2008 Archives......

 * Funeral service for Alfred E. Crawford, 67, of Louisburg, Kansas December 23 at First Presbyterian Church of Olathe with burial at the Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. He passed away at his home December 18. He was born at Long Pine and graduated from Rock County High School in Bassett.

* Funeral service for Charles Schaller, 89, of Wayne, formerly of Long Pine, Stanton and Bloomfield areas in Nebraska December 30 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a graveside service in Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. He passed away December 23 at Premier Estates in Wayne.

* Funeral service for Doris Kay Jochem, 53, of Atkinson Dec. 27 at Faith Weslyan Church in Atkinson. Graveside service in the German Valley Cemetery north of Brewster. She passed away December 23 at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

* Funeral service for Fred Miles Body, 72, of Purdum December 26 at the Purdum United Church of Christ with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. He passed away December 21 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. 

* Funeral service for Loren Mercier, 71, of Grant, Nebraska December 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church north of Grant with burial in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. He passed away December 22 at Perkins County Hospital in Grant.  * Funeral service for William L. Gilbert infant son of Amber Ogden and Allen Gilbert December 23 at the Parkside Berean Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away December 18 at the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill.

* Graveside memorial service will be held at a later date for EllAnn M. Calif, 66, of Ainsworth. She died December 18 at Ainsworth Care Center.

* Services pending for former Ainsworth resident and businessman Hank Henning, 88, of Branson, Missouri. He passed away December 16.

* Memorial service for former Ainsworth resident Robert Dale Crawford, 46, Dec. 23, in the Congregational Church of Ainsworth. He died Oct. 22.

* Funeral service for Inez Summers, 80, of Ainsworth December 15 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth. Committal service and burial December 16 at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska. She passed away December 11 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ainsworth for Gary Didier, 50, of Columbus, Ohio. He passed away December 10. He was a 1976 graduate of Rock County High School in Bassett. Memorials may be sent to the family in his name.

* A private family graveside service for Mildred M. Shepperd, 84, of Springview December 13 at the Olive Branch Cemetery at Mills. She passed away December 6 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

* Funeral service for Fred Steppat, 95, of Gregory, South Dakota December 12 at St. John Lutheran Church in Gregory with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Gregory.

* Funeral service for Bonnie Arlene Giles, 83, of Ainsworth December 11 at Evangelical Free Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. She passed away December 6 at her home near Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Edryce Bell Rynearson, 91, of Ainsworth December 10 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery.  Dee Rynearson passed away December 6 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. 

* Funeral services for Marlene H. Hoch, 75, of Bassett December 6 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bassett with burial will be in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away December 2 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

* Funeral service for former area resident Ralph Hughes of Winner, South Dakota December 4 at the Winner United Methodist Church.

* Funeral service for Pat Poese, 78, of O'Neill December 3 at Faith Community Church in O'Neill with burial in the O'Neill Cemetery. She passed away December 1 at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill. Pat was a broadcast partner of KBRB Radio Station in Ainsworth as well as KBRX Radio Station in O'Neill.

* Memorial service for a former Ainsworth and Valentine police officer Jim Troxel, 34, of El Paso, Texas November 28 at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. He passed away at his his home November 22 following a lengthy illness. Burial will be at a later date.

* Funeral service for Kathryne Fellows, 88, of Gregory, South Dakota November 26 at the Mills Community Church with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery.

* Graveside service for former Springview resident Ivan Adell Chase, 86, of Winner November 25 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Springview. He passed away November 20.

* Funeral service for Irene Dixon, 88,of Springview November 22  at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away November 19 at her home near Springview.

* Funeral service for former Johnstown and Chadron resident Dale Roberts of Norfolk, 82, November 18 at the First Methodist Church in Norfolk and November 20 in Chadron. He passed away November 14 in Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Douglas Edward Kaup, 45, of Stuart November 17 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart with burial in St. Boniface Cemetery in Stuart. He passed away November 13 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

* Funeral service for Hazel A. Sawyer, 97, of Ainsworth November 15 at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed November 9 at the Ainsworth Care Center in Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Phyllis G. Sybrant, 87, of Bassett November 11 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bassett with burial in the Sybrant Cemetery. She passed away November 7 at the Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett.

* Funeral service for Francis Fletcher, 90, of Ravenna November 11 at the Ravenna Funeral Home with burial in the Austin Cemetery north of Rockville. He passed away November 6 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.  Francis was educated at Lakeland Sod High School in Brown County and later taught school in Brown and Rock County.

* Funeral service for Gerald Kulm, 68, of Stuart November 10 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Naper with burial in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.

* Funeral service for Mable Gorball, 91, November 7 at Valley Grove Community Church near Bassett. She passed away November 4 at Rock County Hospital.

* Funeral service for Helen M. Athey, 91, of Walthill, former resident of Elsmere/Ainsworth area, will be held at 10 am Wednesday, November 5 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial will be in the Purdum Cemetery. She passed away Saturday, November 1 at the Pender Nebraska Community Hospital.

* Funeral service for Jacob Clifford Elger, 18, of Stuart October 30 at the Stuart Community Church with buriel will be in the Stuart Community Cemetery.  He passed away October 26 at Children’s Hospital in Omaha. 

* Funeral service for Eleanor Jane Gibbs, 78,  will be held at a later date in Ainsworth. She passed away October 23 at the Monclair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Omaha, Nebraska. 

* Funeral service for a former Ainsworth-Springview area resident Carl Painter, 77, of Rupert, Idaho October 24 in Rupert.

* Funeral service for Burton Dale Porter, 62,  of Lexington October 22 at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with burial at the Rose Hill Cemetery near Bassett. He passed away October 19 at Cozad.

* Funeral service for Norman Lower, 55, of Valentine October 20 at the United Methodist Church in Valentine with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery at Valentine. He passed away October 15 in Valentine.

* Funeral service for Derald Moore, 86,  of Ainsworth October 15 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away October 8 at his home.

* Funeral service for Esther Cook, 88, of Mills October 13 at the Mills Community Church with burial at Olive Branch Cemetery at Mills.

* Funeral service for Mildred Brenneman, 96, of Ainsworth October 7 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away October 2 at the Rock County Long Term Care in Bassett.  

* Celebration of Life Service for K.M. Davis, 68, of Bassett October 4 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett.  Placement of cremains will be held at a later date. He passed away September 30 at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett.

* Services for Eugene Kirsch, 81, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, formerly of the Burton, Nebraska area, October 4 at Kotrba Funeral Home in Gregory, South Dakota. Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springview.

* Funeral service for Blake Mara October 2 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He is the son of Meg Pennington Mara (a 1982 graduate of Ainsworth High School) and her husband Mike.

* Memorial service for Marvin B. Dean, 75, of Bassett September 25 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett.  Inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away September 20 at the Veteran’s Home in Grand Island Nebraska.

* Memorial Mass for Bernice L. Turgeon, 80, of Butte  September 22 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Butte. Inurnment will at the Graceland Cemetery in Burk, South Dakota. Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of Arrangements. She died September 18 at the Butte Healthcare Center.

* Funeral service for David Brokofsky, 33,  September 18 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Lincoln. He passed away September 13 from a sudden illness while on vacation with his parents to Louisville, Kentucky. He was a 1964 graduate of Ainsworth High School.

* Funeral service for Harry A. Babcock Sr., 100, of Ainsworth September 17 at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery in Long Pine. He passed away September 13 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth. 

* Graveside memorial service for Robert L. Baxter, 90,  of Ainsworth September 15 with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away September 8 at Brown County Hospital.  

* Funeral service for Artice Newton Wentworth, 92, of Bassett  September 13 at the Valley Grove Community Chapel near Bassett with burial in Mt Hope Cemetery in Springview. He passed away September 9 at the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. 

* An informal gathering of family and friends for former Bassett resident Merlin Helm, 66, of Ogallala September 13 at the Bassett Fire Hall.  He passed away August 17 at the Northern Colorado Long-Term Acute Hospital in Johnstown, Colorado.

* Graveside memorial service for Minnie Burchell, 97,  of Ainsworth September 13 at the Ainsworth Cemetery.  She passed away September 6 at the Ainsworth Care Center.

* Funeral service for Andrew V. Bassett, 87, of Ainsworth September 10 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away September 6 at the Ainsworth Care Center

* Funeral service for Marge Catherine Mathis, 83, of Atkinson September 6 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Atkinson with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. She passed away September 2 at Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson.

* Memorial service for Richard Francis "Doc" Dougherty, 84, of Ainsworth September 6 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth.  Inurnment in the East Park Cemetery near Ainsworth. He passed away August 29 at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett. 

* Funeral service for Jane Peterson, 90, of Bassett September 4 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away August 30 at her home in Bassett.

* Memorial services for Velma A. Williams, 92, of Lincoln, a former Ainsworth resident, September 2 at Roper and Sons Chapel in Lincoln. Memorial Service at the Ainsworth Methodist Church September 4. She passed away August 29 at her home in the Gateway Senior Living Care Center in Lincoln.

* Funeral service Harold Herman Lemp, 76, of Columbus, Nebraska August 30 at the Gass Haney Funeral Home, Columbus.  He passed away August 27.  Interment in the Gruetli Cemetery, Duncan, Nebraska .

* Memorial service for Larry D. “Tony” Arrowsmith, 70, of Mills, Nebraska August 30 at the Rock County High School Gymnasium in Bassett.  Inurnment will be in the Newport Cemetery. He passed away August 25 at Avera Gregory Healthcare Services in Gregory, South Dakota.

* Funeral service for Ralph D. Johnson, 77, of Ainsworth August 26 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away August 22 at Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

* Graveside service was held August 23 in Parker, Arizona for former Ainsworth resident Jack Nelson of Bouse, Arizona. He was a 1951 graduate of Ainsworth High School.

* Graveside service for Louise Thomas, 85, of Bassett August 15 at the Thurman Cemetery south of Bassett.  She passed away August 12 at her home in Bassett.   

* Funeral service for Dorthory Reed Bailey, 82,  August 8 at Glen Abbe Chapel of the Roses in Bonita, California. She passed away July 30 at Chula Vista, California. She was the daughter of former Ainsworth residents Joe and Josephine Reed. She was a graduate of Ainsworth High School.

* Graveside service for Nyle Chester Searby, 72, of Paragould, ArkansasAugust 5 at the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Valentine. He passed away July 31 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  

* Funeral service for Milton A. Richstein, 89, of Ainsworth July 30 at the Evangelical Free Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away July 26 at Oshkosh, Nebraska.

* Funeral service for former Ainsworth resident Pauline C. (Einspahr) Fernau, 85, of Broken Bow July 28 at 2 pm at the United Methodist Church in Arcadia with burial at the Arcadia Cemtery. She passed away July 22 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.

* Funeral service for Max D. Showalter, 75, of Long Pine July 28 at the Evangelical Free Church in Ainsworth with burial will be in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away July 24 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.  

* Memorial service for Jan Marie Forgey, 49, of Las Vegas, Nevada formerly of the Colome and Dallas South Dakota July 26 at the First Christian Church in Winner. She passed away June 5 in Las Vegas. 

* Funeral service for Clifford L. “Robby” Robinson, 84, of Bassett July 24 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery.  He passed away July 21 at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett. 

* Funeral service for Marie Deterding, 90, of North Platte July 22 at St. John's Catholic Church in Stapleton with burial in the Arnold Cemetery. She passed away July 19 in Gothenburg.

* Funeral service for Jeanne M. Bartak, 52, of Ainsworth July 16 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away July 12 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.    

* Funeral service for Dean Talbot, 69, of Loveland, Colorado formerly of Ainsworth, July 12 at Viegup Funeral Home in Loveland. He passed away July 8 in Loveland. Dean was a long time teacher and coach at Ainsworth High School. * Funeral service for Dolores Mary Keating, 79, of Atkinson July 9 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atkinson with burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. She passed away July 6 at Good Samaritan Center in Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Giles Simons, 69, of Bellevue, Nebraska July 9 in Bellevue. He passed away July 5 in Bellevue.

* Funeral service for Naomi A. Johnston, 78, of Brewster July 8 at the Brewster Community Hall with burial in the Brewster Cemetery.  

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Fred Osborn, 73, of Aurora, Colorado formerly of Ainsworth. He passed away July 4 in Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Louise Johnson Martin, 91, of Dalton, Nebraska July 3 at the Presbyterian Church in Dalton with burial in the Dalton Cemetery. She passed away June 30 in Omaha.

* Funeral service for Frederick George Crowe, 85, of Wood Lake July 3 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine with burial in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Valentine. He passed away June 28 at his home in Wood Lake.

* Funeral service for Steve Wenger, 64, of Mills, Nebraska July 2 at St. John Lutheran Church in Gregory, South Dakota with burial at Olive Branch Cemetery at Mills. 

* Funeral service for Gene Shipley, 86, of Valentine June 26 at Zion Lutheran Church in Valentine with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. He passed away June 21 at Cherry County Hospital in Valentine.   

* Memorial service for Marcia (Witt) Robins, 64, of Gordon June 24 at Chamberlain-Pier Chapel in Gordon. She passed away June 20 at Gordon Memorial Hospital. 

* Memorial service for Maemi K. “Nancy” Andersen, 72, of Ainsworth June 23 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth. Inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away June 16 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

* Graveside service for former Springview resident Jack Billings, 83, of Lingel, Wyoming June 21 at Olive Branch Cemetery at Mills.

* Graveside service for Judge August F. Schuman, 69, of Bassett June 21 at the Old Settler's Cemetery northeast of Anoka, Nebraska. He passed away June 17 at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett. 

* Memorial service for Arnold A. Wright, 92, formerly of Mullen June 21 at the United Methodist Church in Mullen. Inurnment with Military Honors will be held at Cedarview Cemetery at Mullen. 

* Funeral Services for Mary Harmacek, 100, of Gregory, South Dakota June 20 at the Kingdom Hall in Gregory.  Burial  in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Gregory.

* Funeral service for Ida M. Jennings, 91, of Broken Bow June 19 at the United Church of Christ in Purdum with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. 

* Funeral service for George Shelbourn, 88, of Valentine June 18 at United Methodist Church in Valentine with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. He passed away June 13 at Cherry County Hospital in Valentine.

* Funeral service for Clara B. Gurnsey, 97, of Bassett June 18 at the Valley Grave Chapel near Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away June 12 at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett.  

* Funeral service for Connie Jane Knuth, 63, of Ainsworth June 16 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Ainsworth with burial in the East Park Cemetery near Ainsworth. She passed away June 12 at her home near Ainsworth.

* Funeral services for Lynda Louise “Beanie” Hollenbeck, 60, of Ainsworth June 12 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery in Long Pine. She passed away June 8 at her home in Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Irma Grantzinger, 92, of Broken Bow June 11 at Govier Bros. Chapel in Broken Bow with burial in the Merna Cemetery.

* Memorial service for Gladys E. Swanson, 100, of Bassett June 10 at the United Methodist Church in Bassett. Inurnment in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. She passed away January 27 at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett.

* Funeral service for Barbara J. “Bobbi” Hollenbeck, 75, of Long Pine June 3 at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. She passed away May 31 at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett.

* Funeral service for Opal Joyce (Gorsuch) Hubert62, of Torrington, Wyoming June 2 at the Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington. She passed away May 24. 

* Funeral service for former Bassett resident Eulah J. Zahl Adkinson, 93, May 24 at United Methodist Church in Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away May 21 at the McCook, Nebraska Community Hospital. 

* Graveside service for Ralph Vernon Morgan Jr., 74, of Longmont, Colorado May 24 at the Ainsworth Evangelical Free. He passsed away March 16 at his home.

* Funeral service for William John Schorn, 79, of Stuart May 24 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart. Burial with military rites by the Stuart American Legion will be held at at St. Boniface Cemetery. He passed away May 20 at West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Richard Vakiner, 84, of Gregory, South Dakota May 23 at the United Methodist Church in Gregory with burial in the IOOF Cemetery at Gregory. Kotrba Funeral Home.

* Funeral service for Laurel Virginia Crowe, 89, of Wood Lake May 22 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Valentine. She passed away May 17 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Lee Allen Ross, 100, of Springview May 21 at the United Methodist Church in Springview with burial in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springview. He passed away May 17 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

* Funeral service fopr Rex Miller, 82, of Brewster May 20 at the Brewster Auditorium with burial in the Brewster Cemetery. He passed away May 16 at Victoria Gardens Nursing Home in Bellevue, Nebraska.

* Funeral service for former Valentine resident Donald E. Schaefer, 86, of North Platte May 20 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte with burial in Fort McPherson Cemetery near Maxwell. He passed away May 15 at Linden Court in North Platte.

* Funeral service for Margaret Kidd Haun, 97, of Ainsworth May 19 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth. Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away May 14 in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

* Graveside memorial service for Freda May Thiede, 78, of Springview May 17 at Mt. Hope Cemetery at Springview. She passed away February 27 at the Rock County Long Term Care Unit in Bassett.

* Memorial service for Laura M. Hughes Jones, 91, of Spokane, Washington, formerly of Ainsworth  May 16 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Ainsworth. She passed away February 21. 

* Funeral service for Amelia Kaup, 92, of Stuart May 16 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart with burial in St. Boniface Cemetery. She passed away May 12 at Parkside Manor in Stuart.

* Services are pending for former Long Pine resident Doran Anderson, 78, of Bird City, Kansas. He was a former owner of Anderson’s Market in Long Pine.

* Funeral service for Elmer D. Christensen, 86, of Newport May 14 at the Newport Gym. Burial in the Willowdale Cemetery northwest of Newport.  He passed away May 10 at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett.

* Funeral services will be held in Milaca, Minnesota for a former Rock County resident, Alfred Lee Anderson, age 86. "Bub" Anderson passed away May 8 at Milaca. 

* Funeral service for Troy G. Anderson, 42, of Kearney and formerly of Butte May 10 at New Life Assembly in Kearney. Interment at the Kearney Cemetery. He passed away May 7 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

* Funeral service for a former Sparks area resident John Peterson, 92, of Valentine May 9 at the United Methodist Church in Valentine with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery. He passed away May 5 at Pine View Good Samaritan Center in Valentine.

* Funeral service for former Bassett/Long Pine area resident, Donna E. Foxworthy, 75, of Grand Island, Nebraska  May 9 at the United Methodist Church in Bassett. Burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away May 6 at her home in Grand Island.   

* Funeral service for Melvin Newtson, 89, of North Platte May 9 at the First United Methodist Church in North Platte with burial at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens in North Platte. He passed away May 4 at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala.

* Funeral service for Fred Swett, 70, of Ainsworth May 6 at the Assembly of God Church in Ainsworth with burial at the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away May 2 at his home south of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Earl E. Clark, 88, of Ainsworth May 5 at the Brown County Ag Society Hall in Johnstown. Burial in the East Woodlawn Cemetery at Johnstown. He passed away May 1 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

* Mass of Christian Burial for Duffy Arnold, 51, of Valentine April 28 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine with burial at a later date. He passed away April 24 at Cherry County Hospital in Valentine.   

* Funeral service with military rites for Max R. Doggett, 84, of Dunning April 28 at the Brewster Community Building with burial in the Brewster Cemetery.

* Graveside service for Clara Mae Hansen, 76, of Ainsworth formerly of Bassett April 26 at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away April 23 at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill.

* Memorial service for former Bassett resident Everett E. Cleveland, 87, of Alliance April 26 at St. Mathews Episcopal Church in Alliance. He passed away April 12 at the Highland Park Care Center in Alliance.

* Graveside service for Dr. Kermit Leonard, 85, of Garrison, North Dakota April 24 at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery.  He passed away April 20 at a Bismarck, North Dakota Hospital.

* Funeral services for Ida Mae Brown, 94, of Ainsworth April 21 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ainsworth. Burial in the East Woodlawn Cemetery at Johnstown . She passed away April 16 at the Ainsworth Care Center

* Funeral services for former Bassett resident, Laurel Jean (Foster) Werkmeister, 71, of O’Neill April 18 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bassett.  Burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away April 15 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

* A Celebration of Life service for LeAnn M. Grigsby, 51, of Seward, Nebraska April 18 at the United Methodist Church in Bassett. Graveside service and Inurnment at Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away April 13.

* Funeral service for Wayne Lee Zlomke, M.D., 78, formerly of Ord, April 17 at the United Methodist Church in Ord with burial in the Ord City Cemetery. He passed away April 13 at Brookstone Village in Omaha.

* Funeral Service for Donald Gene Fox, 76, of Bassett April 14 at Rock County High School in Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away April 10 at his home in Bassett.

* Funeral service for former Bassett resident Rachel Peterson, 96, of Hay Springs April 14 at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs. She passed away April 8.

* A celebration of life for Doyle W. White, 90, of Riverton, Wyoming was held April 12 at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton. He passed away April 8 at the Western Nebraska Veterans' Home in Scottsbluff.

* Memorial service for Dwire Goodwin, 71, of Cody April 12 at the Berean Church in Valentine. He passed away April 6 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

* Following a courageous battle with cancer, Janet Miller passed away on March 11, at the Clark County Healthcare Center in Owen, Wisconsin.  Memorial services were held on March 15 at the New Harvest Assemble of God Church in Withee, Wisconsin.  She was born in Stuart, Nebraska on June 6, 1940.  

* Funeral service for Joyce D. Kloppel, 69, of Ainsworth April 7 at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery.  She passed away April 3 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth.

* Grave-side service for Dorothy F. Weander, 96, of Bassett April 5 at Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away March 30 at Rock County Long Term Care in Bassett.   

* Funeral service for Leo Brotsky, 81, of Gregory South Dakota and Butte Nebraska April 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gregory with burial in the church cemtery.

* Funeral service for Eleanor S. Smith, 70, of North Platte formerly of Kearney April 2 at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.  Burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery.  She passed away March 28 at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Alvin Vargason, 83, of Caldwell, Idaho, a former Ainsworth resident, March 27 at the Methodist Church in Caldwell. Burial in Caldwell.   He passed away March 22 in Caldwell. 

* Memorial service for Leo J. Beckley, 86, of Bassett March 27 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bassett with burial at a later date at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away March 23 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

* Funeral service for Bruce A. Medcalf, 57, of  Lincoln, former Ainsworth resident, March 25 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St., Lincoln. He passed away March 22 in Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Mary "Babe" Drey, 95, of Herrick, South Dakota March 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Burke with burial in the Winner South Dakota Catholic Cemetery.  She passed away Monday, March 17 at the Lake Andes Nursing Home.

* Memorial services for ArLou E. Lutz, former area resident, 56, of Brighton, Colorado were held March 22 at Zion Lutheran Church in Brighton. She passed away March 18 in Denver, Colorado. Memorial Graveside services March 29 at Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine.

* Funeral service for Beverly Jean Cadwallader, 78, of Pierre, South Dakota...formerly of Newport and Stuart...March 22 at Seger Funeral Home in Stuart with burial at the Newport City Cemetery.

* Funeral service for former Ainsworth resident Greg McBride, 37, of Republican City, Nebraska March 20 at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. He passed away recently at his home.

* Funeral service for former Ainsworth resident Ralph V. Morgan, 74, of Longmont, Colorado March 20 at the Lutheran Church in Longmont with burial at a later date in Ainsworth. He passed away March 16.

* Funeral service for Mary Lou Pancake, 65, of Bassett March 19 at the United Methodist Church in Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away March 15 at the Golden Living Center in Fullerton, Nebraska.

* Funeral service for Esther Julia Price, 85, of Bassett March 18 at Valley Grove Community Church west of Bassett with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away March 12 at Rock County Hospital in Bassett. 

* Funeral service for John Campbell, 65, of Burke, South Dakota March 15 at Seger Funeral Home in Stuart with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. He died March 11 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

* Funeral service for Mary Jean "Jean" McCarthy, 81, of Kearney, formerly of Ainsworth March 10 at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney.  Buriel in the Kearney Cemetery. She passed away March 6 at Homestead Assisted Living in Kearney.