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* Funeral service for Kenneth W. O’Hare, 93, of Ainsworth, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites. Kenneth O’Hare died Dec. 11 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife, five children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and other family members.

Funeral service for Emil Hlavka, 87, of Gregory, S.D., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Berean Church of Gregory with burial in the Czech National Cemetery near Gregory.   Emil Hlavka died Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Winner Nursing Home.

* Funeral service for Cecil Mashino, 84, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Spencer Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the National Cemetery and military rites provided by the Spencer American Legion Post 78. Cecil Mashino died Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Good Samaritan Society at Wagner, S.D. Visitation is scheduled from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

* Funeral service for Louise Kahler, 93, of Gregory, S.D., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Grace Lutheran Church of Burke, S.D., with burial in the Graceland Cemetery near Burke. Louise Kahler died Sunday, Dec. 9. A prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday in the Grace Lutheran Church.

* Funeral service for Sharon Kay Brotsky, 72, of Atkinson, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the Atkinson Faith Wesleyan Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Sharon Brotsky died Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson, and from 8 a.m. Friday until the time of service in the Faith Wesleyan Church. Survivors include sons Rod Brotsky and wife Ruth of Atkinson, and Jason Brotsky and wife Nicole of Caseville, Mich.; two grandchildren; and sisters Sandra Sandall and husband Lonnie of Norfolk, and Markita Klinger of Atkinson. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Atkinson Fire and Rescue Department.

* Funeral service for Mary McCance, 101, of Gregory, S.D., Dec. 8, in the Gregory St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in the Hillview Cemetery near Dallas, S.D. Mary McCance died Nov. 27.

* Funeral service Mildred Ann Fritz, 84, formerly of Atkinson, Dec. 7, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Mildred Fritz died Dec. 2 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include children Marvin Fritz and wife Dee of O’Neill, Phillip Fritz and wife Linda of Stuart, Helen Plugge and husband Scott of Bartlett, and Michael Fritz and wife Juliann of Atkinson; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings Sister Bernardine Beckman of Norfolk, Delores Olson of Kearney, Clarence Beckman of Littleton, Colo., Melvin Beckman and wife Mary Ann of Omaha, and Alice Powell of Omaha; and sister-in-law Mary Lou Beckman of Blair.

* A memorial service for Anthony M. “Tony” Day, 31, of Tecumseh formerly of Ainsworth, Dec. 7, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Tony Day died Nov. 27 in his home. Survivors include his parents Phil and Marsha Fuchs of Ainsworth; brothers Dustin Fuchs of Mukilteo, Wash., Danny Schulte of Oklahoma, and Dale Schulte of Texas; grandmothers Emogene Whitten of Omaha, and Julia Fuchs of Belden; and numerous other family members.

* Funeral service for Robert Harry Bowman, 68, of O’Neill, Dec. 6, in the O’Neill Assembly of God Church with burial in the O’Neill City Cemetery. Robert Bowman died Dec. 1 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill.  Survivors include his wife Shirley Bowman of O’Neill; daughters Angela Sayers and husband Joe of Inman, and April Johnston and fiancÚ Michael Burival of O’Neill; four grandchildren; mother Lucille Bowman of Spencer; brothers David Bowman and wife Jolene of Plainview, John Bowman and wife Beth of Pierre, S.D., and Bruce Bowman of Inman; and sisters Linda Stoffer and husband Richard of Arizona, Karol Michael and husband Bob of Clearwater, Trudy Scherbarth of Chadron, Susan Blackman and husband Ray of Valparaiso, Jeanne Waggoner of Farmersville, Ill., Karen Gerhtz and husband Ernie of Gregory, S.D., Darlene Howell and husband Ed of Bristow, and Janet Soper of Larchwood, Iowa.

Funeral service for Robert Gruhn, 75, of Dallas, S.D., Dec. 6, in the St. John Lutheran Church of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the Hillview Cemetery near Dallas. Robert Gruhn died Dec. 2.

* Funeral service for Norris Dale Anderson, 90, of Omaha, will be held at a later date. Norris Anderson died Nov. 26 in the Methodist Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Katherine Anderson of Omaha; daughters Paula Welke and husband Jim of Long Pine, and Julianne Morris and husband Jack of Omaha; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Lou Moore of Elkhorn; sister-in-law Mary Anderson of Papillion; brother-in-law Paul Engler of Amarillo, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Russell L. Fox, 87, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. Russell Fox died Nov. 26 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include his wife Charlene Fox of Ainsworth; daughter Vicky Ellis of Dakota City, Iowa; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; stepsons Michael Hall and wife Kellie of Norfolk, and Brent Hall and wife Kendrea of Norden; five step-grandchildren; siblings Marlene Rollings of Bancroft, Iowa, and Beverly Farrow of Algona, Iowa; brother-in-law Marvin Heide of Duluth, Minn.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Janet Moon, 62, of Valentine, Nov. 30, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Janet Moon died Nov. 26 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include her mother Edith Bachelor; sons Kris Gentry and Justin Moon; and brother Jack Bachelor.

 * Funeral service for Larry Eugene Buoy, 69, of Hastings formerly of the Bassett area, Nov. 29, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with a private family burial at a later date in the Aurora Cemetery. Larry Buoy died Nov. 21 in the Good Samaritan Society Perkins Village at Hastings. Survivors include son Lance Buoy and wife Christina of Hildreth, one granddaughter; sister Jannett Schneberger and husband Lucky of Pueblo, Colo.; special friend Barb Porter of Hastings; and several step-children, step-grandchildren and other family members.

 * Funeral service for Virginia L. "Jenny" Osborn, 79, of Ainsworth, Nov. 28, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Jenny Osborn died Nov. 23 in Cottonwood Villa. Survivors include children Glenda Osborn Mason and husband Scott of Grand Island, Marty Osborn and wife Lori of Beaver, Okla., James Osborn of Ainsworth, Tom Osborn and wife Tiffany of Ainsworth, and Chuck Osborn and wife Jennifer of Ainsworth; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings Sadona Dale Vanover and husband Gerald of Oklahoma City, Okla., James Wright and wife Carolyn of Ashford, Ala., and Marion Wright of Ashford, Ala.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

 * A memorial service for Henry “Heinie” William Rudnick, 86, of Long Pine, Nov. 10, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Heinie Rudnick died Oct. 10 in his home. Survivors include his wife Lois Joan Rudnick of Long Pine; children Chris Rudnick of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tom Rudnick and wife Kara of Fort Collins, Colo., and Betty Bower and husband Tom of Ainsworth; five grandchildren; sister-in-law Joyce Scott of Arvada, Colo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Larry “Short” Thomas, 88, of Gregory, S.D., Nov. 10, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Gregory. Larry Thomas died Nov. 6.

* Funeral service for Georgean “Jean” Stenka, 76, of Ainsworth, Nov. 9, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Jean Stenka died Nov. 5 in the Bryan East Hospital at Lincoln. Survivors include children Kelly Stenka of Valentine, Kurt Stenka of Gillette, Wyo., Kenneth Stenka and wife Kimberly of Stuart, Scott Stenka and wife Cathy of Lincoln, Sheri Papini and husband Luca of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Mark Stenka and wife Stacy of Lincoln; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother Rich Gappa and wife Donna of Grand Island; sisters Diane Chelewski and husband Mike of Arcadia, and Donna Fells and husband Dennis of Mulvane, Kan.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lois N. Bennett, 98, of Bassett, Nov. 8, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Lois Bennett died Nov. 4 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include daughters Faye Saar and husband Gary of Bassett, and Jaci Harmon and husband Jim of Atkinson; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Wayne Krause and wife Charlene of Longview, Wash.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Patsy VanHouten, 69, of Springview, Nov. 6, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Patsy VanHouten died Nov. 1.

* Funeral service for Donald L. Fredericksen, 82, of Long Pine, Nov. 6, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine and military rites conducted by the Long Pine American Legion Post 260 and the Bassett American Legion Post 123. Donald Fredericksen died Nov. 1 in his home. Survivors include his wife Joan Fredericksen of Long Pine; daughter April Hinrichs and husband Corvin of Ainsworth; son Mike Griffith and wife Laura of Helena, Mont.; stepsons Willy Hoffman of Long Pine, John Hoffman of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Kevin Hoffman and wife Cheryl of Eagle Point, Ore.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Ilene Anderson, 95, formerly of the Butte and Naper area, Nov. 5, in the Butte Full Gospel Church with burial in the Butte Cemetery. Ilene Anderson died Oct. 31 at Dayton, Ohio.

* Funeral service for Marylouise "Marylou" Giles, 91, of Ainsworth, Nov. 3, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Giles Cemetery at Elsmere. Marylou Giles died Oct. 31 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include daughters Cynthia Giles Smith and husband Malcolm of Ainsworth, and Alyce Ann Clasen of Hot Springs, S.D.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ruth Sullivan of Grand Island, and Ina Jean Giles of Broken Bow; brother-in-law Joe Giles of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for William Michael "Mike" Flynn, 66, of Gothenburg, Nov. 2, in the Gothenburg Evangelical Free Church with interment at the Gothenburg Cemetery. Mike Flynn died Oct. 26 at Omaha.

* A graveside service for Joseph A. “Joe” Bejot, 88, of Ainsworth, Nov. 2, at the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Joe Bejot died Oct. 27 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Shelia Bejot of Ainsworth; daughters Joanne Voegler of Albuquerque, N.M., Susan Albue of Phoenix, Ariz., and Christina Lavery and husband Rory of Bicester, England; stepson Max Alberts and wife Kim of Spencer; two grandchildren; sister-in-law Roberta Painter of Springview; brother-in-law Leonard Fernau and wife Cheri of Ainsworth; one niece; two nephews; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Jim Fischer, 69, of Atkinson, Nov. 2, in the First Presbyterian Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by the Farley/Tushla Legion Post 86 and a tribute by the Atkinson Fire and Rescue Department. Jim Fischer died Oct. 27 in his home. Survivors include his wife Patty Fischer of Atkinson; sons Scott Fischer and wife Michelle of Atkinson, and Shad Fischer of Atkinson; three grandchildren; siblings Dick Fischer and wife Becky of Friend, Marilyn Anderson and husband Jack of Ainsworth, Darlene Tadda of Leavenworth, Kan., Ben Fischer and wife Vickie of Millboro, S.D., Mary Ann Bierle and husband Terry of Lexington, and Steve Fischer and wife Claudia of Butler, Penn.

* A memorial service for Cindy Christensen, 55, of Colome, S.D., Oct. 24, in the Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home of Gregory, S.D. Cindy Christensen died Oct. 21.

* A graveside service for Neola Bode Sorey, 94, of Ainsworth, Oct. 20, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Bode Sorey died Oct. 15 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include son Steven Sorey and wife Nancy of Incline Village, Nev.; daughter Sandy Lambley and husband Craig of Akron, Colo.; son-in-law John Owens of Sante Fe, N.M.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister Doris Hughes of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Ardelle M. Fischer, 86, of Bassett, Oct. 15, in the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Ardelle Fischer died Oct. 11 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include her husband Larry Fischer of Bassett; children Nickie Buell and husband Larry of Long Pine, Allen “Butch” Fischer and wife Deb of Bassett, and Ben Fischer and wife Lisa of Bassett; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Wayne Shaw of Billings, Mont., Ted Johnson and wife Marlene of Rapid City, S.D., and Lyle Gordon and wife Carol June of Holmen, Wis.; sister-in-law Ione Fischer of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Wanda June Rasmussen, 89, of Springview, Oct. 13, in the Burton Assembly of God Church with a private family inurnment at a later date in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Wanda Rasmussen died Oct. 8 in her daughter’s home north of Springview. Survivors include daughters Gloria Frey and husband Chet of Springview, and Carolee Sloan of Omaha; son Ken Sloan and wife Sue of Friend; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ann Vaughan of Bassett, and Doris Carr and husband Garth “Buck” of Springview; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Margaret A. Honke, 102, of Butte, Oct. 13, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with interment in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Margaret Honke died Oct. 7 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Betty J. Wasson, 88, of Ainsworth, Oct. 12, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery near Atkinson. Betty Wasson died Oct. 9 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include son Myron Wasson and wife Patsy of Hadar; daughters Janet Graham of Springfield, Sally Wallace and husband Richard of O’Neill, Joyce Thornton and husband Kevin of Valentine, and Jane Wasson of Ainsworth; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brother Charles Scripter of North Platte; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Fred Pozehl, 64, of Bassett, Oct. 8, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Fred Pozehl died Oct. 4 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Lorraine Pozehl of Bassett; children Matthew Pozehl and wife Jessica of Long Pine, Erica Teel and husband Justin of Bassett, and Erin Moravec and husband Marty of Bassett; several grandchildren; brother Tim Pozehl; and sisters Sheryl Payne and Connie Josoff.

* A memorial service with military rites for Glenn F. Haugen, 90, of Bassett, Oct. 6, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with a private family inurnment at the Simpson Cemetery near Newport. Glenn Haugen died Sept. 24 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include his wife Eileen Haugen of Bassett; daughters Linda Coulter and husband Sam of Bassett, Nancy Baker and husband Gary of Hermosa, S.D., Betty Gilg and husband Doug of Powell, Ohio, and Bonny DeWeese and husband Ted of Towson, Md.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Edsel “Bud” Druyor Jr., 73, of Butte, Oct. 5, in the Butte Immanuel Lutheran Church with a private family burial at a later date. Bud Druyor died Oct. 1.

* Funeral service for Royce Edwin Jordan, 89, of Burwell, Oct. 4, in the Burwell Baptist Church with burial in the Rose Cemetery. Royce Jordan died Sept. 28 in the Valley County Health Systems Hospital at Ord. Survivors include children Carla Osler and husband Jim of Hastings, Thor Jordan and wife Sharon of Chambers, Joan Denny of Tulsa, Okla., Brian Jordan and wife Marci of Burwell, and Dorothy Pelc and husband Kenny of St. Paul; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Sandra K. Disney, 71, of Long Pine, Oct. 3, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Sandi Disney died Sept. 30 in her home. Survivors include her husband Jim “Boss” Disney of Long Pine; children Brian Disney and wife Jane of Hastings, Chris Meyer and wife Gigi of Warrenton, Va., Jennifer Minnie and husband Gary of Twin Valley, Minn., James Disney and special friend Sherry Lewis of Johnstown, and Gena Jones and husband Justin of Long Pine; numerous grandchildren; brothers Jim Carley and wife Nancy of Long Pine, and Mike Carley and special friend Nancy Bales of Wisner; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Jewell Ann Beckwith, 90, of Emmet, Oct. 2, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with inurnment in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Jewell Beckwith died Sept. 25 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include daughters Connie Schaaf and husband Joe of Emmet, and Jo Beck of Hermosa, S.D.; son Greg Beckwith and wife Barbara of Atkinson; daughter-in-law Susan Beckwith of Emmet; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Richard Poessnecker, 79, of Atkinson, Oct. 1, in the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery and military rites provided by the Farley/Tushla American Legion Post 86. Richard Poessnecker died Sept. 22 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include sons Alan Poessnecker and wife Linda of Atkinson, and Glen Poessnecker and wife Jodi of Atkinson; two grandchildren; sisters Maxine Brink and husband Roger of Atkinson, and Marlene Ogden and husband Larry of Atkinson; and brother Eugene Poessnecker of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Marilyn B. Nelson, 84, of Springview, Sept. 24, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Marilyn Nelson died Sept. 19 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include children Peggy Smith and husband Marlin of Johnstown, Ricky Nelson of Springview, Scotty Nelson and wife Melody of Springview, and Tracy Nelson and wife Ayse of Atkinson; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Jeff Jensen and wife Sue of Fort Collins, Colo.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Brenda Wickersham, 57, of Lynch, and Darold Wickersham, 65, of Lynch, Sept. 24, in the Lynch Community Hall with a private family burial at a later date. Brenda Wickersham and Darold Wickersham died Sept. 14 in their home.

* A graveside memorial service for James E. “Jim” Thiede, 60, of Springview, Sept. 22, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Jim Thiede died Aug. 8 at Springview. Survivors include step-daughters Rosslyn David of Box Elder, S.D., and Natalie Hall of Concord, N.C.; seven step-grandchildren; sister-in-law Kaye Thiede of Springview; an aunt, two nieces and one nephew.

* Funeral service for William L. “Bill” Beebout, 89, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth, Sept. 21, in the Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home of Lincoln with burial in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Bill Beebout died Sept. 16 in the Tabitha Journey House of Lincoln. Survivors include his wife Patricia Beebout of Lincoln; daughter Brenda Potter and husband Daniel of Lincoln; son Mark Beebout and wife Debra of North Platte; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Merlin “Turk” Beebout of Ainsworth; sister Shirley Burger of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service for BJ Lewis, 34, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Ainsworth, Sept. 21, at the Roseland Cemetery of Fort Collins. BJ Lewis died Sept. 13.

* Funeral service for James “Jim” Reiman, 88, of Butte, Sept. 21, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery and military rites provided by the American Legion Post 51 and the Army National Guard Honor Guard. Jim Reiman died Sept. 14 in the Avera Gregory Health Care Center at Gregory, S.D.

* A graveside service for Margaret H. King, 98, of Burkburnett, Texas, Sept. 20, at the Stuart Community Cemetery. Margaret King died March 6 in the Arbor House of Wichita, Texas. Survivors include son Stuart King and wife Nancy of Burkburnett; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Clayton E. Bejot, 96, of Ainsworth, Sept. 20, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites. Clayton Bejot died Sept. 13 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include sons John Bejot of Ainsworth, and Mike Bejot of Ainsworth; daughter Catherine Smith of Kearney; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Joe Bejot and wife Sheila of Ainsworth; four nieces, and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Simeon A. “Al” Turner Jr., 77, of Bassett, Sept. 19, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Al Turner died Sept. 14 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Rosetta Turner of Bassett; children Janey McPherson of Elk City, Okla., Cindy Hinds of Pampa, Texas, Jim Turner of Pampa, Roseanna Franklin and husband Bill of Curtis, Rosella Turner of Jamestown, Ohio, and Roslyn Turner-Clark of Bassett; step-children Harold Helms and wife Stacy of Sterling, Okla., and Rojeana Helms and husband Kevin of St. Louis, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters Bonnie Salisbury and husband Ruddy of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Shirley Turner and friend Stan Minnion of Cambridge; brother Jerry Turner and wife Lisa of Denver, Colo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Sue Turner, 75, of Valentine, Sept. 15, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Sparks Cemetery. Sue Turner died Sept. 11 in Pine View at Valentine. Survivors include her husband Lawrence Turner of Sparks; daughters Tammy Swoboda of College Station, Texas, Marianne Henley of Richmond, Va., and Sonja Beavers of Manassas, Va.; son Larry Turner of Sparks; brother Sonny Harms of Valentine; and sisters Mallene Gilroy of California, and Lesa Harms of Florida.

* A graveside service for Kelley John Fox, 17, of Viborg, S.D., Sept. 15, at the Newport Cemetery. Kelley Fox died Aug. 31 as a result of injuries suffered during an automobile accident. Survivors include his parents Keith and Shelley Fox of Viborg; brothers Bert “BJ” Reynolds and special friend Ashley Haberman of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Kasey Fox and special friend Erica Boomgarden of Viborg; sister Danielle Walton and husband Brian of Viborg; grandmother JoAnn Wecker; grandfather John Winter; and uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Gordon Dvorak, 69, of Atkinson, Sept. 14, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Gordon Dvorak died Sept. 9 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife Shannon Dvorak of Atkinson; children Dawson Dvorak of Atkinson, and Tannon Dvorak and wife Jenna of Atkinson; step-daughters Sarah Martin and husband Josh of Montesano, Wash., and Morgan Bentzinger and husband Brian of Caldwell, Idaho; six grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and sister Beverly Cone and husband Todd of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Connie Kay Alder, 60, of Newman Grove formerly of Stuart, Sept. 6, in the Stuart Community Church. Connie Alder died Aug. 30. Survivors include husband Randy Alder of Newman Grove; children Shannon Alder and wife Brenda of Atkinson, Shawn Alder and wife Lisa of Atkinson, Bryon Alder and wife Kristal of Plainview, and Joey Alder and wife Katie of St. Edward; brothers Mike Haase of Atkinson, Terry Haase and wife Dara of Brighton, Colo., Tom Haase and wife Nancy of Albion, and Jay Haase and wife Destiny of Eads, Colo.; sisters Pam Callahan and husband Andy of Brighton, Colo., and Kandie Mlady and husband Brian of Atkinson; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Paul Bejot, 63, of Billings, Mt. Paul Bejot died Aug. 22 in the Billings Clinic Hospital. Survivors include his father Clayton Bejot of Ainsworth; brothers John Bejot of Ainsworth, and Mike Bejot of Ainsworth; sister Cathy Smith of Kearney; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Raleigh Haas, 62, of McCook, Sept. 1, in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of McCook with burial in the Calvary Cemetery. Raleigh Haas died Aug. 28 in the Great Plains Medical Center at North Platte.

* Funeral service for Jacqueline Cozad, 93, of Lincoln formerly of Wood Lake, Aug. 31, in the Wood Lake Union Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Jacqueline Cozad died Aug. 24 at Lincoln. Survivors include daughters Linda Murray of Lincoln and Nancy Newman of Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Velda Klooz, 67, of Purdum, Aug. 30, in the Burwell Baptist Church with burial in the Duff Cemetery near Rose. Velda Klooz died Aug. 24. Survivors include her husband Jim Klooz of Purdum; children Julie Hawkins and husband James of Arthur, Jeana Hackel and husband Tanner of Ord, Stephanie Regier and husband Mario of Whitewater, Kan., Josh Klooz and wife Ashlee of Houston, Texas, and John Klooz and wife Jessica of Purdum; 13 grandchildren; sisters Carolyn Clark and husband Stan of Long Pine, Teresa Brauser and husband Larry of Fort Collins, Colo., Joyce Grinder and husband Brian of Cheney, Wash., Mary Boehm and husband Tom of Elbing, Kan., Rachel Busenitz and husband Gordon of Newton, Kan., and Genia Entz and husband James of Benton, Kan.

* Funeral service for David L. Duffield Sr., 67, of Long Pine, Aug. 27, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine with military rites. Dave Duffield died Aug. 21 in Nebraska Medicine at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Jane Duffield of Ainsworth; son David Duffield Jr. and wife Lisa of Hickman; daughter Connie Bellingtier and husband Greg of Elgin; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; brother Harold Duffield Jr. and wife Lillie of Grapeland, Texas; sister Dorothy Cochran and husband Sam of Sublime, Texas; sisters-in-law Jean Duffield of Elko, Nev., and Zettie Duffield of Kansas City, Kan.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Phyllis C. Cassel, 77, of Palo Alto, Calif., formerly of Ainsworth, Aug. 26, in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto. Phyllis Cassel died Aug. 14 in her home. Survivors include her husband Richard Cassel of Palo Alto; children Christopher Cassel of Boston, Mass., Diana Eppstein of Irvine, Calif., and Charles “Chaz” Cassel of Santa Clara, Calif.; three grandchildren; and sisters Beth Banks and Cynthia Blake.

* Funeral service for Ray E. Hayes, 75, of Panora, Iowa, formerly of Ainsworth, Aug. 25, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Bloomfield City Cemetery with military rites. Ray Hayes died Aug. 17 in his home.

* A memorial service for Michael J. “Mike” Clark, 64, of Bassett, Aug. 24, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Rogers Cemetery near Springview. Mike Clark died Aug. 17 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Marty Clark of Bassett; son Rob Clark and wife Angie of Ainsworth; daughters Jessica Clark of O’Neill, and Hillary Dearmont and husband Bret of Newport; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; mother-in-law Sarah Clay of Bassett; siblings Patricia Dvorak and husband Ron of Bismarck, N.D., Ellen Ackerman and husband Ken of Omaha, Mary Snyder and husband Richard of Arlington, Va., Cathy Sybrant and husband Steve of Bassett, and David Clark and wife JoLyn Dillon of Long Pine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Ronald Dean Steskal, 63, of Atkinson, Aug. 21, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson. Ronald Steskal died Aug. 17 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife Barb Steskal of Atkinson; daughters Tara Meyer and husband Clint of Wagner, S.D., and Tandra Baker and husband Greg of Viborg, S.D.; four granddaughters; brothers Rick Steskal and wife Mel of Newport, and Rod Steskal of Clay Center; and sisters Sherril McKeown and Mike Riley of Taylors, S.C., Cindy Pomajzl and husband Lonnie of Lincoln, Kathy Nordues and husband Charlie of Omaha, Kris McDonald of Gothenburg, and Kim Bourne and Trish of Portage, Mich.

* Funeral service for Roy R. Gilg, 96, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Atkinson, Aug. 20, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery with military graveside rites. Roy Gilg died Aug. 4 at Pensacola. Survivors include daughters Barbara Huntley and husband Larry of Pensacola, Lynn Nicolich of Pensacola, and Paula Schmitt and husband Mike of Dallas, Texas; sons Kevin Gilg and wife Cheryl of Cantonment, Fla., and David Gilg and wife Shaye of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Jeanie Lemmer, 78, of Amelia, Aug. 17, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery.  Jeanie Lemmer died Aug. 12 in the Parkside Manor of Stuart. Survivors include children Willie Liermann of O'Neill, Terri Liermann of Stuart, Laura Liermann and husband John of Port Matilda, Pa., and Jim Liermann and wife Rose of Englewood, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; siblings Jim Svoboda and wife Marilyn of Ord, Dale Svoboda of Burwell, Margie Mayberry of Normal, Ill., Toots and Buzz Tollman of Marsland, Kathaleen Mead of Burwell, Marilyn Scharton and husband Dave of St. Paul, Alan Svoboda and wife Linda of Hastings, and Linda Thoene and husband Gene of Taylor.

* A memorial Mass for Larry Moyer, 81, of Colome, S.D., Aug. 11, in the St. Isidore Catholic Church of Colome with a celebration of life service in the Colome Legion Hall. Larry Moyer died Sept. 14, 2017, in the Lake Andes Health Care Center.

* A celebration of life service for Harold Dean Williams, 98, of Ainsworth, Aug. 11, in The Connection of Ainsworth with a private family inurnment at the Diamond J End of the Way Ranch. Harold Dean Williams died June 11 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sisters Dorothy Kienker of Central City, and Helen Eggert of Camarillo, Calif.; sister-in-law Wilma Williams of Buena Vista, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

* Funeral service for Lois M. See, 88, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth, Aug. 7, in the Lincoln Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Lois See died Aug. 2 in the Lancaster Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include sons Craig See and wife Kelley, and Jeff See and wife Gail; daughters Claudia Kiser and husband Jon, and Cathy Smith and husband Jim; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for William “Bill” Jensen, 81, of Broken Bow formerly of Dunning, Aug. 6, in the Purdum United Church of Christ with burial in the Purdum Cemetery with military rites. Bill Jensen died July 30 in his home. Survivors include his wife Donna Jensen; sons William Jensen and wife Lauri, and Bernard Jensen and wife Susan; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Eleanor Slaymaker, 90, of Atkinson, Aug. 6, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Eleanor Slaymaker died July 31 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include children Susan Slaymaker of Stuart, John Slaymaker and wife Ynez of Plymouth, Calif., Dave Slaymaker of Rochester, Minn., Jim Slaymaker and wife Barb of Atkinson, and Natalie Keating and husband Jim of Cody; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother Bill Kollman and wife Ginger of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Marcella M. “Mouse” Maurer, 81, of Bassett, Aug. 3, in the St. Peter Lutheran Church of Bassett with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Marcella Maurer died July 31 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Janice Devall and husband Harold of Bassett, and Susan Hoover and husband J.D. of Ainsworth; son Jake Maurer and wife Tiffani of Bassett; son-in-law Gary Shankland of Bassett; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother Dwayne “Wink” Mundorf and wife Patsy of Omaha; brothers-in-law Jerry Maurer and wife Cheryl of Henderson, Nev., and Bob Maurer and wife LaNita of Columbus, Mt.; sisters-in-law Donna Mundorf of Long Pine, and Elsie Mundorf of Valentine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Dale Richard Davis, 94, of Grand Island formerly of Rock County, July 30 in the All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Dale Davis died July 27 in the Tiffany Square Center at Grand Island. Survivors include children Bonnie Watkins and husband Joe of Grand Island, Lonnie Davis and wife Annette of Grand Island, Connie Davis of Grand Island, and Chris Dowell of Goodyear, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Larry E. Cobb, 80, of Atkinson, July 28, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart. Larry Cobb died July 21 at Atkinson. Survivors include his wife Irene Cobb of Stuart; children Perri Farr of Stuart, Kelly Cobb and wife Kris of Omaha, Jane Anderson and husband Curt of Kearney, and Gina Thurlow of Rising City; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Austen J. Welke, 28, of Redfield, Iowa, formerly of Johnstown, July 28, in the Brown County Agricultural Society Hall at Johnstown.  Austen Welke died July 22 due to injuries suffered during a motorcycle accident near Dexter, Iowa. Survivors include his parents Randy and Jeannie Welke of Johnstown; siblings Ryan Welke and wife Angie of Long Pine, Jared Welke of Kenesaw, Reed Welke and wife Christina of Seattle, Wash., and Landon Welke of Johnstown.

* Funeral service for Jean Todd, 85, of Valentine, July 27, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Jean Todd died July 23 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include her daughters Deb Reagle of Valentine, Peggy Boyer of Valentine, and Janet Todd of Valentine; and sister Edith McCormick of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Geraldine DeGroff, 86, of Atkinson, July 25, in the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Geraldine DeGroff died July 21 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include her husband Don DeGroff of Atkinson; daughters Shelia DeGroff of Amelia, Sheryl DeGroff of Atkinson, and Sharlene DeGroff and husband Jim Buss of Atkinson; and seven grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Lyle Fox, 82, of Atkinson, July 23, in the Atkinson Presbyterian Church with burial in the Inman Cemetery. Lyle Fox died July 20 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife Evelyn Fox of Atkinson; children Doug Fox of Deridder, La., Daniel Fox and wife Lisa of Stratton, and Theodore Fox and wife Karen of San Antonio, Texas; and siblings Opal Boson of O'Neill, Ruby Belzer of O’Neill, Larry Fox and wife Hilda of Atkinson, Gordon Fox of O’Neill, and Raymond Fox and wife Georgia of Bella Vista, Ark.

* Funeral service for Sally Jo Hanson, 70, of Long Pine, July 23, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Winner, S.D., Cemetery. Sally Hanson died July 16 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include Joan Frederickson of Long Pine; brothers Gary Hoffman and wife Sharon of Catoosa, Okla., Willy Hoffman of Long Pine, John Hoffman of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Kevin Hoffman and wife Cheryl of Eagle Point, Ore.; half-sister April Hinrichs and husband Corvin of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Veleria Jean (Jones) Hayes, 68, of Miamisburg, Ohio, July 21, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Wood Lake Cemetery. Veleria Hayes died Feb. 24 in the Kingston of Miamisburg. Survivors include son Richard Hayes and wife Sarah of Little Falls, N.Y.; six grandsons; mother Helen Jones of Ainsworth; sisters Annette Hubbell and husband Butch of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Rayetta Zibell and husband Steve of Spearfish, S.D., and Patricia Jones of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Erich A. “Hippy” Bussinger, 43, of Bassett, July 20, in the Rock County High School gymnasium with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Erich Bussinger died July 15 from injuries suffered during a motorcycle accident near Bassett. Survivors include sons Riley Bussinger, Brendan Bussinger and Cameron Bussinger all of Bassett; mother Connie Bussinger of Bassett; significant other Kim Clark of Bassett; siblings Lynette Morey and husband Herb of Papillion, Teresa Beed and husband Vaughn of West Point, and Susan Bussinger-Fleming and fiancÚ Ted Morton of Bassett; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

* Funeral service for W. Gerald “Jerry” O’Kief, 81, of Wood Lake, July 20, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Jerry O’Kief died July 15 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Sharon O’Kief of Wood Lake; sons Greg O’Kief of Omaha, and John O’Kief of Garland; daughter Mary Dittrich of Boise, Idaho; and brother Jim O’Kief of Wood Lake.

* Funeral service for Richard T. Lackaff, 93, of Bassett, July 13, in the Bassett Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine and military rites provided by the Bassett American Legion Post 123. Richard Lackaff died July 9 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Genevieve Lackaff of Bassett; daughter Deanna Lackaff and husband Michael Gilligan of Minneapolis, Minn.; son Richard Lackaff DVM and wife Lora of Bassett; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother-in-law James Hacker of Sanger, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Scott Edwin Sprague, 66, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth, July 12, in the Butherus Maser and Love Funeral Home of Lincoln with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Scott Sprague died July 5 at Lincoln. Survivors include daughter Sandy Walker of Lincoln; son Jason Sprague of Oklahoma; five grandchildren; brother Russell Sprague and wife Debbie of Haysville, Kan.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Randy Lee Hunt, 57, of Brewster, July 11, in the Brewster Community Center with burial in the German Valley Cemetery near Brewster. Randy Hunt died July 9 in his home. Survivors include his wife Carol Hunt of Ainsworth; children Jason Hunt and wife Jennifer of Brewster, Dusty Hunt and wife Kaytie of Ainsworth, and Toby Hunt and wife Courtney of Brewster; two grandchildren; brothers Silver Hunt and wife Karen of Broken Bow, Ray Hunt and wife Karen of Merna, and Teddy Hunt of Broken Bow; sister Linda Johnson and husband Jim of Callaway; and nieces and nephews.

* A celebration of life service for Mary Ann Luther, 84, of Arvada, Colo., formerly of Ainsworth, July 7, in the Eagle Springs Lodge of Atkinson with a reception to follow. Mary Ann Luther died June 27 in her daughter's home at Arvada. Survivors include children Donald Luther Jr. and wife Michelle, Curtis Luther and wife Karen, Cindy Ober, Brenda Davies, and Nancy Lambertson and husband Steve; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters Jean Mellor and husband Murray, and Eliza Rzeszotarski; sisters-in-law Susie Roberts, and Mary Hoover; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Bonnie Osborne, 79, of Valentine, July 6, in the Valentine Berean Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Bonnie Osborne died June 29 at North Platte. Survivors include sons Dale Osborne of North Platte, and Mark Osborne of Valentine; daughter Carol Osborne of Valentine; and sister Mary Bidner.

* Funeral service for John Hansen, 91, of Atkinson, July 3, in the Atkinson First Presbyterian Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. John Hansen died June 29 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Marie Hansen of Atkinson; children Elaine Poessnecker and husband Jim of Atkinson, Rhonda Skrdla and husband John of Atkinson, Rod McCumber and wife Juli of Atkinson, Janet McGrath of Atkinson, Myra Schmaderer and husband Mike of Lincoln, Dan McCumber and wife Karla of Joliett, Mont., Penny Wedige of Lincoln, Greg Hansen and wife Laurie of Amelia, and Lana Dummer and husband Ryan of Aurora; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Madeline “Madge” Cleary, 72, of Atkinson, July 2, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Madge Cleary died June 24 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband Dick Cleary of Atkinson; children Steve Cleary and wife Kim of Leigh, Jeff Cleary and wife Sarah of Omaha, Lisa Cleary and Pat Herring of Atkinson, Troy Cleary of Omaha, and Jenny Hilkemeier and husband Justin of Atkinson; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Briener of Bozeman, Mont., and Carol Richards of Bozeman; brothers Jerry Richards and wife Susan of Fremont, and Ron Richards and wife Joan of California; and sister-in-law Jani Richards of Bozeman.

* A celebration of life service for Barbara J. “Barb” Lamb, 86, of Ainsworth, July 1, at her residence, 87738 432nd Avenue southeast of Ainsworth. Barb Lamb died Jan. 28 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include children Marcia Meade and husband Edward Dawson of Spokane, Wash., and Thomas “Tom” Lamb of Spokane; two granddaughters; sister-in-law Dr. Carol Shackleton of Gothenburg; and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Twila Engler, 76, of Atkinson, June 30, in the Knights of Columbus Hall at Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Twila Engler died June 22 in the Hospice House of Omaha.  Survivors include daughters Lisa Engler and husband Ronnie of Omaha, Patty Marino of Omaha, Amanda Rutherford of Omaha; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister Shirley Rossman of Norfolk; brother LaVern “Tank” Rossman of Atkinson; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Vivian Kinzie, 93, of Butte, June 30, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Vivian Kinzie died June 21 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include sons Gary Kinzie and Coralene of Ainsworth; Terry Kinzie of Plains, Mont., and Craig Kinzie and wife Janet of West Des Moines, Iowa; daughter-in-law Sherrill Kinzie of Homer; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; siblings Dickie Fernau of Norfolk, Larry Fernau of O’Neill, Marilyn Galbraith of California, and Jerry Fernau and wife Judy of Lincoln; and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Dennis E. “Denny” Arrowsmith, 70, of Bassett, June 29, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Denny Arrowsmith died June 25 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include sons Dennis F. Arrowsmith and significant other Lynne Pedersen of Bellevue, and John Arrowsmith and wife Lana of Bassett; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; special friend Cheri Christensen of Fremont; sisters-in-law Judy Arrowsmith of Mills, and Cheryl Arrowsmith of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial visitation for Patricia L. “Pat” Halbersleben, 72, of Ainsworth, June 27, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. Pat Halbersleben died June 22 in her home. Survivors include her husband John Halbersleben of Ainsworth; daughters Dana Halbersleben and husband Steve McHugh of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Kris Halbersleben of Portland, Ore.; two grandsons; siblings Michael Wabs of Kansas City, Kan., Rosalie Wabs of Longmont, Colo., Carole Nelson of Fort Sumner, N.M., and Susan Ayers of Longmont, Colo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Keith Colburn, 58, of Valentine, June 26, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Keith Colburn died June 22 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Kristie Colburn of Valentine; daughter Joanie Kaczowski of Broken Bow; sons Seth Colburn of Valentine, and Mark Colburn of Valentine; parents Dean and Delores Colburn of Valentine; sisters Kay Miller of Ellsworth, and Nadeane Allard of Valentine; and brother David Colburn of Hot Springs, S.D.

* Funeral service for Douglas E. Cole, 57, of Ainsworth, June 25, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Doug Cole died June 21 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include mother Dorothy Cole of Ainsworth; brothers Lynn Cole and fiancÚ Elizabeth Ferguson of Ericson and Brewster, Bill Cole and wife Tanya of Ainsworth, and Chance Cole and wife Sarah of Ainsworth; sisters Lynda Cole of Fremont, Julie Worden and husband Bill of Ainsworth, and Roxane Troxel and husband Ben of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Angie Marcellus, 87, of Atkinson, June 23, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Angie Marcellus died June 18 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital.  Survivors include children Margaret Urbanec and husband Randy of Walthill, Karen Donohoe and husband Neil of Des Moines, Iowa, Janet Johnson and husband Patrick of O’Neill, Donna Young and husband Slim of Cairo, Nancy Wetzel and husband Randy of Cairo, Charlotte “Chuck” Kloppenborg of Emmet, and Dwain Marcellus and wife Nadine of Atkinson; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brother Frank Soukup and wife Arlyce of O’Neill; sister Helen McCart of Norfolk; and brother-in-law Carroll Marcellus of Stuart.

* A memorial service for Bessie I. McCoy, 75, of Springview, June 23, in the Springview United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Bessie McCoy died June 15 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sons Terry Worth of Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Rodney Worth and wife Melissa of Shawnee, Kan.; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; brother Lyle Forgey of Springview; sister-in-law Marvel Forgey of Springview; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Fern Marie Seger, 94, of Stuart, June 22, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Fern Seger died June 17 in the West Home Community Center at Cedar Falls, Iowa. Survivors include son Charles Seger and wife Beverly of Waterloo, Iowa; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Mary Ann Wichman, 87, of Atkinson, June 21, in the St. Joseph’s Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Mary Ann Wichman died June 16 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Michael Wichman and wife Candy of Atkinson, Joan Lange and husband Neil of Yankton, S.D., Julie Spelts and husband Lynn of Fayetteville, Ark., James Wichman of San Francisco, Calif., Dora Wilkinson and husband John of St. Paul, Gerald Wichman and wife Tammy of Grand Island, Mary Trewatha and husband Greg of Atkinson, John Wichman of Dallas, Texas, and Sandy Wichman of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and brothers Donald Bouska and wife Patricia of Stuart, and Ron Bouska of Stuart.

* Funeral service for Virginia M. Lewis, 79, of Bassett, June 19, in the Ainsworth Parkside Berean Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Virginia Lewis died June 13 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include son Barry Lewis of Bassett; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Charley Vobr, 73, of Colome, S.D., June 16, in the Calvary Chapel at Colome with burial in the Colome City Cemetery. Charley Vobr died Tuesday, June 12.

* A memorial service for Pansy Monroe, 88, of Valentine, June 12, in the Valentine United Methodist Church. Pansy Monroe died June 6 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include her daughter Sandy Cox of Valentine; son Ron Monroe of Valentine; sisters Amelia Monroe of Valentine, and Estelle Nickila of Keizer, Ore.; and brother Bob Hayford of Rapid City, S.D.

* A celebration of life service for Norma Jean Keech, 88, of Valentine, June 9, in the Valentine United Methodist Church. Norma Jean Keech died May 19 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Pam Bryan of Charlotte, N.C.; son Kevin Keech of Redfield, Iowa; and sister Darlene Schaeffer of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Sylvia Darlene Morgan, 95, of Atkinson, June 8, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Sylvia Morgan died June 1 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include daughters Anita Krieger and husband LaVern of Bassett, Patricia Fritz of Omaha, Maureen Morgan of Tucson, Ariz., and Elaine Ellison of Tucson; sons John Morgan and wife Rebecca of Tinley Park, Ill., Harold Morgan and wife Diane of Stuart, and Peter Morgan and wife Connie of Grand Island; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and sisters Genevieve Forbes of Fort Collins, Colo., and Holly Shane and husband Charles of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Bonnie L. Swim, 79, of Winslow, June 7, in the Scribner United Lutheran Church with burial in the Scribner Cemetery. Bonnie Swim died June 4 in the Fremont Health Center. Survivors include her husband Dean Swim of Winslow; daughters Rebecca Hoge and husband Dean of Scribner, Beth Beerbohm of Scribner, and Amy Swim of Winslow; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Roger Foster and wife Diane of Valentine; and brother-in-law Duane Swim and wife Phyllis of Springview.

* Funeral service for Marilyn Jean Schipporeit, 83, of Broken Bow formerly of Brewster, June 5, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the German Valley Cemetery near Brewster. Marilyn Schipporeit died May 27 in the Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center at Broken Bow. Survivors include children Jean Ryker and husband Dean of Cozad, Eric Schipporeit of Brewster, and Kenton Schipporeit and wife Deb of Valentine; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Larry W. Roetman, 78, of Platte, S.D., June 2, in the Olive Presbyterian Church at Platte with committal at a later date in the Platte City Cemetery. Larry Roetman died May 29 in his home. Survivors include his wife Shirley Roetman of Platte; sons Monte Roetman and wife Elizabeth of Kearney, and Lance Roetman of Platte; one granddaughter; one step-grandson; sister-in-law Elaine Roetman of Wessington Springs, S.D.; brother-in-law Rolland Johnson and wife Jean of Platte; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Barbara Ann “Bobby” (Fernau) Rohweder, 88, of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Grand Island, June 2, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with a private family inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery preceding the service. Bobby Rohweder died Aug. 14, 2017, in the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Survivors include daughter Sue Rohweder of Grand Island; brother-in-law Arthur Rohweder and wife Candy of Beaver Crossing; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service for Ann Josephine Carroll, 91, of Lakewood, Colo., May 30, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson. Ann Carroll died May 18 in the Little Sisters of the Poor at Denver, Colo. Survivors include son Larry Carroll and wife Mary of Arvada, Colo.; daughter Nancy Turtle and husband George of Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters Lee Berghius of Seattle, Wash., and Mary Burival of O’Neill.

Funeral service for Steven E. Hapner, 71, of Ainsworth, May 30, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites performed by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Steve Hapner died May 24 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Linda Hapner of Ainsworth; children Donald Hapner of Lincoln, Gregory Hapner of St. Joseph, Mo., and Brian Hapner of Ainsworth; five grandchildren; father Lloyd Hapner of Eaton, Ohio; brother Charles Hapner and wife Nancy of New Paris, Ohio; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Betty J. Chrans, 69, of Springview, May 26, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Betty Chrans died Nov. 30, 2017, in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include children Eric Chrans and wife Denise of Clinton, Conn., Darci Lee and husband John of Brownlee, Jason Chrans of Lincoln, and Dana Jackson of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; siblings Connie Larrington and husband Gale of Springview, Sue Weston and husband Ben of Springview, Ernest Hallock and wife Karen of Springview, and Steve Hallock and wife Chris of Springview; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lori A. Geistlinger, 55, of Beatrice formerly of Rock County, May 25, in the Countryside Alliance Church of Princeton with interment in the Newport Cemetery. Lori Geistlinger died May 21 in the Monarch House at Lincoln. Survivors include her husband Trent Geistlinger of Beatrice; sons Lee Weidner and wife Crystal of DeWitt, and Lawrence Weidner and wife Katie of Lincoln; three grandchildren; sisters Pam Peterson of Bassett, and Sheila Peterson of Bassett; and an aunt and uncle.

* Funeral service for Roger W. “Bubba” Fischer, 84, of Bassett, May 25, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Roger Fischer died May 20 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include his wife Ione Fischer of Bassett; children David Fischer of Omaha, Karla Theisen and husband Tom of Atkinson, and Danita Shaw and husband Ben of Bassett; four grandchildren; six great-grandsons; brother Larry Fischer and wife Ardelle of Bassett; sisters Marlene Johnson and husband Ted of Rapid City, S.D., and Carol June Gordon and husband Lyle of Holmen, Wis.; and nieces, nephews, and other family members.

* A graveside service for Joe Fleming, 78, of Valentine, May 24, at the Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine. Joe Fleming died May 18 in his home north of Valentine. Survivors include his wife Mavis Fleming of Valentine; children Jackie Hollenbeck of Bassett, Larry Fleming of Hudson, Colo., Lori Witte of Valentine, and Jill Fleming of California; and siblings Gail Bray of Pova, Ga., Charles Fleming of Sun Valley, Nev., Mildred Light of Sarasota, Fla., and Mavis Foyle of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Iola Hansen, 91, of Butte, May 24, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Iola Hansen died May 20 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Lois A. Dvorak, 89, of Stuart, May 23, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Lois Dvorak died May 20 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include her husband Richard Dvorak of Stuart; children Nancy Snover and husband Mark of Stuart, Jerry Dvorak and wife Kim of Stuart, Rick Dvorak and wife Katie of Oconto, Bob Dvorak and wife Judy of Stuart, Tom Dvorak and wife Peggy of Stuart, and Jeff Dvorak and wife Cheri of Stuart; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Roger F. Bernt, 69, of Amarillo, Texas, May 23, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with inurnment in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery near Stuart. Roger Bernt died May 9 in the Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital at Amarillo. Survivors include sisters Susan Sisson and husband Richard of Ainsworth, and Opal Doerr and husband Eric of Lincoln; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Doris Kohle, 87, of Stuart, May 21, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Doris Kohle died May 17 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include children Cindy Barney and husband Kent of Kearney, Pat Kohle of Norfolk, Jim Kohle and wife Linda of Stuart, Jerry Kohle and wife Teresa of Stuart, Julie Tielke and husband Bill of Atkinson, Laurie Murphy and husband Tim of Valentine, and Deb Maas and husband Derric of Norfolk; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and brother Jim Davis and wife Buttons of Stuart.

* A graveside memorial service for Kenneth L. “Kenny” Jines, 60, of Newport, May 19, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Kenny Jines died March 10 in his home. Survivors include his father A.G. Jines of Alliance; son Devin Ward of Ainsworth; sister Marilyn Crooker and husband Richard of Newport; step-father Merlyn Hambleton of Johnstown; and half-brother Jimmie Jines of Ormond Beach, Fla.

* Funeral service for Lydia Story, 92, of Colome, S.D.,  May 14, in the Colome Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Colome City Cemetery. Lydia Story died May 7 in the Countryside Home at Madison. Survivors include children Kenneth Story and wife Cami of Norfolk, Wallace Story and wife Marcia of Danville, Ill., and Don Story and wife Jackie of Dallas, S.D.; seven grandchildren; and sisters Martha Bender of Wisconsin, and Mabel Lehmann of Wisconsin.

* Funeral service for Alfred “Bud” Schaaf, 79, of Atkinson, May 11, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery with military rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Farley/Tushla Post 86. Bud Schaaf died May 6 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include his wife Judy Schaaf of Atkinson; children Regina Johnson and husband Bowde of Kearney, Rhonda McConnell and husband Jeremy of Gretna, and Tyler Schaaf and wife Amanda of Atkinson; seven grandchildren; and siblings Mary Vanderbeek of Atkinson, Dick Schaaf of Omaha, Anita Babutzke of Atkinson, Randy Schaaf and wife Lynette of Stuart, Gayle Jungman and husband Roger of Atkinson, Dan Schaaf and wife Nancy of Hamilton, Ohio, and Pat Hamik and husband Tom of Atkinson.

* A memorial service for Keith Sandall, 73, of Lincoln formerly of Bassett, May 11, in the Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home with burial at a later date at Bassett. Keith Sandall died May 8. Survivors include his wife Delores Sandall of Lincoln; children Brian Sandall and wife Tiffany, and Darrel Sandall and wife Sharon; nine grandchildren; sisters Kay Ann Knox and husband Paul, and Joan Tempero and husband Steve; and nieces and nephews.

*  Funeral service for Richard Lee Goochey, 81, of Ainsworth, May 5, in the Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth with burial with in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites performed by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Richard Goochey died on May 1 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include his wife Ardith Goochey of Ainsworth; children Daniel Goochey and wife Carol of Omaha, Barbara Lurz and husband Jim of Pender, and Amy Himburg and husband Michael of Norfolk; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; half-sisters Betty Morgan of Castana, Iowa, Linda Parr of Battle Creek, Iowa, and Darla Westin of Elk Point, S.D.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Lester D. Stufft, 80, of Ainsworth, May 5, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with a private family inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery at a later date. Lester Stufft died Dec. 29, 2017, in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include children Shiela Baragar and husband Allen of Ainsworth, Franklin Stufft of North Pole, Alaska, Curt Stufft of Ainsworth, Shana Harper and husband Chad of Paulina, Iowa, Garret Stufft of Ewing, and Michael Stufft and wife Loretta of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren; brothers William Stufft and wife Roberta of Albuquerque, N.M., and Francis Stufft and wife Haroldine of Stromsburg; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Harold E. Ammon, 96, of Bassett, May 2, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Sybrant Cemetery southeast of Bassett. Harold Ammon died April 27 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include his wife Delores Ammon of Bassett; children Denise Tech and husband Ron of Alda, Keith Ammon and wife Lorraine of Bassett, Shirley Bell of Gillette, Wyo., Gerald Ammon of Bassett, and Rhonda Wulf and husband Jeff of Cambridge; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Eleanor Ammon of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lee A. Mitchell, 57, of Stuart, May 1, in the Stuart Auditorium with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery and an honor guard provided by the Borderline Tractor Pullers Association. Lee Mitchell died April 27 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include his wife Jodi Mitchell of Stuart; children Kari Mitchell of Kearney, and Cory Mitchell of Stuart; parents Ken and Nancy Mitchell of Newport; and sister Sandra Vallario of Huntersville, N.C.

* A memorial service for Elaine Slaymaker, 66, of Atkinson, April 28, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson. Elaine Slaymaker died Monday in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include her husband Terry Slaymaker of Atkinson; daughters Monica Rose Hanson and husband Jim of Richland, Wash., and Pamela Slaymaker of Maui, Hawaii; three grandchildren; and siblings Rose Satterfield of Casper, Wyo., Pete Perry and wife Robin of Casper, Paula Perry of Denver, Colo., Mike Perry and wife Sharon of Loveland, Colo., Patsy Thomas of Boston, Mass., Chris Perry and wife Julie of Casper, Phyllis Randel and husband Greg of Eudora, Kan., Karen Anderson of West Fargo, N.D., and Nancy Watson of Cape May, N.J.

* A graveside service for Eugene A. Holbrook, 79, of Stuart, April 28, at the Woodlawn Cemetery near Atkinson. Eugene Holbrook died March 18 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include son Raymond Holbrook and wife Julie of Malmo; daughters Anita Holbrook of Atkinson, Tonia Holbrook of Omaha, Wanda Hernandez and husband Joe of Lincoln, LeAnn Rice and husband Jason of Omaha, Amber Holbrook of Fremont, and April Holbrook of Indianapolis, Ind.; and nine grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Avis E. Moore, 93, of Randolph formerly of Long Pine, April 25, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grand View Cemetery near Long Pine. Avis Moore died April 22 in the Colonial Manor Skilled Nursing Facility at Randolph. Survivors include children Steve Moore and wife Julie of Lincoln, Kathy Moore of Randolph, and Sherry Walker and husband Jim of Logan, Iowa; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Warren Lee Funk, 68, of Atkinson, April 25, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church. Warren Funk died April 19. Survivors include his wife Carol Funk of Atkinson; daughters Amy Funk of Lake Quivira, Kan., Lisa Graycar and husband Mark of Lafayette, Colo., and Katie Almgren and husband Randy of Omaha; three grandchildren; mother Jeanine Funk of Atkinson; and sisters Karen Fundus and husband Ken of Norfolk, Michele Kopecky and husband Joe of Atkinson, and Pamela Kopecky of Papillion.

* Funeral service for Dorothy Kubart, 89, of Atkinson, April 19, in the Atkinson Presbyterian Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Dorothy Kubart died April 15 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Verdell Kubart and wife Ruth of Henderson, Nev., Shari Krysl and husband Ron of Atkinson, David Kubart and wife Susan of North Platte, and Greg Kubart and wife Ermalyn of Kansas City, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and son-in-law Ken Fossen and wife Connie of Omaha.

* Funeral service for Mary Beth Abraham, 96, of Valentine, April 17, in the Valentine St. Nicholas Catholic Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Mary Beth Abraham died April 12 in the South Haven Living Center at Wahoo. Survivors include sons Tom Abraham of Omaha, and Jim Abraham of Sydney, Australia; daughters Donna Watson of Traverse City, Mich., Nancy Olson of Omaha, and Colleen Moosman of Valentine; and sister Alice Bonnell of Spirit Lake, Iowa.

* A memorial service for Donald E. “Donnie” Richardson, 86, of Ainsworth, April 16, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment at a later date in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Donnie Richardson died Feb. 18 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include his wife Luanne Richardson of Ainsworth; daughters Pamela Richardson of Orlando, Fla., and Dawn Denise Dobbins and husband Dave of Lexington; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Albert M. Polen, 78, of Long Pine, April 12, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Albert Polen died April 9 in the Grand Island Lakeview Rehabilitation and Care Center. Survivors include children Alica Ward of Fort Worth, Texas, Matt Polen of Eagle, April Vandeventer of Hastings, Amber Sherman and husband Loren of Ainsworth, Adam Polen of Phillips, and Aleah Polen of Hastings; daughter-in-law Kim Polen of Port Lavaca, Texas; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings Lavonne Polen of Valley, and Marlowe Polen and wife Phyllis of Cedar Bluffs; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Word has been received of the death of James P. “Jimmy” Hempel, 71, of Long Pine. Jimmy Hempel died April 4 in the Sandhills Care Center. A service will be held at a later date. Survivors include brother Richard “Dick” Hempel and wife Anita of Ainsworth, and George Hempel and wife Heike of Boaz, Ala.; sister Jeanne Allen of Rogers, Ark.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Harry V. Pedersen, 76, of Bassett, April 7, at the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites provided by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Harry Pedersen died March 21 in the VA Medical Center at Grand Island. Survivors include brothers-in-law John Appleman and wife Verna of Johnstown, and Robert Appleman and wife Wilma of Johnstown; sisters-in-law Linda Black and husband Tom of West Point, and Wanda Major and husband Wayne of Riverton, Wyo.; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

* Funeral service for Inez Weller, 97, of Atkinson, April 7, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Inez Weller died April 2 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include children Karen Bussinger of Atkinson, Mary Jansen of Yukon, Okla., Roger Weller and wife Jeanette of Emmet, Francis Eugene Weller and wife Cathy of Bradenton, Fla., Patrica VanEck of Yukon, Okla., Richard Weller and wife Betty of Atkinson, and Joyce Weekley and husband Robert of Atkinson; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren; and sister Minnie Stevens of Casper, Wyo.

* A celebration of life service for Jason K. Lauer, 41, of Ainsworth, April 7, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church. Jason Lauer died April 2 in the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Heidi Lauer of Ainsworth; children Tessa Lauer, Kaleb Lauer, and Courtney Lauer all of Ainsworth; one grandson; parents Jim Lauer and wife Deb of Ainsworth, and Barb Merritt and husband Bill of Omaha; siblings Alissa Johnson and husband Shawn of Syracuse, Megan Killion and husband Ryan of Kearney, and Aaron Lauer of Coral Gables, Fla.; grandmother Jean Kops of Lincoln; one niece, five nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Linda Beck, 74, of Mills, April 7, in the Mills Community Church with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery. Linda Beck died April 2.

* Word has been received of the death of Thomas A. “Tom” Coble, 89, of Ainsworth. Tom Coble died March 27 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Elsie Coble of Ainsworth; children Toby Coble of North Platte, Denise Adcock and husband Danny of Ainsworth, and Carla Herrera of Corpus Christi, Texas; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Dane Furnett, 89, of Atkinson formerly of Fayetteville, Tenn., March 29, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Dane Furnett died March 24 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include her husband Robert Furnett of Atkinson; sons Larry Roberson and wife Donna of Elizabethtown, Ill., and Rickie Roberson and wife Pati of Gresham, Ore.; daughters Deb Hash and husband Mark of Atkinson, and Valerie Edwards and husband Bruce of Noblesville, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Marilyn M. Philben, 86, of Ainsworth, March 28, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Marilyn Philben died March 22 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include daughters Iree McNally and Dick Schipporeit of Ainsworth, and Lori Haake and husband Craig of Gothenburg; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Moonyeen Faye Stuart, 85, of Atkinson, March 26, in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Moonyeen Faye Stuart died March 17 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include children Ed Gilmore and wife Kathy of Central City, Jon Gilmore and wife Julia of Las Vegas, Nev., Shelley Caldwell of Thornton, Colo., Gordon Stuart and wife Diana of Salem, Ore., Kevin Stuart and wife Renee of Lincoln, James Stuart of Lincoln, Deneen Stuart of Atkinson, and Michael Stuart of O’Neill; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Mike J. Wenner, 88, of Atkinson, March 26, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Mike Wenner died March 22 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include wife Sharon Wenner of Atkinson; daughter-in-law Marsha Wenner of Atkinson; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; brother John Wenner of Atkinson; and sister Leona Kabeiseman of Yankton, S.D.

* A memorial service for Teresa “Teri” Lynn Burdick, 63, of Johnstown, March 23, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with a private family inurnment at a later date at the Burdick Ranch. Teri Lynn Burdick died March 20 in her home. Survivors include her husband Terry Burdick of Johnstown; children Loralea Frank and husband Mark of Kearney and Johnstown, and Byron Burdick and wife Julia of Johnstown; six grandchildren; brother Dr. Jim Stech of Lexington, Ky.; parents-in-law Ben and Aleta Burdick of Johnstown; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Judy Walz, 73, of Cody, March 22, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial at a later date. Judy Walz died March 16 at Valentine. Survivors include her husband Jerry Walz of Cody; daughter Kathy Thaller of Lincoln; sons Jeff Walz of Cook, and Kirk Walz of Valentine; and sister Joyce Micheel of Long Pine.

* A memorial service for Kenneth S. Elkins, 74, of Hoskins, March 22, in the Stonacek Funeral Chapel of Norfolk with military rites provided by the Norfolk American Legion Post 16, the VFW Post 1644, the Nebraska American Legion Riders and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Ken Elkins died March 17 in the Faith Regional Hospital at Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Doris Elaine Marcellus, 85, of Stuart, March 22, in the Atkinson Presbyterian Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Doris Marcellus died March 18 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include her husband Carroll Marcellus of Stuart; daughter Stephanie Marcellus and husband Shawn Smith of Wayne; and son Jeffrey Dale Marcellus of Stuart.

* A memorial service for Margie T. Cosgrove, 73, of Long Pine, March 21, in the Bassett Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Margie Cosgrove died March 17 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include her husband Tom Cosgrove of Long Pine; son Chad Cosgrove and wife Amy of Lincoln; one grandson; brother Gerald Denny and wife Theresa of Long Pine; sisters Judy Frew of Ainsworth, and Cathy Cole and husband Glen of Long Pine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Jeanne Andersen, 88, of Atkinson, March 20, in the Atkinson Presbyterian Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Jeanne Andersen died March 16 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Glenn Andersen and wife Nancy of O’Neill, Cathy Skala and husband Dick of Atkinson, Kevin Andersen and wife Chris of Atkinson, Bryan Andersen and wife Kim of Atkinson, and Heidi Kohle and husband Brad of Stuart; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Donald J. Stone, 84, of Ozark, Mo., formerly of Wood Lake, March 17, in the St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church of Ozark with burial in the Marshfield City Cemetery. Donald Stone died March 7 in his home. Survivors include his wife Bernice Stone of Ozark; sons Joe Stone and wife Chris of Chanhassen, Minn., and Jeff Stone and wife Anh of Springfield, Mo.; two grandsons; sister Darlene Low and husband Harold of Arapahoe; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Josephine V. Prentice, 84, of Norfolk formerly of Springview, March 16, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Josephine Prentice died March 10 in her home. Survivors include her husband Harold Prentice of Norfolk; daughters Janeen Prentice of Madison, Lori Connot and husband Neil of Yankton, S.D., and Gina Knight and husband Bud of Wright, Wyo.; son-in-law Jim Mundorf and wife Anna of Ayr; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; brother Garth “Buck” Carr and wife Doris of Springview; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Otto Gerald “Shorty” Schipporeit, 82, of Ainsworth, March 14, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with inurnment in the Lutheran Cemetery near Ainsworth. Shorty Schipporeit died March 8 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his sister Carolyn Schipporeit of Ainsworth; brothers Richard “Dick” Schipporeit and Iree McNally of Ainsworth, and Don Schipporeit of Long Pine; sister-in-law Illa, Mrs. Robert, Schipporeit of Lakewood, Colo.; five nieces and two nephews.

* Funeral service for Vivien D. Johnson, 91, of Ainsworth, March 12, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the East Woodlawn Cemetery near Johnstown. Vivien Johnson died March 8 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include children Daniel Johnson and wife Linda of Ainsworth, Patricia Wasson and husband Myron of Hadar, and Brian Johnson and wife Donna of Ainsworth; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; special friend Bruce Botsford of Ainsworth; brothers-in-law Brent Johnson and wife Karen of Johnstown, and Bruce Johnson and wife Jeane of Ainsworth; sister-in-law June Biggs of Quincy, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Robert “Bob” Louis Groeger, 92, of Sioux Falls, S.D., March 10, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson with military rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post 86. Bob Groeger died Jan. 14 in his home. Survivors include his wife Geraldine Groeger of Sioux Falls; sons Bob Groeger and wife Kathy, and Dick Groeger and wife Julie; one grandson; three step-granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; sister Dolores Lower and husband Lyle; brother-in-law Bill Dexter and wife Nancy; sister-in-law Pat Gutherie; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Mark F. Jilg, 64, of Bassett, March 8, in the Holy Cross Catholic Church with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Mark Jilg died Feb. 28 in his home near Bassett. Survivors include sons Daniel Jilg and wife Lora of Seward, Jacob Jilg of Lincoln, and Thomas Jilg and wife Megan of Alton, Iowa; five grandsons; brothers Dennis Jilg and wife Barb of Newport, and Doug Jilg and wife Carol of Broken Bow; sister Veta Hungerford and husband Bruce of Long Pine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for F. DeWayne Wicht, 76, of Cameron, Mo., March 6, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine with military rites performed by the Bassett American Legion Post 123.  DeWayne Wicht died Feb. 28 in the Missouri Veterans Home at Cameron. Survivors include step-daughters Suzanne "Suzie" Glendy and husband Brian of Oconto, Mary McNally and husband Jim of Doniphan, Margie Zieber and husband Mike of Cameron, Mo., and Ellie Milbourn of Cameron; sisters Donna Williams and husband Ralph of Dannebrog, Jolene Weakley and husband Larry of Kearney, Betty Jo Johnson and husband Gary of Minden, and Pat Stange and husband Marty of Hastings; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

* A celebration of life service for Mary L. Baker, 92, of Ainsworth, March 3, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church fellowship hall. A graveside memorial service for the family will be held at a later date at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Mary Baker died Feb. 15 in the Sandhills Care Center. There will be no visitation. Survivors include her husband Glen Baker of Ainsworth; sons Ken Baker and wife Estelle of Lincoln, and Donald Baker and wife Audrey of Millard; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Rosella Sterns, 91, of Fairmont formerly of Atkinson, March 3, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosella Sterns died Feb. 19 in the Fairview Manor at Fairmont. Survivors include sons Ross Schochenmaier and wife Jan of Aberdeen, S.D., and Todd Sterns and wife Brenda of McCool Junction; daughter Jodene Castator and husband Rex of Williston, N.D.; daughter-in-law Dorene Schochenmaier of Rapid City, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Donald Bentz and wife Betty; and sisters Leona Opbrock, Marge Kramer, Alice Anderson, Twila Schmidt and Patty Larsen.

* Funeral service for Joe O’kief, 48, of Valentine, March 1, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine with burial at a later date. Joe O’kief died Feb. 24 at Winner, S.D. Survivors include daughter Stephanie O’kief of Salt Lake City, Utah; son Colten O’kief of Salt Lake City; parents Jerry and Sharon O’kief of Wood Lake; brother Greg O’kief of Omaha; sister Mary Dittrich of Boise, Idaho; and twin brother John O’kief of Garland.

* Funeral service for Mike Tasler, 60, of Atkinson, Feb. 28, in the Atkinson Community Center with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Mike Tasler died Feb. 24 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife Diane Tasler of Atkinson; daughter Jami Hulsey and husband Josh of Atkinson; son Josh Tasler and wife Karissa of Atkinson; parents Charles and Wilma Tasler of Atkinson; siblings Suzanne Schrunk and husband Richard of Emmet, Chris Vogel and husband John of Atkinson, Charles Tasler Jr. and wife Mary of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Nancy Weber and husband Bob of Atkinson, and Tom Tasler and Kay Nelson of Atkinson; and five grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Gary M. Kelly, 71, of Ainsworth, Feb. 26, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Gary Kelly died Feb. 19 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his companion Annie Moeder of Ainsworth; son Michael Kelly of Ainsworth; twin daughters Theresa Kelly and special friend Shawn Wilson of Chadron, and Laura Kelly of Denver, Colo.; brother Dr. Craig Kelly and wife Karen of North Platte; sister Chris Hallock and husband Steve of Springview; brother-in-law Gerald Denny and wife Theresa of Long Pine; sisters-in-law Margie Cosgrove and husband Tom of Long Pine, Judy Frew of Ainsworth, and Cathy Cole and husband Glen of Long Pine; nieces, nephews, and other family members.

* A graveside service for James “Jim” Lewis, 76, of St. Cloud, Minn., formerly of Butte, Feb. 24, at the Butte City Cemetery. Jim Lewis died Feb. 18 in his home. Survivors include his wife Ruth Lewis of St. Cloud; children John Lewis and significant other Kelli Emo of Woodbury, Minn.; daughter Lisa Bechtold and husband Doug of Bloomington, Minn.; two grandchildren; sister Coralene Kinzie and Gary of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Sandy Lewis of Hickman; brothers-in-law Ken Katzer and Dennis Katzer; sisters-in-law Myrna Weiss and husband Dave, and Linda Dunn and husband Stan; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Verna Luber, 97, of Butte, Feb. 24, in the Butte Community Bible Church. Verna Luber died Feb. 13 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Dorothy J. Davis, 91, of Bassett, Feb. 24, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Valentine. Dorothy Davis died Feb. 20 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include children Pati Martinson of Taos, N.M., Paula Velasquez of Santa Fe, N.M., Jim Harmon and wife Jaci of Atkinson, Bill Harmon and wife Jeana of Bassett, Janet Robison of Greeley, Colo., Brian Harmon of Ainsworth, Richard Harmon and wife Mary of Columbus, and Ronnie Davis and wife Kelly of Lincoln; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Willie Kerr, 89, of Valentine, Feb. 24, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Willie Kerr died Feb. 21 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Mary Kerr of Valentine; daughters Kathy Brown of Valentine, and Peggy Snell of Valentine; and brother Jerry Kerr of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Norma L. Davis, 84, of Ainsworth, Feb. 23, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Norma Davis died Feb. 17 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include husband Paul Davis Jr. of Ainsworth; sons Mick Davis and special friend Marie Corkle of O’Neill, and Billy Joe Davis and wife Nancy of Fort Davis, Texas; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother Dale Dishman and wife Evelyn of Utica; brother-in-law Harry Johnston of Brewster; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life gathering for Monte L. Osborn, 52, of Ainsworth, Feb. 17 in the Zion Lutheran Church fellowship hall. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Monte Osborn died Jan. 19 in his home. Survivors include his mother Lois Osborn of Ainsworth; siblings Ed Osborn of Brighton, Colo., Kim Bejot and husband Evan Evans of Ainsworth, and Shawn Osborn and wife Wendy of Littleton, Colo.; two aunts, an uncle, nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Dorothy Nelsen, 94, of Valentine, Feb. 17, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Dorothy Nelsen died Feb. 13 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include sons David Nelsen of Valentine, and Bruce Nelsen of White Fish Bay, Wis.; and four siblings.

* Funeral service for Roberta Sherman, 78, of Valentine, Feb. 7, in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Roberta Sherman died Feb. 3 in her home. Survivors include her husband Bill Sherman of Valentine; daughters Julie Jones, Becky Poland and Larissa Arnold all of Valentine; son JJ Sherman of Hayden, Idaho; and siblings Kathy Tinant of Lakeview, S.D., Rosemary Bolton of Dell City, Okla., George Sherman of Valentine, and Loretta Melcher of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Ida L. “Leah” Fredericksen, 51, of Ainsworth, Feb. 6, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Leah Fredericksen died Feb. 1 in her home. Survivors include parents Don and Joan Fredericksen of Long Pine; special friend Mark Arens of Ainsworth; son Drai Beverage of Ashland, Ore.; daughter Jori Beverage of Ashland, Ore.; sister April Hinrichs and husband Corvin of Ainsworth; half-brothers Gary Hoffman and wife Sharon of Catoosa, Okla., Willy Hoffman of Long Pine, John Hoffman of Cheyenne, Wyo., Kevin Hoffman and wife Cheryl of Eagle Point, Ore., and Mike Griffen and wife Laura of Helena, Mont.; half-sister Sally Hanson of Long Pine; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Mabel Hespe, 97, of Burton, Feb. 5, in the New Hope Community Church of Springview with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Mabel Hespe died Feb. 1 in her home. Survivors include sons Larry Hespe and wife Dixie of Springview, Dennis Hespe and wife Ramona of Spencer, David Hespe and wife Cora of Naper, Roger Hespe and wife Robin of Newcastle, Wyo., and Daniel Hespe of Burton; daughters Donna Basgall of Salina, Kan., Loretta Hespe of Webster City, Iowa, and Mavis Schuman and husband Dick of Salina, Kan.; 29 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Renee Hespe of Norfolk; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private family memorial service for Kimberly A. Haszard, 46, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date.  Kimberly Haszard died Feb. 1 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Aspen Kinning; sons Kole Denny and Brody Denny; parents Richard and Bonnie Haszard; brother Greg Haszard, and sister Amber McNally. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the family for future designation.

* A memorial service for Barbara J. Lamb, 86, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. Barb Lamb died Sunday, Jan. 28, in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Marcia Meade and husband Edward Dawson of Spokane, Wash.; son Thomas “Tom” Lamb of Spokane, Wash.; two granddaughters; sister-in-law Dr. Carol Shackleton of Gothenburg; and other family members.

* A memorial service for Roger A. McCoy, 72, of Ainsworth, Feb. 3, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Roger McCoy died Jan. 9 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Jo McCoy of Ainsworth; children Roxy Schow of Paxton, and James McCoy and wife Mandy of Ainsworth; two grandchildren; sisters-in-law Karen Nance of North Platte, Marcia Speck and husband Rod of Gothenburg, and Erin Allen and husband Terry of Ainsworth; father-in-law Joe Giles of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Mary Ellen Atkinson, 89, of Butte, Feb. 2, in the Naper St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with burial in the Butte Cemetery. Mary Ellen Atkinson died Jan. 27 in the Avera Gregory Hospital at Gregory, S.D.

* Funeral service for Karen Ann Philben, 68, of Springview, Feb. 1, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Karen Philben died Jan. 27 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include son Lance Philben and wife Roxanne of Ainsworth; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; two aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

* Funeral service for Harriet M. McKenney, 89, of Broken Bow, Jan. 31, in Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow with burial in the Newport Cemetery. Harriet McKenney died Jan. 27 in the Broken Bow Care and Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include sons Leonard McKenney and wife Lynna of Broken Bow, and John McKenney and wife Glady of Vaughn, Mont.; daughter-in-law Barb McKenney of Ord; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

* Word has been received of the death of Francis J. Schmitz, 92, of College Station, Texas, formerly of Hutchinson and Leoti, Kan. Francis Schmitz died Jan. 19 at College Station. Funeral service was held Jan. 23 in the Hutchinson Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial in the St. Louis Cemetery near Waterloo, Kan. Survivors include children Mary Jane Dickinson and husband Randy of Moose Lake, Wash., David Schmitz and wife Rose of College Station, Marvin Schmitz and wife Pam of Johnstown, and Eugene Schmitz and wife Margaret of Warsaw, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren.

* A memorial service for former Ainsworth mayor Russell D. “Moose” Moody, 69, of Ainsworth, Jan. 27, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with coffee to follow in the Ainsworth Elks Lodge. Russ Moody died Jan. 16 in the Faith Regional Hospital at Norfolk. Survivors include his wife Ellen Moody of Ainsworth; son Andre Voss of Ainsworth; one granddaughter; brother Dale Moody and wife Bettie of Kernersville, N.C.; sister Karen Allyn and husband Calvin of Norfolk; and several nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Patrick Baker, 51, of Atkinson, Jan. 26, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Patrick Baker died Jan. 20 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include his parents Wayne and Jan Baker of Atkinson; brother Todd Baker and wife Janine of Kansas City, Mo.; two nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

* Funeral service for Loretta J. “Bubs” Coleman, 83, of Norfolk formerly of Bassett, Jan. 24, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Bubs Coleman died Jan. 17 in the Homestead of Norfolk Assisted Living Facility. Survivors include children Dave Coleman and wife Cheri of Colorado Springs, Colo., Bryan Coleman and wife Bobbi of Bassett, and Cheri Heimann and husband Steve of Norfolk; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* A time of gathering for memories, food and Pinochle for Jerome A. “Jerry” Koszut, 74, of Ainsworth, scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 21, has been postponed to a later date due to the weather. Jerry Koszut died Jan. 6 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Myrna Jakob of Ainsworth; daughter Katie Koszut of Avondale, Ariz.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; step-children Allen Jakob and wife Susan of Marshfield, Mo., and Amy Jo Sassatelli and husband Tom of Waco, Texas; four step-grandchildren; brother-in-law Dr. Melvin Campbell and wife Sherry of Ainsworth; sisters-in-law Nina Johnson and husband Blaine of York, Anita Hempel and husband Dick of Ainsworth, Lori Ganser and husband Tim of Ainsworth, and Arlene Koszut of Orland Park, Ill.; and nieces, nephews and other family members. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Live-Love-Wag Pet Rescue of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Lyle Lemmer, 81, of Atkinson, Jan. 19, in the Atkinson Presbyterian Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Lyle Lemmer died Jan. 15 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife Jeanie Lemmer of Stuart; children Sonja Martens and husband Tom of Edina, Minn., and Stephanie Lemmer and partner Kevin Leven of Fort Collins, Colo.; four grandchildren; and sister Vivian Otteman of Washington, D.C.

* Funeral service for Chaeley J. Ruegge, 17, of Johnstown, Jan. 19, in McAndrew Gymnasium of Ainsworth with burial in the O’Neill Cemetery. Chaeley Ruegge died Jan. 11 from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident east of Ainsworth. Survivors include parents Dave and Jenne Ruegge of Johnstown; siblings Clint Ruegge of Brownlee, and Nicole Fischer and special friend Tyler Johnson of Ainsworth; grandmother Gloria Ruegge of O’Neill; grandparents Phil and Kris Adsit of East Troy, Wis.; a nephew and other family members.

* A memorial service for Clarence G. Cafferty, 88, of Kearney formerly of Long Pine, Jan. 18, in the Kearney Faith United Methodist Church with burial in the Kearney Cemetery. Clarence Cafferty died Jan. 14 in the Mother Hull Home at Kearney. Survivors include children Lisa Robison and husband Dave of Green River, Wyo., and Marsha Nelson and husband Dennis of Kearney; sister Lorraine Mason of Kearney; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Robert Woodson, 74, of Valentine, Jan. 17, in the Valentine First Baptist Church with burial at in the Kilgore Cemetery. Robert Woodson died Jan. 11 in Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Chari Woodson; and children John Woodson, Lisa Woodson and Bill Woodson.

* Funeral service for Marilyn L. Gokie, 81, of Atkinson, Jan. 15, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Marilyn Gokie died Jan. 13 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include her husband Donald Gokie of Atkinson; children James Gokie and wife Patty of Atkinson, Jeffery Gokie and wife Cathy of Columbus, Janell Rossman and husband Truman of Atkinson, and Jillyn Kratochvil and husband Chris of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Evelyn D. Moody, 84, of Ainsworth, Jan. 15, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Evelyn Moody died Jan. 6 at Phoenix, Ariz. Survivors include sons Donald Moody and wife Lisa of Collins, Iowa, and Bradley Moody of Pilot Mound, Iowa; daughters Linda Moody of Ceresco, and Lydia Moody of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother William Stufft and wife Roberta of Albuquerque, N.M., and Francis Stufft and wife Haroldine of Stromsburg; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Roger A. McCoy, 72, of Ainsworth. Roger McCoy died Jan. 9 in the Brown County Hospital.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Lester D. Stufft, 80, of Ainsworth. Lester Stufft died Dec. 29, 2017, in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Memorials may be made to the family and sent to daughter Shiela Barager, 233 N. Maple St., Ainsworth, or to Hoch Funeral Home at 1320 E. Fourth St., Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Norma Jehorek, 77, of Valentine formerly of Lynch, Jan. 13, in the Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church of Lynch with burial in the Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Cemetery near Lynch. Norma Jehorek died Jan. 4 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Society of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Patricia L. Mead, 85, of Grain Valley, Mo., formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 10, in the Colonial Hills Community of Christ Church at Blue Springs, Mo., with a graveside memorial service in the Valley Cemetery at a later date. Patricia Mead died Jan. 5. Survivors include children Kerri Booth and husband John of Liberty, Mo., Mindy Day and husband Edwin of Grain Valley, John Mead of Ainsworth, Stazie Church and husband Scott of Stanton, Texas, and Jenny Kramer and husband Jeff of Harrisonville, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

* A graveside service for Geraldine Mikus, 92, of Stuart, Jan. 9, at the Stuart Community Cemetery. Geraldine Mikus dies Jan. 3 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include brothers Elvin Vanderbeek and wife Alex of Stuart, Dwaine Vanderbeek of Sebeka, Minn., and William Vanderbeek of Carter Lake, Iowa; and sisters Velma Seger of Atkinson, Darlene Gantt of Stuart, and Mary Nickels of San Diego, Calif.

*Funeral service for Ileen L. Rose, 79, of Valentine, Jan. 8, in the Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon with interment in the Fairview Cemetery near Rushville. Ileen Rose died Jan. 3 in the Valentine Good Samaritan Society.

* Funeral service for Tim Albrecht, 56, of Atkinson, Jan. 8, in the Atkinson Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Tim Albrecht died Jan. 3 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include his mother Mary Ann Albrecht of Atkinson; brothers Wayne Albrecht of Atkinson, and Richard Albrecht and wife Nancy of Atkinson; sister Alice Klabenes and husband Mike of Clearwater; aunts, uncles, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

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