Obituaries

* A memorial service for Clarence R. Sorenson, 82, of Brewster formerly of Long Pine, will be held at a later date at Retreat, Wis. Clarence Sorenson died Monday, June 5, at his residence. Survivors include daughters Nancy Peterson and husband Marc of Brewster, and Rebecca Johnson and husband Kevin of Brooklyn Park, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Betty Williamson of Beloit, Wis., Beverly Thew of Mauston, Wis., and Vicky Cox of Beloit; sister-in-law Avis Denu of Tomah, Wis.; and other family members.

* Funeral service for John Hladky, 76, of Stuart, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. John Hladky died Tuesday, May 30, in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Visitation is scheduled from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday in the St. Boniface Catholic Church with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Survivors include his wife Rosemary Hladky of Stuart; son Jarrod Hladky of Stuart; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Janice Perkins of Broomfield, Colo.; and brothers Ray Hladky and wife Virginia of Kansas City, Mo., and Ben Hladky of Mesquite, N.M.

* Funeral service for Harold Krumwiede, 83, of Atkinson, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Harold Krumwiede died Wednesday, May 31, in his home. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Survivors include his wife Jeanne Krumwiede of Atkinson; children Karen Tucker and husband Andy of Ogallala, Laura Krumwiede of Greensboro, N.C., Denise Riedel and husband Kelly of Youngsville, N.C., Barbara Rosenberg and husband Jeff of Grand Island, Julie Krumwiede of Omaha, Brenda Rensel and husband Brian of Lyndora, Pa., Tim Krumwiede and wife Michelle of Palmyra, Sara Fritz of Stuart, and Elizabeth Neiman and husband Duane of Atkinson; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sisters Helen Wermers and husband Herb of Pueblo, Colo., and Elaine Church and husband Terry of Wakefield; and brother Gary Krumwiede and wife Marlene of Blythe, Calif. Memorials have been suggested to the family for future designation.

* Funeral service for Ivan Reagle, 76, of rural Todd County, S.D., June 5, at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Ivan Reagle died May 27 in his home. Survivors include his wife Sheila Reagle; step-children Amber Kruger, Chuck Kruger and Robert Kruger; brother Leonard Reagle; and sisters-in-law Marie Reagle and Vicky Reagle.

* A graveside memorial service for Joan “Jo” M. Irwin, 88, of Ainsworth, June 3, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Jo Irwin died April 20 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include her son Rick Irwin and wife Shelli of Ainsworth; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Arvella Foster, 87, of Valentine, June 1, in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine with burial in the Sparks Cemetery. Arvella Foster died May 27 in the Sandhills Care Center at Ainsworth. Survivors include sister Charlene Neilsen of Idaho; and brother Charles Foster of Sparks.

* Funeral service for Robert D. “Bob” Tuttle, 85, of Springview, May 30, in the Keya Paha County High School gymnasium at Springview with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Bob Tuttle died May 26 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include children Robin Tuttle of Bassett, Shari Hickman and husband Art of Howells, Cindy Libolt and husband Steve of Springview, Breck Tuttle and wife Kris of Omaha, Kelly Tuttle and significant other Duane Schrader of Jamison, Paige Havranek and husband Ritch of Ravenna, and Heath Tuttle and wife Beckie of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Lenore Shepperd of Springview, Doris Eichenberger and husband Ted of Springview, and Glenda Gurney and husband Lyle of Salt Lake City, Utah; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Karen Fowler, 68, of Valentine, May 27, in the Valentine Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Karen Fowler died May 22 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include sons Dallas Fowler of Valentine, and Shawn Fowler of Valentine; brothers Gary Fowler of Valentine, Craig Fowler of Valentine, Donnie Fowler of Valentine, and Dennis Fowler of Aberdeen, S.D.; and sister Penny Frye of Chadron.

* Funeral service for Shirley J. (Baker) Hoefel, 97, of Ainsworth, May 27, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Shirley Hoefel died May 20 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include sons Norman Baker and wife Patricia of Tempe, Ariz., and Keith Baker and wife Marilyn of Ainsworth; daughters Nancy Keithline and husband Charlie of Tulsa, Okla., and Sheila Wolfe and husband Mike of Norfolk; daughter-in-law Patti Anderson and husband Don of Adams; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister Phyllis Carson of Los Angeles, Calif.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Carroll Enzminger, 93, of Columbus formerly of Bassett, May 26, in the St. Isidore Catholic Church of Columbus with burial in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery with military rites performed by the American Legion Hartman Post 84 Honor Guard. Carroll Enzminger died May 20 in Brookestone Acres at Columbus.  Survivors include daughters Carol Lynn Muth and husband Gary of Columbus, and Sandra Enzminger of Hawaii; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Beryl Bair, 86, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Bassett, May 26, in the Bassett Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Beryl Bair died May 21 in the UC Health Medical Center of the Rockies at Loveland, Colo., following injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Survivors include daughter 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 Jeffers, Minn.; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Gary McCormick, 80, of Norden, May 26, at Valentine’s Mount Hope Cemetery with a funeral service in the Presbyterian Church. Gary McCormick died May 17 in his home. Survivors include his wife Barbara McCormick of Norden; sons Gerry McCormick of Idaho, and Bruce McCormick of Colorado; daughters Sonia Coates of Valentine, and Brandi Giauque of Colorado; and brothers Bob McCormick of Norfolk, Wayne McCormick of Columbus, and Neil McCormick of Hawaii.

* Funeral service for Viola Coleman, 88, of Valentine, May 23, in the Valentine Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Viola Coleman died May 27 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Jeanie Miller of Scottsbluff; and son Gary Coleman of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Connie Schaaf, 73, of Atkinson, May 19, in the First Presbyterian Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Connie Schaaf died May 13 in her home. Survivors include daughter Ashley Hoffman of Atkinson; son Rod Stevens and wife Heidi of Norfolk; five grandchildren; siblings Larry Schrunk and wife Cecilia of Atkinson, Richard Schrunk and wife Suzanne of Emmet, Diane Kaup and husband Kenny of Stuart, and Harlan Schrunk and wife Sandy of Atkinson; sisters-in-law Marily Schaaf of Atkinson, and Darlene Schaaf of Atkinson; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Glen D. Boschen, 85, of rural Long Pine, May 18, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery northwest of Ainsworth. Glen Boschen died May 12 at his residence. Survivors include his significant other Dorothy Kenney of Long Pine; children Teri Staub of Tilden, Cyndee Staub and husband Jeff of Thedford, Glen Dale Boschen Jr. of Oakdale, and David Boschen of Tilden; son-in-law Kevin Petersen of Valentine; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother Steven Boschen and wife Nancy of Broken Bow; sister LaRue Shupe of Omaha; sister-in-law Gloria Boschen of Newman Grove; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Garrett LeRoy “Bing” Lucht, 71, of Chambers, May 15, in Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill with a private family graveside service at the Chambers Cemetery. Bing Lucht died May 11 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill.

* Funeral service for Meredith D. “Punk” Worth, 92, of Springview, May 13, in the Keya Paha County High School gymnasium at Springview with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery with military rites. Punk Worth died May 2 in his home. Survivors include his wife Enid Worth of Springview; children Ron Worth of Springview, and Lorraine Worth of Springview; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Malvern “Corky” Worth and wife Janet of Springview; sister-in-law Aliene Clark of Rock Springs, Wyo.; brother-in-law Gerry Graham and wife Stella of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Margaret J. “Marge” (Coash) Bonenberger, 89, of Bassett, May 11, in the Holy Cross Catholic Church of Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Marge Bonenberger died May 7 in her home. Survivors include children Mike Bonenberger of Grand Island, Deb Sewell and husband Darel of Sheridan, Mont., Steve Bonenberger of Bassett, and Brian Bonenberger of Grand Island; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Joan Krysl and husband Gene of Omaha; sisters-in-law LaVonne Coash of Lincoln, Karen Bonenberger of Louisville, and Mary Ann Albrecht of Atkinson; brother-in-law Ronny Bonenberger and wife Ellen of Omaha; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Paul Vanden Bosch, 83, of Gregory, S.D., May 11, in the Gregory Berean Church with burial in the IOOF Cemetery. Paul Vanden Bosch died May 5. Survivors include his wife Ruth Vanden Bosch of Gregory; daughters Carla Lobley and husband Rich of Poland, Maine, and Pamela Barrow and husband Joel of Long Pine; sons Michael Vanden Bosch of Sumpter, S.C., and John Vanden Bosch of Gregory; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers Jerry Vanden Bosch and wife Carolyn of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Donn Vanden Bosch of Omaha; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Arleata Joyce Bass, 81, of Kearney formerly of Brewster, May 10, in the Brewster United Church of Christ with interment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Arleata Bass died May 6 in Brookstone Gardens at Kearney. Survivors include husband Howard Bass of Kearney; son Steven Bass and wife Tresa of Brewster; daughter Jayce Bass of Maxwell; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Twyla Harr and husband Maynard of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Donald Ray Fernau, 93, of Ainsworth, May 6, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites provided by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Donald Fernau died Jan. 23 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include son Ron Fernau of Pueblo, Colo.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister Doris Voss and husband Jerry of Long Pine; brother-in-law Jerry Greenough and wife Shirley of Aurora; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Steve Anderson, 74, of Dunning, May 2, in the Sandhills High School gym at Dunning with burial in the Dunning Cemetery. Steve Anderson died April 29 in the Callaway Good Life Center.

* A memorial service for Carolyn E. Schipporeit, 83, of Ainsworth, May 1, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Lutheran Cemetery. Carolyn Schipporeit died April 10 in Great Plains Health at North Platte. Survivors include brother Richard “Dick” Schipporeit and Iree McNally of Yankton, S.D.; sister-in-law Illa Schipporeit of Lakewood, Colo.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Melba E. Bejot, 88, of Ainsworth, April 29, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Melba Bejot died April 22 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include children Cindy Price of Nashville, Tenn., Steve Bejot and wife Brenda of Ainsworth, Tom Bejot and wife Mary of Ainsworth, and Terry Bejot and wife Susan of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Les Waits of Ainsworth; sisters-in-law Janet Bejot of Seward, and Lorideen Larabee of Neligh; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Helen Dvorak, 99, of Atkinson, April 28, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Helen Dvorak died April 22 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include children Patty Pospichal and husband Rich of Ingalls, Kan., Kathy Smolik and husband Steve of Battlefield, Mo., Mike Dvorak and wife Connie of Elgin, Jake Dvorak and wife Michelle of Atkinson, Joe Dvorak of Atkinson, Jerry Dvorak and wife Trudy of Lincoln, Gina Davis and husband Lyle of Cozad, Mary Fecht and husband Mike of Wray, Colo., Barbara Novak and husband Steve of Lake Andes, S.D., and Lori Blowers and husband Jeff of Henderson, Nev.; 40 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Anna Mullen of Norfolk; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Danny D. Daniels, 64, of Ainsworth, April 27, at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Johnstown with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Danny Daniels died April 21 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Teri Daniels of Ainsworth; son Christopher Frederickson and wife Jessica of Ankeny, Iowa; daughter Jennifer Denny and husband Vance of Ankeny, Iowa; five grandchildren; mother Mary Daniels of Bassett; sister Brenda LeMay of Ainsworth; sisters-in-law Peggy Gross and husband John of Johnstown, and Cheri Gude and husband Ted of Hawarden, Iowa; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Frank Schaaf, 96, of Atkinson, April 25, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Frank Schaaf died April 20 in his home. Survivors include his wife Marilyn Schaaf of Atkinson; children Sheryl Winkler and husband Jerry of Atkinson, Sandra Finley and husband Dennis of Ewing, Victoria Johnson and husband Mark of Atkinson, and Duane “Rocky” Schaaf and wife America of Seattle, Wash.; sisters-in-law Darleen Schaaf of Atkinson, and Connie Schaaf of Atkinson; and other family members.

* A memorial service for Brian M. Landis, 57, of Kearney formerly of Ainsworth, April 24, in the Kearney Living Faith Fellowship Church. Brian Landis died April 15. Survivors include his wife Tracy Landis of Kearney; sons Spencer Landis and wife Angela of Omaha, and Matthew Landis and wife Alaysha of Lincoln; stepfather Robert Lambertus of Kearney; siblings Christopher Edens and wife Sima Bavari of Omaha, Melissa Sweiss and husband Murad of Florida, Teresa McWilliams of Florida, and Delilah Wells and husband James of California; and other family members.

* A memorial service for Beverly J. Dilsaver, 81, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Rose and Bassett, April 22, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Beverly Dilsaver died Feb. 21 in Florida. Survivors include her husband Don Dilsaver of Cape Coral; sons Dennis Dilsaver and wife DeLene of Cape Coral, and Rodney Dilsaver and wife Brenda of Colusa, Calif.; daughter Melinda Davis and husband Jim of Lincoln; four grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother Ronald Burt of Lincoln; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Margaret L. Seadore, 91, of Long Pine, April 21, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Margaret Seadore died April 16 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include son David Seadore and wife Diane of Long Pine; daughter Sharon Anderson and husband Daniel of Lexington; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Minnie Laible, 87, of Stuart, April 19, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Minnie Laible died April 10 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include children Tim Laible and wife Joann of Stuart, Barb Laible of Atkinson, Jerry Laible of Stuart, and Mike Laible and wife Jeanne of Atkinson; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Joe O’Connell and wife Pam of Norfolk; brother-in-law Louis Laible and wife Marilyn of Atkinson; and sister-in-law Rita Gettert of Crawford.

* Funeral service for Orin Van Winkle, 79, of Kilgore, April 17, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Nenzel with burial at a later date. Orin Van Winkle died April 8 at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Mary Van Winkle of Kilgore; daughter Megan Failor of Hickman; son Nathan Van Winkle of Scottsbluff; brother Boyd Van Winkle of Edmonton, Canada; and sisters Sharon Grove of Crawford, and Marn Telitz of North Platte.

* Funeral service for Larry Deermer, 77, formerly of Atkinson, April 14, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Larry Deermer died April 5 in the Arbor Care Center at O’Neill. Survivors include sister Linda Baker and husband Joseph of Chambers; brother Ron Deermer of Harvest, Ala.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Paul M. “Mickey” Lanz, 84, of Bassett, April 13, in the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Mickey Lanz died April 10 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include cousins and other family members.

* Funeral service for Phyllis Langan, 87, of Atkinson, April 13, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Phyllis Langan died April 4 in her daughter’s home at Kearney. Survivors include children Theresa Langan of Kearney, Ann Shapiro and husband Charlie of Kearney, Mary Tasler and husband Charles of La Porte City, Iowa, Steve Langan and wife Deb of Stuart, and Jay Langan of Fayetteville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers Doug Kubik and wife Cindy of Atkinson, and Morris Kubik and wife Cathy of Cambridge; and sister Carol Watton of Derby, Kan.

* A graveside memorial service for Judy E. Arrowsmith, 79, of Mills, April 8, at the Newport Cemetery. Judy Arrowsmith died March 25 in the Avera Gregory Hospital at Gregory, S.D. Survivors include sons Tony Arrowsmith and wife Donna of Bellevue, and Brad Arrowsmith and wife Peggy of Valentine; numerous grandchildren; one great-grandson; siblings Carol Moore and husband Paul of Newport, Donna Putnam of York, and Jim Christensen of Hastings; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Stanley L. Libolt, 88, of Burton, April 7, in the Keya Paha County High School gym with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery with military rites. Stanley Libolt died April 1 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include his wife Janice Libolt of Burton; children Kristy Libolt of Neligh, Steve Libolt and wife Cindy of Springview, Denny Libolt and wife Vicki of Springview, and Kathy Vandersnick and husband John of O’Neill; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Frances Faye Schubert, 83, of Bella Vista, Ark., formerly of Wood Lake, April 7, in the Wood Lake Church. Frances Schubert died Nov. 30 in the Highlands Health & Rehabilitation Center at Bella Vista. Survivors include her husband Rex Schubert of Bella Vista; children Kimberly Worthing and husband Gordon, Pamela Schubert, Ronald Schubert and wife Julie, and Randall Schubert and wife Catherine; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Connie Smith, 72, of Atkinson, April 1, in the Faith Wesleyan Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. Connie Smith died March 25 in her home. Survivors include her husband Verdon Smith of Atkinson; children Shanon Deseive and husband Chad of Atkinson, and Bradley Smith and wife Connie of Atkinson; six grandchildren; mother Phyllis Lewis of Atkinson; and sister Linda Hendricks and husband Arlin of Atkinson.

* A memorial service for Eunice Wulf, 98, of Ainsworth, April 1, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Eunice Wulf died March 10 in the Azria Health Nursing Facility at Gretna. Survivors include daughter Mary Ann Thompson and significant other Mark Penrod of Gretna; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Jayne Gotschall, 92, of Atkinson, March 28, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Jayne Gotschall died March 24 in Brookstone Acres at Columbus. Survivors include children Ernest Gotschall and wife Cindy of Atkinson, Ellen Johnson of Holdrege, Audrey Samuelson and husband Brian of Polk, Dr. Jeffrey Gotschall and wife Tammi of Columbus, James Gotschall and wife Leann of O’Neill, and Dr. Matthew Gotschall and wife Michele of Grand Island; 22 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Dorothy M. Gross, 91, of Ainsworth, March 24, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Wood Lake. Dorothy Gross died March 16 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include children Elaine Ginter and friend Jim Roblyer of Bassett, Janet Rupke and husband Ed of Sun City, Ariz., John Gross and wife Peggy of Johnstown, and Bob Gross and wife Shelly of Everett, Wash.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Andrew “Jack” Jackson Jr. of Casper, Wyo.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Florence Salyers, 88, of Atkinson, March 21, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Florence Salyers died March 16 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include daughter Roxanne Ryan and husband Dennis of Atkinson; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Helen Rowan, 95, of Mills, March 20, in Clausen Funeral Home of Burke, S.D., with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery near Mills. Helen Rowan died March 14.

* Funeral service for Steven John Ludemann, 64, of Stromsburg formerly of Butte, March 19, in Seger Funeral Home of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Steven Ludemann died March 13 in his home. Survivors include his wife Paulette Ludemann of Stromsburg; daughter Wendy Wemhoff and husband Anthony of Pilger; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Michael Ludemann and wife Ellen of Pierre, S.D., and Joe Ludemann and wife Sue of LaVista; sister Nancy Soukup and husband Brian of Grimes, Iowa; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Charles Albert Malone, 80, of Ainsworth, March 18, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial at a later date. Charles Malone died March 14 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Sharon Malone of Ainsworth; son Curtis Malone of Gillette, Wyo.; daughter Jackie Berry and husband Rodney of Bismarck, N.D.; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and sister Kay Crone and husband Laurel of Grand Junction, Colo.

* Funeral service for Georgia Dopheide, 92, of Butte, March 15, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Georgia Dopheide died March 4 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* A memorial service for Ruth E. Werner, 95, of St. Paul formerly of North Loup, will be held at a later date. Ruther Werner died March 9 in the Brookefield Park Nursing Home at St. Paul. Survivors include her sister Nancy Harlan of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Linda L. Taylor, 78, of Long Pine. Linda Taylor died March 10 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Per her wishes, no service will be held. Survivors include her son Kenneth Jones of Rockford, Ill., half-sister Janice D’Orsay of Royal Oaks, Calif.; half-brother Steven D’Orsay of Sonora, Calif.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family funeral service will be held for Dylan Garwood, 44, of Butte. Dylan Garwood died March 9 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart.

* A memorial service for Donna Zidko, 88, of Lincoln formerly of Spencer, March 14, in the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Spencer with a private family burial in the National Cemetery. Donna Zidko died Feb. 5 in the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Frances Hipke, 70, of Stuart, March 13, in the Faith Community Church of O’Neill with burial in the Cleveland Cemetery north of Stuart. Frances Hipke died March 8 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include her husband Roy Hipke of Stuart; daughters Katherine Byrd of Church Hill, Tenn., and Kimberly Lofquist and husband Dustin of Atkinson; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; four brothers; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Cindi Winer, 71, of Atkinson, will be held at a later date. Cindi Winer died Feb. 23 in her home. Survivors include her husband Dave Winer of Atkinson; children Adrian Uhlig of Broken Bow, and Aaron Uhlig of Columbus; stepchildren Chris Winer and wife Pam of Atkinson, Jason Winer and wife Tricia of Lincoln, and Jesse Winer of Atkinson; numerous grandchildren; and seven siblings.

* A celebration of life for Rick Lee Scott, 76, of Omaha, will be held at a later date. Rick Scott died Feb. 10 at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Survivors include his wife Joyce Scott of Omaha; children Dale Scott and wife Kim of Omaha, Clint Scott and wife Lauren of Austin, Texas, Burr Scott and wife Aman of Dallas, Texas, and Mary Kate Scott of Omaha; eight grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sister Pam Scott of Las Vegas, Nev.; two nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Jamie G. Fred, 75, of Rose, Feb. 27, in the Burwell United Methodist Church. Jamie Fred died Feb. 9 in the Burwell Community Memorial Health Center. Survivors include his wife Kay Fred of Rose; daughter Holly Bacon and husband Mike of Boswell, Okla.; son Stoney Fred and wife Jenny of Wittmann, Ariz.; one granddaughter; three step-grandchildren; sister Tami McIntosh of Sargent; brother-in-law Kurt Richardson and significant other Sue Schmitz of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nephews.

* A celebration of life service for Juan Diego Sanchez, 75, of Chihuahua, Mexico, formerly of Atkinson, Feb. 23, in the Atkinson Knights of Columbus Hall. Juan Sanchez died Feb. 12 in his home. Survivors include his wife Carolina Delgado Sanchez of Chihuahua; children Juan Pablo Sanchez of O’Neill, Ozzie Sanchez and wife Carmen of Atkinson, and Suni Sanchez of Atkinson; brother Rodolfo Sanchez; and sister Evangelina Sanchez.

* Funeral service for Wilma Lorene Shear, 95, of Scottsbluff formerly of Bassett, Feb. 21, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Lorene Shear died Feb. 16 in the Heritage Estates Nursing Home at Gering.  Survivors include daughters Connie Bussinger and husband Erny of Scottsbluff, and Bonnie Slaymaker of Scottsbluff; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members. 

* Funeral service for Natalie Fernau, 53, of Plainview formerly of Atkinson, Feb. 25, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial at a later date in the Graceland Cemetery near Burke, S.D. Natalie Fernau died Feb. 14 in the Faith Regional Hospital at Norfolk. Survivors include daughter Shaeleen Sue Liewer and husband Darrin of Butte; son Tyler Fernau of Mitchell, S.D.; eight grandchildren; mother Marlene Russell of Butte; siblings Tony Serbousek of St. Francis, Kan., Nicolette Horn of Hay Springs, and Russ Serbousek and wife Kari of Hay Springs; and brother-in-law Jim Scherbarth of Hay Springs.

* Funeral service for Lagreta Arlene Jensby, 90, of Chambers formerly of Ellenwood, Kan., Feb. 13, in the United Methodist Church of Webber, Kan., with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery near Superior. Lagreta Jensby died Feb. 7 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Larry Jensby and wife Stacy of Holstein, Nancy Winings and husband Jarrel of Chambers, Gwen Daughhetee and husband Greg of Hays, Kan., and Linda Jensby of Ponca City, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Donna Meyer.

* Word has been received of the death of Robert J. McLeod, 49, of Ainsworth. Robert McLeod died Feb. 7 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Per his wishes, no service will be held. Survivors include his wife Courtney McLeod of Ainsworth; children Breanna McLeod, Ella McLeod and Hunter McLeod all of Ainsworth; parents-in-law Scott and Christy Mason of Long Pine; siblings and other family members.

* Funeral service for Eliza Rzeszotarski, 84, of Emmet, Feb. 10, in the First Presbyterian Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Eliza Rzeszotarski died Feb. 3 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include children Roxanne Brotsky and husband Russ of Surprise, Ariz., Joan Farrier and husband Mike of Lindsay, Susanne Boese and husband Mitch of Newton, Kan., and Joyce Cullen of Augusta, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and sister Jean Mellor and husband Murray of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Gary Conroy, 77, of Spencer, Feb. 6, in the Spencer Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery and military rites provided by the Spencer American Legion Post 78. Gary Conroy died Feb. 1 in his home.

* Funeral service for Ruth L. Luehrs, 96, of Long Pine, Feb. 4, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Ruth Luehrs died Jan. 30 in her home. Survivors include daughters LaVonne Vetter and husband Dail of Cozad, Donna Mundorf of Long Pine, Joyce Hutcheson of Long Pine, and Dixie Hansen and husband Lee of Douglas, Wyo.; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Jean Burkinshaw of Long Pine, and Donna Mae Benson of Norfolk; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Sammy D. Ellis, 67, of Long Pine. Sammy Ellis died Jan. 21. Per his wishes, there will be no service. Survivors include daughter Elizabeth Stone of Minnesota; grandchildren; brother Dwayne Cassidy of Arizona; and other family members.

* A memorial service for Donald Ray Fernau, 93, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. Donald Fernau died Jan. 23 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include son Ron Fernau of Pueblo, Colo.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister Doris Voss and husband Jerry of Long Pine; brother-in-law Jerry Greenough and wife Shirley of Aurora; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Merrill D. Strate, 85, of Ainsworth. Merrill Strate died Jan. 20 in the Sandhills Care Center. A service will be held at a later date. Survivors include his wife Olga Strate of Ainsworth; son Sean Strate and wife Stacy of Fredericksburg, Va.; two grandchildren; four siblings; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Raymond Eugene “Ray” Harp, 70, of Grand Island formerly of Ainsworth. Ray Harp died Jan. 8. A service was held in the All Faiths Funeral Home at Grand Island. Survivors include his wife Marylou Harp of Grand Island; daughters Renee Harp, Heidi Huebner, Tammy Alvarado and spouse Brett Ridge, and Katie Johnson and husband Jeff; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother Richard Harp and wife Sandy; and stepmother Joyce Harp.

* Funeral service for Walter W. Larson, 67, of Springview, Jan. 26, in the New Hope Community Church of Springview with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Walter Larson died Jan. 20 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Vicki Larson of Springview; daughter Michele Carter and husband Greg of Wood River; three grandchildren; siblings Jim Larson and wife Marie of Springview, Terry Larson of Saint Libory, Dorothy Larson of Springview, Lloyd Larson and wife Betty of Newport, and Lois Troy of Lincoln; sister-in-law Carol Larson of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Dolores Addison, 93, of Atkinson, Jan. 25, in the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Dolores Addison died Jan. 19 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include daughters Bonnie Lech and husband Gary of Atkinson and Joy Potts of Norfolk; son-in-law Martin Strampher of Burwell; daughters-in-law Pam Addison of Atkinson and Lynette Addison of Norfolk; sister-in-law Wilma Tasler of Atkinson; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Steven D. Carroll, 65, of Long Pine.  Steven Carroll died Jan. 13 in his home. Per his wishes, no service will be held. Survivors include siblings Terry Carroll and wife Pam of Long Pine, Sherry Qualls and husband Jack of Branson, Mo., and Laurie Carpenter and husband John of Palm Desert, Calif.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Stanley G. Larson, 88, of Bassett, Jan. 16, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Stanley Larson died Jan. 11 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include children Steven Larson and wife Tonya of Bassett, Pam Seberger and husband Frank of Newport, Brian Larson and wife Becky of Ault, Colo., Laurie Schlaman and husband John of Batavia, Ill., Deb Ruhrdanz and husband Mike of Lincoln, and Dawn Johnston and husband Dana of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Kuxhausen of Mitchell; brother-in-law Marvin Bussinger of Scottsbluff; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A visitation for Marla Klockman, 60, of Bridgewater, S.D., Jan. 14, in the Faith Temple Church of Sioux Falls, S.D. Marla Klockman, the director of nursing at the Sandhills Care Center, died Dec. 30 in the Sanford USD Medical Center at Sioux Falls. Survivors include her husband Randy Klockman of Bridgewater; children Monte Dunn and fiancé Eva Mendez of Sioux Falls, Melissa Klockman and significant other Beau of Sacramento, Calif., and Trevor Klockman of Bridgewater; two grandchildren; siblings Wesley Hansen, Linda Jackson and husband Greg, and Rodney Hansen and wife Andrea; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Larry Ries, 71, of Atkinson, Jan. 14, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Larry Ries died Jan. 9 in his home. Survivors include his wife Lynn Ries of Atkinson; children Bryan Slaymaker and wife Amber of Atkinson, Brandi Mitchell and husband Jason of Atkinson, Lisa Alder and husband Shawn of Atkinson, Jenni Ruda and husband Dan of Atkinson, Jamie Mitchell and husband Dirk of Atkinson, and Rebecca Ries of Lincoln; 23 grandchildren; brothers George Ries Jr. and wife Lois of Minnesota, and Jack Ries and wife Kathy of Shoreview, Minn.; and sisters Betti Troshynski and husband Jim of Atkinson, Carol Ries and Everett Vogel of Stuart, and Bonnie Brown of Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Eleanor F. Schipporeit, 92, of Ainsworth, Jan. 13, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery. Eleanor Schipporeit died Jan. 8 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sons David Schipporeit and wife Pat of Norfolk, and Lance Schipporeit and wife Vicki of Ainsworth; daughters Jeannette Schipporeit of Norfolk, and Julie Smith and husband Richard of Kearney; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother Dale Hartmann of Orange, Calif.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Casey James Jochem, 39, of Bassett formerly of Atkinson, Jan. 9, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the German Valley Cemetery north of Brewster. Casey Jochem died Jan. 5 in his home. Survivors include his father Craig Jochem of Bassett; brothers Luke Jochem of Bevier, Mo., Denver Jochem of Hico, Texas, and Caleb Jochem and wife Melissa of Gallatin, Mo.; sisters Sara Molley and husband Jeremy of Bucklin, Mo., and Haley Ridge and husband Logan of Grant City, Mo.; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

* Funeral service for Ralph Reiser, 70, of Orchard, Jan. 6, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Ralph Reiser died Dec. 30 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Bernard J. Sterns, 95, of Atkinson, Jan. 5, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery and military rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Farley/Tushla Post 86. Bernard Sterns died Dec. 30 in Fairview Manor at Fairmont. Survivors include two nieces, a nephew, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.