Richard R. Short
Former Hastings resident Richard R. Short, 72, of Wheaton, Ill., died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his home.
Services were Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton. Burial was private in a family lot. Williams-Kampp Funeral Home of Wheaton was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Short was born Nov. 7, 1927, to Earl M. and Irene Short in Omaha. He grew up in Omaha and served in the U.S. Navy flight cadet program. In 1950 he graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in mathematics and education. He then taught in Benedict. He married Ella Mae Sizer. He was an assistant principal in Grand Island. He served as superintendent of Hastings Public Schools from 1957-65. He also was superintendent at Maine Township District 207 in Cook County, Ill., and Wheaton-Warrenville High School District 200 in Illinois. He retired in 1992 and worked as an interim superintendent and consultant.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Wheaton Noon Rotary Club. He also was involved in Wheaton Leadership Prayer Breakfast.
Survivors are his wife; one son, William of Clearwater, Fla.; one sister, Bonnie Martin of Omaha; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard Short Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.
Howard W. Frazier
Blue Hill resident Howard W. Frazier, 91, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Merten-Butler Mortuary chapel in Blue Hill with the Rev. Vonda Crowe officiating. Burial will be in the Roseland Cemetery.
Mr. Frazier was born Sept. 6, 1908, to Joseph and Christina (Lawritsen) Frazier near Bladen. He attended Mount Hope School. In 1928 he moved to Colorado and returned to Nebraska the following year. On Sept. 19, 1930, he married Lila Spicknall in Smith Center, Kan. They lived in the Bladen area and later moved to Roseland. He worked as a farmer and moved to a farm near Roseland in 1940 where he lived for 56 years. He also did masonry and carpenter work. He later retired.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Howard R. of Plattsmouth and Robert of Lincoln; two daughters, Luella Cushman of LaVista and Donna Marada of Hudson, N.C.; one sister, Dorothy Hesman of Hastings; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter; seven sisters; three brothers; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
Darlene M. Funkey
Hastings resident Darlene Marie (Walker) Funkey, 93, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, in Hastings.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Brian Kottas officiating. Burial will be in the Bruning Public Cemetery. Visitation began at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Funkey was born Jan. 20, 1907, to Francis and Rosehanna (Winstone) Walker in Geneva. She married Fred C. Funkey and he preceded her in death.
Survivors are two sons, Dale of Hastings and Glen of Abilene, Texas; one brother, Francis of Hastings; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Hospice in Hastings or United Methodist Church in Geneva.
Former Hastings resident Frieda Maier, 97, of Burton, Ohio, died Thursday, July 20, 2000 at Burton Health Care in Burton.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Carl Utley officiating. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Arlie C. Schukei
Kenesaw resident Arlie C. Schukei, 82, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are pending with Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home of Kenesaw.
James M. Hanson
Salem, Ore., resident James M. Hanson, 79, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in Salem.
Private family graveside services will be in the Clay Center Cemetery. Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service of Salem is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are one son; one daughter; two brothers; one sister, Phyliss Dedrickson of Hastings; and two grandchildren.
Edmund J. 'Pete' Kathman
Lawrence resident Edmund J. "Pete" Kathman, 83, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Sunday and services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Revs. Dennis Hunt and Alex Okoro officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kathman was born Dec. 15, 1916, to William H. and Theresa (Lutkenhaus) Kathman in Mt. Clare. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Nov. 27, 1945, he married Mary C. Svoboda in Lawrence. He farmed for more than 50 years in the St. Stephen's area. On March 9, 1996, his wife died.
He was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Survivors are one son, Bernard of Lawrence; three daughters, Mary Ann Mazour of Lawrence and Betty McKee and Rita Neilson, both of Hastings; two brothers, Bill of Lawrence and George of Hastings; three sisters, Emma Kathman of Lawrence, Mary Kathman of Hastings and Helen King of Piru, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia; two brothers; one sister; and one grandchild.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Lebanon, Kan., resident Fern (Kirkhart) Arnett, 90, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Smith County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Smith Center, Kan.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Northbranch Friends Church in Jewell County, Kan., with the Revs. Joe Vance and Les Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Arnett was born Sept. 10, 1909, to Theodore and Christina (Bond) Kirkhart in Gate, Okla. She graduated from Gate High School in Oklahoma in 1927 and attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla. She taught rural school in Beaver County, Okla., for several years. On May 6, 1934, she married Omar C. Arnett in Gate. In 1937 they moved to Caldwell, Idaho and then moved to Burr Oak, Kan., in 1948. They later moved in 1963 to the Lebanon area. On July 28, 1980, her husband died.
She was a member of Northbranch Friends Church and later had attended the United Methodist Church in Lebanon.
Survivors are one daughter, Marilyn G. Jeffery of Burr Oak; one son, Donald of Lebanon; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Theodore Edgar; three brothers; one sister; and one grandchild.
Memorials may be given to the church or the Lebanon United Methodist Church.
Arlie C. Schukei
Kenesaw resident Arlie C. Schukei, 82, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kenesaw with the Rev. Gregory Volzke officiating. Burial will be in the Kenesaw Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home in Kenesaw and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Mr. Schukei was born March 21, 1918, to Emil and Anna (Steiner) Schukei in Adams County. He attended Wanda Parochial School for eight years. On Aug. 17, 1941, he married Renata Aufdenkamp in Davenport. He farmed in the Wanda area for 35 years. In 1976 he moved into Kenesaw. He did carpentry work in the Hastings and Kenesaw areas and retired in 1984.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kenesaw and a former member of Wanda Zion Lutheran Church.
Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Diane Kaufman of Hays, Kan.; one son, Ivan of Campbell; one sister, Wilhelmina Jameson of Minden; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Memorials may be given to the family's choice.
Superior resident Evelyn (Gunn) Crook, 65, died Friday, June 21, 2000 at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at the Williams Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Danny Jackson officiating. Burial is private for the family at the Evergreen Cemetery in Superior.
Mrs. Crook was born Aug. 8, 1934, to William Windsor and Erma Burnice (Dick) Gunn on a farm east of Webber, Kan., in Jewell County. She attended elementary school in Webber and Superior High School. On May 1, 1955, she married B.L. "Barney" Crook at Webber, Kan. She was employed by Chard's Drug Store and Becklers' Clothing in Superior. She served two terms on the Superior City Council.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Superior, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Superior Women's Bowling Association. She was a charter member and past vice president with her twin sister, Eilene, of the Nebraska State Twins Association.
Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Kathy Eilene Heskett of Lincoln and Julie Ann Delka of Superior; three sisters, Bernice M. Lawson of Hutchinson, Kan., Kathleen M. Kramer of Mankato, Kan., and Eilene McDill of Belleville, Kan.
She was preceded in death by one sister.
Memorials may be sent in care of the family to 1025 E. Second St., Superior, NE 68978.
Red Cloud resident Alan Morgan, 84, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in Red Cloud.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Revs. Gail Portenier and Tim Veazey officiating. Burial will be in the Red Cloud Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Morgan was born Sept. 5, 1916, to Ulysses S. and Beulah (Hawkins) Morgan in Winnebago. He grew up in Smith County, Kan. He attended Dewey rural school and graduated from Smith Center High School in Kansas in 1934. He drove a produce truck for a short time. On April 20, 1938, he married Leona B. Williams in Osborne, Kan. They farmed in Smith County and later moved to the Sandhills to ranch. They returned to farm near Lebanon, Kan. He also sold Moorman's Feed for several years.
He was a member of the Church of Christ in Inavale.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Gloria Portenier of Wymore and Ardyce Ellis of Fresno, Calif.; one son, Wayne of Lebanon; one brother, Darrell of Smith Center; three sisters, Elsie Jones of Denver, Mary Ann Funaro of Inavale and Pauline Conn of Estes Park, Colo.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Hospice.
David L. Crick
Hastings resident David Lee Crick, 50, of 1016 N. Minnesota Ave. died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings with the Rev. Steve Markle officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Crick was born Feb. 18, 1950, to Bernard J. and Ilene (Bigger) Crick in Grand Island. He graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1969 and attended Central Community College-Grand Island. On May 27, 1989, he married Glenda Frydendall. He worked in sales and delivery at Major Oil in Hastings.
He was a member of New Life Community Church, Masonic Lodge No. 50 in Hastings, Knights of Pythias and Four Rivers Sportsmens Club.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Lisa Crick of Grand Island and April Dulitz of Hastings; his mother of Grand Island; one brother, Michael of Grand Island; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be given to New Life Community Church or the family's choice.
Eileen C. Wescoat
Former Blue Hill resident Eileen C. (Schumm) Wescoat, 72, of Lexington died Friday, July 21, 2000, at her home.
Wake services are 7:30 p.m. today at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home chapel in Lexington. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington with the Rev. Don Buhrman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.
Mrs. Wescoat was born Aug. 6, 1927, to William and Adelaine (Himmelberg) Schumm in Blue Hill. On Jan. 17, 1957, she married Willis Wescoat in Alma. They moved to Lexington in 1958. She worked at several local cafes and haymills. She later was employed at Monroes in Cozad and retired in 1992. She and her husband then did yard work in the Lexington area. Her husband died May 16.
Survivors are two sons, Patrick and Michael, both of Lexington; four daughters, Maxine Vieth of Grand Island, Pam Wescoat of Lexington, Ruth Bohlen of Stockton, Ill., and Amy Tallon of Lincoln; two brothers, LeRoy of Lawrence and Gilbert of Deweese; four sisters, Alvira Kathman of Lawrence, Lorene Kline and Josephine Mangers, both of Roseland, and Elizabeth "Betty" Claussen of Glenvil; and 11 grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one son, William; four brothers; and two sisters.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or the donor's choice.
Lawrence W. 'Tommy' Thompson
Mankato, Kan., resident Lawrence W. "Tommy" Thompson, 85, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harmony United Methodist Church in Mankato with the Rev. Sarah Hickson deSalazaar officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Mankato with services conducted by Masonic Lodge No. 87 of Mankato. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Melby Mortuary in Mankato.
Mr. Thompson was born Oct. 26, 1914, to Charles and Pearl (Eilers) Thompson near Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School. On April 23, 1939, he married Juanita Stites in Beloit, Kan. In the 1940s, he lived in Mill Valley, Calif., Denver and then returned to Kansas. He was a retired farmer. On April 26, 1996, his wife died.
He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church, Isis Shrine Temple in Salina, Kan., Scottish Rite Freemasonry, Kansas York Rite and Mankato Masonic Lodge No. 87.
Survivors are one son, Larry of Golden, Colo.; one daughter, Carol Jane Billen of Golden; three sisters, Doris Owen and Johnny Thompson, both of Belleville, Kan., and Judy Powell of Northglenn, Colo.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Jewell County Hospital in Kansas.
Lillie M. Applegate
Edgar resident Lillie Mae (Poor) Redinger Applegate, 85, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Clay Center with the Rev. Harold Fox officiating. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln.
Mrs. Applegate was born Dec. 2, 1914, to Robert David and Viola Mae (Horton) Poor in Mayberry. She moved with her family at age 5 to Custer County where she attended rural school. She graduated from Anselmo High School in 1932. In 1933 she married Dwight Redinger Sr. and he died in 1965. In 1970 she married Steve Applegate. He died in 1981. She had been a resident of Integrated Health Care of Edgar for four years.
She was a member of Edgar Christian Church.
Survivors are three daughters, Verna Manning of Edgar, Lois Jean Wyatt of Kansas City, Mo., and Mary Mundt of Ord; three sons, Dean Redinger of Fairfield, Richard Redinger of Gardner, Kan., and Jim Redinger of Lincoln; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Dwight Jr.; and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.
Minden resident Helen Russell, 78, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Kearney County Health Services Long Term Care Unit in Minden.
Services are pending with Layton Funeral Home in Minden.
Former Shickley resident Emma (Alfs) Carter Osborn, 97, of York died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in York.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Metz Mortuary chapel in York with the Rev. Phil Towle officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in York. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Osborn was born May 27, 1903, to Bernard D. and Anna (Mengers) Alfs in Babtown, Mo. She lived in the Shickley area and graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in York. She married Andrew E. Carter. He preceded her in death. She then married Myron W. Osborn. He also preceded her in death. She worked as a nurse in the York area for several years.
Survivors are one daughter, Ardith Walther of Edina, Minn.; one stepdaughter, Ruth Kaeding of York; one stepson, Rex Carter of New Port Richey, Fla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by four stepchildren; two sisters; and six brothers.
Memorials may be given to The Hearthstone in York or Hospice Care of Nebraska.
Former Hastings resident Frieda Maier, 97, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Burton Health Care in Burton, Ohio.
Graveside services were to be 2 p.m. today at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Carl Utley officiating. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Maier was born Feb. 9, 1903, to Henry and Mary (Amen) Hoff in Hastings. On Dec. 4, 1921, she married Rudolph Maier and he preceded her in death.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Lilly Young of Tucson, Ariz., and Betty Anderson of Leonia, N.J.; two sons, Donald of Chagrin Falls and Richard of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Marvin and Raymond; four brothers; and five sisters.