Lawrence Williams, 86 (1917-2003)
L.C. Williams, 86, died December 12, 2003, at his home after a long illness.
He was born in Cozad, Nebraska, the son of the late Claude O. and Lucy Brandenburg Williams. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and from 1953 until his retirement in 1982, he worked for South Carolina Electric & Gas at the Urquhart and McMeekin Stations. During his retirement, Lawrence enjoyed bass fishing in "any place with water", woodworking in his shop, and listening to music of the 1930s and 1940s.
He and his wife, Lil, enjoyed a number of trips across the country. Retirement gave them the opportunity to visit family and friends in Cozad. They were able to renew friendships made while homesteading in Wyoming, in the early 1950s. He was a wonderful husband and father and retirement gave him more time to enjoy his family.
He was a member of Dutch Fork Baptist Church.
Mr. Williams is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Miriam Williams of Chapin, South Carolina; daughters and son-in-law, Claudia Lown of West Columbia, Darlene (Punky) and Dave Cline of Largo, Florida, and Pam Williams of Lexington, South Carolina; a sister & brother-in-law, Barbara and Cal Eaton of Cozad, Nebraska, a brother & sister-in-law, Rodney and Renetta Williams of Chapin, South Carolina; nine grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lillian Evelyn Jordan and a son Kenneth Owen.
Services will he held at 11 am Saturday, December 20 at the Dutch Fork Baptist Church in Ballentine, South Carolina, officiated by Dr. Steve Peterson. Internment will be in the church cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dutch Fork Baptist Church or Hospice Care of Tri-County or a charity of one's choice.
Dale D. 'Coach' Malcom, 70 (1933-2003)
Dale D. 'Coach' Malcom, 70, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at Kearney, Nebraska.
He was born February 17, 1933, at Roten Valley in Custer County, Nebraska, to Earl and Mary Kruse Malcom.
Dale attended rural grade school and graduated from Cozad High School in 1950. On July 12, 1951, he was married to Betty Lloyd. They made their home on farm sites north of Cozad where he farmed until 1982, when they moved to Cozad.
He and his wife owned and operated Coach's Corner Lounge and Grill for 11 years where he enjoyed promoting entertainment activities. Following the sale of the lounge he operated a truck-trailer, hauling cattle. In 1971, the Malcoms hosted a German exchange student, Peter Albrecht, and through the years have considered him as a son. Peter, his wife, Marianne and two daughters, Yannie and Marga, live in Wuerzburg, Germany, where he is a dentist.
Dale was a member of the American Lutheran Church, past president and past District Deputy of The Cozad Lions Club and a charter member of the Cozad Elks Club. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and camping. He cherished his time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As an all-sport fan he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports along with academic and music activities. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Roene Laier.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Cozad; one daughter, Debra (Neil) Paulsen of Davidson, North Carolina; two sons, David (Marilee)Malcom of Eustis, Nebraska, and Don (Gayla) Malcom of Cozad; two brothers, Richard (Sherilyn) Malcom of Minden, Nebraska, and Charles (Darlene) Malcom of Lexington, Nebraska; seven grandchildren, Candi (Travis) Lee, Zane (Joscelyn) Malcom, Jared and Matthew Paulsen, Bronson (and fiancee Melissa Grove) Malcom, and Brooke and Brennon Malcom; four great-grandchildren, Cody Briggs, Autymn Malcom, and Devin and Jonathan Lee.
Services were held Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church with Darrel Wissman P.M.A. and Rev. Roger Daum officiating. Burial was in the Cozad Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the churches or city youth activities.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad was in charge of arrangements.
Alice B. Owings, 92 (1911-2003)
Alice B. Owings, 92, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died December 15, 2003.
She was born on November 24, 1911, to Albert and Alma Cross Kruse at Gothenburg. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1930. On November 30, 1929, she married John William Owings at Hastings. He preceded her in death on January 23, 1992. Alice worked as a dietician for the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital for several years. She babysat for many, many families over the years. She was a great sports fan, especially a Husker's fan.
She was a member of the O.I.C. Club and Gothenburg Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie (Dick) Ostergard and Janine (Brad) Stickleman, all of Brady, Nebraska; one son, Robert (Carol) Owings of North Platte, Nebraska; a daughter-in-law, Donna Owings of North Platte; nine grandchildren, Robert (Bernita) Owings of Julesburg, Colorado, John (Danielle)Owings III of Olympia, Washington, Rick (DeAnn) Ostergard of North Platte, Matt (Kelly) Ostergard of Gothenburg, Corby (Sherry) Stickleman of McCool Junction, Nebraska, Cathy Maranville of Edmond, Oklahoma, Dawn (Rick) Moerke of North Platte, Cindy (Dev) Hansen of Grant, Nebraska, and Jana (Kevin) Adams of Ft. Collins, Colorado; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mae Lahnam of Madisonville, Kentucky and Ella Gregg of Ogden, Utah; and her special friends, Doris Rowan, Pearle Witte, Goldie Zysset, and Louise Aden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jack; three brothers, Raymond, Clarence and Herman; an infant daughter, Charlene; and two grandsons, Jackie Owings and Courtney Stickleman.
Graveside funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Gothenburg Cemetery in Gothenburg with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.
Blase Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth O. Tetro, age 95 (1908-2004)
Kenneth O. Tetro, 95, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died February 2, 2004, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.
He was born on October 14, 1908, to Fred and Stella Elliot Tetro at North Platte, Nebraska. He graduated from Brady High School in 1926. He farmed and ranched south of Brady for many years.
He operated the International Harvester Dealership with Art Nelson for a short time in Gothenburg. He was married to Dorothy Calling for many years, she preceded him in death in 1963. He married Bertha Holmes in 1966. Ken and Bertha lived at Brady and at Jeffrey Lake before moving to Gothenburg in 1973.
Ken was a past member of the Gothenburg Golf Club, Brady Lions Club, the Nebraska Cattleman's Association, Brady School Board President, Gothenburg Rodeo Club and Secretary of the First Nebraska Flying Club.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha of Gothenburg; one son, Joe (Mina) Tetro of Stockton, California; two daughters, Kathleen Tetro of Overland Park, Kansas, and Barb (Milan) Franzen of Hastings, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Kim Greer of Rippon, California, and Matt Franzen of Hastings; and three great-grandchildren, Jamie, Sarah and Megan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy in 1963; one daughter, Terre in 1987; and one sister, Maxine.
Memorial services were held Friday, February 6, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg with Rev. Wendy Ruetten officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the Gothenburg Roping Club.
Blase Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg was in charge of arrangements.
Sixto Rangel, age 78 (1925-2004)
Sixto Rangel, age 78, of Lexington, Nebraska, formerly of Cozad, Nebraska, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004.
He was born February 17, 1925, at Robstown, Texas, to Francisco and Benigna Ramirez Rangel. He came to Nebraska at the age of 17 from Texas.
On October 7, 1943, he married Lupe Ceballos. They made their home in Lexington until 1948, when they moved to Cozad. He had done migrant work and had worked in the hay mills. He was later employed with Monroe Auto Equipment as a welder from the late 1960s until his retirement. His wife preceded him in death in 1997.
On December 17, 2001, he married Ruby Berumen and they made their home at Lexington.
He was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church at Lexington. He enjoyed Spanish music, rides in the country and visiting with friends.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby of Lexington; six sons, Sixto, Jr. (Diane) Rangel of Grand Island, Nebraska, Johnny (Sharon) Rangel of Cozad, Lupe (Julie) Ceballos of Lexington, Ysidro "Winky" Rangel of Cozad, Damian (Kathy) Rangel of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Simon (Kim) Rangel of Cozad; six daughters, Virginia (Mike) Newman of Kearney, Nebraska, Benigna (Jim) Lucas of Kansas City, Missouri, Jessie "Chita" Young, Mary (Terry) Dishman, and Sally (Steve) Curtis, all of Cozad, and Sarah Rangel and husband Remigio Padilla-Sainz of Peru, Indiana.; three sisters and one brother of Texas; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Poncho; two daughters, Alice and Patricia; two brothers, and four sisters.
Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2004, at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Cozad.
Mass of the Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2004, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington with The Rev. Paul Colling as celebrant. Burial was in the St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery at Lexington.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
The Berryman Funeral Home is Cozad was in charge of arrangements.
George W. Wallace, 87 (1916-2004)
George Wallace, 87, died February 4, 2004, at his home in Cozad, Nebraska.
He was born December 1, 1916, at Weissert, Nebraska, to Charles and Martha Newton Wallace. He moved to Stapleton, Nebraska, with his parents in 1923 and graduated from Stapleton High School.
On October 12, 1940, he married Kathryn Volzke at Aurora, Nebraska. They made their home north of Oconto where he farmed. They later resided at Callaway for a brief time where the couple owned and operated a cafe. In 1956, they moved to Cozad. He was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad as a section foreman until his retirement. In retirement, he worked several years part-time at the Coast-to-Coast store.
He was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church. He was a charter and lifetime member of the Elks Lodge at Broken Bow. He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge. During his lifetime, he enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include a son, John (Janet) of Grand Island, Nebraska; a daughter, Georgina (Larry) Lehmann of Minden, Nebraska; a brother, Harvey (Erma) Wallace of North Platte, Nebraska; two sisters, Marie Raymond of Loup City, Nebraska, and Stella (Jack) Taylor of Tillamook, Oregon; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2001; three brothers, Emmet, Alfred and Lawrence; and two sisters, Lorena Wells and Ruby Predmore.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2004, at Parkview United Methodist Church with Rev. Jaime Farias officiating.
Burial was at the Cozad Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Parkview United Methodist Church in his memory.
The Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad was in charge of arrangements.