Gustafson - Veo C., 80, Mead, died Friday (2/22/2002) in Omaha. Born, Lookeba, Okla., (10/4/21) to Andrew Dayton and Olive (Harris) Teel. In 1965, she married Norman D. Gustafson and moved to his home and farm in Mead where she became active in the community and was a dedicated member of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Mead.
Survivors: husband, Norm; sons, daughters-in-law, Dayton and Marilyn House, Scottsdale, Ariz., R. Gene and Rhonwyn House, San Francisco; stepson and daughter-in-law, Mark and Dianne Gustafson, Mead; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Paul Spjut of Kerman, Calif., Gay and David Brown, Carmel Valley, Calif.; sister, Eleanor Chatham, Manchester, Tenn., brothers, Dale Teel, Hinton, Okla., Alan Teel, Dallas; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; a large circle of cherished friends.
Services: Monday, Evangelical Covenant Church, Mead. The Rev. Lyle Person. Morningside Cemetery, Mead. Visitation: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Pruss-Nabity Funeral Home, Wahoo. Memorials to the church or donor's choice.
Harris - Paul A., 68, Lincoln, died Friday (2/22/2002). Born, New York City.
Survivors: daughters, son-in-law, Lisa and Don Arnold, Lincoln, Linda Medley, Greensboro, N.C.; brothers, Peter Ribiero, New York City, Manny Ribiero, South Carolina; two grandchildren.
Services pending, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St.
Hestermann - Helen M., 87, Wilber, formerly of Adams and Edgar, died Friday (2/22/2002). Born, Bloomfield. Homemaker.
Survivors: daughters, Eunice Brabec, South San Francisco, Calif., Deloris Broz, Wilber; son, Lewis Averill, Spring Green, Wis.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Crate, Ark., Rowena Meredith, Yankton, S.D.; large stepfamily. Preceded in death by husband, John T. Hestermann.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, American Lutheran Church, Adams. Burial: 3 p.m. Monday, Edgar Cemetery, Edgar. Visitation: until 9 p.m. today with family greeting friends and relatives 7-9 p.m., Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice; one hour before services, church. A memorial has been established to the church and the Adams Library with the funeral home in charge.
Hopkins - Mary E., 82, of Lincoln, formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., widow of Francis J., died Wednesday (2/20/2002). She was born in Hartford, Conn. (4/23/19) to Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Wiemert). Her occupation was a riveter at Lockheed Aircraft. She was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church.
Survivors: daughters, sons-in-law, Janice and Paul Schlein, Lincoln, Maureen and Bill Stow, Oklahoma City, Jackie and Bill Hand, Albuquerque; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband; parents; daughter, Christine Mercer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, St. Patricks Catholic Church, 6126 Morrill. Father David Hintz. Graveside service: 12:30 p.m. Monday, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kan. Pallbearers: Bill Stow, Bill Hand, Paul Schlein, Mike Combs, Robert Grove, Mike Mercer. Visitation was Thursday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.; and one hour before services, church. A rosary was held Thursday evening at the mortuary. Memorials to the American Heart Association, 1550 S. 70th St., Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68506; or the American Lung Association of Nebraska, 7101 Newport Ave., Suite 303, Omaha, NE 68152. Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com. Roper & Sons Mortuary.
Janak - Ernest E., 80, David City, died Friday (2/22/2002) in Columbus.
Preceded in death by two brothers: Alex and Adolph.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary's Church, David City. Wake/Rosary: 7:30 p.m. today, Knott Funeral Home, David City. Visitation: 10 a.m. today, until Rosary, funeral home. Memorials to St. Mary's Parish endowment fund.
Julian - Marjorie Horton, 85, Plattsmouth, died Friday (2/22/2002).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, Plattsmouth. Private burial, Elmwood Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to the book fund, Plattsmouth Public Library, the Plattsmouth Conservancy, or Plattsmouth Main Street Association. Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Plattsmouth.
Kavan - Stanley, 78, lifelong Valparaiso area resident, died Friday (2/22/2002) in Lincoln. Farmer.
Survivors: wife, Wilma, sons, daughters-in-law, Greg and Jeanine, Wahoo, Mike and Mary, Valparaiso, Dave and Lori, Lincoln, Lewis and Cher, Denton; daughter, son-in-law, Kathy and Ken Foner, Niobrara; 12 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; sisters, brothers-in-law, Elsie and George Hellerich, Lincoln; Celestine Polacek, Wahoo.
Mass of Christian burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Vitus Catholic Church, rural Valparaiso (Touhy). Scripture service, 7:30 p.m. Monday, followed by combined rosary recited by Knights of Columbus, K.D. and Catholic Daughters of America, all at church. Visitation: 2-4 p.m. Monday, Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo; after 6 p.m. Monday, one hour before Mass, both at the church. Family prefers memorials to St. John Elementary School or Bishop Neumann Central Catholic High School.
Larsen - Gerald W., 86, Lincoln, formerly Davey, died Wednesday (2/20/2002) in Milford.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Visitation: until 9 p.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. and one hour before services, church. Memorials to church, 1200 S. 40th St., Lincoln 68510.
Mattson - Gerald Edward, 89, Central City, died Saturday (2/23/2002) in Kearney. Born, Merrick County. Retired farmer.
Survivors: daughters, LeaAnn Alt, Waverly, Janet Swanson, Lincoln, Nancy Provaznik, Omaha; brother, Robert W. Mattson, New York City; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Solt Funeral Home, Central City. Central City Cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Monday, funeral home. Memorials to the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Maule-Nicholson - Ruth M., 96, Belton, Mo., formerly of David City, widow of Alfred Nicholson and Frank Maule, died Wednesday (2/20/2002). Born, Prairie City, Iowa. Retired receptionist for Consumers Public Power District, Columbus.
Survivors: son, William Maule, Pickstown, S.D.; daughter, Helen Wycoff, Belton, Mo.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, David City. David City Cemetery. Visitation: family will greet friends 4-6 p.m. today, Roberts Funeral Home, David City; one hour before services, church. Memorials in care of the church.
Mezera - Joe, 91, Dorchester, died Thursday (2/21/2002).
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Visitation: beginning 1 p.m. today, funeral home. Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Memorials to St. Elizabeth Hospice.
Michaelson - Bernice K., 93, Lincoln, died Friday (2/22/2002). Born, Newman Grove (12/8/08). Graduate, Newman Grove High School. Married to Eugene Michaelson, who preceded her in death, 1958. Bookkeeper, Hinkle and Joyce Hardware Wholesalers. Devoted member, St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Past president, Lincoln Navy Mothers Club. Avid gardener.
Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Dan and Jerrie, Bruce and SanDee, all of Lincoln; grandchildren, Danialle and Sid Staats, Mitch Michaelson, Elaine and Dave Drummer, Geoff and Angela Michaelson; great-grandchildren, Josh and Rachel Staats; sister-in-law, Eleanor Kelling, Bellevue; other nieces, nephews.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. The Rev. Francis Schmidt. Reception after services in the Wyuka Funeral Home Garden Room. Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation: 2-6 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. until services Tuesday, all at the funeral home. Memorials to St. Luke's United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pierson - Lowell K., 90, Lincoln, died Friday (2/22/2002). Born, rural Bennet (6/17/11) to Clarence R. and Martha (Pederson) Pierson. Retired farmer. Member, Bennet Community Church.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Elton and Mona K., Tellico Village, Tenn.; daughters, sons-in-law, Marilyn and Donald Baily, Scottsbluff, Karen and Melvin Schmidt, Lincoln, Kathleen and Richard Akerlund, Aurora; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, brother-in-law, Luella Bronn, Lincoln, Alice and Dean Irvin, Albuquerque, N.M.; special friends, Sheryl and Rick Matthes, Lincoln. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth; son, Roger; grandson, Jeff Baily; parents.
Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Bennet Community Church. The Rev. Perry Holmgren. Cheney Cemetery. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.; one hour before services, church. Memorials to the church, 350 Monroe St., Bennet, NE 68317. Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Prokop - Irene G., 98, formerly Crete, died Wednesday (2/20/2002) in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Graveside Services: Family and friends meet at 11 a.m. Monday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Visitation: noon-5 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to Saline County Museum.
Reinmiller - Eleanora A., 91, Lincoln, widow of Lou, died Thursday (2/21/2002).
Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 8001 Holdrege. Pallbearers: Mark Fritchie, Kevin Fritchie, Mitchell Fritchie, Dan Mahrt, Justin Albert, Craig Rafert. Visitation: until 10 a.m. Monday, with family 7-8:30 p.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.; one hour before services, church. Memorials to church. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rumbaugh - Marjorie, 85, Lincoln, died Friday (2/22/2002) at home. Born, Edison (1/15/17). Graduated, McCook Junior College. Taught school in Wauneta. Music teacher at Merry Manor Nursery School. Member, LDS Church, 4th Ward.
Survivors: son, Richard Rumbaugh, Lincoln.
Graveside Services: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wyuka Cemetery. Friends meet at O Street Gate by 2:15 p.m. Honorary pallbearers: Bryan Barnell, James Feyerherm, Randy Hedrick, Duey Johnson, Ed Lebsock, Dr. Mike Shull, Doug Weaver, David Palensky of Phoenix, Ariz., Pete Robinovitz of Las Vegas. Closed casket visitation. Family will receive friends, 7-9 p.m. Monday, Wyuka Funeral Home. Reception to follow, funeral home garden room. Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Watson - Jack H., 82, Lincoln, died Saturday (2/23/2002). Graduated 1939, Lincoln High School. Former steamfitter, Commercial Heating and Air. World War II Army veteran. Member, St. Peter's Catholic Church; American Legion Post 3, 40 & 8; VFW 131; BPOE 80.
Survivors: wife, Dorothy; daughter, son-in-law, Lynda and Jerry Doehling, Lincoln; two grandchildren, Raechel and Joshua; brother, sister-in-law, Warren and Roberta Watson, Lincoln; brother-in-law, sister-in-law, Don and Jean Massoth, Lacey, Wash.; brother-in-law, Linus Massoth, Manley; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 4500 Duxhall Drive. Father Michael Christensen. Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell. Rosary: 7 p.m. Monday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Visitation: after 10 a.m. Sunday, funeral home; one hour before services, church. Memorials to American Legion Post 3 scholarship fund, Madonna Foundation or Mass offerings.
Wiedel - Corine, 76, Hebron, widow of Francis, died Wednesday (2/20/2002). Born, Hebron.
Survivors: daughter, Jackie Childers, Edgewood, Md.; son, Gary, Hebron; special friend, Billy Heimer, Hebron; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four nephews.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hebron. Church cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today, with family 5-7 p.m., Hebron Memorial Funeral Home.
Wissler - George William, 80, Pawnee City, died Friday (2/22/2002). Born, rural Dubois. Farmer. Retired, Nebraska Department of Roads.
Survivors: wife, Dora; sons, John, Jim; daughter, Jean Coady, McCook; eight grandchildren; sister, Lucille Hartman; brother, Dale; nieces and nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, United Presbyterian Church, Pawnee City. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, funeral home. Memorials to family's choice. Wherry Brothers Mortuary, Pawnee City.
Wysocki - Austyn Rae, infant, died shortly after birth Thursday (2/21/2002).
Survivors: mother, Stacy Wysocki, Kearney; grandparents, Joan Wysocki, Farwell, Craig and Mary Howard, Odessa.
Graveside Services: 2:30 p.m. Monday, St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery near Farwell. Memorials to the family. Peters Funeral Home, St. Paul.
Adams - Alfred H., 89, Lincoln, died Friday (2/22/2002).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to Alzheimers Association Lincoln/Greater Nebraska Chapter, 5601 S. 27th St., Suite 101, Lincoln 68512. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allen - George H. Jr., 85, Lincoln, died Friday (2/22/2002).
Services: 2 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Visitation: 9 a.m. until services today, funeral home. Memorials to family.
Andersen - Robert R., 83, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/21/2002).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Southwood Lutheran Church. Visitation: until 10 a.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. and one hour before services, church. Memorials to church, 5511 S. 27th St., Lincoln 68512. Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Babcock - Leonard Earl, 87, Lincoln, died Friday (2/22/2002). Born, Hoxie, Kan., (5/26/14) to Valentine and Bessie (Rogers) Babcock.
Leonard's work in bomber and defense plants as a skilled tool and die maker was his contribution to the war defense effort during World War II. After the war, he worked 31 years for Western Electric Company in Omaha and Lincoln. He retired as a manager in 1977. Leonard took great delight in using his trade skills for the benefit of his family. He crafted many beautiful items for use in the family home. He also created toys made out of exotic wood for his children and grandchildren.
Beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather. Leonard is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Jane; daughter, Jane Page Babcock, Fort Collins, Colo.; sons, daughters-in-law, Mark Stephens and Elizabeth Babcock, Dallas, Kimbal Scott and Charlotte Babcock, Flagstaff, Ariz.; sister, Lois Hickerson, Mission, Texas; grandchildren, Drake Stephens VanSickle, Katherine "Kate" Jane VanSickle, Brandt Joseph VanSickle, Emma Babcock Clark and husband, Danny, Martha Rose Babcock; nieces and nephews.
The family will be holding private services and request that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the charity of your choice in Leonard's name.
Bahr - Matthew J., 30, Bismarck, N.D., originally of Lincoln, died (2/21/2002) from injuries sustained in a flash fire. A charismatic drummer for the rock bands Top Roxxi and Johnnie Quest and a talented and gifted tattoo artist and designer for Derma Design in Bismarck. His original designs are being used around the country and these designs reflect his zest and enthusiasm for the active life he led. Some of his artistry can also be seen at www.dermadesign.com.
He leaves behind to mourn his passing his mother, Deanna Bahr of Lincoln; father, stepmother, Jerry and Elaine Bahr of Portland, Ore.; brother, sister-in-law, Mike and Kim Bahr, Lincoln; sisters, brothers-in-law, Christe and Tony Krivda, Seward, Coker and Michael Manelis, Chicago; girlfriend, Charee Linton, Bismarck; grandparents, Lloyd and Angie Bahr, Norfolk, Beryl Holtzhouser, Missouri; other family members; solid legion of friends.
Service of remembrance: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. The Rev. Matt Geiger. Interment at a later date. A memorial service will also be held in Bismarck, N.D. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. "Rock on, Matt."
Boyd - Steven Gilruth, 31, Hastings, died Friday (2/22/2002). Born, Denver (12/4/70) to Jerry and Blue (Darrington). Graduate: Hastings High School, 1989; Central Arizona Junior College. Attended UNL. Record holding pitcher for UNL baseball team, 1992 and '93 seasons. Employee, Nebraksaland Distributors in Sales. Member: St. Michael's Catholic Church; Lochland and Southern Hills Country Clubs.
Survivors: wife, Heidy H.; son, Easton, at home; parents, Jerry and Blue Boyd, Hastings; brother, sister-in-law, Michael and Dan, Hastings; sister, brother-in-law, Jean and Dr. John Fallick, Lincoln; nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hastings. Father Michael Houlihan and Father David Bourek. Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Wake/rosary: 7:30 p.m. today, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Steve Boyd Memorial Fund for Easton Boyd, City National Bank, 800 W. 3rd St., Hastings 68901. Condolences can be sent through www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home, Hastings.
Christensen - Oliver T. "Ollie," 93, Lincoln, died Friday (2/22/2002).
Services: 3:30 p.m. today, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 40th & C streets. Cremation, no viewing. Memorials to church. Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Daugherty - Willis D., 82, Hallam, died Saturday (2/23/2002) in Crete.
Memorial Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Cremation. No viewing or visitation.
Deitchler - Marvin, 84, Lincoln, formerly of Glenwood, Iowa, died Wednesday (2/20/2002).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Grace United Methodist Church, Glenwood. Memorials to the church or Glenwood Public Library. Peterson Mortuary, Glenwood.