Parrish - Virginia M., 92, Kearney, formerly Amherst and Lincoln, died Tuesday (12/25/2001). Born, Buffalo County. Retired teacher.
Survivors: brother, Dale Parrish, Kearney; sister, Arlene Kahle, Kearney.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary, Kearney. Kearney Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8:30 p.m. today and before services, all at mortuary. Memorials to Buffalo County Historical Society's Trails and Rails Museum.
Pennington - Hulda Siemers Blevins, 91, Grand Island, formerly of Ainsworth, Salt Lake City, died Tuesday (12/25/2001) in Lincoln. Born, Chapman (1/5/1910), the third child born to John and Louise (Mueller) Siemers, who preceded her in death, as did two brothers, Louie and Harry, and her sister, Anne. Married Ralph Blevins in 1931. To this marriage was born one son, Larry Blevins. Ralph preceded her in death in 1944. Hulda and Larry moved to Grand Island, where she was employed as a telephone operator, until she married Stan Pennington, who had four sons: Bob, Ed, Jim and David. They lived in Grand Island until 1949, when they moved to Ainsworth, where Stan worked harvesting bluegrass seed. In 1966 they moved to Salt Lake City, where they had a sod farm for nine years. They retired and moved back to Ainsworth in the fall of 1974, where they lived for several years. Stan passed away in Lincoln (9/7/1990), at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 12 days. Hulda remained in Ainsworth until September 1995, when she moved to Grand Island to the Riverside Lodge, where she lived until shortly before her death. Member: Presbyterian Church, Grand Island; OES and Does, both of Ainsworth.
Survivors: son, Larry; stepsons, Jim and Dave; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Don; nieces, nephews.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Committal service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Westlawn Cemetery, Grand Island. Visitation: 8-11 a.m. Saturday, funeral home.
Phillips - Maude H., 94, Lincoln, died 12/19/01. Born, Omaha (9/19/1907) to Burton Elliot and Ethel Anna (Honey) Wilcox. Homemaker. Member, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Lincoln Symphony Guild. 1930 graduate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Married on Sept. 25, 1965, to Charles W. Phillips, who passed away in 1999.
Survivors: stepdaughter, spouse, Sue and Harry Wendland, Lake Oswego, Ore.; stepgrandsons, spouses, John and Lisa Wendland, Los Altos, Calif., Robert and Kathleen Wendland, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Pastor Lowell Hennigs. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha. Visitation: noon Friday until services, funeral home. Memorials to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1200 S. 70th St. (10).
Ronan - Pearl H., 103, Crete, died Sunday (12/23/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Visitation: today, funeral home.
Sanchez - Adon Benjamin, 22, Walton, died Friday (12/21/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. No visitation. Memorials to the family.
Schlereth - Charles H., 79, Falls City, died Tuesday (12/25/2001). Born, Falls City. Served in the U.S. Army. Owned and operated auto repair shop and Star Route for U.S. Postal Service.
Survivors: wife, Marcille H.; son, Michael, Lincoln; daughter, Barbara Goltz, Falls City; sisters, Gertrude Boehlen, Roy, Utah, Barbara Miller, Warsaw, Mo., Ruthann Curtis, LaCrosse, Wis.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Christ Lutheran Church, Falls City. Steele Cemetery, Falls City. Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City.
Sieck - June M., 80, Lincoln, died Monday (12/24/2001). Born, Sprague (6/11/21). Worked for 40 years at Boomer's Printing; recorded donations for Cedars Home.
Survivors: companion, Vern Fahrnbruch, Lincoln; niece, spouse, Kathy and Phil Aguilar, Denver; one great-grandniece and spouse; four cousins. Preceded in death by mother, Nelda Sieck; brother, Kenneth Sieck.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. Pallbearers: Jimmy Schleiger, Vern Wilson, Harold Klein, Scott Bahm, Wes Klein, Robert Covolik. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Tindle, Mike Lemmers, Bill Minchow. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to the Lofte Community Theater building fund.
Steward - Lois, 84, Lincoln, formerly Pampa, Texas, died Sunday (12/23/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Carmichael Whatley Funeral Home, Pampa, Texas. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Joslyn J. Castle Institute for Sustainable Communities (501C3), 3902 Davenport St., Omaha 68131. Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St.
Strilkivsky - Lyubov, 36, Crete, died Tuesday (12/25/2001). Born, Kremenez, Ukraine (10/17/65).
Survivors: husband, Vasily; children, Nelya, Pavel, Natalya, David, Ilya, Roman, Ivan, Tanya, Daniel, Anna, Mike.
Services: 9 a.m. Saturday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. today, 4-6 p.m. Friday, funeral home.
Sutton - John J. "Jack," 65, Lincoln, died Sunday (12/23/2001).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 O St. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials to the family.
Svoboda - George J., 81, David City, widower of Alice, died Monday (12/24/2001).
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. today, Sacred Heart Church, Shelby. Military graveside service, Sacred Heart Cemetery. Knott Funeral Home, David City.
Tegtmeier - Erich, 86, Beatrice, died Wednesday (12/26/2001). Born, rural Lewiston. Retired farmer.
Survivors: wife, Verna; daughters, Myrna Powell, Omaha, Martha Searcey, rural Wymore, Wilma Smith, Lake Jackson, Texas; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Celesia Miller, Little Rock, Ark.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Salem United Church of Christ, rural Steinauer. Interment service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Salem Cemetery. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Friday, Wherry Brothers Mortuary, Pawnee City; 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Salem church. Memorials to family's choice.
Vandertholen - John J. "Van," 78, Lincoln, died Saturday (12/22/2001). Born, Hell's Kitchen, N.Y. Retired bartender, custodian. Retired, U.S. Navy.
Survivors: wife, Sharon; sons, Keith, Omaha, Jon, New Jersey; brother, Peter, St. Cloud, Fla.; stepdaughters, Donna Corzine, Rhonda Wavra, both of Spokane, Wash.; stepson, Donald Berry, Winterhaven, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services: 3 p.m. Friday, St. Mary's Catholic Church. Cremation, no burial. No visitation. Memorials to the family.
Vincent - Walter G., 99, Waverly, died Wednesday (12/26/2001). Born, Washington County, Kan. (3/3/1902), the fifth child of James and Melinda Jane "Jennie" (Pruitt) Vincent. Retired laborer. Member, Alvo United Methodist Church. Attended Elmwood Christian Church. Served on town and church boards. Walt and Bessie received the Ak-Sar-Ben Good Neighbor Award in 1974 for their community service.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, James and Dolores, Lakewood, Colo.; daughter, son-in-law, Carolyn and Lloyd Nelson, Eagle; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; friends. Preceded in death by wife, Bessie Viola Daigh; parents; sisters, Ella Zeman of Chadron, Ruth Taylor of Lincoln, and an infant sister, Mabel; infant brother, Irvin; half-brothers, Wilmet and Oliver Vincent; half-sisters, Dora Skipton, Nora Langdon.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Elmwood Christian Church. The Rev. Dennis Swensen. Alvo Cemetery, Alvo. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. Friday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.; one hour before services, church. Memorials to Elmwood Senior Center or Elmwood Christian Church.
Yaley - Roy O., 74, Sioux City, Iowa, died unexpectedly Monday (12/24/2001). He was the son of Roy O. and Lore (Hill) Yaley and was born Jan. 11, 1927, in Scottsbluff. He grew up in Gering and attended schools there. He graduated from Gering High School in 1944. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He married Catherine Elliott on Nov. 23, 1950, in Scottsbluff. He was a vice president and director of the Gering National Bank from 1952 to 1966. He was vice president of the National Bank of Commerce in Lincoln from 1966 to 1971. In 1971 he became president and director at the Nebraska State Bank in South Sioux City, and later at the Wakefield National Bank in Wakefield and the Iowa State Bank in Onawa, Iowa. He retired in 1993. He was serving as a director of the Iowa-Nebraska State Bank in South Sioux City. He was past president of the Nebraska Independent Bankers Association. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sioux City and had served on the board of trustees of the church. He was past president of the South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce. He was past president of the Dakota County Industrial Development Corp. He was treasurer of the residents council of North Park Senior Living Community. He was past president of the Sioux City Country Club. He was past president of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Alumni Association and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alumni Association in 1990. He was a University of Nebraska Foundation trustee. He was a member of the Scottsbluff Masonic Lodge No. 201, A.F. & A.M. in Gering. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II.
Survivors: his wife, Catherine Yaley of Sioux City; two daughters, Linda Bowden and her husband, Ron, of Sioux City, Debra Yaley of Dallas; one brother, Tom Yaley and his wife, Luella, of Denver; two granddaughters, Becky and Sarah Jane Bowden. Preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy, and his parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church, Sioux City. The Rev. Donald Cameron, pastor. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today, with the family present from 7-9 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church, Sioux City or the University of Nebraska Alumni Association Scholarship fund.
Allen - Elsie Adrian "Edye," 62, Wilber, died 12/18/01.
Survived by faithful companions Daisy, Winston, Lily; family and friends.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1621 Superior St.
Bischof - Genevieve, 95, Omaha, died Wednesday (12/26/2001). Born, Clinton, Mo. (7/2/1906). Homemaker.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Richard and Carol, Jon and Becky, Greg and Susan; daughter, son-in-law, Susan and Terry Elsberry; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Richards; sister, Pat Robinson; many nieces and nephews; many friends in Lincoln area.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. today, Skyline Manor Chapel, 7400 Graceland Drive, Omaha. Additional memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 6126 Morrill Ave., Lincoln. Calvary Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials to Skyline Manor or Pink Sisters Adoration Convent of Christ the King, 1040 S. Cotner Blvd., Lincoln 68510. Roeder Mortuary, Omaha.
Boline Nelson - Verla V., 84, Lincoln, died Monday (12/24/2001).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Visitation: today until services, mortuary. Memorials to the American Cancer Society, Tabitha Hospice or Second Baptist Church.
Bomberger - Delmar E. "Del," 80, Lincoln, died Monday (12/24/2001) in McAllen, Texas. Born, Vesta (10/15/1921) to Wilmer and Elsie (Williams) Bomberger. Retired, self-employed construction and real estate. Member, Havelock United Methodist Church, Hallam American Legion Post 294, Lincoln Magic Club, Sky Knights. Attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Survivors: wife, Helen; sons, daughters-in-law, Delmar E. Jr. and Linda, North Platte, Michael F. and Linda, Lincoln, Brian D., Mount Pleasant, Iowa; daughters, son-in-law, Barbara Brown and Jerry Helgoth, Lincoln, Carol L. Fine, St. Paul, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, brother-in-law, Norma and Don Schaufelberger, Columbus; sister-in-law, Phyllis Bomberger, Raymond; nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by first wife, Dorothy Zimmer; parents; brothers, Donald and Robert; sister, Esther.
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Wyuka Cemetery. Military graveside rites by Hallam Legion Post 294. Visitation: 2 p.m. today until services Saturday, funeral home.
Brewer - Byron "Butch" B., 57, Lincoln, died Monday (12/24/2001).
Services: 2 p.m. today, The Meeting Place, 28th and S streets. Visitation: one hour prior to services, The Meeting Place. Memorials to the Independent Center. Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St.
Champoux - Gary L., 60, 31-year resident of Sargent, died Tuesday (12/25/2001). Born, Lincoln. Career insurance agent and active member of Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska (Big I) and Professional Insurance Agents of Nebraska. Active member, Knights of Columbus, Sargent Chamber of Commerce, Sargent Lions Club and administrator of Community Salvation Army.
Survivors: wife, Marianne; mother, Madeline; sons, daughters-in-law, Maury and Julie, Omaha; Tom and Christy, Jonathan, all Lincoln; daughters, Angela, Jacqueline, both Omaha; granddaughters, Jordyn, Nicci and Makayla; grandson, Garron; sisters, Bonnie Murphy, Apollo Beach, Fla., Mary Tomlinson, Lincoln; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Martin; father, Leon; brother, Ron; sister, Jean Ann.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary's Church, Sargent. Rosary: 7 p.m. today, church. Burial: 4 p.m. Saturday, Battle Creek. Visitation: today, 5 p.m. until rosary, church. Memorials to family. Rhoad Mortuary, Sargent.
Curtis - Betty, 74, Pawnee City, died Wednesday (12/26/2001) in Lincoln. Born, Nebraska City. Retired, farmed with husband.
Survivors: husband, Bob; son, Lynn, Pawnee City; daughter, Jean Deters, Axtell, Kan.; sister, Olive Hofmann, Brazil, Ind.; nephew.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, First Christian Church, Pawnee City. Pawnee City Cemetery. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Wherry Brothers Mortuary, Pawnee City.
Doerr - Raymond E., 74, Virginia, Neb., died Thursday (12/27/2001) in Lincoln. Born, New Castle, Pa. Served, U.S. Army and Navy. Retired manager, Beatrice Elks Club.
Survivors: wife, Dorothy; daughters, Linda Lashbrook, Platte City, Mo., Jann Welch, Charlotte, N.C., Darlene Park, Uniontown, Ohio, Kelle Murray, Farmington, N.M.; sons, Larry Mencl, Lincoln, Jerry Mencl, Holton, Kan., Terry Mencl, Filley; 15 grandchildren; father, Glenn Doerr, Phoenix; sister, Glenna Sentgeorge, New Castle; brother, George Doerr, New Castle.
Memorial Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Beatrice. Inurnment of cremains at a later date. Cremation. No visitation. Register book available for signatures until 9 p.m. today, Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice; prior to services, church. Memorials to family's choice with the funeral home in charge.
Dudek - Mary Louise, Lincoln, died Monday (12/24/2001).
Celebration of life: Monday, St. David's Episcopal Church, 8800 Holdrege St., with requiem at 1:30 p.m. and sharing of memories at 2:30 p.m., parish hall. Requiem eucharist: 1:30 p.m., 1/4/02, St. Mark's, Hastings. Memorials in lieu of flowers to church or family.
Eitel - Jerald C., 79, Lincoln, died Thursday (12/27/2001). Born, Letcher, S.D. (3/1/22) to John C. and Edith (Starr) Eitel. Graduate, Lincoln High School. U.S. Navy veteran, World War II. Longtime plasterer with large contractors in the area.
Survivors: daughter, Shelley, Lincoln; sisters, Rosella Williamson, Medford, Ore., Portia Hosier, Phoenix.
Services: 9 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Megan Morrow. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: one hour before services, funeral home. Memorials to Nebraska Special Olympics, 8801 F St., Omaha 68127-1506.
Erickson - Joyce E., 55, Superior, died Tuesday (12/25/2001). Born, Holstein. Owned, Joyce's Fabrics. With husband, farmed near Superior.
Survivors: husband, Bill; daughters, Kimberly Trauba, Buckley, Wash., Teresa Fish, Grand Island; four grandchildren; brothers, Larry Meester, Littlefield, Ariz., Duane Meester, Spring Ranch, Richard Meester, Harvard.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, Superior. Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior. Memorials in Joyce's memory to church.
Howard - Wayne M., 79, Greenwood, died Wednesday (12/26/2001) in Omaha. Born, Greenwood. Graduated, Greenwood High School, 1939. Served, U.S. Army Air Forces, World War II. Rural mail carrier, Greenwood, 37 years. Member, Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department and rescue squad, 50 years; scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 34, 31 years; American Legion Post 173; Greenwood United Methodist Church, 50 years, later attended New Life Christian Fellowship in Lincoln.
Survivors: wife, Josephine; sons, daughters-in-law, Steve and Peggy, Blair, Ted and Sue, Ashland; daughters, sons-in-law, Uvon and Joseph Cisneros, Pomona, Calif., Lesa and George Cameron, Greenwood; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; brother, sister-in-law, Ray and Lillian Howard.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Ashland. The Revs. David Lockard and Murry Johnston. Interment with military rites by American Legion Post 173, Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. Final call by Greenwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today, Marcy Mortuary, Ashland; one hour before services, church. Memorials to Crusaders for Christ, Box 111, Stella 68442.
Kent - Virgil Dean, 38, Hastings, died Wednesday (12/26/2001). Born, Sacramento, Calif. Owner/operator, Hastings Transmission. Race car enthusiast.
Survivors: mother, Roberta, Hebron; sons, Kelly, Hastings, Trenton, Gilead; brothers, Gary Jr., Hastings, Kurtis, Bradley, both Hebron. Preceded in death by father, Gary L. Sr.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Christian Church, Hebron. Rose Hill Cemetery, Hebron. Hebron Memorial Funeral Home.