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* Funeral service for Roy Jensby, 87, of Chambers formerly of Ellenwood, Kan., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, in the O’Neill Assembly of God Church with a 4:30 p.m. graveside service at the Evergreen Cemetery near Superior. Roy Jensby died Monday, July 15, in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Visitation is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of service in the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife Lagreta Jensby of Atkinson; children Larry Jensby and wife Stacey of Holstein, Nancy Winings and husband Jarrel of Chambers, Gwen Daughhetee and husband Greg of Hays, Kan., and Linda Jensby of Bunker Hill, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Kenneth Jensby of Hardy; and sister Donna Meyer of Ruskin.

* Funeral service for Eileen Beman, 96, of Valentine, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Eileen Beman died Tuesday, July 16, in Pine View at Valentine. Visitation is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Survivors include sons Scott Beman of Kansas City, Mo., Craig Beman of Medon, Tenn., and David Beman of Valentine; and daughter Dru Spyal of Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Sarah E. Clay, 92, of Springview, July 16, in the Springview United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Sarah Clay died July 10 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care at Bassett. Survivors include sons Doug Clay and Mark Kane of Sacramento, Calif., Ed Clay and wife Peggy of Wiggins, Colo., Mel Clay of Arcadia, and Dave Clay and wife Karan of Long Pine; daughter Marty Clark of Bassett; daughter-in-law Sheri Clay of Springview; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Orville A. Morlang, 87, of Ainsworth, July 13, in the New Apostolic Church of Ainsworth with military rites provided by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Orville Morlang died June 22 in the Great Plains Regional Health Center at North Platte. Survivors include his wife Barbara Morlang of Ainsworth; children Travis Morlang of Kansas City, Kan., Teresa Morlang of Chatsworth, Calif., Trudy Stadler and husband Kevin of Rolla, Mo., and David Morlang and wife Monika of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Vesta May Newman, 92, of Inman, July 9, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Vesta Newman died July 3 in The Lexington at Lincoln. Survivors include her son Herbert Newman III of Inman; daughters Patricia McLain and husband Bill of Marshalltown, Iowa, Dorothy Burianek and husband Dwayne of Malcolm, Earla Carlson and husband Ron of Norfolk, and Dr. Dianna Newman and husband Gary Clure of Voorheesville, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and brother Walter Fuelberth of Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Frank McGuire, 92, of Bassett, July 8, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with interment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites provided by the American Legion Post 123. Frank McGuire died July 4 in the Rock County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Donna McGuire; one niece; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Eunice M. Howard, 87, of Ainsworth, July 3, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Eunice Howard died June 30 in the Sandhills Care Center. Survivors include son Jimmie Howard of Ainsworth; daughters Niki Songer and husband Daniel of Norfolk, and Lori Clopton and husband Jim of Ainsworth; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Leonard J. Fernau, 75, of Ainsworth, July 3, at the East Woodlawn Cemetery near Johnstown with military rites conducted by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Leonard Fernau died June 27 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Cheri Fernau of Ainsworth; children Lenny Fernau and wife Candi of Ainsworth, Candy Fernau of Nashville, Tenn., Julie Cyriacks and husband Jonathan of Kearney, Lori Rolfes and husband Chad of Vermillion, S.D., and Janelle Johnson and husband Mark of Kilgore; six grandchildren; sisters Shelia Bejot of Ainsworth, and Roberta Painter of Springview; mother-in-law Fae Smith of Ainsworth; brother-in-law Mike Smith and wife Alice of Hill City, Kan.; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Oretta H. Farlin, 87, of Burton, July 2, in the Burton Assembly of God Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Oretta Farlin died June 27 in the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney. Survivors include her husband Ivan Farlin of Burton; daughter Deb Sohl and husband Dan of Norfolk; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Orrin Thiede and wife Joan of Burton; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A time of visiting with the family of Albert Larson, 78, of Ainsworth, June 27, in the D&B Café of Ainsworth. Albert Larson died June 24 in his home. Survivors include his wife Carol Larson of Ainsworth; daughter Karen Clay and husband Dave of Long Pine; two granddaughters; five brothers and two sisters.

* A memorial service for Norman E. “Bud” Larsen, 87, of Springview, will be held at a later date with inurnment in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Norman Larsen died Monday, June 24, in the Great Plains Regional Health Center at North Platte. Survivors include children Roger Larsen of Sturgis, S.D., Rhonda Todd and husband Tracy of Maxwell, Kellie Larsen and significant other Sally Runge of North Platte, and Sherry Wigington and husband Kyle of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Patricia Sampy and husband Dale of Ansley; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Winnie Ankney, 98, of Atkinson, June 24, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Winnie Ankney died June 18 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include children Rodney Ankney and wife Sandy of Wisconsin, and Linda Goebel and husband Andy of Atkinson; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Jan Heller, 62, of Newport, June 19, in the Atkinson Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Jan Heller died June 15 in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Survivors include her husband Leon Heller of Newport; children Travis Heller and wife Kathy of Atkinson, Jayme Heller and wife Heather of O’Neill, and Lacey Manas and husband Dan of Yankton, S.D.; sisters Delilah O’Connor of Lyons, Rosella Fernau and husband Denny of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Lyndell Labenz of Pilger; brother Terrance Hiserote and wife Leann of Norfolk; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for John Thompson, 91, of Spencer, June 19, in the Spencer United Methodist Church with burial in the Union Cemetery. John Thompson died June 15 in the Wakefield Health Care Center.

* A memorial service for Betty Nance, 94, of Colome, S.D., June 15, in the Colome Methodist Church with inurnment in the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D. Betty Nance died May 23 in the Winner Regional Long Term Care Center.

* A memorial service for Neil W. Austin, 78, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Ainsworth, June 15, in the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church. Neil Austin died Jan. 30 in his home. Survivors include his wife Connie Austin of Mesa, Ariz.; daughters Michelle Hunnel and husband Barry of Gilbert, Ariz., and Christine Lowell and husband Ken of Gilbert, Ariz.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Wilma Jean Bussinger of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Jean Louise (Jackson) Masters, 90, of Lincoln, June 15, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with burial in the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Jean Masters died June 1. Survivors include children Tom Masters and wife Denise, Pam Sewell and husband Dean, and Rodney Masters and wife Marelle; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings Andrew Jackson, Dorothy Gross, and Ruby Garrett; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A graveside service for Franklin Smith, 84, formerly of Valentine, June 12, at the Herrick, S.D., Cemetery. Franklin Smith died May 26 in the Rosebud Country Care Center at Gregory, S.D.

* Funeral service for Lola Jonas, 91, of Atkinson, June 8, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Lola Jonas died June 3 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include son Ron Jonas; and daughters Peggy Tejral of Atkinson, and Barbara Stout and husband Royce of Bassett.

* Funeral service for James Dobias, 92, of Amelia, June 5, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery and military rites provided by the Atkinson American Legion Post. James Dobias died June 2 in the O’Neill Care and Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include his wife Agnes Dobias of Amelia; brother-in-law Franklin Malena of O’Neill; brothers Joe Dobias and wife Bonnie of Papillion, and Jerry Dobias and wife Ann of Hollister, Mich.; sister Margorie Ferris and husband George of Atkinson; sisters-in-law Bernice Dobias of Creighton, and Ruby Dobias of Atkinson; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Dorie Palmer, 81, formerly of Springview, June 5, in the New Hope Community Church of Springview. Dorie Palmer died May 30 in her daughter’s home at Colome, S.D.

* A memorial service for David M. Streich, 61, of Ainsworth, June 4, in the Ainsworth Zion Lutheran Church. David Streich died May 23 in the Osmond General Hospital. Survivors include his parents Don and Joan Streich of Osmond; siblings Dr. Douglas Streich of South Bend, Ind., Donna Swartzendruber and husband Mark of Shickley; two nieces and one nephew.

* Funeral service for Ida Agnes Marinello, 98, of Atkinson, June 3, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Ida Marinello died May 28 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include several cousins.

* Funeral service for Rena Cathey, 73, of Amarillo, Texas, June 3, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Rena Cathey died May 25 at Amarillo. Survivors include children Honey Coleman of Amarillo, and Joshua Cathey and wife Wendy of Panhandle, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Lila Jones of Amarillo; sisters-in-law Carol Jones of Ainsworth, and Carolyn Jones of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for John E. “Jack” Bair, 87, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Bassett, Saturday, June 1, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery and military rites provided by the Bassett American Legion Post 123. Jack Bair died May 27 in his home. Survivors include his wife Beryl Bair of Fort Collins; daughters Kathy Saar and husband Doug of Paulden, Ariz., Cheri Coleman and husband Dale of Woodland Park, Colo., Chandra Taylor and husband Wayne of Nathrop, Colo., Tammy Stoltzfus and husband Larry of Simpsonville, S.C., Karen Brown and husband Gerry of Wellington, Colo., and Kayla Keck and husband John of St. Edward; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Paul Rodney Nelson, 71, of Tonopah, Ariz., formerly of Springview and wife Margaret Marie Nelson, 71, of Tonopah, June 1, in the Springview United Methodist Church. Paul Nelson died Jan. 6. Margaret Nelson died Nov. 25, 2018. Survivors of Paul Nelson include daughters Kemmy Young and husband Joel, Kayla Yasko and husband David, and Keya Brown and husband John; and brother Randy Nelson and wife Bonnie. Survivors of Margaret Nelson include son Shawn and wife Julia; and daughters Jennifer Sorrells, and Katharine Burns and husband Seth.

* Funeral service for Dennis D. Rossenbach, 65, of Ainsworth, May 29, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Springview. Dennis Rossenbach died May 24 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include children Donald Ray Rossenbach of Belleville, Ill., and Jacque Adams of Belleville; four grandchildren; siblings Roger Rossenbach of Emmett, Idaho, John “JR” Rossenbach and wife Connie of Ainsworth, and Denise Anderson and husband Tim of Twin Valley, Minn.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Steve Baker, 66, of Rockford, Ill., formerly of Atkinson, May 25, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Steve Baker died March 4 in the Swedish American Hospital at Rockford. Survivors include children Kelly Baker of Zion, Ill., and Sarah Baker of Beach Park, Ill.; two grandchildren; sisters Maxine Stanton of Chambers, Jean Craig of Omaha, and Elizabeth “Betty” Baker of Rockford; and brother Dan Baker of Glendale, Ariz.

* Funeral service for Roseanne Sylvia Schilz, 77, of Scottsbluff formerly of Atkinson, May 25, in the Atkinson United Methodist Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Roseanne Schilz died May 3 at Denver, Colo. Survivors include children Deborah Surber and husband Wayatt of Scottsbluff and Timothy Schilz and wife Tina of Duncan; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother Edwin Hale and wife Gloria of Douglas, Wyo.

* A graveside memorial service for Margaret E. “Peg” Carlson, 94, of Bassett, May 24, at the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Peg Carlson died May 16 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include son Norman Carlson and wife JoAnn of Niskayuna, N.Y.; daughter Jeanie Carlson of Bassett; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Charles “Charley” Mashino, 79, of Spencer, May 22, in Brockhaus Funeral Home of Spencer with military rites provided by the American Legion Post 78. Burial will be at a later date. Charley Mashino died May 15 in the Niobrara Valley Hospital at Lynch.

* Funeral service for Sally A. Stewart, 65, of Fullerton formerly of Bassett, May 20, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Sally Stewart died May 14 in the Sanford Medical Center at Worthington, Minn. Survivors include daughter Stephanie Hodge and husband Rusty of Hayfield, Minn.; two grandchildren; partner Bob “Zeke” Stewart of Fullerton; parents Duane and Patty Swanson of Bassett; siblings Dennis Swanson and wife Terri of Bassett, Don Swanson and wife Therese of York, Cathy Ewoldt and husband Ron of Grand Island, and Debbie Morrison and husband Dan of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Doris Marie (Best) Greder, 80, of North Platte formerly of Wood Lake, May 18, in the First United Methodist Church of North Platte with burial at in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Wood Lake. Doris Greder died May 13. Survivors include children Greg Greder and wife Tezra of Lincoln, Paige Maasen and husband Brian of Hershey, and Grant Greder and wife Sarah of Denton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Louise Knoedler of Camarillo, Calif.; brother Jim Best of Lakewood, Colo.; sisters-in-law Karen Johnson and husband Brent of Johnstown, and Sharon Stombaugh and husband Jay of Lexington; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

* A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Ernest D. “Ernie” Titus, 60, of Bassett. Ernie Titus died May 10 in his home. Survivors include son Dustin Titus and wife Otilia of Lincoln; one granddaughter; mother Lois Titus of Springview; brother Ed Titus of Springview; sisters Jean Bucholz of Mitchell, S.D., and Linda Keever of Winner, S.D.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for David Dean Thompson, 61, of Long Pine, May 17, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. David Thompson died May 10 at Long Pine. Survivors include his wife Diane Thompson of Long Pine; children Chris Thompson and wife Becky of Broken Bow, Rachel Thompson and significant other Ryan Buoy of Long Pine, and Ashley Johnson and husband Chris of Long Pine; seven grandchildren; brother Donald Thompson and wife Shirley of Hoodsport, Wash.; sister Debbie Stage of Lincoln City, Ore.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A celebration of life service for Wallace B. “Wally” Woodhead, 83, of Grant, May 16, in the Grant United Methodist Church. Wally Woodhead died May 12 in the Perkins County Community Hospital.

* Funeral service for Dr. Charles N. Zidko, 78, of Spencer, May 10, in the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Spencer with burial in the Spencer National Cemetery. Dr. Charles Zidko died May 2 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill.

* A private family service for Lyle Baalman, 73, of Butte, will be held at a later date. Lyle Baalman died May 2 in the Avera Gregory Hospital at Gregory, S.D.

* A graveside service for Janet Watts, 79, of Yankton, S.D., formerly of Spencer, May 7, at the Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa. Janet Watts died April 29 in the Avera Sister James Care Center at Yankton.

* Funeral service for Robert Fernatt, 87, of Atkinson, formerly of Fayetteville, Tenn., May 4, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites. Robert Fernatt died May 1 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include sons Larry Roberson and wife Donna of Elizabethtown, Ill., and Rickie Roberson and wife Pati of Gresham, Ore.; daughters Deb Hash and husband Mark of Atkinson, and Valerie Edwards and husband Bruce of Noblesville, Ind.; sisters Thelma Crawford, Marci Grubb, and Laura Jean Bush; brother Tommy Fernatt; nine grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. 

* A graveside memorial service for Ruby M. Porter, 88, of Atkinson, May 4, at the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine.  Ruby Porter died April 29 in the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at O'Neill.  Survivors include sons Arthur Porter and special friend Margaret Walton of Long Pine, and Rodney Porter of Gillette, Wyo.; daughters-in-law Lora Hansen Porter of Greenville, S.C., and Dixie Hansen and husband Lee of Douglas, Wyo.; sisters Elizabeth "Liz" Strand of Ainsworth, and Goldie Kubo of Fremont; 13 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A private graveside service will be held at a later date for Sandra J. Pelc, 63, formerly of Johnstown. Sandra Pelc died March 21 in the Village Health Care Center at Missoula, Mont. Survivors include sister Joanne Pelc-Nickel and husband Leo of Ainsworth; brother Kenneth Pelc and Janis Koch of Hastings; two aunts and numerous cousins.

* Funeral service for Margaret Hitchcock, 91, of Gregory, S.D., April 26, in the Burke, S.D., United Methodist Church with burial in the Spotted Tail Cemetery near Jamison. Margaret Hitchcock died April 19 in the Gregory Hospital.

* Funeral service for William V. “Bill” Dunn, 87, of rural Ainsworth, April 26, in the Elsmere Bible Church. Bill Dunn died April 18 in Texas. Survivors include his wife Roberta Dunn of Ainsworth; daughters Teresa Kennedy and husband Dan of Purdum, and Carmela Barna and husband Mike of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother Jim Dunn and wife Lucille of Amarillo, Texas; sisters-in-law MaryLou Dunn of Fort Collins, Colo., and Mary Ann Hauser of Broken Bow; brothers-in-law Leon Morris and wife Judy of Purdum, Louis Morris and wife Kay, and Duane Christiansen of Ansley; and nieces and nephews.

* Word has been received of the death of Jerry Fernau, 70, of Ainsworth. Jerry Fernau died April 19 in the Faith Regional Hospital at Norfolk. Per his request, no service will be held. Survivors include his wife Rosalyn Fernau of Ainsworth; children Rich Fernau of Ainsworth, Tina Fernau of Ainsworth, Tammy Fernau of Ainsworth, and Travis Fernau of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; brothers Stan Fernau and wife Leah of Vancouver, Wash., Steve Fernau and wife Emma of Yacolt, Wash., and Bruce Fernau and significant other Christina Bloomberg of Wolbach; sisters Pat Christiansen and husband Bob of Phoenix, Ariz., Shelley Thompson and husband Jim of St. Paul, and Linda Krueger and husband Ken of Pierce; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lila Mae Mizner, 105, of Bassett, April 23, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Mae Mizner died April 18 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

* Funeral service for Barbara Reiman, 87, of Butte, April 22, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Barbara Reiman died April 10 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Yvonne Gothard, 78, of Valentine, April 8, in the Valentine Crossroads Assembly of God Church with burial in the Kilgore Cemetery. Yvonne Gothard died April 3 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include her husband Jack Gothard Jr. of Valentine; children Shawn Gothard of Hope, N.M., Kate Songer of Valentine, Joel Gothard of Hope, N.M., and Charity Turpin of Long Pine; and brothers Rick Galloway of Crookston, August Galloway of Kilgore, and Keven Galloway of Valentine.

* Funeral service for David Price, 70, of Atkinson, April 1, in the Atkinson Faith Wesleyan Church with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. David Price died March 24 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include his wife Linda Price of Atkinson; children Kelly Troyer and husband Terry of Fawn Grove, Penn., Korey Price and wife Shasha of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Tammy Haglen and fiancé Lee Haughstad of Arlington, Va., Michael Goble of Kennard, and Christine Skiles and husband Dan of Syracuse; 15 grandchildren; brothers John Price and wife Cary of Vancouver, Wash., Gary Price and wife Nona of Chehalis, Wash., and Darrell Price of Centralia, Wash.; sisters Donna Price of Friendswood, Texas, and Michelle Dvorak and husband Jake of Atkinson; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

* A memorial service for Marlene Fernau, 80, of Butte, March 30, in the Butte Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial at a later date. Marlene Fernau died March 23 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Jim Steinhauser, 83, of Stuart, March 30, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Jim Steinhauser died March 26 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include his wife Catherine Steinhauser of Stuart; sons Cliff Steinhauser and wife Kathy of Alma, Steve Steinhauser and wife Brenda of Grand Island, and Dale Steinhauser and wife Kim of Stuart; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

* A memorial service for Agatha S. Forsyth, 77, of Purdum, March 29, in the Purdum United Church of Christ. Agatha Forsyth died March 25 in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney.

* A memorial gathering for Mary Sharp, 73, of Valentine, March 28, in the Sandoz Chapel of the Pines at Valentine. Mary Sharp died March 23 in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Survivors include her son Buck Sharp of Valentine; sister Susan Brickner of Valentine; and brother Howard Alberts of Ainsworth.

* A memorial service for Magdalena S. “Madeline” Snell, 103, of Ainsworth, March 27, in the Ainsworth Congregational United Church of Christ with inurnment in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Madeline Snell died March 21 in her home. Survivors include daughter Janet Turner of Ainsworth; step-daughter Karen Sorensen of Omaha; step-son John Snell of Palm Bay, Fla.; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Steve Schaaf, 62, of Atkinson, March 27, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Steve Schaaf died March 21 in the Faith Regional Health Services of Norfolk. Survivors include daughter Trista Schaaf of Atkinson; parents Frank and Marilyn Schaaf of Atkinson; sisters Sheryl Winkler and husband Jerry of Atkinson, Sandi Finley and husband Dennis of Ewing, and Vicky Johnson and husband Mark of Atkinson; brother Duane "Rocky" Schaaf and wife America of Seattle, Wash.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Gene Bronzynski, 73, of O’Neill, March 26, in the Word of Life Church at O’Neill with burial in the Winside Cemetery at a later date. Gene Bronzynski died March 22 in his home. Survivors include his wife Mary Bronzynski of O’Neill; daughters Tami Payton and husband Raymond of Doon, Iowa, and Dawn Hansen and husband Joel of O’Neill; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters Judy Kollbaum and husband Ken of Omaha, Barbara Girton and husband Cliff of Omaha, and Jackie Darr and husband Frank of Rockhill, S.C.; and brothers Leroy Bronzynski of O’Neill, Ted Barbas of Omaha, and Mike Barbas of Omaha.

* Funeral service for Charles Hart, 87, of Dallas, S.D., March 26, in Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home of Gregory, S.D., with burial at in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Charles Hart died March, 19 in his home.

* A family graveside service for John Post, 76, of Norfolk formerly of Bassett, will be held at a later date at the West Willowdale Cemetery in rural Brunswick. John Post died March 14 at Norfolk. Survivors include his wife Kathy Post of Norfolk; sons Marcus Post, Joshua Davis and wife Dacia, Brady Davis and wife Miechelle, Amos Davis and wife Paula, and Duffy Davis and wife Catie; brother Clint Post and wife Wanda; sisters-in-law Nancy Eppenbach, Sherry Goochey and Brenda Lovegrove; parents-in-law Duane and Irma Lovegrove; and 15 grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Dale Van Houten, 74, of Butte, March 22, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial at a later date. Dale Van Houten died March 16 in the Community Memorial Hospital at Burke, S.D.

* A memorial service for Susan T. Glerum, 61, of Brewster, March 22, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with inurnment at a later date. Sue Glerum died March 1 in her home. Survivors include her husband Rolf Glerum of Brewster; parents; three siblings and other family members.

* Funeral service for Jimmie D. Vonheeder, 88, of Ainsworth, March 21, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery with military rites performed by the Ainsworth American Legion Post 79. Jim Vonheeder died March 15 in the Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s Hospital at Sioux City, Iowa. Survivors include his wife Jean Vonheeder of Ainsworth; children Mary Jane Vonheeder of Ainsworth, Pam Scheer and husband Kevin of Elsmere, and Dirk Vonheeder and wife Lori of Sioux City, Iowa; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other family members.

* Funeral service for James Howard Hazen, 88, formerly of Brownlee, March 16, in the Brownlee Community Church with burial in the Brownlee Cemetery with military rites. Jim Hazen died March 5 in the Norfolk Veterans Home. Survivors include children Shirley Saueressig and husband Jerry, Steven Hazen and wife Debbie, David Hazen and wife Carol, Nancy Byrd, Thomas Hazen and wife Sandy, and Timothy Hazen and wife Linda; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Tom Howell and wife Janet; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Robert “Bob” Gibbs, 91, of Ainsworth. Bob Gibbs died March 8 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include sons Shepherd Gibbs of Ainsworth, Charles Gibbs of Auburn, and Martin Gibbs of Pascoe, Wash.

* A celebration of life service for Nelson Miller, 71, of Gregory, S.D., March 11, in the Gregory Methodist Church. Nelson Miller died March 5 in the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

* Funeral service for Sandra Ann Meyers, 59, of Wood, S.D., March 8, in the First Christian Church of Winner, S.D., with burial in the Winner City Cemetery. Sandra Meyers died March 5 in the Winner Regional Hospital.

* A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Connell, 90, of Newport, March 6, in Clausen Funeral Home of Burke, S.D., with burial in the Simpson Cemetery near Newport. Bob Connell died March 1 at Broken Bow.

* Funeral service for Robert Joseph Gilg, 93, of Columbus, March 5, in the Stuart Community Church with a private family burial at a later date in the Newport Cemetery. Robert Gilg died Feb. 26 in the Columbus Care and Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include his wife Elaine Gilg of Columbus; children Joseph Gilg and wife Cheryl of Urbandale, Iowa, William Gilg and wife Sharon of Central City, Patricia Holmberg and husband Troy of Leigh, and Susan Whited and husband Kevin of Columbus; nine grandchildren; brother-in-law Rex Young of Lakewood, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Donna Kinzie, 88, of Sioux City, Iowa, March 5, in the Butte Community Bible Church with burial in the Butte Cemetery. Donna Kinzie died Feb. 26 in the Countryside Health Care Center at Sioux City.

* Funeral service for Grace Henrecy, 91, of Gregory, S.D., March 2, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Gregory with burial in the Herrick Cemetery. Grace Henrecy died Feb. 20 in the Avera Gregory Hospital.

* Funeral service for Mildred Lechtenberg, 97, of Butte, March 1, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Mildred Lechtenberg died Feb. 25 in the Butte Health Care Center.

* A memorial service for Catherine A. Mendoza, 68, of Bassett formerly of Long Pine, will be held at Fresno, Calif., at a later date. Catherine Mendoza died Feb. 22 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include six siblings, including locally Vincent Lanas and husband Terry Hoke of Long Pine.

* Funeral service for Mary Lou (Bejot) Van Doozer, 82, of Parker, Colo., Feb. 28, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Mary Lou Van Doozer died Feb. 23 in her home. Survivors include children Gina DeArcos and husband Phil of Montrose, Colo., Chris Van Doozer and wife Kathy of Fruita, Colo., Corey Van Doozer and wife Michele of Castle Pines, Colo., and Scott Van Doozer and wife Lori of Parker, Colo.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings Dennis Bejot and wife Janet of Seward, and Lorideen Larabee and husband Norman of Neligh; sister-in-law Melba Bejot of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Luella Poessnecker, 93, of Atkinson, Feb. 26, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Luella Poessnecker died Feb. 20 in the Parkside Manor at Stuart. Survivors include daughter Paula Seger and husband Dean of Atkinson; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

* A gathering of family and friends to remember Donald M. “Don” Bower, 77, of Ainsworth, Feb. 23, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. Don Bower died Jan. 9 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include sons Donovan Bower and wife Karma of Bellevue, and Evan Bower and wife Brandi of Denver, Colo.; three step-granddaughters; one step-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

* A memorial service for Mary Ann Biltoft, 81, of Atkinson formerly of Long Pine, Feb. 22, in the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Ainsworth with inurnment in the Grandview Cemetery near Long Pine.  Mary Ann Biltoft died Feb. 13 in the Good Samaritan Society of Atkinson. Survivors include sons Bruce Biltoft of Atkinson, and Leo Biltoft of Grand Island; siblings John Frank Brown and wife Joyce of Grand Island, Dorothy Cole of Ainsworth, Helen Haskell of Ainsworth, Joe Brown and wife Pat of Bartlesville, Okla., Harry Brown and wife Nancy of Grand Island, and Steve Brown of Grand Island; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Jim Schaaf, 64, of Stuart, Feb. 22, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Jim Schaaf died Feb. 13 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Sharon Schaaf of Stuart; children Casey Schaaf and wife Angie of Atkinson, Mandy Naber and husband Bryce of Albion, Melissa Ellston and husband Ryan of Grand Island, and Colby Schaaf of Stuart; eight grandchildren; and siblings Annette Mahoney of Emmet, John Schaaf and wife Linda of O’Neill, Joe Schaaf and wife Connie of O’Neill, Denny Schaaf and wife Doris of O’Neill, Vernie Schaaf and wife Angie of O’Neill, Roy Schaaf and wife Audra of Atkinson, Nick Schaaf and wife Alice of Emmet, and Mary Jo Hamik and husband Brian of Norfolk.

* Funeral service for Elizabeth L. “Betty” Priest, 87, of Ainsworth, Feb. 18, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Betty Priest died Feb. 12 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include husband Gerald “Jerry” Priest of Ainsworth; children Sharon Simonson and husband Harlan of Ainsworth, Jeri Huddle and husband Gordy of Thedford, David Priest and wife Julie of Long Pine, and Mark Priest and wife Sandy of Merna; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Sharon Lehman of Charlotte, N.C., Evelyn Smith and husband Richard of Valentine, and Reta Clark and husband Larry of Stanton; brother Duane Breitkreutz and wife Florence of Fremont; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Jim Keegan, 75, of Gregory, S.D., Feb. 18, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Gregory with burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with military rites. Jim Keegan died Feb. 13 in the Avera Gregory Hospital.

* Funeral service for Harlan Vedral, 87, of Dixon, S.D., Feb. 16, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Harlan Vedral died Feb. 11 in the Avera McKennen Hospital at Sioux Falls, S.D.

* Funeral service for Walt Witt, 85, of Valentine, Feb. 16, in the St. John’s Episcopal Church of Valentine with burial in the Ainsworth South Cemetery. Walt Witt died Feb. 7 in Pine View at Valentine. Survivors include daughter Cathy Duncan of Valentine; sister Judy Mayhew of Valentine; and brothers Robert Witt of Valentine and Dick Witt of Valentine.

* Funeral service for James Frederick Hale, 71, of Atkinson, Feb. 16, in the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Atkinson with a private family burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. James Hale died Feb. 2 at Ocala, Fla. Survivors include children Todd Hale and wife Jeanine of Atkinson, and Theresa Ochs and husband Chris of Gretna; two grandchildren; sister Lorraine Etherton and husband Tom of Atkinson; brother E. Bruce Hale and wife Nikki of Tavares, Fla.; special friend Rita Stevenson; former wife Janet Kliment; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

* Funeral service for Marilyn Hytrek, 84, of Stuart,  Feb. 15, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Marilyn Hytrek died Feb. 12 in the Nebraska Methodist Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include children Minette Genuchi and husband Tim of Lincoln, Gary Hytrek and wife Sherry of Long Beach, Calif., Susan Kubart and husband Dave of North Platte, Kip Hytrek and wife Anne of Ankeny, Iowa, and Toni Hytrek and wife Carrie of Wayne; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother Randy Varilek of Slatington, Pa.

* A memorial service for Don Parkhurst, 92, of Valentine, Feb. 13, in the Valentine United Methodist Church. Don Parkhurst died Feb. 6 in the Cherry County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Donetta Monroe of Alaska, and Danita Kime of Valentine; son Rob Parkhurst of Cody; and sister Deloris Hutton of Nemaha.

* Funeral service for Bernice M. (Seier) Kuchera, 95, of Long Pine, Feb. 13, in the Bassett St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Bernice Kuchera died Feb. 9 in the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. Survivors include sons Mike Kuchera and wife Janet of Rose, and Terry Kuchera and wife Jeri of Bassett; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Garneta Johnson of Bassett; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Travis J. Buoy, 45, of Newport, Feb. 11, in the Bassett United Methodist Church with inurnment in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery. Travis Buoy died Feb. 3 in his home. Survivors include his wife Denise Buoy of Newport; children Justin Rasmussen of Wahoo, Austin Dean of Kearney, Kenny Buoy of Blackwell, Okla., Carmen Buoy of Norfolk, and Desirae Buoy of Blackwell, Okla.; two grandchildren; mother-in-law Sharen Kramer of Atkinson; father-in-law Bob Ziska of Stuart; sisters Jackie Harbert and husband Gary of Lamar, Colo., and Kathy Wachholtz and husband Brian of Pierce; brother Kenny Buoy and wife Kim of Valley Center, Kan.; and other family members.

* Funeral service for Lyle “Pete” Graesser, 98, of Crane, Mo., Feb. 11, in the United Methodist Church of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the IOOF Cemetery with military rites. Pete Greasser died Jan. 31 in his home.

* A memorial service for Teri H. Jefferis, 61, of Ainsworth, Feb. 9, in Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. Teri Jefferis died Jan. 31, in the Bergan Mercy Hospital at Omaha. Survivors include her husband Michael “Mick” Jefferis of Ainsworth; children Lexa Boyer Morrison and husband Russell of Seneca, and Booker Boyer and wife Sara of Brady; four grandchildren; siblings Jinx Hendrick and husband Merl of Ainsworth, and Toni Petrie and husband Rod of Thedford; brother-in-law Bob Macfee of Loveland, Colo.; sisters-in-law Sue Haskell of Ainsworth, and Helen Haskell of Ainsworth; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Marvin Humpal, 96, of Lincoln formerly of Butte, Feb. 9, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery with military rites. Marvin Humpal died Jan. 30 in The Windcrest Assisted Living Center at Lincoln.

* Funeral service for Dennis Brewster, 82, of Butte, Feb. 5, in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Butte with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery with military rites provided by the American Legion Post 51 and the Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard. Dennis Brewster died Jan. 30 in the Norfolk Veterans Home.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Neil W. Austin, 78, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Ainsworth. Neil Austin died Jan. 30 in his home. Survivors include his wife Connie Austin of Mesa, Ariz.; daughters Michelle Hunnel and husband Barry of Gilbert, Ariz., Christine Lowell and husband Ken of Gilbert, Ariz.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Wilma Jean Bussinger of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Steven Johnson, 66, of Sioux Falls, S.D., Feb. 2, in the United Methodist Church of Gregory, S.D. Steven Johnson died Jan. 27 in the Centerville Care and Rehab Center.

* A graveside memorial service for Dorothy Hegge, 98, of Gregory, S.D., Feb. 2, at the Graceland Cemetery near Burke, S.D. Dorothy Hegge died Nov. 12, 2018, in the Lake Andes Health Care Center.

* Funeral service for Sandra Kaup, 63, of Bassett, Feb. 2, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Atkinson. Sandra Kaup died Jan. 29 in the Community Memorial Health Center at Burwell. Survivors include her husband Rodger Kaup of Bassett; children Sharon Alder of St. Edward, Julie Pfister and husband Duane of Bassett, and Bradley Kaup and wife Krystal of Bassett; six grandchildren; mother Joan Kennedy of Bassett; brothers William Kennedy Jr., and Robert Kennedy and wife Mary of Atkinson; and sisters Betty Jo Weller and husband Richard of Atkinson, Hazel Chase and husband Carl of Springview, and Ruth Kennedy of Springview.

* A memorial service for Ronald Bortz, 75, of Edgemont, S.D., Feb. 2, in the Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the IOOF Cemetery near Gregory. Ronald Bortz died Jan. 29 in his home.

* Funeral service for Sandra Olson, 81, of Atkinson, Feb. 1, in the Faith Wesleyan Church of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Sandra Olson died Jan. 29 in the Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital at O’Neill. Survivors include sons Ted Olson Jr. and wife Marlene of Atkinson, Dan Olson and wife Lori of Atkinson, and Robin Olson and wife Becky of Atkinson; daughter Suzanne Welling and husband Sam of Atkinson; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Dale Vern Mlinar, 91, of Atkinson, Feb. 1, in Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Dale Mlinar died Jan. 29 in the West Holt Memorial Hospital.

* Funeral service for Vicky Eklund, 71, of Valentine, Jan. 28, in the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Valentine with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Vicky Eklund died Jan. 21 in her home. Survivors include her husband Bernard Eklund of Valentine; sons Tony Eklund of Valentine, and Jarred Eklund of Lincoln; brothers Ron Regan of Loveland, Colo., Clark Regan of Gillette, Wyo., and Henry Regan of Moorcroft, Wyo.; and sister LaDonna Pickinpaugh of Riverton.

Funeral service for Gladys Kubik, 92, of Winner, S.D., Jan. 28, in the Winner Christ Lutheran Church with burial in the Winner City Cemetery. Gladys Kubik died Jan. 23 in the Winner Nursing Home.

* Funeral service for Nancy Lee Mitchell, 82, of Newport, Jan. 26, in the Stuart Community Church with burial in the Stuart Community Cemetery. Nancy Mitchell died Jan. 21 in the Faith Regional Health Services hospital at Norfolk. Survivors include her husband Kenneth Mitchell of Newport; daughter Sandra Vallario of Huntersville, N.C.; daughter-in-law Jo Mitchell of Stuart; and four grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Doris Berens, 87, of Gregory, S.D., Jan. 26, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Gregory with burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Doris Berens died Jan. 22 in the Avera McKennen Hospital at Gregory.

* A memorial service will be held at a later date for Dorothy “Dottie” Snyder Wilson, 82, of Sun Lakes, Ariz. Dottie Wilson, an Ainsworth High School graduate, died Jan. 11 at Sun Lakes. Survivors include four children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; and nieces, including three from this area.

* Funeral service for Jay Keegan, 47, of Rapid City, S.D., Jan. 21, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Gregory, S.D., with burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Jay Keegan died Jan. 13 in his home.

* A memorial service for Paul Rodney Nelson, 71, of Tonopah, Ariz., formerly of Springview, will be held at a later date. Paul Nelson died Jan. 6 in his home. Survivors include daughters Kemmy Young and husband Joel of Omaha, Kayla Yasko and husband David of Raymore, Mo., and Keya Brown and husband John of Omaha; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Randy Nelson and wife Bonnie of New Port Richey, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

* Funeral service for Gary Lee Woita, 63, of Atkinson, Jan. 18, in the Atkinson Community Center with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Gary Woita died Jan. 14 in the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. Survivors include his wife Jan Woita of Atkinson; children Lee Woita and wife Mary of Atkinson, Eric Woita and wife Katie of Plainview, and Lindy Woita of Atkinson; four grandchildren; brothers Kevin Woita and wife Joy of David City, and Mike Woita of Linwood; and sister Karen Moss and husband Joe of Kansas City, Mo.

* Funeral service for Hilda Raymond, 105, formerly of Gregory, S.D., Jan. 17, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Gregory with burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Hilda Raymond died Jan. 10 in the Avera Sister Games Care Center.

* Funeral service for Kenneth H. “Ken” Chase, 89, of Elsmere, Jan. 16, in the Elsmere Bible Church with burial in the Purdum Cemetery. Ken Chase died Jan. 11 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include daughters Jackie Kavalec and husband Jim of Burwell, Julie Chase of Elsmere, and Patty Shoemaker and husband Terry of Elsmere; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Erma Davis of Merriman; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Francis E. Bejot, 84, of Ainsworth, Jan. 12, in the Ainsworth United Methodist Church with burial in the Ainsworth Cemetery. Francis Bejot died Jan. 7 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include his wife Melba Bejot of Ainsworth; children Cindy Price of Nashville, Tenn., Steve Bejot and wife Brenda of Ainsworth, Tom Bejot and wife Mary of Ainsworth, and Terry Bejot and wife Susan of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings Dennis Bejot and wife Janet of Seward, MaryLou Van Doozer of Denver, Colo., and Lorideen Larabee and husband Norman of Neligh; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Kenneth E. Giles, 79, of Elsmere, Jan. 11, in the Elsmere Bible Church with burial in the Giles Cemetery. Kenneth Giles died Jan. 7 in his home. Survivors include his wife Ardis Giles of Elsmere; children Julie McFadden and husband Corey of Elsmere, and Richard Giles and wife Kristi of Halsey; four grandchildren; siblings Yvonne Cox and husband Bob of Purdum, Ryland Giles and wife Norma of Ceresco, Vicky Terwilliger of McCook, and Barbara Nilson and husband Myron of Springview; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* Funeral service for Carol Ann Helenbolt, 81, of Stuart, Jan. 7, in the Stuart St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery near Naper. Carol Helenbolt died  Jan. 5 in her home. Survivors include her husband Neill Helenbolt of Stuart; son Johnny Helenbolt and wife Jenny of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters Sherry Hytrek and husband Gary of Long Beach, Calif., Lori Schaaf of Long Beach, Calif., Kerry Ogden of Kingsley, Iowa, Monie Paro and husband Bob of Omaha, and Julie Helenbolt of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Elaine Noonen and husband John of Ankeny, Iowa; and brother John Peterson and wife Melinda of Omaha.

* Funeral service for Evelyn Rose Kinzer, 90, of Gregory, S.D., Jan. 5, in the Gregory Berean Church with burial in the Colome City Cemetery. Evelyn Kinzer died Dec. 31 in the Avera Gregory Hospital.

* A memorial service for Daniel B. Wooters, 62, of Ainsworth, Jan. 5, in the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church with inurnment at a later date at the Broken Bow Township Cemetery. Dan Wooters died Jan. 1 in the Brown County Hospital. Survivors include wife Dawn Wooters of Ainsworth; children Angela Haskell and husband Scott of Ainsworth, Jennifer Kettleborough and husband Casey of Council Grove, Kan., and Bo Wooters and wife Jessica of Callaway; seven grandchildren; brother Tex Wooters and wife Ellie of Callaway; sisters Monetha Spellbrink and husband Larry of Grand Island, and Gaylene Bennett and husband Wayne of Fullerton; and nieces, nephews and other family members.

* A memorial service for Jack Bachelor, 66, of Valentine, Jan. 4 in the Valentine United Methodist Church with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Jack Bachelor died Dec. 24 in Omaha. Survivors include mother Edith Bachelor of Valentine; daughters Jodi Hanshew of Valentine, and Jill Anderson of Elm Creek; and son Aubrey Bachelor of Pleasant Dale.

* Funeral service for Max E. Hamik, 99, of Atkinson, Jan. 4, in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Atkinson with burial in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Max Hamik died Dec. 28 in the Atkinson Good Samaritan Center. Survivors include children Rick Hamik and wife Mary Beth of Lincoln, Gary Hamik and wife Cindy of Lincoln, Becky Watts and husband Gary of Iowa City, Iowa, Jeff Hamik and wife Carol of Atkinson, and Rol Hamik and wife Jill of Blue Springs, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

* Funeral service for Lyle David, 96, of Burwell formerly of Chambers, Jan. 3, in the Chambers United Methodist Church with burial in the Chambers Cemetery with military rites provided by the Chambers American Legion Post #320. Lyle David died Dec. 27 in the Burwell Community Memorial Health Center. Survivors include sons Billy David of Bassett, Tim David and wife Mary of Norfolk, and Terry David of Ainsworth; two granddaughters; two step-grandsons; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Doris David of Ord; brother-in-law Mike Vollbrecht and wife Mary of Arizona; and nieces and nephews. 

 

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