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* Notice to visitors: Obituaries on this page are for 2014. Previous obituaries can be viewed by the following links: 2013 Archives, 2012 Archives, 2011 Archives, 2010 Archives, 2009 Archives2008 Archives2007 Archives2006 Archives2005 Archive 

* A memorial service for Nedra M. Norton, 77, of Ainsworth, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 25, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment at a later date. Nedra Norton passed away Sunday, July 20, in her home. There will be no visitation. Survivors include husband Raymond Norton of Ainsworth; children Rob Norton and wife Janet of Valentine, Marcia Menish and husband Scott of O'Neill, Todd Norton and wife Cindy of Ainsworth, and Michael Norton and wife Jeanie of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Deanna Cornish of Long Pine; step-brothers George Fairbanks Jr. and wife Delpha of White River, S.D., and Ray Fairbanks of Hume, Mo.; brother-in-law Jim Cassedy of Washington; and nieces, nephews and other family members. Memorials have been suggested to the family in her name. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.hochfuneralhome.com.

* A memorial service for Bill McCall, 68, of Johnstown, July 24, at the Brown County Fairgrounds. Bill McCall passed away July 19 in the Brown County Hospital at Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Mary Jo McCall of Johnstown; children Lacy Holeman and husband Coy of Carpenter, Wyo., James McCall of Johnstown, and Billy McCall of Gering; brother Joe McCall and wife Dawn of Ainsworth;  sister Jacque Jones and husband George of Gordon; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Dennis G. Mauch, 60, of Fremont formerly of Ainsworth, July 23, in the Fremont First United Methodist Church. Dennis Mauch passed away July 20 in his home. Survivors include his wife Patricia "Patty" Mauch of Fremont; and locally, brother Walter Mauch and wife Connie of Ainsworth, a nephew and great-niece; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Max M. Karo Sr., 87, of Stuart, July 19, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Max Karo Sr. passed away July 13 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include daughter Patricia Karo of Atkinson; son Max Karo Jr. and wife Peggy of O'Neill; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister DeLores Seger of Milaca, Minn.

* A memorial service for Madeline K. McCray, 68, of Long Pine, July 18, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Madeline McCray passed away July 9 in the Arkansas Hospice Inpatient Center at Hot Springs, Ark. Survivors include her husband Melvin McCray of Long Pine; children Susie Crooker and special friend Gary Luther of Ainsworth, Lori Rodriguez and husband Alex Liberato of Hot Springs, Ark., Lisa Obst of Grand Island, and Brian Obst of Grand Island; step-children Dixie R. Zoucha and husband Jerry of Hastings, and Steven L. McCray of Kansas City, Mo.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren; half-brothers Walt Painter of Grand Island, and LeRoy Painter of Tecumseh; sister Carla Broughton of Pace, Fla., and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for LuVerne "Bunny" Lake, 94, of Longmont, Colo., formerly of Johnstown, July 15, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Bunny Lake passed away July 9 in the Longmont United Hospital. Survivors include daughter Judy Miller of Longmont; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Kenneth O'Hare and wife Ruth of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service is pending in Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett for Irma D. Docken, 93, of Spokane, Wash., formerly of Bassett. Irma Docken passed away July 8 in the Holy Family Hospital at Spokane.

* Funeral service for newborn Molly Rose Wallinger of Stuart, July 10, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Molly Wallinger passed away in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill. Survivors include her parents Emily and Jay Wallinger of Stuart; brothers Layne, Blake, Brook and Mac Wallinger of Stuart; grandparents Beth Vogel of Stuart, Everett Vogel of Stuart, and Rolley and Judy Wallinger of Stuart; and great-grandparents Elmer and Doris Vogel of Stuart.

* Funeral service for Roger E. Kappelman, 65, of Phillips formerly of Springview, July 10, in the All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island with burial in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors. Roger Kappelman passed away July 6 in the Mary Lanning Hospital at Hastings. Survivors include his wife Sharon Kappelman of Phillips; sons Jason Kappelman and friend Laura Ganow of Columbus, and Dustin Kappelman of Phillips; one grandson; brother Charles Kappelman and wife Pat of Oakdale, Conn.; sister Susan Kappelman of Long Beach, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. 

* A graveside service will be held at a later date for Ken Blake, 63, of North Platte formerly of Ainsworth. Ken Blake passed away July 5 in his home. Survivors in this area include his brother Kevin "Turk" Blake and wife Kendy of Ainsworth; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

* Funeral service for Shirley J. Lentz, 76, of Ainsworth, July 7, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Shirley J. Lentz passed away July 3 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include children Mike Lentz and wife Katie of Ainsworth, Deb Nason and husband Bob of Alliance, Pat Lentz and wife Colleen of Ainsworth, Dan Lentz and wife Alane of Ainsworth, and Jeff Lentz and wife Margaret of Lytle, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Sandra Clark and husband Jerry of Long Pine; brothers-in-law Fred Lentz and wife Lois of Elkhorn, Elmer Lentz and wife Echo "Jackie" of Ainsworth, and Steve Lentz and wife Sandy of Long Pine; sisters-in-law Shirley M. Lentz of Ainsworth, and Nancy Goodwin of Cody; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Ida Ethel Goodman, 72, of Stuart, July 7, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with inurnment in the Cedarview Cemetery near Mullen. Ida Ethel Goodman passed away June 29 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include husband Robert Goodman of Johnstown; daughter Marlene Johnson and husband Scott of Atkinson; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Evelyn Elliott and husband Dean of Mullen; and step-children Cliff English of Gothenburg, Matt English of Cozad, and Betsy Bryant of St. Cloud, Minn.

* A graveside inurnment service with military rites for Richard "Dick" Finley, 79, of Ainsworth, July 4, at the Johnstown Cemetery. Dick Finley passed away Dec. 14, 2013.

* Funeral service for Gertrude M. Honke, 94, of Atlantic, Iowa, formerly of Butte, July 3, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Gertrude Honke passed away June 26 in the Alegent-Bergan Mercy Medical Center at Omaha.

* Funeral service for Carol Rae Klug, 66, of Burwell formerly of Valentine, July 3, in the Burwell Baptist Church with burial in the Rosebud Cemetery near Bonesteel, S.D. Carol Klug passed away June 29 in the Valley County Heath System Hospital at Ord. Survivors include her husband Stan Klug of Burwell; children Arlita Hamling and husband Aaron of Burwell, and Craig Klug of Ord; nine grandchildren; and sister Marvelyn Manke of Euless, Texas. 

* Funeral service for Miriam L. "Mim" Davis, 97, of Bassett, July 2, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Mim Davis passed away June 30 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include her husband Clint Davis of Bassett; daughters Joy Zumbrunn and husband Lynn of Hesperia, Calif., and Judy Johnson and husband Jack of Bennet; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sister Donna DeWeese of North Platte; brother Garry Byington of North Port, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside memorial service and inurnment for Frances M. (Spearman) Cue, 61, of Omaha formerly of Ainsworth, June 28, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Fran Cue passed away May 12 in her home. She was a 1970 graduate of Ainsworth High School.

* A memorial service for Martha Ellermeier, 101, of Spencer, June 27, in the Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Spencer. Martha Ellermeier passed away June 6 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Grace E. Schultz, 97, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Butte, June 27, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial in the Butte City Cemetery. Grace Schultz passed away June 2 in the Banner Thunderbird Medical Center at Glendale.

* A memorial service with Masonic rites for Raleigh R. Ripley, 97, of Springview, June 27, in the Springview United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery with military honors. Raleigh Ripley passed away March 19 in the Winner Regional Long Term Care Facility at Winner, S.D. Survivors include nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lesa Rudnick, 53, of Ainsworth, June 26, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ. Lesa Rudnick passed away June 22 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include husband Michael Rudnick of Ainsworth; son Daniel Rudnick and wife Corey of Lincoln; grandson Jess Rudnick; sisters Jan Weiss of Ainsworth, Judy Glassburner and husband John of Geneva, and Mary Jeanne Graesser and husband Rusty of Spearfish, S.D.; aunt Margaret Helen Reed of Maquoketa, Iowa; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A memorial service for Karolyn K. Nelson Fisher, 75, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Ainsworth and Tilden, June 24, in the Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home of Tilden with burial in the Tilden City Cemetery with military honors. Karolyn Fisher passed away June 12 at New Braunfels.

* A graveside service for Rose M. "Rosie" Warnke, 76, of Long Pine, June 20, in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Rosie Warnke passed away May 7 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include children Steve Warnke of Long Pine, and Betty Jean Larson and husband Lloyd of Newport; son-in-law Dale Mapes of Long Pine; sisters Margie Seadore of Ainsworth, and Shirley Hitchcock and husband Gordon of Ainsworth; and brothers Raymond Seadore of Ainsworth, and the Rev. Albert Seadore and wife Lois of Callaway.

* Funeral service for Dean Weston Morse, 79, of Ainsworth, June 19, in the Alliance Holy Rosary Catholic Church with burial in the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance with military honors. Dean Morse passed away June 13 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include his wife DeAnn Morse of Ainsworth; children Sandie Berry and husband Jim of Corona, Calif., Bonnie Sauls of El Paso, Texas, and Brenda Norman of El Paso; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; parents-in-law Martin and Lois Collins of Alliance; brothers-in-law Dale Collins and wife Natalie of Alliance, and Bryan Collins of Alliance; sisters-in-law Terri Collins of Alliance, Sharon Trumble and husband Mike of Alliance, Lynelle Bump and husband Bryce of Elkhorn, and Wanda Raymond and husband Chris of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews. 

* A memorial service for Constance J. "Connie" Bower, 66, formerly of Spencer, June 19, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer. Connie Bower passed away June 14 in the Alpine Village at Verdigre.

* Funeral service for Theodore H. Rudnick, 89, of Grand Island formerly of Brown County, June 16, in the Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island with burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. Ted Rudnick passed away June 9 in the Nebraska Veteran’s Home at Grand Island. Survivors include daughter Kathryn Schmidt and husband Stanley of St. Libory; son Jim Rudnick and wife Jacqueline of Grand Island; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and brother Henry Rudnick and wife Joan of Long Pine.

* Funeral service for Marline Crisman, 81, of Long Pine formerly of Springview, June 16, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grand View Cemetery near Long Pine. Marline Crisman passed away June 9 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include husband Melton Crisman of Long Pine; son Mike Crisman and wife Kathy of Long Pine; and three grandchildren.

* A graveside memorial service for James D. "Jim" Cosgrove, 74, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., June 14, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Jim Cosgrove passed away May 5 at Sun Lakes. Survivors include his wife Ann Cosgrove of Sun Lakes; daughter Michelle Cammarata and husband Charles of Spring, Texas; son Tony Cosgrove and wife Amy of Payson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother Gene Cosgrove and wife Gwen of Bassett; sister-in-law Beth Cosgrove of York; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Ernest E. "Jim" Moore, 76, of Ainsworth,  June 13, in the Ainsworth Church of the Nazarene with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Jim Moore passed away June 7 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Zelda Moore of Ainsworth; daughters Charlotte Wales and husband Greg of Ainsworth, and Sherry Buoy and husband Rick of Ainsworth; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; father Elvin Moore of Ainsworth; sister Darlene Riley and husband John of Cleburne, Texas; sister-in-law Mary Keim and husband Duane of Ainsworth; brother-in-law Maford Yenglin and wife Sheila of Cheyenne, Wyo.; aunt Molly Moore of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A prayer service for Irvin F. Brooks Sr., 88, of Butte, June 12, in the Butte Full Gospel Church. Irvin Brooks passed away June 9 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* A memorial service and inurnment for Elizabeth M. "Betty" Osborn, 101, of Ainsworth, June 9, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Betty Osborn passed away May 6 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Joan Wills of Ontario, Calif.; step-sons Gerry Osborn and wife Beverly of Ainsworth, and Kenneth Osborn and wife Anne of Oklahoma City, Okla.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* A graveside service for Earl Lee Mizner, 61, of Kearney formerly of Ainsworth, June 7, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Earl Mizner passed away Jan. 19. Survivors include his wife Genevieve "Jo" Mizner of Kearney; son Shawn Mizner and wife Nikki of Kearney; daughter Carrie Howell and husband Kelly of Gibbon; seven grandchildren; brothers George Mizner and wife Gwen of Springview, David Mizner and wife Janna of Vernal, Utah, and Ed Mizner and special friend Leona Bukowski of Kearney; sisters Ella DeWeese and special friend Tom McCoy of Kearney, Phyllis Boller and husband Maurice of North Platte, Arvilla Self and husband Mel of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., Shirley McDonald and husband Glenn of Grand View, Mo., and Cindy Hissong and husband Larry of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Marsha Mizner of Hastings; aunts and other family members.

* Funeral service for Mariann Stuhldreier, 71, of Spencer, June 5, in the Spencer Our Savior Lutheran Church with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery. Mariann Stuhldreier passed away June 3 in the Good Samaritan Center at Bloomfield.

* Funeral service for Roseann B. "Ann" Wales, 83, of Ainsworth, June 2, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Ann Wales passed away May 28 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sons Greg Wales and wife Charlotte of Ainsworth, and Gale Wales of Ainsworth; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law June Wescott of Brewster, Betty Wales of Ainsworth, Dorothy Wales of Millboro, S.D., and Betty Peterson and husband Jim of Alaska; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service for Leslie J. Vraspir, 61, of Naper,  May 31, at the Oakdale Cemetery near Naper. Leslie Vraspir passed away May 23 in the Sanford Medical Center at Sioux Falls, S.D.

* Funeral service for Velma Blanchard Crist, 82, of Ainsworth formerly of Central City and Grand Island, May 30, in the Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home of St. Paul with burial in the Cotesfield Cemetery. Velma Crist passed away May 26 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Pam McMillan and husband Bob of Omaha; sons Mike Lahowetz and wife Erin of Grand Island, Kevin Lahowetz and wife Tammy of Grand Island, and Jeff Lahowetz of Grand Island; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; brother Tom Blanchard and wife Eileen of Grand Island; and sister Peggy Hughes and husband Don of Scotia.

* A graveside memorial service with military rights for Kenneth F. Spann, 94, of Corvallis, Mont., formerly of Bassett,  May 30, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Kenneth Spann passed away March 13. Survivors include his wife Emogene "Jean" Spann of Corvallis; son Thomas Spann of Bothell, Wash.; sisters-in-law Leona Spann of Bassett, Maude Spann of Salem, Ore., and Jo Spann of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews. Memorials have been directed to the family in his name.

* Funeral service for Pearl Gudgel Brokofsky, 88, of Grand Island formerly of Ainsworth, May 28, in the Apfol Funeral Home of Grand Island with burial in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Pearl Brokofsky passed away May 23 at Grand Island. Survivors include sons Larry Brokofsky and wife Linda of Lincoln, and Rick Brokofsky and wife Lavern of Omaha; sisters Ida Belle Fernau and husband Lavern of Nampa, Idaho, Sharon Jochem and husband Dean of Ainsworth, and Sherrill Hershiser and husband Bob of Baldwin City, Kan.; brother Jack Gudgel of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

* Sandra E. "Sandy" Burkholder, 66, of Long Pine, passed away Thursday, May 22, in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include her husband Michael Burkholder of Long Pine; father Fred Hawley of Suttons Bay, Mich.; mother Fern Hawley of Suttons Bay; brothers Randy Hawley of Suttons Bay, and Jim Hawley of Suttons Bay; sister Karen Drake and husband Mark of Suttons Bay; stepson Nathan Burkholder of Warren, Mich.; and two nieces and one nephew.

* A memorial service for Judith A. "Judy" Anthony, 74, of Ainsworth formerly of Wood Lake, May 27, in the Valentine First Baptist Church. Judy Anthony passed away May 16 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include sons Gregory Anthony and wife Tina of Valentine, and Tod Anthony and wife Linda of Springfield, Ore.; daughter Shelley Curtis and husband Craig of Camp Creek, Ore.; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside memorial service for Lucile M. Sieker, 89, of Bassett, May 24, at the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport. Lucile Sieker passed away March 2 in the Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include daughter Carol Freeman of Omaha; sons-in-law Walter Porter of Bassett, and Milton Lewis of Newport; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Charles Kelly of Gordon; sister-in-law June Kelly of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews. Memorials have been suggested to the family in her name. In conjunction with the Lucile Sieker service, a committal service was held at the Willowdale Cemetery for her son-in-law, Charles G. "Gary" Freeman, 69, of Omaha. Gary Freeman passed away Nov. 20, 2013, in Omaha. Survivors include his wife Carol Freeman of Omaha; daughters Kim Pancake and husband Willie, Kathy Severin and husband Lee, and Konnie Maben; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; step-mother Margaret Freeman; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

* A graveside memorial service for Vicki Kay Welke, 59, of Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Ainsworth, May 24, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Vicki Welke passed away Nov. 29, 2013, at Cheyenne. Survivors include son Justin Krebs; daughter Deonna Smith; three grandchildren; sister Cheryl Henry and husband Harold; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family members.

* A graveside service for Arlyce M. Wuerz, 83, of Newman, Calif., May 24, at the Ainsworth Cemetery. Arlyce Wuerz passed away May 14 at Newman, Calif. Survivors include son Randy Wuerz of Las Cruces, N.M.; daughters Bonnie Munro of Lolo, Mont., and Brenda Behrens of Manteca, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Janice Malcom, 72, of Spencer, May 22, in the Bristow Community Hall with burial in the Union Cemetery near Spencer. Janice Malcom passed away May 19 in the Niobrara Valley Hospital at Lynch.

* Funeral service for Kerry Bryant, 54, of Kilgore, May 21, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church. Kerry Bryant passed away May 15 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Tara Bryant of Kilgore; daughters Stephanie Erdmann of Omaha, and Samantha Bryant of Ogden, Utah; sons Dustin Bryant of Lincoln, and Drew Bryant of Lincoln; mother Sharon Bryant of Kilgore; brother Lonty Bryant of Kearney; and sister Danea Bryant of Spokane, Wash.

* A memorial service for Lyle E. Williams, 96, of Ainsworth, May 19, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Grand Prairie Cemetery near Johnstown. Lyle Williams passed away May 9 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include children Blair Williams and wife Marilyn of Johnstown, and Sharon Brede and husband Roger of Long Pine; daughter-in-law Becky Williams of Bradley, Ill.; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Evelyn (Baker) Heiden, 89, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Burton. Evelyn Heiden passed away May 9 at Memphis. Survivors include her husband Art Heiden; three children; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; sister Gwen Fling of Ainsworth; brothers Vance Baker and wife Marilyn of Springview, and Brad Baker of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for brothers James M. "Jim" Herrington, 93, and Daniel P. "Dan" Herrington, 78, of Stuart, May 17, in the Bassett American Legion Post 123 with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Dan and Jim Herrington passed away Feb. 20. Survivors include brother Robert O. Herrington of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters Evelyn Mahlin of Fairbury, and Margaret Zimmerman and husband Larry of Harrison; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside memorial service for Chauncey Lanz, 58, of Fremont formerly of Ainsworth, May 17, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Chauncey Lanz passed away April 5 in the A.J. Merrick Manor. Survivors include children Chauncey "CJ" Turpin of Rochester, Minn., Jacob Lanz and wife Lori of Inman, Daureen "DJ" Holverson and husband Dan of Fremont, Rhonda Heimann and husband Paul of Fremont, and Danielle Neubert and husband Travis of Fremont; 10 grandchildren; and brother Mark Lanz and wife Jane of Ainsworth.

* A graveside memorial service for Roxie Pancake, 58, of Fremont, May 17, at the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Roxie Pancake passed away Feb. 25. Survivors include her parents Ray and Evelyn Pancake; brother Kelley Pancake and wife Katrina; and, locally, cousin Mark Lanz of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Fran (Spearman) Cue, 61, of Omaha formerly of Ainsworth, May 16, in the King of Kings Lutheran Church of Omaha with a graveside service at a later date in Ainsworth. Fran Cue passed away May 12 in her home. Survivors include husband Terry Cue of Omaha; daughter Lezlie Chimienti and husband Frank of Long Island, N.Y.; son Josh Farris and wife Ashley of Omaha; step-children Sierra Goetz, Serena Bridges and Chris Cue; 11 grandchildren; brothers Charles Spearman and wife Chris of Sapphire Village, Mont., Fred Spearman of Ainsworth, Jim Spearman and wife Linda of Jefferson, Iowa, and Kirk Spearman and wife Kandy of Hazard; foster brothers Dwayne Stenstrom of Mission, S.D., Daryl Stenstrom of Rosebud, S.D., and Jim Stucker of Elm Creek;

* Services will be held at a later date for Rose M. "Rosie" Warnke, 76, of Long Pine. Rosie Warnke passed away May 7 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include children Steve Warnke of Long Pine, and Betty Jean Larson and husband Lloyd of Newport; son-in-law Dale Mapes of Long Pine; sisters Margie Seadore of Ainsworth, Katherine DeBolt of Bassett; and Shirley Hitchcock and husband Gordon of Ainsworth; and brothers Raymond Seadore of Ainsworth, and the Rev. Albert Seadore and wife Lois of Callaway.

* A memorial service for Conrad L. Anderson, 79, of Long Pine, May 10, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church. Conrad Anderson passed away April 20 in the Brown County Hospital at Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Shirley Anderson of Long Pine; daughters Janell Jorgensen and husband Brad of Omaha, Renee Tucker and husband Tracy of St. Paul, and Aletha Sands and husband Don of Lincoln; son Keven Anderson and wife Sara of Holdrege; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; brother Byron Anderson of Holdrege; and sister Marilynn Smith and husband Bob of Milligan, Colo.

* Funeral service for Mildred Stewart, 80, of Newport, May 9, in the Newport Gymnasium with burial in the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport. Mildred Stewart passed away May 5 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Terry Stewart and wife Janet of Bassett, Dale Stewart and wife Janet of Newport, Mary Ammon and husband Neil of Newport, and Don Stewart and wife Sheila of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; brother Glenn Haugen and wife Eileen of Newport; brother-in-law L. Neal Stewart and wife Vera of Cochran, Ga.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Virginia Volquardsen, 86, of O'Neill, May 10, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Virginia Volquardsen passed away May 2 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill.

* Funeral service for James Andrew Turpin, 57, of Bassett, May 7, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Willowdale Cemetery north of Newport. James Turpin passed away May 3 in the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital at Lincoln. Survivors include his wife Monica Turpin of Bassett; brothers Gene Turpin and wife Kathy of Bassett, and Ken Turpin and wife Milinda of Newport; mother-in-law Lavonne Coash Briggs of Lincoln; brother-in-law Don Coash and wife Paige of Bassett; sisters-in-law Deb Winn of Rapid City, S.D., Karen Tetchener of Rapid City, Kim Yant and husband Bill of Monterey, Calif., and Chris Porter and husband Brian of Naveda, Mo.; an uncle, nephews and nieces.

* Funeral service for Virgil D. Larson, 86, of Bassett, May 5, in the Bassett Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial with military honors in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery near Verdigre. Virgil Larson passed away May 2 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital at Atkinson. Survivors include his wife Denelda "Dee" Larson of Bassett; children Blain Larson and special friend Cindy Svoboda of Schuyler, Dixie Debolt and husband Gene of Newport, Dawn Dorsey and husband Warren of Ainsworth, and Brian Larson and wife Lucia of Rose Valley, Penn.; 11 grand children; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service for Lois Neuman, 77, of Lincoln formerly of Bassett, May 3, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Lois Neuman passed away Dec. 11, 2013, at Lincoln. Survivors include her brother Willard “Bill” Neuman of California.

* A memorial service for Frances Guy, 69, of Beatrice formerly of Valentine, April 26, in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine with inurnment in the Harmony Cemetery north of Valentine. Frances Guy passed away Feb. 5 at Beatrice. Survivors include her children Daniel of Lincoln, Rebecca of Jansen, Billy of Beatrice, Mary of Fullerton, and Wayne of Lincoln.

* A memorial service for Duane Stewart Osborn, 80, of Pierre, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth, April 26, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. Duane Osborn passed away Feb. 27 at Pierre. Survivors include children Ed Osborn of Brighton, Colo., Kim Bejot and husband Evan Evans of Ainsworth, Shawn Osborn and wife Wendy of Littleton, Colo., and Monte Osborn of Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister Ann Arndt and husband John of Independence, Mo.

* Funeral service for Conrad L. Anderson, 79, of Long Pine, April 25, in the First Lutheran Church of Kearney with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Axtell. Conrad Anderson passed away April 20 in the Brown County Hospital at Ainsworth. Survivors include his wife Shirley Anderson of Long Pine; daughters Janell Jorgensen and husband Brad of Omaha, Renee Tucker and husband Tracy of St. Paul, and Aletha Sands and husband Don of Lincoln; son Keven Anderson and wife Sara of Holdrege; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; brother Byron Anderson of Holdrege; and sister Marilynn Smith and husband Bob of Milligan, Colo.

* Funeral service for Mark Kaup, 80, of Stuart, April 23, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery and military rights performed by the Stuart American Legion Post. Mark Kaup passed away April 16 in the Neligh Nursing Home. Survivors include his wife Karen Kaup of Stuart; daughters Deanna Kaup of Fremont, and Doreen Fessler and husband Kenneth of Stuart; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings Edmond Kaup of Texas, Helen Adams and husband Earl of Stuart, and Alvin Kaup of Norfolk; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A memorial service for William H. "Billy" Crosser, 59, of the Bassett and Ainsworth area, April 19, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. Billy Crosser passed away April 3 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include sons Brandon Crosser and wife Sara of Kansas City, Mo., and Logan Crosser of Bassett; daughter Sarah Crosser of Chillicothe, Mo.; brothers Brian Crosser and wife Patty of Meadville, Mo., Bobbie Crosser and wife Patty of Chillicothe, and Donny Hatfield and wife Kaylene of Chillicothe; sisters Beverly Fugate, Barbara Maberry and husband Richard, and Becky Norris and husband Richard all of Chillicothe, Donna Peeper and husband Dave of Springfield, Mo., and Debbie Reed and husband Steve of Sedalia, Mo.; and nieces, nephews, an aunt and several cousins.

* A memorial service for Raymond L. "Ray" Denny, 75, of Newport, April 16, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Newport Cemetery. Ray Denny passed away April 10 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include wife Lillian Denny of Newport; children Lori Morrow and husband Rick of Bassett, Sherry Pohlman and husband Scott of Lincoln, Patsy Strand of North Platte, RaeDean Caldwell and husband Vince of Newport, and Melissa Denny of Newport and special friend Shaun Reynolds of Bassett; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Don Denny of Ainsworth, and Garry Denny and wife Naomi of Ainsworth; sister Shirley Beasley and husband Daniel of Lancaster, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Shirley Dutrow, 80, of Ainsworth, April 14, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Shirley Dutrow passed away April 10 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include husband Wayne Dutrow of Ainsworth; sons Larry Titus of Springview, and Darrel Titus of Springview; step-son Bruce Dutrow and wife Tracy of Yankton, S.D.; step-daughter Melany Baxter and significant other Bryce Franzen of Gothenburg; special friend Carolyn Titus of Paola, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Roger Swim and wife Donna of Springview; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lloyd Sherman, 84, of Grand Island formerly of Brown County, April 14, in the Shelton United Methodist Church with interment in the Shelton Cemetery with military honors. Lloyd Sherman passed away April 10 in the Grand Island Veterans Home. Survivors include son Brad Sherman and wife Michelle of Sidney; three grandchildren; brothers Morris Sherman and wife Betty of Brule, and Don Sherman of O'Neill; sister Marie Keim and husband Erwin of Ainsworth; and sisters-in-law Hap Hinkle of Columbus, Ohio, Helen Sherman of Ainsworth, and June Sherman of Brule.

* Funeral service for Lorene Boettcher, 86, of Spencer, April 14, in the Spencer Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Lorene Boettcher passed away April 7 in her home.

* A celebration of life service for Gabrielle Shanae Murray, 13, of Pratt, Kan., April 14, in the Ainsworth Parkside Berean Church. Gabrielle Murray passed away April 4 after battling cancer. Survivors include parents Kevin and Chandra Murray of Pratt; sister Shiloh Murray of Pratt; grandparents Carol Plate of Ainsworth, and Arthur and Virginia Murray of Hutchinson, Kan.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

* A memorial service for Sally Morgan, 70, of West St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Ainsworth, April 12, in the Neligh United Methodist Church. Sally Morgan passed away March 3 in her home. Survivors include her husband Glen "Peage" Morgan of West St. Paul.

* A memorial service for William “Don” Foster, 84, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Sparks, April 11, in the Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home of Rapid City. Don Foster passed away April 5 in his home. Survivors include children Sherry Sims and husband Mike, Sandra Cross and husband Evan, Carolyn Meyer and husband Duane, and Donald Foster and wife SanDee; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister Barbara Morlang of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Blanche Gudgel, 90, of Ainsworth, April 11, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Blanche Gudgel passed away April 6 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughter Barbara Anderson of Ainsworth; sisters-in-law Pearl Brokofsky of Grand Island, Ida Belle Fernau and husband Lavern of Nampa, Idaho, Sharron Jochem and husband Dean of Ainsworth, and Sherrill Hershiser and husband Bob of Baldwin City, Kan.; brother-in-law Jack Gudgel of Scottsbluff; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Bernice L. "Toots" Seberger, 91, of Bassett, April 10, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Toots Seberger passed away April 6 in her home. Survivors include son Frank Seberger and wife Pam of Newport; daughters Lee Ann Chinn of Bassett, and Sue Brott and husband Rex of Stapleton; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Maxine Jamison of Springview; nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service will be held at a later date for James Edward Frauen, 89, of Kansas formerly of the Ainsworth and Long Pine area. Jim Frauen passed away Tuesday, April 1, in the Hays Medical Center at Hays, Kan. Survivors include his wife Earleen Frauen; son John Frauen and wife Donna of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters Jan Bradfield and Ed Brancart of Kansas City, Kan., and Joy Fuqua and husband Brad of Jetmore, Kan.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Cynthia Dawn Kelly, 51, of Mills, April 7, in Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill with inurnment in the O’Neill Cemetery. Cindy Kelly passed away March 21 in an automobile accident near Springview. Survivors include children Brandon Tschantre and wife Amy of Silver Creek, Amanda Rickard of Clarks, and Cody Tschantre of Silver Creek; one granddaughter; parents Harold and Rosalie Kelly of Kilgore; companion Tom Pofahl of Mills; brothers Mike Chandler of Grand Island, and Curt Kelly and wife Susan of Broadwater; sister Crystal Geiman and husband John of Rapid City, S.D.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Donald Luther, 81, of Winner, S.D., April 7, in the Winner United Methodist Church with burial in the Winner City Cemetery. Donald Luther passed away March 31 in the Winner Regional Long Term Care Facility.

* A memorial service for James Bradley Larsen, 61, of Ainsworth, April 5, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ. Jim Larsen passed away March 22 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include mother Doris Layman and husband Carl of Fremont; siblings Larry Larsen of Fremont, and Patty Montgomery of El Paso, Texas; half-siblings Julie Booze of Fremont, Jodie Metcalf of Indiana, Pam Srizell of Virginia, and Mark Layman of Kansas; and longtime special friend Charlotte Issler of Ainsworth.

* Funeral service for Evelyn F. Freeman, 89, of Coleridge formerly of Long Pine, April 5, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Evelyn Freeman passed away March 28 in the Park View Haven Nursing Home at Coleridge. Survivors include son Duane Freeman and wife Marietta of Laurel; daughters Yvonne Ginder of Phoenix, Ariz., and Judy Eidson and husband James of Phoenix; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Myrtle Faist of Denver, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Mass of Christian burial for Albina Hejna, 89, of Tyndall, S.D., April 4, in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church of Tabor, S.D., with burial in the St. Wenceslaus Parish Cemetery. Albina Hejna passed away March 30 in the Tyndall Good Samaritan Society. Survivors in the area include daughter Joyce Sedlacek and husband Duane of Johnstown; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Evelyn Dvorak, 98, of Stuart, March 29, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Evelyn Dvorak passed away March 22 in her home. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Raleigh R. Ripley, 97, of Springview, will be held at a later date. Raleigh Ripley passed away March 19 in the Winner Regional Long Term Care at Winner, S.D. Survivors include nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Ernest LeRoy "Skip" Porter, 53, of Atkinson formerly of Burwell, March 18, in the Burwell Baptist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Skip Porter passed away March 12 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his fiancee Dala Cesar of Atkinson; four grandchildren; father Lawrence Porter and wife Alberta of Neligh; brothers Dwight Porter of Taylor, and Galen Porter and wife Brenda of Wright, Wyo.; sister Janelle Porter of Valentine; brother-in-law Jim Wagner of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for John Thiede, 61, of Burton, March 15, in the Grace Lutheran Church of Burton with burial in the Jordan Valley Cemetery near Burton. John Thiede passed away March 11 in his home.

* A graveside service for Pastor Robin Michael Hintze, 65, of Westminster, Mass., March 15, at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Pastor Robin Michael Hintze passed away March 6 in the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Center at Worcester, Mass. Survivors include his wife Ann Hintze of Westminster; daughters Hanna Hintze of Annapolis, Md., Liv Booth and husband Brandon of St. Louis, Mo., and Marta Lane and husband Jason of Milwaukee, Wis.; nine grandchildren; sisters Audrey Linich of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and twin sister Rose Marie Jackson of Winchendon, Mass.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Helen D. Haun, 82, of Spencer, March 8, in the Spencer United Methodist Church with burial in the Union Cemetery near Spencer. Helen Haun passed away March 2 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Ronald W. "Ronnie" Schumann, 66, of Butte, March 7, in the Butte Community Center with burial in the Butte City Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Naper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8256. Ronnie Schumann passed away March 3 in the Golden Living Center at O'Neill.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Lucile M. Sieker, 89, of Bassett. Lucile Sieker passed away March 2 in the Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include daughter Carol Freeman of Omaha; sons-in-law Walter Porter of Bassett, and Milton Lewis of Newport; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Charles Kelly of Gordon; sister-in-law June Kelly of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews. Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett is in charge of arrangements.

* Funeral service for Clarence E. Ruther, 96, of Springview, March 7, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainworth with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview with military rites. Clarence Ruther passed away March 2 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include sister-in-law Elaine Ruther of Valentine; and several nieces and nephews, including Bernadette Dickau of Waterloo, Joanie Mack of Omaha, and Raymond Shaffer of Atkinson.

* Funeral service for Doris Wrage, 94, of Wood Lake, March 3, in the Wood Lake Union Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Doris Wrage passed away Feb. 26 at Broken Bow. Survivors include daughters Gwen Davidson of Thornton, Colo., and Rosemary Overman and husband Bill of Lincoln; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Jackie Graff and husband Dean of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Shirley Daniels and husband Noral of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Beatrice Foster, 100, of Valentine, March 1, in Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine with a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Sparks Cemetery. Beatrice Foster passed away Feb. 23 in the Pineview Good Samaritan Center at Valentine. Survivors include children Arvella Foster of Valentine, Charles Foster of Valentine, and Charlene Twitchell of Jerome, Idaho.

* A memorial service for Theresa Taylor, 85, of Ogallala, Feb. 27, in the First United Methodist Church of Ogallala with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Theresa Taylor passed away Feb. 22 in the Ogallala Community Hospital. Survivors include sons Leonard Taylor and wife Glenda of Ogallala, and Wayne Taylor and wife Chris of Wahoo; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for William E. "Bill" Lippold, 80, of Ainsworth, Feb. 26, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery near Ainsworth. Bill Lippold passed away Feb. 21 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife LaVonne Lippold of Ainsworth; children Camilla "Cammie" See and husband Randy of Grand Island, Lance Lippold of Orange, Calif., Amy Rice and husband Eric of Gothenburg, and Alane Lentz and husband Dan of Ainsworth; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service for Glenn A. Bammerlin, 91, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Burton, Feb. 21, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D., Glenn Bammerlin passed away Feb. 18 at Rapid City. Survivors include sisters Lila Heerten and husband Art of Springview, and Jeanne Graff of Coulee Dam, Wash.; and nieces and nephews.

* A graveside service with military honors for Neil E. Anderson, 86, of Long Pine, Feb. 21, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Neil Anderson passed away Feb. 18 in the Rock County Hospital at Bassett. Survivors include sons Rex Anderson and wife Rosie of Elm Creek, and Rick Anderson and wife Ione of Bassett; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Bode Sorey of Ainsworth, and Doris Hughes of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Geraldine Anderson of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A memorial service for Troy Allen Schroder, 41, of Ainsworth, Feb. 8, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church. Troy Schroder passed away Feb. 1 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include his wife Katrina Schroder of Ainsworth; children Keely Vincent of Pierre, S.D., Keagan Schroder of Ainsworth, Andy Davis of Ainsworth, Loretta Turner of Columbus, Crystal Parker of Ainsworth, Ira Haley of Ainsworth, Sherri Turner of Ainsworth, and Roy Turner of Columbus; 17 grandchildren; father Darrold Schroder and wife Ruby of Newport; brother Wayne Schroder and wife Tanya of Stuart; grandmother Edith Keller of Bassett; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

* Funeral service for Rose Frickel, 93, of Atkinson, Feb. 7, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Rose Frickel passed away Feb. 4 in the Good Samaritan Center at Atkinson. Survivors include children Patricia Rickard and husband Verlin of Dorchester, Joani Prokop and husband Ken of Gresham, Larry Straka and wife Lynette of Battle Creek, Dorothy Garcia and husband Pete of Sioux Falls, S.D., Tom Frickel and wife Patty of Atkinson, Roger Frickel and wife Pam of Atkinson, Marcia Coburn and husband Doug of Atkinson, Robert Frickel of Lincoln, and Richard Frickel and wife Tara of Atkinson; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Cathy White of Omaha, and Sister Beatus Laible of Milwaukee, Wisc.; brother Father Adrian Laible of Omaha; and sisters-in-law Esther Syfie of O'Neill, and Lillian Marquardt and husband Allen of Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Darlene A. Tunink, 92, of Butte, Feb. 6, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Darlene Tunink passed away Feb. 2 in the Butte Healthcare Center.

* Funeral service for Mary Catherine Estes, 77, of Stuart, Feb. 3, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church of Stuart with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Mary Catherine Estes passed away Jan. 29 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include children Rosemary Briggs of Dimondale, Mich., Patti Frickel and husband Tom of Pickstown, S.D., Doris Estes of Stuart, Vickie Seger and husband Leo of Atkinson, and Alan Estes and wife Kim of Stuart; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Irene Cobb and husband Larry of Stuart, and Edith Kunz and husband Bert of Lincoln; brother Charles Jansen and wife Carolyn of Stuart; and sisters-in-law Marianne Jansen of Stuart, and Evelyn Rudolf of Chapman.

* Funeral service for John Lien, 80, of Valentine, Feb. 1, in the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. John Lien passed away Jan. 28 in the Ainsworth Care Center. Survivors include his wife Lois Lien of Valentine; daughter Deb Witte of Valentine; sons Rick Lien of Hemingford, David Lien of Valentine, Ron Lien of Minatare, and Russ Lien of Aguana, Calif.; sister Betty Rodgers of Valentine; brothers Jim Lien of Tucson, Ariz., Clem Lien of Henderson, Nev., Bill Lien of Gregory, S.D., and Dick Lien of Watertown, S.D.; and sister-in-law Luree Lien.

* A graveside memorial service for Patricia Lynn Carlson, 61, of Omaha formerly of Rock County, Jan. 30, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Pat Carlson passed away Jan. 15 in her home. Survivors include her husband Dave Fischer of Omaha; mother Margaret "Peg" Carlson of Bassett; brother Norman Carlson and wife Joann of Albany, N.Y.; sister Jeanie Carlson of Bassett; a niece and a nephew. Memorials have been suggested to the family for future designation.

* A memorial service for Christina Michelle Wolfe, 40, of Valentine, Jan. 24, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with a private family inurnment. Christina Wolfe passed away Jan. 20 in her home. Survivors include her parents Gary and Bonnie Wolfe of Ainsworth; brother Garrett Wolfe of Ainsworth; special friend Pat Greenough of Valentine; two uncles; and cousins.

* Funeral service for Earl Lee Mizner, 61, of Kearney formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 23, in the Kearney Evangelical Free Church with interment at a later date in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Earl Mizner passed away Jan. 19 in his home. Survivors include his wife Genevieve "Jo" Mizner of Kearney; son Shawn Mizner and wife Nikki of Kearney; daughter Carrie Howell and husband Kelly of Gibbon; seven grandchildren; brothers George Mizner and wife Gwen of Springview, David Mizner and wife Janna of Vernal, Utah, and Ed Mizner and special friend Leona Bukowski of Kearney; sisters Ella DeWeese and special friend Tom McCoy of Kearney, Phyllis Boller and husband Maurice of North Platte, Arvilla Self and husband Mel of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., Shirley McDonald and husband Glenn of Grand View, Mo., and Cindy Hissong and husband Larry of Ainsworth; sister-in-law Marsha Mizner of Hastings; aunts and other family members.

* A memorial service for James Ocie Perrett, 57, of Perryton, Texas, Jan. 22, in the Wood Lake Union Church with a private family inurnment at the Mount Hope Cemetery near Valentine. James Perrett passed away Jan. 16 from injuries sustained during a multiple-vehicle accident in a dust storm near Colby, Kan. Survivors include his wife Chris of Perryton; children Melissa Leal and husband Michael of Beatrice, Beth Gregory and husband Brett of Fort Worth, Texas, Jessica Perrett of Beatrice, and Michael Perrett of Beatrice; step-children Steven Ellis and wife Erica of Tulsa, Okla., and Tamara Githens and husband Chad of Perryton; eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; father Ocie Perrett of Ainsworth; sister Suzie Bussinger and husband Dale of Elk Mound, Wis.; and a niece and nephew.

* A memorial service for Jim A. Davis, 66, of St. Libory formerly of Long Pine, Jan. 22, in the Palmer Lutheran Church with burial in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine. Jim Davis passed away Jan. 19 in his home near St. Libory.

* A memorial service for Joann Copeland, 49, of Waco formerly of Bassett, Jan. 13, in the Metz Chapel at York with inurnment at a later date. Joann Copeland passed away Jan. 6 at Waco. Survivors include her husband Don Copeland of Waco; sons Brad Copeland and Keith Copeland of Waco; sisters Lora Clausen of Nampa, Idaho, Bertha Shay of Oregon, Helen Bartlett of Bassett, Linda Devall of Ainsworth, and Ione Anderson of Bassett; brothers Charles Devall, Ed Devall and Harold Devall all of Bassett, and Bob Devall of Inman; mother-in-law Janet Stewart of Bassett; brother-in-law Al Hoffman of Washington; and an uncle.

* Funeral service for Delores A. Lampman, 77, of Norfolk formerly of Butte, Jan. 13, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery near Butte. Delores Lampmann passed away Jan. 9 in the St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Care Center at Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Bessie L. Poore, 93, of Ainsworth, Jan. 11, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Bessie Poore passed away Jan. 5 in her home. Survivors include son-in-law Ellis "Al" Hodge of rural Ainsworth; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers John Fletcher and wife Melva of Bassett, and Donald Fletcher and wife Geri of Gibbon; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

* Funeral service for Anna Mary J. Filips, 78, of Spencer, Jan. 11, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Spencer with burial in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Anna Mary Filips passed away Jan. 4 in the Golden Living Center at Hartington.

* Funeral service for Kenneth L. Fegley, 97, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Ainsworth, Jan. 11, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Kenneth Fegley passed away Jan. 7 in the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Survivors include son Richard Fegley and wife Carol of Indianola; daughter Sharon Deutsch and husband Don of Rapid City; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters Lois Pratt of Indianapolis, Ind., and Donnabelle Woods of Canby, Ore.; sisters-in-law Mariel Fegley of Bassett, Glenda Spies of North Platte, and Donna McConnell of Deming, N.M.

* Funeral service for Linda Lou Smith, 68, of Springview, Jan. 9, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Linda Smith passed away Jan. 5 in her home near Springview. Survivors include her husband John H. Smith of Springview; children Quinn Smith and wife Amy of Ranson, W.V., Michele Smith of Maryland Heights, Mo., and Sheila Bracht and husband Dennis of Arlington; five grandchildren; mother Maxine Jamison of Springview; sisters Nila Gierau of Springview, and Mary Brehm and husband John of Lincoln; brothers-in-law Joseph LaFace of Conway, Ark., Don Smith and wife Jeannie of Carrollton, Texas, and Bill McFarland of Allendale, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Jim Drinkwalter, 89, of Valentine, Jan. 9, in the Valentine Presbyterian Church. Jim Drinkwalter passed away Jan. 5 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include his wife Kate Drinkwalter of Valentine; daughters Shelia Nelson of Lincoln and Jan Drinkwalter of Valentine; son Jim Drinkwalter of Lincoln; brother Bill Drinkwalter of South Dakota; and sisters Dorothy Sharp of South Dakota, Mary Lou Thornton of Wyoming, Alma Lea Keller of Colorado, Betty Boykin of Arizona, Delma Fisher of Nebraska, and Charlotte Edwards of Nebraska.

* A memorial service for Keith L. Williams, 77, of Lincoln formerly of the Springview area, Jan. 8, in the Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Keith Williams passed away Jan. 4. Survivors include children Joe Williams and wife Trudy, and Stacy Trapp and husband John; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Brad Williams and wife Beverly; brother-in-law Charles Savidge and wife Sharon; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Blanche M. McCoy, 100, of Springview, Jan. 8, in the Keya Paha County High School gymnasium at Springview with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Blanche McCoy passed away Jan. 2 in the Avera Gregory Healthcare Center at Gregory, S.D. Survivors include son Newell McCoy of Springview; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

 

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