DEATH NOTICES
Published Saturday, November 22
Betty J. Meyer
Hastings resident Betty J. Meyer, 90, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at her home. Services will be Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at Livingston-Butler-Volland Chapel in Hastings with The Rev. Dr. David B. McCarthy officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m today; Sunday, November 23, 2014, 1-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a living tree memorial has been established or memorials may be given to YMCA or 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.
Izona J. Mankin Best
Izona J. Mankin Best went to be with our Lord on Nov. 16, 2014, at the age of 98. She passed away gently during the early evening hours where she had been a resident of Patriots Colony at Williamsburg Retirement Center, Williamsburg, VA.A memorial service was held Thursday, November 20, at Patriots Colony. Donations in her memory may be sent to University of Nebraska in Kearney, Nebraska. Bucktrout of Williamsburg funeral home is in charge of funeral arrangements. To share on line condolences please visit www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net.
Millie K. Anderson
Former Hastings resident Millie K. Anderson, 90, passed into eternal rest with her three sons present on Nov. 17th, 2014, in Omaha, NE. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.

Published Friday, November 21
Helen A. (Oswald) Gerber
Helen A. (Oswald) Gerber, 89, of Hastings, Nebraska, and a longtime Chappell resident died Sunday noon, November 16, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday at the Hastings Evangelical Free Church. There will be a private family burial at the Chappell Mennonite Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings in in charge of the arrangements. A memorial has been established for the Mennonite Disaster Service.
Betty J. Meyer
Hastings resident Betty J. Meyer, 90, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at her home. Services will be Monday, November 24, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with The Rev. Dr. David B. McCarthy officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be Saturday, November 22, 2014, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, November 23, 2014, 1-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. and one hour prior to service Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a living tree memorial has been established or memorials may be given to YMCA or 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.
Kenneth W. Saunders
Hastings resident Kenneth W. Saunders, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings (Perkins Pavilion). Worship is 1 p.m. Saturday at Evangelical Free Church in Hastings with Dr. Samuel R. Rathod. Social gathering from 1-3 p.m. at the church. There will be no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to Crossroads Center Rescue Mission or Hastings area food pantries. Condolences may sent to www.dewittfuneral.com

Published Thursday, November 20
Margaret Ann (Wilmot) Karabin
Margaret Ann (Wilmot) Karabin of Bloomington, Nebraska, was born May 10, 1930, at Boone, Iowa, to Raymond and Susan (Strobl) Wilmot, and died Monday, November 17, 2014, at Bryan Medical Center East, Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 84 years, 6 months, and 7 days.A memorial celebration of life service was today with Pastor Scott Randall officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bloomington, Nebraska. Memorials can be given to the family or donor’s choice in honor of Margaret Karabin. Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, Nebraska, was in charge of arrangements.
Tony Maul
Former Hastings resident Tony Maul, 53, of Littleton, CO, passed away on Nov. 11, 2014, at his home. Memorials may be given to the family.
Betty J. Meyer
Hastings resident Betty J. Meyer, 90, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at her home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.

Published Wednesday, November 19
Kenneth W. Saunders
Hastings resident Kenneth W. Saunders, 80, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. Open house and Ice Cream Social is 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Evangelical Free Church in Hastings with Dr. Samuel R. Rathod sharing worship at 1 p.m. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there is no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Crossroads Center Rescue Mission or Hastings area food pantries. Condolences can be left at dewittfuneral.com
Steven A. 'Steve' Anthony
Fairfield resident Steven A. “Steve” Anthony, 56, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at Bryan Medical Center West, Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Fred Berry officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Thursday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date c/o Christina Davison, 1225 N. Elm Avenue, Hastings, Nebraska 68901. Steve was an organ donor in order to help others and his wishes were to be cremated. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Marvin R. (Buzz) Hiatt
Hastings resident Marvin (Buzz) R. Hiatt, 84, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan Society All Saints Chapel with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. In honoring his wishes for cremation there is no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements. Condolences can be left at dewittfuneral.com
Marion L. Duval
Marion L. Duval, 97, of Bladen, Nebraska, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at the Inn at Amethyst Care Facility in Peoria, Arizona. Funeral services are pending with the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.

Published Tuesday, November 18
Dale L. Schroeder
Hastings resident Dale L. Schroeder, 86, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today; and 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, 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 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.
Mary J. Reinhardt
Kenesaw resident Mary Jean Reinhardt, 90, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Haven Home, Kenesaw, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 29, 2014, at Berean Bible Church, Hastings. Time of the service will be posted closer to service. Burial will be in Mitchell City Cemetery in Mitchell, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to The Kensington and Hastings Berean Bible Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Steven A. 'Steve' Anthony
Fairfield resident Steven A. “Steve” Anthony, 56, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014, at Bryan LGH West, Lincoln, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Leon L. Hartman
Hastings resident Leon L. Hartman, 69, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family. 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.
Don B. Ozanne
Sept. 28, 1951 - Nov. 15, 2014 Papillion, NE — Don B. Ozanne grew up in Cozad, NE, and graduated from UNL in 1974. Memorial Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Papillion. Family gathering with friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kahler Dolce Mortuary in Papillion. Memorials suggested to American Heart Association.
Cecil D. Smith
Cecil Dale Smith, 91, of Grand Island, NE, died Friday, November 14, 2014, at Bickford Cottage. Memorials are suggested to the pipe organ fund at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island. Condolences may be sent to Tim and Pam Smith and Cindy and Elmar Lorenz at 2115 N. Elm Ave., Hastings, NE 68901. Memorial services will be held at the Fullerton, NE, Presbyterian Church at a later date, to be announced. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.apfelfuneralhome.com
Ronald L. Boyd
Ronald Lynn Boyd, the son of Elizabeth (Williams) and Winston Boyd, was born March 2, 1942, at Bladen, Nebraska. He departed this life on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 11 days.Funeral services were held Monday, November 17, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Bladen with the Rev. Dan Albers officiating. Interment was at the East Lawn Cemetery 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
Marvin R. (Buzz) Hiatt
Hastings resident Marvin (Buzz) R. Hiatt, 84, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014. Memorial Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan Society All Saints Chapel with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. In honoring his wishes for cremation there is no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements. Condolences can be left at dewittfuneral.com

Published Monday, November 17
Harold L. 'Zubie' Zubrod
Roseland resident Harold L. “Zubie” Zubrod, 89, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland with Father Thomas Brouillette officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Roseland Cemetery in Roseland. Memorials may be given to Sacred Heart Catholic Church renovation fund or Roseland Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to rosary and Mass at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Wanda Howard
Wanda Howard was born on December 14, 1933, in Garden City, Kansas, and passed away on November 14, 2014, at the Jewell County Hospital, Mankato, Kansas, at the age of 80 years and 11 months.A celebration of life service was today at the Christian Church in Burr Oak, Kansas, with Richard Cox officiating. Interment was at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak, Kansas. The family suggests memorials be given to the Christian Church in Burr Oak, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at www.melbymortuary.com. Melby Mortuary, Mankato, Kansas, was in charge of arrangements.
Timothy 'Tim' Aukerman
Timothy “Tim” Aukerman, age 64 years of Lincoln, died Thursday, November 13, 2014, in Lincoln. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Place Church, 1111 Old Cheney Road. Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Yankee Hill Cemetery. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today at Butherus Maser and Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St., with family receiving friends from 5 to 7. Memorials are suggested to the family of Tim Aukerman or Christ Place Church. Condolences may be left at www.bmlfh.com.
Alberta L. Erickson
Alberta L. Erickson, 91, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, died Friday, November 14, 2014, at the Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Chad Boggs officiating. Interment will be at the Red Cloud Cemetery. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home and 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Kenneth W. Saunders
Hastings resident Kenneth W. Saunders, 80, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Dale L. Schroeder
Hastings resident Dale L. Schroeder, 86, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Marvin R. (Buzz) Hiatt
Hastings resident Marvin (Buzz) R. Hiatt, 84, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Mollie C. Achterberg
Deshler resident Mollie C. Achterberg, 101, died Thursday, November 13, 2014, in Hebron, Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church (Friedensau) in Hebron with Pastor B.J. Fouts officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (Friedensau) in Hebron. Visitation is noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ahrends Funeral Home in Deshler. Memorials may be given to the church.
Thomas O. Dill Jr.
Hastings resident Thomas O. Dill Jr., 54, passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Christ in Hastings with Minister Russ Dudrey officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.

Published Saturday, November 15
Sherri L. Bonifas
Roseland resident Sherri L. Bonifas, 53, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at her home following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Rosary will be Sunday, November 16, 2014, at 7 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, November 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Thomas Brouillette officiating. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in Assumption. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Assumption Catholic Church or Hastings Catholic Schools Trust. Visitation is today from 1-5 p.m.; Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. with family present at the funeral home, and one hour prior to rosary and mass at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Marguerite J. Barnason
Former Blue Hill resident Marguerite J. Barnason, 85, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Chapel - Good Samaritan Village in Hastings with Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill. No visitation, book signing will be one hour prior to the service at All Saints Chapel on Tuesday. Memorials may be given to the family for the establishment of the Marguerite J. Barnason Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to Blue Hill High School Graduates. Merten-Butler Mortuary is serving the family.
Kenneth H. Hartman
Kenneth Harold Hartman, the son of Lillian Bertha (Leetch) and Carl Phillip Hartman Sr., was born March 14, 1928, at Guide Rock, Nebraska. He departed this life peacefully at his home Thursday, November 13, 2014, at his home in Guide Rock. Funeral services 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
Pamela S. Kissell
Hastings resident Pamela Sue Kissell, 60, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Private family services will be at a later date. In honoring her wishes to be cremated there is no viewing or visitation. Dewitt Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the family.
Thomas O. Dill Jr.
Hastings resident Thomas O. Dill Jr, 54, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Friday, November 14
Kane R. True
Kane R. True 2/16/2005 - 11/7/2014 GRETNA — Preceded in death by grandparents, Richard and Marlene Rose; survived by parents, Chris and Tammy (Myers) True; sister, Aisha; grandparents, Bob and Verla Myers, William and Barbara True; aunts, Brenda Myers, Peggy Myers, Deseree Cushing; uncles, Gary Workman, Alan True; cousins, Brittiany Myers, Kreig Ready, Chandler Cushing, Taija Cushing. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday (11/15/2014) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 11204 S 204th St., Gretna, NE. Celebration of Life at American Legion Post #216 Saturday at noon. Casual wear and jersey attire are requested to be worn at the service. Roeder Mortuary, Inc. Gretna Chapel 11710 Standing Stone - Gretna, NE - 402-332-0090 www.RoederMortuary.com.
Robert J. Svoboda
Robert J. Svoboda was born on June 20, 1925, to Frank and Mary (Mazel) Svoboda in Lawrence, NE. Robert (Bob) went to meet the Lord on November 12th, 2014, in Lincoln, NE. Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence, NE. Inurnment will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Lawrence, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for further designation and may be sent to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.bmlfh.com
Marguerite J. Barnason
Former Blue Hill resident Marguerite J. Barnason, 85, of Hastings died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Chapel-Good Samaritan Village in Hastings with the Rev. Dale Phillips officiating. Burial is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill. No visitation, book signing is one hour prior to service at All Saints Chapel. Merten-Butler Mortuary is serving the family. Memorials may be given to the family for the establishment of the Marguerite J. Barnason Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to Blue Hill High School Graduates.
Ronald L. Boyd
Bladen resident Ronald L. Boyd, 72, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Bladen with the Rev. Dan Albers officiating. Burial is at East Lawn Cemetery in Bladen. Visitaion is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud and 8 a.m. until service time at the church on Monday. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com
Sherri Bonifas
Roseland resident Sherri L. Bonifas, 53, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at her home. Rosary is 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings. Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Monday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Thomas Brouillette officiating. Burial is at Assumption Cemetery in Assumption. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday with family present at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and one hour prior to rosary and mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Assumption Catholic Church or Hastings Catholic Schools Trust. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Kenneth H. Hartman
Guide Rock resident Kenneth H. Hartman, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home in Guide Rock. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
Zachariah M. Beale
Nelson resident Zachariah Miles Beale, 28, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Dr. Jeff Collins officiating. Burial is at Nelson Cemetery. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.

Published Thursday, November 13
Kane R. True
Kane R. True 2/16/2005 - 11/7/2014 GRETNA — Preceded in death by grandparents, Richard and Marlene Rose; survived by parents, Chris and Tammy (Myers) True; sister, Aisha; grandparents, Bob and Verla Myers, William and Barbara True; aunts, Brenda Myers, Peggy Myers, Deseree Cushing; uncles, Gary Workman, Alan True; cousins, Brittiany Myers, Kreig Ready, Chandler Cushing, Taija Cushing. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday (11/15/2014) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 11204 S 204th St., Gretna, NE. Celebration of Life at American Legion Post #216 Saturday at noon. Casual wear and jersey attire are requested to be worn at the service. Roeder Mortuary, Inc. Gretna Chapel 11710 Standing Stone - Gretna, NE - 402-332-0090 www.RoederMortuary.com.
Elizabeth L. Kindscher
Elizabeth L. Kindscher, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Bryan-LGH East in Lincoln. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home chapel in Superior. Burial is at Bostwick Cemetery in Bostwick. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud and 8 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home in Superior. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com
Henry A. Wiedel
Hebron resident Henry A. Wiedel , 89, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Hebron. Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday at Price Funeral Home in Hebron. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Hebron. Burial is at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Hebron. Visitation is noon-8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery Foundation and the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, Fredericksburg, TX.
Marguerite Barnason
Blue Hill resident Marguerite Barnason, 85, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill.
Sherri Bonifas
Roseland resident Sherri Bonifas, 53, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at her home. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Ron Boyd
Bladen resident Ron Boyd, 72, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.

Published Wednesday, November 12
Michael L. McCarty
Michael L. McCarty, 59, of Grand Island, NE, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, as the result of a fatal plane crash in Paulding County, Ohio. Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St Mary’s Cathedral, Grand Island, NE, with Reverend Richard Piontkowski officiating. Reception and dinner to follow at St. Mary’s Parish Center. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be at a later date. Apfel Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Louise C. Baker
Blue Hill resident Louise Catherine Baker, 95, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill. Rosary will be Friday, November 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill with Very Rev. James Schrader and Father Valerian Bartek officiating. Burial will be at Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill. Memorials may be given to Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Visitation will be Friday, November 14, 2014, from 1 p.m. until rosary, with family present at 6:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Merten-Butler Mortuary is serving the family.
Elizabeth L. Kindscher
Guide Rock resident Elizabeth L. Kindscher, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Bryan-LGH East in Lincoln. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
Connie J. (Toombs) Elrod
Hastings resident Connie Jo (Toombs) Elrod, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday, November 10, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Steve Markle officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be Friday, November 14, 2014, from 1-8 p.m. with family present 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 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.
Howard E. Harris
Hastings resident Howard E. Harris, 86, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. at All Saints Chapel - Good Samaritan Village in Hastings with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children Transportation Fund. 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, November 11
Dahlia I Saltzgaber
Dahlia Irene Saltzgaber, 88 years of age from Minden, Nebraska, passed away on November 10, 2014, at Bethany Home in Minden, Nebraska. Funeral services will be on Friday, November 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Minden with Rev. Donald Hunzeker officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
Joyce H. Ohlsen
Hastings resident Joyce H. Ohlsen, 87, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Friday, November 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Pastor Don Canady officiating. Book signing will be Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Hastings Public Library. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Evette L. Mason
Evette Lynn Mason, 49, of Hastings, Nebraska, joined her parents on November 4, 2014, after a courageous fight with cancer, with her family by her side at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Evett will be laid to rest with her parents. Graveside Service will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Grand Island City Cemetery, Grand Island (on northeast side) with Jon Rowjeski of Hastings officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family in care of Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1225 North Elm 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.
George L. Osborne Jr.
George Loer Osborne Jr. was born October 28, 1927, to George L. Sr. and Dora Mae (De Castro) Osborne in Grafton, North Dakota. George entered into eternal rest November 8, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska. A Memorial service for Dr. George L. Osborne will be held Thursday, November 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln.
Louise Baker
Blue Hill resident Louise Baker died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill. Services are pending with Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill
Howard E. Harris
Hastings resident Howard E. Harris, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Monday, November 10
Ronald P. Schardt
Russell B. Richardson, 70, of Ogallala, died Monday, October 6, 2014, in Great Plains Health of North Platte. The family chose cremation. A memorial service will be Saturday, November 15, at 11 a.m. in the Ogallala First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Rager officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the Keith County Veterans Organization. A memorial has been established to the First United Methodist Church. Online Condolences may be sent to drauckerfuneralhome.com.
Sandra C. Peterson
Former Sutton resident Harlan Glenn Syring, 84, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at The Independence House at Coddington in Lincoln. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sutton with the Rev. Judy Nuss officiating. Interment is at Sutton Cemetery in Sutton with military honors by the American Legion Argonne Post #61, Sutton. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday with family present from 5-9 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton. Memorials may be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sutton. Condolences may be sent to www.suttonmemorial.com

Published Saturday, November 8
Ronald P. Schardt
Ronald Paul Schardt was born July 16, 1946, and passed away on November 2, 2014, at the age of sixty-eight years, three months and seventeen days.Funeral services were today at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler, NE. Officiant Pastor Brian Francik, organist Anita Harms, congregational hymns: “Amazing Grace,” “Rock of Ages”, “Go, My Children, With My Blessing,” special music: “On Eagles’ Wings” duet by Wayne Pohlmann and Mark Schardt; accompanist Cassie Wilbeck, recorded selection “I Can Only Imagine.” Casket bearers: Andrew Schardt, Brian Schardt, Rodney Nietfeldt, Kalab Reinke, Riley Reinke, Milton Willnerd, Victor Johnson, John Davis, Bob Frank, Keith Hintz, and Willis Kettelhut. Burial will be at Deshler City Cemetery in Deshler. Memorials to Deshler Lutheran School, Deshler Lions Club, Epworth Village/York, NE, and The Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation, Intl. Condolences may be sent to www.krollfh.com . Deshler Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sandra C. Peterson
Hastings resident, Sandra C. Peterson, died Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village. Private burial is Wednesday at Beatrice Evergreen Cemetery in Beatrice, NE. Her wishes were for no service or visitation. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Memorial Hospice in Hastings, NE.
Joyce H. Ohlsen
Hastings resident Joyce H. Ohlsen, 87, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and one hour prior to service time at the church on Friday. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Hastings Public Library. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Angela K. Schade
Angela K. Schade, 28, of Gibbon died November 5, 2014, in Gibbon. Memorial services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at the O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home with the Reverend Jim Wilson officiating. Interment will be held in the Kearney Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Online condolences may be submitted to www.osrfh.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney.
Lola I. Martindale
Lola I. Martindale, 90, of Central City, died at Litzenberg Long Term Care in Central City on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Funeral services will be Monday, November 10th at 10:30 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Central City with Rev. Doug McHargue and Rev. Timothy Marshall officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 9th from 5-7 p.m. at Solt Funeral Home in Central City. Interment is in the Central City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com
Donald E. Goodrich
Hastings resident Dr. Donald E. Goodrich, long-time educator and community leader passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. Private family burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014, with family present at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Dr. Donald E. Goodrich 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. An expanded obituary will appear closer to the service date.

Published Friday, November 7
Ronald P. Schardt
Ronald Paul Schardt was born July 16, 1946, and passed away on November 2, 2014, at the age of sixty-eight years, three months and seventeen days.Funeral services were today at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler, NE. Officiant Pastor Brian Francik, organist Anita Harms, congregational hymns: “Amazing Grace,” “Rock of Ages”, “Go, My Children, With My Blessing,” special music: “On Eagles’ Wings” duet by Wayne Pohlmann and Mark Schardt; accompanist Cassie Wilbeck, recorded selection “I Can Only Imagine.” Casket bearers: Andrew Schardt, Brian Schardt, Rodney Nietfeldt, Kalab Reinke, Riley Reinke, Milton Willnerd, Victor Johnson, John Davis, Bob Frank, Keith Hintz, and Willis Kettelhut. Burial will be at Deshler City Cemetery in Deshler. Memorials to Deshler Lutheran School, Deshler Lions Club, Epworth Village/York, NE, and The Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation, Intl. Condolences may be sent to www.krollfh.com . Deshler Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published Thursday, November 6
Marvel A. Ellis
Marvel Amarylus Ellis, 91, formerly of Hastings, became “Our Angel” when she celebrated her Homecoming into Heaven after her courageous battle with cancer. She passed away at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on October 31, 2014. Funeral services will be officiated by Fr. Doug Lorig and will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 7, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 6261 North Granite Reef Road, in Scottsdale. Interment will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ, immediately following the Funeral Mass. Fr. Bob Rossi, O.S.C., formerly of Hastings, will concelebrate the Funeral Mass and officiate at the Interment.
Evette L. Mason
Hastings resident Evette Lynn Mason passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.

Published Wednesday, November 5
Gary L. "Skip" Woolsey
Hastings resident Gary “Skip” L. Woolsey, 68, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014, at his home. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time Friday. 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.
Kathleen K. "Kathy" Rhodes
Kathleen (Kathy) Kay Rhodes Keeler died Sunday, November 2, 2014, in Dakota City, NE. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kenesaw Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall with Beth Fotinos officiating. No internment.
Donald W. 'Butch' Roop
Donald W. “Butch” Roop, the son of Charles Henry and Leola Abigail (Wallace) Roop, was born July 11, 1943, in Fairfax, Missouri. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Minter Funeral Chapel in Rock Port, MO. Burial is at Hunter Cemetery in Rock Port. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Minter Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be given to Hunter Cemetery or Mount Zion Cemetery in Hamburg, Iowa. Online obituaries and condolences at minterfuneralchapels.com
Marvel A. Ellis
Former Hastings resident Marvel Amarylus Ellis died Friday, October 31, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Scottsdale, AZ. Burial will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ, immediately following the funeral Mass. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ. Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale, AZ, is in charge of arrangements.
Norma J. Ellingson
Hastings resident Norma J. Ellingson, 85, died Friday, October 31, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Village in Hastings, NE. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor George Kilmer officiating. Burial is at Broken Bow Cemetery. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Ronald P. Schardt
Deshler resident Ronald Paul Schardt, 68, died Sunday, November 2, 2014. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler, NE. Officiant will be Pastor Brian Francik. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Thursday at Deshler Memorial Funeral Home in Deshler, NE. Burial will be in Deshler City Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com

Published Tuesday, November 4
Evelyn E. Alberding
Hastings resident Evelyn E. Alberding, 106, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society – Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Requiem Eucharist is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings. The Very Rev. Catherine Scott will officiate. Graveside service are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Clay Center Cemetery in Clay Center, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral or Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Norma J. Ellingson
Hastings resident Norma J. Ellingson, 85, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Village in Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor George Kilmer officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Govier Brothers.
Scott D. Cadwell
Scott D. Cadwell, 52, of Alda died Saturday, November 1, 2014, at his home in Alda. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. There will be no visitation. Mr. Cadwell’s wishes were for cremation to take place. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Gary L. Woolsey
Hastings resident Gary L. Woolsey, 68, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Tim Aldrup
Hardy resident Tim Aldrup, 65, died Sunday, November 2, 2014, in Omaha. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with David Watters officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 5-7 p.m.; and 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established and may go in care of the family.

Published Monday, November 3
Virdeena E. Schriner
Franklin resident Virdeena E. Schriner, 87, died Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Franklin County Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Nebraska. Memorial graveside services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverton Cemetery in Riverton, Nebraska, with Pastor Kasey Loschen officiating. Inurnment will follow the service in the cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Franklin Senior Center in memory of Verdeena E. Schriner. Hutchins Funeral Home, 1402 M. Street in Franklin, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at hutchinsfh.com
Evelyn E. Alberding
Hastings resident Evelyn E. Alberding, 106, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village in Hastings, Nebraska. Requiem Eucharist is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings. The Very Rev. Catherine Scott will officiate. Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Clay Center Cemetery in Clay Center, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral and to Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Stephen G. Vander Tuig
Stephen George Vander Tuig, age 63, passed away in his home in Hampton, Nebraska, on October 30, 2014, weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. Memorial Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Bishop Brian Maas will preach with Pastors Sheryl and Chris Kester Beyer officiating. A family service for the inurnment will be held later in the day at Aurora Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Steve’s wish was to donate his body for MS research. Other memorials will be directed to a scholarship fund for students entering the ministry. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Thalia R. (Burns) Utecht
Hastings resident Thalia Ruth (Burns) Utecht, 87, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, at her home. A Memorial Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Warneke officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with family present from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or the YMCA. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dianne M. Lyon
Dianne Marie Lyon, 71, of Lincoln, NE, passed away October 31, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 14th and K Streets in Lincoln. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln, and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church or Catholic Social Services. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Father Douglas Dietrich officiating. Online Condolences can be left at www.bmlfh.com
Tim Aldrup
Hardy resident Tim Aldrup died Sunday, November 2, 2014, in Omaha, Nebraska. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Monday, November 3
Virdeena E. Schriner
Franklin resident Virdeena E. Schriner, 87, died Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Franklin County Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Nebraska. Memorial graveside services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverton Cemetery in Riverton, Nebraska, with Pastor Kasey Loschen officiating. Inurnment will follow the service in the cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Franklin Senior Center in memory of Verdeena E. Schriner. Hutchins Funeral Home, 1402 M. Street in Franklin, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at hutchinsfh.com
Evelyn E. Alberding
Hastings resident Evelyn E. Alberding, 106, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village in Hastings, Nebraska. Requiem Eucharist is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings. The Very Rev. Catherine Scott will officiate. Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Clay Center Cemetery in Clay Center, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral and to Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Stephen G. Vander Tuig
Stephen George Vander Tuig, age 63, passed away in his home in Hampton, Nebraska, on October 30, 2014, weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. Memorial Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Bishop Brian Maas will preach with Pastors Sheryl and Chris Kester Beyer officiating. A family service for the inurnment will be held later in the day at Aurora Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Steve’s wish was to donate his body for MS research. Other memorials will be directed to a scholarship fund for students entering the ministry. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Thalia R. (Burns) Utecht
Hastings resident Thalia Ruth (Burns) Utecht, 87, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, at her home. A Memorial Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Warneke officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with family present from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or the YMCA. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dianne M. Lyon
Dianne Marie Lyon, 71, of Lincoln, NE, passed away October 31, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 14th and K Streets in Lincoln. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln, and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church or Catholic Social Services. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Father Douglas Dietrich officiating. Online Condolences can be left at www.bmlfh.com
Tim Aldrup
Hardy resident Tim Aldrup died Sunday, November 2, 2014, in Omaha, Nebraska. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Saturday, November 1
Judy Grandstaff
Judy Jo Grandstaff, 70, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Monday, 10:30 a.m., November 3, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Reverend Dan Albers officiating. Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetary, Bladen, Nebraska. Visitation will be held Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud, and Monday, 8 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Blue Hill Public Library Friends Foundation.

Published Friday, October 31
Bernice Hansen
Bernice Hansen formerly of Hardy, NE, departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Broken Arrow, OK, at the age of 97 years. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hardy, NE, with the Rev. Breen Sipes officiating. Burial is at Hardy Cemetery in Hardy. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Williams Funeral Home in Superior.
Judy Grandstaff
Blue Hill resident Judy Grandstaff, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at her home in Blue Hill. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. Dan Albers officiating. Burial is at East Lawn Cemetery in Bladen. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud; and 8 a.m. Monday until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Blue Hill Public Library Friends Foundation. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com

Published Thursday, October 30
Bernard G. 'Bernie' Herbek
Bernard G. “Bernie” Herbek passed away at his home October 29th, 2014, with family and friends around him. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. on Saturday at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Deweese, NE, with Father Tom Bush celebrant and Monsignor Adrian Herbek, brother, as concelebrant. Viewing of the body will be in the entrance of church before Mass. Burial will be in the cemetery of their home parish, Our Lady of Assumption, Deweese, NE. Roeder Mortuary of Omaha and Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, NE, are serving the family..
Mae Morgan
Hastings resident Mae Morgan, 87, passed away October 28, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Condolences may be sent to the family at apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.
Ricardo G. 'Ricky' Aflague
Hastings resident Ricardo “Ricky” G. Aflague, 88, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard. There will be no services at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the family.
Judy Grandstaff
Judy Grandstaff, 70, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, died Thursday, October 30, 2014, at her home in Blue Hill. Funeral services are pending with the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.

Published Wednesday, October 29
John Welch Jr.
John Welch, Jr. of Springdale, Arkansas, passed away on October 23, 2014, at the age of 89.Memorial services are 3 p.m. Friday at The Gardens at Arkanshire in Springdale, Arkansas. Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenlawn cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale. Visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com to sign online guestbook. Memorial gifts can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Elouise M. (Hoff) Soukup
Elouise Mariliss (Hoff) Soukup, 88, of Hastings, NE, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014. The service to celebrate Elly’s life will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings. The Very Rev. Catherine Scott will officiate. Family cordially invites you for a luncheon after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to The Nebraska State Historical Society, 1500 R St., Lincoln, Nebraska 68508; Kappa Delta Foundation (www.kdfoundation@kappadelta.org), 3205 Players Lane, Memphis, TN 38125; or St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 422 N. Burlington, Hastings, NE 68901. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Donald E. Goodrich
Hastings resident Dr. Donald E. Goodrich, long-time educator, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Dr. Donald E. Goodrich 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.
Richard "Dick" McCutcheon
Superior resident Richard “Dick” McCutcheon, 82, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Tom Korb officiating. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to Dick’s Cemetery Memorial. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mae Morgan
Hastings resident Mae Morgan, 87, passed away October 28, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare, Hastings. Services are pending with the Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings.

Published Tuesday, October 28
Norma M. Reynolds Lokke Nollman
Hastings resident Norma M. Reynolds Lokke Nollmann passed away at her home on Sunday, October 26, 2014. A private family burial will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 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.
Elouise M. (Hoff) Soukup
Elouise Mariliss (Hoff) Soukup, 88, of Hastings, NE, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014. The service to celebrate Elly’s life will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings with the Very Rev. Catherine Scott officiating. Family cordially invites you for a luncheon after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to The Nebraska State Historical Society, 1500 R St., Lincoln, Nebraska 68508; Kappa Delta Foundation (www.kdfoundation@kappadelta.org), 3205 Players Lane, Memphis, TN 38125; or St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 422 N. Burlington, Hastings, NE 68901. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Vonna 'Jeane' Klatt
Hastings resident Vonna “Jeane” Klatt, 93, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Mary Lanning Healthcare. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ricardo G. Aflague
Hastings resident Ricardo G. Aflague, 88, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at the Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard. Services are pending with the Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings.
Rosalie M. Peter
Sutton resident Rosalie M. Peter, 98, died Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE. Rosary is 6 p.m., Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with Father William Holoubek officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Sutton, NE. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com
Verne Dedrickson
Former Clay Center resident Verne Dedrickson, 88, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, NE. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center, NE, with Rev. Kevin Whitmore officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery. There will be no visitation; cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com

Published Monday, October 27
Tyler E. Wieland
Omaha resident Tyler Evan Wieland, 35, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014, in Omaha. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Pastor Lawrence F. Wendelin officiating. Burial will be at the Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the Tyler Evan Wieland Memorial Fund. Book signing will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. Private family condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Hazel L. Claar
Hazel L. Claar, 86, of Hastings died Friday, October 24, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Kearney. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Price-Gibson will officiate. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. On-line condolences may be shared at osrfh.com. O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.

Published Saturday, October 25
Beatrice E. 'Bea' Mulford
Beatrice “Bea” Eileen Mulford, age 85, of Kenesaw passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Haven Home of Kenesaw.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Tom Murray officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Kola, Inc. c/o Arwin Mulford, PO Box 128, Kenesaw, Nebraska, 68956. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Doris Martin
Blue Hill resident Doris Martin, 79, passed away October 23, 2014, after a long quiet life.
A family remembrance will be conducted Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 12-3 p.m. at her home. Merten Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill, Nebraska, is serving the family.

Published Friday, October 24
Edward J. 'Ed' Lacy
Hastings resident, 1st Sgt. Edward “Ed” James Lacy (Retired), 82, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska with his family by his side.
Rosary is 7 p.m. Monday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial with military rites by United States Army, Ft. Riley, Kansas, and Hastings Veterans Organizations will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you give a donation to the charity of your choice. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Mary A. Batterman
Hastings resident Mary Ann Batterman, 82, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Visitation is Sunday from 2 p.m. up till rosary time at 5 p.m. in the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. The family will greet friends and family from 4-5 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings, NE, with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Hastings. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to the family’s choice in Mary’s memory.
Mark A. Johnson
Mark Allen Johnson, 37, of Lincoln died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at his home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minden. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden. Burial will be at Minden Cemetery.Memorials are suggested to the family to be distributed later.
Darrell E. Overfield
Darrell Eugene Overfield, 73, passed away October 14, 2014, at his Dayton home. Mass will be 10 a.m., Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 112 S 1st St., Dayton, Washington. Father Robert Turner will officiate. Military Funeral Honors will follow at Dayton City Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.
Peggy A. Moorhead
Hastings resident Peggy A. Moorhead, 76, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Travis King officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family present from 5-7 p.m. 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.
Cecil G. Ditttmer
Hastings resident Cecil G. Dittmer, 94, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva, NE, with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial is at Ohiowa Public Cemetery in Ohiowa, NE. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Monday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences may be left at farmerandson funeralhome.com
Richard 'Dick' McCutcheon
Superior resident Richard “Dick” McCutcheon, 82, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in Superior. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Beatrice E. 'Bea' Mulford
Beatrice “Bea” Eileen Mulford, age 85, of Kenesaw passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Haven Home of Kenesaw. A Memorial Service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Tom Murray officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Kola, Inc. c/o Arwin Mulford, PO Box 128, Kenesaw, Nebraska 68956. 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, October 23
Marvin L. Uden
Hastings resident Marvin L. Uden, 69, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 2:30 p.m. Friday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Thursday with family present from 5-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 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.
Betty A. Wenske
Former rural Edgar resident Betty Alice Wenske, 87, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus, NE. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center with Rev. Del Klover officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday with the family present from 4-6 p.m. at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Clay Center, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center, NE, or to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com
Timothy D. Calhoun
Hastings resident Timothy D. Calhoun, 72, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, Nebraska. Friends and family are invited to graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska, with Rev. Adam Sughroue officiating. In honoring his wishes to be cremated, there is no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is handling arrangements. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com
Edward J. 'Ed' Lacy
Hastings resident, Ret. 1st Sgt./Drill Sgt. Edward “Ed” James Lacy, 82, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Mary Batterman
Hastings resident Mary Batterman, 82, passed away Thursday, Ocotber 22, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings. Services are pending with the Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings.

Published Wednesday, October 22
Rick Wilder
Rick Wilder, 54, a former resident of Hastings, NE, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Monday, October 20, 2014, at his home in Louisburg KS. Memorial services are 7 p.m. Friday with family greeting friends at 5 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings with Rev. Paul Dunbar officiating.
August "Augie" Nelson
August “Augie” Nelson, 70 years of age from Minden, NE, died on Monday, October 20, 2014, at his home in Minden. Celebration of Life services are 11 a.m. Friday at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Minden with Reverend Donald Hunzeker officiating. Following the services there will be a celebration at the Minden Fairgrounds building to share memories and a meal. There is no visitation or burial due to Augie’s request of donating his body to science. Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of arrangements.
Vernon J. Quy
Vernon James Quy, age 95, of Fremont, NE, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha.Memorial Services are 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dugan Funeral Chapel with Reverend Diana Kuhl officiating. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, NE, with full military honors. Memorials may be directed to the National Roller Skating Museum. Online condolences may be left at www.duganchapel.com
Leon L. Hartman
Hastings resident Leon L. Hartman, 69, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the family. 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.
Marvin L. Uden
Hastings resident Marvin L. Uden, 69, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Timothy D. Calhoun
Hastings resident Timothy D. Calhoun, 72, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, Nebraska. Friends and family are invited to graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska, with Rev. Adam Sughroue officiating. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there is no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is handling arrangements. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com
Beatrice E. "Bea" Mulford
Beatrice “Bea” Eileen Mulford, age 85, of Kenesaw passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Haven Home of Kenesaw. A Memorial Service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Tom Murray officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Kola, Inc. c/o Arwin Mulford, PO Box 128, Kenesaw, Nebraska 68956. 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, October 21
Lawrence L. "Larry" Morris
Hastings resident Lawrence “Larry” Lester Morris, 96, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Services with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations are 11 a.m. Thursday at Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene in Hastings with Pastor John Whitsett officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene, 700 West 22nd Street, 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.
Jerome J. Grzywa
Jerome Julius Grzywa, 64, of Fullerton died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at CHI Health Saint Francis in Grand Island, NE. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peters Catholic Church in Fullerton. Father Richard Whiteing and Father Don Cleary will officiate. Military rites by Fullerton Legion Post 151 at the church. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday with a Scripture at 7 followed by a rosary by Holy Name Society at Palmer Funeral Home in Fullerton.
George R. Gundelfinger, Sr.
George R. Gundelfinger, Sr., 76, of Grand Island died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at his home. According to George’s wishes he was cremated and there will be no services. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to the Grand Island Veterans Home.Online condolence may be directed through www.livson.com

Published Monday, October 20
Robert W. 'Bob' Somerhalder
Clay Center resident Robert “Bob” W. Somerhalder, Jr., 66, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014, at Bryan LGH in Lincoln, Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be in Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today with family present and one hour prior to the Service on Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the family for the purpose to be determined 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.
Hermina Stromer
Hermina Stromer, 92, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, west of Glenvil, Nebraska, with Pastor Renee Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery, west of Glenvil. Memorials may be given to Hermina Stromer Memorial Fund. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. and 1-7 p.m. Tuesday with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Paul J. 'Jack' Largent
Hastings resident Paul J. “Jack” Largent, 92, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Village. Memorial services will be held at a later date. No viewing or visitation as Jack’s wishes were to be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Village. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Jerome 'Jerry' Grzywa
Jerome ‘Jerry’ Grzywa, 64 years old, of Fullerton died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peters Catholic Church in Fullerton. Father Richard Whiteing will officiate. Military Rites will be held outside the Church following the service by Fullerton American Legion Post 151. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service followed by Holy Name Rosary all at Palmer Funeral Home.
Leon Hartman
Hastings resident Leon Hartman, 69, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Timothy Calhoun
Hastings resident Timothy Calhoun, 72, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, NE. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings.

Published Saturday, October 18
Rosalea C. Pfeiffer
Trumbull resident Rosalea C. Pfeiffer, 86, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Monday, October 20, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Trumbull United Methodist Church in Trumbull, Nebraska, with Pastor Kelly Karges and Pastor Travis King officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull, Nebraska. Visitation is Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1-7 p.m. with family present from 4-6 p.m. at Butler Volland Funeral Home in Hastings. Visitation will also be one hour prior to service at the church in Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Greenwood Cemetery Association. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Barbara J. Rynearson
Former area resident Barbara J. Rynearson died Thursday, September 25, 2014, in Englewood, Colorado from ovarian cancer. Burial was at Ft. Logan National Cemetery September 30, 2014.

Published Friday, October 17
Anne C. Taylor
Omaha, NE - Anne Corrinne Taylor, age 80, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, after a brutal battle with dementia. Private burial at a later date. Arrangements by Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler, 7805 W. Center Rd., Omaha, NE 68124, 402-391-3900, www.heafeyheafey.com
Rosalea C. Pfeiffer
Trumbull resident, Rosalea C. Pfeiffer, 86, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trumbull United Methodist Church in Trumbull, Nebraska with Pastor Kelly Karges and Pastor Travis King officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Greenwood Cemetery Association, Trumbull, Nebraska. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Sunday with family present from 4-6 p.m. at Butler Volland funeral home. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church in Trumbull on Monday. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Janiece E. Kaufman
Janiece Elaine Kaufman, was born July 28, 1941 in Hastings, Nebraska. She and her twin brother, Jerry, were born to Robert and Opal Kaufman of rural Adams County. She departed this life on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Tabitha Health Care in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 73 years, 2 months and 17 days.Funeral services will be held Monday, 10:30 a.m., October 20, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Bladen with the Rev. Dan Albers officiating. Interment will be at the Plainview Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., October 22, 2014 at the Center For People In Need in Lincoln. Visitation will be held Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Memorials are suggested to Lincoln Center for People in Need or Tabitha Heatlh Care. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Beatrice E. Mulford
Kenesaw resident, Beatrice E. Mulford, 85, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Haven Home, Kenesaw, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Lawrence 'Larry' Morris
Hastings resident, Lawrence “Larry” Morris, 96, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Terry R. 'Herbie' Robertson
Harvard resident, Terry “Herbie” R. Robertson, 65, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at his home. Services will be held at a later date with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.

Published Wednesday, October 15
Eloise R. (Edson) Snyder
Eloise was born on October 5, 1921, in Red Cloud. She died on October 13, 2014, at age 93 at home in Burcham Hills, East Lansing (MI) where she had lived for the past five years.A memorial service is planned for October 26, 2014, at People’s Presbyterian Church in Milan, MI at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hastings College, PEO Projects, and the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings.
Donald G. Werner
Minden resident Donald G. Werner, 76 years of age, died on Monday, October 13, 2014, at the Kearney County Health Services-Hospital in Minden. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with Rev. Dan Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden.
Janiece E. Kaufman
Janiece E. Kaufman, 73, of Lincoln, Nebraska (former Bladen resident) died Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Tabitha Health Care Facility in Lincoln. Funeral services are pending with the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
Anna 'Vernell' Meerschant
Hastings resident Anna “Vernell” Meerschant, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 12, 2014. A Memorial Service is 10 a.m. Saturday at All Peoples Praise Center, 3075 South Academy Boulevard, Suite #100, Colorado Springs in Colorado. Inurnment will follow. If sending flowers, have the florist deliver to the church at the above address Friday between 3-5 p.m. 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, October 14
John A. Schiefelbein
Hastings resident John A. Schiefelbein, 82, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Livingston Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to Mass at the church. Memorials may be given to Hastings Catholic Schools Trust or Start Over Rover. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Maury A. Lorence
Doniphan resident, Maury Anton Lorence, 22, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Trumbull Community Center in Trumbull, Nebraska. Maury’s cousins, Pastor Kasey Loschen and Robert Ziegler, will be officiating. Burial is 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Riverton Cemetery in Riverton, Nebraska. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Trumbull Community Center in Trumbull, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Maury Anton Lorence 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.
Donnia R. Hess
Juniata resident Donnie R. Hess, 83, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Juniata Cemetery in Juniata. Visitation is 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church. 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.
Charles E. Vargason
Charles Ervin Vargason, age 83, of Omaha passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2014, at St. Joseph Villa. Memorial services were held Sunday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Heritage Church of the Nazarene in Omaha.
Virginia F. 'Ginger' Grothen
Hastings resident Virginia “Ginger” F. Grothen, 69, lost her battle with cancer Saturday, October 11, 2014. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Joel Remmers and Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at the Elks Club, 3050 East South Street, Hastings, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the Elks Christmas Fund. Private family condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Monday, October 13
Marie M. Osborn
Hastings resident Marie Maxine Osborn, 90, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Benjamin Siebert officiating. Private family burial will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church 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.
Thomas R. Fernandes
Thomas Richard Fernandes, age 80 of Hastings, passed away Friday evening, October 10, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Knott of the Berean Bible Church officiating. Inurnment will be in the Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Apfel Funeral Home with the family present from 6-7 p.m. A memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent at apfelfuneralhome.com.
Virginia F. 'Ginger' Grothen
Hastings resident Virginia “Ginger” F. Grothen, 69, lost her battle with cancer Saturday, October 11, 2014. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Joel Remmers and Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the Elks Christmas Fund. Private family condolences may be sent @www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Keith H. Hamel
Kearney resident Keith H. Hamel, 83, died Tuesday, October 7, 2014, in Kearney.Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Nora Cemetery in Nora, Nebraska, with Rev. Gary Main officiating. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Treasured Memories Hospice, Sharon’s Home Health, 116 N. Little Horn, P.O. Box 189, Moorcroft, WY 82721-0073.
John A. Schiefelbein
Hastings resident John A. Schiefelbein, 82, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday at Livingston Butler Volland Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to Mass at the church. Memorials may be given to Hastings Catholic Schools Trust or Start Over Rover. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Joseph Grady
Sutton, NE, resident James Joseph Grady, 70, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014, at Fairview Manor in Fairmont, NE. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE, with Rev. Martha Nordt officiating. No visitation cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Stanton, NE, Rescue Squad or the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com

Published Saturday, October 11
Helena Mary King née Kathman
Helena, or Helen as she was more commonly known, was born at home on 12 October 1918 in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, near Lawrence, to Theresa Margaret (Lutkenhaus) Kathman and William H. Kathman. With her daughter Deborah attending, she slipped away to be with her Lord on September 13, 2014, at her home of over sixty years in Piru, California. Services for Helen are at 9 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2014, at San Salvador Mission Church in Piru, followed by a graveside memorial at Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore.
Bernard L. Parr
Roseland resident Bernard L. Parr, 83, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society – Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland, with Father Thomas Brouillette officiating. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery in Assumption, Nebraska. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the rosary and Mass 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.
Leona M. Atchity
Hastings resident Leona M. Atchity, 93, passed away Monday, October 6th, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society- Hastings Village, Hastings, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday in the church with the rosary preceding Mass at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leona Atchity Memorial. 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, October 10
Helena Mary King née Kathman
Helena, or Helen as she was more commonly known, was born at home on 12 October 1918 in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, near Lawrence, to Theresa Margaret (Lutkenhaus) Kathman and William H. Kathman. With her daughter Deborah attending, she slipped away to be with her Lord on September 13, 2014, at her home of over sixty years in Piru, California. Services for Helen are at 9 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2014, at San Salvador Mission Church in Piru, followed by a graveside memorial at Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore.
Betty J. Gildersleeve
Hastings resident Betty J. Gildersleeve, 90, quietly slipped away from her loved ones in Perkins Pavilion Short Term Care Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska, October 8, 2014. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings, with Pastor Dale Philips officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. There will be no viewing or visitation. Book signing is 9 a.m. until service time Monday. Memorials may be given to the family for Brennan Burling’s Youth Ministry through San Diego Campus Crusade for Christ. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Elvira J. Pohlmeier
Elvira J. Pohlmeier, 95, Lawrence, Nebraska, died Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at the Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Monday and Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence, Nebraska, with Father Thomas Bush and Father Loren Pohlmeier officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Lawrence, Nebraska. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Visitation Chapel in Lawrence, Nebraska. Memorials can be directed to the church. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Bernard L. Parr
Former Roseland resident Bernard L. Parr, 83, died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society – Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
Kay R. Johnson
Mass of Christian Burial for Kay R. Johnson will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the All Saints Catholic Church in Holdrege, Nebraska, with Father Nicholas Baker officiating. Rosary will be 9 a.m. Monday at the church prior to the Mass. Interment will be held in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at Hebron, Nebraska, Monday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
Ronald E. Bunger
Ronald E. Bunger, 69 years of age from Minden, NE, died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden. Rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Minden with Father James Benton officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery

Published Thursday, October 9
Helena Mary King née Kathman
Helena, or Helen as she was more commonly known, was born at home on 12 October 1918 in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, near Lawrence, to Theresa Margaret (Lutkenhaus) Kathman and William H. Kathman. With her daughter Deborah attending, she slipped away to be with her Lord on September 13, 2014, at her home of over sixty years in Piru, California. Services for Helen are at 9 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2014, at San Salvador Mission Church in Piru, followed by a graveside memorial at Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore.
Ronald 'Ron' Burge
Ronald (Ron) Burge, 82, passed away October 6, 2014, at Woodside Village Care Center following a lengthy struggle with advancing dementia.
Scott T. Thaut
Scott Thomas Thaut, LaMonte, Missouri, 48, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014, in Palmdale, California. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Bladen, Nebraska, with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial of ashes will be at a later date at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri. There will be no viewing or visitation. A memorial has been established to be designated at a later date.

Published Wednesday, October 8
Helena Mary King née Kathman
Helena, or Helen as she was more commonly known, was born at home on 12 October 1918 in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, near Lawrence, to Theresa Margaret (Lutkenhaus) Kathman and William H. Kathman. With her daughter Deborah attending, she slipped away to be with her Lord on September 13, 2014, at her home of over sixty years in Piru, California. Services for Helen are at 9 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2014, at San Salvador Mission Church in Piru, followed by a graveside memorial at Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore.
Ronald D. Michalek
Hastings resident Ronald D. Michalek, 72, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings with family present. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Hastings Catholic Schools, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, or 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.
Owen D. Konzack
Owen D. Konzack, 92, of Guide Rock, Nebraska, died Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Guide Rock, Nebraska, with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Interment will be at the Guide Rock Cemetery. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud and 8 a.m. to time of service Saturday at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Jerry L. Moulton Sr.
Franklin resident Jerry Lee Moulton, Sr., died Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Celebration of life is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin with Pastor Kasey Loschen officiating. Burial is 3 p.m. Friday at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska, with military rites by Offutt Air Force Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to Jerry L. Moulton Memorial fund to help with expenses.
Russell B. Richardson
Russell B. Richardson, 70, of Ogallala died Monday, October 6, 2014, in Great Plains Health of North Platte. The family chose cremation. A memorial service will be scheduled in November. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
Charles L. 'Bud' Reichstein Jr.
Charles L. “Bud” Reichstein, Jr., 77, formerly of Bladen, Nebraska, died Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the Bladen United Methodist Church in Bladen, Nebraska, with Rev. Baldeo Singh Officiating. Private burial will be in the Osco Cemetery in rural Kearney County. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Bladen United Methodist Church. There will be no viewing or visitation. Military Rites will be done after services at the church by local veteran’s organizations. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Published Tuesday, October 7
Joyce J. Webb
Joyce J. Webb, age 88, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014, at her home in Arapahoe, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2025 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55414 Condolences or personal reflections may be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com or mailed to P.O. Box 584, Arapahoe, NE. 68922. Viewing and visitation is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe, Nebraska. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Arapahoe, Nebraska, with Pastors Ken Breinig and Becky Saddler officiating. Interment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery in Arapahoe, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska, is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert L. Scherbarth
Juniata resident Robert Lee Scherbarth, 55, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014, at his home. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday 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 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.
Carol L. Wolfe
Juniata resident Carol Lee Wolfe, 69, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Nebraska Heart Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial Services are 2:30 p.m. Friday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be at a later date. 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.
Lloyd G. Naden
Franklin resident Lloyd Gilmer Naden, 92, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Franklin. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Franklin Congregational United Church of Christ in Franklin with Pastor Roger Frederick officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin with military honors. Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.
Owen D. Konzack
Guide Rock resident Owen D. Konzack, 92, died Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Funeral services are pending with the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
Leona M. Atchity
Hastings resident Leona M. Atchity, 93, died Monday, October 6, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Norma B. Exstrum
Hastings resident Norma B. Exstrum, 95 passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Sam Rathod officiating. Visitation is 9 a.m. up till service time in the chapel. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. 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 First United Methodist Church in Hastings, NE.
Doris M. Mihm
Former rural Clay Center resident Doris Mae Mihm, 87, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora, NE. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Church of Christ in Clay Center, NE, with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today with family present from 4-7 p.m. at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE. Memorials may be directed to the United Church of Christ in Clay Center, the Clay Center Super Seniors, or the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com
Martha R. Wilhelms
Former area resident Martha R. Wilhelms, 85, of Sibley, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in Sibley. Private graveside services will be at Chester City Cemetery in Chester, Nebraska. Gathering of family and friends will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Price Funeral Home in Hebron.
Published Monday, October 6
Eloise L. McDonald
Harvard resident Eloise L. McDonald, 93, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harvard United Methodist Church with Rev. Travis King officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Harvard Cemetery. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard with family present from 6-8 p.m. Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Harvard or the Harvard Rest Haven.
Robert L. Scherbarth
Juniata resident Robert Lee Scherbarth, 55, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014, at his home. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present 6- 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 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.
Bernice A. Reinsch
Geneva resident Bernice Ann Reinsch, 92, died Sunday, October 5, 2014, in Geneva. Rosary is 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Geneva. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Father Thomas Walsh and Father David Oldham officiating. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Tuesday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva and 6 p.m. until Rosary at the church. Burial is at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Geneva. Memorials may be given to the church. Condolences may be left at farmerandsonfuneralhome.com
Doris M. Mihm
Former rural Clay Center resident Doris Mae Mihm, 87, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora, NE. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Church of Christ in Clay Center, NE with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Tuesday with the family present from 4-7 p.m. at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com
Norma B. Exstrum
Hastings resident Norma B. Exstrum, 95, died Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village. Services are pending with the Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings, NE.
Published Saturday, October 4
Eloise L. McDonald
Harvard resident Eloise L. McDonald, 93, died Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harvard United Methodist Church with Rev. Travis King officiating. Burial is in the Harvard Cemetery. Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard is in charge of arrangements.
Published Friday, October 3
Jerome E. Konen
Hastings resident Jerome E. Konen, 86, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial with military rites by Nebraska National Guard Military Funeral Honor Guard will be at Assumption Cemetery in Assumption, Nebraska. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the rosary and mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Catholic Social Services‚ Hastings, Nebraska, or visit www.cssisus.org and designate your gift in Jerome Konen’s memory. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Wayne R. Laux
Hastings resident Wayne R. Laux, 93, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014, at The Kensington, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger and Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Rathod officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday with family present at the funeral home. Visitation will also be one hour prior to service at the church on Monday. 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.
Robert L. Scherbarth
Hastings resident Robert L. Scherbarth, 55, died Thursday, October 2, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Eloise L. McDonald
Eloise L. McDonald, 93, of Harvard, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, Nebraska. Services are pending with Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard.
Published Thursday, October 2
Leta I. Phelps
Hastings resident Leta I. Phelps, 95, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service on Friday at the church. 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.
Jerry M. Harris
Jerry M. Harris, 76, of Northbranch, Kansas, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial services are 10 a.m. at the Northbranch Friends Church in Jewell County, Kansas, with Pastor Jon Harkness officiating. Book signing will be Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Memorials are suggested to the Morrison Cancer Center in Hastings, Nebraska, or the Estabrock Cancer Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Jerome E. Konen
Hastings resident Jerome E. Konen, 86, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Carol L. Wolfe
Juniata resident Carol Lee Wolfe, 69, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Nebraska Heart Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Published Wednesday, October 1
Anne C. (Flanigan) Rohan
Anne Cecilia (Flanigan) Rohan, 60, of Hastings passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society in Grand Island after losing her battle with brain cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley, Nebraska. Father Matthew Koperski will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery at Spalding. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Butler Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and 4-6 p.m. Friday with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the family. T.J. Finn and Sons of Greeley and Butler Volland Funeral Home of Hastings are in charge of arrangements.
Patricia L. 'Patty' Hutton
Patricia L. “Patty” Hutton, 58, the daughter of Roberta Florence (Ray) and Robert Francis Poor, was born January 22, 1956, at Bakersfield, California. She departed this life on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at her home in Red Cloud, Nebraska.Memorial services are 6 p.m. Monday at Lifehouse Church in Hastings, Nebraska, with Rev. Brett Mackey and Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. Book signing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday thru Sunday at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Memorials are suggested to the Teammates Program or J4J. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Nancy K. Lewellyn
Glenvil resident Nancy K. Lewellyn, 61, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. There will be no services. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Cards and memorials may be sent to Nancy K. Lewellyn Memorial, P.O. Box 311, Hastings, Nebraska 68902. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Jerry M. Harris
Northbranch, Kansas, resident Jerry M. Harris, 76, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.
William R. 'Bill' Welton
Hastings resident William “Bill” Riley Welton, 75, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014. Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. William G. Nottage-Tacey officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to William R. Welton Physics Scholarship at Hastings College or Harvard Rest Haven where Bill received excellent care. There will be no viewing. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday with family present 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.
Leta I. Phelps
Hastings resident Leta I. Phelps, 95, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is one hour prior to service on Friday at the church. 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.
Published Tuesday, September 30
Wayne V. Nielsen
Wayne Vernon Nielsen, 89, of Central City died at St. Francis Medical Center on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, surrounded by his family. Graveside memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Central City Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post Six. Following the graveside services, a wake will be held at the Lincoln Manor in Central City. Memorials are suggested to American Legion Post Six and can be sent to Solt Funeral Home, 1507 17th Street, Central City, NE 68826. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com
JoAnn D. Grabill
Hastings resident JoAnn Doris Grabill, 74, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings, Nebraska, with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Wednesday 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 Faith Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Blue Hill, Nebraska. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
William R. 'Bill' Welton
Hastings resident William “Bill” Riley Welton, 75, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014. Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. William G. Nottage-Tacey officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to William R. Welton Physics Scholarship at Hastings College or Harvard Rest Haven where Bill received excellent care. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday with family present 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.
Blake Smith
Sutton resident Blake Smith, 30, died Monday, September 29, 2014, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Rosary is 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with Father William Holoubek officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Sutton, NE. Visitation is 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 2:30-4:30 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com
Robert G. Cochran
Former area resident Robert G. Cochran, 82, of Blythe, Calif., died Saturday, September 20, 2014, in Blythe, Cali. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior with David Johnson officiating. Memorials may be given to the nearest Shriner Hospital. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is in charge of arrangements.
Fara J. Carpenter
Harvard resident Fara J. Carpenter, 90, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard, Nebraska. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene in Hastings with Pastor John Whitsett officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Leta I. Phelps
Hastings resident Leta I. Phelps, 95, died Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion-Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Published Monday, September 29
David A. Barber
David Allen Barber, 73, of Lincoln passed away September 26, 2014, at his home in Lincoln. Memorial Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (84th and Pioneers Blvd.) in Lincoln. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park. No public viewing or visitation. Memorials can be made to the family for future designation. Please visit www.lincolnfh.com to share memories.
JoAnn Grabill
Hastings resident JoAnn Grabill, 74, died Sunday, September 28, 2014, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Published Friday, September 26
Thomas C. Jorgenson
Hastings resident Thomas Carlton Jorgenson, 82, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at his home. Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. William G. Nottage-Tacey officiating. Private family committal will be at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation as his wish was to be cremated. Book signing is today until 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Hastings College Thomas C. and Eleanor W. Jorgenson Endowed Scholarship. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Rhonda J. (Loebig) Zuke
Anchorage resident Rhonda Jo (Loebig) Zuke passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 725 W Ninth Avenue, Anchorage with the Reverend Ronald Myers officiating.
Keith C. Robinson
Superior resident Keith C. Robinson, 91, died Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Superior. Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Book signing is today until 5 p.m. at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Imogene M. Turley
Hastings resident Imogene Mae Turley, 96, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Requiem Eucharist will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings, Nebraska, with The Very Rev. Dean Catherine F. Scott officiating. Private family burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Hastings Meals on Wheels Program and Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com
Published Thursday, September 25
Robert J. Theiler, Sr.
Hastings resident Robert J. Theiler, Sr., left this world peacefully on September 23, 2014. Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland, NE, with Father Joseph Walsh officiating. Visitation is 4 p.m. until time of rosary Friday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings. Burial will be in the Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. Memorials may be given to Start Over Rover, Hastings; St. Francis Cancer Center, Grand Island; Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Roseland; or St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Hastings.
Robert J. Parker, Sr.
Robert J. Parker, Sr., 87, of Blue Eye, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on September 22, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014, at Mt. Salem Cemetery in Elkins under the direction of Beard’s Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014. “No flowers please”; memorials may be made to the YMCA Pool Campaign, Attn: Gwen, 1430 W. 16th Street, Hastings, NE 68901. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com
Steven J. 'Pud' Hanzel
Steven J. "Pud" Hanzel died Monday, September 22, 2014.Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Saturday with a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the John A. Gentleman Pacific St. Chapel in Omaha, Ne.
Keith C. Robinson
Superior resident Keith C. Robinson, 91, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Superior. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Wednesday, September 24
Wylda L. Woodrick
Wylda Lucile Woodrick was born August 21, 1913, to Carl and Mayme (Smith) Kinney in Webster County, Nebraska, and died September 21, 2014, at the Heritage Care Center of Red Cloud, Nebraska, at the age of 101 years and 1 month. Graveside services for Wylda L. Woodrick will be Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at the Minden Cemetery, Minden, Nebraska, with Pastor Herman Keen officiating. Interment will be at the cemetery following services. At Wylda’s request the casket will be closed at the funeral home, but friends are encouraged to stop and sign the register book on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The family suggests memorials to the Franklin Senior Center, in care of the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.hutchinsfuneralhome.com. Hutchins Funeral Home, 1402 M Street, Franklin, Nebraska 68939, was in charge of arrangements.
Robert J. Parker, Sr.
Robert J. Parker, Sr., 87, of Blue Eye, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on September 22, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014, at Mt. Salem Cemetery in Elkins under the direction of Beard’s Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014. “No flowers please”; memorials may be made to the YMCA Pool Campaign, Attn: Gwen, 1430 W. 16th Street, Hastings, NE 68901. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com
Matthew A. Whitlake
Former Hastings resident Matthew Allen Whitlake of Milford, Nebraska, 40, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Tabitha Care Center, Lincoln, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, September 27, 2014; 10:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home. 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.
Connie J. Wampole
Grand Island resident Connie J. Wampole, 54, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. Jeff Kimberly officiating. Burial is at Bostwick Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in care of the family.
Robert Theiler
Hastings resident Robert Theiler, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.

Published Tuesday, September 23
Gerald D. 'Soddy' Saathoff
Gerald D. “Soddy” Saathoff, 80, of Franklin died Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Franklin. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin with Pastor Herman Keen officiating. Military honors at graveside will be provided by the Franklin V.F.W. and also the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Team. There will be no visitation. The family suggests memorials to the First United Congregational Church of Christ, the Franklin Young Guns 4-H club or the Golden Living Center in Franklin. Visit www.hlmk funeral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.
Hilda A. Rempe
Superior resident Hilda A. Rempe, 101, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, in Superior. Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday with Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Superior with Father Melvin Rempe officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Suprior. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday with family present from 4-6 to greet friends at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Superior Good Samaritan Society, St. Joseph’s Altar Society, or Hilda A. Rempe and Richard H. Rempe Endowment at Sacred Heart Parish in Lawrence.
John A. Yunko
John A. Yunko, 82, of Commerce City, CO, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in Denver.
Doris Tuxhorn
Rural Smith Center resident Doris Tuxhorn, 85, died Sunday, September 21, 2014. Celebration of Life services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary in Smith Center, KS, with Pastor Dennis Lambert officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Smith Center. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Hospice Services of Smith County, Thornburg Church, or the Ronald McDonald House and can be sent in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be sent to www.simmons-rentschler.com
Ben W. Weber
Hastings resident Ben W. Weber, 81, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska, surrounded by his wife and five children. Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings, with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday with family present at the funeral home. A memorial has been established by the family to be designated at a later date to his favorite organizations. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Thomas C. 'Tom' Jorgenson
Hastings resident Thomas Carlton Jorgenson, 82, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at his home. Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. William G. Nottage-Tacey officiating. Private family committal will be at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation as his wish was to be cremated. Book signing will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Hastings College Thomas C. and Eleanor W. Jorgenson Endowed Scholarship. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
James L. 'Jim' Rilling
Nelson resident James L. “Jim” Rilling, 71, died Monday, September 15, 2014, in Superior. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ in Nelson with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Nelson Cemetery in Nelson. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson. Memorials may be given in care of the family.

Published Monday, September 22
Sophia 'Jean' Krueger
Centenarian Sophia “Jean” Krueger passed away Friday, September 19, 2014, in Hastings, Nebraska. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 5-8 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill, NE. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill, NE, with Very Rev. James Schrader and Father Val Bartek. Burial will be in the Blue Hill Cemetery, Blue Hill, Nebraska. Arrangements entrusted to Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill, Nebraska. Condolences can be left at www.lbvfh.com
Ruth E. Kral
Hastings resident Ruth E. Kral, 95, died Friday, September 19, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bladen United Methodist Church in Bladen with Pastor Warren Schoming and Rev. Baldeo Singh officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery in Bladen. Memorials may be given to the Bladen United Methodist Church. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Gail S. Ladach
Hastings resident Gail S. Ladach, 63, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, at her home. There will be no services. Private family burial will be held at a later date. 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.
Ruby M. (Blum) Dinkelman
Ruby Marie (Blum) Dinkelman of York, NE, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, in York at the age of 89 years.Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St Paul Lutheran Church in Utica, NE, with the Rev. Jon Dunbar officiating. Burial in York’s Greenwood Cemetery following services. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Visitation begins after 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday and with her family later that evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Metz Mortuary in York. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.metzmortuary.com Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements.
Paul Blunt
Paul Blunt, age 85 of Hastings passed away Friday evening, September 19, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene with Pastor John Whitsett officiating. Military honors will be rendered at the church following the services. There will be no visitation. Cremation was chosen. Online condolences may be sent at apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Ben W. Weber
Hastings resident Ben W. Weber, 81, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Thomas C. 'Tom' Jorgenson
Hastings resident Thomas “Tom” C. Jorgenson, 82, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.

Published Saturday, September 20
Ernest N. 'Bud' Soucie
Campbell resident Ernest N. “Bud” Soucie, 93, died Friday, September 19, 2014, at College View Assisted Living & Memory Support Community, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Campbell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Campbell with Very Rev. James C. Schrader and Father Matthew Koperski officiating. Burial with military rites will be at St. Anne Catholic Cemetery in Campbell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Anne Catholic Church in Campbell, Baseball Program or Webster County 4-H Foundation. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. Sunday at Campbell Funeral Home, Campbell. Campbell Funeral Home is serving the family.
Gail S. Ladach
Hastings resident Gail S. Ladach, 63, died Thursday, September 18, 2014, at her home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.

Published Friday, September 19
Glen O. Lamphiear
Hastings resident Glen O. Lamphiear, 89, also known as G.O., passed away September 17, 2014, at the Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island, Nebraska. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Hastings with Pastor Dustin Bower officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, NE, with military rites. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday with family present from 4-6 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfel funeralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to First Christian Church or the Shrine Transportation Fund.
Ione M. Lipovsky
Former Fairfield resident Ione M. Lipovsky, 90, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE. Rosary will be 9:30 a.m. Monday with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial is 1:30 p.m. Monday at Fairfield Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date or St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com
Franklin O. Hester
Hastings resident Franklin O. Hester, 56, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE. Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings, with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Private family visitation is 5-6 p.m. today and a public viewing from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.

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.
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