Obituaries Published January 14, 2006
Anthony L. (Tony) Tyler, 87, was born to William Prater and Ocle (Spicer) Prater at Rulo, Neb., on Jan. 16, 1918. He was later adopted by Robert and Elnora Tyler of Mankato. He died Jan. 2, at his home in Superior.
Tony attended Highland School in Jewell County. He farmed and worked construction for many years and than 30 years was employed at the Cement Plant.
Jan. 23, 1938, in Mankato, he married Helen L. Howell. This union was blessed with five children. Tony and Helen lived near Mankato. He enjoyed fishing, birdwatching, wildlife, and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Helen, on Dec. 29, 1999, one son, Larry; and two sisters, Bell Lily and Sylvia Reed.
He is survived by two sons, Clarence, Superior, and Dr. John of Fontana, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Becker (Betty), Mankato, and Vicki Pedersen, Mendota, Ill.; one brother, Alva, Mankato; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. Patsy Busey officiating.
Pallbearers were Ezra Hess, Dale Tyler, Donald Tyler, Neil Becker, Daren Tyler and Mike Pedersen.
Interment was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mankato.
Kathleen Mae Flower, 81, the widow of Winston Flower died Saturday, at her Nelson home.
Her funeral is planned for 2 p.m, today at the Nelson Community United Church of Christ. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry will officiate. Burial will be in the Nelson Cemetery.
Klawitter-Price Funeral home in charge of arrangements.
Germaine "Witt" Tordrup, 81, Kenosha, Wisc., died Dec. 13, at her home. She was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Stevens Point, Wisc., to Joseph and Gertrude (nee: Sankey) Laskowski. She received her first 12 years of education in Stevens Point. After graduation, she moved to Kenosha. She furthered her education at MATC and received a dietary directors degree.
Germaine was married to Carl Witt in 1944. He preceded her in death in 1971. In 1973, Germaine married August Tordrup.
Germaine was a dietary director at Brookside Nursing home for 25 years. She was part of B.P.W. Union Grove and the Factory Outlet Mall Walkers. She was an Avid crafter of quilts, enjoyed knitting, and crocheted many doilies for family and friends.
Survivors include her children, Carol Schoen, Racine, Wisc., Mrs. Jerry Tietyen (Carla), Milwaukee, Wisc., Joyce Witt, Marinette, Wisc., and Mrs. Tom Hancock (Joan), Kenosha; grandchildren, Rick Rice, Candy Acosta, Chris Schoen, Teresa Verken, Rudi Inama, Denise Kowalewski, and Kim Hrupcin; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Joseph Suchon (Ruth), Birnamwood, Wisc., and Mrs. Marvin Mayer (Lauretta) Menominee, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Carl Witt; her brother, Robert Laskowski.
Services were Dec. 26 at the Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home, Union Grove. Burial was followed at Union Grove Cemetery.
Jeri visited in Superior often especially in hunting season and made many friends.
Marguerite Rees Moret, 91, was born April 13, 1914 to Davis and Salome (Edwards) Rees in a farmhouse near Carroll, Neb. She died Saturday at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital.
The daughter of Welsh immigrants and eldest of four children, Marguerite grew up working on the family farm then became a rural school teacher. She took summer classes at the University of Colorado in Boulder while earning her bachelor of science in education at Wayne State Teachers College, Wayne, Neb.
While teaching elementary school in Orange City, Iowa, Marguerite began dating the local banker who also coached the high school football team. She became Mrs. Mitchell Moret on Dec. 26, 1948 in her girlhood country church in Wayne County. The newly weds returned to Iowa where they completed their family with a son and daughter.
In 1958, the Morets moved to Superior, where Marguerite exhibited the devotion to family, church, school and community that continued until her passing. She was a grade K-12 substitute teacher in Superior and Nelson for nearly 20 years during which time she actively participated in a variety of activities.
Marguerite was a member of the First United Methodist church where she taught Sunday School and was Women's Society president and served on many committees. She was a Cub Scout and 4-H leader, PTA and Extension club member, a past matron of the Eastern Star, active at the Superior Country Club and bowled on a league.
Marguerite played in various bridge clubs and was an avid reader until her hospitalization in November.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two siblings; husband, Mitch and son, Michael.
She is survived by her daughter, Megan, Superior, and grandson, Josh Roe, Manhattan, Kan., and
Mason Moret, Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, John Rees, Wayne, Neb.
Services were Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Superior. The Rev. Dorthea Fairbanks officiated. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Williams Funeral home, Superior, was in charge of arrangements.
Richard Flower, Sr.
Richard Flower Sr., 78, North Richland Hills, Texas, died Sunday at Bedford, Texas.
His funeral was held Wednesday at the Nelson Community United Church of Christ. Dr. Rev. Stephen Berry officiated. Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery.
Klawitter-Price Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence Kubes, 73, the son of Edward Kubes, Sr. and Adelaide Novak Kubes, was born April 28, 1932, at Hubbell. He died Saturday at the Thayer County Health Center, Hebron.
Lawrence attended the Lamb Grade School and the public schools of Hubbell, where he graduated from high school. After his schooling, he began farming on the Kubes Family Farm established in 1919. He lived his entire lifetime in the Hubbell area and was an active grain farmer at the time of his death.
Oct. 3, 1964 at the First Methodist Church at Lincoln, Neb., he married Patricia Ann Bigley. To this union was born one son, Larry Alan Kubes.
Lawrence attended the Methodist Church, was an active officer in the Hubbell Fire District and a charter member of the Hubbell Lion's Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Edward Kubes, Jr., who was killed in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of Hubbell; one son, Larry Kubes, Climax, Mich. and one sister, Caroline Bures, Exeter, Neb.
Services were held Wednesday at the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Memorial Chapel, Belleville, conducted by Walter Molzahn.
Interment was at the National Cemetery, rural Narka.
Obituaries Published February 13, 2006
Nels Chester Moran, 83, the son of Arthur and Stena (Larsen) Moran, was born March 29, 1922, on a farm near Hardy. He died Jan. 14 at the Superior Good Samaritan Center.
He attended Hardy High School and farmed for several years near Nora and Cadams. On March 14, 1945, he married Eleanor Hensell at Mankato. They moved to Superior in 1956 where he was employed by Farmers Union Creamery. In 1965 they moved to Mankato where he worked as a car salesman for the Lungren and Lehrling Chevrolet dealership. He returned to Superior and sold cars for Alexander Motors from 1970 until retiring in 1996.
He was a member of the Superior Church of Christ where he served as deacon until illness forced him to enter a care home. He was a member and past president of Superior Lion's Club, Odd Fellows Lodge and Superior Fire Department. He was a charter member of the Superior Eagles and past member of the Superior Elks Club. He was a member of the Professional Sales Master Car Club for many years and earned numerous awards.
Chet was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Eleanor, and a grandson, Brandy Wilton.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Richard Wilton (Sharon), Hastings; one granddaughter, Mrs. Daniel Fullerton (Brooklyn), Lincoln; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Alaina Fullerton; and one sister, Mrs. Alfred Meyer (Mary Ann), Nora, along with a host of many other relatives and friends.
Services were held Jan. 19, from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with the Rev. Jim Stark and Melissa Wilt officiating.
Pallbearers were Marlin Meyer, Lyle Meyer, Paul Hutchinson, Dave Christiancy, Jesse Jensen and Dave Wilton.
Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Esther Sophia Louise (Gerdes) Gerberding, 91, one of four children was born at Deweese on Aug. 17, 1914 to Edward and Louisa (Eggert) Gerdes. She died Jan. 18, at the Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, in Hebron.
She attended school at Cadams, Mt. Clare and Royalty School near Hubbell and graduated from the eighth grade at Chester. Esther lived with her parents helping with the chores and working out as a young girl for neighbors and friends. On Feb. 23, 1936, she married Martin Gerberding at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Gilead. Three children were born to this marriage, Rosella, Russell and Louisa.
In 1936, Martin and Esther moved to a farm at Sedalia, Mo. She helped her husband operate a dairy until 1940, when they returned to Beatrice.
In 1942, they returned to a farm near Hebron where Esther had a number of chickens, milked their cows and was a homemaker.
In 1954, they moved to an acreage on the River Road at Hebron and she was employed at the Hebron High School for 20 years. She was noted for cinnamon rolls she baked.
She was a charter member of the Nearby Neighbors Club and also belonged to the Avalon Club and the Friendly Circle Club.
She kept her hands busy by crocheting, knitting and making quilts. She embroidered 90 names for the family and friends. She also took up cake decorating later in life and made a number of cakes for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and friends.
On Feb. 23, 1996, Esther and Martin celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Hebron, for 64 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin and one sister, Albie Bock.
She is survived by her three children, Mrs. Norman Lunzmann (Rosella), Deshler; Russell Gerberding, Davenport and Mrs. Curtis Fintel (Louisa), Byron; four grandchildren, Scott Finke, Bruce Finke, and Shana Gerberding, all of Deshler; Mrs. Corey Bill Hudson (Gina), of Belvidere; seven great-grandchildren; one step great-grandson, two brothers, Fred Gerdes, Wichita, and Everett Gerdes, Oberlin.
Services were held Jan. 21 at Grace Lutheran Church, Hebron, with Nancy Mitchell PMA and Pastor Stuart Sell officiating.
Pallbearers were grandchildren: Scott Finke, Marla Finke, Bruce Finke, Tami Finke, Gina Hudson, Corey Bill Hudson, and Shana Gerberding. Honorary bearers were great-grandchildren: Kolby Finke, Brett Finke, Jana Finke, Heath Finke, Hutch Finke, TaraLee Hudson, JessaLynn Hudson and Ethan Hudson.
Interment was in the Hebron Cemetery.
Price Funeral Home, Hebron, was in charge of arrangements.
Melba Edwards, 91, the daughter of Richard and Mary Elizabeth (Chase) Strong, was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Ward, Colo. She died Jan. 18, at the Good Samaritan Center, Nelson.
One of 12 children, she attended school in Ward, Colo. She married Marvin Edwards. She enjoyed mining, traveling and the mountains of Colorado where she returned every summer to her cabin in Taylor Park, Colo.
She lived in the communities of Taylor Park, Derby and Denver, Colo. and Nelson, Nebraska.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Marvin; 11 brothers and sisters and a companion, Al Morgan.
There was no service for Melba. Her ashes will be interred at a later date in Colorado.
Klawitter-Price Funeral Home of Nelson, was in charge of the arrangements.