Grace L. Koch
Former Winside resident
Grace Lena Koch, 87, entered into rest at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Feb. 25, 2005 in Norfolk, Neb.
Services were Tuesday at Winside City Auditorium in Winside, Neb. with Rev. Carol Jean Stapleton officiating. Interment was at Pleasant View Cemetery in Winside.
Grace, the daughter of Oliver and Edna (Culbertson) Selders, was born August 15, 1917 at Royal, Neb. She moved with her family to Winside when she was 3 years old. Grace was united in marriage to Allen Koch on April 15, 1940 at Wayne. The couple lived in Winside all of their married life.
Grace is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Leon Koch of Winside, James and Jean Koch and Earl and Janet Koch of Norfolk, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Allen in 1992, six brothers, five sisters and one daughter-in-law, Rosie in 2005.
Pallbearers were Kerrie, Trevor, Tracy, Mark, Kelly, Tom and Jay Koch.
Memorials may be sent to Winside United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Bernice Teets, 79, dies Aug. 3 in Colorado
She was born in Gothenburg in 1922
Bernice Anna Teets, 79, of Fort Collins, CO, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Poudre Valley Hospital.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Stuart St., Fort Collins, with the Rev. Jim Rasmussan officiating.
Teets was born on Nov. 12, 1922 at Gothenburg, to Henry Jr. and Mary Jobman. She married James Teets on May 31, 1941 and graduated from the Omaha School of Cosmetology in 1947. She then moved to Fort Collins in 1989 from Boulder, CO.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Trinity Aspen Club and the Sarah Circle. She had also volunteered at Poudre Valley Hospital and the Lincoln Center.
Teets was an avid cook, said family members, who liked to spoil her three sons and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: two sisters--Delores Fickenscher and Elvera Jobman; a son, Charles Teets.
Survivors include: her husband, Jim; three sons--Marc (Mary) Teets of Fort Collins, Paige (Gale) Teets of Mitchell, and Scott Teets of Denver, CO; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Larimer County, Mended Hearts or Trinity Lutheran Church.
Charles Hecox, 79, dies July 29 at his home
World War II Navy veteran served through 18 battles
Charles "Tut" Hecox, 79, of Gothenburg, died at his home Monday, July 29, 2002.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Aug. 2, at the United Methodist Church of Gothenburg, with the Rev. Tim Travers officiating. Inurnment was at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, with military honors by the Gothenburg Honor Guard.
Hecox was born on Dec. 7, 1922, to Ralph and Lydia Potter Hecox at Gothenburg. He graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1940.
He enlisted in the Navy at Redding, CA, and served on the USS Salt Lake City as the gun captain for four and one-half years, and through 18 battles. He later served as provost marshall for one and one-half years at Great Lakes Training Center and served six years in the Naval Reserves.
Hecox married Ruth Dolores Dignan on Oct. 9, 1947 at Riverdale, MD. He worked as a brick and stone mason in the Gothenburg area from 1950 to 1973.
He was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 5132.
Hecox enjoyed his family, amateur archaeology (potdigging), poetry, art and fishing, according to family members.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; sister, Doris Soller; brother, Kenny Hecox.
Survivors include: his wife, Ruth Hecox of Gothenburg; a daughter, Shari (Dr. Steve) Hinze of North Platte; a son, Gregg L. (Norma) Hecox of Cozad; six grandchildren--Dr. Rob (Jennifer) Hinze of Philadelphia, PA, Cody J. Hecox of Gothenburg, Dr. Todd (Lori) Hinze of McCook, Michelle Hinze of Philadelphia, Monte Hinze of Lincoln, and Heather Hecox of Cozad; three great grandchildren--Steven, Madeline and Jacquelyn Hinze; future grandson, Malcolm Charles Hinze; nephew, Jack Soller of Gothenburg; niece, Joanne Beck of Kalispell, MT.
Memorial are suggested to Central Plains Hospice in Cozad or the Callahan Cancer Center in North Platte.
Earl Andrews, 80, dies Aug. 4 in Lincoln
He was the brother of Creta Garratt
Earl A. Andrews, 80, of Hollenberg, KS, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital at Lincoln, as a result of a farm accident.
Irene Dorothy Helzer Woodburn, 83, dies July 31 in Gothenburg
She operated a beauty shop on wheels for shut-ins in her later years
Irene Dorothy Woodburn, 83, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Lois M. Scott, 86, dies at Hastings
She was born in Gothenburg in 1915
Lois M. Scott, 86, of Hastings, formerly of Cozad, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Hastings.
Goldie Buck, 92
Goldie E. Buck, 92, a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
Katharine Gertrude Wiederanders, 90, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Christian Homes in Holdrege. Services will be held Wednesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. at Blase Memorial Chapel at Gothenburg.
Charles Q. Steinke, 79
Charles Quitman Steinke, 79, of Holdrege, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Home. Services will be held Wednesday (today), Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Nelson-Harris Funeral Home.
Christine Woodside, 94
Christine (Van Cleave) Woodside, 94, of Lexington, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at the Tri-County Hospital at Lexington.
Fay Shackleton, 92
Fay Ann Shackleton, 92, of Beaver City, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital at Cambridge.
Mildred Edson, 90
Mildred (Hicks) Edson, 90, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Linden Court in North Platte. Services were held Saturday, Feb. 23, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.
Philip George, 84
Philip T. George, 84, of Cozad, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, at 11:30 a.m., at the American Lutheran Church.
Howard Halouska, 81, dies Oct. 23 in Lexington
Howard "Ed" Halouska, 81, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. Services were held on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Calvary Assembly of God Church.
Elsie Halouska, 57, dies Oct. 23 in Gothenburg
Elsie Elaine Halouska, 57, of Gothenburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg, where she had been a resident for the past seven years.
Brooklyn native Vincent J. Dorsey, 78, dies at his home in Cozad
Vincent "Jim" Dorsey, 78, of Cozad, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at his home. Christian wake services were held on Monday, Dec. 30, at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Doris Tickle, 86, passes away on Dec. 28
Doris Tickle, 86, of Gothenburg, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, long term care.
Florence Schmeeckle passes away on Christmas Day
Florence A. Schmeeckle, 85, of Cozad, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the American Lutheran Church of Cozad.
Karon Hild, 56, dies on Dec. 25
Funeral services for Karon Hild, 56, of Cozad, were held on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was at the Cozad Cemetery. Hild was born on June 15, 1946.
Mother of former Gothenburg relative dies
Anthony Aduloju, son-in-law of Virginia Vogt of Gothenburg, received word on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, of the death of his mother, Mrs. Aduloju in Lagos, Nigeria.
David Wurster, 42, worked in Dawson County and North Platte
David Wayne Wurster, 42, of Arnold, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003 at the Garden County Health Services at Oshkosh.
Harold Harkness, 83, worked at Gambles and farmed
Harold W. Harkness, 83, of Gothenburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney following surgery. He had resided at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg for two years.
Brady resident Wilbur Brink, 82, dies at Hilltop Estates
His wife preceded him in death two days earlier
Wilbur C. Brink, 82, of Brady, died Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. Mass of Christian Burial, for both him and his wife, Imegene, was held on Monday, March 31, 2003.
Imegene Brink, 76, dies March 25 in Gothenburg
She preceded her husband in death by two days
Imegene D. Brink, 76, of Brady, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Mass of Christian Burial, for both her and her husband, Wilbur, was held on Monday, March 31 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church of Gothenburg, with the Rev. Donald O'Brien as celebrant. Wake service was held on Sunday, March 30 at the church. Burial, for both her and her husband, was at the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Brink was born on Nov. 12, 1926 to Andrew and Clara Dembowski Pflaster at Arcadia.
She married Wilbur Carr Brink on Sept. 24, 1944.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; a daughter, Connie Brink; three brothers--Arthur, John and Harry Pflaster.
Survivors include: two daughters--Sharon (Paul) O'Brien of Crescent, IA and Clara (Jerry) Newbrey of Brady; a son, Doyle (Edith) Brink of Peetz, CO; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; sister, Elsie Glendy of Oconto; two brothers--Lloyd (Marcella) Pflaster of Lexington and LaVern (Jane) Pflaster of Cozad.
Luis Carrisalez, father of Gothenburg woman, dies March 24
He was a carpenter
Luis Carrisalez, 84, died Thursday, March 20, 2003 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, TX, following a lengthy illness.
Services were held on Monday, March 24 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with the Rev. Leo Moras officiating. Burial was at the Snyder Cemetery. Rosary was held on Sunday, March 23 at the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel.
Carrisalez was born on June 21, 1918 at Pennsylvania.
Survivors include: his wife, Maria Carrisalez of Snyder; five daughters--Mary Rodriguez of Gothenburg, Janie Villanueva of Littlefield, Alice Foreman of Post, Yolanda Carrisalez and Rachel Rivera, both of Snyder; four sons--Joe Carrisalez, Roy Carrisalez, Jessie Carrisalez and Henry Carrisalez, all of Snyder; sister, Martha DeLeon of Lubbock; four brothers--Alfredo Carrisalez, Domingo Carrisalez, Lupe Carrisalez, all of Lubbock and Benito Carrisalez of Grand Prairie; 48 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.