2007 Archives......

Funeral service for Arlene M. Alberts age 88 of Ainsworth December 28 at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away December 25 at the Pine View Good Samaritan Center in Valentine. Survivors inlcude a son: Howard Alberts and wife, Linda of Long Pine. 2 Daughters:  Mary Anna Sharp of Valentine & Susan Brickner and husband, Justin of Valentine 4 GC  & 3 GGC. Sister-in-law: Mabel Eby of O’Neill, Nieces & Nephews.

Funeral service for Charles Russell Shald age 79 of Stuart December 27 at the Stuart Community Church with burial in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Stuart. He passed away December 21 at Parkside Manor in Stuart. Survivors include a son Duane Shald and wife Connie of Stuart. Daughters; Diane Thompson and husband David of Long Pine, Donna Shald of O’Neill and Debra Langan and husband Steve of Stuart. 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Sisters; Mildred Taylor of Camas, Washington, Lucy McDaniel of Lavista, Nebraska and Alma Sandall of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Funeral service for Wayne A. Krentz age 67 of Bassett December 26 at St Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett.  Burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away December 23 at Rock County Hospital in Bassett. Survivors include his wife: Rita Krentz of Bassett Daughters: Jodi Weander of Valentine, Kellie and husband, Doug Stanton of Bassett Sons: Scott Krentz and wife, Cindy of Stanton, Brian Krentz of Bassett 7 Grandchildren Brother: Bruce Krentz and wife, Marilyn of Wagner, South Dakota,  Sister: Carol Stellner of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Brother-in-law: Steve Coyle and wife, Bernie of Watertown, South Dakota , Sister-in-law: Sandy Hoftiezer and husband, Veryl of Watertown, South Dakota, Mother-in-law: Doris Coyle of Watertown, SD 

Funeral service for Gene Joseph Taylor age 88 of Long Pine December 19 at  Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery.  He passed away December 15 at Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. Survivors include special friend: MayDe Beel of Johnstown. Sister: Mary Kent of Ainsworth.    

Funeral service for Eva J. Woods age 87 of Ainsworth  December 15 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Ainsworth. Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away December 10 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. Survivors include a  son:  Terry Woods and wife, Kendra of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Daughter-in-law:  Carol Woods of Ainsworth, two grandchildren, cousins and other family members. 

Funeral service for Marian M. Appleman age 96 of Ainsworth December 14 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away December 8 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. Survivors include sons; John Appleman and wife Verna and Bob Appleman and wife Wilma all of Johnstown. Three daughters; Linda Black and husband Tom of West Point, Barb Petersen and husband Harry of Bassett and Wanda Major and husband Wayne, Jr. of Riverton, Wyoming. 14 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. A sister LaVerne Kreger of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Funeral service for Linda Sue Wilson age 59 of Valentine December 13, at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine. She passed away December 8 at Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln. Survivors include her husband James Wilson of Valentine. Daughters; Carrie Wilson of Port Richey, Florida, Dana Parker of Long Pine and Lacy Wilson of Valentine.

Funeral service for Mila E. Denny age 97 of Ainsworth December 12 at   Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the East Park Cemetery near Ainsworth.  Mila Denny passed away December 7 at Parkside Manor in Stuart. Survivors include sons: Don Denny and wife, Darlene of Ainsworth, Raymond Denny and wife, Lillian of Newport, and Garry Denny and wife, Naomi of Ainsworth. A daughter: Shirley and husband, Daniel Beasley of Lancaster, California. 14 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren and 18 Great Great Grandchildren. Sisters-in-law:  Erma Denny of Long Pine and Lela Denny of Pendleton, Oregon. Nieces & Nephews. 

Funeral service for Marguerite A. “Peggy” Akert age 82 of Ainsworth December 8  at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away December 5 at Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include a daughter: Becky Marsh of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. 2 Grandchildren Nieces and Nephews.   

Funeral service for Michael Damien Troshynski age 65 of Stuart November 7 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart with burial at Calvary Cemetery in O’Neill with military grave-side rites by the Stuart Legion Post. Mike Troshynski passed away Monday, December 3 at West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson. He is survived by a daughter; Jill Murphy and her husband Kevin of Stuart. Granddaughters; Haley and Abby Pacha of Marysville, Kansas. Step granddaughters; Rachel Thexton of Liberal, Kansas, Courtney, Dakota and Brandee Murphy of Stuart. Sisters; Leona Hershiser of O’Neill and Betty Minton and her husband Dick of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A brother; Jim Troshynski and wife Betti of Kenesaw, Nebraska, plus nieces and nephews.

Graveside service for Guy Edward Simons, Jr age 79 of Chadron December 6 at Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away December 1 at Chadron Community Hospital. Survivors include sons: Wayne Simons of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gary Simons of Arkansas, Mark Simons and wife, Louise of Hayward, Wisconsin and Guy E. Simons, III of Bahrain, Iraq. 6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Sisters: Helen Townsend of Bassett and Joanne and husband, Corky Greenough of Lusk, Wyoming. Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral service for Corporal Wayne Donald Schearer age 21 of Naval Air Station JRB Fort Worth, Texas (formerly of Stuart, Nebraska) December 6 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart with burial in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. He died as a result of a motorcycle accident Thursday, November 29 at Keller, Texas. Survivors include wife Elecia Shearer of Fort Worth, Texas. His parents; Rick and Terri Schearer of Stuart. Brothers; James Shearer and wife Clarissa of Plattsmouth, Tony Schearer and wife Amber of Ruther Glen, Virginia and Lyle Shearer of Lincoln. Grandparents; Don and Pat Bouska of Stuart and Lil Shearer of Stuart.

Funeral service for a former Ainsworth-Long Pine area resident Mabel Marvin age 98 of Gettsburg, South Dakota December 3 at the United Methodist Church in Gettysburg. Grave side service December 4 at the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away December 9. Survivors include her children: Kenneth Marvin and wife Connie of Central Point, Oregon, Larry Marvin of Fremont, Ernest Marvin of Bassett, Hazel and husband Duane Langer of Gettysburg, LaRayne and husband Douglas Halligan of Ord, Dorothy Fredrickson of Hobbs, New Mexico, Darlene and husband Don Denny of Ainsworth and Clara Hansen of Ainsworth. 20 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. Two sisters: Elsie Smith and Ruth Baker both of Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Cleo Terwilliger, age 67, of Sutherland, formerly of Dunning December 3 at the Open Bible Church in Dunning.  Burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Survivors in this area include Mr. And Mrs. Bob Cox of Purdum, Mr. And Mrs. Kenneth Giles of Elsmere and Mr. And Mrs. Myron Nilson of Springview.   

Funeral service for Wanda Lucille Klitz age 79 of Long Pine December 3 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away November 29 at Rock County Hospital in Bassett. Survivors include sons: Jim Carley and wife, Nancy of Long Pine and Mike Carley of Wisner. A daughter: Sandy Disney and husband, Jim of Red Cloud. 10 Grandchildren & 18 Great Grandchildren. Sister: Donna Robinson of Edmond, Oklahoma. Nieces & Nephews. 

Funeral service for George R. Sullivan 75 of Norfolk November 30 at Trinity Episcopal Church.  Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Military Rites by the American Legion Post 16, VFW Winter/Munson Post 1644 and the Nebraska National Guard Honor Team. He died November 27 at Faith Regional Health Services. Known as "Sully" to friends, he often visited the Ainsworth area and was a long time property owner near Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Laverne L. Dye age 79 of Bassett  December 1 at the United Methodist Church in Bassett with burial in the Grandview Cemetery. He passed away November 26 at Rock County Hospital in Bassett. Survivors include a daughter: Kathy Corbin and husband, Rob of Casper, Wyoming. 2 Grandchildren. Sisters: Garnet Anderson and husband, Neil of Long Pine and Geraldine Anderson of Bassett. Nieces and Nephews. 

Funeral service for Dora Sidak age 87 of Emmet November 28 at First Christian Church in O'Neill with burial at Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery.  She passed away November 24 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Memorials may be made to the Golden Age Center. Survivors include her husband Louis of Emmet. Three sons; Dave Sidak and wife Peg, Dale Sidak and wife Kathy, Dean Sidak and wife Leanne all of Emmet. 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A borther Joe Frizzell of Bassett and a sister Ollie Provancha of Hartington.

Funeral service for Darlene J. King age 74 of Johnstown November 27 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial will be in the Ainsworth Cemetery She passed away November 21 at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine. Survivors include two sons:  Jack King and wife, Marsha of Johnstown and Kevin King and wife, Karen of Torrington, Wyoming. 3 Daughters:  Sherian Moore and husband, Dennis of Douglass, Kansas, Fawna Linney and husband, Clifford of Ainsworth and Lorna Eisele of Elwood, Nebraska. 23 GC  & 11 GGC. Sisters: Mick Fisher of Halsey and Judy Crist of Bassett. Nieces & Nephews. 

Funeral service for Elaine Martel age 70 of Kearney November 20 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney with burial at German Valley Cemetery north of Brewster. She passed away November 16 at the home of her daughter in Callaway. Survivors include a sister Esther Zeigler of Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Ramona J. Kamas age 79 of Ainsworth November 19 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away November 15 at her home in Ainsworth. Survivors include her husband: George Kamas of Ainsworth. Sons: Jim Kamas and wife, Donna of Louisville, Kentucky and Dan Kamas of San Francisco, California. 3 Grandchildren. Sister: Delores Stec of Ainsworth.  Nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.   

Funeral service for Clarence C. Lewis age 76 of Long Pine November 17 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away November 13 at Nebraska Veteran’s Hospital in Grand Island. Survivors include his wife: Virginia Lewis of Long Pine. Son: Barry Lewis and wife, Cindy of Bassett. 3 Grandchildren and  4 Great Grandchildren. Brothers: Marvin Lewis of Bassett and Lyle Lewis and wife, Marsha of Montpelier, Idaho. Sisters: Lola Stalcup of Lead, South Dakota, Bonnie and husband, John Thill of Timber Lake, South Dakota and Velda Vee Smith of Grand Island. Nieces and nephews.    

Funeral service for Augusta Georgia Mizner age 90 of Ainsworth November 13 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery.  She passed away November 10 at Ainsworth Care Center in Ainsworth. Survivors include sons: Edwin Mizner and special friend, Leona Bukowski of Kearney, George Mizner and wife, Gwen of Springview Earl Mizner and wife, Jo of Kearney, David Mizner and wife, Jana of Vernal, Utah and  Michael Mizner and wife, Marsha of Russell, Kansas. Daughters:  Phyllis and husband, Maurice Boller of North Platte Shirley and husband, Glenn McDonald of Grandview, Missouri, Ella Mae DeWeese and special friend, Tom McCoy of Kearney Arvilla and husband, Melvin Self of Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee and Cynthia and husband, Larry Hissong of Ainsworth. 36 Grandchildren and 38 Great Grandchildren. Sister: Ollie Rosenbaum of Blair. Nieces, Nephews & Other Family Members.  

Funeral service for Ione E. Bruveleit age 82 of Ainsworth November 6 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away November 3 at the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include a sister: Vivien Johnson of Ainsworth. Sister-in-law:  Lois Royston of Payette, Idaho. Along with nieces, nephews and cousins including locally Irene Schelm of Ainsworth. 

Funeral service for Gerald Painter age 86 of Ainsworth November 2 at the Church of the Nazarene in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away October 27 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.  Survivors include his wife Mildred Painter of Ainsworth. Children: Marlon Painter of Schererville, Indiana, Larry (Roberta) Painter of Springview, Donnie (Marcia) Painter of Bassett, Donita Painter of Ainsworth, and Roger (Janet) Painter of Ainsworth. Siblings: Oliver (Shirley) Painter of Rapid City, South Dakota, Elton Painter of Ainsworth, Shirley (Bus) Swan of Springview and Velma (Vernon) Oatman of Broken Bow.

Funeral service for Vernal Glynn age 85 of Valentine October 29 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Bonesteel, South Dakota with burial in the Rosebud Cemetery at Bonesteel.

Funeral service for Harry David Guilfoil age 78 of Long Pine October 27 at the United Methodist Church in Long Pine.  Burial in the Grandview Cemetery. He passed away October 24 at Parkside Manor in Stuart.

Memorial services for M. Louise Gerhold age 88 of Ainsworth October 26 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away October 22 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.          

A memorial service for Arnold A. Wright age 92 of Ainsworth will be held in the summer of 2008 in Mullen with burial in the Cedar View Cemetery at Mullen. He passed away October 21 at Ainsworth Care Center.

Funeral service for Billy (Bill) Leroy Farr age 78 of Atkinson October 23 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Atkinson with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Atkinson. He passed away October 20 at Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson. He was born at Newport and was a retired Atkinson Police Chief.

A memorial service for Pamela Jene Peacock, age 51, of Long Pine October 18 at the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. She passed away October 15 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Funeral service for Ray Bacon, age 76, of Valentine October 12 at the Methodist Church in Valentine. He passed away at his home October 2. 

PFC Christopher Franklin Pfeifer age 21 of Spalding died Sept. 25, at Brook Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, from wounds received in combat on Aug. 17 during Operation Enduring Freedom. Services held Oct. 10 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spalding. Military burial in St. Michael's Cemetery in Spalding.

Funeral service for Keith Bartos, age 54, of Verdigre October 10 at Faith Community Church in O'Neill with burial in the Dorsey Cemetery. He passed away October 6 at Avera St. anthony's Hospital in O'Neill. 

Funeral service for Louie Malone, age 81, of Valentine October 9 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. He passed away October 3 at the Winner Hospital.   

Funeral service for Florence Krieger age 90 of Atkinson October 8 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Atkinson with burial in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Atkinson. She passed away October 3 at Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson.

Funeral service for Victor Allen Jensen age 84 of Springview October 6 at United Methodist Church in Springview with burial in the Mt Hope Cemetery in Springview. He passed away October 1 at the VA Medical Center in Grand Island.      

Graveside service for Harriet E. Hulshizer age 89 of Ainsworth  October 4 at Grandview Cemetery in Long Pine. She passed away September 28 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.   

Memorial service for Dana Lee Coutts age 46 of Ainsworth  October 1 at  Congregational Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away September 24 at his home in Ainsworth.  

Funeral service for Alfred Gene Reiman age 74 of Ainsworth  September 29  at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial  in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away September 26 at the Nebraska Veteran’s Home in Grand Island.         

Memorial service for Mary Lu Law age 68 of Bassett September 29 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett.  She passed away September 25 at her home in Bassett. 

Funeral service for Evelyn Baker age 86 of Gregory, South Dakota, formerly of Colome, September 25 at the Methodist Church in Colome with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery at Mills, Nebraska.

Funeral service for Roy W. Van Winkle age 73 of Ainsworth September 25 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth. Burial will be in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away September 21 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.   

Funeral service for Ronald E. Eaton age 54 of Waco, Nebraska September 28 in Seneca, Nebraska. He passed away September 19 at his home in Waco.

Graveside service for Donald W. Gade age 83 of Bassett September 21 at the Seward, Nebraska Cemetery. He passed away September 17.

Funeral service for Darrell Cosgrove age 61 of York, fomerly of Bassett, September 20 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in York. A 1963 graduate of Rock County High School, he passed away September 17 at his home.

Funeral service for Helen Marie Stout age 77 of Burwell September 20 at the Burwell Baptist Church with burial in the Rose Cemetery. She passed away September 17 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.

Funeral service for Arleen D. Chaney age 84 of Long Pine September 19 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. She passed away September 14 at her daughter’s home at Atkinson.   

Memorial service for Gerald Bussinger age 63 of Alliance, formerly of Bassett, September 18 at Bates-Gould Funeral Home in Alliance. He passed away September 14 at his home in Alliance. A graveside service September 22 at the Bassett Cemetery. 

Memorial service for Shirley Marie Skinner age 98 of Ainsworth September 17 at the Congregational United Christ Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away July 5 at Ainsworth Care Center in Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Betty J. Richardson age 83 of Ainsworth September 12 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away September 7 at Golden Living Center in Sargent.  

Memorial service for Marlin "Bud" Christensen age 87 of Ainsworth September 11 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away September 7 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.        

Graveside service for Lois Virginia Appelt age 84 of Ainsworth September 7 at the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springview.  She passed away September 1 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.   

Funeral service for Helen B. Schenk age 88 of Ainsworth  September 4 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away August 29 at her home in Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Harriett Cozad age 83 of Valentine September 1 at the Wood Lake Union Church with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Wood Lake. She passed away August 30 at Pine View Good Samaritan Center in Valentine.

Funeral service for Vicki Mundorf, age 52 of Springview  August 31 at the New Hope Community Church in Springview.  Burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. She passed away August 24 in Lincoln. 

Funeral service for Kim Wescott, age 49, of Valentine August 25 at the United Methodist Church in Valentine.  Burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. She passed away August 22 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.  

Graveside service for Melvin Micheel age 89 of rural Martin, South Dakota August 23 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Wood Lake. He passed away August 18 at Bennett County Hospital in Martin.

Memorial service for Teresa Scott age 53 of Valentine August 21 at Holmes Funeral Chapel in Valentine. She passed away August 3 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Linda Lou Lange age 59 of Atkinson August 20 at Word of Life Assembly of God Church in O'Neill with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Atkinson. She died August 15 in Harvey County, Kansas.

Funeral service for Delphine Schmitz August 20 in Hutcheson, Kansas.

Funeral service for Goldie R. Davis age 98 of Ainsworth  August 15 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away August 9 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.      

Funeral service for Howard S. Carr age 83 of Springview August 14 at the United Methodist Church in Springview.  Burial in the Mt Hope Cemetery in Springview. He passed away August 10 at Parkside Manor in Stuart.      

Funeral service for Duane Burger, age 83, of Ainsworth August 10 at United Methodist Church in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery.  He passed away August 7 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.   

Funeral service for Nellie Davison age 93 of Ainsworth August 4 at Congregational United Church of Christ in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away July 30 at Ainsworth Care Center.    

Funeral service for Regina Gilg age 78 of Bassett August 4 at St Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth. Burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away July 30 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.    

Funeral service for Doris E. McClintock age 86 of Huron, South Dakota, formerly of Ainsworth August 2 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery.  She passed away July 30 at Huron Regional Medical Center in Huron, South Dakota.      

Memorial service for Sgt. Jacob Schmuecker age 27 of Norfolk July 31 at the Atkinson Community Center. He was killed July 21 in Balad, Iraq when his humvee was hit by a roadside bomb. He is the son of Rod and Patty Schmuecker. West Holt High School Class of 1999 has created a memorial scholarship fund in his name. 

Funeral service for Glen DeWeese age 82 of Nampa, Idaho July 30 at the Nampa Funeral Home. He passed away July 23 at this home.  He was a 1943 graduate of Rock County High School.

Memorial Graveside Service for Sue Kyner O’Neill age 75 of Mesa, Arizona  July 28 at the Grandview Cemetery in Long Pine. She passed away April 29, 2007 at Tempe, Arizona.

Memorial Service for Mary Linda Arnholt age 55 of Yuma, Arizona July 27 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett.  Interment at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mary Arnholt passed away July 1, 2007 in Yuma, Arizona. Funeral service for Irene L. Nolles age 81 of Bassett July 27 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away July 23 at the West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marianne Beel age 78 of Valentine July 21 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine. She passed away July 17 at Pine View Good Samaritan Center in Valentine.

Funeral service for Mildred A. Horton age 100 of  the Winner Nursing Home, formerly of Springview July 19 at the United Methodist Church in Springview.   Burial in the Union Cemetery near Springview.  She passed away July 13 at Avera Gregory South Dakota Health Care Center.      

Funeral service for Dr. Alan Clark Brewster age 68 of Stuart July 18, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart with burial in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. He passed away July 14 at Parkside Manor in Stuart.

Funeral service for James F. Spann age 67 of Bassett July 16 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett.  Burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away July 12 at West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson.       

Funeral service for Betty Ferguson Karns age 83 of Martin, South Dakota July 13 at the Presbyterian Church in Martin with burial in the Martin Cemetery. Funeral service for former Ainsworth resident Vernon C. Omer age 77 of Norfolk July 11 at Palmer Funeral Home in Fullerton, Nebraska with burial in the Fullerton Cemetery. He passed away July 6 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Vern Omer joined the Nebraska State Patrol in 1955 and was stationed in Valentine, Ainsworth, Norfolk and Lincoln. He retired in 1985.

Funeral service for Ethel W. Miller age 92 of Brewster July 10 at the Brewster gym with burial in the Brewster Cemetery. She passed away July 4 at her home.

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Shirley Marie Skinner age 98 of Ainsworth.  She passed away July 5 at Ainsworth Care Center.

Funeral service for Esther N. (Childs) Nelson age 55 of Kearney July 7 at Westmark Evangelical Free Church in Kearney. Burial at the Ainsworth Cemetery followed by a  reception for family and  friends at the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church. She passed away July 2 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.  Esther was a graduate of Ainsworth High School.

Funeral service for Ralph W. Lehnert age 84 of Bloomfield, Nebraska July 6 at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield with burial in the Bloomfield Cemetery. He passed away  July 1 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Funeral service for Beryl Hamilton age 87 of Ainsworth July 6 at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in East Woodlawn Cemetery at Johnstown. She passed away June 30 at the Ainsworth Care Center.

Funeral service for Betty J. Shelton age 50 of Ainsworth June 30 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery at Mills, Nebraska. She passed away June 26 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

Grave-side memorial service for Rex Grube age 83 of Bassett June 29 at Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery in Bassett. He passed away June 25 at Rock County Hospital in Bassett.         

Funeral service for Edna Dillon, age 68, of Springview  June 28 at New Hope Community Church in Springview.  Buriel in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Springview. She passed away June 22 at her home in Springview.   

Funeral service for Walter Francis Ries Sr. of Atkinson June 28 at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Atkinson.  Buriel will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.  He passed away June 24, at the Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson.  Graveside services for Selma G. Jewell, age 92, of Ainsworth June 27 at the Grandview Cemetery in Long Pine. She passed away June 24 at the Ainsworth Care Center

Funeral service for Lyle W. Anderson age 89 of Ainsworth June 25 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial at the Kent Cemetery east of Taylor. Funeral service June 23 at Valentine High School for Army Spc. Josiah W. Hollopeter age 27 of Valentine. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Wood Lake. He was killed June 14 in Iraq.

A memorial service for Greg Reinhardt age 59 of Sparks June 23 at the Sparks Community Church. He passed away at his home June 19. 

Graveside services for Dean H. Fernau age 81 of American Falls, Idaho will be held on June 21 at East Woodlawn Cemetery in Johnstown. He passed away June 14 at his home in American Falls, Idaho.

A grave side service June 21 at the Ainsworth Cemetery for McDonald Bennett "Don" Kinkead age 87. He died April 27 at Walla Walla, Washington. Survivors include a brother-in-law Russ Crawford of Ainsworth.

A memorial service for David "Dave" Laird age 50 of Ainsworth June 19 at the Common Ground in Ainsworth. He  passed away June 14 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. Services  June 21 in Livermore, California.

Funeral service for Larry Lee Hollenbeck age 64 of Ainsworth June 19 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth. Burial in Grandview Cemetery  at Long Pine. He passed away June 14 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

Funeral services for Curtis (Cork) Young age 78 of Valentine June 19 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. He passed away June 15 in Lincoln

Services were held June 12 for Louise Elizabeth Peterson of Tucson, Arizona. Burial June 13 at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. She was born June 12, 1934 at Norden.

Memorial service for Barbara Jochem Mahrt June 10 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth. She passed away October 27, 2006 in Flower Mound, Texas.

Graveside service for Rodney Lee Carlson age 51 of Omaha, formerly of Bassett June 8 at Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery.   He  passed away at his home in Omaha.      

Funeral service for Edward R. “Eddie” Burke age 94 of Ainsworth June 5 at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the German Valley Cemetery near Brewster. He passed away June 1 at the Ainsworth Care Center.

A memorial service June 6 at Zion Lutheran Church in Loveland, Colorado for former Ainsworth resident Dale E. Osborn age 69. He passed away June 3 at his home in Loveland.

Graveside services and inurnment for Blanche E. Burger, 90, of Lincoln, June 9 at the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away January 22 in Lincoln

Services are pending for Monte DeWeese of Kearney. He passed away May 29. Survivors include his father Lonnie DeWeese of Kearney. His mother Ellie Mizner of Kearney. Aunt and uncle Mim and Clint Davis of Bassett

Funeral service for Wilma Jean Mengers age 94 of Bassett June 2 at the United Methodist Church in Bassett.  Burial in the Duff Cemetery near Rose.She passed away May 27 at Rock County Long Term Care in Bassett.

Funeral service for Richard Harold Gable age 74 of Long Pine May 25 at United Methodist Church in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Grandview Cemetery in Long Pine. He passed away May 19 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Father Delmer C. Dorsey age 81 of Stuart, formerly of Bassett, May 25 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett. Burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery in Bassett. He passed away  May 16 at his home in Stuart.

Memorial service for Glen Virgil Conner age 92 of Kearney May 19 at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington. A private Inurnment was held prior to the memorial service at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington. He passed away Saturday, May 12 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Graveside memorial service for Elizabeth Mae (Betty) Kurzenberger of Springview May 14 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Springview. She passed away December 25, 2006 at the Gregory, South Dakota Hospital. Family memorial services were held January 1.

Funeral service for Marie Jorgensen age 95 of Ainsworth May 14 at United Methodist Church in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Mt Hope Cemetery in Springview. She passed away May 9 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.  

Funeral service for former Bassett resident, Duane Slattery age 65, of Ogema, Wisconsin May 12 in Ogema.  He passed away May 7 in Wausa, Wisconsin

Graveside memorial for Ruth Marie Lear age 86 of Stuart May 11 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Springview. She passed away November 10, 2006 at Parkside Manor in Stuart.

Funeral service for Pearl Fullerton age 93 of Valentine May 9 at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery at Valentine. She passed away May 6 at Country Side Care in Gordon.

Graveside service for Viva Deane Fernau age 77 of American Falls, Idaho May 9 at East Woodlawn Cemetery in Johnstown. She passed away May 4 at her home in American Falls, Idaho.

Funeral service for Scott Kevin Newton age 44 of Valentine  May 5 at Holmes Funeral Chapel in Valentine with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. He passed away April 27. 

Funeral service for Merle Paxson age 82 of Valentine May 4 at the Methodist Church in Valentine with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine.  He passed away May 1 at Cherry County Hospital in Valentine.

Funeral service for Eugene Whipple age 71 of Brady May 4 at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg with burial at Rosehill Cemetery in Callaway. He passed away April 29.

Funeral service for Harold L. McGuire age 66 of Valentine April 30 with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away April 26 at his home in Valentine.

Funeral service for Luella V. Marshall age 84 of Mt. Vernon, Missouri April 30 at  Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away April 24 at Mount Vernon Residential Care Center in Mt Vernon. 

Funeral service for former Elsmere resident, Thelma Pfieffer of Burwell, April 27 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell. She passed away April 24. Survivors include her husband Larry and 4 children.

Visitation for Valentine businessman Larry Sharp age 64 April 23-24-25 at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine. He passed away April 19 at the Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado.

Memorial service for Julian Sandall age 86 of O'Neill April 24 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a grave-side service at Memorial Park Cemetery at Bassett with military rites conducted by the O'Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93. He passed away April 20 at the Golden Living Center in O'Neill.

Memorial Service for Esther Leona Skillman age 82 of Ainsworth April 23 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away April 17 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

Memorial service for Norma J. Thornburg age 71 of North Platte April 19, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte with burial in the North Platte Cemetery. She passed away April 16 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

Funeral service for Gladys Sparks age 94 of Stuart April 17 at United Methodist Church in Newport.  Burial in the Newport Cemetery. She passed away April 13 at Parkside Manor in Stuart.

A military service will be held at a later date in Nebraska for Frank J. Hanna age 86. He passed away April 13 at the VA Hospital in Tuscon, Arizona.

Graveside service for Betty Ruth Neeman age 80 of Bassett April 16 at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away April 13 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Funeral service for Marilyn D. Hayes age 62 of Ainsworth April 14 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth. A Private Family Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Bloomfield Cemetery. She passed away April 11 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Charles Harvey Baker age 86 of Newport April 14 at Valley Grove Community Church of Bassett. A grave-side service will be held April 17 at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Wichita, Kansas. Charles Baker passed away April 11 at West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson.

Funeral service for Bruce Voss age 50 of Hay Springs, Nebraska, formerly of Long Pine April 13 at Chamberlain Chapel in Hay Springs.  He died following a recent tractor accident. Survivors include his parents Jerry and Doris Voss of Long Pine, a brother Randy Voss of Long Pine and a sister Ellen Voss of Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Martha G. France age 100 of Gothenburg April 11 at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg with burial in the American Lutheran Cemetery. She passed away April 8. Martha France, the mother of Delores and her husband Ken Heuer of Ainsworth, also lived for some time at Cottonwood Villa in Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Garlen Anderson, age 84, formerly of Butte, April 7 at the Full Gospel Church in Butte with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. He died April 1 in Farmington, New Mexico. Cards may be sent to his wife, Ilene Anderson, at 1191 W. Murray Dr., Farmington, NM, 87401.

Memorial service for Margaret E. Sojka age 82, a former resident of the Bassett and Rose area,  April 5 at the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery

Funeral services will be held at a later date for Betty May Kerr age 75 of Oregon House, California. She passed away March 31. Relatives in this area include sisters Pauline Lehn of Long Pine, Daphine Clark and Josephine Prentice both of Springview and a brother Buck Carr of Springview.

Funeral services for Lois R. Imm age 93 of Ainsworth March 31at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away March 26. 

A grave side service for Elsie Keller March 30 at the Hyannis, Nebraska Cemetery.

Funeral service for Vivian Gipson age 94 of Ainsworth March 30 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Grandview Cemetery. She passed away March 26. 

Funeral service for Genon Hollenbeck age 89 of Winner, South Dakota March 28 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Winner with burial in the Winner Cemetery.

Graveside services for Dally Lou and Derby Jean Painter, infant twin daughters of Monty and Angie Painter of Springview March 25 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Springview.

Funeral service for Matilda Crane age 92 of Ainsworth  March 24 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in Ainsworth Cemetery.  She passed away March 21 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.      

Funeral service for Dick McNichols age 76 of O'Neill March 23 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill with burial in the O'Neill Cemetery. Military Grave side Rites conducted by the O'Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93. He passed away March 20 at Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson. Survivors include a son Kevin McNichols...a former teacher and coach at Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Hazel C. Connell age 80 of Newport March 17 at the Mills Community Church.  Burial in the Simpson Cemetery north of Newport. She passed away March 12 at the West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson. Funeral service for Dale Lewis age 80 of Springview March 17 at the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Springview Cemetery.

Funeral service for Natalie Marie Taylor 87 of Stuart March 17 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. She passed away March 14 at Parkside Manor in Stuart. 

Funeral service for Jean F. Dorsey age 81 of Stuart, formerly of Bassett March 17 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett. Burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away March 14 at the Parkside Manor in Stuart.     

Funeral service for Doris Sellin age 76 of Bassett March 16 at the United Methodist Church in Bassett.  Burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She  passed away March 12 at Rock County Hospital in Bassett.

Funeral service for Don Cochran age 79 of Valentine March 14 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Valentine . He passed away March 7 in Mesa, Arizona. Funeral service for Charles Miller age 98 of Valentine March 13 at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. He passed away March 8 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Stanley D. Fox age 84 of Sheldon, Iowa March 13 at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon with burial in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon. He passed away March 8 at the Northwest Iowa Health Center Senior Care. He is the father of Ann Mrs. Jim Hoch of Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Richard Mohanna of Cairo, Nebraska March 12 at the Cairo United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife Jean of Cairo. 

Funeral service for Paul A. Larsen, formerly of Springview March 12 at the Adam-Swanson Funeral Home in North Platte, Nebraska. Burial will be at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska

Funeral service for Frank Rufus Ammon age 90 of Newport March 9 at United Methodist Church in Newport. He passed away March 6 at Parkside Manor in Stuart.

Funeral service for Roena “Rani” M. Stech age 72 of Ainsworth March 6 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth.  Burial will be in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed March 2 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Funeral service for Wassyl “Wes” Passyka age 85 of Ainsworth March 2 at at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away February 27 at his residence in Ainsworth.    

Funeral service for former Ainsworth resident Velma Peck age 91 of Kearney February 20 at New Life Assembly of God Church in Kearney. She passed away February 13 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Funeral service for Minnie M. Jones age 104 of Ainsworth February 17  at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  She passed away February 14 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Dorothy E. "Dotty" Dubs age 75 of Ashby February 17 at the UCC Church in Ashby with burial in the Ashby Cemetery. She passed away February 12 at the Waverly Care Center.

Funeral service for former Springview resident Chester Wentworth age 74 of Wessington Springs, South Dakota February 15, at Lutheran Church in Wessington Springs with grave side service will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springview.  He passed away February 11 at his home.

Memorial service for Unadell "Fuzzy" Finley Smith age 89 of Stockton, California, February 14 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth. She passed away January 18.

Funeral services for Jeannie Holiday Dodds, age 85, of California February 14, at Huntington Beach, California. Jeannie Holiday Dodds passed away February 5 in California.

Funeral service for Everette E. Copes age 91 of Ainsworth  February 9 at the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. He passed away February 6 at Brown County Hospital.

Funeral service for former Ainsworth resident Vivian V. Einspahr age 81 of Salida, Colorado February 3 at the Salida Temple Baptist Church with interment at Fairview Cemetery. She passed away January 29 at Sangre De Cristo Hospice in Pueblo.

Memorial service for Orville L. Gustin age 80 of Ainsworth  February 1 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth.  Followup services and interment will be at a later date in Lander, Wyoming. He passed away January 28 at Rock County Hospital in Bassett.

Funeral service for Ethel "Claire" Anderson age 95 of Blair, Nebraska  February 1 at the Lutheran Church in Blair.

Memorial service for Otto “Pete” Bishop age 70 of Bassett January 31 at Loup County Public School in Taylor.  He passed away January 27 at Rock County Hospital in Basssett.

Memorial services for Douglas “Neal” Ratliff age 84 of Bassett January 31 at the United Methodist Church in Bassett.  A private internment will be held at a later date. He passed away January 22 at Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson.

Memorial service for former Long Pine and Bassett area resident, Bill Anderson of Chadron,  January 29 at Chamberlain Funeral Home in Chadron.

Funeral Service for Cecil Schaller, age 89, of Norfolk, January 23 at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield with burial in the Bloomfield City Cemetery. He passed away January 18 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Funeral service for Roxayn "Roxie" Bauer age 82 of Hildreth  January 22 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth with burial in the Hildreth Cemetery.  She passed away January 18 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was the mother of Dennis Bauer of Ainsworth.

Graveside service for Harold B. Stevens age 83 of Ainsworth  January 22 at Ainsworth Cemetery in Ainsworth. He passed away January 17 at Brown County Hospital.

Funeral service for Glen Emerson Williams age 92 of Chadron, formerly of Johnstown, January 20 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away January 16 at Crest View Care Center in Chadron.

Funeral service for Victor F. Bartlett age 67 of Bassett January 19 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the East Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away January 15 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Memorial Service for Dwight Halligan age 75 were held January 18 at the Valley of the Sun Funeral Home in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Services will also be held at a later date in Bassett with burial in Eau Clair, Wisconsin. He died January 13 at his home.

Funeral service for Clara Ellen Fuller age 91 of Stuart  January 16 at Stuart Community Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. She passed away January 11 at Parkside Manor in Stuart. 

Grave side service for Daisy Edwards, a long time resident of Brown County January 15 at Ainsworth East Cemetery. She passed away January 10 in Genoa, Nebraska.

Funeral services for Bernice E. Jones age 89 of Ainsworth January 12 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away January 9 at Ainsworth Care Center.    

* Funeral services are pending for Dennis Finley, age 86, of Tacoma, Washington.  He passed away January 8 following a lengthy illness. 

Memorial service for Richard Pojar age 87 of Ainsworth, formerly of Fremont, January 12 at First Lutheran Church in Fremont with burial in Memorial Cemetery at Fremont. He passed away January 5 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. 

Memorial service for Larmour Baxter age 68 of Gordon January 8 at the Gordon American Legion. Burial January 9 at East Woodlawn Cemetery in Johnstown. He passed away January 3 at his home. 

Wayne Leroy "Andy" Anderson, 77, of North Platte, a native of Bassett, died January 3 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. He was a longtime rancher in the Long Pine area.  Services January 6 at the First United Methodist Church in North Platte. Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery.