Leffert - Donna L., 88, Auburn, died Monday (3/12/2001). Born near Auburn. Worked at the former Wood Carv manufacturing plant, Auburn.
Survivors: daughter, Sandra Jean Featherston, Auburn; sister, Betty Benshoff; brother, John Bourlier Jr., both Humboldt; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Auburn. Glen Rock Cemetery near Brock. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday, Hemmingsen Funeral Home, Auburn.
Lueders - Bernice L., 70, Elk Creek, died Sunday (3/11/2001) in Lincoln.
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, St. Peters Lutheran Church, rural Elk Creek. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers to family's choice. Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh.
Marsh - Frank, 76, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/10/2001). Born, Norfolk (4/27/24) to Frank and Delia (Andrews). Nebraska secretary of state, 1953-71. Lieutenant governor, 1971-75. State treasurer, 1975-81; re-elected, state treasurer, 1987-91. State director, Farmers Home Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1981-85. State Department escort/interpreter (English speaking) 1986. Consultant, UNL Center for Continuing Education, 1986. Special projects coordinator, Tabitha, 1986. Member, Trinity United Methodist Church, 50-year choir member. Director, Farmers Home Administration under President Ronald Reagan. Co-founder, Lincoln Mayor's Committee for International Friendship, treasurer, board of directors (past chairman). Past national president, National Council for Community Services to International Visitors, now National Council for International Visitors State Department Affiliate, board of directors. American Youth Hostels, board of directors, past national president and represented United States at New Zealand World Conference. Co-founder, National Association of State Treasurers, executive committee, past president. Outstanding Laity Award, Nebraska United Methodist Church, 1993. Unsung Hero Award, United Way, 1996. Outstanding Community Service Award, Lincoln Journal Star, 1998. CEO and co-founder, Foodnet, Inc.
Survivors: wife, Shirley Mac; daughters, sons-in-law, Sherry Marsh Tupper and Philip Tupper, Andover, Mass., Melissa L. Marsh and Howard Fisher, Carrollton, Texas, Dr. Siti Ghozali, Semarang, Indonesia, Efi Sumarlin Hari and Rudy Hari, Jakarta, Indonesia, Sachiko Watanabe, Rochester, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Doris Marsh, Annapolis, Md.; sons, daughters-in-law, Dory M. and Beverly Marsh, Lincoln, Corwin F. and Lisa Marsh, Rochester, N.Y., Dr. Mitchell E. and Julianne Marsh, Lincoln., Charles and Peggy Ansah, Las Vegas, Dr. John Banfi, Pavia, Italy; special friends, Halina and Roman Kwiatek, Mississauga, Ontario; grandchildren, Erik Tupper, Christopher Marsh, Calieb Marsh, Laura Salem, Margaret Fisher, Caroline Fisher, Jennifer Tupper Haynes, Elizabeth Marsh, Stephanie Marsh, Jeff Salem, Andrew Fisher; great-grandchildren, Brittany Haynes, Judd Salem; sisters, Margaret Hodgson, Grand Island, Gertrude E. Fink, Eugene, Ore.; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; son, Stephen Alan.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1345 S. 16th St. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to church (02) or Frank and Shirley Marsh Scholarship Fund at UNL Foundation, 1111 Lincoln Mall (08). Established by Charles Awuah-Ansah and Marsh children to support international students. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Martell - Drake Alexander, 3 months, Lincoln, died Wednesday (3/7/2001). Born, Lincoln (11/17/2000).
Survivors: parents, John A. Lewy and Dawn R. Martell, Lincoln; brother, Troy A., Lincoln; grandparents, Sharon Martell, Lincoln, John and Kathey Lewy, Fallon, Nev.; great-grandparents, Eugene and Mary Ellen McMullin, Fallon, Nev.; aunt, Johnna Zari, Portland, Ore.
Memorial service: noon Sunday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Mikki Chrastil-Crawford. Honorary pallbearers: Danielle McArthur, Melissa Murkins. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to family.
McCulley - Genevieve E. "Ginny," 76, Lincoln, formerly Utica, died Saturday (3/10/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: today, 9 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials in care of family.
McGrail - Ovalavaretta "Beda," 101, Lincoln, widow of John J., died Sunday (3/11/2001). Born, Lena, Iowa. Retired telephone operator, The Cornhusker.
Survivors: daughter, Joye DeKlotz, Lincoln; grandchildren, Rick C. DeKlotz, Falls City, Kip DeKlotz, Lincoln, Randy DeKlotz, Minneapolis; two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Calvary Cemetery. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to Friendship Home, P.O. Box 30268, Lincoln (03).
Newman - Beulah Mae, 87, Wilber, formerly Davey, widow of Harold M., died Monday (3/12/2001). Born, Battle Creek (11/28/13) to Robert L. and Grace L. (Coley) Bonham. Graduate, Auburn High School.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Howard and Tina, Davey; brother, Robert Bonham, New Jersey; stepson, spouse, Harold L. and Irene Newman, Kearney; stepdaughter, Patty Burkman, Houston; stepgrandchildren; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by husband; parents; brothers.
Services: 3 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to Wilber Care Center, R.R. 1 Box 5, Wilber, NE 68465.
Nixon - Kenneth E., 73, Falls City, died Monday (3/12/2001) in Rochester, Minn. Born, Falls City. Farmer. Army veteran, World War II.
Survivors: brothers, Fred Robert, Montclair, Calif., Herbert, Tonganoxie, Kan.; nieces; nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City. Steele Cemetery, Falls City. Memorials to family's choice.
Polivka - Shylee Anne, infant, Lincoln, died Thursday (3/8/2001).
Services: 1 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: today, 9 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials in care of the family for the purchase of a grave marker.
Pollard - Gladys I., 93, Lincoln, widow of M.H. Jr., died Saturday (3/10/2001).
Memorial Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Eastmont Towers Lounge, 6315 O St. Graveside Services: 9 a.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Eastmont Towers infirmary or First Baptist Church Foundation. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Reichenbach - Patrick E., 19, Lincoln, died Sunday (3/11/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. today, church. Visitation: today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (corrected time), Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Wayne State College, Theater Department, in memory of Patrick.
Riekers - Wilhelmine "Minnie," 85, Syracuse, died Tuesday (3/13/2001). Born, rural Otoe to Henry Sr. and Wilhelmine (Gawart) Riekers. Homemaker.
Survivors: sister, Lena Schwartman, Lincoln; nieces, Bonnie Phillips, Lincoln, Shirley Reetz, Crete; nephews, Fred Rickers, Lincoln; great-nieces; great-nephews; one great-great-nephew; great-great-nieces. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Herman, John, Fred, Henry Jr.; sister, Anna Griepenstroh.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Otoe. The Rev. Wallace Wolff. Otoe Cemetery. Pallbearers: Elmer Reetz, Tim Reetz, Kurt Reetz, Bill Phillips, Jim Murphy, Jack Coogan, Fred Rickers. Visitation: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Fussleman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse; one hour before services, church. Memorials to Syracuse Rescue Squad or church.
Schnitter - Caroline, 95, Lincoln, widow of John G., died Sunday (3/11/2001). Born, Austria (3/15/05). Former auditor, Miller & Paine. Member, Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Survivors: daughters, Leone L. Greiner, Alexandria, Va., Colleen Fussell, Lincoln; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Sophie Gunson, Geraldton, Ontario, Canada; brother, Philip Schultz, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Preceded in death by husband, December 1970.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. The Rev. John Schmidt. Tothill Cemetery, Davey. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Friday, funeral home. Memorials to family.
Schuman - William J., 75, Lincoln, died Monday (3/12/2001). Born, Lincoln (2/16/26). Retired, LT&T. Veteran: World War II; Navy; Air Force. Member: Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. 19; Scottish Right; Sesostris Shrine; Weeping Water American Legion; Good Sam Club; VFW Post 131; executive board of the CWA.
Survivors: wife, Geraldine; sons, daughters-in-law, James W. and Klara, Michael W., all Lincoln; sister, brother-in-law, Marjorie and Ray Risher, Montebello, Calif.; brothers, sisters-in-law, Al Rau, Omaha, Forrest "Dutch" and Mary Ann Beaman, Ocala, Fla., Wes "Bud" and Jan Durst, Lincoln; sister-in-law, Barbara Durst, Lincoln; grandchildren, fiancee, Anthony "A.J." Schuman and Stacey Breckner; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Dorothy Rau; brother-in-law, Carroll O. Durst.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. The Rev. Andrew L. McDonald. Military rites by VFW Post 131, 3606 Color Guard, Wyuka Cemetery. Pallbearers: Dick Love, Woody Brinkman, Daryl Schuckman, Jack Quackenbush, Larry Lemon, Don Droud, Bob Love. Honorary pallbearers: Jim Dilworth, Ira Fazel, Charles Shepard, Ian Summers. Visitation: 1-8 p.m. today, chapel. Memorials to American Heart Association, Suite 100, 1550 S. 70th, Lincoln, 68506.
Severyn - Edward Jr., 76, Hastings, formerly Crete, died Wednesday (3/7/2001).
Corrected Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Memorials in care of family.
Slocum - Jack D. Sr., 80, Geneva, died Monday (3/12/2001). Born, Akron, Ohio, to John and Frances (Livingstone). World War II and Korean War veteran. Retired terminal manager, trucking industry.
Survivors: wife, Mary K.; son, daughter-in-law, Jack Jr. and Cindy, Fairmont; daughters, sons-in-law, Nancy Ann and J.P. Weber, Linda F. and Willie Ideen, Jill E. Slocum, all Lincoln; brother, sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Joy, York; nephews, Roger Jasperson, Deshler; family friend, Gwen M. Fischer, Lincoln; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Farmer and Son Funeral Home, Geneva. Pastor Mike Osberg. Geneva Public Cemetery. Visitation: beginning noon today, funeral home. Memorials to family.
Smith - Ada G., 103, Lincoln, died Monday (3/12/2001). Born, Cass County (11/11/1897) to James and Amanda (Barncord) Gammell. Retired schoolteacher: Holdrege; Aurora; Fairbury Junior College; Cedar City; Utah. UNL graduate, B.S. and M.A., education. Member: St. Paul United Methodist Church; Retired Teachers Association; Honored Centenarian.
Survivors: grandson, Douglas Embree, Omaha; granddaughter, spouse, Mary Lou and Mark T. Merwick, Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Louis Williams, Christopher Goossen, Mark E. and Susan Merwick, Jeffrey and Corina Goossen, Scott and Heidi Goossen; great-great-grandsons, Treyton and Parker Merwick, Brock and Josh Williams; nephews; friends. Preceded in death by daughter, Donna Embree; grandson, John Michael Embree; parents; two sisters; brother.
Memorial Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Eastmont Chapel, 6325 O St. The Rev. Dr. Robert Chitwood. Private interment, Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Chris, Jeff and Scott Goossen, Louis Williams, Mark E. Merwick, Joe Cruise, Alan Roller. Visitation: 5 p.m. today until 9 p.m. Thursday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Smith - Grace F., 89, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/10/2001).
Graveside Services: 2:30 p.m. today, Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery, Bridgeport. Memorials to family for scholarship fund. Services were held Tuesday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Splinter - Otis Leonard, 91, Bartlesville, Okla., died Sunday (3/11/2001). Born, Hamilton County. Retired engineer, Tulsa, Okla. Later worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. Retired master sergeant, Air Force Reserves. Veteran, World War II. Graduate, Cotner College, Lincoln, UNL.
Survivors: wife, Lois; sons, Dr. Garth, Oklahoma City, Stephen, Centerville, Utah; daughters, Shirley Reddell, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Beth Ann Smith, Salina, Okla.; sister, Genevieve Wilshusen, Aurora; eight grandchildren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Bartlesville. Graveside rites: 2 p.m. Saturday, Aurora Cemetery, Aurora. Memorials to First Christian Church Abiding Memorial Fund, 520 S.E. Osage, Bartlesville, OK 74003; or First Christian Church Abiding Memorials Fund, Aurora, NE 68818. Higby Mortuary, Aurora.
Stibbs - Wilton C. "Buzz," 68, Omaha, died Sunday (3/11/2001).
Services: 11:30 a.m. today, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Omaha. Memorials to church or Hospice House. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel, Omaha.
Talbert - Betty D., 74, Holdrege, died Sunday (3/11/2001).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, Holdrege. Memorials to church. Nelson-Harris Funeral Home, Holdrege.
Aden - Goldie A., 76, Lincoln, died Tuesday (3/13/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3930 S. 19th St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Memorials to the church (02) or Nebraska Lutheran High School, Waco.
Biggerstaff - Maurene J., 75, Lincoln, died Friday (3/16/2001).
Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. today; 9 a.m. until services Monday, funeral home. Memorials to family.
CaDotte - Elsie M. (Brave), 75, Pine Ridge, S.D., died Wednesday (3/14/2001) in Lincoln.
Survivors: sons, Robert Good Horse, Charles Running Hawk, both Lincoln, Eugene Comes, Scottsbluff; daughter, Doris Running Hawk, Grand Island; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Monday, Loneman Rec. Center, Oglala, S.D. Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Cemetery, Oglala, S.D. Sioux Funeral Home, Pine Ridge, S.D.
Dalton - Helen Holloway, 84, Medford, Ore., died 3/10/01.
Survivors: husband, Bernard; daughter, Kathleen Pennington, Los Gatos, Calif., Diane Machado, Roanoke, Va.; sister, Ruthalee Jorgensen, Lincoln; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Services were held in Medford, Ore. on March 13. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association, Oregon Chapter, Research Division, 2860 State St., Medford, OR 97504.
Daws - Richard C. "Bud," 90, Fairmont, died Thursday (3/15/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, McCool Junction. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. today, Farmer and Son Funeral Home, Geneva. Visitation: beginning 1 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Fairmont Fire Department or Fairmont American Legion.
Erdmann - Harry C., 82, Eagle, died Thursday (3/15/2001) in Hanover.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Christ Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Burial: 2:30 p.m. Monday, St. John Cemetery, Lanham, Kan. Memorials to church. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury.
Farley - Frances E., 93, Tecumseh, died Friday (3/16/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Andrew Catholic Church, Tecumseh. Visitation: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh. Rosary: 7 p.m. Monday, funeral home. Memorials to family.
Friesen - Dr. Harold F., 86, Henderson, died Friday (3/16/2001). Born, southwest of Henderson. Medical practice, Henderson.
Survivors: wife, Elda; sons, Harold "Allyn," Hastings, Royce A., Wichita, Kan.; daughters, Marlene J. Thieszen, Mary Beth Buller, both Henderson; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, MayBelle Janzen, Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Elwin, Henderson; nieces and nephews.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson. Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery, near Henderson. Visitation: after 10:30 a.m. today, Lewis Funeral Chapel, Henderson. Memorials to Henderson Healthcare Services New Clinic Fund.