Miles - Betty J., 78, Lincoln, died Saturday (3/2/2002).
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Indian Hills Community Church, 1000 S. 84th St. No visitation. Cremation. Memorials to Sound Words c/o Indian Hills Community Church. Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Moody - Patricia A., 70, Lincoln, died Tuesday (3/5/2002). Born, Cozad (11/17/31) to Richard and Grace (Sage) Mansfield. Married Gene Moody, Aug. 28, 1955, in Cozad. Employed as registered nurse in surgery for three years, Lincoln General Hospital, and office nurse for 30 years, Lincoln Clinic and Edgewood Family Physicians. Member, Christ United Methodist Church.
Survivors: husband, Gene; sons, daughters-in-law, Bill and Teresa, Lincoln, John and Julie, Seward; daughter, son-in-law, Susan and David Degenhardt, Lincoln; grandchildren, Steven and Thomas Moody, Scott, Michael and TJ Degenhardt, all Lincoln, Sarah and Hannah Moody, Seward; brother, sister-in-law, Richard and Betty Mansfield, Coronado, Calif.; niece; nephew. Preceded in death by parents; infant brother.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Jay Vetter. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Rick Novotny, Patrick Gilmore, Jim Stoll, Brad Smith, Paul Stoll, Doug Roehrs, Jack Cooper, Jay Stoll. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; 9-11 a.m. Monday, funeral home. Memorials to American Heart Association-Nebraska Chapter 3624 Farnam St., Omaha 63181-3278.
Nelson - Ove D. "Hut" 88, and Helen (Jurgens), 81, formerly Bruning. Ove, born in Ruskin, died 1/21/02 in Medford, Ore. Helen, born in Hebron, died 7/22/01 in Eugene, Ore. They moved to Oregon in 1947.
Survivors: son, Dennis J. of Medford; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Memorial graveside services to be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Bruning Public Cemetery. Farmer & Son Funeral Home, Geneva.
Rooney - John J., 78, Lincoln, died Thursday (2/28/2002).
Mass: 11 a.m. today, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rosary: 6 p.m. today, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Visitation: 8-10 a.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to the family.
Rowley - Colleen A., 76, Superior, widow of Earl Griffith and Walter Rowley Sr., died Sunday (3/3/2002). Born, Portland, Ore. With husband Walter, ran State Line filling station and Republic (Kan.) Cafe.
Survivors: children, Kelly Griffith, Salina, Kan., Julie Moore, Scurry, Texas, Dan Griffith, San Diego, Larry Griffith, Galva, Kan., Jeffrey Griffith, Long Beach, Calif.; stepchildren, Dean Rowley, Walter Rowley, both Hardy, Juanita Ulsh, Superior; sister, Corrine M. Petty, Portland; 29 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday, Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior. Memorials to family.
Schoening - Zella M., 98, Grand Island, formerly Belgrade, widow of Henry, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, Unadilla. Retired, Kaufman's Variety Store.
Survivors: sons, Neal H., Lincoln, Galen W., Albion; daughters, Bernita J. Kennedy, Diann M. Elstermeier, both Grand Island; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Claire Ostrander, Fullerton, Joy Ostrander, Dale Ostrander, both Tacoma, Wash., Bill Ostrander, Hemet, Calif.
11 a.m. Thursday, Palmer Funeral Home, Fullerton. Fullerton Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials to Messiah Lutheran Church, Grand Island, or Fullerton Cemetery.
Schroeder - Ivan W., 75, Lincoln, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, Lancaster County (3/9/26) to Conrad and Laura (Stange) Schroeder. Graduate, Walton High School, 1944. U.S. Navy and World War II veteran. Retired farmer. Member, VFW Post 131, American Legion Post 3. Former member, First Baptist Church.
Survivors: son, Paul, Ames, Iowa; brothers, sisters-in-law, Wayne and Darlene, Merle and Phyllis, Estel and Jeannine, all Lincoln; nephews; nieces; cousins. Preceded in death by wife, Gloria; parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Pastor Lee B. Spitzer. Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers: Randy Schroeder, Ron Schroeder, Ted Schroeder, Dennis Schroeder, Eric Schroeder, Peter Pfeifer. Military honors by Fort Riley, Kan., Army honor guard. Visitation: 3-9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. until services Friday, all at funeral home. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.
Schuerman - Floyd F. "Whitey," 66, Wilber, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, near DeWitt (3/23/35). Owner/operator, Whitey's Repair. Married, Joan Rathburn, Dec. 23, 1955, in Ellis.
Survivors: special friend, Shirley Znamenacek, Wilber; son, daughter-in-law, Jeffery and Julie, Butte; daughter, Jodie A. Barta and fiance Dennis Haxton, Wilber, Julie Schachtschabel and friend Jim Nutsch, Beatrice; grandchildren, Jamie and Jennifer Schuerman, Butte, Justin Barta, Beatrice, Jenilee Barta, Lincoln, Jerilyn Barta, Wilber, JoeyAnn, Jorden and Jessamy Schachtschabel, all Wilber; sisters, brothers-in-law, Verla and Joe Tyser, Swanton, LaVae and Howard Schuerman, Wilber; brother, sister-in-law, Allen "Bucky" and Patty, DeWitt; brother-in-law, Dale Rezny, Wilber; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence E. and Adela C. (Klostermeier); wife, Joan; sister, Donna Rezny.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Zajicek Funeral Home, Wilber. Wilber Czech Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Thursday, funeral home. Memorials to family with funeral home in charge or to Huntington's Disease Research.
Shepard - Erma A., 81, Lincoln, Friday (3/1/2002).
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Newman United Methodist Church, 2242 R St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials in care of the family.
Smith - James L., 49, Lincoln, died Monday (3/4/2002).
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 1015 Lancaster Lane. Pallbearers: Jerry Ellis, Brad Huddleston, Ed Yaeger, Jay White, Mark King, Scott Juranek, Paul Regole, Ron Decker, Doug Rosenthal. Honorary pallbearers: nephews and niece, Aaron, Adam, D.J. and Eliza Smith. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. Thursday, with family, 6-8 p.m., Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.; one hour before services, church. Memorials to Alliance for the Mentally Ill, PO Box 6943, Lincoln 68506; or the church. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuttle - Raymond E., 62, Lincoln, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, Lincoln (5/11/39). Pastor-major with the Salvation Army. Served in U.S. Navy, 1956-60. Member, Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.
Survivors: wife, Fran; sons, daughter-in-law, James L., David D. and Christy, all Lincoln; daughter, son-in-law, Susan K. and Randy Summit, St. Louis; brother, sister-in-law, Ron and George'Ann, York; sister, brother-in-law, Peggy and Dale Vrana, Martinez, Ga.; nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Norma Jean; parents; brother; sister.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. Col. Milford L. Hickam and Maj. Robert A. Boone. Fairview Cemetery. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. Thursday, with family, 6-8 p.m., chapel. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel.
Udd - Frances G., 90, Clark Jeary Retirement Center in Lincoln, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, Swedeburg (9/1/11). Homemaker. Member, First Evangelical Covenant Church, Lincoln.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Warren and Carolyn, Mount Prospect, Ill.; daughters, son-in-law, Iris and Bob Johnson, Lincoln, Claris Udd, Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Waldemar Udd.
In celebration of life and in gratitude for Frances' life, a memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, First Evangelical Covenant Church, 60th and L streets. Private interment, Morningside Cemetery, Mead. Pallbearers: Kevin Udd, Randy, Jim, David Johnson, Larry Carlson, Lee Martinson. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. Friday, with family, 6-8 p.m., Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. In lieu of flowers memorials to church building fund. Metcalf Funeral Home.
Walker - Edgar C. "Casey," 90, Lincoln, died Monday (3/4/2002).
Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation pending.
Woolhiser - Mabel L., 79, Louisville, died Sunday (3/3/2002) in Omaha. Born, Auburn.
Survivors: husband, Vic; daughters, Anita Barnhill, Aurora, Colo., Barbara A. Woolhiser, Galesburg, Ill.; sons, Bill, Casper, Wyo., Jim of Manley; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Louisville. Burial of ashes at later date. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. Thursday to sign register book, greet family 7-8 p.m., Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Louisville. Memorials to St. Jude.
Yakel - Betty Jean, 79, Lincoln, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, Clatonia (6/27/22). Member, Christ Lutheran Church.
Survivors: husband, Jacob; daughter, son-in-law, JoLynn and Ross Ingles, San Diego; sons, daughters-in-law, Matt and Cody, Milford, Paul and Therese, Council Bluffs, Iowa; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, sister-in-law, Duane and Vivian Buntemeyer, Lincoln; sister, Lois Haverlock, Casper, Wyo.; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by son, Mark; parents, John and Maria Buntemeyer.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner, Lincoln. Cremation. No visitation. In lieu of flowers memorials to Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired in care of the family. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Youngblood - Tom, 47, Minneapolis, died Monday (3/4/2002). Color consultant, Hirshfields. Graduate, UNL.
Survivors: partner, Rick Stackley; mother, Mary; sister, Mary Hamann; brother, John; nieces.
Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Thursday, Thomson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Minneapolis. Friends may begin to gather one hour before services. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Aliveness Project. Thomson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Minneapolis.
Zersen - Ruth S., 83, York, died Sunday (3/3/2002).
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Gresham. Visitation: today, Metz Mortuary, York.
Zuehlsdorf - Herman "Bud," 79, Phoenix, died Monday (3/4/2002). Born, Carleton.
Survivors: wife, Esther; daughter, Barb Metternick, Hebron; sister, Gertrude Dragoo, Crete; nine grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.
Services pending, Bohimer Funeral Home, Phoenix. Cremation.
Brisson - Jeff P., 45, Omaha, died Saturday (5/23/2002) near Hawley, Minn. Superintendent at American Fence Co., Omaha.
Survivors: wife, Sharon; sons, Matt and Blake; mother, Doris Brisson, Green Valley, Ariz.; twin brother, wife, Brad and Karen, Forest Knolls, Calif.; sister, brother-in-law, Barb and Dave Basil, Minneapolis.; father, mother-in-law, Marvin and Janice Hestermann, Firth; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, Vicky and Alan Benson, Sterling, Cindy and Steve Bottger, Lincoln; brother-in-law, sister-in-law, Marvin and Jenny Hestermann, Lincoln; nieces and nephews, Joey, Josalyn, Cory, Shane and Emily.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday, Trinity Interdenominational Church, 156th and Dodge streets. Memorials to the SIDS Foundation.o
Callaway - Myrtle L., 90, Beatrice, widow of Garfield, died Friday (5/24/2002). Born, rural Cortland. Retired, Beatrice State Developmental Center.
Survivors: daughters, sons-in-law, Gerry and Mike Fisher, Beatrice, Sherry and John Ruhge, Talmage; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Nickels, Beatrice, Esther Williams, Lincoln; many nieces and nephews.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice. Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Pickrell. Visitation: noon today until time of service Tuesday, funeral home. Memorials: family's choice.
Coon - Delbert, 79, Bradshaw, died Saturday (5/25/2002) in Lincoln. Retired, Bradshaw Coop Elevator. World War II Army veteran.
Survivors: daughter, Judy Johnson, Lincoln; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Metz Mortuary, York. Plainfield Cemetery, Bradshaw. Visitation: begins 1 p.m. today, mortuary.
Friedman - Jerry, 41, San Francisco, died Friday (5/17/2002) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, of lymphoma. Born, Ogallala (7/17/60). Graduated, Ogallala High School, 1978. Attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, three years, and was a member of the UNL Yell Squad, 1981-82, and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Earned bachelor of science degree in speech pathology/audiology from Northeastern University, Boston, 1984, and master of science degree in audiology from Galludet University, Washington, D.C., 1986. Regents Fellowship doctoral candidate in a special education joint program with the University of California in Berkeley and San Francisco State University at the time of his death. He had finished all but his dissertation. California Board of Medical Quality Assurance licensed audiologist. Worked for several years for the Hearing Society of the Bay Area as a clinical fellow, audiologist/program coordinator for the Hearing Outreach Program and the director of audiology. Served as a consulting audiologist for the Specialized Audiology Center in Amman, Jordan, and later for the Society for the Care of the Handicapped in the Gaza Strip. Also known as "Vassy," a founding member of The Kinsey Sicks in San Francisco, an all-male a cappella singing group that tours the country.
Survivors: father, Harold Friedman, Brule; mother, Celia Fay Shook, Angleton, Texas; sisters, Mary Kathryn Hagge, Lawrenceville, Ga., Suzanne Stephens, Sparta, Tenn.; brothers, Joe Friedman, Niceville, Fla., Jim Friedman, Lincoln; nieces, Carmen Friedman and her daughters, Courtney and Cayleigh, North Platte, Michelle Friedman, Phoenix; Shannon Stephens, Sparta, Tenn., Kelly Friedman, Niceville, Fla.; nephews, Adam Stephens, Sparta, Tenn., Greg Friedman, Niceville, Fla.; aunts, uncles, cousins, friends who will greatly miss him and his love for life. Preceded in death by sister, Shirly Friedman; brother, John Friedman; niece, Rachel Friedman; grandniece, Jessica Putnam; life partner, Abatto Avilez.
Memorial services to celebrate his life were May 20 at his mother's home. Inurnment services will be held at a later date in Brule. A memorial has been established to the University of Nebraska Foundation HIV Research Fund, Attention: Jerome Lawrence Friedman Memorial, 985400 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5400. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuary, Omaha, was in charge of cremation arrangements.
Gering - Bill, 81, Superior, widower of Carole, died Friday (5/24/2002) in Hastings. Born, Beloit, Kan. Served in U.S. Army, awarded Victory Medal.
Survivors: daughter, Angela King, Monticello, Ark.; sons, Nick, Hastings, Zhon, Fort Collins, Colo., Gerald, Russelville, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior. Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. today. Memorials in care of the family.
Hamann - Phoebe D., 70, Lincoln, died Thursday (5/23/2002). Born, Beatrice (9/16/31) to Clyde and Irene (Schroeder) Dempster. Homemaker. BM and MA degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Member, Westminster Presbyterian Church, choir member, 45 years; Board of Music; Kappa Kappa Gamma; President, UNL College of Performing Arts Alumni Board; UNL Alumni Association; Accompanist, UNL Women's Chorale; Friends of Lied; Sigma Alpha Iota, International Professional Music Fraternity Awards: Alumnae, Alumnae Leadership, Province Leadership, Sword of Honor, Rose of Honor, Diamond Sword of Honor; Junior League of Lincoln, sustaining member; Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Guild; President, Board of Directors; Morning Musical Review; Admiral, Nebraska Navy. Founder, Strings Alliance in Lincoln Music Camp, 1984; Theatre Arts for Youth; LollyPop concerts. Winner, Mayor's Arts Award.
Survivors: husband, Donald D.; sons, daughter-in-law, Rick and Shari, Lincoln, Chip, Ottawa, Canada; daughter, Lynn Roberts, Fort Collins, Colo.; grandchildren, Jordan and Jeremy Hamann; brother, Richard Dempster, Topeka, Kan.
Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. No visitation, cremation. Memorials: SAIL music camp or Lincoln Symphony.
Hereth - Melvin Norman, 79, Lincoln, died Thursday (5/23/2002).
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Memorial Park, (meet inside Gate 2 at 11 a.m.) Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to the family. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.
Hester - Genevieve S., 93, Lincoln, widow of Milton, died Friday (5/24/2002). Born to Eugene and Ethel (Smith) Sire (10/24/08). Attended Peru State College. Former teacher, Eagle, Bennet and elementary schools in the Sandhills. Former bookkeeper, Hester Refrigeration. Member, Temple Chapter 271 OES, 50 years.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Robert and Sharon, Greenwood; grandson, Blaine Hester, Rio Grande City, Texas; granddaughter, spouse, Kara and Kent Eitzmann, Lincoln; grandson, spouse, Brian and Brenda Hester, Lincoln; four great-grandchildren, Jaslyn, Drew, Derek, Tayler; brother, Eugene Sire, Huxley, Iowa; many nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by husband; brother, Walter; parents.
Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, family greeting friends 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials to Faith Lutheran School Building Fund.
Hollander - Robert W., 62, Hubbell, died Wednesday (5/22/2002) in Lincoln.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Hubbell Community Center, Hubbell. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association. Price Funeral Home, Hebron.