Bradford Aaron "Brad" Walls, 59, of Kimball died at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Clarkson Hospital in Omaha on April 17, 2004. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sat. April 24 at the St. John's Lutheran Church of Kimball, with Pastor Bradley Heinecke officiating.
Cremation has taken place and burial of the remains will be in the Kimball Cemetery. A Memorial has been established to "Sight First" in care of the Kimball Lion's Club or the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department. Cantrell Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.
Brad was born on October 4, 1944 in Cheyenne to Virgil and Myra (Miller) Walls. He lived in Albin, Wyo. until 1960 when his family moved to Pine Bluffs. In 1963 he graduated from Albin High School. He farmed in the Albin and Pine Bluffs area for a number of years. He worked as a roustabout in oil fields, and later at the Gambles store.
Brad and Nancy Marie LeMay were married on Jan. 28, 1967 in Kimball. They moved to Kimball in 1968 where he worked as a lineman for the city until his eyesight forced him to leave his job in 1975. He was a talented carpenter and enjoyed woodworking. He made cabinets for his home and the Methodist and Lutheran churches. He also worked for Weatherwise.
He was a FFA alumni, and served on the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department of which he was an honorary member. He was an active and longtime member of the Kimball Lion's Club. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Kimball; sons Damon and wife Jennifer Walls of Littleton, Colo., Derrick and wife Mellissa Walls of Pine Bluffs, Wyo.; brother Nathan and wife Joyce Walls of Ogallala, Neb; sister Jerrene and husband John Randall of Kimball; one grandson Jordan Walls of Littleton; special cousins Earl and wife Vernette Palmer of Spearfish, S.D. and Ruth Bragg of Seattle, Wash., and two maternal aunts Dorothy E. Miller and Lucille Miller both of Albin, Wyo; 22 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Constance Jon Polm.
Kent Johnson, 55 of rural Potter, Neb. died Sunday, March 28, 2004 at his home south of Potter.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 2, 2004 in the Potter United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alan Davis and Pastor Mary Frohs officiating. Burial was in the Potter Cemetery.
Friends called April 1 to sign the register book at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney. A Memorial has been established.
Kent Leon Johnson was born July 27, 1948 in Sidney, Neb. to Warren and Margaret (Lipke) Johnson. He attended the Potter Public Schools, graduating in May of 1966. He then attended the Denver Automotive Institute where he received a mechanic certificate. He also attended Vo-Tech, studying airframe and power plant as an airplane mechanic.
On May 20, 1966 he married Geraldine Mathewson at Potter. In July 1969 the family moved to Wray, Colo. and in 1970 he went to work at Larabee Motors. They moved to Kimball in 1972 where he worked at J.K. Chevrolet. In 1975, Kent took up farming south of Dix and in 1998 they moved south of Potter, where he lived at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Johnson of Potter, Neb.; five sons: Rob and wife Lisa Johnson of Sidney, Neb., Brad Johnson of Chadron, Neb., Jeff Johnson of Sidney, Neb., Jay C. and wife Jackie Johnson of Sutherland, Neb. and Jed Johnson of Potter, Neb.; his parents, Warren and Margaret Johnson of Sidney, Neb.; one brother, Kris and wife Sadonna Johnson of Sidney, Neb.; seven grandchildren: Becky, Weston, Whitney, Trevor, Kelsey, Kirsten and Hadley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: J.C. and Aleata Johnson, and Ed and Hattie Lipke, and two uncles: Gordon and Wendell Johnson.
Maxine E. Downer
Maxine E. (Leafdale) Downer age 76 died Monday, March 29, 2004 at her home north of Bartley. She was born July 10, 1927 in Kimball, Neb. to George and Minnie (Larson) Leafdale.
Maxine graduated from Banner County High School in Harrisburg in 1944. She married Kenneth Downer in 1945. The couple had six children. Kenneth and Maxine farmed in banner County till 1961. At that time Kenneth and Maxine moved to their farm north of Bartley.
Maxine was a member of the Kemper Memorial United Methodist Church in Bartley, the Dorcas Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Bartley. She enjoyed family, gardening, doing stained glass and her dog MacCager.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents and husband Kenneth.
Maxine is survived by four sons: Steve and wife Patricia of Bartley, Neb.; Herb and wife RozLynn of Mason City, Neb.; Tom and wife Cheryl of Wichita, Kan.; Andy and wife Pamela of Cambridge, Neb.; two daughters: Susan and husband Steve Ervin and Holly and husband Jim Mollhoff all of Cambridge; 12 grandchildren: Melissa and husband Critchfield of Bartley;Derek Downer and wife Maria of Hastings; Todd Downer of Bartley; Deb and husband Mike Shuck of Hastings, Neb.; Janelle and husband Paul Davis, Heather and husband Terry Madison, and Heidi and husband Blake Pritts all of Kearney, Neb.; Hope Downer of Mason City, Neb.; Cody and wife Kim of Bartley; Caren Ervin of Cambridge; Amy and husband Brent Robertson of Elsie and Josh Mollhoff of Doniphan, Neb.: six great grandchildren: Sarah and Emily Shuck of Hastings; Karlie Swink of Bartley; Cassie Ervin of Cambridge; Paige Ervin of Bartley and Dylan Downer of Hastings: a brother Norris Leafdale and wife Judy of Harrisburg; a sister Marjorie and husband John Loehlin of Austin, Texas; a brother-in-law Howard Downer and wife Margie of Harrisburg, Neb.; three sisters-in-law: Marguerite Bjornsen of Vancouver, Wash.; Maxine Corr and Betty Downer of Gering, Neb.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at the Trinity United Methodist Church of Cambridge with Pastor David Rowe officiating. Interment was in the Bartley Cemetery in Bartley, Neb. Memorials may be left in her name at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge, Neb., POB 247, Cambridge, NE 69022, (308) 697-3838, Fax 308 697-3588.
Helen M. Kinney
Helen Minnie Kinney, 82 of Kimball, died on Friday April 2, 2004 at the Kimball County Manor. A funeral service was held on Monday April 5, 2004 at the Cantrell Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Roger Gillming officiating. Burial was in the Dix Rural Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday April 4. A memorial has been established to the Kimball County Manor. Cantrell Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Helen was born on May 10, 1921 north of Kimball to John and Hazel (Wood) Jessop. They moved their farmstead north of Potter. She married Elmer Holliday; they later divorced. Helen and Charles Kinney were united in marriage on January 14, 1947 in Kimball. They and their family moved to Grant, where Charlie farmed. They later moved back to the Potter-Dix area, residing in Dix in 1951. Helen has been a resident of the Kimball County Manor for the past eighteen years.
Helen enjoyed embroidering, cooking, and her family.
She is survived by three sons: Wayne and wife Pat Holliday of Hazelton, Iowa; John and wife Jodi Kinney of Kimball, and David Kinney; one daughter Vi and husband David Neil of LaPorte City, Iowa; one brother Jim and wife Shirlee Jessop of Vinton, Iowa; two sisters, Lily Scheib of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mary Allen of Waterloo, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles Kinney, on March 14, 1994, one son Francis Holliday, one daughter Clara LaRue; a grandson Roy Medbery, Jr.; two brothers and two sisters.
Kenneth Eugene Bacon
Kenneth Eugene Bacon, 86, of Kimball, formerly of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, April l, 2004 at the Mitchell Care Center. Funeral services were on Monday, April 5, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Willie Coop officiating. Interment was at East Lawn Cemetery in Minatare. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice.
Kenneth was born Sept. 17, 1917 to Floy Bacon, and raised by his grandparents Charles Franklin and Eva Bacon from infancy. He spent his early years in Redfield, S.D., before moving to Minatare in approximately 1922, where he received his education.
Kenneth, at the age of 12, and his father, held the record for a time, hauling and scooping beets from a horse-drawn wagon. He married Audrey Smith on Dec. 28, 1936.
Kenneth worked for the WPA, the sugar factory, and various farmers and trucking firms. After living in Torrington for 25 years, they moved to Scottsbluff. In 1971, he became employed by Lockwood Corporation as a truck driver, where he received a million-mile award, then retired in 1983 to care for his wife. After retiring from Lockwood, he worked at home buying and selling metals and produce. He sold produce at the farmers market for approximately 16 years, a hobby he dearly loved.
His wife of 56 years died in 1994.
He then married lifelong friend Velma Mowery Craghead Dec. 26, 1997, who became his partner in the farmers market and in life. After he became ill in 2003, they moved to Kimball to be near his son and daughter-in-law.
He is survived by his wife Velma; daughters, Shirley Sterkel and Sharon Louder of Scottsbluff; son and daughter-in-law Kenneth James and Mary Lou Bacon of Kimball; stepdaughter and her husband Naoma and Steve Hurst of Arlington, Texas; stepson and his wife Stanley and Bobbie Smith of Scottsbluff; three half brothers, Jack Baseler, Wayne Baseler and Warren Baseler, all of South Dakota; grandchildren, Jama Leonhardt, Kent Bacon, Jolene Louder, Shauna Fowlkes, Megan Keller and Justin Sterkel; 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, four step grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his biological mother, his parents, wife Audrey, sister Ismae Freouf, and two half sisters.
Jerry J. Christensen
Jerry J. Christensen, 55, of Potter died on Friday, April 3, 2004 as a result of injuries suffered in a highway accident in Cheyenne County.
A memorial service was Wed., April 7 at the Potter United Methodist Church. Pastor Mary Frohs officiated. Burial followed in the Potter Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Mile High Chapter of Pheasants Forever. Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball is assisting with the arrangements.
Jerry was born November 13, 1948, in Sidney, a son of Jess Willard and Sarah Louise (McMillen) Christensen. He was a lifelong resident of Potter and a graduate of Potter High School. He and Lavonne Langley were married in Potter on August 7, 1971. He worked for Farmor Co-op and for F.E.C. and as of April 1 had been employed there for 26 years. He was a former member of the Potter Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his three grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lavonne; son Ryan and wife Emily Christensen of Kimball, and daughter Crystal and husband Robin Schliep of Sutherland; one sister Heather and husband Jerry Lipska of Potter; three grandchildren, Cole and Isabelle Christensen and Dakota Schliep.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Sarah and Jess “Tuffy” Christensen, and a brother, Donald.
Elaine Marie Herboldsheimer, 81, of Bushnell, died on Thursday, July 22, 2004 at her home on the ranch. Funeral Services were held Monday, July 26 at the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball. The Rev. Ron Nuss-Warren officiated. Burial followed in the Potter Cemetery. If friends wish to make a memorial contribution, the family would appreciate memorials be made to the First English Lutheran Church or Prairie Haven Hospice. Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball assisted with arrangements.
Elaine was born October 24, 1922 at her grandparents home in Sidney, Neb., the daughter of William and Anna (Volkert) Sahs. She and her twin sister Marjorie were the first set of twins delivered by Dr. Taylor. Delno and Mildred, another set of twins were born 16 months later. The family moved to a farm seven miles west of Dalton in 1935.
Elaine graduated from Dalton High School and Chadron State Teachers College. She taught in rural schools until she married Dale Herboldsheimer March 3, 1946 at Messiah Lutheran in Broadwater after his return from the Marine Corp. They farmed on his parents place south of Potter before moving to the Green Valley Ranch west of Bushnell in the fall of 1951. Dale died September 14, 1971.
She was a member of First English Lutheran Church, Grace Circle, Moonbean Club, and Solo Club. Her faith, church, family, and friends were very important to her. She loved traveling with Marj and Kermit, the Chicago Cubs, Runza parties, family get-togethers, playing Sheepshead, and cooking. We will all miss her cookies and lemon meringue pies.
She is survived by three children: Monte and his wife Patty Herboldsheimer of Bushnell, Dr. Bryan Herboldsheimer of Calabasas, Calif., and Cilia and her husband Jeff Scott of Casper, Wyo. Also surviving are her twin sister Marjorie and her husband Kermit Nelson of Dalton, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and the entire Herboldsheimer family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale, sister Mildred and brother Rev. Delno Sahs.
Gail Southard, 82, long-time resident of Kimball County, died July 25, 2004 in Billings, Mont. Gail was born on February 4, 1922, to Charles and Anna Southard on a farm in Kimball County.
On June 27, 1942 he married Phyllis L. Spencer of Dix in Columbus, Ohio. After serving in the army during WWII, Gail and Phyllis settled on a farm north of Dix, Neb. where they farmed for over 40 years. After spending several years of retirement in Kimball, they moved to Brighton, Colo., where they lived at Inglenook. In Nov. 2003, they moved to Highgate Senior Living in Billings.
Gail is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 62 years, daughters Susan Baack (Dan Gross) and Sally Eby (Newt) all of Billings, and son Andrew Southard (Lynn) of Brighton, Colo; brothers Tom Southard of Kimball, and John Southard of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters Verda Allison of Kimball, and Fern Fabiano of Sacramento, Calif; grandchildren Chris and Beth Bogert and family of Dix, Monica and Dany Riveron of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Aaron and Cassi Baack and family of Fort Wayne, Ind., Matt and Marge Baack of Billings, Mont. and Holden Southard of Brighton, Colo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Everett, Harry, Vernon, and Bob; and sister Margaret and an infant sister.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service held. Memorials may be sent to Hospice or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Betty Louise (Moyer) Cashler, 77, of Banner County, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff with her family at her side. The funeral was July 20 at the Harrisburg Community Church with Pastor Ken Boston officiating. Interment was at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Memorial contributions may be given to the church or to the family. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Betty was born June 4, 1927 in Scottsbluff, the daughter of Edward and Eva (Grinstead) Moyer. She attended kindergarten in Floris, Iowa and continued her education in Gering and Scottsbluff schools. She worked at Woolworth’s Department Store in Scottsbluff until her marriage to Wayne Cashler on June 16, 1946 in Gering. The couple settled on a wheat/cattle ranch in Banner County. There Betty became a member of the Wright’s Ladies’ Club and an active member of the Harrisburg Community Church. She taught Vacation Bible School for the American Sunday School Union and donated her time to various projects at Camp Rock in Redington. Betty enjoyed her family, baking, sewing, gardening, and caring for her pets.
Betty is survived by her husband, Wayne Cashler, of Harrisburg; four children: Donald Cashler and his wife Dina of Harrisburg, Colleen Acker and her husband Dyle of Benicia, Calif., Jan Laws and her husband Carl of Scottsbluff, and Nadine Pierschbacher and her husband Al of Forteleza, Brazil; sister Lucille Matlock of Scottsbluff; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her many friends and extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Joyce Cashler, and two brothers, Robert and William Moyer.
Elmer C. Peterson, 78, of Scottsbluff, formerly of Dix, died on July 7, 2004 at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. Graveside services were held July 9, 2004 at the Kimball Cemetery. Reverend Roger Gillming officiated. No visitation was held. Cantrell Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.
He was born on July 20, 1925 in Auburn, Neb. to Elford and Stella L. (Kelly) Peterson. Elmer graduated from Dix High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked as a warehouse dockworker for Ford Moving and Storage in Omaha. He lived for a short while in Sidney and moved into the Mt. View Towers in Cheyenne. In 2001 he moved into the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff.
He is survived by his brother, James Peterson and his wife Barbara of Dodge City, Kan., and his sister, Frances Annabelle Peterson of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Graveside services and inurnment for Kurt Alan Kleven, 47, formerly of Kimball, were held July 16, 2004 in the Kimball Cemetery at Kimball, Neb., with Pastor Dwayne Hunzeker of the First English Lutheran Church officiating. A celebration of Kurt’s life was held in Wheatland Sat., July 17, 2004.
He died Wed., July 14, 2004, at United Medical Center-West in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Kurt was born May 5, 1957, in Kimball, Neb., the son of Timan and Helen (Schneider) Kleven. The family lived in Pine Bluffs, Chugwater, and Wheatland, Wyo. He graduated from Wheatland High School in 1975 and continued his education at the University of Wyoming where he earned a bachelor’s degree in art in 1991. His love of art and music took him to Cheyenne to live.
Survivor’s include his mother, Helen Kleven of Wheatland; two brothers: Ron Kleven and wife, Frieda of Chesapeake, Va., and Terry Kleven and wife, Vicki of Gillette, Wyo.; four sisters: Trudy Kosemund, Pat Preuit and husband Leo, all of Wheatland, Beverly Hodges and husband, Jim of Purcell, Okla., and Karen Shelor of Sidney, Neb.; good friend, Stanley Bercich of Cheyenne; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Timan in 1973.
Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Homes–Platte Chapel of Wheatland was in charge of the arrangements.
James B. Jessup, 93, of Scottsbluff, formerly of Harrisburg, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at Heritage Health Care Center in Gering. A family and friends gathering to celebrate his life will be held on August 14, 2004 at the Village at Regional West from 2 to 4 p.m. Cremation was held at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Banner County Historical Society, Harrisburg, NE 69345, or the donor's choice. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com.
He was born March 24, 1911 near Minatare, Neb., to Frank P. and Marie (Barr) Jessup. He attended Horseshoe Bend School and graduated from Banner County High School.
After school, he farmed on his parents' Horseshoe Bend homestead. He met Mary B. Petrie of Denver and they married July 14, 1935. Their daughter Evelyn and son Alan were born on the homestead. They lived in Denver and California, where their son John was born in 1944. After WWII, they returned to the homestead until 1952 when Frank P. Jessup retired as Banner County Clerk and James was appointed to finish his father's term. James and Mary spent the next 15 summers on the homestead and winters in Mesa, Ariz. before moving to the Village at Regional West in 1991.
James is survived by his wife, Mary B. Jessup of Scottsbluff; son Alan J. Jessup and his wife, Susan, of Calif., son John F. Jessup of Kansas City, Mo., son-in-law Richard L. Wyatt of Calif.; grandchildren Karen Wyatt, Sandra Nyeholt and her husband Douglas, Steve Jessup, Scott Jessup and his wife Andrea, and Sally Jessup; and great-grandchildren Jameson and Taylor Nyeholt, Cailin and Colin Jessup; all of Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Evelyn Wyatt, brother Charles, and sisters Mary Alice Burchfield, Louise McBride and Geraldine Jessup.
Reva Loraine Johnson, 95 of Dix, Neb. died early Saturday morning, July 17, 2004 at the Kimball County Manor Nursing Home in Kimball.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, 2004 in the First Lutheran Church in Potter with Pastor Dwane Hunzeker officiating. Burial was in the Potter Cemetery.
Friends were able to visit July 20 at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.
Reva was born January 24, 1909 near Winterset, Iowa to Jesse and Edna (Chilcote) Poindexter. She lived in Iowa until 1920 when her father’s new job as a signal maintainer with the Union Pacific Railroad took the family to Dix, where she graduated from high school. Reva attended Hastings College and graduated from the University of Wyoming. She taught grade school for 18 years at District 8 School south of Dix, at Dix Grade School in Nebraska, and at Powell and Cheyenne schools in Wyoming.
On June 25, 1948 she married Verner Johnson of Dix and became a farm wife and homemaker. The family farm was her home until after Verner’s death in 1999.
She enjoyed cooking and caring for her family, gardening, music and gatherings of family, church groups and friends. She was an active member of the First Lutheran Church of Potter, and was active in the LCW and WELCA Lutheran Church Women’s organizations. She was a charter member of the Kimball County branch of the American Association of University Women, served on the Kimball County Extension Board, was a member of the Neighborettes Extension Club, served on the Dix Election Board, and participated in the Kimball Library Book Review Group.
She is survived by one brother, Walter Poindexter of Laramie, Wyo.; one daughter Jane Johnson of Casper, Wyo.; one son and daughter-in-law Ken and Sherri Johnson and granddaughter Crystal all of Dix, Neb., and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Verner, brother Wayne and sisters Helen Nelson, Vera Kane, and Mildred Baker.
Velora Lorraine Beck Atkins, age 89, aunt of Kendall and Howard Atkins of Dix, passed away Friday, July 16, 2004 at Sierra Vista Health Care Center in Loveland, Colo.
She was born September 23, 1914 to Carl Williams and Ural Hazel McCrea Beck in Table Rock, Neb. She lived in Sterling, Colo. and graduated from UNL and Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.
On August 8, 1938, she married Glen D. Atkins in Lincoln, Neb. and they resided in Rochester, N.Y. until 1979 when they moved to Loveland, Colo.
Her husband died in 1998. She is survived by several cousins and seven nieces and nephews in Nebraska, Colorado, and Maryland, including Kendall and Howard Atkins of Dix.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be July 27, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kimball Cemetery with family members officiating. Friends may visit the family at Brookside Farm following the service. Memorials may be sent to the charity of donor’s choice.
Elmer C. Peterson, 78, of Scottsbluff, died on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. Graveside services were held at on July 9, 2004 at the Kimball Cemetery. Reverend Roger Gillming officiated. No visitation was scheduled. Cantrell Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.
He was born on July 20, 1925 in Auburn, Neb. to Elford and Stella L. (Kelly) Peterson. Elmer graduated from Dix High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked as a warehouse dockworker for Ford Moving and Storage in Omaha. He lived for a short while in Sidney and moved into the Mt. View Towers in Cheyenne. In 2001 Elmer moved into the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff.
He is survived by his brother, James Peterson and his wife Barbara of Dodge City, Kan., and his sister, Frances Annabelle Peterson of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Delah R. Sporhase, 83, of Kimball, died on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at Kimball Health Services. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball. Pastor Ted Bourret and Vicar Earl Brown officiated. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery. Visitation was July 12 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delah Sporhase Memorial Fund. Cantrell Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.
Delah was born September 25, 1920 in Lanham, Neb. to John and Sophie (Knuppel) Lange. She married Albert “Al” Sporhase on March 22, 1947 in Hiawatha, Kan. The couple moved to Kimball in 1973 from the Grover/Hereford, Colo. area.
She worked for George Risk Industries (GRI) since moving to Kimball. She was active in her church and had been part of her church ladies aid group in Grover and with Zion Lutheran Church. Delah was currently a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball and a member of the Hilltop Ladies Club.
She is survived by her sons, Delbert Sporhase of Cheyenne, Wyo. and David Sporhase and his wife Christine of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; her daughters, Charlotte Kissler and her husband Larry of Laramie, Wyo. and Esther Sporhase of Grover, Colo.; two brothers, Maynard Lange of Ovid, Colo. and Walter Lange of Blue Springs, Neb.; two sisters, Lorene Bethke of Davenport, Neb. and Loretta Sporhase of Syracuse, Neb. Seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Al on April 18, 2003, and a sister, Janice.
Billy E. Green, 82, of Kimball, died on Saturday, July 10, 2004 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 16, at 2 p.m. (CST) at Palisade Cemetery, Palisade, Neb. with his son, Jeffrey Green presenting a dedicatory prayer. Military Honors will be presented by the Palisade American Legion.
Schrader Funeral Home is handling arrangements in Cheyenne. Herrmann Funeral Home is handling arrangements in Palisade.
He was born on April 18, 1922 in Hamlet, Neb. He was a veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as an accountant.
He married Linda (Perry) Green of Kimball on December 16, 1978 in New Mexico.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Lily Green, one brother, and one sister.
He is survived by his wife Linda; sons Jeffrey Green, Ft. Collins, Colo., Howard Green, Ronan, Mont., Billy Green, Heber, Utah, Leslie Green, Bozeman, Mont.; daughters Lizabeth Bryers, West Yellowstone, Mont., Joy Johnson, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Jessica Cool, Chandler, Ariz., Vanessa Moran, Tucson, Ariz.; a sister Retharose Ekendahl of Texas; 31 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Marci A. Ross, 41, of Scottsbluff, formerly of Banner County, died Friday, July 2, 2004 at Regional West Medical Center. A Memorial Service was held July 7 at WestWay Christian Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Willie Coop along with Michael Stein officiating. Her remains were cremated at Jolliffe Funeral Home and Crematory in Scottsbluff. Memorials in her name may be made to Camp Rock, Prairie Haven Hospice, or the WestWay Children’s Ministry. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at email@example.com.
Marci was born November 30, 1962, at Scottsbluff, to Alan and Shirley A. (Buckendorf) Cross. She grew up and received her education in Banner County, and graduated from Banner County High School with the class of 1981. She attended the University of Wyoming and earned her Bachelors Degree in Music Performance in 1985. She owned and operated Classique Designs wedding shop in Monument Mall in Scottsbluff for a time. On June 16, 1989, she married Jeff Ross at Scottsbluff.
She and Jeff moved to Colorado Springs and Marci pursued her Masters Degree at Denver University. While there she played bassoon in numerous symphonies, orchestras and chamber groups in the Denver and Colorado Springs area. She also earned her Para-Legal degree from the Denver Para-Legal Institute and worked part time as a Para-Legal in Colorado Springs.
Marci and Jeff returned to Scottsbluff in 1999, and for one year, she researched the idea of opening a coffee shop. In 2001, she and Jeff realized their dream and opened Cappuccino and Company in Scottsbluff, which she was active in at the time of her death. She also worked part time at the Michael Meister Law Office in Scottsbluff. Marci was a member of AAUW.
Marci had a love for others, young and old alike, and her enthusiasm was unquenchable. She touched the lives of many people through all of her activities. She was an active participant in the lives of her children at Lincoln Heights Elementary School in Scottsbluff and will be greatly missed by her many friends and loved ones.
She is survived by her husband Jeff Ross of Scottsbluff; sons Blake, Taylor and Dylan, all of the home; her father Alan Cross of Scottsbluff; her brothers Joel and his wife Shelly Cross of Harrisburg; Mark Cross of Lincoln; James and his wife Lisa Cross of Harrisburg; and her sister Joni and her husband Len Russell of Scottsbluff. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother Hazel Buckendorf of Lincoln, her paternal grandfather Arden Cross of Gering, her Uncle and Aunt Dr. William and Susen Buckendorf of Springfield, Va. and her Aunt Sally Johnston of Lincoln. She was also special in the lives of all her nieces and nephews.
Her mother, her maternal grandfather and her paternal grandmother preceded her in death.