DEATH NOTICES
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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