DEATH NOTICES
Published Thursday, September 18
Gary L. Lammers
Gary L. Lammers, 72, of Bladen, Nebraska, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at the Merten-Butler Mortuary Chapel in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Rev. Connie Karr officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery in Bladen, Nebraska. Visitation is 9 a.m. to time of service Friday. A memorial has been established to be designated at a later date. Casual attire is requested as that is what Gary would have wanted. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Glen O. Lamphiear
Hastings resident Glen O. Lamphiear, 89, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.

Published Wednesday, September 17
Ronald L. 'Ron' Aulner
Hastings resident Ronald “Ron” L. Aulner, 55, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Thursday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Leola B. McDowell
Hastings resident Leola B. McDowell 89, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings Village. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Marcus Mackay and Pastor Benjamin Siebert officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com Memorials may be given to the Peace Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.
Norma F. Blevins
Norma Fay Blevins of Hastings, NE, (formerly of Edgar), the daughter of Lee Edward and Mildred Mae (Miller) White, was born March 5, 1926, at Miller, NE. She departed this life on Monday, September 15, 2014, at the Hastings Good Samaritan Center, Perkins Pavilion in Hastings, Nebraska, at the age of 88 years. Funeral services are pending with the Williams Funeral Home of Edgar, NE; and private graveside services will be held with the immediate family only. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com.

Published Tuesday, September 16
Agnes C. Britten
Agnes C. Britten, 90, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at the Blue Hill Care Center, Blue Hill, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Merten-Butler Mortuary Chapel in Blue Hill, Nebraska, and Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Very Rev. James Schrader officiating. Private family burial will be in the Blue Hill Catholic Cemetery, Blue Hill, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. A memorial has been established to be designated at a later date. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald L. Aulner
Hastings resident Ronald L. Aulner, 55, died Monday, September 15, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.

Published Monday, September 15
Kimberly L. Branham-Beck Payne
Kimberly L. Branham-Beck Payne, 45, died September 12, 2014, surrounded by her family at home. Celebration of Life services were Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with Rev. Dan Davis officiating. Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Kim’s family requests donations be made to Mildred’s Angels and Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden, Nebraska.
Norma M. (Arterburn) Forst
Norma M. (Arterburn) Forst, 87, of Grand Island died on September 11, 2014, at Tiffany Square Care Center. Rosary and Mass of Christian burial were today at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill. The Very Reverend James Schrader officiated. Burial took place in Blue Hill Cemetery after the service. All Faiths Funeral Home was serving the family.
Betty L. Madden
Former Hastings resident Betty Lou Madden, 91, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at Tiffany Square Care Center, Grand Island, Nebraska. Rosary will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Father Patrick Barvick officiating. Visitation is 3-6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites by The United States Army at Fort Riley, Kansas, will be in Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas, at 10 a.m. Thursday with Father Joseph Popelka officiating. Memorials may be given to St. Michael’s Catholic Church or Hastings Catholic Schools Trust. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Leola B. McDowell
Hastings resident Leola B. McDowell, 89, died Monday, September 15, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.
Jim Rilling
Nelson resident Jim Rilling, 71, died Monday, September 15, 2015, in Superior. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Saturday, September 13
Betty L. Madden
Former Hastings resident Betty Lou Madden, 91, of Grand Island died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island. Rosary is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with Father Patrick Barvick officiating. Burial with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard at Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan, Kan., on Thursday. Visitation is 3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral Home. Memorials may be given to St. Michael’s Catholic Church or Hastings Catholic Schools Trust. Condolences may be sent to lbvfh.com
Norma M. (Arterburn) Forst
Grand Island resident Norma M. (Arterburn) Forst, 87, died Sept. 11, 2014, at Tiffany Square Care Home. Rosary is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill with Father James Schrader officiating. Mass of Christian burial is to follow at 11 a.m. Burial is at the Blue Hill Cemetery. All Faiths Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Sunday Sept. 14, 2014, at All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island.
Roy G. West
Deshler resident Roy G. West, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Hebron. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler. Burial is at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Deshler. Visitation is noon-8 p.m. Monday with family present 6-8 p.m. at Ahrendts Funeral Home in Deshler. Memorials may be given in care of the family.

Published Friday, September 12
Vera M. Hill
Vera Mae Hill, 86, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at her home.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2014, at Third City Christian Church with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation hours will be 5-7 Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. Memorials are suggested to Third City Christian Church, Autism Society of Nebraska Grand Island Chapter, Saint Francis Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published Wednesday, September 10
Verna J. 'Jean' Vrana
Hastings resident Jean Vrana, 81, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 2:30 p.m. Friday at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday with family present from 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family, to be split between cancer research and the Heartland Pet Connection. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Gladyce E. Kroll
Hastings resident Gladyce E. Kroll, 96, passed away, Monday, September 8, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings, NE. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com.

Published Tuesday, September 9
Rocella B. Stromer
Hastings resident Rocella Bertha Stromer, 88, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, west of Glenvil, Nebraska, with Pastor Renee Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, west of Glenvil, Nebraska. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Wednesday and 1-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to Nebraska Children’s Home in Omaha, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ila M. Seely
Ila M. Seely, age 82, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away September 6, 2014, at Risen Son Christian Village. Viewing and visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday with a funeral service to start at 1 p.m. at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home in Council Bluffs, IA. A luncheon will follow in the community room at Hoy-Kilnoski. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Glenn R. Mulholland
North Platte resident Glenn Roye Mulholland, 83, died Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Tiffany Square in Grand Island. Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in North Platte with Pastor Polly Deppen Williams officiating. Inurnment with Masonic Rites and full military honors will be 1:30 p.m. October 2, 2014, in Fort McPherson National Cemetery south of Maxwell. Cremation was chosen. Book signing is from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Odean Colonial Chapel in North Platte. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church.
Verna J. Vrana
Hastings resident Verna Jean Vrana, 81, died Monday, September 8, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
Laurie B. Holt
Laurie Beth Holt, 58, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Lutheran Church of the Master (West Campus) in Elkhorn. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Church of the Master (East Campus) in Omaha. Memorials may be directed to the family. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak & Cutler Mortuaries and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Gladyce E. Kroll
Hastings resident Gladyce E. Kroll, 97, died Monday, September 8, 2014, at Perkins Pavillion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings Village. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.

Published Monday, September 8
Inez R. Lierman
Hastings resident Inez R. Lierman, 90, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elwood Cemetery in Elwood, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at that church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Doris M. Arneson
Doris Mae Arneson, 73, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, died Friday, September 5, 2014, at Arbors Memory Care Facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. The rosary will be recited today at 7:30 at the Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud with Rev. Paul Frank officiating. Interment will be at the Red Cloud Cemetery. Visitation is today until 9 p.m. at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home and 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church. A memorial fund has been established by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Patricia L. Hutton
Red Cloud resident Patricia L. Hutton, 58, died Sunday, September 7, 2014, at her home in Red Cloud. Funeral services are pending with the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
James E. 'Jim' Johnson
Hastings resident James “Jim” E. Johnson, 62, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Laurie B. Holt
Laurie Beth Holt, 58, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Lutheran Church of the Master (West Campus) in Elkhorn. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Church of the Master (East Campus) in Omaha. Memorials may be directed to the family. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak & Cutler Mortuaries and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Rocella B. Stromer
Hastings resident Rocella Bertha Stromer, 88, died Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.

Published Saturday, September 6
Marie L. Sekora
Marie L. Sekora, 91, of Grand Island, NE, died Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, in Hastings, NE. Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island, NE. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski Jr. will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. be Sunday at Curran Funeral Chapel with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Gene H. Carlin
Gene H. Carlin, age 69, of Battle Creek, Iowa passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove, Iowa. The Reverend Chuck Brocka will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Maple Valley Post No. 364 of the American Legion both of Battle Creek, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on Monday at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com

Published Friday, September 5
Robert E. Stalnaker
Hastings resident Robert E. Stalnaker, 77, passed away, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, September 8th, 2014, at Apfel Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Military rites outside the chapel. There will be no visitation. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com Memorials may be given to the family.
Harriet M. Cacek
Harriet M. Cacek, the daughter of John and Cora (Mayborn) Wilms, was born December 23, 1922, at Hollenberg, Kansas. She departed this life on Sunday, August 31, 2014, in Superior, Nebraska, at the age of 91 years. Survivors include her husband, Don Cacek of Superior, NE; son Glenn C. Cacek of Lincoln, Nebraska; daughter Phyllis Jean Bodie of Miami, FL; three grandchildren, Aaron and wife Aigerim, Brook and Paige Bodie; one great-grandchild, Aiken Bodie; other relatives and a host of friends.
Wayne C. 'Tim' Curtis
Hastings resident Wayne “Tim” Clark Curtis, 72, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska, after a battle with CMML cancer, also known as leukemia. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Tuesday with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations in Block “O” at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with Pastor Mel Johnson officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Marie L. Sekora
Grand Island resident Marie L. Sekora, 91, died Thursday at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island, NE, with the Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Curran Funeral Chapel in Grand Island with a vigil service at 7 p.m.
Inez R. Lierman
Hastings resident Inez R. Lierman, 90, died Friday, September 5, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings, Nebraska.

Published Thursday, September 4
Jack E. Siel
Jack Everett Siel of Franklin, Nebraska, was born September 28, 1924 to Everett and Mabel (Schmitz) Siel in Riverton, Nebraska. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital at the age of 89 years, 11 months and 6 days.A celebration of life service for Jack Everett Siel will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Franklin, Nebraska, with Pastor Herman Keen officiating. Casket bearers will be: Zach Siel, Luke Siel, Matt Steinkruger, Shane Siel, Roxanne Siel, Jake Siel, Kassie Siel, David Steinkruger, Josh Siel, and Brigitte Siel. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin, Nebraska, with Military Honors by Riverton American Legion. The family suggests memorials to: First United Congregational Church of Christ, Franklin County Memorial Hospital or the Franklin Baseball Fields and programs, all of Franklin, Nebraska. Visitation is today until 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, Nebraska is in charge of service arrangements.
Leonard R. Goldenstein
Juniata resident Leonard Ray Goldenstein, 77, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska, from complications of a short battle with cancer. Memorial Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings with Pastor Cindy Karges. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family to be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Wayne C. 'Tim' Curtis
Hastings resident Wayne “Tim” Clark Curtis, 72, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska, after a battle with CMML cancer, also known as leukemia. Graveside services with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations are 3 p.m. Tuesday in Block “O” at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with Pastor Mel Johnson officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Harriet M. Cacek
Harriet M. Cacek, the daughter of John and Cora (Mayborn) Wilms, was born December 23, 1922, at Hollenberg, Kansas. She departed this life on Sunday August 31, 2014 in Superior, Nebraska at the age of 91 years.Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Superior, NE. Rev. Mark Diehl will be officiating. Burial will be held at the Odell Czech Cemetery at Odell, NE. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, Child Saving Institute or the Presbyterian Church of Superior. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com. Williams Funeral Home of Superior, NE is in charge of the arrangements.

Published Wednesday, September 3
Marie A. Timmerman
Hastings resident Marie Ann Timmerman, 83, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor John Whitsett officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today with family present from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
JoAnn Boudreau
Hastings resident JoAnn Boudreau, 78, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at her home. JoAnn’s wishes were to be cremated with no services or burial.
Leonard Goldenstein
Hastings resident Leonard Goldenstein, 77, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings with Pastor Cindy Karges officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Tuesday, September 2
Gary W. Isom, Susan G. Isom, Tiffany R. Isom
Hastings residents Gary W. Isom, 53, Susan G. Isom, 52, and Tiffany R. Isom, 26, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014, from an automobile accident in Clay County, Nebraska. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014, at North Shore Assembly of God Church in Hastings, Nebraska. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements. Condolences may be left at dewittfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established for the care and education of their minor son and brother, Justin Isom, who was also in the accident. Details will be announced shortly. In the meantime, contributions may be direct to family members.
Marie A. Timmerman
Hastings resident Marie Ann Timmerman, 83, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. John Whitsett officiating. Burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Earl M. Winslow
Northbranch, Kan., resident Earl M. Winslow, 82, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Mankato, Kan. Services were 10 a.m. today at Friends Church in Northbranch, Kan. Interment was at Northbranch Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud was in charge of arrangements. Memorial are suggested to Northbranch Friends Church or Solomon Valley Hospice. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com
Wuanetta M. Mullen
Lebanon, Kan., resident Wuanetta M. Mullen, 69, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.
Ashley V. Perez
Ashley Veronica Perez, age 11 of Hastings, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha after a long illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 4th, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Father Julius Tvrdy as celebrant. Cremation will follow the services with burial at a later date. Visitation will be held at the Apfel Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent at apfelfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be directed to the family in memory of Ashley.
Phillip J. McDonald
Phillip J. McDonald, age 35 of Hastings, passed away August 27, 2014, in St. Anthony, Idaho. Services were today at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Burial was at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery east of Lexington. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com and reynoldslovefuneralhome.com. A memorial has been established in his memory: Phillip J. McDonald, Five Points Bank, 2815 Osborne Drive West, Hastings, NE 68901. Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad and Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington were in charge of arrangements.

Published Saturday, August 30
William H. Leonhardt
Hastings resident William Herman Leonhardt, 87, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Services will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. at All Saints Chapel, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village with Pastor Randy Madison officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. There will be no visitation. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the family to be distributed to his favorite ministries.
Joyce E. Miller Aylward
Joyce Elaine Miller Aylward passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, in Overland Park, Kansas. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Garden Terrace of Overland Park, Kansas, or the Alzheimer’s Association. Private family condolences can be sent to www.kccremation.com
Phillip J. McDonald
Hastings resident Phillip J. McDonald, 35, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at St. Anthony, Idaho. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Burial is at St. Ann’s Cemetery east of Lexington. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Berryman Funeral Home in Cazad and Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to berrymanfuneralhome.com
Phyllis I. Hartman
Phyllis I. Hartman, 77, of Guide Rock, Nebraska, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud.
Larry E. Sturdevant
Larry Eugene Sturdevant of Cortez, Colorado, passed away on July 16, 2014, following a stroke. He was 66. A celebration of Larry Sturdevant’s life will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Cortez, CO, at 3:00 p.m. on October 3, 2014. Memorials may be given in his name to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church or to St. Columba Catholic School, Durango, or to your local homeless shelter.
Alice M. Wynn
Hastings resident Alice Mae Wynn, 89, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 9:30 a.m. and Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014; 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family or donor’s choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Friday, August 29
Rochelle S. Dixon-Jones
Hastings resident Rochelle S. Dixon-Jones, 42, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Greg Lindenberger officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Leroy R. Wall
Davenport resident Leroy Robertson Wall, 87, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Davenport with the Rev. Ron Shields officiating. Private family inurnment is at Edgar Cemetery in Edgar. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar is in charge of arrangements.
Alice M. Wynn
Hastings resident Alice Mae Wynn, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Thursday, August 28
George W. Wilkins
Denver, CO, resident George W. Wilkins, 57, passed away at his home in Denver on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at the Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center, NE, with Dan Buller officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family c/o Vicki Barnard, 9057 E. Mississippi Avenue, Apt. 1-105, Denver, CO 80247, to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com.
Phyllis I. Hartman
Guide Rock resident Phyllis I. Hartman, 77, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Chad Boggs officiating. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements. The family request no flowers. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com
Rochelle S. Dixon-Jones
Hastings resident Rochelle S. Dixon-Jones, 42, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Greg Lindenberger officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Clarence J "Clancy" Cooan
Superior resident Clarence J “Clancy” Cooan, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at his home in Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Superior with the Rev. Jon Albrecht and Rev. Patsy Busey officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior.
Leroy Robertson
Davenport resident Leroy Robertson, 87, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Davenport with the Rev. Ron Shields officiating. Private family inurnment is at Edgar Cemetery in Edgar. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar is in charge of arrangements.
Earl Winslow
Mankato, Kan., resident Earl Winslow, 82, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Mankato, Kan. Services are pending with Simonson Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
William Leonhardt
Hastings resident William Leonhardt, 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of arrangments.

Published Tuesday, August 26
Lucille L. Roby
Hastings resident Lucille L. Roby, 77, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, at her home. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 6-8 p.m and prior to service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to American Lung Association. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ronald G. Hager
Ronald G. Hager died Sunday, August 24, 2014.The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the West Center Chapel in Omaha. Celebration of life is 11 a.m. Thursday at the West Center Chapel. Private Interment at Forest Lawn. Memorials are suggested to Finding Life Church where Ron was an active member and attendee. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries in Omaha is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.heafeyheafey.com
Steven C. Adams
Hastings resident Steven C. Adams, 62, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his home. Memorial Services were today at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to Multiple Sclerosis or Breast Cancer Awareness. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Max L. Fierstein
Max Lee Fierstein, 87, Elk River, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, August 4, 2014. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Campbell Funeral Home in Campbell, Nebraska, with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating. Burial with Military Rites by Willie Fierstein Post #169, Campbell, Nebraska, will be in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Campbell, Nebraska. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Campbell Funeral Home, Campbell, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.

Published Monday, August 25
Jay C. 'Clarke' Bruce
The Lord brought Clarke into our lives on June 30, 1926. He called him home on August 23, 2014, to join his beloved wife, Locada “Katie” Johnson Bruce, son Jay Bruce, sister Virginia Duncan and parents Jay Bruce and Fern Hein and stepfather, Lewis Hein. And we cannot forget Turbo and Toby; they are waiting for him, also. Funeral services for Jay Clarke Bruce will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 28th, at the Juniata United Methodist Church with Reverend Dr. Lee Wigert officiating. Burial will be in the Juniata Cemetery with Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27th, at the Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings. Memorials may be given to the Juniata United Methodist Church or the Juniata American Legion Post #365 in his memory. Online condolences may be sent at apfelfuneralhome.com.
Lyle Loveless
Hebron resident Lyle Loveless, 97, died Thursday, August 21, 2014, in Hebron. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blue Valley Care Home Chapel in Hebron. Burial is at Bellwood Cemetery in Bellwood, Nebraska. Visitation is 10 a.m. to time of service Tuesday at the chapel. Price Funeral Home in Hebron is in charge of arrangements.
William Jorgensen, Jr.
William Jorgensen, Jr., 90 years of age from Minden, NE passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Kearney County Health Services-Hospital in Minden. Memorials can be made to Fredericksburg Lutheran Church, Lions Club International, or a donation of your choice. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fredericksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden. Burial will be later in the Fredericksburg Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden.
Harold A. 'Jack' Stewart
Harold A. “Jack” Stewart, 85, of Lincoln, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014, in Lincoln.A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Southern Heights Presbyterian Church (40th and old Cheney) with Rev. Leanne Masters officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to Team Jack Foundation Condolences may be left at www.bmlfh.com.
Marlita M. Burnham
Hastings resident Marlita Mae Burnham, 78, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Nebraska. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with family present from 5-7 p.m. and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church or Juniata Alumni Association. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Saturday, August 23
Robert 'Bob' S. North Adrian
Hastings resident Robert “Bob” S. North Adrian, 58, passed away at his home Tuesday, August 19, 2014. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hastings with Pastor Barry Rempp officiating. Following a luncheon at the church, inurnment will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements. Condolences may be left at dewittfuneral.com.
Steven C. Adams
Hastings resident, Steven C. Adams, 62, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his home. Memorial Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday and 1-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Multiple Sclerosis or Breast Cancer Awareness. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Friday, August 22
Richard F. Smith
Hastings resident Richard F. Smith, 94, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday with family present at 9:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dennis Powell
Dennis Powell, 70, of Ogallala died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.The family chose cremation. The Memorial Service will be live streamed at the Ogallala First United Methodist Church, (www.methodistchurchogallala.com) on Monday, August 25, at 12 p.m. (CST), with Rev. Chuck Rager officiating. A memorial has been established to the First United Methodist Church. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at drauckerfuneralhome.com. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
Robert S. 'Bob' Adrian
Hastings resident Robert “Bob” S. Adrian, 58, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his home. Memorial service are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hastings with Pastor Barry Rempp officiating. Inurnment will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements. Memorials may be given to his family or First Congregational United Church of Christ. Condolences can be left at dewittfuneral.com
Norma R. Ochsner
Sutton resident Norma Ruth Ochsner, 88, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, NE. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Sutton, NE, with Rev. Joe Vusich officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Monday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com
William D. 'Bill' Bergen
Sutton resident William D. “Bill” Bergen, 72 died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his home in Sutton, NE. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Federated Church in Sutton, NE with Rev. Harry Cross officiating. Book signing is 4-8 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com

Published Thursday, August 21
Johnnie 'J.T.' Tobiassen
Franklin resident Johnnie “J.T.” Tobiassen, 61, died August 18, 2014, at the farm south of Macon. A Celebration of Life service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Macon with Pastors Baron and Nancy Cole officiating. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin. The family suggests memorials in honor of Johnnie “J.T.” Tobiassen to be named at a later date.
Steven C. Adams
Hastings resident Steven C. Adams, 62, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his home. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Friday and 1-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Multiple Sclerosis or Breast Cancer Awareness. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Richard H. 'Dick' Hill
Richard H. “Dick” Hill, 84, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, August 25, at 10 a.m. at All Saints Chapel, Good Samaritan Village in Hastings with Pastor Dale Phillips officiating.

Published Wednesday, August 20
Harriett L. Smith
Hastings resident Harriett L. Smith, 78, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her home. Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings with Rev. Cindy Karges officiating. Graveside Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale, Nebraska, with Harriett’s brother-in-law Don Wood CLS officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church or Meals on Wheels program both in Hastings, Nebraska. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Joan J. Colwell
Longtime resident of Harvard, Joan June Colwell, passed away on August 18, 2014, at the age of 83. Her children were blessed to have been spending the weekend with her at the time of her passing. Services for Joan will be held at the United Church of Christ in Harvard, NE, on Friday, August 22, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard, NE, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Harvard Cemetery in Harvard, NE. Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard is helping the family with arrangements.
Nicole Stroud
Heather Nicole Stroud, 25, of Clarks, Nebraska, died Monday, August 18, 2014, at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Pastor James Parker officiating. Burial will be in the Central City Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Vicki L. Doyen
Vicki L. Doyen, 62, of rural St. Libory died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at her home. Vicki’s request was to be cremated and inurnment will be held at a later date in California.Condolences for Vicki’s family may be left at www.jacobsengreenway.com.
Steven C. Adams
Hastings resident, Steven C. Adams, 62, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
Robert 'Bob' Adrian
Hastings resident Robert “Bob” Adrian, 58, passed Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings.

Published Tuesday, August 19
Sherry M. (Royle) Johnson
Hastings resident Sherry Mae (Royle) Johnson, age 62, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at North Shore Assembly of God Church with Pastor Mel Johnson officiating at 100 W. 33rd St., Hastings, NE. There will be no viewing or visitation due to Sherry’s wishes for cremation. There will be a luncheon immediately following the memorial service. Memorials may be given to the family with a charity to be named at a later date.
Daniel A. McMillen
Daniel A. McMillen, 53, of Inavale, Nebraska, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at his home in Inavale. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Interment will be at the Guide Rock Cemetery. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to time of service Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Patrick V. 'Pat' O'Flannagan
Hastings resident Patrick “Pat” V. O’Flannagan, 66, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at his home due to a short battle with cancer. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery in Ayr, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today with family present 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Joan Colwell
Harvard resident Joan Colwell died Monday, August 18, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are pending with Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard.

Published Monday, August 18
Louis E. 'Bob' Graham
Louis E. “Bob” Graham, 92, of Grand Island died Sunday, August 17, 2014. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Evangelical Free Church in Grand Island. Reverend Gary Schulte will officiate. Burial will be in Hastings at Parkview Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army and the Grand Island Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Carol A. (Loskill) Smith
Carol Ann (Loskill) Smith, 79, of Grand Island died, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Edgewood Vista Memory Care in Grand Island, NE. Mass of Christian Burial was today at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Reverend Richard Piontkowski officiated. Burial was at Westlawn Memorial Park. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Patrick V. 'Pat' O'Flannagan
Hastings resident, Patrick “Pat” V. O’Flannagan, 66, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be at Blue Valley Cemetery in Ayr, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Tuesday with family present 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Saturday, August 16
Betty L. Black
Hastings resident, Betty L. Black, 91, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Tuesday, August 19, 2014; 2:00 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Robert S. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 19, 2014; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hastings. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Harriett L. Smith
Hastings resident, Harriett L. Smith, 78, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at her home. Services will be Friday, 1 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings with Rev. Cindy Karges officiating. Graveside services will be Saturday 1 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale, with Harriett’s brother-in-law Don Wood CLS officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church or Meals on Wheels program both in Hastings. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Jerald Ackerman
Sutton resident Jerald Ackerman, 78, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hope Reformed Church in Sutton with the Rev. Darrell Kingswood officiating. Burial is at Sutton Cemetery. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated later. Condolences may be sent to www.suttonmemorial.com
Sherry M. Johnson
Hastings resident Sherry M. Johnson, 62, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at UNMC Hospital in Omaha. Memorial service will be Thursday at North Shore Church in Hastings.

Published Friday, August 15
Norma J. Parnell
Norma “Jane” Parnell, 87, a lifelong resident of the Hastings-Harvard area, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, NE. Services will be Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings, with Rev. Paul Dunbar of Faith Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Hastings, NE. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 15th, 2014, with the family present from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials may be given to the family; a memorial will be established in Jane’s name.
Darrell D. Parker
Darrell D. Parker age 56 of Fairbury, went to meet the Lord on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. He was born October 20, 1957, to Clarence and Maudie Parker in Alliance, Nebraska.Services will be Monday, August 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Four Square Church in Fairbury, Nebraska. The family will greet friends Sunday, August 17th, from 6-8 p.m. at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.
Mike Aspen
Mike Aspen, 66, of Omaha passed away at his home August 7th, 2014, after a long battle with ALS. A Celebration of Life for Mike will be at Schmidley’s at 4700 N 120th St. at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Visitation with service to follow. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the ALS Foundation at the ALS Association Keith Worthington Chapter, 10730 Pacific St. Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68114.

Published Thursday, August 14
Norma J. Parnell
Harvard resident Norma J. Parnell, 87, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Services are pending with the Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.
Wendell Wallin
Hastings resident Wendell Wallin, 71, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Juniata, Nebraska, with Pastor Greg Volzke officiating. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery, rural Juniata, Nebraska. Visitation will be Friday, August 15, 2014, 1-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to Eagles Aerie #592 for Diabetes Research. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Lois J. Houp
Hastings resident Lois Jean Houp, 83, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village. Memorial service will be Friday, August 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Greg Volzke officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at a later date in the Concordia Cemetery, Juniata. Apfel Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to the Christ Lutheran Church in Juniata, NE.
Mike Aspen
Mike Aspen, 66, of Omaha passed away at his home August 7, 2014, after a long battle with ALS. A Celebration of Life will be at Schmidley's, 4700 N 120th St, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Visitation with service to follow. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the ALS Foundation at the ALS Association Keith Worthington Chapter, 10730 Pacific St. Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68114.
JoAnn V. Beach
Roseland resident JoAnn V. Beach, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with Father Thomas Brouillette officiating. Burial is at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Roseland. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Thursday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings, 5:30 p.m. until Rosary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland Friday and 1 hour prior to service Saturday at the church. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Ruth E. Guevara Triana
Harvard resident Ruth Elizabeth Guevara Triana, 43, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014, in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014, at the United Methodist Church of Harvard. Burial will be at the Harvard Cemetery. Viewing will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the Alberding Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard. Alberding Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Published Wednesday, August 13
Mary A. Hawthorne
Hastings resident Mary Alice Hawthorne, 84, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 11 a.m at All Saints Chapel-Good Samaritan Village in Hastings, NE, with Reverend Jacob Gerber and Reverend Anthony Gerber officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to AseraCare Hospice of Grand Island. Visitation is Friday, August 15, 2014, from 4-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Dorothy Moore
Former Hastings resident Dorothy Moore, 93, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Scottsdale, Arizona. Graveside Services will be Friday, August 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Rathod officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her favorite charity, ASPCA, or a charity of your choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Melva Kussman
Hardy resident Melva Kussman, 90, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. David Watters officiating. Burial is at Olive Hill Cemetery in rural Jewell County, Kan. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials will be established and may be given in care of the family.
Lois Houp
Hastings resident Lois Houp, 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion) Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.
Lana (Johnson) Nickel
Lana (Johnson) Nickel of Champaign, Ill., died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Parish at 1303 Lincolnshire Drive in Champaign, Illinois, with Father Robert Rayson officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Videos, photos, and memories of her can be shared at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
JoAnn V. Beach
Roseland resident JoAnn V. Beach, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with Father Thomas Brouillette officiating. Burial is at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Roseland. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Thursday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings, 5:30 p.m. until Rosary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland Friday and 1 hour prior to service Saturday at the church. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Ruth Elizabeth Guevara Triana
Harvard resident Ruth Elizabeth Guevara Triana, 43, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Omaha. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church of Harvard in Harvard. Burial is at Harvard Cemetery in Harvard. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard.

Published Monday, August 11
Glenn G. Henkel
Glenn Gordon Henkel was born July 28, 1926, to Helen (Endorf) and Rudolph Henkel at Campbell, Nebraska. He departed this life on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion in Hastings, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., August 14, 2014, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings with Rev. Paul Warneke officiating. Interment will be at 1:45 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Campbell, Nebraska. Visitation will be held 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud, and 8:00 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Zion Lutheran School or the Lutheran Hour Broadcast. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Gerald B. 'Bob' Branting
Hastings resident Gerald B. "Bob" Branting, 88, died Friday, August 8, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, Adams County Burial Detail or Pediatric Brain Cancer Research. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Gerald R. Holcomb
Dr. Gerald R. Holcomb, 82, passed away on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, at Charter House in Rochester, Minnesota. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, MN, on Friday, August 15th, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a luncheon at the church. The family would welcome donations in Jerry's memory to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (www.michaeljfox.org), or Hastings College (www.hastings.edu). Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901 www.ranfranzandvinefh
Melva Kussman
Hardy resident Melva Kussman, 90, died Sunday, August 10, 2014, in Superior. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Saturday, August 9
Gerald B. 'Bob' Branting
Hastings resident Gerald B. “Bob” Branting, 88, died Friday, August 8, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church in Hastings, Veterans Organizations Military Honor Team or Pediatric Brain Cancer Research. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent www.lbvfh.com Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Friday, August 8
Eleanor 'Ellie' Marian Akins
Eleanor “Ellie” Marian Akins, passed away peacefully at home with her children and lifelong friend Sue Flanders at her bedside on Monday, August 4, 2014. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ellie will be held at 11 a.m. at the Tempe First United Methodist Church, 215 E. University Dr. in Tempe, AZ on Saturday, August 16, 2014 with reception to follow in Ross Hall - all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made, in her honor, to: Tempe First United Methodist Church and UMOM.
Edward E. 'Ed' Cassel
Hastings resident, Edward E. “Ed” Cassel, 64, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with family present from 5-7 p.m., and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Michael J. Lepant
Michael J. Lepant, 54 of Hastings died Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. There will be a Catholic Rosary recited at 10 a.m. Saturday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Donald Buhrman will celebrate the mass. Burial of ashes will be at 2 p.m. in the All Saints Catholic Cemetery at Columbus. The family will be greeting friends from 9:30-10 a.m. at the church.
Daniie D. Dey
Superior resident Dannie D. Dey, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Centennial Lutheran Church in Superior with the Rev. Brian Earl officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. A memorial has been established and may go in care of the family.

Published Thursday, August 7
Evelyn I. Anderson Dolan
Evelyn I. Anderson Dolan, 89, of Grand Island completed her Heavenly journey, surrounded by her family on Monday, August 4, 2014, at Tiffany Square. Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Rev. Thomas A. Ryan and Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski Jr. will concelebrate. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Birdeen M. Grote
Birdeen Marie Strauss Grote, 82, of Harvard passed away Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Rosary will be held 7 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Harvard with Mass of the Resurrection services being held at 10:30 a.m. on August 9th at the church. Father Julius Tvrdy will officiate the services. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Friday at the Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard. Burial will be in the Harvard Cemetery in Harvard, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Harvard Rest Haven, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Harvard Fire and Rescue, or the VFW ladies auxiliary. Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard is helping the family with arrangements.
Jared R. Morehead
Hastings resident, Jared R. Morehead, 25, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Butler Volland Funeral Home, and one hour prior to rosary and Mass at the church. Memorials may be given to family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Adeline Bauman
Juniata resident Adeline Bauman, 78, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Memorial Community Care in Aurora, Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Friday, at Juniata United Methodist Church in Juniata. A lunch will follow at the church. Burial of cremains will be at Juniata Cemetery following the luncheon.
Dannie D. Dey
Superior resident Dannie D. Dey, 71, died Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Superior. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Joyce E. Weyenberg
Hastings resident, Joyce E. Weyenberg, 81, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at All Saints Chapel-Good Samaritan Village in Hastings with Pastor Charles D. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Glenvil Cemetery, Glenvil, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Society Hastings Village, Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at All Saints Chapel. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Coleen A. "Adele" Jenkins
Juniata resident, Coleen A. “Adele” Jenkins, 75, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Greg Volzke officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Friday with family present from 6-7 p.m., and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Christ Lutheran Church, rural Juniata, Nebraska. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Wednesday, August 6
Joyce E. Weyenberg
Hastings resident Joyce E. Weyenberg, 81, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at All Saints Chapel-Good Samaritan Village in Hastings with Pastor Charles D. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Glenvil Cemetery, Glenvil, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Society Hastings Village in Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at All Saints Chapel. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family
Birdeen M. Grote
Harvard resident Birdeen M. Grote, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Services are pending with Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard.

Published Tuesday, August 5
Harry D. Wilson
Former Hastings resident Leland Frank Nordstrom, 67, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home on Wednesday. Memorials may be given to the Leland F. Nordstrom Memorial Fund for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Phyllis I. Hartman
Topeka, Kan., resident Dorothy “Gene” Smith, 96, formerly of Webber, Kan., died Friday, August 1, 2014, in Topeka. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Webber Cemetery in Webber, Kan., with David Johnson officiating. Memorials may be given to Grace Community Evangelical Free Church. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Monday, August 4
Harry D. Wilson
Inland resident Harry D. Wilson, 83, died Friday, August 1, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Trumbull Community Center, Trumbull, NE, with Pastor Travis King officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull, NE. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today and 1-8 p.m. Tuesday with family present 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the Trumbull Community Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to donor’s choice or to the family for a possible scholarship. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Phyllis I. Hartman
Phyllis Irene Hartman, 77, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date with the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Douglas G. Cook
Douglas G. Cook, 60, Lincoln passed away August 1, 2014. He was born December 12, 1953, to Burton and Colleen Cook. Services will be Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 11 a.m., Hickman Presbyterian Church, 300 East 3rd Street, Hickman, NE 68372. Memorials in care of the family. Condolences may be left at www.lincolnfh.com
David L. Reed
Nelson resident David Lee Reed, 74, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Nelson. Services were today at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with the Rev. Caroline Vickery officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson was in charge of arrangements.
Leland Nordstrom
Former Hastings resident Leland Nordstrom, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Omaha. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Saturday, August 2
Agnes Graham
Agnes Graham, 100, of Loveland, CO, passed away on July 31, 2014.Funeral service will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Interment, Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, c/o Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave, Loveland CO 80537.
Gary O'Donnell
Former Trumbull resident Gary O’Donnell, age 62, died July 29, 2014, at his residence in Aurora, Colorado. Memorial Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, Hastings with Rev. Cindy Karges to officiate. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Gary. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Mildred 'Millie' Fischer
Ong resident Mildred “Millie” Fischer, 90, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Shickley with Pastor James Moll. Burial is at the Ong Cemetery in Ong, Nebraska. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Monday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to www.farmerandsonfuneralhome.com
Theodore P. 'Ted' Hoelck
(Ted) Theodore P. Hoelck, of Grand Island died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. Father James C. Schmitt and Father Donald Buhrman will celebrate the Mass. Private family burial will be prior to the service. Military honors will be rendered following the Mass at the church. There will be no visitation. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Harry Wilson
Inland resident Harry Wilson, 83, died Friday, August 1, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Friday, August 1
Eugene R. 'Gene' Blum
Hastings resident, Eugene “Gene” R. Blum, 85, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Zach Brueningsen officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Nebraska Lions Eye Bank. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Thursday, July 31
Leahdele L. Cassel
Hastings resident Leahdele L. Cassel, 90, passed away, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is serving the family.
Donna E. Brunswig
Hastings resident Donna Elaine Brunswig, 83, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at her home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Robert Smith officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to donor’s choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Marilyn A. Sampson
Clay Center resident Marilyn A. Sampson died June 24, 2014. Memorial service is 10:30 a.m., August 9, at the Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center. Memorials may be given to the Worthington Christian Village Benevolence Fund, Nebraska Christian College or the Clay Center Christian Church building fund.
Eugene R. 'Gene' Blum
Hastings resident Eugene “Gene” R. Blum, 85, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.

Published Friday, August 1
Eugene R. 'Gene' Blum
Hastings resident, Eugene “Gene” R. Blum, 85, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Zach Brueningsen officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Nebraska Lions Eye Bank. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Thursday, July 31
Leahdele L. Cassel
Hastings resident Leahdele L. Cassel, 90, passed away, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is serving the family.
Donna E. Brunswig
Hastings resident Donna Elaine Brunswig, 83, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at her home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Robert Smith officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to donor’s choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Marilyn A. Sampson
Clay Center resident Marilyn A. Sampson died June 24, 2014. Memorial service is 10:30 a.m., August 9, at the Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center. Memorials may be given to the Worthington Christian Village Benevolence Fund, Nebraska Christian College or the Clay Center Christian Church building fund.
Eugene R. 'Gene' Blum
Hastings resident Eugene “Gene” R. Blum, 85, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.

Published Wednesday, July 30
William J. Hubl
Bill passed from this life on July 19, 2014, at the age of 68 years, 5 months, and 19 days at the Brown County Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Gerardine D. (Brown) Johns
Hastings resident Joy L. Wolfe, 77, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene in Hastings, with Pastor John Whitsett officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Morrison Cancer Center, 815 North Kansas Avenue, Hastings, Nebraska 68901. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
N. Jean Mankhey
Hastings resident Leahdele E. Cassel, 90, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Health Care in Hastings. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.
Harriett L. Smith
Hastings resident Donna E. Brunswig, 83, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at her home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.

Published Tuesday, July 29
William J. Hubl
Hastings resident William J. Hubl, 83, formerly of Lawrence, Nebraska, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence, Nebraska, with Father Thomas Bush officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Lawrence, Nebraska. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Visitation Chapel in Lawrence, Nebraska. Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Renovation Fund, Lawrence Community Foundation or Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department and EMTs. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Gerardine D. (Brown) Johns
Gerardine Dorothy (Brown) Johns died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial will be in the Juniata Cemetery in Juniata, Nebraska. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Juniata Cemetery Association.
N. Jean Mankhey
Franklin resident N. Jean Mankhey, 84, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Franklin United Methodist Church in Franklin with Pastor Roger Frederick officiating. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin. Memorials may be given to the church. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Hutchins Funeral home in Franklin. Condolences may be sent to www.hutchinsfh.com
Harriett L. Smith
Hastings resident Harriett L. Smith, 78, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her home. Services will be held at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska is serving the family.

Published Monday, July 27
LaRue I. Rader
Trumbull resident LaRue Ivor Rader, 84, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trumbull United Methodist Church in Trumbull with Rev. Kelly Karges officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Trumbull, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the Trumbull Community Foundation. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Butler Volland chapel in Hastings. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Private condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dean R. Mosier
Hastings resident Dean Ray Mosier, 63, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Rochester, Minnesota. Graveside Services for family and friends will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview Cemetery. Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings, Nebraska, with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society or Faith Lutheran Church. Private family condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Burnell H. Kottwitz
Burnell H. Kottwitz, 86, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Hill Cemetery, Blue Hill, Nebraska. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Merten-Butler Mortuary and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials can be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Gladys M. Lampmann
Gladys M. Lampmann, 96, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill, Nebraska. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Pastor Dan Albers officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill, Nebraska. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Merten-Butler Mortuary and one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the Blue Hill United Methodist Church. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
William J. Hubl
William J. Hubl, 83, formerly of Lawrence, Nebraska, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill.
Phyllis I. Hartman
Phyllis I. Hartman, 77, of Guide Rock, Nebraska, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Funeral services are pending with the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
Gerardine D. Johns
Hastings resident Gerardine Dorothy Johns, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.

Published Saturday, July 26
Raymond D. 'Bud' Owens
Raymond D. “Bud” Owens, 88, of Arcadia, NE, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City with Father Martin Egging officiating. Burial will be at the Arcadia City Cemetery in Arcadia, NE, with military honors by the Arcadia American Legion Post #251. Visitation will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with a Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday also at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Arcadia American Legion Post #251. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements. You can sign Bud’s guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc.com
Steven D. Spilinek
Hastings resident Steven Dale Spilinek, 59, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his parents’ home in Hastings, Nebraska, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Services with Masonic memorial tribute will be 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Rathod and Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Sunday with family present from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to the Boxcar Youth Theater Company or Steven D. Spilinek Memorial Fund. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Donna J. Martin
Former Stratton resident Donna Jean Martin, 85, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church of Stratton, Nebraska, with Pastor Sheila Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Stratton, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to Little House Museum. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Benkelman Memorial Chapel in Benkelman is serving the family.
Dean Mosier
Hastings resident Dean Mosier, 63, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Rochester, Minnesota. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
Richard E. Rose
Ayr resident Richard Edgar Rose, 76, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. There will be no services or burial held. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the family. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Sharon R. Goehring
Hastings resident Sharon Rose Goehring, 81, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Alegent Creighton Health/ Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Requiem Eucharist will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings with The Very Rev. Dean Catherine F. Scott officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Sunday and 1-8 p.m. Monday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society or SASA. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Friday, July 25
Donna Kershner
Donna Kershner, 81, of David City, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at David Place in David City. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Kracl Funeral Chapel in David City, Nebraska, with the Rev. Mark Schutt officiating. Lunch will follow immediately after the service at the United Methodist Church basement. Memorials may be given to the family. It was Donna’s wishes to donate her body to the Nebraska State Anatomical Board. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.revbluejeans.com
Sharon R. Goehring
Hastings resident Sharon Rose Goehring, 81, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Alegent Creighton Health/ Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Requiem Eucharist will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings, Nebraska, with The Very Rev. Dean Catherine F. Scott officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Sunday, and 1-8 p.m. Monday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society or SASA. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Steven D. Spilinek
Hastings resident Steven D. Spilinek died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his parents’ home in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Rathod and Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to the Boxcar Youth Theater Company or Steven D. Spilinek Memorial Fund. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Edward Consbruck
Former Hastings resident Edward Consbruck, 76, died Monday, July 21, 2014, in Norton, KS. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Almena, KS. Memorials may be given to the Edward Consbruck Memorial Fund. Condolences may be sent to www.enfieldfh.com. Enfield Funeral Home in Norton, KS, is in charge of arrangements.

Published Thursday, July 24
Jerry E. Martin
Noreen (Kyle) Kent, age 73 of Lincoln, formerly of Hastings passed away July 22, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln. Private family visitation. Family and friends will gather at Wyuka Funeral Home prior to 1:50 p.m. Memorials may be given to the family for a later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.wyuka.com
Betty V. Allsman
Superior resident Richard ‘Dick’ Edward Fish , 73, died Wednesday July 23, 2014, in Superior. Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Superior with Rev. Brad Zitek. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Superior. Burial with full military honors at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 11-4 p.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the family.

Published Wednesday, July 23
Jerry E. Martin
Hastings resident Wallace Glen Jorgenson, 70, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services with Masonic memorial tribute will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Hastings, Nebraska, with Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Rathod officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, Mary Lanning Hospice, Rite Care Clinic, Overland Trails Council, and Boy Scouts of America. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Betty V. Allsman
Hastings resident David A. Chaney, 62, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home. Memorial services are Friday, July 25, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Livingston-Butler-Volland Chapel in Hastings with Marc Rowan officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in serving the family.
Wallace G. Jorgenson
Superior resident Richard E. “Dick” Fish, 73, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Superior. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Tuesday, July 22
Jerry E. Martin
Jerry Eugene Martin went to heaven to be with his Savior on July 12, 2014, after living with cancer for four years. A memorial service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 837 Chestnut, Hastings, Nebraska, at 7 pm. Saturday evening, July 26, 2014, with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to Heifer International (http://www.heifer.org/) or to a charity of your choice. The Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Betty V. Allsman
Former area resident Betty V. Allsman, 90, died Monday, May 19, 2014, in Bolivar, Missouri. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Chester, Nebraska, with Pastor Mark Baldwin officiating. Inurnment will be at the Chester Cemetery. The Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Wallace G. Jorgenson
Hastings resident Wallace Glen Jorgenson, 70, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services with Masonic memorial tribute will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Hastings, Nebraska, with Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Rathod officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, Mary Lanning Hospice, Rite Care Clinic, Overland Trails Council, and Boy Scouts of America. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Monday, July 21
Doris R. L'Heureux Brouillette
 Hastings resident Doris R. L’Heureux Brouillette, 93, passed to eternal life July 19, 2014, in Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary is Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Brouillette and Fr. Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 22, 2014, from 1-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be given to Hastings Catholic Schools Trust or to St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. Private condolences may be sent at lbvfh.com Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home and Cremation Center is serving the family.
Donna (Kimle) Wilson
Donna (Kimle) Wilson, age 73 of Hastings, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kenesaw with Reverend Paul Duffy officiating. Burial will be in the Kenesaw Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at the Apfel Funeral Home in Kenesaw with the family present from 7-8 p.m. A memorial has been established in Donna’s memory to the Nebraska Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be sent at apfelfuneralhome.com.
Jesus M. Rodela-Anzua
Jesus Manuel Rodela Arzua, age 36 of Hastings, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney as the result of injuries sustained in a construction accident in Phelps County.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23rd, at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Jose Cabrera officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at apfelfuneralhome.com.
Marcia K. (Virgin) Williams
Hebron resident Marcia Kay (Virgin) Williams, 73, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Lincoln. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron. Burial is at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hebron. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Price Funeral Home in Hebron with family present from 6-8 p.m.
Wallace 'Glen' Jorgenson
Hastings resident Wallace “Glen” Jorgenson, 70, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
David A. Chaney
Hastings resident David A. Chaney, 62, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Saturday, July 19
Cora Elizabeth Burk
Cora Elizabeth Burk was born March 4, 2014, and left us on July 16, 2014, at four months old.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Bradshaw United Methodist Church in Bradshaw, NE, with the Reverend Mary Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Arborville Cemetery, Polk, NE. No visitation. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.metzmortuary.com. Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements.
Alden A. Jorgensen
Alden Anton Jorgensen, 93 years of age from Minden, died on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Kearney County Health Services-Hospital in Minden. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Fredericksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden with Reverends Baron and Nancy Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the Minden American Legion and the Heartwell VFW. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Monday from 5-7 p.m. with the family present from 5-6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Fredericksburg Lutheran Church.
Jesus M. Rodela-Anzua
Hastings resident Jesus Manuel Rodela-Anzua, 38, died Thursday, July 17, 2014. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.
Donna (Kinle) Wilson
Hastings resident Donna (Kinle) Wilson, 73, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Kenesaw.
Katherine A. O'Donnell
Hastings resident Katherine Ann O’Donnell, 90, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Monday with family present at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Arlene Stenson
Scandia, Kan., resident Jane Arlene Stenson, 86, formerly of Courtland, Kansas, died Thursday, July 17, 2014. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Breen Marie Sipes officiating. Burial is at Rosemound Cemetery in Hardy. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be given to Repulican County Library in St. Velleville, Kansas.

Published Friday, July 18
Ramon 'Ray' Kohl
Ramon “Ray” Kohl, 83, of Marion, Iowa, died while residing at Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion. Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Marion will hold visitation today from 4 to 7 p.m. and the service on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Manchester Fish Hatchery to the “Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund.” Please sign the online guestbook for Ray at www.murdoch funeralhome.com under obituaries.
Hubert P. Schroer
Hubert P. Schroer, 90, of Lawrence, Nebraska, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be Sunday, July 20, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, and Mass will be Monday, July 21, 2014, 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lawrence, Nebraska, with Father Brad Zitek officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery, Lawrence, Nebraska. Visitation will be Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 3:00-9:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Visitation Chapel, Lawrence, Nebraska. A memorial has been established to be designated at a later date. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Pearl Matthews
Pearl Matthews, 88, formerly of Blue Hill passed away in May 11, 2014, in Des Moines IA. Graveside memorial services will be held at the Blue Hill Cemetery on August 2nd at 10:30 a.m. Pearl was born on May 18, 1925. She was the daughter of Ethel Reguera Jarvis and Galan Reguera. She married Virgil Matthews on Jan. 31, 1944. Pearl worked for many years at the Hastings Regional Center.
Arlene Stenson
Scandia, Kansas resident Arlene Stenson, 86, formerly of Red Cloud died July 17, 2014, in Belleville, Kansas. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Thursday, July 17
Cora Elizabeth Burk
Services are pending for Cora Elizabeth Burk, 4 months, of Hastings who died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Survivors include her parents, Tim and Shay Burk of Hastings; and twin sister, Annabeth. Metz Mortuary of York is handling arrangements.
Rex Brahmsteadt
Hastings resident, Rex Brahmsteadt, 49, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at his home. Private family burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
Kathleen A. Hartley
Hastings resident Kathleen Audrey Hartley, 89, passed away Tuesday, July, 15, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society Perkins Pavilion. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at The All Saints Chapel at the Good Samaritan Society in Hastings. Inurnment will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Greeley Cemetery in Greeley, Nebraska. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings, Nebraska, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Hastings Symphony Orchestra or the Hastings Community Theater. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com

Published Wednesday, July 16
Hubert P. Schroer
Lawrence resident Hubert P. Schroer, 90, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill.
Kathleen Hartley
Hastings resident Kathleen Hartley, 89, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings.
Evelyne H. Gartner
Evelyne H. Gartner, 91, of Edgar, formerly of Hastings, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Rose Brook Care Center, Edgar, Nebraska. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings, NE. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Grand Island City Cemetery in Grand Island, Nebraska. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Friday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
L. Ardyce McKinney
L. Ardyce McKinney, 88, of Rosemont, Nebraska, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary Chapel in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Pastor Breen Sipes officiating. Private family burial will be at the Blue Hill Cemetery, Blue Hill, Nebraska. There will no viewing or visitation as her wishes were to be cremated. Memorials can be directed to Blue Hill Community Foundation, P.O. Box 65, Blue Hill, Nebraska, 68930. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.


Published Tuesday, July 15
Bobbie G. Mihm
Bobbie Gene Mihm of Aurora, Nebraska, formerly of rural Clay Center, Nebraska, age 89, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Community Care in Aurora, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Clay Center. Pastor Cathyann Colson will be officiating the services. Military graveside services will follow the funeral in the Clay Center Cemetery. Clay Center American Legion Post 87 will perform the rites. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., with family present from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center.
Cynthia L. Kohmetscher
Cynthia L. Kohmetscher, age 59, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away July 10, 2014, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.A Rosary was held on Monday, July 14, at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, July 15, 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in McCook with Father Gary Brethour officiating. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery, also located in McCook. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 East F St. McCook, NE 69001 or AEVPA Fox Theatre, 412 Norris Ave, McCook, NE 69001. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements. Please visit our website at www.carpenterbreland.com to leave your message of condolences for the family.
David A. 'Dave' Einspahr
Hastings resident David “Dave” A. Einspahr, 44, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at his home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. in Wanda Cemetery, rural Juniata. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with family present from 4-6 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be given to the David A. Einspahr Memorial Fund. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Eugene 'John' Monie
Hastings resident Eugene “John” Monie, 76, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Graveside Services will be 11:30 a.m. August 31, 2014, at Greenwood Cemetery, Franklin, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Estefany Perez
Roseland resident Estefany Perez, 21, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Hastings, NE. Mass of Christian burial was Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings, NE. Rosary was Monday, July 14, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland, NE. There was no visitation. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to www.afelfuneralhome. com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.


Published Monday, July 14
David A. 'Dave' Einspahr
Hastings resident David “Dave” A. Einspahr, 44, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. in Wanda Cemetery, rural Juniata. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with family present from 4-6 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be given to the David A. Einspahr Memorial Fund. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Estefany Perez
Roseland resident Estefany Perez, 21, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Hastings. Rosary is 7 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland. Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings. There will be no visitation. Condolences may be sent to apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eugene 'John' Monie
Hastings resident Eugene “John” Monie, 76, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings, Nebraska.
Ardyce L. McKinney
Rosemont resident Ardyce L. McKinney, 88, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior. Services are pending with Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill.
Evelyne H. Gartner
Hastings resident Evelyne H. Gartner, 91, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Rose Brook Care Center in Edgar, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings, Nebraska.


Published Friday, July 11
Wayne Wilton
Former Superior resident Wayne Wilton, 76, of Broken Bow died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Broken Bow. A graveside service is 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior with the Rev. Mark Diehl officiating. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Memiorials are in care of the family.


Published Thursday, July 10
Mildred M. South
Mildred Maxine South was born on August 4, 1927, in Blue Hill, Nebraska, to Otto and Nettie (Lohrenz) Madsen. She passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at her home in Hastings. Her memorial service will be Friday, July 11, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Second Presbyterian Church in Hastings, Nebraska. Rev. Dr. David McCarthy will be officiating. There is no visitation.
Neal T. Brickner Sr.
Neal T. Brickner Sr., 54, of Wilber, NE, passed away July 8, 2014. He was born January 8, 1960, in Kearney, NE, to John W. and Josephine A. (Miller) Brickner. He was a 1978 graduate of Hastings High School. Neal moved to Norman, OK, where he raised his family. He later moved back to Nebraska in order to be closer to family as well. Neal is survived by his 3 children, Neal Brickner Jr., Ryan Brickner and Erica (Danny) Cervantes; parents, John and Jo Brickner; grandchildren, Debric, Jordan and Dominic; sister, Janet Burger; brothers, Chris (Kelly) Brickner and Wes Brickner; nieces and nephew. Cremation, no viewing per Neal’s wishes. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wilber, NE. Father Craig Doty will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials to Child Fund International. Condolences may be left online at kunclfh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Kuncl Funeral Home in Wilber.
Vera Dye
Superior resident Vera Dye, 88, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Deshler, Nebraska. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with David Watters officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. on Sunday at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to Olive Hill Church.


Published Wednesday, July 9
Terry Marshall
Terry Marshall, 66, died at his home in Geneva, Nebraska, July 7, 2014, following a lengthy battle with cancer. A memorial service celebrating his life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Geneva, Nebraska. Inurnment will be at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Humboldt, Nebraska. DeWitt Funeral Home and Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home are handling arrangements. Those wishing to do so may send memorial contributions to Relay for Life: Cancer Victims and Families in Fillmore County. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com 
William F. 'Bill' Schuppan
“Bill” William F. Schuppan, 86, of Grand Island, formerly of Doniphan, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doniphan. Reverend Rodney Armon will officiate. Burial will be in the Cedarview Cemetery near Doniphan. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island.
Naomi M. Doughman
Naomi May Doughman , age 89, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living in Hastings. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with the Rev. Marshall Faulkenberry officiating. This will be followed by lunch and memories at the Red Cloud Community Center. Interment will be at the Guide Rock Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com
Wayne Wilton
Broken Bow resident Wayne Wilton, 76, formerly of Superior, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Broken Bow. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral home in Superior.
Mildred M. South
Hastings resident Mildred M. South, 86, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at her home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
Elaine K. Schall
Elaine K. Schall, 64, Lansing, KS, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was born on July 7, 1949, in Holdrege, Nebraska. Elaine was the oldest daughter of Henry and Twyla (McConnell) Wessels. As a child she lived south of Alma, NE, and later south of Inavale, NE.Graveside services will be held at the Alma, NE, cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on July 12, 2014.
Joan (Wilcox) Peterson
Hastings resident Joan (Wilcox) Peterson, 80, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. There will be no services and private burial will be held at a later date at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in McCook, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Elizabeth D. Behrens
Hastings resident Elizabeth D. Behrens, 71, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at her home. Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey officiating. Scattering of her ashes will be at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hastings College Behrens Mathematics Scholarship or First Presbyterian Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.


Published Tuesday, July 8
Wilma E. (Mueller) Favinger
Wilma Elizabeth (Mueller) Favinger, 93, of Minden, NE, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Bethany Home in Minden, NE. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Minden with Rev. Paul Blanchard officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to Bethany Home. 
Earl W. Larson
A Celebration of Life Service for Earl W. Larson will be conducted from the Fridhem Lutheran Church in Funk, Nebraska, on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. with Chaplain Daren Popple officiating. Interment will be held in the Fridhem Cemetery at Funk.
Ruby A. Dotson
Ruby A. Dotson, 53, of Campbell, Nebraska died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion-Good Samaritan Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Friday, July 11, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Campbell, Nebraska, with Rev. Ronald Kuehner officiating. Burial will be in the Naponee Cemetery, Naponee, Nebraska. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 9, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska. A memorial has been established. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Terry Marshall
Geneva resident Terry Marshall, 66, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Geneva. Burial will be at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Humboldt, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to Relay for Life: Cancer Victims and Families in Fillmore County. DeWitt Funeral Home and Alberding-Wilson Funeral home are in charge of arrangements.
Cathy E. Shaw
Cathy E. Shaw, 52, of Guide Rock died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Guide Rock United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Williams Funeral Home in Superior with family present from 5-7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com


Published Monday, July 7
Ruby A. Dotson
Campbell resident Ruby A. Dotson, 53, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion-Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Campbell with Rev. Ronald Kuehner officiating. Burial will be in the Naponee Cemetery in Naponee. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill. A memorial has been established. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements. 
Terry Marshall
Geneva resident Terry Marshall, 65, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home.Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Hastings.
Vera Dye
Superior resident Vera Dye, 88, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Deshler. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior.


Published Saturday, July 5
Elsie Emma Rose
Elsie Emma Rose , 93, of Loveland, Colorado, passed away July 1, 2014, at Sterling House. She was born April 8, 1921, in Blue Hill. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 305 E. Elizabeth, Fort Collins, Colorado. Private inurnment is at Grandview Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries or St. John's Lutheran Church in care of Allnutt Funeral Service in lieu of flowers. View the online obituary and sign the guestbook at www.allnutt.com.
Elmer "Lee" Layher
Elmer "Lee" Layher, 81, of Grand Island, died Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 7th, 2014, at Apfel Funeral Home. Associate Pastor Ann Sukraw-Lutz will officiate.Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 6th, 2014, at Apfel Funeral Home.
Rollo E. Gass
Edgar resident Rollo E. Gass, 89, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Rose Brook Care Center in Edgar.Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Plains in Edgar. The Rev. Kathryn Bates will be officiating. Burial will be in the Edgar Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar is in charge of the arrangements.
Kenneth B. Buss
Smith Center, Kan., resident Kenneth Bernard Buss, age 86, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his home in Smith Center, KS. He was born October 5, 1927, in Naponee. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the mortuary.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Smith Center with Pastor Laura Fricker officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Smith Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the United Methodist Church and can be sent in care of the mortuary. Arrangements are entrusted to the Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary. To leave an online condolence visit www.simmons-rentschler.com
Orville James "Jim" Taylor
Hastings resident Orville James "Jim" Taylor, 76, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at his home. Memorial Services with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel with Father Patrick Barvick officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Genoa Cemetery in Genoa. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, with family present at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.

Published Thursday, July 3
James Dennis Osterbuhr
James Dennis Osterbuhr, 59 years of age from Lincoln, NE, died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home in Lincoln. Jim had fought a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on February 25, 1955, in Minden to Dennis and Catherine (Filbin) Osterbuhr. Funeral services will be on Monday, July 7, 2014, at the St. John's Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. in Minden with Father James Benton officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude's Hospice in Lincoln or the American Cancer Society.
James "Jim" Taylor
Hastings resident Orville James "Jim" Taylor, 76, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his home.
Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
David Dwayne DeLorto
Hardy resident David Dwayne DeLorto, 46, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Omaha.Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Hardy Fire Hall in Hardy. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Memorials may be sent in c/o Kelly Cullum, 501 W. Sumner, Western, NE 68464.
Patricia Whitcomb
Former area resident Patricia Whitcomb, 81, of Bend, Ore., died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Bend, Ore.
Published Wednesday, July 2
Walter E. Long D.V.M.
Hastings resident, Walter E. Long D.V.M., 87, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at his home. Services will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Berean Bible Church, Hastings with Pastor Paul Knott officiating. Burial will be Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be given to Berean Bible Church, Christian Veterinary Mission or NCTA Scholarship Fund for veterinary technicians. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Phyllis R. Stierwalt
Hebron resident Phyllis R. Stierwalt, 75, died Sunday July 29, 2014, in Lincoln. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home Chapel in Hebron. Burial is at a later date. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Hebron.
Published Tuesday, July 1
Joyce E. (Horton) Winfrey
Hastings resident, Joyce Elaine (Horton) Winfrey, 83, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at College View Memory Support. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, with the family present 5-8 p.m. Private family graveside services at Parkview Cemetery will follow the next morning. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be given to the Alzheimer Association or to the Mary Lanning Hospital Foundation to benefit the Family Care Center and nursing scholarships. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Walter E. Long D.V.M.
Hastings resident Walter E. Long D.V.M., 87, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at his home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Berean Bible Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Knott officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be given to Berean Bible Church, Christian Veterinary Mission or NCTA Scholarship Fund for veterinary technicians. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ruth E. Summers
Alexandria resident Ruth E. Summers, 86, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Fairbury. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Alexandria United Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. Burial will be at Alexandria Public Cemetery in Alexandria. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to American Legion Auxiliary #194 or Alexandria Presbyterian Church. Price Funeral Home in Hebron is in charge of arrangements.
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