Zersen - Ruth S., 83, York, died Sunday (3/3/2002). Born, Lincoln (6/21/18) to Mathias and Susanna (Wurm) Segner. 1936 graduate, Lincoln High School. Attended business school in Lincoln. Employed, music librarian and religious director, KFAB Radio, Lincoln. Married to Donald H. Zersen (10/3/46) at Galva, Iowa, and they moved to a farm near Gresham. Member, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Gresham. Was very active in church and community activities, including helping to reorganize the Gresham Public Library. Retiring to town in 1964, Ruth began painting in watercolor and became a well-known local artist. Member, Avenue Art Gallery, Lincoln; York Artists Guild. She was an insulin-dependent diabetic for more than 35 years.
Survivors: husband, Don; daughter, Donna Boye, Gresham; grandson, spouse, Brian and Jodie Boye, Seward; granddaughter, Darlyn Boye, Gresham; sister, Marguerite Segner, Stromsburg. Preceded in death by parents; brother, sister-in-law, Calvin and Ann Segner.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Gresham. The Rev. Timothy Prince. Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Gresham. Visitation: begins 5 p.m. today, Metz Mortuary, York.
Abell - Frank Quincy "Pappy Frank," 92, Largo, Fla., formerly Lincoln, died 2/19/02. Born, Chicago. Retired chef; had a restaurant in Lincoln. Army veteran, World War II.
Survivors: daughter, Merlyn Everhart, Largo; sisters, Edyth Wood, Kansas, Nancy Hildebrandt, Bloomington, Ill.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
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Antes - Mabel B., 91, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly Lincoln, died Sunday (3/3/2002). Born, Lincoln (11/9/10) to Edward G. and Delila P. (Mosher) Bignell. Graduate, Lincoln High, 1927; UNL, home economics degree. Homemaker. Member, Saint Paul United Methodist Church, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Deta Tau Alpha, past president of Ceres Club, Faculty Women's Club.
Survivors: daughters, Marjory A. Jolley, Colorado Springs, Colo., Elizabeth Myers, Tulsa; five grandchildren; 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Wesley M.; daughter, Jane Antes; sister, Ellinor B. Binger; brother, Samuel Bignell.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. The Rev. Armin Vogt. Wyuka Cemetery. Pallbearers: Steve Reed, Steve Jarvis, Michael Antes, Douglas Antes. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday until services, mortuary. Memorials to Wesley M. Antes 4-H Leadership Fund c/o Nebraska 4-H Foundation, 114 Ag Hall, Lincoln 68583-0700. Roper & Sons Mortuary.
Anton - Shirley Ruth Hassler, 77, Hannibal, Mo., died Sunday (3/3/2002). Born, Osceola. English teacher. Helped create Ice House Theater and operate Becky Thatcher Book Shop.
Survivors: husband, Charles P. III; sons, Charles P. IV "Flip," St. Charles, Mo., William B., Hannibal; daughter, Sara Anton North, Hannibal; six grandchildren; cousin, Luciann Hertzler, Lincoln.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. John Lutheran Church, Hannibal. Grand View Burial Park, Hannibal. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today, Smith Funeral Home, Hannibal. Memorials to Hannibal Concert Association, the church or donor's choice.
Basir - Abdul Kareem, 60, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/2/2002) after a brief illness.
Celebration of life: starting at 3 p.m. today, O'Rourke's Tavern, 1329 O St. Memorials to "Abdul" fund, c/o John Nanos at Woods Bros. Realty, 7100 S. 29th St., Lincoln 68516.
Bonne - Wesley L., 64, Lincoln, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, David City (12/13/37). Equipment operator, parks department, Lincoln; retired after 37 years. Served U.S. Navy; avid outdoorsman, enjoyed gardening and spending time at his cabin on the Platte River near Schuyler.
Survivors: wife, Linda; son, Cory, Lincoln; sister, brother-in-law, Betty and Richard Schaf, Shelby; brothers, sisters-in-law, Harold and Shirley, Roca, Alfred and Donna, Kearney, Mo.; sisters, brothers-in-law, Gloria and Steve Eicher, Lincoln, Dwight and Julie Kastens, Unadilla; foster children, Roger Corey, Cheryl Thurston, Nancy Bebb, Branda Fester; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins; stepgrandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Cremation. No viewing. Honorary pallbearers: Steve and Larry Schaf, Ben and Tony Kastens, Craig and Mark Bonne, Ken Carignan, Ryan Goff, Verdell Erks, Craig Vacek, Scott Marty, Jason Laessig, Heath Janeke. Memorials to cardiac department, BryanLGH Foundation. Metcalf Funeral Home.
Bosak - Frank Otto, 87, Dorchester, died Sunday (3/3/2002) at home.
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, United Methodist Church, Dorchester. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to Saint Elizabeth Home Care Services, the church or donor's choice. Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete.
Bouc - Lyle P., 31, Valparaiso, died Monday (3/4/2002) in Omaha.
Survivors: parents, George Jr. and Caroline (Sabata); brother, Brian, Ceresco; grandmother, Blanche Bouc, Wahoo; aunts, uncles; cousins; friends.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sts. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Valparaiso. Scripture service: 7:30 p.m. Friday, followed by K of C, CD of A, and KD joint rosary at the church. St. Mary and St. Patrick Cemetery, Davey. Visitation: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., after 6 p.m. Friday, Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo; one hour before services, church. Family prefers Mass offering or memorials to University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lied Center for Cancer Research or donor's choice in care of family. Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo.
Burmaster - Elwin Robert, 58, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/28/2002).
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Thursday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 640 N. 56th St. Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St.
Canfield - Lois M., 103, Chester, widow of Roy A., died Monday (3/4/2002) in Belleville, Kan. Born, Cornwall, England. Homemaker.
Survivors: sons, Richard, Manheim, Pa., Donald, Beatrice; daughter, Doris Davenport, Tahlequah, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Community Bible Church, Chester. Chester Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. today and Thursday, Bachelor-Faulkner-Durt-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan.
Curry - Donald Berton, 79, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/2/2002).
Services: 10 a.m. today, St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Military graveside Services: 4 p.m. today, Tilden City Cemetery, Tilden. Memorials to American Legion Post at Tilden or Military Order of the Purple Heart unit in Lincoln or St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Forman - Edward P., 66, Topeka, Kan., died Monday (3/4/2002).
Survivors: wife, Barbara; daughter, Michelle Ann Kuhn, Topeka; sons, Edward P. Jr., Michael John, both Topeka; brother, Martin, Omaha; sister, Cecelia Chavnau, Columbus; 8 grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Christ The King Catholic Church, Topeka. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus. St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Columbus. Military Graveside Services, American Legion Hartman Post #84 Honor Guard. Visitation: today after 7:30, with parish rosary, Christ The King, Friday, one hour before services, St. Anthony's. Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home of Topeka and Kracl Funeral Chapel of Schuyler.
Freed - Jeffrey L., 51, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/2/2002).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials to Mourning Hope or Lambda Nu chapter of Phi Gamma Delta. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fuchshuber, LaVerne Emma, 80, Vinita, Okla., died Friday (3/1/2002) in Tulsa, Okla., following a sudden illness.
Services: 10 a.m. today, Burckhalter Memorial Chapel, Vinita.
Graham - Alice F., 86, Ashland, widow of Donald A., died Saturday (3/2/2002) in Lincoln.
Services: 10 a.m. today, United Methodist Church, Ashland. Memorials to the church, Ashland Rescue Squad or Ashland Arts Council. Marcy Mortuary, Ashland.
Green - Emma J., 87, Denver, widow of Jesse, died Friday (3/1/2002). Born, Lincoln. Former employee, Lincoln Drug Co.
Survivors: son, Jerry, Denver; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St., Lincoln. McConaty Family Chapel, Aurora, Colo.
Hartley - Shirley Ann, 73, Lincoln, died Monday (3/4/2002).
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 9-11 a.m. Thursday, all at the funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the People's City Mission.
Hays - A. LaFern "Frenchie," 93, Lincoln, died Tuesday (3/5/2002). Born, Odell (1/30/09). Retired teacher, farm wife. Served as secretary to dean of students, Lincoln General Nursing College. Member, Trinity United Methodist Church, past worthy matron, OES Chapter 307. Accomplished seamstress, cook, gardener.
Survivors: daughters, son-in-law, Beverly Moser, Lincoln, Evelyn and Herman Harding, Normal, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Jeannie Hays, San Antonio; daughter of the heart, spouse, Neala and Dan Weddle, Pawnee City; grandchildren, Deanna Brown, Michael Moser, Nichole Andersen, all Lincoln, Mark Moser, Overland Park, Kan., Sandra Schenkel, Bloomington, Ill., Kenneth Harding, Kennett Square, Pa., Cheri Weaver, Austin, Texas, Keith Hays, San Antonio, Rachel Williams, Lynwood, Wash., Rana Payne, Dallas, Kelley Hays, Buxton, N.C., Marnie Weddle, Lincoln, DJ Weddle, Sterling; 20 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Keith; son, Robert; parents, Clem and Nellie (Zugmier) LePoidiven; son-in-law, Bill Moser; grandson, Steven Harding; great-grandson, Drew Andersen.
Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Trinity United Methodist Church. The Rev. Lauren Ekdahl. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday, Eastmont Towers. The Rev. Bob Chitwood. Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Friday, Diller Cemetery, Diller. Visitation: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. In lieu of flowers memorials to Eastmont Towers or Trinity United Methodist Church. Metcalf Funeral Home.
Hockman - Frederick, 91, Edgar, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, Dorchester. Farmed and did trucking.
Survivors: wife, Laura Elenor; daughters, Sharon Sutton, Columbia, S.C., Carol Goudey, Monument, Colo., Vicky Winfield, Oklahoma City, Okla.; brother, Warren, Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by first wife, Abbie.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Christian Church, Edgar. Edgar Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home, Edgar.
Hofer - David H., 67, Benkelman, formerly Staplehurst, Seward, died Sunday (3/3/2002).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today (MST), Forch's Funeral Home, Benkelman. Memorials to family.
Hoover - Debra Lee, 47, Lincoln, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, Falls City. Counselor, mental health center.
Survivors: sons, Lucas M. Hoover-Rathjen, Joshua R. Rathjen, both Lincoln; sister, Susan Johnson, Ala.; mother, Zola Felts, Falls City.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Wyuka Columbarium. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials to Nebraskans for Peace. Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Huenink - Rylee William, was born and put to rest on Monday (3/4/2002) in Lincoln.
Survivors: parents, Mark and Shawn (Walkinshaw) Huenink; grandparents, Bill and Carol Walkinshaw, Arvin and Cindy Huenink, all Lincoln; great-grandparents, Avery and Sue Pickering, Ashland, Harold and Evelyn Huenink, Panama; great-great-grandparents, Garrit and Johanna Andringa, Lincoln; uncles, spouses, Ben and Nichole Walkinshaw, Fremont, Jason and Tammie Huenink, Lincoln, Dustin Huenink, Fort Campbell, Ky., Daniel Huenink and fiancee Jody Frank, Kansas City, Mo.; cousins, Jessica Huenink, Jennifer Brown, both Lincoln, Parker Frank, Kansas City, Mo. Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Lee Pickering, Gerald and Vera Walkinshaw, Orlando "Cap" and Ruby James.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Kim Nofel. No viewing or visitation. Lincoln Memorial Park Babyland. Memorials to the family. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.
Hurt - Richard "Dick," 67, Dwight, died Saturday (3/2/2002).
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Thursday, Assumption Catholic Church, Dwight. Visitation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Wood Zabka Funeral Home, Seward; one hour before services, church. Rosary prayer service: 7 p.m. today, church. Memorials to donor's choice in care of family.
Kaar - Josiah E. "Joe," 79, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/2/2002).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Military honors by VFW, Posts 131 and 3606. Visitation: one hour before services, funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Tabitha Hospice.
Ketterer - Barbara A., 72, Lincoln, widow of Robert, died Sunday (3/2/2002).
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Father David Hintz. Rosary: 7 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Madonna Pastoral Care.
Krueger - Clarence Chester, 82, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly Lincoln, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, Webster, S.D. (11/30/19) to George and Emma (Kuecker). Raised on farm near Webster, graduated from Webster High School, 1938, where he played football and basketball. Served, U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed for a time at Panama Canal. In 1943 married Genevieve Johnson, who passed away in 1983. After war, made his home and reared family in Lincoln. Founder, owner, Krueger Construction Co. in Lincoln; specialized in custom homes, operating for 36 years. Member, Elks Lodge, American Legion and Hillcrest Country Club, where he was avid golfer. Involved in a number of professional organizations including National Home Builders Association. In 1968 served as president of Nebraska State Homebuilders Association. Honored as Home Builder of the Year in 1971. Served as director and past president, Home Builders Association of Lincoln. Also served as director of its credit union and as membership chairman. Also a consultant for House Beautiful Magazine and chairman of Parade of Homes in 1971. Having spent winters in Scottsdale many years, he eventually made his home there with his wife, Wilma, of 16 years. Enjoyed travel, opera, fishing and sports throughout his life.
Survivors: loving wife, Wilma; brother, Clayton and wife Ila, Lincoln; sister, Carol Schoenleber and husband, Kenneth, Lincoln; daughters, Diane Troyer and husband, Daryl, Houston, Patricia Bowra and husband Richard, Harrisburg, Pa., Julie Smartt and husband Daniel, El Paso, Texas; stepson, Ron Dickson and wife Teresa, Lenexa, Kan.; stepdaughter, Patty Dearlove and husband Steve, Burlington, Iowa; seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by first wife, Genevieve; son, David; sister, Irene Riley; brothers, Wesley, Frank and Lavern.
Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. The Rev. Kerry O'Bryant. Lincoln Memorial Park. Military graveside rites by Fort Riley, Kan., Army honor guard. Pallbearers: members of Fort Riley honor guard. Visitation: one hour before services, funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lutz - Ellen Marie, 62, Villages, Fla., died Friday (3/1/2002).
Services: 3 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Viewing: noon-9 p.m. Thursday; Friday until services, funeral home.
Masters - Frank C., 59, Kansas City, Mo., formerly Syracuse, died Tuesday (3/5/2002). Born, rural Syracuse (2/12/43) to Carl F. and L. Margaret Masters. Chemical engineer.
Survivors: wife, Rosalie; daughter, Carrie Stevens, Lincoln; son, Carl, Lawrence, Kan.; sisters, Ann Rienert, Independence, Mo., Judy Moore, Raleigh, N.C.; Kay Witt, Lincoln; brothers, Jim, Syracuse, Tom, Lincoln; mother; five stepchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren. Preceded in death by father.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Syracuse. Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, with family, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Friday, all at funeral home; one hour before services, church. Memorials to family's choice. Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse.
Mays - Robert J. "Bob," 77, Lincoln, died Sunday (3/3/2002).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Southgate United Methodist Church, 3500 Pioneers Blvd. Graveside Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Park with family and friends meeting at gate 2 before services. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials in lieu of flowers to donor's favorite charity. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.
Merideth - Thomas C., 52, Lincoln, died Sunday (3/3/2002).
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. No visitation on Wednesday. Memorials to Nebraskans for Peace, Suite 1026, 941 O St., Lincoln 68508.