Obituaries Published June 19, 2003
Jan Ellen Cookson, 63, Lawrence, died June 14 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.
Jan was born April 14, 1940, at Esbon, the daughter of Houston Keen and Elizabeth (Rogers) Keen. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1958. She earned a nursing diploma in 1961 from Halstead Hospital School of Nursing and went on to earn a bachelor of arts degree from Ottawa University in 1979 and a master's degree from Kansas State University in 1984.
She worked for more than 20 years as a nurse and supervisor at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, and as a nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for the last 11 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Jan was preceded in death by her father and daughter, Connie Jantz, in 1977.
Survivors include three sons, Kent Jantz and Eric Cookson, both of Lawrence; Rory Jantz, Greeley, Colo.; her mother, Liz Keen, Lawrence; a sister, Lee Lasley, Hillsboro, Ore.; a brother, Skip Keen, Baldwin City; and eight grandchildren.
Services were today (Thursday) at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lawrence, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, was in charge of arrangements.
Stella Garrison, 90, Nelson, died Friday at Flower Mound, Texas. Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at the Nelson Community United Church of Christ, Nelson. the Rev. Dr. Ralph Sturdy will officiate. Burial will be in the Nelson Cemetery. Klawitter-Price Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Private family services were June 9 in Nashville, Tenn., for Mary Ilene (Hicks) Lovseth, 75, Nashville.
Mrs. Lovseth was born in Beloit, Kan., Aug. 4, 1927. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, David Junior, and daughters, Theola Holloway, Cindy Young, Lola Pearson, Jere Wright and Sue Ann Shoulders; 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis, and two sons, Ole and Randolph.
Burial will be at a later date.
Marian K. Nelson, 92, Santa Cruz., Calif., died Wednesday at Santa Cruz. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Spring Creek Cemetery, Ruskin. Local arrangements will be by the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior.
Obituaries Published Oct. 2, 2003
Raymond M. Balty, 91, Rock Island, Ill., formerly of Jewell County, died Sept. 27 in Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley, Ill. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Melby Mortuary, Mankato, with graveside services at 11:30 a.m., in Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak.
Fredrick Edward Comer, 67, the son of Fredrick Eugene and Lena Mae (Young) Comer, was born Sept. 15, 1936, at Anderson, Ind. He died Sept. 23, at his home in Superior.
One of four children, he graduated from Yorktown High School, Yorktown, Ind., on May 9, 1955.
He married Arlene Ruth Deterding on Sept. 1, 1957, at Deshler. This union was blessed with a daughter, Terri.
He served in the United States Air Force as a small arms instructor, and was honorably discharged in 1968. He was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
After the Air Force he managed the Texas International Gun Club at San Antonio. In Oklahoma City he managed a gun club that held live pigeon and trap/skeet shoots. In Superior he worked at Red Ehlers Service Station. He moved to North Platte in 1975 and began counseling with Alcoholics Anonymous and to control his alcohol addiction. He then became an AA counselor in North Platte, and later moved to Oxnard, Calif., and continued in AA counseling with the Pasadena Police Department. He returned to Superior in 1998 where he resided until his death.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Bill.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Carl Suchsland (Terri), Superior; two granddaughters, Mrs. Tim Shaw (Elizabeth), Omaha; and Dawn Suchsland, Kearney; two sisters, Mrs. Dick Delong (Beverly), Indiana; and Mrs. Ron Carr, (Dowana), Coweta, Okla.
Services were held Saturday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating.
Interment with full military rites by the Ft. Riley Honor Guard was in the Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak.
Inez Crystal Flinn, 88, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at a local care facility Sept. 15, 2003.
She was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Jewell County Kansas, the youngest of eight children to William and Laura (Rogers) Ritter. She grew up and graduated from high school in Esbon, Kan.
She attended teacher's college at Fort Hays State College in Hays, Kan., then taught in a one-room school in Kansas.
She married Bill Kniesteadt on May 26, 1936, in Mankato, Kan., and they moved to The Dalles in 1947. She worked with her husband at the Liberty Club until they started Bill's Coney Island Diner on the West End of town.
She was a substitute teacher for schools in Wasco County for many years and was a police matron for five years in the late 1960s. She later worked as a full time reading teacher for Mosier Schools. After her retirement she worked part-time at the Wasco County - The Dalles Library until age 85.
She was an auxiliary member of the American Legion, Eagles and Moose Lodge and was past president of the Emblem Club. She enjoyed her family, bingo and playing cards.
Inez is survived by her son, Jake Kniesteadt and his wife, Pam, Gervais; her daughters, Martha Kniesteadt and her husband, Ernie Kingsbury, Bend; and Elaine Kniesteadt, Castle Rock, Colo.; six grandchildren, Jenny, Katie, Lisa, Joe, Dana and Jeff; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Gabriella and close friend, Arlene Wilkinson, The Dalles.
A celebration of life with Moose rites was held at The Dalles Moose Lodge Sept. 27.
Private interment was at The Dalles IOOF Cemetery with Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to the Wasco County - The Dalles Library, 722 Court St., The Dalles, Ore. 97058.
Daryl L. Haegert, 68, Garnett, died Sept. 17 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 7, 1934, in Esbon, to A.O. Haegert and Ethel Noreen Sloan Haegert. He grew up in Lebanon, graduating from Lebanon High school in 1952.
He received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in 1956 a master's degree in 1963. He received his doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1971. He was a teacher, principal and superintendent at various schools in Kansas from 1957 until he retired in 1992, at which time he moved to Garnett.
Daryl married JoAnne Rundell at Manhattan Sept. 3, 1955.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, Dirk Haegert, Emporia, and Darin Haegert, Torrance, Calif.; daughter, Jo Green, Roeland Park; brother, Daniel Haegert, Esbon; and three grandchildren.
Services were at First United Methodist Church, Garnett, with the Rev. Gale E. Mack officiating. Burial was at Sweet Home Cemetery, Lebanon.
Jack J. Haskins, 69, Winsted, Conn., died Sept. 25 at home.
He was born Sept. 1, 1934, in Formoso, the son of the late Mable (Greenberg) and Joel Haskins. He grew up in Kansas and attended local schools before graduating from Emporia State Teacher's College.
Local survivor is his uncle, George Greenberg, Mankato. Other survivors are his wife of 37 years, Sheila (Mooney) Haskins, a daughter, Astrid (Haskins) Robitaille and a granddaughter. He was predeceased by a son, Joel E. Haskins.
He was employed in the insurance industry, retiring from American States Insurance Company in 1996.
He was a member of Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and Church of Christ.
Larry Dale McCord, 61, the son of Russell Dale and Viola (Moffitt) McCord, was born Dec. 17, 1941, at Odell. He died Sunday at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior.
He attended elementary school in Superior and graduated from Superior High School with the Class of 1961. He graduated from Kearney State Teacher's College with a bachelor's degree in teaching and business. He enlisted with the United States Navy on Feb. 24, 1966, and was honorably discharged on Aug. 10, 1971.
On June 18, 1972 he married Patricia Anne Eagleton in Superior. This union was blessed with two children.
Correction on McCord obit
He owned and operated Ideal Market, Superior Auction and Ideal Driving Range, all in Superior. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion St. Mihiel Post and member of the Nuckolls County fairboard, Nuckolls County Museum Board, Nuckolls County Historical Society, V.F.W., Elks Lodge, Eagles Club, Superior Country Club, Superior Ambassadors, First United Methodist Church for 20 years, American Draft Horse Association, member and past president of the Nebraska Retail Grocers Association and was presented an honorary admiralship in the Nebraska Navy by Gov. Mike Johanns.
Preceding him in death was his father, Russell, on Sept. 9, 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Pat, Superior; daughter, Mrs. Scott Peterson (Cassidy), Waterford, Mich.; son, Shannon, his mother, Viola, both of Superior; and a sister, Mrs. Wylie Jensen (Janice), Superior.
Services were held Wednesday from the First United Methodist Church in Superior, with Pastors Dorthea Fairbanks and Mark Diehl officiating.
Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery with full military rites.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara L. Moralez, 54, Denver, died Sept. 16. The daughter of Herbert Ross and Carol Brindle Ross Johnson, was born near Formoso, March 17, 1949.
She graduated from Mankato High School with the Class of 1967.
She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Ross, and a grandnephew, Ryan.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Moralez, Denver; mother, Carol Johnson, Courtland, two sisters, Laura Ross, Denver, and Pat Nielander, Belleville; and her step-mother, Charlotte Pounds, Shawnee.
Lenora R. Reinke, 90, formerly of Gooding, Idaho, died Sept. 5, in Twin Falls, Idaho.
She was born Dec. 25, 1912, in Byron, to Herman and Guistine Peters. She married Martin H. Reinke, Clover, Idaho, on Jan. 17, 1937, at St. Peters in Byron. They returned to Idaho to farm at various locations in Magic Valley. They retired to Gooding, Idaho. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1994. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Gooding, Idaho.
She is survived by her three children, Mrs. Kenneth Smith (Donnetta), Twin Falls; Mrs. Robert Reinke (Ardella), Gooding and Mrs Steven Lewis ( Donna), Boise, Idaho; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Adella Gebers, Nora; two sisters-in-law, Theresa Peters, Superior; and Martha Goltermann, Hamlin, N.Y.; one brother-in-law, Walter Reinke Gooding, Idaho; several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Sept. 10 at the Elmwood Cemetery, in Gooding; with Pastor Byron Sunderman of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kimberly, Idaho, officiating. A memorial service followed at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Gooding.
Clarence Junior Simmons, 66, the son of Clarence E. and Helen A. (Stephens) Simmons, was born Feb. 23, 1937, at Mankato. He died Thursday at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior.
Raised on a farm west of Burr Oak, he attended school in Burr Oak. He enlisted in the United States Navy on March 14, 1958, and was honorably discharged June 28, 1963. He married Alma Joann Vader March 18, 1977, at Smith Center.
He was a truck driver for George Brothers Trucking, Sutton.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Don Simmons.
Survivors include his wife, Joann, Nelson, his children, Vickie Simmons, Fay Simmons, Tina Simmons, Ronald Simmons and Sam Simmons, all of California; Julie Weber, Nelson; Jennifer Simmons, Guide Rock; Jeff Vader, Nelson; Treva Shotts, Superior; and Randy Vader, Profit Point, Texas; brothers and sisters, Paul Simmons, Porterville, Calif.; Calvin Simmons, Amarillo, Texas; Mrs. Bruce McCullough (Margaret), Superior; Martha Smith, Hastings; Ila Rohla, Mankato; Sharon Brown, Hastings; Mrs. Terry Vincent (Carol), Las Vegas, Nev., and Betty Gonzela, St. Petersberg, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Saturday, from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastor Leslie Warner officiating.
Interment was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mankato, with full military rites by Ft. Riley Honor Guard.
Daniel Rawlins Trickey died unexpectedly Sept. 22, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington, Kan.
Born April 14, 1952, in Fort Riley, Kan., he was the son of Ralph Elwood Trickey and Marion Louise Lesher. He graduated from Denver West High School in 1970. On January 24, 1974 he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and began a lifelong walk in the Glory of God.
He began working in the printing industry at age 13 and after graduation, he continued in that occupation.
On May 7, 1976, he married Christine Kay Hancock in Denver. To this union were born two children, Elizabeth Ann and Paul Daniel.
Daniel's career took him to Hays in 1978 where he began working for Printcraft Printers. He and Christine also established a wedding and portrait photography business in Hays.
In 1989 the Lord led Daniel and Christine to Great Bend where he continued his occupation in the printing industry. In 1991 he transitioned into ministries of benevolence which grew into the Lasting Life Ministries and the Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen in 1996. In 1991 he also became a minister in the Crossroads Foursquare Community Church in Hoisington. Two years later he was appointed senior pastor of this congregation where he served until his death.
Daniel believed in reaching out to everyone to bring the message of the Lord's goodness and glory. This belief was put into action in his daily management and hands-on work at the Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen At the time of his death he also served as manager of Lasting Life Ministries. In addition, he was treasurer for the Hoisington Ministerial Alliance and was an active member of the Christian Motorcycle Association.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, desktop publishing, computer graphics and was a devoted fan of the Denver Broncos.
Daniel's love for his family was only overshadowed by his love for Christ. He was a dedicated husband and father who served as a partner to Christine in all aspects of their home life and parenting. He knew he was blessed by his family and did not hide his joy in them. Daniel also developed a special relationship with Christine's parents and sisters and they thought of him as a son and brother.
Daniel was a servant and faithful friend to all and he touched hundreds of lives in his short 51 years. All were better people for having known him and by following his example. But foremost, he was a slave to the ambition of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Besides his wife of Great Bend, survivors include daughter Elizabeth and husband, Mike Schneiweis, and their children Curtis Michael and Cierra Dawn, Great Bend; a son Paul, of the home; his father Ralph, Denver; three sisters-in-law and their husbands; a niece and two nephews, many cousins and a host of loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 2001, a brother, Marcus Ralph in 1994, and an infant brother Glenn Everett.
Services were Thursday at First Assembly of God Church, Great Bend. Officiating were Pastor Loren Houltberg, Pastor Mike Strosnider and Pastor Mike Joiner. A graveside ceremony and interment were at Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Jewell County.
Charter Funeral Home, Great Bend, and Melby Mortuary, Mankato are in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Lasting Life Ministries. P.O. Box 844, Great Bend, KS 67530 and the Foursquare Missions Press, 11661 Firestone Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650.
Clarence Roscoe Wilton, 98, the son of Clarence and Addie (Hayes) Wilton, was born May 18, 1905, north of Bostwick. He died Saturday at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior.
He attended the Bostwick school. On March 14, 1931, he married Ila Belle Rogers. They made their home near Bostwick and raised four children. C. R. "Whitey" as he was known, farmed in the Bostwick area until 2001. He was a lifetime member of the Nebraska Farmer's Union. He enjoyed playing cards with friends and family.
Preceding him in death were his parents, an infant daughter, Shirley Ann, seven brothers, Edwin, Levi, Rex, Charles, Saul, James B., and Cyrus; and four sisters, Gail, Minnie, Jennie and Margaret; and a grandchild.
Survivors include his wife, Ila, Superior; four children, Harold, Superior, Gilbert, Denver, Mrs. Dewayne Barleen (Colleen), St. Paul; and Roger, Superior; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday,, from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastors Leslie Warner and David Watters officiating.
Interment was in the Bostwick Cemetery.
Robert Wright, 74, son of William Merrill Wright and Leslie (McCorkle) Wright died June 15, 2003, in Riverside, Calif.
He was cremated.
His remains were interred Sept. 29 in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Survivors include a niece, Jane Eno, Lincoln and a nephew, Neil Trabert, Jr.