Obituaries

* Word has been received of the death of Elizabeth A. “Annie” Pike, 61, of Long Pine. Annie Pike died Aug. 5 in the Brown County Hospital. A private memorial graveside service will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery near Loup City at a later date. Survivors include sisters Denise Kotler and husband Toli of Alisa Viejo, Calif., Jenifer Shanno of Oakland, Iowa, and Victoria Morrow of Kearney; brother-in-law James Dankelsen of Clarks; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Bob Miksch, 86, of Atkinson, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Bob Miksch died Thursday, Aug. 11, in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Survivors include his wife Phyllis Miksch of Atkinson; daughter Marsha Thurlow and husband Tony of Atkinson; son Darrell Miksch and wife Sally of Atkinson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Zelda M. Moore, 82, of Ainsworth, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Zelda Moore died Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth, and from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of service in the church. Survivors include daughters Charlotte Wales and husband Greg of Ainsworth, and Sherry Buoy and husband Rick of Ainsworth; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Keim of Bassett; sisters-in-law Shiela Yenglin of Fort Collins, Colo., and Darlene Reilly of Valentine; nieces, nephews and other family members. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care or to the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene.

* A memorial service for Walter R. Rouse, 68, of Atkinson formerly of Ainsworth, will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, in the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Bassett with inurnment at a later date in Texas. Walter Rouse died Monday, Aug. 8, in the Brown County Hospital. A memorial visitation is scheduled from 3 p.m. Sunday until the time of service. Survivors include his wife Angela Christensen of Atkinson; children Tohmi Bible of Brownwood, Texas, Tasha McCurdy of Brownwood, Brandy Rouse of Brownwood, Jessica Pike of O’Neill, Denise Floe of Ainsworth, Savana Christensen of Coleridge, and Ethan Christensen of Ainsworth; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* A graveside service for Edith “Shirley” Daniels, 101, of Ainsworth, Aug. 5, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Shirley Daniels died Aug. 2 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include children Connie Daniels of Scottsbluff, Shirley Pitcher and husband Fred of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Chuck Daniels of Ainsworth; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for LaNell Schneider, 66, of Holton, Kan., formerly of Stuart, Aug. 3, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. LaNell Schneider died July 21 in the St. Peter’s Providence Hospital at Olympia, Wash. Survivors include children Tammy Corum and husband Chris of Allen, Kan., Rick Gant and wife Kim of Olympia, Wash., Juley Kolterman and husband Ben of Onaga, Kan., and Kandace Dane and husband Parker of Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; and siblings Mary Kay Marshall and husband Bill of Valentine, Dan Schneider and wife Shari of Lincoln, Cathy Kurban and husband Steve of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Lori Schafer and husband Brant of Stuart.

* A memorial service for George G. Brock, 78, of Raymond, Miss., formerly of Bassett, Aug. 3, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Taylor Cemetery and military rites performed by the Taylor VFW and the Burwell American Legion Post. George Brock died July 8 at Ridgeland, Miss. Survivors include children John Brock of Omaha, Wendy Znamenacek and husband Andy of Grand Island, George Brock Jr. and wife Amber of Raymond, Miss., Donald Freeman and wife Mary of Ozark, Mo., Gary Freeman of Lincoln, and Sally Freeman and Mike Williams of Winter Park, Fla.; sister Sharron Jones and friend Ralph Hoxworth of Alliance; brother John Brock and wife Kay of Alliance; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Carroll Eugene “Gene” Turpin, 73, of Bassett, July 30, in the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bassett with burial in the Willowdale Cemetery northwest of Newport and military rites performed by the Bassett American Legion Post 123. Gene Turpin died July 27 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Kathy Turpin of Bassett; son Jamie Turpin and wife Carol of Bassett; daughter Shandra Kurpgeweit and husband Chris of Leigh; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Kenneth Turpin and wife Milinda of Newport; sister-in-law Monica Turpin of Bassett; brother-in-law Steve Ohde and wife Carrie of Wolbach; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lee Smith, 95, of Elgin, July 22, in the Elgin Methodist Church with burial in the Elgin Cemetery. Lee Smith died July 16 in the Antelope Memorial Hospital at Neligh. Survivors include his wife Marie Smith of Elgin; daughters Pam Smith of O’Neill, and Karen Eisenhauer of Bloomfield; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother Stan Smith of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Karen Ann Nance, 73, of North Platte formerly of Ainsworth, July 19, in the First United Methodist Church of North Platte with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Karen Nance died July 14 in the North Platte Care Center. Survivors include sisters Jo McCoy of Ainsworth, Marcia Speck and husband Rod of Gothenburg, and Erin Allen and husband Terry of Ainsworth; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of David R. Fischer, 68, of Bassett. Dave Fischer died July 12 at Norfolk. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include his mother Ione Fischer of Bassett; sisters Karla Theisen and husband Tom of Atkinson, and Danita Shaw and husband Ben of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Roger W. Keisler, 53, of Ainsworth, July 17, at Keller State Park northeast of Ainsworth. Roger Keisler died June 4. Survivors include his wife Lisa Keisler of Ainsworth; son Chris Sease and wife Michell of Ainsworth; four grandchildren; mother Vonnie Keisler of Lexington, S.C.; brothers Steve Keisler of Lexington, S.C., and Randy Keisler and wife Terry of Lexington, S.C.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Larry Hermsen, 75, of Butte, July 11, in the Butte Lighthouse Assembly of God Church with inurnment at a later date. Larry Hermsen died June 27 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill.

* Funeral service for James O. Boettcher, 85, of Atkinson, July 7, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. James Boettcher died July 2 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Evadene Boettcher of Atkinson; children Rod Boettcher and wife Susan of Atkinson, Bruce Boettcher of Atkinson, Connie Wiechman and husband Leon of Stuart, and Scott Boettcher and Joni of Atkinson; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Dewayne Tasler of Atkinson; sister-in-law Darlene Schaaf of Atkinson; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for John Henry Kitchens, 96, formerly of Atkinson, July 7, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery and military rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post 86. John Henry Kitchens died June 30 in the VA Nursing Home at Norfolk. Survivors include son Perry Kitchens and wife Jeanne of Bennington; daughter Sherry Everett and husband Tony of Elkhorn; and five grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Willard Hollopeter, 87, of Valentine, July 6, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Willard Hollopeter died July 1 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Mary Hollopeter of Valentine; son Ken Hollopeter of Valentine; daughter Julie Owens of Wood Lake; and sister Wilma Hackney of North Platte.

* Funeral service for Gary George Green, 77, of Bassett, June 30, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery and military rites provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Team. Gary Green died June 27 in his home. Survivors include his wife Jennifer Green of Bassett; daughters Kalah Bergmann of Gretna, and Casey Magary and husband Travis of Bassett; three grandchildren; brothers Harold Green of Los Olivos, Calif., and James Green and wife Lynn of Wetumpka, Ala.; sister-in-law Marilyn Green of LaVista; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Robert Bradley Sr., 66, of Atkinson, June 30, at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Robert Bradley Sr. died June 11 in his home. Survivors include his wife Connie Bradley of Atkinson; children Robert Bradley and wife Elizabeth of Bozeman, Mont., Geneva Pacha and husband Kyle of Atkinson, and Amber Bradley and husband Jon of Mount Laurel, N.J.; six grandchildren; father Rodney Brown of Protection, Kan.; brothers Fred Bradley of Protection, Greg Bradley of Protection, Ronald Bradley of Brewster, Kan., and Bill Brown of St. Francis, Kan.; and sister Loretta Bradley of Canon City, Colo.

* A memorial service for Stanley Burkinshaw, 89, and Cathy Arehart Burkinshaw, 57, June 25, in the Long Pine Faith Christian Church with inurnment to follow in the Grandview Cemetery. Stanley Burkinshaw died Feb. 26. Cathy Burkinshaw died Feb. 5.

* A memorial service for Theodore “Ted” Manzer, 94, and Yolanda “Londie” Manzer, 95, both of Atkinson, June 24, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with inurnment in the Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites for Ted Manzer provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post 86. Ted Manzer died April 7, 2019, and Londie Manzer died Feb. 24. Survivors include children Doreen Prussa and husband Ken of Yankton, S.D., and Doris Monson and husband Ken of Ogilvie, Minn.; daughter-in-law Sally Manzer of Seward; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Laurie A. Rudnick, 54, of Sargent, June 23, in the Taylor Event Center with inurnment in the Taylor Cemetery. Laurie Rudnick died June 16 in her home. Survivors include sons Heath Rudnick and wife Shauna of Ainsworth, Riley Rudnick and significant other Brooke Worden of Ainsworth, Jerod Rudnick and wife Jamie of Elkhorn, and Cody Wilson of Sargent; four grandchildren; father Merl “Buzz” Kettleborough of Sargent; and siblings Robbie Wilson and wife Cindy of Kearney, Daisey Jackson, John Kettleborough and wife Brenda of Sargent, Tim Kettleborough and wife Julie of Hastings, and Casey Kettleborough of Yankton, S.D.

* A memorial service for Edith M. Keller, 97, of Bassett, June 17, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Newport Cemetery. Edith Keller died Feb. 24 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include sons Jim Keller and wife Kristie of Newport, and Richard Keller of Johnstown; daughter Ruth Keys and husband Perry of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Lolita S. Taylor, 78, of Bassett, June 14, in Seger Funeral Home of Stuart with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Lolita Taylor died June 3 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include son Todd Taylor and wife Julie of Long Pine; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and brother Gary Lambley and wife LaVella of Burke, S.D.

* A memorial service for FaDonna J. Goodnight, 90, of Long Pine, June 11, in the Bassett St. Mary’s Episcopal Church with a private family inurnment at a later date. FaDonna Goodnight died Jan. 6 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include children Jon Hoke of Overbrook, Kan., David Hoke of Kent, Wash., Terry Hoke and husband Vincent Lanas of Long Pine, Diane Goodnight and husband Nick Allen of Huntington Beach, Calif., Julie Thueringer and husband Martin of Kent, Wash., and Rebecca Goodenough and husband Gene of Granite Falls, Wash.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Shirley Burger, 93, of Ainsworth,  June 11, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. Shirley Burger died Dec. 2, 2021, in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include children Renee Adkisson of Omaha, 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; 24 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Patricia Beebout of Lincoln; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Leona J. Emry, 82, of Kearney formerly of Ainsworth, June 11, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Leona Emry died Nov. 12, 2021, 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 graveside service for Ruby Doll (Jackson Larsen) Garrett, 87, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth and Springview, June 4, at the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Ruby Garrett died Dec. 17, 2021, in her home. Survivors include daughters Stephanie Hartman and husband Randy of Valley, Sue McCormick and husband Neil of Maui, Hawaii, Paula Larsen of Lincoln, 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.

* A memorial service for Garth Garrett Swett, 30, of Long Pine, June 1, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with inurnment in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Garth Swett died May 21 at O’Neill. Survivors include children Kolby Swett, MacKynzi Swett, and Brysen Swett all of Ainsworth; parents Steve and Ellen Swett of Long Pine; sisters Amanda Turpin of Long Pine, and RanDell Swett of Long Pine; nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Barbara (Hungerford) Podschun, 85, of Winfield, Kan., will be held at a later date. Barbara Podschun died May 13 at Winfield. Survivors include sons Bill Podschun and wife Karen of Winfield, Jim Podschun and wife Laura of Longwood, Fla., and Gary Podschun of San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Marjorie Leverenz of Wichita, Kan.; brother Bruce Hungerford and wife Veta of Long Pine; nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A memorial service for Helen L. Townsend, 96, of Bassett, May 28, in the Bassett Emmanuel Community Church with a private family inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Helen Townsend died Feb. 11 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include children Laura Lutz and husband Mike of North Platte, Bonnie Keim and husband Steve of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Tim Townsend and wife Marilyn of Arlington, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister JoAnn Greenough of Lusk, Wyo.; sister-in-law Eunice Wulf of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Lorraine Ballard, 93, of Ainsworth, May 28, in Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Lorraine Ballard died May 9 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sons Jim Ballard, Steve Ballard and Scott Ballard.

* A celebration of life service for Mike Jefferson, 64, of Ainsworth, May 21, at Meadville Park. Mike Jefferson died Jan. 28.

* Funeral service for Ryan Keogh, 43, of Atkinson, May 21, in the Faith Community Church of O’Neill with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson. Ryan Keogh died May 16 in an accident in rural Rock County. Survivors include his wife Jacqueline Keogh of Atkinson; children Austin Keogh, Lane Keogh, Sadie Rose Keogh, Blake Keogh and Kaden Keogh all of Atkinson; parents Tom and Diane Keogh of Atkinson; brothers Chad Keogh of Omaha, and Scott Keogh and wife Candy of Atkinson; father-in-law Robert Anson of Atkinson; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Thomas E. Collin, 81, of Long Pine, May 19, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine and military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Tom Collin died May 13 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include his God child Nikki Rasmussen of Frisco, Texas; and cousins.

* A memorial service for Terry Woods, 64, and Kendra Woods, 63, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., May 17, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Terry Woods died April 2, 2021. Kendra Woods died May 10, 2021. Survivors include their son Matthew Woods of Prescott Valley; daughter Beth Ann Hernandez and husband Stephen of Flagstaff, Ariz.; sister-in-law Carol Woods of Ainsworth; and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Kay Lynn Classen, 48, of Newport. Kay Lynn Classen died May 7 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include her husband Steve Classen of Newport; children Shayla Schincke of Plainview, and Colin Christiansen of Newman Grove; six grandchildren; stepson Steve Classen of Newport; mother Bonnie Madsen of Burwell; siblings Michelle Barnett of Colorado, Tammy Melling of Burwell, and Casey Madsen of Ord; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Mary Breiner, 77, of Boseman, Mont., formerly of Atkinson, May 7, in the O’Neill St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson. Mary Breiner died Feb. 2. Survivors include children Sandy Tucker and husband Chris, Scott Arias and spouse Tony, Kurtis Breiner and wife Christina, and Kristopher Breiner and wife Jennifer; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

* Funeral service for Hubert Ramold, 87, of Atkinson, May 6, 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 Post 86. Hubert Ramold died April 28 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Doris A. “Dorie” Hughes, 99, of Ainsworth, May 5, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Dorie Hughes died April 27 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include daughters Elaine Davis of Clearwater, Fla., and Lonnie Waters and husband Bill of Texarkana, Texas; daughter-in-law Mary Lou Hughes of Johnstown; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Harold “Tom” Dobrovolny, 94, of Stuart, May 5, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the Cleveland Cemetery north of Stuart and military rites by the Stuart American Legion Post. Tom Dobrovolny died April 29 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include sons David Dobrovolny and wife Brenda of Newport, and Richard Dobrovolny and wife Cindy of Corning, Iowa; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Marie Krysl Kramer of Blair; and brothers John Dobrovolny of Hastings, and Fred Dobrovolny of Gering.

* A celebration of life service for Glenda Renee Mason, 62, of Grand Island formerly of Ainsworth, May 5, in the All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island with inurnment at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 6, in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Glenda Mason died Dec. 3, 2021. Survivors include her husband Scott Mason of Grand Island; 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; mother-in-law LaVon Mason; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for John E. Lucht Sr., 82, of Ainsworth, April 30, at the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites to be conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. John Lucht Sr. died Sept. 21, 2021. 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 memorial service for Delores G. Kicken, 78, and George A. Kicken, 82, of Ainsworth, April 30, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites to be conducted for George Kicken by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Dee Kicken died Nov. 27, 2021, and George Kicken died Nov. 27, 2020. Survivors include son Todd Kicken of Ainsworth; daughter Dawn Paulsen and husband Tony of Papillion; two grandchildren; Delores’ sister Sharon Andresen and partner Gordon Bansemer of Nevis, Minn., brother Curtis Poole of Robbinsdale, Minn., and sister-in-law Louise Pool of Nevis, Minn.; and George’s brother Lucien Kicken and wife Margaret of Scottsbluff, and sister Carol Wears of Lincoln; as well as nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Delores K. Stec, 100, of Grand Island formerly of Ainsworth, April 29, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Delores Stec died April 24 in the CHI Health St. Francis Medical Center at Grand Island. Survivors include sons Paul Stec and wife Deb of Kearney, John Stec of Ainsworth, and Dr. Steve Stec and wife Beckie of Grand Island; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

* Funeral service for George Kamas, 95, of Ainsworth, April 28, in the Ainsworth St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites to be provided by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. George Kamas died April 15 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include sons James Kamas and wife Donna of Louisville, Ky., and Daniel Kamas of New York City, N.Y.; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members. Memorials may be made to the family for Alzheimer’s research, to the St. Pius X Catholic Church or to community organizations to be designated.

* A memorial service for Marjorie “Margie” Kneiful, 85, of Ainsworth, April 24, via Zoom. Margie Kneiful died April 14 in her home. Survivors include her husband Richard Kneiful; and four children.

* Funeral service for Raymond E. Norton, 89, of Ainsworth, April 21, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites performed by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Ray Norton died April 17 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include children Rob Norton and wife Janet of Valentine, Marcia Menish and husband Scott of O’Neill, Todd Norton and wife Cindy of Rose, and Michael Norton and wife Jeanie of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers Don Norton of Stuart, Dean Norton of Glen Rock, Wyo., and Bob Norton and wife Marietta of Stuart; sisters Mary Obermire and husband Frank of Cassville, Mo., Gladys Norton of Columbus, Joyce Murphy of Snohomish, Wash., and Karen Kallhoff and husband Dan of Pilger; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Terrill D. Gray, 72, of Atkinson, April 16, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with military rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post and inurnment at a later date. Terrill Gray died April 10 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include his wife Mary Gray of Atkinson; daughters Summer Gray of Norfolk, and Andrea Gray of York; one granddaughter; sister Glenda Spinar and husband Dale of Sedalia, Mo.; brother Dan Gray and wife Cindy of Richmond, Mo.; sister Luella Wright of Denver, Colo.; nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Myrna Stewart, 74, of Newport, April 16, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Willow Dale Cemetery north of Newport. Myrna Stewart died April 9 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Everett Stewart of Newport; daughters Christina Buoy and husband Lance of Newport, and Cheri Broders and husband Gary of Newport; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and sister Lonna Allison of Newport.

* A graveside service for Dale E. Billings, 85, of Ainsworth formerly of Springview and Bassett, April 15, in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Springview. Dale Billings died April 11 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include son Mike Billings of Valentine; sister Velma Foster of Hay Springs; and other family members.

* Funeral service for LaVonne Valburg, 79, of Clark, S.D., formerly of White River, S.D., April 14, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of White River with burial in the White River Cemetery. LaVonne Valburg died April 10 at Clark. Survivors include son Dan Valburg of White River; daughters Lori Adams of Clark, and Anita Naze of Clark; and sister Judy Madsen of Hot Springs, S.D.

* Funeral service for Eugene Tunender, 76, of Malmo formerly of Atkinson, April 13, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Eugene Tunender died March 31 at Omaha. Survivors include daughter Debra Hamik and husband Bruce of Atkinson; son Daniel Tunender of Fremont; stepchildren 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; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother Frances Tunender and wife Lynda of O’Neill.

* Funeral service for Agnes M. Richstein, 89, of Ainsworth, April 12, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with interment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Agnes Richstein died April 7 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Kem Richstein of Ainsworth, and Konny Saner and husband Duane of Long Pine; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Holly Shane, 86, of Atkinson, April 9, in the First Presbyterian Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Holly Shane died April 6 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include her husband Charles Shane of Atkinson; children Colette Clark-Uttecht of O’Neill, Kirk Shane and wife Barb of Atkinson, Jerry Roh and wife Tammy of Abie, Scott Shane of Atkinson, Carol Kaup and husband Gary of Colleyville, Texas, Todd Shane and wife Amy of Atkinson, Mike Stracke of Stuart, and Amy Ricek and husband Chad of Creston, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sister Genevieve Forbes of Fort Collins, Colo.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Mimi Wichman Trewatha, 60, of Atkinson, March 26, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Mimi Trewatha died March 18 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include her husband Greg Trewatha of Atkinson; children Colin Ennen and wife Tayleur of Omaha, Macy Oligmueller and husband Adam of Atkinson, and D.J. Nekolite of O’Neill; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings Mike Wichman and wife Candy of Atkinson, Joan Lange and husband Neil of Yankton, S.D., Julie Spelts of Fayetteville, Ark., Jim Wichman of San Fransisco, Calif., Dori Wilkinson and husband John of Lake of the Woods, Minn., Jerry Wichman and wife Tammy of Grand Island, John Wichman of Dallas, Texas, and Sandy Wichman of Sioux Falls, S.D.

* A graveside service for Joseph D. “Joey” Belmont, 65, of Newport, March 16, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Joey Belmont died March 13 at his home north of Newport. Survivors include his wife Bonnie Belmont of Newport; children Jody Anderson and husband Steve of Ceresco, Sonya Hartgrave of Bassett, Nackea Gillis and husband Kip of Newport, and Theodore “TJ” Belmont and wife Kayla of Madison; nine grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Eva Kubart Thompson, 106, formerly of Atkinson, March 16, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Eva Thompson died March 9 in the Hillcrest Silver Ridge Assisted Living Home at Gretna. Survivors include her son Larry Thompson of Omaha; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

* Funeral service for Carol Shepperd, 81, of Mills, March 14, in the Grace Lutheran Church of Burton with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery near Mills. Carol Shepperd died March 6 in the Mercy One Hospital at Sioux City, Iowa.

* Funeral service for Bonnie Welke, 76, of Ainsworth formerly of Ewing, March 12, in the Ewing United Methodist-Presbyterian Church with burial in the Ewing City Cemetery. Bonnie Welke died  March 7 in the Brown County Hospital.

* A graveside service for James Lurz Sr., 79, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date at the Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine. James Lurz Sr. died March 2 at Bassett. Survivors include his daughter Laura Cordes and husband Robert of Hettinger, N.D.; sons Chad Lurz of Ainsworth, Mike Lurz of Ainsworth, and James Lurz Jr. and wife Barb of St. Paul; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* A funeral service for Lillian Dick, 84, of O’Neill, March 5, in Biglin’s Mortuary at O’Neill with burial in the O’Neill Cemetery. Lillian Dick died March 2 in the Alpine Village Retirement Center at Verdigre. Survivors include children Carmen Troxel and husband Eric of Ogallala, Dallas Dick of Omaha, Sherwin Dick and wife Dee of Inman, Dawn Knapp and husband Brian of Madison, and Charlotte Dick of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Jerald Sandall and wife Mary of Mequon, Wis.; and nieces and nephews.

* A celebration of life service for Kenneth Harold Lidgett, 81, of Bartlett, March 6, in the Chambers American Legion Hall with inurnment in the Chambers City Cemetery. Kenneth Lidgett died Dec. 9, 2021, in his home. Survivors include his partner Linda Peer of Bartlett; daughters Joan Jakoubek of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Kari Webber and husband Paul of Omaha; son Eric Lidgett and wife Kim of Overland Park, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Darrold Lidgett and wife Sandy of Norfolk; and two nephews.

* Funeral service for Tom Graesser, 100, of Dallas, S.D., March 5, in the Prairie View Gospel Barn at Gregory, S.D., with burial in the IOOF Cemetery near Gregory. Tom Graesser died Feb. 27.

* A celebration of life service for Brenda Faye Prill, 82, of Atkinson, March 4, in Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill with burial in the Page Cemetery. Brenda Prill died Feb. 27 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Scott Prill of Arlington, Texas, Shane Prill and wife Kianne of Wichita, Kan., Shelly Boden and husband Clarence of Salina, Kan., Sam Prill and wife Gaila of Rapid City, S.D., and Amy Prill of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother Bob Beelaert; sister Becky Schelm of Johnstown; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Stanley G. Burkinshaw, 89, of Creighton and Long Pine. Stanley Burkinshaw died Feb. 26 in his home at Creighton. Survivors include his wife Jean Burkinshaw of Creighton and Long Pine; children Connie Roark and husband Dennis of Keaau, Hawaii, Kip Burkinshaw and wife Lisa of Ainsworth, and Carmen Theiman and husband Steve of Norfolk; son-in-law Robert Arehart of Creighton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Dessly Burkinshaw of Norfolk; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Yolanda “Londie” Manzer, 95, of Atkinson. Yolanda Manzer died Feb. 24. A memorial service will be held at a later date in a joint service with her husband Ted Manzer, who died April 7, 2019, with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

* A private family inurnment for Jo Ann Babcock, 85, of Bassett, will be held at a later date at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Per her wishes, no service will be held. Jo Ann Babcock died Feb. 24 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Harry “Bill” Babcock Jr. of Bassett; children Deb Frank and husband Tom of Bassett, Lori Runyon and husband Frank of Onamia, Minn., and Bill Babcock and wife Teresa of Long Pine; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Lorene Mercier of Grant, and Mary Babcock of Spokane, Wash.; brother-in-law Bill Allen of Bassett; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Edith M. Keller, 97, of Bassett, will be held at a later date. Edith Keller died Feb. 24 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include sons Jim Keller and wife Kristie of Newport, and Richard Keller of Johnstown; daughter Ruth Keys and husband Perry of Lincoln; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Edwin R. Brown Sr., 89, of Bassett. Ed Brown Sr. died Feb. 20 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Per his wishes, no service will be held. Survivors include his son Ed “Chip” Brown Jr. and wife Amanda of Bassett; daughter Veronica Seidel and husband Robert of Ainsworth; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Bill Brown and wife Lorena of Carson City, Nev.; sisters Ethel Crandy of Casper, Wyo., Flo Clark of Glennville, Ga., Bertha Pickenpaugh of Casper, and Joyce Weber of Rapid City, S.D.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Jerry L. Caldwell, 56, of Hoskins formerly of Bassett, Feb. 21, in the Bassett United Methodist Church. Jerry Caldwell died Feb. 12 in his home. Survivors include girlfriend BreAnn Erbst of Hoskins; sons Taylor Caldwell and wife Bailey of Omaha; Nicholas Sonnenfelt of Norfolk, and Billy Kienke of Loup City; three grandchildren; father Kerry Caldwell and wife Alice of Mountain View, Wyo.; step-father Larry Ebert of Bassett; siblings Susan Columbo and husband Robert of Petaluma, Calif., Vince Caldwell and wife RaeDean of Newport, Jeremy Caldwell and wife Karen of Cheyenne, Wyo., Eric Caldwell and wife Brandi of North Ogden, Utah, Laurie Irish and husband Lee of Bassett, Larry Ebert II and wife Nicole of Bassett, and Sam Coulter and wife Linda of Bassett; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Vernon Wood Jr., 74, of Bassett, Feb. 19, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Bassett American Legion Post. Vernon Wood Jr. died Feb. 7 in the Methodist Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Dorene Wood of Bassett; daughter Natalie Ady and husband John of North Platte; son Chuck Wood and wife Amy of Washburn, N.D.; and three grandchildren.

* A graveside memorial service for Kathy Jo Woods, 64, of Pierre, S.D., Feb. 19, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Kathy Jo Woods died Jan. 30 in the Avera McKennan Hospital at Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include sisters Betty Derr of Fort Pierre, S.D., and Sherrie Graham and husband Garry of Valentine; brother Kenneth Woods and wife Sharon of York; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Gloria Ann Schmuecker, 84, of Atkinson, Feb. 18, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Gloria Schmuecker died Feb. 12 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include son Rod Schmuecker and wife Patty of Atkinson; daughters Patti Schaaf and Harry Zulkoski of Ord, Michele Stoltenberg and husband Todd of Atkinson, and Sheryl Fix and husband Rod of Atkinson; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Fred Egleston, 74, of White River, S.D., Feb. 17, in the White River Event Center with burial in the White River Cemetery. Fred Egleston died Feb. 11 at Grand Island. Survivors include his wife Ardeth Egleston of White River; daughter Angela Buesing of Springfield, Minn.; sons Roy Egleston of Watertown, S.D., and John Egleston of White River; and six sisters.

* A memorial graveside service for Helen L. Townsend, 96, of Bassett, will be held at a later date at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Helen Townsend died Feb. 11 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include children Laura Lutz and husband Mike of North Platte, Bonnie Keim and husband Steve of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Tim Townsend and wife Marilyn of Arlington, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister JoAnn Greenough of Lusk, Wyo.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Charles Stoner, 89, of Kilgore, Feb. 15, at the Kilgore Cemetery. Charles Stoner died Feb. 10 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include sons Randy Stoner, Dale Stoner, Jerry Stoner and Mark Stoner.

* Funeral service for Geraldine M. Anderson, 89, of Bassett, Feb. 12, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Geraldine Anderson died Feb. 8 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include children James Anderson and wife Carla of Bassett, Genia Ripley and husband Fred of Millard, and Lesa Melton and husband Tim of Salem, S.D.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of Dick Turpin, 84, of Lincoln formerly of Bassett. Dick Turpin died Feb. 2 at Lincoln. Survivors include his wife Reenie Turpin of Lincoln; son Travis Turpin and wife Abby of Waterloo; daughters Muffy Morris and husband Jack of North Platte, Jeni Borer and husband Pat of Lincoln, and Jana McGuire and husband Mick of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Iris Smith, 79, of Valentine, Feb. 5, in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Iris Smith died Jan. 31 at Omaha. Survivors include daughters Darla Krisher of Valentine and Rita Reimers of Valentine; brothers Glen Frailey and Merl Frailey; and sister Linda Frailey.

* Funeral service for Michael Krysl, 63, of Atkinson, Feb. 4, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Michael Krysl died Jan. 30 in the Bryan Lincoln General Hospital East. Survivors include his wife Lori Krysl of Atkinson; sons Jeremiah Krysl and wife Lisa of O’Neill, Lucas Krysl of Atkinson, Joshua Krysl and wife Melissa of Chambers, and Caleb Krysl and wife Lacy of Winner, S.D.; eight grandchildren; brother Dan Krysl and wife Nancy of Atkinson; and sister Cheryl Stubbs and husband Ed of Madison, Kan.

* A memorial service for Richard L. “Dick” Gambill, 85, of Johnstown, Jan. 31, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with a private family inurnment on the family ranch south of Johnstown. Dick Gambill died Jan. 24 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Shirley Gambill of Johnstown; sons Jeff Gambill of Johnstown, and Brad Gambill and wife Terri of Johnstown; adopted daughter Janell Hart and husband Randy of Ainsworth; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

* Word has been received of the death of Duane C. Keim, 89, of Bassett and Ainsworth. Duane Keim died Jan. 23 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Per his wishes, no service will be held. Survivors include his wife Mary Keim of Bassett; daughter Jo Swanson and husband Jeff of Bassett; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; stepsons Warren Dorsey and wife Dawn of Ainsworth, and David Dorsey of Valentine; five step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; brother Bob Keim and wife Willa of Ainsworth; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Gerald W. “Jerry” Allen Jr., 90, of Ainsworth, Jan. 25, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with a private family inurnment in the Greenwood Cemetery at Creighton. Jerry Allen died Jan. 19 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Mary Ann Allen of Ainsworth; children Sarah Hnatov and husband Matthew of Potomac, Md., Jerry Allen III and wife Patti of Omaha, and Margaret McInturf and husband Neal of Beaver City; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Delmira Oatman, 89, of Broken Bow formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 20, in the Broken Bow United Methodist Church with inurnment at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Delmira Oatman died Jan. 13 in Brookestone View at Broken Bow. 

* Funeral service for Allen R. Baragar, 58, of Ainsworth, Jan. 20, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Allen Baragar died Jan. 12 in the Kearney Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife Shiela Baragar of Ainsworth; son Logan Baragar of Ainsworth; mother Helen Baragar of Onawa, Iowa; brothers Rod Baragar and wife Shawntel of Soldier, Iowa, and Bradley Baragar and wife Nicola of Ormond Beach, Fla.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Carol Kay Boese, 64, of Stuart, Jan. 19, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Hope Enterprise Cemetery east of O’Neill. Carol Boese died Jan. 14 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include her husband Ron Boese of Stuart; daughters Heidi Boettcher of O’Neill, and Lacy Landwehr and husband Tim of Crook, Colo.; eight grandchildren; sisters Norma Cullen of Atkinson, and Donna Thurlow and husband Oliver of Atkinson; and brother Larry Walton of Columbus.

* A graveside service for Benny C. Einspahr, 97, of Callaway, Jan. 19, at the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Benny Einspahr died Jan. 13 in the Callaway Nursing Home. Survivors include nephew Richard Einspahr of Ainsworth.

* A memorial service for Robert “Bob” W. Micheel, 79, of Ainsworth, Jan. 18, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment at a later date. Bob Micheel died Jan. 14 in his home. Survivors include his wife Geraldine Micheel of Ainsworth; children Jeff Micheel of Johnstown, Lesa Mitchell and husband Bruce of Ainsworth, and Traci Parde of Lincoln; four grandchildren; brother Bill Micheel and wife Ruth of Ainsworth; sister Thelma Miller and husband Dave of Omaha; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Eleanor R. Roggasch, 85, of Omaha formerly of Bassett, Jan. 17, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Eleanor Roggasch died Jan. 11 in the Immanuel Fontenelle Skilled Nursing Facility at Omaha. Survivors include sons Randy Roggasch of Omaha, and Ronny Roggasch of Omaha; brother-in-law Don Roggasch and wife Mary of Rose; sister-in-law Regina Brockley of Valentine; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Kathryn “Tootie” Shald, 86, of Stuart. Kathryn Shald died Jan. 2 at Ukiah, Calif. Survivors include children David Shald and wife Lynda of Pensacola, Fla., Daniel Shald and wife Kim of Granby, Colo., Deborah Shald of Loveland, Colo., and Douglas Shald and wife Julie of Ukiah; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Butch Braun and wife Mickey of Omaha; and sister-in-law Shirley Chaney of Batesville, Ark.

* Funeral service for Carroll Olson, 84, of Atkinson, Jan. 15, in the Atkinson Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Carroll Olson died Jan. 10 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include his wife Carol Olson of Atkinson; children David Olson and wife Linda of Atkinson, Crystal Meusch and husband Kevin of Atkinson, and Tim Olson and wife Vicki of Stuart; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sisters Shirley Baumann of Elberta, Ala., and Donna Swift of Pickstown, S.D.

* A memorial service for James P. Schendt, 84, of Ainsworth, Jan. 15, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. 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.

* A private family funeral service for Cleone Adair, 90, of Atkinson, Jan. 14, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Cleone Adair died Jan. 10 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include children Diane Alden and husband John of Atkinson, Jean Adair of Phoenix, Ariz., and Robert Adair and Aimy of Wagner, S.D.; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sister Ramona Short of Grand Junction, Colo.; and brother Dale Doolittle and wife Donna of Amelia.

* A memorial service for Ocie Perrett, 92, of Wood Lake, Jan. 13, in the Wood Lake Union Church with a private family burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Valentine. Ocie Perrett died Jan. 5 in the Winner Regional Long Term Care Center at Winner, S.D.

A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date for Clayton D. Fox, 95, of Newport. Clayton Fox died recently in the Parkside Manor at Stuart.

* Funeral service for Wesley Sandall, 95, of Bassett, Jan. 12, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Bassett American Legion Post 123. Wes Sandall died Jan. 7 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include children Rita Luebbe and husband Marlin of Seward, and Dan Sandall and wife Cathy of Bassett; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings Jerry Sandall and wife Mary of Mequon, Wis., and Lillian Dick of O’Neill; brother-in-law Dennis Boyer and wife Mary of Windsor, Colo.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Dennis Fullerton, 80, of Valentine, Jan. 12, in the Valentine Berean Bible Church. Dennis Fullerton died Jan. 7 at North Platte. Survivors include his wife Carol Fullerton of Valentine; daughter Denise Hoeft of North Platte; sons Todd Fullerton of Bozeman, Mont., and Scott Fullerton of Valentine; and sisters Diane Thomas of Loveland, Colo., and Shirley Adkinson of Gordon.

* Funeral service for Algene “Genie” Briese, 90, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Atkinson, Jan. 10, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Genie Briese died Jan. 5 in Jackson’s Place at Dallas. Survivors include children Nicholas Svoboda of Omaha, Patrick Svoboda and wife Kathy of Bucyrus, Kan., Makayla Seger and husband Orville of Gilbert, Ariz., Rhondalyn Svoboda and husband Peter Cook of Colorado Springs, Colo., Vanessa Bauer of Omaha, Frank Svoboda and wife Cynthia of Mansfield, Mass., Genie Andrews and husband Bruce of Adams, Melissa Todora and husband Michael of Dallas, Michael Svoboda and wife Yadira of Prosper, Texas, and Martin Svoboda and wife Magdelana of Adams; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Linda Nekuda, 60, of Stuart, Jan. 8, in the Stuart Community Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Linda Nekuda died Jan. 4 in her home. Survivors include sons Kenny Meehan and wife Michelle of Stuart, and Darrick Nekuda of Stuart; two grandchildren; brother Harold Cadwallader and wife Judy of Buffalo, Mo.; and two uncles.

* Funeral service for Ferne C. Slaymaker, 94, of Atkinson, Jan. 8, in the Faith Wesleyan Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Ferne Slaymaker died Jan. 4 in her home. Survivors include daughters Evelyn Pena of Klamath Falls, Ore., Dorothy Campbell of Atkinson, and Bonnie Walton of O’Neill; sons Robert Slaymaker of Blanchard, Okla., Ed Slaymaker and wife Ki of Atkinson, and Roger Slaymaker of Atkinson; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and brother Albert Freouf of Erickson.

* A private family funeral service for Conner M. Jackman, 19, of Ainsworth, Jan. 7, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery. Conner Jackman died Jan. 1 near Ainsworth. Survivors include his father Aaron Jackman of Johnstown; mother Maureen Jackman of Ainsworth; brothers Kyle Jackman of Ainsworth and Aiden Jackman of Ainsworth; grandparents Jimmy Jackman and wife Connie of Johnstown, and Maxine Harty of Deer River, Minn.; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Adelia “Buttons” Davis, 87, of Stuart, Jan. 4, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson. Adelia Davis died Dec. 30 in her home. Survivors include her husband Jim Davis of Stuart; children Steve Davis and wife Patti of Decorah, Iowa, Terry Davis and wife Kathy of Atkinson, Lyle Davis and wife Gina of Cozad, Annette Spooner of Blair, Jackie Meisner and husband Richard of Kansas City, Mo., Pat Davis and wife Patty of Parker, Colo., and Lisa Troshynski and husband Marty of North Platte; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and brother Ed Walnofer of Stuart.

* Funeral service is pending for Arlene K. (McNally) Klein, 78, of O’Neill. Arlene Klein died Dec. 22 in her home. Burial will be held in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include sister-in-law Connie McNally of Ainsworth; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.