2012 Archives......

* Word has been received of the death of Robert Jackson, 77, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth. Robert Jackson passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, in the Hospice House at Rapid City. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Buffalo Flats Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Nancy Jackson of Rapid City; son Bob Jackson and wife Diane of Kansas City, Mo.; daughters Fay Ludens and husband Don of Rapid City, and Kathy Mosier and husband Don of Grand Junction, Colo.; four granddaughters; sister Nellie Johnson of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Roma Conrad, 94, of Ainsworth, Dec. 31, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. Roma Conrad passed away Dec. 25 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include daughters Ramona Painter and husband Dale of Newport, and Janet Huggins and husband Kenneth of Ainsworth; 10 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law Kenneth Cernin of Omaha; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Juliette M. Broekemeier, 83, of Central City formerly of Naper, Dec. 29, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Central City with interment in the Central City Cemetery. Juliette Broekemeier passed away Dec. 26 in the Central City Long Term Care Center. Survivors include children Darol Broekemeier and wife Margie of Petersburg, Marlo Broekemeier and wife Gloria of Central City, Cheryl Marsh and husband Dave of Hillsboro, Kan., Don Broekemeier and wife Tina of Central City, and Dale Broekemeier and wife Karla of Kearney; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers Larry Berg and wife Marcia of Olathe, Kan., and Al Berg of Florida; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Jerry Alberts, 70, of Scotia formerly of Ainsworth, Dec. 28, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Jerry Alberts passed away Dec. 23 in the Howard County Community Hospital at St. Paul. Survivors include his wife Geraldine Alberts of Scotia; daughters Michele Just and husband Ken of Arvada, Colo., and Kara Coufal and husband Lynn of Ord; son Wade Alberts and wife Traci of Ainsworth; 11 grandchildren; one-great-grandson; mother Vivian Alberts of Valentine; mother-in-law Elaine Ruther of Valentine; brother Bob Alberts and wife Janet of Long Pine; sisters Sheila Witt and husband Bob of Valentine, and Karen Spanel and husband Bill of Burwell; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Harry B. Hanson, 98, of Gordon, Dec. 27, in the Gordon United Methodist Church with burial in the Gordon Cemetery. Harry Hanson passed away Dec. 21 in the Gordon Countryside Care Center. Survivors include daughters Marilyn Gruenig and husband Gene of Rapid City, S.D., Mary Lou Anderson and husband Roy of Gordon, Carol Pedersen and husband Michael of Hopkins, Minn., and Yvonne Hollenbeck and husband Glen of Clearfield, S.D.; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

* A memorial graveside service for Getha E. Leonard, 75, of rural Springview, Dec. 22, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Getha Leonard passed away Dec. 15 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care facility at Bassett. Survivors include her husband Klane Leonard of Springview; son Kurt Leonard and wife Brandy of Bassett; daughter Elaine Buescher and husband Brian of Omaha; and six grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Arlene Winings, 93, of Atkinson, Dec. 18, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Arlene Winings passed away Dec. 14 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include children Myrna Lee and Ray Sparks of Mesa, Ariz., Merle Winings and wife Jean of Canyon, Texas, Gerald Winings and wife Shelly of Atkinson, Donna Dobias and husband Roger of Joplin, Mo., Margorie Osborne and husband Ken of Atkinson, Dick Winings and wife Mary Jo of Dalhart, Texas, Sharon Phillips and husband Larry of Littleton, Colo., Carol Goebel of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Allan Winings and wife Corinne of O'Neill; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Louise Myers of Cadiz, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

* Word has been received of the death of Velma Mae Jones, 100, of O'Neill formerly of Bassett. Velma Jones passed away Dec. 12 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill. She requested no service be held. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Stuart Cemetery. Survivors include son Gene Calif and wife Betty of Long Pine; one granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Genevieve V. Sandall, 93, of O'Neill, Dec. 17, in Biglin's Mortuary of O'Neill with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Genevieve Sandall passed away Dec. 9 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill. Survivors include son Lonnie Sandall and wife Sandra of Norfolk; daughter Loraine Melcher and husband Tom of Tekamah; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Milan L. Nelson, 93, of Neligh, Dec. 15, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Milan Nelson passed away Dec. 12 in the Antelope Memorial Hospital at Neligh. Survivors include his wife Wilda Nelson of Neligh; son Harlan LeRoy Nelson and wife Patty of Ainsworth; daughters Joyce Nelson of Phoenix City, Ala., Norma Horner and husband Phil of Henderson, Nev., and Joanne Haberlan of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Marilyn "Pat" Bussinger-Hollister, 90, of Bassett, Dec. 3, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Pat Hollister passed away Nov. 29 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Betty Marcellus and husband Ron of Franklin; son Gary Bussinger of Bassett; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Frank Collins, 78, of Ainsworth, Dec. 1, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at Ainsworth. He passed away Nov. 23 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include wife Myrtle Collins of Ainsworth; children Frank Collins and wife Penny of Ainsworth, Sid Collins and wife Vicki of North Platte, Nathan Collins of North Platte, Eilene Olson of Chadron, and Iva Bussboom and husband Wayne of North Platte; step-daughter Lois Honer and husband Morris of Highland, Wis.; sister Eleanor Ammon of Bassett; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Cleo Collins of Boise, Idaho; sister-in-law Norma Collins of Rifle, Colo. and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Martha A. Schoettger, 90, of Ainsworth, Nov. 30, in the Grace Lutheran Church at Burton with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Springview. Martha Schoettger passed away Nov. 26 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Kevin Robinson, 49, of Valentine, Nov. 30, in the Valentine United Methodist Church. Kevin Robinson passed away Nov. 26. Survivors include his wife Wynette Robinson of Valentine; children Cole Robinson of Valentine, Clay Robinson of Lincoln, Shauna Robinson of Lincoln, Rygh Robinson of Valentine and Allison Robinson of Valentine; parents Vernon and Marilyn Robinson of Le Mars, Iowa; brother Kyle Robinson of California; and sister Kris Ketelsen of Le Mars, Iowa.

* Funeral service for Ruby A. Waddell, 82, of Bassett, Nov. 29, in the Valley Grove Community Church near Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Ruby Waddell passed away Nov. 23 in the Community Pride Care Center at Battle Creek. Survivors include children Darlene Andry of Converse, Texas, Nancy Nast and husband Earl of Niceville, Fla., Laura Tunink and husband Randy of Bassett, Sharon Olson of Orchard, Jack Waddell of Hot Springs, S.D., Jerry Waddell and wife Marie of Dallas, Texas, Mary Hayes and wife Marvin of Nixa, Mo., and LeRoy Waddell and wife Connie of Battle Creek; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; sisters Nell Booth and husband Edward of Edgewater, Md., and Sally Kinder of Bluefield, Va.; brothers Ernest Kinder and wife Shirley of Bluefield, Va., Sam Kinder and wife Connie of Tannersville, Va., J.B. Kinder and wife Connie of Abingdon, Va., Rufus Kinder and wife Lois of Tannersville, Va., and Ron Kinder and wife Patsy of Tannersville; and sister-in-law Linda Kinder of Tannersville.

* Funeral service for Darlene David, 77, of Burwell, formerly of the Chambers and O'Neill area, Nov. 27, in the Chambers United Methodist Church with burial in the Chambers Cemetery. She passed away Nov. 24, in her home. Survivors include husband Lyle David of Burwell; sons Billy David of Burwell, Tim David and wife Mary of Norfolk, and Terry David and wife Jayne of Bassett; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother Mike Vollbrecht and wife Mary of Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Doris Payovich, 66, of the Valentine and Wood Lake area, Nov. 27, in the St. John’s Episcopal Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. She passed away Nov. 22, in her home. Survivors include children Melanie Miller Short and husband Larry of Springfield, Mo., Jennifer Harris and husband Gary of Lexington, Ky., Sara Mayhew and husband Jim of Valentine, and John Payovich of Roberts, Mont. Memorials have been established to the Leukemia and Lymphoma societies.

* Funeral service for Francina L. Clapper, 90, of Ainsworth, Nov. 23, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away Nov. 19 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sons Mick Clapper of Ainsworth, and Dan Clapper and wife Sandy of Johnstown; daughters Lois Hall of Denver, Colo., Janet Shaul and husband Monte of Oshkosh, and Denise Robbins and husband Dennis of Alliance; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and sisters Margaret Clapper of Ainsworth, and Ruth Luehrs of Long Pine.

* Funeral service for Laura Hammond Simonson, 89, a longtime resident of Cherry County, Nov. 20, in the Mullen United Methodist Church with burial in the Cedarview Cemetery at Mullen. She passed away Nov. 15 in the Good Samaritan Village at Hastings. Survivors include children LeRoy Simonson of North Platte, Karen Freeze and husband Butch of Hershey, Janice Barnason and husband Butch of Hastings, John Simonson of Mullen and Harlan Simonson and wife Sharon of Ainsworth; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Henry Ruterbories, Jr., 83, of Ainsworth, Nov. 19, in the New Hope Church at Springview. He passed away Nov. 12 in the Gordon Memorial Hospital.

* Memorial service for Peggy B. Till, 71, of Valentine, Nov. 17, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine with a private family inurnment at a later date. She passed away Nov. 8, in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include children Bru Till of Casper, Wyo., Brit Till of New York City, and Beth Till of Crookston; and sisters Mary Ann McCollister of Valentine, and Beverly Wharton of Omaha.

* Funeral service for Lillian Rescineto, 100, of Ainsworth., Nov. 16, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away Nov. 10, in the Kansas City Hospice House at Kansas City, Mo. Visitation is scheduled from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. Survivors include daughter Nora Bertrand and husband Lee of Overland Park, Kan.; grandson Charles Sullens of Phoenix, Ariz.; great-grandsons Luke Delnoce and Hunter Delnoce of Lebanon, Penn.; nieces and nephews, and great-nieces. Memorials have been suggested to the Congregational Church of to the Chapter B.M. P.E.O Sisterhood. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.hochfuneralhome.com.

* Funeral service for Lloyd C. Stolcpart, 89, of Newport, Nov. 16, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with a graveside service and burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Atkinson with military rites performed by the American Legion. He passed away Nov. 12, in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Bettye Stolcpart of Newport; sons Rick Stolcpart and wife Sue of O'Neill, Randy Stolcpart and wife Linda of Burton, and Rod Stolcpart and wife Lori of Newport; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The Rock County Courthouse will be closed from 10 until noon Friday for Lloyd Stolcpart's service.

* Graveside service for Dorothy Weed Sorensen, 95, of Fremont formerly of Ainsworth, Nov. 15, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away Nov. 10, in the Nye Legacy at Fremont. Survivors include son Gary Weed and wife Katrina of Maumelle, Ark.; daughter Carol Schmidt and husband Gary of Fremont; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sisters Bonnie Conner and husband Bo of Burwell, and June Luce and husband Warren of Ravenna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Odyssey Hospice or to the Rick Schmidt Bergan Tuition Endowment.

* Funeral service for Neva O. Jacox, 77, of Ainsworth, Nov. 12, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away Nov. 9 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include nieces Diane Shaw and husband Robert of Nevada, Mo., and Mary Coffield and husband Glenn of Iola, Kan.; nephew Wilbur Jacox of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

* Funeral service for Shirley Klatt, 71, of Ainsworth, Nov. 10, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. Cremation will follow the funeral service and a private family inurnment will be held at a later date at the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away Nov. 5, in her son's residence near Cortland. Survivors include children Michael Klatt and wife Becky of Cortland, Denis Troester and husband Gary of Santa Maria, Calif., Greg Klatt and wife Ashley of Keller, Texas, and Brian Klatt and wife Mindy of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Gerald Woolsey and wife Alice of Chappell, and Robert Woolsey and wife Terri of Oberlin, Kan.; sister Marilyn Cantrell of Chappell; sister-in-law Roberta Hopkins of Clatonia; aunt Mary Bauer of Casper, Wyo.; and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.hochfuneralhome.com.

* Funeral service for Dick Shaw, 76, of Newcastle, Wyo., formerly of Bassett, Nov. 10, in the Newcastle United Methodist Church. He passed away Oct. 31 in the Weston County Health Services at Newcastle. Survivors include wife Myra Shaw of Newcastle; daughters Kim Myers and husband Dick of Belle Foursche, S.D.; Jan Farella and husband Randy of Newcastle, Wyo., and Jodi Ferguson and husband Ed of Eaton, Colo.; son Rick Shaw and wife Lisa of Lusk, Wyo.; brother Wayne Shaw and wife Jane of Miles City, Mont.; and sister Linda Shaw of Red Lodge, Mont. Memorials may be made to the family and will be given to the Junior Rodeo Association at Newcastle.

* Funeral service for Millie Stoner, 87, of Kilgore, Nov. 10, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Kilgore Cemetery. She passed away Nov. 5, in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include her husband Charlie Stoner of Kilgore; sons Randy Stoner of Kilgore, Dale Stoner of Kilgore, Jerry Stoner of Kilgore, and Mark Stoner of Wood Lake; brothers Don Risseeuw of Valentine, and Jim Stoner of Minden; and sister Arlene Huff of Sioux Falls, S.D.

* Funeral service for Charles McMurtrey, 67, of Milboro, S.D., Nov. 9, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church with burial in the Kilgore Cemetery. He passed away Nov. 3, in his home. Survivors include his wife Linda McMurtrey of Milboro; children Joseph McMurtrey and wife Beth of Wood Lake, Daniel McMurtrey and wife Jill of Winner, S.D., Kellie McMurtrey of Neligh, Kandi McMurtrey of Rapid City, S.D., and Kevin McMurtrey of Piedmont, S.D.; and sister Cheri Woodson and husband Bob of Valentine.

* A graveside service for Edna Hitchcock, 99, of Ainsworth, Nov. 8, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away Nov. 4 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include son Gordon Hitchcock and wife Shirley of Ainsworth; daughter Phyllis Leach and husband Gary of Ainsworth; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Dale T. Little, 80, of Omaha formerly of Brown County, Nov. 8, in the John Gentleman Mortuary Chapel with interment in the Calvary Cemetery at Omaha. He passed away Nov. 4 at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Gwendolyn Little of Omaha; sons James Little, and Timothy Little and wife Rebecca; step-children Elvin McFerrin and wife Pam, Duane McFerrin and wife Sue, William McFerrin and wife Lori, Sandra Spaulding and husband Butch, and Debra Baker; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings Joseph Little, Linda Little, Mary Miller and husband Bill, William Little and wife Sondra, Rick Little and wife Nadine, Margie Biltoft, Sharon Stahl, and Hazel Platt; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Phyllis Campbell, 91, of Ainsworth, Nov. 5, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. She passed away Nov. 1 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include son Dr. Mel Campbell and wife Sherry of Ainsworth; daughters Myrna Jakob and husband Jerry Koszut of Ainsworth; Nina Johnson and husband Blaine of York, Anita Hempel and husband Dick of Long Pine, and Lori Ganser and husband Tim of Meadville; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ortha Emry of Ainsworth, Irma Campbell of Springfield, Ore., and Alice Emry of O'Neill; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Clora Keever, 97, of Maryville, Mo., Nov. 3, in the Price Funeral Home of Maryville with burial in the Rosehill Cemetery at Parnell, Mo. She passed away Oct. 30 at Maryville. Survivors include daughter Linda Rice and husband Larry of Ainsworth; Son Doug and wife Caroline and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

* Funeral service for Donna Lee Rudy-Graves-Buoy, 65, of Giltner formerly of Bassett, Nov. 3, in the Stockham Community Church with interment in the Aurora Cemetery. She passed away Oct. 24 in her home. Survivors include her husband Larry Buoy of Giltner, children Darren Graves and wife Shannon of Aurora, DeAnna Skrastains and husband Tim of Colorado Springs, Colo., Dorinda Fastnacht and husband Brant of Phillips, and Lance Buoy and wife Christina of Hildreth; six grandchildren; sister Judy Ritta and husband Don of Marquette; and an aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Leo D. Teply, 88, of Spencer, Nov. 2, in the Spencer Wesleyan Church with burial in the Geddes, S.D., Cemetery. He passed away Oct. 30 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Jack Monroe, 83, of Valentine, Oct. 27, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. He passed away Oct. 24 in the Brown County Hospital at Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Pat Monroe of Valentine; son Don Monroe of Valentine; daughter Sue Watts of Lincoln; and sister Erma Todd of Valentine.

* A memorial service for Theodore H. Goos Jr., 64, of Wakefield formerly of Taylor, Oct. 26, in the Burwell United Methodist Church. He passed away Oct. 20 in his home. Survivors include his wife Jennifer Goos of Wakefield; daughters Rachel Hall and husband Les of Bassett, and Rebecca Jepsen and husband Nick of Wakefield; son T. Adam Goos and partner Scott Mead of Plattsmouth; sisters Betty Daubt and husband Bob of Chambers, Janet Mignery and husband Dave of Bartlett, and Sonja Bykerk and husband Ed of Taylor; brothers Roger Goos and wife Betty of Taylor, and Larry Goos and wife Rosie of Kearney; sister-in-law Rose Lee Goos of Lincoln; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Merle F. Huston, 95, of Ainsworth, Oct. 26, at Overton. He passed away Oct. 3 in the VA Medical Center at Grand Island. Survivors include grandchildren Stacy Haskell, Amy Haskell, and Christy Huston of Ainsworth, and Justin Huston of Palisade.

* Funeral service for Cecelia Ries, 103, of Atkinson, Oct. 25, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. She passed away Oct. 22 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include children Walter Ries Jr. and wife Arlene of Wood Lake, Robert Ries and wife Kay of Hershey, Jo Ann Valley of Arlington, Wash., Richard Ries and Carla Griffin of Atkinson, and Roger Ries and wife Beverly of Borrego Springs, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister Mary Shald of Stuart.

* Funeral service for Norma F. Hansen, 78, of Spencer, Oct. 24, in the Bristow Community Hall with burial in the Union Cemetery near Spencer. She passed away Oct. 19 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Graveside service for Jerry Norris, 73, of Brewster, Oct. 22, at the Brewster Cemetery with military rites. He passed away Oct. 18 in the Nebraska Veterans Hospital at Grand Island. Survivors include his wife Helen Norris of Brewster; daughter Kim McMurtry and husband Joe of Loveland, Colo.; sons Jerry Norris and wife Karyn of Maple Grove, Minn., and Jeff Hillebrand and wife Tammy of Edison; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Norris of Crete; and step-brother Don Baker and wife Donna of Brewster.

* A memorial service for Duane Langer, 74, of Gettysburg, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth, Oct. 20, in the Grace Bible Church of Gettysburg with burial in the Gettysburg Cemetery with military honors. He passed away Oct. 15 in the Gettysburg Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife Hazel Langer of Gettysburg; son John Langer and wife Jill of Gettysburg; daughter Lora Hazelrigg and husband Brad of Sioux Falls, S.D.; six grandchildren; sisters-in-law Dorothy Fredrickson, and LaRayne Halligan and husband Doug; brothers-in-law Kenny Marvin and wife Connie, Larry Marvin, Ernest Marvin, and Don Denny; and cousins, nephews and nieces.

* A memorial service for Kay Arlene Puckett, 76, of Lincoln, formerly of Atkinson and Bassett, Oct. 20, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. She passed away Oct. 9 in the Milder Manor Nursing Home of Lincoln. Survivors include daughters Susan Outson of Lincoln, and Brenda Waggoner and husband Dallas of Lincoln; five grandchildren; and brothers-in-law Jim Kuhn of Green Valley, Ariz., Duane Miller of O'Neill, and Verne Hickok of Cairo.

* A memorial service for Kenneth D. "Kenny" Hill, 54, of Ainsworth, Oct. 16, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. He passed away Oct. 10 near Ainsworth. Survivors include mother Evelyn Hill of Stuart; sisters Gayleen Hill of Lincoln, Kay Hill of Johnstown, and Pamela Hill of Ainsworth; special friend Jolene Walters of Minden; and numerous other relatives.

* Funeral service for Paul Babl, 94, of Stuart, Oct. 16, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. He passed away Oct. 12 in the Parkside Manor of Stuart. Survivors include his wife Louise Babl of Stuart; children Paul Babl Jr. and wife Linda of Lincoln, Gary Babl and wife Helen of Hermosa, S.D., Carol Olson and husband Jim of Oshkosh, Mary Babl and husband Scott James of West Point, Paula Chamberlain and husband Randy of Norfolk, Julie Iverson and husband Scott of Bassett, Karen Holder and husband Dwain of Jackson, Tenn., and Kim Wallinger and husband Jeff of Stuart; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sisters Martha Silvers of Kearney, and Louise Bivens of Plainview.

* A memorial service for Emry Mauch, 80, of Bassett, Oct. 15, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away Oct. 9 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include his wife Sally Mauch of Bassett; children Mark Mauch of Bassett, Dr. Teri Mauch and husband Dave Sweeney of Omaha, and Shelly Mauch of Long Pine; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Dick Mauch and wife Carol of Bassett; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Velora Audrey Coleman, 90, of Lincoln, Oct. 15, in the Roper and Sons Chapel at Lincoln with burial in the Ainsworth South Cemetery. She passed away Oct. 10 in the Eastmont Care Center at Lincoln. Survivors include son David Coleman and wife Mary of Elmwood; daughter Virginia Schuldt and husband Ron of Littleton, Colo.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

* A graveside service for Bentley Dean Clark, the infant son of B.J. Clark and Jessica Chamberlain of Ainsworth, Oct. 13, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. The baby passed away Oct. 7 in the Methodist Women's Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include parents B.J. Clark and Jessica Chamberlain of Ainsworth; brother Traegan McNally of Ainsworth; sister Abbie Clark of Lewellen; grandparents Lenny and Beth Clark of Ainsworth, and Phillip and Kathy Chamberlain of Ainsworth; great-grandparents Mary Clark of Ainsworth, Orland and Marilyn Krause of Ainsworth, Phyllis Ronk of Joshua, Texas, and Earl and Doris Brown of Ainsworth; and aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.

* A memorial service for Archie H. Christensen, 96, of Ainsworth, Oct. 11, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military honors. He passed away Oct. 5 in his home near Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Audrey Christensen of Ainsworth; sons Bob Christensen of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Kent Christensen and his significant other Mindy Van Sickle of Ainsworth; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Delbert Christensen of Green Lake, Wis., and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Janice Sprague, 56, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth, Oct. 9, in the Butheras, Maser and Love Funeral Home of Lincoln with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. She passed away Oct. 5. Survivors include her husband Scott Sprague of Lincoln; son Jason Sprague and wife Marci of Hickman; daughter Sandy Walker and husband Chadd of Lincoln; six grandchildren; mother Phyllis Nelson of Lincoln; sisters Rita Kelch and husband Ray of Lincoln, Lisa Hardy and husband Karl of Lincoln, Marlene Royder and husband Scott of College Station, Texas, and Sharon Nelson of College Station; brother Ron Nelson and wife Jessica of Lincoln; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

* Funeral service for Glenda Krueger, 77, of Valentine, Sept. 29, in the Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. She passed away Sept. 23 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include husband Bill Krueger of Valentine; daughter Mary Carollo of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sons Dennis Krueger, Tim Krueger, Kerry Krueger and Billy Krueger, all of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Lela Harkins, 103, of rural Ewing, Sept. 28, in the O'Neill Assembly of God Church with burial in the Chambers Cemetery. She passed away Sept. 20 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill. Survivors include son Ralph Harkins and wife Lynn of Wichita Falls, Texas; daughters Sharon Larson and husband Marvin of rural Ewing, and Carma James of Bassett; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister Ruth Dankert of Chambers.

* Funeral service for Kenneth V. Hansen, 75, of Bassett, Sept. 26, in the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. He passed away Sept. 20 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Nola Hansen of Bassett; son Steve Hansen and wife Jayme of Bassett; daughter Brenda Bartz and husband Lenny of Tomahawk, Wis.; three grandchildren; sisters Gladys Holley of Corpus Christi, Texas, Ella Shaw and husband Jim of Bassett, Luan Klemann of Witten, S.D., and Joan Brown and husband Vern of Bassett; aunt Helen Hansen of Boulder, Colo.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

* Funeral service for Leonard C. Hartsock, 70, of Spencer, Sept. 26, in the Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Spencer with burial in the National Cemetery at Spencer. He passed away Sept. 21 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk.

* A graveside service for Floyd D. Fox, 82, of Stuart formerly of Newport, Sept. 25, at the Newport Cemetery. He passed away Sept. 20 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include sons Kent Fox and wife Jill of Stuart, Kenneth Fox and wife Stephanie of Jamestown, N.D., and Keith Fox of Jefferson, S.D.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers Clayton Fox of Newport, and Jim Fox and wife Patsy of Valentine; sisters-in-law Delores Fox of Newport, and Ruth Fox of Bassett; brothers-in-law Lynn Kurtz of Illinois, and Don Tocko of Arizona; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Barbara E. "Bobbie" Sell, 74, of Springview, Sept. 24, in the Ainsworth St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Winner, S.D., City Cemetery. She passed away Sept. 19 in the Antelope Memorial Hospital at Neligh. Survivors include her husband Gary Sell of Springview; children Cindy Lackey of Elko, Nev., Connie LeZotte and husband Scott of Rapid City, S.D., Deb Davis and husband Keith of Madison, Dave Sell and wife Mary Kay of Martin, S.D., Merrit Sell of Rapid City, Kay Day and husband Larry of Bartlett, and John Sell and wife Chessa of Springview; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Douglas Pettit of Bayard; and sisters Mavis O'Brien and husband Richard of Colome, S.D., Loyola Eskstaine of Winner, Nancy Edwards and husband John of Anchorage, Alaska, Patty Wegenhaupt and husband Dean of Goodyear, Ariz., Carol Herrman and husband Jim of Mesa, Ariz., Dorothy Olsen of Martin, S.D., and Tammie Pettit of Winner.

* Funeral service for Doug "Priest" Goeckeler, 46, of North Sioux City, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth, Sept. 22, in the Dakota Valley High School Auditorium at North Sioux City. Doug Goeckeler passed away Sept. 14 at North Sioux City. Survivors include wife Tracey Goeckeler of North Sioux City; children Darrell Goeckeler and Trina Goeckeler, both of North Sioux City; mother Virginia Goeckeler of North Sioux City; brother Theodore Goeckeler III of North Sioux City; sister Kathleen Inness and husband Kevin of Kansas City, Mo.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for John Kienke, 73, of Burton, Sept. 20, in the Burton Assembly of God Church with burial in the Jordon Valley Cemetery near Burton with military honors. John Kienke passed away Sept. 17 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center. Survivors include wife Sharon Kienke of Burton; children LexAnn Kienke of Springview, Tonya Sawle and husband Pete of Springview, Stacy Kienke of Springview, Darci Beatty and husband Robert of Ainsworth, and Erin Moody and husband Jon of Ainsworth; six grandchildren; brother Glenn Kienke of Springview; father-in-law Russ Graesser of Gregory, S.D.; brothers-in-law Bill Graesser and wife Lucy, and Russ Graesser and wife Mary Jean; sisters-in-law Judy Glover and husband Dave, Karla Zik and husband Jim, and Lori Graesser; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Gladys B. Sybrant, 90, of Bassett, Sept. 17, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Sybrant Cemetery near Bassett. Gladys Sybrant passed away Sept. 12 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center. Survivors include children Dale Sybrant and wife Jacque of Bassett, Allen Sybrant and wife Deb of Bassett, Mary Roggasch and husband Don of Rose, Jim Sybrant and wife Kelly of Bassett, and Kyle Sybrant and wife Sheila of Bassett; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Fern Nollles of Clayton, Okla.; brother-in-law Daryl Cerny of Greenville, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for longtime Ainsworth resident Joyce C. Davis, 70., Sept. 17. Joyce Davis passed away Sept. 14, in the Saunders County Care Center at Wahoo.

* A graveside memorial service for Thurl Wayne Briggs, 83, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Bassett, Sept. 15, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Thurl Briggs passed away Aug. 11 in the Mercy Hospital at Springfield. Survivors include wife Lavonne Briggs of Springfield; sons Kenneth Briggs of Denver, Colo., and Don Coash and wife Paige of Bassett; daughters Kimberly Coash-Yant and husband Bill of Carmel, Calif., and Kristine Coash-Porter and husband Brian of Nevada, Mo.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Larry L. Sisson, 71, of Ainsworth, Sept. 14, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Larry Sisson passed away Sept. 9 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include wife Iris Sisson of Ainsworth; children Teresa Goshorn and husband Larry of Cody, Bryan Sisson and wife Patricia of Broken Bow, Calvin Sisson and wife Rhonda of Omaha, and Kendra Cleal of Ainsworth; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Richard Sisson and wife Susan of Ainsworth, and Roger Sisson and wife Sandy of Ainsworth; uncle Bob Zwiebel of Ainsworth; aunt Karen Zwiebel of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Anna Mae Kastrup, 83, of Ainsworth, Sept. 13, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Springwell Cemetery at Omaha. Anna Mae Kastrup passed away Sept. 5 in the Tabitha Health Care Center at Lincoln. Survivors include daughters Karen Ponce de Leon and husband Luis of Longview, Wash.; and Judy Strand and husband Roger of Lincoln; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and special friend Phyllis Kaiser of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Neva I. Vetter, 97, of Omaha formerly of Bassett, Sept. 12, in the Bassett Assembly of God Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Neva Vetter passed away Sept. 8 in the Brookstone Village at Omaha. Survivors include children Jack Vetter and wife Eldora of Omaha, Getha Bejot and husband Roger of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Joani Schelm and husband Don of Omaha; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Jerry Bates and wife Jan of Walla Walla, Wash.; sisters Opal Fausti of Walla Walla, and Donna Gonzales of Walla Walla; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service for Leona May Smith, 76, of Ainsworth, Sept. 11, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Leona Smith passed away Sept. 6 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include children Jack Shaul and wife Babette of Ainsworth, Jimmy Shaul and wife Lori of Bassett, Jeff Shaul of Lincoln, Jamie Shaul of Littleton, Colo., and Jody Smith and wife Elizabeth of Hickman; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Allen of Johnstown; brothers Jerry Priest and wife Betty of Ainsworth, Ted Priest and wife Marilyn of Roosevelt, Utah, and Dallas Priest and wife Alberta of Albuquerque, N.M.; nieces and nephews; and special friends Ardith and Richard Goochey of Ainsworth.

* A memorial service for Jasper D. Skinner, 91, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth, Sept. 9, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 79. Jasper Skinner passed away in January 2011.

* Graveside service for R'Lene Minnig, 84, of Mendota, Ill., formerly of Colorado and Nebraska, Sept. 8, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. R'Lene Minnig passed away Sept. 3 in her daughter's home at Mendota. Survivors include daughters Karen Beck and husband Richard of Arvada, Colo., and Penny Vercimak and husband Dr. Michael Vercimak of Mendota; son Thomas Minnig and wife Valarie of Arvada, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Ken Minnig and wife Neva of Bassett.

* Funeral service for Kenneth L. Marlatt, 83, of Long Pine, Sept. 7, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with burial in the East Park Cemetery. Kenneth Marlatt passed away Sept. 2 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include wife Donna Marlatt of Long Pine; daughter Mary Ann Brown of Maynard, Mass.; son Tim Marlatt and wife Kim of Gordon; five grandchildren; sister Yvonne Reyman and husband Claude of Lincoln; and niece Linda Granfield and husband Chris of Germany.

* A casual time of remembrance of the life of Kari K. Keck, 45, of Spencer, Sept. 5, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer. Kari Keck passed away Aug. 30 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Jerry Hollingsworth, 80, of Atkinson, Sept. 5, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Atkinson Woodlawn Cemetery. Jerry Hollingsworth passed away Aug. 30 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include his wife Roxanne Hollingsworth of Atkinson; children Kathy Baker of Gonzales, Texas, David Hollingsworth of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Terry Hollingsworth of Topeka, Kan.; sister Carolyn Marsh of Amarillo, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for P.H. Young, 86, of Valentine, Sept. 4, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. P.H. Young passed away Aug. 30 in his home. Survivors include wife Beverly Young of Valentine; sons Paul Young of Valentine, and Roger Young of Grand Junction, Colo.; and daughters Phyliss of Crookston, and Patricia of Arizona.

* Funeral service for Cecil E. See, 91, of Ainsworth, Sept. 4, in the Ainsworth St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Cecil See passed away Aug. 30 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Barbara Fitzgerald and husband Carson of Kearney; son Bill See and wife Rhonda of Ainsworth; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters-in-law Denise See of Ainsworth, and Lois See of Lincoln; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Dean Ivan Lahm, 74, of Bassett, Sept. 1, in the Valley Grove Community Church near Bassett with inurnment in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Dean Lahm passed away Aug. 29 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include wife Verna Lahm of Bassett; children Steve Yakel and wife Debi of Shady Point, Okla., Debbie Miller and husband Terry of Bartlesville, Okla., Chris Kirby and husband Dean of Firestone, Colo., and Sandra Martin and husband David of Grants Pass, Ore.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Amy M. Jacox, 89, of Ainsworth, Sept. 1, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Amy Jacox passed away Aug. 30 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sister Neva Jacox of Ainsworth; nieces Diane Shaw and husband Robert of Nevada, Mo., and Mary Coffield and husband Glenn of Iola, Kan.; nephew Wilbur Jacox of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

* A memorial service for Eldon C. Buoy, 81, of Park City, Kan., formerly of Rock County, Aug. 31, in the Kechi United Methodist Church of Park City. Eldon Buoy passed away Aug. 25. Survivors include his wife Kathy Buoy of Park City; children Bryce Buoy of Nebraska, and Ken Buoy and wife Kim of Valley Center, Kan.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Harry Buoy and wife Faye of Nebraska, and Dwayne Buoy and wife Margaret of Nebraska; and sisters-in-law Elva Buoy of Nebraska, and Sylva Buoy of Nebraska.

* Funeral service for Hazel Fritz, 91, of Butte, Aug. 31, in the Community Bible Church of Butte with burial in the Highland Cemetery near Fairfax, S.D. Hazel Fritz passed away Aug. 27 in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* A graveside service for Paul W. Nyquist, 82, of Lynch, Aug. 31, at the Randall Valley Cemetery near Randall Valley, S.D. Paul Nyquist passed away Aug. 25 in his home.

* Funeral service for Mark Pischel, 54, of Verdigre, Aug. 30, in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church of Verdigre with burial in the Pischelville Cemetery in rural Verdigre. Mark Pischel passed away Aug. 25 in the Mercy Medical Center at Sioux City, Iowa.

* A private family graveside service for Bob Lemmer, 80, of Atkinson, Aug. 29 at the Woodlawn Cemetery near Atkinson. Bob Lemmer passed away Aug. 25 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Renee Mitchell and husband Dale of Atkinson, Bonnie Lemmer of Atkinson, and Barry Lemmer and wife Lori of Atkinson; four grandchildren; brother Lyle Lemmer and wife Jeanne of Atkinson; and sister Vivian Otteman of Washington, D.C.

* A graveside service for Alice F. Manifold, 96, of Ceresco formerly of Ainsworth, Aug. 28, at the Springview Cemetery. Alice Manifold passed away Aug. 25 in her home. Survivors include daughter Patricia Cerny and husband Bill of Burke, S.D.; brother Edward Bolich and wife Jane of Idaho; sister Ardith Fidler and husband Gene of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Betty A. Hall, 69, of Bassett, Aug. 24, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with a private family inurnment. Betty Hall passed away Aug. 19 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include husband Ed Hall of Bassett; children Les Hall and wife Rachel of Bassett, Kyla Olson and husband Peter of Sargent, and Cody Hall New York City; four grandchildren; brother Lyle Anderson and wife Barb of Scottsbluff; sister Lois Schoene and husband Kenneth of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and nieces and nephews.

* Graveside service for Carl W. "Bud" Crooker, 82, of Ainsworth, Aug. 22, in the Giles Cemetery near Elsmere. Carl Crooker passed away Aug. 16 in the Good Samaritan Health Systems at Kearney. Survivors include wife Alice Crooker of Ainsworth; children David Crooker and wife Barb of Long Pine, Georgia Gaskins and husband Jerry of Paonia, Colo., Linda Strand and husband Rick of Ainsworth, Marie Kenton of Holdrege, Lillie Parkison-Engleson and husband Jim of Ainsworth, and Joe Crooker and wife Tammy of Ainsworth; 15 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers Jack Crooker of Kirksville, Mo., and Richard Crooker and wife Marilyn of Newport; sisters Ina Cleveland of Redmond, Ore., Bonnie Mizner of Fairmont, and Claudia Sailas of Glendale, Ariz.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Graveside memorial service with military rites for Kenneth R. Lewis, 97, of Aurora formerly of Bassett, Aug. 17, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Kenneth Lewis passed away Aug. 8 in the Hamilton Manor at Aurora. Survivors include daughter Judy Wagoner and husband Rod of Aurora; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nephews Bill Lewis of Spicewood, Texas, and Michael Boulden of Panora, Iowa.

* A memorial service for Arnold J. Sokol, 85, of Valentine, Aug. 15, in Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine with a private family inurnment at a later date. Arnold Sokol passed away Aug. 12. Survivors include wife Blanche Sokol of Valentine; daughters Sharon Hartman and husband Darrel of Valentine, Pat Soenksen and husband Ron of Pierce, and Judy Wiley and husband Riley of San Diego, Calif.

* Graveside service for Glen Peter Marx, 26, of Hesperus, Colo., Aug. 10, in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery near Spencer. Glen Peter Marx passed away Aug. 3 in his home.

* Funeral service for Keith Eldon Sloan, 85, of Millboro, S.D., Aug. 4, in the New Hope Community Church of Springview with burial in the Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis, S.D. Keith Sloan passed away July 28 in the Avera Heart Hospital at Sioux Falls, S.D.

* Funeral service for Francis "Fritz" Krieger, 66, of Atkinson, Aug. 3, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Fritz Krieger passed away July 25 in his home. Survivors include sons DeLoren Krieger and wife Renee of Pierre, S.D., and Clayton Krieger of Pierre; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; brothers John Krieger of Spencer, Vernie Krieger and wife Anita of Bassett, Don Krieger and wife Sandy of Bassett, and Ron Krieger and friend Lorraine of Bassett; sisters Irene Hunt and husband Merlin of Grand Island, and Sharon Atkinson and husband Dan of Bassett; and sister-in-law Maxine Krieger of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Lee Assarsson, 32, of Ainsworth, Aug. 3, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Lee Assarsson passed away July 28 at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Brooke Assarsson of Ainsworth; parents Bill and Deb Assarsson of Ainsworth; brothers Josh Assarsson of Sioux Falls, S.D., Amos Assarsson of Ainsworth, and Festus Assarsson of Ainsworth; parents-in-law Eddy Daniels and wife Joan of Ainsworth, and Bill Richey and wife Bonnie of Ainsworth; grandparents Elizabeth Strand, Dean DeWeese, Clara Mae Daniels, and Clifford and Pauline Assarsson all of Ainsworth, and Virginia and Terry Oman of Kearney; great-grandmother Ruth Assarsson of Bassett; brother-in-law Jory Daniels of Kearney; sister-in-law Brittany Sears and husband Dane of Ainsworth; nieces and other family members.

* A memorial service for Bill Dover, 64, of North Platte, Aug. 2, in Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine with interment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Bill Dover passed away July 28. Survivors include sons Brad Dover and Nick Dover.

* Funeral service for Eldon E. Quinn, 76, of Hadar formerly of Ainsworth, Aug. 1, in the Stonacek Funeral Chapel at Norfolk with a private inurnment scheduled for a later date. Eldon Quinn passed away July 26 in the Faith Regional Health Services Center at Norfolk. Survivors include daughters Barb Aude and husband Wayne of Hebron, Cindy Ehle and husband Raymond of Fairbury, Patti Spier and husband Dan of Ainsworth, and Debbie Richard and husband Maurice of Timpson, Texas; sister Wilma Miller of Sun City, Ariz.; sister-in-law Marlene Quinn of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; special friend Phyllis Kern of Hadar; step-children; step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Larry E. Allen, 69, of Alliance formerly of Ainsworth, Aug. 1, in the Bates-Gould Chapel of Alliance with burial in the Alliance Cemetery. Larry Allen passed away July 27 in the Box Butte General Hospital at Alliance. Survivors include his wife Alice Allen of Alliance; children Carol Hill and husband Don of Julesburg, Colo., Tinamarie Pierce of Ogallala, Larry Allen Jr. and wife Anita of North Platte, Clinton Allen of North Platte, and Clayton Allen of Broken Bow; step-children John Looser of Lincoln, Elaine Maxey of Alliance, and Janie Vallejo of Alliance; brothers Jerry Allen and wife Anita of Alliance, and Jack Allen and wife Sharon of Olathe, Kan.; sisters Francie Hartman and husband Jim of Hemingford, Freda Rima and husband Lyle of Lincoln, and Joyce Cochran and husband Julian of Plainview; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and locally, aunts and uncles.

* Funeral service for Eveline Gurnsey, 78, of Bassett, July 28, in the Valley Grove Church near Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Eveline Gurnsey passed away July 19 in the Brown County Hospital at Ainsworth. Survivors include her husband Albert Gurnsey of Bassett; sons Nick Gurnsey of Bassett, Ross Gurnsey and wife Patricia of Bassett, Avery Gurnsey and wife Sara of Bassett, Monte Gurnsey and wife Dawn of Bassett, and Carl Gurnsey and wife Geraldine of Gering; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara Cadwallader of Stuart, and Carolyn Tokarchik of Aurora, Colo.; brother Gene Herren of Stuart.; sister-in-law Vicki Herren of Lovell, Wyo.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Dorene Fernau, 84, of Butte, July 26, in the Butte Community Center with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Dorene Fernau passed away July 23 in Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for Darlene L. Denny, 78, of Ainsworth, July 26 in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the East Park Cemetery. Darlene Denny passed away July 21 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Don Denny of Ainsworth; son Jerry Denny and wife Connie of Ainsworth; daughters Linda DeWeese and husband Dennis of Long Pine, and Bonnie McCartney and husband Roger of Ord; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers Kenneth Marvin and wife Connie of Central Point, Ore., Larry Marvin of Fremont, and Ernie Marvin of Bassett; sisters Dorothy Fredrickson of Hobbs, N.M., LaRayne Halligan and husband Doug of Ord, and Hazel Langer and husband Duane of Gettysburg, S.D.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Barbara J. Peterson, 69, of Ainsworth, July 25, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Barbara Peterson passed away July 19 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include brother Royce Greder and wife Lydia of Johnstown; niece Karla Parker and husband Luke, and nephews Anthony and Timothy Greder; a great-nephew; brothers-in-law Frank Peterson and Manfred Peterson both of Burke, S.D.; sisters-in-law Lovera Reber of Naper, and Margaret Hitchcock of Burke; and cousins.

* Funeral service for Carl Ernest Schauer, 78, of Ord, July 25, in the First United Methodist Church of Ord with burial in the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup. Carl Schauer passed away July 22 in his home. Survivors include his wife Charlene Schauer of Ord; children Connie Hansen and husband Dennis of Lincoln, Curtis Schauer and wife Susan of North Loup, Carla Korth and Jim Brezina of David City, Caren Ammon of Ainsworth, and Colleen Hansen and husband Harlan of Scotia; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

* A graveside memorial service for Odetta M. Miller, 97, of Ainsworth, July 23, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Odetta Miller passed away July 18 in her home. Survivors include children Jerry Miller of Rapid City, S.D., Larry Miller and wife Jeannette of Kadoka, S.D., and Jacqueline Kirkpatrick and husband James of Laurel; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; sister Blanche McCoy of Springview; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Paul Plate, 70, of Ainsworth, July 21, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Buffalo Flats Cemetery northeast of Ainsworth. Paul Plate passed away July 18 in his home. Survivors include his wife Carol Plate of Ainsworth; daughters Valerie Sailors and husband Morgan of Bellevue, and Chandra Murray and husband Pastor Kevin Murray of Pratt, Kan.; five grandchildren; brothers Willis Plate and wife Karen of North Loup, and Dr. James Plate and wife Becky of Ogallala; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Sheri Lee Jamison, 71, of Ashby, July 18, in the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of Hyannis with inurnment at the family ranch north of Ashby. Sheri Lee Jamison passed away July 13 at Brighton, Colo. Survivors include her husband Beryle Jamison of Ashby; son Monte Jamison and wife Lisa of Ashby; daughter Barbie Meyer and husband Eric of Lochbuie, Colo.; four grandchildren; twin sister Vicki Peden and friend Roger Loibl of Kearney; sisters Becky Younkin of Ainsworth, and Karen McGrinn of Banning, Calif.; brother Gary Hoyt and wife Carolyn of Mullen; brothers-in-law Puzz Jamison, Bob Jamison and wife Helen, Dean Jamison and wife JoAnn, and Bud Smith; sister-in-law Shirley Smith of Mitchell; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Mary Jane Ripley Brewer, 72, of Pittsburgh, Calif., formerly of Springview, July 11, in the Springview Elementary School multi-purpose room. Mary Jane Ripley Brewer passed away Nov. 15, 2011, at Pittsburgh. Survivors include husband Ron Brewer of Pittsburgh; and brother Jim Ripley and wife Tammy of Springview.

* A funeral Mass for Eveline Axness, 86, of Waubay, S.D., July 10, in the Waubay Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with inurnment in the Lakewood Cemetery. Eveline Axness passed away July 4 in the Strand-Kjorsvig Community Rest Home at Roslyn, S.D. Survivors include husband Alvin Axness of Waubay, S.D.; daughters Darlene Cleal and husband Charles of Ainsworth, and Roberta Zubke and husband Don of Waubay; son Dale Kohlhoff and wife Kari of Fredericsburg, Texas; adopted daughter Cynthia Wolf and husband Mike of Chamberlain, S.D.; step-sons Larry Axness of Pierpont, S.D., and Duane Axness and wife Luan of Brookings, S.D.; step-daughters Imogene Helgeson and husband Richard of Roslyn, and Marcie Beisch and husband Gene of Webster, S.D; brothers Bernard Gronke of Greenville, S.D., and William Gronke and wife Mary of Lake Geneva, Wis.; six grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 34 step-great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Velma Marie Wait, 94, of Ainsworth, July 9, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Marie Wait passed away July 5 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include husband Dick Wait of Ainsworth; daughters Karole Pokorny of Gothenburg, Janice Ammon and friend Tucker Fredrickson of Brighton, Colo., and Donna Morris and husband Jeff of Gothenburg; son James Wait and wife Val of Longmont, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Larry Rex Stahl, 71, of Bassett, July 7, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Larry Stahl passed away July 4 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include sons Todd Stahl of Bassett, and Tony Stahl of Bassett; former wife Joyce Stahl of Bassett; brother John Stahl and wife Bev of Ainsworth; sister Connie Emerson and husband Duane of Bassett; uncle Cal Croghan of Bassett; Aunt Delores Fox of Newport; and nieces and nephews.

* A celebration of life service for Marjorie Stacy Hardy, 98, of Ainsworth formerly of Marietta, Ohio, July 6, in Cottonwood Villa with burial at Marietta. Marjorie Hardy passed away July 2 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include son John Hardy and wife Marcia of Fort Mill, S.C.; daughter Diane Huston and Jim Ramm of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for William J. Huffman, 87, of Ainsworth, July 5, in the Ainsworth St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Bill Huffman passed away June 30 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center at Bassett. Survivors include daughters Mabel Boots and husband Rodney of Ashby, and Jo Ann Heath and husband Larry of Cody; sons William G. "Bill" Huffman and wife Bobbie of Bassett, and Bob Huffman and wife Sue of Bassett; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters Mabel Rodocker of Halsey, and Mary Duryea of Broken Bow; sisters-in-law Fern Huffman of Denver, Colo., Sharon Reiber and husband Merlyn of Griswold, Iowa, and Donna Smith of Maryville, Mo.; aunt Betty McMullen of Grand Island; and nieces and nephews.

* Earline W. Hanna, 81, of Ainsworth passed away Saturday, June 30, in her home. Her remains were cremated and she requested no services. Survivors include children Larry Hanna of Ainsworth, Jeannie Welke and husband Randy of Johnstown, and Anita Hannah of Gibbon; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Margo "Maggie" Ling and husband Jerry of Denver, Colo.; and nieces and nephews. Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements.

* Funeral service for Dallas R. Bennett, 92, of Bassett, June 29, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Dallas Bennett passed away June 24 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center at Bassett. Survivors include wife Lois Bennett of Bassett; daughters Faye Saar and husband Gary of Bassett, and Jaci Harmon and husband Jim of Atkinson; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Robert J. “Bob” Schrad, 86, of Albion, June 27, in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Albion with interment in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Bob Schrad passed away June 24 in the Boone County Health Center at Albion. Survivors include his wife Joyce Schrad of Albion; children Kathy Karges and husband Bruce of Columbus, Jerry Schrad and wife Jan of Bloomington, Ill., Mike Schrad and wife Dianah of Ainsworth, Steve Schrad and wife Kris of Albion, and Kevin Schrad and wife Kelly of Lincoln; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Don Schrad and wife Eldora of Columbus, Walter Schrad of Columbus, and Leonard Schrad of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister Marilyn Thomas and husband J.D. of Aurora, Colo.; and brother-in-law Del Heithoff and wife Avis of Elgin.

* Funeral service for Wretha E. Stouffer, 95, of Long Pine, June 27, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. Wretha Stouffer passed away June 23 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center at Bassett. Survivors include son Irvin Stouffer and wife Sheryl of Fairmont; daughter Lila Baxley of Bassett; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Nona Stouffer of Marshall, Mo.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Deanna Hartman, 62, of Kilgore, June 23, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church. Deanna Hartman passed away June 18. Survivors include husband Melvin Hartman of Kilgore; and brother Dallas Philamalee of Omaha.

* Funeral service for Donald Anderson, 92, of Mills, June 23, in the Mills Community Church with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery. Survivors include wife Esther Anderson of Bassett; sons Gaylord Anderson and wife Judy of Norfolk, Joe Anderson of Mills, Randy Anderson and wife Sue of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Timothy Anderson and wife Denise of Twin Valley, Minn.; sisters Gyla Bowden of Lincoln, Lois Decker and husband Paul of Grand Island, and Bee Cooper of Ainsworth; nine grandchildren; great-grand-children; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Blanche Zimbelman, 89, of Estacada, Ore., June 22, in the St. John Lutheran Church of Gregory, S.D., with inurnment in the IOOF Cemetery at Gregory.

* Graveside service for Alvin Ray Brown, 80, of McCook, June 20, at the Gaylord Cemetery near Gaylord, Kan. Alvin Ray Brown passed away June 11 near Trenton. Survivors include children Gary Brown of McCook, Johnny Ray Brown of Long Pine, and Gina Votapka and husband Charlie Jr. of Ogallala; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Bill Brown and wife Lorene of Lancaster, Calif., and Larry Brown and wife Charlene of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister Virginia Peregoy of Long Pine; and nieces and nephews.

* Graveside service for Spencer K. Lanz, 75, of Bassett, June 19, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Spencer Lanz passed away June 16 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include daughter Jody Koerperich of Newport; sister Iris Davis of Hay Springs; and nieces and nephews.

* Word has been received of the death of Ronald D. Bretz of Augusta, Ga., who passed away June 15. Ronald Bretz was a 1949 graduate of Ainsworth High School. Survivors include wife Lilian Bretz of Augusta; son Ronald Bretz Jr. and wife JanDale of Auburn, Ala.; daughter Cheryl Childs of Georgia; seven grandchildren; brother Rodney Bretz and wife Jean of New Orleans, La.; sister Cheryl Arrowsmith and husband Rex of Bassett; half-brother Cal Bretz and wife Mary of Billings, Mont.; and half-sister Karen Magnuson and husband Brian of Fremont.

* Funeral service for Norma A. "Meda" Seier, 102, of Springview, June 16, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Meda Seier passed away June 13 in her daughter's home at Norfolk. Survivors include son Jack Felton and wife Dorothy of Torrington, Wyo.; daughter Daphne Lambley of Norfolk; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Carolyn Felton of Denver, Colo., and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside memorial and inurnment service for William K. "Bill" Davis, 68, of Ekron, Ken., June 16, at the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Bill Davis passed away March 27 in Kentucky. He is a 1961 Ainsworth High School graduate. Survivors from the area include sister Marjorie Wilkins; and brothers Gary and Paul Davis.

* Funeral service for Darrell Dean Focken, 62, of Springview, June 15, in the Atkinson Presbyterian Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Darrell Focken passed away June 8 in his home. Survivors include wife Cindy Focken of Atkinson; children Jay Focken and wife Michelle of Anaconda, Mont., Suzanne Thanggratnam and husband Ano of Edwards, Wash., Tanya Sisk and husband Kevin of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Alicia Focken and Brad McConnell of Pine Bluff, Wyo., Darrin Focken and wife Victoria of Ephrata, Wash., Cassandra Wilson of Sydney, Mont., Caron Wakefield of Craig, Colo., Patrick Rhodes of Great Falls, Mont., Robert Rhodes of Great Falls, Mont., and Neal Newman of Orville, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; siblings William Focken and wife Jean of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Alica Emmons of Wimberly, Texas, Paul Focken and wife Margaret of Bassett, Doyle Focken and wife Kristi of Snyder, Colo., June Gallinaro and husband Frank of Auburn, Karen Davids and husband Roger of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Dale Focken of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Daniel Focken and wife Carol of Sebeka, Minn., and Debbie Smith and husband Ken of Universal City, Texas.

* Word has been received of the death of Shirley Ellen "Duffield" Osborn, 73, of Ainsworth, who passed away June 4, in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill. Survivors include sons Rocky and wife Helen of Lyons, and Michael of Lyons; daughter Kathy "Katie" Park and husband Donald "Dewayne" of O'Neill; step-children Glenda Mason of Grand Island, Marty Osborn of Oklahoma, James Osborn of Ainsworth, Tom Osborn of Ainsworth, and Charles Osborn of Ainsworth; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers Harold Duffied and wife Lilly of Grapeland, Texas, and David Duffield and wife Jane of Long Pine; sister Dorothy Cochran and husband Sam of Sublime, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Barbara Enzminger, 78, of Columbus formerly of Bassett, June 11, in the St. Isidore Catholic Church of Columbus with interment in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Barbara Enzminger passed away June 7 in the Creighton Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include husband Carroll Enzminger of Columbus; daughters Carol Lynn Muth and husband Gary of Columbus, and Sandra Enzminger of Columbus; sister Joan Timms of Hastings; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

* Graveside service for Ronald M. "Tom" Rose, 76, of Kilgore formerly of Springview and Chadron, June 9, at the Fairview Cemetery near Rushville with military honors. Tom Rose passed away June 6 in the Gordon Memorial Hospital.

* Funeral service for Joseph F. Frizzell, 84, of Bassett, June 9, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Joe Frizzell passed away June 6 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center at Bassett. Survivors include wife Naomi Frizzell of Bassett; children Mary Jo Davis and husband Doug of Ainsworth, Lindsey Dodds and husband Steve of Ainsworth, and Jim Frizzell and wife Phyllis of Bassett; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Ollie Provancha and husband Delmer of Lincoln; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Grace Marie Anderson, 93, of Norfolk formerly of Newport, June 9, in the Stanton Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Newport Cemetery. Grace Marie Anderson passed away June 6 in the Golden Living Center at Norfolk. Survivors include children Charles Anderson and wife Sarah of Mesa, Ariz., Chester Anderson and wife Linda of Clearfield, Iowa, Lareta Anderson of Stanton, Dan Anderson and wife Vicky of Gilbert, Ariz., and Rhonda Cadwallader and husband Randy of Stanton; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother Clarence Parker and wife Maudie of Fairbury; sister Dora Snow of Midland, Texas; and sisters-in-law Jean Parker of Las Vegas, Nev., and Fern Parker of Des Moines, Iowa.

* Graveside service for Larry W. Painter, 65, of Springview, June 5, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Larry Painter passed away June 1 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include wife Roberta Painter of Springview; sons Ben Painter of Springview, Bryon Painter and wife Kelly of Long Pine, and Monty Painter and wife Angie of Springview; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; mother Mildred Painter of Bassett; siblings Marlin Painter of Schererville, Ind., Donnie Painter and wife Marcia of Bassett, Donita Painter of Ainsworth, and Roger Painter and wife Janet of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Shelia Bejot and husband Joe of Ainsworth; brother-in-law Leonard Fernau and wife Cheri of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Dorothy E. Jones, 83, of Ainsworth, June 4, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Dorothy Jones passed away May 31 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include husband Lyle "Jack" Jones of Ainsworth; children Sandy Clapper and husband Dan of Johnstown, Gary Jones and wife Shari of Ainsworth, and Sue Porter of Ainsworth; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; brother Gene Allen and wife Susie of Ainsworth; sisters Wauneta Keller of North Platte, and Evelyn Hill of Stuart; and nieces and nephews.

* A celebration of life service for Clayton Sharp, 71, of Muscatine, Iowa, formerly of Ainsworth and Valentine, June 2, in the Cottage Grove Community Center at Muscatine. Clayton Sharp passed away May 22 at Davenport, Iowa. Survivors include wife Vivian Sharp of Muscatine; sons Rocky Sharp and wife Felicia, and Tony Sharp and wife Tawnya, all of Muscatine; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters Esther Klinetobe of Ainsworth, Lila Daniels of Ainsworth, Linda Douglas of Muscatine, and Fae Smith of Creighton; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Margaret Palmer, 92, of Littleton, Colo. formerly of Orient, S.D., June 2, in the United Church of Faulkton, S.D. with burial in the Orient Prairie View Cemetery. Margaret Palmer passed away May 27 in her daughter's home at Littleton, Colo. Survivors include sons Rod Palmer and friend Diette Glenn of Ainsworth, and Jerry Palmer of Littleton, Colo.; daughter Rebecca Elliot and husband Jay of Oak Creek, Colo.; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

* A graveside service for Eunice M. Crotty, 91, of Ainsworth, June 1 at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Eunice Crotty passed away May 29 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include sons Don Bower of Ainsworth, and Dick Bower of Eufaula, Ala.; daughter Ann Fields of Long Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and siblings Miriam "Mim" Davis and husband Clint of Bassett, Donna DeWeese of North Platte, and Garry Byington of North Port, Fla, nieces and nephews.

* A family memorial service for Virgil Wilson, 69, of Crookston, will be held at a later date. Virgil Wilson passed away May 23 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include wife Connie Wilson of Crookston; daughter Tamra Jean Woodson of Chadron; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* Graveside services for Kenneth Dillon and Roberta Lewis Dillon May 26, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Kenneth Dillon passed away July 18, 2011, in Union Printers Home at Colorado Springs, Colo. Roberta Lewis Dillon passed away Dec. 14, 2005, at Colorado Springs. Survivors include children and step-children Marcia Whitson and husband Bill of St. Louis, Mo., Sydney Voss and husband Kayo of Spokane, Wash., Brad Dillon and wife Connie of Ainsworth, Dean Dillon and wife Deb of Sheridan, Wyo., Sean Dillon and wife Karen of Sterling, Colo., John Dillon and wife Michelle of Lake George, Colo., Jeannie Keim of Shelby; and Rick Morrow and wife Lori of Midland, Texas; sister Genevieve Lackaff and husband Richard; brothers Duane Lewis and wife Lois, and Keith Lewis and wife Juanna Beth; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Graveside service for Winifred J. "Winnie" Parker, 91, of Bassett, May 22, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Winnie Parker passed away May 17 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include great-nephews Joe Leonard and wife Christi and family of Bassett, and David Leonard and wife Carol and family of Valentine; and other family members.

* Graveside service for Donna L. Fernau, 88, of Ainsworth, May 21, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Donna Fernau passed away May 17 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include son Leonard Fernau and wife Cheri of Ainsworth; daughters Sheila Bejot and husband Joe of Ainsworth, and Roberta Painter and husband Larry of Springview; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister Darlene Hall of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Betty Staal of Chadron; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Donovan E. Andersen, 80, of Ainsworth, May 18, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Donovan Andersen passed away May 13 in Cottonwood Villa at Ainsworth. Survivors include sons Jeff Andersen and wife Patty of Norden, and Scott Andersen and wife Rox Ann of Mitchell, S.D.; two grandchildren; sister Edith Keller of Bassett; brother Elmer Andersen and wife Theona of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Rose M. Kopecky, 74, of Spencer, May 18, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the Parish Cemetery. Rose Kopecky passed away May 13 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Sharon R. Fox, 73, of Newport, May 17, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the Newport Cemetery. Sharon Fox passed away May 14 in the Faith Regional Hospital at Norfolk. Survivors include her husband Floyd D. Fox of Newport and Stuart; sons Kent Fox and wife Jill of Stuart, Kenneth Fox and wife Stephanie of Jamestown, N.D., and Keith Fox of Jefferson, N.D.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Doug Tetherow, 77, of Valentine, May 17, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church with interment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Doug Tetherow passed away May 13 at Omaha. Survivors include wife Erma Tetherow of Valentine; son Chuck Tetherow of Crookston; daughter Cindy Randall of Blair; and brother Dick Tetherow of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Marjorie Spann, 97, of Gregory, S.D., May 16, in the Gregory Berean Church with burial in the West Enterprise Cemetery. Marjorie Spann passed away May 11 in the Avera Gregory Health Center. Survivors include daughters Cora Spann of Gregory, and Midge Luikens and husband Alvin of Yankton, S.D.; sons Larry Spann and wife Roberta of Gregory, and Jim Spann and wife Carolynn of Gregory; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Maxine Jamison of Springview, and Bernice Seaburger of Bassett.

* Funeral service for Ted Olson Sr., 76, of Atkinson, May 15, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Ted Olson Sr. passed away May 11 in the Sanford Medical Center at Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include his wife Helen Olson of Atkinson; children Ted Olson Jr. and wife Marlene of Atkinson, Dan Olson and wife Lori of Atkinson, Robin Olson and wife Becky of Atkinson, and Suzanne Welling and husband Sam of Atkinson; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Carroll Olson and wife Carol of Atkinson; and sisters Donna Swift and husband Dwain of Pickstown, S.D., and Shirley Baumann of Alberta, Ala.

* Funeral service for Sharon Dill, 69, of Valentine, May 15, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Sharon Dill passed away May 10 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Bill Dill of Valentine; sons Thomas Knutson of Kansas City, Mo., and Scott Knutson of Lincoln; and one brother.

* A memorial service for Dorothy Mae Jones, 91, of Ainsworth, May 14, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church. Dorothy Jones passed away May 8 in the Oakwood Assisted Living Center at Valentine. Survivors include children Beverly Smith of Ainsworth, Pat Preble of Ainsworth, and Dennis Jones of Ainsworth; and brother Harold Naylor of Omaha.

* Funeral service for Alfred Giles, 66, of Fullerton formerly of Elsmere, May 9, in the Purdum United Church of Christ with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Alfred Giles passed away May 4 in the Genoa Hospital. Survivors include sons Brent Giles of Newport, Dillon McIntosh of Minden, and Stephen Giles of Gordon; four grandchildren; sisters Yvonne Cox of Purdum, Vicky Terwilliger of Texas, and Barbara Nilson of Springview; and brothers Kenneth Giles of Elsmere, and Ryland Giles of Ceresco.

* Funeral service for Mary Hazel Mattern, 97, of Ainsworth, May 8, in Ainsworth St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Hazel Mattern passed away May 4 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include son Wayne Mattern and wife Maxine of Ainsworth; daughters Judy Hearn and husband Jack of Weatherford, Texas, and Pat Van Winkle and fiance Everett Lech of Ord; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother Bob Burgess and wife Huldah of Hyannis; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Violette Nagy, 99, of Stuart formerly of Purdum, May 8, in the Purdum United Church of Christ with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Violette Nagy passed away May 1 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include son Dan Nagy of Long Pine; daughter Linda Clark of Lakeview, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Alma Donason Mundorf, 82, of Schuyler formerly of the Long Pine and Bassett area, May 5, in Svoboda Funeral Home of Schuyler with inurnment to be held in the Springview Cemetery. Alma Donason Mundorf passed away May 1 in the Golden Living Center at Schuyler. Survivors include son LeRoy Painter of Schuyler; brothers Louis Donason and wife Martha of Ogallala, and Charley Donason of Long Pine; sister Juanita Maves of Hewitt, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Mary Kathleen Mundhenke, 94, of Grand Junction, Colo., formerly of Ainsworth, May 5, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Kathleen Mundhenke passed away April 29 in the Mantey Heights Care Center at Grand Junction. Survivors include sons Gary Mundhenke and wife Sherry of Hutchinson, Kan., and Todd Mundhenke of Ainsworth; daughter Rita Shenkel and husband Roger of Grand Junction; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Opal Alice Schoenenberger, 90, of Burwell formerly of Bassett, May 3, in the Sandhills Baptist Fellowship of Ericson with burial in the Stuart Cemetery. Opal Schoenenberger passed away April 28 in the Community Memorial Health Center at Burwell. Survivors include sons Jerry Schoenenberger and wife Milrae of Ericson, and Alan Schoenenberger and wife Diana of Keenesburg, Colo.; daughter Alice Joy Stork and husband Michael of Fremont; son-in-law Terry Hazard of Omaha; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and step-daughter Nola Hagberg and husband Morris of Spencer.

* Funeral service for Vivian Hafsaas, 86, of Spencer, April 30, in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Bristow with burial in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Vivian Hafsaas passed away April 25 in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* Funeral service for Jim Colvin, 82, of Valentine, April 28, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Jim Colvin passed away April 25 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include wife Joyce Colvin of Valentine; son Tim Colvin of Valentine; daughters Dixie Colvin of Albuquerque, N.M., and LaDel Colvin Jankord of Rapid City, S.D.; step-children Jan Epke of Valentine, J.D. Carr of Yankton, S.D., and Ross Bartlett of St. Edward; and half-sister Elaine Baker formerly of Merriman.

* Funeral service for Corrina Gardner, 72, of Bristow, will be held at a later date. Corrina Gardner passed away Wednesday, April 25, in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* Funeral service for Ephraim "Abe" Guthmiller, 97, of Butte, April 28, in the Butte Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Abe Guthmiller passed away April 24 in the Journey House at Lincoln.

* A memorial service for Clyde W. Grunke, 96, of Ainsworth, April 27, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Clyde Grunke passed away Dec. 28, 2011, in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include son Dwain Grunke of Ainsworth; daughter Myrna Newman and husband Bobby Brooks of Kansas City, Mo.; brothers Roy Grunke and wife Marlene of Norfolk, and Jerry Grunke and wife Mary of Sealy, Texas; sisters Delpha Hinman and husband Arthur of Highland Ranch, Colo., and Delores Lindhorst of Littleton, Colo; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Alfred H. Camin, 93, of Butte, April 24, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Butte with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Alfred Camin passed away April 19 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney.

* Funeral service for Sharon Frye Rasmussen, 68, of Kennard formerly of Ainsworth, April 23, in the First United Methodist Church of Blair with burial in the Kennard Cemetery. Sharon Rasmussen passed away April 18 at Blair. Survivors include companion LeRoy Lorsch of Kennard; children Tammy Kelly of Ainsworth, Randy Frye and wife Sheila of Omaha, Ronnie Frye and wife Tabitha of Hodgenville, Ken., and Chris Snurr and wife Peggy of Beatrice; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Stanley M. Stec, 76, of Long Pine, April 23, in the Bassett Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery at Long Pine. Stanley Stec passed away April 18 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include wife Lee Stec of Long Pine; sons Father Michael Stec of Syracuse, and Mark Stec of Long Pine; daughters LeAnn Farran and husband Eric of Rogersville, Mo., Catherine McArthur and husband Trevor of Lincoln, and Barbara Kadlec and husband Michael of David City; 14 grandchildren; brother Peter Stec and wife Rosella of Gretna; sisters Bernice Voller and husband Harold of Beatrice, and Teresa Murphy and husband Jay of Arizona; sisters-in-law Shirley Stec of Rapid City, S.D., Beverly Stec of Pomona, Calif., and Delores Stec of Valentine; and nieces and nephews.

* A celebration of life service for LaVina “Rae” Helm, 70, of Granby, Colo., April 21, in the Bassett Emmanuel Community Church. Rae Helm passed away Jan. 11 in her daughter’s home at Lisco. Survivors include daughters Teresa Sherfey and husband Lyle of Lisco; Maureen Helm or Granby; Marisela Munguia and husband Gus Arechiga of Hermosillo, Mexico; brothers Tom Finnegan and wife Mary Ann of Sun City, Ariz., Jim Finnegan of Sioux City, and Don Finnegan and wife Jeannie of Glendale, Ariz.; sister LaDonna “Kay” Olsen and husband Mike of Sioux City; brother- and sister-in-law Eugene and Judy Helm of Anderson, Ind.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; an aunt; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Eleanor I. Haskell, 99, of Halsey, April 20, in the United Church of Christ of Halsey with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Eleanor Haskell passed away April 17 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include son Willard Haskell of Ainsworth; daughters Karen Jacobson of Arnold, Shirley Johnson and husband LeRoy of Mason City, and Becky Collier and husband Walter of Dunning; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Betty Waltman and husband Bus of Chadron; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Tammy Marie Reynolds, 46, of Bonesteel, S.D., April 18, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer with burial in the Bristow City Cemetery. She passed away April 15 in her home.

* Funeral service for T. John Stec, 90, of Bassett, April 18, in the Holy Cross Catholic Church of Bassett with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. John Stec passed away April 12 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include wife Helen Stec of Bassett; daughter Jeanne Stec of Crete; son Roger Stec and wife Sheri of Bassett; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Sister Rose Stec with the Sisters of Mercy at Omaha; sister-in-law Delores Stec of Grand Island; brother-in-law Robert Vesper and wife Gloria of Burnet, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Dana Ruth Fink, 89, of Elsmere, April 16, in the Elsmere Bible Church with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. She passed away April 10, at Kearney. Survivors include children Kathryn Austin and husband Gary of Omaha, Roger Fink and wife Sheila of Curtis, Benjamin Fink and wife Teri of Elsmere, and Ray Fink and wife Kerry of Dunning; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Junior Milleson and wife Marlene of Dunning; brother-in-law Nick Nicholson of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister-in-law Pearl Fink of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Elsmere Bible Church or to the Purdum Cemetery.

* Funeral service for Sheridan D. Wells, 88, of Spencer, April 10, in the Spencer Wesleyan Church with burial in the Union Cemetery and military honors to be conducted by the Spencer American Legion Post. Sheridan Wells passed away April 4 in the Norfolk Veterans Home.

* Funeral service for Orlon Clausen, 101, of Atkinson formerly of Butte, April 9, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Orlon Clausen passed away April 5 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Mildred Tiefenthaler, 94, of Butte, April 9, in the St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the Butte Parish Cemetery. Mildred Tiefenthaler passed away April 5 in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* A celebration of life service for Ernest E. "Ernie" Ritterbush, 96, of Bassett, April 7, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Springview. Ernie Ritterbush passed away March 22 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center at Bassett. Survivors include son Eldon Ritterbush and wife Kathryn of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter Yvonne Guilfoil and husband Arnold of Rose Hill, Kan.; stepson David Harlan and wife Phyllis of Bassett; stepdaughter Joyce Elger and husband Paul of North Platte; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Martha Schoettger of Mills, Edith Wentworth of Springview, and Margaret Strickland of Anaheim, Calif.; brother-in-law Larry "Short" Thomas of Gregory, S.D.; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Larry J. Woodruff, 68, of Butte, April 4, in the Butte Community Bible Church. Larry Woodruff passed away March 31. Survivors from the area include daughter Roberta Denny and husband Tim of Ainsworth; and two grandchildren.

* Funeral service  for Dolores G. Minshall, 87, of Bassett, April 3, in the New Hope Community Church of Springview with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery.  Dolores Minshall passed away March 31 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center of Bassett. Survivors include sister Getha Swanson of Bassett; and nieces and nephews. Memorials have been suggested to the Rock County Long Term Care Center.

* A memorial service for Leland T. Haun II, 72, of Ainsworth and Fresno, Calif., March 31, in the Hope Lutheran Church of Fresno, Calif. Leland Haun passed away March 16 in his home. Survivors include wife Carol; daughter Lauri Jones and husband Blake of Kingsburg, Calif.; two grandchildren; sister Marianna Haun; daughter-in-law Jenny Haun; nephews, cousins and other family members.

* Funeral service for George Heinert, 90, of Mission, S.D., March 31, in the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Valentine with interment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. George Heinert passed away March 24 in his home. Survivors include children Sharon Cady of Bon Carbo, Colo., Roland Heinert and wife Darlene of Martin, S.D., Bev Farr and husband Tom of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Steve Heinert and wife Freda of Mission, S.D.

* Funeral service for Marian DeNaeyer, 80, of Valentine, March 29, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with interment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Marian DeNaeyer passed away March 25 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Dianne Hamling of Valentine and Cindy Zollinger of Wellsville, Utah; and brothers Bus Keech of Kearns, Utah, and Gerald Keech of Valentine.

* A memorial service for Erma D. Lorensen, 97, of O'Neill formerly of Spencer, March 28, in the Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer with inurnment in the Union Cemetery. Erma Lorensen passed away March 25 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill.

* A memorial service for Bryan Arganbright, 59, of Omaha formerly of Valentine, March 28, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church with interment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Bryan Argenbright passed away March 2 in his home. Survivors include mother Vanetta Arganbright of Valentine; brother Warren Arganbright of Valentine; and sister Lynette Arganbright-Quapp of Meridian, Idaho.

* Funeral service for Cindy Shelbourn, 52, of Valentine, March 26, in the Valentine Assembly of God Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Cindy Shelbourn passed away March 22 at Chadron. Survivors include daughters Rachel Zwieg of Owatonna, Minn., and Alicia Arrizola of Austin, Minn.; mother Ilene Shelbourn of Valentine; sisters Vicky Wanless of Chadron and Diane Clark of Lennox, S.D.; and brother Jerry Shelbourn of Valentine. 

* Funeral service for Thomasina Parker, 87, of Valentine, March 26, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Thomasina Parker passed away March 19 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include sons Ron Parker of Tucson, Ariz., Ken Parker of Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada, Dallas Parker of Tucson, and Randy Parker of St. Cloud, Minn.; and brothers Clair Thomas of San Jose, Calif., and Vern Thomas of Greely, Colo.

* Funeral service for Jerry Vander Wey, 85, of Crookston, March 24, in the Lakeview Christian Reformed Church with burial in the Lakeview Cemetery. Jerry Vander Wey passed away March 20 at Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include wife Altha Vander Wey Crookston; children Bonnie Green of Scottsbluff, Kervan Vander Wey of Perry, Mich., Carla Sybesma of Platte, S.D., and Rick Vander Wey of Valentine; and brothers Urban Vander Wey of Kilgore, and Clarence Vander Wey of San Antonio, Texas.

* Funeral service for Mary A. Johnson, 75, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth, March 24, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Mary Johnson passed away March 17 in the Independence House at Lincoln. Survivors include children Jim Johnson of Lincoln, Joy Shiffermiller and husband Dave of Lincoln, Jeff Johnson and wife Dawn of Lincoln, Janeen Ward of Lincoln, Jerry Johnson and wife Michelle of Big Lake, Minn., and Joel Coash-Johnson and wife Kelly of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; twin sister Mildred Swim of Atkinson; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Dorine T. Green, 94, of Bassett, March 23, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Dorine Green passed away March 17 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include sons Kenneth Green and wife Marilyn of Pender, Harold Green and wife Elizabeth of Bakersfield, Calif., James Green and wife Lynn of Fort Myers, Fla., and Gary Green and wife Jennifer of Bassett; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Harvey Gunnink, 91, of Lakeview, March 22, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Harvey Gunnink passed away March 16 at Rapid City, S.D. Survivors include son Jay Gunnink of Lakeview; and daughters Jean Burge of Valentine, and Janel Schubauer of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Richard A. Pilkington, 84, of Springview, March 21, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Richard Pilkington passed away March 14 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include wife Pauline Pilkington of Springview; sons Chuck Pilkington and wife Paula of Kensett, Iowa, and Clifford Pilkington and wife Ranae of Cairo; daughter Caroline Pilkington and husband Duane Weston of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Helen E. Foster, 87, of Long Pine, March 20, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Helen Foster passed away March 14 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include step-daughters Judy Jones of Georgetown, Texas, and Oleta Gay Foster of Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Erma Denny of Long Pine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Joseph Nagy, 95, of Stuart, March 20, in the Purdum United Church of Christ with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Joseph Nagy passed away March 16 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Violette Nagy of Stuart; son Dan Nagy and wife Jackie of Long Pine; daughter Linda and husband Clark of Lakeview, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Kenneth F. Sybrant, 95, of Bassett, March 19, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Sybrant Cemetery near Bassett. Kenneth Sybrant passed away March 14 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include wife Gladys Sybrant of Bassett; children Dale Sybrant and wife Jacque of Bassett, Allen Sybrant and wife Deb of Bassett, Mary Roggasch and husband Don of Rose, Jim Sybrant and wife Kelly of Bassett; and Kyle Sybrant and wife Sheila of Bassett; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Waldron K. "Bud" Rynearson, 90, of Ainsworth, March 19, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Bud Rynearson passed away March 14 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include niece Gay Pomidora and husband Frank of Omaha; nephew Scott Rynearson and wife Nina of Folsom, Calif.; sister-in-law LouAnn Carr of Springview; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Kathryn S. Morrow, 99, of Ainsworth, March 17, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Kathryn Morrow passed away March 11 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Marthajean Goad and husband Robert of Lincoln, Calif., and Ardi Flyr and husband Gary of Gardnerville, Nev.; sons Jim Morrow and wife Carol of Knapp, Wis., and Bill Morrow and wife Julie of Bridgeport; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Thomas Anthony Welsh, 71, of Atkinson, March 17, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Thomas Welsh passed away March 13 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include wife Sharon Welsh of Atkinson; children Mike Welsh of Atkinson, Sheri Welsh of O'Neill, Tom Welsh and wife Christine of Atkinson, Michelle Park and husband Gary of Ewing, and Jim Welsh and wife Cheryl of O'Neill; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

* Funeral service for Alice Irene Ebert, 88, of Bassett, March 17, in the Emmanuel Community Church of Bassett. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. MDT Monday, March 19, in the Evergreen Cemetery at Deer Trail, Colo. Alice Ebert passed away March 14 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center at Bassett. Survivors include sons Larry Ebert and wife Kenna of Bassett, and Kerry Ebert and wife Cathy of Bassett; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

* Funeral service for Ed Schemm, 78, of Valentine, March 16, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Ed Schemm passed away March 10 at Omaha. Survivors include wife Carole of Valentine; daughters Lori Shelbourn of Valentine, and Linda Dilsaver of Cheyenne, Wyo.; son Steve Schemm of Pella, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; sister Dorothy Bazyn of Valentine; and brothers Harland Schemm of Valentine and Richard Schemm of Scotsbluff.

* Funeral service for June M. Griebel, 51, of Grand Island formerly of Ainsworth, March 16, in the Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island with burial in the Douglas Grove Cemetery near Comstock. June Griebel passed away March 12 in her home. Survivors include husband Alan Griebel of Grand Island; daughter Erin Hawkins and husband Michael of Omaha; son Chad Griebel and wife Courtney of St. Paul; four grandchildren; brothers Darrel Fischer and wife Sandy of Burwell, and Leonard Fischer and wife Ruth of Delaware; sister Linda Fischer of Loveland, Colo.; and several cousins, including two cousins locally.

* Funeral service for Margie L. Edwards, 79, of Ainsworth, March 16, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Margie Edwards passed away March 12 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Debra Baxter and husband Gary of Norfolk; son Richard L. Edwards and wife Irene of Clinton, N.C.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Betty Staal of Chadron; sisters Donna Fernau of Ainsworth, and Darlene Hall of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Gertrude Foster, 92, of Sparks, March 15, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine with interment at a later date. Gertrude Foster passed away March 11 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include children Jean Colona, of Independence, Mo., Kaye Scully of Lincoln, Ken Foster of Mulino, Ore., Patricia Stalley of Riverton, Wyo., Mary Parker of Lincoln, Nancy Swezey of Doniphan, Rose Ann Ewan of Sparks, Ruth Foster of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Clara Jo Broneman of Harrold, S.D.; sister Irma Fredrickson of Ainsworth; and sisters-in-law Darlene Ryschon of Valentine, and Martha Foster of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Kenneth Lee Erickson, 47, of Arlington, March 15, in the Arlington Auditorium with burial in the Prairie View Cemetery. Kenny Erickson passed away March 11 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Survivors include children Lindsey, Cody and Zach of Arlington; special friend Julie Vodicka and her children Evan and Lauren; parents Derald and Cheryl Erickson; brother Kyle Erickson; sister Kelly Kubie and husband Jason; grandmother Naomi Garner; and two nephews.

* A memorial service for Robert "Cobb" Hood, 73, of Butte, will be held at a later date. Cobb Hood passed away Saturday, March 10, in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* Funeral service for Rebecca "Becki" Krieger, 61, of Atkinson, March 10, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Becki Krieger passed away March 6 in the Clarkson Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include children Staci Krieger of Denver, Colo., and Korby Krieger and wife Nikki of Atkinson; mother Lola Jonas of Atkinson; sisters Peggy Tejral of Atkinson, and Barbara Stout and husband Royce of Bassett; brother Ron Jonas of Atkinson; and four grandchildren.

* A memorial Mass for Frances C. Goethals, 84, of Butte, March 10, in the St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Fairfax, S.D. Frances Goethals passed away March 8 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill. Survivors include daughter Gladys Fritz.

* Funeral service for Barb Sterba of Cozad, March 10, in the Cozad Funeral Home. Survivors from the area include brother Justin Nickless and wife Jenny of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Maxine Nickless; and a niece and nephew.

* Funeral service for Merlon Boyd, 99, of Springview, March 9, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Merlon Boyd passed away March 4 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include children Delpha Fairbanks and husband George of White River, S.D., Delbert Boyd and wife Wilma of Sequim, Wash., DeAnne Vaughn and husband Ray of Naper, Dixie Worth and husband Larry of Springview, Dorene Boyd of Winner, S.D., and Della Boyd of Winner, S.D.; daughter-in-law Louise Boyd of Stanton; 22 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; sister Meda Seier of Springview; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Richard Dean Shepperd, 72, of Springview, will be held at a later date. Richard Dean Shepperd passed away March 1 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include daughters Linda Buda of Golden, Colo., and Julie Gonzales of Austin, Texas; sons Weston Shepperd of Albuquerque, N.M., and Eric Shepperd of Albuquerque; and sisters Shirley Ernest of Denver, Colo., and Sharon Orton of Springview.

* Funeral service for Getha H. Nelson, 88, of Ainsworth, March 8, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Getha Nelson passed away March 2 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include daughters Virginia "Vicki" McDermott and husband Niels of Grand Island, Barbara Good-Small and husband Buddy of Ainsworth, and Marti Jo Harrison of Spokane, Wash.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Waldron "Bud" Rynearson of Ainsworth; sister-in-law LouAnn Carr of Springview; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Nella Mae Adams, 98, of Springview, March 7, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Springview. Nella Adams passed away March 3 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, including Joe Cockrell and wife Annelle of Canyon, Texas, Leon Pittman of Chickasha, Okla., and Melvin Pittman and wife Susan of California.

* Memorial service for Lorraine O. Mohr, 90, of Butte, March 5, in the Butte Community Bible Church. Lorraine Mohr passed away March 1 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill. Survivors include children Diann Arp and husband Gary of Hooper, Duane Mohr and wife Helen of Butte, Dorrinda Ellwanger and husband Dale of Bassett, Darla Kirwan and husband Kevin of Hooper, and Jana Osborne and husband Ed of Center.

* A graveside service for Zella J. Welke, 92, of Ainsworth, March 3, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Zella Welke passed away Feb. 29 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include son Jim Welke and wife Paula of Long Pine; daughter Patricia Welke of Fairbury; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Nada F. Dittmar, 98, of Stuart formerly of Long Pine, will be held at a later date. Nada Dittmar passed away Friday, Feb. 24, in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. There will be no visitation. Survivors include four grandchildren, including Gary Hutcheson and wife Joyce of Long Pine; nine great-grandchildren, including Michelle Sinsel and husband Tim of Ainsworth; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Memorials have been suggested to the Long Pine Community Center or to the Heritage House Museum of Long Pine. Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements.

* Funeral service for S. Deloris (Cook) Morrison, 92, of Lincoln, formerly of Ainsworth, Feb. 23, in the Wyuka Funeral Home of Lincoln with burial in the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Deloris Morrison passed away Feb. 18 at Lincoln. Survivors include sons Ken Morrison and wife Pat of Lincoln, and Larry Morrison and wife Cathy of Omaha; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Mildred Leonard of Chadron; brother-in-law Willy Veili of California; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Robert Hill, 86, of Valentine, Feb. 18, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Robert Hill passed away Feb. 11 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include wife Alice Hill of Valentine; sons Edward Hill of Kilgore, and Wesley Hill of Kilgore; daughter Joy Osborne of North Platte; brother Leo Hill of Colorado; and sisters Avis Anderson of Casper, Wyo., and Iva Haines of Casper.

* Funeral service for Ronald Kinzer, 84, of Gregory, S.D., formerly of rural Colome, S.D., Feb. 17, in the Berean Fundamental Church of Gregory with burial in the Colome Cemetery with military honors. Ronald Kinzer passed away Feb. 13. Survivors include wife Evelyn Kinzer of Gregory; son Marlin Kinzer and wife Joni of Rapid City, S.D.; daughter Cheryl of Rapid City, S.D.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for E.C. "Bud" Kunz, 90, of Stuart, Feb. 16, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Bud Kunz passed away Feb. 12 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include wife Mary Kunz of Stuart; children Jan Kramer and husband Dan of Atkinson, Sue Pokorny and husband Randy of Winner, S.D., Kathy Friedrich of Norfolk, Sandra Kramer and husband John of Stuart, and Bob Kunz and wife Kathy of Stuart; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister Florence Flannigan of North Platte; and brother Bert Kunz and wife Edy of Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Roland L. Hornback, 74, of Spencer. Feb. 15, in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Fairfax, S.D., with burial in the Union Cemetery at Spencer. Roland Hornback passed away Feb. 11 in the Faith Regional Hospital at Norfolk.

* Memorial service for Sherry Ann Thomas, 52, of Ainsworth, Feb. 15, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church. Sherry Thomas passed away Feb. 11 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include special friend Bob Allen of Ainsworth; children Ryan Dobbe and wife Dana of Chicago, Ill., Sarah Wall and husband Matt of Kearney, Brittany Haugen of Lincoln, and Brandy Connell and husband Ryan of Long Pine; seven grandchildren; mother Ellen "Sunny" Kyser and husband Charlie of Ainsworth; brothers Alan Thomas and wife Heidi of Arapahoe, and Bob Thomas and wife Lori of O'Neill; and numerous other family members.

* Funeral service for Dorothy F. Zoerb, 88, of Ainsworth,  Feb. 15, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Dorothy Zoerb passed away Feb. 10 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include son Larry Zoerb of Long Pine; daughter Tammy Zuver and husband Don of Chadron; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Evelyn Bain of Burke, S.D., Leah Jane Bain of Maui, Hawaii, and Betty Zoerb of Parkston, S.D.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Betty Jane Ogden, 85, of O'Neill, Feb. 4, in the Faith Wesleyan Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Betty Ogden passed away Feb. 1 in Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill. Survivors include children Jerry Ogden and wife Pat of Lawrence, Kan., Don Ogden and wife Ellen of Atkinson, Larry Ogden and wife Marlene of Atkinson, Janet Hoffman and husband Gary of O'Neill, Gary Ogden and wife Pam of South Sioux City, Bill Ogden and wife Jane of O'Neill, Judy Hagan and husband Steve of Atkinson, Joan Greger and husband Dan of Stuart, Joy Raasch and husband Mark of Marathon, Iowa, Jean Hamilton and husband Mark of Lincoln, and Janice Ogden of Lincoln; 28 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Mary Ellen McKay, 89, of Atkinson, Feb. 3, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Mary Ellen McKay passed away Jan. 28 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include sons Mike McKay and wife Carol of Center, and Marke McKay and wife Sam of Gering; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother Richard Miller and wife Marie of Watertown, S.D.; and a nephew.

* Funeral services for James "Jim" Mellor, 71, of Butte, Feb. 1, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Butte with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Jim Mellor passed away Jan. 27 in the Country View Manor at Butte.

* Funeral service for Karen Soles, 73, of Wood Lake, Jan. 30, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth East Park Cemetery. Karen Soles passed away Jan. 26 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Cammie Waits and husband Brad of Ainsworth; son Greg Soles and wife Teri of Ainsworth; brother Gene Schlueter and wife Marianne of Wood Lake; brother-in-law Ralph Soles and wife Gayle of Fairfax, S.D.; sister-in-law Mariel Fegley of Bassett; and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Lloyd H. Claasen, 81, of Spencer, Jan. 30, in the Spencer Our Saviour Lutheran Church with burial in the Union Cemetery at Spencer. Lloyd Claasen passed away Jan. 26 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Geneva A. Hansen, 94, of Bassett, Jan. 28, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Geneva Hansen passed away Jan. 24 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill. Survivors include son Kenneth Hansen and wife Nola of Bassett; daughters Gladys Holley of Corpus Christi, Texas, Ella Shaw and husband Jim of Bassett, Luan Klemann of Whitten, S.D., and Joan Brown and husband Vern of Bassett; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Mary Ann Kennedy, 71, of Stuart,  Jan. 28, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Mary Ann Kennedy passed away Jan. 22 in her home. Survivors include children Dan Rogers and wife Julie of Watertown, S.D., Deborah Isacksen and husband Peter of Hermosa Beach, Calif., Pat Kennedy and wife Sandra of Atkinson, Sonya Paxton of Stuart, and Amber Vogel and husband Luke of Stuart; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother Frank Harmon of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Carol Jean Carr, 70, of O'Neill, Jan. 27, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Carol Jean Carr passed away Jan. 23 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill. Survivors include sons Bob Carr of O'Neill, and Jeff Carr and wife Sheila of Inman; sister Geneva Maxine and husband Leo Hohnstein of Scottsbluff; brothers Duane Fay Pickinpaugh and wife Bertha of Caster, Wyo., and Charles Ray Pickinpaugh of Newport; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Tressa Marie Wright, 18, of Atkinson, Jan. 26, in the Faith Wesleyan Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Tressa Wright passed away Jan. 21 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Survivors include parents Kim Wright of Atkinson, and Tyler Wright of O'Neill; sisters Karissa Wright and Gabrielle Wright, both of Atkinson, and Cheyenne Wright of O'Neill; brother Xander Wright of O'Neill; grandparents Gwen and Norm Peterson of Page, Brad and Connie Dillon of Ainsworth, and Shirley Chmiel of O'Neill; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

* Funeral service for Mary Anne Rossenbach, 76, of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Springview, Jan. 25, in the Ainsworth St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Springview. Mary Ann Rossenbach passed away Jan. 18 at Harlingen. Survivors include husband Donald Rossenbach of Harlingen; children Dennis Rossenbach of West Fargo, N.D., Roger Rossenbach of Emmett, Idaho, John "J.R." Rossenbach and wife Connie of Ainsworth, and Denise Anderson and husband Tim of Twin Valley, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Loretta Melcher and husband Ron of Valentine; brothers George Sherman and wife Marie of Valentine, and Bill Sherman and wife Roberta of Valentine; sister-in-law Mary Lou Kerr of Valentine; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Fern Fernau, 73, of Valentine, Jan. 21, in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Fern Fernau passed away Jan. 17 in the Good Samaritan Health Center at Kearney. Survivors include sons Gayle Fernau of Valentine, Curt Fernau of Crookston, and Brad Fernau of Crookston; brothers Richard Ormesher of Valentine, and Wayne Ormesher of Fort Pierre, S.D.; and sister Lita Leach of Rapid City, S.D.

* Graveside service for Maudie Georgia Mauch, 89, of Sun City, Ariz., Jan. 21, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Maudie Georgia Mauch passed away Jan. 16 in her home. Survivors include husband Duane Mauch of Sun City; children Sharon Mercure and husband Norris of Clarinda, Iowa, David Mauch and wife Robin of Grand Junction, Colo., and Robin Butcher and husband William of Kinderhook, N.Y.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for LeRoy J. Buoy, 68, of Bassett, Jan. 20, in the Bassett Legion Club with interment at a later date in the Thurman Cemetery. LeRoy Buoy passed away Jan. 15 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include wife Loranda Buoy of Bassett; daughter Angela Buoy and fiancÚ Rodney Wallace of Riverton, Wyo.; son Kasey Buoy and wife Flora of Corvallis, Mont.; brother Larry Buoy and wife Donna; sister Jannett Scheberger and husband Lucky; five grandchildren; aunts, uncles nieces and nephews.

* Graveside service for Nyle O. "Bud" Zahradnicek, 76, of Ainsworth, Jan. 19, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine with full military honors. Bud Zahradnicek passed away Jan. 15 in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center at North Platte. Survivors include special friend Debbie Killion of Ainsworth; children Sean Zahradnicek and wife Barb of North Platte, Tauna Moore and husband John of North Platte, and Michael Wooters and wife Melissa of Hatfield, Penn.; seven grandchildren; brother Eddie Zahradnicek and wife Ellie of Long Pine; sisters Naomi Zahradnicek of Colome, S.D.; brother-in-law Jack Dillon of Springview; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Marvin A. Lewis, 77, of Bassett, Jan. 18, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Marvin Lewis passed away Jan. 13 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include daughters Melanie Martin and husband Jack of Springview, and Tanjie Petr and husband Randy of Hastings; sons Milton Lewis of Newport, Gaylen Lewis and wife Sherry of Dunning, Dustin Lewis and wife Brenda of Bassett, and Shad Lewis of Bassett; 15 grandchildren; brother Lyle Lewis and wife Marsha of Montpelier, Idaho; sister Lola Stallcup and Lead, S.D.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Adah Neubauer, 86, of Broken Bow formerly of Purdum,  Jan. 15, in the Purdum United Church of Christ.

* Funeral service for Francis Wescott, 86, of Brewster, Jan. 10, in the Brewster School gymnasium with burial in the Brewster Cemetery. Francis Wescott passed away Jan. 6. Survivors include wife June Wescott of Brewster; son Kevin Wescott of Brewster; daughter Rozan Andersen of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters Ann Wales of Ainsworth, and Cecilia Backlund of Warwick, R.I.; and nieces and nephews.

* A private memorial service for Peggy K. Roberts-Hofeldt, 66, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. Peggy Roberts-Hofeldt passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include husband Loren Hofeldt of Ainsworth; sons Ronald Roberts Jr. and wife Joyce of Westminster, Colo., and Patrick Roberts of Morrison, Colo.; four brothers; two sisters; and nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Ainsworth Senior Center. Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements.

* Funeral service for Gladys Peterson Teel, 84, of Gregory, S.D., formerly of Mills, Jan. 10, in the Mills Community Church with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery at Mills.

* Funeral service for Irene Cerv, 92, of Winner, S.D., Jan. 3, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Winner with burial in the Winner City Cemetery. Irene Cerv passed away Dec. 30 in the Rock County Long Term Care Center at Bassett.