Charles 'Ed' Stratton
Plover, Wis., resident Charles "Ed" Stratton, 87, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital hospice care unit in Stevens Point, Wis.
Services are 3 p.m. today at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Stevens Point with the Rev. Graham West officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery in Stevens Point. Boston Funeral Home of Stevens Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son; three daughters, including Diane Michel of Hastings; one sister; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Marie M. Rose
Hastings resident Marie Margaret (Hooe) Rose, 86, of Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Perkins.
Services are 3 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Earl Higgins officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings.
Mrs. Rose was born Sept. 16, 1913, to Charles Sherman and Frieda Catharine (Nuss) Hooe in Blackfoot, Idaho. From 1915-16, she lived in Stockham and then moved to Hastings. She graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1931. On Sept. 9, 1933, she married Donald Ralph Rose in Hastings. In 1944 she moved to Winfield, Kan., and then returned to Hastings a year later. She moved to Juniata in 1947 and back to Hastings at GSV in 1987. She earned a junior elementary teaching certificate in 1958 from Hastings College. She taught special education and grades one and two at Kenesaw for eight years. On July 27, 1987, her husband died.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the church circle and taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Juniata Auxiliary, Dorcas Kensington and Hastings Retired Teachers Association and a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Village library. She also was a Girl Scout and 4-H leader.
Survivors are one daughter, Donna Dill of Hastings; three sons, Jerry of Grand Junction, Colo., Larry of Baton Rouge, La., and Dick of Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to the First United Methodist Church or the Hastings Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund.
Former Lawrence resident Ervin Mazour, 74, of Wood River died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at his home.
Rosary is 7 p.m. today and services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wood River with the Rev. Ray Kosmicki officiating. Private burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Wood River. There is no visitation. Apfel Funeral Home in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mazour was born Nov. 1, 1925, to Thomas and Mary (Pavelka) Mazour in Lawrence. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1943. On Jan. 14, 1946, he married Mary Erma Gilsdorf. He farmed in the Lawrence area until 1957 when he and his family moved near Wood River. In 1970 he became partner and farm manager of Thelen Grain Co. in Wood River and moved into Wood River. He served as Wood River mayor and City Council member for 17 years.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and served on the church board. He was president of the Business Association, Lions Club and co-op board. He served on the board of education, fair board and the Wood River Country Club.
Survivors are his wife; five sons, Thomas of Vienna, Austria, Jim of Sutton, Gary of Omaha, Mike of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Scott of Grand Island; one daughter, Barbara McTavish of Wood River; three sisters, Dorothy Skalka of Deweese, Rose Theis of Hastings and Marilyn Schroer of Council Bluffs, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son and one sister.
Memorials may be given to the church, Wood River Rescue Unit or St. Francis Hospice.
Wallace F. Huff
Hastings resident Wallace F. Huff, 84, of 1510 W. Seventh St. died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Huff was born June 9, 1915, to John and Hannah (Albright) Huff in Hall County. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School. On June 7, 1936, he married Wilma Boontjer in Clay Center. He farmed in the Hansen area from 1937-55. From 1955-73 he was custodian for First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. On Jan. 14, 1999, his wife died.
Survivors are one son, Ron of Lafayette, Colo.; one daughter, Marilyn Evans of Guide Rock; one sister, Marie Rider of Hastings; and two grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by one son, Harley.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Doris A. Menke
Nelson resident Doris Angeline (Ray) Menke, 80, died, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
Services were to be 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nelson with the Rev. Frank Machovec officiating. Burial was to be in the Nelson Cemetery. Klawitter-Price Funeral Home of Nelson is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Menke was born Jan. 3, 1920, to Arthur M. and Dora A. (White) Ray near Nelson. She attended rural school and graduated from Nelson High School. She then attended one year of Normal Training and taught in rural Nelson schools. During World War II she worked at Dutton-Lainson Co. in Hastings. On Dec. 7, 1945, she married William Menke in Hastings. She was a school cook and clerk of the district court in Nuckolls County for several years. On Dec. 31, 1994, her husband died.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its Altar Society and past member of the Nelson Good Samaritan Board. She was a charter member of the Nelson VFW Auxiliary and Bloodmobile chairwoman.
Survivors are one daughter, Judy Pickens of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Ron of Converse, Texas, and Robert of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Ann; one brother; and three sisters.
Michael L. Berry
Former Chester resident Michael L. Berry, 20, of Wymore died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in Beatrice.
Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester with the Rev. Paul Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. There will be no viewing. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Price Funeral Home in Hebron and 11 a.m. until services Wednesday at the church.
Mr. Berry was born Nov. 5, 1979, to Ed and Kathy (Dutton) Berry in Belleville, Kan. He graduated from Chester-Hubbell-Byron High School in 1998. During high school, he worked in the dietary department at the Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron. He was employed by Bauman Agri Service in Beatrice at the time of his death.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Chester where he had been active in the youth group.
Survivors are his parents of Chester; three brothers, Jeff of Wymore, Jon of Lincoln and James of Chester; and his grandmother, Bernice Dutton of Chester.
He was preceded in death by three grandparents.
Memorials may be given in care of the family.
Marian E. Asmus
Hastings resident Marian E. (Mathis) Asmus, 63, of 1620 E. Idlewilde Drive died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Lincoln with the Rev. Dr. Solomon Wang officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings, 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until services Wednesday at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Asmus was born Jan. 3, 1937, to Albert Winston and Miriam (Harrison) Mathis in Jesup, Wayne County, Ga. She was a cook for Travelers Cafe, Skylane Cafe, Earls Tavern and the Tackroom, all in Lincoln. On Oct. 20, 1985, she married Keith A. Asmus.
She was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are her husband; two sons, Robert Garcia and Richard Garcia, both of Lincoln; one stepson, Randy Asmus of Lincoln; three daughters, Debra M. Swain of Fairfield and Marylee A. Sievers and Margaret E. Sievers, both of Lincoln; four brothers, James, Paul, Wayne and Eddie, all of Georgia; three sisters, Geneva Weaver, Evelyn DeLoach and Grace Middleton, all of Georgia; 16 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to the family.
Former Tribland area resident Ellamae (Daniels) Johnson Yost, 79, of Lexington died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
Memorial services were Thursday at Park Avenue Estates in Lexington and are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Harvard with the Revs. Marvin Coffeey and Jean Samuelson officiating. The remains were donated to the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.
Mrs. Yost was born May 11, 1920, to the Rev. Verne and Ella Daniels in Covert, Kan. She attended schools in Cook and Springfield and graduated from high school in Nelson. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and taught elementary school in Nelson and Harvard. On Oct. 22, 1942, she married Guy A. Johnson. He died in 1944. On Dec. 7, 1947, she married Ernest M. Yost. They farmed near Harvard and she worked at the Harvard State Bank for several years. Her husband preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Harvard United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, was a choir member and served on several committees. She also was a member of Chapter L, P.E.O.
Survivors are three daughters, Nancy Klostermeyer of Salina, Kan., Linda Sutton of Lexington ad JoAnne Eurich of Papillion; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
Memorials may be given to the Harvard United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Eldon L. Peper
Former Rosemont resident Eldon L. Peper, 74, of Omaha died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Douglas County Hospital Nursing Facility in Omaha.
Rosary is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak and Cutler Funeral Home Westcenter chapel in Omaha. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Omaha with the Rev. Charles Swanson officiating. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephens Church Cemetery in Lawrence with the Rev. Dennis Hunt officiating. Visitation is 1 p.m. for family and 2 p.m. for friends Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Peper was born May 8, 1925, to Edward and Katherine (Wunchell) Peper in Rosemont. He married Donna L. Jones. He was a commission man for Lee Livestock Co.
Survivors are his wife; one sister, Frances Peper of Broken Bow; and one stepgrandchild.
He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Peggy Norris Bridgeford; two brothers; and three sisters.
Memorials may be given in masses or to donor's charity of choice.
Victor A. 'Tony' Gunderson
Hastings resident Victor A. "Tony" Gunderson, 76, of 510 Lane B died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Rosary is 7 p.m. Wednesday and services are 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. Burial will be in the Juniata Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. until rosary Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Mr. Gunderson was born May 30, 1923, to Victor E. and Bridgetta (O'Riley) Gunderson in Des Moines, Iowa. He moved with his family to Missouri Valley, Iowa, at an early age. He graduated in 1942 from Missouri Valley High School. In 1943 he moved to Hastings to help build the Naval Ammunition Depot and worked there until 1947. On June 7, 1944, he married Deloris Guthrie. He worked for the Adams County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator until 1959. He then worked for the City of Hastings Street and Alley Department until retiring in 1989.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Eagles Club and Elks Club.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Carol Engelhardt of Hastings; one brother, Roger of Missouri Valley; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Memorials may be given to the St. Michael's School Building Fund.
Hastings resident Jacob Hefnider, 100, of 120 Forest Blvd. died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with the Rev. Matt Nieman officiating. There is no viewing or visitation. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hefnider was born Feb. 5, 1900, to George and Margaretha (Hein) Hefnider in Norka, Russia. He came to the United States Feb. 18, 1913. He served in the National Guard from 1923-26. On April 12, 1926, he married Hazel M. Denton. They owned and operated Hefnider Barber and Beauty Shop, retiring in 1980. His wife died in July 1997.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are one brother, Adam of Oceanside, Calif.; and one sister, Mary Dobesh of Hastings.
He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church.
Memorial services for former Tribland area resident Eunice Weingart of Noblesville, Ind., who died April 12, 2000, at her home, are 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church small chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Matt Nieman officiating. Burial was held April 17 in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Goldie E. (Gouldie) Baetz
Smith Center, Kan., resident Goldie E. (Gouldie) Baetz, 91, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. today at Simmons Mortuary in Smith Center and services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Smith Center with the Rev. Allen Scheer officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Smith Center. Visitation is until 7:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Mrs. Baetz was born March 1, 1909, to Patrick and Katie (McCauley) Gouldie in Webster County. She attended rural school in Nebraska. In 1926 she married Albert Baetz. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors are three daughters, Ilene Booton of Red Cloud, Mildred Daniels of Smith Center and Norma Schriner of Holdrege; one son, Leland of Smith Center; one sister, Anna Belle Gouldie of Red Cloud; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five sisters and one grandchild.
Memorials may go to Parkinson's Disease.
Norma S. (Henderson) Deepe
Hebron resident Norma S. (Henderson) Deepe, 86, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Blue Valley Lutheran Home chapel in Hebron with the Rev. John Walton officiating. Burial will be in Hebron City Cemetery. Hebron Memorial Funeral Home in Hebron is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Deepe was born Dec. 19, 1913, to George A. and Emma (Messing) Henderson in Alexandria. She graduated from Alexandria High School in 1932. On Oct. 9, 1936, she married Paul Henry Deepe in Mankato, Kan. She and her husband did hauling and trucking for several years. They farmed in the Shickley, Carleton and Belvidere areas. In 1971 they moved into Hebron. In 1983 her husband died.
She was a member of the Extension Club and the HB Club, both in Belvidere, the Thayer County Hospital Guild, and the resident council at Blue Valley Lutheran Home. She was a volunteer for Things and Stuff in Hebron.
Survivors are three sons, Max, Ronald and John, all of Hebron; two daughters, Linda Sterba of Hebron and Debra Kuhlmann of Chester; 13 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Roger, and one sister.
Harry "Bud" Webber
Superior resident Harry "Bud" Webber, 87, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Bob Kraus officiating. Burial will be in the Hardy Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Webber was born Feb. 23, 1913, to Clayton and Pearl (Duncan) Webber near Webber, Kan. He attended Mount Olive Rural School in Montana Township. On Aug. 21, 1940, he married Georgia Fuller in Belleville, Kan. He farmed in the Webber and Hardy areas for several years and later was employed by Ideal Cement in Superior.
He was a member of the Union Church in Hardy.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Keith of Topeka, Kan.; one daughter, Joyce Boman of Topeka; one brother, Fred of Superior; two sisters, Maxine Wurzbacher of Sabetha, Kan., and Fern Croaston of Colorado Springs, Colorado; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Memorials may be given in care of the family, 747 E. Third, Superior, NE 68978.
Harold E. Armes
Hastings resident Harold E. Armes, 73, of 622 S. Baltimore Ave., died Friday, June 9, 2000, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Carl Rehwaldt officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Armes was born Feb. 2, 1927, to William and Zada (Hedrick) Armes in Alfordsville, Ind. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1946 he moved to Hastings where he worked for DeMars Distributing and Werner Construction. On April 19, 1952, he married Lorraine Uhrich. He retired from Railway Express in Hastings.
He was a member of the American Legion and DAV.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Susan Armes of Hastings; four sons, Gary, Geoffrey and Kevin, all of Hastings and Scott of Grand Island; three sisters, Mabel Canary of Washington, Ind., Ethel Samarcelli of Palm Springs, Calif., and Joyce Terapak of McCordsville, Ind.; one brother, Hubert of Loogootee, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
A memorial has been established.
Frances B. Trumble
Belvidere resident Frances B. Trumble, 98, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, in Hebron.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Blue Valley Nursing Home Chapel in Hebron with the Revs. Eldon and Mary Beth Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in Belvidere City Cemetery. Visitation is 8:30 a.m. until services at the chapel. Price Funeral Home in Hebron is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Trumble was born April 28, 1902, to Franklin Edward and Cora Nebraska (Warner) Trumble two miles south of Belvidere. She grew up on the farm. She worked for several families in the area caring for their children and homes. In 1953, she moved into Belvidere. Seven years ago, she moved to Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron for about a year. She moved back to Belvidere for another two years. In January 1996, she entered the nursing home in Hebron.
She was a member of the Belvidere United Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sisters, Grace Phelps of Wichita, Kan., and Maud Young and Muriel Williamson, both of Belvidere.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
Memorials may be given to Belvidere Community Hall Fund.