in the Brown County Hospital. Per his wishes, there will be no service. Survivors include son Brayden Walsh and wife Natasha of Omaha; mother Dorothy Kenney of Long Pine; father Mick Kenney of Kearney; sister Teresa Kenney of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Donald Kisker, 89, of Butte, Nov. 7, in the Butte Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Riverview Cemetery near McCook at a later date. Donald Kisker died Oct. 31 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for James M. Keating, 60, of Cody formerly of Atkinson, Nov. 7, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery and military rites to be performed by the Atkinson American Legion Post 86. James Keating died Oct. 21 at Sturgis, S.D. Survivors include children Ian Keating of Cody, Jake Keating and wife Amanda of Cozad, Kaitlin Keating of Norfolk, and Dalton Keating of Cody; two grandchildren; sister Mary Rose Schaaf and husband Gene of Lincoln; brothers Phil Keating of Atkinson, Patrick Keating and wife Liza of Lyon, France, Matt Keating and wife Jill of Kearney, and Gerard Keating and wife Janet of Atkinson; brother-in-law Takashi Tsuchiya and wife Mary of Norwalk, Conn.; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Marlan D. Barstow, 93, of Ainsworth formerly of Springview, will be held at a later date. Marlan Barstow died Oct. 30 in Cottonwood Villa at Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Shirley Barstow of Ainsworth; children Tamara Barstow and husband Jim Quisenberry of Eugene, Ore., Derek Barstow of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Neri Barstow of Springview, Tracy Burnham and husband James of Navarre, Fla., and Suzy Barstow and husband Mike Sissel of Florence, Ore.; stepson Randy McVey and wife Becky of Garden City, Kan.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; brother Henry Barstow of St. John, Kan.; and nieces, nephews and other family members..

* Funeral service for Elmer Joseph Borer, 86, of Atkinson, Oct. 31, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Elmer Borer died Oct. 27 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Rita Borer of Atkinson; children Tim Borer and wife Becky of Atkinson, Julie Christianson and husband Harold of Lincoln, Kathy Heller and husband John of Platte, S.D., Eric Borer and wife Jacque of Stuart, and Steve Borer and wife Jodi of Columbus; daughter-in-law Sandy Mead of Grand Island; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings Lucille Kuhlman of Petersburg and Harry Borer of Omaha.

* Funeral service for Janet Lee Graham, 62, of Springfield, Oct. 29, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Janet Graham died Oct. 24 in her home. Survivors include children Lana Graham of Springfield and Logan Graham of LaVista; five grandchildren; brother Myron Wasson and wife Patsy of Hadar; and sisters Sally Wallace and husband Dick of O’Neill, Joyce Thorton of Valentine, and Jane Wasson of O’Neill.

* A graveside service for Ron Andrus, 80, of Valentine, Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Valentine. Ron Andrus died Oct. 17 at Vermillion, S.D. Survivors include his wife Karen Andrus of Valentine; daughter Kim Appleman of Johnstown; son John Andrus of Yankton, S.D.; and sister Karen Ormesher of Valentine.

* A memorial service for Don E. Hollenbeck, 85, of Long Pine, will be held at a later date. Don Hollenbeck died Oct. 17 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include his wife Sharilyn Hollenbeck of Long Pine; sons Wayne Hollenbeck and wife Jackie of Bassett, and Mart Hollenbeck and wife Dee of Bassett; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Donna Guilfoil and husband Frank of Lincoln, Calif.; sister-in-law Carol Hollenbeck of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Rick Walton, 71, of Hazard, Oct. 20, at the German Lutheran Cemetery west of Ainsworth. Rick Walton died Oct. 11 in the St. Francis Hospital at Grand Island. Survivors include daughter Stacie Iosty and husband Keven of Kearney; son Ryan Walton and wife Candy of Grand Island; three grandchildren; brother Doug Walton of Ainsworth; sister Maggie Switzer and husband Mike of Blythewood, S.C.; sister-in-law Judy Walton of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Kenneth J. Mlinar, 87, of Stuart, Oct. 19, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery and military rites performed by the Stuart American Legion Post. Kenneth Mlinar died Oct. 14 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include several cousins.

* A graveside service for Jeanne Lynn Mathis, 68, of Norfolk formerly of Atkinson, Oct. 17, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson. Jeanne Mathis died Feb. 21 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include children Tammy Foutch and husband Carl of O’Neill, Kristy Nelson and husband Travis of Norfolk, and Jeffrey Mathis of Atkinson; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers Richard Weichman of Prosser and Douglas Weichman of Grand Island.

* Funeral service for Jason Goesch, 48, of Spencer, Oct. 16, in the Boyd County High School Gymnasium at Spencer with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Jason Goesch died Oct. 12 in the Niobrara Valley Hospital at Lynch.

* A private family funeral service for Donald J. Gokie, 85, of Atkinson, will be held in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Atkinson at an undisclosed date and time with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Donald Gokie died Oct. 4 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include children James Gokie and wife Patty of Atkinson, Jeffery Gokie and wife Cathy of Columbus, Janell Rossman and husband Truman of Atkinson, and Jillyn Kratochvil and husband Chris of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and brother Dean Gokie of Carthage, Mo.

* A memorial service for Norman D. Kurpjuweit, 75, of Ainsworth and O’Neill, Oct. 7, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Norman Kurpjuweit died Sept. 29 in the Arbor Care Center at O’Neill. Survivors include his wife Pat Kurpjuweit of Ainsworth, nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Betty L. Siebert, 91, of Atkinson, Oct. 7, in the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Betty Siebert died Oct. 3 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include children Bonnie Siebert of Atkinson, and Jody Clemens and husband Don of Inman; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother Charles “Butch” Braun and wife Micky of Atkinson; and sister Catherine Shald of Stuart.

* A private family funeral service for Zelma M. Meyer, 88, of Atkinson, will be held in the Faith Wesleyan Church of Atkinson at an unspecified date and time with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Zelma Meyer died Sept. 29 in the Faith Regional Hospital at Norfolk. Survivors include her children Karen Sperling and husband Scott of Atkinson, Keith Meyer and wife Bonnie of Lincoln, Fredrick Meyer and wife Sandra of Atkinson, and Janelle Janssen and husband Douglas of Columbus; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother Elmer Trigg of Phoenix, Ariz.

* Funeral service for Evelyn Ohde, 91, of Atkinson, Oct. 3, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Evelyn Ohde died Sept. 29 in the Country Lane Nursing Home at O’Neill. Survivors include her children Cheri Unger of Bartley, Patricia Osborne and husband Dan Jeffryes of Kearney, Roger Ohde of Stuart, Connie Pascal and husband Jeff of Cranbury, N.J., and Jill Hamik and husband Rol of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

* A graveside memorial service for Jamie R. Spanel, 41, of Omaha, Oct. 2, at the East Woodlawn Cemetery near Johnstown. Jamie Spanel died Sept. 27 in his father’s home at Ainsworth. Survivors include his father George Spanel of Ainsworth; mother Merrilee Graff-Spanel of Omaha; siblings T.J. Spanel and wife Shannon of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, Jodi Spanel of Omaha, Paul Spanel and wife Nikki of Lincoln, and Mitch Spanel and wife Elizabeth of Lincoln; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Larry D. May, 77, of Bassett, Oct. 2, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Larry May died Sept. 27 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Linda May of Bassett; son Glen May and wife Charla of Bassett; daughter Leann May-Burr and husband Justin of Elkhorn; brother DeLane May of Bassett; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Sheryl Klein, 53, of Dallas, S.D., Sept. 30, in the Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the Gregory IOOF Cemetery. Sheryl Klein died Sept. 21.

* Funeral service for Sharon Leone Welsh, 79, of Atkinson, Sept. 29, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Sharon Welsh died Sept. 20 in the Arbor Care Center at O’Neill. Survivors include children Mike Welsh and wife Jennifer of Atkinson, Tom Welsh and wife Christine of Atkinson, Jim Welsh and wife Cheryl of O’Neill, Sheri Schrunk and husband Rex of O’Neill, and Michelle Park and husband Gary of Ewing; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sisters Roselyn Obermire of Omaha, Roselie Callahan of Omaha, Jeanette Leuthold of Norfolk, Connie Rienke of Neligh, and Shirley Cobb of O’Neill.

* Funeral service for Cora Spann, 73, of Gregory, S.D., Sept. 28, in the Gregory Berean Church with burial in the West Enterprise Cemetery near Springview. Cora Spann died Sept. 22.

* Funeral service for Ty Lane Milleson, 22, of Dunning, Sept. 27, in the Sandhills High School gym at Dunning with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Ty Milleson died Sept. 18 from injuries suffered during an automobile accident near Dunning.

* A graveside service for Dick Witt, 80, of Valentine, Sept. 25, at the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Dick Witt died Sept. 19 in Oakwood Assisted Living. Survivors include brother Robert Witt, and sister Judy Mayhew.

* A graveside service for Carolyn J. Dillon, 79, of Bassett, Sept. 25, at the Thurman Cemetery near Bassett. Carolyn Dillon died Sept. 19 in her home. Survivors include children Jolyn Dillon-Clark and husband David of Long Pine, James Dillon and wife Lesa of Long Pine, and Justin Dillon of Johnstown; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Marlene Andersen and husband Jerald of Grand Island; brother Arnie Thurlow and wife Marilyn of Tucson, Ariz.; step-brothers Garlen Thurlow and wife Marcia of Newport, and Oliver Thurlow and wife Donna of Atkinson; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Eugene A. “Gene” Cosgrove, 78, of Long Pine, Sept. 19, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with a memorial Mass at a later date. Gene Cosgrove died Sept. 15 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Gwen Cosgrove of Long Pine; children Beth Murphy and husband Jerome of Stuart, Keith Cosgrove and wife Tami of Long Pine, and Kaye Stewart and husband Jay of Newport; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ann Cosgrove of Johnson Lake, and Elizabeth Cosgrove of York; nieces, a nephew and other family members. Directed health measures will be in place. Facial coverings are recommended.

* A graveside service for Joanne Gracey, 90, of Ainsworth, Sept. 18, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Joanne Gracey died Dec. 26, 2019, in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include children Michael Staab and wife Christy of Wellington, Colo., Mark Gracey and wife Debb of Ainsworth, and Cameron Gracey and wife Mona of Wellington; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

* A private family funeral service for Mary Catherine (Foster) Peterson, 93, of Valentine, Sept. 15, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Mary Peterson died Sept. 9 in the Sandhills Care Center at Ainsworth. Survivors include children Lois Lux of Bradleyville, Mo., Rhonda Sutherland and husband Tim of Ogallala, Debb Gracey and husband Mark of Ainsworth, Dee Hoefs and husband John of Wood Lake, and Russell Peterson and wife Gayle of Valentine; 20 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; siblings Norma Jean Kramer of Fremont, Albert “Jack” Foster of Portland, Ore., Barbara Morlang of Rolla, Mo., Sharon Brinda of North Platte, Phyllis Mayhew and husband Dan of Valentine, and Robert “Bob” Foster and wife Gloria of North Platte; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Evelyn Schrunk, 94, of Atkinson, Sept. 12, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Evelyn Schrunk died Sept. 7 in her son’s home. Survivors include children Larry Schrunk and wife Cecelia of Atkinson, Connie Schaaf of Atkinson, Richard Schrunk and wife Susanne of Emmet, Diane Kaup and husband Kenny of Stuart, and Harlan Schrunk and wife Sandy of Atkinson; 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

* A graveside service for Martin Jehorek Jr., 85, of Valentine, Sept. 11, at the Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Cemetery near Lynch. Martin Jehorek Jr. died Sept. 4 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine.

* Funeral service for Dean Charles Honnen, 85, of Lincoln formerly of Johnstown, Sept. 4, in the Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel at Lincoln. Dean Honnen died Aug. 28 in Lincoln. Survivors include his wife Beth Honnen of Lincoln; sons Scott Honnen and wife Toni of Springfield, Ill., Steve Honnen and fiancé Alice Flowers of Lincoln, and Greg Honnen and wife Pamela of Victoria, Texas; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Ramona Painter, 82, of Ainsworth, Sept. 4, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Ramona Painter died Aug. 29 in her home. Survivors include sons Tony Painter and wife Dee of Gothenburg, Tim Painter and wife Dee of Valentine, and Terrill Painter and friend Rachel Rabe of Hoskins; daughter Tami Gum and husband Lynn of Long Pine; sister Janet Huggins and husband Ken of Ainsworth; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Gloria C. Randall, 85, of Ainsworth, Sept. 2, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment at a later date in the Scott County Cemetery at Scott City, Kan. Gloria Randall died Aug. 30 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sons Pastor David Randall and wife Mitzi of Ainsworth, and Jeff Randall and wife Shelle of Jonesboro, Ark.; daughters Wendy Randall of Wakarusa, Kan., and Kristi McCluskey and husband Mike of Shawnee, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Gary Gamble and wife Linda of Ashland, Ore.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for John A. Neben, 82, of Brewster, Sept. 2, at the Brewster Cemetery with military rites. John Neben died Aug. 27 in Brookstone View at Broken Bow. Survivors include son Perry Neben and wife Huriye of Mountain View, Calif.; two grandchildren; and sisters Linda Mintken of Arizona City, Ariz., and Gertrude Hoffman of Norfolk.

* Funeral service for William J. Morrow, 71, of Bridgeport formerly of Ainsworth, Sept. 2, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Bill Morrow died Aug. 25. Survivors include his wife Julia of Bridgeport; step-children Travis Garska and Stacey Worth; sisters Martha Jean Goad and husband Robert, and Ardith Flyr and husband Gary; brother James Morrow and wife Carol; nieces, a nephew and other family members.

* A graveside service for Eddie Gracey, 89, of Ainsworth, Aug. 29, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Valentine. Eddie Gracey died Aug. 7 in the Arbor Care Center at Neligh. Survivors include daughters Connie Bennett of Ainsworth, and Sharon Stiefel and husband Dean of Crookston; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Carolyn Fuelberth, 78, of Stuart, Aug. 27, in the Stuart Community Church with burial in the Cleveland Cemetery north of Stuart. Carolyn Fuelberth died Aug. 20 in her home. Survivors include her husband Don Fuelberth of Stuart; children Darian Fuelberth and wife Wendi of Stuart, Tracy Fuelberth and wife Becky of Central City, and Carla Fuelberth of Norfolk; brothers Gary Grams and wife Barb of Ankeny, Iowa, and Robert Grams and wife Nancy of Hastings; sister Connie Welty and husband Gary of Kearney; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Joan B. Fredericksen, 90, of Long Pine, Aug. 25, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Joan Fredericksen died Aug. 10 in her home. Survivors include sons Willy Hoffman of Long Pine, John Hoffman of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Kevin Hoffman and wife Cheryl of Eagle Point, Ore.; daughter April Hinrichs and husband Corvin of Ainsworth; stepson Mike Griffith and wife Laura of Helena, Mont.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Lyle Stewart and wife Betty of Ainsworth, and Bob “Zeke” Stewart of Fullerton; sister Judy Baxter of Hooker, Okla.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* The gathering to remember the life of John Lee Wright, 64, of Bassett. John Wright died Aug. 8 in his home. Survivors include his wife Jina Wright of Bassett; children Rebecca LeZotte and husband Drew of Bassett, and Josh Wright and wife Robyn of Bassett; five grandchildren; mother-in-law Janet Anderson of Bassett; siblings Mitch Wright and wife Judy of Crawford, Keith Wright and wife Donna of Bassett, and Kathy Frimann of Hay Springs; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Carl Scott Starkey, 72, of Ainsworth, Aug. 22, at the Spalding City Park with inurnment in the Grandview Cemetery near Spalding. Scott Starkey died July 23 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include four sons, among them Kurt Starkey and wife Nadine of Ainsworth; 15 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five siblings; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Karen L. Hansen, 71, of Grand Island formerly of Ainsworth, Aug. 21, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Karen Hansen died July 15 in the Lakeview Care and Rehabilitation Center at Grand Island. Survivors include her husband Larry Hansen of Grand Island; son Brian Hansen and wife Tausha of Grand Island; one granddaughter; sister Marlene Brady of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law Kathy Heller of Reno, Nev.; and other family members.

* A graveside service for Harry E. Swanson, 86, of Long Pine, Aug. 20, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military rights performed by the Bassett American Legion Post 123. Harry Swanson died Aug. 15 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include son Jeff Swanson and wife Jo of Bassett; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Duane Swanson and wife Patty of Bassett, Ken Swanson and wife Greta of Central City, and Dave Swanson and wife JoAnn of Bassett; sister Joyce Menzel of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for John Bernard Mathis, 70, of Atkinson, Aug. 20, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. John Mathis died Aug. 15 in his home. Survivors include children Tammy Foutch and husband Carl of O’Neill, Kristy Nelson and husband Travis of Norfolk, and Jeff Mathis and wife Andrea of Atkinson; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Gerald Mathis and wife Carol of Kenna, N.M.; and sisters Lorraine Ammon and husband Keith of Bassett, Diane Sybrant and husband Dave of Bassett, and Cindy Clyde and husband Gaylen of Hoskins.

* Funeral service for Gina Keller, 54, of Johnstown, Aug. 18, in the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Gina Keller died Aug. 15 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include her husband Richard Keller of Johnstown; sons Lonnie Feller, Stetson Feller and Justin Keller; step-children Teresa Craig and Brad Keller; parents Gillbert and Virginia Witte; sister Vicki Cumbow; and brothers Duane Witte and Gordon Witte.

* A memorial service for Fae Laree (Sharp) Smith, 85, of Ainsworth, Aug. 15, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. Fae Smith died May 5 in her home. Survivors include children Michael Smith and wife Alice of Hill City, Kan., Cheri Fernau of Ainsworth, and Marlin Smith and wife Peggy of Newport; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; siblings Esther Buhr of Ainsworth, Lila Daniels of Fort Scott, Kan., Linda Douglas of Muscatine, Iowa, and Marvin Hart and wife Sharon of Long Pine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Judy Kopejtka, 76, of Valentine, Aug. 8, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Judy Kopejtka died July 25 in her home. Survivors include daughters Kody Williams of Valentine, Kari Schmidt of Waverly and Kandy Cruz of Greeley, Colo.; sister Sharon Appelt of O’Neill; and brother Roy Appelt of Springview.

* Funeral service for Joan Mlinar, 86, of O’Neill, Aug. 8, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Joan Mlinar died Aug. 4 in the Arbor Care Center at O’Neill. Survivors include children Marsha Thomassen and husband John of Atkinson, LeRoy Mlinar of O’Neill, and Steven Mlinar of O’Neill; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Theresa Mock of Sheridan, Wyo., and Marie Parkison and husband Ron of Gillette, Wyo.; and brothers Tony Fiedor and wife Bonnie of Sheridan, and Jack Fiedor and wife Connie of Ranchester, Wyo.

* A graveside service for Ruth E. (Day) O’Hare, 94, of Ainsworth, Aug. 7, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ruth O’Hare died July 29 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include children Corby O’Hare of Ainsworth, Cindy McNally of Ainsworth, Doug O’Hare and wife Linda of Ainsworth, Becky O’Hare of Ainsworth, and Tod O’Hare and wife Sue of Ainsworth; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* A memorial service for Larry J. Schmitz, 77, of O’Neill, Aug. 3, in Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill. Larry Schmitz died July 29 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include his wife Cindy Schmitz of O’Neill; children Brett Schmitz and wife Mindy of McCook, Troy Schmitz and wife Monica of Red Cloud, Travis Schmitz and Alex Breiner of Atkinson, Justin Walton and wife Tina of Birmingham, Iowa, and Patty Danielson of Fremont; sister Mary Ann Havranek and husband Dennis of O’Neill; mother-in-law Alice Mitchell of Ainsworth; sisters-in-law Cheri Coutts of Ainsworth, and Chris Crawford and fiancé Andrew Sukup of Norfolk; nieces, nephews and foster children.

* Funeral service for Mildred Varilek, 99, of Red Oak, Iowa, formerly of Stuart, Aug. 1, in the Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the IOOF Cemetery. Mildred Varilek died July 27 in the Good Samaritan Center at Red Oak.

* Funeral service for Doris Camin, 97, of Butte, July 31, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Butte with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Doris Camin died July 23 in the Good Samaritan Society at Atkinson.

* A celebration of life service for Irene Cobb, 82, of Stuart, July 29, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Irene Cobb died July 22 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Perri Farr of Stuart, Kelly Cobb and wife Kris of Omaha, Jane Andersen and husband Curt of Kearney, and Gina Thurlow of Rising City; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister Edith Kunz of Central City.

* A celebration of life service will be held at a later date for Max Karo Jr., 72, of O’Neill. Max Karo Jr. died July 8 at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Peggy Karo of O’Neill; daughters Kandy Weigel and significant other Troy Wedige of Fort Calhoun, and Kat “Kitty” Alder and husband Calvin of Stuart; four grandchildren; sister Pat Karo of Stuart; sisters-in-law Judy Donahue and husband Patrick of Warsaw, Mo., and Becky Baker of Kansas City, Kan.; brothers-in-law Tim Baker and wife Chris of Michigantown, Ind., and Kurt Baker and wife Monique of Whispering Pines, N.C.; nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for William Schueneman, 79, of Winner, S.D., July 26, in the St. John Lutheran Church of Gregory, S.D., with inurnment in the Black Hills National Cemetery with military rites provided by the U.S. Army and the Spearfish Honor Guard. William Schueneman died March 11.

* A celebration of life service for Waldo Osterman, 89, of Wood Lake, July 25, in the Wood Lake Union Church with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Waldo Osterman died February 21 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include daughter Diana Tweedy of Omaha; and son Chris Osterman of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Arlene Parks, 82, of Valentine, July 25, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine. Arlene Parks died July 20 in Oak Wood at Valentine. Survivors include sons Larry Parks of Thornton, Colo., and Bud Parks of Valentine; and daughters Gay Pickner of Huron, S.D., and JJ Harvey of Crescent, Iowa.

* A memorial service for Kenneth Emanuel Krieger, 71, of O’Neill, July 24, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post 86. Kenneth Krieger died April 9 in his home. Survivors include children Korby Krieger and wife Nikki of Atkinson, and Staci Krieger of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; sister Leona Smith and husband Rick of Lincoln; and brother Bob Krieger of Wakefield.

* A graveside service for Paul Hoefs, 93, of Wood Lake, July 23, at the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Paul Hoefs died July 15 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include children Paul Hoefs Jr., Sherry Cameron, Mary Kay Mooney, Jan Upchurch, Bonnie Rought, John Hoefs, Patrice Hoefs, Jim Hoefs and Mark Hoefs.

* Funeral service for LeRoy Lurz, 82, of North Platte formerly of Valentine, July 22, in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine. LeRoy Lurz died July 16 at Sutherland. Survivors include his brothers Leonard Lurz, Raymond Lurz and Dave Lurz; and sisters Deloris Hamling, Louise McLean and Dee Gallino.

* A graveside service will be held at a later date for Joslyn Angel Johnson, the infant daughter of Keith and Sherri Johnson of Ainsworth. Josyln Johnson died July 8 in the Methodist Women’s Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include her parents; brother Ty Bolli; sisters Danni Bolli and Logan Johnson; grandparents Glenn and Kristy Johnson of Ainsworth, and Charles and Darlene Cleal of Ainsworth; great-grandmothers Edna Crandall of Salina, Okla., and Marilyn Mizner of Kiowa, Kan.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

* Funeral service for Beatrice “Bette” Shald, 73, of Stuart, July 10, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Bette Shald died July 5 in the Faith Regional Hospital at Norfolk. Survivors include her husband John Shald of Stuart; children Cindy Anderson and husband Scott of Las Vegas, Nev., Bob Shald and wife Nikki of O’Neill, Neil Shald and wife Angie of Stuart, and Jason Shald and wife Abigail of Fountain, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister Janet Switzer of Hadar; and brother Jim Kocian of Spencer.

* Funeral service for Richard James Cleary, 77, of Atkinson, July 9, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery and military rites by the Atkinson American Legion Post 87 and the Legion Riders. Richard Cleary died March 11 in the Countryside Home at Madison. Survivors include children Steve Cleary and wife Kim of Leigh, Jeff Cleary and wife Sarah of Omaha, Lisa Cleary and Pat Herring of Atkinson, and Jenny Hilkemeier and husband Justin of Atkinson; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Barbara Loock of Fremont; and brother Larry Cleary of O’Neill.

* A private family funeral service for Dixie L. (Boyd) Worth, 78, of Springview, July 9, in the New Hope Community Church of Springview with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Dixie Worth died July 4 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include her husband Larry Worth of Springview; children Shawn Freeman and wife Julie of Ozark, Mo., JoRene Herron of Springfield, Mo., and Kristina Eggerling of Springview; step-children Debra Black of Lincoln, Gregory Worth and wife Nancy of Overland Park, Kan., and Brian Worth of Chicago, Ill.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings Delpha Fairbanks and husband George of White River, S.D., Delbert Boyd and wife Wilma of Sequim, Wash., DeAnne Vaughn of O’Neill, Dorene Boyd of LaSalle, Colo., and Della Boyd of Winner, S.D.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Glenna Spanel-Abbott, 92, of Long Pine, July 7, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Glenna Spanel-Abbott died  June 29 in her home. Survivors include sons Bill Spanel and wife Karen of Burwell, and George Spanel of Ainsworth; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister Doris Gill of Sargent; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Zak Taylor Palmer, 18, of Springview, July 2, at the North Central Knights football field at Springview with a private inurnment at a later date. Zak Palmer died June 22 in the University of Minnesota Medical Center at Minneapolis, Minn. Survivors include his parents Bruce and Julie Palmer of Springview; siblings Justin Palmer and Kaylee Harvey of Springview, and Ty Palmer and wife Chloe of Grand View, Idaho; grandparents Denis and Betty Palmer of Springview, and Vernon and Anita Moody of Scotia; and aunts, uncles and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Casper William Grogan, 70, of Blue River, Wis., June 28, in the Knights of Columbus Hall at O’Neill with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Casper Grogan died June 1 in the Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital at Boscobel, Wis. Survivors include daughter Brandi Summers and husband Darren of Page; son Davus Closson and wife Ann of O’Neill; two grandchildren; sister Carol Ermo of Green Bay, Wis.; and brother Clyde Strong of California.

* A celebration of life service for Ray Edgar Keller, 69, of Burwell formerly of Brewster, June 27, at the Burwell Rodeo grounds. Ray Keller died June 17. Survivors include his wife Donna Keller of Burwell; children Kimberly Conner and husband Greg of Overland Park, Kan., Carie Kobiela and Shane Kaczor of Bassett, Kathryn Lautzenhiser and husband Ryan of Raymore, Mo., Trinity Kobiela and wife Jenni of Elkhorn, Kent Keller and wife Ashley of Eaton, Colo., and Janet Keller of Raymore, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and other family members.

* A memorial service for Verlon Hoffman, 81, of Butte, June 27, in the Butte Immanuel Lutheran Church with military rites provided by the American Legion Post 51 and the Air Force Honor Guard. Burial will be held at a later date. Verlon Hoffman died June 11 in his home.

* A graveside memorial service for Robert Dean Turpin, 89, of Bassett, June 27, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Bob Turpin died May 24 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include sons Mace Turpin of Bassett, and Michael Turpin and wife Melody of Bassett; two grandsons; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Kenneth Ray Smith, 79, of Ainsworth, June 26, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites to be provided by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Ken Smith died June 21 in his home. Survivors include his wife Jeanne Smith of Ainsworth; daughters Pam Schmitz and husband Marv of Ainsworth, Kendy Blake and husband Turk of Ainsworth, Konny Zeigler and husband Larry of Ainsworth, and Kim Yankowski of Ainsworth; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister Carol Lauf and husband Don of Kansas City, Mo.; sisters-in-law Beverly Smith of Ainsworth, Donna Smith of Maryville, Mo., Barb Fullerton and husband Delbert of Gothenburg, and Carole Witt and husband Mike of Valentine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Jo Reagan, 74, of Valentine, June 26, at the Mount Hope Cemetery. Jo Reagan died June 19 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include her sisters Joyce Colvin of Valentine and Patty Schubauer of Blackhawk, S.D.

* Funeral service for Dustin Roberts, 45, of Atkinson, June 25, in the Atkinson Community Center. Dustin Roberts died June 19 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Daisha Roberts of Atkinson; son Max Roberts of Atkinson; parents Dan and Jean Roberts of Spencer; brother Kelly Roberts and wife Paula of Fort Calhoun; and sister Vicky Roberts of Lincoln.

* A memorial service for Patty Barstow, 58, of Springview, June 24, at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine with a private family inurnment at a later date. Patty Barstow died June 19 in her home. Survivors include her husband Neri Barstow of Springview; sons Wyatt Barstow of Bluffdale, Texas, and Austin Barstow of Stephenville, Texas; father Otto Frauen of Valentine; brother Monte Frauen of Valentine; and sister Sally Conner of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Norma J. Waits, 76, of Ainsworth, June 20, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Norma Waits died June 16 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include her husband Les Waits of Ainsworth; daughters Vicki Krueger and husband John of Central City, and Mary Beel and husband Henry of Johnstown; five grandchildren; brothers Jim Lurz and wife Iodine of Ainsworth, and Hank Lurz and wife Mimi of Greensboro, Md.; sister-in-law Melba Bejot of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Conrad Budde Jr., 89, and LaRena Budde, 86, both of Ainsworth, June 20, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Ainsworth. Conrad Budde Jr. died Jan. 7. LaRena Budde died Nov. 6, 2019.

* A graveside service for Earl H. Fernau, 92, of Ainsworth, June 20, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Earl Fernau died June 17 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include children Don Fernau and wife Saberina of Clovis, N.M., Cindy Starnes and husband Bud of Aurora, and Robert Fernau and significant other Laurie Jirovsky of Goehner; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Lavern Fernau and wife Ida Belle of Caldwell, Idaho, and Sidney Fernau and wife Joyce of Rupert, Idaho; brother-in-law Merlyn Hambleton of Johnstown; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Donald E. Schipporeit, 74, of Ainsworth, June 19, at the Lutheran Cemetery northwest of Ainsworth. Donald Schipporeit died June 12 in his home. Survivors include children Joleen Iverson and husband Tim of Long Pine, Tsipi Gibson and husband Mike of Douglas, Wyo., and Tate Schipporeit and wife Sarah of Ainsworth; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Carolyn Schipporeit of Ainsworth; brother Richard “Dick” Schipporeit and Iree McNally of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Illa Schipporeit of Lakewood, Colo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Marenna “Roni” Theis-Raymond, 80, of Ainsworth, June 19, in the Ainsworth St. Pius X Catholic Church. Roni Theis-Raymond died March 21 in her home.

* Funeral service for Daniel Dean Schaaf, 74, of Atkinson, June 16, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Daniel Schaaf died June 10 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include his wife Jaynell Schaaf of Atkinson; sons Daniel Schaaf Jr. and wife Kimberly of Atkinson; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers Tom Schaaf and wife Susan of Lynch, and Ronald Roy Schaaf and wife Annabel of Giltner.

* A celebration of life service will be held at a later date for Mark W. Kinnick, 66, of Rapid City, S.D. Mark Kinnick died May 25 at Rapid City. Survivors include his wife Darlene Kinnick of Rapid City; son Shane Kinnick and wife Kristin of Ainsworth; daughter Shannon Lamb; step-son Ryan Miles and wife Diana; step-daughter Melissa Hupp and husband Eric; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

* Word has been received of the death of Nancy Jackson, 85, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth. Nancy Jackson died June 6 in the Hospice House at Rapid City. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Buffalo Flats Cemetery. Survivors include son Bob Jackson and wife Diana of Kansas City, Mo.; daughters Fay Ludens and husband Don of Rapid City, and Kathy Mosier and husband Don of Grand Junction, Colo.; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, sister Cora Koss and husband Leslie of Rapid City, sister-in-law Nellie Johnson of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Judy J. (Campbell) Rau, 66, of Ainsworth, June 5, in the Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Judy Rau died June 3 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include her husband Doug Rau of Ainsworth; children Randall Rau of Ainsworth, Julie Ruhter and husband Tony of Ainsworth, and Sandra Walck and husband Jason of Cheyenne, Wyo.; five grandchildren; brothers James Campbell and wife Nancy of Springview, and Larry Campbell of Milford; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service will be held at a later date for Brayden M. Lawrenz, 15, of Ainsworth. Brayden Lawrenz died May 27 in his home. Survivors include his mother Briana Lawrenz of Ainsworth; father Stacy Lawrenz of Lincoln; sisters Bailey Roher of Douglas, Wyo., and Macey Flynn of Ainsworth; brothers Brayde Lawrenz of Grand Island, and Bryndyn Lawrenz of Lincoln; grandparents Kelly and Angie Flynn of Broken Bow, Deborah and Mike Carroll of Lincoln, and Paula and David Dentino of Blue Hill; and other family members.

* A private family funeral service for Evelyn Liewer, 97, of Butte formerly of Fairfax, S.D., will be held in the St. Anthony Catholic Church of Fairfax with burial in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery near Fairfax and military rites to be provided by the Fairfax American Legion Post 187. Evelyn Liewer died May 24 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* A graveside memorial service for Robert Dean Turpin, 89, of Bassett, will be held at a later date. Bob Turpin died May 24 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include sons Mace Turpin of Bassett, and Michael Turpin and wife Melody of Bassett; two grandsons; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private funeral service for Nettie M. (Radden) Ross, 103, of Springview, May 30, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Nettie Ross died March 12 at Hope Mills, N.C. Survivors include daughter Lorraine Ross Hall of New York City; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Lorraine Clopton of Manhattan, N.Y.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Roger Roth, 80, of Butte, May 21, at the Butte City Cemetery. Roger Roth died May 17 in the Arbor Care Center at O’Neill.

* A graveside service for Herbert Lurz, 89, of Valentine, May 21, at the Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine. Herbert Lurz died May 18 in Pine View at Valentine. Survivors include son Bill Lurz of Bassett; daughter Sharon Beirow of Hastings; and brother Ivan Lurz of Oklahoma.

* Word has been received of the death of Larry D. Hanna, 68, of Ainsworth. Larry Hanna died May 13 in the Kearney Regional Medical Center. Survivors include sisters Jeannie Welke and husband Randy of Johnstown, and Anita Hannah of St. George, Utah; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

A graveside service for Dick Kaup, 82, of Stuart, May 15, at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery near Stuart with military rites provided by the Stuart American Legion Post. Dick Kaup died May 11 in his home. Survivors include his wife Darlene Kaup of Stuart; children Chad Kaup and wife Beth of Neligh, Cheri Dvorak and husband Jeff of Stuart, Lyle Kaup and wife Terri of Stuart, Lynn Neibauer of Atkinson, and Brad Kaup of Stuart; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister Evelyn Paxton and husband Larry of Stuart; and brother Bob Kaup and wife Marge of Atkinson.

* A private family funeral service for Cody F. “Badger” Svatos, 28, of Lynch, May 12, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Lynch. Cody Svatos died May 7.

* A private family graveside service for Weneth D. “Wen” Painter, 84, of Pleasanton, Calif., May 8, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine with a celebration of life service at a later date. Wen Painter died April 21 at Pleasanton. Survivors include wife JoAnn Painter of Pleasanton; daughters Pam Carroll and husband Terry of Long Pine, and Debbie Magnusson of Winchester, Calif.; son Kent Painter and wife Karen of Beaverton, Ore.; step-son Steve Siglin and wife Claudia of Pleasanton; step-daughter Jamie Raye and husband Chuck of Lompoc, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister Wardene Roark of Long Pine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private graveside service for Irene Schelm, 99, of Ainsworth, May 7, in the Lutheran Cemetery near Ainsworth. Irene Schelm died May 5 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include daughter Jan Vogelsang and husband Brian of Ainsworth; daughters-in-law Sandy Schelm of Ainsworth, and Rebecca Schelm of Ainsworth; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

* A private family graveside service for Gerald E. “Jerry” Priest, 86, of Ainsworth, May 1, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Jerry Priest died April 29 in his home. Survivors include children Sharon Simonson and husband Harlan of Ainsworth, Jeri Huddle and husband Gordy of Thedford, David Priest and wife Julie of Long Pine, and Mark Priest and wife Sandy of Merna; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Ted Priest and wife Marilyn of Roosevelt, Utah, and Dallas Priest and wife Alberta of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister Ruth Allen of Johnstown; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family committal service for Daniel G. Kozisek, 88, of Ainsworth, April 29. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Dan Kozisek died April 22 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Colleen Viola and husband John of Fort Worth, Texas; sons Mark Kozisek and wife Joni of Ainsworth, and Greg Kozisek and wife Sue of Lincoln; siblings Mariann Kozisek of Lincoln, Bill Kozisek and wife JoAnn of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Larry Kozisek and wife Jan of Fond du Lac, Wis.; sister-in-law Gladys Birkel of Papillion; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Larry W. Schelm, 76, of Ainsworth. Larry Schelm died April 22 in his home. A private family inurnment was held in the Lutheran Cemetery near Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Sandy Schelm of Ainsworth; children Lori Schelm and husband Tim Harkins of Kansas City, Mo., Steve Schelm and wife Reiko of Plymouth, Mich., and Dana Buurman of Bennington; six grandchildren; mother Irene Schelm of Ainsworth; sister Jan Vogelsang and husband Brian of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Rebecca Schelm of Ainsworth; brothers-in-law Jim Miller and wife Nancy of Torrington, Wyo., and Dave Miller and wife Thelma of Fort Calhoun; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family graveside service for Verna R. Appleman, 86, of Johnstown, April 25, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Verna Appleman died April 22 in her home. Survivors include her husband John Appleman of Johnstown; children Loren Appleman and wife laurel of Johnstown, Lana Hauck and husband Gary of Utica, S.D., Lila DeRaad of Uganda, and Leonard Appleman and wife Kim of Johnstown; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters Laura Anne Cront Wilson of Burton, Evelyn Snow of Kearney, Donnabelle Leonhardt of Riverton, Wyo., and Eunice Dowling Skinner of Napa, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family graveside service for John Wenner, 87, of Atkinson, April 23, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson with military rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post 86. John Wenner died April 20 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include children Kevin Wenner and wife Elaine of Kimberling City, Mo., Jean Jefferies and husband Bill of O’Neill, Suzan Snyder and Jeff Sinclair of Spencer, and Joe Wenner and wife Rhonda of Atkinson; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

* A private inurnment for Dean Colburn, 90, of Valentine, was held in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Dean Colburn died April 20 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include his wife Delores Colburn of Valentine; daughters Kay Miller of Ellsworth, and Nadeane Allard of Valentine; son David Colburn of Hot Springs, S.D.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings Dick Colburn of Missouri, Don Colburn of Valentine, Tim Colburn of Valentine, Ann Rosfeld of Valentine, and Shirley Mullin of Indiana.

* A private graveside service was held for Agatha Killion Lewis, 81, of Windsor, Colo., formerly of Ainsworth, with a celebration of life service at a later date. Agatha Lewis died April 8 at Windsor.

* A private family graveside service was held for Margaret Fuhrer, 93, of Butte, with a memorial Mass at a later date. Margaret Fuhrer died April 12 in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* A private graveside service for Garth D. “Buck” Carr, 90, of Springview, April 17, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview with a military flag presentation by the Springview American Legion Post 98. Buck Carr died April 12 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include his wife Doris Carr of Springview; sons Doug Carr of Springview, and Rick Carr of Burton; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family funeral service for Roger Carr, 91, of O’Neill, April 16, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post. Roger Carr died April 13 in the Arbor Care Center at O’Neill. Survivors include his wife Joy Carr of O’Neill; children Roy Carr and wife Carolyn of Omaha, and Bradd Carr of Omaha; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A private family funeral service for Mary Kaupp, 90, of Springview, April 14, in the Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the IOOF Cemetery near Gregory. Mary Kaupp died April 8 in the Avera Rosebud Country Care Center at Gregory.

* A private graveside service for William Daniel “Blackie” Frederickson, 65, of Ainsworth, April 9, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Dan Frederickson died April 4 in his daughter’s home at Creston. Survivors include daughter Trica Magsamen and husband Mike of Creston; son Travis Leitschuck and wife Jennifer of Grand Island; seven grandchildren; siblings Jimmy Frederickson and wife Rita of Las Vegas, Nev., Jeff Frederickson of Ainsworth, and Peggy Ford and husband Chris of Scottsbluff; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Scott R. Leisy, 34, of Atkinson, April 9, at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Scott Leisy died April 6 in his home. Survivors include his wife Mary Leisy of Atkinson; children Hayden, Baylor and Jordyn Leisy; parents Darrel and Wilda Leisy of Atkinson; sister Jenny Leisy of Atkinson; parents-in-law Rick and Nancy Hendricks of Atkinson; brother-in-law Tim Hendricks and wife Kim of Wahoo; grandmothers Rita Muhm of Alliance, and Della Schwindt of Salina, Kan.; and nieces and nephews.

* A private graveside service for Helen E. (DeVall) Bartlett, 78, of Bassett, April 6, at the Ainsworth East Park Cemetery. Helen Bartlett died April 3 in her home. There will be no public visitation. Survivors include her daughter Lisa Gaskins and boyfriend Danny Witt of Ainsworth; son-in-law Rick Koch of Ord; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings Ed DeVall and wife Lottie of Ainsworth, Harold DeVall and wife Janice of Bassett, Bob DeVall and wife Bonnie of Stratton, Colo., Linda DeVall of Ainsworth, Ione Anderson and husband Rick of Bassett, and Bertha Shay of Milwaukie, Ore.; brothers-in-law Allen Ray Clausen of Nampa, Idaho, and Don Copeland of Waco; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside celebration of life service will be held at a later date for Ethel D. (Copeland) Reynolds, 96, of Kansas CityMo. Ethel Reynolds died recently at Kansas City. Survivors include son Bill Reynolds and wife Juliette; daughter Janice Etzenhouser and husband David; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Janet Stewart and husband Terry; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family graveside service for Wayne Sharp, 83, of Sparks, will be held at a later date. Wayne Sharp died March 27 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include his wife Doris Sharp of Sparks; son Duane Sharp of Illinois; and daughter Rite Rowan of Sparks.

* Word has been received of the death of Deanna L. Sorenson, 77, of Long Pine. Deanna Sorenson died March 24 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Retreat, Wis. Survivors include her husband Clarence Sorenson of Long Pine; daughters Nancy Peterson and husband Marc of Brewster, and Rebecca Bauers of Big Lake, Minn.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Avis Denu of Tomah, Wash.; and other family members.

* A private graveside service for Marenna “Roni” Theis-Raymond, 80, of Ainsworth, March 25, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Roni Theis-Raymond died March 21 in her home. Survivors include her husband Jack Raymond of Ainsworth; daughter Jill McBride and husband Dennis of Ainsworth; sons David Theis and wife Rhonda of Ainsworth, and Tom Theis and wife Pam of Johnstown; three grandchildren; step-sons Chris Raymond and wife Wanda of Ainsworth, John Raymond of Ainsworth, and Jim Raymond of Ainsworth; step-daughters Patty Finney and husband Chris of Ainsworth, and Pam Raymond of Bassett; nine step-grandchildren; brothers Jon Shaffer and wife Joyce of Grand Island, Gene Shaffer and wife Pat of Creighton, and Mike Shaffer and wife Julane of Plainview; sister Ann Wortman and husband Warren of Creighton; sister-in-law Fran Shaffer of Niobrara; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Stephen D. Lentz, 72, of Long Pine, will be held at a later date. Stephen Lentz died March 18 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Sandy Lentz of Long Pine; son CJ “Chad” Lentz and wife Angel of Aurora; brothers Fred Lentz and wife Lois of Elkhorn, and Elmer Lentz Jr. of Ainsworth; sister Nancy Goodwin of Cody; sister-in-law Shirley Lentz of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family for future designation.

* A private graveside service for Ellis “Al” Hodge, 80, of Ainsworth, March 21, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Al Hodge died March 16 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include daughter Malinda Hodge and significant other Tim Roggasch of Rose; son Eugene Hodge and wife Jennifer of Johnstown; five grandchildren; sister Pam Smith of Michigan; brother Ron Smith and wife Carla of Michigan; brother-in-law Doc McMahan of South Carolina; sister-in-law Karen Otte of Florida; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Mary Lou Troshynski, 83, of Lincoln formerly of Atkinson, has been postponed. It was scheduled for March 21 in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Mary Lou Troshynski died March 14 in the Centennial Park Nursing Home at Lincoln. Survivors include children Tom Troshynski and wife Beth of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Jerry Troshynski and wife Jeanne of Wasilla, Alaska, Todd Troshynski and wife Annette of Milwaukee, Wis., Martin Troshynski and wife Lisa of North Platte, and Chris Troshynski of Hastings; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Richard James Cleary, 77, of Atkinson, has been postponed. It was scheduled for March 19 in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery and military rites to be provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post 86. Richard Cleary died March 11 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include children Steve Cleary and wife Kim of Leigh, Jeff Cleary and wife Sarah of Omaha, Lisa Cleary and Pat Herring of Atkinson, and Jenny Hilkemeier and husband Justin of Atkinson; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Barbara Loock of Fremont; and brother Larry Cleary of O’Neill.

* Funeral service for LaVerne L. Iverson, 92, of Bassett, March 18, in the St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. LaVerne Iverson died March 11 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include sons Ronald Iverson of Bassett, and Dr. Casey Iverson of Grand Island; one grandson; one great-grandson; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Beverlee McPeak, 85, of Valentine, March 16, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Beverlee McPeak died March 3 in her home. Survivors include daughter Kim Troudt of Martell; sons Casey McPeak of Valentine, and Scott McPeak of Flagstaff, Ariz.; and brothers William Berry Smith of California, and Bill McPeak of Presho, S.D.

* A memorial graveside service for Gerald “Gary” W. Davis, 82, of Ainsworth, March 14, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Gary Davis died Dec. 29, 2019, in his home. Survivors include his wife Edna Mae Davis of Ainsworth; children Deb Sybrant and husband Allen of Bassett, Jim Davis and wife LaTonne of Ainsworth, Mike Davis and wife Ronda of Ainsworth, Shari Davis of Grand Island, and Charles Davis of Ainsworth; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother Paul Davis Jr. of Ainsworth; sister Marjorie Wilkins and husband Chet of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Violet Raschke, 95, of Gregory, S.D., March 14, in the St. John Lutheran Church of Gregory with burial in the IOOF Cemetery. Violet Raschke died March 7 in the Gregory Hospital.

* Funeral service for Joseph Henry Deermer, 95, of Stuart, March 12, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery and military rites provided by the Stuart American Legion Post. Joseph Deermer died March 7 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include one nephew and two nieces.

* A memorial service for Bill Gallino, 91, of Crookston, March 10, in the Valentine United Methodist Church. Bill Gallino died March 4 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include his wife Bessie Gallino of Crookston; children Bonnie Price and husband Dave of Valentine, Kay Stancil and husband Wayne of Pierre, S.D., and Billy Gallino of Crookston; and brother Nile Gallino and wife Carol of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Donna Van Metre, 93, of Torrington, Wyo., formerly of Springview, March 7, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Donna Van Metre died March 1 at Torrington. Survivors include daughters Karolyn Stovall of Torrington, Sandy Billings of Valentine, and Terri Lynn Hill of Colorado Springs, Colo.; son David Lee Van Metre of Burke, S.D.; and sister Hazel Prentice of Gordon.

* Word has been received of the death of Eiko Lentz, 89, of Ainsworth. Eiko Lentz died Feb. 29 in the Brown County Hospital. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Grand View Cemetery near Long Pine. Survivors include husband Elmer T. Lentz Jr. of Ainsworth; daughter Susan Terry Quimby and husband Gerald of Vacaville, Calif.; sons Alan Lentz and wife Teresa of Ainsworth, and Antony Lentz of Ainsworth; daughter-in-law Kris Lentz of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters and other family members.

* Funeral service for Don Christensen, 87, of Gregory, S.D., March 4, in the Gregory Congregational Church with burial in the IOOF Cemetery. Don Christensen died Feb. 28 in the Gregory Hospital.

* Funeral service for Donald Brown, 84, of Fremont formerly of Atkinson, March 3, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery and military rites to be provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post. Donald Brown died Feb. 27 in the Methodist Fremont Hospital. Survivors include children Dottie Anderson of Waterloo, Daniel Brown and wife Jody of Blair, Monte Brown and wife Jenise of Omaha, Jerry Brown and wife Jayma of Oakland, Jason Brown and wife Danielle of Omaha, and Joel Brown and wife Valerie of Omaha; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings Dale Osborne and wife Eileen of Atkinson, Orville Osborne and wife Donna of Atkinson, Bonnie Bilstein and husband Dick of Atkinson, Pat Jefferys and husband Bill of Kearney, and Billie Brown of Centerton, Ark.

* Funeral service for Billy M. David, 64, of Bassett, March 3, in the Chambers United Methodist Church with burial in the Chambers Cemetery. Billy David died Feb. 26 in his home. Survivors include brothers Tim David and wife Mary of Norfolk, and Terry David of Ainsworth; an uncle; two nieces and two nephews.

* Funeral service for Jeanette Keller, 84, of Valentine, Feb. 29 in the Elsmere Bible Church with interment in the Purdum Cemetery. Jeanette Keller died Feb. 23 in the Callaway Good Life Center. Survivors include daughters Dee Painter of Valentine and Keller Hayes of Colorado.

* Funeral service for Laverne Schrader, 85, of Gregory, S.D., Feb. 29, in Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home of Gregory. Laverne Schrader died Feb. 23 in the Tieszen Memorial Home at Marion, S.D.

* Funeral service for Norman S. Larabee, 84, of Neligh, Feb. 28, in the Neligh United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Norman Larabee died Feb. 24 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha.

* Funeral service for Julius J. “Pug” Murer, 79, of Ainsworth, Feb. 27, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Pug Murer died Feb 23 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include wife Rachel Murer of Ainsworth; daughters Elizabeth Anne Murer and special friend Bill Williams of Cody, Theresa K. Murer-Roemer and husband Lamar of The Woodlands, Texas, Tracey K. Noel and husband Jack of Indiana, and Marty Jo Murer-Honorable of Rapid City, S.D.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Jo Wilson and husband Shorty of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for LaVern L. Heller, 79, of Atkinson Feb. 25, in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner with burial in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. LaVern Heller died Feb. 22 in his home. Survivors include wife Jan Heller of Atkinson; daughter Linda Rahder and husband Bill of Atkinson; sons John Heller and wife Kathy of Platte, S.D., and Joel Heller and wife Pam of Atkinson; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Milford Heller and wife Lois of Red Oak, Iowa, and Richard Heller and wife Joyce of San Angelo, Texas; sister Rosemary Risor and significant other Haile of St. Paul, Minn.; and sister-in-law Alice Heller of Wisner.

* A memorial service for Waldo Osterman, 89, of Wood Lake will be held in the spring. Waldo Osterman died February 21 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include daughter Diana Tweedy of Omaha; and son Chris Osterman of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Vance Baker, 98, of Valentine formerly of Springview,  Feb. 19, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Vance Baker died Feb. 14 at Valentine.  Survivors include his wife Marilyn Baker of Valentine; sons Mark Billings of Lincoln, David Billings of Valentine and Blaine Baker of Papillion; and daughter-in-law Sandy Billings of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Clara Mae Daniels, 91, of Ainsworth, Feb. 13, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Clara Mae Daniels died Feb. 7 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include son Eddy Daniels and wife Joan of Ainsworth; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Shirley Daniels of Ainsworth, and Mary Daniels of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Robert R. Mack, 98, of Ainsworth formerly of Kenesaw, Feb. 13, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Kenesaw with burial in the Kenesaw Cemetery with military rites provided by the Hastings Veterans Association. Robert Mack died Feb. 6 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include daughters Rita Paddock and husband Roland of Ainsworth, and Roanne Mack of Lincoln; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Donna Dillon, 81, of South Sioux City formerly of Ainsworth and Valentine, Feb. 8, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with inurnment in the Grand View Cemetery near Long Pine. Donna Dillon died Jan. 27 in the St. Luke’s Hospital at Sioux City, Iowa. Survivors include sons Bill Dillon of Valentine, Stan Dillon of Dakota Dunes, S.D., and Donnie Dillon of Lincoln; and sisters Loraine Biltoft of Ainsworth, and Lois Rahn of Wichita, Kan.

* Funeral service for Jackson “Jack” Roark, 89, of Long Pine, Feb. 8, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine with military rites. Jack Roark died Feb. 3 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include his wife Wardene Roark of Long Pine; sons Dennis Roark and wife Connie of Keaau, Hawaii, and Randall Roark and wife Pam of Cheney, Wash.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Pat Thompson of Warrenton, Ore.; brother Terry Roark of Boise, Idaho; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Bernard “Bernie” Holmberg, 83, of Spencer, Feb. 8, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery and military rites performed by the Army National Guard Honor Guard and the American Legion Post 78. Bernie Holmberg died Feb. 4 in the Fillmore County Hospital at Geneva.

* A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Mervin Davis, 77, of Ainsworth. Mervin Davis died Jan. 28 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include daughters Janice Davis of Thermopolis, Wyo., and Sondra Peck and husband Mike of Bonesteel, S.D.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Donna Swim and husband Roger of Springview; brother Don Davis of Scottsbluff; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Byron “Bud” Stolzenburg, 80, of Crookston, Feb. 1, in the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Valentine with a private family burial in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery south of Crookston. Bud Stolzenburg died Jan. 26 at North Platte. Survivors include his wife Jean Stolzenburg; children Denise West and Kurt Stolzenburg; and sisters Sharon Eickhoff, Judi Ketelsen and Jo An Walling.

* Funeral service for John P. “Pat” Chase, 83, of Ainsworth, Feb. 1, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Ainsworth East Park Cemetery. Pat Chase died Jan. 29 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include his wife Marlene Chase of Ainsworth; children Brenda Davis and husband Mike of Wood Lake, Michael Chase of Chanute, Kan., and Douglas Chase of Sioux Falls, S.D.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Al Chase and wife Ronna of Glendale, Ariz., and Glen Chase and wife Pam of Chanute, Kan.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Richard Duane Fink, 87, of Grand Island formerly of Purdum, Jan. 25, in the Govier Brothers Chapel of Broken Bow with interment in the Purdum Cemetery with military rites. Richard Fink died Jan. 17 at Grand Island. Survivors include sister Beverly Scheer of Broken Bow; nieces and nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for John Richard Jochem Jr., 90, of Morrill formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 25, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with interment in the German Valley Cemetery near Brewster. John Jochem Jr. died Jan. 19 in his home. Survivors include children Gale Jochem, Craig Jochem, Ellen Spearman, Barb Bowlin and husband Don, John Jochem and wife Kelly, Rebecca Turner and husband Tom, Glen Jochem, Donita “Dee” Allen and husband Bill, Jackie Dishman and husband Monte, and Emma Fish and husband Mark; special friend Joyce Nelson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Sally A. Grooms, 94, of Springview, Jan. 22, in the Springview United Methodist Church with a private family inurnment at a later date in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Valentine. Sally Grooms died Jan. 18 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include children Rhonda Kohel and husband Ed of Kearney, Laurene Munger and husband Gary of Springview, Charles Grooms of Iowa, Tammy Spies and husband Jeff of Mullen, and Pam Petersen of Mullen; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Delores D. Ammon, 93, of Bassett, Jan. 21, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Sybrant Cemetery near Bassett. Delores Ammon died Jan. 16 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include children Dee Tech and husband Ron of Alda, Keith Ammon and wife Lorraine of Bassett, Shirley Bell of Gillette, Wyo., Gerald Ammon of Bassett, and Rhonda Wulf and husband Jeff of Kearney; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister Mardelle Hansen of Oklahoma; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Darlene Jean Jauernig, 76, of Stuart, Jan. 20, in the Stuart Community Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Darlene Jauernig died Jan. 16 in the Parkside Manor. Survivors include her husband Marvin Jauernig of Stuart; sons Robert Schafer and Deneen Stuart of Stuart, Brant Schafer and wife Lori of Stuart, and Brian Schafer of Stuart; seven grandchildren; sister Carol McBride of Ainsworth; brothers Robert Hoffman of Milaca, Minn., and Daniel Hoffman of Kearney; an aunt, and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Harry K. Buoy, 91, of Bassett, Jan. 18, in the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bassett with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery near Rose. Harry Buoy died Jan. 12 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include his wife Faye Buoy of Bassett; children Leanne Fox and husband Doug of Bassett, Gary Buoy and wife Daunitta of Burwell, Bonnie Emerson and husband Brad of Bassett, Lonnie Buoy and wife Deb of Bassett, Jerry Buoy of Laurel, and Cindy Norton and husband Todd of Ainsworth; 18 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sisters-in-law Sylva Buoy of Burwell, Elva Buoy of Long Pine, Darline Blake of Bassett, and Ila Mae Blake of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Tom Osborne, 73, of Atkinson, Jan. 18, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Tom Osborne died Jan. 14 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Sandra Osborne of Atkinson; children Jerry Osborne and wife Melinda of Atkinson, Doreen Larson and husband Justin of Castle Rock, Colo., Charley Osborne and wife Amanda of Omaha, and Andrew Osborne and wife Crystal of Atkinson; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Rose Swenson of Atkinson; and sister-in-law Ruth Osborne of Dewey, Ariz.

* Funeral service for Homer C. Kenner, 85, of Wood Lake, Jan. 13, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Homer Kenner died Jan. 8 in the Sandhills Care Center.  Survivors include his wife Clarabelle Kenner of Wood Lake; children Lyle Kenner and wife Gina of Linton, N.D., Sandi Boehr of Florissant, Colo., Paul Kenner and wife Ronda of Wood Lake, and Bryan Kenner of Stapleton; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family memorial will be held at a later date for Laura L. Spanel, 58, of Ainsworth. Laura Spanel died Jan. 7 in the Bryan Medical Center East at Lincoln. Survivors include her husband George Spanel of Ainsworth; five step-children; five step-grandchildren; mother-in-law Glenna Abbott of Long Pine; sisters Cindy Groce of Scottsbluff, Barbara Barber and husband Tom of Canyon City, Colo., Julie Robinson and husband Rick of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kathy Renault of Havre, Mont., Pam Taylor and husband Roy Torres of Bridgeport, and Rhonda Tooley of Scottsbluff; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Conrad Budde Jr., 89, of Ainsworth. Conrad Budde Jr. died Jan. 7 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include children Michael Budde and wife Debbie of Forest, Va., Ann Lebsack and husband Gary of Conway, S.C., and John Budde and wife Sandy of Severance, Colo.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Helen Boysen of Grand Island; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Gerald “Gary” W. Davis, 82, of Ainsworth, Jan. 10, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with a committal service at a later date in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Gary Davis died Dec. 29 in his home. Survivors include his wife Edna Mae Davis of Ainsworth; children Deb Sybrant and husband Allen of Ainsworth, Jim Davis and wife LaTonne of Ainsworth, Mike Davis and wife Ronda of Ainsworth, Shari Davis of Grand Island, and Charles Davis of Ainsworth; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother Paul Davis Jr. of Ainsworth; sister Marjorie Wilkins and husband Chet of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Donald R. Stevens, 74, of Verdigre formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 9, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Donald Stevens died Dec. 30 in the Alpine Village Retirement Center at Verdigre. Survivors include brothers Danny Stevens of Lincoln, and Gage Stevens of Franklin; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Garneta J. Johnson, 94, of Rose, Jan. 7, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Duff Cemetery near Rose. Garneta Johnson died Jan. 2 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include sons Richard Johnson of Jackson, Miss., and Jim Johnson and wife Betty of Rose; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* A memorial service for Donna Jean Tasler, 86, of Atkinson, Jan. 4, in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center chapel. Donna Tasler died Dec. 4 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include her husband Dewayne Tasler of Atkinson; children Wayne Tasler and wife Linda of Casper, Wyo., Jeanette Tasler of Atkinson, Jerry Tasler and wife Elaine of Atkinson, Debra Kramer and husband Kevin of Lincoln, and Tony Tasler and wife Tammy of Forest Grove, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother Ray Herrington and wife Wanda of Bassett.

* Funeral service for Kenneth C. Millard, 61, of Springview, Jan. 4, in the Springview New Hope Community Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Kenneth Millard died Dec. 27 in his home. Survivors include his wife Debra Millard of Springview; son John Millard and wife Jenna of Volga, S.D.; daughter Amanda Memrick and husband Matt of Belmont, N.C.; two granddaughters; parents Jack and Carol Millard of Grand Island; sister Deborah Kay Van Ert of Fullerton; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Joanne Gracey, 90, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. Joanne Gracey died Dec. 26 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sons Mike Staab and wife Christy of Wellington, Colo., Mark Gracey and wife Debb of Ainsworth, and Cameron Gracey and wife Mona of Wellington, Colo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

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