Obituaries Published July 6, 2007
Steve Andrew Reid, 52, the son of James Andrew and Shirley (Flanagan) Reid, was born on April 25, 1955, at Hastings. He died Thursday at his home in Superior.
Steve graduated from Kearney Catholic High School. He married Theresa Conover Feb. 8, 1975, at Hastings. This union was blessed with five children.
Steve lived in Hastings before moving to Superior. He was previously employed at Parks Heating and Air in Hastings as a certified technician and currently was employed at Superior Deshler.
He was a member of the National Guards and his hobbies included fishing and hunting.
Preceding him in death was his father, James, and one sister, Cindy J. Reid-Lowery.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa of Superior; his mother, Shirley, York, daughters; Mrs. Angel Infante (Tracy), Tucson, Ariz., Kristina Reid, Hastings, Brandi, Shelby and Leonila Reid, all of Superior, one brother, Mike, McKenzie, Tenn. and eight grandchildren, Mercedes, Gabrielle, Michealla, Tristen, Destiny, Faith, Ashlea and David.
Services were Tuesday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastor David Johnson officiating.
Ruth Ann (Barry) Hasemeyer, 77, the daughter of Roy and Minnie (Russell) Barry, was born Oct. 12, 1929, at Superior. She died June 27 at the Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit. She was raised along the Whiterock Creek, just east of Highway 14. She attended the Rubens Grade school through the seventh grade and then attended eighth through 12th grade in Mankato, graduating with the Class of 1947. After graduating she was employed by Beam Motor Company in Mankato for 18 months.
On May 18, 1949, she married Louie Hasemeyer, Jr., at Clay County, Courthouse in Clay Center, Neb. Blessed to this union were seven children, Rosemarie, Rosemary, Jo Ann, Jerry, Sherry, Gary and Janice.
After her marriage, she helped with the farm work by running the combine, small square baler and plowed.
She liked cats, dogs and chickens. She raised fryer chickens for the freezer, milked a cow and had milk, cream and eggs for her family's use. She raised a garden and did lots of canning and cooking with the help of her children.
She attended Sunday School at the Rubens School when a child and later attended the Olive Hill Church .
She was a Olive Hill correspondent for this newspaper for many years.
She helped care for her grandchildren when they were small.
She was hospitalized for the past five weeks at the Mitchell Count Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Leo Barry; a sister, Kathryn Woerner and her husband, Louie Hasemeyer, Jr. on May 15.
She is survived by her children, Rosemarie and Rosemary Hasemeyer, Mrs. John Rogers (JoAnn), all of Superior, Jerry Hasemeyer, Webber, Sherry Hasemeyer, Gary Hasemeyer and Mrs. Rodney Ward (Janice) all of Superior; grandchildren, Eric Rogers, Juniata, Travis Rogers, Hastings; Melissa, Lacey and Miranda Ward, Superior; great-grandchildren, Emilea and Tayte Rogers, and Tye Ward; one brother John Barry, Baldwin City, Kan.
Services were held Saturday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior. The Rev. Mark Diehl and David Watters officiating.
Pallbearers were Jim Woerner, Larry Woerner, Mitchie Woerner, Lloyd Johnson, Jr,. Jim Keifer, Dean Rowley, Keith Rogers, Todd Sporing and Bill Sporing. Honorary pallbearers were Gerald and Jacqueline Boyles, Keith and Rose Marie McKeown, Darrell and Marjorie Ward, Doug and Pat Boyles, Roy and Doris Blauvelt, Roger and Carol Roe, Paul and Linda Hutchinson, Bruce and Rose Marie Chapman, Herbert and Carolyn Alley, Matt and Melissa Schuster, Kathaleen Blackstone, Ila Mellott, Wilma Barry and Robert Harvey.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery at Superior.
Dortheda "Theda" Dale Kramer, 87, the daughter of Ernest Glenn and Louvina Belle (Moon) Wroughton, was born March 20, 1929, on a farm near Nelson. She died June 25, at her home in Nelson.
Theda attended Shiloh Country School through eighth grade and graduated from Nelson High School. She married Herold Vaden Kramer on March 7, 1942, at Lincoln, Neb. This union was blessed with two children.
Theda was a member of Salem Lutheran Church for more than 40 years. She was also a member of Salem's Women of the ELCA, Abdal Rural Social Circle and had been a Sunday school teacher and 4-H Leader.
Theda lived in the Nelson and Abdal communities all her life.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Wayne and JB Wroughton, Jr., and an infant sister, Audrey Wroughton.
Survivors include her husband, Vaden, Nelson, and two sons, Douglas Alan, Freihung, Germany, and David Lee, Buffalo, Mo., four grandchildren, Brian Kramer, Buffalo, Mo., Mrs. Brian West (Amy), Wentzville, Mo., Matt Kramer, Buffalo, Mo., and Thomas Kramer, Munich, Germany; three great-grandchildren, Colby Kramer, Cooper West and Alexander Kramer; and two step-great grandchildren, Eva and Helen and her twin sister, Dorothy "Dot" Ferebee, Nelson.
Services were held Friday from the Salem Lutheran Church of rural Superior, with the Rev. Barbara Bauer officiating.
Pallbearers were Brian Kramer, Matt Kramer, Steve Wroughton, David Wroughton, Scott Wroughton, and Ken Phugh. Honorary pallbearers were Brian West, Dick Wroughton and Don Wroughton.
Interment was in the Nelson Cemetery.
Klawitter-Price Funeral Home of Nelson, was in charge of arrangements.
Rex A. Sperry, 75, Lincoln, Neb., died June 18 in Lincoln. A U.S. Air Force Navy veteran, and retired from Norden Labs.
Survivors include is wife, Twila; brother, Ron Sperry; daughter, Mrs. Gordon Johnston (Danille); son, Dwayne and grandchildren, Bergen, Grey, Heath Johnson, Kyle DaMoude, Zacque DaMoude, Robert Wickizer, and Courteney Lemaine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Theodore and Edna Sperry, sisters, Edna, Lovey, Irma, Wava and Theora and a brothers, Teddy and Ray.
Services were at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Johnston. officiated.
Obituaries Published December 31, 2007
Elizabeth Ann "Tib" Wehrman, 75, the daughter of Homer Ballard and Esther May (Long) Wehrman, was born on July 18, 1932, at Nelson. She died Dec. 16, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill.
She graduated from Nelson High School with the Class of 1949. Hastings College in 1953, with a bachelor of arts degree in music education, performance and business. In 1962 she graduated from the University of Colorado, with a masters degree in music education and she also received a PhD degree in music, choral conducting with musicology from the University of Colorado in 1980.
She taught for 16 years in public schools and 38 years at the college level. She was a music professor at Western Illinois University from 1974 until the time of her death. She was a clinician conductor in schools in Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota from 1970.
She was the chancel and bell choir director at the Bushnell Presbyterian Church since 1986. She was a member of Music Educators National Conference, College Music Society (life member), American Choral Directors Association, American Orff Schulwerk Association, National Band Association, Aft Teachers Union, PEO International, Order of Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma, Sigma Alpha Iota and Blue Key.
She enjoyed music, bowling, photography and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Kathleen.
Survivors include one brother, Homer Wehrman of Nelson, and a special friend and care giver, Mary Jo Keenan of Colchester, Ill.; along with several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Nelson Community United Church of Christ on Monday The Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry
officiated. Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery, Klawitter-Price Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Wilda Mae Madison Marler, 83, the daughter of Leo and Mary Madison, was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Hyannis, Neb. She died Dec. 15, at the Foothills Nursing Center in Glendora, Calif.
She started school in Superior. In 1937 she moved with her parents to the west coast and finished her schooling in Seattle, Wash.
She married twice and lived in several cities throughout the United States. She had a son from each marriage.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husbands.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Marler of Culver Oregon and Mike Marler of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Richard Madison of King City, Ore.; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren
Inurement at a later date will take place in the Olive Hill Cemetery. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of the arrangements.
Leora "Toots" Shannon, of Red Cloud, died Monday at the Franklin County Hospital.
Her service is being arranged by Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
Dale Lewis Thronson, was born Jan. 20, 1932 in Mankato to John and Myrna Thronson. He died Dec. 13, 2007 at his home from complications of cancer.
He graduated from Mankato High School. From there he entered the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955, based in San Diego, Calif. He married Betty Stafford in 1951. They moved back to their home state of Kansas and farmed for several years then moved to the Portland area in 1961. He moved to Eagle Creek in 1965 and built two homes. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for various companies and enjoyed his work with local loggers. In his spare time, he rebuilt Model Ts and As and went to swap meets in the Oregon and Washington area.
Two sons preceded him in death, Roland in 1988 and John in 2005.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Betty, daughters, Patty Burton, Maupin, Ore., Pam Randall and Debbie Tedrow, Estacada, Ore., son, Mike Thronson, Clackamas, Ore.; brothers, Carroll, Mankato, and Vernon, Tempe, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private services were held Dec. 16. Remembrances may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Former Lawrence resident, Irene G. Himmelberg, 101, of Campbell, died Friday at Franklin County Memorial Hospital.
Rosary was Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence and services are 10:30 a.m. today, (Thursday) at the church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at Lawrence.
She was born Nov. 27, 1906 at Lawrence, to Joseph and Mary (Grabenschroer) Krebsbach. She attended Sacred Heart School. She married Henry J. Himmelberg on Oct. 2, 1928. They farmed in the Lawrence Community until 1971 when they moved into Lawrence. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Altar Society, Keenagers and American Legion Auxiliary, all of Lawrence, Neb. She moved to Hastings in February, 2001, and to Grandview Manor in Campbell in October,
She is survived by six sons, Gerald of Omaha, Gilbert, Vienna, Va., Richard, Lincoln, Neb., Irvin, Dana Point, Calif., Maurice, Dayton, Ohio, and Wayne of Hastings; five daughters, Bernita Follmer, Bellevue, Mrs. Edwin Choquette, (Patricia), Mrs. Robert Frerichs (Roberta), Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Ralph Woodward (Teresa) Omaha; Mrs. David Gubbels (Kathleen); one brother, George Krebsbach. Taft, Calif.; two sisters, Mary LaVerne Herbek, Hastings and Sister Kathleen Krebsbach, Johnston, Iowa; 38 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren;.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; three brothers, Wilfred, Ralph and Victor; three sisters, Josephine Grueb, Stephane Bolte and Helena Oye; two sons-in-law; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bonnie M. Gaebler 79, Omaha, died Dec. 16.She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Dorothy Washington, husband Walter Gaebler, II. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard Aerts (Linden), Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a son, Stewart, Omaha; four grandchildren, Allison and Kristin Aerts, Scott and Matthew Gaebler; a sister, Wilma Cappel, Mason City, Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. Mike Lippincott (Carol), Denver, Colo. Bonnie was born in Oak and a graduate of Hardy High School and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
A private family inurnment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Neb.
Crosby Burket Swanson-Golden Funeral Home, Omaha, is charge of arrangements.
Michael Lee Kraus, 55, the son of Robert and Mary Kraus, was born Aug. 11, 1952 in Norman, Okla. He died Dec. 15 at Kissimmee, Fla.
After graduating from Superior High School in 1971, Mike continued his education by attending McCook Junior College. He was awarded the Leo J. Buettner award for his efforts in helping his younger brothers and sisters to safety during a tragic house fire.
Mike later settled in Wahoo, where he worked in the plastics industry. He married Carla Heiser of Wahoo. Mike enjoyed gardening, music and sports.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert, and sisters, Kathy and Arlene.
Survivors include his daughters, Amy Kraus and Stacy Maiyo, both of Lincoln, Neb. his moher, Mary Kraus and sister, Scharlotte Fleeger, both of Kissimme, Fla., and brothers Robert, Eddie, Richard, Jon and Kelly.
Services were held Thursday at the Good Samaritan Society Chapel in Kissimme, Fla. Timothy Nordstrom was the officiant. Interment will take place at a later date at the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.
Williams Funeral Home, Superior, is in charge of local arrangements.