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* Funeral service is pending in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth for Brian D. Gaskins, 55, of Ainsworth. Brian Gaskins died Wednesday, June 21, at his home.

* Funeral service for Dale Edward Painter, 78, of Newport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Dale Painter died Wednesday, June 21, in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday in Seger Funeral Home of Stuart. Survivors include his wife Ramona Painter of Newport; children Tony Painter and wife Dee of Gothenburg, Tami Gum and husband Lynn of Long Pine, Tim Painter and wife Dee of Valentine, and Terrill Painter and Rachel Rabe of Long Pine; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers Dean Painter of Ainsworth, Darrell Painter of Springview, Harold Painter of Springview, and Bob Painter of Springview; and sister Gwen Mizner of Springview.

* A graveside service for Twila Mae Kepler, 93, of Bassett, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Twila Kepler died Wednesday, June 21, in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. A private family visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett. Survivors include daughter Juanita Luhr and husband Gordon of Centralia, Wash.; son Clifford Kepler and wife Shirley May of Bassett; daughter-in-law Virginia “Ginny” Kepler of Bassett; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister Donna McGuire and husband Frank of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and other family members. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

* Funeral service for Peggy A. Larson, 83, of Bassett, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Peggy Larson died Wednesday, June 21, in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Visitation is scheduled from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday in Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett, and until the time of service Saturday in the United Methodist Church. Survivors include husband Stanley Larson of Bassett; children Steven Larson and wife Tonya of Bassett, Pamela Seberger and husband Frank of Bassett, Brian Larson and wife Becky of Ault, Colo., Laurie Schlaman and husband John of Batavia, Ill., Debra Ruhrdanz and husband Michael of Lincoln, and Dawn Johnston and husband Dana of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care.

* A memorial service for Audrey E. Christensen, 90, of Ainsworth, June 21, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Audrey Christensen died May 1 in the Sandhills Care Center at Ainsworth. Survivors include sons Bob Christensen of Tucson, Ariz., and Kent Christensen and significant other Mindy Van Sickle of Ainsworth; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

* Funeral service for Lucille M. Geib, 88, of Bassett, June 19, in the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Bassett. Lucille Geib died June 8 in the O’Neill Care & Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include daughter Sandy Benson and husband Barry of Riverview; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Louise Ann “LouAnn” Williams, 80, of Ainsworth, June 19, in the Ainsworth St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. LouAnn Williams died June 12 in the Great Plains Health center at North Platte. Survivors include daughters Dr. Pamela Williams of Anchorage, Alaska, and Colleen Williams-Pettigrew and husband Kevin of Valentine; son William “Will” Williams Jr. and wife Rachel of Ainsworth; two grandchildren; sisters Rosemary Root and husband Dick of Akron, Iowa, Marilyn Clopton of Oak Park, Ill., and Irma Burbach and husband Dick of Vermillion, S.D.; brothers-in-law Dean Williams of Ainsworth, and David Clopton of Springview; sisters-in-law Dorothy Kienker of Central City, Wilma Williams of Buena Vista, Colo., and Helen Eggert of Camarillo, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Carlean Mae Stern, 80, of Winner, S.D., formerly of Johnstown, June 17, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the East Woodlawn Cemetery near Johnstown. Carlean Stern died June 13 in the Winner Regional Health Care Facility. Survivors include brother Robert Nordstrom and wife Barbara of Winner; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Carl “Johnny Tienken Jr., 86, of Atkinson, June 17, in the Butte Community Center with a private family burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Johnny Tienken died June 8 in his home. Survivors include his wife Rita Tienken of Atkinson; daughter Shelley Anderson and husband Brent of Grand Island; son Brent Tienken and wife Tammy of Butte; sister Patricia Alley and husband Corbett of Tucson, Ariz.; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

* A graveside memorial service for Arlene L. Butler, 97, of Bassett, June 17, at the Newport Cemetery. Arlene Butler died Feb. 21 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include daughter Carol Yaw of Bassett; and sons Mike Butler and wife Connie of Florence, Ariz., Terry Butler and wife Julie of Arnold, and Dan Butler of Bassett.

A memorial service for Christie Qualley, 66, of Valentine, June 16, in the Valentine St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Christie Qualley died June 6 at Norfolk. Survivors include son Vic Qualley of Lincoln; daughter Jennifer Rau of Norfolk; and brothers Tom Elliott of Valentine, Jim Elliott of Valentine, Mike Elliott of Valentine, and John Elliott of Kearney.

* Funeral service for Ida Wewel, 98, of Stuart, June 13, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Ida Wewel died June 4 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Harv Wewel and wife Kathy of Burwell, and Westy Nelson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Marianne Joyce Jansen, 86, of Atkinson, June 8, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Marianne Jansen died June 2 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Sandra Krieger and husband Don of Bassett, Bonny Pospichal and husband Greg of Bassett, Dan Jansen and fiancÚ Barb Ohde of Atkinson, and Todd Jansen and wife Lori of Branson, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Irene Cobb of Stuart, and Edith Kunz of Lincoln; and brother-in-law Charles Jansen of Aurora.

* Funeral service for Tom Sierks, 82, of Dunning, June 7, in the Dunning Open Bible Church with burial in the Brewster Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Doris Sierks of Dunning; sons Tim Sierks and wife Annette of Brewster, Monte Sierks and wife Cris of Dunning, and Kent Sierks and wife Sandra of Dunning; daughter LaTonne Davis and husband Jim of Ainsworth; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Harold Fredrick Ohde, 88, of Atkinson, June 7, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Harold Ohde died June 2 in his home. Survivors include his wife Evelyn Ohde of Atkinson; children Cheri Unger and husband Robert of Bartley, Patricia Osborne and husband Dan Jeffryes of Kearney, Roger Ohde of Stuart, Connie Pascal and husband Jeff of Cranbury, N.J., and Jill Hamik and husband Rol of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Ardis Voy Alderman, 100, of Bassett, June 3, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Voy Alderman died May 27 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include daughter-in-law Virginia Alderman of Plainview; daughter Mary Billesbach of Tucson, Ariz.; son Ed Alderman and wife Gail of Minden; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Iola Stewart, 100, of Valentine, June 2, in the Valentine Berean Bible Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Iola Stewart died May 28 at Hastings. Survivors include daughter Donna Caubarrus of Austin, Texas.

* A memorial service for Darlene Thornton, 81, of Valentine, June 1, in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Darlene Thornton died May 25 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include sons Kevin Thornton of Valentine, and Craig Thornton of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Eugene Hoffman, 91, of Stuart, May 26, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery and military rites provided by the Stuart American Legion Post. Eugene Hoffman died May 22 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include children Bill Hoffman and wife Laurie of Burleson, Texas, Alice Van Anne and husband Dan of Elkhorn, Marilou Nash and husband Bill of Elizabethtown, N.Y., Ron Hoffman and wife Sharon of Bayard, Raymond Hoffman and wife Carla of Boulder City, Nev., and Ken Hoffman and wife Mimi of Chandler, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and sister Marge Schmaderer and husband Pete of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Bruce Fiala, 59, of Republican City formerly of Ainsworth, May 22, in the Peace Lutheran Church of Alma with interment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Bruce Fiala died May 16 in the St. Francis Medical Center at Grand Island. Survivors include fiancÚ Rhonda Lawing of Republican City; sons Ryan Fiala and wife Tiffany of Kearney, Chance Fiala and wife Janna of Fort Collins, Colo., and Grayson Fiala of Greeley, Colo.; step-children Abby Knutson and Matt Rice of Brighton, Colo., David Lawing and Gely Longoria of Northglenn, Colo., and Tara Lawing and Salvador Herrera of Brighton, Colo.; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; mother Berniece Fiala of Ainsworth; brothers Bryan Fiala of Grand Island, and Brad Fiala and wife Ann of Ainsworth; sisters Jan Buoy and husband Merv of Bassett, and Jeannie Fritz and husband Richard of Center; and cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for George M. Hipke, 101, of Ainsworth, May 22, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with a private family inurnment at a later date in the Cleveland Cemetery near Stuart. George Hipke died May 16 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include brothers Dale Hipke of Tyler, Texas, and Zane Hipke of Grand Island; sister Sylvia Strong of Hallsville, Mo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Madonna Marie Miksch, 84, of Atkinson, May 20, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery near Stuart. Madonna Miksch died May 13 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include numerous cousins.

* Funeral service for Alfred “Bud” Fisher, 91, of Valentine, May 18, in the Valentine St. Nicholas Catholic Church with burial at a later date. Bud Fisher died May 11 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include his wife Elsie Fisher of Valentine; and son David Fisher of Valentine.

* Funeral service for Raymond C. Wagman, 83, of Atkinson, May 17, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Atkinson American Legion Post. Raymond Wagman died May 14 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include his wife Mary Wagman of Atkinson; step-daughters Brenda Kerkman and husband Keith of Atkinson, and Laura Braun of Atkinson; three grandchildren; and sister Mary Longwell of Omaha.

* Funeral service for James A. “Jim” Carr, 82, of Springview, May 15, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Jim Carr died May 10 in his home. Survivors include sister-in-law Joyce Carr-Colvin of Valentine; niece Jan Epke and husband Don of Valentine; nephew J.D. Carr of Yankton, S.D.; three great-nieces, cousins and other family members.

* Funeral service for Jean Bramer, 75, of Montrose, Colo., formerly of Ainsworth, May 11 in the Montrose United Methodist Church. Jean Bramer died May 2 in the Hope West Hospice at Montrose. Survivors include her husband Dwayne of Montrose; daughter Jody Bramer of Montrose; sons Jerry Bramer and wife Julie of East Granby, Conn., and Jim Bramer of Orlando, Fla.; and one grandson.

* A graveside service for Evelyn L. Allen, 84, of Ainsworth, May 9, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Evelyn Allen died April 29 in the Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include daughters Vicki Schipporeit and husband Lance of Ainsworth, Connie Mauch and husband Walter of Ainsworth, and Lori Strand and husband Rob of Ainsworth; sons Terry Allen and wife Erin of Ainsworth, and Tony Allen and wife Wendy of Ainsworth; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Bonnie Osborne and special friend Ed Steinwand of Larned, Kan., and Mary Bidner of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada; sisters-in-law Jo Irwin of Ainsworth, Donna Irwin of Ainsworth, and Wauneta Keller of North Platte; brothers-in-law Gene Allen of Ainsworth, and Jack Jones of Norfolk; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Minnie Fay Smith, 88, of Valentine, May 5, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial at a later date in North Dakota. Minnie Smith died April 30 in her home. Survivors include son Lloyd Smith of Valentine; daughter Linda Mann of Halton City, Texas; brother Arthur Hill of Hartington, Texas; and sister Lynn Pooley of Corpus Christi, Texas.

* Funeral service for George G. Deermer, 90, of Stuart, May 4, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Stuart American Legion Post. George Deermer died April 29 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include daughter Vernadine Deen of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren; brother Joseph Deermer of Stuart; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Larry Mitchell, 80, of Atkinson, April 29, in the Atkinson Presbyterian Church with military rites conducted by the Atkinson American Legion Post. Larry Mitchell died April 23 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include his wife Joann Mitchell of Atkinson; son Todd Mitchell of Atkinson; daughters Barbara Leu and husband Randy of Columbus, and Suzanne Mitchell of Butte; eight grandchildren; and sister Sharon Mitchell and husband Robert of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Karen M. “Peg” Raymond, 77, of Ainsworth, April 29, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the East Park Cemetery. Peg Raymond died April 25 in her home. Survivors include her husband Jack Raymond of Ainsworth; sons Chris Raymond and wife Wanda of Ainsworth, John Raymond and wife Anne of Ainsworth, and Jim Raymond of Ainsworth; daughters Patty Finney and husband Chris of Ainsworth, and Pam Raymond of Bassett; 10 grandchildren; sister Carolyn Moor of Omaha; mother-in-law Hilda Raymond of Yankton, S.D.; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Beulah McKenney, 94, of Superior formerly of Mills, April 29, at the Simpson Cemetery in Keya Paha County. Beulah McKenney died April 25 at Superior. Survivors include children Marjorie Loos and husband Greg of Lincoln, Carol Eckles and husband Dick of Nelson, and James McKenney and wife Lori of Springview; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Virginia Green of Torrington, Wyo.; sister-in-law Connie Burger of Glendale, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Victor Raymond McConnell, 62, of Atkinson, April 28, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Victor McConnell died April 22 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital. Survivors include wife Beverly McConnell of Atkinson; children Marty Lauridsen and husband Dave of Columbus, Rhonda Christensen and husband Nate of Brando, S.D., and Jeremy McConnell of Clearwater; nine grandchildren; brothers Roger McConnell and wife Patricia of Omaha, Bob McConnell of Rapid City, S.D., Pat McConnell of Orlando, Fla., and Tim McConnell and wife Suk of Tacoma, Wash.; sister Dianne Coffin and husband David of Lincoln; and an aunt and uncle.

* A memorial service for Jessica Tate Anderson, 43, of Ainsworth, April 27, in the Ainsworth Nazarene Church. Jessica Anderson died April 20 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include children Seth Tate Anderson and Alex Anita Anderson of Ainsworth; parents Richard and Anita Hempel of Ainsworth; sister Julie Taylor and husband Todd of Long Pine; brother Jared Hempel of Ainsworth; two nieces, one great-niece; numerous aunts, uncles and other family members; and special friend Derrik Grupe and family of Ainsworth.

Funeral service for Elmer Floyd Keller, 78, of Taylor formerly of Elsmere, April 27, in the Taylor Assembly of God Church with burial in the Taylor Cemetery. Elmer Keller died April 23 in his home. Survivors include his wife Betty Keller of Taylor; children Bradly Keller and wife Kari of Ozark, Mo., and Beth Ralls and husband Greg of Taylor; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters Josephine Sorenson of Big River, Calif., and JoAnn Parkhurst and husband Gene of Valentine.

* A graveside service for Marilyn F. Krause, 87, of Ainsworth, April 26, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Marilyn Krause died April 20 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include children Beth Clark and husband Lenard of Ainsworth, Joan Daniels and husband Eddy of Ainsworth, and Nick Krause and wife Mary of Ainsworth; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Esther Duffield, 76, of Johnstown, April 21, in the New Hope Community Church of Springview with burial in the West Norden Cemetery. Esther Duffield died April 15 in the Neligh Care Center. Survivors include children Debbie Duffield of Gillette, Wyo., Cindy Duffield of Springview, Donnie Duffield Jr. of Johnstown, Jerry Duffield of Sparks, and Jason Duffield of Lewellen; and siblings Edna Mae Korfanta of Billings, Mont., Bill Dewey of Carlyle, Wyo., Larry Dewey of Bodurant, Iowa, Alice Dewey of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Fred Dewey of Moorcroft, Wyo.

* Funeral service for Ronnie Nicole Porter, 35, of Ainsworth formerly of Valentine, April 21, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Nicole Porter died April 17 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include children Austin, Korah and Londyn Dunbar of Ainsworth; mother Shari Dubry and husband Ron of Valentine; siblings Bryce Porter of Wood Lake, Chelsea Porter of Valentine, Bailey Porter of Thedford, and Devon Porter of Thedford; step-sister Ann Collier and husband Travis of Dunning; grandparents Lawrence and Alberta Porter of Neligh, and Norma Cozad of Wood Lake; special friend Curtis Reed of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Mary Ann Hoffman, 86, of Stuart, April 18, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Mary Ann Hoffman died April 14 in her home. Survivors include children Bill Hoffman and wife Laurie of Burleson, Texas, Alice Van Anne and husband Dan of Elkhorn, Marilou Nash and husband Bill of Elizabethtown, Ky., Ron Hoffman and wife Sharon of Bayard, Raymond Hoffman and wife Carla of Boulder City, Nev., and Ken Hoffman and wife Mimi of Chandler, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Ralph E. Keim, 99, of Lincoln formerly of Ainsworth, April 15, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ralph Keim died April 12 in the Homestead Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at Lincoln. Survivors include daughters Carolyn Keim of Lincoln, and Merry Lynne Maxwell and husband Bill Rose of Lincoln; daughter-in-law Jeannie Keim of Shelby; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother Dale Keim of Provo, Utah; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Marvin Larsen, 94, of Stuart, April 11, in the Butte Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Butte at a later date. Marvin Larsen died April 2 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Patricia Larsen of Stuart; children Monty Larsen and wife Deb of Stuart, and Lori Lemmer and husband Barry of Atkinson; and four grandchildren.

Funeral service for Erwin L. Keim, 91, of Ainsworth, April 8, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Erwin Keim died April 4 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include his wife Marie Keim of Ainsworth; son Dale Keim and wife Wanda of Stayton, Ore.; daughter Charlotte Braden and husband Joe of Stayton; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; step-children Steven Sorenson of Burwell, and Linda Loeb and husband Milton of Grand Island; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; brothers Ralph Keim of Lincoln, and Dale Keim of Provo, Utah; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Jane R. Doke Van Horn, 80, of Newport, April 7, at the Newport Cemetery. Jane Doke Van Horn died March 31 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include husband Ernie Van Horn of Newport; children Jerry Doke and wife Dee Dee of Newport, Larry Doke and wife Cathy of Ainsworth, Dan Doke and wife Teresa of Ranchester, Wyo., and Tammy Cline of Newport; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; brother Harry Reed of Basin, Wyo.; and sister Dona Leiper of Golden, Colo.

* Funeral service for Donald R. “Don” Rossenbach, 89, of Valentine formerly of Springview, April 5, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Springview and military rites conducted by the Springview American Legion Post 98. Don Rossenbach died March 31 in the Cherry Hills Assisted Living at Valentine. Survivors include children Dennis Rossenbach of Ainsworth, Roger Rossenbach of Emmett, Idaho, John “J.R.” Rossenbach and wife Connie of Ainsworth, and Denise Anderson and husband Tim of Twin Valley, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Mary Lou Kerr of Valentine, and Loretta “Snooks” Melcher of Valentine; brothers-in-law George Sherman and wife Marie of Valentine, and Bill Sherman and wife Roberta of Valentine; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Larry L. Smith, 76, of Ainsworth, will be held at a later date. Larry Smith died March 28 in the Sandhills Care Center at Ainsworth. Survivors include significant other Sarah Woodall of Ainsworth; son Lawrence Smith and wife Deanna of Highland Ranch, Colo.; four grandchildren; brothers Ronald Smith and wife Margaret of Rapid City, S.D., and Quinten Smith and wife Betty of Blythe, Calif.; an aunt, nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Joyce Sedlacek, 79, of Butte, April 1, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Joyce Sedlacek died March 29 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Carol M. Chase, 86, of Ainsworth, April 1, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Carol Chase died March 28 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include daughters Paige Coash and husband Don of Bassett, and Kathy Leach and husband Lanny of Ainsworth; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Craig Meads and wife Bernita of Overton, and Cliff Meads and wife Linda of Elm Creek; brothers-in-law Micky Chase and wife Beth of Ainsworth, and Tom Bjorklund and wife Rosanne of Houston, Texas; sister-in-law Janice Rosane of St. Edward; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Jameson Painter, 3, of Ainsworth, March 30, in the Bassett United Methodist Church. Jameson Painter died March 24 as a result of an accident. Survivors include parents Jason and Heather Painter of Ainsworth; and brothers Carter and Erick Painter of Ainsworth. A memorial fund has been established for the family, and memorials are being collected by the West Plains Bank, First National Bank, and Union Bank and Trust..

* Funeral service for Teresa L. Percival, 59, of Ainsworth, March 27, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with a graveside service March 30 in the Bluffton Cemetery at Bluffton, Ark. Teresa Percival died March 23 in her home. Survivors include husband Charles Percival of Ainsworth; children Blanton Shepherd and wife Lisa of Pooler, Ga., Christopher Shepherd and wife Jill of Bloomingdale, Ga., Retha Reagan of Atkinson, and Josh Reagan and wife Sequoya of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; step-children Dr. Tamara Cook and husband Dr. Jerry Cook of Huntsville, Texas, Michael Percival of Lincoln, and Jennifer Fiesterman and husband Troy of Winner, S.D.; two step-grandchildren; brother William Frank Rich Jr. and wife Debra of Swainsboro, Ga.; step-brother Lanier Griswold of Swainsboro; step-sister Zeebe Durden-Henry of Swainsboro; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Jack M. Osborne, 81, of Atkinson, March 27, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery and military rights to be performed by the Atkinson American Legion Post 86 and the Legion Riders. Jack Osborne died March 23 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include children Scott Osborne and wife Diane of Atkinson, and Lori MacGregor and husband Steve of Plainview; seven grandchildren; brothers Dale Osborne and wife Eileen of Atkinson, and Orville Osborne and wife Donna of Atkinson; sister Bonnie Bilstein and husband Richard of Atkinson; brothers-in-law Donald Brown of Fremont, and Richard Ulrich of LaVista; and sister-in-law Pat Jefferies of Kearney.

* Funeral service for Eugene “LeRoy” Simonson, 77, of Ravenna, March 22, in the Mullen United Methodist Church with burial in the Cedarview Cemetery near Mullen. LeRoy Simonson died March 17 in the Good Samaritan Society at Ravenna.

* Funeral service for Dona J. Verzal, 93, of Atkinson, March 21, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Dona Verzal died March 15 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include son Tony Verzal of Kearney; daughter Darlene Kinnick and husband Mark of Sommerset, S.D.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Raymond D. Krysl, 85, of Stuart, March 21, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery and military rites performed by the Stuart American Legion Post. Raymond Krysl died March 17 in the Butler County Health Care Center at David City. Survivors include his wife Mary Krysl of Stuart; children Joseph Krysl of Rising City, and John Krysl and wife Mary of Stuart; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Eileen McNeely; brother Larry Krysl and wife Rose; and brother-in-law Charles Devine and wife JoAnn.

* Funeral service for Corky Greenough, 83, of Lusk, Wyo., March 18, in the 4-H Multipurpose Building located at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds at Lusk. Corky Greenough died March 15 in the Niobrara Health and Life Center at Lusk.

* Word has been received of the death of Guy H. Schwarten, 60, of Ainsworth. Guy Schwarten died March 14 in his home. Cremation has taken place, and no local service is planned. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Oregon. Survivors include sister Deb Fairchild of Ainsworth; step-father Edwin Schwarten of Emerson and Palm Springs, Calif.; and step-siblings and other family members.

* A memorial graveside service for Kenneth L. Jines, 60, of Newport formerly of Ainsworth and Omaha, will be held at a later date at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Kenneth Jines died March 10 in his home. Survivors include son Devin Ward of Ainsworth; father Avert “Jim” Jines of Alliance; sister Marilyn Crooker and husband Richard of Newport; half-brother Jimmy Jines of Daytona Beach, Fla.; step-father Merlyn Hambleton of Johnstown; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Lucille McCormick, 85, of Valentine, March 11, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Lucille McCormick died March 6 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include sons Kim McCormick of Sparks, and Patrick McCormick of Norfolk; daughter Deborah Godel of Winner, S.D.; sister Bonnie Swim of Winslow; and brother Roger Foster of Sparks.

* Funeral service for Frank E. Weander Jr., 92, of Ainsworth formerly of Valentine, March 11, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Junior Weander died March 3 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include son Stanley Weander of Ardmore, Okla.; four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Helen Townsend of Lexington, and Leona Hagedorn of Broken Bow; brother-in-law Ralph Freeman of Maryland; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Cynthia Coulter, 66, of Omaha formerly of Valentine and Springview, March 11, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Cynthia Coulter died Feb. 28 at Omaha. Survivors include her husband John Coulter; brothers Tim and wife Samantha of Helena, Mont., Joe Dan of Iowa City, Iowa, James and wife Debra of Placitas, N.M.; sister Catherine Bootzin and husband Bob of Jemez Springs, N.M,; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Clara Enbody, 95, of Atkinson,  March 11, in the St. John's Lutheran Church of Atkinson with inurnment in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Clara Enbody died March 8 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson.  Survivors include daughters Diana Headley of Omaha, and Cindy Gotschall and husband Clark of Atkinson; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for David Duane Harlan, 63, of Bassett, March 10 in the Holy Cross Catholic Church of Bassett with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. David Harlan died March 6 in his home. Survivors include his wife Phyllis Harlan of Bassett; daughter Amber Push and husband Adam of Lincoln; sister Joyce Dearmont of Greeley, Colo., and husband Paul Elger of North Platte; mother-in-law Justine Kroenke of Fremont; nieces, nephews, and other family members.

* A memorial service for Ivan Roth, 85, of Valentine, March 9, in the Valentine United Methodist Church. Ivan Roth died March 3 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Jeanene Roth of Valentine; children Cindy Monroe of Valentine, Robin Roth, and Kim Johnson; and sister Doretta Bauer.

* Funeral service for Jolane G. Armstrong, 68, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Ponca, March 8 in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Ponca with burial in the South Creek Cemetery near Ponca. Jolane Armstrong died  March 3 in her home. Survivors include children Greg Armstrong of Lincoln, Paula Peters and husband Troy of Ainsworth, Dan Armstrong of Ponca, and Casey Armstrong of Bellevue; four grandchildren; siblings Joanne Olson and husband Jon, Diane Donnelly and husband George, Donna Vitzthum and husband Terry, JoEllen Slota and husband Garry, and Joe Kopal and wife Shavonne; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Robert D. “Bob” Scott, 93, of Ainsworth, March 4, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial of his ashes at a later date in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Bob Scott died Feb. 28 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Dora Scott of Ainsworth; son Rick Scott and wife Joyce of Omaha; daughter Pam of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Paul Irwin, 86, of Neligh formerly of Ainsworth, Feb. 27, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the O’Neill Cemetery and military rights to be conducted by the O’Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93 and VFW Post 926. Paul Irwin died Feb. 22 in the Antelope County Hospital at Neligh. Survivors include his wife Donna Irwin of Ainsworth; daughter Paula Naber and husband Todd of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Evelyn Allen of Bassett, Bonnie Osborne and husband Ed of Larned, Kan., and Mary Bidner of Prince George, Canada; sister-in-law Joan Irwin of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Leslie Dean "Les" Farris Jr., 65, of Ainsworth, Feb. 27, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery and military rites performed by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Les Farris died Feb. 20 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include daughter Lezlie Farris-Chimienti and husband Frank of Rockville Centre, N.Y.; son Joshua Farris and wife Ashley of Omaha; six grandchildren; and cousins and other family members.

* A memorial service for Arlene L. Butler, 97, of Bassett, will be held at a later date. Arlene Butler died Feb. 21 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include daughter Carol Yaw of Bassett; sons Mike Butler and wife Connie of Florence, Ariz., Terry Butler and wife Julie of Arnold, and Dan Butler of Bassett; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Wayne G. Kinzie, 90, of Butte, Feb. 25, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial in the Butte Cemetery with military rites by the Butte American Legion Post and the Navy Honor Guard. Wayne Kinzie died Feb. 19 in the Butte Health Care Center. 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 Sherill Kinzie of Homer; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.

* Funeral service for Marcella E. Welke, 95, of Sterling Heights, Mich., formerly of Wood Lake, Feb. 25, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Marcella Welke died Feb. 19 at Sterling Heights. Survivors include daughter Rita Sierra of Sterling Heights, Mich.; three granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Blain Larson, age 63, of Schuyler, Feb. 23, in the St. Augustine’s Catholic Church of Schuyler. Blain Larson died Feb. 19 in the Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha.

* A memorial service for Donald Brumbaugh, 73, of Gregory, S.D., Feb. 18, in the Gregory Congregational Church. Don Brumbaugh died Feb. 10. Survivors include son Eugene Brumbaugh and wife Tina of Gregory; daughter Marsha Clow and husband Aaron of East Grand Forks, Minn.; four grandchildren; brother Merlin Brumbaugh and wife Violet of Newport; nieces, a nephew and other family members.

* Funeral service for Leslie W. Graff, 102, of Ansley formerly of Johnstown, Feb. 17, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Leslie Graff died Feb. 10 in the Rose Lane Home at Loup City. Survivors include daughter Vickie Johnson and husband Randy of Ansley; son Bill Graff of Ainsworth; son-in-law Don Honaker and wife Trudy of Pardeeville, Wis.; daughter-in-law Sheryl Graff of Ainsworth; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Annabelle Anderson of Ness City, Kan.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Charles J. “Charlie” Fuller, 72, of Bassett, Feb. 13, in the Bassett St. Mary’s Episcopal Church with inurnment at a later date. Charlie Fuller died Jan. 30 in the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include sister Evelyn Kirstine and husband Donald of Tularosa, N.M.; and nieces, nephews, and cousins, including locally Denny Lane and wife Cindy of Bassett, and Larry Lane of Bassett; and other family members.

* A memorial service for Donald L. Hadan, 82, of Omaha, is pending through Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett. Donald Hadan died Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Nebraska Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Omaha.  Survivors include his wife Nancy Hadan of Omaha; children Shelly Holman of Lincoln, Jeff Hadan and wife Diann of Grand Island, Craig Hadan of Pflugerville, Texas, Kelly Sybrant and husband Jim of Bassett, Susan Hadan of Petaluma, Calif., Libby Hadan of Fremont, Amy Hadan-Murray and husband Spencer of San Francisco, Calif., and Mindi Hadan-Westra and husband Pete of Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Barb DeRiese and husband Dale of Lincoln, and Shirley Schneurle and husband Neil of Bloomington; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Amber A. Frerichs, 21, of Bassett, Feb. 11, in the Rock County High School Gymnasium at Bassett with burial in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Amber Frerichs died Feb. 4 from injuries suffered during a motor vehicle accident near Amherst. Survivors include parents Barry and Amy Frerichs of Bassett; brother Brennan Frerichs and girlfriend Ann Kiewra of Kearney; grandparents Ken Brenneman and wife Grace of Plattsmouth, Mary Foxworthy and husband Terry of Bassett, and Gary Frerichs and wife Diane of Coleridge; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Stanley Fay Bair, 64, of Atkinson, Feb. 7, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial at a later date in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Stanley Bair died Feb. 3, in his home. Survivors include son Stanley William Bair of Oregon City, Ore.; five grandchildren; brothers Howard Kleinberg of Lusk, Wyo., Harold Kleinberg of Atkinson, and Randy Kleinberg of Fremont; and sisters Anna Kleinberg of Newport, and Annette Brigance of O’Neill.

* Funeral service for Lois Lien, 83, of Valentine, Feb. 4, in the Valentine Our Savior Lutheran Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Lois Lien died Jan. 30 in her home. Survivors include sons Rick Lien of Hemingford, Ron Lien of Minatare, Russ Lien of Aguanga, Calif., and David Lien of Valentine; daughter Debra Witte of Valentine; and sister-in-law Betty Rodgers of Valentine.

* A memorial service for Marvin J. Reynolds, 77, of Bassett, Feb. 4, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Newport Cemetery with military rites provided by the Bassett American Legion Post. Marvin Reynolds died Jan. 24 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include his wife Lanette Reynolds of Bassett; sons Shawn Reynolds and special friend Melissa Denny of Bassett, and Waylon Reynolds and wife Gina of Newport; daughter Joanie Reynolds and fiance Bruce Dannatt of Ainsworth; six grandchildren; mother-in-law Delores Schmitz of Butte; sisters Eldene Wall and husband Elmer of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Elaine Walker and husband Glen of Lebanon, Ore.; two aunts; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Fern Farris, 87, of O’Neill, Jan. 31, in the St. Patrick’s Church of O’Neill with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Fern Farris died Jan. 26 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill.

* Funeral service for Lonnie Lee Wewel, 75, of Stuart, Jan. 30, in Seger Funeral Home of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Lonnie Wewel died Jan. 24 in the Avera McKennan Hospital at Sioux Falls, S.D.  Survivors include his wife Patti Wewel of Stuart; daughters Holly Phillips and husband Steve of Burwell, and Terri and husband Chet of Viborg, S.D.; and two grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Gale Graham, 61, of Omaha, Jan. 28, in the Faith Community Church of O'Neill with inurnment at a later date. Gale Graham died Jan. 22 in the CHI Bergan Mercy Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Brenda Graham of Omaha; children Sherry Deuell of Glen Burnie, Md., and Steven Graham of Neligh; mother Alice Graham of Springfield, S.D.; three sisters and one brother.

* Funeral service for Col. Don Bailey, M.D., 80, of Norfolk formerly of O’Neill, Jan. 28, in the First United Methodist Church of O’Neill with burial in the O’Neill Cemetery with military rites by the O’Neill American Legion Simonson Post #93. Dr. Don Bailey died Jan. 24 in the Norfolk Veterans Home.

* Funeral service for Doris M. Weddel Olson, 95, of Springview, Jan. 27, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Doris Weddel Olson died Jan. 22 in the Pine View Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include daughter-in-law Kathy Weddel of Springview; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Audrey D. Olson, 95, of Newport, Jan. 21, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with a graveside service at the Newport Cemetery. Audrey Olson died Jan. 16 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart.

* A graveside service for Curt Larson, 56, of Springview, Jan. 20, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Curt Larson died Jan. 9.

Funeral service for Carl Frauen, 41, of Valentine, Jan. 19, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Carl Frauen died Jan. 14. Survivors include parents Monte and Cathy Frauen of Valentine; sister Robyn Reece of Curtis; grandfather Otto Frauen of Valentine; grandmother Doris Graham of Valentine; girlfriend Melissa Stephens of Valentine; and numerous other family members.

* A memorial service for Marandi Best, 40, of Naper, Jan. 14, in the Full Gospel Church of Butte. Marandi Best died Jan. 10 in her home.

* Funeral service for Mary Shald, 95, of Stuart, Jan. 14, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Mary Shald died Jan. 11 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children John Shald and wife Bette of Stuart, Judy Prater of Lawton, Okla., James Shald and wife Rosemary of Omaha, LouAnn Cadwallader and husband Roy of Stuart, Jerry Shald and wife Connie of Milford, and Patricia Varlic and husband Rex of Red Oak, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Jonas J. "Joney" Dillon Jr., 77, of Bassett, Jan. 9, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Thurman Cemetery near Bassett. Joney Dillon died Jan. 3 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include his wife Carolyn Dillon of Bassett; children Joyln Dillon-Clark and husband David of Long Pine, James Dillon and wife Lesa of Long Pine, Justin Dillon of Johnstown, and Cody Dillon and wife Bradie of Long Pine; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Jerry Dillon and wife Nona of Janesville, Wis.; sisters Luella "Ellie" Dillon of Huron, S.D., Judy Hulshizer and husband Orven of Alabama, and Melinda Turpin and husband Ken of Newport; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Cindy Sue Dvorak, 58, of O’Neill,  Jan. 9, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Cindy Dvorak died Jan. 2 in the Creighton University Hospital at Omaha.  Survivors include parents Richard and Lois Dvorak of Stuart; sister Nancy Snover and husband Mark of Stuart; brothers 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 nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

* Funeral service for Alda M. Ellis, 79, of Ainsworth, Jan. 7, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with a memorial gathering Jan. 9 in the Stuart Community Church and committal in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Alda Ellis died Jan. 3 in the Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include sons Terry King and wife Diane of Lincoln, and Steve King and wife Louise of Gillette, Wyo.; daughters Debra Ballanby of Kennewick, Wash., and Kristine Caauwe and husband Chris of Rohnert Park, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Donald Moon of Newport; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Dale E. Mundorf, 70, of Long Pine, Jan. 7, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Dale Mundorf died Jan. 1 in his home. Survivors include his wife Donna Mundorf of Long Pine; daughter Pamela Huber and husband Steve of Norfolk; one grandson; mother-in-law Ruth Luehrs of Long Pine; siblings Dwayne "Wink" Mundorf and wife Patsy of Omaha, and Marcella "Mouse" Maurer of Bassett; sisters-in-law Elsie Mundorf of Wood Lake, LaVonne Vetter and husband Dail of Cozad, Joyce Hutcheson and husband Gary of Long Pine, and Dixie Hansen and husband Lee of Douglas, Wyo.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

A graveside service for Dorothy Wales, 83, of Millboro, S.D., Jan. 7, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Dorothy Wales died Jan. 2.

* A graveside service for Mary Jane Vinzenz, 93, of Atkinson, Jan. 7, at the Woodlawn Cemetery near Atkinson. Mary Jane Vinzenz died Dec. 31 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A memorial service for Duane Mohr, 73, of Butte, Jan. 6, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Butte. Duane Mohr died Jan. 3 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill.

* Funeral service for Lorraine A. Roebke, 85, of Fairbury formerly of Daykin, Jan. 6, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Tobias with burial in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Lorraine Roebke died Jan. 3 in the Gardenside Long Term Care at Fairbury. Survivors include daughters Chyrel Remmers and husband Rod of Madison, Charlene Wilcox and husband Randy of Lincoln, Brenda Connell of Ainsworth, Mary Lou Janzen and husband Verlin of Hutchinson, Kan., and Charlotte Scott and husband Dale of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Margaret Cross Buckendorf, 100, of Lincoln formerly of Bassett, Jan. 2, in Roper and Sons Funeral Home of Lincoln with a graveside service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.3, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Margaret Buckendorf died Dec. 28 at Lincoln. Survivors include daughters Peggy Cross Wilkinson and husband Floyd of Lincoln, Judi Cross of Papillion, Kay Cross Fredeen of Kansas City, Mo., and Susan Cross Helms and husband Don of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; step-daughters Janice Fenemore and husband Bob of Kansas City, JoAnn Swanson and husband Dave of Bassett; and several step-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Pearl Kaiser, 101, of Atkinson, Monday, Jan. 2, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Pearl Kaiser died Dec. 30 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include daughter Shirley Peterson of Atkinson; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Minnie Stevens of Casper, Wyo., and Inez Weller of Atkinson; and nieces and a nephew.

 

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