Lora Lee Stauffer
Lora Lee Stauffer 89, formerly of Banner County and Minatare, died February 27, 2004 at Kimball Manor. Memorial Service will be held at the Kimball Manor at 10 a.m. March 5. Services will be held at the Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Friday March 5, 2004, internment will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cementary. A memorial has been established to the Kimball Manor.
Lora was born May 5, 1914 to Robert Henry and Margaret Flo ( Mathews) McCann in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Her parents homsteaded in the Sandhills, where she lived in her very early years. They then lived in Scottsbluff where she went to school and graduated from Scottsbluff High School.
She married Henry Frank Stauffer on April 27, 1936 and they had three children, Joan and twins Charles and Constance.
Lora and Henry made their home on a Banner County Farm until 1957 when they then moved to the Highland Community area by Minatare where they farmed until their retirement. Lora was an active member of the Wildcat Community Club in Banner County.
Lora enjoyed gardening. She belonged to the Minatare Garden Club, was an active past member of the Scottsbluff Rebekah‚s #290, a member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's Circle. Besides being a devoted wife and mother she took on the role of the local Avon lady and met many lifetime friends. Lora was also a caregiver for her husband, mother and a favorite uncle. She wrote short stories and poems on the history of her family and had several poems published. She liked researching genealogy.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in law Joan and Glendel Snyder of Kimball, son and daughter-in-law Charles and Marjorie Stauffer of Scottsbluff, and daughter and son-in-law Connie and Roy Krueger of Ray Center, Michigan; sister Retha Miller of Bakersfield, California; 9 grandchildren Raymond & Vicki Snyder, Laurrie and Dennis Cronin, Lawrence and Nicole Snyder, Ronda and Kimon Litrus, Laurinda Stauffer and Frank Gonzales, Allen and Jacque Stauffer, Michael and Kelli Krueger, Stacey Krueger, and Diana and Jeff Shewchuk; 16 great-grandchildren Dillon, Adam & Michelle Snyder; Alicia, Patrick, Katlyn, & Daniel Cronin; Colton & Madison Snyder; Luke & Jed Litrus; Andrew Stauffer-Gonzales; Kyle & Riley Stauffer; Danielle & Gabriel Krueger.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Henry and brother Thad McCann.
Terri Wietfeld of Leigh, Neb., formerly of Potter, Neb., died February 21, 2004 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha.
Visitation was February 23 and 24 with Rosary on Monday at 7 p.m. Funeral services were on February 24 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leigh with Father Mel Wiese officiating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Leigh.
Terri was born June 16, 1959 in Sidney, Neb. to Annette (Schnell) and Lloyd Allen Juelfs. She attended school in Potter, Neb., graduating from Potter High in 1977. She attended college for two years in Torrington, Wyo. She spent a semester in Oklahoma and a semester at Midland in Fremont before graduating from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
She married Kenny Wietfeld on May 6, 1983 in St. Mary’s Catholic church in Leigh.
After graduating from college, she worked for Leigh Public Schools teaching business and distance learning courses. She coached volleyball and was a mock trial coach, and she started Relay for Life in the Leigh area.
Survivors include her husband Kenny of Leigh; four children: Matthew of Leigh, Daniel of Norfolk, Tessa and Jonathan of Leigh; mother Annie Juelfs of Potter; sister Jennifer (Mrs. Kevin) Thomas of Potter; brother Lane (wife Donna) Juelfs of Potter; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, and aunts Mary White and Joan Halley.
Donation preference is to the Relay for Life.
Miller Funeral Home of Clarkson was in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth Ann Edmunds
Ruth Ann Edmunds, 78, of Bushnell died at her home on Monday, February 23, 2004. Funeral services were scheduled for 1:00 P. M. on Thursday, February 26th at the First English Lutheran Church of Kimball with burial to follow in the Kimball Cemetery. Pastor Dwayne Hunzeker officiated. Friends were able to call at the funeral home from 1 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, February 25. Cantrell Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.
Ruth was born on August 30, 1925 in Custer County, Neb. to Namen and Mary (Franzen) Bouma. She helped on the family farm during her childhood. She married C.A. “Newt” Edmunds on April 14, 1945 in Custer County. Together they operated C. A. Edmunds water well service. They lived in Egbert, Wyo. where they ranched and then in California before returning to Bushnell in 1965. Ruth also worked as a waitress at Jenny’s CafČ in Bushnell for many years. Her husband died on December 16, 1986.
Mrs. Edmunds was active in the Bushnell community as a member of the Moonbeams and Starlighters clubs and the Firebelles. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church of Kimball. Ruth was blessed with musical talent having learned to play by ear, and she shared her gift by playing the keyboard and piano at various nursing homes. She belonged to the Panhandle Fiddlers. When she wasn’t playing music, she loved to hunt artifacts, and she was a member of the Kimball County Rock Club.
Ruth is survived by her son, Charles B. and wife Phyllis Edmunds of Bayard, Neb.; brothers: Raymond Bouma of Arcadia, Neb. and Dean Bouma of Weatherford, Okla.; sisters: Betsy Nehls of Broken Bow, Neb. and Dorothy Ames of Arvada, Colo.; two grandchildren: Charles (C.J.) and wife Barbara Edmunds, and Nathan Edmunds all of Bayard, Neb.; and three great-grandchildren: Taylor Ann, Stephanie and Colt Edmunds.
Mrs. Edmunds was preceded in death by her husband “Newt,” parents, four sisters and one brother.
Gary Heaton, 72 of Kimball died at the Kimball County Manor on Tuesday February 10, 2004, after an eight year battle with multiple myeloma. Visitation was on Thursday February 12, 2004 with the family receiving friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. A private family funeral service will be held at a later time, with Pastor Dieter Rademacher officiating. Cremation will follow the service and a private inurnment will be held at the Kimball Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kimball Manor, Prairie Haven Hospice, or the donor’s choice. Cantrell Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Gary was born on December 8, 1931 in Phillips County, Kan. to Nate and Eva (Landreth) Heaton. He grew up on a farm and received his education in Kansas. On September 24, 1949 Gary and Darlene Portenier were united in marriage in Norton, Kan. Gary made his living as a mechanic and truck driver in Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska. He was an oil field gauger and truck dispatcher for the last sixteen years, retiring from Texaco January of 1987. After retiring he transported campers from Chanute, Kan. to various dealerships.
Church was a vital part of Gary’s life; he attended the Nazarene Church, and most recently the Kimball Evangelical Free Church.
Gary loved his family, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and sports, and he also was a fan of country western and southern gospel music. He taught himself and his three older boys to play the guitar. Gary also was an avid reader; he read anything he could pick up.
Gary is survived by his wife, Darlene Heaton, sons Barry and wife Bonnie Heaton; Jim Heaton all of Kimball, Dave and wife Donna Heaton of Newcastle, Wyo.; and Matt Heaton of Scottsbluff. A sister Arvilla Sarchet of Platteville, Colo.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
Jerrold McCarty, formerly of Kimball, passed away February 13, 2004 at Missoula, Mont., after a long illness. He lived in Nebraska from the 1940s until 1968 when he moved to Montana.
He was preceded in death by his wife Doreen.
He is survived by four sons: Jerry of Hemet, Calif., John of Medicine Bow, Wyo., Roger of Yucca, Ariz., and Bob of Parachute, Colo. He had 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Services are pending. Interment will be in Stevensville, Mont. Cemetery.
Elaine E. Hansen, 81 of Kimball died on Thursday evening, February 12, 2004 at the home of her daughter in Potter, Neb. Funeral Services were Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 2243. Memorial gifts may be made to Kimball County Manor.
Elaine was born on April 4,1922 in Hayes Center, Neb. a daughter of Power and Hannah (Vavra) Rann. She grew up in the Hayes Center area and graduated from high school there. She then attended and graduated from nursing school at St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colo. paying her tuition with money that she had earned teaching at rural schools in Nebraska. Upon graduation she joined the U.S. Army where she served as a nurse in Japan and the Philippines during WW II.
She married Frank Hansen on Sept. 1, 1952 in Cheyenne, Wyo. and they came to Kimball in 1959 where she worked for over 20 years at the Kimball County Manor as a nurse, the Director of Nursing, and as the administrator. She and her husband were members of the Moose Lodge and she was a licensed airplane pilot. Her family remembers her as a very caring person who was always ready to help anyone in need.
She is survived by four sons, Paul Hansen and (Janie Regnier) both of Fairfax, VA, Jim and wife Diane Hansen of Arvada, CO, George and wife Sue Hansen of Fremont, Neb. and Allen and wife Anna Hansen of Kimball, and one daughter, Nancy Bradford and her husband Rex Schumacher of Potter; two sisters Mildred and husband Arvene Meyer of McCook, Neb., and Delores and husband Carl Schuman of Greeley, CO; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 1973 and her parents.
Francis Leo DeMuth, 77, of Chelan, Wash., and Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Kimball, passed away Jan. 21, 2004. He was the brother-in-law of the late Raymond M. Schadegg of Kimball and uncle of Mike Schadegg of Kimball.
A Funeral Mass was held Jan. 28, 2004 at St. Clement’s and final resting place is Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City.
He was born into a pioneer family on Sept. 20, 1926 in Bellwood, Neb.
Francis married Reinaldes (Nell) Schadegg on Nov. 19, 1946 in St. Joseph’s Church in Kimball, Neb. After working in the Kimball area for three years, he hired on with a construction crew for R.E.A. in Nebraska and Wyoming. He then started his lifelong career working for large construction companies installing hydroelectric units at various dam sites such as Fort Peck, Mont.; Chamberlain S.D.; Oroville, Calif.; Springfield, Mass.; Grand Coulee, Wash.; and other sites in Calif., Ariz., and Wash. He ended his career as an on-site construction superintendent. He retired in 1987 and lived in Chelan, Wash., his principal home. The last two years he wintered in Sun City, Ariz.
A kind and supportive husband and father, the loves of his life were his family. He was a Catholic Eucharistic minister at St. Francis de Sales Church in Chelan, Wash. He was an avid golfer, and he and Nell traveled extensively in the U.S.A., Japan and Hawaii. Francis will be missed by his family, friends and associates.
He is survived by one brother, Clement of El Segundo, Calif.; his wife, Nell; sons Roberto Leo and wife Becky of Dale City, Va.; Bill Mathew and wife Judy of Roseville, Calif.; Paul Edward and wife Jackie of Roseville, Calif.; and Steven of Spokane, Wash; daughters Jeanette Marie and spouse Lee Jarvis of Spencer, Mass.; Carol Ann DeMuth of Spokane, Wash.; and Mary Francis and spouse John Varner of Ellensberg, Wash.; two sisters-in-law, Martha DeMuth of Seward, Neb., and Marie Hergenreder; 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The seventh and youngest child, he was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Margaret (Didier); brother George; three half-brothers Nicholas, Alphonse, and Joseph, one half-sister Genevieve (DeMuth) Phillips; two sisters-in-law Adeline (Shadegg) Kind and Geraldine (Schadegg) DeMuth, and an infant son Michael Joseph DeMuth. Menke Funeral Home in Sun City was in charge of arrangements.
Roy A. Lewis, 82, of Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Kimball, died at Mountain Towers Health Care Center in Cheyenne on Thursday, February 5, 2004. Funeral Services were held February 10, 2004 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Pastor Brian Kimzey officiated. Cremation followed the service and private inurnment will be held at the Kimball Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kimball Manor.
Roy was born on October 16, 1921 at Benton, Ark., near Hot Springs, to Charlie and Nellie (Garrett) Lewis. He was the third of seven children to this union. The family moved to Roff, Okla., where Roy began school. He had to quit school at an early age to help earn a living for the family. Roy and the family would saw wood and sell a rick (cord) for 50 cents.
In September of 1940, when Roy was 19, he and his brother Olen went into the military. They stayed together through their military service. Roy served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe during WWII. He was awarded the American Defense Service Ribbon, the EAME Service Ribbon, four Bronze Service Stars and a Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on September 30, 1945. Roy got a job in the oil fields which eventually brought him to Kimball in 1951. He and Norma Sterle were married on May 28, 1952 in Gering. Roy worked for the State of Nebraska Road Department from 1975 until his retirement in 1986. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed the sport with his buddies or just by himself. He passed his love of fishing onto his daughter Linda.
Roy is survived by his son Gary of Kimball, daughter Linda (Ed) Shockley of Lebanon, Mo., brother Odis (Kathy) Lewis of Kimball; sister-in-law, Gloria Lewis of West Covina, Calif.; three grandchildren, Michelle, Skylar and Nicci Lewis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Peggy L. (Spier) Holliday, age 75, of Kimball, died Saturday, February 7, 2004 at United Medical Center West in Cheyenne, Wyo. Memorial services were held February 11 at Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Aurand officiating. Cremation was at Schrader’s Sunset Park Crematory. Interment was at Pine Bluffs Cemetery.
Peggy was born September 17, 1928 in Kimball to James and Hilda Stevens. She married Linus E. Spier and he died in 1970. She married Elmer Holliday on March 11, 1976 in Elko, Nev. She was a homemaker who loved fishing and gardening. She was a member of the Burns Chapter 47, Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Virginia McLaughlin, her first husband Linus Spier, her step-daughter Sherrie Anderson and stepson Gary Holliday.
Survivors include her husband Elmer Holliday of Kimball; one son Steven L. Spier of Cheyenne, Wyo.; four stepsons: Steve Holliday, Ogallala, Neb.; Kendall Holliday, Glendale, Ariz.; David Holliday, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Curtis Holliday, Laramie, Wyo.; stepdaughters: Karen Van Patten, Scottsbluff, Neb.; Janet Fenwick, Ogallala, Neb.; JoAnn Rockel, Buffalo, Wyo.; Linda Cochran, Ogallala, Neb.; Sandra Holliday, Cheyenne, Wyo; 33 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.
Friends who prefer may contribute to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, 501 Parsley Blvd., Cheyenne, Wyo. 82007.
Gary Heaton, 72 of Kimball, died Feb. 10, 2004 at the Kimball County Manor. He is the husband of Darlene Heaton.
Friends may visit at Cantrell Funeral Home on Thurs., Feb. 12, between 1 and 8 p.m. and the family will be present between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. that day to receive friends.
A private family service and inurnment of cremated remains will be held at a later time. A complete obituary will appear next week.
Anton P. Joska
Anton P. Joska 86, of Kimball died on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at the Kimball County Manor. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at St. Joseph‚s Catholic Church of Kimball with Father Robert Karnish as celebrant. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post #2243. Visitation was at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 3 with a Rosary service at 7:00 P.M. Cantrell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Joska was born on August 4, 1917 in Bruno, Neb. to Anton and Antonie (Culek) Joska. He joined the United States Army in 1942 and served his country during WWII in China, Burma, and India. He moved to the Kimball area following his discharge.
Anton married Mary Catherine Janesofsky on June 12, 1951 in Pine Bluffs, Wyo. Together they raised three daughters and a son on a farm south of Bushnell. He was member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and previously a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church of Pine Bluffs, Wyo. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. They moved to Kimball in 1994.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine of Kimball, daughters Patti and husband Mack Vowers of Kimball; Terri and husband Vaughn Lukassen of Kimball; and Mary and husband Bruce Peters of Windsor, Colo.; son Tony and wife Candy Joska of Northeastern Colo.; brother Fritz Joska of Kimball, and sister Marie and husband George Beranek of Kimball. Other survivors include grandchildren Scott and Julie Vowers, Denise and Colby Lukassen, Christine and Jeff Peters, Alexis, Joe and Roman Joska, and two step-grandchildren Mark and John Vowers.
Anton was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son James, and three brothers Joseph, James and Frank Joska.
Hattie L. Miller, mother of Richard Miller of Kimball, 97 of Natoma, Kan., died Saturday, January 24, 2004 at St. John’s Care Center in Victoria, Kan.
She married Richard A. Miller June 12, 1928 in Lincoln. He died in 1952.
Survivors include three sons, one daughter, Richard R. of Kimball, Gerald D. of Russell, Kan., Cletys L. of Marysville, Calif., and Hattie Irene Stramel of Hays, Kan.; 11 grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services were at Fairport cemetery in Kansas.
Beulah M. Shoopman, 82, of Sidney, mother of Sandra Hoppes of Kimball, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 at Memorial Health Center/Extended Care in Sidney. Funeral services were held Jan. 24 at First Christian Church in Sidney with Pastor Lynn Schleicher officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends called at Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney. Memorials have been established to the Nebraska Alzheimer’s Assoc.
Beulah M. Hill was born May 14, 1921 in Bayard, the daughter of George and Grace (Guard) Hill. She received her education in the Bayard schools and graduated high school in 1938. She was united in marriage to Leonard Shoopman on Dec. 14, 1940 in Bridgeport. They later divorced.
Beulah and her family moved to Sidney in 1954. She worked at Montgomery Ward and then started a career with the U.S. Government ASCS office, where she worked until her retirement. She then worked part-time at Memorial Health Center.
She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church, where she served as treasurer and volunteered much time. Her first love was for her entire family, but she also loved gardening, yard work, all sports and was a devoted Huskers fan.
She is survived by her son Robert Shoopman of Sidney; daughters Sandra Hoppes of Kimball, Sharon Onken and her husband Keith of Ovid, Colo., and Rhonda Trease and her husband Marvin of Platte City, Mo; brother Jack Hill and his wife Ruby of Bayard; sisters May Karnes of Bridgeport and Evelyn McNamee and her husband Frank of Molalla, Ore.; brother-in-law Robert Daugherty of North Platte; grandchildren: Doug Hoppes and wife Dawn, Deb Schoenemann and husband Kirk, Dan Hoppes and wife Jackie, Pam Wieser; Cami McElhinney, Rob Shoopman, Rich Shoopman, James Shoopman and wife Jessica, Renee Hunt and husband Chris, and Karee Nielsen and husband Chip; 17 great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers John, Bill, Bert, Oscar and Art Hill; and sisters Olive Caldwell and Edna Daugherty.
Lewis C. Cawley, 83 of Scottsbluff, husband of the late Arlene Brill Cawley of Harrisburg, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at Regional West Medical Center. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 24 at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel with Rev. James K. Irwin officiating. Interment was in West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Friends were able to call at the funeral home Friday, Jan. 23.
Lewis was born July 27, 1920 in Minatare to Richard A. and Anna Marie (Jenka) Cawley. He grew up and attended school in the Nine Mile Creek area. He married Arlene R. Brill in November 1938 in Harrisburg. He entered the Army June 16, 1944 and was honorably discharged May 26, 1946. He returned to the area and purchased a farm that was four miles from the farm where he was raised. He was a farmer and raised livestock.
He was a meat cutter for Swift Packing Plant, owned and operated Bluffs View Grocery, and worked for over 30 years for Great Western Sugar at the Bayard and Gering plants. He was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by three children: Raymond Joseph Cawley of Chesapeake, Va., Richard Leroy Cawley of Lebanon, Ore., and Patricia Cawley Neifert of Denver; grandchildren Deloise Coley of Jeffersonville, Ind., Connie Cawley of Lincoln, and Russell Cawley of Suffolk, Va.; and three great-grandchildren.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, wife Arlene, one brother and one grandson.
Dorothy Louise Hein, 89, formerly of Kimball, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at Hospice Care, McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colo. Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland was in charge of arrangements. The family requested no viewing. Funeral services took place January 24 at the Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home with Pastor Judy Robinson officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Memory Garden.
Dorothy was born August 3, 1914 in Merna, Neb. to John and Merle Gordon Cosner. Following graduation from high school she attended Nebraska Weslyan University and taught school for one year. Dorothy had played the piano for one of the first silent movie theaters in town.
Dorothy married Charles Hein on September 10, 1937 in Broken Bow, Neb. They lived in Ansley, Westpoint, Kearney, Neb. and Des Moines, Iowa before moving to Kimball where they lived for 29 years. Following their retirement, they moved to Fort Collins, Colo. and later to Loveland, where they have resided since 1972.
Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, a 70-year member of PEO Chapter EB, and had volunteered several years in the gift shops at Poudre Valley Hospital and McKee Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Don Hein and wife Ginger of Arvada, Colo.; two daughters, Karen O’Brien and husband Larry of Fort Collins, Colo., and Barbara Pennington and husband Gary of Ashland, Wis.; four grandchildren, Jeff O’Brien and wife Tarren of Littleton, Colo., Steve O’Brien and wife Aubrey of Aurora, Colo.; Andy Pennington and wife Kris of Hibbing, Minn., Dana Pennington of Mankato, Minn.; and four great grandchildren.
Her parents, John and Merle Cosner, and one grandchild preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Loveland, Alzheimers or Hospice of Larimer County in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Loveland, Colo. 80537.
Kathryn (Kay) Bostrom, 87, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Kimball, died Thursday, January 22, 2004 in Fort Collins, Colo.
She was born April 22, 1916 in York, Neb. to R.L. and Naomi (Seng) Kaliff. She attended elementary school at the Maple Grove country school near York and was a 1933 graduate of York High School. She graduated Hastings College.
Kay taught in a number of schools in Nebraska and western Iowa and met her future husband, Marvin J. Bostrom, while they were both teaching at York High School. They were married June 7, 1942 in Ojai, Calif.
The couple lived in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Kimball, York, and Hastings, Neb., and later in Fort Collins, Colo.
Kay was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins, the President’s Club of the University of Nebraska Foundation, and PEO. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her many friends, and church activities.
Survivors include a sister Peg (Miles) Hildebrand of York, Neb. and a brother William J. (Bobbie) Kaliff of Grand Island, Neb., and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1976 and her parents.
Funeral services were January 26 at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins, Colo. with inurnment January 27 in Kimball, Neb. Allnutt Funeral Services was in charge of the arrangements.
Ernest Hickox, 73, of Kimball, died at his home on Friday, Jan. 23, 2004. Arrangements are pending. Memorial services may be held at a later date. Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles ‘Chuck’ E. Jackson, 87, of Scottsbluff, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004 at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home. Memorial services were held Jan. 15 at First Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Scott Peterson officiating. His remains were cremated at the Joliffe Funeral Home and Crematory in Scottsbluff. Friends who wish may contribute to the Charles Jackson Memorial Fund. Condolences may be left for the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chuck was born March 8, 1916 in Osceola, Neb. to Wilbur and Dossie (Lovell) Jackson. He grew up in Osceola and graduated from Osceola High School. Following the death of his father in 1938, he moved with his mother and family to Scottsbluff where he was employed by Civilian Conservation Corps. He entered the U.S. Army I 1942 and served in the European Theatre of Operations until his discharge in 1945. He married Helen Hartwig in 1943 in Harrisburg.
He was a carpenter in Scottsbluff and enjoyed reading. He attended First Presbyterian Church, was a member of Admiral Dewey Post #1681 VFW, the Eagles Lodge and the American Legion in Bayard. His wife preceded him in death in 1993.
He is survived by his sons, Rich and his wife Peg Jackson, Scottsbluff; Allen Jackson, Lake Minatare; six grandchildren; companion Maxine Weaver of Scottsbluff; sister Shirley Schledewitz of Scottsbluff, and brother Bill Jackson of Twin Falls, Idaho.
His parents, wife, three brothers, and four sisters preceded him in death.
Marilyn A. French, age 66, died at her home on Wednesday, January 14, 2004. Funeral Services were held on Monday, January 19, 2004 at the Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball. Pastor Virgil Johnson officiated. Visitation were held on Sunday, January 18. If friends wish, memorials may be given to the Dix Fire Department. Cantrell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marilyn was born on March 1, 1937 to Harry and Bernice (Ogle) Petersen. She moved to Kimball as a young girl with her family. She graduated from the Kimball High School in 1954 and continued her education in Greeley, Colo. where she earned a teaching certificate. She taught at a rural school southeast of Bushnell, Neb. She married Gordon French on January 3, 1956 in Kimball.
Mrs. French was active in her community as a past member of the Rebekah Lodge, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Dix Garden Club. She enjoyed horses and loved being in her yard and garden. She was happiest surrounded by her grandchildren.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Gordon of Dix; sons Roger and wife Cari French of Richmond, Va., John French of Dix; daughter Christy and husband Pete Yetter of Winnemucca, Nev.; and sister Opal Kellner of Wickenburg, Ariz. Her grandchildren, Jennifer, Samantha, and Kailynn Yetter and David and Benjamin French also survive.
Mrs. French was preceded by her parents, infant daughter Billie Jo, and sister Lois Hayes.