Shirley R. Goebel
Hastings resident Shirley R. (Lewis) Goebel, 70, of 630 N. Sixth Ave. died Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, at her home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ted Brust officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Mrs. Goebel was born March 18, 1926, to Burna A. and Mary G. (Mason) Lewis in Burton. She moved to Hastings from Burton in 1944. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School. On Dec. 12, 1953, she married Thomas R. Goebel. He died Feb. 14, 1971. She was a homemaker and a foster grandparent at Pooh Corner Day Care.
She was a member of North Shore Assembly of God Church and Foster Grandparents.
Survivors are one daughter, Mary K. Hock of Hastings; one son, Jerry J. of Hastings; one sister, Glenna R. d of Hastings; and three grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Terry R.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Herbert H. Polage
Geneva resident Herbert H. Polage, 85, died Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, in Geneva.
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home in Hebron with the Rev. Sylvia Cross officiating. Burial was planned in Belvidere Cemetery at Belvidere.
Mr. Polage was born Feb. 28, 1911, to August Lewis and Luella Polage near Alexandria.
He is survived by a sister, Lorraine Miller of Orange, Calif.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to the family in care of Fern Polage, P.O. Box 157, Alexandria, NE 68303-0157.
Daykin resident Frank Cecrle, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, in Lincoln.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Daykin. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery at Daykin. Farmer and Son Funeral Home-Kotas Chapel in Milligan is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Dean of Hastings; two daughters; one brother; three sisters, including Agnes Kral of Geneva and Leona Kassik of Milligan; and seven grandchildren.
Elsie J. Johnson
Former Macon resident Elsie J. (Kruse) Johnson, 66, of Kearney died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Kearney with the Rev. David deFreese officiating. Burial will be in Kearney Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8:30 p.m. today at Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney and prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Mrs. Johnson was born June 4, 1930, to Herman and Joan (Arnold) Kruse in Macon. She grew up and attended school in the Macon area. On Oct. 29, 1947, she married Lorenz R. Johnson at the Zion Lutheran Church in Macon. They lived in Holdrege, Macon and Hildreth before moving to Kearney in 1962. She was a unit secretary at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She retired in 1995.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Kearney and the VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Sharon J. Maul of Hastings, Karen A. Geiger of Kearney and Sheila M. Marx of Omaha; two sons, Larry L. and Lanny L., both of Kearney; one brother, John Kruse of Hildreth; two sisters, Marie Casper of Hildreth and Lavena Crause of Haigler; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Michael; two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to the Elsie Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Nursing.
Isadore F. Cuba
Hastings resident Isadore F. Cuba, 84, of 931 S. Lincoln Ave. died Friday, Dec. 13, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Rosary is 10:15 a.m. and services are 10:30 a.m., both Tuesday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cuba was born July 17, 1912, to John Sr. and Mary (Zelanzny) Cuba in Silver Creek. On April 8, 1947, he married Veronica Ksiazek. They farmed near Silver Creek. In 1961 they moved to Hastings.
He was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and the Eagles Club.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mary Anne Bramble of Hastings and Kay Borden of Juniata; two sons, Fred of Hastings and Jr. of Glenvil; one sister, Dorothy Tarnik of Grand Island; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by eight sisters and six brothers.
Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
Sadie A. Smidt
Hastings resident Sadie Ann (Moore) Smidt, 96, of Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Barbara Spangler officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr.
Mrs. Smidt was born Oct. 23, 1900, to Hiram E. and May (McIntosh) Moore in Grand Island. She moved to Pauline with her family at an early age. She attended Pauline Public School. On Nov. 21, 1918, she married John G. Smidt. He died in 1978. She was employed by the Naval Ammunition Depot for 10 years. She also was a homemaker. She moved to Hastings in 1987.
She was a member of Pauline Methodist Church and was a life member of Women's Society of Christian Service.
Survivors are four daughters, Carolyn Chicoine of Burlington, Vt., Doris Solomon of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Betty Snow of Pauline and Bonnie Doyen of Hastings; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Blue Valley Cemetery Association.
Keith W. Nielsen
Hastings resident Keith W. Nielsen, 67, of 1211 Westwood Terrace died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at his home.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Carl W. Utley officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date.
Mr. Nielsen was born July 4, 1929, to Joseph and Marie (Hersleff) Nielsen in Aurora. He graduated from Aurora High School. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53. On Aug. 28, 1955, he married Mabel Morgan. He graduated from Hastings College in 1956. In 1955 he began working for Western Plastics Corp. He retired in 1980 as executive vice president in charge of accounting.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, of which he was past deacon; American Legion, VFW and Hastings Elks Club, of which he was past exalted ruler. He was a past member of the Eagles and Kiwanis clubs.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Greg of Queen Creek, Ariz.; one daughter, Rebecca Nielsen of McCook; two sisters, Audrey Peterson and Joyce Nielsen, both of Lincoln; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son and one sister.
Memorials may be given to Adams County Cancer Society or Adams County Red Cross.
Former Hastings resident Alexander Oscar Brouillette, 86, of Penasquitos, Calif., died Thursday, Nov. 28, 1996, in San Diego.
Memorial services were Dec. 2 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in San Diego. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. Poway-Bernardo Mortuary of Poway, Calif., was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brouillette was born Aug. 8, 1910, to Joseph and Nathalie Brouillette in Campbell. On Nov. 24, 1931, he married Viola Marcek. They moved to Glendale in 1937. He worked in the aircraft industry during World War II. He later was a contractor and house painter for 20 years. In 1989 they moved to Penasquitos. His wife died Feb. 18, 1996, in San Diego.
Survivors are one son, DeLano A. of Penasquitos; one daughter, Sandra Brouillette-Jobe of Clinton, Wash.; one brother, Leo of Hastings; three sisters, Helena Miller, Augustine Consbruck and Phyllis Bassett, all of Hastings; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by six sisters.
Willard M. Goldenstein
Former Clay County resident Willard M. Goldenstein, 78, of Grand Island died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at St. Francis Medical Center.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home chapel in Grand Island. Burial will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery west of Glenvil. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Goldenstein was born July 27, 1918, to Siebolt and Katherine (Eich) Goldenstein in Inland. He attended school in Glenvil and Harvard. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II (1941-1945) in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters. After his discharge from the service he worked at Burlington Truck Lines in Hastings. On April 2, 1956, he married Jean Hyatt in Smith Center, Kan. In 1980 he retired from Burlington Truck Lines after 35 years of service.
Survivors are his wife; five daughters, Kelly Thomas, Dee Ann Weekly and Su Pemberton, all of Grand Island, Vickie Sweet of Guthrie, Okla., and Pam Moore of Sumter, S.C.; two sons, Will Davis of Stillwater, Okla., and Tony Elsby of England; one sister, Louise Perry of California; 23 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Robert L. Chase Sr.
Hastings resident Robert L. "Sarge" Chase Sr., 69, of 403 Circle I died Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at his home.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Family burial will be at a later date.
Mr. Chase was born May 5, 1927, to Raymond and Hazel (Trobaugh) Chase in Hastings. He served in the Seabees from 1944-47 and the U.S. Army from 1948-67. He served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was an army ranger. On Nov. 4, 1950, he married Josephine Augugliaro in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He was a member of American Legion and DAV.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Susan Chase of New York; four sons, Raymond of California, John of New York, and Robert Jr. and Michael, both of Hastings; one sister, Evelyn Rothfuss of California; two brothers, Raymond of Arizona and James of California; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother and infant sister.
Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Hospice.
LeRoy 'Pud' Yarrington
Franklin resident LeRoy "Pud" Yarrington, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Franklin Nursing Center in Franklin.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin with the Rev. Richard L. Dimond officiating. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin.
Mr. Yarrington was born April 20, 1911, to Edward and Flora May (Secrest) Yarrington in Riverton. In 1918 he moved with his family to Franklin. He attended Riverton School. He was a farm laborer and raised hogs. On May 6, 1937, he married Rena Brinkman in Macon. She died May 9, 1984.
Survivors are two sons, Jack of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Richard of Kearney; three daughters, Betty Marshall of Beaver City, Connie Rawson of Kearney and Ruth Bundy of Ridge Crest, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Dorothy W. Paysen
Deshler resident Dorothy W. (Buntemeyer) Paysen, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, in Hebron.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler with the Rev. Harold Laursen officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home chapel in Hebron and 11 a.m. until services Friday at the church.
Mrs. Paysen was born March 3, 1913, to Fred and Alvina Buntemeyer in Deshler. She married Paul Paysen. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler and Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Survivors are one son, Edward of Gresham; one daughter, Patricia Werner of Carleton; three brothers, Paul Buntemeyer of Fremont, Edward Buntemeyer of Deshler and Herbert Buntemeyer of Broken Bow; one sister, Irma Coles of Lakewood, Calif.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Former Hastings resident Paul Ruhter, 84, of Burlington, Kan., died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery at Burlington. Jones Funeral Home of Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ruhter was born Oct. 2, 1912, to Otto and Marie (Timme) Ruhter in Hastings. On June 12, 1938, he married Mary F. Fulton in Winfield, Kan. They lived in Winfield where he owned and operated a furniture store and was a cabinet maker. In May 1959 they moved to Burlington. He was the administrator of the Coffey County Hospital. In November 1973 they moved to Jackson, Wyo. They owned and operated the Horseshoe Motel. In 1982 they retired and returned to Burlington. His wife died Oct. 24, 1991.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He had served as mayor and on School District 244 school board, both in Burlington.
Survivors are two sons, Paul E. "Gene" of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and David Lee of Ocala, Fla.; two daughters, Polly Epting of Burlington and Marilyn Younie of Fruita, Colo.; one sister, Ruth Pfeil of Hastings; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the Paul Ruhter Memorial Fund.
Juniata resident Gailord Weseman, 82, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at his home.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Barbara Spangler officiating. Burial will be in Juniata Cemetery at Juniata. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Weseman was born Aug. 19, 1914, to Emanuel and Lola (Godding) Weseman in Jewell City, Kan. In 1922 he moved with his family to Juniata. He attended Juniata Public Schools, graduating in 1932. He farmed and raised hogs with Rex Savory in 1931. In 1941 he married Dorothy Mullin in Lexington. She preceded him in death. In 1948 he purchased Third City Livestock Commission Co. where he worked until retiring in 1982.
He was a member of United Methodist Church in Juniata, and the Elks and Lochland country clubs. He served as auctioneer for the Adams County Fair 4-H livestock auction. He also donated hogs to the annual pork feed for the benefit of the Hastings Catholic Schools for many years.
Survivors are one son, John of Saluda, S.C.; one daughter, Marylou Horsham of Wahoo; two brothers, Rex of Juniata and Dale of Hastings; one sister, Joan Mohlman of Geneva; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He also was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.
Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Hospice or Juniata United Methodist Church.
Helen M. Cushing
Hastings resident Helen M. (LeBaron) Cushing, 80, of 517 Lane F died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral with the Very Rev. John P. Bartholomew officiating. Private burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cushing was born July 21, 1916, to Nelson and Emma (Stiegemeier) LeBaron in Giltner. She graduated from Giltner High School and graduated from Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1937. In 1939 she married Henry E. Cushing. He died in 1974. She was employed by Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital and Hastings Regional Center.
She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, of which she was director of Altar Guild from 1983-85. She was a member of the guild for 22 years. She was co-chairwoman of the church bazaar and started the volunteer program at Hastings Regional Center. She was past president of Hastings Women's Bowling Association.
Survivors are one son, Steve of Hastings; one daughter, Kay Cushing of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; one brother, Wayne LeBaron of Lincoln; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral Altar Guild.
Former Hastings resident Marietta (Clarke) Kauf Vollweiler, 86, of West Des Moines, Iowa, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Fountain West Health Center in West Des Moines.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Joe Scahill officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Mrs. Vollweiler was born Aug. 11, 1910, to Claude and Georgia (Stout) Clarke in Hastings. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School. She attended Hastings College and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught at Lincoln Elementary School for seven years and Longfellow Elementary School for 32 years. She did graduate work at several universities and colleges, including the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Chadron State College. She married Karl Kauf. He preceded her in death. She then married Larry Vollweiler. He also preceded her in death.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, state and national education associations, Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, YWCA and Central Nebraska Council of International Reading Association and Alpha Delta Kappa Mu Chapter, both of which she was past president.
Survivors are one stepson, David Kauf of West Des Moines; four stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church's Children's Library.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996
Graveside services for former Hastings resident Marietta (Kauf) Vollweiler, 86, of West Des Moines, Iowa, who died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Fountain West Health Center in West Des Moines are 1 p.m. Saturday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home.