Tipton - Bill, 71, Chester, died Thursday (3/15/2001) in Hebron.
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, United Methodist Church, Chester. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan. Memorials to family's choice.
Vifquain - Robert C., 72, Lincoln, died Friday (3/16/2001).
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials to American Heart Association.
Adair - Ed, 80, Arvada, Colo., widower of Fran, died Sunday (3/18/2001). Born, Stillwell, Okla. Retired, Montgomery Ward, Lincoln. Army veteran, World War II.
Survivors: son, Joel, Thornton, Colo.; daughter, Jodee West, Littleton, Colo.; two sisters, both Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday, Mile Hi Church, Lakewood, Colo. Inurnment: Mount Olivet, Arvada. Cremation. Memorials to family for local cancer chapter.
Alfs - Wynona F., 92, Lincoln, died 3/13/01. Born, Shickley (10/26/08) to Clint and Minnie (Gratopp) Smith. Homemaker. Member, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Kappa Delta sorority. Duplicate bridge player. Musician.
Survivors: nieces; nephews; cousins. Preceded in death by husband, Hugo.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Eastmont Towers Chapel, 6325 O St. Dr. Robert Chitwood. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to University of Nebraska Foundation, 1111 Lincoln Mall, Suite 200 (08); Eastmont Towers, 6325 O St. (10); or Shickley United Methodist Church, Shickley, NE 68436.
Baumfalk - Grace Helena, 94, Diller, widow of Wilhelm F., died Monday (3/19/2001) in Beatrice. Born, Diller. Homemaker.
Survivors: daughters, Elaine Erdmann, DeWitt, Beth Lee Beran, Nancy Lillie, Judy Holliger, all Diller; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-granddaughter; brother, Harry Lottman, Beatrice; sister, Christena Wasserman, Beatrice.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Diller. Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller. Memorials to family's choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury.
Brunke - Janice L., 68, Lincoln.
Graveside Services: 10 a.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St. Memorials to Germans from Russia. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Buckley - Frances A., 96, Lincoln, died Sunday (3/18/2001).
Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1940 S. 77th St. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. today, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Rosary: 7 p.m. today, mortuary. Memorials to church (06); or local hospice care.
Burkey - James W. "Jim," 58, Lincoln, died Sunday (3/18/2001).
Services: 3 p.m. today, Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St., and one hour before services, church. Memorials in care of family.
Carlson - Fern, 98, Lincoln, died Sunday (3/18/2001).
Services pending, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Carpenter - Marian, 90, Superior, died Monday (3/19/2001). Born near Ong.
Survivors: husband, Harold; children, Kay Hecke, Hastings, Verne Harrison, Rockville, Conn., Grace Bell, Dunedin, Fla.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Alvin Swanson, Golden, Colo., Melvin Swanson, Hastings, Chester Swanson of Edgar, Reuben Swanson, Oakland; sister, Lorene Hope, Grandview, Mo.; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by first husband, Walter Harrison.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior. Ong Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorial established in care of family, 120 E. 14th St., Superior, NE 68978.
Cole - Ruth A., 85, Lincoln, died Tuesday (3/20/2001). Born, Wayner, S.D. (1/6/16) to Charles and Bertha (Stout) Dahlberg. Retired secretary, Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation, 1976, 28 years. Member, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Yankee Hill Home Extension Club. Radio operator, Navy W.A.V.E.S.
Survivors: sister, brother-in-law, Margery B. and Irvin E. Yohn, Lincoln; brother, sister-in-law, Charles S. and Adele Dahlberg, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.; stepson, spouse, James and Virginia Cole, Laramie, Wyo.; two nieces. Preceded in death by husbands, Charles Morrell (1972) and Edgar A. Cole (1985); parents.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First-Plymouth Congregational Chapel, 2000 D St. The Rev. Dr. Otis Young. First-Plymouth Columbarium. Cremation. No visitation. Additional memorial service: 10 a.m. Tuesday (3/27/2001), Eastmont Towers Chapel, 6325 O St. Memorials to church or Eastmont Towers Foundation.
Crouse - Michael G., 31, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/17/2001) in Omaha. Born, Lincoln. Employed, Fritz Grocery, Hildreth; Wal-Mart, Kearney; Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln.
Survivors: mother, stepfather, Joyce and Edward Albers, Franklin; brothers, Bryan, Lincoln, Randall, Crete, Curtis, Kearney; sister, Cindy Jackson, Lincoln. Preceded in death by father, Francis.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Grace Lutheran Church, Franklin. Maple Grove Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Thursday; 8-11:30 a.m. Friday, Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin; one hour before services, church.
Ellis - Evelyn Rae Inez, 87, Lincoln, died Tuesday (3/20/2001) in Grand Island.
Funeral services pending. Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St.
Farrin - Wayne L., 64, Lincoln, died Monday (3/19/2001).
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials in lieu of flowers, care of family.
Germer - Brianna, 20, Lincoln, died Monday (3/19/2001) in Stanford, Calif.
Services pending, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Hilger - Alfred J. "Shorty," 78, David City, died Sunday (3/18/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. today, St. Mary's Catholic Church, David City. Memorials in care of family. Roberts Funeral Home, David City.
Lauterbach - John A., 64, Octavia, died Sunday (3/18/2001) in Lincoln. Born, Octavia. Truck driver.
Survivors: wife, Judy; sons, Dale, Octavia, Charles, Bellwood, Scott, Columbus; daughters, Lynn McCarthy, Brenda Shultz, Cindy Lauterbach, all Octavia; nine grandchildren; brother, Herman, Columbus; sisters, Mabel Pabia, Bruno, Betty Lee, Albuquerque, N.M., Barbara Hodyc, Octavia, Ramona Sharock, Harrison, Ark.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Svoboda Funeral Home North Chapel, Schuyler. Edholm Cemetery, Octavia. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. today; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., funeral home.
Masek - Irene M., 72, Bella Vista, Ark., formerly Raymond, died 12/16/00.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary's and St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Valparaiso. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary's and St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 637 Iver, Valparaiso, 68065. Wadlow-Rozanek Funeral Chapel, Valparaiso.
May - Robert F., 85, Denver, widower of Imogene, died Friday (3/16/2001). Born, York. Lawyer. Founder, Robert F. May Co., medical claims administration. Navy veteran, World War II.
Survivors: sons, Robert S., Gregory A., both Denver; daughter, Marcia Rollins, Santa Cruz, Calif.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Howard, York; sister, Helen Augustine, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, York. Greenwood Cemetery, York. Memorials to family. Metz Mortuary, York.
Miller - Norman R., 66, Omaha, died Sunday (3/18/2001).
Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Syracuse. Pallbearers: Bob Searbough, Bill Ferguson, Terry Ferguson, Darin Miller, Bob Glasshoff, Steve Stedman. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today; Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials to Cancer Research at Methodist Hospital, Omaha.
Moessner - Helen S., 92, Lincoln, died Tuesday (3/20/2001).
Services pending, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Owens - Troy J., 38, Lincoln, died in Tallahassee, Fla. Born, Lincoln (9/27/62). Formerly with Army National Guard. Graduate, Lincoln East High School.
Survivors: mother, Margaret A. Todd, Lincoln; father, James O., Camdenton, Mo.; sisters, Julie Fenstermacher, Wendy Thrasher, both Lincoln; brother, Bryce, Omaha; nephews, nieces, Casey Burke, Amber Fenstermacher, Todd Krumm-Owens, Avery Thrasher, Emily Thrasher, Lauryn Todd; great-nephew, Ian Burk. Preceded in death by grandparents.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation: 1-8 p.m. Thursday, funeral home. Memorials to American Heart Association, Alzheimer's Association or donor's choice.
Paradiso - Marian Beardsley, 80, Pukalani, Hawaii, died Thursday (3/15/2001). Born, Adams. Retired high school math teacher, Lafayette, Ind., 1979. Attended University of Nebraska.
Survivors: husband, Samuel; daughters, Rosalie Seaton, Pittsboro, N.C., Marilyn Paradiso, Waikapu, Hawaii, Elizabeth Paradiso, Pukalani; brother, William Earl Beardsley, Lincoln; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters.
Celebration of Life: 3 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului, Hawaii. Reception to follow, mortuary.
Stephenson - Elsie Marie, 89, Deshler, widow of Harvey, died Tuesday (3/20/2001). Born near Belleville, Kan. (9/27/11) to John and Anna (Levendofsky) Vishnefske. Married, 10/7/31. Helped husband farm near Deshler. Member, Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler Women's Club. Volunteered, Parkview Haven and the Senior Center.
Survivors: daughter, son-in-law, Norma and Ed Wiedel, Deshler; granddaughters, spouse, Shirley Wiedel, Sharon and William Gewain, all Lincoln; great-granddaughter, Kimberly Marie Gewain; nieces; nephews; other relatives; many friends. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Harvey; brothers, sisters an infant, twins, Michael and Elizabeth, Edward, Frank, John, William, Joseph, Agnes, Helen and Mary.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler. Phillip Nielsen officiating. Deshler City Cemetery. Memorial established. Deshler Memorial Funeral Home.
Stibal - Wilma, 99, Schuyler, widow of Thomas, died Monday (3/19/2001). Born, Schuyler. Homemaker. Retired schoolteacher.
Survivors: son, Thomas J., Lincoln; two grandchildren; sister, Elva Pokorny, Schuyler; brother, Frank Steinberger, Schuyler.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Svoboda Funeral Home North Chapel, Schuyler. Schuyler Cemetery. Visitation; Thursday, 4-7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., funeral home.
Thompson - Alvera E., 97, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly Hebron, widow of Albert, died 2/22/01. Born, Lawrence (1/7/04).
Survivors: daughters, sons-in-law, Betty and Wilmer Marx, Sussex, Wis., Delores and William Beisner, Erie, Colo., Gwendolyn Runge, Longmont, Colo., JoAnne and Gerald Ziegler, Scottsdale; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.
Rosary service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Price Funeral Home, Hebron. The Rev. Father Paul Sheehy. Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Hebron. No viewing. Memorials to St. Vincent de Paul Society, care of St. Daniel Church, 7923 E. Latham St., Scottsdale, AZ 85257.
Vifquain - Robert C., 72, Lincoln, died Friday (3/16/2001).
Memorial service: 11 a.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials to American Heart Association.
Vostrez - Marvin Allen, 61, Lincoln, died Monday (3/19/2001). Born, rural Swanton (8/30/39). Former maintenance supervisor, American Stores Meat Packing Plant and J.C. Penney. Served, U.S. Army. Church elder, usher, served on church youth boards; Bible study leader; Spiritual Resource Team; Soul Care Callers. Board of directors, Lincoln Federal Credit Union.
Survivors: daughters, Elizabeth Vostrez, Anna Vostrez, both Lincoln; sister, brother-in-law, Ardis and Gene Niederklein, Wilber; mother-in-law, spouse, Marie and Orville Matthewson, Aberdeen, Idaho; aunt, Irene Javorsky, Wilber. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Blanche; wife, Irene.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 12th and H streets. Pastor Duane Voorman. Wilber Czech Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. Memorials to Lincoln Lutheran High School, 1100 N. 56th St., 68504.
Andelt - Rosella I., 78, Lincoln, died Wednesday (3/21/2001).
Graveside Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St. Meet at Gate 2. No visitation. Memorials to Tabitha Hospice in lieu of flowers. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave.
Bartley - Lyle D., 55, Southwest City, Mo., formerly of Canon City, Colo., died Thursday (3/22/2001) at Joplin, Mo. Born, Superior. Self-employed contractor.
Survivors: wife, Connie; daughters, Deana Blanton, Leigh Thompson, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepdaughter, Melanie Solis, Canon City; stepsons, Douglas Lawhead, Brian Lawhead, both of Canon City; sisters, Phyllis Greenhalgh, Eatonton, Ga., Janet Maruhn, Red Cloud, Valda Phelps, Franklin, Marlene Zimmerman, Red Cloud, Charlene Krueger, Ord; 13 grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Red Cloud. Red Cloud Cemetery. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Monday, Simonson-Williams Funeral Home, Red Cloud.