Horn - Vernon R., 92, Lincoln, died Sunday (1/6/2002).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum, 6700 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St., and one hour before services, mausoleum. Memorials to family.
Kamprath - Edwin "Ed" O., 84, Seward, died Monday (1/7/2002). Born (6/21/17) to Benjamin and Martha Kamprath. Veteran of the U.S. Army, World War II. Memberships: St. John Lutheran Church, Seward; Lutheran Layman's League; AARP.
Survivors: wife, Ferne; daughter, son-in-law, Kathryn and the Rev. Steven Sirek, Lincoln; son, daughter-in-law, David and Holly, Lincoln; grandchildren, Christiana Sirek, Stephanie Sirek, Micah Sirek, Benjamin Kamprath, Jacob Kamprath; brothers, sisters-in-law, Carl and Ruth Kamprath, Gerhard "Gus" and Vanita Kamprath, all of Seward; sister, Esther Vogel, Seward; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Karen Fritts; brother, Alfred Kamprath; brother-in-law, Chris Vogel.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. John Lutheran Church, Seward. The Rev. Mark Cutler. Seward Cemetery. Full military honors by VFW Post 4755. Visitation: noon-8:30 p.m. today, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward; one hour before services, church. Memorials to the donor's choice.
Kral - Helen M., 90, Lincoln, formerly Seward, widow of Joseph F., died Sunday (1/6/2002).
Mass of Christian burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Seward. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward; one hour before services, church. Rosary prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials to donor's choice in care of Kral family.
Krick - Mary Tonsing, 75, Omaha, died Monday (1/7/2002). Born, Nebraska City. Employed, Allied Chemical until retirement.
Survivors: husband, Paul; sons, David Tonsing, Daegu, South Korea, Daniel Tonsing, Humble, Texas; daughter, Kathy Hempel, San Antonio; three stepsons; two stepdaughters; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; brother, Robert Resz, Lincoln.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Nebraska City. Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, with family from 7-8 p.m.; one hour before services, all at funeral home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Lockwood - Lola R., 80, Lincoln, died 12/12/01. Born, Salina, Kan. (9/28/21) to Joshua Lee and Emma Amelia (Wendling) Schermerhorn.
Services: 3 p.m. Saturday, Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1800 N. 73rd St. Prior committal service: 1 p.m. Thursday, Duquoin Cemetery, Duquoin, Kan. Visitation: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to Union College student scholarship fund or Hospice of Nebraska. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
McCutcheon - Amy Orvaline Powers, 98, Superior, widow of Claude, died Sunday (1/6/2002). Born near Byron. Homemaker. Ran Hilltop Cafe, Superior.
Survivors: daughter, Sandra Hawkins, Kissimmee, Fla.; son, Vale J., Yuba City, Calif.; sister, Alice Green, Denison, Texas; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Williams Funeral Home, Superior. Washington Cemetery, Republic County, Kan.
Michalecki - Ruth A., 75, Lincoln, died Friday (1/4/2002).
Memorial Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. No visitation, cremation. Memorials to American Cancer Society, Suite 500, 5733 S. 34th St. Lincoln 68516.
Morgan - Mildred Blanche, 95, Auburn, died Tuesday (1/8/2002). Operated and owned, Nu-Way Cafe, Auburn.
Survivors: daughter, Eylene Whitter, Auburn; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; half-sister, Pat Sudman, Brock.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Hemmingsen Funeral Home Chapel, Auburn. Thurman Cemetery, Thurman, Iowa. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the Auburn Rescue Squad.
Nelson - Larry, 86, Auburn, formerly Topeka, Kan., died Monday (1/7/2002). Born, Kansas City, Mo.
Survivors: wife, Margaret "Ditty"; daughters, Faith Newman, Topeka, Peggy Dahms, Denver, Dottie Holliday, Auburn; sons, Harry, Topeka, Larry Jr., Breckenridge, Colo., Jim, Andover, Kan.; sister, Dorothy Hammen, Auburn; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
No services or visitation. Body was donated to Creighton Medical School. Memorials to Auburn Volunteer Fire Department or Auburn Rescue Squad can be sent to Dottie Holliday, 1710 Q St., Auburn 68305. Hemmingsen Funeral Home, Auburn.
Nice - Jerry F. Sr., 65, Malmo, died Monday (1/7/2002) in Fremont. Retired millwright.
Survivors: wife, Joyce; sons, Jerry Jr., Wahoo, Gary, Cedar Bluffs, Robert, Malmo, Scott, Mead; daughters, Paula Nice, Lincoln, Wendy Essay, Weston, Karen Nice, Columbus, Tina Phillips, David City; brother, Larry, Omaha; sister, Frances Brown, Omaha; 12 grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Edensburg Lutheran Church, Malmo. Church cemetery, rural Malmo. Visitation: 1-8 p.m. Thursday, with family 6-8 p.m., Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo; one hour before services, church. Memorials to family or National Kidney Foundation.
O'Bannon - Margaret Jean, 77, Longmont, Colo., formerly Gering, widow of John C., died Saturday (1/5/2002). Born, Scottsbluff. Retired from furniture sales, Taylor's Furniture, Scottsbluff.
Survivors: sister, Beth L. Forke, Lincoln; daughters, Christy O. Andrews, Margie B. Stevens, both Loveland, Colo.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Gering Civic Center. West Lawn Cemetery, Gering. Memorials to Life Care Center of Longmont, 2451 Pratt St., Longmont, CO 80501.
Petrzelka - John D., 47, Prague, died Saturday (1/5/2002) as a result of an accident on farm southwest of Prague.
Mass of Christian burial: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Prague. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. today, church. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. today, church, and one hour before Mass, church. Memorials to be established. Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo.
Rice - Lloyd Eugene, 79, Salem, widower of Maxine, died Sunday (1/6/2002). Born, Nemaha. Auto body repairman, had his own shop. U.S. Marines veteran, World War II.
Survivors: daughters, Katharyn Volland, Junction City, Kan., Jeanne Rice, Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepdaughter, Karen Hockenburg, Wichita, Kan.; brother, John, Newton, Kan.; sister, Frances Bailey, Greeley, Colo.; two grandchildren.
Services: 1:30 p.m. today, Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City. Graveside service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Parker Cemetery, Arkansas City, Kan.
Richards - Kathleen E., 89, Geneva, widow of Jesse C., died Saturday (1/5/2002).
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, United Church of Christ, Geneva. Visitation: beginning 1 p.m. today, Farmer & Son Funeral Home, Geneva. Memorials to church or Geneva Senior Center.
Salomons - Delmar "Del" L., 70, Lincoln, died Thursday (1/3/2002) in Pasadena, Calif. Employed part-time, Sports Courts.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1200 S. 40th St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Thursday, with family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.; 10-11 a.m. Friday, church. Memorials to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Lincoln, or St. John Lutheran Church, Sterling.
Smith - Wayne H., 78, Lincoln, died Monday (1/7/2002). Member, American Legion Post 3. Former chief of Southwest Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors: wife, Darlene; daughters, sons-in-law, Sharron and Jack Nagel, Davey, Collette and Jack Siegman, Lincoln; grandsons, spouses, Paul and Lexie Nagel, Davey, Michael and Tara Nagel, Daniel Siegman, all Lincoln, Joseph Siegman, Tamara; sister, Louise Stephenson, Norfolk; brothers, sisters-in-law, Darwin and Eileen Smith, Dale and Donna Smith, all Colorado; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, William and Hattie; brothers, Bill, Ken, John and Faye Smith.
Graveside Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Tothill Cemetery, Davey. No viewing. No visitation. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Sorensen - Karen J., 78, Lincoln, died Tuesday (1/8/2002). Born, Elgin.
Survivors: brother, Larry Sorensen, Minden; sister, Ardes Weedman, Papillion; special friend, Dave Anderson, Lincoln; nieces and nephews.
Memorial service at a later date. Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St.
Spurlock - Col. Lyman D., U.S. Marine Corps, retired, 85, Tucson, Ariz., died 12/17/01. Born, Lincoln (5/30/16). In 1939 Lyman "Buzz" graduated, University of Nebraska, business administration; while at NU, was accomplished clarinetist and band and symphony conductor. Retained love of music throughout life. After graduation, commissioned as second lieutenant in Marines. Distinguished himself at Guadalcanal, where as company commander earned Silver Star. Retired from Marine Corps, 1959. Then worked for General Dynamics in its pioneering Atlas and Saturn missile programs. Ended professional career as independent financial and tax adviser for 26 years. With wife, left San Diego in 1990, retired first to Sierra Vista, Ariz., then Tucson.
Survivors: wife of 60 years, the former Rachel Diller; son, Lyman (Carol), daughters, Mary, Peggy (Peter) Alexandre, all California, Cathy (Jim) Farlee, Tucson; grandchildren, Brian Farlee, Ginger (Kevin) Unwin, Jason Farlee, all Tucson, Jeff and Pam Alexandre, California; great-grandson, Kaeden Unwin, Tucson.
Private memorial services were Dec. 21. Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.
Tunison - Sylvester "Sy", 86, Gothenburg, died Monday (1/7/2002). Born, Bayfield, Wis. Retired employee, Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District, 32 years.
Survivors: wife, Mabel; daughters, Lorene Parsons, Violet Hayes, both Cozad; sons, Frank, Russell, both Cozad; sisters, Irma Brandt, Elwood, Shirley Staggs, Amarillo, Texas, Leona Shanken, Portland, Ore.; brother, Oliver, California; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Victory Assembly of God Church, Gothenburg. Gothenburg Cemetery. Visitation: 1-5 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, both at Blase Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg. Memorials to church or Living Hope Assembly of God Church.
Welch - Gretchen C., 92, Milford, widow of Maj. Gen. Lyle A. (adjutant general of Nebraska Army/Air National Guard), died Saturday (1/5/2002).
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Milford United Methodist Church. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Milford; one hour before services, church. Memorials to Milford Senior Center or Christian Children's Home, Hickman.
Wilson - Ione L. (Lewis), 91, Crete, widow of John W., died Sunday (1/6/2002).
Graveside services were Tuesday, Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St. Memorials to family. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Wunibald - Helmer, 88, Hickman, died Monday (1/7/2002) in Firth. Born (4/23/13) to Henry and Tena (Conradi) on the family farm south of Cheney, where he lived for 69 years. Retired farmer.
Survivors: wife, Estella (Carter); son, daughter-in-law, Ronald and Joyce; daughter, son-in-law, Jane and Jack Jenkins; grandchildren, Ryan and Andrea Wunibald, Chad and Erin Piening, Katie and Sarah Jenkins; great-grandson, Kaden Wunibald; sister, Clara Schweitzer; sisters-in-law, Fern Wunibald, Beverly Wunibald; other friends and relatives. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Augusta Bethune, Kate Ring; brothers, Ernest, Mervin.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Hickman Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Stephen Wing. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Ryan Wunibald, Chad Piening, Michael Stewart, Neal Kuster, Greg Crawford, Darrel VerMaas. Honorary pallbearers: Virgil VerMaas, Donald Babcock, Arthur Talcott, Harlan Kuster. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday with family greeting friends and relatives 6:30-8 p.m., both at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. and one hour before services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to church or Lakeview Rest Home, Firth or Saint Elizabeth's Hospice.
Anderson - Allen L., 52, Lincoln, died Tuesday (1/8/2002) of cancer.
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Christ United Methodist Church, 4530 A St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today; 9-11 a.m. Saturday, services, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to Hospice Care of Nebraska or the family.
Baker - Edward R., 51, Lincoln, died Jan. 3, 2002. Born, Auburn (3/19/50). Education: graduate, Auburn High School, 1968; attended UNL; Arizona State, undergraduate, 1972, master's, 1977. Teacher, Norris High School, 20 years.
Survivors: daughter, Amee E. Baker-Vanderpool of San Francisco; parents, K.A. and Lola Baker, Casa Grande, Ariz.; brothers, sister-in-law, James and Sandra Baker, Norfolk, Ward Baker, Tom Baker, both of Casa Grande; aunts and uncles; cousins; nieces and nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Andrew McDonald. Graveside Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sheridan Cemetery, Auburn. The Rev. Tom Osborne. No visitation. Memorials to Norris Education Foundation. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Bottcher - Leo E., 81, Talmage, formerly Brighton, Colo., Syracuse, Cook, died Monday (1/7/2002).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. John's United Church of Christ, Syracuse. Signing of the register book: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse. Memorials to the family's choice.
Carlson - Allen W., 75, Omaha, died Monday (1/7/2002).
Services: 2 p.m. today, John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel, Omaha. A memorial fund has been established.
Cejka - Frank, 73, Lincoln, died Tuesday (1/8/2002). Life member, VFW Post 131.
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials in care of the family.
Cope - Gerald D., 75, Lincoln, died Thursday (1/10/2002) at home. Born, Omaha (1/13/26). Married, Jeannette E. Staack, 5/30/48, in Lincoln. Graduated, Nebraska City High School, 1943; Peru State College, 1950. Army veteran, World War II, 76th Infantry Division, Bronze Star, three European campaigns. Worked for Civil Service with National Guard, 1951-80. National Guard member, 1948-80. Member, Nebraska City Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion and VFW, Lincoln.
Survivors: wife, Jeannette; sons, daughter-in-law, Robert D., Lincoln, Richard L. and Lynn, Gretna; grandchildren, Robert C. Jr. and Angie Cope, Tonia and Doug Mort, all Ralston, Trisha and Gregg Boettger, Mathew and Amy Cope, all Gretna; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, spouse, Les and Betty Bird, Lincoln; brother-in-law, spouse, Fritz and Cathleen Staack, Tobias.
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday, Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. today; 9 a.m. until services Saturday, funeral home. Memorials suggested to Cancer Research Center.
Crittenden - John W., 41, Lincoln, died Saturday (1/5/2002).
Memorial service: 11 a.m. today, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 422 W. Second St., Grand Island. Reception will follow. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St., Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sandra Crittenden in care of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1026, Grand Island 68802-1026, to help support John's surviving children.