Gobber - Glenn F., 73, Syracuse, died Saturday (5/19/2001). Born, Humboldt (10/8/27) to Fred and Hilda (Harms). Married, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, rural Cook, (12/19/48) to Erma Lillian Stutheit. Retired farmer.
Survivors: wife; daughters, son-in-law, Carolyn Gobber, Lincoln, Joyce and Steve Oakley, Auburn; son, daughter-in-law, Ray and Mary, Lincoln; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; three stepgrandchildren; brother, Melvin, Tecumseh; sister, Darlene Swift, Lincoln. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Marvin; sister, Esther; great-grandson, Jordon.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Syracuse. The Rev. Aprille Thomas. Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday; one hour before services, church. Memorials to family's choice. Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse.
Hawley - Richard Walter, 71, Valparaiso, died Thursday (5/17/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th St. Graveside service: 4 p.m. Monday, Republican City Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today, Northwest Community Church, Malcolm; one hour before services, Berean Church. Memorials to Northwest Community Church, Saint Elizabeth Hospice. Banta-Torrey Funeral Home, Alma.
Hillis - Lyle C., 54, Sprague, died Wednesday (5/16/2001) in Lincoln.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday, Sprague Community Church. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to family. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Hofer - Lucy, 70, Council Bluffs, Iowa, died Tuesday (5/15/2001) in Lincoln.
No services. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Keefover - Preston Scott, 14, Beatrice, died Friday (5/18/2001). Born, Beatrice. Was in eighth grade, Beatrice Middle School.
Survivors: parents, Scott and Jane (Billesbach); brothers, Jordan and Spencer, Beatrice; sister, Manalle, Beatrice; grandparents, Cina Keefover, Leo and Agnes Billesbach, all Beatrice; aunts and uncles; nieces; nephews.
Funeral Mass: 3 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Beatrice. Church cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel, Beatrice. Memorial has been established with funeral home in charge.
Keenan - Elsa M., 82, Glendale, Ariz., died Tuesday (5/15/2001). Born, Broadwater. Homemaker.
Survivor: husband, Bill.
Graveside service and burial: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Park. Meet at gate 2. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Krejdl - Mildred K., 86, Exeter, widow of Anton, died Wednesday (5/16/2001) in Friend.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Exeter. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Farmer Funeral Home, Exeter. Visitation: beginning 11 a.m. Tuesday, funeral home.
Kuhlmann - Rosa, 86, Elk Creek area, died Friday (5/18/2001) in Pawnee City.
Survivors: brothers, Reinhard, Table Rock, Ervin, Peetz, Colo.
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. James Lutheran Church, rural Humboldt. Church cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday; 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Casey-Witzenburg-Hall Funeral Chapel, Auburn.
LaFour - Durwood (Wayne), 59, Lincoln, died Thursday (5/17/2001). Born, Liberty, Texas, (9/26/41) to Durwood Sproule and Fern (Horn) LaFour. Welder, Rivers Metal Co.
Survivors: wife, Amy; sons, daughters-in-law, David Michael, Howard, both Lincoln, Edward Wayne and Lori, Humble, Texas, William Brian and Christine, Singapore; grandchildren, Robbie (Robert) Wayne LaFour, Humble, Sebastian John, Amanda Ann, Zachary Brian LaFour, Singapore; brother, Billy (William), Livingston, Texas; sisters, brothers-in-law, Sylvia and Mike Lamb, Wallisville, Texas, Patricia and Michael O'Connor, Rita LaFour Miller, all Crosby, Texas; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; friends. Preceded in death by parents; adoptive parents, Howard Edward and Lela Crane.
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials in lieu of flowers in care of family.
Langenberg - Larry, 57, Kearney, died Friday (5/18/2001) in Grand Island. Born, O'Neill. Served, U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam.
Survivors: wife, Barbara; daughters, Kami Brantley, New London, N.C., Shari Luther, Aurora; sons, Aaron, Jeff, both Kearney; two grandchildren; father, Henry, Kearney; brothers, Ron, Fairview Heights, Ill., Tracy, Lincoln.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Lutheran Church, Kearney. Overton Cemetery, Kearney. Visitation: 4-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary, Kearney; prior to services Wednesday, church. Memorials to the family.
LaVigne - Erma Faye, 72, Johnson, died Saturday (5/19/2001) in Lincoln.
Survivors: husband, Clyle; son, Gary, Auburn; daughters, Elaine Burt, Sandra Knippelmeyer, both Lincoln; mother, Elsie Gaylord, Nebraska City; nine grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Brock United Methodist Church, Brock. Glenrock Cemetery, near Auburn. Visitation: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Casey-Witzenburg-Hall Mortuary, Johnson. Memorials to American Cancer Society.
Luethke - Anna M., 90, Seward, died Friday (5/18/2001). Born 5/3/11. Member: St. John Lutheran Church, Seward; Westside Club, Ulysses.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Ralph and Elaine, Seward; daughter, son-in-law, Shirley and Paul Ehlers, David City; daughter-in-law, Pat Luethke, Seward; sister, Dorothea Fritz, Staplehurst; brother, Gerhard Barghahn, Staplehurst; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by husband, John; parents, John and Margarethe (Henning) Barghahn; son, Edward; son born in peace; granddaughter, DeAnn Ehlers; grandson, Steven Luethke.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John Lutheran Church, Seward. The Rev. Mark Cutler. Greenwood Cemetery, Seward. Visitation: 3-8:30 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward; one hour before services, church. Memorials to donor's choice in care of family or church.
McAuliffe - Nola Jean, 70, Lincoln, died Tuesday (5/15/2001) in Nevada.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 1015 Lancaster Lane. Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, with family 6-8 p.m., Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. Memorials to American Lung Association of Nebraska, 7101 Newport Ave., Suite 303, Omaha, NE 68512.
McGurk - Lela B., 96, Lincoln, died Friday (5/18/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. Monday; 8 a.m. until services Tuesday, funeral home. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association Lincoln/Greater Nebraska Chapter, 5601 S. 27th St., Ste. 101 (12).
Novotny - Ludmilla A. "Lillian," 90, North Bend, died Friday (5/18/2001) in Fremont.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Kucera Funeral Home, Prague. Prague National Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, funeral home.
Odvody - Norman E., 79, Pleasant Dale, died Saturday (5/19/2001) in Crete.
Survivors: wife, Grace; sons, daughters-in-law, Dennis and Trudy C., Pleasant Dale, Gary and Pamela, Corpus Christi, Texas, Dwayne and Kathleen, Lincoln; daughter, Nancy Probst, Beatrice; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, sister-in-law, Roger and Joyce, Milligan; sister, brother-in-law, Lorraine and Harold Hawkins, Omaha.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Riverside Cemetery, Crete. Visitation: beginning 6 p.m. Monday, with family from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, funeral home. Memorials in care of family.
Peterson - Ruth E., 60, Lincoln, died Tuesday (5/15/2001) at Adams. Born, Trenton, N.J., to Walter Ralph and Margaret (Fithian) Lewis. Homemaker.
Survivors: husband, Robert L. "Bob"; sons, daughter-in-law, William R. "Bill" and Sandra, Salt Lake City, Brian E. and Nancy, Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Ashley, Amy, Robert W., and Matthew Peterson; brother, David Lewis, Las Vegas; sister, Eunice Croot, West Covina, Calif.; numerous sisters- and brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews.
Services were held on Saturday (5/19/2001) at the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Lemmon, S.D. Chaplain David Peterson. Greenhill Cemetery, Lemmon. Memorials to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Midlands Chapter, 7101 Newport Ave., Suite 301, Omaha, NE 68152.
Ross - Norman G., 62, Denver, formerly Lincoln, died Tueday (5/15/2001). Born, Lincoln.
Survivors: brother, Donald, Lincoln; nieces, Sherri Berg, Lincoln, Penny Tangney, Overland Park, Kan., Patty Essink, Grand Island.
Memorial Services: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (5/26/2001), Bear Valley Church, Lakewood, Colo.
Sabata - Mary D., 76, David City, died Thursday (5/17/2001). Retired acreage compliance certification specialist, ASCS.
Survivors: husband, Anthony; sons, Tony, Lincoln, Lane, David City; daughters, Mary Jane Pogge, Omaha, Nancy Grindstaff, Minneapolis; two grandchildren; sisters, Marce Sabata, David City, Anita Svoboda, David City.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary's Church, David City. Parish Cemetery. Wake service: 7:30 p.m. today, followed by PCCW rosary, church. Visitation: today, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Knott Funeral Home, David City. Memorials to Butler County Hospital or UNMC Foundation, care of pancreatic cancer research.
Schlange - Ernest G., 86, Auburn, died Friday (5/18/2001) southwest of Auburn. Farmed southwest of Auburn.
Survivors: wife, Matilda; daughters, Phyllis Krohn, Greenwood, S.C., Linda Phillips, Auburn, Nancy Wilson, Beatrice, Ernestine Stone, Englewood, Colo.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Erma DeBuhr, Auburn; uncle.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Auburn. Church cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers.
Schmitt - Ruth M., 79, Minneapolis, formerly of Lincoln, widow of Harry, died Thursday (5/17/2001).
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today; 8-9 a.m. Monday, all Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, funeral home. Memorials to Pius X Foundation or Adoration Convent.
Stichweh - Orville E., 78, Holstein, died Wednesday (5/16/2001) in Lincoln. Born, Kenesaw. W.W.II Army Air Force veteran. Prisoner of war, Germany, 6/20/44-4/24/45. Farmer, Wanda area.
Survivors: wife, Marilyn; daughter, Nancy Maynard, Lincoln; sons, Tom, Kansas City, Mo., Steve, Toronto, Ontario; sisters, Marie Finnigsmier, Audrey Schukei, both Kenesaw, Caroline Lepin, Grand Island; brothers, Lawrence, Kenesaw, Freddie, Tempe, Ariz.; four grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Zion Wanda Lutheran Church, Juniata. Wanda Church Cemetery. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. today; one hour before services, church. Memorials to family's choice. Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home, Kenesaw.
Turek - Maxine E., 70, widow of Arnold, Seward, died Friday (5/18/2001).
Services pending, Volzke Mortuary, Seward.
Witte - Lorine E., 81, Friend, widow of Erwin, died Friday (5/18/2001). Born, Milford (10/18/19). Graduate, Dorchester Public Schools. Retired employee, housekeeping department, Warren Memorial Hospital, Friend. Member: St. John's Lutheran Church and LWML, Cordova; American Legion Auxiliary, Friend.
Survivors: daughters, son-in-law, Margaret Witte, Crete, Esther and Douglas Stearley, Lexington; grandchildren, Darin, Dean, Deedra and Dawn Stearley, Lexington; nephew, David Kahle, Nampa, Idaho; sisters-in-law, Emilie Mares, Wilma Adcock, both Crete; nieces; nephews; relatives; friends.
Services: 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Cordova. The Rev. Arnold Jurchens. Interment: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Riverside Cemetery, Crete. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Monday, Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend. Memorials in care of family.
Yaeger - Edith A., 86, Pleasant Dale, died Saturday (5/19/2001) in Milford. Born, Waco. Taught school, Lincoln School of Commerce.
Survivors: husband, Charles; son, Pat, Lincoln; daughter, Ann Siems, Lincoln; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Graveside Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Waco Cemetery. Visitation: beginning 9 a.m. Tuesday, with family from 7-8 p.m., Metz Mortuary, York. Memorials to Pleasant Dale Volunteer Fire Department.
Ashley - Francis Benedict, 66, Lincoln, died Friday (5/18/2001).
Services pending, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Barr - George O., 80, Tiffin, Ohio, died Sunday (5/20/2001). Born, Castalia, Ohio. Retired spray painter, Webster Manufacturing.
Survivors: sons, Ronald, Pocatello, Idaho, Neal, Belton, Texas; daughters, Judy Zabel, Western, Kathleen Decker, Findlay, Ohio, Ruth Scott, Tiffin, Charlene Miller, McCutchenville, Ohio, Cheryl Wisebaker, Tiffin; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, Tiffin, Ohio. Seneca Memory Gardens. Visitation: 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, funeral home. Memorials to donor's choice.
Bool - Ruth M., 69, Lincoln, died Friday (5/18/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. Tuesday until services, funeral home. Memorials to People's City Mission, 110 Q St., Lincoln 68508.