Lloyd L. Engelhardt
Bladen resident Lloyd L. Engelhardt, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Grandview Manor Nursing Home in Campbell.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Campbell Presbyterian Church in Campbell with the Revs. Lee Weigert and Baldeo Singh officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery south of Bladen. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Engelhardt was born March 9, 1908, to August and Eulalia (Martin) Engelhardt in Loveland, Colo. In 1912 he moved with his family to Webster County. He attended school in rural Webster County. On March 14, 1934, he married Laurel "Peg" Kaufman in Grand Island. They farmed two miles east of Campbell. In 1957 they moved to a farm south of Bladen.
He was a member of Campbell Presbyterian Church, Scottish Rite and a 50-year members of Charity Lodge No. 53 A.F. & A.M.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Meredith of Bladen and Douglas of Ulm, Mont.; two sisters, Geneva Moore of Winton, Calif., and Virginia Brown of San Diego; two brothers, George of Hastings and Rolland "Chub" of San Diego; and three grandchildren.
Abby N. Pohlmeier
Abby Nicole Pohlmeier, daughter of Hastings residents Wayne and Lisa (McGinnis) Pohlmeier, was stillborn Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Robert Matya officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Survivors are her parents; one brother, Zachary at home; one sister, Jennica Pohlmeier of Hastings; grandparents, Doyle and Madeline McGinnis of Hastings and Jack and Betty Pohlmeier of Pahrump, Nev.; and great-grandparents, Laura McGinnis of Smith Center, Kan., and Ed and Dorothy Stichka of Jewell, Kan.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Superior resident Gilbert Jacobsen, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Tom Hinshaw officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior.
Mr. Jacobsen was born Oct. 26, 1909, to Peter and Dorthea (Wagensen) Jacobsen in Ruskin. He attended school at Bostwick. He worked as a farm hand in Wyoming from 1936-38. He moved to Oregon where he worked for a state hospital, on the railroad and other jobs. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II (1944-45), serving in France and Germany. On Feb. 10, 1945 he married Adelaide Jensen in Belleville, Kan. He worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads, retiring in 1970 after 24 years of service.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Superior, serving on various church boards. He also was a member of the Superior VFW Club.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, LaVona Fulton of Sahuarita, Ariz., and Wonda Harmon of Twin Falls, Idaho; four brothers, Harvey of Salem, Ore., Sego of Hoisington, Kan., Alvin of Aurora, Colo., and Arden of Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brother and two sisters.
George A. Mazour
Blue Hill resident George A. Mazour, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Rosary is 7 p.m. today at Merten-Butler Mortuary chapel in Blue Hill. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. James Schrader officiating. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Mazour was born Aug. 19, 1916, to B.G. and Eva (Hubl) Mazour in Lawrence. On Oct. 19, 1937, he married Emma A. Jarosik in Deweese. They farmed near Pauline. In 1980 they retired and moved to Blue Hill.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Raymond of Blue Hill; two daughters, Georgia Schiefelbein of Hastings and Judy Garrelts of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Julia Pavelka of Lawrence; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Vivian M. Beitler
Red Cloud resident Vivian M. (Smith) Beitler, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Al Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Beitler was born June 2, 1911, to Harry and Myrtle (Carson) Smith in Cedar County. In 1914 she moved with her family to Cowles. She graduated from Cowles High School in 1927. On Feb. 3, 1931, she married Howard Beitler in Smith Center, Kan. They farmed in the Cowles area. In January 1972 they moved to Red Cloud.
Survivors are her husband; four sons, Bill of Canon City, Colo., and Bob, Jim and Don, all of Red Cloud; one brother, Bob Smith of Arapahoe; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Webster County Hospital Nurses' Scholarship Fund.
Dennis L. Whitten
Guide Rock resident Dennis L. Whitten, 43, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, in Guide Rock.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Mark Imel officiating. Burial will be in Guide Rock Cemetery.
Mr. Whitten was born June 16, 1953, to Leonard J. and Ruth F. (Wehrley) Whitten in Hastings. He grew up in the Guide Rock area. He graduated from Guide Rock High School in 1971. He was a member of the National Guard for six years. On Sept. 22, 1973, he married Patty Pettit in Burr Oak, Kan. He farmed north of Guide Rock and worked at the Red Cloud Livestock Auction.
Survivors are his wife; five daughters, Angie Whitten of Superior, and Lisa Whitten, Renae Whitten, Chris Whitten and Britany Whitten, all at home; his parents of Elwood; two sisters, Darlene Hayes of Superior and Linda Thagard of Grand Island; one brother, Lonnie Whitten of Hays, Kan.; and a grandmother, Helen Whitten of Hastings.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Joyce G. Braun
Friday, Dec. 20, 1996
Hastings resident Joyce Gladys Braun, 81, died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Services are pending with Butler-Volland Funeral Home.
Hastings resident Maude (Wardlow) Jones, 95, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens north of Hastings.
Mrs. Jones was born Jan. 8, 1901, to Louis "Pete" and Hattie (Henderson) Wardlow in Saline, Mo. At an early age she moved to Nebraska with her parents. She attended school in Pauline. On Jan. 8, 1918, she married Erle Bryan Jones in Pauline. They farmed the Jones homestead. In March 1937 they moved to Hastings. Besides being a homemaker she was employed at the Naval Ammunition Depot and later worked retail prior to retirement. She moved to GSV Perkins Pavilion Nov. 4, 1985. Her husband died July 20, 1986.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors are three daughters, Bonnie Guthrie of Hastings, Betty Hartley of Hopwood, Pa., and Doris Spain of Lake Montezuma, Ariz.; one sister, Frances Boy of St. Joseph, Mo.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She also was preceded in death by one brother.
Memorials may be given to GSV Perkins Pavilion Wing 300 or First United Methodist Church.
Charles A. Stevens
Campbell resident Charles A. Stevens, 73, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996, at Grandview Manor in Campbell.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hutchins Funeral Home chapel in Franklin with the Rev. Stanley Schieffer officiating. Burial will be in Riverton Cemetery at Riverton. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Stevens was born April 16, 1923, to Arthur and Gladys (Collins) Stevens in Riverton. He attended Riverton Public Schools. He lived in Riverton, Red Cloud and Campbell. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-46. He was a retired mechanic.
Survivors are one daughter, Terry Smith; one son, Raymond; and two sisters, Betty Kahrs of McPherson, Kan., and Dolores CaHill of Franklin.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Claude F. Eaglin
Hastings resident Claude Francis Eaglin, 89, of 626 Lane H died Saturday, Dec. 21,1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Services will be private.
Mr. Eaglin was born Oct. 15, 1907, to William and May (Harshman) Eaglin in Hastings. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1924. In May 1933 he married Esther Conger. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad until retiring in 1965. He worked at Hastings Irrigation until 1969.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Kay Davison and Mary Ann Ellis, both of Hastings; one sister, Sevilla Peters of Grand Island; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Luella M. Valentine
Hastings resident Luella M. (Lau) Valentine, 92, of Sunnyside Home died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Valentine was born April 18, 1904, to John and Margaretha (Kreinheder) Lau in Adams County. She attended rural schools in the Hansen area and Hastings Senior High School. On June 15, 1959, she married Henry M. Valentine. He died Jan. 25, 1967. She was employed by the Adams County Clerk's office, retiring in 1969.
She was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Survivors are two stepsons; two stepdaughters; and one sister, May Menter of Hastings.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers.
Memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Ronald W. Fangmeier
Hebron resident Ronald W. Fangmeier, 50, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, in Lincoln.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Gilead with the Rev. Duane Holst officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home in Hebron and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the Church.
Mr. Fangmeier was born Feb. 12, 1946, to Herman and Viola M. Fangmeier in Fairbury.
Survivors are his mother of Hebron; two brothers, Charles of Hebron and Keith of Houston, Texas; and one sister, Nancy Harms of Fairbury.
He was preceded in death by his father and one infant sibling.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or veteran organizations.
Betty J. Sharp
Guide Rock resident Betty J. Sharp, 66, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
There will be no services. Burial was in Guide Rock Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sharp was born April 26, 1930, in Mankato, Kan. On Feb. 28, 1946, she married Victor A. Sharp in Smith Center, Kan. They lived near Guide Rock. Her husband died Aug. 13, 1985.
Survivors are one son, Douglas of Grand Island; two daughters, Sharon Bulls of Garrison, Texas, and Sharel Herron of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Glada Bush of Guide Rock; and seven grandchildren.
Rosary for Hastings resident Valeria G. Walter, 78, who died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion is 9:45 a.m. and services are 10 a.m., both Tuesday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Burial will be in Geneva Public Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marie R. Kennedy
Hastings resident Marie Rose (Schlosser) Kennedy, 88, of No. 25 Kingston Drive died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at her home.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Burial will be in Kenesaw Cemetery in Kenesaw.
Mrs. Kennedy was born Jan. 24, 1908, to George H. and Ella M. (Adams) Schlosser in Prosser. On April 15, 1929, she married Thomas B. Kennedy in Hayes Center. In 1941 they moved to Juniata. She taught grade school in Juniata and Assumption Parochial School near Juniata for 14 years. She retired in 1973. Her husband died Dec. 12, 1966.
She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and its Altar Society. She was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Juniata and Highland Extension Club.
Survivors are one son, Phillip of Yuba City, Calif.; two daughters, Rosella Moore of Honey Brook, Pa., and Patricia Consbruck of Hastings; one sister, Dorothea Pitto of Calistoga, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a brother and a grandchild.
Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia's Catholic Church Renovation Fund or Mary Lanning Hospice.
Jerry L. Sturtevant
Franklin resident Jerry L. Sturtevant, 47, died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, in a vehicle accident two miles north of Franklin.
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Franklin Missionary Church in Franklin with the Rev. Tim Bauer officiating. Burial was planned in Greenwood Cemetery. Hutchins Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Sturtevant was born May 28, 1949, to Charles William and Clarice Ruth (Collins) Sturtevant in McCook. He graduated from McCook High School in 1967. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. On Feb. 17, 1974, he married Carolyn Saathoff in Franklin. He lived in McCook for 28 years, Beaver City for five and the last 14 years in Franklin. He was employed in overnight receiving at Wal-Mart in Kearney.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in McCook.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Eden Sturtevant and Katie Sturtevant, both of Franklin; and his mother of Franklin.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Juniata resident Irene McCall, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at her home.
Services are pending with Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home in Kenesaw.
Harriet I. Crocker
Hastings resident Harriet I. Crocker, 69, of 411 S. Elm Ave. No. 113 died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island.
Services are pending with Brand-Wilson Funeral Home.
Leo A. Hoffman
Hastings resident Leo A. Hoffman, 89, of The Kensington died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Mr. Hoffman was born July 21, 1907 to Theodore and Clara (Eischen) Hoffman near Juniata. He attended rural schools. He married Elizabeth O'Brien Oct. 6, 1936, at Highland St. Patrick Church.
He was a truck driver for Farmers Union Co-op Gas and Oil before serving in the European Theater with the U.S. Army during World War II. He began farming after the war. His wife died May 7, 1976.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and was a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the American Legion, Elks, Eagles and the Crosier Apostolate.
Survivors are two sisters, Celestine Trausch of Roseland and Seraphine Trausch of Hastings.
Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association.