TILDEN - Services for Bettie F. Armentrout, 81, of Norfolk will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden with burial in the Tilden City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.
Mrs. Armentrout died Sunday, June 9, 2006, at Faith Regional Health Services.
WISNER - Services for Dale Pestel, 73, of Wisner will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Christ in Wisner with burial in the Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m., with family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Kuzelka-Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and continue Wednesday after 9 a.m. at the church.
He died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at Wisner Care Center.
Dale LaVern Pestel was born Jan. 20, 1933, in Cuming County to Alvin and Flora (Krueger) Pestel.
He graduated from Wisner High School in 1950. Dale served in the U.S. Army from April 1953 to February of 1955. He returned home to operate the family farm until the spring of 1996 when he moved to Wisner.
On May 27, 1961, he married Marion Elaine Sullivan of Lincoln at the Congregational Church in Wisner.
Dale was a member of the United Methodist Church of Christ in Wisner.
Dale is survived by his wife, Marion of Wisner; a son, Kurt and his wife, Robin Pestel of Wisner; a daughter, Kris Pestel of Albion; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Kasey Pestel of Wisner; and one sister, Anita and husband Raymond Kracl of Fremont.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents.
Pastor Scott Evans will officiate.
SCHUYLER - Services for Ellory Renner, 57, of Linwood were July 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church here with burial in Linwood Hill Cemetery under the direction of Svoboda Funeral Home.
He died Monday, July 3, 2006, at Butler County Hospital after a two-year battle with cancer.
Donations are directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.
Ellory Renner was born April 19, 1949, in Columbus to Orley and Norma (Nadrchal) Renner. He was baptized on May 19, 1949, and confirmed on April 7, 1963, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howells. Ellory attended rural school in Stanton County and graduated from Clarkson High School in 1967. He served in the Army National Guard from 1967 to 1973.
He married Lisa Keeler on May 13, 1972, at Christ United Methodist Church in Schuyler. They have farmed in the Linwood area since 1975.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder. Ellory loved his God, his family and working the land.
Ellory is survived by his wife, Lisa of Linwood; three sons, Brad (Sandy) Renner of Linwood, Brian (Gina) Renner of Bellwood and Tim Renner of Linwood; one daughter, Stacey (Mrs. Shawn) Wieseman of Silver Creek; seven grandchildren, Molly, Maddy, Norah, Claire, Henry, Alexis and Sophia Renner; his parents, Orley and Norma Renner of Howells; one brother, Elliott Renner of Howells; one sister, Lavaine (Mrs. Ron) Nathan of Omaha; his father-in-law, James Keller; nieces and a nephew.
Vicar Bill Mattfeld officiated with music by soloist Cindy Schwalenberg and organist Kathy Porath.
WEST POINT - Services are pending at Stokely Funeral Home for Elizabeth Scharfen, 101, West Point. She died Monday, July 10, 2006, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital.
TILDEN - Services for Gloria Warner, 63, of Norfolk will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden with burial in the Tilden City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Warner died Monday, July 10, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.
Services for Clifton Leo Bryant, 48, of Norfolk will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Macedonian Missionary Baptist Church in Norfolk with burial in Alberry Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Home for Funerals.
Mr. Bryant died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at Faith Regional Health Services.
Clifton was born on June 7, 1958, in Columbus, Ga., the son of David and Delores (Mack) Bryant. He was raised in Atlanta, Ga., and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1976. After working in construction for a several years, Clifton entered Southwest Community College of Atlanta and studied culinary arts. Following his graduation, Clifton was employed by the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta for nine years. He became disabled to due to an illness and moved to the Norfolk area to be closer to his relatives.
He is survived by his common law wife, Tracy Flannagan of Atlanta; his stepchildren, Dorothy, Randy and NeNe, all of Atlanta; his brother, Upton and Cassie Brown of Plainview; a number of nieces and nephews in Atlanta and the Norfolk area.
Clifton was preceded in death by his parents.
Pastor Jerome Wilson will officiate.
Services are pending at Home for Funerals for Laura Beyer, 57, Norfolk. She died Monday, July 10, 2006, at Beverly Health Care.
TILDEN - Services for Bettie F. Armentrout, 81, of Norfolk are pending at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden. Mrs. Armentrout died Sunday, July 8, 2006, at Beverly Health Care Center in Norfolk.
VERDIGRE - Services for Lorene Bauer, 83, of Verdigre will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Verdigre with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Chapel in Verdigre.
Mrs. Bauer died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Alpine Village in Verdigre.
PLAINVIEW - Services for Duane “Shorty” Bivens, 79, Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church here with burial in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Ashburn Funeral Home.
He died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Plainview Manor.
Duane was born Sept. 27, 1926, to parents Archie and Margaret Bivens in Plainview. He married Louise Babl on April 28, 1951.
Duane was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Plainview, a past member of the Plainview Fire Department of 40 years and was also a Legionnaire.
Duane is survived by his wife, Louise (Babl) Bivens of Plainview; five children, Becky and Terry Baller of Plainview, Dan and Nyla Bivens of Omaha, Mary and Jeff Hoffman of Lincoln, Dave and Vicki Bivens of Norfolk and Lori and Mike Wragge of Plainview; 11 grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, two great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Margaret Bivens, and by two brothers, Bill Bivens and Don Bivens.
OSMOND - Memorial services for Michael Bryant, 57, Wausa, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ashburn Funeral Home in Osmond.
He died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Faith Regional Health Services.
Services for Don G. Hrdlicka, 70, Osmond, formerly of the Randolph area, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cadott, Wis. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Osmond.
He died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Osmond General Hospital.
MADISON - Lucille “Honey” MacDonald, 83, of Bellingham, Wash., died Wednesday, July 5, 2006, with services July 10 at Bellingham. Visitation will be at Resseguie Funeral Home in Madison on Wednesday, July 12, at 9 a.m. followed by committal at St. Leonard Cemetery at 10 a.m.
She was born April 10, 1923 in Cedar Rapids to Leonard and Emma (Kreifels) Dieter, the youngest of seven children.
She is survived by sons, Gary (Marvalee) MacDonald of Sparks, Nev., and Jeff MacDonald of Portland. Also surviving are longtime companion, Dave Houghtaling of Bellingham; grandsons, Robert (Monique) MacDonald of Fernley, Nev., and William (Lorinda) MacDonald of Brighton, Mich.; granddaughter, Kathleen (Dave) Dernbach of Portland, Ore.; four great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.
You may view photos and share memories with the family at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.
LEIGH - Virginia Nelson, 82, of Clarkson died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Clarkson.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Leigh with burial at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 .m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home in Clarkson and resume Tuesday after 9:30 a.m. at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church.
Virginia was born July 4, 1924, in Kimball County, Nebraska, to George and Louise (Schlegel) Schneider. She attended school in Kimball County and graduated in 1942. During World War II, she worked in Sidney at the Sioux Ordnance Depot for five years.
On June 18, 1948, she married Delbert Nelson in Scottsbluff. In 1962, they moved to Clarkson, and from 1967 to 1989 she worked at B-D in Columbus. She loved to play golf and bingo, go bowling, crocheting and cooking for her family, and she cherished her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Delbert of Clarkson; three daughters, Brenda (Mrs. Duane) Novotny of Lincoln, Janice (Mrs. Roger) Kucera of Leigh and Cynthia (Mrs. Frank) Pekny of Norfolk; six grandchildren, Kim Pinneo, Nicole Lindhorst, Angie Arkfeld, Shawna Pekny, Shane Pekny and Brent Novotny; and six great-grandchildren and four sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three brothers.
The Rev. Terry Timm will officiate. Lunch will be served at the church.