DEATH NOTICES
Published Saturday, January 24
Meredyth Speir Peters Osborn
Following a long struggle with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease, Meredyth Speir Peters Osborn was freed from her earthly shell on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. A memorial fund has been set up to honor Meredyth at the place she called home to build a new outdoor space for the residents of Harvard Rest Haven. Please help us provide a welcome space for the current and future residents. Send your donations to: Valerie Lloyd, 1308 E. Ninth, 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.
Earl S. Wolcott Jr.
Hastings resident Earl S. Wolcott Jr, 94, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Steven Peeler officiating. Burial with military rites by Offutt Air Force Base Military Funeral Honor Guard at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association and the United Service Organizations (USO).
Jerry J. Hoff
Hastings resident Jerry J. Hoff died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Jeanette Adrian
Hastings resident Jeanette Adrian died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion)
Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings.

Published Friday, January 23
Elizabeth A. Utter
 Hastings resident Elizabeth Ann Utter, 72, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at home with her family by her side. Services will be Saturday, January 24, 2015; 10:00 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Eddie Goff officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. 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.
Dora L. Pettit
Superior resident Dora L. (Mallam) Pettit, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Superior.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Missie Wilt officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Sunday with family present from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Troy A. Schmidt
Hastings resident Troy Adam Schmidt, 27, passed away Jan. 20, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene with Pastor John Albrecht officiating. Burial will be at a later date. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.

Published Thursday, January 22
Ruth E. Warren
Ruth Emma Wilson Warren, age 94, died January 16, 2015, in Lawrence, Kan. A private graveside service in Hastings will be held at Parkview Cemetery on March 7. The family invites friends to a reception at 10 a.m. at the YWCA, hosted by GK Chapter of the P.E.O. Memorials may be directed to the Hastings YWCA or the Brendon R. Doerr Scholarship Fund at Hastings College. A service of remembrance will be held in Ruth’s honor at 4 p.m., January 31, at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold St., Lawrence, KS 66047.
Gerald F. Frerichs
Hastings resident Gerald F. Frerichs, 70, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, January 24, 2015; 10 a.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Royal Family Kids Camp or First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Friday, January 23, 2015; 1-8 p.m. with family present 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be no viewing at the church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Derald L. Nelson
Hastings resident Derald L. Nelson, 88, died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village.Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings. Burial with military rites will be at 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 family.

Published Wednesday, January 21
Patricia ‘Patty’ Tew
Patricia Annette “Patty” Tew, 56, of Grand Island died on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Restoration Worship Center, 603 E. Bismarck Rd., Grand Island. Reverend Jonathan Gonifas will officiate. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Marjorie E. Van Horne
Marjorie E. Van Horne died in Redding, California, January 17, 2015. Online condolences at www.habingfamilyfuneralhome.com. Private graveside services to be held for the family at Mt. Hope Memorial Park, Morgan Hill, CA.
Verna Roeder
Kenesaw resident Verna Roeder, 93 passed away, Monday, January 19th, 2015, at the Kenesaw Haven Home, Kenesaw. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.; Friday, January 23, 2015, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kenesaw, NE. Burial will be in the Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw. Book signing will be Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw is in charge of the arrangements.
Bud Fritson
Bud Fritson, 90 years of age from Kearney, NE, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015, at his home as a result of cancer. Funeral services will be Friday, January 23, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Kearney with Rev. Eric Lesher officiating. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden.
Davene L. Holliday
Davene Loy Holliday was born on August 12, 1923, in O’Neill, NE, and passed away on January 8, 2015, in Seward, NE, at the age of 91 years. Family graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to diabetes research.
Derald L. Nelson
Hastings resident Derald L. Nelson, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. Burial with military rites is in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Tomjack
Hastings resident Ralph “Jewell” Tomjack, 86, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015, at Sutton Community Home, Sutton, Nebraska. Rosary will be Friday, January 23, 2015; 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the rosary at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to Hastings Catholic Schools Trust. Visitation will be Thursday, January 22, 2015; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with family present 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.
Gerald F. Frerichs
Hastings resident Gerald F. Frerichs, 70, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, January 24, 2015; 10:00 a.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Royal Family Kids Camp or First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Friday, January 23, 2015; 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with family present 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be no viewing at the church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Joyce Bittfield
Kenesaw resident Joyce Bittfield, 84, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015, at the Kenesaw Haven Home, Kenesaw, NE. Services will be Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Kenesaw, NE, with Rev. Dr. Lee Wigert officiating. Burial will be in the Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 21, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw.

Published Tuesday, January 20
Wilma A. Doerr
Wilma A. Doerr, 93 years of age of Grand Island, died Monday, January 19, 2015, at CHI Health St. Francis, Grand Island. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Grand Island with the Rev. Jack Gillam officiating. A private family graveside service will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation hours will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island with the family present. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Heartland Lutheran High School, Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation, The Brendon R. Doerr Endowed Scholarship at Hastings College or a charity of the donor's choice. Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island is in charge of arrangements.
Gregory A. Wells
Omaha resident Gregory Allen Wells, 59, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska. Services with Masonic Rites will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings, Nebraska, with Pastor Ken Breinig officiating. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery, rural Hall County, Nebraska. Visitation will be Wednesday 5-7 p.m. with family present at the funeral home in Hastings. Visitation will also be 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Thursday. Memorials may be given to the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Joyce Bittfield
Kenesaw resident Joyce Bittfield, 84, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015, at the Kenesaw Haven Home, Kenesaw, NE. Services will be Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Kenesaw, NE, with Rev. Dr. Lee Wigert officiating. Burial will be in the Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 21, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw. Memorials may be given to the Kenesaw United Methodist Church or the Kenesaw Volunteer Fire Department.
Verna Roeder
Kenesaw resident Verna Roeder, 93, died Monday Jan. 19, 2015, at the Kenesaw Haven Home in Kenesaw. Services are pending with the Apfel Funeral Home in Kenesaw.

Published Monday, January 19
Norma L. Woodward Haist
Norma Lee Woodward Haist was born September 8, 1927, in Chester, Nebraska. She died January 15, 2015. Services at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lincoln, NE 1:30 p.m., January 24, 2015. Private family interment at Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church. Condolences may be left at www.bmlfh.com
DeWayne L. Roth
DeWayne L. Roth, 70, of Lincoln passed away January 15, 2015. Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday (1-21-15) Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ Street. Private family burial. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the family. No Visitation/Cremation. Condolences online at Roperandsons.com
Todd L. Paustian
A Celebration of Todd’s Life will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Christ United Methodist Church, 4530 A Street, Lincoln 68510. Pastor Joseph Rafique will officiate. At the request of the Paustian family there will be no public viewing/visitation. Todd’s wishes were to be cremated. Memorials are suggested to the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln 68510. Online condolences may be left at www.bmlfh.com.
Gregory A. Wells
Omaha resdient Gregory Allen Wells, 59, died Saturday, 17, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Services with Masonic Rites are 1 p.m. Thursday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Ken Breinig officiating. Burial is at Rosedale Cemetery in rural Hall County. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday with family present at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Marjorie J. Unterseher
Former Grafton resident Marjorie Jeanette Unterseher, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Heritage Crossings in Geneva. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton with the Rev. Joe Vusich officiating. Interment is at Grafton Cemetery in Grafton. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.suttonmemorial.com
Celia M. Maruska
Red Cloud resident Celia M. Maruska, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Heritage Care Center in Red Care. Rosary was Sunday at Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Mass of Christian burial were 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud with Father Paul Frank officiating. Burial is at Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud
Lauretta J. Bittfield
Kenesaw resident Lauretta J. Bittfield, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Kenesaw Haven Home in Kenesaw. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Kenesaw.

Published Saturday, January 17
Beulah J. Woods
Rural Fairfield resident Beulah Jean Woods, 88, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 19, at the United Church of Christ in Clay Center with Bev Hays and Barb Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairfield Cemetery in Fairfield. Visitation will be Sunday, from 2-8 p.m., with the family present from 2-4 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com.
Bette A. Brown
Bette A. (Robbins) Brown, 81, of Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island died early Thursday morning at CHI St Francis Skilled Care Facility in Grand Island. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island with the Rev. Gene Arnold officiating. Private family interment will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Visitation will be Monday, January 19, 2015, with family receiving friends from 4-7 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Ray A. McReynolds
Ray Amos McReynolds, 93, of Kansas City, MO., died January 10, 2015. A memorial service with inurnment will be held in Fairfield, Neb. Full obituary can be found at meyersfuneralchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assn. or the American Lung Assn.
Dennis ‘Denny’ Ground
Former Juniata resident Dennis “Denny” Ground died at home in Estes Park, Colorado, on December 12, 2014. Services were December 15, 2014, in Estes Park. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to send a message to Denny’s family.
Celia M. Maruska
Red Cloud resident Celia M. Maruska, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud. Rosary is 7 p.m. Sunday at Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Paul Frank officiating. Burial is at Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud.
Stanley H. Haack
Hastings resident Stanley H. Haack, 83, died Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be Monday, January 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Dustin Bower officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings with military rites. Visitation will be Sunday, January 18, 2015, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. with family present from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel. 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.

Published Friday, January 16
Betty D. Jackson
Former Hastings resident Betty D. Jackson died Jan 14, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska. Services are Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Omaha. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials to the Hastings Catholic Schools.
Stanley H. Haack
Hastings resident Stanley H. Haack, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Dustin Bower officiating. Burial is at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com.

Published Thursday, January 15
Timothy D. Price
Timothy David Price, 56, of Reno, Nevada, passed away at Providence Home Care on January 10, 2015. John Sparks Memorial of Reno, Nevada, is in charge of arrangements. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral church in Hastings on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 10 a.m.
Carol Zeadow
Overland Park, KS, resident Carol Jean Zeadow, 69 passed away Jan. 12, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Memorial service Thursday, Jan. 15, at Cross Points Church, Shawnee, KS. Interment in Hastings at a later date.
Alan B. Jorgensen
Hastings resident Alan Byron Jorgensen, 81, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015, at Haven Home, Kenesaw, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be Saturday, January 17, 2015; 2 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Chaplain John Mueller officiating. Committal with military rites will be at Minden Cemetery, Minden, Nebraska, on Saturday, January 17, 2015; 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hastings Symphony Orchestra. 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 Wednesday, January 14
Dorral L. Schleif
Dorral Lee Schleif of Hebron, NE, departed this life Sunday January 11, 2015, at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron, NE, at the age of 88 years. Funeral service will be Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hebron, NE, at 11 a.m. Officiant will be Pastor Christoper Gerdes. Visitation will be Wednesday 1 to 7 p.m. at Hebron Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Deshler City Cemetery with military honors by Hebron American Legion Post #180. Memorials in care of family. Condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com. Hebron Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin ‘Don’ D. Bruntz
Hastings resident Marvin “Don” D. Bruntz, 90, died January 12, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Thursday, January 15, 2015; 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Hastings, with Pastor Cindy Karges officiating. Private family burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be held in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service at 2:00 p.m.; and the reception following at Family Life Center, Grace United Methodist Church. Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday January 14, 2015; 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 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.
Louise E. Smith
Hastings resident Louise Smith, 97, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015, at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial service will be Saturday, January 17, 2015; 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Private family burial will be prior to the service at Parkview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 16, 2015; 1-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials in Louise’s memory may be given to First United Methodist Church 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.
Nellie Kohl
Superior resident Nellie Kohl, 97, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. David Watters officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Friends may call or stop by on Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial Superior, Nebraska 68978, 402-879-3900.
Carol A. Torske
WICHITA, KS — Torske, Carol Ann, 70, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015. Memorial Service, 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 17, Downing & Lahey West. A Memorial Service will also be held, 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 24, at the United Methodist Church in Kenesaw.
Alan B. Jorgensen
Hastings resident Alan Byron Jorgensen, 81, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Haven Home in Kenesaw. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings with Chaplain John Mueller officiating. Committal with military rites will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Minden Cemetery in Minden. There is no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hastings Symphony Orchestra. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Jordon I. Walker
Jordon Issac Walker 15, died Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, at his home. Church services will be at Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015.Funeral services are being provided by Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com
Virginia L. Harrifeld
Virginia Lucile (Holden) Harrifeld, 70, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away January 7, 2015. Funeral services were held at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska, at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, with Rev. Hugh Giesbrecht officiating. Memorials to the family’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.wherrymortuary.com.

Published Tuesday, January 13
Marvin ‘Don’ D. Bruntz
Rural Hastings resident Marvin “Don” D. Bruntz, 90, died January 12, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings with Pastor Cindy Karges officiating. Private family burial with military rites by Hastings veterans organizations will be held in Parkview Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service at 2 p.m.; and the reception following at Family Life Center, Grace United Methodist Church. Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Wednesday with family present 5-7 p.m. 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.
E. James ‘Jim’ Haggart
E. James “Jim” Haggart, 83, of Grand Island died January 10, 2015, at The Monarch in Lincoln. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island with the Rev. Martha Voigt officiating. Burial will be at Grand Island Cemetery. Visitation hours will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Apfel Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children in Fremont. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family at apfelfuneralhome.com.
Nellie Kohl
Superior resident Nellie Kohl, 97, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Superior. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Louise E. Smith
Hastings resident Louise E. Smith, 97, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln. Services are Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Margaret E. Kuhn
Margaret Emma (Krueger) Kuhn, 97, Blue Hill died Sunday, January 11, 2015, at the Blue Hill Care Center. Services will be Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with Rev. James Witt Officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Blue Hill. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials can be directed to CER of Illinois Harmony House, 15841 Terrace Drive, Oak Forest , Illinois 60452. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Harold D. South
Hastings resident Harold D. South, 99, died Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Haven Home in Kenesaw. Memorial services will be Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Second Presbyterian Church in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. David B. McCarthy officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to Second Presbyterian Church or Hastings American Legion Baseball. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Tamara S. Panker
Former Doniphan resident Tamara S. Panker, 44, died Friday, January 9, 2015, at her home in Lincoln. There will be no services. Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children 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.

Published Monday, January 12
Edward A. Lovejoy
Edward Arthur Lovejoy, 62, of Hordville died Friday, January 9, 2015, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Trent Wagner officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Burke Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.wagnerfuneral.com.
Richard E. ‘Smitty’ Smith
Richard E. “Smitty” Smith, 72, died January 8, 2015, at his home near Upland. A service will be held January 14 at 2 p.m. at Layton Craig Funeral Home in Minden. Pastor Ivan Schoone will officiate. Burial will be at the Osco Cemetery south of Norman. Military Honors will be provided by the Minden American Legion and the Heartwell VFW. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association, Dick Westerhouse, 6220 E. 775 N., Monticello, Indiana 47960.
Richard W. ‘Doc’ Kahle
Richard (Doc) William Kahle, 89, of Lincoln died Monday, January 5, 2015. There will be a private Celebration of Life Service for friends and family on February 22, 2015.
Russell L. Krichau
Russell L. Krichau, 90, of Bladen, Nebraska, died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bladen with the Rev. Dan Albers officiating. Interment was at the East Lawn Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Bladen United Methodist Church or to the Blade Fire & Rescue Squad. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Dorothy M. Hederich
Hastings resident Dorothy M. Hederich, 91, died Friday, January 9, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Private memorial service and burial will be held. Burial will be in Denver, Colorado, at Fairmount Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings. Private condolences may be sent @www.lbvfh.com Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Jordon Issac Walker
Jordon Issac Walker, 15, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at his home. Church services will be at Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Funeral services are being provided by Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com
Thelma L. Yates
Former Geneva resident Thelma L. Yates, 87, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Marcus Mackay officiating. Burial is at Geneva Public Cemetery in Geneva. Visitation is before the funeral at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund in Hastings.
Adeline W. Lynn
Adeline Wendell Lynn, 100 years of age from Minden, NE, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015, at the Bethany Home in Minden. Graveside services will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hanover Presbyterian Cemetery south of Hastings with the Rev. Lee Wigert officiating. Visitation is today at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden from 6-8 p.m.
Harold D. South
Hastings resident Harold D. South, 99, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Haven Home in Kenesaw. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Second Presbyterian Church in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. David B. McCarthy officiating. Burial will be Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Memorials may be given to Second Presbyterian Church or Hastings American Legion Baseball. Condolences may be given to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Margaret E. Kuhn
Blue Hill resident Margaret E. Kuhn, 97, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. James Witt officiating. Burial is at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Blue Hill. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Merten-Butler Mortuary and one hour prior to service at the church Thursday. A memorial has been established.
Linda Winter
Sutton resident Linda Winter, 65, died Friday, Jan, 9, 2015 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Federated Church in Sutton with Rev. Harry Cross officiating. No visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later time. Condolences may be sent to www.suttonmemorial.com.
Euteva ‘Toby’ Baker
Hastings resident Euteva “Toby” Baker, 90, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Cindy Karges officiating. Burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Sunday with family present 3-5 p.m. at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and one hour prior to service at the church Monday. Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.

Published Saturday, January 10
Hazel D. Steinkruger Volk
Hazel DeEtta Steinkruger Volk, 80, of Upland died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Minden with Pastor John Carrier officiating. Interment will be at the Macon Union Cemetery. Memorials will be suggested in lieu of flowers to be donated at the family’s discretion.
Norbert M. Forsman
Hastings resident Norbert M. Forsman, 89, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at his home. Visitation will be Monday from 4-6 p.m. with the rosary following at 6 p.m. at Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Michael Houlihan officiating. Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. 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 St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings.

Published Friday, January 9
Russell Krichau
Bladen resident Russell Krichau, 90, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Fuenral Home in Red Cloud.
Euteva ‘Toby’ Baker
Hastings resident Euteva “Toby” Baker, 90, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Cindy Karges officiating. Burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Sunday with family present 3-5 p.m. at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and one hour prior to service at the church Monday. Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Jordon I. Walker
Hastings resident Jordon Isaac Walker, 15, died at his home. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.


Published Wednesday, January 7
Kenneth L. Morrison
Hastings resident Kenneth L. Morrison, 93, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. A Memorial Service will be Friday, January 9, 2015; 2 p.m. at French Memorial Chapel, Hastings College Campus with Dr. Thomas Reeves officiating. Additional parking will be in the Arena Parking Lot and a shuttle will be provided to French Memorial Chapel. A reception will follow at Lochland Country Club, Hastings. Visitation will be Thursday, January 8, 2015; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Additional visitation will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015; 12-2 p.m. at Ryan Mortuary in Salina, Kansas. Private family interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury, Kansas. If you choose to give a memorial in Kenneth's name, the family asks that you do so to a charity of your choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Dorothy M. 'Dot' Losee
Doniphan resident Dorothy "Dot" Mae Losee, 83, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island, NE. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2015, at the United Methodist Church, Doniphan, NE, with Rev. Kelly Karges officiating. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery, Hansen, NE. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015, with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings, NE. Memorials will be established in her name. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.
Richard T. Pieschke
Kearney resident Richard T. Pieschke, 83, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Welcov Assisted Living, Kearney, Nebraska. Services will be Friday, January 9, 2015, 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kearney, Nebraska, with Pastor Nate Seelow officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Friday, January 9, 2015, 9-10 a.m. at the church. Suggested memorials may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kearney or Aseracare Hospice of Kearney. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Kenneth Hoover
Hastings resident Kenneth Hoover, 79, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. A Memorial Service will be Friday, January 9, 2015; 2 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. 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.
Shirley J. Shreve
Hastings resident Shirley J. Shreve, 80, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, at Haven Home, Kenesaw, Nebraska. Services are Friday, January 9, 2015; 10:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home on Friday. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.


Published Tuesday, January 6
Donald L. Westengaard
Donald L. Westengaard, 87 years of age from Minden, NE, died on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the Kearney County Health Services-Hospital in Minden. Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Minden with Rev. Paul Blanchard officiating. Burial will be at the Minden Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the Minden American Legion and Heartwell VFW. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Edith V. Willcock
Hastings resident Edith Virginia Willcock, 87, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, January 10, 2015; 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Charles M. Webster officiating. Burial will be at Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw. Visitation will be Thursday, January 8, 2015; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, January 9, 2015; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with family present 7-9 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.
Arthur 'Art' Brettmann
Deshler resident Arthur "Art" Brettmann, 101, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Hebron. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler. Burial is at Deshler City Cemetery in Deshler. Visitation is 12 noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Ahrendts Funeral Home in Deshler. Memorials are suggested to Peace Lutheran Cemetery Fund in Deshler.
Kenneth Hoover
Hastings resident Kenneth Hoover, 79, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. There is no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Richard T. Pieschke
Kearney resident Richard T. Pieschke, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Welcov Assisted Living in Kearney. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kearney with the Rev. Nate Seelow officiating. Burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 9-10 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be given to Aseracare Hospice, Kearney or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kearney. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www. lbvfh.com.

Published Monday, January 5
Milo L. Kirkegaard
Hastings, Nebraska, resident, Milo LeRoy Kirkegaard, 86, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the Nebraska Veterans Home, Grand Island, Nebraska. Rosary will be Tuesday, January 6, 2015; 7 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, January 7, 2015; 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Private family burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to Catholic Social Services or St. Cecilia’s Catholic Schools Endowment Fund. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 6, 2015; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Joyce E. Nicholas
Joyce E. Nicholas, age 75 of Lincoln, died December 31, 2014. Born in Hastings, NE, to Harold and Esther (Young) Parsons. Funeral service 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home 6800 S. 14th St. Lincoln, NE. Visitation today from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the family. Online condolences lincolnfh.com.
Richard T. Pieschke
Former Hastings resident Richard T. Pieschke, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Welcov Assisted Living in Kearney. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Kenneth Hoover
Hastings resident Kenneth Hoover, 79, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
James H. Brown
Blue Hill resident James Herman Brown, 93, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Steve Deines officiating. Burial is at Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Springfield, Mo., at a later date. There is no viewing or visitation. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Edith V. Willcock
Hastings resdient Edith Virginia Willcock, 87, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Lincoln. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Shirley J. Shreve
Hastings resident Shirley J. Shreve, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Haven Home in Kenesaw.Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.


Published Saturday, January 3
Anita M. (Hupf) Hawes
Hastings resident Anita Marie (Hupf) Hawes, 85, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be Sunday, January 4, 2015; 4 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 5, 2015; 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to St. Michael's Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday, January 4, 2015; 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.


Published Friday, January 2
Geraldine McBride
Former Harvard resident Geraldine McBride, 87, of Columbus died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Columbus Community Hospital. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 220 25th Street, Columbus, NE 68601. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at McKowen Funeral Home in Columbus; 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church on Saturday. There will be a 10:15 family prayer service.
Anita Hawes
Hastings resident Anita Hawes died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.


Published Wednesday, December 31
Joyce Robertson Pickett

Joyce Robertson Pickett, 88, of North Platte, formerly of Red Cloud, passed away Dec. 28, 2014, at Great Plains Health. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in North Platte with Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Burial will be at the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1-6 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte.
Doris E. Bruntz
Hastings resident Doris E. Bruntz, 89, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Friday, January 2, 2015; 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar and Pastor Josh Davis officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Thursday, January 1, 2015; 1-5 p.m. with family present 3-5 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015; 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to Faith 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.
Roma L. 'Joe' Menke
Hebron resident Roma L. "Joe" Menke, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Hebron. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Home in Hebron. Burial is at Hebron City Cemetery. Visitation is 12 noon to 7 p.m. Monday with family present 5-7 p.m. at Price Funeral Home in Hebron. Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church of Hebron, Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home or Hebron Volunteer Fire/Rescue Dept.
Marvin Knehans
Former Hardy resident Marvin Knehans, 85, of Simi Valley, Calif., died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at Chatsworth, Calif. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Tupper officiating. Burial with full military honors is at Rosemont Presbyterian Cemetery in rural Lawrence. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Friday.


Published Tuesday, December 30
Mary Lou (Haseloh) Ewing

Mary Lou (Haseloh) Ewing, age 86, formerly of Harvard, NE, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Memorial Services are 1 p.m. Saturday (1-3-15) at United Church of Christ, 206 S. Adams Ave. in Harvard, NE. A luncheon follows at the Harvard Community Center. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the Harvard Public Library. Condolences online at Roperandsons.com.
Terry Keith
Terry Gene Keith, age 77, of Manhattan, Kan., died December 23, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. A memorial service will be held in March with the details to be announced later. Private family inurnment will be in the Ogden City Cemetery in Ogden, KS.
JoAnn Simmons
Superior resident JoAnn Simmons, 73, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. Tom Korb officiating. Burial is at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mankato, Kan. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Superior.
Horace E. 'Gene' Peak
Ayr resident Horace "Gene" Eugene Peak, 82, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at his home. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2015, at All Saints Chapel, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings with Chaplain John Mueller officiating. Military rites outside the chapel. Burial will be at a later date in the Blue Valley Cemetery, Ayr, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Marietta M. Anstine
Hastings resident Marietta Maxine Anstine, 97 passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014, at her home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2015, at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Hastings. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. up till service time in the chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Everett L. James
Everett L. James, 93, passed away December 24, 2014, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com. Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444, is in charge of arrangements.


Published Monday, December 29
Michael L. Offner
Michael L. Offner, 62, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, died Saturday, December 27, 2014, at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m., December 31, 2014, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud with Rev. Paul Frank officiating. Interment will be at the Red Cloud Cemetery. The rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Visitation will be held Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers to the 10th Judicial District Adoption Day in Hastings.
William G. 'Bill' Uden
Juniata resident William G. "Bill" Uden, 63, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. There will be a private family service held at a later date. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there will be no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is serving the family.
In lieu of a memorial the family request you purchase a toy tractor for a child as Bill enjoyed collecting toy tractors. Condolences can be left at dewittfuneral.com.
Joann Simmons
Superior resident Joann Simmons, 73, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Superior.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is in charge of arrangements.
Alfred C. 'Al' Micek
Mass of Christian Burial is 2 p.m. Tuesday, 12/30/14, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1940 South 77th Street. Father Stephen Cooney officiating. Rosary is 5 p.m. Monday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln. Entombment: Calvary Cemetery. Visitation after 11 a.m. Monday at funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Al would love you to contribute to the Pius X (Lincoln), St. Cecilia (Hastings), or Scotus (Columbus) High School music departments.
Ellamae Hadley
Hastings resident Ellamae Hadley, 84, died Friday, December 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Richard Brook officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Nebraska. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 9 a.m. until the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Railroad Town of Stuhr Museum, Grand Island, 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 Saturday, December 27
Philip F. Werner, Sr.

Hastings resident Philip F. Werner, Sr., 88, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014, at his home. Requiem Eucharist will be Tuesday, December 30, 2014; 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings with The Very Rev. Catherine Scott officiating. Graveside service with military rites by American Legion Post #87 Mills-Schroder, will be Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Clay Center Cemetery, Clay Center, Nebraska. Following a Celebration of Life will be held 5-7 p.m. at Lochland Country Club, Hastings, Nebraska. Visitation will be Monday, December 29, 2014; 5-7:00 p.m. with family present at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Mary Lanning Hospice, or Shriners Hospitals for Children. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Marilynn R. Krebsbach
Hastings resident Marilynn Roberta Krebsbach, 71, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings with Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. There will be no book signing or visitation, her body was cremated. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. 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 Mosaic of Hastings, NE.
Horace 'Gene' E. Peak
Ayr resident Horace "Gene" Eugene Peak, 82, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at his home. Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015, at All Saints Chapel, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings with Chaplain John Mueller officiating with military rites outside the chapel. Burial will be at a later date in the Blue Valley Cemetery, Ayr, NE. 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.
David 'Dave' G. Fredricks
Former Ayr resident David "Dave" Gene Fredricks, 70, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at his home in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Tuesday, December 30, 2014; 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Glenvil with Pastor Tom Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Glenvil Cemetery, Glenvil. Visitation will be Monday, December 29, 2014; 1-8 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a donation to be given to Muscular Dystrophy-Inclusion Body Myositis, Nebraska Therapeutic Horse Riding or Autism Speaks. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Sondra L. Frank
Sondra Lou Frank, 72, of Lincoln, died peacefully in her home on Monday, December 22, 2014. Private family services and burial will be held 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.
Marvin Knehans
Hardy resident Marvin Knehans, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, in Charsworth, California. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Richard Z. Lindstrom
Hastings resident Richard Z. Lindstrom, 50, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be at a later date. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, is in charge of arrangements.


Published Friday, December 26
Raymond 'Ray' L. Kumke
Hastings resident, Raymond L. Kumke, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014, at CHI Nebraska Heart, Lincoln, Nebraska. Rosary will be Sunday, December 28, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, December 29, 2014, at 9 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Hastings with Father Patrick Barvick officiating. Burial with military honors will be Monday, December 29, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hastings Catholic Schools, Catholic Social Services or the charity of your choice. Visitation will be Saturday, December 27, 2014, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 28, 2014; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to rosary and mass at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Curtis E. Watson
Curtis E. Watson, 92, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, died Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. Funeral services will be held Monday, 1:30 p.m., December 29, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Dan Albers officiating. Interment will be at the Red Cloud Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud, and Monday, 10:30 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, the Red Cloud Golf Course, or the Red Cloud EMTs.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Philip Werner Sr.
Hastings resident Philip Werner Sr. died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at his home.
Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
William 'Bill' J. Heil
Hastings resident, William "Bill" J. Heil, 64, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska.Services will be Saturday, December 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, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the family. Visitation will be Friday, December 26, 2014; 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 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.
David 'Dave' G. Fredricks
Former Ayr resident David "Dave" Gene Fredricks, 70, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at his home in Hastings. Services are Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Glenvil. Burial is in Glenvil Cemetery, Glenvil. Visitation is Monday, December 29, 2014; 1-8 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a donation to be given to Muscular Dystrophy-Inclusion Body Myositis, Nebraska Therapeutic Horse Riding or Autism Speaks. 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, December 23
Madeline C. Wolfe Nelson
Hastings resident Madeline Claire Wolfe Nelson, 83, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are Saturday, December 27, 2014; 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist, Hastings with Pastor Cindy Karges officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is Friday, December 26, 2014, 1-8 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation is also one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
William D. ‘Bill’ Langford Sr
Hastings resident William D. “Bill” Langford, Sr., 75, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014; 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hastings with Rev. Charles M. Webster and Rev. Dr. William Spearman officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Book signing will be one hour prior to the service at the church on December 27th. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Betty J. Kronberg
Betty Jane Kronberg (formerly of Superior, NE) departed this life on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Trinity Care Center in Farmington, Minnesota, at the age of 92 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday 10:30 a.m. December 27, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Superior, NE. Father Brad Zitek will be the officiant. Burial will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com.
Donna M. Adcock
Former Davenport resident Donna M. Adcock, 96, of Fairport, N.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Fairport, N.Y. Services are 3 p.m. Friday at Davenport City Cemetery in Davenport with the Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Tupper officiating. Burial is at Davenport City Cemetery in Davenport. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond L. Kumke
Hastings resident Raymond L. Kimke died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
David G. Fredricks
Former Ayr resident David G. Fredricks, 70, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at his home in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Sondra L. Frank
Former Hastings resident Sondra Lou Frank, 72, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at The Legacy in Lincoln. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Published Monday, December 22
Phyllis L. Kenyon
Former Kearney resident Phyllis Loraine Kenyon, 90, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Tuesday, December 23, 2014; 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 3315 Avenue G, Kearney, Nebraska, with Pastor Eric Lesher and Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, December 23, 2014; 2 p.m. at Minden Cemetery, Minden, Nebraska. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 23, 2014; 10-11 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be given to the Phyllis L. Kenyon 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.
Adolphine C. Zarek
Hastings resident Adolphine Claire Zarek, 78, died Friday, December 19, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Rosary will be Tuesday, December 23, 2014; 6:30 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, December 24, 2014; 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project or Nebraska Right to Life. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 23, 2013; 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
William D. ‘Bill’ Langford Sr.
Hastings resident William D. “Bill” Langford Sr., 75, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with the Rev. Charles M. Webster and Rev. Dr. William Spearman officiating. Private family burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Book signing is one hour prior to service time at the church. Livingston-Bulter-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Madeline C. Nelson
Hastings resident Madeline C. Nelson, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist in Hastings with the Rev. Cindy Karges officiating. Burial is at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Friday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings with family present from 5-7 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church Saturday.
Elizabeth J. ‘Betty’ Kronberg
Former Superior resident Elizabeth J. “Betty” Kronberg, 92, died Sunday Dec. 21, 2014, at Trinity Care Center in Farmington, Minn. Services are pending with Williams Funeral Home of Superior.
Curt E. Watson
Red Cloud resident Curt E. Watson, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
Published Saturday, December 20
Wuanita I. Butler
Hastings resident Wuanita Irene Butler, 97, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at The Kensington, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Service will be Monday, December 22, 2014, 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hastings with Rev. Charles M. Webster officiating. Private family burial will be prior to the memorial service in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Book signing is today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 21, 2014, 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Central Community College Foundation, 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.
Margie A. Mosier
Margie Ailene (Nelson) Mosier, 93, of Davenport, NE, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron, NE. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, December 22, 2014, at Christ‚ Lutheran Church in Davenport, NE. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Margie’s name to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Urbauer-Price Funeral Home, or left at priceurbauerahrendts.com. Urbauer-Price Funeral Home of Davenport, NE was in entrusted with these arrangements.
David C. Wooster
The Lord called David home on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. A celebration of David’s life will take place at a later date in the Spring of 2015.
Carl W. Andersen
Sutton resident Carl Wayne Andersen, 75, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, as a result of cancer. Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Federated Church in Sutton with the Rev. Scharleen Cross and Rev. Harry Cross officiating. Interment is at Ong Cemetery in Ong. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Sunday with family present 4-6 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.suttonmemorial.com
Debra A. (Engelhardt) Swaer
Memorial service Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. at All Saints Chapel 931 East F St. Good Samaritan Village Hastings, NE.
William D. Langford
Hastings resident William D. Langford, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation in Hastings.


Published Tuesday, December 16
Dale L. Schachtler
Dale LeClair Schachtler, 88, originally from Hastings, NE, peacefully passed away on November 27th, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ, with his daughters at his side.A celebration of Dale’s life will be held in the spring/summer at Johnson Lake, where family and friends will gather to share the many memories he made and the legacy he will carry on. Memorial contributions may be made in Dale’s memory to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Sunland Mortuary, Sun City, AZ 623-933-0161.
Gilbert A. ‘Gib’ Katzberg
Prosser resident Gilbert “Gib” A. Katzberg, 80, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014, at his home.Services will be Friday, December 19, 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Juniata (Prosser) with burial following at Concordia Cemetery. Pastor Greg Volzke will be officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, December 18, 2014, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the 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 Concordia Cemetery.


Published Monday, December 15
Loretta M. (Henry) Wulf
Loretta Maxine (Henry) Wulf, the daughter of Lee and Pearl (Douglas) Henry, was born in Red Cloud, Nebraska, on May 22, 1932. She departed this life on December 12, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Superior, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held Thursday 11 a.m. December 18, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Guide Rock, Nebraska. Rev. Warren Schoming will be officiating. Burial will be held at the Guide Rock Cemetery. A register book will be available for signing on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com Williams Funeral Home of Superior, NE is in charge of the arrangements.
Claren R. Kerr, II
Former Hastings resident Claren Russell Kerr, II, 55, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014, in Peachtree City, Georgia. Services will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Private family burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home with family present. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Gilbert A. ‘Gib’ Katzberg
Prosser resident Gilbert “Gib” A. Katzberg, 80, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014, at his home.Services will be Friday, December 19, 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Juniata (Prosser) with burial following at Concordia Cemetery. Pastor Greg Volzke will be officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, December 18, 2014, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the 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 Concordia Cemetery.


Published Saturday, December 13
Debra A. (Engelhardt) Swaer
Debra Ann (Engelhardt) Swaer of Coupeville, Wa, was born Dec. 15th, 1954, and passed away Nov. 26th, 2014. Memorial service at Good Samaritan Village Chapel in Hastings, NE. is pending.
Gilbert Katzberg
Prosser area resident, Gilbert Katzberg, 80, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at his home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in rural Juniata with the Rev. Greg Volzke officiating. Burial is at Concordia Cemetery in rural Juniata. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to the Concordia Cemetery.
Claren R. Kerr II
Former Hastings resident, Claren Russell Kerr II, 55, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Peachtree City, Georgia. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is 4-7 p.m Tuesday at the funeral home with family present. 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.


Published Friday, December 12
Eunice W. Langvardt
Hastings resident, Eunice Wiley Langvardt, 94, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Charles M. Webster officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to Hastings College Foundation for the Art and Eunice Langvardt Scholarships or First Presbyterian Church. Visitation is 6:30-8:30 p.m. today with family present at the funeral home. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Ina I. (Schneller) Wendt
Hastings resident, Ina Ilene (Schneller) Wendt, 97, known by everyone as “Grandma Ina” passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 at her home. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. Inurnment will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. There will be no visitation; Ina’s wishes were to be cremated. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
Donna Knudsen
Donna Knudsen, 80 of Mesa, AZ died Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, AZ. Internment was in Rosedale Cemetery in Rosedale, NE. Mercer Chapel of Phoenix, AZ and Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island, NE was in charge of the arrangements.
Claren R. Kerr II
Former Hastings resident, Claren Russell Kerr II, 55, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Peachtree City, Georgia. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is 4-7 p.m Tuesday at the funeral home with family present. 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.
Sharon K. Brodrick
Former Fairfield resident, Sharon Kay Brodrick, 74, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at her home in Hastings, NE. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sutton, NE with Rev. Judy Nuss officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Fairfield Cemetery near Fairfield, NE. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 4-6 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.
Doyle E. McGinnis
Hastings, NE - Doyle Edwin McGinnis, 74, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at his home in Hastings, NE. Funeral services are 12 p.m. Saturday at All Faiths Funeral Chapel in Smith Center, KS, with Pastor Randy Hill officiating. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Cedar Cemetery in Cedar, KS.

Published Thursday, December 11
Marilyn N. Oberhauser
Marilyn N. Oberhauser, age 78 of Eustis, passed away December 7, 2014 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the family. Graveside memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the East Cemetery in Eustis with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 9 a.m. to5 p.m. Thursday and 2-5 p.m. Friday at Berryman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia J. (Pat) Myers
Patricia J. (Pat) Myers, 62, Blue Hill, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at her home surrounded by family and friends after a battle with Breast Cancer for eleven years. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska with Rev. Laurence Wendelin Officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. There will no viewing or visitation. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Eunice Langvardt
Hastings resident, Eunice Langvardt, 94, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Charles M. Webster officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to Hastings College Foundation for the Art & Eunice Langvardt Scholarship or First Presbyterian Church. Visitation is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday with family present at the funeral home. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Doyle E. McGinnis
Hastings resident Doyle E. McGinnis, 74, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Hastings. Services are pending with All Faiths Funeral Chapel of Smith Center, Kan.

Published Wednesday, December 10
Audrey Schukei
Hastings resident Audrey Schukei, 88, of 233 N. Hastings Ave. passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at rural Zion Wanda Lutheran Church rural Juniata, Nebraska, with Pastor Lon Landsmann officiating. Burial will be at the Zion Wanda Church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, December 12, 2014, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home in Kenesaw and one hour prior to services time. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw are in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to Zion Church Cemetery or the Lutheran Hour.
Guila Y. Jones
Franklin resident Guila Yvonne Jones, 94, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Franklin. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cross Gate Community Church in Franklin. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin. Memorials may be made in Guila’s name to the Franklin Public Library, Franklin EMTs and the Cross Gate Community Church in Franklin.

Published Tuesday, December 9
George H. Hemberger
George Henry Hemberger was born March 3, 1918 in Holstein, Nebraska and entered into eternal rest on Dec. 7, 2014, at Palisades Living Center in Palisades, Colorado. He was 96 years old. A private, graveside service will be held at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska at a later date.

Published Monday, December 8
Florence R. Owens
Harvard resident Florence R. Owens, 84, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Church of Christ in Harvard with Pastor Dave Johnson and Rev. Stan Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Harvard Cemetery in Harvard. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home in Hastings; 6-8 p.m. Tuesday with family present at United Church of Christ in Harvard; 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.
Donna M. Schuster
Donna Mae Schuster, 83, of Hastings died Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society in Hastings. Funeral services were today at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in Grand Island. Burial was at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to Central Nebraska Humane Society.
Lloyd C. Nealeigh
Lloyd Clinton Nealeigh, son of William and Amy (Perkins) Nealeigh, was born at Cornell (south of Trenton), Nebraska, April 3, 1915, and departed from this life December 1, 2014, at the age of 99 years. Services were held at Friday, December 5, 2014, at the Trenton Church of God with Pastor Tim Roberts officiating. Memorials were designated to House of Compassion, 840 W Center St, Rochester, MN 55902.
Arlene (Keeler) Seifert
Brantford, KS, resident Arlene (Keeler) Seifert, 95, formerly of Davenport, died Saturday, December 6, 2014. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church in Davenport. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville, KS, with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial is at Davenport City Cemetery in Davenport.
Elaine Tyree
Clay Center, KS, resident, Elaine Tyree, 90, formerly of Superior, died Thursday, December 4, 2014, in Clay Center, KS. Services were today at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Memorials are suggested to Medicalodge of Clay Center, Kansas, or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Published Saturday, December 6
Doris M. Patterson
Funeral services for Doris M. Patterson will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in Alma, Nebraska, with Pastor Paul Ferrarone and Reverend Russ Troyer officiating. Interment will be held at the Republican City Cemetery following the services. Doris Marie Patterson, 91 years of age, of Alma, Nebraska, (formerly of Republican City) passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the Colonial Villa Good Samaritan Center in Alma.
Jeremy J. Thompson
Hastings resident Jeremy James Thompson, 38, lost his battle with cancer at home with family by his side, Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Memorial Services will be Monday, December 8, 2014, 11 a.m. at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hastings with Pastor Dustin Bower officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Book signing will be Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.
Florence R. Owens
Harvard resident Florence R. Owens, 84, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Church of Christ in Harvard with the Rev. Dave Johnson officiating. Burial is at Harvard cemetery in Harvard. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Monday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings; 6-8 p.m. Tuesday with family present at United Church of Christ in Harvard and one hour prior to service at the church Wednesday. 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
Walter E. Witt
Walter E. Witt age 93, of Lincoln, formerly of Hastings, died December 3, 2014. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at Capitol City Christian Church, 7800 Holdrege St. Lincoln. Visitation will be at Wyuka Funeral Home on Monday, December 8, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. Interment with military honors will be at 2:30 pm. on Tuesday, December 9th, at Wyuka Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the Vine St. entrance prior to 2:30 p.m. Memorials may be left for Capitol City Christian Church, Capitol City Kiwanis, Hastings College or Boy Scouts of America. Online condolences may be left at www.wyuka.com
Evan M. Heyen
Former Hastings resident Evan M. Heyen, 22, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, from a pulmonary embolism surrounded by his family. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, December 8, 2014, 11 a.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers and Pastor Adam White officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1-5 p.m. with family present; a prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Friday, December 5
Dennis D. Lammers
Dennis D. Lammers, 77 years of age from Minden, NE, died on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at his home in Minden. Funeral servic-es will be on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Minden with Rev. John Carrier officiating. Burial will be at the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Sunday from 3-5 p.m.
Evan M. Heyen
Former Hastings resident Evan M. Heyen, 22, of Lincoln died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln from a pulmonary embolism surrounded by family. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers and the Rev. Adam White officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Sunday with family present at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings. 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
Donna M. Schuster
Hastings resident Donna Mae Schuster, 83, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in Grand Island.
Phyllis Kendall
Hastings resident Phyllis Kendall, 76, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at her home. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given 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. Phyllis was born December 10, 1936, in Albion, Nebraska, to Elmer and Ada (Walker) Cegavske. She graduated from Hastings High School. Phyllis married Gary Kendall on June 5, 1954. Phyllis was a housewife. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and son, Kevin Kendall. Survivors include husband, Gary Kendall of Hastings, NE; daughters, Kim Fielder of Hastings, NE, Stacey Seim of Brookfield, WI; daughter-in-law, Marlene Kendall.

Published Thursday, December 4
Hollie J. (Cline) Wilbur
Hollie J. (Cline) Wilbur, 34, was set free from her 10-year battle with breast cancer on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, with a lot of her loved ones surrounding her. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the North Shore Assembly of God in Hastings with Pastor Chris Johnson officiating. There will be no visitation; Hollie’s wishes were to be cremated. Burial will be at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to family.
Bob Zeigler
Superior resident Bob Zeigler, 75, died Wednesday, December 3, 2014, in Crete. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Rev. Becky Sadler officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Superior Volunteer Fire Department.
Stanley S. Woods
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Stanley Sheldon Woods, age 90 years, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, in Prescott. Memorial services were held Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave. in Prescott. Inurnment was at the church memorial niche. Donations in his memory may be made to: Yavapai Humane Society, Trinity Presbyterian Church, or Pineview Adult Care Home. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Hampton Funeral Home.
Phyllis Kendall
Hastings resident Phyllis Kendall, 76, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at her home. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given 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.
Jeremy J. Thompson
Hastings resident Jeremy J. Thompson, 38, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at his home. Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hastings with Pastor Dustin Bower officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 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.
Stanley "Kip" Walter
Harvard resident Stanley “Kip” Walter, 70, died Thursday, November 27, 2014. Memorial Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Cawker City, KS. A parish vigil service is 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the church or Mary Lanning Hospice. Cremation was chosen so there will be no visitation. McDonald-Roberts Funeral Home in Beloit, KS, is in charge of arrangements.
Donald "Squirt" Edwards
Superior resident Donald “Squirt” Edwards, 81, died Monday, December 1, 2014, in Superior. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Missie Wilt officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Hardy Cemetery in Hardy, Nebraska. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Friday with family present from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established and can go in care of the family.

Published Wednesday, December 3
Dr. Donald E. Goodrich
Hastings resident Dr. Donald E. Goodrich, long-time educator and community leader passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Reverend Duane Queen and Reverend Charles M. Webster officiating. Private family burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday with family present at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Dr. Donald E. Goodrich Memorial Fund 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.
Ruth G. (Wehrly) Whitten
Superior, NE - Ruth Grace (Wehrly) Whitten, 87, daughter of Charles and Mable (Ryker) Wehrly, was born January 23, 1927 north of Guide Rock in Webster County, NE. She departed this life Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior, NE. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Guide Rock, NE, with Dr. Jeff Collins of the Superior Church of Christ officiating. Visitation is 8:30 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the Guide Rock Cemetery, Guide Rock, NE. Memorials may be given to the Ruth G. Whitten Memorial fund in care of All Faiths Funeral Chapel, 113 S. Madison St., Smith Center, KS 66967. For on-line condolences please visit www.allfaithsfuneralchapel.com
Robert Zeigler
Superior resident Robert Zeigler, 75, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Crete. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior.

Published Tuesday, December 2
Gordon D. Whitten Sr.
Hastings resident, Gordon D. Whitten, Sr., 71, passed away Friday, November 28, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to Gordon D. Whitten, Sr. Memorial Fund. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will also be from 9 a.m. until services 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.
Gerald G. 'Jerry' Grote
Gerald George Grote was born to John William Grote and Mollie (Reinsch) Grote on October 29, 1928 at Shickley and passed away November 29, 2014 at Fairview Manor in Fairmont, NE, at the age of 86 years and one month. Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shickley, NE with Father Thomas Walsh officiating. Rosary is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Visitation is 12-5 p.m. Wednesday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Graveside services with military honors will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Rural Shickley, NE.
Ruth G. (Wehrly) Whitten
Ruth Grace (Wehrly) Whitten, 87, daughter of Charles and Mable (Ryker) Wehrly, was born January 23, 1927, north of Guide Rock in Webster County, NE. She departed this life Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior, NE. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Guide Rock, NE, with Dr. Jeff Collins of the Superior Church of Christ officiating. Visitation is 8:30 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the Guide Rock Cemetery, Guide Rock, NE. Memorials may be given to the Ruth G. Whitten Memorial fund in care of All Faiths Funeral Chapel, 113 S. Madison St., Smith Center, KS 66967. For on-line condolences please visitwww.allfaithsfuneralchapel.com
Junior F. 'Papa' Glasson
Savannah, Georgia, resident SFC Junior F. “Papa” Glasson, 86, formerly of Nelson, died Thursday, November 27, 2014, in Savannah. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Nelson Cemetery in Nelson with Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the church or charity of your choice. Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Edwards
Superior resident Donald Edwards, 81, died Monday, December 1, 2014, in Superior. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Monday, December 1
Joan S. Lehman
Hastings resident Joan S. Lehman was born in Hammondsport, New York on December 20, 1925. She died on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Haven Home in Kenesaw, Nebraska.There will be no viewing or visitation. A Requiem Communion Service will be celebrated at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Hastings at a later date. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Gordon D. Whitten Sr.
Hastings resident, Gordon D. Whitten, Sr., 71, passed away Friday, November 28, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Dale F. Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to Gordon D. Whitten, Sr. Memorial Fund. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Tuesday with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will also be from 9 a.m. until services 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.
Gerald G. 'Jerry' Grote
Shickley resident Gerald G. “Jerry” Grote, 86, died Saturday, November 29, 2014, in Fairmont, Nebraska. Rosary is 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shickley. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with Father Tom Walsh officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is 12-5 p.m. Wednesday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Memorials may be given to Shickley American Legion Baseball Program or St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Published Saturday, November 29
Billy G. Stiner Sr.
Billy Gene Stiner, Sr. 73, of Utica, MO, passed away November 26, 2014, at his home in Utica. Billy was born May 7, 1941, in Trenton, MO, the son of Levi Nelson Stiner and Bessy Leota Royston Stiner. On January 3, 1969, he married Sylvia Louise Allen in Chillicothe MO. She survives of the home. He worked as a welder for Western Land Roller in Hastings, Nebraska, for nearly 20 years. Billy liked working on cars, both old and new, and enjoyed spending time in his garage. Being with his family was always the high point in his life. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; sons, Jay Stiner, Jim Stiner and Billy Stiner, Jr.; daughters, Treassa Stiner, Tammy Schick and Kathy Stiner; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Huffstutter and Wilma Burkebile. Billy was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry Stiner; and brothers, Bob, Carl and Marion Stiner There are no scheduled services at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO.

Published Friday, November 28
Viola V. Hanson
Franklin resident Viola V. Hanson, 90, died Monday, November 24, 2014, at Golden Living Center Nursing Home in Franklin, Nebraska Viola V. Hanson arranged her service. She requested only a graveside service. In keeping with her wishes graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Bloomington, Nebraska, with Pastor Kasey Loschen officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Published Wednesday, November 26
Lorene M. Klein
Roseland resident Lorene M. Klein, 82, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland with Father Thomas Brouillette officiating. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery in Roseland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Roseland Cemetery Association. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to rosary and Mass at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Frances P. Leeper
Frances Pine Leeper passed away peacefully from this life the morning of November 24th, 2014. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life. There will be private family graveside services at Randolph Cemetery in Randolph, NE, with Reverend Gail Axen officiating. There will be no visitation. Online sympathies johnsonfuneralhomes.net
Derek W. Barnes
Hastings resident Derek W. Barnes passed away Monday, November 24, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Private family graveside services are Wednesday at the Kenesaw Cemetery in Kenesaw, NE. There will be no visitation; Derek’s wishes were to be cremated. Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Joan Lehman
Hastings resident Joan Lehman, 88, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Haven Home of Kenesaw, Kenesaw, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
Roger Colburn
Roger Colburn, 69, of Campbell, died November 23, 2014, at his home in Campbell, NE, with family at his side. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Giltner, NE, with Father Marneni officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at the Catholic Cemetery in Giltner with military honors provided by the Aurora American Legion. There will be no visitation.
Barbara Beck
Hastings resident Barbara Beck, 81, passed away with peace and grace Friday, November 21, 2014, in the comfort of her home in Hastings. Requiem Eucharist is 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings with the Very Rev. Catherine Scott officiating. Private burial will take place in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral or Hastings College. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Juleen L. Young
Hastings resident Juleen L. Young, 71, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church with Reverend Paul Dunbar officiating. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings. Memorials may be directed to Faith Lutheran Church or Aseracare Hospice. Condolences can be left at dewittfuneral.com
Logan D. Conn
Logan Douglas Conn, infant son of Brandon D. Conn and Kristi Stiffler, was born on September 24, 2014, and died on November 11, 2014. Logan is survived by his parents and a brother, Landon Veach of Lincoln. Services were held at Roper and Sons Mortuary in Lincoln November 15, 2014. Rev. Leann Masters of Southern Heights Presbyterian Church provided the memorial service. Grandparents are Cindy and Dwayne Strasheim, Hastings; Douglas G. Conn, Stockton, Kan.; Randy Stiffler, Lincoln; and Rena and Larry Blankenship, Lincoln. Condolences may be sent to the family at: 2936 North 45th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504.

Published Tuesday, November 25
Donna J. Paproski
Aurora, Colorado, resident Donna J. Paproski, 82, died Sunday, November 23, 2014. Services will be held in Aurora, CO, and burial will take place in Clay Center Cemetery in Clay Center, Nebraska. For a full obituary and more details visit newcomerdenver.com.
Juleen L. Young
Hastings resident Juleen L. Young, 71, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings.

Published Monday, November 24
Barbara Beck
Hastings resident Barbara Beck, 81, passed away with peace and grace Friday, November 21, 2014, in the comfort of her home in Hastings. Requiem Eucharist is 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings. The Very Rev. Catherine Scott will officiate. Private burial will take place in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral or Hastings College. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

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

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

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

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

Published Tuesday, November 18
Dale L. Schroeder
Hastings resident Dale L. Schroeder, 86, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today; and 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Mary J. Reinhardt
Kenesaw resident Mary Jean Reinhardt, 90, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Haven Home, Kenesaw, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 29, 2014, at Berean Bible Church, Hastings. Time of the service will be posted closer to service. Burial will be in Mitchell City Cemetery in Mitchell, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to The Kensington and Hastings Berean Bible Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Steven A. 'Steve' Anthony
Fairfield resident Steven A. “Steve” Anthony, 56, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014, at Bryan LGH West, Lincoln, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings.
Leon L. Hartman
Hastings resident Leon L. Hartman, 69, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family. There will be no viewing or visitation. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Don B. Ozanne
Sept. 28, 1951 - Nov. 15, 2014 Papillion, NE — Don B. Ozanne grew up in Cozad, NE, and graduated from UNL in 1974. Memorial Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Papillion. Family gathering with friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kahler Dolce Mortuary in Papillion. Memorials suggested to American Heart Association.
Cecil D. Smith
Cecil Dale Smith, 91, of Grand Island, NE, died Friday, November 14, 2014, at Bickford Cottage. Memorials are suggested to the pipe organ fund at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island. Condolences may be sent to Tim and Pam Smith and Cindy and Elmar Lorenz at 2115 N. Elm Ave., Hastings, NE 68901. Memorial services will be held at the Fullerton, NE, Presbyterian Church at a later date, to be announced. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.apfelfuneralhome.com
Ronald L. Boyd
Ronald Lynn Boyd, the son of Elizabeth (Williams) and Winston Boyd, was born March 2, 1942, at Bladen, Nebraska. He departed this life on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 11 days.Funeral services were held Monday, November 17, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Bladen with the Rev. Dan Albers officiating. Interment was at the East Lawn Cemetery with the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Marvin R. (Buzz) Hiatt
Hastings resident Marvin (Buzz) R. Hiatt, 84, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014. Memorial Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan Society All Saints Chapel with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. In honoring his wishes for cremation there is no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements. Condolences can be left at dewittfuneral.com

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

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

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

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

Published Wednesday, November 12
Michael L. McCarty
Michael L. McCarty, 59, of Grand Island, NE, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, as the result of a fatal plane crash in Paulding County, Ohio. Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St Mary’s Cathedral, Grand Island, NE, with Reverend Richard Piontkowski officiating. Reception and dinner to follow at St. Mary’s Parish Center. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be at a later date. Apfel Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Louise C. Baker
Blue Hill resident Louise Catherine Baker, 95, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill. Rosary will be Friday, November 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill with Very Rev. James Schrader and Father Valerian Bartek officiating. Burial will be at Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill. Memorials may be given to Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Visitation will be Friday, November 14, 2014, from 1 p.m. until rosary, with family present at 6:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Merten-Butler Mortuary is serving the family.
Elizabeth L. Kindscher
Guide Rock resident Elizabeth L. Kindscher, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Bryan-LGH East in Lincoln. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
Connie J. (Toombs) Elrod
Hastings resident Connie Jo (Toombs) Elrod, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday, November 10, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Steve Markle officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be Friday, November 14, 2014, from 1-8 p.m. with family present 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Howard E. Harris
Hastings resident Howard E. Harris, 86, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. at All Saints Chapel - Good Samaritan Village in Hastings with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children Transportation Fund. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Tuesday, November 11
Dahlia I Saltzgaber
Dahlia Irene Saltzgaber, 88 years of age from Minden, Nebraska, passed away on November 10, 2014, at Bethany Home in Minden, Nebraska. Funeral services will be on Friday, November 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Minden with Rev. Donald Hunzeker officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
Joyce H. Ohlsen
Hastings resident Joyce H. Ohlsen, 87, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Friday, November 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Pastor Don Canady officiating. Book signing will be Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Hastings Public Library. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Evette L. Mason
Evette Lynn Mason, 49, of Hastings, Nebraska, joined her parents on November 4, 2014, after a courageous fight with cancer, with her family by her side at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Evett will be laid to rest with her parents. Graveside Service will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Grand Island City Cemetery, Grand Island (on northeast side) with Jon Rowjeski of Hastings officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family in care of Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1225 North Elm Avenue, Hastings, Nebraska 68901. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
George L. Osborne Jr.
George Loer Osborne Jr. was born October 28, 1927, to George L. Sr. and Dora Mae (De Castro) Osborne in Grafton, North Dakota. George entered into eternal rest November 8, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska. A Memorial service for Dr. George L. Osborne will be held Thursday, November 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln.
Louise Baker
Blue Hill resident Louise Baker died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill. Services are pending with Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill
Howard E. Harris
Hastings resident Howard E. Harris, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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