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Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 16 Apr 1998
Leota Alice CUMMING, 61
Born 18 Apr 1936 on farm in Boone Co., NE. Parents: Ben Parks and Frances Nygren. Attended St. Edward HS. 14 Oct 1953: married Earl Elwin "Pete" Cumming at Glenwood, IA. They farmed near St. Edward; later owned a dry cleaning business in Genoa, NE. Moved to Colon, and then to Osceola, NE. 1997: she moved to Pilger, NE. Died Tues. 14 Apr 1998 in Omaha, NE. Service: Fri. at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Burial later, at Boone Cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters, 2 sons, 5 gch. Also surviving: her mother and step-father, a brother, 2 stepsisters and a stepbrother. Predeceased by her husband (died 14 Aug 1996), and her father.
Note: her father - see Creston Centennial History: 1890-1990 page 307

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 26 Apr 1998
Effie DAHLSTEN, 82
Born 14 Mar 1916, Loretta, NE. Parents: Edward Cook and Effie May Nott. Family lived in Holt County, then moved to Pible Lake area to run a hotel. 26 Dec 1934: married Peter Dahlsten at Spalding, NE. They farmed/ranched south of Ericson next to the Cedar River. Mr. Dahlsten died 11 Dec 1990. 1997: Mrs. Dahlsten moved to Valley County Nursing Home. She died 23 Apr 1998 at Grand Island, NE. Service: Mon. at United Methodist Church, Ericson, NE. Burial: Pible Cemetery. Arrangements: T.J. Finn and Sons Funeral Home. Survivors: 3 sons, 3 daughters, several grandchildren; 2 sisters and a brother. Predeceased by husband, infant son Oakie (1947); five sisters, 2 brothers, 2 grandsons, etc.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 26 Apr 1998
Cody James MAJERUS, 5
Born 6 Jan 1993, Albion, NE. Parents: George & Cindy Majerus. Died Thurs. 23 Apr 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Mon. at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: parents, 2 brothers and a sister; 3 grandparents. Predeceased by a brother Zachary, and his grandfather, Peter Majerus.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 28 Apr 1998
Luella Mae "Susy" CUNNINGHAM, 74
Born 18 Nov 1923, Albion, NE. Parents: Kimball Nelson and Mary Berney. 11 Jul 1942: married Duane Cunningham at Bartlett, NE. They owned trucking business. Died Sat. 25 Apr 1998, Albion, NE. Service: Tues., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: husband, 2 daughters, 4 gch. Predeceased by a brother, Kim Nelson Jr.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 28 Apr 1998
Alethia "Babe" MARET, 87
Born 20 Aug 1910, Albion, NE. Parents: Frank Tuffs and Myrtie Ganzans. 1929 grad. Wood River HS. 22 Mar 1931: married Frank Maret at Kearney, NE. They lived at Gibbon and Wood River. Mr. Maret died 3 Jun 1989. Mrs. Maret died Sun. 26 Apr 1998, Wood River, NE. Service: Thurs., Apfel Funeral Home, Wood River. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Gibbon, NE. Survivors: 3 sons, 5 daughters. Predeceased by her husband, infant son Adelbert; 3 brothers and a sister.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 29 Apr 1998
Anna H. SHOTKOSKI, 83
Born 4 Apr 1915 at Petersburg, NE. Parents: John Eurek and Mary Bandur. 1933 grad. Loup City HS. Teacher (Howard & Sherman Counties). 24 Oct 1940: Married Edward "Fritz" Shotkoski at Ashton, NE. They farmed near Arcadia, NE. 1978: Moved to Loup City, NE. She died Tues. 28 Apr 1998 at Loup City, NE. Visitation: Thurs. at Higgins Funeral Home, Loup City. Service: Fri. at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Loup City. Survivors: 2 sons, 6 daughters, 17 gch., 2 g-gch.; 2 brothers, 1 sister. Predeceased by her husband and four sisters - Agnes, Josephine, Rose and Barbara.
Note: brother Mike Eurek was born 1917 in Sherman County. See his obit in GI Independent of 21 Jan 2006.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 13 May 1998
Amanda "Mandy" OLNES, 16
Born 21 Jan 1982, Norfolk, NE. Parents: Dale A. Olnes and Veronica L. Wirges. Cystic fibrosis since early childhood. Died Sat. 9 May 1998 at UN Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Thurs., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Petersburg, NE. Burial: church cemetery. Survivors: her parents, grandparents and 3 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 14 May 1998
Mary Genevieve LANDAUER, 64
Born 8 Mar 1934, Petersburg, NE. (Parents not named) President of People's First. Jul 1983: Resident of Fairbury, NE. Recently moved to Blue Valley Care Center at Hebron - where she died Mon. 11 May 1998. Visitation: Thurs. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Fri., at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion, NE. Burial: parish cemetery. Survivors: a sister & 3 brothers. Predeceased by her parents.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 19 May 1998
Sylvester J. SCHRAD, 80
Born 14 Mar 1918, Raeville, NE. Parents: Frank and Mary Schrad. Auto salesman. Died Sat. 16 May 1998 at Omaha, NE. Wake services: Tues. at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Westside Chapel, Omaha. Service: Wed. at St. Richard's Catholic Church with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha. Survivors: wife Sylvia, six sons, 11 gch.; a brother and 2 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 28 May 1998
Gerald M. THIEM, 74
Born 4 Mar 1924, Humphrey, NE. Parents: John Thiem and Mary Loeffler. About 1928, family moved to Petersburg, NE. 1946-47: US Army. 19 Jul 1946: married at Norfolk, NE. Farmer, mechanic, service director. They lived at Kearney, Hasting and then Grand Island, NE. Died Wed. 27 May 1998, Grand Island, NE. Visitation: Fri. at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home. Service: Sat., Faith United Methodist Church. Burial: Grand Island City Cemetery. Survivors: wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 9 gch.; a brother and a sister. Predeceased by 2 brothers & 2 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 29 May 1998
Virgil Charles PROROK, 61
Born 7 Sep 1936, Boone Co., NE. Parents: Charles F. Prorok and Agnes Kush. Construction worker. Died Wed. 27 May 1998, Omaha, NE. Visitation: Fri., at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Sat., St. Edward Catholic Church. Burial: parish cemetery. Survivors: 2 brothers & 2 sisters. Predeceased by his parents and 3 brothers - Ralph, Ray and Eddie.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 31 May 1998
Wilma Joy WALTER, 87
Born 27 Mar 1911, Coburg, Iowa. Parents: William James Parrott and Muriel Joy Keister. 1928 grad. Mason City HS. Accountant. Lived in Red Oak, IA; Mason City, IA. 1942: moved to California. 19 Apr 1953: married Charles Edwin Walter at Long Beach, CA. Her husband died in 1989; she moved to Albion, NE. Mrs. Walter died Thurs. 28 May 1998 at St. Edward, NE. Service: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Burial: Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery at Mason City, Iowa. Survivors: 3 step-sons. Predeceased by her parents, and a brother Willis.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 1 June 1998
Lavender Lynn BOYD, infant
Born and died 30 May 1998, Albion, NE. Parents: Mark Boyd and Lyla Kearney. Service: Mon., St. Edward Catholic Church. Burial at parish cemetery. Survived by her parents, 3 sisters, several grandparents.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 11 June 1998
Anna Marie HARRIS, 86
Born 26 Jul 1911, west of Osmond, NE. Parents: Mathia Petsche and Anna Marie Wlaschin. About 1917 the family moved to Spalding, NE, and later to Elgin, NE. 1930 grad. Elgin Public HS. 23 Feb 1933: married Ralph Harris at Raeville, NE. They farmed south of Albion, NE. Mrs. Harris died Mon. 8 Jun 1998 at Neligh, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Service: Friday, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial: parish cemetery. Survivors: 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Predeceased by her husband (died 17 Apr 1984); a brother Richard and a sister Frances.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 15 June 1998
Hazel L. MERIDITH, 90
Born 16 Jun 1907, Polk Co., NE. Parents: DeAlton Benson and Nellie Hill. 1925 grad. Osceola HS. 1932 grad. UN. Teacher. 3 Jun 1934: married Fred L. Meridith at Lincoln, NE. They lived at LeMars, Iowa, then Webster City Iowa. Moved to Clear Lake Iowa - until 1986 when moved to Lenexa, KS. Died Fri. 12 Jun 1998, Lenexa, KS. Service Tues. at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward, NE. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward. Suvivors: 2 sons, 5 gch., 2 g-gch. Predeceased by her husband (died 21 Jun 1995); two brothers: Gilbert and Emmet Benson.
Note: see Our Polk Co. Heritage, page 30 (Benson); Nebraskana page 111 (w/p)

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 19 June 1998
Marie BRICKEL, 78
Born 19 Dec 1919, Albion, NE. Parents: Fredrick Cook and Theresa Muller. 7 Sep 1939: married Clarence R. Brickel at Bartlett, NE. They lived in Fullerton, NE. Died Thurs. 18 Jun 1998, Grand Island, NE. Service: Mon., Palmer Funeral Home, Fullerton. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: her husband and a daughter, 2 gch. Predeceased by son Clarence Clay Brickel in 1972.
Note: Father's name was given as Fredrick Brickel on above date, modified to Fredrick COOK in the obit on the next day.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 22 June 1998
Kenneth D. MOORE, 77
Born 4 Nov 1920, Albion, NE. (Parents not named) Family moved near Bartlett, NE. WW II: US Army Air Force. 15 Mar 1956: married Mary J. Wollen at Albion. They lived at Cedar Rapids, NE. Died Sat. 20 June at Cedar Rapids. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Tues. United Methodist Church. Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Survivors: 2 sons and one daughter; 2 gch.; a brother. Predeceased by his wife; 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 23 June 1998
Marvin Lloyd WHEELER, 54
Born 15 Nov 1943, Norfolk, NE. Parents: Lloyd Wheeler and Pearl Harbottle. Started school in Albion, NE; finished in Missouri. Lived in Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA. Resident of Onawa, IA. Died Sat. 20 Jun 1998 at Whiting, IA. Prayer Service: Tues., Pearson Funeral Home, Onawa, IA. Service: Wed. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Burial: Wed. in Evergreen Memorial Park, Omaha, NE. Survivors: 3 daughters; and a sister living in Colorado.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 30 June 1998
Clara M. CAMP, 87
Born 4 Apr 1911, North Branch area (east of Petersburg), Boone County, NE. Parents: Gullick Hovelsrud and Martha Levos. Grad. Elgin HS. WW II: Women's Army Aux. Corps. 31 Dec 1946: married Joseph D. Camp in Madison Co., NE. They lived in several places including Cambridge and Lincoln, NE. Jun 1995: moved to Albion, NE. Died Sun. 28 Jun 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Thurs., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Petersburg, NE. Survivor: husband. Predeceased by 3 siblings: Marie Mannlein, Grand and Gordon Hovelsrud.

Grand Island Independent - Wed 1 July 1998
William Milton LAUDENKLOS, 97
Born 15 Jan 1901, Shelby, NE. Parents: Adolph Laudenklos and Katherine Eale. 1 Nov 1923: married Lillian Fritzges at Council Bkufufs, Iowa. They farmed near St. Edward; moved into town in 1982. Died Sun. 28 Jun 1998, St. Edward, NE. Service: Wed. at United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, St. Edward. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements: Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Survivors: a daughter, 4 gch., 6 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by his wife (died 6 Jan 1998), a son Lloyd; a grandson, 4 brothers & 3 sisters.
Note: see 1920 Fed. Census NE - Shell Creek Twp, Platte, NE ED198 p3a D42 F43 (w/p)

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 3 Jul 1998
Judson Barclay J.B. Gallion, 93
Born 17 Nov 1904, Grinnell, KS. Parents: Harry Gallion and Anne Warren. 1924 grad. Chester HS (Thayer Co., NE). 2 Jun 1931: married Gladys Woodward at Chester, NE. Business owner. 1966: They moved to Albion. Mrs. Gallion died 1 May 1996. Mr. Gallion died Mon. 29 Jun 1998 at Albion. Visitation: Sun. Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Mon. at United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Chester Cemetery. Survivors: a daughter, 2 sons, 13 gch., 21 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by his wife, a grandson; 2 brothers - Richard & Arthur; a sister Elizabeth.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 6 Jul 1998
Kerry PHILMALEE, 46
Born 10 Nov 1951 at Columbus, NE. Parents: Ronald Philmalee and Kathryn Vollbrecht. 1970 grad. Albion HS. Moved to Washington, DC. Statistician for FBI, computer engineer. Resident of Alexandria, VA. Died Thurs. 2 Jul 1998 at Alexandria, VA. Visitation: Tues. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed. at Loretto Methodist Church. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE. Survivors: his mother and four sisters, 2 brothers; two grandmothers. Predeceased by his father and two grandfathers: Clarence Vollbrecht and Cecil Philmalee.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 6 Jul 1998
Gerald William "Jerry" SEIER, 47
Born 25 Jun 1951, Norfolk, Madison, NE. Parents: Bernard Seier and Leona Temme. Baptized at St. Petersburg, NE. 1969 grad. Albion HS. Farmer, business owner. 28 Dec 1974: married Marcia at Albion. Died Fri., 3 Jul 1998 at hospital in Lincoln, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: wife, a son, 2 daughters.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 9 Jul 1998
George Clarence ANDERSON, 86
Born 21 Sep 1911 on farm east of St. Edward, NE. Parents: George Anderson Sr. and Maude Simpson. 9 Oct 1932: married Elaine at Palestine Baptist Church. They farmed in Palestine community until 1980 when moved into town. Mr. Anderson died Mon. 6 Jul 1998 at St. Edward, NE. Visitation: Wed. at Miller-Levander Funeral Home. Service: Thurs. at Palestine Baptist Church. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward. Survivors: his wife, a son, a daughter, 3 gch., 2 g-gch.; a brother. Predeceased by 2 brothers - an infant and John; 2 sisters - Margaret and Mary.
Note: see Hist. of Platte Co. by Curry pp 220-1, 586; 1920 Fed. Census - Woodville Twp, Platte, NE ED201 p5a D33 F32 (w/p)

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 9 Jul 1998
Francis William "Fritz" YILK, 86
Born 12 May 19112, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Florian H. Y8ilk and Katherine Hoelscher. Grad. of Hastings Business College. Married Margaret Day. Lived in Grand Island, NE. Died 11 Jun 1998 at Danville, KY. Service: Sat., Butler Volland Funeral Home, Hastings, NE. Burial: Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, NE. Survivors: a daughter, a son, 10 gch., 3 g-gch. Predeceased by his wife, daughter Judith Thompson and brother Charles Yilk.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 11 Jul 1998
William "Dale" SMITH, 76
Born 1 Jun 1922, Wolbach, NE. Parents: Harley Smith and Minnie Schoening. Grew up in Nance County, NE. 24 Dec 1941: married at Yuma, AZ. 1942-1947: US Army Air Corps. After war, farmed near Albion, NE. Died Wed. 8 Jul 1998 at Veteran's Home, Grand Island, NE. Service: Sat. at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. Burial: Burkett Cemetery on grounds of the Vet's Home. Survivors: wife, 2 daughters, 5 gch., 2 g-gch. Predeceased by a brother Dewey Henry Smith.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 20 Jul 1998
James Henry LANGAN, 87
Born 5 Jan 1911, on farm south of Cedar Rapids, NE. 15 Jun 1931: married Margaret Gordon at Cedar Rapids. They farmed. Mrs. Langan died in 1974. Mr. Langan died Sun. 19 Jul 1998 near Cedar Rapids, NE. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Wed. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial: church cemetery. Survivors: 3 sons, a daughter, 29 gch., 51 g-gch., 2 gg-gch. Also living - a brother and two sisters. Predeceased by his wife, son Daniel, daughter Noreen; 2 sisters - Nellie Presher and Florence Braddock; an infant brother Ronald Lee.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 7 Aug 1998
Gerard "Gardy" MICEK, 68
Born 24 Sep 1929, Fullerton, NE. Parents: Joseph K. Micek and Helen Uzendoski. 1946 grad. Fullerton HS. 30 May 1955: married Margaret at St. Edward, NE. They lived at Omaha, NE. 1957: moved to St. Edward. Died Wed. 5 Aug 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Fri., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Sat., St. Edward's Catholic Church. Burial: church cemetery. Survivors: wife, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 10 gch.; 6 brothers, 4 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 9 Aug 1998
Harold E. KVAM, 79
Born 6 Nov 1918, Boone Co., NE. Parents: Knud K. Kvam and Minnie E. Wolfe. Grad. Albion HS. Farmed near Albion, NE. Moved to Newman Grove, NE. Died Fri. 7 Aug 1998, Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Mon., Immanuel-Zion Llutheran Church near Albion. Burial: North Branch East Cemetery near Petersburg, NE. Survivors: 3 nieces. Predeceased by sister Evelyn Kvam, and half-brother Rev. Elmer Brewer. Memorials: the church or Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home, Newman Grove, NE.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 14 Aug 1998
Earl Norman HANEL, 85
Born 30 Aug 1912, Lindsay, NE. Parents: Jerry F. Hanel and Ruth Samuelson. Attended school in Albion, NE. 17 Jul 1938: married Neva L. Parrot at Albion. 1944-45: US Navy. Later lived in Grand Island, NE. Mrs. Hanel died 30 Aug 1997. Mr. Hanel died Wed., 12 Aug 1998 at Grand Island, NE. Visitation: Sun., Apfel-Butler-Geddes funeral Home, Grand Island. Service: Mon., Gollaher chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial at St. Edward. Survivors: 2 grandsons. Predeceased by his wife, and a son Earl N. Hanel Jr. (died in 1997).

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 16 Oct 1998
Joseph B. HASCHKE, 55
Born 6 Jul 1943, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Bernard J. Haschke and Fern Homan. 1961 grad. Cedar Rapids HS. 1965-67: US Army. 24 Jan 1970: Married in Omaha, NE. Resident: Grand Island, NE. Employee of New Holland. Died Wed. 14 Oct 1998, Grand Island, NE. Visitation: Fri. at Kleine Funeral Home. Service: Sat. at St. Leo's Catholic Church. Burial: Grand Island Cemetery. Survivors: wife, 1 son and 1 daughter; his parents, 5 sisters and 2 brothers.

Grand Island Independent - Sun. 8 Nov 1998
Harold P. NAEVE, 77
Born 11 Jan 1921 near Albion, NE. Parents: Detlaf Naeve and Mary Gerber. 1938 grad. Albion HS. 3 Feb 1943: married at Columbus, NE. They farmed near Albion; moved into town in 1980. Died Fri. 6 Nov 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Sun., Levander Funeral Home. Service: Mon., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: wife, son, daughter, 5 gch. Predeceased by 3 sisters: Margaret Wheeler, Bertha Gerber and Laura Pribile. Also deceased, 3 brothers - Bill, John and Ernest.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 10 Nov 1998
Mildred L FOOTE, 93
Born 8 Feb 1905, St. Edward, NE. Parents: William Lawrence and Annetta Phillips. Grad. of St. Edward HS. Teacher. Lived in Omaha before moved to CA in early 1940s. 3 Nov 1945: married Burtes Foote. They lived in Glendale & Sun Valley, CA. Mrs. Foote died Wed. 4 Nov 1998 at Palm Desert, CA. Service: Wed. at Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward, NE. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE. Survivors: a sister-in-law. Predeceased by her husband, a sister Evelyn Collins and 3 brothers: George, Clyde and Earl.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 12 Nov 1998
Gladys "Lucille" JENSEN, 71
Born 11 Apr 1927 on farm near Greeley, NE. Parents: Elmer Burke and Esther Allinder. Grad. of Greeley HS. 29 Aug 1948: married Eugene Jensen at Greeley. They farmed at St. Edward, NE. Died Mon. 9 Nov 1998 at Albion, NE. Service: Thurs., St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, Lindsay, NE. Burial: church cemetery. Arrangements: Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Survivors: husband, 2 daughters, 2 sons, t gch; a borther and 3 sisters. Predeceased by sister Elaine McManus.
Note: see Lindsay, Nebraska 1888-1988 page 68 (Jensen)

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 12 Nov 1998
Alfred Henry Adolph RIECK, 93
Born 29 Jan 1905, north of Primrose, NE. Parents: Adolph Rieck and Anna Yeager. 2 Aug 1931: married Irma Neidhardt at Albion, NE. They farmed near the county line on Hwy 91. Retired to Albion in 1973. Mr. Rieck died Mon. 9 Nov 1998 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Thurs., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service Fri., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: wife, 2 daughters, 6 gch., 9 g-gch. Predeceased by brothers Bill and Herman.
Note: wife died 4 Oct 2004.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 24 Nov 1998
Francis Ray "Joe" WAID, 76
Born 20 Sep 1922 at Pilger, NE. Parents: Joseph Virgil and Sceva Fannie Waid. 1940 grad. Wisner HS. WW II: US Navy. Twice married. 1949 grad. UNL, pharmacist. Resident of Albion, NE. Died Sat. 21 Nov 1998 at Albion. Service: Wed. at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: wife Dolores; 3 sons, 4 daughters; 2 step-children, 12 gch.; a sister. Predeceased by sister Ethel Clark.

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 31 Dec 1998
Raymond Joseph CHOYESKI, 81
Born 19 Mar 1917 on farm near Belgrade, NE. 4 Mar 1946: married Margaret Zimmerman at St. Edward, NE. They farmed in Boone and Nance Counties; moved to St. Edward in 1977. Died Mon. 28 Dec 1998 in auto accident near Genoa, NE. Service: Sat. at St. Edward's Catholic church. Burial: church cemetery. Survivors: a son, 2 daughter, 7 gch.; 2 brothers. Predeceased by 2 brothers, Edward and Sebastian; and a sister Martha.
Note: see 1920 Fed. Census - Cedar Twp, Nance, NE ED165 p3A D38 F38 (w/p)

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 4 Jan 1999
Donna Rae CAMP, 75
Born 11 jan 1923 near Petersburg, NE. Parents: Louis Levos and Manfreda Faye Thomas. 1940 grad. Petersburg HS. Lived in Omaha and Lincoln, NE. 17 Sep 1944: married Harold J. Camp at Topeka. 1946: they moved to Petersburg, NE. She died Sar., 2 Jan 1999 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Mon., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Tues., Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Petersburg. Survivors: husband, 2 sons, a daughter, 7 gch., 5 g-gch. Also surviving, one brother. Predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Shelby Kay Camp.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 5 Jan 1999
Catherine "Pauline" HEMMINGSEN, 83
Born 10 Aug 1915 near Silver Creek, NE. Parents: Edmund Raymond "Ned" Kershaw and Margaret mary Bowe. 1933 grad. Silver Creek HS. Teacher. 8 Jun 1937: married Theodore "Ted" Hemmingsen at Omaha, NE. They farmed near Primrose; then moved into town. She died Sun., 3 Jan 1999 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed., Presbyterian Church, Primrose. Burial: Dublin Cemetery. Survivors: 2 daughters, 1 son, 12 gch., 8 g-gch. Also surviving: 4 sisters. Predeceased by her husband (died 24 Aug 1988) 2 brothers - Don Kershaw and Edmund "Junior" Kershaw; a granddaughter.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 9 Jan 1999
Marjorie (Schleigh) LIEBBE, 71
Born 20 Sep 1927, Spalding, NE. 1945: married Sylvester Sandman at Petersburg, NE. 1971: married Bruce Liebbe. Previously resided at Grand Island, NE; then moved to Lakewood, CO. Died 6 Dec 1998. Services in CO and MO. Burial in Springfield, MO. Survivors: 2 sons, 2 daughters, several gch.; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 12 Jan 1999
John G. HAUN, 85
Born 17 Nov 1913 on farm in Wheeler Co., NE. Parents: Joseph J. Haun and Mary A. Herker. WW II: US Army. Farmer. Died Sun. 10 Jan 1999 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Tues., Dolce Scheef Mortuary, Spalding, NE. Service: Wed., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Spalding, NE. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Spalding. Survivors: 5 sisters. Predeceased by sister Angela Hewitt, and an infant brother Raymond.

Grand Island Independent obit - Wed. 13 Jan 1999
Edna Pearl BARRETT, 89
Born18 Oct 1909 at Broken Bow, NE. Parents: William Ward Henman and Merle Nancy Brakeman. 2 May 1925: married Floyd Eugene Barrett at Broken Bow, NE. They lived at Lillian and then Broken Bow. Presbyterian. Mr. Barrett died 4 Feb 1975. Mrs. Barrett died Sun. 10 Jan 1999 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Wed., Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Service: Thurs., Govier Bros. Mortuary, Broken Bow. Burial: Broken Bow Cem. Survivors: 3 daughters, 7 gch., 23 g-gch., 9 gg-gch; a brother.Predeceased by her husband; 2 sisters - Ethel Oxford and Eva Marsh; 2 brothers - Charley and Richard Henman.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 19 Jan 1999
Norbert W. DINGWERTH, 83
Born 6 Apr 1915, Raeville, NE. Parents: Edward Dingwerth & Josephine Seier. Educated at Raeville and St. Libory, NE. 16 Apr 1941: married Frances T. Cordes at St. Libory. WW II: US Army. After war they lived in Grand Island, NE. 1958: moved to McCook, NE. 1991: returned to Grand Island, NE. 12 Feb 1994: married Eileen Clausen at Central City, NE. Mr. Dingwerth died Mon. 18 Jan 1999 at Grand Island, NE. Service: Thurs., St. Leo's Catholic Church. Burial: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Island. Arrangements: Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. Survivors: his second wife, 2 daughters; 3 step sons and a step daughter. Also surviving: gch & g-gch.; 3 brothers & a sister. Predeceased by his first wife (she died 16 Dec 1991).

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 19 Jan 1999
John S. KRUEGER, 83
Born 20 Jun 1915 south of Ithaca, NE. Parents: John A. Krueger and Gladys L. Soland. 1934-37: owned business in Ithaca. 1938: moved to farm east of Petersburg, NE. 1941: moved to Los Angeles, CA. 8 Aug 1942: married Bernice L. Koenig in California. They moved to Ithaca, and in 1947 to farm near St. Edward, NE. He died Sat. 16 Jan 1999 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Tues., Miller-Levander Funeral Home, St. Edward. Service: Wed., St. Edward Catholic Church. Burial: parish cemetery. Survivors: 3 daughters, 2 sons, 10 gch., 2 g-gch.; 3 sisters & 4 brothers. Mrs. Krueger died 29 Dec 1990.

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 19 Jan 1999
Evelyn M. QUITER, 89
Born 16 Dec 1909, Lindsay, NE. Parents: Anton Husemann and Mary Gasper. 1928 grad. Lindsay HS. 2 Jan 1934: married Anthony Quiter at Lindsay. They lived in Albion, NE. Mr. Quiter died in 1967. 1976: Mrs. Quiter moved to Omaha, NE. She died there Thurs. 13 Jan 1999. Wake: Thurs, Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial: church cemetery. Survivors: 4 daughters, 8 gch., 5 g-gch.; a brother & 2 sisters. Predeceased by her husband; a son Robert, and a brother Mike Huseman.
Note: see 1920 Fed. Census Lindsay Village, Platte Co., NE ED197 p2a D28 (w/p)

Grand Island Independent - Tues. 26 Jan 1999
Doris Magdalene HARBOTTLE, 81
Born 23 Jun 1917, Osceola, NE. Parents: Frederick Luft and Esther Bartlett. Attended school in Merrick, Polk and Boone Counties. 1936 grad. at Albion, NE. 17 Jun 1945: married Cecil John Harbottle at the Congregational parsonage. Housekeeper, bookkeeper. Husband died in 1978. Mrs. Harbottle died Sat. 23 Jan 1999 at Albion. Visitation: Tues., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Wed. at United Church of Christ, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivors: a son, a step-son, 12 gch., 16 g-gch., 3 gg-gch.; 3 sisters. Predeceased by her husband, 4 gch., and a brother Glenn Luft.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 29 Jan 1999
Frances "Lorraine" RUPPRECHT, 85
Born 9 Aug 1913, Greeley, NE. Parents: James C. McDonald and Frances Agnes Moncrieff. 25 Nov 1940: married Louis R. Rupprecht at Greeley, NE. They lived in Cedar Rapids, NE where family had hardware/furniture store. Mr. Rupprecht died 29 Jul 1983. 1990: Mrs. Rupprecht moved to Lincoln, NE. She died Wed. 27 Jan 1999 at Waverly, NE. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Service: Fri., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial: church cemetery. Survivors: 2 sons and a daughter, 3 gch. Predeceased by her husband and a son Robert.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 6 Feb 1999
Mary "Lucille" SMITH, 77
Born 31 May 1921, Creston, NE. Parents: Leighton Foreman and Katherin Sievers. Attended school in Peterburg and Albion. 16 Mar 1940: married Charles V. Smith at Bartlett, NE. 1950: moved to Grand Island, NE. Mrs. Smith died Thurs., 4 Feb 1999 at Grand Island, NE. Visitation: Sun., Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home, Grand Island. Graveside service: Mon., Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors: husband, 2 brothers & a sister. Predeceased by brother, Clarence Foreman; and 2 sisters - Velma Cooper and Florence Peterson.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 17 Feb 1999
John L. GRAY, 79
Born 5 Aug 1919, Albion, NE. Parents: Jehu Gray and Eliza Watson. Raised in Wheeler Co., NE. 1945-46: US Army. Lived in Des Moines, IA. 1998: moved to Veterans Home. Died Fri., 12 Feb 1999, Grand Island, NE. Service: Wed., All Faiths Chapel of Veterans Home. Burial: Burkett Cemetery (at Veterans Home). Survivors: 2 daughters, 12 gch., 7 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by his son, Ralph; an infant granddaughter; 3 sisters; 2 brothers (one an infant).

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 18 Feb 1999
Ellen Frances CURRAN, 97
Born 4 Feb 1902, on farm near Randolph, NE. Parents: William Sohler and Pauline Denner. 1918 grad. Belden HS. Teacher. 21 May 1931: Married John T. Curran at Belden, NE. They lived in Albion, NE. Mr. Curran died 25 Oct 1987. Mrs. Curran died Sat. 13 Feb 1999 at Clay Center, NE. Visitation: Fri., Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Sat., St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion, NE. Burial: parish cemetery. Survivors: 3 sons, 2 daughters, 21 gch., 39 g-gch.; a sister. Predeceased by her husband;a gch.; 2 brothers & 3 sisters.
Note: seeWho's Who in Nebraska, Boone chapter, p49

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 25 Feb 1999
Beulah O. "Peggy" WALLIN, 81
Born 3 Apr 1917, Boone Co., NE. Parents: Peter Haave and Hazel James. 3 Dec 1936: married John A. Wallin at Brainard, MN. Lived at Newman Grove, NE; then Hastings, NE. Mrs. Wallin died Mon., 22 Feb 1999 at Hastings. Prayer service: Fri., Butler-Volland Chapel, Hastings. Burial: Sat., Rose Hill Evangelical Free Cemetery, Newman Grove, NE. Survivors:3 sons, 8 gch., 15 g-gch.; a brother in California. Predeceased by her husband; a sister Lavern Conner.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 27 Feb 1999
John B. "Jack" ANDERSON, 92
Born 8 Jan 1907, Trenton, NE. Parents: George Arthur & Susan Belle Anderson. Family lived at Bingham and Ainsworth. About 1920, he moved to Albion and lived with grandmother Phoebe Bussell. 1924 grad. of Western Tri City Barber College, Omaha, NE. 2 June 1935: married Hazel Hutchinson. Owned barber shop in Albion until 1969, then owned shop in Petersburg, NE. "He was proclaimed the longest practicing professional barber in Nebraska by former Gov. Ben Nelson on May 16, 1995." Died Wed., 24 Feb 1999 at Albion. Service: Sat., United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Survivor: a daughter. Predeceased by his wife (died 19989), and 7 brothers - Orville, George, Ralph, Merrill, Clair, Chester and a baby brother.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 3 Mar 1999
Lloyd "Yogi" Baer, 64
Born 5 Sep 1934, Bellwood (Butler Co.), NE. Parents: Ben Baer and Nell Donohoe. Attended UNL. Moved to Norfolk, NE. Business owner, truck driver. 2 Dec 1995: married at Madison, NE and lived there. Died Mon. 1 Mar 1999 at Norfolk, NE. Service: Thurs. Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE. Survivors: his wife, 2 sons, a daughter, a step-son & 3 step-daughters; a brother & 2 sisters. Predeceased by his parents, an infant brother and a sister, Bertha Mary Rauscher.

Grand Island Independent obit - Fri. 5 Mar 1999
Lillian C. SALESTROM, 94
Born 5 Nov 1904, Boone Co., NE. Parents: Swan Niklasson and Augusta Anderson. Educated: St. Edward and Salem (Platte Co.) areas. 5 Jul 1930: Married Orville T. Salestrom at Albion, NE. They farmed near there until 1937; moved to Grand Island. Mrs. Salestrom died Wed. 3 Mar 1999 at Adams (Gage Co.), NE. Visitation: Fri. at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home, Grand Island. Service: Sat. at Messiah Lutheran Church. Burial: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Island, NE. Survivors: a daughter, a son, 10 gch., 17 g-gch., 4 gg-gch. Predeceased by her husband, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
Note: For her family, see 1920 Fed. Census NE ED200 p3b D45 F45: Walker Twp, Platte, NE

Grand Island Independent - Thurs. 4 Nov 1999
Ruth W. SULLIVAN, 87
Born 3 Jun 1912, Albion, NE. Parents: Robert N. Hastings and Anna May Wisely. Married Joseph L. Sulllivan; they lived in Grand Island, NE. Mrs. Sullivan died Tues. 2 Nov 1999, Grand Island, NE. Service: Sat. at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial: Grand Island City Cemetery. Survivors: a son and a daughter, 7 gch., 3 g-gch.; 1 sister. Predeceased by her husband (died 1988), son Joseph Jr.; six brothers & a sister.

Grand Island Independent - Sat. 6 Nov 1999
Myrtle Amelia YOUNG, 89
Born 26 Sep 1910, Akron, NE. Parents: William Lingel and Nancy Hibbs. Attended District 53 School. 15 Feb 1933: Married Raymond W. Young at Neligh, NE. They farmed near Akron and Loretto, then moved to Albion in 1956. Mrs. Young died Wed. 3 Nov 1999 at Albion, NE. Service: Mon. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Burial: Akron Cemetery. Survivors: 1 son, 2 daughters, 14 gch.; 1 sister. Predeceased by her husband, 2 brothers: Sidney and Earl Lingel; 3 sisters: Eva Shaver, Jennie Hunter and Ethel Wilson.

Grand Island Independent - Mon. 8 Nov 1999
Katherine Elaine FREESE, 56
Born 24 Nov 1942, Albion, NE. Parents: Leonard Walter Kelly and Rowena Maxine Wooten. 1961 grad. Albion HS. 17 Apr 1962: Married Jack Freese. 1967: Moved to Creston, IA. Mrs. Freese died Sat. 6 Nov 1999 at Creston, IA. Visitation: Tues. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion, NE. Service: Wed. at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Survivors: husband, 2 daughters, 2 gch.; a brother and five sisters. Predeceased by her parents.

Grand Island Independent obit - Tues. 9 Nov 1999
Margaret OTT, 86
Born 5 Nov 1913, Loretto, NE. 1938: Married Wallace Ott. Mr. Ott died in 1992. Mrs. Ott died Sun. 7 Nov 1999 at Springfield, MO. Service Thurs at Greenlawn North Funeral Home, Springfield. Survivors: 3 daughters, 5 gch., 9 g-gch.; 1 sister. Predeceased by her husband and a son Rodney. Memorials: Boys and Girls Club of Springfield, MO.

Grand Island Independent - Wed. 10 Nov 1999
Marjorie Jean FREY, 76
Born 13 Oct 1923, Cedar Rapids, NE. Parents: Ed Nearhood and Leda Hackney. 1941 grad. Cedar Rapids HS. 25 Aug 1947: Married Walter Frey at Cedar Rapids. They farmed west of Albion, moved to town in 1991. Mrs. Frey died Mon. 8 Nov 1999 at Albion, NE. Visitation: Wed. at Levander Funeral Home. Service: Thurs. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial at church cemetery. Surviviors: husband, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 18 gch., 2 g-gch. Predeceased by 3 brothers: Gerald, Kenton, and Donald Nearhood; one sister, "Corkie".

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 12 Nov 1999
Agnes Eileen "Pat" BRIESE, 76
Born 24 Jun 1923, Oakdale, NE. Parents: John Patrick Murphy and Margaret Carraher. Grad. Tilden HS. 1945-46: US Navy. 24 Nov 1947: Married Marvin E. Briese at Tilden, NE. They farmed near Albion. Mrs. Briese died Wed. 10 Nov 1999 at Albion, NE. Service: Fri. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Albion. Burial at church cemtery. Arrangements: Levander Funeral Home. Survivors: husband, 2 daughters, one son, 7 gch; 4 g-gch; 3 sisters. Predeceased by 2 brothers: Mark and Maurice Murphy; and a sister, Alice McDonald.

Grand Island Independent - Fri. 19 Nov 1999
Mildred Irene WATHEN, 91
Born 31 Jan 1908, Newman Grove, NE. Parents: Clarence E. Matson and Selma C. Borg. 1927 grad. Newman Grove HS. 4 Apr 1942: Married Herbert E. Wathen at Fremont, NE. They lived at St. Edward, NE. 1960: moved to Pierce, NE. 1978: to Hastings, NE. 1982: Returned to St. Edward, NE. Died Wed. 17 Nov 1999, at Albion, NE. Visitation: Fri. at Levander Funeral Home, Albion. Service: Sat. at United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, NE. Survivor: one sister. Predeceased: husband (1982); 3 brothers: Elton, Eugene and Dale Matson; and a sister Blanche Hartjoy.

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