McCandless - Janice, 81, Lincoln, died Wednesday (3/27/2002) in Hot Springs, Ark. Born, Unadilla (5/13/20) to Albert and Eda Meyer Ehlers. Member: 50-plus years member, Electa Chapter 8 Eastern Star; co-founder, Lincoln Diabetic Association; Methodist.
Survivors: daughter, son-in-law, Jill Marie and Tommy Fletcher, Hot Springs, Ark.; son, Tracy, Lincoln; grandsons, Roger Garvin, Nashville, Tenn., Chris Garvin, Ryan Garvin, both Hot Springs, Ark.; brother, sister-in-law, Jim and Barbara Ehlers, Holdrege; nephews, Jeff and Jon Ehlers, both Holdrege, Andy, Alan and Paul Jr. Carothers, all Stanton; sister-in-law, brother-in-law, Donna and Paul Carothers, Stanton; niece, Kay Carothers, Stanton.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14 St. Cremation, no visitation. Memorials to the family.
Moon - Billy J., 74, Lincoln, passed away at home on Wednesday (3/27/2002). The chosen child of Emmett and Ethel Moon, Taylor, in Omaha (7/9/27). Retired from Graybar Electric. Army veteran, World War II. Former member, Kiwanis and Toastmasters.
Survivors: wife, Dorothy (Else); sons, daughters-in-law, Jim and Lorraine, Lincoln; daughter, son-in-law, Susan and Michael West, Lincoln; grandchildren, Sarah, Nathaniel, Kathryn, Michaela Moon, all Lincoln. Preceded in death by son, David.
Memorial service: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, New Covenant Community Church, 6000 S. 84th St. Pastor Tim Johnson. Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, LincolnMemorial Park. Meet at gate 2. No visitation. Memorials to the family in lieu of flowers. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave., Lincoln.
Navrkal - Thomas, 65, Elmwood, died Friday (3/29/2002).
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Elmwood. Rosary: 7 p.m. Monday, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Chapel. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday until rosary.
Nemec - Mary, 90, Wahoo, formerly Prague, died Tuesday (3/26/2002).
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wahoo. Visitation: 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo; one hour before Mass, church. Rosary: 3 p.m Sunday, with scripture service and rosary at 7 p.m., both funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family requests Mass offerings or memorials to the St. Wenceslaus Church or Elementary School.
Petersen - Alverta F., 83, Seward, died Tuesday (3/26/2002).
Services: 10 a.m. today, St. John's Lutheran Church, Cordova. Visitation: one hour prior to service, church. Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward. Memorials to donor's choice in care of the family.
Pflughaupt - Wilbur W., 78, Seward, died Tuesday (3/26/2002).
Services: 2 p.m. today, Volzke Mortuary, Seward.
Rogers - John "Jack" G., 61, Lincoln, died Thursday (3/28/2002).
Services pending, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward.
Rubenking - Kenneth, 87, Auburn, died Wednesday (3/27/2002).
Survivors: special friends, Pam and Ken LaVigne, Auburn.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Calvary Christian Center, Auburn. Sheridan Cemetery, Auburn. Visitation: 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Casey-Witzenburg-Hall Funeral Chapel, Auburn.
Shea - William E., 41, Englishtown, N.J., died Sunday (3/24/2002).
Services were held Wednesday, Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, 3377 Route 9, Old Bridge, NJ 08857, with Mass following at Holy Redeemer Church. Memorials to the William E. Shea Memorial Fund, Township of Monroe, Office on Aging, Municipal Complex, 1 Municipal Plaza, Monroe, NJ 08831. Condolences may be emailed to MHFH@Juno.comq
Skillett - Charles A., 67, Nebraska City, died Thursday (3/28/2002), Lincoln. Born, Auburn (7/21/34) to Luther and June (Vice). Retired, Smith, Kline, and Beecham Lab. Veteran, U.S. Navy.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Charles A. Jr. and Jenei, Hallam, EdwardJ. and Kim, Denton, Daniel L., Hastings; daughter, son-in-law, Tina and Glenn Beck, Dorchester; mother, June, Nebraska City; 13 grandchildren; special friend, Vernetta Heinke and family, Dunbar. Preceded in death by: wife, Betty; father, Luther; sister Wanda; brother, Ernest; nephew, Randy.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Merv Goodrick. Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials in care of family.
Sporhase - William "Bill" L., 94, Syracuse, formerly Otoe, died Wednesday (3/27/2002).
Correction: He was married to Lydia Rottman.
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, St. John's Lutheran Church, Otoe. Visitation:one hour before services, church. Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse. Memorials to the church or Good Samaritan Center, Syracuse.
Sunderman - Mark H., 48, Lincoln, died Wednesday of multiple sclerosis. Former welder. Graduate, Lincoln Southeast High School (1973). Veteran, Vietnam, Marine Corps. Member, Christ Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 3.
Survivors: parents, Otis and Florence, Lincoln; brothers, sister-in-law, John,Omaha, Lynn and Sarah, Lincoln; sisters, brothers-in-law, June and Keith Equich, Broomfield, Colo., Marla and Tom Erixon, Omaha; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner, Lincoln. Pastors Luke Schnake, Harold Stelzer. LincolnMemorial Park. Visitation: after noon today, Butherus, Maser, & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St., Lincoln. Memorials to Multiple Sclerosis Society or Christ Lutheran Building Fund.
Watts - Gordon T., 81, Edgar, died Thursday (3/28/2002). Born, near Edgar. Farmed, near Deweese. Served, U.S. Army, World War II, Europe.
Survivors: wife, Waneta; son, Charles of Edgar; sisters, Lydia Harnett, Ruth Woodhead, both of Edgar; brother, Donald, Fairfield; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Williams Funeral Home, Edgar. Edgar Cemetery.
Weyand - Lois D., 91, Beatrice, died Sunday (3/24/2002) in Lincoln.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, Beatrice. Memorial to Nebraska PEO Home and Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership, with Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel, 708 N. Sixth St., Beatrice 68310, in charge. Messages of condolence to email@example.com.
Wiley - Charles "Chuck" A., 65, Lexington, died Friday (3/29/2002). Born, Eddyville. Former owner, Lee's Flowers.
Survivors: wife, Charlene; sons, Scott, Waco, Texas, Jeff, Lexington, Todd, Lincoln; mother, Erema, Lexington; sister, Darlene Sprenger, Bozeman, Mont.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, First Christian Church, Lexington. Greenwood Cemetery,Lexington. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Reynolds-Love Funeral Home, Lexington. Memorials to American Cancer Society.
Williams - Elsie E., 82, Shenandoah, Iowa, died Thursday (3/28/2002), Clarinda, Iowa.
Survivors: husband, Russell; son, Ronald, Bloomfield; sisters, Josephine Botcher, Rosetta Barthuly, Bonney J. Cropp, all Lincoln.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Selby Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah. Rose Hill Cemetery.
Williams - Jon T., M.D., 82, Lakeway, Texas, died Sunday (3/24/2002).
Memorial service: 2 p.m. today, Lakeway Church, 2203 Lakeway Blvd. Memorials to American Cancer Society. Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
Wirth - Elizabeth "Betty" T., 83, North Platte, died Monday (3/25/2002) in Lincoln.
Funeral Mass: 2 p.m. Monday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, North Platte. Cremation. Carpenter Memorial Funeral Home, North Platte. Memorials to North Platte Catholic Schools endowment.
Bales - Sylvan D., 59, Lincoln, died Friday (3/29/2002).
Military graveside service:2:30 p.m. today, LincolnMemorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St. Meet at the main gate. Wadlow Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. Memorial fund established.
Behm - Gertrude N., 90, Lincoln, died Sunday (3/31/2002). Born, Lincoln (7/25/11) to Clinton DeWitt and Louise (Klamm) King. Retired telephone operator, LT&T Co., 1987. Member, Starcraft Lodge 307, OES.
Survivors: brother, sister-in-law, Dwight O. and Patricia King, Lincoln. Preceded in death by husband, Forrest; parents; two brothers.
No services. Burial: Lincoln Memorial Park. Cremation. No visitation. Roper & Sons Funeral Services, 4300 O St. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Binger - Esther G., 97, Lincoln, died Sunday (3/31/2002). Born, Quincy, Ill. (9/23/04) to Herman H. and Margaret (Mohr) Binger. Retired, Mobil Oil Co. purchasing department. Member, First Baptist Church, Topeka, Kan.
Survivors: nieces, Marilyn Hoover, Lincoln, Cheryl Moore, Columbus, Ohio; nephew, Ellis Moore, Hot Springs, Ark.
Burial, Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Roper and Sons Funeral Services, 4300 O St. Memorials to family.
Bottger - Betty L., 69, Seward, died Sunday (3/31/2002).
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Friend United Methodist Church, Friend. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend; one hour before services, church. Memorials to family.
Bowers - Richard Michael "Mike," 50, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/30/2002). Born, Lincoln.
Survivors: sons, Benjamin "Jake," James "Mick," both Lincoln; daughter, Heather Payne, Jacksonville, Fla.; former wife, Vita, Lincoln; mother, stepfather, Verla and Bill Holman, Lincoln; sister, Monica Hess, Davenport, Iowa; aunts, uncle, cousins.
Memorial service: 6-8 p.m. today, 4206 Touzalin Ave. Cremation. No viewing. Memorials to American Red Cross. Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St.
Boykin - Rowena, 91, Lincoln, widow of J. Melvin, died Sunday (3/31/2002). Born, Lincoln (12/2/10). Former foreign student adviser at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1960-76. Founding member, Lincoln Friends of Foreign Students (formerly Lincoln Host Family Association), International Women's Group (now International Tea and Talk); National Association of Foreign Student Affairs. Was "wrinkled radical" for the American Civil Liberties Union. She demonstrated passionate support for the Southern Poverty Law Center, believing fervently in its work for tolerance against hate groups; Nebraskans for Peace. Member, Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty; United Nations Association; Planned Parenthood; Unitarian Universalist Service Committee; Fresh Start; Nebraska AIDS Project; YWCA; Wilderness Park; Pioneer Park Nature Center; League of Women Voters; and delighted in the Lincoln Symphony and Friends of Chamber Music.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Steve Nimocks and Jane Westergaard Nimocks, Seattle; daughter, Marti Goodban, Eugene, Ore.; stepdaughters, Marie, Alain DuVerge, both San Francisco, Betty Boykin, Silver City, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial service: 4 p.m. Sunday, Unitarian Church, 6300 A St. Pastor Fritz Hudson. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials to Southern Poverty Law Center (Teaching Tolerance Division), 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave.
Brown - Vincent Don, 66, Lincoln, died Wednesday (3/27/2002).
Services: 2 p.m. today, First Evangelical Free Church. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.
Buerstetta - Charles Edward, 89, Davenport, Iowa, widower of Irene, died Wednesday (3/27/2002).
Services: 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Davenport. Additional Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Tecumseh. Visitation: prior to services, church. Memorials to First Baptist Church of Davenport. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.
Clark - Alex Scott, 32 days, Syracuse, died Saturday (3/30/2002) at St. Joseph Hospital, Omaha. Born, Papillion (2/26/2002).
Survivors: parents, Travis and Kim (Parde) Clark, Syracuse; brother, Trevor, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hynek, Talmage, Mr. and Mrs. Don Parde, Syracuse, Mrs. Carolyn Jasa, Syracuse, Ron Grant, Missouri; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Heinke, Talmage, Heye Parde, Burr, Opal Davis, Elmwood; uncles, aunts, cousins, friends. Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Tina Parde, Louise Heinke, Alfred Davis.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, St. John's United Church of Christ, Syracuse. The Rev. Ian McLean. St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery (Osage), Cook. Pallbearers, Kevin and Ken Parde, Corey Clark, Larry Jasa. Honorary pallbearers, cousins: Adam, Christopher, Timothy, Samantha, Kaili, Justin and Hunter Parde, Daniel, Deanna and Dawson Hill. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Wednesday; 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse; one hour before services, church. Memorials to family.
Cooney - Thomas "Bill," 67, Auburn, died Monday (4/1/2002). Born, south of Howe.
Survivors: wife, Darlene; daughters, Rhonda Cooney, Brownville, Cheryl Caples, Auburn; sons, Tom, Nebraska City, William Dean, Auburn; 12 grandchildren; 2 stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Bennington, Omaha, Georgia Mae Lindsey, Milan, Ill., Linda Custard, Omaha.
Graveside Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Bedford Cemetery, near Howe. Interment will follow. Visitation: 4-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Hemmingsen Funeral Home, Auburn.
Culp - Christopher Lee, 32, Deshler, died Saturday (3/30/2002) in Hebron. Born, Fairbury. Part-time plumber's helper for Dick Medina, often worked for neighboring farmers.
Survivors: parents, Dale and Carole, Deshler; brother, Jerry E., Deshler; sisters, Amy M. Culp, Janelle E. Culp, both Deshler, Patricia M. Culp, Springfield, N.J.; grandmother, Virginia Culp, Alexandria; aunts, uncles, cousins.
Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Price Funeral Home, Hebron. No viewing. Cremation, Lincoln Cremation Service. Memorials to family.